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No one knows when our current situation will come to an end - and experts have emphasized that the timeline will be set not by the government, but by the virus - but at some point, the economy has to reopen. As Dr. Anthony Fauci has stated, there is a tipping point on lockdown measures in the United States.
Hollywood studios probably do not know any better than anyone else when moviegoers will be able to return to normal, but we are now seeing where they are placing their bets. AMC theaters are hoping to re-open by mid-June, while studios are starting to reschedule some of their tentpoles for late summer in anticipation of a return to normal, or at least normal enough to return to movie theaters.
Paramount Studios for its part is gambling that families will be ready to get out of their homes and return to theaters by July 31st, 2020, which is when the studio has rescheduled The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. The studio, however, is being more conservative with Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, which originally had a June release date. It’s being pushed all the way to December 23rd, knocking out an untitled Chris Pratt film, which has yet to reschedule its date.
However, I really like what Paramount is doing with A Quiet Place Part 2 by scheduling it for Labor Day weekend on September 4th. Typically, Labor Day is one of the slowest weekends of the year at the box office, but Paramount is betting that audiences will be itching to get into theaters that weekend ahead of what we all hope will be a return to school for students.
It’s worth noting that a couple of studios have not yet abandoned their earlier summer dates. Disney’s Soul is still on the docket for June 19th, while Ryan Reynolds’ still has a the 4th of July premiere date set for Free Guy. Hopefully, we will all feel free enough to get back into theaters by Independence Day. The Wonder Woman sequel, meanwhile, has been reset from June to. August 14th, as Warner Brothers also anticipates an all-clear by August.
Via Hollywood Reporter
'She said, 'Oh no, darling. You can't do both. You can't act and that,'' Blunt revealed of Dench's advice while visiting 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Tuesday.
Emily Blunt revealed which former co-star talked her out of pursuing a singing career on Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
After host Jimmy Kimmel said that he heard that Blunt almost became a pop star, she responded, 'I could've been Britney.'
The actress has never released an album, though has sung in the musical films Into the Woods and Mary Poppins Returns.
'I realized that I'm not good at dancing, and I didn't want to be Britney,' she said of why she ultimately didn't try to make it as a singer.
The actress added that she didn't want to tell Kimmel too much because she was scared that 'someone's going to find these songs that I recorded.' She then revealed that one of the songs was titled 'Ring It Up,' adding that the song 'will never see the light of day.' Blunt clarified that she only sang the track and that she 'can't write' songs.
She explained that someone approached her to pursue a singing career. 'They said, 'I think you have a nice voice and I think that you can be a pop star.' I said, 'I can't dance.' They said, 'Don't worry about it. We'll teach you,'' she recalled. 'It didn't work. I tried to learn.'
A co-star eventually talked Blunt out of her pop star aspirations.
'My first job was with Judi Dench — the dame — which was incredible and she was wonderful to me,' Blunt said of working on The Haymarket Theare in London's production of The Royal Family. 'I went to her for advice because I was really, really nervous about this career that I didn't know was right for me. I didn't think was right for me.'
'She said, 'Oh no, darling. You can't do both. You can't act and that,'' Blunt revealed of Dench's advice. 'She talked me out of it.'
Blunt later shared an ad for her new parody airline called 'A Quiet Plane.' Before introducing the clip, she joked that she and her husband John Krasinski 'thought it was sort of time to diversify' their careers and invest in the airline.
She added that the timing of their new career endeavor 'could be rocky starting off' due to the coronavirus, but said the airline is appropriate due to their work on A Quiet Place.
The clip opened with Blunt greeting the airline passengers in multiple languages. Dressed as a flight attendant, Blunt said, 'We know you have choices when you travel, so thank you for choosing us. The only airline with silence guaranteed.'
She then shared some safety instructions. 'It's important to keep your mouth securely closed at all times,' said Blunt. As one passenger asked his seat mate where she was from, Blunt quickly and aggressively intervened to shush him.
After announcing that the use of cellphones is prohibited from the flight, Blunt took a phone from a loud passenger and placed it...
It’s almost time for Adventure Time to return to our screens. The acclaimed Cartoon Network show is making a short comeback on HBO Max in the form of four animated specials that catch up with our favorite residents of the Land of Ooo. As we near the May launch of HBO Max, the streamer has released the first Adventure Time: Distant Lands teaser, along with synopses of the four exciting new specials.Adventure Time Distant Lands Teaser
Come on, grab your friends. The adventure continues with Adventure Time: Distant Lands, a series of four animated specials that will each focus on a different character from the disarmingly good Cartoon Network series created by Pendleton Ward. The teaser for Adventure Time: Distant Lands doesn’t show us much from the upcoming specials apart from some flashes of our favorite characters including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, BMO and Peppermint Butler, but it’s enough.
It feels like it’s been years since we’ve seen these characters, who all went through drastic journeys during the whimsical, surprisingly sad, original series. But the synopses for the specials hint at an exciting reunion for Finn the human and his best friend Jake the dog, after the ambiguous, bittersweet ending of the original series. The other specials focus on BMO, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, and Peppermint Butler.
Here are the official synopses for the four specials:
Episode 1 titled “BMO” – “When there’s a deadly space emergency in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, there’s only one hero to call, and it’s probably not BMO. Except that this time it is!”
Episode 2 titled “Obsidian” – “Marceline and Princess Bubblegum journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom — and deep into their tumultuous past — to prevent an earthshaking catastrophe.”
Episode 3 titled “Wizard City” – “Peppermint Butler starts over at the beginning, as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. When mysterious events at the campus cast suspicion on Pep, and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?”
Episode 4 titled “Together Again” – “Finn and Jake [reunite] to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives.”
Adventure Time: Distant Lands debuts on HBO Max soon.
Let us round up some trailers, shall we? Rather than give these titles their own individual posts, we decided to wrangle them together in one spot. Why? Because they were lonely, and everyone needs a friend. That’s why. Below you’ll see trailers for a Beastie Boys documentary, the indie curiosity Swallow, a new Ghost in the Shell anime, yet another SpongeBob film, and a thriller called Blood on Her Name.Swallow
Swallow is bound to garner some attention. Dig the synopsis: “On the surface, Hunter Haley Bennett appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie Austin Stowell. However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica – a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects.”
I mean, how can you not want to watch that? The film, which was directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis and stars Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Denis O’Hare & Elizabeth Marvel, has been picking up good buzz on the festival circuit. You can finally catch it when it opens in theaters and on VOD March 6.Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045
Netflix has a new anime series, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, arriving this April. I know nothing about anime, or Ghost in the Shell, but I know many, many people will go gaga over this news, and this trailer. Here’s the synopsis: “In the year 2045, the world has entered a systematic “Sustainable War.” Hired as a mercenary unit, the former members of Japan’s elite Section 9 are faced with the sudden appearance of “Post-Human,” a being with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.”
Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is streaming worldwide April 2020, Only on Netflix.The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run
I don’t know who is still clamoring for more SpongeBob movies, but here’s a new one. And SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run is “the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event,” so it has that going for it. In Sponge on the Run, “After SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. As they navigate the delights and dangers on this perilous and hilarious rescue mission, SpongeBob and his pals prove there’s nothing stronger than the power of friendship.” In addition to the usual cast of characters, the movie also features appearances from Keanu Reeves, Awkwafina, and Snoop Dogg. Look for it on...