The cast of Will and Grace reunites for a new episode...kind of
Lady Gaga confirmed for Super Bowl halftime show
VP Joe Biden makes an appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Alec Baldwin debuts as Donald Trump on SNL
Winston Duke cast as Black Panther villain
Final trailer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is released
Beauty and the Beast images leak online
She's the perfect Belle! First photos of Emma Watson in character for Beauty And The Beast are leaked online -Daily Mail
The new Marvel series Luke Cage debuts on Netflix
Marvel's Luke Cage season 1 review: This isn’t just about a bulletproof black man. It’s also a story about the fragility of black life. -Vox
Robin Hood will be returning to Once Upon A Time
Once Upon a Time: Sean Maguire returning as Robin Hood — exclusive -Entertainment Weekly
Netflix releases the first trailer for The Crown
What Is It: The Magnificent Seven is a remake of the 1960 western starring Yul Brynner and Steven McQueen, which itself was a remake of the 1954 Akira Kurosawa classic Seven Samurai. These seven are an updated multiracial cast for a modern America, lead by Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua. The basic premise of seven guns for hire coming together to protect a town remains the same.
My Experience: I have been anxiously awaiting this movie since it was announced way back with a completely different cast. I love the original film and even the two season television series on CBS very few of you probably watched. I love westerns. However, this was the first western I had seen in theaters and was a little startled by the audience being a much older demographic than I'm used to. The movie had technical issues to begin, so we were treated to a trailer for Deepwater Horizon with audio from an ad for the Metropolitan Opera. But the action sequences on the big screen were definitely worth the wait.
Why You Should See It: If you like westerns, this will not disappoint you. There isn't a complicated plot or a ton of character development, but it's fun. The characters are mostly likeable and all interesting. Chris Pratt of course rides in with swagger and charisma to spare. It really plays out like a superhero film set in the old west with a good and a bad side fighting it out in one big battle. The stunts are something to behold though. The entire film is visual eye candy.
The Future: The original The Magnificent Seven film inspired some awful sequels, but there's been no word yet on whether Sony will be taking the same route with this one. Hopefully it does inspire a resurgence of the Western genre.
Hey everyone! I know it's been a while since our last episode, but there are new episodes recorded and ready for editing! My beloved co-host Kelly is currently recovering from her surgery, and I just found myself having a hard time editing when I'm not able to call her up and have one of our rambling hour long conversations about anything and everything. But expect our special 90s flashback episode soon!
The Band: Fifth Harmony
The Song: "That's My Girl"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: I actually first heard this song because YouTube recommended it after a Little Mix video binge I had.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: It's got a beat that immediately gets stuck in your head whether you like it or not. And I've got a soft spot for big girl power anthems by female pop groups.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Need a song to get your heart pumping for a workout? Need a song to help you power through that big project? Want to just rock out in your car? This song is perfect for all that.
Where I Watched It: Xfinity On Demand.
Would I Recommend It: Yes.
My Review: Considering how much I love baseball, it's amazing I didn't catch the pilot episode when it first aired. This is the first show to feature unprecedented access to Major League Baseball. That means no awkward alternate universe with fake baseball teams like we've seen in the past. This allows the show to focus on the real issues that would accompany being the first female athlete in any of the four major American sports leagues. It's a complex situation that would impact so many different societal issues that you can expect new and interesting storylines each week. The show itself is high quality and shows it, which concerns me because a high price tag could require higher ratings to keep the show going. But it would be worth it. The characters are interesting enough right now to keep me coming back. And the visuals are spectacular enough for this baseball nerd to watch over and over again. My only complaint is that her first victory had to come against my beloved Giants.
Brangelina is over
Angelina Jolie to Divorce Brad Pitt, Ending ‘Brangelina’ -New York Times
Don’t look for reason yet in the Brangelina fight -The Guardian
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards take place in LA
THE 15 BEST MOMENTS AT THE 2016 EMMY AWARDS -Harpers Bazaar
The Dalai Lama has a great Donald Trump impression
Find out your Patronus now on Pottermore
Pitch premieres on FOX
Hillary Clinton appears on Between Two Ferns
Ghost Rider debuts on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Can Ghost Rider give 'Agents of SHIELD' the buzz it's been lacking? -Washington Post
Joss Whedon returns to Twitter with a splash
This Is Us premieres...with a twist
Review: 'This Is Us' Is Skillful, Shameless Tear-Jerking -New York Times
Birth of the Dragon trailer premieres online
Hi everyone! I'm starting some new features here at ALNM (which I'm sure Kelly will be THRILLED about when she returns). So be sure to keep an eye out for some new interactive posts and original content in the new future. Let's start off with "What I Watched This Weekend" below!
Where I Watched It: Hulu
Would I Recommend It: Yes.
My Review: This may not satisfy people who want a deep comprehensive look at The Beatles career or the men who changed the face of pop culture, but that is not what this documentary is meant to do. This film takes a look at a specific moment in history and shows the impact it had on the band and society as a whole. The touring years are a period often looked over in other Beatles anthologies it seems. Seeing the impact it had on the band (leading to them not performing live anymore) helped give you a better understanding of how young they were at the time and unprepared for the fame they garnered. That fact is often buried beneath their legacy. Also seeing celebrities talk about being young themselves and how much seeing the band live meant to them was one of my favorite parts of the film. Definitely give it a watch when you have a chance, even if you don't think you're a fan of The Beatles early work.
America honors the 15th anniversary of 9/11
Hollywood Remembers 9/11: Pete Davidson, Others Pay Tribute On 15th Anniversary Of Attacks -Deadline
Dolly Parton performs her hit "Jolene" with Pentatonix
Grace VanderWaal wins America's Got Talent
50 Shades Darker trailer premieres online
Congratulations to newlyweds Anna Camp and Skylar Astin
Game of Thrones, Grease: Live, Making A Murderer, and American Crime Story are all big winners at the 68th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
James Corden Bests Beyonce at Creative Arts Emmys; Danny Elfman & 'Jessica Jones' Also Winners -Billboard
68th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards -Wikipedia
American Horror Story: Roanoke premieres
Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama go shopping, and it's comedy gold
Funko announces new Pop Figures
Scooby-Doo gets a range of Funko Pop! Vinyl figures -Flickering Myth
NHL players to become Pop! stars -NHL.com
Protesters crash Ryan Lochte's Dancing With The Stars performance
RIP Gene Wilder
The VMAs: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird
Watch Every 2016 VMAs Performance Here - Billboard
The best and worst 2016 VMA moments -New York Post
Stan Lee supports Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson
Stan Lee Reveals Least Favorite Marvel Movie Character; Talks More About Zendaya In SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING -ComicBookMovie.com
Stan Lee reveals his least favourite Marvel movie casting, comments on Zendaya / Mary Jane Watson rumour -FlickeringMyth.com
ABC announces the cast for Season 23 of Dancing With The Stars
Dancing With the Stars Season 23 Cast Revealed: Find Out the Celebs and Their Pro Partners -E! Online
Stranger Things is coming back to Netflix for season 2
The rumored short list of actors for the next James Bond appears online
James Bond: the rumoured shortlist -Den of Geek
James Bond Casting: Here Are The 7 Actors Reportedly In The Running To Replace Daniel Craig -CinemaBlend
The Black Eyed Peas release an updated remix of "Where Is The Love"
Some new television series were announced this week
Fox Updating King Arthur as Police Procedural Drama 'Camelot' (Exclusive) -The Hollywood Reporter
Bill Nye Is Coming to Netflix -Fortune
Check out "Magic Michelle," Ellen Degeneres' Magic Mike parody
The Bachelor is...Nick Viall?
Luke Pell Found Out About 'Bachelor' Switch-Up 11 Hours Before Flight to L.A: ‘I Had My Bags Packed' -US Magazine
With Nick Viall, ‘The Bachelor’ is leaning into its diversity problem -The Washington Post