During the Halloween season, superhero costumes are always a big hit. People seem to love dressing up as an empowering figure, and if you look closely, their body language can change when they’re wearing that suit or cape. Melissa Benoist, of course, wears her superhero outfit at work all the time — after all, she stars on The CW’s Supergirl — and she’s definitely noticed that her posture changes when she’s wearing the suit! In fact, she’s become very conscious of her Supergirl stance, and she can only do it when she’s in the costume! (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
It’s hard work being a superhero! And the most difficult part is looking the part. Chris Hemsworth, who stars in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, had to get himself into superhero shape, but all that work paid off when the director let him know they were adding shirtless scenes to the movie … although Hemsworth told us he was reluctant at first.
You can see Hemsworth’s sculpted torso on the big screen in Thor: Ragnarok now playing in theaters.
Blake Shelton has become one of Country music’s biggest artists, but he certainly wasn’t an overnight success. After he moved to Nashville, he spent eight years writing songs and playing gigs before his debut album was released. Now that it’s been 16 years since that album — and its Number 1 single Austin — put him on the map, he’s able to look back on the experience through wiser eyes. And the one thing he wishes is that the young Blake Shelton could have gotten advice from artists who knew what he was going through … the same kind of advice he and his fellow judges give out to contestants on The Voice. (Click on the media bar below to hear Blake Shelton)
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC
As far as holiday gift ideas go, grabbing a Blu-ray or DVD set of Olympic themed discs is a great choice. On December 5, Criterion will release 100 Years of Olympic Films which features 53 newly restored movies and 41 editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games. The iconic Olympics work of filmmakers Milos Forman, Claude Lelouch, Leni Riefenstahl and Kon Ichikawa are included in the set.
Documentaries in the set include spotlights on Jesse Owens’ world breaking run in 1936 Berlin, Ski racer Jean Claude-Killy winning three gold medals in 1968, and Joan Benoit winning the first ever women’s marathon in 1984.
Special features on the collection include a 216 page hardcover book featuring essays from film historian Peter Cowie, new scores for the silent films (composed by Maud Nelissen, Donald Sosin, and Frido ter Beek), and 4K restorations of Olympia, Tokyo Olympiad and Visions of Eight.
Check out Criterion’s evocative and beautifully edited trailer below for 100 Years of Olympic Films and feel free to leave a comment!!
Writer Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express spawned a popular 1974 feature and now director/actor Kenneth Branagh has assembled an A-list cast for the latest cinematic iteration.
Co-star Johnny Depp, who plays a tough talking mobster named Ratchett, praised Branagh’s ability as a filmmaker. “He allows people to be and I think that’s one of the best things is that he allows people to do their job to the best of their ability” said Depp. “And that does everything in terms of having a set that’s conducive to creative sparring, searching, wrenching out something absurd to get a certain reaction of someone. So basically what I’m saying is you have the opportunity to try anything.”
The movie also reunites Depp with his Chocolat co-star Judi Dench. Click on the media bar to hear the actor give his thoughts on the venerated actress:
Murder on the Orient Express, co-starring Daisy Ridleyand Branagh as Hercule Poirot, opens nationwide Friday, November 3.