Movie Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Last night I met up with Eileen at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood to see an early showing of Mad Max: Fury Road. To be completely honest, it has been so many years since I’ve seen any Mad Max films that I went into this movie as if it were an entirely new story. Based on the trailers that we’ve seen, I knew I’d have a good time watching this movie … what I didn’t expect was just how much I would love it. It’s no exaggeration to say that this movie is a cinematic masterpiece. From start to finish, the movie is a feast for the eyes. The action is high-paced and the story is so entirely satisfying that at the end, I just sat there and marveled at what I just saw. It’s really early in the year to say so but I think Fury Road may be one of the best movies that we will get this year. More »

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Les News, 051515

  • • Blues legend B.B. King has passed away :( [Buzzfeed]
  • Emma Stone does Cannes [PopSugar]
  • • A funeral on the set of Captain America: Civil War? [LaineyGossip]
  • Jennifer Lopez says she’s “kinda single … kinda not”. [Celebuzz]
  • Prince Harry graces New Zealand with his royal presence [Socialite Life]
  • • Turning Kanye West‘s songs into children’s books [Idolator]
  • U2‘s The Edge falls off the edge of the stage [GossipCop]
  • Cate Blanchett reveals that she had previous relationships with women [Towleroad]
  • Idol worship [Oh La La]
  • Rob Lowe is happy with his Dad Bod [Queerty]
  • Snapchat puns [Ranker]
  • House of Tards [Kenneth in the 212]
  • • TEAM EVANDER HOLYFIELD! [Newser]
  • Tom Hardy knows how lucky he is [Starpulse]
  • Rihanna shows up in new SNL promos [Global Grind]
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler is 34, David Charvet (Melrose Place) is 43, Brian Eno is 67 and Trini Lopez is 78 years old. Click HERE to see who else is celebrating a birthday today.
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Watch: Dr. John Hammond Narrates This New TV Spot For ‘Jurassic World’

'Welcome to Jurassic World'

At the start of this month, we got to see a behind the scenes featurette for the upcoming sequel film Jurassic World that expertly reminded us how amazing the first film, Jurassic Park, is/was/will forever be. Today, we get to check out a new TV spot for Jurassic World, due in theaters on June 12, that uses the voice of Dr. John Hammond from Jurassic Park (played by Richard Attenborough) to narrate the attractions and features of Jurassic World. They are really going out of their way to remind potential Jurassic World viewers of Jurassic Park, which is a brilliant promo strategy, I think. Click above to watch the TV spot and get excited, we are less than a month away from the release of Jurassic World!

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Olivia Got Her House In Order In The ‘Scandal’ Finale: ‘You Can’t Take Command’

As you all know, Scandal and I have hit a bit of a rough patch. It’s perfectly normal for a fan to go through a period like this. While I loved the Season Four opener (which gave us Olivia and Jake on the beach enjoying their sexy, sexy seclusion time), and I really enjoyed the kidnapping storyline (and some of the fantastic directing that came with those episodes), I started losing interest with all of the B613 starts and stops. And, well, I’ve stressed over and over again how much that “Lawn Chair” episode just turned me off. So I went into the season finale hoping for a glimpse of the Scandal I fell in love with—desperate for a few sparks to get me psyched for Season Five. And I’m happy to say that, although “You Can’t Take Command” wasn’t necessarily a perfect installment, I definitely felt those sparks flying again. Click inside for more!

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Watch: One Direction Talks About Zayn Malik’s Departure On ‘The Late Late Show’

"At first we were a little bit angry"

Last week we learned of the very sad, very public Twitter feud that erupted between former One Direction member Zayn Malik and continuing 1D member Louis Tomlinson over a photo that was posted online. Today, we get to see video of a new interview with the members of One Direction that they gave to James Corden on The Late Late Show last night. In their chat, the 1D lads spoke about their feelings regarding Zayn‘s decision to leave the group (“At first we were a little bit angry. We were surprised.“) as well as Louis‘s now-settled Twitter beef with Zayn (“It’s all good in the hood.“) in an effort to put the drama behind them. In addition to their interview chat, the members of 1D played a bit of dodgeball with Corden on the show … which you can watch below. More »

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Watch: Bill Cosby On Rape Allegations, ‘Reality Is The Situation. And I Can’t Speak’

At present, more than 40 women have accused Bill Cosby of rape and/or sexual assault over course of the last year or so but going back 30+ years into his career. Earlier today, Cosby made an appearance on Good Morning America to address those allegations in a very bizarre manner that didn’t really address the allegations at all. Cosby is scheduled to deliver remarks to a group of students in Alabama later today and the expectation is that his participation at and event called March for Education will cause some controversy … because he has been accused by so many women of assault and has yet to actually discuss those allegations. His appearance on GMA was meant, I think, to diffuse some of that controversy … but after hearing his remarks below, it appears he has only made the situation more confusing. More »

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Madonna Has Made ‘Billboard’ Music Chart History With Her 45th #1 Song

Congratulations are in order for Madonna who today becomes the QUEEN of the Billboard magazine music charts. Madonna‘s latest single, Ghostttown, has reached the #1 position on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, becoming her 45th song to reach #1 on that particular chart. She is now the artist with the most #1s on a single Billboard chart of all time! Her first #1 song on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart was Holiday/Lucky Star way back in 1983 and, since then, she has amassed 44 more #1 songs on the Dance Club Songs chart. Wow. More »

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Watch: HBO Releases A Second Trailer For ‘True Detective’ Season 2

"We get the world we deserve"

In early April, we got to see the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming second season of True Detective season 2, which will premiere on HBO on June 21. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer video for the new season of the show and, as you can see above, a lot of dark things are teased in this new clip. The new cast of TD season 2 includes Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch … and from the looks of things thus far, it would appear that the second season of True Detective is going to bum us out considerably. Check out the trailer and save the date, True Detective season 2 cometh next month.

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First Look: The CW Releases A First Trailer For Its ‘Arrow’/'The Flash’ Spin-Off Titled ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’

"Sometimes the world needs a team"

Back in March we learned that Hawkgirl would be one of the new characters included in the upcoming superhero spin-off series based on characters from The CW superhero shows Arrow and The Flash and today we get our first look at that new series, titled DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The trailer embedded above gives us our first look at the series and informs us a bit about what the show will be all about. Not only does it give us our first look at Hawkgirl (played by Ciarra Renee) but it also reveals that ex-Black Canary / Sarah Lance (played by Caity Lotz) will live on as the resurrected White Canary (thank Ra’s Al Ghul for his Lazarus Pit) … AND, it gives us our first look at Atom (played by Brandon Routh) shrinking down to miniature size for the first time (which was hinted at in last night’s season finale episode of Arrow). Also in the mix are Firestorm (played by Robbie Amell and Victor Garber), Captain Cold (played by Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (played by Dominic Purcell). The trailer also reveals that this rag tag team of heroes and villains have been culled together by Rip Hunter (played by Arthur Darvill), a time-traveling rogue that will take this team through all points of time to fight bad guys … like Vandal Savage. Watch the trailer … see what you think. There is a lot going on. It’ll be interesting to see if this ensemble cast of superheroes can work together to bring us a TV show worth watching.

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First Look: Hilary Duff Releases The Album Art For Her New Album ‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.’

Earlier today, we saw the Tinder-influenced music video for Hilary Duff‘s new single Sparks and right now, we get to check out the cover art for her new album Breathe In. Breathe Out. As you may recall, Hilary was previously planning to name her album Sparks, like her current single, but has clearly had a change of heart. Click below to see the album art for Breathe In. Breathe Out. which, I think, is simple yet effective as cover art. More »

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