In an excerpt from the book Greenlights (via People), Matthew McConaughey was wide open (please don’t make a “your mom” joke) about his parents’ emotional relationship with one another. McConaughey also said in the interview with the outlet that his parents were often like “the Pacific Ocean in a storm,” but they were always there for him growing up and the bad moments were “superseded by the love.” In fact, he was only born after they’d married for the third time, and his relationship growing up put him in the eye of that storm in some ways, though he mentions his parents’ ability to be tough but loving at the same time.
Which leads to Michael Rooker’s side of the events that took place on the Love and Monsters set. Totally corroborating the fact that he did, indeed, have a bit of a fall, the road to such a fall is all the more interesting with the added context that Rooker lent to the moment. As it turns out, an 80-lb backpack was only the beginning of his worries, as some added gear was also included in the final lineup, and the demands of the scene provided the final, hysterical straw. As the actor noted:
Of course, George Clooney was doing pretty well for himself in the late ‘90s, as he was starring in the NBC series ER and appeared in movies like From Dusk Til Dawn and Batman & Robin (though he later apologized for the latter). Considering Clooney would go on to star in the likes of Ocean’s Eleven, Good Night, and Good Luck and Michael Clayton, to name just a few, it’s not like missing out on The Notebook impeded his career. Paul Newman passed away in 2008, and Road to Perdition and Cars were among his final movies.
Where Is 1917 Available Streaming?
So, where is 1917 streaming these days? While you won’t find the movie included with any of your streaming packages presently, you can rent Sam Mendes’ epic on digital platforms like Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and many others for $5.99 with digital purchases setting you back $14.99 across those same services.
If you are more into physical media and want to buy an old-fashioned disc to enjoy the story of two British soldiers attempting the impossible, then you can do so by purchasing 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, or DVD versions of 1917 on sites like Amazon as well as most major retailers. Physical and digital options have been available since March, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a copy.
Needless to say, this is the sort of story that one might expect to see filmed on the Paramount lot for an episode of a police procedural television series. Who knows, since many of those shows borrow actual events to create new, fictional, stories, we could even see exactly that happen, at least at such time that police procedurals are back in front of cameras at places like Paramount Studios.
In the case of the latter Disney+ Star Wars series, ILM worked with Jon Favreau to construct an LED wall powered by the Unreal real-time game engine. This led to ILM launching its Stagecraft virtual production unit, and the Stagecraft LED set was used again for The Mandalorian Season 2. While Rob Bredow didn’t provide specific details on the work being done for The Batman, it does involve ILM providing some pre-built practical sets and setting up an LED wall around the already established sets in the UK, thus allowing virtual production to be done on these specific scenes.
Ocasio-Cortez added, “There were people that had to spend their final moments on earth without family, without friends…It took such an immense amount of human compassion, human connection [to do what the Elmhurst Hospital staff did], and that was more than just giving a dose of medicine. We should be honoring them every day.”
An inspiring moment from Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
Lance Bottoms navigated Atlanta through violent social justice protests and the pandemic, going toe-to-toe with Georgia governor Brian Kemp, who challenged Atlanta’s mask mandate.
“When you stand on the side of what’s right, come what may. That was my approach to dealing with Governor Brian Kemp,” Lance Bottoms said in the film. “He knew we were all in danger, and he didn’t care. I don’t know how many of these leaders are going to be able to sleep at night knowing they didn’t do all that they could do in the midst of where we are with this pandemic.”
Lance Bottoms added, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail? I ran for mayor, and here I am. I’d rather go down fighting than standing, being a loser.”
A poem for Breonna Taylor
Writer Camonghne Felix wrote and performed an emotional poem for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was shot and killed by Louisville police officers. “I wish you a bath of fresh lilies and a time-warped end where death is no final form and death is not your name,” reads a line from the poem.
Maxine Waters praising Dolores Huerta
Glamour‘s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Dolores Huerta, who’s spent her entire life fighting for the rights and wages of America’s farm workers. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which ultimately became the United Farm Workers organization.
Waters, U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd congressional district, said some powerful (and, yes, cheeky) words about Huerta for Glamour‘s WOTY film. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I wake up tomorrow and find out she’s arrested. She does not mind going to jail,” Waters said with a laugh.
But on a serious note, Waters said of Huerta, “We’re talking about a real she-ro. Her legacy is such that it’s alive and working.”
Every year, Glamour and L’Oreal team up to celebrate real-life female heroes; it’s in conjunction with L’Oréal‘s Women of Worth program, which honors 10 women every year making a difference in their communities. One of the alumna of this program is Maria D’Angelo, who founded the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, which is transforming the lives of L.A.’s homeless and at-risk youth and families. Through summer camps, scholarships, and more, the foundation offers so many resources to help L.A.’s most vulnerable survive and thrive.
“The amazing thing is how extraordinary these children are and how successful so many of them have become,” D’Angelo said in the WOTY film.
As the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill does some of the most important work in the fight for racial justice. The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police made Americans more aware of the vital services the NAACP Legal Defense Fund provides. “We continue to work on issues around education and housing and criminal justice, but we are deeply engaged in issues of policing reform and representing protestors in Louisville and Philadelphia and other places around the country,” Ifill said in the WOTY film about her work.
Ashley Graham posted a stunning naked selfie to Instagram on October 18, and it’s unintentionally caused a little drama.
The supermodel captioned the bathroom shot “nakie big girl,” which garnered some responses from her fans. “nakie *normal* girl,” one user wrote, per InStyle. Another wrote, “I hate that this is seen as ‘big girl.’ I see nothing but a beautiful, naturally curvy woman in all her glory… super sexy and womanly.”
Graham, never one to shy away from controversy, saw the comments and quickly responded. “I hear what you’re saying,” she wrote. “But if you look at ‘big’ as a positive and love then you can see it like I do. I love my big strong beautiful body.”
This is just one example of the many times Ashley Graham, who gave birth to her first child earlier this year, has opened up about body image. In September, she shared a video of herself making a heart out of her stretch marks.
“There’s always a question of what do you want us to retouch, and what do you want us to take out? And I said, ‘Nothing,’ except from a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop,” she explained in an interview with People. “I want everybody to know genuinely…I want people to see who I am because everybody has a story.”
She continued, “A lot of women I speak to have image issues, body issues around confidence. I want them to understand that we all have things that society has told us to cover up, and why do we need to do that? So here I am with mine out and about and proud.”
She Was Initially Pretty Frightened By The Return Of The Sanderson Sisters
Not long into Hocus Pocus, Max Dennison (Omri Katz), the too cool for school transplant from Los Angeles accidentally brings the Sanderson Sisters back to life when he goes against the wishes of his sister, Dani (Thora Birch) and crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw). My daughter jumped up and ran over to me during this confusing and terrifying scene. The cackles and screeches from Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary Sanderson (Kathy Najimy) are honestly pretty terrifying, so I can only imagine what a preschooler was going through at this moment.
But as soon as the light horror elements wear off and some comedy comes into the picture, my daughter was back to her old self, at least until the introduction of another undead character.
Katie Featherson was an unknown when she starred in the original Paranormal Activity, which eventually got its wide release in 2009. The first entry was filmed on a minuscule budget, and became a sensation in theaters. What’s more, found footage movies also had a boom at this time, with plenty of other horror movies following suit.