This is especially the case after the events of Season 3, which (spoiler alert for anyone not caught up), teases a world doomed for destruction unless Bernard can find a way to save humanity. The show has gone a lot deeper with its concept than even the movie’s creator, Michael Crichton, may have taken it, considering his original intended statement was to be a warning against corporate greed (via Vulture). I know HBO shows get proposed for movies (twice in this list now) a lot, but if there’s one that I think truly deserved it above all else to close out its story, it’s Westworld.
Roman Polanski’s Had Some Words About Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Too, Before It Even Came Out
Quentin Tarantino was also slammed for his film’s inclusion of Roman Polanski (Rafal Zawierucha), who was married to, and expecting a child with, Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) at the time Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes place. The criticism came from the disgraced filmmaker‘s current wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, who expressed on Instagram, which The Hollywood Reporter translated from French, that the movie represents the industry’s unbothered will to capitalize on her husband’s tragic story without permission, while also making him a “pariah.” This, however, occurred two months before the release of the film, which ends with a fantastic re-imagination of Tate’s fate.
When promoting the film’s 20th anniversary in 2018, producer Mark Huffam told the Irish Independent (via Esquire) that it cost roughly $12 million (about 20 percent of the total budget) to recreate the beaches of Normandy in southeast Ireland, set up the special effects, and equip the more than 1,000 extras with uniforms, weapons, and equipment from the time period. Huffam described the process as the biggest logistical plan of the whole production.
DC Has A Shaky Track Record
Following the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, DC has struggled to release consistent, quality movies. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League didn’t get this franchise off to the most solid of starts, with these these movies earning mixed-to-negative critical reception. (Hey, at least Wonder Woman was a hit!) Let’s also not forget Green Lantern, which isn’t a DCEU entry and arrived a year before The Dark Knight Rises, but nonetheless was also received poorly.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will lean into more horror elements of the comics, a segment of film Sam Raimi is all too familiar with due to his roots in The Evil Dead franchise. Add in his experience with Marvel during the genre’s beginnings as a blockbuster with the Spider-Man films, and he’s a really inspired choice. Ejiofor also pointed out to GamesRadar+ that he’s to see how Raimi builds the world of Doctor Strange with his own eye.
Now that you know what Gigawatt’s deal is, it should be abundantly clear that he’ll be a major player in the Transformers / Back to the Future comic book series. The story sees Marty McFly returning to 1985 Hill Valley, only to have his life shaken up soon after. With Doc Brown’s time machine attracting the attention of the Decepticons, and Marty making one small mistake, he’ll be thrust into an adventure to “stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future.” Fortunately, he won’t be alone, as the time-traveling Autobot known as Gigawatt will be by his side.
Since starting his acting career in the late ’70s, Danny Glover has built quite an impressive acting legacy, appearing in movies like The Color Purple, Predator 2, Witness and of course, the Lethal Weapon franchise. Now, after reflecting on his accomplishments, he explained why Lethal Weapon was important to him as a black actor.
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HBO Max is still a relatively young streaming platform, yet it already seems to have caught wise to one of the biggest keys to continued success: new and exciting content additions. Just when you thought all of the DC Comics action you could ever want was the end all and know all purpose of HBO Max, some new movies have come along to make July 2020 all the more special. Here now are 12 great movies coming to HBO Max this month, with all titles currently available for viewing, unless otherwise noted.
Of course Tom Cruise is planning to be the first actor to star in a full-length film shot on location at the actual International Space Station, because it’s the most on brand move the Top Gun actor could sign on for. But will he be bringing along a full cast for the underwraps project directed by Edge of Tomorrow’s Doug Liman, or is this a one-man show? One solid option he should think about sharing his spacecraft with his longtime Mission: Impossible co-star Simon Pegg. I mean the guy’s already played the U.S.S. Enterprise’s trusty engineer in Star Trek, and a Jakku junk boss in Star Wars. That applies to actual space travel, right? It also helps that he’s actually volunteered for the gig.
With a firmly worded statement like that, I’m surprised Tom Hanks didn’t send us to our rooms… figuratively speaking. Still, considering what he’s been through, along with just caring for the general well being of others, I can understand why he’s so frustrated. Hanks brought up the mask issue while comparing the thematic parallels of what the characters in Greyhound deal with to the pandemic-related troubles we’re dealing with in real life.