Why Are Superheroes Soaring? Candice Patton Of ‘The Flash’ Knows

Superheroes are everywhere these days — they’re doing big business at the box office, and they’re all over the television. Candice Patton has been a big beneficiary of the trend, since she stars on The Flash, which is now in the middle of its fifth season and has already been renewed for a sixth. Why does Patton think the genre is so popular? She told us she thinks they represent the kind of hope we all have for humanity in a crazy world. (Click on the media bar below to hear Candice Patton)

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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The (Air) Force Was With Brie Larson On ‘Captain Marvel’

In Captain Marvel, Brie Larson does a lot of flying. Whether she’s flying a military jet, an alien spacecraft, or just flying with her own superpowers, she spends plenty of time up in the air. So it’s probably a good thing that she got to hang out at a real-life U.S. Air Force base while they were making the movie, because it gave her a lot of insight into both flying and the people who do it.

Captain Marvel is playing now in theaters everywhere.

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Has Milo Ventimiglia Peaked With ‘This Is Us’? He Doesn’t Think So!

Milo Ventimiglia has saidhe’s landed the role of a lifetime by playing Jack Pearson on This Is Us. But is it? Right now, it may be. But Ventimiglia says he has no idea about what may come further down the line in his career. All he knows is that, just as his earlier roles prepared him for Jack, he feels like everything he’s doing now will lead to amazing new parts in the coming decades.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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Alec Baldwin Gets Behind The Wheel In ‘Framing John DeLorean’ Trailer

Framing John DeLorean tells the story of the rise and fall of John DeLorean, the legendary automaker whose car was immortalized thanks to Back to the Future. Alec Baldwin plays John DeLorean in the feature, with Morena Baccarin co-starring as his wife Cristina Ferrare.

The picture is not your average biopic, as filmmakers Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott (The Art of the Steal) mixes in archival footage along with the narrative. DeLorean’s life, which included a successful run with General Motors, the failure of the DeLorean Motor Company, and charges of cocaine trafficking are all featured in the flick. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Framing John DeLorean hits theaters and VOD on June 7.

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Rob Marshall Realizes Early Movie Dreams With ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Rob Marshall is one of cinema’s most successful filmmakers, as he’s taken on highly touted projects in narrative (Memoirs of a Geisha, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and musical (Into the Woods, Chicago) form.

His latest project Mary Poppins Returns has grossed over $348 million worldwide, and the feature debuts today on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD.

During the home entertainment press day for Mary Poppins Returns, Marshall divulged that Mary Poppins was the first film he ever saw.

“I was four years old,” said Marshall. “I saw it in a movie theater and it changed the course of my life even as a four-year-old. It stays with you so deeply (and) it means so much to everyone.”

Click on the media bar to hear Marshall explain why making Mary Poppins Returns was a “rare” and “extraordinary” experience.

Special features on the Mary Poppins Returns Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD versions include a trip down Cherry Tree Lane with Dick Van Dyke, deleted scenes, the deleted song “The Anthropomorphic Zoo,” and a sing-along version that includes the Oscar nominated track “The Place Where Lost Things Go.”

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John Legend: This Year’s ‘Voice’ Talent Is Better Than Ever

John Legend is new to The Voice as a coach this season. However, as a fan of the show, he’s well aware of the talent it’s offered up in the past. And what he’s seeing before his very eyes on Season 16, he told us, is beyond anything he’s seen while watching the show before. (Click on the media bar below to hear John Legend)

The Voice airs Monday nights at 8/7c on NBC.

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On Paper, ‘Pet Sematary’ Was ‘Deeply Disturbing’ For Jason Clarke

By the time Stephen King wrote and released Pet Sematary in 1983, many of his books were already being made into movies, so it didn’t come as much of a surprise when it hit the big screen in 1989. Now the story is once again being made into a movie, with the remake starring Jason Clarke. Many of King’s novels, while certainly scary, tend to be psychological thrillers more than they’re pure horror stories, and Clarke told us that made the book even more disturbing to him when he read it — well, tried to read it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason Clarke)

 

Pet Sematary opens in theaters on April 5.

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Marcia Clark Gives Us A New ‘Fix’ Of Legal Dramas

As a participant in what has often been referred to as the “trial of the century,” Marcia Clark knows first-hand exactly how much drama can come out of a courtroom. She’s taken that knowledge and used it to create The Fix, a new television legal drama. Clark told us, though, that the drama inside the courtroom is only part of the story, and that she designed the show to reflect the whole package — the drama that takes place both inside and outside the courtroom. (Click on the media bar below to hear Marcia Clark)

The Fix airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.

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Taraji P. Henson Takes On “Powerhouse” Role In ‘The Best Of Enemies’

The Best of Enemies is the true story of the relationships between civil rights activist Ann Atwater (Empire’s Taraji P. Henson) and Ku Klux Clan leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell). Although the pair initially battled over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina in 1971, they would form an inextricable bond. The feature is based on the book by Osha Gray Davidson.

Before she passed in 2016, Atwater was honored that Henson was going to play her. Click on the media bar to hear Henson talk about what made Atwater a “powerhouse” person:

Co-starring Wes Bentley and Anne Heche, The Best Of Enemies opens nationwide April 5.

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Peter Bogdanovich Documentary ‘The Great Buster: A Celebration’ Hits Blu-Ray In April

Along with being an acclaimed director, Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Mask) has also made his mark as a movie historian and interviewer. His latest film The Great Buster: A Celebration, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on April 2 via Cohen Film Collection.

The documentary spotlights the life and career of Buster Keaton one of the silent era’s great comedians. Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick Van Dyke and Johnny Knoxville are among the interviewees featured in the project. The disc comes with an interview with Bogdanovich called “Conversations from The Quad,”

During his writing and interviewing career, Bogdanovich has released such seminal books as This Is Orson Welles and Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors. The Great Buster: A Celebration won the Best Documentary on Cinema prize at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

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