Q: Have you heard anything about the movie “Dark Places,” which was scheduled to be released in June? I read the book by Gillian Flynn, which was terrific, and I saw that it was going to be made into a major motion picture with Charlize Theron and Corey Stoll. Do you know when will it be released?
Q: I am a reality-TV junkie and got totally hooked on “Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block.” Will they be filming another season?
-Jennie T., via Facebook
The Pop original series, which premiered earlier this year, will return for a second season. All five members of NKOTB -- Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight -- will once again jump on board their wildly popular, sold-out fan cruise, which sets sail this month from Miami to Grand Turk,
-- Kathleen O., via email
I, too, loved the Gillian Flynn book and, like you, was excited to see the film. It was released in August in select theaters, and via DirecTV and video on demand. It never quite got wide release and just kind of faded into the background. Along with that, critics and audiences alike weren’t too kind to it, although I wouldn’t mind seeing it to judge for myself. If you want to watch it now, you can stream it on Amazon and other instant-video outlets, or you can wait until Oct. 6 to buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.
Says Donnie, who also stars in the CBS police series “Bluebloods”: “We are excited for season two of ‘Rock This Boat,’ which will shine a light on our band’s amazing, unsurpassed relationship with our fans -- the best fans in the history of music. We are also excited to show the millions of fans who cannot attend our cruises just how awesome the NKOTB and Blockhead relationship is, as we turn the cameras around on ourselves this time!”
The first season of the series (of which Wahlberg is the executive producer) told the personal stories and long-awaited journeys of NKOTB’s most devoted fans with limited backstage footage. However, in the second season, the eight-episode series will turn its focus directly on the band, giving fans unprecedented access to the entire NKOTB experience. Cameras will be placed inside each band member’s cabin, as well as backstage to capture their real interactions, banter and private moments.
Q: What happened to the TV show “Mr. Robinson.” It was very funny, but just disappeared. I really liked it.
-- Mary B., via email
The NBC sitcom, which starred Craig Robinson (“The Office”) as a middleschool teacher and parttime musician, was canceled in September after airing its six episodes. It was generally derided by both critics and audiences, and never quite got the liftoff it hoped for. The show also featured Peri Gilpin (“Frasier”), Spencer Grammer (who is Kelsey Grammer’s real-life daughter), Ben Koldyke, Brandon T. Jackson and Amandla Stenberg.
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