by DuongApt at 03-06-2020, 01:42 PM
The story of Mulan, the Chinese warrior-girl who takes her father’s place in war to defend him and their country. Mulan must overcome vast hardships to become a legend.
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With an all-star cast, including supporting roles from Taiwanese singer Nicky Lee and Russian singer Vitas. The psycho-patriotic Rouran Prince Modu is played by Jun Hu, while Mulan is played by the beautiful, talented Wei Zhao. Support comes in the form of the character Wentai played by Chen Kun. And while Fei Xiaohu is played by Jaycee Chan. Son of the legendary Jackie Chan.
When the ruling Chinese Mei dynasty is threatened by the warring Rouran tribes. Warriors from the whole nation are gathered to serve in the army.
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Mulan (Wei Zhao) steals her retired veteran father’s horse and armour to enlist in his place. And join the Mei army. She battles between the life of a man in the army and the hardships of love on the battlefield in order to protect her family name and bring honour to her country. Based on an age-old classic tale. Director Jingle Ma brings this vision to life in a new adaptation of the historic legend.
Through her feats of sacrifice and bravery. Mulan becomes one of the most respected heroes China has ever known. She takes it upon herself to rage a personal vendetta against the Rourans, becoming a beacon of hope and the epitome of what one can achieve through determination and hard work.
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The fighting is straight to the point and beautifully shot helping emphasise each character in their own unique way while smoothly moving the narrative along.
Mulan makes use of sticky palms to defend a fellow soldier against bully Nicky Lee and gains instant notoriety with her own men and draws the attention of Wentai (Kun Chen) with her abundant skill and ferocity.
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The choreography for the battle scenes, where two opposing forces of hundreds meet in a bloody clash that leaves the sand stained red at their feet makes for some great viewing. The shots here are very clean to the point that you can see every blow land seamlessly.
Director Jingle Ma pushes the boat out on his cinematographer skills to bring an honest yet realistic, gritty feel to the whole piece which also looks into the decision-making processes of each individual.
What seems to stand out in several fights in the movie is the emotional connection and content that defines each character putting them in the front centre seat while on the edge of ours. There are definitive and finishing moves that make each character’s specific skill set shine out.
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Although less in quantity than what we’d ideally like. The action in Mulan should certainly be given a good watch. The fine choreography and action directing done here embodies some memorable moments.
Movie summary
While not totally stacked to the brim with long action sequences. Mulan (Hoa Moc Lan) delivers a unique and deceptively honest telling of this classic story. Jingle Ma works his magic to carry the viewer into an eloquent and personal story of sacrifice, duty and honour.
A film for martial arts’ and drama lovers alike. Ma admirably conveys an authentic meaning to the term ‘warrior spirit’ the things that drive them and the struggle for balance between the oppositional forces of life.
For those who enjoy such films as “Red Cliff” and “A Bitter Sweet Life“, with their indulgent visuals and soundtrack. Then Mulan is definitely one to turn your phone off for. Close the curtains and with your favourite snack at hand immerse yourself into!
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 01:18 PM

The Eternals is an upcoming American superhero movie. It is based on the Marvel comic of the same name. This epic movie is going to be yet another classic in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is supposedly the twenty-fifth film in the MCU. It is produced by Marvel Studios and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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Release Date:

The Eternals is scheduled to be released globally during the second half of the year, on 6 November 2020. The keen Marvel fans and audience have a bit of a lengthy wait ahead of them, but the movie is undoubtedly going to be worth the wait.
The Eternals features a varied ensemble of actors namely, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Bryan Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Angelina Jolie as Thena and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman.
The movie is directed by Chloe Zhao and is produced by Kevin Feige. The screenplay is done by Matthew K Firpo and Ryan Firpo. It is based on the Eternals comics by Jack Kirby.

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Plot Of The Eternals:

Who are the Eternals? According to the comics, The Eternals were formed millions of years ago as an alien experiment on ancient humans.
Although they resemble and talk like regular human beings, they are equipped with powerful superhuman abilities like extreme strength, mind control, flight, teleportation, shape-shifting and energy projection.
They lived in space colonies and protected Earth from threat and danger from, like from the deviants- another race of superhuman that were deformed and destructive. The Eternals have existed throughout history; they lived among regular human beings and were the basis of many ancient Greek and Roman myths.

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There are dozens of Eternals in the comics, but the movie focuses on only two of the most powerful and prominent ones named Sersi played by Gemma Chan and Ikaris played by Richard Madden.
The upcoming film has many links to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the comics,  Thanos is the ultimate bad guy in the MCU.
He was an Eternal with some genes from their evil counterpart, the deviants. His purple skin looked exactly like the Deviants, and The Eternals were afraid he would be the Herald of death which was later proved to be true. Although Thanos dies in the Avengers:Endgame movie, this sequel might further explore his backstory.
The Celestial who are even older, godlike beings created the Eternals. Millions of years ago, the Celestial divided the aliens into three races- One with the powers of the eternal, one with the deviant power to shape-shift and the last one with no powers.

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The deviant group wiped out all the others, leaving the shape-shifters that we know of. In the new Marvel movie, The Eternals use their powers to destroy the sinister Deviants and save Earth.

Major updates on the film:

Bryan Tyree Henry, who plays Phastos in The Eternals, will be the first openly gay character in the MCU. Phastos will be the first queer superhero to appear in MCU.
The movie stars Oscar-winning Angelina Jolie as Thena similar to the Greek Goddess Athena known for her knowledge and fighting prowess.
It also stars Oscar-nominated Slama Hayek as Ajak, the leader of The Eternals and Oscar-nominee Kumail Nanjiani who plays Eternals member Kingo. Nanjiani received intensive training for a year to transform his physique into a buff one, to better fit the role  of a superhero. Gilgamesh is physically the strongest of The Eternals.

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The Eternals have been secretly living on Earth for thousands of years and following the tragic events of the Avengers:Endgame, The Eternals are forced out of the shadows to fight mankind’s most ancient enemy- The Deviants. The Eternals is also going to be the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies.
We cannot wait to witness this epic saga dating back to thousands of years in the MCU!
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 01:10 PM
Back in 2010, Christopher Nolan challenged us with our understanding of dreams. Now, in 2020, the famed director will unmake reality again, this time with an espionage story that borders between the living and the dead called Tenet.

Out July 17, 2020, Nolan’s newest film Tenet seems to be another science-fiction/action hybrid — and another demonstration of Nolan’s taste of sharp-dressed subversions of conventional Hollywood genres.
And Nolan may be the only director in the world who can get away with being cagey about his movies. 2010’s Inception and 2014’s Interstellar, prior to their release, were cloaked in mystery, with marketing campaigns that resisted giving away too much detail. The same can be said forTenet, where not even the film’s full-length theatrical trailer makes any real sense.
“All I have for you is a word,” says one unnamed character, played by Kenneth Branaugh. “Tenet.” (Gee, thanks.)

But we’re doing our best, so here’s everything we know about Tenet.


Tenet is due in theaters on July 17, 2020. The film will be yet another movie of Nolan’s films released in the third weekend of July. (The Dark KnightInceptionThe Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk were all released in late July.)


Honestly, it’s hard to describe! There isn’t even a plot synopsis on the film’s official website. Right now, it’s just a spinning logo evocative of a running clock.

Here’s our best guess based on the trailer: Tenet is about a deceased agent, played by John David Washington (BlackKklansman) who is recruited into the afterlife. (Whether “afterlife” is a proper noun for, say, an agency, or just the colloquial definition of life after death is unclear.)
In this new plane of existence, the characters — who are working to prevent “something worse” than nuclear holocaust — experience time and space differently. Based on the film’s visuals of cars flipping and boats sailing in reverse, we know the film will have a totally wild grasp of perception that aims to make us rethink our understanding of reality.
We do have some idea about the film’s genre, which has been described as “an action thriller taking place in the world of espionage.” That said, attempting to put Nolan’s work into a single category is tricky as his films often bend genre. Inception was an action-heist-science fiction hybrid, The Prestige was a period drama with sci-fi elements. Even 2017’s Dunkirk, a World War II movie, was a nonlinear thriller. Expect no less from Tenet, which looks to dress up the action movie genre into something we’ve never seen before.

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John David Washington and Robert Pattinson (left, obscured) star in 2020's 'Tenet.'Warner Bros. Pictures
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Michael Caine, a frequent collaborator of Christopher Nolan, returns as an unknown character in 2020's 'Tenet.'Warner Bros. Pictures

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Elizabeth Debicki in 'Tenet.'Warner Bros. Pictures

Tenet boasts an all-star cast full of Nolan-verse newcomers and veterans. It stars John David Washington of Ballers and BlackkKlansman. The film will also star soon-to-be-Batman Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki (Widows and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2). Regular Nolan collaborators Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh round out the cast.

We have no clue as to what nation, world, or timeline Tenet takes place. We know Nolan filmed Tenet in seven countries, including the U.K., the United States, Denmark, Estonia, India, Norway, and Italy. It feels safe to assume that some of these locations will feature doubling (the act of one location being used to depict a different location in a film) and that a good deal of studio sets will be utilized. However, a great deal of on-location shooting has taken place in Mumbai, leading us to believe it will feature prominently in the film.
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 01:01 PM
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Christopher Nolan‘s new action movie Tenet will cost more than $200 million, sources tell Collider in the wake of a Variety story that pegged the number at an eye-popping $225 million — and that’s before a nine-figure marketing campaign.

Nolan is, of course, one of the few people on the planet who could command such an enormous budget for an original movie that isn’t based on a popular IP. Collider’s sources put the number at $205 million — at least — which isn’t to cast aspersions toward Variety’s report, but simply confirms the trade’s conclusion that the budget is, without question, north of the $200 million milestone. Interestingly enough, the trade later revised its number to $205 million without noting any kind of update.
For those keeping score at home, Nolan’s own Inception cost a reported $160 million, and that movie had cities folding in on themselves, plus Leonardo DiCaprio — and to be honest, I don’t know which costs more. Either way, Tenet doesn’t have DiCaprio, though star Robert Pattinson, soon to be seen in WB’s The Batman, is on the same trajectory, and the film’s true lead John David Washington proved he can carry a movie with Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman.
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Little is known about Tenet beyond the fact that it’s a high-stakes epic set within the world of international espionage, but given the budget, you can expect plenty of spectacle. The trailer hints that Nolan will be playing with time here, and if anyone can pull off a heady spy movie, it’s the director of Inception. As they say on the Warner Bros. lot, “In Nolan We Trust.” With Nolan, every penny winds up on the screen, and it’s money well spent — even if it is, in fact, $20 million more than what we’ve heard from our own sources. The truth is, in the scheme of things, $20 million is splitting hairs. It’s nothing compared to the range of budgets I’ve seen reported for The Irishman, ahem.
Tenet co-stars Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Himesh Patel, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Kenneth Branagh and Nolan’s good luck charm Michael Caine, who played Alfred in the director’s Dark Knight trilogy. And guess who’s doing the score? Ludwig Göransson, the man behind Black Panther, Creed, and most recently, The Mandalorian. That’s a lot of bang for your buck, and Warner Bros.’ bucks, too.
Warners, which does not comment regarding its budgets, will release Tenet on July 17th, the day that Time.
by kold123 at 03-06-2020, 10:56 AM
As previously noted, Vince McMahon has backed away from at least two of Paul Heyman-backed wrestlers – Ricochet and Cedric Alexander.
Now it looks like McMahon is uncertain about the push to turn Shayna Baszler into one of the top heels on the Raw brand.

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In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that there is uncertainty on McMahon’s feelings about Shayna Baszler, specifically the match she had with Kairi Sane on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. 
Meltzer noted that McMahon felt that the Baszler vs. Sane match did not get the desired reaction and he felt that Baszler was not coming off like a WrestleMania headliner. Baszler is one of the people who is getting a push because of Paul Heyman, as he sees her as someone who can be a monster heel.

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Baszler will be in the Women’s Elimination Chamber match on Sunday that will determine the number 1 contender for Becky Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. Baszler vs. Lynch is the scheduled match but if McMahon changes his mind and Baszler does not win on Sunday, then it would be the second time he has changed his mind on her.

Meltzer said that Baszler was the original pick to win the Women’s Royal Rumble match only for McMahon to change it to Charlotte Flair just one week before the show.
If you look at who is in the match, Baszler is the most credible woman involved. It’s worth noting that there was a very interesting name at WWE Headquarters earlier today
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 10:44 AM
The video, which was posted the on the social media platform TikTok, is captioned 'Abortion Time! Take 2.'

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By Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

March 5, 2020 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) — An online video has surfaced which shows a young woman dancing in an abortion clinic and smiling as her unborn baby is killed during an ultrasound guided surgical abortion. Eden Linton, SPUC Youth and Education Officer said: “This video is grotesque. For any person to celebrate and smile as an innocent human is torn apart is utterly depraved.”
“Abortion Time! Take 2”
The video, which was posted the on the social media platform, TikTok, is captioned, “Abortion Time! Take 2”. The footage shows the girl cradling her early pregnancy bump and laughing in a car as she arrives at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. She is then seen dancing in celebration in the waiting room, whilst another couple sat sadly in the corner. The footage shows the ultrasound-guided abortion where the baby is then sucked from the womb. The girl is seen smiling cheerfully on the bed with her legs in stirrups.
The video has been viewed millions of times and has sparked controversy across social media with many users reporting that they were disturbed by the footage.
Ms Linton said: “Watching a mother smile and dance whilst her unborn baby is sucked through a tube is a reflection of just how depraved the ‘pro-choice’ culture has become. An entire generation has been indoctrinated to believe that abortion is something to be celebrated, and footage like this is the result.
“TikTok is currently one of the most popular social media platforms, which is tailored specifically for very young children and teenagers to use. It is worrying to think of the millions of young children who have viewed this video and similar content.

TikTok’s Distressing And Dangerous Abortion Content:
TikTok is a social media platform which is used by children and teenagers to post and share short video clips. Since its launch in 2018, TikTok has risen to incredible levels of popularity with over 500 million people using the platform each month.
Amongst its users are pro-abortion activists who have used the platform to create and share disturbing abortion content.
In February, another TikTok video sparked controversy after the footage showed a pregnant woman finding out the sex of her unborn baby and having a surprise abortion at the end. A range of ‘humorous’ abortion content is also rife throughout the platform which includes girls meeting aborted foetuses in the afterlife and ‘best friend’ abortion appointments where young teenage girls video themselves going to abortion clinics on a day out.
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 10:37 AM
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Work on your inside-voice, learn to tip-toe, and maybe pass on the popcorn, because A Quiet Place: Part II is headed to theaters this month and the first reactions have hit the web. John Krasinski returns direct, also taking over screenwriting duties this time, for a sequel that finds Emily Blunt‘s Evelyn Abbott and the kids (Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) on the road into a world ravaged by alien monsters who hunt by sound. In addition to the returning cast, A Quiet Place: Part II introduces newcomers Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou as fellow survivors.

The film just screened for the first round of press and it looks like the sequel is just as nerve-racking, anxiety-inducing, and theater-partner-shushing as the first one. The use of silence in A Quiet Place was such a unique hook and a huge part of what turned it into a phenomenon, so it’s interesting to see first reactions pretty much unanimously agree that it doesn’t feel like a gimmick the second time around.
A Quiet Place: Part II arrives in theaters on March 20.
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 10:24 AM
Robbie’s supervillain is a loose cannon blasting glitter bombs in Cathy Yan’s deliciously unhinged DC spinoff

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Kudos to whoever it was at DC Comics who realised that, while the good guys in the stable are kind of played out (and let’s face it, the Batsuit is looking increasingly like a concrete boot for the career), there is all kinds of fun to be had with the bad guys. Further props to DC for riding out the initial wobble that was Suicide Squad and ploughing forward with first Joker and now Birds of Prey, a showcase for the exuberantly unhinged Harley Quinn, who, when the film starts, is in the process of carving out her place in the world following her breakup with the J-man.
The film may take its title from DC’s crime-fighting superhero crew, but it’s Harley’s show. And, reprising the role from Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie goes full tilt at the character, armed with a baseball bat and a tray of shots. With her trademark brand of fizzing, colour-popping Quinn-sanity, it’s fair to say that she is more than a match for her former beau in the crazy-town stakes. But she makes madness seem a whole lot more fun than Joker ever did. She’s a loose cannon blasting glitter bombs and coloured smoke.
There are unreliable narrators. And then there’s Quinn, whose pinball machine of a mind rattles around the timeline of the story she is trying to piece together. Screenwriter Christina Hodson smartly taps into Harley’s firecracker attention span and harnesses it as a storytelling device.

The bones of the plot: dumped by Joker, Harley finds that Gotham City is packed with newly emboldened enemies. Most significant of these is Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor), who, along with his boyfriend/henchman Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina), aims to peel the skin from Harley’s face. Yes, this is a film that earns its 15 certificate.

In order to survive, Harley must join forces with Roman’s other enemies: mysterious vigilante and socially maladroit badass Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, great fun); singer turned driver Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell); cop Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez); and teen pickpocket Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco).
Director Cathy Yan brilliantly captures a gaudy, grubby sense of place, part Gotham City, part the sparking trash-fire inside Harley’s head. And, while there’s an unfortunate It’s a Knockout vibe to some of the action, for the most part it’s a riot: slickly choreographed bone-snapping chaos executed with a demented, cheerleading flourish.

And following Martin Scorsese’s criticism of comic book films as theme parks rather than cinema, it’s tempting to read Birds of Prey as a satisfyingly minxy comeback: it’s the movie equivalent of a fairground ride with all the bolts loosened and the safety booklet blazed long ago when someone ran out of Rizlas.
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 10:17 AM
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Eliza Hittman's excellent film arrives later this month.

Focus Features has released a new trailer for Eliza Hittman‘s drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always. The story follows two teenage girls, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and Skylar (Talia Ryder), as they travel from Pennsylvania to New York so that Autumn can get an abortion without her parents knowing about it (in Pennsylvania you need parental consent).
This new trailer is filled with blurbs of critical acclaim and I agree with it. I caught the film at Sundance and was floored and devastated by it. In my review, I wrote:
Hittman doesn’t need to get flashy or swing for a big moment because what hooks you about Never Rarely Sometimes Always is the “normalcy” of it all. There’s nothing spectacular about the lack of abortion providers or the hidden costs of trying to obtain an abortion or the “clinics” that deceive young women to suit an anti-abortion agenda rather than the needs of the patient. All of this is treated as normal in America and it leads to a teenager like Autumn punching herself in the stomach in her bedroom hoping to induce a miscarriage. I don’t know who that system works for, but it certainly doesn’t work for the person who’s actually pregnant.
It’s a film that’s well worth your time and I hope you check it out when it comes to a theater near you.
Watch the new Never Rarely Sometimes Always trailer below. The film opens in limited release on March 13th.

Here’s the official synopsis for Never Rarely Sometimes Always:

Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, the film is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.
by clarkkenallstar at 03-06-2020, 10:12 AM
Dave Bautista has quite the 2020 ahead of him! Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune is set to hit theaters on December 18th and Zack Snyder‘s Army of the Dead is expected to arrive on Netflix at some point this year, but first, Bautista has My Spy making its way into theaters. He leads the March 13th release as JJ, a CIA operative who gets demoted and scores a lackluster assignment – going undercover and keeping an eye on 9-year-old Sophie (Chloe Coleman) and her family. Making matters worse for JJ? Sophie winds up figuring out who he his and forces JJ to teach her how to be a spy in exchange for not blowing his cover.

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With the film’s nationwide release right around the corner, Bautista took some time to hang out with Collider at the Funko store in Hollywood. Check out the video at the top of this article to catch Bautista talking to Collider’s own Dorian Parks about everything from My Spy to the huge Guardians of the Galaxy and WWE presence at the Funko store, making the move from wrestling to acting, what inspired him to get into fitness to begin with, and so much more. My personal favorite bit of this conversation? Bautista’s interest in a Drax movie idea that James Gunn came up with – a Drax and Mantis (Pom Klementieff) team-up movie.
Here’s the official synopsis of My Spy:
MY SPY follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit. The film is being directed by Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) from a script penned by Jon and Erich Hoeber (“Red”).
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