It's graduation season! While all this cap-and-gown talk makes me remember my own graduations, it also brings up vivid memories of the commencements I wish I was a part of from my favorite movies and TV shows. Then there are those groups I'd just want to hang with (I'm looking at you, Brat Pack) before its members head off to find jobs or go to college. Check out all the most memorable graduations from the big and small screens.
Parker and Stand Up Guys are also available on DVD this week.
Alice Englert stars as a witch in this romantic, fantastical movie that may fill the void left by the end of the Twilight franchise. Set in the South, the adaptation of the young-adult novel follows Lena (Englert) as she discovers her powers and falls for local boy Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich). Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Viola Davis add some actor credibility to the cast, but it's Ehrenreich's charisma that makes the biggest impression. The DVD comes with a trailer for author Margaret Stohl's next book, plus deleted scenes.
Steven Soderbergh directs Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum in a stylish thriller that puts antidepressants under the microscope. When Emily's (Mara) therapist (Jude Law) prescribes her a new drug to treat her anxiety, she comes out of the daze she's been in since her husband (Tatum) returned from prison. But soon enough, she begins to experience unexpected and dangerous side effects that involve her in a murder. Extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette and some fake drug-company commercials.
A former LAPD narcotics officer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) moves to a quiet border town following a botched operation. Hoping to find solace there, he instead gets caught up in capturing an escaped convict: a notorious drug kingpin who threatens the security of the town. Schwarzenegger proves he's still capable of firing off one-liners, but the humor is generic, as is the action. The DVD will come with several featurettes as well as deleted and extended scenes.
Jennifer Garner popped up on her Cleveland, OH, set Monday to film Draft Day. She was joined by costar Denis Leary, who plays the Cleveland Browns head coach in the film about the team's struggle to land the No. 1 draft pick. When Jennifer and Denis weren't shooting scenes together, the actress laughed with crew members and got help adjusting her pencil skirt. Her office attire is fitting, seeing as she will take on the part of Kevin Costner's secretary in the football drama.
Over the weekend, Jennifer addressed the meaning of work on a deeper level with a surprise Saturday Night Live appearance with husband Ben Affleck. Amid Ben's hosting duties, he invited his wife on stage to clear up his Oscar acceptance speech. A smiling Jennifer joked about calling their marriage a "gift" rather than work and ended her visit by thanking Ben and saying, "You're a lot of work."
X-Men: Days of Future Past isn't out until July of next year, but thanks to director Bryan Singer, we've gotten plenty of sneak peeks at the set already. Take a look through to reunite with Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and many of the other stars, including Ellen Page, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, and Nicholas Hoult.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has been filming for what feels like ages, so it's a good thing we already know we have some really exciting cameos to look forward to! Pretty much everyone from the 2004 original is returning, and while Kristen Wiig is confirmed to join the cast, several actors like Drake, Kanye West, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Harrison Ford have all been spotted filming scenes on the Georgia, New York, and California sets. Take a look at all the A-listers making appearances!
Drake popped up on the set of Anchorman: The Legend Continues sporting an Afro for an afternoon in front of the cameras in NYC on Saturday. He joined the original cast — including Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner — who were also on hand for the day of filming. Drake isn't the only star making a cameo in the film since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler shot scenes with Sacha Baron Cohen in Atlanta earlier this month, and Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Kirsten Dunst, and Harrison Ford have also gotten in front of the cameras for the sequel. There's even more star power to come with Kristen Wiig and Nicole Kidman also signed on to make appearances.
Star Trek Into Darkness earned $70.6 million at the box office this weekend, beating the previous reigning box office champ, Iron Man 3, which earned $35.2 million. Coming in third was The Great Gatsby, which made $23.4 in its second week of release. Pain and Gain dropped to fourth, taking in just $3.1 million, while animated film The Croods stuck it out in fifth place with $2.7 million.
It would be an exciting week for casting even if the Cannes Film Festival weren't going on, but the glamorous event in France is bringing a ton of new casting deals as well. The lead for YA tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars cast its Augustus Waters, and Zac Efron just got a new speed-demon role. Click through to see these and the new jobs for everyone from Shia LaBeouf and Christoph Waltz to Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson.
It was a big week in filming with love interests and villains appearing on movie and TV sets this week. Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby sparked chemistry for Mania Days in NYC, while Lena Dunham celebrated her 27th birthday with an ice cream cone during shoots for Girls. Across town, Andrew Garfield hung on tight during a faceoff with The Amazing Spider-Man 2's newest villain, The Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti. Click through to see what other celebrities were up to on their sets this week!
Bradley Cooper was sporting tight curls for an afternoon of work on American Hustle with Amy Adams in NYC yesterday. The set of David O. Russell's latest film has seen many interesting looks due to its '70s setting, and Amy kept up with the trend in a revealing V-neck dress for her latest day in front of the cameras. Amy and Bradley star along with Jennifer Lawrence, who is currently in Cannes promoting her other film, Catching Fire.
Bradley has been pulling double duty lately since he's filming his latest project while also promoting the finale of his Hangover trilogy. The Hangover Part III hits theaters on Thursday, and Bradley made a fun promotional stop on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in the Big Apple earlier this week. He took on the host in a hilarious game of "faceketball" while chatting up the film.