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8 Awesome Fantasy Movies On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

We present you 8 best fantasy movies streaming on Amazon Prime.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Image result for Jumanji: Welcome To The JungleDwayne Johnson’s Jumanji is a modern-day idea of the original concept. The third installment of the franchise features a video game that sucks the players into a jungle where dangers of cosmic proportions await.

Aquaman

The supposedly rightful heir of the Atlantis, the Aquaman is back with a splash in a standalone aqua adventure treating us with the best CGI and intensive combat scenes. But what really looks mesmerizing is the vibrant theme of the film.

Godzilla: King of Monsters

Related imageOne word- Destruction! That’s right! If fans say they were not satisfied with the earlier renditions of this monster film franchise, be assured you will have enough combat and demolition to fulfill that craving.

Men in Black

Image result for Men in BlackThe Brand’s original film is the best one ever and none of the sequels will ever match up to the level of wit, vision and cultural impact the dynamic duo Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones had on the audience.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Image result for Snow White and the HuntsmanUnlike the animated Snow White, this one is not a light-hearted princess story. It is a rather dark and murky quest of a princess(Kristen Stewart) who has to save her kingdom from her evil stepmother. This is a real battle she has to fight on the field with the aid of the huntsman (Chris Hemsworth).

Hocus Pocus

Image result for Hocus PocusHocus Pocus is the classic tale of three witches whose spirits come alive every Halloween. The spooky cult favorite released in 1993 and is still adored by all generations.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Image result for Guardians of the GalaxyA group of Kickass and hilarious guardians driving around in their cool spaceship saving the cosmos from imminent dangers! This is one franchise in the Marvel universe that perfectly blends superhero actions with genuine emotions and brilliant plotline.

Mortal Engines

Image result for Mortal EnginesThe plot sounds bonkers. It is actually set in a post-apocalyptic future where cities are moving on wheels and the big cities will eat up small ones if they don’t grow. Crazy huh? But the soul of the film is n fact the protagonist Hester, who has rather questionable ethics but an undeniable depth to her.
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7 Sports Movies To Inspire You

by Kaylen Summers

We have picked up some of the most intriguing sports movies that can surely make you emotional and root for the antagonist.

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

https://youtu.be/Xa3EdS3l1zs?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 This TV movie is about the friendship between Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. The movie has a very young Robert De Niro in the role of a redneck from Georgia.  He is a Yankees catcher who soon reveals his starting-pitcher friend that he’s dying. We guarantee you that this sports movie is sure to make you cry.

The Boxer (1997)

https://youtu.be/i0OL60CD9-Q?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Although we cannot consider this one as a typical sports movie, the narrative does revolve around a big game. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the role of a former IRA member and boxer. He is trying to navigate in the new world after serving 40 years in jail. Will his boxing skills be enough to help him survive?

Creed (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMtWbsLTOSY Just when they thought that the Rocky series had run out of gas, they introduced Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to add some adrenaline into the franchise. The movie features a young Adonis Creed struggling with his identity. With the old Rocky in the mix, we have one emotional sports movie that is worth watching.

Rush (2013)

https://youtu.be/aphGbb07xk8?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 In every sports movie, there is always someone to root for. It can be a team or an athlete. But, in the 2015 racing movie Rush, the movie makers made both the main characters bad guys. The movie is based on the intense real-life rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The best thing about this sports movie is that it questions our need to place the main characters as good or bad.

A League of Their Own (1992)

https://youtu.be/WcN392H2jx0?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 There is nothing more charming to watch than a comedy about a women’s professional baseball league during World War II. With Tom Hanks acting the role of an alcoholic manager. This movie will surely be a touching, memorable laugh for you.

Rocky (1976)

https://youtu.be/3VUblDwa648?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Taking place long before all the sequels, the montage sequences, and before Stallone became chiseled up, this movie is the most inspirational for its simple narrative of an underdog fighting his way over against all obstacles.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

https://youtu.be/Ph2Y-epihlk?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Remember Boyhood?! Hoop Dreams is a similar documentary about two Chicago-area teens, William Gates and Arthur Agee. More than just a sports-based story, this three-hour film is a realistic reflection of poverty, broken families, and a failing education system.
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5 Best Performances From Jim Carrey

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 Jim Carrey movies that you would enjoy re-watching.

Bruce Almighty (2003)

https://youtu.be/0XBxoKumlqQ Jim Carrey is already unpredictable in his movies. Give him God-like power and you can only imagine what he can do. Carrey plays the role of  Bruce Nolan, a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y. Though he has a good like and a loving girlfriend, Bruce still remains unfulfilled. Being angry at the event happening in his life, he ridicules God- and he responds, endowing Bruce with all of his divine powers.

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

https://youtu.be/ldbkr2eN6qk It's always hard to lose a job. But when Dick Harper lost his job, he and his wife, Jane, decided to turn to crime to overcome the massive debt. When the two got really good at robbing people, they decided to rob the person who robs the one person who is responsible for all their depts.

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

https://youtu.be/ssx_riw1Y9Y When it comes to transo=forming himself into a character, Jim Carrey is the best. We have even seen him as multiple characters in the same movie. But, what if all the characters are in the same person. We are talking about multiple personality disorder and the movie is Me, Myself and Irene. Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates suffers from the disorder. While one of his personality is absurd and destructive, the other is more friendly and pleasant. But, the problem is that both of them fall in love with the same woman named Irene.

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

https://youtu.be/YCysyv0Cfz4 This one of the most popular movies from Jim Carrey. The movie is about Lloyd and Harry who are two of the most indescribable stupid men you will ever see. The movie kickstarts with Mary, a beautiful woman, losing a suitcase with money before leaving for Aspen. However, the two friends find the suitcase and decide to return it to her. Will the dumb and dumber be able to return it and win her heart?!

The Mask (1994)

https://youtu.be/lcjN7zkgELM Before Deadpool made fourth-wall-breaking a thing, there was always The Mask bringing in some most hilarious moments on screen. The 1994 movie has Jim Carrey play the timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss. Upon discovering a magical mask, his whole life is turned upside down. The mask containing the spirit of the Norse God turns Ipkiss into a charming playboy who catches the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle and lock horns with junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell over a bank heist.
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8 Movies For The Business-Minded People

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 great movies that every entrepreneur must watch:

Steve Jobs (2015)

https://youtu.be/aEr6K1bwIVs Every entrepreneur is inspired by this man one way or the other. We all look up to him for his achievements and success. That makes this movie more interesting. Telling the real-life story about Steve Jobs, the movie tries to paint the intimate representation of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

The Founder (2016)

https://youtu.be/AX2uz2XYkbo Here is another true story and it's about how Ray Kroc build his vast fast-food empire. It was while working as a salesman for Illinois that Kroc met Mac and Dick McDonald. They were then running a burger joint in South California. Impressed by the brother's speedy system of making the food, Kros pitched them an idea for franchising and the rest is history.

Joy (2015)

https://youtu.be/uR-2TiQVY-k Being an entrepreneur is tough. Being a woman entrepreneur is even tougher. Joy is based on the life of one such woman. She is a single mother who fights her way up to become one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

https://youtu.be/nPkr9HmglG0 Here is a story that proves that perseverance and determination can take you far. The tale is about a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi who fought against all odds to save his family and village from famine. His unconventional invention was his ticket to success.

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

https://youtu.be/6W07bFa4TzM Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand, this movie is part drama. part thriller and part science fiction. But, most importantly, it is about the struggles of a powerful railroad executive named Dagny Taggart. With the society around her crumbling, she is struggling to keep her business alive.

The Fifth Estate (2013)

https://youtu.be/ZT1wb8_tcYU The Fifth Estate offers a look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who later became his colleague.  With his website growing tremendously and influencing many, an irreparable rift appears in between the two friends.

Molly's Game (2017)

https://youtu.be/Vu4UPet8Nyc Molly Bloom is a young skier and former Olympic. But, now she is off to become a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, things are not looking great for her after she establishes high stakes in an international poker game. Now the FBI is after her. Will she be able to outrun them and keep her goals?

Vice (2018)

https://youtu.be/g09a9laLh0k Dick Cheney is the CEO of Halliburton Co. George W. Bush chose him to be the running mate for his 2000 elections. Cheney was not new to politics. He used to be the White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip, and defense secretary. However, when Bush finally became the president, Cheney started using his newfound power to help bring some changes to the country.
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The Best Fantasy Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Here is a list of some of the most expansive epics that will take you on a ride of a lifetime.

Legion (2010)

Image result for Legion (2010)Run Time: 100 min | IMDb: 5.2/10 Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid star in this dark fantasy epic that clings to some of the genre’s most- A protagonist versus Zombie chronicle coupled with religious themes and a bit of darkness! We cannot lie though. It’s quite a lot of darkness, to be honest. Find Similar Movies>>

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Image result for Cloud Atlas (2012)Run Time: 172 min | IMDb: 7.5/10 This Wachowski creation is more of a mind-numbing experience than a fantasy with a lot of plotlines and character arcs being navigated simultaneously. But the themes of space and time help it make the cut. Find Similar Movies>>

Coco (2017)

Image result for Coco (2017)Run Time: 105 min | IMDb: 8.5/10 On a superficial scale, Coco might just seem like another family drama surrounding a Mexican family. But subliminally it is meant to invoke some deep sentiments that humans experience in this journey of life and death. The picture of heaven painted by this film is rather unconventional but extravagant. Find Similar Movies>>

The Crow (1994)

Image result for The Crow (1994)Run Time: 102 min | IMDb: 7.6/10 A rockstar comes back to life as the Crow to take revenge from men who raped and killed his fiancé. The film gained much acclaim since the lead Brandon Lee, died on an incident on the set with just a week remaining for the film to be completed. Find Similar Movies>>

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Related imageRun Time: 118 min | IMDb: 5.9/10 Two brothers go around scamming villagers for money in exchange for their ability to scare away evil and ghosts. But the con eventually lands them in real trouble when they are faced with real supernatural powers. Find Similar Movies>>

Hellboy (2004)

Image result for Hellboy (2004)Run Time: 122 min | IMDb: 6.9/10 Who could pull off the devil better than Ron Perlman did? But the audience loved this one since he was not a devil after all. He fought for good. Find Similar Movies>>

April And The Extraordinary World (2015)

Image result for April And The Extraordinary World (2015)Run Time: 105 min, IMDb: 7.3/10 Set in an alternate version of reality, this film showcases a world where technology does not exist and France is led by the Napoleans. Care to venture into this world? Find Similar Movies>>

Horns (2013)

Image result for Horns (2013)Run Time: 120 min | IMDb: 6.5/10 Can you imagine Daniel Radcliffe with horns? He still looks hot! Besides in this one, he goes dark. Find Similar Movies>>
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8 Movies About The Dystopian Future

by Kaylen Summers

From Zombies to plague and destructive technology, you have some unique ideas coming up. Not all these fears might turn out to be true, but there is no harm in understanding the possibilities is there? Here are a few movies on Netflix that present us with diverse ideas of a dystopian world.

Mute

Image result for Mute movieIn a city full of nasty Mafiosos and peculiar strip clubs and black-market surgeries dwells the mute Leo. An unusual turn of events finds Leo involved in a mystery case that lands him among vile gangsters and a highly unnerving technology as a part of sex service. The film is tagged as the next phase of Moon also directed by Duncan Jones. Through vibrant VFX and neon lights builds a tale of a grim future for Berlin.

 Cargo

Image result for Cargo movieA father on a quest of protecting his infant from a zombie apocalypse has us feeling all kinds of nerves. As the infection spreads, he seeks help from a native boy to help find a safe spot. This is truly a gut-wrenching tale with a lot of gore and killing. 

  How It Ends

Image result for How It Ends movieTheo James and Forest Whitaker would not leave a chance to brawl at each other even if they see imminent death. Theo James is on the run to save his fiancee from a perilous situation accompanied by her father. Will the father accept the man his daughter loves?

 Extinction

Image result for Extinction movieMichael Pena begins has visions of a world where armed aliens are grotesquely hunting families. Are they just visions or a thing of his past? Watch this mind-boggling tale of an oddball dystopia to find out the truth.

 The Humanity Bureau

Image result for The Humanity Bureau movieAmerican Midwest is now a dry desert and the members whom the society declares unproductive are segregated in a  colony. Nicolas Cage, a deportation caseworker, however, finds something odd about the case of the mother and son who are unjustly being deemed futile. 

 Death Race

Image result for Death Race movieA remake of the cult favorite originally created by Roger Corman stars Jason Statham as a man on wheels willing to risk his life to make it out of the criminal sentence he has been wrongly condemned to serve. The film is filled with high-speed chase scenes on tracks planted with traps. 

 District 9

Image result for District 9 movieMost movies show aliens as the bad guys. But it is basically a prey or be preyed upon kind of situation. If they don’t harm humans, humans will harm them. This film showcases the story of a group of aliens who are captured and quarantined by humans when their spaceships abandon them on earth. But one of them finds a way out with the help of a local caseworker. 

 The Lobster

Image result for The Lobster movieHumans must find a mate or else face serious consequences in the world where David lives. That is the basic idea of the film. If they fail to find a suitable mate even after special training, their brains are extracted and placed in a whole new species. Colin Farell gives in to the inevitability of the situation and chooses to be a Lobster.
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8 Thriller Movies Streaming On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

Here is a list of 8 best thrillers available on the streaming service so that the thought of where to begin, does not take all your time.

Overlord

Image result for overlord movieA war story by all means, but ‘Overlord’ takes a big leap by throwing in brutal human experiments and paints an eccentric picture of what the world might have looked like on the clock of Nazis. Find Similar Movies>>

The Report

Image result for The ReportHow brutality towards prisoners suspected of being connected to the 9/11 attacks has been explored by numerous movies. This film, on the other hand, means to unravel the biggest cover-ups in the history of CIA’s investigation pertaining to the torturous methods that investigative forces resorted to in America in retaliation of the heinous war crime. Find Similar Movies>>

Thief

Image result for thief movieMaking his mind up on giving up all criminal activities, Frank is down to crack a safe one last time. But we all know how this ends. But the point is you have to witness this underrated gritty noir by Michael Mann. It is great. Find Similar Movies>>

You Were Never Really Here

Image result for You Were Never Really Here movieJoaquin Phoenix as a war veteran and ruthless assassin keeps having hallucinations. An extraordinary performer that he is, cruising through a tentative world so smoothly and taking us along with him that we keep wondering until the very end, Are we really here? Find Similar Movies>>

The Rainmaker

Related imageFrancis Coppola handles this one very different from his iconic films like Godfather and Apocalypse. But this happens to be one of the best adaptations of John Grisham’s novels with some of the most terrific performances from the cast. A must watch if you are into the thriller genre. Find Similar Movies>>

Witness

Image result for Witness movieNot many films have explored the principles of the Amish community like Harrison Ford’s Witness. SO besides being a unique thrill generating machine, it can also be viewed as an educational experience about the Amish community’s take on life. Find Similar Movies>>

The Killing

Image result for The Killing movieStanley Kubrick’s third film as a filmmaker gave the world a glimpse of his genius. The Killing is everything a thriller should be- Exciting, gripping, and high energy. Find Similar Movies>>

The Conversation

Related imageSurveillance expert Harry Caul is one reserved chap, obsessed with his work and occasionally playing Saxophone. But that’s about it. No one is allowed in his world and neither does he engage with other’s lives until he realizes that the clients he is working, for now, might be having the shadows of death lurking around. With a series of twists and turns watch Harry unravel the truth only to lead to one of the saddest endings you would have ever witnessed. Find Similar Movies>>
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8 Thrilling Zombie Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some of the best zombie movies available on Netflix

Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

Image result for Day of the Dead: Bloodline movieZombies in this film are referred to as rotters. They don’t eat humans, they just bite them and spread the infection. Zoe is a young medical student who survives the attack of these biting creatures. In the wake of the emergency, she is transferred to a refugee camp where she serves the victims of the attacks and carries out research to come up with a cure. After a gap of five years, the rotters return and confront her at the refugee camp, and dark secrets of her life began to surface in the process.

Gallowwalkers (2012)

Image result for Gallowwalkers movieUnlike other Zombie movies, where the undead is the villains to be exterminated by a human protagonist, Gallowwalkers has puts an undead man center stage. The backstory being, his cadaver was resurrected by his relatives so he could avenge his death and the rape of the woman he loved. The film comes across as weird and highly goofy with the odd methods of killing and ripping of human skin.

Rise of the Zombie (2013)

Image result for Rise of the Zombie movieNeil Parker takes a trip into the woods post a fight with his girlfriend, Vinny. An unexplained wound on his arm begins to fester and he finds himself indiscriminately consuming insects, leaves, bugs and soon it is humans. He tries to reach out to Vinny who is his only hope in this dastardly situation but she is not available. The first of a supposed trilogy, the film garnered attention and appreciation for a  substantial plot.

KL Zombi (2013)

Image result for KL Zombi movieNipis from Kuala Lumpar (the extended form of KL in the title) finds his leisurely hockey love quite useful when the city is under a zombie attack. Entertainment value at its peak, although the performance and the plot are sorts of overdone.

Doom (2005)

Image result for Doom movieHell breaks loose as a group of vicious humanoids take control of a research lab on Mars and create a ruckus. A group of mariners set out on a quest of hunting and eliminating these beings from Mars. With gore and horror in abundance, the film will take you back to your childhood where you played a similar game. The movie does not follow a gritty story or have any character arcs. It is purely an action flick meant for entertainment.

The Rezort (2015)

Image result for The Rezort movieThis one right here is an original and distinct plot that does not lack substance. There is character depth, a gripping storyline and the camera work is magnificent. The film is based in a ReZort which offers killing zombies as a part of leisure sports. Sounds odd huh? But the plot progresses into a captivating experience and besides some below-average performances, nothing about this film is disappointing.

Ladronas de Almas (2015)

Image result for Ladronas de Almas movieTranslates to ‘Soul Robbers’! The film is set during the time of the Mexican War of Independence. A group of rebels plan to invade the house of a paraplegic old man residing with his three daughters and a servant. They soon find out that the family is not human and in fact are undead and is supported by their Haitian servant. For those who do not know, Haiti is the birthplace of the legend of Zombies and presumably, no one knows more about them than the residents of Haiti.  The film ended in a cliffhanger and was well received by critics and audiences. Although no sequel has been announced as of yet.  
  1. Here Alone (2016)
Image result for Here Alone movieA family escapes a zombie outbreak and seeks refuge in the woods. But as time passes Ann, the mother remains the sole survivor in the wilderness. She crosses paths with a teenager and her stepfather who is wounded and helps them. But going ahead, things start getting complicated and that ensues a tale full of action and interesting character arcs. The film has one of the best sound editing and background score. The script might seem a little flawed but you will definitely enjoy the ride.
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6 Old-School Movies Worth Watching Even Today

by Kaylen Summers

Double Indemnity (1944)

https://youtu.be/yKrrAa2o9Eg A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Chinatown (1974)

https://youtu.be/Zh4BCgDLmmI Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

The Black Dahlia (2006)

https://youtu.be/4UK1B0nSi94 Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Out of the Past (1947)

https://youtu.be/bMgGuCIZnsM Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

https://youtu.be/3a9YU1SVbSE A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Detour (1945)

https://youtu.be/Ne8zro4clBQ Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitch-hikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn't believe the truth, Al takes the man's identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences.

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

https://youtu.be/htxvLcSnOU0 A tale of murder, crime, and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity present him with a chance to change it.  
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6 Awesome Monster Movies on Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Missing link

Image result for Missing link movieMr. Link is an only surviving Yeti in the Pacific Northwest and dreads living in solitude. He hires a fearless Sir lionel Frost to transport him to the valley of Shangri La where dwell his relatives. Though the journey to the other side of the world is not easy, accompanied by adventurer Adelina Fortnight, the trio gives us a laughter-filled fare until the very end of the movie. Find Similar Movies>>

Colossal

Image result for Colossal movieAnne Hathaway headlines this glorious monster venture putting a whole new spin to the issue of mental health. As things begin to go south in her life, Gloria’s cognitive balance begins to crumble. But the real shocker comes when she realizes that her mental breakdown is causing mayhem of destructive proportions in South Korea. How the turbulence in the life of a mere mortal can provoke colossal devastation is the mystery she must now solve. Find Similar Movies>>

I Kill Giants

Image result for I Kill Giants movieA threat that could destroy the whole population looms over Barbara’s town and she is the only one who can confront the danger. The fantastical adventure adorned with themes of a miracle child and family trauma in disguise is a lesson on dealing with difficult situations in life. Find Similar Movies>>

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Image result for Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas movieThe legendary sailor of the seas is back at it and this time contesting against goddess Eris who has wrongly set him up for sealing the book of peace. Now that the life of his childhood friend depends on that book, he must follow the goddess in her own realm and reclaim that which he is being accused of sticking up. Find Similar Movies>>

Grabbers

Image result for Grabbers movieA pair of incompatible cops come together to solve the mystery of unexplained disappearances and occurrences on the shores of Erin Island.  One is a careless alcoholic while the other is a law-abiding woman. The plot is as bizarre as it can get. The threat eventually uncovered as an alien threatens the human population across the village and the only thing that can save them is to mind you ‘’getting very very drunk”. Find Similar Movies>>

Digging Up the Marrow

Image result for Digging Up the Marrow movieAll his life Adam Green as a documentary filmmaker has chased stories of monsters. But when a conspiracy theorist comes along claiming to have found his way into the world of monsters, his life takes an unusual turn. If you feel this is just another monster in the woods fare, then you definitely have to give it a try, because it surely isn’t one. It is filled with surprises right until the very end. Find Similar Movies>> Try Out Our Smart Movie Recommendations Engine
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8 Movies That Can Change Your Perspective

by Kaylen Summers

Let us take a look at some of the most inspiring cinema.

The Shawshank Redemption

Image result for the shawshank redemption movieWrongly accused of murder, Andy Dufresne finds himself in the Shawshank prison. But even in that most hopeless scenario where most people would give up, he finds himself doing positive things for people around him and leading a very productive life. And he does that while enduring all the vices that lurk within the walls of the prison. A very strong-willed person that he is, he builds a very secure plan to escape that prison. Will he succeed?

The Intouchables

Image result for The Intouchables movieThe film brings together a paraplegic and an ex-con, both down on their luck together. In each others company, they find a new way of looking at life.

Gran Torino

Image result for Gran Torino movieA war veteran Walt Kowalsky starts to reevaluate his prejudiced outlook towards people when a series of incidents brings a young Thao in his life. Walt’s hidden humanity once again resurfaces and he finds himself much more optimistic and blissful.

Good Will Hunting

Image result for Good Will Hunting movieA college professor stumbles upon a janitor, Will Hunting, with prodigious talents in mathematics. All he lacks is etiquette to present himself in society and lead a respectful life. The professor decides to help Will, attain his maximum potential by having training sessions with him. Will eventually has a newfound respect for life and starts to believe in himself.

Million Dollar Baby

Image result for Million Dollar Baby movieA has been a boxing coach and an aspiring 31-year-old boxer come together to create a new and better life for themselves.

Rocky

Image result for Rocky movieRocky has served as an inspiration for millions of people around the world. The film finds Rocky taking part in the heavyweight championship where he has to square off against the Muhammed Ali inspired Apollo Creed. The film is about Rocky overcoming all the hurdles to accomplish his dream.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Image result for It’s a Wonderful Life movieEvery person on earth serves a purpose. You may just not realize it. That is what the film aims at conveying to its audience through the story of James Stewart who has lost all interest in life and thinks of his existence is futile.

Into The Wild

Image result for Into The Wild movieAs a man who chooses to walk against the crowd, Christopher McCandless decides he does not want to be a corporate slave bound to the clock. He gives up his possessions and takes a trip to Alaska to experience the feeling of being lost in the wilderness. He meets a lot of different people on the way who gives him a new perspective about life. The film is based on the real-life experiences of Christopher McCandless who became an inspiration for countless people.
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8 Movies That Can Really Move You

by Kaylen Summers

Let us take a look at some philosophical movies for you to stream right away.

Groundhog Day

Image result for groundhog day movie‘Eternal return’ is a concept proposed by Nietzsche. The film brings this idea to life by making the protagonist live the same day over and over until he realizes the importance of the present. The film is largely a comical account of a reporter’s life who hates the task he is assigned on a routine basis. The script is effortlessly funny and will an extremely delightful watch.

Apocalypse Now

Image result for Apocalypse Now movieA U.S. Army captain is on an assignment of getting back a mad colonel who now supports the enemy’s army. The film builds around the journey of the captain on a quest to capture the colonel. It brings us some undealt with sides of the minds of soldiers fighting wars.

Naked

Image result for Naked movieNaked explores the mindset of men who treat social institutions with utter disrespect and take pleasure in harming their sanctity. The central characters share the ideology but David Thewlis’ Johnny somehow takes the limelight with his riveting performance.

Irrational Man

Image result for Irrational Man movieAre rules really necessary in living life? This is the question this film means to invoke in your minds through a subjective human arch and portraying the protagonist making some questionable choices just to fill some excitement in his otherwise boring and mundane life. The film is directed by Woody Allen and stars the wonder Joaquin Phoenix as the lead.

The Turin Horse

Image result for The Turin Horse movieThe Nietzschean concept seems to occur more often than not in films that aim at creating an intellectual narrative. The spirit of time has more to offer than just existence. The film will make you rethink your take on relationships and social equations.

Stalker

Image result for Stalker movieThe setup of this film is quite unsettling from starting to conclusion. A man called “Stalker” guides two men to a forbidden path along which they come across a spot that is known to fulfill wishes. The film is directed by Andrei Tarkovsky and never lets you be okay with whatever is going on in the film.

The Double

Image result for The Double movieThe construction and destruction of human identity are explained with the aid of an imposter who enters the life of a worked up bureaucrat. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Throughout the film exists a bleak and confusing streak that aims at decoding the ephemeral nature of human personality.

Persona

Image result for Persona movieAn actress is quarantined owing to a psychological breakdown and the only person she shares a room with is a nurse stationed for her care. Things start to get intriguing as they both enter a state of intense emotional awakening that completely changes their perception of life.
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8 Movies That Will Make You Miss High School

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 movies exploring complex themes for high school days:

Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)

Image result for Good Will Hunting movieA very straightforward attempt at telling a story about a passionate teacher who discovers the special ability of a janitor. His mathematic skills are unprecedented but his behavioural problems will not let him get a life he deserves. It is up to the teacher to mould him with sessions and training. The cast is phenomenal with their performances, and the script, quite succinct.

As Good as It Gets 

Image result for As Good as It Gets movieDo you have an OCD? Then you will be able to relate with this film that attempts at telling a story of a maniac with a compulsive disorder and additionally a morally questionable behaviour. Life is in pieces until he meets a group of people who are different from his usual acquaintances. The plot is lively and the protagonist’s depiction of a man with OCD helps us understand various aspects about the life of individual of his likes.

Code Unknown

Image result for Code Unknown movieThe film explores the life stories of multiple people, who may or may not be directly connected with each other, but there is a common link of social prejudice that ties their lives causing the consequences of the actions of one person, all the lives. The filmography is marvellous, presented to us in a world that is progressing towards deterioration.

Brainstorm 

Image result for Brainstorm movieNeto is hospitalized in a mental facility owing to substance abuse. But the treatment worsens his condition instead of improving it. The film aims at exposing the toxic environment and irrational methodologies that prevail inside the walls of these ostensibly beneficial hubs of care and rehabilitation.

A Beautiful Mind 

Image result for A Beautiful Mind  movieJohn Nash is schizophrenic and faces a worsened state of mind. The film examines the phase of John’s life where he is extremely careful about his contacts with the outside world giving the viewer a comprehensive view of the challenges faced by individuals like him.

Tony Manero

Image result for Tony Manero movieRaul Peralta is a huge fan of John Travolta. The film progresses as he becomes an outlaw in the pursuit of his goals. The film is set in the countryside and aims at educating the viewer on the unpredictable social systems that prevailed in South America.

A Dangerous Method

Image result for A Dangerous Method movieThe film is based on the lives of two of the prominent psychologists- Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Both personages come under the spell of a woman who completely captivates their senses as they struggle to find an answer to the psychological problem the woman harbors.

My Left Foot 

Image result for My Left Foot movieChristy Brown suffers from cerebral palsy but in no way does that hamper his perseverance. The film showcases the prominent phase of the man’s life thus giving us a glance of his adoptive talents and the effects of cerebral palsy on quality of life at large.
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8 Movies That Can Make You Instantly Happy

by Kaylen Summers

50/50

Image result for 50/50 filmThis film has a hell of a lot going on. The entire film is centered on our protagonist Adam and his medical issues. A thoughtful departure from the typical comedy that sometimes can feel tiring, 50/50 is sure to keep you on edge.

Lion

Image result for Lion filmYou will learn that by loving and learning about others, you unlock your inner self. This is an emotional and gripping tale about a 25-year-old boy (adopted by an Australian couple) who on a quest of finding his real parents travels across continents. We recommend it to all of you. You will love it.

Salmon Fishing in Yemen

Image result for Salmon Fishing in YemenThis is a relationship film but it is not the typical one. It is a relationship drama that blends in a good chunk of a journalist’s life and their current situation. This is not a comedy and though it still has a few happy moments, with incredible performances from a wonderful cast.

Sing Street

Image result for Sing Street movieMusic is in the air and that just adds to the uplifting routine. The boy who leads the track belongs to a family in the middle of a financial crisis. His sole focus right now is to impress a femme fatale with his music. Set in the 1980s, the film is a witty and cheerful story of a band’s successful journey and the protagonist’s pursuit of his love interest.

It’s Kind of a Funny story

Image result for It’s Kind of a Funny story movieAdolescence isn’t always normal for every child. It sure isn’t for Craig Gilner. So he decides to get himself checked into a mental health center. The youth ward isn’t available leaving him with the only option of spending five days in an adult ward where begins a journey of mentorship that changes his life for good.

Love is Strange

Image result for Love is Strange movieBen and George decide to tie the knot after four decades of courtship. That’s strange enough to even hand the title. The union sets off a series of events that makes up for a delightful ride for the audience elevated by the incredible cast.

The Fundamentals of Caring

Image result for The Fundamentals of Caring movieWhat does it take to care for someone? If you are one of those emotionally dry people who cannot find an answer to this question, well then this is your chance. Paul Rudd in an attempt to get over his painful divorce decides to become a caretaker of a teenager suffering from muscular dystrophy. It is not the most adorable relationship you will see as between usual caretakers and their beneficiaries. The connection develops purely on sarcasm and profanity that transcends into mutual growth and emotional healing.

The Intouchables

Image result for The Intouchables movieImagine you are bound to a wheelchair? An ex-con would definitely be the last choice on earth right? The protagonist, a rich paraplegic, thinks otherwise. He sees this as a life-changing experience for both of them and from there on ensues a poignant tale encompassing hilarity, surprises, and emotions all along.
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7 Movies That Deserves An Oscar

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 7 movies that lost the Oscars, but definitely deserve your time.

First Reformed

Image result for first reformed movieEthan Hawke was generally great and profoundly astute in his presentation in this film. First Reformed is an extremely unusual flick. Hawke plays a military cleric turned minister of a noteworthy church. A young mother (Amanda Seyfried) requests that he counsel her husband, whose agnostic perspectives strike as a crisis of faith to the pastor. The film in all its capacity zeroes in on the fate of the world and probably this is the reason it was in the running for Best original screenplay. You can stream it on Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube and Google Play.

Black Panther

Image result for Black Panther movieA Marvel movie! Yes! But it lost. And if you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favor and please go watch it. You are missing a cinematic and superhero masterpiece. It is now streaming on Netflix.

A Quiet Place

Image result for A Quiet Place movieThe Quiet Place crawls with Beasts who are blind and sensitive only to sound. The only defense against these monsters is to keeping pin drop silent in their presence. The film won a nomination for the best sound editing. The film is streaming on Vudu, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.

Shoplifters

Image result for Shoplifters movieShoplifters already had a taste of a win at the Cannes Film Festival. The film set in Tokyo showcases aims to bring out the rare side of family integrity topped by an incredible performance by Sakura Andô. The film is streaming on Vudu and YouTube.

Cold War

Image result for Cold War movieSet in the backdrop of the Iron curtain, the film takes us through the love story of a couple spanning over 15 turbulent years. The black and white format adds to the sanctity of the story that is much inspired by director Pawlikowski's parents. An otherwise exhausted and dramatic tale of passionate love is wonderfully narrated and the cinematography simply adds to the feel. The film is streaming on Amazon video.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Image result for Can You Ever Forgive Me? movieMelissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant is awfully underrated in this stunning film based on queer characters. The film was nominated for the best picture. It is available on Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, or Vudu.

RBG

Image result for RBG movieA riveting documentary about a woman with exceptional mental power was surprisingly left out of the contention of awards. "I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." The line sends chills down the spine and so does the story. The film is streaming on Hulu, YouTube, Vudu or Google Play.
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8 Great Movies That You’ve Probably Never Watched

by Kaylen Summers

Let’s have a look at movies that are criminally under-rated. 

  Saved

Image result for saved movie mandy mooreThis movie is a testament to just how wonderful is Mandy Moore in comedic roles. The hilarious film is set in a Christian high school where the mean queen Hillary Faye tries to control her pregnant friend Mary. The sharp sarcasm around Christianity and the iconic scene where Mandy Moore hurls a bible at Jena shouting ‘I am filled with Christ’s love’ are the highlights of this highly underrated teen comedy.  

Uptown Girls

Frankly, this Brittany Murphy starrer never got the credit it deserved as a classic. It will leave you in tears and awestruck at just how much you can relate to Murphy’s Molly as a 22-year-old girl. One warning- the desire to get those Egyptian cotton sheets will stick around until you get one of those.  

  Hackers

Image result for hackers movieA cult favorite Hackers had quite the futuristic story and also happens to be the breakout film for Angelina Jolie. Everything about this film made a statement- the clothes, the visuals, the characters. Not to mention the music, that was devoured by younger audiences.

Into the Blue

Image result for Into the Blue movieMight I suggest this one, just for all Paul Walker fans? Take the word at face value- he looks so gorgeous in this one, you will fall in love with him all over again. That is basically one selling point of the film and the other being Jessica Alba’s character that brought her into the spotlight as a leading lady.

 Alpha Dog

Image result for Alpha Dog movieThis gem has a separate elite movie nerd fan base and holds a respectful spot among movies that impact lives. It may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but the story has fire in it. Anton Yelchin is the star of the show, outperforming the star image he gained with big flicks like Star Trek.  

 Pet Sematary

Image result for Pet Sematary movieDerived from a Stephan King book this is one horror experience you will want to have again and again. The story subverts expectations and constantly improves with every watch. This is the kind of movie that will make you feel disgusted and terrorized at once.

Right on Track

Image result for Right on Track movieThis sports adventure belongs to times when kids movies were everything but soft. The rugged race tracks are meant only for men and race car drivers Courtney and Erica Enders are on a quest to change the notions of a misogynistic world.

 Dark Crystal

Image result for Dark Crystal movieAn astonishing work of art in every sense, The Dark Crystal is for those who have faith in the ingenuity of myths and legends. It will bring out a surge of emotions, including terror, awe, sympathetic and at times tears. And not just once or twice. It will happen each time you revisit this legendary piece of cinema.
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8 Romantic Movies That Are Worth Revisiting

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 romantic movies that are worth seeing once again.

Once

Image result for Once movieThis is a rather unusual love story about a busker and an immigrant who write and record songs about their romance. The language used in the film is bold, but the story and music will take your heart away. This oddball of cinemas is worth a shot.

P. S. I Love You

Image result for P. S. I Love You movieThe emotional closure is something that every relationship needs, especially when the separation has been caused by death. Death does not give everyone a chance to say goodbye, but the husband in this film was aware of his fate and thus decided to give his wife a proper closure through 10 letters. Grab that box of tissues, because you will be needing a lot of them.

The Notebook

Image result for The Notebook movieIf you are into love stories, you have probably already watched this one and there is no reason why you would not want to watch it on Valentine’s night. It is a classic love story loved by all hopeless romantics. The one that made you wish Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling were a real couple and made you go crazy when you found out they were actually dating. That is the effect this film had on the audiences.

Water for Elephants

Image result for Water for Elephants movieThe one thing that gets you excited about this film is the unusual pairing – Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Both are wonderful in their roles and do not disappoint. Pattinson plays a veterinary student and Witherspoon is a circus performer. Both find a common interest and leaning towards an elephant and that is how a beautiful tale of love ensues. But every love story has a villain. In this case, it is Witherspoon’s husband.

The Holiday

Image result for The Holiday movieMany of us might tag this a holiday flick, but it is essentially a love story. Following the lives of Iris and Amanda, who happen to meet through an online home exchange website, decide to switch residence and dwelling each other’s land for some time. It is the holiday they could use to get away from their tragic lives. Both find a love interest in a strange land and it is endearing to watch two stories parallelly progress towards a happy ending.
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Romantic Movies For Your Movie Date

by Kaylen Summers

Here are some awesome romantic movies for your movie date.

The Notebook

Image result for the notebook movieYou have probably already seen this one or at least heard of it. It stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams who play teenage sweethearts who are caught in a dilemma of choosing between their families and love. The film is a wholesome ride filled with happy, emotional, and romantic moments in abundance.

Grease

Image result for Grease movieThis is the one film that will demand you to shed all the baggage and masks and just be yourself. So ladies, are you ready for a feel-good ride?

500 Days of Summer

Image result for 500 Days of Summer movieHappily ever after is too overrated. 500 Days of Summer is meant to tell you that every perfect couple need not end up together. This film explores the progressions of courtship and may not exactly be a happy ending for everyone. Be prepared for that, because how much ever this feels like a love story, it's not one.

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Image result for Bridget Jones’ Diary movieNot long ago was Bridget Jones complaining about the lack of dating action in life! Well now she need not, because of not one, but two men are fighting for her attention. And of course, she records all this in her diary for us to understand the way she sees it.

Cadet Kelly

Image result for Cadet Kelly movieFor those of us who like to be called our own hero, could use some inspiration from the determined cadet Kelly. Even when Captain Stone is hell-bent on breaking her spirit, the clumsy yet dedicated cadet won’t give up.

27 Dresses

Image result for 27 Dresses movieThe selfless and hopeless romantic Jane, has served as a bridesmaid 27 times. But the adorable Jane finds out that her secret crush has been tapped by her younger sister, Jane begins to rethink her way of life.

Easy A

Image result for Easy A movieThis is one of Emma Stone’s top 10 movies. She plays a not so popular high school student who’s cooked up wild weekend story reaches every ear in the school eventually leading her to roll the eyeballs as she always desired.
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6 Great College Comedies To Watch On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

Monsters University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbeFIfS8uno   🍅80% 🎬 Animation, Action & Adventure1h 44m
Belonging to the Monsters Franchise, this movie is more of a prequel to what happens in Monster Inc. We see a young version of our favorite characters Mike and Sulley, as they try to get trained in scaring children and generating the power to run their city. The movie tells us how the two became the best of friends.

Glory Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEd69QSBI0s 🍅71% 🎬 Drama, Biography 1h 58m Set in 1966, this movie tells the story of how Texas Western coach Don Haskins trained and led the first all-black opening line-up for a college basketball team to play in the NCAA national championship. The movie will inject you with adrenaline and you are sure to feel the excitement like any other.

An Extremely Goofy Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NtcAwY9HSw 🍅63% 🎬 Drama, Biography 1h 19m Well, the name says it all. It's the movie of Goofy, and it's extremely goofy. Max goes for college and Goofy starts to miss him so badly. So, he quits his job and sets off to finish college with Max and his friends. But things are not as what Goofy expected. Now, both must learn to live their own lives together.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBkw65BYj6o 🍅50% 🎬 Family, Comedy 1h 31m Here is a classic one to tickle your funny bones. The movie starts off with the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, donating a computer to their college. When one of the students, Dexter Riley tries to fix the computer, his brain turns to a computer. Now he can remember everything that he reads. But, that's not all. He also seems to remember the information about  Arno's illegal businesses, which was in the computer's memory.

Return to Halloweentown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihXBE-mPe5c 🍅51% 🎬 Family, Comedy 1h 28m Halloweentown is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary. Returning to Witch University are Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan. But, awaiting them was some huge trouble from the Sinister Sisters. Apart from that, someone else is also plotting to get Marnie's powers and use them for evil.

College Road Trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMsD0Y3vUsQ 🍅12% 🎬 Adventure, Comedy 1h 23m Among all the movies on the list, this will be the funniest. The movie is about an overachieving high school student. When it came to deciding which college to choose, she made a plan to travel around the country and choose the perfect one. However, her overprotective cop father was not happy with the idea of letting her go alone. So he also tagged along to keep her on the straight and narrow.
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* Best Period Dramas Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Here is a list of 8 brilliant period dramas streaming on Netflix

Revolutionary Road

Image result for revolutionary road movieIf you felt Titanic was heartbreaking because Kate and Leo did not have a happy ending, this one will leave you shattered. Meant to say that as a positive trait as their onscreen chemistry is a treat to the eyes and you should watch Revolutionary Road for that in addition to its incredible storyline and screenplay.

Neruda

Image result for Neruda movieThe Chilean communist drama about the infamous politician and poet Pablo Neruda is an act of revolutionary aesthetics and narration. Luis Gnecco is perfect in the role as the impish Neruda. The narrative navigates through the time of Chilean history when a cold skirmish broke between the government and the communist group. An utterly biblical mash-up of literature, politics heightened by splendid performances.

The Imitation Game

Image result for The Imitation Game movieA British masterpiece helmed by Morten Tyldum is the life story of Alan Turing phenomenally portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch. Many believe Alan Turing was a hero who changed the world by breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War II but did not get credit owing to his sexuality which also led to his persecution.

Howard’s End

Image result for Howard’s End movieWhat happens when a conservative family crosses paths with an intellectual family? A situation of similar proportions brews up when the Schlegel family and Wilcox family meet in the late 20th century.

Daughters of the Dust

Image result for Daughters of the Dust movieThis is a lyrical experience crafted Julie Dash that chronicles the lives of three generations of Gullah women in the South Carolina preparing to migrate from the region owing to vanishing ways of life. You can feel the frenzy in the inventiveness of the narrative and visual language.

Becoming Jane

Image result for Becoming Jane movieNetflix sure does not have “pride and Prejudice”. But “Becoming Jane” is the closest any story could come to the 90s romance classic. The story is based on the life of the author of “Pride and Prejudice” Jane Austen herself and we may have just realized what forms the inspiration for most of her novels.

The Duchess

Image result for The Duchess movieThe ever beautiful Keira Knightley and period dramas are a never-ending affair and we can’t deny that it is where she belongs. In ‘The Duchess’ the actress portrays the life of the Duchess of Devonshire charting all her life right down to the scandals of 18th century.

‘Lady J’

Image result for Lady J movieFor all you movie buffs who love Dangerous Liaisons, Lady J almost walks the same path where a woman intends to take down a man who cheats on her. Set in the reign of Louis XV, the makers have brilliantly blended wit with a highly promising narrative.
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7 Movies That Are Too Hard To Figure Out

by Kaylen Summers

Identity (2003)

https://youtu.be/pUktZxwbqrc Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

The Machinist (2004)

https://youtu.be/H0fuHY4U1UA The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia.

Shutter Island (2010)

https://youtu.be/qdPw9x9h5CY World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Split (2017)

https://youtu.be/KIpGKumxiGg Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

Insomnia (2002)

https://youtu.be/V8Vu7Zre7h8 Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

https://youtu.be/W6Mm8Sbe__o Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, maybe just the bait to draw him out.

1408 (2007)

https://youtu.be/WIASqPZqnhs A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
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7 Netflix Movies About The World’s End

by Kaylen Summers

The Colony (2013)

https://youtu.be/ZENI7UC3WQo 1h 35min | Action, Science Fiction, Horror Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.

Pacific Rim (2013)

https://youtu.be/A85EtOalcsM 2h 11min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed-up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Zombieland (2009)

https://youtu.be/8m9EVP8X7N8 1h 28min | Comedy, Horror Columbus has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee doesn't have fears. If he did, he'd kick their ever-living ass. In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors. But now, they're about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all: each other.

Train to Busan (2016)

https://youtu.be/1ovgxN2VWNc 1h 58min | Action, Horror, Thriller Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival.

Bird Box (2018)

https://youtu.be/o2AsIXSh2xo 2h 4min | Thriller, Drama Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Oblivion (2013)

https://youtu.be/tx6_JMDFfWI 2h 4min | Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

The 5th Wave (2016)

https://youtu.be/kmxLybfGNC4 1h 52min | Adventure, Science Fiction 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
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Must-Watch Suspense Thrillers On Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

Low Tide

https://youtu.be/I2b5dmkDUa4 Low Tide tells the story about teenager Alan and his younger brother. They find a bag of coins on a dead man’s island home. Even though they hide it from their friends, one of them grows suspicious and eventually finds out about it. Now, the violently unpredictable friend is willing to do anything to get the coins all for himself.

The Fanatic

https://youtu.be/go6AW7sPW84 The Fanatic tells the story about Moose. He is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When he gets cheated on an opportunity to meet Hunter, he turns to stalk the celebrity to get the attention he feels he deserves. What started off as a harmless act, eventually turns into life-threatening.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

https://youtu.be/AvXjx8SZbv8 47 Meters Down: Uncaged tells the story of four teens who sneak away from their vacation crew and decides to explore a ruined underwater city. They soon realize that they are trapped inside the underwater ruins. Adding more horror to the situation is the fact that they are in the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean.

The Lighthouse

https://youtu.be/Hyag7lR8CPA The Lighthouse is the 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. It features Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers who are faced with loneliness, friendship and their fears. They soon start to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares.

Angel Has Fallen

https://youtu.be/l4AQchYSxwc Angel Has Fallen (2019) tells the story about Secret Service agent Mike Banning. He is accused of a failed assassination attempt on the U.S. President Allan Trumbull. In order to clear his name and find the real threat to the president, Banning escapes from his captors. He soon turns to unlikely allies to help save the country from imminent danger.

21 Bridges

https://youtu.be/qaZoSTG10lw 21 Bridges tell the story about an expertly trained NYPD detective named Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman). A gang of cop killers is on the run. In order to defeat them, Andre puts all of New York City on a lockdown. As the night unfolds, he soon becomes unsure of who to pursue, and who’s in pursuit of him.

Gemini Man

https://youtu.be/6orc_lHvJKY Gemini Man tells the story of Henry Brogan, who is an elite assassin. He becomes the target of a mysterious assassin who can predict his every move. However, he soon realizes that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.
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7 Netflix Movies That Are Super Creepy To Watch

by Kaylen Summers

We have gone through almost all the horror movies available on Netflix and trimmed down 7 of the best horror movies on the platform.

The Ritual

https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0 The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes, the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

Murder Party

https://youtu.be/TTrAX5QgChc Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier's debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

Coraline

https://youtu.be/XyUwEO7xelY Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

The Crow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHT3lDPrees A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

The Babysitter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qibY77AWlUc A horror comedy that is just right for Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

Horns

https://youtu.be/xzkNgacIFTA The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grow his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring the weirdness of the supernatural world.
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7 Must-Watch Animated Movies On

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 8 awesome animated movies that are worth rewatching on Disney+

The Lion King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sj1MT05lAA Any list about animated movies will not be complete with including The Lion King. The classic animated feature is an immortal work of art in every aspect and worth rewatching a million times, no matter how old you are. Released in 1994, the movie is about a young lion prince who is orphaned by a cruel uncle and cast out. But, when destiny called him back, he returns to reclaim his kingdom and take revenge.

Toy Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-PjgYDrg70 Talking about classic animated movies, here is another one. The movie made by Disney and Pixar is iconic and well known all around the globe. Toy Story talks about a group of toys that belonged to a young boy named Andy. Led by Woody, the toys lived together in Andy's room. However, things changed when a new toy arrived- Buzz Lightyear.

WALL·E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-_9n5DtKOc We all have seen this movie and know how beautiful this is. Which is why seeing it one more time will really be worth it. The movie takes us to a post-apocalyptic Earth, left behind by humans. The only remaining 'being' is a is WALL.E the last robot with some interesting human-like qualities. His long, lonely days are over when a sleek new type of robot arrives on Earth.

Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFWdXl_zJ4 Carl Fredricksen wants to spend the rest of his retirement life exploring the world and experiencing life to the fullest. That is why at the age of 78, he turned his house into a hot air balloon and flew off into the unknown. But, fate had other plans as 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell somehow managed to join him on the journey. Watch as the two adventures into the unknown.

Finding Nemo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPHfeNgogVs Nemo is an adventurous young clownfish. Unexpectedly, he was taken away from his home. Now, his worrisome father Marlin and a forgetful fish Dory must make their way through the whole ocean to a dentist's office aquarium where Nemo is kept. Stream to watch their great adventure, vegetarian sharks, hypnotic jellyfish, surfer dude turtles, and hungry seagulls.

Inside Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRUAzGQ3nSY Have you ever watched how your emotions worked?! How do you get sad, angry or happy?! How are memories made and forgotten?! Well, Disney and Pixar have the sweetest answers for that. This Oscar-winning animation feature is about the young girl Riley and her guiding emotions— Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. They all live in a headquarters in Riley's mind and guides everything she is feeling.

Coco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlnPHQ3TLX8 This Latin American tale is about Miguel and his dreams of becoming a successful musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. But, the greatest challenge he is facing is from his family who has a generations-old ban on music. In order to prove his talent, Miguel must now travel through the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead.
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Most Viewed Independent Movies On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that we love watching a blockbuster from time to time. But, there is something about the independent movies that make us want to see it. Yes! their production value is really low when compared to big Hollywood names. But, there are many good indie movies out there that are worth seeing. We can see the blood, sweat, and tears of the filmmakers in these movies and that makes these films more close to us than the ones from big studios. Here are some of the best indie movies for you to watch on Netflix.

Sling Blade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RLVfo4SZfg Karl Childers has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12. He was accused of killing his mother and her lover. But if he is released into the outside world, will he be able to adjust to it? Or is he better of institutionalized? Steam this wonderful indie movie to find out.

Obvious Child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2GN3wdfqbA This comedy and drama movie centers around an immature, newly unemployed comic. She lands in an unplanned pregnancy after her fling with a graduate student. Now, she must navigate through the murky waters of adulthood. Jenny Slate and Jake Lacy play the lead roles in the movie.

Black Snake Moan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYMqX3SKIGY Featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci, this one is about a God-fearing bluesman who takes in a wild young woman. She is a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Will he be the one to provide love and care that she was long seeking for?

Whisky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNbNqBVBsHA Jacobo's long lost brother has resurfaced and he wants to prove to him that his life is going great.  He turns to Marta, an employee at his sock factory to act as his wife in front of his brother. However, both soon started to realize that they have something more to each other than their estranged relationship.

King Jack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL_EYJFBIfI Jack grew up in a rural town filled with violence. His mother and father were oblivious. When his aunt fell ill, his younger cousin came to stay with him. It is from his cousin that he learns the value of friendship, family, and looking for happiness, even in the most desolated situations.

She's Gotta Have It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd9oTGr_1DA Nola is having simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men.  The movie is about her story told by her, her partners, and her friends. Each man wants her to be committed to her. But, Nola wanted her freedom and not to be tied up to any relationship.

Soni

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=928gFVXgEPQ Soni is a young policewoman in Delhi. Her superintendent, Kalpana is working on cases of violent crimes against women. Unfortunately, their alliance gets a huge setback. Following the accusation of misconduct on duty when Soni is transferred out. The crime and drama movie features Geetika Vidya Ohlyan and Saloni Batra in the lead roles.
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8 Movies To Watch If You Love History

by Kaylen Summers

Detroit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFeWsDpy9y0 🍅84% ⌛2h 23m 🎬2017 In 1967, America saw one of the largest citizen uprisings and it all started with a small police raid in Detroit. This American period crime drama film takes us deep into the tension that started the revolt and how the officials behaved to the people belonging to the black community of the region.

Hotel Mumbai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6szJsykTQw 🍅76% ⌛2h 03m 🎬2019 India faced one of its most devastating terrorist attacks at Mumbai on November 26, 2008. Hatred and death were spread throughout the city by terrorists. But, their biggest attack was at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

Vice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09a9laLh0k 🍅66% ⌛2h 12m 🎬2018 When George W. Bush ran for the president in 2000, he chose Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate. Cheney was not new to politics. He was the former White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip, and defense secretary. When Bush won the election, Cheney went on to help reshape the world using his new powers.

The Way Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMRJonfmQY0 🍅66% ⌛2h 12m 🎬2018 Set after the WWII period, this period drama is Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003). The movie handles themes of man's struggle for freedom by depicting the struggle that several men went through to escape from a Russian gulag. Their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom across deserts, mountains and several nations builts the core of the movie.

Denial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfyw7Uz8_2A 🍅66% ⌛2h 12m 🎬2018 We all know that the Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in human history. However, that was not the case years back. The Holocaust was only a conspiracy theory for many and they denied its existence. David Irving was one of them. But, when acclaimed writer and historian, Deborah E. Lipstadtpointed out that he was manipulating a historic truth, Irving sues her for libel.

Best of Enemies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yaD2KzwDk4 🍅93% ⌛1h 27m 🎬2015 Perhaps the best series of political debates to be televised will be that between liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. This documentary not only showcases their commentary about the issues of their day but the entangled biographies of two of the greatest thinkers of all time.

Anthropoid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgR1jhEt37Y 🍅93% ⌛1h 27m 🎬2015 Featuring Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy, this movie is about Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš. These two brave soldiers parachuted into their occupied homeland in order to assassinate a Nazi officer named Reinhard Heydrich.
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Best Heart-Warming Romances Worth Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and like many of us you might also be wondering the same thing- “Where can I find some good romantic movies?!” Don’t Worry. This time we’ve narrowed it down for you. This guide will help you find the right valentine’s day movies to stream or rent. Just be sure to have your popcorn and tissue ready!

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

https://youtu.be/LMpLWf5tv30 You might have already seen this legendary rom-com. But, it is still worthy enough to be seen again. The movie has Ryan Reynolds in the lead role and is about him telling his daughter the romantic tale of how he met her mother. If you are looking for some serious romantic tale, then this one is surely going hit the spot. Watch now

Someone Great (2019)

https://youtu.be/BBd9gcrj2Wk This one is more of a  love-story-turned-break-up film. But, it is not all about pain and break-up, its more about finding yourself afterward. So, gather your girl gang, grab some wine and watch this movie to rediscover yourself this Valentine’s Day. Don't forget to get some tissues too. Watch now

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

https://youtu.be/aNmP7z1Eemo Watts is a young tomboy. She is friends with Keith. However, things take a turn when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Poor Watts realizes that she has some other deeper feelings for her best friend than just friendship. But, will she be able to express it and win his heart? Watch now

Love, Rosie (2014)

https://youtu.be/luh9S2bUaFk Ready for some solid cry?! This classic story retold with new actors is sure to put tears on your eyes. There is nothing new about the narrative. But, its cliches are enough to make us feel romantic. Besides that, the movie has Lily Collins and Sam Claflin giving out their best romantic performances ever and they look so adorable together as well. Watch now

Heartbreakers (2001)

https://youtu.be/ja2Q5gH_Mac This light-hearted, fun rom-com is about a mother and daughter who like to swindle rich men. Max marries a wealthy woman and Page seduces them for Max to catch. The two decide to do one last heist. However, it looks like someone catches some feelings. Watch now

Take Me Home (2011)

https://youtu.be/F5K-Dl4DUV4 Thom Colvin is an unlicensed NYC cab driver. One day an attractive woman gets into his cap and asks him to take her to California. What else do you need for a love story to blossom?! Will the long travel make them fall in love? Stream to find out. Watch now

Drinking Buddies (2013)

https://youtu.be/wxuxkQF7Bak Need some indie romance?! Drinking Buddies is the ultimate feel-good romantic drama you can find. The movie has a simple-yet-relatable narrative about relationships, jealousy and lots of beer brewing. Watch how the line between 'friends' and 'more than just friends' become blurry. Watch now

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

https://youtu.be/Qr2DxgOnKoA Imagine meeting your former flame after a very long. This rom-com is all about that. Expect one is a rich famous chef and the other is just an ordinary man running a family business. Will these differences keep them away from their obvious connections? Stream to find out. Watch now

The Choice (2016)

https://youtu.be/nWPM1jTnuuo This movie takes place in a small coastal town. It was where Travis and Gabby first meet. The two neighbors, eventually, end up in a relationship. But, it seems like life is not all on their side. With a turmoil of life events set to upset their romantic tale, will they be able to hold on to each other in love?! Watch now
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6 Movies On Disney+ If You Are Missing College

by Kaylen Summers

Monsters University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbeFIfS8uno   🍅80% 🎬 Animation, Action & Adventure1h 44m
Belonging to the Monsters Franchise, this movie is more of a prequel to what happens in Monster Inc. We see a young version of our favorite characters Mike and Sulley, as they try to get trained in scaring children and generating the power to run their city. The movie tells us how the two became the best of friends.

Glory Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEd69QSBI0s 🍅71% 🎬 Drama, Biography 1h 58m Set in 1966, this movie tells the story of how Texas Western coach Don Haskins trained and led the first all-black opening line-up for a college basketball team to play in the NCAA national championship. The movie will inject you with adrenaline and you are sure to feel the excitement like any other.

An Extremely Goofy Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NtcAwY9HSw 🍅63% 🎬 Drama, Biography 1h 19m Well, the name says it all. It's the movie of Goofy, and it's extremely goofy. Max goes for college and Goofy starts to miss him so badly. So, he quits his job and sets off to finish college with Max and his friends. But things are not as what Goofy expected. Now, both must learn to live their own lives together.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBkw65BYj6o 🍅50% 🎬 Family, Comedy 1h 31m Here is a classic one to tickle your funny bones. The movie starts off with the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, donating a computer to their college. When one of the students, Dexter Riley tries to fix the computer, his brain turns to a computer. Now he can remember everything that he reads. But, that's not all. He also seems to remember the information about  Arno's illegal businesses, which was in the computer's memory.

Return to Halloweentown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihXBE-mPe5c 🍅51% 🎬 Family, Comedy 1h 28m Halloweentown is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary. Returning to Witch University are Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan. But, awaiting them was some huge trouble from the Sinister Sisters. Apart from that, someone else is also plotting to get Marnie's powers and use them for evil.

College Road Trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMsD0Y3vUsQ 🍅12% 🎬 Adventure, Comedy 1h 23m Among all the movies on the list, this will be the funniest. The movie is about an overachieving high school student. When it came to deciding which college to choose, she made a plan to travel around the country and choose the perfect one. However, her overprotective cop father was not happy with the idea of letting her go alone. So he also tagged along to keep her on the straight and narrow.
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Most Watched Movies On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

The Nightmare Before Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qrB9I3DM80 Jack Skellington is the spindly king of Halloween Town. After getting fed up from scaring humans on Halloween with the same old tricks, he decides to do execute a new trick- kidnap Santa Claus and deliver ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas. However, his plans got foiled by his rag-doll girlfriend, Sally.

Mary Poppins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOfH7uEojKk Featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, this classic fantasy movie is about a magical nanny. She uses music and adventure to help two ignored children grow closer to their father.

Fantasia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiVWMtB3YPg This one is a  timeless masterpiece from Walt Disney. It is an extravaganza of sight and sound. You can watch the music come to life and hear the pictures explode into song. There is no doubt that this will be an experience that is going to excite you again and again.

Pete's Dragon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPOamb6d_20 Grace works as a forest ranger. She meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home. He says that he lives in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. Grace soon realizes that  Elliott is the same dragon in her father's tales.

Pooh's Heffalump Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLW2vzKfhMc Wondering what a Heffalump exactly is? Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga and the rest of the lovable residents of the Hundred Acre Wood all set to go on a journey figuring out the same thing. Watch how this unusual road trip is opening their eyes to something much more.

Splash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMIsXdoj2vU Featuring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, this movie is about a successful businessman who falls in love with the girl of his dreams. However, there is huge complication that is stopping him from getting to her. He is a fallen hook and sinker for a mermaid.
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8 Blockbuster Movies About Aliens

by Kaylen Summers

Perhaps the most (over)used story-line in the genre of science fiction is about alien invasions. While we are still looking for life beyond our little blue planet, the curiosity of them finding us first has always been haunting us. Sci-fi movies about alien invasion are perfect projections of these fear and excitement. Over the years, these movies have shown as many aliens invading our home planet- some cute and cuddly while others are slimy and horrifying. Whatever the case may be, they have always entertained us. Which is why we are giving you 8 great alien invasion movies for you to watch on Amazon Prime. Here are our picks:

Battleship (2012)

https://youtu.be/cp3646Zf8rg 2h 11min | Thriller, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction Remember the radio signals that are sending into space? Well, it finally got a reply from ‘Planet G’. As a result, several alien crafts splashes down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer and part of an international naval coalition. They become the world's last hope for survival in the fight against the hostile alien force of unbelievable strength.

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

https://youtu.be/Yt7ofokzn04 1h 56min | Action, Science Fiction Like every other alien invasion movie, here also the Earth is under attack by unknown forces.  The world's great cities are falling and somehow Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind. As they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before,  it is now up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon save humanity from the creatures.

Passengers (2016)

https://youtu.be/7BWWWQzTpNU 1h 56min | Drama, Romance, Science Fiction This is not something you will not consider as an alien invasion. But it is too good not to be included in the list. In a distant future, a spacecraft is traveling to a faraway colony planet.  The craft is transporting thousands of people. However, there happens to be a malfunction in its sleep chambers and two of its passengers are awakened 90 years early.

War of the Worlds (2005)

https://youtu.be/msxe3yJPfyY 1h 56min | Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction Almost an adaptation of the classic novel, this one tells about Ray Ferrier. He is a divorced dockworker and a less-than-perfect father. However, things are about to change as he is trying to keep his teenage son and young daughter while the world is getting invaded by aliens. Talk about a rough weekend!!

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

https://youtu.be/cSqQxoT3wMQ 1h 59min | Action, Science Fiction Another exclusion from the general alien invasion plotline. But, this one also deserves to be here for sharing a similar storyline. Riddick is an escaped convict who has been outrunning ruthless bounty hunters for years. Suddenly, he becomes part of a fight for the future of humanity. The lone, reluctant hero must now wage an incredible battle on fantastic and deadly worlds to save humanity from annihilation.

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

https://youtu.be/gQHKolIqBGs 2h 4min | Science Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure Yeah!! It not that great of a movie to watch. But, you have to admit that it is not easy to find a sci-fi movie that is more fantasy than sci-fi.  The movie takes place in a universe where human genetic material is a super precious commodity.  An impoverished young Earth woman finds herself becoming the key to strategic tactics and internal conflicts within a powerful dynasty.

Men in Black (1997)

https://youtu.be/HYUd7AOw_lk 1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction Men In Black is all about not starting an alien invasion. According to the movie, the aliens are not coming- they are already here. However, there are some aliens who believe that they can take over the universe and it is the duty of the MIB agents to stop them and save the day.

Evolution (2001)

https://youtu.be/qAiUZUHcEbQ 1h 41min | Action, Comedy, Science Fiction Here is a comedy blend to the awfully serious sub-genre. A meteor hits our planet and releases alien life forms.  Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Orlando Jones, and David Duchovny are the only people who can save us from the aliens taking over the world. Trust them with this mission, however, can be a huge problem...  to Earth.
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6 Investigative Thrillers on Netflix Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

Having strong roots in literature, murder mysteries have always roused the interest of its audiences. The classic detective adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s famous character of Hercule Poirot are perfect examples of this. But, when it comes to movies, making good murder mysteries need a little more than just good narratives. The acting performances, the brilliant directions, the seamless cinematography, all play an integral role in giving out the best mysteries onscreen. Netflix provides a huge array of movies belonging to this well-crafted genre (many even from the 50s and 60s). Here is a list of 6 wonderful, gripping mystery thrillers, that you can watch on the streaming platform. So take a seat, turn off the lights and enjoy these movies:

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ3_biTbeRM ⌛1h 55m ⭐6.2/10 This movie is set in the late 1980s. A police officer is looking to become a detective. In order to do so, he needs to solve a good case. Taking it upon himself, he starts tracking a serial killer who resurfaces every nine years. But soon he realizes that the killer's crimes are starting to defy all scientific explanations. Now the officer's obsession with the case is destroying everything around him.

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp7xXPnQC-c ⌛1h 51m ⭐6.3/10 This movie is more of a remake of an Argentine film with a similar storyline. But, it has a really exciting mystery that is worth watching. Jess is Detective Ray's former teammate. He is helping her reinvestigate the death of her daughter. As he finds new clues, a more shocking truth is slowly revealed to them.

Agatha And The Truth Of Murder (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2apnlrZmv28 ⌛1h 33m ⭐6.3/10 We all know about the queen of murder mysteries, Agatha Christie. This one is about her, deciding to solve a real-life murder. In 1926, the had trouble both in her writing and her personal life. It was during this time that the god-daughter and namesake of Florence Nightingale was found murdered on a train. Her body had horrific head injuries. When the victim's partner requested Agatha to help, she took it herself to solve the case.

Small Town Crime (2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c63I7rjWcYw ⌛1h 31m ⭐6.6/10 This is truly one of the most underrated murder mysteries of all time. The narrative talks about Mike Kendall who is an alcoholic ex-cop. He discovers a woman’s body on the roadside of a highway. This sets himself on an investigation to find her killers. If you want a violent murder mystery with an ample dash of humor,  then this is your pick.

Murder Mystery (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YEVQDr2f3Q ⌛1h 37m ⭐6/10 There is no doubt that Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are legends when it comes to comedy.  This latest flick from Netflix has them on a murder mystery. The two play a couple who are on a European vacation to regain the spark in their marriage. However, they somehow end up getting framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire. Will the duo be able to solve the murder and save themselves?!

Righteous Kill (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5bnAxYgwG4 ⌛1h 43m ⭐6/10 A team-up of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro is always fun to watch. This time they are out to solve a gritty murder mystery. A killer murders convicts and criminals and leaves poetry after murdering his victims. Will Al Pacino and De Niro be able to bring some 'poetic justice' to this crime thriller.  A major twist awaits you at the end of this film.
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Best Horror Movies To Stream On Netflix

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that the horror genre is going through a creatively robust period. Though moviemakers have explored almost all aspects of the genre, there are still more horror movies releasing, day after day. But, let's be honest. Many of these movies are just B-grade flick and others are just plain garbage. But, if you take some effort and weed out the trash, there are some hidden gems waiting for you. Luckily, we have decided to cut down the trash and picking up the right ones for you. We have gone through almost all the horror movies available on Netflix and trimmed down 7 of the best horror movies on the platform.

The Ritual

https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0 The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes, the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

Murder Party

https://youtu.be/TTrAX5QgChc Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier's debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

Coraline

https://youtu.be/XyUwEO7xelY Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

The Crow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHT3lDPrees A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

The Babysitter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qibY77AWlUc A horror comedy that is just right for Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

Horns

https://youtu.be/xzkNgacIFTA The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grow his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring the weirdness of the supernatural world.
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8 Most Memorable Movies To Watch Right Now

by Kaylen Summers

We know how it feels to go through a terrible day. Maybe you had some trouble at the office or a bad blow-out with your BFF over text. Either way, we have some awesome movies to cheer you up. Stream these movies on Netflix and get your mood lifted in a jiffy. Here are some awesome movies to watch when you are sad.

Barry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6qlPeS1kGY Director: Vikram Gandhi Writer: Adam Mansbach Cast: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Ellar Coltrane, Avi Nash, and Linus Roache. Here is a Netflix original about the college life United States' former president Barack Obama. The movie is about how he had to face the issues of race and divergent cultures during his young age. Telling the tale of his inspiring New York city life, this movie will leave you full of laughs and a happy heart.

Always Be My Maybe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2DxgOnKoA Director: Nahnatchka Khan Writers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, and Michael Golamco Cast: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michelle Buteau, James Saito, Daniel Dae Kim, Karan Soni, and Keanu Reeves Sasha and Marcus are childhood friends. After having a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years, they meet up once again. The only problem is that she is a celebrity chef now and he is still living at home and working for his dad. Will the hidden romance between them flourish?! Or will things get too complicated?!

Wine Country

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8faPcxltWw Director: Amy Poehler Writers: Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski Cast: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Ana Gasteyer, Tina Fey, and Jason Schwartzman The theatrical debut of  Amy Poehler may not be thematically satisfying, but it is surely a breezy, easy watch. It has sufficient laughs, a swell dose of heart and feel-good vibes throughout. The plot is based on a real-life trip the cast members took to celebrate Dratch’s 50th birthday. If you are looking for a movie to watch with your friends, this is a fun one to include in your watchlist.

Get Him to the Greek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWySOSNFfGk Director/Writer: Nicholas Stoller Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Colm Meaney, and Sean Combs After the huge success of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, writer/director Nicholas Stoller decided to create a spin-off around Russell Brand’s character Aldous Snow. With tight-packed comedy and some brilliant performances from Jonah Hill, this movie can surely inject some positive vibes into your heart.

Hot Rod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhdrA9qz79o Director: Akiva Schaffer Writer: Pam Brady Cast: Andy Samberg, Isla Fischer, Jorma Taccone, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Ian McShane, and Will Arnett Hot Rod is incredibly silly and fun. The movie has Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone in the lead roles. Samberg plays the role of a wanna-be stuntman who wants to perform super cool stunts. With nods to 80's comedy movies, the movie brings to the audience the signature style of The Lonely Island.

The Edge of Seventeen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2tHTktvE5Q Director/Writer: Kelly Fremon Craig Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, and Hayden Szeto The Edge of Seventeen is refreshing in so many ways. Firstly, the story is told from a women's point of view. Following the teen life of a high school junior girl, this hilarious R-rated movie is brutally honest. The girl becomes friends with a teacher who guides her through friend, boy, and family troubles.

Set It Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-eRc9PF3TU Director: Claire Scanlon Writer: Katie Silberman Cast: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, and Taye Diggs When it comes to romantic comedies, Netflix is at the top of the game. Here is another beautiful original from the streaming platform. With the dazzling performances from Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, the movie is a complete charm. Yes! There are many rom-com cliches. But, they are executed so well that you won't feel them distracting.  
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8 Sports Movies That Became International BlockBusters

by Kaylen Summers

The magic about sports movies is that they are independent of the sports they talk about. So people who don't know the sport or don't like sports can enjoy it, resonate with the emotion it is selling and also get inspired by it. But, this is only applicable to sports movies that are great. This means that there are a lot of bad sports movies out there that can easily ruin your day. So, how will you avoid the bad ones and get the good ones?! One way to do it is with this list of sports movies. We have picked up some of the most intriguing sports movies that can surely make you emotional and root for the antagonist.

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

https://youtu.be/Xa3EdS3l1zs?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 This TV movie is about the friendship between Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. The movie has a very young Robert De Niro in the role of a redneck from Georgia.  He is a Yankees catcher who soon reveals his starting-pitcher friend that he’s dying. We guarantee you that this sports movie is sure to make you cry.

The Boxer (1997)

https://youtu.be/i0OL60CD9-Q?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Although we cannot consider this one as a typical sports movie, the narrative does revolve around a big game. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the role of a former IRA member and boxer. He is trying to navigate in the new world after serving 40 years in jail. Will his boxing skills be enough to help him survive?

Creed (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMtWbsLTOSY Just when they thought that the Rocky series had run out of gas, they introduced Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to add some adrenaline into the franchise. The movie features a young Adonis Creed struggling with his identity. With the old Rocky in the mix, we have one emotional sports movie that is worth watching.

Rush (2013)

https://youtu.be/aphGbb07xk8?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 In every sports movie, there is always someone to root for. It can be a team or an athlete. But, in the 2015 racing movie Rush, the movie makers made both the main characters bad guys. The movie is based on the intense real-life rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The best thing about this sports movie is that it questions our need to place the main characters as good or bad.

A League of Their Own (1992)

https://youtu.be/WcN392H2jx0?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 There is nothing more charming to watch than a comedy about a women’s professional baseball league during World War II. With Tom Hanks acing the role of an alcoholic manager. This movie will surely be a touching, memorable laugh for you.

Rocky (1976)

https://youtu.be/3VUblDwa648?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Taking place long before all the sequels, the montage sequences, and before Stallone became chiseled up, this movie is the most inspirational for its simple narrative of an underdog fighting his way over against all obstacles.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

https://youtu.be/Ph2Y-epihlk?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Remember Boyhood?! Hoop Dreams is a similar documentary about two Chicago-area teens, William Gates and Arthur Agee. More than just a sports-based story, this three-hour film is a realistic reflection of poverty, broken families, and a failing education system.
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8 Movies To Watch When You Are Down

by Kaylen Summers

We all know that movies have the power to evoke emotions in us. Some movies scare us, thrill us, disgust us and make us sad and while there are others that cheer us.  These movies are maybe subtle. But still, they are capable of triggering a positive vibe within us. Here are 8 movies that are sure to cheer your mood up.

Morning Glory (2010)

https://youtu.be/s9lWUqraDoU This one is about a young and devoted morning television producer who is desperate to keep the failing show on the air. She recruits a former news journalist and anchor. But it seems like they disapprove co-hosting the show due to its lack of real news stories.

Selma (2014)

https://youtu.be/x6t7vVTxaic The tales of victory are not over. This one is from history books. Selma is a place Alabama where segregation in the South was at its worst. This lead to a march that ended in violence. As a result, President Lyndon B. Johnson was forced to make a famous statement and ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

Notting Hill (1999)

https://youtu.be/4RI0QvaGoiI William Thacker leads a humdrum existence as a London bookstore owner. However, things are thrown into a romantic turmoil when the famous American actress Anna Scott visits his shop. One thing leads to another and the two kisses each other, marking the beginning of a full-blown affair. But, will the average bloke and glamorous movie star overcome their radically different lifestyles find happiness in their love. You will have to stream to find out.

Galaxy Quest (1999)

https://youtu.be/B34jbC43XzA Really for some intergalactic space adventure?! While most crews volunteer for a heroic space mission, here is one who had no idea that they were walking into a battle between two intergalactic species. The funny part is that both these species think that they are some intergalactic heroes while they are actually stars of a 1980s sci-fi show.

Before Sunrise (1995)

https://youtu.be/25v7N34d5HE This love story has a cult-following of its own. It was on his way to Vienna that Jesse meets Céline. He is an American and she is a student returning to Paris. The two instantly connect with each other and gets off the train in Vienna. With no money for lodging, they wander through the city together, experiencing Vienna night together and the company of each other.

Hot Fuzz (2007)

https://youtu.be/ayTnvVpj9t4 As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series of grisly accidents rocks Sandford, Angel smells something rotten in the idyllic village.

Nacho Libre (2006)

https://youtu.be/btfjTl7sEIg Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed.

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019)

https://youtu.be/BK0rbzLk0YI This movie has a true story of survival that will surely inspire your children.  Amberley Snyder is a nationally ranked barrel racer. After barely surviving an automobile accident, she is now paralyzed from the waist down. But with strong will-power and determination, she fights back to her place in the sport she loves.
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7 Biopic To Learn About Life

by Kaylen Summers

We all know what a biopic is. It is the cinematic representation of life and most often the death of a famous personality. Movies are not like real life. So there will obviously be so many glorified moments to make these movies more engaging and attractive to the general audiences. With that being said here are some of the great movies about real-life people that are worth watching.

J. Edgar (2011)

https://youtu.be/vD99zwj-ZUg We all know J. Edgar Hoover as the feared and admired, reviled and revered face of law enforcement in America. Over his 50 years serving the nation, he has been part of many government policies and controversies. When filmmakers decided to make a movie about him, it was Leonardo Di Caprio who got the chance to play Edgar on screen.

Race (2016)

https://youtu.be/Ho9KA_JF0sE Jesse Owens is one of those sportspeople who became the greatest track and field athlete in history. He took the central stage when he was chose to represent his nation at the 1936 Olympics. But there he had to face off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. This is his life's tale.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

https://youtu.be/0a8DQcS26Vs Perhaps the most noted figure after Martian Luther King to fight for the African American Community is Nelson Mandela. This 2013 biopic unfolds the chronicles of his life and struggles to become who he is. Starting off the journey from his childhood in a rural village, the movie follows the respected leader to him becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Milk (2008)

https://youtu.be/0rMzrruIIm8 The story of Harvey Milk is known wide and far. He is the first openly gay man ever to be elected into a public office. It was in the late 1970s that Milk began his fight for gay rights. He went on to inspire others to join his movement and make equal rights available for all Americans.

Jobs (2013)

https://youtu.be/SH1jKZwcS9Y Steve Jobs will always be a name remembered by many for many years to come. He is the creator of one of the greatest brands in human history and has revolutionized how we use technology. After his sadful demise, two biopics were made about his life and career. However, we are just settling with just one for this list.

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

https://youtu.be/m9pBWtZHV1o Actor Peter Sellers had a turbulent personal and professional life. He began his career as a comic performer on BBC Radio and later moved on to become one of the greatest film comedians of all time. However, being an obsessive artist he dedicated most of his life to his work. This eventually made him neglected by his loved ones.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

https://youtu.be/hyzQjVUmIxk Many know Michael 'Eddie' Edwards as a courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself. But, his life story is more than just that. Eddie the Eagle depicts the athlete's life, struggle and how he endured all the hurdles to become what he is today.
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8 Movies To Watch With Your Family

by Kaylen Summers

Parents who are having a hard time finding the perfect movies to watch with your kids, we got this. Amazon may not have a section labelled specially as family movies, but they do have films which suit the occasion. Here are 8 movies that you can watch with your kids without getting bored all along.
  1. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Image result for valerian and the city of a thousand planets (2017)Rated PG-13, IMDb score: 6.5/10 Luc Besson’s The Fifth element may not exactly fall within the confines of family movies, but Valerian sure does. The film is an adaptation of French comics and has a PG-13 rating. The film has its share of absurd ferocity but the kind that does not hurt the eyes since it is mostly computer-generated. Oh, and there is a sexy dance number by Rihanna!  
  1. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Space (2017)
Related imageRated G, IMDb score: N/A Again a G-Rated feature which is safe for watching with children of all ages. Paul Hunts Cat in the Hat saga this time explores the wilderness of the solar system. This the absolute go-to if you want to get your kids started on the sci-fi space adventures.  
  1. Power Rangers (2017)
Image result for Power Rangers (2017)Rated PG-13, IMDb score: 6.0/10 This reboot of the original Power Rangers film is a next-level adventure. Tidied up for the new-gen audience (older kids basically), it follows the power rangers dealing with some obnoxious rumour peddling happening at school. The violence is animated and the kids get to venture into the vivid world of the gang fighting evil monsters.  
  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016)
Related imageRated PG-13, IMDb score: 6/10 Before you pounce on our decision to add this movie to the list, wait! Agreed that this turtle spoof carries a load of foul language and toilet humour, but they have definitely sobered down on the sexual content. If that’s what had you worried and a little “Jackass” and “son of a b****” here and there does not bother you, go for it!  
  1. Hugo (2011)
Image result for Hugo (2011)Rated PG, IMDb score: 7.5/10 A quirky ride power packed for a younger group of audiences is what Hugo is at large. The tale speaks of Hugo, an orphan who loses his father in a fire. While there is nothing particularly concerning or even alarming about the film, the tone adopted in the film by Sasha Baron Cohen’s character where she speaks of pregnancy and infidelity may have upset a few sections.  
  1. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
Related imageRated PG, IMDb score: 6.2/10 This whimsical space adventure has two brothers (aged 6 and 10) put aside their conflicts and embark on a journey that will have them facing off against infuriated extra-terrestrial beasts. An absolute No-No if you despise foul language though!  
  1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Related imageRated PG-13, IMDb score: 8.3/10 Are you surprised Indiana Jones made the list? You are probably thinking “why anyone in their right mind would want to show their children scenes of melting humans and skeletons”? We don’t want that either. The Franchise’s third instalment goes subtle on the element of “atrocious” and that is how it made the cut. Indy this time pairs up with his father Henry (played by Sean Connery) to give us a wholesome movie full of action, adventure and drama.  
  1. Jack Frost (1979)
Image result for Jack Frost (1979)IMDb score: 7.2/10 Jack Frost visits the town every year and along with him brings wintertime. But this time fate takes an unexpected turn and the master of cold has his heart warmed by a local woman Elisa. Lovestruck, the conjurer pleads to become human. But the transformation comes with its share of troubles that Elisa’s family must now endure. The stop motion animation feature harbours certain terms that in the times could be considered offensive.  
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8 Movies To Watch If You Are Thinking About Starting A Business

by Kaylen Summers

There is a lot to learn and a lot to implement when you are an entrepreneur. And sometimes the best way to do it is by your coach. We talking about movies that can inspire you and keep you motivated for your entrepreneurial goals. Here are 8 great movies that every entrepreneur must watch:

Steve Jobs (2015)

https://youtu.be/aEr6K1bwIVs Every entrepreneur is inspired by this man one way or the other. We all look up to him for his achievements and success. That makes this movie more interesting. Telling the real-life story about Steve Jobs, the movie tries to paint the intimate representation of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

The Founder (2016)

https://youtu.be/AX2uz2XYkbo Here is another true story and it's about how Ray Kroc build his vast fast-food empire. It was while working as a salesman for Illinois that Kroc met Mac and Dick McDonald. They were then running a burger joint in South California. Impressed by the brother's speedy system of making the food, Kros pitched them an idea for franchising and the rest is history.

Joy (2015)

https://youtu.be/uR-2TiQVY-k Being an entrepreneur is tough. Being a woman entrepreneur is even tougher. Joy is based on the life of one such woman. She is a single mother who fights her way up to become one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

https://youtu.be/nPkr9HmglG0 Here is a story that proves that perseverance and determination can take you far. The tale is about a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi who fought against all odds to save his family and village from famine. His unconventional invention was his ticket to success.

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

https://youtu.be/6W07bFa4TzM Based on the 1957 novel by Ayn Rand, this movie is part drama. part thriller and part science fiction. But, most importantly, it is about the struggles of a powerful railroad executive named Dagny Taggart. With the society around her crumbling, she is struggling to keep her business alive.

The Fifth Estate (2013)

https://youtu.be/ZT1wb8_tcYU The Fifth Estate offers a look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who later became his colleague.  With his website growing tremendously and influencing many, an irreparable rift appears in between the two friends.

Molly's Game (2017)

https://youtu.be/Vu4UPet8Nyc Molly Bloom is a young skier and former Olympic. But, now she is off to become a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, things are not looking great for her after she establishes high stakes in an international poker game. Now the FBI is after her. Will she be able to outrun them and keep her goals?

Vice (2018)

https://youtu.be/g09a9laLh0k Dick Cheney is the CEO of Halliburton Co. George W. Bush chose him to be the running mate for his 2000 elections. Cheney was not new to politics. He used to be the White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip, and defense secretary. However, when Bush finally became the president, Cheney started using his newfound power to help bring some changes to the country.
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Most Viewed Comedy Movies Available For Streaming Now

by Kaylen Summers

Being funny is not an easy task- especially on screen. You need to have a consistent narrative, great performance from actors and overall good timing. Though there are many comedies from Hollywood, only a few were striking enough to remain in our hearts. Here is a list of such movies that super funny enough for a rewatch.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

https://youtu.be/JudjRVhIgns When it comes to comedy, we cannot start the list without mentioning Jim Carrey. There is no doubt that one of his most memorable performance comes in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The mascot of the Miami Dolphins along with quarterback Dan Marino has gone missing. Now it is up to Jim Carrey to find the people behind this awful crime. Will he be able to solve the mystery, using his killer wits and abnormal investigations tactics? Watch to find out.

https://youtu.be/adlo9hJpemE Police Academy gets a new batch of recruits and this time its a group of civilian volunteers because of  Commandant Lassard's new 'Citizens on Patrol' program. The new community relations project has strong governmental support. But, it looks like Captain Harris has a strong dislike towards it. With him determined to make it a failure, it will be a fun ride to watch how the new batch survives.

Problem Child (1990)

https://youtu.be/cxFT8zYZ3dU It all started when Ben Healy and his social-climbing wife Flo decided to adopt a child.  Their choice was a fun-loving seven-year-old named Junior. But, little did they know that he was actually a little monster who can turn camping trips, a birthday party and even a baseball game into disastrous embarrassments. How?! You will have to watch this hilarious satire on modern-day family life to find out.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

https://youtu.be/O3TgDBN7wk4 Charlie MacKenzie has just gone through a bad breakup. But he is not going to give up on a love that soon. He falls for lovely butcher Harriet Michaels and introduces her to his parents. Unfortunately, his parents think that she is actually a notorious serial killer nicknamed "Mrs. X", who is involved in a series of unusual honeymoon murders. Taking his parents' actions as foolishness, Charlie ties the knot with Harriet. But soon he starts to realize that his parents were actually right.

Kingpin (1996)

https://youtu.be/6LEuhBT4TUg Roy Munson was told that he would become a bowling superstar one day. But on playing for the wrong crowd, he lost his left hand and was left with a hook instead of it. It was when he started to settle down with it that he found someone who is as good as him- an Amish kid named Ishmael. Now, he is out to make a comeback and help the kid paly the high leagues.

Black Sheep (1996)

https://youtu.be/BRgCb1QjOv4 Albert Donnelly is a dignified candidate running for Governor. His campaign managers think that his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, can be a problem to his public appearances. So they have hired sarcastic Steve to babysit him and keep him out the media's eyes. Mike and Steve are out of town during the election and having the time of their lives.

Fierce Creatures (1997)

https://youtu.be/fU9zV8gdEUw A New Zealand tycoon has just acquired Marwood Zoon and he has hired ex-policeman Rollo Lee to run it. To prove himself to his new boss and to earn more profits, Rollo introduces a new 'fierce creatures' policy. According to it only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. But, the keepers are liking these demands.
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8 Martial Arts Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

by Kaylen Summers

Martial arts movies are known for their fast-paced fights and over-the-top stunts. Hollywood had seen many martial art movies make great returns for this reason alone. However, there are many of these marvels that you haven't seen yet. We have gathered some of such hidden gems and put together this list.

Fist of Legend (1994)

https://youtu.be/m4QTnENUl-4 Chen Zhen is a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto. For loving Mitsuko Yamada, he is often insulted and abused by his fellow students. Mitsuko Yamada is the daughter of the director. One day, he realizes that his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An gets killed while fighting against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. He soon returns to his native Shangai to fight Ryuichi Akutagawa and bring honor to his master and him.

Chocolate (2008)

https://youtu.be/VoccbDV5NOI The story of Zen is truly an inspiring one. She is an autistic teenage girl with powerful martial skills. For her treatment, her sick mother has sought money from most of the people she knew. Now, it is up to her to use her martial skills to repay the money that she owes.

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

https://youtu.be/6t8_jG56mEo We all have been there. Watching kung-fu classics and imitating their movies, acting like a ninja. But for this American teenager, his obsession with martial arts took a turn when he discovers a legendary weapon in a Chinatown pawnshop. The extraordinary stick weapon belongs to the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. The lost relic takes the teenager back in time to ancient China where he joins a crew of warriors to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Unleashed (2005)

https://youtu.be/AoBkHA7-I84 Danny is raised by slaves and is not knew to fight for his survival. His "master" Bart, keeps him in a collar and makes money by making him fight in fight clubs. One fine day, Bart's crew ends up in a car accident, Danny takes the opportunity to escape from him. Luck favored his braveness as he is given shelter by a blind, kindhearted piano tuner. Can Dany use the music there to free his long-buried heart?!

Fearless (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY5KeXeCgxM During the turn of the 20th Century, Huo Yuan Jia was a well known martial arts fighter. During his life period, he has suffered many personal tragedy. However, his perseverance and hard work has helped him fight against the darkness of his life. He redefined the true spirit of martial arts and inspired many from his nation.

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

https://youtu.be/bSjvrlDxlaQ It is the 18th century France. A mysterious beast has been killing hundreds. To investigate the matter, the King to the Gevaudan province sends Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani. Will they be able to solve the mystery and defeat the creature?! Or will they fall as another victim to the creature?!

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

https://youtu.be/AaOO2oork7A Ready for some raw martial arts action. This one is one such flick, taking place in 9th century China. The kingdom is ruled by a corrupt government. In order to free the people from the system, a rebel army called the Flying Daggers has waged war against the government. If that doesn't make you excited, there is also a cool romantic story in between.

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

https://youtu.be/dKAYuO_BlDM When it comes to Hollywood martial arts hybrid, a Kung-fu master is a must-have cliche. In this movie, he is a mysterious and immortal Tibetan, who has spent his last 60 years traveling around the world trying to protect the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate. Now, he must take up his ultimate challenge. He must mentors a selfish street kid and make him disciplined through the ways of ancient kung fu techniques.
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Must Watch Cowboy Movies Online

by Kaylen Summers

Before the era of superheroes, the 1930s to 60s saw Hollywood's obsession with cowboys. During this time, many classic westerns were produced and some of them have their own cult following even today. But, if you are thinking about watching any of the movies, here is a list of awesome cowboy movies for you to start watching.

The Great Silence (1968)

https://youtu.be/nMrhQp35uUo 1h 46min|Director: Sergio Corbucci A group of ruthless bounty hunters is out to hunt down another group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow. However, the only person standing in their way is a mute gunslinger. Will he be able to overcome the odds and save his people from the bounty hunters? Stream to find out.

Pale Rider (1985)

https://youtu.be/ePlyWlhobDU 1h 55min | Director: Clint Eastwood A ruthless landowner is terrorizing a small gold mining camp to take hold of their land. Luckily for the miners, it seems like God has finally heard their prayers and he has sent Clint Eastwood on a pale horse to help them out. Arriving the town as a preacher with mysterious, otherworldly origins, Eastwood teams up with the miners and fights against the landowner and the corrupt sheriff.

High Plains Drifter (1973)

https://youtu.be/Ek9CwmjisLE 1h 45min | Director: Clint Eastwood When it comes to cowboy movies, Clint Eastwood will always remain on the top of the list. In this movie, he is a  gunfighting stranger who visits a small settlement of Lago. Feeling intimidated by his presence, three gunmen try to kill him. However, he guns them down and earns the trust of the townsfolk and they hires him to hold off three outlaws coming their way.

Ride the High Country (1962)

https://youtu.be/ui1Mnvdj24I 1h 34min | Director: Sam Peckinpah From transporting gold from a mining community an ex-lawman is hired. He has to travel through some dangerous territory to get to his destination. But, the real danger was lurking much closer than he expected. His partner and old friend double-crosses him and plots against him.

Appaloosa (2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGwr8PeI_3E 1h 55min | Director: Ed Harris The people of a small town in the west are suffering under the rule of a rancher.  In order to escape from his clunches, they hire two friends to police the town. But, their job got a little tougher then they expected when a young widow arrived in the town.

True Grit (2010)

https://youtu.be/unEO_p71cik  1h 50min | Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen A hired hand murders the father of a 14-year-old farm girl. With no one on her side, she took it to herself to capture the killer. But, she knew that she needed the help of a trained hand. So, she hires Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn, the toughest U.S. Marshal around.
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10 Hardcore Entertainers Available For Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

 

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

https://youtu.be/_2PyxzSH1HM This one is an anthology that follows six stories for a duration of two hours. With Western revisionism at the heart of the film, the Coen brothers play up almost every element that forms a part of conventional cinema in a few handpicked genres - Gothic mysteries, romance, and slapstick comedy. Amidst abundant violence and killings, the film gallops across the canvas of western legends. A rather intelligently chronicled account highlighting the nihilistic stains in the fabric of civilizational history.

Snatch (2000)

https://youtu.be/ni4tEtuTccc Made in his iconic film making style, this crime comedy from Guy Ritchie is a fun British jaunt starring Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. While one part of the plot follows the diamond thief Benicio del Toro, the other part is about the small-time boxing promoter played by Statham. del Toro is looking to sell his stolen goods to some double-crossing gangsters. On the other hand, Statham is on the run from a ruthless drug lord who loves to torture.

The Apartment (1960)

https://youtu.be/GX9-5Zxy5us C.C. Baxter decides to play wingman to his philandering office superiors by lending them his apartment for their illicit affairs just to get into their good books. His trade-off seems fair until he finds out that his crush has an affair with his boss and that is just the beginning of Baxter’s miserable yet humorous romantic tragedy. 

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

https://youtu.be/MYzFieit8dI Harold Meyerowitz is a sculpting artist whose borderline narcissism overrides his instincts as a father. Thanks to this attitude he has managed to raise two sons with malignant thoughts for one another, waiting to explode at any given time. There is also a daughter who does not die for attention and comes across as the sensible one of the lot with her limited yet poignant dialogues. A deviant family drama garnished with Noah Baumbach’s hallmark astringent comedy!

The Late Bloomer (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lThdKt9aXyM The title marks the late onset of puberty for Peter Newmans who happens to be a sex therapist himself. Tragic? Well just wait until you see how the puberty that is 15 years late to arrive hits him overwhelmingly. All the mood swings and voice cracking happen in just one single month. The movie is strictly not recommended if you find it uncomfortable discussing sex out in the open. Directed by Kevin Pollack and starring Johnny Simmons in the lead role, this movie is a downright horny comedy.

Devil (2010)

https://youtu.be/zyHGmQuxblk Produced and written by none other than M. Night Shyamalan, this movie has one hell of a twisted ending. The flick is about a group of people stuck in an elevator together. Soon, they start dying one by one and it becomes obvious that one among them is behind all this. The movie ends with a shocking reveal of who really is the devil among them.

Beetlejuice (1988)

https://youtu.be/_srx6WPejXs A ghost couple is disturbed by the fact that their home is haunted by a conceited human family. Quite a reversal of roles from the traditional premise of horror movies, this forms the basis for the humorous tale. Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton) is the star of the show who is hired by the couple to free themselves from the wrath of the humans. Directed by Tim Burton, the spooky horror is carried substantially by Keaton with his manic performance until the very end.

Four Weddings and a Funeral(1994)

https://youtu.be/cqiSMAT-tHQ Don’t mistake it with the recent miniseries on Hulu. We are definitely talking about the classic one. This romantic comedy is so good that you’ll be amazed to know that it is directed by the same person who helmed the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire movie. Starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral  tells the story of Charlie, who is uncomfortably busy with four weddings and a funeral. However, among the weirdly big circle of friends present at each event, Charlie keeps on encountering the beautiful American Carrie, played by Andie McDoweel.

Boomerang (1992)

https://youtu.be/Sr60MOJ_fhc The king of comedy, Eddie Murphy is an executive at an advertising firm and leads a highly exciting life as a professional and a philanderer. This is until his new female boss (Robin Givens) with a similar personality only amplified in magnitude gives him a taste of his own medicine and there begins his comeuppance. Set in the backdrop of a misogynistic culture of corporate, the filmmaker conveys the message of love and Karma in the vein of what can be viewed as a sophisticated parody.

Secretary (2002)

https://youtu.be/YgJdbRnCb_A Are all romances about puppy dogs and flowers? This movie says otherwise. From the sexual complexities of dominance and submission to some good old fashioned BDSM, this movie will make you rethink about the generic love stories. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie is about Lee Holloway who takes a job as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two soon embark on an unusual romantic relationship… Oh, wait! Does the plot sound familiar to you? It is because this movie is everything 50 Shades of Grey tried to be- even down to the protagonist with ‘Grey’ as the second name.
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Best PG-13 Horror Movies That Are Too Frightening

by Kaylen Summers

There is this notion that a good horror movie needs a lot of bloodshed and violence. However, there are many PG13 movies that have proved us wrong. These movies have spooked us, thrilled us and some have even made us scream our lungs out. Without further ado, here are some of the best PG-13 horror movies that are too good.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

https://youtu.be/Cd8NNcd4Oeo Christine Brown is a loan officer. When she denies a woman extension, her life takes a turn to the worse. The Gypsy woman curses her. However, her boyfriend thinks that it is not real. With all hope lost, her only way out is a psychic who has promised to help her from being dragged straight to hell.

A Quiet Place (2018)

https://youtu.be/WR7cc5t7tv8 It's the post-apocalyptic world. And the earth is filled with creatures that hunt by sound. One family is on the run to from the creatures and stay alive. Their only hope is to remain silent and make no sound. How long will they be able to survive? Stream this movie to find out.

The Final Girls (2015)

https://youtu.be/zreNh78kTjg For fans of the slasher movie genre, here is one flick for you with some awesome slasher movie with some great meta-commentary. While a young woman grieving about the loss of her 80's actress mother, she is pulled into one of her mom's most famous slasher movies. After getting reunited, the mother-daughter duo must now fight off the film's killer.

1408 (2007)

https://youtu.be/WIASqPZqnhs This adaption is of a lesser-known tale from Stephen King. The movie may be PG13, but it has enough of King’s trademark pulpy gore and scatological humor to give you chilling ghostly thrills and psychological horrors.

The Ring (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymPUAsPsTwg There is nothing more spooky than The Ring, when it comes to PG13 horror. It is by far the scariest PG-13 movie ever made. The movie is an adaptation of the Japanese film Ringu, which is outstanding source material. The concept of unavoidable viral death and some scary iconography, this own is a cult classic.

What Lies Beneath (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NStmMoDBURI What Lies Beneath definitely has some major PG13 chills to offer. The movie revolves around the life of Claire and Norman who has moved back to his old house. As usual, the couple finds some spooky stuff happening around them. The movie is best for its casting of Harrison Ford. It's not every day that you see him play the bad guy. (even though he is often the on-screen scoundrel).
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7 Noir Movies That Too Good To Miss

by Kaylen Summers

 

Double Indemnity (1944)

https://youtu.be/yKrrAa2o9Eg A rich woman and a calculating insurance agent plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a backdrop of distinctly Californian settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance, which pays double if the death is accidental.

Chinatown (1974)

https://youtu.be/Zh4BCgDLmmI Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.

The Black Dahlia (2006)

https://youtu.be/4UK1B0nSi94 Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Out of the Past (1947)

https://youtu.be/bMgGuCIZnsM Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films, and family madness as they pursue the killer.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

https://youtu.be/3a9YU1SVbSE A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Detour (1945)

https://youtu.be/Ne8zro4clBQ Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitch-hikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn't believe the truth, Al takes the man's identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences.

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

https://youtu.be/htxvLcSnOU0 A tale of murder, crime, and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity present him with a chance to change it.  
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Most Romantic Movies Available On Hulu

by Kaylen Summers

Pretty in Pink (1986)

https://youtu.be/y-X5ixDLuhM When it comes to rom-coms, Pretty in Pink is iconic like every other John Hughes movie in the genre. Molly Ringwald plays the role of Andie Walsh, a young teenage girl who is in love with the rich boy Blane. Redefining the concept of teenage lovesickness on film, the core construct of this flick resonates with young audiences even today. If you are looking for some burning teenage love, then Pretty in Pink will be the right one to start from.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

https://youtu.be/cqiSMAT-tHQ Don't mistake it with the recent miniseries on Hulu. We are definitely talking about the classic one. This romantic comedy is so good that you'll be amazed to know that it is directed by the same person who helmed the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire movie. Starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral  tells the story of Charlie, who is uncomfortably busy with four weddings and a funeral. However, among the weirdly big circle of friends present at each event, Charlie keeps on encountering the beautiful American Carrie, played by Andie McDoweel.

Chasing Amy (1997)

https://youtu.be/1BR1mNP_fuo Yes, you heard it right. Back in the '90s, this movie was nicknamed as the "Ben Affleck falls in love with a lesbian" movie. Though the plot is pretty much that, Chasing Amy is more about love than just sexual politics. It explores the male insecurity in finding love and maintaining it and other human emotions. The movie is a wonderfully crafted rom-com with a bittersweet ending.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

https://youtu.be/zcroWRd4BuE John Hughes is back again on the list with the teenage masterpiece Sixteen Candles. More than just a romance, this iconic movie is a coming-of-age comedy flick. However, its core is pure and its ending truly romantic. The movie follows 16-year-old Sam Baker (Molly Ringwald) on her birthday. Her parents have completely forgotten about their daughter's birthday and her crush, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) doesn't even know she exists.

Let the Right One In (2008)

https://youtu.be/X0mn4iYpYxw This one will surely not be your first choice for a romantic movie on Hulu. However, there is something about Let the Right One In that makes it romantic and sweet from all the other movies. Yes, the flick is about a little boy and a little girl vampire and it's a little spooky at times. But, no one will ever deny how sweet it is for this movie to present the beloved as the ultimate protector for her lover.

Secretary (2002)

https://youtu.be/YgJdbRnCb_A Are all romances about puppy dogs and flowers? This movie says otherwise. From the sexual complexities of dominance and submission to some good old fashioned BDSM, this movie will make you rethink about the generic love stories. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie is about Lee Holloway who takes a job as a secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader). The two soon embark on an unusual romantic relationship... Oh, wait! Does the plot sound familiar to you? It is because this movie is everything 50 Shades of Grey tried to be- even down to the protagonist with 'Grey' as the second name.

Sense and Sensibility (1993)

https://youtu.be/Q1rb_c_t1-s Adapted from the Jane Austen novel of the same name, the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility is filled with talent both on camera and behind. Directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee, the movie is surprisingly scripted by Emma Thompson. (The same actress who starred in Love Actually and Nanny McPhee.)

XX/XY (2002)

https://youtu.be/EmgZSd9TBco That's a pretty awesome title, right?!  XX/XY refers to the two chromosomal pairings that make up women and men respectively. The movie, on the other hand, has nothing to do with genetics. It is about two women and one man who are entangled up together in a turmoil of emotions. Two college roommates, Sam (Maya Stange) and Thea (Kathleen Robertson) have a wild sexual encounter with animator Coles (Mark Ruffalo). Going through their relationship, the movie explores how one treats passion differently in young adulthood and adulthood.
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Best Family Movies To Watch During Quarantine

by Kaylen Summers

Hugo (2011)

https://youtu.be/Hv3obL9HqyY A quirky ride power packed for younger groups of audiences is what Hugo is at large. The tale speaks of Hugo, an orphan who loses his father in a fire. While there is nothing particularly concerning or even alarming about the film, the tone adopted in the film by Sasha Baron Cohen’s character where she speaks of pregnancy and infidelity may have upset a few sections.

Minions (2015)

https://youtu.be/jc86EFjLFV4 You know how kids’ movies are. They are silly, filled with humor and a simple narrative easy for the little ones to understand. But when critics got sight of Minions, they instantly hated the movie. Why? Because critics are all adults and not kids. Though the Despicable Me spin-off initially got only a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it went on to earn a global box office haul of over $1 billion.

The Terminal (2004)

https://youtu.be/B-suuEQyoVc Tom Hanks is not the guy you want to travel with. This time he is not stuck on an island. He is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

https://youtu.be/kUwyGo6PQzY Even though this is a remake of the original 1947 film, this has a following of its own. Kris Kringle is the acting Santa at Cole’s Department Store in New York. His mission is to bring a little holiday magic to the children he meets. Eventually, everyone starts to think that he is the real Santa Claus. This heartwarming film will surely make your holiday season special.

The Meg (2018)

https://youtu.be/udm5jUA-2bs There is no doubt that The Meg was nothing more than an ultra-budget B-movie with Jason Statham in the lead role. Critics and domestic audiences hated the movie for its hollow theme and crappy plot. However, things were a little different for the Chinese audience. The movie became a blockbuster in China, grossing over $500 million at the worldwide box office.

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

https://youtu.be/hxrF-X1yn6Q This whimsical space adventure has two brothers (aged 6 and 10) put aside their conflicts embark on a journey that will have them facing off against infuriated extra-terrestrial beasts. However, this movie is an absolute No-No if you despise foul language though!
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6 Crime Mysteries That are Worth Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

12 Angry Men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_13J_9B5jEk After the defense and the prosecution are rested,  the jury is in the jury room to make a decision whether a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent. He has been accused of murdering his father. It would have ended as an open and shut case. However, it turned into a mini-drama of the jurors' preconceptions and prejudices about the trial, the accused, and about each other.

Zodiac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ0oNfjzx4k Based on the true story of the "Zodiac Killer" and the investigation to track the serial killer down, this movie Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo in the lead roles.  The notorious serial killer was a terrifying figure in the San Francisco Bay Area. He went on mocking police with his ciphers and letters.  the movie speaks about how the case ruined the lives and careers of three men in the endless trail of clues.

The Man from Nowhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38rPoGSr19U Taesik is a former special agent. After losing his wife in an accident, he lived a lonely life and was only friends with a little girl next door named Somi. When she got kidnapped by a gang, Taesik took it to himself to save her. However, when he got closer to finding her, more about his mysterious past is slowly revealed.

Sherlock Holmes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiBzbNk0lZ0 We all know the classic tale of the world's famous detective and his assistant. But when Robert Downey Jr took up the mantle, it added an extra charm to the character. This movie is about his new nemesis who is trying to destroy London. Can Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson bring the plot down before it's too late? Stream to find out.

The Killing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiDUFG56wT4 The Killing is the 1956 classic that centers around the career criminal Johnny Clay. He has recruited a sharpshooter, a bartender, a corrupt police officer, a betting teller and others for one last job. After the job, Clay plans of leaving the crime world and getting married. However, things start going a different route when betting teller's wife devised her won plan to steal the loot.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZXatzQ1kzg Andrew Bagby is a medical resident. Not long after breaking up with his girlfriend, he gets murdered. she soon announces she's pregnant.  The movie is made as a video document made by his friend, Kurt Kuenne as a gift to the child.
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Best College Movies To Stream On Disney+

by Kaylen Summers

Monsters University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbeFIfS8uno   🍅80% 🎬 Animation, Action & Adventure1h 44m
Belonging to the Monsters Franchise, this movie is more of a prequel to what happens in Monster Inc. We see a young version of our favorite characters Mike and Sulley, as they try to get trained in scaring children and generating the power to run their city. The movie tells us how the two became the best of friends.

Glory Road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEd69QSBI0s 🍅71% 🎬 Drama, Biography 1h 58m Set in 1966, this movie tells the story of how Texas Western coach Don Haskins trained and led the first all-black opening line-up for a college basketball team to play in the NCAA national championship. The movie will inject you with adrenaline and you are sure to feel the excitement like any other.

An Extremely Goofy Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NtcAwY9HSw 🍅63% 🎬 Drama, Biography 1h 19m Well, the name says it all. It's the movie of Goofy, and it's extremely goofy. Max goes for college and Goofy starts to miss him so badly. So, he quits his job and sets off to finish college with Max and his friends. But things are not as what Goofy expected. Now, both must learn to live their own lives together.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBkw65BYj6o 🍅50% 🎬 Family, Comedy 1h 31m Here is a classic one to tickle your funny bones. The movie starts off with the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, donating a computer to their college. When one of the students, Dexter Riley tries to fix the computer, his brain turns to a computer. Now he can remember everything that he reads. But, that's not all. He also seems to remember the information about  Arno's illegal businesses, which was in the computer's memory.

Return to Halloweentown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihXBE-mPe5c 🍅51% 🎬 Family, Comedy 1h 28m Halloweentown is preparing to celebrate its 1,000th anniversary. Returning to Witch University are Marnie Piper and her brother Dylan. But, awaiting them was some huge trouble from the Sinister Sisters. Apart from that, someone else is also plotting to get Marnie's powers and use them for evil.

College Road Trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMsD0Y3vUsQ 🍅12% 🎬 Adventure, Comedy 1h 23m Among all the movies on the list, this will be the funniest. The movie is about an overachieving high school student. When it came to deciding which college to choose, she made a plan to travel around the country and choose the perfect one. However, her overprotective cop father was not happy with the idea of letting her go alone. So he also tagged along to keep her on the straight and narrow.
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8 Ideal Movies For Your Movie Date Night

by Kaylen Summers

Pretty Woman

Image result for Pretty Woman movieFirst of all, we have Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, and Jason Alexander. It tells you about a man in a legal but hurtful business, who needs an escort for some social events and hires a beautiful prostitute whom he meets only to fall in love.

      Love Actually

  Image result for Love Actually movieNext, we have Love Actually, a beautiful love story directed by Richard Curtis and starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon and Liam Neeson. The plot oversees the stories of eight different couples, who experience love in different ways during the crazy time of the year, just before Christmas.          3. Me Before You    Image result for Me Before You movieMe Before You is another one directed by Thea Sharrock and starred by Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Janet McTeer. It tells about a girl who lives in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man whom she takes care of.          4. Ghost    Image result for ghost movie patrick swayzeGhost, directed by Jerry Zucker stars by Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. The story is about a young man who is murdered and his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.         5. Notebook   Image result for Notebook movieThe fifth one is the Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes, starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, and Gena Rowlands. Summary of the movie says about a poor young man who falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.         6. Dirty Dancing   Image result for Dirty Dancing movieNext is Dirty Dancing, directed by Emilie Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. And it says about Frances “Baby” Houseman spending his summer at a Catskills resort with her family, falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.          7. Bridget Jones’ Diary   Image result for Bridget Jones’ Diary movieThe movie Bridget Jones' Diary, directed by Sharon Maguire and starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant summarises a British woman who is determined to improve herself while she looks for love and records all her experiences in her diary.         8. Like Crazy    Image result for Like Crazy movieLast but not the least we have Like Crazy, directed by Drake Doremus, starring Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, and Jennifer Lawrence. The film builds around a British college student who falls in love with an American student, only to be separated from him when she gets banned from the U.S. for overstaying her visa.
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8 Great Movies Available On Streaming This Month

by Kaylen Summers

Take some time to experience some great cinema that will inspire you to change your perception of the world. These films will help a great deal in filling life with optimism. Let us take a look at some of the most inspiring cinema.  
  1. The Shawshank Redemption
Image result for the shawshank redemption movieWrongly accused of murder, Andy Dufresne finds himself in the Shawshank prison. But even in that most hopeless scenario where most people would give up, he finds himself doing positive things for people around him and leading a very productive life. And he does that while enduring all the vices that lurk within the walls of the prison. A very strong-willed person that he is, he builds a very secure plan to escape that prison. Will he succeed?  
  1. The Intouchables
Image result for The Intouchables movieThe film brings together a paraplegic and an ex-con, both down on their luck together. In each others company, they find a new way of looking at life.  
  1. Gran Torino
Image result for Gran Torino movieA war veteran Walt Kowalsky starts to reevaluate his prejudiced outlook towards people when a series of incidents brings a young Thao in his life. Walt’s hidden humanity once again resurfaces and he finds himself much more optimistic and blissful.  
  1. Good Will Hunting
Image result for Good Will Hunting movieA college professor stumbles upon a janitor, Will Hunting, with prodigious talents in mathematics. All he lacks is etiquette to present himself in society and lead a respectful life. The professor decides to help Will, attain his maximum potential by having training sessions with him. Will eventually has a newfound respect for life and starts to believe in himself.  
  1. Million Dollar Baby
Image result for Million Dollar Baby movieA has been a boxing coach and an aspiring 31-year-old boxer come together to create a new and better life for themselves.  
  1. Rocky
Image result for Rocky movieRocky has served as an inspiration for millions of people around the world. The film finds Rocky taking part in the heavyweight championship where he has to square off against the Muhammed Ali inspired Apollo Creed. The film is about Rocky overcoming all the hurdles to accomplish his dream.  
  1. It’s a Wonderful Life
Image result for It’s a Wonderful Life movieEvery person on earth serves a purpose. You may just not realize it. That is what the film aims at conveying to its audience through the story of James Stewart who has lost all interest in life and thinks of his existence is futile.  
  1. Into The Wild
Image result for Into The Wild movieAs a man who chooses to walk against the crowd, Christopher McCandless decides he does not want to be a corporate slave bound to the clock. He gives up his possessions and takes a trip to Alaska to experience the feeling of being lost in the wilderness. He meets a lot of different people on the way who give him a new perspective about life. The film is based on real-life experiences of Christopher McCandless who became an inspiration for countless people.
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7 Great Sports Movies To Watch In Quarantine

by Kaylen Summers

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

https://youtu.be/Xa3EdS3l1zs?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 This TV movie is about the friendship between Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. The movie has a very young Robert De Niro in the role of a redneck from Georgia.  He is a Yankees catcher who soon reveals his starting-pitcher friend that he’s dying. We guarantee you that this sports movie is sure to make you cry.

The Boxer (1997)

https://youtu.be/i0OL60CD9-Q?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Although we cannot consider this one as a typical sports movie, the narrative does revolve around a big game. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the role of a former IRA member and boxer. He is trying to navigate in the new world after serving 40 years in jail. Will his boxing skills be enough to help him survive?

Creed (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMtWbsLTOSY Just when they thought that the Rocky series had run out of gas, they introduced Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to add some adrenaline into the franchise. The movie features a young Adonis Creed struggling with his identity. With the old Rocky in the mix, we have one emotional sports movie that is worth watching.

Rush (2013)

https://youtu.be/aphGbb07xk8?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 In every sports movie, there is always someone to root for. It can be a team or an athlete. But, in the 2015 racing movie Rush, the movie makers made both the main characters bad guys. The movie is based on the intense real-life rivalry between Formula One racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The best thing about this sports movie is that it questions our need to place the main characters as good or bad.

A League of Their Own (1992)

https://youtu.be/WcN392H2jx0?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 There is nothing more charming to watch than a comedy about a women’s professional baseball league during World War II. With Tom Hanks acing the role of an alcoholic manager. This movie will surely be a touching, memorable laugh for you.

Rocky (1976)

https://youtu.be/3VUblDwa648?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Taking place long before all the sequels, the montage sequences, and before Stallone became chiseled up, this movie is the most inspirational for its simple narrative of an underdog fighting his way over against all obstacles.

Hoop Dreams (1994)

https://youtu.be/Ph2Y-epihlk?list=PLZQfnFyelTBOQ15kmHSgEbdjzLMWzZpL7 Remember Boyhood?! Hoop Dreams is a similar documentary about two Chicago-area teens, William Gates and Arthur Agee. More than just a sports-based story, this three-hour film is a realistic reflection of poverty, broken families, and a failing education system.
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Best Fantasy Movies You Won’t Regret Watching

by Kaylen Summers

Hollywood has created numerous interesting worlds and fantastical characters over the years. Movies like Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings have created a huge following for these kinds of movies and there are plenty of movies for you to explore from. Here is a list of fantasy movies that you won't regret watching.

Big Fish (2003)

https://youtu.be/M3YVTgTl-F0 ⌛2h 5min ⭐4/5 Edward Bloom was a man of high appetites, tremendous passions, and tall tales. During his later years, he was more of a mystery for his son, William. In order to know more about his father and who he really was, Will begins his journey to piece together the truth behind his father's amazing adventures.

Eragon (2006)

https://youtu.be/0W0Wc1E8ffk ⌛1h 44min ⭐2.5/5 Eragon takes place in the fantasy village of Alagaesia. A farm boy discovers a dragon's egg. Little did he know that the discovery would lead him on a predetermined journey across the fantasy lands. The boy soon realizes that he is the chosen one to defend his homeland against an evil king.

The Golden Compass (2007)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58q2lEBb2FA ⌛1h 53min ⭐3.5/5 Lyra Belacqua is a precocious orphan who leads a carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College. After overhearing a shocking secret, her destiny takes her on an otherworldly adventure into the far North.

Warcraft (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bxqv-F_hU8 ⌛2h 03min ⭐3.5/5 Azeroth is a peaceful realm. But now it is at the brink of war. Orc warriors are invading from their dying homeland to colonize in another.  There is a portal in between the two worlds and when it opens one army faces destruction while the other faces extinction. Now, two heroes from the opposing sides are colliding course as they try to decide the fate of their family, people, and home.

Stardust (2007)

https://youtu.be/VfYBKDyF-Dk ⌛1h 53min ⭐3.5/5 Stardust takes place in a countryside town that shares a border with a magical land. A young man promises her beloved that he will get a fallen star for her. For this, he ventures into the unknown magical realm. but, soon it is revealed that he has a hidden destiny.

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

https://youtu.be/yyywumlnhdw ⌛1h 53min ⭐3.5/5 Oscar Diggs is a small-time circus illusionist and con-artist. On his journey to become the greatest, he accidentally ends up at the Land of Oz. There, the inhabitants think of him as the great wizard of prophecy who is there to save Oz from evil.
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Great Movies Based On Real-Life People

by Kaylen Summers

 

J. Edgar (2011)

https://youtu.be/vD99zwj-ZUg We all know J. Edgar Hoover as the feared and admired, reviled and revered face of law enforcement in America. Over his 50 years serving the nation, he has been part of many government policies and controversies. When filmmakers decided to make a movie about him, it was Leonardo Di Caprio who got the chance to play Edgar on screen.

Race (2016)

https://youtu.be/Ho9KA_JF0sE Jesse Owens is one of those sportspeople who became the greatest track and field athlete in history. He took the central stage when he was chose to represent his nation at the 1936 Olympics. But there he had to face off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. This is his life's tale.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

https://youtu.be/0a8DQcS26Vs Perhaps the most noted figure after Martian Luther King to fight for the African American Community is Nelson Mandela. This 2013 biopic unfolds the chronicles of his life and struggles to become who he is. Starting off the journey from his childhood in a rural village, the movie follows the respected leader to him becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Milk (2008)

https://youtu.be/0rMzrruIIm8 The story of Harvey Milk is known wide and far. He is the first openly gay man ever to be elected into a public office. It was in the late 1970s that Milk began his fight for gay rights. He went on to inspire others to join his movement and make equal rights available for all Americans.

Jobs (2013)

https://youtu.be/SH1jKZwcS9Y Steve Jobs will always be a name remembered by many for many years to come. He is the creator of one of the greatest brands in human history and has revolutionized how we use technology. After his sadful demise, two biopics were made about his life and career. However, we are just settling with just one for this list.

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

https://youtu.be/m9pBWtZHV1o Actor Peter Sellers had a turbulent personal and professional life. He began his career as a comic performer on BBC Radio and later moved on to become one of the greatest film comedians of all time. However, being an obsessive artist he dedicated most of his life to his work. This eventually made him neglected by his loved ones.

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

https://youtu.be/hyzQjVUmIxk Many know Michael 'Eddie' Edwards as a courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself. But, his life story is more than just that. Eddie the Eagle depicts the athlete's life, struggle and how he endured all the hurdles to become what he is today.
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Most Disturbing Movies Available For Streaming

by Kaylen Summers

Here are 6 movies that are too disturbing to watch.

The Human Centipede (2009)

https://youtu.be/IX8fKLjC__c Two American girls were on a carefree road trip through Europe. Their car accidentally breaks down somewhere in the middle of the German woods. While searching for a nearby place to stay, they eventually end up in the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon. He is apparently planning on making something known as the 'human centipede, - where the women will be connected to each other one after the other.

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

https://youtu.be/xNw6197sycg This one based on the old cult classic by Wes Craven. A family is on a road trip. But, things get awry when they somehow get stranded in a government atomic zone. With nowhere to go, they soon realize that they are actually in a breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family. Guess who their next prey is?!

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

https://youtu.be/poxddLZq2k0 If you have seen House of 1000 Corpses, you'll know what you are in for. This one is a sequel to that movie. After surviving the ambush, Otis and his sister, Baby, manages to escape. The two hides in a backwater motel waiting as their father, Captain Spaulding is on his way, killing whoever is standing in his path.

The Green Inferno (2014)

https://youtu.be/aGGPTlrX_PE A group of student activists from New York City has arrived at the Amazon. Their mission to organize protests to save the rainforest. Unfortunately, they soon realize that they are not the only ones in the vast landscape. Whatever is lurking behind the dark jungle is not going to let them off the hook that easily.

FearDotCom (2002)

https://youtu.be/gZDIWcAV93k A homicidal sadist has tortured and killed four people. The worse part is that the killer is posting these gruesome videos online. Now it is up to Mike Reilly and the Department of Health worker Terry Huston to track down the homicidal sadist before he goes at it again.

The Neon Demon (2016)

https://youtu.be/YqFhKdRFPvA You know how the fashion industry works. The glitz, glamour, and fame are everywhere. But there is also a dark side to this as well. Aspiring model Jesse is one who got pushed into that side. Her youth and vitality created jealousy among other beauty-obsessed women in the industry. They will do everything they can to take her out. But, how far will they go?
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8 Movies To Watch If You Like Karate Kid

by Kaylen Summers

We have gathered some of such hidden gems and put together this list.

Fist of Legend (1994)

https://youtu.be/m4QTnENUl-4 Chen Zhen is a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto. For loving Mitsuko Yamada, he is often insulted and abused by his fellow students. Mitsuko Yamada is the daughter of the director. One day, he realizes that his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An gets killed while fighting against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa. He soon returns to his native Shangai to fight Ryuichi Akutagawa and bring honor to his master and him.

Chocolate (2008)

https://youtu.be/VoccbDV5NOI The story of Zen is truly an inspiring one. She is an autistic teenage girl with powerful martial skills. For her treatment, her sick mother has sought money from most of the people she knew. Now, it is up to her to use her martial skills to repay the money that she owes.

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

https://youtu.be/6t8_jG56mEo We all have been there. Watching kung-fu classics and imitating their movies, acting like a ninja. But for this American teenager, his obsession with martial arts took a turn when he discovers a legendary weapon in a Chinatown pawnshop. The extraordinary stick weapon belongs to the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. The lost relic takes the teenager back in time to ancient China where he joins a crew of warriors to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

Unleashed (2005)

https://youtu.be/AoBkHA7-I84 Danny is raised by slaves and is not knew to fight for his survival. His "master" Bart, keeps him in a collar and makes money by making him fight in fight clubs. One fine day, Bart's crew ends up in a car accident, Danny takes the opportunity to escape from him. Luck favored his braveness as he is given shelter by a blind, kindhearted piano tuner. Can Dany use the music there to free his long-buried heart?!

Fearless (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY5KeXeCgxM During the turn of the 20th Century, Huo Yuan Jia was a well known martial arts fighter. During his life period, he has suffered many personal tragedy. However, his perseverance and hard work has helped him fight against the darkness of his life. He redefined the true spirit of martial arts and inspired many from his nation.

Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

https://youtu.be/bSjvrlDxlaQ It is the 18th century France. A mysterious beast has been killing hundreds. To investigate the matter, the King to the Gevaudan province sends Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani. Will they be able to solve the mystery and defeat the creature?! Or will they fall as another victim to the creature?!

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

https://youtu.be/AaOO2oork7A Ready for some raw martial arts action. This one is one such flick, taking place in 9th century China. The kingdom is ruled by a corrupt government. In order to free the people from the system, a rebel army called the Flying Daggers has waged war against the government. If that doesn't make you excited, there is also a cool romantic story in between.

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

https://youtu.be/dKAYuO_BlDM When it comes to Hollywood martial arts hybrid, a Kung-fu master is a must-have cliche. In this movie, he is a mysterious and immortal Tibetan, who has spent his last 60 years traveling around the world trying to protect the ancient Scroll of the Ultimate. Now, he must take up his ultimate challenge. He must mentors a selfish street kid and make him disciplined through the ways of ancient kung fu techniques.
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9 Movies That Will Change You Idea About War

by Kaylen Summers

War speaks a universal language. No matter which part of the world we are on, wars always have a devastating impact on us all. Resonating these emotions through the art of cinema can be a tough job. While many movies have only focused on action sequences and military tactics, there are some that focus on the people involved in warfare and their emotions. These true cinematic representations of wars are sure to leave you with some interesting thoughts. Here are 9 best war movies that will blow your mind.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

https://youtu.be/xhn5_gUcO5E This movie takes place in Ireland during the 1920s. A young doctor Damien O'Donovan is all set for a new job in a London hospital. However, when he was out to say his goodbyes, British Black and Tans kills him. Now, his friend Damien and his brother Teddy are part of the Irish Republican Army to serve their nation and gain revenge. Will the political events taking place in-between be able to save them.

Lord of War (2005)

https://youtu.be/AXgyoER0aRc War is not just about political views. It's more of a business now. This movie talks about how the weapons industry is involved in the war. Yuri Orlov, globetrotting arms dealer, is roaming around through some of the deadliest war zones. In order to carry out his business deals, he needs to keep himself away from a relentless  Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some notorious dictators who were once his customers.

Defiance (2008)

https://youtu.be/n-9eUXSzZNk Defiance is based on a true story that happened during World War II. Four Jewish brothers are on the run from their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland. Eventually, they join the Soviet partisans and begin rescuing more than  1,200 Jews who are left out in the ghettos of Poland.

Ride with the Devil (1999)

https://youtu.be/F8Vwm6dBQI8 Ride with the Devil tells the tale of four people. They are fighting for truth and justice during the time of the American Civil War. Directed by Ang Lee, the movie takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border. There a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and a young widow become friends as they try to survive in an uncertain time without rules.

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

https://youtu.be/Lbnk8wSVMaM This is not exactly a war movie. But, a movie about colonial oppression- which is even worse.  The year is 1931. Three aboriginal girls are taken away from their families to be trained for domestic staff. The brave girls escape from the facility and now are on a trek across the Outback to return back to their families. Will they be able to succeed?! Or will they be tracked down and punished.

The Kingdom (2007)

https://youtu.be/T7xGu-SnWUk A bombing of an American facility in the Middle East has left many puzzled. Now the US government is sending in a team of special agents to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind who is responsible for a deadly attack.

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

https://youtu.be/I-cUpdiehsw Miracle at St. Anna tells the story of four American soldiers. They are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. Three of them get separated from the rest of the unit. While returning back and evading enemies, one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy.

'71 (2014)

https://youtu.be/kIYDNyEkJP4 This movie is about another soldier who accidentally gets separated from his unit. The young British soldier is separated from the others during a riot in the streets of Belfast.  Now, he must find his way back to safety.

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

https://youtu.be/oRsaclO0VbU Beasts of No Nation tells the remarkable tale of a child who is fighting in the civil war of a fictional West African country. The movie takes us through the journey of Agu who is forced to join a group of soldiers. The little boy's childhood is brutally shattered by the war and all he is left with is the fear and distress.
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Must-Watch Under-Rated Space Movies

by Kaylen Summers

Event Horizon (1997)

https://youtu.be/Ix9CHnOo94k The year is 2047.  A group of astronauts is on a mission to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon'. It has been 7 years since it disappeared mysteriously, that too on its maiden voyage. But, when the crew finally arrives on board the lost ship. They soon realize that there is a deeper, terrifying secret to its disappearance than they expected.

Life (2017)

https://youtu.be/cuA-xqBw4jE Meanwhile, another six-member crew is at the International Space Station. Their mission is to study a sample from Mars. If all goes well they will be discovering the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. Unfortunately, it looks they are more intelligent than we expected.

Mission to Mars (2000)

https://youtu.be/xwcI3fkKeiw The Mars missions are not over yet. This movie is about the crew who went on the first Mars expedition. However, somewhere along the way, they lose contact with  Earth. Now a second crew is sent to discover and rescue the lost astronauts.

Galaxy Quest (1999)

https://youtu.be/B34jbC43XzA While most crews volunteer for a heroic space mission, here is one who had no idea that they were walking into a battle between two intergalactic species. The funny part is that both these species think that they are some intergalactic heroes while they are actually stars of a 1980s sci-fi show.

Red Planet (2000)

https://youtu.be/g13ceurNcgI You guessed it right. Its time for another Mars expedition. Our Earth is dying and it's up to a bunch of Astronauts to search for a solution. Being our closest neighbor, Mars becomes their main option. However, what they didn't expect was to have the mission go terribly awry.

Solaris (2002)

https://youtu.be/n4sJA-E51bQ Being alone can seriously affect your mental health. Especially, if you are stuck in a spacecraft drifting through the vast, empty space. A troubled psychologist is assigned to investigate such a crew. They have been living in an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Sunshine (2007)

https://youtu.be/r8BSlqHAhuY Taking place fifty years into the future, this movie is talking about some drastic climate change and its not really our fault. The sun is dying, causing the temperature on Earth to be arctic low. Though an initial team of astronauts was sent to revive the Sun, their mission fails. Now after seven years later, a new team is on their way to finishing the mission. Will mankind's last hope be able to succeed?

Fantastic Voyage (1966)

https://youtu.be/dO5E4wkg0hA Well, this one is not exactly space exploration. But, consider it a bonus. Before the concepts of quantum physics and micro-universe got contextualized by modern science, this science fiction brilliantly explored its possibilities. Watch how a team of experts travels through a human body to remove a deadly clot.
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Best Comedy Movies Of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

Mr. Mom (1932)

https://youtu.be/solr1W5idNY Mr. Mom is so hilarious even after all these years. All was well for the couple- Jack and Caroline. They were living a happy life and making a decent living. However, when Jack lost his job all of a sudden, things got really out of hand. So, now Jack needed up staying at home and looking after the house while Caroline is out at her work. The only problem is that he has never done this before and has no idea what he is up against.

The Master of Disguise (2002)

https://youtu.be/bqsWWyQLOso Pistachio Disguisey is a sweet-natured Italian waiter working at his father's Fabbrizio's restaurant. Little did he know that his family holds the supernatural skills of disguise. But when his family is kidnapped by their arch-enemy, Devlin Bowman, Pistachio must use the skills of disguise to track down Bowman and save his family.

The Sweetest Thing (2002)

https://youtu.be/fGpWRA76jzo Christina's love life is not that colorful. She has been avoiding meaningful relationships for years. But, things took a turn when she meets Peter one night. Though she finally lets her guard down and decides to follow her heart, it seems like Peter has suddenly left town. With Courtney, now she is off to capture the one that got away.

Frank (2014)

https://youtu.be/-catC4tBVyY This movie eccentric and scary at time. But, it still manages to be funny overall. How?! With the titular character wearing a big paper-mache head though out the movie, it can be enigmatic and hilarious at the same time. The movie is about a  young wannabe musician who joins an eccentric pop band. The led of the band is the mysterious Frank.

Beetlejuice

https://youtu.be/_srx6WPejXs A ghost couple is disturbed by the fact that their home is haunted by a conceited human family. Quite a reversal of roles from the traditional premise of horror movies, this forms the basis for the humorous tale. Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton) is the star of the show who is hired by the couple to free themselves from the wrath of the humans. Directed by Tim Burton, the spooky horror is carried substantially by Keaton with his manic performance until the very end.

The Blues Brothers

https://youtu.be/A-xtJYIwfYo The film brings to life John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s SNL characters “Blue Brothers” to life on big screen. The two of them learn that the orphanage that they grew up in in about to be shut due to back taxes. They gather their old bunch of band members and try to raise money to save the orphanage. A simple plot sizing up the absurd lives of two cynics amidst a lot of chaos and carnage
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7 Horror Movies On Netflix That Will Keep You Awake

by Kaylen Summers

We have gone through almost all the horror movies available on Netflix and trimmed down 7 of the best horror movies on the platform.

The Ritual

https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0 The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes, the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

https://youtu.be/NRP-4f_vyrY Helen Bloom, a successful ghost story writer decides to live in her country home during the last days of her life. Lily is a young nurse who takes care of Helen. Little does Lily know that the house of the writer has some real horror lurking within. The film directed by Oz Perkins is an immersive and slow burn of horror unfolding onscreen.

Murder Party

https://youtu.be/TTrAX5QgChc Christopher, an awfully humble man finds an invitation to a Murder party. Without even taking time to consider that it sounds like trouble, he decides to show up only to find out the inviters were not bluffing about the name of the party.  It is, in fact, a group of rogue artists trying to glorify their art through murder to win a grant. Jeremy Saulnier's debut directorial venture is a comical yet relentlessly violent affair.

Coraline

https://youtu.be/XyUwEO7xelY Coraline is a symbolic journey of a young girl who must decide what is right and wrong. The girl subjected to constant invalidation from her parents finds her way into a new world which is an ideal version of her own life. Slipping away into the sparkle of the new world, she fails to understand it could, in fact, be an illusion created to lure and trap her.

The Crow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHT3lDPrees A tale of rebirth for revenge, The Crow charts the life of Eric who is killed along with his fiancée by a group of street thugs. A year later, Eric comes back to life as the Crow infiltrates the gang and brutally brings each one responsible to justice. The film sheds light on the unsettling and evil corners of society.

The Babysitter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qibY77AWlUc A horror comedy that is just right for Halloween mood. A young woman, hired to babysit a boy secretly performs satanic rituals every night the boy is asleep. Until one day the boy defies his usual sleep schedule and walks in on her shenanigans only to strike up a rivalry against a group of handsome but insatiable young adults ready to do anything to fulfill their desires.

Horns

https://youtu.be/xzkNgacIFTA The film begins with Daniel Radcliffe’s character being a suspect in the mysterious death of his girlfriend and him waking up one morning with a new set of horns. With the horns grow his wicked humor and ability to influence people to speak out their deepest desires. Based on Joe Hill's novel of the same name, the movie is a tale of revenge, exploring the weirdness of the supernatural world.
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Best Women-centric Movies Worth Watching

by Kaylen Summers

Women's representation in cinema has been a hot topic in Hollywood last year. With many movie makers adding their expressions to the movement and many top-notch studios trying to capitalize on the trends,  we got many women-centric movies released last year. With a new year awaiting us and a whole array of movies set to hit the screens soon, it is quite normal to wonder about the major women-centric movies slated to release in 2020. We have used our resources and gathered 8 of the best from this category. Take a look at these flicks and mark your calendars, because these movies are worth the wait.

Like A Boss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quiGRsBwrJ8 Like A Boss revolves around two friends who try to build a successful beauty company from the ground up. However, their friendship is tested with a buyout offer, putting them at war both professionally and personally. Directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly, the movie has Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek in the lead roles. Releasing Date: January 10, 2020

The Rhythm Section

https://youtu.be/0Uq_5bYGYoY The Rhythm Section (2019) tells the story of Stephanie Patrick whose parents died in a tragic plane crash. Discovering that it was not an accident, she soon assumes the identity of an assassin to find the truth behind it. Pushed into a path of revenge, she is out to get the justice she deserves and nothing seems to stop her.

Antlers

https://youtu.be/2aiYxwVuZ1o Antlers (2020) is an upcoming supernatural horror film. It tells the tale of a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff. They come across a young student in her school who harbors a dangerous secret. This eventually leads them to some frightening consequences.

Birds of Prey

https://youtu.be/kGM4uYZzfu0 Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) (2020) joins Harley Quinn as she splits with Joker and teams up with Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya to protect a young girl named Cassandra Cain from an evil crime lord, Black Mask in Gotham City. Releasing Date: February 7, 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

https://youtu.be/sfM7_JLk-84 Sequel to the 2017’s Wonder Woman,  the movie marks the ninth installment in DC’s movie universe. This time Wonderwoman will be facing off against the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Gal Gadot will be reprising the title role, with Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Kristen Wiig, and Connie Nielsen in supporting roles. Releasing Date: 5 June 2020 

Promising Young Woman

https://youtu.be/7i5kiFDunk8 Everything about Cassie is mysterious. She is smart but wicked, tantalizing but cunning, and by night, she lives a secret double life. However, an unexpected encounter is now giving Cassie a chance to correct her wrongs from the past. Releasing Date: 17 April 2020

Disney’s Mulan

https://youtu.be/KK8FHdFluOQ Disney’ Mulan is the live-action retelling of the 1998 animated film of the same name. The movie tells the story of a tomboyish girl who disguises herself as a young man. She wants to fight with the Imperial Chinese Army and defend the country from Northern invaders. Releasing Date: 27 March 2020

Black Widow

https://youtu.be/RxAtuMu_ph4 Black Widow marks the first solo-outing of the character after a decade of being in the Cinematic Universe. The movie will also kick start Phase 4 of MCU. Set as a prequel to the events of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the movie is expected to be placed after Captain America: Civil War in the MCU timeline. Releasing Date: May 1, 2020
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Best Feel-Good Movies To Watch On Prime Video

by Kaylen Summers

 

Cast Away (2000)

https://youtu.be/4olwbrY2kwE 2h 23min | Adventure, Drama If you think that all is worse in your life, wait till you meet Chuck. He is a top international manager for FedEx and is in love with Kelly, a Ph.D. student. As they are heading towards marriage, Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor who washes up on a tiny island with nothing. Now, he needs to find a way to get back to the mainland.

The Terminal (2004)

https://youtu.be/B-suuEQyoVc 2h 8min | Comedy, Drama You really don't want to be traveling with Tom Hanks. This time he is not stuck on an island. He is stuck at the airport. Viktor Navorski lost his country for some political reasons. But, the problem is he was on the plane when this whole thing happened. Now, he's stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport that nobody recognizes.

A Star Is Born (2018)

https://youtu.be/nSbzyEJ8X9E 2h 16min | Drama, Romance, Music Ready for some romance?! Jackson Maine is a seasoned musician. He falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally. As she was about given up on her dream to become a big singer, Jack coaxes her back into the spotlight. Unfortunately,  while  Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship starts breaking down and they end up fighting each other.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

https://youtu.be/Y_e_XzgStHk 2h 46min | Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance Benjamin Button is born under unusual circumstances. Unlike normal people, he was born as an elderly man and ages in reverse. He eventually meets Daisy, who he falls for. Though Benjamin has all kinds of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy that drives Benjamin forward.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

https://youtu.be/Z9AYPxH5NTM 2h 12min | Romance, Drama Elio Perlman decides to spend the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. It was when his father hired a handsome doctoral student. The 17-year-old soon realized that he was developing a viable attraction to the young man.

The Karate Kid (1984)

https://youtu.be/yDi3an8WgN4 2h 6min | Drama, Action Some of you might have already seen this one. But, it is still worthy to be on the list for being the hugely popular classic underdog tale. Daniel LaRusso is hassled by the school bullies. Luckily, it is in his apartment building that martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi lives. He agrees to train Daniel and teaches him more than just self-defense. With newfound confidence and wisdom, will Daniel be able to face off against his tormentors?

Forrest Gump (1994)

https://youtu.be/bLvqoHBptjg 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance When it comes to all inspiring movies, Tom Hanks has a lot to tell. Here is another flick from the master actor. Teh tale is about a man with a low IQ who accomplished great things in his life. He has been present during significant historic events than anyone had imagined he could do. However, even after all he has achieved, his one true love avoids him.
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Best Netflix Original Movies

by Kaylen Summers

Get your bowl of popcorn and check out these wonderfully crafted tales:

Bandersnatch (2018)

https://youtu.be/XM0xWpBYlNM
⌛1h 30min⭐3.6 /5
Remember those choose-your-adventure books that you had as a kid? Netflix is bringing back that same experience to their streaming platform with Bandersnatch. With a branching narrative and multiple mind-bending endings, this is one interactive movie that changes its plot every time you watch it.

Bird Box (2018)

https://youtu.be/o2AsIXSh2xo
⌛2h 4min⭐3.3 /5
By this time, you might have heard about this movie through all the memes and jokes online. However, the movie is definitely not something to be laughed at. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the movie is about its blindfolded characters trying to escape some invisible creatures who can make you suicidal if you see them.

Okja (2017)

https://youtu.be/AjCebKn4iic
⌛2h 2min⭐3.65/5
Taking the Cannes Film Festival by storm, this movie tells the tale of a giant, genetically-engineered pig and a plucky young Korean girl who will do whatever it takes to save it. Breath-taking cinematography, huge star cast, and moral tale make this movie worth watching.

Wheelman (2017)

https://youtu.be/q6hODbsUE7Y
⌛1h 22min⭐3.2 /5
When it comes to breaking the mold, nothing comes close to this flick. Wheelman is a well-oiled entry into that oddly specific crime subgenre of ‘Stoic Getaway Driver Caught in a Crime Gone Awry’ films. It’s more like Drive, but only with a sloppy car and more guns.

Gerald's Game (2017)

https://youtu.be/twbGU2CqqQU
⌛1h 44min⭐3.3/5
Gerald’s Game is very simple in its premise. When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie is left handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house. Tapping on the basic fears in oneself, this horror movie is about how far a person will go to stay alive.

Game Over, Man! (2018)

https://youtu.be/u7ZHi_dDSnQ
⌛1h 40min⭐2.7/5
This action-comedy is from the creators of Workaholics paying homage to the classic action film Die Hard. If that isn’t enough reason for you to watch this movie, then you are definitely missing out on a hell lot of fun.

Outlaw King (2018)

https://youtu.be/Q-G1BME8FKw
⌛2h 2min⭐3.45/5
For anyone who is missing out on the GOT-style bloody medieval times, this one is your pick. Outlaw King has everything from oceans of mud, truckloads of guts and misty, unconsidered nationalism. So what are you waiting for?!

Unicorn Store (2017)

https://youtu.be/r_51UsTDBAE
⌛1h 32min⭐2.75/5
First aired at Toronto Film Festival, Unicorn Store marks the directorial debut of Captain Marvel star Brie Larson. The whimsical theme and great performances from some huge stars make this movie instantly adored. Stream it and you too will fall for it.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

https://youtu.be/YaeDa_Uempk
⌛1h 44min⭐3.55/5
The Christmas Chronicles is a family Christmas adventure film from producer Chris Columbus- the person who made your favorite movies Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Watch this one and it will also make it to your favorite list.
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6 Movies That Are Worth Streaming This 2020

by Kaylen Summers

The coming year has great promises for audiences. From big blockbusters to indie magics, 2020 is shaping up to one hell of a treat for movie lovers. But, in the midst, all the major releases and binge-watching on Netflix, chances of missing out some great movies are always there. It's okay! We got your back. Follow this list of 6 best upcoming movies and we are sure that you will not be missing out on any of the good ones. So, mark your calendars and start watching.

The Last Full Measure (2020)

https://youtu.be/Go8zI2sytEc The Last Full Measure is a movie that takes place in two time periods. Soldiers of the war are recounting their moments fifty-three years later. Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor after his death for his actions on the battlefield. Releasing Date January 24, 2020

The Way Back (2020)

https://youtu.be/VzNJVSsjE-I The Way Back (2020) tells the story of a widowed, former basketball all-star. He is struggling with addiction and attempts to come back by becoming the coach of the high school basketball team at his alma mater. The team is disparate and ethnically mixed. As the team starts to win, he is on the fight to overcome his old demons. Releasing Date: 6 March 2020

Antebellum (2020)

https://youtu.be/mXcZ7WDsVwk The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Releasing Date: 24 April 2020 

The Invisible Man (2020)

https://youtu.be/dSBsNeYqh-k The Invisible Man (2020) is the official retelling of the classic horror flick from Universal Studios. A crazed scientist stages his suicide and starts using uses his power of invisibility to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend. Even though she approached the police, no one believes her. Now, it’s up to her to take matters into her own hands and fight back. Releasing Date: 28 February 2020

Bad Boys For Life (2020)

https://youtu.be/R228yPrwqTo Bad Boys For Life (2020) will see the return of old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. The two are now part of a newly created elite team from the Miami police department called AMMO. They will be teaming up to take down Armando Armas, the ruthless leader of a Miami drug cartel. Releasing Date: 17 January 2020

Fantasy Island (2020)

https://youtu.be/a6O30nJ02PU Mr. Roarke owns a luxurious, remote tropical resort. There, he makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true. However,  when their fantasies turned into nightmares, the guests are now supposed to solve the island’s mystery to save their lives. Releasing Date: 6 February 2020
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Best Movies To Stream For Your Kids

by Kaylen Summers

If you are looking for movies to keep your kids busy, then here are some to stream right away.

A Wrinkle in Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZ56rcWwRQ ⌛1h 50m 🍅42% Meg's father was on a quest to discover a scientific breakthrough. But suddenly, he vanishes into another realm in space. However, with the help of three peculiar beings,  Meg, her brother, Charles, and friend Calvin reaches the realm to find out what dangers are holding her father back and to help him return back home safely. Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK0rbzLk0YI ⌛1h 39m 🍅53% This movie has a true story of survival  that will surely inspire your children.  Amberley Snyder is a nationally ranked barrel racer. After barely surviving an automobile accident, she is now paralyzed from the waist down. But with strong will-power and determination, she fights back to her place in the sport she loves.

Benji (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqtFvSKhKmA ⌛1h 27m 🍅60% This Benji (2018) is an improved retelling of 1974's hugely popular Benji.  The movie tells the story of an adorable stray dog who becomes friends with two kids. But when his new owners go missing, Benji becomes the hero to save the day and his little owners.

The Jungle Book (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C0nMzyMPPA ⌛1h 51m 🍅95% We all know this epic tale, right? Now, it's time that your kids see this one too. Mowgli is a boy who was raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves. The villainous Shere Khan, a tiger, is out to kill him. But with the help of a mentor panther and a friendly bear, Mowgli escapes his clutches.

The Little Rascals (1994)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcOB45HMVzE ⌛1h 28m 🍅23% This movie sure brings back a lot of memories and nostalgia. The movie is about a bunch of kids trying to find funny solutions to their trifles. Even though they are little, these adorable kids sure know how to stir up some trouble.

The BFG (2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbzQsLnIrbA ⌛1h 28m 🍅23% Based on Roald Dahl's classic book, this movie is about a young girl named Sophie. She becomes friends with a Big Friendly Giant- the BFG. Now, together they are on a mission to protect the world from something evil. Will they be able to succeed?!
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8 Free Movies To Stream This April

by Kaylen Summers

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flvz5RMRx7E Cal Weaver has a good job, a wonderful house, great children, and a beautiful wife, Emily. however, things took an unexpected turn when he learned that Emily has been unfaithful and is looking to get a divorce. Passed the age of 40 and suddenly single, Cal feels so alien to the world of dating. Lucky for him, self-styled player Jacob Palmer is there to teach him how to be a hit with the ladies.

The Bridges of Madison County

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up-oN4NtvbM Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

Empire of the Sun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHigCYpoOo Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1roy4o4tqQM In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

Blinded by the Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmmHvnS0IKM In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Storks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF6jd0-xRrI Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl.

Unknown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSXUgkCjdBM A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HWOb4skqTI Nancy Drew, a smart high schooler with a penchant for keen observation and deduction, stumbles upon the haunting of a local home. A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve the mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community  
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8 Awesome New Movies On Netflix This April

by Kaylen Summers

Extraction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6P3nI6VnlY Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord.

The Willoughbys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnG4ag3Nkes When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.

Earth and Blood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prchZUT26KM A sawmill owner and his teenage daughter become tangled in a deadly feud when a drug dealer stashes stolen cocaine on their remote property.

Sergio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h03jLiWIXVI A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.

Rising High

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJl2EvFO_fE Charting the rise and fall of three corrupt real estate agents who accumulate absurd wealth in no time but fall into a vortex of fraud, greed, and drugs.

Mauricio Meirelles: Generating Chaos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o7QyPJQB9U He's the mid-30s going on 79, with scathingly funny views on fatherhood, marriage, and society. Let Maurício Meirelles give you a tour of his chaotic mind.

Chris D'Elia: No Pain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ9cN01ILXM Chris D'Elia takes the stage in Minneapolis to offer his thoughts on everything from self-censorship to problematic dolphins to lame mutant powers.

The Main Event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt1sP3TBgPk After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar by using special powers from a magical mask.
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7 New Movies On Prime Video This May

by Kaylen Summers

The Last Ones

https://youtu.be/uYqIuwHghs8 The Lapland tundra. Rupi is a young miner who fills his days by trafficking in illegal pills, drinking, and dropping coins in a slot machine. After his friend is murdered, Rupi realizes that he loves his friend’s widow. But the mine owner wants her too. The violence becomes a spectacle, the tragedy comic, the tundra cold, the people degenerate and hope ephemeral, like a star shooting through the sky. But even in this world, hope briefly rears its head.

Chance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAr4EFAF5oY A true story of a teenage love triangle leading to one of the two boys' tragic death - told through the lens of elite youth baseball.

Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfdB-Naob6E Cut off from civilization, a single mother puts her children on high alert when they bring home a young girl caked in clay. She tells of spirits and spirit hunters, but these are not mere superstitions. As more strangers show up on her doorstep, she quickly finds another reason to fear the forest.

The Bet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AOplxIR5yM A woman makes a bet with her husband that she can get the next man she sees to propose to her.

M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOXtsCqTiSg A distraught mother suspects her teenage son is a psychopath who may shoot up his high school, but when he outsmarts the mental healthcare system she is forced to take matters into her own hands.

Inside the Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udve8qF6YlE Facing expulsion from college over a misunderstanding, a bipolar student indulges his misery at a strip club where he befriends a gorgeous, intelligent, outrageous woman and they hatch a madcap scheme to prove his innocence.

Evolution of Evil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txF3Ykd976E 'Evolution of Evil' is the story of Lori and Christopher, a Pacific Northwest couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city into the wilderness. The couple makes their way past the usual campsites, and backpack into the remote Mt. Hood Wilderness area.  
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Awesome New Movies To Stream On Hulu This April

by Kaylen Summers

Big Time Adolescence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3PcDo4YcnY A 16-year-old virgin with a growth hormone deficiency slowly gets corrupted by his hero, an aimless college dropout.

Crawlers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8KOQE_Ybxc On St. Patrick's Day - a night of wild parties and drunken revelry - and follows three unlikely friends who band together to save a college town from a vicious horde of body-switching aliens.

My Valentine

https://youtu.be/a6sVSZbaQU4 A pop singer's artistic identity is stolen by her ex-boyfriend/manager and shamelessly pasted onto his new girlfriend/protégé. Locked together late one night in a concert venue, the three reconcile emotional abuses of the past . . . until things turn violent.

Midnight Kiss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW_PU6i-itg A group of gay friends heads to Palm Springs to ring in the New Year. Things take a terrifying turn as the friends all search for someone to kiss at midnight and invite a killer into their midst.

Cunningham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4t_l5mu9lE The iconic Merce Cunningham and the last generation of his dance company are profiled in Alla Kovgan's 3D documentary, through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and more.

The Cave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFyJDW3V8WI When a youth football team of 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach is trapped deep inside a cave in Northern Thailand, thousands of volunteers and soldiers from around the world unite in a race against time to find them.

Little Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYfKlNBLLeQ A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes in living creatures. The afflicted appear strange as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination? Thus starts a play between various truths, on which end stands the loss of the own identity.
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7 Will Smith Movies To Keep You Entertained In Quarantine

by Kaylen Summers

The Pursuit of Happyness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieqidYFPRA4 A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

I Am Legend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFNPNT_4Qww Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

Enemy of the State

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fRDxdrKH7k A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's assassins.

Independence Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbkyyBu4NF8 On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Concussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6hPdC41RM A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.

Seven Pounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvu2F6t26hs An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Ali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HooryZXjcE In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.  
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8 Feel Good Movies To Make Your Day Better

by Kaylen Summers

Silver Linings Playbook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI_3ywJLQio After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

About Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OIFdWk83no The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

The Edge of Seventeen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw9hlZ2uiII Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other's older brother, who is totally his sister's nemesis.

Bolt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ3IyPO4yxg Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star, and owner, Bolt must harness all his "superpowers" to find a way home.

The Dawn Wall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edfw9ip9sCQ In the middle of Yosemite National Park towers El Capitan, a huge block of granite whose smoothest side, the Dawn Wall, is said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. Tommy Caldwell didn’t see inhospitable terrain, but rather a puzzle almost a kilometer tall. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the summit.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdNpFoWrBDQ Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE7CGX1d6LU Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991. High school freshman Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two senior students, Sam and her stepbrother Patrick, become his mentors, helping him discover the joys of friendship, music, and love.

Hitch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYrrEUgnT6s Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitch's connection to Albert – now Allegra's boyfriend – it threatens to destroy both relationships.
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8 Great Movies by Female Directors

by Kaylen Summers

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn_-YoG69Sw On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=555oiY9RWM4 Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.

Big

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J62jciQ1PbY When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.

The Farewell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RofpAjqwMa8 A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Wonder Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lGoQhFb4NM An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

Lady Bird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi_HC839Wo A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York, much to the disapproval of wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother.

Little Miss Sunshine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWyH_twcMl0 A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Lost in Translation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s4YQqnbnM8 Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
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8 Top Rated Movies According To IMDB

by Kaylen Summers

The Shawshank Redemption

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_tLp7T6U1c Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

The Godfather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x0GpEZnwa8 Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.

The Dark Knight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmJLuwP3MbY Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

12 Angry Men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_13J_9B5jEk The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Schindler's List

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJcLRFWxRno The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5X-hFf6Bwo Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf, and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Pulp Fiction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGpTpVyI_OQ A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll, and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCN5JJY_wiA While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man, and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
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7 New Movies To Stream On Disney Plus This May

by Kaylen Summers

Lady and the Tramp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2ZDDU34gYw The love story between a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady and a streetwise mongrel named Tramp. Lady finds herself out on the street after her owners have a baby and is saved from a pack by Tramp, who tries to show her to live her life footloose and collar-free.

Noelle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBDnQkQUTGU Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.

Frozen II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi4LMpSDccc Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf head far into the forest to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

Togo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMfyueM-ZBQ The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage, and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and his lead sled dog, Togo.

Onward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn5QmllRCn4 In a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.

Stargirl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE-e7v4bvxw Leo Borlock is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school's marching band, and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway, a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane, and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

Lamp Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4NBWqFS3io Bo Peep makes a big comeback in Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and she leads the way in the all-new animated short film, finally answering the questions about where Bo was since we last we saw her in Toy Story 2.
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8 Non-Animated Family-Friendly Movies To Stream

by Kaylen Summers

Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngiK1gQKgK8 The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk0l07gqkvY After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

The Jungle Book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgJRQWxKnw A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Home Alone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iNmVVlmmv8 Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

A Little Princess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3WJrWZ_npg When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self- worth.

Elf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMPyILBePfI When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Mrs. Doubtfire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxpC_jYncE Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Galaxy Quest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B34jbC43XzA The stars of a 1980s sci-fi show—now eking out a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions—are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the cast members for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.
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Here Is Why ‘Hell Boy 3’ Was Never Adapted Into A Comic Book

by Kaylen Summers

After the first two movies, fans of Hellboy waited nearly a decade to see if the filmmaker would be closing down the trilogy with Hellboy 3. Unfortunately, del Toro announced in early 2017 that the movie would not be made and later the studio announced that it would be rebooting the franchise. While appearing at  Comic Con International in San Diego last week, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola was asked the obvious, inevitable question: Why not publish that story as a comic, and get some return-on-investment for all the money spent developing the project? And Mignola answered the question in a pretty simple way: "I think del Toro mentioned it to me once, and I said no. I think, let the comics be the comics. Comics are confusing enough for people. Let's not have two different versions of the Hellboy comic out there. My vote would be (to say) no." hellboy-3-movie1 Mignola was referring to how confusing it is for some DC and Marvel superhero fans from having multiple versions of their favorite characters coexisting within sprawling multiverses. Comics can get overly complicated, with numerous continuities running side by side until the whole thing has to explode with an event like Crisis on Infinite Earths. Mignola had co-written drafts of the Hellboy 3 script and went on to consult with the reboot once it was decided to take the franchise in a new direction.  Even if the third installment of the original movie is not going to be released, there is always a chance for the screenplay getting printed or an animated version of the script being released. We already have such movies like Hellboy: Sword of Storms and Hellboy: Blood and Iron, which were set in the continuity of the Guillermo del Toro movies. Then again, considering how poorly the Hellboy reboot performed at the box office, maybe a little bit of multiverse-madness won't be hurtful after all. Come on Mignola! Give us the threequel we deserve!!
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The Ritual (2019) Trailer

by Kaylen Summers

https://youtu.be/Vfugwq2uoa0 The usual tale of a sinister creature in the forest story. Four humans have made their way in the woods as a part of college reunion and are relentlessly hunted by an unseen force. With plenty of spooky vibes the horror movie seems perfect for Halloween season.  
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Good Guy Or Bad Guy?! Rock Reveals Black Adam’s Character Arc

by Kaylen Summers

When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was first announced to play Black Adam, it was unclear on how things would be proceeding with him and the character. The wrestler-turned-actor is not known for playing bad guys. Considering the fact that he has become one of the most bankable stars on the planet, it is obvious that the star and his team will not be settling for a one-and-done villain. During a recent interview on behalf of his new movie Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson talked about Black Adam's solo movie before meeting up with Zachary Levi's Shazam. Johnson said, "Black Adam, how he starts, he starts off as a villain. Then, he becomes an anti-hero. And then he might become a hero or we might not. " In addition to that, producer Hiram Garcia told that they are considering Jaume Collet-Serra (The Jungle Cruise) for directing the movie. Story details in the script are being hammered out and the studio is ready to go. "Well, you're going to meet a character who's going through a journey. And I think the idea is, look, we know the root of obviously Black Adam. He was created as a villain. And through the love of the fans and through some great writers and storytellers, he evolved into an antihero," she explained, "The antihero is a character that we always loved and that we responded to. But we understand that there's been many aspects to Black Adam through him. But ultimately this is a guy who he does have a moral compass as skewed as it may be. And ultimately he is a guy that everything has always been driven by his family and what happens to them. And he is never opposed to unleashing hell when you cross him. So I think when you add in those elements of that DNA, those are things we're very aware of." Dwayne Johnson will be appearing next in the Netflix thriller Red Notice. If things are going smooth with the actor and Warner Bros., there is a chance that Black Adam will be going into shooting sometime in 2020, after Red Notice.
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This Is What GOT Creators Had Planned For Their Star Wars Trilogy

by Kaylen Summers

Star Wars fans will be having a sad weekend this time around. With David Benioff and D.B. Weiss officially exiting their deal with Disney, we won't be seeing any Star Wars trilogy from the Game of Thrones showrunners as promised. Initially, it was reported the two will be developing on the Jedi origin story. Fans had speculated that the pair would be developing the Knights of the Old Republic storyline. However, recent reveals are showing that they were intending on going even further back in the official canon to explore how the Jedi came to exist. Guess, we will not be seeing the secret of the Jedi's origin anytime soon. Even though Benioff and Weiss' Star Wars trilogy was canceled, not much about its possible connections to the current sequel trilogy is out yet. Some fans are theorizing that there are chances for their story arc to be linked to the Jedi Temple on Ahch-To. Also, it actually unclear how far they were in the writing process before exiting from the project. Rumors circulating are stating that it was the massive $250 million deal with Netflix that put an end to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' association with Lucasfilm. With such a huge deal already in their pockets, it was most obvious that the pair would never be able to get the time from the studios to properly develop a new trilogy. Despite that, Disney was not liking the Netflix deal from the beginning. However, it is not the first time Lucasfilm has let go of a director in the past years. Before David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, other directors like Phil Lord, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Miller, and Josh Trank have had similar experiences with the studio. Considering the 'toxic fandom' and heavily divisive final season of Game of Thrones, Lucasfilm might have become nervous about giving over the project to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Whatever the case may be, the deal is now officially off. Fans, on the other hand, are looking for new stories with the Skywalker Saga ending this year with The Rise of Skywalker. Whether or not the studios will be able to bring such a story to the table needs to be seen.
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Gerard Butler Tapped For a High Voltage Action Thriller

by Emily Keen

An elevated action thriller titled The Plane has made its way into Gerard Butler's schedule. The film will be launched at the AFM next week by MadRiver International. The domestic rights to the film are attained by CAA Media Finance. Charles Cumming and  J.P. Davis have written the script based on a book penned by Cumming. Butler will be seen as a commercial pilot Ray Torrance who skilfully lands his damaged aircraft in a war zone but now must face the brunt of militants trying to take the passengers hostage. The film is being produced by Di Bonaventura Pictures’ Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Ara Keshishian. Butler and Alan Siegel under their G-BASE banner are also co-producing the venture. Between 300 and his Fallen franchise, the actor has created a different groove for himself. The actor recently starred in the final installment of the successful series Angel Has Fallen which grossed at $133 million globally.  He has also demonstrated some serious acting chops in The Vanishing, which follows three lighthouse keepers who come across a missing fortune. Although his action cinema does not have a serious fanbase, we cant wait to see how he goes about donning a pilot stuck in a warzone. The production for The Plane is set to begin in the second quarter of 2020. Butler’s upcoming projects include Ric Roman Waugh‘s thriller Greenland, and Jamie Foxx‘s upcoming basketball comedy All-Star Weekend.
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Jeffrey Wright confirmed in the role of Batman’s GCPD Ally

by Emily Keen

The Batman director has spilled the beans on the actor’s identity set to don Commissioner Gordon. Jeffrey Wright is now confirmed for the role of the caped crusader's ally from the police department. The rumors of Wright playing Gordon have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. Although the Westworld actor’s onboarding was not verified by any of the makers or the directors until yesterday. The Cloverfield director took to his tweeter account to introduce Wright as Gordon. The tweet did not say much. He merely wrote the word Tweet!  And Gordon with a hashtag followed by a bat emoji. So there you go. You know who the head of the Gotham city Police Department is. The Batman’s casting is still an ongoing affair or at least it seems so since there is not much confirmation on the finalizing of many characters. For now, all we know is that Twilight star Robert Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne, Zoe Kravitz has been tapped in as Catwoman, Paul Dano will don The Riddler and now it’s Wright in the skin of James Gordon. Jonah Hill has reportedly walked away from the role of Oswald ‘Penguin’ Cobblepot which led to Jason Alexander volunteering to play the role. Although it does not seem that Reeves has accepted the Seinfeld actor’s offer. The Batman, as far as we know, follows the life of young Bruce Wayne and the plot will be somewhere along the lines of Bruce Wayne trying to track a serial killer in Gotham City, keeping suspicious of almost every supervillain in the comic. But the makers were upright in stating that the film is a standalone affair and has no connections with the DCEU whatsoever. DC movies do not have a great reputation of standing tall at the Box Office with a shared universe. On the other hand, individual ventures tend to perform a great deal. It worked for Joker. Might as well turn out the same way for the masked vigilante’s latest. The film has locked June 25, 2021, for release. Its currently under the pre-production phase and hopefully we will have news on more castings rolling out soon. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more details on the film.
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Jeremy Irons to star in a Racehorse Biopic

by Emily Keen

Frankel, the British race wonder horse's life is getting a film treatment. Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons has been tapped in to play the Horse’s trainer Henry Cecil in the film. Irons is known for his roles in The Lion King, Die Hard: With A Vengeance and The Man In The Iron Mask. His role as Claus von Bulow in Reversal of Fortune won him the Oscar. Currently, the actor stars in a hit HBO series, Watchmen. Frankel is a retired racehorse owned by breeder Khalid Abdullah, who ran 14 races and went out unbeaten in all the races. Irons will play his trainer who endured years of professional failure and sickness and train Frankel into one of the greatest racehorses, the races have ever seen.  Frankel’s final race at the Champions stakes was indeed an emotional event as the sire went bowing out in front of the capacity crowd at the Ascot Racecourse. The film is set to chart the highly emotional and powerful bond between Frankel and his late trainer. Apart from starring in the Film, Iron will also be producing it alongside Andrew Berg and John Sachs of Eclipse Films. “A lot of people have tried to make this film but fell short of the mark,” Andrew Berg and John Sachs of Eclipse Films told screendaily.com. “Jim Piddock’s script stands out as the perfect balance of drama and action and director Ron Scalpello is a gifted director, visceral, sensitive and extremely hard working and creative. Jeremy was first choice to play Henry and has a genuine love for horses. Jeremy’s decision to join us as a producer has further cemented his passion for this project.” They added. This, however, is not the first time that the winning horse’s life story has been documented. Frankel and Cecil’s relationship was earlier showcased in a British documentary named The Trainer and the Racehorse: The Legend of Frankel.  It aired on Channel 4 in 2015. The worldwide sales on Frankel’s biopic will be handled by Canadian Wazabi Films. The co-presidents of the firm Anick Poirier and Lorne Price expressed by saying they “immediately connected with the determination and resilience of the story.” The film is written by Jimmy Piddock and will be directed by The Corrupted and My Name Is Lenny’s Ron Scalpello.
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MAJOR SPOILERS! Plot Details and Photos of Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’

by Kaylen Summers

Last Night in Soho is finally pulling back its curtains a little and it seems like director Edgar Wright is expecting to pull off a different approach this time.  It was in a preview for 2020 movies, that Wright described his new film as an "all-out psychological horror", set in 1960s London. The movie will have a lead character named Eloise played by Thomasin McKenzie. Eloise is obsessed with the time period of the 60s and ends up experiencing it. This has led many to speculate that there is some possibility of time travel involved. But, how exactly it will be presented in the movie is yet to be seen. Talking about his latest directorial effort, Wright had this to say. "There's something I have in common with the lead character in that I'm afflicted with nostalgia for a decade I didn't live in. You think about '60s London, what would that be like? Imagine if you knew everything you knew now, and went back. I'm taking a premise whereby you have a character who, in a sort of abstract way, gets to travel in time. And the reality of the decade is maybe not what she imagines. It has an element of 'be careful what you wish for'." Fans also got a behind-the-scenes photo of Edgar Wright on set with Anya Taylor-Joy. The actress plays a character named Sandy, who shares a "mysterious connection" with Eloise. https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/status/1189205178777554944 Wright is known for his breakout hit Baby Driver released back in 2017. However, movie lovers would remember him for his early works with Simon Pegg. Popularly known as the Cornetto Trilogy, it was the movies Shaun of the DeadHot Fuzz and The World's End that made Wright's unique style recognizable. His later movie Scott Pilgrim vs The World went on to gain something of a cult following over the years. However, his greatest hit came as 2017's Baby Driver. The movie was recognized by both critics and the general audience alike. It eventually went on to get nominated for three Oscars. For more information, guess we will have to wait till Last Night in Soho hits the theaters on September 25, 2020.
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NEW UPDATE: Here Is What Rami Malek’s James Bond Supervillain Will Be Like.

by Kaylen Summers

It wasn't long since the makers of James Bond 25 officially announced the title of the movie as 'No Time To Die'. Other than this and the confirmation that Rami Malek will be playing the villain for the movie, nothing much about the movie has been revealed. Now, we are getting new details about the supervillain who is all set to give Bond a run for his money. It was producer Barbara Broccoli, who shed some light into the upcoming finale to Daniel Craig's tenure as 007. The movie will see Oscar-winner Rami Malek play the villainous character named Safin. Malek got his first Oscar nomination and win for playing Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The actor is currently appearing in Mr. Robot Season 4. According to what has been revealed in the official synopsis, Safin is a "mysterious villain", who's armed with dangerous new technology. Talking about the details revealed in a recent preview of 2020 movies, Barbara Broccoli described Safin as follows. "We've thrown the book at him on this one. He is really the supervillain. He's the one that really gets under Bond's skin. He's a nasty piece of work." Bond movies are known for their great villains. However, Daniel Craig's Bond movies so far had a mixed bag when it comes to villains. Considering that the actor gave us one of the greatest Bonds in the movie history, it's fair to say that Craig certainly deserves a good villain to face off against in his last mission as 007. Previous Bond villains for Craig include Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, Javier Bardem's Silva in Skyfall and most recently, Christoph Waltz appearing as the iconic Blofeld in Spectre. Yet, these characters somehow failed to bring out the best antagonist for the superspy. Will Malek be able to pull it off, where other great performers have failed? Meanwhile, there are rumors that Bond 25's villain would be blind. Though that would be an interesting twist, the possibility of making this work out in a highly action-packed Bond movie will surely be a challenge for the makers (if the rumors are correct). No Time to Die is slated to hit theaters on April 8, 2020. this means that we could be seeing a trailer for the movie anytime soon. Check out our website regularly for more details and trailers about the movie before anyone else.
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Teen Wolf Heartthrob to Lead an Infestation Thriller

by Emily Keen

Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey has been signed for a new thriller from Johnny Martin - Alone. The movie will also star Donald Sutherland alongside Posey in the lead role, Deadline confirmed.  Sutherland is known for his role in The Hunger Games franchise as President Snow. He recently also starred in Brad Pitt led cosmic thriller Ad Astra. Sutherland’s other credits include Lolita and Buck White.  The plot follows the life of Aidan(Posey) who locks himself in his apartment to protect his life from infected screamers infesting the complex. Amidst the chaos Aidan discovers that a young girl (Summer Spiro) in a house across his courtyard is also trapped and now must find a way out for both of them.  The story naturally unfolds into a tantalizing romance between the two youngsters together in times of danger.  Alone is written by Matt Naylor and financed by HIG Productions. Martin in addition to helming the movie is also co-producing alongside Rabih Aridi and Anne Jordan. Malaysian actress Maya Karin also has a brief role in the film as that of a scientist who understands the virus infecting the screamers.  The actress confirmed her onboarding earlier in July when she flew to LA for the short scene.  The film began shooting in May this year and i currently in the post production phase.
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When Will Be The Next Endgame Level MCU Team-Up?! Here Is Your Answer

by Kaylen Summers

Avengers Endgame was a pretty huge conclusion to the 10-year-long saga of Marvel movies. The blockbuster is currently the highest-grossing film of all time and has no intention of leaving the crown behind anytime soon. But if you are expecting another mega movie event from MCU anytime soon, you are mistaken. It seems like we have to wait another 10 years for such a movie event to happen again. Recently, Marvel Studios executive producer Trinh Tran explained about the time duration for seeing something like Avengers: Endgame again. There is no doubt that the Infinity Saga wrapped up, with fans stunned and craving for more. With the pressure of the huge success over their head, recreating such an event again in a fresh new way is a huge challenge for Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and his gang. With that being said, the studios are now focusing only on the development of its Phase 4. Talking about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tran had this to say: "Our focus right now is to make sure that the titles that we've released in Phase 4... obviously those stories are going to be new, exciting, different and can connect with the audience like the other movies have been. Over 10 years ago, it's always been our dream to get to Infinity War and Endgame level. We didn't know obviously where that was going to go at the start of the studio, but it's incredible to know that we were able to accomplish that. Now it'd be amazing if we could get to that level 10 years later, so I think it's a dream to continue doing that and build upon the MCU and the connective tissue that we have." Lately, Kevin Feige has been giving out a lot of information about what to expect in Phase 4 and probably Phase 5. With new stories ready to be explored, the MCU is also expanding further to join the small screen on the Disney+ streaming service. But, will Disney+ shows have any connection with the main Cinematic Universe? Trinh Tran had this to say. "And now with obviously our Disney+ side and the shows and how our characters are venturing into that world and how that's gonna lead to the future and more franchises and more stories and more properties and their connective tissue to the rest of the MCU, it would be amazing to do something like this 10 years later." Though everything seems to be well sorted out from the studio's part, it seems like we have to wait further to see how well it all turns out. There are also many popular Fox products waiting to be explored by the studio. So hopes are high from the fans' side. Will there be an X-Men crossover anytime soon?! Or will be the Fantastic Four movie to happen first?! Tell us what you think about the Marvel's Phase 4 plans
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Game of Thrones Creators Drop Star Wars Trilogy Project

by Emily Keen

David Benioff and Dan Weiss have chosen to walk away from the upcoming Star Wars Trilogy. The Game of Throne creators juggled a $200 M deal with Netflix and realized it was not possible to do justice to both projects in the given time frame.  The duo had entered an agreement with Disney Lucasfilm to write and produce the project. The official announcement of the deal came in February 2018. But earlier this year, when GOT was almost ready for its final showdown, 'Deadline' found out that the duo were being approached by as many as 6 film studios. The pair finally closed a $200 M deal to write, produce and direct a venture for Netflix.  Benioff and Weiss acknowledged in a public statement that it would not be fair for more than one project to be handled in such tight frames.  “There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” they said in a statement to Deadline on Tuesday. “So we are regretfully stepping away.” “We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.” Kathleen Kenedy, Lucasfilm President said in his statement: “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.” No comments were made on as to what the future of this trilogy would be, but that need not concern Star Wars fans. A different trilogy from Rian Johnson is already on charts of Lucasfilm along with other releases in the Franchise. These include Kevin Feige's film, Disney + live-action series Mandalorian and the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming Disney + series. 
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Joker Takes Over Maleficient’s Collections, Back to Being No. 1

by Emily Keen

Arthur Fleck’s contagious laugh does not seem to be dying any sooner. Joaquin Phoenix’s magnum Opus now stands strong with a global collection of $849 million. The DC movie has toppled Angelina Jolie’s fantasy fiction once again to reclaim it’s top spot this weekend. According to 'Deadline' the Todd Phillip’s Joker rolled in a $18.9 million where as the Disney film brought in $18.5 million. The numbers are close but the fact that Joker has been it its fifth week of release speaks for itself. In the last week, Maleficient 2 brought down the highly acclaimed Phoenix starrer with the collection of $36.9 million. Joker in that weekend stood at $29 Million. Maleficient: Mistress of Evil's global earnings as of now are $293.5 million. This weekend was rather peaceful with studios slowing down releases for the onset of Halloween. In the third place, stood Addams Family with $11.7 million edging out Zombieland: Double Tap which brought in $11.6 million. Joker’s list of accolades could already bind a compendium and it has them coming. The movie has now officially surpassed Deadpool’s record as the highest grossing R-rated movie. The Ryan Reynold’s film stood at $782.6 million. Terminator: Dark Fate debuted in cinemas this weekend and made $12.8 million. The numbers might have been a tad disappointing given the hype around the Linda Hamilton starrer. But the movie might soon catch up as there are Holidays coming up in the keys markets of release. As for Joker, it is still running strong in Europe. This weekend added $47.8 million to Jokers collections from 79 overseas markets. The film is now looking forward to a $950 million worldwide collection. The film is also the highest grossing WB movie in 14 international markets including Russia, Argentina and Mexico and the biggest DC movie in 34 markets which includes, Holland, Italy, Spain, Russia, India, Argentina and Mexico. Moreover it has stood at the #1 spot for a 4th weekend in a row in Europe. In Asia, Joker is now the 4th best WB title and the 2nd best of WB movie of all times in Latin America.
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It’s a Wrap for Daniel Craig’s Last installment of 007

by Emily Keen

The latest installment of the James Bond series, No Time to Die has successfully wrapped its shoot. The official Instagram page of 007 confirmed the news. The news comes almost a month after Daniel Craig's emotional speech on the final day of production in Italy. The Bond hunk was then tapped giving a heart-warming speech for a wrap up party. The new picture features director Cary Fukunaga, Craig himself holding a clapperboard. Post Spectre, this will be Craig’s last dive into the Bond universe. Fans are even more eager to see the actor don the secret agent for the last time. The makers were firm on having a strong story-line for Craig’s last film. And in the effort lost the original Bond director Danny Boyle. Fukanaga finally came in as Boyle’s replacement, but the change led the film to be postponed until 2020. With his arrival Fukunaga made a few more additions to the line-up of the film including Rami Malek. Fukunaga has taken the shoot around the world and has been busy with the production of Bond 25. Craig’s on-set injury also added to the delay in the duration of the filming. But the shoot has finally come to an end. Familiar faces are set to make returns in the 25th installment of the Bond series. Jefferey Wright will be reprising the role in the movie with his character Felix Leiter. The movie is set to hit theatres in the April of 2020. Since the production is already complete, we can expect the first trailer to drop soon. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on movies.
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Jane Fonda Did the Unthinkable on Getting Arrested

by Emily Keen

Hollywood icon Jane Fonda got arrested on Friday for a climate change protest in Washington DC. But in that moment too, she did not let the situation affect her iconic stature. The Oscar winning actress accepted her BAFTA award while the policemen tied the plastic ties around her wrists and walked her to the van. The actress was bestowed with the prestigious Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film during the BAFTA annual celebration in LA. She had moved to Washington DC with the intent of contributing to heighten the urgency against global climate change. Which is why she could not be present to accept the award. The folks at the ceremony were surprised to see a video message of acceptance from Fonda acknowledging the award and also apologizing for not being there in person. Here is the footage of the courageous actress getting arrested for a bigger cause and waving with her shackled hands thanking BAFTA for the award. The actress moved to Washington to start a movement called Fire Drill Friday. In her statement she said: ‘I’m going to take my body, which is kind of famous and popular right now because of the [television] series and I’m going to go to D.C. and I’m going to have a rally every Friday. ‘It’ll be called Fire Drill Friday. And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.’ The actress’ inspiration to join the movement came from the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. She also said Greta had ‘realized what was happening and that this was barreling at us like an engine’. The ties around her hands did not seem to diminish her spirit even for a moment and she gracefully addressed the camera and walked way. Fonda’s speech received a loud cheer and standing ovation from the activists. The other actors who won at BAFTA this year include Steeve Coogan and Phoebe Waller Bridge. Coogan was bestowed with the Charlie Chaplin award for excellence in comedy. Bridge received the British Artist of the year.
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Realease Date Set for James Wan’s Upcoming Horror Flick

by Emily Keen

Aquaman director James Wan’s latest horror romp now has an official release date. Before going ahead with the sequel of the DC movie, Wan has bet his time on a project that takes him back to his horror roots. The Warner Bros. movie, Malignant is set to hit the screens on August 14, 2020, as suggested by a report from ‘Deadline’. The cast line up for the film includes Anabelle Wallis who recently starred in Netflix’s Peaky Blinders. Jake Abel of CW’s Supernatural fame is also a part of the horror freight. The rest of the lineup includes George Young, Michole Briana White, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Ingrid Bisu. Bisu has co-written the film alongside Wan. In addition, she will executive produce the venture with Wan and his Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear. Not many details about the film's plot have been revealed yet. For all, we know from Wan’s statements that the film will be a Hard-R thriller. Wan had said in a statement:  "There’s been a bit of speculation as to what my next project is… all I’ll say is, I’m super excited to go back to my indie roots with this hard-R thriller," Wan said of the project earlier this year. "An original horror idea (not a reboot/remake or anything based on existing IP) with old school, practical effects and no giant, blue screen sets.” Malignant will be distributed by New Line Cinema with Starlight Media and Midas Innovation as the financers. The film is currently undergoing production in Los Angeles. Wan’s previous direction credits include Saw, The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Furious 7, and the Mamoa starrer DC freight Aquaman. Wan’s Conjuring and Insidious sagas have gained him the reputation of a horror film honcho. With Malignant, the director plans to weave a new kind of horror fantasy. The film is set to square off against three major wide releases on opening. These include Universal’s Nobody, Sony’s Escape Room 2 and Disney’s The One and Only Ivan. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the film.
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Disney is Plotting the Second Round of Hocus Pocus

by Emily Keen

A sequel of the cult favorite Halloween classic Hocus Pocus is apparently making movements. A report from ‘Collider’ confirmed that Jen D’Angelo is on board and working on the script. The sequel is exclusively aimed for streaming on Disney’s web streaming service, Disney +. Image result for hocus pocus we will be back gif The report also claims that the writer has been asked to work the script to get back the original characters. The 1993 classic starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy in the role of the three lead witches. There are rumors that the three actresses might make a return in the sequel. If they will reprise their roles or pass the legacy to a new generation of actors, is still a fact that remains unclear. Given the fact that the Witches are obsessed with restoring their youth, we may not be wrong to assume that the Sanderson sisters could be portrayed by three young faces. The original PG-rated film was written by Mick Harris. The plot follows as a young boy, Max unintentionally resurrects the Sanderson sisters (the witches) from the dead inviting trouble for his little sister. The film progresses as Max along with his love interest Allison makes a run from the witches trying to save his sister and all the children in the city. The film was helmed by Kenny Ortega. Many of the original cast has expressed interest in making a return in the sequel, including the actresses who played the witches and also Doug Jones who played the deadman, Billy Butcherson. Considering the cultural impact of the characters, Disney could very well grant them the wish. Image result for hocus pocus we will be back gif The film then did not land as a box office success initially, but over the years went on to become one of the most-watched Halloween movies. Despite the film lacking commercial success, Disney has kept its fad piqued with recurring streaming on All Hallows Eve. It's consistent airing on Disney’s networks probably aided the film’s growth as a classic loved by a huge faction of audience. As for D’Angelo, she has served as a writer-producer for CBS’ Happy Together and Fox’s sitcom LA to Vegas.  She also holds the credits as the associate producer of Netflix’s Game Over, Man!  She also made a consistent appearance on Facebook series Loosely exactly Nicole, as Veronica. Disney + launches on November 12 it plans to add a whole lot of fan-favorite freights to the platter in addition to lots of reboots and spin-offs. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on movies.
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EXCLUSIVE!! Keanu Reeves To Join Fast & Furious Family?!

by Kaylen Summers

Everyone's heart-throb, Keanu Reeves is back making headlines again. It seems like the star will be joining the Fast & Furious movie franchise really soon. Fast & Furious is one of the most profitable movie franchises now in  Hollywood that not owned by Disney. Longtime franchise writer Chris Morgan had a recent conversation with the actor about bringing him into the popular movie series.  A similar discussing had already happened earlier, about Reeves being a part of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson starring spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. Though it never happened, Morgan has high hopes that the beloved actor will make his presence felt in the franchise with full capacity. Talking about this in a new interview, Morgan had this to say about his potential involvement in the series. "I sat down with him and we're talking about. I wanted him to be in the Fast universe for a very long time. We're just trying to find... the hardest thing is always time and competing schedules and then designing the right thing together. My fervent desire is to bring him into this franchise for sure." From what Johnson had told earlier, Reeves was initially expected to play the director of the mysterious techno-terrorist organization 'Eteon' in Hobbs & Shaw. However, this particular idea "just didn't feel right creatively" for Reeves. As fans of the star, it seems fair for us to say that the star does deserve a much bigger presence in the franchise. In the spin-off movie, the character was eventually made off-screen, only speaking out as a faceless voice. The real reason for keeping the character a mystery might be because of the difficulties in finding the right actor for the part. With that being said, now it is speculated that Reeves could appear in a surprise cameo appearance for the upcoming Fast & Furious 9, set to release next year. Reeves is not new to jumping into other popular long-running franchises. Recently, the actor played a role in the animated sequel Toy Story 4. Though there is no official word confirming Reeves' casting, many other popular musicians Cardi B and Ozuna have been recently revealed to be part of the upcoming movie. The newcomers will be joining other big-names like Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, John Cena, Michael Rooker, and Charlize Theron. Whether we will be seeing Reeves alongside the Fast & Furious cast or not, the actor will surely be reprising his most popular characters in the upcoming sequels The Matrix 4 and John Wick: Chapter Four. Fast & Furious 9 is currently slated to release on May 22, 2020, by Univeral Pictures. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on any of Reeves' possible involvement in the franchise.
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Fast And Furious 9 Tapped Rapper Cardi B

by Emily Keen

Fast and Furious 9 has been making waves with it’s casting news lately. No very late after the news of Keanu Reeves possibly becoming a part of the Franchise future rolled out, they are ready with the next blow. Cardi B has been signed for an unknown role in the upcoming installment of the fast-cars feature. The Fast and Furious frontman Vin Diesel dropped a clip of him and Cardi B acknowledging their last day of shooting in the UK. https://www.instagram.com/p/B37fP3wl9_y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link In the video, Cardi B is seated next to Diesel, while he tells us that the entire cast has given the film everything. The Emmy winning rapper shares the feeling, declaring this film would be the best one of all the others in the franchise. The news of Cardi being a part of Fast 9 comes on the final day of their UK shoot. Which means the queen of rap had been onboard for quite some time now. Looks like Diesel is hell-bent on not letting the hype die down. He kept it in the hopper and dropped the news yesterday as the film is nearing wrap. Cardi B recently sizzled alongside Jennifer Lopez in the hit stripper crime thriller Hustlers. Many popular names have joined the cast in unknown roles including John Cena, Finn Cole and now Cardi. Reggaeton artist Ozuna will also be a part of this hot lineup. Ozuna and Cardi have previously worked together for the hit DJ Snake Song and its music video- Taki Taki. Besides the new joiners, we have familiar faces making returns. Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris), Nathalie Emmanuel, Helen Mirren, and Charlize Theron will be reprising their roles along with Vin Diesel. The ninth film of the series is being directed by Justin Lin who had also helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth films of the saga. The film will open in theatres on May 22, 2020.
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Gemini Man’s Abysmal Figures Will Take a Toll On its Production Companies

by Emily Keen

Will Smith’s Gemini Man was trying hard to breathe since two weeks of its release. But looks like the game’s over for the Double Smith feature. The movie rolled in multiple bad reviews from critics and faced tough competition from the highly acclaimed Joker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. But that’s not all with director Ang lee’s directorial venture. The movie took multiple hits of disappointments and this one seems like the last nail in the coffin. Gemini Man’s failure at the box office is a testament that not even a wildly popular actor and an Oscar-winning director can save a bad script. The story sees Will Smith, squaring off against a young clone of himself (materialized with de-aging tech). The movie is set to face a whopping loss of $75 million. The movie opened in the domestic market at $20 million. If you think that is worse, the worldwide collection figure will sink your heart. The action thriller made a modest $118.7 million dollar global collection according to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. The film still had high hopes from Chinese Markets where it disappointed again with just $21 million over the weekend where Maleficent: Mistress of Evil surprisingly surpassed making $22.4 million. The loss, however, will be shared by David Ellison's Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures and the China-based Fosun and Alibaba. The production of the Will Smith starrer cost roughly around $140 million and over $100 million was spared as the marketing budget. The movie garnered high hopes across demographics for being the trailblazer of de-aging and high frame rate technology.  Paramount and Skydance, however, predicted the current precarious situation when pre-release tracking and reviews showed no signs of positivity. The VFX packed feature is by Far Lee’s worst project with a 25% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Paramount and Skydance each invested 35 percent budget in the film. Paramount’s returns, however, will ultimately soar up through distribution minimizing the loss. Fosun and Alibaba have 25 percent and 5 percent stakes respectively as per sources. Both Paramount and Skydance can still hope for redemption for they have James Cameron’s Terminator: Dark Fate coming to theatres next month.
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Zack Snyder’s Upcoming Zombie Film Wraps Shoot

by Emily Keen

Zack Snyder is done with the principal photography of his upcoming film Army of The Dead. The Man of steel director took to Vero to acknowledge the wrap of his upcoming zombie romp. Zack-snyder-vero-post Since Dawn of the Dead (2004), this will be Snyder’s first zombie feature. The director stepped away from the movies post Dawn of Justice (2017) owing to a family tragedy. Army of The Dead marks a comeback to his momentarily snoozing career. His wife Deborah, Wesley Coller, Ori Marmur, and Andrew Norman are co-producing the venture alongside Snyder himself. The Netflix exclusive’s plotline picks up 6 years after the city of Las Vegas has been put under isolation down to a Zombie outbreak. Amidst the vicious assortment of the walking dead, a mercenary (played by Dave Bautista) brings together a group of soldiers to retrieve a casino owner’s money from the quarantined zone of the zombie-infested city.  Snyder came up with the idea of the plot and put together a script along with Shay Hatten. Apart from Bautista, the movie contains one exciting line up including Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Ana De La Reguera, Huma Qureshi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Chris D'Elia, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Win and Rich Cetrone. When the project was announced Snyder was excited to have full creative independence with a film. He said in a statement, "There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one. I love to honor canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself through a genre. It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware -- but not in a wink-to-the-camera way -- balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one's ever let me completely loose [like this]." In a recent interview, he also expressed how the movie has given him a chance to introspect and grow. "With Army [of the Dead], it’s difficult not to do to a social statement because the movie is about building a wall for refugees and veterans but it’s also fun to do a zombie heist in Vegas. It makes it richer and better. I can’t help myself. I’ve always worked in a self-reflective way. Cinema is a reflective art form." History has not been very kind to Netflix’s decision of giving directors full creative control over films. Films like Roma, Gerald’s Game Apostle and Hold the Dark have failed to generate a consistent response from the audience. Snyder, however, seems pretty confident about his ideas as the movie falls well in the confines of his creative expertise. Netflix has not given an official release date for the movie. Zack However has revealed the launch could happen somewhere in the winter of 2020. We are hoping the project is worth all the wait.
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Dwayne Johnson is Finally Ready to Don Black Adam

by Emily Keen

Dwayne Johnson is finally ready to break the ice around his dormant DC project. Black Adam, the arch-nemesis to Shazam! is finally happening. The project that has been in talks for over a decade, is ready to begin production in July next year. Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo has stepped in to produce the film alongside Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions. Johnson took to his Twitter to confirm the production by reposting an image of a fan-made sculpture of the antihero. After the huge success of Shazam! the makers are already working on a sequel. Black Adam was earlier set to appear in the movie. But looking at the rich history of the character, the makers decided to give the villain a feature of his own. The gestating project will be helmed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The director has already worked with Johnson on the upcoming Disney flick, Jungle Cruise. Dwayne Johnson was approached for the role of Shazam! but he chose Teth-Adam intrigued by the transformation curve of the character. He said he found it interesting how the character goes on to become a villain from a slave and then an antihero. The Shazam! movie has equally had its share of delays and conflicts. The movie had kicked up in the pre-production phase in 2008 at New Line Cinema. But as soon as the studio was acquired by Warner Bros. the project had to be shelved. As a part of the old plan, Peter Segal was tapped in to direct the movie with a script from John August. August left the project over creative differences with the studio. Apparently the studio wanted more intensity to Shazam post the success of The Dark Knight. The draft prepared for Shazam was more on a comical and light-hearted side. Meanwhile, another team of scriptwriters tried their luck with Shazam’s script. Bill Burch and Geoff Johns too tried making progress but apparently did not think that Johnson will stick around with the script being constantly altered. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel released in 2013. Segal stated that a Kibosh was put on Shazam! owing to the superhero’s similarities with Superman.     In August 2014 the movie was back in talks and Dwayne Johnson confirmed he was still a part of it. Later that year in September, he finally settled his choice of character with Black Adams – the modern antihero version. In 2017 David F. Sandberg stepped on board as the director of Shazam! By the time DC had something big planned for Johnson’s character. They decided to make the character a solo film without him making an appearance in Shazam! They wanted the character to have an origin story before facing off against the superhero. You have to give it up for Johnson for sticking around for so long. 12 years if you will! Besides this will be the actor’s first time testing the waters of the superhero territory. It will be interesting to watch an otherwise morally right Johnson, approach an unusual grey character.
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James Gunn Says It’s Okay if Genius Filmmakers Don’t Like Superhero Movies

by Emily Keen

Martin Scorsese taking a dig at Marvel movies, calling them “not cinema” has now escalated into a war of words between the directors who are for and against the comments. In his resolve to support Martin’s thoughts, Francis Ford Coppola took a hard hit at the comic book movie universe. He called the films "Despicable"!     Speaking to a Journalist in Lyon where he was awarded the Prix Lumiere for his contribution to cinema, Coppola said: "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is." James Gunn particularly could not stay quiet at the sound of this obnoxious criticism. The Guardians of Galaxy director, however, did not call out to Coppola directly. He did but give quite a dignified response through an Instagram post using the word “Despicable”. The post materialized with an image of an emotional scene shared by Groot and Rocket accompanied by captions in the vein of "a movie may not necessarily resonate across demographics". He also highlighted how perceptions change with generations by citing examples of how our grandfathers and other elderly thought differently about movies that are in today’s time, considered classics. He ended by saying that if genius minds are not able to appreciate a movie loved by masses, it is still okay! Here is James Gunn’s Instagram post with a statement responding to Coppola’s comments. https://www.instagram.com/p/B32ck7XA5FP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The dramatic exchange of emotions first began with Martin Scorsese saying in his interview with 'Empire Magazine', that he has had futile attempts of watching Marvel movies. He then doubled down the attack by classifying them into theme park adventures. The Irishman director’s comments invited a twitter backlash from multiple Marvel actors and fans. James Gunn had also responded to Scorsese’s comments saying “Martin Scorsese is one of my 5 favorite living filmmakers. I was outraged when people picketed The Last Temptation of Christ without having seen the film. I’m saddened that he’s now judging my films in the same way.” We do not know if Gunn’s response will settle this heated debate. Marvel is currently the biggest entertainment company in show business. It has given audiences around the world, a universe full of hope that is now a part of their lives. So it’s hard to say if fans will let go of an attack on something they have cherished for years, so easily.
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Godfather Director Coppola Says Marvel Movies Are “Despicable”

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like Marvel movies are getting a lot of harsh criticism these days. After director Martin Scorsese and actress Jennifer Aniston, it is director Francis Ford Coppola showing his disagreement towards the superhero movies. The master filmmaker supports the words of Scorsese stating that the MCU movies are nothing but theme park rides. It's obvious that the director doesn't like getting involved in anything from the superhero genre. The comments were made at the French city of Lyon where he was given the Prix Lumiere for his contribution to cinema. Talking to the journalists, Coppola said: "When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he's right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration. I don't know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again. Martin was kind when he said it's not cinema. He didn't say it's despicable, which I just say it is." When it comes to his works, Coppola is really selective and only initiates a project only if it interests him. Coppola's last movies Distant Vision back in 2016 and the obscure fantasy horror comedy Twixt in 2011, were experimental cinemas. However, they did not do well with the general audience. However, the director is always be known among moviebuffs for his cult classic work, The Godfather. Coppola has been working on his upcoming project Megalopolis for over two decades and with the recent comment riling up Marvel fans, the movie will be getting more attention than before. He had this to say about the film: "I wanted to make a film about a human expression of what really is heaven on earth. I would say it's the most ambitious film (I've worked on) -- more than Apocalypse Now. That's the problem. I think it would cost more than Apocalypse Now. It would be the biggest budget I ever had to work with." Francis Ford Coppola is one of the exclusive movie makers to be awarded the Prix Lumiere. Other recipients who previously received the prestigious award include Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, and Milos Forman. With more and more top filmmakers and movie stars coming against the superhero movies, will the successful genre be affected? What do you think?! Let us know in the comments below.
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The New Riddler is Ready to Challenge The Batman

by Emily Keen

Paul Dano has been tapped in as the Riddler for the upcoming Robert Pattinson led Batman movie. For a while, there were rumors about Jonah hill being in talks to play the character, but it seems the makers have finally settled the deal with Dano. Dano’s character in the movie will be named Edward Nashton who goes on to adopt a villainous new identity as Edward Nygma. The news of Dano’s casting was confirmed by Matt Reeves himself through Twitter. https://twitter.com/mattreevesLA/status/1184933107893448704 Tantamount to his name, the Riddler is known to challenge Batman with tough to solve puzzles. Riddler’s character first appeared in a live-action Batman series in the 1960s. The character was then portrayed by Frank Gorshin. Following which, the infamous portrayal of the character by Jim Carrey in the 1995 film Batman Forever, left a mark.  In the recent Fox series Gotham, the role was marvelously handled by Corey Michael Smith. The news broke almost 3 days after Zoe Kravitz landed the role of Catwoman in The Batman movie. As for Dano, his previous credits include Escape at DannemoraSwiss Army ManLooper and, in the dual role of Paul and Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood. He also produced and co-wrote 2018’s Wildlife. The Batman is set to begin shooting by January and will open in theatres on June 25, 2021. The latest reboot of the franchise follows the life of young Bruce Wayne. Spotflik keeps you updated on all the latest happenings of Hollywood. Stay tuned!  
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Here Is What Former ‘Catwomen’ Think Of Zoe Kravitz’s Casting

by Kaylen Summers

It's official! Zoe Kravitz will be putting on her 'cat costume' for Matt Reeves' upcoming Batman movie. The actress will be playing the coveted role of Selina Kyle against Robert Pattinson's cape crusader this time. Zoe Kravitz made her acting debut in the 2007 film No Reservations. However, her breakthrough role came from another superhero movie- X-Men: First Class (2011). The actress went on to give memorable performances in movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now, Kravitz is all set to bring the popular comic-book character back onscreen, and she is getting a lot of support, especially from some of the other ladies who've previously played Catwoman on the big screen. The character first made her appearance in comics as 'The Cat' in Batman #1 (1940). However, Catwoman was eventually transitioned into an anti-heroine rather than a supervillainess of Batman. When the casting for the character began many actresses were rumored to play the role. It was only recently that Kravitz got officially confirmed to play the role and most fans were on board with the idea. Not just the fans, former Catwoman actresses Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway, and Halle Berry are now also offering their support to Kravitz as well. Michelle Pfeiffer welcomed Kravitz into the clowder while addressing about the casting in the Good Morning America. Pfeiffer who played Selina Kyle in the Tim Burton sequel Batman Returns, even had some "important" advice for the actress: "Make sure, whilst designing the costume, they consider how you're gonna go to the bathroom." On the other hand, Halle Berry who took on the role for the standalone movie Catwoman, praised the casting choice on her Twitter, saying: "Special shout-out to your new Catwoman, the eternally graceful & extremely badass Zoe Kravitz. Keep shining Queen & welcome to the family!" https://twitter.com/halleberry/status/1184932796776607744 Anne Hathaway who had the most recent portrayal of the character made her opinion clear in a post on her Instagram account. "The biggest congrats to Zoë Kravitz on landing the role of a lifetime", says Hathaway. "Well, one life anyway...⁣⁣ Enjoy the ride, Selina," https://www.instagram.com/p/B3pAld8l7o6/ The Batman is expected to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. With the casting progressing swiftly, it won't be long since we see the movie head into production.
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Truth Revealed! Here Is Why Martin Scorsese Doesn’t Do Director’s Cuts

by Kaylen Summers

Martin Scorsese is famous for the brilliant movies he had made over the ages. The original works from the iconic director are a fine example of this directorship and visually vibrant storytelling abilities. But, have you ever wondered why we never got any director's cut of his movies? Apparently, it seems like Scorsese believes that the director's cut of a movie is the one that moviegoers experience in the theater. He believes that some directors go back to their already released movies as if the product is not finished yet. He states: "The director's cut is the film that's released - unless it's been taken away from the director by the financiers and the studio. The (director) has made their decisions based on the process they were going through at the time. There could be money issues, there could be somebody that dies (while making) the picture, the studio changes heads and the next person hates it. Sometimes (a director says), 'I wish I could go back and put it all back together.' All these things happen... But I do think once the die is cast, you have to go with it and say, 'That's the movie I made under those circumstances." Obviously, no studio head will be asking Scorsese to rethink his work. However, that's not the case for other directors who will have to suck it up and let studio interferes ruin their original visions. Talking about the issue, the director had this to say: "It's an interesting thing. We would have loved to see an extended version of a number of films in the past where scenes were cut out. Now (those scenes were) cut out from the director's cut, not from the rough cut. There's a big difference. (Sometimes to) capitalize on (a film's popularity) and exploit it they say, 'This is the director's cut.' You should take a look at Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. I saw the full version a few days before it opened at a meeting and it was two hours and 20 minutes or so. Then MGM released their version and it was 90 minutes. We all said, 'Oh no, it was a masterpiece,' and wished it could be saved. The editor saved a copy and what you see now is what we saw in that meeting. That is the director's cut. And if the editor said there were another 20 minutes that Peckinpah wanted to keep in there, I would have loved to see those 20 minutes. So I understand the idea of an audience wanting to be entertained for another 20 minutes in that world." Unfortunately, the term "director's cut" is often misused as marketing term these days. Corporate studios are looking to capitalize on the audiences' love for the craft and want audiences to go out and buy the digital or Blu-ray copy of their favorite movies. It was in an interview for the promotion of his upcoming film, The Irishman that Martin Scorsese spoke about releasing director's cuts. His upcoming film is already over three hours long, so we are definitely not expecting a four-hour-long director's cut for it. The Irishman is scheduled for a limited theatrical release on November 1, 2019, and will be available on Netflix from November 27, 2019.
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Kevin Feige Takes Control of the Creative Segment of Marvel Entertainment

by Emily Keen

News broke on Tuesday that Kevin Feige is promoted as the chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment. So in addition to being the President of the company, he will also oversee the creative process of Marvel Entertainment’ s film, TV and comic ventures. How exactly does this shift in power change things for Marvel Entertainment? The structural framework remains steady where Feige will report to Walt Disney’s Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman. Dan Buckley will continue as the President of Marvel TV but will now also report to Feige for creative and editorial issues in addition to checking in with Chairman Ike Perlmutter for operations, sales, games, and license. Meanwhile, Joe Quesada, Marvel CCO since 2010, will now serve as the creative lead and report directly to Buckley. Buckley shall also be responsible for supervising the creative executives in the publishing segment. Besides Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s head of TV will now report to Kevin Feige and not to Dan Buckley. Feige’s relationship with Marvel began in 2000 as the producer of X-Men. Feige has taken MCU to entirely new heights as the biggest Franchise of entertainment industry, grossing above $26 billion at the global box office across the past decade. He is also involved in the development of a Star-Wars movie for Lucasfilm owned by Disney. However, his career highlight came in 2019 with is Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time surpassing Avatar. Apart from the new responsibilities, Feige remains the president of Marvel Studios and continues to direct the MCU into Phase 4. He will also partner with Sony for a third Spider-Man film in 2021. The upcoming releases of the studio include Black Widow and The Eternals set for release in 2020. Apart from the movies, there are multiple TV shows slated for Disney+ streaming service.
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Jane Foster’s Cancer Storyline Could Find its way in Thor: Love and Thunder

by Emily Keen

Taika Waititi recently teased that Thor: Love and Thunder might explore Jane Foster’s battle with breast cancer. Natalie Portman who will reprise her role as Jane Foster in the Ragnarok sequel, will acquire the abilities of an Asgardian and become female Thor as hinted by Waititi in his earlier interviews. The new plot retains significant arcs from 2014 comic written by Jason Aaron with Russell Dauterman as the artist. Not only does Jane return but she returns as Mighty Thor. The question is will the makers be generous enough to lift the part about Jane’s battle with cancer as well? As per the comic, Jane in her human form is diagnosed with breast cancer. Meanwhile, Thor grows unworthy of wielding the power of Mjolnir. Following which the hammer grants its powers to Jane who becomes a new Mighty Thor. As a human, she cannot endure the effects of the painful disease. But her super-powered form is able to fight it owing to the powers rendered to her by the hammer. Waititi seems much intrigued by the part of the story of Foster’s cancer battle. But he is not sure about how much of that story will make it into the film, since plans for Marvel films are subject to change even when late in production or editing phases. In his recent interview with Variety, the Jojo Rabbit director said “I think that’s a really powerful part of the books. I think it’s really cool that she’s fighting this thing and there’s two battles going on. Personally, I really love that storyline. But whether it ends up in the film is yet to be seen,” Waititi has not worked with Portman’s character before since she was missing in Ragnarok. The writer/director approached the Oscar-winning actress to make a comeback in Love and Thunder for an even more promising role than she had in the first two installments of the series. Chris Hemsworth will reprise his eponymous character along with Portman’s Jane and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie. The storyline if retained will tackle a powerful subject and could in some way prove inspirational to the cancer-stricken around the world. Thor: Love and Thunder will open in theatres on November 5, 2021. Don’t miss Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit which hits the screens on October 18.
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These LEAKED IMAGES From James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Looks Awesome

by Kaylen Summers

Even in its preproduction stage, James Gunn was not shy to show off inside-details and images for his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad. Now, it looks like some leaked images from the movie set have surfaced online. The new images are giving us a pretty good look at how the heroes will be looking like in the upcoming movie. Though Gunn has been teasing us over the past months, this is the first clear look that we are getting at the new heroes (or villains, to be exact). The leaked images show some members of the massive cast involved film, including Nathan Fillion, Flula Borg, Pete Davidson, Mayling Ng, and Sean Gunn. There is also Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang returning from the last installment and Sean Gunn is seen in a CGI suit. Rumors are suggesting that the actor will be playing Weasel, a costumed villain and enemy to DC's Firestorm. We still need to figure out who the rest of them are. But unfortunately, according to the director, many of these characters might not end up having a big role in the movie. In fact, according to Gunn, most of them will not even make it out alive by the end of the movie. But we are sure that in Gunn's hands each of these characters will have unique and memorable. However, if you are expecting the new installment to a continuation of the Will Smith starer, then you are wrong. Everything about the new Suicide Squad is brand-new and fans are really excited to see Gunn's take on the characters. Afterall the guy does have a strong track record at Marvel, in making the blockbusters Guardian of the Galaxy and Guardian of the Galaxy. Vol.2. If the director is able to bring some of the emotional aspects from that franchise over to The Suicide Squad, it will surely be a blockbuster as well. James Gunn is known for his works at Marvel. He landed on the DC project after being fired from Disney last year. Though he was rehired less than a year later, the director decided to finish off the DC project before going back to the third Guardians movie. Let us know what you think about the leaked set photos. Here are some of them: https://twitter.com/Moveeks/status/1183091982559825922
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The Batman has found the Catwoman

by Emily Keen

Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Selina Kyle in the upcoming Batman Flick alongside Robert Pattinson. ‘Deadline’ confirmed that the iconic role which has earlier been donned by Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway has now been claimed by Kravitz. It will be interesting to see how the actress will blend into the skin of the gray character. Kravitz has earlier starred in Mad Max Fury Road, X-Men: First Class, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in significant roles. That seems like enough a testimony of her aptitude to sizzle as the Catwoman alongside the Sly Caped crusader. Besides Kravitz already has some experience with the character. She was the voice of Catwoman in The Lego Batman movie. Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, Eiza Gonzalez were also in the running for the role of Selina Kyle. But Kravitz was found to be the apt choice for the role of the Bullwhip flinger. Jonah Hill will reportedly play Penguin the eccentric yet gentlemen of a criminal. Jeffrey Wright is in talks to play Commissioner Gordon. However, none of these actors have been publically been named by the makers. Selina and Bruce Wayne share an odd relationship wherein the cat although a rival ends up being a reluctant ally of Batman on most occasions. We can’t wait to see how Zoe and Robert will recreate this inevitable bond onscreen. Director Matt Reeves has teased saying that "there will be a rogues gallery" for the Batman to deal with. Robert Pattinson in the reboot of Dark Knight will play a young Bruce Wayne, who is more of a detective than a vigilante behind a mask protecting the city against crimes. The makers are looking to unlock a whole new Bat-world with this film. In addition to Catwoman and Riddler, Two-Face, Firefly and Mad Hatter are also rumored to appear to amplify the misery of Batman in this movie. The upcoming story of the caped Knight is a completely new script and does not aim at validating the adventures of Ben Affleck’s Batman. Nothing has been disclosed about the plot as of yet. Though rumors have it that it might be along the lines of The Long Halloween comic book, where Bruce Wayne in his pursuit of a serial killer is faced with his many of his old foes along the way. The Batman will open in theatres on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the movie.
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‘Abominable’ Lands in Trouble in Vietnam Over Territorial Issues

by Emily Keen

Vietnam has put a Kibosh on Abominable’s theatrical run in the country as it shows a controversial map that marks territory in Vietnam as a part of China. A scene in the Dreamworks feature showcases a map that presents China’s unilaterally declared nine-dash line enclosing a part of the South China Sea. China has claimed a resource rich region of the sea. But the South Southeast Asian Nations including Vietnam assert rights over portions of the sea as rightfully theirs. The region has been the cause of a standoff between the two countries. The screenshots of the map from the movie were extensively circulated on social media by Vietnamese viewers once they spotted the inaccurate depiction. This thus resulted in the government pulling off the movie from theatres. Ta Quang Dong, Vietnam's deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said "We will revoke [the film's release license],” as quoted by the ‘Thanh Nien’ newsdaily. Written and directed by Jill Culton, Abominable opened in Vietnam, on October 4th.  Screenings of the film were put to an end on Sunday once the images of the upsetting map started circulating on social media. The PG-rated adventure follows a Kid (Yi) who discovers a Yeti seeking refuge on the terrace of her home. When Yi learns that the capitalists are trying to use the creature for their gains, she and her friends (Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai) set on a quest to save the animal and put her back in her natural habitat. Abominable is a joint venture produced by Shanghai based Pearl Studio and Dreamworks animation. Pearl studio is owned by Chinese entertainment conglomerate China Media Capital. This unit is supported by the Chinese government. As The Hollywood Reporter suggests, the depiction may not have been a fluke after all. The two neighbors are already in the middle of a heated Maritime dispute. Earlier in July China tried to conduct an energy survey by sending its vessel in the waters controlled by Vietnam. The scene from Abominable might have fanned the sparks. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on movies.
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Aladdin Officially Beats Avengers: Endgame

by Emily Keen

Aladdin has officially steered past the theatrical run of Avengers: Endgame. It released on May 24th and has now completed 143 days on the big screen. Avengers: Endgame sure stays the highest-grossing movie of the times beating James Cameron’s Avatar with a worldwide collection of $2.79 billion. Aladdin’s collections stand at $1.05 billion. In his interview with comicbook.com Aladdin producer, Dan Lin said "I mean, we're just so fortunate we got Will," Lin said. "As has been publicized, he passed at first and then he thought about it some more. I think Jaden [Smith] may have influenced him, and encouraged his role in this movie, but that's the only way that you can cast this movie, which is with the biggest movie star in the world. And it's a role that is so complex because it requires singing and dancing, high expectations, it requires comedy, it requires drama. It really requires kind of the full skill set of an actor, and he pulled it off. And how he did that was he made it really personal. I think that's the number one overarching theme that everyone brought the movie. They made this movie by bringing their personality to it." "And so Will Smith, if you look closely at the Genie, is influenced by what he did so well in Hitch and what he did so well with Fresh Prince," the producer continued. "This is a hip hop genie and so it's very specific to Will. No other actor could have done this the way he did, in the same way no other actor could have done the genie the way Robin Williams did. They are so iconic and so the way Will interpreted the Genie was to make an iconic character that only he can play that is very true to himself. And that's what really excited us and allowed us to differentiate and stand out from the previous Aladdin movie." As of Thursday Aladdin was still being played across 105 screens in the United States. Whereas Endgame is available digitally and also on physical home media. It is Disney’s one of five movies to hit the 1 billion mark in 2019 alongside The Lion King, Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4 and of course the showstopper of the Year Endgame.  And that is not all! Disney still holds two more cards up its sleeve before it ends the year with a bang. Frozen 2 open in Theatres in November and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit the screens at Christmas. The predecessors of both features are members of the $1 billion club. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on movies.
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Joker’s Rank In IMDb’s ‘Top Movies of All Time’ List Will Shock You

by Kaylen Summers

Though there are mixed responses about the movie, Joker has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The movie has become a huge hit at the box office and slowly making its way up to become one of the biggest hits from DC in recent times. Now, it seems like more and more IMDb users are also cheering for the movie. The controversial movie has become one of the highest-rated movies of all time on the online movie database. Making its way into the Top 10 movies of the list and occupying the No.10 slot, the movie stands tall among some of the cult classic titles like Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, and the first two Godfather movies. With Heath Ledger's clown prince of crime (The Dark Knight) currently ranked No. 4, it is safe to say that fans love watching the character on screen again and again (We are not talking about you, Jared Leto!). Standing apart from the existing DC movie canon(s), the Todd Phillips directed movie presents an alternate origin story for the chaotic comic book villain. Joaquin Phoenix's performance as Arthur Fleck deserves a spotlight even in the midst of all the controversies. The movie also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, and Brett Cullen, alongside Phoenix. The new Joker movie had been facing many controversies over its release in theaters. The film's violent and disturbing content is being widely criticized to evoke mass shootings or copycat killings by people with the same mental state. While nothing of such has been reported thus far, the movie continues to take the heat even though it has made it's way up to become the highest-grossing movie from WB studios this year. Whatever the case may be, there is no denying how well the movie is crafted in Phillips' direction and the Phoenix's performance. Though it's a wonderful sight to Phoenix's performance being appreciated alongside Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, IMDb numbers can quickly change eventually over time, either during its theatrical run or after a subsequent release on home video. If you haven't seen the movie yet, watch it and let us know what you think about it.
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Terminator: Dark Fate Run Time Beats Most Movies of the Franchise!

by Emily Keen

Terminator: Dark Fate is one the second-longest movie among the entire series. The Dark Fate plot has apparently altered the timelines neglecting the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys. Dark Fate sees a destructive humanoid (Gabriel Luna), sent from the future to kill a young woman Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), much similar to the plot of the first installment of the series. The new Terminator model is Rev-9 and is capable of separating itself in two autonomous units. And just like in the original movie, there is also a soldier from the future sent to protect Dani from the murderous cyborg- Grace (Mackenzie Davis). Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise his role as Carl who now lives peacefully with the humans. Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor is also back at being the hardcore gunslinger. BBFC announced that the movie has a runtime of 128 minutes. Image result for terminator gifs The James Cameron production instead is a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day. We see what Cameron did there! It looks like he had a different vision for how the franchise would progress since the second installment and that looked nothing like the two movies that came after. Director Tim Miller has teased a powerful ending to this highly anticipated follow up. There is some overwhelming nostalgia about to hit the fans. He said in his statement "I think it's hugely emotional, and I'm not making this up when I tell you I just watched the ending again this morning because I was showing someone, and I cried. I still cry almost every time. It's really powerful at the end and I think it's a testament to the story, but also what the actors brought to it." Arnold Schwarzenegger is also very happy with the film. He said: "I haven't seen action and emotion like this since the second movie. It feels new again." Terminator-Dark-Fate-arnold-schwarzenegger Under Miller’s direction, Dark Fate seems to be redeeming itself by going back to the roots after the last two installments wandered off. And with a runtime of over 2 hours, the film is not compromising on any aspect of the narrative by keeping it tight. The audience can experience high voltage action made of blazing guns and human-robot face-offs for a good two hours.
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A Training Day Prequel is Officially Underway

by Emily Keen

Denzel Washington’s Training day is getting a prequel. Warner Bros. is currently working on the project. The original movie released in 2001 and was a box office hit with a gross collection of $104 million at the box office.    The movie follows the life of Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) who is taken up for evaluation by Alonzo Harris (Washington) for determining his potential for joining the LAPD. It does not take long for Jake to learn that Harris is corrupt and has quite a shady past. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua with a script from David Ayer. Denzel Washington won an Oscar for the second time in his career for his role as Alonzo Harris (The first one being for Supporting Actor in Glory). Ethan Hawke also received an Oscar nomination. The movie was later on adapted into a tele series that premiered in 2017, starring Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell. Unfortunately, the venture had to be called off after Paxton’s untimely death. The prequel is rumored to be showcasing the past life events from Hariss’ life and is set almost a decade behind the time period of the original movie. Blacklist writer Nick Yarborough will be working on the script. The prequel as of yet has no attached director to it. Denzel Washington’s character in the original movie was 46 years old. Now that the prequel is set almost a decade earlier, Alonzo would probably be in his late thirties. We wonder who could best fit to play the younger Alonzo. Bets are being placed on John David Washington (Denzel’s son) who is currently 35. If Warner Bros. believes that the apple does not fall very far from the tree, then chances of John being the young Alonzo seem pretty high. In addition, John has recently worked with Warner Bros. for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. So the predictions are not entirely delusional. There is no hint of Antoine Fuqua or Jeffrey Silver(one of the three original producers) being involved in the making until yet. But there is a possibility they might return as executive producers. A lot of projects lately tend to create a buzz but do not make it past the writing stage. We hope the Training Day prequel does not suffer the same fate. But considering the accomplishment of the original film, it would not be wrong to assume that Warner Bros. is pretty serious with this one.
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Coming 2 America Will Not Be Rated R; Here Is The Reason.

by Kaylen Summers

Even in the midst of busy promotions for Dolemite Is My Name, it seems like Eddie Murphy is not going to stop giving us inside scoops about the other works on his slate. Recently, the actor revealed that his highly anticipated project Coming 2 America will not be rated R and more likely be getting a PG-13 rating. The long-awaited sequel was expected to have an R-rating like the first installment. On the other hand, the Dolomite movie will be R-rated, marking twenty years since the actor put out an adult comedy. Life with Martin Lawrence (1999) was his last film from the sub-genre and many fans were hoping that Prince Akeem Joffer's return would bring him back to his roots. Talking about the ratings of comedies over the years, Murphy had this to say: "I think what happened was, there was a period when Hollywood was on some PG-13... that's how you reached most audiences. And there was, maybe, a 15-year period where that's all everybody was doing. So I got caught up in that sh*t. But no, doing this movie, we went, 'This movie has to be rated R because of the way Rudy Ray Moore was.' But I'm doing Coming to America next, and that's PG-13." Directed by John Landis, the 1988 movie is about the African Prince Akeem who has to marry a woman he has never seen on his 21st birthday. determined to find the woman he can love and respect, the prince breaks the tradition and goes to America. Initially making a name for himself in comedies like Coming to America,  it was only later in the late 1990s and early 2000s that the actor found his success formula for family comedies. Movies like The Nutty Professor and the Shrek came as a result of this. Now it seems like Murphy is looking to bring the same formula back with Coming 2 America. Besides that, the makers are planning to release the sequel during the holiday season. That explains a lot about the gentler rating. Currently in the pre-production phase, Coming 2 America is expected to release in theatres on December 18th, 2020. It seems like we have to wait and see if Eddie Murphy's comedy formula still works after over 30 years.
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Joker Has made it Among the Top 10 IMDb Movies

by Emily Keen

The audience around the world has clearly defied all the arguments of the film content inciting violence and helped Joker sit in the top tier of IMDb movies.  Joker follows the life of Arthur Fleck who is disenfranchised by the society where he tries to spread laughter as a clown. His frustration grows into untamed lunacy that takes the path of heinous crimes.  The fact that Joker is a comic book adaptation and still managed to grab a position in the list definitely seems like an achievement. But will it be okay to dismiss the spirited and purposeful experience it created just like any other art house cinema? How Todd Phillips was able to narrate a gritty story that sourced from the poster selling world of DC universe is something to reckon with. The origin story of Batman’s arch-nemesis has no connection with the DCEU’s timeline whatsoever. Hence just tossing the movie into the segment of comics would be not entirely fair to this masterpiece. The movie is a downright classic that explores the cultural imagination of times with such precision. There has been enough discussion around the potential of its content to trigger criminal minds. Despite the film only intending to reflect on the pervasion of the evil in society. Joker currently stands at the ninth position in the IMDb top 10 list. But let’s not rejoice just yet as, there have been instances where a film entered the high ranks soon after release and then fell away in months to come. It is not easy to maintain the rank in the top 10 given the number of factors that influence the ratings. But having said that we hope it does maintain the ranking because, well, it deserves it! Philipps’ imagination clearly seems to have resonated with the masses and the flocking audience is a clear indication of its success.  The clown prince of crime currently shares the space with Shawshank Redemption, Both Godfathers, Pulp Fiction and it’s dear enemy- The Dark Knight. The R-rated film is on its way to hit the $300 million worldwide collections.  DC’s previous installments have performed quite poorly at the box office. The Arthur Fleck lunacy has made up for all the low points DC had with the last few features.  Joker is currently playing in cinemas near you. Go watch the movie if you haven’t yet! 
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Lands a Secret Role In Matrix 4

by Emily Keen

Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been officially signed for a lead role in Matrix 4. The makers are reportedly deep into a rigorous casting process and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II clearly passed the hard test. It's a test to enter The Matrix Universe after all. You need more than just acting skills!   Although the role landed by The Greatest Showman star has been kept under wraps. We are left with a hint about a young Morpheus appearing in the film. And now, looks like the two pieces of the puzzle fit right in. As we know Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity. Warner Bros. is also excited they were able to get Lana Wachowski back at the Director’s chair. The present Warner Bros Studios boss Toby Emmerich said:  "We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana. Lana is a true visionary – a singular and original creative filmmaker – and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe." The concept of The Matrix was considered a benchmark in the history of Sci-fi cinema for many considered it way ahead of its time. Although Reloaded and Revolutions did drop the ball, this could be the franchise's chance to redeem itself. And looks like the Wachowskis are hell-bent on making that happen Lana is going ahead with the screenplay in full swing. She said she has been adapting pre-developed concepts for the plot along with sister Lilly Wachowski. The Lazarus Project author Aleksandar Hemon and writer David Mitchell are also lending the story their writing prowess. Lana said in a statement - "Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now. I’m very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends." The Matrix Universe genesis-ed almost 20 years ago revolutionizing the way sci-fi movies were perceived. The film begins production early 2020 and there is no confirmation of a release date for the feature. The plot of Matrix 4 has been creating waves amongst the fans with impending mysteries and rumors. We can only hope the follow up is worth all the commotion.
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Walter White Alive?! Here Is What The Series Creator Revealed.

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of the Breaking Bad TV show will surely not be forgetting Walter White's presumed death scene in the series finale. When a movie sequel based on the series was finally announced, the obvious question that arose in everyone's mind was about Walter White. Is he still alive? Will he be returning back in the movie? For those who are still hoping for the miraculous survival of Walter White, get ready for some really bad news. Recently on 'The Rich Eisen Show', the series creator Vince Gilligan finally confirmed the fate of the Walter White character and revealed what we can expect from the upcoming movie. "You know what, yeah," he said, "I'm gonna give you that one too, Rich, because I love you so much and because it's your fifth anniversary. Yes, Walter White is dead." Bryan Cranston played the lead role as Walter White in the hit AMC series. However, it seems like the movie will have his then co-star Aaron Paul in the spotlight. The Breaking Bad show is a pop culture phenomenon and is still considered as one of the most beloved TV series of all time. Unfortunately, the show came to an end with five seasons and 62 episodes and ever since then the fans were clamoring for more. Though there were rumors about a Breaking Bad movie long before, it never got materialized. However, fans did get the spin-off series Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk reprised the role of crooked lawyer Saul Goodman. With the director of the movie declaring that Walter White is dead, the possibility of seeing the two awesome on-screen crime partners again has finally come to a sad end. Still, it seems fair to not rule out the chance for Bryan Cranston to appear in a flashback sequence or in the thought of Jesse Pinkman. But, the makers of the movie are conscious about any possible leaks od such plot detail. From what we have seen from the trailer, it will be Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman serving as the central character. Other confirmed casts include Charles Baker and Matt Jones- returning as Skinny Pete and Badger. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will be premiering on Netflix and in select theaters on Oct. 11. Here is the complete interview with Gilligan from The Rich Eisen Show: https://youtu.be/Iz7YVgA9EMQ
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How about David Diggs as The Jamaican Crab?

by Emily Keen

‘Sebastian’ the chatty crab may finally have a voice in Disney’s live-action feature of The Little Mermaid. Blindspotting actor David Diggs is in talks to be featured as Sebastian in the adaptation of the 1989 animated pic. Sebastian is a close friend to princess Ariel and happens to sing one of the acclaimed songs from the movie- Under the sea.   The movie will be directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee. The titular character of The Little Mermaid has already been claimed by Halle Bailey. Melissa McCarthy will play the evil aunt Ursula. Oscar Awardee Javier Bardem is in talks for the role of King Triton. Awkwafina and Jacob Trembly will be Skuttle and Flounder respectively. Harry Styles was almost set for the role of Prince Eric but called the deal off this summer.  Producer Lin-Manuel Miranda was rumored to play Sebastian’s role but the filmmakers apparently feel that Diggs can pull it off way better. As for Miranda, this seems only a little less work among many other duties. In addition to producing the film, Miranda will also be working on the songs of the film along with Alan Menken who was also behind the score and sound of the original animated pic. The then Sebastian was voiced by Samuel E.wright. Director Rob Marshall will also be producing the film alongside Marc Platt, John DeLuca, and Miranda. Marshall in his statement to comicbook.com said, “There are things I’ve learned about how you have to work to integrate songs into story, and how it has to feel earned. It can’t just be sort of put there, placed there, because you feel there should be a song. It has to be a song that’s earned, that takes you there. And so as we’re working on, in a way, fleshing out The Little Mermaid — Ariel has one song in the animated film — and so we’re looking for maybe more material.” “Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda are coming on board to write some lyrics, so that’s exciting, to sort of take what was there, which is so beloved, but also find a way to create a live-action version of it,” Marshall said, adding “the lessons of creating an original musical have been very helpful so far.”-He added. Diggs rose to fame with as Marquis de Lafayette in the infamous Broadway production of Hamilton. He was also awarded a Tony for the best featured actor in a musical. He also has Wonder, Undone and the upcoming tele series Snowpiercer to his credits.
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Kevin Smith’s Clerks III Is Almost His Own Biography

by Emily Keen

A few days earlier Kevin Smith announced on his Instagram page that his 1994 indie cult hit Clerks is getting a threequel. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3E4TxKggW-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Although the idea through which the plot seeded is even more interesting. Kevin Smith, in his interview with 'The Wrap' confirmed that the plot of Clerks III is inspired by his own heart attack. For those not in the know, Smith suffered a fatal Heart attack last February. In his interview he explained the plot for Clerks III: “Randal has a heart attack, decides that he came so close to death, and his life has meant nothing, there’s nobody to memorialize him, he has no family or anything like that. And in the recovery, while under fentanyl, he comes to the conclusion at mid-life, having almost died, having worked in a movie store his whole life and watched other people’s movies, he tells Dante, I think we need to make a movie. So Dante and Randal make Clerks. That’s the story of Clerks 3.” Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson will reprise their roles of Dante and Randal respectively with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith himself as supporting characters. The third installment of Clerks was being teased for quite some time now. Smith even read an iteration of the script publicly along with his friends. He had completed the script for the threequel a few years back. But owing to Jeff Anderson (one of the headliners of the franchise) bailing out of the project, the film had to be canceled in 2017. Smith and Anderson recently reconciled the differences as the director confirmed in an Instagram post. It looks like the differences were likely about the script since Smith also mentioned that the current script for Clerks III has an entirely new screenplay from the one which was written earlier. The director seems to be on a “making amends” spree lately. He also made up with Ben Affleck and got him to do a cameo in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which is set to open in theatres next week. We all know, most Kevin Smith films exist in a shared universe. Jay and Silent Bob are characters from Clerks 2 who went on to have their independent movie in 2001.  And it was not just Ben Affleck but many folks from the View Askewniverse who made their way into the follow-up feature of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Smith takes pride in the fact that he enjoys living in the past. His obsession with remakes and reboots and most importantly callbacks of characters from his other movies is proof enough. Where most his films are more humor over substance, things seem to have changed with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which actually has more to it than just raunchy humor and celebrity cameos. The plot follows Jay discovering the existence of his love child and experiencing unusual fatherly instincts. And learning of plot of Clerks III we can hope for the trend to continue.
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Tom Holland’s Drastic New Look Will Surely Leave You Stunned

by Kaylen Summers

Almost all moviegoers around the globe, know Tom Holland better as the Spiderman from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor's career has been nothing short of success since his debut in the MCU. However, Holland is all set to push further and show off his acting skills outside the superhero genre. The actor even took a bold (bald, to be exact) new look for his upcoming movie Cherry. In a recent video recorded for his fan, Holland can be seen in a drastic buzzcut look. The video is currently in the rounds and it looks like social media users have some thoughts on the matter. https://twitter.com/Russo_Brothers/status/1181619656248852480 https://twitter.com/mcuharrier/status/1181358230460461056 https://twitter.com/SPlDEYSDAYA/status/1181268602479091713 https://twitter.com/pattinsonbats/status/1181366285508251650 https://twitter.com/dreamjosten/status/1181367348781109248 https://twitter.com/artxtom/status/1181460812290023425 https://twitter.com/madisonripIey/status/1181364143682654208 https://twitter.com/capsheroes/status/1181382117600747521 https://twitter.com/AliaLink101/status/1181377242326286338 https://twitter.com/mcuharrier/status/1181389608602365953 https://twitter.com/nightwving/status/1181365405744394240 https://twitter.com/sarahr5_/status/1181371069975937024 https://twitter.com/petersrogue/status/1181470957095079936   The upcoming movie will see Holland teaming up again with the Russo Brothers. The pair had previously worked together in Marvel movies like Captain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It was Civil War that Holland's Spiderman was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cherry is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker. Penning the script for the movie will be Jessica Goldberg (The Path) and Angela Otstot (The Shield). Besides Holland, other major characters of the movie will be played by Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Ciara Bravo (Wayne), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Bill Skarsgard (IT Chapter two), Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce), Jeff Wahlberg (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), and Kyle Harvey (The After Party) round out the ensemble. It is obvious that being an actor requires certain sacrifices. As for Tom Holland, it was his hair that needed to go for taking up the role in Cherry. Unfortunately, as always the internet is busy making fun of this new look than being logical. From comparisons to rapper Eminem to the children's show character Caillou, most users seem to be upset that the actor's new buzzcut. Let's all hope that we see Holland in his luscious locks soon.
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Guy Ritchie and Jason Stathom are Back With a New Action Thriller

by Emily Keen

After Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie are powering up again for a Miramax action thriller. The currently unnamed project is a remake of a 2004 French film Le Convoyeur. The plot charts the life of a reserved and mysterious man who works for armored trucks company. The character-driven script spans across various timelines in the life of the protagonist through a meticulously crafted narrative creating a truly mind-altering experience. Miramax CEO Bill Block and Ivan Atkinson will be lending the project their producorial prowess. Block said in his statement- “Working again with Guy Ritchie on our second collaboration together, alongside renowned actor Jason Statham, is a privilege, and we anticipate that the tone and flavor of these two longtime friends will resurrect nothing less than a true, genre classic,” Ritchie who can’t wait to work with Statham once again had this to say: “I’m looking forward to bringing this story to life and working with Jason while he still has the use of his knees.” Jason Statham’s latest project with Dwayne Johnson, Hobbs and Shaw saw a tremendous global success grossing over $758 million. Even though the fast and furious spin-off had a bit of a sluggish start at the box office, it eventually kicked up momentum and how. Guy Ritchie’s year too has started on a fantastic note with Aladdin turning out to be a massive success worldwide. Aladdin currently stands tall with a global collection of $1 billion. His upcoming projects include The Gentlemen starring Matthew McConaughey who plays an expat Drug lord based in London trying to clean himself up while enemies try to take over his empire. For all we know, the unnamed project with Statham is Ritchie’s claim to fame frenetic action genre. There are no official confirmations on production dates or release dates as of yet. Similar is the case of the remaining cast line up for the action freight but we are hoping for the news to drop soon enough. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the Hollywood adaptation of the French action thriller.  
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You Wont Believe Who Showed Up In The Red Band Trailer Of Zombieland: Doubletap

by Emily Keen

It is only a few days ahead of Zombieland: Doubetap’s release and the news of a familiar face making return has surfaced. Apparently Bill Murray who was famously killed in the last installment of the zombie romp is not dead after all. The latest Red Band Trailer of the movie dropped in a few hours ago and it clearly shows the actor alive and well. Murray’s appearance in the first film was a cameo where he tries to prank-scare Columbus as a Zombie and gets shot to death. As terrible as his backfiring fate sounds, it may not be that worst after all. The shot of the actor in the latest trailer is proof. In the trailer we can see Murray being asked in an interview: "What made you do it? And don't say the script." To which he answers - "Can this be just between us? Drugs cost money." https://youtu.be/psQgRe1s0Ow The sequel happens almost a decade after the first installment. All the four leads along with the Director and writers have reprised their roles. Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin are returning are back at poking fun and hunting the zombies. Joining them on their quest of saving the world are Rosario Dawson, Luke Wilson, Zoey Deutch, Thomas Middleditch and Avan Jogia. The Sequel is written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and David Callaham. The first movie had a huge cultural impact and fans were hoping for a sequel to happen just years after the first movie. Considering the cult following director Ruben Fleischer was high on the idea of maintaining the standards of the script. He said "We all have so much love for the original. So, we held ourselves to a really high standard as far as making sure that, if we were going to make a sequel, that it be at least as good, if not better, than the original." The Venom director has apparently taken the zombie calamity to a whole new level. In the original, the four slayers had to deal with zombies alone. But now they will be seen battling a whole new species of evolved zombies along with some painful family drama. Zombieland: Doubletap opens in theatres October 18 and we can’t wait to savor the vicious assortment of the living and dead once again.
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EXCLUSIVE! It Looks Like Batman and Joker Will Face-off At Oscars This Year.

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt the Todd Philips' Joker will be a worthy contender at the Oscars this year. Grossing a weekend collection of $96 million at the domestic box office and $248 million worldwide, the movie is clearly triumphing at the theatres. Joaquin Phoenix's power-packed portrayal of Arthur Fleck and his gradual descent into a homicidal maniac is nothing short of excellence. However, it seems like the new Batman will be chasing down his arch-nemesis at the Oscars too. Recent reports are confirming that Robert Pattinson will be competing at the Oscars next year for his performance in 'The Lighthouse'. A24 has officially submitted the actor for award consideration. Pattinson will be competing in the lead actor category while co-star Willem Dafoe's name has been submitted for the supporting actor field. The Lighthouse made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and received immense critical acclaim. Though the movie is yet to be released in theaters, it has already established itself as one of 2019's must-see movies. The Lighthouse is director Robert Eggers' homage to the classic black-and-white horror movies era. The movie takes place in the 1890s and talks about two lighthouse keepers (Pattinson and Dafoe). Their isolation and loneliness drive them into insanity. With the movie already being referred to as a classic, all is now left to see is whether it will take the 'clown prince of crime' down. If given his first Oscar nomination, it will huge milestone in Pattinson's career as he is all set to play 'cape-crusader' in the upcoming The Batman. Joker, on the other hand, has already made its moves for Oscar, as the movie had a special show at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on Saturday. However, the reactions for it were mixed. The movie was already receiving similar critical responses long before, which gave its 69% fresh Rotten Tomatoes score and a B+ on CinemaScore. Unfortunately, we will have to wait until the nominations are officially declared to see how far this battle will go. Check out Spotflik again for future updates about this.
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Is There A Matrix Cinematic Universe In The Works?! Zak Penn Reveals

by Kaylen Summers

For movie fans around the globe, the recent announcement about the fourth Matrix movie came as a shocker. The sequel installment will see Lana Wachowski back in the franchise writing and directing the movie, and also Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles from the original trilogy. Now, more news about the franchise is being revealed as Zak Penn confirmed that Warner Bros. is actively developing two Matrix projects. It was about two years ago that Zak Penn let fans know that he was working on something new for the Matrix universe. Though fans were initially confused about whether it was a remake or a reboot, no one thought that it would be the further extension of the universe. Here is Zak Penn's Twitter clarification below. https://twitter.com/zakpenn/status/1180356024860991489 "People keep asking, so let me clarify there are two different Matrix projects at WB. I wrote one set earlier in the timeline of the Matrix universe. Lana Wachowski is directing a sequel that I did not work on but can't wait to see. Neither of them are reboots." Yes! It seems like we are finally going to get a 'Matrix Cinematic Universe'. Unfortunately, Zak Penn didn't say much about his Matrix project than that it will be taking place earlier in the timeline. The writer has always been known for standing against Warner Bros. trying to reboot the franchise. Now, he finally gets his wish fulfilled as 'The Matrix Universe' is expanding further. As fans, we too share the same excitement. While this news unfolds, we have been also getting more info on Lana Wachowski's Matrix 4 movie as well. The movie will see most of its artists and technicians from the first installments return to keep everything uniform. In addition to that, last week the officials revealed that they are looking for an actor to portray the younger version of Keanu Reeves' Neo. There are also rumors that we might see a young Morpheus too. This is what Warner Bros. chief Toby Emmerich had to say about the movie: "We could not be more excited to be re-entering the Matrix with Lana[...] We are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix." With Lana Wachowski putting the finishing touches on the script and casting already underway, we won't have to wait long to see the movie, it seems. However, there are no details as to where Zak Penn's Matrix project stands in the development phase.
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Tom Holland’s Next big Project With Russo Brother’s Begins Production

by Emily Keen

Now that Sony and Marvel have finally settled the Spiderman conflict, Tom Holland can happily get back to work. Joe and Anthony Russo’s Cherry has officially kicked off with principal photography. This is the Russo brothers’ fourth big venture in collaboration with Tom Holland since Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The brothers were eventually planning on shooting the film in their hometown of Cleveland but could not do so owing to uncertainty around Ohio’s film production tax incentives. Cherry is a big-screen adaptation of Nico Walker’s Bestselling novel with the same name. Holland will portray the protagonist of the story who is a war veteran and suffers from the post-traumatic stress disorder. He resorts to bank robberies to support his drug addiction.  The first announcement about the project came in March with Holland’s in the lead role. The makers also confirmed that the film will be R-rated.  Co-starring with Holland in female lead is Wayne star Ciara Bravo. The remaining cast line up includes star Bill Skarsgard, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Gandolfini, and Kyle Harvey. In a joint statement, Russo brothers said "We were drawn to Cherry given our personal experience from Cleveland, as well as the important need to share stories like these. As Cleveland natives ourselves, it means a lot to us to be able to film in our hometown. We shot the exteriors for Winter Soldier here, we are excited to return home to our roots." The novel happens to draw inspiration from the real-life experiences of the author who is also a Cleveland native. We can see what really sparked the connection between the Russo Brothers and the story. At the Comic-con event in July, Joe Russo expressed why they felt like taking up the subject. “It’s a story about drug addiction and the opioid crisis. It’s touched us both, it’s a deeply personal movie for us. The gent who wrote the book went through the same growth arc in the same part of the city we grew up in — but different experiences.” Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the movie.
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Joker’s Demonic Dance Moves are a Box Office hit!

by Emily Keen

Joker’s infectious energy is spreading onto tomato meter with the ratings being as unstable as the protagonist’s state of mind. But that is not stopping the audience from pouring in at the international screenings of the highly anticipated DC villain origin story. The dark drama stands tall in Korea with a staggering collection of $2.25 million. It opened at $846,000 in Indonesia and $170,000 in Belgium. By the end of the week, it should have spanned 73 markets worldwide. The Batman villain solo flick opened in Hong Kong, Italy and Russia on Thursday. Predictions suggest it could bring in close to $60 million from the international collections. Sony’s Venom currently holds the October records at the North American Box office with a collection of $80.3 million. The Joaquin Phoenix starrer began its run in the region Thursday night and is expected to surpass Venom in terms of October collections. To top the crazy fan following the DC anti-hero has in India, the opening, fortunately, clashed with a public holiday pitching in a whopping $900,000. Joker has clearly beaten DC’s recent releases including Shazam, Wonder Woman and Aquaman in terms of collection and reviews! But the list of accomplishments for the Warner Bros.’ R-rated romp does not end there. The movie received an eight-minute-long standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival before it won the prestigious Golden Lion. The Long-range tracking report by BoxOffice Media’s chief analyst Shawn Robbins suggests in all probability, the movie could be the first-ever $100 million+ opener in October history. The plot covers the origin story of DC’s rogue villain Arthur Fleck whose mental instability snowballs into a mayhem causing homicide mania. Joaquin Phoenix nails the character to its core and the concerns about the film sparking real-life violence are a testament to his skills. The Oscar-baiting psychopath memoir directed by Todd Philips with Scott Silver's screenplay also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp and Marc Maron in important roles. Theatres across U.S. have been kept strictly under the guard of Law enforcement agencies post numerous threats of violence doing rounds on social media. But so far no slump of interest has been noted even with the film drawing concerns of distress. Although the film was aimed at a diehard DC fan base, the movie has interests piqued across demographics. The cultural impact created by Heath Ledger’s Joker is unmatchable. Possibly it is this impact that is also driving the audience to step out and experience the genesis of this hysteric/historic character.
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Watch Out! Your Joker Social Media Posts Might Be Under FBI Monitoring.

by Kaylen Summers

DC movies may not always be blockbusters. But when they do, they will definitely do it with a bang (literally!). As Todd Phillips' Joker is all set to release this weekend, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into any potential threats at the screenings. Over the past few months, the movie had become the center of the debate for its violence implications. Many officials and critics are concerned that the movie could drive people with the same mind frame to carry out acts of violence, just like the fictional character onscreen. Talking about the concern, the FBI had this to say in a statement: "While our standard practice is to not comment on specific intelligence products, the FBI is in touch with our law enforcement and private sector partners about the online posts. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activity to law enforcement." Adding fuel to the fire, the FBI also revealed that they have found "disturbing and very specific chatter in the dark web" regarding the Joker screenings. The chatter apparently is a bunch of trolls trying to throw dirt on to the movie.  In addition to this, it seems like the Iowa National Guard is on the lookout for "potential active shooter threats" during the upcoming movie screenings. Unfortunately, the warnings appear to pretty serious as "credible sources indicate a known extremist group may be behind the threat." However, the Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix and director Todd Phillips argue that the movie is not going to push anyone into acts of violence. The government looking out for any suspicious behavior and ensuring the safety of moviegoers appreciatable. Even theaters have taken extra steps by beefing up their security prior to the screenings. Whatever happens, we will have to wait and see if the movie's opening collection will get to be affected by all these warnings and increased security.
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Ryan Coogler’s Latest Production Venture Is A Whole New World of Superheroes

by Emily Keen

News is out that the famous comic series Bitter Root is getting the film treatment and Ryan Coogler has officially stepped in as the producer. While the Creed director already has his hands full with Black Panther 2 and Space Jam 2, he has willingly accommodated another big project in his schedule. Legendary acquired the rights to the Image comic created by David F. Walker & Sanford Greene and got Ryan Coogler on board to produce the film adaptation alongside Zinzi Evans, Sev Ohanian and Chuck Brown. The plot is set in the era of the Harlem Renaissance. It circles around a family whose members have down the line of history hunted evil monsters lurking in the city of New York. A supernatural force preys on the prejudice of people and turns them into ruthless creatures. But the period of glory has faded for the family. The Sangeryes are now survived by a few descendants who can’t hold the fort down. And that is mainly due to conflict of interests and tragedies that have shattered their family integrity. Ryan-Coogler’s-Latest-Production-Venture-is-a-Whole-New-World-of-Superheroes The comic started off as a casual talk about Harlem Renaissance and demon hunters between Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene. Sanford who shared good chemistry with David Walker got the latter aboard to do the designs. And the rest is history!  The fifth issue of the comic was released by Image last March. Bitter Root bagged the nomination of the Best New Series at the 2019 Eisner Awards. The series also created quite a buzz at the 2019 Ringo awards as the Best series Nominee. Both Walker and Greene are onboard the film crew as executive producers. Coogler is currently working on his Black Panther 2 Script which will hit the screens somewhere in 2022. He rose to fame with his directorial prowess in Fruitvale Station and Creed before he became a part of Marvel Universe. Coogler and Wife Zinzi Evans have worked hand in glove on many projects. The couple is teaming up again for Bitter Root’s big-screen adaptation.  Time and again Coogler has proved his knack with successfully depicting Black legacies. And with Bitter Root being based on one of the most important events in Black History, we cannot think of anyone who can bring life to the comic better than he can.
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Eddie Murphy To Reprise His Classic Character For Next Movie

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like Eddie Murphy will be bringing back a lot of his classic characters to mark his Hollywood return. Recently, after announcing a sequel to his Coming to America, the actor is preparing to reprise yet another classic character of his. If everything goes well, we will be seeing Axel Foley from the Beverly Hills Cop series back on the big screen again. Originally playing the character in all three previous installment, the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop 4 will see Murphy in the character after 25 years. It was in a recent interview that Murphy revealed his very next film project after Coming 2 America. The actor was promoting his Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name. Talking about the next Beverly Hills Cop sequel, he said: "Yeah, that's what we're doing after Coming 2 America. We're doing Beverly Hills Cop. Then the plan is to get back on stage and do stand-up. That's what I'll be doing mostly, is stand-up, and Beverly Hills Cop will be like - I keep saying it, these movies and Saturday Night Live is kind of like, I'm looking at it as a bookend. If I decide I just want to stay on the couch forever, I'd ended [my movie career] on a funny note." Premiering in 1984, Beverly Hills Cop was directed by Martin Brest and was one of Murphy's first blockbuster hits. Earning $234 million domestically, the movie had Eddie Murphy playing the role of a Detroit cop who is seeking vengeance in Beverly Hills for the murder of his friend. Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, and Jonathan Banks are the other stars of the movie. Even if you are not familiar with this movie and its sequels, you will surely remember its iconic theme song composed by Harold Faltermeyer. A fourth installment was initially announced in the mid-1990s, but never got fully materialized. In 2006, the studio again went forward to produce the movie, but that too ended up in development hell. The spin-off of the movie was even attempted by CBS with Brandon T. Jackson as Axel Foley's son, Aaron. Though a pilot episode was filmed in 2013, it also failed to pick up. No information on production or release dates is currently available. Yet, the news itself that we are finally getting the Beverly Hills Cop 4 is enough to get us excited.
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Eli Roth’s Amazing Reaction When Asked About His Upcoming Project!

by Emily Keen

The word is out and official that Eli Roth will be producing the latest Orion slasher flick 10-31. The story crafted by Ian Shorr and Peter Gamble is set in the backdrop of Halloween. A young woman goes trick-or-treating with her niece and nephew and discovers about a serial killer being loose in her neighborhood. That’s just the synopsis we know about for now. But looking at the Hostel director's excitement seems like the slasher flick has lots in store than just a gripping storyline. There are currently no reports on who will be directing the horror flick. The same goes for the cast as well. The screen story written by Kathy Charles will be handled by a pretty impressive team of producers. Roth and Roger Birnbaum’s Arts District Entertainment will be producing the film alongside John Zaozirny’s Bellevue Productions. Roth was quoted saying this about his upcoming project: "Very rarely do you get a script that grabs you by the throat, holds you until the last page, and gives you nightmares after. I don't want to reveal too much, but this is one of the best, scariest premises for a horror film that I have read in years. Slasher films are my favorite subgenre of horror, and this script has all the ingredients of a new classic. We are very excited to make this film with Orion, who we have a long relationship with, and who understands what it takes to make a no holds barred scary movie." Executive producer Michael Besman too seemed quite excited. In a statement he said: "10-31 is exactly the type of movie that Eli and I have been looking to make for Arts District Entertainment: Smart, elevated genre for a wide audience. The writing has originality, style, elegance, and most of all, real tension and scares. We look forward to a great production with Orion." Eli Roth’s most recent works include Death Wish remake and The House With a Clock on it’s Walls as a director. He also produced the AMC series History of Horror and Haunt. 10-31 does not have a release date yet. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on the movie.
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Exclusive! Guess Who Will Be Directing Spiderman 3?!

by Kaylen Summers

Spiderman is busy making headlines lately and the latest one is about who will be directing the third installment coming out next year. Recent reports are revealing that Jon Watts is in final talks to direct Spider-Man 3, the continuation to this summer's blockbuster hit Spider-Man: Far From Home. Sony and Marvel Studios finally reaching a deal to bring Tom Holland's Spider-Man back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This means that Watts will be able to bring a conclusion to his trilogy, retaining his signature youthfulness and fun energy.  With Jon Watts closing in on the deal to direct the threequel, it is obvious that the third installment (probably) will also be a huge success like the first two blockbusters. Earning around $880 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming was a huge success at the box office. With the partnership paying off well for both studios, Sony was more than happy to let Peter Parker showed up in Civil War, Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. The success was also reflected in the Far From Home as well, as it made over $1 billion. This inturn made it the highest-grossing movie ever for Sony. As remarkable as these movies are, Jon Watt's directorial style should also be mentioned as it played a huge factor in making the first two installments so profitable. With the director back on franchise, it's obvious that the next one will also be a box office frontrunner. Since the creative team behind the last two movies are back, we are also happy that we will be getting a proper explanation to the heavy cliffhanger at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. If everything goes smoothly with Sony and Marvel, there is also a chance that we will be seeing Tom Holland's Peter Parker in more MCU movies. Spiderman 3 is set to hit theaters on July 16th, 2021.
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This Is What The Rock Thinks About Vin Diesel’s Support For ‘Hobbs & Shaw’

by Kaylen Summers

The feud between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel is well known. However, it seems like this nasty fight between the stars has finally come to an end. Recently, Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw made over $752 million globally. Celebrating the victory lap, Johnson posted a video on social media thanking all those who supported Hobbs & Shaw to become a success at the box office. The actor didn't forget to give a shout out to Diesel and teased his return back to the main franchise soon. Vin Diesel is currently working on Fast and Furious 9 and it was reported that Dwayne Johnson will not be a part of the movie because of his busy schedule with the spin-off. The feud between two action juggernauts dates long back to when Hobbs & Shaw was officially announced. Diesel and the Fast and Furious crew were against the idea and they have even expressed it publicly, leading to a full-on feud. Now that Johnson is okay giving a shout-out to Diesel, it seems like things are finally settled down between them. Here is what Johnson had this to say: "Lastly, but not least, I want to thank brother Vin (Diesel) for your support of Hobbs & Shaw. I saw your post and I appreciate it... As you know, and what a wild ride this is and what a wild ride this has been, 10 years ago when you and I spoke, you invited me into the Fast and Furious family. I'm grateful for that invite. And as you know, my goal was always, all these years, to come into the Fast & Furious world and help elevate the franchise in any way that I possibly could. And of course, all roads lead to one thing. I'll be seeing you soon, Toretto." We hope that the two actors have gone through some personal growth during the past few years and have settled their disputes. Though we won't see the 'family' together in the next installment, hopes are on  Fast and Furious 10 to bring the gang back together. With that being said, another major feud among the Fast stars is between Tyrese Gibson and Dwayne Johnson. If all goes well, maybe we will see them finally settle it out too. While we wait for that, you can check out Johnson's Instagram video below: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B27FqCgFzB9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
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Suicide Squad Unites: New Photo Of Cast Includes Margot Robbie & Pete Davidson

by Kaylen Summers

New specifics about James Gunn's Suicide Squad has arrived as the director himself revealed that his version of characters will be mostly based on the iconic 1980s comic run. Recently, Gunn shared a new photo of the cast with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 star Pom Klementieff. The stars of the upcoming film were at a screening of Joker. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2-Z4wMAvCi/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link With most of the cast set, The Suicide Squad seems to be pretty huge even for James Gunn. However, the production has already begun and in honor of that, the director also posted a picture of an original comic given to him by his agent. Answering to one of the questions by his fans, Gunn had this to say about the characters and their source material origins: "The original Squad was a group of adventurers, soldiers, and scientists, who explored and battled anomalous events. Ostrander introduced the idea of the Dirty Dozen with disposable, second-rate supervillains. King Shark didn't enter the team till the 2000s. (Our) movie takes elements from all those timelines but is especially indebted to Ostrander (and Kim Yale)." https://www.instagram.com/p/B24dbWNASK5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Though Gunn seems okay answering fan questions on social media, it seems like he has brought some secret-keeping Marvel skills over to DC as well. However, keeping everything tightly under wraps will turn good for us too, since it should make the movie more satisfying as it releases in 2021. Whatever the case may be, we are sure to get some set photos to come our way in the near future, either officially from Gunn and the studio, or as leaked set photos and videos.
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Abominable Dominates the Weekend Box Office; But How?!

by Kaylen Summers

This weekend, it was the animated family movie Abominable which took the top position at the box office. Grossing in a $20.8 million cume domestically, the movie picked up an additional $10 million overseas, making a grand total to $30.8 million. Directed by Jill Culton. the movie is the first animated Hollywood studio project to have a woman credited as the main director and writer. With the box office success over this past weekend, it is obvious that Culton is definitely celebrating. In the second position is Downton Abbey, which previously occupied the top position. Continuation of the popular TV series, the movie earned $14.5 million and made $107.1 million globally. Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu starrer Hustlers secured the third position this weekend with a total earning of $11.4 million, with over $95 million collected globally. Bringing in $10.4 million, Andres Muschietti's IT Chapter Two is seated at the fourth position. Though the horror sequel didn't make much impression compared to the first installment, it did manage to collect $417 million globally and doesn't seem like stopping anytime soon. The critically acclaimed Ad Astra earned $10.1 million and took the fifth spot this weekend. With Brad Pitt in the lead role, the movie opened to positive reviews last week. Sylvester Stallone's Rambo: Last Blood seems to fall down to number six this weekend with an $8.5 million cume. The long-awaited sequel was expected to be a front runner at the box office. However, with the negative feedback from critics and fans, marching back up the charts seems to be an impossible task at the moment.  Other movies in the top ten include the Judie Garland biopic, Judy at number seven and Good Boys at number eight. The comedy flick currently brought in a global grand total of $104 million. Disney's Lion King still reins the box office with its ninth position and action thriller Angel Has Fallen at the tenth. Here is the list of all the top ten movies  of the weekend according to Box Office Mojo: 1. Abominable 2. Downton Abbey 3. Hustlers 4. IT Chapter Two 5. Ad Astra 6. Rambo: Last Blood 7. Judy 8. Good Boys 9. The Lion King 10. Angel Has Fallen
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FIRST TIME EVER! Marvel To Release 4 MCU Movies in One Year. Here Is The List.

by Kaylen Summers

Just when you thought that all the dust is going to settle, Marvel Studios is back in the game, set to break new ground in the coming year. Four different big-screen MCU entries are slated for 2021. First in the list will be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings slated to release on February 12, 2021. Announced over the summer at San Diego Comic-Con, the movie will be part of MCU's Phase 4 slate and will star Simu Liu as the titular martial arts master. Then it will be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which will hit the screen on May 7, 2021. Directed by Scott Derrickson, the movie will see Benedict Cumberbatch in his a solo movie sequel as the Sorcerer Supreme.  Scarlet Witch will also be a part of this installment and Nightmare will be the main villain. Thor: Love and Thunder is slated to release late on November 5, 2021. The movie will see Ragnarok director Taika Waititi back calling the shots and also the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. But, she will be more than just a pretty face this time, as the actress is set to become the Mighty Thor. Though this was initially believed to be the slate for 2021, it seems like we got a final minute entry into the list. With Sony and Marvel finally getting back together, Spider-Man 3 will also be releasing on July 16 of 2021. However, little is known about the specifics of the deal. Still, MCU fans have a lot to cheer for in the coming year. The studio has been releasing two movies a year for quite some time. It wasn't until 2017 that three releases were made in a year- with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok. However, 2021 will surely be a crowded year for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as this is the first time they are releasing four movies in a single year. Guess we have to wait and see how things turn out for the studios with such a year planned ahead. https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/status/1177683973897506816
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[EXCLUSIVE] Here Is What Stephen Lang Thinks About The Don’t Breathe 2 Script.

by Kaylen Summers

The original Don't Breathe was a sleeper hit when it got released in 2016. Starring Stephen Lang in the lead role, the movie told the story of a deadly blind man hunting a group of petty criminals who broke into his home. Now, the makers of the movie are planning on a sequel and it seems like the actor is impressed with the script for it. Lang revealed in a recent event that he has seen the script for Don't Breathe 2, and thinks that fans are going to love it. "I've read the screenplay [for Don't Breathe 2]," he said, "and it's really good!" Though the actor did not confirm whether his co-star Jane Levy will return as Rocky. Co-written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, the original Don't Breathe was helmed by Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead). The movie had Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, and Daniel Zovatto star in the lead roles of three delinquents who make a living by breaking into homes to steal. However, things take a turn as they breaks into the house a harmless blind man, played by Stephen Lang. After trapping them in the house with complete darkness, Lang goes on hunting out and killing each of the criminals. The thieves are left with no choice but to escape the darkness and the blind man. Surprisingly, the movie turned out to be a pretty big hit and gross over $157 million in ticket sales. That too under a production budget of less than $10 million. The movie went on to earn the Best Horror Film award at the Saturn Awards and Lang also won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Don't Breathe did left room for a sequel and given the potential for success, a second installment is inevitable. Now that Lang is onboard, we won't have to wait long for Don't Breathe 2.
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New Footage Reveals Harley In Roller Derby Costume

by Kaylen Summers

DC's Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is tuning up to be a flick worth waiting for. Though a full trailer for the next year's movie is yet to arrive, the filmmakers have spared no time in teasing us with sneak-peaks here and there. From a short Comic-con footage to a theater-only teaser released alongside IT Chapter Two, the makers are not shy to show off their works whenever they can. The latest addition to this comes from a video from WarnerMedia’s (the parent company of Warner Bros. and DC) YouTube page. The new footage gives us a glimpse of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn at a roller derby. birds of prey roller You can watch the full video below: https://youtu.be/VjFJ-w85PKs It may be the last place you will expect a new look for the movie, but we are so awestruck with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn that we’ll take whatever we can get. The short portion shows Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan working with actress Margot Robbie in full roller derby costume. With her pigtails going through her helmet and a great roller derby outfit, the scene will surely have some of the fun and heart of Whip It combined with the ridiculousness of Rollerball. Lately, Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead remarked that the film will be really weird when compared with other comic book movies. The first poster released supports this description to the most as well. With the tone of the movie already made familiar with the audiences, Birds of Prey is expected to have fair reception when it arrives in theaters on February 7.
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Will This Marvel Star Appear In Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Movie?!

by Kaylen Summers

We have heard about character crossovers and shared universes. But, now it seems like Disney is doing a talent crossover backstage. As it turns out, Marvel's Kevin Feige is going to develop a Star Wars movie for Disney and rumors say that Captain Marvel star Brie Larson will appear in the leading role. It was on Wednesday that Feige announced that he will be teaming up with Kathleen Kennedy on a new Star Wars movie. Though Larson has officially not confirmed on any of the rumors, fans have reasons to believe that Feige is eyeing her for a role. Recently, the actress got invited to the opening of Stars Wars Galaxy Edge in Disneyland. Moreover, she also seems to be talking a lot about the franchise lately. If that doesn't make you suspicious enough, Feige himself has admitted that there will be a "major actor" appearing for his Star Wars movie. Given that the Marvel movies are chartbusters at the moment, it's fair to speculate that the director will pull out a top name from his cinematic universe, and chances of it being Captian Marvel is really high. Though her fans of Larson's are totally on board with the idea, her critics are not happy with it. https://twitter.com/brielarson/status/1177395682036109312 After the release of Captain Marvel, Larson became more popular among casual moviegoers. The movie was the 21st entry into the MCU and has Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Dimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, and Lashana Lynch with Larson. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the movie grossed over a billion dollars at the box office and become one of the highest-earning comic book movies of all time. However, if Feige is thinking to go for another big name who has not yet to appear in the MCU, then fans are cheering John Wick star Keanu Reeves. Only time will tell whether Fiegie will make the right decision in casting and work his magic again on another franchise. Tell then, all we can do is keep our fingers crossed and wait.
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Here Are Some New Promo Art For New Star Wars Movie

by Kaylen Summers

The promotions for The Rise of Skywalker is underway, as Triple Force Friday is all set to take place next week. However, fans got a surprising tease long before the event itself, with an official look at Rey's repaired Lightsaber from the upcoming movie. Though there were a lot of rumors around Rey's lightsaber, the newly released images give fans something of a confirmed look at what to expect from the upcoming movie. Originally, Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber was broken by Rey and Kylo Ren during their battle in The Last Jedi. But now, it seems like the blue Lightsaber is returning back to action, with a new band of metal holding the two pieces together. It was in the Triple Force Friday launch event that the Lightsaber prop was on display, with an official caption: "Re-forged Skywalker Lightsaber." It is confirmed that The Rise of Skywalker will see "Rey [carring] the Lightsaber once belonging to Anakin and Luke Skywalker, its shattered pieces reunited, as she continues down the Jedi path." There were also other treats present- including promotional images from The Rise of Skywalker, a poster which originally got leaked months ago and some previously released art that gives a good look at Kylo Ren's repaired helmet as well. Though we need to wait a little longer to see the new Star Wars installment, you can check out the new promo images and the "Re-forged Skywalker Lightsaber" below: https://twitter.com/GameStop/status/1173250158274011145 https://twitter.com/starwarstuff/status/1176528401554968576 https://twitter.com/Whos_Nick/status/1146549905902600193 https://twitter.com/starwarstuff/status/1177650767009845248 https://twitter.com/DarkOushiza/status/1175445539388682240 https://twitter.com/starwarstuff/status/1177643668792102912 https://twitter.com/starwarstuff/status/1177623093205975052 https://twitter.com/starwarstuff/status/1177621837469163520 https://twitter.com/michelledeidre/status/1177259011940454400 https://twitter.com/sleemo_/status/1177232104406638592                  
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This Is How Marvel Stars Reacted To Spider-Man’s MCU Return

by Kaylen Summers

Spiderman has been in the talks for a long time now, following the closing of the Sony-Disney deal. With Sony, officially announcing their slate for the future Spiderman movies, it seemed like nothing was going to turn things around. However, recent reports reveal that our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is not leaving the MCU after all. Both studios have finally come to can agreement the character stay in the shared universe for some more time. Yet, for how many more movies or time period is still unknown. That being said, we are super excited to hear the news and it seems like we are not alone. Some of the Marvel stars have also expressed their happiness on Spidey's return and top of the list is none other than Tom Holland. The Spiderman actor too it to his instagram with a short clip from Leonardo DiCaprio's Wolf of Wall Street. https://www.instagram.com/p/B264Zf5FoR6/   Though Holland's perfect reaction to the reunion news was really impressive, it was Spider-Man: Far From Home star Zendaya who was first to post her reaction on social media. Posted a gif of a dancing Spider-Man, her reaction summed up the way how a lot of fans felt. https://twitter.com/Zendaya/status/1177610626803195904 Hulk star Mark Ruffalo also had a pretty snappy response to Holland's social media, saying: "Back in a snap! Had a feeling we would see you again." https://www.instagram.com/p/B27KM8Fl-0i/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Though fans and stars are happy to hear the news, we all know that Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is the happiest person of them all. Spiderman's departure from the MCU would have been a pretty big blow to the MCU at the moment.
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Live-Action Micronauts Movie Finally Gets A Director

by Kaylen Summers

With shared cinematic universes being the new big trend in Hollywood, more and more studios are trying to test their world-building skills for a share of the spotlight. However, when it comes to Paramount studios, things should be a little more desperate. The production house kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe-one of the biggest money-makers in Hollywood now, and sold the rights to Disney. Ever since then, the studio is despairingly trying to build a new cinematic universe and the latest addition to this will be the live-action Micronauts movie. Decisions on who will helm this new superhero flick has finally reached a conclusion and it was reported that Dean DeBlois, the director of How to Train Your Dragon director will be calling the shots for the upcoming project. DeBlois has been working in the field of animations for many years and this movie will be his first-ever live-action project. Though Micronauts isn't that much for a fan-puller at the moment, the Academy Award-winning director is hoped to bring an exciting story to the project. Like many other Hasbro-based flicks, Micronauts also comes from a line of toys that were very popular in the late 1970s. Later, Marvel started releasing licensed comics based on these characters. The comics told the story about a microverse linked together by diverse worlds. A power-mad dictator named Baron Karza kills the royal family and eventually takes control of this world. However, a small group of eclectic characters bands together to form a resistance to stop his evil doings. The Marvel series ended in 1984 and later the property got resurrected by Image Comics, Devil’s Due Publishing and IDW Publishing. The new movie will be produced by Brian Goldner, Stephen Davis, and Greg Mooradian through Hasbro's AllSpark Pictures. Dean DeBlois will be writing and directing the flick which is slated for release on June 4, 2021.
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Jurassic World 3 To Bring Back These Stars From The Original Trilogy

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of the original Jurrasic Park trilogy have finally got a good reason to cheer for. Ever since the franchise was soft-rebooted into the Jurassic World trilogy, the movies did nothing much to serve its fans. However, things are surely taking a turn for the better as Universal Pictures is officially bringing back the original Jurassic Park trio- Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum. The move will see the original trilogy linking up with the current sequel trilogy, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. But this is not the first time that the franchise tried to establish such connections. In the franchise’s previous installment- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Goldblum made a brief appearance as the smooth-talking chaotician Dr. Ian Malcolm. Neill and Dern haven’t been seen in these films since 2001’s Jurassic Park III, in which Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant took center stage and Dern’s Dr. Ellie Sattler appeared in a handful of scenes. Recently, Dern expressed her excitement to return back to the franchise. It was during a fan screening of the newly released Jurassic World short film: Battle at Big Rock that the actress announced her return to the franchise. Dern, Neill, and Goldblum were first seen together in Jurassic Park in 1993. The movie spawned a worldwide franchise over the past 25 years the trio was never seen together in their original roles. With the upcoming installment, it will be fun to watch the new crew and the old crew working together to fight the huge creatures. Director Colin Trevorrow will be returning to helm threequel, after sitting down the second one. He will also be penning the screenplay with Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole). Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow will also be returning as executive producer of the new film. Picking up where the last film left off, Jurassic World 3 will see the dinosaurs living among humans. The Battle at Big Rock short gives us a glimpse of the world where dinosaurs are now living in our world. Though it featured a light-hearted approach, the movie will be taking a much serious look at the dire world-threatening situation. It is obvious that Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) won't be able to save the world by themselves. So, it makes sense why they would eventually turn to the original Jurassic Park dino crisis team for support. Jurassic World 3 is expected to hit theaters on June 11, 2021.
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Online Uproar!! No One Wants A ‘Princess Bride’ Remake!

by Kaylen Summers

With Disney setting the trend for 'reimagining' (remaking) classic movies, we have been seeing more studios trying to catch up with them by remaking their old classics. Though it sounds good on paper, most critics and movie-lovers think that this move could degrade the audience's viewing culture. Adding fuel to this fire, Sony Pictures' CEO has recently hinted the possibility for remaking The Princess Bride. Last week, Sony Pictures boss Tony Vinciquerra mentioned in an interview: "Very famous people whose names I won’t use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride… Not a month goes by when we don’t have an idea coming from some very big name wanting to do things with Norman.” Though there was no official confirmation about the remake, the comments became viral and suddenly every devoted fan on the internet weighed in on the situation. Actor Jamie Lee Curtis, the film’s original star Cary Elwes, and even the US senator Ted Cruz were few of the many who joined in on the fight between movie-lovers and studio-owners.   Few of the comments against the move are listed below: https://twitter.com/Cary_Elwes/status/1174124906327330816 https://twitter.com/jamieleecurtis/status/1173980868009840640 https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1174106486349320193 https://twitter.com/Sethrogen/status/1174103995528335361 https://twitter.com/rusmclaughlin/status/1174100357409959936 https://twitter.com/thedynamos/status/1174090442486378496 https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/1174064915935453184 It is incredible to realize that a tiny sentence in a small paragraph of a large profile could lead to such an outcry. However, we sincerely hope that the studio understands what their audience wants rather than what the board of directors want. After all, movies are for the audiences, right?!
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Crystal Skull Writer Returns To Script Indiana Jones 5

by Kaylen Summers

For fans of Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford's announcement about Indy 5 came with a lot of excitement. The actor even promised that the fifth installment from the franchise would begin production soon. Unfortunately, the whole project was in pre-production far too long as the studio was finding the right person to pen the new adventure. But now it seems like Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull screenwriter David Koepp will be returning back to pen the script for Indiana Jones 5. The writer was previously onboard the same project but was eventually removed. After his departure, the studio tried many writers including Solo: A Star Wars Story writer Jon Kasdan and Dan Fogelman who wrote This Is Us. But none seem to work and finally, Koepp was brought back to the project. The news was revealed by the writer during a recent interview while promoting his new book 'Cold Storage'. "I actually am again." The writer announced, "I'm working on it again. We're still trying. And I think we've got a good idea this time. We'll see." Koepp has been collaborating with Steven Spielberg several times in the past with movies like Jurassic ParkWar of the Worlds and of course, the much-maligned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He is also known for the screenplays of movies like Spider-ManStir of Echoes and The Mummy. Granted that blockbusters like this often go through a lengthy development process, it is evident that Steven Spielberg and Lucasfilm are having a tough time spinning the right plot for the movie. The movie will probably see Harrison Ford's final onscreen adventure as the iconic hero, and with David Koepp back on board, we hope that Jones will get the farewell he deserves. But, things can also take a turn to the worse given what happened last time around with the franchise. Currently slated to release on July 9, 2021, the movie will begin shooting in April 2020. But, till then we will keep you posted with further details.
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First Production Photo Reveals Half of The Suicide Squad Cast Together

by Kaylen Summers

Christmas comes early as fans of the DC's cinematic universe got a glimpse of what the cast for the upcoming The Suicide Squad movie will look like. A part of the cast involved in the project met with James Gunn over the weekend and the director shared a picture of himself with them. Margot Robbie, who will be reprising the role of Harley Quinn from the first installment was not to be seen in the picture as she is currently working on the reshoots for Birds of Prey. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2wfssegVZZ/ Familiar faces in the photo include Nathan Fillion (Firefly) alongside David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man), Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect), Daniela Melchior, Mayling Ng, and Jennifer Holland. The image also includes a caption from Gunn saying, "Hanging out with part of The Suicide Squad team this weekend. What a great group of people!" It seems like the director is clearly excited to finally get to work on the movie and as fans, we are also eager to see what Gunn has in store for us with such an extended cast. However, we have to wait till summer 2021 for the movie to finally hit theatres. It was only a few weeks ago that the full cast of the movie was revealed. The list included stars like Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman from the original movie with a lot of new members including Steve Agee, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, Idris Elba, David Dastmalchian, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi and John Cena. Unfortunately, no other details as to who will be playing which character is very much a mystery at this time. The first installment of Suicide Squad was helmed by David Ayer. The flick turned out to be a critical flop- but was a monster at the box office. Even though a sequel was in the talks right after its release in 2016, it was never completely materialized. However, in the turn of event that followed James Gunn's firing from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2018, DC and Warner Bros. bagged him to direct a sequel. Though Marvel immediately hired him back on board for the final Guardians installment, Gunn decided to with the DC movie first.
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Why Fox Movies Are Continuously Failing After The Merger? Disney CEO Explains

by Kaylen Summers

Walt Disney's acquisition streak made history earlier this year when it officially took over 20th Century Fox's assets. The move not only changed the modern-day media landscape, but also how Fox studios was functioning in recent years. While it's obvious that the studio is experiencing something of a cinematic slump, the fuzz surrounding the topic had to finally settle down with Disney CEO Bob Iger speaking out about it. In a recent interview, Iger revealed the status of the assets before the deal and how Fox's movies were not making any profit. He explained: "It wasn’t a slap-down. It was an admission that the movies that they had made failed. And I actually gave then a tremendous amount of cover by saying that when companies are bought, processes and decision making can come to a halt. "There were problems at that studio well before the deal was announced. But the reason I did not believe that it was something we should be concerned about is. Because it’s a short-term problem. And with the talent that we have at our studio, that are now supervising with some of their executives all the movies that they decide to make and how they are made, I’m convinced that the turnaround can happen. It’s not a snap your fingers, but it’s not 10 years of lost value. It’s a year and a half." It was earlier this year that Disney closed the $71.3 billion deal to finally acquire Fox. The Mouse House inevitably took over the majority of the company's media assets including all of the 20th Century Fox movie studio and popular movie franchises like X-men and Avatar. However, the real problem started when movies that were already completed by Fox prior to the merger got released by Disney. These movies performed worse at the box office and eventually ended up as flops. Ultimately, over an underwhelming quarter, the studio ended up with $170 million in operational losses alone. It is obvious that with a major merger like this, it takes time to finally get things in place. Fortunately, Bob Iger has no problem taking time and fixing it. And he has every reason to be confident about it too as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is already in the works for Fox's Marvel properties, such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Feige is known for creating big returns from often what is called B-class or C-class franchises by turning them into blockbusters. Take the journey from Ironman to Endgame for example. If Disney can work out similar magic on the rest of Fox's catalog, then the future will be looking bright for them. But till then it will be more or less a process of rip it up and start again. Only time will prove whether Fox was a good investment for Disney like Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm. But, someone like Bob Iger, who has consistently proved he knows what he's doing, it is just a matter of time till we see the next big blockbuster from Fox. (We are definitely talking about you, Avatar)
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Downton Abbey Beats Rambo & Ad Astra at the Box Office

by Kaylen Summers

The weekend box office saw Downton Abbey easily swooping in and taking the number one spot. The flick is a continuation of the popular TV series of the same name. With much of its original cast returning to appear on the big screen, the movie earned over $31 million and dominated this weekend. The movie also marks the biggest opening of all time for Focus Features. Here is the trailer for the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3mP0c51hE The royal period drama was penned by series creator Julian Fellowes and directed by Michael Engler. The cast includes most of the stars from the TV show, like Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith. The popular British TV show's big-screen adaptation easily surpassed bigger competitors like Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood. Even though Ad Astra has Brad Pitt in the lead role, the movie was only able to perform just above expectations. Making it to the second position, the movie earned $19.2 million over the weekend. But, that's not the case for the Rambo movie. It was expected that the movie will be the highest-grossing installment in the franchise. But, the predicted frontrunner fell below expectations and was only able to scrounge up $19 million. The early negative reviews have surely affected its opening weekend performance, including the Rambo creator David Morrell, who remarked that he was "embarrassed" to have his name attached to it. While the numbers can change over the coming weeks, it looks like the war-weary soldier has to settle with the third position for now. The rest of this weekend's numbers are the following:
  1. Downton Abbey
  2. Ad Astra
  3. Rambo: Last Blood
  4. IT Chapter Two
  5. Hustlers
  6. The Lion King
  7. Good Boys
  8. Angel Has Fallen
  9. Overcomer
  10. Hobbs & Shaw
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John Wick 3 Becomes Lionsgate’s Best-Selling Home Release In 5 Years

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like the interest in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is not going to settle down any time soon. The movie recently got released on home video and has become Lionsgate's best home release in five years. Ever since its release in 2014, the action franchise led by Keanu Reeves has created its own fan-base and it seems to be increasing after each new installment. The threequel, which is more critically acclaimed and packed with stunning action sequences, collected over $170 million domestically and $320 million worldwide this summer. That is nearly double of what the prior movie had made. Recent box office reports show that David Leitch’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw will soon crawl past John Wick's $171 million cume in the domestic box office. However, the third John Wick movie is already a buzzy hit and now has set its sights on the post-theatrical business. The movie has already broken a studio record for the most electronic sell-through titles (EST) in just one week. Till date, the movie has sold over three million units as DVD, Blu-ray, 4K HD, EST and Video on Demand rentals. It marks Lionsgate’s biggest-selling release in the past five years, since Jennifer Lawrence’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I back in August of 2015. However, it is nothing compared to the acclaimed threequel that vastly overperformed in theaters and is now over-performing in-home release as well. As the interest in the franchise is growing exponentially, Lionsgate is set to develop the John Wick brand further by capitalizing on the opportunity. They are already working on a spinoff TV show based on 'The Continental' and the inevitable John Wick: Chapter 4  will be hitting theaters in 2021. Reeves will reprise the role of the assassin, with Chad Stahelski back on director's chair. In the meantime, fans can to stay to the universe through John Wick 3's home release. It is obvious that the flick will outperform much bigger financial hits like Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and become one of the studio's biggest franchises. The third installment is currently the studios' sixth highest-grossing release of all-time and by far their biggest release of the year. With more to come from the franchise, we will be seeing more records been broken along with bones onscreen.
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Netflix’s Bright 2 gets Delayed

by Kaylen Summers

Blending fantasy and inner-city strife, David Ayer's Netflix film Bright was fresh, exciting and socially conscious. Though the movie received mixed responses from critics, the casual Netflix viewers saw the film to be solid in conveying its themes and world-building ideas. The fantasy- crime flick had a heavily-hyped release and was instantly one of Netflix's most popular movies. The insane number of viewers it pulled in and huge number of positive responses from audiences was enough to encourage Netflix to order a sequel. However, although a second installment was already pretty much guaranteed, it seems like we will have to wait even longer to see the movie go into production. The reason for this sudden delay in production is primarily due to the schedule of Will Smith. The 2017 Bright was an urban-fantasy movie set in a world where fantasy creatures such as orcs, elves, dwarves, and centaurs live alongside humans. Smith plays the role of a bigoted human police officer who has no other choice but to partner with the first orc to ever wear a badge. The two accidentally find a magic wand and the elf girl who wields it. From there, they are together on a fight to prevent the wand and girl from falling into the hands of a doomsday cult, other criminals and corrupt cops. Here is the trailer for the first Bright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EZCBSsBxko The movie was made in a budget of $90,000,000 and was the most expensive original film produced by the streaming platform then. The mashup of genres explored by the flick was welcomed by the audiences with delight and racked up over 11 million views in its first weekend alone. Unfortunately, the critics were unimpressed by the poor worldbuilding efforts and derivative crime plot that got covered up in the superficial fantasy equivalents. The film also failed to properly explore the underlying allegory of racism. This didn't stop the movie from getting an 84% Rotten Tomatoes score with nearly 20,000 ratings. With no timetable currently available on the film's production, exact date to when we will get a sequel is yet to be known.
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Mark Hamill Wants A Child’s Play Sequel After Watching This Video

by Kaylen Summers

Everyone knows that no doll is more terrifying than Chucky. And if you are someone who is suffering from Pediophobia (it means extreme fear of dolls), you definitely don't want to see the latest Child’s Play reboot. Voiced by Mark Hamill, the actor best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, the movie saw the return of Chucky back to the silver screen. Calling back at the movie, Hamill recently shared on Twitter an adorable video of a dog dressed up as the spooky doll. It is so cute that even folks with Pediophobia will enjoy it. https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1175088547264512000 Showing his approval for the Child’s Play costume, Hamill joked that it was a clever way to bring attention back to the franchise and that was how he wanted the franchise to return. The actor is true! Who doesn’t love a cute doggy video to light up their day? Based on characters created by Don Mancini, the new Child's Play was directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith. The film has Aubrey Plaza as Karen, Gabriel Bateman as Andy, and Bryan Tyree Henry as Detective Mike Norris, in addition to the voice of Chucky by Hamill. Though there is no official confirmation that Hamill’s take on Chucky will continue with a sequel. But, considering the numbers. there is still some hope out there. Released alongside Toy Story 4, Lars Klevberg’s retelling of the horror classic made only $29 million during its box office run. However, it was a good run considering that the movie made on a production budget of $10 million. Unfortunately, when it comes to big-screen Chucky movies, the 2019 release is on the low end in terms of earnings. Not to mention the middle-of-the-road reviews and a 64% Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score that movie got from critics and fans. Child's Play will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from September 24th onwards. Till then, here is the trailer for Child's Play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeHNLikDiVw
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Avengers: Endgame Ends It’s Box Office Run

by Kaylen Summers

Disney is surely having a wonderful year as the Mouse House now owns most of the successful franchises in Hollywood. Disney-owned Marvel Studios proved this fact again , as it recently broke some huge box office records with its blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. The movie saw Marvel's revolutionary approach of cinematic world-building coming to an epic culmination.  With a total box office time of 20 weeks and 140 days, Avengers: Endgame closed its domestic release on September 12. In this phenomenal period of time, the Russo brothers’ three-hour galactic epic surpassed James Cameron’s Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time. Now, with a massive initial box office presence and a 'record-breaking' re-release (literally!), it seems like the movie of the year is finally ready to rest from its box office run. https://twitter.com/officialavatar/status/1153258422244130816 Cameron's sci-fi adventure rolled in a $2,789,679,794 worldwide, over a decade ago. However, with a total collection of $2,796,274,401, Endgame finally overtook the throne with grace and style. This is an incredible feat, even though the difference is only about a $6.5 million. Just below this list is another James Cameron movie Titanic with $2,187,463,944, followed by $2,068,223,624 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War comes fifth with $2,048,359,754. Movies like Jurassic WorldThe Lion King (2019), and Marvel's The Avengers are also in the worldwide list occupying the sixth, seventh and eighth position respectively. With Disney finally deciding to take Endgame out of theaters, it won't be long before we see the movie running in the home video department. However, the move comes with a price. Though it broke most box office records, it looks like Endgame will have to finally settle for second place in the all-time domestic box office. Apparently, the force is still with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on that one. Of course, Endgame is just one of the incredibly victorious flicks from for Marvel Studios. After 17 weeks in theaters, Captain Marvel collected $1.128 billion, while Spider-Man: Far From Home brought home another $1.28 billion.
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Fantastic Beasts 3: Eddie Redmayne’s Update Comes as a Relief!

by Emily Keen

Post the not so successful second installment, Warner Bros is definitely not willing to take chances with the third sequel of Fantastic Beasts. And why not? It’s a lore that connects generations and has got to keep up with the reputation. So the initial filming schedule of summer 2019 has been pushed ahead into the summer of 2020 giving J.K. Rowling a fair amount of time to rework the script. When asked about Fantastic Beasts 3 at the Toronto Film Festival Eddie Redmayne told ET the script is still being worked on. It is appeasing to hear that the makers are not taking the emotions of the cult for granted. The word coming from Newt Scamander himself testifies to the fact that there are efforts made to maneuver the arcs of the script to take the franchise in the right direction. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be planning for five movies of the Franchise. Crimes of Grindelwald script invited a solid criticism from many fans. Executive of Warner Bros., Kevin Tsujihara himself admitted that the sequel was not up to the mark. He also assured the audience that J.K. Rowling was revising the draft of the upcoming movie. "The second film didn’t perform as well as the first, but I think we know what we need to do to get the third film hopefully even better than the first one. And J.K. Rowling is really working hard now on that third script, and we’re going to get it right. She has an incredible vision of where she wants to go with this that is incredibly exciting. The hardest part of the franchise is you have such a big core fan base. That fan base really knows the lore and they want to go deep into these characters. But what you don’t want to do is intimidate people. You want to be able to create a stand-alone movie that’s enjoyable for someone who isn’t steeped in the lore." Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit the screens in November 2016 and the second installment opened in November 2018. To keep up with the two-year timeline, the third movie was slated to release in November 2020. But since The Crimes of Grindelwald did not land well, the makers thought it was best to take time and introspect. Finally, November 12, 2021, was locked in for the release of Fantastic Beasts 3. The franchise now bears the pressure of redeeming itself. And with a cliffhanger as major as the mysterious Dumbledore family tree, J.K. Rowling has a lot of explanation to do in the third movie. The stakes are high and the job is well, tremendous! It would only be wise to spend time than regret.  
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Zombieland: Double Tap is R-Rated. Here is Why!

by Emily Keen

Zombieland: Double Tap is releasing a decade after its first installment and word is out that it will be R-rated. The Motion Picture Association of America has officially set boundaries which only adults can cross. Children below the age of 17 will need to be accompanied by an adult. The zombieland sequel apparently contains a lot more gore and violence and to top that, some drug abuse and sexual content as well. A zombie romp is naturally expected to have a lot of violence and blood in the frame. And the added dose of drugs and explicit content got the movie an R-rating as per the report given out by Film Ratings. For those of you looking forward to a brutal crusade Zombieland: Double Tap sounds just about right! The first installment with a PG-13 rating was a howling success. And now with the sequel stamped R, the franchise only assures to keep up with the intensity of viciousness. Good thing they did not crank down the element of gore to extend its reach. How can they possibly take away the mojo? The sequel was in talks soon after the release of the first movie. But it took almost a decade to materialize. Ruben Fleischer resumed his position as a director owing to which he had to take a rain check on Venom 2. The project was finally handed over to Andy Serkis for. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returned as scriptwriters and were supported by David Callaham. Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin will reprise their roles on screen. 10 years is quite a gap but seems like the cast gets along just fine. We hope that reflects in their onscreen chemistry. And lest we forget to mention, Bill Murray will be back in action in the Double Tap along with Dan Aykroyd. Zoey Deutch, Thomas Middledtch, Luke Wilson, Rosario Dawson, and Avan Jogia are some of the latest additions to the crew. The movie will hit the screens on October 18. so get ready for a cold and crude zombie adventure.  
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Jurassic World 3 To Start Filming At Pine Studios In The UK

by Kaylen Summers

Not much was heard about the third installment of the Jurrasic World trilogy than rumors and fan speculations. However, recent reports are revealing that the studio is gearing up for the production of the film at the legendary Pinewood Studios in England. The news can be considered as a confirmation that the cameras will soon start rolling since the locations are locked in. Planned as the third entry of the sequel trilogy to the original Jurassic Park trilogy, Jurrasic World 3 will see the return of Trevorrow to the director's chair. The 2015’s Jurassic World grossed $1.672 billion at the box office. However, Trevorrow only penned for its sequel (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) with Derek Connolly and left the directing duties to J.A. Bayona. With the director returning to helm the third installment, fans can surely expect some major surprises. Recently, Trevorrow released a short film, Battle at Big Rock, giving us a glimpse of what the world will be like with humans and dinosaurs inhabiting it. The 8-minute-long short takes place after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and is said to be setting up the events of Jurassic World 3. Although not much about the cast has been revealed yet, it's obvious that Chris Pratt is set to reprise his role as Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard back as Claire Dearing. But, we also hope to see Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill return as Ian, Ellie and Alan, respectively. Being excited about this latest film, Chris Pratt had this to say: "When I heard the pitch, I was blown away. I can't believe we're gonna make that movie. I can't believe they found a way to deliver on the promise on the end of Fallen Kingdom. 'Wait, what? The island is blown up, the animals are out, we can't put them back in the box. What are we gonna do? How is, not only the dinosaurs but this technology, moving forward, going to affect the planet?' And we jump forward and it's like, 'Oh, oh right. Oh, damn.' [Trevorrow's] been working his butt off on it and it's going to be pretty epic." Excited?! Well, you have to wait till next year then, as Jurassic World 3 is currently scheduled to premiere in theaters on June 11, 2021.
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Blumhouse’s Invisible Man Wraps Filming

by Kaylen Summers

It has been a long time since Universal's attempt to bring forth a 'Dark Universe' failed. However, one of the movies that was in preproduction during the time, has slipped out of development hell and has officially completed its filming. Director Leigh Whannell has announced that the production for the Invisible Man remake has officially concluded. It was through his twitter account that Whannell shared the news that The Invisible Man has wrapped production. The director, who is known for his most recent sci-fi flick Upgrade, shared a photo of himself on set holding the clapboard. Whannell had this to say in the photo's caption "It is 6 am and freezing and raining here in Sydney but I am smiling because that is a wrap on the Invisible Man shoot. Thanks to all the amazing crew members who made it a joy to go to 'work' every day. Now it's time to sit in a dark room and figure out what the hell we did." Previously the most famous reimagining of the H.G Wells' iconic novella came onscreen in the 1933 James Whale flick. Later several other loosely adapted versions also appeared such as 2000's Hollow Man starring Kevin Bacon. Blumhouse's latest version will be setting the tale from a different perspective and will include Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Storm Reid and Aldis Hodge. The movie will be centered around the character Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), who is locked in a violent and controlling relationship with a wealthy, brilliant scientist. She eventually manages to escape one night and disappears into hiding with the help of her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his young daughter (Storm Reid). But, with the news of her ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) committing suicide and leaving a large chunk of his vast fortune to her, Cecilia is forced to return back to the place again. As a string of eerie coincidences turn lethal and threatens their lives, she soon realizes that his death was faked. The movie rolls through her desperate moves to prove that she is being hunted by a person nobody can see. Even though Universal Pictures' attempt to reboot its classic monsters on the big screen had found little luck, their latest approach will see Blumhouse Productions overseeing small-budget takes on these classic figures. Who knows. Maybe somewhere down the line, we might see some sort of shared universe. But for now, it's one step at a time. The Invisible Man will hit theaters on February 28, 2020. Till then, check out this space for more updates.
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Real Reason Why Jojo Rabbit Director Taika Waititi Decided To Play Hitler

by Kaylen Summers

Fans of Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok will not have trouble recognizing director Taika Waititi. The maker of best Thor movie so far is coming back again, but this time with his new comedy-drama Jojo Rabbit. Teaming up with Fox Searchlight, the comedy is set in Nazi Germany and playing the role of an imaginary Adolf Hitler will be the director himself. In a recent interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Waititi opened up about donning the infamous mustache. The director confessed that he was feeling "very nervous" about playing the Nazi dictator on screen. "It wasn't my intention at all writing the script and it was actually something Fox Searchlight encouraged me to do. They encouraged me to play the role and I felt very nervous about that. But then I thought, 'you know what? Once in a generation, an actor comes along who sort of changes the game..." When asked about the hardest part in playing Hitler, Waititi replied: "Just that he's so ugly." If you think that he is referring to the Nazi leader's internal ugliness, then you are wrong. It turns out that Waititi had to shave his real mustache to wear a fake version of Hitler's distinctive facial hair. "I didn't feel comfortable growing one and walking around town on my days off." You can't blame him for that. The young actor Roman Griffin Davis who played the titular Jojo Rabbit was startled to see his director and co-star dressed as Hitler for the first time. "The first time I saw Taika in costume, I cried. He didn't do anything, I just cried. It was a shocking thing," the actor explained. Initially, the movie received a mixed reaction with a less-than-desirable 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, with more reviews, the rating soon increased to a more favorable 73%. Bringing in his signature style of humor and pathos, the director's Jojo Rabbit is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy, Jojo(Roman Griffin Davis). His world views are turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in her attic. With only his thick-witted imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi) to guide him, Jojo must find ways to confront his naive patriotism." Waititi is not new to dressing up as odd characters. Over the years we have seen Waititi appear on the screen as a vampire, a giant, and even a friendly rock monster. There are also rumors that he will be appearing in some semblance of costume for the upcoming James Gunn Suicide Squad movie.
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Goldfinch Falls at the First Hurdle

by Emily Keen

Time is hard for Dramas and Goldfinch figures have proved it. Where Jennifer Lopez’s thriller romp Hustlers swept a clean victory in its opening week, Goldfinch had the worst recorded opening numbers. The movie had a wide release across 2,542 screens. As per Box Office Mojo, the movie had the sixth worst opening for a debuting movie on almost over 2500 screens. It grossed at a weekend estimate of $2,640,000. Dramas do find it hard to soar even with an impressive cast ensemble like Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Finn Wolfhard, Ansel Elgort and Jeffrey Wright. An R rated one for that matter! The feature and could not impress the audience and hence lost the last ray of hope too- Verbal advocates! Goldfinch is a feature adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt. The movie opened at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival days before its theatrical run. It could not impress the folks there either. Goldfinch directed by John Crowley and written by Peter Straughan follows the life of a boy who loses his mother and how that shapes his life as an adult. The script swings across different timelines showcasing events from growing years of the protagonist's life. It is intense and 150 minutes long. It at least needs a gripping plot to glue the minds swayed by the fad of event movies. It lacked the major element that is needed to survive in the theatrical marketplace of times. The film has earned a 25% rating on the tomatometer from critics and a 74% fresh rating from only 674 users. It is not a shock since very few people show up at multiplexes intending to witness a soulful drama. This is a third Warner Bros. of the month movie which saw a straight-up flatliner in the opening weekend. The movie has an IMDb average of 6.3 out of 10. Goldfinch was set to make an opening figure of $5M-$8M. But the predictions dropped to a shocking $3M since it mostly ran for empty theatres.   It stood at #8 on the September 13-15 weekend box office chart. Amazon streaming is the only option the movie is left with to redeem itself. It comes with a serious lesson for art-house dramas too. A festival opening might not be the best way to hype up a literary feature adaptation. Although many would argue, the deviation from the arcs of novel and poor handling of script caused it to crash hard. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more movie updates.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home Beats Captain Marvel; Becomes 3rd Biggest Film in 2019

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like 2019 is the year fro Disney, as yet another film from it's Marvel roaster is making its way to the top of the charts. Recent box office numbers are revealing that Spider-Man: Far From Home has surpassed the number three spot held by Captain Marvel for a while. In addition to that, the movie is also now the 8th highest-grossing film the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So far, the Spider-Man sequel has earned $1,128,276,196 worldwide, overtaking Captain Marvel's total gross of $1,128,274,794 worldwide. However, when it comes to domestic sales, it still stands tall at $426,829,839. In the second place, there is The Lion King which has made $533,992,775 domestically and $1,616,992,775 worldwide. Of course, these numbers are nothing compared with Avengers: Endgame, which still remains as the top-grossing movie of all time with $858,373,000 earned domestically and $2,796,274,401 worldwide. With the numbers laid out like this, there is no doubt that Disney is easily the strongest brand in all of the entertainment. However, given the recent split between Sony and Disney, this may get particularly magnified for the future entries in the Spider-Man franchise. Spider-Man: Far From Home features Tom Holland (Spider-Man/Peter Parker), Zendaya (MJ), and Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio) in the lead roles. Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Jacob Batalon (Ned), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) are the other stars of the movie. The movie is the next chapter to Marvel's Spider-Man series and the sequel to Spiderman: Homecoming. Our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is on a European vacation with his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang. However, all plans turn upside down as he agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of the elemental creature attacking and creating havoc across the continent. Other top spot earned of 2019 include Toy Story 4 ($432,395,259 domestic, $$1,057,895,259 worldwide) at the fourth spot and Aladdin at number five ($355,088,567 domestic, $1,046,920,888 worldwide). Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw ($168,317,320 domestic, $740,917,320 worldwide) has made it to the sixth place and is so far the only non-Disney owned property in the list.
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[MUST WATCH] You Don’t Want To Miss This Jurassic World Short Film

by Kaylen Summers

Jurassic Park fans just got a new reason to cheer. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has recently released an all-new short film he directed and wrote with Emily Carmichael. Titled Battle at Big Rock, the 8-minute short takes place one year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Big Rock National Park. The short reveals how the dinosaurs are now living in our world. The plot follows a family of four who encounters with these wild animals and fights for their survival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kbVvpOGdQ The short stars André Holland, Natalie Martinez, Melody Hurd and Pierson Salvador and the cinematography is done by Larry Fong and a background score by Amie Doherty. The director is back to direct Jurassic World 3, after his unfortunate his Star Wars 9 firing. He will co-write the script with Emily Carmichael and will executive produce the movie with Steven Spielberg. Though it may look like Colin Trevorrow is heading in for Jurassic World 3, it will take more time than we expect to see the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy. Till then we just have to settle with this surprise short.
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Will Iron Man Make A Cameo In Black Widow Movie?!

by Kaylen Summers

Finally, after a decade of being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow is finally getting her own standalone movie. However, there is more to cheer about the upcoming Marvel flick than just that. Recent reports are revealing that Robert Downey Jr. will most probably be making a cameo in the movie as everyone's favorite billionaire, Tony Stark. Scarlett Johansson will be reprising her role as Black Widow, with David Harbour suiting up as Russia's version of Captain America, Red Guardian. Rachel Weisz and Florence Pugh will also appear in the movie as other Black Widow agents. Taskmaster will be the main villain of the story. With his ability to quickly observe and copy any person's fighting style, he is meant to become a formidable foe for Black Widow. Not much information about Downey Jr.'s return is mentioned by the studios, which makes fans wonder whether if it will be just Marvel reusing their old clips or an actual cameo. It won't be a surprise if Marvel is using old footage instead of filming a new scene. They have already done it many times in the past. The continuing tradition of a Stan Lee cameo in every Marvel movie even after the legendary comic-book creator's death is a perfect example for this. If in fact, he is reprising the role, then it's most likely be for just a cameo or a very minor role. The Black Widow footage screened at Comic-Con used a clip of Tony from Civil War, warning Natasha "They're coming for you," before leading into new footage from the film. The footage also revealed the time period of the movie to be when she was hiding from the United Nations. So, there is a possibility that she may seek out Tony's help or at least contact him during the course of the movie. Whatever the reason for Downey Jr. potentially reprising his role, it will surely be awesome to see Stark back on-screen on more time. Unfortunately, we will have to wait some more time before anything official is be announced publicly.
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Alternate Iron Man Post-Credits Scene Reveals Mutants & Radioactive Spider References

by Kaylen Summers

Its seems like Avengers: Endgame only kicked things into gear. Though the recent Comic-Con and D23 announcements point ot new adventures,  it seems like Kevin Feige is not finished with Phase 4 yet. Recently at the Saturn Awards, the studio boss revealed a never-before-seen Iron Man alternate post-credit scene. Marvel Studios is surely one of the most successful movie studios in all of Hollywood now. But, the journey to reach there looked far when the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked off in 2008. Their first film was a fight against all odds as it was based around what many believed to be a C-list Marvel character (Ironman)  and directed by a then unproven director, Jon Favreau. Even Robert Downey Jr. at the time was viewed as a risk due to his problems in his personal life. From there, the MCU has evolved further and better without many of their biggest characters. With the live-action rights of characters sold off to film studios in the '80s, it was only recently that Fox's characters returned back under Marvel Studios thanks to the Disney-Fox deal. Sony and Marvel Studios also had agreed to work together to make Spidey part of the MCU (The deal, however, came to an end, recently), while Universal's deal has made a Hulk solo film complicated. However, the newly revealed alternate version of Iron Man's post-credits scene teased all of these universes long before it was all interlinked. The deleted alternate post-credits scene from Iron Man, which has been sitting in the Marvel Studios vault for eleven years now, is part of the upcoming Infinity Saga box set. Revealing the clip, Feige said, "We pulled some things out of that vault that we said, 'We'll never show to anybody. Put it away. We're bringing them out. We're putting them on this disc." Here is what Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury had to say in the scene: "As if gamma accidents, radioactive bug bites, and assorted mutants weren't enough, I have to deal with a spoiled brat, who doesn't play well with others, who wants to keep all his toys to himself." https://twitter.com/DiscussingFilm/status/1172782239173636097 The "gamma accidents" is a reference to how Hulk got his powers, while the "radioactive bug bites" is a friendly nod to Spider-Man, who at the time was nowhere near the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But, the real reason why the clip got replaced might be because of the "assorted mutants" reference. The X-Men and Mutants were owned by Fox, and Marvel was not allowed to make any references to them in their films. Whatever the reason may be, the clip is a perfect example of how keen Kevin Feige's vision was for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More unreleased contents are expected, as The Infinity Saga box set is expected to release towards Christmas 2019.
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Taking Spider-Man Out Of The MCU Is A “Tragic Mistake”, Joe Russo Says

by Kaylen Summers

For more than a month, everybody has been talking about Spider-Man leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the offers from Marvel Studios turned down, the franchise will be entirely handled by the Sony. However, like always there are two sides to the story, and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo think that Sony's attempt to replicate the success of Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is a "tragic" mistake. The Russo Brothers have been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Though they are a part of the Marvel Studios family, their side of the story is also worth considering, specifically with how they have successfully used Spider-Man in movies like Civil War to Endgame. Talking about the Spider-Man situation a few weeks ago, the Russos admitted that they were not surprised by the split between Marvel Studios and Sony. Recently, the directors spoke again in another interview about how hard it was to reach a deal in the first place and how the future will be for Spidey to leave MCU now. Joe Russo had this to say: "It was so difficult to get him (Spider-Man) into Civil War. It was an extremely long and hard process. But we were driven to help make it happen. But (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige pulled it off, somehow. Disney and all the good people at Sony found a way to make it work and it lasted a few films. We had a wonderful experience with that and I think audiences really appreciated that marriage. But we know how hard that marriage was to make in the first place, so the fact that the marriage fell apart isn't really that surprising to me and Joe." Russo also mentioned that the relationship between Marvel Studios and Sony wasn't always easy to deal with, as sharing one of the biggest superheroes in the world with a rival studio is a bitter pill to swallow. Yet, the short-lived the relationship with the two studios was incredibly fruitful for both and to go on without Marvel Studios is a mistake, according to Joe Russo. He explains: "It was a tenuous, fraught union throughout the whole process. But, I will say, stepping back and trying to be objective as possible, that I think it's a tragic mistake on Sony's part to think that they can replicate Kevin's penchant for telling incredible stories and the amazing success he has had over the years. I think it's a big mistake." Whatever the case may be, a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are agreeing with Joe Russo. It is true that Sony had a huge part in making Spider-Man successful. However, their track record for handling the Web-Slinger has not always been so great. Not to mention the lack of someone like Kevin Feige with storytelling skills. Recent announcements from Sony is revealing that they have plans to bring the Spider-Verse all together under one umbrella. Though fans definitely want to see Tom Hardy and Tom Holland together on the big screen, will Sony be able to pull it off in a satisfying way is the bigger question. Guess we will have to wait a little longer to see how things will turn out, as Sony's Venom 2 is expected to hit theatres in 2021.
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MoviePass Officially Shuts Down Its Services

by Kaylen Summers

MoviePass, owned by parent company Helios and Matheson, has officially shut down on September 14th. The subscription service is known for spending enormous amounts of venture capitalists’ money for subsidizing movie tickets. Announced through emails to subscribers and separately in a press release, the news marks the end of the company's tumultuous two-year saga to upend the theater business model. The once-popular platform was on extreme lengths to keep its business running, despite the obvious and fraught financial cost. The platform had been struggling for more than a year and it was in last March they attempt to get back on track with a revamped version of its unlimited plan. The new scheme allowed its users to watch one movie per day for $9.95 per month. Yet, its subscribers base plummeted from more than 3 million members to about 225,000 by April 2019. In order to slow its cash burn, the company was forced to restrict users to four movies per month instead of being able to watch one movie per day. In addition to that, the company laid off around seven of its employees last month, bringing the total staff down to 12 people. Helios and Matheson also had to make sizable loans to cover its huge losses. Though the company was around since 2011, MoviePass got national attention back in August 2017 when it dropped the price for its all-you-can-watch movie ticket subscription service to $9.99 a month. The plan was to take on the traditional theater industry in a much more aggressive fashion and it attracted customers well. As MoviePass signed in more than 1 million new subscribers in the next few months, their business model was full of holes. The idea was that whenever a user secured a movie ticket through its mobile app for effectively zero dollars, the company had to pay the cost in full. This was covered by independent debit cards issued to subscribers that pulled funds directly from a MoviePass-owned bank account. However, the subscription revenue MoviePass generated dwarfed its monthly movie ticket costs and the company didn't have any edge left to fight for. Helios and Matheson Analytics has informed that they will be forming a strategic review committee for finding suitable buyers for all or some of its assets. The company’s assets include MoviePass, Moviefone and MoviePass Films. They will also be reviewing any possibility for an organizational restructuring of the company.
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Joker’s Tomato Scores Drops After Negative Reviews

by Kaylen Summers

Joker is truly one of the most anticipated movies for this year. Though the film is just days away from hitting the theatres, it has already made news across the globe after its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival. However, a lot has changed since then, as the movie's Rotten Tomatoes score is now dropping low due to the negative reviews out from the Toronto International Film Festival. It is obvious that the movie will be poised to be one of the most polarizing comic-book movie of 2019. Many have praised it for being a game-changing masterpiece with a bolstering transformative performance by Joaquin Phoenix, while others think that the Joker's approach to its social commentary elements is potentially problematic. After the screening at TIFF, the film's Rotten Tomatoes rating dropped to 77% positive with a dozen "rotten" reviews. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and received tremendous raves. Phoenix's performance was immediately proclaimed to be a player for this year's Best Actor nominations. Even ironic was how the movie won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival just days before the negative reviews poured in. With most of the critics hailing the DC Comics movie for changing the narrative of "how a comic book movie should be", there are others who believe that the movie is: "well, not bad." One of the main reasons for this contradiction seems to be the way how the film presents its values and themes. The movie does "unapologetically hold[ing] up a mirror in our divided modern times," and successfully function as a "disturbing and terrifying commentary on our current society". Whatever the case may be, the movie did present one of Joaquin Phoenix's best Oscar-worthy performances. So, does this tell us anything about Joker? We have to admit that we expect this divide, with some hailing it as Oscar-worthy while others deeming it self-righteous or overplayed. With all the critical reviews settling down soon, it's now up to us to decide if it is a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Audience Scores for the movie will be pouring in after Joker's October 4 release.
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Sequel Confirmed: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Makes $700M At The Box Office.

by Kaylen Summers

It's official! Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw from Universal has zoomed past the $700 million milestone in the global box office. The running total includes $175 million from Chinese and a $160 million from North American box offices. Released as this year's summer tentpole, the flick is the ninth title in the Fast & Furious universe. The spin-off has Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw as the lead characters. Unlike other Fast and Furious movies, Hobbs & Shaw do not have franchise stalwart Vin Diesel in his iconic Dominic Toretto role. However, the movie is star-studded with actors like Idris Elba playing the genetically enhanced villain, and Helen Mirren returning to portray the mother of Statham’s Shaw. The movie is directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2) and scripted by franchise vets Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce. Although It: Chapter Two releasing this weekend may affect the movie, there is still chance for it to make it past the $164 million domestic total of Ice Age: Continental Drift and the $166 million domestic total of Roland Emmerich’s 2012. However, crossing box office milestones are not new for the Fast & Furious movies. After Fast Five, the franchise exploded making massive box office draw in overseas markets. The movie franchise has grown into one of the most bankable franchises around, which is not owned by Disney. Hobbs & Shaw has now made it to the fourth highest-grossing flick in the overall franchise following Fast & Furious 6 ($788.7 million), The Fate of the Furious ($1.23 billion) and Furious 7 ($1.51 billion). This inevitably means that the studio will be attempting for a Hobbs & Shaw 2, or whatever the studio wants to call it. Additionally, this also provides an opportunity for the further expansion of the 'Fast universe'. Vin Diesel has already teased a possible female-led spin-off. With this movie's success, Universal can explore such further opportunities for installments outside of the main series with confidence. However, what comes next up for the franchise will be Fast & Furious 9, which is currently in production. The movie will see Justin Lin, who helmed four prior installments, returning to the director's seat. The studio is also planning for a tenth movie in the main series as well.
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Spider-Man To Join Venom & Morbius in Sony’s Marvel Universe

by Kaylen Summers

With Marvel effectively removing Spider-Man from all future MCU movies, it looks like the drama between Sony and Disney isn’t getting better anytime soon. But, fans hopefully have something to cheer for in the midst, as sony is all set to introduce Spidey to Venom and Morbius. The three characters will be sharing the same cinematic universe going forward, which means we will be seeing a lot of crossovers after all. It was back in 2014 that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures decided to reboot Spider-Man into the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sadly, the high-profile deal collapsed recently, allowing Sony to be the sole owner of the wall-crawler and produce their own Spider-Man movies without Marvel Studios. Though many fans had high hopes that Sony and Marvel would find a way to reconcile. Now, it seems unlikely as the two rival studios are headed into very different directions. Kevin Feige will be focused on corporate priorities such as Disney+ and the new Fox acquisitions. In the meantime, Sony will be testing out all the lessons it had learned from Marvel to make an independently successful Spider-Man movie. Recently Sony chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra have confirmed on Sony's plans for Tom Holland's Peter Parker. "Spider-Man was fine before the event movies," he explained. "[He] did better with the event movies, and now that we have our own universe, he will play off the other characters as well. I think we’re pretty capable of doing what we have to do here.” As expected, we will be seeing Tom Holland's Spiderman and Tom Hardy's Venom together on screen in the near future. But that's not all, Jared Leto's Morbius the Living Vampire will also be getting in on the action. Unfortunately, their won't be Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige to lend a hand. Yet, Tony Vinciquerra feels confident about the plans. He explains: "We had a great run with (Feige) on Spider-Man movies. We tried to see if there's a way to work it out... the Marvel people are terrific people, we have great respect for them, but on the other hand, we have some pretty terrific people of our own. Kevin didn't do all the work." Kevin Feige is already pretty much caught up with all of the new Marvel Studios acquisitions following the recent Fox deal. Anyhow, Sony is still at it by bringing in Andy Serkis on board to direct Venom 2. The first installment did not do well with comic book fans and critics. But, it was a huge box office success. With the second installment, Sony is planning on getting some edge by going for an R-rating. Only time will tell whether Sony's plans will work out or not. Till then you can check out our blog for more stories about Sony's Marvel Universe from our website.
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Lara Is Back: ‘Tomb Rider 2’ To Release In 2021

by Kaylen Summers

Let's admit it. No one honestly saw this coming. After the 2018's Tomb Raider reboot, a sequel for it was the least anyone would expect. Yet, it's happening and much sooner than you can imagine. Arriving on March 19, 2021, the flick will have Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander reprising her role as Lara Croft. But, there will be some change on who is going to call the actions. Recent reports reveal that filmmaker Ben Wheatley will be helming this time around, replacing the original's Roar Uthaug. Wheatley is best known for directing cult British movies like Free FireKill List and High-Rise. With Wheatley confirmed for directing the sequel, there is some hope that the upcoming movie will be worth watching. Helping the director out with penning the action-adventure movie will be Amy Jump, who co-wrote Free Fire and High-Rise with Wheatley. However, we are not sure whether the movie will begin from where the last one was left. Last year’s Tomb Raider was based on the 2013 video game and grossed over $275 million worldwide. The movie's plot was about Vikander’s character attempting to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. The first installment of Tomb Raider ended with Lara overcoming the (second) death of her father and escaping the clutches of Trinity. Even if the story doesn't pick up from there, we sure hope to see the explorer with her trademark twin pistols again on a new adventure. Alicia Vikander has expressed her interest in playing Lara again, even before the release of the first movie. She said: "Yes, I adored taking on the role of Lara. So yeah, we'll see. If there's an audience out there for it, then I would love to." Well, from what her character when through in the first installment, let's hope she is ready for some more bumps and bruises. Because in Hollywood sequels have to go big or go home.
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Crazy Rich Asians 2: Writer Leaves After Pay Disparity Dispute

by Kaylen Summers

One more example is here to prove that Hollywood is still a hostile place for women- especially if you are of color. Recently, Crazy Rich Asians co-screenwriter Adele Lim found out that her fellow co-writer, Peter Chiarelli, a white man was earning 9 to 10 times more than her. Adele Lim is a veteran TV writer who debuted into feature films with Crazy Rich Asians. The rom-com turned out to be a massive hit grossing $238 million globally and Lim has since signed a deal with Disney Animation and is working on Raya and the Last Dragon. With such a huge success in the bag, it obvious that Warner Bros, would be more than willing to work on a sequel to the movie. Thus the work for Crazy Rich Asians 2 began and the writers of the first installment were back to pen it. However, it turned out that Peter Chiarelli, a more seasoned screenwriter, was offered between $800,000 and $1,000,000, while Lim was offered only around $110,000 for her work on the sequel. Though the studio felt it to be a fair, industry-standard rate based on experience, Lim believes that her pay should be much closer to her co-writer. Here's what Lim had to say: "Pete has been nothing but incredibly gracious, but what I make shouldn't be dependent on the generosity of the white-guy writer. If I couldn't get pay equity after CRA, I can't imagine what it would be like for anyone else, given that the standard for how much you're worth is having established quotes from previous movies, which women of color would never have been [hired for]. There's no realistic way to achieve true equity that way." The messy pay dispute has put Warner Bros. in a significant snag with Crazy Rich Asians 2. With Adele Lim no longer involved with the sequel, the studio will have a hard time finding the perfect substitute to bring back the magic. However, it seems like that alone cannot save this planned trilogy from production hell, as there are some scheduling issues with the in-demand cast. Hope it gets fixed once the scripting gets all sorted out. Crazy Rich Asians is based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kevin Kwan. The novel follows a young Asian American woman who meets her boyfriend’s parents, who are one of the richest families in Singapore. The lead is played by Constance Wu with Henry Golding as her fiancé. Michelle Yeoh plays the role of her future mother-in-law. The upcoming sequels will be based on the next two books in Kwan’s trilogy — 2015’s "China Rich Girlfriend" and 2017’s "Rich People Problems." With so many issues surrounding the project, the studio has not set any release dates for the sequels.
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Superman Star Henry Cavil Excited For Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker

by Kaylen Summers

Apparently, we are not the only ones looking forward to seeing the clown prince of Gotham in action. Recently, the Superman actor Henry Cavill revealed that he too is anxious to see Joaquin Phoenix onscreen as the iconic Batman villain Joker. Recently, DC's Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee took his first impression about the Joker movie to Instagram. Lee revealed that the movie will have a lot for fans to analyze when all the dust settles. Lee's first impression of the Joker movie is as follows: "Director Todd Phillips' Joker is intense, raw and soulful. He's talked about how his take on the Joker is not beholden to the character's comic book roots. That said, there's absolutely nothing in this film incongruous with our understanding of who the Joker is. If anything, Joaquin Phoenix's mesmerizing and unsettling turn as the Joker gives us a deep and fully realized look into one of our favorite villains, and I'm sure elements will be embraced going forward in our ongoing, ever-evolving mythology. That's what powerful, compelling stories do. And without a doubt-long time, DC fans will be spending a lot of time unpacking the many story revelations and questions this harrowing cautionary tale raises." https://www.instagram.com/p/B11mnswn0H6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Replying to Lee's Post was none other than Henry Cavill, who simply said, "Can't wait to see this!!" https://www.reddit.com/r/DC_Cinematic/comments/cy55jd/other_wb_dont_deserve_this_man/ Directed by Todd Phillips, the movie got debuted at The Venice Film Festival and received an 8-minute standing ovation from an enraptured audience. With numerous positive reviews pouring in from critics, there is no doubt Phoenix will be a worthy contender for this year's Oscars. The actor admits that a lot changed for him during the production of the movie as his attitude towards Arthur Fleck evolved. "Throughout the course of shooting it felt like every day we were discovering new parts of his personality, up until the very last day" he says, "It was his struggle to find happiness and to feel connected and to feel warmth and love and that's the part of the character I was interested in. He was so many different things to me. Who he was in the first few weeks of shooting was completely different than who he was in the end. He was constantly evolving. I've never had an experience like this. The more unpredictable and looser we left it, the more exciting it was." It looks like Cavill has to wait a little longer like the rest of us, as Joker is all set to hit theaters by October 4th.
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Tom Holland Thinks That The Future Of Spiderman Is Safe With Sony

by Kaylen Summers

For many comic book movie fans, August 20 still remains as a dreadful day. The day marks Disney and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige's announcement that they would no longer be involved with future “Spider-Man” movies. It is obvious that the decision will effectively end Tom Holland’s role as Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though Holland will continue to play the web-slinger in films produced and distributed by Sony, he will not be able to pop up in 'Avengers'-style team-up or standalone movies tied up to the larger MCU. Talking about the chain of events, the actor assured fans that his spiderman franchise will continue to grow better under Sony's backing. He went on to express his confidence in Sony, saying: "I'm not shy about expressing how incredible the last five years have been with Marvel. I've truly had the time of my life, and in so many respects, they have made my dreams come true as an actor. Sony has also been really good to me, and the global success of Spider-Man: Far From Home is a real testament to their support, skill, and commitment. The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony's safe hands. I really am nothing but grateful, and I've made friends for life along the way." It was not the first time that Holland shared similar thoughts. During Disney’s D23 convention, shortly after the news of the Disney-Sony split was announced, the actor promised fans that he would "continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of [his] life,” adding, “It’s going to be so fun, however, we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler." Keeping a cool head and remaining intensely positive is respectable. The actor is literally in the middle of something of an ugly situation between two massive corporations. Yet, as fans, we have some concerns for his version of Spiderman. When it comes to making superhero movies, Kevin Feige has a proven track record. However, Sony doesn't arguably have a good live-action Spider-Man movie in their list since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. Yes, the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse did perform will with fans and critics. But it's a bit of a different ballgame. The only other hit from Sony's Spiderman universe is Venom, which was financially successful, but not critically welcomed. Point being, it's easy to understand why one would be worried about Sony handling the franchise without Feige. The damage has already been done and now all we can do is to hope that Tom Holland is right about Sony.
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The Irishman: De Niro Recreates Iconic ‘Goodfellas’ Scene to Test De-Aging CGI

by Kaylen Summers

A lot of surprises awaits fans as Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is finally arriving in cinemas and on Netflix. The film will feature the iconic cast of Robert De Niro, Al Pachino and Joe Pesci in a multiple-decade-spanning mob story, with the help of extensive, revolutionary de-aging CGI. Scorsese is known for pushing the boundaries of cinema. However, telling a story of characters from their 20s to 80s is a huge swing for even him. It is in this predicament that the filmmaker looked into his own past before starting the work. According to Industrial Light & Magic's Pablo Helman: "We made a little set that looked a little like the original film, and then Bob got going. He did his monologues and soliloquies and different expressions. 'Get rid of the fur coat! Get rid of the Cadillac!' Then he went through a series of computer processes." Scorsese and the others recreated an old scene from the original Goodfellas to check how effective the de-aged tech will be. It was only after watching the de-aged version and the original scene back-to-back that they decided that the approach would work for the film. "We made a little set that looked a little like the original film, and then [De Niro] got going," Scorsese explained, "He did his monologues and soliloquies and different expressions... Then he went through a series of computer processes". The Irishman marks the ninth time Scorsese and De Niro collaborating. It was in 1995's Casino that the filmmaker and his trusted muse worked together the last time. The movie also pairs De Niro with his fellow crime-cinema icons Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the cast. The three actors have worked together before, with Pacino and De Niro previously working for Heat, and De Niro and Pesci sharing screen for Scorsese's Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Casino. The story for The Irishman is adapted from Charles Brandt's book I Heard You Paint Houses by Oscar-winner Steve Zaillian (Schindler's ListGangs of New York). It chronicles the life of hitman Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran through his days of being a young WWII veteran to his career as a hired gun for the Bufalino crime family and involvement in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). Though there is no doubt that the movie will be another cult classic, the production budget for the effect and de-aging De Niro and his costars was more than $159 million. This, in turn, made it Scorsese's most expensive film to date. Either way, Netflix seems to be happy with how things turned out. With the movie premiering at the New York Film Festival, we will be seeing it in select theaters for a few weeks in November and then on the streaming service.
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Charlize Theron’s Cipher Gets A New Look For Fast & Furious 9

by Kaylen Summers

The villainous Cipher is returning back to the Fast and Furious universe and this time she is going to have a new look. Actress Charlize Theron who was introduced into the franchise in 2017's the Fate of the Furious, has confirmed that she will be returning in Fast & Furious 9. Though there were numerous reports on the Oscar-winner's second trip to the franchise, none were officially confirmed till now. Cipher is a cyber-criminal mastermind who blackmailed Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to do her bidding by keeping his old flame Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) and their infant son hostage. When Dom disobeyed one of her orders, she even kills Elena in front of him as a punishment. Though Dom and his team eventually get the upper-hand on her, Cipher evades capture and flees. With the inevitable showdown between Dom and Cipher still waiting, her return to the new installment is making us a little anxious about what to expect. Whatever the case may be, Theron is porting her new looks and we are literally blown away by it. https://www.instagram.com/p/B16RfSgBKTo/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link The actress is donning the short razor-sharp new haircut, replacing the longer hairstyle she had in her first Fast & Furious movie. While she had a blond look then, her new look features a mix of black and blonde. Initially, it was rumored that Cipher would be returning on Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Speculations were that the character was going to be revealed as The Director of the sinister organization Eteon in Hobbs & Shaw. Though there's no official evidence to suggest that such a plan was considered, it is believed that the plan was eventually dropped. Either way, we will be seeing Theron back in action soon for Fast & Furious 9. The ninth installment will also see the return of director Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth entries in the Fast & Furious franchise.  Fast & Furious 9 is expected to release on May 22, 2020.
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Lion King Beats Avengers; Becomes 7th Biggest Movie of All Time

by Kaylen Summers

For all those people who are saying that Disney doesn't know how to churn out a hit at the box office: Please step back!! Over the weekend, the studio has yet again made its dominance felt. Disney's The Lion King opened up to be one of the most grossing movies to come from the House of Mouse. The latest live-action addition is still continuing its reign at the box office, and recent reports are revealing that it is surpassing The Avengers to become the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time. Yes! Simba has beaten Earth's mightiest heroes which is nothing shy of impressive, to say the very least of it. Directed by Jon Favreau, Disney's reimaging of its classic animated film features the voices of Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Alfre Woodard, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, and James Earl Jones. With the Labor Day weekend behind us, The Lion King has now grossed in a total of more than $1.56 billion globally. The huge returns owe its share to the $523.5 million in domestic ticket sales and a stellar $1.04 billion from international markets. Previously, it was Marvel's The Avengers who held the record position by nabbing around $1.51 billion when it was released in 2012.  The Lion King also managed to bump down Black Panther ($1.34 billion) from its position in the all-time top ten. If the movie continues to shine well at the box office, then there is a chance that it could overtake Jurassic World ($1.67 billion) from the sixth position. However, going any higher than that would be a tough task, as the fifth spot is safe in the hands of Avengers: Infinity War with a whopping $2.04 billion in the collection box. It is obvious that Simba's roar wouldn't have that much strength to reach there. Apart from the numbers, this accomplishment shows how much the Mouse House defies expectations. Disney knows the winning formula to churn out content that audiences want to see. While every other studio struggled this summer, Disney dominated the box office again, giving hit after hit. This milestone is only one among the long list of achievements for Disney. The studio currently occupies six of the top 10 spots on the highest-grossing movie list and nine of the top 15 spots. With already five movies released, they are also having a record-breaking year. Avengers: EndgameThe Lion KingCaptain MarvelToy Story 4 and Aladdin have all grossed at least $1 billion at the box office, making Disney the most money earned studio in a calendar year. But, they are not going to settle down with that. Big releases such as Maleficent: Mistress of EvilFrozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are already lined up and they are sure to have a great shot at taking in $10 billion or more before 2020. Now, it seems like Disney’s only competition at the box office is itself.
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‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Looks For Franchise Best Box Office Opening

by Kaylen Summers

Sylvester Stallone's Rambo is returning for one last mission in Lionsgate and Millennium's Rambo: Last Blood and the makers of the movie are hoping to make it a memorable one. The movie's far projections are indicating that it could be the best debut in all of the franchise. From what is known, the film is expected to open between $21 and $24 million over its first three days. If it is able to hit that bar following its release on September 20th, it will surpass all of the previous installments from the cult-classic franchise. But, that's only the best-case scenario. Even if make it to the lower end of that spectrum, it can still take the top spot amongst all Rambo films. Previously, it was Rambo: First Blood II that held the first spot, by bringing in a $20.1 million when it was released in 1985. 2008's Rambo comes second in the list with $18.2 million, followed by 1988's Rambo III, which brought in $13 million. The original First Blood, released in takes the last spot with $6.6 million. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPuhNtG47M0 At the box-office, the upcoming Rambo movie will be battling it out against the Brad Pitt astronaut film Ad Astra and Downton Abbey. However, the chances for both of these movies challenging Rambo's supremacy over the weekend is questionable. The Brad Pitt starrer is currently pegged for a $17.5 to $19 million opening and Downton Abbey is looking to gross between $15 and $16 million. It seems like Rambo's return is not for nothing. Directed by Adrian Grunberg (Get the Gringo), the movie is penned by Stallone himself with Matthew Cirulnick (South Beach, Absentia). Picking up where 2008's Rambo ended. Last Blood has Sly's title character visiting his estranged father at his horse farm in Arizona. As he settled into a quiet life after his father's passing, he is thrown back to action when a friend's daughter is kidnapped by the dangerous Mexican cartel led by the cruel Hugo Martinez (Sergio Peris-Mencheta). Rambo: Last Blood will hit theaters on September 20. 
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Blumhouse’s ‘Invisible Man’ Synopsis Puts a Scary Twist on Classic Universal Monster

by Kaylen Summers

Ever since Universal's attempt to bring-forth a Dark Universe got collapsed, not much was spoken about the movies slated for release under the franchise. However, now it seems like The Invisible Man remake is finally undergoing pre-production. Blumhouse and Universal have given us a small glimpse of what the movie would be like, with an official synopsis for the reboot.  The synopsis is as follows: "The film centers on Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss), a woman trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist. She escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia's abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see." The movie was originally intended to revive the horror property for its now-defunct shared monster-movie universe, with Johnny Depp starring as the titular character. However, following the wholly disappointing remake of The Mummy by Alex Kurtzman, the 'Dark Universe' project was dropped and The Invisible Man remake was moved to Blumhouse instead. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3Upgrade), Blumhouse's The Invisible Man will be a low-budget, socially conscious take on the classic Universal monster. In the vein of the studio's popular horror films like Get OutThe Purge series, and Halloween, it will be led by a cast that includes The Haunting of Hill House actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen as The Invisible Man and The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss as his ex-girlfriend. Other members of the cast include are played by Aldis Hodge (Brian Banks), Harriet Dyer (The InBetween), and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time). Over the years we have seen many violent and tragic iterations of The Invisible Man. Though it follows the classic plot from literature, the creative mind behind each of these iterations has tweaked things a bit to give us a distinctive adventure. In this new remake, it is obvious that director Whannell has developed things in a very truly different direction. Whatever he has in store for us, we are super excited to watch it when it arrives in theaters on February 28, 2020.
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Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Cameo for Venom Got Removed by Marvel?

by Kaylen Summers

The recent disputes between Marvel and Sony have put Spider-Man's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe under jeopardy. Though fans are hoping for some wild Disney magic to turn everything back to normal and it seems like its far from happening as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe are done. "It was a dream that I never thought would happen,” Feige explained during this year's D23 convention. "It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that." The news is indeed sad and frustrating for any true comic-book fan out there. However, let's not forget to consider the possibilities this 'break-up' offers too. Sony's already existing Venom universe is a good place to start from. Fans are dying to see Spiderman and Venom share screen and with Marvel out of the way, Sony can now act on their plans to have the Wall-Crawler meet Venom without Marvel's co-sign. It's such a wonderful plan that they could have cashed in on it long before, right? Well, it turns out that Sony may have already tried it once, but Marvel reportedly was so adamant not to go forward with it. On an episode of Collider Live, Jay Washington said that Tom Holland was supposed to make a cameo in the Sony Spider-Man universe. But it was eventually cut due to Marvel asking for the scene to be removed. Washington explained: "I'll tell you the truth: Tom Holland did film a scene for Venom… Marvel saw the movie and was like ‘Take him out. Take this scene out.’ Peter Parker was in Venom, not Spider-Man." Marvel was handling the sticky superhero quite well, while Sony was focusing on building its own Spiderman universe with Venom. Though it was far from being a critical darling, the movie gave Sony the hit they desperately needed. Buoyed by Venom's success, a sequel is already in the pre-production stage with Andy Serkis set to helm the project. The movie will be pitting Eddie Brock against his nemesis, Cletus Kasady/Carnage. But, it was obvious that the studio wants to see both Venom and Spiderman face it off on the big screen one way or the other.  Whatever the case may be, Venom 2  is shaping up to be a true R-rated flick, with Tom Hardy himself helping out with the script. While it's too early to know if Tom Holland will make a cameo in the sequel, we should be expecting anything as Sony can now basically do whatever they want with the web-slinger.
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Sherlock Holmes 3: Dexter Fletcher Replaces Guy Richie As The Director

by Kaylen Summers

It's been more than a decade now since we saw any new adventure from Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock. However, recent reports reveal that the distinguished detective of Baker Street will be returning back to the big screens soon. After the first two movies of the franchise were released, Robert Downey Jr was busy with everyone's favorite billionaire Tony Stark a.k.a Ironman. Now that the universe is safe from intergalactic threats, will see him back as the titular detective who solves perplex mysteries with his right-hand-man, Doctor Watson. Jude Law will be returning to the franchise too in the role of Watson. However, Guy Ritchie- who helmed both 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2011’s A Game of Shadows- will not be returning to the director's chair for this one. The director had been busy lately, with his recent live-action Disney remake, Aladdin. But, don't worry. The threequel is still in safe hands as the Rocketman director, Dexter Fletcher will be taking over the franchise from him. The filmmaker had a very successful run with his Elton John biopic that did well both critically and commercially. When asked about the movie and its style, during a recent interview, the filmmaker had this to say: "I think that's inevitable, isn't it? Whenever you have different filmmakers. I'm not gonna ignore what he did so brilliantly before. There will be an element of that, but I will also bring my own voice to it as well and it will be something sort of different. And I suppose that's the idea of bringing in somebody new. We'll see what happens." Flecher was on his press rounds promoting the home-video release of Rocketman. Both the directors have known each other for a very long time. Flecher even stared in Ritchie’s breakout feature, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. When heard about him directing the threequel, Flecher revealed that his pal was apparently very supportive. “He’s very generous about it," he explained, "He’s like, ‘You’re going to have a great time with it. Go and have a great time.’ It’ll be exciting. Robert [Downey Jr.] is amazing. Jude [Law} is fantastic. There’s an incredible cast there and a great opportunity. He’s not around to do it. He’s off doing what he’s doing. So it feels good to be part of that. Guy and I go way back and he’s very generous. I think he sort of finds it rather fun that it’s me.” All plot details about the movie are currently being kept under wraps. With Robert Downey Jr. star power, the movie could probably outdo the previous two flicks which made a combined $1.06 billion at the global box office. The official word on when production will begin is yet to be disclosed. From what we know the movie will film in California and is scheduled for release in cinemas on December 21st, 2021.
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‘The Irishman’ To Have A 210 Minutes Long Runtime

by Kaylen Summers

Yep! You heard it right. Martin Scorsese's star-studded The Irishman will clock in a bum-numbing three hours and thirty minutes. Even though the movie is inching closer to its November release, not much has yet been revealed to about the flick. However, the newly disclosed details about the movie's runtime will surely give fans a heads-up before its official release. When compared with other 'long runtime movies', The Irishman is less than Gone With The Wind (238 minutes), Once Upon A Time In America (229 minutes) and Lawrence of Arabia (216 minutes). However, it is nine minutes longer than Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and 10 minutes than The Godfather: Part II. It was only last month that the film's first trailer got released, featuring the first glimpse of a de-aged Robert De Niro. Even though we haven't heard much about the movie since then, it is obvious now that the film has an incredibly impressive cast including De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. It’s also one of Scorsese’s priciest films yet, with a reported budget of $160 million (£130m). Though the movie gets its premiere at the New York Film Festival on 27 September, it will only be available briefly in cinemas in the UK from 8 November. However, from 27 November onwards, the movie will begin streaming on Netflix. Here is the official trailer for The Irishman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Expe7hf6MU
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Kit Harington To Play Marvel’s Black Knight.

by Kaylen Summers

After the severe backlash following Spiderman's departure, Marvel is trying to calm their fans down with some good casting announcements. Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige revealed at this year's D23 Expo that the Game of Thrones star Kit Harington will be playing the role of Dane Whitman a.k.a Marvel's Black Knight in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe flick The Eternals. For MCU fans, the news comes with tremendous excitement. However, the real cherry on top came when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige sat down with 'Good Morning America' backstage at D23 Expo. When asked about Kit Harington's newest role, Feige shared that we will be seeing more of the character's presence in the franchise than just his debut movie. "He’s a really amazing actor, and this part came up in The Eternals film that we’re doing," Feige said, "We were so happy when he agreed to join, and it is a part that could perhaps grow into something else in the future." Whitman first appeared in The Avengers #47 way back in the 1960s. Descendent to the original Black Knight and nephew to the villainous second Black Knight, Harington's character is the third to bear the Black Knight moniker. After his evil uncle perished after a fight with everyone's favorite billionaire, Iron Man, Whitman inherited the Ebony Blade- a cursed, mystical sword that has been passed down from generation to generation. He then takes up the Black Knight title to restore honor to his family name. The Character has been a longtime member many different versions of Avengers' throughout the history of Marvel Comics. He has also joined up with other popular teams like the 'Defenders' and 'Heroes for Hire'. With the arrival of Disney's streaming service, Marvel will have more creative freedom to explore new characters and stories. A Black Knight TV series can possibly help Harington’s role to grow into something bigger. But, all have to wait till Phase 5 as Marvel’s Phase 4 schedule seems to be complete.
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Michael Bay’s Next Project is Sony’s Black 5

by Emily Keen

If your brain is missing a dose of high-speed action, amidst firing guns and nasty explosions, we have good news! Michael Bay is back to helming, with an action feature titled Black 5. The story is an original idea from the man himself but no details of the plot, have been spilled yet! Reports have it that the movie is being developed as a video game too, just like most Bay movies. Ehren Kruger (Ghost in the Shell) will be doing the screenplay. Bay and Kruger go way back, as they have worked together on the script of multiple Transformer movies. Bay and Erwin Stoff will team up again after 13 Hours to produce the new high voltage action-adventure backed by Sony. The details of Black 5 have not been addressed by the studio for now. The production is expected to begin in early 2020 as reported by ‘Variety’. A typical Bay movie is an assortment of pyrotechnics, flying cars and fast cuts of mad war between patriots and enemies! Oh yes! And how can we forget his signature 360 spin shot! Considering his obsession with style over substance, it is safe to expect Black 5 to be an overhaul of a high energy tussle. Michael Bay’s Transformers property has a cult following around the world and to date remains one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises. The franchise returned to screens in 2018 with its latest spinoff- Bumblebee. The film was a blockbuster and well received by critics and audience at large. It was directed by Travis Knight with Bay as a producer. Michael Bay’s take on shooting films is improvisation to the max and giving the audience a complete visual of his set. His art lies in punctuating the scenes in a way to provide the viewers with a sense of space. Bay’s career highlights include ArmageddonPearl Harbor, Bad Boys, The Island, Pain & Gain and 13 Hours. He is currently working on a Netflix project starring Ryan Reynolds which is expected to release next year.  The director is also working on a sci-fi thriller titled Robocalypse, which happens to be an adaptation of a novel by Daniel H. Wilson. The script is penned by Seth Goddard and the plot is set in the wake of a robot insurgency. For all we know, we have a lot of Bayhem coming up on the big screen in the next two years.
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‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot: Sonya Blade and Kano Casts Confirmed

by Kaylen Summers

The word is out that two more actors have been cast for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie from Waner Bros and New Line. Actor Jessica McNamee is on board to play Sonya Blade, while actor Josh Lawson will be playing the role of Kano. The two actors are in final negotiations to play the iconic characters onscreen.  Jessica McNamee is famous for her role in movies like The Vow (2012) and Chips (2017). But her most notable performance was in last year's The Meg. On the other hand, the Australian actor Josh Lawson is known for his role as Doug Gugghenheim in Showtime sitcom House of Lies. Though not much about the new film's plot is know, there is a huge probability that it will be following the basic premise of the first game, which was set in a world where one-on-one deathmatches in a tournament held on the evil Shang Tsung’s island determined the fate of the world. It was in 1992 that the original video game Mortal Kombat got first released. Having sold more than 49 million copies, it quickly thrived into one of the most profitable video game franchises of all time. In 1995 a movie adaptation of the game was released, with Paul W. S. Anderson helming the flick. The movie went on to gross an astonishing $122 million worldwide and an indirect sequel named Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was released. However, the upcoming Mortal Kombat is expected to be hard R-rated, considering the amount of screen-carnage promised by the Screenwriter Greg Russo. "Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed," Russo tweeted, "MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I'm not gonna say which ones) You'll just have to wait for the movie & see!!!"  Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero), Mehcad Brooks (Jackson "Jax" Briggs), Sisi Stringer (Mileena), and Tadanobu Asano (Raiden, the Japanese god of thunder) were previously announced as cast members for the reboot. British actor Lewis Tan will also be appearing to play a lead role, whose identity is still unknown. The film, currently in pre-production, is expected to begin shooting later this year in Adelaide, Australia. Directed by Simon McQuaid, Aquaman director James Wan will be the producer of the movie. Mortal Kombat is set to hit theaters in March 2021.
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The First look of Sophia Lillis Starrer Gretel and Hansel is Out!

by Emily Keen

The favorite fairy tale of all times gets an all-new spin. Hansel and Gretel our good ol’ bedtime story, is coming to life on the silver screen to scare your sleep away. Only this time Gretel will be center stage. Sophia Lillis of IT and IT: Chapter 2 fame will be playing Gretel. The Orion Pictures’ upcoming horror feature titled Gretel and Hansel will be directed by Osgood “Oz” Perkins. The creepy recreation of the fairy tale classic opens in theatres on January 31, 2020. January is not exactly a prosperous time when it comes to cinema. But Gretel and Hansel might prove to be the Humdinger for the month of trashy movies. Starring alongside Sophia Lillis will be a newcomer Sammy Leakey. The rest of the lineup includes Charles Babalola, Alice Krige, and Jessica De Gouw. Rob Hayes has finished working on the script and the production is already underway. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger are co-producing the venture along with executive producers Sandra Yee Ling, Macdara Kellehe. Sophia has soared to heights of fame with her appearance in Stephen King’s IT franchise. She will be back to play Beverly in the second installment releasing this September. Her big-screen debut was with the 2016 drama, 37. She has also featured in TV mini-series like Sharp Objects, and her own franchise Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Here is the first image of Sophia Lillis as Gretel, sourced from Orion Pictures. gretel-first-look The plot of the re-imagined version of the gothic tale falls along the same lines as its original version. Gretel leads the brother (Hansel) to the woods in search of food and work. Except for this time, they will witness something far more horrifying than only a miserable witch. The director did give away a few details about the plot. This is what he said in his statement: “We tried to find a way to make it more of a coming of age story. I wanted Gretel to be somewhat older than Hansel, so it didn’t feel like two twelve-year-olds — rather a sixteen-year-old and an eight-year-old. There was more of a feeling like Gretel having to take Hansel around everywhere she goes, and how that can impede one’s own evolution, how our attachments and the things that we love can sometimes get in the way of our growth. Sophia Lillis is really fantastic. She has one of those faces that the camera immediately understands, which is something that rarely happens. For my style and for my taste, which tends to be minimalist and a little bit more mannered, she’s really a dream.” Perkins described the plot of the movie as “awfully faithful to the original” fairytale. But will the audience embrace this creepy take on the legend of Hansel and Gretel? Only time can tell!
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Woody Harrelson to Make a Comeback in Venom 2

by Emily Keen

The cinematographer of Venom 2 in his recent interview dropped news about Woody Harrelson being a part of the second installment of the franchise. The sequel will be helmed by Andy Serkis. Robert Richardson (Oscar-winning cinematographer) will be handling the cinematography. Richardson was recently asked why he decided to work on Venom 2. In response to which he gave away a detail about an unknown cast member of the sequel. Woody Harrelson who made an appearance in the end credits scene of the first installment will be making a return in the sequel. This is what Richardson told ‘Collider’: “I was looking forward to entering into that arena with Batman years ago with Ben [Affleck]. I thought, ‘Well this is something I haven’t done that I would love to try to do.’ And then Andy Serkis, who I worked with on Breathe, gave me a call a month ago and said that he was up for this and would I be willing. I’d seen the film. I watched it again, then they sent me a script and I felt like, yeah, I would say yes anyway to Andy just because I would say yes to Andy, but I also think it’s a great… I think it’s unexplored yet, and it’s going to explode, and this film, I think, will help it explode, because you have a remarkable central character with Venom, but now you’ve got Woody Harrelson, who’s going to obviously make his own little entrance here, and we’ll see what else comes in with the Sony Marvel collaboration. I look forward to it. It’s a massive change for me, but I’m excited. I think Hardy is one of our best. He never misses. I so look forward to sitting with him and watching him perform.” We know for a fact that the confirmation of Harrelson’s entry has not come from the higher-ups in Sony or even the Director. But can’t doubt the credibility of information coming from a person inner circle can we? Speaking of the end credits scene we mentioned earlier, it shows Eddie Brock (the host to Venom) approach Cletus Kasady (portrayed by Woody Harrelson) a deranged serial killer for an interview. Cletus says in his final statement “When I get out of here- and I will... there’s gonna be carnage”. The words were spoken and the comic cult went bonkers. Carnage was coming! As per comics, Carnage is a symbiote who takes over Kasady. But, unlike Venom, he has no inclination towards rules and morals. Was that a sneak peek into the plot of the sequel? As of yet, we do not have any reports on the arc of Venom 2. So will it be hard to predict the significance of Harrelson’s Carnage? Definitely! He could be a primary villain our guy Venom is slated to take down. Or he could be a part of the bigger problem altogether. If you are wondering how Harrelson landed as the perfect piece of the puzzle, know that it’s not completely out of the blue. Ruben Fleischer (director of Venom) shared a professional history with the actor thanks to Zombieland. The team thus found the perfect Kasady! As for Richardson, he seems delighted to be a part of the project, and couldn’t wait to work alongside Serkis and Hardy on this highly anticipated sequel. We do have confirmations that familiar faces will make a return in the upcoming installment of the franchise. Michelle Williams will be back as Eddie Brock’s former fiancée, Anne. The possibility of a high voltage red vs black symbiote battle is gaining fad amongst fans. But what the sequel truly has in store will only be revealed in the October of 2020. Stay tuned to Spotflik for more updates on Venom 2.
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‘The Suicide Squad’: James Gunn Casts Comedian Steve Agee as King Shark

by Kaylen Summers

From specifically-themed birthday cake to plenty of speculation and rumors, we all knew that it would be happening one way or the other. Our expectations were not in vain as it is now official that King Shark will be a part of James Gunn's The Suicide Squad and comedian Steve Agee will be cast in the role. Agee will be providing the voice-over to the humanoid super-villain with shark’s torso and a human’s legs. The DC villain created by Karl Kesel first made a brief cameo in the comics in Superboy vol. 3, #0 (Oct. 1994) and later made his first full appearance in Superboy vol. 3, #9 (Nov. 1994). Even though he was a part of the Arrowverse series The Flash, Gunn's new movie will mark his first appearance in a big-screen adaptation. Gunn and Agee have already worked together in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, in which he played the Ravager Gef. However, he is known among fans as a comedian with a knack for stealing scenes. The actor has popped up in everything from New Girl to Superstore to You’re the Worst. He has also voiced for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Netflix’s Twelve Forever. If that is not enough to note how incredibly talented he is, Agee has also written 306 episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was in 2016 that Warner Bros. and DC released the first installment of Suicide Squad, written and directed by David Ayer. Even though the movie went through pretty negative reviews, it became a box office hit earning up to $746.8 million worldwide.  The movie also suffered a bit of tumultuous post-production with Warner Bros. who were desperate on changing the heavily criticized dark tone of their movies. The new movie will be a soft reboot with an original story from Gunn. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran will be overlooking the production. Though sequel will not be having direct ties to the first one, it will be picking up where the 2016 film had left off. Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), and Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) are reportedly reprising their roles from the first movie. Newly added members to the team will be Idris Elba as a yet-to-be-revealed character, David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot Man), Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher), and Flula Borg in a supporting role. The Suicide Squad is expected to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021, with its production starting in September. With Gunn onboard, The Suicide Squad will be shaping up to be one of the most anticipated superhero projects of recent times. Check out this space for more updates about the movie.
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Taika Waititi Confirms; Two Thors for Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’.

by Kaylen Summers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe saw the end of its third phase this summer with Spiderman: Far From Home. With more than a decade of movies behind them, the studio has already been revealing its plans for Phase Four through events like San Diego Comic-Con and this year's D23. One among such big Marvel movies announced at Comic-Con this year was Thor: Love and Thunder. The blockbuster features the return of the fan-favorite Avenger Thor portrayed by Chris Hemsworth. Directed by Taika Waititi, the movie will be the first time a Marvel hero is given a fourth solo movie. Waititi is worth mentioning for his quick wits that breathed new life into the franchise when he helmed the action-packed, cheekily irreverent take on the Marvel superhero in Ragnarok. However, there is another reason why fans are super excited about the upcoming movie. Natalie Portman will be returning back to the franchise to reprise the role of Jane Foster. That's not all. The actress is coming back to the MCU as Mighty Thor. The original God of Thunder is sure to have a run for his money. Oh, wait! What will happen to our Thor if Natalie is the new one? There is no need for confusions as the director himself clarified this confusion. Talking in an interview at Disney's D23 Expo, Waititi explained: "[She's] a Thor. There's still the other Thor, the original Thor. She's not called Female Thor. In the comics, she's called the Mighty Thor. It comes from that comic run. I couldn't be more happy and excited." Jane Foster becoming the Mighty Thor is a major story-arc in the comics. However, we cannot say that movie will be adapting that storyline entirely. In the comics, Jane becomes the Thor after the original Thor became unworthy to wield Mjolnir. But, from what director Waititi recently confirmed, there will be two Thors in the film. The director explained previously in an interview with Variety about how he convinced Portman to return, and how he wanted to finally make the actress into a full-fledged superhero. "I just said to her, 'Are you interested in coming back to this thing, but doing something really different?'"Waititi revealed, "Because another thing, no one wants to keep repeating themselves and no one wants to play the same characters all the time. And I think for her, just coming back reprising that character but in this whole fresh new way, is really what I think would interest anyone. Especially, in most of these films, if you're not a superhero... do you really want to keep doing that? I mean, I wouldn't. I would want to come back and change things up." Whatever the case may be, we are super-excited and eager to see two Thors on screen. Though the movie only premieres in theaters on November 5, 2021, the wait is worth it now.
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Nathan Fillion to Join the Ensemble of Suicide Squad 2

by Emily Keen

Nathan Fillion who is best known for his role in shows like Castle and Rookie will be making an entry into the DC universe. Although it is still unclear on what role he will be land in, the actor has been officially signed for the Suicide Squad 2. The ensemble of the DC comic adaptation includes Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn). New additions to the cast include Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, David Dastmalchian as the Polka Dot Man and John Cena as Peacemaker. And just like Nathan, Idris Elba who is also officially on board the team has some mystery attached to his role as well. James Gunn will be directing the sequel and the pre-production phase has already kicked in. Not to mention this is not the first time James and Fillion have been pairing up for a project. Their history goes way back when Fillion starred in Gunn’s Slither as well as in Super (a dark superhero comedy). Fillion also made his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he voiced for an alien in the Guardians of Galaxy. Is Fillion’s role in Suicide Squad 2 is a crucial arc bearer or will he be seen just as a cameo? Well, that still remains a mystery! Nathan Fillion is adored for his role as Captain Malcolm on Firefly, a series which aired just for one season but still has a cult following. Apart from Firefly, Fillion also starred in popular series like Modern Family and A series of Unfortunate Events. He was the voice of Green Lantern in animated DC series like The Death of Superman. The sequel of Suicide Squad is said to be a total reboot of the first installment. James Gunn has refrained from calling this movie a ‘reboot’ or a ‘franchise’. Apparently, he has headed in a different direction altogether, not taking it down the same path as David Ayer did with Suicide Squad. The plot of the movie is still under wraps. The movie will open in theatres on August 6, 2021.  
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New Set Photo From Fast & Furious 9 Teases The Return of Paul Walker’s Brian

by Kaylen Summers

Anybody who has seen the Fast and Furious movies would know how much the actors care for their friends both on-screen and off-screen. Over the years, each installment from the franchise had brought the crew closer and closer just as 'the family' they portray on-screen. However, the untimely death of Paul Walker was a shock for both them and the fans. The actor died in November 2013 at age 40 during the shooting of Fast & Furious 7. The brothers Caleb and Cody Walker stood in for Paul and helped complete the movie with the help of some CGI. The movie's climax with Brian O'Connor driving off into the sunset paid homage to the actor and the legacy he left behind. Even though we didn't see Brian in The Fate of the Furious, both Caleb and Cody Walker had made it clear that they have no problem standing in for Brian in the future. With that being said, a recent pic posted on Instagram by Diesel revealed him and Cody Walker hanging out on the set of Fast and Furious 9. This has made many fans speculate that we will be seeing Walker again on-screen as Brian. Diesel had this to say in his post: "There is something special that happens every time Cody comes to visit production... Always making Pablo proud! All love, always. ." https://www.instagram.com/p/B1jhLCxFVog/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link It is not confirmed whether Walker's younger brother was there to film something or not. But, we really hope that director Justin Lin has a surprise in store for us. There is also another reason to speculate so.  Jordana Brewster, who plays Dom's sister and Brian's wife will be reprising her role. So the chances of at least having Brian appear briefly on screen is pretty high, even if he's not directly involved in the main plot. Other returning casts include Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson, with John Cena joining the cast as well. The latest addition to the franchise is Michael Rooker who recently signed on for a role yet to be revealed. With their recent spinoff movie, Hobbs & Shaw in theatres, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are reported to sit this one out. Fast & Furious 9 is set to release on May 22, 2020, with Justin Lin returning to the director's chair. The script is penned by series newcomer Dan Casey. If you are looking for more updates about the movie and more, do follow our website for some exclusive Fast and Furious content.
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Disney’s Upcoming Animation Movie Revealed at the D23 Expo

by Emily Keen

Disney has spilled the beans on the film that was holding on to the November 2020 slot. Raya & the Last Dragon is a fantasy action-adventure which draws its essence from the culture of Southeast Asia. The film was upstaged at the D23 Expo by Walt Disney’s Chief Creative Officer, Jennifer Lee. The movie showcases the life of a warrior Raya, who is faced with a challenge of saving the Kingdom of Kumandra against a dark force. And for that, she needs to find the last surviving dragon. The panel members at the Expo had the pleasure of witnessing a splendid 3-minute long footage from the movie. The clip showed Raya (voiced by Cassie Steele) and her younger brother, heading through a lush green forest and finally coming face to face with Sisu. Sisu is a gorgeous pink and teal dragon voiced by Awkwafina of Crazy Rich Asians fame. Sisu can apparently also transform into an old woman. Raya is a highly skilled swordswoman. The movie will be directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins who also have Frozen and Big Hero 6 to their credits. The script was composed by Crazy Rich Asians’ writer, Adele Lim. Osnat Shurer will be producing the venture which is slated for release on November 25, 2020. The plot features an unconventional face of planet earth and a civilization that celebrates the power and wisdom of mythological creatures –The dragons. The dragons have all vanished from the planet except for one- Sisu. The Land of dragon in the age comprises five different clans. Raya takes up the challenge with a bunch of eccentrics to bring unity and light back to the land.  
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Black Panther II Release Date Announced at the D23 Expo.

by Emily Keen

Kevin Feige officially took to the D23 expo stage to announce the release date for the sequel of Black Panther. Black Panther II is coming to theatres on May 6, 2022. Director Ryan Coogler was present at the event too. But as of yet none of the details regarding the movie plot or cast have been made clear. So we have no idea of who the villain is or even the title of the project. Considering the release date of the film, we are thinking the movie will be a part of phase 5. MCU phase 4 as of now consists of Black Widow and Eternals (2020); then Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder (2021). Though there is no official statement as to which phase has been marked for the return of the King of Wakanda. At D23 Marvel studios also made it clear that the Eternals cast will have Kit Harrington on board. The panelists and the audience were treated with the early looks of the stars. The audience also got another look into the world of Black Widow. Disney too showcased exclusive footages from Star Wars: Skywalker and Jungle Cruise. As for the cast line up of the unnamed Black Panther sequel, the details of newer cast have been kept a low profile. Rumor has it that Namor the Sub-Mariner could be the upcoming villain. The status of Michael B Jordan’s involvement in the project, however, remains unclear. There is still a long way for us to hear the Yibambe battle cries, but at least we know that the king will be back with a Fang!  
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Unchartered’s Second Director Has Officially Shaken Off the Project

by Emily Keen

The week seems to get tougher by the hour for Tom Holland and Sony. First, it was the calling off the deal over Spiderman profits with Marvel. Fans are biting Sony’s head off for the abrupt decision. And then comes the news that Dan Trachtenberg has emptied the director’s chair of Unchartered. The 10 Cloverfield Lane director is the second one to bail out on the project. Shawn Levy was the first director who took up the directorial task and then had to drop it because of a slammed schedule. Earlier to that, two more folks including David O. Russell and Neil Burger were being prepped to helm the project. The latest draft of the script is written by Jonathan Rosenberg and Mark Walker. The film adaptation of a game series stars Tom Holland in the lead role and will begin production early next year. Sony confirmed Trachtenberg's exit on Thursday. In May 2019, Sony launched an exclusive studio 'Playstation Productions' solely dedicated to adapt its huge line up of Video games in Television and Films. Unchartered is the first joint venture of Sony and 'Playstation Productions'. The game series focuses on the adventures of Nathan Drake who lives as a treasure hunter. The fourth Series of Unchartered was a huge hit and sold around 15 million copies worldwide. The movie, however, will narrate Drake's life as a child and how he grows to become a treasure hunter, rather than directly diving into adulthood. None of the other cast except Tom Holland is announced as of yet. But considering the project already has a release date, the word on the remaining cast members should be out in the coming months. Unchartered will be Holland’s fourth movie to open in theatres next year. His other projects include Dolittle, Pixar’s Onward and the long-awaited Chaos Walking which will release later in 2020.  
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Ezra Miller Revives Dying Hopes, Lists The Flash as one of His Upcoming Projects

by Emily Keen

DC’s extended universe has faced quite many obstructions and The Flash is definitely at the forefront of all quandaries. The project has been under development for a long time now. But Ezra Miller pulsed up dying hopes in his recent interview. Warner Bros. usually bets its money on sequels based on the success rate of predecessors. Apparently Justice League’s flat performance did not work in the favor of the ‘fastest man alive’. And without a doubt, The Flash’s production is bearing the brunt of its big-time failure. But Ezra Miller’s latest statement comes as a ray of hope for the fans who eagerly await a solo flick of the scarlet speedster. In his recent visit to Seoul, Miller confirmed to ‘W. Korea’ that his upcoming projects include Fantastic Beasts 3 and The Flash. Miller’s contribution to DC has so far been restricted to cameos he played in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. And later in Zack Snyder’s Justice League he got a significant screen time made the best use of it. Miller in the skin of Barry Allen was loved by the audience for his naïve and outlandish spirit. It would not be wrong to say that he in his capacity added life to an otherwise dreary script of Justice League. The movie significantly disrupted the dynamics of DC in its wake. Ben Affleck stepped down as Batman and Henry Cavill’s future as Superman dwells in a dungeon of doubt. However, the major setback for The Flash has been the relentless shuffling of Directors. The film has seen at least 4 directors renouncing the project over creative differences. That is basically on Ezra Miller himself as he insisted on a screenplay which is more on the darker side as opposed to the vision of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The duo wanted the script to size up into a fun and playful experience. Similar differences arose with Seth-Grahame Smith and also Rick Famuyiwa when they took up direction of the speedster romp back in 2016. Andy Muschietti has been sitting tight on the director’s chair since arrival and we hope it stays the same. With the stability at the director’s chair and a word of confirmation from Miller, the red streak is sure to light up the screens sometime in 2020.
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The ensemble of Ghost Draft Just Got More Interesting!

by Emily Keen

Stand up comedian Theo Von is the latest addition to the cast of Ghost Draft. The Sci-fi thriller will be directed by Chris Mckay. The movie brings together an exciting ensemble which includes  Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, JK Simmons, Betty Gilpin, and Sam Richardson. The script penned by Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque follows the experience of a man of the family who gets drafted to the future to fight a war that shall decide the fate of humanity. It all relies on the man’s ability to confront the issues of his past. The movie will be produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David S. Goyer, Jules Daly, and Adam Kolbrenner. Von is currently busy with the Dark Arts tour which seems like a huge success with all shows sold out around the globe. This might need him to reorganize his filming schedule of Ghost Draft. Amidst the busy schedule, Von will still continue doing his weekly podcast This Past Weekend. The podcast is a huge hit with 5 million downloads a week. Skydance developed Ghost Draft along with Paramount and will be producing and financing the venture. The David Ellison owned company is also known for some major franchises like Mission Impossible and Star Trek. Von's latest big project was called No offense, a stand comedy streaming on Netflix. It didn't invite much of applause and was poorly acclaimed for being cliche. Looks like Von's career could use a breath of fresh air and Ghost Draft has arrived just in time.
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The Coach of 12 Mighty Orphans Finally Has a Face

by Emily Keen

Luke Wilson has officially stepped in the role of Coach Rusty Russel. 12 Mighty Orphans is a feature adaptation of Jim Dent’s novel of the same name. It documents true life events of a group of orphans chasing the title of Texas Football champions. To summarize the plot- It shows the journey of a football coach and his team who inspires the crippling nation struck by Great Depression! The Bottle Rocket star has an interesting line up of movie coming later in the year. Berlin: I Love you released earlier in 2019 and his upcoming projects include “The Goldfinch” and Zombieland: Double Tap. The story of 12 Mighty Orphans is set in the era of WWI. Rusty Russel, trying to come to terms with his bitter past as an orphan, feels obligated to turn the fate of others like him. On discovering about the boys he decides to trade in as their coach and transforms them from a bunch of amateurs to potential champions. The script has been penned collectively by Ty Roberts and Lane Garrison. The film will be co-produced by Mike De Luca, Houston Hill, Angelique De Luca in association with Greenbelt Films' Brinton Bryan. Production shall kick-off by fall. It will be filmed in Fort Worth, Texas as dictated by the original narrative. Wilson in the skin of Russel seems like a pretty interesting choice given his journey that highlights comedy flicks as his forte. But then again it would be unfair to pigeonhole the actor into one genre since has maintained the balance when it comes to the choice of projects. Although his major credits do come with a stamp of humor. In recent years he has dived into multiple low key ventures and even TV series and like DC's Stargirl and Showtime's Roadies. The hustle and shuffle only point to his gleaming versatility. The 12 Mighty Orphans seem to be in good hands after all!
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Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss Returning to Matrix 4

by Emily Keen

The year 2019 has been the year of franchises and as we speak, another one seems to have revived after a long long time.  Matrix 4 has been announced and we have familiar faces making a return. As reported by ‘Variety’ Lana Wachowski will be writing and directing the movie. Good news is, Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss will pair up again as Leo and Trinity for the fourth installment. Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have teamed up to back this project which will return after a gap of 15 years. The film is likely to begin shooting by the start of 2020, but producer and distributor Warner Bros. have not yet announced an official release date for the film. Matrix landed in 1999 as one of the trailblazing sci-fi action thrillers inspiring a revolution in the world of science fiction. Considering the level of effort that goes into the creation of a Sci-fi marvel like Matrix, progressively perfecting the effects to meet the standards of the time, will take at least a year. So we can predict the release date will move further into 2021. Keanu Reeves proved his worth as an action hero through the very Matrix Trilogy. Back in the days, Carrie Anne Moss was not a very familiar name either before she starred as Trinity in the Franchise. She portrayed the role of a hacker who had the ability to break out from the Matrix. Both actors did their lifting quite well and that was also a major factor in the success of the Matrix Universe. There is still a degree of uncertainty around Morpheus’ character which was played by Laurence Fishburne. The fourth narrative involves the younger self of the character as reported by trade report. This essentially points towards a recasting. Fishburne and Keanu Reeves have however teamed up outside the matrix franchise for a couple of movies including John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The first Matrix movie was considered a game-changer and grossed over $460 million at the box office. It was not just the sci-fi storyline that fired up the brand. Everything from culture to the filming was unique and par excellence. The subsequent movies in the trilogy were a definite success but unlike the predecessor were not at the top of their game. And just like that, the franchise faded into oblivion. But the announcement of the unnamed fourth sequel has awakened the sentiments of the Matrix cult. And having the same faces recreate the electrifying chemistry of Leo and Trinity stirs up further nostalgia.
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Spiderman Retreats from MCU as Marvel and Sony Call Off their Agreement

by Emily Keen

News is out that Sony has called off its agreement with Marvel in response to Disney’s demands over Spiderman’s collections. Post the massive success of Spiderman: Far From Home, the news comes as a shocker. Though not for Sony as it is definitely capable of carrying forward the Franchise as it did earlier. For fans who loved Marvel's involvement in the creative process, this comes as a disappointment. Sony went public confirming the news on Tuesday night. “Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise. We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film. We hope this might change in the future, but understand that the many new responsibilities that Disney has given him – including all their newly added Marvel properties – do not allow time for him to work on IP they do not own”. “Kevin is terrific and we are grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.” Sony said in its statement. The reps of Disney and Marvel were not available to clear their side of the story. Post the split Kevin Feige, Vice President of Marvel Studios will not produce any Spiderman films. But as Sony has hinted, things may change in the future. What exactly caused this abrupt decision? Disney apparently insisted on a half and half agreement on co-financing the MCU Spiderman movies which Sony outwardly rejected. The Current arrangement gets Marvel a five percent of the gross box office revenue that a Spiderman movie makes. Disney’s proposal would have proved a substantial boost to MCU’s share. Sony, however, wanted things to remain as they are. Disney could not be unhappier and let the deal go void. Disney and Sony’s talks on splitting the Spiderman profits have been in talks for months now. As a part of an update to the deal that closed in 2015, Marvel would produce the movies while Sony still owned the brand and the retained creative, distribution, financial control. Disney’s offer of update would cover the future Spiderman movies that are currently in development. As reported by 'Deadline', Sony’s executives Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra rejected the demands without even a counteroffer. Sony’s decision implies it is pretty much convinced of the success of the franchise without any involvement from the mouse house or MCU. Sony’s upcoming lineup of projects is also very rich with Two Spiderman films, Venom 2, a Morbius movie and a film about Kraven the Hunter. Marvel does not seem in the bad place either! With the recent acquisition of Fox by Disney, MCU now has access to an assortment of comics that it always wanted to bring into its universe. The X-Men Franchise will now be under Fiege’s umbrella who also wants to pull Deadpool into the Marvel world. But will he not regret losing his favorite Spidey? Most importantly what does this mean for the MCU fans who loved having Spiderman in their favorite verse? After having delivered high voltage romps like Endgame and Far From Home, Spiderman had become a crucial force in the MCU dynamic. Will fans be able to come to terms with the fact that the awkward and funny Peter Parker will never cross paths with other marvel heroes? As we dig deeper, numerous questions arise and complexities seem evident. Only time will tell the impact of the decision on the future of the Spiderman franchise.
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Michael Rooker is the latest addition to Fast and Furious 9

by Emily Keen

Guardians of Galaxy fame Michael Rooker is officially on board for Fast and Furious 9. The sizzling line up made of Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, and Helen Mirren will now be joined by Finn Cole, Anna Sawai, and Vinnie Bennett. Rooker who played Yondu (Peter Quill’s mentor) in the Guardians of Galaxy, landed the role of Buddy in the ninth sequel of The Fast and Furious series. His addition to the roster was confirmed by ‘Deadline’. Yondu’s character dies at the end of the second volume of the Guardians of the Galaxy while saving Peter Quill. Superhero movies are known for invariably scheming resurrections, but that won’t happen to Yondu. Director James Gunn made it pretty clear that he had no plans of bringing Rooker’s character back to life in Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 3. With the production kicked off in June 2019, not many details of Fast and Furious 9 are known yet. Justin Lin is back at the helm after having amazingly delivered the pitches of third through sixth parts of the franchise. The script is penned by Daniel Casey. Rooker already has Harold Becker’s Sea of Love, Tony Scott’s Days of Thunder, Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning and Oliver Stone’s JFK to his credits. The year 2020 seems quite overwhelming for Rooker who will also star in Amazon’s The Dark Tower pilot. His imminent projects for the year include Fantasy Island releasing on February 28 and Monster Problems on March 6. Fast and Furious 9 will be hitting the screens on May 22, 2020. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will not be a part of the film thanks to their commitments to Hobbs and Shaw. But it would be interesting to watch where the script goes with Rooker’s coming in. Also for fans who crept out thinking this could be a wrap, be assured that the tenth installment is already in place with April 2021 locked in for release.
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Spiderman: Far From Home to Re-release with Extended Cut

by Emily Keen

Spiderman: Far from home will sling back to the theatres on August 29 with a full scale extended cut. The extended version will be showcased in IMAX and other large formats in select areas. The web-slinger re-release promises four minutes of brand new action sequences that will get fans pouring in for the second time. The sequel starring Tom Holland proved a major success on Sony’s watch. The Sony/Marvel spin-off opened locally on 2nd July and went on to be the biggest success in Sony’s 95-year-old history. It is now officially Sony’s highest-grossing exclusively owned project beating Skyfall, as ‘Deadline’ reported this morning. It is also the only non-Disney movie to hit $1B this year. It’s been three weeks since the film smashed a record of worldwide collection and Sony decides to role the dice one last time for the Labor Day weekend. Far from home has Spidey coming to terms with the death of his mentor while trying to stick to his old reputation of a friendly neighborhood Spiderman. It is just heartwarming to see a kid who just had a battle of universal scale coming back to his old awkward form. Just as his life is starting to spell normal another other-worldly threat looms in. And there begins a battle that will in true sense determine his worth as an avenger. The selling point remains to be Holland’s adorable Peter Parker. Him wanting to pour his heart to his love interest (Zendaya) and then messing up his love story for his duties as a superhero is phenomenally portrayed. With the forever likable Holland and eagle-eyed Fury watching his six, they throw in more charm with Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. He picks up the thread dropped by Tony Stark, taking up as Parker’s new mentor. What else would a winning Spiderman script look like? And the re-release! Well, that just looks like a success party where fans get to savor up the experience with extra spice.
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Good boys saves the day for Universal post the abrupt ban on The Hunt.

by Emily Keen

Good Boys ranked number one at the box office this weekend.  The original comedy had the second-highest opening behind Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Funeral. This is Universal’s second original film of the year to reach number one after Us in March. Universal’s low budget line up apparently seems to play well at the field. But that’s not all that the original R rated comedy accomplished. It managed to grab the top spot with one Disney studio release in the running. Disney movies are notorious for invariably calling dibs on the first two spots when it comes to collections. The story of Good Boys revolves around boys in their pre-teens who set out on the journey to uncover the norms of sexuality in anticipation of a kissing party- through a series of shenanigans and forbidden activities of course. Remember Porky’s (1981)? Except Porky’s was about teenagers! Gene Stupnitzky in his directorial debut has served the plot just right and with consistent hilarity and a hint of uniqueness to an abundantly rich genre. Although $21 million may not be a very impressive opening collection, for mid-August, the #1 spot accomplishment stays noteworthy for an R rated original comedy feature. Hobbs And Shaw went on to take the second spot in its third week. The Fast and Furious spin-off could not retain it’s the top position for obvious reasons - a dreary script that lacked conviction. It surprisingly stands tight in the household with the Chinese market is yet to throw in into the global collection. The Disney remake The Lion King stood at the third spot with $11.9 million. The movie is now the tenth highest-grossing movie of the time with a global collection of $1.4 billion.
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Idris Elba Wants to Return as Heimdall. Will It Be In ‘Thor 4’ or ‘Loki’?

by Kaylen Summers

Idris Elba is one of those actors who joined the MCU during its early days. The actor first made his appearance as Heimdall in 2011's Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh and went on to play the role in both Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. Elba also made a brief appearance in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and in Avengers: Infinity War- where the character met his unfortunate end in the hands of the mad titan. Now, it seems like the actor is hoping to return back to the franchise. That's pretty ironic coming from Elba, as the actor clearly expressed his remorse in playing the character with a wig and contact lenses for hours. He even blasted the experience in an interview from five years ago. idris-elba-mcu-return2 However, during a recent appearance on ABC Radio that Elba was asked about his role in the MCU to this point and in the future. Though character perished in the opening scenes of Infinity War, the actor was pretty open in expressing his desire to return back to the franchise. "Of course," the actor said. "Listen, Heimdall is essentially part of the god family. So you know, he essentially could be alive. I'm just saying! I'm just putting it out there. The Heimdall character goes way back into, you know, the Thor mythology, And I'm sure there will be an interesting way to bring that alive. Of course, I would. Yes." Loki also died in Infinity War, but we will be seeing him in the upcoming series show on Disney+. So, as true fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we don't mind seeing Thor's best pal and keeper of the Bifrost back in action once again. With that being said, the only thing left is to decide when and where we can expect Heimdall's return. Of course, Loki's upcoming show is a perfect place as the story is taking place on a different timeline formed as a consequence of the 'time heist' in Endgame.  However, it will be more sensible for the actor to be returning back in Waititi's 2021 film, Thor: Love and Thunder. If that's not working out with Fegie, there is also Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3. Who knows. Maybe we will be seeing some 'Asgardians of the Galaxy' after all. What do you think? Is there any possible way for Heimdall to return back to the MCU? Or is it the last of him? Let us know in the comments below.
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Henry Golding will star in upcoming GI Joe Spin off?

by Emily Keen

Buzz is that Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding will be the lead of upcoming G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes. The film will be directed by Robert Schwentke who also has Insurgent and Red to his credits.  The script has been crafted by the writer of Beauty and the Beast’s Evan Spiliotopoulos. Snake Eyes was initially launched in Hasbro’s 1980 GI Joe’s toy line.  The live-action reboots of GI Joe featured actor and martial arts artist Ray Park in the role of this enigmatic assassin. Paramount and Hasbro are looking to experiment with the franchise post the not so successful landing of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In the recent writer’s gathering aimed at pitching in ideas for a new script, majority zeroed in on exalting Snake Eyes. This decision was highly driven by the character’s popularity among the viewers. Snake Eyes is a ninja commando onboard G.I. Joe’s anti-terrorist military wing. The stealth warrior is accompanied on every mission by his pet wolf Timber. He follows a pitch-black dress code in contrast to his antagonistic counterpart Storm Shadow. And since a family spin to a story always works, Storm Shadow happens to be Snake eyes’ blood brother. The battle between the two has set a benchmark in the history of cinematic sword fights. Now that’s one square off we all would love to savor without any distractions and limitations that occurred in G.I. Joe mainstream scripts.  There is still some confusion going around the overall storyline being a reboot or a sequel. The last two movies of the property did not prove a major success. Even a gleaming line up of a star cast with Dwayne Johnson and Channing Tatum could not set the box office on fire. Explains why Paramount is desperate for a change! Henry Golding has already worked up his charm on-screen with a successful rom-com flick that released last August. There is also a lot of hype around his upcoming holiday movie Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke. The ex television presenter is still in talks for the role of Snake Eyes. But we hope he lands the role since it demands someone of his charisma.
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‘Doctor Doom’ Script Is Ready. Noah Hawley Waiting For Feige’s Call.

by Kaylen Summers

With Disney's $71.3 billion mergers with Fox earlier this year, the future of franchises like X-men and Fantastic Four remains in a lot of uncertainty. It's obvious that the final decision is up to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who teased a possible reboot of Fox's Marvel properties during the studio's presentation at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Now, Legion creator Noah Hawley reveals that Feige recently asked him if he was still working on Doctor Doom. Even though Hawley was ready to read the final script to him, Feige didn't call him back afterward. Talking about the incident, Hawley had this to say: "I mean, where it stands is now that the movie is done and Legion is done and I've taken a little time off because someone told me there was this word 'vacation,' which means you don't work, which sounded really interesting to me. But you know, I need to circle back to them and announce that I would love to make it and figure out if that's something that is possible. "Whether or not they already have a plan in place for what to do with those characters or whether they're open to my kind of vision for what to do with those characters. But it's sort of on me right now to go push them, which I will do as soon as I come up for air." In the comics, Dr. Doom is the arch-rival of the Fantastic Four. Giving supervillains their own solo movie is not something that Marvel usually do. Though Warner Bros' DC (Suicide Squad, Joker) and Sony (Venom) have successfully attempted such runs with their baddies, we don't think that Disney's child-friendly approach will be happy with the idea. Besides that, Feige's primary focus (if he is planning on doing anything with the newly acquired properties) will most probably be on integrating X-men into the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe. That sounds more practical in every sense than a standalone supervillain movie. However, let's hope the best for Hawley to make his Doctor Doom come alive on the big screen.
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Bautista To Star In Undercover Thriller ‘Traphouse’

by Kaylen Summers

Dave Bautista is marking his name on the Hollywood map with some of the most anticipated projects lined up for release. The latest addition to his already busy slate is the new action thriller movie Traphouse. The movie will see the former WWE star and his longtime manager Jonathan Meisner’s Dream Bros Entertainment reteaming with Signature Films. The two production houses worked previously on Final Score last year, which starred Bautista and Pierce Brosnan. Talking about the movie, Bautista had this to say: "Traphouse is a project that we’ve been working on for years. We're thrilled to be working with Marc and his team at Signature to bring [Traphouse] to life, and in Gary, we've found the perfect writer to infuse our original fast-paced action movie with tons of heart." Fast & Furious creator Gary Scott Thompson will be penning the script for the undercover spy thriller. Thompson is known for his scripts for 88 Minutes and TV's Last Vegas. The upcoming movie follows an undercover DEA agent and his partner who embark on a cat and mouse game with their own rebellious teenagers. The teens have been robbing from a dangerous cartel, using their parents’ tactics and top-secret intel. Over the years, Bautista moved from playing brief appearances- like in Smallville and Chuck, to key roles in movies like The Man With the Iron Fists and Riddick. However, it was with his performance as Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, that the actor became part of the big-budget Hollywood. The actor is now part of other franchises including films like Blade Runner 2049, Escape Plan, Hotel Artemis and 2019's Stuber alongside Kumail Nanjiani. Traphouse is slated to release next year.
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James Wan To Produce Adaptation of Horror Novel ‘The Troop’

by Kaylen Summers

When it comes to making horror movies, no one does it better than James Wan. Now the man behind the Conjuring universe is all set to give us another bone-chilling experience from the genre. But, this time he will be on the producer's seat. The Aquaman director is developing an adaptation of Nick Cutter’s book The Troop. Cutter is a horror pen name used by Craig Davidson, who also writes under the name Patrick Lestewka for the genre. Recently, Wan's production house Atomic Monster announced that it has acquired the rights to adapt the book into a movie. E.L. Katz, who directed episodes of Syfy’s Channel Zero, will be helming the adaptation. Writers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald are said to pen the script. james-wan Originally, The Troop revolves around a group of young Boy Scouts who are off with Scoutmaster Tim on an uninhabited island for their annual camping adventure. They find a strange starving man there and welcome him into their camp. You know where this is going, right?! The sick man unleashes a gruesome parasite, which leads to a battle between the infected scouts and the healthy ones. No wonder why Wan was so interested in the project! Along with Atomic Monster, the movie will also have JS Entertainment and Starlight Media as producers. However, the company has its hands full at the moment, with their next project The Conjuring 3 set for release on Sept. 11, 2020. A Mortal Kombat movie is also in the preproduction, along with There’s Someone Inside Your House for Netflix. There is also an untitled project to be directed by Wan. Wan is also on board for the Aquaman sequel. But that's another story. Stick around and we will give you an update on that.
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Will There Be Batman In Suicide Squad 2? James Gunn Answers

by Kaylen Summers

From production issues to studio interferences, the DC movies have always had a hard time in theaters. Even with such a massive franchise in hand, Warner Bros. was only able to get three hits- Wonderwoman, Shazam! and Aquaman, from all the DCEU movies that they brought to the big screen. However, the studio is trying to get back on track with some exciting projects lined-up. One among them is the sequel (a soft reboot, to be exact) of Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. For superhero movie fans, Gunn is a familiar name for his exceptional work as the writer-director of Guardians of the Galaxy- Vol.1 and Vol.2.  The director signed on to helm The Suicide Squad months after his firing from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Though he was eventually reinstated to work back in MCU, Gunn promised fans that he will finish the Suicide Squad movie first before working on any other project. Since the movie is a soft reboot from the original one, fans were curious to know if batman would be appearing in the movie. David Ayer's Suicide Squad in 2016 had Ben Affleck appear in several cameos as Batman. Even though fans are not expecting Affleck to return as Batman, they will be super excited if there will be a cameo of Matt Reeves' Caped Crusader. When one of the fans asked this question to Gunn, the director responded by saying: "You can check out Batman in The Batman June 2021. The Suicide Squad will feature mostly, you know, The Suicide Squad." https://twitter.com/NateBrail/status/1160657149850214401 Sadly there won't be Batman in The Suicide Squad. However,  we will be having plenty of familiar faces in the long-developing project. Margot Robbie will be back for her third appearance as Harley Quinn, with Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller). There will also be some new faces involved, including Idris Elba, John Cena, and Storm Reid. The Suicide Squad is set to hit theaters on Aug. 6, 2021.
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Disney Plans For A Aladdin Sequel. Will It Be ‘The Return Of Jafar’?

by Kaylen Summers

Yeah, yeah! We all know how frenzy Disney is when it comes to 'reimaging' their classic tales. Over the past few years, the Mouse House has been on a streak of remaking their old animated features into live-action ones. Even though the critics are not at all happy with these retellings, the box-office numbers are enough for the studio to continue making such flicks. But, don't underestimate these movies as lousy remakes. They are at the top of the game when it comes to budget, visual effects, star power, and promotions. And as a result, they smash through millions at the box-office. The 2019 movie Aladdin is a perfect example of this. The movie was a huge win for not only the studios but for Actor Will Smith and director Guy Ritchie as well, giving them their highest-grossing film so far. aladdin-2-movie With Aladdin receiving such a huge response at the box-office, it is obvious that the studio will work on a sequel for it.  Recently producer Dan Lin revealed in an interview that the sequel is very much in the cards. Lin explained: "We have now. We certainly when we first made the movie wanted to just make the best movie we could and let audiences tell us if they wanted to see more. And I would say resoundingly audiences want to see more. They've watched this movie multiple times. We have lots of fan letters about people who really go back and they bring their friends and bring their family. And so we feel like there's more story to tell. "We are going to treat it the same way we treat the original Aladdin movie and not going to do a shot by shot remake of anything that's been done before. We're really looking at what's been done before in the past and the home video, and there's just more story to tell with the underlying materials. So without giving away too much, we are certainly exploring where we can go with this franchise." Though Aladdin was a live-action remake, many changes were made to the original version of the story. So, we are curious about how the studio will be developing a suitable script for its sequel. The old animated feature had an indirect sequel named The Return of Jafar. From what we know, the new sequel will not be a direct adaptation of any movie, but an amalgam of various source materials- including the short-lived animated series as well.
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Edgar Wright’s New Psychological Thriller Gets Release Date

by Kaylen Summers

Anyone who saw 2017's Baby Driver will not be forgetting the director of the movie- Edgar Wright, for his unique style of story-telling and visual comedy. Two years after his summer smash hit, the director is back again with another original flick. But, this time Wright is all set to deviate a little from his iconic style for the London-based psychological thriller. Titled Last Night in Soho, nothing much has been revealed about the movie so far. However, during the early stages ahead of filming, Wright revealed that the movie will be a thriller which will remind many fans of Nicolas Roeg's 1973 thriller Don't Look Now and Roman Polanski's 1965 feature Repulsion. Finally, we got the official confirmation from Focus Features that the movie is slated to release on Friday, September 25, 2020. If the date remains unchanged, then we will see the movie face off against The Many Saints of Newark, the upcoming prequel film to The Sopranos. edgar-wright-new-movie However, Last Night in Soho has an impressive cast to power it to the top of the box-office. The movie will star Anya Taylor-Joy (New Mutants), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Michael Ajao (Attack the Block), Synnøve Karlsen (Clique), Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), Terence Stamp (Superman), and Rita Tushingham (A Taste of Honey). Wright will be co-writing the script with Penny Dreadful's Krysty Wilson-Cairns. The film will be produced by Wright, Nira Park, and Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. It will also be released overseas by Universal Pictures International. There is no doubt that Baby Driver helped Wright to mark his name on the Hollywood map. The movie starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Bernthal, went on to gross $226 million worldwide. It was also a massive hit with critics and received three Oscar nominations. With the upcoming movie, Wright will surely make his way into the list of top Hollywood directors. In the meantime, we will keep you update more about Wright and his new psycho-thriller.
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Will Tarantino’s 10th and Final Movie Be A Horror Film?! Here Is What The Director Says

by Kaylen Summers

We all know that Quentin Tarantino's 10th film would be his final one. The director himself has made it clear many times over the past. However, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood being his ninth movie and his biggest box office hit so far, high expectations seem to build up among fans for his next and final original flick. The hype is real and it's no wonder why Tarantino seems to have a hard time pinpointing a perfect project for his tenth movie. The director has been juggling through many projects for the right one it seems, including a rated “R” take on Star Trek and even a third film in the Kill Bill series. However, in a recent interview, the interviewer asked Tarantino if his 10th and final movie could be a horror-centric one. The director's response was as follows: "If I come up with a terrific horror film story, I will do that as my tenth movie. I love horror movies. I would love to do a horror film. And I do actually think that the Spahn Ranch sequence is the closest to a horror sequence because I do think it's vaguely terrifying. And I didn't even quite realize how good we did it, frankly, to tell you the truth, until my editor told me. [My editor told me,] 'The Spahn Ranch sequence is a horror film. 'Oh, really? It's good? It's working?' He goes, 'No, no, no, Quentin, you don't understand. It's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with a budget. It's like Brad Pitt is walking into The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It's fucking terrifying.' I go, 'Wow, I'm glad! Really?!' Because I hadn't seen anything. And when I look at it, I think, 'Yeah, this is sorta like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' which is about as good a compliment as you can make." Tarantino is not new to the genre. He wrote the vampire action flick From Dusk Till Dawn for Robert Rodriguez and even took a supporting lead role in the first act. His Grindhouse contribution Death Proof was sort of slasher film with a killer Stuntman named Mike using his car to kill women. Even his movies are known for heavy onscreen violence and bloodshed. As fans of the director, we can only hope that we will get a chance to see a full-fledged horror film written and directed by Tarantino.
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Taika Waititi’s Next project is a Soccer Documentary, Not Thor 4!

by Emily Keen

Taika Waititi’s upcoming project is Next Goal Wins. The film is based on a British soccer documentary of the same name and was directed by Mike Brett and Steve Jamison. The feature adaptation of the documentary will have Iain Morris working on it along with Taika Waititi. Fox Searchlight has effectively backed Waititi with his abrupt new project. Next Goal Wins depicts an uplifting account of the American Samoa soccer team. Dutch coach, Thomas Rongen takes up the challenge to train this team against the tide of their “forever losers” reputation to becoming strong World cup contenders. The doc premiered at 2014 Tribeca Film festival and also created quite a buzz at British Independent Film Awards by winning the Best Documentary. This classic "underdogs prepping for a winning streak” narrative, has won hearts with its comical mood. And who better than Waititi, to serve a strong storyline with a dash of humor? Imaginarium Productions owned by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish bought the rights to this documentary in 2015. Following which, they approached Waititi to direct the adaptation who then got Garret Basch to produce it. For a director to write and direct three completely different movies and yet deliver an incredible experience each time seems challenging. Starting from Jojo Rabbit, Next Goal Wins and then Thor: Love and Thunder, the ride seems pretty schizophrenic. Marvel’s Thor 4, will kick start production at the beginning of 2020. It was surprising to see Waititi giving a nod to another directorial venture in the wake of Jojo. But since Next Goal wins is relatively a smaller project, it shall wind up well in time for the helmer to begin with the MCU sequel. Disney has locked in November 5, 2021, for the release of Thor: Love and Thunder. Fox Searchlight seems head over heels for Waititi post making of Jojo Rabbit. Set in the era of Nazi Germany Jojo Rabbit is a satirical depiction of the life of a naïve young boy. The feature stars Scarlet Johanson, Rebel Wilson and Waititi himself in a very crucial role. It is set to release on October 18. The period drama is galloping high hopes of an Oscar. The New Zealand based actor turned director has introduced audiences to the most pristine regions of the comical spectrum. It would be interesting to watch how he recreates the impact of a successfully narrated soccer story with a “Waititi spin” to it.
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New GI Joe Spinoff Movie To Feature Undercover Specialist Chuckles

by Kaylen Summers

Even the die-hard fan of the old G.I Joe lineup may not be familiar with the undercover expert: Chuckles. But don't worry,   we will be seeing the character from the comics, making a big-screen appearance in what is reported to be a spin-off from the franchise. Paramount and Hasbro have already announced the upcoming movie Snake Eyes months ago. The new spin-off can build up to a G.I Joe Cinematic Universe sometime in the future. Reportedly, writers Josh Appelbaum and Andrew Nemec, who wrote Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, are attached to pen the script. The pair will also be writing the Tom Clancy-based thriller Rainbow Six for Paramount. gi-joe-movie The immensely popular G.I. Joe was first adapted as a live-action movie with 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The movie grossed over $300 million at the box office and paved the way for the sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). The movie added Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the cast and performed even better at the box office, grossing over $375 million. Though Paramount sought to continue the success of the franchise with a third installment called G.I. Joe: Ever Vigilant, the movie didn't even make it past pre-production. Initially reported to be released in 2016, the project juggled directors and eventually wound up in development hell. With Snake Eyes spin-off, G.I Joe is all set to return back to the silver screen once again. Directed by Robert Schwentke (Insurgent, Allegiant), the film will follow Snake Eyes' journey to Japan for training and his eventually joining the G.I. Joe team.
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Why Amanda Seyfried Turned Down To Play Gamora In Guardians Franchise?

by Kaylen Summers

After the devastating events of Avengers: Endgame, you will be a fool to not know 'who Gamora is'. Unless of course, you are friends with this guy! why-is-gamora The green-skinned step-daughter of Thanos is an integral part of the MCU and one of the main members of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. With Zoe Saldana acing the role as Gamora, its obvious that Marvel did a pretty good job at casting the right person, right?! But, it now turns out that the studio had someone else in their mind before Saldana. During a recent interview, the Mamma mia! star, Amanda Seyfried revealed that she could have been Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. The actress stated: "I turned down one [superhero role] once and they haven't called back since. And it was a big'un. I don't regret it because I didn't want to be green for six months out of every year. They tell beautiful stories through superheroes, and my daughter's now really obsessed with superheroes now, and part of me wishes I'd done it, but the other part of me is like 'I had a life to live' and I don't think I would've been happy." The actress is currently promoting her new movie The Art of Racing in the Rain, which hit theaters this weekend. You can check out the full interview clip from the MTV International YouTube channel below. https://youtu.be/QXOH7dko0EU
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Thor: Love and Thunder’s Script Is Finished. Shoots To Begin Early 2020

by Kaylen Summers

This year's San Diego Comic-Con was full of surprises and one of the most exciting news came from Marvel's Hall H panel. Fans were thrilled to know that Thor will be getting his fourth installment, as the whole cinematic universe is moving into its phase four. It is a known fact that the Thor movies were not fan-favorites until Taika Waititi showed up for helming Thor: Ragnarok. The director gave the character the right twist of humor and made fans want more of him. With the new movie, Waititi will be returning back to the director's seat and we are sure that he is all set to tickle our funny bones. Recent reports reveal that the director has already finished the script for the movie and the filming is set to begin by early next year. However, before returning back to MCU, he will be finishing off the soccer movie Next Goal Wins for Fox Searchlight. The shooting for this movie will be starting quickly and it is believed that Waititi will be diving into his MCU flick as soon as it is wrapped up. The new Thor movie will obviously see Chris Hemsworth reprising Thor Odinson and Tessa Thompson returning as Valkyrie. But that's not all. According to what was revealed at Comic-Con, we will also see the return of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who will take on the Mighty Thor mantle. For those who are into reading comics, this comes as no surprise. The idea of Jane becoming the new Thor was brought to the world first by Marvel Comics writer Jason Aaron. Now, it seems like Waititi will be taking some inspiration from that storyline. If all goes well and the shooting starts by early 2020, we will be seeing the new female Thor on-screen in Thor: Love and Thunder by November 5, 2021.
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Dictionary.com Roasts Disney’s ‘Home Alone’ Remake

by Kaylen Summers

From talking teapots to kingdoms far, far away, Disney is known for bringing out the most imaginative narratives ever. The never-ending tales from the House of Mouse have always been dear to many generations and still holds a warm place in our hearts. However, the studio is recently obsessed with remakes. We are not just alone talking about the live-action retelling of old classics. Disney, with its upcoming streaming service, has announced the remake of hit movies like Home Alone, A Night at the Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Cheaper by the Dozen. If you think that your childhood just got ruined, then you are not alone.  Dictionary.com is one among the many who feels the same way. It was only recently that Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that the studio will be working on "reimagining" Home Alone and other fan favorites. The new versions will be produced for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Properties like Home Alone initially belonged to Fox Studios. However, with Disney's $71 billion acquisition of the company's assets, they are legally free to do anything they want with these memorable hits, including ruining the perfectly-made original movies with remakes, reboots, or spinoffs. While some of us were grumbling in dislike to the announcement, 'Dictionary.com' took it to their twitter page and roast the Hollywood giant with their popular 'Word of The Day' hashtag. Here is the tweet: https://twitter.com/Dictionarycom/status/1159111097246502913 From what is known,  Home Alone will be the only movie to get "reimagined" for now. Meanwhile, spin-0ffs of the movies like Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are reported to be produced. Though Disney+ will be launching this November, we are still not aware of who will be staring and directing in the new Home Alone or other remakes/spin-offs. Let's just hope that it will not be a total "blasphemy" after all.
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It’s Official! Andy Serkis is Directing Venom 2

by Emily Keen

Andy Serkis will be calling the shots for the sequel to ‘Sony-MCU’s’antihero antic – Venom 2. Serkis took to his Instagram to validate the news of him stepping into the MCU film franchise as the helmer. Venom (2018) is a ‘Sony pictures’ powered venture and a spin-off from Marvel’s Spiderman franchise. Starring Tom Hardy, the movie was poorly acclaimed for a mechanical build-up of a storyline and squeezing in untimely humor. Although critics slammed this movie left and right, nothing stopped it from bringing in a massive 856.1 million USD. Hardy’s acting chops did a major save to a sloppy script then. As for the sequel, he will be writing the script himself, in addition to starring in it. Serkis at ‘TCA’ press tour revealed that Hardy has already begun working on the script along with screenwriter Kelly Marcel. He said, “Tom is very involved with the writing with Kelly Marcel of the new story, so it’s very much centered around their take”. He went on to express his excitement of finally being able to work with Hardy. “I’ve known Tom for many years and I have always admired him hugely as an actor and producer. We’ve always wanted to work together directly. I am deeply excited to work with Tom Hardy and to work with all the great actors who are involved in it. It’s a fantastic franchise. I am really honored to have been asked to direct it and it feels like it’s a very contemporary story. I think it's going to be hopefully an extraordinary piece of cinema” he added. Hollywood is currently experiencing a trend of obsession with screenplay and writing. Studio reps gather a bunch of writers and screenwriters to pitch in ideas for a movie before they grab the best ones. This happens mostly in case of franchises. We really can’t wait to see how the Marcel-Hardy team-up works for Venom 2. Recent reports state the deal between Serkis and Sony was closed earlier this week and the shoot shall begin by fall. This is Serkis’ third attempt as a director, the first two being Breathe(2017) and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle(2018). Andy Serkis is known for his legendary performance in the Lord of Rings Trilogy as Gollum. He is known as the wizard of motion-capture performance and is also incredibly CG savvy.  This is what conveniently bagged him this role as a director for Venom 2! He got a knack of direction while sharing second unit direction role with Peter Jackson for the Hobbit trilogy. He has performances like Snoke in Star Wars and Klaw in Marvel's Black Panther to his credits. It is only left for us to see if his charm can turn around Venom’s dreary reputation among critics! Sony has still not spilled the beans on the release date of Venom 2. Although there are reports of an MCU sequel hitting screens in the October of 2020! Could be the last piece of the puzzle we are looking for.
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These Ghostbusters 2020 Set Photos Will Make You Nostalgic

by Kaylen Summers

When it comes to iconic movies, none is more recognizable than Ghostbusters. Released during the '80s the original movie and its sequel were nothing short of blockbusters. The movies kick-started a wide range of spin-off cartoon shows, merchandises, theme-park rides, and eventually became one of the most influential pop culture artifact of all time. Though the studio was eager to cash-in on the fame with a third installment, the production never happened. However, in 2016 the studio decided to do a gender-swap reboot of the original. The movie crashed and burnt at the box office, receiving severe backlash from the fans. This put the future of the whole franchise in jeopardy and it was obvious that the studios were up for another shot. Yet, in early 2019 Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and an Oscar-nominated filmmaker shocked fans everywhere with the announcement that there is going to be another Ghostbuster movie and it is going to be the direct threequel to the original. Nothing much about the movie was disclosed and all we got was a small teaser that didn't reveal much (only some easter eggs and other teases). Despite all this secrecy, the internet blessed us with some set photos. Here are some of those photos that popped up online: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0yghz4gB6s/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link https://twitter.com/Paulrudddontage/status/1156399724565544961 https://twitter.com/cathdoll1/status/1156790175789285376 https://twitter.com/MoreHorror/status/1158193366867181569 https://twitter.com/MI_Ghostbusters/status/1157522209625268229 Though these new Ghostbusters 2020 images certainly don’t give away anything new about the plot, it is sure to create some true nostalgic sense for its die-hard fans.  Now, all we can hope is that this newest attempt at bringing back Ghostbusters will somehow be enough to truly satisfy these fans. Whatever the case may be, we will keep you posted.  
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‘Happy Death Day’ Director Is Back To Direct For BlumHouse Again

by Kaylen Summers

Let's all admit that Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U  were two refreshing hits that we never expected from BlumHouse. Directed by Christopher Landon, the movies made quite a buzz at the box-office and became favorites for both movie fans and critics. However, neither BlumHouse or Netflix wanted to go for a threequel. Thus the fate of the Happy Death Day trilogy was left uncertain with just two installments. Earlier this summer, Landon himself confirmed on Twitter that there will be no third installment. https://twitter.com/creetureshow/status/1151491893663952896 Now, it seems like Landon is back working for the studio again. But it will be for another horror flick. Jason Blum of Blumhouse will also be a part of this secret horror movie project as a producer. Not many details about the movie are known as of now. Although, there are rumors that the movie is about a killer wreaking havoc in a small town. Sounds familiar? Yes!! It's another slasher film. But don't worry. Since it's Landon, we can expect some fresh narrative. His previous two films were also slasher films. But they stood out as rare gems from the production house for their novel narrative style and slant towards humor. That does not mean Landon is just about humor alone. Before debuting as a director, he began his career as a writer, co-writing Disturbia and later working on the screenplays for the second, third, and fourth Paranormal Activity movies. He made his debut as directer later with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and caught the attention of audiences with the 2015 zombie comedy movie Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. This guy really knows what he is doing! With that being said, we sure are waiting to see how the new slasher from the director will be like. Some say that it is going to be a reboot of Scream. But, right now we are happy that he is back in action with BlumHouse.
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Clowns in cinema hall?! ‘It: chapter 2’ promotional events go wild

by Kaylen Summers

Americans! Get your clown suits on for the September Alamo Drafthouse It chapter 2 screening event.  The cinema chain is hosting a special screening only for people dressed as clowns. So, if you aren’t creeped out by the clown on screen, the one besides you will definitely make your blood go cold. That’s right! They dare you to walk out without acquiring coulrophobia! Alamo Drafthouse has a really impressive take on promotional events. But seems like this time they have taken it to a whole new level. The audience need not replicate pennywise head to toe. Few strokes of white paint on the face, a red foam ball nose, oversized trousers and you are good to go. It-chapter2-movie 11 American cities are in for this spine chilling drive of 2 hours 45 minutes. Yes! Andy Muschetti has revealed the epic runtime of the movie. The makers are not letting their British fans down either. “It Chapter 2: The Vaults Experience” is a smothering underground journey into Pennywise’s world. 11000 square feet of London's unused railway tunnels are being prepped for a downright heebie-jeebies ride. The event is said to bring to life some of the epic sets from the movie. A highly interactive experience where the fans will totally feel like a part of 'The Losers Club'. It’s free of charge and open to the public. August 31st, save the date. And watch out, he could be anywhere!
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“There IS a Snyder Cut”, Kevin Smith Reveals

by Kaylen Summers

It seems like the whole fire ragging around the 'Snyder Cut' is not going to settle down anytime soon. For more than two years, DC fans have been trying all they can to get a glimpse of the original Justice League. Though there is no actual evidence that such a cut exist, fans believe that there is something closer to Zack Synder's vision out there. Now, director Kevin Smith declared that the Synder Cut is no myth. The director confirmed that the fan theories are indeed true and that the Synder Cut exists. It was in a recent interview that the topic came up. Kevin responded by saying: "I've not seen it firsthand. And also to be clear, I know Zack, but it's not like, 'We're f****** tight son!'... That being said, I've spoken now to enough people at various levels in that production. There IS a Snyder cut. For sure. That's not a mythical beast. It exists. "Now, it's not a finished movie by any stretch of the imagination. There were things that went away from the story that they shot that didn't wind up going into (visual) effects or anything like that. So I would assume, based on what I've been told, that large sections of that Snyder Cut are, you know, pre-viz (with) a lot of green screen. We're not talking a finished movie. When people hear 'Snyder Cut' in their heads, they think about, like, a DVD they've seen of an extended cut or something that's finished. The 'Snyder Cut' that, again I haven't seen, but the one I've heard everyone speak of was never a finished film. It was a movie that people in production could watch and fill in the blanks. It was certainly not meant for mass consumption." justice-league While Marvel Studios was busy building a whole Cinematic Universe for their comic book characters, Warner Bros.-owned DC was working on Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. Though there is no debate that Nolan's movies are considered as the best comic book movies ever made (till date), DC (Warner Bros.) missed their chance to retaliate against the MCU with something of their own. The Marvel Cinematic Universe branched itself into one of the most profitable franchises in Hollywood. Meanwhile, DC was left with just three awesome Batman movie and one really, REALLY bad Green Lantern movie.  But, the studio was not going to give up that easily. With visionary director Zack Synder, they decided to assemble their team of superheroes (but a little too quick). The result was Man of Steel, Batman vs Superman (excluding non-Snyder films like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam!) which finally ended in Justice League. But, before the movie was even finished, Synder was removed as the director (though he was given credits) and Joss Whedon was appointed to 'lighten up' the movie. The awkward reshoots and inconsistent tone resulted the movie to fail at the box office. Ever since then fans are in a constant rage, asking Warner Bros. to release Synder's original version of the movie. If what Kevin Smith told about the Synder Cut is true, then it is obvious that we will not be seeing any of it. The studio will not be spending more cash on an already doomed franchise. But for now, let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for a miracle.
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Kevin Hart Bags the Buddy Comedy Remake Project: ‘Uptown Saturday Night’

by Kaylen Summers

The word is out and official! Kevin Hart has bet his acting skills on Uptown Saturday Night -one of the classic buddy comedies of the 70s. The delightful comic flick directed by Sidney Poitier who also starred in it back then, will now have Rick Famuyiwa in the director’s chair. The story revolves around two friends who somehow wander into a nightclub full of underworld criminals. The plot unfolds as they are mugged of multiple items through the night amongst which is a lottery ticket, the one thing they try to reclaim the remainder of this hilariously written action-comedy. The remake will be handled in the gloves of Warner Bros. which is also the studio to prep the original movie. Kenya Barris is done writing the most recent draft and is also set to co-produce the venture. Will Smith with production company #Overbrook, and Hart and John Cheng through their production house #Hartbeat are the other producers. Hart definitely seems to be the smart choice to be the protagonist for the remake. But we are still unclear on the choice of actor to play his buddy. Although with Famuyiwa directing and Barris on the writer's table, we already have our hopes of “a fresh spin to the classic” pretty high. Uptown Saturday Night is just another addition to Kevin’s exciting galore of movies in the pipeline. The actor is all set for the release of Jumanji sequel this December. Speaking of remakes, Hart has also cleared his dates to recreate the magic of an 80s' “vacation-gone-wrong narrative” – The Great Outdoors.
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M. Night Shyamalan To Make His First Marvel Movie?

by Kaylen Summers

It is easy for anyone to recognize a good M. Night Shyamalan movie. The director has made a name for himself in Hollywood from his famous plot-twists movie-endings. But that is not what fans are talking about right now? Everyone wants to know how good his way of story-telling will be in one of the most profitable Hollywood movie franchises. Yes! You heard it right. We are talking about Shyamalan directing an MCU movie. There is no doubt that the director is a fan of comic books. His “Eastrail 177” trilogy is a good proof for that. The loose series of superhero-themed movies encompasses 2000’s Unbreakable, 2017’s Split and 2019’s Glass. When asked if Marvel Studios were to reach out, Shyamalan said: "We've talked a couple of times. All good. I love what they do. They're amazing." m-night-shyamalan While it would be awesome to see the director do an MCU movie, it doesn't look like M. Night Shyamalan will be working on anything soon. However, Shyamalan is a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "The first Iron Man was excellent. Excellent", he explains, "I remember meeting (director Jon Favreau) at a party once and I told him, you know, I went over to him specifically, I just said, 'I thought you did something really, really deft, this grounded humor and the way Robert (Downey Jr.) really brought this flavor.' Of course, that became the Marvel brand, that type of humor. But at that time when I saw it, I was super taken because it was really super grounded. Even to this day, I still find it the most grounded of the MCU." Even though Phase 4 is only set to start next year, rumors about Phase 5 is already underway. Keanu Reeves' name is popping up a lot lately and we are sure to get some names from the Phase 4 slate in Phase 5 as well. Mahershala Ali starring in Blade, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men are some of such projects expected. Even if Shyamalan doesn’t end up doing an MCU movie, at least we’ve still got his own take on the superhero genre to enjoy.
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Bruce Lee’s Daughter Disheartened By Her Father’s Portrayal In ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

by Kaylen Summers

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood may have been a smash at the box office. However, it seems like not everyone is happy with it. The daughter of Bruce Lee has criticized Tarantino’s depiction of her father in his new film. Though the actor Mike Moh's performance as martial arts legend Bruce Lee was praised by many, what provoked Lee's daughter was how her father was represented in the movie. In a particular scene in the movie, the actor is seen challenging Brad Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Booth to an on-set fight. The events take place during the filming The Green Hornet TV series. Lee is talking to the bystanders about how he could take on Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali, in a fight. Cliff disagrees with his boasting and the two exchanges insult. But, it doesn't end there. The two eventually decides to go for a best two-out-of-three fight. Lee wins the first and Tooth wins the second. However, they were not able to complete the third round. once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-bruce-lee-02 Talking about the scene, Shannon Lee had this to say in a recent interview: "I can understand all the reasoning behind what is portrayed in the movie. I understand that the two characters are antiheroes and this is sort of like a rage fantasy of what would happen... and they're portraying a period of time that clearly had a lot of racism and exclusion. I understand they want to make the Brad Pitt character this super bad-ass who could beat up Bruce Lee. But they didn't need to treat him in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive." Shannon explains further by saying how her father had to work "triple hard" among the white actors to reach his position in the industry. "Here, he's the one with all the puffery and he's the one challenging Brad Pitt. Which is not how he was," she continues, "What I'm interested in is raising the consciousness of who Bruce Lee was as a human being and how he lived his life. All of that was flushed down the toilet in this portrayal, and made my father into this arrogant punching bag." Bruce Lee is considered one of the most iconic legends of all time. With notable works like Enter the Dragon and Game of Death, the actor had made a name for himself in Hollywood. Shannon's comments may make some critics rethink about the whole movie. Meanwhile, Tarantino has not yet responded to her comments.
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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Writer Promises Justice For Han

by Kaylen Summers

For Fast & Furious fans, Han is not someone who can easily be forgotten. During the events of the third film in the franchise, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the character played by Sung Kang was killed off. The character became a fan-favorite that the makers of the franchise made him stick around by setting the subsequent films prior to those events. But the timeline finally caught up to Tokyo Drift at the end of Fast & Furious 6. Han dies in the movie in a terrible car crash and it was finally revealed that Deckard Shaw is the one who is responsible for Han's death, as retribution for his brother Owen (Luke Evans). This made him the most personal villain yet for Furious Seven. However, in the upcoming spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw, Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs has to form an unlikely alliance with Jason Statham's villain Shaw, leading the character to have a redemption story. It is obvious that the character will soon become part of the "family" as well. Unfortunately, some fans are not so willing to forgive Shaw for murdering their favorite character. They soon started the “Justice for Han” campaign online and it seems like makers are also aware of it too. "I love 'justice for Han'. Sung Kang is a great friend, and Han is a character that I adore", says the Fast & Furious writer, Chris Morgan, "I would say that the super-arc for Deckard Shaw is going to be one of the most interesting, cool, rewarding character arcs in the franchise. Justice for Han is owed. It's something we have discussed for a very long time and want to give the right due to. I think the audience will be satisfied and should know it's coming. There's a line in Hobbs & Shaw that is right before the battle in Samoa where Shaw says to his sister, 'There's things I've done that I have to make amends for.' That line was specifically written and put in there just to let everyone know that he is talking about Han, it is on his mind. It tortures him, and he's going to get to it." The ninth installment of the franchise is already underway, with Justin Lin back in the director's chair. But, it doesn't seem like Deckard Shaw will be back for this one. With the writer promising a satisfying arc, we hope that a Fast & Furious 10 will have answers for our questions.
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’21 Bridges’ Delayed Two Months to November 2019 Opening Date

by Kaylen Summers

Guess it will be taking a little more than expected for us to see Chadwick Boseman back on the big screen. Recently it was announced that his upcoming thriller will be pushed back by two full months. The movie will be switching from its September 27 release date to November 22  because of a crowded opening date. Initially, the Chadwick Boseman-led crime thriller was contenting against films like Joker. However, with the change in release date, the movie will be going against Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers movie A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Frozen 2 and the Reed Morano-directed revenge thriller Rhythm Section from Paramount. Yup! Not crowded at all!!                   However, STX doesn't consider the new release date as a misfire. The crime thriller is clearly being marketed to older audiences, so there won't be a lot of overlap between its target demographic and the families that head out to see the Frozen sequel that same weekend. This leaves Rhythm Section as the only possible direct competition to the movie. With the Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo as the producers, it won't be much of a problem to get a win over the revenge thriller. "We think this move is the best thing for the movie and we believe the 22nd is a great date that allows this film to play into the pre-Thanksgiving holiday, and it becomes true counterprogramming," says an STX Spokesperson about the move. Directed by Brian Kirk (Luther, Game of Thrones) and written by Adam Mervis, 21 Bridges follows an NYPD detective who takes extreme measures to capture a pair of cop killers by closing all of Manhattan's 21 bridges to prevent them from escaping the area. Here is the movie's Comic-Con trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67VLGkmYFuw&feature=youtu.be
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‘Baby Driver 2’ Is Happening; Says Ansel Elgort

by Kaylen Summers

Baby Driver can easily be ranked as the best among Ansel Elgort's movie performances. Released in 2017,  the movie is liked by both audience and critics for its immensely likable protagonist and a killer soundtrack. Director Edgar Wright scored his biggest hit in the U.S by collecting $107 million domestically and $226 million worldwide for his summer smash hit. With such a successful product in hand, it's no surprise to see Sony push the filmmaker to pen a script for a sequel. The director himself has told in an interview shortly after the release of “Baby Driver” that distributor Sony was eager for him to do a sequel. “It is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there is somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters, especially Baby,” Wright said. “[With] most sequels, you have to contrive something so they go back to square one, unless there’s somewhere deeper for them to go. I think with ‘Baby Driver’ there’s more that you can do in that realm, and I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice anymore.” edgar-wright Though no further updates about it came out, Elgort who plays the titular character has recently revealed that Baby Driver 2 is happening. "Yes, I think it's gonna happen. I think there will be 'Baby Driver 2.' It has a different title, actually. You're gonna have to ask Edgar [Wright] that, though," says the actor. But, having a script alone is not enough assurance that the sequel will happen. The project still needs to get a final green light from the studio to go into production. Even if the script gets approved, it will take more time to appear back at the box office, as the director and actors are working on different projects currently. Edgar Wright is currently filming his new thriller, Last Night in Soho.  In addition, he is also working on a documentary about the band Sparks. Meanwhile, Ansel Elgort is playing one of the lead roles in Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story. Lily James, who plays Debra, is also busy as she is set to star in the Downton Abbey movie later this year. However, if everything goes right for Wright, we will hopefully see his first direct sequel.  Till then, let's go watch Baby Driver again- which is now available on DVD, Digital, Blu-Ray, and 4K.
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Martin Scorsese‘s ‘The Irishman’ To Premiere At NYFF. See First Look Images

by Kaylen Summers

From Taxi Driver to Goodfellas, director Martin Scorsese is known for his crime-filled epics. The latest addition to the list will be the highly anticipated The Irishman which will have its world premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. The movie reunites Scorsese with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, and will also mark his first collaboration with Al Pacino. What else do we do to be excited, right? Well, there is more. The movie will also feature a younger version of actors with de-aging VFX from 'Industrial Light and Magic' and cinephiles had been aching to know how it looks. Fortunately, the makers have finally decided to release a first look from the movie. Though they are still putting the finishing touch on extensive VFX work for the movie, the newly released first look images look sleek. IrishMan-First Look First Look- The Irishman The two images released feature Pacino’s Jimmy Hoffa and De Niro’s Frank Sheeran. The Irishman will also star Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, and Jesse Plemons. The movie is all set to premiere at the end of September. However,  there is no release date set for theaters or Netflix at this time. Talking about the movie premiere at the New York Film Festival, Martin Scorsese said: "It's an incredible honor that The Irishman has been selected as the Opening Night of the New York Film Festival. I greatly admire the bold and visionary selections that the festival presents to audiences year after year. The festival is critical to bringing awareness to cinema from around the world. I am grateful to have the opportunity to premiere my new picture in New York alongside my wonderful cast and crew." The movie is based on true events and is adapted from the book I Hear You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.  Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian will be penning the script. According to the New York Film Festival, The Irishman is a "richly textured epic of American crime, a dense, complex story told with astonishing fluidity." With that being said, we can't wait to see the movie soon and are hoping for a trailer from the movie soon before the premiere. Don't worry! We will make sure that you won't be missing any of the action.
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Tarantino Gets His Best Opening Weekend With ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

by Kaylen Summers

It was obvious Tarantino never stood a chance of surpassing the family-friendly The Lion King at the box office. However, the actor did score his career-best opening weekend with his latest film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Starring Brad Pitt, Leo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie, the film earned $40 million in its first weekend, topping Tarantino’s personal best weekend opener, 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, which gathered $38 million in its opening weekend. However, it was not enough to take down Disney's Lion King reboot to win this weekend's number one spot at the box office. Nine films into his career, Tarantino remains one of the few directors who can generate a blockbuster opening with an original film. Starring two of the industry’s biggest box-office draws, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt,  the movie travels back to 1969 to visit the movie industry undergoing changes in with cultural tides. DiCaprio, who plays a fading television star, and Mr. Pitt, his longtime stunt man, and best friend, navigate the shifting terrain. https://twitter.com/SonyPictures/status/1155532332046024704 With Sony spending more than $90 million to produce the film, the reviews have mostly been positive for the director's R-rated look at the golden age of Hollywood. The movie even scored an 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. However, they would not be enough for it to get a break-even success. The film does have a long way to go for that and with this pace, everyone is hopeful that the movie will surpass Tarantino's all-time record of $165 million from Django Unchained. With only one tentpole picture remaining this summer (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Once Upon a Time in Hollywood should have plenty of room to stretch its legs through August. Till then, you can check out the rest of this weekend's numbers: 1 The Lion King 2 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 3 Spider-Man: Far from Home 4 Toy Story 4 5 Crawl 6 Yesterday 7 Aladdin 8 Stuber 9 Annabelle Comes Home 10 The Farewell
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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984 Reshoots. DC Fans In Fear.

by Kaylen Summers

Reshoots are normal. But when you hear a DC movie is getting reshoots, it is inevitable to expect the worse. Warner Bros. have a pretty solid track record of ruining DC movies with their reshoots, and we have plenty of examples to prove it. Now, the Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, is reportedly back in London for reshoots and fans seems seriously nervous about it. https://twitter.com/WonderWoman84HQ/status/1154067310468096000 Production on Gal Gadot Wonder Woman 1984 commenced in the summer of 2018 and wrapped in late December of the same year, and the fans were eagerly awaiting the sequel to the record-breaking first film. However, director Patty Jenkins pushed the movie to from a November 2019 release to June 2020. She wanted to have a June release same as the first movie which opened in June 2017. With no other official details announced about the reshoot, fans are speculating many theories. Some are even believing that the reshoots are in order to incorporate a new Batman and Superman replacing that of Ben Affleck's and Henry Cavill's from the existing DCEU. There is no doubt that the Wonder Woman movie is the only consistent movie from the  DCEU (Worlds of DC) so far. Though Aquaman and Shazam! were also box-office hits from the studio, the future of these movies is still unknown. In addition, the studio recently announced that it is changing strategies from focusing on a shared universe of stories to more standalone films tied to the directors' vision. Considering that, a new soft reboot with Wonder Woman seems far fetched. In any way, all questions will be answered with the release of Wonder Woman 1984- starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wigg, Pedro Pascal, Natasha Rothwell, Ravi Patel, Gabriella Wilde, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
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Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Crosses $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

by Kaylen Summers

After Sony's Spiderman: Far From Home, Disney's live-action Aladdin remake blasted past the $1 billion mark at the global box office. The movie marks the fifth Disney-branded live-action release to do so, alongside Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, and the second and fourth Pirates of the Caribbean films. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the movie is a remake of the original 1992 animated movie and stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. aladdin-will-smith Aladdin gave star Will Smith and director Guy Ritchie entry to the billion-dollar club for the first time. Earlier this month, Smith thanked his fans for making Aladdin the highest-grossing film of his career. the actor said: "To be in this game as long as I’ve been in this game, and to have my biggest movie at this point in my career, I just want to say thank you." Ritchie shared a video on Instagram thanking his "enthusiastic and creative" cast for making it one of his most successful films ever. Massoud, who portrayed Aladdin in the film, also posted a celebratory video online on Friday, in which the actor said: "I told people six months ago that I thought Aladdin would hit a billion. I got laughed at quite a bit, I got dismissed but I believed in what we were showing people and the heart and soul that we put into the film and what the film represents... I’m really glad to say that we’re officially the most ethnically diverse cast to ever lead a film to the billion-dollar club." Aladdin opened with $117 million over the Memorial Day back in May.  The movie collected $343.1 million domestically and $656.2 million internationally, led by $98.8 million in Japan, $81.4 million in Korea, $53.3 million in China and $45.3 million in the UK.
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This Endgame Deleted Scene Will Make You Emotional All Over Again

by Kaylen Summers

Avengers Endgame marked the end for one of the most epic cinematic saga in movie history. The death Tony Stark towards the end of the movie left us with teary eyes. However, months after Avengers: Endgame, a new exclusive deleted scene from the film was unveiled online and MCU fans may need some more tissues. The clip shows the heartbreaking moment when Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man/Tony Stark sacrifices his life to save the universe on the battlefield. Instead of the scene fading into black, as shown in the theatrical release, the Avengers are seen paying a touching tribute to Iron Man. Pepper Potts gives Tony Stark a final kiss as the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes slowly dropping to one knee in honor of the fallen Avenger. Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye is the first to kneel and bow his head. Soon, one after the other, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Nebula (Karen Gillian), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) kneel down in front of the fallen hero. Though the scene does not appear to be completely finished in terms of CGI, an extra minute of footage would have been a worthy addition to the Avengers: Endgame rerelease a few weeks ago and MCU fans would probably have responded to it better. Whatever the case may be, the rerelease did help the movie become the highest-grossing movie of all time, beating out James Cameron's Avatar. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo explained in an email about why they excluded the moment: "It’s a beautiful scene with moving performances, but we filmed it prior to Tony Stark’s funeral. The funeral scene ultimately became a more resonant and emotional reflection on Tony’s death for us." What do you think about the deleted scene? Watch the clip and let us know: https://youtu.be/ZKy5actIzn8
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Jennifer Lawrence To Star In True Crime Thriller ‘Mob Girl’

by Kaylen Summers

Jennifer Lawrence is going to be a mob girl! The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in the on-screen adaptation of Teresa Carpenter's 1992 true-crime book “Mob Girl.” Academy Award winner Paolo Sorrentino has been tapped to direct the adaptation with Angelina Burnett (Halt and Catch Fire, The Americans) writing the script. In addition to starring in the movie, Lawrence is also producing the movie alongside Justine Polsky through their production company, Excellent Cadaver. Sorrentino will also produce the project alongside Wildside’s Lorenzo Mieli. The 28-year-old actress will be playing Arlyne Brickman, a mob wife who becomes a police informant against the powerful Columbo crime family. Brickman who was raised amongst racketeers on the Lower East Side of Manhattan becomes attracted to the mob lifestyle. She eventually becomes romantically involved with “wiseguys” and ultimately turns into an informant against the Columbo crime family. lawrence-mob-girl This film will be the first project under the recently announced, first-look film deal between Excellent Cadaver and Makeready. Taking about the project, Makeready head Brad Weston said: "Seeing this story from a woman's point of view is a fresh and exciting approach to telling a classic mob story. We could not imagine a more perfect team of stellar filmmakers, with Jennifer starring in a tour de force role and Paolo at the helm, to bring Arlyne's strength and unique perspective to life on screen." Jennifer Lawrence was talking a break from acting and the last time we saw her on-screen was in last year's Red Sparrow. She did appear in Dark Phoenix. But technically the movie already wrapped production back in 2017. However, the actress is back on track, lining up her next slate with several intriguing projects. Currently, she is starring in another production on A24’s “Untitled Soldier Film,” with director and first-time filmmaker Lila Neugebauer. Carpenter’s Mob Girl: A Woman’s Life in the Underworld was released in back in 1991 and was later awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The release date for this film adaptation of the work is yet to be announced.
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‘Clerks 3’ Is Happening. Kevin Smith Rewrites Script For Jeff Anderson To Return

by Kaylen Summers

A threequel to Clerks was facing production crisis back in 2018 when the director Kevin Smith was not able to bring the complete cast together. It was later revealed that approximately two months before production would start, actor Jeff Anderson was the one who dropped out from the movie. The actor played Randal Graves in the first two Clerks movies and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. With Anderson quitting on the franchise, the movie was stuck in production hell for what it seemed like an eternity. Kevin Smith kept himself busy with movies like Tusk and Yoga Hosers and TV shows like Supergirl and The Goldbergs. However, the director finally decided to revisit the View Askewniverse later this year with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.  But that not all, Kevin has also promised that Clerks 3 is happening. clerks-movie The filmmaker was at San Diego Comic-Con this year to promote his latest movie, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, when a fan predictably asked about Clerks 3. Kevin explained that though the script he originally wrote was something he was proud of, it wouldn't be the one they're going to adapt. "When I wrote Clerks III, I wrote it during a weirder darker point in my life, and it's kind of like the King Lear of our movies", he said, "I love it, it's one of my favorite scripts, but it's dark. It's bleak, and it's not what Dante and Randal deserve. We're never going to make that version of Clerks III, but I'm going to write a different Clerks III and we're going to make that f****** film, I promise. And in a world where we got to bring Ben [Affleck] back, I'll be able to bring Jeff [Anderson] back." clerks-movie-2 Clerks helped Kevin Smith kick off a career in a big way. The 1994 black and white became an Indie hit after screening at Sundance. The sequel, Clerks II which was released in 1996 and also proved to be a success. The fact that Kevin was able to reunite with Ben Affleck for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot has made fans hopefully about the threequel. However, whether or not the third installment will actually get off the ground remains to be seen. In the meantime, all we can do is to keep the View Askewniverse train going by watching Jay and Silent Bob Reboot- soon to hit theatres. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHI_TemTawM
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Zero Ownership In ‘Rocky’ Franchise; Sylvester Stallone Reveals

by Kaylen Summers

There is no doubt that Rocky is iconic. The four-decade-old franchise has spawned one of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises and made Stallone memorable forever. The actor's long career owes a lot to the memorable character of Rocky, the underdog boxer (and let's not forget John Rambo). "It’s like my brother," he says. "It’s the only voice that I can say what I want without being ridiculed, or being silly, or being precious or sentimental because he is that way." rocky-the-movie However, in an hour-long interview with 'Variety' magazine, the actor candidly revealed his resentment for not being given any ownership of the franchise that he helped launch with the 1976 original film. The movie was conceived, wrote and starred in by Stallone and it became the highest-grossing film of the year, winning three Oscars, including Best Picture. Though he had a crucial role in the eight Rocky movies that followed (including the Creed and Creed II spinoffs), he was yet not given full ownership of the series. The actor explains: "I mentioned it a few times because after Rocky II came out and made a ton of money and then Rocky III hit and made more than all of them, I said I’d like to have some ownership since I invented it. And that never happened. So I have zero ownership of Rocky." Its is over 40 years that the actor is speaking out about how he’s still sore about not seeing money from the series that he could have left to his children after his death. He also finds it himself responsible for not pushing the issue enough. rocky-punch-movie Stallone says: "I think there was a certain code of business conduct, maybe not as much now, but back then, that you don’t ruffle the feathers of the golden goose. The studio is the power, the agency relies upon them, and the attorneys are the go-betweens. When I finally confronted them [just before Rocky IV in 1985], I said, ‘Does it bother you guys that I’ve written every word, I’ve choreographed it, I’ve been loyal to you, I’ve promoted it, directed it and I don’t have 1% that I could leave for my children?’ And the quote was, ‘You got paid’ And that was the end of the conversation." It is true that Stallone helped bring one of the most iconic franchises to the silver screen. However, it will be unfair to consider the huge millions the actor made by starring in these movies. Reportedly, Stallone recently received a $15 million for his supporting role in Creed II too. Then again, the money is nothing compared to how much the studios are making from these blockbusters. The actor will be coming back to the big screen again as Rambo in Rambo V: Last Blood coming to theaters on September 20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vWg5yJuWfs
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