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What would happen if I brought a white woman home and said; Mama, she’s the one. It'll be fine I guess. There would be some eyebrows raised, with increasing murmurs the further you got from nuclear family, but it'll be fine. However, when it becomes a matter of general scrutiny; the optics of a chief or presidential candidate with a white better half, folks would not be having it. So the idea of a mixed race couple with a royal half in the pre-colonial Africa is scandalously daunting, to put it lightly.
War For The Planet of The Apes Final Trailer
'The Angry Birds 2' Gets A Release Date
Following the successful run at the box office The Angry Birds Movie has been granted a sequel. Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment Ltd. are joining forces once again. The green piggies and flightless birds take their rivalry up a notch in the sequel.
New 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Photos Are Here!
A look into the new season, debuting July 16 on HBO — New photos from the seventh season of Game of Thrones are here and they offer a mix of episode stills and behind the scenes set photos. Among the seven new photos published by Entertainment Weekly, we get an affable looking Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) smiling for the cameras. Is Brienne of Tarth smiling at Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju)? What are Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) plotting? And then there’s Daenerys sitting atop Dracarys, the massive 747 sized dragon, in what appears to be an incredibly brutal battle. Did Daenerys and crew make it to Westeros after all?
Star Wars Films Increase Merchandising Sales Overall For The Industry
The first two films in Disney's Lucasfilm era have been successful both in reviews and at the box office. Focusing on the financials they have been really successful for the galaxy far far away. Merchandising in pop culture franchises raised 4.4% due to Star Wars related merchandise. Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion back in 2012. Disney looks like it's got its money back in big ways. The Force Awakens earned $2 billion at the box office. Then Rogue One the following year made a $1 billion.
Universal's Monster Universe Is Now 'The Dark Universe'
Well it isn't a surprise but Universal's long-awaited classic monster movie universe is picking up steam. Universal Studios has officially titled the universe. It will now be known as the Dark Universe. This universe joins the crowded universe game, along with Marvel's Cinematic Universe, DC Extended Universe, King Kong/Godzilla Universe, and Star Wars Universe.
Dark Universe Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe Trailer
Diana Can Hoist A Tank! New 'Wonder Woman' RealD Poster
Be careful of mankind Diana...They do not deserve you. — With just under two weeks until Wonder Woman hits U.S. theaters, Warner Bros. has released yet another vibrant poster featuring our heroine effortlessly hoisting a tank over her head. This latest poster further solidifies the kind of power that compliments the grace, wisdom and wonder possessed by Princess Diana of Themyscira, warrior princess of the Amazonian people.
Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms new 'Terminator' film
It is official folks, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to the Terminator franchise along with series creator and director of The Terminator and The Terminator 2: Judgment Day, James Cameron. Schwarzenegger confirmed with ScreenDaily at Cannes that the Terminator franchise will be returning but this time with James Cameron producing.
Baywatch (2017) Review
Baywatch is directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief) and stars Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas, Fast & Furious), Zac Efron (Bad Neighbours, 17 Again) and Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas, Percy Jackson). "Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay". The next film to ride on the nostalgia wave is Baywatch - will it fall or rise?
Snatched (2017) Review
Snatched is directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, The Night Before) and stars Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, Inside Amy Schumer) and Goldie Hawn (The First Wives Club, Overboard). "When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results". Can Schumer score again or was Trainwreck a one-hit-wonder?
I now get the Prometheus gripes. Despite being thoughtful and absorbing on a philosophical level, I acknowledged that Ridley Scott’s first Alien prequel was a slippery slope, but a slippery slope I was content to run up and down on. But as we closed in on the denouement of the second Alien prequel, Alien: Covenant, I was certain I would never think of the first two films the same way again.
"Everything, Everything" Review
“Everything, Everything” is the latest YA romance novel to be turned into a movie. The book, written by Nicola Yoon, was published less than two years ago, so this was definitely a quick turnaround. Last year’s “Me Before You”, based on a novel intended for a similar audience, blew me away – with a commanding lead performance by “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and a sophisticated emotional core.
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner Bids to Buy English Soccer Club
Michael Eisner is about to earn a new badge for being a billionaire. Eisner and his investment group Tornante made a bid for the soccer club Portsmouth. Eisner is committing $13 million to the club. Him and his investment group made an offer of $7.38 million for the team. Now the fans and shareholders are voting on the deal.
"Alien: Covenant" Review
A covenant is an agreement. I've got a feeling I won’t be sharing a covenant with many die-hard “Alien” fans on Ridley Scott’s latest prequel, and “Prometheus” sequel, “Alien: Covenant”.
Watch: Trailer For The New "Star Trek: Discovery" Series.
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Movie Review
Let's break down the umpteenth retelling of the man that came from nothing to become King. This is King Arthur: Legend of the Sword! — King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is directed by Guy Ritchie and is another reimagining of King Arthur's origin story. Better known as the historical man who pulled the sword from the stone earth to become a leader.
Watch the New Trailer for #WillAndGrace - Back This Fall
Alien: Covenant (2017) - Review
Some questions are best left unanswered. — In 2012 acclaimed director Ridley Scott returned to the universe he'd helped create in Alien, his seminal 1979 melding of science fiction and horror. That return came in the form of his pseudo-prequel Prometheus. I've already written lengthy retrospectives of Alien and it's three direct sequels but I stopped short of Prometheus. Thinking back as to why I chose not to revisit Prometheus, I can only deduce that my feelings towards it at the time were still in something of a trough. Prometheus was a film that I liked less and less upon subsequent viewings. Each viewing would uncover yet another ill-considered plot element or inconsistency that I felt damaged the mythos that had been so carefully crafted in the earlier films in spite of the often stunning visuals. The problems with Prometheus can be traced to its pre-production when writer Jon Spaihts was replaced by Damon Lindelof. If the available information is to be believed, Spaihts' script was far more of a direct prequel to Alien. The planet featured was LV-426, the same planet where Ripley first came into contact with the Xenomorph in Alien and to which she would later return in Aliens. When Lindelof suggested that significant changes be made to the screenplay so as to make it far less of a direct prequel, Scott agreed and allowed Lindelof to begin making the changes through numerous rewrites. One of the changes was to make the planet a different one to the one seen in Alien and so the planet in Prometheus was changed to LV-223. Another was to push aside the focus on the Xenomorphs and make Prometheus its own film with its own unique themes set within the Alien universe but not directly related to it.