What’s the new return date for Supergirl? Why didn’t Kaley Cuoco use the signature Brooklyn accent for Harley Quinn? Did you know Superman once quarantined himself to save people from a virus? Who is playing Lana Lang on Superman & Lois? Is there a hidden Avengers Easter egg in Thor? Why did Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh shut off her Instagram comments? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
I know different parts of the country adopted self-isolation and quarantine procedures at different times over the past several weeks, but many of us are coming up on a full month of being in quarantine due to COVID-19. And amid all of the Tiger King discourse, our daily streaming recommendations, and films like Parasite and Portrait of a Lady on Fire hitting Hulu, you may have missed a few things that might help make your time at home a tiny bit better. So let’s run through a few of them, shall we?
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Netflix has already tried its hand at the modern-day teen romantic-comedy take on Cyrano de Bergerac with the profoundly bad Sierra Burgess is a Loser. But its latest teen rom-com fare offers a seemingly more affecting and progressive take on the classic catfishing story. Directed by Alice Wu, The Half of It follows the bookish girl who is enlisted by a sweet jock to help him write love letters for the beautiful popular girl. The problem: she falls in love with her too. Watch The Half of It trailer below. Read More »
Stanley Kubrick is probably one of the most studied filmmakers in American history – you can find hundreds of books about the making of classics like The Shining, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Spartacus, and the rest of his filmography. But hearing what Kubrick thought about his movies, in his own words, is more of a rarity. Now, a new documentary aims to scratch that itch for film fans. Read More »
Several naturally curly-haired actors are putting their heads together for a buzzy comedy-drama, When You Finish Saving the World. Based on the Audible drama series written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, the feature film is set to star Oscar winner Julianne Moore and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, with Eisenberg at the helm as writer and director. And in one more piece of buzzy involvement, Eisenberg’s Zombieland co-star Emma Stone is set to produce the film. Quite a star-studded affair for an adaptation of an Audible series that hasn’t been released yet.
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While John Carpenter provided the music for most of his films, he didn’t score one of his most iconic works: The Thing. Instead, legendary composer Ennio Morricone handled the soundtrack. However, Carpenter did create some additional cues to fill in some stretches of silence in the film, and now, that previously unreleased music is coming to vinyl for the first time, courtesy of Waxwork.
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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- The Making of The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Blast Points Podcast’s Cavalcade of Content
- The Rise of Skywalker Novelization: Additional Scenes & Easter Eggs
- An interview with Star Wars Creature & Special Make-up Effects Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan
- And more!
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Everyone wants a piece of the Tiger King pie. Netflix is riding high due to the success of its new bonkers docuseries, and now others are trying to cash in. ID has its own Tiger King sequel in the works, and now Fox and TMZ (ugh) are teaming up for a new hour-long special, titled TMZ Investigates: Tiger King — What Really Went Down. Meanwhile, answers about the fate of Joe Exotic’s tigers are starting to come out, and they’re not pretty.
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Update – April 9, 2020: Today, Universal has announced that it is extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as CityWalk at both locations, through at least May 31. The company will continue to pay its employees at 100% through April 19, but offered this update:
Beginning April 20, nearly all our team members will be paid at 80 percent of their pay – and we will ask them to adjust their work accordingly. A small group of team members will be asked to continue working at 100 percent and will continue to be paid at that level. We have also made the difficult decision that we will furlough our part-time hourly workers beginning May 3. During this time, we will fully cover the cost of benefit plans for those team members who have them. All of these team members remain in our thoughts – and, while we don’t yet know when, we look forward to returning them to work one day.
Our original article from March 12, 2020 continues below.
When Disneyland announced earlier today that it was closing its doors for just the fourth time in an attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Universal Studios Hollywood remained open. But now that park has announced its own closures due to COVID-19…though it may be trying to one-up Disney by planning to reopen a few days earlier than its biggest rival. Read More »
UPDATE: Netflix has officially announced the new episode, which is an after show update with new interviews of the subjects of the documentary series Tiger King. Our original story from April 5 follows below with the official update at the end.
The new Netflix documentary miniseries Tiger King has taken the population by storm. People can’t stop talking about the man known as Joe Exotic, his zoo full of tigers and lions, and his life full of some of the most incredible, unbelievably real characters you’ll ever meet. But even though Joe Exotic is sitting in jail right now, the saga of the Tiger King isn’t over. Reportedly there is a new Tiger King episode coming to Netflix this week. Read More »