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Sephora Credit Cards Are Coming, and They’ll Have Special Perks

It’s finally happening: Sephora is launching credit cards for shoppers. Best of all? We don’t have that long to wait—the cards will be out this spring. Depending on your level of Sephora addiction, this could either be terrible or brilliant news, but we’re firmly on the latter side, especially now that we know all the perks the company’s building into these magical pieces of plastic.

Allure reports there’s not going to be one company credit card, but three: the Sephora Credit Card, Sephora Visa Credit Card, and Sephora Visa Signature Credit Card. They’re all seen as an extension of the company’s loyalty program and, according to a company statement, will be “taking our client experience to the next level through special access, rewards and perks.”

“The Sephora Credit Card was the natural next step in our loyalty journey, truly adding even more value that our clients can use not only within our stores, but also in their day-to-day lives,” Andrea Zaretsky, Sephora’s senior vice president of customer relations management and loyalty, said in the statement.

According to Allure, customers with the card will get bonus perks—what, specifically, these are is still TBD—in addition to those they get from already being in the Beauty Insider program.

As mentioned, the credit cards will make their debut in the spring, but some might have to wait a little longer than others to get one: They’ll be available in “select markets” first, Allure reports, and then expanding throughout the U.S. and online over time.

The company’s been on a roll lately: This announcement comes on the heels of Sephora reworking their Beauty Insider program to dish out more rewards to customers and allowing customers to use multiple discount codes when they check out online. More perks, more discounts, and now credit cards so we don’t have to wait until payday for that pedicure polish anymore? Into it.

Sephora’s Introducing Credit Cards—and They’ll Come With Perks

It’s finally happening: Sephora is launching credit cards for shoppers. Best of all? We don’t have that long to wait—the cards will be out this spring. Depending on your level of Sephora addiction, this could either be terrible or brilliant news, but we’re firmly on the latter side, especially now that we know all the perks the company’s building into these magical pieces of plastic.

Allure reports there’s not going to be one company credit card, but three: the Sephora Credit Card, Sephora Visa Credit Card, and Sephora Visa Signature Credit Card. They’re all seen as an extension of the company’s loyalty program and, according to a company statement, will be “taking our client experience to the next level through special access, rewards and perks.”

“The Sephora Credit Card was the natural next step in our loyalty journey, truly adding even more value that our clients can use not only within our stores, but also in their day-to-day lives,” Andrea Zaretsky, Sephora’s senior vice president of customer relations management and loyalty, said in the statement.

According to Allure, customers with the card will get bonus perks—what, specifically, these are is still TBD—in addition to those they get from already being in the Beauty Insider program.

As mentioned, the credit cards will make their debut in the spring, but some might have to wait a little longer than others to get one: They’ll be available in “select markets” first, Allure reports, and then expanding throughout the U.S. and online over time.

The company’s been on a roll lately: This announcement comes on the heels of Sephora reworking their Beauty Insider program to dish out more rewards to customers and allowing customers to use multiple discount codes when they check out online. More perks, more discounts, and now credit cards so we don’t have to wait until payday for that pedicure polish anymore? Into it.

Will Goose The Cat Be In Avengers: Endgame? Captain Marvel Hero Is Everywhere Else

We have tons of burning questions in anticipation of Avengers: Endgame next month, but an unexpected one has recently been considered by fans of the MCU. Will Captain Marvel scene-stealer Goose the cat make a comeback in the upcoming film? The adorable Flerken did prove himself to have a “high threat level” in the recent release, and the universe could probably use all the help it can get after Thanos’ snap.

Goose was already stealing hearts prior to the Captain Marvel release, as he showed his star power on massive character posters in movie theaters and billboards just about everywhere. Since the movie opened, the Flerken has been the talk of the film and Twitter town too, as the character received infectious smiles and “awws” during showings.

Goose has led fans to place the cat in Endgame themselves. Take a look at this marvelous piece of Photoshop work from Twitter user @andyvenom which has gone viral:

There he is looking cute as ever, replacing all the faces of the Avengers stars in the most recent Endgame poster. Cats have quite the track record of playing well on the internet, so Goose being the star of memes following his introduction to the MCU isn’t too surprising. But following Nick Fury’s hilarious eye reveal, fans aren’t discounting the Flerken’s potential impact in Endgame if he does return.

This is some startling evidence, Marvel fans. Could it be? Do Thanos and Goose have a history? It would certainly be hilarious if Marvel decided to give Goose a larger role or backstory like this in the established universe. Since Captain Marvel is set to lead the MCU moving forward, why wouldn’t her Flerken friend also make some big moves? Here’s another gem from Twitter concerning Goose and Endgame:

Marvel Studios is even highlighting Goose in their marketing for the movie, still in theaters. Check it out:

What could be telling is the studio’s decision to use the quote “Goose deserves a franchise.” Will they cash in on giving audiences what they are publicizing that the cat deserves? Hopefully the character will at least get a spinoff (animated?) series in the future, perhaps on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

Goose is a character from the Captain Marvel comics named Chewie, though the filmmakers decided to change it to feel more distinctly from the ‘90s era. Flerkens can devour prey with their tentacle-like open mouths, which also contain pocket dimensions.

Do you think Goose will have a role in Avengers: Endgame to meet the rest of the team? Tell us in the comments below.

Technically, Mark Hamill Did Just Share A Star Wars: Episode IX Trailer

Mark Hamill has had it up to Hoth with Star Wars fans asking him about the Star Wars: Episode IX trailer. So, in typical cheeky fashion, the Luke Skywalker star gave fans what they were asking for — just not exactly what they wanted:

Well, yeah. That is a trailer. And apparently it was on the Star Wars set when they were filming. So, technically, yes, Mark Hamill shared a Star Wars: Episode IX trailer on Twitter. It’s just not the Star Wars: Episode IX trailer fans are eager to see.

It may not have been the droid fans were looking for, but it was kind of a boss Jedi move to respond to trailer demands with that post. Approve, Yoda would.

But now we have to talk about Master Hamster. Why hasn’t he changed his social media profile to Master Hamster yet? And when is someone going to take this idea and give us a mashup Star Wars trailer starring hamsters? [Does quick Internet search and discovers this.] If you go back and rewatch the Star Wars movies, your mind should now automatically add “Hamster” after every “Master” reference.

In all seriousness, though, Master Hamster is right to tell his Padawans to exercise patience. It’s possible a Star Wars: Episode IX trailer will come in April via Star Wars Celebration 2019. If not, the trailer may be tied to Avengers: Endgame‘s release in theaters. If not, the trailer will just have to arrive at some point before the movie opens on December 20. That’s it. Those are the options.

Star Wars: Episode IX has finished filming at this point, as the culmination of the Skywalker Saga. The movie has an actual title, which may be announced at the same time as the first trailer. In the meantime, Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) has been doling out little teases during promotion for his new Netflix movie Triple Frontier.

Mark Hamill has also been entertaining Padawans in interviews and on social media, beyond posting goofy trailer jokes. He’s opened up about his feelings on favorite past Star Wars scenes, discussed his recurring fight with Carrie Fisher, and shared his disappointment that Luke, Leia, and Han never got to have a full reunion in the new trilogy.

An obsession with trailers is not new to fans, or exclusive to Star Wars movies, but Episode IX is the end of the Saga and it has been shrouded in secrecy so far. It’s understandable that fans are curious to see what footage Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is willing to show them in his return to the director’s chair. For now, we just have Mark Hamill’s trailer. As we wait for more, keep up with the upcoming releases with our 2019 movie date schedule.

When Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 Might Open

In an absolutely shocking move, Disney yesterday rehired James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn was fired from his position last year after poor-taste decade-old social media posts resurfaced. Fans, filmmakers, and actors voiced their displeasure over the decision at the time. Now, Gunn is back in the director’s chair, but this does raise some questions about when Vol. 3 will hit theaters.

After James Gunn was let go by Disney, it wasn’t that long until Warner Bros. scooped him up to write and direct the Suicide Squad reboot. It was a big story at the time that one of Marvel’s most prominent directors made the jump to DC. Even though Gunn is back with Marvel, his Suicide Squad movie is reportedly still on, and Marvel is willing to wait for Gunn to wrap that project to finally move forward with Vol. 3.

The Suicide Squad is currently expected to begin filming this fall with a release date set for August 2021. That means Gunn probably won’t be able to start production for Vol. 3 until either late 2021 or early 2022. Marvel’s normal production schedule usually takes about one year, so that puts Vol. 3 in theaters by 2023 — six years after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Thankfully, there may already be some shortcuts Vol. 3 can take. James Gunn had already finished the script before he was fired. There are no doubt some rewrites and tweaks still left to be done, but at least there’s a complete draft of the screenplay.

Of course, this is all assuming that The Suicide Squad keeps its release date and shooting schedule. Whether or not that gets pushed backward or forward really impacts what Vol. 3 will do and how much focus James Gunn can devote to it.

As of now, Marvel doesn’t have any films slated to release in 2023. It has three films slated for 2022, but it’s unclear which of its in-development projects will be attached to the dates. The other films that Marvel has in the pipeline are Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2, and the inevitable but still unannounced Captain Marvel 2. A movie like Guardians 3 will likely need that prime May real estate, so we will have to wait and see how Marvel’s schedule shakes out.

There used to be a big question mark on Guardians 3, but now it’s just a little bit smaller as fans can relax knowing the franchise is back in James Gunn’s hands. We’ll be paying close attention to how this all shakes out so stick with CinemaBlend and we’ll keep you updated.

Oscar-Winning Bohemian Rhapsody Editor Wishes He Could Recut Mocked Meeting Scene

Bohemian Rhapsody has found incredible success as the highest-earning music biopic worldwide, and as a four-time Oscar winner. The movie centering around Queen’s history as a band swept most of the technical categories at the Academy Awards, including Best Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Film Editing. The latter has been most heavily criticized online for its win, especially for the cut of the band’s first meeting with manager John Reid, which became a viral example of Oscar “injustice” on Twitter.

John Ottman, who was Bohemian Rhapsody’s editor, received a ton of honors during awards season. He was recently told of a viral video specifically criticizing the editing of that band meeting scene. Here was his reaction:

The Bohemian Rhapsody editor told The Washington Post that the restaurant scene was one of the few scenes shot by Dexter Fletcher shortly after previous director Bryan Singer was fired from the film. Some of the storyline was reordered, leading to a reshoot of the meeting between the band and their manager outside a London pub. Check out the scene found all over Twitter after the Oscars in all of its glory below:

Feeling that whiplash? The flashy cut switches in this scene in particular caused an outcry over the internet, all questioning how the movie won an Oscar for Best Editing. John Ottman said he was under pressure to get the first act of Bohemian Rhapsody moving quickly, so some scenes ended up looking this way.

Later, when the movie was screened for test audiences, their feedback indicated they enjoyed learning about the band in their early years. So Ottman went back over those scenes and slowed them down. However, due to time constraints, he didn’t get to do the same for the now much-mocked meeting scene. The editor certainly seems to regret it now looking back, per his recent words.

A recent video by Thomas Flight breaks down just why the Bohemian Rhapsody restaurant scene in question, and many of the other dialogue scenes, have terrible editing. Take a look:

You know there’s something wrong when a simple dialogue scene has 60 cuts in under two minutes – more than an action sequence in Transformers: The Last Knight. The video breaks down some major problems with the editing in Bohemian Rhapsody, along with why it may have been recognized for it by the Academy – because it’s noticeable. Though the YouTuber notes great movie editing is often not easy to detect.

The 2019 Best Film Editing honor isn’t the only Oscar winner that has been criticized this year. Best Picture going to Green Book has also perplexed moviegoers, along with First Man over Avengers: Infinity War for Best Visual Effects.

Did you notice Bohemian Rhapsody’s flashy editing and did it bother you when you watched it? Sound off in the comments below!

Five Feet Apart Reactions Highlight The Divide Between Fans And Critics

Sometimes fans and critics just don’t agree, resulting in some wildly different opinions on a single movie. Thankfully, there isn’t just one right opinion and everyone else is wrong, but it’s interesting to see what films can cause such different takes. The latest is Five Feet Apart, a young adult romance drama that audiences seem to love while critics were much less hot for it.

Five Feet Apart stars Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse as two people with cystic fibrosis who enter a relationship but have to stay five feet apart from each other at all times to avoid cross infection.

The film opened in theaters this weekend, and for the most part critics haven’t been too smitten. Five Feet Apart has received mostly middling reviews, with critics writing that although the film features some strong performances (notably from Haley Lu Richardson), it gives in to too many cliches. The film is at 54% on Rotten Tomatoes at this point, but audiences are having much stronger reactions to the romance drama.

The audience score is currently at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, highlighting the divide between audiences and critics on this one. I personally tend not to place too much trust in user reviews, but fans are ranking it pretty high on other review aggregators. CinemaScore, which solely measures the audience’s perception of a film, gave Five Feet Apart an “A” ranking, which really good. It’s important to remember that CinemaScore surveys people right after they’ve seen the movie, so it usually gets them at their most passionate.

I don’t think that it’s too surprising that there’s a divide on this one. Five Feet Apart is clearly going for a specific demographic, which critics don’t seem to belong to. So, you could view this as the film playing well with the audience it was made for, but doesn’t do much to appeal to others.

The more interesting reaction might be in the cystic fibrosis community. Evidently, those who possess the disease at the center of the film are mixed. According to Cystic Fibrosis News Today, some like the film and believe that it will bring a lot more awareness to their disease. However, others are insulted because they view the film as a way to profit from a disease.

The cystic fibrosis community is also divided on the portrayal of living life with the actual disease. Apparently, the movie only shows patients who are very ill, and not the ones who go on to lead successful lives. Additionally, the rule is that you have to stay six feet away from someone, not five.

You can decide where you fall on Five Feet Apart, which is out in theaters everywhere. For everything else premiering this year, be sure to check out our 2019 movie release guide.

Jordan Peele’s Us Has A 100% Rotten Tomatoes Score Ahead Of Opening

There are not really any huge new releases in theaters this weekend, with studios giving the MCU’s Captain Marvel a wide berth, but next weekend Jordan Peele is back with Us. The eagerly anticipated sophomore film from the writer-director of Get Out has a lot to live up to after that successful and Oscar-winning film, and signs are good it will do just that. Us has already screened and it is currently sitting at a sterling 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Us opened the 2019 South by Southwest Film Festival last week and immediately the reactions were extremely positive. The movie was trending in the right direction. Full reviews paint a clearer picture, though, and those have proven to be very encouraging that Us is anything but a sophomore slump. The rare and exciting 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes for Us is coming from a healthy 55 reviews to date, with more to come upon the film’s release.

The 100% score is impressive and definitely should get horror fans and film fans in general hyped to see this movie, but the chances that the score stays perfect are not great. Films that maintain a 100% on the Tomatometer with hundreds of reviews counted (like Paddington 2) are exceedingly rare. There’s always a contrarian or two for whom a film just does not work, or maybe they just like to watch the world burn.

Even the critically lauded Get Out couldn’t stay perfect, finishing up with a 98% with 347 reviews counted. The often misunderstood and maligned Rotten Tomatoes scores aren’t the be all end all arbiter of a film’s quality. But what we can take from the score for Us as it stands is that those who have seen the movie like it and that’s a positive sign that it will be worth your time as well.

The reviews and early reactions have also teased that unlike Get Out, which was dubbed a “social thriller,” Us is a genuinely terrifying horror film. Based on what CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell said about the film, this is a movie you’ll want to steer clear of spoilers for and something you’ll need to watch again once you recover.

The buzz and current perfect Rotten Tomatoes score for the new horror film from the director of Get Out can only help Us, which will be next weekend’s biggest new release. The R-rated Us is tracking at making between $40 million and $45 million opening weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That’s up a bit from early tracking that had it in the $35-$40 million range. For comparison Get Out opened to $33.3 million.

Us tells the tale of a family contending with their murderous doppelgängers and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winson Duke, Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

Us opens in theaters on March 22. Check out our 2019 release schedule for all the other movies you can look forward to this year.

Here’s What Taylor Swift Really Thinks About Kanye West’s “Famous” Video

When Kanye West released the song and video for “Famous” in 2016, he instantly reignited his feud with Taylor Swift. You know the one that started when he hopped on stage at the 2009 VMAs and interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech—and peaked in 2016 when West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, called her a liar—and had the receipts for it? Well, the beef that launched a million snake emojis lives on thanks to a simple “like” on Instagram.

The most recent chapter gives us insight into what Swift really thinks about the video, which showed a naked lookalike wax figure of her in bed next to West, along with 10 other nude figures including Donald Trump, Amber Rose, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Bill Cosby. West’s song features the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex…Why? I made that bitch famous.” The beef kicked off again because West said he got approval from Swift to use the lines, which Swift denied before Kardashian released recordings on Snapchat that appeared to show Swift greenlighting the “might still have sex” line (she says she didn’t give the go-ahead for the “that bitch” line).

And that brings us to this week, when a Twitter user wrote, “The famous music video was straight up revenge porn. not to mention putting abuse victims next to their abusers and celebrating sexual assaulters. it was disgusting and he doesn’t get enough crap for it.” The tweet was screenshotted and shared on Instagram where it was then liked by one Taylor Alison Swift. Given that Swift is pretty masterful in the way she uses social media, it’s not a stretch to assume that her “like” means she agrees with the statement.

The caption on Instagram expanded even further on the issue: “It’s so weird to see how Kanye got away with putting realistic depictions of naked celebrities in his video. I was reading comments the other day and people said they didn’t like Taylor because she ‘uses songs to humiliate her ex boyfriends’, we know that’s not true but isn’t it strange that they don’t apply that same logic to a man putting a naked woman in his music video that’s been viewed millions of times because he just doesn’t like her.”

That’s not the first time in recent weeks that Swift has appeared to address the drama with West. “A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans,” she wrote in a recent essay for Elle.”It’s the stadium tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.’ It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it.”

Who wants to bet we hear even more on Swift’s rumored seventh album?

The 7 Best Foot Peels and Masks for Smooth Feet

Spring is right around the corner, which means our feet have seen some things these past four months. Boot season often goes together with rough calluses and cracked heels. That said, spring’s footwear isn’t all that better: mules and slides (two of this year’s biggest trends clack against the backs of your feet, leaving them hard and tough after too much wear. Fortunately, thanks to the phenomenon of Baby Foot—the Internet-loved foot peel that’s equal parts life-changing and disgusting—there are more options than ever for you to give your feet the baby-soft feel of a salon treatment at home; no scrubbing required.

The most popular are chemical peels. Similar to the ones for your face, most contain alpha hydroxy acids and fruit enzymes to dissolve dead skin until it literally sheds off your feet. (There’s a reason people compare Baby Foot to snake skin.) But if you’d rather not spend the first weeks of spring hiding your feet in boots, that’s where masks come in. Formulated with hydrating oils and extracts, they penetrate deep into rough spots to soften and repair skin.

To see how all the new top-rated options stack up, we called on Glamour editors who know a thing or two about cute shoes and tough commutes to give the latest foot masks and peels a test run. Here’s how our feet fared.