Actor Max Minghella, who you may recognize from his work in The Social Network or The Handmaid’s Tale, made his feature directorial debut in 2018 with a pop-music fueled drama called Teen Spirit. Now he’s heading to HBO Max to direct his second feature, a horror satire called Shell. Get the details below. Read More »
A new fantasy film is in the works which aims to be a “heartwarming homage to the lo-fi fantasy films of the ’80s,” and it’s set to unite three actors who are widely known for starring in iconic 1980s movies. Tami Stronach, who played the Childlike Empress in 1984’s The NeverEnding Story, will co-star in this new movie opposite Sean Astin (1985’s The Goonies) and Christopher Lloyd (the Back to the Future trilogy).
In addition to that unlikely trio of actors, this film will also round out the ’80s homage by calling upon the Jim Henson Creature Shop to design practical puppets for a few of the movie’s characters. Get the details below. Read More »
Following the success of the Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance earlier this year, ESPN fast-tracked several more sports documentaries to help fill the void left by the absence of the regularly scheduled sports seasons this summer. Now HBO Sports is jumping on the bandwagon later this year with the two-part documentary series Tiger, a look at the rise, fall and surprising triumphant return of one of the greatest golfers of our time, Tiger Woods. Read More »
In addition to terrifying kids in the ’90s, the original Unsolved Mysteries would also encourage viewers to “help solve a mystery” by calling the appropriate people with tips. This would even lead to updates on the show, where host Robert Stack would interrupt a story with his voice as smooth and dark as barrel-aged bourbon. “Update!” he’d cry, and then fill us in on what unsolved mystery had been solved since we last heard about it. Netflix has revived Unsolved Mysteries for the streaming era, and it looks like those updates have come with it. Almost two-dozen credible tips have flooded in about certain episodes, and citizen detectives on message boards are pouring over the cases in search of the truth.
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Last summer, Universal Studios Hollywood revamped its old Jurassic Park water ride into Jurassic World: The Ride, updating it to reflect elements of the modern film trilogy. But Universal Studios Beijing is developing its own Jurassic World ride, and thanks to a batch of new photos, we know it will be using the same ride system as the Spider-Man attraction at Islands of Adventure and the Transformers-themed ride at Universal Studios Orlando, Hollywood, and Singapore. Take a look at the photos below. Read More »
The Crown will keep its Netflix throne for one more season than anticipated. The royal drama series, which was originally slated to run for six seasons before creator Peter Morgan decided to finish with five seasons, is reversing course. Now, The Crown season 6 will be the final season of the Netflix series.
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Now that 20th Century Fox falls under the Walt Disney Company banner, the rights to make X-Men movies are squarely in the lap of Marvel Studios. That means the comic book mutants can and will become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point. Whenever that happens, one actress hopes to play one of the key members of the X-Men, and she’s putting that dream out into the universe for everyone to hear.
Janelle Monáe, the chart-topping singer/songwriter who has made a name for herself as an actress by starring in the Oscar-nominated films Hidden Figures and Moonlight, has long dreamed of playing the weather-controlling mutant known as Storm. And she already knows which other Marvel character she’d like to have some screen time with. Read More »
The Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: A London author (Lily James from Cinderella and Baby Driver) receives a letter from a quiet, hunky, mysterious man (Michiel Huisman, AKA Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones) who lives on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. He’s a part of a literary society with a fascinating origin story, and the writer eventually travels there to meet the group in person, only to realize their story is even more complex than she could have foreseen. Naturally, the writer and the hunk with the tragic backstory fall in love.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Director Mike Newell helmed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but he’s probably best known for his romantic films: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile, Pushing Tin, and Love in the Time of Cholera. (He also directed the atrocious 2010 Disney movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but nobody’s perfect.) This movie puts him fully back in romance mode, and while writers Don Roos and Tom Bezucha do a lot of heavy lifting with the script, which can veer from swooning romance to, um, some Nazi stuff, Newell is responsible for making watching the film feel like the movie equivalent of curling up at a seaside cottage to read your favorite novel. With its sweeping countrysides, stunning vistas, and sublime lighting, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is among the most beautifully shot of Netflix’s original movies. Read More »
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Florida had 9,989 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, July 8, and just a few days ago, the state hit a new record high with nearly 11,500 new cases in a single day. That means there’s no better time for Walt Disney World to be reopening!
That’s right, despite being one of the states with the worst COVID-19 statistics right now, Disney World is still on track to reopen this weekend. To welcome back people who are crazy enough to go to a theme park in the state where someone under the influence of alcohol or crystal meth always does something stupid with an alligator, an old Camaro, and fireworks, Disney World has released a new video showing how they’re preparing for your arrival and the imminent death of many more people. Read More »
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. You can celebrate by checking it out on HBO Max right now, or if you’d rather show your love for the comic book adaptation on the walls of your home, Bottleneck Gallery has you covered.
The artist known as Florey is releasing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster print celebrating the 1990 movie. One gives the franchise the perfect green glow, and the other celebrates the individual heroes themselves with the colors of the masks worn by Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Check them out below. Read More »