Directed by Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray has teamed up with director Sofia Coppola for a new Xmas special that will air on Netflix later this year and as you can see in the first teaser above, it looks like A Very Murray Christmas will have the same feel as their brilliant film Lost In Translation. According to Netflix, this holiday special will be “an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.” Guest stars will include George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more … so, yeah, it’s going to be massive. I can’t even tell you how excited I am by the prospect of Murray and Coppola working together again on a new project. There is no release date yet but this special should be out by the holidays. Ho Ho Ho!
"He gave everybody license ... to live their little dreams for a little bit"
Remember back in November of 2013 when San Francisco, CA was turned into Gotham City so that Miles Batkid Scott could live out his Make-A-Wish dream to become Batman? Well, his story and the story of that day have been turned into a documentary film titled Batkid Begins. The first trailer for the film can be watched in full above and, as you can see, it’s a story full of heart, love and hope. I teared up a bit watching this trailer, I think you might do the same. Batkid Begins will open in select theaters on June 26.
Check out Neville Longbottom's magic wand
Actor Matthew Lewis may have played the gangly, awkward Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films but today he wants us to see that he is all grown up and manly. Lewis is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of the British magazine Attitude and as you can see below, he is very interested in showing off his ripped and hairy body for the Attitude readers. Now, the sight of Neville Longbottom all grown up and half nekkid in a magazine may be a bit of a shock to you but has been QUITE a shock to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling who took to Twitter today to share her feelings on Matthew‘s new magazine spread. Click below to see the photos, preview the cover story feature in Attitude and read what J.K. Rowling has to say about it all. More »
"Get a taste of Paris with Hannibal"
NBC has released a new promo video for the forthcoming third season of Hannibal, which will premiere on June 4, and as you can see above we are introduced to the Cannibal of Paris. I can see in this teaser that things will get right back to normal for Dr. Hannibal Lecter, even tho he was forced to flee the US at the conclusion of last season. It would appear that living on the lam will not be much of a problem for Hannibal … and his bride ;D Remember, Hannibal season 3 will premiere on NBC on June 4, you do not want to miss this show. I am so excited, I can’t even tell you.
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"I'm not a girl trying to be a star. I'm just a girl that sings"
Back in early April, we got to see the first video teaser for the forthcoming documentary film on the life of the late pop singer Amy Winehouse. Today, we get to see the just-released full-length trailer for the film Amy. As you may know, this documentary was filmed with the full support of Amy‘s family … but once the finished film was released, the family has decided to distance themselves from the project. As I understand it, the Winehouse family (Amy‘s father Mitch Winehouse, in particular) doesn’t come off looking too great in this film and they are angry. IMHO, it sounds like they aren’t happy that the truth about Amy‘s life and death are being exposed in this very well reviewed documentary film. I wasn’t the biggest Amy Winehouse fan but her immense talent cannot be denied. This is a film that I’d be very interested in seeing, if only to be reminded of the amazing voice that has been lost to us. Amy opens in select theaters on July 3.
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"WHY YOU GOT A KNIFE IN YO THROAT?!!!!!!!"
Fox will debut a new Ryan Murphy TV series this fall titled Scream Queens that will star a lot of actors who have starred in his other projects and from the look of the first trailer, is an homage/rip-off of TV shows like Pretty Little Liars and movies like Scream (which shouldn’t be confused with MTV‘s new TV series titled Scream which is actually based on the Scream movie franchise). For much of this 3 minute trailer, I rolled my eyes with bored annoyance … but something about the last 40 secs. or so softened me up a bit. Altho this new TV series already looks like a lot of things we’ve seen before, I am kind of intrigued to see how this series turns out. If the writing is bad, it could be unwatchable. But, then again, Ryan Murphy projects tend to start out strong … but, eventually, get tired and boring (both Glee and American Horror Story were pretty good for at least 3 seasons). Hopefully, Scream Queens won’t start out tired and boring but … we’ll see. I not super amped on this new show but … I’ll give it a chance when it debuts this fall. Will you?
Posted under: 'Scream Queens'
"FIND YOUR SOUND. FIND YOUR FUTURE."
So … Zac Efron has a new movie coming out this summer but it’s not THIS movie that he has been filming lately with Robert de Niro that will feature a LOT of nekkid flesh. No, the movie that Zac will be starring in this summer is titled We Are Your Friends and it tells the tale of a down-and-out kid from the Valley named Cole Carter who wants to grow up to be a superstar DJ like Calvin Harris. Yes, this is really the plot of this feature length film. As you can see in the trailer embedded above, this movie will feature all of the usual things that you see in any given rags to riches story but with DJs. When I first heard that this movie was being filmed last year, directed by Max Joseph (of Catfish fame), I was under the impression that the story would be more … substantial. I mean, I get that I’m not the target audience for this movie and it very well may be a huge success but, yeah, this movie just doesn’t look very good to me. What do you think? Do you want to see Zac try to become a superstar DJ in We Are Your Friends? If so, you can see the movie in full when it opens on August 28.
"C'mon kid, make them believe"
Back in November, we got to see the first movie trailer released for the forthcoming Peter Pan origin story movie titled Pan, which was followed by a short video teaser shared by Hugh Jackman in April. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for Pan which gives us a better feel for the movie overall … and which I like considerably better than the first trailer. In all honesty, Peter Pan isn’t my favorite story. The first trailer didn’t really do much to capture my fancy … but this trailer does a better job. I’m still not a crazy Peter Pan fan but this looks like a movie that I think I’d like to see. Check out the trailer and see what it does for you. Pan will open in theaters on October 9.
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Watch Now, no TIDAL required
Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have released their music video for Nicki‘s song Feelin’ Myself exclusively for TIDAL subscribers but the video has made its way to You Tube … for the time being. Someone at TIDAL will yank the video sooner rather than later so watch while you can. The video is fun and I love the song so it’s a win for me. Enjoy.
UPDATE … damn, that was fast … yanked already. But, click below to check out another non-You Tube embed to watch WHILE YOU CAN. More »