At The Movies
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and
Princess Aurora. Together, they must face new allies and
enemies in a bid to protect the magical lands which they
share. Angelina Jolie is back as the
classic Disney villain in Maleficent: Mistress of
Evil which was originally set to arrive on May 29, 2020,
before Disney surprisingly announced that the release
date was being moved forward by seven months. Disney
will be hoping for more of the same from the sequel
after the original grossed an impressive $758.5 million
worldwide back in 2014, more than four times the
reported budget of $180 million.
A quick tempered cop who's recovering from eye surgery (Dave Bautista)
recruits a mild mannered Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani) to help him
catch the heroin dealer who murdered his partner. The mismatched pair soon find
themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they pursue violent
criminals through the seedy streets of Los Angeles. Bautista moves into a
leading role after his work with the WWE and Guardians of the Galaxy
Zoe Kravitz has been tapped to play Catwoman, the
antiheroine and sometime love interest of the Caped Crusader, in Matt
Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. Kravitz will star opposite
Robert Pattinson as Batman. Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two
Planet of the Apes sequels, took over Batman directing duties from Ben
Affleck in January 2017.
Megyn Kelly is returning to Fox News Channel,
briefly. Tucker Carlson has scheduled an interview with the former
Fox News and NBC News anchor, who will make her
first appearance on her former employer’s programming since leaving in early
2017. The segment would also mark Kelly’s first appearance on a TV-news outlet
since cutting ties with NBCUniversal in January.
Jason Sudeikis is bringing his Ted Lasso character
to Apple’s upcoming streaming service. In the series, Sudeikis plays
Lasso, an idealistic all American football coach hired to manage an English
football club despite having no soccer coaching experience at all.
ABC has tapped former Late Late Show host Craig
Ferguson to host a new game show called The Hustler. A
trivia based competition, each episode of The Hustler will see five contestants
work together to answer a series of questions. One of the five contestants, the
Hustler, will already know all the answers but must keep their identity a secret
from the others in order to win the grand prize.
Comedian Sarah Silverman is filming a new late-night pilot for
HBO. The untitled late night project will see Silverman “weighing in on the
mishigas of the week and taking live video calls.” Judd Apatow and
Amy Zvi will serve as executive producers on the pilot alongside
The Biggest Little Farm leads nominees for the fourth
annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, with seven bids, followed by
Apollo 11 and They Shall Not Grow Old.
AMC Entertainment will introduce an online video store in the
United States on Tuesday. Adam Aron, AMC’s president and chief
executive, said that the AMC Theaters On Demand will offer about 2,000
films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs, much like Amazon or
iTunes. Disney, Warner Bros., Universal,
Sony and Paramount have made deals with AMC for catalog and new
release movies to be available through the new service, with pricing between $3
to $5.99 to rent and $9.99 to $19.99 to buy.
Wiz Khalifa was recently spotted with a new mystery woman
following his split with model Winnie Harlow. The two first
sparked romance rumors last summer and made their relationship Instagram
official in October of last year.
While Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon shared
the small screen together during a few episodes of Friends, it's been
more than a decade since the pair collaborated on a special project. Luckily,
Apple TV+'s The Morning Show was an opportunity these two ladies
couldn't pass up on.