by DuongApt at Yesterday, 03:55 PM
An especially precocious teenage girl engages in a brutal game of hide and seek with white supremacists. Becky takes the Home Alone concept and runs it through a meat grinder. The film is gruesome as hell, but not mindless gore. The ultra realistic violence reflects the savagery of the characters. Becky has a will for survival and vengeance. The antagonists discover that their seemingly hapless prey is no pushover.

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Becky (Lulu Wilson) has trouble adjusting to her mother's death. Her father, Jeff (Joel McHale), checks her out of school early for an impromptu vacation. They are going to visit their lake house for the first time in a year. Becky ignores her dad during the drive. He has something to say, but she doesn't want to listen. Becky plays with her dogs, turns up the radio; anything to avoid having a meaningful conversation.

Jeff's girlfriend (Amanda Brugel) and her young son (Isaiah Rockcliffe) await them at the lake house. Becky is distraught by their presence. She storms off to her tree fort in a huff, just missing a dangerous visitor. Dominick (Kevin James) is a Neo-Nazi gang leader. He, his hulking lieutenant, Apex (Robert Maillet), and two other racist disciples have escaped from prison. Years of planning have led to this point. The couple and their children will not stand in Dominick's way. Becky must defend her family while outwitting the merciless intruders.

The plot is simple, but intense. Becky jumps headfirst into conflict. An adolescent's spat is quickly overtaken by the harrowing hostage scene. The stakes become apparent early. The baddies make a statement to show they mean business. Their initial crimes are so ghastly, they set the stage for a cruel escalation. The audience can sense their comeuppance will be severe.

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Available this weekend at home on streaming PVOD, Becky is not for the squeamish. There are highly disturbing scenes of torture and abuse. The situation devolves into a bloody tit for tat. Dominick, a vile bully and manipulator, tries to cow Becky. She's just a frightened girl. How much trouble could she be? The answer is devastating. There's a great scene where Becky's emotional turmoil turns into ferocious resolve. She becomes an almost primal creature.

Kevin James goes completely against type as a truly despicable villain. It's refreshing to see such a beloved, family-oriented comedian take an acting risk. Dominick is a fanatical true believer. Covered in Nazi tattoos, he spouts supremacist ideology while inflicting awful pain. He and Becky, oddly enough, are the perfect adversaries. Becky earns Dominick's respect. She descends to his level, then proves to be just as deadly. Lulu Wilson gets her hands dirty, and takes a few lumps along the way. No one comes out unscathed in this film.

Becky is a dark escapist adventure with sleek editing, a gritty techno score, and macabre make-up effects. Becky packs a sanguineous wallop. Action and horror fans will be delighted. Yale Productions, BondIt Media Capital, and SSS Entertainment are the primary producers. Becky will be released nationally at drive-in theaters, and on demand June 5th from Quiver Distribution.
by DuongApt at Yesterday, 03:50 PM
As if there wasn’t enough to worry about right now, don’t forget that it’s tornado season. And since there aren’t any new blockbusters hitting theaters. There’s no better time to take a look at Twister, one of the biggest hits of 1996.

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Tornadoes are destructive cyclones that can tear apart entire buildings. but before they form, there’s just some regular old weather in the sky, doppler radars to check, and wind to stare at. Seriously, how did Twister make storm chasing so exciting? It seems by having a ragtag ensemble cast and a lot of weather jargon. The Twister Honest Trailer breaks it all down below.

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that fact that Twister made storm chasing look so fun that a small group of elementary school kids in northwest Indiana learned everything they could about tornadoes and aspired to be one of the crazies chasing after them. How do I know that? Because one of those little nerds was me. Of course, Jurassic Park also made me want to be a paleontologist, and Apollo 13 made me want to be an astronaut. But here I am, writing about movies like a dork.

I’s available now to watch on Netflix. It’s the most fun to watch in a theater, but since you can’t do that, maybe you can create a makeshift outdoor movie night with a projector and a sheet. Make a double feature out of it and watch The Shining too. You won’t regret it.
by DuongApt at Yesterday, 03:43 PM
We have a new trailer for Elvis from Outer Space. This B-movie madness comes from the folks at Giant Pictures and Joba Entertainment. In a year that has essentially wiped the traditional summer moviegoing season from the map, lovers of cinema have been forced to turn elsewhere. Namely, whatever options are available from the comfort of home, or at the relatively small number of dive-in theaters open across the U.S. To that end, this bizarre sci-fi flick is making its way to digital platforms next month.

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The trailer is pretty slim on plot and makes it painstakingly obvious that this is a very low budget affair. Cheesy special effects. Costumes that appear as though they were purchased from a Spirit Halloween store. It's all too clear. That said, the idea seems to be that the Elvis we are following is not the original Elvis Presley.

Instead, this is an alien and that came to Earth to put his skills to good use. The government seems to be well aware that he is not of this world. Low-rent though it may be. There is an awful lot going on in this trailer. Whether or not that is enough to stir one's morbid curiosity enough to watch the whole thing is a personal matter.

M. Z. Silverman and Tracy Wuischpard co-directed the movie. It seems highly likely that the producers didn't have enough in the budget to clear any actual Elvis songs. So don't expect to hear Blue Suede Shoes or Jailhouse Rock on the soundtrack. Though the credits listed at the end of the trailer reveal that Neil Silverman is behind the original songs featured in the movie. So there will be some tunes, for better or for worse.

In Elvis from Outer Space, alien Elvis has left the building. So the King of Rock n' Roll space clone has blasted into Vegas from the far side of the universe to compete in an Elvis impersonation contest against the best in town. But just as he is on the verge of taking care of business. He mysteriously vanishes. Who's behind the disappearance? The mafia? The CIA? Or the aliens he left behind? The cast includes George Thomas, David Heavener, Barry Ratcliffe, Diane Yang, Robert Miano, Frank Cavestani, Lauren Elaine and Sonny West.

Elvis Presley was one of the most successful musicians of all time and helped kick off the rock music revolution. Beyond that, he was a true pop culture icon who has remained relevant for decades since his untimely passing in 1977. Elvis starred in a number of movies. Including King Creole, Blue Hawaii and G.I. Blues. Quite a few movies inspired by the icon have been released over the years as well, ranging from Heartbreak Hotel to Buba Ho-Tep. As for Elvis from Outer Space. It will be arriving via digital retailers on July 7 from Giant Pictures. So feel free to check out the trailer for yourself.
by DuongApt at Yesterday, 03:42 PM
The Walking Dead comic ended its legendary run last year and cemented its place in the history books as perhaps one of the biggest hits the medium has ever produced. Created by Robert Kirkman, the series has gone on to become a multimedia franchise with no end in sight. But going back a handful of years, it seems Kirkman managed to sneak in a little crossover with the Marvel universe that few people noticed.

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This dates back to The Walking Dead issue #123. The issue was published in 2014 and was part nine in the All Out War storyline. Negan's Survivors were getting ready for a brawl with Rick and his group. One particular panel sees Negan, who has been brought to life by Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the show, rallying his troops. Most of them are holding guns. But one bald member of the group, standing dead center right in front, is holding a hammer. A hammer that looks suspiciously like Thor's hammer Mjolnir.

Thor has become one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Comics canon, thanks to his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Chris Hemsworth playing the God of Thunder. Mjolnir has had a strong presence, both in the comics and the MCU, for years. The mighty weapon can only be wielded by one deemed worthy of its power. For example, Captain America was also able to use the hammer, as we saw in Avengers: Endgame. That raises all sorts of interesting questions about this bald man and his potential worthiness.

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Robert Kirkman had previously done some work with Marvel, writing on Ultimate X-Men and Irredeemable Ant-Man. But it's his work on the beloved Marvel Zombies that makes this little Mjolnir cameo all the more interesting. Kirkman was behind the five-issue limited series, which was published between 2005 and 2006, which brought us a vision of the Marvel universe filled to the brim with the undead. Granted, this isn't an official crossover. But given Kirkman's work with zombies in both universes. It makes for something of a fun little Easter egg, at the very least.

At present, The Walking Dead is waiting to air its delayed season 10 finale, with the new spin-off. World Beyond, also awaiting a new premiere date. The flagship show has also been renewed for season 11. With Fear the Walking Dead season 6 set to debut this summer. On the Marvel side, Thor: Love and Thunder will bring Chris Hemsworth back to the role once more, with the movie currently set to hit theaters in February 2022. Those interested in checking out The Walking Dead #123 in its entirety can pick up the issue via Image Comics.
by DuongApt at Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Godzilla Vs Kong has officially earned a PG-13 rating. The upcoming entry in Warner Bros. and Legendary's so-called MonsterVerse is currently set to arrive later this year. It will see the current version of Godzilla, who we first met in 2014, squaring off against King Kong, who we were introduced to in 2017's Kong: Skull Island. The good news is, they won't be skimping on the violence and destruction.

The Motion Picture Association of America recently handed out its official rating for Godzilla vs. Kong. Per the MPAA, the movie has been rated PG-13 for "intense sequences of creature violence/destruction and brief language." That sounds in line with what we have come to expect from these movies over the last handful of years. It doesn't provide us with any meaty new information. But it does signify that the movie is fully complete and in the can. Now it's just a matter of when it will end up hitting theaters, which is possibly up in the air.

The movie was originally supposed to hit theaters in March. However, Warner Bros. decided to delay it to November 20, which is where things stand presently. Movie theaters have been closed in the U.S. and across much of the world for months. It's expected that theaters will begin reopening this month, but what remains to be seen is how many people will show up at the box office. Warner Bros. has been taking a wait and see approach with Tenet, the latest from Christopher Nolan, which is currently set to hit theaters on July 17. November is a long way off, but a lot could happen between now and then. Some circumstantial evidence surrounding the release of a promotional art book has suggested that Godzilla vs. Kong might be pushed to May 2021.

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Last year saw the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which was the long-awaited follow-up to 2014's Godzilla. It received a tepid response from critics and earned a less-than-stellar $386 million at the global box office. Godzilla vs. Kong with pick up with Monarch as the organization embarks on a dangerous mission into uncharted terrain as they unearth clues to the Titans' origins. A human conspiracy is revealed that threatens to wipe the creatures from the face of the earth forever.

Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) directed the movie. Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler will be reprising their roles from King of the Monsters. New cast members include Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Alexander Skarsgard, Eisa Gonzalez, Jessica Henwick, Rebecca Hall and Lance Reddick. While much of the story has been kept under wraps, some toy reveals and Easter eggs have pointed to another classic creation from the Toho monster canon will be joining in on the action this time around. We'll be sure to keep you posted as further details are made available. This news comes to us via
by clarkkenallstar at Yesterday, 03:16 PM
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"Star Wars" actor John Boyega does not know if he will have a career in Hollywood after aggressively speaking up against racism, but he doesn't care.
The actor joined protesters in London's Hyde Park to show his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In a footage captured by the Evening Standard, Boyega is seen delivering a powerful speech, while asserting that he is risking his career by sharing his views, reported.

"Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something," said Boyega, adding: "We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain't waiting."
He continued: "We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence."

"They want us to mess up, they want us to be disorganised," said Boyega, urging fans to remain peaceful.

"Look, I don't know if I'm going to have a career after this, but f**k that," he said, while added: "Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process. We don't know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don't know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we're going to make sure that won't be an alien thought to our young ones."

After his passionate speech, Hollywood stars rose in support for Boyega.

Filmmaker JJ Abrams wrote on Twitter: ""You KNOW that as long as I'm allowed to keep working, I'll always be begging to work with you. Deep respect and love, my friend."

The official "Star Wars" account also stood up for the actor, who played Finn in three "Star Wars" films.

"We stand with and support you, @JohnBoyega," "Star Wars" tweeted on behalf of LucasFilm.

His co-star in the franchise, Mark Hamill, wrote: "Never been more proud of you, John."

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson wrote, "Love this man".

"Black Mirror" creator Charlie Brooker wrote: "I would crawl through a barrel of broken glass to have John Boyega even so much as *glance* at one of my scripts", and Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele wrote: "We got you, John".
by clarkkenallstar at Yesterday, 03:15 PM
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Actress Cara Delevingne has opened up about being pansexual, and says she falls in love with the person, not the gender.

"I always will remain, I think, pansexual," quoted Delevingne as saying.

"However one defines themselves, whether it's 'they' or 'he' or 'she' I fall in love with the person -- and that's that. I'm attracted to the person," she added.
In 2018, Delevingne told her fans that she identified as sexually fluid.

"I never thought I needed to come out. It was just kind of like, 'This is who I am. Just so you know'," she said.

Delevingne remembers growing up "in an old-fashioned, repressed English family", adding that there was a period of time where she "didn't want to admit who I was".

She said: "I grew up in an old-fashioned, repressed English family. And I used the word 'gay' to describe things which were s**t all the time: 'That's so f***ing gay of you, man'. Everyone used to talk about 'Oh, my God, imagine going down on a woman'. I'd be like, 'That's disgusting'. I think that came from the fact that I just didn't want to admit who I was. I didn't want to upset my family. I was deeply unhappy and depressed. When you don't accept a part of yourself or love yourself, it's like you're not there, almost."

"Once I could talk about my sexuality freely, I wasn't hiding anything anymore," the actress said while recalling her fear of revealing that she was attracted to women to her father after one heartbreak.

"I was honestly terrified," she said, adding she thought he might kick her out of the house. Instead, she found acceptance.

"He was like, 'She isn't worth the energy. You deserve to be loved'. He was so sweet, I could cry about it right now," she said.
by clarkkenallstar at Yesterday, 03:04 PM
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HBO and Sky’s nuclear drama “Chernobyl” has emerged as the frontrunner at this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards with 14 nominations.

“Chernobyl’s” impressive haul matches “Killing Eve’s” record 14 BAFTA nods last year, making it the most nominated show in the history of the awards.

“Chernobyl’s” nominations span multiple categories in the TV and craft awards: costume design, director fiction, editing fiction, make-up and hair design, original music, photography and lighting fiction, production design, scripted casting, sound fiction, special, visual and graphic effects, writer (drama), leading actor (for Jared Harris), mini-series and supporting actor (for Stellan Skarsgard).

Meanwhile, Netflix hit “The Crown” follows with seven BAFTA nods, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s BBC and Amazon-backed comedy “Fleabag” and BBC and Netflix thriller “Giri/Haji” have six each.

BBC and HBO’s Philip Pullman adaptation “His Dark Materials” and Channel 4’s Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne scripted “The Virtues” have scored five nominations. BBC thriller “Killing Eve,” Netflix hit  “Sex Education” and Netflix drama “Top Boy” take four nods apiece.

Prior to “Killing Eve,” shows to have topped the nominations lists include “The Crown,” which picked up 13 nominations in 2017 and 10 in 2018, and “Wolf Hall,” which received 10 nominations in 2016.

“Fleabag” creator and “Killing Eve” exec producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and “Stath Lets Flats” actor Jamie Demetriou are the year’s most nominated actors with three nods apiece.

Meanwhile, TV host Graham Norton and “Famalam” actor Gbemisola Ikumelo received two individual nominations each.
In regards to representation across nominations — with which BAFTA has had a checkered relationship in recent years — this year’s roster has seen a 22% rise in nominees of color.

New talent, in particular, has broken through, with first-time nominees comprising 57% of the performance category nominations in the TV awards, with actors including Callum Turner, Ncuti Gatwa, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Naomi Ackie.
Originally scheduled for spring 2020, both BAFTA TV awards were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Television Awards will now take place on July 31, with the Television Craft Awards two weeks earlier on July 17. Both events will take place as closed studio, socially-distanced shows, with nominees invited to accept their awards virtually.
by clarkkenallstar at Yesterday, 03:01 PM
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Dwayne Johnson posted a passionate video on Twitter, showing support for Black Lives Matter and appearing to question President Trump’s lack of leadership during nationwide protests against George Floyd’s death.
“Where are you? Where is our leader?” Johnson starts out by asking. “Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?”
The actor repeatedly asks, “Where are you?” throughout the video, which lasts eight minutes and 25 seconds. Floyd died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer, who has since been charged with second-degree murder, held his knee on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.
“Where is our compassionate leader who’s going to step up to our country who’s down on its knees, and extend a hand and say, ‘You stand up, stand up with me because I got you. I hear you, I’m listening to you. And you have my word that I’m going to do everything in my power, until my dying day, my last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalize equality because Black lives matter.’ Where are you?” Johnson says.

Though Johnson doesn’t refer to Trump by name, it’s clear he is speaking about the American president. The monologue is one of the strongest political stances he has openly taken during his career.
The actor also calls out the “All Lives Matter” movement, saying that right now, Black lives need support.
“Of course, all lives matter, but in this moment right now, this defining, pivotal, explosive moment where our country is down on its knees…we must say the words: Black lives matter,” he says.
Trump’s comments and tweets about protesters and suggesting violence against looters have been widely criticized by other celebrities and politicians.

“We must become the leaders we are looking for. I’ll ask it one more time: Where are you? Where is that compassionate leader who steps up and takes accountability for his country and all the people in our country?” Johnson says. “Where are you? I’ll tell you what, we’re here. We’re all here. The process to change has already begun. You can feel it across our country. Change is happening. It’s going to take time. We’re going to get beat up. We’re going to take our lumps. There’s going to be blood, but the process of change has already begun.”

Johnson has previously taken in interest in politics himself. In 2017, the A-lister told Variety he would “100% consider” running for office. On Wednesday evening, some fans commented on Johnson’s video post that he should run for president; others expressed disappointment with him getting political.

“I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can,” Johnson told Variety in late 2017, when asked about his political ambitions. “I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times — which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing — so that’s where I’m at.”

This week, to support Blackout Tuesday, Johnson posted an image of a black square on his Instagram account, like many people around the world did to show solidarity with protesters. He posted messages from his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, and his Teremana Tequila business.

“We have a deep accountability to our Black community, and we demand equality,” he wrote.
Johnson also posted a photo last week with a quote from Floyd, “I can’t breathe,” along with a lengthy caption with his thoughts on the tragedy.

“Where’s the greater accountability? The leadership to healing. More importantly, the leadership to EQUALITY. We ultimately win when we can normalize equality,” he wrote. “I’m so sorry to the Floyd family. My heart breaks for you.”
by clarkkenallstar at Yesterday, 02:54 PM
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On Thursday, the Grey's Anatomy actors were among the many residents in the Los Angeles area who gathered for a peaceful protest in West Hollywood. Pompeo, 50, and Knight, 47, took a knee among the crowds, as demonstrators called for justice and accountability in the wake of last week's killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

For the show of solidarity, Knight held a sign that read "Black Lives Matter," as they both wore masks for the public outing.

Before leaving the demonstration to return home to her kids (son Eli Christopher, 3, and daughters Sienna May, 5, and Stella Luna, 10), Pompeo addressed her followers on Instagram Live to share her experience at the protests.
"Some of my friends who I'm with, we made an observation," she said in the clip, re-shared on Twitter.

The actress went on to note that for this peaceful daytime Black Lives Matter assembly, there were heavily armed law enforcement everywhere — something she says she never noticed at previous demonstrations she's participated in.
"We're at a march for black lives, and we're here to talk about the fact that they matter, and there's machine guns — big ones — and aggression," she said, noting the contrast between the response to these protests versus at the Women's March, climate change marches and Pride parades.
"The cops weren't so aggressive, but their stance is aggressive; they're on rooftops, they're in cars, they're in tanks, and I haven't ever seen that show of force," said Pompeo.

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Signing off on the video message to fans, the star said: "I hope you all had a good day; I certainly did, letting people know that they matter. Love you all."

Pompeo has played the lead role of Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy since 2005, while Knight left the show in 2009. The pals shared a mini-reunion in March when Pompeo shared a sweet photo of herself with Knight, who played Dr. George O’Malley on the long-running show.
“Old friends are the BEST friends @t.r.knight,” she wrote alongside the photo. “But like we aren’t old … we’ve just known each other for a very long time yes yes that’s it…”

The pair joins a growing list of celebrities showing up at protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, including John Boyega, Halsey, Ben Affleck and more.

Grey's Anatomy's home network, ABC, issued a statement of support amid the ongoing protests, writing that at the company, "We believe in liberty and justice for all."

"We stand with our black colleagues, creators, performers, storytellers, viewers and every ally of the black community against systemic racism, racial injustice, senseless violence and oppression. Your voice matters. Black lives matter."
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