According to NATO’s statistics, 96% of movie theaters have reported over 70% in losses in 2020. NATO is quick to point out that movie theaters employ more than 153,000 individuals nationwide and support and boost millions more jobs in surrounding retail, the cinema supply chain, and motion picture production and distribution.
Believe it or not, this isn’t just any pandemic movie, but specifically about COVID. It’ll be set in the near future, when COVID has mutated into a worse version called COVID-23, with a 110 million death toll and American citizens put into quarantine camps. If you think that’s too soon, you’re totally not alone.
Sean LaRochelle of Napa, California has officially launched himself into the top tier of Disney nerds, as the aspiring architect decided that, since he couldn’t go to Disneyland to ride the park’s oldest roller coaster, he would build his own in his backyard. The Matterhorn – Alpine Escape, as it is officially called, isn’t quite as big as the actual thing, but it still looks like a mountain, and it does, in fact, have its own yeti. Check it out.
Javier Bardem was thrown into the Dune mix as Stilgar, leader of the Fremen tribe that Chani hails from on Arrakis. Bardem, Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya’s cast-mates include Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa and Charlotte Rampling, among others. This Dune movie looks to be a faithful adaptation of the first half of the sci-fi classic published in 1965, although naturally there will be some creative liberties taken.
For many movies, the theatrical experience is the key destination. So for Chen Tang, the actor who played Yao one of the soldiers that befriend Mulan, when Mulan didn’t get that experience, he had mixed feelings about it. The actor told Insider that they filmed it big and intended for it to be seen big. Here’s what he said:
The petition in question is on Change.Org, titled “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.” At the time of writing, the online campaign has been signed by a whopping 903K people and counting. The organizers maintain that Heard should have a similar fate to Depp in regards to his firing from Fantastic Beasts. Warner Bros. is in control of both the Wizarding World and DC Extended Universe, so it’s ultimately the same studio heads that can make this decision.
The thing that’s the most impressive about the “battle” between Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds is how, even after everything the two have gone through, it’s still hilarious. Jackman calling Reynolds the “canned cranberry sauce of human beings” is, I think, the best line in the thing, but it’s just one of many things that each have called each other over the years that is going to make you laugh out loud.
Although Netflix didn’t provide any official plot details about Damsel, Deadline reports that this fantasy movie will see Millie Bobby Brown playing Princess Elodie, who initially believes she’s being married off to Prince Henry from a rival kingdom, but discovers that she’s actually being sacrificed to a dragon. So while Brown is already quite familiar with the sci-fi space thanks to Stranger Things, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong, Damsel will mark her first time leading a fantasy movie. That said, this isn’t the first time Brown has played around in the fantasy realm, as she appeared as a young Alice in the short-lived ABC series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
Legendary actor Sean Connery passed away last week at the age of 90. The actor, known for his role in the James Bond franchise and who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Untouchables, left quite a legacy. Now, with his passing, Sean Connery’s widow has revealed his final wish.
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James Cameron is a visionary filmmaker who has spent his decades in the industry producing iconic, cutting-edge movies. This is especially true for 2007’s Avatar, which broke records and proved what motion capture technology was truly capable of. Cameron’s long awaited Avatar sequels reunite him with Titanic star Kate Winslet, who is doing extensive underwater work as her newcomer Na’vi named Ronal. And now the Oscar winning actress has revealed how she managed to hold her breath for a record-breaking amount of time on set.