Celebrity Big Brother’: Meet the cast of season 2

The season 2 Celebrity Big Brother cast is here! Joey Lawrence, Dina Lohan, and Anthony Scaramucci are a few of the faces that will be starring in season 2 of Big BrotherCelebrityEdition when it premieres Jan. 21 on CBS. Refamiliarize yourself with the new houseguests and their previous claims to fame.

With 12 medals, Lochte is the second most decorated Olympic swimmer in history.

Real Housewife of Atlanta and star of many Bravo spin-offs featuring the word “Kandi” in the title (The Kandi FactoryKandi’s WeddingKandi’s Ski-Trip) won a Grammy for co-writing TLC’s “No Scrubs”?

As a witness in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Kaelin starred in the ultimate reality television event. I’m referring, of course, to his stint on Celebrity Boot Camp, on which Kato dialed the wrong number for his one phone call home so just ended up talking to some random stranger for a minute before hanging up.

As a hurdler and a bobsledder, Jones is one of the few people to ever compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Whoa! The former Blossom star and Chippendales dancer (not a joke, unfortunately) placed third in season 3 of Dancing With the Stars

The former WWE wrestler has a background in reality television, appearing in the unscripted WWE show Total Divas.

The enigmatic running back and cannabis advocate played in the NFL for 12 seasons.

For better or for worse, Lindsay’s mother is the poster-woman for the title of Momager.”

Scaramucci lasted only six days as President Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director in July of 2017 after going on a profanity-laced tirade to The New Yorker, including several disparaging comments about then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

Toni’s sister is no stranger to reality TV, having starred in Braxton Family Values and its spin-off Tamar and Vince, but her finest television work may have been as a host on daytime gabfest The Real.

The Mean Girls actor has gone on to host Cake Wars and Halloween Wars… which is kinda why I led with Mean Girls.

The former MTV star has something in common with Scarmucci. He too was fired by Donald Trump, getting canned on The Celebrity Apprentice after getting drunk with Dennis Rodman and waking up late for a task


Critics’ Choice Awards 2019: The full winners list

Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk. On the television side, The Americans was crowned Best Drama Series, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won the comedy category.

Taye Diggs hosted this year’s ceremony, held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. See the full list of winners below.


Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born

WINNER: Christian Bale — Vice
Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe — At Eternity’s Gate
Ryan Gosling — First Man
Ethan Hawke — First Reformed
Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen — Green Book

Yalitza Aparicio — Roma
Emily Blunt — Mary Poppins Returns
WINNER (TIE): Glenn Close — The Wife
Toni Collette — Hereditary
Olivia Colman — The Favourite
WINNER (TIE): Lady Gaga — A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy — Can You Ever Forgive Me?

WINNER: Mahershala Ali — Green Book
Timothée Chalamet — Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver — BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott — A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan — Black Panther

Amy Adams — Vice
Claire Foy — First Man
Nicole Kidman — Boy Erased
WINNER: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone — The Favourite
Rachel Weisz — The Favourite

WINNER: Elsie Fisher — Eighth Grade
Thomasin McKenzie — Leave No Trace
Ed Oxenbould — Wildlife
Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place
Amandla Stenberg — The Hate U Give
Sunny Suljic — Mid90s

Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
WINNER: The Favourite

Damien Chazelle — First Man
Bradley Cooper — A Star Is Born
WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Peter Farrelly — Green Book
Yorgos Lanthimos — The Favourite
Spike Lee — BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay — Vice

Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Alfonso Cuarón — Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara — The Favourite
Adam McKay — Vice
WINNER: Paul Schrader — First Reformed
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly — Green Book
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski — A Quiet Place

Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole — Black Panther
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty — Can You Ever Forgive Me?
WINNER: Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters — A Star Is Born
Josh Singer — First Man
Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee — BlacKkKlansman

WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón — Roma
James Laxton — If Beale Street Could Talk
Matthew Libatique — A Star Is Born
Rachel Morrison — Black Panther
Robbie Ryan — The Favourite
Linus Sandgren — First Man

WINNER: Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart — Black Panther
Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez — Roma
Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman — Crazy Rich Asians
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton — The Favourite
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas — First Man
John Myhre, Gordon Sim — Mary Poppins Returns

Jay Cassidy — A Star Is Born
Hank Corwin — Vice
WINNER: Tom Cross – First Man
Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough — Roma
Yorgos Mavropsaridis — The Favourite
Joe Walker — Widows

Alexandra Byrne — Mary Queen of Scots
WINNER: Ruth Carter — Black Panther
Julian Day — Bohemian Rhapsody
Sandy Powell — The Favourite
Sandy Powell — Mary Poppins Returns

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots

Avengers: Infinity War
WINNER: Black Panther
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible — Fallout
Ready Player One

The Grinch
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
WINNER: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Deadpool 2
WINNER: Mission: Impossible — Fallout
Ready Player One

WINNER: Crazy Rich Asians
Deadpool 2
The Death of Stalin
The Favourite
Game Night
Sorry to Bother You

WINNER: Christian Bale — Vice
Jason Bateman — Game Night
Viggo Mortensen — Green Book
John C. Reilly — Stan & Ollie
Ryan Reynolds — Deadpool 2
Lakeith Stanfield — Sorry to Bother You

Emily Blunt — Mary Poppins Returns
WINNER: Olivia Colman — The Favourite
Elsie Fisher — Eighth Grade
Rachel McAdams — Game Night
Charlize Theron — Tully
Constance Wu — Crazy Rich Asians

WINNER: A Quiet Place

Cold War

“All the Stars” — Black Panther
“Girl in the Movies” — Dumplin’
“I’ll Fight” — RBG
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” — Mary Poppins Returns
WINNER: “Shallow” – A Star Is Born
“Trip a Little Light Fantastic” — Mary Poppins Returns

Kris Bowers — Green Book
Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson — Black Panther
WINNER: Justin Hurwitz — First Man
Marc Shaiman — Mary Poppins Returns


WINNER: The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
Homecoming (Amazon)
Killing Eve (BBC America)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Pose (FX)
Succession (HBO)

Freddie Highmore — The Good Doctor (ABC)
Diego Luna — Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)
Richard Madden — Bodyguard (Netflix)
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul (AMC)
Billy Porter — Pose (FX)
WINNER: Matthew Rhys — The Americans (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia — This Is Us (NBC)

Jodie Comer — Killing Eve (BBC America)
Maggie Gyllenhaal — The Deuce (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss — The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
WINNER: Sandra Oh — Killing Eve (BBC America)
Elizabeth Olsen — Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Julia Roberts — Homecoming (Amazon)
Keri Russell — The Americans (FX)

Richard Cabral — Mayans M.C. (FX)
Asia Kate Dillon — Billions (Showtime)
WINNER: Noah Emmerich — The Americans (FX)
Justin Hartley — This Is Us (NBC)
Matthew Macfadyen — Succession (HBO)
Richard Schiff — The Good Doctor (ABC)
Shea Whigham — Homecoming (Amazon)

Dina Shihabi — Jack Ryan (Amazon)
Julia Garner — Ozark (Netflix)
WINNER: Thandie Newton — Westworld (HBO)
Rhea Seehorn — Better Call Saul (AMC)
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Holly Taylor — The Americans (FX)

Atlanta (FX)
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
The Middle (ABC)
One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

Hank Azaria — Brockmire (IFC)
Ted Danson — The Good Place (NBC)
Michael Douglas — The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
Donald Glover — Atlanta (FX)
WINNER: Bill Hader — Barry (HBO)
Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Andy Samberg — Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Rachel Bloom — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Allison Janney — Mom (CBS)
Justina Machado — One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Debra Messing — Will & Grace (NBC)
Issa Rae — Insecure (HBO)

William Jackson Harper — The Good Place (NBC)
Sean Hayes — Will & Grace (NBC)
Brian Tyree Henry — Atlanta (FX)
Nico Santos — Superstore (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
WINNER: Henry Winkler — Barry (HBO)

WINNER: Alex Borstein — The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Betty Gilpin — GLOW (Netflix)
Laurie Metcalf — The Conners (ABC)
Rita Moreno — One Day at a Time (Netflix)
Zoe Perry — Young Sheldon (CBS)
Annie Potts — Young Sheldon (CBS)
Miriam Shor — Younger (TV Land)

A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
American Vandal (Netflix)
WINNER: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Sharp Objects (HBO)

Icebox (HBO)
WINNER: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
King Lear (Amazon)
My Dinner with Hervé (HBO)
Notes from the Field (HBO)
The Tale (HBO)

Antonio Banderas — Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
WINNER: Darren Criss — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Paul Dano — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Benicio Del Toro — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Hugh Grant — A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
John Legend — Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
WINNER (TIE): Amy Adams – Sharp Objects (HBO)
WINNER (TIE): Patricia Arquette — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Connie Britton — Dirty John (Bravo)
Carrie Coon — The Sinner (USA Network)
Laura Dern — The Tale (HBO)
Anna Deavere Smith — Notes From the Field (HBO)

Brandon Victor Dixon — Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
Eric Lange — Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Alex Rich — Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
Peter Sarsgaard — The Looming Tower (Hulu)
Finn Wittrock — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
WINNER: Ben Whishaw — A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Ellen Burstyn — The Tale (HBO)
WINNER: Patricia Clarkson — Sharp Objects (HBO)
Penelope Cruz — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Julia Garner — Dirty John (Bravo)
Judith Light — The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Elizabeth Perkins — Sharp Objects (HBO)

Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
Archer (FXX)
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
WINNER: BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
The Simpsons (Fox)
South Park (Comedy Central)

Best Movies of 2018

Black Panther (2018)Related image

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Aquaman 2018

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.



Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Related image

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.


Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)Related image

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Ou

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)Related image

Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.

A Quiet Place (2018)

Over three months in 2020, most of Earth’s human and animal populations have been wiped out by sightless creatures of unknown origin. The creatures, attacking anything that makes noise, have hypersensitive hearing and indestructible, armored skin.

The Abbott family – wife Evelyn, husband Lee, congenitally deaf daughter Regan, and sons Marcus and Beau – silently scavenge for supplies in a deserted town. While out in the open, the family communicates with American Sign Language (ASL). Four-year-old Beau is drawn to a battery-powered space shuttle toy, but Lee takes it away due to the noise it would make. Regan returns the toy to Beau, who also takes the batteries that his father removed from it. Beau activates the toy when the family is walking home and crossing a bridge, giving away his location to a nearby creature which kills him before Lee can save him.

In August 2018, Paramount scheduled the film for a May 15, 2020 release date, with Krasinski returning to write the script, Platinum Dunes producers Bay, Form and Fuller returning to produce it, and Emily Blunt reprising her role.

In November 2018, in an interview, Krasinski said the sequel “would not be a sequel to the first film”, and “would focus on other people trying to survive the hearing monsters”.

Roma (2018)

Call Me by Your Name (2018)

It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who’s working as an intern for Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

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Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)Related image

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

Celebrity biographer Lee Israel makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

Widows (2018)

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows — Veronica, Linda, Alice and Belle — have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses’ criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, Veronica joins forces with the other three women to pull off a heist that her husband was planning.

First Man (2018)

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Written by Academy Award® winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) executive produces. DreamWorks Pictures co-financed the film

The Favourite (2018)Related image

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and a mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)Related image

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.

Phantom Thread (2018)

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)Related image

Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.

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In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green’s career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

The Post (2018)Image result for the post 2018 movie

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper — The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to lig

The Hate U Give (2018)Image result for The Hate U Give (2018)

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.

Isle of Dogs (2018)

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

McQueen (2018)

Exploring the life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who started his career in his teens before gaining notice as a designer for Givenchy and launching his own label, which continues to this day. He took his own life in 2010.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Searching (2018)Related image

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has — Margot’s laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts.

Night Comes On (2018)

Released from juvenile detention, a teen and her 10-year-old sister embark on a quest to avenge the death of their mother.

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At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Love, Simon (2018)

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Annihilation (2018)

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).

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On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in the world, soon discovers the battle-scarred and broken Bumblebee. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen.

Science Fair (2018)

Filmmakers follow nine high school students from around the globe as they compete at an international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest teens from 78 countries, only one will be named Best in Fair

In Between (2018)

Three young women, sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv, constantly find themselves torn between traditional culture and the modern world.

RBG (2018)

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.

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Brothers Justin and Aaron receive a video cassette in the mail made by Camp Arcadia, a group they belonged to as young adults. Justin and Aaron’s recollection of events differ; Justin says the group was a UFO death cult, but Aaron recalls them as a harmless and friendly commune. Aaron points out that the video cassette proves the members are still alive. Justin, however, is worried that talk of “ascension” may be a code for some future mass suicide. Fed up with their inability to make friends or find good jobs since leaving Camp Arcadia, Aaron convinces Justin to return for just one day

I Am Not a Witch (2018)

Shula is the first child taken to a traveling witch camp, where she is told that should she cut the ribbon and attempt to escape, she will be cursed and transformed into a goat

The Cakemaker (2018)Image result for the cakemaker (2018)

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her café.

They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

Blindspotting (2018)

Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets. Things soon come to a head when the buddies attend a party at the upscale home of a young and wealthy tech entrepreneur.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)Related imageVideo game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)This intimate portrait examines one of the world’s most inventive comedians. Told largely through Robin’s own voice and using a wealth of never-before-seen archival footage, the film goes through the extraordinary life and career of Robin Williams.

Support the Girls (2018)

Lisa is the general manager of Double Whammies, a sports bar that features skimpily dressed waitresses. Always nurturing and protective of her staff, she soon faces one trying day that tests her optimism at every turn.

Molly’s Game (2018)The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

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A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.

Upgrade (2018)

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A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.

Halloween (2018)

It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready for him

Movie Remakes and Reboots Currently in the Works

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One of Hollywood’s most on and off projects, the current state of the live-action Akira remake is that it’s back in the works. Marco J. Ramirez, the showrunner for Season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay.

The Batman

The big screen take on Batman was effectively rebooted in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, where Ben Affleck stepped into the cape and cowl. Beyond that, though, a fresh trilogy of Batman movies is apparently being planned, and the director of the last two Planet of the Apes films, Matt Reeves, will be steering the ship. Expect it in 2020 at the earliest. There’s the small matter of the Justice League movies to fit in too, after all…


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According to the man himself, Wesley Snipes, Marvel Studios have held a few talks about rebooting Blade within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Image result for Blade

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Con Air director Simon West is promising to harness the power and potential of modern CG in his new take on The Blob.

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There’s going to be no Jean-Claude Van Damme in the announced remake of Bloodsport that’s currently in the works. Robert Mark Kamen, the co-writer of Taken 2, has been working on the script, and Phillip Noyce (Clear And Present DangerRabbit-Proof Fence) had, at one stage, signed on to direct the movie.

The Chronicles Of Narnia Netflix is rebooting ‘The Chronicles of Narnia

Netflix is taking a huge step into fantasy, after securing the rights to C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.

Although full details of the project are yet to emerge, it’s believed that the streaming service will reboot the Disney films series of the early to mid-2000s – which offered a big screen take on books including The Lion, The Witch, and The WardrobePrince Caspian, and Voyage Of The Dawntreader.

Sony and Entertainment One are now backing The Chronicles Of Narnia series, taking over from 20th Century Fox. Mark Gordon is producing, along with Douglas Gresham (CS Lewis’ stepson), Vincent Sieber and Melvin Adams. David Magee will pen the script for The Silver Chair, which will reboot the franchise with a whole new cast.Image result for The Silver Chair, which will rebootheard much from the planned reboot of The Chronicles of Narnia, but director Joe Johnston is now teasing some very interesting details about The Silver ChairThe Silver Chair is expected to be released sometime in 2019.


The original Clue film was a comedic yarn that came out back in 1985, directed by Jonathan Lynn from a script based on a story idea that he came up with alongside John Landis.Another stab (or bludgeoning with lead piping) at the film is currently in development. Universal departed the project in 2011, but Hasbro has landed on its feet: 20th Century Fox is now attached instead.


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The popular 1990s teen thriller The Craft is getting the remake treatment, with Honeymoon director Leigh Janiak writing and directing the new film. Phil Graziadei is to co-write the script. None of the original team – writer/director Andrew Fleming, cast members Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True – are set to be involved, it seems.

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Corin Hardy was due to direct and Jason Momoa was due to star in The Crow Reborn. The film has been stuck in development hell for quite some time but was due to start shooting this month. However, Relativity – the studio producing it – just sold the rights to Davis Films, Highland Film Group, and Electric Shadow, so things are likely to have been heavily delayed.

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The ingenious horror thriller Cube took a single location and really, really made it count. More than its sequel or prequel managed to, certainly. A new version is now on the way through, and it’s going by the name of Cubed. Saman Kesh is directing, whilst Philip Gawthorne has penned the new script.

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The new version of Dune is definitely pressing ahead, and it’s landed its director – Denis Villeneuve, the man behind the camera on Arrival and Sicario. He’s just made a hell of a film with Blade Runner 2049, so we’re excited to see what he’ll do with Dune.

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Sidney Furie’s 1983 horror The Entity has landed on the desk of The Conjuring and Fast & Furious 7 director James Wan. He’s set to produce a new take on the project, with Chad and Carey Hayes writing the screenplay for the new version. No director has thus far been announced, though, but given how busy his schedule is, it won’t be Wan.

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Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter is going to be adapted as a feature film for the second time by Blumhouse, it’s been announced. The news was revealed by producer Jason Blum (Get OutSplitThe Purge) recently, and he’s hired A Winter’s Tale‘s Akiva Goldsman to direct.

The Fugitive

Yet Warner Bros. has put a new The Fugitive film into development. Anne and Arnold Kopelson, who directed the first film, are overseeing the new one. Christina Hodson has been hired to write the script for it, and the aim is to have the new The Fugitive in production in 2016.

The Green Hornet

Bruce Lee and Britt Reid brought the radio series The Green Hornet to the small screen back in the sixties. Seth Rogen and Jay Chou attempted a comedy-action big screen reboot in 2011. And now, we’ll get another remake. Gavin O’Connor of the Ben Affleck flick The Accountant will direct a grittier version, from a script by Sean O’Keefe of the videogames Lair and Pursuit ForceNo cast attached yet.


Hellraiser: Judgment is written and directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe, who has done all the make-up effects in the Hellraiser films since the third one. It stars Paul T. Taylor and Heather Langenkamp. It’ll be the tenth film in the Hellraiser film series, and it looks like it’ll be going straight to DVD.

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Rebooting a film with a tagline “there can be only one” positively invites the world to chortle when a fresh take on the material is announced. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is the director of this one (Justin Lin and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had previously been attached). Ryan Reynolds, originally mooted as the new Connor MacLeod, is no longer on board, though. Dave Bautista is set to play the role taken by Clancy Brown – The Kurgan – in the original film. Production was expected to start before the end of 2015, with a 2016 release, but that obviously didn’t happen.

The Howling

Joe Dante’s 1981 werewolf movie was based on the novels by Gary Brandner, and the rights have now been picked up by Emaju Entertainment. Emaju, in turn, is pursuing a remake, although no writer or director is thus far attached.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Oculus director Mike Flanagan is working on a remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer, the successful 1997 franchise-spawner. It was loosely based on Lois Duncan’s 1973 novel of the same name, and Flanagan will be going back to that for the screenplay of this new version. Flanagan is also set to direct.

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The LEGO Movie producer Dan Lin has a new take on Inspector Gadget sitting on his slate. It’s fair to say that neither Matthew Broderick nor Rupert Everett will be getting a phone call about it, though.

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A(nother) remake of the science fiction staple Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is in development at Warner Bros, and David Leslie Johnson will pen the script. Johnson has had success writing The Conjuring 2 for the studio in the past.

The Invisible Man

For a while, it looked like the producers behind the Divergent movies were developing a new movie take on H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man. Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick were attached to produce it for Red Wagon Entertainment, and Sony was known to be backing the project.

However, things look to have changed. Universal is now pushing ahead with their own big screen The Invisible Man reboot, as part of their in-development monster-based shared cinematic universe. Johnny Depp is said to be starring. Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan will produce.


Jacob’s Ladder

Adrian Lyne’s 1991 psychological thriller, starring Tim Robbins, is set to be brought back to the screen by The Perfect Guy director David Rosenthal. Jeff Buhley and Sarah Thorp have worked on the script.


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Now here’s a reboot we can get behind. The first film of Kevin O’Neill and Alan Moore’s The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman remains most known for the fallout between star Sean Connery and director Stephen Norrington. Connery hasn’t acted since, and Norrington hasn’t directed.


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It’ll be interesting to see where the disappointing box office returns of Terminator: Genisys leave the plans for the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise resurrection. This one’s going to unboot the reboot, if that makes any sense. Thus, it’ll pick up the story of Arnie’s Conan, but now a much older man.The Legend Of Conan is being written by regular Fast & Furious scribe Chris Morgan. It will utterly ignore the Jason Momoa film. It’s just a case now of finding out whether it’ll get the green light or not.

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Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda is teaming up with Disney and Alan Menken – who won an Oscar for his music to the original The Little Mermaid film – for the new live-action telling of the story. New songs are expected to mingle with the classics. No word yet on who’s directing.

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Greg Berlanti is determined to remain the busiest man in Hollywood, it seems. Aside from serving as executive producer on all four of the CW superhero shows, he’s also got Riverdale, and there’s still Blindspot on NBC, but Berlanti has been flirting with the big screen lately, notably with plans to direct a remake of Little Shop Of Horrors.


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He-Man has been mooted for a big screen return for a while now. Thus far, the likes of Terry Rossio (Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) have lined up to take a pass at the script. The latest is that Christopher Yost, best known for Thor: The Dark World – and currently co-writing Thor: Ragnarok – has been hired for the project. No new director has been confirmed yet, though.




The film that launched Christopher Nolan’s career – Memento – is getting remade. Seemingly, the mighty Mr. Nolan is not involved at all. It’s fair to say that the groundswell of online commenters, when this news was announced, wasn’t very pleased.

It’s AMBI Pictures who are bankrolling the remake, and they have also bought the rights to Cruel IntentionsI Heart HuckabeesThe Passion Of The ChristRushRobot & Frank and Donnie Darko. At the moment, though, Memento seems to be their top priority.

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New Line continues with its plan to reboot the Mortal Kombat movies, and it’s recruited James Wan – director of The Conjuring and Fast & Furious 7 – to produce the new movie.Oren Uziel and Dave Callaham are working on the screenplay for the film. It’s unclear if Kevin Tancharoen is still involved, though. He directed Glee 3D, but it’s more the fact that he also made the popular Internet short Mortal Kombat: Rebirth that had once landed him the job. No timescales for this one yet, but Wan’s involvement should get it moving quicker.

The Naked Gun

More a reboot in the style of the recent Vacation, the new take on The Naked Gun won’t be a spoof and will see Ed Helms playing a relative of Leslie Nielsen’s peerless Lt. Frank Drebin. Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant (Reno 911Night At The Museum) are penning the screenplay. No word yet on when the film is going into production. Not soon seems to be the hope of many.

Nightmare On Elm Street

A second attempt to reboot the A Nightmare On Elm Street film series has been put into development by New Line. Following the underwhelming 2010 version, which saw Jackie Earle Haley take over the role of Freddy Krueger from Robert Englund, New Line opted not to press ahead with a sequel.

Instead, it’s now hired David Leslie Johnson – who’s penning the movie reboot of Dungeons & Dragons – to write a new script. It’ll be a “back to the drawing board” job too, with the aim being to come up with a remake that’s “worthy of the original.”

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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for the Comedy Central sketch show Key And Peele, are the latest to take on the planned remake/reboot of Police Academy. Scott Zabielski was attached to direct last time we heard, and Jeremy Garelick had penned a screenplay. Original producer Paul Maslansky is also said to be still involved.

Key and Peele are thus far said to be just producing the film, but it seems likely – if it eventually gets off the ground – that the pair will star in the film as well. If it hits, eventually lots and lots and lots and lots of sequels.

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The Puppet Master remake will be getting more of a comedy vibe, as Reno 911‘s Thomas Lennon heads up a cast that includes genre queen Barbara Crampton (The BeyondRe-Animator) among others. Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund, who also directed Wither, will helm it, and the script could be a good one – its by Bone Tomahawk screenwriter S. Craig Zahler…



1988 demonic horror flick Pumpkinhead is being remade for the modern cinematic age. Peter Block – one of Saw‘s executive producers – has picked up the rights and put a reboot into development.



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A reboot of Van Helsing has been planned for years. Now, it looks like it’s finally pushing ahead. In November 2014, Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5, The Thing remake) and Jon Spaihts (Prometheuswere brought on board to write a script.


The Warriors

Huge fans of Walter Hill’s The Warriors here, which occasionally finds itself thrown into remake discussions. Earlier this year, Mark Neveldine – the co-writer/director of the Crank films – admitted that he and Brian Taylor are interested in tackling a new take on The Warriors. “It’s just in rights hell at the moment,” he told Screencrush.


White Men Can’t Jump

The 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can’t Jump, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, is now in line for a big screen do-over. It’s in the hands of Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish, and 20th Century Fox is backing the project, as it did the original. Barris will produce and write, but there are no further details as yet.

The Wild Bunch

A contemporary remake of The Wild Bunch is one of the projects that Will Smith is contemplating. This time around, the focus would be on a bunch of DEA agents hunting down a Mexican drug cartel. Smith hasn’t committed to the film yet though, as far as we know, and he’s had a good year or two to do so.

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Not many people look back at the troubled production of the 2010s The Wolman with much fondness. Not many people look back with fondness at the film itself either. Nonetheless, a further reboot is planned, as part of Universal’s classic monster movie universe. This time, Aaron Gostkowski, who wrote the excellent Prisoners, is on scripting duties, and Universal is targeting the film for an April 2017 release.


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We don’t make these things up you know. Plans have been afoot to reboot the Zorro movies since 2005’s The Legend Of Zorro failed to match the majesty of 1999’s The Mask Of Zorro. The latest approach – and we wonder if all concerned had a day out watching Mad Max: Fury Road – is to set it in the near future, in post-apocalyptic times. Mark Amin is producing, and he’s now on the hunt for a writer for the project

Other Reboots and Planned Sequels in the Works:


  • Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair … getting a whole new cast
Jill Pole, Eustace Scrubb, and Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle set off on a journey to the land north of Narnia in order to rescue King Caspian’s missing son, Rilian.


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  • Conan
  • Dungeons and DragonsWrath Of The Titans would write, while Rob Letterman, who had fun with the Goosebumps movie, would direct, and the plan was that they would be looking for a lighter, Guardians Of The Galaxy flavor to this one.”A warrior and his band of mystical creatures – including a half-dragon and a cunning gnome – as they embark on a dangerous journey to find a mythical treasure.” A lead role for Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver)
  • Explorers

Geoff Moore and Dave Posamentier will write the remake, which will be produced by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”).

  • FirestarterSo Warner Bros. has It: Chapter 2 already filming, and it’s also prepping Doctor Sleep. Paramount is filming Pet Sematary. And according to Variety, Firestarter just so happens to be the Universal-owned property that’s the most ready to go. Now, the remake of Firestarter has taken a jump forward by landing acclaimed director Fatih Akin.
  • Flight of the Navigator

    Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson is rebootingFlight Of The Navigator  Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson now writing the script. Back in 2012, a pre-Jurassic World Colin Trevorrow was tapped to helm the remake, but his career has gone through some twists and turns since then that makes him less of a draw than he used to be. Meanwhile, Lucifer on Fox has exceeded everyone’s expectations by not being outright terrible, so now Henderson is the one getting called up to introduce a new generation to a weirdly unsettling adventure movie.

  • The FlyCronenberg’s The Fly (which starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis) is one of the defining pieces of practical effects-driven 1980s body horror, and it’s endlessly watchable. Its a sequel is another story, but we’re not worried about that.JD Dillard is going to direct and co-write (along with Alex Theurer) the remake. Dillard’s Sleighthas have been making the rounds on the festival circuit since last year, and it’s about to get a wider release this spring.
  • Friday the 13thMears in Ft13 Alt Scene 2009
A reboot of the classic horror film which will premiere forty years after the original.


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Friday the 13th Reboot with a target release date of November 13th, 2020; this will coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the original Friday the 13th (released in 1980 and directed by Sean S. Cunningham).


  • Hellraiser… gulp.Image result for hellraiser

“The script opens on Devil’s Island in the 1700s where toymaker Philippe Lemarchand is being held prisoner by an evil warden who wants him to finish building the infamous box—its design closer to The Hellbound Heart here—known as the Lament Configuration,” the site explains. “Once done, Lemarchand only wishes to be free and return home to his family. The warden has other plans and wants Lemarchand to open the box so he can show the toymaker what it does. Things turn quite grisly when a familiar lead cenobite shows up and wreaks havoc on the unsuspecting prison custodian.”

The script did make some deviations from the original story, which the site makes sure to point out.

“It’s only when Kirsty escapes from Frank and steals the box, that this story really starts to develop its own identity,” the review pointed out. “The sequences of Kirsty in the hospital are some of the strongest in the script. This is where Barker begins to introduce his new mythology and let Pinhead have some devilish fun.”

  • Highlander reboot … with a new actor already assigned to play the Kurgan, wow


Lionsgate Films finally has found a satisfactory script for a reboot film. The script was reportedly written by Colony writer Ryan Condal and the studio has already planned to start pre-production on the film later this year. Built around a group of immortals who can only die by having their heads severed from their body and their eternal battle for “The Prize”. Lionsgate is so pleased with Condal’s script that they have fast-tracked it for production. The film is now expected to receive an official 2019 theatrical release date sometime in the near future. In addition to Ryan Condal, director Chad Stahelski (best known for his work on the John Wick films) is set to direct. The film is being produced by Neal H. Moritz, who has handled numerous action-based television series and movies, including PreacherPrison Break and The Fast & The Furious franchise.

Along the way, it’s gained a script draft by Melissa Rosenberg (Jessica Jones), and had Justin Lin attached as a director (and still as a producer). However, the project finally gained momentum when John Wick director Chad Stahelski came aboard last year.

Within months of Stahelski joining the Highlander reboot as the director, news began emerging about the film. Fresh off of the success of his sleeper hit series, Stahelski promised Highlander would have John Wick-style sword fighting. The Keanu Reeves-led franchise has been praised for its fight choreography, breathing new life into the action genre thanks to Stahelski and his team’s work as stunt performers and directors. While audiences haven’t been clamoring for a new Highlander movie, Stahelski may be one of the few directors who can make the film work. Now, he’s gained a complementary set of writers.

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is coming to a pod near you, courtesy of producer John Davis and Warner Bros. David Leslie Johnson (Dungeons And DragonsThe Conjuring 2) is penning another remake of the classic film — and there couldn’t be a better remake to do.

  • League of Extraordinary Gentleman … probably no Sean Connery, thoughImage result for League of Extraordinary Gentleman

Alan Moore is one of the true legends of comic books, having written Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell, all of which have been adapted to film. Producer John Davis has given a little bit of extra information regarding the reboot of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Chatting to Collider, he was asked what made this new take on the material difference. Spawning three miniseries, as well as several graphic novels, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen tells of a secret society at the turn of the century consisting of Alan Quartermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man, and more. Their rogue’s gallery also includes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor Moriarty, Fu Manchu, and the aliens from H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds (who wouldn’t want to see Martians attacking Victorian England?).

  • Little Shop of HorrorsImage result for little shop of horrors

Late last year, Warner Bros. announced a Little Shop of Horrors remake was in the works, with the Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti directing the movie from a script penned by Matthew Robinson (Black Box, Monster Trucks). Today we have news on who could topline the film. Based on director Frank Oz’s 1986 movie/musical starring Rick Moranis in the role of Seymour Krelborn, a down-on-his-luck, nerdy young florist raising a plant with a craving for human flesh and blood. The more Seymour kills for the giant, singing plant, the more his fame and popularity rise. Ellen Greene starred as Audrey, Seymour’s co-worker, with whom he is desperately in love. Josh Gad— who is fresh off his performance as LeFou on Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast — as Seymour, and Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) as Audrey. None of the actors have signed on the dotted line yet, but are said to be interested in the roles. Gad and Wilson certainly have the comedic and singing chops needed to play Seymour and Audrey, but I’m crossing my fingers that if they both sign on, they’ll also have the chemistry to go with it.

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Warner Bros. has tapped Craig to work on Logan’s Run, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The remake of the cult classic 1976 movie has long been in development, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg set to helm back in 2015. … The film adapted the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson


Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat Reboot: James Wan Puts Movie On Back-Burner

The cast of characters includes the usual Mortal Kombat crew: Kano, Sonya, Raiden, Liu Kang, Shang Tsung. Also listed are some characters deeper in the Mortal Kombat lore, like Drahmin, Nitara and Reiko. Not included are series stalwarts like Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Johnny Cage. Somewhat surprisingly, the casting breakdown for Raiden indicates he’ll be portrayed as a 14-year-old boy named Jin.

And though a teenage Raiden may sound strange, given that Turner is the father to a teenage daughter, the Lord of Thunder disguising himself as a friend to get close to Cole makes a lot of sense.It doesn’t sound like the Mortal Kombat movie is in active production — Russo said in June that the filmmakers are still waiting for the green light to make it — but James Wan (Furious 7Aquaman) is producing and (as of late 2016) commercial director Simon McQuoid was attached to direct.

  • Rambo… but without the Italian Stallion2020 (India)Image result for rambo remake
    A remake of the Rambo film series.

    Directors:Siddharth AnandSiddharth Raj Anand

    Writer: Siddharth Anand

    Stars:Tiger ShroffTiger

  • Red Sonja
The plot kept under wraps. An adaptation of the comic book, Red Sonja, a vengeful warrior known as a “She-Devil with a sword”.Christopher Cosmos (Game of Thrones) was hired to write a new script. The last I heard about the film, came last year when X-Men director Bryan Singer was reportedly developing it.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Christopher Cosmos (screenplay), Robert E. Howard

  • Short Circuit… Johnny 5 is back!Short Circuit
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Universal’s Timecop reboot has found a pair of writers.

Mark and Brian Gunn, who wrote the screenplay for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, have been tapped to write the script for Timecop, which is a remake of the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme time travel action movie


  • WarGames… wowzerswargames teaserWarGames, John Badham’s mix of tic-tac-toe, Matthew Broderick’s hacker, and the threat of nuclear warfare.

    It still holds up really rather well too, but that hasn’t slowed down plans for a new take on the story. The remake, then, is currently in the hands of Project Almanac director Dean Israelite, and he’s giving us an update on the project.

  • Weird ScienceRelated imageUniversal Pictures has announced that there is a Weird Science remake in the works, and it will be produced by Joel Silver, who produced the original in 1985.  The original was every geek’s wishes coming into fruition; the creation of a sexy female companion via science!

    The script will be written by Michael Bacall, who wrote Project X and 21 Jump Street.  Judging from Bacall’s other films, the Weird Science reboot will be edgier than the original.


Only Movies From the 1980s That Need Sequels, Remakes, or Reboots

Back to the Future or shoot a sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, not even Robert Zemeckis. And good god, don’t even look at E.T. funny.

The Abyss (1989)Image result for the abyss (1989)

James Cameron will spend the next half-decade of his life shooting Avatar sequels,

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)Image result for the adventures of buckaroo banzai across the 8th dimension

The franchise was revived in comic-book form in 2006, but it’s time to go to the next step and bring this absurdist sci-fi fantasy back to the big screen.

Alien Nation (1988)Image result for alien nation (1988)

Being adapted into a middling ’90s television show shouldn’t stain the fascinating concept of integrating an alien population into the human race:The Awakening (1980)


American Gigolo (1980)Image result for American Gigolo (1980)

Deuce Bigalow becomes eponymous with the profession Sequelizing paves the way for a brief appearance by out-of-jail, ex-gigolo Julian (Richard Gere).

Bachelor Party (1984)Image result for bachelor party (1984)

Tom Hanks–style everymen love debauchery too. As long as they keep the coke-licking donkey, rebooting this is perfectly acceptable.

Brainstorm (1983)Image result for brainstorm (1983)

Christopher Nolan loves this movie, which pairs dream machines with Christopher Walken kookiness.

Broadcast News (1987)Image result for broadcast news (1987)

One of the most romantic, sensitive movies of the decade. So good, in fact, you’d be a mad man to touch it. That risk can also pay off with serious heartstring-pulling. In the right hands (James L. Brooks’ preferred), a “Where are they now?” sequel could hit as hard as Before Sunrise/Sunset.

The Beastmaster (1982)Image result for the beastmaster (1982)

Begging for the so-dark-and-gritty-it’s-parody take.

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)Image result for born on the fourth of july (1989)

The real-life Ron Kovic, Tom Cruise’s character in Oliver Stone’s mega-sized war drama, wrote a sequel to his memoir.

The Breakfast Club (1985)Image result for the breakfast club (1985)

We don’t love John Hughes detention day classic because it stars members of the Brat Pack. We love it because it’s about high-school stereotypes playing out in harmony.

Bronco Billy (1980)Related image

When was the last great rodeo/circus movie? When was the last rodeo/circus movie, period?

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)Image result for cannibal holocaust (1980)

To teach young people how far horror “gore”.

Cat People (1982)Image result for cat people (1982)

Cats, sex, and were-people —

Carny (1980)Image result for carny (1980)

Man, the ’80s really delivered in the traveling circus genre.

C.H.U.D. (1984)

Because today’s horror movie villains are too human.

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Nothing can top Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, and the rest.

Fatal Attraction (1987)Image result for fatal attraction (1987)

But this time, Alex is a man! (Who still psychotically kills rabbits in the name of guilt-tripping!)

Flash Gordon (1980)Image result for flash gordon (1980)

Guardians of the Galaxy was a hit. Colorful space odysseys are clearly in again. And so, now is the time for Flash.

Fletch (1985)Image result for fletch (1985)

But give Chevy Chase a cameo as Mr. Underhill.

Flight of the Navigator (1986)Image result for flight of the navigator (1986)

Today’s kids still dream of flying around in a time-traveling spacecraft.

Ghost Story (1981)Image result for ghost story (1981)

Maybe the sequel to Last Vegas can morph into another adaptation of this Peter Straub novel?

Going Ape! (1981)Image result for going ape 1981 download

Picks up with Tony Danza still living with that darn ape.

History of the World, Part I (1981)

While Brooks is still alive and kickin’, let’s see Part II 

Howard the Duck (1986)Image result for howard the duck (1986)

We’re destined to see this as a Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off.

The Howling (1981)

Joe Dante movie, scrap the Gremlin plans and move on to The Howling. Grant werewolves the R-rated territory they once dominated.

The Island (1980)

Enough with Pirates of the Caribbean movies—remake this film about a secret band of modern day pirates that pillage rich vacationers, Blackbeard-style.

Johnny Dangerously (1984)Image result for Johnny Dangerously (1984)

But hold out for the Judd Apatow crew, for when they want to make a period comedy and need an IP to mine.

Knightriders (1981)Image result for knightriders (1981)

George Romero’s knights-on-motorcycles movie. Hand the keys to the Jackass guys.

Krull (1983)

A movie that prioritizes imagery — cyclopses and laser weapons!

The Last Dragon (1985)

Best of The Raid with Step Up.

The Last Starfighter (1984)

We’re on our seventh Star Wars and never saw a Starfighter sequel.

The Last Unicorn (1982)Image result for the last unicorn (1982)

Fill the Narnia gap.

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)Image result for little shop of horrors (1986)

Broadway restages musicals all the time. Man-eating plant terror set to music is fair game.

The Mountain Men (1980)

Or any “frontiersman” action movie, really.

Nighthawks (1981)Image result for nighthawks (1981)

Sylvester Stallone loves his old properties. Either he resurrects his NYPD detective for another round of gondola fights.

Once Bitten (1985)Image result for once bitten (1985)

Twice Bitten?

The Osterman Weekend (1983)Image result for the osterman weekend (1983)

Sam Peckinpah’s fury and streamline the plot into something sensical, this spy movie could sit alongside the Bourne movies.

Pennies From Heaven (1981)Image result for pennies from heaven (1981)

Every generation deserves a Cole Porter lip-syncing movie. Sounds like Channing Tatum’s jam.

Private Benjamin (1980)Image result for private benjamin (1980)

Amy Schumer, Jenny Slate, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, everyone on Saturday Night Live 

Q – The Winged Serpent (1982)

Roland Emmerich botched Godzilla’s New York City excursion. A new gives the Big Apple a second chance.


Somewhere in Time (1980)

This time: A little less sap, and a little more time-travel intrigue.

SpaceCamp (1986)Image result for SpaceCamp (1986)

Joaquin Phoenix would definitely come back as a Space Camp instructor.

Starman (1984)Image result for starman (1984)

Since Hollywood refuses to make straight romances, how about one involving an alien?

Swamp Thing (1982)Image result for swamp thing (1982)

Resurrect this superhero oddity from his swampy grave.

Tootsie (1982)

Nearly sacred. But, as we confront gender politics in the workplace with new fervor, an update of Sydney Pollack’s drag comedy feels urgent.

The Verdict (1982)Image result for the verdict (1982)

Let’s forget that Robert Downey Jr. couldn’t make The Judge work.

WarGames (1983)

Anything from the ’80s that dealt in computer mumbo jumbo automatically qualifies for remake status.

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

Disney’s best alternate dimensions-themed horror thriller. Easily blown up to $150 summer movie status.

Youngblood (1986)Image result for youngblood (1986)

Rob Lowe can return as Coach Youngblood.

Zelig (1983)

One of the few Woody Allen movies that another actor could click into. The film industry forces any 21st-century “star” to be a living zelig anyway.

Healthy Recipe 2019

There are more rules to follow, but for the basics, remember that if you are doing Whole 30, you are temporarily eliminating the following:

  • Grains – that means no rice, pasta, oats, etc.
  • Sugar – of course white and brown sugar, but also honey, maple syrup, etc
  • Dairy – milk, cheese, yogurt
  • Beans and legumes – yes, that includes peanut butter
  • Alcohol – beer, wine, hard liquor

But you CAN have fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meats, herbs and spices, potatoes and sweet potatoes, nuts, and cooking fats like avocado oil, coconut oil, and ghee (which is a perfect substitute for butter). So enjoy these recipes, which range from chicken and fish to beef and pork, plus some eggs and even vegetarian dishes.

10 Granola Bars That Are Actually Healthy



Get a coveted combo of sweet, salty, and chocolate-y in one bar. This one packs lots of healthy fats from almonds and peanuts, the first two ingredients.


Made of mostly organic items, this gluten-free bar offers a short list of ingredients plus a helping of produce.


Health Warrioramazon.com


$15.52 (28% off)

Go ahead and eat two of these if you’re super-hungry. The chia seeds add a nice little crunch, while the berries offer a sweet flavor.


Only seven ingredients make up this healthy fat-filled bar, including almonds chia seeds, honey, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon, and sea salt. Super-simple; still delicious.



Get your PB&J fix in one portable, chewy bar. While this one does have 15 grams of sugar, it all comes from dates and raspberries.



Nature’s Pathamazon.com


Vegan and gluten-free, you’ll get plenty of crunch and sweetness from this bar. The coconut and seeds combo (pumpkin, hemp, and chia all included) make it super filling.


Nature Valleyamazon.com


Like trail mix all stuck together, this bar has all the crunch you want in a simple, satisfying snack.



Wella Baramazon.com


Another organic snack jampacked with nuts, the Wella bar also offers a hint of sweet from the cherries—a great ingredient to have after exercise.





Is there a better combo than nuts and chocolate? I think not. Turn to Kashi for a dark cocoa flavor you’ll love.




If you prefer more savory than sweet, this Mediterranean-inspired snack might be your jam. The kale and quinoa, plus a hint of basil, give it a less dessert-like taste.

The Best Healthy Popcorn

Microwave Popcorn Popper


If you want to play it safe, Langer suggests just throwing some kernels in a brown paper bag and popping them yourself in the microwave. You could also use an air popper, like this one from Amazon that’s BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and only $15.

Another option if you’re willing to get your hands dirty: Cook popcorn on the stovetop. Using a little coconut or olive oil, heat the oil in a deep pan, and add three kernels. When all three pop, add the rest and shake periodically. Then, add just a hint of parmesan cheese, salt, and vinegar, a little hot sauce, or some of your favorite dried herbs and spices. The oil will add some extra calories and fat compared to just a plain, air-popped cup, but this method still makes for healthy (and

The 7 Healthiest Nuts You Can Eat

These seven other healthy nuts deserve a spot in your snack rotation, too.

“These nuts pack in plenty of selenium, a mineral involved in thyroid hormone production and that’s crucial in antioxidant function for processes that protect us against cancer,” says Kelly R. Jones R.D.

It’s also great for hair skin and nail health. One study even showed an immediate impact on blood cholesterol improvements within nine hours of ingestion,” she says.

Yet take note—these are big-ass nuts. You only need to eat two or three a day to get the benefits, so don’t go ahead and eat 12 of them like you would almonds.


“Cashews have more iron than any other nut, so with this being the most common nutrient deficiency, more people should include them in their diets,” says Jones. The creamy texture of cashews also make it a great dairy replacement—cashews can make a great substitute for Parmesan when ground, she says.

Macadamia Nuts

“Macadamia nuts are high in thiamin—a.k.a. vitamin B1, manganese, and copper and contain healthy monounsaturated fat, the kind found in avocados and olive oil too,” says Michalczyk. Yet, they’re pretty underrated and generally associated with sweets.

“Perhaps best known for their role in white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, they are also great in things like salad or a more nutritious coating for chicken or fish,” she says. A bit healthier, right?


“Peanuts, actually not a nut at all but rather part of the legume family, are a good source of protein and many different vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and phosphorus,” says Michalczyk.

Yes, you can reap these benefits by eating peanut butter, but try not to go at it with a spoon. “Keep in mind it’s high in calories, so stick to the serving size of two tablespoons,” she says.


“These little green gems make a great snack or salad topper because of their high nutrient and antioxidant content,” Michalczyk says. They’re one of the nuts with the highest concentration of lutein and zeaxanthin, too, both of which promote eye health.

“Even better is the fact that behavioral research has shown that it takes you longer to de-shell shelled pistachios, you are more likely to eat less,” she adds.


“Walnuts are a super plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, [which] are essential to the diet and help to reduce the risk of heart disease,” says Michalczyk. They’re a little high in calories and fat compared to other nuts, but it’s the healthy fat that your body needs, she says, which will help you stay fuller for longer.


“Pecans are one of the best known dietary sources of vitamin E. They are also a great source of thiamin, a B vitamin that plays a key role in energy metabolism,” says Michalczyk. You can use them in yogurt, oatmeal, soups, veggie sides, and more. “Fall is the perfect time to sprinkle them on just about everything,” she says.

The best healthy snacks on the list:

  • Apple slices with almond butter
  • Avocado and Salsa on Ezekiel Toast
  • Banana, Peanut Butter and Honey Roll-Ups
  • Celery Sticks and Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Chef’s Cut Buffalo Style Chicken Jerky
  • Cucumber Hummus Boats
  • Healthy Egg Muffin Cups
  • Mini Pita Black Bean Quesadilla
  • Oatmeal Cookie Energy Balls
  • Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Apple Slices with Almond Butter

Make any ordinary apple extraordinary with Barney’s Almond Butter. Their almonds are blanched before grinding for creamy smooth spreadability, and exceptionally awesome flavor.

Ingredients: 1 medium apple
2 tablespoons Barney Almond Butter


Dried or fresh, delicious apricots are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, and are a fantastic source of fiber, potassium, and Vitamins A and C.

Serving Size: 1 cup sliced apricots

Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips w/Sea Salt

These tropical delights are made with sustainable, non-hydrogenated Palm Oil, which is rich in antioxidants. An all natural sea salt finish sets off the sweet notes in the plantain.

Serving Size: 1 bag

Asian Pear

Try this to give your midday snack an eastern flair. Packed with fiber, Vitamins C and K, and carbs for energy.

Serving Size: 1 pear

Avocado and Salsa on Ezekiel Toast

Ezekiel sprouted bread uses a unique combination of 6 grains and legumes that are easier to digest, increase mineral absorption, and contain increased antioxidants. Pair it with avocado and fresh salsa for healthy fats and energy.

Ingredients: 1/4 medium avocado
1 slice sprouted bread
2 tablespoons salsa

How to prepare: Toast bread and top with sliced or mashed avocado and salsa

Avocado Egg Salad topped Ezekiel Toast

Ezekiel sprouted bread is as efficient a source of complete protein as there is. Pair it with egg salad for a tasty protein-packed powerhouse.

Ingredients: 1/4 avocado mashed
1 large hardboiled egg (chopped)

How to prepare: Mix together avocado and egg with a dash of salt and pepper to taste on top of a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread

Baked Apple Chips

Serving Size: 1 slice

Reach for low calorie baked apple chips instead of greasy potato chips. Packed with carbs, heart-friendly fiber, and potassium.

Ingredients: 3 large Red Delicious apples, cored
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar


1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the apples as thin as possible.
3. Lay apple slices on parchment paper, making sure not to overlap them, sprinkle mix of cinnamon and sugar onto the sliced apples.
4. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Then flip apples, add cinnamon to the other side & bake for another 40-50 minutes. They should look shriveled up a bit,  and the plain apples get a little golden brown. They should feel pretty dry to the touch.
5. Remove from oven and let ‘chips’ cool completely before transferring to a sealed container for up to 3 days, but these are best eaten within a couple hours of removing from the oven.

Caprese Salad

This colorful, refreshing salad serves up 6 grams of protein and all the benefits that tomatoes provide – like a hearty dose of Vitamin C.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 Roma tomato medium
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 oz Mozzarella
2 1/2 leaves (2 g) fresh basil

How to prepare: Slice tomato and mozzarella and layer with basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and oil.

Cottage Cheese topped with Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado Salad

This refreshing, easy to make concoction delivers protein, healthy fats, and tons of essential vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup (not packed) cottage cheese – lowfat 2% milkfat
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 dash salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
1/2 cup English seedless cucumber (chopped)
1/2 small avocado (cubed)
2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)

How to prepare: Mix together chopped cucumber, halved tomatoes, avocado, lemon juice, cilantro, garlic and salt and pepper and use to top cottage cheese.

Fruit and Cheese Mini Kabobs

A fun way to combine dietary fiber, protein, and tons of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients: 1 (6 ounce) package blueberries
1 (6 ounce) package raspberries
1 (8 ounce) package colby jack cheese cubes
40 toothpicks

Makes 40 mini kabobs


  • 1 (6 ounce) package blueberries
  • 1 (6 ounce) package raspberries
  • 1 (8 ounce) package colby jack cheese cubes
  • 40 toothpicks


  1. Place one blueberry, one cheese cube, and one raspberry on each toothpick. Place on tray in any order you like.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Peach Melba Ice Pops

Cool down with this low-cal, fruity treat.

TOTAL TIME:hours 20 mins
1 c. plus 2 tbsp. full-fat vanilla yogurt
1/8 tsp. pure almond extract
1 c. raspberries, thawed if frozen
1 1/2 c. peeled peach chunks (from about 2 ripe peaches or thawed if frozen)
  1. In a bowl, combine yogurt and almond extract. In a blender, puree raspberries until smooth; transfer to a bowl. Clean the blender and puree peaches until smooth.
  2. Layer raspberries, peaches, and yogurt in six 2.5-oz ice pop molds; repeat until each mold is full. Insert craft sticks and freeze until set, at least 4 hours or up to 1 week.

What you’ll need: Popsicle molds ($8, amazon.com)

Peanut Butter Banana Freeze Bites

Slice 1 banana and spread 1 Tsp natural peanut butter on each side. Sandwich together, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for 4 hours. These are sure to satisfy sugar cravings after dinner.

Baked Parmesan Eggplant Fries

Heat your oven to 450° F. In a bowl, combine 1 cup whole-wheat panko bread crumbs + 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan + ½ Tsp garlic powder + 1¼ Tsp Kosher salt + ½ Tsp black pepper + 1 Tbsp olive oil. Cut 1 medium eggplant into 3-in.-long sticks (about ½-in. thick). Coat the sticks in ½ cup whole-wheat flour, then 3 large beaten egg whites (let the excess drip off), then the panko mixture, pressing gently to adhere. Transfer to nonstick foil-lined baking sheets and bake until golden brown and tender, about 20 minutes.

What you’ll need: Garlic powder ($7, amazon.com)

Healthy Banana Milkshake

In a blender, purée ½ avocado + 1 frozen ripe banana + 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Pour into 2 glasses.

Cucumber Tea Sandwich

Bring your sandwich game to the next level with this recipe. Toast 1 slice of 100% whole-grain bread. Top with 2 Tbsp hummus + thinly sliced cucumbers and cut into 4 triangles.

Pear & Walnut Salad

According to WebMD, walnuts are one of the best nuts for your heart health, because they can lower cholesterol, reduce oxidative stress, and decrease inflammation.

TOTAL TIME:hours 15 mins
1/2 c. walnuts
1 tsp. apple pie spice
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
stalks celery
1Bartlett pear
bulb fennel
scallion (all thinly sliced)
small bunches arugula (thick stems discarded)
  1. On a baking sheet, toss ½ cup walnuts with 1 tsp apple pie spice and roast at 400°F until fragrant, 10 minutes and roughly chop.
  2.  In a large bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp each lemon juice and olive oil, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper.
  3. Add 2 stalks celery, 1 Bartlett pear, 1 bulb fennel, and 1 scallion (all thinly sliced) and toss to combine.
  4. Just before serving, toss 2 small bunches arugula (thick stems discarded) with pear mixture and serve with spiced nuts.
Ratatouille Salad

There’s nothing boring about this salad that features fresh mozzarella, grilled pepper, eggplant, and zucchini.

TOTAL TIME:hours 20 mins
red pepper, quartered
small eggplant (about 12 oz.), sliced into 1/4″-thick rounds
medium zucchini (about 6 oz.), sliced lengthwise into 1/4″-thick strips
small summer squash (about 6 oz.), sliced lengthwise into 1/4″-thick strips
1 lb. Campari or plum tomatoes, halved
2 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. fresh basil, leaves torn
4 c. baby arugula
large thick slices sourdough or country bread
clove garlic, halved
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, torn
  1. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill until lightly charred and tender, 3 to 4 minutes per side for the pepper, eggplant, zucchini, and squash, and 1 to 2 minutes on the cut side only for the tomatoes. Transfer the eggplant and tomatoes back to the bowl and the rest of the vegetables to a cutting board.
  3. Slice the peppers, zucchini, and squash and add to the bowl. Gently toss with the vinegar, basil, and arugula.
  4. Brush the bread slices with remaining tablespoon oil and grill until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes per side, then rub both sides with the cut side of the garlic clove.
  5. Cut each slice of bread in half and transfer to plates. Spoon the salad and any juices over the bread, then top with the mozzarella.
Roasted Chicken and Garlic Potatoes with Red Pepper Relish

Swap chicken fingers and French fries for roasted chicken and potatoes.

TOTAL TIME:hours 30 mins
1 1/2 lb.golden new potatoes (about 24), halved
4 tbsp. olive oil

cloves garlic (2 cloves smashed)

Kosher salt and pepper

6-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 c. roasted red peppers, drained and cut into ¼-in. pieces
scallions, finely chopped
1/3 c. roasted almonds, chopped
3 tbsp. sherry vinegar
2 tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with 2 Tbsp oil. Press 2 cloves garlic over top, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt, and toss to combine. Roast 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet on medium-high. Season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper. Add 1 Tbsp oil to skillet, then add chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes.
  3. Turn chicken over, add smashed garlic to skillet, and cook 1 minute more. Transfer skillet to oven along with potatoes and roast until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are golden brown and tender, 6 to 8 minutes more; transfer chicken and garlic to a cutting board.

4. While chicken cooks, in a bowl, combine peppers, almonds, scallions, vinegar, remaining Tbsp oil, and 1/4 tsp salt. Chop smashed garlic, add to pepper mixture along with parsley, and mix to combine. Serve with chicken and potatoes.

Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey

Deceptively easy to prepare, these baked delights contain carbs, protein, and fiber, perfect for when you need a burst of energy to get through the day.

Ingredients: 2 large ripe pears
1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
(optional) yogurt or frozen yogurt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Cut the pears in half and place on a baking sheet (I cut a sliver off the other end so they sat upright).
  3. Using a measuring spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon, top with walnuts and drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey over each one.
  5. Bake in the oven 30 minutes. Remove, let cool and enjoy!
Fish Chowder Sheet Pan Bake

The bacon and potatoes mixture gives this fresh, heart-healthy cod dish additional smoky flavor.

PREP TIME:hours 15 mins
COOK TIME:hours 15 mins
TOTAL TIME:hours 30 mins
1 lb. small yellow potatoes (about 16), halved lengthwise
small red onions, cut into 1⁄2-inch-thick wedges
slices bacon, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/4 c. panko breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. Thyme leaves
6-ounce pieces cod fillet (at least 1-inch thick)
black pepper
  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Pile potatoes and onions in the center of a rimmed baking sheet and place bacon on top. Roast for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl,combine mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon zest. In a second small bowl, combine panko with oil, then fold in thyme. Season fish with 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper, then spread with mayonnaise mixture and sprinkle with panko.
  3. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 425°F. Toss potatoes and onion mixture together, then spread in an even layer, arranging potatoes cut side down.
  4. Nestle fish pieces among vegetables and roast until fish is opaque throughout and potatoes are golden brown and tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
Turkey Burgers and Slaw with Sweet Potato Chips

Packed with good-for-you spices, these turkey patties, topped with a sweet and crunchy apple and cabbage slaw, are a healthy alternative to red meat.

What you’ll need: Instant-read thermometer ($27, amazon.com)
TOTAL TIME:hours 35 mins
3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
Kosher salt and pepper
8 oz. savoy cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
Granny Smith apple, cut into matchsticks
jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
4 c. sweet potato chips
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. Sriracha
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp. chili paste (like sambal oelek)
1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 lb. ground turkey
2 tbsp. olive oil, for skillet
buns, split and lightly toasted
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, honey, and a pinch each salt and pepper. Add the cabbage, apple, and jalapeño and toss to coat. Let sit, tossing occasionally, until ready to serve.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and spread the potato chips in an even layer. Bake just until warm (this releases the oils and helps the spice stick), about 5 minutes. Toss with the paprika.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl,whisk together the mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lemon juice; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the chili paste, soy sauce, and ginger; stir in the onion, then add the turkey and mix to combine. Form the mixture into four 3⁄4-inch-thick patties.
  5. Heat a grill, or the oil in a large cast-iron skillet, to medium-high heat. Grill or cook the burgers until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F, 7 to 8 minutes per side on the grill or 4 to 5 minutes per side in the skillet.
  6. Spread the buns with a touch of the Sriracha mayonnaise, then top with the burgers and slaw. Serve with the potato chips and remaining mayonnaise.
Shrimp and Garlicky Tomatoes with Kale Couscous
What you’ll need: Foil ($10, amazon.com)

Go Mediterranean with these easy shrimp foil packets.

PREP TIME:hours 10 mins
TOTAL TIME:hours 25 mins
1 c. couscous
(5-oz.) package baby kale
1 lb. small cocktail or Campari tomatoes, quartered
large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
20 large peeled and deveined shrimp
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F or an outdoor grill to medium-high. Tear off four 12″ squares of foil and arrange on two baking sheets. In a small bowl, combine the couscous with 1/2 cup water.
  2. Divide the kale among the pieces of foil. Top with the couscous, then the tomatoes, garlic and shrimp. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Cover with another piece of foil and fold each edge up and over three times. Roast or grill (covered) for 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer each packet to a plate. Using scissors or a knife, cut an “X” in the center and fold back the triangles.
Pesto Salmon Burgers with Asparagus and Tomato Salad

Cook from frozen at 425 degrees F until warm and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Plus, salmon contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

You can make this dish ahead of time! Form patties and freeze for up to 1 month. Cook from frozen at 425 degrees F until warm and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.

PREP TIME:hours 20 mins
TOTAL TIME:hours 25 mins
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 tbsp. olive oil
kosher salt
1 1/4 lb. skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
scallions, thinly sliced
rolls, split and toasted
4 tbsp. prepared pesto
2 c. mixed greens
1 lb. small tomatoes (such as cocktail, Campari, or plum), quartered
1/4 c. small fresh mint leaves
  1. Heat broiler. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Broil until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the salmon in a food processor and pulse 4 to 5 minutes just until coarsely chopped (it should still be somewhat chunky). Add half the scallions and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and pulse 2 times to combine. Form the mixture into four 3/4-inch thick patties.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat and cook the patties, turning once (do not press or flatten), until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to rolls and top with pesto and greens.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, asparagus, remaining scallions, remaining tablespoon of oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; fold in the mint. Serve with the salmon burger.
Corn, Zucchini and Jalapeno Spaghetti with Parmesan Crumbs

Zesty lemon and olive oil add freshness to this high-carb dish.

PREP TIME:hours 25 mins
TOTAL TIME:hours 25 mins
slices bread
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. grated Parmesan
12 oz. spaghetti
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 oz. thick-cut smoked bacon (about 3 slices), cut into 1/4-in. pieces
small zucchini, cut into 1/2-in. pieces
jalapenos, thinly sliced (seeded for less heat, if desired)
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
kosher salt
black pepper
1 1/2 c. frozen or fresh corn kernels (thawed, if frozen)
1/2 c. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. While the water comes to a boil, make the Parmesan crumbs. In a food processor, pulse the bread to form small crumbs. Transfer to a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss to combine, then toss with the Parmesan. Roast until the crumbs are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Once the water comes to a boil, cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 3/4 cup cooking liquid, drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Toss with the lemon zest and juice and 1/4 cup reserved pasta water (adding more if the spaghetti seems dry).
  4. While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Wipe out the skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the remaining tablespoon oil, then the zucchini and cook, tossing occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the jalapenos, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Reduce heat to medium, add the corn and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Toss with the pasta. Toss parmesan crumbs with the parsley and bacon and serve over the pasta.
Grilled Chicken Caprese

Chicken is a great way to add filling protein to a Caprese salad.

Adding chicken is a great way to turn a Caprese salad into a full-blown meal.

PREP TIME:hours 20 mins
TOTAL TIME:hours 20 mins
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
3 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. olive oil
kosher salt
black pepper
small shallot, finely chopped
1 c. corn kernels (from 1 large ear, or frozen and thawed)
1 pt. mixed-color grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
6-oz. boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
2 lb. mixed-color medium and large tomatoes, sliced
1/4 c. small fresh basil leaves
  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Clean the grill and lightly oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, 3 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; stir in the shallot. Add the corn and grape tomatoes and toss to combine; set aside.
  2. Rub the chicken with the remaining 2 teaspoon olive oil, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and grill until just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  3. Arrange the chicken, sliced tomatoes and mozzarella on a platter. Spoon the corn mixture and any juices from the bowl over the top, then sprinkle with the basil.
Five-Ingredient Go-to Green Smoothie
“It contains a good dose of healthy fats, quality protein, and fiber to keep your cravings at bay and energy high — both of which are key components of achieving desired weight loss.”

Five-Ingredient Go-To Green Smoothie

This is our go-to green smoothie with only five ingredients and packed with nutrients. Kick-start your day with this creamy, go-to green smoothie.

Green smoothie in a Mason Jar
  • 1-1/2 cups ice
  • 1 medium banana, fresh or frozen (may sub 1 cup fruit of choices such as green apple, frozen pineapple, or mango)
  • 2 handfuls of spinach or greens of choice
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 ½-2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 scoops protein powder of choice
  • Optional – 1 Tbsp. MCT Oil
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy and no chunks remain.
  3. Serve and enjoy (or store in a mason jar with lid for up to 24 hours in the fridge).
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 Premier Protein Chocolate Ready-Made-Shake+ 1/4 frozen ripe banana, cut into chunks + 1/2 cup frozen unsweetened dark sweet cherries + small handful fresh spinach + 2 teaspoons cocoa powder + 1/4 teaspoon almond extract + 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Ingredients: ¾ cup of unsweetened almond milk + 1 cup raspberries + ½ banana + 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 1/2 avocado + large handful of spinach + ice for thickness

Blueberry Muffin Batter Smoothie

Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsweetened nut milk + 1/2 cup frozen blueberries + 2 Tbsp oats + 1 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cashew butter + 1 tsp vanilla extract + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blueberries are also a smart choice, as they’re an excellent source of antioxidants to fight inflammation, which helps keep your weight loss goals in action.

Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt + 1 cup frozen blueberries + 1 Tbsp ground chia seeds + ½ cup ice

The protein in the Greek yogurt helps curb your appetite and keeps you from overeating, the berries provide antioxidants, [and] the chia seeds contribute omega-3 fatty acids and fiber to help you fight inflammation and feel full.”
Banana and Cinnamon Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + ½ cup oats + 1 banana + 1 Tbsp peanut butter + ½ Tsp cinnamon + a drizzle of honey (optional)

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, B6, vitamin C, and fiber, and cinnamon contains polyphenols (powerful antioxidants) that boost metabolism and help regulate blood sugar.”
Kale Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup kale + 1/2 medium banana + 1/2 cup pineapple + 1/2 cup nonfat milk or unsweetened soy milk + 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt + 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Tropical Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup carrots, chopped, skin on + 1 cup frozen mango + 1 cup frozen pineapple + 1 cup frozen strawberries + 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt + 1/2 cup nonfat milk or unsweetened soy milk + 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Chlorophyll Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries + ½ cup 100% orange juice + ½ cup Greek yogurt + ¼ cup ice (optional) + 2 teaspoons Swisse Chlorophyll Mixed Berry

”Chronic inflammation in the body can increase stress hormones, [which are] the same hormones that store fat versus burn it. By increasing your intake of antioxidants, you can help to cool off inflammation and help your body burn fat more effectively.”

Strawberry Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen strawberries + 2 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped + ¾ cup skim milk + 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 1 tsp ground ginger + 4 ice cubes

Foods that are high on the GI cause your blood sugar to spike, which can up your cravings for sugary foods.

Grilled Squash Garlic Bread
TOTAL TIME:hours 30 mins
small zucchini
summer squash
3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
bunch scallions
large ciabatta bread (10 in. by 7 in.)
large clove garlic
1/2 c. ricotta
1/2 lemon
  1. Cut zucchini and summer squash lengthwise ¼ inches thick. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill over medium-high until charred and just tender, 3 minutes per side. Toss scallions with 1 teaspoon olive oil and grill, turning occasionally, until just tender; transfer to a board and cut into pieces.
  2. Split ciabatta bread and grill until toasted, 1 minute per side, then rub each cut side with 1 large clove garlic and brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  3. Spread ricotta on each half, then top with zucchini, squash, and scallions. Zest lemon on top and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Blueberry Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Muffins

This low calorie, low-glycemic snack combines the protein power of greek yogurt with the antioxidants of blueberries.

Ingredients: 1 cup + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

How to prepare: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and either grease a muffin pan or line with 12 silicone liners.

Combine 1 cup flour, oats, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, honey, milk, and vanilla until well combined.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined.

Toss the blueberries in the remaining flour and then carefully fold them into the batter.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling to the top.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are firm and just starting to turn golden. A toothpick should come out clean.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

It’s a superfood for a reason – sweet potatoes are choc full of potassium, protein, and fiber. Bake them for a light, crispy treat.

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
1/3 cup olive oil
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
– This simple 3-ingredient recipe makes a fabulous healthy snack and side dish

Banana, Peanut Butter, and Honey Roll-Ups

This protein-packed recipe will curb your craving for sweets and keep you fuller, longer.

Ingredients: 1 Flatout Flatbread
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 banana
1/2 tablespoon honey


Spread peanut butter on flatbread. Slice one banana and spread evenly over the flatbread. Then, drizzle the honey on top. Roll up. Cut in half.

Frozen Yogurt Bark


  • SERVES 24
  • 32-oz. carton plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey or 2 Tbsp. agave syrup
  • tsp. vanilla or 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup filling(s), such as chopped dark chocolate, berries, and/ or nuts
  • 2 cups topper(s), such as chopped dark chocolate, berries, and/ or nuts such as toasted raw chip coconut, nuts, or seeds; fruit; and/or cacao nibs
  1. Line two large baking sheets or trays with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Stir in filling(s).

  2. Divide yogurt mixture between prepared baking sheets, spreading into rectangles. Sprinkle with topper(s).
  3. Freeze 2 to 4 hours or until firm. To serve, break bark into 24 irregular pieces. Store in freezer.

Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

These gluten-free pancakes are packed with protein and fiber for a breakfast that will power you through the morning. You can change up the fruit and nuts for the garnish however you like.

  • SERVES 4 ACTIVE  TIME20 min.  TOTAL TIME 20 min.
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup, divided
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup egg whites OR 6 large egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter powder
  • medium banana
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • oranges, sectioned
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt and 1 Tbsp maple syrup; refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Preheat oven to 200°F.
  3. Combine oats, hemp seeds and baking powder in a blender or food processor. Blend until mixture resembles a fine powder. Add egg whites, peanut butter powder, remaining 1 Tbsp maple syrup and banana; blend until smooth.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high; spray with cooking spray. Ladle about ¼ cup batter per pancake into skillet. Cover and cook 45-60 seconds. Uncover, flip, cover and cook 30-45 seconds. Transfer pancakes to a plate; keep warm in an oven. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve pancakes topped with yogurt mixture, oranges, and walnuts.
Serves 4.

Simple Asian Salmon

  • 5 6- to 7-ounce salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (spicy or regular, your call)

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.  You will be very happy that you did.  Spray it with nonstick baking spray and place the salmon pieces on the sheet, not touching.

2. In a small bowl or container combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil.  Pour the marinade over the salmon pieces, making sure the sides are coated.  Let sit for 15 minutes, then roast for 10 to 12 minutes, until the outside has a nice glazed look and the fish is cooked to your liking.  Serve hot.

Trail mix

A small handful of trail mix is one of my favorite snacks that won’t spoil my appetite for my next meal.”

Make it: Combine equal parts unsweetened dried fruit and unsalted roasted nuts (sorry, no M&Ms this time). Reach for a quarter cup of the mixture when you need a boost.

Yogurt with nuts and berries

A small handful of berries or another chopped fruit will add texture and sweetness, plus filling fiber. It might sound basic, but it’s a classic snack for a reason.

Make it: Combine 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, and 1/2 cup berries in a bowl.

Sliced tomato with a sprinkle of feta and olive oil

 Tomatoes pack umami flavor, while feta adds tang and a little bit of salt.

Make it: Slice 1 medium tomato (or slice up 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes), and top with 1 ounce feta and 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Baby carrots with ‘everything’ hummus

Carrots and hummus are a great snack as-is, but adding a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning (like this version from Trader Joe’s!) will make your taste buds extra happy.

Make it: Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of everything bagel seasoning on top of 1/4 cup of regular hummus. Eat with 1 cup of baby carrots.

‘Banana split’

A healthy version of the classic dessert by having a banana, then topping it with yogurt and nuts. It’s a delicious combo of carbs, protein, and healthy fat—more importantly, it’s super-fun to eat.

Make it: Slice a small banana in half vertically. Top the open banana face with 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts.

Loaded Nachos

What you’ll need:

6 oz. tortilla chips
1 cup refried beans
1 cup Lightlife Smart Ground
1/3 cup black beans
1/2 cup corn
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup pepper jack cheese
4 jalapenos, sliced
1 1/2 cup pico de gallo
1/4 cup green onion, sliced

How to make it:

Heat oven to 400F°. Place half of the chips on bottom of the pan, layer with refried beans, Lightlife Smart Ground, black beans, corn, cheese, and jalapeños; repeat.

Transfer pan to oven and bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with pico de gallo, green onions and cilantro.

Easy Veggie Wrap
What you’ll need:

2 large spinach tortillas
1 head green leafy lettuce, washed
1 pack Lightlife White Bean and Kale deli meat slices
1 large tomato sliced
1/2 ripe avocado, sliced 1 pack green sprouts
1 pinch salt and black pepper
Ranch dressing or your favorite salad dressing

How to make it:

Lay some lettuce in a line in the center of each wrap.

Divide the deli meat among the two wraps and set on top of the lettuce.

Slice the tomato into 4 slices and then cut each slice in half.

Lay the tomato slices on top of the meat.

Add some avocado slices.

Garnish with some of the sprouts and drizzle some of the dressing over the top.

Fold in each side of the wrap about 1 inch and then roll up tightly into a tube shape.

Slice in half and serve with potato chips.

Hearty Nachos

  • 8 corn tortillas


  • ½ cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for at least 10 minutes and drained
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 roasted red pepper (from the jar), roughly chopped (½ cup)
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tamari sauce (or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup water



  • 1 (16-ounce) can oil-free refried beans or canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1½ teaspoons chili powder


GARNISHES (optional)

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup prepared salsa
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (parsley or lettuce can substitute)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the tortillas into bite-size triangles. Place tortilla triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until crisp.
  2. In a blender, combine cashews, tahini, roasted red pepper, nutritional yeast, tamari, lemon zest and juice, cayenne, and water. Blend on high until smooth, and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the beans, salsa, and chili powder, and stir gently. Once the beans are smooth warmed through, turn off heat.
  4. To assemble nachos-style: Place the baked chips on a platter, then top each with some of the beans and cheese sauce. Garnish with avocado, salsa, and cilantro. To assemble as a layered dip: Layer the cheese sauce over the bean mixture in a shallow bowl or baking dish, and garnish with avocado, salsa, and cilantro. Serve with the baked tortilla chips for dipping.

 Plant-Powered Nachos

2 sweetpotoes sliced into 1/8 -inch

1 cup canned black beans, drained

2Tbsp avocado oil

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 ripe tomato, diced

1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced

1/4 cup black olives, sliced

1/4 scallions thinly sliced

1/2 fresh cilantro chopped

Preheat oven to 450 F .Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, toss sweet potatoes with oil and arrange in an even layer on baking sheet. Sweet potato rounds with  (overlap.) In a small bowl, combine cumin, paprika chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Bakes 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and can easily be pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Remove pan from oven and top potatoes evenly with black beans, tomato, jalapeno, olives, and scallions. Bake 7 minutes, or until toppings are warms. Sprinkles with cilantro Serves 2