Although Jamie Foxx has starred in his share of well received films (Ray, Django Unchained, Collateral), he understands that not every film that comes across the pike is going to be a hit (witness Annie or most recently Sleepless). Foxx may have hit it out of the park once again with Baby Driver, a project that’s been heavily marketed by Sony Pictures.
A melange of the action and comedy genre, this car chase adventure features Ansel Elgort as the titular character, a getwaway driver who’s determined to escape his criminal lifestyle after falling in love with a waitress (Lily James). Foxx co-stars as Bats, a gun-slinging career thief who’s as unstable as they come.
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Baby Driver, co-starring Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey, opens nationwide June 28.
Some of America’s best-loved TV shows have been spinoffs. Happy Days brought us Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. All In The Family spun off The Jeffersons and Maude. And, more recently, there have been multiple variations of Law & Order, CSI and NCIS, along with Fear The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul.
Then again, some spinoffs have been horrible. Joanie Loves Chachi, anyone? Joey was a loser without his friends. Archie Bunker’s Place and After MASH couldn’t come close to recapturing the glory of their original shows. And come on… Saved By The Bell: The College Years?
So you can understand why we might have mixed emotions about Young Sheldon. After all, The Big Bang Theory is one of the funniest, most successful comedies on TV today. While we have no doubt that, given the team behind it, Young Sheldon will be a quality show, can a spinoff about Sheldon Cooper at age 9 live up to the expectations of the original?
The casting is inspired: Zoe Perry, who will play Sheldon’s mother on Young Sheldon, is the real-life daughter of Sheldon’s Big Bang mother, Laurie Metcalf. The trailer is one of the most-viewed among this fall’s new shows. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look now and let us know whether you think Young Sheldon has a winning equation.
Young Sheldon premieres Monday, September 25 at 8:30/7:30c following the Big Bang Theory season premiere on CBS.
Mark Wahlberg has been an A-List actor for so long, he’s almost made us forget about his previous life as rapper Marky Mark. (Almost, but not quite!) His resume is stocked with critical favorites like Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter, mixed in with a good assortment of blockbusters like Ted, The Departed and, of course, the Transformers movies. Most of them are movies Wahlberg will be proud to show his children someday. There’s one, though, he admits he’s a little worried about — yes, the one where he plays amply endowed male porn star Dirk Diggler. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Wahlberg)
Mark Walhberg currently stars in Transformers: The Last Knight, which is playing in theaters now.
Match Game is back. The Gong Show is back. Jeopardy never left. Since ’70s game shows are once again all the rage on TV, it makes perfect sense that Battle of the Network Stars would be resurrected. The competition pits celebrities against each other in Olympic-style athletic events and, of course, the obstacle course. And while there were some intense rivalries and outstanding contests, there were also plenty of fun moments that gave people a look at these stars in a whole new light. Now that ABC is bringing the show back, Scandal’sJoshua Malina thinks viewers can look forward to seeing more of those candid moments. (Click on the media bar to hear Joshua Malina)
Battle of the Network Stars premieres Thursday night at 9/8c on ABC.
Jake Gyllenhaal teams up with filmmaker David Gordon Green in the upcoming film Stronger. The true story centers on Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), a 27-year-old who lost both his legs at the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Bauman, who attended the marathon to win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany), ended up helping officers identify one of the bombers.
The narrative focuses on Bauman’s physical and emotional rehabilitation, as his determination and iron will exemplifies the term “Boston Strong.”
After the character rich studies inManglehornand Prince Avalanche, Gordon Green directed the underrated Sandra Bullock drama Our Brand Is Crisis. From the looks of the trailer, Stronger should continue the filmmaker’s creative momentum, even if audiences may shy away from another movie about the event. Patriots Day, the Mark Wahlberg headlined feature that centered on the hunt for the terrorists involved in the bombing, made just $31 million domestically when it was released earlier this year.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Stronger, co-starring Miranda Richardson, hits theaters September 22.