A bit of casting news! Common has joined the Cast of Netflix‘s NEVER HAVE I EVER! Common joins the cast as Dr. Chris Jackson, a suave and debonair dermatologist who works in Nalini‘s (Poorna Jagannathan) building. His high-end practice and celebrity clients are impressive to everyone — except Nalini.
In Season 2 of the coming-of-age comedy Never Have I Ever, Indian American teenager Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) continues to deal with the everyday pressures of high school and drama at home, while also navigating new romantic relationships.
Bend & Snaps! Our friends at Hollywood Suite enlisted our help crafting a yummy Legally Blonde-inspired creation as part of their Reel Meals Series. We’re so thrilled to hear Mindy Kaling will be co-writing Legally Blonde 3, one of our favourite underdog stories of all time! How timely, especially since Legally Blonde will be premiering on Hollywood SuiteJune 28, 2020? Be sure to check-out their Blog for more movie-inspired delectables on their Blog here.
While cookies aren’t technically a meal, who doesn’t love a snack while watching a movie?
These ginger snaps not only are sinfully buttery and full of spicy sass, but they also can be dolled-up like Elle Woods would! We challenge you to break-out the sparkliest sprinkles and the hottest pink icing to pay tribute to one of our favourite on-screen heroines.
Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup Crisco Golden 3/4 cup organic raw sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 3 tbsps candied ginger, chopped 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions: 1. Mix flour, spices, baking soda and salt together in one bowl. 2. Using handmixer, cream butter, shortening and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg and vanilla, beating till creamy. 3. Add molasses and mix till combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. 4. Add flour mixture bit by bit with handmixer on low, combining fully. 5. Disperse candied ginger throughout cookie dough using hands. Shape dough into a ball, cover and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour. 6. Using food processor, take 1/4 cup sugar and grind for about a minute. Pour sugar in a shallow platter. 7. Preheat oven to 350°F. 8. After chilled, allow dough to stand room temperature till pliable (about 15 or more minutes). Roll dough into equal-sized balls. 9. Dip dough balls into sugar and place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Dough should yield 20-24 cookies. 10. Bake 13-15 minutes depending how firm you want the cookie. When you see crinkles form, this means the cookies are done. Remove from oven. 11. Cool on sheet for about 20-30 minutes. Once fully cooled after minimum 1 hour, you may start dressing the cookies with icing and favourite Legally Blonde phrases and words like “Elle“, “Bruiser” and of course, “Bend” and “Snap“! These are fine in the fridge for a week or more.
Produced by Mindy Kaling, NEVER HAVE I EVER stars Toronto’s own Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and here’s your first look!
Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. The series stars newcomer, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. Never Have I Ever is created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, with Lang Fisher serving as executive producer, showrunner and writer.
See the Trailer:
NEVER HAVE I EVER streams on Netflix Friday, April 27, 2020.
eOne Films x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see LATE NIGHT! Screenings take place as follows in June 3rd in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax and Victoria.
Synopsis: Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), a late-night talk show host with 28 years of experience, has won an impressive total of 43 Emmy awards. However, when it’s pointed out that she has an all-male writing staff, she asks her boss to hire a female writer. He hires Molly Patel(Mindy Kaling, who also wrote the screenplay), an Indian-American with a talent for comedy, but no experience.
When the head of the network tells Katherine this season will be her last and that she’ll be replaced by a stand up male comedian (Ike Barinholtz), Katherine decides she’s not giving up without a fight. Molly works to give Katherine a fresh, new vibe, writing modern monologues for her that portray Katherine as more authentic and personal.
Fetching top price at Sundance earlier this year, Mindy Kaling-written and starring LATE NIGHT sees its Trailer debut!
Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and—presto!—Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career—and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.
See the Trailer:
eOne Films release LATE NIGHTFriday, June 7, 2019.
Late Night follows tough-as-nails late night Talk Show Host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), who after getting accused of hating women, hires her first female Staff Writer, Molly (Mindy Kaling).
Mindy Kaling finally has blessed us with her brilliant Screenwriting talents on the big screen. True to brand, her Script is smart and hilarious with an enormous amount to say about social issues. Kaling has created characters who represent where we are in a timely manner and the casting is perfection. Thompson knocks it out of the park as the brutally honest Katherine. Her layered and delightfully-comical performance will be remembered. She is surrounded by an outstanding Ensemble, including the forever lovable Kaling,Dennis O’Hare, John Lithgow, Reid Scott and Hugh Dancy. Late Night is without a doubt a runaway smash!
Late Night screens at Sundance on Jan 25 at 6:30PM at Eccles PC, Jan 26 at 9AM at Eccles PC, Jan 27 at 3:15PM at Grand SLC, Jan 28 at 12PM at Sundance Resort, Jan 29 at 8:45PM at Library PC and 9:30PM at Eccles PC, Feb 2 at 8:30PM at The MARC PC, and Feb 3 at 6:15PM at Tower SLC.
It was a star-studded second day at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and our Amanda Gilmore was out and about capturing all the excitement in between her screenings.
She tells us TROOP ZERO is the one to look out for next Awards Season as the feel-good Film produced by and starring Viola Davis premiered to rousing reception. Check out her Review here.
She also saw the Adaptation of popular Richard Wright Novel, NATIVE SON which sees Best Picture-winning Moonlight star Ashton Sanders back in the spotlight again. Her thoughts on the Film here.
Real-life couple Director Bart Freundlich and Oscar winner Julianne Moore team-up on a Remake of Danish film AFTER THE WEDDING, which also stars Michelle Williams. Amanda‘s review here.
Throughout the day there were second screenings from films that premiered last night and into the afternoon and evening their were new premieres to come. One of those premieres was Shia LaBeouf’s screenwriting debut Film, which is semi-autobiographical, Honey Boy. When the Film finished, there was a strong applause and since then it has been on our radar. Another Film that premiered tonight was Screenwriter and Actor Mindy Kaling’s Late Night. This Film follows a female Late Night Talk Show Host, which is definitely something topical right now. It is one of the hardest tickets to get at this year’s Festival. Kaling has been a steady force within the industry since her days on The Office. Now IMDb has given Kaling the STARMeterAward today.
Out on Main Street, many stars were found walking, doing press and hitting some parties. Some people spotted today were Mindy Kaling, Nick Robinson, Julianne Moore, Jada Pinkett Smith, Malin Åckerman, Billy Crudup and more.
A majority of these actors opted to walk down the street to each of their interviews rather than taking a vehicle. And a lot of them took their time to stop for fans on the street even though a lot were running around to their next interviews.
Tonight also was the Sundance KickoffParty that we were lucky enough to attend. The atmosphere was filled with high energy and conversations about the best films viewed so far. After overhearing conversations it is clear that many people loved Troop Zero, while others had a lot to say about Documentaries.
Check-out some of the awesome star sightings by Amanda in and around the hub of the Festival:
Ashton Sanders, Native Son
Sanaa Lathan, Native Son
Jada Pinkett Smith, Hala
Mindy Kaling, Late Night
Nick Robinson, Native Son
Malin Åkerman, To the Stars
Amy Ryan, Late Night
Abby Quinn, After the Wedding
Liana Liberato, To the Stars
There is still a lot of Festival left! Tomorrow Zac Efron will be in town to premiere his TedBundy Biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which just dropped its Trailer today. There is a lot of hype surrounding it so far at Sundance. There will be some star power hitting the Midnight Programme tomorrow night with Dakota Johnson and ArmieHammer’s new film Wounds. It is sure to be a day full of excitement and we look forward to bringing you all the latest, so stay tuned.
Umm. How ever did we live without OCEAN‘S 8? We present to you the brand new Teaser for this all-female, star-studded installment in the Heist Series!
The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when a group of 8 plan and execute a heist in New York. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina.
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release OCEAN’S 8Friday, June 8, 2018.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)
Such a complete delight partaking in the festivities of the 2013 Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) this year in New York City. The Gala celebrates the Metropolitan Museum‘s annual opening of the Fashion Exhibit at the Costume Institute, bringing together the Worlds of Film, Music and Fashion. Although it’s 6:00 AM and I have yet to sleep a wink, I’ve had a blast chasing the Stars and enjoying the Fashions, celebrating the theme of Punk! Although some were faithful to it, there were also several diversions, resulting in a large variety to the eye.
Yes, it was surreal being an arm’s length from Madonna who looked fun and edgy in her Cleopatra Hair and seeing Natalie Portman clash at once with her on the Red Carpet with her, only for her to acquiesce and let the reigning Queen of Pop shine in her metallic Givenchy Haute Couture Dress. I am still in awe of Beyoncé‘s marvelous Givenchy Gown, which drew the most applause from Onlookers who lined the streets for a glimpse outside the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Or how about getting an air kiss from this year’s Host Rooney Mara after telling her how much I admire her work? And I cannot deny how surreal it was seeing Sofia Coppola walk arm-in-arm with Marc Jacobs – two of my favourite People! Or how about witnessing a warm embrace between Girls Star/Writer/Producer Lena Dunham and equally brilliant Mindy Kaling? And did I mention I accidentally stepped-on Jessica Alba‘s dress?
The Parties continued well into the morning, with the main event taking place at The Standard Hotel, where the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Madonna, Katy Perry, Carey Mulligan and a newly-blonde Anne Hathaway, stirred-up some madness. Lawrence in particular raised a frenzy among Fans and Paparazzi alike, zipping along with tactical speed into her SUV.
See a Montage below of Clips I took from the Evening. You won’t believe how crazy things got for Jennifer Lawrence!
Check-out this brand-new International Trailer for Wreck-It Ralph, the first in Disney‘s massive one-two Punch this fourth quarter, to be finished with the well-received Lincoln (November 16, 2012).
The Animated Feature is about a Video Game Villain decides to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a Hero, but this comes at the expense of all others who live in the Arcade. Wreck-It Ralph is the directorial Feature Debut from Rich Moore (Futurama, The Simpsons), and showcases the Voicework of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Mindy Kaling and Dennis Haysbert.
Expect Cameos from some our most beloved Video Game Stars including Chun-Li (Street Fighter), Bowser (Super Mario Bros.), Doctor Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog), Frogger (Frogger), Dig Dug (Dig Dug), plus various Characters from Pac-Man and much more!
Watch the Trailer in full below:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada releases Wreck-It Ralph on November 2, 2012.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Animation Studios)