Don’t expect Jason Momoa to participate in future anniversary celebrations of his role in Conan The Barbarian . Speaking to British GQ for a profile piece, Momoa slammed the 2011 film, which he starred in as the sword-swinging character of legend in a remake of the film that featured Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1982. “I’ve been a part of a lot of things that really sucked, and movies where it’s out of your hands,” Momoa told British GQ . “ Conan was one of them. It’s one of the best experiences I had, and it [was] taken over and turned into a big pile of s***.” The film did have a somewhat rocky beginning. The film was stalled at Warner Bros. before Lionsgate bought the rights. Brett Ratner was prematurely announced as director before German filmmaker Marcus Nispel was enlisted in June 2009. Momoa was cast in Jan. 2010. The film had a $90 million budget was and released in 3D. It was savaged by critics and sunk like a rock, getting a 25% approval rating on … [Read more...] about Jason Momoa Slams His ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Film As “A Big Pile”
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FINAL UPDATE, 4 PM: Oscarcast producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan have opened the envelope on the final batch of presenters for the 94th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Josh Brolin , Jacob Elordi , Jake Gyllenhaal , Jason Momoa , Jill Scott , J.K. Simmons , Serena Williams , Venus Williams and Rachel Zegler round out the group set for Hollywood’s Biggest Night. West Side Story star Zegler said on social media over the weekend that she did not receive an invite to the Oscars , but that changed two days later when her production schedule in London on the Disney movie Snow White loosened up. Pre-Oscars Analysis: ‘CODA’s Winning Weekend Turns Best Picture Into A Horse Race, But How Reliable Are The Guilds To A Global Academy? Here is the full alphabetical list of presenters set for the Oscars, which will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET and in 200-plus territories around the world: Halle Bailey Ruth E. … [Read more...] about Oscar Presenters: Rachel Zegler, Jason Momoa, Williams Sisters & Others Set – Here’s The Full List
Another day, another DC drama. Warner Bros. Discovery has killed its $78 million Batgirl movie six months after it wrapped production. Adding insult to injury, the film’s cast members didn’t receive a heads up and were “blindsided,” sources say. The DC Extended Universe film that stars In the Heights ’ Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, was poised to stream on HBO Max or receive a theatrical release. In a shocking turn of events, it will get neither and is being shelved altogether. But why the abrupt move? Sources say the film began testing with audiences on July 14, and while Grace’s performance was embraced, the overall feedback was harsh. One source familiar with audience testing for the film likened it to “a bad episode of TV,” while another said “it’s definitely not theatrical.” The new regime at WBD, headed up by David Zaslav, has handed down a mandate that DC films should be released theatrically or not at all. With Batgirl , … [Read more...] about ‘Batgirl’ Blindside: Why Warner Bros. Decided to Pull the Plug
After months of run-ins with the law and a spiraling PR crisis for Warner Bros , Flash star Ezra Miller has decided to seek treatment to counter a self-described “time of intense crisis.” A week after the non-binary identifying Miller was slapped with a burglary charge by Vermont law enforcement, the Justice League alum said today in a statement that “having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.” “I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior,” they added. “I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.” The abrupt move Monday follows at least two months of efforts by Miller’s long time CAA agent, Warner Bros, and other close knit colleagues, friends, and family to encourage them to pursue help. Perhaps tipping the scales, on August 7, Miller received … [Read more...] about ‘Flash’ Star Ezra Miller Agrees To Mental Health Treatment As Burglary Court Date Looms
EXCLUSIVE : Brad Peyton ( Rampage ) and Toni Calderon ( The Gentleman Driver ) have partnered on a new docuseries focused on the high-energy, high-intensity world of amateur sportscar drivers. The as-yet-untitled project will spotlight the arena of IMSA pro-am racing, following the lives of the everyday men and women who look to compete against the best professional race car drivers in the world, including Katherine Legge and Filipe Albuquerque. The project will have unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the amateur drivers, and to how racing against professionals can risk their relationships, their businesses, and more importantly, their lives. In addition to executive producers Peyton and Calderon, the producing team includes former Netflix executive Justin Price; Mike Zhu, who formerly served as Head of Strategy and Planning for wiip; Hardpoint Motorsports’ President & CEO, Rob Ferriol; The Gentleman Driver producer Beaux Jackson; and the … [Read more...] about ‘Rampage’ Director Brad Peyton Teams With Toni Calderon For Pro-Am Racing Docuseries
The jury finished hearing closing arguments Tuesday morning in the trial of three white men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery , an unarmed Black man, on a residential street in Brunswick, Georgia . The February 2020 killing occurred while Arbery was running through the neighborhood of Satilla Shores; a father and son believed he looked like someone responsible for nearby break-ins, armed themselves, and pursued him in a pickup truck, with a neighbor joining the pursuit in a second pickup truck. Arbery was shot multiple times at close range. The case went without arrests for more than two months and would later spark protests for racial justice, as many described the shooting as a prominent instance of racial violence. Video of the fatal encounter appeared to show Arbery running between two pickup trucks and looping around the front truck before tussling with a man with a shotgun and then falling, bleeding, to the ground. The verdict in the already highly-profile case … [Read more...] about Prosecution Begs Jurors to ‘Use Common Sense’ in Closing Arguments for Three Men Charged With Murdering Ahmaud Arbery
There’s a moment in the pilot of Yellowjackets — Showtime’s Nineties-nostalgia-evoking, deeply disturbing cult-hit about a group of high school soccer players who survive a plane crash in the Ontario wilderness — when one of the survivors, Shauna (played by Melanie Lynskey), meets another, Taissa (Tawny Cypress) at a diner. A housewife so profoundly bored by her day-to-day routine that she masturbates to her daughter’s boyfriend’s photo, Shauna has just been approached by a reporter asking to tell her story about her time in the wilderness, which we already know from ominously lit flashbacks of a terrified girl being hunted and then possibly roasted over an open fire was not particularly positive. “We agreed: Say no more than we have to, stay out of the public eye,” Shauna reminds Tai forebodingly. “If someone’s digging, we are all fucked. Take care of it.” A waitress arrives to refill her coffee. On a dime, Shauna reverts to a sunny, mild-mannered suburbanite, flashing … [Read more...] about Melanie Lynskey Is Mad as Hell and Not Going to Take It Anymore. Maybe.