We’re hyped for it! Eternals will tell the story of an immortal alien race who have been living on Earth throughout 7,000 years of its history. The key players will be Angelina Jolie’s Thena, Salma Hayek’s Ajak, Richard Madden’s Ikaris, Gemma Chan’s Sersi, Barry Keoghan’s Druig, Dong-soek Ma’s Gilgamesh, Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos, Lia McHugh’s Sprite, Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari and Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo.
When Paul sticks his hand in that box, what he feels is an ever-increasing heat that makes him feel like his limb is being burned off. If he tries to pull his hand out, Reverend Mother Mohiam will prick him in the neck with that needle, which sports a poison that will kill him. The idea is to determine whether Paul has a mind stronger than that of an animal, as “an animal caught in a trap will gnaw off its own leg to escape.” Not only will it be a key moment early in Dune that will have the protagonist demonstrate his mettle, but it should also be a solid acting moment for Timothee Chalamet as he has to sell the audience on him being it truly wretched pain.
At the time of this writing, the plan is for Wonder Woman 1984 to come out on October 2. However, according to Deadline, due to movie theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco still not being open, Warner Bros is contemplating bumping Wonder Woman 1984 to either November or late December.
It’s not easy being remembered for one thing, especially since Keala Settle has graced the Broadway stage for Les Miserables, Waitress and Hands on the Hardbody as well, the latter earning her a Tony nomination. Settle also had a role in Fox’s live version of Rent last year, which starred starring Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher and Kiersey Clemons. As the actress told the Bay Area Reporter, once she is in the moment singing “This Is Me,” every piece of dread fades away.
Some new themes were suggested through the addition of Gong Li’s Xian Lang, a witch who, as a woman with strong qi, is similar to Mulan, and thus understands her more than others. However, character arcs for both characters feel incredibly truncated. Xian Lang suggests to Mulan that the only way to fully embrace her power is to reveal her true self, and in the next scene, that’s what happens. Mulan suggests that Xian Lang is not inherently evil, and in practically the next moment, the witch finds some measure of redemption. These moments aren’t allowed to build into anything truly satisfying, in large part because of everything else the movie needed to fit in.
Katie Krause, the ET reporter Hutcherson was speaking to, suggested the upcoming Hunger Games movie could perhaps find a place for him with fast forwards, which he answered promptly with positive interest. The actor is still in touch with his castmates, recently meeting Jennifer Lawrence for a “socially-distanced dinner” during quarantine to catch up. Maybe he’d be the one to bring her on board too?
Ultimately, the question of whether the movies will be the happening place to go once again is going to be decided by you, the consumer. If theaters are open in your area, and should you feel safe enough to partake, films like Tenet and Unhinged are now playing at a theater near you. Popcorn, as always, is optional.
3. Phantom Thread (2017)
Paul Thomas Anderson’s most recent film and also Daniel Day-Lewis’s last, Phantom Thread is about a dressmaker (Day-Lewis), who falls in love with a waitress, and their somewhat sweet, somewhat toxic (but classy) relationship.
It’s hard to explain what’s so alluring about Phantom Thread, but it is alluring, and also maddening. The story is simple, but it’s still rich in detail and layered with odd subtext. It’s probably PTA’s strangest movie to date, but also one of his most fascinating. It’s the kind of movie where you say, “that’s it?” by the end credits, but it still leaves you constantly thinking about it for days. And the fact that it’s probably Johny Greenwood’s best soundtrack to date doesn’t hurt, either.
Lyme disease is relatively common, though it doesn’t crop up with the rich and famous all that often. Still it happens, and big names like Avril Lavigne, Ben Stiller and Shania Twain have retreated from the public eye for a time as they’ve dealt with the effects of the disease. Now, Amy Schumer has joined the ranks of those notable names who have suffered from Lyme, and it sounds as if she may have been dealing with the disease for a while.
Walt Disney World has officially announced its plans for the holiday season at the resort, beginning November 6, and what’s most interesting about the announcement is what’s not included. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a hard ticket event that usually takes place on multiple nights throughout November and December, is not happening, and neither is Epcot’s Candlelight Processional, which traditionally brings in celebrity guests to read the traditional story of Christmas.