ART DIRECTOR ADAM ROWE TALKS THE GOOD PLACE FUN FACTS AND SEASON 4 SECRETS

That’s right, it’s time for the fourth and final round of Michael’s social, afterlife experiment. But this time–spoiler alert–Eleanor is in charge. Adam Rowe, the art director of seasons 3 and 4 of The Good Place, says NBC’s comedic, vibrant, philosophical and mid twisting drama has been one of the most challenging projects he’s ever been a part of. But it’s also been one of his all-time favorites...

ANGELA KINSEY TALKS TALL GIRL, DISNEY+ AND NEW WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S FILM

She’ll always be our savagely sharp-tongued Angela Martin from The Office, but Angela Kinsey is a master of comedy in any role she plays, be it the unmerciful and God-fearing Crystal Simmons on The Hotwives of Orlando or Bethany, the devoted and train-wrecked mom of Miranda Sings in Haters Back Off. Now, fans of Kinsey’s hilarity can rejoice over her making new appearances this fall on Disney+ and a new Weekend at Bernie’s film, Keep Hope Alive, staring Kinsey, Tony Cavalero and John Larroquette...

ABOMINABLE: A MUSICAL DREAMWORK'S TOUR THROUGH CHINA

Leave it to DreamWorks to once again make folk legend’s most terrifying monsters into the most darling, cute-as-a-button characters you’ve ever seen. Abominable is the animation studio’s latest addition to their plethora of family-focused films–How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda–and the starring “monster,” Everest, is big, blue-eyed and beautiful. On top of that, Abominable is a music-centered feature, taking viewers on a tour through China’s most scenic countryside...

ALEX BURUNOVA TALKS DIRECTING NETFLIX'S ENTER THE ANIME

Since 2008, Alex Burunova has been a part of a dozen different short film productions, but Enter The Anime was her first time directing and producing her own feature-length documentary. Burunova’s topic of choice was certainly not for the weak of heart. Netflix’s Enter The Anime does an in-depth dive into a handful of Japan’s most innovative anime such as Aggretsuko, B: The Beginning, Cannon Busters and much more...

DIRECTING DUBS: DAVID WALD TALK DIRECTING HITORIJIME MY HERO AND LGBTQ+ ANIME

Since the 80s and early 90s, Japanese animation has unapologetically spotlighted LGBTQ+ stories, beginning with shows like Song of Wind and Trees, Cardcaptor Sakura, Zetsuai1989, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and even Sailor Moon. For many years, English dub studios have wrestled with taking the gamble on bringing these stories to English audiences. But voice actor David Wald took the plunge this year, directing queer romance anime titles Hitorijime My Hero, Love Stage!!, and Bloom Into You...

MAKOTO SHINKAI'S WEATHERING WITH YOU INCLUDES YOUR NAME CROSSOVER

Famous Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai is well known for his fantastically beautiful anime films. From his earliest feature-length film The Place Promised In Our Early Days (Kumo no Mukō, Yakusoku no Basho), to his 2016 world-renowned success Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), Shinkai’s creations are always filled with glistening colors and emotional turmoil. His new film, Weathering With You (Tenki no Ko), is no different, except that it’s the first of Shinkai’s films to collide with one of the director’s previous works...

WHY WE'RE EXCITED MUSIC SUPERSTAR HALLE BAILEY IS DISNEY'S NEW LITTLE MERMAID

It’s no secret that The Little Mermaid has been one of the most anticipated live action remakes in Disney’s film franchise. For the past few years, production facts and rumors have been floating adrift, but at last official news has finally reached shore. R&B singer and songwriter Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel, and it’s making fans stir with excitement about the movie’s new soundtrack...

DISNEY'S NEW LIVE ACTION PETER PAN: PRODUCTION FACTS, RUMORS AND QUESTIONS

29 novels, 24 stage productions, 12 television shows, 8 comic books, 8 feature films, and even 5 video games have paid tribute to the story of Peter Pan since the 1904 release of J. M. Barrie’s original play, Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Peter Pan is arguably one of the most successful stories ever to be capitalized upon in the entertainment world, captivating Walt Disney and Hollywood alike. Now, Disney Studios is aiming for a new live-action remake...

BEN SCHWARTZ TALKS ABOUT NEW FILM SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Primetime Emmy award-winning actor and director Ben Schwartz is probably most widely known for his role as the ridiculously comical and crazy Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation. But it’s lesser known that this Bronx-born star has built a larger chunk of his career away from the cameras and inside the sound booth, now lending his voice to the lead role of Sonic in Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog. Hidden Remote sat down with the star to talk about the movie, his love of comics, and plan to take over the world of blue characters...

DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION ALADDIN REVIEW: REMAKE OR A WHOLE NEW WORLD?

Since 2010, Hollywood has been on the fast track to bringing classic Disney films to life in a new way. Alice in Wonderland was the first live-action remake to hit the big screen, then came Maleficent, then Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and The Beast, Dumbo and now Aladdin. Thanks to CGI and the creative mind of director Guy Ritchie, Disney fans are getting the chance to fall in love all over again with the flamboyant genie, the strong-willed princess and the handsome street-rat. But should this “remake” be viewed as a live-action copy of the original, or a new story for a whole new world?...

REVISIONS SEASON ONE ENDS WITH PROMISE FOR A SECOND SEASON

It was an anime many audiences were skeptical about in the first episode. The newest sci-fi anime to release on Netflix, Revisions, took some risks in both its plot line and its animation execution. Produced entirely in CGI animation, Revisions also borrowed some key plot features from previous animes such Darling in the Franxx, Last Hope, and Kuromukuro. Nevertheless, Revisions managed to capture the hearts and attentions of fans in the U.S. and abroad who are now expecting a season two...

NETFLIX'S REVISIONS: A PROMISING NEW VISION FOR SCI-FI ANIME

Flying robots and a world in choas is nothing new to the world of sci-fi anime–or, for that matter, anime in general. So while director Gorō Taniguchi’s newest apocalyptic series Revisions, now streaming on Netflix, might inhibit flashbacks to previous anime fan favorites, this show has a style all its own and demonstrates the potential of a harmonious marriage between CGI and Japanese animation...

HIROYASU ISHIDA'S FIRST FEATURE-LENGTH ANIMATION PENGUIN HIGHWAY RELEASES IN US THEATERS FRIDAY

Reflecting the youthful innocents of Studio Ghibli films and the fantastical color schemes of Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai and Wolf Children, Penguin Highway–directed by Hiroyasu Ishida–has at last waddled its way to the U.S. big screen. This is Ishida’s first feature-length animation, having specialized before in short films that appeared to be birthed straight out of childhood imagination. But while Penguin Highway emanates qualities likened to the greats, it has an dream-like flare all its own...

HGTV STAR MINA STARSIAK TALKS GOOD BONES SEASON 4 AND NEW TV ROLES

Good Bones has become one of HGTV’s hottest home repair series and Hidden Remote had the chance to talk with star Mina Starsiak about the show’s new season premiering May...

JUSTIN BALDONI'S FIVE FEET APART IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL TERMINAL ROMANCE

Five Feet Apart, starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse, is anything but orthodox in the story delivery of two terminally ill teens...Despite speculation about Stella and Will’s relationship being based off the love story of two 2009 CF patients, Katie nee Donovan and Dalton Prager, Justin Baldoni was actually inspired by famous YouTuber Claire Wineland. Baldoni said the young patient “became like a little sister to me,” after working with her during filming of his 2016 documentary, My Last Days...

SHAHADI WRIGHT JOSEPH TALKS STARRING IN US AND THE LION KING REMAKE

At age nine, New York native Shahadi Wright Joseph landed her first role in the spotlight, starring as Young Nala in The Lion King on Broadway and made history has the youngest actress to play the role. Now, at age 13, she gets to revisit staring as the young lioness in Disney’s new animation remake. Shahadi also talks about what it was like to star on Jordan Peele’s new thriller, Us.

DIRECTING DUBS: ERICA MENDEZ TALKS WRITING AND DIRECTING 'I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS' ANIME

American voice actress Erica Mendez is most popularly known in the anime universe for her role as Retsuko in Aggretsuko, Kenya Kobayashi in Erased, Gon Freecss in Hunter x Hunter, and Tsubaki Sawabe in Your Lie in April. While she’s also credited with script writing for Dragon Pilot and Little Witch Academia, Hidden Remote recently interviewed Mendez about her most immersive project yet– writing and directing Shin’ichirô Ushijima’s I Want To Eat Your Pancreas.

ANIMAL PLANET'S NEW SHOW STARS SINGING VETERINARIAN AND AND LAKEWOOD'S FAVORITE FAMILY CLINIC

The world’s journey with the Henderson family began two years ago, when a video of Dr. Ross Henderson serenading a golden retriever before its surgery went viral. Dr. Ross strummed his guitar as he sang his own rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” to a dog that just couldn’t help falling asleep on his lap. But the story of the Hendersons and their family-run Fox Hollow Animal Hospital started long before Dr. Ross became “The Singing Veterinarian,” and their story continues with Animal Planet’s new show, Hanging With The Hendersons...

WHY SEO MUTAREVIC'S 'SHINER' IS MORE THAN A WRESTLING MOVIE TO SEYA HUG

From Tae Kwon Do to Jujitsu, and from boxing to kickboxing, Seya Hug is not only an accomplished actor, but is also well-versed in the martial arts arenas. Fittingly enough, Seya recently starred in Shiner, a film directed by award-winning cinematographer Seo Mutarevic about the personal lives of MMA fighters and the industry’s harsh realities. While this was Seya’s first lead role in a feature, what made this experience truly special was the tribute the movie paid to his father, World Heavy Weight Champion Andy Hug...

SOPHIA BUSH ON LANDING LEAD ROLE IN 'SURVEILLANCE' AND RAISING MILLIONS FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY

She’s an actress, fashion model and philanthropist. While Sophia Bush is more popularly known for her roles in shows like One Tree Hill and Chicago P.D., the Hollywood star has put her celebrity status to an even more noble use, supporting a wide range of charities and speaking loud and proud for women’s rights and issues.

Now, Bush has not only landed her dream lead role on CBS’ new spy drama Surveillance, but is also hoping to raise $64 million in honor of #GivingTuesday...

SHOULD FANS BE EXCITED FOR THE ANIME ADAPTATION OF 'I WANT TO EAT YOUR PANCREAS'?

Despite the shocking and unsettling implications of its title, I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai) is not a story of the horror or zombie persuasion. Amazingly enough, this Japanese fiction is actually a romance drama. With the somewhat unconventional tale of “boy-meets-girl” having been transformed from novel to manga to live action over the last four years, its recent anime adaptation has only added to the story’s popularity...

ASHLEY JENSEN TALKS PHYSICAL COMEDY AND 'AGATHA RAISIN' SEASON TWO

Emmy-nominated actress, Ashley Jensen has played a number of colorful characters in her career, from the sweet and socially inept Maggie Jacobs on Extras to the fashionable and vivacious seamstress Christina McKinney in Ugly Betty. But for Jensen, comedy has always been her first love and she seems to have found a new home as the star of Acorn TV’s Agatha Raisin, which is premiering its second season Monday, Nov. 19...

REAL GIRL'S KITCHEN HAYLIE DUFF TALKS THANKSGIVING AND HER HOPES FOR A SEASON THREE

Many associate actress Haylie Duff with her famously successful film and television career, having made her mark on Hollywood staring in Material Girls, Seventh Heaven, and Napoleon Dynamite. While she continues to act in a number of TV movies, Duff decided in 2014 to start her own labor of love project: the Real Girl’s Kitchen series. Now, there’s something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving with talks of a possible Season 3...

ANIMAL PLANET'S 'AMANDA TO THE RESCUE' BRINGS WHOLESOMENESS TO TV TONIGHT

Animal Planet’s Amanda to the Rescue sheds the spotlight on Amanda Giese and her Panda Paws Rescue family as the team seeks to find these special pups “happily-ever-after” homes.

“One of the things I’m most excited about with this show is giving the world something very organically positive to look at, something inspirational,” said Giese. “I think we’re at a time and place where we can all agree that our society is in need of positive television, where it gives audiences something wholesome and good.”...

HOW CBS' 'GOD FRIENDED ME' HELPED JAVICIA LESLIE FORGIVE HER FATHER

While the show’s public message of human connectivity struck a chord with Leslie right from the start, she believes the most impactful experience she’s gained from working on the series was the personal healing she received through the on-camera relationship between Ali and her father, Rev. Arthur Finer (Joe Morton)...

"When I’m on set, I’m living it with so much joy thinking, ‘This is what it would have been like.'”...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SATURDAY'S AVENGERS PANEL AT ACE COMIC CON CHICAGO

Chris Evans (insert cheers here), Lee Pace (more cheers), and Karen Gillan (and more cheering) took to the main stage at Navy Pier Saturday afternoon to talk with fans about their roles as Captain America, Ronan and Nebula in the Avengers franchise. While there were some truly heart-warming moments, like how Evans and Gillan agreed Pace’s birth was an impacting moment in both their lives, the interview was saturated to the core with hilarity and smart-assery...

HULU'S 'SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTON': A MAKEOVER SHOW WITH A WHOLE LOT OF HEART

From beauty shops to music studios, from Irish pubs to bait and tackle, Alton, Illinois is getting its own extreme makeover…business edition. Small Business Revolution co-hosts, and Deluxe Corp. Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Amanda Brinkman has already helped revitalize small businesses in both Wabash, Indiana and Borough, Pennsylvania. Now, in season three, Extreme Makeover Home Edition’s Ty Pennington is also joining the movement, hoping to not only grow these six chosen businesses, but also spread some love throughout Alton...

MARY POPPINS RETURNS WITH SOME OLD DOGS AND NEW TRICKS

The official trailer for Disney’s remake of the 1964 classic released just two weeks ago, making long-time Poppins fans feel “as lucky as lucky can be.” But, of course, with that gleeful excitement comes a small spoonful of speculation. After all, how can a remake, over 50 years later, live up to the legacy that acting icons Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke left imprinted on the hearts of children all over the U.S.?...

NETFLIX STILL TO RELEASE ANOTHER 13 EPISODES OF 'LAST HOPE'

Though the show’s “Part 1” description almost guarantees a season two, it still seemed like an anti-climactic way for the first season to end. Luckily, “The Cries of Chaos,” is not the last episode of Last Hope Part 1. There will be 26 episodes total in the season, and episode 25, “Kuroki Kagayaki,” released in Japan yesterday morning (Sep. 19)...

NETFLIX RELEASES NEWEST ORIGINAL ANIME 'LAST HOPE'

If it’s possible, imagine a world that combines the desert wastelands of Mad Max, the science rhetoric of Steins;Gate and the action animation of Bionicle. It’s pretty difficult to picture, especially considering all three come from very different mediums of entertainment. Yet, Netflix’s latest anime releaseLast Hope, creates that exact universe and could be changing the game for Japanese animation...

DISNEY'S LIVE ACTION 'LITTLE MERMAID': PRODUCTION FACTS VERSUS RUMORS

Since 2016, there has been news circulating about the creation of a live action version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, from lead roles to release dates. But over the years, these claims have almost turned to rumor since two additional Little Mermaid live action projects have been mistaken for Disney’s still in-process film...

'FLAVORS OF YOUTH' UNFAIRLY JUDGED IN THE SHADOW OF SHINKAI

Made up of three short stories, this animated anthology was the product of Chinese studio Haoliners partnering with Japanese studio CoMix Wave Films, the same studio that produced Your Name. Despite the fact that Shinkai was not involved with the project, having Yoshitaka Takeuch as one of the film directors, in addition to CoMix Wave Films’ involvement with the movie, fans inevitably cast a Shinkai shadow over Flavors of Youth...

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