At The Movies
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers embark on an epic quest to
retrieve a long lost relic, but their charming adventure goes dangerously awry
when they run afoul of the wrong people. Based on the tabletop role-playing game
Dungeons & Dragons, it is set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting and has
no connections to the film trilogy released between 2000 and 2012. Chris
Pine delivers like a young Bob Hope. Michelle
Rodriguez is pithy and tart , Rege-Jean Page is broad,
Justice Smith is intricate, Daisy Head is a
no-nonsense waif, and Hugh Grant is self-absorbed zany. Together
this ensemble keeps you waiting for the unpredictable because you just don't
know what they will say or reveal.
A biopic of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart,
co-founder of Casablanca Records. Neil
Bogart (Jeremy Jordan) launches Casablanca
Records in the 1970s, giving rise to such musical acts
as Donna Summer, Parliament,
Gladys Knight, the Isley Brothers,
the Village People, Bill Withers
and KISS. Along with a rag-tag team of young
music lovers, Casablanca Records rewrites history and
changes the industry forever. Some of todays hot artists
represent the roster on Casablancas label. For fans of
music and the 70's this is an interesting look behind
the scenes of the little label that could.
Stream This Too
The story of how one of the world's most popular video
games found its way to players around the globe.
Businessman Henk Rogers (Taron
Egerton) and Tetris inventor Alexey
Pajitnov join forces in the USSR, risking it all to
bring Tetris to the masses. Set amid a tumultuous time
for the USSR and the video game industry, the film
frames itself as a combination of origin story, biopic,
and conspiracy thriller. It doesn’t always work, and
sometimes the film gets boxed in by its own conceit, but
the story of how one of the world’s favorite games
landed on a global stage is fun enough, and tense
enough, that it’s still worth playing.
Brad Pitt has sold the Hollywood home he shared with Angelina
Jolie for US$39 million (C$53 million). Pitt initially bought the abode,
which is also notable as the place where Jimi Hendrix wrote the
classic May This Be Love, from Cassandra
Peterson aka Elvira in 1994 for just $1.7 million. The lavish
property is 6,700 square feet (2,000 square metres) and has a skate park, a
ballroom, a movie theatre, a motorcycle garage, a stone house and a Koi pond.
Ryan Seacrest is “looking forward” to leaving Live. “I will
miss being with Kelly every morning and, of course, having a cup of coffee with
the audience. It’s such a fun show. Grateful for the six years I was able to do
it here in New York.”
Halle Bailey was “shocked” by the racist abuse she received
following her casting in The Little Mermaid. “It’s honestly
been such a crazy ride, and I genuinely feel shocked and honoured and grateful
to be in this position. A lot of times, I have to pinch myself and be like, is
this real life?” The Do It hitmaker credited her role in the film
for helping her to grow up.
Disney’s announcement earlier this year that another sequel to Frozen
was in the works came as a surprise, not just to fans, but to the Oscar
winning songwriting team responsible for the franchise’s songs such as Let
It Go and Into the Unknown.
There’s a new version of The X-Files on the horizon from Ryan
Coogler, according to series X-Files Chris Carter. “I just
spoke to a young man, Ryan Coogler, who is going to remount The X-Files with a
diverse cast. So, he’s got his work cut out for him because we covered so much
territory,” Carter revealed on the CBC podcast On The
Coast with Gloria Macarenko.
The Season 4 premiere of Succession brought in 2.3 million viewers on
Sunday. This number comes from a combination of Nielsen’s measurement of the
episode’s linear viewers on HBO’s cable channel and Warner Bros.
Discovery’s first party data about streams on HBO Max through
What’s better than Rachel Weisz? Two Rachel Weiszes. The
Oscar-winning actor is playing twins in Amazon Prime Video’s
upcoming Dead Ringers series, and the streamer now has double the
footage with the release of the full official trailer for the show.
Expect a shorter than normal winter when Game of Thrones
prequel series House of the Dragon returns. HBO has given the hit
series a shortened run of episodes for its upcoming second season, TheWrap
The Academy of Country Music Awards have named their co-hosts for the
show’s annual webcast May 11, bringing in Garth Brooks for his
first-ever role hosting any awards show, joining repeat ACMs host Dolly
Parton, who did it as part of a trio last year and as a solo host back in
Netflix viewers spent a lot of time tracking The Night
Agent last week. The thriller from Sony Pictures TV and
creator Shawn Ryan rocketed to No. 1 on the streamer’s internal
charts for the week of March 20-26. The Night Agent, which premiered March 23,
amassed 168.17 million hours of viewing worldwide over its first four days.