CBS President: We Will Miss Michael Weatherly

ncis-weatherly-leaving-2015-e1452082948778-496x3461NCIS, the number one show on all of television, has had its share of cast changes over the years, which the show and the fans have adjusted to. However, it has been announced that beloved NCIS star Michael Weatherly, who plays Anthony DiNozzo, is leaving the series. Many are shocked and sad at Weatherly’s departure. Speaking at the Television Critics Association Tour, CBS president Glenn Geller says the writers are working on how Weatherly will leave the show, and how he and the rest of the NCIS fans will miss his presence. (Click on the media bar below to hear Glenn Geller)
NCIS fans – can the show survive without Weatherly? Let us know!

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Dominic Sherwood Talks ‘Shadowhunters’ & Jace Journey

140493_0131r1Dominic Sherwood takes on his biggest role to date with the new series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. For pop culture enthusiasts who haven’t seen the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones or checked out Cassandra Clare’s bestselling series, Shadowhunters centers on Clary Fray, an 18-year-olds girl who discovers that she is descended from a long line of demon hunters.

Sherwood is Jace, a brave shadowhunter who shows Clary an entirely new world as they search for her kidnapped mother (Jocelyn Roy).

During the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, Sherwood, who was born in Kent, South England, admitted that he and the show’s producers “toyed” with giving Jace a British accent (he also briefly mentions having heterochromia in the clip, which also features comments from producer McG):


To check out McNamara’s explanation on why Shadowhunters is an intriguing series, check out Deepest Dream. Shadowhunters premieres tonight on Freeform (9/8c).


Are you excited for Shadowhunters and did you see the original film? Feel free to comment below!


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Leonardo DiCaprio Remembers ‘Gibert Grape’ Gamble

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Leonardo DiCaprio has had an excellent weekend career wise, as he nabbed a Best Actor Golden Globe for his work in The Revenant, a film which took in over $38 million after its January 8 nationwide release.

“We really submerged ourselves in the elements with (director) Alejandro González Iñárritu and our cinematographer Chivo (Emmuanuel Lubezki) shot this whole film in natural light in nine months in very rough conditions,” said DiCaprio during the backstage interviews at the Golden Globes. “I think people honestly want to see that type of cinema.”

During the backstage interviews at the Golden Globes, DiCaprio talked about an important part in his career when he took an extremely huge gamble with What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Already a star on the rise, DiCaprio had a more lucrative offer on the table but chose a different path. It’s a choice which DiCaprio sees as one of his biggest and most fruitful gambles to date. (Click on the media bar below to hear DiCaprio talk about his What’s Eating Gilbert Grape gamble)





To check out why we think Leonardo DiCaprio will win the Oscar for The Revenant, listen to CinemAddicts, a movie review show which will be featured each week on Hollywood Outbreak. DiCaprio’s acceptance speech is below:

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J.J. Abrams Hopes ‘Star Wars’ Is An Oscar Force

2016wintertcatourday5ychbl3jytz3lNow that it’s shattered box-office records and become the top-grossing movie of all time, the talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens turns to whether the film will garner any Academy Award nominations next Thursday morning.  With positive critical response and audience raves, it would seem like a no-brainer for the Academy to show Star Wars some Oscar love, but there’s always the possibility of “blockbuster backlash” with voters.

When we spoke to director J.J. Abrams this morning during his promo blitz for new Hulu series 11.22.63, he told us he isn’t concerned about winning any Academy Awards for his efforts, but there are people who worked on the film who are definitely worthy of Oscar consideration.   (Click on the media bar below to hear J.J. Abrams)

This weekend, it appears that Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant will end Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ reign as the nation’s Number 1 movie, but Abrams isn’t concerned about losing the top spot.  (Click on the media bar below to hear J.J. Abrams)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still playing in theaters throughout the galaxy, and Abrams new series, 11.22.63, premieres February 15 on Hulu.

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‘CinemAddicts’ Episode 1: ‘The Revenant’ & ‘Anomalisa’

therevenant144I’ve been covering movies and press junkets since my UCLA Daily Bruin days in 1991, and one of my greatest pleasures has been working here at Hollywood Outbreak as a co-editor and writer. We’ll be expanding our coverage of the film and television world this year, and one of the ways we’re branching out comes with our collaboration with Anderson Cowan on a new show called CinemAddicts.

Each week we will review two upcoming films, and since our personal tastes are as different as night and day, this clash will hopefully engender good conversation. Anderson, an avid Netflix and Amazon viewer, will also give a weekly streaming pick, and I’ll have a DVD/Blu-ray recommendation.

Friends for 20 years, Anderson and I have consistently talked about our respective love for movies (he’s a diehard Stanley Kubrick enthusiast while my personal favorite is Brian De Palma), and this show will help us continue that tradition while also connecting with other “cinemaddicts” across the world. Though I’m a neophyte in the podcast universe, Anderson is also a host on The Film Vault and the no-holds barred program The After Disaster. Along with working on this site and Deepest Dream, I’ve also set a seemingly impossible goal of watching 1,000 movies by the end of 2016. Hopefully this new show will help steady that course. That’s the goal, anyway.

To download and review our podcast on iTunes, click here.

Our first episode debuted this week, and we reviewed The Revenant, Anomalisa, and The Abandoned. I picked the evocative romantic drama 5 to 7 as my DVD/Blu-ray pick and Anderson went with Tangerine for his streaming choice. Check out our new show, and if you’ve seen any of these movies and want to chime in, feel free to comment below!



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