Jake Johnson and Omar Sy were two supporting characters in the first Jurassic World movie, but were noticeably absent from the events of Fallen Kingdom. Johnson played sarcastic control room operator Lowery Cruthers, allowing the New Girl actor to steal scenes and crack jokes throughout the course of the blockbuster.
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
ABC, 8:00 pm EST
Holidays don’t feel the same without a Charlie Brown primetime special. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown originally aired on CBS in 1975. On Valentine’s Day, the children exchange cards and Charlie Brown (voiced by Duncan Watson) expects to receive a lot of them, but instead receives none. Meanwhile, Linus (Stephen Shea) tries to tell his teacher, Miss Othmar, that he loves her with candy, but Sally (Lynn Mortensen) assumes that the gift is for her. Miss Othmar leaves before Linus can give her the candy. Now, both Charlie and Linus have broken hearts.
10 Things I Hate About You (Disney+)
In the mid-90s to early 2000s, creating modern versions of classic stories was a trendy thing. It happened with Clueless and Emma, O and Othello, Cruel Intentions and Dangerous Liaisons, and of course 10 Things I Hate About You and The Taming of the Shrew. In 10 Things I Hate About You, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) wants to ask his crush Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) out on a date, but Bianca can’t date anyone until her older sister Kat (Julia Stiles) dates. Cameron pays outsider, bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to take out Kat.
Holy Batman, Batman! The camera test features a close look at the Dark Knight’s new suit under a red glow. Notably, we also hear a bit of Michael Giacchino’s Batman score too! The composer has made music for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Lost, Rogue One, Pixar’s Up, Incredibles and Inside Out, just to name a few, and it sounds like he’s really got something awesome cooking for The Batman.
According to Phoenix, Cash was a big fan of Gladiator. Cash pulled him aside to tell him as much, and that he particularly liked when Phoenix’s Commodus taunted Maximus in the arena. Phoenix then said Cash recited the line back from memory to him, which included the crucifixion of Maximus’ child and the rape of his wife. It sounded like it was a truly bizarre experience, and based on Phoenix’s reaction when he told the story, it may be one that he never forgets.
Graciously accepting this gift card as payment for a job well done, we learn that while the Wachowskis state that they don’t know where Sonic is, he’s actually closer than some would think. Living in a replica of his hidden cave from the beginning of the film, Sonic The Hedgehog is a resident in The Wachowski’s attic, along with some added touches of home. Sounds like a happy, completely closed ending, right? Well, there’s two pretty big reveals in the mid-credits sequences that would say otherwise.
Gay Arab men are rarely given a face in mainstream media, and now it’s happening in The Eternals. But, just how much? The upcoming epic is packed with a massive cast including Angelina Jolie’s Thena, Richard Madden’s Ikaris, Salma Hayek’s Ajak, Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo, Gemma Chan’s Sersei and so forth. Lauren Ridloff is also playing the MCU’s first deaf superhero, Makkari.
Musashi fights against Zeed, a ninja crime syndicate attempting to revert Japan to its feudal ways. In The Revenge of Shinobi on Sega Genesis, Musashi fights enemies that bear striking, legally inadvisable resemblances to Spider-Man, Batman, Godzilla and Sylvester Stallone. That wouldn’t work for a host of reasons, but give me a grounded ninja story bearing the Shinobi name with some cues from the series, and I’m in.
How sweet! Zoë Kravitz sounds confident about The Batman, especially when it comes to Robert Pattinson taking on the role of the Dark Knight. The two have been friends for around a decade, but this DCEU movie will mark their first time working together on a professional level. Kravitz told Variety about the pressure that certainly comes with their roles of Batman and Catwoman, but she’s happy he’s the actor she gets to go on this journey with.
Already, the theme to No Time To Die puts itself into the more modern class of James Bond theme songs. Co-written by Eilish and her brother/collaborator Finneas, this tune is more aligned with Sam Smith’s melancholy single “Writing’s On The Wall” than Adele’s more boisterous and traditionally skewing “Skyfall.”