There were plenty of compelling reasons for Alan Cumming to take the lead role in the new CBS procedural Instinct. His character is intriguing — a retired CIA agent who’s put his secrets aside to start a new life as a professor. The premise is interesting — an NYPD homicide detective seeks out his unique skill set to help in catching a killer. Oh, and there’s one other detail that helped seal the deal for Cumming: He’ll be making history, as he’ll play the first gay lead character on an American drama series. (Click on the media bar below to hear Alan Cumming)
Steven Soderbergh made a welcome return to feature film directing last year with Logan Lucky, and now he’s back once again with the thriller Unsane.
Always willing to push creative boundaries in cinema, Soderbergh shot Unsane entirely on iPhones, a method filmmaker Sean Baker employed with the critical hit Tangerine. The process was an eye-opener for the director, adding that it was one of his most liberating experiences as a storyteller. Claire Foy, whose star has astronomically risen thanks to The Crown, plays a young woman who’s committed to a mental institution who may be facing her greatest fear. Whether this challenge is real or a figment of her imagination is the heart of this presumably twisty film that should echo his Soderbergh’s underrated thriller Side Effects.
Unsane, co-starring Joshua Leonard and Jay Pharoah, hits theaters March 23. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Chadwick Boseman made a splash as the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, and now the Marvel superhero gets his own movie.
Along with starting off a possible franchise, the film also boasts the talents of Creed director Ryan Cogler and actor Michael B. Jordan. This time out, Jordan plays Erik Kilmonger, a rival of Black Panther (Boseman), and it’s a confrontation that should be one of the many highlights of the film.
“I think it’s because it’s different,” said Boseman on the anticipation behind the film. “People have not seen this before so people are excited about what they have not seen. Obviously there’s a huge confrontation between my character and Michael’s character. I think people are excited about that as well.”
In the clip below, Boseman elaborates on the “amazing experience” that audiences will have with Black Panther:
Black Panther, co-starring Lupita Nyong’o, opens nationwide February 16.
It’s been nearly 21 years since Roseanne aired its original series finale, ending a nine-season run that cemented the sitcom’s place in television history. Its star, Roseanne Barr, was already 35 years old when the show premiered in 1988, and she had a reputation for being pretty wild and unpredictable. Now, as she prepares to bring the show back for a new run of episodes, she’s officially a senior citizen. Has the passage of time given us a calmer, gentler Rosanne Barr? (Click on the media bar below to hear Roseanne Barr)
The Roseanne reboot returns to ABC on Tuesday, March 27.
When we look back at Meryl Streep’s career, we see the defining actress of a generation. She earned the first of her 21 first Oscar nomination for 1978’s The Deer Hunter and has won three times — a feat surpassed by only one actor in the history of Hollywood. Streep can tie Katharine Hepburn if she wins her fourth, since she’s nominated again for her role in Steven Spielberg’sThe Post. Having seen the way things have changed over the last four decades, Streep is glad she started her career in the ’70s, because she thinks today’s young actresses face much more pressure than she did, thanks to the Internet. (Click on the media bar below to hear Meryl Streep)