Watch Ice Cube tell the story of his first fist fight at age 6

In fact, his first real tussle was when he was only six years old. Only he did not expect his own emotional response. He kicked my bike over,” explains the “Check Yo Self” rapper. In the movie   Fist Fight,   teacher Ron Strickland (played by Ice Cube) challenges his colleague, Andy Campbell (Charlie Day), to a fist fight when Campbell gets   him fired. “Everybody was like, ‘Why are you crying? You won.’”
Watch the interview above and catch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). You better fight him.’”
Cube says that’s when he learned he could fight. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices. Show Full Article I was six, he was seven. “My friend was like, ‘You going to let him do that? “I was so mad that I had to fight, that I started crying,” he says. Ice Cube was able to draw from his own experiences for the role; as he mentioned on   Entertainment Weekly: The Show, he has been in actual fist fights before. “I was fighting my friend Floyd.

‘Portlandia’: A brief oral history of ‘Put a Bird On It!’

“That was indoors! I could post a picture of a family member in a coffin, and someone would put, “Put a bird on it!”
KRISEL: I remember in season 3,   we would go to this restaurant and we’d get the salad, and if you wanted chicken on it, [the menu]   just said, “Put a bird on it,” That was how you would order it. And right on the podium.”)
ARMISEN:   We were really happy with [the sketch], but it wasn’t until a year later when people would say to me, “Put a bird on it!” that I realized it was something. ARMISEN: I wasn’t used to Jon as a director. Right before the shoot, we talked about “Yes, this is a really good conceptual observation, but what is this weird dynamic between the people?” That became the formula for all the sketches. “Put.” “Put.” “Put.” He wanted us to separate the words. ARMISEN: They still do. BROWNSTEIN:   I have illustrator friends that felt more self-conscious about putting birds in their illustrations. That became, “You’re blowing that in my face,” and he was really annoyed. Show Full Article ET/PT — and ends its entire run next year — let’s get a bird’s-eye view of the bit that helped it soar: “Put a Bird on It!”
Portlandia flew onto the sketch-comedy radar, somewhat literally, in January 2011: Its second episode offered up a deft, daffy dagger to hipster-craft pretension with the part-commercial, part-outtakes masterpiece “Put a Bird on It!” Cheery how-to artisanal gurus Bryce Shivers (Fred Armisen) and Lisa Eversman (Carrie Brownstein) visit a Portland store to transform teapots and totes into art simply by affixing bird images to them. It even re-entered the zeitgiest last year when a bird landed on Bernie Sanders’ podium during a campaign speech in, yes, Portland. JENNIFER CASERTA (IFC president): It truly was the identifier—you didn’t even need to say “Portlandia.” It really was the beginning of something special for us. We’re trying to show the underbelly of that. (“What are the odds of that?” raves Armisen. We didn’t even really know what the format was going to be. That was so crazy. They are really buttoned up and fastidious, but they’re secretly rage-filled and angry. BROWNSTEIN:   I remember the pigeon handler. All the time. KRISEL: It looked good enough that you kind of get the idea. [“Put a bird On it!”] is   repeated the number of times in the sketch, and one of the things that often helps a catchphrase become a catchphrase is something that gets said over and over. There was a craft explosion, and birds did seem like a shorthand:   “This isn’t your average piece of paper — this is stationery now.” Or: “Now that there’s a bird on it, you should put a frame around it.”

Cracking the hosts’ passive-aggressive relationship was key to the sketch—and to the show. I was crossing my fingers. The button is the irony of us being grossed out by a little bird. …   The person who played the shopkeeper, Katie O’Grady   —   a Portland resident   who we still use in the sketches now— her performance is very positive. Here’s these two characters that are presenting “Put a bird on everything,” but then the mantra of the piece that Fred came up with was, “What happened to my cup? I remember thinking, “Let’s try a commercial-y thing—but as if one of those Beatles movies made a commercial—stop-motion, jump-cut.” The piece has a very chopped-up feeling, so I remember thinking, “This is nothing.”   It felt like this didn’t work, but I knew it was going to all be put together later and would work. And I feel too self-conscious wearing things with birds now. It happened late in the planning stages. I was first in line of being a sucker. It was just a guy like, “You want my pigeon?”And the pigeon was good… Once we submitted the first cut to the network, [then IFC development and production VP] Dan Pasternack was like, “Is there some way you could end this? But when a real pigeon flaps into the store, things devolve into ewwws (oh, the irony!) and utter chaos and destruction. It’s the best. BROWNSTEIN:   Put a crack in the veneer of preciousness…. Just give it a button?” And I was like, “Okay, I have this crazy idea…”
DAN PASTERNACK:   That’s when he came up with Fred throwing a vase and it strikes the bird, which falls to the ground, dead. So it’s ruined birds for me. People are trying to live these certain lives, and the same way that we present ourselves on social media is   just this very small view, and it seems very perfect. CARRIE BROWNSTEIN (star, co-creator):   I remember going around to little boutiques in Portland, and I felt like it was kind of an insult to my intelligence that just because there was a lampshade with a bird stencil on it, that somehow elevated it to a place of art. KRISEL:   And it wasn’t a professional movie pigeon. BROWNSTEIN:   People yelling it. The shoot, which took place on the very first day of production for the show, was somewhat   a   leap of faith. [Note: It involved digital-editing magic, not animal cruelty.]   And the button was Carrie vomiting because then Fred went, “Ew, gross!” So I said, “Put the “gross!” back at the end after they kill the bird, so they’re saying “gross!” to the bird. This was all brand-new. PASTERNACK: The fact that “Put a Bird On It!” was shot on day 1   of the Portlandia   pilot, to me, speaks to how clear the vision for that show was from the outset. FRED ARMISEN (star, co-creator):   As we were coming up with ideas [in 2010], Carrie made this observation that birds are everywhere. Those characters are a really good example. BROWNSTEIN:   At first we were thinking of a more low-key artisan couple. I suspected   the same thing might happen with the Spike character when he was screaming “Bicycle rights!” I thought, “Oh, that’s sort of a thing too.” But “Put a bird on it!” rose above to become emblematic of exactly what was special about the show. I didn’t understand what was happening, but I trusted it. Before Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s   IFC sketch series Portlandia   wraps up its   seventh season tonight   at 10 p.m. PASTERNACK: [The popularity]   made absolute sense to me because it was as specific and as unique to what would be great about the show as any single sketch we did in the first season. KRISEL: That was for the first episode we made. It’s just a weird animal to have on set. Here, the Portlandia players relive the sketch that began on a wing and a prayer. The sketch became a signature bit—see: the bird perched atop the show’s logo—and took hold in the vernacular and in knockoff-merch form. Then we realized that we wanted it in a slightly Wes Anderson [vein]…
JONATHAN KRISEL   (Co-creator, director):   A little more twee. That they were a little more controlling of things. So that was awesome to just get that little note to push it over the edge. BROWNSTEIN: When I post on Instagram, there is inevitably a comment no matter what I post that says “Put a bird on it.” It’s always incongruous. What did you do with my cup?” Which never made it into the actual piece. Never does she play the usual part in a sketch where they’re going, “Who are these crazy people?” She was actually along with us, which really is a theme that’s stayed through the show. It’s shorthand for “This is artistic.” We had a big laugh—I thought those people were such dummies—and I went back to my apartment, and my doormat had a raven on it.

Box office preview: ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Logan’ to wage beastly battle

The (roughly)   $185 million   production, fronted by an ensemble cast that includes Brie Larson, Samuel L. Hollywood’s largest primate goes head-to-head with the industry’s reigning comic book mutant this weekend, as Kong: Skull Island launches into theaters as Fox’s X-Men spinoff Logan   prepares for its second crack   at topping the box office. Kong: Skull Island   – $45 million
Though the   King   Kong   franchise has remained dormant since Peter Jackson’s 2005 take on the creature classic, things could heat up this weekend as Legendary and Warner Bros. Which beast will come out on top? Fronted by Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, The Shack   made a decent $16.2 million last week, putting it in prime position to exceed its reported $25 million production budget. The LEGO Batman Movie – $7 million
The bricks are finally breaking down across Warner Bros. The formula for a repeat is there:   Logan   made over $250 million   worldwide   across its   debut   weekend, and has earned stellar reviews —   including light Oscar buzz —   from critics and   audiences   alike. Show Full Article Elsewhere, a pair of festival favorites enter the limited market;   Kristen Stewart’s Cannes drama   Personal Shopper   and Julia   Ducournau‘s gritty Raw   —   which reportedly made audiences faint at the Toronto International Film Festival in September —   creep into   a handful of theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday. Universal’s Warcraft underwhelmed stateside, though it pulled triple-digit grosses from foreign territories, finishing its run in excess of   $433 million. unleash their rebooted actioner   Kong: Skull Island   to 3,846 domestic theaters. The only thing standing in   Logan‘s way is the potentially mammoth earning power of fellow tentpole   Kong: Skull Island. Expect The Shack to follow in that film’s footsteps, falling between 20 and 40 percent through Sunday. As the most prominent (and buzziest) horror release on the market, Get Out   should   make around $18-$21 million over its third go-round. 1 finish is still on the table for the James Mangold-directed picture. Both should do solid business thanks to pre-release buzz, though Personal   Shopper   will likely edge out Raw thanks to Stewart’s star power. While   Kong   is expected to put up a sturdy fight, with strong word-of-mouth on its side,   Logan   could buck the trend of its superhero-centric brethren by shedding less than 50 percent of its opening crowds, meaning a No. Following Thursday evening previews in North America,   Skull   Island   also hits 65 international markets in the days ahead, with a Chinese release date   scheduled for March 24. 4. The film has thus far topped $150 million, and should add another $5-$8 million this weekend. Get Out – $20 million
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut   captured the zeitgeist —   and moviegoer attention —   with its racially-charged narrative, grossing a staggering $87.4 million in just 13 days on a $4.5 million budget, to boot. 1. 2. After shedding a mere 15 percent from week one to week two, Get Out,   from Universal and Blumhouse,   proved its staying power. Like many big-budgeted Hollywood features, Kong will likely earn more overseas than it will in the U.S. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, and John Goodman, has received   solid critical response   thus far —   a healthy sign for the film’s staying power if it sticks its landing with audiences, too. Animations’ third major release as the end of   The LEGO Batman Movie‘s theatrical run   draws closer. The Shack – $10 million
Faith-based films have a distinct way of captivating their target audience, roping them in, and maintaining a   consistent   grip; The Shack will be no exception. 3. Jennifer Garner’s Miracles From Heaven bowed to a similar number last year, and went on to cross the $60 million line by the end of its theatrical run. 5. Check out EW’s March 10-12 box office estimates below.   Logan   – $47 million  
With passionate support from fans on his side, Wolverine just might claw his way to the top of the   North American   box office for a second consecutive week. and Canada, and that’s not a bad thing. While a   first-weekend   number in the typical blockbuster range is   unlikely, given that its closest competitor,   Logan, has been over-performing with a similar demographic, look for the film to post around $40-$50 million.

‘Atlanta’ star Zazie Beetz to portray Domino in ‘Deadpool 2’

Nathan Summers, a character already confirmed to appear in the sequel. The Atlanta cast continues to take over Hollywood. Domino Effect. The actress recently burst on the scene, playing Van, Earn’s (Donald Glover) independent ex-girlfriend on FX’s   Golden Globe-winning series. The   Deadpool   sequel has   found its Domino in Atlanta star Zazie Beetz. pic.twitter.com/Kvtyk1aI7O
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017

Deapool 2, which will be helmed by   John Wick co-director   David Leitch, is slated to hit theaters in 2018. (Speculation is whirling about   who will play Cable.)

For Beetz, the Deadpool 2 part will mark her most high-profile role to date. Zazie Beetz Effect. Show Full Article Ryan Reynolds made the announcement Thursday on Twitter, spelling the actress’s name out in dots on a picture of domino pieces, adding the caption, “Domino Effect.” Fox has not yet responded to EW’s request for comment. pic.twitter.com/ILEnTcW7fY
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 9, 2017

This will be the film debut for the superhero, who is portrayed in the comics as a mercenary and long-time partner to Cable, a.k.a.

‘Famous in Love’: Season 1 of new Bella Thorne series getting binge-worthy release

ET. Show Full Article RELATED: Pretty Little Liars: Before They Were Stars
The network took the same approach with   Beyond, which debuted on TV in January alongside a full season digital binge and has already received a season 2 renewal. Famous in Love   boasts an impressive young cast, led by   Bella Thorne and   Carter Jenkins, also starring Charlie DePew, Georgie Flores, Niki Koss, Pepi Sonuga, Keith Powers, and Perrey Reeves. Freeform’s newest original series Famous in Love will enjoy a binge launch when the series premieres in April, following the debut of   Pretty Little Liars’   final   season. Viewers will be able to watch the 10-episode season on Freeform.com, the Freeform app, and On Demand, and they will also be available for streaming on Hulu. Episode 1 of Famous in Love   debuts on Freeform on April 18 at 9 p.m. Based on Rebecca Serle’s novel of the same name, the series centers on college student Paige (Thorne) and the enormous changes in her life after she wins the lead role in a blockbuster movie, struggling to balance her to stardom and maintaining “normalcy.”
The   series was adapted for the small screen by   Pretty Little Liars creator Marlene King, who is also serving as an executive producer. “Marlene King has created a world that has all of the intrigue, sexiness and wish fulfillment that is perfect for our viewers who love to binge,”   Freeform president Tom Ascheim said   in a statement.

‘Burning Sands’: EW review

But increasingly, the actions of the older brothers—Moonlight’s Trevante Rhodes is easily the kindest of them, though even that’s relative—come a lot closer to straight-up assault. Not every pledge is willing to stick it out, and some fall away. Director and cowriter Gerard McMurray mostly makes sketches of his characters and their motivations; there isn’t much room for nuance in his script, and the movie’s darkness (literally: too many poorly lit nighttime scenes are more heard than seen) undermines its message. As Hell Week progresses, though, his life starts to tilt dangerously out of balance; since hazing has been officially outlawed and driven underground, the rituals have only intensified. Does the Pope wear a pointy hat?—and in Jackson’s fierce, quietly forceful performance. Trevor Jackson (American Crime) stars as Zurich, one of six pledges vying for a spot in Lambda Phi, one of the oldest and most prestigious houses on his all-black college campus, the fictional Frederick Douglass University. He’s a good kid, smart and studious, with a serious girlfriend (Imani Hakim) and a respected professor (Alfre Woodard, barely used) who’s taken a special interest in him. B

Show Full Article Burning Sands sounds like it should be set on some scorched Middle Eastern battlefield, but the stark indie drama is about another kind of violence—and not one much less harrowing: fraternity hazing. But there’s something powerful even in its predictability—will things go too far? Some acts are clearly meant to build brotherhood; others are designed for mere humiliation (KP duty, eating dog food, being blindfolded and pelted with tennis balls). It’s hard to say exactly why Zurich stays, except maybe that his dad was once a member too, and that the school Dean (Steve Harris) who has sponsored him for the spot doesn’t seem to take disappointment well. There are metal rods smashed across tender foot soles and vicious kicks to the ribs, endless wall sits and wood paddlings that leave the boys struggling to sit for days.

‘Love’ stars recount dating horror stories on ‘EW: The Show’

Season 2 of Love   will be available for streaming   via Netflix on March 10. Laughing, Rust noted, “I would love a Gillian Jacobs New York Tour of Bad Dates.” Sign us up for that one as well. “The first text I ever got was somebody breaking plans on a first date,” Rust admitted during an appearance on Entertainment Weekly: The Show. “That was like the worst way to be introduced to a new technology is with rejection.”
Jacobs quickly countered: “One time a guy took my phone and threw it across the bar, and then I still gave him a ride home,” she recalled. Despite what they might like you to believe, your favorite stars aren’t excluded from scarring dating experiences any more than the rest of us. Her friends, wisely, wouldn’t allow her to call it. Catch more of Jacobs and Rust in the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. Show Full Article Similar to their characters on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series, Love   — which centers on   the romantic exploits of an   addict, Mickey Dobbs (Gillian Jacobs) and her beau, Gus Cruikshank (Paul Rust) — Jacobs and Rust haven’t always had the best time in the dating world. “I don’t know why I still gave him a ride home after that.” The Community alum later recalled being “so single and so desperate” when she first moved to New York City, that she was thrilled when a stranger gave her his number on the subway.

Aerosmith, Chainsmokers, and Macklemore to play March Madness Music Festival

Hance Park Saturday, April 1, while hip-hop act Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and classic rockers Aerosmith will play Sunday, April 2. The latter act will close   the weekend festivities. This year, select   festival performances will stream live on ncaa.com, bleacherreport.com, and the NCAA YouTube channel. Show Full Article The 2017 NCAA March Madness Musical Festival has named its starters: Aerosmith, the Chainsmokers, and Macklemore &   Ryan Lewis are set to   perform at the free three-day event in   Phoenix, Arizona as part of college basketball’s   annual   Final Four celebration. Last year’s lineup included Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, and Twenty One Pilots. The NCAA March Madness basketball tournament kicks off March 14 and concludes April 3. EDM duo the Chainsmokers will   play   Margaret T. Performers have yet to be announced for the festival’s opening day, March 31.

Hear a lullaby rendition of the first ‘Hamilton’ track

Now, even infants can get in on the party, thanks to Rockabye Baby!’s rendition of   Hamilton   songs in lullaby form. The first track, “Alexander Hamilton,” is available now to help rock restless babies to sleep, and the full album will be available March 31. Alexander Hamilton
My Shot
The Schuyler Sisters
You’ll Be Back
Helpless
Satisfied
Wait for It
Say No to This

Show Full Article Check out the track list and listen to “Alexander Hamilton” below. Correctly guessing that most infants won’t listen to anything for two-and-a-half hours,   Lullaby Renditions of Songs from   Hamilton   only includes eight of the musical’s better-known tracks. Since the moment   Hamilton   first started gaining mainstream attention, the internet has abounded with videos of little kids singing along to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular musical numbers.

‘Lethal Weapon’ star recalls being ‘too young’ when he saw original film

“My parents only drew the line with Pulp Fiction and Don’t Be a Menace.”
See what comedian Chris Gethard and EW’s own Leah Greenblatt watched when they were too young in the clip above, and catch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Show Full Article Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices. “Too young, my parents didn’t care,” he said, acknowledging that he was well under 17. Everyone has that R-rated movie they saw before they were probably ready. During an appearance on Entertainment Weekly: The Show, a panel of guests was discussing seeing R-rated movies as a kid, when Fernandez, who portrays medical examiner Scorsese, was asked when he first watched the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover action film. For Lethal Weapon actor Jonathan Fernandez, he just now happens to star in an adaptation of his.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has big problems in the trailer for ‘Small Crimes’

Katz’s film boasts a terrific cast which also includes Molly Foster, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, and actor-director Macon Blair whose own recent thriller   I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is also definitely worth checking out. Katz’s 2013 directorial debut, Cheap Thrills. Show Full Article Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as a disgraced former cop named Joe Denton who, after   serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems things can’t get much worse. And, judging by its trailer, we look forward to saying similarly good things about Katz’s follow-up, Small Crimes. If you are looking for a darkly entertaining crime thriller then you could do much worse than check out E.L. But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind, caught in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much. Watch the film’s — expletive-featuring — trailer, above. Small Crimes premieres April 28 on Netflix.

‘Game of Thrones’ sets date for the 2017 season

So when will the world get more dragons? So what better way to build upon all that action and intrigue than through a Facebook Live promotion that asks the show’s biggest fans to watch … Martin’s popular book series “Game of Thrones” features the subtitle “A Song of Ice and Fire,” a nod to a few key elements (get it?) of the story. Thousands of fans tumbled to the Internet to find out the official release date for the 2017 series, which was announced on a Facebook   Live stream inside a big ol’ block of ice. It’s a sprawling fantasy drama (perhaps you’ve heard of it) on HBO that has swordplay, massive battles, dragons and all kinds of political maneuvering that’s made it the biggest show on TV. Latest updates “Game of Thrones” will return on July 16. As riveting as that sounds, the video was somehow even less so, apart from swells of music and the occasional cameo from Gwendolyn Christie (Brienne   of Tarth) and Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), who breathed a little animated fire. Meanwhile the internet had an absolute field day after being asked to watch ice melt for their big reveal. For those in the know, George R.R. Fingers crossed the next season has a bit more action. (Facebook Live) Hey, do you watch “Game of Thrones”? ice melt. An image of ice and fire.

Brie Larson’s subdued reaction to Casey Affleck’s Oscar win was intentional

“I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself,”   the actress told Vanity Fair Wednesday at the premiere of her latest film,   “Kong: Skull Island.” “I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic.” The 2016 lead actress Academy Award winner   presented the “Manchester by the Sea” star with his lead actor award at last month’s ceremony but did not revel in his triumph. After announcing his name, she hugged Affleck, handed him the golden statuette and stood off to the side without clapping — similar to how she behaved at the Golden Globes the previous month. Larson, 27,   is an advocate for sexual-assault victims and the cause has been dear to her. 26, 2017. That’s because Affleck   was accused of sexual harassment   on the set of his 2010 mockumentary, “I’m Still Here,” in two separate cases   — details of which resurfaced when “Manchester” debuted. (Christopher Polk / Getty Images) Brie Larson’s significantly underwhelmed reaction to Casey Affleck’s Oscar win was intentional. But the specter of the claims   lingered during awards season, and he was vociferously called out by “Fresh Off the Boat” actress Constance Wu and several others in and out of the industry. Latest updates Brie Larson, left, and Casey Affleck at the Oscars ceremony on Feb. It was also the subject of 2015’s “Room,” which featured her Oscar-winning performance. Affleck, 41, has denied all charges and settled both cases out of court   for an undisclosed amount. And several took notice of the subdued exchange.

Charli XCX debuts new song ‘Babygirl’ featuring Uffie

Show Full Article Uffie’s bangin’ once again. She came to a house party I was throwing and we had to put someone in an Uber at 6 a.m. It spawned underground hits like “Pop the Glock” and the Pharrell-assisted   “ADD SUV.”
Listen to “Babygirl” around the 1:35 mark in the player above. We clicked, stayed in touch, and I sent her this song and she did this amazing verse on it, and then it came together.”
Number 1 Angel, which XCX announced Tuesday, drops Friday, March 10. “This song has actually been in my life for a really long time. I was doing a writing camp,” XCX said. Uffie’s   debut LP,   Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, was released in 2010. who’d been passed out on my floor for the whole night… I’ve been a fan of Uffie since I was 14. I wrote this when I was in Sweden. “I wrote this with John Hill, MNDR, and Sarah Hudson… I met Uffie randomly. After a lengthy hiatus (and the birth of her two children), the indie electro queen has returned to music on Charli XCX’s new single, “Babygirl,” her first official release since covering Tom Tom Club’s “Wordy Rappinghood” in 2011. During a Thursday interview with Beats 1, XCX said the collaboration, which appears on her forthcoming mixtape Number 1 Angel, happened after the pair bonded over caring for a passed-out party guest at the former’s home.

Watch a clip from Stephanie Beatriz’s SXSW-bound film ‘The Light of the Moon’

Watch an exclusive clip from The Light of the Moon, above. Thompson in her director’s statement. “The Light of the Moon intimately and realistically explores the six weeks after a woman is sexually assaulted during a night out with friends in New York City,” says filmmaker   Jessica M. In The Light of the Moon, Stephanie Beatriz from Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Short Term 12 plays a successful architect named Bonnie who is sexually assaulted while walking home from an evening out with friends in Brooklyn. But returning to her old life is more complicated than expected. At first, she attempts to keep the assault a secret from her long-term boyfriend Matt, but the truth quickly emerges. The film, told solely from the perspective of a female rape survivor, is based on personal accounts from two of my friends, who unfortunately endured similar experiences. The story is also supported by subsequent extensive research with other rape survivors, social workers, health professionals, and law enforcement officers.”
The Light of the Moon costars Michael Stahl-David, Conrad Ricamora, and Catherine Curtin. Show Full Article “I am humbled to tell this important story, especially at such a crucial time, when rape culture has become prolific on campuses, in our media, and in our power structures. The film receives its world premiere on Sunday   at the SXSW Festival in Austin. Emphatically denying the impact of what has just happened to her, she fights to regain normalcy and control of her life.

‘Penny Dreadful’ comic: See Vanessa’s (sort of) return in these exclusive pages

But thanks to a sequel comic, fans will be getting answers… and a little something extra. Brona) will be seeking to reunite with her former flame.  

Show Full Article You can see the exclusive first four pages, and some of the first issue’s covers, below. Only, as the pages reveal, he’ll still be mourning the loss of his once love. As you can see in exclusive first four pages of the   Penny Dreadful comic below, Vanessa might   also be making a comeback — albeit in Ethan’s dreams. Penny Dreadful   left fans with a lot of questions when it bid a   very sudden goodbye in what was thought to be the Season 3 finale. The series will also catch up with Mr. Lyle, who fans may remember went off to Cairo on an archeological expedition, and Lily (a.k.a. The Penny Dreadful   comic will be available for purchase April 5. The new comic, which is penned by the show’s executive producer Chris King and published by Titan Comics, is part of a four-issue arc, and will follow the Hound of God as he once again takes up the fight against creatures of the night.

Game of Thrones fans are watching ice melt on Facebook

HBO also debuted the first teaser video from the new season as well. Fans seemed all over the map on the stunt, with some getting rather impatient and others praising it as a playful idea:

I hope @GameOfThrones never questions the loyalty of their fans. #GameOfThrones
— Brienne of Tarth (@BeautyBrienne) March 9, 2017

I watched ice melting for 15 minutes just so the live stream could end #GoTS7
— Osha (@oshawildling) March 9, 2017

honestly it's pretty nice of #GameofThrones to drop all this footage of An Inconvenient Sequel so early
— Shirley Li (@shirklesxp) March 9, 2017

Kudos to the marketing guru who came up with this stunt. To announce the season 7 return date of Game of Thrones, HBO is staging a Facebook Live event which encased the plate containing the date (July 16, as it was later revealed) in a large block of ice. even their livestreams end on cliffhangers lmaaoooo #GoTS7
— LVLL. Fans were urged to type “fire” in the comments to ignite streams of blowtorch-like flames that gradually — very, very, very gradually — melted the block. But viewership peaked at around 142,000 concurrent fans, which is considered an enormous amount for a Facebook Live stream. We're literally watching them melt a block of ice w/ fire. The entire process took more than an hour and was twice interrupted by technical malfunctions, which took the stream offline for about 20 minutes. At around 3 p.m. https://t.co/sjek9U7HKP
— the TV Addict (@theTVaddict) March 9, 2017

Show Full Article #GOTs7 🔥❄️
— Lindsay Spencer (@LeopardLindsay) March 9, 2017

gotta love Game of Thrones. (@lavelleophobia) March 9, 2017

Next year, @HBO, a press release will do. This must be the most elaborate premiere date reveal for any TV show ever. ET, the production team just turned the flamethrowers on full blast, presumably to speed up the process.

‘Trial & Error’: EW review

He’s basically in a less competent Pawnee. B+
Trial & Error premieres on NBC Tuesday, March 14 at 10 p.m. RELATED: The 25 Best TV Characters in the Past 25 Years
This Diet Parks and Recreation aspect is both a good thing and a bad thing for the show. ET. Trial & Error might benefit from laying it on less thickly in future episodes. Still, Trial & Error has the kind of good bones and fool-proof   premise that could make for a great, long-running sitcom (the plan is to debut a new crime every season). It got one. His only hope is Josh (Nick D’Agosto, a terrific actor who needs to   be in a lot more things), a slick fast-talking go-getter defense lawyer from Up North. There’s a lot of that going on here. Show Full Article The performances are mostly wonderful — you won’t find me bad-mouthing Lithgow — and the already-tiring true-crime genre was due for a good zinging. Good in that all this zaniness is powered by a team of strong character actors (the incomparable Andy Daly eventually shows up as a DNA expert). Shot in mockumentary style, the series centers on Larry Henderson (played with aplomb by the venerable John Lithgow), a South Carolina poetry professor whose wife is found dead inside their house. But there are times when the characters are too willfully quirky. Remember how Dwight Schrute was often   an insufferable cartoon character in the later seasons of The Office? Plus, he loves to roller-skate, which in this small Southern enclave counts as highly suspicious behavior. It sure looks like it: Not only was he having an affair with his personal trainer, but, um, his first wife died in identical fashion. Did he do it? But Josh quickly realizes   he’s in over his head once he encounters the locals and discovers just how weird they really are. Call it Mocking a Murderer: NBC’s goofy Trial & Error takes familiar hallmarks from recent true-crime thrillers (particularly HBO’s The Jinx and Netflix’s Making a Murderer) and mines them for laughs — sometimes even big ones. There’s the “retired” cop who becomes his lead investigator (Steven Boyer’s Dwayne), and the head researcher (Sherri Shepherd’s Anne) who can’t remember faces, has dyslexia, and suffers from a host of rare and mostly made-up disorders.

‘Win It All’ exclusive trailer: Jake Johnson gets in too deep

“My name is Edward Garrett, and I’m an idiot.”
In between starring in blockbuster movies like Jurassic World and this summer’s The Mummy and his regular role on Fox comedy New Girl, Jake Johnson has found time to carve out a fruitful collaborative relationship with director Joe Swanberg. Following Drinking Buddies, Digging for Fire, and an episode of Swanberg’s anthology series Easy, the duo are back together for Win It All. Johnson and Swanberg also serve as producers of the project, along with Alex Orr. Per the Netflix release, “When he discovers cash in the bag, he’s unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. Show Full Article When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.”

Keegan-Michael Key, Joe Lo Truglio, and leading Mexican actress Aislinn Derbez all costar in the film, which is set to debut at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, before bowing on Netflix next month. RELATED: Everything to Know About SXSW 2017
Watch the trailer above. Directed and co-written by Swanberg and co-written and starring Johnson, Win It All focuses on Garrett (Johnson), a small-time gambler who winds up in over his head after being asked to watch a duffel bag filled with cash for a friend headed to prison.

‘The Catch’ producer on how they’re injecting more fun into season 2

Tonight marks the season 2 premiere of The Catch, a Shondaland drama about a private investigator (Mireille Enos) who falls in love with a con artist (Peter Krause). Going into season 2   with John Simm as a series regular, we really wanted to keep building on that and maximize the amount of fun we were having. Why did you decide to give Alice a brother? So the stakes are really high. The Catch premieres tonight at 10 p.m. They both love or loved the same man. Be your harshest critic about last season. So the humor just seemed to organically come out of who they are. So, I hope people will watch and find it satisfying. Is there going to be a parallel path for Margot (Walger) and Alice? ALLAN HEINBERG:   I think the problem that viewers first had with the show when it was initially marketed was that they thought it was going to be like The Fugitive and Mireille Enos’ character is going to be chasing Peter Krause’s character for episode after episode. Season 2   is being able to explore that relationship more slowly. I had such a good time writing that character. Even though it’s a sort of heightened world, we are playing things as emotionally grounded as we can. The show just changed. I had introduced the idea of Alice’s younger brother in episode two of season 1, and Elvy Yost happens to be really good friends with T.R. Knight’s character, who plays Alice’s brother. What can you say felt right, and what would you like to improve upon? It opened up a whole world for Sonya Walger’s character Margot. They’re not married yet, technically, but they are together the entire season. ET on ABC. The first time we were able to use him was in the first episode of season 2. It wasn’t a conscious effort to go lighter, we just wanted to have more fun writing the characters and to have the actors get to do more fun stuff. I feel like the show really became itself in episode six last year when John Simm came into the show. His eyes sparkle in a way that makes you want to get to know him, so Sophie’s not going to be able to resist him for very long. We still manage to put plenty of obstacles in their paths. They are both professional women in fields that are generally male-dominated and I think if they weren’t on opposite sides of the law there would be an enormous amount of respect and maybe even a friendship between them. It’s a very Shondaland show in that you go from laughter to suspense to tears and then back to laughter, all in the same scene. They’re very much a newlywed couple. Show Full Article Will the tone be lighter this season? We really have a good time exploring their   relationship. We end on a cliffhanger, and I think it’s a really good one and a really moving one, and it leaves us wide open for season 3. We want to have it all on the show. said, “Yeah, if Shonda and the network were okay with it.” And Shonda, of course, was delighted. Let’s start with last season. Will the season end with a cliffhanger? Knight. RELATED: Shondaland’s Most Shocking Deaths
What’s going on between Ben (Krause) and Alice this season? He has a very sketchy history with Alice and with her colleague Danny (Jay Hayden), and Danny tries to warn Sophie (Elvy Yost) about [him] right off the bat. Elvy orchestrated a dinner and by the end of that night, I basically said, “Do you want to play Alice’s brother?” T.R. They both seem to be cut from the same cloth, more than maybe Alice would like to admit. It made Peter Krause one-half of a comedy duo. Once that was squared away by episode four, Rhys (Simm) came in with episode six and the whole show just opened up and became a lot more fun. He’s sort of wackishly irresistible. Talk about T.R. We talked to executive producer Allan Heinberg about the show’s first season and what to expect from the show that now stars Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Alice Vaughn (Mireille Enos) had this tragic thing happen to her, so we had to spend a certain number of episodes resolving that storyline and rebuilding the trust between her character and Peter Krause’s character.