Over this past summer, HBO slated a new limited series adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s miniseries Scenes From a Marriage. The project had Oscar Isaac and Michelle Williams on board to star in the examination of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple. But scheduling conflicts have kept Williams from being able to stay on board, and now Jessica Chastain is stepping up to take the second lead role instead. Read More »
After a lackluster episode that didn’t take full advantage of the comedic skills of Issa Rae, the latest episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Adele brought some life back to the late night sketch series. The chart-topping Grammy winner hosted for the first time and didn’t pull double duty as musical guest, but that didn’t stop her from belting out some of her signature tunes in one of the best sketches of the night. But she also couldn’t keep her composure and kept cracking up during one of the worst sketches.
So let’s get down to the best and worst sketches of the Adele hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »
Nearly 60 years ago, Sophia Loren starred as a mother trying to protect her daughter from the horrors of war in World War II Rome in 1961’s Two Women, a film produced by her late husband Carlo Ponti, and a role that would win her the Oscar for Best Actress. Now the legendary actress is returning to the screen after a decade-long hiatus to tread similar ground, starring as a Holocaust survivor who takes in stray children in a film directed by another Pinto, her son Edoardo. See the trailer for Loren’s long-awaited return to the screen in Netflix’s Oscar contender, The Life Ahead.
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The Rocky franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was resurrected with Creed, focusing on a new main character in the form of Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, son of the late, great Apollo Creed, a longtime friend and boxing opponent of Rocky Balboa. Not only did it rejuvenate the franchise, bit it created a new legacy by passing the torch and feeling like something familiar and fresh at the same time.
Now Creed is following in the footsteps of Rocky by become a full on franchise. Creed II gave Adonis Creed his revenge by being victorious over Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Apollo Creed in the ring. Now Creed 3 is in the works at MGM, and thought we don’t know what’s in store for young Adonis Johnson, the sequel could hold a new challenge for Michael B. Jordan, who is reportedly looking to direct the third installment of the spin-off franchise. Read More »
When Saturday Night Live announced their return for the beginning of October, it came with news that they would be having five consecutive weekends of shows throughout the entire month. It’s the longest back-to-back run of episodes that I can remember, and executive producer Lorne Michaels has decided to extend that run adding another consecutive episode to follow the weekend after the 2020 election. Read More »
Warner Max, we hardly knew ye. The film label was launched in February of this year, with the plan being that Warner Max would produce eight to ten mid-budget movies per year for HBO Max. However, Warner Max is now being phased out, with Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich now overseeing all feature output, streaming and theatrical.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Billions renewed for season 6.
- F is for Family renewed for season 5, which will be the last.
- Teenage Bounty Hunters canceled by Netflix.
- Certain actors couldn’t return for the Supernatural final season because of COVID-19.
- Dickinson renewed for season 3 ahead of season 2 launch.
- Watch the trailer for The Expanse season 5.
- Get ready for High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special.
- Black Monday will be back for season 3.
- The Last O.G. renewed for season 4.
- LA’s Finest canceled.
- Dawson’s Creek will move to Netflix in November.
- On Becoming a God in Central Florida won’t be getting a second season after all.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week, we’re dealing with white supremacy, things from space crashing into the earth, a legendary documentarian debuts his latest, look at the life of an American president, and carve out a little family time.
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How long will Spider-Man 3 be shooting for into 2021? Did you hear The Runaways is coming back to comic shops? Where can you see the new Batwoman debut before the second season begins on The CW? Do the comics Aldis Hodge is reading for Black Adam provide any hints? Want to see Tom Holland‘s stunt double practice a webslinging stunt? Who do you think should write the new Blade movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Act quickly, because a whole bunch of great titles are leaving HBO Max in November, and November is very soon! Like…a week away soon. So you better get off your butt and then get back on your butt as you sit on your couch and watch these movies. Here are the best movies leaving HBO Max in November 2020.
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