Setting itself apart from standard biopics, Benediction injects a serious subject with two qualities you wouldn’t expect in a film such as this: humor and almost dream-like visual flare. As we see Siegfried Sassoon’s younger years play out through military service and on the social circuit, Jack Lowden holds court as the English poet. Right from the start, we see Benediction clue us into the heartbreak that Sassoon would find himself suffering throughout his life; and the art that would come from it. Haunted by World War I, we see actual footage integrated into scenes of reflection, as both Lowden and Peter Capaldi’s incarnations of Siegfried reflect on what was to be the war to end all wars.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
In this adaptation of the novel of the same name, The Princess Diaries follows Mia Thermopolis, a shy teenager from America who suddenly learns she is the heir to the throne of a European kingdom, completely changing her life forever.
Another modern adaptation of Cinderella, The Princess Diaries isn’t necessarily your standard Cinderella story. There’s no magic, no Prince Charming, not even a blue dress or masked strangers – but what makes The Princess Diaries such a great film is The Princess Diaries cast, and their characters, especially Anne Hathaway’s character, Mia. She’s this random girl, with no royal training, and is thrown into this new world, not knowing what to do, something that Cinderella did touch on, especially in its direct-to-video sequels. It’s another great modernized version, and deserves all the praise it has gotten.
Plus, it has Julie Andrews, and she’s always a win. I still can’t believe it’s been twenty years since it first released – somebody stop me from growing up.
Given his latest appearance and what we saw in it, I think it’s high time we acknowledge Wong as the current MVPs of the MCU. This guy has been quietly in the background for years in the MCU, and now it finally seems he’ll get a chance to step to the forefront and lead a new generation of heroes. Wong will likely, and perhaps always has been, one of the best in the MCU fold, and after a brief evaluation of the facts, it isn’t hard to see why.
So that’s all we have on official revelations, but Deadline also heard details about what went down from unnamed sources. Supposedly this accident happened at Sunset Gower Studios’ Studio 12, which is where Me Time is shooting, and the person who fell is “believed” to be a studio technician in his 30s. This technician apparently fell approximately 30 feet from the grid above the stage. At this time, there’s no word about his condition, but fingers crossed he’ll be ok.
The acting duo were able to draw inspiration, it seems, from the people surrounding them as they filmed. Setting up shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker founded the PTL Satellite Network for televangelism, and the sprawling headquarters of Heritage USA, Chastain revealed how the local color and flavor helped her to understand Tammy Faye better. She told CinemaBlend:
Thanks to the impending hurricane, this video evidence looks akin to that of Bigfoot and Nessie footage but there’s still no denying that a Michael Myers impersonator is, in fact, stalking that beach. The Twitter user also shared a link to the full story in the comments of his post, which claims the man under the mask was arrested after the video was taken.
Alleged “insiders” say that Indiana Jones 5 will see Harrison Ford passing down the fedora to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is already set to play an undisclosed role in the movie. The word on the street is that Kathleen Kennedy, the film’s producer and president of Lucasfilm, is enthusiastic about making a “big, bold” change to the franchise with Waller-Bridge as the up-and-coming female lead of the franchise. Though to be clear, the Fleabag creator and star being Ford’s replacement in the franchise has not been confirmed and is purely a rumor.
Paramount announced two weeks ago that Top Gun: Maverick would be moving to May 27 of next year, the date that previously belong to another upcoming Tom Cruise movie, Mission: Impossible 7, which is now opening on September 30, 2022. This was reportedly done so Maverick could screen at a time when the pandemic isn’t affecting movie theaters as much, if at all. But as Rich Gelfond sees it, plenty of people would still have turned out to catch the next Top Gun movie had it stayed in November. Now though, that opening weekend will only deliver Ghostbusters: Afterlife and King Richard from Sony Pictures and Warner Bros., respectively.
As time goes on, it only becomes more evident that Meadow Walker truly was the apple of her father’s eye. The younger Walker is sure to miss her dad dearly, but she seems to have a strong support system, which includes the fearless leader of the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel. He and Walker were incredibly close, and their families remain so to this day. In his own tribute to his late friend and colleague, Diesel included a sweet still featuring his Dominic Toretto and Walker’s Brian O’Conner:
When you’ve built a reputation for weaving fantastical worlds full of monsters and the supernatural, it’s hard to shake that sort of image. But if it’s writer/director Guillermo del Toro that’s the subject of discussion, the preconceived notions are even harder to deny. So when moviegoers see the title of his next film, a re-adaptation of author William Lindsay Gresham’s Nightmare Alley, they’re probably going to expect more of the same from the man who won big with The Shape of Water. Which, as the director himself has confirmed, couldn’t be further from the truth.