Since being added to Disney Plus for the July 4th weekend, Hamilton has been a major success, topping the platform’s list of its most popular content. There has also been a lot of debate around the production, which brings the award-winning theatrical show to the screen in ways that showcase how live theater can reach new audiences on streaming. Disney have extra reasons to be pleased with the response to Hamilton, though, as it has driven up downloads of the Disney Plus app.
Edgar Wright has just teased his new film, a psychological horror titled Last Night in Soho. In an interview with Empire magazine, the acclaimed director promised a picture that is “very different” from the stuff he’s made in the past.
Despite pleas from Johnny Depp’s legal team, the court are allowing the actor’s ex-wife Amber Heard to attend his libel case against The Sun.
A sequel to Dave Chappelle’s stoner comedy Half Baked has been on the cards since late last year and those plans won’t be going up in smoke, from the look of things. This week, the project was chosen as one of the recipients of the $40 million in tax credit allocated by the California Film Commission, which should help it move forward as planned.
The Knightmare scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has analyzed over and over by DC fans ever since the movie came out in 2016. As cleared up by director Zack Snyder since then, it saw Bruce Wayne receive a vision of a dystopian future Earth subjugated by Darkseid, where Superman had been corrupted by the Anti-Life Equation following the murder of Lois Lane, which he blamed Batman for.
Chris Hemsworth, who’s already bulked up while play Thor for a decade, admits that he’ll have to work even harder for his next role.
With so many streaming platforms to choose from and all of them having such exceptional collections of content, deciding which ones to subscribe to can be difficult at times. Sure, Netflix is the most popular, but it’s also now losing a lot of fan-favorite Disney and Marvel movies to Disney’s own fairly new service, Disney Plus. So, for those big-time fans of the Mouse House’s content, Disney Plus has rapidly become a no-brainer. And July’s offerings have been wonderful so far, with such classics as The Mighty Ducks and The Big Green, the often overlooked Race to Witch Mountain, and a recorded version of the revered musical Hamilton.
Wyld Stallyns fans have never had it so good. Not only is the long-awaited Bill & Ted Face the Music on the horizon, but the duo’s debut outing, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, is being re-released in 4K this summer. Cue air guitar celebrations!
Greyhound is one of the biggest movies set to go straight to streaming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, eschewing any kind of theatrical run. That’s a fact leading man Tom Hanks describes as “an absolute heartbreak.”
There were many elements of the theatrical version of Justice League that came under fire from fans, and the design of the main villain Steppenwolf was one of them. Many criticized the Apokoliptian general’s appearance as underwhelming, not to mention of a lesser quality, in terms of CG animation, than one would expect for a major blockbuster. The good news is that the Snyder Cut won’t have the same problem, as it’ll feature the original depiction of the foe.