TV and Movie News (page 7)

Mickey Rooney, Hollywood Legend, Dies at Age 93
April 07, 2014 @ 12:47 pm PST     Andy Neuenschwander    
Hollywood has lost a true legend, as character actor Mickey Rooney passed away Sunday. Rooney is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood history, with a grand total of 340 acting credits listed on his IMDB page. Even then, that doesn't begin to chronicle his entire career, which started with his family's vaudeville act and consequently also included a number of stage and radio roles.
'How I Met Your Mother' Creator Promises Alternate Ending on DVD Set
April 07, 2014 @ 12:26 pm PST     Andy Neuenschwander    
Here's some good news for "How I Met Your Mother" fans: That controversial ending might not be the only one there is. Carter Bays, one of the long-running CBS sitcom's creators, took to Twitter about a week after the ending that put fans in an uproar to answer questions. Naturally, he got a lot of questions about the rather sad and, to most fans, disappointing series finale episode.
'Game of Thrones' Premiere Recap: Let's All Give Jamie Lannister a Big Hand
April 07, 2014 @ 12:13 pm PST     Andy Neuenschwander    
It's time to go back to Westeros! The season premiere of "Game of Thrones" hit HBO (and totally crashed HBO Go) last night, but in case you didn't get to catch it and still want to sound informed around the water cooler, here's everything that happened, by location: KING'S LANDING Jamie Lannister's got a brand new hand, and a brand new sword.
'Star Wars: Episode VII' Begins Filming
April 07, 2014 @ 7:51 am PST     Evan Gillespie    
We don't know much yet about J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars" sequel, but the film's production team is already hard at work. According to Disney's chief, the project is underway, even though the screenplay has been a bit of a problem and there are still some holes to fill in the cast.
Here's 'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm on a Dating Show in the 90's
April 04, 2014 @ 11:58 am PST     Andy Neuenschwander    
So, maybe Don Draper doesn't always get the ladies... In anticipation of the premiere of the final season of "Mad Men," this little gem surfaced on YouTube today. It's a video of Jon Hamm on the dating show "The Big Date," which aired back in the 90's, when Hamm was just 25 years old. And it is fantastic. Hamm, in his full 90's floppy-haired glory, vies for the affection of a girl with a self-professed foot fetish.
After Letterman: What's Next for Late Night?
April 04, 2014 @ 10:43 am PST     Evan Gillespie    
Musical chairs among the hosts of late-night talk shows is nothing new. Seems like barely a week goes by when a host is not leaving his or her show, starting a new show, or moving to take over someone else's old show. But when David Letterman announced this week that he'd be retiring next year, he touched off speculation about a potential late-night shuffle the likes of which we haven't seen in decades.
TV Ratings: 'Captain America' Can't Rescue 'Agents of SHIELD'
April 04, 2014 @ 10:13 am PST     Evan Gillespie    
It's a perplexing problem: why are so many people eager to see Marvel movies at the theaters, while fewer and fewer people are willing to watch Marvel characters on TV? This week, "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" tried to solve the problem by cozying up to the soon-to-be hit movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Did it work?
New on Netflix in April: 'Titanic' is Back
April 04, 2014 @ 9:47 am PST     Evan Gillespie    
There was a time when you could watch "Titanic" as often you wanted to on Netflix, but those days ended months ago when the blockbuster hit disappeared from the service's streaming catalog. Now it's back, along with a selection of huge hits from years past.
New Movies Apr. 4-6: 'Captain America' Takes on the World
April 04, 2014 @ 9:27 am PST     Evan Gillespie    
In the absence of the entire Avengers line-up, movie goers will have to be satisfied with Black Widow, newcomer the Falcon and Captain America this weekend. It looks like that will be good enough for most ticket buyers, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is set for a massively successful opening weekend.
'True Blood' Season 7 Teaser Trailer Reminds Us of a Very Morbid Fact
April 03, 2014 @ 9:19 pm PST     Andy Neuenschwander    
Get ready to say goodbye to Bon Temps. The season seven teaser trailer for "True Blood" is out today, and it isn't all that fact, it's downright morbid. The teaser takes us through a graveyard, showing us gravestones for many of the Bon Temps residents that we've lost over the years. That includes, of course, the recent death of Terry Bellefleur, who is the second-to-last grave we see.