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Taraj P Henson Gives Acrimony the Star Power It Needs to Become a Box Office Hit

The movie industry is filled with surprises, but few people may have guessed that a Blockbusters of 2018 so far would be comprised of movies where some of the main characters were African Americans. This is definitely the case with black panther, Wrinkle in Time and acrimony.

the thing that surprises people the most is how the Tyler Perry acrimony film came in number 2 at the box office doing their debut weekend. This was a strong showing a fans when one considers all of the other action movies that are out there.

fans of Tyler Perry, however, are not as surprised about the success of acrimony. He has a built-in fan base that typically supports everything that he does. It does not really matter to them if he does not get the great reviews that other movies acquire. Tyler Perry still knows how to pick the stars that are able to do the movies that fans are going to fly to. Picking Taraji P Henson to do acrimony was a great choice. She is already starring on Empire, and this allows her to gain a fanbase that is already linked to other characters that they currently see her as in various movies.

Tyler Perry has been able to Captivate a lot of different people, and it appears that he is someone that is always at work in the movie and television world. The fact that “Acrimony” made as much as $17 million in the opening weekend is proof that this movie is going to be another huge success for Tyler Perry. The reviews have been mixed, but fans of Taraj P Henson are going to embrace her because she is so well known in the industry. This is not the first time that they have worked together. It is a sign that Taraji is able to transition into more of a mainstream audience when it comes to her movie roles. This is evident in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons” where Henson received an Oscar nomination.

Tyler Perry doesn’t write what one might consider to be
Oscar worthy films, but he does have the money and the connections to get the star players on his team. Obtaining star power is the formula for success.

What Would’ve Happened After Terminator Genisys

One thing that can be said about the Terminator series is that it has gone through many (soft) reboots after the first three movies. After Terminator 3, it took 6 years for them to release a loose sequel to the predecessor with Terminator: Salvation. That film had Christian Bale, former Batman star, taking on the role of John Connor, the leader of the human resistance. While it is the most unique of the films, it hasn’t been the most successful. For the fifth film, titled Terminator: Genisys, they have decided to bring the time traveling elements back.

Terminator Genisys has turned out to be a massive disappointment even with Arnold Scharzenegger taking back the center stage as the titular cyborg. They made a mess of everything including the cast. For instance, the role of Kyle Reese was definitely miscast. However, the stories and the direction the have went with it was really insulting. They were hoping to continue the story with the sixth one with the exploration of the John Connor cyborg. Although to be fair, people who paid attention to the first film probably wouldn’t feel that this has come completely out of left field. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese was about to say that John Connor died before the war was done.

This is not the first time that they have decided to change directions. It is highly likely that the original sequel for Terminator Salvation was a lot different from Genisys. As a matter of fact, Salvation was meant to be the first in a trilogy that focused on the future war which would lead to the time travel of the characters. Terminator Genisys has decided to condense all of that down into an opening sequence which would result in a film that would spit in the face of the Terminator franchise as a whole. As of right now, they are working on a reboot with James Cameron being consulted. This means that there is a chance that there might be a decent Terminator reboot.

Captain Marvel and the Return of Marvel’s Characters

Congrats 90s kids! Marvel’s Captain Marvel has officially been declared to take place in the 1990s. I can see the memes now: Only 90s kids will remember Captain Marvel.

Marvel Studios have posted a casting list for us to start guessing about some plot points. Since the film is taking place in the 90s, Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as Nick Fury only this time he will not be wearing the signature eye patch. Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson will be returning to the big screen and Guardian’s villain, Ronan the Accuser, played by Lee Pace.

Other announcements include story plotlines like the Kree Skrull War are showing up for the first time in the MCU. Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, will be playing a significant role in the war. The Kree Skrull war has been mentioned several times in the comics and has impacted many characters like Ronan, Thanos, and the Avengers.

It will be somewhat exciting to see the return of many of these characters. We have already seen some of these characters in previous films, so we will be able to learn more about them. Lee Pace has previously stated his excitement in returning to his role, although, he has no idea what is to happen with the character just yet.

Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been in plenty of Marvel’s movies. His appearance in Captain Marvel is fascinating because Marvel has stated will not have his eye patch. Nick Fury has had an eye patch in every single MCU movie since the 2008’s Iron Man. Maybe we will see what happened to his eye in Captain Marvel.

Phil Coulson, played, by Clark Gregg, has been in a few of the MCU movies, but has recently been in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC. His appearance in Captain Marvel hints at a time he worked with Nick Fury as a SHIELD agent.

Captain Marvel comes to theaters on March 8th, 2019 as of this writing. It is being written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The two have been co-directors since film school and worked on the film Half Nelson together.

Tarantino Might Not Direct a Star Trek Movie

Simon Pegg has gone on to say that the likelihood of Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie is actually rather low. Come to think of it, it does seem like a really far fetched deal for a director like Quentin Tarantino to direct a Star Trek movie. For one thing, his current movie, which is centered on the Manson murders is his 9th movie. This would make Star Trek his tenth movie. Quentin Tarantino has been reported as saying that he only plans to do ten movies. Star Trek would be a curious direction for his tenth and final movie.

One thing that can be said about Quentin Tarantino is that he is going to want to finish his film career off with a bang. Another thing that should be considered is that Quentin didn’t specifically say that he is going to completely stop making films when he finishes his tenth film. He might merely slow down on his filmography. One thing he might do is take an approach that is similar to what James Cameron is doing and releasing a film whenever inspiration, or in Cameron’s case, technology, allows for it. One thing that Quentin Tarantino has constantly talked about is when directors lose their touch.

One thing Quentin Tarantino does not want to do is be that director who is making films long after he has lost his touch. Examples of directors that some would say have lost their touch is Ridley Scott. However, he is known as someone who was more of a hit and miss director even in his prime. Even movies like Blade Runner have not been successes when they were first released. His major initial successes can actually be counted on one hand. Many directors who have made great films continued to do so until they have passed on. As for what Tarantino is planning on doing after he has put down the camera, he has mentioned writing novels among other things he could do. If he does make a Star Trek movie, he has mentioned that he might do an extra film.

The Losers Return to Derry in IT: Chapter 2

Ladies and gentlemen, your favorite terrifying clown is coming back. Teases of IT: Chapter 2 are coming from all over the web and even from Andy Muschietti himself, the director of the 2017 hit adaptation. Despite the box office success of the IT remake, we weren’t sure the sequel was a done deal until Muschietti posted a photo of IT’s all star cast captioned, “Wake up, losers. Derry is calling. #itchapter2 #itmovie.” In the photo is none other than Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, and Wyatt Oleff, the actors behind our main IT characters. Check out the original post here.

The next chapter of this suspenseful Stephen King novel occurs 20 something years into the future, when the now grown up Losers Club must return to Derry and deal with the unexpected reappearance of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård). Despite this jump into the future, we can definitely expect to see all of our favorite kids again. Andy Muschietti has confirmed that the original cast of majorly talented pre-teens and teens will be featured in the new movie, likely in flashbacks or a prologue of some sort. These kids were a huge part of the first movies success, so it’s a smart move to involve them in the next chapter.

Because of the major success of this horror film adaptation, we can only expect an incredible adult cast is in the works. There have been rumors that Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar) is in talks to play the grown up Beverly, but nothing has been confirmed. Chastain has also worked with Muschietti before on his horror film titled “Mama.” Fans are calling for big names like Chris Pratt amd Jake Gyllenhaal to play some of the other characters.

The film is officially in pre-production as of now and is set to start filming in June of this year, just a few months away. The theatrical release is scheduled for September of next year.

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters Team Up Again

It’s been nearly 30 years since Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters starred in the comedy classic “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” Rumors have been buzzing about another Bill and Ted movie since its 1991 sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” Over the years, both Winters and Reeves have stated that they’d be up for another round of dopey fun, but each attempt to revive the franchise has fallen through.

It looks like the third film might finally be happening. The original writers for “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, have completed a script on spec.

Tentatively titled “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the film would catch up with the titular protagonists as they’re in their 50s, married, and parents. In the first movie, Bill and Ted discover that their band, Wyld Stallyns, will one day save the world. The third installment will have them confront the fact that their great destiny hasn’t actually come true yet. They’ll still get their chance. The new script has someone from the future traveling back in time to enlist the guys’ help. The writers promise that Bill and Ted will be saving the world…and everything else.

Ed Solomon claims that this effort at jumpstarting the franchise is different from previous ones. Unlike past attempts, this time the team is close to finalizing a deal with financiers that will allow the long-delayed project to finally move forward. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters are keen to reprise their roles. William Sadler, who played Death in “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” is also set to return. The project even has a director and producers lined up, signs that it might really be happening this time.

Dean Parisot has been tapped to direct. Parisot is best known for directing another cult classic, 1999’s “Galaxy Quest.” He’s also directed numerous episodes for dozens of television programs, as well as “Red 2” and “Home Fries.”

Scott Kroopf, who produced the original films, is back. Steven Soderbergh will also be producing.

Guillermo del Toro and Fox Searchlight Partner Up

Genre fans, rejoice! Director Guillermo del Toro has signed a new overall deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures. The deal will allow the award-winning director to create his own label for science fiction, fantasy, and horror projects. He’ll be writing, directing, and producing most of the films. Fox Searchlight will finance, market, and distribute them.

The producing part of the deal means del Toro can also nurture worthy projects from other creators. An example of this is the upcoming “Antlers” from director Scott Cooper. This supernatural horror pic is based on the short story “The Quiet Boy” by Nick Antosca. With del Toro’s new label, other similar genre films that might be passed over by other studios will have a potential home.

The director and Fox Searchlight have already had a productive partnership. The studio bought del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” from a pitch. It went on to be nominated for dozens of awards. It snagged 13 nominations at the Academy Awards and won four of them, including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, and Best Production Design.

With its beautiful, moody atmosphere and fairy-tale feel, “Water” exemplifies del Toro’s particular style of genre filmmaking. It follows in the steps of his gothic horror, “Crimson Peak,” and the dark fantasy, “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Del Tor is also responsible for action sci-fi films like “Pacific Rim” and “Hellboy.” While “The Shape of Water” seems very different from those movies, they all showcase del Toro’s ability to create detailed fantasy worlds.

Del Toro’s new deal means he’ll be able to keep exploring his passion for all things horror, fantasy, and science fiction. After the launch and success of “The Shape of Water,” he announced that he was taking some time off directing. There’s no word yet on whether he’ll still be directing the upcoming “Fantastic Voyage.”

The remake was originally delayed so del Toro could promote “The Shape of Water.” He claimed that he still intended to direct it, possibly in 2018, in partnership with Fox Searchlight. However, neither he nor Fox mentioned it when announcing their new deal.

A Brisk Overview Of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’

A Brisk Overview Of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
When the novel, Fifty Shades of Gray, was first released it was a smash hit success, garnering a highly devoted fan base and a reputation as a film that was both a guilty pleasure and a cultural phenomena that many individuals seemed to love to hate (regardless of whether or not they had actually read the book). This trend intensified when it was announced that the novel would be adapted into a film of the same name; that film, Fifty Shades of Gray was released in 2015 and was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starred the relatively known actors, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele (the principal protagonist) and Jamie Dornan as the titular, Christian Grey. The film received rather mixed reviews but garnered a sequel nonetheless called, Fifty Shades Darker and just like its predecessor, it was based off of a eponymous novel by E.L. James. For those who are unfamiliar the first movie (just like the book upon which it was based) follows the story of Christian Grey, a dashing and powerful businessman with a troubled past and Ana Steele, a young, bright and curious woman who becomes attracted to him.

The first books concern Ana learning of Grey’s sadistic sexual proclivities and his seeming indifference to emotional connection and her struggles with this realization and her burgeoning feelings for him whilst the second book tackles their increased intimacy and obvious feelings unrequited desire.

The third film picks up shortly after the last one left off with Steele and Grey getting married and then falling into the typical newly wed bickering. The crux of the film revolves around Ana and Christian grappling with their new lives and the need for a more “vanilla” style of relationship which is further complicated by the reemergence of Fifty Shades Darker arch villain, Jack Hyde, a cruel businessman who is obsessed with possessing Ana and getting revenge on Grey for firing him.

So then, on to answering the natural question: how was it? All in all it is much in line with what one expects from these kinds of films, timid, over-hyped sex scenes, cheezy, stilted dialogues and generally bland characters. However the cat and mouse psychodrama towards the end was surprisingly effective. But don’t just take my word on it have a look at some other reviews of the film (such as this glowing one by a die-hard fan) and go check it out yourself (unless your not a fan of schlock romance).

Judy Garland Will Be Featured In A Biopic Of Her Life

Nearly everyone, including those of younger generations, have at one point and time see, the the movie that has become an all time favorite and an American classic, The Wizard of Oz. This movie won the hearts of children, and adults alike. It is one that anticipated during the holidays, and it will still keep you on the edge of your seat. The star of the movie was the incomparable Judy Garland, who played the lead role of Dorothy. Judy Garland was well known in the early days for her singing, and acting ability that was flawless. The older generation can remember how she wowed the crowds with her dazzling performances.

It has been shared with the public that a biopic of the famous star is currently in production in London. This is where Judy performed her last concerts. Your text to link… The actress that will play the part of Judy Garland, Renee Zellweger, bears a striking resemblance to the star of music, and the silver screen. Many people will anxiously await the premier of this biopic that will depict the life of Judy Garland. For people who may not know of her by her given name, just mention Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. This is a great under taking as it gives older people something to relate to.

With all of the new actors and actresses that have come onto the movie scene in recent years, it is hard for members of the golden generation to find an interest in movies, or the subject matter of the new films, and television shows. The Judy Garland biopic will definitely bring back fond memories to many who loved the beautiful, melodic voice of the singer who had an extremely lively spirit. Younger movie buffs will enjoy the fantastic part of history that this story will tell. They will learn how Judy Garland, along with others from her day and time, helped shape the music industry, which led to way for other performers. They will also realize that music has not always been heavy metal, and hip hop. This is going to be a fabulous movie whether it is made for television or for the big screen. It will justify the fact that music helped make America great.

Stranger Things Actors Slated to Get a Substantial Raise

Stranger Things, a Netflix original series that came out on July 15, 2016, has been wildly popular and successful since the series started. Now about to begin season 3 in April of 2018, the award-winning series has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016, and received eighteen Emmy nominations. With the outstanding performance of the series, the actors are slated to get enormous raises for the new eight-episode season.

The salary contracts were negotiated and signed in March, and the actors were all separated into “tiers”. Tier A is the highest paid tier at $350,000 per episode. It consists of Winona Ryder and David Harbour. Tier B actors will make $250,000 per episode. The actors included in Tier B are Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, and Gaten Matarazzo. Tier C actors, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery, Natalia Dyey, are making $150,00 per episode. The series break out star, Millie Bobby Brown who plays the character “Eleven”, is believed to be making more than the Tier B youngsters, but this has not been confirmed.

Stranger Things was a creation of Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Commonly referred to as “The Duffer Brothers”, these twins always work on everything together as a duo. Their talent and artistic eye is emphasized and reformed while writing and producing the Stranger Things. They mainly create works in the genre of sci-fi and horror, and some of their past work includes the 2015 horror film Hidden and the hit series Wayward Pines. The Duffer Brothers co-produced Wayward Pines along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror series set in the 1980s. In the first season, a young boy is missing and a strange girl named Eleven appears and uses psychokinesis to help the boy’s friends look for him. The show is set in a fictional town in Indiana. The subsequent seasons are about the characters dealing with the consequences and effects from the first season.