From new series to memorable guest stars and the film releases that will have you racing to the theatre, Hello! Canada’s weekly report on buzz-worthy movies and TV shows is your all-access guide to the big and small screen.
This week, top model Cara Delevingne makes her big screen debut in John Green’s book-to-film project, Paper Towns, while Adam Sandler leads an '80s game revival in Pixels. We also celebrate all things Cluelessin honour of the cult hit’s 20th anniversary.
On the small screen, Caitlyn Jenner takes centre stage in her first solo reality series, I Am Cait, and TV legends Ed Asner and Vicki Lawrence battle it out in the season finale of Celebrity Family Feud.
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TAKE A TRIP TO PAPER TOWNS
Last summer, audiences were left clutching soggy tissues after seeing the big screen adaptation of YA author John Greene’s heartbreaking book, The Fault in Our Stars. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort delivered memorable performances as teens thrown into the throes of young love while dealing with the harsh realities of cancer treatment. Now, model Cara Delevingne and actor Nat Woolf are taking on another one of John’s best-selling novels, Paper Towns (in theatres July 24). In her feature film debut, Cara plays the rebellious Margot, who runs away from home leaving behind a trail of clues for her curious neighbour Quentin (Nat) to follow.
ADAM SANDLER GETS PIXELATED
Adam Sandler puts his signature hilarious touch on the new aliens-versus-earth adventure flick Pixels (in theatres July 24). When extra terrestrials engage an arsenal of retro video game characters to attack the globe, the President (played by Kevin James) is forced to recruit his own team of gamers (Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Game of Thrones’s Peter Dinklage) to send to the front lines. The film, which was shot in downtown Toronto last summer, takes viewers on a walk down memory lane by reviving classic games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Tetris.
CLUELESS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
Two decades ago, audiences fell in love with Cher Horowitz and her band of rich kids as they tried to navigate the tumultuous hallways of high school in the now hit-film Clueless. The movie made a superstar out of its leading lady, Alicia Silverstone, and has had a lasting impression on fashion and pop culture. In celebration of the movie's milestone anniversary, we highlight 5 fashion lessons learned from Cher and friends and test your knowledge about the 1995 cult classic.
CAITLYN JENNER SHARES HER STORY
Months after she sat down with Diane Sawyer to reveal her lifelong struggle with gender, Caitlyn Jenner is showing her bravery once again and letting cameras document her journey through womanhood in the eight-part series I Am Cait (series premiere July 26, E!). “How many people go through life and waste their entire life because they never deal with themself, to be who they are?” asks the former Olympian in a trailer for the series. The star says that she’s now ready to, “go and live life. I’m going to enjoy life. I have nothing left to hide.”
ONE TO WATCH
One of the most successful TV game shows will host some of the most successful TV stars when Mary Tyler Moore’s Ed Asner and The Carol Burnett Show’s Vicki Lawrence face off in an ultimate game of Celebrity Family Feud (July 26, ABC). The iconic actors’ battle will be followed by an equally entertaining competition between '90s sitcom stars Joey Lawrence (Blossom) and Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell). Survey says …it’s going to be good.
Knock Knock Live (series debut July 21, Fox): Ryan Seacrest is a man on a mission in this new reality show, which sees unsuspecting people surprised with a wide range of prizes, simply for opening their door. Even better, stars like David Beckham, Justin Bieber, Martha Stewart and Rita Ora will personally deliver the good news to very deserving recipients.
Home Free (series debut July 22, Fox): Nine teams battle it out in a series of renovation challenges in hopes of impressing Canadian contractor Mike Holmes. The feel-good reality show features a very special twist that change the lives of all the contestants.
Sharknado 3 Oh Hell No!: (July 22, Space): Ian Ziering and Tara Reid just can’t shake the sharks as the actors reprise their roles for the third chapter in the hit action series. This time around, multiple tornados whip about the ocean predators leaving a path of destruction in their wake.