As an actor, Charlie Hunnam has worked with a wide range of directors, including Oscar winners Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, and Anthony Minghella. The Gentlemen marks Hunnam’s second collaboration with Guy Ritchie (they previously worked together on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), and he told us he’s really developed a good understanding of Ritchie’s style. (Click on the media bar below to hear Charlie Hunnam)
Jeopardy is just a game show. Or is it? Alex Trebek has been hosting the program since it was resurrected in 1984, and over the years, he’s grown to have a different outlook about the show. Having met thousands of Jeopardy contestants and fans, he’s formed an interesting hypothesis about how people have been changed by their love of Jeopardy.(Click on the media bar below to hear Alex Trebek)
If you don’t know how to watch Jeopardy where you are, the correct answer is “What rock have you been hiding under?” But we’ll also accept What is www.Jeopardy.com?
Now that he’s in his fifties, Will Smith can look back at the last thirtysomething years with a sense of pride about how he’s handled his career and his public image. It’s something he’s taken very seriously over the years, and he made sure to be a good student about such things when he was young. As he ascended the ladder of superstardom, he started getting mentored by some of the biggest stars of the day, and he talked to us about what a big difference it made to have Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis teaching him lessons about stardom. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith)
Will Smith’s latest movie, Bad Boys For Life, is playing now in theaters.
Most Breaking Bad fans figured they’d seen the last of Giancarlo Esposito after his character’s explosive exit on that show. People loved to hate Esposito’s character, Gus Fring, so many were overjoyed when he turned up in the third season of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. The shows may be different in their tone and storylines, but being in the same universe, there are certainly some shared elements, especially when it comes to the creative team. So, when he’s filming Better Call Saul episodes, does Esposito get the same feeling he got when he was on Breaking Bad?
The two-night Better Call Saul premiere will take place February 23 and 24 on AMC.
As we all know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born rather inconspicuously, with a couple of Iron Man films before characters started to pop up and cross over into each others’ movies. Given those roots, there are certainly plenty of fans who considered Robert Downey Jr. (and Tony Stark) to be the proverbial Godfather of the MCU. And even though — spoiler alert for the three of you who might not know — Stark/Iron Man won’t be part of any future Marvel adventures, he still factors into the series through prequels and flashbacks. In fact, he’ll be appearing in four Marvel projects this year alone. But even with his exalted status in the MCU, Downey likes to keep things in their proper perspective. (Click on the media bar below to hear Robert Downey Jr.)
Downey’s most recent film, Dolittle, is playing now in theaters.
The Turning is a contemporary take on the 1898 Henry James short story The Turn of the Screw, a familiar tale that has been given new life in the film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Mackenzie Davis stars as the nanny looking after two strangely disturbed children, and she told us the film is definitely more of a thriller than a horror movie. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mackenzie Davis)
Oscar- and Emmy-winner Viola Davis prides herself on making unconventional career choices, so the fact that her latest film began life as an indie darling at Sundance is no surprise. She stars in the movie Troop Zero alongside a fellow Oscar- and Emmy-winner, Allison Janney, and a group of young actors who make up the title group. When we spoke to Davis, she had nothing but the highest praise for her fellow castmates. (Click on the media bar below to hear Viola Davis)
Troop Zero is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
On Thursday nights, Station 19 is once again paired up with the show it spun off from, Grey’s Anatomy. As the show enters its third season, star Jason George wants to make sure all of the Grey’s fans are tuning in an hour early for Station 19, and he told us why. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason George)
With the striking success of 1917 at the box office, The Last Full Measure couldn’t be coming out at a better time. It’s another historical war drama — this one, the real-life story of William Pitsenbarger, an American soldier who won the Medal of Honor 34 years after giving his life to save more than 60 colleagues. Sebastian Stan stars as a Pentagon official who seeks to grant Pitsenbarger the posthumous honor, and he told us he’s been forever changed after making the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sebastian Stan)
The Last Full Measure opens in selected theaters this Friday.
Sir Patrick Stewart has been an integral part of the Star Trek universe for 33 years now, ever since The Next Generatio” premiered with him in the captain’s chair. At the time, TNG was only the second live-action TV show in a franchise which has now spawned seven, including the new Star Trek: Picard. Why does Stewart think there’s still a demand for Star Trek 54 years after the original show premiered? He believes it’s because the shows are all driven by one of the most powerful and universal human emotions. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sir Patrick Stewart)
Star Trek: Picard is now streaming on CBS All Access, with new episodes added weekly