PopMuse: TV http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mecha Manta lets loose on Amnesty Bay in this Aquaman exclusive https://aux.avclub.com/mecha-manta-lets-loose-on-amnesty-bay-in-this-aquaman-e-1839924389 https://aux.avclub.com/mecha-manta-lets-loose-on-amnesty-bay-in-this-aquaman-e-1839924389 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:15:00 UTC Oliver Sava on AUX, shared by Oliver Sava to The A.V. Club at The A.V. Club Aquaman has not had an easy homecoming. After regaining his memory at the end of Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robson Rocha’s first arc on Aquaman, Arthur Curry has made his way back to Amnesty Bay, where he’s been greeted by old friends from the past, a very pregnant wife, and an archenemy with a major power upgrade. The Aq…Read more... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Elizabeth Banks still 'proud' of Charlie's Angels after 'flop' opening weekend https://ew.com/movies/2019/11/18/elizabeth-banks-charlies-angels-flop/ https://ew.com/movies/2019/11/18/elizabeth-banks-charlies-angels-flop/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:09:23 UTC Joey Nolfi at EW.com Elizabeth Banks‘ big-screen Charlie’s Angels revival didn’t just fall from heaven, it crashed (hard) well below box office expectations with a meager $8.6 million in ticket sales over its first three days in wide release. Still, the director-writer-producer-star behind the project says she’s nevertheless thrilled to have released the movie at all. “Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x,” Banks tweeted Monday, referencing her multi-hyphenate contributions to the project, which stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as a trio of spies in an action-comedy tale inspired by the 1976 television series of the same name. “I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world.”� Well, if you’re going to have a flop, make sure your name is on it at least 4x. I’m proud of #CharliesAngels and happy it’s in the world. — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 18, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Initially projected to gross in the $12-$15 million range over its debut, the film pulled in a small fraction of its production budget (reportedly in the $50 million range) at No. 3 on the domestic chart as Matt Damon and Christian Bale zoomed into first place via Ford v Ferrari‘s $31 million take over the weekend. In addition to the $8.6 million North American estimate, Charlie’s Angels pulled in another $19.3 million worldwide for a global opening just shy of $28 million. “I was adamant that there be hugging in the movie,” Banks, who also plays Bosley in the film, previously told EW of taking a stab at the iconic series with a female director at the helm for the first time in franchise history. “That’s what distinguishes�Charlie’s Angels�from James Bond, Jason Bourne,�Mission: Impossible. This is what you get to do in the girl version of this movie that draws you in because it feels real. It is real. I cry at work.” Charlie’s Angels is now playing in theaters nationwide. Related content:� Ford v Ferrari�overtakes competition at the box office with estimated $31 million Elizabeth Banks on�Charlie’s Angels�reboot criticism: ‘You’ve had 37�Spider-Man�movies’ Kristen Stewart,�Charlie’s Angels�fight evil with�RuPaul’s Drag Race�queens in new short film http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Spies In Disguise releases Super Secret Trailer to the world https://news.avclub.com/spies-in-disguise-releases-super-secret-trailer-to-the-1839925216 https://news.avclub.com/spies-in-disguise-releases-super-secret-trailer-to-the-1839925216 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:08:00 UTC Gwen Ihnat on News, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club at The A.V. Club If you’ve anxiously been awaiting the animated super-spy Will-Smith-gets-turned-into-a-pigeon movie, your wait is (finally) almost over. Blue Sky Studios’ Spies In Disguise is due out this Christmas after a number of delays (original release date: January 2019). As this final trailer makes plain, Spies features Smith…Read more... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Three biggest Jeopardy! winners to compete in Greatest of All Time prime-time event https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/18/jeopardy-highest-winners-greatest-of-all-time-game/ https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/18/jeopardy-highest-winners-greatest-of-all-time-game/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:05:25 UTC Nick Romano at EW.com Which Jeopardy! contestant is the greatest of all time? We’re about to find out. On Monday, ABC announced the return of Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhauer — the highest money winners in the game show’s history — to the Jeopardy! stage to compete in The Greatest of All Time, a multi-night tournament that will kick off Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Jennings holds the records for most consecutive games of Jeopardy! won and the highest winnings during regular-season gameplay ($2,520,700). Rutter maintains the top spot for highest winnings of all time, including tournaments, with $4,688,436. He is followed by Jennings with $3,370,700 and Holzhauer with $2,462,216. Holzhauer broke his own single-game winnings record multiple times and currently maintains all 15 of the top spots in this category. His highest to date is $131,127, which he raked in from the April 17, 2019 game. The top three contestants in JEOPARDY! history will face off in an epic primetime special event: “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time,” starting January 7 at 8|7c on ABC. #JeopardyGOAT pic.twitter.com/7PJUi57206 — ABC (@ABCNetwork) November 18, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js All three will compete in The Greatest of All Time. The first one to win three of these games will receive $1 million and the bragging rights of “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.” The two runners up will receive $250,000 each. “Based on their previous performances, these three are already the ‘greatest,’ but you can’t help wondering: who is the best of the best?” Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek said in a statement. Here’s the schedule for the first Greatest of All Time rounds: Tuesday, Jan. 7 (8 p.m. ET) Wednesday, Jan. 8 (8 p.m. ET) Thursday, Jan. 9 (8 p.m. ET) And, should no one emerge as the victor during this timeframe, ABC mapped out the following dates for additional matches: Friday, Jan. 10 (8 p.m. ET) Tuesday, Jan. 14 (8 p.m. ET) Wednesday, Jan. 15 (8 p.m. ET) Thursday, Jan. 16 (8 p.m. ET) Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, also gave a shout out to Trebek, who’s been struggling with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. “I am always so blown away by the incredibly talented and legendary Alex Trebek who has entertained, rallied and championed the masses for generations — and the world class Jeopardy! team who truly are ‘the greatest of all time,'” she said in a statement. “This timeless and extraordinary format is the gift that keeps on giving and winning the hearts of America every week. We can’t wait to deliver this epic and fiercely competitive showdown — with these unprecedented contestants — to ABC viewers and loyal fans everywhere.” Related content: Alex Trebek gets choked up at contestant’s Final Jeopardy response: ‘We love you Alex’ Alex Trebek releases new PSA for pancreatic cancer awareness Lizzo declares love for Alex Trebek after being a clue on Jeopardy! http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Dermot Mulroney is a hate-spewing talk radio host in clip from The Purge TV show https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/18/the-purge-dermot-mulroney/ https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/18/the-purge-dermot-mulroney/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:00:36 UTC Clark Collis at EW.com In the first season of USA Network’s�The Purge, Dermot Mulroney voiced the role of motivational speaker Bobby Sheridan. On Tuesday, viewers will be able to hear and see Mulroney as his character makes his screen debut on the show about an America in which nearly all crimes can be legally committed one night a year. “Bobby Sheridan is a hate-spewing, Purge-backing, on-air personality,” says the actor. “It’s a great, slow introduction to a character, to be a voiceover in last season’s show and this season they put me on camera!�I based it on a buffoon-esque stereotype of a Rush Limbaugh-type radio talk show host. I based it on the stereotype of those characters. In other words, I didn’t research it really by looking exactly at how one guy does it. I did a version of what I thought the most ridiculously convincing version of an on-air hate-spewing celebrity would be like.” Mulroney thoroughly enjoyed playing the role. “Yeah, I had a f—king blast,” says the actor. “Totally fun to be an on-air blowhard. I had an absolute blast.” And what would the actor himself do on a real-life Purge night? “Oh, I would have already dug a big hole in a basement and I would go crawl into it and cover it over,” he says. Stay out of sight, for sure.” Exclusively watch a clip of Mulroney on The Purge above. Related content: How Katrina, Charlottesville, and Sean Spicer inspired�The First Purge The Purge 5 to be released next year � http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Knowing: Robin Williams traces the fame and isolation of a comic genius https://aux.avclub.com/knowing-robin-williams-traces-the-fame-and-isolation-o-1839869584 https://aux.avclub.com/knowing-robin-williams-traces-the-fame-and-isolation-o-1839869584 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:00:00 UTC Marnie Shure, Dan Neilan, Zach Brooke, Morgan McNaught, Wil Williams, Anthony D Herrera, Kevin Cortez, and Jose Nateras on AUX, shared by Marnie Shure to The A.V. Club at The A.V. Club When news of Robin Williams’ suicide broke in 2014, his fans had to contend with the fact that the comedian they loved so dearly, the actor who had entertained them and filled their homes with laughter for so many years, was a veritable stranger. They knew his public persona, the face he put on for the crowd, but they…Read more... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Marvel's Runaways announces season 3 will be its last in new trailer https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/18/marvels-runaways-season-3-ending-trailer/ https://ew.com/tv/2019/11/18/marvels-runaways-season-3-ending-trailer/ Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:49:18 UTC Chancellor Agard at EW.com Marvel’s Runaways is approaching the finish line:�The Marvel-Hulu superhero show’s upcoming third season will be its last, a new trailer released on Monday revealed. When season 3 begins, the titular teens are still searching for Chase, Gert, and Karolina, who were captured at the end of season 2 by Jonah and his family. In addition to dealing with aliens, the Runaways will also have their hands full with the nefarious ruler of the dark realm, Morgan le Fay (Elizabeth Hurley), who plans on using her army of millions to conquer our realm. “This world will soon be ours,” Morgan declares in the promo. The dramatic preview also teases the arrival of Tyrone/Cloak (Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy/Dagger (Olivia Holt) from the recently canceled Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.� “Who the hell are you, and what are you doing in our house?” says Nico (Lyrica Okano) when Cloak and Dagger appear in the Runaway’s mountain-mansion hideout in the trailer. “Look, I brought us here because whatever you did caused a disturbance. Bad enough that I felt it, which has never happened before,” replies Tyrone, clearly trying to de-escalate the situation. Watch the entire trailer above. Runaways joins the growing list of concluding Marvel Television properties, which includes the aforementioned Cloak & Dagger, all of the Netflix shows, and�Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which returns for its already-completed final season next year on ABC. Marvel’s Helstrom will debut in 2020 on Hulu. All 10 episodes Marvel‘s Runaways�season 3 will be available Friday, Dec. 13. Related content:� Marvel’s Runaways�and�Cloak and Dagger�crossover is finally happening Marvel’s Runaways�season 3 trailer shows first look at Elizabeth Hurley,�Cloak and Dagger�crossover http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Fox News signs former CBS correspondent Lara Logan for documentary series https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-11-18/fox-news-signs-former-cbs-correspondent-lara-logan-for-documentary-series https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-11-18/fox-news-signs-former-cbs-correspondent-lara-logan-for-documentary-series Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:36:34 UTC Stephen Battaglio at Television Lara Logan, a former "60 Minutes" correspondent, will front a 16-part documentary series for the streaming service Fox Nation. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ THE BIBLE's Story of Ruth Retold in the Great Depression http://feeds.newsarama.com/~r/newsaramatv/~3/pN7ZdrAdIa4/47909-a-reimagining-of-the-book-of-ruth-from-the-minds-of-meredith-finch-and-colin-dyer.html http://feeds.newsarama.com/~r/newsaramatv/~3/pN7ZdrAdIa4/47909-a-reimagining-of-the-book-of-ruth-from-the-minds-of-meredith-finch-and-colin-dyer.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:30:00 UTC newsarama.com Meredith Finch and Colin Dyer reimagine the story to find the deeper truth. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Elizabeth Banks responds to Charlie’s Angels reboot criticism: “You’ve had 37 Spider-Man movies” https://news.avclub.com/elizabeth-banks-responds-to-charlie-s-angels-reboot-cri-1839924369 https://news.avclub.com/elizabeth-banks-responds-to-charlie-s-angels-reboot-cri-1839924369 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:28:00 UTC Gwen Ihnat on News, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club at The A.V. Club Charlie’s Angels opened this past weekend and—judging by box office receipts—was a disappointment, earning only $8 million back out of its approximately $40 million budget. (The critics didn’t love it either, giving the film a 58% score on Rotten Tomatoes.)Read more... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/