His confidence in Afterlife is definitely a good sign. And it seems to back up what the initial trailer hints at — that the film, which has been framed as a sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2, will have many direct connections to those two films. Though the first footage of Afterlife mostly serves to introduce us to the new faces in the franchise, including Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard, most of the original Ghostbusters players will be back in some capacity. Vanity Fair confirms that in addition to Bill Murray, Afterlife will include appearances from Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver. And, Jason Rietman and co. will address the absence of Harold Ramis’ Dr. Egon Spengler.
Harley Quinn was first introduced to the DCEU in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. While taking part in the villain-centric mission, she also had a side plot with The Joker, revealing his abusive behavior. But he won’t be appearing in Birds of Prey, and Margot Robbie recently elaborated on this choice, saying:
The DC Extended Universe may have had a rocky takeoff, but Warner Bros. has hit its stride with the last few releases. Shazam! and Aquaman proved what the shared universe could do, while Joker was set outside of the DCEU and has earned a whopping 11 Oscar nominations. There’s some very exciting blockbusters coming down the line, with Birds of Prey and The Batman putting an emphasis on Gotham City. The latter movie will feature Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and new casting information may have revealed a twist related to his character.
And that’s probably a smart approach to take. While Anaconda wasn’t much of a hit with critics upon its release, it proved to be a surprise success at the box office. It followed a team of documentary filmmakers (J-Lo, Ice Cube, and Owen Wilson among them) as they battled both the killer snake and the hunter trying to capture it. These days, it more or less qualifies as a cult classic, thanks to its, um, creative use of CGI and an over the top performance from Jon Voight as the villainous anaconda hunter. And it’s spawned some pretty remarkable sequels, including Anacondas: Trail of Blood and the crossover film Lake Placid vs. Anaconda.
Demi Lovato is ready to return to music. In a new interview with New Music Daily with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, she opened up about the brand new song she’s performing at Grammys 2020, a song that was written four days before her apparent overdose.
As Demi revealed to Zane, the track is titled “Anyone,” and she described it as a heavy and emotional look at her mindset in the summer of 2018. “At the time when I was recording it, I almost listened back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help,” she said. “And you kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listened to this song and think, ‘Let’s help this girl.'”
Demi continued, noting that she had decided on sharing the song while still in the hospital. “I remember being in the hospital and listening to the song and it was about a week after I had been in the hospital and I was finally like awake, and I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, ‘If there’s ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song,'” she explained.
The Grammys performance comes just days before Demi is scheduled to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and as she shared with Zane, fans will likely hear even more from her. She confirmed that more new material is coming after the release of “Anyone,” saying, “I think as time goes on, I’m going to tell more and more about it. With the next song that I have coming out I think I tell more of the story. With this one it just kind of tells you a little bit about where I was right before and right afterwards.”
Admitting that she is excited to share more new music with fans, Demi further hinted at possible musical collaborations with other artists. Although she didn’t confirm any names, she anticipated that 2020 would be a big year for her. Prepare yourself accordingly, Lovatics.
Granted, there aren’t many movies where Arnold Schwarzenegger gets pregnant. Nevertheless, Junior finds a way to take an extremely ludicrous premise and turn it into something that’s… well, weirdly serious. Not in a good way, either. While I’ve, admittedly, got a bit of a soft spot for it, Junior didn’t reach its potential. Despite Schwarzenegger’s commitment, along with another fun turn from Danny DeVito as his maternal doctor, Junior is, frankly, oddly dull. You would think such a ridiculous premise would produce bountiful results, especially from director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters ’84, Animal House). Nevertheless, Junior is a missed opportunity, and an uninspired body comedy that doesn’t produce as belly laughs as it should.
If you’re gonna shock and delight, you might as well do it at the GRAMMYs!
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Margot Robbie responded to Brad Pitt’s speech while speaking with ET at the Harleywood and Highland event in Los Angeles to promote her upcoming movie, Birds of Prey. The actress is plastering back on her pale makeup and bringing her bat for a return to Harley Quinn without Jared Leto’s Joker. She’ll find a girl gang in Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, Jurnee Smolett-Bell’s Black Canary, Rosie Perez’s Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco’s Cassandra Cain.
Does Joker draw attention to the comic book movie genre as a whole? Sure, but it’s a double-edged sword, because by switching to a psychological thriller narrative that lacks the spirit and outlandish nature of a superhero story, let alone one from Batman’s world, it ends up feeling more like an honorary comic book movie. Again, if you like Joker, that’s perfectly fine, but think twice about putting in the same category as the superhero/comic book movies that embrace their roots rather than largely ignore them.
The first movie is still considered a memorable platform for Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan, who have each carved out massive careers from themselves after starring in the first Mean Girls. In 2011, an unrelated television sequel was made by ABC Family.