‘The X-Files’ returns! Fox orders 10-episode event series

The truth is still out there…
Fox has ordered a second installment of The X-Files event series, the network announced Thursday. The new 10-episode installment will feature David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively, while creator Chris Carter will be back as an executive producer. “Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” said David Madden, president of Fox. Show Full Article Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
The series, which originally debuted in September 1993 for a nine-season run, returned in 2016 for a six-episode revival that drew an average multi-platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers, becoming last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. “And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Production on   The X-Files is set to begin in summer, with the event series airing sometime during the 2017-2018 season. At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, Madden told reporters that while the deal-making is “complex” on the show due to the schedules of Duchovny and Anderson, the network expected “to have an announcement shortly.” Madden also noted there would likely be more episodes — true to his word, there will be 10 hours, versus the first installment’s six. Fox
The news of another installment comes as no real surprise.

Neil Gaiman on when you can expect ‘American Gods 2’

Gaiman collaborated with the show’s co-creators, Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, throughout the entire adaptation process, and while he largely gave the pair adaptive freedom (“They’ve started building new toys, and the new toys are really good,” he says), the author still made it a point to ensure that the Starz series didn’t preemptively botch any threads of plot or character   that he’s planning to weave   into the sequel. I would get occasional phone calls — not a lot — but a phone call every now and then saying, ‘Okay, we’re stuck. “Mostly what’s happening is, in the last couple of years, I finished the six-hour-long adaptation of Good Omens for the BBC. “I don’t know that I went the full Rowling on this,” he jokes. The long answer: Not soon enough. K. Me! We’re trying to do this, but it’s not working. Martin at the beginning of   Game of Thrones   (whether or not producers listened to him, meanwhile, is an entirely different story). Or this little scene — an indigenous scene — which seems trivial will become important one day and if we get to season 5, we’ll need it then, so let’s put it here now.’”
It’s a similar situation   to the warnings J. The prolific author told MTV in 2011, “I’ve been [planning] to do a second American Gods book since the first American Gods book.” (Follow-ups like Anansi Boys and a book of short stories were released, but neither are considered full sequels.)
Now that all eyes are on the TV series — which posits a world where old religious gods and new consumer-driven gods are fighting for the heart of the heartland — it’s an appropriate time to wonder when American Gods 2 will hit the publishing circuit. “I was there putting it all together, working with Bryan and Michael, bailing them out when they’d get in trouble. The short answer: Soon. And then after that, I will probably write a children’s book because there are at least two in my head right now that are jumping up and down, looking rather like small kids desperate to use a toilet, waving their hands going, ‘Me! Rowling would give filmmakers   on the early Harry Potter movies, or the notes proffered by   George R. We don’t know how this thing happens. I’m wrapping up the Norse mythology book, and right now I’m about a third of the way through the next Neverwhere novel, which is what has to be finished next because it’s the next thing in my head. Look, me, now, please!’ And then I’ll probably start American Gods 2, if there is still a will to write.”
But hark! “There were moments, which they were very good about listening to, when I would say, ‘Okay, nobody but you two knows anything at all about the plot of American Gods 2, but I need to tell you that this line, which seems like a bit of dialogue that you could lose, will become important. “The big problem I have is having a maximum of one body and one set of typing fingers at any time,” jokes the author. Let’s cut to the chase: The world has a long, long while to wait before   American Gods 2. What do we do?’ And I’d say something, and they’d say, ‘Oh my God, that solves everything!’ And I would feel like my day was made.”

Show Full Article R. It was almost six years ago that Neil Gaiman tweeted his intention, somewhere in that beautiful ether of sincerity and speculation, to write a sequel to American Gods, his 2001 fantasy novel which will premiere its first television adaptation April 30 on Starz. Save for these precautionary measures, however, Gaiman stresses that he tried not to remain too precious about the adaptation, which bumps up certain characters and shuffles around others. Even though the sequel’s timeline sounds far off, its presence was still very much felt during production on the TV series.

‘Younger’ picked up for fifth season, plus more TV Land renewals

TV Land also announced that Teachers, another female-driven comedy, starring The Katydids is getting a third season with a 20-episode order. Show Full Article Season 3, like Younger,   is slated to premiere in 2018. ET, and Nobodies   airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. In January, prior to   its debut in March, TV Land gave an early season 2 renewal to   Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone’s comedy Nobodies   — starring Groundlings veterans Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf, and Rachel Ramras. ET. Season 4 of   Younger premieres June 28 at 10 p.m. Season 3 left fans with a couple cliffhangers after Josh (Nico Tortorella) — on the verge of proposing to Liza (Sutton Foster) — saw her kissing her boss, Charles (Peter Hermann). The latter half of season 2 will be back this fall. What Josh didn’t see was Liza stopping the romantic advance, but it wasn’t enough to stop him from ending their relationship. With a couple months to go   before Darren Star’s (Sex and the City) latest hit   Younger returns for its fourth season,TV Land has already renewed the show for a fifth season, ordering 12 episodes for 2018. Adding more drama to Liza’s life, she made a bombshell reveal to Kelsey (Hilary Duff), admitting she’s not who her co-worker and friend believed her to be.

‘Doctor Strange’ filmmaker to direct ‘Locke & Key’ pilot for Hulu

Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys and will stop at nothing to attain them. Hill is the writer of the original comic, which is illustrated by   Gabriel Rodríguez. Locke & Key   is a horror/fantasy series that revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. The project is executive produced by Cuse, Derrickson, and Lindsey Springer. The pilot will be directed by Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson, while producer Carlton Cuse of Lost and Bates Motel fame will serve as showrunner.  
 
 

Show Full Article Hulu announced Thursday that it has ordered a pilot for a drama   series adaptation of comic   Locke & Key   from writer Joe Hill. A pilot for a proposed Locke & Key TV show was previously produced by Fox during the 2010-11 development season but did not go to series.

Box office preview: ‘Fate of the Furious’ to lap competitors again

Seemingly going after the same demographic,   Unforgettable boasts a $12 million budget and a prestigious cast, including Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson, but its titillating trailers — and over-the-top premise — should fill seats (albeit to a notably lesser degree) than its genre forerunners. Can any of them successfully challenge last week’s champion, The Fate of the Furious, for the No. 2 – Unforgettable – $11 million  
Its trailers recall the campy vibe of similar thrillers like Obsessed and The Perfect Guy,   and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. 4 – Beauty and the Beast – $8.5 million  
Disney’s live-action adaptation has single-handedly carried the studio’s yearly worldwide box office total to over $1 billion and counting. From Coinage:   The Five Biggest Hollywood Bombs of All Time

James Gray’s jungle-set drama Lost City of Z additionally expands (approximately 750 theaters) after posting stellar numbers in limited release last week, and is looking to cross the finish line with anywhere between $1.5-3 million over the   three-day frame ahead. It doesn’t look like it, but here’s how the rest of the top ten could shape up over the April 21-23 period. 5 – Free Fire – $5.5 million  
A24 opens its festival thriller Free Fire in wide release this Friday, and with the Oscar-verified talents of Brie Larson fronting its bullet-riddled narrative, the film should do decent business with an average of roughly $4,000-5,000 per screen at just over 1,000 theaters by Sunday’s end. A lack of competition   could soften the blow, but F8 is likely to hit a   $40 million target this weekend for a 60 percent decline. It should continue its slow descent down the North American chart in the weeks ahead, following an   aggressive dominance of the global market. Disney’s nature documentary Born in China   (1,508 theaters) should also perform well with families, likely earning somewhere in the $3-6 million range. 1 slot? Show Full Article 3 – The Boss Baby – $9 million
The most prominent family film on the market slides further down the top five as it makes its way toward $150 million domestically. Outside the top five, look for the Oscar Isaac historical romance The Promise — also starring Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon — to pull in roughly $3-5 million with middling critical reviews weighing it down at just over 2,200 sites. A handful of new wide releases storm theaters this Friday, including the ensemble crime spectacle Free Fire, campy thriller Unforgettable, and the historical romance The Promise. The Disneynature division hasn’t opened a title above $10.7 million in its eight-year history, with all of its titles grossing, on average, between $4-6 million. While those films didn’t exactly land with movie critics, they were both box office successes, pulling in, respectively, $68 million and $57 million domestically on modest budgets. As F8 launched with significantly less ticket sales than its most recent predecessor, it’s shaping up to crash accordingly. Furious 7 fell 59.5 percent from its lofty $147 million debut in 2015, while Fast & Furious 6 tumbled over 60 percent from its $97.4 million bow two years prior. Expect the found footage genre picture to bag around $1-2 million. Cinelou’s alien horror flick Phoenix Forgotten is also after audience attention in the days ahead, though its muted profile will result in a muted performance. 1 – The Fate of the Furious – $41 million  
They often zoom off with staggering debuts, but Fast and the Furious franchise entries typically sputter out of control on the second lap.

Emma Roberts and ‘Blackcoat’s Daughter’ costars explain why boarding schools are creepy

Show Full Article Watch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available here and on the new   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Watch the video above to see their selections. Go for it!” she reasoned. “Boarding schools — something about them are creepy,” Roberts said, recalling filming in one in London several years ago. As for their favorite horror films, the trio of actresses had differing answers as well. They’re terrifying.”
When asked to   choose who each would want to bring along to a creepy boarding school, the stars went in different directions. Scream Queen   Emma Roberts, along with her costars from The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton, recently stopped by Entertainment Weekly: The Show, and the subject quickly turned to the setting of their horror film: a boarding school. Download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices. “As soon as the sun would go down, it all of a sudden took on this impending doom, and it became a character… I don’t know what it is about boarding schools, but they’re creepy. “Just to make it the full experience… If you’re there, do it. The well-prepared Shipka would bring along “a chef, and a stand-up comedian, and my family and my dog,” while Boynton said she would choose David Lynch to accompany her.

Zach Braff talks remaking ‘Going In Style’ with his dream cast

Freeman lost a bet to Braff and had to record his outgoing voicemail message. … [The actors] loved it. I think they got adrenaline from it.”
Watch   the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, streaming now on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). According to Braff, it’s a common request for the Shawshank Redemption star. In the wrong hands, the script could’ve been really bad. “The stunt men did very little of it. But Braff doesn’t take credit for landing the big names. Then we needed the love interest for Alan Arkin, and we thought who better than Ann-Margret because we want a female living legend to go with our male living legends.”
While Braff   admits taking on a project of such magnitude was “completely intimidating,” he says his cast was “game to do it all.”
“They rarely said no to doing something, and I had pretty elaborate stunt sequences with them riding this stolen electric shopping cart through the streets of Williamsburg and weaving in and out of cars and firing guns,” he said. “I have to give credit where credit is due,” explains Braff. Going in Style, the tale of three life-long friends who risk everything to take on the bank that caused their financial demise, stars   Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices. For Zach Braff’s latest project, a remake of the 1979 movie Going In Style,   the actor-director worked with   his dream cast. Other fun secrets from the set? They (Freeman, Cane and Arkin) read it, and   they loved it, and they all signed on one by one. “Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures) just wrote this wonderful script. Going in Style is in theaters now. Show Full Article Watch the full interview above.

Why T.I. decided to bring his hit reality show to an end

“They don’t want their time imposed upon.   All of us, we just want to get our business back a little bit.”
T.I. Rapper T.I. The rapper says he is passionate about telling stories about his home town. Download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices. Watch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available   here and on the new   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). has been making headlines recently with his announcement of a Hustle Gang spring tour   and the news that the current   season of VH1’s hit reality series,   T.I. “Atlanta has yet to find its set of stories that will support the culture of the city,” he said. “There are so many films being shot in Atlanta that for us to not have these stories being told, our way, from our perspective within our culture, it’s about time.”
Watch the full clip above. also talked his upcoming American leg of the Hustle Gang Tour, and his shift to developing and producing films, including a project set in Atlanta co-starring him and Mike Epps. “The family, Zonnique, Domani, even Major, they’re kind of entering a new phase of life where they want to do their own thing,” T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,   will be its last. In a new interview with   Entertainment Weekly: The Show,   the Atlanta rapper explained why they were bringing the hit show to a close after six successful seasons. The show, which has followed the lives of T.I., Tiny, and their seven children, will conclude with its 100th episode this month. said. Show Full Article

‘Broad City’: Abbi and Ilana celebrate 4/20 with special video

Happy Holidaze! Abbi and Ilana from Broad City   are celebrating 4/20 with a special YouTube video   released by Comedy Central. The show’s third season ended in April 2016. To no surprise for anyone who has seen the Comedy Central show, Glazer previously told EW that the primary focus of their characters’ lives is “work, sex, and weed.” Expect that to continue when   Broad City   returns in August. The pals (actors Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) share a bowl of marijuana across a video call and find themselves experiencing some weed-fueled magic. Show Full Article

Nathan Fillion posts image of himself from cut ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ scene

A post shared by Nathan Fillion (@natefillion) on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:45am PDT

 
Fillion is a longtime friend and collaborator of Guardians franchise director James Gunn, so it is possible this is some elaborate gag on the actor’s part. 2 which indicated that Fillion is playing a movie star named Simon Williams. “From a scene you won’t see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Castle   and Firefly star Nathan Fillion has posted on Instagram a photo of himself in what he claims is a cut scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. The image shows Fillion wearing a wig and outlandish attire piloting a spaceship. Moreover, last April, comicbook.com posted images from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the actor wrote in an accompanying note. But Fillion did make a brief cameo in the first Guardians film, voicing a blue-skinned alien. Is the movie still spectacular without it? If true, that would suggest that the Instagram image is from a film within the Guardians movie universe. Show Full Article You can see trailers for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Yes. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Yes.”

From a scene you won't see in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. 2 and Slither above. 2 opens May 5. Coincidentally, Scream Factory is releasing that film for the first time on Blu-ray, July 25. 2 (out May 5). Fillion’s professional relationship with Gunn dates back to the filmmaker’s 2006 directorial debut, the monster movie Slither, which costarred future Guardians franchise star Michael Rooker. “Is the movie still spectacular without it?

‘The Mummy’ first look: Tom Cruise stares down Sofia Boutella

Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. “If we create a world that feels interesting and scary, then we will have succeeded in setting up the larger universe.” And this Mummy is more than a pile of decomposing fury. And while Morton confronts her in modern-day London, Russell Crowe appears as Dr. She’s “a woman who wasn’t content to be put in her place and wanted something more,” Kurtzman says. But don’t expect The Monster Avengers right away. Well, dead-ish: By the time Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) meets Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), he’s woken up in a body bag after a plane crash, and she’s been in a coffin for a few millennia. That betrayal led her toward the shuffling terror first embodied by Boris Karloff in the original 1932 Mummy, but the gender flipping of this reboot offers a radical new perspective. Who can’t relate to that? Henry Jekyll, teasing a classic-monster cinematic universe. Show Full Article “These people never shouted,” she says. “He’s realizing that he’s deeply, and desperately, cursed.”
Long ago, Ahmanet’s father reneged on his promise to make her pharaoh after he sired a son. “They’re finally face-to-face,” teases director Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us). “The movie’s called The Mummy, not The Mummy Meets 12 Other Monsters,” Kurtzman says. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. Meet the hero and the villain of The Mummy. Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) researched Egyptian myth and history to give Ahmanet a particular air of royalty. Fun twist:   They’re both already dead! “They were the most powerful people, but they were just calm.”

Things don’t stay calm around Ahmanet for long.

Critical Mass: ‘Free Fire’ a bullet-riddled joyride, ‘Unforgettable’ is campy fun

Consider the cultural devolution from something like   Wicked —   a lacerating female-first deconstruction of an old children’s story — to   Oz, The Great and Powerful, the story of a money-obsessed con man with a heart of gold who gets the good girl by vanquishing all the bad girls. B–
Read the full review here. I’ll go out on a limb and predict that Heigl won’t be feted by the Academy for the otherwise forgettable Unforgettable. B–
Read the full review here. Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 61
The Promise

Opens April 21 in theaters nationwide. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical numbers are peppered throughout along with some new ones by Menken and Tim Rice. Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 46
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Opens April 21 in limited release. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
What ensues is an hour or so of ultraviolent slapstick, as a dozen or so characters all dig in for cover and squeeze off endless rounds of ammo punctuated by dialogue that’s reminiscent of Elmore Leonard in air quotes. Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 84
The Fate of the Furious

Now playing. It’s a bittersweet, heartfelt, and very funny movie (go rent it instead of seeing this) mainly because the heist is almost beside the point. But this surprisingly tasty serving of delirious junk food might just get audiences and Hollywood casting directors seeing her in a new light. That’s Free Fire. EW’s Darren Franich   says:
But there are worst case scenarios, instances where empty cynicism dissolves into sour snark, where the pretense at self-awareness becomes its own retrograde stupidity. EW’s Joey Nolfi   says:

For how topical its inclinations are, it’s still wrapped in a ridiculous package hand-delivered by cyan humanoids. C-

Read the full review here. EW’s Leah Greenblatt   says:
It wouldn’t be a   Furious   climax if there weren’t inordinately expensive moving objects to destroy (in this case, a military submarine), a remarkably one-sided barrage of high-grade weaponry (bad guys, dead; good guys, ricochet!), and an explosive hail-Mary finale so sublimely ridiculous it defies both good sense and gravity. B
Read the full review here. B
Read the full review here. Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 46
Unforgettable

Opens April 21 in theaters nationwide. But even lush set pieces and a raft of prestige players (including Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, and Jean Reno) can’t fulfill the movie’s pretty, ultimately empty promise. Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 50

Show Full Article Like so much about Condon’s film, the new songs are perfectly fine, but they’re just not transporting. EW’s Leah Greenblatt   says:
The outbreak of WWI, and the subsequent cleansing of ethnic Armenians —   a genocide the Turkish government has still not officially recognized — allows director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) to pivot to a sort of bloody, compressed history lesson. In the new version, Joe, Willie, and Albert watch The Bachelorette and get really invested the outcome. Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 56
The Boss Baby

Now playing. It’s a character movie, not an action movie. Brie Larson’s latest movie is hitting theaters Friday, just   as Katherine Heigl prepares to go head-to-head with Rosario Dawson in the campy thriller Unforgettable. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Shot verite-style on inky, 16mm black and white, which gives the film the look of a long-lost French New Wave import, The Happiest Day is a small-scale, bittersweet boxing story where boxing seems to be almost beside the point. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Going in Style is, of course, a remake of a 1979 comedy that starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg as a trio of old coots who decide to spice up their Geritol years by sticking up a bank in Groucho schnozzes. Absurdity isn’t always the mark of simplicity, however. (It helps, perhaps, that several main players have no hair to singe.) The movie ends with more than one literal bang, but the series’ fate is hardly sealed; it’s merely to be continued: There are two more sequels due by 2021. Ambitious films like Inside Out and Zootopia   — about personified emotions living inside a girl’s brain and a city populated by talking animals — prove sharp wit and kid-friendly appeal don’t have to be mutually exclusive. It’s more about the bedrock friendship between three lonely old men. Olli isn’t a blood-thirsty bull who rages; he’s a conflicted young man standing atop a pedestal who happens to be afraid of heights. EW’s Leah Greenblatt   says:
Jessica Walter memorably played a similar type early in her career opposite Clint Eastwood in Play Misty For Me, Alicia Silverstone took her first baby steps on the path to stardom in The Crush, and Glenn Close managed to even snag an Oscar nomination for Fatal Attraction. C
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 50
Beauty and the Beast

Now playing. Thankfully, it never came. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Once in the castle, Belle and Beast both quickly (too quickly) change: He goes from cruel captor to fellow book lover; she goes from fiery inmate to besotted Stockholm Syndrome victim in time for their love to save the day. Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 65
Smurfs: The Lost Village

Now playing. The Lost Village buckles under the pressure of the bar set by far superior titles that have come before it, skimping on narrative nuances in favor of a showy fireworks display that’s bound to distract the little ones on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but might leave mommy and daddy blue in the face. They smoke pot with a gangster and get the munchies. With so many new and holdover titles to choose from, EW wants you to make good choices at the movies, so consult our Critical Mass reviews guide below   before heading to the multiplex this weekend. Free Fire

Opens April 21 in theaters nationwide. More than movies or theme parks, Disney has always been in the business of selling magic. Ann-Margret even pops up as a horny, hot-to-trot grandma to lob lusty innuendos at Arkin. I wish there was just a little bit more of it in this   Beauty and the Beast. I kept waiting for someone to make a joke about the size of his prostate. Instead, it’s the quiet, simple moments between Olli and Raija that stick with you, whether he’s giving her a ride on the handlebars of his bicycle on their way to a country wedding or skipping stones across the smooth surface of a lake. It’s hard to take any of it seriously. They attempt a practice heist on a supermarket and get away on a motorized old-folks scooter. (Hammer’s and Copley’s hilarious performances don’t hurt either.) Just imagine what an Itchy and Scratchy short directed by Sam Peckinpah would look like. Consider the whole quotemarky “It’s just a joke!” tone of online discourse, the rise of smirking insincerity as a political mode   and   an intellectual dialectic. Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
Metacritic: 40
Going in Style

Now playing. B+
Read the full review here. Both films are gunning for audience affection   at the box office in the days ahead, though lower-profile titles like The Promise and   The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki   are making their mark on domestic screens, too. Which is what makes it work as well as it does. And then there’s   The Boss Baby, merely mediocre yet disturbingly familiar, for we   are all Boss Babies now. C
Read the full review here. And we’re always laughing with the characters, not at them and how old they are. C+
Read the full review here.

‘Mr. Robot’ actor joins cast of teen-punk horror-thriller ‘The Ranger’

The punks escape to the woods to hide out and come up against the local authority, an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind, hell-bent on preserving the serenity of his forest. Mr. Show Full Article Andrew van den Houten   and   Ashleigh Snead are producing The Ranger for   Hood River Entertainment   and   Larry Fessenden   and Heather Buckley   are producing   for   Glass Eye Pix, along with   Wexler. Wexler cowrote the film with Giaco Furino and is currently shooting in New York. The Ranger follows a group of teen punks who get in trouble with the cops. The director is best known as a producer and currently has three films on the festival circuit: Robert Mocker’s Like Me, Ana Ansenio’s Most Beautiful Island, and Mickey Keating’s Psychopaths, which will receive its world premiere Thursday   at the Tribeca Film Festival. Robot actor Jeremy Holm and Chloe Levine from Netflix’s The OA will both star in director Jenn Wexler’s teen-punk thriller The Ranger, it was announced Thursday. Other cast members include Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, and All Cheerleaders Die actress Amanda Grace Benitez.

New Prince EP won’t arrive Friday as expected

Legal intervention has halted the release of the late artist’s   Deliverance EP, which independent label Rogue Music Alliance had announced Tuesday. “The Federal Court located in Minnesota has temporarily enjoined the release of the remaining unreleased tracks on the Deliverance EP,” RMA attorney Matthew Wilson wrote in a statement. The world will not get a new Prince EP on Friday as previously announced. “The court order has not enjoined the released single ‘Deliverance.’ Therefore the ‘Deliverance’ single will continue to be sold.”
While the title track was originally available on major digital service providers, it is now solely for sale on a new website launched by RMA. The EP’s release would have coincided with the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. According to KSTP, the federal lawsuit   filed valued the recordings at greater than $75,000; the suit also claimed Boxill had “signed a confidentiality agreement, which stated that all recordings he worked on with the pop star ‘would remain Prince’s sole and exclusive property.’” Furthermore, the suit alleged there was a clause in Boxill’s contract that prevented him from giving interviews or writing about the experience. Show Full Article Prince died on April 21, 2016 at the age of 57 following a fentanyl overdose. Minnesota channel KSTP reported on the legal proceedings Wednesday morning, writing that Paisley Park and Prince’s estate had united in their action against George Ian Boxill, the sound engineer who had co-produced and co-written   Deliverance‘s tracks when Prince was an independent artist between 2006 and 2008.

A look back at the many times hip-hop blasted Bill O’Reilly

It’s f—in’ fiction / If anything happens, don’t f—in’ blame me, white America / F— Bill O’Reilly”
Kirko Bangz, “So Playa” (2011)
Lyric: “Bill O’Reilly plain sinner /   A Factor with a pencil so clear Stevie Wonder get the picture”
R.A. O’Reilly! Hope all is well, kiss the plaintiff and the wifey’”
Killer Mike, “That’s Life” (2006)
Lyric: “Now whatcha white audience gon’ think about we / The same white audience that watch Bill O’Reilly / I saw the smirk on they face when you came at Luda”
Chamillionaire, “The Morning News” (2007)
Lyric: “Bill O’Reilly’s an idiot, he ain’t the only one with an opinion fool”
Chamillionaire, “Evening News” (2007)
Lyric:   “Flavor Flav get a lot of ratings, Bill O’Reilly somewhere is hating”
The Game, “Cali N—-z” (2007)
Lyric: “Don’t call them rappers, address them as Bill O’Reilly n—-s”
50 Cent, “Smile (I’m Leavin’)” (2007)
Lyric: “Bill O’Reilly can’t stand me but his woman think I’m cute /   I bet she wanna see me in my birthday suit”
Talib Kweli, “Over the Counter” (2007)
Lyric:   “Questioning my teachers like ‘Oh, really?’ so they feel me /   Based on fraudulent facts as they practice like O’Reilly”
Nas, “Sly Fox” (2008)
Lyric: “The Fear Factor got you all riled up /   O’Reilly? Oh really? No rally needed, I’ll tie you up”
Jay Z, “Off That” (2009)
Lyric: “Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back /   Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls /   It’s 2010, not 1864”
Chamillionaire, “I Know Ya Mad” (2009)
Lyric: “I-I-I know ya mad, every one of my whips is bad /   Like Cam and Dash told Bill O’Reilly — ya mad”
Lupe Fiasco, “All Black Everything” (2011)
Lyric: “Malcolm Little dies as an old man /   Martin Luther King read the eulogy for him /   Followed by Bill O’Reilly who read from the Qu’ran”
Tyler the Creator, “Radicals” (2011)
Lyric: “Random disclaimer: Hey, don’t do anything that I say in this song, okay? Take a look below at some of the best rap lines about O’Reilly over the years. After all, while O’Reilly became a superstar on the strength of his public fits of outrage, rappers   are often condemned and vilified for voicing similar levels of   anger. Bill O’Reilly’s recent termination from Fox News marks the end of an era in more ways than one. During his 21-year tenure at Fox News, O’Reilly often singled out hip-hop and rappers as the target of his outrage — in 2002, he even successfully pressured Pepsi to drop an ad featuring Ludacris because O’Reilly claimed the rapper “degrades women” (never mind that O’Reilly’s recent downfall was catalyzed by revelations of   his history of alleged sexual harassment). In addition to changing the face of the conservative news network, O’Reilly’s departure concludes one of the longest-running feuds of in modern pop culture: Bill O’Reilly vs. But even in more recent years, O’Reilly has made a great foil for rap; during Kendrick Lamar’s headlining set at Panorama last year, the rapper used footage of a mid-’90s O’Reilly meltdown as an effective backdrop. the Rugged Man, “Shoot Me in the Head” (2013)
Lyric: “Bill O’Reilly he would hate my guts, so what?”
Vic Mensa, “Go Tell ‘Em” (2016)
Lyric: “‘Cause even Bill O’Reilly daughter out here drinkin’ Ciroc /   Now that’s what I call the 21st Century Fox”
Nicki Minaj, “Down in the DM (Remix)” (2016)
Lyric: “He said, ‘Kylie, wuss good?’ I said, ‘Miley, wuss good?’ /   I said, ‘Could you pay my bills, like O’Reilly? Rappers responded to O’Reilly’s ire in kind, and the conflict often created unexpected results. The most famous example is probably O’Reilly’s 2003   interview with rapper Cam’Ron and his manager, Dame Dash, during which Cam’Ron said, “you mad” — a phrase that soon became a popular meme. Wuss good?’”

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Lyric: “I know who let ’em in, it was Bill O’Reilly (F—-t)   (Ya’ white bread, chicken-sh– n—a!)”
Ludacris, “Number One Spot” (2004)
Lyric: “Already offers on my 6th album from labels tryin’ to sign me /   Respected highly, ‘Hi, Mr. Ludacris has a few, of course — but only Chamillionaire had two different O’Reilly   disses   on the same album.

Watch Fox News anchors make suggestive comments in vicious supercut

Watch the video above. Among the personalities shown in the supercut, titled “Fox News anchor audition,” is Tucker Carlson, who is slated to slide into O’Reilly’s vacated (and coveted) 9 p.m. The day after   Bill O’Reilly was officially dismissed   from Fox News,   The Daily Show   has posted an acerbic video featuring male hosts on the network making suggestive comments to women on air. Show Full Article time slot. pic.twitter.com/k7JHKSDgAt
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) April 20, 2017

O’Reilly’s ouster came after advertisers boycotted his show following the revelation of multiple sexual harassment allegations against the host. In the video, Carlson is seen   telling Lauren Duca, “You should stick to thigh-high   boots; you’re better at that.”
The video also features   Brian Kilmeade suggesting his fellow anchors “get naked,”   Geraldo Rivera jumping on top of a woman, and Carlson telling Lauren Duca, and several clips of   The Five‘s Bob Beckel, who at one point says to cohost   Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is holding a carrot, “You look like you can handle those things.”

LEAKED: Fox News 8pm anchor audition tape.

Bruce Springsteen tells President Trump in new song: ‘Don’t tell me a lie and sell it as a fact’

“That’s What Makes Us Great”   comes from Springsteen and his longtime friend and collaborator Joe Grushecky, who was inspired to write the tune after Trump was accused of mocking a disabled reporter and finally put pen to paper around the time the new president took office.“I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking,”   Grushecky told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy.”He told Britain’s Channel 4 News three weeks before the election that he understood Trump voters and was unwilling to paint anyone with the broad brush of racism. The whole thing is tragic,”   he said. The song — which is very much a duet, not pure Bruce   — riffs on immigration policy and “alternative facts.”   Some sample lyrics, sung by Springsteen: “Don’t tell me a lie/   And sell it as a fact/   I’ve been down that road before/   And I ain’t goin’ back/   And don’t you brag to me/   That you never read a book/   I never put my faith/   In a con man and his crooks.”The Boss, who supported Hillary Clinton in the final stretch of the election, shared his thoughts about Trump in an interview with Rolling Stone   that ran about two weeks before Trump was elected.“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. (Chris Young / The Canadian Press via Associated Press)There’s a new Bruce Springsteen song out, and it takes on President Trump. Latest updates “I sent it to him and he liked it. I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it?’ He gave it the Bruce treatment.”That “treatment”   included Springsteen’s emailing his vocals, Grushecky said; the Pittsburgh musician and his band, the Houserockers did the rest in the next state over. “He gives these very glib and superficial answers to very entrenched and very difficult problems,”   Springsteen said, “but they’re answers that sound pretty good if you’ve struggled for the past 20 to 30 years.”Then he said Trump was a “flagrant, toxic   narcissist”   with no sense of decency or responsibility, who wanted to take down the entire democratic process.“That’s What Makes Us Great”   debuted on E Street Radio on Sirius XM on Wednesday morning and was available for purchase on Grushecky’s website later that day, with availability on   iTunes and various streaming services promised as well.As word spread Thursday morning, however, Grushecky’s site was crashing off and on.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ star Vin Diesel says Baby Groot was ‘so fun to play’

So proud of the character and what James Gunn has done with him.”

Show Full Article That was so fun to play. “One of the reasons I was interested in working with Vin is I like Vin’s early [work], when I first saw Vin come around in movies like Boiler Room. He’s become this sort of larger-than-life action figure. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Marvel
“Listen, yeah, Vin’s an actor!” continues the director. Groot is such a fascinating character on so many levels. “He has always had an innocence,” says the Fast and Furious franchise star. I’d love to see him take on some more difficult roles in his career, because I think he’s more than capable of doing that.”
Diesel himself certainly sounds more than happy to be playing a different, ahem, branch of the Groot persona. 2 (out May 5), walking plant Groot is not only reduced in size but also has a much higher, child-like speaking register. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. It’s mostly just Vin’s voice. The answer is not much at all, according to the film’s writer-director James Gunn. But he’s actually are a real actor who can do a lot of different things. For this installment I needed to not only pitch up the performance, I needed to embed even more wonder than he usually possesses… and he always has a wonder about him already. He’s a real actor! So how much audio processing was involved to make Vin Diesel, who voices the character, sound suitably pipsqueak-ish. “But this time he has a fun a certain naive aspect because he really is just a baby. He’s able to, you know, speak in a much higher register than he normally does.”
To be honest, we did not know that. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. “I mean, there’s a tiny amount of processing that we do on a few of our characters, but it’s very little. “Very little, very little,” says Gunn.

‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’: EW review

The combination of distractions doesn’t bode well for our underdog hero. Olli isn’t a blood-thirsty bull who rages; he’s a conflicted young man standing atop a pedestal who happens to be afraid of heights. Romance and a lack of focus are the last things Olli needs on the eve of the biggest moment of his life. For the most part, that willingness to scale down and not go for the big, dramatic knockout ends up being refreshing. Inspired by the true story of Finland’s most famous brawler—a small, wiry featherweight who challenged American Davey Moore for the World Championship belt in 1962—The Happiest Day is almost the anti-Rocky (or Raging Bull or Ali or…pick your razzle-dazzle Hollywood fight flick). Finnish actor Jarkko Lahti stars as Olli Mäki, a quiet, hard-to-read man who holds the hopes of his nation on his narrow shoulders. His tightly-coiled manager, Elis (Eero Milonoff), doesn’t approve. But it also occasionally results in a lack of dramatic urgency. But all of them apply to Helsinki-based director Juho Huomanen’s black-and-white breakout from last year’s Cannes Film Festival, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. Low-key, understated, Finnish, these aren’t adjectives that normally spring to mind when discussing movies about boxing. Shot verite-style on inky, 16mm black and white, which gives the film the look of a long-lost French New Wave import, The Happiest Day is a small-scale, bittersweet boxing story where boxing seems to be almost beside the point. Plus, Elis has his own pressures piling up (an unhappy wife, money troubles). As the title match approaches, he’s consumed by the usual distractions most boxers face (making weight, glad-handing promoters, posing for endless photos) and one unexpected one: he’s fallen in love with Raina (the radiant Oona Airola), a humble young schoolteacher from his rural hometown. Instead, it’s the quiet, simple moments between Olli and Raija that stick with you, whether he’s giving her a ride on the handlebars of his bicycle on their way to a country wedding or skipping stones across the smooth surface of a lake. B

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Sharpen thy wit, TNT’s Shakespeare series will premiere in July

To celebrate the birthday of that little-known writer William Shakespeare (Sunday, April 23), TNT has released the premiere date and a new trailer for its upcoming series, Will. Here’s hoping Davidson (as Shakespeare) is right when he says, “To wing our way to heaven, all we need are words.”

Will   also stars   Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga) as Shakespeare’s main rival and fellow poet Christopher Marlowe and   Ewen Bremner   (Trainspotting) as the notorious   investigator and torturer Richard Topcliffe. on TNT. The TNT show, which stars newcomer Laurie Davidson as the Elizabethan writer and travels back in time to the explore Shakespeare’s early days on the playwriting circuit, is set to premiere on July 10. The trailer depicts the Bard as a rather rowdy young man who spends his time wooing ladies, penning plays, and “making up words.” There are also cannon explosions, contemporary tunes, and colorful costumes, so it seems young Will is having quite the raucous   time — all in the name of creative genius, of course. Watch the trailer above and catch more of Will and pals when the series premieres on July 10 at 9 p.m. Show Full Article