‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review: Marvel’s New Mutant Saga Mixes Old With New, And Fans Should Eat It Up
For the seventh in the X-Men movie series, and fourth he has directed, guru of all things mutant Bryan Singer has thrown everything into the pot and hopes there’s something for everyone. X-Men: Apocalypse definitely is a mixed bag, and the director, with help from screenwriter Simon Kinberg, might have bitten off too much. But I have to say what is on screen is highly entertaining for fans of the X-Men brand, one of Marvel’s most reliable.
I had heard bad buzz before… Read
‘Carnage Park’ Gets Summer Release Date From IFC Midnight
IFC Midnight has set a summer release for Carnage Park, Mickey Keating’s sniper horror film it acquired out of SXSW. The pic, which premiered at Sundance, will hit New York on July 1, day-and-date with its VOD bow. It will expand to Los Angeles later that month, but no firm date was set.
Set in 1978, Carnage Park follows two crooks (James Landry Hebert and Michael Villar) who botch a bank job then hit the road with a hostage (Ashley Bell). After one of the hoods checks… Read
Bernie Sanders Takes ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Victory Lap After Donald Trump Takes Debate Bait
"Last night we had Donald Trump. Tonight, Bernie. I'm interviewing all the candidates so I can decide which one of them will be my running mate,” Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Tonight’s visit by Sanders was a celebration for both men, having made headlines last night when Sanders planted a question on Kimmel’s show, directed at that night’s guest: Trump.
Sanders, via Kimmel, asked Trump if he was willing to debate in advance of the June 7… Read
‘Bloodline’ Season 2 Review: Riveting Netflix Drama Gets Darker & Better
Season 1 of Bloodline saw the series snag Lead Actor and Supporting Actor Drama Series Emmy nominations for Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn, respectively, as brothers John and Danny Rayburn. I'm not making any predictions or spilling spoilers, but if you liked Season 1 of the drama series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman (it was was one of my top 10 new shows of 2015), the much more kinetic Season 2 that debuts May 27 reveals last year was just… Read
‘Roots’ Review: Reimagined Slavery Epic Poignant In Era Of Black Lives Matter
Debuting on May 30 simultaneously on History, A&E and Lifetime and airing over four consecutive nights, the stunningly visceral new version of Roots probably will not get anywhere near the 130 million viewers who the original series drew in 1977.
However, this is a very different era in both the TV landscape and in the culture and, while A+E Networks is certainly hoping for big ratings, the $50 million, eight-hour Roots reimagining is about more than numbers. In this era… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: How ‘The Voice’ Thrives Even After ‘American Idol’s’ Demise
Warner Horizon Television’s reliable juggernaut The Voice is one of the few reality competition shows that has managed to stand up to Emmy’s perennial winner The Amazing Race. It has actually snatched the statuette twice — something no show other than Race has managed since the inception of the category. And as a consistent top 10 show, it is still standing even after the Godfather of the singing competition genre, American Idol, has gone off the air.
As part of Warner… Read
Donald Trump Tells Jimmy Kimmel How He Comes Up With All Those Nicknames
"Tonight, those of you watching at home will have the rare opportunity to see Donald Trump on television,” Jimmy Kimmel joked tonight on his ABC late-night show. “Trump is here in Hollywood, and I thought this was interesting, he has promised to make Hollywood Boulevard great again, by building a wall around Bill Cosby's star on the Walk of Fame. And Guillermo is gonna pay for it!"
During his visit, Trump explained his process in devising nicknames for his opponents (see… Read
‘Wayward Pines’ Season 2 Review: M. Night Shyamalan Series Should Have Quit While It Was Ahead
As this year's upfronts have displayed, it is often hard for broadcasters to resist salvaging past successes, adding a coat of reboot paint, and pushing it out on the schedule in hopes of similar ratings results. It's hard, but, as the second season of the dystopian Wayward Pines reveals, sometimes it is really best to resist that tendency and, in this case, let a limited event remain just that.
Debuting on May 25 on Fox and taking over Empire's slot, the 10-episode… Read
‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ Review: Inventive Sequel Is A Worthwhile Trip Down The Rabbit Hole
With over a billion dollar worldwide gross, not to mention a couple of Oscars, it was probably inevitable that Disney would try to turn 2010’s Alice In Wonderland into a franchise, and that is exactly what they have done with the follow-up, Alice Through The Looking Glass. This time around director Tim Burton is taking only a producing credit, handing over the directorial reins to James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted, Flight Of The Conchords, The Ali G Show), who actually… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Producers Apologize For Sunday’s Episode
SPOILER ALERT: This story includes details about Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones.
It’s not like it’s a new twist for Game of Thrones’ creators to kill off characters. But exec producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are expressing remorse for Sunday’s demise of Hodor (sort of). They paid a visit via video to Jimmy Kimmel Live to share their thoughts. Check it out… Read
‘The Sweet Life’ Clip: Chris Messina & Abigail Spencer Check Out In L.A. Film Festival Pic
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the first look at Rob Spera’s dramedy The Sweet Life which is having its world premiere at next month’s Los Angeles Film Festival’s Limelight section. Chris Messina and Abigail Spencer star as Kenny and Lolita, who are each struggling with their own brand of demons. They first meet by chance in Chicago and make a pact to travel across country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide. That plan becomes complicated when they fall in love along the way… Read
‘The Space Between Us’ Trailer: Kid Born & Raised On Mars Comes To Earth As A Teenager
Here’s an interplanetary conundrum: NASA sends a half-dozen astronauts to be the first to live on Mars. But little does the space agency know, one of them is pregnant and gives birth without revealing who the father is. NASA didn’t tell anyone about it — for 16 years. Now he’s a teenager who has been raised by scientists and has met fewer than 15 people in his life but is hip to what Earth is and “knows it’s all going on without him.” He also has developed an online… Read