If this spoiler comes out to be real then it’s surely going to be the most worthy spoiler ever in the history of superhero movies. If you’ve noticed for the last few days then you will find that when you search for actor Huge Jackman’s famous movies, then the list also shows up the name of Avengers: Endgame!
Yes, you read that right. And now you know what it means. Did you get it?
Well, it’s not an officially announced information yet but after this observation, being noticed by nearly every user on the internet, this news has spread like a wildfire that Huge Jackman will definitely be there in Avengers: Endgame, as Wolverine aka Logan. And many fans have in fact come up with their own theories that how it can happen. As per some of them, the hint ofWolverine (or the X-Men) will be given in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Endgame. It will be so-so great, right?
But despite it, being only a prediction as of now, this ongoing viral news of Huge Jackman being a part of the next Avengers movie has made the fans go wild and extremely, insanely crazy, because it’s been the ultimate dream of nearly every Marvel fan, to witness the Wolverine fighting alongside the Avengers, and that too together.
Still, no official word means only fan-made rumors, and beyond that, you can’t say anything about it. But can Google commit any mistake? Because it’s still showing the name of Avengers: Endgame if you search for the ‘famous movies of Huge Jackman’.
The ‘Logan’ actor himself had given statements in the past that even if his last film as Wolverine was Logan, he will be ready to don the claws again, only if he gets the chance to be a part of the Avengers. Now, that’s really something valuable on the part of this whole current news.
This is probably the biggest ever spoiler (if it really is) in the history of MCU also. Just imagine what will happen when it actually turns out to be absolutely true! It will be an epic moment for the Marvel fans and also for the die-hard lovers of superhero movies too.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Karen Gillan, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Brie Larson in lead roles, Avengers: Endgame will be arriving on April 26th, 2019. It is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Like mother, like daughter. Jada Pinkett Smith and her 20-year-old daughter Willow Smith considered undergoing Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgeries.
In a teaser for Wednesday’s episode of Red Table Talk on Facebook, Jada, Willow, and Jada’s mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris discuss peer pressure to follow risky trends.
Jada, 50, said she once considered following the popular Brazilian butt lift trend after checking out her butt in the mirror.
“I’m glad we’re here talking about this today, the BBLs, because I was considering getting one,” she said.
“Me too!” said Willow. “I considered getting the tiniest little bit, but then I just got into the gym and got it anyway.”
“I told her. I said, ‘You want a butt? One thing your mother know how to do is build a butt.’ And you built it to the point that people thought you got surgery.”
Banfield-Norris, left, touched on the peer pressure that causes young women to risk their lives for inflated butts.
“I just feel like there’s always so much more pressure on women to look a certain way,” she said.
“You know it’s all about youth, so for somebody like me, the struggle has been extremely real. Like I’ve had botox, then you get to the point where how much you’re gonna do, but then it almost becomes addictive.”
Two years ago singer August Alsinarevealed he had a sordid affair with actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who is married to A-list actor Will Smith.
At the time of his scandalous revelation, Alsina, 29, said Smith, 53, knew about his wife’s May-December relationship and gave them his blessing.
In the November 2021 issue of GQ magazine, Smith admitted both he and Jada, 50, have stepped outside their marriage over the years in order to keep their Love alive.
“Jada never believed in conventional marriage,” Smith tells the men’s fashion magazine.
“Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship. So she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection? What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection.”
“We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody. I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”
Smith said he often called legendary actor Denzel Washington for marital advice over the years.
“Throughout the years, I would always call Denzel. He’s a real sage. I was probably 48 or something like that and I called Denzel. He said, ‘Listen. You’ve got to think of it as the funky 40. Everybody’s 40s are funky.’ He said, ‘But just wait till you hit the fuck-it 50s.’ He said, ‘Just bear with your 40s.’ I stopped and I was like, ‘The funky 40s and the fuck-it 50s?’ And that’s exactly what happened. It just became the fuck-it 50s, and I gave myself the freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.”
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Will also explained to GQ magazine why he scrapped the making of Emancipation, the film that tells the story behind the photo of “Whipped Peter.”
The historic photo of the ex-slave’s scarred back, taken during an Army medical examination, became known as “The Scourged Back.”
The movie was originally scheduled to shoot in Atlanta, Georgia, but Smith pulled the movie out of Georgia in response to Gov. Brian Kemp‘s new voter protection bill.
“I’ve always avoided making films about slavery,” Smith told GQ writer Wesley Lowery.
“In the early part of my career… I didn’t want to show Black people in that light. I wanted to be a superhero. So I wanted to depict Black excellence alongside my white counterparts. I wanted to play roles that you would give to Tom Cruise. And the first time I considered it was Django. But I didn’t want to make a slavery film about vengeance.”
In a world as lonely as ours, many people just want to find someone who makes them happy. But in a world as twisted as the one we inhabit, a corporation will find a way to exploit that loneliness for a profit. Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man approaches this concept with understanding and tenderness, while exploring the questionable aspects of replicant beings. A meditation on human nature and how we relate to one another, the film will leave audiences warm and fuzzy while pondering the numerous topics it grapples with.
The concept of having the “perfect partner” created for you is the inception of Schrader’s film. Alma (Maren Eggert) is an archeologist who clearly appreciates her own space. She prefers things tidy and avoids disruption. When she is picked to participate in a study on human cyborgs designed to be one’s perfect companion, she approaches it with skepticism from the very start. The study is meant to last three weeks and will help determine whether these robots will receive similar or at least partial treatment to humans. Her manufactured man is Tom (Dan Stevens), a handsome and polite cyborg who appears to be completely genuine. Alma immediately keeps him at an arms-length, deciding that this whole thing is a mistake. She still has to interact with him for the next three weeks, however, during which he will attempt to fulfill her every wish.
Schrader’s awareness of emotional connection versus logical reasoning is astounding, making for a complex study of human nature. Alma’s analytical mind keeps her at a distance from Tom from the beginning. She concludes that he is nothing more than a machine, so why should she invest her time in caring for him? Tom, on the other hand, though built for the singular purpose of providing Alma with happiness, is much more complex than she originally perceived. Referring to his operating system every time she dismisses him as a robot, she begins to question whether or not that means he can’t feel. Tom’s operating system programs him to emote and react in a specific way, but isn’t that how humans are wired, just with organic matter instead of machinery? There is no one true answer to the question of whether robots can truly feel things, and Alma struggles with this throughout the story. However, Schrader never turns her film into an exploration of science or religion. Instead, she uses the premise to investigate the contradictions we hold as humans who are constantly seeking connection.
Dan Stevens shines as Tom, playing him with the perfect balance of robotic precision and cutting honesty. It is his genuine nature that works to win Alma over, along with the audience. The viewing experience is a delight to witness mostly as a result of the dynamic between Tom and Alma. They are almost complete opposites due to Alma’s pessimism and Tom’s never-ending optimism. Beneath these layers, however, Schrader works to unpack the makeup of each of these characters, resulting in empathetic people. As their relationship develops, the film meditates on our abilities to trust our hearts versus our heads, thus opening ourselves to love.
Blending all of these elements together results in a truly captivating film. This is partly thanks to Stevens’s earnest performance, which matches so well with Eggert’s uptight Alma. Although the ideas circling the narrative sound complex, Schrader crafts a digestible romance that carries much within it. The sincerity between the actors and the story itself creates a relationship that is easy to fall for over the runtime. If Dan Stevens’s striking blue eyes won’t win you over, the tenderness of I’m Your Man surely will.
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A blonde-haired, blue-eyed actor rocks up aboard HMS Belfast facing the world’s press. It’s Daniel Craig, the new James Bond, soon to prove wrong the naysayers and that vocal minority who will pooh-pooh his legitimacy as the sixth actor to take on 007 in the Eon series.
15 years later, Craig’s debut outing, Casino Royale, is cemented as a modern classic with emotional and physical punches galore. Not to mention that it’s also a standalone exemplar of filmmaking and a victorious addition to Eon’s rich 007 canon — quite a considerable achievement for a franchise of 25 entries approaching its 60th anniversary faster than a Roger Moore eyebrow raise.
Yet the road to CasinoRoyale was far from smooth. Columbia’s acquisition of the story’s rights in the 1950s prevented the first Bond adventure from being adapted by Eon. CBS’s 1954 TV play following Barry Nelson’s Americanised ‘Jimmy Bond’ and David Niven’s kooky 1967 psychedelic spoof were both wanting as faithful adaptations to “the spy story to end all spy stories” until a 1999 court settlement granted the rights to Eon Productions.
By that time, Pierce Brosnan was still James Bond, spearheading a tenure that favored the fantastical. This was especially true for the series’ ruby entry Die Another Day, infamous for its CGI tsunami kite-surfing and invisible Aston Martin. Needless to say, the overall flippancy of the series seemed at odds with a world seismically changed after 9/11. To Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, it was clear that 007 needed more than his martinis to be shaken, not stirred. A reboot was needed — a chance for the franchise to return to its roots, to the original gritty imagination of author Ian Fleming, who had worked on covert operations during WW2.
Like the novel, Casino Royale would act as an origin for the world’s most famous super spy, but not quite as we had ever seen him before. Here is a younger, more brutish Bond, a blunt instrument who throughout the film will be sharpened by tragedy and woe. No traditional gun barrel is present in the opening shot (pun most definitely intended). Instead, we enter a rather moody, monochromatic world angled at Dutch tilts, redolent of the dirty, crooked game of espionage. For the first time, we witness Bond attain double-0 status through the murder of two double agents: one is battered, drowned, and shot at, and the other silenced by a silencer, the latter killing promising that the savage we have witnessed is indeed a stealthy sophisticate in the making. Cue Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name”, a rock anthem drenched in adrenaline. As we head bob, we wonder if the name “Bond. James Bond” is all we’ve ever known about cinema’s icon.
Director Martin Campbell affirms that there is more to Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang than this swinging ‘60s epithet. Like his stellar entry directing Goldeneye — when Bond was dismissed as “a relic of the Cold War” and initially seen to be at a loss without his regular international nemesis — Campbell turbocharges 007 into the 21st century, this time facing the threat of modern terrorism.
In Casino Royale, Bond must beat Mads Mikkelsen’s slimy Le Chiffre, a banker to the world’s terrorists, in a game of poker at Casino Royale Montenegro. Should Bond lose, MI5 will have directly financed terrorist organisations and orchestrated millions of deaths.
Such dangers are translated through the langue of action, with Campbell crafting set-pieces that are just as characterful as they are exciting. Bond’s foilings of two bomb-makers are staged on such a scale that they would be the grand crescendos to any nominal blockbuster. In the first sequence, a kinetic camera keeps up with a thrilling foot-chase through a Madagascan construction site, with Sébastien Foucan’s (the very founder of freerunning) Mollaka diving and darting with balletic energy, displaying the slipperiness of such modern dangers. Craig’s Bond smashes and crashes after him, evoking the reckless but persistent force that this younger, more inexperienced man possesses. In another scene, while defending an airport, Bond himself is bruised and bloodied, but throughout the film, he proves to be a reassuring presence for our times, having terrorized the terrorists that invade our own reality. Here, 007 excels in encouraging a wounded West to feel that we are not so entirely at the mercy of such pestiferous evils.
Whereas most directors would fail at the tremendous challenge of making a card game exciting for the big screen, Campbell understands that the film’s poker match is more than just a gamble. What we see on screen is a spectacular war between freedom and terror, a clash of ideologies — the fate of the modern world up for grabs. Close-up shots of Craig’s piercing blue eyes and Mikkelsen’s weeping tear duct affirm the adage that we learn most about characters when they are under pressure: revealed are each man’s determination to best the other and the fear each has if they don’t. As Bond quips, “you play the man,” not the hand he has. We see Bond’s resourcefulness, followed by a tempest of tension and angst that imbues the shifting of casino chips on the table, making them feel like armadas being sent along a green baize sea by their admirals. Indeed, these quiet moments ring the loudest.
Such scenes of introspection make Casino Royale so special. If you manage to avoid a cardiac arrest at what can only be described as a blood-curdling stairwell fight with a nasty sword-swinging rogue, you will remember how the film then dares to slow down, nestling comfortably with the anomie of murder. Bond heads back to his room, reflecting on his near-death experience. Despite being a double-0, every kill is a dirty job. He washes the blood off his crisp white shirt and looks in the mirror, knowing he can’t do the same for his stained soul. Again, we see Craig’s blue eyes, piercing one second, pools of self-loathing the next. Throughout the film, the gaze of our hero fluctuates, expressing an internal dialogue: is this path of an assassin the one for him? And in this mirror scene, the camera holds, beat after beat, refusing to be any generic action movie that will skip to the next explosion. We stay with Bond and feel his pain, never more so than when he comforts Eva Green’s Vesper in the shower in one of the most touching and real scenes in the series, devoid of lascivious subtext and aided by David Arnold’s gentle orchestral score, brassy and bold in the style of John Barry but able to offer a softer, tender delicacy at times like this.
Green is bewitching as Vesper Lynd. Beneath a steely exterior, she’s just as witty as she is fallible; there has been no greater match for Bond since Diana Rigg’s Tracy in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Her tragic end gives this entry emotional depth like never before as we smart and cry from what could have been. She is the harbinger of this film’s theme — trust — and complements an impressive-looking Bond stepping out of the Bahaman surf, his marble-like exterior acting as hard armour around the cold heart that is set to be broken before it is betrayed.
Indeed, Bond is challenged — physically and spiritually — like never before in this film, particularly in the horrendous testicular torture scene that comes straight from the novel and which is surely the most wince-inducing moment ever committed to celluloid.
It is a test of Bond’s faith, which has always been incorruptible — a key ingredient that has forever been a huge part of the character’s success. But in this film, our hero is the most human he has ever been, and a body, no matter how chiselled, can be broken. Bond’s trust in his cause, however, prevails after surviving a hero’s journey for the first time in the series.
That is not to say that Casino Royale forgets to be — to steal a phrase from Octopussy’s theme “All Time High” — “a sweet distraction for an hour or two”.
Cinematographer Phil Meheux does a stellar job of setting a standard of visual excellence before the much- and rightly lauded Roger Deakins in Skyfall. That precedent is set in Craig’s first film, with an outing that has had no greater vacation vibe since Thunderball. The white sand and blue water of the Bahamas, the Caribbean sunshine, the return of the Aston Martin DB5, and a return to Fleming’s hungry hedonism, including the Vesper Martini — it is all enough to make you grin. The ordering of Champagne Bollinger and caviar makes any 007 fan fist-pump as our hero relishes a true Bondian lifestyle, forever reminding us that life is short and dangerous and one should savour the finer things just as Fleming, who stimulated the reader “even to his taste buds,” did.
Indeed, in every aspect, this is the most visceral Bond film. Every punch and kick counts. Every bead of sweat is seen. We feel the pain of death and the pleasure of living life to its fullest. CasinoRoyale filled our cup and we drained it dry. It was as tasty as a Vesper.
For some of us, it’s all we want to drink…
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“The only way we can move past this pandemic is to ensure that everyone eligible is vaccinated, and that includes those who are taking care of our vulnerable family members and loved ones,” Gov. Hochul said.
In New York, 84% of hospital workers are vaccinated. But Hochul said that’s not enough.
“I will be signing an executive order to give me the emergency powers necessary to address these shortages where they occur,” Hochul said during an appearance in the Bronx.
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The National Guard troops will fill in for understaffed hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.
It isn’t clear who will fill the jobs vacated by the National Guard troops.
According to CDC statistics, over 74% of Black NY residents are unvaccinated.
On Sunday, Gov. Hochul told the congregation at the Brooklyn-based Christian Cultural Center that the mRNA vaccine is God’s answer to “our prayers.”
“I prayed a lot to God during this time and you know what, God did answer our prayers,” she said.
“He made the smartest men and women, the scientists, the doctors, the researchers — He made them come up with a vaccine. That is from God to us and we must say, thank you, God. Thank you.”
Hochul urged the congregation to become her “apostles” by encouraging others to get their shots.
“I need you to be my apostles. I need you to go out and talk about it and say, we owe this to each other. We love each other. Jesus taught us to love one another and how do you show that love but to care about each other enough to say, please get the vaccine because I love you and I want you to live, I want our kids to be safe when they’re in schools, I want to be safe when you go to a doctor’s office or to a hospital and are treated by somebody, you don’t want to get the virus from them. You’re already sick or you wouldn’t be there.”
She added that the vaccinated are “the smart ones” and the unvaccinated “aren’t listening to God and what God wants.”
Hochul, who is a Democrat, became governor on August 24 after her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat, resigned in disgrace.
Twitter responded to Hochul deploying the National Guard to replace experienced nurses and doctors.
Last year: healthcare heroes This year: you’re fired.
R. Kelly’s lawyer is considering filing an appeal after the disgraced R&B star was found guilty of racketeering and related sex crimes in New York on Monday.
The “I Believe I Can Fly” singer faces decades behind bars after a jury found him guilty on all nine counts of recruiting women and underage children for sex.
Kelly’s attorney tells CNN the defense team is disappointed by the verdict and is considering filing an appeal.
Deveraux Cannick accused federal prosecutors of cherry-picking evidence to suit their case against the singer.
“You didn’t get to see what we saw in terms of the discovery,” he said.
“You didn’t get to see all the inconsistencies. We said in our summation that the government cherry-picked their version that they thought would support the continuation of the narrative.”
Kelly, who has repeatedly denied the allegations against him, didn’t react when the verdict was read out in court.
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However, his lawyer admitted the singer was shocked when the verdict was read out loud.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented three of six alleged victims, called Kelly the “worst” sexual predator she has ever encountered.
“I have been practicing law for 47 years. During this time I have pursued many sexual predators who have committed crimes against women and children. Of all the predators that I have pursued, however, Mr. Kelly is the worst, for many reasons.
“First, he used the power of his celebrity to recruit vulnerable underage girls for the purpose of sexually abusing them. These were not May-October relationships, which is what his defense attorney wanted the jury to believe; these were crimes against children and some adults.
“Second, to use the power of his business enterprise and many of his inner circle employees to assist him and enable him in his plan and his scheme to lure his victims to him, isolate them, intimidate them, control them, indoctrinate them, punish them, shame them, and humiliate them.
“All of which made Mr. Kelly more powerful and more dangerous than many other sexual predators who operate without a network of financial and businesses to support and enable them.”
None of Kelly’s former employees have been charged.
Kelly is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4, 2022. He is also facing similar charges in Illinois and Minnesota.
R&B crooner Miguel Jontel Pimentel is back on the market 3 years after tying the knot with Nazanin Mandi in 2018.
Miguel and Nazanin announced their divorce in a statement to People magazine via their publicist on Monday.
“After 17 years together, Miguel and Nazanin Mandi have decided to separate and have been for some time now. The couple both wish each other well.”
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Miguel met Nanazin in 2004. Pals say she pressured him to put a ring on it. Nazanin told friends she wanted to get married and start a family before age 35, but Miguel was hesitant. She is still childless at age 35.
Miguel, 36, initially kept Nazanin a secret from his adoring female fans – which prompted rumors that he wasn’t into females.
In a cryptic post on Instagram, Miguel wrote:
“What do you desire? Have certainty and clear intention about your desire. Clarity is key. I accept and I am worthy of all I desire. Imagine how attaining that desire will bring happiness to you and those you love until you find excitement and positive emotion.”
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Nazanin also shared a vague post on Instagram:
“Someone once said: ‘You know you have a big heart when you feel bad for doing what’s best for you.’ And I felt that. Angel number 1212 symbolizes your spiritual awakening in life and a great sign that you’re on your way towards your luck for love.”
R. Kelly has been found guilty of sexually abusing women, boys, and girls in a Brooklyn courtroom on Monday.
Kelly was found guilty on nine counts of RICO violations, as well as transporting minor females across state lines for sex, on Monday.
The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for nine hours before returning their verdicts on the evidence against the singer.
Testimony of accusers and prosecution witnesses closed out the month-long trial in Brooklyn, New York.
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During the proceedings, prosecutors told jurors that Kelly used a network of friends and employees to secretly transport minors and women across state lines and control their actions.
Many of the witnesses who took the stand during the trial claimed Kelly had kidnapped them and restricted what and when they could eat. They also claimed he controlled when they could take bathroom breaks.
Kelly’s attorneys attempted to discredit the accusers as groupies who who were willing to be used and controlled.
The defense claimed the victims had concocted tall tales about the singer after he refused their advances.
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One of his alleged victims claimed she witnessed the singer performing oral sex on teenage R&B singer Aaliyah, who Kelly illegally wed in a Chicago hotel room in 1994 – when she was only 15.
A former tour manager for Kelly also testified that he bribed a welfare office employee to make a fake ID for Aaliyah, which listed her age as 18.
Prosecutors claimed Kelly married Aaliyah in a bid to avoid criminal charges for having sex with a minor. Their marriage was later annulled.
Kelly did not take the stand to testify in his own defense during the trial.
Kelly also faces criminal charges in separate cases from state prosecutors in Minnesota and federal prosecutors in Illinois.