As always, a busy week here in Hollywood. I know, it’s hard to keep up, so here are some highlights that you might have missed: Orphans are being shuffled, Witches are taking over the cinemas, and we’re having a star-studded film festival!
ORPHAN BLACK HITS PRIME PRIME TIME
BBC America is shifting its cult thriller ORPHAN BLACK from the black hole of Saturday nights to Thursdays, showing great faith in its audience. While Sunday generally has the biggest TV viewing audience, Thursday commands great advertising rates because film studios want as many eyeballs as possible to see the ads for the movies that are opening the next day. The peerless Tatiana Maslany in her Emmy-nominated roles returns April 14, so set your DVRs. You don’t want to miss a single clone!
THE BIG ONE IS YET TO COME
If you didn’t get enough shaking, rattling, and rolling last summer, you can expect bigger, better, faster, and more now that a sequel to New Line’s disaster flick SAN ANDREAS has been officially greenlit. Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, and Paul Giamatti are all expected to return, as is director Brad Peyton. TheWrap reports that the sequel will focus on the Ring of Fire, a string of volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean that stretches from the bottom of South America up to the top of North America across the Aleutian Trench to Russia, down that country’s eastern edge past Japan and Australia all the way to New Zealand. Essentially half of the world. Better move to central Europe if you want to survive.
BEST. BABY SHOWER. EVER.
You’ve got to see GAME OF THRONES’ Melisandre (Carice van Houten) attend her first baby shower courtesy Seth Meyers. It’s everything and more than you would hope for!
SEASON OF THE WITCH
THE WITCH, one of the best-reviewed horror films in recent memory, hits theaters this weekend. It was a sensation at Sundance, winning the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic Category. Check it out and let us know in the comments what you think — without spoilers, of course, or we’ll cast a pox upon your house!
COME SCREAM WITH US!
If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the Silver Scream Festival, it’s not too late, but you’re running out of time, because it’s in a week and a half in Santa Rosa, Calif. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET stars Robert Englund and Heather Langenkamp are going to be part of our tribute to Wes Craven. Director John Landis, seven-time makeup effects Oscar winner Rick Baker, and star David Naughton are reuniting to celebrate the 35th anniversary of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. And there is SO MUCH MORE. Did I mention it’s in wine country???? Get tix at SilverScreamFest.com!