Chris Pratt is making his return to television with the conspiracy thriller series The Terminal List, which has just landed at Amazon Studios. Based on Jack Carr‘s bestselling novel, The Terminal List series is directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David DiGilio, both of whom executive produce the series, which will be Pratt’s first series-regular role since Parks and Recreation.
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No one has been begging for television programming about the coronavirus pandemic because we’re already being inundated with that nonsense every damn day of our lives. But last night, A Parks and Recreation Special managed to make the most delicious lemonade out of some very bitter lemons by remotely reuniting the cast of the hit NBC comedy series for an episode catching up with Pawnee’s finest as they self-quarantine and check on each other during these uncertain times. If you missed it because you don’t have cable or Peacock, don’t worry, because the entire episode is online for free right now. Read More »
As if you didn’t have enough to worry about, you can now get eaten by dinosaurs — fictional ones, onscreen, in the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion. But only if you donate to charity in the world’s largest digital fundraiser dedicated to helping those in need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Jurassic World franchise star Chris Pratt announced a new charity challenge, in which the winner will get the chance to be eaten onscreen in the third Jurassic World installment.
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The original Back to the Future is largely considered to be a perfect movie. It’s a tight, clever, and fun screenplay that pays off everything it sets up in a very satisfying way, and Robert Zemeckis directed and co-wrote the hell out of it with Bob Gale. However, there’s one long-standing question that fans have pondered over the years, and after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn called attention to it recently, Bob Gale himself explained the “problem” away. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video essay focusing on Passengers asks us to reconsider the themes of the film and how they relate to our current desperate situation. Plus, watch as Mrs. Fletcher star and Step Brothers co-star Kathryn Hahn and her family recreate a scene from Glengarry Glen Ross with American Girl dolls, and the cast of High School Musical performs “We’re All in This Together” for Disney’s big sing-along event. Read More »
The first reactions are out for Pixar’s latest animated film Onward, and while the fantasy-comedy film doesn’t seem to be casting a spell on all critics, there’s plenty of reason to be excited for the road trip movie starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.
Two new Onward clips help feed into that excitement, showing a sneak peek at the scene in which Holland and Pratt’s elf brothers, on a quest to magic their dead father to life for a day, come face to face with the not-so-fearsome Manticore, played by Octavia Spencer. Accompanying that clip is a behind-the-scenes featurette showing Holland and Pratt’s sibling relationship, and exactly what kind of performance Spencer is giving here. Watch the new Onward clips below.
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Jurassic World 3 is starting to have quite a loaded cast. In addition to returning Jurassic World series leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World 3 is getting the original Jurassic Park gang back together, with Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum set to reprise their roles as Dr. Ellie Satler, Dr. Alan Grant, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, respectively.
And as the cast grows, with newcomers like sci-fi TV regular Dichen Lachman and most recently, Venom actor Scott Haze, the Jurassic World 3 cast is starting to look overwhelmingly jam-packed. The only equivalent could be Avengers: Endgame, at least, according to Pratt, who compared the upcoming Colin Trevorrow dinosaur flick to another big franchise in which he appeared.
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With one month left until Pixar’s Onward hits theaters, the buzz doesn’t seem to be all that high. Maybe it’s because this is Pixar’s first original movie since Coco was released in the fall of 2017, but there’s just not a lot of hype yet. That’s why Disney is doing their best to get the word out and show audiences what the modern fantasy world of Onward is all about, and that includes the touching story at the center of it that was inspired by Dan Scanlon‘s real-life experience of having never properly met his father. Read More »
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Chris Pratt kicked around in small roles for nearly a decade before he broke out as lovable goofball Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and since then he’s gone on to become a massive movie star who’s currently leading several major film franchises. Now a new report says Pratt is returning to the small screen to star in The Terminal List, an adaptation of an action thriller which will reunite him with his The Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua. Get the details of the upcoming series below. Read More »
(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)
A lot can change in a lifetime, so said the meme-able tagline for The Irishman this year. But it doesn’t even take a full life to observe a radical change in the trajectory of a life, as shown by the many artists who changed the course of their careers during the 2010s. It’s one thing to stage a comeback when you’re down and out in the public eye – after all, who doesn’t love an underdog story? – and another to successfully execute a 180-degree shift when things are going fairly smoothly.
This list pays tribute to those in the industry who pulled off pivots that caught us off-guard but did their job of redefining an already established star image. You might notice a running theme in this list: it’s disproportionately male, white and straight, unfortunately. This indicates that there is still room for the industry to improve in the 2020s and allow more opportunities for women, people of color and LGBTQ+ artists to spread their wings and avoid becoming pigeonholed into a single identity. But given the breadth of artists reshaping a well-known persona in this decade, they have many great playbooks to run.
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