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Kristen Stewart Recalls Why Her Decision To Play Princess Diana Felt ‘Irresponsible’ When She Said ‘Yes’

He called me on the phone. At first I hadn’t read the script yet, and he proposed this idea and said he was doing this sort of weird tone poem about Diana, and asked whether or not I would be interested in tackling the subject at all, before he sent the script. Kind of without thinking, very irresponsibly, I said ‘Yes, absolutely.’

Cry Macho Streaming: How To Watch The New Clint Eastwood Movie

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There are few actors, directors, or Hollywood icons who have brought audiences to movie houses around the world more so than Clint Eastwood. Whether it’s starring in iconic westerns like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, directing hard-hitting crime dramas like Mystic River, or doing both with the likes of Unforgiven, Eastwood continues to provide moviegoers with memorable experiences. The same can be said about his latest effort Cry Macho, the gritty neo-western about an ex-rodeo star who is hired to go find and bring back his former boss’ son from Mexico. But unlike the rest of Eastwood’s previous releases, you can watch Cry Macho streaming from the comfort of your own home — and here’s how.

Jennifer Lopez’s Post-Workout Skin-Care Routine Is Just Three Steps Long

Jennifer Lopez doesn’t keep secrets—at least when it comes to her skin care routine.

You might think she had no more skin routines to share after posting her entire three-step nighttime skin care routine for fans this past New Year’s and then her four-step morning process a full six months later, but now, the JLo Beauty mogul is giving fans a look at exactly what she puts on her face post-workout.

To be as real as possible, Lopez started the JLo Beauty IGTV video fresh from a workout. However, for the Hustlers star, that does not mean makeup-free. “I can’t leave the house without lip gloss and mascara, like, I have to do that,” she says before going in with her That Hit Single gel-cream cleanser to remove the excess makeup and grime. 

Second step: her signature That JLo Glow serum.  “There’s not a morning, there’s not an evening, there’s not a moment that I’m not putting this on,” Lopez says as she gently rubs the serum in circles on her face and down her neck. “It is the magic ingredient, the secret sauce, the Fountain of Youth, the vitamin for your face.” In fact, she puts this serum practically everywhere, even across her brow. “I even like to go behind my ears and down my neck. Give myself a little face massage. I love this,” she says. “This feels so amazing.”

Step number three does not get enough press, in Jennifer Lopez’s opinion: sunscreen. For Lopez, that means generously applying That Big Screen moisturizer with SPF 30. This takes what would have been two steps and whittles it down to one. “It’s a multitasking formula,” she says. “If you just use this as a moisturizer, it would be great. If you use it as sunscreen, it would be great, but now you have both.”

If you do that, Lopez promises you’ll be copping her glow in no time. “All of our products are going to give you a glow,” she swears. “You’ll just look like you have baby skin.”

JLo Beauty That Hit Single Cleanser

$38

JLo Beauty

That JLo Glow Serum

$79

JLo Beauty

That Big Screen SPF 30 Moisturizer

$54

JLo Beauty

And there you have it! Just remember, everybody’s skin is different. If you’re like me and have sensitive skin, applying a full routine between your morning and nightly regimen might cause irritation. In that case, a moisturizer and sunscreen (or a two-in-one like That Big Screen) could be all you need after washing the sweat and makeup off your face. 

Still, Jennifer Lopez has much more knowledge to impart. In the final moments of her six-minute video, Lopez teased the skin and makeup routine she applies in the car on her way to work, which includes a face mask, sunscreen, foundation, and a few more steps. “I think I’m going to do that five-minute routine for you one day,” she promised. “Not today but one day.” 

We’ll just be here refreshing the JLo Beauty Instagram page. 


14 Need-to-Know Jewelry Brands to Up Your Accessories Game

Injecting a simple jeans-and-tee look with a little oomph isn’t the easiest of tasks, unless, of course, you have the best jewelry brands at your disposal. There’s a reason jewels are typically considered the final touch—everything from huggies to pendant necklaces and even dainty drop earrings can add a bit of dazzle to the otherwise drab, and while classic fine jewelry brands like Cartier, Bvlgari, and Tiffany & Co are undoubtedly the heavyweights, they’re not your only option. Thanks to rising jewelry stars, there’s plenty of shine to go around. Ahead, the best jewelry brands you should be paying close attention to.

Monica Vinader

The name Monica Vinader might make you think of the royals, as both Kate Middleton (who’s worn the Siren earrings below) and Meghan Markle (a fan of the bracelets) have been seen wearing her pieces. But there’s a lot more to the line than being a palace fave. In 2020, the brand made a turn towards sustainability, in which it began prioritizing materials like recycled sterling silver and recycled gold vermeil—as well as sustainably sourced diamonds, gemstones, and pearls.

Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings

$175

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader Doina Baroque Pearl Earrings

$295

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Bracelet

$450

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader Signature Thin Bangle

$395

Monica Vinader

Idyl

Many brands are prioritizing laboratory-grown diamonds because they use sustainable ingredients and are less expensive than mined diamonds. That’s precisely why Idyl, an emerging Belgium-based modular jewelry brand, features only lab-grown diamonds in its handmade pieces. (For the uninitiated, the modular design means you can start with a base piece and mix and match add-ons for a near-custom look.) With A-listers like Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, and Jamie Chung all wearing Idyl, this is a name that won’t stay small for long.

Idyl The Hybrid Set

Idyl Laila Charm with Chain

Idyl Lucia Earring

Idyl Apollo Earring

Kinn Studio

This AAPI-owned brand Kinn is all about bringing you the classics. Those every day, heirloom-inspired herringbone chains and signet rings look decades-old—and you might keep them for that long, too. We’re especially into the brand’s anklet as a subtle nod to the ‘90s moment. (But you can go full dELiA*s catalog by adding thin slouchy socks and low-top lace-ups, too.)

Kinn Micro Rolo Anklet

$140

Kinn Studio

Kinn Petite Signet Ring

$380

Kinn Studio

Kinn Carter Flat Herringbone Chain II

$580

Kinn Studio

Kinn Classic Hoop Earrings

$320

Kinn Studio

SVNR

Who’s double-tapped any time they saw Christina Tung’s brand SVNR pop up in their feed? (Guilty.) It’s understandable: SVNR‘s playful designs (think milky quartz earrings or pastel rainbow necklace) are total eye candy. But that’s not the only reason they deserve a spot in your jewelry box. The sustainability-minded designer *also* works with used, upcycled materials to craft statement pieces that you’ll reach for when you’re in the mood to stand out.

SVNR Amalfi Necklace

SVNR Hilo Earring

SVNR Pi Max Hoop in Jet

SVNR Bangalore Earring

Jennifer Behr

Gossip Girl may be partially responsible for putting designer Jennifer Behr on the map—our favorite moody debutante Leighton Meester loved herself an intricate Behr headband—but the designer’s wedding-worthy hair accessories and ethereal jewelry have kept her at the top. Since 2005, the Brooklyn-based jeweler has continued to create pieces that look dreamy but still have that touch of downtown. 

Jennifer Behr Lauryn Earrings

$275

Shopbop

Jennifer Behr Gemma Bobby Pin

$82

Shopbop

Jennifer Behr Rhea Necklace

$198

Shopbop

Jennifer Behr Tara Hoops

$140

Shopbop

Mejuri

You might already be a fan of Mejuri’s low-key aesthetic, but we’re still stocking up on everything from stacked rings to tennis bracelets. CEO Noura Sakkijha co-founded the brand with her husband, and together they’ve created coverable DTC pieces that are worth all the street cred, in part because they look way more expensive than they are. Expect everyday trendy jewelry that’s surprisingly affordable

Mejuri Pavé Diamond Bar Bracelet

$495

Mejuri

Mejuri Diamond Letter Pendant

$195

Mejuri

Mejuri Heirloom Ring

$550

Mejuri

Mejuri Croissant Dôme Hoop

Vrai

Vrai diamonds are grown in an energy-efficient foundry in the Pacific West, then cut and polished to the highest of standards by top-notch cutters in Belgium. The result? Truly breathtaking pieces, from special-occasion carats to everyday staples. The shopping process for engagement rings is hyper-specific enough to satisfy even the pickiest among us—simply select from 15 shapes (round, oval, pear, baguette, emerald, marquise, and more), then choose from three metal bands. 

Vrai x Bottletop Bracelet

Vrai Pave Huggie Hoop

Vrai Mixed Cuff Ring

Vrai Tiny Station Necklace

Ten Wilde

If you get West Coast feels from looking at Tenisha Wilde’s all-gold line, you’d be correct—Ten Wilde is practically a showcase for her California roots (she’s from NorCal). Pieces are versatile while feeling elevated, ranging from gold hoop earrings to medallion pearl necklaces that easily punch up easy-going looks.

Ten Wilde 14k Gold Stacking Ring

$32

Ten Wilde

Ten Wilde Ophelia Chain

$49

Ten Wilde

Ten Wilde Large Orb Hoops

$32

Ten Wilde

Ten Wilde Medallion Pearl Necklace

$86

Ten Wilde

Studs

Bookmark Studs for those intricate piercings that run up your lobe. One part ear-piercing studio and one part jewelry brand (they did Kaia Gerber’s snakebites a couple of years ago) you’ll find, yes, studs for everything from conch to helix to rook piercings—all at wallet-friendly price points. The brand is based in New York, so naturally you’ll find little MTA card motifs and bodega coffee cups among its many offerings. 

Studs 18k Princess Mini Stud

Studs Bar Chain Stud

Studs The Big Apple Set

$98$78

Studs

Studs Starburst Stud Single

Gorjana

The Gorjana jewelry line is one you’ve likely seen out in the wild. It’s incredibly popular among the big names (Michelle Obama is a fan, NBD) with zodiac coin necklaces, rose-gold signet rings, and jewel-toned studs leading the charge. Give the layering set a go and build your lewk from there.

Gorjana Parker Layering Set

$108

Gorjana

Gorjana Diamonds Stacking Ring

$130

Gorjana

Gorjana Blue Sapphire Trinity Studs

$230

Gorjana

Gorjana Venice Bracelet

$60

Gorjana

Luv AJ

It’s hard to believe Los Angeles cool-girl Amanda Thomas launched her brand Luv AJ over 15 years ago—it still feels so fresh and relevant. You won’t catch any minimalist vibes here; her aesthetic is more bold bling than anything else. Consider it the ultimate going-out sparkle, since a star hoop door-knocker set or double coin charm necklace is hard to compete with.

Luv AJ x Revolve Double Coin Charm Necklace

$113

Revolve

Luv AJ Pave Paper Clip Earrings

$75

Revolve

Luv AJ Pave Star Hoops

$125

Revolve

Luv AJ Two-Toned Timepiece Bracelet

$110

Revolve

Lele Sadoughi

Though Lele Sadoughi is practically the queen of ‘80s-inspired headbands, which you can find emblazoned with pearls, crystals, and knots, she’s been doing a lot more than just producing whimsical hair accessories. The designer honed her craftsmanship skills at J.Crew, where she helped launch its own jewelry line, before striking out on her own in 2012. These days, you’ll find her playing with color and texture within each piece of jewelry she creates.  

Lele Sadoughi Spur Stud Earrings

$95

Shopbop

Lele Sadoughi Ashford Heart Stud Earrings

$45

Shopbop

Lele Sadoughi Stacked Stone Cord Bracelet

$95

Shopbop

Lele Sadoughi Imitation Pearl Medium Hoops

$95

Shopbop

Able

During a trip to Ethiopia, the founders of Able met and trained two former commercial sex workers to make scarves as a means of helping them earn a salary. The scarves took off, and Able quickly established itself as a pioneer in ethical fashion, guaranteeing a living wage to all employees—even sharing those salaries with the public. The Nashville, TN-based brand has opened a second headquarters in Ethiopia and since expanded into shoes, clothing, and delicate, minimalist-minded jewelry—so you can buy your huggies and feel good about it, too.

Able Phrase Necklace

Able Pearl Huggie Hoops

Able X Ring

Able Letter Necklace

Lightbox

Whether you’re hunting for diamond rings or just swapping bangles for high-quality bar bracelets, Lightbox is the spot for lab-grown diamonds. All diamonds over .20 carats have been quality-checked by the brand, which even provides proof; the brand uses a laser inscription to identify that each rock has been inspected for cut, color, clarity, and, of course, carat. Keep your eye out for the 1/2 Pierced Pendant set in a gleaming white gold—it’s a true sparkler. 

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond Princess Cut 14k Gold Pendant

$1,150

Lightbox

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond 1/8ct. Mini Round Brilliant Solitaire Stud

$125

Lightbox

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond 1/2ct. Pierced Gold Pendant

$650

Lightbox

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond Bar Bracelet

$900

Lightbox

14 Jewelry Brands to Keep on Your Radar

Injecting a simple jeans and tee look with a little oomph isn’t the easiest of tasks, unless, of course, you have the best jewelry brands at your disposal. There’s a reason jewels are typically considered the final touch—everything from huggies to pendant necklaces and even dainty drop earrings can add a bit of dazzle to the otherwise drab, and while classic fine jewelry brands like Cartier, Bulgari, and Tiffany & Co. are undoubtedly the heavyweights, they’re not your only option. Thanks to rising jewelry stars, there’s plenty of shine to go around. Ahead, the best jewelry brands you should be paying close attention to.

Monica Vinader

The name Monica Vinader might make you think of the royals, as both Kate Middleton (who’s worn the Siren earrings, below) and Meghan Markle (a fan of the bracelets) have been seen wearing her pieces. But there’s a lot more to the line than being a palace fave. In 2020 the brand made a turn toward sustainability and began prioritizing materials like recycled sterling silver and recycled gold vermeil—as well as sustainably sourced diamonds, gemstones, and pearls.

Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings

$175

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader Doina Baroque Pearl Earrings

$295

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader Alta Capture Charm Bracelet

$450

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader Signature Thin Bangle

$395

Monica Vinader

Idyl

Many brands are prioritizing laboratory-grown diamonds because they use sustainable ingredients and are less expensive than mined diamonds. That’s precisely why Idyl, an emerging Belgium-based modular jewelry brand, features only lab-grown diamonds in its handmade pieces. (For the uninitiated, the modular design means you can start with a base piece and mix and match add-ons for a near-custom look.) With A-listers like Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, and Jamie Chung all wearing Idyl, this is a name that won’t stay small for long.

Idyl The Hybrid Set

Idyl Laila Charm With Chain

Idyl Lucia Earring

Idyl Apollo Earring

Kinn Studio

This AAPI-owned brand Kinn is all about bringing you the classics. Those everyday, heirloom-inspired herringbone chains and signet rings look decades old—and you might keep them for that long too. We’re especially into the brand’s anklet as a subtle nod to the ’90s moment. (But you can go full Delia’s catalog by adding thin slouchy socks and low-top lace-ups too.)

Kinn Micro Rolo Anklet

$140

Kinn Studio

Kinn Petite Signet Ring

$380

Kinn Studio

Kinn Carter Flat Herringbone Chain II

$580

Kinn Studio

Kinn Classic Hoop Earrings

$320

Kinn Studio

SVNR

Who’s double-tapped anytime they see Christina Tung’s brand SVNR pop up in their feed? (Guilty.) It’s understandable: SVNR‘s playful designs (think milky quartz earrings or pastel rainbow necklace) are total eye candy. But that’s not the only reason they deserve a spot in your jewelry box. The sustainability-minded designer also works with used, upcycled materials to craft statement pieces that you’ll reach for when you’re in the mood to stand out.

SVNR Amalfi Necklace

SVNR Hilo Earring

SVNR Pi Max Hoop in Jet

SVNR Bangalore Earring

Jennifer Behr

Gossip Girl may be partially responsible for putting designer Jennifer Behr on the map—our favorite moody debutante Leighton Meester loved herself an intricate Behr headband—but the designer’s wedding-worthy hair accessories and ethereal jewelry have kept her at the top. Since 2005, the Brooklyn-based jeweler has continued to create pieces that look dreamy but still have that touch of downtown. 

Jennifer Behr Lauryn Earrings

$275

Shopbop

Jennifer Behr Gemma Bobby Pin

$82

Shopbop

Jennifer Behr Rhea Necklace

$198

Shopbop

Jennifer Behr Tara Hoops

$140

Shopbop

Mejuri

You might already be a fan of Mejuri’s low-key aesthetic, but we’re still stocking up on everything from stacked rings to tennis bracelets. CEO Noura Sakkijha cofounded the brand with her husband, and together they’ve created covetable direct-to-consumer pieces that are worth all the street cred, in part because they look way more expensive than they are. Expect everyday trendy jewelry that’s surprisingly affordable

Mejuri Pavé Diamond Bar Bracelet

$495

Mejuri

Mejuri Diamond Letter Pendant

$195

Mejuri

Mejuri Heirloom Ring

$550

Mejuri

Mejuri Croissant Dôme Hoop

Vrai

Vrai diamonds are grown in an energy-efficient foundry in the Pacific West, then cut and polished to the highest of standards by top-notch cutters in Belgium. The result? Truly breathtaking pieces, from special-occasion carats to everyday staples. The shopping process for engagement rings is hyper specific enough to satisfy even the pickiest among us—simply select from 15 shapes (round, oval, pear, baguette, emerald, marquise, and more), then choose from three metal bands. 

Vrai x Bottletop Bracelet

Vrai Pave Huggie Hoop

Vrai Mixed Cuff Ring

Vrai Tiny Station Necklace

Ten Wilde

If you get West Coast feels from looking at Tenisha Wilde’s all-gold line, you’d be correct—Ten Wilde is practically a showcase for her California roots (she’s from NorCal). Pieces are versatile while feeling elevated, ranging from gold hoop earrings to medallion pearl necklaces that easily punch up easygoing looks.

Ten Wilde 14-Karat-Gold Stacking Ring

$32

Ten Wilde

Ten Wilde Ophelia Chain

$49

Ten Wilde

Ten Wilde Large Orb Hoops

$32

Ten Wilde

Ten Wilde Medallion Pearl Necklace

$86

Ten Wilde

Studs

One part ear-piercing studio and one part jewelry brand (it did Kaia Gerber’s snakebites a couple of years ago), Studs is the place to go for those intricate piercings that run up your lobe. You’ll find, yes, studs in every style from conch to helix to rook piercings—all at wallet-friendly price points. The brand is based in New York, so naturally you’ll find little MTA-card motifs and bodega coffee cups among its many offerings. 

Studs 18k Princess Mini Stud

Studs Bar Chain Stud

Studs The Big Apple Set

$98$78

Studs

Studs Starburst Stud Single

Gorjana

The Gorjana jewelry line is one you’ve likely seen out in the wild. It’s incredibly popular among the big names (Michelle Obama is a fan, NBD) with zodiac coin necklaces, rose gold signet rings, and jewel-toned studs leading the charge. Give the layering set a go and build your lewk from there.

Gorjana Parker Layering Set

$108

Gorjana

Gorjana Diamonds Stacking Ring

$130

Gorjana

Gorjana Blue Sapphire Trinity Studs

$230

Gorjana

Gorjana Venice Bracelet

$60

Gorjana

Luv AJ

It’s hard to believe Los Angeles cool girl Amanda Thomas launched her brand Luv AJ over 15 years ago—it still feels so fresh and relevant. You won’t catch any minimalist vibes here; her aesthetic is more bold bling than anything else. Consider it the ultimate going-out sparkle, since a star hoop door knocker set or double coin charm necklace is hard to compete with.

Luv AJ x Revolve Double Coin Charm Necklace

$113

Revolve

Luv AJ Pave Paper Clip Earrings

$75

Revolve

Luv AJ Pave Star Hoops

$125

Revolve

Luv AJ Two-Toned Timepiece Bracelet

$110

Revolve

Lele Sadoughi

Though Lele Sadoughi is practically the queen of ’80s-inspired headbands, which you can find emblazoned with pearls, crystals, and knots, she’s been doing a lot more than producing whimsical hair accessories. The designer honed her craftsmanship skills at J.Crew, where she helped launch its own jewelry line, before striking out on her own in 2012. These days you’ll find her playing with color and texture within each piece of jewelry she creates.  

Lele Sadoughi Spur Stud Earrings

$95

Shopbop

Lele Sadoughi Ashford Heart Stud Earrings

$45

Shopbop

Lele Sadoughi Stacked Stone Cord Bracelet

$95

Shopbop

Lele Sadoughi Imitation Pearl Medium Hoops

$95

Shopbop

Able

During a trip to Ethiopia, the founders of Able met and trained two former commercial sex workers to make scarves as a means of helping them earn a salary. The scarves took off, and Able quickly established itself as a pioneer in ethical fashion, guaranteeing a living wage to all employees—even sharing those salaries with the public. The Nashville-based brand has opened a second headquarters, in Ethiopia, and since expanded into shoes, clothing, and delicate, minimalist-minded jewelry—so you can buy your huggies and feel good about it too.

Able Phrase Necklace

Able Pearl Huggie Hoops

Able X Ring

Able Letter Necklace

Lightbox

Whether you’re hunting for diamond rings or just swapping bangles for high-quality bar bracelets, Lightbox is the spot for lab-grown diamonds. All diamonds over .20 carats have been quality-checked by the brand, which even provides proof; the brand uses a laser inscription to identify that each rock has been inspected for cut, color, clarity, and, of course, carat. Keep your eye out for the half-carate Pierced Pendant set in a gleaming white gold—it’s a true sparkler. 

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond Princess Cut 14-Karat-Gold Pendant

$1,150

Lightbox

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond 1/8-Carat Mini Round Brilliant Solitaire Stud

$125

Lightbox

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond 1/2-Carat Pierced Gold Pendant

$650

Lightbox

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond Bar Bracelet

$900

Lightbox

Disney World Is Ending Rise Of The Resistance’s Virtual Queue Just Before It Adds A New Attraction

When Rise of the Resistance first launched at Disneyland and and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios it was Disney Parks’ most anticipated attraction in years. And so, in order to deal with what was expected to be massive demand, it implemented a new Virtual Queue system. Rather than simply getting in line, or getting a FastPass+ return time, guests had to request their place in line via an app, and wait to be notified when it was time to return and actually get in line. There was no Standby Line option, and since FastPass was never offered on the ride, if you couldn’t get a virtual queue return time, you simply couldn’t get on the ride at all, but that will change beginning September 22.

Today Disney World announced that on September 22 the virtual queue will be “paused” and that instead, guests will be able to simply get in a traditional standby line in order to experience the attraction. The timing of the decision is interesting because barely more than a week later, on October 1, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will open at Epcot, and it’s already announced that the ride will use the virtual queue system when it opens.

More to come…

Disneyland Resort’s New Imagineer-Designed Tenaya Stone Spa Is An Attraction With A Story All Its Own

Part of that focus inward, and downward, includes looking down at the floor itself. The floor is wood, but rather than being wood planks, it’s made up of wood rounds. By being able to see these rounds, including the rings, there’s a stronger connection to the tree’s life and its history. There’s also, not coincidently, the opportunity to throw in more than few hidden Mickeys.

Brie Larson Has Abs For Days As Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels Films

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Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently in full swing, and there are a number of highly anticipated projects currently in the works. This includes Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels, which will serve as Brie Larson’s second starring vehicle. And Larson has abs for days as The Marvels is filming.

Dune’s Denis Villeneuve Talks Star Wars And Being A Movie Fanboy At Heart

Director Denis Villeneuve has built a special reputation in Hollywood. As the director of movies like Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, and the upcoming Dune, he’s a director of science fiction movies, but also of a certain type of science fiction movie. Villeneuve makes “smart” sci-fi, a more esoteric cerebral type of sci-fi that we don’t see as often on the big screen. It’s made the director a darling of awards season year after year, something which may happen yet again this year with Dune. Villeneuve says that his reputation as an intellectual filmmaker is one that he himself has tried to cultivate, but the reality is he’s just a Star Wars nerd like the rest of us.

James Wan Explains How Aquaman Influenced Malignant

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James Wan made his name in horror launching franchises like Saw and The Conjuring, before being handed to the reins to major studio franchises like Fast & Furious and Aquaman. While Wan has shown he’s more than capable of doing things outside of horror, he’s continued to return to the genre after making his major tentpole movies, and it seems that’s been a purposeful choice. Wan says the major way that Aquaman influenced his decision to make his new film, Malignant, was that after making the CGI heavy action movie he wanted to do something about as far from that as possible.