From new series to memorable guest stars and the new film releases that will have you racing to the theatre, Hello! Canada’s weekly report on new movies and TV shows is your all-access guide to the big and small screen. Check back on Mondays to stay up to date on must-see TV and noteworthy silver-screen news!
Jupiter Ascending: Jupiter Jones’s (Mila Kunis) life is turned upside down when she discovers she is an intergalactic princess and heir to Earth’s throne. Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne also star.
The Seventh Son: The fate of the world rests in the hands of a young apprentice (Ben Barnes, The Chronicles of Narnia) who must learn how to defeat black magic before an unlawful witch (Julianne Moore) completes her mission of vengeance.
Love, Rosie: Childhood friends Alex (Sam Claflin) and Rosie’s (Lily Collins) love story is tormented with missed opportunities and bad timing. Will they find their way back to each other before it’s too late? Based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel, Where Rainbows End. (Sam Claflin shares his top five must-haves for any rom-com here!)
Who are you going to call to reboot one of the 1980s’ most beloved feature films? Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon – that’s who! Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) has assembled a wicked-funny all-female cast to step into the shoes of the Ghostbusters made famous by Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray three decades ago. Filming is expected to start this summer in New York City and is scheduled to hit theatres on July 22, 2016. To celebrate this exciting news, the Hello! team shares their favourite strong-female-fronted flicks!
LL Cool J hosts the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8th (City). Music’s biggest night will feature electric performances by five-time nominee Sam Smith, last year’s golden boy Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Hozier (10 facts about Hozier here!), Annie Lennox and a special duet by Lady Gaga and 17-time Grammy winner-winning crooner Tony Bennett. The fun kicks off Feb. 6 with a national broadcast of Breakfast Television live from Los Angeles. Cityline’s Tracy Moore, Entertainment City’s Brad Smith and Hello! Canada’s Editor-in-Chief Alison Eastwood will be on hand to share behind-the-scenes action and exclusive pre-GRAMMY party highlights!
Check out our GRAMMYs microsite and issue 433 of Hello! Canada (on newsstands, tablet and Next Issue), for more on the 57TH Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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Found Viral: Since viral videos have become a vehicle for success these days, it’s no surprise that smart and creative minds have banded together to capitalize on the trend. Enter best friends Anthony and Stu, the subjects of the new Canadian-made web series Found Viral (streaming Feb. 3, foundviral.com). With rent money due and their bank accounts dry, the resourceful pals orchestrate a plan to make money by staging viral videos. However, the wheels soon come off and the videos start to affect the lives of their friends and family (hilarity ensues). Created by Zach Gayne and Seth Zuk, the series also features a talented homegrown cast, including Steve Hobbs, Jessie Yang, Deejay Dayton and Oliver Georgiou.
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Canadian legend Neil Young drops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a chat and performance on Feb. 3. So what would be the cherry on top of his highly anticipated appearance? A much-hoped-for duet (fingers crossed!) between the Grammy winner and host Jimmy, whose impersonation of the musical giant is spot on.