With Banners Flying, Broadway Cheers Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage
Broadway’s twitterati over the sexual rainbow responded to news of this morning’s Supreme Court ruling with all the fervor of an 11 o’clock number that brings down the house and prompts a standing ovation. Here’s a sampling (refresh for updates):
Neil Patrick Harris: It’s a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah
Alan Cumming: Holy sh*t SCOTUS!! What an amazing day and what a great step… Read
‘Sleeping With Other People’ Trailer: Rooting For Sudeikis & Brie To Get It On Already
IFC Films won a seven-figure bidding war for the Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People at the Berlin Film Festival, following the pic’s world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. It has set a September 11 release date for the pic, written and directed by Leslye Headland and exec produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Now the first trailer has dropped for the pic, in which Sudeikis and Brie are college buddies who meet 12 years later at… Read
‘Heroes Reborn’ Teaser: Not The Feel-Good Clip Of The Summer
“Where are the heroes?” Certainly not in this bleak promo for NBC’s upcoming miniseries. From war and riots to disasters and squalor — even a sad-looking dog — this is 30 seconds of sheer bummerdom. But we know that help is on the way in the form of Heroes Reborn, which premieres September 24 and is hitting Comic-Con next month. So everything’s OK… Read
‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Trailer: Netflix Offers Tour Of Camp Firewood
Bradley Cooper and Amy Poehler are among the folks you’ll see at opening day of the eight-episode series, based on the 2001 movie. Also watch for Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Michael Ian Black (The State), Paul Rudd (Parks And Recreation) and Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live). The series debuts on July 31.
Know Your Chinese Summer “Box Office Blackout” Blockbusters – Video
Friday marked the start of the unofficial summer "blackout" period at Chinese multiplexes. While Hollywood titles like Jurassic World and San Andreas are still in the Middle Kingdom marketplace, there won't be anything new from the majors for several weeks. This is one of the times of year when an unofficial span is implemented so that local movies get a chance to shine at the box office, and lift Chinese market share. December 2014 was also such a period, but had mixed… Read
‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Trailer #1: Jack Black And Bryan Cranston Meet Cute
The animated sequel doesn’t hit theaters until January, but Father’s Day is this weekend, so it’s appropriate that the first official trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3 emphasizes the first meeting between Jack Black’s titular martial arts expert Po and his biological father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston. See how two utterly polite and utterly clueless people fail to recognize they’re actually talking about each other. Meanwhile, and I realize how dated this reference is, the… Read
‘Daddy’s Home’ Trailer: Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg Comedy Pits Dad Against Stepdad
Daddy’s Home stars Will Ferrell as a mild-mannered radio executive who’s trying as hard he can to be a great stepdad to his wife’s two kids, but things get really challenging when their freewheeling, freeloading real dad (Mark Wahlberg) steps into the picture.
Each will do just about anything to win over the affections of the kids, including bring home a dog, only to be bested by bringing home a pony — you get the picture. Linda Cardellini, Hannibal Buress and Thomas… Read
‘Sicario’ Trailer: Emily Blunt & Benecio Del Toro Go After Cartel Shot Callers In Denis Villenueve Thriller
“Every day across that border, people are killed with his blessing. To find him would be like discovering a vaccine.” The disease is drug cartel violence in Mexico. The cure is Emily Blunt — or is it? Here’s the first trailer for Lionsgate’s Sicario, Denis Villenueve’s white-knuckle thriller that wowed Cannes in May. Blunt plays Kate, an FBI agent who “specializes in responding to escalating cartel activity.” Recruited by an elite U.S. government task force official (Josh… Read
‘The Peanuts Movie’ Trailer: Charlie Brown And The Gang In … Teenage Wasteland?
It’s a new trailer, Charlie Brown. But it’s the same old story. “I’m going to change who I am and become a winner,” our young, bald hero says. Well, the new girl in class does look at him — but how will Chuck react? Here’s the first trailer in months for The Peanuts Movie, the 3D CGI big-screen rendering of Charles Schulz’s enduring comic strip gang. And they’re all here, with voices that hew closely to those we all remember from the TV specials. Hence the decision to… Read
‘Boulevard’ Trailer: Robin Williams’ Final On-Screen Performance
In his final on-screen role, Robin Williams stars in Boulevard as a lonely married man who begins to confront the emptiness that permeates his life. That mundane life changes dramatically after he picks up a young male hustler (Roberto Aguire) on a Nashville street. Kathy Baker and Bob Odenkirk co-star.
The film, directed by Dito Montiel, bowed at Tribeca last year. Starz Digital picked up U.S. rights and will release the pic in theaters beginning July 10.
‘Grandma’ Trailer: Lily Tomlin Gets A Tattoo
“I need some help, Grandma.” Lily Tomlin stars as the acerbic grandma in Paul Weitz’s comedy that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and opened this month’s Los Angeles Film Festival. Tomlin plays a self-described misanthrope whose protective bubble bursts when her 18-year-old granddaughter (Julia Garner) shows up needing help. (Boy does she need help).
Laverne Cox appears in the new trailer, as Tomlin’s old bud who can’t give her the cash she needs to help… Read
‘Hotel Transylvania 2′ Trailer: Mel Brooks And Mommy’s Little Monster Join The Fang Gang
Lots has changed since we last checked in to Sony Pictures Animation’s monstrous lodging. The place now allows human guests as well as beasties, and there’s a new little monster toddling around — but is he really a vampire? Here’s the first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2, the ghoulish sequel to the 2012 toon. Drac (Adam Sandler) is the proud new grandpa of the surprisingly redheaded boy of Mavis and Johnny (Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg). When they threaten to move from… Read