Category Archives: Features

Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.25.16)

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Justin Long and Cobie Smulders sign on for a new romantic comedy while CBS re-pilots a Jermaine Fowler vehicle for midseason consideration. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Mary J. Blige Joins Dee Rees Drama “Mudbound” With Jason Clarke And Carey Mulligan

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Mary J. Blige has been added to the all-star cast of Dee Rees’s post-World War II drama, Mudbound. The Grammy Award-winning singer joins Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund and Carey Mulligan.

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The Entire Story Of “Star Wars: A New Hope” Told In A Massive Infographic (Things We Love)

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On May 25, 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was released into theaters and forever changed the landscape of cinema — and to celebrate its 39th anniversary, a massive scrolling infographic was created by artist and graphic novelist Martin Panchaud.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.24.16)

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Shane Black signs on to produce a “stormy” heist film while Simon Pegg and Mike Myers join Margot Robbie for an upcoming thriller. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Zac Efron And Adam DeVine Celebrate Brother’s Day With A NSFW Book (Things We Love)

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In celebration of Brothers Day (apparently that’s today), the two actors read selections from the very NSFW children’s book Where Do Brothers Come From?

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Who Wants To Be The Next Bond, James Bond?

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The next actor to play Bond will spend the next dozen or so years of his life doing all the heavy lifting in a beloved, increasingly action-heavy and physical role, while also suffering the slings and arrows of those fans who will judge him simply for playing the part. So, who’s up for it?

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Tracking Board’s Daily Briefing (5.24.16)

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Here are some of the top entertainment news stories you need to start your day. Pitch Perfect star Brittany will star and produce a new rom-com and Whoopi Goldberg is set to slay a show about a modeling agency.

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7 Stories From Cannes That You Might Have Missed

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The 69th Cannes Film Festival wrapped over the weekend and like every other year, there were some highs and some lows, some standing ovations and, yes, some boos. Here’s a few of the top takeaways from this year’s fest.

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Topps Deals Out Weekly Trading Cards For “Preacher” (Things We Love)

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If you are of a certain age than you know the value of good ol’ fashioned trading cards. Topps plans to reincarnate that kind of fandom with a series of trading cards associated with AMC’s TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s graphic novel Preacher.

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The Angry Birds Movie Review: A Foul Fowl Film

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When a movie’s source material is a game downloaded on smartphones, the sole purpose of which is to serve as a brief distraction, one can assume a 90-minute adaptation that attempts to stay faithful to its ‘story’ won’t translate very well.

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Tracking Board’s Daily Briefing (5.23.16)

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Here are some of the top entertainment news stories you need to start your day. Jeff Goldblum joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a key role while Michael Keaton is in talks (again) for another comic book franchise.

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The 2016 Cannes Film Festival – The Complete List Of Winners

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On Sunday, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller’s jury for the 69th Cannes Film Festival handed out awards to the best of the fest on the Croisette.

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Marvel Confirms Cast Of “Thor: Ragnarok” While CW Embraces Four Nights Of DC

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Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the latest Thor 3 casting news out of Marvel and the looks ahead to The CW’s fall schedule. Plus, Gilmore Girls, Ghostbusters, and more!

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Cannes Spotlight: Richard Gere’s “The Dinner” Acquired By The Orchard And “Mimosas” Wins Big At Critics Week

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The news from Cannes this week includes The Orchard nabbing Richard Gere’s The Dinner and the heap of critical praise for Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas.

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Alice Through The Looking Glass Review: This Visual Wonder Is Spectacularly Bland

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Although it’s a visual spectacle of fantastical characters, Victorian flair, and Johnny Depp’s creepy interpretation of Hatter, James Bobin’s sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland flounders and flails as it struggles to be entertaining.

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“The Nice Guys” Gets A ’70s Animation Makeover (Things We Love)

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Warner Bros. released an animated promo that captures the glorious essence of Shane Black’s disco-era action comedy

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Spec Book 2015: Breaking Down The Agents And Managers Who Repped The Specs

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In 2015, we tracked over 370 individual reps from over 100 different agencies and management companies, some of the most storied institutions in the industry, the hungry young upstarts looking to stake their claim in Hollywood – and everyone in between. Download the 2015 Spec Book today!

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The Runway – The CW Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Thursday, The CW delivered the last of the network upfront presentations, celebrating the arrival of Supergirl as well as a few new series to the fall schedule.

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Tracking Board’s Daily Briefing (5.20.16)

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Here are some of the top entertainment news stories you need to start your day. Dwayne Johnson is set to join a new cinematic universe and Margot Robbie is looking to star in a film about the creator of a beloved childhood book.

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The Nice Guys Review: For A Good Time, Watch This Retro-Cool Action Comedy

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Offbeat, amusing, slightly demented, and throughly entertaining, The Nice Guys is quintessential Shane Black, presenting a series of out-of-the-ordinary events that link together in the most ordinary way.

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Spec Book 2015: The State Of The Spec Market

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The spec market might not be as strong as it was two decades ago, but all things considered, it’s still doing pretty well. With the release of the 2015 Spec Book, let’s take a look at the state of the spec market.

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The Runway – CBS Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Wednesday, it was The Eye’s turn to present their upcoming schedule to Madison Avenue and present the latest trailers for the new series.

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This Commercial For Xavier’s School For the Gifted Youngsters Is Totally Rad (Things We Love)

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Complete with synthy music and awesome video effects, the latest piece of ’80s-themed marketing for X-Men: Apocalypse is a VHS-quality enrollment commercial for Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters

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Tracking Board’s Daily Briefing (5.19.16)

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Here are some of the top entertainment news stories you need to start your day. Things are getting shaken up at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment and Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk is looking to adapt one of his most popular novels.

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Spec Book 2015: The Spec Book All-Stars

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Each year our Spec Book brings you a holistic review of the past year in the spec market, and each year, there are a few notable all-stars who have the distinction of being included on all four of the major “best of” lists. Click here to download the 2015 Spec Book today!

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The Runway – ABC Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Tuesday, ABC revealed a few sneak peaks of some of the shows that will hit the Alphabet in the fall.

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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Review: Don’t Rush To See This Sequel

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The Seth Rogen-Zac Efron sequel is set up to be another hysterical and delightfully crude college romp but ends up being more of a mandatory orientation mixer.

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The Runway – FOX Upfronts: What Got Picked Up, What Didn’t, And Why

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In the midst of this week’s network upfronts, The Runway contributors Andrew Woodberry and Ashish Mehta discuss what got picked up, what didn’t, and why. On Monday, Fox followed up NBC with its upfront presentation, unveiling nearly a dozen new shows that will be joining the network’s schedule.

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Tracking Board’s Daily Briefing (5.18.16)

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Here are some of the top entertainment news stories you need to start your day. Ivan Reitman signs on to produce adaption of a sci-fi children’s book and

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Spec Book 2015: Breaking Down The 10 Most Popular Spec Script Genres

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We’ve broken down the 10 most popular genres as they appeared in the 2015 Spec Book to give you further insight and analysis into the spec market as a whole. Click here to download the 2015 Spec Book today!

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