At The Movies
I Feel Pretty
A woman (Amy Schumer) who struggles with
feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis
wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most
beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this
newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life
fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she
realizes her appearance never changed? A great exercise
in satire and social commentary performed in a hilarious
fashion by Schumer.
This historical drama is based on the events surrounding the release of the
Pentagon Papers, documents which detailed the history of the United States'
political and military involvement in Vietnam. The story centers on Kay Graham (Meryl
Streep), the first female newspaper publisher in the country
(specifically of the Washington Post), as well as her tough editor, Ben Bradlee
(Tom Hanks). The two become involved in an unprecedented power
struggle between journalists and the government, exposing a cover-up that has
spanned four different American presidencies.
Netflix has given a straight to series order to a series adaptation of
the V-Wars book series written by Jonathan Maberry. The
streaming giant has given the drama series a 10-episode first season order.
Ian Somerhalder will star as Dr. Luther Swann, who enters a world of
horror when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael
Fayne, into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans.
Amy Schumer is getting into the ring for her next role. The
comedian is in talks for Christy Martin, a boxing drama based on
the life and career of the titular world champion fighter who pushed for women's
place in the sport.
Ariana Grande is making her return to social media in a big way.
After a nearly five-month long absence from Twitter, the musician
returned to tweet a single teardrop emoji, causing patient fans to speculate
that new music might be dropped in the coming days. The Dangerous
Woman singer was not alone in sharing cryptic messages with the world. Her
mom Joan Grande, brother Frankie Grande and manager
Scooter Braun also tweeted the same emoji.
Cathy Yan has been tapped to direct the next Harley
Quinn movie based on the Birds of Prey comic with Margot
Robbie attached to star. Robbie’s LuckyChap is producing with Sue
Kroll and her Kroll & Co Entertainment, along with Bryan
Unkeless of Clubhouse Pictures. Christina Hodson,
who was recently tapped to pen the Batgirl pic, wrote the script.
ABC has given a series order to a spinoff of The Goldbergs
led by Tim Meadows as Principal Glascott. Set in the ’90s, the
untitled series will follow the teachers of William Penn Academy, led by
Principal Glascott (Meadows), Coach Mellor (Bryan Callen) and
Lainey Lewis (AJ Michalka) who, despite their eccentricities and
crazy personal lives, are heroes to their students.
The New York Times and the New Yorker shared the
Pulitzer Prize for public service for their bombshell reporting about
movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and multiple accusations of sexual
misconduct over the course of several decades.
Online movie ticketing service Fandango is launching a rewards program
that will allow members to amass points before redeeming a $6 credit that can be
used for a movie ticket or other Fandango offerings. Fandango announced the
program in advance of the summer box office, which kicks off this year with the
release of Avengers: Infinity War on April 27. It also comes amid the
continued growth of MoviePass, the controversial movie theater
subscription service that allows consumers to see one movie a day for as low as
$6.95 a month.
AMC's The Walking Dead is still a ratings juggernaut in its eighth
season, which just came to a close this Sunday. The Season 8 finale also acted
as a crossover transition into the Season 4 premiere of spin-off series Fear
the Walking Dead, which enjoyed a ratings bump for the effort.
It's game on for F. Gary Gray and Hasbro's M.A.S.K.
property. The Fate of the Furious filmmaker will direct the project for
As expected, Homeland will end with its upcoming eighth season. Star
Claire Danes has confirmed the news in an interview with Howard
Stern on his Sirius Xm show. "Yeah, that’s it," she
said when the host brought up the fact that the next season is rumored to be the
CIA drama's last. A representative for Showtime said that the network has
not made a decision beyond season eight. The drama is currently airing its
seventh season, the finale for which is set to air on April 29.
Netflix is about to bring you some laughs from Idris Elba
and a new true crime series to obsess over courtesy of the Duplass Brothers.
Elba is set to star in Turn Up Charlie, while Mark
and Jay Duplass will be taking on the docuseries Evil Genius:
The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist, the streaming
Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are set to host the 2018
Tonys, the theater industry’s biggest awards ceremony.