In 500 Days of Summer, Tom kind of coasts through his relationship with Summer, believing she was the woman of his dreams because she checked these boxes he had in his head about his perfect, imaginary girlfriend. During the movie, there are a number of signs there for the character to look out for, such as Summer stating her disinterest in being more than friends with him multiple times – he chose not to see it because he didn’t want to. When they broke things off, it was “her fault” due to his own bias about what he wanted to happen.
The 2020 remake/reboot of the classic Scooby-Doo, Where are You! series is just the latest in a series of movies that I have put on for my young children (a four-year-old, a two-year-old, and a six-month-old) that I ended up enjoying, and I’m not lying. Sure, there are some pretty wretched kids movies out there, but there are surprisingly some out there with great humor, action, and emotional beats that have left me an emotional wreck by the time the credits roll. Here are just a few of those movies…
News of Naya Rivera’s disappearance on a lake in Southern California sent shockwaves through Hollywood and the Glee fandom this week. Rivera was reported missing after her four-year-old son was found asleep on a drifting pontoon boat on Lake Piru in Ventura County on July 8.
Sadly, officials have announced that the actor is now presumed dead after rescue efforts failed to find her, but a recovery search is still underway.
Fans on social media and friends of the actor have been sharing messages asking for hope and prayers, but many have also been celebrating Rivera’s incredible talent and the joy she brought to so many in her role as Santana Lopez on Glee.
Santana was first introduced in the Glee pilot as one of the popular cheerleaders, alongside Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) and Brittany Pierce (Heather Morris)—and soon her character grew more central to the plot as Rivera was made a full-time cast member in the show’s second season. Through Rivera’s nuanced performance, Santana gradually became an LGBTQ+ icon as her relationship with Brittany blossomed throughout the Fox series, leading to their gorgeous wedding in season six.
Aside from Rivera’s acting chops and undeniable impact on her fans, the actor/singer delivered so many memorable performances that will be remembered and celebrated for many years to come. Here are some of our favorites.
Rivera, Morris, and guest star Gwyneth Paltrow give a moving rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic as Santana starts coming to terms with her feelings for her best friend, Brittany.
“Rumor Has It” / “Someone Like You”
Nobody does a mash-up quite like Glee, and these two Adele hits work wonderfully together, giving Rivera a chance to show off her powerhouse vocals.
“If I Die Young”
Santana performed The Band Perry song during the tribute episode for Finn Hudson and actor Cory Monteith, who died of an overdose in 2013. Rivera’s raw, emotional performance will forever bring us to tears.
“Here Comes the Sun”
Demi Lovato guest starred on season five of Glee as a love interest for Rivera’s character (while Santana and Brittany were on a break, of course). The two performed a lovely version of The Beatles’ classic together.
The staging and arrangement of this Michael Jackson tune are incredible. One of the best Glee numbers of all time. Period.
“La Isla Bonita”
Rivera and Ricky Martin performed a dazzling duet of one of Madonna’s early hits—and the dancing is so great too.
As an extra bonus, here is Rivera’s perfect delivery of Santana’s important monologue about cultural appropriation from the same episode.
We will never forgot Rivera’s performance Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.” Two absolute icons.
There are no words. Sending all of our thoughts and well-wishes to Naya Rivera’s friends and family.
The scene is impressive in and of itself, but we had no idea the actress actually studied up on actual black hole theories for Palm Springs. As Cristin Milioti told Vulture, quantum physics once had a much more prominent place in the script that she practiced for intently, but it didn’t end up making the final cut of the film. The three-page scene was apparently deemed too long, even though it explained the minutiae of a plan that ultimately saved the couple from an infinity of sameness.
On Saturday, Disney World officially welcomed the public back to two of its most famous parks, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. The parks have remained closed since March as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the world, however, after putting new safety guidelines in place, park officials are now allowing guests and employees members to return.
To help fans feel better about visiting a theme park with thousands of strangers amid a global health crisis, Disney thought it may be a neat idea to share a “welcome home” video on their Disney Parks Jobs account. However, it appears that a 30-second feel-good spot has backfired spectacularly on social media, with many calling out the Mouse House for potentially endangering the public and its own staff by opening (though some just thought the video was extremely creepy).
First, take a look at the video yourself.
The video features a handful of employees—known as cast members—saying “welcome home” while sporting the appropriate masks and gloves, but followers were quick to point out that opening seems premature. (I mean, at this point, you can enjoy a bunch of Disney Parks’ famous recipes and treats at home!)
One Twitter user edited the famous Kourtney Kardashian quote, noting “Mickey, there’s people that are dying.”
Another noted that Disney closed its doors on March 16 after Florida hit its 11th case, but decided to reopen on July 10 after Florida hit 11,000 new cases in a single day.
One concerned user suggested that many park cast members potentially have no choice but to return back to work or risk unemployment or financial instability.
Others simply tweeted, “Please don’t,” and “No video has ever made me feel less welcome.” More than one described the video as “dystopian,” especially considering the Storm Trooper appearance at the end.
And the memes. Boy, were there memes in the mentions.
This isn’t the only video Disney released to reassure both guests and cast members that it’s safe to return to the parks. On July 7, Disney also released a health and safety video along with detailed information on its new health and safety guidelines.
“We remain deeply committed to focusing on your well-being when you visit or work at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts,” Dr. Pamela Hymel, Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer, wrote alongside the video, noting the park would only open with reduced capacity but did not state an exact number.
Hymel added that park officials implemented their new health and safety measures with guidance from government and local health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the U.S. Travel Association, and Disney’s own team of health experts.
“From increased cleaning and disinfecting across our parks and resorts, to updated health and safety policies,” she said, “we have reimagined the Disney experience so we can all enjoy the magic responsibly.”
The singer shared the exciting news with her followers on Saturday.
Throughout the past two (coming on three) decades, Mark Wahlberg has established himself as an A-list Oscar-nominated actor/producer through his dedicated work ethic, his collaborations with many high-level directors, including Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Peter Jackson, David O. Russell, Ridley Scott, Adam McKay, and more, and his unexpected acting range. He can play both lighthearted and serious, action-friendly or something more casual, and he’s certainly made some exceptional films throughout his extensive career (and a few not-so-good ones along the way).
Whether you’re looking for a suspenseful drama, a nuanced character study, a buddy comedy, a dynamic thriller, a massive action blockbuster, or practically anything else in-between, Mark Wahlberg has you covered. He’s made a variety of movies throughout his career, and you can watch quite a few of them on various streaming services. If you’re a Mark Wahlberg fan, this is where you can stream some of his biggest movies.
Welp, now I’m never looking at that movie quite the same again. Actors have to do a lot of improvising behind the scenes in order to get through their scenes comfortably, and Captain Kirk’s advice to Jean-Luc was to don some stockings during their long hours on horseback to film a scene together. But Stewart heard him wrong and came to set with the stockings visible over his clothing. And lace too. Where are those photos, Shatner? I need to see that!
I must say, a film buff, and as a guy who reads and pursues history for pleasure, Navy films almost always disappointed me. Because in the 1950s, the technology in order to show them — like Run Silent, Run Deep or The Enemy Below or In Harm’s Way — could only do so much just by the relatively primitive aspects of filmmaking techniques. What you had in them was really great characters. What you had in them was portrayals by actors… Clark Gable and a myriad of the great legends of Hollywood that were put back in uniform (to) relive their days. As far as the actual Naval aspect of it, I must confess that most of, I think, the populace’s understanding of Naval strategy and protocol and behavior really came from the Starship Enterprise and Captain James T. Kirk. “Mr. Sulu, you have the con!” That sort of, that order of a chain of command that would go along with it.
Florence Pugh was candid about the mean-spirited commentary surrounding her personal choices when she joined The Great British Baking Show’s Sue Perkins on her podcast, An Hour Or So With…If Pugh was a minor, this would obviously be a much different conversation, but the Midsommar actress is in her mid-20s and capable of making her own choices at the end of the day. And as she touched upon, having a more mature significant other was perhaps intentional after past experiences with boyfriends her age.