John Heard (Peter McCallister)
Peter joins the bad parents’ club as Kevin’s father Peter. John Heard appeared in the heartbreaking ’90s drama Radio Flyer that starred Lorraine Bracco and Elijah Wood. He also appeared in the legal drama The Pelican Brief, which starred Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. Heard appeared with major actors like Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, and Christina Ricci in films such as My Fellow Americans, Before and After, One Eight Seven, Snake Eyes, and Desert Blue.
Heard appeared in the TV series Law and Order, The Outer Limits, CSI Miami, and The Chicago Code. He had a recurring role in Prison Break, The Sopranos, and short-lived Jack & Bobby.
Tragically, John Heard died in 2017 of a heart attack.
Over in the U.K. this week, the 2020 Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) Innovation Awards were held to offer praise for those working behind the scenes in movies and television. Jurassic World: Dominion was the first major studio movie to get back to work this year following shutdowns brought on by the pandemic. Therefore, the production won the PGGB Innovation Award for its leading contributions to creating safety protocols and for working with a huge team of workers in the British country with its set of unfortunate circumstances. Samantha Perahia, the Head of Production for the U.K. at the British Film Commission, said this:
Any time an actor takes on a real-life role, there’s some added pressure. If the person they’re playing happens to be one of the most famous people in the world, it’s safe to say the scrutiny will be even more intense. It sounds like Kristen Stewart is well aware of that fact as she prepares to play Princess Diana in the upcoming film Spencer. She revealed that she finds certain aspects of the upcoming project to be quite intimidating.
When And How Will Chaos Walking Come Out?
And finally, for the question of the… well, year. When will Chaos Walking come out? Back in February, Lionsgate made the announcement that the YA movie would be coming out on January 22, 2021 and the studio has since theoretically stuck to that date. There haven’t been any reports indicating that Chaos Walking has been pushed back or removed from the calendar again. But then again, when we get to the end of the trailer, it ends with a simple “Coming Soon”. With this detail in the trailer, it’s clear that Chaos Walking is not yet immune to release shifts only two months ahead of its alleged release date.
Never thought I’d say this, but I can’t wait to be a rat. The ride has existed over at Disneyland Paris since 2014 but, during 2017’s D23 expo, it was announced to be joining EPCOT’s World Showcase in the French Pavilion — well, because obviously our favorite French rat needs to be represented there! Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has its guests “shrinking” to Remy’s size and venturing through Gusteau’s kitchen in an attraction inspired by the sequence set to the “Wall Rat” piece of Michael Giacchino’s score from the movie.
Faizon Love issued the lawsuit on Wednesday, with intention to take Universal Studios to the California Superior Court on accusations of fraud, breach of contract and violation of California’s fair employment act and civil rights law. Both Love and Kali Hawk, who played a couple in Couples Retreat alongside the other three couples played by Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Jason Bateman and Kristen Bell, were removed from posters. Love claims this is a whitewashing issue and that the company broke promises made to address it. Below you can see two versions of the Couples Retreat poster:
Whenever a famous artist makes a crossover, it’s a bit of a risk. Method Man did just that when he chose to begin an acting career after years as a musician. That choice has opened him up to an entirely new phase of his career — but it also proved to be challenging. Luckily, according to Method Man, he’s been able to pick up some great tips from stars like Adam Sandler, who he credits with helping him improve his acting skills.
Yep, that character is certified childhood crush territory. Paul Bettany looks like he’s channeling Lord of the Rings’ Aragorn, except he’s got a ferret on his shoulder, which only ups the adorable factor. Of course, this stuck with Sophia Lillis and, honestly, why aren’t more people talking about Inkheart? If she remembered him, chances are there’s a good segment of that generation that remembers the actor for the same role.
Since its inception, the Hamilton musical has been a source of inspiration for many. Whether it was the cast and crew themselves, or the countless fans who’ve fallen in love with it, many have made it clear that Hamilton and its unique retelling of the story of one of America’s founding fathers has an important legacy. Phillipa Soo, who starred in the Disney+ film, even believes that Hamilton will have a big impact on future generations.
We’re going to Middlesex, Virginia on October, 2, 1988, where a young Donnie Darko learns about time travel the hard way. It’s a very mad world when we pick up our temporal lessons again, so take the time in-between these sessions to take a breather, pet an animal, and get as much joy as you can. But before we go, there’s the usual business to take care of.