That was one of my favorite bridges to write. I really love a bridge where you tell the full story in the bridge. You really like, you shift gears in that bridge. I’m so excited to one day be in front of a crowd when they all sing ‘she would’ve made such a lovely bride, what a shame she’s fucked in the head‘.
I know it’s so sad, but it’s those songs, like “All Too Well”… performing the song “All Too Well” is one of the most joyful experiences I ever go through when I perform live. So, when there’s a song like Champagne Problems where, you know it’s so sad, you know that but, I love a sad song, you know?
Avatar 2 will return audiences to Pandora and picks up 13 years after the events of the original film. Jake Sully and Neytiri, who now have a family, are doing what they can to keep their brood together, though they find themselves in a tough spot when an old threat returns. With this, they must leave their homes and end up exploring new parts of Pandora in the process. While we don’t have any specifics on the new places they’ll be seeing, the onslaught of set photos seem to indicate that there could be quite a few.
Last night audio was released online which purported to be the sound of actor Tom Cruise absolutely going ballistic at a pair of crew members on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 who were not properly following COVID-19 guidelines. Cruise gets loud, he gets vulgar, and he gets threatening, promising to fire anybody who flouts the rules further. Needless to say, when a major celebrity, and there are few bigger, gets heard like this, people are going to respond, and social media has basically exploded with opinions. Some love Cruise for this, some are thoroughly unimpressed, and some are just having a good time.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine hit theaters back in 2009, and served as a spinoff from the main continuity of the franchise. A number of new characters were introduced, including Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson who worked alongside Logan in the Weapon X program. The character ended up being the final villain, with an appearance and powers that were a major step away from Deadpool’s comic book roots. Scott Adkins was the stunt double for Reynolds in Gavin Hood’s ill-fated blockbuster, and recently revealed his initial reaction to the character’s look, saying:
A Brief Explanation Of How King Kong Was Taken Off Of Skull Island
Kong: Skull Island is set in 1973. The Godzilla movies, presumably, take place in modern day times. So, what has King Kong been doing all this time? Also, will Kong be taken off of Skull Island to fight Godzilla, or will Godzilla be brought to Skull Island to fight King Kong? Either way, I want to find out something about this from the trailer.
Because in the original movie, the Japanese Self-Defense Forces flew King Kong into Japan using balloons to take on Godzilla, who had become a problem. Pretty much, “Let them fight” all the way back in 1962. So, show us how they meet in the trailer, and get that out the way right away.
Jasper Mall (Amazon)
Once you get past the irony of Amazon distributing a documentary about a dying mall in small town in Alabama, the 2020 film Jasper Mall is one of the best titles on this list and Prime Video, for that matter. Over the course of a year, Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb popped into the once-booming mall just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, to document its employees (specifically Mike McClelland, the mall’s superintendent and the driving force to keep the place open) and visitors who do everything from shop, eat, watch gospel concerts, and play dominos. Each little vignette is filmed at a different point throughout the year, which does a remarkable job of showing the mall’s fight for survival in a dying town seemingly forgotten by time.
While I made passing mention of her supporting role in the Fast and Furious movies earlier, it should be acknowledged that it is a totally different ballgame when a star is playing the titular lead in a superhero blockbuster, and so her point of view here is understandable. While Gal Gadot isn’t in every single scene of Wonder Woman 1984, she is certainly in the majority of them, and that means working long hours and heavy schedules, during which she is executing tightly choreographed action sequences and performing the same moments over and over again.
According to Patty Jenkins, Rogue Squadron is already moving right along. The movie is currently in the pre-script writing process, with the treatment being finished right now. A script treatment is a shorter form of the script that gets into the character descriptions, overarching plot points and key elements of a movie. So it sounds like there’s a fully formed Star Wars movie being developed, but specifics like lines of dialogue and casting is still a bit further down the line. Check out Patty Jenkins’ official announcement for Rogue Squadron below:
Syndrome, a.k.a. Buddy Pine, is another example of the darker side to Pixar’s stories of whimsy and wonder. Not exactly a gritty reboot or retelling of the events of The Incredibles, I, Syndrome would be focused on Buddy’s uphill battle through his younger years. Struggling through being an outsider with a very intelligent mindset, this side story could show Mr. Pine’s attempts to fit in and change the world, with the slow creeping dread of his villainous turn hanging over every frame. Leading up to his purge of the Supers in the world of The Incredibles series, I, Syndrome would play like a Star Wars prequel, only with much more planning and deeper ties to The Omen.
Of course, the most difficult part of making a Whitney Houston movie is casting the role of a legend, who many have idolized and memorized every register in her voice. It’s not an easy task, by any means. Still, it sounds like the filmmakers really put a lot of tender love and care into finding the actress to front I Wanna Dance With Somebody, and Ackie really impressed. One producer on the film, Clive Davis, who has also worked on a previous Whitney Houston project, 2012’s We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston, said this: