Avatar 2 will return many of the major cast members from the first film including Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi and Joel David Moore. Sigourney Weaver will also return in a different role. They’ll be joined by a bunch of newcomers, most notably Edie Falco, Oona Chaplin, Cliff Curtis and, of obviously, the aforementioned Kate Winslet.
If you look carefully, it actually seems to be a small “person” pumpkin inside of a larger “home” pumpkin, but a lot of people went directly to a bun in the oven, noting, “Does this mean there is a little Jennifer?” and other nosy comments of that nature, including some stuff about the actress’ weight. Still, even the more reasonable pregnancy-related responses mentioned things like “I thought this was a pregnancy announcement for a second.” So, you can see how confusion reigned supreme with Jennifer Garner’s fanbase.
Still coming in at the top of the food chain is Venom star, Dunkirk actor, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy alum Tom Hardy. Folks are still pretty high on Hardy becoming the next Bond, and for the moment his odds reflect that rather nicely. With a wide variety of roles that could feed into the skill set needed to become 007, Tom Hardy isn’t a strange candidate, but he’s a bit too predictable for the honors. Still, should he be called upon, fans would be able to rest in knowing an established acting talent is in the driver’s seat, controlling the ejector seats.
UPDATE: October 27, 2020—The Sanderson sisters just gave a preview of sorts of what’s to come when A Hocus Pocus Hulaween goes down on Friday, October 30. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy just reunited on Zoom a few days before the event to get out the vote…and cast a spell. Watch it for yourself, below:
This comes just a day after Midler told Good Day New York this about the sisters doing a Hocus Pocus sequel: “They want to make a movie; they’ve asked us if we were interested, and, of course, all of us said yes.” Ahhh!
UPDATE: October 19, 2020—Our 300-year wait is up. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have reunited in their original Hocus Pocus costumes. “Your 3 fav witches—@sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME—are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET,” Bette Midler wrote on Instagram on October 18. Tickets for the one-hour virtual event, In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover, are available now for $10.
The benefit, in support of the New York Restoration Project, will also feature Glenn Close, Billy Crystal, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Debney, Samantha Diaz, Harry Guinness, Todrick Hall, Jennifer Hudson, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Michael Kors, Adam Lambert, George Lopez, Alex Moffat, Vanessa Shaw, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, John Stamos, Meryl Streep, Kenan Thompson, Sophie von Haselberg, and more.
UPDATE: October 27, 2020— Clare Crawley has chimed in on the controversial strip dodgeball date from her season. When a Twitter user wrote to the current Bachelorette, “It’s awful you had the guys take off their clothes if The bachelor asked the women do the same things all heck would break loose. You were wrong. Juan Pablo should have had you strip,” she replied with this photo from Juan Pablo’s season in which his contestants did a topless photo shoot. It all but proves both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have a history of sexualizing their contestants.
Someone pointed this fact out on Twitter, too, which Crawley then “liked.” “Hmmmm it’s almost like making contestants take their clothes off is a really tired production trick and wasn’t your idea at all,” reads the tweet. And that’s that on that!
This season of The Bachelorette was brewing with controversy before it even aired. Between the production shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and the rumor that Clare Crawley was going to be replaced at some point by Tayshia Adams, this might actually be the most dramatic one yet.
Last night’s episode brought another moment that has Bachelor Nation talking on social media, and not necessarily for a good reason. Crawley took a set of suitors on a group date that involved playing dodgeball. Sounds harmless enough, right? But this game had a twist—it was strip dodgeball.
Fans were quick to point out that, had the roles been reversed, with women stripping down for a Bachelor, there would have been an outcry. “My friends are forcing me to watch The Bachelorette. During one part, the guys were forced to strip off playing strip dodgeball,” one fan tweeted. ”Could you even imagine if female contestants were forced to take their clothes off and run around? Like. The feminist screaming would never end.” Another wrote, “This dodgeball would not fly on The Bachelor; therefore, it should not fly on The Bachelorette. I do not like.”
Others criticized Crawley directly, especially after she said, “This is my game; these are my rules.”
“Imagine the outrage if Juan Pablo asked the girls to do strip dodgeball…and said, ‘Sorry girls: My game, my rules.’ Why does Clare get a pass? This is cringeworthy TV,” one person tweeted.
Reality Steve believes the blame lies elsewhere, however. “Any1 who is bitching about Clare & this date & choosing to ‘make’ them strip, I hope were also just as loud when Peter ‘made’ the women lingerie pillow fight each other,” he tweeted. “This date is ridiculous, they absolutely have a double standard, but it’s NOT on the lead. Blame the show.”
So what do we think next week’s controversy will be?
Josephine Langford will be tied up in the near future with the next two installments of the After series After We Fell and After Ever Happy, following the storylines of the third and fourth books in the book franchise. The latter will likely wrap up the movie series, since that’s where the books end things. There is a fifth prequel novel called Before, which tells the story of Hardin before he meets Tessa.
After meeting with a plastic surgeon in a particularly cringe-worthy sequence, Borat and Tutar must interact with a receptionist at the office. As she attempts to procure a form of payment (namely $20k), Sasha Baron Cohen tries his best to trip her up with inappropriate comments as the character attempts to save some money. He suggests using potatoes instead of saline for implants, and sidesteps Borat’s suggestion that perverts come in and watch the surgery. To her credit the receptionist remains respectful and answers each insane question that comes her way, which gave me a little hope for the world.
How The Witches Differs From The 1990 Version
The 2020 version of The Witches differs from the 1990 movie most in terms of the ending. In the previous version the children do not remain mice through to the credits of the film. After the Grand High Witch is turned into a rat though in a more public sequence in the dining hall of the hotel, the main character (Jasen Fisher’s Luke in this version), does remain a mouse. The boy and Bruno are content with their new forms as mice and Luke gets an adorable small home to sleep in.
However, the character of Miss Susan Irvine is the X factor here that changes some of the plot line between these two adaptations. Miss Irvine is a witch too, but an assistant to the Grand High Witch, who is mistreated and quits the society. At the end of the 1990 movie, Miss Irvine pays Luke a visit to turn him back into a boy and return his own mice to him. It’s a happy ending.
The Time Loop In Edge Of Tomorrow
Back in an alternate 2015, an alien race known as the Mimics invade Earth, guns a’blazin’. They take the world by storm, with Europe being a pretty big focus. Humanity evolves its warfighting capabilities, and somehow in the alternate 2020, Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is seen as a good candidate to be embedded on the front lines. Stuff happens, Cage gets demoted for desertion and cowardice, and he accidentally gets himself stuck in a time loop. On the plus side, he does get to keep running into Sergeant Major Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt,) the Angel of Verdun.
In Borat 2, the eponymous character meets Judith Dim Evans and her friend in a synagogue after having discovered disinformation claiming that the Holocaust didn’t happen. In order to try and blend, he dresses in a costume ripped straight out of World War II propaganda, but Evans and the other woman at the temple don’t react with anger or outrage. Instead, they recognize that the idiot’s terrible behavior stems from fear, and so Evans chooses to try and defeat that fear with love. She embraces him, kisses him, and feeds him soup, and while the big punchline at the end is Borat’s jubilation at Evans’ revelation that she experienced the Holocaust first hand, that doesn’t undercut the beauty of the very real moment.