Back when Mike Lowrey was in the police academy, he was pulled out to go on an undercover mission, chosen in part because nobody would know him. He became a driver within the Aretas drug cartel, and it was there he became acquainted with Isabel. It turns out the pair became much more than simply friends, leading Mike to have to make a choice when the time came for the police to move on the cartel. He chose to let Isabel get arrested, but the other shoe drops when we learn that Isabel went into prison pregnant, and the child she gave birth to, the one that’s been trying to kill Mike all this time, is his son.
I mean, just imagine if every actor and filmmaker was brutally honest about every movie they were in. Press tours just would not be press tours! Part of an actor’s job is to let the audience decide how a project is received anyway, and if they were always dropping their outright takes on the film before people had a chance to find interest in it, the movie industry would be a bleaker place. Plus, what if an actor hated something the audience is going to love? That’d be a real shot to the foot!
Best Actress – Lupita Nyong’o
The most glaring snub of the bunch, it’s astonishing that Lupita Nyong’o was not given a nomination for Best Actress. She gave us not one, but two powerful performances in Us. Of course, the same argument could be made for many people in the movie, but there’s no denying the Nyong’o’s performances as Adelaide and Red drive the film home from start to finish. She showed us two wildly different characters, and the roles will go down as a clear example of her versatility as an actress.
Eddie Murphy was welcomed to accept the award on the Santa Monica stage with a standing ovation from the crowd filled with actors, filmmakers and critics. During his speech, he revealed the oddly specific advice he said he often gives people when he inevitably is asked to lay some wisdom on young hopefuls who’d like a career in comedy just like him.
What It Means For The Future
While Bad Boys 3 has been one of those movies that’s been talked about since basically the last one came out, there was a point a few years back when the talk turned from something more theoretical to something more real. In fact, at one point there was a plan to film not just a third Bad Boys film, but a fourth film as well. While the fourth film has since been dropped from Sony’s release calendar, it seems quite clear from this setup that the plan is still to make at least one more movie in the franchise, which will be used, at least in part, as a redemption arc for Mike Lowrey’s kid.
He’s not getting ahead of himself just yet. When John Krasinski wrote the first Quiet Place movie with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, there were no plans for the story to continue beyond that installment. But once the demand for it came, Krasinski began working on the sequel. As he told Total Film Magazine, he has built a complicated world, and with that, there’s always more story to be told.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taika Waititi has been approached to develop a Star Wars movie. Not only is it unclear where those talks currently stand, but it also wasn’t clarified if this is the same Star Wars movie that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is tackling or something separate. And, of course, the word ‘develop’ can be quite flexible. One could easily imagine Waititi directing a Star Wars feature film, but it’s also possible he would act as a producer.
Adam Sandler’s Goldman is doing his best, but he’s clearly struggling with his performance, lacking the balance to really blow away his audience. Benny Safdie’s Silverman not only shows no respect for his fellow performer, he actually proves to be antagonistic. Silverman makes fun of Goldman, ridiculing him in front of the surrounding crowd and then attempting to do basically the same act right nearby.
Black Mask (Ewan McGregor)
Little is known about Roman Sionis to anyone whose exposure to Batman has been purely cinematic. The powerful Gotham crime lord who wears the broken skull of his father (whom he murdered), earning the nickname Black Mask, is one of the Dark Knight’s most sadistic villains, but other than a subtle tease in 2017’s Justice League, his life outside of the comics has only existed in television, animated movies, and video games.
Sure, he is known for his massive movie and television empire and he’s recently amassed a 330 acre studio of his own in Atlanta. But, in the beginning it was just him and a stage. In the ‘90s, when he was just 22 years old, Perry financed his own play in Atlanta with $12,000 of his own life savings. It didn’t do well. But, he came back with $5.5 million raised money from ticket sales to make Diary of a Mad Black Woman in 2005.