Jake Gyllenhaal And Ryan Reynolds Sci-Fi ‘Life’ Hits Blu-Ray In June

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The Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds headlined sci-fi thriller Life (R, 102 minutes) hits Blu-ray and DVD June 20th via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The project centers on several scientists aboard the International Space Station who have discovered life on Mars. As most movies have proven in the past (Brian De Palma’s Mission to Mars comes to mind), discovering aliens is not exactly a plus for humanity, and the scientists must stop this dangerous life form from invading Earth.

The picture is directed by Daniel Espinosa who previously worked with Reynolds in Safe House. Extras on the disc include deleted scenes and three featurettes (“Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space,” “Life: In Zero G” and “Creating Life: The Art and Reality of Calvin”). Another extras segment titled “Astronaut Diaries” features video diaries of characters in the film as they discuss their thoughts on the mission (Gyllenhaal’s character is also featured in the segment).

Click on the media bar below to hear Jake Gyllenhall’s thoughts on co-star Ryan Reynolds:




Life co-stars Rebecca Ferguson and Hiroyuki Sanada.

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Auli’i Cravalho Contines To “Rise” With New NBC Musical

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Sixteen-year-old actress Auli’i Cravalho made a grand debut in the film industry with the Disney smash Moana, and now she’s continuing that momentum by pairing up with TV producer Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) with Rise. Based on Michael Sokolove’s book Drama High, the story centers on a theater teacher (How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor) who makes his mark in a small town.

“This show is about real life and real people,” said Cravalho. “And there’s nothing that moves people more than real life. The heartache and the struggle that we all go through. And it’s about high schoolers and high school is hard. (It’s about) realizing that you have struggles doesn’t mean you can’t get through it as well.”

Click on the media bar to hear Cravalho talk about her character and the premise behind Rise.

Rise, co-starring Damon J. Gillespie, is part of NBC’s upcoming fall schedule.

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Katherine Waterston: Old Themes Get New Twists In “Alien: Covenant”

ALIEN: COVENANTRidley Scott started the Alien franchise, directing the first film in 1979, and returned to the series five years ago to direct Prometheus. With Scott back on board for the new film Alien: Covenant, we asked star Katherine Waterston how much Scott’s Alien history will factor into the new movie.

Alien: Covenant opens in theaters this Friday.

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Adam Levine: Thirteen Seasons Of Making Memories (And Hits) On ‘The Voice’

Adam Levine raised a lot of eyebrows back in 2011 when he signed on as a judge for The Voice. After all, he was a recording and touring musician whose band, Maroon 5, was still at the top of its game. How would he be able to multitask his career with two extremely demanding jobs? Turns out, there was nothing to worry about. In fact, it’s made him even more productive! Pre-Voice, it took Maroon 5 eight years to record three albums; they’ll be releasing their third album in six years this summer. The additional exposure hasn’t hurt, either: Since Levine started moonlighting on the NBC talent competition, Maroon 5 has had seven songs top the U.S. radio airplay chart. Obviously, joining The Voice turned out to be a very good decision for Levine. Now that he’s 13 seasons in, what’s been the most memorable part of his experience? (Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine)

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

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Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks “Eat Breakfast” With HBO Documentary

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Hitting your autumnal years shouldn’t be a gradual descent into the inevitable, as living a life of purpose and excitement is possible even in the final chapter of your life.

Directors Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks are just a few of the inspiring people spotlighted in the upcoming HBO documentary If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast. Directed by Danny Gold, the project centers on individuals who continue to life of vitality past their 90th birthday.

Betty White, comic book icon Stan Lee, Dick Van Dyke, Kirk Douglas, TV producer Norman Lear and 101-year-old female runner Ida Keeling are just a few of the individuals who are featured in the project. Jerry Seinfeld, though he’s just 63, also reveals plans on what he’ll do for his 100th birthday (spoiler alert: he plans to perform at Caesar’s Palace)!

If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast premieres on HBO June 5th. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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