Late last night, Sony Pictures announced plans to remake the 1995 movie The Craft for a new generation and almost immediately, friends, PITNB readers and fellow fans of The Craft started flooding my social media accounts and my email inbox with links and comments … so much so that I felt I needed to take some time to process the news and then form a reasoned opinion. After a few hours, I decided I needed to take the night … and then this morning, I decided I needed a bit more time. Without question, The Craft is one of the more important movies of my life (for various reasons) so news that will be remake with a new cast and, likely, a new story has been hard to process. A very minuscule part of me loves the story so much, that a perfectly made remake helmed by a female director might offer a fun new take on witch tale … but, overwhelmingly, the rest of me is screaming that this idea to remake The Craft is a bad, very bad idea. More »
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Last month I mentioned that I’ve been obsessed as of late with an iOS mobile game called Marvel Contest of Champions and I’m afraid I must admit that the obsession continues. I’m not usually a big video game person but when I find a game that I really love, I tend to lose my mind. And with a game that is updated on a weekly basis with fun new stuff to play for, like Contest of Champions, well … I can’t help myself. The last time I really went nuts was when I played in a multi-day tournament to win Daredevil as a playable character. This week, the Age of Ultron version of Vision has been made available so … I’ve been grinding in the tourney in order to win him. More »
Earlier this week, as I’m sure you are painfully aware, the first trailer for the Jem and the Holograms live-action movie was released and confirmed my fears that the movie adaptation would ruin our memories of the original ’80s cartoon. Ugh. And so, I am reminded of a #ThrowbackThursday post I wrote about a year ago that gathered together 21 of my favorite music videos from the Jem and the Holograms cartoon series (1985-1988) … which I am re-sharing today in an effort to REMIND YOU ALL how brilliantly perfect the original cartoon remains and to, hopefully, try and help you forget the travesty that will be the live-action Jem movie coming this fall. The videos below feature Jem, The Holograms, Synergy, THE MISFITS and actual cartoon holograms … the things that make the Jem story so great (and are missing from the live-action movie). Please, click through the videos below and SEE how amazing Jem and the Holograms was, is and will forever be no matter what crappy movies come our way and try to steal our love for Jem. Please, enjoy.
It has been some time since Joan Rivers passed away but her daughter Melissa Rivers is still not over the pain of loss … particularly in the wake of the debacle that Joan‘s E! show Fashion Police turned into after Kathy Griffin took over as host. As you may recall, the hosts of Fashion Police got into trouble when Giuliana Rancic made that racist comment about Zendaya on the show and then Kelly Osbourne quit as co-host, followed by Kathy Griffin who quit as well. In a very long interview with Hoda Kotb, Melissa shares her belief that Griffin, “kind of shit all over [Joan Rivers's] legacy”. She goes on to say, “It was a very, very difficult time, I had a lot of conversations with everybody involved … It really shows that we were a family. We went back too fast, and when the matriarch died the sisters started fighting. It was extremely frustrating as I had to keep my eye on the franchise and the legacy of it and not get involved in the personal,” she said. “I felt like ‘Fashion Police’ was this little jewel, and it was the last piece I had of my mother and I working together. I felt like all these people were so out of control including the one who made the allegations of racism. They took the last thing I had and smashed it,” she said. “I felt like I was Humpty Dumpty and I was on my knees gluing it back together. It never would have happened if [Joan] was alive,” she said.
The interview above is almost an hour long, but Melissa starts talking about her mother, Fashion Police and Kathy Griffin at around the 20:24 mark.
A couple of weeks ago, we got our first teasery look at Hilary Duff‘s music video for her crazy-infectious new single Sparks. Today we get to see the just-released music video for the song and as you can see above, it’s a mostly fun video that doubles as a promo ad for the Tinder dating app. You may recall that we learned last week that Hilary is filming her Tinder dates for possible use as a dating reality TV show somewhere down the line … which is great, I think. But the fact that she turned her music video into a commercial for the app is pretty disappointing. I love the visuals and I love the song … I wish we could get a version of this video without the bang-you-over-the-head obvious Tinder promo and just enjoy Hilary‘s Sparks music video all by itself. Have a look, see what you think. Do you want to swipe right or left on this Hilary Duff video?
For the past week or so, Taylor Swift has been promoting the HECK out of the premiere of her mini-movie music video for her new single Bad Blood, which will debut during the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night, by releasing character posters for ALL of the folks who will be starring in the video … from Jessica Alba to Kendrick Lamar to Gigi Hadid and more. Today, Taylor has unveiled a second character poster that features the character she will play in the clip, Catastrophe (you may recall she already released a different poster of herself last week). The gallery presented here features all of the Bad Blood character posters which, I’m guessing, is all we are going to get (tho, if more posters are released, I’ll just add them to the gallery here). With 3 more days to go before the Bad Blood video is released, my hunch is that we will see a video teaser sometime this weekend … then the music video in full … which better be damn good considering all this promo hype.
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Thus far we have seen a couple of promo trailers for the forthcoming third season of Hannibal coming to NBC in June (including a pretty sweet promo trailer from Korea) and today … we get to see a new trailer with new season 3 footage. The teaser embedded above features lots of critical acclaim heaped on the show (including a 100% rating from Rotten Tomatoes) as well as a few new scenes from the new season of the show. I am literally counting down the days until Hannibal season 3 premieres on NBC on June 4. I implore you to get caught up and watch this show. Truly, it is one of the best shows on TV right now. Swear.
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Wow. Last week it was announced that the long running animated series The Simpsons was renewed for a record-breaking 27th and 28th season and it was also announced last week that all of the main voice actors had signed new contracts for the show … except for one. At the time, it wasn’t revealed which voice actor was holding out but today … we know. Harry Shearer, the voice actor who gives life to characters like Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers and Principal Skinner, has been let go from the show. Both Shearer and Simpsons showrunner Al Jean have confirmed the news that he has been let go from the show … but Jean promises that the characters Shearer voiced will live on … with someone else providing the voices. Ugh. More »
Last week, Mariah Carey kicked off her concert residency in Las Vegas to mixed reviews (including one scathing review by The New York Times that really went in on the elusive chanteuse). She performed a string of shows over the weekend and, as fas as I could tell, did a great job entertaining her fans. Last night, Mimi was due to kick off her second weekend of performances … but she was forced to cancel the show due to illness. Hours before she was due to take the stage, a sign was put up alerting ticket-holders that her show last night was cancelled — not postponed — cancelled. Around the aborted showtime, Mariah posted a statement on her official Instagram profile explaining her reason for canceling the show. Click below to read what she had to say. More »