Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall, a drama and mystery that centers on three stages of a person’s life.
As a teenager, Sidney Hall (Lerman) is an idealistic youth who has designs of becoming a writer. His overwhelming success as a novelist doesn’t leads to a lifetime of happiness, but instead he becomes a drifter who actually burns as many of his books as possible. Kyle Chandler (Game Night) co-stars as the the detective who searches for Sidney Hall, with Michelle Monaghan co-starring as Hall’s mother.
Lerman had the challenging feat of not just playing three different stages of Sidney’s life, but he’s also an executive producer of the project. Click on the media bar below to hear Lerman talk about the most challenging aspect of acting in The Vanishing of Sidney Hall.
The Vanishing of Sidney Hall opens in theaters March 2.
It’s not unusual for Law & Order: SVU to feature stories that are inspired by today’s headlines. But this week’s episode — which centers around the trial of a doctor arrested for sexually abusing his patients — breaks from the usual SVU formula. The show’s Kelli Giddish gives us a preview of what we can expect from the emotional episode.(Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesday night at 9/8c on NBC.
When the new Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff, Station 19, premieres next month, it will feature something unusual: a Latina in the lead role. Jaina Lee Ortiz gives a lot of credit to the show’s producer, Shonda Rhimes, for putting the spotlight on strong women in her shows. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jaina Lee Ortiz)
Station 19 joins the ABC Thursday night lineup on March 22.
On the surface, it’s easy to classify Red Sparrow as a spy thriller, but Jennifer Lawrence says you wouldn’t be doing it justice. Lawrence told us the movie is packed with all kinds of head-spinning twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jennifer Lawrence)
All The Money In The World, director Ridley Scott’s film that centers on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) hits Blu-ray and DVD April 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Michelle Williams co-stars as the teenager’s mother Gail with Mark Wahlberg playing John Paul Getty’s (Christopher Plummer) advisor.
Scott, one of cinema’s most ambitious filmmakers, replaced Kevin Spacey with Plummer after his first cut was finished. The director managed to reshoot Spacey’s scenes with Plummer and stay on course with the release date.
The movie contains eight deleted scenes, and three featurettes (“Ridley Scott: Crafting a Historical Thriller,” “Hostages to Fortune: The Cast,” and “Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed”).
It was the director Alex Garland’s taught sci-fi thriller Ex Machina which turnedAlicia Vikander’scareer around, and in the ensuing years she received an Oscar nod for her work in The Danish Girl and starred in the underrated drama The Light Between Oceans.
Tomb Raider is yet another big challenge for Vikander, since she not only takes on the shoes filled by original franchise star Angela Jolie, but she also has the responsibility of doing justice to adventurer Lara Croft. Millions of gamers and cinephiles are waiting to see if Vikander has the right stuff to pull off the role. One of the many great news is the film is directed by Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker who received heaps of praise for his excellent and refreshingly character 2015 disaster feature The Wave.
Click on the media bar to hear Vikander talk about the joys of playing the “bad ass” being known as Lara Croft:
Co-starring Walton Goggins, Tomb Raider opens nationwide March 16.
In the new remake of 1974’s Death Wish, Elisabeth Shue plays a vital role: Her death becomes the trigger for her husband — played by Bruce Willis — to turn into a vigilante out for justice at any cost. While the film is understandably dark and violent, Shue thinks the gripping performance turned in by Willis will have you cheering for him until the end. (Click on the media bar below to hear Elisabeth Shue)
Having been on The Voice since the very beginning, Adam Levine knows how much work goes into doing the job, and it’s not easy. Levine says he and his fellow Voice coaches have a much more difficult task than judges on other competitions, but that working so closely with their contestants is also much more rewarding. (Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine)
The new season of The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
Black Panther is making Hollywood history in many ways. Of course, the film broke all kinds of box office records when it opened. But, more significantly, it’s taking a genre that has traditionally lacked diversity and showing that superheroes can come in any color. Sterling K. Brown of This Is Us, who is also featured in Black Panther, gives us his personal take on why it’s such a significant film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sterling K. Brown)
After dominating the box office for the last two weekends, Black Panther is still playing in theaters everywhere.
It was Atonement, based on Ian McEwan’s novel, which placed Saoirse Ronan on the map (and earned her an Oscar nomination), and now she’s back in the writer’s playground with On Chesil Beach. Ronan recently received her third Oscar nod for her work in Lady Bird.
Based on McEwan’s 2007 novel, On Chesil Beach centers on Florence (Ronan), a violinist who marries a grad student named Eddy (Billy Howle). The narrative centers on their eventful honeymoon in the summer of 1962 as they explore their sexuality. The first few days of marriage should be a hot and heavy one, but instead these lovebirds have their share of conflicts. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Co-starring Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff,On Chesil Beach hits theaters May 18.