In this edition of Behind the Screens" I've got my exclsuive, first thoughts on the new space thriller "Life", with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds - plus Brian, Jess and I talk about the latest with "Daddy's Home 2", which is filming in the area, the next "impossible" stunt Tom Cruise has up his sleeve, and the "Beauty and the Beast" phenomenon.
This debut appearance on the 'GNA Morning Rush' is devoted exclusively to Disney's new, live action "Beauty and the Beast" - which is breaking pre-sale ticket records. But is it just another example of a "Tale as Old as Time": a disappointing remake of a beloved classic? Check-out Brian and Chrissy's reactions to my thoughts and insights on the film.
More than a dozen years after it first debited - "Cyanide and Happiness" - the internet comic/shorts phenomenon, is still going strong. Ireland native Dave McElfatrick, one of the creators, talks with me about the inspirations behind "C and H", their shocking $3.5M Kickstarter campaign, how fans got him his visa and the new app that allows anyone to create themselves and their friends as "Cyanide and Happiness" characters.
He has over two dozen film credits on his resume, including "Captain America: Civil War", "Captain Phillips" and both "Kick Ass" films. Now, composer Henry Jackman is taking-on the latest saga of the greatest movie monster of all-time. In this LCJ Q&A, Jackson and Jackman talk about the challenges of delivering the music for "Kong: Skull Island", how he got start from the great Hans Zimmer, and the person he's always asked about in airports.
"Samurai Jack" is BACK! After 10 years, the four-time Emmy award-winning animated series returns on March 11 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Toonami block at 11pm. No one is more excited about the revival than veteran voice actor Phil LaMarr, who talks with LCJ about reprising his role as the legendary samurai and why, for fans, this final chapter will have been worth the wait.
He's one of the founders of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the minds behind the wildly popular and (newly) Emmy-winning "Robot Chicken". In this LCJ Q&A Eric Towner talks with Jackson about the 'Buddies" latest show - "Buddy Thunderstruck" - which, unlike all their previous creations, is actually for kids!
"March Movie Madness" kicks-off with "Logan". Jackson has his review of the "X-Men Wolverine" series finale, as well as previews of the weekend's other new releases. And the New At Home options are led by the newest Oscar-winning Best Picture, and a film starring the veteran actor who will be forever linked to that movie.
The creator of "Phineas and Ferb", Dan Povenmire, joins LCJ for a lively chat about Season 2 of his newest show, "Milo Murphy's Law", as well as what it was like to be the iconic voice of an animated Dr. named Doofenshmirtz.