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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ gets its first trailer

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Did you love the first several Mission Impossible films? Do you feel like you need another? You’re in luck, because Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is coming out on July 31st and the first trailer for the movie is here!

It’s got action! It’s got flying! It’s got Tom Cruise! What’s not to love?

Admittedly, I’ve never seen any of the other Mission Impossibles because it’s not really my thing, but I’m sure this movie will be one of the most anticipated of the summer and do really well at the box office.

Will you see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

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Emma Thompson books her best role yet

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Emma Thompson is a wonderfully talented actress and a charming woman, capable of doing all sorts of roles. However, she’s just been announced for one that just might be the absolute pinnacle of her entire career. Get ready, folks: she’s going to play Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

This whole thing is probably going to be a mess, but best believe I’m going to watch it. In case you forgot, Emma Watson is playing Belle, Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey will play the Beast and Luke Evans is going to be Gaston. Yasssssss. Also, Kevin Kline was just announced in the role of Belle’s father, Maurice.

Basically, I just need to know who’s going to play Lumiere now. Then this genius will be complete.

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Oh God, ‘Frozen 2′ has been confirmed

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Frozen was, without a doubt, the most successful Disney movie of all time. Everyone went batty for that shit, and ‘Let It Go’ was stuck in everyone’s heads forever… much to my chagrin. Disney’s not about to lose out on even more billions of dollars, so they’ve officially greenlit a sequel. That’s right: Frozen 2 is coming.

From ComicBook.com:

At a shareholder meeting held on March 12, Walt Disney Animation officially announced Frozen 2, a feature length sequel to the animated phenomenon of 2014.

Creators Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return to develop the sequel, and Josh Gad is confirmed to be returning as the voice of Olaf, the sentient snowman.

No further plot, casting, or release details are available at this time.

The animated short Frozen Fever, featuring the cast of the original Frozen, debuts in front of Disney’s Cinderella, opening March 13.

Oh, and don’t worry – Kristen Bell will be back, too:


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PETA begs Tim Burton to change the ending to his live-action ‘Dumbo’ movie

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Hey, did you guys know that Tim Burton is working on a live-action Dumbo movie? Yes, I’m being serious. It’s happening, whether we like it or not, written by Transformers writer Ehren Kruger. Sounds like a hoot. But there’s one small problem – PETA wants him to change the movie’s ending so that Dumbo can retire at an elephant sanctuary. Uh…

From The Hollywood Reporter:

PETA on Wednesday urged the Big Eyes director to give a new ending for Dumbo where the big-eared circus performer is allowed to retire to a sanctuary.

“We’re hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry,” PETA senior vp Lisa Lange wrote Burton in an open letter.

Lange, in her letter, added PETA likes the original Dumbo movie and storyline “because it tells the story of the heartbreaking abuse that elephants in circuses endure.”

She adds elephants in film and TV shows, as in the circus, don’t freely perform. They instead react to a bullhook, or a sharp weapon, used to control their movements.

“They [elephants] perform because they’re afraid that they’ll be beaten if they don’t,” Lange wrote, before wishing Burton gook luck while directing Dumbo for Disney.

I think PETA needs to dream on and stop acting like every damn thing needs to be a vehicle for their beliefs. Of course I love and support animals (and I’m so happy Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is going to stop using elephants in their shows), but it’s a story. The story is what it is – it doesn’t need to be changed to fit some idealist notion.

Maybe I’m just annoyed because PETA is the worst. Eh, anyway – I doubt this will happen.

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Jamie Dornan wants out of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sequels

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Welp, can’t say this is at all surprising. First, franchise director Sam Taylor-Johnson tries to get out of her contract, and now Jamie Dornan is apparently desperate to avoid any further affiliation with the Fifty Shades of Grey movies and has no interest in portraying Christian Grey ever again. Uh oh…

From The Mirror:

The actor is thought to have stopped his brief relationship with the films early because his wife doesn’t want him to star in any more, it has been claimed.

Actress Amelia Warner, who has a 15-month-old daughter with the star, is said to be unhappy with him acting out the explicit sex scenes in the controversial film.

And Jamie, from Holywood, Co Down, has been left reeling by a barrage of scathing reviews for the movie adaptation of the risque S&M book.

Australian magazine NW claims the 32-year-old has told film bosses he won’t be back as kinky businessman Christian Grey for parts two and three.

While it might be true that Jamie’s wife isn’t really feeling the role, I feel like it’s far more likely that Jamie himself is sick of the bullshit – frankly, I think he probably was sick of it the second the ink dried on the contract. He actually IS a decent actor – again, see The Fall if you want to see the scope of his skills – so it was a bit disheartening to discover he’d taken on the roll at all. I know money talks, but absolute bullshit walks, and Fifty Shades certainly qualifies as bullshit (and that’s being kind).

What will be the biggest joke is that they’ll still make the second and third movies with another actor. Dakota Johnson will stay, of course, because she’s got the personality of wet cardboard and as much chance of getting a decent role otherwise as I have of being Taylor Swift‘s next BFF. In other words, she’s there to stay – how hard is it to bite your lip, anyway?

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ director Sam Taylor-Johnson won’t direct sequels

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Fifty Shades of Grey is an absolute disaster, and we all know it. It’s making a killing at the box office, sure, but there hasn’t been a single positive review for it – it’s awful, the end. With this in mind, and given all the unrest that happened between Fifty Shades‘ author EL James and the movie’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson, it’s no surprise to hear that the franchise will need to be looking for a new director for the second and third movie.

From The Sun (via HuffPo):

“Sam won’t be back for the Fifty Shades sequels. She wants out and Universal knows that’s the right decision.

“Her relationship with Erika has become absolutely toxic – they despise each other and blame each other for the problems with the film.”

The source continued: “All the biggest arguments were about the sex scenes in the film.

“Erica wanted the movie to be loyal to the book and much more explicit.

“But Sam pushed back because she wanted the movie to be more than just a collection of S&M scenes.”

Or, you know, maybe Sam Taylor-Johnson knows she’s got even less hope of being taken seriously as a director if she stays in with this shitty franchise?

Probably the funniest thing is all the series fans who have come out of the movie realizing what utter garbage it is, but they’re so unwilling to admit that they liked utter garbage that I’ve heard literally dozens of people being like, “Well, it was just the first one. The second and third will totally be better because the story is better then!”

Uh, the story is glorified domestic violence with no bearing on actual BDSM, but kewl, keep telling yourself that and wasting your money.

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Will Smith lost his mind when no one went to see ‘After Earth’

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Will Smith has done pretty well for himself, I’d say. An extremely successful TV and movie career that spans a few decades? Good going, dude. You’re rich! Life is good! But they can’t all be winners. Take his 2013 film After Earth, which starred Will and his crazy ass kid Jaden. That one sorta bombed at the box office, and its failure made Will nearly lost his damn mind.

From People:

“For me, this film really marks a transition in my life and emotionally and in my career,” Smith said Sunday during a press conference for Focus at The Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California.

“After the failure of After Earth, a thing got broken in my mind. I was like, ‘Oh, wow. I’m still alive. Oh, wow. Actually, I still am me, even though the movie didn’t open number one. Wait. I can still get hired on another movie.’ ”

“I realized that I still was a good person,” Smith, 46, said. “So when I went into Focus, I completely released the concept of goal orientation and got into path orientation. This moment, this second, these people, this interaction … It is a huge relief for me to not care whether or not Focus is number one or number 10 at the box office.”

Uh.. wow. I suppose Will’s story isn’t all that unique and I bet a bunch of Hollywood actors lose their minds when their films don’t do well – especially if you’re used to being super successful and are dealing with failure rarely. However, he needs to get a damn grip. Did After Earth‘s failure rally impact his life? He could still pay his bills (and the bills of half of California, I imagine), so he needs to chill.

After Earth just looked like it sucked, anyway. Can anyone confirm?

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