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In Brief: ‘Industry’ third season trailer drops, and more

HBO has dropped the official trailer for Industry‘s third season. The series, per HBO, “gives an insider’s view of the blackbox of high finance following a group of young bankers as they forge their identities within the pressure cooker environment and sex and drug fueled blitz of international bank Pierpoint & Co’s London office.” Season 3 will find Yasmin, Robert …

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Dan Aykroyd talks about new Audible Blues Brothers oral history, ‘The Arc of Gratitude’

Jay Dickman/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images Audible has just dropped Blues Brothers: The Arc of Gratitude, a star-studded Audible Original oral history in which Dan Aykroyd tells the full story of how he and John Belushi joined musical forces in the mid-1970s.  They turned their love of the genre into the double-Platinum 1978 album Briefcase Full of Blues, which spawned the blockbuster The Blues Brothers, starring their alter egos …

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Producers say Max’s ‘Penguin’ series leads directly into Matt Reeves’ sequel to ‘The Batman’

Max Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek of The Penguin, Max’s spin-off from Matt Reeves‘ blockbuster The Batman.  Reeves is producing the small-screen project centering on the ascent of Colin Farrell‘s Oz aka Penguin. Farrell tells the magazine, “I loved doing the part in the Batman film and the idea that we would get spoiled by having eight hours to really delve into this …

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Michael Bay reportedly working on ‘Skibidi Toilet’ film and TV franchise

Kevin Winter/Getty Images If you’ve never heard of Skibidi Toilet, there’s a good chance you don’t have anyone under the age of 15 living in your house, but the viral sensation has just attracted one of the biggest blockbuster producers in Hollywood. Variety says Michael Bay is developing a film and a TV franchise around the property, which began in 2023, …

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‘Inside Out 2’ has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time

Disney/Pixar The “Joy” buttons are being mashed in the minds of Disney executives, with the news that Inside Out 2 has just become the highest-grossing animated film in history.  The Disney/Pixar hit’s global take has passed the $1.46 billion mark, nudging out the previous record holder, 2019’s Frozen II, which made more than $1.45 billion during its run.  Deadline points …

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“Who’s that guy, again?” How scientists used ‘Game of Thrones’ to study “face blindness”

HBO Throughout its award-winning run, HBO’s Game of Thrones introduced viewers to hundreds of characters, which might be a tall order for someone who is trying to binge. However, for the approximately 1 in 50 who live with prosopagnosia — or face blindness — it’s even tougher. The show’s deep bench of characters is one of the reasons scientists out …

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Marvel Studios boss says ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ shows how Robert Downey Jr. could return to the MCU

Marvel Studios In 2017, Hugh Jackman hung up his Wolverine claws for good with the Oscar-nominated Logan.  However, as the story goes, he saw his buddy Ryan Reynolds‘ original Deadpool in theaters and started to feel he’d made a mistake, potentially shorting fans on their fan-favorite comics tag team.  Fast forward to today, and Deadpool & Wolverine is headed to theaters Friday. For …

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“Meow”: Halle Berry’s topless tribute to ‘Catwoman’

L. Cohen/WireImage Oscar winner Halle Berry took to social media — and took off her top — to give flowers to her 2004 movie Catwoman.  The DC Comics-based film was slammed when it debuted, but Berry leaned into it, famously accepting her Razzie Award for Worst Actress while holding her Oscar for Best Actress in the other hand.  In the years …

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Tori Spelling says she’s “super grateful” for “last conversation” with Shannen Doherty

Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth in 1992 – Ron Galella/Getty Images Tori Spelling is “grateful” that she was able to have one last conversation with Shannen Doherty before her death from cancer at 53 on July 13. On the latest episode of her 90210MG podcast with their former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Jennie Garth, titled “Remembering Shannen Doherty,” …

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In Brief: Josh Charles moving the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, and more

The Veil star Josh Charles has been tapped for a role in the sixth and final season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, according to Deadline. It marks a reunion with his Veil co-star Elisabeth Moss, who also stars in the series. Details on the upcoming season, as well as Charles’ role, are being kept under wraps. The Handmaid’s Tale season 6, …

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