Fran Drescher, who turns 65 today (yes, that header pic is from this year), tells Entertainment Tonight that The Nanny might be getting a film adaptation. That’s right, Fran Fine is headed to the big screen, baybay! Hopefully, this idea actually pans out and doesn’t just fade into nothingness like Fran’s plans to reboot the series with Cardi B as her daughter. Actually, maybe that was a good thing. Could the eardrums of the world really handle hearing both women scream-talk “Mistah Sheffieeeeld!” at the same time? It’s a no from me, dawg!
What do all of my favorite romantic comedies of the ’80s and ’90s have in common? Meg Ryan! When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle... hell, I even liked French Kiss. But it’s been awhile since Meg starred in a rom-com. There’s been some VOD shit, but her last proper one was Kate & Leopold (2001). But worry not, Megophiles. Fresh off from Julia Roberts’ return to rom-coms, 60-year-old Meg is making her triumphant return to the genre with What Happens Later, co-starring David Duchovny. Continue reading
Almost thirty years ago (heh?!) a then-10-year-old Thora Birch starred in Hocus Pocus. She played Dani, the cute kid who’s being chased by the Sanderson Sisters, three evil witches who wanna suck out Dani’s soul so they can be young and hot forever (an excruciating process called “Madonna-ing”).
Filming for the sequel began in October 2021, and it’s set to premiere on Disney+ this fall. Since Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all signed on to reprise their roles, some Hocus Pocus fans hoped that Thora would return as well. Now a source has informed Entertainment Weekly that while Disney offered Thora, now 40, “a good supporting role” as an adult version of Dani, she couldn’t make the scheduling work.
The first Downton Abbey movie was the final flick I watched in theatres before the pandemic. The plot was thinner than Rachel Zoe’s client roster circa 2005, but I enjoyed it immensely (thanks edibles!). So I will go see the sequel, Downton Abbey: A New Era, only in theatres on March 18. The trailer was released today, and it looks like fancy fluff. Except, this time, some of the story will be set in a spectacular villa in the south of France. Turns out Maggie Smith’s character boinked a wealthy Frenchman in her youth, and now she’s inherited his mansion. It’s a helpful lesson for young people everywhere: fuck the rich. You never know which one will leave you a villa in their willa!
In honor of the House of Gucci trailer dropping tonight, MGM released a bunch of molto elegante e drammatico character posters featuring the film’s leads. We’ve already seen some on-set pap shots and star Lady Gaga tweeted a pic of her and Adam Driver in full rich-Italian-nineties-chalet mode, but this is our first official look at the entire Gucci famiglia. It includes an unrecognizable Jared Leto in fat/bald Bobby Cannavale drag. At that point, why even spend the cash hiring Jared Leto? For all we know they could be Trojan Horse-casting Kevin Spacey under all those prosthetics! Continue reading
The Sopranos prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, has dropped its official trailer. Finally! A piece of pop culture I actually care about! The new movie, which will be released in theatres and HBO Max on October 1, was directed by Alan Taylor and written by Sopranos creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner. It’s set in 1967 during the Newark race riots and stars the late, great James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini, as a teenage Tony Soprano, who shows a lotta potential (although he never had the makings of a varsity athlete), but gets led down the wrong path by his uncle Dickie Moltisanti (Christopha’s daddy), played by Alessandro Nivola. The trailer features a lot of beatdowns, guns, explosions, vintage cars, bellbottoms, go-go boots, menacing low-angle shots, and the return of Satriale’s. I’m in!