itemprop=”headline name”>How Old Is Drake?
Sep 17, 2021 10:58 am2021-09-17T10:58:37-05:00
backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
With his sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy,re-introduces himself in a way that seems all too familiar. Regardless of the record’s mixed critical reception, the Canadian rapper proves yet again that he is still a force to be reckoned with. In a way, he’s become more myth than man, which tends to cause his public image to be a bit hazy at times. Let’s shed some light on the international music superstar.
Born Aubrey Drake Graham, the performer and entrepreneur seems to be everywhere at once. Being a part of the entertainment industry for over twenty years is no easy task and might cause you to wonder: how old is this guy?
The Toronto native is currently 34 years old, and with a birthday coming up next month, he’ll soon be 35. Drake is also the father of a 3-year-old, so it’s safe to say the formerstar is officially all grown up.
Here’s the proud father talking about his son Adonis on Lebron James’s show The Shop:
It’s not just Drake’s age that gets brought into question; many fans also wonder how tall he is. For years fans have speculated that the star might even wear lifts while out in public. Remember, in the rap game, image is everything.
Contrary to his record-shattering accolades or larger-than-life persona, Drake doesn’t stand at a towering 12 feet tall. The Grammy winner is actually a solid 6 feet tall. Regardless of his age or physicality, Drake has been a part of popular culture for longer than many of his fans have been alive, and that’s cause for celebration.
To quote the man himself:
itemprop=”headline name”>Ryan Reynolds Has The #1 Movie On Netflix Today
Sep 17, 2021 10:50 am2021-09-17T10:50:38-05:00
Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds are two of the most popular stars in the business, each boasting a strong track record at the box office when it comes to the action genre. Take the pair of them, throw them together in a classic two-hander burdened with a blockbuster budget, and the results are… perfectly acceptable.
had two A-list megastars facing off in a high concept tale of subterfuge, espionage and double-crosses, but it always felt as though the movie was lacking that one spark that could ignite it into life and elevate things above mediocrity. It’s a decent enough effort, but it could have been so much more.
$208 million at the box office and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 52% is about as average as it gets for an $85 million studio effort, and it’s no coincidence that the narrative sags noticeably when Washington and Reynolds aren’t stuck together, trading barbs and bickering while on the run from the shady forces looking to take them both out.
The characters are archetypal and the plot painfully predictable, but there are definitely many worse ways to whittle away a couple of hours than watching Safe House. Netflix subscribers clearly agree, too, as the South Africa-set spy story is currently the most popular title on the platform in the United States, according to.
itemprop=”headline name”>21 Movies Hit VOD This Weekend, Including Nicolas Cage’s Latest
Sep 17, 2021 10:41 am2021-09-17T11:01:07-05:00
Every Friday, a bevvy of new titles arrive on VOD looking to convince customers to tear their eyes away from whatever streaming service is occupying their time and focus their attention somewhere else for a change. Typically, the majority of them are the standard bargain-basement genre titles, but this week brings one of 2021’s most insane movies.
Of course, it involves Nicolas Cage, held in high regard as the industry’s premier purveyor of bug-eyed mania. There’s plenty of that in Prisoners of the Ghostland, which could generously be described as a samurai-influenced revisionist Western with elements of the supernatural thriller thrown in for good measure.
It’s been called the craziest film of Cage’s career, and while that’s a term that gets thrown around an awful lot these days,. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though, and there are another 20 features on today’s list of debutants, which you can check out in their entirety below as per .
- The Forever Purge
- The Nowhere Inn
- Prisoners Of The Ghostland
- Best Sellers
- Lady Usher
- Shelter In Place
- Skinwalker: The Howl of the Rougarou
- Last Night In Rozzie
- I Am Not Alone
- Lady Of The Manor
- The Human Factor
- Suicide Squad
- Giddy Stratospheres
- Another Girl
- Sweet Autumn
- The River
- Dating & New York
- Fish & Men
- Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man In the Waters
- Secrets In The Water
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The Forever Purge was touted as the final installment in the franchise,. Together is another pandemic-inspired drama, something a lot of folks grew tired of a long time ago, but leading man James McAvoy is always worth a watch in the right project.
itemprop=”headline name”>An Awesome Jason Statham Movie Is Blowing Up On Netflix
Sep 17, 2021 10:29 am2021-09-17T10:29:50-05:00
Jason Statham has plenty of sequels lined up in the near future, but longtime fans of the actor won’t be getting the one they crave above all else; namely, a third installment in the dementedfranchise.
Based on the post-credits scene of Fast & Furious 9, Statham’s Deckard Shaw will be back for the tenth and/or eleventh entries of the series, while Dwayne Johnson remains committed to another Hobbs & Shaw. On top of that, the action star was recently confirmed for the next Expendables movie, whilein Australia early next year.
It has been fifteen years since Crank and twelve since the even more batsh*t High Voltage, but it sadly looks as though we won’t be seeing Chev Chelios again., the adrenaline-fueled opener is now back among the most-watched titles on Netflix as per , having rocketed to thirteenth position.
Poisoned by a crime lord in an act of revenge, Chev is running out of time to live, but he keeps his body going by powering himself up with whatever and whoever he can find, whether it’s rubbing up against an old lady at the racetrack or using a defibrillator on himself while careering around in a hospital gown with an erection. As mentioned earlier, Crank isn’t for everyone; but if you’re in, then you’re all-in.
itemprop=”headline name”>Sigourney Weaver Wants Avatar 2 Playing In Packed Theaters
Sep 17, 2021 10:26 am2021-09-17T10:26:56-05:00
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans weren’t best pleased when the Chinese re-release ofmanaged to dislodge Avengers: Endgame to , but you can guarantee James Cameron was rubbing his hands in delight, having previously claimed the Na’vi were only knocked off the top spot due to a rounding error.
Fifteen months from now, and thirteen years after the first installment,will finally hit theaters. Or at least, that’s the current plan and has been for a while, even though Avatar 2 was initially announced for 2014.
A lot of insiders and analysts are already confident that it won’t come close to matching the record-breaking performance of its predecessor, but Cameron has been written off more than once during his career and always ended up having the last laugh when the dust settled.
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In a new interview with, Sigourney Weaver hoped that theaters would be back to operating at full capacity by the time Avatar 2 rolls around in December 2022, because it deserves to be seen by as many people as possible in packed houses around the world.
“I have seen stuff. And all I can tell you is that everything he’s allowed to be in print is true. There’s going to be a lot of underwater and luckily it’s not coming out until 2022 Christmas. By which time I think we will all really be able to jam the theaters. Because that is going to be a theater experience. And so he’s busy working on it. He’s terribly excited. The stories are amazing. And of course all the effects and the world and everything. It was just a joy to do.”
Avatar‘s reputation has taken a bashing over the last decade, but if anyone can lure audiences into their local multiplex with the sequel to a movie that’s star has only faded over time, it’s James Cameron. We might even see some footage in the next few months with, although production remains underway on chapters 3 and 4 as part of a mammoth production that began all the way back in August 2017.
itemprop=”headline name”>Zack Snyder’s Justice League Dominates Home Video Sales Chart
Sep 17, 2021 10:22 am2021-09-17T10:22:12-05:00
Just when the Warner Bros. boardroom thought they’d seen the last of fan campaigns to follow in the wake of Zack Snyder’s, along comes the home video release to reignite the fervor all over again. The day the four-hour epic became available to purchase in physical form, for the former HBO Max exclusive.
There have even been rumors that, but even if that is true, it hasn’t made a dent in the sales figures. According to , the Snyder Cut has been outselling The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It by a five-to-one ratio, with the three-movie SnyderVerse box set additionally managing to crack the Top 20.
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It’s yet another win for the filmmaker’s original version of Justice League, which was years in the making to begin with. Once the mythical extended cut of the superhero blockbuster became a reality, it went on to spend months at the forefront of the cultural conversation, all while WB disregarded the film as official canon.
Huge HBO Max viewership numbers and even bigger home video sales still won’t change the studio’s mind, though, at least for the time being. Nonetheless, Zack Snyder’s Justice League continues to prove itself as one of 2021’s marquee titles, regardless of genre or release model,
itemprop=”headline name”>Margot Robbie Reportedly Wants To Join Marvel’s X-Men
Sep 17, 2021 10:18 am2021-09-17T10:18:27-05:00
It’s hard to imagine the role of Harley Quinn played by anyone other than. The charisma, charm (with just enough sarcasm), and complexity of the character are handled perfectly by Robbie when it comes to bringing Quinn to life. In Suicide Squad, Birds Of Prey, and The Suicide Squad — you always rooted for her character.
You wanted Quinn to overcome heartbreak, to survive the ‘suicide missions,’ to come out the other side a little wiser, albeit with a few more scars. Quinn is more than a love-sick villain, and Robbie gives her space to explore that.
Of course, the same truth is evident for each role Robbie takes on. From her role in The Wolf of Wall Street and her portrayal of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya to the adorable Flopsy Rabbit and Jane Porter in Peter Rabbit and The Legend of Tarzan, respectively, she can take on any film and bring her flair and talent to it.
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While she’s cemented her spot as Harley Quinn in the DC realm,reports today that Robbie might have her eyes set on a role within the Marvel Universe.
Specifically, they say Robbie loves the X-Men and would jump at the chance to portray one of its members. Without other details, the idea is all that has been discussed right now, but with her drive and dedication to her craft, the MCU would be lucky to have her in its realm.
There have long beenimagining Robbie as different characters within the X-Men universe. From Emma Frost to Jean Gray and even characters outside the X-Men but still within the MCU, like Dazzler or Sue Storm — fans want to welcome her to the MCU as much as she’d like to be there.
Would you like to see Robbie join the MCU? Which X-Men character do you think she’d take on the best? Let us know in the usual place below!
itemprop=”headline name”>Hocus Pocus 2 Set Photos Offer First Look At Return To Salem
Sep 17, 2021 10:07 am2021-09-17T10:07:22-05:00
After just shy of 30 years, the Sanderson sisters are coming back to screens next fall for, a follow-up to the enduring Halloween favorite. 1993’s Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as Winifred, Mary and Sarah, three resurrected witches who sought to feast on the souls of children to stay young. The good news is the trio is set to reprise their roles in the sequel, which is just about to start production.
The first photos from the set in Lincoln, Rhode Island, have now emerged online, revealing construction on what will become a 1600s-style town. This is likely a recreation of the old-timey Salem, which was previously revisited in the opening of the first film, suggesting that the sequel could contain more flashbacks to the Sandersons’ origins.
Took a stroll through Chase Farms in Lincoln, where they’re reportedly in the process of building the set for the filming of Hocus Pocus 2!
— Ryan Welch (@RyanWelchPhotog)
As revealed in a town council meeting (via), this set is due to take 10 days to fully construct but will only be used for just two days of filming before it will be destroyed in a “controlled fire”. Does this mean the witches burn the place down in the movie?
Whatever the case, production will then remain in Rhode Island for the duration of the shoot, with the town doubling up for present-day Salem, Massachusetts. Hopefully, we might get a glimpse of Midler and co. back in costume in the near future now that filming is about to begin. Likewise, that means we should get some further casting news pretty soon, as to date, no other cast members have been confirmed, thoughto return as Dani Dennison, her character from the original.
Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses, The Proposal) is directing this follow-up, taking over from Adam Shankman who was attached to the project until he instead elected to helm Enchanted sequel Disenchanted, which just shot in Ireland over the summer. Much like Disenchanted, Hocus Pocus 2 is due to release exclusively on Disney Plus in 2022.
itemprop=”headline name”>Watch: Joe Goldberg Returns In You Season 3 Trailer
Sep 17, 2021 10:01 am2021-09-17T10:06:35-05:00
A Lifetime original series doesn’t seem like the kind of project that would explode in popularity to become one of the most-watched titles on the world’s leading streaming service, but You is hardly a run-of-the-mill TV show.
The misadventures of Penn Badgely’s Joe Goldberg captured the imagination of subscribers everywhere when the first season hit the platform, racking up 43 million streams in four weeks. Sensing something special was in their midst, Netflix decided to acquire the rights to the series and make it an in-house original, which led to Season 2 drawing in 54 million sets of eyeballs after debuting in December 2019.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, even when we’re talking about a serial killer, so we can expect October 15th’s premiere of Season 3 to dominate both the Top 10 and the cultural conversation when it lands in just a few short weeks., the full-length promo has now arrived to give us a better indication of where the story is headed.
Unsurprisingly, Joe and his new beau Love Quinn aren’t settling into domestic life, even with baby making three. Looking at how their relationship initially formed over psychopathy and murder, it isn’t going to be plain sailing for the couple, even by their twisted definition of what a relationship is. You has been characterized by outlandish twists and bonkers plot developments since day one; long may it continue.
itemprop=”headline name”>Helen Mirren Revealed As Host Of New Harry Potter Game Show
Sep 17, 2021 9:57 am2021-09-17T09:57:31-05:00
Dame Helen Mirren, the Oscar-winning actress known for her roles in The Queen, The Good Liar, and State of Play, is entering the world of.
That’s right, Helen Mirren is set to become a part of the Wizarding World. The beloved star was announced as the host of Cartoon Network and TBS’s upcoming quiz show Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. The four-part special, which celebrates the film series’ 20th anniversary, will eventually also stream on HBO Max.
The four-episode run aims to “unveil Wizarding World fans willing to put their Harry Potter knowledge to the test for the ultimate honor to be named House Cup champion,” according to WarnerMedia. It’s essentially a massive trivia event that will pit purist Harry Potter fans against each other in the ultimate test of knowledge. Mirren, as host, will lend “some British grandeur” to the special, as noted by Warner Bros. president of global kids, young adults, and classics, Tom Ascheim.
Die-hard fans of Harry Potter have been taking part in trivia nights for decades, so it’s no surprise WarnerMedia is looking to seize on the opportunity to reignite interest in the franchise. The last few years have been hard on Harry Potter, particularly in light of numerous transphobic comments made by the series’ writer, J.K Rowling. For some, the knowledge that Rowling will profit off of Harry Potter products is enough to dissuade them from engaging with new releases at all.
This is likely a factor behind WarnerMedia’s decision to air the tournament. It allows fans of the books and films to collect for a playful standoff with a beloved and unproblematic star at the helm, granting further distance between the event and Rowling herself. Mirren’s involvement, thanks to her status as one of British media’s most recognizable and endearing stars, will certainly help the four-part series to stand on its own.
Combine that with Harry Potter fans’ love of dissecting every detail in the franchise’s seven books and eight movies, and you have a recipe for a broadly successful show. Mirren’s star power, combined with the still-passionate fandom behind Harry Potter, makes Tournament of Houses an almost guaranteed success.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is set to air later in 2021. An exact date has not yet been revealed, according to reporting from.
itemprop=”headline name”>Disney Plus Just Added 7 New Titles In Time For The Weekend
Sep 17, 2021 9:24 am2021-09-17T09:35:05-05:00
Following its latest haul of new TV content on Wednesday, which included new episodes of Turner & Hooch, Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. and Marvel’s What If…?,today offered up its second weekly update, which this time delivers a mix of movies, documentaries and a new short film and TV special. Take a look at the full list below and then scroll down for more info on what’s just arrived on the service.
- Confessions of a Shopaholic
- Disney Descendants: The Royal Wedding
- Disney’s Broadway Hits At London’s Royal Albert Hall
- Flooded Tombs Of The Nile
- Jade Eyed Leopard
- Nona (Short) – Premiere *Disney+ Original
- Smoky Mountain Park Rangers
First up, Confessions of a Shopaholic – a 2009 romcom starring Isla Fisher as a fashion journalist with a shopping addiction – is the latest 20th Century Fox movie to find its way onto the platform. Meanwhile, those who love classic Disney songs and scores will want to check out Disney Broadway Hits at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Then there’s Descendants: The Royal Wedding, an animated follow-up to the hit Descendants movie trilogy which concludes the story of Dove Cameron’s Mal by giving her a happily ever after with King Ben (Mitchell Hope). Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and Cheyenne Jackson also lend their voices, with late star Cameron Boyce honored within the story. This half-hour special, which also teases where the franchise could go next, previously aired on The Disney Channel last month.
A trio of National Geographic documentaries also drop today – namely, Flooded Tombs of the Nile, Jade Eyed Leopard and Smoky Mountain Park Rangers. Last but not least, the latest Pixar SparkShorts debuts on the site. It’s about a wrestling-obsessed grandmother whose plan to watch the latest showdown is ruined when her young granddaughter arrives out of the blue.
You can find all of this now on Disney Plus in the US.
itemprop=”headline name”>Netflix Fans Can’t Get Enough Of Sex Education Season 3
Sep 17, 2021 9:04 am2021-09-17T09:04:17-05:00
Netflix’s British comedy seriesdropped its third season early this morning—or late last night, depending on when you go to bed—and fans are already gushing about the new episodes.
The racey dramedy, which first aired back in 2019, has been praised for its realistic and thoughtful portrayal of high school romance and sex, quickly collecting a loyal fan base as a result. Audiences have been waiting more than 20 months for new episodes to drop, which no doubt led to countless numbers skipping sleep last night to binge 8 fresh episodes.
Numerous viewers have yet to even realize that Sex Education season 3 is already up, but that isn’t stopping the show’s most loyal fans from taking to social media to praise the show, share their takeaways, and generally hype up the playfully awkward new season.
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A number of fans couldn’t get past just how good the show remains, even after more than a year of absence. They rained praises on the new season, noting, in particular, how “realistic” and “funny” its first episodes are, along with the surprisingly “sad” moments scattered throughout.
Apparently, the show starts off strong.
Okay Sex Education Season 3 is already amazing
— Sophie || 소피 (@Whovian_Girl17)
FINALLY season 3 of Sex Education, watched only 2 episodes I’ve already cried and I strong feelings against the new headmistress, like strong hate.
— Chievans* ~ MyStonyFeelingsss (@mystonyfeelings)
I am still halfway through the first episode ofSeason 3 and it is already cracking me up.
— Joshua Joy Sabejon (@joshuajoysabej)
A few viewers have very complicated feelings about the new season’s release.
So excited to watch sex education season 3 that I’m not even watching yet because I don’t want to feel like I was too fast?
— Jason Okundaye (@jasebyjason)
Season 3 episode 1 of sex education and I have just been scarred lmao 😭
— go see a therapist (@zaaaraaaii)
People are using the drop of the new season as an excuse to publicly ship their favorite couples, which has turned into a bit of an Edward vs Jacob situation on Twitter.
[SEX EDUCATION SEASON 3 SPOILER]
THE BUZZ OF MAEVE AND OTIS'S FIRST KISS
— SEX EDUCATION SPOILERS!!! GIFS ECT (@barchiebaby)
OTIS AND RUBY…….OTIS AND RUBY……SEASON 3 IS GONNA BE BETTER JUST BECAUSE OF THIS COUPLE
— caro🌼 (@neverpakii)
Season 3 twist 😮
— Netflix Updates (@NetflxUpdates)
Fans that have yet to enjoy the new episodes are hyping themselves up for a viewing, while also sharing their anxiety over spoilers from the night owls who already binged every episode.
Sex Education Season 3 premieres today! My excited heart cannot wait! ❤️
— Miss Mela Habijan (@missmelahabijan)
season 3 of Sex Education drops tomorrow wow what a moment 😭
— Oti (@Oti______)
sex education season 3 is out. I'm staying off this app till I'm done
— kimberly (@fivesosphangirl)
Not everyone loved the ending, but it certainly drummed up hype for season 4.
& can’t be serious that’s how you end season 3!!! There better be a renewal for a season 4!!
— Megan 🇦🇺 (@Megs9113)
I finished season 3 ofand I am legit annoyed how it ended. I get that they have to do cliffhanger at the end of season but we waited for Maeve x Otis since season 1? At least give us after their kiss more scenes of them together and then split them up?
— Alice | Maeve x Otis spoilers (@jjnkiara)
If you’re looking forward to binging Sex Education over the upcoming weekend, but can’t quite remember the events of last season, don’t worry. Netflix was kind enough to release a recap from two of the show’s stars, which covers all the important events.
Sex Education Season 3 premieres in 12 hours!
Here's a recap of Season 2
— Netflix (@netflix)
Sex Education season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.
itemprop=”headline name”>Batgirl Star Promises Her Barbara Gordon Will Be Badass And Has A Lot Of Fights
Sep 16, 2021 10:55 am2021-09-16T10:56:02-05:00
Barbara Gordon is finally making her return to the movies in HBO Max’s upcomingfilm. Over the summer, In the Heights breakout star Leslie Grace was cast as the iconic DC heroine, confirming that the long-delayed project is finally a go. From Bad Boys for Life directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi and Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson, Batgirl is now one of the most-anticipated upcoming DCEU movies.
But, obviously, at this stage, it’s too early for the cast and crew to reveal all the film’s secrets. In a recent chat with, Grace was asked to share any details about the plot, the villains, or even if either of Ben Affleck or Robert Pattinson’s Batmen could appear. While she neglected to answer these questions, Grace did promise that her Batgirl is “a badass” and will get in a lot of fights, as she’s “got a lot to prove.”
“But I will tell you this, Batgirl is a badass. She’s definitely going to be fighting lots of people. She’ll be very hands-on. She’s got a lot to prove.”
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Though Grace pleaded the fifth in this instance, she hasthat no version of the Dark Knight will be showing up in Batgirl, with the hero busy outside of Gotham. In any case, it seems like Grace’s Barbara exists in the same universe as Affleck’s Bats, seeing as her father, Commissioner Jim Gordon, reprising his role from Justice League. To date, those two are the only cast members attached to the production.
After years of speculation over who would play the DCEU’s Batgirl, Grace’s casting broke fresh ground when it came to the character as she is the first person of color to portray Barbara in live-action (though Rosario Dawson voiced her in The LEGO Batman Movie). While speaking to Variety, Grace said she hopes her casting as Barbara “validates the dreams of other people who look like me, who may feel it’s not an opportunity for them.”
Batgirl has yet to be handed a release date, but it’s expected to start filming this November.
itemprop=”headline name”>Nicolas Cage Says He’ll Never Retire, Doesn’t Want To Stop Making Movies
Sep 16, 2021 10:39 am2021-09-16T10:46:07-05:00
Nicolas Cage has said he is never going to retire during a promotional tour for his new film, Prisoners of the Ghostland.
Speaking with earlier this week, the actor said he’s healthier when he’s working and never wants to stop making movies.
“To do what I do in cinema has been like a guardian angel for me, and I need it,” Cage said. “I’m healthier when I’m working, I need a positive place to express my life experience, and filmmaking has given me that. So I’m never going to retire.”
The actor went on to note that, to date, he has appeared in 117 movies throughout his career, and that other actors like Humphrey Bogart have also starred in “hundreds” of films.
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Cage has been working in the film industry for about forty years now and has achieved almost legendary status, even with his fair share of flops and duds over the years. Some of his most notable films include Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Face/Off, and Kick-Ass.
This year, Cage has received critical acclaim for his standout performance in Pig and has also starred in two other films, Willy’s Wonderland and Prisoners of Ghostland, the latter of which will make its debut in theaters this week.
Cage stars in Prisoners of the Ghostland as Hero, an infamous criminal sent into a nightmare realm to rescue his governor’s adopted granddaughter. The film draws from neo-noir, Japanese, and Western inspiration to create an aesthetic of its own and opens in theaters on September 17th.
itemprop=”headline name”>Dune Director Criticizes Marvel Movies, Says They’re A “Cut And Paste Of Others”
Sep 16, 2021 10:25 am2021-09-16T10:32:21-05:00
director Denis Villeneuve believes films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are nothing more than a “cut and paste of other films”.
In a recent interview with(via ), the Blade Runner 2049 and Sicario director expanded on this opinion, stating his perspective that “there are too many Marvel movies that are nothing more than a cut and paste of others.”
This criticism is not unfounded. Numerous Marvel fans have voiced similar complaints over the last several years, particularly following the release of certain films, some of which were seen as formulaic and uninspired. The common use of CGI as a crutch to avoid genuine depth in storytelling is also a common grievance, particularly in films like Captain Marvel, in which CGI is abundantly necessary to bring a character to life.
This criticism was reinforced by the release of WandaVision on Disney Plus. The show explored a genuinely unique storytelling method through which it strove to communicate a story of loss, grief, and the journey toward acceptance, but abandoned its far more emotionally compelling plot structure for a CGI-fueled fight scene in the show’s final episode. Some viewers saw this as proof that the MCU doesn’t know how to deliver a good story without leaning on its own prior success.
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Villeneuve echoed this criticism in his interview, even while working to promote the upcoming release of special effect-laden Dune. The director emphasized the need for Dune to be enjoyed via a full theatrical release, rather than in dual formats like many recent releases.
He is hoping that his film will avoid the issues that have plagued the industry since the COVID-19 pandemic began, spurred by the need for people to avoid crowded public spaces like movie theaters. This has led to some films, like recent MCU film Black Widow, being released on a streaming platform alongside their theatrical release, which has damaged their box office returns. In the midst of a global pandemic, however, these choices are often out of filmmakers’ hands.
Despite his concerns about how his film will be enjoyed, Villeneuve seemedabout the future of the Dune franchise, even if he .
Dune is set to hit theaters on Oct. 22, 2021.
itemprop=”headline name”>The Best Wonder Woman Comics
Sep 16, 2021 10:24 am2021-09-16T10:24:33-05:00
made her debut in Sensation Comics #1 in January 1942. She has gone on to become one of the world’s most recognizable superheroes and has made the jump into movies and TV.
Over the years, there have been many reboots and retoolings of the character, making it hard to know exactly where to start. But for those who want to dive deep into the Amazon and her mythology, here are 10 essential Wonder Woman comics that show Diana at her best.
10. Wonder Woman: Blood
Part of DC’s often controversial New 52 reboot, Wonder Woman: Blood, was written by Brian Azzarello, and it features beautiful art by Cliff Chiang, though later parts were illustrated by Tony Akins.
Those who watched and enjoyed the first Wonder Woman movie will find this comic familiar as it touches on several similar themes, even though the plots are very different. When Queen Hippolyta tells Diana that she has been lying about her true origins, Diana feels betrayed. She leaves Paradise Island and moves to London while confronting her past and the modern world.
A solid introduction to modern Wonder Woman, Blood is at its best when the human world and the world of the gods clash and cross over, leading to many strange and memorable scenes.
9. The Legend of Wonder Woman: Origins
Renae De Liz wrote and illustrated this fan-favorite comic that still has fans clamoring for a follow-up today. This book acts as a modern retelling of the Golden Age Wonder Woman story, including reintroducing fan-favorite characters like Etta Candy.
Set in WW2, it follows Diana as she finds and befriends Steve Trevor when he lands on Paradise Island. After winning the right to return Steve to the USA, Diana quickly finds herself pulled into the war effort and learns that forces from her world are keen to corrupt the world of man.
Capturing the hopeful can-do spirit of the original comics while updating them to fit modern sensibilities, The Legend Of Wonder Woman is a fantastic comic that is extremely enjoyable to read.
8. Wonder Woman: The Circle
When the legendary Gail Simone is involved in something, you can expect great things, and Wonder Woman: The Circle is no exception to the rule. Gail’s first Wonder Woman story, The Circle, plays out more like a mystery story than a traditional superhero comic.
It follows Diana and her work with the Department of Metahuman Affairs, encountering new foes and even superpowered gorillas along the way. This story’s focus on the nature of Diana’s double life as Diana Prince and Wonder Woman is a highlight, and it helps you see Wonder Woman in a whole new light.
7. Wonder Woman: The True Amazon
2016’s Wonder Woman: The True Amazon is famous for Jill Thompson’s utterly beautiful art. This book reimagines Diana’s early years, showing how the adoration of a kingdom, especially one that functions like the kingdom of the Amazons, can corrupt a growing child, turning Diana into a spoiled child who has a loose grasp of responsibility. However, when tragedy strikes, Diana is forced to confront and improve upon her flaws.
This version of Diana is a nuanced and flawed character who is very relatable. Seeing her as flawed and human rather than as a god adds a new twist to the Wonder Woman character. This retelling breaks new ground for the character and offers an understandable and human perspective.
6. Wonder Woman: Spirit Of Truth
Written by Paul Dini, this book takes a unique look at the Amazon heroine. After a moment of self-doubt, Wonder Woman travels the world trying to work out what it means to be her in the modern world. During this, Diana acts as an ambassador for women’s rights and fights terrorists, all while trying to learn what truth means to her.
Sumptuously drawn, this book is a modern classic that looks at both Wonder Woman and superheroes as a concept and explores what truth and peace mean in our increasingly chaotic world. Spirit Of Truth shows how comic books can use superheroes to discuss deeper philosophical and ethical topics in a way that holds the audience’s attention and encourages them to think about their own lives.
5. Wonder Woman ’77
Inspired by the ’70s Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter, this series picks up where the show left off, with Diana Prince solving mysteries and saving the world.
Marc Andreyko did a fantastic job of capturing the feel of the original television series. The comic is campy and fun without ever becoming overly silly. It especially captures the hopeful vibe that Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman radiated. It is also exceptionally creative, coming up with many unique situations and stories for the Amazon hero and her friends. It also finds ways to bring classic comic antagonists into the TV show’s continuity.
4. Wonder Woman: Eyes Of The Gorgon
Released in 2005, Wonder Woman: Eyes Of The Gorgon was written by Greg Rucka, and it pits Diana against a classic mythological beast, the snake-haired Medusa.
Themyscira, the home of the Amazon people, is now located near the USA. This causes diplomatic tensions between the American government and the Amazons. Diana is sent in to try and keep the peace, as she has links to both worlds. However, it isn’t easy even for her. Little does she know, her foes are plotting in the shadows, and when Medusa arrives, Diana has to fight for her life.
With art that resembles a classic fantasy novel, Eyes Of The Gorgon is a visual treat, and the battle between Wonder Woman and Medusa is memorable and surprisingly brutal.
3. Wonder Woman: Earth One
Grant Morrison is one of the most original voices in comic books, and his work on Earth One perfectly displays his skills and unique approach to storytelling. Another retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin story, this book attempts to flesh the tale out and bring it closer to the original myths that inspired it.
Along the way, the book tries to deconstruct the character of Wonder Woman, showing how she is shaped by her feminist roots and how the nature of gender inequality plays a pivotal role in her character and story. This fascinating take is paired with some beautiful art from Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn, which helps the book stand out amongst the crowd.
2. Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus
When writer and psychologist William Moulton Marston came up with the Wonder Woman concept, he revolutionized the world of comics. And with artist H.G. Peter, he created a series of comics that still hold up to this day.
The original Wonder Woman stories follow Diana Prince as she leaves Paradise Island and ventures into Man’s World, meeting a rogue gallery of foes along the way. Marton’s views on feminism and the power of bondage are on full display in these early issues as he makes no attempt to hide that he sees Wonder Woman as a new paradigm for gender relations. The comics found in this omnibus are fascinating historical curiosities and fun stories in their own right, and they still hold up well today.
1. Wonder Woman: Gods And Mortals
While William Marston created Wonder Woman, George Pérez is seen as the creator of the modern version of the character, and Gods And Mortals is a masterpiece that every comics fan should read.
First released in 1987, this book aimed to relaunch Wonder Woman after Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pérez decided to make Wonder Woman feel more like the myths that inspired her, creating a fun fusion of magic, monsters, and humanity. When Ares starts a new plan to take over the world, Diana is entrusted with Amazon garb and sent to defeat the god. While on this mission, she’ll have to learn about man’s world and the inequalities that run through it.
A tour-de-force with excellent artwork, Gods And Mortals is a legendary comic book that deserves a place in every collection. It is fun, action-packed, complex, and a testament to George Pérez’s astonishing talent that he can pull a comic of this scope off so gracefully.
itemprop=”headline name”>Denis Villeneuve Wanted To Film Both Dune Movies At The Same Time
Sep 16, 2021 10:03 am2021-09-16T10:03:42-05:00
Denis Villeneuve, the director known for films like Sicario, Arrival, and Bladerunner 2049, said he originally planned to film bothmovies at the same time.
In anearlier this week, Villeneuve gave readers an inside look into the developmental process of his upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel, saying that while he wanted to film both Dune movies at the same time, he accepted the challenge of doing just the first one initially and waiting to see how it performed at the box office.
“I wanted at the beginning to do the two parts simultaneously,” Villeneuve said. “ For several reasons, it didn’t happen, and I agreed to the challenge of making part one and then wait to see if the movie rings enough enthusiasm. As I was doing the first part, I really put all my passion into it, in case it would be the only one. But I’m optimistic.”
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As it stands now, the stakes for Dune to perform well at the box office are high. Villeneuve is currently penning the script for the second film, even though Warner Bros. has yet to green light it. Despite the challenge, he seems optimistic about the prospect that he’ll get the chance to finish the adaptation, and said the second film would be an “insane playground” for him.
“It’s going to be just like pure cinematic pleasure for the second part,” he continues, adding “I don’t want to speak for everybody on the team, but I will say that we really created on this movie a feeling of family and to re-unify everybody again together, that would be paradise.”
Dune is an epic science-fiction drama starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Jason Momoa. With the film set to premiere in just a few short weeks on HBO Max and in theaters on October 22, fans and Villeneuve alike will soon get a sense of whether a follow-up is in the cards.
itemprop=”headline name”>Who’s In The Cast Of Marvel’s What If…?
Sep 16, 2021 9:37 am2021-09-16T09:41:52-05:00
Marvel’sis the new animated anthology show that spins alternative realities from the as we know it.
What would have happened, for instance, if Peggy Carter had become the First Avenger instead of Steve Rogers? What if Tony Stark was saved from his company’s missile by Erik Killmonger? What if T’Challa had become Star-Lord? These questions and more are being answered weekly and exclusively onthrough October 2021.
The possibilities of What If…? are endless. Expect to see the heroes and villains of the MCU in a whole new light and events you thought you knew inside and out to be turned on their heads. It’s a format that allows us to see familiar characters in new ways. It also opens up the possibility of returning Marvel legends we thought we might never see again.
Although it’s an adaptation of the What if…? comic series first published in 1977, the fourth streaming series of Marvel’s Phase 4 is dependent on the continuity established by its live-action films. As a result, What If…? may feature the most incredible cast list of any animated series.
Who’s in the Cast of Marvel’s What If…?
Every What if…? scenario will unfold under the all-seeing gaze of Uatu the Watcher, one of the all-powerful race that keeps an eye on the Marvel multiverse. Framing every episode, Uatu is voiced by Jeffrey Wright.
Reaching back to the MCU’s Phase 1, Hayley Atwell returns as Peggy Carter, joined by Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, and Sebastian Stan as James “Bucky” Barnes (last seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier). Reuniting with them from the first Captain America movie are Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, and Neal McDonough as Howling Commando Dum Dum Dugan.
Jeremy Renner is back as Clint Barton ahead of his Hawkeye series dropping on Disney Plus in November. S.H.I.E.L.D. is well-represented with the return of Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. Naturally, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is making an appearance, too. Although their journeys took a turn after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Frank Grillo and Emily VanCamp will appear as Brock Rumlow and Sharon Carter, respectively. War Machine James Rhodes pops up as well, voiced by Don Cheadle.
From later phases, Benedict Cumberbatch dons the cloak of Doctor Strange once again. The Sorcerer Supreme will be joined by Paul Bettany as Vision and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and his alter ego.
The adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy are ready to be explored with a solid supporting cast. That includes Benicio del Toro as The Collector and Ophelia Lovibond as his servant Carina. Karen Gillan returns as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu Udonta, and Kurt Russell as the larger than life Ego from the Guardians sequel.
Thor fans won’t be disappointed, with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston returning as Thor and Loki. While Jaimie Alexander will join them as Sif and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, we should expect a twist on the events of Thor: Ragnarok. Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster, Rachel House’s Topaz, and Taika Waititi’s Korg are also confirmed.
Ahead of their Phase 4 blockbuster Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, due in early 2023, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is taking things down to size alongside Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne. Michael Douglas is also back as Hank Pym.
While its roster of superheroes and supervillains leads the way, the MCU owes a lot to memorable supporting characters. Rest assured, many fan favorites are returning. These include David Dastmalchian as Ant-Man accomplice Kurt and Kat Dennings as Thor and WandaVision’s Darcy Lewis. Benedict Wong takes time away from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to bring an animated Wong to life. Ever dependable, Jon Favreau’s “Happy” Hogan joins the cast too.
What If…? isn’t missing an opportunity. Seth Green as Howard the Duck shows that no character is limited to a post-credit sequence.
Who Wants More Villains?
What If…? doesn’t skimp on villains, although you shouldn’t expect them to take the same path that they already have on screen. Bringer of Ragnarok Surtur returns, again voiced by Clancy Brown. Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger, Georges St-Pierre’s Georges Batroc, and Andy Serkis’s Ulysses Klaue are being resurrected for the show. Ross Marquand will be featured as the Red Skull after stepping into the cloak in Avengers: Infinity War. The Black Order is returning from that film, too, with Carrie Coon and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor reprising their roles as Proxima Midnight and Ebony Maw. Corvus Glaive joins them, this time voiced by Fred Tatasciore (who’s also taking on Drax the Destroyer’s wise words).
Where there’s a Black Order, there has to be a Thanos. The Mad Titan returns with the distinctive voice of Josh Brolin.
Other cast members include Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sean Gunn as Kraglin Obfonteri, Chris Sullivan as Taserface. Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Bradley Whitford as John Flynn, and Leslie Bibb as Christine Everhart.
Who’s Missing From the Cast?
While the roster of MCU stars lending their voices to What If…? is huge, not every actor we’ve grown familiar with on the big screen is returning to voice their iconic character. Most notably, Robert Downey, Jr. isn’t back as Tony Stark following his grand farewell in Avengers: Endgame. Whether he steps into Iron Man’s suit or not, the billionaire will be voiced by Mick Wingert.
Lake Bell adds to her impressive animated resume by taking over vocal duties for Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow. Peter Quill is making an appearance but is voiced by Brian T. Delaney.
Some other high-profile heroes are set to appear in What…If? but will be voiced by new actors. These haven’t been confirmed yet, but we know they include Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Ultron, Gamora, and the Scarlet Witch. We’ll keep you up-to-date with casting news as it happens, as well as more on the show’s already confirmed second season.
itemprop=”headline name”>The Matrix Resurrections Director Explains Why Neo And Trinity Have Returned
Sep 16, 2021 9:33 am2021-09-16T09:37:29-05:00
Lana Wachowski, director of, is clearing up some details surrounding the release of her upcoming film.
The original Matrix films, which were directed by Wachowski in partnership with her sister, Lilly Wachowski, were released more than 20 years ago. The trilogy created a generation of die-hard sci-fi fanatics, thanks to their reality-bending plot lines, complex and intriguing characters, and thrilling action sequences. The final installment in the late 90s and early 2000s trilogy ended with a massive battle between machines and humans, over the course of which several favorite characters lost their lives.
This month’s trailer for the two-decades-in-the-making Matrix Resurrections saw the return of several of these characters, a detail that had some fans raising their eyebrows. No one is disappointed to see Neo and Trinity return, of course, but many wondered how the film’s director would explain the return of the franchise’s central couple. The teaser, which drops minute hints throughout, has since been thoroughly dissected and patiently examined by fans hoping to soak up every possible detail.
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Wachowski, during a screenwriting panel at the International Literature Festival in Berlin, addressed some lingering questions about her upcoming film. According to her interview, (H/T,), grief played a big role in the revival of these on-screen favorites.
It turns out, the often-reclusive director has suffered a lot of loss over the last several years. Following the deaths of both her parents, along with one of her close friends, Wachowski said she was struggling to find a way to process her grief. Despite her awareness that death is an inevitable part of life, Wachowski said she grappled with the immense loss of her family members and close friend.
“You know their lives are going to end and yet it was still really hard,” she said at the screenwriting panel. “My brain has always reached into my imagination and one night, I was crying and I couldn’t sleep, and my brain exploded this whole story.” Wachowski went on to say that “I couldn’t have my mom and dad, yet suddenly I had Neo and Trinity, arguably the two most important characters in my life.”
This sudden inspiration was “immediately comforting,” according to Wachowski. Having Neo and Trinity back in her world meant a lot to her, and once she started devising a story around their return, it all started to click.
“It’s super simple,” she said. “You can look at it and say: ‘ok, these two people die and ok, bring these two people back to life and oh, doesn’t that feel good.’ Yeah, it did! It’s simple, and this is what art does and that’s what stories do, they comfort us.”
For fans of the popular science-fiction franchise, Neo and Trinity’s return will certainly mean a lot. These characters, who mean so much to Wachowski, are a foundational part of many of her fans. Hopefully, the catharsis that she felt in resurrecting them for the big screen will translate to the big screen when The Matrix Resurrections open in theaters this December.
itemprop=”headline name”>A Cult Favorite CW TV Show Is Leaving Netflix This Weekend
Sep 16, 2021 9:04 am2021-09-16T09:04:47-05:00
A cult favorite TV series from The CW is leavingthis weekend. Saturday, September 18th will see Beauty and the Beast removed from the streaming giant’s library. There’s no current indication on where it will show up next, but seeing as the Kristen Kreuk vehicle was produced by CBS Television Studios, the likelihood is that it could end up on ViacomCBS’s Paramount Plus.
Beauty and the Beast starred Kreuk — most known for playing Lana Lang on the same network’s Smallville — as Catherine Chandler, who once witnessed her mother’s murder and was almost killed herself until someone (or something) saved her. A decade later, the now NYPD detective works on a case that leads her to Vincent Keller (co-lead Jay Ryan), an ex-soldier who had been thought dead. As Catherine comes to know him, she discovers more about her mother’s death and who Vincent really is.
This sci-fi/romance procedural show ran for four seasons across 70 episodes from 2012-2016. A loose remake of the 1980s show of the same name starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman, the reboot played down the fantasy elements of the original in favor of procedural parts of its premise. Critics weren’t too kind to it, comparing it unfavorably with the original series, but Beauty and the Beast earned itself its own fan base nonetheless, winning various People’s Choice Awards across its run. When it was canceled in 2016, fans campaigned to get Netflix to renew it, but unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
Kreuk then went on to star in Canadian legal drama Burden of Truth, which also aired on The CW in the US. Following that wrapping up earlier this year, DC fans are hoping the actress might return as Lana forthat Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum are trying to get off the ground. For a full list of what’s leaving Netflix this September, .
itemprop=”headline name”>Darth Vader’s Inquisitors And Other Sith Legends Will Appear In Star Wars: Visions
Sep 16, 2021 7:14 am2021-09-16T07:14:11-05:00
Less than a week from now, Lucasfilm will releaseon Disney’s streaming platform. But in company with the sheer awkwardness that seven different Japanese animation studios are bringing to the galaxy far, far away, we’ll also undoubtedly see familiar faces as well. Co-producer Justin Leach has just given us a first look at some of those via the .
Looking back on the legacy of Star Wars, George Lucas’s sci-fi creation has always predominantly reflected American culture. But that’s not to say that the director didn’t incorporate elements from East Asian cinema, or their philosophy, for that matter. Indeed, you could almost touch on the analogs between the Original Trilogy and Akira Kurosawa’s filmography, most notably The Hidden Fortress.
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But beyond that, the Skywalker Saga has taken most of its narrative influence from the real history of the United States, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. Even now, as it stands, Star Wars is generally more popular in the Western hemisphere. But Disney is trying to change that and expand the reach of the franchise, their latest attempt coming in the form of the experimental Star Wars: Visions, which explores the franchise from an entirely different perspective — Japanese anime.
It seems the core elements of the story will remain the same, though, as Leach has just revealed that Darth Vader’s Inquisitors and other Sith legends will appear in the anthology series. ‘The Jedi Hunter’ is the work of famous animator Takafumi Hori. Others include a Sith Elder swordsman and a Sith bandit assassin, as can be seen in the gallery above.
You can watch all nine episodes of Star Wars: Visions when they stream on Disney Plus on September 22nd.
itemprop=”headline name”>Andrew Garfield Reveals Dissatisfaction With Amazing Spider-Man Role
Sep 16, 2021 6:36 am2021-09-16T06:36:55-05:00
While almost every Spidey fan is convinced that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will appear alongside Tom Holland in the upcoming, the star of the Amazing Spider-Man still denies any such collaboration.
In more ways than any diehard enthusiast would be eager to admit, Garfield’s movies lacked certain palates that made the Sam Raimi flicks such an iconic cinematic achievement. Credit where it’s due, though, the actor’s portrayal and dedication to the role made for one of the best iterations of the friendly neighborhood Web-Slinger to date. And so, if Tobey’s fans seem to be fervently speculating about his return, Andrew’s shouldn’t be far behind,.
As superbly as his performance as the bespoke Peter Parker turned out to be, though, it seems that Garfield wasn’t satisfied with his own performance. At least, that’s what he recently(via GamesRadar), discussing the challenges of taking on the role and what he did to prepare.
“My intention… I started studying myth, which is the basis of comic-book films and comic books generally,” He said. “And you go, ‘Oh, right. The responsibility of modern filmmakers is the same as the person telling the story around the campfire.’ Stories are the things that remind us of who we are as human beings, and we actually have an opportunity to provide deep wisdom and medicine, and guidance. So for me, it was like: How do I help to infuse this with as much soul and universality as possible, knowing that millions of young people are going to be watching?”
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That’s certainly a peculiar approach to playing Spider-Man if ever we heard one. He further added:
“So it’s not an exercise in selling t-shirts and mugs and Happy Meals, but it’s giving young people the opportunity to feel their own extraordinariness, and their own ordinariness, and seeing someone who’s just like them struggle with those two things living inside of themselves. So for me, it was about that. And then, you know, there’s everyone else that’s serving their own masters.”
At this point, the interviewer noted that Andrew Garfield seemed dissatisfied with the role, and he agreed reluctantly, saying:
“I’m very rarely satisfied with how something turns out. I suffer from that kind of queer, divine dissatisfaction that most creative people have. I remember watching The Social Network for the first time, and me and Jesse were like, ‘Oh, we hate this shit. We hate it.’ Everyone around us was going, ‘What the fuck is wrong with you? It’s incredible.’ We were like, ‘No. I ruined it. They should have cast someone else.’ There’s a healthy version of that, which is the growing down thing. But then sometimes it turns into an indulgence.”
Taking up the mantle of Spidey should be enough to make any star question their acting chops, but I think it’s safe to say that, all things considered, the Amazing Spider-Man lead did a wonderful job of it. What are your thoughts on the matter, though? Sound off below.
itemprop=”headline name”>Dune Director Says It Is Designed To Be Seen On IMAX
Sep 16, 2021 6:29 am2021-09-16T06:29:43-05:00
Denis Villeneuve’swas hit particularly hard by COVID. The original plan was for it to hit theaters in November 2020, but with lockdowns still in effect and the virus spreading unabated, Warner Bros and confirmed that it’d join the rest of their slate with a simultaneous premiere on HBO Max.
Villeneuve wasn’t happy about this,saying that the decision showed “absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience” and that AT&T is concerned about their “astronomical debt”.
He’s softened a little now, though is still adamant that Dune needs to be seen on the biggest possible screen with an earth-shaking sound system. In an, he said:
“It has been dreamed, designed, and shot thinking about IMAX. When you watch this movie on the big screen, it’s almost a physical experience. We designed the movie to be as immersive as possible, and for me, the big screen is part of the language.”
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The, meaning that Warner Bros may be reconsidering their plans for their big upcoming hits to get same-day VOD releases.
It’s also especially important that Dune does well financially as this is merely the first half of Frank Herbert’s book with a follow-up contingent on this making money.
“I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie. The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”
Fortunately, it’s looking like the quality of the movie won’t be an issue as critics who saw it in Venice gave it almost universal praise and the screening received a seven-minute standing ovation. The only common criticism was that it’s obviously the first half of a story, so fingers crossed it’s a hit and Part 2 is greenlit ASAP.
I can’t wait. Dune hits theaters in just over a month on October 22. Be there.
itemprop=”headline name”>Tom Hardy Teases Exploring The Spider-Verse In Venom 3
Sep 16, 2021 6:25 am2021-09-16T07:51:10-05:00
arrives in under two weeks and looks awesome. Indications are that they’re leaning hard into the hilarious Venom/Eddie odd couple dynamic, with the added bonus of Woody Harrelson chewing the scenery (and likely various characters) as Carnage. But despite old rumors of a cameo, Spider-Man won’t be joining the party.
The Web-Slinger is closely entangled in both Venom and Carnage’s histories, though the rights’ situation between Disney and Sony prevents him from meeting them on the big screen. That may change soon, however, as Tom Hardy is exploring ways to make this happen.
In a new interview with, he discussed where the Venom movies fit into the wider Spider-Man story and where the next sequel could go:
“There’s a Venom-Verse, you know, there’s a Spider-Verse, there’s multiverses, there’s all kinds of canon and lore and mythology to explore both laterally and forward in time. I think with the right people and the right planning, and feedback from the audience, and understanding it’s about making the right choices at the right time… Even with foresight of understanding where things may go already or they wish to go, it’s a combination of all those in the alchemy of what it will be.”
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Let’s face it, if Marvel Studios can bring over Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin for Spider-Man: No Way Home, they can get Tom Hardy’s Venom to meet Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
It appears that efforts are indeed underway to get these two together. We’ve heard thatto bring the two characters together. Relations between the two companies have thawed after the drama of 2019, with .
A good indication of what they’re planning came from Feige himself, who said in a 2019 interview that:
[Spider-Man] also happens to be the only hero with the superpower to cross cinematic universes, so as Sony continues to develop their own Spidey-verse you never know what surprises the future might hold.
My hope is Venom 3 is a crazy superhero mashup. I’d love to see this tackle the 1990s comic arc ‘Maximum Carnage’, in which symbiotes take over New York City and Spider-Man and Venom team up to stop them. But, however they do it, I just want to see Tom Holland reacting to the bonkers Tom Hardy Venom on the big screen.
Maybe it’s too much to expect a surprise Venom cameo in No Way Home, but I suspect that we’ll start hearing rumblings about this crossover early in 2022.
In the meantime, Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters on October 1st.
itemprop=”headline name”>New Mobile Suit Gundam Series, The Witch From Mercury, Releasing In 2022
Sep 15, 2021 11:01 am2021-09-15T11:01:57-05:00
Sunrise’s Dai 2-kai Gundam Conference was filled with exciting announcements, including a brand-new anime series. Here’s everything that we learned.
The biggest announcement – literally – is the new 1:1 Gundam coming to Fukuoka, Japan, next spring. Based on the Nu Gundam from Char’s counterattack, the RX-93ff variant Bandai Namco has chosen for the design features a distinctive long-range fin funnel and a tri-color scheme visible in mock-ups. The statue, which will include unannounced gimmicks, joins Bandai Namco’s three other life-sized Gundams located in Japan and around the world.
Sunrise also announced the title of the franchise’s next series, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury.
Even though we don’t know much more, the announcement is a big deal as The Witch From Mercury will be the first new Gundam series since Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans premiered in 2015.reports Bandai Namco’s Chief Gundam Officer, Koji Fujiwara, stated at the conference, “We are aiming to create a work that even young generations will support.” The series already has an English website, which just further informs us of its release year.
Alongside the anime comes news of an unexpected film project: Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island. Based on the infamous episode 15 of Mobile Suit Gundam that didn’t air in the series’ first Western release, MSG’s director of animation and character designer, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, will direct the film. Due 2022, there is no word on a release outside of Japan.
Iron-Blooded Orphans will stick around into 2022 with upcoming spin-offs, too, including a limited series and special edition. Several key staff on these projects hasto work on Urdr-Hunt, including director Tatsuyuki Nagai, scriptwriter Hajime Kamoshida, and composer Masaru Yokoyama, among others.
itemprop=”headline name”>Here’s The Real Story Of Wolf Of Wall Street
Sep 15, 2021 10:56 am2021-09-15T10:56:27-05:00
was released back in 2013 and baffled the world with its depiction of stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s chaotic life. The movie was based on the memoir of the same name written by Belfort himself. If you’ve seen the movie, here’s your chance to learn the whole story.
The movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and featured major Hollywood actors such as, , , Donnie Azoff, and Kyle Chandler. It follows Belfort’s corrupt career as a stockbroker in New York and the life he led during the ’90s.
How Belfort Got Into Wall Street
Belfort wasn’t always a stockbroker. His first job was selling meat and seafood from door to door on Long Island, but that business ultimately failed and he filed for bankruptcy at the age of 25. A family friend helped Belfort find a job as a trainee in the L.F. Rothschild firm, but Belfort was laid off when the 1987 stock market crashed.
The experience he gained in that firm didn’t go to waste, however, as he founded the Stratton Oakmont, an over-the-counter brokerage house, in 1989 after discovering that he would receive a 50% commission for every penny stock he sold.
The idea is to gain the trust of investors by selling penny stock with a guaranteed financial return but low commission cost. After the investors see the result, the stockbroker tries to sell an already-owned stock that is bought at a low price but artificially inflates the value to the investors. Since the investors trust the stockbroker, they buy the overpriced stock in the hopes of gaining an even bigger profit, but when the firm sells the stock again, the price falls and the investors lose their money. That practice is called “pump and dump,” since the stockbroker pumps the value and then dumps the stock.
The Stratton Oakmont Boiler Room
Belfort grew quickly with this securities fraud scheme. Investors were falling for the sweet talk and the money kept coming through the boiler room. You can recognize the boiler room in the movie as the place where the stockbrokers made the calls to sell the stocks.
It was also the place where Belfort gave his daily epic speeches and threw unusual parties filled with drugs to his employees to inflate both their egos and their abilities to scam clients. At one point, Stratton Oakmont had over 1,000 stockbrokers and was involved in stock issues totaling more than $1 billion.
Belfort and his brokers made a habit of abusing drugs, especially methaqualone, also known as Quaaludes. There’s no way of knowing how well the movie portrayed Belfort’s lifestyle, but some unbelievable facts did happen, like the time he almost crashed his private helicopter into his mansion and when he drove his Mercedes on such a high dose of Quaalude that he almost became paralytic.
The movie also changed details like real-life names and exaggerated other facts as well, like the exotic animals that appeared in the boiler room. Donnie, for example⏤played by Jonah Hill in the film⏤really did swallow a broker’s goldfish in real life, so the movie followed through with showing some real activities that occurred in Stratton Oakmont’s boiler room.
Jordan Belfort’s Arrest
The defining fact of Belfort’s story is his arrest due to his stock fraud and money laundering schemes. Stratton Oakmont didn’t pass unnoticed and received lots of scrutiny from the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), which is now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1989.
In 1996, the NASD expelled Stratton Oakmont and put the firm out of business. In 1999, Belfort pled guilty to fraud and related crimes in connection with stock market manipulation and running a boiler room as part of a penny-stock scam. He made a plea deal with the FBI for a lesser sentence and in exchange, wore a wire to incriminate his friends. He received a four-year sentence at a low-security federal prison, which did have all the privileges shown in the movie. Belfort didn’t have to worry about violent criminals or precarious facilities even though he stole over $200 million.
During his time in prison, he was inspired by Tommy Chong, his cell buddy, to write a memoir of his life. Belfort wrote The Wolf of Wall Street, which in turn inspired Scorcese’s movie.
Where Is The Wolf Of Wall Street Now?
Belfort ended up serving less than half his sentence⏤just 22 months⏤and had to pay back $110.4 million to stock buyers. After he left, he became a motivational speaker and writer with the success of his book but didn’t fully pay the determined restitution.
reported that Belfort had paid only $21,000 toward his restitution obligations out of the $1.2 million paid to him in connection with the film before its release.
Now he denominates himself as a father, entrepreneur, speaker, and author on his social media. He has training courses and offers a Straight Line Sales Certification costing up to $7,998.00. You can also find him onand , where he posts about his millionaire lifestyle despite having ruined millions of lives back in the ’90s.
itemprop=”headline name”>MCU Fans Freaking Out Over [SPOILERS] Returning In Marvel’s What If…?
Sep 15, 2021 10:45 am2021-09-15T10:45:43-05:00
Recent episodes of Disney Plus animated anthology serieshas fans feeling nostalgic.
Several episodes of the popular show featured the voice of the late Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa in Black Panther. Fans of the actor choked up at his unexpected return in episode 6, and took to social media to celebrate his life, just over a year following his death due to colon cancer.
Hearing Chadwick Boseman in these “What If” episodes
— Ayepo Gan 🎫 (@shane_spector)
i’m tearing up after hearing chadwick boseman’s voice acting in the new what if episode ☹️
— MAS⚾️N aka “tourettes kid” (@rodeo_bruh)
Me every time I see Chadwick Boseman’s name on an episode of What If…?
— Toby (@tobyedwards9)
Fans noted that “those Chadwick Boseman moments be hitting different in What If…? and tearfully recalled a dedication to the star that appeared in episode 2. The dedication, which appeared at the end of What if… T’Challa Became Star-Lord? presented the episode as “dedicated to our friend, our inspiration, and our hero Chadwick Boseman.”
Great episode Of. RIP Chadwick BoseMan 😭
— 💞Siobhan Moreau💞 (@1SMacFarlanefan)
Viewers can’t stop singing the series’ praises, particularly in light of its loving treatment of Boseman’s character. Many viewed his appearance as a “victory lap+goodbye” that many fans “didn’t know [they] needed.”
I really am grateful that Chadwick Boseman got such a strong showing in What If. A victory lap + goodbye I didn’t know I needed.
Some of his strongest moments in What If have been connected to themes of death. The universe is weird sometimes.
Anyways, I miss him.
— Bryan Miller (@bmiller808)
The episode marked the third time fans have heard Boseman’s voice appear in What if…? and there will reportedly be one more episode featuring his voice. When that’ll be, we don’t know, but you can see it first by watching new episodes of Marvel’s What If…? every Wednesday on Disney Plus.
itemprop=”headline name”>Vincent D’Onofrio Breaks The Silence On Kingpin Returning In Hawkeye Rumor
Sep 15, 2021 10:31 am2021-09-15T10:39:38-05:00
Fan speculation surrounding the potential return of Daredevil actor Vincent D’Onofrio to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcomingseries on Disney Plus is running wild, and the actor appears to be playing coy about the possibility on social media, writing cryptic poems that may be referring to certain Marvel characters and liking tweets speculating about his return to the role of Kingpin.
D’Onofrio has taken to Twitter in recent days, writing what at first glance might seem like innocuous poems, but has some fans looking deeper for some hidden meaning. The first poem he shared makes reference to a three-legged dog, which some fans have suggested might be a reference to Lucky the Pizza Dog, who made his first MCU appearance in the trailer for the upcoming series.
The three legged dog.
run'n, jump'n and with an incredible case of the wiggles.
This dog does not ask for pity.
This dog looks up to us.
Wants to know what's next.
Head tilted it says.
Where should we go,
what should we do?
Why are we waiting?
I say to myself.
This dog is right
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio)
Another poem he wrote makes reference to a “great white shark” in comparison to cockroaches, and some fans have taken this as a reference to the Kingpin himself, Wilson Fisk.
The roach doesn't come when it's called.
They only move intentionally.
Their needs are what drives them.
Roaches are blind to anything but necessity.
Thank god they are so small.
So you see I'm not alone said the curious Great
Although, it is comforting I'm bigger.
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio)
Following the flurry of speculation that came after thedropped earlier this week, D’Onofrio wrote another tweet saying it was “silly to look deeper” into his poems which he has been writing for years, but that he did enjoy his time playing the character in the Daredevil series.
Silly to look deeper into the little pieces I write.
I've been writing them for years now.
Although I appreciate the fandom.
Because I loved playing him in
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio)
The soft denial in the above tweet might have been enough to crack down on rumors about a Kingpin return to the MCU if it weren’t for D’Onofrio conspicuously liking tweets speculating about his comeback in the wake of the Hawkeye trailer. Whether he ends up reprising his role won’t be a secret for much longer, though, with the series set to release in just a couple of months on November 24.
itemprop=”headline name”>Who Is Adam Sandler’s Wife?
Sep 15, 2021 10:26 am2021-09-15T10:26:45-05:00
We all knowfrom the classic ’90s movies like Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy. For a while, he was the go-to guy for over-the-top abrasive comedy that spawned a whole generation of knee-jerk slapstick films in the early 2000s. After 20 years in the industry, Sandler has managed to retain his crown in this new era of entertainment with his wildly popular Hotel Transylvania series and even transition into more serious roles in films like Uncut Gems. Throughout all of his success, Sandler has always had a good support system to push him to reach greater heights, but no one has been a bigger supporter than his wife.
Over his 22-year career, Sandler has acted in many popular movies including 50 First Dates, Big Daddy, Grown Ups, and Click. Although he hasn’t been very public about his personal life, he’s often included his significant other in films during his time onscreen. That’s right, Sandler’s wife is an actress that we’ve actually seen in many of his films whether we realized it or not. Though you may not recognize her right away,‘s name has appeared in Sandler’s movie credits for a while now.
According to Goalpost, Jackie Samantha Titone was born in Coral Springs, Florida, in 1974 and started her modeling career after graduating from high school. After doing well on the modeling circuit, she decided to transition into acting. After seeing her act in her first movie, Deuce Bigelow Male Gigolo, star Rob Schneider introduced her to his close friend, Adam Sandler. She was cast to play a minor role as a waitress in Sandler’s 1999 hit Big Daddy and the two began dating by the time the movie hit theaters.
Jackie was so committed to the relationship that she converted to Judaism before marrying Sandler in 2003. The couple then focused their attention on family, welcoming their first daughter, Sadie, in 2006 and their second daughter, Sunny, in 2008. Since then, the Sandlers have been a tight-knit family for 22 years. No drama, no scandals, and no affairs with other people⏤just love and support.
In fact, Jackie is so supportive that she continues to act in her husband’s films. She’s actually built up an impressive resume of Sandler productions, including Pixels, Blended, Bedtime Stories, Zookeeper, Little Nicky, and the Grown Ups films. Though Adam has cast many onscreen love interests as his better half in his films, Jackie is never deterred from making sure her husband delivers a strong performance. According to Sandler himself, it’s actually the other way around. In an interview with W Magazine, he admitted to feeling intensely awkward when doing any on-screen romantic scenes in front of his wife. Jackie, however, doesn’t appear to feel the same way.
“There’s no jealousy at all. She’s just like, ‘Get in there!’ We’re doing a nice romantic scene, and I think I’m doing pretty great being as romantic as I can be and then like⏤Okay, moving on, let’s go, that was great, Drew. Good job,” Sandler said in an interview on the Ellen Degeneres Show. “And I’m walking away, and I just see my wife like (shaking her head)….‘What’s the matter?’ [And she says] ‘Just please, for the sake of women, get in there and just look a little more alive.”
Sandler also revealed what it’s like to work with his real-life wife and on-screen wife at the same time in an interview with The Associated Press. “The only awkward part is hearing my wife on the side going, ‘Harder! Harder! Kiss her harder! Deeper!’”
Jackie is also the one to push her husband towards roles outside of his comedy wheelhouse, especially with movies like Uncut Gems.
“I read it, I loved the movie, but I was scared to do it. Then I asked Jackie to read it,” he told Ellen in their 2019 interview. “We do this together, me and Jackie, we discuss what I’m going to do, and she gives me strength and courage to jump into this stuff.” He later added that Jackie also loved the script and was the one who pushed him to accept the role.
The couple has been going strong for 22 years, and it seems that the love has only grown over time. In 2020, they celebrated their wedding anniversary and Sandler took to Instagram to share his love for his wife. “22 years ago today, we locked eyes and fell deep. Look forward to the next 22, young lady. Love you my forever girl,” he said in the Instagram post.
They say that the family that plays together stays together. Well, with a support system like that, it seems all but certain that the Sandlers will be staying together until the end of time.
itemprop=”headline name”>First Venom: Let There Be Carnage Reactions Call It Insane And Exhilarating
Sep 15, 2021 10:15 am2021-09-15T10:27:35-05:00
The next installment in Sony Pictures’ Venom franchise officially hits theaters on Friday, October 1st.follows directly on from the 2018 film starring Tom Hardy. Venom greeted audiences as a film they were cautiously optimistic about seeing, and left them thrilled and excited about what was to come next. An especially exciting question was posed at the end of the movie: who (or what) would be the next big threat for Venom and Eddie Brock to tackle?
The answer? Carnage.
Let There Be Carnage will introduce Hardy and his Symbiote to Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson, and the battle between the two promises to be epic. There’s also the ongoing battle between Brock and his new sense of self that’s toyed with in the trailers for the film. In hilarious moments and terrifying ones, he’s just trying to make it work. With a quickly approaching release date, the sequel has screened for some lucky viewers and the opinions of the film that they’re allowed to share right now prove that this movie is going to be epic.
Buckle up, everyone!
is the most batshit insane film of the year and a marked improvement on the first film. It absolutely flies by and Woody Harrelson delivers as Cletus Kasady/Carnage, a villain I've been waiting see in live action for ages. STAY for the end credits!!
— Josh Barton (@bartonj2410)
It’s never safe to leave a movie without watching the credits.
So (NO REVIEW ALLOWED till Sept 30th) butwas a fun movie that better in parts to the ORGINAL. and woody harrelson steal the show I just love him. The action was pretty entertaining but there is 1 scene that will make u go 😱😱 in a good way 😉
— BlackNezzy (@BlackNezzy)
Harrelson’s presence in the trailers alone was incredible, and it looks like he genuinely delivers in the film.
The biggest strength of
Woody Harrelson is relishing as Kletus/Carnage and is perfect for the role.
OH MY GOD STAY FOR THE CREDITS
— Ren Geekness 🔜 @LFF (@RenGeekness)
Seriously, you can’t leave before the credits!
I was lucky enough to be among the first to (finally!) get to seeI adored it. The first Venom is my favorite of the modern MCU films, and makes all the smart next steps, telling a very human and very beautiful story for Eddie Brock.
— Emotionally Invested Tony Khan Stan (@HowieBlingAEW)
Is this fan just hoping for an MCU entrance, or is it further confirmation that the MCU is expanding and Venom is on the guest list?
The envelope is open and I can now say thatwas AMAZING! Andy Serkis' introduction is a high ranking entry in the MCU w/ satisfying answers to some important ?'s. The action continues to be pure bonkers adrenaline & the story actually gets some depths.
— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03)
Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters on October 1st, and you won’t want to miss it.