We’re getting into the middle of summer which should be full with all sorts of news and interviews about upcoming movies and TV shows because we’re running up to summer blockbuster movies and a few months from the start of the fall TV season. Unfortunately, it’s the holiday weekend on both sides of the weekend so we’re a bit short on news. The result is a hodgepodge of everything I find interesting. So the status quo, then.
So this weekend, theatres see three big releases. The Legend of Tarzan opens at the lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating of the weekend as we wonder how many Tarzan movies Hollywood has made over the years. The Purge: Election Year might turn out to be decent political satire in hindsight depending on this year’s US Presidential election. And the top movie of the weekend is Steven Spielberg’s The BFG but critical reception says don’t expect an Oscar.
Anyway, let’s kick off the links with Margot Robbie who stars as Jane in The Legend of Tarzan.
Can one of the celebrities whose likeness is featured in Kanye’s new video get anywhere with a lawsuit against him? (Rolling Stone)
With 20 years in the business, here’s a look at Jay Z’s “mid-life crisis.” (The Ringer)
One of the blog’s favourite actresses, Anna Kendrick, is starring in countless films this year. (Vulture)
Some people who went to see Finding Dory were greeted by a trailer for an upcoming R-rated Seth Rogan movie. Oops. (East Bay Times)
Nancy Grace’s show is finally done. After exploiting tragedy and people’s fears for years, the show will end before the fall season starts. (The Daily Beast)
In this weekend’s Top Gear update, Chris Evans is still facing the axe. (Mirror)
The Miss Teen USA “pageant” is swapping swimsuits for “athleisure” which they say will be less exploitative because the contestants’ outfits will go from revealing because they’re wearing little to revealing because they’re skin tight but covered. (USA Today – Warning: Autoplay Video because USA Today doesn’t realize this is 2016 and everyone hates autoplay videos)
Just to appeal to all ages, here’s a story about One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson’s baby custody drama. (TMZ)