On the plus side, it’s nice that everybody is keeping their sense of humor under these trying circumstances. This is an unprecedented situation, and we’re all probably going a bit stir crazy at this point. We’re finding new ways to keep ourselves and each other entertained. Whether it’s a livestream event from the living room or a simple image, we’re finding fun wherever we can. Even if, that fun comes in the form of a popular horror story.
Aside from her connection with Jaws and projects related to the movies, Fierro enjoyed teaching the craft of acting and did so on Martha’s Vineyard for more than 40 years. Kevin Ryan, who believes Fierro mentored more than 1,000 students in her lifetime, spoke highly of his late teacher and friend, stressing how she was always and dedicated worker with a willingness to help others:
This may come as a surprise, but The Social Network will be ten years old this year. It feels like just yesterday that everyone was obsessed with the biographical drama about the founding of Facebook and the people behind the creation of the world’s largest social media network. With David Fincher behind the camera, Aaron Sorkin writing the biting dialogue, the score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and the insane cast, it’s no surprise. Speaking of The Social Network cast, it’s insane to look back on a movie the included Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, Brenda Song, and a who’s who of young Hollywood talent.
This weekend, a video allegedly showing Flash actor Ezra Miller choking a woman and pushing her to the ground emerged. In the clip, a woman, who initially appears relaxed, steps forward to a person many are identifying as the actor. The figure that’s allegedly Miller then says, “Did you wanna fight? Is that the deal?” before grabbing her by the neck. It initially appears as if it’s a joke, but as she’s taken to the ground, the guy filming grows very concerned and says, “Bro” several times as the camera starts getting shaky. The clip then abruptly ends.
The Twilight Zone (2019)
If you were too heartless to not notice Kumail Nanjiani’s talent for dramatic acting in The Big Sick, maybe get yourself a free trial of a CBS All Access account and give him a second chance with this intriguing cautionary tale. In the premiere episode of Jordan Peele’s revival of the classic anthology fantasy series, he plays Samir Wassan, a struggling comedian who finally gains the following he had been chasing for years, only to discover that his success is the result of a newfound, unexplainable ability that comes with drastic consequences. If you ask me there is no better episode from the new version of The Twilight Zone than this one, titled “The Comedian,” thanks to its unique concept, thought-provoking message, and, especially Nanjiani’s heartfelt performance.
With this, Meghan Markle had some serious shoes to fill when stepping into the recording booth. Thankfully, it would appear she’s exceeded those expectations. Disney doesn’t typically reuse talent for documentaries but, based on the early response to Markle’s performance, the idea of Disney asking her back for another project isn’t out of the question.
Extending from this situation, both of the movies that were originally set to come out this year, Black Widow and The Eternals, were going to do so with less than a year passing between the start of their respective productions and their individual release dates – which is pretty crazy when you think about the scale of their storytelling. Now the titles have been given a little extra time to marinate in post-production, with Black Widow going from May 2020 to November 2020, and The Eternals going from November 2020 to February 2021, and hopefully the filmmakers wind up using that extra time wisely.
As of early 2020, there are no fewer than 300 official Star Wars Funko Pops with who knows how many fan-made and bootleg figurines out in the wild. With the vast number of figures released over the years, you would think that there would be nothing left to make, right? Well, between feature films and Disney+, we’ve gotten new installments to the Star Wars universe, and there are plenty of characters and scenes that have yet to transformed into vinyl figures or see the light of GameStop locations and convention centers around the world.
I would give you full permission to dismiss this list as invalid if it didn’t include Iko Uwais, so consider this me saving you the need to leave a negative post in the comments section. For those who don’t immediate recognize the name, Uwais is the star of the two movies in The Raid duology (which is one of the most bone-crunchingly incredible pieces of modern action cinema), and has seen his profile grow recently with roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Stuber, and the upcoming Snake Eyes. Frankly, the only reason I can fathom that the Indonesian star isn’t already a part of the franchise is because Chad Stahelski has been saving him for some kind of grand finale. And, of course, if the series were to bring Uwais on board, it would also be amazing to see…
5. Barty Crouch Jr.
I will admit, being sent to Azkaban before your twentieth birthday by your own father would fill even the purest wizard with rage, but given the influential and highly respected family he comes from, Bartemius “Barty” Crouch Jr. has no excuse for the crimes that earned him his conviction, which he committed when he was only a teen.
Worst acts and attributes: The sworn Death Eater is also a skilled actor, as he proved from his impersonation of Alastor “Madeye” Moody with help from Polyjuice Potion, allowing him to enter Harry Potter’s name in the Goblet of Fire and, as a result, play a crucial role in Voldemort’s resurrection and, indirectly, Cedric Diggory’s murder.
Level of Terribleness: 8/10