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Venom achieves ‘symbiosis’ with the box-office! Scores biggest October opening of $80MN

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Venom achieves ‘symbiosis’ with the box-office! Scores biggest October opening of $80MN

Tom Hardy’s solo superhero Marvel flick, Venom, might not have achieved the ‘symbiosis’ with the majority of critics, but with the audiences, it has, and as a result, shattered the October box-office with a record domestic opening. Venom has scored the best October opening weekend figures of $80 million! This record was previously held by 2013 sci-fi film, Gravity ($55 million in opening week).

And that’s not all. The Sony/Marvel action blockbuster also grossed a worldwide collection of $205 million. The bonding of Eddie Brock and Venom seems to sway the audiences at the moment.

Along with Venom, there was also another big rival movie from Warner Bros studio, A Star Is Born, which also opened on a positive note. The musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and singer Lady Gaga in the lead roles grossed around $42 million from Friday to Sunday.

Both the movies are expected to perform well in the coming weeks since there is no big competition, till October 19 when the big horror flick, Halloween arrives. The upcoming film is a direct sequel to 1978 original Halloween.

But talking about Venom, then this movie has shocked nearly each film analyst by outperforming the negative reviews, ratings, and scores. But another movie rating website, CinemaScore, has given the film a ‘B+’ which means a very-very positive thing because that site combines direct reviews and opinions of the audiences going to theaters. Along with it, A Star Is Born (already being a critically exceptional film), has received a fabulous ‘A’ from CinemaScore, which was expected.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer and distributed by Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures, Venom currently has a very poor score of 32% on rating/review giving portal Rotten Tomatoes. But it just doesn’t matter now, since the movie is a massive entertainer for the audiences and Tom Hardy has proven to be the savior and a big star for Sony.

When it comes to India then here also, the ‘symbiote and Eddie Brock’ amazed the domestic releases, with an impressive collection of over Rs. 9 crores in just two days!

Click here to read our review of Venom now.

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Captain Marvel now gets a new origin story in comics ahead of the big-screen debut!

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Captain Marvel now gets a new origin story in comics ahead of the big-screen debut!

The orthodox method of superhero movies adapting stories from their comics’ counterparts has now become a thing of the past. Because now, comics are adapting their stories-and even changing the existing ones-to cater to the storylines of films based on them. Another recent example of this is the Captain Marvel film under MCU, by Marvel Studios. Previously, Nick Fury’s look and story was also changed in the official comics after his big-screen appearances in MCU movies.

Marvel Comics has officially changed the origin story of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel in the comics prior to the MCU flick’s theatrical debut next year.

If you don’t know anything about Captain Marvel’s origin, anyway, then you must make yourself a bit acquainted with original story.

Originally, going by the comics (since 40 years), Carol gains her powers from the Psyche-Magnitron device, that exploded and made Carol’s DNA fuse with that of Mar-Vell’s.

But in the latest fourth issue of the Life of Captain Marvel, it’s been totally altered by comic book writers Margaret Stohl, Carlos Pacheco, and Erica D’ Urso.

SPOILERS AHEAD: IT’S RELATED TO CAPTAIN MARVEL FILM

The Life of Captain Marvel’s fourth issue reveals that Carol’s mother, Marie Danvers, is a member of the alien race, Kree. Which means that Carol is a Kree-human hybrid. And when the psyche-magnitron went off, it activated her abilities. But here, her DNA didn’t fuse with Mar-Vell’s, implying that she did not receive her superhuman powers from a man. They were there inside her all this long, being received from her mother, which got triggered after the explosion.

Marie herself explains in the new comic, that Carol’s powers are “not borrowed. Not a gift. Not an accident”. Further, the comic also reveals that Marie’s name is actually Mari-Ell and Carol’s name is in fact, Car-Ell.

So, this new change will be seen in the movie for sure.

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Captain Marvel has been teased by Marvel Studios’s head Kevin Feige, as the most powerful superhero in the MCU history so far. And it’s okay, in a logical sense, if some changes are done for making the story slightly much better. Because what’s the relevance of adapting a comic book into a movie if the same plot is shown on the big-screen too?

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Captain Marvel-the 21st entry into the MCU-will be releasing on March 8th 2019.

If you haven’t watched the official first teaser trailer for the movie yet, you can watch it below.

 

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Yes! James Gunn is now writing the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2

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Yes! James Gunn is now writing the script for DC’s Suicide Squad 2

Putting a stop on the rumor train, it’s now been officially confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, will helm DC’s Suicide Squad 2 movie. Yes, you heard that right. Warner Bros has just recently confirmed that the director has now started writing the story for their film.

After being fired by Disney from Marvel Studios, he was approached by its rival, DC, and since then there were strong predictions that he might end up joining the ‘Worlds of DC’ for its new film. And as expected, it’s happening now.

According to BBC’s Newsbeat, the sources close to this matter told that the director ‘has an eye’ to direct the sequel to 2016’s super villain team-up flick. The first Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, was a disappointment with the critics, gaining poor reviews but was a very commercially hit film with the audiences. It grossed around $746 million worldwide.

But an even more surprising thing is that Dave Bautista, the actor who plays Drax in the GOTG movies, has also offered to join Gunn on his new DC project. Bautista asked Marvel earlier in August, to release him if they didn’t use the script written by James Gunn for Guardians of Galaxy 3.’

Dave Bautista has always been in support of the director and after he was fired, he along with the rest of the cast of the Guardians of Galaxy, namely Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel, had signed an open letter in support of James Gunn, to force Disney to bring him back. But the move didn’t go as well as expected.

James Gunn had tweeted posts mocking pedophilia and rape, back in 2009, but had apologized for them in 2012 itself. But lately, this year in July, a right-wing online website Daily Caller published them and brought those tweets in limelight on social media, after which Disney, which is a family-friendly entertainment company, fired him spontaneously.

But now that James Gunn has actually joined DC, it will be highly interesting to see whether he is able to pull off Suicide Squad 2 in a great manner or not. He made Guardians the most popular superhero characters among the fans in Marvel, so DC’s expectations will be high too.

Fans of the GOTG and James Gunn had also filed a petition, previously to Disney, to bring the director back. But that too didn’t happen.

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TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES BASED ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION

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TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES BASED ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION

What really magic is? It is often said and believed to be the ability of hands. Magic is the sleight of hands that is done to amaze people. For years magic and magicians have been entertaining people. Where pessimists refuse to believe in it and say that these are just tricks that fool people around, the grown-ups also aren’t any different. But, the fact doesn’t end here. Magicians have been able to make children happy for ages. The innocent eyes of a child shining with happiness when he sees anything magical feels awesome.

TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES BASED ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION

Movie Industries have been trying a lot to give us films on magic. While some have made movies on magic, some have used illusion as the story. Here I list TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES MADE ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION.
Here they are –

1. THE PRESTIGE (2006) :

The plot shows the game between two magicians having great hatred for each other trying to dominate each other to show who is best going to a lifelong feud which leads to something bigger and leads the viewers to absolute amazement. Directed by the visionary Christopher Nolan, it is a story of the hurt ego of men leading to unknown secrets. The film stars Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman along with Sir Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson.

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2. THE ILLUSIONIST (2006) :

It’s an entertaining story, using politics and magic as the underlying themes. Eisenheim The Illusionist, is a mysterious character with an agenda buried deep down in his heart. He dares to oppose the tyrant crown prince, using the only weapon in his armory – Magic. Ed Norton poured his heart out while playing this role and you could feel the same when you see a broken man seeing his dead beloved. Wait, did I say she was dead? Well, before I spoil the surprise, go and watch it, if you haven’t.

3. SPIRITED AWAY (2001) :

This animated film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Disney received widespread acclaim around the world and also won many awards, including the Academy Award for the best-animated feature film. The story shows a family of three taking a wrong way to enter an enchanted spirit world. The father and mother turn into pigs and the daughter is left to tend herself in a world ruled by a witch. It is an animated movie filled with magic and woven by love.

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4. THE HARRY POTTER SERIES (2002-2011) :

Is there anyone on planet Earth who doesn’t know who Harry Potter is? I don’t think so. Probably the best magical movie series of SK time based on the sander books by J.K. Rowling. The story is about a child whose parents were killed when he was small, and he goes to Hogwarts, the school of magic and fights away all his enemies is just mesmerizing and breath-taking. The films have been great hits all over the world and in my list, are the toppers. The film star Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as leads.

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5. DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) :

Surprised to find the MCU here? Diff you forget about Doctor Strange? Isn’t he a magician? Played very week by Benedict Cumberbatch, the film is about an acclaimed doctor who loses his ability to use his hands due to an accident. In search of a cure, the Titans around the whole world to finally reach the mysterious Kamar-Taj. There he learns about various realms and magic stuff to finally become a superhero, Doctor Strange. The movie stands out for its spectacular and mind tripping visual effects. And we can know more about him from films like “Thor-Ragnarok” and “Infinity War”

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6. NOW YOU SEE ME – 1 (2013) :

A summer hit even without a good storyline, this film is about four magicians, who call themselves The Four Horsemen, loot a bank in Paris while performing in a live event at Las Vegas. But the FBI, led by Mark “The Hulk” Ruffalo get to know about it and start chasing them. Joining them is a former magician working as a magician-exposer. The rest of the story is about the cat and mice chase, but here the mice escape! This one isn’t about magic only, but the illusion he is perfect.

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7. HOUDINI (1953) –

Yes, an old one indeed. Named after the famous escapologist of all time, the term or expression used in order to explain a vanishing act from an inescapable situation is known as a ‘Houdini’ act. It has been named such because Harry Houdini was famous for his escapes from any confinement that he was put in. Based on his life, a highly fictionalized movie came out in 1953 which primarily aimed at his exploits. Starring Tony Curtis as the protagonist, ‘Houdini’ is a showreel of the man’s spectacular acts and only touches the surface of his troubled relationship. It’s old, but you’ll surely like the film. Go watch it.

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