Here s how it probably went four years ago: the people at Rovio who made the once-ubiquitous mobile game kept shoveling money into their vaults, looked around and said, hey, our Intellectual Property is as good as anybody else s. We deserve a movie!Jason Sudekis voices Red, the grumpy lead character who self-destructs all over a customer s face after screwing up a birthday cake delivery while dressed up as a clown.The three other birds in anger management are Chuck, a yellow bird with superspeed Josh Gad , explosive Bomb Danny McBride , and grumbly, near-mute giant Terence Sean Penn .A flabby flashback portrays him as a friendless, misfit orphan who s been shunned all his life but his constant, often unjustified crankiness makes it hard to root for him in the movie s first half.Later, after the green porcine bad guys sail off to Piggy Island with the birds unborn next generation, Chuck says it s time to start replacing those kids.The wordless antics of a mime sit there as an exemplar of the lazy grandpa comedy Angry Birds calls to battle.
And they re using their new social skills to try and take over Hollywood.The Angry Birds Movie out in theaters now is the next big step in Rovio Entertainment s multimedia conquest.If the movie takes off at the box office, it could reinvigorate the seven year-old series.But plans for The Angry Birds Movie started way before the company s troubles.As with the character redesigns, this limited the stories Rovio could tell in the games and the cartoons.To craft the characters backstories, the filmmakers started with the basic traits from the game — like Chuck s speediness and Bomb s explosions — and built personalities and histories around that.In the movie, Red played by comedian Jason Sudeikis has a bit of a bad temper, Chuck Josh Gad is a fast-talker who always winds up in trouble, and Bomb Danny McBride just can t stop himself from literally exploding.And you forget about the game, said Reilly.We didn t even really think about the game after we extracted the icons from it — the basic icons of Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Matilda.
The Angry Birds Movie shot past Captain America for the top spot.Photograph: Rovio Animation/APThe Angry Birds Movie soared to $39m in its debut weekend at the US box office, knocking Captain America: Civil War off its perch at the top.New adult comedies Neighbors 2 and The Nice Guys struggled to get their footing, according to comScore estimates on Sunday.Audiences under 25, however, gave the film an A CinemaScore, which should help the film continue to perform well over Memorial Day weekend.Families are always looking for out-of-the-home content, Dergarabedian said, noting also that the film was the latest in a string of very successful PG-rated films including The Jungle Book and Zootopia.PG is the hot new rating now.
Fox released this image from the filming of Alien: Covenant, which shows Katherine Waterston in character as Daniels for the first time that s her on the right .Also, there are wires ripped from the ceiling and lighting that could indicate a fire in the background, which, if she s in a spaceship, is rarely a good thing.Missing from this photo is the severed head of Michael Fassbender, the character we are not only most desperate to see, but, in our minds, the character this movie should be named after.Alien: The Adventures of David s Severed Head.Anyway, the only thing we know about Waterston s character is the name, and that s still more than we know about any of the rest of the new cast, which includes Jussie Smollett, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride.We re still more than a year away from this movie s release, so we assume details will continue to trickle out slowly.
Image: 20th Century FoxWhat have we learned so far about Ridley Scott s Alien: Covenant, the hush-hush sequel to Prometheus?We ve gotten a look at Daniels, in the official set photograph seen above, chilling on a ship that looks like it s seen way better days.We know the rest of the cast includes Jussie Smollett, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride, as well as Prometheus returnee Michael Fassbender, who may or may not be appearing as just a severed cyborg head.Since this is planet Earth and not outer space and long-lens cameras will find a way to infiltrate even the most top-secret movie set, we glimpsed some clandestine photos depicting a scene of intense human or human-like carnage at what looks like some kind of temple structure.We have no way of knowing if it s true, but just in case...Sources close to film and actress tell us the Waterston will be playing Ellen Ripley s mother in Alien: Covenant, which is an amazing twist and true to Ridley Scott s promise that the post- Prometheus prequels will eventually lead right up to the first Alien movie.That could be very cool—and it also means the character will survive the film, unless she s given birth before her mission.
What have we learned so far about Ridley Scott s Alien: Covenant, the hush-hush sequel to Prometheus?We ve had a glimpse at Daniels, in the official set photograph seen above, chilling on a ship that looks like it s seen way better days.We know the rest of the cast includes Jussie Smollett, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride, as well as Prometheus returnee Michael Fassbender, who may or may not be appearing as just a severed cyborg head.Since this is planet Earth and not outer space and long-lens cameras will find a way to infiltrate even the most top-secret movie set, we glimpsed some clandestine photos depicting a scene of intense human or human-like carnage at what looks like some kind of temple structure.We have no way of knowing if it s true, but just in case...spoiler warningThe Playlist writes in a now-removed post; all you ll find at the link is a note that reads Spoiler removed at the request of the studio :Sources close to film and actress tell us the Waterston will be playing Ellen Ripley s mother in Alien: Covenant, which is an amazing twist and true to Ridley Scott s promise that the post- Prometheus prequels will eventually lead right up to the first Alien movie.That could be very cool—and it also means the character will survive the film, unless she s given birth before her mission.
Danny McBride dishes on his role in Alien: Covenant.Get a look at Jamie Chung s arrival in Gotham.Echo Kellum really wants to become a hero in Arrow season 5.Plus, new footage from The Exorcist TV series and Kubo and the Two Strings, and even more Spider-Man Homecoming casting.Future giant head in a tube Bryan Cranston tells the Huffington Post about the film s tone, saying the movie will be practically incomparable to the original Power Rangers TV series.I wasn t really high on it until I talked to the producer and read the script and talked to the director.
Last month, we got our first look at Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride on the set of Ridley Scott s sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant, and now we have a few more details about his role in the film, straight from the actor himself.Along with revealing the nature of the part he plays in the sequel to Prometheus and, reportedly, the prequel to Alien , McBride also shared some thoughts on the practical effects used in the film.With production still ongoing, the actor had a lot to say about what franchise fans can expect to see in the 2017 film.I m the pilot of the spaceship Covenant, McBride told Rolling Stone.It s a colonization ship, searching for a planet where we might start life anew.The film reportedly follows the crew of the aforementioned colonization ship as they discover a planet that initially seems like a paradise, only to discover that it holds a dark, deadly secret.
DT s entertainment show, Between the Streams, is your guide to all of the hottest, most important, and of course dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was.You can also add us via RSS, iTunes, or Stitcher at the links above to take BtS on the road!We ve got a great show lined up today, including a bonus interview with Asif Ali, part of the cast of the new hit comedy Wrecked — only available for those who follow us on the podcast version.In other words, if you have yet to check us out on Stitcher, now would be a great time!There are some intriguing movies coming out this week, so we ll give you the lowdown in our Weekend Box Office segment.Highlights include the new Viggo Mortensen movie about a family of outcasts who live apart from society, Captain Fantastic; the new gross-out/buddy comedy with Zac Efron Adam Devine, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates; and some other picks for those looking to hit the cinema this weekend.
No matter how you feel about the concept behind Sausage Party, the R -rated animated comedy hitting theaters this week, you have to admire the audacity of the team responsible for the film.While other studios are doing everything they can to make their projects appeal to the widest possible audience, Sausage Party has its sights unabashedly set on a very specific audience demographic – one that likes its comedy as raunchy as possible, and doesn t mind if it s a bunch of cartoon groceries making the jokes.Co-directed by animated feature filmmakers Greg Tiernan Thomas & Friends and Conrad Vernon Shrek 2 , Sausage Party follows a free-thinking hot dog named Frank, voiced by Seth Rogen, who undertakes a dangerous quest after learning the horrible truth about the relationship between his fellow grocery products and the gods who spirit them away from the store.The brainchild of Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Rogen s frequent collaborator, Evan Goldberg, Sausage Party features an impressive cast of voice actors that includes Kristen Wiig as a buxom bun named Brenda, as well as Hill, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, Salma Hayek, Paul Rudd, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride, among other familiar voices.From the film s opening musical number – which begins innocently enough, but eventually features goose-stepping sauerkraut jars screaming kill the juice – there s a sense that Rogen and company are keen on seeing how far they can actually go in an unusual project like this one.And the answer to that question, it seems, is much farther than even the red-band trailers for the film suggest.
The series, which ran on HBO for four seasons, was one of those shows that seemed perpetually on the brink of cancellation—though not for lack of comedic power.Created by McBride, Jody Hill, and Ben Best who created The Foot Fist Way , and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay who brought The Foot Fist Way to audiences , Eastbound & Down follows former pro baseball pitcher Kenny Powers McBride through his post-MLB life.WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Halt and Catch FireWIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Peaky BlindersBut whereas other similarly themed movies and TV series have attempted to depict what happens next to former celebrities, Eastbound & Down is unique in that Powers very public crash and burn is only the beginning of his downward spiral.Yet it says something about his character that, at his lowest points, he still manages to return home to the people who know him best and have the least amount of tolerance for his antics, like his brother Dustin Hawkes , sometime-girlfriend April Katy Mixon , and devoted sidekick Stevie Steve Little .
There s a lot of content available across Australia s streaming services, with new TV shows and movies being added to Netflix and Stan regularly.And, with the recent arrival of Amazon Prime Video to Australia, we can add a even more weekend streaming options to our list!To make your weekend streaming session as smooth and relaxing as possible, we ve taken the liberty of highlighting the best new content added to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video this week.Because really, going outside is for suckers.Crazyhead Season 1 : A hilarious new horror series from the creator of the hit show Misfits, Crazyhead sees two young women from Bristol team up to kick demon butt while simultaneously navigating their own personal lives.This is the End: How's this for a comedy pitch: the apocalypse has arrived, and now Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride all playing exaggerated versions of themselves, mind you are stuck together at Franco's Hollywood home.
The first photo of the full Alien Covenant crew was revealed Tuesday, with the news that a teaser will be seen during Wednesday’s episode of Legion.Which is great, but we wanted to break down this photo a bit more.There’s food, drinks, a dancing hula girl, packs of cigarettes, an ice cream sandwich, and a bottle of whiskey, just to name a few things.Maybe this is all bait so that the Alien doesn’t eat everyone, which is totally going to happen.So from left to right you’ve got: Daniels, played by Katherine Waterston; a character played by Upstream Color’s Amy Seimetz; a couple played by Alexander England and an actress I can’t quite place; actor Nathaniel Dean; Oscar-nominee Demián Bichir, James Franco wrapped in a blanket (he’s totally going to be the Kane here and die first, and horribly, right?); Danny McBride; possibly actor Uli Latukefu; a character played by Benjamin Bigby; Blair Witch star Callie Hernandez; Empire breakout Jussie Smollett; Selma co-star Carmen Ejogo; Almost Famous’ Billy Crudup; and then Walter, played by Michael Fassbender.
The first photo of the full Alien Covenant crew was revealed on Tuesday, with the news that a teaser will be seen during this week's episode of Legion.Which is great, but we wanted to break down this photo a bit more.There’s food, drinks, a dancing hula girl, packs of cigarettes, an ice cream sandwich, and a bottle of whiskey, just to name a few things.Maybe this is all bait so that the Alien doesn’t eat everyone, which is totally going to happen.So from left to right you’ve got: Daniels, played by Katherine Waterston; a character played by Upstream Color’s Amy Seimetz; a couple played by Alexander England and an actress I can’t quite place; actor Nathaniel Dean; Oscar-nominee Demián Bichir, James Franco wrapped in a blanket (he’s totally going to be the Kane here and die first, and horribly, right?); Danny McBride; possibly actor Uli Latukefu; a character played by Benjamin Bigby; Blair Witch star Callie Hernandez; Empire breakout Jussie Smollett; Selma co-star Carmen Ejogo; Almost Famous’ Billy Crudup; and then Walter, played by Michael Fassbender.
Less than three months until it hits cinemas, Ridley Scott has released an official prologue to his next chapter in the Alien franchise.Alien: Covenant “Prologue: Last Supper" shows the crew of colony ship Covenant eating their final meal before entering cryosleep.Their mission is set to take them to a remote planet to form a new settlement and the crew consists of all couples, plus an android called Walter.The crew jokes and laughs about the upcoming mission, discussing all the things they'll miss, until once crewmember appears to start choking, reminiscent of John Hurt's iconic chestburster scene in the original Alien film.The film stars Michael Fassbender, who is set to reprise a variation of his role in Prometheus (Scott has even teased Fassbender will play two roles in Alien: Covenant), Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England and Benjamin Rigby.Noomi Rapace is set to make a brief return as Dr Elizabeth Shaw, too.
Yesterday, we got a brand new trailer for Alien: Covenant.It opens with a shot of the crew of the Covenant, a colony ship full of people in cryogenic sleep.Star Katherine Waterston revealed a while back that the crew all consists of couples.Daniels continues, “It’s the first ever large scale colonisation mission and everyone back on Earth is really grateful for your hard work.And here the landing party makes the classic horror movie mistake of splitting up.Daniels notes that this planet filled with verdant planet life is dead silent, no chirping birds or animal noises.
Yesterday, we got a brand new trailer for Alien: Covenant.It opens with a shot of the crew of the Covenant, a colony ship full of people in cryogenic sleep.Star Katherine Waterston revealed a while back that the crew all consists of couples.Daniels continues, “It’s the first ever large scale colonisation mission and everyone back on Earth is really grateful for your hard work.And here the landing party makes the classic horror movie mistake of splitting up.Daniels notes that this planet filled with verdant planet life is dead silent, no chirping birds or animal noises.
2012's "Prometheus" was set in the universe of "Alien" movies, although there was a frustrating lack of the terrifying extra-terrestrials familiar from previous movies.For this month's follow-up, "Alien: Covenant", the word "Alien" is back in the title -- and the aliens themselves are back with a vengeance.Let's just say it doesn't go very well, as the crewmates encounter a selection of nightmarish creatures determined to sink their teeth (and their spawn) into our unlucky heroes.It's always thrilling to be chased around a spaceship by aliens, and there are a couple of nail-biting action scenes on show.Ridley Scott directs Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Danny McBride as the colonising crew.Following the events of "Prometheus", David has washed up on a sinister planet and gone a bit Dr Moreau, drawing in his robotic counterpart for some cleverly-realised scenes in which Fassbender interacts with himself.
p If you’re Danny McBride’s mom, watching Vice Principals on HBO, you’ve … gotta be proud?Or are you cringing a little every time he opens his mouth?In a fun Mother’s Day ad for the network, agency Mekanism assembled six mothers of HBO stars and had them recite reprehensible lines of dialogue that their offspring had to deliver on their HBO shows.Of course, the results are pretty great.Divorce star Sarah Jessica Parker’s mom, Barbara Crashing star Pete Holmes’s mom, Irena
p If there’s one complaint about the later Halloween movies (though, realistically, there are several), it’s how damn indestructible Michael Myers became.The masked killer escaped death so many times, he basically turned into a god.Well, writer Danny McBride has promised this won’t be the case in his planned Halloween reboot.In an interview on the EMPIRE podcast, McBride revealed that he and co-writer/director David Gordon Green plan on undoing most of Michael Myers’ supernatural tendencies that were established in previous films and books.I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.I think it’s much more horrifying to be scared by someone standing in the shadows while you’re taking the trash out as opposed to someone who can’t be killed pursuing you.
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