There are some cool new pictures from the set of “Captain America: Civil War.” The internet has been a buzz when we got our first look at the Brock Rumlow (Frank Grillo), aka Crossbones, in his costume. Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) look to have new uniforms as well.
There’s also some fun back and forth between Chris Evans and Frank Grillo on Twitter. “Captain America: Civil War” will be released in theaters on May 6, 2016.
FOX has a new show that looks like it could be really good. It is called “Frankenstein Code.” The show is from executive producer/writer Rand Ravich (“Life,” “Crisis”) and executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”). The new show looks to do a modern reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic, about a man brought back to life by two scientists playing god.
The show looks to be set around seventy-five-year-old Jimmy Pritchard, who is a shell of his former self. A drinker, a womanizer and a father who always put work before family, Pritchard was forced to resign as L.A. County Sheriff for corrupt conduct more than a decade ago. Now, some 15 unkind years later, he is killed when he stumbles upon a robbery at the home of FBI Agent Ducal Pritchard, one of his three children. But death is surprisingly short for Jimmy, who is brought back to life by billionaire tech-genius twins Mary Goodwin and her brother Otto. They are the founders of the social networking empire, Lookinglass.
Resurrected as a younger version of himself, with physical abilities of which he never dreamed, a re-animated Pritchard is given a second chance at life. What will he do with it? Will he seek vengeance against those who killed him? Will he try to repair the damage he did to his family? Will he embrace a new sense of purpose or fall prey to old temptations?
Check out the trailer below.
USA Network and WWE announced that WWE Superstar Chris Jericho will be the host of the highly-anticipated series, WWE Tough Enough, and will be joined by a panel of experts comprised of WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and WWE Diva Paige. The high-octane reality series premieres LIVE Tuesday, June 23 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on USA Network and around the world.
This season of WWE Tough Enough will combine the can’t-miss excitement of live television with reality-show drama, as WWE hopefuls vie for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva. Unlike anything on television today, the lightning-fast hour of entertainment and competition will include live results every week, giving fans worldwide the power to decide who stays and who goes the very same night. Each week, one cast member will be eliminated until one man and one woman are considered “Tough Enough,” with each earning a one-year, $250,000 WWE contract.
Throughout the competition, the contestants will be trained by WWE Legends Booker T, Billy Gunn and Lita. Contestants will also come face-to-face with WWE icons including WWE Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon; Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, Paul “Triple H” Levesque; Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon; and WWE Superstar John Cena, among others.
“These athletes, each with varying skill sets, will be put through a grueling boot camp that will test their physical, mental and emotional limits in a way that the series hasn’t done before,” said Jessica Sebastian, Vice President of Unscripted Series, USA Network. “Each week, their training and experience culminates in a spectacular live event where they will be put in front of their WWE heroes and an audience of fans. In this reimagined version of WWE TOUGH ENOUGH only the best will survive.”
“This season of WWE Tough Enough will be the most innovative, unique and engaging series on television,” said Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Producer. “A live global telecast, real-time voting with immediate results, and unprecedented use of digital and social media during and between telecasts will all lead to a groundbreaking viewing experience.
To date, entrants from 113 countries have submitted videos, which have been viewed more than two million times on YouTube.
On Monday, May 25, the WWE Tough Enough App will be available for free download, giving fans even more opportunity to engage with this cutting-edge reality competition series. Through the App, viewers will receive access to exclusive content, learn more about the contestants, take part in social conversation between live telecasts and vote in real time. Fans around the world can also vote live each week for who stays and who goes via text (U.S. only), on Twitter @WWEToughEnough as well as on the WWE App, WWEToughEnough.com and USANetwork.com.
You never know what to expect when you are watching live TV. If you were watching the NBA Playoffs on TNT you were in store to see Shaq take a tumble on the set during the halftime report. Shaq tripped over equipment while he and Kenny Smith were about to go to their big screen to breakdown the plays from the first half. That plan went on hold as Shaq tripped. Shaq kept on blaming Ernie Johnson for the fall.
Shaq then placed a challenge on Twitter to see who could do the best Photoshop work.
Marvel Studios has commenced principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on “Captain America: Civil War,” the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The production will shoot on location in Atlanta, Georgia, which serves as the base for the film’s production, as well as locations in Germany, Puerto Rico and Iceland.
Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. The film returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America along with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.
After his debut in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Paul will make his first appearance alongside the Avengers as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in “Captain America: Civil War.”
The film also includes outstanding additional cast, including Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and Martin Freeman.
“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1941, “Captain America: Civil War ” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the upcoming release schedule, which includes Marvel’s “Ant-Man” on July 17, 2015, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” on November 4, 2016, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” on May 5, 2017, and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” on November 3, 2017.
Marvel Studios most recently continued its unprecedented success with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015. The film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with a $191.3 million box office. It has also been the #1 release in every country where it has been released.
Marvel releases a new poster for the upcoming Ant-Man film. The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.
Are you a fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Well now you can get your very own Dale Cal. You have seen this in the Mountain Dew ads with Dale. You see people give it a blow to have Dale Jr. himself come to the rescue. In the most recent ad you see some guys playing paintball. So when your back’s against the wall, call for reinforcements. Dale Call to be exact. If you want to purchase your own Dale Call check out Amazon.com.
There were so many things happening during the Battle of Endor. The Rebels were trying to destroy the second Death Star that the Empire was in the process of building. Luke was about to face his father, Darth Vader in an epic lightsaber battle. Before Admiral Ackbar yelled out his famous line did you ever wonder what was going on in the second Death Star?
Well now you can. Thanks to the Masters of None podcast, we can hear what was going on before Lando and the rest of the Rebels blew up Death Star number two. In these lost tapes you will hear actual audio from one of the Death Star Radio programs. It is from the morning show called TK-69 & The Clone Zone in the Morning! It was the station dubbed as “The only radio show BY storm troopers, FOR storm troopers.”
From prank phone calls to interviews with independent contractors you will get a new take on what went on in the Death Star. Coincidentally these audio tapes were just found on the eve of Star Wars Day. Sit back and enjoy a radio show from a long, long time ago!
May the 4th Be With You!
Sammi Hanratty is a face you may have seen a lot in Hollywood and that’s because the young up-and-coming actress has been on your television and movie screens for nine years, and she’s only eighteen years old. Her latest projection, Lifetime’s “Seeds of Yesterday,” will be premiered this last month where she stars alongside James Maslow and Jason Lewis in the fourth installment of the cult book series by V.C. Andrew (the first of which was “Flowers in the Attic” with Kiernan Shipka).The 2nd season of WGN “Salem” is back too. Sammi stars in the Crackle web series “Chosen” with Milo Ventimiglia and Chad Michael Murray in the suspense/horror series about a game in which families are pinned against each other to the death.
Art Eddy: You have a new film called “Seeds of Yesterday” that premiered April 12, 2015 on Lifetime. Tell me a bit about the film and your role.
Sammi Hanratty: It’s the fourth film from Flowers in the Attic. At this point, it’s a twisted family coming to the end. My parents are brother and sister, and I have a very twists brother Bart. Bart is crazy, mentally unstable. I also fall in love with him, which is also interesting. I play this very sexually flirtatious girl that throws herself at every guy. It’s how she copes with what goes around her. My other brother, Jory, becomes paralyzed and his wife starts to sleep with my other brother Bart. There’s just something constantly going on with this family, something completely off. But at the same time it makes sense for this family, coming from where they come from.
AE: What was it about this role that appealed to you?
SH: I think it’s such an interesting thought processes. What would happen if you were locked up with your brother for so long? You probably would fall in love. This story is endearing to me; it puts the audience in an uncomfortable place they wouldn’t think about otherwise. It’s very interesting and different which is why I love it.
AE: How did you and the rest of the cast buildup chemistry before you started shooting the film?
SH: We just kind of hung out a bit, not much though. Anthony and I we have this dance scene that goes on, we prepared for that and got to know each other. It was kind of instant chemistry for a lot of us and it was nice to be in a film where this happened.
AE: The second season of “Salem” is back up. You continue the role of Dollie. How excited are you to have this fantastic series back on for another season?
SH: I am very excited for the audience to see what’s happening to the characters and in the season. As a fan of the show and as acting for it, I can’t wait to read the scripts for this season.
AE: What can we expect from your character this season?
SH: In this season Dollie is starting to have feelings for Isaac, and now Mercy has captured him, and Dollie is kind of going against her by questioning her (Mercy’s) desires. It’s creating friction between the two.
SH: I think just the dynamic between Dolly, Mercy, and Isaac. The last thing the audience has seen is Mercy beating Isaac, and Dolly speaking up and getting beat up. This goes somewhere pretty crazy.
AE: You have good following on social media. Do you interact with fans while “Salem” is airing?
SH: Yea, I love to talk to people during the show. I love when people ask questions. I love doing fun little hashtags such as #salemsundayhosts.
AE: You have a lot of projects on your plate. How do you balance your different shows and films?
SH: One of my favorite parts is being someone who can change it up all the time. It excites me more when I’m super busy with different roles and characters. When I was younger, I would record three shows at ones so it helped me. I think because I grew up in the industry, I’m used to it now.
AE: As you look back at last year and now move forward in 2015 what did you learn about yourself as an actor?
SH: I’ve learned so much about myself. It’s interesting being a child actor growing up in this industry. I learned what I’m comfortable with and what I’m not comfortable with, and accepting that. I’m at the place of realizing why I’m an actor. I think God has allowed me to be in a career where I can have a voice and I should use that voice for the charities I work with, to use my passions in the best ways possible. In the last year it hit me why I have the passion and drive to act and to be in this art, and it’s because it allows me to speak up for charities I adore.
AE: What is the next project you would love to tackle in your career?
SH: I love doing it all. I would love to play a transgender role. I think it is so fascinating and it would be so different from what I’ve played in the past.
Follow Sammi on Twitter @SammiHanratty1
Adrian Gonzalez was born in the south Texas border of Brownsville, TX and raised across the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Living in Mexico but crossing the border and going to school in Texas gave him a unique fully bilingual upbringing. Upon graduating high school he moved to Evanston, IL to attend Northwestern University where he double majored in Theater and Psychology. He took his MCAT to pursue a career in medicine, but followed his instincts and pursued an acting career.
After Northwestern, Adrian moved to downtown Chicago. He performed with various theaters throughout the city including Teatro Vista, The Artistic Home, Hubris Productions, Pegasus Players, The Side Project, and Goodman Theater. Adrian had much larger aspirations in mind after achieving a solid theatrical base of performance. He packed his car and relocated to Los Angeles, where he could now pursue and concentrate on film and television.
Since arriving in LA, Adrian has appeared in several television series, including The Mentalist, Bold & the Beautiful, Up All Night, 90210, NCIS, and NCIS LA. He appeared as the rich playboy Santi Jr. in The Bridge episode “Vendetta”. He’s worked on various sketches with Funny or Die and CollegeHumor, including the viral video Dora the Explorer and the Destiny Medallion where he plays the role of Diego.
I asked Adrian about his new show on TBS called “Your Family or Mine,” acting and more.
Adrian Gonzalez: The show follows the perfect couple, Oliver and Kelli, and each week they alternate in visiting each other’s family. So essentially you get two shows about two crazy families all in one. I play Enzo, Kelli’s sister Shawni’s boyfriend. Enzo is the best. Everyone loves him, wants to be around him. He can do no wrong, especially in Gil’s eyes (Kelli and Shawni’s dad). He’s always happy and you’re not sure if he’s a little dumb or just foreign. He’s a lot fun!
AE: What was the audition process like for you?
AG: I was called in on a Friday and the job was starting that Monday. I want to say it was the third call and they hadn’t found anybody yet. I read twice for casting and then got pinned later that day. Monday came, and I hadn’t heard anything yet. The show had already begun rehearsing. Tuesday I was asked to come in again and make an adjustment to the characters accent. Tuesday night I got the offer and Wednesday I started work. It was all very last minute and a little crazy.
AE: What did you do to prepare for this role?
AG: If I tell you then I’d have to kill you. Kidding. I didn’t get a script beforehand. All I had was the character breakdown and the sides. Essentially, I felt there was a lot of room to play with this character. I knew he had to have some sort of a South American accent and I started playing with it from there, finding jokes but making sure he stayed grounded.
AE: How did you build up a chemistry with the rest of the cast members?
AG: It was effortless. It really felt like a family. We’re together all week rehearsing and playing and everyone was really welcoming. Especially our leads, Kyle Howard and Kat Foster. They’re just really cool people. Ed Begley Jr who is a sitcom legend was also incredible to work with. This was my first time working in multi cam sitcom and I often went to him for advice. He’s the best.
AE: What TV shows are you into besides “Your Family or Mine?”
AG: I watch a lot of TV. I try to keep up with what’s current. Game of Thrones, Daredevil, Jane the Virgin, Cristela, Broad City and Key & Peele are also hilarious.
AE: What got you into acting?
AG: I took a class in college and I got hooked. Tried taking more and they were only available to majors, so I made it a major. I was pre-med at the time and I was in the process of applying for medical school when I decided to take a year and give it a go. I never looked back.
AE: Do you remember your first role?
AG: It was a play in college called Finished from the Start. I was part of an ensemble called Los Desaparecidos, the disappeared. We were telling the story of the people of Chile that disappeared during Pinochet’s dictatorship. It was an intense process, but it made me fall in love with telling stories.
AE: What would your ultimate role be?
AG: To be able to portray someone like Desi Arnaz. He was way ahead of his time, created the multi cam setup that I love to work in and our show is shot in, and is Latino. He led an awesome life and struggled his way in Hollywood, especially because of being Latino, and still was able to achieve amazing success. It’s beautiful to see that times have progressed and I would love to tell his story and the influence he had in that change. Also anything supernatural or in the sci-fi/fantasy world. I’ve always wanted to have magic powers like telepathy or teleportation and be able to do stunts. I’m active in my real life and would love to show that in some of my roles.