Batman’s Fist Fight With Parademons
Another reason I admire Batfleck is his dirty, relentlessly brutal, all-out-brawl-style of fighting with which he made mincemeat out of Lex Luthor’s goons in Batman v Superman’s warehouse scene – worth the price of admission alone. Even with that glorious sequence in mind, I was genuinely surprised to see Batman engage in hand-to-hand combat with Parademons in Zack Snyder’s Justice League – worth the price of an HBO Max subscription alone.
Once Justice League finds Steppenwolf under Gotham Harbor interrogating Cyborg’s father, Silas Stone (Joe Morton), they quickly intervene, with Cyborg and Flash helping hostages’ escape while Wonder Woman (a goddess) takes on Steppenwolf with her shield, sword, and, lasso as Batman (technically human) fights off a few Parademons mainly with his fists. Before calling on Alfred (Jeremy Irons) to send the Knightcrawler after taking some damage, he holds his own pretty damn well against the winged, otherworldly beasts, and without much reliance on his utility belt.
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They say that you can connect Kevin Bacon to almost any other actor through mutual movies in six steps or less and, as a frequent player of this game, I can conclude there is some validity to it. The reason being, simply, that the 62-year-old Golden Globe winner is in a lot of really good films, which means a list of the best Kevin Bacon movies would actually take more than just six steps to get through. Case in point, the whopping total of 17 favorites you can watch now on streaming, as a digital rental or purchase, or even to find on Blu-ray and DVD if you still prefer to collect physical media, starting with his feature film debut.
When it first came out in 1988, John Waters’ Hairspray marked a huge change in direction for the filmmaker – a PG movie made in the wake of notorious titles like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, and Polyester. The movie stars Ricki Lake as Tracy Turnblad, a peppy, plus-sized teenager who finds herself with the opportunity to promote integration when she successfully auditions to be a dancer on a TV show. While not exactly a box office smash hit, like many of Waters’ films it wound up gaining a massive cult following, and in 2002 it was adapted as a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
There’s no telling what audiences can expect when they return to Wakanda next year for Black Panther 2. What is clear, though, is that Nate Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Ryan Coogler and the rest of their collaborators are taking great care as they push on and continue the work of the late, great Chadwick Boseman.
Black Panther 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 8, 2022.
Who Is The Mysterious Woman At The End Of Deadly Illusions?
We only see this mysterious woman twice in the film: in video footage after Elaine’s murder and at the Deadly Illusions ending. If all the events in the film are to be taken at face value, then she’s whoever killed Elaine, and likely either Mary or Grace in disguise. Because the woman is only seen like this after she killed Elaine, it’s assumed that Mary or Grace has killed again.
Grace has either killed Mary and escaped the hospital, or Mary has killed Grace and left before anyone discovers her crime. Mary and Grace are both shown wearing a trench coat, so that’s not a good indicator of which one is the woman at the end. The Deadly Illusions ending offers no clear answers on who killed Elaine, because no one confesses to it. It, however, makes more sense if Mary killed Elaine.
Mission: Impossible III was Pegg’s first major non-comedic role. Being a part of the popular franchise alone would be nerve racking but, given all the sources of anxiety he had at that point in time, it makes sense his mini bar would serve as a source of relief for him. In the same interview, Pegg makes it clear he wouldn’t recommend following in his footsteps:
As a fan of the original film, I honestly believe Semmi was probably the best character. Arsenio Hall stole every scene he was in, especially the club scene in which he and Eddie Murphy meet with multiple women. Unfortunately, Hall didn’t wasn’t featured quite as much in Coming 2 America, compared to the original. He did make the most of his time as, much like Murphy, Hall can transform into any character while keeping up the pace and timing of a big-scale film. All in all, Hall performed well in his various roles, but I can’t help but wish there were more Akeem-Semmi interactions in the sequel.
Duncanville Season 2 – May 23, 2021 (Completed)
Duncanville, the Fox adult animated sitcom created by Mike Scully, Julie Thacker Scully, and Amy Poehler, will be returning for a second season showing the adventures (and misadventures) of the titular Duncan (Poehler) on May 23, 2021.
In addition to all the returning voice actors including Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa, and more, Duncanville Season 2 (or at least the premiere episode) will feature a miniature Parks and Recreation reunion with the likes of Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Retta, and Nick Offerman all appearing in some shape or form. This was revealed in a tweet from Mike Scully that also announced Finn Wolfhard would be making a special appearance, though it remains to be seen if he will be full-time fixture or just on for a single episode.
In the last couple of weeks, it has been made pretty damn clear that people have sincerely missed going to the movies. For the last year people have primarily had to feed their film cravings with home video, digital releases, and streaming services, but after an incredibly long year cinemas are finally making a big comeback, and it seems that there are a lot of folks interested in celebrating the occasion. Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong has been the primary recipient of this love, as its opening weekend numbers set records for a mid-pandemic release, and it has continued to succeed in its second Friday-to-Sunday as well – its domestic haul helping to boost its global total to an exciting milestone.
There’s currently no telling when the Rocky IV director’s cut will arrive, as Sylvester Stallone and co. probably have to finalize a few more things first. Still, it looks like things are on the right track, which could mean fans will get to see the alternate version of the film sooner rather than later.
While you wait for the film, you can stream the theatrical version of Rocky IV on HBO Max now.