Netflix’s ‘Green Eggs and Ham’: Adam Devine to Voice Sam I Am, Michael Douglas Set as Guy Am I

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Netflix has set the voice cast for its upcoming animated series “Green Eggs and Ham,” with Adam Devine playing Sam I am, the infamous odd-breakfast-choice-pusher, and Michael Douglas set as Guy Am I, the dude who could not, would not eat this dish pretty much anywhere.

Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss and executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the new show will be lead by Devine, Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key, Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, John Turturro and Daveed Diggs.

“Green Eggs and Ham” follows opposites “Guy” (Douglas) and “Sam” (Adam Devine) as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish.

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The show is created and executive produced by Jared Stern, with DeGeneres, Sam Register, Mike Karz (Gulfstream TV), David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman. The project hails from Warner Bros. Animation.

Here is the “long synopsis,” per Netflix:

The story of Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Plains, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home.

Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher.

A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery.

Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins.

Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.

Watch the teaser above.

“Green Eggs and Ham” launches this fall on Netflix.

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‘The Kominsky Method’: Michael Douglas & Alan Arkin Talk Approaching Old Age As “Funny Rather Than Tragic” – TCA

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‘The Kominsky Method’ Season 2 Adds Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Reiser as Recurring Guests

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Netflix’s Chuck Lorre comedy “The Kominsky Method” has added a trio of recurring guest stars for its second season.

Jane Seymour, Jacqueline Bisset and Paul Reiser will appear in the second season of the Golden Globe-winning series as recurring guest stars, joining series stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in multiple episodes each.

Seymour will play “Madelyn,” a seventy-something, well-to-do woman who Norman (Arkin) had a mad love affair with in the Sixties before he met his wife. Fifty years later, they meet and start again.

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Bisset will play “Gabrielle,” Mindy’s (Sarah Baker) mom and Sandy’s (Douglas) French ex-wife who delights in still being able to push the buttons of her ex-husband, while Reiser will play “Martin,” a sixty-something high school teacher who gets romantically involved with Mindy.

The comedy about a former Hollywood star and his longtime agent navigating their later years in Los Angeles is currently in production on an eight-episode second season to premiere on the streamer later this year. In addition to Arkin and Douglas, Sarah Barker and Nancy Travis are also returning as series regulars.

Lorre, Al Higgins and Douglas serve as executive producers on the series from Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

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Will There Be an ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer During the Super Bowl?

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It’s a cliche by now that a lot of folks watch the Super Bowl primarily for the commercials, and for movie studios the Big Game tends to be a pretty big marketing day. So you tune in for the football and the funny ads, and you’re treated to new trailers for some of the biggest movies of the year.

And there’s little doubt, at this point, what will be the biggest movie of 2019. After “Avengers: Infinity War” grossed more than $2 billion worldwide and ended on probably the most insane cliffhanger in the history of the cinema blockbuster, everyone is expecting “Avengers: Endgame” to make a similarly gargantuan splash.

This is an unusual year for the Super Bowl in that we aren’t expecting a whole lot of movie trailers during the game this year. For whatever reason, studios seem to be shying away from the spectacle this time. But will Disney be among those skipping the Super Bowl this year?

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Officially, there’s no word on whether “Avengers: Endgame” will make an appearance during the Super Bowl, but we are expecting a new trailer Sunday evening.

The marketing cycle for the film started fairly late for one of these things, with the first trailer dropping in early December. For a mega-blockbuster like “Endgame,” we expect three trailers before it lands in theaters on April 26. Around the release of “Captain Marvel” in March is a natural place to put one, and so the Super Bowl likewise would make perfect sense as far as timing.

But that’s just our guess — we don’t actually have any official word about an “Avengers: Endgame” trailer for the Super Bowl. But we would be surprised if the game comes and goes without one.

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On the other hand, given how cryptic and relatively low key we expect the marketing for this movie to be — Marvel doesn’t want to give away anything — they could very well just skip past the Big Game confident that they don’t have to make a huge push to get folks out to see how this whole thing ends. Anything is possible.

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Peyton Reed Trolls Fans Looking for ‘Avengers 4’ Info on ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Director’s Commentary

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(Spoilers ahead for the ending of both “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War”)

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” got its digital home video release on Tuesday night, and if you’re like me the first thing you did was watch the movie’s audio commentary with director Peyton Reed in hopes that he might give some insight into how its ending, which intersects directly with that of “Avengers: Infinity War,” would lead into “Avengers 4” next year.

And while Reed’s commentary was certainly full of fascinating and interesting nuggets about the characters and behind-the-scenes goings-on on “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” it did seem to be missing any chatter about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general and Ant-Man specifically.

That is, until the very end of the film, when Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is marooned in marooned inside the Quantum Realm because Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) all fell victim to Thanos’ finger snap.

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Finally, Reed starts to look forward a bit, but it’s all in service of lightly trolling the audience because of course he isn’t actually allowed to say anything about “Avengers 4.” So, yes, it was disappointing that we don’t get any substantial tease for what’s next from this commentary, but also this was pretty. Read Reed’s full comments below.

“What this means, in the larger sense — of course I’m not at liberty to say. You know that! Even if you’re sitting here listening to this, and you’ve been listening to me ramble on for two hours. And you’re hanging on the hope — oh man, is he gonna reveal something about ‘Avengers 4’ that I don’t know? Well guess what, you’re in luck. I have here the screenplay [shuffles papers] for ‘Avengers 4,’ which I am going to read to you right now.

“But before I actually get through the entire script I’m just going to read some of the salient plot points. Now, these are not only spoilers, I would say these are extreme spoilers. So I’m gonna go through them very, very carefully. So the first question is: is everyone dead, or who’s coming back?

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“Well, here’s what I’ll say about — I can only speak about our characters in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ So Scott Lang is in the Quantum Realm, and he is seemingly trapped, and we don’t quite know how he’s gonna get out. We know in the first movie he had some grow discs with him that he used to get out. Dramatically, we can’t go to that well again. That would just be lazy. As filmmakers, we can’t do that again. So we made sure that he does not have any grow discs with him in the new suit. And, remember, it appears that it’s the malfunctioning suit. So how’s he gonna get out of that? Well, here’s how [crackling noise that he makes with his mouth, then silence for several seconds] …and he manages to do what I just said. So, umm, you guys got that, right? Cool.

“So, now let’s talk about our favorite Avengers. Let’s talk about Spider-Man. Let’s talk about Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Hulk. What happens to these characters in ‘Avengers 4’? Well — hang on, someone’s coming. Yeah. You know what, I’m being told that I cannot actually tell you any of this stuff. I thought the street date of this disc would allow me to reveal some of the secrets, but I’m not gonna be able to reveal any of that. I apologize for that. Sorry to get your hopes up about that.

“I can talk to you about the next ‘Ant-Man’ movie. [pause] Actually, I’m not allowed to talk about that either. There’s really been no determination as to whether there is even going to be a next ‘Ant-Man’ movie, or ‘Wasp’ movie, or anything. We don’t know anything. And I’m not allowed to talk about that. So, umm, let’s talk about, umm, let’s talk about ‘Planet of the Apes.’ You guys like the ‘Apes’ movies?”

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From there, Reed does proceed to talk about his love of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, then “Star Wars,” then Altoids — he jokes that because of the prominent appearance of an Altoids tin in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” he now gets a lifetime supply of the mints.

Anyway, all that certainly wasn’t what we were looking for when we turned on the commentary, but it was pretty funny. In any case, only five more months or so until “Captain Marvel” comes out, and (sheesh) seven until “Avengers 4” gives us a resolution to all this. “Only” seven months.

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Kathleen Turner’s Vulture Interview Gets Real: Trump’s ‘Gross Handshake,’ Cliquey ‘Friends’ Cast

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Kathleen Turner is known for her raspy, smoky and sultry voice in steamy romances and comedies like “Body Heat,” “Romancing the Stone” and as the voice of Jessica Rabbit in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” In her latest interview, that voice had a whole lot to say.

Speaking with Vulture on Tuesday, Turner dished on everything from President Trump’s “gross handshake” to how cliquey she found the cast of “Friends” when she made a guest appearance. Check out some more of the juiciest highlights from her interview below.

Turner says Elizabeth Taylor was overrated

Right out of the gate, Turner came out swinging at another member of Hollywood royalty, Elizabeth Taylor, critiquing Taylor’s performance in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” comparing it to how she tackled Edward Albee’s play herself.

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“You ever listen to her voice? It’s awful,” Turner said of Taylor. “I don’t think she was very skilled. And Edward Albee disliked the film intensely. In the play, when George comes in he pours himself a drink and then nurses that drink the whole evening. The film got that completely wrong. Taylor and Richard Burton are drunk and screaming at each other the whole time. I heard somebody once say [about the film], ‘I get this at home. Why would I go see it?’ But I was lucky that I got to do the play myself and show the humor in it for God’s sake.”

She rebuffed the advances of Jack Nicholson

After her first film “Body Heat,” Turner said she became a “sexual target.” And in working with the likes of Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, Turner said all three male stars were in a “competition” to see who “would get me first.” “None of them did, by the way,” she added.

Turner described two encounters with Nicholson outside of work, one in which Nicholson called her and chided her for leaving a party early.

“I don’t like being thought of as a trophy,” Turner said. “I get there and the phone rings. It was Jack: ‘How could you do that to me?’ ‘Do what?’ ‘You were my date and you left!’ And I said, ‘I was your date? No one informed me.’ Assumptions like that are why I’ve never lived in Los Angeles. Every time I go to that city I feel insecure.”

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Donald Trump has a “gross” handshake

Vulture interviewer David Marchese briefly went off topic to ask whether Turner ever met Donald Trump in his 1980s New York days. “Yuck,” Turner replied at the thought, interjecting that Trump has what she called a “gross handshake.”

“He goes to shake your hand and with his index finger kind of rubs the inside of your wrist,” Turner said. “He’s trying to do some kind of seductive intimacy move. You pull your hand away and go yuck.”

On how she avoided being typecast

Turner is known for her voice and her sex appeal, but she said she worked to avoid being considered as only one type of actress, which she added hurt her career and financially. She said that after her first stage role playing a “privileged white girl,” Turner didn’t want the audience to think that was what she was like offstage.

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“But there’s the choice: Do you want the audience to like you or do you want to be a good actor? That’s an easy choice for me,” Turner said.

Turner then name-dropped an actress, but requested that the name not be printed, who she felt has been doing the same thing for 20 years.

“She even looks pretty much the same,” Turner said. “She’s probably one of the richest women out there, but I would shoot myself if I were like that, only giving people what they expect.”

On missing out on her prime acting years

Turner battled addiction and rheumatoid arthritis when she was in her late thirties, right at the time she said she was in her last days of being considered a viable, sexually attractive leading lady.

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“The hardest part was that so much of my confidence was based on my physicality. If I didn’t have that, who was I,” Turner said. When asked how she dealt with that, she responded, “To f—in’ get it back. You work with what you have, as best you can. That’s what I’ve done.”

She noted that while male actors can more easily be “difficult” on set and be seen as “decisive,” it doesn’t go the same way for women. And having a confusing illness that prevented her from working didn’t help her in the eyes of Hollywood executives.

“The ‘difficult’ thing was pure gender crap. If a man comes on set and says, ‘Here’s how I see this being done,’ people go, ‘He’s decisive.’ If a woman does it, they say, ‘Oh, f—. There she goes,” Turner said. “

She didn’t enjoy being on “Friends”

Turner guest starred on three episodes of “Friends” as Chandler Bing’s drag queen father, but she wasn’t a fan of her experience, describing the core group of the six actors as a “clique.”

“I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast,” Turner said. “I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ The ‘Friends’ actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.”

Check out the whole interview at Vulture.

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