Meanwhile, as noted prior, 2020 has led major celebrities to be in the public eye less often, which has meant that secretive weddings and secretive splits are becoming more of a trend. Most of the time when celebrities split up, they stop being seen out at restaurants or on red carpets or any of the myriad places celebrity couples are seen in public. The point is, the public tends to know when celebrity couples split or finally tie the knot. Regardless, when 2020 is keeping most of us at home, it’s been way easier for surprise news to come down the pipeline months later, both in terms of splits and weddings.
Happiest Season, from writer-director Clea Duvall, tells the story of Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis), a young couple that travels to see Harper’s family for Christmas. When Harper reveals that she hasn’t come out to her parents yet, it puts their relationship in danger and forces her to make a choice about following her family’s wishes or following her heart.
For many fans, it’s still difficult to fathom that Chadwick Boseman is no longer with us. It’s been a few months since the actor passed away at the age of 43, but many are still trying to process his sudden death. What has been beautiful to see, however, is the way the public has come together to pay tribute to him. Today, (November 29) is actually the late actor’s birthday, and Marvel Studios and Disney+ found a very sweet way to mark the occasion.
The ad then cut quickly to a selfie video of Tammy, Ryan Reynolds’ real life mother, confirming that her son is, in fact, friendless. A stunned Ryan Reynolds asked how Hugh Jackman got to his mother, to which the Aussie actor said, “She’s staying with me.”
I honestly think that just about anyone would agree with Chris Pratt’s sentiments. Even when people are going through hard times, it’s not easy for some to speak out when they’re in need of support. There is a stigma that surrounds the concept of asking for help and, hopefully, the public, along with organizations like Feeding America, can come together to help break it.
7. The Langoliers (“The Langoliers” from Four Past Midnight)
Okay, maybe I’m cheating a little here since The Langoliers was technically a TV miniseries, but people are always talking about the original It “movie” with Tim Curry even though that was a miniseries, too, so there. Plus, I just love The Langoliers. The story concerns a bunch of people on a plane who manage to slip through time. And they have to become unstuck in time or The Langoliers, which look like flying versions of the Isz from the comic book, The Maxx, will get them. It’s pretty badass.
Yes, the special effects for The Langoliers are terrible today, but the tension building up to meeting them, and the overall creepiness of the story itself, is super effective. Also, can we please get a remake of The Langoliers? We got one for Pet Sematery that we didn’t need (but was pretty good anyway). So, how about The Langoliers? This one could definitely use one.
Born on July 1, 1935, David Prowse was raised in Bristol, England. In his youth, he was quite tall, and he would eventually grow to be 6-foot-7. The imposing young man would eventually become interested in bodybuilding, and he would find success at the 1961 British heavyweight weightlifting championship. He would also win the competition in 1962 and the two years that followed.
It Does Body Horror Really Well
Long before there were any rumors that the Dr. Strange sequel might be a horror movie, there were rumors that the Fantastic Four reboot would get there first. You see, the director, Josh Trank, who also did the excellent movie Chronicle is a big fan of David Cronenberg, who pretty much created the sub-genre of body horror. In this sub-genre, the horror is actually of the human body, usually in the form of self-mutilation, but sometimes, it can be as existential as aging or deteriorating. This sounds like a prime source to pull from for a superhero movie, right? Well, Fox apparently didn’t think so, either, which is why there is so little body horror in the final product.
But the stuff that is in there is actually super effective. When the team gets back to Earth, the characters—most notably Miles Teller’s Mr. Fantastic, and Jamie Bell’s The Thing—are truly suffering through their transformations, with Jamie Bell’s distress of turning into a human rock genuinely horrifying, which brings me to my next point.
John Heard (Peter McCallister)
Peter joins the bad parents’ club as Kevin’s father Peter. John Heard appeared in the heartbreaking ’90s drama Radio Flyer that starred Lorraine Bracco and Elijah Wood. He also appeared in the legal drama The Pelican Brief, which starred Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington. Heard appeared with major actors like Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, and Christina Ricci in films such as My Fellow Americans, Before and After, One Eight Seven, Snake Eyes, and Desert Blue.
Heard appeared in the TV series Law and Order, The Outer Limits, CSI Miami, and The Chicago Code. He had a recurring role in Prison Break, The Sopranos, and short-lived Jack & Bobby.
Tragically, John Heard died in 2017 of a heart attack.
Over in the U.K. this week, the 2020 Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) Innovation Awards were held to offer praise for those working behind the scenes in movies and television. Jurassic World: Dominion was the first major studio movie to get back to work this year following shutdowns brought on by the pandemic. Therefore, the production won the PGGB Innovation Award for its leading contributions to creating safety protocols and for working with a huge team of workers in the British country with its set of unfortunate circumstances. Samantha Perahia, the Head of Production for the U.K. at the British Film Commission, said this: