Cute dog takes on killer flying sphere in extreme ‘Phantasm’ Blu-ray box set trailer — exclusive

Exclusively watch that new promo for the box set (which was made by Phantasm: Ravager director David Hartman) at the top of this post   and see the trailers   for Phantasm: Remastered and Phantasm: Ravager   above. But how would one of these brain-drilling balls fare against a super cute dog? That’s the question raised in a new promo for The Phantasm Collection (out April 11). Show Full Article This six-disc Blu-ray set features every film in the series, from   Phantasm: Remastered   (a spruced-up version of the original 1979 cult classic) to last year’s   Phantasm: Ravager. The flying metal spheres of the Phantasm   films have killed many people over the course of the franchise’s five movies. The box set also boasts a host of extras, including a fresh audio commentary for Phantasm with writer-director Don Coscarellin among others; a documentary called Phantasmagoria which contains new and archival interviews with cast and crew; a 120-page book, Phantasm Compendium, which chronicles the history and impact of the franchise; and a reversible poster. The Phantasm Collection is now available for pre-order.

‘Younger’: Watch Sutton Foster reveal season 4 premiere date

Show Full Article Who knows how Kelsey is going to react. “We’re back,” says Foster to the camera as she’s surrounded by the rest of the show’s cast, including Hilary Duff, Molly Bernard, Miriam Shor, and Debi Mazar. Although, I do know that Nico will be back in season 4. RETWEET if you’re ready! Watch the exciting premiere date announcement in the   video above. RELATED: EW’s 25 Best TV Shows in 25 Years
The show’s third season ended on several big cliffhangers. First, Liza Miller’s (Foster) boyfriend Josh (Nico Tortorella) broke up with Liza (right before proposing!) after he catches her making out with her boss   Charles (Hermann). “I think it will be really interesting going into season 4,” Foster told EW when we spoke to her about the season 3 finale in December. Josh is done with her. @HilaryDuff @PeterHermann @sfosternyc @_NicoTortorella @debimazar @bollymernard pic.twitter.com/ZzMKtWWOKY
— #YoungerTV (@YoungerTV) April 3, 2017
Younger   is coming back this summer! #YoungerTV returns June 28 @tvland! More importantly, however, after three seasons, Liza finally confessed to her friend and co-worker Kelsey that she actually wasn’t a twentysomething. “Liza kind of has nobody right now. Younger   returns June 28 at 10 p.m. [Liza] doesn’t have a man. ET on TV Land. In a video posted on Twitter Monday afternoon, Sutton Foster reveals to costar (and on-screen love interest) Peter Hermann and their fans that the TV Land series’ fourth season will premiere Wednesday, June 28. I’m pretty sure, but I don’t know — it won’t be in the capacity of Liza’s love interest.”
“I don’t think she’s going to take it well,” said Foster in regards to Kelsey’s reaction to Liza’s bombshell.

With ‘The President Show,’ Comedy Central commits to peak Trump

In the weekly show, “the president” will broadcast “direct from the Oval Office” at 11:30 p.m. Mostly I’d just like to thank Comedy Central for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we’re lucky, end up in prison!”Comedy Central hinted at the new show Wednesday during “The Daily Show,” when a faux hack   full of Russian imagery pointed viewers to a Russian website that now redirects visitors to   the show’s   Twitter feed. Thursdays   with a lead-in from “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.”   With Vice President Mike Pence — played by Peter Grosz — as his sidekick, Atamanuik’s   Trump will select from the standard menu of late-night elements, including guest interviews, desk segments and field pieces, Comedy Central said Monday in a statement. All, of course, delivered a la Trump.“Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” said Atamanuik, who also created the show.“But our political system is too broken for us to be content joking about one man, even though he is a disastrous silly little toddler boy. Anthony Atamanuik as President Trump on Comedy Central’s upcoming “The President Show.” (Gavin Bond / Comedy Central via Associated Press)Comedy Central is about to go into Trump overdrive: “The President Show,” featuring   Anthony Atamanuik   as   President Donald J. Trump if he were a late-night talk show host, is set to debut on the network later this month. Latest updates That account fired up March 21.”The President Show” premieres April 27.

The Hairy Ape: EW stage review

There’s something undeniably ironic about watching a performance about income inequality and the class struggle on the Upper East Side, that bastion of old money, but the juxtaposition between setting and subject matter only helps the play land its punches. Director Richard Jones also helmed a 2015 production of the play in London, and the newly added American actors benefit from his intimate knowledge of the material. Before, he shot down a colleague’s attempts to agitate for better working conditions as cowardice; after the snub, he recognizes the imbalance inherent in the owner-laborer dynamic, and the realization leaves him fundamentally unsettled, questioning his place in society. Sets arrive via a conveyor belt that encircles the audience, delivering each scene change — from the dioramas of the ship crew’s quarters to Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue shop windows — with a mechanized nod to the industrialization that changed the American economy. In the drama, Bobby Cannavale’s Yank is a fireman, which here means a coal-shoveling oven-stoker on an ocean liner sailing from New York in the 1920s. The experience of watching The Old Vic/Park Avenue Armory co-production of The Hairy Ape, Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 expressionist play about class divide and personal identity in a capitalist society, is an unsettling one, both physically and metaphorically. Yes, the seating at the Armory is incredibly uncomfortable, but the uptown location, isolated from the theater district, is even more disconcerting. He thrives on the work, all swagger and machismo, leading the line of men who brave the heat to power the ship until a snub from wealthy young girl (Catherine Combs) untethers him from his reality. B

Show Full Article Becky Ann Baker (Girls) and David Costabile (Billions), in lamentably minor roles, round out the capable cast. As it turns out, though, the cognitive dissonance between a work of art and a setting that inherently encapsulates the disparities at its heart is a jarring but ultimately effective tool. In an era in which companies are given rights like people — and actual people are still seen as cogs in the machine by multinational corporations solidifying their power under what many see as a robber-baron presidency — O’Neill’s cutting critique of American social and economic structures couldn’t be more relevant. In keeping with O’Neill’s written directive, the staging is by no means naturalistic. Tony-nominee Cannavale (The Motherf—er With the Hat, TV’s Boardwalk Empire) brings an animalistic physicality to the central role, while Combs is the embodiment of a narcissistic dilettante dabbling in “how the other half lives”-style tourism. Stewart Laing’s design is visually stunning, with pops of yellow that evoke coal’s sulfuric flame, and the production makes full use of the Armory’s cavernous 55,000-square foot interior, from the vaulted ceiling to the darkest corners.

‘Star Trek Discovery’: Sonequa Martin-Green’s character revealed at last

Oftentimes when an actor is on one show and gets hired by another, the new network will hold off   making any formal announcement until their previous role has played out. Martin-Green’s role on the show was first reported by EW.com and has been widely known for months but this is the first time CBS All-Access has publicly confirmed the casting. After months of silence on the matter, the CBS All-Access series announced on Monday that The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green will play   First Officer Michael Burnham. But now CBS All-Access can   go warp speed on showcasing its new lead:

From walkers to Klingons – #StarTrekDiscovery is pleased to officially welcome @SonequaMG as First Officer Michael Burnham. Star Trek: Discovery marks the first time the lead character in a Trek series hasn’t been a ship’s captain, which Fuller noted gives the series a chance to tell a different kind of story. Discovery was previously expected to premiere in May. A First Officer is the second in command on a starship, just below the captain. The show was pushed back to late summer or early fall for several reasons, but one issue was that casting Martin-Green left a very tight window between Sasha meeting her fate on TWD   and the planned   Discovery debut so there wouldn’t be much time to properly promote the new show. pic.twitter.com/dpQBH5ePZj
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) April 3, 2017

 

Show Full Article Star Trek: Discovery has finally revealed   its lead character’s name and rank. Martin-Green’s character was originally described by executive producer Bryan Fuller as a lieutenant commander, but in the Trek-verse that rank can also be the ship’s First Officer (so perhaps she’s both). Martin-Green’s TWD character, Sasha, has been killed off in Sunday’s finale. Some sites have previously assumed her character’s name was “Rainsford,” which was a codename put out by the production. Spoiler for Walking Dead fans who have not seen Sunday’s finale.

Hallmark reveals eight new Christmas movies

As they get to know each other, Dillon has two realizations: profiteering from invading Adelaide’s privacy is wrong and his uptight girlfriend is not the one for him. Holly travels to the boy’s quaint New England town, where she meets his handsome uncle, Sam McCary. Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Holly receives a letter from a boy detailing why his town boasts the most beautiful evergreen. Now Finn must gain Willa’s trust to make this a Christmas to remember. Divorced and the father of three, this will be Eric’s first Christmas alone with the kids. When Henry falls ill, and everyone else he has trained is already booked, Jessica’s in a predicament. Every Christmas, he’s flown cross-country to be with his dad. The trek is daunting; the real Kris Kringle makes it around the world easier than Ben and Jessica on their return. Now a high-powered attorney in New York and the single mother, her young son unexpectedly connects them again but it’s not until Christmas when Maggie finally gets the miracle – the love – she’s longed for.”
Angel Falls
“Fallen angel Gabby must redeem herself. She’s finally assigned to a story focusing on a wonderful act of generosity. His ex-wife, Marie, encourages Eric to postpone a job search and instead make Christmas a true family holiday. We can help here. A toy inventor, Robert is asked to present his new Christmas toy line to a superstore. Christmas for Joy
“Joy may be down-on-her-luck but her humanity is intact. As Emma and Nick work together, she realizes there’s more to life than legal briefs. When Betsy falls in love with a soldier in active duty and develops a long-distance, love-letter relationship with him, Jane tries her best to steer Betsy away from heartache. Hallmark recently announced eight of these movies, and now EW can offer up some details on the next batch of eight, all of which will air under   Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries “The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas.”
RELATED: The Best Holiday Entertainment Ever
Here are the next eight films slated for production, with official loglines included:
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A Song for Christmas (starring Kevin McGarry   and Becca Tobin)
“Pop superstar Adelaide Kay is so fed up with her controlling manager that she sneaks off the tour bus after their latest squabble. And who would be the wiser? At least her teacher, Kate Moore, is lovely. Henry instantly takes to the engaging Megan, who wears a Santa hat while helping him write a letter to the jolly guy. Kate teaches Eric some dance moves and Eric realizes he’s avoided relationships by burying himself in work. Can she navigate her suddenly complicated love life, while helping mend family feuds and maybe teaching all the true spirit of Christmas?”

Show Full Article Kate tracks down Good Sam and her exclusive interview with him thrusts her into the national spotlight. As Allie is inserted into the home and the lives of the Marley family, she finds herself drawn to Robert — even as Kip pursues her. Madeline finds the real Jonny even more captivating than her celebrity crush. The only possible replacement is Henry’s son, Ben, an Uber driver who never wanted to follow in his father big black leather boots. Luckily, Gabby has her own guardian angels, Anna and Michael. When a broken oven nearly derails her entry, help arrives from unlikely source: local pizzeria owner Bobby, who happens to be Kylie’s high school sweetheart. Finn’s dad paid for the operation and financed Willa’s dream of running the Bramble House B&B. She jumps to the aid of a stranger, rescuing the woman from a terrible accident. And with all of the sophistication of a little boy, he tries setting them up. Just before Christmas, Finn wants what to reclaim what he considers his family’s money so he goes undercover to investigate the bed and breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are planning to stuff you with a record 32 new original holiday movies, which bests the sister channels’   previous high   of 26 from this   past year. When Adelaide performs a song, which Dillon’s kid sister wrote, a lot of money is earned which aids the Lapps and other strapped farmers.”

Karen Kingsbury’s Maggie’s Miracle
“Megan spent one unforgettable summer with a boy when they were teens and she’s never forgotten his magical definition of love. Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. When Finn meets Willa, he discovers she’s not a conniving gold digger at all. While preparing the place for sale, Allie plans one final Christmas Eve gala for the Marley family, though they seem to be a family in name only. Though Willa and Finn are protective of their hearts for different reasons, they fall in love – until she discovers his true identity and why he was there. With baby Max strapped into a backpack, Eric is determined to build a sled with son Liam, no small feat for the math-challenged boy. To do so, she’s dispatched to – where else but the town of Angel Falls. Still, once Ben dons the red suit, he feels the spirit of Christmas — and soon begins to realize he may have found the new, real-life Mrs. All of them work to help the citizens of Angel Falls and along the way, wings and love blossom. And by doing so, each woman discovers the true meaning of her life and gains a deeper perspective and appreciation for what she already had.”
Miss Christmas
“Holly Kuhn is on her annual mission of finding a majestic specimen for The National Tree. She loves the challenge of finding the perfect dress for the bride and orchestrating an exquisite event. Though exhilarated to be free, she finds herself stranded in the freezing cold of a Pennsylvania winter, with no money and no plan. Christmas Shuttle
“It’s not easy being Henry, the only child of divorced parents. Henry has already decided Megan and his dad would be a great couple. Desperate, Jessica sets off 200 miles north to find Ben, and lures him to town by hiring him to drive her back. Claus.”
Father Christmas
“Work-obsessed Eric Randall, chief technology officer of a major tech company in Kansas City, is laid off two weeks before Christmas. She’s the single mother of a sick boy who needed an operation. Sam owns the land from which it grows and is a protective steward. The main event is the parade on Christmas Day when the jolly man in red greets the crowd. Nick. They know the true meaning of the season, even if they’re close to losing their dairy farm. The woman who nearly died is quite successful and learns a great lesson from her accident: Helping others is the key to true success and could be the path to finding true love as well.”
Sugar and Spice
“Ginger may have had her hopes for a Christmas engagement dashed, but her hopes of resurrecting her pastry chef career pays off when she makes it into the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition. While she’s intent on helping him straighten out details he had long ignored, Robert teaches the buttoned-up Lydia that messiness can be a delightful part of life.”
Love Finds its Way   (starring Catherine Bell and Victor Webster)
“Jane Evans is a single mother dead set on protecting her teenage daughter Betsy from the harsh realities of life. Will the action star be brave enough to take on the role of a lifetime?”
Finding Santa
“Jessica was delighted to start running her New England town’s Christmas events after her mom died. They just might have a shot at winning this very special Christmas contest — and a lot more.”
Christmas Sister Swap
“Just because they are identical does not mean these twins even like each other. Unless you’re a total nut for Christmas   movies, in which case   you’re already trying to sneak a peek at   what might be under the tree at the   end of the year. Estranged twin sisters get together for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, a year after their mother died. An anonymous good Samaritan, dubbed Good Sam, has left $100,000 in cash on the front porches of 10 people. Naturally, Henry invites her over, giving the adults a chance to see that they are perfect for each other.”
Good Sam
“As an L.A. What’s a twin to do but take advantage of this? No one in the family recognizes Adelaide except Dillon, the oldest son. While searching for the perfect Christmas fir for the Washington, D.C. It’s not a job for any one being, even one endowed with her special powers. There’s Kip Marley, who never met a party he didn’t like; Robert, the handsome but all-business executor of the estate; Sloane, who arrives with her two young children, sans husband, and the 90-year-old matriarch, Pippa, a spitfire who doesn’t want to put the house up for sale at all. Considering what she’s managed to accomplish, Nick is impressed and signs on. Talk about a Christmas rush! news reporter, Kate has spent years covering people’s worst actions, often on their victims’ worst days. Jonny came to the quirky town of Fool’s Gold to support his sister — not to fall in love. As the pair collaborate their romance is rekindled – but will creative differences and an ex determined to win her back threaten her chances of winning the grand prize, and her true love?”
Here are the previously announced films, updated with some castings:
12 Days (starring Catherine Bell and Eric Close)
“Lydia, a successful professional organizer, is constantly trying to grow her business, but even her ambition takes a back seat to love when she meets Robert, a frazzled widower with two young children. Megan promises to mail it to the North Pole, but slips the note to Henry’s dad. Still, Holly finds herself falling for Sam and they discover the magic that this perfect tree can bring, just in time for the holidays.”
Marry Me at Christmas (starring Rachel Skarsten and Trevor Donovan)
“Organizing a Christmas wedding is a true treat for bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug. Unfortunately, he’s better with computers than children. What he doesn’t plan, however, is their mutual attraction. And transformed by Emma’s can-do spirit, Nick is invigorated, too. Both women are unhappy and frustrated with their own lives. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Because he’s 8, a flight attendant looks after him from gate-to-gate. He figures she’s the ticket to fast cash and plots to snap photos of Adelaide around the farm and sell them to the tabs. Though enthralled with all old-fashioned romance, Kate finds a lot to like in this digital-age dad while Eric learns that family time does not need to be restricted to Christmas.”
Coming Home for Christmas
“Allie Richfield is at a crossroads when she lands a job as house manager for the exquisite Ashford Estate in the Virginia countryside. Little does Jane realize she and her daughter are about to learn important lessons of the heart and that taking chances can sometimes lead to the most extraordinary happy endings.”
Christmas Festival of Ice (starring Taylor Cole and Damon Runyan)
“Those years of law school pay off for Emma but not in ways one would expect. Though not close, each is envious of the other’s life. His challenge is he only has 12 days to get his life and his business in order. They do what any identical twins in need of new outlooks would do — they swap lives until Christmas Day. What Madeline didn’t expect was to be swept off her feet by the bride’s gorgeous brother, movie star, Jonny Blaze. When she finds out that her beloved ice-sculpting contest, part of her hometown’s Christmas festival, has been canceled, she springs into action. Lydia shows Robert that this task goes way deeper than messy junk drawers and encompasses every aspect of his life. Nick, the town’s ace artisan, isn’t interested in competing this year, but Emma wants him as her teammate. As the snow recedes from driveways and mountain tops, thoughts turn to longer daylight hours and   outdoor activities not posing hypothermia risks. Those years of having to dig for the truth have made Kate attuned to when people are lying and she suspects the man laying claim to the credit is not who he says he is. It turns out that Megan has no plans for Christmas dinner. It holds such deep meaning for Sam that he’s not about to let it be chopped down even for such an honor. Eric also gets roped into volunteering at daughter Chelsea’s junior cotillion class. Searching for answers, Kate unravels the unexpected reason behind the mysterious cash gifts and the true identity of Good Sam becomes the biggest surprise story of her career, upending her personal and professional life.”
A Bramble House Christmas
“While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why he left a nurse $50,000. Determined to keep it going, she enlists sponsors and artists. Yet Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he’s ever met. For the last 30 years, Henry, owner of a famous Santa School, played St. A local family, the Lapps, take her in.

12 differences between the ‘Big Little Lies’ book and show

Turns out throughout their childhood, Perry would do things and then when caught, say his name was Saxon Banks. She doesn’t go to jail, though, just gets community service (which, let’s be honest, she’d probably do anyway). But as with any book-to-screen adaptation, some of the details from Liane Moriarty’s original novel have been changed, for better or for worse. Madeline has a son
No one would want another kid to steal the attention from Chloe (Darby Camp), TV’s hippest 6-year-old, so removing the son Madeline also has in the book was probably the right choice. And she gives Jane money for Ziggy
When the truth comes out that Ziggy is Perry’s son (and Celeste’s twins’ half-brother), Celeste gives Jane generous financial support for Ziggy, easing the money troubles that plagued the young mother for most of the novel (and show). Let us know in the comments. In the book, her attacker told her his name was Saxon Banks, and when Celeste eventually learns the name, she says that Perry has a cousin by that name. Was there anything you   were   glad   not to see? We finally learned   who   died on Trivia Night (and how they went out), as well as who was behind   little Amabella’s mysterious injuries. Did we miss something major? (The identity of the “man” is not known, but it’s heavily assumed to be Celeste.)
Celeste attended therapy alone
In the book, Perry doesn’t accompany Celeste to therapy — she goes alone, furtively. Celeste goes back into law
At the end of the show, Celeste’s secrets are still relatively under wraps. This also makes the book’s reveal a whole lot funnier than the show’s throwaway line (“Wait, you’re straight?”). Big Little Lies   readers: What other changes struck you? Show Full Article Outside of that first dual session, though, the   content of the appointments is essentially the same in both iterations of   Big Little Lies. Sunday’s explosive   Big Little Lies   finale brought the HBO miniseries to a satisfying close. Sorry, Fred. Didn’t happen at all in the book: No disloyalty to Ed, no discussion with Abigail. So when the confrontation at trivia night happens, Perry looks at Jane and says he doesn’t believe they’ve met. Jane says   they have: “But you told me your name was Saxon Banks.”
Abigail’s virginity auction doesn’t get shut down so easily
In fact, it isn’t until a mysterious old man in South Dakota offers   to donate $100,000 to the cause if she takes her site down that Abigail actually complies. (Another change, but far less important: Book Bonnie is blonde!)
Bonnie also turns herself in to the police
Even though the other women can and do lie for her, Bonnie decides to turn herself in for the murder in the end. Jane and Tom’s growing friendship   is a much bigger plot point
She opens up to him like she can’t with most men   because   she thinks he’s gay. In the book, it’s still Bonnie who pushes Perry — though it’s over a balcony ledge, not down a flight of stairs — but she later explains that she grew up with an abusive father of her own, which is why she knew the signs   and   had her own stockpile of rage to draw upon. Her past also helps explain her Zen persona now: It’s partly a response to her traumatic upbringing. But in the book, she gets back into law after Perry’s death   and becomes an advocate and speaker for domestic violence awareness. However,   that doesn’t mean every marriage is faithful: At Trivia Night, Renata and Harper find out both of their husbands have been sleeping with Renata’s French nanny, Juliette, leading to a brawl between the husbands that conveniently   diverts some attention away from the murder. Jane   knows   what her assailant looked like
The whole plot line of Jane going to see interior designer “Saxon Baker” doesn’t exist. There’s a subplot about affairs in the book — none of which involve Madeline
That strange affair between Madeline and   Avenue Q   director Joseph? When he eventually lunges at Celeste and starts attacking her, Bonnie flies seemingly out of nowhere and pushes him down the stairs. Here are the biggest ones that stand out to us — and obviously, there are   SPOILERS AHEAD. The whole   Avenue Q   storyline doesn’t exist in the book
Madeline still works part-time at the theater, but they’re not putting on an adult puppet show. Bonnie pushes Perry in part because of a troubled backstory of her own
In the TV finale, Bonnie   catches Perry being harsh with Celeste and keeps an eye on the situation, following him when he goes down to the area where his wife, Madeline, Jane, and Renata have gathered. The book is set in Australia, while the show takes place in Monterey Bay, California
This is the most obvious   change (and a common one when a foreign novel gets an American adaptation), but the HBO version stayed true to the beach town demographics, where   lower-income families (like Jane and Ziggy) end up in the same school district as obscenely wealthy ones (Renata and Gordon; Celeste and Perry).

Killer Mike defends Kanye West’s meeting with Donald Trump

Kanye West has a surprise new defender: Killer Mike, lately of Run the Jewels. The West-Trump summit came less than a month after West had told a California crowd,   “I would have voted for Trump.”   Following the meeting, West’s decision to speak with Trump was interpreted as an endorsement of a controversial president at a time when the shock of Trump’s upset victory was still fresh in everyone’s mind. Watch the clip of Run the Jewels’ Channel 4 interview below. During the 2016 campaign, he came out as a supporter of Sen. "I always though it was just rap, personally."U.S hip-hop supergroup @runjewels talk British grime and President Trump. Killer Mike is no stranger to such meetings with politicians. Martin Luther King Jr.’s meetings with Alabama Gov. George Wallace as an example of such fruitful bridge-building. “Black people shouldn’t have permanent friends or enemies, they should have permanent interest,” he said, pointing to Dr. Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination   and even recorded a six-part interview with the Vermont politician in an Atlanta barbershop. Michael Render) said that West’s controversial meeting with Donald Trump didn’t bother him. Last year, West was criticized after meeting with the newly elected president at Trump Tower   in New York. However, he emphasized he had much more faith in President Trump’s meetings with figures like Jim Brown, NFL legend and civil rights hero, who stopped by Trump Tower the same day as West — to much less publicity. pic.twitter.com/RFDJDZ9OcA
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 1, 2017

 

Show Full Article In a new interview with the U.K.’s Channel 4 News, Killer Mike (a.k.a.

Olivia Wilde to lead ‘1984’ on Broadway

Joining the leading trio will be Wayne Duvall (Parsons), Carl Hendrick Louis (Martin), Nick Mills (Syme), Michael Potts (Charrington), and Cara Seymour (Mrs. Wilde plays Julia, a woman who joins Winston in his quiet resistance to the Party, and Birney will play O’Brien, a senior ministry official and colleague of Winston’s who keeps a watchful eye on him. Broadway veteran Birney, on the other hand, joins 1984 fresh off his Tony win for his role in 2016’s critically acclaimed play The Humans. The play, first adapted and directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan in the U.K., will begin performances at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre on May 18 in anticipation of a June 22 opening. 1984 tells the story of Winston Smith (Sturridge), a furtive rebel-in-waiting living under the perpetually militaristic thumb of a despotic government led by the all-seeing Big Brother. Tom Sturridge, Olivia Wilde, and Reed Birney have been tapped to headline the cast of the forthcoming Broadway premiere of 1984, George Orwell’s seminal dystopian novel which is currently experiencing an unexpected popularity bump in the zeitgeist more than 60 years after its publication. Show Full Article Parsons). While 1984 will mark Wilde’s debut, it marks the second Broadway credit for Sturridge, who received a Tony nomination for his debut performance in 2013’s Orphans.

9 games to get your hands on this April

Armed only with your camcorder and unable to defend yourself, you’ll have to run and hide as you unravel the mystery of what happened to Jane Doe. Lego City Undercover (multiplatform; April 4)
This charming 2013 Wii U exclusive finally makes its way to other consoles. Get ready to be rappin’ cool once again. Up to four players can play splitscreen on the TV, or you can undock the Switch and play two players, and up to 12 players can play online or in LAN multiplayer mode. Talk about an extracurricular activity. Persona 5 (PS4, PS3; April 4)
Atlus’ popular Japanese role-playing game series gets an expansive sequel, in which you step into the shoes of a student who navigates the halls of a Tokyo high school by day and dons a mask at night to enter the world within people’s hearts and fight to reform their corrupted desires. With heavy hitters Resident Evil 7, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already out this year, big video game releases are slowing down a bit. Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode 1 – “Tangled Up in Blue” (multiplatform; April 18)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy   is getting the Telltale treatment in a five-part episodic adventure featuring the voices of Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) as Star Lord and gaming voice acting VIP Nolan North (Uncharted) as Rocket Raccoon. Show Full Article Basically, any way you configure the Switch, you can always be racing. You control chameleon Yooka, and Laylee, the bat who sits on his head, as you hop and bop through candy-colored worlds, gathering (hundreds of) shiny collectibles to expand stages in this nostalgic 3D romp. What Remains of Edith Finch (PC, PS4; April 25)
“If you know anything about the Finch family, you know the stories have at least one thing in common: Someone always dies at the end,” the title character explains ominously in the teaser trailer for the game. Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (multiplatform; April 7)
People Can Fly’s underrated 2011 shooter is getting a second chance on the new console generation, in which   players can discover the ridiculously over-the- top “Skillshot” system, which rewards you for finding clever and sadistic ways to take down enemies. Play as undercover cop Chase McCain in this kid-friendly riff on Grand Theft Auto that has you exploring a brickified open world in hot pursuit of criminal mastermind Rex Fury. You’ll play as different members of the cursed Finch family in stories that span from the early 1900s to today but always end in death. Yooka-Laylee (multiplatform; April 11)
The spiritual successor to Nintendo 64 classic Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee was created by former Rare developers after becoming one of Kickstarter’s greatest success stories. Here are some of the month’s most notable releases. You play as journalist Blake Langermann, who along with wife Lynn, are investigating the murder of a young pregnant woman. Developer Giant Sparrow (makers of the creative The Unfinished Swan) should probably issue a spoiler warning…
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch; April 28)
First released on Wii U in 2014, Mario Kart 8 is jumping tracks to Nintendo Switch with all of the game’s DLC, new courses, new characters (for a total of 42), new vehicles, and a revamped Battle mode. In addition to the updated graphics, the game will also feature all of the add-on content and a new mode, and those who preorder will be able to play through the entire game as ’90s gaming icon Duke Nukem. This remaster features enhanced visuals and audio as well as 4K support for the PS4 Pro. Expect lots of fun dialogue, agonizing moral choices, and a cliffhanger ending to make the wait for episode 2 as painful as possible. April brings lots of remasters of classic games like Parappa the Rapper and Mario Kart 8, but also offers a sprawling, 100-hour J-RPG in Persona 5, a ’90s platformer throwback with Yooka-Laylee, and the first episode in Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy adventure game. Outlast 2 (multiplatform; April 25)
The followup to 2013’s terrifying first-person horror game trades in a derelict psychiatric hospital for the isolated Arizona desert. Parappa The Rapper Remastered (PS4; April 4)
It’s been more than 20 years since Parappa the dog rapped his way into our hearts with the PSOne game that popularized the rhythm-action genre in America.

Doris Day turns 95 today — not 93 — and she’s as surprised as anyone

(Associated Press / File)Screen legend and animal-rights advocate Doris Day turned 95 the hard way on Monday: She skipped right past 93 and 94.Upon obtaining the Ohio birth certificate of the Presidential Medal of Freedom winner recently, the Associated Press made an enlightening discovery. Day established the foundation in 1978 to fund nonprofit causes that aim to help animals and those who love them. “We don’t know if that’s correct, but if so it could’ve simply stuck for all these years.”The Doris Day Animal Foundation is celebrating Day’s birthday with a social media event encouraging pet owners to post pictures of their pets with the hashtag #DorisBirthdayWish, though the group’s   the website   was   still touting Day as turning 93. Betty White turned 95 in January, nine-time Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner turned 95 in March and comic book icon Stan Lee is set to turn the big nine-five   in December.Day’s rep wasn’t 100%   sure how the actress’ age got lost in time, but offered one possibility.”The story I have heard the most is that at one point Doris was up for a role when quite young and her age may have been miswritten on the audition form,” Charley Cullen Walters told AP. Born Doris Mary Kappelhoff, Day’s date of birth was indeed April 3, but the year was   1922, not 1924.”I’ve always said that age is just a number and I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am!” Day told the AP in a statement released Sunday.Doris Day’s birth certificate. (State of Ohio Office of Vital Statistics via Associated Press)In terms of Hollywood living legends, 1922 was a good year. Latest updates

Everybody loves ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Sonequa Martin-Green

I’m really going to miss her.”Morgan was similarly complimentary, saying that Martin-Green was “so great. “There’s not a false bone in her body. Latest updates Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in the season seven finale of “The Walking Dead.” (Gene Page / AMC)Warning: Spoilers for the Season 7   finale of “The Walking Dead” to follow.”The Talking Dead” turned into more than just the usual love fest Sunday   as “The Walking Dead” stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus expressed their deep affection and admiration for departing cast member Sonequa Martin-Green.Martin-Green, who played Sasha Williams on the long-running zombie apocalypse series, had a major role   in the Season 7   finale, providing a strategic sacrifice that caught even the villainous Negan (Morgan) off guard.To say more would be to spoil the elegant plot twist, so instead let’s talk about all the fond words Martin-Green’s co-stars lobbed her way on the after-show.”There’s not anyone like her. She’s very unique and she’s such a fighter and does everything authentic,” Reedus said as Martin-Green sat next to him, battling back tears. She knocked it out of the park.”Martin-Green did shed a tear eventually, taken down by a clip in which co-star Lennie James talked about the actress’ “most explosive, most fantastic” laugh and likened her departure   to when Steven Yuen and Michael Cudlitz left the cast   after their characters died in   the season opener.”One of the things I dislike most about this show is that you make friends with people, you become family with people,” said James, who plays   Morgan Jones. “The loss of her is massive.”Fortunately, host Chris Hardwick was quick with the Kleenex.But weep not for Martin-Green, who joined “TWD” in the eighth episode of Season 3: She has plenty on her post-post-apocalyptic plate.CBS All Access announced in December that Martin-Green was cast as the lead in their upcoming series “Star Trek: Discovery,” playing Lt. Rainsford, the first African American woman to lead a cast in the epic sci-fi franchise. Cmdr.

J.K. Rowling has some advice for aspiring writers

Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

Show Full Article YOU! And once you’ve done it   you’ll know you can do it again. — J.K. — J.K. “Hey! You! Lucky for J.K. — Y'assssssss Al Ghul (@beauty_jackson) April 2, 2017

Even if it isn't the piece of work that finds an audience, it will teach you things you could have learned no other way. That is an extraordinarily empowering piece of knowledge. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

… but you'd never have got there without finishing the others (all of which will now be of more interest to your audience.)
— J.K. So do not ever quit out of fear of rejection. You’ll have turned yourself from somebody who’s ‘thinking of’, who ‘might’, who’s ‘trying’, to someone who DID. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself. You're working on something and you're thinking "Nobody's gonna watch, read, listen." Finish it anyway. — J.K. So do not ever quit out of fear of rejection.”

Rowling finally concluded, “Maybe your third, fourth, fiftieth song/novel/painting will be the one that ‘makes it’, that wins the plaudits   ut you’d never have got there without finishing the others (all of which will now be of more interest to your audience.)”
You can read her tweets below:

HEY! Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 3, 2017

… you'll know you can do it again. You’re working on something and you’re thinking, ‘Nobody’s gonna watch, read, listen.’ Finish it anyway,” tweeted Jackson. It’s not uncommon for aspiring authors to turn to their favorite writers for valuable advice   —   about writing or otherwise. Rowling‘s 10 million Twitter followers on Monday morning, the   Harry Potter author — who isn’t shy about her humble beginnings, even discussing them in a Harvard University commencement speech   — sent out a series of tweets encouraging future writers. That is an extraordinarily empowering piece of knowledge. Rowling then retweeted the nugget of wisdom and added, “There were so many times in the early 90s when I needed somebody to say this to me. It’s great advice for many reasons.”
She continued: “Even if it isn’t the piece of work that finds an audience, it will teach you things you could have learned no other way. The tweet-thread was inspired by fellow writer, Beauty Jackson, who’d been offering some advice of her own. (And by the way, just because it didn’t find an audience, that doesn’t mean it’s bad work.)”
The author behind Robert Galbraith went on to say, “The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself.

‘Vanderpump Rules’: Lala and Katie go head-to-head in exclusive reunion clip

An exclusive clip from “Reunion – Part 1” offers a peek into the D-R-A-M-A ahead, with the recent   bride and former SUR hostess Lala, who left the restaurant and show this season, going at it when Mr. The first in a three-part reunion, which begins Monday at 8 p.m. “I didn’t see her or talk to her, but she was talking a lot about me, my weight, my relationship, wanting to f— my fiancé, his d— size, regretting that she didn’t take his top off more, Katie is a blob, I think ‘no-sex Teletubby,’ whatever you called me,” Katie details. “I’ve also had to answer for it, so now it’s her turn to answer for it.”
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the clip above. Girl, you know Stassi had some feels about that. “She went on a podcast saying that all of us were old has-beens, we’re boring, and that you’re the star of the show and the reason why season 4   was so successful and we better watch out,” Stassi says, to which Scheana responds that Stassi was doing that back in season 2. Bravo himself, host Andy Cohen, asks Katie about the origin of their feud. You’re mean.” Andy also asks about some of the other bad things Lala said, like the time Lala compared   Stassi’s clothes to that of   a grandma. Plus, there’s more on Lala’s surprise return, including an unexpected apology from an unlikely person, and much more. E.T. You’re a mean girl. Grab some popcorn — and, let’s be real, wine — because this looks like it’s going to be a wild ride. Season 5   of Vanderpump Rules came to an end last week with the long-awaited wedding of Katie and Tom, but the excitement is FAR from over — this is Lisa Vanderpump’s world we’re talking about, after all — because it’s reunion time. Show Full Article Katie says she felt she didn’t start it and that she last saw Lala at her engagement party, where she behaved like a “drunken a–hole.” After that, things really escalated. “Before you even knew me you were calling me a whore to all these people, showing them my profile picture,” Lala jumps in, accompanied by a flashback of Katie showing off that scandalous photo and judging her little heart out. on Bravo, will also dive into Kristen and Brittany’s rumored hookup and James’ rumored cheating, Katie’s criticism of Schwartz’s manhood, and Lisa’s reflections on celebrating Gay Pride following the Orlando shooting. You said things about me before you even knew me. So, that’s brutal (Teletubby, really?), but Katie’s no angel either. “So, guess what.

Aubrey Plaza is an unhinged Instagram addict in first ‘Ingrid Goes West’ trailer

(No spoilers, but Lenny has an overwhelming passion for Twizzlers, a taste for mischief, and a penchant for trippy dance sequences set to Nina Simone.) Now, the first teaser trailer for the upcoming film Ingrid Goes West has arrived, introducing a radically different but equally insane Plaza performance. The trailer for Matt Spicer’s black comedy follows Plaza as the titular Ingrid, a seriously psychotic young woman who takes Instagram obsession to the next level. O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen also star. Show Full Article When we first meet her, she’s storming into a wedding reception to pepper spray the bride — all because she wasn’t invited. From there, things take even more of a downward spiral, as Ingrid fixates on a social media “influencer” played by Elizabeth Olsen, moving across the country to meet and befriend her in real life. 4. Ingrid Goes West will hit theaters on Aug. Watch the NSFW trailer above. If you haven’t been watching the first season of the off-the-wall superhero show Legion, you’ve been missing out on Aubrey Plaza’s absolutely bonkers performance as Lenny Busker. Ingrid premiered earlier this year to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, where it earned the award for best dramatic screenplay.

Fire breaks out on WrestleMania stage after Undertaker’s farewell

There's a fire on stage! #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/lLb5kjrUgV
— WrestlingNewsSource (@WNSource) April 3, 2017

Wrestlemania stage caught on fire!#Wrestlemania #Wrestlemania33 pic.twitter.com/OBDBqZPKUw
— 💀 melhouse (@meladeth) April 3, 2017

More than 30 minutes after the end of #WrestleMania 33, Undertaker's iconic trench coat and hat remain in the ring.Photo: Steve Argintaru pic.twitter.com/OEHkYQ2QTp
— Steve Argintaru (@SteveTSN) April 3, 2017

Show Full Article After losing a match to Roman Reigns, Undertaker took off his iconic outfit of trench coat and hat, folded them up, and laid them down in the center of the ring. The incident rounded out a show that included the emotional farewell of The Undertaker, a.k.a. The pyrotechnics used in Undertaker’s farewell appeared to set fire to the stage as he left. Mark Calaway, who appeared to conclude his 33-year wrestling career at the end of the show. A source close to the production tells EW the fire was put out by a stagehand within a few seconds and the fire department was not contacted. Wrestling fans got more than they bargained for at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday: The epic pay-per-view program ended with a small fire on stage at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. That was Undertaker's last goodbye to us! The incident less harmful than a previous mishap at WrestleMania 24, where the Undertaker’s pyrotechnics misfired and   reportedly injured people. RELATED: Stars’ Worst Concert Mishaps

That wasn’t the night’s final surprise. As his funeral entrance music played, he then walked slowly up a ramp, raised his fist, and appeared to disappear into the smoke and lightning of his character’s underworld setting. Watch some videos of the incident below.

‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Fringe’ and more to stream on go90

Entertainment and is now offering viewers the chance to binge complete seasons of the aforementioned titles, as well as   Almost Human,   Babylon 5,   Believe,   Stalker, and   Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. Other viewing options on go90 include live sports, primetime series, and a variety of scripted originals. Fans looking to rewatch   Veronica Mars,   Fringe, and other sci-fi favorites now have another viewing option. These series are a great fit for our go90 Saga network.”

Added   President of Warner Bros. It was announced Monday, that go90, Verizon’s   streaming service, has struck a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution Ken Werner, “We are thrilled   to partner with go90, enabling their users to access the great stories captured by these seven series. “To be able to bring these seven titles to our users is a great opportunity to continue to double down on a genre that’s performed well for go90 and attract users who have been demanding these series or may be discovering them for the first time,” said General Manager of Verizon Digital Entertainment Chip Canter in a statement. Most of the shows will be available to stream on the go90 site and app starting April 4, with Veronica Mars not being available until May of this year. We are confident that these series will expand and build on go90’s fast-growing user base.”

Show Full Article “This order represents our commitment to a data-driven programming strategy that marries popular traditional series with our originals and organizes them into 4-5 key audience-specific networks as a way to super serve our audiences.

John Cena and Nikki Bella get engaged mid-ring at WrestleMania 33

spin-off from WWE reality series “Total Divas” is scheduled to debut later this year and will feature Cena and Nikki moving in with Brie and her husband, former WWE champion Daniel Bryan.Now the season can feature not just anticipation for the birth of Brie’s first child, but plenty of planning for Nikki’s wedding, in addition to promotion for Cena’s upcoming film “Ferdinand” and Bryan’s role as general manager of WWE’s SmackDown Live.Bella and Cena have been dating since 2012. Ebenhack / Associated Press)Roman Reigns may have taken down   the Undertaker at Sunday’s WrestleMania main event, but the real winner of the evening was love.After defeating the Miz and Maryse in a tag-team match, John Cena and Nikki Bella made the battle one to remember when he dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend.Bella accepted Cena’s proposal, and the two are planning a SummerSlam wedding.OK, just kidding on that last part, but it’s possible that the WrestleMania proposal will make an appearance on the next season of “Total Bellas,” the reality TV series focused on the lives of Nikki and her twin sister, Brie.Season 2   of the E! This will be her first marriage and his second. (Phelan M. John Cena and Nikki Bella show off her new engagement ring at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando. Latest updates

‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘Free Fire,’ and 16 more movies hitting theaters this April

“Your Name.’s success told me movies still have the power to connect with society. “There’s something beautiful about that. In the process, he frees himself from his atheistic ways. Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi penned the script for this upcoming comedy. As a medium, it still has a power that resonates.”
The   Fate of the Furious

Release date: April 14 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
F. Colossal

Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Limited
Anne Hathaway takes an against-type turn in the dark comedy Colossal, director Nacho Vigalondo’s sharp (often hilarious) take on the giant monster movie genre — mashed with a gritty personal drama about overcoming addiction and regret, to boot. Gary Gray directs the latest installment in one of today’s hottest blockbuster franchises, with Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren joining returning actors   like Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, and Michelle Rodriguez for another Fast and the Furious adventure. was submitted for Oscar consideration in the best animated feature category, it didn’t land a nomination — it posted massive worldwide box office numbers instead. “Part of Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot. Unforgettable

Release date: April 21 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Katherine Heigl channels Ali Larter in Obsessed   opposite Rosario Dawson in this campy thriller about a scorned woman who raises hell for her ex-husband’s new wife. “I would never want to make a movie that would wag its finger at the audience or make them feel bad for the way that they live their lives because man, there’s better ways to spend a Friday night,” writer-director-producer James Ponsoldt told EW. You are reminded of this angel that was so integral to this concept of brotherhood for our millennium,” he said. “Things fall apart in a weird way, and he struggles to rectify that.”
Your Name. “The movie’s coming from my obvious love towards monster movies, and I was always intrigued by the possibility of setting a monster movie story in a human scale,” Vigalondo told EW of the project   near its TIFF debut last September. Going in Style

Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Directed by Garden State helmer (and Scrubs star) Zach Braff, Going in Style follows a trio of retirees (Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin) who take matters into their own hands after a company restructuring puts their pensions in limbo. Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Limited
Though Makoto Shinkai’s stunning animated romance   Your Name. “This is a monster movie that collides with a small indie drama, which is an interesting collision.”
Gifted

Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Limited
Chris Evans acts opposite his former girlfriend Jenny Slate in Marc Webb’s intimate drama about a young math prodigy. The film has made a staggering $214.8 million in Japan to date, becoming one of the country’s biggest pop cultural phenomenons over the last year. There’s something celebratory about that.”
Spark

Release date: April 14 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Jace Norman, Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, and Patrick Stewart lend their voices to Aaron Woodley’s animated space fantasy about a band of space-traveling monkeys who work together to save a planet from an evil mastermind. The Case for Christ

Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
This Christian drama stars Mike Vogel as journalist Lee Strobel who, in 1980, launched an investigation into the foundation for his wife’s (Erika Christensen) religious faith. Born in China

Release date: April 21 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
For its stateside release, John Krasinski narrates Disneynature’s touching documentary about the maturation of a young panda bear, a golden monkey’s relationship with his baby sister, and a snow leopard raising two cubs in China. Smurfs: The Lost Village

Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Everyone’s favorite blue creatures are back for another big screen go-round in Smurfs: The Lost Village, which sees Smurfette (Demi Lovato) finding herself — and a mysterious village — before an evil force does. Director Ben Wheatley said he   cycled through 7,000 bullets to film the movie’s numerous shootout scenes. The   Circle

Release date: April 28 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Emma Watson further branches out from the Harry Potter franchise with Tom Hanks in The Circle, playing a curious employee who discovers a sinister secret harbored by her tech company employer. Diesel paid tribute to the series’ former lead, Paul Walker, who died in 2013, at Fate‘s   2017 CinemaCon premiere. Sleight

Release date: April 28 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Jacob Latimore is a young street musician tasked with saving his little sister from a nefarious kidnapping in this Sundance drama. Show Full Article The   Promise

Release date: April 21 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Oscar Isaac fronts The Promise,   a historical drama about the love triangle that blossoms between a medical student, an American journalist (Christian Bale), and a   sophisticated   woman (Charlotte Le Bon) during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. Though   the summer movie season just around the corner, spring still has a few tricks — and blockbusters — up its sleeve in the hopes of   dazzling moviegoers around the country. “It was of course a very simple boy-meets-girl narrative, and I don’t think that narrative has been told in an anime medium in quite some time,” Shinkai told EW after the film won the 2016 LAFCA’s top animation prize. From The Fate of the Furious to Colossal, check   out these 18   notable movies coming to theaters this April, below. Free Fire

Release date: April 21 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson takes aim at the action genre yet again in the thriller Free Fire, which earned strong reviews out of its 2016 premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. During production, Hunnam went the method route, telling EW he even went   as far as ignoring his girlfriend   to get into character. “I hope this movie is fun and that there is enough dark, comic, slightly thriller-y distance between what happens in the movie and your own life that you can just appreciate it on that level and then maybe self-examine if you so choose.”
How to be a Latin Lover

Release date: April 28 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
An unlikely cast of actors (Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Salma Hayek) join forces with Mexican actor   Eugenio Derbez for a comedic romp about a man who, after a life spent seducing older socialites, must come to terms with his own age as he pursues a new target —   a wealthy, widowed billionaire (Raquel Welch) — after his 80-year-old wife cheats on him with a much younger man (Michael Cera). The Ticket

Release date: April 7 — get tickets here
Release type: Limited
“There’s one way of telling [this] story, which is, ‘Everything’s great, he’s got his sight back, how wonderful,’ but actually he feels like he gains his sight, but loses a huge part of his identity,” The Ticket star Dan Stevens previously told EW of the film’s intriguing premise — a married man, blind for years, miraculously regains his sight, which begins to impact his life in ways he could never have imagined. Phoenix Forgotten

Release date: April 21 — get tickets here
Release type: Wide
The Ridley Scott-produced found footage flick aims to add a fresh dose of thrills to the aging subgenre as it follows three Phoenix, Arizona teenagers who vanish while attempting to document their quest to uncover the truth behind a group of reported UFO sightings. Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Ellie Kemper, and Jack McBrayer lend their voices to this family-friendly animated comedy. The Oscar winner gives one of her best performances to date in Vigalondo’s risky hybrid, which offers audiences one of the most comically satisfying payoffs in recent memory. The   Lost City of Z

Release date: April 14 — get tickets here
Release type: Limited
Charlie Hunnam heads to the jungle as real life explorer Percival Fawcett, who embarked on a search for   a secret Amazonian city in the 1920s.

‘The Walking Dead’ director shares behind the scenes scoop on the season finale

“And when I read the script for the first time, I was so excited about the fact that it explained Sasha’s entire journey through the whole season. I know people were frustrated with the finale last year. I know that the writers had already roughly figured out where the first part of season 8 was going, so it was about hitting that target. There was some talk of, well, how do we pay tribute to these characters? And we were whip-panning from Jeffrey raising the bat and just whip-panning over because we really wanted it to be like a steam train. I liked it. The man who directed the finale, exec producer Greg Nicotero, stopped by EW Morning Live (Entertainment Weekly Radio, SiriusXM, channel 105) this morning and gave us the behind-the-scenes scoop on the finale. So with our show, sure, we could have just gotten into ‘All Out War’ in episode 2 and blasted through everything, but then we wouldn’t really care as much. But the troops also arrived in the form of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, and by the end of the extended season-ender, Rick and Co. Here are a few highlights from our chat. Because in the first episode,   Negan was like, ‘Nope, haven’t broken him yet. It was rough, but she was amazing. So we had more fun just watching this guy in a blue leotard jumping around tackling people because it was just so funny. So I think we’re going to see a very different kind of Walking Dead next year. It was a finale that acted as a bookend to both the season premiere (with Abraham flashbacks) and the very first Walking Dead episode ever (with Maggie using Glenn’s decision to save Rick out of the tank as the thing that put everything into motion in terms of the community they ended up building). We didn’t even see her face. We could bend it and position it, so she wasn’t lying flat. I never wanted to see her face again because I think that scene plays on Maggie’s face so beautifully and Lauren [Cohan], the emotion that she expressed just by looking at her, there was no reason to show that.”

On how this finale was different from last year’s cliffhanger:
“Every finale is different. In a very good way.”
We’ll have tons more finale coverage —   including interviews with key cast and producers —   coming up, so follow @DaltonRoss on Twitter for all the latest Walking Dead updates. For me, having Michael [Cudlitz] back was great because I know the first episode, the deaths — especially his —   were so out of left field. Really amazing. And it was challenging because you have to establish that stuff. SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched the season 7 finale of The Walking Dead, “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life.”
The Walking Dead’s seventh season ended with both hope and heartbreak.  

Show Full Article had driven the Saviors out and were ready to regroup for all out war. Probably one of the most unique women I’ve ever met.”
On how he filmed the Sasha coffin scenes:
“I had the art department buy a massage chair, so she was very comfortable. I still… I don’t get it. You have to spend time getting to know the people at Hilltop, getting to know the people at Oceanside, getting to know the people at the Kingdom so that you’re invested in them. We never want to repeat ourselves in terms of how they end emotionally and story-wise. I have a photo of me standing on the back of the truck and she’s in her walker makeup and I’m telling her what the next shot is and we’re holding hands. She says ‘Maggie can take care of Maggie.’ It was one of those episodes that has everything that works when The Walking Dead works.”
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On Rick telling off Negan while on his knees:
“The best part, of course, is that Negan actually looks scared for a second when Rick leans in and whispers into his ear, “You’re dead already.” The look on Jeffrey’s face —   to me that’s what launches season 8. You have to know who these people are.”
On what we can expect in season 8:
“Knowing the pace of the finale, I think things have accelerated and I think our show benefits a lot of times from a lot of our core characters’ chemistry. She just personifies grace and beauty and power. And so then to realize that the reason she doesn’t leave Maggie’s side is because of what she says to Abraham in the episode. I have a really unique connection with her. So it was hitting some of those highlights from the show. And that was what we were excited about for season 7, was expanding our world and making it feel bigger and larger and more epic, just in terms of characters. “This whole season was about introducing these new worlds and how they will inter-relate. We had it at a 45-degree angle and the only light source was from the [iPod] so we just built a black set for her. But this one feels much more like the Terminus finale where even though they got captured, Rick’s not backing down. Because she never leaves Maggie’s side. So this one, knowing that he’s ready to go to war and has a pretty good sized army and Ezekiel’s there and Maggie’s there and all these different communities have banded together, that really was what the whole season was about. Just blasting through.”
On saying goodbye to Sonequa Martin-Green:
“I directed one of her first scenes when she got on to the show. She was excited about being a zombie. On the episode coming full circle with the Abraham flashback and Maggie’s speech about Glenn, with the last shot on the pocket watch:
“There’s even shots of Sasha and Maggie on the log when the sun’s coming up, which was after the hurricane when they were all trapped in the barn and they met [Aaron]. We have such a beautiful relationship and I’m so excited for everything that she’s doing and what’s happening with her because now she’s on Star Trek. That was the last scene we shot, was that piece. I think I ended up shooting 80 percent of Shiva’s stuff [this season]. Andy and I talked so much about that before we shot that particular sequence and seeing the façade drop away and seeing Negan with that look on his face for a split second that says, ‘Uh-oh, I may have met my match with this guy.’ And then it turns it back on.”
On how they filmed the Shiva stuff on set before the tiger was added digitally later:
“When we did the stunt with the tiger we had a guy with a blue leotard on a mini-tramp jumping through the shot and tackling the guy. I was a little surprised because a lot of times some of the actors don’t want to be a walker.”
On not showing Maggie putting zombie Sasha down on screen:
“It wasn’t important to the story. It seems to be kind of a recurring theme —   I bring ‘em in and sadly I got to take them out. He’s still got that defiant look.’ And the fact that now he can’t do anything to break Rick, I love that moment. Sasha sacrificed herself —   weaponizing herself as a zombie —   in yet another unsuccessful attempt to take down Negan while the Scavengers turned on Alexandria, Michonne was beaten to a pulp, and Carl almost fell victim to Lucille.