The Rise Of Hulkamania Better Be Told Through A Montage
If the Hulk Hogan movie focuses on the rise of Hulkamania in 1984, then I really, really, really hope that a lot of what leads to the first WrestleMania is told through the hallmark of any great ’80s movie: the montage. Just imagine about halfway through the movie when Hogan returns to WWF and finds himself selling out arena after arena, appearing on late-night talk shows, recording an album, and just being the superstar that he was at the time all told through a montage.
Warning: spoilers for Greyhound are in the water. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, turn around and come back once you’ve experienced it for yourself.
This weekend sees Tom Hanks headed into another perilous adventure based on a true story, as Greyhound makes its debut on Apple TV+. However, if you’re a Hanks fan, or a World War II history nut, you probably already knew this. In which case, you’re here to read more about what exactly Greyhound’s ending entails, as the film is a little vague about where it leaves Hanks’ Captain Ernest Krause. As it turns out, the finale to the film actually takes on a bit of a different meaning when you really look at it.
Eliza Completely Embodies The Intentions Of Hamilton
To round out my point, Eliza Hamilton has a place in the title more than any other character (including Alexander) because she embodies the story Lin-Manuel Miranda is looking to tell within the framework of his hip-hop musical. In Hamilton, the playwright cleverly used actors of different backgrounds than the actual Founding Fathers to add a contemporary take on their vision at a time when they were underdogs in America. However, this cannot mask these characters actually being white men of privilege who have been glorified for centuries since. More intensely than Alexander’s status as an immigrant and orphan were the struggles of women at the time, especially for Eliza, one who lost her child and husband, who would have provided her with the money she needed to survive.
At any rate, getting family requests for granola seems like a big deal to me, because, honestly, who really loves granola? So, while Schwarzenegger also noted during her interview that she’s been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing, especially in the kitchen, it sounds like she’s already got Top Chef level granola skills.
The final two installments of Hunger Games which broke apart Suzanne Collins’ final novel introduced a slew of exciting new characters to the cast including Elden Henson’s Pollux, a documentarian who follows Katniss throughout the final act. The performance certainly wasn’t enough to showcase the actor’s full-on talent considering the character doesn’t have a tongue, but it led into Elden Henson taking his most high-profile role yet as Foggy Nelson in Daredevil, which expanded into Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Defenders. Sadly, Netflix’s plans for their own Marvel universe have since been cancelled, but Henson’s Foggy is iconic!
Netflix’s The Old Guard debuted on the service today, but if you’ve already seen the movie, you know that it sort of betrays its graphic novel origins by setting up the idea that we could see more of it in the future. So is Netflix already planning to turn The Old Guard into a franchise? We asked the film’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, that very question, and while it seems there are no specific plans for such things at this moment, it certainly could happen.
We’re giving away two prints, seen above, from the latest release from minimalist artist, S. Preston. Known for his officially licensed artwork for the MLB, S. Preston is excited to announce his latest release in the STAR WARS MINIMALIST series featuring iconic characters R2-D2, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader. You can find all of his prints on his site here, find him on Twitter here, and on Facebook here. We’re giving away a print of R2-D2 and a print of Darth Vader to one lucky winner. Interested in winning? Just enter your email below. We’ll select the winner at random on July 21st.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s comments on WIRED highlight how much Hamilton has pierced the pop culture lexicon, and what a conversation started the Tony Award winning musical continues to be. The show itself is consistent, but it changes based on what’s happening in the real world, as well as who is in the audience. While there’s no doubt countless example of this, Miranda specifically mentions one lyric from the song Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) about immigrants that has gained more popularity as a result of current events.
I recently had a chance to speak with Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 director Megan Harding about the process of creating the series. Since nobody knew where the movie itself was going, Harding and her team simply did their best trying to get the footage and the interviews that they thought would make for good stories, but that didn’t always happen. Sometimes threads that looked promising ended up going nowhere, but that meant that all the footage that had already been captured had no place in the final product.
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of… Dominic Toretto and his merry family of criminals? It sounds like that could be the honest truth, as what started as a joke about where F9, or any Fast and Furious sequel for that matter, could head to top the franchise’s already high bar of spectacle could become a very present reality. At least, that’s what Chris “Ludacris” Bridges seems to be suggesting, as he stoked the fires to this rather stellar possibility just recently.