At last, Ari has found her calling
Back in February, Christina Aguilera paid a visit to The Tonight Show to try her hand at The Wheel of Musical Impressions and, as you may recall, she did a pretty amazing job of impersonating Britney Spears with her vocal stylings. Last night, pop star Ariana Grande made an appearance on The Tonight Show and she gave The Wheel of Musical Impressions a spin of her own. Click the embed above to watch the video and hear Ariana perform her impressions of our dear Britney Spears (of course), Céline Dion (which could’ve been better, IMHO) and Xtina. Personally, I think this is the best performance that Ariana Grande has given in her career thus far. Please enjoy.
"I just wanted to save my sister"
The second trailer for the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has been released and as you can see above, the trailer is all about the bond between Katniss Everdeen and her younger sister Prim. At first glance, the trailer may seem like a cheesy “clip-show” package but as you continue to watch and are reminded of key scenes from the Hunger Games film franchise, you come to realize that this trailer packs a powerful emotional punch. Katniss‘s involvement in The Hunger Games and her subsequent participation in the revolt against President Snow and the Capitol all started simply with her decision to save her sister from having to fight for her life in the games. It was her love for her little sister that set into motion the events that led to her leading a revolution. Check out this trailer above to be reminded of Katinss‘s love for Prim and vice versa and we prepare ourselves for the 4th and final film in the Hunger Games movie franchise. Then, click below to see the just-released new poster art for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. More »
Listen for the 'Bare Necessities'
Altho I’m pretty horrified that Disney is planning a remake/sequel of their classic 1964 film Mary Poppins, I have been mostly excited to see their planned live-action remakes of their animated films (like Maleficent and Cinderella). In the spring of 2014, we learned that Disney is planning a live-action remake of their animated film The Jungle Book. Today we get our first look at the film with the release of the first teaser trailer. Now THIS is a Disney remake project that I can get behind. THIS is the kind of thing that Disney should be focusing on. The reinvention of animated movies into live action films has so much potential for greatness. Check out this teaser trailer above and see what you think. This looks like it will be great, no? The Jungle Book hits theaters on April 15.
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More than words
Last week, BFFs Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performed History of Rap 6 on The Tonight Show. Last night, the friends reunited for a new video skit that shows the world just how close the guys are … so close that they can communicate without uttering a word. The video embedded above is titled Looks and it explains perfectly the close friendship that these two men share. After you watch this video, click HERE to listen to When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss and Union Station that pairs quite excellently with this fun new vid from Jimmy and JT.
Season 6 begins on Sunday in the UK, in January in the US
At the end of August, we got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming 6th and final season of Downton Abbey but, as you may recall, that trailer was released by the show’s UK television network ITV. Today we get to see a second trailer for Downton season 6 but this one comes from the show’s US network PBS. As you can see above, this second trailer is entirely different in every way from the trailer we saw last month. All of the scenes are new, the tone is much different … it is absolutely worth seeing by any Downton Abbey fan. The 6th and final season of Downton Abbey will premiere this coming Sunday on ITV in the UK … and won’t premiere here on PBS in the US until January. Wherever/however you watch the final season, make sure you tune in. Downton Abbey is an excellent show and I’m sure it will go out with a bang.
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Ho Ho Horror!
Last night, before my showing of The Visit at the Arclight theater in Hollywood, I got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming holiday horror film Krampus, based on the ancient tale of the demonic anti-Santa Claus who punishes bad children at Xmas time. I’ve only known the story as a cautionary tale, one meant to inspire fear and terror in the reader. As you can see above, this movie adaptation of the Krampus story looks like it has some scary elements in it … but it mostly looks like a comedy. I’m not quite sure I’m interested in a Krampus story that is treated as a dark comedy but I guess the studio had other plans. This looks to me more like a Gremlins II sort of movie … one that I think I have to see but know going in that I’m probably going to hate it. I’m a bit bummed that this Krampus movie doesn’t appear to be going for straight horror of the blood and guts variety so … I dunno, I’m not really excited at all. Check out the trailer above and see what you think? Are you Krampus fans pleased by what you see here?
Posted under: 'Krampus'
Catch up With the Giudice Family
Back in October of 2014, we learned that Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice were both sentenced to serve out prison sentences for felony bank fraud. In January of this year, she surrendered to authorities to begin serving out her 15 month prison sentence. Back in April, Us Weekly brought us a family photo that Teresa posed for while in prison, giving us our first look at the reality TV star in the big house. Today we learn that Joe and the couple’s daughters will feature in a 3-part RHONJ special that focuses on their lives at home while Tre is in prison (she will appear on the show via phone calls). Bravo has released the first trailer for this special titled The Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Checks In, check it out below. More »
"You're a monster!"
ABC has released the first trailer for the forthcoming second season of last year’s break-out hit How To Get Away With Murder and, as is expected, the sophomore season of the show will start off with a bang. As you may recall, the premiere season ended with a pretty shocking death — a murder, if you will — and we were left wondering who did the deed. The video promo embedded above promises that we will find out who the identity of the killer is in the season 2 premiere episode which will air on September 24. It would appear that we now have multiple murders to learn how to get away with when the new season of HTGAWM returns this month.
Coming September 24
ABC has released the first trailer for the forthcoming 5th season of Scandal and as you can see above, it looks like things are going to be very interesting this season. Olivia and Fitz are together again, it seems, at the start of this trailer and Fitz and Mellie are finally over, again it seems, by the end of this trailer. The show promo also promises that we will get “twisty, crazy goodness” in Scandal season 5 … which is very welcome news. This first trailer for the new season of Scandal is actually more like a teaser in shortness but it is our first look at the new season so — check it out. Are you ready for a new season of twisty/crazy Scandal?
Posted under: 'Scandal'