Currently playing in theaters to mixed reviews, DARK SHADOWS is director TIM BURTON’S spoofy big screen adaptation of the ’60s daytime TV soap opera that took the country by storm. At one time a global cult favorite, the gothic drama now centers on 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins trying to cope with life in the 1970s. Under BURTON’S direction, the new cast features JOHNNY DEPP, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, CHLOE GRACE MORETZ, EVA GREEN, JONNY LEE MILLER, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and JACKIE EARLE HALEY.
Never one to fret over what other people think of his work, DEPP recently admitted to us that, while things have been going well, his fortunes could easily turn and if that were to happen he’d still be able to carry on. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
DARK SHADOWS is in theaters now
ABC Family kicks off its summer season tonight with back-to-back episodes of MELISSA & JOEY, the popular sitcom centered on a single woman politician charged with the care of her niece and nephew and the ‘manny’ she hires to manage the kids and household. Created by DAVID KENDALL and BOB YOUNG, the show stars MELISSA JOAN HART, JOEY LAWRENCE, TAYLOR SPREITLER and NICK ROBINSON.
Former child stars, HART and LAWRENCE have been friends for years and it clearly shows in their undeniable chemistry and ability to trade jibes effortlessly. We spoke with them last season and HART confided how much she loves working on the series.
Season two of MELISSA & JOEY debuts tonight on ABC
Currently in theaters (and riding high at the top of the box office chart), MEN IN BLACK 3 continues the franchise of sci-fi/action/comedies centered on a team of special government agents charged with ridding the world of intergalactic creatures living amongst us. Once again directed by BARRY SONNENFELD, the cast reunites WILL SMITH and TOMMY LEE JONES as special agents ‘J’ and ‘K’ respectively as well as introducing JOSH BROLIN as a young (completely spot-on) version of ‘K’.
Jumping on the current 3D bandwagon, MIB3 is the first film in the series to be presented in 3D as well as the traditional 2D projection and features a lot more CGI effects to take advantage of the process. During our recent interview with WILL SMITH, he joked about his original concerns in using 3D. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
MEN IN BLACK 3 is in theaters now
Making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival a few days ago, THE PAPERBOY proved to be a love-it-or-hate-it experience for audiences not expecting the violence and overt sexuality depicted on screen in telling a story set in Florida circa 1969 and centered on a journalist and his younger brother investigating the wrongful condemnation of a man convicted of murder.
Based on the novel by PETE DEXTER and directed by LEE DANIELS, the cast includes MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, NICOLE KIDMAN, ZAC EFRON, JOHN CUSACK, SCOTT GLENN and MACY GRAY.
Never one to shy away from scenes of a “graphic” nature, KIDMAN has to urinate on EFRON’S character (after he’s stung by a jellyfish) while proclaiming the (much tweeted) line, “If anybody’s going to pee on him, it’s going to be me!”. At the Cannes press conference to promote the film she talked about trusting DANIELS’ judgement in going ahead with the action. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE PAPERBOY is slated for theatrical release 11/14
Making its world premiere last week at the Cannes Film Festival, the much anticipated big screen adaptation of the classic JACK KEROUAC novel ON THE ROAD was met with solid critical response. Directed by WALTER SALLES from a script by JOSE RIVERA, the cast includes GARRETT HEDLUND, KRISTEN STEWART, AMY ADAMS, STEVE BUSCEMI, KIRSTEN DUNST, ELISABETH MOSS and VIGGO MORTENSEN. First published in book form in 1957, KEROUAC’S novel was immediately embraced by post-war youth and considered to be one of just a few voices of “the beat generation”.
Facing entertainment reporters at a festival press conference, STEWART responded to questions regarding her much publicized nudity and graphic sex scene in the film. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
ON THE ROAD is said to be released in December