For those unfamiliar with the Cater Hall iteration of Hawkman, he started out as Prince Khufu, who lived in ancient Egypt and discovered a crashed Thanagarian ship containing Nth metal, the substance that allows Hawkman to fly. Khufu and his consort Chay-Ara were killed by the jealous priest known as Hath-Set, but the couple’s love allowed their souls to endure, resulting in them continuing to be reincarnated across many lifetimes. By the 1940s (or simply contemporary times, depending on the continuity) Khufu and Chay-Ara are living as Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders, and fighting crime as Hawkman and Hawkgirl, respectively.
There was a time when the biggest thing in video games was a simple independently developed horror title called Five Nights at Freddy’s. Of course, it’s possible that the game itself was somewhat less popular than the act of watching another person play it and leap out of their skin during one of the franchise’s trademark jump scares, but it was popular nonetheless. The game may not be the biggest name in the industry currently, but it’s still well regarded, so much so that a movie adaptation has been in development for years, and apparently, still is.
For a long stretch, Maria Bakalova’s character was with a babysitter named Jeanise Jones. Bakalova had to pretend to believe in a much different worldview and Jeanise Jones, buying into it, does what she can to help her and change her perspective. Bakalova’s commitment to the role is commendable; it could have been so easy to not be able to take herself seriously and start laughing, but she stayed in character. Which, as a side note, is also a little heartbreaking for Jones, who was duped by the performance.
The Harry Potter franchise has been dominating popular culture for decades, with entire generations brought up on the Wizarding World. J.K. Rowling continues to expand that universe with theme parks, stage plays, as well as the Fantastic Beasts film franchise. The latter is directed by David Yates who is planning a five-film arc. Fantastic Beasts 3 has recently begun filming across the pond, although it made headlines after Johnny Depp was fired from his role as the villainous Grindelwald. And there’s now also a report as to how author J.K. Rowling responded to this shake-up.
Henry Cavill certainly pulls off the traditional James Bond look without a problem. All the poster really does is change his clothes into a dark suit and give the man a gun, but really, when it comes to James Bond movie posters, what else do you really need? If this was the movie poster for the next James Bond movie, it would probably sell a few tickets. And bonus points for the fictional movie title. While Need To Know may not be the most creative title in the world, it does give the two letter Os that can be used to create 007, and one can imagine such a title being chosen simply for the marketing capabilities.
Despite its delay, anticipation for Jurassic World: Dominion is still at a fever pitch. This excitement is no doubt buoyed by the inclusion of the 3 original Jurassic Park stars, who are reuniting for the first time on screen in the blockbuster. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum will also be prominently featured in Dominion, with Colin Trevorrow confirming that they have a large role to play, rather than a quick cameo.
Carla Gugino is an outstanding actress best known for her roles in Sin City and the recent The Haunting of Hill House. She has a history with Zack Snyder, too, though, having appeared in the director’s Watchmen adaptation, Sucker Punch, and as a voice actor in both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman She’s a loyal member of Snyder’s troupe, and she’d be an amazing choice to play Catwoman opposite this older, grizzled Batman that Ben Affleck plays.
Because Ben Affleck’s currently romantically involved with Ana de Armas, though, some have even suggested the young beauty for the part. And yep, that totally works (though she’d be a much younger version of the character on screen, so maybe she’d have to be the latest in a longer line of Catwomen plaguing Gotham).
Musicals aren’t a staple of Hollywood filmmaking the way they once were, but when they do come out, they almost universally get noticed. One big example was 2001’s Moulin Rouge, which was nominated for eight Oscars, including a Best Actress nomination for star Nicole Kidman. The movie wowed a lot of people, and it showed off that Kidman has a solid voice. However, while audiences may have been impressed with the actress’s singing ability, it seems that Nicole Kidman herself is not. She wishes she could sing as well as she could act.
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The Star Wars is one of the most beloved film franchises of all time, as entire generations have been brought up on the galaxy far, far away. George Lucas changed the world of film forever with his original trilogy of movies, and the story was eventually expanded with six main installments, two standalone films, and shows on Disney+. While the filmmaker’s legacy is secured, he hasn’t been involved in the property since Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney. And now we know what his original plans for Leia would have been– and it sounds pretty epic.
The trick, as far as it is one, seems to be the idea of using simple concepts, emotional and vulnerable moments that we all feel from time to time, and to ground the story there. This gives people a place of understanding to hold on to when the rest of the movie, involving body swapping and serial killers, might take the story to places people don’t understand. The trick itself isn’t necessarily anything most filmmakers don’t understand. However, knowing what to do, and actually making it all work are two very different things. Christopher Landon appears to have a very solid grasp on how to make it work.