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In the last edition of the DC FanDome, the director and Lynda Carter, the amazon in the famous television series, mega confirmed the making of the third film and, finally, we would see Diana in action in the present world because, during her two independent productions, her origins and her mission have been narrated by remaining among mortals and not with her sisters in Themysciria, with the Justice League being its only participation in the current universe.

During the 1984 Wonder Woman promo, Jenkins shared that, along with Geoff Johns (writer for DC Comics and DC Films), downloaded an unpublished story for the character, far from the period productions to which we are accustomed. With this, let’s begin to discard the idea guajira of seeing Diana putting a bullet in the head of Hades, after being captured and tortured by the God of the Underworld, as the merciless pen of Brian Azzarello showed us during the series in his charge, in The New 52.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: 20 behind-the-scenes photos just for true fans

It is estimated that, until 2023, work will begin on the tape, as both have pending productions such as Cleopatra (the most ambitious to date). While we wait for patients, Diana’s eight decades will be celebrated by inducing her as a new inducted into the Comic-Con Museum Hall of Fame for Characters, ceremony available tomorrow, via streaming, with the presence of several personalities from the editorial DC.

Gal Gadot will return as Princess Diana

At the same time, the anthologies were published Wonderful Women of the World, Wonder Woman: 80 Years of the Amazon Warrior, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular and, from now on, the book is available in the United States Historia: The Amazons, part of a trilogy that explores the birth and antiquity of the inhabitants of Themysciria. DC Comics Mexico announced the publication of the third title mentioned for next Monday.


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The celebrations will run until 2022, with the unveiling in Burbank, California, of a statue from Wonder WomanIn addition, Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Brazil and other Latin American nations will carry out their own activities to commemorate the existence of the most representative superhero in comics, above any of Marvel Comics, and standard-bearer of the feminist movement from the perspective of Jenkins, Gadot and various artists involved in their stories.

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In the last edition of the DC FanDome, the director and Lynda Carter, the amazon in the famous television series, mega confirmed the making of the third film and, finally, we would see Diana in action in the present world because, during her two independent productions, her origins and her mission have been narrated by remaining among mortals and not with her sisters in Themysciria, with the Justice League being its only participation in the current universe.

During the 1984 Wonder Woman promo, Jenkins shared that, along with Geoff Johns (writer for DC Comics and DC Films), downloaded an unpublished story for the character, far from the period productions to which we are accustomed. With this, let’s begin to discard the idea guajira of seeing Diana putting a bullet in the head of Hades, after being captured and tortured by the God of the Underworld, as the merciless pen of Brian Azzarello showed us during the series in his charge, in The New 52.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: 20 behind-the-scenes photos just for true fans

It is estimated that, until 2023, work will begin on the tape, as both have pending productions such as Cleopatra (the most ambitious to date). While we wait for patients, Diana’s eight decades will be celebrated by inducing her as a new inducted into the Comic-Con Museum Hall of Fame for Characters, ceremony available tomorrow, via streaming, with the presence of several personalities from the editorial DC.

Gal Gadot will return as Princess Diana

At the same time, the anthologies were published Wonderful Women of the World, Wonder Woman: 80 Years of the Amazon Warrior, Wonder Woman 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular and, from now on, the book is available in the United States Historia: The Amazons, part of a trilogy that explores the birth and antiquity of the inhabitants of Themysciria. DC Comics Mexico announced the publication of the third title mentioned for next Monday.


DC Comics

The cover of the comic that will arrive in Mexico

The celebrations will run until 2022, with the unveiling in Burbank, California, of a statue from Wonder WomanIn addition, Italy, Spain, France, Chile, Brazil and other Latin American nations will carry out their own activities to commemorate the existence of the most representative superhero in comics, above any of Marvel Comics, and standard-bearer of the feminist movement from the perspective of Jenkins, Gadot and various artists involved in their stories.

Many Thanks To The following Website For This Valuable Content.
‘Wonder Woman’: What We Know About Gal Gadot’s 80th Anniversary Celebrations And Third Film – Movie News

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By its acronym in English, a CODA is a daughter of deaf adults (“Child of Deaf Adults”) and that is what Ruby, daughter of a deaf couple who discovers a talent and begins to dream

“CODA: signs of the heart” arrives this Thursday in local theaters after being crowned at the Sundance Film Festival and with strong support from international critics. Under the direction of Sian Heder, it is a remake of the successful French film “La Famille Bélier” (2014) that arrives to plant a flag as an example of representation in the cinema, while deaf actors were hired to interpret to the deaf characters who star in the story.

“It was never an option to make the film with hearing actors who played deaf people. To be honest, it seemed somewhat offensive to me and something that I thought so from the beginning. Because you want to have stars in your movies and you want to feel the movie with those stars but I feel like we are at a time where it would be culturally unacceptable to do that. I personally never wanted to do that because I wanted to tell an authentic story, “said director Sian Heder in a previous interview.

In the film, Ruby is the daughter of deaf adults, that is to say a CODA, since the acronym in English means “Child of Deaf Adults” and she is the only hearing person in her family. When he joins his high school choir club, he discovers his gift for singing. Encouraged by her choirmaster, Bernardo Villalobos, to apply to a prestigious music school, she must face the most important decision of her life: choosing between her family obligations or following her own dreams.

Distributed by Diamond Films, it stars Eugenio Derbez, Marlee Matlin, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Troy Kotsur, and hits Argentine theaters after its success at Sundance (it won audience and jury awards and set a record in the Festival being acquired by Apple for $ 25 million) with a high percentage on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%.

Among the praise of critics and viewers, the authenticity that the actors bring to this moving story in which inclusion was lived from within stands out.

When Sian Heder (“Talullah,” 2016) had her first script reading, she found it “bizarre” to be listening to actors read her script when, in reality, it was going to be a script that was seen, not heard. That is why, as he said, he worked with a Director in Sign Language who was reading line by line in Sign Language and together, they modified the script, according to the best signs to use.

During filming, in addition, two American Sign Language experts reviewed the script, helped Heder interpret the scenes, and delivered messages to the cast. They also made adjustments if the scenes weren’t true to Deaf culture. The tape includes captions when family members communicate with each other, but not when Ruby translates what her family says to people who can hear.

In addition, the director said that with her assistant director they spoke with Sign Language because it was often easier when they could not hear each other on set.

Emilia Jones, an 18-year-old British actress, took her portrayal of Ruby to heart and spent nine months learning Sign Language. He also had to learn choir.

Marlee Matlin, who is the only deaf actress to win the Oscar (in 1986 she won the statuette for her performance in “Children of a Lesser God”, considers this film to be a unique and authentic representation of the deaf community.

“No offense to the other projects I’ve been involved in that included deaf characters, (but) it seems to me that since ‘Children of a Lesser God’ there hasn’t been a really deep exploration of deaf characters, whether they were genuinely deaf. or that the story was about being deaf or about a love between people from the deaf and non-deaf community, “he said in dialogue with AP.

“For those who have never seen deaf people or have never seen sign language and think that we are all the same, that we live the same, that we have the same mentality, it is not like that. We are people as varied as those who can hear, and this is one facet of the deaf community. ‘

Heder and his actors hope that “CODA” will challenge Hollywood. Although diversity has been a hot topic for years, discussions often focus on gender and race. Heder, who began learning American Sign Language a year before filming, says the industry must change its tendency to hire non-disabled actors to portray characters with disabilities.

“When we started the casting process. I thought everyone should be educated. I remember there were people who said, ‘Well, are there deaf actors out there?’ And there is a whole world of deaf actors out there. ” “Troy is incredibly talented and he earned his role, but there were other incredible actors who came in and auditioned for that role. And I would say the same about each of the roles. ”

A 2017 study from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California found that only 2.7% of the characters in the 100 most lucrative films of 2016 were disabled, revealing a huge gap between the population. and what is seen on screen.

There have been advances in recent years. Zack Gottsagen, an actor with Down syndrome, was acclaimed for his work in the 2019 film “The Peanut Butter Falcon ” with Shia LaBeouf. Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff will play Marvel’s first deaf superhero in Chloe Zhao’s “The Eternals,” which opens in November. And months ago NBCUniversal announced its commitment to hire actors with disabilities for each new studio production, in the hope of increasing the representation of this sector on screen.

Heder hopes the entertainment industry will expand its casting mindset.

“(The filmmakers) have a role in the script that says ‘open ethnicity’, but they don’t think to add that it may be open to someone with disabilities or that they can cast a deaf person for the role. The more aware people are in the writing rooms, the directors and creators will begin to open up and understand that inclusion really means other things, ”he concluded.

.

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“CODA”: Hollywood Echoes Claims for Inclusion

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By its acronym in English, a CODA is a daughter of deaf adults (“Child of Deaf Adults”) and that is what Ruby, daughter of a deaf couple who discovers a talent and begins to dream

“CODA: signs of the heart” arrives this Thursday in local theaters after being crowned at the Sundance Film Festival and with strong support from international critics. Under the direction of Sian Heder, it is a remake of the successful French film “La Famille Bélier” (2014) that arrives to plant a flag as an example of representation in the cinema, while deaf actors were hired to interpret to the deaf characters who star in the story.

“It was never an option to make the film with hearing actors who played deaf people. To be honest, it seemed somewhat offensive to me and something that I thought so from the beginning. Because you want to have stars in your movies and you want to feel the movie with those stars but I feel like we are at a time where it would be culturally unacceptable to do that. I personally never wanted to do that because I wanted to tell an authentic story, “said director Sian Heder in a previous interview.

In the film, Ruby is the daughter of deaf adults, that is to say a CODA, since the acronym in English means “Child of Deaf Adults” and she is the only hearing person in her family. When he joins his high school choir club, he discovers his gift for singing. Encouraged by her choirmaster, Bernardo Villalobos, to apply to a prestigious music school, she must face the most important decision of her life: choosing between her family obligations or following her own dreams.

Distributed by Diamond Films, it stars Eugenio Derbez, Marlee Matlin, Emilia Jones, Daniel Durant and Troy Kotsur, and hits Argentine theaters after its success at Sundance (it won audience and jury awards and set a record in the Festival being acquired by Apple for $ 25 million) with a high percentage on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%.

Among the praise of critics and viewers, the authenticity that the actors bring to this moving story in which inclusion was lived from within stands out.

When Sian Heder (“Talullah,” 2016) had her first script reading, she found it “bizarre” to be listening to actors read her script when, in reality, it was going to be a script that was seen, not heard. That is why, as he said, he worked with a Director in Sign Language who was reading line by line in Sign Language and together, they modified the script, according to the best signs to use.

During filming, in addition, two American Sign Language experts reviewed the script, helped Heder interpret the scenes, and delivered messages to the cast. They also made adjustments if the scenes weren’t true to Deaf culture. The tape includes captions when family members communicate with each other, but not when Ruby translates what her family says to people who can hear.

In addition, the director said that with her assistant director they spoke with Sign Language because it was often easier when they could not hear each other on set.

Emilia Jones, an 18-year-old British actress, took her portrayal of Ruby to heart and spent nine months learning Sign Language. He also had to learn choir.

Marlee Matlin, who is the only deaf actress to win the Oscar (in 1986 she won the statuette for her performance in “Children of a Lesser God”, considers this film to be a unique and authentic representation of the deaf community.

“No offense to the other projects I’ve been involved in that included deaf characters, (but) it seems to me that since ‘Children of a Lesser God’ there hasn’t been a really deep exploration of deaf characters, whether they were genuinely deaf. or that the story was about being deaf or about a love between people from the deaf and non-deaf community, “he said in dialogue with AP.

“For those who have never seen deaf people or have never seen sign language and think that we are all the same, that we live the same, that we have the same mentality, it is not like that. We are people as varied as those who can hear, and this is one facet of the deaf community. ‘

Heder and his actors hope that “CODA” will challenge Hollywood. Although diversity has been a hot topic for years, discussions often focus on gender and race. Heder, who began learning American Sign Language a year before filming, says the industry must change its tendency to hire non-disabled actors to portray characters with disabilities.

“When we started the casting process. I thought everyone should be educated. I remember there were people who said, ‘Well, are there deaf actors out there?’ And there is a whole world of deaf actors out there. ” “Troy is incredibly talented and he earned his role, but there were other incredible actors who came in and auditioned for that role. And I would say the same about each of the roles. ”

A 2017 study from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California found that only 2.7% of the characters in the 100 most lucrative films of 2016 were disabled, revealing a huge gap between the population. and what is seen on screen.

There have been advances in recent years. Zack Gottsagen, an actor with Down syndrome, was acclaimed for his work in the 2019 film “The Peanut Butter Falcon ” with Shia LaBeouf. Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff will play Marvel’s first deaf superhero in Chloe Zhao’s “The Eternals,” which opens in November. And months ago NBCUniversal announced its commitment to hire actors with disabilities for each new studio production, in the hope of increasing the representation of this sector on screen.

Heder hopes the entertainment industry will expand its casting mindset.

“(The filmmakers) have a role in the script that says ‘open ethnicity’, but they don’t think to add that it may be open to someone with disabilities or that they can cast a deaf person for the role. The more aware people are in the writing rooms, the directors and creators will begin to open up and understand that inclusion really means other things, ”he concluded.

.

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“CODA”: Hollywood Echoes Claims for Inclusion

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The Paranormal Activity franchise completely rejuvenated the horror genre, ushering in the era of paranormal horror and leading the way for films like Insidious, The Conjuring, and more. Before the original’s release, horror was knee-deep in the “torture porn” era, where graphic franchises like SAW and Hostel were dominating pop culture.

RELATED: 10 Horror Films That Fans Mistook For Documentaries

When Paranormal Activity was released, however, it was the exact opposite. Instead of showing intense gore, the true horror came from what audiences didn’t see…a lurking demonic force that could be anywhere at any time. The series has since produced seven films, including the most recent, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, arriving on Paramount+.


7 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) – Stream On Paramount+

A young girl enters a portal to the "ghost dimension" in Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension

The franchise’s biggest misstep was 2015’s The Ghost Dimension. By this point, the main story had been completed and new plotlines were being created to keep the series going. The Ghost Dimension thought it would switch things up by letting audiences finally see the ghostly activity…including a neon-infused glittery portal to the “other side.” Though the concept was novel, it was in no way scary.

This naturally didn’t work because the horror of Paranormal Activity came from not seeing what was happening. The series was popular because the lack of visual effects kept it filled with an endless sense of tension. The Ghost Dimension was panned by critics and audiences, currently holding a pitiful 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.

6 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) – Stream On Paramount+

The demonic possession begins to turn Oscar into a demonic Monster in The Marked Ones

Another film that took place after the conclusion of the original storyline was The Marked Ones. This time, the movie centered around a group of teenagers in Southern California who sneak into the apartment of a recently deceased witch. Before long, paranormal activity begins to happen all around them, and some of the teens start to become possessed.

RELATED: 10 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies, Ranked By Rotten Tomatoes

Once again, the film broke the golden rule of the franchise and showed too much. The Marked Ones included superhuman strength, teleportation, levitation, and more, all requiring CGI effects that simply don’t work with the gritty, found-footage style of the franchise.

5 Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) – Stream On Paramount+

Someone, or something, underneath a sheet lurks in the family household

The third installment served as a prequel to the first two films, explaining the origins of how the demonic entity came into Katie and Kristi’s lives. For the most part, the film wasn’t bad. It had its scary moments, including a few brilliant scenes that take place in the home’s first floor using a camera that slowly rotates from left to right between the living room and kitchen. With each rotation, the camera reveals something new (and usually terrifying).

The movie was also tasked with a tough job: providing backstory to a tale of demonic possession. The franchise chose to introduce a coven of witches to explain this, which, wasn’t exactly scary. Plus, it hindered the feeling of isolation from the first two films by adding in more human characters. Despite this, it had some genuinely scary moments.

4 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) – Stream On Hulu

Hunter stands in front of the Xbox Kinect, sensing something is watching him

2011’s Paranormal Activity 4 took place around seven years after the first two films. Now fully into the witch coven plotline, the movie needed to bring two storylines together: Further explaining the witch coven, while also introducing a new series of hauntings. Storywise, the movie did the best it could, but certainly wasn’t perfect.

RELATED: 10 Movies To Watch If You Love Paranormal Activity

However, the film brought in some excellent scares, including an ingenious use of the Xbox 360’s Kinnect device, which produces tons of dots that fill up the room thanks to its infrared sensor. While invisible to the naked eye, cameras in night vision mode can see them. This created tons of new and terrifying moments in Paranormal Activity 4, giving the movie a fresh feel.

3 Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021) – Stream On Paramount+

An entity bumps around a dark room, leaving Margot frightened

Set during the pandemic, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin is the franchise’s newest addition. Its story centers around an adopted girl and her friends who visit an Amish community where her birth mother used to live. Not long after arriving, it’s discovered that this is no ordinary Amish community, and is instead a devil-worshipping cult.

Still filmed in the found-footage style, the movie adds a new story and vibe to the Paranormal Activity franchise and serves as a great way to revamp the series. The movie’s scariest scenes take place in a hollowed-out well, which is used for sacrifices. The narrow caverns and utter darkness leads to tons of great jump scares and constant tension.

2 Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) – Stream On Starz

Katie returns after becoming possessed in Paranormal Activity 2

After the runaway success of the first film, a sequel soon followed. The movie takes place slightly before, congruently with, and just after the first film. It’s a brilliant plot device that continues to make Paranormal Activity 2 feel smart and classic. The film follows Kristi, Katie’s sister, and her family.

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One of the most terrifying settings in the film was the house’s basement. As everyone who grew up with one knows…they were a constant source of horror as kids. Dark, quiet, and mysterious, basements naturally envoke fear, making it the perfect new setting for the sequel. Paranormal Activity 2 is so brilliant because it was able to equal (and at times, surpass) the fear level of the original film, something that isn’t easy for horror sequels to do.

1 Paranormal Activity (2007/2009) – Stream On Starz

Katie and Micah awaken to hear footsteps entering their bedroom at night

Though not released in theaters until 2009, Paranormal Activity actually had a two-year journey beforehand in select screenings across the country. Beginning in 2007, the movie premiered at a few film festivals, followed by screenings on select college campuses around America. By 2009, online horror communities were buzzing about Paranormal Activity, calling it the scariest movie in decades.

In October of that year, the film got its wide release. Shot in the found-footage style, the movie chronicled a couple’s battle against a demonic haunting. What made Paranormal Activity so powerful was that the demon is never seen. Instead, the movie keeps viewers guessing, unaware of what might be behind the strange events. The endless edge-of-your-seat anticipation proved to be wildly successful and the movie grossed almost $200 million at the box office, on a budget of just $230,000. Paranormal Activity has since been named one of the scariest movies of all time.

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The Paranormal Activity franchise completely rejuvenated the horror genre, ushering in the era of paranormal horror and leading the way for films like Insidious, The Conjuring, and more. Before the original’s release, horror was knee-deep in the “torture porn” era, where graphic franchises like SAW and Hostel were dominating pop culture.

RELATED: 10 Horror Films That Fans Mistook For Documentaries

When Paranormal Activity was released, however, it was the exact opposite. Instead of showing intense gore, the true horror came from what audiences didn’t see…a lurking demonic force that could be anywhere at any time. The series has since produced seven films, including the most recent, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, arriving on Paramount+.


7 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) – Stream On Paramount+

A young girl enters a portal to the "ghost dimension" in Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension

The franchise’s biggest misstep was 2015’s The Ghost Dimension. By this point, the main story had been completed and new plotlines were being created to keep the series going. The Ghost Dimension thought it would switch things up by letting audiences finally see the ghostly activity…including a neon-infused glittery portal to the “other side.” Though the concept was novel, it was in no way scary.

This naturally didn’t work because the horror of Paranormal Activity came from not seeing what was happening. The series was popular because the lack of visual effects kept it filled with an endless sense of tension. The Ghost Dimension was panned by critics and audiences, currently holding a pitiful 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.

6 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) – Stream On Paramount+

The demonic possession begins to turn Oscar into a demonic Monster in The Marked Ones

Another film that took place after the conclusion of the original storyline was The Marked Ones. This time, the movie centered around a group of teenagers in Southern California who sneak into the apartment of a recently deceased witch. Before long, paranormal activity begins to happen all around them, and some of the teens start to become possessed.

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Once again, the film broke the golden rule of the franchise and showed too much. The Marked Ones included superhuman strength, teleportation, levitation, and more, all requiring CGI effects that simply don’t work with the gritty, found-footage style of the franchise.

5 Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) – Stream On Paramount+

Someone, or something, underneath a sheet lurks in the family household

The third installment served as a prequel to the first two films, explaining the origins of how the demonic entity came into Katie and Kristi’s lives. For the most part, the film wasn’t bad. It had its scary moments, including a few brilliant scenes that take place in the home’s first floor using a camera that slowly rotates from left to right between the living room and kitchen. With each rotation, the camera reveals something new (and usually terrifying).

The movie was also tasked with a tough job: providing backstory to a tale of demonic possession. The franchise chose to introduce a coven of witches to explain this, which, wasn’t exactly scary. Plus, it hindered the feeling of isolation from the first two films by adding in more human characters. Despite this, it had some genuinely scary moments.

4 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) – Stream On Hulu

Hunter stands in front of the Xbox Kinect, sensing something is watching him

2011’s Paranormal Activity 4 took place around seven years after the first two films. Now fully into the witch coven plotline, the movie needed to bring two storylines together: Further explaining the witch coven, while also introducing a new series of hauntings. Storywise, the movie did the best it could, but certainly wasn’t perfect.

RELATED: 10 Movies To Watch If You Love Paranormal Activity

However, the film brought in some excellent scares, including an ingenious use of the Xbox 360’s Kinnect device, which produces tons of dots that fill up the room thanks to its infrared sensor. While invisible to the naked eye, cameras in night vision mode can see them. This created tons of new and terrifying moments in Paranormal Activity 4, giving the movie a fresh feel.

3 Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (2021) – Stream On Paramount+

An entity bumps around a dark room, leaving Margot frightened

Set during the pandemic, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin is the franchise’s newest addition. Its story centers around an adopted girl and her friends who visit an Amish community where her birth mother used to live. Not long after arriving, it’s discovered that this is no ordinary Amish community, and is instead a devil-worshipping cult.

Still filmed in the found-footage style, the movie adds a new story and vibe to the Paranormal Activity franchise and serves as a great way to revamp the series. The movie’s scariest scenes take place in a hollowed-out well, which is used for sacrifices. The narrow caverns and utter darkness leads to tons of great jump scares and constant tension.

2 Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) – Stream On Starz

Katie returns after becoming possessed in Paranormal Activity 2

After the runaway success of the first film, a sequel soon followed. The movie takes place slightly before, congruently with, and just after the first film. It’s a brilliant plot device that continues to make Paranormal Activity 2 feel smart and classic. The film follows Kristi, Katie’s sister, and her family.

RELATED: The 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Haunted House Horror Movies

One of the most terrifying settings in the film was the house’s basement. As everyone who grew up with one knows…they were a constant source of horror as kids. Dark, quiet, and mysterious, basements naturally envoke fear, making it the perfect new setting for the sequel. Paranormal Activity 2 is so brilliant because it was able to equal (and at times, surpass) the fear level of the original film, something that isn’t easy for horror sequels to do.

1 Paranormal Activity (2007/2009) – Stream On Starz

Katie and Micah awaken to hear footsteps entering their bedroom at night

Though not released in theaters until 2009, Paranormal Activity actually had a two-year journey beforehand in select screenings across the country. Beginning in 2007, the movie premiered at a few film festivals, followed by screenings on select college campuses around America. By 2009, online horror communities were buzzing about Paranormal Activity, calling it the scariest movie in decades.

In October of that year, the film got its wide release. Shot in the found-footage style, the movie chronicled a couple’s battle against a demonic haunting. What made Paranormal Activity so powerful was that the demon is never seen. Instead, the movie keeps viewers guessing, unaware of what might be behind the strange events. The endless edge-of-your-seat anticipation proved to be wildly successful and the movie grossed almost $200 million at the box office, on a budget of just $230,000. Paranormal Activity has since been named one of the scariest movies of all time.

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This month brought the highly anticipated release of writer/director James Gunn’s DC Comics adaptation The Suicide Squad, but in a matter of weeks the film will only be available in theaters. As with every new Warner Bros. release in 2021, The Suicide Squad was released in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max on the same day. But as part of that day-and-date release, these new releases are only streaming on HBO Max for one month, at which point they leave the streaming service and become theatrical exclusives.

So when does The Suicide Squad leave HBO Max? The departure date is officially set for September 5th, at which point the only way you can watch the movie will be in a movie theater. Down the road, the film will get a traditionally Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD release, and then a few months later it’ll be back on HBO Max and streaming for a much longer period of time.

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Why is the film leaving HBO Max only to later return? The second time The Suicide Squad hits HBO Max, it will be as part of Warner Bros.’ longstanding arrangement with HBO (and by extension HBO Max) through which their new releases make their premium cable debuts on HBO. Now that HBO Max has launched, that means when those movies hit this so-called “pay one window” on HBO, they’re also available to stream on HBO Max. In fact, just this month Godzilla vs. Kong returns to HBO Max and airs on HBO five months after it was first released in theaters and on HBO Max.

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Image via Warner Bros.

All of this to say, if you’ve been delaying watching The Suicide Squad on HBO Max, you’re running out of time. The film is a wholly original spin on these characters and this particular comic from the mind of Gunn, who wrote and directed the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. With The Suicide Squad, he’s crafted a violent, hilarious, and very R-rated superhero movie that is extremely different from his Marvel movies – although it still has that tinge of emotion that makes Gunn’s films so impactful.

So yes, I can personally highly recommend watching The Suicide Squad – it’s one of the best movies of the year. And if you intend on doing so via HBO Max, you need to hurry. Or else your next chance to watch it on the streaming service won’t be until January 2022.

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This month brought the highly anticipated release of writer/director James Gunn’s DC Comics adaptation The Suicide Squad, but in a matter of weeks the film will only be available in theaters. As with every new Warner Bros. release in 2021, The Suicide Squad was released in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max on the same day. But as part of that day-and-date release, these new releases are only streaming on HBO Max for one month, at which point they leave the streaming service and become theatrical exclusives.

So when does The Suicide Squad leave HBO Max? The departure date is officially set for September 5th, at which point the only way you can watch the movie will be in a movie theater. Down the road, the film will get a traditionally Digital, 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD release, and then a few months later it’ll be back on HBO Max and streaming for a much longer period of time.

RELATED: 15 Movies Like ‘The Suicide Squad’ to Watch for More Wild Action

Why is the film leaving HBO Max only to later return? The second time The Suicide Squad hits HBO Max, it will be as part of Warner Bros.’ longstanding arrangement with HBO (and by extension HBO Max) through which their new releases make their premium cable debuts on HBO. Now that HBO Max has launched, that means when those movies hit this so-called “pay one window” on HBO, they’re also available to stream on HBO Max. In fact, just this month Godzilla vs. Kong returns to HBO Max and airs on HBO five months after it was first released in theaters and on HBO Max.

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Image via Warner Bros.

All of this to say, if you’ve been delaying watching The Suicide Squad on HBO Max, you’re running out of time. The film is a wholly original spin on these characters and this particular comic from the mind of Gunn, who wrote and directed the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. With The Suicide Squad, he’s crafted a violent, hilarious, and very R-rated superhero movie that is extremely different from his Marvel movies – although it still has that tinge of emotion that makes Gunn’s films so impactful.

So yes, I can personally highly recommend watching The Suicide Squad – it’s one of the best movies of the year. And if you intend on doing so via HBO Max, you need to hurry. Or else your next chance to watch it on the streaming service won’t be until January 2022.

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1634763300) } [4]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(62) "Emily Blunt Up For Christopher Nolan’s Next Film Oppenheimer" ["link"]=> string(79) "https://bofads.com/emily-blunt-up-for-christopher-nolans-next-film-oppenheimer/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Paul" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:38:17 +0000" ["category"]=> string(77) "TrendingBluntChistopher NolanChristopherEmilyEmily BluntfilmNolansOppenheimer" ["guid"]=> string(79) "https://bofads.com/emily-blunt-up-for-christopher-nolans-next-film-oppenheimer/" ["description"]=> string(621) "Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) is reportedly up for Christopher Nolan’s new fim, Oppenheimer, in the role of the wife of infamous scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is of course the man who ran the secret Manhattan Project which led to the creation of the Atomic Bomb during WWII. Nolan only recently confirmed that the ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3004) "

Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) is reportedly up for Christopher Nolan’s new fim, Oppenheimer, in the role of the wife of infamous scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is of course the man who ran the secret Manhattan Project which led to the creation of the Atomic Bomb during WWII. Nolan only recently confirmed that the biopic is in the works and that his longtime collaborator Cillian Murphy would be starring. Blunt is the first co-star to be announced but is expected to be far from the last big name attached to this project, as whispers point to Nolan building a truly “all-star” collection of stars for the film.

Oppenheimer will be based on Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Nolan will produce alongside his wife and collaborator Emma Thomas, while Universal Pictures will distribute the film.

(Photo: Getty Images )

Emily Blunt has come through Hollywood’s COVID-19 pandemic hurdles looking like a new power-player in the industry. Her sequel film with husband John Krasinski (A Quiet Place: Part II) helped kickstart the domestic and foreign box offices, earning over $130 million at each for a total of $297.4M on an approximately $60M budget. Blunt also carried a major Disney tentpole (Jungle Cruise) into the post-pandemic market and came away with $216M, which isn’t the greatest against a $200M budget, but was still a good enough signal that Emily Blunt can draw a crowd.

Of course, Oppenheimer will be a different sort of beast, as it seems clear that Nolan will be going for more of an awards season drama rather than an action tentpole. But perhaps after snagging her own horror franchise and doing a few studio favors, prestige and awards buzz are actually the fhings that Emily BLunt has on her agenda right now. When the actress spoke this summer, she made it clear that franchises like Marvel are definitely not where her head is at, right now:

“It’s not that it’s beneath me,” Blunt said to Howard Stern. “I love Iron Man and when I got offered Black Widow. I was obsessed with Iron Man. I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr.—it would’ve been amazing…but I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t. It’s been exhausted. We are inundated—it’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well. It’s not to say that I’d never want to play one, it would just have to be something so cool and like a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.”

Chris Nolan’s Oppenheimer will be in theaters on July 21, 2023.

Source: Deadline

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Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) is reportedly up for Christopher Nolan’s new fim, Oppenheimer, in the role of the wife of infamous scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is of course the man who ran the secret Manhattan Project which led to the creation of the Atomic Bomb during WWII. Nolan only recently confirmed that the biopic is in the works and that his longtime collaborator Cillian Murphy would be starring. Blunt is the first co-star to be announced but is expected to be far from the last big name attached to this project, as whispers point to Nolan building a truly “all-star” collection of stars for the film.

Oppenheimer will be based on Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Nolan will produce alongside his wife and collaborator Emma Thomas, while Universal Pictures will distribute the film.

(Photo: Getty Images )

Emily Blunt has come through Hollywood’s COVID-19 pandemic hurdles looking like a new power-player in the industry. Her sequel film with husband John Krasinski (A Quiet Place: Part II) helped kickstart the domestic and foreign box offices, earning over $130 million at each for a total of $297.4M on an approximately $60M budget. Blunt also carried a major Disney tentpole (Jungle Cruise) into the post-pandemic market and came away with $216M, which isn’t the greatest against a $200M budget, but was still a good enough signal that Emily Blunt can draw a crowd.

Of course, Oppenheimer will be a different sort of beast, as it seems clear that Nolan will be going for more of an awards season drama rather than an action tentpole. But perhaps after snagging her own horror franchise and doing a few studio favors, prestige and awards buzz are actually the fhings that Emily BLunt has on her agenda right now. When the actress spoke this summer, she made it clear that franchises like Marvel are definitely not where her head is at, right now:

“It’s not that it’s beneath me,” Blunt said to Howard Stern. “I love Iron Man and when I got offered Black Widow. I was obsessed with Iron Man. I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr.—it would’ve been amazing…but I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t. It’s been exhausted. We are inundated—it’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well. It’s not to say that I’d never want to play one, it would just have to be something so cool and like a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.”

Chris Nolan’s Oppenheimer will be in theaters on July 21, 2023.

Source: Deadline

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1634762297) } [5]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(65) "The Chaos of the 2001 BAFTA Best Supporting Actor Race, Explained" ["link"]=> string(84) "https://bofads.com/the-chaos-of-the-2001-bafta-best-supporting-actor-race-explained/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Paul" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:37:08 +0000" ["category"]=> string(46) "TrendingactorBAFTAChaosExplainedRacesupporting" ["guid"]=> string(84) "https://bofads.com/the-chaos-of-the-2001-bafta-best-supporting-actor-race-explained/" ["description"]=> string(625) "The 2001 Academy Awards came at a difficult time, as one would expect in the months immediately following the September 11th terrorist attacks. Rarely has a show revolving around wealthy, famous people giving each other gold statues felt less important than it did in March 2002. Of course, films provided a wonderful escape from the ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(17536) "

The 2001 Academy Awards came at a difficult time, as one would expect in the months immediately following the September 11th terrorist attacks. Rarely has a show revolving around wealthy, famous people giving each other gold statues felt less important than it did in March 2002. Of course, films provided a wonderful escape from the real world horrors that season, perhaps demonstrating why we need cinema more than ever. That year’s ceremony also entered the history books for awarding Oscars for the first and, sadly, only time to Black performers in each of the lead acting categories with Halle berry in Monster’s Ball and Denzel Washington in Training Day. Naturally, the Oscars have to Oscar and gave the top prizes to the thoroughly unexciting choice of A Beautiful Mind, a stately drama from Hollywood stalwart Ron Howard.

Dramas have always been the Academy Awards’ bread and butter. Berry and Washington’s performances were each in highly charged dramas. A Beautiful Mind was nominated alongside the dramas Gosford Park and In the Bedroom. The big sensation that year was The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and while it is a fantasy movie, its story is still dramatic. Rounding out the Best Picture slate is Red Mill!, in which the first half is a zany musical comedy and the second half is high melodrama. All of the categories are filled with these serious movies, from Black Hawk Down to Iris to But. The film industry likes to celebrate the films that feel important and serious, probably as a defensive mechanism to believe they are not primarily in the business of entertaining people. That’s a sympathetic viewpoint as no one wants to feel like the work they do is frivolous, or at worst meaningless. However, so much excellent work occurs outside of the traditional Oscar fare.

In 2001, all you had to do was hop across the pond to see what was happening at the BAFTAs, where The Fellowship of the Ring indeed took home that top prize, to see exactly the kind of fun the Oscars miss out on a lot of the time. While the full slate of nominees does have some crossover with the Academy’s, this was a time for the BAFTAs where being a precursor awards show for the Oscars was not as much of a concern, often wanting to champion homegrown British films. No awards race showcased this proclivity more than the nominees for Best Supporting Actor. This category contained zero crossover performances with the Oscars, and only one of them would one classify as a traditional dramatic performance. One performance, in particular, is of a kind the Oscars have never nominated, and the BAFTAs hadn’t before or since. The nominees for Best Supporting Actor at that year’s BAFTAs were Hugh Bonneville for Iris, Jim Broadbent for Red Mill! (the winner), Robbie Coltrane for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone for the BAFTAs), Colin Firth for Bridget Jones’s Diary, and finally Eddie Murphy for Shrek, to date the only voiceover performance ever nominated.

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Image via 20th Century Fox

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Coincidentally, Jim Broadbent took home the Best Supporting Actor trophies that year at both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs. For the Oscars, he won for Iris, the biopic about novelist Iris Murdoch, in which he plays her husband John Bayley. Classic Oscar stuff, winning for a decently reviewed biopic that has essentially faded from the collective memory in the last twenty years. At the BAFTAs, Broadbent actually received double nominations, with his Iris performance in the lead category. The performance he won for was as the completely outrageous cabaret owner and emcee Harold Zidler in Red Mill! No tearful monologues or scenes of quiet contemplation to be found here. Instead, this performances consists of moments like spinning around in circles, making “whoosh whoosh” sounds, and prancing around, singing Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin” with a parade of waiters in tow. It is the kind of hilarious, scene-stealing, scenery-chewing performance that never for a moment presents itself as portentous or important, perfectly complimenting the larger-than-life tone of Baz Luhrmann‘s jukebox musical (side note: Luhrmann was nominated for Best Director at the BAFTAs but not the Oscars). While probably perceived at the time as a way to honor Broadbent for his work in both Red Mill! and Iris, they instead awarded him for a performance and film that has endured, even spawning a stage adaptation currently on Broadway, in which Danny burstein won a long-overdue Tony for the same role.

The most fun the Oscars had that year for Best Supporting Actor was nominating Ian McKellan for his performance as Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring. Like Broadbent in Iris, he ended up in the Lead Actor category at the BAFTAs, which is outrageous category fraud but certainly makes for a more interesting slate of nominees. This made room for another screen adaptation of a beloved fantasy character, Rubeus Hagrid. Robbie Coltrane’s first outing as the Hogwarts groundskeeper contains so much warmth and a light touch equal to his large frame. His line reading of “You’re a wizard, Harry,” has become an indelible part of pop culture and will be featured in film montages for years to come. For as big a phenomenon the Harry Potter film series was, they never performed well at the Academy Awards, where the first and last films garnered the most nominations each of the series with just three. In fact, no film in the series ever won a single Oscar. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the BAFTAs received seven nominations on its own. Coltrane holds the distinction of being the only cast member of the entire eight-film saga to get a nomination, and only the BAFTAs would stick their neck out for that performance.

Hugh Bonneville, playing the younger version of Jim Broadbent’s character in Iris, is probably the most traditional nomination of the bunch. Although thanks to Downton Abbey and the Paddington films, Bonneville is much more of a known name and face to American audiences, but back in 2001, he had not even been acting on screen for a decade. This is a case of the Brits fighting for their guys. After all, four of the five nominees were from the U.K. The same goes for Colin Firth’s performance in Bridget Jones’s Diary, a hit film, but as an actor, he was a little-known commodity for Americans at that time. This had the added meta perception of him playing a modernized version of Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, a role that skyrocketed him to British stardom thanks to a beloved BBC miniseries. Bridget Jones’s Diary garnered attention for the already famous Renée Zellweger, but the Academy rarely looks at journeymen actors for nominations, especially for comedies, unless there is a sense of career achievement involved or someone being overdue. A comedic performance, in order to receive an Oscar nomination, has to be this titanic, overwhelming feat of hilarity to even be in the conversation, let alone actually end up on the list. A performance like Firth’s, which is comparatively low-key, would never even come to mind for so many voters.

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Image via DreamWorks Animation

The lone American in the group of nominees was Eddie Murphy. While the reputation of Shrek today seems to exist solely in ironic memes and confusing, abstract YouTube videos, it’s a bit difficult to remember what a seismic event it was. It won the first-ever Best Animated Feature Oscar and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The BAFTAs took it even further with a straight-up Best Pciture nomination and breaking the taboo of actually nominating a voiceover performance. Every so often, a vocal performance comes around that receives chatter for awards consideration, like Scarlett Johansson in Her or Jennifer Jason Leigh in Anomalisa, but no major awards body has ever pulled the trigger on them–except for Eddie Murphy as the motomouthed Donkey. At the time, Murphy’s performance was seen as the titanic, overwhelming feat of hilarity mentioned earlier, but because he is in a recording booth, so many do not perceive this work as proper acting, immediately dismissing a voiceover performance as lesser than. Andy Serkis and other motion capture performers can’t even get the benefit of the doubt, and they are on set every day. What chance does someone not even doing that have? And yet, the BAFTAs could not deny the sheer power of what Eddie Murphy was doing and recognized it. They have not gone out on the limb and nominated another voiceover performance again, but this shows it is indeed possible.

Rarely is a group of nominees for a major film awards category look this eclectic. No, they are not the most diverse in terms of representation, but in the diversity of the kinds of performances worth highlighting, almost no other category covers as broad a spectrum. Yes, you have your required stately drama, but from there, you go from comedy to musical to fantasy to animation, showing that the need to be respectable or seem important does not need to govern what gets nominated. Excellent work in film can be found in any genre, on any scale, and from any place, and determining only a certain kind of cinema can be considered great creates a self-perpetuating system that will continue to only award that same kind of movie. Laughter, thrills, and joy can be just as powerful as tears and challenging issues. The Academy Awards and other awards shows should look to the 2001 Best Supporting Actor BAFTA nominees and think about finding excellence in film in places they did not expect, because there is plenty of it.

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The 2001 Academy Awards came at a difficult time, as one would expect in the months immediately following the September 11th terrorist attacks. Rarely has a show revolving around wealthy, famous people giving each other gold statues felt less important than it did in March 2002. Of course, films provided a wonderful escape from the real world horrors that season, perhaps demonstrating why we need cinema more than ever. That year’s ceremony also entered the history books for awarding Oscars for the first and, sadly, only time to Black performers in each of the lead acting categories with Halle berry in Monster’s Ball and Denzel Washington in Training Day. Naturally, the Oscars have to Oscar and gave the top prizes to the thoroughly unexciting choice of A Beautiful Mind, a stately drama from Hollywood stalwart Ron Howard.

Dramas have always been the Academy Awards’ bread and butter. Berry and Washington’s performances were each in highly charged dramas. A Beautiful Mind was nominated alongside the dramas Gosford Park and In the Bedroom. The big sensation that year was The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and while it is a fantasy movie, its story is still dramatic. Rounding out the Best Picture slate is Red Mill!, in which the first half is a zany musical comedy and the second half is high melodrama. All of the categories are filled with these serious movies, from Black Hawk Down to Iris to But. The film industry likes to celebrate the films that feel important and serious, probably as a defensive mechanism to believe they are not primarily in the business of entertaining people. That’s a sympathetic viewpoint as no one wants to feel like the work they do is frivolous, or at worst meaningless. However, so much excellent work occurs outside of the traditional Oscar fare.

In 2001, all you had to do was hop across the pond to see what was happening at the BAFTAs, where The Fellowship of the Ring indeed took home that top prize, to see exactly the kind of fun the Oscars miss out on a lot of the time. While the full slate of nominees does have some crossover with the Academy’s, this was a time for the BAFTAs where being a precursor awards show for the Oscars was not as much of a concern, often wanting to champion homegrown British films. No awards race showcased this proclivity more than the nominees for Best Supporting Actor. This category contained zero crossover performances with the Oscars, and only one of them would one classify as a traditional dramatic performance. One performance, in particular, is of a kind the Oscars have never nominated, and the BAFTAs hadn’t before or since. The nominees for Best Supporting Actor at that year’s BAFTAs were Hugh Bonneville for Iris, Jim Broadbent for Red Mill! (the winner), Robbie Coltrane for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone for the BAFTAs), Colin Firth for Bridget Jones’s Diary, and finally Eddie Murphy for Shrek, to date the only voiceover performance ever nominated.

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Coincidentally, Jim Broadbent took home the Best Supporting Actor trophies that year at both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs. For the Oscars, he won for Iris, the biopic about novelist Iris Murdoch, in which he plays her husband John Bayley. Classic Oscar stuff, winning for a decently reviewed biopic that has essentially faded from the collective memory in the last twenty years. At the BAFTAs, Broadbent actually received double nominations, with his Iris performance in the lead category. The performance he won for was as the completely outrageous cabaret owner and emcee Harold Zidler in Red Mill! No tearful monologues or scenes of quiet contemplation to be found here. Instead, this performances consists of moments like spinning around in circles, making “whoosh whoosh” sounds, and prancing around, singing Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin” with a parade of waiters in tow. It is the kind of hilarious, scene-stealing, scenery-chewing performance that never for a moment presents itself as portentous or important, perfectly complimenting the larger-than-life tone of Baz Luhrmann‘s jukebox musical (side note: Luhrmann was nominated for Best Director at the BAFTAs but not the Oscars). While probably perceived at the time as a way to honor Broadbent for his work in both Red Mill! and Iris, they instead awarded him for a performance and film that has endured, even spawning a stage adaptation currently on Broadway, in which Danny burstein won a long-overdue Tony for the same role.

The most fun the Oscars had that year for Best Supporting Actor was nominating Ian McKellan for his performance as Gandalf in The Fellowship of the Ring. Like Broadbent in Iris, he ended up in the Lead Actor category at the BAFTAs, which is outrageous category fraud but certainly makes for a more interesting slate of nominees. This made room for another screen adaptation of a beloved fantasy character, Rubeus Hagrid. Robbie Coltrane’s first outing as the Hogwarts groundskeeper contains so much warmth and a light touch equal to his large frame. His line reading of “You’re a wizard, Harry,” has become an indelible part of pop culture and will be featured in film montages for years to come. For as big a phenomenon the Harry Potter film series was, they never performed well at the Academy Awards, where the first and last films garnered the most nominations each of the series with just three. In fact, no film in the series ever won a single Oscar. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the BAFTAs received seven nominations on its own. Coltrane holds the distinction of being the only cast member of the entire eight-film saga to get a nomination, and only the BAFTAs would stick their neck out for that performance.

Hugh Bonneville, playing the younger version of Jim Broadbent’s character in Iris, is probably the most traditional nomination of the bunch. Although thanks to Downton Abbey and the Paddington films, Bonneville is much more of a known name and face to American audiences, but back in 2001, he had not even been acting on screen for a decade. This is a case of the Brits fighting for their guys. After all, four of the five nominees were from the U.K. The same goes for Colin Firth’s performance in Bridget Jones’s Diary, a hit film, but as an actor, he was a little-known commodity for Americans at that time. This had the added meta perception of him playing a modernized version of Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, a role that skyrocketed him to British stardom thanks to a beloved BBC miniseries. Bridget Jones’s Diary garnered attention for the already famous Renée Zellweger, but the Academy rarely looks at journeymen actors for nominations, especially for comedies, unless there is a sense of career achievement involved or someone being overdue. A comedic performance, in order to receive an Oscar nomination, has to be this titanic, overwhelming feat of hilarity to even be in the conversation, let alone actually end up on the list. A performance like Firth’s, which is comparatively low-key, would never even come to mind for so many voters.

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The lone American in the group of nominees was Eddie Murphy. While the reputation of Shrek today seems to exist solely in ironic memes and confusing, abstract YouTube videos, it’s a bit difficult to remember what a seismic event it was. It won the first-ever Best Animated Feature Oscar and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. The BAFTAs took it even further with a straight-up Best Pciture nomination and breaking the taboo of actually nominating a voiceover performance. Every so often, a vocal performance comes around that receives chatter for awards consideration, like Scarlett Johansson in Her or Jennifer Jason Leigh in Anomalisa, but no major awards body has ever pulled the trigger on them–except for Eddie Murphy as the motomouthed Donkey. At the time, Murphy’s performance was seen as the titanic, overwhelming feat of hilarity mentioned earlier, but because he is in a recording booth, so many do not perceive this work as proper acting, immediately dismissing a voiceover performance as lesser than. Andy Serkis and other motion capture performers can’t even get the benefit of the doubt, and they are on set every day. What chance does someone not even doing that have? And yet, the BAFTAs could not deny the sheer power of what Eddie Murphy was doing and recognized it. They have not gone out on the limb and nominated another voiceover performance again, but this shows it is indeed possible.

Rarely is a group of nominees for a major film awards category look this eclectic. No, they are not the most diverse in terms of representation, but in the diversity of the kinds of performances worth highlighting, almost no other category covers as broad a spectrum. Yes, you have your required stately drama, but from there, you go from comedy to musical to fantasy to animation, showing that the need to be respectable or seem important does not need to govern what gets nominated. Excellent work in film can be found in any genre, on any scale, and from any place, and determining only a certain kind of cinema can be considered great creates a self-perpetuating system that will continue to only award that same kind of movie. Laughter, thrills, and joy can be just as powerful as tears and challenging issues. The Academy Awards and other awards shows should look to the 2001 Best Supporting Actor BAFTA nominees and think about finding excellence in film in places they did not expect, because there is plenty of it.

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Though Connery has largely been hailed as one of the better actors to don the mantle of James Bond throughout Eon’s franchise, his films have certainly seen new criticism in recent years. No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga recently pointed out the Thunderball scene in which Connery’s Bond forces himself on a woman as a key flaw of his tenure and the latest Honest Trailers episode expands on that to show his other methods of coercion and pressuring to get with a woman. As pointed out in the video, Connery’s tenure also established many of the tropes that would hamper future Bond actors’ films, including the over reliance on Spectre’s involvement in his globe-trotting adventures, a point some have taken umbrage with in Craig’s tenure.

Despite the many flaws, fans will nonetheless always look back fondly on Connery’s James Bond movies for helping launch the franchise overall and offering plenty of escapist thrills over the years. Aside from the issues raised in the video, the latest Honest Trailers episode should also create a further interesting conversation regarding the ranking of the best Bond actors with the Screen Junkies team having put George Lazenby as their favorite, a heated point of discussion amongst the fan base. Audiences can catch up with the latest installment in the franchise with No Time to Die now in theaters.

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Screen Junkies’ latest episode of its Honest Trailers series takes aim at every Sean Connery James Bond movie and their repetitive nature. Ian Fleming’s beloved MI6 spy would lead his own franchise with Eon Productions funding the way beginning with 1962’s Dr. No with Connery starring as Bond. Though having garnered a mixed critical reception upon its release, the film was a major commercial success and would later become one of the best reviewed installments in the James Bond series.

Connery would return as Bond for five more films beginning with From Russia With Love, which saw a much higher critical and commercial response and is largely considered the best of his tenure. Following 1967’s You Only Live Twice, Connery would elect to depart from the role, having become tired with the role and feared becoming typecast. Briefly replaced by George Lazenby for the polarizing On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Connery would briefly return for Diamonds Are Forever and the non-Eon-produced Never Say Never Again, which came out during Roger Moore’s tenure in the role.


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On the heels of Daniel Craig’s tenure coming to a close, Screen Junkies have returned with a new episode of Honest Trailers focused on the Connery era of James Bond films. The video points out the numerous flaws and elements that no longer hold up from the early franchise films, including Bond’s rampant alcoholism and aggressive sexual tendencies, repetitive villain motivations and poor filmmaking. Check out the funny video below:

Click here to watch the video

Though Connery has largely been hailed as one of the better actors to don the mantle of James Bond throughout Eon’s franchise, his films have certainly seen new criticism in recent years. No Time to Die director Cary Joji Fukunaga recently pointed out the Thunderball scene in which Connery’s Bond forces himself on a woman as a key flaw of his tenure and the latest Honest Trailers episode expands on that to show his other methods of coercion and pressuring to get with a woman. As pointed out in the video, Connery’s tenure also established many of the tropes that would hamper future Bond actors’ films, including the over reliance on Spectre’s involvement in his globe-trotting adventures, a point some have taken umbrage with in Craig’s tenure.

Despite the many flaws, fans will nonetheless always look back fondly on Connery’s James Bond movies for helping launch the franchise overall and offering plenty of escapist thrills over the years. Aside from the issues raised in the video, the latest Honest Trailers episode should also create a further interesting conversation regarding the ranking of the best Bond actors with the Screen Junkies team having put George Lazenby as their favorite, a heated point of discussion amongst the fan base. Audiences can catch up with the latest installment in the franchise with No Time to Die now in theaters.

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While promoting Invasion, his upcoming Apple TV+ series with executive producer Simon Kinberg, series creator David Weil confirmed to EW that filming has already begun on the provocative Amazon Prime Video drama, and that he’s setting up a story that befits “perhaps the most villainous character in history.”

“I’m gonna get in trouble for saying this, but we’ve completed our U.S. leg of filming and we will be shooting in Europe in the coming days,” Weil tells EW. “So, we’re very much in production and I hope that we’ll be speaking at some point next year about the release of Hunters season 2.”

In terms of that “villainous character” Weil is talking about, it’s none other than the one revealed in the Hunters season 1 finale.

Joe (Louis Ozawa), a member of the Nazi-slaying Hunters squad operating out of New York in the late 1970s, was kidnapped by the Colonel (Lena Olin) and taken to her secret estate… where it’s revealed that she is none other than Eva Braun and her husband, Adolf Hitler, has been alive and well all this time. Viewers were left with a shot of Hitler’s back as he walks up to their outdoor dining table.

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Amazon Studios Adolf Hitler revealed in the ‘Hunters’ season 1 finale.

“I want to follow through on the promise that I made to audiences at the end of season 1,” Weil says, looking ahead to season 2. “I think the introduction of perhaps the most villainous character in history deserves a fitting season that pursues that character. My hope for season 2 is that there’s a great deal of thrill and terror, emotion, heart, catharsis, peril, and to deliver a season that is even bigger, that really builds on season 1 and pays off for our audience in a big way.”

Weil admits he’s trying to be “a little evasive” to keep certain things close to the vest, but he adds, “Season 2 is like nothing you’ve seen before.”

The Hateful Eight Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh ranks among the newcomers to the Hunters cast in season 2, which stars Logan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton. Leigh plays a top-ranking Nazi hunter named Chava, and “she’s so brilliant,” Weil teases.

“Jennifer is an act, wildly brilliant, insightful, soulful,” the showrunner says. “She is a chameleon through and through, and I think audiences will be on their toes and on the edge of their seats watching her. But more so, she is just such a kind and thoughtful and generous person. Adding her to our Hunters family has been so special for me, for the cast, and for the production as a whole.”

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Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios Al Pacino as Meyer Offerman and Logan Lerman as Jonah in ‘Hunters’ season 1

The jury’s still out as to whether Al Pacino will return in season 2 in some capacity. The actor portrayed who we thought to be Meyer Offerman, a Holocaust survivor and leader of the Hunters, but he revealed himself to be Wilhelm Zuchs, a former Nazi doctor who assumed the real Meyer’s identity and founded the Hunters. Lerman’s Jonah, the man’s mentee, kills him in season 1 upon learning of this betrayal of trust.

When asked if Pacino would make a comeback, Weil, understandably, pulls a “no comment.”

Hunters was evidence of Weil’s boldness as a creator, for better or worse. It was a show that was not only fearless in showing someone punch a Nazi in the face (and then some), but depict the evil within humanity. One episode that ruffled feathers featured the imagery of a human chessboard with victims of the concentration camps used as chess pieces. The Auschwitz Memorial Museum criticized this moment for its potential to welcome “future [Holocaust] deniers” by inventing a fake game.

The experience making season 1 gave Weil, who’s Jewish and drew on stories he heard from his grandmother as a child to shape his story, lessons to take with him into season 2.

“Intention is tantamount. Everything I do, every word I write, every character move and turn, there’s an intention behind it,” he says. “I think what I learned from season 1 of Hunters was to really follow my vision, my instincts and impulses, even if it stretches people’s imagination or expectations. But really I think the people in storytelling is tantamount, and also to engage with an audience. It’s been thrilling and informative and wonderful to hear the response of Hunters season 1, and, certainly, I think engaging with an audience, listening to an audience is vital. There will be some things in season 2 that were done because of the great and informative and wonderful response to Hunters season 1. I just loved that relationship with an audience and I want to continue to push boundaries and to be bold in storytelling.”

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Warning: Spoilers from the Hunters season 1 finale are mentioned in this article.

Hunters season 2 is well underway.

While promoting Invasion, his upcoming Apple TV+ series with executive producer Simon Kinberg, series creator David Weil confirmed to EW that filming has already begun on the provocative Amazon Prime Video drama, and that he’s setting up a story that befits “perhaps the most villainous character in history.”

“I’m gonna get in trouble for saying this, but we’ve completed our U.S. leg of filming and we will be shooting in Europe in the coming days,” Weil tells EW. “So, we’re very much in production and I hope that we’ll be speaking at some point next year about the release of Hunters season 2.”

In terms of that “villainous character” Weil is talking about, it’s none other than the one revealed in the Hunters season 1 finale.

Joe (Louis Ozawa), a member of the Nazi-slaying Hunters squad operating out of New York in the late 1970s, was kidnapped by the Colonel (Lena Olin) and taken to her secret estate… where it’s revealed that she is none other than Eva Braun and her husband, Adolf Hitler, has been alive and well all this time. Viewers were left with a shot of Hitler’s back as he walks up to their outdoor dining table.

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Amazon Studios Adolf Hitler revealed in the ‘Hunters’ season 1 finale.

“I want to follow through on the promise that I made to audiences at the end of season 1,” Weil says, looking ahead to season 2. “I think the introduction of perhaps the most villainous character in history deserves a fitting season that pursues that character. My hope for season 2 is that there’s a great deal of thrill and terror, emotion, heart, catharsis, peril, and to deliver a season that is even bigger, that really builds on season 1 and pays off for our audience in a big way.”

Weil admits he’s trying to be “a little evasive” to keep certain things close to the vest, but he adds, “Season 2 is like nothing you’ve seen before.”

The Hateful Eight Oscar nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh ranks among the newcomers to the Hunters cast in season 2, which stars Logan Lerman and Jerrika Hinton. Leigh plays a top-ranking Nazi hunter named Chava, and “she’s so brilliant,” Weil teases.

“Jennifer is an act, wildly brilliant, insightful, soulful,” the showrunner says. “She is a chameleon through and through, and I think audiences will be on their toes and on the edge of their seats watching her. But more so, she is just such a kind and thoughtful and generous person. Adding her to our Hunters family has been so special for me, for the cast, and for the production as a whole.”

Hunters

Hunters

Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios Al Pacino as Meyer Offerman and Logan Lerman as Jonah in ‘Hunters’ season 1

The jury’s still out as to whether Al Pacino will return in season 2 in some capacity. The actor portrayed who we thought to be Meyer Offerman, a Holocaust survivor and leader of the Hunters, but he revealed himself to be Wilhelm Zuchs, a former Nazi doctor who assumed the real Meyer’s identity and founded the Hunters. Lerman’s Jonah, the man’s mentee, kills him in season 1 upon learning of this betrayal of trust.

When asked if Pacino would make a comeback, Weil, understandably, pulls a “no comment.”

Hunters was evidence of Weil’s boldness as a creator, for better or worse. It was a show that was not only fearless in showing someone punch a Nazi in the face (and then some), but depict the evil within humanity. One episode that ruffled feathers featured the imagery of a human chessboard with victims of the concentration camps used as chess pieces. The Auschwitz Memorial Museum criticized this moment for its potential to welcome “future [Holocaust] deniers” by inventing a fake game.

The experience making season 1 gave Weil, who’s Jewish and drew on stories he heard from his grandmother as a child to shape his story, lessons to take with him into season 2.

“Intention is tantamount. Everything I do, every word I write, every character move and turn, there’s an intention behind it,” he says. “I think what I learned from season 1 of Hunters was to really follow my vision, my instincts and impulses, even if it stretches people’s imagination or expectations. But really I think the people in storytelling is tantamount, and also to engage with an audience. It’s been thrilling and informative and wonderful to hear the response of Hunters season 1, and, certainly, I think engaging with an audience, listening to an audience is vital. There will be some things in season 2 that were done because of the great and informative and wonderful response to Hunters season 1. I just loved that relationship with an audience and I want to continue to push boundaries and to be bold in storytelling.”

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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1634761868) } [8]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(64) "Spectrum editor’s list of Halloween films to watch – Oct. 20" ["link"]=> string(76) "https://bofads.com/spectrum-editors-list-of-halloween-films-to-watch-oct-20/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Paul" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:26:13 +0000" ["category"]=> string(52) "Scream AwayEditorsFilmsHalloweenlistOctspectrumWatch" ["guid"]=> string(76) "https://bofads.com/spectrum-editors-list-of-halloween-films-to-watch-oct-20/" ["description"]=> string(652) "“Scream” (1996) In this classically terrifying Halloween film, a teenage girl and her friends start receiving strange phone calls from a local serial killer, known as Ghostface, who continuously asks them what their favorite scary movie is. Through satirizing classic Halloween movies, this film combines all the stereotypical motifs to add comedy to fear. Available ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3878) "

“Scream” (1996)

In this classically terrifying Halloween film, a teenage girl and her friends start receiving strange phone calls from a local serial killer, known as Ghostface, who continuously asks them what their favorite scary movie is. Through satirizing classic Halloween movies, this film combines all the stereotypical motifs to add comedy to fear.

Available on Amazon Prime Video | 79% Rotten Tomatoes

“Halloweentown” (1998)

Marnie always knew she was different from other kids. When her grandmother comes to visit on Halloween, Marnie and her siblings, Dylan and Sophie, find out she’s a witch. The kids then secretly follow her back to her hometown of Halloweentown. The kids must then work together to save the town and their family from a dark force that threatens to destroy Halloweentown.

Available on Disney+ | 80% Rotten Tomatoes

“Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder and directed by Tim Burton, this film tells the story of Edward, an artificial human with scissors for hands who lives isolated from the world. When a human woman finds him and invites him to live normally with her family, Edward and her daughter Kim fall in love against all odds.

Available on Hulu | 90% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Haunted Mansion” (2003)

When workaholic realtor Jim Evers, played by Eddie Murphy, and his family are invited to see a house they could potentially sell, Evers refuses to pass it up, much to the chagrin of his wife who argues his work is having a negative impact on their family. When they visit, however, they soon discover the house is haunted and that the owner has unfinished business with them.

Available on Disney+ | 14% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

A staple to watch every Halloween season, this film follows Jack Skellington, the beloved “pumpkin king” of his home, Halloween Town, who feels bored of the same annual routine. When he accidentally discovers Christmas, he decides that Halloween Town will take over the Christmas holiday, leading to disastrous consequences.

Available on Disney+ | 95% Rotten Tomatoes

“Carrie” (1976)

In this film adapted from Stephen King’s novel, Carrie White is a shy, lonely high schooler whose mother is a religious zealot who rarely lets Carrie out of the house. When her fellow classmates who constantly bully her decide to play a cruel prank on her at prom, Carrie decides to finally get revenge on everyone who’s ever wronged her.

Available on Amazon Prime Video | 93% Rotten Tomatoes

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“Scream” (1996)

In this classically terrifying Halloween film, a teenage girl and her friends start receiving strange phone calls from a local serial killer, known as Ghostface, who continuously asks them what their favorite scary movie is. Through satirizing classic Halloween movies, this film combines all the stereotypical motifs to add comedy to fear.

Available on Amazon Prime Video | 79% Rotten Tomatoes

“Halloweentown” (1998)

Marnie always knew she was different from other kids. When her grandmother comes to visit on Halloween, Marnie and her siblings, Dylan and Sophie, find out she’s a witch. The kids then secretly follow her back to her hometown of Halloweentown. The kids must then work together to save the town and their family from a dark force that threatens to destroy Halloweentown.

Available on Disney+ | 80% Rotten Tomatoes

“Edward Scissorhands” (1990)

Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder and directed by Tim Burton, this film tells the story of Edward, an artificial human with scissors for hands who lives isolated from the world. When a human woman finds him and invites him to live normally with her family, Edward and her daughter Kim fall in love against all odds.

Available on Hulu | 90% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Haunted Mansion” (2003)

When workaholic realtor Jim Evers, played by Eddie Murphy, and his family are invited to see a house they could potentially sell, Evers refuses to pass it up, much to the chagrin of his wife who argues his work is having a negative impact on their family. When they visit, however, they soon discover the house is haunted and that the owner has unfinished business with them.

Available on Disney+ | 14% Rotten Tomatoes

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993)

A staple to watch every Halloween season, this film follows Jack Skellington, the beloved “pumpkin king” of his home, Halloween Town, who feels bored of the same annual routine. When he accidentally discovers Christmas, he decides that Halloween Town will take over the Christmas holiday, leading to disastrous consequences.

Available on Disney+ | 95% Rotten Tomatoes

“Carrie” (1976)

In this film adapted from Stephen King’s novel, Carrie White is a shy, lonely high schooler whose mother is a religious zealot who rarely lets Carrie out of the house. When her fellow classmates who constantly bully her decide to play a cruel prank on her at prom, Carrie decides to finally get revenge on everyone who’s ever wronged her.

Available on Amazon Prime Video | 93% Rotten Tomatoes

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1634761573) } [9]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(46) "Ranking Every Major Action Sequence In Endgame" ["link"]=> string(66) "https://bofads.com/ranking-every-major-action-sequence-in-endgame/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Paul" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:24:03 +0000" ["category"]=> string(43) "Movie NewsactionEndgamemajorRankingSequence" ["guid"]=> string(66) "https://bofads.com/ranking-every-major-action-sequence-in-endgame/" ["description"]=> string(581) "Following the staggering twist ending of Avengers: Infinity War, its immediate sequel Avengers: Endgame became one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of all time. Not only was Endgame the follow-up to Infinity War’s bombshell ending; it was the culmination of the entire MCU up to that point. Considering fans spent a year waiting for ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(19560) "

Following the staggering twist ending of Avengers: Infinity War, its immediate sequel Avengers: Endgame became one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of all time. Not only was Endgame the follow-up to Infinity War’s bombshell ending; it was the culmination of the entire MCU up to that point. Considering fans spent a year waiting for the Avengers’ last stand against Thanos, Endgame began on an unexpectedly somber note.

RELATED: The 10 Most Important Movies In The MCU

After a surprising five-year time jump, Endgame plays more like a cerebral drama about collective PTSD than a comic book action movie. But despite this subversively action-free opening act, Endgame still provided all the superhero action that Marvel fans were expecting.


6 Hawkeye Versus Black Widow

During Endgame’s “Time Heist” sequence, Black Widow has one of the most disappointing death scenes in the entire MCU. She fights Hawkeye for the privilege of making the ultimate sacrifice to gain the Soul Stone from Red Skull on Vormir, even though it makes much more sense for Hawkeye to make that sacrifice. He’s the one who needs to be redeemed the most and the one who stands to gain the most if the Time Heist is a success (and stands to lose the most if it’s a failure). Dramatically, it makes more sense for Clint to be the one who died. But Marvel was planning a prequel for Nat and a Disney+ series for Hawkeye, so Nat’s the one who died.

Plus, Clint and Nat fighting over who should fall from the cliff drastically alters the deal Thanos made in Infinity War: it had to be the intentional sacrifice of another person. Clint and Nat both throw themselves over the cliff multiple times. The characters are smarter than this; if both of them fell from the cliff, nobody would be around to collect the Soul Stone and the Time Heist wouldn’t work. A character with a decade-long legacy like the MCU’s Natasha Romanoff needed a much more glorious and coherently edited death scene, like Tony Stark’s at the end of the movie.

5 Ant-Man Steals The Tesseract

Cap, Ant-Man, Tony, and the Hulk arrive in New York in Avengers Endgame

The time-travel plot in Endgame has the same conflict as Back to the Future Part II. While Tony Stark is retrieving the MacGuffin (one of the six MacGuffins, anyway), he has the added obstacle of hiding from his past self. He and Scott Lang infiltrate Avengers Tower in a bid to steal the Tesseract.

RELATED: Why The MCU Shouldn’t Bring Back Robert Downey Jr. (& 5 Ways It Could Work)

The heist goes off without a hitch, and then a major spanner is thrown in the works when the Hulk bursts out of the stairwell, knocking the Tesseract out of Tony’s hands and into Loki’s hands, kickstarting the trickster god’s Disney+ series. An interesting scenario for the second season of What If…? could be “What If… the Hulk Could Fit on the Elevator?”

4 The Battle Of Earth

The final battle in Avengers Endgame

After Cap, Thor, and Iron Man fail to defeat Thanos alone, the Masters of the Mystic Arts bring them hundreds of fellow heroes as backup via a series of portals. This large-scale battle sequence, dubbed “The Battle of Earth,” is the action-packed culmination of the entire Infinity Saga. Every fan-favorite hero gets their own triumphant moment: T’Challa is the first out of the portals; Valkyrie rides a winged horse; Captain Marvel crashes through Thanos’ fleet in one fell swoop.

If anything, this sequence is too big for its own good. It has every single Marvel hero fighting side-by-side for the fate of the universe – naturally, there’s too much going on. But despite the messiness of the battle’s middle act, Tony’s final “I am Iron Man” sacrifice still makes for a hugely satisfying, emotionally charged finale.

3 The Avengers Kill Thanos

Thanos Talking To Nebula In Avengers Endgame

Audiences waited a year to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes triumph over the Mad Titan after his shocking victory in Infinity War, but it didn’t land the way they expected. The opening scene of Endgame, in which Steve Rogers galvanizes the Avengers to seek out Thanos and kill him, is subversively anticlimactic.

They fly out to Thanos’ hideout and Captain Marvel holds him down while the others cut the Infinity Gauntlet off his arm. Thor “goes for the head,” but it doesn’t make a difference. The damage is done. They still have to live in the harrowing aftermath of their greatest failure. The God of Thunder isn’t happy or satisfied – he’s anything but, looking crushed and dejected as he wanders off and the shot goes out of focus.

2 Steve Rogers Fights His Younger Self

Captain America fights the 2012 version of himself in Avengers: Endgame

When the Avengers decided to travel back in time to extract the Infinity Stones from the locations of their former selves, it was inevitable that somebody would have to fight their younger self. Captain America was the perfect choice for this fight. There’s even a fun nod to his familiar catchphrase: “I could do this all day.” “Yeah, I know.”

RELATED: Avengers: Endgame – The 10 Funniest Scenes

Throughout this fight scene, the younger version of Cap exemplifies his more proficient combat style and the older version uses his wits to win. At the end of the fight, when the younger Cap is about to win, the older Cap uses his knowledge of the future to mess with his mind: “Bucky… is… alive!”

1 Cap, Thor, And Iron Man Take On Thanos

Before the rest of the Avengers show up, Cap, Thor, and Iron Man face Thanos alone in the wreckage of their headquarters. Thor bluntly says, “Let’s kill him properly this time.” This fight is much tenser and more focused than the huge battle where they’re joined by Thanos’ armies and hundreds of heroes from across the universe.

Steve Rogers lifting Thor’s hammer might be pure fan service, but fan service is easily forgiven when it’s this wildly satisfying. Even with the central three Avengers operating at full capacity, Thanos effortlessly wins the fight.

NEXT: Ranking Every Major Action Sequence In Avengers: Infinity War

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Following the staggering twist ending of Avengers: Infinity War, its immediate sequel Avengers: Endgame became one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of all time. Not only was Endgame the follow-up to Infinity War’s bombshell ending; it was the culmination of the entire MCU up to that point. Considering fans spent a year waiting for the Avengers’ last stand against Thanos, Endgame began on an unexpectedly somber note.

RELATED: The 10 Most Important Movies In The MCU

After a surprising five-year time jump, Endgame plays more like a cerebral drama about collective PTSD than a comic book action movie. But despite this subversively action-free opening act, Endgame still provided all the superhero action that Marvel fans were expecting.


6 Hawkeye Versus Black Widow

During Endgame’s “Time Heist” sequence, Black Widow has one of the most disappointing death scenes in the entire MCU. She fights Hawkeye for the privilege of making the ultimate sacrifice to gain the Soul Stone from Red Skull on Vormir, even though it makes much more sense for Hawkeye to make that sacrifice. He’s the one who needs to be redeemed the most and the one who stands to gain the most if the Time Heist is a success (and stands to lose the most if it’s a failure). Dramatically, it makes more sense for Clint to be the one who died. But Marvel was planning a prequel for Nat and a Disney+ series for Hawkeye, so Nat’s the one who died.

Plus, Clint and Nat fighting over who should fall from the cliff drastically alters the deal Thanos made in Infinity War: it had to be the intentional sacrifice of another person. Clint and Nat both throw themselves over the cliff multiple times. The characters are smarter than this; if both of them fell from the cliff, nobody would be around to collect the Soul Stone and the Time Heist wouldn’t work. A character with a decade-long legacy like the MCU’s Natasha Romanoff needed a much more glorious and coherently edited death scene, like Tony Stark’s at the end of the movie.

5 Ant-Man Steals The Tesseract

Cap, Ant-Man, Tony, and the Hulk arrive in New York in Avengers Endgame

The time-travel plot in Endgame has the same conflict as Back to the Future Part II. While Tony Stark is retrieving the MacGuffin (one of the six MacGuffins, anyway), he has the added obstacle of hiding from his past self. He and Scott Lang infiltrate Avengers Tower in a bid to steal the Tesseract.

RELATED: Why The MCU Shouldn’t Bring Back Robert Downey Jr. (& 5 Ways It Could Work)

The heist goes off without a hitch, and then a major spanner is thrown in the works when the Hulk bursts out of the stairwell, knocking the Tesseract out of Tony’s hands and into Loki’s hands, kickstarting the trickster god’s Disney+ series. An interesting scenario for the second season of What If…? could be “What If… the Hulk Could Fit on the Elevator?”

4 The Battle Of Earth

The final battle in Avengers Endgame

After Cap, Thor, and Iron Man fail to defeat Thanos alone, the Masters of the Mystic Arts bring them hundreds of fellow heroes as backup via a series of portals. This large-scale battle sequence, dubbed “The Battle of Earth,” is the action-packed culmination of the entire Infinity Saga. Every fan-favorite hero gets their own triumphant moment: T’Challa is the first out of the portals; Valkyrie rides a winged horse; Captain Marvel crashes through Thanos’ fleet in one fell swoop.

If anything, this sequence is too big for its own good. It has every single Marvel hero fighting side-by-side for the fate of the universe – naturally, there’s too much going on. But despite the messiness of the battle’s middle act, Tony’s final “I am Iron Man” sacrifice still makes for a hugely satisfying, emotionally charged finale.

3 The Avengers Kill Thanos

Thanos Talking To Nebula In Avengers Endgame

Audiences waited a year to see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes triumph over the Mad Titan after his shocking victory in Infinity War, but it didn’t land the way they expected. The opening scene of Endgame, in which Steve Rogers galvanizes the Avengers to seek out Thanos and kill him, is subversively anticlimactic.

They fly out to Thanos’ hideout and Captain Marvel holds him down while the others cut the Infinity Gauntlet off his arm. Thor “goes for the head,” but it doesn’t make a difference. The damage is done. They still have to live in the harrowing aftermath of their greatest failure. The God of Thunder isn’t happy or satisfied – he’s anything but, looking crushed and dejected as he wanders off and the shot goes out of focus.

2 Steve Rogers Fights His Younger Self

Captain America fights the 2012 version of himself in Avengers: Endgame

When the Avengers decided to travel back in time to extract the Infinity Stones from the locations of their former selves, it was inevitable that somebody would have to fight their younger self. Captain America was the perfect choice for this fight. There’s even a fun nod to his familiar catchphrase: “I could do this all day.” “Yeah, I know.”

RELATED: Avengers: Endgame – The 10 Funniest Scenes

Throughout this fight scene, the younger version of Cap exemplifies his more proficient combat style and the older version uses his wits to win. At the end of the fight, when the younger Cap is about to win, the older Cap uses his knowledge of the future to mess with his mind: “Bucky… is… alive!”

1 Cap, Thor, And Iron Man Take On Thanos

Before the rest of the Avengers show up, Cap, Thor, and Iron Man face Thanos alone in the wreckage of their headquarters. Thor bluntly says, “Let’s kill him properly this time.” This fight is much tenser and more focused than the huge battle where they’re joined by Thanos’ armies and hundreds of heroes from across the universe.

Steve Rogers lifting Thor’s hammer might be pure fan service, but fan service is easily forgiven when it’s this wildly satisfying. Even with the central three Avengers operating at full capacity, Thanos effortlessly wins the fight.

NEXT: Ranking Every Major Action Sequence In Avengers: Infinity War

Split image showing Wonder Woman's Golden Armor and Batman's Knightmare suit in the DCEU


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About The Author

Many Thanks To The following Website For This Valuable Content.
Ranking Every Major Action Sequence In Endgame

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