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Razzies 2019: Holmes And Watson ‘Wins’ Worst Picture (And Then Some)

WORST PICTURE
Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Gotti
The Happytime Murders
Robin Hood
Winchester

WORST ACTRESS
Melissa McCarthy, The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party – WINNER
Jennifer Garner, Peppermint
Amber Heard, London Fields
Helen Mirren, Winchester
Amanda Seyfried, The Clapper

WORST ACTOR
Donald J. Trump (as himself), Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9 – WINNER
Johnny Depp (voice), Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell, Holmes & Watson
John Travolta, Gotti
Bruce Willis, Death Wish

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
John C. Reilly, Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Jamie Foxx, Robin Hood
Ludacris (voice), Show Dogs
Joel McHale, Happytime Murders
Justice Smith, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kellyanne Conway (as herself), Fahrenheit 11/9 – WINNER
Marcia Gay Harden, Fifty Shades Freed
Kelly Preston, Gotti
Jaz Sinclair, Slender Man
Melania Trump (as herself), Fahrenheit 11/9

WORST SCREEN COMBO
Donald J. Trump and his self-perpetuating pettiness, Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9 – WINNER
Any two actors or puppets (especially in those creepy sex scenes), Happytime Murders
Johnny Depp and his fast-fading film career, Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (trashing two of literature’s most beloved characters), Holmes & Watson
Kelly Preston and John Travolta (getting ‘Battlefield Earth’-type reviews!), Gotti

WORST REMAKE, RIPOFF or SEQUEL
Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Death of a Nation (remake of Hillary’s America)
Death Wish
The Meg (ripoff of Jaws)
Robin Hood

WORST DIRECTOR
Etan Cohen, Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Kevin Connolly, Gotti
James Foley, Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson, Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers (Michael and Peter), Winchester

WORST SCREENPLAY
Fifty Shades Freed – WINNER
Death of a Nation
Gotti
Happytime Murders
Winchester

Hellboy’s Doug Jones Almost Cameoed In The Reboot

Even though fans were upset that it wasn’t a true sequel, a new Hellboy reboot is arriving in April. The movie features an all-new cast and ditches most of the characters that starred in the previous two Hellboy movies. This includes Abe Sapien, the aquatic psychic played by Doug Jones. Abe isn’t set to appear in the new Hellboy but apparently a cameo was at one point on the table for Doug Jones.

It’s fair to say that you wouldn’t recognize Doug Jones if you saw him walking down the street. He’s best known for roles that require heavy make-up as he usually plays supernatural creatures. He’s known for acting with his body and motions, which he put to full use as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy series. A third appearance as Abe was ultimately not in the cards, but Jones almost had a chance to appear in the Hellboy remake.

As Doug Jones told The Hollywood Reporter, there was early talk that he might get a cameo for Hellboy. It’s unclear if this cameo would have been as Abe Sapien (which is doubtful), a different creature, or as a human. Seeing as how Jones’ specialty is monsters, I’d wager that he would have headed to the makeup chair for any kind of cameo.

However, Doug Jones was too busy sitting in a different makeup chair to commit to a cameo. As Jones continued to tell THR, the cameo offer came while he was still neck deep in Star Trek: Discovery. Jones stars as the alien Lt. Saru on CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, and he was too busy filming episodes of the TV series to pop in for a Hellboy cameo.

When Hellboy arrives in theaters, fans likely won’t see Abe Sapien or Doug Jones. The reboot is starting fresh with an all-new cast of characters that includes David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, and Daniel Dae Kim. Even if Abe Sapien does show up for future movies, it likely won’t be Jones playing the part. It’s just as Jones says: “reboot means recasting.”

You won’t find Doug Jones in the movie, but there’s still other things to see in Hellboy when the comic book movie arrives in theaters on April 12, 2019. To learn more about the film, here’s what we know so far. For everything else arriving in theaters this year, be sure to check out our 2019 movie release guide.

New Secret Life Of Pets 2 Trailer Adds Harrison Ford’s Epic Disdain

The sequel cast features several returnees from the first film, including Kevin Hart’s Snowball, Jenny Slate’s Gidget, Lake Bell’s Chloe, Dana Carvey’s Pops, Hannibal Buress’ Buddy, Bobby Moynihan’s Mel, Tara Strong’s Sweetpea, Chris Renaud’s Norman, and Ellie Kemper’s Katie. The sequel also adds Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, and Pete Holmes.

Space Jam 2 (Finally) Gets Filming And Release Dates

After years in development hell and talks of a sequel, we can FINALLY say that Space Jam 2 is officially happening. LeBron James will take over Michael Jordan’s role as a human basketball player who joins forces with the Looney Tunes to win a basketball game against aliens. The sequel’s release date was officially announced by James’ production company, SpringHill Entertainment.

Space Jam 2 is officially coming to theaters on July 16, 2021. SpringHill Entertainment brought the news to life over on its Twitter account and posted a teaser to go alongside it. The post features basketball star LeBron James in the Tune Squad uniform, with Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny standing beside him.

Interesting side note: Lola Bunny has top billing over Bugs Bunny on the poster. Is this a tease that she’s receiving a beefed up role in the sequel? She was the only prominent female character and she was heavily sexualized in the first film, so maybe they can stand to update her a bit.

For those who may not remember or been alive during the ’90s, Space Jam was a live-action-animation hybrid that saw the Looney Tunes recruiting Michael Jordan to help them win a basketball game so that they wouldn’t be enslaved by an alien theme park. Yeah, it was pretty wild and there was nothing else like it in 1996, which likely led to it becoming so nostalgic for fans today.

Not only that, but the movie will be filming this summer. LeBron James confirmed as much during this video posted by The Crossover on Twitter. Check it out!

This is no doubt exciting for fans who are nostalgic for Space Jam. I am one of those people, though I recognize the movie is probably not nearly as good as a remember it as a kid. Still, it’ll be interesting to see what they do with the sequel. The first Space Jam had a lot of athlete cameos, including Bill Murray, who had the funniest part in the movie. I’d wager Space Jam 2 will also feature cameos from today’s most popular athletes.

I’m also curious to see what audience they target for this. It looks like a cross-generational nostalgia based film, targeting fans of the old movie, families, and fans of LeBron James. In 1996, a movie like this was far more unique than it is today, when IP-based reboots, remakes, and sequels happen all the time. It’ll be interesting to see if Space Jam 2 can be more than a retread of the first movie.

Space Jam 2 is directed by Terence Nance with Justin Lin and Ryan Coogler onboard as producers. The sequel is currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 16, 2021. For everything else hitting theaters, here’s our 2019 movie release guide.

Navy Officials Defend Tom Cruise After ‘Arrogant’ Top Gun 2 Set Claims

Top Gun‘s Maverick is known for his need for speed, but Navy officials are shooting down rumors that he also needs better manners. Tom Cruise and company filmed some scenes for the Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in San Diego. Reports recently spread that Cruise’s behavior was seen by some sailors as arrogant, and a Navy official stepped in to defend the actor:

A Navy official defended Tom Cruise to NBC 7 after the news station was told by an anonymous servicemember that Cruise acted “very arrogant” and told them not to look at or touch him. That sailor added that Cruise “angered USS Theodore crew while filming.”

However, Navy escorts who accompanied Tom Cruise through filming disputed that account:

Navy officials also said Tom Cruise took to the mic at a recent “all hands on deck” to personally thank the crew for their support of the film.

Several social media posts critical of Tom Cruise’s on-set behavior were shared by The Scientology Money Project — a news site dedicated to investigating the money, propaganda, and legal matters of Scientology, of which Cruise is a member. The site posted comments said to be from Navy sailors on the TR (names were redacted) with people calling out Cruise for allegedly telling the crew not to look at or talk to him during Top Gun 2 filming.

Not having been there myself, I don’t know who said what to whom. It does seem like it could easily have been a misunderstanding. But if any U.S. Navy servicemembers really did feel disrespected, well, that’s not good. It’s not good in general, and it’s not good for a movie set on their turf.

Paramount already had to step in and correct some previous Top Gun 2 chatter about production halting so Tom Cruise could learn to fly Navy fighter jets. Sources said Cruise couldn’t fly the jets in question even if he wanted to, because civilians just aren’t allowed to. But Cruise would be doing some flying in “certain aircrafts.”

Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, is currently scheduled for release on June 26, 2020. Paramount moved it from its previous release date of July 12, 2019.

Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is back from the 1986 movie, now a captain and flight instructor. Val Kilmer is also back as Iceman, with Miles Teller as the son of Maverick’s late partner Goose. Jennifer Connelly also joins the cast as a single mother who runs the local bar near the Navy base, and apparently she and Cruise reenact a version of the first film’s motorcycle scene. The star-studded cast also includes Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, and Ed Harris. As we wait for this movie to arrive in 2020, check out our 2019 movie release date schedule for details on everything coming out this year.

How J.J. Abrams Wants Star Wars: Episode IX To Make Fans Feel

Later this year, Star Wars: Episode IX will conclude the new trilogy of films that reawakened the Star Wars franchise. As with any finale, there’s bound to be some emotions from fans who have grown attached to Rey, Finn, Poe, and the rest of the gang. It’s up to you to decide how you’re feeling after the movie, but director J.J. Abrams has said that he wants fans to walk away from the film feeling satisfied above all else.

Finales are tough for any storytelling medium to nail, and fans are often left divided on how their favorite movie, television, or book series ended. This December, Star Wars will likely become one of those series as Star Wars: Episode IX wraps up the story that began in 2015. To say that the last entry, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, left fans split down the middle is an understatement, and people are curious how J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm will address the criticism in Episode IX.

It sounds like the goal is to make sure that everyone is left feeling satisfied…which is kind of the goal of every movie, if you think about it.

J.J. Abrams told ET that satisfaction was the most important emotion for Episode IX, though he hopes people feel a lot more by the time the credits finally roll. I certainly don’t envy Abrams’ job, but he does have experience in this area. Fans will remember that Abrams directed The Force Awakens and kickstarted this new trilogy. That movie is certainly satisfying as it captures a lot of the spirit of the original Star Wars films. Some would say it does that a little too well and doesn’t have enough originality, but Abrams did his job.

Episode IX has still got lots of time to figure it out. The movie officially wrapped filming and doesn’t arrive in theaters until December. Abrams shared a touching photo of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac hugging after filming. In reference to that photo and finally wrapping the movie, here’s what Abrams said:

We’ve still got a little while before we can expect a trailer (or a title), but all of our questions will finally be revealed when Star Wars: Episode IX releases in theaters on December 20, 2019. To learn as much about the movie as possible, here’s everything we know so far. For everything else hitting theaters this year, here’s our 2019 movie release guide.

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Poised For Best Box Office Opening Of The Franchise

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the final film in the DreamWorks Animation trilogy, and it’s looking like it could make the most money. You might think “Well, of course!” but up until just now it was looking like the opening weekend might be less than the first two films.

Box office tracking for How to Train Your Dragon 3 has been all over the map, and final opening weekend numbers won’t come in until Sunday afternoon. There were initial predictions of around $40 million, which would be less than the previous two films. However, Deadline just updated that The Hidden World is heading toward the best debut of the trilogy with a $60 million domestic box office opening from 4,259 theaters. Variety was slightly more cautious, putting the opening around $53 million.

Either way, anything above $50 million would be a new franchise record.

Here are the previous opening weekends, and the total worldwide grosses (via Box Office Mojo) as combined from domestic (U.S./Canada) and foreign markets:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World has already made nearly $200 million at the foreign box office heading into this weekend. We’ll have to wait for the full weekend numbers to come in to see where we stand, but if those new $50M-$60M domestic estimates hold, that would clearly be enough to take the record for best franchise opening. Could this film make the most money overall? It has to top $621.5 million for that, so we’ll see.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 concludes the adventures of Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup voice actor Jay Baruchel had said the film would leave fans sad but satisfied. He seemed satisfied and proud that the film has already gotten such a big emotional reaction from moviegoers. There’s even talk that The Hidden World may have a chance at an Oscar this year, unless it loses once again to a Toy Story movie (or the Frozen sequel).

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is now playing in theaters, and however this weekend’s box office shakes out, it sounds like it’ll be more healthy than the ones we’ve seen so far in 2019. Speaking of 2019, bookmark our handy movie release date schedule to keep up with everything heading to the big screen.

Amy Schumer Cancels Tour Due To Pregnancy Complications: ‘It Sucks’

Amy Schumer has never been afraid to get candid, so it’s no surprise that she’s being honest about her pregnancy struggles too. In an Instagram post this weekend, the comedian announced that she’s canceling the remainder of her stand-up tour to focus on her health after dealing with complications with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancies.

“Due to complications from hyperemesis I am not cleared to fly for the next couple weeks,” she wrote in her post. “I am going to cancel the remainder of my tour. Refunds are available at point of purchase.”

“The baby and I are healthy and everything looks good. But I am in my third trimester and I am still nauseous all the time and vomiting,” she continued. “I vomit mostly every time I ride in a car even for five minutes. I have a pretty good attitude about it and some days I feel good for a couple of hours. But mostly it sucks.”

Schumer added that she was disappointed this meant canceling the tour. “I wanted to push through and do my shows. Because I hate letting people down and I love stand up and money! But more than that I have to think about my health and the baby. I know you guys get it and people are like. Bitch are you ok? Take it easy but it’s still embarrassing to have to cancel.”

Schumer announced that she and her husband, chef Chris Fischer, were expecting their first child back in October. She, of course, broke the news in a hilarious way, posting a photo of her and Fischer’s heads photoshopped over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bodies (Markle’s pregnancy news had surfaced just a few days before). She’s kept the Markle humor coming, cracking that she’s excited about “competing with [Meghan] Markle every step of the way.”

Still, she’s since paused the jokes to address just how she’s been feeling and how hard it’s been. While nausea and morning sickness are common in early trimesters, hyperemesis gravidarum can last for some women throughout the duration of a pregnancy. Given the symptoms, it’s pretty understandable why Schumer would want a break from so much traveling.

Fans responded with messages of support, encouraging Schumer to take time for herself and the baby. “HG is the worst mama. Hang in there and take care of yourself! You are almost to the end!” one person reminded her. “A momma’s gotta do, what a momma’s gotta do. Hope you’re feeling better ASAP,” another wrote.

Holmes And Watson ‘Wins’ Worst Picture (And Then Some) At 2019 Razzies

WORST PICTURE
Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Gotti
The Happytime Murders
Robin Hood
Winchester

WORST ACTRESS
Melissa McCarthy, The Happytime Murders and Life of the Party – WINNER
Jennifer Garner, Peppermint
Amber Heard, London Fields
Helen Mirren, Winchester
Amanda Seyfried, The Clapper

WORST ACTOR
Donald J. Trump (as himself), Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9 – WINNER
Johnny Depp (voice), Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell, Holmes & Watson
John Travolta, Gotti
Bruce Willis, Death Wish

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR
John C. Reilly, Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Jamie Foxx, Robin Hood
Ludacris (voice), Show Dogs
Joel McHale, Happytime Murders
Justice Smith, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kellyanne Conway (as herself), Fahrenheit 11/9 – WINNER
Marcia Gay Harden, Fifty Shades Freed
Kelly Preston, Gotti
Jaz Sinclair, Slender Man
Melania Trump (as herself), Fahrenheit 11/9

WORST SCREEN COMBO
Donald J. Trump and his self-perpetuating pettiness, Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9 – WINNER
Any two actors or puppets (especially in those creepy sex scenes), Happytime Murders
Johnny Depp and his fast-fading film career, Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (trashing two of literature’s most beloved characters), Holmes & Watson
Kelly Preston and John Travolta (getting ‘Battlefield Earth’-type reviews!), Gotti

WORST REMAKE, RIPOFF or SEQUEL
Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Death of a Nation (remake of Hillary’s America)
Death Wish
The Meg (ripoff of Jaws)
Robin Hood

WORST DIRECTOR
Etan Cohen, Holmes & Watson – WINNER
Kevin Connolly, Gotti
James Foley, Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson, Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers (Michael and Peter), Winchester

WORST SCREENPLAY
Fifty Shades Freed – WINNER
Death of a Nation
Gotti
Happytime Murders
Winchester

Meghan Markle’s Baby Shower: Ever Detail You Need to Know

Meghan Markle‘s highly anticipated baby shower went down in New York City on Wednesday, February 20. Details about the gathering have slowly been trickling out, but now that it’s finally happened, we know even more.

Before we get into it, though, one interesting thing to note is royal mothers-to-be typically don’t have baby showers. Victoria Arbiter, a royals expert, told ABC News in 2013 such events would be seen as “highly inappropriate” because the royal family is “clearly very wealthy.” “There’s nothing they can’t go out and buy themselves,” she explained. (Except for a necklace that says “mommy”—that’s a keepsake a friend would give you.)

But Markle‘s baby shower was different. The gathering was more of a way for her to reunite with close friends than to receive actual presents (though, obviously, there were some of those too).

Here’s everything we know about the fun celebration:

It happened in New York City. Specifically at The Mark, a swanky uptown hotel. Very fitting for a duchess. The penthouse suite where the festivities went down reportedly costs $75,000 per night.

The guest list was stacked. Omid Scobie, an ABC News royals contributor, told Good Morning America 15 guests were slated to attend. “[Guests] include best pal Jessica Mulroney, actress and close pal Abigail Spencer has flown in, and Priyanka Chopra is supposed to be flying in especially for this from London Fashion Week,” he said, adding, “It’ll be a celebration with her closest friends.” Amal Clooney and Gayle King were photographed arriving to Markle’s shower as well. Other guests included NBC Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer, good friend Markus Anderson, actress Janina Gavankar, designer Misha Nonoo, Markle’s Northwestern University friends, and the gurus behind her royal wedding glam, Daniel Martin and Serge Normant.

Why this date. “The trip was planned some months ago and, with [an official trip to Morroco] this weekend, this is the last available time Meghan can travel before the Baby Sussex is born,” Scobie tells Good Morning America. “Over the weekend she has been catching up with some of her closest friends, visiting favorite spots in the city, and even shopping for baby clothes.”

A second baby shower is also happening in England. According to this tweet from Scobie. Her mother, Doria Ragland, wasn’t at the New York shower but is expected to attend the one in London.

Serena Williams was the host. The two had dinner the night before the baby shower. “Serena had made sure all the little things she liked were there: her favorite foods, flowers, and music. Everything was so thoughtful and tastefully done,” a source tells Elle magazine.

Why Markle decided to have a baby shower in the first place. Remember, it’s an uncommon ritual for royals. “As an American, she was very excited to have a baby shower thrown for her. I think she’d have felt she was missing out if she didn’t have one,” a source tells Vanity Fair. “It’s been such a fun time for her; she is with her oldest friends in the city she loves and really enjoying herself.”

The decor. Official photos probably won’t come out from this super-private gathering, but paparazzi did catch pink roses being delivered to The Mark before Markle’s arrival. Hello notes the orange, yellow, and pink hues to other flowers could be a nod to Markle’s spring due date. Someone was also spotted carrying in an orange tree, which symbolizes prosperity, happiness, and luck—the perfect message for an expecting mother. Elle reports the music of choice was jazz. A harpist named Erin Hill, who’s played solo at the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall, was also seen at The Mark.