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- The "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise is filled with a lot of sex and some light BDSM.
- But sometimes the onscreen fantasy is better than reality.
- Jamie Dornan, who plays billionaire heartthrob Christian Grey, told Jimmy Kimmel shooting the scenes aren't as sexy as you'd imagine.
- He describes his relationship with co-star Dakota Johnson as that of a brother and sister.
- Dornan said he wore a bag over his genitals on set that said it was previously used for "Inmate #3" in a movie.
- "When you picture the guy playing 'Inmate #3' in a movie in your head, it's not sexy," said Dornan.
- 02/02/18--05:37: The biggest box-office hit the year you were born
- "Halloween" creator John Carpenter has been involved in all facets of the making of the latest movie in the franchise.
- Carpenter is very interested in doing the movie's score.
- Danny McBride, who cowrote the script with director David Gordon Green, gives an update from the set.
- Facebook has removed an anti-Disney Facebook group that planned to sabotage the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for Marvel's upcoming film "Black Panther."
- In December, the same group took credit for driving down the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
- Rotten Tomatoes also denounced the group in a statement on Thursday.
- 02/02/18--13:28: Here's what 30 famous movie destinations look like in real life
- Locations all around the world have had starring roles in famous movies — and you can see them for yourself in real life, as many of them even feature dedicated tours.
- For instance, there's a bus tour you can take that will guide you to all of the most iconic locations from "The Sound of Music."
- Even movies set on other planets have to film somewhere — many movies will use deserts as a replacement for space.
- 02/04/18--10:37: 'Jumanji' just won't go away — it's No. 1 at the box office again
- "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" pulls off the rare feat of coming back to win the domestic box office after losing it the weekend before.
- The movie now has a domestic total gross of $352.62 million, just under Dwayne Johnson's all-time best domestic grossing movie, "Furious 7."
- With Sony planning to have a sequel ready by Christmas 2019, the stage may be set for a showdown with "Star Wars: Episode IX."
- The teaser for "Solo," the young Han Solo movie, has come out.
- From what it looks like, the movie has some powerful visuals.
- Tom Cruise is back for another "Mission: Impossible."
- This time around it looks like he takes a lot of tumbles.
- Netflix released a trailer for the third movie in the "Cloverfield" franchise during the Super Bowl.
- It's called "The Cloverfield Paradox."
- The movie follows a group of international astronauts on a space station working with experimental technology.
- An "unexpected result" leaves the team fighting for survival.
- This is a big surprise. As of early January, the movie was supposed to be released by Paramount in April.
- Instead, the movie will be released directly after the Super Bowl.
- Fans are calling it a brilliant marketing move by Netflix.
- Watch the trailer for "The Cloverfield Paradox" below.
- Disney and Lucasfilm debuted the first full trailer for its Han Solo movie Monday morning on "Good Morning America."
- A teaser for the "Star Wars" spin-off debuted during Super Bowl 2018. You can watch it here.
- "Solo: A Star Wars Story" will follow the adventures of a young Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).
- We'll see some cool new robots, meet a few new characters played by Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson, and will see some killer capes.
- "Solo" will be in theaters May 25, 2018. Watch the full trailer below.
- 02/05/18--09:02: 17 actors made younger with crazy CGI
- Uma Thurman told The New York Times she was injured on the set of "Kill Bill" after director Quentin Tarantino allegedly made her do a car stunt.
- The actress provided video to the Times of her crashing into a tree, which led to her injuring her knees and suffering a concussion, she said.
- Producer Rebecca Green told Business Insider the accident would never have happened if the movie's producer had stepped up and stopped Thurman from driving the car.
- "The Incredibles" features a lot of futuristic-looking tech, computers, and GPS.
- It doesn't take place in the present or even the future.
- The Pixar movie takes place in 1962. The beginning of the film takes place over a decade earlier.
- The two leads for Lifetime's upcoming "Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance" TV movie have been announced.
- Parisa Fitz-Henley will play Meghan Markle and Murray Fraser will portray Prince Harry.
- The movie will tell Prince Harry and Markle's love story, from when they first met to where they are now.
- The official premiere date for the movie has not been announced yet, but it is expected to coincide with the royal wedding this spring.
- Marvel finally gave Black Panther his own movie, and it was worth the wait.
- It's a movie that has lots of action, but also has a deep story about family, heritage, and community.
- Michael B. Jordan elevates the movie from good to great.
- Quentin Tarantino defended filmmaker Roman Polanski in a 2003 interview with Howard Stern by saying the 13-year-old girl with whom Polanski had unlawful sex "was down with it."
- Tarantino became the subject of controversy on Saturday when actress Uma Thurman said in a New York Times story that Tarantino made her do a dangerous car stunt in "Kill Bill" that injured her.
- In the same story, Thurman alleged that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her.
- Thurman also said Tarantino "confronted" Weinstein over the alleged assault and made the producer apologize to her.
- Tarantino told the Times in October, as the list of Weinstein sexual assault allegations grew, that he "knew enough to do more than I did" about Weinstein.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place on March 4, and among the honored nominees this year is 22-year-old Timothée Chalamet. INSIDER has already explored every movie that won best picture since 1927, and now we're taking a closer look the historic nominees from the last century.
Keep reading to see the 31 youngest Academy Award nominees of all time.
Timothée Chalamet ("Call Me By Your Name") — 22 years old
Chalamet stars as the 17-year-old Elio in last year's breakout indie film "Call Me By Your Name." Though Chalamet was 22 by the time he was nominated for the role, the rising star was 19 when the movie was filmed. "Call Me By Your Name" is also nominated for best adapted screenplay, best picture, and best original song.
If he takes home the Oscar this year, Chalamet will be the third-youngest person to ever win best actor.
Saoirse Ronan ("Brooklyn") — 21 years old
"Brooklyn" was nominated for best actress, best adapted screenplay, and best picture at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie didn't win in any of its categories, and Saoirse Ronan lost best actress to Brie Larson for her performance in "Room."
This was Ronan's second Oscar nomination. The now-23-year-old actress is up for her third nomination this year for 2017's "Lady Bird."
Marlee Matlin ("Children of a Lesser God") — 21 years old
"Children of a Lesser God" was nominated for five awards at the 59th Academy Awards, including best picture, best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, and best adapted screenplay. Matlin was the only winner from the film.
Matlin has held the record as youngest best actress winner for 31 years, and she is (to date) the only deaf recipient of an Academy Award — in any category.
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Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson film a lot of sexy and steamy scenes for the "Fifty Shades" franchise as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
While their elevator and red room of pain scenes may look hot and heavy, the dynamic on set doesn't sound anywhere near as sexy.
"This is going to sound bad, but it's almost like brother-sister," Dornan said of his relationship with Johnson on set during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!""I am married and she's had quite a lot of relationships in the time we've known each other. That's happening in our own lives and you just have this sort of mutual love and respect for each other."
It's nice to hear the two get along on set, especially when it was reported the two didn't get along on set in the past. (There are many movie couples who famously did not get along while making movies.) Still, it is a little weird to hear Dornan thinks of Johnson as his sister when you see the two of them sharing intimate scenes like this:
To make those scenes a little more awkward, Dornan told Kimmel he has to cover his junk not with a sock, but with a bag while filming.
"I wear like a wee bag," Dornan said to laughter and approval from the women in the late-night crowd.
"That sort of expression that I say from where I'm from —a wee bag — but it doesn't actually mean it's wee in size," Dornan quickly defended himself when the crowd lost it. "I wear like quite a big bag."
Instead of stopping there, Dornan continued to tell Kimmel more details about this "big bag" he wears on set. It turns out there's an entire process to picking out the bag that's right for you.
"There was a selection of them for me and I picked one," said Dornan. "I sort of picked one that I liked the look of, or whatever, the shape of."
"And then I picked it up and in the seam it said ‘Inmate #3," Dornan continued. "It was like sewed into it and I was like, '[bleep], this has been used before?' And then when you picture the guy playing 'Inmate #3' in a movie in your head, it's not sexy."
Dornan said regardless he wound up using Inmate #3's sack anyway.
The idea of wearing a bag to cover your privates may sound a bit uncomfortable on set, but there was one thing that may have made making all of those scenes a bit easier.
The second and third "Fifty Shades" movies were filmed at the same time so all of the sex scenes were filmed together.
"We do them all back-to-back pretty much because they're in the same locations," Dakota Johnson told Seth Meyers Wednesday night of the franchise's many sex scenes. "You want to try to mix it up and not have them all be the same."
So at least if Dornan has to wear that "wee bag," it sounds like he only had to wear it for an isolated amount of time and not over a span of many times different weeks.
"Fifty Shades Freed" will be in theaters February 9. You can watch Dornan's interview with Kimmel below.
Moviegoing has been one of America's favorite ways to kill time for about a century now, and box-office earnings have been a reliable predictor of what we love and, sometimes, continue to love.
We adjusted global box-office receipts for inflation through 2017 using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator. We've also included critic ratings from Metacritic (on a scale of 1 to 100) and fan ratings from IMDb (on a scale of 1 to 10) for each film where available.
However, we used 1975 as the cutoff for global box office because worldwide figures before then were spotty and inconsistent. For films prior to 1975, we've provided adjusted and unadjusted domestic box office instead.
Several franchises are represented — "Star Wars,""Terminator,""Harry Potter"— as are Academy Award winners and classics like "The Sound of Music" and "Rocky."
Read on to find out the highest-grossing movie released the year you were born:
*Note: A couple years in the 1930s are missing due to lack of information. Movies before 1930 were not included due to unreliable box-office data.
This post has been updated and expanded from its original version.
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2017: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Adjusted gross: $1.3 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.3 billion
Critic rating: 85
Fan rating: 7.5
Plot summary: "Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order."
2016: "Captain America: Civil War"
Adjusted gross: $1.17 billion
Unadjusted gross: $1.15 billion
Plot summary: "Political involvement in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man."
2015: "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens"
Adjusted gross: $2.15 billion
Unadjusted gross: $2.07 billion
Critic rating: 81
Fan rating: 8.3
Plot summary: "Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance."
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Danny McBride has quite a full plate at the moment.
He recently was at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new movie, the dark comedy "Arizona." And you've probably seen those "trailers" that turned out to be for a fake movie where he plays the son of Crocodile Dundee— that's actually all part of an elaborate commercial for Australia tourism that will play during the Super Bowl.
But perhaps the biggest thing taking up his time is his involvement in the next "Halloween" movie, which he cowrote with its director David Gordon Green, and is currently in production.
"It's coming together really nicely," McBride told Business Insider on Friday from the set in Charleston, South Carolina.
McBride said that on set Friday they will have Jamie Lee Curtis, the star of the original movie who has a role in this one; Nick Castle, who played the franchise's villain Michael Meyers in the original; and the creator of it all, legendary horror director John Carpenter.
Though it may seem intimidating to have the person who came up with "Halloween" on set, McBride said they have wanted his involvement since the beginning.
"Every step of the way — casting or script — we've gotten his blessing on all these things to make sure it's all in line," McBride said.
Though Carpenter has been involved in all facets of the movie, McBride said he hasn't tried to take control of the project.
"He's been really respectful of David and his process," he said. "He doesn't want to get in there and meddle and mess around."
Carpenter is executive producer on the movie — which is being produced by Blumhouse ("Get Out,""Split") and McBride and Green's company Rough House ("Eastbound & Down,""Vice Principals") — and it's looking more and more likely that this master of horror will also be doing the movie's score.
A big reason for the iconic status of "Halloween" is its creepy theme, which Carpenter came up with (he also composed the music for many of his other movies, like "Escape from New York,""Big Trouble in Little China," and "They Live").
Carpenter has teased doing the score for the current "Halloween" since he announced he was involved in the project back in February 2017. This is his first involvement in a "Halloween" movie since 1998's "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later." On Friday, McBride still sounded confident that it's going to happen.
"Yeah, he still does," he said of Carpenter wanting to do the score. "I listen to his music all the time, it would be amazing to have him do it."
"Halloween" will open in theaters October 19, 2018.
Facebook has removed an anti-Disney Facebook group that planned to tank the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for Marvel's upcoming film "Black Panther." The same group took credit for sabotaging the Rotten Tomatoes audience score for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in December.
The group, titled "Down With Disney's Treatment of Franchises and its Fanboys," described itself as an advocate for the DC Extended Universe films and opposer of Marvel and Disney franchises. Earlier this week, a member of the group created an event labeled, "Give Black Panther a Rotten Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes," that drew over 3,700 participants, as The Hollywood Reporter notes.
Rotten Tomatoes previously denounced the group on Thursday with the following statement:
"We at Rotten Tomatoes are proud to have become a platform for passionate fans to debate and discuss entertainment and we take that responsibility seriously. While we respect our fans’ diverse opinions, we do not condone hate speech. Our team of security, network and social experts continue to closely monitor our platforms and any users who engage in such activities will be blocked from our site and their comments removed as quickly as possible."
"Black Panther," which opens February 16 nationwide, set a pre-sale ticket record for all superhero movies this week while receiving laudatory advance reviews from critics, ahead of the film's February 6 critical embargo.
Movie magic can turn regular places into magical, fantastical sets. "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson for instance turned a sheep farm in New Zealand into the fictional planet Middle-earth, while a volunteer with the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce transformed a cornfield in Iowa into the miraculous baseball field in "Field of Dreams."
You can visit both of these iconic movie settings (along with many others) in real life — just don't be surprised if they look nothing like they do on the silver screen.
Keep scrolling to see what 30 of the most famous movie destinations actually look like.
Petra, Jordan serves as the resting place of the Holy Grail in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
The movie served as the conclusion of the "Indiana Jones" trilogy until "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was released in 2008.
Petra, Jordan, is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Also known as "The Lost City," Petra is located in Jordan. It's not known for sure when it was built, but began to flourish in the first century BC.
Archaeologists are still learning about Petra— drones found a new monument in 2016.
"I'll have what she's having" is one of the most quoted lines from "When Harry Met Sally," and was shot in New York City's famous Katz's Delicatessen.
The deli paid homage to the scene by installing a sign above the fateful table — and the owner says patrons come in regularly and re-enact the scene themselves.
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The remarkable box office run for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" isn't over yet.
After falling to second place last weekend at the domestic box office with the opening of the YA franchise "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson/Kevin Hart/Jack Black actioner found its way back to first place this weekend with an estimated $11 million, according to boxofficepro.com.
This was despite coming in third place on Friday box office returns, behind "Maze Runner" and the only new release this weekend, the horror movie starring Helen Mirren, "Winchester.""Welcome to the Jungle" kicked it into gear on Saturday, winning the day with a $6 million take that powered its weekend win.
A movie finding its way back to the No. 1 spot at the box office after losing it the weekend before this late in its theatrical run is a rarity. But "Welcome to the Jungle" has been shocking the box office experts throughout its theatrical run. And it's also a testament to the movie's studio, Sony, which has continued to get behind it leading to the movie's dominance of the weak competition in January and early February.
The weekend win for "Welcome to the Jungle" marks the fourth out of seven weeks its been in theaters. The movie now has a total domestic gross of $352.64 million, putting it just under the highest-grossing domestic movie of Johnson's career ("Furious 7," $353 million).
Sony is definitely heading full-steam ahead on a sequel, and with plans of it being ready for release by Christmas 2019, it may face off against "Star Wars: Episode IX." Could a studio have found its kryptonite against the "Star Wars" franchise?
"Welcome to the Jungle" opened a week after "The Last Jedi" opened, stayed in second place through the end of the year, and finally topped the latest "Star Wars" movie in the new year. With the performance by The Rock's latest hit since then, it sets the stage for quite an exciting match up to end 2019 if everything works out the right way.
Also this weekend, "Maze Runner" came in second with $10.2 million. In third place was "Winchester" with $9.3 million.
The long-anticipated first look at "Solo," the "Star Wars" standalone movie looking at young Han Solo, is finally upon us.
A teaser for the movie aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, and it didn't disappoint.
Director Ron Howard took over the reins of the project after its original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were fired toward the end of principal photography, and brought the project home after extensive reshoots.
From just a 46-second glance, the movie looks visually stunning as there's shadowy shots of a Star Destroyer and Alden Ehrenreich playing Han Solo looking over the Millennium Falcon. And then there's a great shot at the end showing the backs of Solo and Chewbacca.
"Solo" opens in theaters May 25. The full trailer will go live on Monday.
But for now, here is the Super Bowl teaser:
The first trailer for "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, and it looks like instead of one insane stunt delivered by Tom Cruise, he's going to wow us with a handful of medium-sized ones.
The sixth "Mission: Impossible" has Cruise with his familiar IMF members (played by Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames) teaming with newbies Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Michelle Monaghan. Then there's the return of Rebecca Ferguson, who was the breakout star of the last movie in the franchise, "Rogue Nation."
But this time around she might not be on Cruise's side.
Check out the trailer below, which features a lot of fist fights, Cruise falling off a mountain, falling off a motorcycle, and falling off a helicopter.
Did we mention that movie is called "Fallout."
It opens in theaters July 27:
Marvel released a new trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War" during Super Bowl 2018 and while it teases over 20 superheroes a lot of fans are freaking out over the final moments of the 30-second teaser.
The final seconds of the trailer hover over villain Thanos (Josh Brolin). But you may have overlooked a few scars on their face.
There are three distinguished marks on his face.
A lot of fans think they look like claw marks from Wolverine and are convinced we may see the character pop up in the next "Avengers" film.
We're those claw slashes on Thanos face??? WOLVERINE CONFIRMED!! #AvengersInfinityWar— Roddy: New Year, who dis? (@RoddyRowdy) February 5, 2018
Does Thanos have 3 scars?— Nicholas Levi (@NicholasJLevi) February 5, 2018
Wolverine confirmed? pic.twitter.com/wiBqMHXBGj
Looks like Thanos fought Wolverine.— Sunny (@saiprasad_511) February 5, 2018
So what's the deal? Will Wolverine be in the next "Avengers" movie?
Hold your horses.
If you've watched the previous Marvel movies, you'll know Thanos has a ton of scars and lines on his face.
If you look real close at the new trailer, you can see the other aging lines and marks on his face and chin.
The lines look like they've been changed a little from previous movies to look more like deep cuts and gashes.
You may still be of the belief that Wolverine could be in the movie. Those definitely look like claw marks, right? It's pretty unlikely.
Hugh Jackman just did his last outing as the character in "Logan."
Plus, while Wolverine is a Marvel character. The character is a Fox property.
OK, but isn't Disney supposed to be buying Fox?
Yes, it was announced in December 2017 Disney will purchase 21st Century Fox's film studio and a bunch of its TV assets for $52.4 billion.
The impending deal will allow Fox's Marvel-owned characters to appear in Disney's Marvel movies like "Avengers" and "Captain America." That includes X-Men, Deadpool, and Wolverine.
But Wolverine isn't part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet. That deal with Fox hasn't won't take effect until about a year after regulatory review.
So, you're saying, there's a chance Wolverine could be in a future Marvel movie by Disney?
Sure, but don't expect to see Jackman in the role. The actor made it clear while doing press for his latest movie "The Greatest Showman" that he believes his time is done as Wolvie even if it means working with the Avengers.
It’s interesting because for the whole 17 years I kept thinking that would be so great, like I would love to see, particularly, Iron Man and the Hulk and Wolverine together. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head," said Jackman, according to Collider. "But I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there."
"Avengers: Infinity War" will be in theaters May 4, 2018.
Cutting-edge technology can transform our favorite actors into all kinds of crazy characters. Nowadays, they often transform into… their younger selves?
That’s right — turning back time on the world’s most recognizable faces is becoming more and more common as technology advances. It’s hard to miss the trend, especially since it’s employed in the biggest blockbuster movies. De-aging is useful for prequel films, flashbacks to a character’s younger days, or just for the sake of keeping A-list faces looking their best. Unfortunately, some de-aging just doesn’t look right.
Some movies de-age actors for mere seconds; short scenes, sometimes without much motion or dialogue. Other movies create entirely new characters with the concept using computer generated imagery and even some practical effects to boot. Sure, it is ambitious technology that still needs improvement (and its merit should be noted), but it can make characters look anywhere from slightly uncanny to downright scary.
The list collects some of the most recent attempts at de-aging actors to see just how cringeworthy they can get. It might seem weird at first glance, but de-aging actors is the future of cinematic technology. Apparently the future is now — for better or for worse.
Here are 17 actors made younger with crazy CGI:
17. Jeff Bridges in "Tron: Legacy"
When 2011’s Tron: Legacy called for the return of Tron characters Kevin Flynn and CLU, Disney chose to do something bizarre. Jeff Bridges portrays both characters, just as he did in the original. However, since CLU is a computer program, he was made to look younger with special effects and motion capture— and it shows in the worst way.
It looks like somebody took Jeff Bridges and made a rubber action figure out of him.
This is only made worse by Jeff Bridges’ actual appearance in the film, featuring long gray hair and a full beard. The physical contrast of the two is immediately apparent, but it doesn’t make Jeff Bridges look old — it makes his CGI doppelganger look silly. It was a pretty advanced visual technique, but maybe a little too ambitious for the time.
16. Michael Douglas in "Ant-Man"
Disney has invested more money in de-aging techniques than most other movie studios. This is especially apparent in its Marvel Studios projects, which land on this list more than once.
Michael Douglas is de-aged in Ant-Man, during a flashback scene featuring Douglas’ character Hank Pym. The flashback takes Michael Douglas from 1989 and brings him to life in one of the more impressive instances on this list. It actually does look strikingly like young Michael Douglas for a little while.
As the scene plays out, Douglas speaks plenty of dialogue and becomes so physically animated (no pun intended) that he actually gets several close-ups. The scene starts out scarily realistic, but as he speaks and the camera moves in on him, the CGI begins to reveal itself. His jaw becomes rubbery and his mouth looks increasingly fake.
Like most of these entries, it looks amazing until the actor starts to… well, move.
15. Carrie Fisher in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Her scene is short: she appears on screen for a few seconds, and speaks only one word. However, Carrie Fisher’s appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just seems… off. It’s difficult to describe in specifics, and that’s the problem with the uncanny valley — when a human replica is “incorrect” or “imperfect” in some way, feelings of discomfort alert us that something is not quite right.
Maybe it’s in her eyes or the way her mouth moves, or something else entirely. All we know is that something just doesn’t look right.
With that said, this cameo is one of the better entries on this list for its brevity and poignancy, especially after the violent scenes prior. Carrie Fisher may have passed away, and she may look like a weird mannequin in Rogue One, but it’s a sweet scene that lands nicely once you get past her uncanny looks.
See the rest of the story at Business Insider
While you were busy freaking out over Spider-Man teaming up with Doctor Strange and Iron Man, there were a few smaller moments you may have overlooked.
Keep reading to see everything you may have missed in the new "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer.
Iron Man is showing off a new suit.
Tony Stark never misses an opportunity to show off a new suit. Redditors were quick to spot that the billionaire's latest suit is a nod to one from the comics called "Bleeding Edge Armor."
Unlike previous suits, people think it's a suit that's kept inside Stark's body until he mentally wills it on his body made from the extremis formula introduced in "Iron Man 3."
Captain America is showing off a new shield from his new best bud.
Steve Rogers abandoned his shield at the end of "Captain America: Civil War." What will he fight with in "Infinity War"?
It looks like his new buddy, T'Challa aka Black Panther has hooked him up with a new-and-improved shield made with some of his envious tech. Just like his original shield, it should be made of Vibranium. T'Challa's home of Wakanda is plentiful in the valuable resource that is able to absorb any vibration.
In "Spider-Man: Homecoming," it was hinted that a prototype shield for Cap was being transported to the new Avengers' base, so maybe we'll see him get one by the end of "Infinity War."
There are two more people here with Captain America and his crew that you may not have noticed.
If you re-watch the trailer, you can see another two people walking behind Captain America and Black Widow. The flash of red hair behind Cap makes us believe that's Wanda/Scarlet Witch since she has been seen at Vision's side in other footage released.
We're thinking it's either Falcon or Cap's friend Bucky/Winter Soldier hiding behind Black Widow. We've already seen them all together in the first "Infinity War" trailer.
See the rest of the story at Business Insider
On Saturday, The New York Times published a piece in which Uma Thurman alleged that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her, adding her voice to the #MeToo movement.
But Thurman didn't just call out Weinstein. In a shocking twist, she also spoke out against the director she'll be forever linked to: Quentin Tarantino.
Halfway through the Times story, the narrative shifts from Weinstein to Tarantino, and how the director — who made Thurman a star in his movie, "Pulp Fiction"— allegedly forced her, on the set of "Kill Bill," to do a scene she wanted a stunt driver to do instead. It led to the actress being injured.
Business Insider spoke to producers in the industry who said what Thurman suffered could (and should) have been stopped.
Thurman thought Tarantino 'tried to kill me'
In a shot that appears towards the end of "Kill Bill," The Bride (Thurman) speeds down a dirt road on her way to kill Bill (David Carradine). The shot is taken from the back of the car, so you see the back of The Bride's head driving the convertible.
According to the Times story, Thurman insisted that a stunt driver do the shot, as she didn't feel comfortable driving.
“Quentin came in my trailer and didn’t like to hear 'no,' like any director,” Thurman said in the story. “He was furious because I’d cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: ‘I promise you the car is fine. It’s a straight piece of road ... Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won’t blow the right way and I’ll make you do it again.’ But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn’t screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road.”
Thurman provided the Times with video from the set of her driving the car. It shows her losing control of the car at one point and crashing into a tree. Her body is thrown violently and she sits there in a daze until the crew, including Tarantino, show up moments later. After getting out of the car and standing on her own, she is carried by a man off camera as she holds her head.
“The steering wheel was at my belly and my legs were jammed under me,” Thurman told the Times. “I felt this searing pain and thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m never going to walk again,’” she said. “When I came back from the hospital in a neck brace with my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion, I wanted to see the car and I was very upset. Quentin and I had an enormous fight, and I accused him of trying to kill me. And he was very angry at that, I guess understandably, because he didn’t feel he had tried to kill me.”
The accident could have been avoided if the producer stepped up
According to numerous producers Business Insider spoke to after the Times ran the Thurman story, this incident could have been avoided, and directors often have to be convinced to rethink their vision for the sake of the health and wellbeing of the cast and crew.
When a director is blinded by his or her vision, it's the responsibility of the producer, in this case Lawrence Bender (who has produced all of Tarantino's films), the first assistant director (on this movie it was William Paul Clark), or the stunt coordinator (Keith Adams), to make sure what goes forward is done in a safe manner.
“At some point it became acceptable for directors to push the safety boundaries on set in order to achieve their vision and I believe it's the producer’s responsibility to intervene when this happens to ensure the safety of all involved,” producer Rebecca Green ("It Follows,""I'll See You in My Dreams") told Business Insider.
“Of course telling your director they can’t have what they want often results in he or she being pissed off at you, but if you can’t tolerate an angry director for the sake of your crew’s safety, then you shouldn’t be producing. What’s more frustrating is that unlike most of us, Tarantino had a budget that afforded him stunt doubles, so there was no reason to pressure Uma into driving the car herself. And what’s even more ridiculous is that the shot was of the back of her head so did she really need to drive the car herself?”
According to entertainment lawyer Domenic Romano, founder and managing attorney of Romano Law, the statute of limitations has likely expired on Thurman taking any action against Tarantino, Bender, or Miramax for the injuries she sustained on set. However, this shocking revelation may hurt Tarantino's reputation in Hollywood.
"This might make people think twice about working with him," Romano told Business Insider.
Though directors have always been seen as the dictators on set, whose word is law, Thurman's revelation has shown that sometimes someone has to step in to be the voice of reason, and not be afraid of upsetting the almighty director.
"The question to ask is, where was Lawrence Bender?" Green said. "On my sets, the assistant director knows that the camera can’t roll on a stunt unless a producer is on set, and had I known Uma was not comfortable doing the stunt herself, I would have stepped in and said 'no means no,' and the stunt double would have been used. Either Lawrence Bender wasn’t there, he didn't care how Uma felt, or he was too worried about pissing off Tarantino.”
On Monday, Thurman posted a portion of the footage she gave the Times on Instagram and included in the caption that "Quentin Tarantino was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so I could expose it and let it see the light of day."
However, she did blame some, including Bender.
"The cover up after the fact is unforgivable," Thurman wrote in her post. "For this I hold Lawrence Bender, ["Kill Bill" executive producer] E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible."
Business Insider contacted Tarantino, Bender, Clark, Adams, and Walsh for comment but did not receive a response.
See a portion of the footage Thurman posted on Instagram on Monday:
i post this clip to memorialize it’s full exposure in the nyt by Maureen Dowd. the circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. i do not believe though with malicious intent. Quentin Tarantino, was deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event, and gave me the footage years later so i could expose it and let it see the light of day, regardless of it most likely being an event for which justice will never be possible. he also did so with full knowledge it could cause him personal harm, and i am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage. THE COVER UP after the fact is UNFORGIVABLE. for this i hold Lawrence Bender, E. Bennett Walsh, and the notorious Harvey Weinstein solely responsible. they lied, destroyed evidence, and continue to lie about the permanent harm they caused and then chose to suppress. the cover up did have malicious intent, and shame on these three for all eternity. CAA never sent anyone to Mexico. i hope they look after other clients more respectfully if they in fact want to do the job for which they take money with any decency.
If you haven't watched the movie in a while, you may think that the Pixar classic takes place in the early 2000s, when it came out. After all, Mr. Incredible works on a computer and there are some high-tech gadgets used in the film.
But as Buzzfeed pointed out, that's not the case at all.
One small moment early on in the movie will tell you the movie actually takes place in the '60s. Early in the movie as the Parr family attempts to eat dinner, Bob/Mr. Incredible sneaks off to read the news.
Take a good look at that newspaper. It reads May 16, 1962.
Now, if you want to go even further down the rabbit hole, the beginning of the movie takes place around 1947.
Where we're getting that year from
A few scenes earlier in the movie, the movie tells us it skips ahead 15 years while Mr. Incredible is sitting at a regular desk job.
There are also a few clues early on in the movie that should have given you a clue the movie took place in a different time period.
Old-timey looking cars open the movie.
Superhero costumes worn to the Parr wedding look like nods to older comic characters.
Tell us these costumes don't remind you of Adam West's Batman from the late '60s.
The news cameras look like they're from the late '40s and early '50s.
Those are just a few examples. Director Brad Bird has said that the comic books and spy movies he grew up with in the '60s inspired the film, so it would make sense for him to pay tribute to the past while bringing it into the present.
We'll see more of this aesthetic come into play when "Incredibles 2" is released this summer. The sequel will take place moments after the 2004 movie. You can watch the trailer for the movie here.
Lifetime is developing a movie based on the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and the lead actors were announced Monday.
Parisa Fitz-Henley, will take on the role of Markle and Murray Fraser will play Prince Harry in the TV movie, "Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance," which will focus on the love story of the soon-to-be-married couple.
Fitz-Henley's acting credits include small roles on "Blue Bloods" and "House of Cards," but she's currently recognizable for her roles on "Jessica Jones,""Luke Cage," and "Midnight, Texas."
Fraser's credits include roles on "The Loch" and "Victoria."
Following the casting announcement, Fitz-Henley shared her excitement on Twitter.
Psyched to finally be able to share! 🎉 https://t.co/Cc7VBifTPM— Parisa Fitz-Henley (@ParisaFH) February 5, 2018
Based on a photo Fitz-Henley shared on Instagram, it looks like she's a fan of "Stranger Things."
And if her pinned tweet is any indication, she is also a fan of Kerry Washington's character on "Scandal."
Olivia Pope and Napoleon Dynamite. https://t.co/gReEMdZEEz— Parisa Fitz-Henley (@ParisaFH) December 25, 2017
Based on this tweet, it appears that Fraser enjoyed filming "The Loch" TV miniseries:
And acting aside, he also seems to be a fan of tennis star Andy Murray.
According to Lifetime, the movie will focus on Prince Harry and Markle's love story, from the couple's early meetings to where they are now, especially with the public anticipating their upcoming May wedding.
The official premiere date hasn't been announced yet, but it is expected to air this spring on Lifetime. According to Vanity Fair, shooting on the movie begins this week in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
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Netflix's strategy for original content has proved time and again that the streaming service values quantity — sometimes over quality.
In December, the company released the Will Smith-led movie "Bright" into a critical bloodbath. But Netflix CEO Reed Hastings later brushed off the negative reviews by calling the film a commercial success and critics "disconnected from the mass appeal."
This week, critics are tearing apart"The Cloverfield Paradox," a sequel to the sci-fi film "Cloverfield" that Netflix bought from Paramount and surprise-released following the Super Bowl on Sunday.
To find out which Netflix original films critics have deemed the worst of the worst, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to rank the movies that received a "Rotten" critical score of less than 60%. We excluded films that didn't have enough reviews to receive a designation of "Rotten," and we used audience scores to break any ties.
Here are the 18 worst Netflix original movies, ranked in descending order:
18. "Shimmer Lake"— 57%
Critic score: 57%
Audience score: 59%
Netflix description: "Unfolding in reverse time, this darkly comic crime thriller follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother."
17. “War Machine” — 51%
Critic score: 51%
Audience score: 34%
Netflix description: "When a proud general is tasked with winning an unpopular war, he takes the challenge head-on, not knowing that hubris may be his own worst enemy."
16. "Mascots"— 50%
Critic score: 50%
Audience score: 35%
Netflix description: "Eager contestants don big heads and furry suits to vie for the title of World's Best Mascot in this offbeat, comic romp from Christopher Guest."
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Like “Wonder Woman” last year, “Black Panther” is a project that fans have been waiting decades to see. And just like “Wonder Woman,” it was worth the wait.
The latest superhero movie brought into Marvel’s MCU may be its most meaningful yet. In a time when audiences want different stories told by (and focused on) people who rarely get the spotlight, “Black Panther” comes at the perfect time.
Director Ryan Coogler — who showed with “Creed” that he could work within the confines of an existing franchise and still give us something special — uses the tools and resources that come with Marvel Studios to build out a movie that isn’t just filled with action (and sometimes has a Bond film vibe), but also brings the audience on an emotional journey about family and community.
We meet up with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) following the death of his father (which happened in “Captain America: Civil War”) and his return to Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. Immediately, we are thrust into the beauty, technology, and heritage that is Wakanda, a nation located in Africa that Black Panther rules over, and is technologically advanced due to the use of a special material called Vibranium.
The fact that Wakanda is hidden has protected its people, but T’Challa knows that the tech they possess could help those outside its walls. Should he let his kingdom be more open to the outside world? It’s something he ponders until he learns that Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis), now sporting an arm cannon since “Age of Ultron,” is causing trouble with the Vibranium he possesses. When T’Challa investigates with his new and improved Black Panther suit, it’s revealed that Klaue has teamed with Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), who has a shocking backstory related to T’Challa and his family that could affect everything T’Challa is trying to do.
Honestly, there are moments in this movie that get really deep. This is far from a Marvel movie with constant action. There’s a solid story in “Black Panther” (written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole), which might get tiresome for some audiences. But what it does is help with delving into the story arc of Killmonger, and bolsters Jordan's standout villain performance.
Jordan plays a Killmonger fueled with hate and emptiness — we won’t give away why — but he also delivers it with a swagger that’s just a joy to watch. The movie takes off more in story and viewing enjoyment whenever Jordan is on screen.
Perhaps the biggest strength of “Black Panther” is its character development. This is particularly true for T’Challa’s sassy sister/tech wiz Shuri (Letitia Wright), and the head of his royal guard, Okoye (Danai Gurira), who are major scene-stealers.
Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, and a small (but important) role for Sterling K. Brown, round out a really strong ensemble.
And the movie isn’t all serious, just so you know.
There are a lot of lighthearted moments — from Shuri making fun of T’Challa’s footwear, to Serkis’ over-the-top antics as Klaue (honestly, it’s nice to see Serkis get to perform on screen once in a while in his own skin and not motion-capture form), to Martin Freeman as CIA operative Everett Ross who is used perfectly as the vessel for any soft-handed jokes about race (as he’s the only white guy on Black Panther’s team).
“Black Panther” opens in theaters February 16.
Quentin Tarantino — whom actress Uma Thurman recently said made her do a dangerous car stunt in "Kill Bill" that injured her — has become the subject of another controversy over comments he gave in a 2003 interview on The Howard Stern Show, surfaced by Jezebel on Monday.
In the interview, Tarantino defended filmmaker Roman Polanski, who in 1977 pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor — Samantha Gailey, who was 13 years old at the time.
Howard Stern asked Tarantino why Hollywood still embraced Polanski, "this mad man, this director who raped a 13-year-old."
"He didn’t rape a 13-year-old," Tarantino said in response. "It was statutory rape. ... He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down — it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world. You can’t throw the word rape around. It’s like throwing the word 'racist' around. It doesn’t apply to everything people use it for."
When the show's co-host Robin Quivers added that Polanski was charged with giving drugs to Gailey, who "didn't want to have" sex with Polanski, Tarantino becomes more adamant in his defense:
Tarantino: No, that was not the case at all. She wanted to have it and dated the guy and —
Quivers: She was 13!
Tarantino: And by the way, we’re talking about America’s morals, not talking about the morals in Europe and everything.
Stern: Wait a minute. If you have sex with a 13-year-old girl and you’re a grown man, you know that that’s wrong.
Quivers: ... giving her booze and pills ...
Tarantino: Look, she was down with it.
In October 2017, Tarantino spoke out on the subject of his longtime producer Harvey Weinstein's growing list of sexual assault allegations by telling The New York Times that he "knew enough to do more than I did. There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn't secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things."
In a Times story on Saturday, Thurman alleged that Weinstein sexually assaulted her. She also said that Tarantino "confronted" Weinstein over the alleged assault and made Weinstein apologize to her.
Tarantino's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Listen to the audio of the Howard Stern interview below: