Which leads to Michael Rooker’s side of the events that took place on the Love and Monsters set. Totally corroborating the fact that he did, indeed, have a bit of a fall, the road to such a fall is all the more interesting with the added context that Rooker lent to the moment. As it turns out, an 80-lb backpack was only the beginning of his worries, as some added gear was also included in the final lineup, and the demands of the scene provided the final, hysterical straw. As the actor noted:
Where Is 1917 Available Streaming?
So, where is 1917 streaming these days? While you won’t find the movie included with any of your streaming packages presently, you can rent Sam Mendes’ epic on digital platforms like Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and many others for $5.99 with digital purchases setting you back $14.99 across those same services.
If you are more into physical media and want to buy an old-fashioned disc to enjoy the story of two British soldiers attempting the impossible, then you can do so by purchasing 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, or DVD versions of 1917 on sites like Amazon as well as most major retailers. Physical and digital options have been available since March, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a copy.
Of course, George Clooney was doing pretty well for himself in the late ‘90s, as he was starring in the NBC series ER and appeared in movies like From Dusk Til Dawn and Batman & Robin (though he later apologized for the latter). Considering Clooney would go on to star in the likes of Ocean’s Eleven, Good Night, and Good Luck and Michael Clayton, to name just a few, it’s not like missing out on The Notebook impeded his career. Paul Newman passed away in 2008, and Road to Perdition and Cars were among his final movies.
Needless to say, this is the sort of story that one might expect to see filmed on the Paramount lot for an episode of a police procedural television series. Who knows, since many of those shows borrow actual events to create new, fictional, stories, we could even see exactly that happen, at least at such time that police procedurals are back in front of cameras at places like Paramount Studios.
In the case of the latter Disney+ Star Wars series, ILM worked with Jon Favreau to construct an LED wall powered by the Unreal real-time game engine. This led to ILM launching its Stagecraft virtual production unit, and the Stagecraft LED set was used again for The Mandalorian Season 2. While Rob Bredow didn’t provide specific details on the work being done for The Batman, it does involve ILM providing some pre-built practical sets and setting up an LED wall around the already established sets in the UK, thus allowing virtual production to be done on these specific scenes.
Who else is ready to return to the OASIS? We’re nearly a month away from the release of Ernest Cline’s latest novel, Ready Player Two, the much-anticipated sequel to the 2011 sci-fi novel Ready Player One. For years, details on the anticipated sequel were pretty impossible to come by, but now that the release is so close (November 24!), we know a few exciting things about the book, including the plot.
We’re going off of the official description of the book for a couple of these, but there are some other interesting tidbits I’ve pulled together about the book’s release as well. Also, this article contains a couple of big spoilers from Ready Player One, but if you haven’t read the book yet, it’s unlikely you’re clamoring for details about the sequel. Still, if you’ve only seen the movie, I suggest turning back now and reading the original book, which plays out a bit differently though it gets to a similar conclusion.
At 70 years old, Jeff Bridges has been a cherished part of Hollywood for decades, having appeared in popular movies like Tron, Starman, The Fisher King, The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and True Grit, to name just a few. Sadly, the latest update concerning Bridges involves a downturn in his health, as the actor has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
Disney executives haven’t given a ton of insight into their strategies, but they have offered some signals that streaming is going to be more of a primary focus. They recently shifted around some resources to better accelerate that growth, and this letter pairs along with that very well. That being said, it’s still not exactly clear what the right long-term answer is. We don’t know exactly how well Mulan did as a $30 supplemental Disney+ offering, but it seems like a solid number of subscribers did pay for it. Would those same subscribers continue ordering more new release movies or was that a one-off thing? We don’t know. It’s also unclear whether Disney would value those extremely invested subscribers more than attracting less invested potential subscribers who might join if those offerings were included for free. It’s not like Netflix is charging users more for certain content. That being said, Disney took in $13B at the worldwide box office in 2019. That’s too much money to just walk away from completely. So, it seems like at least in the near future, Disney is going to want, at minimum, some kind of hybrid model in which they can compete with Netflix but also generate billions in box office returns.
Not much is known about the Mad Max prequel, but George Miller is attached to direct and produce Furiosa as well as co-writing the screenplay with Nico Lathouris. But fans had been holding out hope for more content from the franchise since Fury Road hit theaters back in 2015. And now that it’s finally happening, the pressure is on for Miller and company to deliver. And that especially includes Anya Taylor-Joy.
But that humor, while subtle, helps Aaron Sorkin’s film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, fly by on its own energies and intelligent creativity. It’s a vital history lesson embedded in a vibrant courtroom thriller, where Eddie Redmayne plays social and political activist Tom Hayden opposite Sacha Baron Cohen’s Abbie Cohen and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Bobby Seale. Here’s Redmayne, talking about Sorkin’s funny bone: