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Sylvester Stallone finally understood when it was time to retire the Rocky character, I think it's past time that Harrison Ford figured that out with his Indiana Jones character ...

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Award-winning British actor and director Noel Clarke is suspended by Bafta after 20 women accused him of sexual harassment, groping and bullying

Bafta has suspended actor Noel Clarke's membership following allegations made in The Guardian. A statement said: 'In light of the allegations of serious misconduct regarding Noel Clarke in The Guardian, Bafta has taken the decision to suspend his membership and the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award immediately and until further notice.' The director has categorically denied the allegations from all 20 women.

 

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This is a pretty good overview of Jet Li's career and what he's doing now...I was a fan years ago and have watched almost all of his movies...My favourite is Fist of Legend, an awesome movie with perfectly choreographed fighting sequences and no cgi and no wires...

 

Toroid

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This is a pretty good overview of Jet Li's career and what he's doing now...I was a fan years ago and have watched almost all of his movies...My favourite is Fist of Legend, an awesome movie with perfectly choreographed fighting sequences and no cgi and no wires...


He doesn't have anything in production.
Jet Li - IMDb
 

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Disney+ is mopping the floor with Netflix right now, thanks to ‘Loki’

There’s one thing that ought to jump out at you right away, when scanning a list of the most watched TV shows right now across all the major streaming platforms. It’s a lack of Netflix content.

A Wired piece published a few days ago mulled the possibility that “Netflix is losing its cool,” per the headline. Granted, that title probably sexes up the reality a bit more than necessary. But you could argue that it’s directionally accurate. Data from Reelgood, for example, shows that HBO Max, not Netflix, had the biggest movie releases in the first half of of the year (with Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs. Kong). Netflix, meanwhile, has produced some expensive duds that flopped hard, like Jupiter’s Legacy. At the same time, even though Netflix’s growth domestically seems to have stalled out, there’s no streaming rival at the moment that can match its global scale. Netflix is a monster on a global basis, with most of the subscriber base expansion happening outside the US. It’s spending billions on content in far-flung markets like South Korea. And it can practically mint universal hits with foreign-language content that it pushes out to subscribers around the world. Including everything from Lupin to this month’s second season of Sky Rojo.

Most watched TV shows (June 30-July 6)

All that said, other streamers are nipping at the heels of Netflix when it comes to content like international fare. HBO Max, for example, is the home for one of the most sublimely perfect TV shows available right now. It’s Gomorrah, a drama from Italy about warring crime families. I stand by what I’ve written previously about it: “Once you’ve let Gomorrah take you down the dark, mean streets of Naples and Rome, and it’s introduced you to the warring crime families at the heart of the show, you’ll forget all about silly American TV fare that’s trod the same thematic road.” No silly fuggitaboutit crap. The show, mostly filmed in the Scampia neighborhood of Naples, is a much more violent, drug-fueled and Shakespearean mashup of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Game of Thrones. Just, you know, transported to modern-day Italy.

I could say a lot more about HBO Max — which, beyond an app that’s got some bells and whistles that are a little annoying, has executed pretty well overall since its launch. The same goes for Disney+, which is home once again to one of the most watched TV shows on any of the streamers right now. That’s right, the god of mischief has once again bested all of his streaming rivals, to triumph in a modern-day, Darwinian equivalent of natural selection.

That Loki tops our latest list of the most-watched streaming content is a testament to the continued power of all the intellectual property that Disney owns. Everything from Marvel to Star Wars, Pixar and more.

This tally comes, as always, from the team at streaming search engine service Reelgood. You can check out the full list below — which only includes three Netflix originals. And a fourth, Manifest, which is a now-canceled NBC series that’s found a second life on Netflix.

The balance of the list is populated by content from Disney+, HBO Max, and Apple TV+.

  1. Loki
  2. Rick and Morty
  3. Kevin Can F*** Himself
  4. Manifest
  5. Physical
  6. Mare of Easttown
  7. Sex/Life
  8. Sophie: A Murder in West Cork
  9. The Mysterious Benedict Society
  10. Sweet Tooth
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Disney+ is mopping the floor with Netflix right now, thanks to ‘Loki’

There’s one thing that ought to jump out at you right away, when scanning a list of the most watched TV shows right now across all the major streaming platforms. It’s a lack of Netflix content.

A Wired piece published a few days ago mulled the possibility that “Netflix is losing its cool,” per the headline. Granted, that title probably sexes up the reality a bit more than necessary. But you could argue that it’s directionally accurate. Data from Reelgood, for example, shows that HBO Max, not Netflix, had the biggest movie releases in the first half of of the year (with Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs. Kong). Netflix, meanwhile, has produced some expensive duds that flopped hard, like Jupiter’s Legacy. At the same time, even though Netflix’s growth domestically seems to have stalled out, there’s no streaming rival at the moment that can match its global scale. Netflix is a monster on a global basis, with most of the subscriber base expansion happening outside the US. It’s spending billions on content in far-flung markets like South Korea. And it can practically mint universal hits with foreign-language content that it pushes out to subscribers around the world. Including everything from Lupin to this month’s second season of Sky Rojo.

Most watched TV shows (June 30-July 6)

All that said, other streamers are nipping at the heels of Netflix when it comes to content like international fare. HBO Max, for example, is the home for one of the most sublimely perfect TV shows available right now. It’s Gomorrah, a drama from Italy about warring crime families. I stand by what I’ve written previously about it: “Once you’ve let Gomorrah take you down the dark, mean streets of Naples and Rome, and it’s introduced you to the warring crime families at the heart of the show, you’ll forget all about silly American TV fare that’s trod the same thematic road.” No silly fuggitaboutit crap. The show, mostly filmed in the Scampia neighborhood of Naples, is a much more violent, drug-fueled and Shakespearean mashup of The Sopranos, The Wire, and Game of Thrones. Just, you know, transported to modern-day Italy.

I could say a lot more about HBO Max — which, beyond an app that’s got some bells and whistles that are a little annoying, has executed pretty well overall since its launch. The same goes for Disney+, which is home once again to one of the most watched TV shows on any of the streamers right now. That’s right, the god of mischief has once again bested all of his streaming rivals, to triumph in a modern-day, Darwinian equivalent of natural selection.

That Loki tops our latest list of the most-watched streaming content is a testament to the continued power of all the intellectual property that Disney owns. Everything from Marvel to Star Wars, Pixar and more.

This tally comes, as always, from the team at streaming search engine service Reelgood. You can check out the full list below — which only includes three Netflix originals. And a fourth, Manifest, which is a now-canceled NBC series that’s found a second life on Netflix.

The balance of the list is populated by content from Disney+, HBO Max, and Apple TV+.

  1. Loki
  2. Rick and Morty
  3. Kevin Can F*** Himself
  4. Manifest
  5. Physical
  6. Mare of Easttown
  7. Sex/Life
  8. Sophie: A Murder in West Cork
  9. The Mysterious Benedict Society
  10. Sweet Tooth
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I won't lie; I still love the ESPN+/Disney+/Hulu package.
But I have Netflix as well. Where I draw the line is narrow subscriptions like Paramount, etc.
 

nivek

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I won't lie; I still love the ESPN+/Disney+/Hulu package.
But I have Netflix as well. Where I draw the line is narrow subscriptions like Paramount, etc.

I used to pay for Hulu for a while after I got tired of Netflix, then got tired of Hulu so stopped that one lol...Actually I didn't 'get tired' of either one, I go through periods of time when I don't watch much of movies or tv shows and during those periods of time is when I cancel subscriptions, only to sometimes renew them later on...

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wwkirk

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I used to pay for Hulu for a while after I got tired of Netflix, then got tired of Hulu so stopped that one lol...Actually I didn't 'get tired' of either one, I go through periods of time when I don't watch much of movies or tv shows and during those periods of time is when I cancel subscriptions, only to sometimes renew them later on...

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I've cancelled Netflix a number of times, but I'm scare to screw with the package. I'm a UFC fan, and still haven't finished Smallville.
 

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Sylvester Stallone Punches Way To KO’Ing Number One Film In Six Straight Decades

When The Suicide Squad rose to the box office charts this past weekend, I did the math. Sylvester Stallone has done something not a lot of lead actors can boast about. Stallone, who plays King Shark in the James Gunn-directed ensemble, now has had the Number One film at the box office in six consecutive decades. Stallone has had 46 film releases in that time, and 20 of them were Number One at the box office. Here are some of the films that are representative of six decades.

Here is how the decades represent themselves in Stallone’s film resume:

1970s: Rocky

1980s: Rocky, Rambo First Blood

1990s: Cliffhanger

2000s: Driven

2010s: The Expendables

2020s: The Suicide Squad

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Sylvester Stallone Punches Way To KO’Ing Number One Film In Six Straight Decades

When The Suicide Squad rose to the box office charts this past weekend, I did the math. Sylvester Stallone has done something not a lot of lead actors can boast about. Stallone, who plays King Shark in the James Gunn-directed ensemble, now has had the Number One film at the box office in six consecutive decades. Stallone has had 46 film releases in that time, and 20 of them were Number One at the box office. Here are some of the films that are representative of six decades.

Here is how the decades represent themselves in Stallone’s film resume:

1970s: Rocky

1980s: Rocky, Rambo First Blood

1990s: Cliffhanger

2000s: Driven

2010s: The Expendables

2020s: The Suicide Squad

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He does King Shark well lol, "nom noms"...:laugh8:

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‘Matrix 4′ Trailer & Title Unveiled During Warner Bros’ CinemaCon Reel

Warner Bros came with a huge reveal Tuesday at its CinemaCon presentation: the trailer for its Village Roadshow co-production Matrix 4. And Warners also gave us the official title too: The Matrix: Resurrections.

The trailer begins with Neil Patrick Harris talking to Keanu Reeves’ Neo. A near future San Francisco. It appears that Neo is trapped in a humdrum world, much like his first self in the 1999 movie. He’s just not getting his surroundings.

“Am I crazy?” asks Reeves’ Neo. “We don’t use that word in here,” says Harris’ therapist.

Reeves comes in contact with Carrie Anne Moss’ Trinity in a cafe: “Have we met?” she asks Neo.

A shot of blue pills spilling into a sink, as Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” song plays. Then a shot of Neo distorting into an old man in the mirror. A younger Morpheus tells Neo “time to fly,” handing him a red pill.

Then a lot of jumping, a lot of twists in midair, karate and all the acrobats we expect from a Matrix movie. The pic, directed by Lana Wachowski, is still slated to come out on December 22. No word yet as to when the trailer will hit social media — this was for the CinemaCon crowd only.

Prior to the trailer rolling, Reeves and Moss appeared in a making-of clip exclaiming how the first movie impacted their lives. Said Reeves: “The first Matrix felt like something beyond yourself… You’ll hear the sentence ‘The Matrix changed my life.’ I say, ‘Thank you, it changed mine too.”

Moss exclaimed about her bullet-time shoot ’em sequence from the 1999 title: “I never thought ‘Dodge this’ was going to be a big deal.

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Toroid

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IMO the White Rabbit song references Adrenochrome. Its chemical structure looks like a rabbit. This could imply the Draco will place the human race in a matrix like world. It could be an impending deal with an unacknowledged race that's probably not physical as a substitute for our current reality.

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ABBA swooped in and saved 2021': Fans go wild as band releases their first new music for 40 years and insist they knew 'when we needed them most'

Music fans have gone wild after ABBA released their first new music in 40 years, saying the group have 'saved 2021'. Swedish quartet Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 75, yesterday released Don't Shut Me Down and I Still Have Faith In You, the first two singles from their new album, Voyage.

Björn and Benny made the 'historic' announcement in London yesterday and unveiled the first look at the Voyage digital concert, which will see extraordinarily detailed holograms, based on movements recorded by the band, take to the stage to perform their hits. Anni-Frid and Agnetha, their ex-wives, watched from Sweden.

The news was met with excitement from fans across the world who said the band were 'back to their best' and had 'swooped in' to rescue them after a difficult 18 months.


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One tweeted: 'ABBA are back but for most of us it's like they never went away'. Another posted: 'ABBA are back! New album! New show! Amazing! #ABBA.' A third wrote: 'We the uk are grateful of #ABBA trying to lift the spirts of a broken world thanks for the music abba.' An excited fan added: 'Who remembers the excitement of a new ABBA Look-in centrefold? Feeling a bit that way tonight #abba #ABBAVoyage.'

Voyage, out on November 5, is a follow-up to 1981's 'The Visitors,' which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. And a virtual version of the band will begin a series of concerts in London on May 27. 'We took a break in the spring of 1982 and now we've decided it´s time to end it,' ABBA said in a statement Thursday. 'They say it's foolhardy to wait more than 40 years between albums, so we've recorded a follow-up to 'The Visitors.''

The group has been creating the live show with George Lucas´ special-effects company, Industrial Light & Magic. They say the virtual versions of themselves are 'weird and wonderful,' and go beyond holograms.


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William Shatner to Fly on Next Blue Origin Rocket Launch into Space

Star Trek's famed Captain Kirk will soon venture into space for real as iconic actor William Shatner will join the crew of the second Blue Origin launch scheduled for next week. Rumors that the legendary entertainer would be a participant in the launch had been circulating for the last few weeks and his inclusion in the endeavor was finally made official on Monday. In a statement issued by Blue Origin, Shatner marveled that "I've heard about space for a long time now. I'm taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle." Remarkably, the actor will actually wind up making history with the launch, set for October 12th, by becoming the oldest person ever to venture into space at a staggering 90 years old.

The pending rocket launch is actually not the first time that Shatner has been attached to a private space company as the BBC reports that, around a decade ago, the actor had been in discussions with Virgin Galactic to participate in one of their launches. However, he said, talks fell apart when company founder Sir Richard Branson wanted the Hollywood star to fund his own flight. "He wanted me to go up and pay for it," Shatner said in 2011 interview, "and I said: 'Hey, you pay me and I'll go up. I'll risk my life for a large sum of money.' But he didn't pick me up on my offer." Fortunately, it would appear that Blue Origin is footing the bill for next week's flight which will undoubtedly attract considerable attention as legions of Star Trek fans watch the beloved Enterprise captain make history.


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William Shatner to Fly on Next Blue Origin Rocket Launch into Space

Star Trek's famed Captain Kirk will soon venture into space for real as iconic actor William Shatner will join the crew of the second Blue Origin launch scheduled for next week. Rumors that the legendary entertainer would be a participant in the launch had been circulating for the last few weeks and his inclusion in the endeavor was finally made official on Monday. In a statement issued by Blue Origin, Shatner marveled that "I've heard about space for a long time now. I'm taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle." Remarkably, the actor will actually wind up making history with the launch, set for October 12th, by becoming the oldest person ever to venture into space at a staggering 90 years old.

The pending rocket launch is actually not the first time that Shatner has been attached to a private space company as the BBC reports that, around a decade ago, the actor had been in discussions with Virgin Galactic to participate in one of their launches. However, he said, talks fell apart when company founder Sir Richard Branson wanted the Hollywood star to fund his own flight. "He wanted me to go up and pay for it," Shatner said in 2011 interview, "and I said: 'Hey, you pay me and I'll go up. I'll risk my life for a large sum of money.' But he didn't pick me up on my offer." Fortunately, it would appear that Blue Origin is footing the bill for next week's flight which will undoubtedly attract considerable attention as legions of Star Trek fans watch the beloved Enterprise captain make history.


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I hope his body can handle it.
 
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