Brad Pitt opens up about fathers, sons and confronting Harvey Weinstein

(CNN)Twice declared People magazine’s “sexiest man alive,” Brad Pitt might be an expert in American ideals of masculinity. “And with that, to different degrees, some of us more than others, carry pain and confusion from that. I think it almost takes a lifetime to understand what was yours, and what was theirs,” he told Amanpour. “My dad always said he wanted to give me a better life than he had coming from extreme poverty, and he did it. And it makes me think, as a dad, what do I have to offer that’s better than I had, to my kids?” he added. The film explores themes of father-son relationships, masculinity and vulnerability and loneliness — a topic Pitt was eager …

Steve Carell helped Kelly Clarkson start her talk show with an epic homage

(CNN)Kelly Clarkson knows how to start a talk show with a bang — well, a scream. His bellow of Clarkson’s name comes from a scene in the film where his character gets his chest waxed and screams the “American Idol” winner’s name in pain. Carell’s cameo was not announced prior to the show’s airing. So, if this brings you half as much joy as it seemed to bring the audience, happy Monday. “The Kelly Clarkson” show airs weekdays in syndication. Original Article : HERE ;

‘Joker’ wins Best Film at the Venice Film Festival

(CNN)Let’s put a smile on that face: A “Batman” prequel scored big Saturday at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. Phoenix gives Gotham’s grinning villain a new face. The character was previously played by Jared Leto in “Suicide Squad” and Heath Ledger in “the Dark Knight.” During his acceptance speech, Phillips thanked “Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Phillips also thanked Phoenix, who joined him on stage. “There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent,” said Phillips. Previous Golden …

How ‘It Chapter Two’s’ adult losers club captured the spirit of the kids

(CNN)Behind the scenes, the most terrifying element of “It Chapter Two” was a real nail-biter. “I managed to find possible matches in all of them, working with actors that have the talent and skills to recreate these characters,” says Muschiettl. “And they make the credibility happen.” “We did the first film with seven unknown children,” says Muschietti’s sister Barbara, who produced the film alongside her brother, noting that Martel was the only one of the group with an established film career, while Wolfhard’s series “Stranger Things” was only just emerging as a phenomenon. The critical and commercial success of the first film in 2017 — drawn entirely from the portions of King’s novel that follow the young incarnations encounters with …

Kevin Hart is getting love from Hollywood as he recovers

(CNN)Hollywood is rallying around Kevin Hart as he recovers from a car accident this weekend. CNN has contacted representatives for Hart for comment. Hart’s wife, Eniko Parrish, told TMZ in a video interview on Monday that her husband was “going to be just fine.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has starred in a few movies alongside Hart, including “Central Intelligence” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” offered his good friend some support on Instagram. Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real. We have a lot more laughing to do together. Love you man. Stay strong 🙏🏾 A post shared by therock (@therock) on Sep 1, 2019 at 10:13pm PDT “Stop messing with my emotions brother @kevinhart4real,” Johnson wrote in caption …

Brad Pitt had the most chill response to the envelope mixup with ‘Moonlight’s’ Oscar win

(CNN)Brad Pitt is sober and as chill as ever. “He definitely used the stimuli from his life,” Gray said. “Now, I didn’t get personal with him about it at all — I don’t think it’s my business, or even my job — but he investigated the essence of the character through himself.” Pitt also opened up about his sobriety. “I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges,” Pitt said, adding that he spent a year and a half in a men’s group in Alcoholics Anonymous. “You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard,” Pitt said. “It was this safe space where …

Matthew McConaughey joins the faculty at the University of Texas in Austin

(CNN)This fall, award winning actor Matthew McConaughey will take on a new role: professor at the University of Texas at Austin. “It’s the class I wish I would have had when I was in film school. Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them,” McConaughey said. McConaughey is more than qualified with an Academy Award and over 50 films under his belt, in addition to television shows. He also has experience as a producer, and is best known for that role in his season of “True Detective.” If you are interested in studying “The Beach Bum” and “The Gentleman,” or just listening to his velvety drawl, this is the class for you. McConaughey also …

‘Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ rebuilds one of Jim Henson’s richest fantasy worlds

(CNN)“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the fantasy series sequel to one of Jim Henson’s most distinctive films, 1982’s “The Dark Crystal.” And over the course of the many years director Louis Leterrier spent developing the project and, in many ways, walking in Henson’s shoes, he felt his role shift.

Kirsten Dunst feels ignored by Hollywood

(CNN)Kirsten Dunst has been in the film industry for decades, but she doesn’t feel very embraced. She pointed out that admiration for some of her projects has come after the fact. “Well, remember when ‘Marie Antoinette’ — y’all panned it? And now you all love,” Dunst said. “Remember ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous?’ Panned. Now you all love it. It’s, like, interesting for me.” “I feel a lot of things I do people like later,” she added. “I’ve never been recognized in my industry.” Dunst has a theory as to why. “I am so chill. Maybe I don’t play the game enough,” she said. “But then I do, I mean, I do everything I’m supposed to. It’s not like I’m rude or …

Kelly McGillis says she wasn’t asked to return for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

(CNN)Kelly McGillis says she not only hasn’t seen the trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” but she wasn’t asked to be a part of the film. In terms of remaining close to her former costars, she said “Movies are odd things. I don’t really keep in touch with anybody.” “I think I’ve spoken to a couple of people occasionally, but the truth is, movies are very odd work situations because you have a lot of people who come together from all different parts of the world,” McGillis said. Jennifer Connelly, 48, plays the love interest in “Top Gun: Maverick” and McGillis said she’s “so glad that she got that opportunity.” McGillis now lives in North Carolina with her two children and …

Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse, dies at 75

(CNN)Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse since the mid-1980s, has died, according to the Walt Disney Company. She was 75. Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 4, 1944, the company said, and had wanted to work for Disney ever since she met its founder and namesake during a childhood trip to Disneyland. “At one point during our chat, he asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up, and I said, ‘I want to work for you!’ So he said, ‘Okay!’—and now I do,” Disney’s release quoted Taylor as saying. Taylor was married to Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1977 until his death in 2009. According to Disney, they met …

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ co-star and memorable bad guy, dies at 75

(CNN)Rutger Hauer, a dashing Dutch actor who battled Harrison Ford in the science-fiction classic “Blade Runner” and excelled in bad-guy roles, died July 19 after a short illness, his longtime agent Steve Kenis told CNN. Hauer’s closing monologue, in which the character discusses all the things he has seen, is especially memorable. Of working with director Ridley Scott, the actor later said, ” I understood, on a very strong level, what he wanted, and by instinct I gave it to him.” The tall, blue-eyed actor frequently appeared in period pieces, subsequently playing an accursed knight opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie “Ladyhawke,” and a villainous rogue in the medieval drama “Flesh + Blood.” The following year, Hauer portrayed a sadistic …

Arsenio Hall confirms that he’ll be in the ‘Coming to America’ sequel

(CNN)The Prince of Zamunda will not be alone in the “Coming to America” sequel. The film will be directed by Craig Brewer and Kenya Barris is executive producing. Little is known about the new plot. In the original, African Prince Akeem comes to Queens, New York, to avoid an arranged marriage. The film also starred James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. According to Deadline, “Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.” The as-yet untitled “Coming to America” sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2020. Original Article : HERE ;

Kevin Feige reveals the thinking behind Marvel’s Phase Four

(CNN)As always, there’s a method to the Marvel madness. “There always is [a bigger vision], and it sort of only comes into view for others as it all solidifies,” the executive told CNN, noting the studio reserves the right to tweak its game plan as creators brainstorm and specific efforts resonate strongly with audiences. “So ask me again at the end of 2021. But I will say, post ‘Endgame,’ we were always about the new. We were always about doing what we always tried to do in Phase One, Two and Three, which is do a film of character you already know, [like] Black Widow, in a way that you don’t expect.” The new efforts are fresh approaches to Marvel’s …

‘Black Widow’ cast drops hints about the superhero’s ledger

(CNN)Despite the super-spy’s prominent appearances in seven Marvel films to date, the secrets of the Black Widow’s backstory have remained in the shadows. Thirty days into shooting the movie (which has been said to take place shortly after the 2016 movie “Captain America: Civil War”), Johansson told CNN that she was still being surprised by the revelations about Natasha Romanoff, and she expected audiences to share her astonishment. “I think you’ll learn about what Natasha is afraid of, and I think you’ll learn about what parts of herself she’s afraid of,” said Johansson. “You really see her in, like, a pretty broken-down place, and she kinda has to build herself back up and pull all the pieces together in this …

Tom Hanks is absolutely perfect as Mister Rogers in new movie trailer

(CNN)Just in time for a Monday, Sony has released the first trailer for the upcoming film about the late Fred Rogers, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired for 31 seasons before coming to an end in 2001. Rogers died in 2003. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is slated to release in November 2019. Original Article : HERE ;