In a recent interview Gerard Butler, star of the new movie Copshop, was asked about the Ryan Reynolds’ film Free Guy, specifically because its mixture of game world and reality was similar, in concept to a previous film of his: 2009’s Gamer. Butler had no real comment on the similarities between the two films because, according to him, he had no idea what Free Guy even was, as he apparently does not watch Ryan Reynolds films.
After a number of delays, Black Widow finally was released back in July. But in addition to theaters, it was also made available to stream on Disney+. The movie had a giant pirating issue seemingly as a result, and Scarlett Johansson is in a legal battle with the studio over money lost. And as the fallout continues to shake out, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has spoken about the unprecedented nature of the industry when it comes to streaming. As he put it,
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has always been about secrets. Within the history of J.K. Rowling’s iconic franchise, as well as the more Muggle friendly proceedings while turning them into films, that particular veil has always been important. The Fantastic Beasts franchise has doubled down on both of those fronts, leaving fans wondering what the next installment’s title will be, and when they can see it. Well, that secret’s officially been revealed, as Fantastic Beasts 3 now officially has the title The Secrets of Dumbledore, and it’s been moved to an earlier release date.
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Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are basking in the comic book goodness of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and the film’s box office numbers are a clear indication of that. But at the same time, many are already gearing up for the next installment in the massive fim series, Eternals. Based on what we’ve seen so far, Chloé Zhao’s upcoming movie appears to be a cosmic epic that’ll add some fresh characters to the MCU. There are still a few questions about the film that need to be answered but, at the very least, it’s now been confirmed that it holds a PG-13 rating. And one of the reasons for it might surprise you.
The above photo comes to us from Jamie Lee Curtis’ personal Instagram account. In it we see a still of Kyle Richards in Halloween Kills, in a sequence that’s been briefly featured during the movie’s trailers. Lindsey is shown trying to get some of Haddonfield’s kids into safety, when Michael Myers suddenly appears. Fans can’t wait to see this bloody reunion, especially those who know her from The Real Housewives. Curtis’ caption praises her performance in the delayed slasher, which reads:
Jessica Jones had the type of ending that was conclusive, but also left the door open for follow-up stories if the opportunity came around. The opportunity, in my opinion, has arrived, and while Marvel has delivered movies in theaters and television shows to Disney+, I think a Jessica Jones Disney+ movie would be the perfect middle-ground for the Marvel hero, especially given the more risqué elements to her story. Does anyone remember those steamy sex scenes with Luke Cage? I do, and while I’m not sure Marvel would allow something that sexual in its modern MCU movies made for theaters, perhaps Disney+ can allow the universe to get a little freaky.
Of course, unlike something like Hamilton, which was truly just a filmed production of the stage musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a full film adaptation, and as such, there are things that this version can do that were unavailable to the original. The film version, according to many, takes proper advantage of being a movie to take the musical in slightly different directions. It can do things with the musical numbers that couldn’t happen in another medium, making the film version, possibly better that the original, and at the very least, different enough that fans can appreciate each for their own merits.
We knew it was coming, and we hadn’t quite gotten the script right. We didn’t have a director yet. And on the other end was the, there was supposed to be an actor’s strike, the SAG strike. So we were like, ‘If we don’t go now, it’s gonna be never-never land.’ So we basically started shooting without a script, which is never a good idea. But the script was turned in, and I remember the writer who turned the script in and then picked up his check, and then picked up his placard, and stood outside the studio striking. Anyway, so we were kind of screwed, and we had to all kind of muddle in and try and make the story work, and it wasn’t really working that great. But you know, I look back at the movie, and you know, it’s still a good movie.
As far as the fictional Fast & Furious world goes, F9 revealed that Dominic and Mia had an estranger brother named Jakob, played by John Cena. I won’t share any specific spoilers for what goes down between the siblings, but with the way F9 ends, Dom and Mia could easily cross paths with Jakob again in Fast & Furious 10 and/or Fast & Furious 11. F9 also provided Jordana Brewster the opportunity to take part in more action-packed scenes, a welcome break from Mia having traditionally either been on the sidelines or serving as a damsel in distress. Dom may want to keep her safe, but she knows how to handle herself both in a fight and behind the wheel of a car.
Writer/Director/Actor Justin Chon joins the show to discuss Blue Bayou starring himself and Alicia Vikander. He talks about the day he learned the film was going to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival, getting real tattoos for his character in the film, creating a more documentary feel by shooting on film and more.
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