The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for August 24, 2018
New Movies OPENING THIS WEEK:
The Happytime Murders (R)
Crude, adult murder comedy starring Melissa McCarthy & Joel McHale in a world that’s inhabited by both humans and puppets.
Family adventure tells the story of a military robotic dog who, after an experiment gone wrong, is found hiding in the desert by a civilian (Alex Neutsaedter), who activates its owner-pairing technology and must protect the robot from the scientists who created him.
Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman (Bill’s son) have joined Top Gun: Maverick. Details on their roles in the film are under wraps; they join Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Glen Powell. Top Gun: Maverick opens July 12, 2019.
A remake of the classic TV show Bewitched is in the works at ABC. Sony is working on the pilot and it will be their third try at a Bewitched series remake in the past decade. Previous attempts at CBS in 2011-12 and NBC in 2014 didn’t move forward. Bewitched aired from 1964-72 on ABC and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stevens, a witch who marries mortal ad executive Darrin and tries to live an everyday life.
Suspiria has dropped its first trailer. The spooky tribute to the 1997 original stars Dakota Johnson as a talented dancer drawn to a prestigious school that also happens to be a witches coven. Tilda Swinton is head witch. Mia Goth and Chloe Grace Moretz also star, as does the original dancer, Jessica Harper. Thom Yorke composed the score. The film lands in theaters November 2nd.
Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton are joining the cast of American Horror Story: Apocalypse. The two played husband and wife Ben and Vivien Harmon in the first installment of American Horror Story. But it’s not known who they will play in this upcoming season. It’s Britton’s first time returning to the franchise since season one, while McDermott briefly appeared in “Asylum.”
Matt Bomer, Adam Rippon and Minnie Driver will guest star in the upcoming 10th season Will & Grace. Bomer (who starred in White Collar) is a smooth-talking TV news anchor who dates Will Truman (Eric McCormack). Minnie Driver (from About a Boy) returns as Karen Walker’s (Megan Mullally) nemesis/stepdaughter and Olympian Adam Rippon makes a cameo appearance. Additional guest stars announced so far for season two include David Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler, Jon Cryer and Mary McCormack. The new season premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Newly leaked photos captured from the set of Star Wars: Episode IX offer a peek at Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and new looks for Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).
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