Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker introduced a slew of new characters to the galaxy far, far away, ranging from the armor-clad Zorii Bliss to the cruel Allegiant General Pryde. However, none arguably made a greater impression than the diminutive Babu Frik. Although the character’s presence was limited, his cute ramblings quickly grabbed fans’ attention. Now, it appears this was also the case on the set.
7. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
While 2004’s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story isn’t exactly Jason Bateman’s movie, he arguably stole several scenes in the role of Pepper Brooks, an ESPN commentator who provides lewd, spacey, and just-plain-absurd feedback about the dodgeball games-at-hand alongside Cotton McKnight (Gary Cole). The role is certainly more goofy and rambunctious than the character’s we’re used to seeing from the actor, but that freedom allows him to be a little looser and, arguably, funnier by fully embodying the sort of wild-and-out side character we rarely get to see him play.
Playing the supporting role back in 2004, when Bateman wasn’t a household name yet, despite starring in the beloved, Emmy award-winning dysfunctional family sitcom, Arrested Development, the TV actor provided quotable one-liners like “it’s a bold strategy, Cotton, let’s see if it pays off for them” and “usually, you pay double for that action, Cotton,” among others. While it’s ultimately a very brief role in the scheme of things for him, this is also one of Bateman’s funniest roles.
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Still, the show of gratitude from one of Britain’s most enduring and iconic entertainment brands is definitely admirable, especially because the upcoming Bond film was one of the first to be directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. No Time To Die, Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond, was originally scheduled to be released on April 10th. It’s now been pushed back to an unspecified date in November. But, of course, a movie’s release is hardly the priority right now — and by focusing on what’s really important, was the right thing for the Bond series to do.
But in a recent video, he actually went out of his way to say that he’s purposely not posting any clips of his personal quarantine workout regime, because he’s trying to be sensitive to what others are going through right now. In the 20 minute long video, he talks about why he made that choice:
When Ethan Hunt is the sole survivor of his IMF team following a botched mission, he’s the top suspect for a mole within the agency. Hunt escaped IMF, and went about looking to clear his name with the help of two disavowed agents, Luther Stickell and Franz Krieger, and the wife of his “deceased” boss Claire Phelps. Claire is later exposed as in on the plot, and that Jim Phelps faked his death and was the actual mole. Ethan’s name is cleared, and he’s given another mission almost instantly on the flight home, which is kind of rude.
An entire army of supporters fight daily to get Zack Snyder’s vision for Justice League restored. (Perhaps you have heard of the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyder Cut?) And every time that Snyder contributes efforts to the DCEU and the movement like this, it fuels the fire of support that he has in the fanbase, and makes the people want to push harder to see what HIS sequel to BvS would have been.
Parks And Recreation (2015)
In the seventh and final season of Parks and Recreation, we finally got to meet the mayor of Pawnee, Indiana, Walter Gunderson, but only after his death and played by an uncredited Bill Murray. At the mayor’s memorial service, a video is played of him giving a final word to his fellow townspeople in which he admits that he never really paid much attention to what happened in the city (not that the citizens ever acknowledged him very often either) which he claims gives him the advantage to take credit for any achievements and blame everyone else for failure. In true Murray cameo fashion, and to quote Adam Scott’s Ben Wyatt, “That was really something.”
Tom Hanks has had a turbulent few weeks since he and wife Rita Wilson were diagnosed with COVID-19 while in Australia, and the internet more than likely rejoiced when it was reported that the two had returned home to Los Angeles. Well, in typical Tom Hanks fashion, “America’s Dad” has now taken to social media to provide yet another update.
What Will The Trench Be Rated?
This is tricky! We don’t know yet what The Trench will be rated, but given their recent history, it’s entirely possible that The Trench will either be PG-13 or R-rated. One might assume The Trench would be PG-13 since that’s what Aquaman was rated, but it could follow suit with the R-rated Birds of Prey, which was a spin-off of the PG-13 Suicide Squad. Also, despite previous incarnations of the character being in PG-13 movies, last year’s Joker was also R-rated as well and notably not kid-friendly.
It should also be noted that most of James Wan’s movies as both a director and producer are traditionally R-rated outside of Aquaman, which might lead to The Trench being R-rated as well. In any case, it’s too early to know one way or the other where The Trench will land, but both ratings are possible.
Things really heat up when Bond gets caught up in pickle with Christoph Waltz’s Blofield, and Keanu Reeves comes to the rescue on a horse to save him. If this was an actual movie, I’d say it was teasing an epic team up between them later in the film, but it’s sadly just a fan-made edit. It’s a funny pairing to see play out yes but, hey, it sold me.