However, did you ever notice that there are few things about Grease that just don’t “go together?” Musicals have been historically dependent on suspension of disbelief, of course, so I can get past fantastically elaborate dance numbers, flying cars, and even Rydell High being filled with 30-year-olds who were held back a few too many years. Narratively, though, the film has a good handful of things that I am, at this moment, hopelessly devoted to making sense of.
For those who need a recap on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, C-3PO accompanied, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Chewbacca and BB-8 on their mission to find a Sith wayfinder, which would direct them to Palpatine’s fleet. They group eventually finds a Sith dagger inscribed with Sith text that C-3PO was capable of translating, but his programming prevented him from saying the translation.
1917 is an interesting movie since you don’t get many modern war films set during World War I, and certainly not from the British side. And since there’s the time element, it ratchets the tension sky high. From the trailer, I know a lot of people compared this movie to Dunkirk but they are completely different films, with Dunkirk focusing more on the war itself (and that war was World War II), and this one focusing more on the characters. Either way, if you like war movies, you owe yourself a favor to watch 1917. It’s one of the greats.
Where to rent it online: Amazon
Directed by Dan Scanlon, who also wrote the screenplay with Jason Headley and Keith Bunin, Onward is Pixar’s 22nd theatrical feature, and the studio’s first non-sequel since 2017’s Coco. Its cast included Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer, among others.
Around this time last year, mainstream audiences were introduced to a superhero that hardcore comic book fans have loved for years – SHAZAM! Yes, the Big Red Cheese made his big-screen debut and the results were positive. As a result, a Shazam! sequel is now in development, but things have been slowed down due to recent events. However, this didn’t stop Shazam himself, Zachary Levi, from marking the film’s first anniversary and sharing an update on the sequel.
Quests of Yore is an exciting idea because it has the potential to be a double layered RPG. Within the film, the game is historically based, so while the classes, like wizards and rogues, no longer exist, the races, like elves and dwarfs, are supposed to be “real.” So as a player, one is therefore also some sort of fantasy creature.
It also will serve to bring other people including Don Schlitz, Kim Carnes, Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell, Lionel Richie, Lady Antebellum, Gavin DeGraw, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Rogers’ band and even crew. Like host Rita Wilson, all of the collaborators will be making special appearances virtually due to Covid-19. It’s a hard thing. Typically when someone beloved dies people get together to celebrate and mourn that person’s life. In this case, this is the closest thing to meeting that people who knew Rogers will be able to do and I really hope it does give fans and those who knew him comfort as well as being for a worthy cause.
The past few years of the Star Wars franchise have brought Lando Calrissian back to the big screen, to the delight of fans. Solo: A Star Wars Story featured Donald Glover as a young Lando, while Billy Dee Williams finally reprised his role in The Rise of Skywalker. But what could a Lando spinoff look like, if he was given his own franchise following Return of the Jedi? These fan posters show what could have been, check it out below.
Despite the fact that she must self-quarantine and practice social distancing like the rest of us, J.K. Rowling hasn’t been complacent. The author recently gifted teachers with the open license to post videos of themselves reading Harry Potter books to their students. Such videos, however, can only be posted through a secure school network or a closed educational platform. Regardless of the red tape, it’s still a nice gesture on Rowling’s part.
What actually dissuaded me from doing it was, my comic book geek friends talked me out of it. Because I had an idea that Larry Fishburne would be the perfect guy to play Luke Cage. I’m talking about King of New York-era Larry Fishburne. I told him about it. But all my friends were like, ‘No, no, no, man, it’s gotta be Wesley Snipes.’ And I go, ‘Well look, I like Wesley Snipes, but I mean, Larry Fishburne is practically Marlon Brando. I mean, I think Fish is the man.’ And they were like, Yeah, but he’d have to get in shape in a big way. Snipes is that way already.’ And I go, ‘Well fuck that, man, that’s not that important, alright.’ I go, ‘Fuck you, you ruined the whole damn thing.’