The finale of Avengers: Endgame is one of the most crowd-pleasingly thrilling sequences in modern blockbuster movie history, so it is surprising to learn it could have been even more action-packed. The film's editor, Jeff Ford, has recently revealed details of a deleted scene that pit Black Panther against Thanos' telekinetic henchman, Ebony Maw. "We didn't really shuffle it around a lot. I remember we did have a much more elaborate sequence with [Thanos's henchman, Ebony] Maw. His battle with Black Panther was longer. I remember we took it down because when they come through the portals, they kind of introduce all these characters into the story that haven't been in the movie yet...Panther and Maw felt like, that's not the story that we're tracking, so maybe we reduce that stuff." The reasoning for cutting the sequence and shuffling it around is pretty solid, considering the sheer amount of characters, punch-ups and laser blasting that ricocheted across the screen. Ford continued to … [Read more...] about Black Panther Fight Was Cut from Avengers: Endgame Ending
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On Wednesday, exactly one month after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, students across the nation took part in National Walkout Day in protest of gun violence – capping off a busy first month of the student-led #NeverAgain movement. More than 185,000 students from more than 2,500 schools across the country were expected to participate, with students walking out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes, one minute for each of the 17 people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. In some cities, like New York, the demonstrations expanded beyond school property, spilling out onto the streets and into parks. In Washington, D.C., students carrying signs gathered en masse outside the White House and on Capitol Hill. Sites of previous school shootings, including Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, also took part. Internationally, students from Israel to Tanzania also walked out of … [Read more...] about National School Walkout: What Have Adults Done Since Parkland?
An iconic scene fromA Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors has been remade by original cinematographer Roy H. Wagner. The classic chase scene was recreated using only an iPhone 11 Pro model. Moai Films, VideoVillage Pro, and Global Village all collaborated to make the event come to life and Wagner seemed to enjoy revisiting 1987, though he noted that it was much more difficult to recreate a scene as opposed to making something brand-new with the phone. The two-and-a-half-minute scene from the long-standing A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise features another actress taking on the role of Patricia Arquette's Kristen Parker as she attempts to save the little girl on the bike from Freddy Krueger, only to see the girl turn into a skeleton in her arms. After the new scene is over, the video does a comparison with the real scene and Roy H. Wagner did a really good job using only an iPhone to capture the horror of the original. The scenes do not sync up exactly, but they are pretty … [Read more...] about Freddy Krueger Returns in Dream Warriors Scene Re-Shot on an iPhone by Original DP
Recent chatter suggests AMC may move forward on a Walking Dead spin-off that is a full-on comedy. Though without losing any of the dread or scares that come with the zombies. I'd have to imagine that Zombieland Double Tap is what it would eventually look like. Consider, Amazon already tried turning the original Zombieland movie into a sitcom. It didn't pan out. But these characters are certainly welcome on the big screen every decade or so. It's fun to be back in the good graces of Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock for a second go around. And watching their antics in 4DX makes the ride that much sweeter. A first, for me at least, is that there is snow. The movie opens with an icy white landscape, as Jesse Eisenberg's Columbus talks about his makeshift family's winter escapades in the apocalypse. During which, snow actually fell from the theater ceiling. A white drift that gently glided in front of the screen, setting up a truly immersive experience that is slightly more … [Read more...] about Zombieland: Double Tap 4DX Review: Big Fun on the Great Zombie Coaster
After announcing his involvement in the Toms apparel company’s campaign to support universal background checks in the firearm industry last week, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard went one step further on Monday, calling out 34 fellow country artists to add their voice of support to Toms’ “End Gun Violence Together” campaign. In an interview with Rolling Stone Country, Hubbard expanded on his decision to speak out on the issues of gun violence and gun control, and explained the reasoning behind his call to encourage a wide range of country artists — including Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan and even fellow FGL bandmate Brian Kelley — to join him in the campaign. “We’ve been given a platform and a voice for a reason, and it’s really time to start using that voice for more than just talking about our music and ourselves,” Hubbard says. “Whether it’s at a country bar or a … [Read more...] about Why Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard Is Calling for Firearm Background Checks