Director Jaume Collet-Serra has just wrapped production on Disney’s upcoming adventure film Jungle Cruise, which is based on the classic and charming Disneyland ride. A video has been released to celebrate the occasion and it features Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt thanking the crew for all their hard work.
"It’s very bittersweet to have something so uniquely special come to an end — but myself and my one and only virtuoso, Emily Blunt proudly say, that’s an official wrap of our epic Disney's @JungleCruise."
The story is set in the early 20th century and takes place in the Amazon jungle. Johnson is playing a boat captain in the story "who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers. Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings." Giamatti is said to be taking on the role of a crusty harbormaster.
Jungle Cruise also stars Paul Giamatti, Jesse Plemons, Edgar Ramirez, and Jack Whitehall. There is no release date yet. Are you excited for Jungle Cruise?
"It’s very bittersweet to have something so uniquely special come to an end — but myself and my one and only virtuoso, Emily Blunt proudly say, that’s an official wrap of our epic Disney's @JungleCruise." (via @therock) pic.twitter.com/6p3iyguaXp
Castle Rock wrapped up it’s first anthology season this week, and if you’re scratching your head after that ending, this video has some great analysis on what went down. I highly encourage you to check it out if you’ve finished the season, as it really gives you some interesting possibilities to consider regarding “The Kid” and why Henry made the decision that he did:
ScreenX is a new movie theater format that you can experience and its growth in the US is just starting. ScreenX comes from a Korean organization known as CJ Group and they’re the ones that made 4DX. If you like 4DX, you may really like ScreenX as well. This format is also something that more casual viewers who don’t want their chairs to move or deal with water and fog can try out. Regal Cinemas has teamed with CJ Group to bring ScreenX to American audiences after great success abroad.
The idea behind ScreenX is that you become enveloped more in the film. Instead of one screen, there are now 3. The action will all still take place on the center screen, but images will fill out screens on both walls to really immerse movie goers. For example, you could be watching Avengers: Infinity War and during the fight in the Wakandan forests, the side walls would show images of trees to add to the picture while you see Steve Rogers kicking butt in the center.
I don’t know that I’d enjoy it, but I know plenty of people who will love this idea. If you love this idea and 4DX, there are reports of the two merging.
If you're looking for a great Star Wars costume for Halloween this year that is also kind of creepy. You might want to consider this inflatable Han Solo frozen in carbonite costume. The adult-sized costume includes a battery-powered inflation fan, a freaky Harrison Ford mask, and gloves that complete the frozen effect.
If it's always been your dream to be captured in carbonite, we have the costume for you! This one-of-a-kind adult-sized Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Inflatable Costume includes a battery-operated fan, gloves, and a mask.
AI just took a big leap forward in terms of animation, as a new technology demoing animation to recreation video synthesis is truly impressive. At first, I thought the video on the left of these people talking was the animation the computer was creating. I thought it was pretty cool, but not completely out of the realm of what artificial intelligence can do. Then I noticed some of the people looked weird, and that the people ON THE RIGHT are actually the computer recreations based on the crude animations! It’s wild to watch, even if you don’t fully understand it. I especially like the bit where the car is recreating surroundings based off images in real-time, and could see that being a cool feature for cars if fully developed in the future. Check out the technology below, and let us know what you think!
It’s impossible to talk about Breaking Bad when discussing Better Call Saul, even if the actor the press is speaking to wasn’t in the original show. Variety recently asked Patrick Fabian where he thinks Howard is in the Breaking Bad timeline, and the actor’s response offered a couple different suggestions:
My gut tells me he’s not dead. People love to direct message me and say how do you think he’s going to die. This is just pure imagination, but I imagine that Howard gets involved somehow and get burned one more time — he either removes himself from the situation or just sort of fades away. I don’t see a violent end for Howard. But I don’t know. Maybe Gus Fring needs a lawyer! I will say this. I keep insisting to Giancarlo that I have the best suits in the show and he keeps insisting that he does. So we’ll have to see them in the same frame of film. That would be interesting, I think.
It sounds like Fabian doesn’t have any idea what’s going to happen to Howard down the stretch, although he’s hoping the lawyer finds some way to stay alive into the Breaking bad years. I’m hoping he doesn’t just fade away, even though the story seems to be fading away from him more and more. Will you miss Howard if he’s no longer on Better Call Saul in later seasons?
When Harry Met Sally is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan were perfect in this movie, which told the story of two people who went from being friends to being in a heavy romantic relationship and after going through some challenges the two end up together at the end. They got their happy ending, but that always wasn't the case. Director Rob Reiner revealed in an interview that the two main characters almost didn't up together. The original ending had the two characters just going their separate ways.
"I was single for ten years and making a mess of my personal life, in and out of relationships and not being able to make anything work. The first draft of the script --- or the draft we were going to shoot --- Harry and Sally weren't going to get together. They meet each other years later and then walk separate ways."
He was obviously in a dark place and wasn't seeing life in a way that displayed all sunshine and rainbows. In every screenwriting class and workshop that I ever took, they say "write what you know" and at the time, he was obviously going through some rough days.
Nora Ephron is credited for writing the script for the film, but the initial story and the main plot points came from Reiner and Crystal. While talking to EW, the filmmaker went on to say that he met the woman who he would eventually marry while working on the film and it was because of that relationship that caused him to rewrite the ending into something happy that would make audiences feel good.
I'm glad he changed the ending because I love that ending! You can watch it below if you need a little reminder.
Netflix recently announced the addition of eight more actors who are set to join Katee Sackhoff,Selma Blair, Blu Hunt in the new sci-fi drama series, Another Life. The new players include A. J. Rivera (Grandfathered), Alexander Eling (Shadowhunters: Mortal Instruments), Alex Ozerov (The Americans), Jake Abel (Dirty John), JayR Tinaco (Rake), Jessica Camacho (The Flash), Barbara Williams(Mayans MC) and Lina Renna (The 100). Here’s the synopsis:
Deadline also provided descriptions for each characters that the actors will play below:
Does this sound like a sci-fi series you’re excited about watching?
Jurassic Park: The Ride is getting taken down at Universal Studios: Hollywood, ending the era of a 22 year ride. Jurassic Park fans will get a Jurassic World attraction in 2019, although it's safe to say there are quite a few people who will miss this ride once it's gone. If you're one of those people and you didn't get a chance to ride it one last time, check out this video which does one final run-through:
Owen Wilson says "wow," a lot, but just how many times has he said it on film? According to this video, around 102 times. That's a lot, although I'm sure we've all said the word at least that many times imitating him. Check out the video below, and see Wilson's most iconic "Wow," lines to date: