The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 4, 2018
Yup, that’s a Celine Dion video. On a rock station’s website. Yet we can’t stop watching it, thanks to Deadpool. DP and Celine have teamed together for an original tune for the upcoming Deadpool 2 soundtrack.
TBS is reducing the length of Conan O’Brien‘s late-night talk-show from 60 to 30 minutes. The change will begin in 2019. There’s no clear idea of what the show would look like in this new format, O’Brien said in a Thursday morning conference call with several journalists. But he said he wants to have the option of being more agile and showcase what he says makes Conan stand apart from the other late-night shows.
NEW MOVIES IN THEATERS:
Remake stars popular Mexican star Eugenio Derbez opposite Anna Faris. Story follows a working-class single mom who is hired to clean the yacht of a rich playboy, only to be unjustly fired. After Derbez’s character falls overboard and awakens with a bad case of amnesia, he’s duped into thinking he’s her husband and put to work.
Charlize Theron stars Theron as a mother of three, including a newborn, who forms a unique bond with a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) gifted by her rich brother (Mark Duplass). The movie has sparked controversy in some quarters for its depiction of postpartum depression.
Bad Samaritan (-R-)
Horror-thriller stars David Tennant as a low-level hustler caught up in a nefarious kidnapping plot. Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Carlito Olivero and Jacqueline Byers also star.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to star in the dark comedy Queen America, airing on Facebook’s nine-month-old video platform Watch. The 10-episode project follows Vicki Ellis, the most renowned and ruthless pageant coach in the state of Oklahoma. She is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America because she can turn any girl into a winner. But when Vicki gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha Stone, her entire reputation might be at stake. Queen America will debut on Facebook as part of the tech giant’s effort to bring premium programming to its wide audience.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will end its run on Netflix after its fourth season, with a finale movie in the works to wrap up any loose ends. The movie will reportedly be written by Kimmy co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock following production on Season 4, which releases its first six (of 13) episodes on Wednesday, May 30. The second half arrives later this year.
Hey, a retelling of Robin Hood, now with a superhero twist! Sounds original. Or something.
A year after ABC canceled the Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing, Fox is in early talks to revive it for a seventh season. Allen has signed on and has been the driving force behind the revival. Discussions are also underway with producers and stars from the former ABC comedy to return. Insiders stress the talks are on the early side and could break down ahead of the network’s May 14 upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers.