Moving the movie up on the calendar is an interesting choice because, the simple fact is that, whatever happens, the later the film is released the more willing people are going to be to visit movie theaters again. While Godzilla vs. Kong might still find itself in a good market in March, it will almost certainly be better in May. And a movie like Godzilla vs. Kong with its massive creatures doing battle, is just the sort of movie many will want to see on the big screen, assuming they’re willing to do so.
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If there’s one franchise that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, it’s Star Wars. Entire generations were brought up on George Lucas’ beloved space opera, and the galaxy far, far away continues to be expanded through both movies and live-cation shows on Disney+. There’s no telling what Lucasfilm will do in the coming years, and now a Star Wars deepfake has imagined Stranger Things standout as Princess Leia.
If there was ever a time when you knew Don Cheadle by his face, but not his name, I would hope that seeing him show up in Iron Man 2 as War Machine put an end to that. Yet, as any other Marvel movie star can surely relate to, the actor would spend a good deal of his career’s infancy as merely a face we couldn’t quite put a name to.
Luckily, the 56-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, has become one of the most acclaimed stars of both the big and small screen, thanks to playing criminal technician Basher Tarr in Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, the lead of two financial dramas (formerly House of Lies, and, currently, Black Monday) on Showtime, and his Academy Award-nominated performance in Hotel Rwanda as a real-life savior to many African refugees. Not to mention, his most popular role to date, the MCU’s James “Rhodey” Rhodes, is getting his own Disney+ exclusive series called Armor Wars and he is reportedly playing the villain in LeBron James’ long-awaited sequel to Space Jam.
Oliver’s Stone’s 1995 historical epic Nixon, which was released nearly 18 months to the day of the late president’s death, isn’t your typical biopic. Sure, it tells the story of Richard Nixon’s rise to power and fall from grace, but it has that “Oliver Stone” quality to it (non-linear storytelling, various film styles, grades, and tones) that really makes it stand out. And coming it at a whopping 192 minutes in length, this Academy Award-nominated political drama includes all of Nixon’s biggest moments.
Over the course of the movie, Nixon follows the 37th President of the United States as he attempts to cover up the Watergate Scandal before being forced to come to terms with the reality of the situation leading up to his 1974 resignation during a nationally-broadcast address. And other moments in his political career — serving as Vice President under Dwight D. Eisenhower, his failed bid for the White House in 1960, winning the 1968 election, Vietnam — are all brought to life by Anthony Hopkins in an intense yet at times sympathetic portrayal.
As noted up top, there are always more Stephen King books being written and adaptations being made, so any collection of the author’s works is a fluid collection – but we’ll keep this list updated with all of the latest releases as they become available!
Note: This feature purposefully does not include sequels that are not based on pre-existing Stephen King works or written by King himself (i.e. the Children of the Corn sequels, Pet Sematary 2, The Rage: Carrie 2, etc.).
Additionally, Gerald’s Game, In The Tall Grass, and 1922, are notably absent from this list because they are not currently available on home video, and can only be watched on Netflix.
How Time Travel Happens In Timeline
Who’s ready for some basic level, Crichton-style science? Timeline takes the huge concept of the 1999 source material and boils it down to big ticket blockbuster tier rationale. That’s not to say it isn’t still intriguing, but when you push the brilliant concepts of an outside of the box thinker into something that scratches the surface, it’s a little sad for fans of the late author’s work.
So how does this version of time travel work? Well, Timeline’s method takes the DNA data of a person, or group of people, breaks it down in one location, and transmits it to another location for reassembly. It’s explained as a “human fax machine,” which is in essence what teleportation as we know it has always been. Putting aside the metaphysical question of whether you’re still you if you’ve been broken down, transmitted, and reassembled somewhere else, that’s the nuts and bolts of what this story does. Oh, and it induces an intense, yet fleeting amount of pain during the transmission process.
An Education – IMDb TV
Fittingly enough, the film that represents Carey Mulligan’s lone Oscar nomination to date (something Promising Young Woman may change) is available to enjoy, as 2009’s An Education can be watched for free (with ads) on IMDb TV.
Directed by Lone Scherfig, An Education sees Mulligan star as Jenny Mellor, a teenage girl who becomes involved with an older man (Peter Sarsgaard), who reveals different aspects of life in 1960s suburban London to her. Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams, Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike co-star.
An Education received three Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay (Nick Hornby), but Mulligan was the attraction for many. In the review by Roger Ebert, he compared the then 24-year-old to Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn. “She makes the role luminous when it could have been sad or awkward. She has such lightness and grace, you’re pretty sure this is the birth of a star,” Ebert wrote.
Mulligan had a few credits for TV and film at the time of An Education, but Ebert was correct, this was the beginning of her stardom.
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Violet McGraw (Doctor Sleep) As Charlie McGee
Of all the picks for this list, finding the right actor to play Charlie McGee presented far and away the greatest challenge. After all, Charlie is only supposed to be eight years old, and so I really only could choose from the most recent Stephen King adaptations. The stroke of luck is that Violet McGraw, who is featured in the opening scene of Doctor Sleep, would make an honestly excellent pick. She’s technically already a bit old for the part (she’s nine-years-old as of the time of this feature’s publication), but she has proven to be a talented performer, not only in the Shining adaptation, but also in Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House. She also has the perfect innocent look to play a child who doesn’t quite have a leash on her incredible gifts.
Not so, and now we’re following along with Vision and Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff on the small screen rather than in a theatrical setting. Granted, it still hasn’t been revealed yet how Vision is alive again and participating in these sitcom shenanigans with Scarlet Witch. Is he really there, or is he just a figment of Wanda’s reality-altering powers. We’ll have to wait and see how WandaVision answers that question and more in the coming weeks, but perhaps in another universe, Kevin Feige decided to keep the body bag scene in Avengers: Endgame, leading to Vision being put back on the MCU board in a different way.
Magdalene Shaw is the mother of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, Luke Evans’ Owen Shaw and Vanessa Kirby’s Hattie Shaw. When we met her in The Fate of the Furious, she assisted Dominic Toretto in rescuing his son from Charlize Theron’s Cipher by bringing Deckard and Owen into the mix. By the time Hobbs & Shaw rolled around, Magdalene was incarcerated, and while she told Deckard that she was comfortable behind bars, that didn’t stop her from trying to escape at least a few times. Hobbs & Shaw ended with Deckard and Hattie reconciling, which Magdalene had desperately wanted, and the movie’s final minutes also indicated her children would break their mother free from prison.