I decided to try to watch some of the Johnny Depp trial and I caught this guy’s testimony earlier today… Richard Marks, a Hollywood Attorney of the film industry. Here he is shutting down Kathryn Arnold’s claim of Amber Heard’s film career being the same as Jason Momoa. Once again, that came from the Heard lawyer, Kathryn Arnold.
Marks here does a brilliant job of shutting down the comparisons. What’s funny is that Amber’s side is trying to look like that Amber is such a “superstar” in Hollywood when she’s not really. Amber Heard’s character in “Aquaman” Mera was only in the film very little, it wasn’t much of a role and Mera was just a co-star like Marks said here. So to compare Amber Heard’s status as a star to people like Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine is a freakin joke. No way Amber’s career is in the same league as theirs.
“Game of Thrones” was a breakthrough for Jason…. after that Jason went to do a bunch of big screen movies and did a few other TV shows himself. Jason is a pretty big name in the industry.
What has Amber done besides her small role in “Aquaman”? Amber was in “Zombie Land”, “Magic Mike”, “Drive Angry” and “Machete Kills” but that’s about all really. She hasn’t had much of a career anyway.
It’s funny that Amber’s side wants to accuse Johnny Depp of being jealous of her career but how? Johnny’s done many blockbuster hits, how many blockbusters does Amber have?
Today was golden. Amber wasn’t having a good day at all ’cause people like Richard Marks and other witnesses destroying Amber like crazy. Entertaining as hell really.
Johnny’s gonna win on Friday, I’m confident about that.
At the Cannes Film Festival during a Q & A session, Tom Cruise says he is a huge movie buff like the rest of us. He says he goes to the theaters to see every new release that comes out. He says he’ll sit in a theater with a full crowd and he’ll show up earlier so he can watch all the trailers. While he does go to the movie theaters on a regular basis, he goes incognito… meaning having one’s identity concealed… he just goes to the theater with a baseball cap on and I’m sure he wears it pulled down so he don’t get recognized. If Tom gets recognized and walks in a movie theater full of people, he could get mobbed by fans, ya know?
Since Tom likes to go to the movies pretty often, you gotta wonder if he went and saw “The Batman”, “Spiderman: No way Home” and even “The Northman” (his ex-wife, Nicole Kidman has a role in that film, btw). I bet he did went and saw all three of those movies. haha….
Anyway, since Tom likes to talk about being a huge fan of cinema himself, I’m sure he doesn’t watch his own movies though. I’m sure Tom has his own movie theater at his home with surround sound where he watches BluRays, DVDs, VHS’s… even laser discs (remember those)?Just think how huge Tom’s movie library at home it must be? I’m sure he’s got a huge wall full of BluRays/DVDS/VHS for sure, I would think.
Just imagine sitting in a movie theater and Tom Cruise is sitting next to ya watching it and you didn’t even know it was him after all that time?
Since Tom has such a busy schedule with his career and all, how does he find the time to hit the theaters? Well where ever Tom is filming a movie somewhere around the United States, I’m sure he goes to the nearest theater when he’s on a break or a day off. Tom is working on movies constantly himself but I’m sure the director lets him have a break on occasion.
So I’ve finally gotten around to listening to “The Batman” original score soundtrack. I hardly ever buy soundtracks much but I bought this soundtrack to “The Batman” movie ’cause I liked the score.
Really liked the whole score. Michael Giacchino is a great composer and I’ve never heard of him before. He’s definitely very classical influenced… ’cause I’m sure all the music for the movie was written on piano first before the score.
“The Batman” soundtrack is over 2 hrs worth of music but I’ve listened through the whole thing. I would have to say though that the best track on the album is the final track “Sonata In Darkness”. Which you can hear some of that in the rolling credits at the end of the movie. This track is just piano playing and that’s it. No orchestration and no other instruments, just one person playing a piano and it’s very classical piano inspired. Kind of reminds me of stuff like Beethoven and Mozart.
That final track “Sonata In Darkness” is beautiful stuff, though. This score also has a gangster movie and film noir kind of feeling, ya know?
The ending of “The Batman” was very powerful and the credits needed a very powerful score and this piano playing fit that perfectly.
“The Batman” is an amazing and mind-blowing movie itself, though. Definitely the best Batman movie ever made and I definitely plan on re-watching it on HBO MAX this weekend.
Well it was announced that “The Batman 2” has been officially greenlighted. Matt Reeves has been signed to return to direct and I’m sure he’ll help write the screenplay as well. Robert Pattinson is of course set to reprise his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Zoe Kravitz is set to return as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
I’m sure other characters and actors from the first Batman movie will be returning as well. Yes, of course, I definitely think Colin Farrell will return as the Penguin once again. I’m sure Paul Dano will come back as Riddler probably. Andy Serkis as Alfred, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon… they all will come back except for John Turturro as Carmine Falcone… he’s the only character that can’t come back but don’t want to give spoilers as to what happened to him.
What will the title be for the sequel? Will they just simply title it “The Batman 2”??? Or will they end up giving it a subtitle? I think they should give it a subtitle and not give it a number.
Now lets talk about some potential storylines and possible villains. I would like them to do something that they’ve never done before. They shouldn’t repeat storylines from the earlier Batman movies. For example, it be interesting if “The Batman 2” would do their own version of League of Assassins storyline like with Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia and the Lazarus Pit and all that stuff but that was already done in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.
“The Batman 2” will probably start where the first one will leave off so obviously the Riddler and Penguin will return and I’m sure new villains will start appearing too. We could probably get Harvey Dent/Two Face again but the Two/Face character was already done in earlier movies, a couple of times actually. Maybe a Matt Reeves version of Two Face would be cooler and “scarier”, maybe he should give it a go, I don’t know.
I think the Joker should return, though… maybe not as a leading villain but as a smaller role or maybe as another cameo. I think they would bring back Barry Keoghan as the Joker again too but in what way? We’ll see.
There are plenty of other Batman villains from the comics and graphic novels that haven’t been used yet for the big screen, though…. villains like Clayface, Killer Croc, Deadshot, Deathstroke, Blackmask, Hush, Dr. Hugo Strange, The Court of Owls, etc.
As far as good guy characters, I’m sure we’ll get new names of those too…. maybe a new Robin will get introduced in the next one. Who knows. Maybe other Batman allies could introduced in the next movie like Barbara Gordon slowly becoming the Batgirl would be cool and maybe bringing in Azrael would be kind of cool too.
If they were to do a new Robin then it should be someone like Damien and that way they could finally introduce Nightwing. Imagine Matt Reeves doing a Nightwing character?
If they were to do the Court of Owls story then the Joker may have to be brought back ’cause he was an important part of that story. I read the graphic novel.
“The Batman 2” will probably follow the same format as the first one. It’ll be a detective story that will have the feeling of a gangster movie. I think it’ll be a whole new trilogy.
We’ll see what the story and the villains will be. I bet the next one will probably be about Mr. Freeze ’cause Matt Reeves already said he liked the Mr. Freeze story so don’t be surprised they could do Freeze again and I’ll have to say a Reeves version of Freeze would be awesome. It could end up being the Court of Owls instead, though. We’ll see.
They haven’t started the script yet but I’m sure Matt and Robert are already talking about ideas. I can’t wait for “The Batman 2” as I fucking LOVED the first one.
So why did I drop Netflix completely and why they are mostly garbage and not worth paying anymore???
Well I can think of 5 reasons…
They keep raising their prices: I think this is the big reason. They won’t stop raising prices either. Soon it’s gonna be a $20 a month streaming service, just not worth it anymore.
Their original content is mostly garbage: Overyhyped movies and overhyped TV shows, you actually try to watch ’em and most of ’em end up not being that good. I did like the new “Texas Chainsaw” and the 3 “Fear Street” movies, though. Still am a fan of “Stranger Things”, “Cobra Kai” and “The Witcher”. I would have kept Netflix for those shows but not when they’re gonna keep raising prices.
Netflix gone too political and most of their content is “leftist” biased, anyway: What do you expect when the Obamas and Susan Rice are still running Netflix? That’s another big reason why I refuse to put my money toward them. Other streaming services are pretty leftist too but they’re not as bad as Netflix, though.
Most of the shows taken off Netflix & moved to other services: Like with Marvel shows being moved to Disney plus is a good example.
They keep cancelling the good shows: I was disappointed when they cancelled “The Punisher” with Jon Bernthal. Now that show moved to DisneyPlus and looks like Disney is giving us a “Punisher – Season 3”. I hope so ’cause that is one show that I loved.
Enough said? I would think those 5 reasons are why many others have cancelled Netflix too. I hardly ever watch Netflix anyways and like I said, I watch Hulu, Peacock, Disney Plus more. Now that I have Amazon Prime Video and HBO Max, I’ll be watching those a lot more too.
HBO Max is definitely the best streaming service and so far they haven’t raised their price yet and I don’t think they will so it’s a keeper. Prime Video is cool too, though… at some point, I’d like to watch the Prime Video shows “Goliath” w/ Billy Bob Thornton and “The Boys”, a superhero show that’s been getting a lot of buzz lately.
Netflix “used” to be cool but now it turned to complete shit.
These are all “straight to VOD” movies of course and they’re probably gonna get released through “On Demand” and various streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max or wherever. Yup, this is it. After these last movies get out, you’ll see Bruce disappear from Hollywood.
Kind of sad. I was hoping Bruce would give us one last big screen blockbuster or another Die Hard film as a positive sendoff, a way to go out but that’ll never happen.
Ah well, that’s life, I guess. We can appreciate the years of entertainment he gave us over the years ’cause whether you want to admit it or not… we all grew up watching his films.
Not all of his straight to VOD movies are bad, some of it’s actually pretty good. I would agree that he gave us the best movies in his earlier years, though.
Yeah, I liked him in “Die Hard 1 & 2” and he was great in other movies like “Fifth Element”, “12 Monkeys”, “Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable” were some of my other favorites. I also liked “Hudson Hawk” a lot and he was good in “Sin City”.
I’ve been hearing in the news that Bruce’s “condition” is nothing new. He had it for years and it’s looking like he’s already gotten worse that he can’t work anymore. I’m sure he was gutted about it and it broke his heart ’cause he really loved making movies. He certainly didn’t do it for the money at all.
People really need to realize that actors are “real” people. They’re just like us and they’re gonna have all kinds of problems just like us.
So far, Bruce Willis made 5 “Die Hard” films in the franchise. A 6th Die Hard, it’s been trying to get into development for a long while and doing some reading on it, it’s still struggling to get made so it was dead anyways? I’m not sure what’s going on with “Die Hard 6” but the original idea was that Bruce wanted it to be the final one to close out that franchise. It’s looking like a cancelled project due to all the setbacks and due to the poor reviews Die Hard 5 got.
I saw all the Die Hard movies. Although, I would say that the first two were the best ones… yeah, I thought “Die Hard 2: Die Harder” was freakin’ awesome but the first one will always be a masterpiece. The first one was incredible, greatest action flick of all time… I did like “Die Hard 3: with a Vengeance” (the one he did with Sam Jackson).
I also remember seeing 4 and 5 in theater when they first came out and hated both of those. Probably ’cause of bad writing, too much CGI… I thought it was the CGI that ruined it.
Given with the latest news of Bruce about that disease, it’s looking like the Die Hard franchise is dead for good ’cause they can’t go on without John McClane.
I would have liked the last Die Hard movie to be an all-out violent action movie like the first two were and I want McClane swearing his head off.
I think they should kill this franchise but they probably won’t. If they reboot then that would be silly. Only Bruce as McClane is “Die Hard”, that role belongs to him and him only.
From what I read Disney owns the Die Hard franchise now since they own 20th Century Fox. I’m okay with a “spinoff” or a “prequel”, though, just don’t reboot it.
More shocking news… it’s looking like iconic action star, Bruce Willis is getting forced to retire from acting due to getting diagnosed with aphasia. Aphasia is a condition that robs you the ability to communicate. Meaning you won’t be able to speak well and won’t be able to understand others.
I’m sure Bruce is fine now and “aphasia” is kind of starting to kick in a little bit but he’s probably gonna get way worse sometime later on. Some of you may ask, is “aphasia” treatable? For some you can recover from it but it’s mostly permanent from what I read so it’s looking like Bruce’s acting career is gonna be done for good.
While it’s sad news, Bruce had a great career run. The movie “Die Hard” was his breakthrough role, the very first one, the film that made him a box office megastar. He was an actor before that film ’cause he had several other film roles before that one and he got his start in the TV show “Moonlighting”.
After that film, he went on to star in even more box office blockbusters like “Look Who’s Talking”, “Hudson Hawk”, “Death Becomes Her”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Armageddon”, “The Sixth Sense”, “Unbreakable”, “12 Monkeys”, “The Fifth Element”, “The Last Boy Scout”, “The Jackal”, “Mercury Rising”, “Sin City”, “The Expendables” etc.
Over the past several years, it seems Bruce stopped doing blockbuster movies and just doing mostly straight to VOD movies ’cause he’s got a bunch of those too through Netflix and Hulu or where ever else you stream movies.
I’m sure he’s got more Straight to VOD movies coming even though he’s quitting and after they get released, that’s it.
Being an actor requires being able to speak and understand others so he can’t act if he’s gonna get this disease, ya know?
This sucks. Most Hollywood actors are terrible but there’s a few good movie stars left and Bruce is one of them. I’ve always been a fan of his. Speaking of Bruce, I’ve been re-watching a lot of his old movies lately. He’s a phenomenal talent too. He wasn’t just an action star, he tried every genre and was good at it.
This sucks but I wish him well. He was another actor who loved acting and saw it as a passion which is why he kept working film after film nonstop. Now it’s looking like he won’t be able to do it anymore.
Yesterday, Matt Reeves dropped that deleted scene in the video above. In it, shows Batman meeting the Joker at Arkham Asylum.
I read an interview with Matt Reeves that even though he liked that scene very much, it couldn’t be in the movie for whatever reason. Matt reveals that there is another deleted Joker scene before this one that he plans on releasing soon.
Will the Joker become the main villain for Batman 2 or 3? As of this point, Matt is not sure. He doesn’t know yet so keep in mind that’s not a “yes” or a “no” so that also means “never say never”.
The Joker scenes didn’t really need to be in the movie ’cause there was an already established relationship between the Batman and the Joker… that means, the two already knew each other long before this movie.
In my opinion, I think Keoghan’s Joker is really cool, though. I think it’s more frightening than the earlier Joker’s in the past.
I agree that Joker has been over done but Matt shouldn’t ignore Joker completely though. Ya know what would be cool? Since these movies were meant to be a new introduction of the Rogues Gallery villains, how about having Keoghan’s Joker team up with the other villains Catwoman, Penguin and Riddler to try and destroy Batman and Gotham altogether. We haven’t had a Batman movie like that yet where all the villains team up kind of like in the old 1966 Batman show. Maybe that’s where this new Batman trilogy is kind of going… have all the villains team up and go against Batman.
People are tired of the Joker but that character is an important foe of Batman. That’s why he’s all over the place. Batman wouldn’t have become so iconic if it wasn’t for the Joker, think about it right? Joker has been all over the comics and graphic novels for decades.
I’m loving Matt’s take on the Batman and there’s probably gonna be a 2 and 3. I’m the biggest Batman superfan you’ll ever see. Love the character and the stories so much. My Batman graphic novel collection is starting to get pretty big too (I have about 23 Batman graphic novels on my bookshelf) and I have some Batman comics as well.
Nicolas Cage did an interview with GQ magazine and in it has a very interesting piece on why Nic Cage went from being a blockbuster megastar to an indie straight to video actor very quickly. Cage says in the interview that the calls stopped coming in all of a sudden. It’s just that big time Hollywood stopped sending him scripts and calls for whatever reason.
When Nic Cage was a big screen actor he did so many hit movies that made big bucks… movies like “The Rock”, “Face/Off”, “8mm”, “Snake Eyes”, “Con Air”, “Moonstruck”, “Gone in 60 Seconds”, “National Treasure”, etc. were some of the biggest movies he done.
Now he’s done lots of indie VOD movies… well, Nic Cage had to keep working somehow right? Acting is what he does ’cause he loves it so much. It’s a passion of his so he kept doing all these VOD movies not caring whether they were good or not. He did them ’cause he had to keep working and to get himself out of debt ’cause even a guy like Nic was in financial trouble. It was the movie he did, “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” that helped him get out of debt.
What got him in debt? Was the dinosaur skull? No… it’s because he bought real estate, trying to help his elderly mother and things like that.
I hate most celebrities and Hollywood people like most but there’s a few good ones left and Nic Cage is one of them. Nic is an interesting guy and after reading his GQ interview which you can find online, makes me respect him even more.
I’m a Nic Cage fan and I try to watch a lot of his movies as much as possible. I’ve seen a lot of his blockbuster films and a lot of his VOD stuff. Not all of his movies are good, though and even Nic admits that too.
He does say however, that he’s going to be more selective and picky and make every movie like if it’s his last. Meaning he wants all of his upcoming movies to be really good, he’s no longer going to be random when it comes to picking scripts. He’s going to be more picky and choosy from now on.
Now I really want to see that movie, “Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” which I plan on buying the BluRay to that movie sometime in the future.
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