It’s a good thing This Is Us tells its stories out of order — otherwise, Milo Ventimiglia would be out of a job. Fortunately, the show’s non-linear storyline allows for plenty of flashbacks and exposition, so we’ll still see plenty of Jack Pearson this season. In fact, Ventimiglia told us we’ll delve even further into Jack and Rebecca’s love story in the new episodes. (Click on the media bar below to hear Milo Ventimiglia)
The Darkest Minds, based on young adult sci-fi trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, centers on a future where kids are developing superhuman powers. Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg) is a teen whose mind control powers gives her an extra level of dominance, and her safety is temporarily aided by a kind doctor named Cate (Mandy Moore).
“I think this film in particular is incredibly poignant and timely,” said Moore. “I think there are a lot of themes, especially for young people to sort of garner. And hopefully it will shape their sense of tolerance and their point of view of the world. And it that sense, I’m really proud to be a part of it.”
Click on the media bar to hear Moore discuss playing one of this film’s primary adults (the actress first cut her teeth in the business as a teen pop star):
The Darkest Minds, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2, Kung Fu Panda 3), opens nationwide August 3.
One of the most anticipated films this year is Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and hopefully the flick will feature the same passion for 8-bit gaming as the original. Wreck-It Ralph, which received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature, was released back in 2012 and it’s been a long timing for a sequel!
This time out video game antagonist (but with a heart of gold) Ralph (John C. Reilly) helps Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) navigate the perilous world wide web in search of a replacement to save Vanellope’s game Sugar Rush. The flick also features the voice talents of Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Bell, Alan Tudyk, andMandy Moore. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!
Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph opens nationwide November 21.
If you watch an episode of This Is Us, you know there’s a pretty good chance you’ll shed a tear or two at some point during the episode. That really doesn’t surprise Mandy Moore at all. What does surprise her is how often people tell her how one of her old movies — 2002’s A Walk To Remember — affected them emotionally. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mandy Moore)
This Is Us returns with new episodes Tuesday, February 27 at 9/8c on NBC.
Millions of people tune in to This Is Us each week because they’ve become emotionally invested in the Pearson family and their stories. Many of those viewers find themselves surprised or even shocked by some of the heart-wrenching plot twists, and one of them is Mandy Moore. Even though she’s one of the show’s stars, she still watches on Tuesday nights. And while she’s already seen the scripts and knows what’s coming, seeing her fellow cast members’ performances hits her just as profoundly as the average viewer. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mandy Moore)