The Netflix response to Amazon's 'Transparent'?
If you know anything about my feelings on Amazon‘s Transparent (and by now, you should), you’ll know that I won’t stand for just any show being compared to it. Sure, Grace and Frankie takes on the theme of a late-age LGBT coming out narrative—and uses comedy to do so—but other than that, it doesn’t appear to remind me of my favorite show from 2014. There’s something, well, cheap about the laughs that this first Grace and Frankie trailer seems to encourage—as in, it’s funny because they’re older and gay… and that’s basically it. But there are some heavy hitters in the cast—Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterson and Martin Sheen are starring. I’m not sold yet, but I’m interested in seeing where this goes. Hopefully, there’s more to the series than this trailer suggests. Peep the video for more!
P.S. I just saw Nine to Five for the first time ever the other day. Life-changing. Just wanted you all to know.
Face to Face
Universal Pictures just released a new poster for the forthcoming sequel film Jurassic World that features actress Bryce Dallas Howard‘s character standing face to face with the man-made genetic hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex. The poster art is a nicely stylized representation of what the movie is all about … man vs. nature. Or, more fittingly, man vs. genetically modified nature. We are just a couple months away from the release of Jurassic World and all this teasing is driving me mad. I mean, I like it but it’s still driving me mad. Check out the poster below. More »
Posted under: 'Jurassic World'
"Darren Criss like you've never seen him before"
Earlier this week, we got our first look at Glee actor Darren Criss in full make-up as he will appear in the current Broadway musical production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and today we get to see him in action, sorta, as Hedwig. Criss shared a new promo video on his official Facebook profile that features him rockin’ his new Hedwig look. My guess is that this promo video was filmed during the photoshoot for his Hedwig poster. Click below to get your first look at Darren as Hedwig in motion. More »
The New Guy
This week alone, we’ve gotten Magic Mike XXL character posters that feature actors Channing Tatum and Adam Rodriguez but today we get to see the newest poster for MMXXL that features professional dancer Stephen tWitch Boss, who has been added to the movie cast as a new character. tWitch is no stranger to the big screen, having starred in the last three Step Up movies (and, as you may know, Channing Tatum was the lead star in the first Step Up movie) so he should fit in perfectly with the cast of Magic Mike XXL. Click below to see his photo and get to good look at the new guy on the MMXXL block. More »
A second look
Back in November, we got our first look at the first trailer for the new Peter Pan origin story movie Pan which stars Hugh Jackman in the role of Blackbeard. Today, courtesy of Jackman, we get another look at Pan in the new teaser video that he shared on his official Instagram profile. To be honest, I wasn’t really wowed when the trailer was released back in November but I am still interested in seeing this new movie. Peter Pan is having a bit of a moment right now but it remains to be seen if this new Pan movie will be able to capitalize on that moment. Click below to see this new teaser for Pan and see what you think. More »
Posted under: 'Pan', Hugh Jackman
The trailer hits the internet days before its official release
Altho the first trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t be released officially here in the US until Monday evening, the trailer did make its debut online earlier tonight from somewhere outside of the US. A foreign version of the trailer, with Portuguese subtitles, was recorded and released tonight, giving us our first good look at the forthcoming superhero sequel film (not counting the teaser video that was released Tuesday night). As you can see above, everyone appears to really hate Superman … including the Dark Knight himself, Batman. Personally, I’m not wowed by this first trailer … in fact, my concerns over the direction of where the DC Comics movies is headed have been intensified. Watch the trailer and judge for yourselves. Does this look like the Batman V Superman movie that you’d like to see? Are you impressed with this first look at Dawn of Justice?
No me gusta
Ryan Gosling has begun work on his next film, The Big Short, and as you can see below, Ryan is rockin’ a new hair’do that makes him almost unrecognizable. Gone are Ryan‘s usual golden locks … and, if I’m being totally honest, his sex appeal. As I understand it, The Big Short is set during the recession that gripped the country a few years ago … so it doesn’t really sound much like a movie that I’d be interested in seeing. The movie also stars Brad Pitt and Christian Bale but we don’t yet know if they have been made to look as unsexy as Ryan. Click below to see the full photo and get a really good look at what Ryan Gosling looks like these days. More »
"Chewie, we're home"
After JJ Abrams brought out a bunch of actors, both old and new, from the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens at the discussion panel that kicked off Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA this morning, the second trailer for The Force Awakens was screened for the assembled audience both in person and online. Click the embed above to see this second trailer and commence the freaking out! We get to see a LOT more new stuff in this very exciting new video teaser … just watch it over and over and over again for the rest of the day. Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this Xmas.
Hillary Clinton, Bradley Cooper, Malala Yousafzai, Amy Poehler ...
Time magazine has unveiled it’s annual Time 100 list of their chosen influencers and have revealed Kanye West, Hillary Clinton, Mindy Kalling, Chris Pratt and others for the honor. The full list of the Time 100 will be released on Friday, when this special issue hits newsstands, but you can click below to see some of the big names that made the list this year. Kanye West, obvs, is among the select few that will grace one of the covers of this new issue of Time, along with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Bradley Cooper. Click below to see a couple of the magazine covers and learn more about the 2015 Time 100 list. More »
Featuring Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups
Last month we learned the GREAT news that Garbage is, once again, releasing a new single in celebration of Record Store Day (which is this Saturday) and today we get to HEAR the song for the first time and SEE the music video for the track. Directed by longtime Garbage music video collaborator Sophie Muller, The Chemicals is the first of two new songs included on the 10″ vinyl single that will be released on RSD this weekend. The song features guest vocals by Brian Aubert of Silversun Pickups but longtime Garbage fans will hear immediately that this is 100% a Garbage song. I am really looking forward to picking up this vinyl when it is released on Saturday. Please enjoy.