The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 17, 2018
Jodie Foster has her hands full running a hospital for criminals in the new trailer for action-thriller Hotel Artemis. Foster plays a character dubbed The Nurse in the film which was written and helmed by Drew Pearce. Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Jeff Goldblum (Thor: Ragnarok), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Jenny Slate (Saturday Night Live), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) costar. The film drops June 8th.
Steven Spielberg is the first director to gross more than $10 billion at the box office. The Oscar-winning director’s latest effort, Ready Player One pushed him over the $10 billion mark. Other movies that helped him become the first director to hit the mark include Jaws, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and ET..
Avengers: Infinity War is welcoming Carrie Coon to its star-studded fold, directors Joe and Anthony Russo told Radio Times. Coon will appear as the villain Proxima Midnight, a member of Thanos’ evil Black Order. LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AWAY!
Deadpool’s favorite snacks—pizza and chimichangas—will pop up at a temporary bars in NYC and L.A. modeled after the anti-hero’s favorite haunt, Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Girls. The promotion is a collaboration between Fox and beverage company Mike’s Harder. The NYC iteration will run at the Alligator Lounge in Brooklyn, April 26-28 from 7 to 11:30 p.m., and the L.A. version will run at the Slipper Clutch in downtown L.A., May 10-12 from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Deadpool opens May 25th.
Netflix now has 125 million subscribers. No word on how many accounts have “curious” log-ins from different IPs in different cities at the same time..
The Vampire Diaries alum Ian Somerhalder is set to sink his teeth into V-Wars, based on Jonathan Maberry’s bestseller. Somerhalder will star in and direct the 10 hourlong episode series for Netflix. “We could not have dreamed of a better choice than Ian Somerhalder to bring his keen understanding of this genre from his years of starring in The Vampire Diaries to lead the cast of V-Wars as Dr. Luther Swann and to be a creative force on this series, as well as to serve as a director this season” said David Ozer, President, IDW Entertainment.
It was for a good cause! HBO’s Last Week Tonight host John Oliver confirmed the rumors that he purchased Russell Crowe’s groin protector from the film Cinderella Man for $7K. While he was at it, he also snapped up some of his clothing from Robin Hood and Les Miserables and chairs from American Gangster. Crowe, of course, held “The Art of Divorce” auction with Sotheby’s in Australia recently, putting artwork, movie memorabilia, musical instruments and much more gathered during his nine-year marriage on the block.
But Oliver isn’t going to keep the jockstrap for himself. Instead, he’s going to send it to Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska, in a whimsical bid to draw customers in with a display of pieces of Hollywood history.
Already received numerous phone calls about this. Here ya go! pic.twitter.com/0BwvVEBYCV
— BlockbusterAK (@AKBlockbuster) April 16, 2018