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Why Dolittle Bombed At The Box Office

 Robert Downey, Jr.'s first starring vehicle since ending his tenure as Tony Stark - AKA Iron Man - in the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't quite set the box office on fire. In fact, Dolittle - a new take on that classic childrens' character who talks to animals - is shaping up to be one of the biggest bombs of 2020, and it's only January. Its opening four-day total came in at just under $60 million worldwide, and while that's respectable for a January release, Dolittle had to do much, much better to have a solid chance of breaking even. The movie was budgeted at an eye-watering $175 million, and for reasons we'll get into momentarily, it likely ended up sporting a much heftier price tag than that. On paper, the film looked like a winner: Downey in the lead, an all-star cast including the likes of Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and Tom Holland voicing all of those adorable animals, and an Oscar-winning writer/director in Stephen Gaghan. So, why did Dolittle flop so spectacularly at the box office? The first signs of trouble came when Dolittle, after its initial test screenings, was found to be in need of heavy reshoots by Universal. In order to better connect with family and overseas audiences, the studio decreed that the flick was in dire need of more talking animals, more slapstick comedy, and - if the critics are to be believed - a whole heck of a lot more fart jokes. For undisclosed reasons, Gaghan did not return for these reshoots. Instead, the studio tapped Chris McKay and Jonathan Liebesman to shoot the new footage, which almost certainly pushed the movie's final budget well north of $200 million. But not only did the reshoots push the flick's budget into the stratosphere, they delayed its release by nine months, and foreshadowed a troubling fact: Universal wasn't quite sure who it was making this movie for. Now, don't get us wrong: Gaghan is a fine writer and director, but the fact that he was hired for Dolittle only serves to illustrate that this was a film conceived with no clear audience in mind. His previous credits didn't even approach the realm of family-friendly; his stock in trade is serious dramas like Havoc, Traffic, and Syriana. Keep watching the video too see why Dolittle bombed at the box office. #Dolittle

Why Dolittle Bombed At The Box Office

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 Robert Downey, Jr.'s first starring vehicle since ending his tenure as Tony Stark - AKA Iron Man - in the Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't quite set the box office on fire. In fact, Dolittle - a new take on that classic childrens' character who talks to animals - is shaping up to be one of the biggest bombs of 2020, and it's only January. Its opening four-day total came in at just under $60 million worldwide, and while that's respectable for a January release, Dolittle had to do much, much better to have a solid chance of breaking even. The movie was budgeted at an eye-watering $175 million, and for reasons we'll get into momentarily, it likely ended up sporting a much heftier price tag than that. On paper, the film looked like a winner: Downey in the lead, an all-star cast including the likes of Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and Tom Holland voicing all of those adorable animals, and an Oscar-winning writer/director in Stephen Gaghan. So, why did Dolittle flop so spectacularly at the box office? The first signs of trouble came when Dolittle, after its initial test screenings, was found to be in need of heavy reshoots by Universal. In order to better connect with family and overseas audiences, the studio decreed that the flick was in dire need of more talking animals, more slapstick comedy, and - if the critics are to be believed - a whole heck of a lot more fart jokes. For undisclosed reasons, Gaghan did not return for these reshoots. Instead, the studio tapped Chris McKay and Jonathan Liebesman to shoot the new footage, which almost certainly pushed the movie's final budget well north of $200 million. But not only did the reshoots push the flick's budget into the stratosphere, they delayed its release by nine months, and foreshadowed a troubling fact: Universal wasn't quite sure who it was making this movie for. Now, don't get us wrong: Gaghan is a fine writer and director, but the fact that he was hired for Dolittle only serves to illustrate that this was a film conceived with no clear audience in mind. His previous credits didn't even approach the realm of family-friendly; his stock in trade is serious dramas like Havoc, Traffic, and Syriana. Keep watching the video too see why Dolittle bombed at the box office. #Dolittle

The Real Reason Donald Glover Left Community During Season 5

 Most people who pay close attention to pop culture are aware of Donald Glover's extreme range of talents. He's the Emmy-winning creator, writer, star, and occasional director of the FX series Atlanta, the Grammy-winning rapper Childish Gambino, and even the young version of Lando Calrissian. But before Glover was all of those things and more, he was shining bright as the lovable jock Troy Barnes on the beloved sitcom Community. Running for six seasons between 2009 and 2015, Community focused on the bizarre and whimsical exploits of a group of seven students attending a community college. It was never a huge hit in the ratings, but it had a devoted fanbase and helped kickstart the careers of its cast members. Sadly, during the hiatus in 2013 between Community's fourth and fifth seasons, it was announced that Glover would be leaving the show at some point during the upcoming season. NBC wound up cancelling Community after season 5, and though the now-defunct streaming service Yahoo! Screen revived it for a sixth season, it never fully recovered its early magic without Glover around anymore. So why did he leave in the first place? Let's investigate. In 2011, during Community's third season, NBC put the show on an indefinite hiatus. While it did return later that season, it was an ominous sign of what was to come. In May 2012, after the third season ended, Sony Television, which produced the show, fired creator Dan Harmon. Then after a rocky season 4, regular cast member Chevy Chase left the show as well, in the wake of his increasingly aggressive and reportedly racist on-set behavior. Considering all this turmoil, it's not all that surprising that Glover decided to take the star power he gained from Community and try something new on a show that was decidedly calmer behind the scenes. In August 2013, it was announced that Glover was creating the half-hour comedy-drama Atlanta for FX. Though Harmon eventually returned for Community's fifth season and even managed to persuade Glover to appear on five episodes before truly calling it quits, he admitted that Glover had outgrown the series. A few months after Glover announced his impending departure from Community, he revealed that his reasons for leaving were more than just professional in nature. In October 2013, he posted to Instagram a series of letters explaining that he left Community because he wanted to be on his own and was working through difficult events in his personal life that made him reassess what he truly wanted to do. He admitted to a ton of fears, including that he was worried that Dan Harmon hated him, that he was scared of "letting everyone down" by moving on from Community, and that he believed his future projects might fail. That kind of stress adds up. Keep watching the video to see the real reason Donald Glover left Community during season 5! #DonaldGlover #Community

The Real Reason Donald Glover Left Community During Season 5

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 Most people who pay close attention to pop culture are aware of Donald Glover's extreme range of talents. He's the Emmy-winning creator, writer, star, and occasional director of the FX series Atlanta, the Grammy-winning rapper Childish Gambino, and even the young version of Lando Calrissian. But before Glover was all of those things and more, he was shining bright as the lovable jock Troy Barnes on the beloved sitcom Community. Running for six seasons between 2009 and 2015, Community focused on the bizarre and whimsical exploits of a group of seven students attending a community college. It was never a huge hit in the ratings, but it had a devoted fanbase and helped kickstart the careers of its cast members. Sadly, during the hiatus in 2013 between Community's fourth and fifth seasons, it was announced that Glover would be leaving the show at some point during the upcoming season. NBC wound up cancelling Community after season 5, and though the now-defunct streaming service Yahoo! Screen revived it for a sixth season, it never fully recovered its early magic without Glover around anymore. So why did he leave in the first place? Let's investigate. In 2011, during Community's third season, NBC put the show on an indefinite hiatus. While it did return later that season, it was an ominous sign of what was to come. In May 2012, after the third season ended, Sony Television, which produced the show, fired creator Dan Harmon. Then after a rocky season 4, regular cast member Chevy Chase left the show as well, in the wake of his increasingly aggressive and reportedly racist on-set behavior. Considering all this turmoil, it's not all that surprising that Glover decided to take the star power he gained from Community and try something new on a show that was decidedly calmer behind the scenes. In August 2013, it was announced that Glover was creating the half-hour comedy-drama Atlanta for FX. Though Harmon eventually returned for Community's fifth season and even managed to persuade Glover to appear on five episodes before truly calling it quits, he admitted that Glover had outgrown the series. A few months after Glover announced his impending departure from Community, he revealed that his reasons for leaving were more than just professional in nature. In October 2013, he posted to Instagram a series of letters explaining that he left Community because he wanted to be on his own and was working through difficult events in his personal life that made him reassess what he truly wanted to do. He admitted to a ton of fears, including that he was worried that Dan Harmon hated him, that he was scared of "letting everyone down" by moving on from Community, and that he believed his future projects might fail. That kind of stress adds up. Keep watching the video to see the real reason Donald Glover left Community during season 5! #DonaldGlover #Community

The Weirdest Things We've Witnessed On American Pickers

 Every now and then, Wolfe and Fritz sniff the scent of a one-of-a-kind antique and chase it to a place that's dark, strange, or even dangerous. Here are some times when American Pickers found weirdness along with the treasures. When Captain Kirk from Star Trek makes an order, you take it. He'd contacted the Antique Archaeology and spoke with Danielle Colby, who passed along the message to Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz that William Shatner wanted, nay needed, an antique millstone for his garden. Sure enough, because they're the best in the business, the Pickers found a millstone, a gigantic tool used to process grain. Hardly a jaded Hollywood big shot, Shatner made the surreal moment even more delicious with some breathless declarations In a second-season episode, the Pickers went deep into Kentucky, to the home of an older couple named Don and Nannette. They had a barn where they'd tossed all kinds of junk, from branded signs to old TV sets. As Wolfe looked around, he noticed a curtain that would otherwise have blended into the wall. Apparently not worried about deadly spiders or ghosts, he boldly just stuck his head through the opening and came out wearing a very old, oversized, grotesque mask of screen comedian Stan Laurel. But where there's Laurel, there's longtime comedy partner Oliver Hardy. Sure enough, there was another, even creepier mask that Fritz put on his head. The masks were crumbling and probably haunted, but the pair bought them anyway. The Pickers have paid multiple visits to the home of Ron, a.k.a. "The Mole Man." Beneath a typical-looking American Pickers rural property, with several outbuildings filled with intriguing prospects, is Ron's actual home. It's more than 20 feet beneath, in fact. Keep watching the video to see all the weirdest things we've witnessed on American Pickers! #AmericanPickers The final frontier | 0:12 Another fine mess | 0:42 Moles and holes | 1:17 Aerosmith's ground transport | 2:03 Wolf Boy | 2:03 Elephant in the room | 3:23 Free trick? | 4:38

The Weirdest Things We've Witnessed On American Pickers

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 Every now and then, Wolfe and Fritz sniff the scent of a one-of-a-kind antique and chase it to a place that's dark, strange, or even dangerous. Here are some times when American Pickers found weirdness along with the treasures. When Captain Kirk from Star Trek makes an order, you take it. He'd contacted the Antique Archaeology and spoke with Danielle Colby, who passed along the message to Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz that William Shatner wanted, nay needed, an antique millstone for his garden. Sure enough, because they're the best in the business, the Pickers found a millstone, a gigantic tool used to process grain. Hardly a jaded Hollywood big shot, Shatner made the surreal moment even more delicious with some breathless declarations In a second-season episode, the Pickers went deep into Kentucky, to the home of an older couple named Don and Nannette. They had a barn where they'd tossed all kinds of junk, from branded signs to old TV sets. As Wolfe looked around, he noticed a curtain that would otherwise have blended into the wall. Apparently not worried about deadly spiders or ghosts, he boldly just stuck his head through the opening and came out wearing a very old, oversized, grotesque mask of screen comedian Stan Laurel. But where there's Laurel, there's longtime comedy partner Oliver Hardy. Sure enough, there was another, even creepier mask that Fritz put on his head. The masks were crumbling and probably haunted, but the pair bought them anyway. The Pickers have paid multiple visits to the home of Ron, a.k.a. "The Mole Man." Beneath a typical-looking American Pickers rural property, with several outbuildings filled with intriguing prospects, is Ron's actual home. It's more than 20 feet beneath, in fact. Keep watching the video to see all the weirdest things we've witnessed on American Pickers! #AmericanPickers The final frontier | 0:12 Another fine mess | 0:42 Moles and holes | 1:17 Aerosmith's ground transport | 2:03 Wolf Boy | 2:03 Elephant in the room | 3:23 Free trick? | 4:38

Edward Norton Was Never The Same After American History X

 Edward Norton was deeply affected by the experience of making American History X, partly due to the film's dark subject matter, and partly because the production was a very troubled one. Here's why the actor was never quite the same after making this film. In 1996, Norton's performance in Primal Fear established him as a formidable talent, but it was his starring role in the 1998's American History X that truly showcased his talents. In the film, Norton plays Derek Vinyard, a neo-Nazi who abandons his ideology after spending some time in prison. He then tries to prevent his younger brother, Danny, played by Edward Furlong, from following in his footsteps. As Norton told GQ in 2019: "The film was, like, even the poster was iconic. It was a Shakespearean type of a story by design." It's rare that an actor has to step in and edit the film they're starring in, but that's exactly what Edward Norton ended up doing. That's because the making of American History X proved to be almost as controversial as the film itself…and the film was plenty controversial. In the middle of the editing process, director Tony Kaye had some serious creative differences with the production company New Line Cinema. Kaye had previously worked as an advertising director, and his experience in that industry reportedly affected his editing decisions. In fact, David McKenna, the film's screenwriter, told The Telegraph that: "[Kaye] literally destroyed the movie. It was a commercial." In the hopes of salvaging the film, Norton stepped in and began working with Kaye, but they were constantly at odds with one another. However, many of Norton's edits did wind up in the final cut of the film. It was a new experience for Norton, but the skill came in handy later: He ended up co-editing the 2005 neo-Western Down in the Valley, a film he also starred in. After filming wrapped on American History X, director Tony Kaye was very bitter towards Edward Norton, and he wasn't shy about letting the media know his thoughts. The Telegraph quotes him saying that, "[Norton is] a narcissistic dilettante, obsessed with his image, obsessed with screen time...I was going to take Hollywood by storm, and I would have but for that buffoon." Keep in mind, Kaye doesn't seem particularly modest himself. Keep watching the video to see that #EdwardNorton #AmericanHistoryX Behind-the-scenes drama | 0:15 Bad reputation | 1:55 A transformative role | 2:55 Making an impact | 3:55 Sympathy for the Devil | 4:57

Edward Norton Was Never The Same After American History X

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 Edward Norton was deeply affected by the experience of making American History X, partly due to the film's dark subject matter, and partly because the production was a very troubled one. Here's why the actor was never quite the same after making this film. In 1996, Norton's performance in Primal Fear established him as a formidable talent, but it was his starring role in the 1998's American History X that truly showcased his talents. In the film, Norton plays Derek Vinyard, a neo-Nazi who abandons his ideology after spending some time in prison. He then tries to prevent his younger brother, Danny, played by Edward Furlong, from following in his footsteps. As Norton told GQ in 2019: "The film was, like, even the poster was iconic. It was a Shakespearean type of a story by design." It's rare that an actor has to step in and edit the film they're starring in, but that's exactly what Edward Norton ended up doing. That's because the making of American History X proved to be almost as controversial as the film itself…and the film was plenty controversial. In the middle of the editing process, director Tony Kaye had some serious creative differences with the production company New Line Cinema. Kaye had previously worked as an advertising director, and his experience in that industry reportedly affected his editing decisions. In fact, David McKenna, the film's screenwriter, told The Telegraph that: "[Kaye] literally destroyed the movie. It was a commercial." In the hopes of salvaging the film, Norton stepped in and began working with Kaye, but they were constantly at odds with one another. However, many of Norton's edits did wind up in the final cut of the film. It was a new experience for Norton, but the skill came in handy later: He ended up co-editing the 2005 neo-Western Down in the Valley, a film he also starred in. After filming wrapped on American History X, director Tony Kaye was very bitter towards Edward Norton, and he wasn't shy about letting the media know his thoughts. The Telegraph quotes him saying that, "[Norton is] a narcissistic dilettante, obsessed with his image, obsessed with screen time...I was going to take Hollywood by storm, and I would have but for that buffoon." Keep in mind, Kaye doesn't seem particularly modest himself. Keep watching the video to see that #EdwardNorton #AmericanHistoryX Behind-the-scenes drama | 0:15 Bad reputation | 1:55 A transformative role | 2:55 Making an impact | 3:55 Sympathy for the Devil | 4:57

The Truth About Brandon Lee Finally Revealed

 All these years after his accidental death in March 1993, Brandon Lee continues to fascinate fans both new and old. Son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, the actor is best known for his truly haunting performance in the goth-tinged 1994 film The Crow. Here's everything you need to know about Brandon Lee. In 1992, Brandon Lee told Deseret News, "I've always wanted to be an actor. From the time I was really young, it's just what I've always wanted to do...but it was never my idea to become a martial arts action actor." From a very young age, Brandon was trained in his father's own unique style of kung fu, Jeet Kune Do, which incorporates a mix of martial arts techniques. According to Entertainment Weekly, Brandon could destroy a wooden board with a single kick by the time he was six years old. Meanwhile, people were constantly training with Bruce at home, making for quite the unusual childhood. Brandon was only eight at the time of his father's passing in 1973. Following Bruce's death, the surviving Lees returned to Los Angeles, where Brandon struggled to find his place. He was kicked out of two high schools and dropped out of a third. After earning his GED, he went on to study theater at Emerson College for a year before attending the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. As he started getting more deeply involved with acting, his life began to flow like water. Watch the video for more about the truth about Brandon Lee finally revealed! #BrandonLee #Actors #MartialArts Bruce and Brandon Lee | 0:24 Career beginnings | 1:40 Getting in on the action | 2:33 He was a daredevil | 3:49 Becoming The Crow | 5:07 A troubled set | 5:54 An unthinkable tragedy | 7:18 How The Crow was completed | 8:22 Lee's posthumous appearance | 8:49 He's survived by his sister | 9:25 His legacy | 10:49

The Truth About Brandon Lee Finally Revealed

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 All these years after his accidental death in March 1993, Brandon Lee continues to fascinate fans both new and old. Son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, the actor is best known for his truly haunting performance in the goth-tinged 1994 film The Crow. Here's everything you need to know about Brandon Lee. In 1992, Brandon Lee told Deseret News, "I've always wanted to be an actor. From the time I was really young, it's just what I've always wanted to do...but it was never my idea to become a martial arts action actor." From a very young age, Brandon was trained in his father's own unique style of kung fu, Jeet Kune Do, which incorporates a mix of martial arts techniques. According to Entertainment Weekly, Brandon could destroy a wooden board with a single kick by the time he was six years old. Meanwhile, people were constantly training with Bruce at home, making for quite the unusual childhood. Brandon was only eight at the time of his father's passing in 1973. Following Bruce's death, the surviving Lees returned to Los Angeles, where Brandon struggled to find his place. He was kicked out of two high schools and dropped out of a third. After earning his GED, he went on to study theater at Emerson College for a year before attending the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. As he started getting more deeply involved with acting, his life began to flow like water. Watch the video for more about the truth about Brandon Lee finally revealed! #BrandonLee #Actors #MartialArts Bruce and Brandon Lee | 0:24 Career beginnings | 1:40 Getting in on the action | 2:33 He was a daredevil | 3:49 Becoming The Crow | 5:07 A troubled set | 5:54 An unthinkable tragedy | 7:18 How The Crow was completed | 8:22 Lee's posthumous appearance | 8:49 He's survived by his sister | 9:25 His legacy | 10:49

The Reason Kevin Costner Doesn't Like Filming Yellowstone

 Times have been tough for the Dutton clan over the first two seasons of Paramount Network's breakout Western drama Yellowstone, but they've apparently been even tougher on series headliner Kevin Costner. From the sound of it, Costner has recently been having some second thoughts about signing onto Yellowstone. The actor recently sat down with Indiewire to talk about the show's recently-wrapped second season, and to hear him tell it, he's not enjoying certain aspects of the modern cowboy drama's production. Outside of the rigorous shooting schedule, Costner's biggest issue with Yellowstone is apparently that he often feels left in the dark in regards to his character's past, and where Dutton is headed emotionally from episode to episode. Costner told Indiewire: "I'm not always privy to [aspects of the character's arc], no. Sometimes with [Dutton's] sons or wife or whatever, that's been really kept in a creative ball. That's a more vulnerable way to go through life as an actor." Given the rash of melodramatic twists and turns that have accompanied seemingly every new episode of Yellowstone over the show's first two seasons, it's easy to understand why Costner might want a little more info about his character, after all, it would be difficult for any actor, even one of Costner's caliber, to navigate all that madness with any kind of emotional honesty. For Costner in particular, Yellowstone has proven an even bigger challenge, because he's spent the bulk of his decades-long career starring in feature films, which allow actors to study the entirety of their self-contained storylines, and plot out their characters' arcs from start to finish. Hard as it is to believe, Yellowstone is only the second television series Costner has ever starred in, with the first being the limited, three episode run of the History Channel mini-series Hatfields & McCoys. In spite of Yellowstone's breakout success, Costner still hasn't gotten used to the vulnerability that comes with not knowing what lies ahead for his character. During his interview, Costner bluntly stated: "It hasn't been an easy adjustment for me. I don't like it too much." While this may lead fans to believe that Costner has designs on skedaddling from Yellowstone, thankfully, this isn't the case. Keep watching the video to see the reason Kevin Costner doesn't like filming Yellowstone! #KevinCostner #Yellowstone

The Reason Kevin Costner Doesn't Like Filming Yellowstone

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 Times have been tough for the Dutton clan over the first two seasons of Paramount Network's breakout Western drama Yellowstone, but they've apparently been even tougher on series headliner Kevin Costner. From the sound of it, Costner has recently been having some second thoughts about signing onto Yellowstone. The actor recently sat down with Indiewire to talk about the show's recently-wrapped second season, and to hear him tell it, he's not enjoying certain aspects of the modern cowboy drama's production. Outside of the rigorous shooting schedule, Costner's biggest issue with Yellowstone is apparently that he often feels left in the dark in regards to his character's past, and where Dutton is headed emotionally from episode to episode. Costner told Indiewire: "I'm not always privy to [aspects of the character's arc], no. Sometimes with [Dutton's] sons or wife or whatever, that's been really kept in a creative ball. That's a more vulnerable way to go through life as an actor." Given the rash of melodramatic twists and turns that have accompanied seemingly every new episode of Yellowstone over the show's first two seasons, it's easy to understand why Costner might want a little more info about his character, after all, it would be difficult for any actor, even one of Costner's caliber, to navigate all that madness with any kind of emotional honesty. For Costner in particular, Yellowstone has proven an even bigger challenge, because he's spent the bulk of his decades-long career starring in feature films, which allow actors to study the entirety of their self-contained storylines, and plot out their characters' arcs from start to finish. Hard as it is to believe, Yellowstone is only the second television series Costner has ever starred in, with the first being the limited, three episode run of the History Channel mini-series Hatfields & McCoys. In spite of Yellowstone's breakout success, Costner still hasn't gotten used to the vulnerability that comes with not knowing what lies ahead for his character. During his interview, Costner bluntly stated: "It hasn't been an easy adjustment for me. I don't like it too much." While this may lead fans to believe that Costner has designs on skedaddling from Yellowstone, thankfully, this isn't the case. Keep watching the video to see the reason Kevin Costner doesn't like filming Yellowstone! #KevinCostner #Yellowstone

Character Interactions We Want To See In The MCU's Phase 4

 With Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the last remnants of the walls dividing the separate regions of the MCU were finally obliterated once and for all. Now, Phase Four of the MCU is just around the corner, and we've got a wish list of the mash-ups we're most hoping to see. Sam Wilson, recently seen taking up Cap's shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, will be co-headlining the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes. Although Sam has shown up in three Avengers movies, and briefly in Ant-Man, he's primarily been a Captain America character, and hasn't interacted much with many of the MCU's sprawling roster of heroes. While there's no shortage of existing characters Sam hasn't yet met, the one we'd most like to see him interact with is Carol Danvers. Sam will be in the market for a new best friend after losing Steve to the past in Endgame, and we get the feeling Carol has been a little personally unmoored ever since losing and regaining her memories in Captain Marvel. They could each use a new shoulder to lean on, and we can see their personalities playing well off of one another. In addition to their shared military background, Sam's experience running a support group for veterans may be just what Carol needs to help unpack all she's been through. What's more, their shared experience of losing their best friends may help them understand one another in a unique and interesting way. Although WandaVision has confirmed that Ant-Man and the Wasp's FBI agent Jimmy Woo will be appearing in some capacity, we have no idea what sort of role he'll be playing in the mind-bending tale. WandaVision is one of the least predictable of the Disney+ shows since we've been told that it'll take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, but also apparently in the 1950s. As such, it's entirely possible that some characters may exist in one time period or reality, and not in others, meaning that there's no guarantee that Wanda or Vision will actually interact with every member of the show's cast. However, we really hope that we get to see what happens when Jimmy encounters Vision for the first time. It's not just that we want each of them to make a good friend, although that's part of it. Besides Wanda, Vision has always seemed kind of isolated, and Jimmy came across as pretty lonely in Ant-Man. Keep watching the video to see all the character interactions we want to see in the MCU's Phase 4! #Phase4 #MCUPhase4 Sam Wilson and Carol Danvers | 0:18 Jimmy Woo and the Vision | 1:22 Wanda Maximoff and Baron Mordo | 2:39 The Ancient One and Loki | 3:46 Darcy Lewis and Wong | 4:36 Peter Parker and Shuri | 5:55 Nebula and Korg | 6:37 Valkyrie and Lady Sif | 8:02 Professor Hulk and Jane Foster | 9:13 Clint Barton and Bucky Barnes | 9:59

Character Interactions We Want To See In The MCU's Phase 4

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 With Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the last remnants of the walls dividing the separate regions of the MCU were finally obliterated once and for all. Now, Phase Four of the MCU is just around the corner, and we've got a wish list of the mash-ups we're most hoping to see. Sam Wilson, recently seen taking up Cap's shield at the end of Avengers: Endgame, will be co-headlining the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier with Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes. Although Sam has shown up in three Avengers movies, and briefly in Ant-Man, he's primarily been a Captain America character, and hasn't interacted much with many of the MCU's sprawling roster of heroes. While there's no shortage of existing characters Sam hasn't yet met, the one we'd most like to see him interact with is Carol Danvers. Sam will be in the market for a new best friend after losing Steve to the past in Endgame, and we get the feeling Carol has been a little personally unmoored ever since losing and regaining her memories in Captain Marvel. They could each use a new shoulder to lean on, and we can see their personalities playing well off of one another. In addition to their shared military background, Sam's experience running a support group for veterans may be just what Carol needs to help unpack all she's been through. What's more, their shared experience of losing their best friends may help them understand one another in a unique and interesting way. Although WandaVision has confirmed that Ant-Man and the Wasp's FBI agent Jimmy Woo will be appearing in some capacity, we have no idea what sort of role he'll be playing in the mind-bending tale. WandaVision is one of the least predictable of the Disney+ shows since we've been told that it'll take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, but also apparently in the 1950s. As such, it's entirely possible that some characters may exist in one time period or reality, and not in others, meaning that there's no guarantee that Wanda or Vision will actually interact with every member of the show's cast. However, we really hope that we get to see what happens when Jimmy encounters Vision for the first time. It's not just that we want each of them to make a good friend, although that's part of it. Besides Wanda, Vision has always seemed kind of isolated, and Jimmy came across as pretty lonely in Ant-Man. Keep watching the video to see all the character interactions we want to see in the MCU's Phase 4! #Phase4 #MCUPhase4 Sam Wilson and Carol Danvers | 0:18 Jimmy Woo and the Vision | 1:22 Wanda Maximoff and Baron Mordo | 2:39 The Ancient One and Loki | 3:46 Darcy Lewis and Wong | 4:36 Peter Parker and Shuri | 5:55 Nebula and Korg | 6:37 Valkyrie and Lady Sif | 8:02 Professor Hulk and Jane Foster | 9:13 Clint Barton and Bucky Barnes | 9:59

The 3 Best And 3 Worst Bruce Lee Movies

 It's been nearly 50 years since Bruce Lee died suddenly in the prime of his life, but his legend lives on in ways that even he could never have imagined. Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights of his long and varied career, from the movies that made him an icon to the ones we'd rather just forget. Game of Death was a movie famously built around the footage Bruce Lee left behind from his unfinished final film, most of which consisted of fight scenes that took place on various levels of a pagoda. After Lee's death, Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse took that footage and integrated it into a new story about a martial arts movie star being hunted by a crime syndicate. Game of Death is also notorious for integrating footage of Lee from other movies, often to jarring effect, and at one point even uses footage of Lee's actual body in his casket. If Game of Death had simply been made as a '70s martial arts flick full of subterfuge and slick fight scenes, it wouldn't be a bad movie at all. As it is, the footage that doesn't try to trick you into thinking you're watching Bruce Lee is solid, the opening credits are killer, and John Barry's score is probably the best thing about it. Watching it in context as a film cobbled together from Lee's unfinished work, however, makes it a trying viewing experience, and a sad reminder of what might have been. The Game of Death was supposed to star Bruce Lee as a retired martial artist who is coerced into retrieving something valuable from the top of a mysterious pagoda - with each level guarded by a martial artist with a different fighting style. As you know, however, the true version of the movie never came to fruition, thanks to Lee's untimely passing. What footage did exist was later released as part of the documentary Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey. The Game of Death's climax featured Lee in his now-iconic yellow tracksuit, taking on these martial artists in a series of precisely choreographed battles, culminating in a fight with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's character at the pagoda's summit. Watching what exists of The Game of Death is a bittersweet experience, because while we'll never get to see the full film, seeing what Lee was able to do with this level of creative control and precision is truly astonishing nonetheless. Bruce Lee's first major introduction to American audiences was as Kato in The Green Hornet, the superhero action-adventure series in which he stole the show as sidekick to the titular masked hero. The show was successful in America, but overseas it made Lee an even bigger star, to the point that in Hong Kong it became known as "The Kato Show." Keep watching the video for the 3 best and 3 worst Bruce Lee movies! #BruceLee Worst: Game of Death | 0:16 Best: The Game of Death | 1:10 Worst: The Green Hornet | 1:57 Best: The Way of the Dragon | 2:45 Worst: The Big Boss | 3:47 Best: Enter the Dragon | 4:31

The 3 Best And 3 Worst Bruce Lee Movies

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 It's been nearly 50 years since Bruce Lee died suddenly in the prime of his life, but his legend lives on in ways that even he could never have imagined. Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights of his long and varied career, from the movies that made him an icon to the ones we'd rather just forget. Game of Death was a movie famously built around the footage Bruce Lee left behind from his unfinished final film, most of which consisted of fight scenes that took place on various levels of a pagoda. After Lee's death, Enter the Dragon director Robert Clouse took that footage and integrated it into a new story about a martial arts movie star being hunted by a crime syndicate. Game of Death is also notorious for integrating footage of Lee from other movies, often to jarring effect, and at one point even uses footage of Lee's actual body in his casket. If Game of Death had simply been made as a '70s martial arts flick full of subterfuge and slick fight scenes, it wouldn't be a bad movie at all. As it is, the footage that doesn't try to trick you into thinking you're watching Bruce Lee is solid, the opening credits are killer, and John Barry's score is probably the best thing about it. Watching it in context as a film cobbled together from Lee's unfinished work, however, makes it a trying viewing experience, and a sad reminder of what might have been. The Game of Death was supposed to star Bruce Lee as a retired martial artist who is coerced into retrieving something valuable from the top of a mysterious pagoda - with each level guarded by a martial artist with a different fighting style. As you know, however, the true version of the movie never came to fruition, thanks to Lee's untimely passing. What footage did exist was later released as part of the documentary Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey. The Game of Death's climax featured Lee in his now-iconic yellow tracksuit, taking on these martial artists in a series of precisely choreographed battles, culminating in a fight with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's character at the pagoda's summit. Watching what exists of The Game of Death is a bittersweet experience, because while we'll never get to see the full film, seeing what Lee was able to do with this level of creative control and precision is truly astonishing nonetheless. Bruce Lee's first major introduction to American audiences was as Kato in The Green Hornet, the superhero action-adventure series in which he stole the show as sidekick to the titular masked hero. The show was successful in America, but overseas it made Lee an even bigger star, to the point that in Hong Kong it became known as "The Kato Show." Keep watching the video for the 3 best and 3 worst Bruce Lee movies! #BruceLee Worst: Game of Death | 0:16 Best: The Game of Death | 1:10 Worst: The Green Hornet | 1:57 Best: The Way of the Dragon | 2:45 Worst: The Big Boss | 3:47 Best: Enter the Dragon | 4:31

The Reason Amazon Just Gave Up On The Dark Tower TV Adaption

 Amazon's journey to the Dark Tower is over. Amazon Studios has opted to pass on its planned adaptation of Stephen King's eight-novel opus after reportedly being dissatisfied with the pilot. This comes a little more than two years after the feature film, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. The streamer will shop its two completed scripts to other studios, according to Deadline. The news comes as a bit of a shock. King fans were psyched for The Dark Tower to receive the serial treatment, which would have been a great fit for the extremely dense and profoundly weird material. The novel series deals with Roland, the last of a long line of near-mythical Gunslingers, and his quest to ascend the titular Tower, which is the nexus of all possible realities. He's opposed by the mysterious Man in Black, as well as the Crimson King, an evil extradimensional entity who has featured directly or indirectly in several of King's works. While Amazon had made no official announcements regarding the series' cast and crew, it had been widely reported that the series showrunner was Glen Mazzara, who had worked on The Walking Dead and The Shield; Sam Strike and Jasper Pääkkönen had been cast as Roland and the Man in Black, respectively, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker and Jerome Flynn from Game of Thrones had also joined the series in undisclosed roles. Unfortunately, unless the series is picked up by another network or streamer, Mazzara's Dark Tower will never see the light of day. Fans who were disappointed by the 2017 feature film, which attempted to cram several novels' worth of story into one film and...well, failed, now have something else to be disappointed about. Amazon has made no public statement about why the plug was pulled on the series, but Deadline's sources indicate that it wasn't just one thing. Of course, as one might have predicted, it was reported that Mazzara and company were having a tough time wrangling the material. What works on the page doesn't always work on the screen, and the Dark Tower novels serve as an absolutely splendid illustration of this truth. Some of their imagery would be near-impossible to depict, and some of it, if we're being honest, would look incredibly silly, no matter how it was depicted. Aside from these troubles, however, it was also reported that Amazon's brass simply didn't feel that the pilot was up to snuff, and that it would have suffered by comparison with other fantasy properties the streamer has cooking, such as Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. While that's certainly a bummer for fans, there is a silver lining here. As the 2017 film proved, The Dark Tower is an extremely easy property to botch, and we submit that it's totally possible the powers that be at Amazon have actually saved us from another half-baked adaptation. Who knows? As to whether any other brave souls will pick up the Dark Tower torch, it's tough to say. It's always possible that Mazzara's series will be rescued by Netflix or HBO, but it seems more likely that whatever problems Amazon had with the pilot won't be overlooked by other potentially interested parties. If indeed some intrepid creator decides to start from scratch on a fresh adaptation, they would do well to heed the advice of Ron Howard, who produced the feature film and also oversaw a planned tie-in TV series, which never materialized. Speaking with Collider last year, Howard indicated that if he had it to do over again, he would have leaned into the weirdness of the source material rather than trying to shoehorn it into a mainstream-friendly package. He told the outlet, "We always felt like we were kind of holding back something. Sometimes this happens on these projects where everybody's best intentions, you're all pulling in a direction, and then you sort of say, 'Was that the right direction?' And I wouldn't say [the movie] was all compromise. I do think it was just a sense of maybe too much listening to what you think that the marketplace is calling for instead of the essence of what Stephen King was giving us." Hopefully, one day, we'll get the mind-blowing serial adaptation that The Dark Tower deserves, but it likely won't come from Amazon. Watch the video to learn The Reason Amazon Just Gave Up On The Dark Tower TV Adaption! #DarkTower #Amazon

The Reason Amazon Just Gave Up On The Dark Tower TV Adaption

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 Amazon's journey to the Dark Tower is over. Amazon Studios has opted to pass on its planned adaptation of Stephen King's eight-novel opus after reportedly being dissatisfied with the pilot. This comes a little more than two years after the feature film, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. The streamer will shop its two completed scripts to other studios, according to Deadline. The news comes as a bit of a shock. King fans were psyched for The Dark Tower to receive the serial treatment, which would have been a great fit for the extremely dense and profoundly weird material. The novel series deals with Roland, the last of a long line of near-mythical Gunslingers, and his quest to ascend the titular Tower, which is the nexus of all possible realities. He's opposed by the mysterious Man in Black, as well as the Crimson King, an evil extradimensional entity who has featured directly or indirectly in several of King's works. While Amazon had made no official announcements regarding the series' cast and crew, it had been widely reported that the series showrunner was Glen Mazzara, who had worked on The Walking Dead and The Shield; Sam Strike and Jasper Pääkkönen had been cast as Roland and the Man in Black, respectively, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker and Jerome Flynn from Game of Thrones had also joined the series in undisclosed roles. Unfortunately, unless the series is picked up by another network or streamer, Mazzara's Dark Tower will never see the light of day. Fans who were disappointed by the 2017 feature film, which attempted to cram several novels' worth of story into one film and...well, failed, now have something else to be disappointed about. Amazon has made no public statement about why the plug was pulled on the series, but Deadline's sources indicate that it wasn't just one thing. Of course, as one might have predicted, it was reported that Mazzara and company were having a tough time wrangling the material. What works on the page doesn't always work on the screen, and the Dark Tower novels serve as an absolutely splendid illustration of this truth. Some of their imagery would be near-impossible to depict, and some of it, if we're being honest, would look incredibly silly, no matter how it was depicted. Aside from these troubles, however, it was also reported that Amazon's brass simply didn't feel that the pilot was up to snuff, and that it would have suffered by comparison with other fantasy properties the streamer has cooking, such as Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. While that's certainly a bummer for fans, there is a silver lining here. As the 2017 film proved, The Dark Tower is an extremely easy property to botch, and we submit that it's totally possible the powers that be at Amazon have actually saved us from another half-baked adaptation. Who knows? As to whether any other brave souls will pick up the Dark Tower torch, it's tough to say. It's always possible that Mazzara's series will be rescued by Netflix or HBO, but it seems more likely that whatever problems Amazon had with the pilot won't be overlooked by other potentially interested parties. If indeed some intrepid creator decides to start from scratch on a fresh adaptation, they would do well to heed the advice of Ron Howard, who produced the feature film and also oversaw a planned tie-in TV series, which never materialized. Speaking with Collider last year, Howard indicated that if he had it to do over again, he would have leaned into the weirdness of the source material rather than trying to shoehorn it into a mainstream-friendly package. He told the outlet, "We always felt like we were kind of holding back something. Sometimes this happens on these projects where everybody's best intentions, you're all pulling in a direction, and then you sort of say, 'Was that the right direction?' And I wouldn't say [the movie] was all compromise. I do think it was just a sense of maybe too much listening to what you think that the marketplace is calling for instead of the essence of what Stephen King was giving us." Hopefully, one day, we'll get the mind-blowing serial adaptation that The Dark Tower deserves, but it likely won't come from Amazon. Watch the video to learn The Reason Amazon Just Gave Up On The Dark Tower TV Adaption! #DarkTower #Amazon

5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Bad Boys For Life

 Bad Boys for Life is full of bullets, explosions, and quips, but is it any good? That depends what you're looking for. Here are our picks for the five best -- and five worst -- things in this long-dormant action franchise's latest installment. It's been more than 15 years since they last teamed up, but Will Smith and Martin Lawrence haven't lost a step. By this point in their careers, both actors have their shticks down pat, and in Bad Boys for Life they deploy their respective charms with military precision. The action scenes are nice to look at, but the banter between the two leads is where you'll find the real fireworks. When the script is clunky and the dialogue cliched, Smith and Lawrence still make it work. In a different world, Smith and Lawrence would've been a modern Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Since that didn't happen, we'll take whatever we can get. Watch the video to see the rest of the 5 best and 5 worst things in Bad Boys For Life! #BadBoys #BadBoys4Life #BadBoysForLife Best: Expert-level chemistry | 0:15 Worst: It's Will Smith's world | 0:49 Best: Aging gracefully | 1:34 Worst: This formula is starting to feel a little old | 2:25 Best: Playing for keeps | 3:00 Worst: Jokes over drama | 3:46 Best: An impeccable sense of style | 4:22 Worst: Big reveals | 4:47 Best: The great Easter egg hunt | 5:35 Worst: Bad Boys Til Death | 6:24

5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Bad Boys For Life

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 Bad Boys for Life is full of bullets, explosions, and quips, but is it any good? That depends what you're looking for. Here are our picks for the five best -- and five worst -- things in this long-dormant action franchise's latest installment. It's been more than 15 years since they last teamed up, but Will Smith and Martin Lawrence haven't lost a step. By this point in their careers, both actors have their shticks down pat, and in Bad Boys for Life they deploy their respective charms with military precision. The action scenes are nice to look at, but the banter between the two leads is where you'll find the real fireworks. When the script is clunky and the dialogue cliched, Smith and Lawrence still make it work. In a different world, Smith and Lawrence would've been a modern Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Since that didn't happen, we'll take whatever we can get. Watch the video to see the rest of the 5 best and 5 worst things in Bad Boys For Life! #BadBoys #BadBoys4Life #BadBoysForLife Best: Expert-level chemistry | 0:15 Worst: It's Will Smith's world | 0:49 Best: Aging gracefully | 1:34 Worst: This formula is starting to feel a little old | 2:25 Best: Playing for keeps | 3:00 Worst: Jokes over drama | 3:46 Best: An impeccable sense of style | 4:22 Worst: Big reveals | 4:47 Best: The great Easter egg hunt | 5:35 Worst: Bad Boys Til Death | 6:24

Confusing Crisis On Infinite Earths Moments Explained

 If the CW's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover left you a little confused, don't worry. You're not alone. The good news is that we're here to sort out a few of its more convoluted aspects and explain just what was going on, and why. Who exactly is the guy who shows up in Purgatory and bestows seemingly unfathomable cosmic powers on Oliver Queen? He identifies himself as Jim Corrigan, the Spectre, but if you haven't had your nose buried in DC Comics for the better part of your life, that probably didn't answer any questions. Despite being a relatively obscure character, the Spectre is a favorite for this kind of world-shattering event, because he's the literal embodiment of the Wrath of God. He's less of a person and more of a force of nature, a vessel for divine fury with cosmic power even Superman could only imagine. Unfortunately, it turned out that turning God's vengeance into a person without any mitigating force could lead to some abuses of power. To temper his vengeance and create a new superhero in 1940 the Presence bound the Spectre to Jim Corrigan, a cop who had been killed by criminals, returning him to life as a ghostly superhero. Eventually, Corrigan worked off enough of his sins that he was allowed to move on to his final reward, and the "Spectre Force" was passed down to others. After his death, Green Lantern Hal Jordan was the Spectre for a while, and then Gotham City detective Cris Allen was drafted into the job. It's never been handed off to Oliver Queen in the comics, but the fact that both characters wear costumes built around green hoods makes the shift in wardrobe an easy one. Most heroes only get one chance to sacrifice their lives to save the world. Oliver Queen got two: once as Green Arrow, fighting to the death against the Anti-Monitor's army of shadows, and then again as the Spectre, seemingly sacrificing his life to end the threat to the multiverse. The Anti-Monitor's death didn't really stick, though, so is Oliver really dead? Keep watching the video to see all the confusing Crisis on Infinite Earths moments explained! #CWCrisis #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Mystery of The Spectre | 0:15 Is Oliver really dead? | 1:38 All those Earths | 2:48 A very familiar Superman | 4:39 Earth-99 Bruce Wayne's pain | 6:04 Smallville Clark's power loss | 7:17 What's up with Earth-Prime? | 8:19 What happened to the Multiverse? | 10:16

Confusing Crisis On Infinite Earths Moments Explained

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 If the CW's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover left you a little confused, don't worry. You're not alone. The good news is that we're here to sort out a few of its more convoluted aspects and explain just what was going on, and why. Who exactly is the guy who shows up in Purgatory and bestows seemingly unfathomable cosmic powers on Oliver Queen? He identifies himself as Jim Corrigan, the Spectre, but if you haven't had your nose buried in DC Comics for the better part of your life, that probably didn't answer any questions. Despite being a relatively obscure character, the Spectre is a favorite for this kind of world-shattering event, because he's the literal embodiment of the Wrath of God. He's less of a person and more of a force of nature, a vessel for divine fury with cosmic power even Superman could only imagine. Unfortunately, it turned out that turning God's vengeance into a person without any mitigating force could lead to some abuses of power. To temper his vengeance and create a new superhero in 1940 the Presence bound the Spectre to Jim Corrigan, a cop who had been killed by criminals, returning him to life as a ghostly superhero. Eventually, Corrigan worked off enough of his sins that he was allowed to move on to his final reward, and the "Spectre Force" was passed down to others. After his death, Green Lantern Hal Jordan was the Spectre for a while, and then Gotham City detective Cris Allen was drafted into the job. It's never been handed off to Oliver Queen in the comics, but the fact that both characters wear costumes built around green hoods makes the shift in wardrobe an easy one. Most heroes only get one chance to sacrifice their lives to save the world. Oliver Queen got two: once as Green Arrow, fighting to the death against the Anti-Monitor's army of shadows, and then again as the Spectre, seemingly sacrificing his life to end the threat to the multiverse. The Anti-Monitor's death didn't really stick, though, so is Oliver really dead? Keep watching the video to see all the confusing Crisis on Infinite Earths moments explained! #CWCrisis #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths Mystery of The Spectre | 0:15 Is Oliver really dead? | 1:38 All those Earths | 2:48 A very familiar Superman | 4:39 Earth-99 Bruce Wayne's pain | 6:04 Smallville Clark's power loss | 7:17 What's up with Earth-Prime? | 8:19 What happened to the Multiverse? | 10:16

The Anime That'll Blow You Away In 2020

 The new year is bringing new anime that fans across the world will love. Are you ready for a series about historical warlords in the bodies of modern pet dogs? How about the story of a girl who realizes she's the villain in a video game? All this and more are in store for 2020. Junji Ito is horror manga's undisputed king. If anything from his vast library of work can be considered his magnum opus, however, it is Uzumaki: the slow, sordid chronicle of one small town's descent into madness. The story encompasses everything from cannibalistic body horror to isolation-induced psychosis. Ito's always had a gift for balancing absurdism with horror, but Uzumaki takes it further than ever before. Uzumaki has been adapted before, most notably as a series of video games and a 2000 live-action movie. Nothing, however, has managed to equal its source material in sheer intensity, until now. In partnership with Adult Swim, Production I.G. has produced a four-episode adaptation that will air concurrently in Japan and the United States. Ito's densely-inked style is a massive challenge to animate, but teaser trailers reveal uniquely detailed visuals that should intrigue newbies and seasoned fans alike. Just make sure you watch this one with the lights on. It might have taken five years longer than expected, but at last, the finale of the Rebuild of Evangelion series has a premiere date. These films have always been unique: Though they're most widely known as a retelling of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, they've grown steadily different from the source material with each installment. Entirely new characters have taken center stage, old characters have been woven into the narrative far earlier than in the original series, and a completely different ending is promised to close out the series. If the previous films are anything to go by, 3.0+1.0 will be an innovative presentation of everything that makes Evangelion the anime touchstone it is, from dazzling animation to a clear-eyed look at trauma on the precipice of adulthood. Keep watching the video to see all the anime that'll blow you away in 2020! #Anime #Anime2020 #NewAnime Uzumaki | 0:16 Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 | 1:16 Drifting Dragons | 2:18 My Next Life as a Villainess | 2:58 Smile Down the Runway | 4:03 Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 | 5:14 Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! | 6:12 Dorohedoro | 7:00 Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga | 8:07 Brand New Animal | 9:26 The Promised Neverland | 10:32

The Anime That'll Blow You Away In 2020

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 The new year is bringing new anime that fans across the world will love. Are you ready for a series about historical warlords in the bodies of modern pet dogs? How about the story of a girl who realizes she's the villain in a video game? All this and more are in store for 2020. Junji Ito is horror manga's undisputed king. If anything from his vast library of work can be considered his magnum opus, however, it is Uzumaki: the slow, sordid chronicle of one small town's descent into madness. The story encompasses everything from cannibalistic body horror to isolation-induced psychosis. Ito's always had a gift for balancing absurdism with horror, but Uzumaki takes it further than ever before. Uzumaki has been adapted before, most notably as a series of video games and a 2000 live-action movie. Nothing, however, has managed to equal its source material in sheer intensity, until now. In partnership with Adult Swim, Production I.G. has produced a four-episode adaptation that will air concurrently in Japan and the United States. Ito's densely-inked style is a massive challenge to animate, but teaser trailers reveal uniquely detailed visuals that should intrigue newbies and seasoned fans alike. Just make sure you watch this one with the lights on. It might have taken five years longer than expected, but at last, the finale of the Rebuild of Evangelion series has a premiere date. These films have always been unique: Though they're most widely known as a retelling of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, they've grown steadily different from the source material with each installment. Entirely new characters have taken center stage, old characters have been woven into the narrative far earlier than in the original series, and a completely different ending is promised to close out the series. If the previous films are anything to go by, 3.0+1.0 will be an innovative presentation of everything that makes Evangelion the anime touchstone it is, from dazzling animation to a clear-eyed look at trauma on the precipice of adulthood. Keep watching the video to see all the anime that'll blow you away in 2020! #Anime #Anime2020 #NewAnime Uzumaki | 0:16 Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 | 1:16 Drifting Dragons | 2:18 My Next Life as a Villainess | 2:58 Smile Down the Runway | 4:03 Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 | 5:14 Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! | 6:12 Dorohedoro | 7:00 Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga | 8:07 Brand New Animal | 9:26 The Promised Neverland | 10:32

Rose Tico Allegedly Had An Important Role In Rise Of Skywalker

 Rose Tico fans can claim a victory, well, sort of. An alleged summary of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script has emerged on CH-me from a former professional screenplay reader named Robert Burnett. This supposed version of the script is said to have been written during Colin Trevorrow's time in the director's chair, before he lost his job in 2017 and the entire project started over with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back at the helm. This script, with the working title The Duel of the Fates, appears to be a profoundly different movie from the one we received in December 2019, though several of the individual concepts are similar enough that they might have been repurposed for The Rise of Skywalker. The story itself, however, is entirely different, and Kelly Marie Tran's Rose Tico is at its core. Fans of Rose, who was introduced in The Last Jedi, have been upset by how The Rise of Skywalker minimized her presence and insulted the character, on top of the real-life harassment Tran experienced on social media because of her role. They can perhaps find some bittersweet comfort in the possibility that, somewhere along the line, someone might have cared about Rose. However, we can't 100% guarantee that the alleged script described in the video is genuine. Burnett explains straight away that he won't provide proof of the script beyond cropped images of the title page and the original narration crawl, or any detail as to how he got a hold of it, but if you want to imagine this is legit, hey, go for it. Let's take a look at the version of Rose Tico in The Rise of Skywalker that might have been. This alleged original Rise of Skywalker script actually opens on Rose Tico and BB-8. A good chunk of the first act has her attempting, along with Finn, Poe, and eventually Rey, to sabotage the transportation of ore used for building Star Destroyers at the Kuat Shipyards. Long story short, the sabotage goes very poorly for our heroes, but with luck, they escape (are you ready for this?) by jacking an entire freaking Star Destroyer off the lot and peeling out of the shipyards at lightspeed. All the while, Rose is described as being front and center, doing her best to reorganize when plans A, B, and Z all fail. There are two major teams performing missions in this alleged script: Rey, Poe, and Chewbacca take off on their own to do their half, while Rose, Finn, C3PO, and R2-D2 depart for Coruscant to try a desperate gamble. In trying to snuff out the Resistance for good, the First Order has choked off all intersystem communication at its source. Rey learns from the texts she picked up in The Last Jedi, however, that the Jedi Temple houses a giant kyber crystal that the Old Republic used thousands of years ago as a communication system the First Order doesn't have the means to control. Lighting this ancient beacon is the last hope of the Resistance to gather allies, and Rose takes point on this do-or-die mission. Keep watching the video to see that Rose Tico allegedly had an important role in Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywakerTrevorrowScript

Rose Tico Allegedly Had An Important Role In Rise Of Skywalker

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 Rose Tico fans can claim a victory, well, sort of. An alleged summary of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script has emerged on CH-me from a former professional screenplay reader named Robert Burnett. This supposed version of the script is said to have been written during Colin Trevorrow's time in the director's chair, before he lost his job in 2017 and the entire project started over with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back at the helm. This script, with the working title The Duel of the Fates, appears to be a profoundly different movie from the one we received in December 2019, though several of the individual concepts are similar enough that they might have been repurposed for The Rise of Skywalker. The story itself, however, is entirely different, and Kelly Marie Tran's Rose Tico is at its core. Fans of Rose, who was introduced in The Last Jedi, have been upset by how The Rise of Skywalker minimized her presence and insulted the character, on top of the real-life harassment Tran experienced on social media because of her role. They can perhaps find some bittersweet comfort in the possibility that, somewhere along the line, someone might have cared about Rose. However, we can't 100% guarantee that the alleged script described in the video is genuine. Burnett explains straight away that he won't provide proof of the script beyond cropped images of the title page and the original narration crawl, or any detail as to how he got a hold of it, but if you want to imagine this is legit, hey, go for it. Let's take a look at the version of Rose Tico in The Rise of Skywalker that might have been. This alleged original Rise of Skywalker script actually opens on Rose Tico and BB-8. A good chunk of the first act has her attempting, along with Finn, Poe, and eventually Rey, to sabotage the transportation of ore used for building Star Destroyers at the Kuat Shipyards. Long story short, the sabotage goes very poorly for our heroes, but with luck, they escape (are you ready for this?) by jacking an entire freaking Star Destroyer off the lot and peeling out of the shipyards at lightspeed. All the while, Rose is described as being front and center, doing her best to reorganize when plans A, B, and Z all fail. There are two major teams performing missions in this alleged script: Rey, Poe, and Chewbacca take off on their own to do their half, while Rose, Finn, C3PO, and R2-D2 depart for Coruscant to try a desperate gamble. In trying to snuff out the Resistance for good, the First Order has choked off all intersystem communication at its source. Rey learns from the texts she picked up in The Last Jedi, however, that the Jedi Temple houses a giant kyber crystal that the Old Republic used thousands of years ago as a communication system the First Order doesn't have the means to control. Lighting this ancient beacon is the last hope of the Resistance to gather allies, and Rose takes point on this do-or-die mission. Keep watching the video to see that Rose Tico allegedly had an important role in Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywakerTrevorrowScript

Crisis On Infinite Earths Questions That Still Need Answering

 The reality-warping nature of Crisis on Infinite Earths brings up loads of questions about not only the Arrowverse, but the worlds beyond the CW's series. Some of these questions may be answered in the coming months, and some may never be answered at all. The first three parts of Crisis bring some incredible cameos, but the one that lit the internet on fire was saved for Part 4 Ezra Miller, who appears as the Flash in 2017's Justice League, comes face-to-face with Grant Gustin's CW version of the character as the latter is traveling through the Speed Force. Neither of them have any idea of how the meeting is possible, and the movie Flash in particular seems completely oblivious, though the pair get a somewhat awkward moment appreciating each others' costumes. As the TV Flash says, this shouldn't be able to happen. At this point the multiverse has been annihilated by the anti-matter wave. So if the DCEU films are meant to take place in the same multiverse as the Arrowverse, the movie Flash should be wiped out along with the rest of that Earth's heroes. One possible explanation is that time in the Speed Force doesn't work the same as it does on Earth. We've already seen this is the case in previous seasons of The Flash. So, as confusing as it may seem, it could be the movie Flash entered the Speed Force before the multiverse's death and the Force's strange relationship with time is allowing him to meet the TV Flash after the end of all things. One of the coolest things about Crisis on Infinite Earths is the reprisal of Brandon Routh in the role of Superman. In earlier chapters of Crisis he plays the Superman of Earth-96, who is largely based on the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come. Routh's Earth-96 Superman has earned some gray hairs and his costume insignia incorporates the color black something uncommon for the character outside of Kingdom Come. He's killed by Lex Luthor at the end of Crisis Part 3, but by the end of the event we learn the restoration of the multiverse has resurrected the hero. During the resolution of Crisis Part 5, we see snapshots of other corners of the multiverse, including Earth-96. We find a smiling Superman flying in orbit over the Earth. Interestingly, his costume has changed. The black of his trademark insignia has been replaced with yellow, and overall his costume looks much more like the one Routh wore in 2006's Superman Returns. We don't know if the change is a conscious choice on Superman's part or a result of the changes in the multiverse. One possibility is that it's meant to signify the character has found some peace. When he's asked about the black in the costume earlier in Crisis, he says it symbolizes that there's hope even in the darkest of times. Perhaps this version of the Man of Steel no longer finds himself in the darkest of times, and decided to let it show. Keep watching the video to see all the Crisis on Infinite Earths questions that still need answering! #CWCrisis #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths How was that awesome Flash cameo possible? | 0:15 What's up with the Superman of Earth-96? | 1:22 What happened to the Spectre? | 2:36 Is Ryan Choi destined to become the next Atom? | 3:41 What about the rest of the multiverse? | 4:49 What did Constantine do to earn a favor from Lucifer | 5:56 How did Lex become the good guy? | 6:55 Who are Lois and Clark's sons? | 8:01 Was Sara Lance really the one who gave Jonah Hex his scar? | 9:06 What corrupted the Batman of Earth-99? | 9:54

Crisis On Infinite Earths Questions That Still Need Answering

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 The reality-warping nature of Crisis on Infinite Earths brings up loads of questions about not only the Arrowverse, but the worlds beyond the CW's series. Some of these questions may be answered in the coming months, and some may never be answered at all. The first three parts of Crisis bring some incredible cameos, but the one that lit the internet on fire was saved for Part 4 Ezra Miller, who appears as the Flash in 2017's Justice League, comes face-to-face with Grant Gustin's CW version of the character as the latter is traveling through the Speed Force. Neither of them have any idea of how the meeting is possible, and the movie Flash in particular seems completely oblivious, though the pair get a somewhat awkward moment appreciating each others' costumes. As the TV Flash says, this shouldn't be able to happen. At this point the multiverse has been annihilated by the anti-matter wave. So if the DCEU films are meant to take place in the same multiverse as the Arrowverse, the movie Flash should be wiped out along with the rest of that Earth's heroes. One possible explanation is that time in the Speed Force doesn't work the same as it does on Earth. We've already seen this is the case in previous seasons of The Flash. So, as confusing as it may seem, it could be the movie Flash entered the Speed Force before the multiverse's death and the Force's strange relationship with time is allowing him to meet the TV Flash after the end of all things. One of the coolest things about Crisis on Infinite Earths is the reprisal of Brandon Routh in the role of Superman. In earlier chapters of Crisis he plays the Superman of Earth-96, who is largely based on the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come. Routh's Earth-96 Superman has earned some gray hairs and his costume insignia incorporates the color black something uncommon for the character outside of Kingdom Come. He's killed by Lex Luthor at the end of Crisis Part 3, but by the end of the event we learn the restoration of the multiverse has resurrected the hero. During the resolution of Crisis Part 5, we see snapshots of other corners of the multiverse, including Earth-96. We find a smiling Superman flying in orbit over the Earth. Interestingly, his costume has changed. The black of his trademark insignia has been replaced with yellow, and overall his costume looks much more like the one Routh wore in 2006's Superman Returns. We don't know if the change is a conscious choice on Superman's part or a result of the changes in the multiverse. One possibility is that it's meant to signify the character has found some peace. When he's asked about the black in the costume earlier in Crisis, he says it symbolizes that there's hope even in the darkest of times. Perhaps this version of the Man of Steel no longer finds himself in the darkest of times, and decided to let it show. Keep watching the video to see all the Crisis on Infinite Earths questions that still need answering! #CWCrisis #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths How was that awesome Flash cameo possible? | 0:15 What's up with the Superman of Earth-96? | 1:22 What happened to the Spectre? | 2:36 Is Ryan Choi destined to become the next Atom? | 3:41 What about the rest of the multiverse? | 4:49 What did Constantine do to earn a favor from Lucifer | 5:56 How did Lex become the good guy? | 6:55 Who are Lois and Clark's sons? | 8:01 Was Sara Lance really the one who gave Jonah Hex his scar? | 9:06 What corrupted the Batman of Earth-99? | 9:54

The Witcher Scene That Means More Than You Think

 Netflix's adaptation of the travels and travails of the mutated monster-hunter Geralt are based on Andrzej Sapkowski's long-running series of novels and short stories, and not on the popular Witcher video game trilogy. But the CD Projekt Red games are a massive hit across the world, and the Witcher series' writer and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich knows it. That's precisely why, as Hissrich began adapting the high-fantasy world and laying out her season 1 narrative, she was sure to leave some room for an obvious nod or two to those who entered the fabled world through their consoles. While Hissrich pulled several iconic monsters, men, and moments from Sapkowski's expansive novels, she made sure to slip in a bathing scene between lovers Geralt of Rivia and mage Yennefer that had become wildly popular among fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. "Fishing for a Djinn seems an extreme measure to remedy sleeplessness." "When extreme measures seem reasonable, yes. I'm desperate." The "bathtub Geralt" scene is featured during the game's opening sequence and captures an intimate, bare-all moment between the monster slayer and his on-again-off-again partner Yennefer. By the looks of it, they've both somewhat settled down with Geralt's charge, Princess Ciri At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Hissrich first alluded that some form of the scene would appear on the Netflix show. She told iO9: "There is a bathtub this season. There is a bathtub. I won't tell you who's in the bathtub, but there is a bathtub." For those who were new to The Witcher universe when the Netflix series first dropped, the moment might have felt like one among many gratuitous shirtless scenes, but it actually holds a broader significance. The "bathtub Geralt" scene opens The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and is somewhat beloved for, of course, giving gamers a glimpse of Geralt both in the nude and providing a rare, intimate moment with the woman he loves. Relaxing in a hot bath within his chamber at the Witcher Academy known as Kaer Morhen in the game Geralt is seen with his feet and arms hanging over the sides of a wooden tub. We then see him jolt up and remove a crustacean-like creature from his, erm… private parts. "You know I don't find that amusing." It takes only a moment for it to become clear the animal isn't real and is instead a magical prodding delivered by the naked but strategically positioned sorceress Yennefer. Geralt promised Ciri he'd train with her, and Yennefer wants him to get on with it, so the moment ends with Geralt begrudgingly exiting the tub, walking over to the mage, and engaging in a passionate kiss before stomping off to meet up with Ciri. Keep watching the video to see more about The Witcher scene that means more than you think! #TheWitcher

The Witcher Scene That Means More Than You Think

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 Netflix's adaptation of the travels and travails of the mutated monster-hunter Geralt are based on Andrzej Sapkowski's long-running series of novels and short stories, and not on the popular Witcher video game trilogy. But the CD Projekt Red games are a massive hit across the world, and the Witcher series' writer and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich knows it. That's precisely why, as Hissrich began adapting the high-fantasy world and laying out her season 1 narrative, she was sure to leave some room for an obvious nod or two to those who entered the fabled world through their consoles. While Hissrich pulled several iconic monsters, men, and moments from Sapkowski's expansive novels, she made sure to slip in a bathing scene between lovers Geralt of Rivia and mage Yennefer that had become wildly popular among fans of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. "Fishing for a Djinn seems an extreme measure to remedy sleeplessness." "When extreme measures seem reasonable, yes. I'm desperate." The "bathtub Geralt" scene is featured during the game's opening sequence and captures an intimate, bare-all moment between the monster slayer and his on-again-off-again partner Yennefer. By the looks of it, they've both somewhat settled down with Geralt's charge, Princess Ciri At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Hissrich first alluded that some form of the scene would appear on the Netflix show. She told iO9: "There is a bathtub this season. There is a bathtub. I won't tell you who's in the bathtub, but there is a bathtub." For those who were new to The Witcher universe when the Netflix series first dropped, the moment might have felt like one among many gratuitous shirtless scenes, but it actually holds a broader significance. The "bathtub Geralt" scene opens The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and is somewhat beloved for, of course, giving gamers a glimpse of Geralt both in the nude and providing a rare, intimate moment with the woman he loves. Relaxing in a hot bath within his chamber at the Witcher Academy known as Kaer Morhen in the game Geralt is seen with his feet and arms hanging over the sides of a wooden tub. We then see him jolt up and remove a crustacean-like creature from his, erm… private parts. "You know I don't find that amusing." It takes only a moment for it to become clear the animal isn't real and is instead a magical prodding delivered by the naked but strategically positioned sorceress Yennefer. Geralt promised Ciri he'd train with her, and Yennefer wants him to get on with it, so the moment ends with Geralt begrudgingly exiting the tub, walking over to the mage, and engaging in a passionate kiss before stomping off to meet up with Ciri. Keep watching the video to see more about The Witcher scene that means more than you think! #TheWitcher

5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Crisis On Infinite Earths

 There's a lot about the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover spectacular that ultimately made it a rip-roaring success, but there were plenty of awkward and inexplicable moments as well. Let's take a look at the five best and worst moments in Crisis On Infinite Earths. Turning Oliver Queen into the Spectre, the universe's agent of justice and vengeance, was a stroke of genius that many viewers never saw coming. Episode four of Crisis On Infinite Earths had a conclusion similar to the comic. Oliver channeled the energy of his friends, the Paragons, in order to defeat the Anti-Monitor and restart the Big Bang. All of that was less interesting than the smaller, character-driven moments that Spectre-Oliver spent with his friends in that episode, as he guided them through his memories in order for them to survive various plot contrivances. The heart of the Arrowverse has always been Oliver Queen and Barry Allen's unlikely friendship, as Oliver drew inspiration from Barry's love and Barry drew strength from Oliver's resolve. The show gave them the closure they needed and deserved. Keep watching to learn the 5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Crisis On Infinite Earths! #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #Best5 #Worst5 Best: Oliver Queen as the Spectre | 0:17 Worst: Losing the Plot(s) | 1:02 Best: Luthor | 1:58 Worst: Lackluster battles | 2:58 Best: The Darkest Knight | 3:30 Worst: The pointless Pariah | 4:24 Best: Black Lightning's back! | 5:05 Worst: The Anti-Monitor | 5:45 Best: Meet the Super Friends! | 6:21 Worst: Collateral damage? | 6:59

5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Crisis On Infinite Earths

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 There's a lot about the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover spectacular that ultimately made it a rip-roaring success, but there were plenty of awkward and inexplicable moments as well. Let's take a look at the five best and worst moments in Crisis On Infinite Earths. Turning Oliver Queen into the Spectre, the universe's agent of justice and vengeance, was a stroke of genius that many viewers never saw coming. Episode four of Crisis On Infinite Earths had a conclusion similar to the comic. Oliver channeled the energy of his friends, the Paragons, in order to defeat the Anti-Monitor and restart the Big Bang. All of that was less interesting than the smaller, character-driven moments that Spectre-Oliver spent with his friends in that episode, as he guided them through his memories in order for them to survive various plot contrivances. The heart of the Arrowverse has always been Oliver Queen and Barry Allen's unlikely friendship, as Oliver drew inspiration from Barry's love and Barry drew strength from Oliver's resolve. The show gave them the closure they needed and deserved. Keep watching to learn the 5 Best And 5 Worst Things In Crisis On Infinite Earths! #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #Best5 #Worst5 Best: Oliver Queen as the Spectre | 0:17 Worst: Losing the Plot(s) | 1:02 Best: Luthor | 1:58 Worst: Lackluster battles | 2:58 Best: The Darkest Knight | 3:30 Worst: The pointless Pariah | 4:24 Best: Black Lightning's back! | 5:05 Worst: The Anti-Monitor | 5:45 Best: Meet the Super Friends! | 6:21 Worst: Collateral damage? | 6:59

Rotten Tomatoes Reviews For Bad Boys For Life Are In

 It's an age-old question: Bad boys, bad boys… Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have returned for a third installment of the Bad Boys franchise and even though we haven't seen the likes of Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett since 2003, Bad Boys for Life has managed to earn some favorable reviews. In case you need a refresher, here's the story so far: Smith and Lawrence play two wisecracking Miami narcotics detectives who duke it out with numerous drug dealers and smugglers. We first met these two crazy guys in 1995's Bad Boys, which also happened to be director Michael Bay's very first feature film. The movie certainly wasn't a critical darling, but it was ultimately a box office hit thanks largely to the stars' chemistry. When Bad Boys II came out in 2003, it rocked a much bigger budget which meant more car chases, more explosions, more everything. The film earned nearly twice as much as the original… but the whopping budget ultimately kept it from being considered a commercial success. Unfortunately, most critics thought Bad Boys II was way worse than the first installment. But this time around, the franchise has finally won over some critics. According to CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell, Lawrence and Smith still have the same great chemistry. He writes: "These actors just click. The odd-couple formula isn’t groundbreaking, with Smith easily occupying the bulletproof playboy role and Lawrence personifying the reluctant family man with one eye on retirement. But no matter how much time has passed, the two actors [...] maintain a razor-sharp rapport that helps Bad Boys For Life sizzle in between its explosive action sequences." Collider's Matt Goldberg clearly agrees with that assessment and he also appreciated getting an intimate glimpse into the lead character's personal lives: "Bad Boys for Life... [retains] the ridiculous action of Bad Boys II while discarding the go-for-broke mentality in favor of a story about the importance of family. [...] And honestly? It works!" Keep watching the video to see that the Rotten Tomatoes reviews for Bad Boys for Life are in! #BadBoysForLife #RottenTomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes Reviews For Bad Boys For Life Are In

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 It's an age-old question: Bad boys, bad boys… Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have returned for a third installment of the Bad Boys franchise and even though we haven't seen the likes of Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett since 2003, Bad Boys for Life has managed to earn some favorable reviews. In case you need a refresher, here's the story so far: Smith and Lawrence play two wisecracking Miami narcotics detectives who duke it out with numerous drug dealers and smugglers. We first met these two crazy guys in 1995's Bad Boys, which also happened to be director Michael Bay's very first feature film. The movie certainly wasn't a critical darling, but it was ultimately a box office hit thanks largely to the stars' chemistry. When Bad Boys II came out in 2003, it rocked a much bigger budget which meant more car chases, more explosions, more everything. The film earned nearly twice as much as the original… but the whopping budget ultimately kept it from being considered a commercial success. Unfortunately, most critics thought Bad Boys II was way worse than the first installment. But this time around, the franchise has finally won over some critics. According to CinemaBlend's Sean O'Connell, Lawrence and Smith still have the same great chemistry. He writes: "These actors just click. The odd-couple formula isn’t groundbreaking, with Smith easily occupying the bulletproof playboy role and Lawrence personifying the reluctant family man with one eye on retirement. But no matter how much time has passed, the two actors [...] maintain a razor-sharp rapport that helps Bad Boys For Life sizzle in between its explosive action sequences." Collider's Matt Goldberg clearly agrees with that assessment and he also appreciated getting an intimate glimpse into the lead character's personal lives: "Bad Boys for Life... [retains] the ridiculous action of Bad Boys II while discarding the go-for-broke mentality in favor of a story about the importance of family. [...] And honestly? It works!" Keep watching the video to see that the Rotten Tomatoes reviews for Bad Boys for Life are in! #BadBoysForLife #RottenTomatoes

The Decade's Best Movie Villains

 Fact: Many of the best films from the last decade also featured some of the best movie villains we've ever seen. From insidious music teachers to scheming lovers, here are some of the biggest, meanest, and most devious bad guys from the last decade. Beware, there are major spoilers ahead! Black Panther remains one of the best and most important films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the film's villain is easily one of its most compelling elements. We're given quite the explosive introduction to Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, played brilliantly by Michael B. Jordan. At the start of the film, we watch him pull off one seriously epic museum heist. A military veteran who bears scars on his body for each one of his kills, Killmonger is undeniably one of the MCU's most fascinating characters, and his motivations make a whole lot of sense: He's out for revenge after his father's murder at the hands of his own brother. Killmonger wants to use Wakanda's considerable resources to liberate black people all over the world from oppression. But he commits so many despicable and callous acts through the film, it can be hard to see him as a sympathetic character. There's no two ways about it: Jordan's masterful performance easily cements Killmonger as one of the most interesting villains of the last decade. Not far into Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, we meet Chris Washington and Rose Armitage...a seemingly well-adjusted couple played to perfection by Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. At the start of the film, they're bracing themselves for a weekend visit to Rose's parents' house, a sprawling estate with no shortage of creepy goings-on. Chris is initially quite nervous about meeting Rose's family, but Rose doesn't appear worried in the slightest. Keep watching the video to see the decade's best movie villains! #BestMovieVillains Killmonger | 0:19 Rose Armitage | 1:22 Terence Fletcher | 2:40 Loki | 3:51 Calvin Candie | 4:59 Immortan Joe | 5:54 Kylo Ren | 6:46 Hela | 7:44 Ares | 8:28 Thanos | 9:27 Amy Dunne | 10:39

The Decade's Best Movie Villains

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 Fact: Many of the best films from the last decade also featured some of the best movie villains we've ever seen. From insidious music teachers to scheming lovers, here are some of the biggest, meanest, and most devious bad guys from the last decade. Beware, there are major spoilers ahead! Black Panther remains one of the best and most important films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the film's villain is easily one of its most compelling elements. We're given quite the explosive introduction to Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, played brilliantly by Michael B. Jordan. At the start of the film, we watch him pull off one seriously epic museum heist. A military veteran who bears scars on his body for each one of his kills, Killmonger is undeniably one of the MCU's most fascinating characters, and his motivations make a whole lot of sense: He's out for revenge after his father's murder at the hands of his own brother. Killmonger wants to use Wakanda's considerable resources to liberate black people all over the world from oppression. But he commits so many despicable and callous acts through the film, it can be hard to see him as a sympathetic character. There's no two ways about it: Jordan's masterful performance easily cements Killmonger as one of the most interesting villains of the last decade. Not far into Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, we meet Chris Washington and Rose Armitage...a seemingly well-adjusted couple played to perfection by Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams. At the start of the film, they're bracing themselves for a weekend visit to Rose's parents' house, a sprawling estate with no shortage of creepy goings-on. Chris is initially quite nervous about meeting Rose's family, but Rose doesn't appear worried in the slightest. Keep watching the video to see the decade's best movie villains! #BestMovieVillains Killmonger | 0:19 Rose Armitage | 1:22 Terence Fletcher | 2:40 Loki | 3:51 Calvin Candie | 4:59 Immortan Joe | 5:54 Kylo Ren | 6:46 Hela | 7:44 Ares | 8:28 Thanos | 9:27 Amy Dunne | 10:39

2019's Absolute Best Horror Movies

 Gorehounds agree: It's a great time to be a horror fan. And though 2020 promises its fair share of dark delights, it'd be a shame if you missed any of the macabre horror highlights of 2019. Prepare to scream. The wide open spaces of the American frontier are often romanticized by classic westerns, but The Wind recognizes the terror and existential dread at the heart of those vast, desolate lands. The debut film from director Emma Tammi follows a tough frontierswoman named Lizzy, played by Caitlin Gerard. She's clearly haunted by all the emptiness that surrounds her - not to mention the ever-present, chilling wind howling across the plains. Despite reassurances from her husband, Lizzy becomes increasingly convinced that some sort of demonic presence is tormenting her. But is something supernatural really to blame, or is the root of all her horror simply loneliness? It's a question that's bound to haunt anyone who braves this atmospheric slow burn of a horror film. The Hole in the Ground is a thoroughly unnerving movie. In his feature film debut, Irish writer and director Lee Cronin tells the story of a mother and son hoping to escape their troubled past by moving to a remote countryside village. Needless to say, trouble eventually finds them there, too. There's something quite disturbing about their new home… especially that enormous sinkhole in the nearby woods. Keep watching the video to see 2019's absolute best horror movies! #HorrorMovies #BestHorror The Wind | 0:16 The Hole in the Ground | 1:03 Crawl | 1:59 The Perfection | 2:35 Ready or Not | 3:31 Bliss | 4:22 Sweetheart | 5:17 Depraved | 5:54 Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse | 6:46 Greta | 7:24 Tigers Are Not Afraid | 8:22 Little Monsters | 9:14 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark | 9:55 Midsommar | 10:37 Us | 11:36

2019's Absolute Best Horror Movies

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 Gorehounds agree: It's a great time to be a horror fan. And though 2020 promises its fair share of dark delights, it'd be a shame if you missed any of the macabre horror highlights of 2019. Prepare to scream. The wide open spaces of the American frontier are often romanticized by classic westerns, but The Wind recognizes the terror and existential dread at the heart of those vast, desolate lands. The debut film from director Emma Tammi follows a tough frontierswoman named Lizzy, played by Caitlin Gerard. She's clearly haunted by all the emptiness that surrounds her - not to mention the ever-present, chilling wind howling across the plains. Despite reassurances from her husband, Lizzy becomes increasingly convinced that some sort of demonic presence is tormenting her. But is something supernatural really to blame, or is the root of all her horror simply loneliness? It's a question that's bound to haunt anyone who braves this atmospheric slow burn of a horror film. The Hole in the Ground is a thoroughly unnerving movie. In his feature film debut, Irish writer and director Lee Cronin tells the story of a mother and son hoping to escape their troubled past by moving to a remote countryside village. Needless to say, trouble eventually finds them there, too. There's something quite disturbing about their new home… especially that enormous sinkhole in the nearby woods. Keep watching the video to see 2019's absolute best horror movies! #HorrorMovies #BestHorror The Wind | 0:16 The Hole in the Ground | 1:03 Crawl | 1:59 The Perfection | 2:35 Ready or Not | 3:31 Bliss | 4:22 Sweetheart | 5:17 Depraved | 5:54 Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse | 6:46 Greta | 7:24 Tigers Are Not Afraid | 8:22 Little Monsters | 9:14 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark | 9:55 Midsommar | 10:37 Us | 11:36

DC Characters Missing From Crisis On Infinite Earths

 Crisis on Infinite Earths was a monumental achievement, and a lot of fun, but it would've been even better if a couple more DC characters had showed up to play. In the end, we plain missed these folks, and if you're a DC super-fan, you probably did too. Felicity Smoak wasn't supposed to be a major player in the Arrowverse. Emily Bett Rickards' character was originally conceived as a one-off guest appearance, designed to pop up in a single episode and nothing more. History had other plans. Rickards' winning performance, as well as her undeniable chemistry with Arrow star Stephen Amell, quickly convinced Arrow's producers to bring Felicity back for more. It took less than a season for Felicity to become part of Arrow's regular cast. By season two, she was Arrow's heart and soul, and ultimately ended up as both Oliver Queen's wife and the mother of his children. That's why it's so weird that Felicity sat out Crisis entirely. Sure, Rickards left Arrow after season seven, but she's returning for the series finale. She couldn't pop by for a quick cameo in the big crossover event, too? The Crisis wasn't just the biggest threat the Arrowverse has ever faced, it was also an epic sendoff for Oliver Queen. As such, it just felt strange that Felicity wasn't there to say goodbye. #DCCharacters #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #DC Felicity Smoak | 0:17 Kid Flash | 1:24 Wonder Woman | 2:44 Anyone from Lois & Clark | 3:54 The Joker | 5:03

DC Characters Missing From Crisis On Infinite Earths

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 Crisis on Infinite Earths was a monumental achievement, and a lot of fun, but it would've been even better if a couple more DC characters had showed up to play. In the end, we plain missed these folks, and if you're a DC super-fan, you probably did too. Felicity Smoak wasn't supposed to be a major player in the Arrowverse. Emily Bett Rickards' character was originally conceived as a one-off guest appearance, designed to pop up in a single episode and nothing more. History had other plans. Rickards' winning performance, as well as her undeniable chemistry with Arrow star Stephen Amell, quickly convinced Arrow's producers to bring Felicity back for more. It took less than a season for Felicity to become part of Arrow's regular cast. By season two, she was Arrow's heart and soul, and ultimately ended up as both Oliver Queen's wife and the mother of his children. That's why it's so weird that Felicity sat out Crisis entirely. Sure, Rickards left Arrow after season seven, but she's returning for the series finale. She couldn't pop by for a quick cameo in the big crossover event, too? The Crisis wasn't just the biggest threat the Arrowverse has ever faced, it was also an epic sendoff for Oliver Queen. As such, it just felt strange that Felicity wasn't there to say goodbye. #DCCharacters #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths #DC Felicity Smoak | 0:17 Kid Flash | 1:24 Wonder Woman | 2:44 Anyone from Lois & Clark | 3:54 The Joker | 5:03

2019's Best TV Shows

 With so many new shows premiering, it's a pretty competitive field, but these debuting series have captivated audiences and critics alike so from streaming gems to big network efforts, here are the very best TV shows of 2019. Natasha Lyonne has been a Hollywood fixture for years, and when critics and audiences heard she would be creating her own show, they paid attention. As Nadia, a woman stuck in a bizarre time loop where she keeps reliving her death on her birthday with absolutely no explanation or context, Lyonne inhabits the role with caustic wit and razor-sharp timing. Along the way, she meets Alan, played by Charlie Barnett, who is stuck in his own terrifying time loop. Together, the two of them work together to avoid death, solve their seemingly unsolvable problems, and, hopefully, track down Nadia's missing cat, Oatmeal. The series' careful attention to detail and Lyonne's anchoring lead performance earned rave reviews, and so did her intense involvement with the production. Along with starring, Lyonne directed the season finale and came up with the concept. Though fans would certainly welcome a second season, it ended on a rare, perfect note, just in case it only sticks around for a single batch of episodes. Based on the popular Dark Horse comic book series by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy premiered in February of 2019 to plenty of buzz from fans excited for a live-action adaptation with an incredible cast led by Ellen Page. The strange adventure centers on seven children with supernatural abilities who were raised in a mysterious school, shifting between flashbacks and the catastrophic problems they have in their adult lives in the present day. Keep watching the video to see all of 2019's best TV shows! #BestTV #TV Russian Doll | 0:15 Umbrella Academy | 1:15 What We Do in the Shadows | 2:13 Tuca & Bertie | 3:18 Chernobyl | 4:38 Ramy | 5:56 Los Espookys | 6:57 The Righteous Gemstones | 7:36 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance | 8:40 A Black Lady Sketch Show | 10:14 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson | 10:50 When They See Us | 11:59 Dead to Me | 13:00 Stumptown | 13:50 Sex Education | 15:01 Euphoria | 16:03

2019's Best TV Shows

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 With so many new shows premiering, it's a pretty competitive field, but these debuting series have captivated audiences and critics alike so from streaming gems to big network efforts, here are the very best TV shows of 2019. Natasha Lyonne has been a Hollywood fixture for years, and when critics and audiences heard she would be creating her own show, they paid attention. As Nadia, a woman stuck in a bizarre time loop where she keeps reliving her death on her birthday with absolutely no explanation or context, Lyonne inhabits the role with caustic wit and razor-sharp timing. Along the way, she meets Alan, played by Charlie Barnett, who is stuck in his own terrifying time loop. Together, the two of them work together to avoid death, solve their seemingly unsolvable problems, and, hopefully, track down Nadia's missing cat, Oatmeal. The series' careful attention to detail and Lyonne's anchoring lead performance earned rave reviews, and so did her intense involvement with the production. Along with starring, Lyonne directed the season finale and came up with the concept. Though fans would certainly welcome a second season, it ended on a rare, perfect note, just in case it only sticks around for a single batch of episodes. Based on the popular Dark Horse comic book series by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy premiered in February of 2019 to plenty of buzz from fans excited for a live-action adaptation with an incredible cast led by Ellen Page. The strange adventure centers on seven children with supernatural abilities who were raised in a mysterious school, shifting between flashbacks and the catastrophic problems they have in their adult lives in the present day. Keep watching the video to see all of 2019's best TV shows! #BestTV #TV Russian Doll | 0:15 Umbrella Academy | 1:15 What We Do in the Shadows | 2:13 Tuca & Bertie | 3:18 Chernobyl | 4:38 Ramy | 5:56 Los Espookys | 6:57 The Righteous Gemstones | 7:36 The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance | 8:40 A Black Lady Sketch Show | 10:14 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson | 10:50 When They See Us | 11:59 Dead to Me | 13:00 Stumptown | 13:50 Sex Education | 15:01 Euphoria | 16:03

Easter Eggs You Missed In The Mandalorian Season 1

 The Mandalorian has the production values and watchability of a Star Wars feature film, as well as lots of subtle references and callbacks to other Star Wars media. Here are some Easter eggs that even the sharpest-eyed Star Wars fans might have missed in The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian takes place after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy and before the events of the sequel trilogy. There are a lot of different races from a lot of different planets interacting in the first episode, and many of them use their own distinct language. In a bar scene at the top of the first episode, a fearsome-looking man with an unruly beard beats up on a blue-skinned alien, the target our protagonist bounty hunter is after. "Look at his glands. I bet we could sell them at the port!" subtitles tell the audience what the bully says in an alien language. The guy tries to pick a fight with Mando when he arrives, asking if his armor is "real Beskar steel?" The language he's speaking is Huttese, the language of the Hutts, a Star Wars race made most famous by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. After the Mandalorian captures and carts off his captured target to collect the price on his head in episode one, the prisoner makes small talk with the stoic, silent bounty hunter back on his ship. He even notes that he was "hoping to be free for Life Day." Then, he stops talking when he discovers Mando's other bounties frozen in carbonite, just like Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. What's Life Day? It's the Star Wars universe's equivalent of Christmas, a time for celebrating and relaxing with loved ones. It was first introduced in The Star Wars Holiday Special, an infamous 1978 television variety show. It follows Chewbacca's family as they watch futuristic TV and wait for him to arrive for Life Day. The special ends with Princess Leia singing a Life Day carol. Keep watching the video to see all the Easter Eggs you missed in The Mandalorian season 1! #TheMandalorian #Mandalorian #EasterEggs Jabba jabber | 0:15 Happy Life Day | 1:00 Familiar weapons | 1:48 Nosy dispatcher | 2:37 The droids you're looking for | 3:33 Handful of Crumbs | 4:33 Disintegration station | 5:21 Ice cream? | 6:09 A particular pipe | 6:41 Womp rats | 7:29 A hunk of junk | 8:14 Droids you can't avoid | 9:17 Solo drank here | 10:08 Familiar dialogue | 10:44 Mando's true identity | 11:53 A super team | 12:43 Directors on camera | 13:32 Not-so-super Troopers | 14:24 Old planet, new character | 15:06 A dark light | 16:03

Easter Eggs You Missed In The Mandalorian Season 1

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 The Mandalorian has the production values and watchability of a Star Wars feature film, as well as lots of subtle references and callbacks to other Star Wars media. Here are some Easter eggs that even the sharpest-eyed Star Wars fans might have missed in The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian takes place after the events of the original Star Wars trilogy and before the events of the sequel trilogy. There are a lot of different races from a lot of different planets interacting in the first episode, and many of them use their own distinct language. In a bar scene at the top of the first episode, a fearsome-looking man with an unruly beard beats up on a blue-skinned alien, the target our protagonist bounty hunter is after. "Look at his glands. I bet we could sell them at the port!" subtitles tell the audience what the bully says in an alien language. The guy tries to pick a fight with Mando when he arrives, asking if his armor is "real Beskar steel?" The language he's speaking is Huttese, the language of the Hutts, a Star Wars race made most famous by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. After the Mandalorian captures and carts off his captured target to collect the price on his head in episode one, the prisoner makes small talk with the stoic, silent bounty hunter back on his ship. He even notes that he was "hoping to be free for Life Day." Then, he stops talking when he discovers Mando's other bounties frozen in carbonite, just like Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. What's Life Day? It's the Star Wars universe's equivalent of Christmas, a time for celebrating and relaxing with loved ones. It was first introduced in The Star Wars Holiday Special, an infamous 1978 television variety show. It follows Chewbacca's family as they watch futuristic TV and wait for him to arrive for Life Day. The special ends with Princess Leia singing a Life Day carol. Keep watching the video to see all the Easter Eggs you missed in The Mandalorian season 1! #TheMandalorian #Mandalorian #EasterEggs Jabba jabber | 0:15 Happy Life Day | 1:00 Familiar weapons | 1:48 Nosy dispatcher | 2:37 The droids you're looking for | 3:33 Handful of Crumbs | 4:33 Disintegration station | 5:21 Ice cream? | 6:09 A particular pipe | 6:41 Womp rats | 7:29 A hunk of junk | 8:14 Droids you can't avoid | 9:17 Solo drank here | 10:08 Familiar dialogue | 10:44 Mando's true identity | 11:53 A super team | 12:43 Directors on camera | 13:32 Not-so-super Troopers | 14:24 Old planet, new character | 15:06 A dark light | 16:03

Here's Why Falcon And Winter Soldier Is Suspending Filming

 Sam and Bucky appear to have hit a snag. Production on the upcoming Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was to shoot for two weeks on the island of Puerto Rico, has been suspended after twin earthquakes rocked the area. It's not yet clear when shooting on the series will resume. The cast and crew of the series were all set to arrive this week, but those travel plans had to be scrapped. The U.S. territory experienced an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale last Tuesday, the largest to hit the island in a century; it was followed by another, smaller quake with a magnitude of 5.9 on Saturday. The quakes killed at least one and knocked out power across the island, which has since mostly been restored, according to NPR. Falcon and the Winter Soldier was to shoot scenes on the Northern portion of the island, in and around the small coastal town of Arecibo. Although the quakes struck off Puerto Rico's southern coast, the town certainly felt its effects enough so that the Arecibo Observatory, one of the largest facilities of its kind on Earth, was closed down as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, a survey by drones detected no damage to the observatory, which is key to U.S. scientists' efforts to detect asteroids which may be swinging close by our planet. Since our boring old world has no Avengers to counter such threats, let's hope the observatory is back up and running with all due haste. The filming of Falcon and the Winter Soldier has so far proceeded with the level of secrecy one would expect from a Marvel Studios production, and as such, we're not sure why filming on a sun-baked tropical island would be necessary. That said, recent leaked set photos do happen to show an ornate Asian-style garden adorned with the flag of Madripoor a fictional East Asian island which has appeared often in the pages of Marvel comics, usually in stories having to do with Wolverine or the Hand, the ninja cult which is always harassing Daredevil. It may very well be that Puerto Rico was chosen as a filming location for scenes taking place in Madripoor, with its natural beauty and miles upon miles of beaches. In any event, it looks like Falcon and the Winter Soldier's production is going to have to find a substitute, and quickly. Sorry, folks the truth hurts! Of course, location scouting and securing all of the necessary documentation required to shoot on location can be a time-consuming process. There are also sure to be plenty of other variables at play when it comes to adjusting Falcon and the Winter Soldier's filming schedule to make up for the lost Puerto Rican shoot; it's not known whether the production was to move to a different location or back onto another studio lot after shooting in Arecibo was completed, but in either case, there's sure to be some scrambling. Even assuming that filming is able to resume relatively quickly, there remains the fact that there are all kinds of potential snags to be hit in searching for another location to sub in for Puerto Rico. At this point, we give Falcon and the Winter Soldier a 50/50 chance of sticking to its announced fall 2020 debut but fortunately, should the series' premiere be delayed, there's another player waiting to come off the bench. That would be WandaVision, which has hit no such snafus. In fact, production has apparently gone so smoothly on the series that it's already been pushed up from its announced spring 2021 premiere, and is now said to be on track to drop on Disney+ in late 2020 a fortunate turn of events, and one that ensures that the streamer will debut at least one of its hotly anticipated MCU-set series this year. So, rest easy, Sam and Bucky Vision and Scarlet Witch have your backs. We'll be sure to keep you up to speed on any news regarding the anticipated premiere dates for WandaVision and the adventures of everybody's favorite best frenemies. Watch the video to learn Why Falcon And Winter Soldier Is Suspending Filming! #FalconAndWinterSoldier #Falcon #WinterSoldier

Here's Why Falcon And Winter Soldier Is Suspending Filming

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 Sam and Bucky appear to have hit a snag. Production on the upcoming Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which was to shoot for two weeks on the island of Puerto Rico, has been suspended after twin earthquakes rocked the area. It's not yet clear when shooting on the series will resume. The cast and crew of the series were all set to arrive this week, but those travel plans had to be scrapped. The U.S. territory experienced an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale last Tuesday, the largest to hit the island in a century; it was followed by another, smaller quake with a magnitude of 5.9 on Saturday. The quakes killed at least one and knocked out power across the island, which has since mostly been restored, according to NPR. Falcon and the Winter Soldier was to shoot scenes on the Northern portion of the island, in and around the small coastal town of Arecibo. Although the quakes struck off Puerto Rico's southern coast, the town certainly felt its effects enough so that the Arecibo Observatory, one of the largest facilities of its kind on Earth, was closed down as a precautionary measure. Fortunately, a survey by drones detected no damage to the observatory, which is key to U.S. scientists' efforts to detect asteroids which may be swinging close by our planet. Since our boring old world has no Avengers to counter such threats, let's hope the observatory is back up and running with all due haste. The filming of Falcon and the Winter Soldier has so far proceeded with the level of secrecy one would expect from a Marvel Studios production, and as such, we're not sure why filming on a sun-baked tropical island would be necessary. That said, recent leaked set photos do happen to show an ornate Asian-style garden adorned with the flag of Madripoor a fictional East Asian island which has appeared often in the pages of Marvel comics, usually in stories having to do with Wolverine or the Hand, the ninja cult which is always harassing Daredevil. It may very well be that Puerto Rico was chosen as a filming location for scenes taking place in Madripoor, with its natural beauty and miles upon miles of beaches. In any event, it looks like Falcon and the Winter Soldier's production is going to have to find a substitute, and quickly. Sorry, folks the truth hurts! Of course, location scouting and securing all of the necessary documentation required to shoot on location can be a time-consuming process. There are also sure to be plenty of other variables at play when it comes to adjusting Falcon and the Winter Soldier's filming schedule to make up for the lost Puerto Rican shoot; it's not known whether the production was to move to a different location or back onto another studio lot after shooting in Arecibo was completed, but in either case, there's sure to be some scrambling. Even assuming that filming is able to resume relatively quickly, there remains the fact that there are all kinds of potential snags to be hit in searching for another location to sub in for Puerto Rico. At this point, we give Falcon and the Winter Soldier a 50/50 chance of sticking to its announced fall 2020 debut but fortunately, should the series' premiere be delayed, there's another player waiting to come off the bench. That would be WandaVision, which has hit no such snafus. In fact, production has apparently gone so smoothly on the series that it's already been pushed up from its announced spring 2021 premiere, and is now said to be on track to drop on Disney+ in late 2020 a fortunate turn of events, and one that ensures that the streamer will debut at least one of its hotly anticipated MCU-set series this year. So, rest easy, Sam and Bucky Vision and Scarlet Witch have your backs. We'll be sure to keep you up to speed on any news regarding the anticipated premiere dates for WandaVision and the adventures of everybody's favorite best frenemies. Watch the video to learn Why Falcon And Winter Soldier Is Suspending Filming! #FalconAndWinterSoldier #Falcon #WinterSoldier

IT Chapter Two Scenes You Never Got To See

 We know there are some deleted scenes from It: Chapter Two out there somewhere, as well as numerous key moments from Stephen King's original novel that didn't make the cut. With that in mind, let's examine some intriguing scenes that we didn't get to see. It is a very long novel, even when you're approaching it with the idea of turning the story into two separate films. King's book has the luxury of taking its time with the characters, sometimes even meandering a bit to allow us to get to know them and the world in which they exist, and that means while some things were left out of the films entirely, others were heavily abbreviated for the sake of moving along the plot. This is particularly true of the way the adult members of the Losers' Club are introduced. As in King's novel, we meet them in their adult forms as they each receive a phone call from Mike Hanlon, but we don't see much of what they do in the immediate aftermath, because the film just needs to get them to Derry quickly. In the book, King spends a whole chapter with each member of the Club, shedding a little more light on how they each cope with the trauma of the phone call. This is particularly memorable in the case of Ben Hanscom, who chooses to handle it by heading to a local bar, asking the bartender to fill a beer stein with whiskey, and then squeezing lemon juice into his nostrils to shock his body into taking more alcohol. It's an unforgettable scene, but the film just didn't have room for it. In the film, Bill Denbrough's wife Audra Phillips only appears in the scene where Bill gets the phone call summoning him back to Derry, but in the novel, she has an expanded role. As in the film, Audra is an actress who sometimes works on film adaptations of Bill's stories, but in the book, she's also drawn to Derry as she becomes increasingly fearful over what might happen to her husband. This leads to a confrontation with Beverly's husband, Tom Rogan, who abducts her and takes her down into It's lair. Keep watching the video to see all the IT Chapter two scenes you never got to see! #ItChapter2 #ItChapter2DeletedScenes Longer character introductions | 0:14 Bill's wife in the deadlights | 1:24 Tom Rogan comes to Derry | 2:29 A flashback to the 1600s | 3:38 Mike's flashback | 4:42 Ben's encounter with Dracula | 5:41 Mike in the hospital | 6:48 The turtle's appearance | 7:43 Destroying the eggs | 8:52 The collapse of Derry | 9:52

IT Chapter Two Scenes You Never Got To See

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 We know there are some deleted scenes from It: Chapter Two out there somewhere, as well as numerous key moments from Stephen King's original novel that didn't make the cut. With that in mind, let's examine some intriguing scenes that we didn't get to see. It is a very long novel, even when you're approaching it with the idea of turning the story into two separate films. King's book has the luxury of taking its time with the characters, sometimes even meandering a bit to allow us to get to know them and the world in which they exist, and that means while some things were left out of the films entirely, others were heavily abbreviated for the sake of moving along the plot. This is particularly true of the way the adult members of the Losers' Club are introduced. As in King's novel, we meet them in their adult forms as they each receive a phone call from Mike Hanlon, but we don't see much of what they do in the immediate aftermath, because the film just needs to get them to Derry quickly. In the book, King spends a whole chapter with each member of the Club, shedding a little more light on how they each cope with the trauma of the phone call. This is particularly memorable in the case of Ben Hanscom, who chooses to handle it by heading to a local bar, asking the bartender to fill a beer stein with whiskey, and then squeezing lemon juice into his nostrils to shock his body into taking more alcohol. It's an unforgettable scene, but the film just didn't have room for it. In the film, Bill Denbrough's wife Audra Phillips only appears in the scene where Bill gets the phone call summoning him back to Derry, but in the novel, she has an expanded role. As in the film, Audra is an actress who sometimes works on film adaptations of Bill's stories, but in the book, she's also drawn to Derry as she becomes increasingly fearful over what might happen to her husband. This leads to a confrontation with Beverly's husband, Tom Rogan, who abducts her and takes her down into It's lair. Keep watching the video to see all the IT Chapter two scenes you never got to see! #ItChapter2 #ItChapter2DeletedScenes Longer character introductions | 0:14 Bill's wife in the deadlights | 1:24 Tom Rogan comes to Derry | 2:29 A flashback to the 1600s | 3:38 Mike's flashback | 4:42 Ben's encounter with Dracula | 5:41 Mike in the hospital | 6:48 The turtle's appearance | 7:43 Destroying the eggs | 8:52 The collapse of Derry | 9:52

Why Triss Merigold From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

 Now most famous as Netflix's surprise hit of the 2019 holiday season, The Witcher started life as a series of fantasy books and short stories written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The franchise's fortunes really took off in 2007, when game developers CD Projekt Red produced the first of three smash hit video games based on The Witcher. It was in the games that Triss Merigold went from a magic-wielding secondary character lusting after the titular monster-slayer Geralt to a magic-wielding major character and Geralt's actual, though occasional, love interest. In November 2018, British actress Anna Shaffer was announced for the role in the Netflix adaptation. Given the character's contradicting history between the page and the games, fans wondered whether the Witcher writers would lean into Triss' romance with Geralt on the series, or return to the original text and sideline her in favor of other characters. On the first season of The Witcher at least, it looked as though they were leaning more towards the books, with Shaffer's Triss maintaining a platonic-slash-professional relationship with Geralt and ultimately working more closely with the sorceress Yennefer. No matter what the Witcher team chose to do with Triss Merigold for the show, one thing is undeniable: the actress who plays her looks incredibly familiar. Here's where you may have seen Anna Shaffer before. Anna Shaffer's first-ever screen role was in 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in which she played a witch who couldn't land her romantic interest. Sound familiar? In the David Yates-directed film, Shaffer portrayed Gryffindor student Romilda Vane, the leader of a clique of girls who become obsessed with Harry, or, rather, with his celebrity status, and trail him around Hogwarts trying to get his attention. In case you've forgotten the small details from Harry Potter, Romilda Vane was a small but memorable character in the fifth film. Remember when Harry's best pal Ron Weasley accidentally ate a Chocolate Cauldron laced with love potion and became instantly infatuated with a girl? That girl was Romilda, who actually made the love potion specifically for Harry. Shaffer also appeared in the last two movies of the franchise, 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2011's Part 2 continuation, but her character had a more serious purpose throughout those installments. Romilda joins Dumbledore's Army to fight against the evil forces taking over the wizarding world, but unlike many other minor characters, she survives the Battle of Hogwarts that left dozens dead. Keep watching the video to see why Triss Merigold from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherTriss

Why Triss Merigold From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

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 Now most famous as Netflix's surprise hit of the 2019 holiday season, The Witcher started life as a series of fantasy books and short stories written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. The franchise's fortunes really took off in 2007, when game developers CD Projekt Red produced the first of three smash hit video games based on The Witcher. It was in the games that Triss Merigold went from a magic-wielding secondary character lusting after the titular monster-slayer Geralt to a magic-wielding major character and Geralt's actual, though occasional, love interest. In November 2018, British actress Anna Shaffer was announced for the role in the Netflix adaptation. Given the character's contradicting history between the page and the games, fans wondered whether the Witcher writers would lean into Triss' romance with Geralt on the series, or return to the original text and sideline her in favor of other characters. On the first season of The Witcher at least, it looked as though they were leaning more towards the books, with Shaffer's Triss maintaining a platonic-slash-professional relationship with Geralt and ultimately working more closely with the sorceress Yennefer. No matter what the Witcher team chose to do with Triss Merigold for the show, one thing is undeniable: the actress who plays her looks incredibly familiar. Here's where you may have seen Anna Shaffer before. Anna Shaffer's first-ever screen role was in 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, in which she played a witch who couldn't land her romantic interest. Sound familiar? In the David Yates-directed film, Shaffer portrayed Gryffindor student Romilda Vane, the leader of a clique of girls who become obsessed with Harry, or, rather, with his celebrity status, and trail him around Hogwarts trying to get his attention. In case you've forgotten the small details from Harry Potter, Romilda Vane was a small but memorable character in the fifth film. Remember when Harry's best pal Ron Weasley accidentally ate a Chocolate Cauldron laced with love potion and became instantly infatuated with a girl? That girl was Romilda, who actually made the love potion specifically for Harry. Shaffer also appeared in the last two movies of the franchise, 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2011's Part 2 continuation, but her character had a more serious purpose throughout those installments. Romilda joins Dumbledore's Army to fight against the evil forces taking over the wizarding world, but unlike many other minor characters, she survives the Battle of Hogwarts that left dozens dead. Keep watching the video to see why Triss Merigold from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherTriss

The Best TV Shows Of The Last Decade

 From Philadelphia bar owners to Pawnee government officials, from New York ad men to Russian spies, TV has only kept getting better over the past decade. It's hard to narrow down the best offerings, but we stand by these as the best television shows airing during the 2010s. A show about five deadbeat lowlifes running a bar in South Philadelphia doesn't exactly sound like a comedic goldmine right off the bat, but for better or for worse, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has defied all the odds for years. After it got off to a relatively inconspicuous and super-cheap start in 2005, the show continued through the entire following decade, truly becoming a comedy staple of the 2010s. When it was renewed for its 14th season, it officially tied with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live action sitcom of all time, which might be the only way those two shows can be compared to each other." So how exactly has Sunny stayed so fresh over nearly 15 years? Thanks to brilliant scripts by co-creators Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day, who also play Mac, Dennis, and Charlie, respectively, this totally bizarre sitcom has kept things new and exciting even as it enters the 2020s. From its innovative approach to current issues to insane board games, ill-advised child beauty pageants, the best plane trip of all time, "The Gang" always keeps things interesting, and the series even manages to hit its emotional beats without seeming inauthentic. At the end of the show's 13th season, Mac came out to his father in a gorgeously choreographed dance, proving that Always Sunny will always be relevant, no matter how long it's on the air. As the spiritual successor to The Office, NBC's other workplace mockumentary Parks and Recreation had huge shoes to fill. Ultimately, it succeeded by creating an entirely different show and relying on pure positivity rather than cringe humor. The story of a small government department in Pawnee, Indiana, led by the intrepid and overly intense Leslie Knope in an arguably career-defining role from Amy Poehler, Parks & Rec taught audiences that they could achieve anything they wanted, even if your life takes some unexpected turns. With a supporting cast rounded out by future stars like Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, and Adam Scott, alongside established stars like Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, the show always survived on sheer optimism, even as it repeatedly faced cancellation. Keep watching the video to see the best TV shows of the last decade! #TVShows #BestTV It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-present) | 0:15 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015) | 1:43 The Walking Dead (2010-present) | 2:50 Hannibal (2013-2015) | 3:52 The Americans (2013-2018) | 4:55 The Good Place (2016-2020) | 6:04 Mad Men (2007-2015) | 7:34 Game of Thrones (2011-2019) | 9:01 Veep (2012-2019) | 10:19 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020) | 11:37 Fleabag (2016-2019) | 12:47 Atlanta (2016-present) | 14:15 Stranger Things (2016-present) | 15:25 Broad City (2014-2019) | 16:35 Fargo (2014-present) | 17:36

The Best TV Shows Of The Last Decade

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 From Philadelphia bar owners to Pawnee government officials, from New York ad men to Russian spies, TV has only kept getting better over the past decade. It's hard to narrow down the best offerings, but we stand by these as the best television shows airing during the 2010s. A show about five deadbeat lowlifes running a bar in South Philadelphia doesn't exactly sound like a comedic goldmine right off the bat, but for better or for worse, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has defied all the odds for years. After it got off to a relatively inconspicuous and super-cheap start in 2005, the show continued through the entire following decade, truly becoming a comedy staple of the 2010s. When it was renewed for its 14th season, it officially tied with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live action sitcom of all time, which might be the only way those two shows can be compared to each other." So how exactly has Sunny stayed so fresh over nearly 15 years? Thanks to brilliant scripts by co-creators Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day, who also play Mac, Dennis, and Charlie, respectively, this totally bizarre sitcom has kept things new and exciting even as it enters the 2020s. From its innovative approach to current issues to insane board games, ill-advised child beauty pageants, the best plane trip of all time, "The Gang" always keeps things interesting, and the series even manages to hit its emotional beats without seeming inauthentic. At the end of the show's 13th season, Mac came out to his father in a gorgeously choreographed dance, proving that Always Sunny will always be relevant, no matter how long it's on the air. As the spiritual successor to The Office, NBC's other workplace mockumentary Parks and Recreation had huge shoes to fill. Ultimately, it succeeded by creating an entirely different show and relying on pure positivity rather than cringe humor. The story of a small government department in Pawnee, Indiana, led by the intrepid and overly intense Leslie Knope in an arguably career-defining role from Amy Poehler, Parks & Rec taught audiences that they could achieve anything they wanted, even if your life takes some unexpected turns. With a supporting cast rounded out by future stars like Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, and Adam Scott, alongside established stars like Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones, the show always survived on sheer optimism, even as it repeatedly faced cancellation. Keep watching the video to see the best TV shows of the last decade! #TVShows #BestTV It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-present) | 0:15 Parks and Recreation (2009-2015) | 1:43 The Walking Dead (2010-present) | 2:50 Hannibal (2013-2015) | 3:52 The Americans (2013-2018) | 4:55 The Good Place (2016-2020) | 6:04 Mad Men (2007-2015) | 7:34 Game of Thrones (2011-2019) | 9:01 Veep (2012-2019) | 10:19 BoJack Horseman (2014-2020) | 11:37 Fleabag (2016-2019) | 12:47 Atlanta (2016-present) | 14:15 Stranger Things (2016-present) | 15:25 Broad City (2014-2019) | 16:35 Fargo (2014-present) | 17:36

Small Details You Missed In The Morbius Trailer

 The first trailer for Sony's Morbius does an excellent job setting up the core story of the film, a doctor transforms into a vampire after attempting to cure his rare blood disease. But it also features subtler moments that offer significance. These are the small details you missed in the Morbius trailer. The first 45 seconds or so of the Morbius trailer establish that the doctor is suffering greatly because of his illness. He's shown with wires taped to his head and neck, struggling to walk with forearm crutches, and hunched over a bed as a fellow doctor meticulously counts the vertebrae of his spine protruding from his skin. In a voiceover, he says: "I'm running out of time." It soon becomes clear that Dr. Morbius intends to cure his blood disease using non-traditional medicine and his own devices, which raises a red flag to the woman working alongside him. This line is more than just the musings of a concerned colleague, it's foreshadowing of the highest degree. The woman who speaks it is Martine Bancroft, Morbius' fianceé played by Adria Arjona. Throughout the Marvel comics, Martine actually dies several times, is resurrected, and eventually becomes a living vampire herself. It's unclear at this point in time, however, whether the Morbius film will depict the death, subsequent revival, and transformation of Martine. Watch the video for more about small details you missed in the Morbius trailer! #Morbius #SmallDetails #Movies A fate worse than death | 0:17 Circling the sky | 1:16 Web of lies | 2:42 Keep your friends close… | 4:07 Armed to the teeth | 5:15

Small Details You Missed In The Morbius Trailer

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 The first trailer for Sony's Morbius does an excellent job setting up the core story of the film, a doctor transforms into a vampire after attempting to cure his rare blood disease. But it also features subtler moments that offer significance. These are the small details you missed in the Morbius trailer. The first 45 seconds or so of the Morbius trailer establish that the doctor is suffering greatly because of his illness. He's shown with wires taped to his head and neck, struggling to walk with forearm crutches, and hunched over a bed as a fellow doctor meticulously counts the vertebrae of his spine protruding from his skin. In a voiceover, he says: "I'm running out of time." It soon becomes clear that Dr. Morbius intends to cure his blood disease using non-traditional medicine and his own devices, which raises a red flag to the woman working alongside him. This line is more than just the musings of a concerned colleague, it's foreshadowing of the highest degree. The woman who speaks it is Martine Bancroft, Morbius' fianceé played by Adria Arjona. Throughout the Marvel comics, Martine actually dies several times, is resurrected, and eventually becomes a living vampire herself. It's unclear at this point in time, however, whether the Morbius film will depict the death, subsequent revival, and transformation of Martine. Watch the video for more about small details you missed in the Morbius trailer! #Morbius #SmallDetails #Movies A fate worse than death | 0:17 Circling the sky | 1:16 Web of lies | 2:42 Keep your friends close… | 4:07 Armed to the teeth | 5:15

Mandalorian Characters Who Mean More Than You Know

 During the first season of The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans were shown the galaxy from a whole new perspective with many of the show's characters providing answers to some of the franchise's oldest questions... and others posing brand new questions for fans to ponder. In Chapter 3, Star Wars fans got a lot more Mandalorian than they bargained for. After turning Baby Yoda over to the Client, Mando earns a treasure trove of Beskar steel, which he brings to the mysterious Armorer seen in the first episode. This draws the attention of the other helmeted Mandalorians, and one of them isn't too happy with Mando acquiring the Beskar by working for remnants of the Empire. This scene reveals a little more about the Mandalorian culture while still raising a few questions about their creed. During the brief melee between Mando and his brethren, it's revealed that the Mandalorians follow a strict warrior code. Take Mando's refusal to take the Mudhorn as his signet, because his victory over the creature wasn't noble enough. Or the fact that the other Mandalorians compromise their hideout to fight for Mando and his charge in spite of their earlier hostility towards him. These incidents speak volumes to the Mandalorians' complex, unyielding sense of honor. During Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian, the show's protagonist is forced to land on Tatooine after his ship is damaged in battle with another bounty hunter. The Razorcrest's landing awakens a small squad of slapstick droids whose design you may remember from The Phantom Menace, in which the same pit droids appeared in Watto's shop. While dormant, the droids almost look like metal turtles. But when Jar Jar Binks unintentionally brings one to life, the young Anakin lets him know that pressing their prominent noses puts them back into their dormant state. More of these comical droids appear in the podrace sequence, during which they act as clumsy, Three-Stooges-esque mechanics for the racers. Mando insists the human mechanic Peli not allow any of her pit droids near the Razorcrest, and he's got a couple good reasons why. Obviously, he doesn't want any of them finding Baby Yoda, and he's not exactly fond of droids in general. But Mando's also probably aware of how remarkably bad the droids tend to be at their jobs. In Episode I's pod race, the droids do far more harm than good when their antics get one of their colleagues sucked into the pod engine of Ody Mandrell, scrapping the diminutive alien's chances at a win. Ming-Na Wen appears in Chapter 5 as the vicious Fennec Shand, an assassin who has been on the run ever since the New Republic imprisoned many of her old employers. It's not clear exactly who those employers are, but Mando guesses they could've included the Hutts. That seems likely, considering she's in hiding on Tatooine, which has historically found itself under Hutt control. Keep watching the video to see all the Mandalorian characters who mean more than you know! #TheMandalorian Hidden Mandalorians | 0:15 Pit droids | 1:13 Fall of the Hutts | 2:24 An old friend | 3:26 Zero | 5:01 A familiar face | 6:12 Xi'an and Qin | 6:59 Space cameos | 8:04 Zabraks | 9:06 Death Troopers | 10:04 Gideon's secret weapon | 11:03 Greef's disgrace | 12:25 Scouting for laughs | 13:35 The Armorer | 14:29

Mandalorian Characters Who Mean More Than You Know

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 During the first season of The Mandalorian, Star Wars fans were shown the galaxy from a whole new perspective with many of the show's characters providing answers to some of the franchise's oldest questions... and others posing brand new questions for fans to ponder. In Chapter 3, Star Wars fans got a lot more Mandalorian than they bargained for. After turning Baby Yoda over to the Client, Mando earns a treasure trove of Beskar steel, which he brings to the mysterious Armorer seen in the first episode. This draws the attention of the other helmeted Mandalorians, and one of them isn't too happy with Mando acquiring the Beskar by working for remnants of the Empire. This scene reveals a little more about the Mandalorian culture while still raising a few questions about their creed. During the brief melee between Mando and his brethren, it's revealed that the Mandalorians follow a strict warrior code. Take Mando's refusal to take the Mudhorn as his signet, because his victory over the creature wasn't noble enough. Or the fact that the other Mandalorians compromise their hideout to fight for Mando and his charge in spite of their earlier hostility towards him. These incidents speak volumes to the Mandalorians' complex, unyielding sense of honor. During Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian, the show's protagonist is forced to land on Tatooine after his ship is damaged in battle with another bounty hunter. The Razorcrest's landing awakens a small squad of slapstick droids whose design you may remember from The Phantom Menace, in which the same pit droids appeared in Watto's shop. While dormant, the droids almost look like metal turtles. But when Jar Jar Binks unintentionally brings one to life, the young Anakin lets him know that pressing their prominent noses puts them back into their dormant state. More of these comical droids appear in the podrace sequence, during which they act as clumsy, Three-Stooges-esque mechanics for the racers. Mando insists the human mechanic Peli not allow any of her pit droids near the Razorcrest, and he's got a couple good reasons why. Obviously, he doesn't want any of them finding Baby Yoda, and he's not exactly fond of droids in general. But Mando's also probably aware of how remarkably bad the droids tend to be at their jobs. In Episode I's pod race, the droids do far more harm than good when their antics get one of their colleagues sucked into the pod engine of Ody Mandrell, scrapping the diminutive alien's chances at a win. Ming-Na Wen appears in Chapter 5 as the vicious Fennec Shand, an assassin who has been on the run ever since the New Republic imprisoned many of her old employers. It's not clear exactly who those employers are, but Mando guesses they could've included the Hutts. That seems likely, considering she's in hiding on Tatooine, which has historically found itself under Hutt control. Keep watching the video to see all the Mandalorian characters who mean more than you know! #TheMandalorian Hidden Mandalorians | 0:15 Pit droids | 1:13 Fall of the Hutts | 2:24 An old friend | 3:26 Zero | 5:01 A familiar face | 6:12 Xi'an and Qin | 6:59 Space cameos | 8:04 Zabraks | 9:06 Death Troopers | 10:04 Gideon's secret weapon | 11:03 Greef's disgrace | 12:25 Scouting for laughs | 13:35 The Armorer | 14:29

How These DC Villains Should Really Look

 From tracksuits that have seen better days to slick vinyl catsuits, we're here to investigate what DC's bad guys actually look like in the comics they still call home, and just how different that is from what makes it onto the silver screen The Joker has a pretty packed wardrobe. Batman t-shirts? He's sporting them in Sean Murphy's miniseries, Batman: White Knight. Sleeveless doctor's coat? Joker donned one in Batman: RIP. But still, over the decades, a central look emerges: classic suits and tuxedos in green, orange, purple, and red. He first appeared in a large bowtie, purple gloves, and well-pomaded hair. Though artists often add a couple unhinged details to his look, most often mussed hair or outsize teeth, the Joker tends to keep himself as well-turned-out as a Downton Abbey character. Modern movie audiences have three very different Jokers to consider. Heath Ledger's clown is a mangy monstrosity whose makeup visually flakes off throughout the movie. Joaquin Phoenix's take on the character looks to famous mid-century television clowns like Bozo and Howdy Doody's Clarabell for inspiration. Jared Leto's demonic wild child swaps formal wear for face tattoos and lurid purple coats over a bare chest. Each of these interpretations tells the audience something different: Leto's Joker is more of a mafioso than a mastermind, Phoenix's Joker is a 1970s everyman gone off the deep end, and Ledger's Joker is a nightmarish vision of urban decay. But not one of them is as sharply dressed as the madman of the monthlies. Some of those movie guys are just a mess. Watch the video to see how these DC villains should really look! #DC #DCVillains #DCComics The Joker | 0:14 Doomsday | 1:40 Catwoman | 2:43 Ares | 3:52 Enchantress | 5:02 Doctor Poison | 6:00 Steppenwolf | 6:59 Dr. Sivana | 8:22 Ra's al Ghul | 9:24 Ocean Master | 10:28 Captain Boomerang | 11:20

How These DC Villains Should Really Look

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 From tracksuits that have seen better days to slick vinyl catsuits, we're here to investigate what DC's bad guys actually look like in the comics they still call home, and just how different that is from what makes it onto the silver screen The Joker has a pretty packed wardrobe. Batman t-shirts? He's sporting them in Sean Murphy's miniseries, Batman: White Knight. Sleeveless doctor's coat? Joker donned one in Batman: RIP. But still, over the decades, a central look emerges: classic suits and tuxedos in green, orange, purple, and red. He first appeared in a large bowtie, purple gloves, and well-pomaded hair. Though artists often add a couple unhinged details to his look, most often mussed hair or outsize teeth, the Joker tends to keep himself as well-turned-out as a Downton Abbey character. Modern movie audiences have three very different Jokers to consider. Heath Ledger's clown is a mangy monstrosity whose makeup visually flakes off throughout the movie. Joaquin Phoenix's take on the character looks to famous mid-century television clowns like Bozo and Howdy Doody's Clarabell for inspiration. Jared Leto's demonic wild child swaps formal wear for face tattoos and lurid purple coats over a bare chest. Each of these interpretations tells the audience something different: Leto's Joker is more of a mafioso than a mastermind, Phoenix's Joker is a 1970s everyman gone off the deep end, and Ledger's Joker is a nightmarish vision of urban decay. But not one of them is as sharply dressed as the madman of the monthlies. Some of those movie guys are just a mess. Watch the video to see how these DC villains should really look! #DC #DCVillains #DCComics The Joker | 0:14 Doomsday | 1:40 Catwoman | 2:43 Ares | 3:52 Enchantress | 5:02 Doctor Poison | 6:00 Steppenwolf | 6:59 Dr. Sivana | 8:22 Ra's al Ghul | 9:24 Ocean Master | 10:28 Captain Boomerang | 11:20

Superman & Lois Release Date, Cast And Plot

 The Arrowverse is expanding, again. In October 2019, The CW announced it had put into development another Superman-centric TV series, this one entitled Superman & Lois. As reported by Deadline, the series is being written by Todd Helbing, the executive producer of the Arrowverse series The Flash. Greg Berlanti, who has been instrumental in shaping the current landscape of the DC Comics television world, is on board as executive producer. This new series will fill a void being left behind as the inaugural Arrowverse series, Arrow, finishes off its final season. With the other shows in the Arrowverse getting older, the show will join newer CW series such as Black Lightning and Batwoman in carrying superhero stories forward on the network in the years to come. This all-new story is actually quite familiar. Superman and Lois Lane have been having adventures on TV for decades, as far back as 1952 in Adventures of Superman. But while the upcoming series may have a long legacy behind it, that doesn't mean it won't still be trying to carve out something that feels modern and fresh. Here's what we know so far. News broke of the show's development in October 2019, and no release date has been announced. So we don't know exactly when we'll see one of pop culture's oldest couples back together on their very own show. If the development of Batwoman is anything to go by, the earliest we might see the series premiere would be in late 2020, in time for the holidays. News that Kate Kane would be getting her own TV series first emerged in summer 2018; her show launched the following fall. If history is any indicator, Superman & Lois might be ready to launch by the end of this year. Superman & Lois will be welcoming two familiar faces from the Arrowverse to its cast. Tyler Hoechlin is returning to don the iconic Superman cape, while Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch is reprising her role as Lois Lane. The pair have established their onscreen chemistry together with multiple appearances in the Arrowverse's recent crossover events, "Elseworlds" and "Crisis on Infinite Earths." Now, like the Legends of Tomorrow, the Flash, and Batwoman before them, they're finally getting a shot to spin off on a show of their own. Taking to Instagram to tease his involvement with Superman & Lois, Hoechlin gushed, "I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to tell this story [...] I couldn't ask for a better partner than @BitsieTulloch in all of this. [...] Thank you to everyone that said 'yes' to this project. We won't let you down." It's probably a safe bet that other characters from the Arrowverse may make appearances on Superman & Lois. But while the crossover potential for the series is sky-high, no plans for how it might look were immediately revealed. If all you've seen of Superman lately have been his appearances in recent movies, you might be surprised at the softer side of him you're likely to see on this show. Supes may be one of the strongest superheroes around, but when he's off the clock, he's also just a nice, sweet guy from Kansas who likes to take care of people. The series is said to follow Clark Kent and Lois Lane as they balance their private lives as parents with their professional lives as journalists - as well as Clark's crime-fighting career while moonlighting as the Man of Steel, obviously. Though no specific plot for Superman & Lois has been confirmed by the CW, it'll likely feel somewhat similar to the '90s reincarnation of the couple in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. That series focused more on the couple's relationship than Superman's crime-fighting, and we imagine that dynamic will be similar here. Only this time, there will be the pitter-patter of baby feet to contend with as well. While she couldn't reveal much else about the show's plot, Tulloch did speak briefly to TVGuide about Superman & Lois, teasing that the story is something quite special: The actress said, "When Todd Helbing was telling me about the story for the pilot script for Superman & Lois I got chills. It's so good, and it's something we haven't seen before with them, so I think it's going to be great." Watch the video to find out more about the Superman & Lois release date, cast, and plot! #Arrowverse #SupermanAndLois #Superman

Superman & Lois Release Date, Cast And Plot

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 The Arrowverse is expanding, again. In October 2019, The CW announced it had put into development another Superman-centric TV series, this one entitled Superman & Lois. As reported by Deadline, the series is being written by Todd Helbing, the executive producer of the Arrowverse series The Flash. Greg Berlanti, who has been instrumental in shaping the current landscape of the DC Comics television world, is on board as executive producer. This new series will fill a void being left behind as the inaugural Arrowverse series, Arrow, finishes off its final season. With the other shows in the Arrowverse getting older, the show will join newer CW series such as Black Lightning and Batwoman in carrying superhero stories forward on the network in the years to come. This all-new story is actually quite familiar. Superman and Lois Lane have been having adventures on TV for decades, as far back as 1952 in Adventures of Superman. But while the upcoming series may have a long legacy behind it, that doesn't mean it won't still be trying to carve out something that feels modern and fresh. Here's what we know so far. News broke of the show's development in October 2019, and no release date has been announced. So we don't know exactly when we'll see one of pop culture's oldest couples back together on their very own show. If the development of Batwoman is anything to go by, the earliest we might see the series premiere would be in late 2020, in time for the holidays. News that Kate Kane would be getting her own TV series first emerged in summer 2018; her show launched the following fall. If history is any indicator, Superman & Lois might be ready to launch by the end of this year. Superman & Lois will be welcoming two familiar faces from the Arrowverse to its cast. Tyler Hoechlin is returning to don the iconic Superman cape, while Elizabeth "Bitsie" Tulloch is reprising her role as Lois Lane. The pair have established their onscreen chemistry together with multiple appearances in the Arrowverse's recent crossover events, "Elseworlds" and "Crisis on Infinite Earths." Now, like the Legends of Tomorrow, the Flash, and Batwoman before them, they're finally getting a shot to spin off on a show of their own. Taking to Instagram to tease his involvement with Superman & Lois, Hoechlin gushed, "I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to tell this story [...] I couldn't ask for a better partner than @BitsieTulloch in all of this. [...] Thank you to everyone that said 'yes' to this project. We won't let you down." It's probably a safe bet that other characters from the Arrowverse may make appearances on Superman & Lois. But while the crossover potential for the series is sky-high, no plans for how it might look were immediately revealed. If all you've seen of Superman lately have been his appearances in recent movies, you might be surprised at the softer side of him you're likely to see on this show. Supes may be one of the strongest superheroes around, but when he's off the clock, he's also just a nice, sweet guy from Kansas who likes to take care of people. The series is said to follow Clark Kent and Lois Lane as they balance their private lives as parents with their professional lives as journalists - as well as Clark's crime-fighting career while moonlighting as the Man of Steel, obviously. Though no specific plot for Superman & Lois has been confirmed by the CW, it'll likely feel somewhat similar to the '90s reincarnation of the couple in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. That series focused more on the couple's relationship than Superman's crime-fighting, and we imagine that dynamic will be similar here. Only this time, there will be the pitter-patter of baby feet to contend with as well. While she couldn't reveal much else about the show's plot, Tulloch did speak briefly to TVGuide about Superman & Lois, teasing that the story is something quite special: The actress said, "When Todd Helbing was telling me about the story for the pilot script for Superman & Lois I got chills. It's so good, and it's something we haven't seen before with them, so I think it's going to be great." Watch the video to find out more about the Superman & Lois release date, cast, and plot! #Arrowverse #SupermanAndLois #Superman

On-Set Photos That'll Change The Way You See Horror Movies

 Horror movies have been freaking out audiences for over 100 years. But it turns out that once you take away the spooky lighting, ominous music, and scary masks, a terrifying spectacle can easily become nothing more than just a bunch of people having fun. Here are some amusingly disillusioning set photos that will keep you from looking at iconic horror movies the same way ever again. Freddy Krueger is easily the most charismatic killer of the '80s slasher era. As the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise expanded, Freddy became quippier and punnier until he basically turned into the '80s version of a slightly-less-murdery Deadpool without a mask. But before he became such a cuddly figure, he was a serial killer with wizard powers who was probably also a child abuser. That's why it's kind of jarring to see him chilling with the teens he would dream-murder while bumping 1984's biggest hits on a Walkman. Not even a living nightmare could resist taking a break with Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You." By tearing away the curtain of fantasy, these behind-the-scenes photos remind you that these monsters are just puppets or people in makeup, breaking the illusion and removing most of the horror. The problem with this shot from behind the scenes of 1990's Gremlins 2: The New Batch is that it's actually way scarier than anything in the movie. The adorable mogwai Gizmo is arguably the hero and definitely the breakout star of the Gremlins franchise, so he's generally meant to be cute and tiny rather than scary. But makeup artist Rick Baker's team built a prototype human-sized suit for a small actor to fit into so Gizmo could walk around on camera. Thankfully, this idea was ditched and this horrifying, presumably child-eating suit never appeared on camera. Thirsty Lady Gremlin was scary enough. Keep watching the video to see more on-set photos that'll change the way you see horror movies! #BehindTheScenesMovies #HorrorFilms A Nightmare on Elm Street | 0:21 Gremlins 2: The New Batch | 0:57 Pan's Labyrinth | 1:48 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 | 2:30 Hellraiser III | 3:13 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors | 3:52

On-Set Photos That'll Change The Way You See Horror Movies

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 Horror movies have been freaking out audiences for over 100 years. But it turns out that once you take away the spooky lighting, ominous music, and scary masks, a terrifying spectacle can easily become nothing more than just a bunch of people having fun. Here are some amusingly disillusioning set photos that will keep you from looking at iconic horror movies the same way ever again. Freddy Krueger is easily the most charismatic killer of the '80s slasher era. As the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise expanded, Freddy became quippier and punnier until he basically turned into the '80s version of a slightly-less-murdery Deadpool without a mask. But before he became such a cuddly figure, he was a serial killer with wizard powers who was probably also a child abuser. That's why it's kind of jarring to see him chilling with the teens he would dream-murder while bumping 1984's biggest hits on a Walkman. Not even a living nightmare could resist taking a break with Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You." By tearing away the curtain of fantasy, these behind-the-scenes photos remind you that these monsters are just puppets or people in makeup, breaking the illusion and removing most of the horror. The problem with this shot from behind the scenes of 1990's Gremlins 2: The New Batch is that it's actually way scarier than anything in the movie. The adorable mogwai Gizmo is arguably the hero and definitely the breakout star of the Gremlins franchise, so he's generally meant to be cute and tiny rather than scary. But makeup artist Rick Baker's team built a prototype human-sized suit for a small actor to fit into so Gizmo could walk around on camera. Thankfully, this idea was ditched and this horrifying, presumably child-eating suit never appeared on camera. Thirsty Lady Gremlin was scary enough. Keep watching the video to see more on-set photos that'll change the way you see horror movies! #BehindTheScenesMovies #HorrorFilms A Nightmare on Elm Street | 0:21 Gremlins 2: The New Batch | 0:57 Pan's Labyrinth | 1:48 Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 | 2:30 Hellraiser III | 3:13 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors | 3:52

The Best Netflix Originals Of 2019 Most People Ignored

 It's the perfect time of year to hunker down inside for a movie night or dedicate a weekend to binge-watching a new series. There's no need to head out to the theater here are a few Netflix originals you've probably missed so far. Proving that 2019 is the year Netflix goes totally international, Justice tells the story of Farah, a young woman from the United Arab Emirates who studied law in the United States, and returns to her home city of Abu Dhabi in order to practice. Her father is one of the top attorneys in the UAE, and he's pleased to see Farah follow in his footsteps, but there's a catch Farah wants to work for herself and open her own practice, but her father wants her to work at his firm. In order to prove herself, Farah begins taking on intriguing pro bono cases, which are based on real cases that have gone through Abu Dhabi's justice system. With true-to-life characters who are caught between tradition and modernity, Justice gives viewers a peek into family life in the UAE, and the series is as educational as it is entertaining. Fatima Al Taei's portrayal of Farah is sympathetic and relatable, and she makes the character's ambitious nature shine through in every scene. When a series kicks off with a theme song written by the legendary Leonard Cohen, expectations are going to be high, and from the intro sequence to the end credits, Black Earth Rising does not disappoint. Protagonist Kate Ashby is rescued from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide as a child by her adoptive mother, Eve, who works as a successful international human rights lawyer. Kate eventually grows up to work side by side with Eve as a legal investigator. When Eve prosecutes a militia leader who stood up against genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo and but now finds himself accused of crimes against humanity, Kate and Eve have to grapple with difficult questions surrounding good, evil, the complexity of morality and where they stand in their relationship with each other. Black Earth Rising comes with some familiar star power in the form of John Goodman as Kate's employer, but it's not the kind of series you can zone out on. Each episode pushes viewers to think critically and refuses to spoon-feed answers to the issues it presents. In the world of Black Earth Rising, nothing is really black or white, and everything exists in shades of gray. The Icelandic film And Breathe Normally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018 to overwhelmingly positive critical reception. Now, it's available for Netflix audiences everywhere. Lara is a struggling single mother living near Reykjavik who forms an unlikely bond with Adja, a refugee seeking asylum who is about to be deported. Lara is nothing if not stubborn, and she seems like the last person to accept help from a stranger. Keep watching the video to see the best Netflix originals of 2019 most people ignored! #Netflix #NetflixOriginals Justice | 0:13 Black Earth Rising | 1:08 And Breathe Normally | 2:22 Wu Assassins | 3:31 Medici: The Magnificent | 4:35 Soni | 5:48 Ánimas | 6:39 Dead to Me | 7:32 When They See Us | 8:33 Typewriter | 9:37 Seventeen | 10:41 In the Shadow of the Moon | 11:29 Raising Dion | 12:42 Beats | 13:42 The Chosen One | 15:13 The Last Czars | 16:18

The Best Netflix Originals Of 2019 Most People Ignored

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 It's the perfect time of year to hunker down inside for a movie night or dedicate a weekend to binge-watching a new series. There's no need to head out to the theater here are a few Netflix originals you've probably missed so far. Proving that 2019 is the year Netflix goes totally international, Justice tells the story of Farah, a young woman from the United Arab Emirates who studied law in the United States, and returns to her home city of Abu Dhabi in order to practice. Her father is one of the top attorneys in the UAE, and he's pleased to see Farah follow in his footsteps, but there's a catch Farah wants to work for herself and open her own practice, but her father wants her to work at his firm. In order to prove herself, Farah begins taking on intriguing pro bono cases, which are based on real cases that have gone through Abu Dhabi's justice system. With true-to-life characters who are caught between tradition and modernity, Justice gives viewers a peek into family life in the UAE, and the series is as educational as it is entertaining. Fatima Al Taei's portrayal of Farah is sympathetic and relatable, and she makes the character's ambitious nature shine through in every scene. When a series kicks off with a theme song written by the legendary Leonard Cohen, expectations are going to be high, and from the intro sequence to the end credits, Black Earth Rising does not disappoint. Protagonist Kate Ashby is rescued from the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide as a child by her adoptive mother, Eve, who works as a successful international human rights lawyer. Kate eventually grows up to work side by side with Eve as a legal investigator. When Eve prosecutes a militia leader who stood up against genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo and but now finds himself accused of crimes against humanity, Kate and Eve have to grapple with difficult questions surrounding good, evil, the complexity of morality and where they stand in their relationship with each other. Black Earth Rising comes with some familiar star power in the form of John Goodman as Kate's employer, but it's not the kind of series you can zone out on. Each episode pushes viewers to think critically and refuses to spoon-feed answers to the issues it presents. In the world of Black Earth Rising, nothing is really black or white, and everything exists in shades of gray. The Icelandic film And Breathe Normally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018 to overwhelmingly positive critical reception. Now, it's available for Netflix audiences everywhere. Lara is a struggling single mother living near Reykjavik who forms an unlikely bond with Adja, a refugee seeking asylum who is about to be deported. Lara is nothing if not stubborn, and she seems like the last person to accept help from a stranger. Keep watching the video to see the best Netflix originals of 2019 most people ignored! #Netflix #NetflixOriginals Justice | 0:13 Black Earth Rising | 1:08 And Breathe Normally | 2:22 Wu Assassins | 3:31 Medici: The Magnificent | 4:35 Soni | 5:48 Ánimas | 6:39 Dead to Me | 7:32 When They See Us | 8:33 Typewriter | 9:37 Seventeen | 10:41 In the Shadow of the Moon | 11:29 Raising Dion | 12:42 Beats | 13:42 The Chosen One | 15:13 The Last Czars | 16:18

Watch This Before You See Brahms: The Boy 2

 It wasn't a runaway hit, but The Boy was still one of the strangest mainstream horror films of 2016. Whether you missed out on the first movie or just need a primer for part two, here's everything you need to know about Brahms: The Boy II. In The Boy, an American nanny named Greta is hired by an eccentric rich family, the Heelshires, for a very unconventional job. They want her to care for a porcelain doll named Brahms. Hey, a job's a job, right? The family gives Greta a very specific set of rules by which to care for the doll, including talking to him loudly and freezing meals for him. It also turns out that the real Brahms was the son of the Heelshires, and he was killed in a house fire 20 years ago on his eighth birthday after one of his young friends was found in the forest with her skull crushed. Suspicious, right? Naturally, Greta ignores the rules, at least at first. But then, the weird stuff starts piling up. Brahms seemingly moves on his own, and a child's voice and sobs can be heard throughout the mansion. Skip to the end, and Greta discovers that, lo and behold, the real Brahms has been alive and well, and he's now a grown man who's been living in the walls of the house. After this shocking reveal, a tussle ensues, and Greta eventually fights him off and flees the estate. But as we discover later, Brahms is still alive, and he's busy fixing his shattered doll. Watch This Before You See Brahms: The Boy 2! #TheBoy2 #BrahmsTheBoy2 A crazy cliffhanger | 0:16 New characters, same threat | 1:19 Finishing the story | 1:55 Katie Holmes is home | 2:19 Brahms' new friend | 3:13 Sounding different | 3:44 Boy, interrupted | 4:19

Watch This Before You See Brahms: The Boy 2

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 It wasn't a runaway hit, but The Boy was still one of the strangest mainstream horror films of 2016. Whether you missed out on the first movie or just need a primer for part two, here's everything you need to know about Brahms: The Boy II. In The Boy, an American nanny named Greta is hired by an eccentric rich family, the Heelshires, for a very unconventional job. They want her to care for a porcelain doll named Brahms. Hey, a job's a job, right? The family gives Greta a very specific set of rules by which to care for the doll, including talking to him loudly and freezing meals for him. It also turns out that the real Brahms was the son of the Heelshires, and he was killed in a house fire 20 years ago on his eighth birthday after one of his young friends was found in the forest with her skull crushed. Suspicious, right? Naturally, Greta ignores the rules, at least at first. But then, the weird stuff starts piling up. Brahms seemingly moves on his own, and a child's voice and sobs can be heard throughout the mansion. Skip to the end, and Greta discovers that, lo and behold, the real Brahms has been alive and well, and he's now a grown man who's been living in the walls of the house. After this shocking reveal, a tussle ensues, and Greta eventually fights him off and flees the estate. But as we discover later, Brahms is still alive, and he's busy fixing his shattered doll. Watch This Before You See Brahms: The Boy 2! #TheBoy2 #BrahmsTheBoy2 A crazy cliffhanger | 0:16 New characters, same threat | 1:19 Finishing the story | 1:55 Katie Holmes is home | 2:19 Brahms' new friend | 3:13 Sounding different | 3:44 Boy, interrupted | 4:19

The Secret Role Fisher's Daughter Had In The Rise Of Skywalker

 Carrie Fisher's daughter played a much bigger role in The Rise of Skywalker than you might think. After Fisher suddenly passed away from a heart attack in December 2016, director J.J. Abrams and the team behind The Rise of Skywalker were left with a unique challenge: how could they incorporate Fisher's iconic character General Leia Organa without the actress? Through some clever CGI tricks and a performer capable of following in Fisher's footsteps, the impossible became possible. Unbeknownst to most, Billie Lourd, who appeared in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker as junior communications coordinator Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, also made an appearance in the final film of the Skywalker Saga as a young Leia during a crucial scene where the princess-turned-general trained in the ways of the Force. In an interview with Yahoo!, visual effects supervisor Patrick Tubach confirmed that while Mark Hamill went through a de-aging process to look like a younger Luke Skywalker, Lourd stepped in to play Leia. Rumors swirled for months that Lourd, whose Lieutenant Connix sports Leia's signature buns during her appearances on screen, would be playing a young Leia at some point during The Rise of Skywalker. Now, Tubach has confirmed those theories. Though Lourd's face isn't actually used in the final product it's a CGI rendering of what Fisher looked like in her youth everything else of her physical form is. He said: "Billie was playing her mother. It was a poignant thing, and something that nobody took lightly that she was willing to stand in for her mom [...] It was an emotional thing for everybody to see her in that position. It felt great for us, too. If you're going to have someone play [Fisher's] part, it's great that it's [Billie] because there are a lot of similarities between them that we were able to draw from. The real challenge was just making the Leia footage we had to work with fit in that scene." VFX supervisor Roger Guyett also told Yahoo: "What you see is what we developed. The idea was to provide this great surprise where they take the helmets off, and you see Luke and Leia's younger faces. We scoured outtakes from the original movies, and we took some pieces and then had to try and figure out the technical aspect of putting that shot together." Keep watching the video to see the secret role Fisher's daughter had in The Rise of Skywalker! #TheRiseOfSkywalker #CarrieFisher #BillieLourd

The Secret Role Fisher's Daughter Had In The Rise Of Skywalker

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 Carrie Fisher's daughter played a much bigger role in The Rise of Skywalker than you might think. After Fisher suddenly passed away from a heart attack in December 2016, director J.J. Abrams and the team behind The Rise of Skywalker were left with a unique challenge: how could they incorporate Fisher's iconic character General Leia Organa without the actress? Through some clever CGI tricks and a performer capable of following in Fisher's footsteps, the impossible became possible. Unbeknownst to most, Billie Lourd, who appeared in The Force Awakens and The Rise of Skywalker as junior communications coordinator Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix, also made an appearance in the final film of the Skywalker Saga as a young Leia during a crucial scene where the princess-turned-general trained in the ways of the Force. In an interview with Yahoo!, visual effects supervisor Patrick Tubach confirmed that while Mark Hamill went through a de-aging process to look like a younger Luke Skywalker, Lourd stepped in to play Leia. Rumors swirled for months that Lourd, whose Lieutenant Connix sports Leia's signature buns during her appearances on screen, would be playing a young Leia at some point during The Rise of Skywalker. Now, Tubach has confirmed those theories. Though Lourd's face isn't actually used in the final product it's a CGI rendering of what Fisher looked like in her youth everything else of her physical form is. He said: "Billie was playing her mother. It was a poignant thing, and something that nobody took lightly that she was willing to stand in for her mom [...] It was an emotional thing for everybody to see her in that position. It felt great for us, too. If you're going to have someone play [Fisher's] part, it's great that it's [Billie] because there are a lot of similarities between them that we were able to draw from. The real challenge was just making the Leia footage we had to work with fit in that scene." VFX supervisor Roger Guyett also told Yahoo: "What you see is what we developed. The idea was to provide this great surprise where they take the helmets off, and you see Luke and Leia's younger faces. We scoured outtakes from the original movies, and we took some pieces and then had to try and figure out the technical aspect of putting that shot together." Keep watching the video to see the secret role Fisher's daughter had in The Rise of Skywalker! #TheRiseOfSkywalker #CarrieFisher #BillieLourd

Horror Movie Reboots You Didn't Know Were In The Works

 Not every remake has to be bad. Some are marked improvements over the original, others are able to reimagine things just enough to stay fresh and interesting. Let's take a look at a genre that often does well with modern updates: horror. This is a bit of an odd one. Fantasy Island was a TV series that debuted in the late 1970s and ran for seven seasons. It starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, the caretaker of the titular island where guests paid a premium fee to live out their deepest fantasies. The show typically dealt in intrigue, wonder, and the occasional drama, although some of the guests' fantasies took a turn into Twilight Zone-esque territory. Just a little twist, and you've got yourself a horror movie. Blumhouse is bringing Fantasy Island to the 21st century and the big screen, leaning hard into the horrific potential of the concept. This time, the island is shown twisting people's wishes beyond their control and creating dangerous, horrifying scenarios. The movie stars Michael Pena in Montalban's role, and also features Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker, and Parisa Fitz-Henley. It's directed by Jeff Wadlow, who directed Truth or Dare and has produced some successful horror television. Fantasy Island is an interesting choice for a horror reboot, as the show always had a sinister undercurrent but generally shied away from outright scares. Hopefully making the horrors of granting secret wishes more overt won't dilute the appeal. For being such a product of the '90s, the original version of The Craft still holds up pretty well. The story of a group of high school girls exacting revenge through magical powers is a good one, and the central cast of Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk go through awesome transformations as the film builds to its conclusion. Keep watching the video to see more horror movie reboots you didn't know were in the works! #HorrorMovies #HorrorReboots Fantasy Island | 0:14 The Craft | 1:22 A Nightmare on Elm Street | 2:12 The Fly | 3:13 I Know What You Did Last Summer | 4:02 Night of the Comet | 4:58 Wrong Turn | 5:45 Saw | 6:39 Hellraiser | 7:37 Train to Busan | 8:39 Audrey Rose | 9:27

Horror Movie Reboots You Didn't Know Were In The Works

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 Not every remake has to be bad. Some are marked improvements over the original, others are able to reimagine things just enough to stay fresh and interesting. Let's take a look at a genre that often does well with modern updates: horror. This is a bit of an odd one. Fantasy Island was a TV series that debuted in the late 1970s and ran for seven seasons. It starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, the caretaker of the titular island where guests paid a premium fee to live out their deepest fantasies. The show typically dealt in intrigue, wonder, and the occasional drama, although some of the guests' fantasies took a turn into Twilight Zone-esque territory. Just a little twist, and you've got yourself a horror movie. Blumhouse is bringing Fantasy Island to the 21st century and the big screen, leaning hard into the horrific potential of the concept. This time, the island is shown twisting people's wishes beyond their control and creating dangerous, horrifying scenarios. The movie stars Michael Pena in Montalban's role, and also features Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker, and Parisa Fitz-Henley. It's directed by Jeff Wadlow, who directed Truth or Dare and has produced some successful horror television. Fantasy Island is an interesting choice for a horror reboot, as the show always had a sinister undercurrent but generally shied away from outright scares. Hopefully making the horrors of granting secret wishes more overt won't dilute the appeal. For being such a product of the '90s, the original version of The Craft still holds up pretty well. The story of a group of high school girls exacting revenge through magical powers is a good one, and the central cast of Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk go through awesome transformations as the film builds to its conclusion. Keep watching the video to see more horror movie reboots you didn't know were in the works! #HorrorMovies #HorrorReboots Fantasy Island | 0:14 The Craft | 1:22 A Nightmare on Elm Street | 2:12 The Fly | 3:13 I Know What You Did Last Summer | 4:02 Night of the Comet | 4:58 Wrong Turn | 5:45 Saw | 6:39 Hellraiser | 7:37 Train to Busan | 8:39 Audrey Rose | 9:27

The Entire C-3PO And R2-D2 Story Finally Explained

 If you're looking for the true lead characters of Star Wars, look no further than C-3PO and R2-D2. Together they're one of fiction's greatest duos, and the real POV characters of the franchise. Let's take a look at the saga from their point of view. R2-D2 came from the planet Naboo, where he was one of several nearly identical astromech droids stationed on Queen Padmé Amidala's royal starship. When the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi helped the Queen escape from captivity during a blockade by the Trade Federation, the starship was fired upon by ships hoping to recapture Amidala. A bunch of droids, including R2-D2, exited the ship to make repairs from the outside. While several other droids were blown off the ship and destroyed, R2 survived and made the repairs that enabled the ship to escape. He was personally thanked by the Queen, and from that point on served her more directly. When Amidala's ship stopped on the planet Tatooine, they met C-3PO, a protocol droid that lacked his outer casing, which made him look like a metal skeleton covered in wire. Young Anakin Skywalker claimed that he had built C-3PO himself, although C-3PO's databanks had already existed, and his body was a wreck until Anakin reconstructed him from spare parts. When Qui-Gon saw Anakin's potential to become a Jedi, he won the boy's freedom from the junk dealer named Watto who had enslaved him and his mother, Shmi, but she and C-3PO were forced to stay behind. When Padmé Amidala's term as Queen of Naboo ended, she became a Senator. R2-D2 joined her on Coruscant, the Galactic Capital, where the droid helped Obi-Wan Kenobi and a grown-up Anakin Skywalker foil an assassination attempt on Padmé's life. This led Anakin to take her into hiding off-planet, bringing R2-D2 along, but when Anakin began having visions of his mother in peril, the trio returned to Tatooine. There, they were reunited with C-3PO, who now had a rusty metal covering that made him look more like a typical protocol droid. They also learned that Shmi Skywalker had been freed from slavery by a man named Cliegg Lars, who became her husband. Keep watching the video to see the entire C-3PO and R2-D2 story finally explained! #R2D2 #C3PO #StarWars The Phantom Menace | 0:14 Attack of the Clones | 1:22 The Clone Wars | 2:34 Revenge of the Sith | 4:02 In-between years | 5:33 A New Hope | 6:39 The Empire Strikes Back | 8:04 Return of the Jedi | 9:14 After the war | 10:34 The Force Awakens | 11:41 The Last Jedi | 12:17 The Rise of Skywalker | 14:03

The Entire C-3PO And R2-D2 Story Finally Explained

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 If you're looking for the true lead characters of Star Wars, look no further than C-3PO and R2-D2. Together they're one of fiction's greatest duos, and the real POV characters of the franchise. Let's take a look at the saga from their point of view. R2-D2 came from the planet Naboo, where he was one of several nearly identical astromech droids stationed on Queen Padmé Amidala's royal starship. When the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi helped the Queen escape from captivity during a blockade by the Trade Federation, the starship was fired upon by ships hoping to recapture Amidala. A bunch of droids, including R2-D2, exited the ship to make repairs from the outside. While several other droids were blown off the ship and destroyed, R2 survived and made the repairs that enabled the ship to escape. He was personally thanked by the Queen, and from that point on served her more directly. When Amidala's ship stopped on the planet Tatooine, they met C-3PO, a protocol droid that lacked his outer casing, which made him look like a metal skeleton covered in wire. Young Anakin Skywalker claimed that he had built C-3PO himself, although C-3PO's databanks had already existed, and his body was a wreck until Anakin reconstructed him from spare parts. When Qui-Gon saw Anakin's potential to become a Jedi, he won the boy's freedom from the junk dealer named Watto who had enslaved him and his mother, Shmi, but she and C-3PO were forced to stay behind. When Padmé Amidala's term as Queen of Naboo ended, she became a Senator. R2-D2 joined her on Coruscant, the Galactic Capital, where the droid helped Obi-Wan Kenobi and a grown-up Anakin Skywalker foil an assassination attempt on Padmé's life. This led Anakin to take her into hiding off-planet, bringing R2-D2 along, but when Anakin began having visions of his mother in peril, the trio returned to Tatooine. There, they were reunited with C-3PO, who now had a rusty metal covering that made him look more like a typical protocol droid. They also learned that Shmi Skywalker had been freed from slavery by a man named Cliegg Lars, who became her husband. Keep watching the video to see the entire C-3PO and R2-D2 story finally explained! #R2D2 #C3PO #StarWars The Phantom Menace | 0:14 Attack of the Clones | 1:22 The Clone Wars | 2:34 Revenge of the Sith | 4:02 In-between years | 5:33 A New Hope | 6:39 The Empire Strikes Back | 8:04 Return of the Jedi | 9:14 After the war | 10:34 The Force Awakens | 11:41 The Last Jedi | 12:17 The Rise of Skywalker | 14:03

Why The Cast Of The Witcher Looks So Familiar

 The Witcher features a stellar cast, and there’s no doubt that fans have recognized some of the show's phenomenal actors but, despite their best efforts, can't quite place them. So let's glance over these performers' past accomplishments and figure out why the cast of The Witcher looks so familiar. Monster hunter Geralt of Rivia is portrayed by Henry Cavill, easily the most recognizable member of the cast. Cavill began his career in 2001, and he earned worldwide fame by playing the darkest live-action version of Superman to date, showing up in DCEU films like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You might also know him from Mission: Impossible, Fallout and from Showtime's The Tudors. Fantasy fans might also recognize him from his smaller roles in films like Stardust and Tristan & Isolde, proving that he can hold his own in a fairy and dragon-infested setting just as well as on Krypton. In fact, Cavill admits to loving Andrzej Sapowski's original Witcher novels and to being a big fan of fantasy since he was very young. Watch the video for more about why the cast of The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #Actors #Actresses Henry Cavill | 0:17 Freya Allan | 1:02 Anya Chalotra | 1:34 MyAnna Buring | 2:00 Joey Batey | 2:27 Jodhi May | 2:53 Adam Levy | 3:29 Lars Mikkelsen | 3:54 Eamon Farren | 4:25 Wilson Radjou-Pujalte | 4:57 Anna Shaffer | 5:20

Why The Cast Of The Witcher Looks So Familiar

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 The Witcher features a stellar cast, and there’s no doubt that fans have recognized some of the show's phenomenal actors but, despite their best efforts, can't quite place them. So let's glance over these performers' past accomplishments and figure out why the cast of The Witcher looks so familiar. Monster hunter Geralt of Rivia is portrayed by Henry Cavill, easily the most recognizable member of the cast. Cavill began his career in 2001, and he earned worldwide fame by playing the darkest live-action version of Superman to date, showing up in DCEU films like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You might also know him from Mission: Impossible, Fallout and from Showtime's The Tudors. Fantasy fans might also recognize him from his smaller roles in films like Stardust and Tristan & Isolde, proving that he can hold his own in a fairy and dragon-infested setting just as well as on Krypton. In fact, Cavill admits to loving Andrzej Sapowski's original Witcher novels and to being a big fan of fantasy since he was very young. Watch the video for more about why the cast of The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #Actors #Actresses Henry Cavill | 0:17 Freya Allan | 1:02 Anya Chalotra | 1:34 MyAnna Buring | 2:00 Joey Batey | 2:27 Jodhi May | 2:53 Adam Levy | 3:29 Lars Mikkelsen | 3:54 Eamon Farren | 4:25 Wilson Radjou-Pujalte | 4:57 Anna Shaffer | 5:20

The Biggest Unanswered Movie Questions Of The Past Decade

 Thumbnail Image by Enrique Sagasta → instagram.com/enriquesagasta/ www.artstation.com/enriquesagasta The past decade has left us with a good share of movie mysteries. From misplaced lightsabers to dreaming mercenaries, here's what we think are the biggest unanswered movie questions of the past decade. In Blade Runner, Harrison Ford plays the character of Deckard, a cop tasked with killing very specific targets: synthetic life forms known as replicants. However, one of the biggest bones of contention between fans and even people intimately involved in making the film is the question of whether or not its lead character is himself a replicant. In 2014, director Ridley Scott told Digital Spy that without a doubt: Harrison Ford, on the other hand, is on record saying Deckard is a human, and writer Hampton Fancher agrees with him. Debating fans may have been hoping that the film's 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049, would clear things up, but if so, they were wrong. Similar to the original film, Blade Runner 2049 ends without a definitive answer regarding the question of Deckard's humanity or lack thereof. We learn that Deckard and the late replicant Rachel somehow conceived a child, and Jared Leto's character, Wallace, gives us a monologue exploring the question, but we never learn the truth either way. It seems likely this is one question that audiences will have to accept will remain unanswered for many years to come. Exactly how does Maz Kanata get her hands on Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber? The diminutive alien offers the decades-old weapon to Rey in her tavern on Takodana in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Freaked out by Force visions, Rey initially refuses it, and as a result, Finn is briefly its caretaker. However, Rey finally takes it up in order to defeat Kylo Ren at the end of the film. But how did the lightsaber wind up in Takodana in the first place? In order of the Skywalker saga's narrative, we first see Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber in 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Anakin uses it before his transformation into Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi takes it from Anakin when the latter is defeated at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Kenobi gives Luke the lightsaber in 1977's A New Hope. Keep watching the video to see the biggest unanswered movie questions of the past decade! #UnansweredQuestions #MovieMysteries Is Deckard a replicant? | 0:11 How did Maz Kanata get Luke's lightsaber? | 1:25 Is Cobb still dreaming? | 2:41 How did Steve Rogers return? | 4:02 How much of Joker was Arthur Fleck's imagination? | 5:12 What did Jesse write to Brock in El Camino? | 6:22 Did anyone else survive the crash in Snowpiercer? | 7:30 Where is Sif? | 8:47 What will Blake do with Batman's arsenal? | 9:36

The Biggest Unanswered Movie Questions Of The Past Decade

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 Thumbnail Image by Enrique Sagasta → instagram.com/enriquesagasta/ www.artstation.com/enriquesagasta The past decade has left us with a good share of movie mysteries. From misplaced lightsabers to dreaming mercenaries, here's what we think are the biggest unanswered movie questions of the past decade. In Blade Runner, Harrison Ford plays the character of Deckard, a cop tasked with killing very specific targets: synthetic life forms known as replicants. However, one of the biggest bones of contention between fans and even people intimately involved in making the film is the question of whether or not its lead character is himself a replicant. In 2014, director Ridley Scott told Digital Spy that without a doubt: Harrison Ford, on the other hand, is on record saying Deckard is a human, and writer Hampton Fancher agrees with him. Debating fans may have been hoping that the film's 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049, would clear things up, but if so, they were wrong. Similar to the original film, Blade Runner 2049 ends without a definitive answer regarding the question of Deckard's humanity or lack thereof. We learn that Deckard and the late replicant Rachel somehow conceived a child, and Jared Leto's character, Wallace, gives us a monologue exploring the question, but we never learn the truth either way. It seems likely this is one question that audiences will have to accept will remain unanswered for many years to come. Exactly how does Maz Kanata get her hands on Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber? The diminutive alien offers the decades-old weapon to Rey in her tavern on Takodana in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Freaked out by Force visions, Rey initially refuses it, and as a result, Finn is briefly its caretaker. However, Rey finally takes it up in order to defeat Kylo Ren at the end of the film. But how did the lightsaber wind up in Takodana in the first place? In order of the Skywalker saga's narrative, we first see Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber in 2005's Revenge of the Sith. Anakin uses it before his transformation into Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi takes it from Anakin when the latter is defeated at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Kenobi gives Luke the lightsaber in 1977's A New Hope. Keep watching the video to see the biggest unanswered movie questions of the past decade! #UnansweredQuestions #MovieMysteries Is Deckard a replicant? | 0:11 How did Maz Kanata get Luke's lightsaber? | 1:25 Is Cobb still dreaming? | 2:41 How did Steve Rogers return? | 4:02 How much of Joker was Arthur Fleck's imagination? | 5:12 What did Jesse write to Brock in El Camino? | 6:22 Did anyone else survive the crash in Snowpiercer? | 7:30 Where is Sif? | 8:47 What will Blake do with Batman's arsenal? | 9:36

Predicting The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2020

 We're not actively rooting for any of these movies to fail - but there's something about each of them that carries the whiff of an inevitable bomb. We may be wrong, but thankfully for us, we're not the studio executives whose jobs depend on these turkeys turning a profit. Here are our predictions for the biggest box office bombs of 2020. Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth, dubbed the McConaissance, has been good for the actor, and great for film and TV fans. However, despite the praise, box office results and even an Academy Award win for Dallas Buyers Club, this is still the same guy who recently signed on to star in Serenity, The Beach Bum, and The Dark Tower. McConaughey has come far, but he's still prone to headlining duds, and the forthcoming The Gentlemen looks to be one of them. With Guy Ritchie at the helm, McConaughey leads a stacked cast including Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant. The British/American co-production is about a British drug lord who tries to sell his empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. Sounds good, but in addition to McConaughey's spotty box office, there's the release date: January 24, 2020, just one week after Dolittle and Bad Boys for Life. A movie doesn't have to be high-profile to be a bomb. Take Run, for example. It's scheduled for release on January 24, 2020, and we barely know a thing about it. We don't even have a trailer for it. All we know is it stars Sarah Paulson, and it's about a teenage girl who has been raised in total isolation by her mother, and then discovers that her mother has been hiding a sinister secret. That makes it sound like it could be interesting, especially since it's created by the team that made the underrated Searching. Unfortunately, there's been almost no promotion behind it, which would seem to indicate that Lionsgate doesn't have much confidence in the film, and is trying to quietly unload it during one of the winter dump months. Lionsgate has had a very successful 2019 with John Wick 3, so maybe they just want Run to quietly saunter away while they plot their next blockbuster. Keep watching the video to see how we are predicting the biggest box office bombs of 2020! #BoxOfficeBombs #2020BoxOfficeBombs The Gentlemen | 0:18 Run | 1:09 Sonic the Hedgehog | 1:58 Fantasy Island | 2:43 Bloodshot | 3:41 The New Mutants | 4:51 Artemis Fowl | 5:38 Ghostbusters: Afterlife | 6:56 Coming 2 America | 8:11 Dune | 9:18

Predicting The Biggest Box Office Bombs Of 2020

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 We're not actively rooting for any of these movies to fail - but there's something about each of them that carries the whiff of an inevitable bomb. We may be wrong, but thankfully for us, we're not the studio executives whose jobs depend on these turkeys turning a profit. Here are our predictions for the biggest box office bombs of 2020. Matthew McConaughey's career rebirth, dubbed the McConaissance, has been good for the actor, and great for film and TV fans. However, despite the praise, box office results and even an Academy Award win for Dallas Buyers Club, this is still the same guy who recently signed on to star in Serenity, The Beach Bum, and The Dark Tower. McConaughey has come far, but he's still prone to headlining duds, and the forthcoming The Gentlemen looks to be one of them. With Guy Ritchie at the helm, McConaughey leads a stacked cast including Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant. The British/American co-production is about a British drug lord who tries to sell his empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires. Sounds good, but in addition to McConaughey's spotty box office, there's the release date: January 24, 2020, just one week after Dolittle and Bad Boys for Life. A movie doesn't have to be high-profile to be a bomb. Take Run, for example. It's scheduled for release on January 24, 2020, and we barely know a thing about it. We don't even have a trailer for it. All we know is it stars Sarah Paulson, and it's about a teenage girl who has been raised in total isolation by her mother, and then discovers that her mother has been hiding a sinister secret. That makes it sound like it could be interesting, especially since it's created by the team that made the underrated Searching. Unfortunately, there's been almost no promotion behind it, which would seem to indicate that Lionsgate doesn't have much confidence in the film, and is trying to quietly unload it during one of the winter dump months. Lionsgate has had a very successful 2019 with John Wick 3, so maybe they just want Run to quietly saunter away while they plot their next blockbuster. Keep watching the video to see how we are predicting the biggest box office bombs of 2020! #BoxOfficeBombs #2020BoxOfficeBombs The Gentlemen | 0:18 Run | 1:09 Sonic the Hedgehog | 1:58 Fantasy Island | 2:43 Bloodshot | 3:41 The New Mutants | 4:51 Artemis Fowl | 5:38 Ghostbusters: Afterlife | 6:56 Coming 2 America | 8:11 Dune | 9:18

Why One Of The Most Emotional Scenes Was Cut From Endgame

 When it comes to the creative process, there's a method to the madness of Avengers: Endgame co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo. During a Reddit "ask-me-anything" session, the ace filmmakers responded to a fan who asked why one of the flick's more famous deleted scenes, in which all of the assembled heroes take a knee out of respect after Tony Stark's heroic act of self-sacrifice, wasn't included in the final cut of the film. In case you haven't gotten a chance to catch the excised scene, here's a brief explanation. You'll recall that Stark mortally injured himself while using the Infinity Stones to snap Thanos and his invading armies out of existence; unable to even speak, he held on long enough for Peter Parker to tell him that the Avengers had won, and for his wife, Pepper Potts, to reassure him that she and his daughter, Morgan, would be okay without him. And so he did rest, taking his last breath. The deleted scene in question would have taken place directly after this. In it, we first see an utterly shell-shocked Captain America and Thor, in disbelief over the loss. Then, we cut to Hawkeye, who slowly, tentatively drops to one knee. One by one, the rest of the heroes follow suit: first T'Challa, then Captain Marvel, followed by Peter Quill, Nebula, Valkyrie, Ant-Man, Cap, and Doctor Strange. As the camera pulls out to a wide shot, we see that everybody is kneeling, except, of course, for 2014 Gamora, who has taken the opportunity to slip away without anyone noticing. The scene is absolutely fraught with emotion, and would have fit right in with the finished movie, an idea the Russos didn't disagree with. According to the directors, the problem was that as the scene played out, they noticed it was quite similar to another scene which they had planned for the flick's conclusion, one that was just as epic, and which did make the final cut. They explained: "We found the Avengers kneeling scene incredibly emotional, [but] it felt incredibly similar to the moment when all of the heroes stood on the shore at Tony's funeral, paying their respects to him outside his home. The two scenes, when in the film together, seemed to fight one another, and created a repetitious ending." That actually makes a ton of sense; the way in which the camera lingers on every character in the deleted sequence, making sure that everyone's reaction is recorded, strikes pretty much the exact same emotional chords as the funeral scene. It could also be argued that the funeral scene is more impressive because it's strikingly accomplished in a single shot, and because there are a few more relevant parties present such as Nick Fury, Happy Hogan, and a grown-up Harley Keener. If you'll recall, he was the kid who helped Stark out during the events of Iron Man 3. It's easy to see how the inclusion of the "Take a Knee" scene could have diluted the emotional impact of that dramatic one-take sequence. It's worth asking, though, if the scene might show up in an alternate version of Endgame down the road...a director's cut, perhaps? It turns out that we have an answer to that question as well, thanks to the Russos' AMA. Their answer to the question of whether or not there would ever be a director's cut of Endgame was straightforward. They said: "Honestly no, we have always released the version of [each of our movies] we wanted to. So you would never see a director's cut of a Russo Brothers' Marvel movie, because you have already seen it." We would have expected no less. The directing duo earned the trust of Marvel Studios with their first MCU effort, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is widely considered to be one of the best movies the company has produced. They were then handed the task of fielding three of the most complex crossover films ever produced in Captain America: Civil War and the one-two punch of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. These guys obviously know what they're doing, and although they've said that their run with Marvel has pretty much concluded, it so happens that they've also expressed interest in a couple of properties which are now under the studio's control: the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. After giving Marvel the biggest movie of all time, we're going to go out on a limb and say that they just might be down to work with these two again. Watch the video to learn Why One Of The Most Emotional Scenes Was Cut From Endgame! #Endgame #DeletedScenes

Why One Of The Most Emotional Scenes Was Cut From Endgame

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 When it comes to the creative process, there's a method to the madness of Avengers: Endgame co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo. During a Reddit "ask-me-anything" session, the ace filmmakers responded to a fan who asked why one of the flick's more famous deleted scenes, in which all of the assembled heroes take a knee out of respect after Tony Stark's heroic act of self-sacrifice, wasn't included in the final cut of the film. In case you haven't gotten a chance to catch the excised scene, here's a brief explanation. You'll recall that Stark mortally injured himself while using the Infinity Stones to snap Thanos and his invading armies out of existence; unable to even speak, he held on long enough for Peter Parker to tell him that the Avengers had won, and for his wife, Pepper Potts, to reassure him that she and his daughter, Morgan, would be okay without him. And so he did rest, taking his last breath. The deleted scene in question would have taken place directly after this. In it, we first see an utterly shell-shocked Captain America and Thor, in disbelief over the loss. Then, we cut to Hawkeye, who slowly, tentatively drops to one knee. One by one, the rest of the heroes follow suit: first T'Challa, then Captain Marvel, followed by Peter Quill, Nebula, Valkyrie, Ant-Man, Cap, and Doctor Strange. As the camera pulls out to a wide shot, we see that everybody is kneeling, except, of course, for 2014 Gamora, who has taken the opportunity to slip away without anyone noticing. The scene is absolutely fraught with emotion, and would have fit right in with the finished movie, an idea the Russos didn't disagree with. According to the directors, the problem was that as the scene played out, they noticed it was quite similar to another scene which they had planned for the flick's conclusion, one that was just as epic, and which did make the final cut. They explained: "We found the Avengers kneeling scene incredibly emotional, [but] it felt incredibly similar to the moment when all of the heroes stood on the shore at Tony's funeral, paying their respects to him outside his home. The two scenes, when in the film together, seemed to fight one another, and created a repetitious ending." That actually makes a ton of sense; the way in which the camera lingers on every character in the deleted sequence, making sure that everyone's reaction is recorded, strikes pretty much the exact same emotional chords as the funeral scene. It could also be argued that the funeral scene is more impressive because it's strikingly accomplished in a single shot, and because there are a few more relevant parties present such as Nick Fury, Happy Hogan, and a grown-up Harley Keener. If you'll recall, he was the kid who helped Stark out during the events of Iron Man 3. It's easy to see how the inclusion of the "Take a Knee" scene could have diluted the emotional impact of that dramatic one-take sequence. It's worth asking, though, if the scene might show up in an alternate version of Endgame down the road...a director's cut, perhaps? It turns out that we have an answer to that question as well, thanks to the Russos' AMA. Their answer to the question of whether or not there would ever be a director's cut of Endgame was straightforward. They said: "Honestly no, we have always released the version of [each of our movies] we wanted to. So you would never see a director's cut of a Russo Brothers' Marvel movie, because you have already seen it." We would have expected no less. The directing duo earned the trust of Marvel Studios with their first MCU effort, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is widely considered to be one of the best movies the company has produced. They were then handed the task of fielding three of the most complex crossover films ever produced in Captain America: Civil War and the one-two punch of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. These guys obviously know what they're doing, and although they've said that their run with Marvel has pretty much concluded, it so happens that they've also expressed interest in a couple of properties which are now under the studio's control: the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. After giving Marvel the biggest movie of all time, we're going to go out on a limb and say that they just might be down to work with these two again. Watch the video to learn Why One Of The Most Emotional Scenes Was Cut From Endgame! #Endgame #DeletedScenes

The 4 Best And 4 Worst Movie Performances Of 2019

 From Lupita Nyong'o's bravura double performance in Us to John Travolta overacting in the worst way in The Fanatic, here's a look back at the highest highs and lowest lows of 2019 in movie acting. In Us, Lupita Nyong'o makes the most of a rare opportunity to put two totally different performances in the same film. While playing Adelaide, Nyong'o is anxious and twitchy, with her emotions building throughout the film as she tries to protect her family. While playing Adelaide's counterpart Red, Nyong'o is full of grace and danger, with such an unsettling presence that you almost want to flinch when she appears on screen. Together, Nyong'o plays the full spectrum of emotions between two identical characters that never once leaves the viewer confused about who's who. It's an absolutely unshakeable pair of performances that carry the film and only become more impressive on a rewatch. Jessica Chastain seemed like a perfect fit to play the otherworldly alien Vuk as she tries to bring Jean Grey over to the dark side in Dark Phoenix. Unfortunately, while the third-act climax and script can be blamed on behind-the-scenes drama, that doesn't excuse how boring her performance in the film is. As Vuk, Chastain should be strange and seductive, an alluring contrast to the men in Jean's life that are trying to control her. Instead, Chastain just seems bored, delivering dialogue as if she's reading the script for the first time. Keep watching the video to see the 4 best and 4 worst movie performances of 2019! #BestActing #WorstActing Best: Lupita Nyong'o in Us | 0:13 Worst: Jessica Chastain in Dark Phoenix | 0:59 Best: Florence Pugh in Midsommar | 1:40 Worst: John Travolta in The Fanatic | 2:22 Best: Brad Pitt in Ad Astra | 3:12 Worst: Bruce Willis in Glass | 4:00 Best: Aaron Paul in El Camino | 5:00 Worst: Matthew McConaughey in Serenity | 5:54

The 4 Best And 4 Worst Movie Performances Of 2019

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 From Lupita Nyong'o's bravura double performance in Us to John Travolta overacting in the worst way in The Fanatic, here's a look back at the highest highs and lowest lows of 2019 in movie acting. In Us, Lupita Nyong'o makes the most of a rare opportunity to put two totally different performances in the same film. While playing Adelaide, Nyong'o is anxious and twitchy, with her emotions building throughout the film as she tries to protect her family. While playing Adelaide's counterpart Red, Nyong'o is full of grace and danger, with such an unsettling presence that you almost want to flinch when she appears on screen. Together, Nyong'o plays the full spectrum of emotions between two identical characters that never once leaves the viewer confused about who's who. It's an absolutely unshakeable pair of performances that carry the film and only become more impressive on a rewatch. Jessica Chastain seemed like a perfect fit to play the otherworldly alien Vuk as she tries to bring Jean Grey over to the dark side in Dark Phoenix. Unfortunately, while the third-act climax and script can be blamed on behind-the-scenes drama, that doesn't excuse how boring her performance in the film is. As Vuk, Chastain should be strange and seductive, an alluring contrast to the men in Jean's life that are trying to control her. Instead, Chastain just seems bored, delivering dialogue as if she's reading the script for the first time. Keep watching the video to see the 4 best and 4 worst movie performances of 2019! #BestActing #WorstActing Best: Lupita Nyong'o in Us | 0:13 Worst: Jessica Chastain in Dark Phoenix | 0:59 Best: Florence Pugh in Midsommar | 1:40 Worst: John Travolta in The Fanatic | 2:22 Best: Brad Pitt in Ad Astra | 3:12 Worst: Bruce Willis in Glass | 4:00 Best: Aaron Paul in El Camino | 5:00 Worst: Matthew McConaughey in Serenity | 5:54

2019’s Biggest Box Office Bombs

 Box office victory is a tricky thing to capture, whether you're a bold new idea with some heavy star power or the latest installment of a reliable franchise. Quite a few 2019 movies with big names and big budgets have received painfully disappointing thumbs downs from critics and audiences alike, and no genre seems immune. Here are 2019's biggest box office bombs. In spite of mostly positive reviews, Missing Link missed pretty spectacularly at the box office. A yeti named Susan, voiced by Zach Galifianakis is found in the Pacific Northwest by Sir Lionel Frost, voiced by Hugh Jackman. Susan, Frost, and Frost's old romantic partner Adelina Fortnight, voiced by Zoe Saldana embark on a quest to unite Susan with other yeti in the Himalayas. While it got thumbs-ups from critics, Missing Link didn't just do badly, it made history. According to the website Cartoon Brew, Missing Link had the lowest opening ever for a film released in more than 3,200 theaters with its opening weekend take of $5.8 million. It was also the lowest grossing release for the stop-motion animation studio Laika, whose first film, 2009's Coraline, enjoyed a worldwide gross of $75.3 million, compared to Missing Link's $16.2 million. Laika has taken modern animation in creatively satisfying new directions in the past, but they may actually be the problem. Since Coraline, each successive new movie from the studio has performed worse than its predecessor. Keeping this in mind and paying attention to those few critics who panned Missing Link paints the picture of a studio that's lost its edge. Here's hoping they can get it back together for their next release. In a universe where dolls are tailor-made for specific children, Uglyville is the receptacle for the ones too strange to survive the Institute of Perfection's standards. In UglyDolls, one of the toys dumped in Uglyville, named Moxy, voiced by Kelly Clarkson, leads her friends to the outside world to find out what exists beyond their town. Sounds like an okay premise, right? Anthropomorphic dolls, singing, plenty of laughs, a good message for kids that being different isn't bad. It's what makes you unique! What could go wrong? According to the critics, very little went right. UglyDolls may say it's about celebrating difference, but critics thought it was just another helping of the same old stuff, with a boring plot that couldn't even get to the level of being interestingly bland. Another common complaint is that, while we all know movies aimed at kids work hard for the merchandise revenue, UglyDolls seemed to be doing nothing but advertising its merch, in this case a toy line that launched back in 2001. Parents seemed to pick up on all this, and as a result, UglyDolls pulled in a worldwide gross of $19.7 million, not even half its budget of $45 million. The delightful coming-of-age comedy Booksmart, the directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, is exactly the kind of film that modern audiences say that they want, but that Hollywood just won't give them. It's not a superhero film, a sci-fi adventure, or an adaptation of an existing property; it's smart, funny, and is led by a pair of talented young women in Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. Comedic heavies including Lisa Kudrow, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte stocked its supporting cast. It even had the seal of approval from critics who absolutely loved the movie. Audiences, however, could not have cared less. Sure, the film opened to some stiff competition. Disney's live-action Aladdin opened in the same weekend, John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum dropped the weekend before, and Avengers: Endgame was still chugging along toward eventual world domination. Booksmart wasn't really aiming for the same audiences, though, going for a crowd with a preference for well-made, thoughtful, original fare over big-budget tent poles. The problem? That crowd simply failed to show up, maybe because they're content to wait for smaller, more cerebral flicks to show up on streaming services. If this describes you, take note: if you'd like Hollywood to make more films like Booksmart, you may want to see the ones they do give us in the theater. Keep watching the video to find out more about 2019’s biggest box office bombs. #BoxOfficeBombs #Movies Missing Link | 0:22 UglyDolls | 1:40 Booksmart | 2:41 Shaft | 3:51 Terminator: Dark Fate | 5:04 Doctor Sleep | 6:34 Charlie's Angels | 7:40 Dark Phoenix | 8:43 The Beach Bum | 10:06

2019’s Biggest Box Office Bombs

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 Box office victory is a tricky thing to capture, whether you're a bold new idea with some heavy star power or the latest installment of a reliable franchise. Quite a few 2019 movies with big names and big budgets have received painfully disappointing thumbs downs from critics and audiences alike, and no genre seems immune. Here are 2019's biggest box office bombs. In spite of mostly positive reviews, Missing Link missed pretty spectacularly at the box office. A yeti named Susan, voiced by Zach Galifianakis is found in the Pacific Northwest by Sir Lionel Frost, voiced by Hugh Jackman. Susan, Frost, and Frost's old romantic partner Adelina Fortnight, voiced by Zoe Saldana embark on a quest to unite Susan with other yeti in the Himalayas. While it got thumbs-ups from critics, Missing Link didn't just do badly, it made history. According to the website Cartoon Brew, Missing Link had the lowest opening ever for a film released in more than 3,200 theaters with its opening weekend take of $5.8 million. It was also the lowest grossing release for the stop-motion animation studio Laika, whose first film, 2009's Coraline, enjoyed a worldwide gross of $75.3 million, compared to Missing Link's $16.2 million. Laika has taken modern animation in creatively satisfying new directions in the past, but they may actually be the problem. Since Coraline, each successive new movie from the studio has performed worse than its predecessor. Keeping this in mind and paying attention to those few critics who panned Missing Link paints the picture of a studio that's lost its edge. Here's hoping they can get it back together for their next release. In a universe where dolls are tailor-made for specific children, Uglyville is the receptacle for the ones too strange to survive the Institute of Perfection's standards. In UglyDolls, one of the toys dumped in Uglyville, named Moxy, voiced by Kelly Clarkson, leads her friends to the outside world to find out what exists beyond their town. Sounds like an okay premise, right? Anthropomorphic dolls, singing, plenty of laughs, a good message for kids that being different isn't bad. It's what makes you unique! What could go wrong? According to the critics, very little went right. UglyDolls may say it's about celebrating difference, but critics thought it was just another helping of the same old stuff, with a boring plot that couldn't even get to the level of being interestingly bland. Another common complaint is that, while we all know movies aimed at kids work hard for the merchandise revenue, UglyDolls seemed to be doing nothing but advertising its merch, in this case a toy line that launched back in 2001. Parents seemed to pick up on all this, and as a result, UglyDolls pulled in a worldwide gross of $19.7 million, not even half its budget of $45 million. The delightful coming-of-age comedy Booksmart, the directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde, is exactly the kind of film that modern audiences say that they want, but that Hollywood just won't give them. It's not a superhero film, a sci-fi adventure, or an adaptation of an existing property; it's smart, funny, and is led by a pair of talented young women in Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. Comedic heavies including Lisa Kudrow, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte stocked its supporting cast. It even had the seal of approval from critics who absolutely loved the movie. Audiences, however, could not have cared less. Sure, the film opened to some stiff competition. Disney's live-action Aladdin opened in the same weekend, John Wick: Chapter 3, Parabellum dropped the weekend before, and Avengers: Endgame was still chugging along toward eventual world domination. Booksmart wasn't really aiming for the same audiences, though, going for a crowd with a preference for well-made, thoughtful, original fare over big-budget tent poles. The problem? That crowd simply failed to show up, maybe because they're content to wait for smaller, more cerebral flicks to show up on streaming services. If this describes you, take note: if you'd like Hollywood to make more films like Booksmart, you may want to see the ones they do give us in the theater. Keep watching the video to find out more about 2019’s biggest box office bombs. #BoxOfficeBombs #Movies Missing Link | 0:22 UglyDolls | 1:40 Booksmart | 2:41 Shaft | 3:51 Terminator: Dark Fate | 5:04 Doctor Sleep | 6:34 Charlie's Angels | 7:40 Dark Phoenix | 8:43 The Beach Bum | 10:06

Scenes From The Past Decade With Unforgettably Bad Acting

 From hokey death scenes to badly written monologues, and characters appearing that make no sense in the context of the movie, the 2010s had many cringe-worthy acting moments that will go down in cinema infamy. These are just a few of the worst offenders of the decade. The concluding chapter of Christopher Nolan's gritty Dark Knight trilogy ended with a bunch of explosive bangs thanks to Bane and his associates, but also with a bit of a fizzle featuring the super unfortunate in-movie death of Marion Cotillard's Miranda Tate, aka Talia al Ghul. After orchestrating a series of huge protests with a rising death toll of innocent Gothamites, Talia al Ghul crashes her truck and with a melodramatic gasp and sigh, falls back dead but not before detonating her final bomb. The moment is so incredibly hokey and laughable that it would have been perfectly matched in the campy Adam West-led Batman TV series, but coming during Nolan's take on the franchise, it feels hugely out of place. We don't see a lot of Shakespearean villain-style monologues these days, and it's for good reason. They don't tend to sound authentic outside Shakespeare's context, even for a megalomaniacal character, and instead come across as painful exposition that ends up being funny rather than menacing. For example, look at Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Balem Abrasax in the Wachowskis' space opera Jupiter Ascending, which follows a young Earth woman named Jupiter who learns that she's actually interstellar royalty a revelation that puts Balem's control of the universe in jeopardy. Jupiter Ascending is filled with cringeworthy moments, from Channing Tatum's eyeliner to Kunis' overly earnest performance, but Redmayne wins for one of the worst acted scenes of the past decade. Keep watching the video to see the scenes from the past decade with unforgettably bad acting! #BadActing Play dead | 0:14 Redmayne descending | 1:05 Pop goes the Weasley | 2:07 Director unchained | 2:57 You give love a bad name | 3:52 The 5:17 to acting school | 5:02 Drive lazy | 6:07

Scenes From The Past Decade With Unforgettably Bad Acting

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 From hokey death scenes to badly written monologues, and characters appearing that make no sense in the context of the movie, the 2010s had many cringe-worthy acting moments that will go down in cinema infamy. These are just a few of the worst offenders of the decade. The concluding chapter of Christopher Nolan's gritty Dark Knight trilogy ended with a bunch of explosive bangs thanks to Bane and his associates, but also with a bit of a fizzle featuring the super unfortunate in-movie death of Marion Cotillard's Miranda Tate, aka Talia al Ghul. After orchestrating a series of huge protests with a rising death toll of innocent Gothamites, Talia al Ghul crashes her truck and with a melodramatic gasp and sigh, falls back dead but not before detonating her final bomb. The moment is so incredibly hokey and laughable that it would have been perfectly matched in the campy Adam West-led Batman TV series, but coming during Nolan's take on the franchise, it feels hugely out of place. We don't see a lot of Shakespearean villain-style monologues these days, and it's for good reason. They don't tend to sound authentic outside Shakespeare's context, even for a megalomaniacal character, and instead come across as painful exposition that ends up being funny rather than menacing. For example, look at Eddie Redmayne's portrayal of Balem Abrasax in the Wachowskis' space opera Jupiter Ascending, which follows a young Earth woman named Jupiter who learns that she's actually interstellar royalty a revelation that puts Balem's control of the universe in jeopardy. Jupiter Ascending is filled with cringeworthy moments, from Channing Tatum's eyeliner to Kunis' overly earnest performance, but Redmayne wins for one of the worst acted scenes of the past decade. Keep watching the video to see the scenes from the past decade with unforgettably bad acting! #BadActing Play dead | 0:14 Redmayne descending | 1:05 Pop goes the Weasley | 2:07 Director unchained | 2:57 You give love a bad name | 3:52 The 5:17 to acting school | 5:02 Drive lazy | 6:07

The Rise Of Skywalker Totally Ignored The Last Jedi

 Love it or hate it, it sure feels like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set out to erase some things about Episode VIII and not everyone is happy about it. From backstory twists to forgotten characters, here are all the ways The Rise of Skywalker ignores The Last Jedi. Introduced in The Force Awakens, Snoke was one of the most mysterious characters of the sequel trilogy. That's why fans were so surprised when he met an end during The Last Jedi. As Rey is brought to face the Supreme Leader of the First Order, Kylo Ren suddenly kills his boss before decimating a room full of underlings with Rey's assistance. The scene is one of the standout sequences of The Last Jedi as a whole, thanks to some stunning cinematography and set design. Still, some fans were dismayed to see Snoke go up in smoke so soon without ever learning his history. J.J. Abrams and company, unwilling to let sleeping Snokes lie, resolved that mystery at the start of The Rise of Skywalker. As Kylo Ren visits Emperor Palpatine in his secret lair, the camera pans over a tank full of floating, sleeping Snokes, and that's when Palpatine breaks the news. He created and engineered Snoke. The Supreme Leader was nothing more than a puppet, putting to rest Snoke's previous claim that he created the connection between Rey and Ren. In the grand tradition of his grandfather, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren sported a sleek, black and silver helmet meant to evoke one of the most famous bad guys of all time. However, during The Last Jedi, when Supreme Leader Snoke basically tells him that his headgear looks stupid, Kylo destroys the helmet. In a pretty shameless move, Abrams reverses course on the helmet entirely, going so far as to get Kylo and his crew to basically glue the helmet back together. Though Kylo later abandons the helmet once he changes course to become Ben Solo once again, it's still restored as a motif after being an important factor in the first film. Obviously, Abrams didn't agree with some of the choices that Rian Johnson made during The Last Jedi, and the helmet was just one of the smaller course corrections Abrams made to a scene from The Last Jedi that didn’t sit well with fans. Keep watching the video to see how The Rise of Skywalker totally ignored The Last Jedi. hashtags: #TheRiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywalkerVsTheLastJedi Snoke's history | 0:15 Kylo's helmet returns | 1:07 The legacy of Holdo | 1:51 No Rose Tico | 2:42 Rey's backstory retcon | 3:46 Luke's lightsaber | 4:43

The Rise Of Skywalker Totally Ignored The Last Jedi

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 Love it or hate it, it sure feels like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set out to erase some things about Episode VIII and not everyone is happy about it. From backstory twists to forgotten characters, here are all the ways The Rise of Skywalker ignores The Last Jedi. Introduced in The Force Awakens, Snoke was one of the most mysterious characters of the sequel trilogy. That's why fans were so surprised when he met an end during The Last Jedi. As Rey is brought to face the Supreme Leader of the First Order, Kylo Ren suddenly kills his boss before decimating a room full of underlings with Rey's assistance. The scene is one of the standout sequences of The Last Jedi as a whole, thanks to some stunning cinematography and set design. Still, some fans were dismayed to see Snoke go up in smoke so soon without ever learning his history. J.J. Abrams and company, unwilling to let sleeping Snokes lie, resolved that mystery at the start of The Rise of Skywalker. As Kylo Ren visits Emperor Palpatine in his secret lair, the camera pans over a tank full of floating, sleeping Snokes, and that's when Palpatine breaks the news. He created and engineered Snoke. The Supreme Leader was nothing more than a puppet, putting to rest Snoke's previous claim that he created the connection between Rey and Ren. In the grand tradition of his grandfather, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren sported a sleek, black and silver helmet meant to evoke one of the most famous bad guys of all time. However, during The Last Jedi, when Supreme Leader Snoke basically tells him that his headgear looks stupid, Kylo destroys the helmet. In a pretty shameless move, Abrams reverses course on the helmet entirely, going so far as to get Kylo and his crew to basically glue the helmet back together. Though Kylo later abandons the helmet once he changes course to become Ben Solo once again, it's still restored as a motif after being an important factor in the first film. Obviously, Abrams didn't agree with some of the choices that Rian Johnson made during The Last Jedi, and the helmet was just one of the smaller course corrections Abrams made to a scene from The Last Jedi that didn’t sit well with fans. Keep watching the video to see how The Rise of Skywalker totally ignored The Last Jedi. hashtags: #TheRiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywalkerVsTheLastJedi Snoke's history | 0:15 Kylo's helmet returns | 1:07 The legacy of Holdo | 1:51 No Rose Tico | 2:42 Rey's backstory retcon | 3:46 Luke's lightsaber | 4:43

George Lucas Was Reportedly Angry About Palpatine's Return

 Star Wars fans may be tough to please, but the creator of the beloved franchise is even tougher. According to rumor-mongering website We Got This Covered, George Lucas wasn't just iffy on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker writer/director J.J. Abrams' decision to bring back Emperor Palpatine for the concluding chapter of the Skywalker Saga, he was downright peeved. Of course, that website cites only its ever-anonymous sources, but we have to say, this squares pretty nicely with remarks made in the past by actor Ian McDiarmid, who has now portrayed the nefarious Emperor in all three trilogies. Speaking with Digital Spy at the U.K. premiere of Rise of Skywalker, McDiarmid indicated that so far as Lucas was concerned, Palpatine was done after being chucked down a shaft on the exploding Death Star II at the end of 1983's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He admitted: "I thought he was dead. Because when we did Return of the Jedi, and I was thrown down that chute to Galactic Hell, he was dead. And I [asked Lucas], 'Oh, does he come back?' And [Lucas] said, 'No, he's dead.' So I just accepted that." He may have, but Abrams did not. According to director Colin Trevorrow, who was initially tapped to direct Rise of Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine's return was among Abrams' first contributions to the project after he was brought back on board to replace the Jurassic World franchise mastermind, who departed in late 2017. Also lending credibility to the report is the fact that Lucas is known to have not been totally psyched about Abrams' work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he felt didn't take enough chances. Disney CEO Bob Iger spelled this out in his recent memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO of The Walt Disney Company. While Iger acknowledged that it probably didn't help that Lucas was still having some difficulty at the time with having relinquished control of his life's work, the creator's criticism was pretty blunt. Iger wrote: "Just prior to its global release, [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy] screened The Force Awakens for George. He didn't hide his disappointment. 'There's nothing new,' he said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important to him to present new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. In this one, he said, 'There weren't enough visual or technical leaps forward.'" Lucas wasn't the only one who thought so; The Force Awakens was criticized early and often for essentially being a remake of Star Wars: A New Hope. At times, though, it can seem like rehashing the original trilogy is exactly what fans wanted from the sequels; the only one of the movies to gamble with bold narrative choices is the one they most often criticize, and it also happens to be Lucas' favorite. Of all the sequel films, Lucas responded most favorably to The Last Jedi, which was co-written and directed by Rian Johnson. It's probably not a coincidence that The Last Jedi contains the most story elements from Lucas' original treatments for the sequels of any of the three films, and the fewest recycled plot points from previous movies in the series. While Lucas has never commented on the flick publicly, multiple outlets reported after The Last Jedi's release that the creator had spoken with Johnson. According to one of Lucas' representatives, Lucas was "complementary," and told Johnson that he thought the film was "beautifully made." The vast majority of critics felt the same way, although The Last Jedi has proven to be extremely divisive among the fandom. Those same fans, though, have also taken Rise of Skywalker to task for being too preoccupied with course-correcting many of The Last Jedi's narrative choices and for sacrificing coherence in the interest of cramming in overwhelming amounts of fan service-y details. It's almost as if the vast majority of Star Wars fans don't know what in the heck they want, and Disney and Abrams' effort to appease them would have fallen flat in any event. Say what you will about Lucas' prequel films; they may have featured clunky writing, terrible acting, and even worse CGI, but at least they were built on a consistent vision that Lucas stuck to, for better and for, well…worse. Watch the video to learn how George Lucas Was Reportedly Angry About Palpatine's Return! #GeorgeLucas #Palpatine

George Lucas Was Reportedly Angry About Palpatine's Return

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 Star Wars fans may be tough to please, but the creator of the beloved franchise is even tougher. According to rumor-mongering website We Got This Covered, George Lucas wasn't just iffy on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker writer/director J.J. Abrams' decision to bring back Emperor Palpatine for the concluding chapter of the Skywalker Saga, he was downright peeved. Of course, that website cites only its ever-anonymous sources, but we have to say, this squares pretty nicely with remarks made in the past by actor Ian McDiarmid, who has now portrayed the nefarious Emperor in all three trilogies. Speaking with Digital Spy at the U.K. premiere of Rise of Skywalker, McDiarmid indicated that so far as Lucas was concerned, Palpatine was done after being chucked down a shaft on the exploding Death Star II at the end of 1983's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He admitted: "I thought he was dead. Because when we did Return of the Jedi, and I was thrown down that chute to Galactic Hell, he was dead. And I [asked Lucas], 'Oh, does he come back?' And [Lucas] said, 'No, he's dead.' So I just accepted that." He may have, but Abrams did not. According to director Colin Trevorrow, who was initially tapped to direct Rise of Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine's return was among Abrams' first contributions to the project after he was brought back on board to replace the Jurassic World franchise mastermind, who departed in late 2017. Also lending credibility to the report is the fact that Lucas is known to have not been totally psyched about Abrams' work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he felt didn't take enough chances. Disney CEO Bob Iger spelled this out in his recent memoir, The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO of The Walt Disney Company. While Iger acknowledged that it probably didn't help that Lucas was still having some difficulty at the time with having relinquished control of his life's work, the creator's criticism was pretty blunt. Iger wrote: "Just prior to its global release, [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy] screened The Force Awakens for George. He didn't hide his disappointment. 'There's nothing new,' he said. In each of the films in the original trilogy, it was important to him to present new worlds, new stories, new characters, and new technologies. In this one, he said, 'There weren't enough visual or technical leaps forward.'" Lucas wasn't the only one who thought so; The Force Awakens was criticized early and often for essentially being a remake of Star Wars: A New Hope. At times, though, it can seem like rehashing the original trilogy is exactly what fans wanted from the sequels; the only one of the movies to gamble with bold narrative choices is the one they most often criticize, and it also happens to be Lucas' favorite. Of all the sequel films, Lucas responded most favorably to The Last Jedi, which was co-written and directed by Rian Johnson. It's probably not a coincidence that The Last Jedi contains the most story elements from Lucas' original treatments for the sequels of any of the three films, and the fewest recycled plot points from previous movies in the series. While Lucas has never commented on the flick publicly, multiple outlets reported after The Last Jedi's release that the creator had spoken with Johnson. According to one of Lucas' representatives, Lucas was "complementary," and told Johnson that he thought the film was "beautifully made." The vast majority of critics felt the same way, although The Last Jedi has proven to be extremely divisive among the fandom. Those same fans, though, have also taken Rise of Skywalker to task for being too preoccupied with course-correcting many of The Last Jedi's narrative choices and for sacrificing coherence in the interest of cramming in overwhelming amounts of fan service-y details. It's almost as if the vast majority of Star Wars fans don't know what in the heck they want, and Disney and Abrams' effort to appease them would have fallen flat in any event. Say what you will about Lucas' prequel films; they may have featured clunky writing, terrible acting, and even worse CGI, but at least they were built on a consistent vision that Lucas stuck to, for better and for, well…worse. Watch the video to learn how George Lucas Was Reportedly Angry About Palpatine's Return! #GeorgeLucas #Palpatine

The Entire Witcher Story Explained

 The Witcher offers some clues as to its chronology for fans who are paying close attention. With work, you can piece more or less the entire timeline together. There are still some questions and ambiguities, but the overall picture works just fine. Here's what you need to know. Viewers don't see the earliest scenes in The Witcher until the season's final episode. Through Geralt's flashbacks, we meet his biological mother, Visenna, and watch as she abandons Geralt at Kaer Morhen, where he meets his mentor Vesemir and begins his witcher training. In an interview, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that Geralt is already 100 years old by the time viewers meet him in the first episode. That means that young Geralt's scenes must've happened at the very beginning of The Witcher timeline. Of The Witcher's three main timelines, Yennefer's origin story comes first. Yennefer looks fairly young when Tissaia buys her from her father in episode two, and all of Yennefer's early days happen before the rest of the main plot. We don't know how long Yennefer spends at school, but it doesn't seem like much. Hunchback Yennefer, who should age like a normal human, doesn't show many physical changes during her studies. However, according to Hissrich, Yennefer's story in season one spans about 70 years. After ascending, Yennefer spends 30 years in the court at Aedirn, and another 10 or so kicking around as an independent sorceress before the Battle of Sodden. That leaves 30 years unaccounted for. Either Hissrich had her numbers wrong, or Yennefer trains at Aretuza for a lot longer than it seems. Geralt's first three adventures take place next. It's not clear exactly how long it takes Geralt to become known as the Butcher of Blaviken or how long it took Jaskier to make Geralt famous. Given that Geralt's entire story in season one is about 20 years long, and that 12 years pass between Geralt's two visits to Cintra, an eight-year period between episode one and episode four makes sense. Keep watching the video to see the entire Witcher story explained! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherExplained Geralt's childhood | 0:14 Yennefer goes to school | 0:43 Renfri, the stygian, and the striga | 1:27 Geralt visits Cintra, Yennefer goes independent | 2:11 Yennefer and Geralt meet | 2:47 Cintra falls | 3:20 Ciri's adventures | 3:49 The battle of Sodden | 4:31

The Entire Witcher Story Explained

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 The Witcher offers some clues as to its chronology for fans who are paying close attention. With work, you can piece more or less the entire timeline together. There are still some questions and ambiguities, but the overall picture works just fine. Here's what you need to know. Viewers don't see the earliest scenes in The Witcher until the season's final episode. Through Geralt's flashbacks, we meet his biological mother, Visenna, and watch as she abandons Geralt at Kaer Morhen, where he meets his mentor Vesemir and begins his witcher training. In an interview, The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revealed that Geralt is already 100 years old by the time viewers meet him in the first episode. That means that young Geralt's scenes must've happened at the very beginning of The Witcher timeline. Of The Witcher's three main timelines, Yennefer's origin story comes first. Yennefer looks fairly young when Tissaia buys her from her father in episode two, and all of Yennefer's early days happen before the rest of the main plot. We don't know how long Yennefer spends at school, but it doesn't seem like much. Hunchback Yennefer, who should age like a normal human, doesn't show many physical changes during her studies. However, according to Hissrich, Yennefer's story in season one spans about 70 years. After ascending, Yennefer spends 30 years in the court at Aedirn, and another 10 or so kicking around as an independent sorceress before the Battle of Sodden. That leaves 30 years unaccounted for. Either Hissrich had her numbers wrong, or Yennefer trains at Aretuza for a lot longer than it seems. Geralt's first three adventures take place next. It's not clear exactly how long it takes Geralt to become known as the Butcher of Blaviken or how long it took Jaskier to make Geralt famous. Given that Geralt's entire story in season one is about 20 years long, and that 12 years pass between Geralt's two visits to Cintra, an eight-year period between episode one and episode four makes sense. Keep watching the video to see the entire Witcher story explained! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherExplained Geralt's childhood | 0:14 Yennefer goes to school | 0:43 Renfri, the stygian, and the striga | 1:27 Geralt visits Cintra, Yennefer goes independent | 2:11 Yennefer and Geralt meet | 2:47 Cintra falls | 3:20 Ciri's adventures | 3:49 The battle of Sodden | 4:31

The Truth About Palpatine Explained

 Sheev Palpatine, a.k.a. Darth Sidious, has always been an enigmatic character in Star Wars lore, and much of his role in the saga remains shrouded in mystery. After his unexpected return at the end of the Disney sequel trilogy, let's unearth some facts about the evil Emperor you might not know. A few years ago, one of the longest-running Star Wars fan theories was finally confirmed: Yes, Darth Sidious really did create Anakin Skywalker. All of the clues had been there for a while, of course. In The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother Shmi tells Qui-Gon Jinn that she became pregnant with Anakin without the help of a father, while Qui-Gon discovers that young Anakin has an abnormally high midi-chlorian count. In Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tells Anakin the story of his former master, Darth Plagueis, who figured out how to use midi-chlorians to create life. According to the movie's making-of book, Lucas actually wrote a scene making Anakin's parentage explicit, but the lines were cut from the final film. Years later, in 2018, the 25th issue of Marvel's Darth Vader comic series settled the matter by apparently showing Vader dwelling on the actual moment that Palpatine as Darth Sidious zapped his mother's womb with dark side energy. There's enough wiggle room built in that Lucasfilm could retcon this if they want, but for now it's pretty clear: Palpatine is Darth Vader's daddy. Not many Star Wars fans are aware of Emperor Palpatine's true connection with the Jedi Temple. Thousands of years before the formation of the Galactic Republic, the Sith erected a shrine on the planet Coruscant that emitted dark side energy. After defeating the Sith, the Jedi Order built the Jedi Temple directly over the foundations of the Sith shrine. This was done for two different reasons to symbolically bury the legacy of the Sith and to neutralize the dark energy that the shrine radiated. Keep watching the video to see the truth about Palpatine explained! #Palpatine He created Anakin | 0:16 Power struggles | 1:14 A real homewrecker | 2:10 Palpaganda! | 3:11 Backup plans | 4:20 He had his own space yacht | 5:20 Sith in disguise | 6:16 He adopted his old master's droid | 7:14 Many people thought he was dead | 7:48 More like Dead Troopers | 8:49 "I am the Senate!" | 9:41

The Truth About Palpatine Explained

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 Sheev Palpatine, a.k.a. Darth Sidious, has always been an enigmatic character in Star Wars lore, and much of his role in the saga remains shrouded in mystery. After his unexpected return at the end of the Disney sequel trilogy, let's unearth some facts about the evil Emperor you might not know. A few years ago, one of the longest-running Star Wars fan theories was finally confirmed: Yes, Darth Sidious really did create Anakin Skywalker. All of the clues had been there for a while, of course. In The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother Shmi tells Qui-Gon Jinn that she became pregnant with Anakin without the help of a father, while Qui-Gon discovers that young Anakin has an abnormally high midi-chlorian count. In Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tells Anakin the story of his former master, Darth Plagueis, who figured out how to use midi-chlorians to create life. According to the movie's making-of book, Lucas actually wrote a scene making Anakin's parentage explicit, but the lines were cut from the final film. Years later, in 2018, the 25th issue of Marvel's Darth Vader comic series settled the matter by apparently showing Vader dwelling on the actual moment that Palpatine as Darth Sidious zapped his mother's womb with dark side energy. There's enough wiggle room built in that Lucasfilm could retcon this if they want, but for now it's pretty clear: Palpatine is Darth Vader's daddy. Not many Star Wars fans are aware of Emperor Palpatine's true connection with the Jedi Temple. Thousands of years before the formation of the Galactic Republic, the Sith erected a shrine on the planet Coruscant that emitted dark side energy. After defeating the Sith, the Jedi Order built the Jedi Temple directly over the foundations of the Sith shrine. This was done for two different reasons to symbolically bury the legacy of the Sith and to neutralize the dark energy that the shrine radiated. Keep watching the video to see the truth about Palpatine explained! #Palpatine He created Anakin | 0:16 Power struggles | 1:14 A real homewrecker | 2:10 Palpaganda! | 3:11 Backup plans | 4:20 He had his own space yacht | 5:20 Sith in disguise | 6:16 He adopted his old master's droid | 7:14 Many people thought he was dead | 7:48 More like Dead Troopers | 8:49 "I am the Senate!" | 9:41

Watch This Before You See Impractical Jokers: The Movie

 Born from the minds of a New York comedy troupe called The Tenderloins, Impractical Jokers has been a reliable hit for TruTV since debuting in December 2011. Each episode consists of a series of challenges and dares in which four friends bust each other's chops by embarrassing one of their own, usually in public, while hidden cameras capture it all. The goal: good-natured humiliation, all featuring comic improvisation in a real-world setting. After annual cruises, world tours, and the embarrassment-themed TBS game show The Misery Index, Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal are moving from the small screen to the big screen when Impractical Jokers: The Movie hits theaters on February 21st, 2020. But what do you need to know before heading in? If you've watched the show, you know that the average episode is constructed, but not scripted. The dares conceived by the Tenderloins force them to use their improv skills in unusual situations, both to make some good TV, and to avoid a punishment at the end of the episode. Impractical Jokers: The Movie takes the basic concept of the series and blows it up to big-screen levels. The official synopsis? "A humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption." The movie's December 2019 trailer shows that this early '90s element is provided by '90s superstar Paula Abdul, who meets the Jokers and invites them to a big party in Miami… but not all of them get to go. They decide the best way to determine the odd man out is to do what they always do: stage elaborate, competitive scenarios in which they can embarrass each other. Whoever they collectively deem the loser of this competition after ten events doesn't get to go to Paula Abdul's party. The trailer also gives a few sneak peaks at some of the high-stakes humiliating situations, including one of the Jokers crawling out of a cave, resembling Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. They're also seen trying to get somebody to help with a broken-down car with a trunk full of drugs, and engaging in what appears to be a horseback gladiator ride. And Jokers fans will also appreciate Sal's Jaden Smith tattoo making a cameo appearance again. All four members of the Tenderloins troupe have co-written and co-headline the film: Joseph Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Salvatore Vulcano. You'll also spot producer and Inside Jokes host Casey Jost. The rest of the cast is filled out by both actors playing people the Jokers meet during their long voyage to Miami, and random strangers who happen to get pulled into the group's staged pranks. At a 2018 San Diego Comic-Con event, Brian Quinn stated that the movie consists of "80 percent hidden camera and 20 percent storyline." However, some "name" actors do show up for cameo appearances. Expect to see Impractical Jokers : After Party host and former NSYNC member Joey Fatone play a street busker. And Kane Hodder, the man in the Jason Voorhees hockey mask in multiple Friday the 13th movies, puts in an appearance as an imposing bodyguard. If you want to catch up before the movie debuts in February, the show's latest slate of episodes debuts on TruTV on Thursday January 30th. This ninth season will feature the 200th episode of Impractical Jokers on February 13th, which will be set in Los Angeles. About a week later, Impractical Jokers: The Movie will begin rolling out to theaters nationwide. Unfortunately for those who want to know if they should bring their kids, the MPAA has yet to announce the film's rating. That being said, there's no reason to expect the Jokers' feature-length adventures to venture too far beyond the bounds of all-ages entertainment. We'll have to wait to find out for sure, but the show's antics are in the PG-13 realm, and fans should expect the same from the film. Watch This Before You See Impractical Jokers: The Movie! #ImpracticalJokers #ImpracticalJokersMovie

Watch This Before You See Impractical Jokers: The Movie

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 Born from the minds of a New York comedy troupe called The Tenderloins, Impractical Jokers has been a reliable hit for TruTV since debuting in December 2011. Each episode consists of a series of challenges and dares in which four friends bust each other's chops by embarrassing one of their own, usually in public, while hidden cameras capture it all. The goal: good-natured humiliation, all featuring comic improvisation in a real-world setting. After annual cruises, world tours, and the embarrassment-themed TBS game show The Misery Index, Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal are moving from the small screen to the big screen when Impractical Jokers: The Movie hits theaters on February 21st, 2020. But what do you need to know before heading in? If you've watched the show, you know that the average episode is constructed, but not scripted. The dares conceived by the Tenderloins force them to use their improv skills in unusual situations, both to make some good TV, and to avoid a punishment at the end of the episode. Impractical Jokers: The Movie takes the basic concept of the series and blows it up to big-screen levels. The official synopsis? "A humiliating high school mishap from 1992 that sends the Impractical Jokers on the road in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption." The movie's December 2019 trailer shows that this early '90s element is provided by '90s superstar Paula Abdul, who meets the Jokers and invites them to a big party in Miami… but not all of them get to go. They decide the best way to determine the odd man out is to do what they always do: stage elaborate, competitive scenarios in which they can embarrass each other. Whoever they collectively deem the loser of this competition after ten events doesn't get to go to Paula Abdul's party. The trailer also gives a few sneak peaks at some of the high-stakes humiliating situations, including one of the Jokers crawling out of a cave, resembling Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. They're also seen trying to get somebody to help with a broken-down car with a trunk full of drugs, and engaging in what appears to be a horseback gladiator ride. And Jokers fans will also appreciate Sal's Jaden Smith tattoo making a cameo appearance again. All four members of the Tenderloins troupe have co-written and co-headline the film: Joseph Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Salvatore Vulcano. You'll also spot producer and Inside Jokes host Casey Jost. The rest of the cast is filled out by both actors playing people the Jokers meet during their long voyage to Miami, and random strangers who happen to get pulled into the group's staged pranks. At a 2018 San Diego Comic-Con event, Brian Quinn stated that the movie consists of "80 percent hidden camera and 20 percent storyline." However, some "name" actors do show up for cameo appearances. Expect to see Impractical Jokers : After Party host and former NSYNC member Joey Fatone play a street busker. And Kane Hodder, the man in the Jason Voorhees hockey mask in multiple Friday the 13th movies, puts in an appearance as an imposing bodyguard. If you want to catch up before the movie debuts in February, the show's latest slate of episodes debuts on TruTV on Thursday January 30th. This ninth season will feature the 200th episode of Impractical Jokers on February 13th, which will be set in Los Angeles. About a week later, Impractical Jokers: The Movie will begin rolling out to theaters nationwide. Unfortunately for those who want to know if they should bring their kids, the MPAA has yet to announce the film's rating. That being said, there's no reason to expect the Jokers' feature-length adventures to venture too far beyond the bounds of all-ages entertainment. We'll have to wait to find out for sure, but the show's antics are in the PG-13 realm, and fans should expect the same from the film. Watch This Before You See Impractical Jokers: The Movie! #ImpracticalJokers #ImpracticalJokersMovie

We Now Know What Really Went Wrong With Cats

 Cats might have nine lives but the film adaptation of Cats was basically dead on arrival. Perhaps it sounds overly dramatic to declare Tom Hooper's Cats a full-fledged cinematic calamity… but at this point, the facts are rather indisputable. Now, after a few weeks in theaters, the film stands to lose a whopping $100 million for Universal. That's even after its unprecedented theatrical re-release, which found the filmmakers attempting to "fix" the terrifying and ever-offputting CGI felines. Meanwhile, the studio quietly yanked Cats from its "For Your Consideration" page, effectively ending the film's Oscar campaign before it had a chance to really begin. Don't make us say it: The film is one serious cat-astrophe. Between its abysmal box office performance and wildly low Rotten Tomatoes score, it's clear that audiences and critics really didn't care for Cats... and just looking at the trailers, it's not too hard to see why. So what went wrong with this Broadway-sensation-turned-box-office stinker? Well, in a recent Reddit thread, several VFX technicians who allegedly worked on the film reveal what went down behind the scenes… and the situation, if true, sounds pretty dire. Apparently, we can place the blame squarely on impossible deadlines, unrealistic demands, and numerous poor decisions made by Hooper. As we mentioned, Universal pulled a stunning move shortly after the film hit theaters, announcing that Cats had to be re-released in order to address some very obvious CGI blunders. For one, there was the generally unsettling look of the human faces haphazardly pasted onto digital cat bodies... not to mention a major muck-up involving Dame Judi Dench's cat character, Old Deuteronomy. That particular mistake was publicized by Variety's Jenelle Riley, who wrote on Twitter: "This isn't a joke: CATS was rushed into theaters before being finished so a new version is being sent to theaters with updated effects. How do you know if you have the old version? Look for Judi Dench's human hand, wedding ring and all." Also worth noting: The production schedule was reportedly so rushed, Hooper kept maniacally working on what was meant to be the final cut of the film… right up to Cats' premiere. On the red carpet, he told Variety, "I finished it at 8 a.m. yesterday after 36 hours in a row. I just put the finishing touches on. So, I’m very happy to be here with it fully finished. The premiere should be the first time people get to see it, and this is genuinely a premiere." Meanwhile, We Got This Covered sums up the Reddit thread by noting that, quote, "poor requests from the studio and ridiculously short deadlines made quality work near-impossible." In fact, someone claiming to have worked on the film's visual effects wrote, "Blame the director and clients for their lack of realistic requests." According to another supposed VFX technician: "Often cats were missing layers, lights, and cryptos were unusably broken. But you couldn't ask for a rerender unless there was something egregious like a whole cat missing. The show was one uphill battle for every artist and [supervisor] involved, with a client that could only identify what they [didn't] like, and [who wouldn't] offer any clues as to how to get to what they did like. We did what we could." Another Redditor added: "The timelines of these productions is the thing that's frustrating. This movie still may have been a flop even if it [had been] done well, but the super short schedule is what killed this movie." Well, as you can see for yourself, the end result looks incredibly bizarre. Perhaps one of the biggest problems with Cats is that the movie feels rather driftless and purposeless. Adapted into a stage play by Andrew Lloyd Webber from a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the musical follows the adventures of a group of London street cats. Each of them yearns to ascend to the so-called "Heaviside Layer" in order to be reborn. At the end of the day, it turns out that a bunch of singing cats fighting over who gets to die isn't what box-office bonanzas are made of. Audience members who did wind up watching the film likely left the theater wondering what the hell they'd just seen. We have the answer for that one: They'd just seen one of the biggest box-office bombs in recent memory. Watch the video to learn What Really Went Wrong With Cats! #Cats #WhatWentWrong

We Now Know What Really Went Wrong With Cats

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 Cats might have nine lives but the film adaptation of Cats was basically dead on arrival. Perhaps it sounds overly dramatic to declare Tom Hooper's Cats a full-fledged cinematic calamity… but at this point, the facts are rather indisputable. Now, after a few weeks in theaters, the film stands to lose a whopping $100 million for Universal. That's even after its unprecedented theatrical re-release, which found the filmmakers attempting to "fix" the terrifying and ever-offputting CGI felines. Meanwhile, the studio quietly yanked Cats from its "For Your Consideration" page, effectively ending the film's Oscar campaign before it had a chance to really begin. Don't make us say it: The film is one serious cat-astrophe. Between its abysmal box office performance and wildly low Rotten Tomatoes score, it's clear that audiences and critics really didn't care for Cats... and just looking at the trailers, it's not too hard to see why. So what went wrong with this Broadway-sensation-turned-box-office stinker? Well, in a recent Reddit thread, several VFX technicians who allegedly worked on the film reveal what went down behind the scenes… and the situation, if true, sounds pretty dire. Apparently, we can place the blame squarely on impossible deadlines, unrealistic demands, and numerous poor decisions made by Hooper. As we mentioned, Universal pulled a stunning move shortly after the film hit theaters, announcing that Cats had to be re-released in order to address some very obvious CGI blunders. For one, there was the generally unsettling look of the human faces haphazardly pasted onto digital cat bodies... not to mention a major muck-up involving Dame Judi Dench's cat character, Old Deuteronomy. That particular mistake was publicized by Variety's Jenelle Riley, who wrote on Twitter: "This isn't a joke: CATS was rushed into theaters before being finished so a new version is being sent to theaters with updated effects. How do you know if you have the old version? Look for Judi Dench's human hand, wedding ring and all." Also worth noting: The production schedule was reportedly so rushed, Hooper kept maniacally working on what was meant to be the final cut of the film… right up to Cats' premiere. On the red carpet, he told Variety, "I finished it at 8 a.m. yesterday after 36 hours in a row. I just put the finishing touches on. So, I’m very happy to be here with it fully finished. The premiere should be the first time people get to see it, and this is genuinely a premiere." Meanwhile, We Got This Covered sums up the Reddit thread by noting that, quote, "poor requests from the studio and ridiculously short deadlines made quality work near-impossible." In fact, someone claiming to have worked on the film's visual effects wrote, "Blame the director and clients for their lack of realistic requests." According to another supposed VFX technician: "Often cats were missing layers, lights, and cryptos were unusably broken. But you couldn't ask for a rerender unless there was something egregious like a whole cat missing. The show was one uphill battle for every artist and [supervisor] involved, with a client that could only identify what they [didn't] like, and [who wouldn't] offer any clues as to how to get to what they did like. We did what we could." Another Redditor added: "The timelines of these productions is the thing that's frustrating. This movie still may have been a flop even if it [had been] done well, but the super short schedule is what killed this movie." Well, as you can see for yourself, the end result looks incredibly bizarre. Perhaps one of the biggest problems with Cats is that the movie feels rather driftless and purposeless. Adapted into a stage play by Andrew Lloyd Webber from a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the musical follows the adventures of a group of London street cats. Each of them yearns to ascend to the so-called "Heaviside Layer" in order to be reborn. At the end of the day, it turns out that a bunch of singing cats fighting over who gets to die isn't what box-office bonanzas are made of. Audience members who did wind up watching the film likely left the theater wondering what the hell they'd just seen. We have the answer for that one: They'd just seen one of the biggest box-office bombs in recent memory. Watch the video to learn What Really Went Wrong With Cats! #Cats #WhatWentWrong

Disney+ Just Removed All These Movies And Fans Are Upset

 What gives, Mickey? Disney+ subscribers awoke on New Year's Day to find that the brand new streaming service had removed several movies from its library. Needless to say, these subscribers were less than pleased. The deletions are surprising for a couple of reasons. First, everything on Disney+ is owned by the Walt Disney Corporation. With none of its content licensed from other parties, there doesn't appear to be any reason for anything to ever disappear from the streamer's library. In fact, many subscribers were under the impression that the Disney+ library would not be rotating out titles for any reason. For another, the fact that content has begun to disappear so soon after the streamer's November 14 launch is surprising. While the list of the vanished titles isn't very extensive, the Disney+ library wasn't super-deep to begin with, and the deletions appear to have taken place for no good reason. Perhaps the most glaring omission from the Disney+ library is the 1990 classic Home Alone, which a truckload of subscribers are likely to have watched mere days before it vanished. It is, after all, a Christmas classic. We suppose it stands to reason that it may only appear on the streamer seasonally. If that’s the case, however, Disney should have informed its subscribers that some titles would only be available at certain times of the year. The flick's 1992 sequel also disappeared, although 1997's Home Alone 3, which features an entirely different cast and is nowhere near as well-regarded as the first two, is still available. In addition to those films, the offerings that have mysteriously left the service are: Dr. Dolittle, Flicka, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Strange Magic, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, White Wilderness, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties, the 2006 remake of The Shaggy Dog, and The Sandlot. To make matters worse, Disney has had no public statement to offer about the situation as of this video. The only possible clue has come from Reddit, where a single user was reportedly told by customer service that the deletions weren't intentional, but were actually a technical issue. Keep watching the video to see that Disney+ just removed all these movies and fans are upset! #Disney+ #Disney+Controversy

Disney+ Just Removed All These Movies And Fans Are Upset

 Před 17 dny

 What gives, Mickey? Disney+ subscribers awoke on New Year's Day to find that the brand new streaming service had removed several movies from its library. Needless to say, these subscribers were less than pleased. The deletions are surprising for a couple of reasons. First, everything on Disney+ is owned by the Walt Disney Corporation. With none of its content licensed from other parties, there doesn't appear to be any reason for anything to ever disappear from the streamer's library. In fact, many subscribers were under the impression that the Disney+ library would not be rotating out titles for any reason. For another, the fact that content has begun to disappear so soon after the streamer's November 14 launch is surprising. While the list of the vanished titles isn't very extensive, the Disney+ library wasn't super-deep to begin with, and the deletions appear to have taken place for no good reason. Perhaps the most glaring omission from the Disney+ library is the 1990 classic Home Alone, which a truckload of subscribers are likely to have watched mere days before it vanished. It is, after all, a Christmas classic. We suppose it stands to reason that it may only appear on the streamer seasonally. If that’s the case, however, Disney should have informed its subscribers that some titles would only be available at certain times of the year. The flick's 1992 sequel also disappeared, although 1997's Home Alone 3, which features an entirely different cast and is nowhere near as well-regarded as the first two, is still available. In addition to those films, the offerings that have mysteriously left the service are: Dr. Dolittle, Flicka, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Strange Magic, The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration, White Wilderness, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties, the 2006 remake of The Shaggy Dog, and The Sandlot. To make matters worse, Disney has had no public statement to offer about the situation as of this video. The only possible clue has come from Reddit, where a single user was reportedly told by customer service that the deletions weren't intentional, but were actually a technical issue. Keep watching the video to see that Disney+ just removed all these movies and fans are upset! #Disney+ #Disney+Controversy

What Rey's New Lightsaber Really Means

 Rey has been using hand-me-downs since the first moment she touched a lightsaber in The Force Awakens, but with the ending of The Rise of Skywalker, she finally has one of her own. Here's what Rey's new lightsaber really means. In The Force Awakens, Rey first wielded Luke Skywalker's old lightsaber, which originally belonged to Anakin Skywalker. With Emperor Palpatine finally defeated, Rey returns to where fans' journey with Star Wars began 42 years ago: the Lars family moisture farm on the planet Tattooine, where Luke grew up. Rey buries both Luke's famous lightsaber and the one Leia used when she was training to become a Jedi in the desert near the farm, before pulling out a new lightsaber she has finally forged for herself. Fortunately for fans, it's not the double-bladed red lightsaber seen in the trailers for The Rise of Skywalker. The lightsaber that Rey ends up with is a yellow lightsaber, which is quite rare in the Star Wars universe. The yellow lightsaber has most often been seen in the galaxy far, far away in the hands of the Temple Guards on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Of course, Rey is certainly not joining the Temple Guard, considering the Jedi temple would be fairly empty given the lack of Jedi. But there's plenty of other symbolism attached to the yellow lightsaber as well. Star Wars lore dictates that yellow lightsabers are carried by the Sentinels, one of the major schools of thought within the old Jedi Order that tries to find balance between the Consulars, which typically bear green blades, and the Guardians, who normally wield blue lightsabers. Keep watching the video to see what Rey's new lightsaber really means! #TheRiseOfSkywalker #YellowLightsaber A new blade | 0:13 Yellow lightsabers and the Sentinels | 0:55 Rey's chosen identity | 1:44 A piece of Rey's past | 3:24 Will we see it again? | 4:07

What Rey's New Lightsaber Really Means

 Před 17 dny

 Rey has been using hand-me-downs since the first moment she touched a lightsaber in The Force Awakens, but with the ending of The Rise of Skywalker, she finally has one of her own. Here's what Rey's new lightsaber really means. In The Force Awakens, Rey first wielded Luke Skywalker's old lightsaber, which originally belonged to Anakin Skywalker. With Emperor Palpatine finally defeated, Rey returns to where fans' journey with Star Wars began 42 years ago: the Lars family moisture farm on the planet Tattooine, where Luke grew up. Rey buries both Luke's famous lightsaber and the one Leia used when she was training to become a Jedi in the desert near the farm, before pulling out a new lightsaber she has finally forged for herself. Fortunately for fans, it's not the double-bladed red lightsaber seen in the trailers for The Rise of Skywalker. The lightsaber that Rey ends up with is a yellow lightsaber, which is quite rare in the Star Wars universe. The yellow lightsaber has most often been seen in the galaxy far, far away in the hands of the Temple Guards on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Of course, Rey is certainly not joining the Temple Guard, considering the Jedi temple would be fairly empty given the lack of Jedi. But there's plenty of other symbolism attached to the yellow lightsaber as well. Star Wars lore dictates that yellow lightsabers are carried by the Sentinels, one of the major schools of thought within the old Jedi Order that tries to find balance between the Consulars, which typically bear green blades, and the Guardians, who normally wield blue lightsabers. Keep watching the video to see what Rey's new lightsaber really means! #TheRiseOfSkywalker #YellowLightsaber A new blade | 0:13 Yellow lightsabers and the Sentinels | 0:55 Rey's chosen identity | 1:44 A piece of Rey's past | 3:24 Will we see it again? | 4:07

The Entire Star Wars Story Finally Explained

 The Star Wars saga has become a sprawling epic, spanning numerous planets, alien races, and massive cosmic battles. In fact, there's so much stuff happening that sometimes it's hard to keep it all straight. And that's why we're here to explain the entire Star Wars story. The Star Wars story begins during a period of relative peace in the galaxy. A thousand years before the events of the Skywalker Saga, the Jedi Order defeated the Sith Order, seemingly for good. While the Jedi became the keepers of peace in the Galactic Republic, the surviving Sith secretly began plotting to overthrow them. It was near the end of this millennium of peace that Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord who was secretly Senator Sheev Palpatine of Naboo, set in motion his plan to eradicate the Jedi and seize control of the Republic's government. As part of his plan for galactic domination, Sidious acted as a secret advisor to the Trade Federation, ordering them to blockade and ultimately invade Naboo. Once the Trade Federation arrived on the planet, Sidious slipped back into his Senator Palpatine disguise and advised Naboo's queen, Padme Amidala, that the current chancellor of the Republic wasn't acting in their best interests. Working with his his Sith apprentice, Darth Maul, Sidious was able to manipulate and manufacture tensions in the Republic from both sides. Meanwhile, on a mission to protect Amidala, two Jedi Knights, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, happened upon a young Anakin Skywalker while repairing their ship on Tatooine. Qui-Gon discovered potentially unprecedented levels of Force sensitivity in the boy. After taking Anakin with them, Qui-Gon urged the Jedi Council to train Anakin, but the Jedi were reluctant. After Qui-Gon's death at the hands of Darth Maul, the Council accepted Anakin as Obi-Wan's new apprentice. Palpatine was elected chancellor at Amidala's urging, granting him a place of unprecedented power to further his plans. Following the events of The Phantom Menace, tensions within the Republic continued to rise under Palpatine's leadership. Anakin Skywalker grew into a young Jedi Knight of considerable Force talents. And finally, Darth Sidious took on a new apprentice, former Jedi Count Dooku, who adopted the Sith name "Darth Tyranus." Keep watching the video to see the entire Star Wars story finally explained! #StarWars #StarWarsExplained Dark lord rising | 0:14 A special little boy | 0:42 A clone conspiracy | 1:42 The Clone Wars | 2:55 The Sith Lord revealed | 3:36 The fall of the Jedi | 4:41 Forced into exile | 5:40 Han Solo | 6:18 Rise of the rebels | 6:58 A New Hope | 7:28 Taking out the Death Star | 8:13 The Empire Strikes Back | 8:55 Rescuing Han Solo | 9:42 The redemption of Anakin Skywalker | 10:32 New villains rise | 11:28 Where is Luke Skywalker? | 12:51 The next hope | 12:52 Luke is a reluctant master | 13:21 The last Jedi? | 13:54 The dead speak! | 14:56

The Entire Star Wars Story Finally Explained

 Před 20 dny

 The Star Wars saga has become a sprawling epic, spanning numerous planets, alien races, and massive cosmic battles. In fact, there's so much stuff happening that sometimes it's hard to keep it all straight. And that's why we're here to explain the entire Star Wars story. The Star Wars story begins during a period of relative peace in the galaxy. A thousand years before the events of the Skywalker Saga, the Jedi Order defeated the Sith Order, seemingly for good. While the Jedi became the keepers of peace in the Galactic Republic, the surviving Sith secretly began plotting to overthrow them. It was near the end of this millennium of peace that Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord who was secretly Senator Sheev Palpatine of Naboo, set in motion his plan to eradicate the Jedi and seize control of the Republic's government. As part of his plan for galactic domination, Sidious acted as a secret advisor to the Trade Federation, ordering them to blockade and ultimately invade Naboo. Once the Trade Federation arrived on the planet, Sidious slipped back into his Senator Palpatine disguise and advised Naboo's queen, Padme Amidala, that the current chancellor of the Republic wasn't acting in their best interests. Working with his his Sith apprentice, Darth Maul, Sidious was able to manipulate and manufacture tensions in the Republic from both sides. Meanwhile, on a mission to protect Amidala, two Jedi Knights, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, happened upon a young Anakin Skywalker while repairing their ship on Tatooine. Qui-Gon discovered potentially unprecedented levels of Force sensitivity in the boy. After taking Anakin with them, Qui-Gon urged the Jedi Council to train Anakin, but the Jedi were reluctant. After Qui-Gon's death at the hands of Darth Maul, the Council accepted Anakin as Obi-Wan's new apprentice. Palpatine was elected chancellor at Amidala's urging, granting him a place of unprecedented power to further his plans. Following the events of The Phantom Menace, tensions within the Republic continued to rise under Palpatine's leadership. Anakin Skywalker grew into a young Jedi Knight of considerable Force talents. And finally, Darth Sidious took on a new apprentice, former Jedi Count Dooku, who adopted the Sith name "Darth Tyranus." Keep watching the video to see the entire Star Wars story finally explained! #StarWars #StarWarsExplained Dark lord rising | 0:14 A special little boy | 0:42 A clone conspiracy | 1:42 The Clone Wars | 2:55 The Sith Lord revealed | 3:36 The fall of the Jedi | 4:41 Forced into exile | 5:40 Han Solo | 6:18 Rise of the rebels | 6:58 A New Hope | 7:28 Taking out the Death Star | 8:13 The Empire Strikes Back | 8:55 Rescuing Han Solo | 9:42 The redemption of Anakin Skywalker | 10:32 New villains rise | 11:28 Where is Luke Skywalker? | 12:51 The next hope | 12:52 Luke is a reluctant master | 13:21 The last Jedi? | 13:54 The dead speak! | 14:56

Cameos In Rise Of Skywalker That Completely Surprised Us

 Some of The Rise of Skywalker's biggest surprises happen in a lightspeed flash. That's why we're here to run down the biggest surprise cameos in the movie, from original trilogy sidekicks to behind-the-camera architects. "The dead speak!" proclaims The Rise of Skywalker's opening crawl, making it clear as soon as possible that things are about to get weird. And weird they do indeed get, as we find Kylo Ren arriving at the planet Exegol in response to a mysterious broadcast from the (somehow alive) Sith Lord and Emperor Sheev Palpatine, a broadcast heard on planet Earth exclusively as a Fortnite cross-promotion... Ren finds Palpatine, but that's no surprise, we've known since the movie's first trailer that he'd be back. More unexpected are the cameos from other past antagonists, particularly because of the unusual form they take. When Palpatine introduces himself as "every voice you've ever heard inside your head," his voice shapeshifts briefly into that of Supreme Leader Snoke, and then that of Darth Vader. Sure enough, both Andy Serkis and James Earl Jones lend their menacing pipes to the illusion. Snoke even appears a moment later in the flesh, nothing but the flesh, actually, with parts of seemingly rejected clone bodies floating in a tank like a savory Snoke stew. Keep watching to learn the Cameos In Rise Of Skywalker That Completely Surprised Us! #RiseOfSkywalker #Cameos Ghosts of Sithmas Past | 0:13 Daddy's Home 2 | 1:25 They're back | 2:13 Red Two, reporting for cameo | 3:05 Rise of the crew of Skywalker | 3:50 Return of the Jedi | 4:27

Cameos In Rise Of Skywalker That Completely Surprised Us

 Před 20 dny

 Some of The Rise of Skywalker's biggest surprises happen in a lightspeed flash. That's why we're here to run down the biggest surprise cameos in the movie, from original trilogy sidekicks to behind-the-camera architects. "The dead speak!" proclaims The Rise of Skywalker's opening crawl, making it clear as soon as possible that things are about to get weird. And weird they do indeed get, as we find Kylo Ren arriving at the planet Exegol in response to a mysterious broadcast from the (somehow alive) Sith Lord and Emperor Sheev Palpatine, a broadcast heard on planet Earth exclusively as a Fortnite cross-promotion... Ren finds Palpatine, but that's no surprise, we've known since the movie's first trailer that he'd be back. More unexpected are the cameos from other past antagonists, particularly because of the unusual form they take. When Palpatine introduces himself as "every voice you've ever heard inside your head," his voice shapeshifts briefly into that of Supreme Leader Snoke, and then that of Darth Vader. Sure enough, both Andy Serkis and James Earl Jones lend their menacing pipes to the illusion. Snoke even appears a moment later in the flesh, nothing but the flesh, actually, with parts of seemingly rejected clone bodies floating in a tank like a savory Snoke stew. Keep watching to learn the Cameos In Rise Of Skywalker That Completely Surprised Us! #RiseOfSkywalker #Cameos Ghosts of Sithmas Past | 0:13 Daddy's Home 2 | 1:25 They're back | 2:13 Red Two, reporting for cameo | 3:05 Rise of the crew of Skywalker | 3:50 Return of the Jedi | 4:27

Small Details You Missed In The Witcher

 The first season of Netflix's long-awaited adaptation of The Witcher books remains remarkably faithful to the spirit of the novels. In fact, it's packed with small details that only those well-versed in the ways of the Continent will notice. The Witcher isn't the first live-action adaptation of the beloved novels. In 2002, actor Michal Zebrowski played Geralt in the Polish TV series The Hexer, which was also edited into a critically panned feature film. Like Netflix's The Witcher, The Hexer adapted stories from the first two Witcher books, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, while mixing in some original elements. Zebrowski doesn't cameo in The Witcher, but that hasn't stopped him from playing Geralt again…sort of. While it's still Henry Cavill's handsome mug that they'll see on-screen, Polish fans should find Geralt's voice very familiar. Zebrowski is providing Geralt's dialogue in The Witcher's Polish-language dub, reprising the role he played almost 20 years ago. It's not a detail that most English-speaking viewers will notice, but it's a nice treat for the Polish fans in the audience. The Witcher isn't the only Geralt-adjacent project Zebrowski has in the pipeline, either. The actor will also dub Keanu Reeves' character in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077, which is made by CD Projekt Red, the company behind the Witcher video games. The symbols that appear at the beginning of every episode of The Witcher are full of spoilers, but you're only going to notice if you really know your stuff. The title of each episode is always the same, but the logo behind it changes, offering hints as to what's about to unfold. For example, the first episode, "The End's Beginning," features the image of a solar eclipse. If you've read the short story "Lesser Evil," you know that the princess Renfri was born under a so-called "black sun," leading a wizard to assume that she was cursed. Sure enough, "The End's Beginning" tells Renfri's story all the way to its brutal, bloody ending. Keep watching the video to see all the small details you missed in The Witcher! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherEasterEggs The other Geralt | 0:12 Important logos | 1:13 Talk like a Witcher | 2:00 The games connection | 2:51 Rub-a-dub-dub | 3:44 All Cavill, all the time | 4:30

Small Details You Missed In The Witcher

 Před 20 dny

 The first season of Netflix's long-awaited adaptation of The Witcher books remains remarkably faithful to the spirit of the novels. In fact, it's packed with small details that only those well-versed in the ways of the Continent will notice. The Witcher isn't the first live-action adaptation of the beloved novels. In 2002, actor Michal Zebrowski played Geralt in the Polish TV series The Hexer, which was also edited into a critically panned feature film. Like Netflix's The Witcher, The Hexer adapted stories from the first two Witcher books, The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, while mixing in some original elements. Zebrowski doesn't cameo in The Witcher, but that hasn't stopped him from playing Geralt again…sort of. While it's still Henry Cavill's handsome mug that they'll see on-screen, Polish fans should find Geralt's voice very familiar. Zebrowski is providing Geralt's dialogue in The Witcher's Polish-language dub, reprising the role he played almost 20 years ago. It's not a detail that most English-speaking viewers will notice, but it's a nice treat for the Polish fans in the audience. The Witcher isn't the only Geralt-adjacent project Zebrowski has in the pipeline, either. The actor will also dub Keanu Reeves' character in the upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077, which is made by CD Projekt Red, the company behind the Witcher video games. The symbols that appear at the beginning of every episode of The Witcher are full of spoilers, but you're only going to notice if you really know your stuff. The title of each episode is always the same, but the logo behind it changes, offering hints as to what's about to unfold. For example, the first episode, "The End's Beginning," features the image of a solar eclipse. If you've read the short story "Lesser Evil," you know that the princess Renfri was born under a so-called "black sun," leading a wizard to assume that she was cursed. Sure enough, "The End's Beginning" tells Renfri's story all the way to its brutal, bloody ending. Keep watching the video to see all the small details you missed in The Witcher! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherEasterEggs The other Geralt | 0:12 Important logos | 1:13 Talk like a Witcher | 2:00 The games connection | 2:51 Rub-a-dub-dub | 3:44 All Cavill, all the time | 4:30

Why These Characters Had Such Small Roles In Rise Of Skywalker

 There's a lot going on in Star Wars Episode IX, which means that some characters were bound to fall by the wayside as others took the lead in the closing chapter of the saga. Here are several characters with relatively small roles in The Rise of Skywalker, along with why each one ended up with such limited screen time. The Force Awakens introduced viewers to an older, wiser Leia Organa, now a general leading the Resistance against the First Order. Leia continued in that role in The Last Jedi, but actress Carrie Fisher sadly and suddenly died in 2016 after completing work on that film. Director J.J. Abrams opted to use several minutes of Leia footage left over from The Force Awakens for The Rise of Skywalker, so Leia is present throughout most of the film as the leader of the Resistance. But the limited Fisher footage meant that she was often shown simply observing and reacting to other characters. The dialogue scenes she does have are short, and with the help of movie magic, Abrams engineered a somber, meaningful death scene for her character. Lots of fan favorite characters from the original trilogy, including Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker, returned in The Force Awakens. But what about Han's old pal and the suavest dude in the galaxy, Lando Calrissian? Lando didn't make his return until The Rise of Skywalker, and it's easy to see why. With both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker dead, and Leia Organa pulling limited duty, the film needed another Rebel legend to turn to. In the end, though, that's pretty much all Lando is there for. An intended subplot about Lando meeting his long-lost daughter was reportedly cut out of the film, leaving him to just look cool, saying a few catchy lines, and be an inspirational figure for the younger heroes. When it was announced that Mark Hamill would return to reprise the role of Luke Skywalker for The Force Awakens, fans were excited, but then learned he only appeared onscreen in the final scene. The Last Jedi gave Luke a lot to do, but it presented a divisive version of Luke Skywalker, capping things off with the character's redemptive death. Fans were excited to find out Hamill would be back for The Rise of Skywalker, but surely he couldn't do that much as a Force ghost, right? He does appear a key moment in the story, when Rey is doubting herself and contemplating a self-exile similar to Luke's own. He dispenses some wisdom then shuffles back off into the afterlife. After that, he does some voiceover, and that's the entirety of his role. Keep watching the video to find out more about why these characters had such small roles in The Rise of Skywalker #StarWars #EpisodeIX #RiseOfSkywalker Leia Organa | 0:18 Lando Calrissian | 1:00 Luke Skywalker | 1:40 Rose Tico | 2:23 Maz Kanata | 3:18 Jannah | 4:01 R2-D2 | 4:51

Why These Characters Had Such Small Roles In Rise Of Skywalker

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 There's a lot going on in Star Wars Episode IX, which means that some characters were bound to fall by the wayside as others took the lead in the closing chapter of the saga. Here are several characters with relatively small roles in The Rise of Skywalker, along with why each one ended up with such limited screen time. The Force Awakens introduced viewers to an older, wiser Leia Organa, now a general leading the Resistance against the First Order. Leia continued in that role in The Last Jedi, but actress Carrie Fisher sadly and suddenly died in 2016 after completing work on that film. Director J.J. Abrams opted to use several minutes of Leia footage left over from The Force Awakens for The Rise of Skywalker, so Leia is present throughout most of the film as the leader of the Resistance. But the limited Fisher footage meant that she was often shown simply observing and reacting to other characters. The dialogue scenes she does have are short, and with the help of movie magic, Abrams engineered a somber, meaningful death scene for her character. Lots of fan favorite characters from the original trilogy, including Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker, returned in The Force Awakens. But what about Han's old pal and the suavest dude in the galaxy, Lando Calrissian? Lando didn't make his return until The Rise of Skywalker, and it's easy to see why. With both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker dead, and Leia Organa pulling limited duty, the film needed another Rebel legend to turn to. In the end, though, that's pretty much all Lando is there for. An intended subplot about Lando meeting his long-lost daughter was reportedly cut out of the film, leaving him to just look cool, saying a few catchy lines, and be an inspirational figure for the younger heroes. When it was announced that Mark Hamill would return to reprise the role of Luke Skywalker for The Force Awakens, fans were excited, but then learned he only appeared onscreen in the final scene. The Last Jedi gave Luke a lot to do, but it presented a divisive version of Luke Skywalker, capping things off with the character's redemptive death. Fans were excited to find out Hamill would be back for The Rise of Skywalker, but surely he couldn't do that much as a Force ghost, right? He does appear a key moment in the story, when Rey is doubting herself and contemplating a self-exile similar to Luke's own. He dispenses some wisdom then shuffles back off into the afterlife. After that, he does some voiceover, and that's the entirety of his role. Keep watching the video to find out more about why these characters had such small roles in The Rise of Skywalker #StarWars #EpisodeIX #RiseOfSkywalker Leia Organa | 0:18 Lando Calrissian | 1:00 Luke Skywalker | 1:40 Rose Tico | 2:23 Maz Kanata | 3:18 Jannah | 4:01 R2-D2 | 4:51

Why The Actor Who Plays The Mandalorian Looks So Familiar

 On the Season 1 finale of The Mandalorian, our reluctant hero and newest Star Wars icon took enough of a tumble to necessitate removing his helmet and giving us a look at his bloody, battered visage. Here's why Pedro Pascal, the actor under the helmet, looks so familiar. You might have heard about that plucky little fantasy program Game of Thrones once or twice in the past, but you may not immediately remember that Pedro Pascal got his own turn on the program during its fourth season. He held a recurring role as Prince Oberyn Martell also known as "The Viper" an utterly unflappable duelist-slash-poisoner from the nation of Dorne. Despite appearing on only seven episodes of Game of Thrones, Pascal's footprint is still legible on the series even after its end, both for his character's snappy attitude and his incredibly gruesome death at the hands of The Mountain during a trial by combat. Playing Oberyn earned Pascal sex symbol status and before becoming the Mandalorian, it was his most high-profile role. He was recognized as a standout performer in what is often regarded as one of the best overall seasons of Game of Thrones, and his career only began to soar from there. Following Game of Thrones, Pascal landed a starring role as DEA agent Javier Peña for three seasons on the Netflix historical crime drama Narcos. The series charts the history of the international investigation into and eventual capture of infamous cartel lord Pablo Escobar. Pascal consulted with the real-life agent Peña to properly depict the man's ideological struggle with the War on Drugs' futility and the culture of extreme violence and corruption perpetuated by both the illegal trade itself and the law enforcement effort made to curb it. Narcos might be a more niche selection for the general Netflix-original-consuming audience, but the show earned Pascal a large amount of positive praise. The series ended in 2017 after its third season, and was spun off into a Pascal-free follow-up series about the development of the major Mexican drug cartels entitled Narcos: Mexico. Like every other starving twenty-something actor living in New York City in the 1990s and 2000s, Pedro Pascal landed a few one-episode roles on the various versions of the Law and Order franchise, which you may recognize him from if you have an incredible memory. Another of Pascal's many TV credits include a brief recurring role on Graceland, USA Network's law enforcement drama about undercover federal agents living out of a confiscated house in California. He appeared only on the first season as an FBI agent and the subject of an internal investigation, who comes into violent conflict with other characters on the show. Keep watching the video to find out more reasons why the actor who plays The Mandalorian looks so familiar. #Mandalorian #PedroPascal #StarWars Game Of Thrones | 0:15 Narcos | 1:09 Deeper Cuts | 1:58 Comic Book Movies Past And Future | 3:42

Why The Actor Who Plays The Mandalorian Looks So Familiar

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 On the Season 1 finale of The Mandalorian, our reluctant hero and newest Star Wars icon took enough of a tumble to necessitate removing his helmet and giving us a look at his bloody, battered visage. Here's why Pedro Pascal, the actor under the helmet, looks so familiar. You might have heard about that plucky little fantasy program Game of Thrones once or twice in the past, but you may not immediately remember that Pedro Pascal got his own turn on the program during its fourth season. He held a recurring role as Prince Oberyn Martell also known as "The Viper" an utterly unflappable duelist-slash-poisoner from the nation of Dorne. Despite appearing on only seven episodes of Game of Thrones, Pascal's footprint is still legible on the series even after its end, both for his character's snappy attitude and his incredibly gruesome death at the hands of The Mountain during a trial by combat. Playing Oberyn earned Pascal sex symbol status and before becoming the Mandalorian, it was his most high-profile role. He was recognized as a standout performer in what is often regarded as one of the best overall seasons of Game of Thrones, and his career only began to soar from there. Following Game of Thrones, Pascal landed a starring role as DEA agent Javier Peña for three seasons on the Netflix historical crime drama Narcos. The series charts the history of the international investigation into and eventual capture of infamous cartel lord Pablo Escobar. Pascal consulted with the real-life agent Peña to properly depict the man's ideological struggle with the War on Drugs' futility and the culture of extreme violence and corruption perpetuated by both the illegal trade itself and the law enforcement effort made to curb it. Narcos might be a more niche selection for the general Netflix-original-consuming audience, but the show earned Pascal a large amount of positive praise. The series ended in 2017 after its third season, and was spun off into a Pascal-free follow-up series about the development of the major Mexican drug cartels entitled Narcos: Mexico. Like every other starving twenty-something actor living in New York City in the 1990s and 2000s, Pedro Pascal landed a few one-episode roles on the various versions of the Law and Order franchise, which you may recognize him from if you have an incredible memory. Another of Pascal's many TV credits include a brief recurring role on Graceland, USA Network's law enforcement drama about undercover federal agents living out of a confiscated house in California. He appeared only on the first season as an FBI agent and the subject of an internal investigation, who comes into violent conflict with other characters on the show. Keep watching the video to find out more reasons why the actor who plays The Mandalorian looks so familiar. #Mandalorian #PedroPascal #StarWars Game Of Thrones | 0:15 Narcos | 1:09 Deeper Cuts | 1:58 Comic Book Movies Past And Future | 3:42

Watch This Before You See Sonic The Hedgehog

 Believe it or not, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is finally on the way. If you want to know more details about the film, then you've come to the right place. This is everything we know about the Blue Blur's big screen debut, and why you should be looking forward to it. Sonic the Hedgehog was already supposed to be upon us. The film has been in development since 2013, but the production really ramped up in 2017 and 2018. The original release was scheduled for November 8, 2019, but the first trailer in April of 2019 caused such a negative reaction - particularly to the title character's design - that the studio pulled the film back to work on some alterations. However, it appears the redesigned film is finally up to snuff, as the new release date of February 14, 2020 seems like it is set in stone. If your idea of a romantic Valentine's Day date is with a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog wearing sneakers, then you are in luck in 2020. After the controversy that swirled around the original trailer, the reworked version released in November of 2019 has received much more praise for being faithful to the tone of the franchise. It does a decent job of setting the stage: Sonic - voiced by Ben Schwartz - is a lonely alien who lives on Earth and is bored out of his mind. After he causes a huge power surge, several forces start converging to try to capture Sonic and harness his powers, which he tells us could let them "conquer the universe." One of those forces is Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik. Otherwise, the trailer shows a lot of references to Sonic video games, showcases the film's sense of humor, and focuses on two central things: Robotnik's weapons and the friendship between Sonic and Tom - played by James Marsden. It seems like a pretty strong showcase of the movie's tone, so you'll have a good idea what you're getting into before you decide if you want to see Sonic the Hedgehog. Make sure you watch this before you see Sonic the Hedgehog! #SonicTheHedgehog #SonicMovie Blue Valentine | 0:15 Faster, hedgehog! Run! Run! | 0:56 Gopher the gold | 1:54 Ring around the robots | 2:54 Zero to hero | 3:56

Watch This Before You See Sonic The Hedgehog

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 Believe it or not, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is finally on the way. If you want to know more details about the film, then you've come to the right place. This is everything we know about the Blue Blur's big screen debut, and why you should be looking forward to it. Sonic the Hedgehog was already supposed to be upon us. The film has been in development since 2013, but the production really ramped up in 2017 and 2018. The original release was scheduled for November 8, 2019, but the first trailer in April of 2019 caused such a negative reaction - particularly to the title character's design - that the studio pulled the film back to work on some alterations. However, it appears the redesigned film is finally up to snuff, as the new release date of February 14, 2020 seems like it is set in stone. If your idea of a romantic Valentine's Day date is with a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog wearing sneakers, then you are in luck in 2020. After the controversy that swirled around the original trailer, the reworked version released in November of 2019 has received much more praise for being faithful to the tone of the franchise. It does a decent job of setting the stage: Sonic - voiced by Ben Schwartz - is a lonely alien who lives on Earth and is bored out of his mind. After he causes a huge power surge, several forces start converging to try to capture Sonic and harness his powers, which he tells us could let them "conquer the universe." One of those forces is Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik. Otherwise, the trailer shows a lot of references to Sonic video games, showcases the film's sense of humor, and focuses on two central things: Robotnik's weapons and the friendship between Sonic and Tom - played by James Marsden. It seems like a pretty strong showcase of the movie's tone, so you'll have a good idea what you're getting into before you decide if you want to see Sonic the Hedgehog. Make sure you watch this before you see Sonic the Hedgehog! #SonicTheHedgehog #SonicMovie Blue Valentine | 0:15 Faster, hedgehog! Run! Run! | 0:56 Gopher the gold | 1:54 Ring around the robots | 2:54 Zero to hero | 3:56

How Henry Cavill Transformed His Body For The Witcher

 He may have already looked god-like in all of his DC appearances, but Henry Cavill took his workouts to a whole new level in order to play the lead in Netflix's The Witcher. Here's how he got into the best shape of his life to play Geralt of Rivia. To make sure that he was looking as shredded as humanly possible for his many shirtless scenes in The Witcher, Cavill allowed himself to systematically dehydrate. Over the course of four days, he would gradually reduce his fluid intake so that when the time came to shoot, he had zero water weight. As he explained during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, "Yeah it gets your, makes your skin really thin, so it sits on the muscles." He goes on to explain the grueling, borderline masochistic process: "On the first day you'll have a liter and a half, and the second day half a liter, and then the third day no water, and then you'll shoot the fourth." Cavill has plenty of experience when it comes to pushing his body to the limits for a role, but this was definitely a tough ask, even for him. The actor even admitted, "You're the most miserable person on the planet." In fact, he says that, "You get to the point on the last day where you can smell water nearby." Well, the results speak for themselves. The internet went wild when shots of Geralt in the bathtub were included in the Witcher trailer. Believe it or not, Henry Cavill was once told that he was too fat to play James Bond. The actor was up for the role of 007 in the period between Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, and he received some rather harsh feedback. As he explained to Men's Health UK, "I remember the director [of Casino Royale], Martin Campbell, saying, 'Looking a little chubby there, Henry. I didn't know how to train or diet. And I'm glad Martin said something, because I respond well to truth. It helps me get better." Cavill learned all about the importance of training and dieting in the years that followed, but it wasn't until he started preparing for The Witcher that he began to truly appreciate what goes into being a bodybuilder. In an Instagram post, Cavill revealed that he'd been reading into the big players of the bodybuilding game, and he found himself in awe of them. The caption reads: "It's absolutely fascinating to see what they put themselves through, the drive and mental strength required to get to such a place physically. Phil Heath in particular has caught my eye not only for his achievements but also for his genuinely humble and informative approach to his messaging." Clearly all of his hard work paid off…but perhaps that goes without saying. Keep watching the video to find out more about how Henry Cavill transformed his body for The Witcher! #TheWitcher #HenryCavill #NetflixOriginal He Cut His Water Intake | 0:14 Finding His Personal Heroes | 1:10 Fasted Cardio | 2:15 Sculpting The Perfect Posterior | 3:21 Using Smaller Weights | 4:16 Hyperextensions Were Key | 5:13 Mastering Time Management | 6:03 He Super-Sized His Shoulders | 7:06 He Built Ferocious Forearms | 8:05 He Focused On His Core Strength | 9:17

How Henry Cavill Transformed His Body For The Witcher

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 He may have already looked god-like in all of his DC appearances, but Henry Cavill took his workouts to a whole new level in order to play the lead in Netflix's The Witcher. Here's how he got into the best shape of his life to play Geralt of Rivia. To make sure that he was looking as shredded as humanly possible for his many shirtless scenes in The Witcher, Cavill allowed himself to systematically dehydrate. Over the course of four days, he would gradually reduce his fluid intake so that when the time came to shoot, he had zero water weight. As he explained during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, "Yeah it gets your, makes your skin really thin, so it sits on the muscles." He goes on to explain the grueling, borderline masochistic process: "On the first day you'll have a liter and a half, and the second day half a liter, and then the third day no water, and then you'll shoot the fourth." Cavill has plenty of experience when it comes to pushing his body to the limits for a role, but this was definitely a tough ask, even for him. The actor even admitted, "You're the most miserable person on the planet." In fact, he says that, "You get to the point on the last day where you can smell water nearby." Well, the results speak for themselves. The internet went wild when shots of Geralt in the bathtub were included in the Witcher trailer. Believe it or not, Henry Cavill was once told that he was too fat to play James Bond. The actor was up for the role of 007 in the period between Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, and he received some rather harsh feedback. As he explained to Men's Health UK, "I remember the director [of Casino Royale], Martin Campbell, saying, 'Looking a little chubby there, Henry. I didn't know how to train or diet. And I'm glad Martin said something, because I respond well to truth. It helps me get better." Cavill learned all about the importance of training and dieting in the years that followed, but it wasn't until he started preparing for The Witcher that he began to truly appreciate what goes into being a bodybuilder. In an Instagram post, Cavill revealed that he'd been reading into the big players of the bodybuilding game, and he found himself in awe of them. The caption reads: "It's absolutely fascinating to see what they put themselves through, the drive and mental strength required to get to such a place physically. Phil Heath in particular has caught my eye not only for his achievements but also for his genuinely humble and informative approach to his messaging." Clearly all of his hard work paid off…but perhaps that goes without saying. Keep watching the video to find out more about how Henry Cavill transformed his body for The Witcher! #TheWitcher #HenryCavill #NetflixOriginal He Cut His Water Intake | 0:14 Finding His Personal Heroes | 1:10 Fasted Cardio | 2:15 Sculpting The Perfect Posterior | 3:21 Using Smaller Weights | 4:16 Hyperextensions Were Key | 5:13 Mastering Time Management | 6:03 He Super-Sized His Shoulders | 7:06 He Built Ferocious Forearms | 8:05 He Focused On His Core Strength | 9:17

The Grudge Reboot Ending Explained

 The Grudge is many things, but subtle ain't one of 'em so you probably didn't get too lost along the way. But just in case, here's everything you need to know to make sense of The Grudge's shocking ending. Beware: Spoilers abound! The Grudge tells its story out of order, saving the big reveals for when they will deliver the biggest emotional punch. Telling the story chronologically isn't as interesting, but it is necessary to understand the ending. In 2004, Fiona Landers returns home from Japan, where she worked as a caretaker in a cursed house. Unfortunately, while Fiona is happy to be reunited with her husband Sam and her daughter Melinda, the joy doesn't last. The curse has followed Fiona home to 44 Reyburn Drive, where, driven mad by the apparitions she sees, she drowns Melinda and stabs Sam, then takes her own life. Shortly afterwards, married real estate agents Peter and Nina Spencer, unaware that the Landers have been murdered, try to sell the Reyburn house. Peter goes inside the house, but Nina, who's pregnant, doesn't. The curse attaches itself to Peter, who stabs Nina in their kitchen before drowning himself in their tub. In 2005, Faith and William Matheson move into the house so that Faith, who has cancer, can be closer to her doctors. Both Faith and William see ghosts, but while William isn't too worried, Faith loses her mind. By the time Lorna Moody, an assisted suicide attendant, comes by to help Faith die with dignity, Faith is completely gone. Faith murders William and cuts off her own fingers. Lorna flees, but sees a vision of Sam Landers while driving and crashes her car. Her body isn't found for months. This is where Detective Muldoon enters the picture. In 2006, Muldoon moves to town just a few months after losing her husband, forcing her to raise her son Burke alone. Her new partner, Detective Goodman, has a few tragedies in his past, too. His original partner, Wilson, became obsessed with the house at 44 Reyburn Drive after investigating the Landers killings, and eventually shot himself. He survived, and is now institutionalized. Keep watching the video to see The Grudge reboot ending explained! #TheGrudge #TheGrudgeReboot #EndingExplained Three families, three tragedies | 0:15 Stay out of 44 Reyburn Drive | 1:42 Origin of evil | 3:11 It will never let you go | 4:30 A new spawning ground | 5:34

The Grudge Reboot Ending Explained

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 The Grudge is many things, but subtle ain't one of 'em so you probably didn't get too lost along the way. But just in case, here's everything you need to know to make sense of The Grudge's shocking ending. Beware: Spoilers abound! The Grudge tells its story out of order, saving the big reveals for when they will deliver the biggest emotional punch. Telling the story chronologically isn't as interesting, but it is necessary to understand the ending. In 2004, Fiona Landers returns home from Japan, where she worked as a caretaker in a cursed house. Unfortunately, while Fiona is happy to be reunited with her husband Sam and her daughter Melinda, the joy doesn't last. The curse has followed Fiona home to 44 Reyburn Drive, where, driven mad by the apparitions she sees, she drowns Melinda and stabs Sam, then takes her own life. Shortly afterwards, married real estate agents Peter and Nina Spencer, unaware that the Landers have been murdered, try to sell the Reyburn house. Peter goes inside the house, but Nina, who's pregnant, doesn't. The curse attaches itself to Peter, who stabs Nina in their kitchen before drowning himself in their tub. In 2005, Faith and William Matheson move into the house so that Faith, who has cancer, can be closer to her doctors. Both Faith and William see ghosts, but while William isn't too worried, Faith loses her mind. By the time Lorna Moody, an assisted suicide attendant, comes by to help Faith die with dignity, Faith is completely gone. Faith murders William and cuts off her own fingers. Lorna flees, but sees a vision of Sam Landers while driving and crashes her car. Her body isn't found for months. This is where Detective Muldoon enters the picture. In 2006, Muldoon moves to town just a few months after losing her husband, forcing her to raise her son Burke alone. Her new partner, Detective Goodman, has a few tragedies in his past, too. His original partner, Wilson, became obsessed with the house at 44 Reyburn Drive after investigating the Landers killings, and eventually shot himself. He survived, and is now institutionalized. Keep watching the video to see The Grudge reboot ending explained! #TheGrudge #TheGrudgeReboot #EndingExplained Three families, three tragedies | 0:15 Stay out of 44 Reyburn Drive | 1:42 Origin of evil | 3:11 It will never let you go | 4:30 A new spawning ground | 5:34

Why Stregobor From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

 Henry Cavill's work on Netflix's The Witcher is fantastic, but the series' supporting cast members are memorable too. Chief among them: Lars Mikkelsen, who plays the conflicted illusionist Stregobor. Here's why this guy looks so familiar. Though he's currently earning rave reviews for portraying a conniving dark wizard with a piercing intellect, The Witcher is hardly Lars Mikkelsen's first go at breaking bad on the small screen. As it happens, the actor has had a pretty great run playing scheming intellectual sorts in movies and TV shows over the years. As such, we'd wager that many of you who are certain you've seen Stregobor's face before just might be familiar with the genius-level blackmailing baddie Charles Augustus Magnussen one of the most devious villains to ever face off against Holmes and Watson in the BBC's pitch-perfect Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation Sherlock. Mikkelsen appeared in the episode "His Last Vow," which found Holmes and Watson on the hunt for a collection of deeply personal letters which were being used as blackmail against Lady Elizabeth Smallwood. Their search set Holmes and Watson on a collision course with Mikkelsen's duplicitous media mogul a course that ends with Magnussen ultimately outwitting Holmes, thus leaving the legendary sleuth no course of action but to shoot Magnussen in the head in hopes of saving the lives and futures of all those who matter to him. House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon was quick to seize on Mikkelsen's knack for playing brainy, brutal bad guys when the series was casting a key supporting role in Netflix's breakout drama series. Keep watching the video to see why Stregobor from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #StregoborWitcher The game is afoot | 0:15 Red-blooded | 1:29 Rebel yell | 2:40

Why Stregobor From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

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 Henry Cavill's work on Netflix's The Witcher is fantastic, but the series' supporting cast members are memorable too. Chief among them: Lars Mikkelsen, who plays the conflicted illusionist Stregobor. Here's why this guy looks so familiar. Though he's currently earning rave reviews for portraying a conniving dark wizard with a piercing intellect, The Witcher is hardly Lars Mikkelsen's first go at breaking bad on the small screen. As it happens, the actor has had a pretty great run playing scheming intellectual sorts in movies and TV shows over the years. As such, we'd wager that many of you who are certain you've seen Stregobor's face before just might be familiar with the genius-level blackmailing baddie Charles Augustus Magnussen one of the most devious villains to ever face off against Holmes and Watson in the BBC's pitch-perfect Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adaptation Sherlock. Mikkelsen appeared in the episode "His Last Vow," which found Holmes and Watson on the hunt for a collection of deeply personal letters which were being used as blackmail against Lady Elizabeth Smallwood. Their search set Holmes and Watson on a collision course with Mikkelsen's duplicitous media mogul a course that ends with Magnussen ultimately outwitting Holmes, thus leaving the legendary sleuth no course of action but to shoot Magnussen in the head in hopes of saving the lives and futures of all those who matter to him. House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon was quick to seize on Mikkelsen's knack for playing brainy, brutal bad guys when the series was casting a key supporting role in Netflix's breakout drama series. Keep watching the video to see why Stregobor from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #StregoborWitcher The game is afoot | 0:15 Red-blooded | 1:29 Rebel yell | 2:40

Confusing Moments In Rise Of Skywalker Explained

 While The Rise of Skywalker answered a number of the saga's lingering questions, it also presented a few of its own. We can't promise you'll understand every part of Episode IX after delving into our explanations, but we hope we can help you feel at least a little less confused. The Rise of Skywalker wastes no time in telling us that Sheev Palpatine, the Emperor from the original trilogy that we all presumed was dead after the end of Return of the Jedi, is actually alive. In fact, Palpatine has been pulling the strings of the First Order this whole time. While we never get a detailed explanation for Palpatine's survival, we should've known better than to assume a fall would kill a strong Force user like Palpatine, especially since both Darth Maul and Luke Skywalker survived pretty serious falls in past Star Wars canon. After Return of the Jedi, Palpatine slunk off to the Sith planet of Exegol, where Sith loyalists used machines to artificially prolong his life, similar to how Darth Vader was stabilized after his battle with Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith. Once on Exegol, Palpatine bided his time in the shadows, waiting until his fleet was strong enough to reveal itself. #RiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywalkerExplained Palpatine's return | 0:15 Who was Kylo Ren fighting? | 1:06 Palpatine's mysterious fleet | 2:04 Master Leia | 2:59 Why Pasaana? | 3:45 C-3PO's strange restriction | 4:31 How did Chewie survive? | 5:13 An unlikely spy | 6:06 Leia's death | 7:01 Kylo Ren's change of heart | 8:14 What was Palpatine's plan? | 9:13 Jedi voices | 10:12 What's a "dyad in the Force?" | 11:28

Confusing Moments In Rise Of Skywalker Explained

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 While The Rise of Skywalker answered a number of the saga's lingering questions, it also presented a few of its own. We can't promise you'll understand every part of Episode IX after delving into our explanations, but we hope we can help you feel at least a little less confused. The Rise of Skywalker wastes no time in telling us that Sheev Palpatine, the Emperor from the original trilogy that we all presumed was dead after the end of Return of the Jedi, is actually alive. In fact, Palpatine has been pulling the strings of the First Order this whole time. While we never get a detailed explanation for Palpatine's survival, we should've known better than to assume a fall would kill a strong Force user like Palpatine, especially since both Darth Maul and Luke Skywalker survived pretty serious falls in past Star Wars canon. After Return of the Jedi, Palpatine slunk off to the Sith planet of Exegol, where Sith loyalists used machines to artificially prolong his life, similar to how Darth Vader was stabilized after his battle with Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith. Once on Exegol, Palpatine bided his time in the shadows, waiting until his fleet was strong enough to reveal itself. #RiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywalkerExplained Palpatine's return | 0:15 Who was Kylo Ren fighting? | 1:06 Palpatine's mysterious fleet | 2:04 Master Leia | 2:59 Why Pasaana? | 3:45 C-3PO's strange restriction | 4:31 How did Chewie survive? | 5:13 An unlikely spy | 6:06 Leia's death | 7:01 Kylo Ren's change of heart | 8:14 What was Palpatine's plan? | 9:13 Jedi voices | 10:12 What's a "dyad in the Force?" | 11:28

Explaining The End Of The Witcher Season 1

 Netflix's The Witcher delivers on its promise of high-fantasy monster hunting, but it's not always easy to follow. If you made it to the end of the first season and feel a little lost, you're not alone. Here's what you need to know. Even though "Much More," the final episode of The Witcher's first season, is happening in one more-or-less united timeline, our characters don't cross paths until the very end. Ciri spends the bulk of the episode with a kindly commoner who wants to adopt Ciri as her daughter. Meanwhile, Geralt begins the episode in the same refugee camp that Ciri visited in episode two, where a local merchant is clearing out dead bodies. Geralt defends the merchant from some zombie-like monsters, but is wounded in the process. The merchant, who happens to be the commoner's husband, puts Geralt on his cart and starts towing him to safety. Yennefer, whose adventure takes up most of the episode, makes a stand with other mages at Sodden, where they fight to defend the north from the Nilfgaardian [nilf-GARD-ee-in] army. In the aftermath, Tissaia magically calls out for Yennefer. Ciri hears her and heads to the woods, where she meets Geralt for the first time. She asks the witcher who Yennefer is, but before he can answer, the credits roll. #TheWitcher #ExplainingTheWitcher Everyone comes together | 0:13 Nilfgaard rises | 1:04 King Foltest's return | 1:51 Is Yennefer dead? | 2:26 The mysterious healer | 3:02 Introducing Vesemir | 3:53 Family matters | 4:37

Explaining The End Of The Witcher Season 1

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 Netflix's The Witcher delivers on its promise of high-fantasy monster hunting, but it's not always easy to follow. If you made it to the end of the first season and feel a little lost, you're not alone. Here's what you need to know. Even though "Much More," the final episode of The Witcher's first season, is happening in one more-or-less united timeline, our characters don't cross paths until the very end. Ciri spends the bulk of the episode with a kindly commoner who wants to adopt Ciri as her daughter. Meanwhile, Geralt begins the episode in the same refugee camp that Ciri visited in episode two, where a local merchant is clearing out dead bodies. Geralt defends the merchant from some zombie-like monsters, but is wounded in the process. The merchant, who happens to be the commoner's husband, puts Geralt on his cart and starts towing him to safety. Yennefer, whose adventure takes up most of the episode, makes a stand with other mages at Sodden, where they fight to defend the north from the Nilfgaardian [nilf-GARD-ee-in] army. In the aftermath, Tissaia magically calls out for Yennefer. Ciri hears her and heads to the woods, where she meets Geralt for the first time. She asks the witcher who Yennefer is, but before he can answer, the credits roll. #TheWitcher #ExplainingTheWitcher Everyone comes together | 0:13 Nilfgaard rises | 1:04 King Foltest's return | 1:51 Is Yennefer dead? | 2:26 The mysterious healer | 3:02 Introducing Vesemir | 3:53 Family matters | 4:37

The Best Star Wars Moments Of The Last Decade

 Star Wars stands huge in popular culture, and while opinions always differ, the 2010s have given fans moments that made them cheer, cry, and everything in between. Here's our breakdown of the best Star Wars moments of this last decade. Upon first watching 2015's The Force Awakens, most fans were asking themselves the same question most of the characters struggled with throughout the film: "Where's Luke?" The Jedi hero was nowhere to be seen for most of the movie, and it was enough to make you wonder if he was going to show up at all. Luke's eventual portrayal in The Last Jedi would not be met with universal praise. But the moment at the end of The Force Awakens in which Rey finally meets the Jedi master is wonderfully done. After finding all the pieces of Luke's map and landing on the remote island where Skywalker is hiding out, Rey climbs a crest to find him a hooded, cloaked figure. As she holds out the lightsaber to him, Luke throws back his hood and says nothing. It's a perfect ending that leaves you wanting more. You want to know why he's on the island, why he left the map fragments to be found, and whether or not he has any idea what's been happening in his absence. Heck, you kind of just want to know what his voice sounds like these days. The Force Awakens brought with it the heartbreaking death of one of the original trilogy's favorite heroes, the original scruffy-lookin' nerf-herder himself, Han Solo. But before Han proves he hasn't learned the important lesson of staying off catwalks over bottomless shafts, the smuggler returns to the movie screen exactly as he should. With Rey and Finn having stolen the Millennium Falcon while escaping Jakku, they're snatched out of space by a pursuer whom they initially think is affiliated with the First Order. Instead, it's a fan-favorite duo from the original trilogy, hauling carnivorous beasts. Keep watching the video to see the best Star Wars moments of the last decade! #StarWars Luke Skywalker returns | 0:13 Han and Chewie come home | 1:08 Mando meets Baby Yoda | 2:08 Rogue One's most powerful moment | 2:59 Han wins the Falcon | 4:07 Rey defeats Kylo | 5:10 Luke respects his lightsaber | 6:05 The Jedi help Rey | 7:11 Vader massacres the Rebels | 8:26 She's never really gone | 9:30

The Best Star Wars Moments Of The Last Decade

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 Star Wars stands huge in popular culture, and while opinions always differ, the 2010s have given fans moments that made them cheer, cry, and everything in between. Here's our breakdown of the best Star Wars moments of this last decade. Upon first watching 2015's The Force Awakens, most fans were asking themselves the same question most of the characters struggled with throughout the film: "Where's Luke?" The Jedi hero was nowhere to be seen for most of the movie, and it was enough to make you wonder if he was going to show up at all. Luke's eventual portrayal in The Last Jedi would not be met with universal praise. But the moment at the end of The Force Awakens in which Rey finally meets the Jedi master is wonderfully done. After finding all the pieces of Luke's map and landing on the remote island where Skywalker is hiding out, Rey climbs a crest to find him a hooded, cloaked figure. As she holds out the lightsaber to him, Luke throws back his hood and says nothing. It's a perfect ending that leaves you wanting more. You want to know why he's on the island, why he left the map fragments to be found, and whether or not he has any idea what's been happening in his absence. Heck, you kind of just want to know what his voice sounds like these days. The Force Awakens brought with it the heartbreaking death of one of the original trilogy's favorite heroes, the original scruffy-lookin' nerf-herder himself, Han Solo. But before Han proves he hasn't learned the important lesson of staying off catwalks over bottomless shafts, the smuggler returns to the movie screen exactly as he should. With Rey and Finn having stolen the Millennium Falcon while escaping Jakku, they're snatched out of space by a pursuer whom they initially think is affiliated with the First Order. Instead, it's a fan-favorite duo from the original trilogy, hauling carnivorous beasts. Keep watching the video to see the best Star Wars moments of the last decade! #StarWars Luke Skywalker returns | 0:13 Han and Chewie come home | 1:08 Mando meets Baby Yoda | 2:08 Rogue One's most powerful moment | 2:59 Han wins the Falcon | 4:07 Rey defeats Kylo | 5:10 Luke respects his lightsaber | 6:05 The Jedi help Rey | 7:11 Vader massacres the Rebels | 8:26 She's never really gone | 9:30

The Witcher Season 2 Release Date, Cast And Plot

 You can't outrun destiny - and the destiny for Netflix's The Witcher is another season. Based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels and shorts that were turned into a video game series by CD Projekt Red , The Witcher was already lined up for a second season prior to its official debut on December 20, 2019. The action-fantasy show, created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, takes place in a medieval world within a realm called the Continent, and follows the lives of three unique but linked-together characters. Throughout the first season's eight episodes, viewers saw how the trio were molded by their individual experiences before meeting one another and The Witcher season 1 finale concluded with Ciri asking Geralt, "Who is Yennefer?" With The Witcher season 1 ending on that delicious, cliffhanger-y note, fans are understandably foaming at the mouth for any and all information about season 2. Though details are sparse for the time being, here's everything we know about the second season of The Witcher. The Witcher season 2 doesn't have a confirmed release date as of December 2019. However, when the series' renewal was announced, it was reported that production on the new season will begin in London in early 2020 in preparation for a 2021 launch date. It wasn't specified when in 2021 The Witcher season 2 might premiere, but it's most plausible that fans won't be seeing more of the show until the middle of that year at the very earliest. That said, the production timeline for The Witcher season 1 shows a two-year-and-seven-month gap between when the project was confirmed in May 2017 to when it premiered on Netflix in December 2019. While it certainly won't be that long of a wait for The Witcher season 2, if production is slated to begin around February or March 2020, fans could be looking at a summer 2021 debut date unless Netflix allots the cast, crew, and creatives more resources and funding to speed things up. it's a given that the major players from season 1 will be back for the series' second go-around on Netflix. The trio's individual paths cross at the end of season 1 of The Witcher, and in Sapkowski's written works, they experience many trials, tribulations, and triumphs together after meeting. Keep watching the video to see all the Witcher season 2 release date, cast and plot info! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherSeason2

The Witcher Season 2 Release Date, Cast And Plot

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 You can't outrun destiny - and the destiny for Netflix's The Witcher is another season. Based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels and shorts that were turned into a video game series by CD Projekt Red , The Witcher was already lined up for a second season prior to its official debut on December 20, 2019. The action-fantasy show, created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, takes place in a medieval world within a realm called the Continent, and follows the lives of three unique but linked-together characters. Throughout the first season's eight episodes, viewers saw how the trio were molded by their individual experiences before meeting one another and The Witcher season 1 finale concluded with Ciri asking Geralt, "Who is Yennefer?" With The Witcher season 1 ending on that delicious, cliffhanger-y note, fans are understandably foaming at the mouth for any and all information about season 2. Though details are sparse for the time being, here's everything we know about the second season of The Witcher. The Witcher season 2 doesn't have a confirmed release date as of December 2019. However, when the series' renewal was announced, it was reported that production on the new season will begin in London in early 2020 in preparation for a 2021 launch date. It wasn't specified when in 2021 The Witcher season 2 might premiere, but it's most plausible that fans won't be seeing more of the show until the middle of that year at the very earliest. That said, the production timeline for The Witcher season 1 shows a two-year-and-seven-month gap between when the project was confirmed in May 2017 to when it premiered on Netflix in December 2019. While it certainly won't be that long of a wait for The Witcher season 2, if production is slated to begin around February or March 2020, fans could be looking at a summer 2021 debut date unless Netflix allots the cast, crew, and creatives more resources and funding to speed things up. it's a given that the major players from season 1 will be back for the series' second go-around on Netflix. The trio's individual paths cross at the end of season 1 of The Witcher, and in Sapkowski's written works, they experience many trials, tribulations, and triumphs together after meeting. Keep watching the video to see all the Witcher season 2 release date, cast and plot info! #TheWitcher #TheWitcherSeason2

Watch This Before You See Birds Of Prey

 When was the last time you saw a bombastic pop-punk R-rated girl-gang antihero cape movie? Margot Robbie and company are on their way to deliver just that. Here's what we know so far about Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Birds of Prey is set for release on February 7th, 2020, cutting in ahead of the MCU's Phase 4 launch later in the year. It's a great soft release timeframe, traditionally speaking, for movies that have potential to be sleeper hits. See the first Kingsman film for how well that strategy can work. Marvel Studios has released its own films this time of year before, so it appears to be mostly luck that a much smaller-budget film like Birds of Prey isn't running up against an MCU blockbuster. That's a good thing. The film clearly deserves attention, given how many first-of-its-kind decisions have gone into its production, and we're encouraged to know its release date is mostly clear to really get that spotlight when it matters most. Keep watching This Before You See Birds Of Prey! #BirdsOfPrey #HarleyQuinn Release date | 0:17 Cast | 0:59 Birds of Prey's big bad | 2:24 Likely henchmen | 3:10 The director | 4:28 The scriptwriter | 5:36 The plot | 6:23 The teaser | 7:30 The trailer | 8:12 The actors are all in | 9:32

Watch This Before You See Birds Of Prey

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 When was the last time you saw a bombastic pop-punk R-rated girl-gang antihero cape movie? Margot Robbie and company are on their way to deliver just that. Here's what we know so far about Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Birds of Prey is set for release on February 7th, 2020, cutting in ahead of the MCU's Phase 4 launch later in the year. It's a great soft release timeframe, traditionally speaking, for movies that have potential to be sleeper hits. See the first Kingsman film for how well that strategy can work. Marvel Studios has released its own films this time of year before, so it appears to be mostly luck that a much smaller-budget film like Birds of Prey isn't running up against an MCU blockbuster. That's a good thing. The film clearly deserves attention, given how many first-of-its-kind decisions have gone into its production, and we're encouraged to know its release date is mostly clear to really get that spotlight when it matters most. Keep watching This Before You See Birds Of Prey! #BirdsOfPrey #HarleyQuinn Release date | 0:17 Cast | 0:59 Birds of Prey's big bad | 2:24 Likely henchmen | 3:10 The director | 4:28 The scriptwriter | 5:36 The plot | 6:23 The teaser | 7:30 The trailer | 8:12 The actors are all in | 9:32

Upcoming Movie Sequels That Will Get You Hyped

 These days, movie fans are constantly bombarded with trailers, posters, and new information about all kinds of tentpole franchise films. On the flip side, however, there are a few upcoming movies that have managed to fly under the radar. From sci-fi epics to action-packed thrillers, here are some of the sequels you might not know are being made. After years of speculation that a fourth Matrix film was in the works, Variety broke the news in August 2019 that a new instalment in the series was indeed on the horizon, and that, despite previous rumors, it wouldn't be following a new character after all. Original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss will be returning for The Matrix 4, along with original writer and director Lana Wachowski. And while Wachowski may have partnered with her sister Lilly to make the first three Matrix movies, the fourth installment will have only the one Wachowski at the helm. In addition to Wachowski, the script for The Matrix 4 will be co-written by Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, and is set to start production in early 2020. No plot details have yet been revealed for the movie, and it isn't yet clear how the film plans to incorporate Moss' or Reeves' characters, who were killed in the third film in the franchise, The Matrix Revolutions. It is equally unclear whether Laurence Fishburne's character, Morpheus, will be making an appearance. Some sources have speculated that he may be recast in order to appear as a younger version of the character, but that remains speculation for now. James Cameron has been talking about his Avatar sequels almost from the moment the first film exploded onto screens in 2009, smashing box office records and eventually becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. However, despite years of Cameron's repeated promises of a vast and expansive Avatar franchise, it was beginning to feel as though a follow-up was as far off and unreachable as the moon of Pandora itself. But believe it or not, four more Avatars really do appear to be imminent. In fact, according to Sigourney Weaver, the first two have already finished shooting. They've even got titles: Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa. What does it all mean? Well, no one knows, except James Cameron himself and his eclectic cast, which, in addition to the original movie's stars, also features a host of newcomers, including Edie Falco, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, and Vin Diesel. Everyone else will have to wait until the end of 2021 to find out. Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled for release on December 17th 2021, with Avatar: The Seed Bearer arriving on December 22nd 2023, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider following on December 19th 2025, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa concluding the franchise on December 17th 2027. As the crew of the Nostromo learned the hard way all the way back in 1979, it's pretty hard to kill an Alien, and the Alien franchise seems just as tough as the creature itself. Reflecting on his landmark sci-fi horror film on its 40th anniversary, director Ridley Scott told Variety that a third prequel is indeed on the way, intended as a follow-up to 2012's Prometheus and 2017's Alien: Covenant. Despite generally positive critical reviews, Covenant underperformed at the box office, throwing the future of the franchise into uncertainty. But following Disney's acquisition of Fox, both Scott and Alien's new studio home seem eager to return to the sinister stars yet again. As for what this third prequel might be about, only one thing is for sure: it won't follow the format of the original Alien. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott talked about the need for the franchise to continue to evolve in order to succeed. He said: "You can't keep repeating [the same premise] because the joke gets boring." This next Alien film, tentatively titled Alien: Awakening, is still in the very early stages, and none of the cast of Covenant has yet been asked to return. Still, Scott maintains three things: it's happening, he'll be directing it, and it's currently in the script phase. Keep watching the video to find out more upcoming movie sequels that will get you hyped! #ComingSoon #MovieSequels The Matrix 4 | 0:20 Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5 | 1:25 Alien: Awakening | 2:44 Indiana Jones 5 | 3:54 Kill Bill Vol. 3 | 5:10 Sherlock Holmes 3 | 6:11 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard | 7:02 RoboCop Returns | 8:07 Bando | 9:34 The Expendables 4 | 10:41 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | 11:52 Big Trouble in Little China 2 | 12:55 The Jesus Rolls | 14:10 Space Jam 2 | 15:21

Upcoming Movie Sequels That Will Get You Hyped

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 These days, movie fans are constantly bombarded with trailers, posters, and new information about all kinds of tentpole franchise films. On the flip side, however, there are a few upcoming movies that have managed to fly under the radar. From sci-fi epics to action-packed thrillers, here are some of the sequels you might not know are being made. After years of speculation that a fourth Matrix film was in the works, Variety broke the news in August 2019 that a new instalment in the series was indeed on the horizon, and that, despite previous rumors, it wouldn't be following a new character after all. Original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss will be returning for The Matrix 4, along with original writer and director Lana Wachowski. And while Wachowski may have partnered with her sister Lilly to make the first three Matrix movies, the fourth installment will have only the one Wachowski at the helm. In addition to Wachowski, the script for The Matrix 4 will be co-written by Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, and is set to start production in early 2020. No plot details have yet been revealed for the movie, and it isn't yet clear how the film plans to incorporate Moss' or Reeves' characters, who were killed in the third film in the franchise, The Matrix Revolutions. It is equally unclear whether Laurence Fishburne's character, Morpheus, will be making an appearance. Some sources have speculated that he may be recast in order to appear as a younger version of the character, but that remains speculation for now. James Cameron has been talking about his Avatar sequels almost from the moment the first film exploded onto screens in 2009, smashing box office records and eventually becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. However, despite years of Cameron's repeated promises of a vast and expansive Avatar franchise, it was beginning to feel as though a follow-up was as far off and unreachable as the moon of Pandora itself. But believe it or not, four more Avatars really do appear to be imminent. In fact, according to Sigourney Weaver, the first two have already finished shooting. They've even got titles: Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa. What does it all mean? Well, no one knows, except James Cameron himself and his eclectic cast, which, in addition to the original movie's stars, also features a host of newcomers, including Edie Falco, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, and Vin Diesel. Everyone else will have to wait until the end of 2021 to find out. Avatar: The Way of Water is scheduled for release on December 17th 2021, with Avatar: The Seed Bearer arriving on December 22nd 2023, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider following on December 19th 2025, and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa concluding the franchise on December 17th 2027. As the crew of the Nostromo learned the hard way all the way back in 1979, it's pretty hard to kill an Alien, and the Alien franchise seems just as tough as the creature itself. Reflecting on his landmark sci-fi horror film on its 40th anniversary, director Ridley Scott told Variety that a third prequel is indeed on the way, intended as a follow-up to 2012's Prometheus and 2017's Alien: Covenant. Despite generally positive critical reviews, Covenant underperformed at the box office, throwing the future of the franchise into uncertainty. But following Disney's acquisition of Fox, both Scott and Alien's new studio home seem eager to return to the sinister stars yet again. As for what this third prequel might be about, only one thing is for sure: it won't follow the format of the original Alien. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott talked about the need for the franchise to continue to evolve in order to succeed. He said: "You can't keep repeating [the same premise] because the joke gets boring." This next Alien film, tentatively titled Alien: Awakening, is still in the very early stages, and none of the cast of Covenant has yet been asked to return. Still, Scott maintains three things: it's happening, he'll be directing it, and it's currently in the script phase. Keep watching the video to find out more upcoming movie sequels that will get you hyped! #ComingSoon #MovieSequels The Matrix 4 | 0:20 Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5 | 1:25 Alien: Awakening | 2:44 Indiana Jones 5 | 3:54 Kill Bill Vol. 3 | 5:10 Sherlock Holmes 3 | 6:11 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard | 7:02 RoboCop Returns | 8:07 Bando | 9:34 The Expendables 4 | 10:41 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes | 11:52 Big Trouble in Little China 2 | 12:55 The Jesus Rolls | 14:10 Space Jam 2 | 15:21

Why Ciri From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

 Freya Allan's role as Princess Ciri on Netflix's original series The Witcher is undoubtedly the breakout moment of her career. At only 18 years old, Allan's only just getting started, but she already had some extraordinarily good luck even before landing this major gig. Born in Oxfordshire, England in 2001, Allan told Digital Spy that she underwent a confusing audition process for The Witcher, as she didn't really know she was auditioning to portray Ciri, and initially thought she landed a smaller part. Now that she's settled into the starring role, she's apparently beloved by the production team. Director Marc Jobst took a moment to lavish her with praise in a quick question-and-answer session on twitter, describing her portrayal of Ciri as, quote, "luminous...fierce, charismatic, with the presence and strength of an old soul." Allan's screen presence is indeed powerful, and many of you Witcher watchers at home have probably scratched your head and wondered where you've seen the actress before. While her career has only just taken off in the past year, Allan may look familiar to many. After attending the same prestigious academy as Harry Potter franchise icon Emma Watson, the Headington School in Oxford, Allan began her artistic secondary education at the prestigious National Film and Television School in Buckinghamshire. From there, Allan went on to study at the Art University Bournemouth and starred in a short film called Captain Fierce. In the short, Allan plays Linda, a girl who can only meet up with her friend Danny once a year because her family is part of a traveling carnival. They find an abandoned, damaged boat and decide to fix it so they can run off together. The short appears to have been uploaded to CH-me as part of the hype building up around The Witcher's casting announcements, as many comments on the video speak positively about Allan's pending role as Ciri. Before being taken under the wing of Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher, Allan's first big role was as a younger version of martial arts expert Minerva, a major character on AMC's action series Into the Badlands. The single episode in which Allan appeared includes a flashback to when a teenage Minerva was enslaved by one of the show's post-apocalyptic Barons. Following her short stint on Into the Badlands, she landed a small role on an installment of the BBC's 2019 miniseries adaptation of the beloved sci-fi novel War of the Worlds. Keep watching the video to see why Ciri from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #Ciri #CiriTheWitcher

Why Ciri From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

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 Freya Allan's role as Princess Ciri on Netflix's original series The Witcher is undoubtedly the breakout moment of her career. At only 18 years old, Allan's only just getting started, but she already had some extraordinarily good luck even before landing this major gig. Born in Oxfordshire, England in 2001, Allan told Digital Spy that she underwent a confusing audition process for The Witcher, as she didn't really know she was auditioning to portray Ciri, and initially thought she landed a smaller part. Now that she's settled into the starring role, she's apparently beloved by the production team. Director Marc Jobst took a moment to lavish her with praise in a quick question-and-answer session on twitter, describing her portrayal of Ciri as, quote, "luminous...fierce, charismatic, with the presence and strength of an old soul." Allan's screen presence is indeed powerful, and many of you Witcher watchers at home have probably scratched your head and wondered where you've seen the actress before. While her career has only just taken off in the past year, Allan may look familiar to many. After attending the same prestigious academy as Harry Potter franchise icon Emma Watson, the Headington School in Oxford, Allan began her artistic secondary education at the prestigious National Film and Television School in Buckinghamshire. From there, Allan went on to study at the Art University Bournemouth and starred in a short film called Captain Fierce. In the short, Allan plays Linda, a girl who can only meet up with her friend Danny once a year because her family is part of a traveling carnival. They find an abandoned, damaged boat and decide to fix it so they can run off together. The short appears to have been uploaded to CH-me as part of the hype building up around The Witcher's casting announcements, as many comments on the video speak positively about Allan's pending role as Ciri. Before being taken under the wing of Henry Cavill's Geralt of Rivia on The Witcher, Allan's first big role was as a younger version of martial arts expert Minerva, a major character on AMC's action series Into the Badlands. The single episode in which Allan appeared includes a flashback to when a teenage Minerva was enslaved by one of the show's post-apocalyptic Barons. Following her short stint on Into the Badlands, she landed a small role on an installment of the BBC's 2019 miniseries adaptation of the beloved sci-fi novel War of the Worlds. Keep watching the video to see why Ciri from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #Ciri #CiriTheWitcher

J.J. Abrams Explains Kylo Ren And Rey's Relationship

 The writers behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have got some explaining to do. Skywalker writer/director J.J. Abrams was recently captured on video explaining to a group of fans the oddly less-than-defined relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel films. Ever since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there has been a significant subset of fans call them the "Reylo contingent" who have been pining to see the Resistance fighter Rey and the First Order villain Kylo just admit their feelings for each other, already. There has always been a strong chemistry between the two which could easily be taken for a romantic undertone to their relationship despite the fact that for most of the sequel trilogy, the two were playing for opposite teams. During the events of The Rise of Skywalker, Ren is moved to discard his old lightsaber and reclaim his original identity as Ben Solo, son of Han and Leia and the former pupil of Luke Skywalker. After Rey is seemingly killed during her fight with Emperor Palpatine, Ben redeems himself by transferring his life force to her, saving her life. Before he becomes one with the Force, he kisses her, seemingly vindicating every fan who ever insisted that there was something going on between those two. According to Abrams, though, that something wasn't what we might have thought it was. His off-the-cuff explanation of their relationship to a group of fans was posted online by Twitter user @rizeofkylo, and it may make you cringe just a little. In the video they posted, Abrams said, "There's as much of a brother/sister thing between Kylo and Rey as there is a romantic thing...It's more like they're just bound together in this crazy, spiritual way." Abrams bolstered his argument by looking to musical maestro John Williams, who composed the music for Star Wars from the very beginning, before things got so complicated between its main characters. The filmmaker said, "If you listen to John Williams when he first wrote the Luke theme, it was a romantic theme for Luke and Leia. That was kind of what he was thinking, because he didn't know where it was going." What some might find most interesting about Abrams' remarks is how they counter a common criticism of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. You'll recall that Abrams directed The Force Awakens, then handed off The Last Jedi to writer-director Rian Johnson; Abrams was then recruited to finish off the trilogy after the director who was originally attached to Episode IX, Colin Trevorrow, departed due to creative differences. It's also been noted that many of the controversial narrative choices made by Johnson in The Last Jedi were kind of undone by Abrams with The Rise of Skywalker, like the issue of Rey's parentage, for example. While some reports insist otherwise, it's commonly understood that Disney began work on the Star Wars sequel trilogy with not much of an overarching plan for how the narrative would go. Instead, the producers appear to have just been kind of winging it, hoping that each new filmmaker would seamlessly pick up from where the last left off. Many fans have critiqued this way of doing things, but in explaining Rey and Ren's relationship, Abrams brings up an interesting point. The original Star Wars trilogy, those films most beloved by the fandom, also didn't have any kind of grand design in place from the start. While series creator George Lucas later insinuated that he always had a sweeping plan in place for the saga, it's a matter of fact that many of the original trilogy's key plot elements, such as Darth Vader being Luke's father, and Luke and Leia being brother and sister, fell into place pretty late in the game. This is why The Empire Strikes Back widely considered to be the best movie in the franchise, and one of the greatest movies of all time, deigned to give us the sight of Luke and Leia, whom we would learn in the next movie were not only brother and sister but twins, engaged in a passionate smooch. All of which is to say: look, fans, we can all gripe about the sequels' narrative not being consistent, but let's apply a little consistency ourselves. The new flicks may have been a bit confused about Rey and Ren's relationship, but at least they never forced us to watch twin siblings making out. Watch the video to hear how J.J. Abrams Explains Kylo Ren And Rey's Relationship! #JJAbrams #KyloRen #Rey

J.J. Abrams Explains Kylo Ren And Rey's Relationship

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 The writers behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have got some explaining to do. Skywalker writer/director J.J. Abrams was recently captured on video explaining to a group of fans the oddly less-than-defined relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel films. Ever since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there has been a significant subset of fans call them the "Reylo contingent" who have been pining to see the Resistance fighter Rey and the First Order villain Kylo just admit their feelings for each other, already. There has always been a strong chemistry between the two which could easily be taken for a romantic undertone to their relationship despite the fact that for most of the sequel trilogy, the two were playing for opposite teams. During the events of The Rise of Skywalker, Ren is moved to discard his old lightsaber and reclaim his original identity as Ben Solo, son of Han and Leia and the former pupil of Luke Skywalker. After Rey is seemingly killed during her fight with Emperor Palpatine, Ben redeems himself by transferring his life force to her, saving her life. Before he becomes one with the Force, he kisses her, seemingly vindicating every fan who ever insisted that there was something going on between those two. According to Abrams, though, that something wasn't what we might have thought it was. His off-the-cuff explanation of their relationship to a group of fans was posted online by Twitter user @rizeofkylo, and it may make you cringe just a little. In the video they posted, Abrams said, "There's as much of a brother/sister thing between Kylo and Rey as there is a romantic thing...It's more like they're just bound together in this crazy, spiritual way." Abrams bolstered his argument by looking to musical maestro John Williams, who composed the music for Star Wars from the very beginning, before things got so complicated between its main characters. The filmmaker said, "If you listen to John Williams when he first wrote the Luke theme, it was a romantic theme for Luke and Leia. That was kind of what he was thinking, because he didn't know where it was going." What some might find most interesting about Abrams' remarks is how they counter a common criticism of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. You'll recall that Abrams directed The Force Awakens, then handed off The Last Jedi to writer-director Rian Johnson; Abrams was then recruited to finish off the trilogy after the director who was originally attached to Episode IX, Colin Trevorrow, departed due to creative differences. It's also been noted that many of the controversial narrative choices made by Johnson in The Last Jedi were kind of undone by Abrams with The Rise of Skywalker, like the issue of Rey's parentage, for example. While some reports insist otherwise, it's commonly understood that Disney began work on the Star Wars sequel trilogy with not much of an overarching plan for how the narrative would go. Instead, the producers appear to have just been kind of winging it, hoping that each new filmmaker would seamlessly pick up from where the last left off. Many fans have critiqued this way of doing things, but in explaining Rey and Ren's relationship, Abrams brings up an interesting point. The original Star Wars trilogy, those films most beloved by the fandom, also didn't have any kind of grand design in place from the start. While series creator George Lucas later insinuated that he always had a sweeping plan in place for the saga, it's a matter of fact that many of the original trilogy's key plot elements, such as Darth Vader being Luke's father, and Luke and Leia being brother and sister, fell into place pretty late in the game. This is why The Empire Strikes Back widely considered to be the best movie in the franchise, and one of the greatest movies of all time, deigned to give us the sight of Luke and Leia, whom we would learn in the next movie were not only brother and sister but twins, engaged in a passionate smooch. All of which is to say: look, fans, we can all gripe about the sequels' narrative not being consistent, but let's apply a little consistency ourselves. The new flicks may have been a bit confused about Rey and Ren's relationship, but at least they never forced us to watch twin siblings making out. Watch the video to hear how J.J. Abrams Explains Kylo Ren And Rey's Relationship! #JJAbrams #KyloRen #Rey

How The Monsters In The Witcher Should Really Look

 The creatures in The Witcher might've come from myths and legends, but they don't look exactly like their traditional counterparts. They don't act quite like them either. These are the stories that inspired some of The Witcher's most fearsome beasts. Netflix's The Witcher opens with a swampy duel between Geralt of Rivia and the kikimora, a hulking spider-like creature with an unsettlingly human head. While Geralt makes quick work of the beast, the kikimora ends up getting the last laugh. Despite the kikimora's ferocity, no one is willing to pay Geralt for its corpse, making all his effort futile. While the kikimora battle makes for a great opening set piece, The Witcher's version of the creature, both in the series and in the games, is a very liberal take on the kikimora legend. In Slavic mythology, a kikimora is a house spirit that sneaks into your home via your keyhole in order to deliver bad news. Once a kikimora settles in, it can also cause nightmares, sleep paralysis, and nighttime calamities like dying cattle and spoiled food. Don't ever look directly at a kikimora, either do so, and you might die. Instead of a multi-legged monstrosity, a kikimora typically looks like a mix between an old woman and a bird, complete with a beak and chicken legs and a headscarf wrapped around her stringy hair. Unlike Geralt, you typically don't kill them with a sword, either. Just leave some food behind the stove, where kikimory live. According to some legends, that'll do the trick. The striga is Geralt's foe in episode three of the series, "Betrayer Moon," and "The Witcher," Andrzej Sapkowski's very first witcher story. On Netflix's The Witcher, the striga looks like a giant humanoid monster, complete with a long, dangling umbilical cord. In Polish folklore, the "strzyga" is no less dangerous, but it does work a little differently. Strzygi were said to be people born with two souls, and who could be identified by their twin hearts or extra pairs of teeth. When a baby was born that people suspected was a strzyga, they were banished. Then, one of their souls died and they became monsters, often with feathers and blue or grey skin, who transformed into owls to suck the blood of their victims. Keep watching the video to see how the monsters in The Witcher should really look! #TheWitcher #Witcher #TheWitcherNetflix The kikimora | 0:12 The striga | 1:13 Duny, the hedgehog knight | 2:09 The dragon | 3:48

How The Monsters In The Witcher Should Really Look

 Před 23 dny

 The creatures in The Witcher might've come from myths and legends, but they don't look exactly like their traditional counterparts. They don't act quite like them either. These are the stories that inspired some of The Witcher's most fearsome beasts. Netflix's The Witcher opens with a swampy duel between Geralt of Rivia and the kikimora, a hulking spider-like creature with an unsettlingly human head. While Geralt makes quick work of the beast, the kikimora ends up getting the last laugh. Despite the kikimora's ferocity, no one is willing to pay Geralt for its corpse, making all his effort futile. While the kikimora battle makes for a great opening set piece, The Witcher's version of the creature, both in the series and in the games, is a very liberal take on the kikimora legend. In Slavic mythology, a kikimora is a house spirit that sneaks into your home via your keyhole in order to deliver bad news. Once a kikimora settles in, it can also cause nightmares, sleep paralysis, and nighttime calamities like dying cattle and spoiled food. Don't ever look directly at a kikimora, either do so, and you might die. Instead of a multi-legged monstrosity, a kikimora typically looks like a mix between an old woman and a bird, complete with a beak and chicken legs and a headscarf wrapped around her stringy hair. Unlike Geralt, you typically don't kill them with a sword, either. Just leave some food behind the stove, where kikimory live. According to some legends, that'll do the trick. The striga is Geralt's foe in episode three of the series, "Betrayer Moon," and "The Witcher," Andrzej Sapkowski's very first witcher story. On Netflix's The Witcher, the striga looks like a giant humanoid monster, complete with a long, dangling umbilical cord. In Polish folklore, the "strzyga" is no less dangerous, but it does work a little differently. Strzygi were said to be people born with two souls, and who could be identified by their twin hearts or extra pairs of teeth. When a baby was born that people suspected was a strzyga, they were banished. Then, one of their souls died and they became monsters, often with feathers and blue or grey skin, who transformed into owls to suck the blood of their victims. Keep watching the video to see how the monsters in The Witcher should really look! #TheWitcher #Witcher #TheWitcherNetflix The kikimora | 0:12 The striga | 1:13 Duny, the hedgehog knight | 2:09 The dragon | 3:48

The Best Anime Of The Last Decade

 The 2010s produced anime like never before. Tales of love, magic, and betrayal flooded the airwaves on all manner of devices, reaching all manner of people. Here's to the best anime of the decade, and to another ten years of ice skating, ping pong, and magical girl deconstruction. Madoka Magica might be a franchise that spans mobile games, multiple movies, and a wealth of spin-off manga, but its earlier success came from its economy of story. At only 12 episodes, the original series is a succinct marvel; no plot is extraneous, all foreshadowing pays off, and the pacing is steady and certain. There are no skippable episodes of Madoka, no moments that don't matter. It is a journey that has to be taken step by step, into a forest that grows steadily darker. Much has been made of this darkness. And it's true that Madoka gained early fame as a deconstruction of magical girl stories, and still stands out against a field of imitators. But it's here too that Madoka's brevity shines, and where it can be seen with the greatest clarity. Madoka grows from a naive young girl into a terrified pawn, but only for a couple of episodes. It's then, in the depths of despair, that she realizes her power, seizes it, and changes the world forever. The momentum this creates is felt on the most visceral level, catapulting the viewer from horror into awe within one episode. For all the talk of deconstruction surrounding the series, at its core, Madoka is that greatest of magical girl stories: it looks cruelty in the eye, spins its magic wand, and tells it to take a hike. For all its splendid animation, One Punch Man's most famous moment is probably its simplest: We love watching Saitama him absorb punches from undersea monsters. We love watching him take out hyper-advanced robots. But we love his deadpan reactions to the bizarre world around him even more. That's because it's emblematic of what makes One Punch Man so special: it absolutely loves making fun of superheroes. Now, One Punch Man loves superheroes, and specifically, being a superhero series. But its love is flexible, as devoted to jaw-dropping moments of action as it is to the goofiness of animal-themed bad guys. You have your dudes like Genos, who genuinely looks awesome most of the time, but you also have villains like Crablante, walking around like a lobster in tighty-whities. There is no contradiction between the two in the world of One Punch Man, they're all part of the same bright, bizarre tapestry. Superpowers, robots, ninjas, mad scientists are all there to be loved, feared, and made fun of, and in so doing, One Punch Man has more fun with them all than most other series of its ilk combined. Saitama is the guy of the meme, the guy of the wickedly cool fight compilations, and the guy who loves a weekly sale at the grocery store. He, and his anime, contain multitudes, and that's why we love them. Keep watching the video to find out more about the best anime of the last decade! #Anime #OnePunchMan #MyHeroAcademia Puella Magi Madoka Magica | 0:17 One Punch Man | 1:30 Ping Pong | 2:55 Princess Jellyfish | 3:46 Little Witch Academia | 5:03 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt | 6:24 Kids on the Slope | 7:38 My Hero Academia | 8:54 Yuri on Ice | 10:19

The Best Anime Of The Last Decade

 Před 24 dny

 The 2010s produced anime like never before. Tales of love, magic, and betrayal flooded the airwaves on all manner of devices, reaching all manner of people. Here's to the best anime of the decade, and to another ten years of ice skating, ping pong, and magical girl deconstruction. Madoka Magica might be a franchise that spans mobile games, multiple movies, and a wealth of spin-off manga, but its earlier success came from its economy of story. At only 12 episodes, the original series is a succinct marvel; no plot is extraneous, all foreshadowing pays off, and the pacing is steady and certain. There are no skippable episodes of Madoka, no moments that don't matter. It is a journey that has to be taken step by step, into a forest that grows steadily darker. Much has been made of this darkness. And it's true that Madoka gained early fame as a deconstruction of magical girl stories, and still stands out against a field of imitators. But it's here too that Madoka's brevity shines, and where it can be seen with the greatest clarity. Madoka grows from a naive young girl into a terrified pawn, but only for a couple of episodes. It's then, in the depths of despair, that she realizes her power, seizes it, and changes the world forever. The momentum this creates is felt on the most visceral level, catapulting the viewer from horror into awe within one episode. For all the talk of deconstruction surrounding the series, at its core, Madoka is that greatest of magical girl stories: it looks cruelty in the eye, spins its magic wand, and tells it to take a hike. For all its splendid animation, One Punch Man's most famous moment is probably its simplest: We love watching Saitama him absorb punches from undersea monsters. We love watching him take out hyper-advanced robots. But we love his deadpan reactions to the bizarre world around him even more. That's because it's emblematic of what makes One Punch Man so special: it absolutely loves making fun of superheroes. Now, One Punch Man loves superheroes, and specifically, being a superhero series. But its love is flexible, as devoted to jaw-dropping moments of action as it is to the goofiness of animal-themed bad guys. You have your dudes like Genos, who genuinely looks awesome most of the time, but you also have villains like Crablante, walking around like a lobster in tighty-whities. There is no contradiction between the two in the world of One Punch Man, they're all part of the same bright, bizarre tapestry. Superpowers, robots, ninjas, mad scientists are all there to be loved, feared, and made fun of, and in so doing, One Punch Man has more fun with them all than most other series of its ilk combined. Saitama is the guy of the meme, the guy of the wickedly cool fight compilations, and the guy who loves a weekly sale at the grocery store. He, and his anime, contain multitudes, and that's why we love them. Keep watching the video to find out more about the best anime of the last decade! #Anime #OnePunchMan #MyHeroAcademia Puella Magi Madoka Magica | 0:17 One Punch Man | 1:30 Ping Pong | 2:55 Princess Jellyfish | 3:46 Little Witch Academia | 5:03 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt | 6:24 Kids on the Slope | 7:38 My Hero Academia | 8:54 Yuri on Ice | 10:19

Why Yennefer From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

 Viewers have found a lot to like about the original series The Witcher, which stars erstwhile Superman Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the well-loved series of video games. It's well-written, briskly paced, lovingly rendered fantasy fun. And while some critics have tried to rain on fans' parade, those fans have been quick to write off these half-baked criticisms. Rightly so, in our humble opinion. A good number appear to have been fielded by critics who either don't care for the fantasy genre in general, or can't keep from comparing The Witcher to the recently-ended Game of Thrones, which is frankly a ridiculously weak comparison. Cavill acquits himself nicely in the lead, but viewers have been particularly taken with the character of Yennefer, a sorceress with a troubled history and decidedly mixed feelings about Geralt. The show-stealing magic user, who becomes ever more powerful as the first season goes on and eventually has occasion to use her formidable powers to take on an entire army single-handedly, is portrayed by young actress Anya Chalotra, a relative newcomer whom you might nevertheless find to be a bit familiar. If you can't quite put your finger on where you've seen her before, well, we're here to help. Chalotra hasn't been in the business for very long, but her talent has already earned her some pretty high-profile gigs. Since we'll assume you're a fan of The Witcher, you obviously have a Netflix subscription, meaning that you might have caught her debut credit: 2018's Wanderlust, a drama series which is a joint production between the streamer and BBC One. The series stars Toni Collette as Joy Richards, a therapist whose life goes into a downward spiral after both the death of one of her patients and a terrible car accident in which she's badly injured. The series is the brainchild of British playwright Nick Payne, who recently branched out into feature film work with his screenplay for the 2017 adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel The Sense of an Ending. Its well-received first season introduced Chalotra in a minor role, and gave her the opportunity to work alongside the always-excellent Collette, as well as co-stars Steven Mackintosh and Zawe Ashton. While the series' first season left a number of narrative threads dangling, there hasn't yet been any word on whether a second has received the official greenlight, let alone whether Chalotra will return. Whether or not the young star is tapped for another round of Wanderlust, though, it appears likely she'll be kept plenty busy. Keep watching the video to see why Yennefer from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #WitcherNetflix #Yennefer

Why Yennefer From The Witcher Looks So Familiar

 Před 23 dny

 Viewers have found a lot to like about the original series The Witcher, which stars erstwhile Superman Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the protagonist of the well-loved series of video games. It's well-written, briskly paced, lovingly rendered fantasy fun. And while some critics have tried to rain on fans' parade, those fans have been quick to write off these half-baked criticisms. Rightly so, in our humble opinion. A good number appear to have been fielded by critics who either don't care for the fantasy genre in general, or can't keep from comparing The Witcher to the recently-ended Game of Thrones, which is frankly a ridiculously weak comparison. Cavill acquits himself nicely in the lead, but viewers have been particularly taken with the character of Yennefer, a sorceress with a troubled history and decidedly mixed feelings about Geralt. The show-stealing magic user, who becomes ever more powerful as the first season goes on and eventually has occasion to use her formidable powers to take on an entire army single-handedly, is portrayed by young actress Anya Chalotra, a relative newcomer whom you might nevertheless find to be a bit familiar. If you can't quite put your finger on where you've seen her before, well, we're here to help. Chalotra hasn't been in the business for very long, but her talent has already earned her some pretty high-profile gigs. Since we'll assume you're a fan of The Witcher, you obviously have a Netflix subscription, meaning that you might have caught her debut credit: 2018's Wanderlust, a drama series which is a joint production between the streamer and BBC One. The series stars Toni Collette as Joy Richards, a therapist whose life goes into a downward spiral after both the death of one of her patients and a terrible car accident in which she's badly injured. The series is the brainchild of British playwright Nick Payne, who recently branched out into feature film work with his screenplay for the 2017 adaptation of Julian Barnes' novel The Sense of an Ending. Its well-received first season introduced Chalotra in a minor role, and gave her the opportunity to work alongside the always-excellent Collette, as well as co-stars Steven Mackintosh and Zawe Ashton. While the series' first season left a number of narrative threads dangling, there hasn't yet been any word on whether a second has received the official greenlight, let alone whether Chalotra will return. Whether or not the young star is tapped for another round of Wanderlust, though, it appears likely she'll be kept plenty busy. Keep watching the video to see why Yennefer from The Witcher looks so familiar! #TheWitcher #WitcherNetflix #Yennefer

The Reason The Mandalorian Has Reportedly Lost Disney Millions

 Baby Yoda giveth, and Baby Yoda taketh away. CNBC is reporting that Disney's failure to have toys based on The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda available for the 2019 holiday season has resulted in a loss of up to $2.7 million, despite the fact that action figures and plushies are available for pre-order. The loss was a calculated one though. The Disney+ series' creator, Jon Favreau, has recently revealed that he was moved to implore the House of Mouse to keep Baby Yoda a secret up until his reveal at the end of The Mandalorian's first episode. He was inspired by a conversation he had on the set of Disney's live-action The Lion King remake with star Donald Glover, who pointed out that these days, audiences are used to knowing pretty much everything about every hot new property before it's even available to the public. Since the element of surprise has become so scarce, Glover reasoned, it's become a commodity. As an example, the actor pointed to the recent works of pop superstar Beyoncé, who has been known to drop albums online with absolutely no prior notice. Not only have fans eaten them up, but the surprise nature of these releases has sparked as much or more discussion than any expensive marketing push could have; in addition, the surprise drops have the added advantage of being, you know, free. Favreau, rightfully sensing that he had a breakout character on his hands with "The Child," decided to apply this strategy in advance of The Mandalorian's release. It's safe to say that it worked; sure, Disney could have easily included Baby Yoda in the show's marketing, and the cute little bugger may very well have taken the world by storm in similar fashion if it had. But The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action TV series set in the Star Wars universe, had already built a strong buzz just for being the first of its kind, and by virtue of being the most high-profile original offering available at the launch of Disney+. Favreau and the Mouse House basically gambled that all eyes were going to be on the series in any event, and that gamble paid off; little Baby Yoda's reveal at the end of that first episode melted hearts, sure, but it was also a stunning surprise that we're pretty sure no one saw coming. For one thing, it was only the second time in Star Wars history that another member of Yoda's mysterious species had been introduced. For another, it was an insane plot wrinkle, instantly altering the trajectory of the titular bounty hunter., fans were just blindsided by all of that cuteness; if they had known it was coming, it still would have been cool, but the fact that it was a complete surprise made it the kind of "holy crap" moment that generates buzz on the level that no mere marketing can accomplish. Look, $2.7 million is a lot of money by any stretch, and the question has to be asked: did Disney make the right decision, or should the studio have cashed in using a more conventional marketing campaign to introduce Baby Yoda? Now that we've posed the query, let us answer with a hearty laugh and the assertion that yes, the Mouse House absolutely made the right choice. First of all, it stands to reason that including Baby Yoda in the marketing push for The Mandalorian may have set Disney back a comparable amount of cash. The show's shooting schedule may have had to be shuffled around to make sure that certain shots would be available for marketing materials, different one-sheets from the ones we got would have to have been produced, and additional funds would have to have been shelled out to advertising types to develop a marketing strategy for the little tyke, just off the top of our heads. Second, the fact that toys weren't available for the holiday season doesn't mean that those who want them won't purchase them when they are available. Heck, when Baby Yoda plushies showed up for pre-order on Disney's online store, the allotted number initially made available sold out in a matter of hours. Disney was prepared for the character's popularity; by the time Baby Yoda action figures and toys are widely available between March and May of 2020, everybody who wants one will be able to get one, and that basically means literally everybody. Finally: $2.7 million may be a lot of money, but to Disney, it's freaking pocket change. This is the studio that released Avengers: Endgame last spring, and that flick made $2.7 billion. The movie was one of six Mouse House releases to make more than a billion bucks in 2019. Its theme parks and merchandise generate billions in revenue every year; Disney+ picked up 10 million subscribers on its first day. Disney is doing just fine. Watch the video to learn The Reason The Mandalorian Has Reportedly Lost Disney Millions! #TheMandalorian #Disney

The Reason The Mandalorian Has Reportedly Lost Disney Millions

 Před 24 dny

 Baby Yoda giveth, and Baby Yoda taketh away. CNBC is reporting that Disney's failure to have toys based on The Mandalorian's Baby Yoda available for the 2019 holiday season has resulted in a loss of up to $2.7 million, despite the fact that action figures and plushies are available for pre-order. The loss was a calculated one though. The Disney+ series' creator, Jon Favreau, has recently revealed that he was moved to implore the House of Mouse to keep Baby Yoda a secret up until his reveal at the end of The Mandalorian's first episode. He was inspired by a conversation he had on the set of Disney's live-action The Lion King remake with star Donald Glover, who pointed out that these days, audiences are used to knowing pretty much everything about every hot new property before it's even available to the public. Since the element of surprise has become so scarce, Glover reasoned, it's become a commodity. As an example, the actor pointed to the recent works of pop superstar Beyoncé, who has been known to drop albums online with absolutely no prior notice. Not only have fans eaten them up, but the surprise nature of these releases has sparked as much or more discussion than any expensive marketing push could have; in addition, the surprise drops have the added advantage of being, you know, free. Favreau, rightfully sensing that he had a breakout character on his hands with "The Child," decided to apply this strategy in advance of The Mandalorian's release. It's safe to say that it worked; sure, Disney could have easily included Baby Yoda in the show's marketing, and the cute little bugger may very well have taken the world by storm in similar fashion if it had. But The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action TV series set in the Star Wars universe, had already built a strong buzz just for being the first of its kind, and by virtue of being the most high-profile original offering available at the launch of Disney+. Favreau and the Mouse House basically gambled that all eyes were going to be on the series in any event, and that gamble paid off; little Baby Yoda's reveal at the end of that first episode melted hearts, sure, but it was also a stunning surprise that we're pretty sure no one saw coming. For one thing, it was only the second time in Star Wars history that another member of Yoda's mysterious species had been introduced. For another, it was an insane plot wrinkle, instantly altering the trajectory of the titular bounty hunter., fans were just blindsided by all of that cuteness; if they had known it was coming, it still would have been cool, but the fact that it was a complete surprise made it the kind of "holy crap" moment that generates buzz on the level that no mere marketing can accomplish. Look, $2.7 million is a lot of money by any stretch, and the question has to be asked: did Disney make the right decision, or should the studio have cashed in using a more conventional marketing campaign to introduce Baby Yoda? Now that we've posed the query, let us answer with a hearty laugh and the assertion that yes, the Mouse House absolutely made the right choice. First of all, it stands to reason that including Baby Yoda in the marketing push for The Mandalorian may have set Disney back a comparable amount of cash. The show's shooting schedule may have had to be shuffled around to make sure that certain shots would be available for marketing materials, different one-sheets from the ones we got would have to have been produced, and additional funds would have to have been shelled out to advertising types to develop a marketing strategy for the little tyke, just off the top of our heads. Second, the fact that toys weren't available for the holiday season doesn't mean that those who want them won't purchase them when they are available. Heck, when Baby Yoda plushies showed up for pre-order on Disney's online store, the allotted number initially made available sold out in a matter of hours. Disney was prepared for the character's popularity; by the time Baby Yoda action figures and toys are widely available between March and May of 2020, everybody who wants one will be able to get one, and that basically means literally everybody. Finally: $2.7 million may be a lot of money, but to Disney, it's freaking pocket change. This is the studio that released Avengers: Endgame last spring, and that flick made $2.7 billion. The movie was one of six Mouse House releases to make more than a billion bucks in 2019. Its theme parks and merchandise generate billions in revenue every year; Disney+ picked up 10 million subscribers on its first day. Disney is doing just fine. Watch the video to learn The Reason The Mandalorian Has Reportedly Lost Disney Millions! #TheMandalorian #Disney

James Gunn Shares Bad News About Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

 Get ready for a bit of a bummer, true believers. Mighty Marvel might be running like a well-oiled machine, but according to writer/director James Gunn, it's going to take a little longer than we might like for that machine to pump out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In a recent exchange with a fan on Instagram, Gunn revealed that the three-quel for the spacefaring team of misfits won't start filming for, quote, "another year or so." The news isn't entirely unexpected, as we've known for quite some time that Gunn will have a bit of work to wrap up for the Distinguished Competition before he can turn his attention to Guardians 3. As you may recall, the director was temporarily fired from the Marvel flick due to a kerfuffle over some nearly decade-old tweets in 2018; he was reinstated in March 2019, but in the meantime, he had taken a gig with Warner Bros. and DC Films writing and directing the soft reboot The Suicide Squad. Marvel, in no hurry to rush Guardians 3 to the screen with its slate already chock full, allowed Gunn to finish up his work on the DC film before returning. According to CBR, Gunn has said that shooting on The Suicide Squad is only about two-thirds complete as recently as December 18; assuming the flick sticks to its production schedule, it's likely to wrap by February or so, at which point Gunn will be knee-deep in the post-production process for another several months. Of course, nobody would blame Gunn if he wanted to cool his jets for just awhile before taking on another massive comic book film, so his stated time frame for Guardians 3 to begin production sounds just about right. However, assuming that shooting does indeed get underway in late 2020, we can infer that we've got a pretty damn long wait before the flick actually hits theaters. Consider that The Suicide Squad has been slotted for release on August 6, 2021; this means that from wrap to release, we're looking at a period of about 16 months. If Guardians 3 has a fairly typical 3-4 month shoot, then it'll wrap right around March or April of 2021 and if it has a comparable post-production schedule, the very earliest we could expect to see it hit screens is July or August of 2022. The sequel to Black Panther is already slated for release on May 6 of that year, and Marvel has a number of other films that might shoulder their way into its two remaining 2022 slots, including Blade and the third installment in the Ant-Man series. It follows, then, that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may not even appear in theaters until sometime in 2023 - more than three years from now. Guess we'll all just have to pop into hibernation for a bit, huh? While the MCU's feature schedule is all sewn up through Black Panther 2, there are still a number of flicks in addition to those already mentioned that don't yet have release dates. Perhaps the most high-profile is Captain Marvel 2, the sequel to the 2019 billion-dollar smash which will see Brie Larson reprise her role as the uber-powerful cosmic hero. Also heavily rumored to be in active development is Nova, a solo vehicle for the even more powerful hero who should have an intimate connection to the Guardians. Essentially Marvel's answer to DC's Green Lantern, the "man called Nova" is Richard Rider, an Earthling imbued with the power of the entire Nova Corps, the cosmically-powered armed forces of the planet Xandar. As you may recall, Xandar came under threat by the Infinity Stone-wielding Ronan the Accuser in the first Guardians film. In the comics, Rider is chosen at random by the Xandarian Rhomann Dey to house the power of the Nova Corps after the planet's destruction. Rider is also imbued with the "Xandarian Worldmind" basically the collective knowledge of the entire Xandarian race. That's right, Nova is basically the most robust supercomputer one can imagine... a supercomputer that can punch a planet out of its orbit. King Geek and Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige has also recently teased that there is indeed another team-up film on the way, although he characteristically held back any relevant details. Since Marvel's "phases" are running a bit shorter now Phase 4 is taking place over 2020 and 2021, with Phase 5 taking up 2022 and 2023 it seems likely that we'll be getting an official announcement on this sometime pretty soon, unless it gets pushed off until Phase 6. At any rate, we'll just have to wait until Feige and company see their way clear to cluing us in on when we can expect the Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Nova, and The Avengers whatever the heck the next iteration of that team will look like to return to theaters. Of course, we'll be all over any breaking Marvel news, and we'll be sure to keep you informed. Watch the video to hear James Gunn Share Bad News About Guardians Of The Galaxy 3! #JamesGunn #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy3

James Gunn Shares Bad News About Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

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 Get ready for a bit of a bummer, true believers. Mighty Marvel might be running like a well-oiled machine, but according to writer/director James Gunn, it's going to take a little longer than we might like for that machine to pump out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In a recent exchange with a fan on Instagram, Gunn revealed that the three-quel for the spacefaring team of misfits won't start filming for, quote, "another year or so." The news isn't entirely unexpected, as we've known for quite some time that Gunn will have a bit of work to wrap up for the Distinguished Competition before he can turn his attention to Guardians 3. As you may recall, the director was temporarily fired from the Marvel flick due to a kerfuffle over some nearly decade-old tweets in 2018; he was reinstated in March 2019, but in the meantime, he had taken a gig with Warner Bros. and DC Films writing and directing the soft reboot The Suicide Squad. Marvel, in no hurry to rush Guardians 3 to the screen with its slate already chock full, allowed Gunn to finish up his work on the DC film before returning. According to CBR, Gunn has said that shooting on The Suicide Squad is only about two-thirds complete as recently as December 18; assuming the flick sticks to its production schedule, it's likely to wrap by February or so, at which point Gunn will be knee-deep in the post-production process for another several months. Of course, nobody would blame Gunn if he wanted to cool his jets for just awhile before taking on another massive comic book film, so his stated time frame for Guardians 3 to begin production sounds just about right. However, assuming that shooting does indeed get underway in late 2020, we can infer that we've got a pretty damn long wait before the flick actually hits theaters. Consider that The Suicide Squad has been slotted for release on August 6, 2021; this means that from wrap to release, we're looking at a period of about 16 months. If Guardians 3 has a fairly typical 3-4 month shoot, then it'll wrap right around March or April of 2021 and if it has a comparable post-production schedule, the very earliest we could expect to see it hit screens is July or August of 2022. The sequel to Black Panther is already slated for release on May 6 of that year, and Marvel has a number of other films that might shoulder their way into its two remaining 2022 slots, including Blade and the third installment in the Ant-Man series. It follows, then, that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 may not even appear in theaters until sometime in 2023 - more than three years from now. Guess we'll all just have to pop into hibernation for a bit, huh? While the MCU's feature schedule is all sewn up through Black Panther 2, there are still a number of flicks in addition to those already mentioned that don't yet have release dates. Perhaps the most high-profile is Captain Marvel 2, the sequel to the 2019 billion-dollar smash which will see Brie Larson reprise her role as the uber-powerful cosmic hero. Also heavily rumored to be in active development is Nova, a solo vehicle for the even more powerful hero who should have an intimate connection to the Guardians. Essentially Marvel's answer to DC's Green Lantern, the "man called Nova" is Richard Rider, an Earthling imbued with the power of the entire Nova Corps, the cosmically-powered armed forces of the planet Xandar. As you may recall, Xandar came under threat by the Infinity Stone-wielding Ronan the Accuser in the first Guardians film. In the comics, Rider is chosen at random by the Xandarian Rhomann Dey to house the power of the Nova Corps after the planet's destruction. Rider is also imbued with the "Xandarian Worldmind" basically the collective knowledge of the entire Xandarian race. That's right, Nova is basically the most robust supercomputer one can imagine... a supercomputer that can punch a planet out of its orbit. King Geek and Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige has also recently teased that there is indeed another team-up film on the way, although he characteristically held back any relevant details. Since Marvel's "phases" are running a bit shorter now Phase 4 is taking place over 2020 and 2021, with Phase 5 taking up 2022 and 2023 it seems likely that we'll be getting an official announcement on this sometime pretty soon, unless it gets pushed off until Phase 6. At any rate, we'll just have to wait until Feige and company see their way clear to cluing us in on when we can expect the Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Nova, and The Avengers whatever the heck the next iteration of that team will look like to return to theaters. Of course, we'll be all over any breaking Marvel news, and we'll be sure to keep you informed. Watch the video to hear James Gunn Share Bad News About Guardians Of The Galaxy 3! #JamesGunn #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy3

The Matrix 4 Will Reportedly Start Something Big

 The red pill has been extended to us once again, and it could mark the beginning of something major. In summer 2019, Warner Bros. announced that a new Matrix movie was in the works, and since then, people have been wondering whether the franchise might ultimately extend beyond the upcoming fourth installment. Well, according to a recent article in We Got This Covered, the as-yet-untitled film will indeed blossom into a second Matrix trilogy. The article also revealed that, "[While] Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are coming back as Neo and Trinity for the new movie, it’s unclear as of yet if [they'll] return for the next two as well." Of course, we should remind you that this is all just a rumor at this point. Still, the possibility of a new Matrix trilogy begs the question: Would it be worth revisiting the franchise for not just one, but three more films? As has been widely reported, Lilly Wachowski, who co-created the franchise with her sister Lana, isn't involved in the upcoming installment. As Decider reported back in August 2019, she hasn't specifically stated why she's not working on the fourth Matrix film, but it sounds like she's not feeling particularly inspired by the sci-fi genre at the moment. In fact, she revealed that, "My agent kept sending me stuff, and a lot of science fiction. Great. It's good stuff, science fiction. You get to talk a lot about a lot of subjects. There's always fabulous subtext in science fiction. Since my transition, I'm not really interested in subtext at this time." As you probably know, Lilly came out as a transgender woman in 2016, and her sister Lana did the same back in 2012. And although Lilly sounds a bit disenchanted with the sci-fi genre these days, she's reportedly totally down with the idea of a fourth Matrix film, even if she's not involved in making it. In August 2019, she told Slash Film, "I like it when stories go out into the world and then come back to you in different ways. I mean, that's what storytelling is all about. I'm part of a bigger thing. I don't have any ownership over stuff like that, so whatever story anybody wants to tell, I can't wait to hear. I hope [the fourth Matrix is] better than the original." Keep watching the video to see how the Matrix 4 will reportedly start something big! #Matrix4

The Matrix 4 Will Reportedly Start Something Big

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 The red pill has been extended to us once again, and it could mark the beginning of something major. In summer 2019, Warner Bros. announced that a new Matrix movie was in the works, and since then, people have been wondering whether the franchise might ultimately extend beyond the upcoming fourth installment. Well, according to a recent article in We Got This Covered, the as-yet-untitled film will indeed blossom into a second Matrix trilogy. The article also revealed that, "[While] Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are coming back as Neo and Trinity for the new movie, it’s unclear as of yet if [they'll] return for the next two as well." Of course, we should remind you that this is all just a rumor at this point. Still, the possibility of a new Matrix trilogy begs the question: Would it be worth revisiting the franchise for not just one, but three more films? As has been widely reported, Lilly Wachowski, who co-created the franchise with her sister Lana, isn't involved in the upcoming installment. As Decider reported back in August 2019, she hasn't specifically stated why she's not working on the fourth Matrix film, but it sounds like she's not feeling particularly inspired by the sci-fi genre at the moment. In fact, she revealed that, "My agent kept sending me stuff, and a lot of science fiction. Great. It's good stuff, science fiction. You get to talk a lot about a lot of subjects. There's always fabulous subtext in science fiction. Since my transition, I'm not really interested in subtext at this time." As you probably know, Lilly came out as a transgender woman in 2016, and her sister Lana did the same back in 2012. And although Lilly sounds a bit disenchanted with the sci-fi genre these days, she's reportedly totally down with the idea of a fourth Matrix film, even if she's not involved in making it. In August 2019, she told Slash Film, "I like it when stories go out into the world and then come back to you in different ways. I mean, that's what storytelling is all about. I'm part of a bigger thing. I don't have any ownership over stuff like that, so whatever story anybody wants to tell, I can't wait to hear. I hope [the fourth Matrix is] better than the original." Keep watching the video to see how the Matrix 4 will reportedly start something big! #Matrix4

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Welcome To Looper!

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 Looper provides endless entertainment: breaking news, exclusive interviews, and in-depth breakdowns on all your favorite movies and TV shows. Make sure you subscribe and hit the bell so you never miss our latest videos.

How Netflix's The Witcher Is Different From The Video Game

 If you like the Witcher video games, there's a lot you'll like on the Netflix series, too. But if you fell in love with Geralt, Ciri, Yennefer and the rest with a controller in your hand, you'll find a few surprises waiting in the TV adaptation of these classic Polish books. One of the best characters in CD Projekt Red's games and Andrzej Sapkowski's novels is the fashionable, womanizing bard Dandelion, who's somehow one of Geralt's closest friends despite his penchant for getting into trouble. He's just as delightful in the TV show, although you might not immediately recognize him. In Netflix's The Witcher, he goes by a different name. Instead of Dandelion, The Witcher calls the character Jaskier. There's a good reason for this. In the novels' original Polish, "Jaskier" is actually Dandelion's name, and translates in English to "Buttercup." In the games, the name Dandelion fit well, but the bard's flamboyant personality has been toned down for the show. Jaskier is still a scene-stealing rascal, but he's not quite as extravagant as the Dandelion in the games. The Netflix show generally has a more serious, grounded tone, and a silly name like Dandelion would stick out like a sore thumb. For many fans, Doug Cockle is Geralt of Rivia. The actor has played the Witcher for a dozen years, voicing Geralt all three games, the card-based spinoff Gwent, and in guest appearances in Soulcalibur 6 and Monster Hunter: World. Keep watching the vdieo to see how Netflix's The Witcher is different from the video game! #TheWitcher #Witcher #WitcherNetflix A rogue by any name | 0:14 If it walks like a Geralt... | 1:22 Leave the silver sword at home | 2:15 Stop us if this sounds familiar... | 3:16 Love geometry | 4:00 The last wish | 4:48

How Netflix's The Witcher Is Different From The Video Game

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 If you like the Witcher video games, there's a lot you'll like on the Netflix series, too. But if you fell in love with Geralt, Ciri, Yennefer and the rest with a controller in your hand, you'll find a few surprises waiting in the TV adaptation of these classic Polish books. One of the best characters in CD Projekt Red's games and Andrzej Sapkowski's novels is the fashionable, womanizing bard Dandelion, who's somehow one of Geralt's closest friends despite his penchant for getting into trouble. He's just as delightful in the TV show, although you might not immediately recognize him. In Netflix's The Witcher, he goes by a different name. Instead of Dandelion, The Witcher calls the character Jaskier. There's a good reason for this. In the novels' original Polish, "Jaskier" is actually Dandelion's name, and translates in English to "Buttercup." In the games, the name Dandelion fit well, but the bard's flamboyant personality has been toned down for the show. Jaskier is still a scene-stealing rascal, but he's not quite as extravagant as the Dandelion in the games. The Netflix show generally has a more serious, grounded tone, and a silly name like Dandelion would stick out like a sore thumb. For many fans, Doug Cockle is Geralt of Rivia. The actor has played the Witcher for a dozen years, voicing Geralt all three games, the card-based spinoff Gwent, and in guest appearances in Soulcalibur 6 and Monster Hunter: World. Keep watching the vdieo to see how Netflix's The Witcher is different from the video game! #TheWitcher #Witcher #WitcherNetflix A rogue by any name | 0:14 If it walks like a Geralt... | 1:22 Leave the silver sword at home | 2:15 Stop us if this sounds familiar... | 3:16 Love geometry | 4:00 The last wish | 4:48

Superheroes Who Sadly Died In 2019

 2018's superhero body count was impressive to say the least, but 2019's promises to stack at least as high - mostly thanks to the many landmark movies, shows and comic storylines that have been released over the course of the year. Here are a few of the superheroes who have died in 2019. Obviously, there are spoilers ahead, and before you ask about the MCU's Black Widow and Iron Man, just remember that earlier this year we covered superheroes who sadly died in the first half of 2019, so if you want to see them make sure you check out our previous video! After the whole Thanos thing that's been going down in the MCU these last couple of years, Marvel might be forgiven for thinking they had the edge on killing off characters by scrubbing them from existence. But CW's The Flash begs to differ, since that's how the speedster XS - also known as Nora West-Allen - was killed off in the show's season 5 finale. During this episode, XS gets erased from reality when Team Flash's defeat of the villain Cicada changes Nora's future timeline. In an earlier episode, the show's heroes learn Nora has been running to and from the future, getting tips on how to beat Cicada from the imprisoned villain, Reverse-Flash. But in the finale, the team figures out Reverse-Flash's motivation - in the future, Cicada's dagger keeps Reverse-Flash powerless, so he wants Flash to destroy it. Regardless of this discovery, the team is forced to destroy Cicada's dagger. Hoping to tie up loose ends, they then travel to the future to stop Reverse-Flash. The heroes seem to be winning the fight, but Nora begins suffering the effects of the timeline change. Reverse-Flash tells the heroes the only way to save Nora is for her to enter his "Negative Speed Force," but she refuses - not wanting to suffer from the negative emotions necessary to access it. Reverse-Flash escapes and Nora dies embracing her mother and father. You'd be on shaky ground calling Raven's comic book counterpart - the Marvel version, not the Teen Titan - a superhero, since she tends to just veer between moral ambiguity and outright villainy. But ever since 2011's X-Men: First Class, the movie franchise's Raven, also known as Mystique, has been one of the good guys - and she pays dearly for her heroics in 2019's Dark Phoenix. Keep watching the video to see all the superheroes who sadly died in 2019. #SuperheroesRIP XS | 0:28 Raven | 1:49 Selene Gallio | 3:08 Red Daughter | 4:15 Translucent | 5:34 Popclaw | 6:49 Mesmer | 7:54 Aqualad | 9:08 Valkyrie | 10:11 Heimdall | 11:25 The Tony Stark A.I. | 12:39 Skurge the Executioner | 14:00 Dark Beast | 15:35 Starfox | 16:56 Green Arrow | 18:07 Almost all the Arrowverse heroes | 19:19 In Memoriam | 20:27

Superheroes Who Sadly Died In 2019

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 2018's superhero body count was impressive to say the least, but 2019's promises to stack at least as high - mostly thanks to the many landmark movies, shows and comic storylines that have been released over the course of the year. Here are a few of the superheroes who have died in 2019. Obviously, there are spoilers ahead, and before you ask about the MCU's Black Widow and Iron Man, just remember that earlier this year we covered superheroes who sadly died in the first half of 2019, so if you want to see them make sure you check out our previous video! After the whole Thanos thing that's been going down in the MCU these last couple of years, Marvel might be forgiven for thinking they had the edge on killing off characters by scrubbing them from existence. But CW's The Flash begs to differ, since that's how the speedster XS - also known as Nora West-Allen - was killed off in the show's season 5 finale. During this episode, XS gets erased from reality when Team Flash's defeat of the villain Cicada changes Nora's future timeline. In an earlier episode, the show's heroes learn Nora has been running to and from the future, getting tips on how to beat Cicada from the imprisoned villain, Reverse-Flash. But in the finale, the team figures out Reverse-Flash's motivation - in the future, Cicada's dagger keeps Reverse-Flash powerless, so he wants Flash to destroy it. Regardless of this discovery, the team is forced to destroy Cicada's dagger. Hoping to tie up loose ends, they then travel to the future to stop Reverse-Flash. The heroes seem to be winning the fight, but Nora begins suffering the effects of the timeline change. Reverse-Flash tells the heroes the only way to save Nora is for her to enter his "Negative Speed Force," but she refuses - not wanting to suffer from the negative emotions necessary to access it. Reverse-Flash escapes and Nora dies embracing her mother and father. You'd be on shaky ground calling Raven's comic book counterpart - the Marvel version, not the Teen Titan - a superhero, since she tends to just veer between moral ambiguity and outright villainy. But ever since 2011's X-Men: First Class, the movie franchise's Raven, also known as Mystique, has been one of the good guys - and she pays dearly for her heroics in 2019's Dark Phoenix. Keep watching the video to see all the superheroes who sadly died in 2019. #SuperheroesRIP XS | 0:28 Raven | 1:49 Selene Gallio | 3:08 Red Daughter | 4:15 Translucent | 5:34 Popclaw | 6:49 Mesmer | 7:54 Aqualad | 9:08 Valkyrie | 10:11 Heimdall | 11:25 The Tony Stark A.I. | 12:39 Skurge the Executioner | 14:00 Dark Beast | 15:35 Starfox | 16:56 Green Arrow | 18:07 Almost all the Arrowverse heroes | 19:19 In Memoriam | 20:27

Things Only Adults Noticed In Rise Of Skywalker

 The Rise of Skywalker is filled with plot twists and references that only older fans will get - as well as some disturbing ideas that only mature viewers will notice. Children will enjoy the Skywalker Saga's finale just fine, but will they pick up on these plot points? We think not. Spoilers ahead. So, let's talk about The Rise of Skywalker's big secret. Rey is Palpatine's granddaughter. Surprise? Eh, maybe not. Abrams has been hinting that he undid The Last Jedi's "nobody" twist for a while now, and leaks about Rey's true heritage have been circulating on the internet for months. But if Palpatine has a granddaughter, that means he has a kid. If you're old enough to know the story of the birds and the bees, you know that means old, wrinkly, yellow-eyed Palpatine played a little ding dong ping pong with some lucky lady. He's fully operational, if you catch our drift. Unfortunately, The Rise of Skywalker doesn't reveal the identity of Palpatine's lover or his children, leaving the comics and novels to explain those mysteries. That's too bad, because we'd love to meet the woman who got seduced by those shapeless black robes. We bet she has some interesting stories to tell. Watch the video to see more things only adults noticed in Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars The Empire swipes right | 0:16 Commander D'Acy's big smooch | 1:05 Leia lives! | 1:57 Poe gets friendzoned | 2:46 A party 42 years in the making | 3:26 Poe, drug runner | 4:21

Things Only Adults Noticed In Rise Of Skywalker

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 The Rise of Skywalker is filled with plot twists and references that only older fans will get - as well as some disturbing ideas that only mature viewers will notice. Children will enjoy the Skywalker Saga's finale just fine, but will they pick up on these plot points? We think not. Spoilers ahead. So, let's talk about The Rise of Skywalker's big secret. Rey is Palpatine's granddaughter. Surprise? Eh, maybe not. Abrams has been hinting that he undid The Last Jedi's "nobody" twist for a while now, and leaks about Rey's true heritage have been circulating on the internet for months. But if Palpatine has a granddaughter, that means he has a kid. If you're old enough to know the story of the birds and the bees, you know that means old, wrinkly, yellow-eyed Palpatine played a little ding dong ping pong with some lucky lady. He's fully operational, if you catch our drift. Unfortunately, The Rise of Skywalker doesn't reveal the identity of Palpatine's lover or his children, leaving the comics and novels to explain those mysteries. That's too bad, because we'd love to meet the woman who got seduced by those shapeless black robes. We bet she has some interesting stories to tell. Watch the video to see more things only adults noticed in Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars The Empire swipes right | 0:16 Commander D'Acy's big smooch | 1:05 Leia lives! | 1:57 Poe gets friendzoned | 2:46 A party 42 years in the making | 3:26 Poe, drug runner | 4:21

The Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Skywalker Saga

 Beginning with the first Star Wars film in 1977 and spanning nine full-length motion pictures, the Skywalker Saga is over 40 years old. Between A New Hope and The Rise of Skywalker, there are still plenty of questions left unanswered. Fair warning: major spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian lie ahead. In the first entry in the most recent trilogy, The Force Awakens, we learn the diminutive Maz Kanata somehow has Luke's first lightsaber the one Obi-wan Kenobi gives him in A New Hope and that originally belonged to his father Anakin. Han asks Maz how she got it, and she answers only: Well, whatever "another time" means, it's outside the Skywalker Saga. The Rise of Skywalker ends with Luke's first lightsaber alongside Leia's, buried near Luke's old home on Tatooine. It's a question not easily answered. Luke loses his first lightsaber when Darth Vader chops off his hand during their climactic duel at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, in Cloud City above the planet Bespin. Luke's hand and his weapon fall down the same long shaft Luke drops down himself. The planet Maz's tavern is on is Takodana in a completely different system from Bespin. It isn't unthinkable the saber could find its way to Maz's hands. Presumably someone found it and eventually sold it to her. Maybe she found it herself, or maybe she acquired it through less than legal means. Whatever path it took, we may never know. Keep watching to hear The Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Skywalker Saga! #Skywalker #SkywalkerSaga Maz Kanata and Luke's lightsaber | 0:18 The Baby Yoda connection | 1:20 Obi-Wan and the droids | 2:24 Finn's message to Rey | 3:38 Could Finn be a Jedi? | 4:29 Force Lightning | 5:33 Palpatine's survival | 6:31 Dead for good? | 7:31 Qui-Gon who? | 8:16 Rey's grandmother | 9:05

The Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Skywalker Saga

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 Beginning with the first Star Wars film in 1977 and spanning nine full-length motion pictures, the Skywalker Saga is over 40 years old. Between A New Hope and The Rise of Skywalker, there are still plenty of questions left unanswered. Fair warning: major spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian lie ahead. In the first entry in the most recent trilogy, The Force Awakens, we learn the diminutive Maz Kanata somehow has Luke's first lightsaber the one Obi-wan Kenobi gives him in A New Hope and that originally belonged to his father Anakin. Han asks Maz how she got it, and she answers only: Well, whatever "another time" means, it's outside the Skywalker Saga. The Rise of Skywalker ends with Luke's first lightsaber alongside Leia's, buried near Luke's old home on Tatooine. It's a question not easily answered. Luke loses his first lightsaber when Darth Vader chops off his hand during their climactic duel at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, in Cloud City above the planet Bespin. Luke's hand and his weapon fall down the same long shaft Luke drops down himself. The planet Maz's tavern is on is Takodana in a completely different system from Bespin. It isn't unthinkable the saber could find its way to Maz's hands. Presumably someone found it and eventually sold it to her. Maybe she found it herself, or maybe she acquired it through less than legal means. Whatever path it took, we may never know. Keep watching to hear The Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Skywalker Saga! #Skywalker #SkywalkerSaga Maz Kanata and Luke's lightsaber | 0:18 The Baby Yoda connection | 1:20 Obi-Wan and the droids | 2:24 Finn's message to Rey | 3:38 Could Finn be a Jedi? | 4:29 Force Lightning | 5:33 Palpatine's survival | 6:31 Dead for good? | 7:31 Qui-Gon who? | 8:16 Rey's grandmother | 9:05

Best New Amazon Prime Video Arrivals Of January 2020

 2020 is already shaping up to be an incredible year of entertainment, thanks in part to Amazon Prime Video. Whether you're a fan of the Star Trek franchise or more terrifying fare like Midsommar, rest assured there's plenty of great stuff to look forward to in January 2020. On New Year's Day, you'll be able to stream most of the franchise films that featured the original cast: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. And if you happen to be equally enthralled by Star Trek: The Next Generation, you're very much in luck: 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection starts streaming that very same day. As a wise man once said, "Live long and prosper." Our prediction: In early 2020, The Goonies will once again be good enough for you. On New Year's Day, Amazon Prime Video starts streaming the classic 1985 adventure-comedy. You'll gasp, you'll giggle as lovable children trek through underground caves in search of buried treasure - all while outmaneuvering a slew of baddies and booby traps. Wanna wrestle? Wanna laugh? Thanks to the 2019 film Fighting with My Family, you can do both. Based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige, this comedic biopic tells the story of Saraya-Jade "Paige" Bevis - played by Florence Pugh - who finally gets her shot at superstardom in the wrestling ring. A certain Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson co-stars, playing himself. The film comes to Amazon Prime on January 30th. Horror hounds, take heed: You're cordially invited to kick off the new year with every manner of chills and thrills. Available on Amazon Prime beginning January 3rd, Midsommar tells the story of a troubled American couple checking out a mysterious festival in Sweden. Their trip - and their relationship - quickly devolves into a druggy, darkly comic disaster. This is the second full-length film directed by Ari Aster, who made a name for himself with his hair-raising debut, Hereditary. Keep watching the video to see all the best new Amazon Prime Video arrivals of January 2020! #AmazonPrime #Amazon Scintillating sci-fi | 0:17 Strictly for laughs | 0:59 Scary movies | 1:51 Action and adventure | 3:41 Amazon Prime originals | 4:50

Best New Amazon Prime Video Arrivals Of January 2020

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 2020 is already shaping up to be an incredible year of entertainment, thanks in part to Amazon Prime Video. Whether you're a fan of the Star Trek franchise or more terrifying fare like Midsommar, rest assured there's plenty of great stuff to look forward to in January 2020. On New Year's Day, you'll be able to stream most of the franchise films that featured the original cast: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. And if you happen to be equally enthralled by Star Trek: The Next Generation, you're very much in luck: 1998's Star Trek: Insurrection starts streaming that very same day. As a wise man once said, "Live long and prosper." Our prediction: In early 2020, The Goonies will once again be good enough for you. On New Year's Day, Amazon Prime Video starts streaming the classic 1985 adventure-comedy. You'll gasp, you'll giggle as lovable children trek through underground caves in search of buried treasure - all while outmaneuvering a slew of baddies and booby traps. Wanna wrestle? Wanna laugh? Thanks to the 2019 film Fighting with My Family, you can do both. Based on the true story of WWE wrestler Paige, this comedic biopic tells the story of Saraya-Jade "Paige" Bevis - played by Florence Pugh - who finally gets her shot at superstardom in the wrestling ring. A certain Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson co-stars, playing himself. The film comes to Amazon Prime on January 30th. Horror hounds, take heed: You're cordially invited to kick off the new year with every manner of chills and thrills. Available on Amazon Prime beginning January 3rd, Midsommar tells the story of a troubled American couple checking out a mysterious festival in Sweden. Their trip - and their relationship - quickly devolves into a druggy, darkly comic disaster. This is the second full-length film directed by Ari Aster, who made a name for himself with his hair-raising debut, Hereditary. Keep watching the video to see all the best new Amazon Prime Video arrivals of January 2020! #AmazonPrime #Amazon Scintillating sci-fi | 0:17 Strictly for laughs | 0:59 Scary movies | 1:51 Action and adventure | 3:41 Amazon Prime originals | 4:50

The Ending Of The Mandalorian Season 1 Explained

 The finale of The Mandalorian's inaugural season proved to be a massive Pandora's Box of lore, paving the way for all the future conflict to define Mando's return in the second season. Let's take a look at how much bigger Mando's story has become and what it will mean for the next hotly-anticipated season, whenever it arrives. Within the action-packed shell of The Mandalorian chapter 8, a rich, succulent nugget of characterization for Mando was slowly revealed. His brush with death gave us the first opportunity we've ever had to actually see Pedro Pascal in his role as the Mandalorian, when IG-11 removes his helmet to save his life under the amusingly convenient technicality that the droid isn't a living being which means Mando wouldn't wound his honor by revealing his face to him. It's a deeply humanizing moment for our hero whose full name has now been spoken on-screen to show his face in his most desperate moment, visibly frightened and lost like any other person in the face of death. Additionally, it's particularly special because IG-11 came to represent a mirror for Mando and the kind of man he used to be. After a little help shaking off the grim reaper, Mando had bestowed upon him an official signet to represent his complete identity within the Mandalorian creed, and finally got a slick jetpack of his very own. Being of no traditional Mandalorian clan himself, he has become his own collective unit with the Child a.k.a. Baby Yoda as a Clan of Two, and was given his mission: return the Child to where it belongs. That said, it's become painfully clear that, if the Child belongs anywhere, it's with Mando but again, that's the overarching emotional journey we're going on with our favorite chrome-domed hero as he continues fully realizing that. Underneath his Mandalorian armor, the character fans have fallen in love with over the course of the series' first season is named Din Djarin. Mando's canonical name snuck out into the public eye some weeks ago, so you may have already heard it if you were paying attention, but at the end of the day, his true moniker isn't of any terrible consequence or meant to be a forbidden secret. Keep watching the video to see the ending of The Mandalorian season 1 explained! #TheMandalorian #EndingExplained #TheMandalorianExplained Rise of the foundling | 0:22 Putting a name to a face | 1:58 The return of the Darksaber | 3:38 (Manda)Lore | 4:44

The Ending Of The Mandalorian Season 1 Explained

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 The finale of The Mandalorian's inaugural season proved to be a massive Pandora's Box of lore, paving the way for all the future conflict to define Mando's return in the second season. Let's take a look at how much bigger Mando's story has become and what it will mean for the next hotly-anticipated season, whenever it arrives. Within the action-packed shell of The Mandalorian chapter 8, a rich, succulent nugget of characterization for Mando was slowly revealed. His brush with death gave us the first opportunity we've ever had to actually see Pedro Pascal in his role as the Mandalorian, when IG-11 removes his helmet to save his life under the amusingly convenient technicality that the droid isn't a living being which means Mando wouldn't wound his honor by revealing his face to him. It's a deeply humanizing moment for our hero whose full name has now been spoken on-screen to show his face in his most desperate moment, visibly frightened and lost like any other person in the face of death. Additionally, it's particularly special because IG-11 came to represent a mirror for Mando and the kind of man he used to be. After a little help shaking off the grim reaper, Mando had bestowed upon him an official signet to represent his complete identity within the Mandalorian creed, and finally got a slick jetpack of his very own. Being of no traditional Mandalorian clan himself, he has become his own collective unit with the Child a.k.a. Baby Yoda as a Clan of Two, and was given his mission: return the Child to where it belongs. That said, it's become painfully clear that, if the Child belongs anywhere, it's with Mando but again, that's the overarching emotional journey we're going on with our favorite chrome-domed hero as he continues fully realizing that. Underneath his Mandalorian armor, the character fans have fallen in love with over the course of the series' first season is named Din Djarin. Mando's canonical name snuck out into the public eye some weeks ago, so you may have already heard it if you were paying attention, but at the end of the day, his true moniker isn't of any terrible consequence or meant to be a forbidden secret. Keep watching the video to see the ending of The Mandalorian season 1 explained! #TheMandalorian #EndingExplained #TheMandalorianExplained Rise of the foundling | 0:22 Putting a name to a face | 1:58 The return of the Darksaber | 3:38 (Manda)Lore | 4:44

Why Cats Bombed At The Box Office

 Let's all pay our condolences to Cats as it fades away to the Heaviside Layer. The film adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical finally hit theatres on December 20th, 2019, and audiences have been passionately avoiding the film ever since. Here's what went wrong with Cats. Well, the box office numbers have rolled in for director Tom Hooper's misguided movie-musical, and let it suffice to say, they aren't exactly the cat's meow. In fact, they're absolutely abysmal. Initial box office estimates predicted that Cats would earn about $15 million on its opening weekend. But when the film opened - against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, no less - it pulled in a dismal $6.5 million domestically. That is to say, the box office returns were effectively in the litter box. Such numbers would be acceptable for, say, a limited-release art film. But it's completely unacceptable for a tentpole Christmas release packed with triple-A talent - particularly since the film cost approximately $100 million to make. A poor outcome for Cats was rather expected, but the severity of its opening weekend failure is still rather surprising. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is a serious box office bomb we're talking about here… a major cinematic cat-astrophe. $2.2 million dollars on a wide-release opening day means that basically no one saw this movie. Meanwhile, pretty much everyone on the planet knew the film was happening. Seems like morbid curiosity just wasn't enough to get people into those seats. That lack of curiosity killed Cats. We can't talk about Cats without talking about that soul-bending teaser trailer, which was released back in July 2019. What a day that was for social media. They say that "all press is good press," but they clearly hadn't seen the Cats teaser trailer before making that statement. Many people reacted with abject horror when they got their first look at the sprightly CGI cats, recoiling in horror at all the chirpy celebrity faces grafted onto furry bodies. Some folks hoped against hope that the film was still very much a work in progress. Keep watching the video to see why Cats bombed at the box office! #Cats #BoxOfficeBombs #CatsMovie Box office bummer | 0:19 Teaser trailer of doom | 1:41 Insane production turnaround | 2:44 The dismal reviews | 3:48 That patch, though | 4:39

Why Cats Bombed At The Box Office

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 Let's all pay our condolences to Cats as it fades away to the Heaviside Layer. The film adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical finally hit theatres on December 20th, 2019, and audiences have been passionately avoiding the film ever since. Here's what went wrong with Cats. Well, the box office numbers have rolled in for director Tom Hooper's misguided movie-musical, and let it suffice to say, they aren't exactly the cat's meow. In fact, they're absolutely abysmal. Initial box office estimates predicted that Cats would earn about $15 million on its opening weekend. But when the film opened - against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, no less - it pulled in a dismal $6.5 million domestically. That is to say, the box office returns were effectively in the litter box. Such numbers would be acceptable for, say, a limited-release art film. But it's completely unacceptable for a tentpole Christmas release packed with triple-A talent - particularly since the film cost approximately $100 million to make. A poor outcome for Cats was rather expected, but the severity of its opening weekend failure is still rather surprising. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is a serious box office bomb we're talking about here… a major cinematic cat-astrophe. $2.2 million dollars on a wide-release opening day means that basically no one saw this movie. Meanwhile, pretty much everyone on the planet knew the film was happening. Seems like morbid curiosity just wasn't enough to get people into those seats. That lack of curiosity killed Cats. We can't talk about Cats without talking about that soul-bending teaser trailer, which was released back in July 2019. What a day that was for social media. They say that "all press is good press," but they clearly hadn't seen the Cats teaser trailer before making that statement. Many people reacted with abject horror when they got their first look at the sprightly CGI cats, recoiling in horror at all the chirpy celebrity faces grafted onto furry bodies. Some folks hoped against hope that the film was still very much a work in progress. Keep watching the video to see why Cats bombed at the box office! #Cats #BoxOfficeBombs #CatsMovie Box office bummer | 0:19 Teaser trailer of doom | 1:41 Insane production turnaround | 2:44 The dismal reviews | 3:48 That patch, though | 4:39

The Biggest Plot Twists Of 2019

 It's been a big year for twist endings. So far we've seen heroes turn into villains, villains turn into allies, secret societies at work, life-altering decisions, and even one movie that turned out to partially take place in a video game. These are the biggest plot twists of 2019 so far. Spoilers ahead. The marketing for Us presented the film as a home invasion thriller with a dark secret. That secret seems to get revealed when Red explains the nature of the Tethered and why she decided to stage an uprising for her people. It's a twist, of sorts, but it's really more of an explanation. Then the real twist arrives at the very end of the movie, when Adelaide realizes via a long-repressed memory that she's actually the Tethered one, and that Red was her original self, who she strangled and hid down in the tunnels so she could attempt to live a normal life. In retrospect it explains so much, but even if some viewers guessed it from the beginning, watching it all build to that moment remains intensely satisfying. Watch the video for more about the biggest plot twists of 2019! #PlotTwists #2019 #Movies Us and the Tethered twist | 0:18 Mad queen Daenerys | 1:02 The secret society in Glass | 1:37 Thanos loses his head | 2:32 Pet Semetary's zombie family | 3:15 Game on with Serenity? | 4:15 Spider-Man's secret is out | 5:03 The Manson family's failure | 5:47 Joker creates Batman | 6:28 Shazam! keeps it in the family | 7:08 Parasite's underground bunker | 8:00 Knives Out's real murderer | 8:39 Thomas and Thomas | 9:27

The Biggest Plot Twists Of 2019

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 It's been a big year for twist endings. So far we've seen heroes turn into villains, villains turn into allies, secret societies at work, life-altering decisions, and even one movie that turned out to partially take place in a video game. These are the biggest plot twists of 2019 so far. Spoilers ahead. The marketing for Us presented the film as a home invasion thriller with a dark secret. That secret seems to get revealed when Red explains the nature of the Tethered and why she decided to stage an uprising for her people. It's a twist, of sorts, but it's really more of an explanation. Then the real twist arrives at the very end of the movie, when Adelaide realizes via a long-repressed memory that she's actually the Tethered one, and that Red was her original self, who she strangled and hid down in the tunnels so she could attempt to live a normal life. In retrospect it explains so much, but even if some viewers guessed it from the beginning, watching it all build to that moment remains intensely satisfying. Watch the video for more about the biggest plot twists of 2019! #PlotTwists #2019 #Movies Us and the Tethered twist | 0:18 Mad queen Daenerys | 1:02 The secret society in Glass | 1:37 Thanos loses his head | 2:32 Pet Semetary's zombie family | 3:15 Game on with Serenity? | 4:15 Spider-Man's secret is out | 5:03 The Manson family's failure | 5:47 Joker creates Batman | 6:28 Shazam! keeps it in the family | 7:08 Parasite's underground bunker | 8:00 Knives Out's real murderer | 8:39 Thomas and Thomas | 9:27

Emperor Palpatine's Plan In The Rise Of Skywalker Explained

 We knew Emperor Palpatine would be back for months before The Rise of Skywalker ever hit theaters, but we didn't know how or why. Now that the film is finally out, we have the answers to some of our questions, but it takes a little bit of consideration to assemble that knowledge into a clear picture. Spoilers for Rise of Skywalker are, of course, ahead. The Rise of Skywalker is a film with so much going on that, even with Palpatine's story at the core of it all, viewers only get pieces of the full picture. It's not totally clear how he returned after his death in Return of the Jedi. When we first meet him again on Exegol, Palpatine is alive, but admits that he has been dead before. His somehow even-more decrepit appearance suggests that he's spent years hanging on to what little life he has with the help of machines. It seems Palpatine owes a great deal of his revival to the efforts of loyal followers who became a cult of Sith resurrectionists bent on enacting his will through any means necessary. Palpatine may have appeared as pure evil to a great many people in the galaxy, but to others he really was their one true leader. Thanks to them, he was recovered from the Death Star, given some kind of new life, and brought to the legendary Sith world. Watch the video to see Emperor Palpatine's plan In The Rise Of Skywalker Explained! #RiseofSkywalker #StarWars #Palpatine Loyal followers | 0:20 Dark science | 1:15 Palpatine's puppet | 1:57 Building the Final Order | 2:42 Voice from the dead | 3:19 Loyal soldier | 4:24 The Sith throne | 5:09

Emperor Palpatine's Plan In The Rise Of Skywalker Explained

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 We knew Emperor Palpatine would be back for months before The Rise of Skywalker ever hit theaters, but we didn't know how or why. Now that the film is finally out, we have the answers to some of our questions, but it takes a little bit of consideration to assemble that knowledge into a clear picture. Spoilers for Rise of Skywalker are, of course, ahead. The Rise of Skywalker is a film with so much going on that, even with Palpatine's story at the core of it all, viewers only get pieces of the full picture. It's not totally clear how he returned after his death in Return of the Jedi. When we first meet him again on Exegol, Palpatine is alive, but admits that he has been dead before. His somehow even-more decrepit appearance suggests that he's spent years hanging on to what little life he has with the help of machines. It seems Palpatine owes a great deal of his revival to the efforts of loyal followers who became a cult of Sith resurrectionists bent on enacting his will through any means necessary. Palpatine may have appeared as pure evil to a great many people in the galaxy, but to others he really was their one true leader. Thanks to them, he was recovered from the Death Star, given some kind of new life, and brought to the legendary Sith world. Watch the video to see Emperor Palpatine's plan In The Rise Of Skywalker Explained! #RiseofSkywalker #StarWars #Palpatine Loyal followers | 0:20 Dark science | 1:15 Palpatine's puppet | 1:57 Building the Final Order | 2:42 Voice from the dead | 3:19 Loyal soldier | 4:24 The Sith throne | 5:09

Why Rey's Mom In The Rise Of Skywalker Looks So Familiar

 After half a decade of build-up, The Rise of Skywalker has finally introduced Rey's parents, one of whom is a familiar face to fans of prestige television. Here's why Rey's mother in The Rise of Skywalker looks so familiar. It may just be a brief flashback moment, but Jodie Comer's appearance as Rey's mom in the final film in the Skywalker saga is a pretty huge deal for the 26-year-old Liverpool-born actress, who's primarily worked in British TV. After getting her start in theatre as a young actress, Comer worked a series of odd jobs, including as a checkout girl at Britain's Tesco chain of supermarkets, before finally booking her first television gig in a 2008 guest role on medical soap The Royal Today, a spin-off of the popular ITV series The Royal. From there, Comer went on to appear on shows like Law & Order: UK, Vera, Doctors, Casualty, and more, before booking a plum role on My Mad, Fat Diary in 2013. Based on Rae Earl's novel My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary, the E4 series featured Comer as Chloe, the popular, pretty childhood best friend of the show's main character Rachael, played by Sharon Rooney. Overall, My Mad, Fat Diary received critical acclaim and even several BAFTA nominations, putting Comer on a path to stardom. Watch the video to see why Why Rey's Mom In The Rise Of Skywalker Looks So Familiar! #StarWars #RiseofSkywalker #Jodie Comer Comer's humble beginnings | 0:13 Queen of the Miniseries | 1:09 A killer role | 2:28 What's next for Jodie Comer? | 3:56

Why Rey's Mom In The Rise Of Skywalker Looks So Familiar

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 After half a decade of build-up, The Rise of Skywalker has finally introduced Rey's parents, one of whom is a familiar face to fans of prestige television. Here's why Rey's mother in The Rise of Skywalker looks so familiar. It may just be a brief flashback moment, but Jodie Comer's appearance as Rey's mom in the final film in the Skywalker saga is a pretty huge deal for the 26-year-old Liverpool-born actress, who's primarily worked in British TV. After getting her start in theatre as a young actress, Comer worked a series of odd jobs, including as a checkout girl at Britain's Tesco chain of supermarkets, before finally booking her first television gig in a 2008 guest role on medical soap The Royal Today, a spin-off of the popular ITV series The Royal. From there, Comer went on to appear on shows like Law & Order: UK, Vera, Doctors, Casualty, and more, before booking a plum role on My Mad, Fat Diary in 2013. Based on Rae Earl's novel My Fat, Mad Teenage Diary, the E4 series featured Comer as Chloe, the popular, pretty childhood best friend of the show's main character Rachael, played by Sharon Rooney. Overall, My Mad, Fat Diary received critical acclaim and even several BAFTA nominations, putting Comer on a path to stardom. Watch the video to see why Why Rey's Mom In The Rise Of Skywalker Looks So Familiar! #StarWars #RiseofSkywalker #Jodie Comer Comer's humble beginnings | 0:13 Queen of the Miniseries | 1:09 A killer role | 2:28 What's next for Jodie Comer? | 3:56

How George Lucas' Star Wars Episode 9 Would Have Looked

 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has proven to be a bit divisive among fans - but in an alternate universe, they were divided by a totally different movie. George Lucas had his own plans for the sequel trilogy before selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, and it's safe to say that his conclusion to the Skywalker Saga would have borne little resemblance to the film we got. A key piece of information we have concerning Lucas' vision for the ninth episode of the main Star Wars series comes from Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, in an interview the star gave to IGN in March 2018. Now that Rise of Skywalker has been unleashed on the world, there is new context for his remarks - and it's interesting to take stock of how the creator's plans shifted due to the involvement of new creatives and unforeseen circumstances. Specifically, Hamill noted that while Lucas had indeed planned to kill off Luke, he didn't intend to do so until the end of Episode 9; you'll recall that Luke essentially sacrificed himself at the conclusion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in order to allow the besieged remains of the Resistance to escape the First Order onslaught on Crait. In Lucas' version of the sequel trilogy, though, Luke would have had another order of business to attend to in the next film: training his sister, Leia, in the ways of the Jedi. In his talk with IGN, Hamill lamented that this narrative thread was, quote, "never played upon" in The Last Jedi, even though that film - the only one of the sequel flicks to be co-written and directed by Rian Johnson rather than J.J. Abrams - was reportedly more in line with Lucas' vision for the trilogy. Of course, it goes without saying that Fisher's death in 2016 resulted in Leia's role in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker being greatly diminished, although given Lucas' affinity for CGI, it doesn't necessarily follow that this would have been the case had he remained in charge. It's pretty easy to pinpoint some of the other major ways in which Lucas' sequel trilogy would have differed from the one we got; for one thing, they would have centered on completely different characters, as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren were not his creations. Yes, Lucas did intend to bring back Luke, Leia, and Han Solo - but in regard to Rise of Skywalker in particular, there's one returning character from that film that would not have made the cut in Lucas' version. This would be Ian McDiarmid's Emperor Palpatine, whose controversial return was Abrams' idea and whose big comeback McDiarmid recently admitted to being blindsided by, for a simple reason. Speaking with Digital Spy, the actor revealed that Lucas had no further plans for the character - at least not in terms of the films' in-universe chronology - after his apparent demise during the climax of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. McDiarmid said: "I thought I was dead! I thought [Palpatine] was dead." "Because when we did Return of the Jedi, and I was thrown down that chute to Galactic Hell... I said, 'Oh, does he come back?' And George said, 'No, he's dead.'" McDiarmid went on to say that he had accepted his character's fate, up until the prequels. "In a sense he wasn't dead, because we went back to revisit him when he was a young man. But I was totally surprised by this." We can also glean from Lucas' own remarks that, while the iconic principal characters from the original trilogy would have played a major role in his version of the trilogy, the focus of the plot would have been... slightly more esoteric than Disney's. In 2018, a quote from the companion book to the AMC docu-series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction made the rounds online, and it revealed that Lucas had at one point been prepared to take the story in directions nobody could have foreseen. The director explained: "[The sequel films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. There's this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force... If I'd held onto the company I could have done it..." Given many observers' gripes that the Disney sequel trilogy suffered from a lack of overall cohesive vision, Lucas' version may even have proven to be more satisfying for the franchise's fans. Watch the video for more of How George Lucas' Star Wars Episode 9 Would Have Looked! #GeorgeLucas #StarWars #RiseofSkywalker

How George Lucas' Star Wars Episode 9 Would Have Looked

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 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has proven to be a bit divisive among fans - but in an alternate universe, they were divided by a totally different movie. George Lucas had his own plans for the sequel trilogy before selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, and it's safe to say that his conclusion to the Skywalker Saga would have borne little resemblance to the film we got. A key piece of information we have concerning Lucas' vision for the ninth episode of the main Star Wars series comes from Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker himself, in an interview the star gave to IGN in March 2018. Now that Rise of Skywalker has been unleashed on the world, there is new context for his remarks - and it's interesting to take stock of how the creator's plans shifted due to the involvement of new creatives and unforeseen circumstances. Specifically, Hamill noted that while Lucas had indeed planned to kill off Luke, he didn't intend to do so until the end of Episode 9; you'll recall that Luke essentially sacrificed himself at the conclusion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in order to allow the besieged remains of the Resistance to escape the First Order onslaught on Crait. In Lucas' version of the sequel trilogy, though, Luke would have had another order of business to attend to in the next film: training his sister, Leia, in the ways of the Jedi. In his talk with IGN, Hamill lamented that this narrative thread was, quote, "never played upon" in The Last Jedi, even though that film - the only one of the sequel flicks to be co-written and directed by Rian Johnson rather than J.J. Abrams - was reportedly more in line with Lucas' vision for the trilogy. Of course, it goes without saying that Fisher's death in 2016 resulted in Leia's role in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker being greatly diminished, although given Lucas' affinity for CGI, it doesn't necessarily follow that this would have been the case had he remained in charge. It's pretty easy to pinpoint some of the other major ways in which Lucas' sequel trilogy would have differed from the one we got; for one thing, they would have centered on completely different characters, as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren were not his creations. Yes, Lucas did intend to bring back Luke, Leia, and Han Solo - but in regard to Rise of Skywalker in particular, there's one returning character from that film that would not have made the cut in Lucas' version. This would be Ian McDiarmid's Emperor Palpatine, whose controversial return was Abrams' idea and whose big comeback McDiarmid recently admitted to being blindsided by, for a simple reason. Speaking with Digital Spy, the actor revealed that Lucas had no further plans for the character - at least not in terms of the films' in-universe chronology - after his apparent demise during the climax of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. McDiarmid said: "I thought I was dead! I thought [Palpatine] was dead." "Because when we did Return of the Jedi, and I was thrown down that chute to Galactic Hell... I said, 'Oh, does he come back?' And George said, 'No, he's dead.'" McDiarmid went on to say that he had accepted his character's fate, up until the prequels. "In a sense he wasn't dead, because we went back to revisit him when he was a young man. But I was totally surprised by this." We can also glean from Lucas' own remarks that, while the iconic principal characters from the original trilogy would have played a major role in his version of the trilogy, the focus of the plot would have been... slightly more esoteric than Disney's. In 2018, a quote from the companion book to the AMC docu-series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction made the rounds online, and it revealed that Lucas had at one point been prepared to take the story in directions nobody could have foreseen. The director explained: "[The sequel films] were going to get into a microbiotic world. There's this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them the Whills. And the Whills are the ones who actually control the universe. They feed off the Force... If I'd held onto the company I could have done it..." Given many observers' gripes that the Disney sequel trilogy suffered from a lack of overall cohesive vision, Lucas' version may even have proven to be more satisfying for the franchise's fans. Watch the video for more of How George Lucas' Star Wars Episode 9 Would Have Looked! #GeorgeLucas #StarWars #RiseofSkywalker

The Entire Emperor Palpatine Story Explained

 The Emperor has long loomed over the Star Wars saga. Sometimes, he’s manipulated events from the shadows. Other times, he’s stepped onto the screen and shocked audiences with his crazy powers. From his days as an apprentice to his appearance in Episode IX, here’s the entire Emperor Palpatine story. Sheev Palpatine, the man who would become a Sith Lord and the galactic emperor, was born on the planet Naboo. According to the novel Darth Plagueis, young Palpatine first discovered the temptation of the Dark Side of the Force while collecting Sith artifacts. As a young man he met Plagueis. The encounter led Palpatine to kill his entire family and dedicate himself to becoming Darth Plagueis' Sith apprentice. As a result, Plagueis gave him the name of Darth Sidious. Like Plagueis before him, Sidious carefully maintained his non-Sith identity as Sheev Palpatine, and he became active in politics on Naboo. He rose in rank to become a senator after secretly arranging the assassination of his predecessor, representing Naboo in the Galactic Senate. He remained in that position for years, methodically working to accumulate more power, gaining strength both politically and in the Dark Side. Watch the video for more of The Entire Emperor Palpatine Story Explained! #StarWars #Palpatine #RiseofSkywalker Palpatine's early years | 0:16 The Phantom Menace himself | 1:04 Master manipulator | 1:39 The clones attack | 2:27 Temptation of the Sith | 3:12 The Emperor rises | 4:07 A new hope | 4:54 The hunt for Skywalker | 5:55 The second Death Star | 6:42 Making Luke choose | 7:37 The Emperor rises...again! | 8:42 Like Emperor, like granddaughter | 9:27

The Entire Emperor Palpatine Story Explained

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 The Emperor has long loomed over the Star Wars saga. Sometimes, he’s manipulated events from the shadows. Other times, he’s stepped onto the screen and shocked audiences with his crazy powers. From his days as an apprentice to his appearance in Episode IX, here’s the entire Emperor Palpatine story. Sheev Palpatine, the man who would become a Sith Lord and the galactic emperor, was born on the planet Naboo. According to the novel Darth Plagueis, young Palpatine first discovered the temptation of the Dark Side of the Force while collecting Sith artifacts. As a young man he met Plagueis. The encounter led Palpatine to kill his entire family and dedicate himself to becoming Darth Plagueis' Sith apprentice. As a result, Plagueis gave him the name of Darth Sidious. Like Plagueis before him, Sidious carefully maintained his non-Sith identity as Sheev Palpatine, and he became active in politics on Naboo. He rose in rank to become a senator after secretly arranging the assassination of his predecessor, representing Naboo in the Galactic Senate. He remained in that position for years, methodically working to accumulate more power, gaining strength both politically and in the Dark Side. Watch the video for more of The Entire Emperor Palpatine Story Explained! #StarWars #Palpatine #RiseofSkywalker Palpatine's early years | 0:16 The Phantom Menace himself | 1:04 Master manipulator | 1:39 The clones attack | 2:27 Temptation of the Sith | 3:12 The Emperor rises | 4:07 A new hope | 4:54 The hunt for Skywalker | 5:55 The second Death Star | 6:42 Making Luke choose | 7:37 The Emperor rises...again! | 8:42 Like Emperor, like granddaughter | 9:27

Henry Cavill Reveals The Worst Part Of Playing The Witcher

 Henry Cavill's fans aren't the only ones who are thirsty. The new face of Geralt of Rivia recently sat down with Graham Norton back in his native England to talk about his role on Netflix's The Witcher. The scene everyone was desperate for after the first Witcher trailer arrived - the monster-hunting Geralt sitting in that famous wooden bathtub, naked as the day he was born - was the big clip featured during Cavill's interview with Norton, and that naturally invited questions about how he prepared for The Witcher's most famous scene. Fans are at least casually familiar in this age of Thors and Supermen that the diet required to maintain a perfectly sculpted brickhouse physique is punishing and mostly comprised of eating one's weight in boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Chatting with Norton about how he got ready to portray Geralt, Cavill revealed a new twist in the horror-show that putting perfect bodies on film necessitates: purposefully dehydrating himself over several days. Cavill explained that the worst part about playing Geralt was the sharp decline in fluid intake he had to endure to get ready for all the shirtless scenes. He told Norton, "On the first day, you'll have, like a liter and a half [of water], the second day a half-liter, and then the third day, no water, and you'll shoot on the fourth." He went on to say that by the time he's done shooting on that fourth day, he's, quote, "the most miserable person on Earth." But why, though? Isn't putting Cavill through an incredibly bland and utilitarian diet for months on end for the sake of vanity enough? This method of purposeful dehydration is a common one for bodybuilders preparing for competition or photoshoots, boxers and MMA fighters trying to drop pounds before weigh-ins, and actors alike. Sure, Cavill is still massive in size and could probably crush a watermelon between his bicep and forearm, but the high-definition cut of his musculature requires tricking the body temporarily. Warning: We don't recommend trying any of this without medical supervision! Dehydrating is the final step in the process towards a temporary period of maximum muscle definition, and bodybuilders refer to it as "peak day." The first stage, about two weeks before the target date, requires temporarily increasing your sodium consumption, which tricks the body's usual water retention ratio. At first, it will retain water, but eventually re-adapt and normalize. When sodium intake is severely cut a week later, water will rapidly exit the body along with it, meaning there's almost no added water weight or possible bloating because of it. Along with this process, consumption of carbs are cut to almost nothing. This temporarily supercharges burning the minuscule amount of excess fat left in the body. It's a precarious balancing act to increasingly deprive yourself of water, and yet give your muscles enough hydration to handle those workouts that still have to get done. The skin thins for the lack of fluid within and underneath it, giving that last little bit of definition. At the end of all that, you get exactly one perfect day to get slicked over with baby oil and tossed into tastefully-opaque bathwater for five minutes of sexy footage. For The Witcher, Cavill had to go through this grueling process repeatedly for every single one of the several scenes in which he's featured shirtless, because his super-cut physique can't be consistently maintained for the weeks and weeks it takes to film a TV series. You're hungry and thirsty, and when you're not working in front of a camera, you're still working off-site in a gym with an entire team of people monitoring you down to the finest, dehumanizing detail. Cavill said in the interview that by the end of all those day-4 shoots, he had a peculiar sensation. Sounds like one of Geralt's special skills … Bless Henry Cavill for his dedication and patience, because this whole process sounds like the absolute worst. See the results for yourself on Netflix, where Season 1 of the The Witcher is now streaming in its entirety.

Henry Cavill Reveals The Worst Part Of Playing The Witcher

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 Henry Cavill's fans aren't the only ones who are thirsty. The new face of Geralt of Rivia recently sat down with Graham Norton back in his native England to talk about his role on Netflix's The Witcher. The scene everyone was desperate for after the first Witcher trailer arrived - the monster-hunting Geralt sitting in that famous wooden bathtub, naked as the day he was born - was the big clip featured during Cavill's interview with Norton, and that naturally invited questions about how he prepared for The Witcher's most famous scene. Fans are at least casually familiar in this age of Thors and Supermen that the diet required to maintain a perfectly sculpted brickhouse physique is punishing and mostly comprised of eating one's weight in boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Chatting with Norton about how he got ready to portray Geralt, Cavill revealed a new twist in the horror-show that putting perfect bodies on film necessitates: purposefully dehydrating himself over several days. Cavill explained that the worst part about playing Geralt was the sharp decline in fluid intake he had to endure to get ready for all the shirtless scenes. He told Norton, "On the first day, you'll have, like a liter and a half [of water], the second day a half-liter, and then the third day, no water, and you'll shoot on the fourth." He went on to say that by the time he's done shooting on that fourth day, he's, quote, "the most miserable person on Earth." But why, though? Isn't putting Cavill through an incredibly bland and utilitarian diet for months on end for the sake of vanity enough? This method of purposeful dehydration is a common one for bodybuilders preparing for competition or photoshoots, boxers and MMA fighters trying to drop pounds before weigh-ins, and actors alike. Sure, Cavill is still massive in size and could probably crush a watermelon between his bicep and forearm, but the high-definition cut of his musculature requires tricking the body temporarily. Warning: We don't recommend trying any of this without medical supervision! Dehydrating is the final step in the process towards a temporary period of maximum muscle definition, and bodybuilders refer to it as "peak day." The first stage, about two weeks before the target date, requires temporarily increasing your sodium consumption, which tricks the body's usual water retention ratio. At first, it will retain water, but eventually re-adapt and normalize. When sodium intake is severely cut a week later, water will rapidly exit the body along with it, meaning there's almost no added water weight or possible bloating because of it. Along with this process, consumption of carbs are cut to almost nothing. This temporarily supercharges burning the minuscule amount of excess fat left in the body. It's a precarious balancing act to increasingly deprive yourself of water, and yet give your muscles enough hydration to handle those workouts that still have to get done. The skin thins for the lack of fluid within and underneath it, giving that last little bit of definition. At the end of all that, you get exactly one perfect day to get slicked over with baby oil and tossed into tastefully-opaque bathwater for five minutes of sexy footage. For The Witcher, Cavill had to go through this grueling process repeatedly for every single one of the several scenes in which he's featured shirtless, because his super-cut physique can't be consistently maintained for the weeks and weeks it takes to film a TV series. You're hungry and thirsty, and when you're not working in front of a camera, you're still working off-site in a gym with an entire team of people monitoring you down to the finest, dehumanizing detail. Cavill said in the interview that by the end of all those day-4 shoots, he had a peculiar sensation. Sounds like one of Geralt's special skills … Bless Henry Cavill for his dedication and patience, because this whole process sounds like the absolute worst. See the results for yourself on Netflix, where Season 1 of the The Witcher is now streaming in its entirety.

We Now Know What Finn Wanted To Tell Rey In Rise Of Skywalker

 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gave fans plenty of answers to long-burning questions, but it didn't end without leaving a few mysteries unsolved, one of which involved two of the sequel trilogy's most important characters. Major spoilers ahead for The Rise of Skywalker. In the last journey through the galaxy far, far away within the Skywalker saga, Rey heads out with Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8 in search of a Sith wayfinder, which will guide them to the desert planet Exegol within the Unknown Regions. They encounter danger on the way as Kylo Ren continues to Force-sense --and effectively stalk - Rey. Following a lead on the planet of Pasaana, the Resistance fighters race away in the general direction of the long-forgotten ship of Sith loyalist Ochi of Bestoon. Having barely managed to shake off the chasing stormtroopers as they head out into the desert, the group's speeders are ultimately hit and blasted to pieces. Then, they all start to sink into a quicksand-like substance. Believing this may be his last moment before death, Finn calls out to Rey, wanting to tell her something important. Before he can say it, though, he sinks beneath the sand. While Rey later asks Finn what he wanted to say - and Poe tries throughout the rest of the film to press the issue and uncover Finn's secret - the former Stormtrooper brushes them off, leaving the audience without an answer even after The Rise of Skywalker ends. What was he going to say? He was sinking into the desert, so maybe he just wanted to tell Rey how he didn't like sand, because it's coarse and irritating and it gets everywhere. Okay, probably not. The prevailing theory among fans seems to be that Finn wanted to confess romantic feelings towards Rey. However, Finn actor John Boyega took to Twitter to refute that particular theory, writing: "No... Finn wasn't going to say I love you before sinking!" Realistically speaking, a romance between Finn and Rey wouldn't have made much sense at all, with Finn and Rose Tico having a hint of a romantic thing in The Last Jedi and with Rey and Kylo Ren experiencing a ton of emotional tension. With a ton of fan theories running rife, The Rise of Skywalker co-writer and director J.J. Abrams decided to clear the air surrounding Finn's big reveal that never actually came to fruition in the film. According to Twitter user Kaila Ren, Abrams revealed that Finn's secret is something astute fans may already have guessed: Finn is Force-sensitive, just like Rey. Ren posted in a tweet: "JJ said it meant to him that he wanted to tell Rey he was force sensitive, but purposely left it open ended." Games Radar also reported that Abrams added the open-ended nature of Finn's secret so it, quote, "could mean different things to different people." We're not entirely sure why this was a secret that Poe wasn't allowed to know, but Finn certainly wasn't going to share the info with his Resistance co-General even with all his ribbing. As we mentioned, Finn's Force-sensitivity is something that's hinted at throughout the entire Star Wars sequel trilogy - but most prominently throughout The Rise of Skywalker. In the film, he was be able to sense when Rey was in danger, was somehow able to pick out exactly which of the Star Destroyers of the massive Final Order fleet was the command ship, and felt Rey briefly die after she defeated Emperor Palpatine. Even before all that, Finn was able to break free from the extensive brainwashing stormtroopers are subjected to in the First Order, which is something CinemaBlend points out as further evidence of Finn's Force-sensitive nature. Overall, this is a much better explanation than the fan-favorite one of Finn wanting to confess his love for Rey, as it ties into everything we know about Finn.

We Now Know What Finn Wanted To Tell Rey In Rise Of Skywalker

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 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gave fans plenty of answers to long-burning questions, but it didn't end without leaving a few mysteries unsolved, one of which involved two of the sequel trilogy's most important characters. Major spoilers ahead for The Rise of Skywalker. In the last journey through the galaxy far, far away within the Skywalker saga, Rey heads out with Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8 in search of a Sith wayfinder, which will guide them to the desert planet Exegol within the Unknown Regions. They encounter danger on the way as Kylo Ren continues to Force-sense --and effectively stalk - Rey. Following a lead on the planet of Pasaana, the Resistance fighters race away in the general direction of the long-forgotten ship of Sith loyalist Ochi of Bestoon. Having barely managed to shake off the chasing stormtroopers as they head out into the desert, the group's speeders are ultimately hit and blasted to pieces. Then, they all start to sink into a quicksand-like substance. Believing this may be his last moment before death, Finn calls out to Rey, wanting to tell her something important. Before he can say it, though, he sinks beneath the sand. While Rey later asks Finn what he wanted to say - and Poe tries throughout the rest of the film to press the issue and uncover Finn's secret - the former Stormtrooper brushes them off, leaving the audience without an answer even after The Rise of Skywalker ends. What was he going to say? He was sinking into the desert, so maybe he just wanted to tell Rey how he didn't like sand, because it's coarse and irritating and it gets everywhere. Okay, probably not. The prevailing theory among fans seems to be that Finn wanted to confess romantic feelings towards Rey. However, Finn actor John Boyega took to Twitter to refute that particular theory, writing: "No... Finn wasn't going to say I love you before sinking!" Realistically speaking, a romance between Finn and Rey wouldn't have made much sense at all, with Finn and Rose Tico having a hint of a romantic thing in The Last Jedi and with Rey and Kylo Ren experiencing a ton of emotional tension. With a ton of fan theories running rife, The Rise of Skywalker co-writer and director J.J. Abrams decided to clear the air surrounding Finn's big reveal that never actually came to fruition in the film. According to Twitter user Kaila Ren, Abrams revealed that Finn's secret is something astute fans may already have guessed: Finn is Force-sensitive, just like Rey. Ren posted in a tweet: "JJ said it meant to him that he wanted to tell Rey he was force sensitive, but purposely left it open ended." Games Radar also reported that Abrams added the open-ended nature of Finn's secret so it, quote, "could mean different things to different people." We're not entirely sure why this was a secret that Poe wasn't allowed to know, but Finn certainly wasn't going to share the info with his Resistance co-General even with all his ribbing. As we mentioned, Finn's Force-sensitivity is something that's hinted at throughout the entire Star Wars sequel trilogy - but most prominently throughout The Rise of Skywalker. In the film, he was be able to sense when Rey was in danger, was somehow able to pick out exactly which of the Star Destroyers of the massive Final Order fleet was the command ship, and felt Rey briefly die after she defeated Emperor Palpatine. Even before all that, Finn was able to break free from the extensive brainwashing stormtroopers are subjected to in the First Order, which is something CinemaBlend points out as further evidence of Finn's Force-sensitive nature. Overall, this is a much better explanation than the fan-favorite one of Finn wanting to confess his love for Rey, as it ties into everything we know about Finn.

The One Rise of Skywalker Scene That's Being Censored

 After years of waiting, Star Wars fans can now officially see The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter of an iconic franchise that's spanned nine films and inspired several generations of movie-goers. But unfortunately for viewers in the United Arab Emirates, there's a certain piece of this sprawling galactic tale that they won't be able to see. The United Arab Emirates has a population of more than nine million, and is among several areas within the surrounding regions where members of the LGBTQ+ community have limited or extremely restrictive rights. Homosexuality is officially illegal in several countries within the Middle East, and as a result, same-gender relationships are rarely, if ever, portrayed in films. Several people who have seen The Rise of Skywalker in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates' most populous city, have told The Hollywood Reporter that they weren't able to watch the series' first same-sex kiss. Taking place at the end of the film and featuring Commander Larma D'Acy and her wife, Resistance pilot Wrobie Tyce, the moment marks a historic first for the Star Wars franchise, but one completely removed for UAE viewers. This wouldn't mark the first time the UAE and neighboring regions have censored a scene, or even an entire movie, based on its representation of LGBTQ+ identities. In 2013, a version of Wolf of Wall Street, had around 45 minutes cut out entirely, essentially rendering the moving unviewable for many who tried to watch it. And in 2011, both Black Swan and Love and Other Drugs were banned by the country's censors, while Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain was banned in the UAE in 2005 after a four-month review, with the final decision made based on the country's laws against homosexuality. Recently, Black Panther earned the distinction of being the first film to screen theatrically in Saudi Arabia after the country lifted a 35-year ban on movie screenings. However, a kiss between stars Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o was cut from its run in the country, following a very difficult negotiation during which Saudi Arabian officials requested so much of the film be removed that Disney was convinced it wouldn't have been worth showing at all. While the scene may have been removed from the UAE run of The Rise of Skywalker, it surprisingly wasn't censored in China, which also has a long history of eliminating on-screen portrayals of LGBTQ+ identity. Reports from movie attendees in both Beijing and Shanghai confirmed that moment had been retained, though China had notoriously banned Brokeback Mountain, and cut Michael Fassbender's same-sex kiss from Alien: Covenant. But while some audiences around the world who got to see the moment in Rise of Skywalker moment celebrated it, others outright blasted it, especially after director J.J. Abrams had hinted at the importance of the moment earlier, during the film's press tour, telling Variety, "In the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they're being represented in the film." But it wasn't quite the representation that many fans had asked for. For years, a group of viewers had openly shared their hopes of seeing the final trilogy's leading men, Poe Dameron and Finn, spark a canonical romantic connection. Actor Oscar Isaac revealed that while he had no control over that particular character development decision, he hoped for the films to take Finn and Poe's relationship in a romantic direction. John Boyega also spurred fan interest in a relationship between the two characters before the latest film's debut, sharing a cheeky Instagram video in which he penned a long-winded, romantic letter to his "dearest Oscar." While fans may not have gotten the exact romantic relationship they were hoping for, many have excitedly come out in support of the on-screen moment they were given, with just as many fans wishing that the moment lasted longer, or wasn't confined to background characters. In an industry where LGBTQ+ representation isn't internationally accepted, what's clear from the fan response and the UAE's decision to cut the historic moment is that the film was never going to please The Rise of Skywalker's entire audience.

The One Rise of Skywalker Scene That's Being Censored

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 After years of waiting, Star Wars fans can now officially see The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter of an iconic franchise that's spanned nine films and inspired several generations of movie-goers. But unfortunately for viewers in the United Arab Emirates, there's a certain piece of this sprawling galactic tale that they won't be able to see. The United Arab Emirates has a population of more than nine million, and is among several areas within the surrounding regions where members of the LGBTQ+ community have limited or extremely restrictive rights. Homosexuality is officially illegal in several countries within the Middle East, and as a result, same-gender relationships are rarely, if ever, portrayed in films. Several people who have seen The Rise of Skywalker in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates' most populous city, have told The Hollywood Reporter that they weren't able to watch the series' first same-sex kiss. Taking place at the end of the film and featuring Commander Larma D'Acy and her wife, Resistance pilot Wrobie Tyce, the moment marks a historic first for the Star Wars franchise, but one completely removed for UAE viewers. This wouldn't mark the first time the UAE and neighboring regions have censored a scene, or even an entire movie, based on its representation of LGBTQ+ identities. In 2013, a version of Wolf of Wall Street, had around 45 minutes cut out entirely, essentially rendering the moving unviewable for many who tried to watch it. And in 2011, both Black Swan and Love and Other Drugs were banned by the country's censors, while Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain was banned in the UAE in 2005 after a four-month review, with the final decision made based on the country's laws against homosexuality. Recently, Black Panther earned the distinction of being the first film to screen theatrically in Saudi Arabia after the country lifted a 35-year ban on movie screenings. However, a kiss between stars Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o was cut from its run in the country, following a very difficult negotiation during which Saudi Arabian officials requested so much of the film be removed that Disney was convinced it wouldn't have been worth showing at all. While the scene may have been removed from the UAE run of The Rise of Skywalker, it surprisingly wasn't censored in China, which also has a long history of eliminating on-screen portrayals of LGBTQ+ identity. Reports from movie attendees in both Beijing and Shanghai confirmed that moment had been retained, though China had notoriously banned Brokeback Mountain, and cut Michael Fassbender's same-sex kiss from Alien: Covenant. But while some audiences around the world who got to see the moment in Rise of Skywalker moment celebrated it, others outright blasted it, especially after director J.J. Abrams had hinted at the importance of the moment earlier, during the film's press tour, telling Variety, "In the case of the LGBTQ community, it was important to me that people who go to see this movie feel that they're being represented in the film." But it wasn't quite the representation that many fans had asked for. For years, a group of viewers had openly shared their hopes of seeing the final trilogy's leading men, Poe Dameron and Finn, spark a canonical romantic connection. Actor Oscar Isaac revealed that while he had no control over that particular character development decision, he hoped for the films to take Finn and Poe's relationship in a romantic direction. John Boyega also spurred fan interest in a relationship between the two characters before the latest film's debut, sharing a cheeky Instagram video in which he penned a long-winded, romantic letter to his "dearest Oscar." While fans may not have gotten the exact romantic relationship they were hoping for, many have excitedly come out in support of the on-screen moment they were given, with just as many fans wishing that the moment lasted longer, or wasn't confined to background characters. In an industry where LGBTQ+ representation isn't internationally accepted, what's clear from the fan response and the UAE's decision to cut the historic moment is that the film was never going to please The Rise of Skywalker's entire audience.

Star Wars Actors React To The Rise Of Skywalker

 While the critics haven't been too kind to The Rise of Skywalker, audience response has been largely positive. So how did the cast of the film react to the trilogy-ender? Here's how the stars of Skywalker felt about the final product. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Daisy Ridley shared that it's unpleasant to read unfavorable reviews, but a comment in one review stuck with her: The Rise of Skywalker is a movie for the fans. She told the magazine, "The reason we collectively have made nine [Star Wars films] is because people have loved this for 42 years. That has to have been the driving force. A lot of people are hopefully going to see it and a lot of people are hopefully going to love it." Ridley watched The Rise of Skywalker for the first time with the rest of the cast early in December, and admitted that she was so overwhelmed she held her sister's hand throughout the entire thing. At one point, Ridley wanted to leave the theater to compose herself, preferring not to start crying in front of people. She also shared that her other seat-mate was pumped throughout the entire screening. Who might that have been? None other than John Boyega, the actor behind ex-stormtrooper-turned-Resistance-fighter Finn. According to Ridley, Boyega did plenty of whooping and cheering, with even a little sideline commentary, for the duration of the film. Oscar Isaac said that the first time he watched the full theatrical cut of The Rise of Skywalker, he, quote, "snot-cried," and was hoping to shed only "manly tears" during the premiere. Isaac was also left with a lump in his throat over the realization that with The Rise of Skywalker, the Star Wars sequel trilogy is complete, and that he'd be saying goodbye to actors he's spent so many years working with. Watch the video for more about Star Wars actors reacting to the Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars #Movies An emotional end | 0:14 Pryde and joy | 1:40 Playing it cool | 2:30 Adam loves the ambiguity | 4:02 Hamill looks back | 5:09

Star Wars Actors React To The Rise Of Skywalker

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 While the critics haven't been too kind to The Rise of Skywalker, audience response has been largely positive. So how did the cast of the film react to the trilogy-ender? Here's how the stars of Skywalker felt about the final product. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Daisy Ridley shared that it's unpleasant to read unfavorable reviews, but a comment in one review stuck with her: The Rise of Skywalker is a movie for the fans. She told the magazine, "The reason we collectively have made nine [Star Wars films] is because people have loved this for 42 years. That has to have been the driving force. A lot of people are hopefully going to see it and a lot of people are hopefully going to love it." Ridley watched The Rise of Skywalker for the first time with the rest of the cast early in December, and admitted that she was so overwhelmed she held her sister's hand throughout the entire thing. At one point, Ridley wanted to leave the theater to compose herself, preferring not to start crying in front of people. She also shared that her other seat-mate was pumped throughout the entire screening. Who might that have been? None other than John Boyega, the actor behind ex-stormtrooper-turned-Resistance-fighter Finn. According to Ridley, Boyega did plenty of whooping and cheering, with even a little sideline commentary, for the duration of the film. Oscar Isaac said that the first time he watched the full theatrical cut of The Rise of Skywalker, he, quote, "snot-cried," and was hoping to shed only "manly tears" during the premiere. Isaac was also left with a lump in his throat over the realization that with The Rise of Skywalker, the Star Wars sequel trilogy is complete, and that he'd be saying goodbye to actors he's spent so many years working with. Watch the video for more about Star Wars actors reacting to the Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars #Movies An emotional end | 0:14 Pryde and joy | 1:40 Playing it cool | 2:30 Adam loves the ambiguity | 4:02 Hamill looks back | 5:09

The Internet Reacts To The Rise Of Skywalker

 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has divided fans in a big way, and perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised about that. The final installment of the Skywalker saga hit theaters on Thursday, December 19th… and since then, responses to the film have been pouring in across social media. So far, professional critics haven't been particularly impressed by the movie - with many reviewers arguing that the installment provides too much fan service and too little substance. Meanwhile, plenty of viewers have taken to Twitter to both praise and scorn the film. Honestly, reactions have been all over the map. Make no mistake: Plenty of diehard Star Wars fans stayed up late on Thursday night to catch the premiere… and many of them had nothing but good things to say about the film. One fan tweeted, "I loved it. For me, it provided perfect closure. The acting, the effects, the action sequences... all brilliant. I've loved Star Wars since the 80's and I was not let down by RiseofSkywalker To all those involved, from past to present... I thank you." At least one longtime fan of the franchise fully agreed with that assessment, writing, "The Rise of Skywalker embodies everything I love about Star Wars, and it never skips a beat. A perfect ending to the Skywalker Saga. Take it from a kid born in 1977, it's epic." Another fan praised the lead performances and the direction in no uncertain terms, tweeting: "J.J. Abrams did an incredible job. I felt every second of this movie! The acting is the best I've seen in Star Wars history. [...] Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver killed it!" Given the controversial reception of The Last Jedi in 2017, perhaps we shouldn't be too shocked that some fans heaped praise on The Rise of Skywalker while totally bashing its predecessor. One such fan tweeted: "Forget the bad reviews this is a blast! J.J. Abrams managed to fix the [Rian] Johnson mess from the last movie and give a thrill ride at the same time. The fans will love it. Great job!" Keep watching the video to see how the internet reacts to The Rise of Skywalker! #TheRiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywalker

The Internet Reacts To The Rise Of Skywalker

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 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has divided fans in a big way, and perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised about that. The final installment of the Skywalker saga hit theaters on Thursday, December 19th… and since then, responses to the film have been pouring in across social media. So far, professional critics haven't been particularly impressed by the movie - with many reviewers arguing that the installment provides too much fan service and too little substance. Meanwhile, plenty of viewers have taken to Twitter to both praise and scorn the film. Honestly, reactions have been all over the map. Make no mistake: Plenty of diehard Star Wars fans stayed up late on Thursday night to catch the premiere… and many of them had nothing but good things to say about the film. One fan tweeted, "I loved it. For me, it provided perfect closure. The acting, the effects, the action sequences... all brilliant. I've loved Star Wars since the 80's and I was not let down by RiseofSkywalker To all those involved, from past to present... I thank you." At least one longtime fan of the franchise fully agreed with that assessment, writing, "The Rise of Skywalker embodies everything I love about Star Wars, and it never skips a beat. A perfect ending to the Skywalker Saga. Take it from a kid born in 1977, it's epic." Another fan praised the lead performances and the direction in no uncertain terms, tweeting: "J.J. Abrams did an incredible job. I felt every second of this movie! The acting is the best I've seen in Star Wars history. [...] Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver killed it!" Given the controversial reception of The Last Jedi in 2017, perhaps we shouldn't be too shocked that some fans heaped praise on The Rise of Skywalker while totally bashing its predecessor. One such fan tweeted: "Forget the bad reviews this is a blast! J.J. Abrams managed to fix the [Rian] Johnson mess from the last movie and give a thrill ride at the same time. The fans will love it. Great job!" Keep watching the video to see how the internet reacts to The Rise of Skywalker! #TheRiseOfSkywalker #RiseOfSkywalker

Star Wars Movies Ranked Worst To Best By Rotten Tomatoes Scores

 With Star Wars: Episode 9 - The Rise of Skywalker, The Skywalker Saga has finally come to an end - but how does it stack up to other entries in the series? Let's rank every Star Wars film from worst to best, according to the scores from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans were absolutely thrilled in 1999 when Star Wars creator George Lucas returned after a 17-year absence and gave us The Phantom Menace - at least, they were thrilled until they actually watched the thing. There were so many problems with this one. Glacial pacing. Clunky dialogue. And probably the silliest, most distracting character in the entire Star Wars mythos. We're speaking, of course, of a certain Jar Jar Binks. Many reviewers felt The Phantom Menace committed a cardinal sin: Namely, it was deathly boring. In his lacerating review, The Wall Street Journal's Joe Morgenstern took the film to task for getting bogged down in politics, writing: "What I can't comprehend is why the political details had to be so tedious and abstract. Will the kids of our nation and the world truly be titillated by trade wars and the spectacle of a do-nothing Senate?" Despite the inclusion of a thrilling pod race and an epic three-way lightsaber fight, The Phantom Menace was a disappointment that many fans could've done without. The film ultimately scored a dismal 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. What's worse than an unsatisfying beginning? How about a sloppy ending? Unfortunately, many critics felt like The Rise of Skywalker was ultimately something of a slog. Reviewers generally felt that the film failed to take any of the chances that defined its predecessor, 2017's The Last Jedi. But that wasn't the only grievance by a long shot. Keep watching the video to see all the Star Wars movies ranked worst to best by Rotten Tomatoes scores! #StarWars #StarWarsMovies #RottenTomatoes The Phantom Menace - 53% | 0:14 The Rise of Skywalker - 58% | 1:19 Attack of the Clones - 65% | 2:19 Solo: A Star Wars Story - 70% | 3:16 Revenge of the Sith - 80% | 4:14 Return of the Jedi - 82% | 5:23 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 83% | 6:50 The Last Jedi - 91% | 7:46 The Force Awakens - 93% | 8:51 A New Hope - 93% | 9:48 The Empire Strikes Back - 94% | 10:43

Star Wars Movies Ranked Worst To Best By Rotten Tomatoes Scores

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 With Star Wars: Episode 9 - The Rise of Skywalker, The Skywalker Saga has finally come to an end - but how does it stack up to other entries in the series? Let's rank every Star Wars film from worst to best, according to the scores from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans were absolutely thrilled in 1999 when Star Wars creator George Lucas returned after a 17-year absence and gave us The Phantom Menace - at least, they were thrilled until they actually watched the thing. There were so many problems with this one. Glacial pacing. Clunky dialogue. And probably the silliest, most distracting character in the entire Star Wars mythos. We're speaking, of course, of a certain Jar Jar Binks. Many reviewers felt The Phantom Menace committed a cardinal sin: Namely, it was deathly boring. In his lacerating review, The Wall Street Journal's Joe Morgenstern took the film to task for getting bogged down in politics, writing: "What I can't comprehend is why the political details had to be so tedious and abstract. Will the kids of our nation and the world truly be titillated by trade wars and the spectacle of a do-nothing Senate?" Despite the inclusion of a thrilling pod race and an epic three-way lightsaber fight, The Phantom Menace was a disappointment that many fans could've done without. The film ultimately scored a dismal 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. What's worse than an unsatisfying beginning? How about a sloppy ending? Unfortunately, many critics felt like The Rise of Skywalker was ultimately something of a slog. Reviewers generally felt that the film failed to take any of the chances that defined its predecessor, 2017's The Last Jedi. But that wasn't the only grievance by a long shot. Keep watching the video to see all the Star Wars movies ranked worst to best by Rotten Tomatoes scores! #StarWars #StarWarsMovies #RottenTomatoes The Phantom Menace - 53% | 0:14 The Rise of Skywalker - 58% | 1:19 Attack of the Clones - 65% | 2:19 Solo: A Star Wars Story - 70% | 3:16 Revenge of the Sith - 80% | 4:14 Return of the Jedi - 82% | 5:23 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - 83% | 6:50 The Last Jedi - 91% | 7:46 The Force Awakens - 93% | 8:51 A New Hope - 93% | 9:48 The Empire Strikes Back - 94% | 10:43

The Real Reason Kylo Ren Repairs His Helmet In Rise Of Skywalker

 With inner change sometimes comes outer change. In The Last Jedi, the second installment of the most recent Star Wars trilogy, the villainous Kylo Ren lightsaber-slashes his way to a new position of power within the First Order: Supreme Leader, snatching the title from his former mentor Snoke after assassinating him in his throne room. As a symbolic gesture rejecting Snoke's influence over him well before that, Ren smashes his helmet, which is particularly notable given Snoke's insult: The Skywalker saga-ending film The Rise of Skywalker sees Kylo exercising his new authority, and taking on a modified version of his old look. He has the helmet rebuilt from its pieces, inspired to do so after meeting Emperor Palpatine. The reworked headgear features jagged silver bits and red vein-like stripes running across it, evidence that the smashed parts got welded back together in a not-totally-precise way. Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams said the imperfections are an intentional example of kintsukuroi, or "golden repair," which involves repairing broken pottery using visible, gold seams. The Japanese technique is particularly appropriate since Kylo Ren and Darth Vader's costumes are based on samurai garb. Abrams told Empire: "Like that classic Japanese process of taking ceramics and repairing them [...] As fractured as Ren is, the mask becomes a visual representation of that. There's something about this that tells his history. His mask doesn't ultimately hide him and his behavior is revealed." Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver likewise revealed the reason in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly that the helmet is meant to reflect Kylo Ren's inner conflicts. He said: "He's a very unformed person, which is exciting to play and to have that be represented physically in a costume piece, or a lighting choice or, in this case, a helmet. It's a coming together, he's cherry-picked things he's looked at through his history and that he's decided he wants to claim for who he is. So it's a physical representation of how that character has grown." Kylo Ren has certainly evolved over the course of the current Star Wars trilogy. He started an ambitious, temperamental young man who idolized his grandfather, Darth Vader. He killed his own father, Han Solo, because he was desperate for power. But he eventually becomes driven more by a sense of personal value. Keep watching the video to see the real reason Kylo Ren repairs his helmet in Rise of Skywalker! #KyloRen #RiseOfSkywalker

The Real Reason Kylo Ren Repairs His Helmet In Rise Of Skywalker

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 With inner change sometimes comes outer change. In The Last Jedi, the second installment of the most recent Star Wars trilogy, the villainous Kylo Ren lightsaber-slashes his way to a new position of power within the First Order: Supreme Leader, snatching the title from his former mentor Snoke after assassinating him in his throne room. As a symbolic gesture rejecting Snoke's influence over him well before that, Ren smashes his helmet, which is particularly notable given Snoke's insult: The Skywalker saga-ending film The Rise of Skywalker sees Kylo exercising his new authority, and taking on a modified version of his old look. He has the helmet rebuilt from its pieces, inspired to do so after meeting Emperor Palpatine. The reworked headgear features jagged silver bits and red vein-like stripes running across it, evidence that the smashed parts got welded back together in a not-totally-precise way. Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams said the imperfections are an intentional example of kintsukuroi, or "golden repair," which involves repairing broken pottery using visible, gold seams. The Japanese technique is particularly appropriate since Kylo Ren and Darth Vader's costumes are based on samurai garb. Abrams told Empire: "Like that classic Japanese process of taking ceramics and repairing them [...] As fractured as Ren is, the mask becomes a visual representation of that. There's something about this that tells his history. His mask doesn't ultimately hide him and his behavior is revealed." Kylo Ren actor Adam Driver likewise revealed the reason in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly that the helmet is meant to reflect Kylo Ren's inner conflicts. He said: "He's a very unformed person, which is exciting to play and to have that be represented physically in a costume piece, or a lighting choice or, in this case, a helmet. It's a coming together, he's cherry-picked things he's looked at through his history and that he's decided he wants to claim for who he is. So it's a physical representation of how that character has grown." Kylo Ren has certainly evolved over the course of the current Star Wars trilogy. He started an ambitious, temperamental young man who idolized his grandfather, Darth Vader. He killed his own father, Han Solo, because he was desperate for power. But he eventually becomes driven more by a sense of personal value. Keep watching the video to see the real reason Kylo Ren repairs his helmet in Rise of Skywalker! #KyloRen #RiseOfSkywalker

Easter Eggs You Missed In The Rise Of Skywalker

 With so much happening in The Rise of Skywalker, there were definitely a few cool hidden details you missed. Fans would need their own wayfinders to track it all down, not to mention decoding all the characters with more meaning than you may realize. Here's what you may have overlooked. Emperor Palpatine looks pretty rough post-resurrection in The Rise of Skywalker, and understandably so, but his majestic throne is a different story. Palp's craggy chair, "The Throne of the Sith," is the coolest bad guy seat outside of Game of Thrones, and there's a good reason for that. The legendary Ralph McQuarrie, the man largely responsible for the look of the original Star Wars trilogy, designed it in the '80s for Return of the Jedi. Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak revealed this unused throne room art on Twitter back when the final Rise of Skywalker trailer dropped, posting McQuarrie's old sketches next to Palpatine's new throne. McQuarrie passed away in 2012, and his obituary in the Guardian notes that "fewer of his ideas made the cut" in Return of the Jedi. So it's cool to see McQuarrie's work put to excellent use in Skywalker. Watch the video to see all of the Easter eggs you missed in The Rise of Skywalker! #StarWars #RiseOfSkywalker #EasterEggs The Emperor's new-ish throne | 0:15 Kylo's kintsukuroi | 1:01 The Disney+ connection | 2:18 Voices from the past | 3:24 Better late than never | 4:28 Cool planet, cool name, cool cameo | 5:20 They worked in Wedge | 6:11 Easter egg grab bag | 7:04 Aftab Ackbar | 8:00 Allegiant General Pryde | 8:59 Beaumont Kin | 9:34 Wicket & Pommet | 10:32

Easter Eggs You Missed In The Rise Of Skywalker

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 With so much happening in The Rise of Skywalker, there were definitely a few cool hidden details you missed. Fans would need their own wayfinders to track it all down, not to mention decoding all the characters with more meaning than you may realize. Here's what you may have overlooked. Emperor Palpatine looks pretty rough post-resurrection in The Rise of Skywalker, and understandably so, but his majestic throne is a different story. Palp's craggy chair, "The Throne of the Sith," is the coolest bad guy seat outside of Game of Thrones, and there's a good reason for that. The legendary Ralph McQuarrie, the man largely responsible for the look of the original Star Wars trilogy, designed it in the '80s for Return of the Jedi. Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak revealed this unused throne room art on Twitter back when the final Rise of Skywalker trailer dropped, posting McQuarrie's old sketches next to Palpatine's new throne. McQuarrie passed away in 2012, and his obituary in the Guardian notes that "fewer of his ideas made the cut" in Return of the Jedi. So it's cool to see McQuarrie's work put to excellent use in Skywalker. Watch the video to see all of the Easter eggs you missed in The Rise of Skywalker! #StarWars #RiseOfSkywalker #EasterEggs The Emperor's new-ish throne | 0:15 Kylo's kintsukuroi | 1:01 The Disney+ connection | 2:18 Voices from the past | 3:24 Better late than never | 4:28 Cool planet, cool name, cool cameo | 5:20 They worked in Wedge | 6:11 Easter egg grab bag | 7:04 Aftab Ackbar | 8:00 Allegiant General Pryde | 8:59 Beaumont Kin | 9:34 Wicket & Pommet | 10:32

Disney CEO Responds To Star Wars Outrage

 When you're at the controls of a giant franchise, you can't please everybody and this seems to go double for Star Wars fans. Disney CEO Bob Iger took a philosophical approach to fans' dissatisfaction with the sequel trilogy during a conversation with Variety at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premiere. Iger acknowledged that, while the creative minds behind the series tried to be mindful of what fans wanted, they were also aware of the fine line between fan service and simple pandering. Iger expressed his own satisfaction with the job that his filmmakers had done on the sequels, including J.J. Abrams, who as the co-writer and director of The Rise of Skywalker had the unenviable task of bringing the nine-film Skywalker Saga to a close in a way that would be true to all of the movies that came before, while still giving fans everything they wanted and telling his own unique story. Brace yourself for a shock: many fans and critics disagree. One of the common complaints about Rise of Skywalker has concerned its willingness to indulge in fan service at the expense of its story, which can be seen as course-correction away from the daring narrative choices made in the series' previous installment, The Last Jedi. While that film was one of the best-reviewed in the entire series, it supremely divided fans some of whom now feel that Abrams has swung too far back in the opposite direction. Another pervasive gripe: that Rise of Skywalker was illustrative of the fact that the trilogy as a whole lacked a unified vision, which may be why there has recently been talk of future Star Wars movies straying away from the trilogy format. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy suggested as much during an interview with the Los Angeles Times the weekend before the release of Episode IX. She said, "I think [focusing on single films] gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn't lock us into this three-act structure. We're not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We're really going to let the story dictate that." Iger, however, implied that her comments should be taken with a grain of salt. Keep watching the video to see how the Disney CEO responds to Star Wars outrage! #StarWars #StarWarsControversy

Disney CEO Responds To Star Wars Outrage

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 When you're at the controls of a giant franchise, you can't please everybody and this seems to go double for Star Wars fans. Disney CEO Bob Iger took a philosophical approach to fans' dissatisfaction with the sequel trilogy during a conversation with Variety at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premiere. Iger acknowledged that, while the creative minds behind the series tried to be mindful of what fans wanted, they were also aware of the fine line between fan service and simple pandering. Iger expressed his own satisfaction with the job that his filmmakers had done on the sequels, including J.J. Abrams, who as the co-writer and director of The Rise of Skywalker had the unenviable task of bringing the nine-film Skywalker Saga to a close in a way that would be true to all of the movies that came before, while still giving fans everything they wanted and telling his own unique story. Brace yourself for a shock: many fans and critics disagree. One of the common complaints about Rise of Skywalker has concerned its willingness to indulge in fan service at the expense of its story, which can be seen as course-correction away from the daring narrative choices made in the series' previous installment, The Last Jedi. While that film was one of the best-reviewed in the entire series, it supremely divided fans some of whom now feel that Abrams has swung too far back in the opposite direction. Another pervasive gripe: that Rise of Skywalker was illustrative of the fact that the trilogy as a whole lacked a unified vision, which may be why there has recently been talk of future Star Wars movies straying away from the trilogy format. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy suggested as much during an interview with the Los Angeles Times the weekend before the release of Episode IX. She said, "I think [focusing on single films] gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn't lock us into this three-act structure. We're not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We're really going to let the story dictate that." Iger, however, implied that her comments should be taken with a grain of salt. Keep watching the video to see how the Disney CEO responds to Star Wars outrage! #StarWars #StarWarsControversy

Here's What's Next For The Cast Of Star Wars

 Whether they cut their teeth on the franchise or added it to an already impressive resume, what does the cast of Star Wars do after The Rise of Skywalker? We're here to find out. Here's where you'll be able to find the stars of the sequel trilogy after they leave that galaxy far, far away. Daisy Ridley was virtually unknown, with only a handful of short film and TV credits to her name, when she was cast as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When the film was released in 2015, she became an international star, opening a world of new acting opportunities overnight. With Episode IX completing Rey's on-screen arc, Ridley will be free of certain film franchise constraints, but she hasn't lined up a huge number of projects just yet. Even before she jumped into finishing Rise of Skywalker she worked alongside Tom Holland on Chaos Walking, a film that's been subjected to repeated reshoots and, at the moment, does not have a release date. Keep watching to find out What's Next For The Cast Of Star Wars! #StarWars #StarWarsCast Daisy Ridley - Rey | 0:19 John Boyega - Finn | 1:09 Oscar Isaac - Poe Dameron | 1:46 Adam Driver - Ben Solo/Kylo Ren | 2:26 Domhnall Gleeson - General Hux | 3:09 Kelly Marie Tran - Rose Tico | 3:46 Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker | 4:40

Here's What's Next For The Cast Of Star Wars

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 Whether they cut their teeth on the franchise or added it to an already impressive resume, what does the cast of Star Wars do after The Rise of Skywalker? We're here to find out. Here's where you'll be able to find the stars of the sequel trilogy after they leave that galaxy far, far away. Daisy Ridley was virtually unknown, with only a handful of short film and TV credits to her name, when she was cast as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When the film was released in 2015, she became an international star, opening a world of new acting opportunities overnight. With Episode IX completing Rey's on-screen arc, Ridley will be free of certain film franchise constraints, but she hasn't lined up a huge number of projects just yet. Even before she jumped into finishing Rise of Skywalker she worked alongside Tom Holland on Chaos Walking, a film that's been subjected to repeated reshoots and, at the moment, does not have a release date. Keep watching to find out What's Next For The Cast Of Star Wars! #StarWars #StarWarsCast Daisy Ridley - Rey | 0:19 John Boyega - Finn | 1:09 Oscar Isaac - Poe Dameron | 1:46 Adam Driver - Ben Solo/Kylo Ren | 2:26 Domhnall Gleeson - General Hux | 3:09 Kelly Marie Tran - Rose Tico | 3:46 Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker | 4:40

Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Rise Of Skywalker

 Until Disney decides to release another trilogy in the mainline series, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is the final bow on the 42-year package that is the Skywalker Saga. And while it answers a lot of longstanding questions, it also raises just as many questions as it answers. Here are some of the big ones, and - of course - spoilers are ahead. One burning question the movie answers within its opening minutes is whether Emperor Palpatine is alive. And he is! He's not a force ghost and not identified as a clone. He's the full-on flesh-and-blood Sheev Palpatine, being kept alive by a very tall, mechanical life support system. Nothing he communicates to Kylo Ren, Rey or General Pryde mention any words about how he survived being thrown down a giant pit at the end of Return of the Jedi. Nobody bothers to ask him, either. Everybody who now knows the emperor is back including Luke Skywalker's force ghost, who you'd think would really be curious to learn how Palpatine made it out of that pickle just kind of rolls with it. Even the Resistance spends only a few minutes being incredulous before simply accepting Palpatine is alive and kicking. Rise of Skywalker's biggest revelation is the truth of Rey's parentage. After meeting Palpatine on the Sith planet Exegol, Kylo Ren learns that what he knew about Rey's parents was only partially true: Yes, they sold her. Yes, they were basically nobody. But it was all intentional. They made themselves anonymous and left Rey behind because her father was Emperor Palpatine's son, making Rey the Emperor's granddaughter. But hold up a minute: Emperor Palpatine had a son? When? Let's try to work it out: If the Emperor's family ages like other humans, Rey is probably in her early 20s by the time Rise of Skywalker takes place, which would mean her father would probably have been born 40 to 50 years earlier, given how he looks in the flashbacks. So Palpatine Jr. would have probably been born sometime between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. So where was he during the original trilogy? Who was his mother? Was the younger Palpatine a clone, like his illegitimate son in the old Extended Universe? It isn't addressed, so your guesses are as good as anyone else's. Keep watching the video to see the biggest unanswered questions in The Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars How did Palpatine survive? | 0:20 When did Palplatine have a son? | 1:11 Why did Palpatine wait so long? | 2:15 How did C-3PO know the Sith language? | 3:03 Who are those people in the cave? | 4:06 Isn't Rey technically the empress now? | 4:48

Biggest Unanswered Questions In The Rise Of Skywalker

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 Until Disney decides to release another trilogy in the mainline series, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is the final bow on the 42-year package that is the Skywalker Saga. And while it answers a lot of longstanding questions, it also raises just as many questions as it answers. Here are some of the big ones, and - of course - spoilers are ahead. One burning question the movie answers within its opening minutes is whether Emperor Palpatine is alive. And he is! He's not a force ghost and not identified as a clone. He's the full-on flesh-and-blood Sheev Palpatine, being kept alive by a very tall, mechanical life support system. Nothing he communicates to Kylo Ren, Rey or General Pryde mention any words about how he survived being thrown down a giant pit at the end of Return of the Jedi. Nobody bothers to ask him, either. Everybody who now knows the emperor is back including Luke Skywalker's force ghost, who you'd think would really be curious to learn how Palpatine made it out of that pickle just kind of rolls with it. Even the Resistance spends only a few minutes being incredulous before simply accepting Palpatine is alive and kicking. Rise of Skywalker's biggest revelation is the truth of Rey's parentage. After meeting Palpatine on the Sith planet Exegol, Kylo Ren learns that what he knew about Rey's parents was only partially true: Yes, they sold her. Yes, they were basically nobody. But it was all intentional. They made themselves anonymous and left Rey behind because her father was Emperor Palpatine's son, making Rey the Emperor's granddaughter. But hold up a minute: Emperor Palpatine had a son? When? Let's try to work it out: If the Emperor's family ages like other humans, Rey is probably in her early 20s by the time Rise of Skywalker takes place, which would mean her father would probably have been born 40 to 50 years earlier, given how he looks in the flashbacks. So Palpatine Jr. would have probably been born sometime between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy. So where was he during the original trilogy? Who was his mother? Was the younger Palpatine a clone, like his illegitimate son in the old Extended Universe? It isn't addressed, so your guesses are as good as anyone else's. Keep watching the video to see the biggest unanswered questions in The Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars How did Palpatine survive? | 0:20 When did Palplatine have a son? | 1:11 Why did Palpatine wait so long? | 2:15 How did C-3PO know the Sith language? | 3:03 Who are those people in the cave? | 4:06 Isn't Rey technically the empress now? | 4:48

The Rise Of Skywalker Ending Explained

 Thumbnail Image by Camille Vialet → instagram.com/p/B6NzDnrnHGE/ Skywalker has risen and the nine-part Skywalker saga has ended. We've misplaced our Jedi Holocrons nd our Sith Wayfinder accidentally got flushed down the space-toilet, so all we can do is make some educated guesses about what the ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker all meant. Spoilers incoming. For a movie franchise that's generally regarded as science fiction, there sure are a lot of supernatural and probably ectoplasmic beings hanging around the galaxy in Star Wars. Of course, we're used to seeing Force Ghosts by now. Ever since Obi Wan told Luke to turn off his dang iPhone so he could shoot his torpedoes into the Death Star's exhaust port, fans have accepted the fact that when you're strong with the Force, you get to play extra innings as a glowing blue person. And when Yoda himself showed up in The Last Jedi to mess with Luke and set an old tree on fire, it became clear that the Force Ghosts in Star Wars were going to do a bit more than dispense wisdom and exposition. So that's our best guess as to who - or what - that crowd of creeps might've been hanging around with Emperor Palpatine on Exegol at the movie's end: Force Ghosts. Palpatine made a big deal about how all of the Sith were fueling him, and it seemed as though the hooded figures who faded in and out of view during the scenes with the Emperor were some kinds of spectral Sith lords. Meanwhile, Rey's cosmic pep talk at the end of the film came courtesy of Jedi Force Ghosts - and even featured the voice talents of Jedi actors past and present, including Hayden Christensen and Ewan MacGregor reprising their roles as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequel trilogy, among many others. One of the most dramatic plot developments in the film came in the form of Kylo Ren's reversal and transformation back into his previous identity of Ben Solo. His redemption was one that was preordained from the first moment we learned he was Han and Leia's son in The Force Awakens. Not only that, but he's this trilogy's version of Darth Vader, who himself had a rather famous redemption of his own at the end of Return of the Jedi. As such, the chance that he would close out the series as a full villain seemed pretty remote. Even still, Kylo Ren's turnaround might've seemed kind of abrupt, so why and how did he turn to the light? Keep watching the video to see the Rise of Skywalker ending explained! #RiseOfSkywalker #EndingExplained #RiseOfSkywalkerExplained Forceful ghosts | 0:20 Ren's redemption | 1:41 Better late than never | 3:02 Be with me... | 3:55 End of Empire | 5:21 The future of a long time ago... | 6:09

The Rise Of Skywalker Ending Explained

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 Thumbnail Image by Camille Vialet → instagram.com/p/B6NzDnrnHGE/ Skywalker has risen and the nine-part Skywalker saga has ended. We've misplaced our Jedi Holocrons nd our Sith Wayfinder accidentally got flushed down the space-toilet, so all we can do is make some educated guesses about what the ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker all meant. Spoilers incoming. For a movie franchise that's generally regarded as science fiction, there sure are a lot of supernatural and probably ectoplasmic beings hanging around the galaxy in Star Wars. Of course, we're used to seeing Force Ghosts by now. Ever since Obi Wan told Luke to turn off his dang iPhone so he could shoot his torpedoes into the Death Star's exhaust port, fans have accepted the fact that when you're strong with the Force, you get to play extra innings as a glowing blue person. And when Yoda himself showed up in The Last Jedi to mess with Luke and set an old tree on fire, it became clear that the Force Ghosts in Star Wars were going to do a bit more than dispense wisdom and exposition. So that's our best guess as to who - or what - that crowd of creeps might've been hanging around with Emperor Palpatine on Exegol at the movie's end: Force Ghosts. Palpatine made a big deal about how all of the Sith were fueling him, and it seemed as though the hooded figures who faded in and out of view during the scenes with the Emperor were some kinds of spectral Sith lords. Meanwhile, Rey's cosmic pep talk at the end of the film came courtesy of Jedi Force Ghosts - and even featured the voice talents of Jedi actors past and present, including Hayden Christensen and Ewan MacGregor reprising their roles as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequel trilogy, among many others. One of the most dramatic plot developments in the film came in the form of Kylo Ren's reversal and transformation back into his previous identity of Ben Solo. His redemption was one that was preordained from the first moment we learned he was Han and Leia's son in The Force Awakens. Not only that, but he's this trilogy's version of Darth Vader, who himself had a rather famous redemption of his own at the end of Return of the Jedi. As such, the chance that he would close out the series as a full villain seemed pretty remote. Even still, Kylo Ren's turnaround might've seemed kind of abrupt, so why and how did he turn to the light? Keep watching the video to see the Rise of Skywalker ending explained! #RiseOfSkywalker #EndingExplained #RiseOfSkywalkerExplained Forceful ghosts | 0:20 Ren's redemption | 1:41 Better late than never | 3:02 Be with me... | 3:55 End of Empire | 5:21 The future of a long time ago... | 6:09

The Best Skywalker Stories You'll Never See In The Movies

 The Skywalker storyline comes to an end with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and that’s too bad because there are plenty of stories about the most famous family in the galaxy far, far away. From pirate adventures to clone craziness, here are the best Skywalker stories we'll never see in the movies. Though there were rumors of a turn to the Dark Side for Luke Skywalker leading up to The Last Jedi, such a turn never took place. Luke remained, even in his disillusioned state, a bastion for good. He got to save the day with his Force projection duel against Kylo Ren, which allowed the Resistance fighters to escape and proved that Luke remained a true hero to his core. But fans of the Expanded Universe know that Luke was previously tempted by the Dark Side, going so far as to become the apprentice to the Emperor himself. The storyline occurred in one of the first Expanded Universe stories, the aptly named Dark Empire. This 1991 comic book from Dark Horse Comics takes place just a handful of years after Return of the Jedi, and it sees the Emperor return from his presumed death at the end of that film, with the explanation being that he transferred his consciousness to a cloned body at the moment of his death. Luke, shocked to see him alive, agrees to become his apprentice, with his plan being to bring down the resurgent Empire from the inside. But the Dark Side corrupts Luke, and he loses sight of his goal. It takes a lightsaber fight against Leia for him to snap out of it, and at that point, he's finally able to defeat Palpatine. Dark Luke would've been cool to see on the big screen, but the window for this story closed long ago. In the official Star Wars sequel films, Luke is not shown to have settled down. As far as we know, he never had a serious relationship, never married, and never had children. But in the Expanded Universe, Luke did all of those things with a woman named Mara Jade. Mara Jade was introduced in the 1991 novel Heir to the Empire, the first installment in Timothy Zahn's wildly popular Thrawn trilogy. Mara is introduced as a smuggler who was previously employed as the Emperor's Hand. She's an extremely skilled user of the Dark Side of the Force, and prior to the Emperor's death, Mara was given the command to kill Luke Skywalker. She manages to kidnap Luke, but the two subsequently become stranded in a harsh environment and must work together to escape. Keep watching the video to see the best Skywalker stories you'll never see in the movies! #SkywalkerStories #StarWars #BestStarWarsStories In time, you will call me master | 0:16 Here comes the bride | 1:28 Luuke, I am your clone | 2:38 Full of hot air | 3:46 Skywalk the plank | 4:54

The Best Skywalker Stories You'll Never See In The Movies

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 The Skywalker storyline comes to an end with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and that’s too bad because there are plenty of stories about the most famous family in the galaxy far, far away. From pirate adventures to clone craziness, here are the best Skywalker stories we'll never see in the movies. Though there were rumors of a turn to the Dark Side for Luke Skywalker leading up to The Last Jedi, such a turn never took place. Luke remained, even in his disillusioned state, a bastion for good. He got to save the day with his Force projection duel against Kylo Ren, which allowed the Resistance fighters to escape and proved that Luke remained a true hero to his core. But fans of the Expanded Universe know that Luke was previously tempted by the Dark Side, going so far as to become the apprentice to the Emperor himself. The storyline occurred in one of the first Expanded Universe stories, the aptly named Dark Empire. This 1991 comic book from Dark Horse Comics takes place just a handful of years after Return of the Jedi, and it sees the Emperor return from his presumed death at the end of that film, with the explanation being that he transferred his consciousness to a cloned body at the moment of his death. Luke, shocked to see him alive, agrees to become his apprentice, with his plan being to bring down the resurgent Empire from the inside. But the Dark Side corrupts Luke, and he loses sight of his goal. It takes a lightsaber fight against Leia for him to snap out of it, and at that point, he's finally able to defeat Palpatine. Dark Luke would've been cool to see on the big screen, but the window for this story closed long ago. In the official Star Wars sequel films, Luke is not shown to have settled down. As far as we know, he never had a serious relationship, never married, and never had children. But in the Expanded Universe, Luke did all of those things with a woman named Mara Jade. Mara Jade was introduced in the 1991 novel Heir to the Empire, the first installment in Timothy Zahn's wildly popular Thrawn trilogy. Mara is introduced as a smuggler who was previously employed as the Emperor's Hand. She's an extremely skilled user of the Dark Side of the Force, and prior to the Emperor's death, Mara was given the command to kill Luke Skywalker. She manages to kidnap Luke, but the two subsequently become stranded in a harsh environment and must work together to escape. Keep watching the video to see the best Skywalker stories you'll never see in the movies! #SkywalkerStories #StarWars #BestStarWarsStories In time, you will call me master | 0:16 Here comes the bride | 1:28 Luuke, I am your clone | 2:38 Full of hot air | 3:46 Skywalk the plank | 4:54

4 Best And 4 Worst Things In The Rise Of Skywalker

 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has the unenviable task of wrapping up the latest Star Wars trilogy, uniting a fanbase that's become increasingly divided, and concluding the decades-spanning, so-called Skywalker saga. That's a lot for one film to manage. Does it pull it off? Well…yes and no. The Rise of Skywalker should've been Leia's movie. Han Solo got the spotlight in The Force Awakens, and Luke Skywalker's story dominated The Last Jedi. With The Rise of Skywalker, it was Leia's turn. Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher's tragic death in December 2016 made a big Leia showcase impossible, forcing J. J. Abrams to cobble together an arc for the princess-turned-general from old outtakes. It's not perfect. Leia's dialogue is noticeably vague, and it's obvious that Abrams is using a stand-in when Leia's face is hidden. She doesn't have any standout moments, the climax of her arc is a little vague, and much of her plotline is carried by other people talking about her, not what she actually does. However, it works pretty well, and it's much bigger than a cameo. Leia is in multiple scenes, and she has a complete arc in the movie. Obviously, it would've been better if Carrie Fisher were still around to give Leia the send-off she deserves. Given what Abrams had to work with, though, Leia's final on-screen appearance is significantly better than we expected. The last entry in the Skywalker saga begins at a breakneck pace, and it doesn't slow down to breathe until the film's final minutes. In order to set up its endgame, The Rise of Skywalker introduces new characters, new planets, new gizmos, and new ideas so fast that it's impossible to keep track of them all. Every new plot thread introduces a dozen questions that Episode IX simply doesn't have time to answer. While reports differ depending on who you're talking to, it seems pretty clear that Disney and Lucasfilm didn't plan this new Star Wars trilogy out from the beginning. In The Rise of Skywalker, that decision catches up with them. The first half of the movie, while full of action, is mostly set-up for the second half. It would've been a lot better if some of those ideas that suddenly show up in Episode IX had been seeded throughout the previous two movies. Keep watching the video to see the 4 best and 4 worst things in The Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars Best: We get to see Carrie Fisher one last time | 0:18 Worst: There's too much happening | 1:14 Best: C-3PO finally gets his moment | 2:31 Worst: Let the past die | 3:05 Best: The gang's all here | 3:38 Worst: Unanswered questions | 4:12 Best: A fitting conclusion | 4:52 Worst: It's over | 5:27

4 Best And 4 Worst Things In The Rise Of Skywalker

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 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has the unenviable task of wrapping up the latest Star Wars trilogy, uniting a fanbase that's become increasingly divided, and concluding the decades-spanning, so-called Skywalker saga. That's a lot for one film to manage. Does it pull it off? Well…yes and no. The Rise of Skywalker should've been Leia's movie. Han Solo got the spotlight in The Force Awakens, and Luke Skywalker's story dominated The Last Jedi. With The Rise of Skywalker, it was Leia's turn. Unfortunately, Carrie Fisher's tragic death in December 2016 made a big Leia showcase impossible, forcing J. J. Abrams to cobble together an arc for the princess-turned-general from old outtakes. It's not perfect. Leia's dialogue is noticeably vague, and it's obvious that Abrams is using a stand-in when Leia's face is hidden. She doesn't have any standout moments, the climax of her arc is a little vague, and much of her plotline is carried by other people talking about her, not what she actually does. However, it works pretty well, and it's much bigger than a cameo. Leia is in multiple scenes, and she has a complete arc in the movie. Obviously, it would've been better if Carrie Fisher were still around to give Leia the send-off she deserves. Given what Abrams had to work with, though, Leia's final on-screen appearance is significantly better than we expected. The last entry in the Skywalker saga begins at a breakneck pace, and it doesn't slow down to breathe until the film's final minutes. In order to set up its endgame, The Rise of Skywalker introduces new characters, new planets, new gizmos, and new ideas so fast that it's impossible to keep track of them all. Every new plot thread introduces a dozen questions that Episode IX simply doesn't have time to answer. While reports differ depending on who you're talking to, it seems pretty clear that Disney and Lucasfilm didn't plan this new Star Wars trilogy out from the beginning. In The Rise of Skywalker, that decision catches up with them. The first half of the movie, while full of action, is mostly set-up for the second half. It would've been a lot better if some of those ideas that suddenly show up in Episode IX had been seeded throughout the previous two movies. Keep watching the video to see the 4 best and 4 worst things in The Rise of Skywalker! #RiseOfSkywalker #StarWars Best: We get to see Carrie Fisher one last time | 0:18 Worst: There's too much happening | 1:14 Best: C-3PO finally gets his moment | 2:31 Worst: Let the past die | 3:05 Best: The gang's all here | 3:38 Worst: Unanswered questions | 4:12 Best: A fitting conclusion | 4:52 Worst: It's over | 5:27

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