Premieres May 25
HBO‘s much anticipated TV movie adaptation of the Larry Kramer play The Normal Heart will premiere on Sunday May 25 but today we get our first look at the film in a just-released teaser trailer. The Normal Heart tells the tales of the early days of the AIDS epidemic in NYC in the early 1980s and as you can see in the video above, it looks like it’s going to be a really emotional film. Sadly, I’ve never had the opportunity to see The Normal Heart performed on the stage so I am very much looking forward to the release of this film. The Normal Heart was directed by Ryan Murphy and it stars big names like Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons. Check out this trailer and get a taste of what’s to come.
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You asked for it
Last Summer Syfy took the world by relative storm (so to speak) with the release of their made for TV movie Sharkando. For, like, a few days people were freaking out on Twitter about the silly TV movie … so much so that Syfy decided to begin production of a sequel. Today we learn that Syfy has set a premiere date for Sharknado 2: The Second One where the ridiculous action will take place in New York City. Click below to find out when YOU will be able to watch what promises to be this Summer’s best shark-themed horror movie. More »
Oh man, it actually looks GOOD!
When I first heard that Lifetime was producing a new TV movie based on the V.C. Andrews novel Flowers in the Attic, I have to say that I was not interested in the least. The novel was already EXPERTLY adapted into a film back in 1987 and that was enough for me. BUT, having seen the just-released extended trailer for Lifetime‘s version of Flowers, I think I may have been converted. This new version of the tale stars Ellen Burstyn as the evil grandmother and for her alone, I will watch. Heather Graham as the mom looks pretty decent … the kids, well, let’s just hope they can make their incestuous love seem believable. OMG. I can’t even believe that I’m excited for this new version of Flowers in the Attic! Click the embed above to watch the trailer and see what you think. Does this look like something you’d like to watch? What say you, fans of the V.C. Andrews novel and/or 1987 movie?
"She gave her mother 40 whacks ..."
Back in June we learned that actress Christina Ricci was cast as the infamous Lizzie Borden in a made-for-TV Lifetime movie set to air in 2014. Today we get our first look at Lizzie Borden Took An Ax, the biopic film that is set for release on January 25. It’s unclear from the trailer how the story of Lizzie Borden‘s life will be told (ie. in a truthful manner or a sensationalistic manner) but it does look like this Lifetime movie may be bloodier than most. Hmmm. Have a look at this just-released trailer and see if it interests you enough to watch Lizzie Borden Took An Ax on Lifetime next month.
Here Come the 'Descendants'
The Disney Channel announced today that they are readying the release of a live-action film that will focus on the teenage children of some of the most infamous Disney villains in existence. Titled Descendants, the TV movie will feature the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, Jafar as well as the good guy Queen and King Belle and Beast. I know, this TV movie concept sounds a bit weird … and it is … as well as complicated … but you can click below to learn more about this project and hopefully sort thru the deets so that the premise makes more sense. More »
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"My attorney is in the process of demanding a retraction"
Last week VH1 aired the much-anticipated biopic film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story which tells the tale of the rise to fame of R&B pop group TLC from the perspective of the surviving members of the group Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda Chilli Thomas. In the biopic film, TLC‘s former manager Perri Pebbles Reid got DRAGGGGGGED like a mofo as she was portrayed as a greedy, unkind mentor. It’s taken some time but Pebbles has finally issued a statement regarding CrazySexyCool and, unsurprisingly, she is not pleased with the way she is portrayed in the film. Click below to read the full text of Pebbles‘s official statement and find out what she has to say about her portrayal in the biopic film. More »
The TV Guide
Back in May we got our first look at the first promo photo released from the made-for-TV biopic film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and on Monday night, the film aired for the first time on VH1. I wasn’t able to watch the film when it aired but I did make time to watch the biopic yesterday evening and I was quite surprised by how impressed I was with pretty much every aspect of the film. From the casting, to the acting, to the stunningly real reenactments … I forgot many times that I was watching a film about real life events because they so vividly recreated those events. For a few reasons, I stayed in last night … but getting to spend time with the ladies of TLC made it a night in worth having. More »
It's Kinda... Weird
Okay, the bad news is that I don’t have a Throwback Thursday post today, as my apartment search is heating up and I may be close to finding the glorious 2 bedroom/1 bath/1 walk-in-closet pad of my dreams! LOL… but the good news is that we are being bombarded with Throwback epicness all over the place today. First, we had those amazing Sandlot reunion pics, and now we have the first teaser trailer for VH1‘s highly-anticipated biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Honestly? I can’t really tell if the movie’s gonna be good based on this clip. They definitely have the look down (which we saw a while back), but it’s weird… almost like they put all their effort into making sure that the actors totally resemble the original TLC members… but I get absolutely no sense of plot or, like, storyline. Kind of looks like a bunch of girls playing dress-up, LOL. Anyway, enjoy the clip and tell me what you think! I’m still planning on tuning in when the biopic airs on October 21.
Back in February we learned that BCC is planning a made-for-TV biopic on the life of Elizabeth Taylor starring Helena Bonham Carter in the wake of the tragic made-for-TV biopic made here in the US which starred Lindsay Lohan last Fall. Early last month we got our first look at the first promo photo released from this BBC biopic titled Burton and Taylor. Today we get to check out the just released first teaser trailer for Burton and Taylor and I can honestly say that this 48 seconds of footage is already light years better than the entirety of Lohan‘s Liz & Dick movie. Check out the embed above and see how the amazing life of Liz Taylor should be honored in a made-for-TV movie.
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"Lizzie Borden took an ax ..."
Actress Christina Ricci has made a career from playing gothy characters, like Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, over the years and today we learn that she has signed on to play the infamous Lizzie Borden in a made-for-TV movie for Lifetime TV. Lizzie Borden, as we all learned from our childhood playground rhymes, was a young woman accused of murdering her parents with an ax. If memory serves, the rhyme goes: “Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.” What hasn’t been common knowledge is that Borden was acquitted of the murder of her parents so … essentially, she was an innocent woman who is forever remembered as an ax murderer. To this day, her infamy lives on … and I suspect, will be rejuvenated with this new Lifetime TV movie. More »