However, he’s known about Chris Rock’s interest in all things Saw ever since the two of them met at a Variety party in 2014, a year before Whannell’s directorial debut, Insidious 3, came out. Per Leigh Whannell’s telling of the story, Rock didn’t seem too interested in him when they were introduced, but when Rock’s agent told him that Whannell wrote Saw as they were walking away, the SNL alum turned around and told Whannell how he was a big fan of the franchise.
Apparently The Call Of The Wild has trouble drawing the line between being realistic and being just the fun family movie that it wants to be. Yolanda Machado called out the film’s villain, played by Dan Stevens of FX’s Legion, Beauty and the Beast and Downton Abbey. Here’s what she said in her review on The Wrap:
J.D. Dillard, the director behind indie sci-fi films Sleight and Sweetheart, has been tapped to direct a Star Wars project, with Luke Cage writer Matt Owens penning the script, The Hollywood Reporter has just learned. However, as of right now, it remains to be seen if this Star Wars project will be a theatrical offering or be put on the Disney+ streaming service.
Understanding that Grace has become a serious danger to both herself and them, Aiden and Mia need to find escape or refuge, but are handicapped by their cell phone being dead. Their solution is to go into the attic and barricade themselves in until their father finally makes his way back to them. Staying safe for this long proves to be an untenable situation, however. Needing to use the bathroom, Mia makes her way back downstairs slowly and carefully… but the efforts aren’t enough. Grace not only manages to find her, but Richard’s gun as well.
So, you’ve spent all day streaming Map of the Soul: 7, the latest album from Korean artists BTS, diving into fan theories and learning the “ON” choreography? Well, now it’s time to dive deep into the themes of the record — with the Bangtan Boys themselves. Today (February 21), the members of BTS stopped by MTV’s Fresh Out Live to celebrate the album’s release and talk about what inspired it.
Map of the Soul: 7 marks the fourth studio album from BTS, and it’s the group’s first release since last April’s Map of the Soul: Persona. “As you can see, the title of the album is 7, so we needed at least seven months to work on this album,” RM joked. In actuality, the leader said that the original plan was to release two separate parts of the Map of the Soul series — Ego and Shadow — but that the team decided to “put them together in this album” as a full-length release. This supports the original theory that Map of the Soul was conceived as another creative trilogy, but both “Shadow” and “Ego” are featured on this album as interlude and outro tracks, respectively.
And while he didn’t go into detail as to why they combined the two, he reassured fans that at the end of the day, what matters most to BTS is quality, not quantity. “It took really long, but we put the quality and as much effort as it was going to take.”
With extra time dedicated to the creative process, the group produced some of their most dynamic work to date, including new unit songs (Jimin and V’s “Friends” is a highlight) and solo tracks. “The way we write our solo songs is that we take the emotions that we feel and put them in the lyrics,” vocalist V said, translated to English. “And we try to put them in the songs.”
One of those new songs is the new single “ON,” which youngest member Jungkook revealed to the Fresh Out Live audience is a new spin on their 2013 song “N.O.”
“The name of the track wasn’t ‘ON’ in the beginning, but we came together and we had a meeting trying to decide what we wanted the title track to be and what we wanted to call it,” he said. “Because this was a reboot, we wanted to take our old song ‘N.O’ and turn into ‘ON,’ so I just threw that out, and we really liked it, talked about ‘bring the pain on,’ and we put that into the lyrics — and that’s how we came up with the title track.”
Since the new record is a reflection of their work thus far, members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook also took the time to reflect on how their music has changed in the seven years since BTS debuted. “I think we have grown as artists,” Suga said, “and as musical trends change, we’ve also tried to follow the trends.” That’s especially apparent on new tracks “Louder Than Bombs” — co-written by Troye Sivan — and rap line cypher “UGH!”
As for what fans (a.k.a. ARMY) can expect from the group’s forthcoming Map of the Soul tour, kicking off in April in Seoul. “We will work hard to prepare a great show for you guys,” vocalist and dancer Jimin said.
Of course, BTS didn’t leave the Fresh Out Live studio without a sweet message for their loyal ARMY. “We’ve been together for seven years now, we want you to know that you are special,” rapper J-Hope said.
“Like I said before,” he concluded, “you know for sure that liking BTS was the best decision ever.”
Guys—they were just on a break. The Friends reunion, which has been rumored practically ever since the purple door with the yellow frame on it shut for the last time, is officially, really happening. All six Friends stars will reunite for an unscripted special for HBO Max, the new streaming service from WarnerMedia that’s set to launch in May, the company announced on February 21.
The beloved sitcom, which ended after ten seasons in 2004, hasn’t been available to stream since the end of 2019, when the series left Netflix. The HBO Max special will be released on the streaming platform along with all 236 Friends episodes. It may be time to make alliances with family members, co-workers, and ex-boyfriends to decide who you’re sharing your HBO Max account with. What I’m saying is—you need to find out who your friends are.
Both HBO Max and the cast are being pretty hush-hush about the reunion special. Here’s every detail we know so far.
Who’s coming back:
According to a press release from HBO Max, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer have all committed to reprising their roles in a new special, which will be executive produced by Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, as well as original Friends producer Kevin Bright. They’ll shoot on the original “Friends” soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California. Ben Winston, best known for his work on The Late Late Show with James Corden, will direct as well as executive produce. What is this? All nine Friends Thanksgiving episodes rolled into one? Because we’re feeling pretty grateful.
The release date:
According to a press release, the long anticipated Friends reunion special, as well as all episodes of the show, “will be available to subscribers at the launch of HBO Max.” The service is set to launch in May 2020, though no specific date has been announced.
How they made it happen:
It sounds like the actors got plenty of perks, if you will—Variety reports that a source claims that all six performers will be paid at least $2.5 million each for their work. (LET JENNIFER HAVE ANYTHING SHE WANTS.)
Breakout the foosball table, the holiday armadillo, the traditional English trifle, and the smelly cats. This is really happening.
Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow more of her pop-culture nonsense on Twitter.
If such a comic book series set later in the timeline were to be given the green light, I’m guessing that Marvel would handle its publication. Regardless, at least now Star Wars fans have a way to follow along with the next stage of Rey, Finn and Poe’s lives. When we last saw them in The Rise of Skywalker, they were celebrating their victory over The First Order, and Rey closed out the movie by burying Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa’s lights on Tatooine and taking on ‘Skywalker’ as her last name.
French writer/director Claire Denis co-wrote and directed the acclaimed but under-seen sci-fi movie High Life, which starred Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. The Stars at Noon definitely sounds like a departure from The Batman but it does seem to be Pattinson’s pattern to balance big movies like Twilight, Tenet, and The Batman with smaller independent films. In 2019, Pattinson’s eclectic filmography included The Lighthouse, The King, and Waiting for Barbarians — a film he made with Johnny Depp that still somehow didn’t get a wide release.
On November 17, 2019, the members of the Release the Snyder Cut movement received a tremendous boost when both Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck tweeted out the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that they encouraged the push that is trying to get Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s version of the troubled superhero movie, Justice League. Today, during a press event for Affleck’s new movie The Way Back, we took a moment to thank him for showing that support, and he finally explained why he did it. Said Affleck:
4. My Girl (1991)
My Girl is a coming of age story starring Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, and Jamie Lee Curtis. 11-year old Vada (Anna Chlumsky) lost her mother at a young age. She spends her summer working with her funeral director father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), dreaming of being a writer, crushing on her creative writing teacher, and obsessed with death. She also spends most of her time with her best friend, Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin).