Back in 2015, Aardman Animations released the stop-motion animated comedy flick ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ and it was a huge success. The movie made over $106 million at the box office, received incredible reviews from critics, and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 88th Academy Awards.
Now the team is returning for a sequel titled Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon…
“In the sequel, strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy, while at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun’s mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by exasperated farmer Bitzer. It’s close encounters of the herd kind.”
It’s scheduled to be released on April 5, 2019 in the United Kingdom. A release in the states will follow.
Check out the teaser trailer below…
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON - Official Teaser Trailer - YouTube
After the Kevin Hart debacle, which resulted in the removal of Hart as host of the upcoming Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences is reportedly freaking out. They don’t know what to do or who to pursue for the hosting gig.
“Sources claim various options are being considered, including doing a show without a traditional host, instead doing something ‘SNL style,’ and using a series of celebrities to segue into commercial breaks.”
That is certainly one option. Who would do the monologue then? Or would there not be one?
The Academy is going to meet Tuesday night to go over all the options. They reportedly don’t want to hire another late night host, but they also don’t want to get anyone too edgy, so their options are somewhat limited.
I mean, you know things are bad when even Kevin Hart is too controversial. He’s not exactly a dirty comic, so it was pretty shocking to see people turn on him.
We’ll see what happens. The Academy is in a tough position because hosts do not get paid that much and it’s a risky job to take. Most people are not going to like you, and you might offend someone.
Why would you want the job? Well, it’s a huge stage to be on and some true legends have hosted it before. Your name would be right next to theirs.
Are you ready for an epic battle between the most infamous monsters of all time? Of course you are.
The new ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters‘ trailer is out and it’s filled with monster madness.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a direct follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla. About five years have passed in the film, and human civilization is still trying to figure out how to coexist with fantastical creatures.”
If this trailer is any indication (which it is) this movie is going to be one monster fight after the other, and that’s not exactly a bad thing. I mean, you don’t buy a ticket to watch a Godzilla flick for the amazing storyline. You want to see action, and lots of it.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to hit theaters May 31, 2019. Check out the trailer below…
Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Official Trailer 2 - In Theaters May 31 - YouTube
You all remember Geoffrey Owens. The former ‘Cosby‘ actor who was shamed for working at Trader Joe’s earlier this year. Life has been good to Owens after the photo went viral. He’s landed a few gigs and was able to quit Trader Joe’s.
Now life is about to get even sweeter for Owens. According to a new report, he’ll co-star in the upcoming horror film Hide and Seek. He’ll be playing the head of security at a housing facility who helps protect a family from attacks.
This horror-thriller is a remake of the 2013 Korean hit of the same name.
“The socially-minded horror, which nods to the crisis in affordable housing and the growing chasm between rich and poor, follows a man searching for his long-lost brother who stumbles upon a secret world of squatters terrorizing the homes of unsuspecting tenants.”
No word on a release date, but principal photography is taking place in NYC.
Another day, another Marvel movie, and this one is a big one. Marvel Studios just released a new trailer for the fourth Avengers movie, which is apparently going to be titled Avengers: Endgame.
The film, which is scheduled to hit theaters April 26, 2019 could be the highest grossing film at the box office ever. Avengers: Infinity War, which was released back in April of this year, broke a number of records at the box office, including being the fastest film ever to gross $1 billion and $1.5 billion.
This upcoming Avengers film has a chance to beat it.
“The new film was directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the sibling tandem that began their Marvel Studios run with Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014, added Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and then escalated with Infinity War this past April.”
Check out the trailer below. As mentioned above, this movie hits theaters April 26, 2019…
Marvel Studios' Avengers - Official Trailer - YouTube
Are you ready for Shazam!? Warner Bros. just released a new poster for the superhero flick, which stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong and Djimon Hounsou.
“In the upcoming superhero movie, foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) acquires the power of SHAZAM, which, when he says that word, transforms him into an adult with superpowers (Zachary Levi) who must protect the world from the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong)”
It’s clear Warner Bros. is trying to keep up with the fun atmosphere Marvel has created for their superhero films. Warner Bros. was criticized early for being too dark. It looks like they have listened to their fans.
This Shazam! film looks like it’s going to be highly entertaining and I think Levi is the perfect actor for the role. His time on ‘Chuck’ prepared him for this. No doubt. Shazam! will hit theaters April 5, 2019.
Well, the Golden Globe nominations were released today and some people are scratching their heads a bit. For example, Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) but a movie like First Reformed was not.
And it’s not even like Bohemian Rhapsody was a hit with critics. It received mixed reviews across the board, so to see it nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globes is a bit strange.
Are the Golden Globes trying to tell me that Bohemian Rhapsody is more deserving than First Reformed, Hereditary, Widows, and the list goes on and on? I suppose it makes sense, though. The Golden Globes has always gone with the popular vote, and maybe that’s for the best. Leave the smaller, indie flicks to the Academy.
Anyway, enough ranting. Check out the list of nominations below. The Golden Globes will take place January 6, 2019.
Best Motion Picture – Drama “Black Panther”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Glenn Close (“The Wife”)
Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)
Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)
Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)
Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)
John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy “Crazy Rich Asians”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)
Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)
Charlize Theron (“Tully”)
Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Christian Bale (“Vice”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)
Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”)
John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Amy Adams (“Vice”) Claire Foy (“First Man”) Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)
Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)
Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)
Best Motion Picture – Animated “Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language “Capernaum”
“Never Look Away”
Best Director – Motion Picture Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)
Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)
Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)
Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)
Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Adam McKay (“Vice”)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture Marco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)
Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)
Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)
Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)
Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Best Original Song – Motion Picture “All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)
“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)
“Requiem For a Private War” (“A Private War”)
“Revelation’ (“Boy Erased”)
“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)
Best Television Series – Drama “The Americans”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Stephan James (“Homecoming”)
Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy “Barry” (HBO)
“The Good Place” (NBC)
“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”)
Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)
Alison Brie (“Glow”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Sacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)
Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)
Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television “The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
“Sharp Objects” (HBO)
“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)
Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)
Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)
Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)
You hear a lot about Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet, but you don’t hear as much about another young actor, Jesse Plemons. He has a few years on Chalamet and Hedges, but he’s only 30-years-old and he’s been quietly putting out some great work.
He was hilarious in ‘Game Night,’ and his performance in the indie flick ‘Other People‘ was absolutely beautiful. The dude has serious talent, and it looks like that talent will shine in Charlie Kaufman’s upcoming film, I’m thinking of Ending Things.
“Plemons will play Jake, a man going on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Brie Larson), who is thinking of terminating their relationship. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.”
Kaufman is directing this flick for Netflix. He’s also writing the script, which is based on Ian Reid’s 2016 novel of the same name.
I’m super excited about this project. Brie Larson and Jesse Plemons are great talents, but when you combine them with someone like Kaufman? The sky is the limit. This is the dude who wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich.
No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.
That’s a title I never thought I’d have to write. A Between Two Ferns movie? Whaaat? How would they stretch out the awkward interview sketch format to a full length movie? Well, we are about to find out.
The online talk show, which featured host Zach Galifianakis, aired on Funny or Die between 2008 and 2014. It returned in 2016 to interview Hilary Clinton and again in 2018 to interview Seinfeld and Cardi B. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s basically Galifianakis playing a stranger version of himself conducting super awkward interviews with celebrities.
Check out the clip below to get a feel…
Justin Bieber: Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis - YouTube
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix wants a feature film version of this. Production is already (secretly) underway and Scott Aukerman is directing…
“The format looks to continue in some form as an all-star lineup has shot, or is slated to shoot, appearances. Peter Dinklage, David Letterman, Keanu Reeves and Galifianakis’ Hangover cohorts Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper are on the docket, according to sources.”
Weird. So is it just going to be two hours of awkward interviews? Or will there be a story line, sorta like Bad Grandpa? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Honestly. I think this dude does it better…
Gordon Keith Gets Kinky With Amanda Peet shortly before she vomits off-screen. - YouTube
For those who don’t know, Lucas Hedges is the son of filmmaker Peter Hedges, but up until the most recent ‘Ben is Back‘ flick, they hadn’t really worked together.
And that’s mostly because of Lucas. It’s not that he didn’t think his father was an incredibly talented director, it’s just that…who wants to work with their dad? But also, he probably wanted to make his own name in the industry, and now that he’s done that, he feels more comfortable with the idea.
But still, he needed a little encouragement from Julia Freakin’ Roberts before he agreed to star in his father’s latest project, Ben is Back.
“I knew I had a problem when I met with Julia, and she wouldn’t listen to any of my ideas for who could play Ben. She said, ‘I want Lucas to do the movie.’ We talked through it, so I was thrilled when he finally decided to read the script.
Who wants to go work with your dad when you can work with Greta Gerwig? You can work with Martin Mcdonagh, Kenny Lonergan… why would you want to work with me? I get it. I would want to work with them before me.”
Lucas doesn’t look at it that way, though. He thinks his father doesn’t give himself enough credit, and once he read the script for Ben is Back, he knew it was something special.
“He wrote an unbelievable script, and he’s also at the end of the day, the only reason why I do this. I would have come along to it, but Julia accelerated the process.”
Hopefully they work together again in the future. Ben is Back is great, but I believe they can make something even better together.