CinemaBlend participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via links.
It’s no secret that Star Wars is massively popular. The galaxy far, far away has entertained audiences for decades, and is showing no signs of slowing down. J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker completed the nine-film Skywalker, opening the door for new narrative possibilities. But there’s still much discussion about that blockbuster’s contents, including the fate of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren/Ben Solo. So did The Last Jedi‘s Rian Johnson know that Ben was going to kick the bucket?
At the end of September of 2019 Walt Disney World opened the Skyliner, an aerial tram service that connected two theme parks, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with several resort hotels. It was a great way to get around the park, and a lot more fun than a bus. At least it was for about a week, as the Skyliner had a major malfunction in October that stranded passengers for hours and left the new transportation/attraction out of commission for sometime. Things have run pretty smoothly since then, but yesterday there was another, though significantly less chaotic, snafu.
When Alexis First Said “Ew, David.”
One of the most iconic lines from Schitt’s Creek is said by Alexis, often following the word ‘Ew,’ and ending in ‘David,’ because she finds many of the things her brother does to be a bit out there and gross in her eyes. But, the first time she ever said it, in the Season 1 episode “Allez-Vous,” it was right after a party, and David had zeroed in on a product that was promoted during said event. He says, “Alexis, you’d like this product. It’s all about aging and dried skin.” Of course, Alexis responds with “Ew, David!”
But, at the same time, the way in which she delivers the line feels so lifelike and how someone would actually respond to their brother. Often just hearing her say ‘David!’ brings a smile to my face.
The Little Children star is also a great example of why people are often best charting their own careers. Winslet could have taken her early success and started churning out paycheck movies. It probably would have made her a lot more money, at least initially, but over the long haul, she’s maintained her reputation by doing the projects she wanted to. That doesn’t mean every single acting job she takes is meant to win Oscars, but that’s part of her appeal too. It has prevented her from getting typecast, getting overexposed or making a series of blah studio movies that her fans aren’t into.
While it may foreshadow good things to come for movie theaters in the States, the win at the Chinese box offices doesn’t account for some of the issues we are facing here. China has way more people than the U.S., so box office numbers could be inflated in that way. But even though China has a larger population, the U.S. reportedly has tens of thousands more current COVID cases. For that reason, the U.S. may still have a ways to go before theaters are running like they were before the pandemic.
The Man Who Saved Paris – TBD (Announced)
Stanley Tucci will reportedly appear in the historical drama The Man Who Saved Paris, in which he would play the most successful brothel owner in the French capital in 1940s who is tasked with restoring the city’s image following several years under Nazi occupation. According to ProductionList.com, the movie is set to be directed by Robert Budreau and star Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Wilkinson, Bérénice Marlohe, Mackenzie Foy, and Jean Reno in addition to Tucci.
As it stands, there isn’t a lot of information about The Man Who Saved Paris, as details about its production and eventual release have not yet been announced. Considering the talent of the cast, however, expect to hear more about this one in the coming months.
Spongebob Squarepants has been around for more than twenty years, with the lighthearted sponge and his band of sea friends bringing smiles and joy onto the faces of kids and adults alike. There have been many specials, a couple of spinoffs planned, and even a broadway musical dedicated to the sponge. But one thing that seems to have happened a good amount lately is movies, including the latest one.
However, there is more to the cast of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. While we are sure to hear some familiar faces, there will be plenty of guest cameos and spots that fans will love to see, from Keanu Reeves to Awkwafina. With so many characters, it might be hard to keep up, so this is who you should know about in the upcoming Spongebob Squarepants movie.
If true, it would be the first time that fans of the Blade property will see the vampire slayer’s daughter in action on the big screen. Back in 2015, comic book writer Tim Seeley announced that he would helm a new series for Marvel that would follow Fallon Grey as she took over the family business from her father. The project ended up falling through, but if this rumor pans out, it could have huge implications for the MCU and Blade.
Remember that conscience I mentioned in the last section? Well, for Pinocchio, that cognitive process is personified through a cricket; Jimmy Cricket, to be precise. Having been given a much bigger role in Disney’s Pinocchio compared to the cricket in the original story, it’s only natural that the live-action remake will bring him back. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who’s recently appeared in Project Power and The Trial of the Chicago 7, has been tapped to voice Jiminy, though we’ll have to wait and see if he’ll wear the same kind of old-times gentleman outfit that his animated predecessor did, or if he’ll rock different threads… or any clothes at all!
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has just shifted up from its theatrical date on June 11, 2021 to the second week of May, per an announcement from Sony Pictures. The family film was originally going to come out in February 2020, before moving back to the following April. Then the COVID-19 pandemic saw it bunny hop down to August 2020 and was shifted a handful of other times before landing on its (hopefully) final date of May 14.