Who among us hasn’t gotten our arms frozen off until they explode into millions of micro crystals? Isn’t that what cryotherapy is supposed to do? In the first very graphic, very fun trailer for the Mortal Kombat adaptation film , we’re introduced to a washed-up MMA fighter ( Lewis Tan ) with an interesting heritage: He was born with a familiar dragon marking to those who play the video games, and, if he trains hard enough with experienced warriors and mercenaries, he might be able to unlock his arcana. Which is a good thing, because he finds himself targeted by a group of assassins (and one very cold villain ) from the Outworld. The film will be released in theaters and on HBO Max (as part of that Warner Bros. deal ) on April 16. … [Read more...] about Trailer: Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’am!
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Photo: NBC As viewers of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom likely predicted, the late Chadwick Boseman won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama at Sunday’s Golden Globes for his turn in the film. As she did in January following his Gotham Awards win , Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, gave an impassioned acceptance speech on the actor’s behalf. “He would thank God,” she says, fighting back tears. “He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.” “He would say something beautiful,” Ledward continues. “Something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can. That tells you to keep going. That calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history. He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, lots of people at Netflix. He would thank Mrs. Viola Davis,” among many others. “I don’t have his words, but we have to take … [Read more...] about Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Honors Him In Posthumous Golden Globe Acceptance Speech
Photo-Illustration: by Vulture; Photos by Searchlight Pictures and Hulu Every week between now and March 15, when the Academy Award nominations are announced, Vulture will consult its crystal ball to determine the changing fortunes of this year’s Oscars race. In our “ Oscar Futures ” column, we’ll let you in on insider gossip, parse brand-new developments, and track industry buzz to figure out who’s up, who’s down, and who’s currently leading the race for a coveted Oscar nomination. Best Picture Up Nomadland Nomadland was the big winner at Sunday’s Golden Globes, though it would be premature to consider it a coronation: In the era of the preferential ballot, Oscar’s Best Picture has only overlapped with the Globes’ picks around half the time. Still, this was a meaningful victory for Chloé Zhao’s film, as Nomadland not only bested HFPA fave Aaron Sorkin in Best Drama and Best Director, but also proved Zhao’s critical darling could appeal to voters … [Read more...] about Oscar Futures: Can Surprise Globe Winners Keep Up Momentum?
Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) in Trial of the Chicago 7, now a certified grownup. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix Disney+ is not welcome here. AARP The Magazine announced today their top picks for best television and film of the year in their Movies for Grownups Awards nominations, with (surprise) only grownups honored. Vietnam war films Da 5 Bloods and The Trial of the Chicago 7 led the pack with six nominations each, followed closely by One Night in Miami and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom with five. In a win for wizards everywhere, Harry Potter actors Ralph Fiennes and Gary Oldman were both nominated for best actor, and Glenn Close continued her awards reign with a best supporting actress nod. George Clooney will be awarded the Career Achievement Award, proving sadly, he’s old now. The magazine also announced the award ceremony’s inaugural television categories, with Watchmen, Ozark and Mrs. America each earning two nods apiece. Regina King is also up for best … [Read more...] about lead AARP’s Movies for Grownups Award Nominations
Game of Thrones No One Season 6 Episode 8 Editor’s Rating 5 stars * * * * * « Previous Next » Maisie Williams as Arya. Photo: HBO How great were the last eight minutes of this week’s Game of Thrones ? So great that it was impossible to suppress the desire to slow-clap after Arya Stark dropped the mic even harder than Daenerys Targaryen did following her Vaes Dothrak temple fire . So great that I originally planned to give this episode four stars, but bumped it up to five on the strength of that lengthy Arya sequence, complete with its insane chase through Braavos, the Waif face-off, and the confirmation that Arya Stark has finally become what we always knew she could be: a mutha-effing Jedi. So great that on a day of enormous tragedy, those final moments felt like just the kind of uplifting escapism that might give our hearts and minds some much-needed rest. For much of that last scene, which mixes action, suspense, and … [Read more...] about Recap: A Girl Is Arya Stark