Daily Bacon: Jamie Foxx Will Play Mike Tyson; Lollapalooza Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Jul31

Daily Bacon: Jamie Foxx Will Play Mike Tyson; Lollapalooza Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Jamie Foxx As Mike Tyson. The actor will play the boxer in an untitled biopic to be written by Terence Winter (Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire). Lollapalooza. The music festival marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon. Twin Peaks Blu-Ray. David Lynch tosses in 90 minutes of never-before-seen footage of  Fire Walk With Me film....

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WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ — Magnificent, Masterly, Must-See TV
Jul27

WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ — Magnificent, Masterly, Must-See TV

“Manhattan,” WGN America’s second original series (following sexy, scary “Salem”), has put the cable network on the map. Find room for it on a busy Sunday schedule. Story Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to...

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Daily Bacon: Scarlett Johansson — Brains, Beauty, Silliness
Jul25

Daily Bacon: Scarlett Johansson — Brains, Beauty, Silliness

Lucy. Scarlett Johansson action thriller opens. Rotten Tomatoes says: “Enthusiastically silly, Lucy tries to power through its logical gaps with cheesy thrills and Scarlett Johansson’s charm — and partly succeeds.” Manhattan. WGN America debuts its second original scripted series — a look at the secret World War II Manhattan Project that invented the atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey stars. Ari Graynor....

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Comic-Con 2014 — Here Come The Super Heroes
Jul24

Comic-Con 2014 — Here Come The Super Heroes

Comic-Con begins Thursday in San Diego. What we expect to hear about over the next four days: Marvel film — “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron”, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Fantastic Four.” Marvel’s TV: “Agent Carter” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” DC Comics TV: “Gotham,” “The Flash”, “Constantine” and “Arrow.” Blockbuster...

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‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Photos — Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason
Jul23

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Photos — Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason

“Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ fans can see photos of Quarter Quell victors Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna Mason (Jena Malone) on the film’s fashion site Capitol Couture. Peeta is seen embodying the “Spirit of Strength” in an all-white Maison Martin Margiela ensemble, while Johanna is personified as “Statuesque Allure” in a white Alon Livne gown and Alexander...

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Daily Bacon: HBO Acquires Bryan Cranston/LBJ Play; Water Mite Named For J-Lo
Jul17

Daily Bacon: HBO Acquires Bryan Cranston/LBJ Play; Water Mite Named For J-Lo

All The Way. HBO Films has acquired the rights to the Tony Award-winning Broadway play about President Lyndon Johnson‘s first year in office, starring Bryan Cranston. Ron Howard. The director for Apple’s new documentary chronicling the Beatles‘ touring years. Jennifer Lopez. A new species of water mite, recently discovered near Puerto Rico, has been named for the singer. Billy Eichner. Funny or Die’s Billy on the...

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