Having long ago cemented his status as one of Hollywood’s true living legends, Steven Spielberg continues to make movies today. His latest, Ready Player One, is already a box office hit and fan favorite, earning an “A-” rating on CinemaScore. Will he ever stop making movies? Time will tell. But if he were to stop, he would do so without regrets, having accomplished more than he ever could have hoped for in the movie business. (Click on the media bar below to hear Steven Spielberg)
Ready Player One is playing now in theaters everywhere.
With the Oscars airing on ABC, it’s really of no surprise that the alphabet network’s late night talk host Jimmy Kimmel has signed on to host the Academy Awards. The ceremony will air on ABC on Feb. 26.
CBS has a long running association with the Kennedy Center Honors and they’ve re-upped their contract to air the annual broadcast through 2025. The 39th edition of the Kennedy Center Honors will air on the eyemark network Tuesday, Dec. 27, hosted by Stephen Colbert and honoring Martha Argerich, The Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and James Taylor.
The Star Trek franchise is about to branch off another TV series. According to Screen Rant, set construction on Star Trek: Discovery is set to wrap within the month, with shooting expected to start at the beginning of 2017. Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones are among those cast for the series, which is now expected to arrive in May and will be available via CBS and CBS All Access.
Winter is coming, but so is a new season of HBO’s popular series Game of Thrones. Get a look at the new production teaser released for Season 7 below:
According to TV Line, Scandal has cast Zoe Perry, daughter of cast member Jeff Perry, for a top-secret role on the series upcoming sixth season. Jeff Perry is best known as VP candidate Cyrus Beene on the series, but details of Zoe Perry’s role are being kept under wraps. The sixth season premieres on Jan. 19 on ABC.
The second season of Humans will return on AMC Monday, Feb. 13 at 10PM . The new season will feature the addition of Matrix actress Carrie-Anne Moss.
FX have dropped a new trailer and announced a Feb. 8 premiere for their new series Legion. The show is based in the Marvel X-Men universe and centered on a troubled young man who starts to realize the voices in his head may be real and he turns to a therapist and her team of specialists for help in adjusting to his new world. Watch a trailer below.
Both Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are getting their share of awards buzz thanks to their first rate work as Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple behind the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia. Directed by Jeff Nichols, Loving should receive a plethora of nominations and be a front runner in this year’s Oscar race.
Though thankful of the critical acclaim that Loving has generated, Edgertonisn’t counting his chickens before they’re hatched.
“It’s very flattering and it’d be crazy and dishonest to say it doesn’t tickle the ego a little bit for all of us,” said Edgerton, star of last year’s underrated crime drama Black Mass. “But I’m very careful, because it’s happened in the past (wherein) I’ve bought tickets to my own parade and (have had) expectations about things. I’m just wary of that.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Joel Edgerton discuss why he wants “everybody” to see Loving.
Loving, co-starring Terri Abney and Michael Shannon, is now playing in select theaters.
Tom Hanks again is a safe a bet for another Oscar nomination for playing Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s biopic drama Sully. Hanks is no stranger to Academy Awards having been nominated five times and winning twice for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. Hanks also has won numerous other awards for work in films.
While many think there is an extended break for actors during movie awards season, Hanks told us that’s not entirely true. The actor claims that movie awards season is an all year thing! (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Hanks)
Whether you’re betting on your office Oscar pool or, more importantly, a diehard movie fan looking for great stories, this year’s Oscar nominated short films is now available on cable via Movies on Demand and VOD platforms.
The 2016 Oscar Nominated Short Film Live Action/Select Animation collection can now be streamed via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vimeo on Demand, Comcast, and Verizon. On Demand and cable/satellite platforms such as DIRECTV, CenturyLink prism, AT&T U-verse, Xbox, Sony, and Cable Vision are also housing the Oscar nominated short films.
One of the strongest shorts from the diverse field of stories is Day One, a live action narrative about an Afghan-American woman who works as an interpreter in Afghanistan. Her first day on the job is a harrowing ordeal, as she accompanies troops to capture a bomb-maker and also helps his wife deliver her baby after she goes into labor. Directed by Henry Hughes, this 25-minute short is an emotionally compelling look at the devastating toll that is incurred by both sides of this conflict.
For more information on the Oscar nominated shorts, please go to Shorts TV and check out our review below on CinemAddicts: