'A Quiet Place II' delayed again, sets sights on September release
"A Quiet Place Part II" is the latest Hollywood film to push its global box office release as the coronavirus pandemic rages on in the U.S. This is the third time the film has been postponed due to the outbreak. The film is the much anticipated sequel to John Krasinski's directorial debut "A Quiet Place," which introduced moviegoers to a world in which deadly, but blind creatures hunt based only on sound. The commercial success of "A Quiet Place" and Krasinski's desire to have the film play on the big screen could keep the film away from the streaming market for the time being. Here's what the 2021 calendar looks like now that "A Quiet Place II" has been postponed.cnbc.com
Q&A: Clooney on 'Midnight Sky' and his twilight as an actor
“The Midnight Sky,” which Clooney directed and stars in, is an apocalyptic sci-fi drama with some striking solitude. Debuting Wednesday on Netflix, “The Midnight Sky,” based on Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel “Good Morning, Midnight," is Clooney's seventh film as director and his biggest scaled production yet. ___AP: You finished shooting “The Midnight Sky” in February, right before the pandemic began. AP: What drew you to “The Midnight Sky”? I know people who are older -- older than me, even -- who live with real regret.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
'A Quiet Place Part II' delays March release due to coronavirus pandemic
"A Quiet Place Part II" is the latest Hollywood film to push its global box office release amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. "A Quiet Place Part II" is the much anticipated sequel to Krasinski's directorial debut "A Quiet Place," which introduced moviegoers to a world in which deadly, but blind creatures hunt based only on sound. "A Quiet Place" also featured Krasinkski's wife, actress Emily Blunt, in a leading role alongside deaf teen actress Millicent Simmonds and a young English actor named Noah Jupe. This is the third Hollywood film to push its release date in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. While "Peter Rabbit 2" and "No Time to Die" have new release dates Aug. 7 and Nov. 25, respectively Krasinkski did not provide a new date for "A Quiet Place Part II."cnbc.com
The best and worst of Super Bowl ads
During advertising’s biggest night, Super Bowl Sunday, marketers battled it out to bolster their brands. PLANTERSPlanters teased its Super Bowl ad nearly two weeks before the game, releasing a teaser that showed its Mr. Peanut mascot seemingly being killed. The actual Super Bowl ad was relatively inoffensive, with a baby Mr. Peanut appearing at the funeral. There's a more involved marketing campaign with Ryder, but the Super Bowl ad didn't communicate much. HARD ROCK INTERNATIONALHard Rock International went all in on its first Super Bowl ad, maybe too much so.
Watch Hyundai's hilarious 'smaht pahk' Boston-themed Super Bowl ad
Hyundai's Super Bowl spot will plug a remote parking assist feature with the help of heavy Boston accents and a slate of celebrities with ties to the city. "[We're] not trying to say everything that's on every car the Super Bowl audience is there to be entertained," Goldberg said. Hyundai's decision to focus on Boston left some wondering if the company was betting on the New England Patriots landing in the Super Bowl. Of course, entertainment value isn't the only thing that matters with the massive audience of the Super Bowl when you're using it to launch a new car. Watch the other Super Bowl spots that have been released so far here.cnbc.com
Oscars 2016 nominations announced
The 88th Academy Award nominations were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills by actor John Krasinski from “The Office,” and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Among the best picture nominees were "The Revenant," "Spotlight" and "The Martian." Fandango’s Erik Davis joins “CBS This Morning" to discuss the surprises and snubs.cbsnews.com