The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Nov 15, 2018
The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon are having a crossover episode. Young Sheldon stars Iain Armitage, Lance Barber and Montana Jordan will appear as their spinoff characters in a Big Bang episode in December. CBS and Warner Bros. aren’t revealing details on the episode but considering Young Sheldon takes place almost 30-years before The Big Bang there needs to be some sort of time jump or dream sequence for the crossover to happen.
NEW MOVIES opening tonight:
Widows (Rated R) – STARRING: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, Robert Duvall – Four armed robbers are killed in a failed heist attempt. Their widows step up to finish the job.
Instant Family (Rated PG-13) – STARRING: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro – A couple gets more than they bargained for after adopting three children.
The Jack Reacher movie franchise is being turned into a new streaming show. Jack Reacher creator Lee Child says Tom Cruise will not be a part of the series because of his size. “I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He’s a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it’s a big component of who he is. The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room, you’re all a little nervous just for that first minute. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that physicality. So what I’ve decided to do is – there won’t be any more movies with Tom Cruise. Instead we’re going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long form streaming television, with a completely new actor. And I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out – participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We’re rebooting and starting over and we’re going to try and find the perfect guy.” Reacher is 6 foot 5 in the books while Tom is 5 foot 7.
Emma Stone revealed why she decided to go topless for the first time in a movie. Stone’s goes topless in her new movie The Favourite. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter she said her being topless wasn’t written in the script but she decided it was essential for the scene. The script originally called for her to be covered up in a sheet but after doing a few takes she asked if she could just be naked. Director Yorgos Lanthimos asked her if she was sure she wanted to do that and she said yes that being topless in the scene made sense to her.
MTV Spring Break will return March 19-21 at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, with musical performances and celeb guests. For the first time, MTV will also host alternative Spring Break events for young activists. MTV also recently announced the purchase of SnowGlobe Music Festival, extending its push into live events. Spring Break will return for the first time since 2005.
“It’s time to open the park,” blares an announcement in the first official trailer for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies’s upcoming Wonder Park. The film stars Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson and others, and follows the story of a young girl (Brianna Denski) who once designed an amusement park that now sits rusted. Garner voices her mom. The movie is set to hit theaters March 15, 2019, with an animated Nickelodeon television series coming in 2019.
Spider-Man director Sam Raimi revealed to the Hollywood Reporter that he was initially against the idea of Stan Lee appearing, telling the producer that Lee couldn’t act: “I got the job for Spider-Man in 1999. And [Marvel head] Avi Arad said, ‘I want you to put Stan in the movie.’ And I was like, ‘No. I know Stan, and he can’t act,'” Raimi wrote. “And Avi was, ‘I want him in the movie. We did it for X-Men, we’re doing it here.’ Now imagine you’re a minor director in England doing Macbeth and you’re told, ‘Put the writer in the play.’ It sounds absurd. ‘Fine, you want Shakespeare in the play, I’ll put Shakespeare in the play.’ Now it’s one of my favorite parts in the movie.”
Walt Disney Studios announced that the first trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo would be arriving a few hours later, during ABC’s broadcast of the 2018 Country Music Awards. Well, as promised, the trailer for Disney’s next adaptation has arrived:
— Dumbo (@Dumbo) November 15, 2018