J.K. Rowling is humiliated as she quickly deletes tweets praising Stephen King after he clarifies that “trans women are women.”
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga just hit Netflix last week, offering up hilarious musical comedy hijinks from star, co-writer and producer Will Ferrell and co. Many U.S. viewers may have stuck the movie on believing that Ferrell had invented the whole concept of an annual song competition that unites all of Europe but nope, it’s a genuine institution on the continent that’s been going since the 1950s.
Comic book movies have a come a long way in the last 10 years, especially with the MCU’s contributions toward defining what a great cinematic franchise looks like. To say films like Green Lantern have not aged well by comparison is an understatement. It sure is a good thing that Ryan Reynolds has moved on to bigger and better prospects, eh?
Fox’s decision to pursue a Gambit solo movie turned out to be a gamble that didn’t pay off. After suffering countless setbacks, the Channing Tatum-fronted X-Men spinoff ended up being a casualty of Disney’s big-money takeover, but fans who were disappointed that they didn’t get to see a live-action Remy LeBeau fly solo now have the next best thing.
There are a few types of movie that will never go out of style. Zombie horrors, romantic thrillers with inappropriate age gaps between the leads, dire comedies where attractive twentysomethings pretending to be teenagers have lots of sex, and monster movies where a band of hardened soldiers travel to a part of the world that the US considers uncivilized and are picked off one by one by a CGI monstrosity. The Prey: Legend of the Karnoctus, is another of the latter, and a new trailer provides us with a good idea of what we can expect from it.
The Star Wars prequels have always been heavily criticized, certainly by the generation that grew up with the original trilogy. But in recent years, thanks to the generation that grew up with them instead coming of age plus new fans coming to them from the Disney era content, their reputation has vastly improved. Recently, Twitter has been filled with praise for George Lucas’ second trilogy, with fans sharing what they love about the movies.
An unexpected current hit on Netflix is Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a musical comedy about a pair of struggling Icelandic musicians determined to be the country’s pick for the titular pan-continental singing competition. One of its most memorable aspects was a cameo appearance from Demi Lovato, and even more surprising was what convinced her to take part.
The Disney Plus release of Star Wars: A New Hope allows fans to watch some rare deleted sequences, the most interesting of which is Luke Skywalker’s original introduction. It sees Luke witnessing the battle between Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer and Leia’s ship from Tatooine, before going to see his friends at Tosche Station. Though fans at last have easy access to this scene, Mark Hamill would have preferred it to have remained in the movie all along.
Simon Pegg, an actor best known for his roles in major action-adventure franchises like Star Trek and Mission: Impossible, has but one thing to say to people who criticize Black Lives Matter, and that’s: “Shut the f*** up!”
The movies and shows releasing on streaming platforms lately have been top-tier. Netflix has been getting huge hits like E.T. the Extraterrestrial and The Silence of the Lambs, Hulu scored wonderful titles like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and I Am Legend, and Disney Plus has been building and completing its Marvel movie collection. There’s certainly plenty of enrapturing content to watch regardless of what streaming service you regularly use, but Disney’s platform in particular is shaping up to have an exceptional July.