Cress Williams’s ‘Black Lightning’ Outfit Suits Him Just Fine

The unsung hero of any superhero TV show or movie is the costume designer. After all, these characters are larger than life and meant to stand out, and that’s exactly what their outfits do for them. When Cress Williams signed on for the lead role in Black Lightning, he couldn’t wait to find out how he’d look in his suit. And, as he told us, he definitely wasn’t disappointed when he did. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cress Williams)

Black Lightning airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on The CW.

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Horror Thriller ‘The Ritual’ Eyes February Debut On Netflix


Thrillers featuring the woods as its backdrop (It Comes At Night, The Witch) is often times a good thing, as the prospective horror of nature is grounded in reality. Based on Adam Nevill’s novel, The Ritual centers on four friends from college (Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton) who journey through the Scandinavian wilderness after another friend’s passing. A supernatural evil is in their midst, and their outdoor jaunt turns into the ultimate nightmare.

David Bruckner, a filmmaker who’s received his share of acclaim from horror/thriller fans for The Signal and the anthology driven Southbound, directs this feature. Actor Andy Serkis (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Black Panther) produced the picture which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

The Ritual debuts February 9 on Netflix.

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Glenn Howerton Goes With The Id In New Comedy ‘A.P. Bio’


Pretentiousness is not a lovable trait, and it’s great to see when a bit of comeuppance enters the picture. In the new sitcom A.P. Bio, Glenn Howerton is Jack Griffin, a Harvard philosophy scholar who is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio and work as an Advanced Placement biology teacher. Instead of working in the higher echelons of academia, Jack is now employed at Whitlock High School where he butts heads with students, faculty, and Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt).

“When you see someone who thinks so highly of themselves get handled, you get a certain amount of pleasure watching that,” said Howerton.

That being said, having a lack of filter may be somewhat of an admirable quality. “It’s also fun to see a character who is all id,” adds Oswalt. “Whatever he is feeling in the moment, he lets you now. For all of the times in your life when you have to kind of hide (what you’re feeling) – you envy those people. Whatever they feel, they just let it go out. It’s pretty amazing.”

Click on the media bar to hear Howerton talk about how improvising helps enhance the quality of the show, even if many of those moments don’t make it in the final cut.

A.P. Bio premieres February 1 on NBC (9:30/8:30c).

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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Is Box Office Champ With $23 Million Weekend


Dylan O’Brien has another hit on his hands, as Maze Runner: The Death Cure debuted at the #1 spot with $23.5 million. Coming in at second was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($16.4 million), which already has made over $338 million domestically. The Christian Bale Western Hostiles checked in at third with $10.1 million. Here’s the box office top 10:

1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $23.5 million

2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $16.4 million

3. Hostiles – Excellent Western will hopefully make more money on good word of mouth. It earns $10.1 million this weekend.

4. The Greatest Showman Hugh Jackman led musical checks in at #4 with $9.5 million

5. The Post – Director Steven Spielberg’s latest collaboration with Tom Hanks earns $8.8 million.

6. 12 Strong – $8.6 million

7. Den of ThievesGerard Butler and 50 Cent crime drama makes $8.36 million.

8.  The Shape of Water – Critically praised Guillermo del Toro flick, which should take home a ton of Oscars, collects $5.7 million

9. Paddington 2 – $5.5 million

10. Padmaavat – Indian film cracks the top 10 with $4.27 million

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‘Ferdinand’ Takes Bull By The Blu-Ray Horns With March Release


Aside from being an action star and wrestling icon, John Cena is now part of the animated universe. as he lent his voice to titular character in Ferdinand. From the creators of Ice Age and Rio, Ferdinand heads to Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD on March 13.

The story centers on Ferdinand (Cena), a giant yet kind bull who is torn from his home after being mistaken for a dangerous beast. Banding together with a group of misfit friends, Ferdinand goes on a quest to clear his name and return to his family. The flick, which also features the voices of Anthony Anderson, Jeremy Sisto, and Kate McKinnon, had a worldwide gross of over $238 million.

Each version contains the “Home” music video, a photo gallery and a plethora of featurettes (including “Ferdinand’s Guide to Healthy Living” with John Cena, “A Goat’s Guide to Life,” “Ferdinand’s Team Supreme,” “Spain Through Ferdinand’s Eyes,” and “Confessions of a Bull-loving Horse”).

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