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Respect Featurette Shows Jennifer Hudson’s Transformation Into Aretha Franklin

BEGIN SLIDESHOW A brand new Respect featurette for MGM’s forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic drama has been released, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, August 13. The video features interviews from director Liesl Tommy, Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, and more as they talked about the process of how Jennifer Hudson transformed into the legendary singer including learning how to play piano and getting a movement coach. Hudson was personally hand-picked by Franklin, who was i...
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‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25: An Oral History of Disney’s Darkest Animated Classic

In the mid-1990s, the possibilities were endless for Walt Disney Feature Animation. After the studio hit creative highs with Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, Disney was powerful enough to take risks that were impossible a decade earlier. An adaptation of an iconic Victor Hugo novel was such a risk. 25 years later, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the most remarkable films Disney’s ever released, and one that hasn’t been topped for sheer boldness. As it celebrates its 25th ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, France, Disney, Los Angeles, Features, Anniversary, Egypt, Roger Ebert, Animation, New York Times, Paris, Broadway, Argentina, Catholic Church

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Almost Cast Anthony Hopkins, Meat Loaf, and a Trio of Late Night Talk Show Hosts

Disney’s underrated take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame turns 25 this month, but he doesn’t look a day over 20! In honor of the film’s anniversary, /Film’s Josh Spiegel compiled an exhaustive oral history of the animated musical and learned some interesting details in the process, including the confirmation that several different voice actors were considered for major roles, including Anthony Hopkins, David Letterman, Cyndi Lauper, and more. When it comes to the Disney Renaissance, it often ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hannibal Lecter, Cher, Kevin Kline, Sam, Jay, Notre Dame, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Tony, Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Phoebus

Who is the Main ‘Black Widow’ Villain? Taskmaster Explained

Black Widow, the long-awaited solo adventure for Scarlett Johansson‘s assassin-turned-Avenger, arrives next month. And when it does it’ll introduce a new villain to the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Taskmaster, a character who loves to perform menial tasks like running to the grocery store or painting a fence! Okay, that’s not actually what the character does. But what is the deal with Taskmaster? Who is he? What does he want? And will he perform some tasks for me because I’m so very lazy? Here’s ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Bronx, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Wasp, Tony, James Young, Solomon, Bucky, MCU, Comic Book/Superhero, Avenger

If Pixar Made The Shining, It Would Still Freak Me Out

Snapchat has rolled out a new filter that turns users into Disney/Pixar characters, and Twitter has diverted resources into exploring its transformative potential. The movie Heat, fictional serial killer Michael Myers, and sad Ben Affleck all demonstrate that in most cases enlarged Disney eyeballs soften the edges.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jimmy Fallon, Nicki Minaj, Films, Ben Affleck, Disney, Snapchat, Heat, Morgan Freeman, Pixar, Jack, Ellen Degeneres, Dick, Will Arnett, The Shining, Jason Alexander

Scarlett Johansson criticises ‘hypersexualisation’ of Black Widow in Iron Man 2

Actor says her character was ‘talked about like a possession’ in her first appearance in the Marvel film franchiseScarlett Johansson has spoken out against the sexualisation of Black Widow in Iron Man 2, the 2010 blockbuster in which her character first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series.Speaking to Collider in the run-up to the release of the standalone Black Widow film, Johansson said: “While [Iron Man 2] was really fun and had a lot of great moments in it, the character is so se...
Tags: Film, Women, Marvel, Life and style, World news, Culture, Black Widow, Superhero movies, Scarlett Johansson, Sexual Harassment, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony, Johansson, Iron Man 2

12 of the best affordable Airbnbs in Atlanta, all starting under $160 per night

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Lively outdoor dining, entertainment, and activities make Atlanta an attractive place to visit. Nature enthusiasts will also find rivers, trails, and parks to explore in the "City in a Forest." We've chosen well-located Airbnbs in the city and just beyond, ranging from $75 to $157 a night. As travel picks up, the historically busiest airport in all of America, as well as Atlanta's famous ...
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Why does life flash before your eyes in a life-threatening scenario?

At the age of 16, when Tony Kofi was an apprentice builder living in Nottingham, he fell from the third story of a building. Time seemed to slow down massively, and he saw a complex series of images flash before his eyes. As he described it, “In my mind's eye I saw many, many things: children that I hadn't even had yet, friends that I had never seen but are now my friends. The thing that really stuck in my mind was playing an instrument". Then Tony landed on his head and lost consciousness. When...
Tags: Psychology, Death, UK, London, Time, Memory, Brain, Innovation, Nottingham, Mind, Einstein, Steve Taylor, Tony, Immanuel Kant, Gill Hicks, Carlo Rovelli

Beauty and the Beast Limited Musical Series Headed to Disney+

(Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Hannah Hall, Tim Palen) A limited Beauty and the Beast musical series is on its way to Disney+. The eight-episode series will be a prequel to the 2017 live-action film. Reprising their roles from the hit is Luke Evans (The Alienist) and Josh Gad (Frozen 2) as Gaston and LeFou. The series will also introduce Briana Middleton (The Tender Bar) as Louie’s stepsister, Tilly. The series is being developed, executive-produced, and written by Gad, Edwar...
Tags: Family, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Beauty and the Beast, Belle, Josh, Louie, Tony, Luke, Glenn Slater, Adam, Tommy, Alan Menken, HOROWITZ

‘Girls5Eva’ Season 2 is Heading to Peacock for More Glitter and Glam and Girl Power

In true pop star fashion, Girls5Eva announced on YouYube that the hit Peacock comedy is no longer just a one-hit-wonder. Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry are all back on stage (er, screen) for season 2 as Girls5Eva, because this reunited girl group is going to be famous forever. Peacock announced on YouTube that their ’90s pop music comedy is officially secured for a second season. Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Str...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Paula Pell, Tony, Sara Bareilles, Peacock, LFO, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, Tina Nigro, NBCUniversal Television, Lisa Katz, Girls5eva, Sara Bareilles Busy Philipps Paula Pell

Interview: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’s Daniel Mertzlufft & Kate Leonard

Ratatouille: The Musical is a unique social media experience that brought together a number of creative individuals, including Daniel Mertzlufft & Kate Leonard, who were kind enough to speak to about their experience adapting the popular Pixar animated film. Based on the Disney/Pixar film, Ratatouille, the musical sensation is an unprecedented, community-written, Broadway-caliber special event that first hatched when TikTok creator Emily Jacobsen’s musical Ratatouille-inspired po...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Disney, Avatar, Missouri, Broadway, Emmy, Kate, Pixar, Adam Lambert, Dan, Tony, Jacobsen, Emily, Alan Menken, Remy

Ladera Ranch man charged with conspiracy in Capitol attack told OC supervisors revolution was coming

A month before the Jan. 6  U.S. Capitol insurrection, a 40-year-old Ladera Ranch entrepreneur who has been charged with conspiracy in connection with the violent attack issued a dire, prophetic warning to the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “Week after week, I and others are with thousands in the street all up and down the state of California,” Russell Taylor said during a December 2020 board meeting. “You know what they are saying? Revolution. Storm the Capitol.” Here’s Taylor at last mont...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, California, Oregon, Police, Senate, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Warner, Riverside County, Taylor, Capitol Police, Southern California, Trump, Buffalo New York

‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield is a Musical Genius in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Feature Directorial Debut

“Do you know how many Jonathan Larsons there are? One.” Andrew Garfield plays the one and only musical genius, the composer and playwright behind Rent, who died suddenly on the night before the show’s off-Broadway premiere. But he left in his wake a Broadway touchstone, as well as tick, tick…BOOM!, an acclaimed autobiographical musical which will now be adapted to the screen by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. Watch the tick, tick…BOOM! trailer below. ti...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Netflix, Oscar, Broadway, David Auburn, Movie Trailers, Emmy, Musical, Andrew Garfield, Miranda, Garfield, Dunkirk, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony

Tick, Tick…Boom! Teaser For Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Directorial Debut

Netflix released the teaser trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s forthcoming feature directorial debut titled Tick, Tick…Boom!, based on Rent playwright and composer Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical Off-Broadway musical of the same name. The video gives us our first look at Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield as he portrays the role of Larson, an aspiring theater composer experiencing a midlife crisis about the career he has chosen. The film is expected to arrive in the select theaters and on Netflix t...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Streaming, Emmy, Andrew Garfield, Hamilton, Michael, Robin, Lin Manuel Miranda, Susan, Tony, Jon

‘In the Heights’: The Cuts, the Updates, the Ropa Vieja

For the creators of the Tony-winning Broadway musical “In the Heights,” the new, big-budget movie version wasn’t just a chance to go big with splashy song-and-dance numbers. It was also, according to playwright and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes, a chance to pull in close and get intimate in ways they couldn’t on a Broadway stage. […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Broadway, Lin-manuel Miranda, Tony, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jon M. Chu, In The Heights, Stagecraft, Ropa Vieja

Garth Drabinsky’s Comeback Will Be Broadway’s First Fully New Musical Since COVID Arrived

The first production on Broadway that hadn’t been previously scheduled and postponed will be Paradise Square, a show about the origins of tap dance, set in the 19th-century Manhattan slum called Five Points and featuring songs by the pre-Civil War composer Stephen Foster, directed by Moisés Kaufman and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Drabinsky, a three-time Tony-winning producer in the 1990s, has spent the past few years restarting his career after serving a prison sentence in Canada for fraud....
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, Broadway, Manhattan, Tony, Garth Drabinsky, Paradise Square, Stephen Foster, Moises Kaufman, 06.07.21, Bill T Jones Drabinsky

First 8 Minutes of In the Heights Released Ahead of Thursday Debut

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released the opening minutes of director Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed musical, In the Heights, starring Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace and Melissa Barrera. Originally scheduled for a June 18 release, In the Heights has now been slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max a week earlier on Thursday, June 10. The 8-minute long opening sequence begins with the introduction of Ramos’ Usnavi as he ta...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Streaming, Miranda, Steven Spielberg, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony, Vanessa

Clarence Williams III, ‘The Mod Squad’s’ Linc, dies at 81

By LINDSEY BAHR | Associated Press Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture series “The Mod Squad” and Prince’s father in “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 81. Williams died Friday at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer, his manager Allan Mindel said Sunday. Tributes came quickly on social media from both those who worked with Williams and those who admired him for his trailblazing roles and impactful performances. “Tales from ...
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Broad City Editor Jon Philpot Discusses Tackling First Feature Film & More

ComingSoon writer Jeff Ames got the opportunity to interview Emmy Award-winning film and TV editor, Jon Philpot about his work on the television series Broad City and the upcoming film False Positive. A24’s False Positive, starring Sophia Bush and Pierce Brosnan, marks Jon’s leap from television to feature film and will be premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Some of his other credits include Search Party, Wonder Showzen, and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Currently, Jon is workin...
Tags: Family, Comedy, TV, New York, Movies, Drama, Interview, Documentary, Sci-fi, Brooklyn, Mtv, Broad City, Queens, Ilana Glazer, Tina Fey, Pbs

Meet Tony, the Good Boy Investigating Arson Across Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tony is an unusual dog.
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Kneehigh, Acclaimed Theatre Company, Abruptly Shuts Down

The Cornwall-based company, a frequent visitor to the US whose production of Brief Encounter was nominated for Tony and Olivier Awards, said in a statement that it was financially stable, but that “recent changes in artistic leadership raised questions as to whether Kneehigh could sustain their vision going forward.” Founding artistic director Mike Shepherd had resigned in March after 41 years; deputy artistic director Carl Grose left in January.- The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, US, Cornwall, Kneehigh, Tony, Mike Shepherd, Carl Grose, 06.03.21, Kneehigh Acclaimed Theatre Company

Sutton Foster Didn’t Feel Comfortable Continuing With ‘The Music Man’ Unless Scott Rudin Left Broadway Musical (EXCLUSIVE)

In a new interview with Variety, Tony-winning star Sutton Foster says she did not feel comfortable continuing with her role in the Broadway musical “The Music Man,” if disgraced producer Scott Rudin was involved with the upcoming Broadway show. After allegations of abusive workplace behavior that surfaced in April, Rudin announced that he would be […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Sutton Foster, Tony, Rudin, The Music Man

Cynthia Erivo Drops Soul-Pop Single ‘The Good’ and Reveals Debut Album Release Date

Oscar-nominated actor Cynthia Erivo, who already has a Tony and Grammy under her belt, is making her original music debut with anthemic single “The Good” from her upcoming album. “Ch. 1 Vs. 1,” Erivo’s debut album of original music, is set for release on Sept. 17 via Verve Records. The first single from the set, […]
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Marco Andretti & Tony Kanaan On Superstar Racing Series: ‘It’s Totally Cool, Something That I’ve Never Done’

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‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ Trailer Promises an Intimate Trip With the Renowned and Deeply Missed Chef

Three years ago, we lost a culinary titan. In June 2018, Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a French hotel room at age 61, with the cause later confirmed to be suicide. But his death seemed in direct contrast to his life, in which he became known as an endlessly curious chef and television personality who brought attention to so many different types of cuisines and cultures. Now, Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, who helmed the Fred Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor, is shedding...
Tags: Cook, Movies, Documentary, Cnn, Oscar, Movie Trailers, Anthony Bourdain, Tony, Neville, Fred Rogers, Bourdain, Focus Features, David Chang, Morgan Neville, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, Rogers Anthony Bourdain

What Jon M. Chu Learned From ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ To Maximize The Power Of ‘In the Heights’

The director talks about getting the long-awaited adaptation of the Tony-winning musical into theaters.
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Joan Allen: ‘Acting’s like tennis. You bring your game’

Adulterous housewives, CIA bosses – Joan Allen has played them all with consummate skill. Now, in Stephen King adaptation Lisey’s Story, she’s turned her hand to visceral horrorIn some ways, Joan Allen is like an American Gary Oldman; wait, stay with it. She looks so different from one role to the next that she’s way beyond mercurial, further towards intangible – like a spirit slipping into a role more than a flesh-and-blood actor. Or maybe this is just acting at its most rarefied. One of the la...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Media, Drama, Film, Stephen King, Theatre, Apple TV, Chicago, Culture, Television & radio, Connecticut, Stage, Broadway, John Malkovich, TV streaming

Alec Baldwin Wanted to Kill Tony Soprano on ‘The Sopranos,’ an Offer That Was Easily Refused

Alec Baldwin was never on The Sopranos – but, like many actors, he wanted to be. And he wanted a very specific job: to kill (or whack, as they say) Tony Soprano. Thankfully, no one took Baldwin up on his offer, because having Alec Baldwin show up to murder Tony Soprano would be a little weird. But during an appearance on the Talking Sopranos podcast, hosted by Sopranos veterans Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, Baldwin recounted how he made the folks behind The Sopranos an offer they could...
Tags: Television, Movies, Newark, Alec Baldwin, Tony, Baldwin, Michael Imperioli, Jimmy, Tony Soprano, Edie, Edie Falco, Carmela, The-Sopranos, Steve Schirripa Baldwin, Jimmy -LSB- Gandolfini, Edie -LSB- Falco

‘Cruella’ Director Craig Gillespie Wants to Make a Sequel With the Villain “Fully Loaded”

Cruella may not have opened as big at the box office as A Quiet Place Part II, but it’s clear the origin story of the 101 Dalmatians villain already has plenty of big fans. If you’re among the masses looking to get more of Emma Stone as the rebellious fashionista, you’ll be happy to hear that director Craig Gillespie already has some ideas about what he’d like to see from a Cruella sequel. Since Cruella is an origin story, we’ve yet to see the actual plot of 101 Dalmatians unfold. The events ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, Sequels, Emma-Stone, Gillespie, Emma Thompson, Tony, Anita, Cruella de Vil, Roger, Collider, Craig Gillespie, Cruella, Pongo, Perdita

Craig Gillespie Talks Potential Sequel Plans for Cruella

Following its theatrical release and Disney+ debut last Friday, Disney’s newest live-action feature Cruella has been receiving a good amount of positive responses from critics and audiences alike, who are praising the film’s direction, costume design, and soundtrack as well as Emma Stone and Emma Thompson’s performances. The film currently sits at a gross of over 440 million worldwide, which helped to reignite the box office since the pandemic started last year. If Cruella continues gaining inc...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Disney, Streaming, Emma Stone, Gillespie, Emma Thompson, Glenn Close, Rotten Tomatoes, Thompson, Tonya, Tony, Glenn, Walt Disney Studios, Stone