IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND:
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night.
WHO'S IN IT? John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton
- John Cena and Ike Barinholtz also starred in Sisters (2015).
- The movie poster shows a rooster before the word "Blockers" to avoid using the C-word.
- Kay Cannon, who wrote the Pitch Perfect movies, makes her directorial debut with the film. She was once marred to Jason Sudeikis.
A QUIET PLACE (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
WHO'S IN IT? Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Leon Russom, Cade Woodward
- John Krasinski directed and co-wrote the screenplay.
- Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are married in real life.
- Much of the film has no dialogue.
- The budget was $17 million.
THE MIRACLE SEASON (Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? After the tragic death of their star player, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.
WHO'S IN IT? Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh
- Based on the true story of the Iowa City West High School volleyball team in 2011.
- The movie premiered at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on March 18th.
- Helen Hunt's last movie, I Love You, Daddy, never made it to theaters. It was shelved following star Louis C.K.'s sex scandal.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The story of Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
WHO'S IN IT? Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Olivia Thirlby, Jim Gaffigan
- Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) was initially attached to direct but dropped out. John Curran stepped in.
- Chappaquiddick Island, where the incident took place, is located on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard.
- Jason Clarke, who plays Ted Kennedy, was born on July 17th, 1969, one day before the Chappaquiddick incident.
Black Panther will be the first movie shown in Saudi Arabian theaters in 35 years, according to the Guardian. The Marvel flick will premiere April 18th as part of a deal by AMC theaters. Over the next five years, 40 cinemas will open in the country, which had banned public movie screenings over religious concerns.
Avengers: Infinity War is on track for a $175 million to $200 million opening. As Variety points, only seven other films in history have topped $175 million in their debuts. Marvel's followup to Black Panther premieres on April 27th.
Jordan Peele has signed on to produce an Amazon docu-series about Lorena Bobbitt, who made headlines in 1993 when she cut off her husband’s penis. (Variety)
Former Road Rules star Brian Lancaster was found dead at his Phoenixville, Pennsylvania home on Thursday. It's believed the 43-year-old, who had a history of arrhythmia, died of heart failure.
The new Chair of the Miss America Pageant, TV host Gretchen Carlson, says there’s the distinct possibility they’ll dismiss the swimsuit competition altogether. (People)
Scott Disick paid $3.25 million for a 5,000-square-foot home in Hidden Hills, California. According to TMZ, Scott's new pad is "only a couple houses down from the same one" Kim and family called home during the first few seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
The History channel has scrapped plans for a scripted series about President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Variety reports. This comes on the heels of Ryan Murphy deciding not to do a season of American Crime Story centered on the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
The Jennifer Lopez cop drama Shades of Blue will end after its third season, which premieres on June 17th.
“Black-ish” Creator May Jump To Netflix -
The creator of ABC's "Black-ish" reportedly wants to jump ship for Netflix.
Netflix isn’t messing around. They want the cream of the crop. That’s why comedy writer Kenya Barris is reportedly trying to get out of his deal with ABC Studios. He reportedly inked a four-year deal with the network in 2017.
The attempted departure follows the scrapping of a "Black-ish" episode about Colin Kaepernick's NFL protests last month, which ABC said was a mutual decision between Barris and the network. He and Netflix are reportedly already in talks about a deal.
Barris is already working on a “Shaft” movie remake for the streaming giant.
Source: Vanity Fair
Brad Pitt is hanging out with a new lady! She's an acclaimed architect, award-winning artist and rockstar MIT professor. Her name is Neri Oxman and she's gorgeous! They met when they worked on an architecture project together. Brad Pitt loves architecture & design if he wasn't acting he'd probably do that for a career. Word is they instantly hit it off because they share the same passion. A source says they are friends now and not dating....yet! Pitt is still finalizing his divorce.
“Roseanne” Success May Spur Even More Reboots -
Old is in and stronger than ever!
Get ready for more classic sitcoms to get rebooted following the success of "Roseanne." NBC network chairman Robert Greenblatt told "The Hollywood Reporter" the network is considering revivals of "The Office," “West Wing,” and "30 Rock." Both shows have been off the air for five years.
But, two huge shows from the network will never start back up. He said shows like "Friends" and "Seinfeld" have no chance of coming back, despite popular demand. He says the main reason many are not getting rebooted is actors are asking for more many than the network is willing to pay.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Lorde Apologizes For Whitney Houston Gaffe -
Lorde feels like an idiot for not realizing her photo a had a completely different message than she meant.
The pop star is in hot water with fans after posting photo of a bathtub with lyrics from the late Whitney Houston's biggest hit. The caption under the picture of a filling tub is the chorus from Houston's "I Will Always Love You." Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub in 2012. Lorde took down the post after about an hour and issued an apology on Instagram.
The 21-year-old New Zealand-born pop star called the quote extremely, extremely poorly chosen. She wrote she hadn't put together the photo, the song lyric, and how Houston died. Lorde wrote, quote, "I'm an idiot."
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Jordan Peele Is Helming A Lorena Bobbitt Docuseries -
Jordan Peele is going where no other man would go…without protecting their jewels.
The comedian-turned-director is working on a new project for Amazon. The actor announced this week he will be producing a docuseries on the Lorena Bobbitt case. In case you need a refresher, Bobbitt cut off her husband's penis while he was sleeping in 1993 and claimed it was in retaliation because he allegedly raped her. Then she tossed it in a field. Ouch!
She was found not guilty of all criminal charges, due to temporary insanity. Peele says the four part documentary delves into the rabid media coverage, abuse, and the demand for justice.
Source: New York Daily News