Featuring a stacked supporting cast that includes Brendan Gleeson (as King Duncan), Harry Melling, Ralph Ineson, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Corey Hawkins, The Tragedy Of Macbeth will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival this Friday, but soon after will hit theaters courtesy of A24. Look for it to be a big player in this year’s awards season, and to see all of the features still to come in the rest of the year, head on over to our 2021 Movie Release Calendar.
Shrek 2 (2004)
In this popular sequel to the first film, Shrek 2 follows the titular green ogre, Shrek, his ogre wife, Fiona, and their donkey (named Donkey), as they travel to meet Fiona’s parents for the first time. When Fiona’s family is less than pleased at Shrek being an ogre, he makes a hasty decision with a sketchy fairy that might change the course of their lives forever.
Shrek is definitely one of the most known animated characters of all time, in my opinion, and Shrek 2 is the best sequel to the original film. Julie Andrews plays Queen Lillian, Fiona’s mother, in this film, but the whole Shrek cast is outstanding. Mike Myers is always amazing as Shrek, Eddie Murphy is awesome as Donkey, Cameron Diaz is wonderful as Fiona – and the star, I believe, of this film (next to Julie Andrews, of course), is Jennifer Saunders as the Fairy Godmother. She’s amazing. She can sing “I Need A Hero” to me any day.
Barbara Broccoli: I always felt about Daniel, ‘cause I had seen a lot of things, from Our Friends in the North, and then obviously, Enduring Love and The Mother. And I always felt like whenever he was on the screen, you couldn’t watch anyone else. You’d be interested in the scene stuff, but he just… he’s lit from within. I remember the thing that really set me, and I went, ‘It has to be him,’ was years before anything. It was in Elizabeth, him walking down the corridor. And it was just like, that is the most charismatic person I have ever seen on the screen. So it was clear that he’s a movie star, and a great actor to boot.
Michael G. Wilson: I think to put it in perspective, at this time in Daniel’s career, he wasn’t thought of as a leading man. It was not what people thought of him. They thought he was a great supporting actor, and Barbara and I could see that he was actually a leading man.
F9’s Director’s Cut has a runtime of a hundred forty-nine minutes. That’s about six minutes longer than the theatrical version, which may not sound like a lot, but when you factor in some scenes being 15-30 seconds, it’s quite a bit of extra footage that provides context for the larger film. You can get the Director’s Cut, feature commentary, and so much more when F9 zooms onto 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD September 21.
As you can see, courtesy of the actual scene playing on her laptop, Kyra could be Megan Fox’s long-lost sister. And in case you’re wondering: no, that’s not actually Megan Fox’s co-star Amanda Seyfried acting out the scene with her – it’s fellow TikTok user Rou (@russsah), who also has fans frequently hitting up her DMs to point out her resemblance to the Mamma Mia! star. The pair’s TikTok collab quickly racked up over 2 million views, proving that Jennifer’s Body is still a film worth revisiting.
These days, it seems that most horror movies, are crafted with the intention of leaving the audience wanting more, but I tend to side against the idea of sequels, especially if the film was satisfying enough on its own. However, I have seen a surprisingly good number of scary movies in just the last couple of years that have actually caused me to reconsider my beliefs – such as Candyman, for instance. I will get into a SPOILER ridden explanation of why I think that long-awaited sequel to one of the best horror movies of all time might deserve a follow-up, too, as well as eight other new classics, starting with another 2021 thriller that also warrants a SPOILER WARNING.
Scooby-Doo! And The Monster Of Mexico (2003)
In Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico, the gang decides to travel to Mexico when Fred’s pen-pal, Alejo Otero, invites him to visit him and his family there. After he sends the invitation, a big, long-haired monster begins to terrify the man’s town, called “El Chupacabra.” Now, the gang needs to find out who’s behind this mess, and take down the monster.
As a young, Hispanic girl, I loved this film for the setting and the amazing food that I was jealous Shaggy and Scooby got to eat. As an adult, I can appreciate Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico for it’s twists, mystery, and everything else involved. Plus, I also love that the film ends with El Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as The Day of the Dead, and all the traditions that it follows.
The thing is, out of those 9 films, I would say that at least 8 of them are masterpieces. And if I was going to judge the films alone, I’d probably put Goodfellas at number 1. But I don’t want to do that list. Instead, I’d rather focus on De Niro’s performances in those 9 films. In some of these movies, De Niro is the protagonist, and in others, he’s more of a side character. But in all of them, De Niro acted his heart out, making every last one of them memorable. Are you talking to me?
Oh, and minor spoilers up ahead.
As the queen of Wakanda, Angela Bassett formed a special bond with her onscreen daughter. So, if anybody would know about Letitia Wright’s status, it would be her. Of course, the Oscar nominee gave fans some information. In a recent update on Wright’s health, the 911 star said about her Black Panther 2 co-star:
In Marvel Comics lore, K’un Lun is the mystical city located within a pocket dimension that’s accessible through the Kunlun Mountains in Tibet. Danny Rand’s father, Wendell Rand, found K’un Lun as a boy, and when he became an adult, he organized an expedition back there, bringing along his wife Heather, his son Danny and business partner Harold Meachum. Unfortunately, Harold’s treachery resulted in Wendell and Heather dying, but young Danny was saved by archers guarding K’un Lun and was brought to the city. Over the next decade, Danny trained to become a skilled martial artist and obtained the power of the iron fist by defeating a dragon named Shou-Lao the Undying. Hey, look at that! Not only does K’un Lun have the kind of mystical vibe making it a perfect fit for Tan Lo, it also has its own dragon, just like Yin Nan’s village does.