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This Kris Jenner Captain Marvel Mash-Up Ad Is One Of The Weirdest Things We’ve Seen

Bet you didn’t know Keeping Up with The Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner was part of the MCU – back in the ‘90s anyway. Ahead of the release of Captain Marvel this Friday, Jenner has joined in on the promotion of the film with an unexpected and totally nostalgic advertisement that includes a run-in with Carol Danvers. Check it out:

Talk about random! Kris Jenner posted the video on her Instagram on Monday with the caption “as a momager, I know talent when I see it” before encouraging her 25.3 million followers to check out the movie in theaters this weekend. Who knew the social media influencer would be a last minute supporter to help the film go “higher, further, faster, baby” in its upcoming opening weekend?

The 40-second video sees Kris Jenner and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Rinna rolling up to Blockbuster video store in a swanky white convertible circa the 1990s. Jenner asks Rinna one question quite specific to the era – did she rewind those VHS tapes? Rinna did not, stating she has better things to do – “think this hair does itself?”

But suddenly, Carol Danvers falls out of the sky and through the ceiling of the Blockbuster, as teased in the trailers for Captain Marvel. This leads Lisa Rinna to drop her VHS rentals and Kris Jenner to show some concern for her friend. Rinna sees Carol in the store, as Jenner calls out for her to help her. At that point, Rinna pulls another hilarious one-liner: “I’m an actress, not a doctor!”

Kris Jenner steps out of the car to see the new MCU lead and says “I don’t think she needs any help, what she needs is her own movie!” as she pulls out a large ‘90s flip phone before cuts from the movie pop up to close out the advertisement.

Since Captain Marvel lands in Los Angeles, California in 1995, the mash-up with the reality television stars is a weird and cheesy – though funny approach for the film’s ongoing publicity. During the movie’s time period of 1995, Jenner was expanding her family – her now 23-year-old supermodel daughter Kendall Jenner was born. Rinna was a soap opera star who had starred in Days of Our Lives and would soon find another role on Melrose Place.

Captain Marvel follows Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a former Air Force pilot who has become an intergalactic warrior with Starforce. Amidst a war between the Kree and Skrulls, she lands in ‘90s Earth (yes, in a Blockbuster) before meeting and teaming up with a young Nick Fury. You can apparently follow Kris Jenner and see the movie this Friday, March 8.

Ariana Grande Has Unveiled Her Very Own Drink Cloud-Themed Starbucks Drink

Yesterday, March 4, Ariana Grande posted a mysterious tweet directed at Starbucks that featured a string of seemingly random emojis. But it turns out, she wasn’t just craving caffeine. The singer just unveiled that she’s actually teamed up with the coffee company to release her very own drink: the Cloud Macchiato.

Starbucks then revealed in a tweet that the new drink comes in caramel and cinnamon, and it’s so “light and fluffy they’re basically a cloud in a cup.” No, there is no Grande-branded sweetener involved, but the concoction does contain a vanilla-flavored foam made with egg white powder, which causes it to appear cloud-like. That frothy quality also explains why the company had been non-stop tweeting about clouds in the last 24 hours.

“We’ve long been fans of Ariana Grande’s (and we’re both fans of Clouds), so we’re excited to work with her to celebrate the debut of Cloud Macchiato,” Starbucks said in a statement, according to USA Today.

Ariana, meanwhile, tweeted a few photos in a Starbucks apron and hash-tagged them #starbucksambassador. Within just a few minutes, fans had already swarmed their local baristas and started posting pictures of the drink. One fan, whom Ariana retweeted, let the world know that they could “officially confirm that the caramel cloud macchiato does indeed slap.”

However, others had some very legitimate questions. The egg white powder doesn’t appear to be safe for vegans who still want a side of cloud in their beverage. And others took issue with Ariana partnering up with a big corporation so close to International Women’s Day, calling it a version of “branded female empowerment.” (Starbucks has shared that for International Women’s Day, they’re also planning to release two playlists, one which will include Grande.)

“You cannot write better parody of woke capitalism than the actual thing,” one Twitter user wrote, adding, “Happy International Women’s Day from Ariana Grande and Starbucks. You’re doing feminism with the coffee.” Ariana only responded to say International Women’s Day is on March 8, but didn’t address the criticism further.

She later tweeted about her upcoming tour, which is going to keep her busy the next few months—we’re guessing she’s going to be drinking a lot of her own coffee when she needs a boost.

Ariana Grande Has Unveiled Her Very Own Cloud-Themed Starbucks Drink

Yesterday, March 4, Ariana Grande posted a mysterious tweet directed at Starbucks that featured a string of seemingly random emoji. But it turns out she wasn’t just craving caffeine. The singer just unveiled that she’s actually teamed up with the coffee company to release her very own drink: the Cloud Macchiato.

Starbucks then revealed in a tweet that the new drink comes in caramel and cinnamon, and it’s so “light and fluffy they’re basically a cloud in a cup.” No, there is no Grande-branded sweetener involved, but the concoction does contain a vanilla-flavored foam made with egg white powder, which causes it to appear cloudlike. That frothy quality also explains why the company had been nonstop tweeting about clouds in the last 24 hours.

“We’ve long been fans of Ariana Grande’s (and we’re both fans of Clouds), so we’re excited to work with her to celebrate the debut of Cloud Macchiato,” Starbucks said in a statement, according to USA Today.

Grande, meanwhile, tweeted a few photos in a Starbucks apron and hashtagged them #starbucksambassador. Within just a few minutes, fans had already swarmed their local baristas and started posting pictures of the drink. One fan, whom Ariana retweeted, let the world know that they could “officially confirm that the caramel cloud macchiato does indeed slap.”

However, others had some very legitimate questions. The egg white powder doesn’t appear to be safe for vegans who still want a side of cloud in their beverage. And others took issue with Grande partnering up with a big corporation so close to International Women’s Day, calling it a version of “branded female empowerment.” (Starbucks has shared that for International Women’s Day it’s also planning to release two playlists, one which will include Grande.)

“You cannot write better parody of woke capitalism than the actual thing,” one Twitter user wrote, adding, “Happy International Women’s Day from Ariana Grande and Starbucks. You’re doing feminism with the coffee.” Grande only responded to say International Women’s Day is on March 8, but didn’t address the criticism further.

Grande later tweeted about her upcoming tour, which is going to keep her busy the next few months—we’re guessing she’s going to be drinking a lot of her own coffee when she needs a boost.

Tierra Whack Brings The Monsters Out In ‘Only Child’ Performance on Kimmel

Last night, Tierra Whack brought her unique blend of weirdness to Jimmy Kimmel Live! with a performance of “Only Child.” Since releasing the eclectic tune last week, fans were left wondering how she would bring it to life visually. While the video isn’t out yet, we have our first glimpse of what it should look like.

Whack’s 2018 visual album Whack World was a mesmerizing battlefield of colors that showed that she liked to do things slightly different than everyone else. It was also an appetizer. Her Kimmel performance “Only Child” is proof that not only can she match this level of output, she can also exceed it. The show starts with her walking a carriage onto the stage with a grotesque figure dangling from its seat. The stage’s computer-generated background is a decrepit park at night filled with equally grotesque creates. These creatures also decorate her blood red dress. But though the scene is dark, Whack’s soft vocals shine through with their honesty and grounded nature.

“Only Child” isn’t the only recent taste of Whack’s fresh tunes. She released “Clones” last week, and that track’s completely different direction is yet another indicator of the many dimensions in which her creative soul is split across. This could signal something larger in the near future coming from the rapper (perhaps a project?). For now, all we can do is wait and see.

Check out the creepy, yet oddly adorable performance up above.

Midsommar Trailer Is Unsettling And Awesome

Last year, writer and director Ari Aster burst onto the scene and added another chapter in the horror renaissance with his feature directorial debut Hereditary. Apparently not one to rest on his laurels, Ari Aster is already back with his follow-up, the mysterious horror film Midsommar. The first trailer for Midsommar has arrived and as you might expect, it is both unsettling and awesome. Check it out:

When it’s done well, I’m a big fan of trailers that focus more on teasing the film’s tone versus laying out the specific plot beats, and that’s what we get from the Midsommar trailer. The logline for the film is that a young woman joins her boyfriend on a summer trip where things go awry, and this trailer doesn’t really tell us much more than that, thus maintaining the mystery. It’s more about conveying a feeling, and the feeling that we get here is deeply unsettling.

The imagery paints a picture of a joyous festival. The desaturated color palette, blown out highlights and the almost-Wes Andersonian symmetry in some of the shots are meant to evoke an idyllic picture of summer. The whole thing has this hazy nostalgic quality to it, giving off a magical flower power vision of what we think of as summer. The letterbox is even white! So how can something so beautiful be so unsettling?

The cadence and the minimalistic score of this trailer build slowly, like clockwork ticking down to some inevitable terror, the evil lurking beneath the heavenly and colorful veneer. All the while there is a weirdness to the people we are seeing and what they are saying, and the skepticism on Florence Pugh’s character’s face echoes our own. We wonder what is off about this place then towards the end of the trailer we find out.

Midsommar might mean midsummer, but this trailer might as well be called The Horror of Hippies. It’s not entirely clear what is going on, but there seems to be some cult-ish, paganism-type stuff at play. Given the ending of Hereditary, Ari Aster seems to have a fascination with such ideas. There is a shot of someone with bloody hands against a rune-covered rock, a horribly disfigured person, some strange ritual and a bear being dissected. Something sinister is definitely happening and Florence Pugh’s Dani will somehow have to escape it.

Another thing that unsettles throughout this trailer is the noise the characters keep making. Hereditary’s marketing showed how terrifying children are with Charlie’s clucking noise, a noise that moviegoers who thought themselves original and funny decided to make in the theater. Here the members of this group/participants in this festival are making this exhale sound with their mouths that kind of reminds me of a noise the kids made in the movement sequence in The OA.

Which makes you think, what’s with Ari Aster and noisemaking and how much trouble did he have staying quiet in school?

Midsommar has a great young cast which is led by We’re the Millers and Detroit’s Will Poulter and Florence Pugh, who just starred in the acclaimed wrestling flick Fighting with my Family. All in all, this is an awesome trailer, and as someone who admired the craft of Hereditary more than I actually liked the movie itself, Midsommar just vaulted into one of my most anticipated movies this year.

The festivities begin when Midsommar opens in theaters on August 9. Check out our 2019 release schedule to keep track of all the year’s biggest movies, and for the latest in why Midsommar is still less horrifying than Fyre Festival, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.

The Original Scooby Doo Actors Had A Mixed Reaction To The New Cast

No pop culture property is going to remain dormant for too long when Hollywood has the opportunity to use it. It’s been 15 years since popular 1970s animated character Scooby-Doo and his mystery solving buddies were on the big screen, and that’s more enough time to justify a reboot. A new animated film is on the way, and some of the actors from the early-2000s live-action version have feelings. Matthew Lillard, who played Shaggy, is more than a little upset to discover that he’s being replaced, and also annoyed he didn’t get any sort of a heads up.

Last week it was announced that a new animated Scooby-Doo movie was being produced with names like Will Forte and Gina Rodriguez attached to voice the familiar characters that we all remember from the various versions of the cartoon show that started in 1969 and has existed in one form or another ever since.

Of course, for fans of a certain age, the most well-known version of these characters may have come from a pair of live-action movies. The first was released in 2002 and, while it wasn’t exactly a critical darling, it ended up grossing over $270 million around the world. That was good enough to spawn the sequel, 2004’s Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

While it seemed highly unlikely that we were ever going to get another live-action Scooby-Doo at this point, at least with the same cast, it wouldn’t be the first time that a franchise was brought back after a long hiatus. The one thing a reboot does do is seemingly make that even less likely as we rarely see a franchise go backwards, though that can happen too.

As with any reboot scenario, there are fans that are less than thrilled to learn of it. There’s often a feeling that a reboot, simply by existing, is a slight to whatever came before.

Not everybody, however, seems to be too bent out of shape over the reboot. Freddie Prinze Jr. who played Fred in the live-action film, alongside wife Sarah Michelle Geller as Daphne, seems to be taking it all in stride. He’s glad Scooby-Doo is making it to the screen in some form for a new generation to enjoy.

While the new movie won’t have any connection to the live-action films, it will be connected to the animated characters. Frank Welker has been the voice of Scooby-Doo himself since 2002, and he’ll reprise his role in the new film, so this new movie isn’t entirely without pedigree.

While the main cast of the new film has been revealed, maybe the previously actors could get voice cameos as a nice nod to their previous work. We’ll have to wait and see. The new Scooby-Doo and company is set to bow in May of 2020.

Brie Larson Had To Work On Her ‘Cool’ Face For Captain Marvel

It took a lot for Room actress Brie Larson to become Captain Marvel. We’ve seen the posts of the months of workouts the actress accomplished to get into shape. However, it takes more than heavy lifting and donning an expensive suit in order to truly become the types of heroes we’ve come to expect in the MCU. Recently, Brie Larson revealed she actually had to train to learn what she dubs Carol Danvers’ “cool face.”

During a recent visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actress revealed that she actually worked with the stunt coordinators on Captain Marvel’s stances. There are moments we see the character in trailers and in posters looking extremely fierce, moments that did not come naturally to Brie Larson, who revealed her “cool face” was just one of “tons of things” she had to learn in order to play the character. She said:

In particular, Brie Larson mentions a scene that fans of the movie have already seen in the trailers. She said the scene is hard to miss because her hair is on fire and she looks somewhat otherworldly, but that it took a long time before she got to that point with the coordinators on set.

In fact, she even showed Kimmel what her original face looked like while she was practicing. Long story short, it’s easy to see why her “cool face” ended up being something Brie Larson really had to work at to play the iconic character.

I mean, that’s cute, but it’s not exactly as worldly and wary as the look she ultimately gives, a look that’s been splashed all over the marketing for Captain Marvel.

Millions of dollars are bandied about to make movies like Captain Marvel a reality. So while in some ways it’s ridiculous to think about someone being at their job and being told they need to work on their “cool face,” in other ways, we totally wouldn’t buy Brie Larson looking wide-eyed and amused at the camera.

Studios really need to get these details right in order to sell a character to the audience and I suppose I’m as thankful that Brie Larson practiced this as much as she did myriad lunges and squats.

Venom 2 May Be Getting A New Director

It’s no secret that superhero movies are everywhere, as multiple studios duke it out for box office supremacy. As such, there is the fear of superhero fatigue, where the genre becomes to oversaturated that the blockbusters all mold together, essentially cancelling themselves out. If any superhero movie had the potential to fade into the background last year, it was Ruben Fleischer’s Venom. Fans weren’t sure how the movie would function without Spider-Man’s inclusion, but Venom ended up making a surprising amount of money at the box office, allowing a sequel to be green-lit by Sony.

Venom‘s sequel is currently in active development, and will likely focus on Woody Harrelson’s Carnage, who was introduced during the film’s credits scene. But now it looks like director Ruben Fleischer won’t be involved in the next installment in the burgeoning franchise. While writer Kelly Marcel will reportedly return to work on the screenplay alongside Tom Hardy, Sony is apparently searching for a new director to helm the upcoming sequel.

This news comes to us from Variety, which reports that Ruben Fleischer will be too busy with other directing projects to return for Venom 2. Instead, Sony will find new talent to helm the follow up film, and hopefully capture the same unique tone. Venom had a dark sense of humor and self-awareness that set it apart from the rest of the genre, so the new director will have to find a way to inhabit the same space in order to please all the moviegoers the first film won over.

Prior to its release, the cards were stacked again Venom from being the success it ended up being in theaters. As previously mentioned, it had the lofty goal of making a Spider-Man character movie without the web slinger, as Sony’s deal with Marvel has Tom Holland’s Peter Parker operating within the Marvel Shared Universe. Venom‘s first trailer gave the fandom particular pause for concern, as it was completely lacking the titular antihero at all, instead coming off as more of an adventure for Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock. The film got even more flack when Jenny Slate’s character mispronounced the word symbiote in the trailer, as audiences grew more concerned.

But Venom ultimately vibrated on its unique frequency, having a closer relation to Fox’s Deadpool franchise than the MCU. The visual affects may have left something to be desired, but Venom was delightfully snarky and crude, while also setting up the ground work for a larger franchise. It still remains to be seen whether Spider-Man will ever make an appearance, but some big concepts were introduced that will hopefully take bloom with its mysterious sequel.

Venom is currently available for home purchase. CinemaBlend will keep you updated on the developing sequel as more details become public. In the meantime, be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Outfit Ideas: The Best Street Style From Fall 2019 Paris Fashion Week

You’d think that by the time they got to Paris, the fashion crowd would be tired of dressing up for fashion shows. But if the street style coming out of the very last Fashion Week for Fall 2019 can teach us anything, it’s that this crew doesn’t waste outfit opportunities.

Paris Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and it showcased some of the most inventive personal style we’ve seen this year. Revamped Canadian tuxedos, daytime evening wear, dressed-down suiting—we saw it all. And we’re leaving Fashion Month with a lot of new outfit ideas to take with us through the spring and summer.

Ahead, see some of the excellent street-style moments to come out of Paris Fashion Week.

DJ Khaled’s New Album Father Of Asahd Will Be Here In No Time At All

When DJ Khaled dropped his 10th — yes, 10th — studio album, Grateful, in 2017, it was clear that his son Asahd was responsible for the LP’s inspiration. Even at barely a year old, he was credited as the executive producer and graced the album’s cover. Now, the DJ is dipping back into his paternal bag with the announcement of when exactly we can expect his new, 11th album, Father of Asahd.

On Tuesday (March 5), Khaled released a brief teaser to build up the energy and reveal that Father of Asahd is dropping in May with the producer’s trademark wide-eyed fury. He speaks with his eyes and bellows with his mouth to a boardroom of people about what his upcoming album will sound like. “I want to fuck the game up,” he exclaims. He flails his arms around and shows that there’s something magical in store for the new album.

As far as details for the upcoming record go, we don’t know much, but what we do know is crucial. He announced on Instagram that the new LP was in the works all the way back last June. There have been teases of Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, and Cardi B, but it appears that nothing’s truly set in stone yet — apart from (maybe) the Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Future collab “Top Off” and the star-studded summer jam “No Brainer.”

But as usual, if the teaser’s any indication, the final product will be truly exciting. Check out the fiery, album-hyping clip above.