Jim Carrey Found A Lot Of Common Ground With ‘Sonic’s’ Robotnik

Jim Carrey in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG from Paramount Pictures and Sega. Photo Credit: Doane Gregory.

Sometimes, it’s good to be bad. Jim Carrey is fiendishly fun as Dr. Robotnik, the diabolically evil villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. When it came down to finding the core of the character, Carrey told us he didn’t have to search very far — not because Carrey’s such a bad guy, but because Robotnik’s motivations were very relatable. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jim Carrey)

Sonic the Hedgehog is playing now in theaters.

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Want To Be A Big Loser? Bob Harper Says Try It, Diet!

THE BIGGEST LOSER — Season:1 — Pictured: Bob Harper — (Photo by: Scott McDermott/USA Network)

After a four-year break, The Biggest Loser is back. Bob Harper, the fitness guru who hosted the show in the final season of its original run, is back at the helm for the reboot. As always, you’ll be getting a lot of fierce competition, a lot of great personal stories, and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. At the same time, though, you’ll also be getting plenty of valuable weight loss and fitness tips. Want a taste of what you’ll be getting? Harper shared some of his best advice with us about how to best transform your body.(Click on the media bar below to hear Bob Harper)

The Biggest Loser airs Tuesday nights on USA Network.

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Ben Affleck Likes That ‘The Way Back’ Goes Its Own Way

At first glance, The Way Back sounds like it could be based on a real-life story: A former high school basketball star, now an alcoholic, is given a chance to redeem himself when he’s offered the coaching job at his old school. While truth may sometimes be stranger than fiction, Ben Affleck says one of the things that attracted him to the movie was that its story never became predictable. (Click on the media to hear Ben Affleck)

 

The Way Back opens in theaters on March 6.

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Who Needs Experience? Nick Jonas Thinks He’s Got The Newbie Edge On ‘The Voice’

THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” — Pictured: Nick Jonas — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

There’s no doubt that Nick Jonas will be feeling a little bit of pressure as a coach on The Voice. Not just because he’ll be taking Gwen Stefani’s chair, but because he’ll be working alongside — and competing against — three Voice veterans: Black Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend. However, if he’s worried, Jonas isn’t showing it. In fact, he feels like being the new guy just may work to his advantage. (Click on the media bar to hear Nick Jonas)

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

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Hunts Down Daughter’s Killer In ‘The Postcard Killings’ Trailer

Based on the bestselling novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, The Postcard Killings centers on New York Detective Jacob Kanon’s (The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan) search for the person (or maybe killers?) involved in the London murder of his son-in-law and daughter. The picture is directed by Danis Tanovic (Death in Sarajevo, Tigers).

Before his recent success on The Walking Dead, Morgan toplined the short-lived series Magic City and also had a memorable recurring role in Grey’s Anatomy. On the feature film side, Morgan has starred in Watchmen, The Losers, and the underrated thriller Desierto.

Movies that have been adapted from James Patterson’s work includes Alex Cross, Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider. Marklund’s novels Nobel’s Last Film and Paradise have been turned into films (she penned the screenplay for both).

The Postcard Killings, co-starring Famke Janssen and Cush Jumbo, hits theaters, On Demand, and Digital on March 13. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Academy Award Winning ‘1917’ Hits Blu-ray And DVD In March

The critically acclaimed 1917, directed by Sam Mendes, hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 24 via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The feature comes out on digital March 10.

The narrative centers on Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) who are tasked with delivering a message to stop the attack on a British regiment.

Extras include:

  1. The Weight of the World: Sam Mendes – Director Sam Mendes talks about his personal connection to World War I.
  2. Allied Forces: Making 1917 – Details on how the 360 degree format was executed by cinematographer Roger Deakins.
  3. The Music of 1917 – Composer Thomas Newman and filmmakers elaborate on the film’s score.
  4. In The Trenches – Going behind the scenes with the 1917 cast.
  5. Recreating History – A look at the production design of the film.
  6. Two audio commentaries (one with director/co-writer Sam Mendes and director of photography Roger Deakins).

Click on the media bar to hear cinematographer Roger Deakins (who won an Oscar for the film) talk about achieving a “balance” in shooting the picture:

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‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ Continues Box Office Reign With $26 Million Showing

Sonic the Hedgehog was number one yet again with $26.3 million, as it narrowly beat out The Call of the Wild (#2, $24.8 million). Coming in a distant third was Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (#3, $7 million). Here’s the top 10:

  1. Sonic The HedgehogJim Carrey hit, which has grossed over $106.6 million domestically, makes $26.3 million.
  2. The Call of the Wild – A great debut for the Harrison Ford feature as it makes $24.8 million.
  3. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn – Feature checks in with $7 million.
  4. Brahms: The Boy II – Horror film collects $5.9 million.
  5. Bad Boys for Life – Feature, which has made $191 million domestically, clocks in with $5.9 million.
  6. 1917 – World War II epic makes $4.4 million.
  7. Fantasy Island – Thriller grosses $4.2 million.
  8. Parasite – Best Picture winner takes in $3.1 million.
  9. Jumanji: the Next Level – Hit film is still making money with $3 million.
  10. The Photograph – Drama earns $2.8 million

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Peter Gallagher Reflects On The Modern Musical Aspect Of ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist centers on Zoey (Jane Levy), a computer coder in San Francisco who hear the innermost thoughts of the people she encounters. Instead of actually hearing what’s inside their head, she witnesses them break down into a musical number that best expresses their feeling at the moment.

This talent comes in handy as Zoey is now able to communicate with her father Mitch (Peter Gallagher), who has progressive supranuclear palsy, It’s one of the more resonant elements of the series, and Gallagher, whose Broadway credits include Guys and Dolls and Pal Joey, proves he’s more than adept as a song and dance man.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is a high concept series that is about life and love and loss and all those powerful feelings we all share and the discovery that none of us are really alone,” said Gallagher, who performed a memorable rendition of Van Morrison’s ‘Moondance’ on the series.

Click on the media bar to hear Gallagher discuss the “modern musical” element of the show:

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, co-starring Skylar Astin, airs Sunday evenings on NBC (9 pm et/pt).

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You Think More Highly Of Harrison Ford’s Roles Than He Does

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Harrison Ford arrives at the World Premiere of 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California. The film releases on Friday, February 21, 2020. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Alright, movie fans… pop quiz! Do you consider Han Solo to be a hero? OK, what about Indiana Jones? Is he a hero? Jack Ryan? Rick Deckard? These are just a few of the roles on Harrison Ford’s résumé, and we’re guessing that most of you consider these guys to be heroes in their movies. There’s only one person we’ve talked to who doesn’t see any of them as heroes — and that’s Ford himself. (Click on the media bar below to hear Harrison Ford)

Ford’s new movie, Call of the Wild, is playing now in theaters.

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Opposites Attract Al Pacino To ‘Hunters’

On one hand, you’ve got an actor who’s been in more than 50 movies and earned nine Oscar nominations (including one win). On the other hand, you’ve got a writer who — prior to landing his new series — had never written anything for the screen before. So how did Al Pacino and show creator David Weil wind up working together on the new streaming drama series Hunters? Pacino told us the quality of Weil’s story more than made up for his lack of experience. (Click on the media bar below to hear Al Pacino)

 Hunters is streaming now on Amazon Prime video.

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