The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Nov 1, 2018
An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star. Check out the trailer for Vox Lux, starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe. In theaters later this year.
NEW MOVIES opening up tonight:
Bohemian Rhapsody (PG -13) – STARRING: Rami Malek – A biopic about the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG) – STARRING: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman – Clara has to brave the mysterious ‘Fourth Realm’ and save the world from the evil Mother Ginger.
Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool (R) – STARRING: Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley, Whoopi Goldberg – Tanya is released from prison before discovering that her sister may be getting “catfished.”
Alex Trebek has decided to stay with Jeopardy! for a few more years. Trebek has agreed to a contract extension with Sony Pictures TV which will keep him hosting the show through the 2021-22 TV season. Trebek has been hosting “Jeopardy!” since 1984.
Clint Eastwood’s camera operator Stephen S. Campanelli will direct Nicolas Cage and Kelsey Grammer in Grand Isle, a thriller following a gun-happy ex-Marine (Cage) living on a quiet island in Louisiana with his wife (KaDee Strickland). When he hires a handyman (Luke Benward) to fix a fence after he killed an intruder, things take a strange turn and a detective (Grammer) has to intervene.
In a broad pact, FX Networks and the BBC have signed a licensing deal that will give the U.K. broadcaster exclusive rights to all new FX scripted series. This includes some of this year’s successes, including Pose and Mayans M.C. Cate Blanchett’s Mrs. America will also head across the pond, plus a limited series biopic about stage legends Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon starring Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams. “At FX, as with the BBC, we are dedicated to curating a portfolio of the best programs television has to offer and working with producers who tell stories that not only entertain, but illuminate the human condition,” said Eric Schrier, president of original series at FX Networks and FX Productions. “We are grateful to the BBC for their recognition of the quality of FX programs and to our colleagues at TCFTVD for their support.”