Where American Vandal Might Land Now That Netflix Cancelled It

The Netflix bloodbath continues! The streaming giant has cancelled another reasonably high-profile project. American Vandal is the latest show to get the axe, meaning that Netflix is down one of its most unique comedy series. The scripted true crime spoof landed a healthy fanbase after its first two seasons, and those fans will undoubtedly be bummed that the show is no more… for now, at least. The series will be shopped around to other platforms to potentially be revived elsewhere than Netflix.

Producers at CBS TV Studios are already fielding calls for an American Vandal revival to bring a third anthology season to the small screen, according to THR. Show producers were reportedly already working on Season 3, so the folks behind the scenes wouldn’t need to scramble for a pitch to another platform or network. A big question is where American Vandal could fit.

American Vandal definitely earned its fair share of fans with the streaming format, even if there may not have been enough fans for Netflix to keep it around. That said, Netflix didn’t comment on whether viewership played a part in the decision to axe the comedy. Instead, the streaming giant simply expressed gratitude to the American Vandal team and fans for embracing the show’s “unique and unconventional humor.” If another platform is looking for that kind of humor, why not pick up American Vandal?

Releasing on a streaming service could be best for a show like American Vandal. Without the restrictions that impact shows on traditional broadcast and basic cable networks, American Vandal could retain its hilariously crude and irreverent style for a third season. Amazon is no stranger to picking up shows that were cancelled elsewhere, and it has been steadily picking up steam as a place to be for streaming content.

Although Netflix is still king of the streaming game, Amazon has found great success with projects like the critically-acclaimed Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the popular Jack Ryan. Amazon also isn’t restricting itself to a single genre. In addition to comedy and action, Amazon is exploring fantasy with its massive Lord of the Rings endeavor, not to mention sci-fi with the Expanse revival. A third season of American Vandal could be a fun addition to the Amazon lineup and perhaps draw some Netflix subscribers to give Amazon a shot.

If not Amazon, then why not Hulu? Hulu has also experienced a boost in its profile in recent years, largely thanks to The Handmaid’s Tale and its many awards. Hulu similarly has a history of saving cancelled series, such as The Mindy Project after it was cancelled by Fox. The streaming service has also explored a variety of genres, ranging from the horror of the Stephen King-inspired Castle Rock to the futuristic sci-fi landscape of The First.

If we’re sticking with streaming service options, why not YouTube Red? YouTube’s streaming service is still very new compared to the big three streamers, so any single addition to its lineup is a big deal. This service could undoubtedly use all the subscribers it can get, and picking up American Vandal could certainly attract some Netflix consumers. Perhaps American Vandal is just the kind of series to fit in a lineup with shows like Cobra Kai and Dallas & Robo.

All of this said, we don’t need to entirely rule out American Vandal being rescued by a non-streaming platform. While it’s quite unlikely that it could end up on a broadcast network, HBO could be a decent fit. As HBO fans can attest, the premium cable network doesn’t hold back on what its shows can tackle. American Vandal could presumably air just fine on HBO, if HBO wanted to give the order. HBO has been looking to compete with Netflix in the wake of the Time Warner sale to AT&T.

We’ll have to wait and see. At this point, there’s not even a guarantee that American Vandal will get a second life after its cancellation from Netflix. After all, Netflix is usually the platform fans petition to renew their favorite series, and shows such as Lucifer prove that it sometimes works. We don’t really see other platforms picking up cancelled Netflix shows, although it is possible that Iron Fist could be back on a different streamer.

For now, you can watch (or rewatch) the first two seasons of American Vandal streaming on Netflix, and be sure to check out our 2018 Netflix premiere guide for streaming options coming up in the not-too-distant future.

Someone Transcribed N’Jobu’s Journal From Black Panther, And It’s Heartbreaking

Amongst all the stunning reasons why Black Panther will go down in history as one of the best MCU films, the backstory of the film’s villain Erik “Killmonger” Stevens is high on the list. Sometimes the development of a movie’s antagonist is just as important as its hero, and the emotional unveiling of the motivations of Michael B. Jordan‘s character contributed to giving Black Panther a powerful message.

In the third act of the film when Killmonger forcefully becomes King of Wakanda, he enters the Ancestral Plane to see his late father N’Jobu just as T’Challa does in the beginning of Black Panther. Killmonger sees his father before him in the same room where N’Jobu died at the hand of his brother, T’Chaka. Killmonger then opens his dad’s journal, where he grabs a necklace holding a ring and puts it around his neck before having an emotional moment with N’Jobu. YouTube user Aznmarty256 (via Reddit) took the time to pause when Killmonger is sifting through N’Jobu’s journal and transcribe exactly what he wrote to his son. Take a look:

Prince N’Jobu Ungubani, played by Sterling K. Brown, moved from the confines of Wakanda to Oakland, California to serve as an outside spy for the country. He met and fell in love with an American woman, who was later revealed to be in prison when N’Jobu died by Ryan Coogler. The film’s director said in the film’s commentary that during the prologue when N’Jobu and Zuri were speaking before T’Chaka appears, they were trying to figure out how to break her out of prison. While N’Jobu grew up in luxury of Wakanda, when he set up his family life in Oakland, he was faced with the black community’s struggles in America.

This heartbreaking letter shows the guilt N’Jobu feels now becoming tied to his new home in California, which likely lead him to steal from his own, but plentiful home country of Wakanda. As shown in Black Panther, N’Jobu was caught by his brother and accidentally killed by him in an altercation. These events lead to the rise of his son N’Jadaka (Killmonger). The villain grew up without parents and had little to go on besides a journal entry such as this. Killmonger likely spent his whole life reading these over and over, thinking of a way to do right by his father. He, however, became very vengeful and violent, leading to an unhappy ending for him.

Killmonger’s story brought up an especially significant message that ultimately lead to Black Panther making the decision to work with other countries and improve life for black communities besides those living in the fantastical Wakanda. The letter transcription shows how thought-out the story is and gives us a window into the mind of Killmonger’s father, N’Jobu.

Beautiful Boy Review

Felix Van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy has all the ingredients of a great film. It has a unique source material, adapted from two separate memoirs about the same story; features a naturally heavy narrative about addiction and its consequences; and is fronted by two incredibly talented, Academy Award-nominated actors. From the outside it looks like slam dunk, and a devastating one at that. However, actually watching the movie offers a different perspective, as while there is a lot to appreciate about what plays out on screen, it ultimately amounts to “good” instead of “great.”

Adapted by Luke Davies and Felix Van Groeningen, Beautiful Boy unfolds the true story of David (Steve Carell) and Nic Sheff (Timothee Chalamet), a father and son struggling with the very real horrors of drug addiction. Nic has spent his entire adult life hooked on heroin and crystal meth, and sacrifices basically everything he cares about in his pursuit of continuing his habit. David, meanwhile, struggles to understand the torturous conflict in which his child is trapped, and is left not knowing whether or not he should continue his support.

Playing out in a non-linear narrative, the film follows Nic as he experiences the cycle of addiction, rehabilitation, relapse, and readmission; while David goes to some extreme lengths in order to try and reconnect with the boy he has lost to poison.

Beautiful Boy is at its best when it is fully taking advantage of its two greatest assets, and becomes what it really should be: a vehicle for Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet to get really raw and showcase some true emotion. While it’s admittedly somewhat tough not to think about it as thoroughly depressing The Office fan fiction — as Amy Ryan plays David’s ex-wife, with whom he’s constantly sparring over the phone — Carell delivers what is his best dramatic performance since Foxcatcher, and beautifully expresses all of the fear, anger, and depression of his character through the narrative.

Chalamet, meanwhile, further solidifies the impressive reputation he has earned since his stunning performance in Call Me By Your Name. As brutal and horrible as Nic’s actions can be in the movie, you sympathize and want to see growth because Chalamet wears his heart on the outside in this role.

As great as Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet are, though, what’s missing from Beautiful Boy is anything particularly special that makes it stand out from the other hard-hitting, drug-centric big screen stories we’ve seen starring big name actors. It definitely feels like the non-linear structure is a straight attempt to mix things up, but not only does it still feel mostly rote, it can sometimes be temporarily confusing. We’ve seen these narrative beats play out hundreds of movies and television shows before, and in this case one could argue it’s hurt by being a true story because knowing anything about the source material on which the film is based gives you immediate insight to what plays out in the end.

There are some key sequences in the movie that stand out, such as David actually trying crystal meth in an attempt to better understand his son, but even that isn’t treated with any particular flair or unique style. You watch the film wanting more from it, and that alone is enough to take you out of the experience enough to disengage emotionally.

Cynical as it may sound, Beautiful Boy is a drama that is typical in theaters this time of year, as it will surely be aiming to pick up some accolades and hardware that will help it stand out as one of 2018’s best. That being said, this is a movie that is only going to play in the performance categories. It’s an easy film to appreciate, as there are thousands of people out there who can relate to the experience of the characters, but there’s a pretty big gap between that and it being something legitimately special.

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What’s Happening With Labyrinth 2, According To The Director

While the original Labyrinth wasn’t a huge hit, it’s become so popular in the ensuing years that calling it a cult classic doesn’t seem accurate. It’s a legitimately popular and well-loved film. As such, one can be sure that people are very interested in the follow-up movie that was announced a couple of years ago. While things have been largely quiet of late, director Fede Alvarez recently confirmed the project is ongoing. There’s even a completed script for the new movie. According to Alvarez…

Fede Alvarez has been busy working on the upcoming The Girl in the Spider’s Web and it sounds like he himself hasn’t had the new Labyrinth movie at the forefront of his mind, but that may be about to change. While we knew Guardians of the Galaxy scribe Nicole Perlman was working on a script this is the first we’ve heard there’s a completed draft though, that doesn’t mean they have a final script ready to go.

The other thing that Fede Alvarez confirms to Fandango is that the new movie will be a direct sequel to the original film. Originally the rumor about the new Labyrinth movie was that it was to be a remake. Then came word that it would not reboot the franchise, but it still wasn’t clear if the new film would simply be set in the same world or actually be connected to the original film. It seems that it will be.

It’s been more than three decades since the original Labyrinth was something of a box office disappointment. Jim Henson was best known for the Muppets and while the movie used the same puppetry techniques, it was a much more mature and serious story. However, as new generations have found the film, it has only grown in popularity. David Bowie’s iconic performance as the Goblin King is only one of the reasons.

The fact that Alvarez says “we’ll see where that goes” makes it sound like this project isn’t quite a sure thing yet, but it is something people are trying to make happen. Even Alvarez admits that right now he’s still focused on his current film, and whether the new Labyrinth movie will be his next project or not remains to be seen.

Could we see a grown-up Toby going back to the world where he was once nearly lost? Will Jennifer Connelly be back as Sarah? We’ll have to wait and see what this Henson fantasy world looks like after so many years. I’m cautiously optimistic.

Yes, Rambo’s Got An Even Bigger Knife This Time Around

When Sylvester Stallone’s John Rambo returns in Rambo 5, he will be something of a different Rambo than we are used to seeing. We’ve seen images of Sylvester Stallone on set in cowboy attire, reflecting the retired vet’s new life working on a ranch. But fear not, this will still be the Rambo you know and love and as such the army of one will again be carrying perhaps his biggest knife yet. Check it out.

That is a big damn knife; if it were much longer and it would qualify for sword status. Sylvester Stallone calls Rambo’s new knife the ‘Heartstopper’ and it looks like it could stop the heart of a dragon so if I had to guess he won’t be slicing onions with it in the new movie.

Based on Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram, that serious knife appears have been designed by Dietmar Pohl of Pohl Force Knives, and he definitely made a knife that looks worthy of the Rambo heritage. This actually marks a return to this type of giant fixed-blade knife for the character, after he used a makeshift machete in 2008’s Rambo.

In his post, Sylvester Stallone also says “you just don’t turn it off.” I’m pretty sure that knife will turn off pretty much anything it touches but what Sly is actually referencing here is a line from First Blood, the 1982 film that started this series.

In that film, Col. Trautman is trying to convince Rambo to surrender, telling him that it’s over, to which Rambo responds that it is not over and “you just don’t turn it off.” In saying this he was making it clear that although he wasn’t the one who started this war and he didn’t draw first blood, he will be the one to finish it.

The weary vet has shed his share of blood and just wants to live a quiet life, but once you’ve pushed him to the point where he’s picking up that knife, there’s no turning him off and you’ve just got to deal with the consequences. This doesn’t bode particularly well for Rambo’s enemies in what might be his last battle.

The plot of Rambo 5 will see the war vet crossing the border into Mexico to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a friend. This puts him in the path of a deadly cartel led by Sergio Peris-Mencheta’s Hugo Martinez. Rambo 5 also stars Paz Vega as one of Rambo’s allies in the film.

A release date has not been set for Rambo 5 but it is expected to draw blood sometime in 2019. That’s just one of the many anticipated titles that should be heading to theaters next year. Check out some of the others in our 2019 release schedule.

Looks Like Namor The Sub-Mariner Could Finally Appear In The MCU

Although characters like Spider-Man, Hulk and the X-Men usually come to mind first when thinking about Marvel Comics, it was actually Namor the Sub-Mariner that arguably kicked off this epic mythology when he debuted in April 1939, months before the Golden Age Human Torch and Captain America were introduced. However, over the years it’s been unclear if the Marvel Cinematic Universe could use the character, but apparently we’ve now reached a point where there aren’t any issues with bringing him in.

While speaking with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, reporter Erick Weber learned that the Marvel Cinematic Universe could make an appearance in the MCU. However, before any of you start celebrating, Feige added that he and the MCU brass are still figuring out if and when the Atlantean hero will show up. In other words, there aren’t any concrete plans for Namor just yet, but it’s still good to know that MCU has access to him.

In the 2000s, Universal Pictures started developing a Namor the Sub-Mariner, but nothing ever surfaced with that (pun slightly intended). By 2014, Kevin Feige said that the film rights to the character had reverted to Marvel Studios, but there were contracts and deals that still needed to be sorted out. Earlier this year, Feige maintained that there were still “complications” in play (similar to the issues surrounding another solo Hulk movie), but evidently in the months since then those have been solved if Feige says there’s thought being poured into what to do with Namor.

For those unfamiliar with Namor the Sub-Mariner, like DC’s Aquaman, he is the son of a human father and an Atlantean woman, the latter being the daughter of Emperor Thakorr. Unlike Aquaman, rather than being raised on the surface, Namor grew up in Atlantis and eventually became the prince of the underwater nation. Officially classified as a mutant in the comics, Namor’s powers include super strength, breathing underwater, an extended life span and using the tiny wings on his ankles to fly.

Another thing that distinguishes Namor the Sub-Mariner from Aquaman is that rather than fit firmly in the superhero category, he treads the anti-hero line more. There are times where he’s protected humanity, but on other occasions, he’s attacked the surface to exact vengeance for perceived crimes against Atlantis. Outside of the comics, Namor has appeared in numerous animated TV shows and video games, but obviously featuring him in the MCU would introduce him to a lot of people.

Whether Namor the Sub-Mariner were to lead his own movie in the MCU or have a supporting role in another, I think it’s definitely worth bringing him during Phase 4 or beyond. We’ve had plenty of Marvel movies set on Earth, but none have delved into the mysteries that lie in its oceans. Just like what Aquaman is doing for the DC Extended Universe, Namor can open up a brand-new realm to explore in this franchise.

It’s also worth noting that ever since Namer was re-introduced in the Silver Age of Comics in Fantastic Four #4, he’s had particularly close ties with Marvel’s First Family. Since the Fantastic Four and X-Men properties will be integrated into the MCU once the Disney-Fox deal is in effect, maybe Namor could appear in a Fantastic Four movie, and then branch off his own later down the line (similar to what was being planned for the Silver Surfer after Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer).

We here at CinemaBlend will be sure to let you know about any updates concerning Namor the Sub-Mariner appearing in the MCU. In the meantime, look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what this franchise has in development.

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Emmy Rossum’s First Post-Shameless TV Role Is Already Being Discussed

Ahead of the launch of Shameless‘ ninth season, Emmy Rossum announced her impending exit from the dramedy. With the first half of Season 9 complete, it makes sense to wonder what is next for Rossum. Her husband, Sam Esmail, was recently asked if she would appear on his drama Homecoming. Esmail had this to say:

Based on what Sam Esmail told E!, you should not rule out Emmy Rossum making her way to Homecoming. Interestingly, he does mention the threat of spoilers, so who knows what the show has in store. Esmail would know for certain, better than anyone.

He executive produces and directs the series, which Amazon green-lit for two seasons. The podcast the series is based on has also had two seasons to date. Who Emmy Rossum would potentially play in Homecoming Season 2 is also open to speculation. If she does end up starring on the series, it may be a while before fans see her take center stage. The first season of the psychological thriller has not even premiered yet.

As for collaborating, that is certainly not an issue for the couple. Sam Esmail directed his future wife in the 2014 film, Comet, opposite Justin Long. He and Rossum got married in 2017. So, things apparently went well. Plus, in his quote, Sam Esmail sounds more than excited about the idea of her being involved.

Time will tell if the actress ends up showing up on the series. In the meantime, the final half of her Shameless run has yet to air. The midseason paved the way for Fiona’s final episodes.

Shameless‘ executive producer said that he hoped fans would be pleased with where Fiona’s story ends. The second half of her last season will kick off next year. There is still ample time for Emmy Rossum to announce a new project before her final episodes as Fiona air. Following Season 9, Shameless will be down two pivotal characters — Cameron Monaghan’s Ian and Rossum’s Fiona.

After Emmy Rossum announced her departure, Shameless‘ creator weighed in. John Wells shared that the long-running dramedy would leave the door open for Fiona to return to the series. Fans should not have to brace themselves for an entirely dire ending.

While fans will have to wait and see which post-Shameless TV role Emmy Rossum ends up deciding on, she will be starring in a movie. The actress can be seen in Liam Neeson’s upcoming revenge flick, Cold Pursuit.

Shameless Season 9B will premiere January 20, 2019 on Showtime. While you wait for the dramedy’s return, there is no shortage of content arriving over fall, including Homecoming. The psychological thriller premieres November 2 on Amazon Video.

Why The Bohemian Rhapsody Cast Loved Working With Mike Myers

Long before Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody, there was Wayne and Garth. An entire generation likely associates Queen’s eponymous, operatic “Bohemian Rhapsody” with the headbanging antics of the stars of Wayne’s World, from the 1992 comedy. In a clever touch of creative casting, Bryan Singer recruits Wayne himself, Mike Myers, for a role in Bohemian Rhapsody, and we got the skinny from the cast on what it was like sharing a pivotal scene with the man who helped peddle Queen to the mainstream masses. We found out:

Rami Malek: Mike Myers has always been attached to this film because he is a massive Queen fan.

Gwilym Lee: I’ve been a complete fan of his. I’ve loved his films, and it was like the most surreal thing sitting opposite of him — that would be surreal in its own right, let alone having to actually act and perform with him. It was one of the greatest days.

Why is this such a big deal? Maybe you haven’t seen the comedy Wayne’s World, which was an offshoot of the skit that Mike Myers created on Saturday Night Live. You know, party time, excellent, all of that. But truly you have to be living under a rock to not know that Myers and his co-star, Dana Carvey, helped make Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” more popular by featuring it in a now-legendary scene where they head-bang to the tune while driving.

It’s an epic tribute to an epic song. Relive it here:

The new movie Bohemian Rhapsody performs clever stunt casting by adding Mike Myers is a small supporting role that’s crucial to the development of the actual song, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Myers isn’t exactly a prolific actor these days. He was last seen hosting The Gong Show on television in character as a made-up person, Tommy Maitland.

In Bohemian Rhapsody, Mike Myers plays a fictional EMI record executive named Ray Foster. He doesn’t believe in the song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and gives the Queen band members grief because it runs more than six minutes — way too long for radio play back in the day.

As CinemaBlend’s interview with the Bohemian Rhapsody cast continued, Joseph Mazzello, who plays Queen bandmate John Deacon, explained how cool it was to work with Myers because of his extreme preparation. Mazzello told us:

He came in in character right at the beginning of the day and until the end of the shoot. That was something that was really incredible to behold. But also, it was early in the shoot, too. And you would think, ‘Oh, he’s coming in for a couple of days. It’s sort of a gig. He’s there to have a laugh.’ But he cared so much about getting the performance right, and about getting all of his lines, and making everything perfect. And that was a really cool thing to see, the perfectionist element to his personality. And it sort of, I think, gave us the motivation to be, like, ‘Yeah, if he’s coming in for just this little bit, and is taking it this seriously, we have to match that.’

From the sound of it, working with Mike Myers early in the production set the tone for the rest of the cast, as they realized the importance of committing to their roles, and bringing them to life on screen. And it worked for Rami Malek, as most of the early praise for Bohemian Rhapsody is falling on the star of Silicon Valley, and his interpretation of the late Queen singer, Freddie Mercury.

It was Malek who reflected that Mike Myers arrived on set at a very good time, elaborating to CinemaBlend:

We had already shot [the] Live Aid [concert scenes]. We did it with three cameras running on cranes. We had cameras everywhere. So we did have the 22-minute version already to show him in one single take. And he got pretty emotional after. It was like the film! It was emotional at times, but also very funny.

And that goes a long way to understanding why Mike Myers would want to be involved in a movie like Bohemian Rhapsody. He carved his niche in the Hollywood stratosphere by making audiences laugh on movies like Austin Powers or the Shrek films. But Myers was never shy about going for emotion to sell a scene. He’s a natural fit here.

Want to watch the stars of Bohemian Rhapsody talk about the joy of working with Mike Myers in his pivotal scene? We have it here for you right now:

Led by Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of Queen, how a UK band found a singer in young Freddie Mercury, and how this musical genius carried an unsuspecting rock outfit to global superstardom.

In our review for the film, Mike Reyes notes that the film tries hard to cover a vast expanse of the band’s history, maybe glancing over some important beats in the journey of Freddie Mercury, the man. But it’s clear that the movie wants to spend the bulk of its time on the creation of the song of the movie’s title, and also in recreating Queen’s historic performance at Live Aid in 1985.

For a while, Bohemian Rhapsody was thought to be an Oscar vehicle for Rami Malek. And that’s still very much a possibility. Even the lukewarm reviews are going out of their way to praise Malek’s turn as Freddie Mercury, capturing the confidence and creativity that was found in this experimental musician. Just listen to the wrinkles that he brings to songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are The Champions” to understand what Mercury could have contributed to rock’s anthology if he didn’t leave us too soon.

Bohemain Rhapsody stars Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazzello, Ben Hardy, Aidan Gillen and Gwilym Lee. And Mike Myers, of course. The movie has opened in select global markets, but is expected to push into the States on November 2, where it will compete against Boy Erased, Nobody’s Fool and Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms for audience attention.

To stay up to date on all movies coming to theaters, be sure to bookmark our 2019 Movie Release Schedule, and check it often.

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Why You Should Play Red Dead Redemption 2 On The Xbox One X

While the Xbox One X is a bit more expensive than a base console, that extra horsepower running under the hood means that games like Red Dead Redemption 2 look better than anywhere else. According to a recent report, Rockstar Games’ latest outing looks pretty great on all Xbox and PlayStation platforms, but there’s definitely an uptick on Microsoft’s One X.

According to a recent test from Eurogamer, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been put through its paces on all current generation platforms, with the best performance coming out of the Xbox One X. While fans on both sides can argue until they’re blue in the face over which console they think handles the game the best, studies like those being conducted by Digital Foundry forego brand allegiances in favor of cold, hard facts. And according to the latest numbers, there’s no question which console will give you the best visual experience while taming the Wild West.

To be clear, the report goes out of its way to say that the standard PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as the standard Xbox One S all run the game very, very well, which is something of a technological marvel. It’s noted that, with the original game in the series, folks playing on the Xbox 360 enjoyed more foliage, visual effects and things like that. This time around, there doesn’t seem to be any such disparity between versions of the game, with details, draw distance and drop-in looking pretty constant across the board.

However, the fact that the Xbox One X runs at native 4K means that you’re going to get the best performance out of the game, complete with the smoothest, most vibrant visuals. If you’re looking for a tier, it sounds like the Xbox One S is at the bottom, topped by the standard PlayStation 4. Differences between the two sound pretty negligible, but the report notes that the base Xbox console seems to be lacking some pop in the areas of shadowing and things like that. The PlayStation 4 Pro is next on the list, topped by the Xbox One X.

The breakdown of console differences is very thorough but, again, one of the big takeaways here is that the core experience seems to be nearly identical across all platforms, which likely means Rockstar is squeezing every last drop of processing power out of the standard consoles. However, if you’re looking for better shadow quality and more intensity in things like depth of field, then the Xbox One X is the console to beat. Also worth noting is that the One X is reportedly damn-near locked at 30fps. Where other consoles drop frames (especially the base models), the One X keeps things nice and smooth and only experiences “minor dips” in the most detailed and busy areas of the game.

Kris Jenner Wishes Kanye West Would Keep Some Things Private

When you are the monarch of the Kardashians, you are given more-than-a-few responsibilities. Kris Jenner, the head of the much-televised family, is always trying to put out fires or keep everyone in check from one dramatic episode after another. But even she finds herself getting overwhelmed — like many of us — at one particular family member, if by law only: Kanye West. As she admits on a recent episode of Ellen, Jenner wishes Kanye West wouldn’t always be so open to sharing anything and everything these days. To keep things blunt, Kris Jenner wishes Kanye West kept things “private.”

In the clip from Ellen, Kris Jenner admits that she doesn’t sleep much anymore. There’s always something going on, and she finds herself getting calls at “god-awful” hours from Kim Kardashian West, where she is always asking questions. As Jenner admits, there’s always “something.” It is never a nice and quiet moment for the ever-expansive Kardashian family. But Kanye West is the family member who winds up in the most trouble these days.

As Kris Jenner admits, she would rather not say anything about Kanye West’s ongoing behavior. But since she’s in the guest chair with Ellen DeGeneres and she was asked to say her thoughts on Kanye West’s media-friendly antics, she feels it’s important to make a statement about it. While she is quick to call him an “amazing dad,” an “amazing son-in-law,” an “amazing husband” and so on and so forth, Jenner does find herself not entirely pleased with how Kanye West has chosen to spend a good deal of his time lately. But she wants to be there for him while he is going through his life.

That said, Kris Jenner can admit that it can be “sometimes worrisome,” and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians personality wants Kanye West to know that she is there if he needs her. Jenner admits that she saw Kanye West’s recent trip to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. A lot of the stuff he was sharing with the President were things that Jenner wishes Kanye shared privately, let alone in front of the President in front of the world’s stage.

Check out the Ellen clip with Kris Jenner below.

As Kris Jenner admits, Kanye is gonna be Kanye, and she can’t get him out of his own way. But Kris Jenner will be there to guide him and support him in any way she can if Kanye wants her support. Whether or not he will accept that support, however, is another matter entirely.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on the latest celebrity news and updates right here at CinemaBlend.