New ‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Parenting Advice From Whitey Bulger
We won’t know until September if Black Mass, the long-overdue biopic about notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, is going to be any good, but the trailers, at least, are riveting. The newest features Johnny Depp’s spectacularly creepy take on Bulger, seen here dispensing life advice to a 6-year-old, strolling around his neighborhood, and of course straight up killing people willy nilly.
Black Mass spans the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s, depicting how Bulger, a… Read
‘Fuller’ Brush-Off: Olsens Won’t Head Home For ‘Full House’ Sequel
Update Saturday, 12:30 PM – Shortly after news of the Olsen twins’ decision broke, a disappointed Stamos weighed on twitter that he was “heartbroken,” but that he wished the duo well.
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 23, 2015
I understand they're in a different place and I wish them the best. I promise you will not be dissapointed with our reunion and spin off!!
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) May 23, 2015
Stamos elaborated on Facebook: “Just so you… Read
Melissa McCarthy Staying At CAA
UPDATED: Almost two months after the bombshell move of CAA’s top comedy talent agents to UTA, including Jason Heyman and Martin Lesak, I’ve learned that the last remaining A-list client in play, Melissa McCarthy, has made her choice, and she is staying with CAA. McCarthy had been with Heyman and Lesak for the past 5 years as she saw her career explode. She joined CAA shortly after landing the female lead in Mike & Molly, which would earn her an Emmy Award, and her… Read
Point.360 To Acquire Troubled Postproduction House Modern VideoFilm
L.A.-based postproduction house Point.360 has agreed to acquire Modern VideoFilm, the troubled post house whose day-to-day operations were taken over by the giant Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group in October.
“Modern VideoFilm has entered into a preliminary agreement to become part of Point.360," the companies said in a statement Friday. "Once the transaction is complete, the combined company will form one of the industry's largest independent providers of… Read
‘Jurassic World’ Tracking Like ‘Man Of Steel’ – But How Many $100M+ Openings After That In Summer 2015?
Tracking for the next installment in the Universal Pictures franchise Jurassic World came out yesterday, and it looks like it’s heading for a $100 million-$130 million opening, in line with Warner Bros.’ Man Of Steel which opened to $116.6M in the summer of 2013. Man Of Steel ended its domestic run with $291M. From the tracking we are looking at right now, total awareness for the film is in the 90% range and unaided awareness is higher than Warner Bros.’ big disaster… Read
Time Warner Cable Nears A Decision On A New Merger Deal – Reports
Here we go again: Time Warner Cable execs will spend the holiday weekend negotiating with Charter Communications and Luxembourg-based Altice Group about a sale that could be decided “as soon as next week,” Bloomberg reports.
That jibes with Wall Street Journal stories about intensifying negotiations — including one that says Altice’s founder, billionaire Patrick Drahi, met with TWC chief Rob Marcus in New York this week about a potential cash-and-stock offer.
Hollywood Teamsters Reach Contract Deal With Basic Crafts Unions
Hollywood's Teamsters and the basic crafts unions have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract. Terms of the deal, which must be ratified by the unions' members, were not disclosed. "We were able to achieve good contracts for all of our covered members while at the same time keeping Hollywood working," said Steve Dayan, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 399 and chairman of the basic crafts. "Under this agreement, we were able to ensure stability… Read
‘Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit: Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Sues Bill Condon & Distributors
What would the Great Detective have Dr. Watson and the Baker Street Irregulars do with this case? On the eve of the 156th anniversary of the birth of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author's often litigious estate this week hit director Bill Condon and co-distributors Miramax and Roadside Attractions in federal court with a copyright and trademark infringement complaint over the upcoming Mr. Holmes. The estate wants a plethora of unspecified damages… Read
Michael Rooker Signs Up For ‘The Belko Experiment'; Bai Ling To Have ‘Maximum Impact’
Michael Rooker has joined the cast of the upcoming horror thriller The Belko Experiment, writer/producer James Gunn announced today on Facebook. The Walking Dead star, last seen as Yondu in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, will play the role of Bud Melks, head of maintenance in the Belko Building.
The film follows the employees… Read
UP Orders ‘Last Hope With Troy Dunn’ To Series
The network that bill itself as “feel good TV for you and your family” had greenlighted its latest series — and it certainly fits that bill. Casting is underway for UP’s working-titled Last Hope With Troy Dunn, in which author and motivational speaker Dunn tracks down lost loved ones and facilitates reunions. Produced by DunnDeal Studios, the series will launch in the fall. Meanwhile, the net also has acquired all 44 episodes of Dunn’s reality series The Locator, which it… Read
Swoosie Kurtz On ‘Mike & Molly,’ Mom And Her First Tony Award Nomination
EXCLUSIVE: I met Swoosie Kurtz for the first time in the brief lull between her first Tony nomination and her first win. Almost immediately I asked her to marry me. Didn’t matter that I was married at the time. Didn’t matter that we were somewhat blazed and not alone (everyone was blazed and as I recall, everyone of every sexual predilection was asking for Swoosie Kurtz’s, um, hand in marriage). We were young, the environment was bohemian, to employ a euphemism, and all… Read
‘Golan The Insatiable’ Trailer: Kneel Before Fox’s New Toon Series
A year after Fox scrapped its ADHD Saturday animation block, one of the programs culled from that toon incubator is making its way to primetime. Here’s the first trailer for Golan The Insatiable, which launches May 31 with a new voice cast led by Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. It follows Dylan (Plaza), a 9-year-old small-town oddball who is picked on and harassed — until one day she stumbles upon Golan (Riggle), a mighty “godlord” from another dimension. All Dylan wants is… Read