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.
Spike TV has renewed Lip Sync Battle for a fourth season. TV Line reports the upcoming season will feature 18 half-hour episodes with celebrities battling it out for lip-sync dominance, with hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen returning. The third season starts April 20, with season four expected in January 2018.
The freshman dark comedy Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a second season. The show stars Drew Barrymore and Tim Olyphant as a discontent couple who get their marriage back on the right track after a drastic change leading to death and destruction.
Hulu housed Mindy Lahiri for a couple of seasons, but The Mindy Project will return for one final season beginning this fall. Mindy Kaling added, “We started this series when she was single, and now she’s married and has a kid and she has a stepdaughter, and it kind of just felt like [a few] more episodes was all we needed to wind this down.”
Time has run out at ABC. The network has pulled the freshman drama Time After Time from its schedule. The show centered on H.G. Wells following Jack the Ripper into modern day via his time machine and attempting to thwart the serial killer running amok. Match Game will run in its Sunday 9PM ET/PT time slot for the time being.
There’s no “glee” coming to Seattle’s Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. According to TV Line, former Glee star Matthew Morrison is in line to join long-running ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy in a pivotal role. Morrison is set to play Dr. Paul Stadler on the series and though details about his character’s arrival have yet to be revealed, there is speculation that he may be playing the oft-referenced scary former husband of Jo (Camilla Luddington). Morrison will debut at the end of this season and likely return to start next season.
Comedian Billy Eichner has reportedly joined the cast of the seventh season of Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story. Details on Eichner’s role are being kept under wraps, though he is expected to play a confidant of returning cast member Sarah Paulson on the new season. Deadline reports that shooting for the new season starts in May.
The CW can’t get enough of Katie Cassidy. While her character Laurel Lance suffered a tragic fate during Season 4 of Arrow, Cassidy will return to the show as Laurel’s doppelganger Black Siren later this season. After a pair of episodes this season, she’ll be made a full series regular during Season 6.
Could there be a third season of HBO’s True Detective? After a widely praised freshman year and almost equally derided second season, the network didn’t bring it back in 2016. But EW is reporting that creator Nic Pizzolatto has penned at least two episodes for a potential third season and that Deadwood producer David Milch is working with Pizzolatto as well. However, the network has yet to agree to a third season.
President Trump is a frequent topic on many Comedy Central shows these days, so it makes sense that the network has started teasing The President Show. While there were no details about the proposed show other than a tweet, it could fill the void left when Comedy Central canceled Larry Wilmore‘s Nightly Show.
You can add Sarah Silverman to the list of comedians hosting her own show. TV Line reports that he former SNL comedian has been given a 10 episode order to host I Love You, America, a politically-themed series for Hulu.
The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki will executive produce a new series for the Science Channel called SciJenks. According to Deadline, the show is a prank show which utilizing cutting edge science as the foundation for its stunts and practical jokes.
Parks and Recreation may be over, but Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are back working together. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former co-stars are backing a new reality competition for NBC titled The Handmade Project, in which artists and inventors compete to make things by hand. Poehler and Offerman will also co-host the series.
Miles Teller is reportedly teaming up with creator’s Nicolas Winding Refn and Ed Brubaker for a new Amazon drama series titled Too Old to Die Young. According to Deadline, Teller will play Martin, a police officer entangled in a world of assassins.
Ken Burns has found his next documentary subject — late boxer Muhammad Ali. Burns will produce and direct a four-hour two-part documentary on Ali that’s expected to air on PBS in 2021.
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has signed on for a new drama series for Amazon. According to Screen Crush, Jenkins will write and direct the drama The Underground Railroad based on Colin Whitehead‘s 2016 novel. The story centers on a slave named Cora who escapes her plantation and finds the railroad as she attempts to flee undiscovered.
Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Shea Wigham and Paul Sparks have all been cast in the upcoming six-part miniseries Waco that will air on Paramount Network (aka Spike) in 2018. The series stars Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch and tells the story of The Branch Davidian cult 51-day standoff with the FBI and ATF back in 1993.
Director Colin Trevorrow scored a huge hit with Jurassic World, but before that he received accolades for his crafty indie drama Safety Not Guaranteed. Now the versatile filmmaker tries his hand with the coming of age genre with The Book of Henry. The great news, right off the bat, is the ensemble cast is top notch.
The story centers on a suburban mom named Susan (Naomi Watts) who works at a diner with her close friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman).Susan’s blessed with Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), her 11-year-old son who has an active imagination and isn’t afraid of stepping outside that proverbial box. Henry is also a wonderful older brother to Peter (Room’sJacob Tremblay) and he’s also attempting to help a classmate (Maddie Zielger) who harbors a dangerous secret. Will Henry’s overreaching need to help land him in trouble or will he change everyone’s lives in the process?
The picture opens nationwide June 16th and the trailer just made its debut today. It’s wonderful to have a movie that’s not an animated or super hero flick come out this summer, and we’re hoping this movie reaches similar creative heights of previous coming of age dramas (most notably Stand By Me). Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The 2012 animated smash Wreck-It Ralph is finally getting a sequel, as Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits the silver screen March 9, 2018. The news was announced at CinemaCon. Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch are among the actors who are returning to the roster with leads John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope).
The project also reteams the film’s original director Rich Moore and scribe Phil Johnston to the project (both Moore and Johnston collaborated on last year’s Disney hit Zootopia).
Wreck-It Ralph was a loving homage to 8-bit gaming, and now its sequel is taking video games to an entirely different level. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.”
The Oscar nominated film was named Best Animated Feature by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and expectations are definitely high with Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Are you excited for the sequel, or was one film dealing with Ralph’s gaming universe enough? Feel free to comment below!
With such films as Angel Heart and The Wrestler as his most notable films, one shouldn’t forget Mickey Rourke also displayed a light touch in such movies as Diner and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (I may be the only one who liked this flick).
With Ashby, Rourke turns on the charm once again as a reclusive and retired CIA assassin who bonds with Ed Wallis (Paper Towns star Nat Wolff) a teenager who’s trying to fit in with his fellow high school classmates. Ed’s latest homework assignment is to interview an elderly person and learn about their life, and Ashby Holt (Rourke) fits the bill.
Older-younger mentoring films have always been a personal favorite (Star Wars, St. Vincent, and Rushmore top my list), and the trailer for Ashby looks promising enough. Sarah Silverman as Ed’s mom seems like a great casting choice from director Tony McNamara, and Emma Roberts is always good in whatever project she tackles.
Ashbyhits theaters and is available On Demand September 25. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!