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‘Being the Ricardos’ Review: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to Wry Perfection in Aaron Sorkin’s Domestic Showbiz Rouser

Contrary to popular belief, not every piece of drama with Aaron Sorkin’s name on it has the inimitably timed, exquisitely percussive sound of I-top-you-no-I top-you combative patter known as Sorkinese. “The American President,” in its way, had a sweet flow to it. “The Social Network” was as supple an evocation of the formative tech culture […]
Tags: Reviews, Aaron Sorkin, Nicole Kidman, J.K. Simmons, Social Network, Lucille Ball, Javier Bardem, Ricardos, Desi Arnaz, Being the Ricardos, Adam Sorkin


Being The Ricardos Review: An Exhausting And Unfunny Look At One Of The Funniest People Ever

Some multi-hyphenate filmmakers become their own worst enemy because they end up being stronger directors than writers, or vice versa. And then some multi-hyphenate filmmakers shouldn't attempt to broaden their scope at all. To wit, Aaron Sorkin, who proved himself earlier in his career to be extremely gifted at capturing the rat-a-tat, rapid-fire pace of the world of media and politics, grafting urgency while depicting people speed-walking and talking through the halls of Washington, D.C. and N...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Aaron Sorkin, Nicole Kidman, David Fincher, Lucy, Social Network, Lucille Ball, Fred, Kidman, Simmons, Sunset Strip, Alia Shawkat, Sorkin


Seals Reclaim the Open Seas in Animated 'Seal Team' Movie Trailer

"Let's see if we can take down a few of those sharks." Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for an animated comedy called Seal Team, a fun take on the Navy SEALs but about actual seals trying to fight back against sharks and whales. "Jaws will drop!" Ha ha ha. After his best friend is killed in a shark attack, Quinn, a lovable yet tenacious seal assembles a wacky "Seal Team" to fight back against a gang of sharks overtaking the neighborhood. Quinn and his squad of misfit recruits will st...
Tags: Movies, Navy, Trailer, Netflix, Animation, Quinn, J K Simmons, To Watch, Claggart, Jessie T Usher


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

In a recent feature for The A.V. Club, writer Matt Schimkowitz highlights the distressing trend of fan service he feels present in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." Most prominently: The movie's surplus of fan surrogates. "Traditional audience surrogates speak to the viewer's logic and put their point of view on screen," Schimkowitz explains. "A fan surrogate focuses on a specific viewer who knows everything about the cinematic universe unfolding before them ... allowing a movie like Reitman's 'Ghostbu...
Tags: New York, Movies, Wikipedia, Earth, James Bond, Bill Murray, Manhattan, Siberia, Epa, Jason Reitman, Rudd, Murray, Ray, Harold, Ivo, Janine


Zachary Levi's Guardians Of The Galaxy Audition Landed Him Shazam

Zachary Levi is one of those actors who, like J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe, has had a role in both DC and Marvel movies. DC fans know him as the hero of "Shazam," while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe he took over the role of the dashing Fandral from Josh Dallas in "Thor: The Dark World" (only to be quickly killed off in the next movie as director Taiki Waititi cleaned house).Levi almost played a much larger role in the MCU, however. In fact, he was up for the starring, nay, star-lording role ...
Tags: Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Levi, Shazam, Chris, James, Chadwick Boseman, Pratt, Zach, Gunn, Challa, J K Simmons, Quill


Movies Like Avatar That Are Just As Visually Stunning

At the time, "Avatar" was a box office phenomenon the likes of which the film industry had never seen. It shouldn't have surprised anyone: Director James Cameron had proven himself a titan of that particular arena back in the '90s, unleashing one groundbreaking, blockbuster event film after another, and he'd worked for over a decade developing this ambitious sci-fi project -- an epic that wasn't based on any previously existing material.The road to production wasn't easy, as Cameron's latest for...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, Virginia, Superman, Earth, Star Trek, Pandora, Avatar, United States, Bud, Cameron, Stanley Kubrick, Russell Crowe, Pocahontas, Mars


The 14 Best Moments In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The funniest Twitter thread of the year wasn't just a merciless evisceration of how every blockbuster movie trailer feels the same -- it was a specific evisceration of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which has been sold to audiences as the "serious" counterpoint to 2016's "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call." And while watching Ghostbusters discourse become a haven for sexist trolls has been nothing short of head-spinning, there's zero question that the movies themselves get caught in the crossfire."Ghost...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Walmart, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Vigo, Missy Elliot, Trevor, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Robert Zemeckis, Spielberg, Tolkien, Murray, Cadillac, Tribeca


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoiler Review: Bustin' Makes Me Feel Uneasy And Disappointed

As Hollywood continues to revive old franchises for new generations, the road most traveled is the legacy-quel that brings back all the familiar story beats, characters, and winking references to their predecessors. In the case of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," director Jason Reitman promised "the biggest Easter egg hunt of all time" as he rounded up every possible reference to "Ghostbusters" and, to a lesser extent, "Ghostbusters II." Unfortunately, an Easter egg hunt does not a great movie make."G...
Tags: Reviews, New York, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, America, Walmart, United States, Manhattan, Harry Potter, Columbia University, Connor, Trevor, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters


National Champions Trailer: Stephan James Takes A Stand Against J.K. Simmons And The NCAA

Golden Globe nominee Stephan James ("If Beale Street Could Talk," "21 Bridges") and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons of "Whiplash" go head-to-head in college sports drama "National Champions," and it looks intense.James plays LeMarcus James, a star quarterback who launches a players strike just hours before the national title game, which happens to be the biggest game of the year, in order to leverage demands for fair compensation for the college student-athletes who make tons of money for their school...
Tags: Movies, News, Aaron Sorkin, NFL, America, Trailers, Ncaa, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bennett Miller, James, Golden Globe, Simmons, J K Simmons, Ric Roman Waugh, Brad Pitt Jonah Hill, Iwanyk


The 14 Best Sci-Fi Shows On Amazon Prime

Even before television had the technology to do justice to the ambitious, creative stories that would capture the imagination of audiences throughout the 20th century, science fiction had long been one of the most popular genres on the small screen. By taking a close look at a strange new world, we are often able to better understand our own. And in the case of early television, using science fiction was a way to address socio-political issues without running afoul of censorship efforts ("We're ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Television, Movies, Germany, Berlin, Department Of Defense, Amazon Prime, Earth, Star Trek, Bbc, Vietnam, Patrick Stewart, Philip K Dick, Black Mirror, Tatiana Maslany


The 15 Best Amazon Prime Original Series

Amazon Prime was not the first streamer to produce original content, but over the years it has developed a solid block of programming that can go toe-to-toe against anyone else in the game. Since 2013, when the first original shows began to stream on Amazon Prime, its reputation has only risen. In the beginning, many of Amazon's shows were underrated gems that flew under the radar, struggling to compete with the larger efforts from network and cable television, to say nothing of competitors like...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Christopher Nolan, UK, London, Television, Movies, Germany, Neil Gaiman, America, Georgia, Amazon Prime, Earth, Rome, Netflix, Britain


The 15 Best Law & Order Characters Ranked

"Law & Order" is the series that just won't quit. The first episode of creator Dick Wolf's signature franchise aired in the fall of 1990 and would continue to thrive for another 20 years, generating six spin-off series, UK and Russian versions, and a TV movie. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law And Order: Organized Crime" are still on the air, with another spinoff, "Hate Crimes," waiting in the wings. Most exciting of all, the mothership itself, the OG "Law & Order" with its characteri...
Tags: UK, New York, Television, Movies, California, New York City, Green, Broadway, James Bond, Vietnam, Jack, Ada, Cutter, Rudy Giuliani, Harlem, Skoda


Batgirl HBO Max Movie Casts Brendan Fraser As The Villain

The Brendan Fraser renaissance continues.The actor, who is still most famous for starring in Stephen Sommers' "The Mummy" trilogy, has been on an excellent run for the past few years, and now he's added yet another high-profile role to his dance card. According to Deadline, Fraser been cast as the villain in DC's "Batgirl," joining actress Leslie Grace in a superhero movie that's intended to debut on the HBO Max streaming service.Fraser is having a hell of a year, having already appeared in Stev...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Disney, Steven Soderbergh, Batgirl, Darren Aronofsky, Martin Scorsese, Gordon, Fraser, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, J K Simmons, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Sommers, Barbara Gordon


Being The Ricardos Trailer: Nicole Kidman Is Having A Ball As The I Love Lucy Icon

After guiding "The Trial of the Chicago 7" to plenty of awards attention in this past year's Oscars ceremony (although it was ultimately shut out), Aaron Sorkin returns once again to the based-on-true-events scene with "Being the Ricardos." Faced with the impossibly tall task of bringing the very public figures of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball to life, the predictably star-studded cast nonetheless features a top pairing that caught many by surprise, to put it mildly. Now, however, viewers will fin...
Tags: Movies, News, Aaron Sorkin, Chicago, Nicole Kidman, Trailers, Cate Blanchett, Lucy, Ball, Amazon Prime Video, Lucille Ball, Kidman, Desi, Sorkin, Javier Bardem, J K Simmons


HBO Max’s Live-Action Batgirl Movie Adds Bad Boys for Life’s Jacob Scipio

According to Deadline, Bad Boys for Life actor Jacob Scipio has officially been tapped to star opposite Leslie Grace in HBO Max’s forthcoming live-action DC film Batgirl. Further details about his character are still being kept under wraps, but the superhero film will reunite Scipio with directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The 28-year-old English actor will also next be seen in upcoming star-studded projects such as Netflix’s Toni Collette-led drama series Pieces of Her, and Lionsgate’...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Lionsgate, Action, Netflix, Streaming, George Clooney, Gotham City, Batman, Dc, Nicolas Cage, Comic Book, Alicia Silverstone, Gordon, Warner Bros Pictures, Adil El Arbi


Bad Boys For Life Villain Jacob Scipio Joins The Cast Of Batgirl

According to Deadline, "Bad Boys For Life" baddie Jacob Scipio will star opposite Leslie Grace in Warner Bros. and DC Films "Batgirl." The role will see him re-teaming with "Bad Boys For Life" directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who are helming the live-action "Batgirl" film for the HBO Max streaming service. The news comes on the heels of Saturday's jam-packed DC FanDome event, which revealed our first proper look at "Batgirl" via some some slick concept art for the upcoming movie.  An Un...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Batgirl, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Jane The Virgin, Michael Keaton, Gina Rodriguez, Ezra Miller, Loki, Gordon, Simmons


Andy Serkis Says The Batman Will Be Another Matt Reeves 'Masterpiece'

Andy Serkis and Matt Reeves worked together on the "Planet of the Apes" reboot trilogy, in which Serkis portrayed the highly expressive lead ape, Caesar, via motion capture. It's one of those rare movie trilogies that is solid all the way through, with the middle installment, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," being especially great. For "The Batman," Serkis and Reeves are reuniting, and this time, Serkis is playing a human character, the butler Alfred Pennyworth, opposite Robert Pattinson's Bruc...
Tags: Movies, News, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Michael Caine, Batman, Tom Hardy, Alfred, Dawn, Reeves, Jeremy Irons, Caesar, J K Simmons, Ultron, Dylan Clark, Michael Gough


Venom: Let There Be Carnage Credit Scene Explained: It's Madness, Eddie

"Venom: Let There Be Carnage" has finally arrived in theaters after roughly a year of delays. As with many superhero flicks of the modern era, it also brings with it a post-credits scene. Sometimes these scenes are just having a little bit of fun. Other times they bring with them universe-shattering consequences and reveals. In the case of this particular movie, it's the latter option. So buckle up, because we've got an awful lot to talk about.Warning: major spoilers ahead for "Venom: Let There ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Sony, Eddie, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo, Spider Man, Jameson, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, Spidey, J K Simmons, Peter Parker, MCU, Morbius


The Woods Casts J.K. Simmons As A Murderous Psychopath On A Rampage

JK Simmons has big plans to unleash his inner villain in the upcoming thriller, "The Woods." Starring alongside Allen Leech ("Downton Abbey"), Fernanda Urrejola ("Cry Macho"), and Isabelle Anaya ("Donny's Bar Mitzvah"), Simmons plays a murderous sociopath on a rampage. Earlier this year, he flexed his muscles in "The Tomorrow War" and has previously shown some sociopathic tendencies in "Whiplash," so this feels like a pretty solid fit for JK Simmons, a man with a certain air of intimidation surr...
Tags: Movies, News, Woods, Damien Chazelle, Simmons, Schumacher, J K Simmons, JK Simmons, Terence Fletcher, Jonah Jameson, Michelle Schumacher, Omni Man, Isabelle Anaya Donny, Mitzvah Simmons, Carolyn Carpenter JK Simmons, Superman Omni Man


Batgirl Brings In Loki Composer, Can We Hope For Some Sweet Theremin Action?

Natalie Holt, the composer who gave such "glorious purpose" to "Loki" this summer on Disney+, has confirmed via her Twitter account that her next project is the upcoming "Batgirl" movie for HBO Max. After providing Marvel Studios with one of its best original scores, Holt will now be going to work for the Distinguished Competition, DC, on another superhero-related project.Holt started out as a classical violinist before transitioning into film and television work as a composer. She pulled out al...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Disney, Beverly Hills, Justice League, Batgirl, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Joss Whedon, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Simmons, Holt, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah


Listen to Exclusive Tracks From Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka’s Goliath Season 4 Score

Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, and J.K. Simmons, has its fourth, and final, season premiere slated for this Friday, September 24. As such, we are premiering two exclusive tracks from Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka’s score, which Lakeshore Records will release on the same day as the series premiere. RELATED: Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Expands Upon the Anime, But Doesn’t Violate Canon Both tracks perfectly embody the score evolution of Goliath throughout the seasons....
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Drama, America, San Francisco, Fox, Netflix, Soundtrack, Showtime, TV News, Streaming, Cbs, Hugh Laurie, Billy, Lakeshore Records


Listen to Exclusive Tracks From Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka’s Goliath Series Score

Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, and J.K. Simmons, has its fourth, and final, season premiere slated for this Friday, September 24. As such, we are premiering two exclusive tracks from Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka’s series score, which Lakeshore Records will release on the same day as the series premiere. RELATED: Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Expands Upon the Anime, But Doesn’t Violate Canon Both tracks perfectly embody the score evolution of Goliath throughout the s...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Drama, America, San Francisco, Fox, Netflix, Soundtrack, Showtime, TV News, Streaming, Cbs, Hugh Laurie, Billy, Lakeshore Records


Queen Latifah Keeps Everyone Safe in The Equalizer Season 2 Trailer 

CBS has debuted the official trailer for the upcoming second season of the hit crime drama series The Equalizer, starring Oscar nominee Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall. The series is scheduled to make its return on Sunday, October 10. The Equalizer Season 2 trailer, which you can check out below, teases McCall’s latest mission as she gets enlisted to track down bank robbers, who’ve killed lots of innocent people in their last heist. It also continues to highlight her determination to save and prot...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Drama, Action, TV News, Cbs, Queen Latifah, Denzel Washington, Latifah, Billy Bob Thornton, John Fox, J K Simmons, John Davis, Universal Television, McCall


Batgirl’s Leslie Grace Responds To Rumors About J.K. Simmons Playing Gordon

Could Batgirl finally offer J.K. Simmons the chance to play James Gordon again?
Tags: Religion, Batgirl, Gordon, J K Simmons, James Gordon, Leslie Grace


Every MCU Post-Credits Sequence Ranked From Worst To Best

Audiences have been trained like Pavlov's pups to sit through the credits after each installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you get up and leave before every grip, catering company, and song on the soundtrack has been listed, you might even be openly mocked by those still glued to their chairs. See, Marvel Studios has made an art form out of mid-credits and post-credits teasers. Some MCU films have just one scene at the very end of the credits. Others have several sprinkled throughout....
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Disney, America, Earth, Smithsonian, Josh Brolin, Benjamin Bratt, Thor, Thanos, James Gunn, Stan Lee, Avengers, Wanda, Sam, Ben Mendelsohn


Somebody I Used to Know: Dave Franco to Direct Amazon Original Starring Alison Brie

Amazon Studios has announced that Dave Franco (The Rental, The Afterparty, Day Shift) will direct the upcoming Amazon Original film Somebody I Used to Know from a script he wrote alongside Alison Brie (Glow, Promising Young Woman). Brie will also star in the Temple Hill Entertainment and Black Bear Pictures-produced romantic comedy alongside Jay Ellis (Insecure) and Kiersey Clemons (The Flash). RELATED: It’s Billy Bob Thornton vs. J.K. Simmons in Goliath Final Season Trailer “Somebody I Used to ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Dave, Franco, Jay, Alison, Kiersey Clemons, Schwarzman, Billy Bob Thornton, Amazon Studios, Dave Franco, Temple Hill, J K Simmons, Black Bear, Sean Ellis


Ed Asner's 10 Best Roles, Ranked

We lost a giant of acting over the weekend, with the loss of Ed Asner at the age of 91. Asner had been an omnipresent persona in films, TV, live-action and animated storytelling, and even video games throughout his career. Spanning more than six decades, Asner's filmography is massive — even though most people may know him best for a few key roles. Today, in his honor, let's look back at ten of his greatest roles on the big and small screens. Lou Grant: The Mary Tyler Moore Show And Lou Grant Th...
Tags: Movies, News, Maryland, Abc, NYC, Disney, Netflix, Oliver Stone, West Africa, Cbs, South America, John Wayne, Jfk, Pixar, Will Ferrell, Tobey Maguire


Spider-Man: No Way Home's Trailer in Animation for Your Saturday Morning Cartoon Viewing Pleasure

We got the first, highly-anticipated trailer this week for Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. If that wasn’t enough to satisfy you, a YouTuber has recreated it (yes, already!) using animation from Spider-Man: The Animated Series—with a little helping hand from the animated The Incredible Hulk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Iron Man, Sony, Jamie Foxx, Jon Favreau, Marvel Comics, Rhino, Youtuber, Spider Man, James Whitbrook, Marisa Tomei, Ned, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, J K Simmons