At The Movies
F9: The Fast Saga
Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) is living the
quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, but they
know that danger always lurks just over the peaceful
horizon. This time, that threat forces Dom to confront
the sins of his past to save those he loves most. His
crew soon comes together to stop a world shattering plot
by the most skilled assassin and high performance driver
they've ever encountered, Dom's forsaken brother (John
Cena). Lost of your favorite stars are back in
this high driving thriller.
Mythic Quest (Apple TV+)
Meet the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game
of all time. But in a workplace focused on building
worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most
hard fought battles don’t occur in the game, they happen
in the office. The series follows a fictional video game
studio that produces Mythic Quest, a popular MMORPG, run
by the game's creator Ian Grimm (Rob
McElhenney). At the start of the series, the studio
is about to release a major expansion pack to the game,
titled Raven's Banquet. The game's creative director is
Ian Grimm, who argues with lead engineer Poppy Li (Charlotte
Nicdao), head of monetization Brad Bakshi (Danny
Pudi), and head writer C.W. Longbottom (F.
Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk (Better
Call Saul) stars as Hutch Mansell, an
underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, taking
life's indignities on the chin and never pushing back. A
nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home
one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his
family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage
son is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca (Connie
Nielsen, Wonder Woman), seems to
pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident
strikes a match to Hutch's long simmering rage,
triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a
brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal
skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing
tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous
adversary, and ensure that he will never be
underestimated as a nobody again.
In a competitive situation, Netflix has given a 10 episode straight to
series order to a half hour workplace comedy inspired by the front office of the
Los Angeles Lakers. The project hails from Mindy
Kaling, former star and executive producer of one of the all-time great
workplace comedy series, The Office.
Up and coming Australian actor Sam Rechner has landed a
significant role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film. Rechner (Ruby’s
Choice) will play a high school classmate of the young, aspiring
filmmaker at the center of the story. He joins an A-list cast that already
includes Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul
Dano, Julia Butters, and Gabriel Labelle.
Surprisingly, for actress Rose Byrne, the hardest part of playing
a woman embracing ‘80s aerobics culture in the new Apple TV+ dramedy
Physical wasn’t learning the moves popularized in Jane Fonda’s
workout videos. Nor was it trying to keep a straight face as she watched herself
in spandex-style leotards and leg warmers. It was actually tapping into the
can-do attitude that elevates motivators to get people off the couch and break a
sweat in the first place.
The fourth and final installment in the Hotel Transylvania
franchise, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, will now debut during a far
spookier month. Previously dated for July 23, the Sony Pictures
Animation film will now release on Oct. 1, kicking off the Halloween season.
The movie will see Drac (Brian Hull) and the rest of the monsters
embark on a brand-new adventure full of twists and turns. When a new invention
created by Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan) transforms all the monsters
into humans and Johnny (Andy Samberg) into a monster, they must
work together to switch back before the change becomes permanent.
Marvel Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Feige
discussed the Scarlett Johansson led Black Widow,
which will premiere in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9, and the
possibility of other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters getting their own
prequel films and spin-offs during a recent press conference.
A Marvin Gaye biopic has been in the works for years, and a drama
of the legendary soul singer’s life is finally coming to the screen. Warner
Bros. is looking to make a new film covering the life and tragic death of
the beloved singer. The studio has enlisted help from director Allen
Hughes to helm What’s Going On. The latest incarnation
is based on a script from playwright poet Marcus Gardley, who is
behind the studios’ musical version of The Color Purple.
Director Peter Jackson’s new The Beatles documentary will debut over U.S.
Thanksgiving weekend exclusively on streaming site Disney+. The six hour epic,
which features never-before seen footage of the Fab Four, will air as three two
hour episodes over three days, beginning Nov. 25.
Fast and Furious franchise lead Vin Diesel seems open to
the idea of being part of future films. He mentioned a desire to make solo
movies centered around his character, Dom Toretto, that could be simply spinoffs
or prequels with a younger actor.
Fox has cancelled the Denis Leary fronted family sitcom
The Moodys after two seasons. A network source confirms that the
series will not be back for a third season.
Patrick Dempsey played Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy
for a decade, winning praise from fans and broad mainstream fame by starring in
the hit ABC drama. But one plaudit always eluded the show’s male lead: an
Emmy nomination for his performance as the wildly successful surgeon.
Now, thanks to his unexpected return to the show, that could all change.
Mark Hamill celebrated the announcement that his space sister
Carrie Fisher would finally be bestowed a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame. The late actress is among 38 honorees who will have their
names forever enshrined along the popular Los Angeles landmark, including
Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem
Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen
Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray
Liotta and Ewan McGregor.