Henry Cavill Relished Practical Stunt Opportunities With ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

Henry Cavill as August Walker in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance

Henry Cavill stars in Mission: Impossible – Fallout as August Walker, a CIA operative who ends up butting heads with Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF team on their latest job. Thanks to his work as Superman, Henry Cavill knows a thing or two about doing action scenes, but he relished working on practical stunts with his latest film.

“I was excited about going to everywhere in the world, not just Paris, and doing these things for real,” said Cavill. “It was more of an opportunity. I got to meet the stunt team and work with them on building and developing stuff and then do it. I take pride in that.”

Click on the media bar to hear Cavill discuss how the stunts were created in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, opens nationwide July 27.

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Kristin Cavallari Cites “Good Timing” In Return To Reality Television

Kristin Cavallari is as busy as they come thanks to her lifestyle brand Uncommon James and the launch of her latest reality series Very Cavallari. Though she’s authored two books and also co-hosted E!’s The Fabulist, Cavallari has spent much of the past decade raising a family while husband Jay Cutler played football (he retired after last season’s stint as the Miami Dolphins quarterback).

“It’s been eight years almost since we wrapped The Hills,” said Cavallari. “And so a lot has changed in my life. I’m married. I have three kids. I live full time in Nashville and with my husband being done with playing football it felt like a good timing for me to be able to go back to TV. We’ve sort of lived based on Jay’s schedule for the last several years and now I feel like it’s my time.”

Click on the media bar to hear Cavallari reflect on her experiences on Laguna Beach and The Hills.

Very Cavallari airs Sunday evenings on NBC (10 pm et/pt).

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Mila Kunis Hopes For Invigorating Feeling With ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are caught in a web of intrigue, albeit in a comedic vein, with their latest film The Spy Who Dumped Me. Partly shot in Budapest, the picture features Kunis as Audrey, a woman who discovers that her ex-boyfriend (Justin Theroux) is a spy. Guilt by association leads her Audrey and her friend Morgan (McKinnon) to essentially run for their lives.

“For the next 90 minutes, I hope you laugh a lot,” said Kunis. “I hope you cry just a little – just one tear would be a little great. And I hope you walk out feeling invigorated and ready to kick ass in life.”

Click on the media bar to hear Kunis discuss why The Spy Who Dumped Me is an effective comedy.

The Spy Who Dumped Me, co-starring Gillian Anderson, hits theaters August 3.

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ Sails To $44 Million Box Office Weekend

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation was the #1 film over the weekend, as it debuted with a hefty $44.1 million. Ant-Man and the Wasp had another strong outing with $28.8 and a second place finish while Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper debuted at a disappointing third with $25.4 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – This animation franchise shows no signs of petering out with a great $44.1 million debut weekend.
  2. Ant-Man and the Wasp – Marvel flick makes $28.8 in its second weekend.
  3. SkyscraperDwayne Johnson feature has a disappointing debut with $25.4 million.
  4. Incredibles 2- Animation flick has a solid $16.2 million weekend and to date it’s made over $535 million domestically.
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Lukewarm reviews hasn’t stopped this film from raking in the bucks. $15.5 million
  6. The First Purge – Prequel collects $9.1 million and it’s garnered over $49 million in domestic business.
  7. Sorry to Bother You – Indie flick debuts with $4.2 million
  8. Sicario: Day of the Soldado – Feature makes $3.85 million but with only $43 million in domestic business, it’s been a bit of a disappointment.
  9. Uncle Drew – Basketball comedy makes $3.2 million.
  10. Ocean’s 8Sandra Bullock’s latest grabs $2.9 million.

 

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Amanda Seyfried Enjoys “Special Opportunity” Of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

It was 2008’s Mamma Mia! which put Amanda Seyfried in the spotlight, and now she welcomes the “special opportunity” to return as Sophie in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

“It was one of my first big movies and I was genuinely playing myself,” said Seyfried. “From the very first day to the end credits I was on a high and I was 21 and I was in love. I had my best friends with me and I was working with all these wonderful actors and friends. I was basically just playing myself.”

ABBA is once again an integral element in the sequel. Click on the media bar to hear Seyfried talk about why she loves the band’s music:

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, co-starring Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep, opens nationwide July 20.

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The Music Plays On With Inspired Vision of ‘The Icarus Line Must Die’

Directed by Michael Grodner, The Icarus Line Must Die takes an even eyed look at rocker Joe Cardamone’s struggles to keep his band alive. Though the film is based on Cardamone’s life as an acclaimed and uncompromising musician in Highland Park, Ca., the picture is not a straight ahead documentary. Rather, it’s a narrative that packs a ton of unforgiving truths into its framework, weaving an ultimately compelling look at a music scene that warrants further exploration.

“What I wanted to do was to represent what the indie scene or the underground scene is like now for the outside viewer who might not be from L.A. and I wanted to include a cross section of some of the older artists like Keith Morris who is the original lead singer of Black Flag and is still a very relevant force in the music scene and also younger bands like Together Pangea who are more of an up and coming band,” said Grodner. “(They’ve been together) for a few years and also touring the world. The film, in a sense, is a time capsule to a certain degree and it gives you a window into a world you might not know.”

One of the film’s many strengths is its focus on other artists, including musician (and The Icarus Line band member) Alvin De Guzman and Robert Paulson (aka rapper Cadalack Ron). Click on the media bar to hear Grodner talk about both artists who have both passed since the making of the film:

The Icarus Line Must Die hits digital on July 10.

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