Finn Wolfhard ‘flattered’ to be part of Ghostbusters legacy

Finn Wolfhard feels “flattered” to be part of the Ghostbusters legacy because he grew up watching the films.In the upcoming sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Stranger Things actor stars alongside Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace as members of a fam…

Finn Wolfhard feels “flattered” to be part of the Ghostbusters legacy because he grew up watching the films.

In the upcoming sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Stranger Things actor stars alongside Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace as members of a family who relocate to a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secrets their grandfather left behind.

In an interview with NME, the 17-year-old shared that he was thrilled to be involved in the franchise.

“When I was really young, my parents were really big fans of the original movies, so I grew up watching them,” he said. “Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis – all of those were big, big people in our house. So getting to be a part of that legacy now is very flattering.”

Many of the stars of the 1984 original and its 1989 sequel will be making an appearance in Afterlife, with Murray, Aykroyd, and Hudson confirmed as well as Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver. They join a cast which also includes Paul Rudd, Tracy Letts, and Bokeem Woodbine.

Wolfhard believes his new movie will satisfy fans of the original as well as the younger generation who are completely new to the franchise.

“Older Ghostbusters fans will find it’s a really, really faithful approach to the series,” he explained. “While young people, if not everyone, will find that, first and foremost, Ghostbusters is about family and the relationships that these people have made. It’s also really funny, so I’m really excited for people to see it.”

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is still slated to hit cinemas in July.

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David Harbour blames Guillermo del Toro fans for Hellboy reboot flop

David Harbour believes his Hellboy reboot flopped because fans love Guillermo del Toro’s movies so much. The Shape of Water director helmed 2004’s Hellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, both starring Ron Perlman, and while he planned…

David Harbour believes his Hellboy reboot flopped because fans love Guillermo del Toro’s movies so much.

The Shape of Water director helmed 2004’s Hellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army, both starring Ron Perlman, and while he planned to complete a trilogy, the third film was eventually scrapped.

The Stranger Things actor replaced Perlman in Neil Marshall’s Hellboy reboot, which was a critical and commercial flop when it was released last year.

Discussing the movie in an Instagram Live this week, Harbour insisted the film never stood a chance because fans of the character and Del Toro’s films were against the reboot from the outset.

“I think it failed before we began shooting because I think that people didn’t want us to make the movie,” Harbour said. “Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman created this iconic thing that we thought could be reinvented and then (fans) certainly – the loudness of the Internet was like, ‘We do not want you to touch this.’ And then we made a movie that I think is fun and I think had its problems but was a fun movie and then people were just very, very against it and that’s people’s right but I learned my lesson in a lot of different ways.”

The 44-year-old, who will soon be seen in Marvel’s upcoming movie Black Widow, previously told reporters at London’s MCM Comic-Con last year that the film had “major problems” but it was “unfairly bludgeoned as a result of (the) comparisons” to Marvel movies.

“We did our best, but there’s so many voices that go into these things and they’re not always going to work out,” he added. “I did what I could do and I feel proud of what I did, but ultimately I’m not in control of a lot of those things.”

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Charlie Heaton wants to emulate Robert Pattinson’s career

Charlie Heaton would like his career to follow a similar trajectory to Robert Pattinson’s.The British actor shot to fame playing Jonathan Byers in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth ser…

Charlie Heaton would like his career to follow a similar trajectory to Robert Pattinson’s.

The British actor shot to fame playing Jonathan Byers in Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things in 2016 and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming fourth series of the show. Looking ahead to his career once the series is finished, Heaton hopes he can mirror the path Pattinson carved out for himself once he finished the Twilight franchise.

“Not in an aspect where it’s like, ‘Wow, I want to be Robert Pattinson,’” he told GQ magazine. “But having seen him come off this huge show, he’s made these really interesting choices. He’s done The Lighthouse, and he did Good Time. Obviously now he’s doing Batman, but I think he’s chosen to work with interesting directors, and I feel a lot of respect for him.”

The 26-year-old has already got some movie projects under his belt, including upcoming X-Men instalment, The New Mutants, and the sequel to Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir. And although his New Mutants character Cannonball is an outsider like Byers, Heaton hopes he can show off his range in the future.

“They see you as one thing, and you continue to do that,” the star shared of the industry. “Do you want to play this really awkward, offbeat outsider? Yeah. I can – but I can do other things. It’s having people trust that you can do other things or proving it to them.”

He was initially scared to take on the part, as he was concerned about signing away years of his life, while he was also “absolutely terrified” on The Souvenir: Part II, because Hogg likes to completely improvise her scenes, except for a few notes about character description.

“You start in the morning and you’d be absolutely terrified,” he confessed. “And then you shoot, and then every day you go home with this buzz. You’re like, ‘Wow, it was so alive. I can’t believe I did that.’ And then it would start again every morning, where you’re dreading going to work.”

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Millie Bobby Brown designs eyewear collection

Millie Bobby Brown has teamed up with Vogue Eyewear on a new capsule collection. The Stranger Things actress has ventured into the eyewear market for the first time to collaborate with Vogue designers on a collection of sunglasses and optical glasses. …

Millie Bobby Brown has teamed up with Vogue Eyewear on a new capsule collection.

The Stranger Things actress has ventured into the eyewear market for the first time to collaborate with Vogue designers on a collection of sunglasses and optical glasses.

In addition, Millie has also been tapped to showcase her designs in the advertising campaign, which features her wearing sunglasses with a red transparent frame and pink lenses, a visor-style pair with metal frame and brown lenses, and a blue-rimmed pair with pink lenses, among others.

“I am so excited to be collaborating with Vogue Eyewear on my first eyewear collection. Vogue Eyewear is all about fun, exciting and fashion-forward style – it’s a great match!” Millie said in a statement. “This collection is designed to appeal to every girl, no matter the current trends, and also be affordable and accessible.”

The MBB x Vogue Eyewear campaign features the slogan “Millie’s Rules to Vogue”, with a different rule to appear during each episode of the promotional series. Through the slogans, the 15-year-old encourages women to be real and believe in themselves, with her rules including: Love Yourself, Be Kind, Stand Out, Keep It Real, Laugh Out Loud, and Chase Your Dreams.

“Defined by her unique ability to connect with a diverse audience, the eclectic selection of trendy sun and optical shapes frames the multi-faceted personalities of in-the-now women with expressive style,” a representative for the brand added. “Designed to fit any mood in anything from feminine pastels on retro-chic metal to bold, stand-out profiles and space-age lens shapes, premium quality materials and head-turning style make sure that each and every one of these signature looks makes the cut with irresistible, Millie Bobby Brown-endorsed appeal.”

The collection is now available to buy from the Vogue Eyewear website.

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Shannon Purser thrilled to star in Christian Siriano fragrance campaign

Shannon Purser is starring in the campaign for Christian Siriano’s new fragrance.The actress, perhaps best known for her roles in TV shows Stranger Things and Riverdale, has been tapped by the fashion designer to front the imagery for his feminine perf…

Shannon Purser is starring in the campaign for Christian Siriano’s new fragrance.

The actress, perhaps best known for her roles in TV shows Stranger Things and Riverdale, has been tapped by the fashion designer to front the imagery for his feminine perfume, Midnight Silhouette.

Snapped by Shane LaVancher in Paris, Shannon poses in a dramatic black ballgown for the photoshoot, and accordingly, she had a blast working on the project.

“Maybe one of the most surreal things that’s ever happened to me. Christian has been an inspiration to me for a while now,” she wrote alongside one of the campaign photos on her Instagram page. “He made the first dress I ever wore on a red carpet and it meant the world, especially considering how rare it is to find a designer willing to dress you when you’re plus size. It’s amazing to work with talented people, but even better to work with *good* talented people who are actively making positive changes in the world. All this to say, thank you so much for this opportunity @csiriano.”

Midnight Silhouette has top notes of bitter orange and pomelo, heart notes of freesia and immortelle, and a base of musk, praline, and vetiver.

And Shannon insisted she is a big fan of the Midnight Silhouette scent.

“I actually wear this fragrance all the time and it smells lovely, so give it a try if you’re looking for a new signature scent,” the 22-year-old added.

Christian posted a string of images from the photoshoot on his Instagram page too, writing in the caption: “Celebrating this beauty and her silhouette for our new fragrance!”

And a number of his celebrity followers were quick to praise the imagery, with Christina Hendricks commenting, “Takes my breath away,” and Lili Reinhart praising, “The Lord has blessed us on this day.”

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Murder Mystery tops Netflix’s most-popular titles of 2019

Comedy hit Murder Mystery has topped Netflix’s list of most-popular titles for 2019.Streaming site officials have unveiled U.S.-based users’ top picks over the past 12 months, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s Murder Mystery leading the overall …

Comedy hit Murder Mystery has topped Netflix’s list of most-popular titles for 2019.

Streaming site officials have unveiled U.S.-based users’ top picks over the past 12 months, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s Murder Mystery leading the overall pack of TV and film releases.

Specific viewership figures have not been released, as per the company’s policy, but the crime caper was previously revealed to have landed the service’s biggest opening weekend ever, with over 30 million accounts worldwide tuning in to watch at least two minutes of the film within the first 28 days of its premiere in June.

The third season of Stranger Things places second on the end-of-year poll, ahead of Ryan Reynolds’s action film 6 Underground, The Incredibles 2, and Martin Scorsese’s mob movie The Irishman.

Other popular choices for 2019 include Henry Cavill’s new series The Witcher, Ben Affleck’s Triple Frontier, and The Umbrella Academy, with all except for The Incredibles 2 made as Netflix originals.

Meanwhile, Netflix officials have also shared rankings for genre-specific projects, with Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones beating Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible to the number one spot for the Most Popular Comedy Specials, and Beyonce’s Homecoming concert special placing fourth on the 10 Most Popular Documentary Releases of 2019 rundown. The most popular programmes for children and families included Raising Dion, Green Eggs and Ham, as well as the second series of Lost in Space, while the most-watched non-fiction shows included Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Jailbirds, Rhythm + Flow, You vs. Wild, and the third season of baking contest Nailed It!

Back in October, editors at The Hollywood Reporter claimed Murder Mystery screenwriter James Vanderbilt was in talks to pen a follow-up. No further details about a potential sequel have been announced.

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Joe Keery urges fans to relax after haircut outrage

Joe Keery has called on fans to “relax” after they were outraged about his new haircut. The 27-year-old, who is known for rocking a long mullet as his character Steve Harrington in ’80s-set TV show Stranger Things, caused uproar when he appeared at a …

Joe Keery has called on fans to “relax” after they were outraged about his new haircut.

The 27-year-old, who is known for rocking a long mullet as his character Steve Harrington in ’80s-set TV show Stranger Things, caused uproar when he appeared at a New York Fashion Week event in September and had swapped his signature thick and voluminous hairdo for a flat, short bowl cut with a fringe.

Fans took to social media to express their outrage and were relieved when Joe was snapped by the paparazzi the following week and the fringe was gone and his shorter locks had been styled into their usual gravity-defying look.

When quizzed about the drama by MTV News at New York Comic Con, the actor shared that he was blown away by the reaction.

“I should’ve done some social justice thing with it rather than just getting a f**king haircut,” he said. “Everyone seems to be flipping out. Relax everybody.”

When asked if he will consult his fans about his haircuts in the future, he replied, “Absolutely not. I’m just gonna keep getting a haircut if I need one… What a wild, wild world.”

In a separate interview, he told Entertainment Tonight he didn’t expect to cause such a fuss, adding, “It’s just a regular person getting a haircut.”

Stranger Things hairstylist Sarah Hindsgaul previously told Refinery29 that she takes 30 minutes to style Joe’s thick mane before filming.

“It’s just Joe’s hair, no extensions. It’s a huge undertaking…. It’s hard hair to get it to stay back because his hair is so thick and does what it wants,” she shared. “It takes about 30 minutes and he has to not wash it the day before.”

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Millie Bobby Brown apologises for faking beauty routine in video

Millie Bobby Brown has apologised for pretending to apply her new skincare products in a beauty routine video.The Stranger Things star recently shared a video of herself on Instagram showing off her new teen skincare line, Florence by Mills, but the fo…

Millie Bobby Brown has apologised for pretending to apply her new skincare products in a beauty routine video.

The Stranger Things star recently shared a video of herself on Instagram showing off her new teen skincare line, Florence by Mills, but the footage stirred up controversy immediately, as it appeared she wasn’t using any of the formulas.

Followers noticed that her make-up stayed perfect throughout the clip despite her telling viewers, “So I’m just applying now,” while rubbing her face and, “O.K. so I just wiped that off.”

Now, the 15-year-old has issued a statement on the invisible beauty routine, explaining she is a novice who didn’t intend to send such a mixed message.

“I’m still learning the best way to share my routines as I get to know this space better – I’m not an expert,” Millie posted to her Instagram account on Thursday. “I thought doing a quick video replicating my personal process for that night was O.K. but that’s not what was conveyed. I understand, I appreciate all of your feedback on this journey, please keep sharing your thoughts and I will too!”

It’s not the first time Millie has had to defend herself over her new skincare and beauty range, as she recently had to explain why she had included an eye cream – aimed at teenagers – in the Florence by Mills line.

Criticism over her Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads and the Look Alive Eye Balm prompted the actress to speak up to reveal that she had personally insisted that the products, traditionally designed for older women, were created for her debut collection.

“Eye balm has been kind of objectified for older people to take away the wrinkles,” she told Allure. “For me, I wanted to do a youthful one to brighten up your face and use it to take away dark circles if you’re studying late at night or you’ve got to go to school early in the morning.”

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Millie Bobby Brown producing A Time Lost movie for Netflix

Millie Bobby Brown is to co-produce a movie titled A Time Lost for Netflix.The actress, who shot to fame playing supernatural Eleven on the streaming service’s hit show Stranger Things, and her sister Paige Brown have confirmed they are working with bo…

Millie Bobby Brown is to co-produce a movie titled A Time Lost for Netflix.

The actress, who shot to fame playing supernatural Eleven on the streaming service’s hit show Stranger Things, and her sister Paige Brown have confirmed they are working with bosses at the company on the original drama.

Millie and Paige have developed the original story, with Anna Klassen attached to adapt. The plot will explore a long-standing feud between two Long Island families which comes to a head when one of their teenage daughters is diagnosed with cancer.

“We are so grateful to Netflix for their confidence in us and this beautiful story, which we have spent years writing and developing,” the sisters commented in a joint statement. “It’s about friendship, family and overcoming obstacles when it feels like the world is pushing you down. It’s been a labour of love, literally.”

Millie is to serve as a producer, while Paige and their father Robert Brown will executive produce under the family’s PCMA Productions company. The 15-year-old is also co-producing her upcoming detective movie Enola Holmes with her sibling, among others, under the banner.

Regarding A Time Lost, Netflix’s Lisa Nishimura, vice president of independent film and documentary features, praised Millie’s ideas for the project.

“Millie is an extraordinary creative talent. We’ve been lucky to have her in our family from the beginning of her career. It is a genuine thrill to witness Millie bring her distinct vision to the screen, now as a writer and producer, alongside her sister on this wonderful film,” she added.

Casting details and a potential release date have not yet been announced.

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Millie Bobby Brown defends selling eye cream for teens in new beauty collection

Millie Bobby Brown has defended creating an eye cream for teenagers in her new beauty collection.The Stranger Things star launched her clean make-up and skincare line, Florence by Mills, which features beauty staples such as the Zero Chill Face Mist, C…

Millie Bobby Brown has defended creating an eye cream for teenagers in her new beauty collection.

The Stranger Things star launched her clean make-up and skincare line, Florence by Mills, which features beauty staples such as the Zero Chill Face Mist, Cheek Me Later Cream Blush, and Dreamy Dew Moisturizer, late last month.

However, it was the addition of the Swimming Under the Eyes Gel Pads and the Look Alive Eye Balm that has prompted Millie to speak up and explain why she included products that have been traditionally aimed at older women.

“Eye balm has been kind of objectified for older people to take away the wrinkles,” she told Allure. “For me, I wanted to do a youthful one to brighten up your face and use it to take away dark circles if you’re studying late at night or you’ve got to go to school early in the morning.”

The eye balm and eye gel pads have sold out on florencebymills.com since dropping on 26 August, along with most of her debut beauty collection.

And throughout the creative process, it was the whale-shaped Swimming Under the Eye Gel Pads that the 15-year-old was adamant had to be included, because she suffers “from puffy eyes in the morning”.

The Look Alive Eye Balm features a formula spiked with caffeine, a peptide blend, and cucumber extract.

“I wasn’t like, ‘I definitely need a peptide blend.’ I had no idea. I just knew I wanted botanicals, vitamins, and flower extracts involved,” Millie shared, before revealing that calming ingredients like lavender, rose, and cucumber were on her mood board during the creative process for Florence by Mills.

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