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‘Voyagers’ Film Review: Effective Genre Movie Shoots ‘Lord of the Flies’ to Outer Space

‘Voyagers’ Film Review: Effective Genre Movie Shoots ‘Lord of the Flies’ to Outer Space
Making its way into theaters with minimal fanfare, “Voyagers” is a smart and effective little sci-fi thriller about the best-laid plans of scientists crumbling in the face of teenage hormones and human frailty.

Even if the screenplay by director Neil Burger (“The Upside”) doesn’t carry through its darker observations about aggression, manipulation, and the politics of fear all the way to the end, it does at least raise those questions and display the best and worst of humanity over the course of its running time. Add some heartfelt performances and the wonderfully futuristic sheen of Scott Chambliss’ production design and Kevin Houlihan’s art direction, and the results are genre cinema that’s both thrilling and thought-provoking.

It’s the not-too-distant future, and climate change has led humanity to seek out another planet that will support the species. The one they find will take 86 years to get to, so
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Chris Hemsworth Thinks Bodybuilding Keeps Him from Being Seen as a Serious Actor

Chris Hemsworth Thinks Bodybuilding Keeps Him from Being Seen as a Serious Actor
The MCU is filled with beefcakes. But none of the cakes are beefier than Australian actor Chris Hemsworth. With each new Thor movie, Hemsworth's abs grew more defined, his arms became veinier, and his biceps bulged a little bit more. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, the actor revealed that the downtime necessitated by the global lockdown before he started filming Thor: Love and Thunder ensured that he is in the best physical condition of his life for the God of Thunder's latest adventure.

"This is probably the fittest and strongest I've been before all the Thors. Having this time at home meant I explored different methods, to see how I can manipulate my body with just the right amount of powerlifting and bodybuilding workouts."

With other superhero movie actors, you often get a sense that they are only hitting the gym due to a contractual obligation. But in Hemsworth's case,
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Jon Stewart Sets Title for Upcoming Current Affairs Series at Apple TV+

Jon Stewart Sets Title for Upcoming Current Affairs Series at Apple TV+
There’s still a lot we don’t know about Jon Stewart‘s forthcoming Apple TV+ series — but we do know what it will be called.

The current events-based show has officially been titled The Problem With Jon Stewart, the streaming service announced Wednesday.

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As first reported last October, The Problem will be an hour-long series that takes an in-depth look at one topic per episode, including
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Jean-Marc Vallée & Nathan Ross’ Crazyrose Inks First-Look Deal With HBO & HBO Max

Jean-Marc Vallée & Nathan Ross’ Crazyrose Inks First-Look Deal With HBO & HBO Max
Jean-Marc Vallée and Nathan Ross, the Emmy-winning producers behind HBO’s Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects, have entered into a three-year first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max via their Crazyrose production company. Under the deal, Vallée and Ross will executive produce both Gorilla and the Bird, a limited series based on the memoir by Zack McDermott which Vallée will also direct, and The Players Table, starring Sydney Sweeney and Halsey to be directed by Annabelle Attanasio.

“We’ve had the incredible fortune to collaborate with Jean-Marc and Nathan for several years now and have witnessed first-hand their brilliant instincts for what resonates with audiences,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming. “As a director, Jean-Marc has an undeniable, distinct, and visceral sensibility which masterfully elevates everything he touches. We could not be more ecstatic to expand our partnership with Crazyrose, and we can’t wait for the stories we will tell with them.
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The Best Gifts for DC Comics Fans

The Best Gifts for DC Comics Fans
With the fan-anticipated release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, now streaming on HBO Max, and the upcoming The Suicide Squad in August, 2021 is shaping up to be another big year for the Dceu (DC Extended Universe).

DC Comics was founded more than 85 years ago, but their popularity really kicked off when writers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster introduced Superman with the release of “Action Comics #1,” which is considered to be the first comic book to feature the a true “superhero” character as we know it today.

DC Films, meanwhile,
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10 Underrated Movies Starring Actors From The Star Wars Prequels

10 Underrated Movies Starring Actors From The Star Wars Prequels
George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels weren’t appreciated in their own time, but contemporary kids loved those movies and they’ve since turned them into cult classics with thousands of YouTube hot takes and a subreddit full of memes. While the exact execution of the trilogy has its fair share of flaws, the storytelling at large deals with some compelling themes.

Related: Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy's 5 Most Disappointing (& 5 Most Satisfying) Moments

From seasoned pros like Samuel L. Jackson and Liam Neeson to relative newcomers (at least back then) like Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor, the prequel trilogy was filled with incredible actors. Those actors have starred in plenty of hidden gems over the years.
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‘The Unholy’ Review: A Religious Horror Movie You Can Believe In

‘The Unholy’ Review: A Religious Horror Movie You Can Believe In
The Unholy” is a good tight scary commercial theological horror film. Its spooks and demons unfurl within a pop version of Christianity, which makes it sound no more exotic than last week’s “Exorcist” knockoff or last year’s helping of the “Conjuring” franchise. But “The Unholy” has a religious plot that actually works for it. It stars an unheralded actress named Cricket Brown — mark my words, she’s going to go on to major things — who plays a deaf-mute young woman named Alice, who has visions of what she thinks is the Virgin Mary. Absorbing Mary’s spirit, Alice can suddenly hear and speak, and she can heal the sick, which attracts crowds of people to her rural town of Banfield, Mass. “The Unholy” is adapted from a 1983 James Herbert novel, and as written and directed by Evan Spiliotopoulos it could almost be a faith-based horror film. Good and
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Watch Chris Hemsworth Prove His Thor Strength Against an Arcade Game

Watch Chris Hemsworth Prove His Thor Strength Against an Arcade Game
Thor has fought many evil foes in the MCU, but perhaps none as dastardly as an immobile arcade game that tests one's own strengths. The punching bag game challenged Chris Hemsworth to a fight, but it was actually the actor's stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton who walked away the winner. Hemsworth posted video of his tussle with the game to his Instagram stories, which only goes to prove that you should stay out of this God's way when he starts swinging fists.

Testing his punching strength against the arcade game, Chris Hemsworth proves that he is truly worthy of Thor's hammer. And it's no wonder that Marvel cast him in the role over a decade ago. Hemsworth has been shooting the fourth installment in the MCU franchise in Australia, with Thor: Love and Thunder hitting theaters in 2022. The actor took some time off to enjoy the local arcade, and showed off
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Russell Crowe Scores Role in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Russell Crowe Scores Role in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’
Could Asgard’s band of merry players be getting a gladiator?

Russell Crowe will appear in an unspecified role in Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which is currently in production in Australia with director Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Christian Bale.

The fourth “Thor” movie has lined up several A-list cameos already, with Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth and Sam Neill all reprising their appearances in 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok” as Asgardian actors playing versions of Loki, Thor and Odin. Melissa McCarthy was also recently photographed shooting a scene as the “Ragnarok” villain Hela (as first played by Cate Blanchett).

Whether Crowe will join them remains unclear, but he will be part of an already sprawling cast for “Love and Thunder.” Beyond Bale (who is playing the villain Gorr the God Butcher), Waititi is also reprising he role as the rocky alien Korg, Jaimie Alexander
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Russell Crowe Confirmed for Thor: Love and Thunder

Russell Crowe Confirmed for Thor: Love and Thunder
Russell Crowe has joined Chris Hemsworth in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder. Details on the Gladiator actor's role are being kept under wraps at this time, though Deadline reports that the idea was to surprise fans with a "fun cameo" from Crowe when the movie is released. That train left the station when recent photos of Crowe hanging out with the cast in Australia went viral, and his involvement in the movie has now been confirmed.

Meanwhile, it was also recently revealed that Matt Damon will make a special appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder as well, reprising the small part he played in Thor: Ragnarok. Christian Bale of The Dark Knight fame will also be making his Marvel debut as the movie's villain, Gorr the God Butcher. Of course, Chris Hemsworth is also back as the titular superhero along with Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster,
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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Will Feature Russell Crowe

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Will Feature Russell Crowe
The Thor: Love and Thunder cast now includes Russell Crowe. Crowe’s role is being kept secret, and it’s assumed that it won’t amount to more than a cameo. Still, the actor has been confirmed to appear in the Taika Waititi-directed Marvel Studios sequel, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie […]

The post ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Will Feature Russell Crowe appeared first on /Film.
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‘Thor: Love And Thunder’: Russell Crowe Lands Role In Sequel

‘Thor: Love And Thunder’: Russell Crowe Lands Role In Sequel
Exclusive: Russell Crowe has joined the cast of Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, joining Chris Hemsworth, who is reprising his role as the God of Thunder; Natalie Portman; and Christian Bale, who will be playing the villain. Crowe’s role is being kept under wraps and the hope was to surprise fans with this fun cameo when the film was released, but following recent photos of Crowe hanging out with the cast all over Australia, Deadline has confirmed he is in the movie.

Insiders say Crowe is one of many surprises to come out of the film, with Matt Damon also confirmed to reprise his cameo from Thor: Ragnarok.

Taika Waititi is back as director of the of the movie with plot details being kept under wraps. The film is set to bow on May 6, 2022.

Crowe was recently tapped to star opposite Zac Efron in Peter Farrelly’s The Greatest Beer Run Ever,
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Jeff Goldblum to Return as Grandmaster in Thor: Love and Thunder?

Jeff Goldblum to Return as Grandmaster in Thor: Love and Thunder?
Is Jeff Goldblum making his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Thor: Love and Thunder? There is at least some evidence to support the idea that Grandmaster, who Goldblum played previously in Thor: Ragnarok, will indeed be suiting back up for the upcoming sequel. Though, to be clear, this is far from confirmed at this point and the presentation of this evidence should not be taken as confirmation.

Acting royalty in Rusty's box! Caption this
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New photo shows Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana ahead of biopic Spencer

New photo shows Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana ahead of biopic Spencer
Shooting has moved to the UK on the forthcoming film Spencer, as Poldark’s Jack Farthing cast as Prince Charles

A new image of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana has been released, as shooting on forthcoming biopic Spencer moves to the UK.

Stewart, 30, will play the late princess in the film, directed by Chilean film-maker Pablo Larraín, whose biopic of Jackie Kennedy starring Natalie Portman won multiple Oscar nominations in 2017.
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Sophia Bush Partners With Wondery For ‘Work In Progress’ Podcast

Sophia Bush Partners With Wondery For ‘Work In Progress’ Podcast
Sophia Bush has joined forces with Wondery to launch new episodes of her podcast, Work In Progress.

The podcast, which will return in mid-April, features exclusive interviews with guests including Hillary Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Jose Andres and more. Work in Progress with Sophia Bush sees frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire the actress about how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they think they’re still going. These discussions stem from her “aha” moment of realizing you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.

Work In Progress serves as a window into the minds and vulnerabilities of some of the most inspiring, influential and powerful celebrities, politicians, artists, activists, and professionals. Previous episodes’ guests include Damon Lindelof, Cori Bush, Mary L. Trump and Natalie Portman.

Wondery is a premium podcast organization known for “Dr. Death,
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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Film ‘Spencer’ Adds Jack Farthing as Prince Charles

Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana Film ‘Spencer’ Adds Jack Farthing as Prince Charles
Filming has shifted to the U.K. Thursday on “Spencer,” the biographical film that stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, and the film has also added to its cast Jack Farthing as Prince Charles.

The film, directed by Pablo Larraín, focuses on the one weekend when Diana decided to leave her marriage to Prince Charles. Spencer was her maiden name before she wed the British royal. Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana in “Spencer” alongside Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris. The film is directed by Larraín, who transformed Natalie Portman into Jackie Kennedy for the film “Jackie,” and written by Steven Knight, known for “Peaky Blinders,” “Locke” and “Dirty Pretty Things.”

Neon, which is expected to release “Spencer” later this year, also released another new image of Stewart as Diana, which you can see above. The film hopes to hit theaters this fall ahead of the 25th anniversary
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Pablo Larrain’s ‘Spencer’ fills Prince Charles role as shoot moves to UK

Pablo Larrain’s ‘Spencer’ fills Prince Charles role as shoot moves to UK
Pablo Larrain directs the feature that stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana.

Pablo Larrain’s Spencer has cast Poldark star Jack Farthing as Prince Charles, as the shoot moves to the UK for the final stretch of filming.

The film, which stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, has been shooting in Germany since January 28 at the Schloss Marquardt in Potsdam, a castle which is doubling as Sandringham Estate. But the production has now moved to the UK for the remainder of filming and is shooting on location in Norfolk.

Farthing is a London-born actor who played George Warleggan in all
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Netflix Announces ‘The Circle,’ ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)

Netflix Announces ‘The Circle,’ ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)
In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix announced the return of reality competition series “The Circle” and “Too Hot to Handle,” and Bravo set the premiere date for Season 13 of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Programming

Popsugar announced Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Shonda Rhimes, Marsai Martin, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Auli’i Cravalho will join “Girl Talk,” a one-hour special hosted by Sofia Wylie on March 25 that will air at 9 p.m. on TLC, Discovery Plus and Popsugar’s website, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook channels. Bringing awareness to adolescent girls’ education around the world, the keynote conversation will feature Michelle Obama and girls from Girls Opportunity Alliance and be moderated by Lily Singh. The lineup also includes Andra Day, Demi Lovato, Julia Roberts, Kristen Bell, Meryl Streep, Naomi Osaka, Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman and Shaun Robinson.

Dates

Lxtv announced it will premiere “Celebrity Sleepover” on April 3 following the end of
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Jaimie Alexander Wraps as Lady Sif on Thor: Love and Thunder

Jaimie Alexander Wraps as Lady Sif on Thor: Love and Thunder
It seems that Jaimie Alexander, who will reprise the role of warrior goddess Lady Sif in Thor: Love and Thunder, has now wrapped filming on the highly anticipated Marvel sequel. Filming on the movie is currently ongoing in Australia, with the actress recently confirming that she was spending her last day in Sydney before heading home to L.A.

“Last day in Sydney”

Jaimie Alexander (jaimiealexander on Ig) pic.twitter.com/gnOeCvDvJo

Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) March 21, 2021

Thor fans were ecstatic to hear that Lady Sif would be joining the ever-growing ensemble cast for Love and Thunder, with Jaimie Alexander first flying out to Sydney during the last week of January. The actress has spent nearly two months on the production, which should be plenty of time for Lady Sif to have a substantial role in the movie.

Lady Sif has become a background staple within the Marvel Cinematic Universe,
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Marsai Martin, Kelly Clarkson, and Auli'i Cravalho Join Star-Packed Lineup For Girl Talk Event With Popsugar and Michelle Obama

Marsai Martin, Kelly Clarkson, and Auli'i Cravalho Join Star-Packed Lineup For Girl Talk Event With Popsugar and Michelle Obama
As if we weren't already thrilled to join an empowering conversation with Michelle Obama and the Girls Opportunity Alliance at Popsugar's upcoming Girl Talk event, we're about to drop a majorly star-studded lineup of musical performers and special guests that'll have you texting your group chat faster than you can say knowledge is our superpower.

Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Sofia Wylie will be hosting the one-hour virtual event on Thursday, March 25, at 9 p.m. Et/6 p.m. Pt, which will include a keynote conversation between Mrs. Obama and two incredibly inspiring students from the Girls Opportunity Alliance, Sonali Pathak and Turipamue Kazohua, moderated by talk show host Lilly Singh. A part of the Obama Foundation, the Girls Opportunity Alliance was established to empower adolescent girls through education by supporting grassroots organizations around the world that work to remove the barriers that hold girls back.
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