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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.

Paradox and The Man In the Black Hat

Netflix has a new movie coming out. This is nothing new, so why is this movie different?

This film is called Paradox. It’s directed by the lovely Daryl Hannah. She’s best known for her roles in Splash and the Kill Bill movies. It stars music legend Neil Young. Young and Hannah are partners in real life, and they worked closely on the set. I never thought I’d see Neil Young in a movie made for Netflix. I also never thought Daryl Hannah would direct a movie like this. Welcome to the future!

Paradox lives up to it’s name. The characters seem comedic to me. The atmosphere is rugged and dirty. Neil Young is known for being a little strange, so the character he plays is perfect for him. He plays The Man In the Black Hat. He’s not to be trusted in this world. I have to admit that the name is pretty cool. What’s even cooler is the plot.

Paradox is set in the future. Seeds are the new money. People are desperate and hungry. The film focuses on the struggle for life and happiness. This appeals to me because of it’s relevance. I can see it actually happening in real life. Food shortages and territorial disputes are not a new problem, so this future is fathomable. Just a few weeks ago it was reported that Cape Town in South Africa is going to run out of water. It’s a scary world.

However, Paradox gives us constant reminders of the healing power of love and music. Speaking of music…all the music for the movie was recorded live. It’s raw, authentic, and uplifting. Neil Young is featured on the soundtrack with Promise of the Real.

Paradox had no crew. It had no stunt doubles and no fancy equipment. It was Hannah, Young, and 11 other people. It was put together with duct-tape and string. What’s crazy is that it’s still an amazing movie! I find that extremely impressive. So many bells and whistles are used to make movies now. It’s nice to see work that’s so raw and simple.

This movie is a masterpiece. It’s unique, gritty, and thought-provoking. Paradox premiers on Netflix March twenty-first. That’s this Friday! Check it out.

The Long Time Coming for Black Panther in Hollywood

The Black Panther movie has really set the stage for African Americans to pay more attention to what is happening in Marvel comic books. It is true that Black Panther is a character that has been around for more than 50 years, but before the movie was unveiled there was no presence of the Black Panther in movie roles. It is true that he has appeared as a cartoon character in one of the Avenger movies, but there was still so much that was unknown about Wakanda and the Heritage that this character had. Now it seems that more people are embracing this fictional world of Wakanda where Africans have healing powers and spiritual rituals that allow them to repair the body and become somewhat immortal in ways. This is what fascinates people about this fictional world that was created inside of black panther. This is a movie that is moving far beyond boundaries and establishing a new quota in
Hollywood.

The appears with this movie that people will still be talking about even after it is no longer in theaters. This is the new popularity of a black superhero. It has become something of a symbol of pride for African-American kids. They finally have a superhero that looks like them, they want to know more about the story that is introducing this fictional world. Kids and adults are embracing this superhero.

It should come as no surprise that this movie would thrive at a time when racial tension is at an all-time high. People really wanted something to take their mind off of everything that was going on in the world today. The popularity of this movie is during the time where Donald Trump is in office as the president. This is not a coincidence.

The popularity of this movie during the time where the Black Lives Matter movement is so vital is not a coincidence. There are many reasons why the Black Panther movie has been successful, and all of those reasons are to be factored in when people look at what has become close to a billion-dollar movie franchise. One cannot help but to look at the sources that have created room for Black Panthers to co-exist with other one dominant superheroes.

Blockbuster Movies Before Summer

Movies are getting a lot of attention at the beginning of 2018. The fact there are a ton of movies that are making a splash even though it is clearly not a time where blockbusters would be coming to theaters. People are seeing movies like “Black Panther” that are getting to the billion-dollar mark. This is very likely to be a year where movies that are considered blockbusters are released before the summer. This is really the thing that has become the norm because there are so many opportunities for streaming.

Hollywood recognizes that people are not going to get out if they do not see anything that seems to be worth their time. This is why they are not holding back on the blockbusters. Hollywood is not waiting for the summer months to lure people into theaters. They know that if they wait for long periods of time more people will cozy up with Netflix and Hulu and simply watch what is on these streaming services. This is why these are bigger and better movies even in the month of January and February.

There is also a great amount of talk about 3D movies as well. There are a lot of movies that are coming to theaters in 3D format. There are movies like “Black Panther” and

“A Wrinkle in Time” that are in 3D. This gives moviegoers an extra dose of excitement, and it also racks up even more money in ticket sales for producers. The movie industry is definitely changing as people become much more aware of all of the entertainment possibilities that exist. It has become more of a challenge to get people out to movies because internet piracy has also taken a big turn. More people are into the process of going to see movies in theaters.

Many people right now are going back to see movies that were nominated for Oscars. These movies were brought back into theaters for a limited showing, and this gives people a second chance to see the Oscar nominated films that they may have missed the first time around. This is a good thing because it actually gives people a chance to get that movie experience again if the movie is not on DVD yet.

Indie Director Kevin Smith Suffers Massive Heart Attack

Kevin Smith, legendary indie film director and podcaster, recently suffered from a massive heart attack, and spent several days in the hospital following the attack last week. Thankfully, the Clerks director is doing well after going into emergency surgery and is now back at home with wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, and daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. On Monday, Kevin tweeted that the attack had been caused by one hundred percent blockage of the LAD artery. Upon leaving the hospital, Smith said he would be making some lifestyle changes, including going vegan, a decision spurred by daughter Harley Quinn who is a major advocate for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle.

The trouble started after Kevin had finished the first of two scheduled stand-up shows last Sunday evening. Smith surprised fans by reporting on the incident on his Instagram Monday morning after having gone through emergency surgery only hours before, continuing the unprecedented work ethic that has kept him one of the foremost experts on pop culture into the 21st century, and could quite possibly have contributed to the attack itself. In the Instagram post, Smith said that after leaving the show he began to feel nauseous and threw up but it didn’t seem to help. Smith attributed his survival to the prompt medical attention he received from Glendale Hospital.

Smith appeared on The Ralph Report, hosted by Ralph Garmin, who is also the co-host of Hollywood Babylon with Kevin, to speak on his brush with death earlier this week. Smith says the incident has made him see things in a new light, and says that he was supposed to be dead in that room without a doubt. Surviving has made Smith want to try and ‘do everything’, as he puts in his own words. The heart attack didn’t deter any of Smith’s trademark pop culture humor, however, as he took to Twitter to request a Bacta Tank and Medical Droid be delivered from Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. For more on Smith, his recovering, and the outpouring of support from both fans and celebrities alike, be sure to check out Kevin’s Twitter at www.twitter.com/thatkevinsmith.

Scorsese’s New Film is Done

Initial shooting of “The Irishman” has officially wrapped up, says director Martin Scorsese via his Instagram page. The movie is based on a book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt. “The Irishman” marks Scorsese’s return to the gangster genre along side actor Robert De Niro.

The movie is about Frank Sheeran, whose nickname was The Irishman. Sheeran spent years as a hitman for the mob and is said to have carried out over 20 executions for them.

Scorsese says that the movie will make excellent use of the latest technology available to the movie industry. Much like how Kurt Russell and Brad Pitt have had their age changed in previous movies, Robert De Niro’s image will be altered by the best in the business so that he will be able to portray all versions of Frank Sheeran.

If you are excited for Scorsese’s latest addition to the gangster genre or are a fan of Robert De Niro, don’t get too excited. Netflix, who handled the budgeting for the film, currently have no plans to release the movie in 2018. Fans of De Nio and Scorsese will most likely have to wait until 2019 to get their hands on “The Irishman.”

About Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese is one of the most respected American movie directors, producers, and screen writers to ever live. Scorsese has been involved in the film industry since 1963 and was born in New York City in 1942.

Scorsese is close friends with Robert De Niro, for this reason, you will find De Niro in many of Scorsese’s films such as Casino and Cape Fear. Many of the films he has worked on have been written, directed and produced with the assistance of De Niro.

As well as the big screen, Scorsese has also worked in collaboration with premium cable news channel, HBO. Scorsese, along with Terence Winter, former Sopranos writer, created Boardwalk Empire, a television show that told the story of the consequences of prohibition in New Jersey. The series starred Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt.

The Black Panther Movie People Have Been Waiting For

The excitement is in the air, and people believe that “Black Panther” is going to be phenomenal. The reviews have been great, and there’s no doubt that millions of people around the world are ready to take a look at the latest Marvel superhero.

One good thing that has made the movie stand out is the large amount of praise that it has already received from many publications. The New York Times has given it good reviews. Rolling Stone and Variety magazine have also praised this film. It is the movie that has received stellar reviews even though it has not even been released to the public yet. This is what is making people get even more excited about this film. It appears to be one of the biggest films 2018, and it has a black cast.

This factor alone seems quite groundbreaking for the movie industry. The fact that there is a superhero that is black is going to be something that small kids are talking about. It is bound to have a ripple effect that will last throughout the rest of 2018. There are already kids that are planning a Halloween costume that involves the Black Panther. There is a celebration during Black History Month where this could become one of the biggest grossing African-American films of all times. There is so much to anticipate about a film such as this.

It brings forth a great amount of speculation about the role of African Americans in starring roles. This is the evolution of big screen cinema. There have been African Americans in many roles, but it is very rare to have a movie of this magnitude at this time that gives black people an entirely new way to look at the Marvel comics empire.

There’s definitely a good amount of anticipation about this film because Chadwick Boseman has proven himself to be a great actor. He has taken on rolls like James Brown in a bio pic, but he shows just how much is able to transition from one character to another with “Black Panther.” There is a completely different energy for playing an entertainer like James Brown to playing a superhero, but Chad Boseman has managed to pull this off quite well.

The Black Panther Wait is Over

Movies about superheroes do well in most cases. This has definitely been the case for Marvel and all of the superhero movies that have been released for action figures like Wonder Woman and Iron Man. Down through the years Marvel has created a huge legacy when it comes to creating quality movies, and now fans are getting ready for the first black superhero.

Chadwick Boseman is taking on the role of Black Panther, and it appears to be such a groundbreaking concept in the movie world that it is actually making history.

When one considers the fact that there was still a high level of segregation a little over 50 years ago it seems quite phenomenal that Americans would live in a time where a black superhero was hitting the big screen. That is what makes it so much of a phenomenon. Chadwick Boseman recognizes this, and he has been promoting the movie in different countries with a humble spirit and a lot of excitement about this new character.

It has been reported that black panther is already setting pre-sale ticket box office records. This is a true how much people are in anticipation of the release of this movie. It is being released in February, and this is Black History Month. This makes it all the more exciting for African Americans to see a movie such as this starring a black superhero in the month of February. It is becoming a big celebration because there are many big name stars that are also hitting the screen with Chadwick Boseman. He is appearing with Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan.

There is a lot of anticipation about this movie because it creates a whole new realm of energy for people that have been looking for this cartoon character to finally come to the big screen. It has been a long time coming, and the wait has been quite a long one, but it will soon be over. People will not have to wait much longer because this highly-anticipated movie is dropping into theaters in a couple of days. The excitement is huge, and the amount of publicity is equally impressive. People are really to see this film about a black superhero that joins the Marvel empire.

Todd McFarlane Meeting for Actors for Spawn Movie

Todd McFarlane Discussing Movie Roles for Spawn

It’s been known for some time that a reboot of the movie “Spawn” was in the works, but now it’s officially time for the casting calls to begin.

Todd McFarlane has been given the honor of being the man in charge of directing the reboot to the comic book character, and started off by first going to his Instagram to confirm that the casting process has started. As of now, there are no known roles for the movie yet, but he has thrown some names around such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx for key roles. DiCaprio is seen as an interesting choice, since most of his roles tend to be involving more prestige materials.

What’s interesting about the movie is that McFarlane has definitely suggested that it will be a more “twisted, psychological affair,” and even more interesting is that Spawn won’t have a speaking role. What’s more, the movie is also supposed to be grounded realistically and Spawn will be the main supernatural part of the whole movie. He also said that the main character of the movie will actually be a guy named Twitch, who is a private investigator.

Spawn is a cult comic that involves Al Simmons, a hired assassin who is betrayed and killed by his bosses, and comes back to Earth by literally making a deal with the devil, as a Hellspawn. As a result, the character turned into an anti-hero. Being a reboot, it should be known that the original comic was made into a movie adaptation in 1997, with Michael Jai White as the leading role of Spawn. The movie itself was pretty successful, but was rated PG-13 and as a result had a lot of explicit elements from the comic removed for audiences. Furthermore, the movie had a lackluster script and was topped off with heavily hammy acting. Still, it remained a cult favorite among many fans.

There’s no official release date for the Spawn reboot, but 2019 seems to be the year that McFarlane has in mind for release.

Black Panther is Set to Break Box Office Records

Marvel’s newest comic book adaptation Black Panther, is yet to be released in theaters but it has already drawn in major positive reviews from the industry’s top critics. Many media publications such as the Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and The Los Angeles Times that were invited to the screenings of Black Panther have gushed that the film is “revolutionary” and is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen before”. These blurbs were featured in a few promotional television spots just before the film debuts in IMAX and 3D across 3,800 U.S. screens. The Marvel film will also be shown in Kisumu, Kenya, as an early screening just a few days before its worldwide release on February 16, 2018.

The film was directed by Ryan Coogler, who directed Fruitvale Station in 2013 and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther; Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia; Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger; Dani Gurira as Okoye and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross. Black Panther was very well-received on Rotten Tomatoes, it achieved a ‘certified fresh’ rating and a high approval score of 97 percent. The rave reviews and extremely positive advert blurbs had played a part in helping the superhero flick’s pre-sale tickets reach record breaking sales within its genre. One can only assume that the Disney distributed and Marvel produced Black Panther will become an explosive box office hit.

The premise of the story centers around T’Challa returning to his African homeland after the events that transpired in Captain America: Civil War. He returns to the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda and becomes appointed as their new king. Shortly after, King T’Challa becomes bombarded with members within his own nation trying to dethrone him. A few surprising foes devised a plan to commit Wakanda genocide and King T’Challa has no choice but to fight as Black Panther once again and prevent any wars and atrocities from happening to his people as well as his motherland.