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Watch The Witches Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that the dark comedy reboot of The Witches will be officially foregoing its previous U.S. theatrical release plans, opting for a digital release instead. Originally scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9, the Anne Hathaway-led film will now be making its debut on October 22 exclusively on HBO Max.

Reimagining Roald Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy (Bruno) who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma (Spencer) in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch (Hathaway) has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

The Witches is being led by Oscar winners Anne Hathaway as the Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer along with Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci. It will also feature Kristin Chenoweth, Codie-Lei Eastick and Jahzir Bruno with Chris Rock lending his voice for adult narration.

The new film adaptation is directed by Robert Zemeckis, who co-wrote the screenplay along with Guillermo del Toro and Kenya Barris.

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Watch The Trailer For Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Amazon Prime Video has released the full trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming Borat sequel which is specifically titled Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

The video previews the titular Kazakh journalist’s return as he gets a new mission to go to America. The film will be available for streaming on Amazon Prime October 23.

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No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast

No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast is a new and exclusive podcast hosted by James King. The six-part series features exclusive interviews with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell and a host of key behind the scenes crew from casting director to special effects supervisor.

Each of the six episodes focuses on a different aspect of the franchise. Learn everything about Bond from music, gadgets and locations to stunts, costumes and cars.

You can also be the first to hear an exclusive score from Hans Zimmer and brand new recordings from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from Bond 25 brought to you from Decca Records.

No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast is produced by Somethin’ Else in association with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, Universal Pictures International, United Artists Releasing and Eon Productions.

Check it out HERE.

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Scott C. Pays Homage To The Goonies In This Gorgeous Print

Artist Scott C. has created the most wonderful Goonies prints incorporating so many key elements and characters of the classic film. 

I love the clever extra details such as the cute Baby Ruth candy bar by Sloth and Cyndi Lauper on TV singing “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough”.

The Timed-Edition poster will go on sale in Scott C.’s shop beginning Wednesday October 7th.

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Check Out The New Poster For Hubie Halloween

Netflix has shared the new poster art for their upcoming spooky Adam Sandler comedy, Hubie Halloween which will premiere on the streaming network on October 7.

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero.

The film stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Rob Schneider, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Chiklis, Tim Meadows, Karan Brar, George Wallace, Noah Schnapp, Paris Berelc, China Anne McClain, with Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph.

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Amazon Studios Acquires Borat Sequel, Sets October Premiere

Borat is back. Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 film “Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” that Amazon plans to release in October before the Presidential Election.

The streaming giant confirmed Tuesday that it has acquired worldwide rights to the film. It’s reportedly titled: “Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.”

Reports have steadily accumulated about the project throughout the summer as it was filmed in secret during the pandemic. In early July, Rudy Giuliani called the police on Cohen after an interview in which Cohen emerged in character. Giuliani told Page Six: “This guy comes running in wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit. It was a pink bikini, with lace.”

In June, Cohen appeared at a far-right rally in Olympia, Washington, posing as a sponsor of the event. He led the crowd in a racially charged singalong.

Cohen originated the character of Borat Sagdiyev, a fictional Kazakh journalist, on his series “Da Ali G Show.” The 2006 film, directed by Larry Charles, grossed $262 million worldwide and was nominated for best adapted screenplay.

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Watch The Monster Squad Documentary Trailer For Wolfman’s Got Nards

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired North American rights to distribute Wolfman’s Got Nards, directed by Andre Gower and produced by Lionsgate’s Pilgrim Media Group and Fitterpiper Entertainment. The Monster Squad documentary features Fred Dekker, Shane Black, Seth Green, Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank, Adam F. Goldberg, Heather Langenkamp, Chuck Russell, Adam Green, Joe Lynch and many more.

When it was released in 1987, The Monster Squad was deemed a film no one cared much about but over the last three decades, word of mouth has turned this sleeper hit into a cultural phenomenon. Wolfman’s Got Nards explores the relationship a dedicated audience (including celebrities and filmmakers) has with The Monster Squad. This documentary takes an in-depth look into the film’s conception, response, cult status and revival. Through interviews with the cast, crew, screenwriters, directors, academics and original reviewers as well as through never-before-seen footage, it turns the lens on an audience of self-proclaimed misfits who have kept The Monster Squad alive for more than 30 years.

Wolfman’s Got Nards will be released on demand on October 27, 2020.

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Son of A Nutcracker, General Mills Is Releasing Elf Cereal For The Holidays

The beloved movie Elf is now a cereal, thanks to General Mills, and only cotton-headed ninny muggins won’t be trying it.

According to Buddy the Elf, there are four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. That last one inspired the new cereal, since we all know that Buddy loves maple syrup, especially on his spaghetti. The festive cereal is made of maple-flavored corn puffs and green and red holiday tree marshmallows.

The limited-edition Elf Cereal will be on shelves in time for the holidays. It’ll be available at grocery retailers nationwide in a mid-size ($2.50) and family-size ($3.99) boxes.

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Venom – Superhero Shlock That Exceeded Expectations

The market these days is very oversaturated with superhero movies, thanks to Marvel’s success. I mean, you don’t get to conclude a twenty-three movie saga without doing something right, right?

It’s no wonder that other studios wanted to cash in on that success, so the market was flooded with superhero films for the past decade. Some, like Fox’s Deadpool, were a success like Intertops mobile casino, while others, like Zack Snyder’s Batman VS Superman, were not. Marvel’s success even influenced other franchises, as the “Marvel Formula” got applied to Disney’s Star Wars sequels.

However, one superhero movie that I never really bothered looking into was Sony’s “Venom”. After hearing middling reviews, I put off watching it for a long time- until yesterday, from the day I’m writing this. Let me just say that the film exceeded my expectations, and surprised me by being pretty good.

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After that lukewarm praise for “Venom”, I should probably clarify what I meant. I liked the movie. I enjoyed it. The movie does a lot of things that I really like while avoiding a lot of pitfalls I was expecting it to fall into.

To sum up the plot, Eddie Brock investigates a not-Elon-Musk type character, whose company is rumored to be experimenting on people so unethically that they end up dead more times than not. Since Eddie doesn’t actually have any proof aside from a sealed legal case his girlfriend is working on, Eddie ends up losing his job, his girl, and his home because of his blunt method of journalism.

In addition, not-Musk wants to begin populating humans onto different planets, and his recon mission ends up bringing back alien Symbiotes- one of which inevitably ends up on Eddie, which results in a sort of buddy-cop dynamic in which they each eventually grow a liking to each other, and work together to save the world.

So nothing particularly groundbreaking there. Where Venom impressed me was its execution. Eddie Brock is played magnificently by Tom Hardy, and his descent into anti-hero status is a fun ride. The Venom symbiotic is vicious, confident, and snarky, contrasting hilariously with Eddie’s “oh-my-god-no-you-can’t-just-eat-people” reactions.

“Venom” also manages to dodge the relationship cliches that plague these kinds of movies. In contrast to, say, CW’s love-interests from “The Flash” and “Arrow”, Eddie’s girlfriend Anne is actually smart and capable and reacts like a normal human being when weird things happen around her. She breaks up with Eddie at the beginning of the movie because of his actions, completely justifiably, she ends up in a relationship with another guy who she stays faithful to for the rest of the film.

In other words, a lot of the typical love-triangle cliches are avoided, thank goodness, and none of the relationships ever feel toxic or implausible. I’m emphasizing just how well this movie handles it’s relationships because characters who can’t seem to manage any kind of relationship like normal human beings is one of the worst tropes that Hollywood likes to shovel down our throat, and I feel like I have to credit this movie for being better than that. The god-awful relationship stuff from the CW shows completely derailed the series for me, and I’m so happy to have found a movie that does contain relationship drama but handles it well.

Outside of that, the movie is fun, it’s paced well, and the action is awesome in a sort of over-the-top way. While not the best CGI I’ve ever seen, the special effects for Venom are great and really sells him as a monstrous pile of goop.

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With all that praise I’ve heaped on it so far, this movie is not a cinematic masterpiece, and it falls short in a couple of areas.

While Eddie’s arc from rock-bottom to hero is really consistent with his morals and values, Venom’s is not. The Venom symbiote starts out wanting to help the villain and basically eat humanity. Through the course of the movie, however, Venom switches sides and decides that he actually likes Eddie, and maybe humanity doesn’t all deserve to be eaten alive. That being said, the transition from one to the other doesn’t really… happen.

There’s nothing that Eddie does to convince Venom to be better, and Venom never really has a reason to listen to Eddie or be better, aside from the fact that he kind of likes Eddie and that Eddie is a compatible host for him.

The dialogue also falls short here and there. There’s the infamous “Turd in the wind” line from the trailer, but aside from that, it’s well written overall.

The movie does suffer a bit from the “Marvel Formula”, where the tone is lighter than it probably should be and the violence is turned down just a tad too much, and the villain is yet another “villain-with-same-powers-as-hero-but-otherwise-forgettable” kind of character. The villain from Ant-Man comes to mind. I can’t even remember his name clearly. His chief henchman, Tierce, is also pretty bland too.

Conclusion

I really honestly cannot think of a better description for this movie than “Superhero Shlock”. “Venom’s” plot is simple like it’s characters, but it’s entertaining and competently executed. It’s a popcorn flick that you can turn your brain off to. For what it is, so long as you aren’t expecting “Logan but with Venom”, it’s a B-list movie that you can confidently have a good time with.

7 / 10: Turn your brain off and just have fun with it.

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M. Night Shyamalan Reveals Poster For New Movie Titled Old

M. Night Shyamalan has revealed the poster for his new movie, which is titled Old. No word on the plot as and a trailer has yet to be released.

Old was produced by its writer-director, Shyamalan along with his Blinding Edge Pictures partner Ashwin Rajan as well as Marc Bienstock. Steven Schneider served as an executive producer on the project.

Gael Garcia Bernal leads an ensemble cast that includes Vicky Krieps, Alex Wolff, Thomasin McKenzie, Eliza Scanlen, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, Aaron Pierre, Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Emun Elliott and Ken Leung.

The film will be released on July 23, 2021.

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