Korean-American actor Randall Park is a guy you’ve probably seen before but the road to get there wasn’t easy.
My sister: “omg I’m so into the straight outta compton trailer hahahaa” *Opens article from Noisey entitled: THE TRAILER FOR THE NWA BIOPIC WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO BREAK STUFF* Me: “It looks good. It really does make you want to break stuff haha” . Straight Outta Compton is set to release this August and stars Alexandra Shipp, Paul Giamatti, Keith Stanfield as Snoop Dogg, Aldis Hodge as MC Renn, Orlando Brown as Jay Loke, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, O’Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Neil Brown Jr. as Yella, and Jason Mitchell as Easy E. If you are at first confused by the nature of the trailer, keep watching. It’s half in the present and half a biopic of NWA’s past. Note: Apparently they had some trouble during their casting process, hopefully that’s not reflected in the film.
Gordon Parks was quite an accomplished man, the first African American to work for Life Magazine, one of the first to shoot for Vogue, and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film. His beautiful photos from the civil rights era are finally on display.
[Image: NBC] Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in ‘The Theory of Everything’ People who work with words for a living often have interesting things to say. In fact, sometimes I enjoy hearing an author talk about their book more than I enjoyed reading the book, but more often than not one enhances the other. When you read, you spend time getting to know personas who came from the minds of these authors, and so I love to learn things about the author themselves – where did the characters and stories came from, and do they wear sweatpants all day? If you think about it, I suppose the same could be said for a screenwriter. Though Screenwriting isn’t a primary interest of mine, THR had a very interesting Writers Roundtable with Jon Favreau, who wrote, directed and starred in the food-truck dramedy Chef and prior wrote the first two Ironman films; comedian Chris Rock, who wrote and starred in Top Five and is enjoying the best reviews of his film career; Gillian Flynn, who adapted her own novel Gone Girl for the screen, and blockbuster-maker Jonathan “Jonah” Nolan, who wrote Memento, The Dark Knight Series, and the just released Interstellar, but never seems to get …
Benedict Cumberbatch is as endearing as ever whilst officially messing up the word ‘Penguin.’ Plus some news on Sherlock.
Everyone is talking about the guy who recreated the dance from Sia’s Chandelier when he lost a Fantasy Football bet. However, there is a way more awesome video that you should be talking about instead!
Netflix is adding 47 new movies and TV seasons for online streaming throughout December and some of the offerings are pretty superb. So superb, that I wouldn’t be surprised if Netflix knows about the “winter blanket theory” (ie. dating someone for the winter only so you never have to go out because the weather sucks) and thought, “Everyone will be staying in for the next three months, let’s give them something to do!” So whether you have your own account or are still using your friend’s, other friend’s, parent’s account, set aside a little epic movie viewing time. Bust out the popcorn because now you can watch American Beauty on demand and finally understand the plastic bag in the wind references everyone makes. You can also witness Kate Hudson rock out as the infamous Penny Lane in Almost Famous. Even more exciting, Troop Beverly Hills can now be watched on repeat anywhere you go. Put on all your designer clothes and eat some Girl Scout cookies to avoid Shelley Long judging you through the screen. To round out this great batch of Hollywood goodness, Crossroads, yes the Britney …