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Don Cheadle Picked A Funny Favorite Avengers: Endgame Scene

Paul Rudd’s performances as Scott Lang/Ant-Man have been consistent sources of levity and heart that have added so much to these movies. Heck, he’s a big reason why these films are so enduring and endearing. So yeah, I get where Don Cheadle is coming from with this preference. He’s probably just as big a fan of Paul Rudd as I am, honestly. Can’t fault him for that. The guy is a delight.

Which Age Group Goes To The Movies Most Often? You Might Be Surprised

With the rise of exciting original content on streaming platforms to enjoy from the comfort of your couch, and big names moving to places like Netflix to produce their work, you’d think young people have fewer reasons to go out to movie theaters than the demographics with traditions more firmly rooted in the theatrical experience. Yet moviegoers aged 18 to 24 are the biggest age group buying movie tickets. Surprised?

Movie polling service PostTrak surveyed 1.25 million consumers for 1,002 films and found that 25% of tickets sold over the last seven years were bought by teens and early twenty-somethings (via Indiewire). Those under 25 actually made up about half of sold movie tickets. The other half of tickets belonged to those older than 25, with just 11% of ticket stubs belonging to movie fans over 55.

Looks like the movie-going experience very much belongs to the young! The 18 to 24 year-olds were willing to spend up to $20 on tickets even with their $10 Netflix subscriptions sitting there conveniently for them at home. This offers up a nice vote of confidence for studios. A trip to the movie theaters isn’t dying away, and maybe cinemas can successfully coexist with streaming too!

The top six movies of the year are all Disney produced, and sequels or adaptations as well. Some big hits so far this year were live-action remakes Lion King and Aladdin, Marvel’s three offerings, and Toy Story 4. Down at No. 7 is Jordan Peele’s Us, which impressed with $254 million globally. The poll also showed that while movie fans are primarily rating adventure films the highest, horror is second and gaining traction with viewers.

In the survey, about 35% of viewers also said they “frequently” stream movies and television as well. These results seem to note that the large amount of content on platforms such as Netflix and Hulu isn’t exactly stopping movie fans from going to the theaters to enjoy entertainment that way.

Disney is planning to soon launch its own streaming platform called Disney+. They’ll cleverly be tying in their original content with their MCU film slate. This could help balance the scales for fans to switch between theatrical and streaming when choosing their entertainment.

Whew! This survey is a bit of a sigh of relief for traditional theater-goers.

Ryan Gosling’s Meeting With Taika Waititi Launches Thor 4 Rumors

On Friday, Taika Waititi met with Ryan Gosling for lunch in Los Angeles, ahead of the production of Thor: Love and Thunder set to begin in early 2020. Fans naturally jumped to their hopes to see the two-time Oscar nominee join the MCU, but what are the chances the meeting was regarding Thor 4? Below is the pair walking out of the lunch, per Just Jared:

I could see Ryan Gosling signing up for Taika Waititi’s specific brand of storytelling, maybe as a one-off supporting character to add some comedy and color to the world established in Ragnarok. Gosling could take on a role like Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster: a small but memorable performance that didn’t require a huge commitment for Goldblum.

Ryan Gosling currently doesn’t have any project in the works since having a busy last few years as the star of First Man, Blade Runner 2049, La La Land, and The Nice Guys. He also has two children (ages three and four) with Eva Mendes, so he could be taking some time away to focus on family.

Taika Waititi also has another project in the works besides Thor: Love and Thunder as well. He’ll be adapting soccer British documentary Next Goal Wins for Fox Searchlight. Maybe the meeting could be about this project? Next Goal Wins primarily centers on Samoan soccer players and their older coach… so my bet’s on Thor 4 over this drama, even though it’s more Gosling’s M.O.

Waititi recently finished up the script for Thor: Love and Thunder and it already has a packed cast, also including Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. My other reservation about this rumor is it’s quite rare for Marvel news as big as Ryan Gosling joining the MCU to leak so easily.

Ryan Gosling would be a huge and incredible addition to the cast! What do you think? Is the actor being recruited for Thor: Love and Thunder? Sound off in the comments!

Dark Phoenix Officially Ends Run As Lowest-Grossing X-Men Movie: Disney Marketing (Partly) To Blame?

Despite what has been said, some superhero movies do fail. But Dark Phoenix does have its defenders, with some saying they liked it more than X-Men: Apocalypse. I also think it’s going to find a new audience at home, whether on disc, or through future streaming, on TV, whatever. Expectations are now low, so I can imagine people expecting the worst and being pleasantly surprised.

MCU Recruit? Ryan Gosling’s Meeting With Taika Waititi Launches Thor 4 Rumors

On Friday, Taika Waititi met with Ryan Gosling for lunch in Los Angeles, ahead of the production of Thor: Love and Thunder set to begin in early 2020. Fans naturally jumped to their hopes to see the two-time Oscar nominee join the MCU, but what are the chances the meeting was regarding Thor 4? Below is the pair walking out of the lunch, per Just Jared:

I could see Ryan Gosling signing up for Taika Waititi’s specific brand of storytelling, maybe as a one-off supporting character to add some comedy and color to the world established in Ragnarok. Gosling could take on a role like Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster: a small but memorable performance that didn’t require a huge commitment for Goldblum.

Ryan Gosling currently doesn’t have any project in the works since having a busy last few years as the star of First Man, Blade Runner 2049, La La Land, and The Nice Guys. He also has two children (ages three and four) with Eva Mendes, so he could be taking some time away to focus on family.

Taika Waititi also has another project in the works besides Thor: Love and Thunder as well. He’ll be adapting soccer British documentary Next Goal Wins for Fox Searchlight. Maybe the meeting could be about this project? Next Goal Wins primarily centers on Samoan soccer players and their older coach… so my bet’s on Thor 4 over this drama, even though it’s more Gosling’s M.O.

Waititi recently finished up the script for Thor: Love and Thunder and it already has a packed cast, also including Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. My other reservation about this rumor is it’s quite rare for Marvel news as big as Ryan Gosling joining the MCU to leak so easily.

Ryan Gosling would be a huge and incredible addition to the cast! What do you think? Is the actor being recruited for Thor: Love and Thunder? Sound off in the comments!

Spider-Man: Far From Home Dethrones A Bond Movie To Be Sony’s Top Movie Ever

Far From Home is currently the second highest-grossing film of the year in China, with its preceding MCU installment, Avengers: Endgame, leading by a fair amount. Domestically, the film made $185 million during its first six days in theaters, breaking records for both Sony and the Independence Day holiday. Its opening day haul came in at $39.3 million, an insanely impressive box office pull for a Tuesday. On the domestic front, it’s the second-highest grossing live-action Spider-Man film, with the Tobey Maguire-led, Sam Raimi-directed original still holding that coveted top spot. Worldwide, though, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the Spidey movie leader, and the only Spider-Man movie to pass $1 billion.

Taylor Swift Fans Already Have So Many Theories About the Official ‘Lover’ Tracklist

Being a Taylor Swift fan can often feel like working a second job as a private investigator. Swift’s got a, well, reputation for dropping easter eggs in music videos, Instagram posts, and even outfits to clue fans in about her next steps. Her cryptic hints have gone into overdrive during the Lover era, with fans counting palm trees and jacket pins to decode her seventh album—and the list of potential hidden meanings got even longer when Swift released the Lover tracklist.

Swift posted three back-to-back Instagram posts revealing the official tracklist for Lover on Friday, August 16. In a series of posts with her new era’s cotton-candy aesthetic, Swift listed all 18 track titles for the upcoming album, her longest record to date. Naturally, the information embedded in the song titles sent fans spinning—once they could read what the faint title fonts actually said.

Some of the song titles confirmed theories fans have discussed since the first single of the Lover era, “ME!”, dropped in April. “ME!” includes the lyric, “There’s a lot of cool chicks out there.” In the music video, the camera pans to a wall hung with paintings of baby chicks surrounding a painting of iconic country band the Dixie Chicks. Fans took it as a sign that the Dixie Chicks would appear on the album; the Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift further fueled the fire by sending cryptic tweets to one another after the video premiered.

Taylor Swift Fans Already Have So Many Theories About the Official ‘Lover’ Track List

Being a Taylor Swift fan can often feel like working a second job as a private investigator. Swift’s got a, well, reputation for dropping Easter eggs in music videos, Instagram posts, and even outfits to clue fans in about her next steps. Her cryptic hints have gone into overdrive during the Lover era, with fans counting palm trees and jacket pins to decode her seventh album—and the list of potential hidden meanings got even longer when Swift released the Lover track list.

Swift posted three back-to-back Instagram posts revealing the official track list for Lover on Friday, August 16. In a series of posts with her new era’s cotton-candy aesthetic, Swift listed all 18 track titles for the upcoming album, her longest record to date. Naturally, the information embedded in the song titles sent fans spinning—once they could read what the faint title fonts actually said.

Some of the song titles confirmed theories fans have discussed since the first single of the Lover era, “Me!,” dropped in April. “Me!” includes the lyric, “There’s a lot of cool chicks out there.” In the music video, the camera pans to a wall hung with paintings of baby chicks surrounding a painting of iconic country band the Dixie Chicks. Fans took it as a sign that the Dixie Chicks would appear on the album; the Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift further fueled the fire by sending cryptic tweets to one another after the video premiered.

Body-Shamers Are Leaving Toxic Comments on a Photo of Kylie Jenner—Again

Kylie Jenner might be both a billionaire and a high-profile reality TV star, but she’s also a person—a person who’s currently facing a wave of derogatory and inappropriate comments from body-shamers on Instagram. While she’s been celebrating her 22nd birthday in Italy, Jenner’s also been sharing photos from the trip on both her personal account and the official accounts for her many cosmetics and skincare brands. In them, she’s sunning herself in a bikini, joined by a package of her skincare products. Trolls took the photo as permission to make comments about Jenner’s body—specifically, her butt.

Commenters rudely compared Jenner’s curves to a full diaper. “Time to change your diaper, baby girl,” one person said in the comments. “I think your diaper is full,” another commented.

The commentary only went downhill from there. Other users chimed in to question whether Jenner’s body is “natural.” “I remember when you looked like a surfboard,” one said.

One hero emerged from the toxic comment wasteland to set the others in place: “Comments like yours is [sic] what makes people want to do things differently with their bodies,” they wrote.

Of course, one kind comment doesn’t cancel out the damaging effects of several negative ones—and we’ve seen the movie before: Celebrity wears a swimsuit, celebrity decides to take a picture, body-shamers come out of the woodwork to throw in their unnecessary two cents. But frequency doesn’t make this cycle any more excusable.

Nothing about a picture of the media mogul in a swimsuit warrants the comments that body-shamers made (or comments about her body at all), and Jenner doesn’t owe anyone an explanation about procedures she may or may not have had, nor does she deserve gross barbs about her body’s shape on Instagram. If she wants to talk about her body—which she has—she will. Otherwise, let her be.