Animation has traditionally been a form of entertainment that had to be produced well in advance. (Shows like The Simpsons can take up to a year or more to produce!) Then, along came South Park, which proved that animation can be made timely through technology. Now, with the headlines coming out of Washington changing daily, will that process will be put to the test with Stephen Colbert’s new animated series, Our Cartoon President? When we spoke with Colbert, he explained how the show will be affected by current events in the White House. (Click on the media bar below to hear Stephen Colbert)
Our Cartoon President gets its Showtime inauguration on Sunday, February 11.
One of the greatest joys of being a lifelong Marvel fan is seeing its superheroes have monumental success on the silver screen. Though I did have doubts if director Peyton Reed would actually pull off Ant-Man, he absolutely succeeded, and the trio of Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas all had wonderful chemistry.
Reed is back behind the camera with Ant-Man and the Wasp, and this time out Scott Lang (Rudd) is trying his best to balance his duties as a crime fighter and family man. With Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) by his side, Lang undertakes a new mission which may have him uncover secrets from his past.
The teaser looks pretty great, and the Giant Man appearance in the clip is definitely a welcome sight. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Ant-Man and the Wasp, co-starring Michael Pena and Walton Goggins, hits theaters July 6, 2018.
In the critically acclaimed feature Mudbound, Jason Clarke collaborated with celebrated actress Michelle Williams as well as double Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige (who’s also nominated for the song “Mighty River”). With the haunted house thriller WinchesterClarke gets to work with another acting powerhouse in Helen Mirren.
“She makes an enigma real but still keeps it an enigma,” says Clarke. “There’s still a sense of mystery with Helen because she’s just got that charismatic weight about herself as a person. To work with her, she just keeps you laughing. She’s funny and sharp and witty. Intelligent and strong but really simple and basic. There’s nothing pretentious about Helen or pretend about her. She’s a lot of fun.
Click on the media bar below to hear Clarke explain why the Spierig Brothers were the perfect choice to helm Winchester.
Believe it or not, Ellen DeGeneres just celebrated her 60th birthday. Sadly, that puts her at the tail end of a generation of comedians who had their lives changed by an American legend: Johnny Carson. For decades, getting a slot on Carson’s Tonight Show was a “make it or break it” moment for young comics. A thumbs-up from him would make you a star; getting invited over to the couch would make you a legend. DeGeneres made it onto that stage on November 28, 1986, and it’s a night she will never, ever forget. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres)
In addition to her syndicated daytime show, DeGeneres is hosting Ellen’s Game of Games, airing Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC
On the series Counterpart, JK Simmons plays two roles. More accurately, they’re two versions of the same character, but existing in two different realities. It’s a premise that explores one of the most basic human curiosities: How would our lives be different if we’d made different decisions? And it’s something that has made Simmons think about the way his life has played out so far.
In this version of reality, Counterpart airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on Starz. For alternate realities, check your local listings.