Beanie Feldstein was born in Los Angeles (she’s Jonah Hill’s sister in fact) so it’s a little offbeat to hear her with an accent from a place like Wolverhampton. In fact, How To Build A Girl is set in 1993–the same year Feldstein was actually born. So the whole thing throws me off a little. However, the general coming-of-age beats and comedy in this stand out, particularly nearer the end when Feldstein character has a publishing conversation with Emma Thompson’s character.
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“This family’s story is weird,” says the talking cat voiced by Ricky Gervais.
The Five Venoms (1978)
Another Shaw Brothers masterpiece, The Five Venoms (also known as Five Deadly Venoms) is about the last student of a moribund master who is sent out on a mission to track down the master’s five best students, who all have a distinct style of martial arts. There’s the centipede, snake, toad, scorpion, and lizard, and their styles are so unique, that it’s a pleasure to meet each one of them.
Dougray Scott (Eric Vennekor)
Dougray Scott, mostly known as the actor who missed out on starring as Wolverine in X-Men after production of Mission: Impossible 2 took longer than expected, had a minor role in Deep Impact, in which he played Eric Vennekor, a coworker of Jenny Lerner. While Scott missed out on starring in a Marvel Comics movie, he was able to enter the D.C. Comics world with his portrayal of leader of the Crows, Jacob Kane, in the CW series Batwoman, which was recently picked up for a second season. After all these years, it’s hard to not feel bad for the guy who was so close to becoming an international superstar before Hugh Jackman was cast in his place.
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time (2019)
Jim Gaffigan has made a name for himself, not only for his pale complexion, but as a comedian who can spurt out clever, relatable, societal commentary without relying on filth or foul language. He makes sure his seventh comedy special, an original for Amazon Prime, lives up to its name with more witty takes on new topics, such when it is appropriate to lie to your children, the concept of dog birthdays, and his own experience running in (but, admittedly, not finishing) the New York Marathon. Stream it here.
Most days, Netflix feels like a bottomless pit of movies, television shows and documentaries – sometimes so much so that more scrolling goes on than viewing. Everyone ventures into their section of the streaming platform, but a lot of subscribers are tuning into the new original comedy Coffee & Kareem, even if the general consensus is that it’s not too good of a movie.
The story is certainly enough to get fans all in our feels again about the memory of Alan Rickman and the iconic Severus Snape. Alongside his role of Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the actor will always be remembered for playing the Hogwarts professor, with Harry Potter, who spent most of the series at odds with Snape, eventually realizing that he was “the bravest man he ever knew.”
Who will be Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness’ main villain?
Marvel Cinematic Universe movies often feature numerous antagonists, the majority of them pulled directly from the comics, however each title is also defined by a character that can be called the main villain. While many battles may be fought over the course of a single blockbuster, when the third act rolls around, the main villain is one that the central hero/heroes have to face off against. Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange was no exception to this, with the Master of the Mystic Arts going above Kaecilius’ head and having a showdown with Dormammu, and it’s very much expected for its sequel, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness.
One aspect of The Batman that has been well publicized is its cast. Joining Robert Pattinson is Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as Penguin, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson and Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, along with Gil Perez-Abraham, Charlie Carver and Max Carver in undisclosed roles.
It sounds like Daisy Ridley was more than capable of doing a lot of the stunts as well and did, but it just took a bit more convincing out of the actress. And to be fair, Rey seems to have a bit more of a stunt load within the franchise than that of Kylo Ren. Even so, both of the Rise of Skywalker leads seem to be apt in stunt work, according to their coordinator.