If the one thought you had while playing Super Mario was that the game could really use some Game of Thrones-level of character development and story detail, Chronicle scribe Max Landis has you covered.
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Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood’s most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we’ve gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers.
With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here’s how the fight breaks down:
Tetris, in many respects, is a perfect video game. You can learn to play in minutes, it is wildly addictive, and it has one of the greatest jingles to ever jingle. Everyone knows Tetris, as they should. Tetris is great. So of course Tetris is going to be turned into a movie and forever ruined.
According to The Wall Street Journal, which somehow managed to report the news with a straight face, the movie is being produced by Threshold Entertainment, a company you may know if you’re a big fan of Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annhilation. According to Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff, the planned Tetris movie has a story in place (the one thing the Tetris game doesn’t have) but no cast, crew, or director (all things a Tetris movie needs to have). But it’s okay, because the Tetris brand is the most important thing, and Threshold, with the Tetris Company’s help, has that in spades.
“Brands are the new stars of Hollywood,” said Kasanoff, probably with soul-crushing sincerity. He goes on to call Tetris (the movie) a “very big, epic sci-fi movie,” which is a very strange thing to say about a puzzle game gussied up in Russian iconography.
With language like that, it’s easy to be cynical about the Tetris movie’s fortunes. But maybe it’ll defeat the odds — with passion, talent, and a little luck, a good Tetris movie might just….fall in place.
In today’s world, one of the full-proof ways to become an international movie star is to get a role in the big-screen adaptation of a bestselling YA novel, whether it’s Twilight, The Hunger Games, or in Miles Teller’s case, Divergent.
And in a new interview with W Magazine, Teller reveals that international stardom was one of the biggest draws to play Peter in 2014’s Divergent film. Apparently, Teller read the script for the film Whiplash while he was shooting Divergent in Chicago, and as he put it, “When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside.”
He said of filming Divergent: “I didn’t have an interesting part, and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”
However, Teller recently took to Twitter to clarify his comments, saying that he’s never done a film for “business” reasons.
I’ve never done a movie for “business” reasons. I’m proud to be a part of Divergent franchise and love all of Peter’s Princesses
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) September 24, 2014
Sharing a Netflix account with a friend—or “borrowing” theirs—and looking for a way to avoid awkward discussions about that season of Gossip Girl you watched five times? Good news: The streaming service will now let you hide your viewing activity.
Ghostbusters celebrated its 30th anniversary this June, and to celebrate, star Ernie Hudson stopped by EW Radio to talk about his favorite memories on set, and what it was like working with Bill Murray.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell us, if you had to pick out one memory or moment on set that really strikes you about your time working with those guys, what would it be?
ERNIE HUDSON: For me, it was being in New York, shooting in New York. And it’s hanging on the streets with Bill Murray the few times we got a chance to just hang out, and even shooting, [seeing] how much the fans love Bill Murray. They were [in love with him], and what amazed me in watching—’cause I’d observe—is how he would wade into the crowd, and he just gave this love back. A lot of actors, they hide, they don’t want all that attention, but Bill would just become one with them. And it was a beautiful thing to watch. I saw him recently, and he still has that thing of just including people in a very special way. That was, for me, the thing I take away from it the most. Just seeing him with the people and seeing how he dealt with his fanbase.
You have a secret phone number?
I have a [secret phone number]. He never answers anyway.
In the real-life tabloids, second-eldest royal siblings are often portrayed as the more “out of control” children, with less royal responsibility. But TV and movies are just as fascinated (if not more so) with noble siblings, and according to pop culture, being second in the royal bloodline could mean any number of other things, too. Here are a few more specific lessons that Prince George’s future sibling might want to take into account.
The King’s Speech: If your brother abdicates, you could become the king—and be forced to speak publicly on a regular basis—even if you don’t want to.
The Royals: From the looks of this show, it doesn’t really matter which kid you are. Being royal means partying and trying to keep your private parts off the cover of tabloid magazines.
The Lion King: Your jealous brother will probably drop you off a cliff and allow you to get trampled by a stampede. But don’t worry, your son will avenge your honor (in a few years).
Frozen: You can either become a villain, if you’re a man, or you can be so desperate to be married that you fall for a villain, if you’re a woman.
Hamlet: As a “spare to the heir,” you might one day get the urge to murder your older brother and marry his wife. [Ed note: Don't do that.]
Reign: If your older brother is a bastard, you might as well be the first-born. Well, unless your fiancee decides to marry him and get him legitimized by the Pope. Also, if your bastard brother isn’t a threat, your dad might be. Just keep an eye on him and make sure he doesn’t try to kill you and marry your wife. Finally, you might have to murder your father in a jousting match in order to keep him away from your woman. Hey, all’s fair in love and royalty.
Beauty and the Beast: If you piss off an enchantress, it won’t matter which sibling you are.
Ever After: So long as your mom is Anjelica Huston, it also doesn’t matter which sibling you are. (But if you aren’t the first-born, you won’t win the heart of the handsome prince, obviously.)
The White Queen: Again, birth order doesn’t mean anything. The throne goes to the best manipulator.
Marie Antoinette: If you’re a female “spare,” you can still reign if you pick the right husband.
Game of Thrones: If the King dies, there will be war. Also, if your older brother dies, the kingdom is yours, even if you’re a child. Final lesson: If you’ve been exiled, you’re going to need an army to have any shot at the crown.
Mulan: … On the upside, at least you know that if your family needs to go to war, they’ll look to your older brother before they look to you.
Yes, there will be some beach makeouts.
Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr got pulses racing in From Here to Eternity back in 1953, and the new musical of James Jones’ heralded WWII novel aims to raise temperatures yet again. Starting Oct. 2 (with more showtimes in the week following), Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision will broadcast the London stage production to nearly 400 digital cinemas across the U.S., which will feature 20 minutes of bonus footage and behind the scenes extras. EW has procured three exclusive tracks from the production.
And so Warner Bros’ incipient superhero universe continues its aggressive expansion. The Hollywood Reporter claims the studio is currently developing an Aquaman movie—a movie that will likely star Jason “Khal Drogo” Momoa and which is something we should all theoretically be looking forward to, because Aquaman is a cool character, and everyone who thinks Aquaman is a lame character is themselves lame and should be punished by getting forcefully Clockwork Orange‘d through a full-series Entourage marathon. READ FULL STORY
In E.L. James’ bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey, one of Christian Grey’s 50 shades is that he is a very successful businessman. Specifically, he’s the CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc., which is filled with blonde interns running around in their nicest heels desperate to get recognized by the beautiful boss man. And now, you too can know what it’s like to be that desperate person with aching feet and little to no career-related ambition: To promote the film, Universal Pictures launched an interactive website where fans can try their hands at virtual Grey Enterprises internships.
What exactly does that entail? I enlisted in the program to find out. Unfortunately, I left without so much as a grey tie to show for it.
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