Throughout the year, the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us across the globe without a lot of places to go other than our couches. With that reality, many of us have been able to keep up our movie and television viewing intact, but have missed going out and seeing a movie on the big screen with an audience full of people, and so have struggling theaters. The circumstances have caused quite a bit of shifts, to which News of the Worlds’ Tom Hanks is now putting his two cents in.
With hundreds of millions of dollars being in play, filmmakers can often find themselves facing real challenges when it comes to making certain creative demands, but thus far that apparently hasn’t been Barry Jenkins’ experience. Evidently there wasn’t much pushback when he explained his total vision for the Lion King-related project, saying,
The theatrical cut of Justice League failed to impress critically and commercially during its big screen run, and even in the months ahead of its release, it was clear the movie had a troubled production, which included the Mustachegate debacle. However, at the beginning of this past July, Ray Fisher pulled the curtain further on the Justice League reshoots process when he retracted the support he’d given Joss Whedon at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Days later, Fisher went public with his comments about Joss Whedon’s on-set behavior, as well as claimed that produced Jon Berg and Geoff Johns enabled the filmmaker, with the latter allegedly making a “thinly veiled threat” to Fisher’s career when the actor tried to take his grievances up the proper chain of command.
Boba Fett was nowhere near as complex and fleshed out at the time of his performance, but his role in the films is always one Star Wars fans watch out for and lovingly remember. Mark Hamill, who fought the bounty hunter to the death as Luke Skywalker in an iconic moment in Return of the Jedi, wrote this on Twitter following the news:
Some Things To Know About The Metal Gear Solid Games
There are 10 canonical games in the series. The primary focus in most of them is stealth, weaponry, and hand-to-hand combat. The first game, timeline-wise, is Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, which takes place during the ‘60s and stars Big Boss just starting out. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which takes place in the ‘70s, is when Big Boss really expands his power. And Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which came out in 2015, but takes place in 1984 is… well, just really weird, and I don’t think I could explain it in a single article, even if I wanted to.
Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass have previous work history together, having collaborated on 2013’s Captain Phillips, but they found themselves butting heads over that particular issue in the making of their second movie, as I learned earlier this week during the News of the World’s virtual press day. As captured in the video up top, I asked the star if his experience with the filmmaker was different during the production given that they were making was a totally different kind of feature, and Hanks detailed how they had trouble seeing eye-to-eye over a crucial element of the story.
The Forty-Year-Old Version
Another Netflix title you may have breezed right past, despite it being one of the most highly-praised movies of the year, is The Forty-Year-Old Version. The movie introduces Rahda Blank, a writer on Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, who tells her story with a completely realized vision through being the writer, producer, director and star of the movie. The Netflix film is about a playwright and teacher at a crossroads in her career, who decides to record a rap album in between compromising her vision for her work in order for it to go on Broadway. This movie is truly epically intimate, universal and relevant, and an incredible showcase of a great talent. The Forty-Year-Old Version is available on Netflix.
The 23rd Pixar movie (and arriving nine months after its predecessor, Onward), Soul follows Jamie Foxx’s Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher who finally gets the opportunity to play jazz onstage. However, he then suffers an accident that puts him at death’s door and separates his soul from his body. Initially forced to embark into The Great Beyond, Joe manages to escape to The Great Before, the world where should are given personalities, quirks and traits before they’re sent to Earth. Joe must work with these souls-in-training so that he can return to his body before he dies. The cast also includes Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett and Graham Norton.
In February 2019, Christopher Landon and Jason Blum Wanted To Make Happy Death Day 3, Potentially As Part Of A Blumhouse Cinematic Universe
Not long after Happy Death Day 2U neared completion, there were already rumors circulating about a third, presumably final Happy Death Day 3 popping up after this newest sequel’s release. Considering that it’s a time looping franchise about relieving the same day over and over, sequel talk was basically a given. The second movie even ended on a cliffhanger. And certainly, the actors, Jason Blum, and Christopher Landon welcomed this conversation, teasing the possibility of a third movie if the second did well.
In fact, Jason Blum took it one step further by proposing a Blumhouse Cinematic Universe, which would connect Happy Death Day with other movies under his banner, including The Purge, Paranormal Activity, and Insidious, as ScreenRant reported. Whether or not the BCU came true, all the main players involved with Happy Death Day clearly wanted to revisit September 17th in the not-too-distant future.
No matter if the song has the title of the James Bond film it’s associated with or not, a song like No Time To Die is an absolute treat that sets the tone for the adventure ahead. Billie Eilish and Finneas fulfilled their quest not to let the film’s title go to waste, and the results are so perfect they could be award winning before the film even unfurls in theaters. No Time To Die is scheduled to debut, theatrically, on April 2, 2021; but if you’re looking for something to entertain yourself with in the meantime, the 2021 release schedule is here to make that all the easier. And as always, James Bond will return; it’s just a question of when.