Sherri Shepherd talks new role in Netflix faith-based film ‘A Week Away’
HOUSTON – In the new Netflix film ‘A Week Away,’ troubled teen Will Hawkins has to attend summer camp as a way of getting out of going to juvenile detention. While at camp, he learns the powers of kindness, forgiveness, and faith. Sherri shepherd plays Kristen, Will’s inspiring camp counselor. Hear how the music in the film helped Sherri say yes to the part, plus how she almost set her hair on fire on the set of the summer camp faith-based movie.
Extras needed for movie being filmed in Conroe this spring
A new movie will begin filming in Conroe in mid-April and its production company is seeking extras to fill out its scenes. The film is described as a “mind-bending story exploring the themes of friendship, love, hope, faith, and redemption” and centers around a writer who was in a car accident. “The Author is a labor of love, carefully crafted over a decade, produced with a specific purpose,” wrote screenwriter Ritchey Cable on the film’s website. “The viewer is invited to enter into the story and engage with some of life’s most puzzling questions.”Couples or individuals interested in becoming extras for the film can register here. Those selected will appear in scenes involving a diner, a coffee shop or an extravagant wedding.
‘MOXIE!’ stars Hadley Robinson and Alycia Pascual-Peña chat importance of making your voice heard
HOUSTON – ‘MOXIE!’ is about a shy 16-year-old who publishes an anonymous magazine calling out sexism at her high school. After the magazine is read by all of the students, it sparks a school-wide coming-of-RAGE revolution. Hadley Robinson and Alycia Pascual-Peña star in the Amy Poehler-directed film, and they’re chatting about the importance of making your voice heard. The film also stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Ike Barinholtz, Poehler, and Marcia Gay Harden. ‘MOXIE!” is currently streaming on Netflix.
Stars from ‘The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things’ talk living the same day over and over again
HOUSTON – Have you ever had a case of deja-vu that lasted…forever? ‘The Map Of Tiny Perfect Things’ starring Kathryn Newton and Kyle Allen was just recently released, and it’s currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The story starts with an introduction to Mark, who is perfectly content living the same day in an endless loop. His world is turned upside-down when he meets the mysterious Margaret, who is also stuck in the same loop. According to the website, “What follows is a love story with a fantastical twist, as the two struggle to figure out how —and whether —to escape their never-ending day.”The film’s stars Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen, and Jermaine Harris chatted with Lauren Kelly about what it was like to be stuck in the same day forever.
Catch The Sundance Satellite Film Festival at Moonstruck Drive-In at East River
HOUSTON – The Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema at East River is the original EaDo Drive-In Movie Theatre, and it’s the city’s first and only permanent drive-in movie theatre and event venue. Houston Cinema Arts Society has partnered up with Sundance Film Festival to host the 2021 Sundance Satellite Film Festival starting today through February 2. As one of the only three 2021 Sundance Film Festival world premiere locations in Texas, Michael Robinson, Marketing and Communications Manager for Houston Cinema Arts Society told us this is an event you don’t want to miss. The Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema will accommodate up to 150 cars, making it one of the largest satellite locations in the country. During the screenings, food and beverages will be available for contactless purchase from popular local food trucks and nearby establishments.
Actor Kevin Costner talks new thriller ‘Let Him Go,’ ‘Yellowstone,’ horseback riding, and more
HOUSTON – One of the most talented actors to grace our screens, with roles in iconic films like ‘The Bodyguard, ‘Dances With Wolves’ ‘Field Of reams’ and so many more, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner chatted with us about his latest project. Kevin is currently starring in a new thriller called ‘Let Him Go,’ which is in theaters and on demand now. The film also stars another dynamite actress (who Kevin has previously worked with before,) the incredible Diane Lane. The description from the official website says:“Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.”Watch a Kevin chats with Lauren Kelly about the movie, his popular series ‘Yellowstone,’ horseback riding, and more.
‘The Blob’ coming to 1940 Air Terminal Museum: What you need to know
HOUSTON – The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is hosting a drive-in movie showing Saturday ahead of Halloween. The museum, located at Hobby Airport, will show the movie “The Blob” starring Steve McQueen in his debut role. The museum is encouraging attendees via a Facebook event post to purchase their ticket in advance as they have a limited amount of space available so COVID-19 protocols and social distancing can be followed. Admission is $25 per vehicle and $20 for museum members and refreshments will be available for purchase. The drive-in movie will begin at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets in advance, click here.
Christopher Reid of 90’s duo Kid ‘n Play celebrating 30th anniversary of ‘House Party’
HOUSTON – If you grew up in the 90′s, things like neon colored t-shirts, rides at Astroworld, Doc Martens, and Nintendo Game Boys give you all kinds of nostalgia, as does the mention of one of the biggest movies of that decade: ‘HOUSE PARTY!’The ‘House Party’ movie franchise released its first film in March of 1990, and it starred Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid and Christopher ‘Play’ Martin of the famous hip hop duo, Kid 'n Play. The pair were responsible for the iconic high top fade haircut, and kick-step dance, which are still just as popular today as they were then. Watch as Lauren Kelly takes a walk down memory lane with Christopher “Kid” Reid to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film.
Ready to watch your fall favorites? Rooftop Cinema Club’s lineup features ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and more
HOUSTON – Rooftop Cinema Club is bringing in the fall drive-in season with comic book heroes, Halloween favorites, romance films and more. Guests can also continue enjoying Rooftop’s popular $5 “Community Screenings” every Sunday where 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the Houston Food Bank and the Black Lives Matter organization. For a late-night-date-night Sunday through Thursday, the venue offers $20-per-vehicle tickets (for 2 people) for all 10-11 p.m. screenings. Doors open one hour prior to all 7:30-8 p.m. screenings and 30 minutes prior to the 10-11 p.m. screenings. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as parking spaces will be assigned for each section on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Party on, dudes!: This is where to watch Bill & Ted: Face the Music in Houston
The long-awaited third installment to the Bill & Ted franchise is finally here. Since their last adventure, Bill & Teds Bogus Journey, the two best friends Bill (played by Alex Winter) and Ted (played by Keanu Reeves) are now middle-aged men raising daughters, realizing that they have yet to fulfill their rock n roll destiny. But, according to a visitor from the future, they need to come up with one to save life on Earth, according to IMDb. Check the list below to see where in Houston you can watch Bill & Ted: Face the Music whether in theaters or via streaming at home. Movie theatersStreaming servicesMany streaming services have made the movie available, including packages where you can relive the first two movies, Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure and Bill & Teds Bogus Journey before jumping into Face the Music.
Emmys could use regular home after record-low ratings
Michelle Williams accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for "Fosse/Verdon" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Every other major awards show has one. The noble idea was that everyone would be invested in the Emmys, and thus have a stake in its success. The Television Academy renewed its broadcast deal last year, ensuring that the awards would continue to rotate among the Big Four through 2026. Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention.
Does "American Sniper" movie complicate real-life murder trial?
Does "American Sniper" movie complicate real-life murder trial? CBSN's Vinita Nair and Michelle Miller talk to Eriq Gardner, senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter, about the controversy surrounding "American Sniper." Could the movie complicate a murder trail that's already underway?cbsnews.com
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview"
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview" Movie fans and filmmakers are condemning Sony's decision to shelve "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, as "un-American." Sony decided to not release the film after hackers made threats to theaters and moviegoers. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com