Released in 1992, 'Sister Act' starred Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer from Reno, put in protective custody and forced to stay at a convent, where she must pretend to be a nun to evade a dangerous mob boss. The film was a smash hit and inspired a sequel, released the following year, and a musical that went on to debut on Broadway in 2011. 22 years later, we revisit the cast of this beloved classic comedy and see what they're up to now.
It was announced last September that 'Harry Potter' franchise author J.K. Rowling is working with Warner Bros. on a spinoff titled 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and now comes word that the studio will follow in the footsteps of the 'Hobbit' franchise by making the exciting new project into an even more exciting new trilogy, milking every bit of of this magic for what its worth.
In what had become an inevitability at this point with the insanely rising box office numbers, Disney's smash hit animated film 'Frozen' has now become the highest grossing animated film of all time, usurping former crown holder 'Toy Story 3,' which held the title since 2010. And judging by these numbers and the love for the film, it doesn't look like 'Frozen' is going to "Let It Go" so easily.
In case you didn't know by now (or if your mom didn't make it a point to tell you, since it's like, one of the only facts she probably prides herself on knowing about actors), Hugh Jackman has some musical theater chops. Oh, you didn't see 'Les Miserables'? The 'Wolverine' and 'X-Men' star recently took that talent to BBC Radio 1 to perform a cover of the 'Les Mis' song "Who Am I," repurposed with lyrics about his on-screen alter ego, Wolverine, and the results are, well, okay, they're pretty charming.
While we're still a few weeks away from the debut of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Sony has premiered another clip from the film, and this one dispenses with all the danger and villainous threats, instead focusing on something a little more lighthearted and fun. Spidey shows off his epic free fall and web-slinging skills in the latest bit of footage, giving us a respite from all the madness -- but don't worry, it's still a lot of action.
In 1996, Adam Sandler followed up his hit comedy 'Billy Madison' with 'Happy Gilmore,' about a wannabe hockey player who realizes he can use his talents on the golf course to help save his grandma from losing her home. The film was another huge success for Sandler, and helped certify his status as an A-list comedy star and a guaranteed box office cash cow. 18 years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
A Hobbit in space? Maybe! Dominic Monaghan, known for his role in the 'Lord of the Rings' films and for playing Charlie on the J.J. Abrams-produced hit series 'LOST' has been talking to his old friend about showing up in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' As a Jedi? He wishes! But he has spoken to the director about a supporting role.
April is approaching, which means a whole new batch of releases are hitting Netflix's Instant streaming service. From old classics to new favorites and hidden gems, Netflix has something for everyone. Read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant in April 2014.
Released in 1995 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, who previously gave us classics like 'RoboCop' and 'Total Recall,' 'Showgirls' was a delightful trainwreck of a movie, and an instant so-bad-it's-awesome classic. Former 'Saved by the Bell' star Elizabeth Berkeley starred in the leading role -- looking to shed her good girl image like so many actresses before her, Berkeley played Nomi Malone, a young woman who goes to Las Vegas with dreams of becoming a famous dancer, but finds that those dreams come with a major price. With a cast bolstered by Gina Gershon and Kyle MacLachlan, 'Showgirls' flopped both critically and commercially, but has gone on to become something of a trashy cult classic. 19 years later, we look back at the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
'A Haunted House 2' is back and spoofing some more popular horror movies, like 'The Conjuring' and the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise because those are always a thing, and there's some vague exorcism references that could be from just about anything. The film has just scared up a red band trailer, itself a spoof of the Facebook "look back" videos that were popular, you know, a few months ago -- so yeah, this is pretty much in keeping with how timely the humor and references are in these films.