Disco Cabbie (200 Cigarettes)
Well, at least Dave Chappelle is not alone in that regard when it comes to this underrated 1999 dramedy that often goes unmentioned when discussing the filmographies of its entire star-studded ensemble, including Ben Affleck, Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Kate Hudson, Courtney Love (yes, that Courtney Love), and Elvis Costello as himself. Chappelle’s role, known only as Disco Cabbie for his decked, funky taxi, is the one character whom most of the cast of romantically challenged New Yorkers have in common during a fateful New Year’s Eve in 1981.
This Saturday, streaming platform Looped Live will see Scream stars Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, Rose McGowan and Jamie Kennedy getting together for a moderated Q&A. What’s more, original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson will also be on hand to help make the proceedings all the more interesting. The occasion for this gathering is to not only take fan questions pertaining to this classic slasher series, but to also act as a fundraiser for organizations such as National Breast Cancer Coalition, “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles, and the East Los Angeles Women’s Center.
While it’s possible there’s still a little extra work to be done before F9 is 100% finished, such as ironing out the VFX, the next installment in the Fast & Furious franchise is almost at the finish line, and with plenty of time to spare. F9 isn’t scheduled to arrive until next May, so Lin and his team could have easily spread out the work and finished F9 just a month or two before delivering it to the public. Instead, it sounds like F9 will be ready to go before 2020 is over.
Breaking the cycle of bad habits through positive thinking and willpower, Rebel Wilson’s year of health has brought her oh so close to her overall goal. In a year like 2020, where so many unexpected pitfalls have been wreaked havoc on life itself in any way possible, reading about Wilson’s success is even more inspiring. With lockdowns, delays, and so much else becoming regular news stories– seeing someone beating the odds and achieving results like those shown below feels great.
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.