When Tim Burton set out to make his live-action version of Dumbo, he decided to make it a reunion of sorts. He brought in Michael Keaton, who he hadn’t worked with in nearly three decades. He also brought in Alan Arkin (Edward Scissorhands), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), and another old favorite of his, Danny DeVito. Burton told us he found a particularly inspiring reason to have DeVito cast in the movie. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tim Burton)
What We Do in the Shadows was a low-budget movie made in New Zealand five years ago by one of Hollywood’s most famous Kiwis, Jemaine Clement. As co-writer, co-director, and star of the movie, he was brought in as a producer for the new TV adaptation. Clement told us it’s interesting to remake the movie as a series, since the show’s been given an even bigger budget than the movie had. Still, he says the look and feel of the series stays true to the style of the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jemaine Clement)
What We Do in the Shadows premieres March 27 on FX.
Captain Marvel does a lot more than show us the origins of Brie Larson’s superhero character — it also gives us plenty of insight into a crucial time in the history of S.H.I.E.L.D., with Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury character working alongside Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson. It’s a pairing few fans ever thought they’d see again, since Coulson died in The Avengers, but Captain Marvel’s storyline and digital age regression were able to reunite them. Jackson told us it was a pleasure to work with his old friend again, especially since he knew the fans would want to see it.
Captain Marvel is playing now in theaters throughout the galaxy.
Patton Oswalt may be a really funny guy, but he’s got a serious side, too. When the A.P. Bio star recently got trolled on Twitter by a man who didn’t agree with his politics, Oswalt turned the tables on him in the best possible way: He checked out the guy, saw that he was in need of some serious medical help, made a donation, then drove his followers to the man’s funding page. When there’s hate in the world, Oswalt told us, a little compassion and understanding can go a long way. (Click on the media bar below to hear Patton Oswalt)
Triple Frontier is an action movie that pairs Ben Affleck and Oscar Issac as a pair of former special forces operatives who put together a five-man team to take on a drug lord. Of course, the movie’s casting director took care of filling out the team, but if Affleck and Issac had the chance to put together a team of former co-stars, who would make the cut?
When The Good Fight was developed as a spin-off of The Good Wife three years ago, it was envisioned as a much different show. At least that’s what star Christine Baranski tells us. But then, the real world spoiled the show’s original plans, and they had to come up with something much different. As far as Baranski’s concerned, those changes actually turned it into a better show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Christine Baranski)
The Good Fight is currently streaming on CBS All Access, with new episodes released each Thursday.