It’s no secret that Star Wars creator George Lucas was influenced heavily by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and his film, The Hidden Fortress (1958). But the Star Wars universe is about to come full circle in that connection with the new animated series, Star Wars: Visions.
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The news had already been hinted at, but the BBC made it official last week: Jodie Whittaker, the first female actor to play The Doctor, will be handing over her sonic screwdriver to a new incarnation of doctor at the end of her third season. Exiting along side her is showrunner Chris Chibnall, who said in an interview with the BBC, that he and Whittaker made a pact to do three seasons before handing the reins to a new creative team and cast.
European colonizers brought any number of things with them to the New World (you know, death, disease, forced religious conversion), but in the 2020 release, Cemetery Of The Lost Souls (O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas in Brazilian Portuguese), a Satanic priest was the unexpected arrival to the South American landscape.
The success of Geran, a 2019 Malaysian martial arts movie, should be an opening for action films from Southeast Asia, says film director Areel Abu Bakar. The award-winning, albeit first-time director was interviewed Friday, April 9 via Zoom from Malaysia along with one of the film’s actors, Megat Sharizal.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. The Hallmark holiday of romance when some may wish for flowers and candy and jewelry from their significant others, and some couples may end up spending their made-up holiday feeling disappointed if the romance game is lacking. Then there are the people who are single and somehow end up feeling bad for being alone. Can you tell I’m not a fan of this day? If you love someone, you should be kind and attentive any time, not just because a day on the calendar and the candy aisles at your local store tell you to do so, but maybe that’s just me.
I remember very clearly New Years Eve of 2019: I had worked for weeks putting together a kick ass roaring 20’s theme party, and those in attendance all had a Gatsby of a time, and we were so excited for the new year and all the things that 2020 would bring to us.
12 SLAYS OF CHRISTMAS: Cathy And Christina’s List Of Non-Traditional Holiday Thrillers To Enjoy This Season!
Sleigh bells and reindeer and sappy Christmas wishes: It’s that time of year when Lifetime and Hallmark play holiday movies back to back, and although the actors change and the music may vary, the plot basically remains the same: if someone is bitter, they find happiness thanks to Christmas; if someone is single, they find love thanks to Christmas; and so on and so on and can we get some better viewing options?