At The Movies
The Darkest Minds
When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities,
they are seen as a threat by the government and sent to
detainment camps. Sixteen year old Ruby soon escapes
from her captors and joins other runaways who are
seeking a safe haven. Banded together and on the run,
they soon combine their collective powers to fight the
adults who tried to take away their future.
Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a New York suburbanite who's about to
give birth to her third child. Her husband, Ron, is loving and works hard, but
remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the
baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to
help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to
appreciate all that Tully does, forming a special bond with her new, life saving
Paul Feig is attached to direct a movie version of the children’s
story The Sweetest Fig, based on the illustrated book by Chris
Van Allsburg. The Sweetest Fig was published in 1993 and takes place
in Paris, centered on a wealthy dentist who lives alone in an apartment with his
dog, who he mistreats. His dog eats a magic fig, which transforms the dentist
into the dog and the dog into the dentist.
Warner Bros. is in the early stages of rebooting of the 1980s
sitcom, ALF. The insider stresses that the reboot is in very early stages
of development. The news was first reported by TV Line. No network is attached.
NBC, which aired ALF for four seasons, and Warner Bros. TV declined to
The domestic box office weekend looks to be a battle between Disney’s
Christopher Robin and the sophomore frame of Tom Cruise’s
Mission: Impossible Fallout as both titles head for three day totals
around $30 million. Newcomer The Spy Who Dumped
Me is targeting low double digits.
Amazon has opted not to order a second season of Bryan Cranston’s
family comedy drama The Dangerous Book For Boys. The decision comes four
months after the series’ first season was released. The cancellation should not
come as a surprise. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke stated
about The Dangerous Book For Boys‘ renewal chances in June, “It’s looking very
tough for the cost of the show. It’s really difficult, coming from the genre
where it exists and the kind of audience it’s drawing. The math doesn’t quite
J.J. Abrams is now officially active on Twitter and for his first-ever
tweet, he announced that Star Wars 9 has started filming while
also talking about Carrie Fisher and shouting out Rian
Johnson and George Lucas. As most directors and celebrities
are either deleting their Twitter accounts or trying to sanitize them, J.J.
Abrams has decided to stick his toes in the social media pool for the first
time. In addition to the kind words, Abrams also posted a picture from the set.
Almost eight weeks after saying goodbye to Anthony Bourdain,
CNN is getting ready to say goodbye to his series Parts Unknown,
too. CNN revealed that Bourdain’s program would air its final season this fall,
consisting of five episodes, only one of which was completed before Bourdain’s
death by suicide in June.
Nicole Kidman is in talks to play former Fox News anchor
Gretchen Carlson in Fair and Balanced,
Annapurna’s upcoming movie about disgraced Fox News Chief Roger
Ailes. Kidman will join Charlize Theron, who will portray
former Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Chris Hardwick will return to work at NBC, the network
announced. The host will appear on next week’s episode of America’s Got
Talent as scheduled, and will return to host the third season of The
Wall when the game show resumes production in the fall.
Rashida Jones is set to co-direct a Netflix documentary on her
father Quincy Jones alongside Alan Hicks.
Linda Hamilton is reprising her role as iconic character Sarah
Connor in the upcoming Terminator sequel and the first official
photo has been released. The image shows Hamilton as the battle hardened
character who fought the machines in 1984's The Terminator and 1991's
Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff tied the knot with his
fiancée Hayley Roberts in a small ceremony in Puglia, Italy.