Elizabeth Banks in Walk of Shame

Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti will be going head-to-head on the tennis court. The pair have signed on for HBO Films’ untitled project about the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will produce through Playtone, along with Banks and her Brownstone Productions partner (and husband) Max Handelman. David Auburn (Proof) will write the script. More on the Elizabeth Banks Billie Jean King movie after the jump.  Read More »

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Sinatra All or Nothing At All

Were Frank Sinatra still alive, he’d be turning 100 this year. And it’s a testament to his immense talent, charisma, and importance that he’s no less beloved today than he was forty or fifty or sixty years ago.

The latest bit of Sinatra obsession is Sinatra: All or Nothing At All, a new documentary structured around the set list from his 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. Director Alex Gibney (Going Clear) weaves together a portrait from commentary by those closest to the singer, as well as archived interviews with Sinatra himself. Watch the Sinatra All or Nothing At All trailer after the jump.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer

We knew that great Game of Thrones poster featuring Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) staring up at one of Daenerys’ dragons was just a preface to seeing the real scene in action, and the incredible new Game of Thrones season 5 trailer does not disappoint.

In addition to giving us the moving version of that poster, there’s all sorts of great new footage here, including (but hardly limited to) the “breaking the wheel” monologue from Daenerys, in which she promises doom for the cycle of family violence that has defined politics in Westeros, and more footage of Jonathan Pryce’s character the High Sparrow. I was already excited for this new season of the show, but this footage is kicking that interest into overdrive. Read More »

Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox

Finally, a spot of good news for the most villain-packed fictional city in American history. Wayne Enterprises tech expert Lucius Fox is set to debut on Fox’s Gotham late this season, played by The Newsroom actor Chris Chalk. More on the Gotham Lucius Fox casting after the jump.  Read More »

Avengers SNL Sketch

Chris Hemsworth stopped by Saturday Night Live last night, and you know what that means: there was an Avengers skit. Even though Avengers: Age of Ultron doesn’t open for another two months, the Avengers SNL sketch picks up immediately after the climactic battle, as the various Avengers are reacting to their victory. (Spoilers?)

Watch the Avengers SNL sketch after the jump.  Read More »

HAPPYish trailer

The first teaser for HAPPYish, the new Showtime series starring Steve Coogan, was just OK. It introduced a middle-aged guy who is struggling to deal with his family and changing social structures around him and, maybe, not having such a great time with all of it. This new HAPPYish trailer is infinitely more entertaining. It indicates a lot more of the show’s moment to moment comedy, and reveals more variety in Coogan’s performance. This is the one to check out, and you can do so after the break. Read More »

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Veep Season 4

The more things change, eh? Season 3 of Veep ended with a major step forward for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), as the president’s resignation put her in the Oval Office. And the Season 4 trailer begins with her reveling in her new position of power — she’s like “a real-life Mariah Carey,” in the immortal words of Mike (Matt Walsh).

But it’s not long before she finds herself drowning in the same old bullshit: incompetent staff members, petty rivalries, broken equipment, and her own delusions of grandeur. Watch the Veep Season 4 trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Jada Pinkett Smith Gotham

One thing we know about Gotham is most of the characters are going to survive. The show has to endure long enough for a young Bruce Wayne to grow up, become Batman, and then tangle with characters like Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and the Joker. Any mystery the show has revolves either in how that will all play out, or in new characters not previously seen in comic books or movies.

The most prominent new character in the show’s first season is Fish Mooney, played by Jada Pinkett Smith. She’s a major new villain specific to the show who looked to have a long future in Gotham. In a new interview, however, Pinkett-Smith said she’s not likely to return to Gotham after this season. Read the Jada Pinkett Smith Gotham Season 2 quotes below. Read More »

Melissa Benoist Supergirl costume

The pilot for Supergirl is now filming and the first big reveal from the show is here. Warner Bros. has released two images of the heroine herself, Melissa Benoist, in her full Supergirl costume. There’s a full body shot as well as a head shot. In those two pics are plenty of details from the latest DC Comics supersuit for you to dissect. Check out the Supergirl costume photos below. Read More »

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