Hugh Jackman – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:08:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://passionrecut.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Hugh Jackman – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ 32 32 Avengers: Endgame directors would love to see Chris Evans play Wolverine https://passionrecut.com/avengers-endgame-directors-would-love-to-see-chris-evans-play-wolverine/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:08:27 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/avengers-endgame-directors-would-love-to-see-chris-evans-play-wolverine/ Chris Evans is Captain America. But Joe and Anthony Russo think he’d make a great… Wolverine? During an interview with ComicBook.com, the makers of Avengers: Endgame were asked if the duo would theoretically make a multiverse MCU movie, who would Chris Evans star as? Joe Russo was quick to say Wolverine, and he revealed why […]]]>

Chris Evans is Captain America. But Joe and Anthony Russo think he’d make a great… Wolverine?

During an interview with ComicBook.com, the makers of Avengers: Endgame were asked if the duo would theoretically make a multiverse MCU movie, who would Chris Evans star as? Joe Russo was quick to say Wolverine, and he revealed why he thinks Evans is perfect for the iconic X-Men role.

“Evans has incredible reach and great physicality, and he’s really good at controlling his body,” Joe Russo said. “He’s an amazing actor. I don’t mean this in a bad way, but he has nothing to do with Captain America. Steve Rogers is very controlled and quiet, understated. Chris is energetic, funny and charismatic, and he brings a lot of energy to filming. I would love to see him do something like Wolverine.

Of course, live-action Wolverine has been played by Hugh Jackman since he appeared in the 2000 X-Men movie. But with the X-Men now part of the MCU, we just might see Marvel looking for an all-new Wolverine. Especially since Jackman hung up his claws with Logan – the epic send off he deserved.

Still, the idea of ​​Chris Evans becoming Wolverine is definitely wishful thinking. After all, he has already played of them various Marvel roles – originally as Johnny Storm in the 2005 Fantastic Four film, not to mention its sequel.

Plus, The Human Torch is a role that Evans himself is even more eager to revisit. “God, wouldn’t that be great?” he said MTV News. “No one has ever come to see me about it. I mean, I don’t look exactly like myself anymore. It was 15 years ago, almost 20 years ago. Oh my God, I’m old.

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“I really like this character,” he added. “But I think they’re not doing something now with Fantastic Four?” I guess all bets are off. Yeah. Listen, I would like that. I’d love it. It would actually be an easier sell for me than coming back as Cap. You know what I mean? Cap is so precious to me. And you know, I almost don’t want to upset what a great experience it was. But Johnny Storm, I feel like he hasn’t really had his day. That was before Marvel really found its footing. So I loved that role and, you know, who knows.

I feel like Wolverine would be an even harder sell.

Find out how the MCU’s Phase Four could include the X-Men, as well as what Professor X’s appearance in the Multiverse of Madness really means.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment reporter and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Broadway’s ‘MJ’ gets box office bump after Tony Awards https://passionrecut.com/broadways-mj-gets-box-office-bump-after-tony-awards/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:13:24 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/broadways-mj-gets-box-office-bump-after-tony-awards/ NEW YORK — ‘MJ’, the hit Broadway musical about the King of Pop, had a huge box office bump after catching four Tony Awards and gain valuable exposure in front of millions during his electric broadcast performances. The Michael Jackson Show may have lost the Best New Music crown to “A Strange Loop,” but it […]]]>

NEW YORK — ‘MJ’, the hit Broadway musical about the King of Pop, had a huge box office bump after catching four Tony Awards and gain valuable exposure in front of millions during his electric broadcast performances.

The Michael Jackson Show may have lost the Best New Music crown to “A Strange Loop,” but it won Best Actor in a Music Trophy for Myles Frost and grossed $1,661,000 in the week after the Tonys. It’s the biggest box office jump last week on Broadway and a new high for the show.

“That’s one of the benefits of being able to be nominated for Tony is that you have the opportunity to perform on the Tonys and to be able to present our show to so many theater-loving people,” said Lia Vollack, the main producer.

Another show that saw a post-Tonys rebound was “A Strange Loop,” which grossed $845,313 for the week ending June 19, a jump of $168,998 from the previous week and a new summit for the show.

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Other musicals saw more modest gains, such as “Six” and “Paradise Square,” with a stunning performance by Best Actress in a Musical Joaquina Kalukango.

“MJ” is set during the build-up to Jackson’s 1992 “Dangerous” tour and travels back in time to explore his youth, with songs like “ABC”, “Black or White”, “Blame it on the Boogie”, “Bad”, “Billie Jean”, “Off the Wall” and “Thriller”. It also earned Christopher Wheeldon the Tony for Best Choreography.

“MJ” is planning a national tour that will begin in Chicago in July 2023, with a stopover in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September. Vollack spoke from London, which led to speculation that a West End production might be mounted.

Because “MJ” isn’t a star vehicle, Vollack hopes to replicate by finding someone as talented as Frost to run other businesses. “I think there’s some amazing talent out there, and we’re looking forward to finding people for years to come and hopefully in different companies to play the role,” she said.

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The Tony Awards reached 4.22 million viewers on June 12, a rebound for Broadway after the show in September last year was seen by 2.75 million people. Many took to Twitter in amazement after seeing Frost moonwalk during her performance of “Smooth Criminal.”

Vollack was gracious in her Tony wins, saying “any show that’s managed to happen in the last season actually deserves a Tony.”

“I was so proud to be a part of this season and to be a part of this community because this community is so resilient and dedicated and wants to create,” said Vollack, whose other Broadway credits include “Shuffle Along,” ” Tootsie” and the upcoming “Almost Famous”.

Tony’s telecast exposure usually translates to higher box office numbers the following week, but that certainly wasn’t the case with “The Music Man,” which lost $1,631,334. Star Hugh Jackman was not performing due to a second bout with COVID-19.

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The greatest showman 2 would be a mistake https://passionrecut.com/the-greatest-showman-2-would-be-a-mistake/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 12:10:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/the-greatest-showman-2-would-be-a-mistake/ The Greatest Showman took the world by storm in 2017, it would be a mistake to bring back Hugh Jackman as the charismatic PT Barnum in a sequel. It would be a mistake for disney to come out The greatest showman 2a sequel to the 2017 musical drama The the biggest Showman. Audiences received a […]]]>

The Greatest Showman took the world by storm in 2017, it would be a mistake to bring back Hugh Jackman as the charismatic PT Barnum in a sequel.

It would be a mistake for disney to come out The greatest showman 2a sequel to the 2017 musical drama The the biggest Showman. Audiences received a magical Christmas present in 2017, with the film becoming one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time. Cast members, including the main man Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams, have expressed interest in appearing in a follow-up. In 2019, The greatest showman 2 has been confirmed to be in production. However, since the 20e Acquired by Century Fox by Disney, the sequel ended up in development limbo.

Freely inspired by real events, The greatest showman tells the story of PT Barnum, an eccentric entertainer who, in search of fame and fortune, gathers particularly talented and interesting individuals to perform at his newest attraction: Barnum’s Circus. Jackman, who is no stranger to stage and screen musicals, stars as Barnum, backed by an ensemble cast including Keala Settle, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and musical high school veteran Zac Efron. Told through nine original songs, the uplifting story glosses over some of the real Barnum’s more questionable acts in favor of portraying him as a caring and inspiring showman.

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Despite a plethora of historical inaccuracies, the film’s massive entertainment value was undeniable. Yet, since all the narrative threads have been tied at the end, it’s hard to wonder where The greatest showman 2 would take the story next, implying that it would be a mistake to attempt a follow-up. By the end of the film, the successful circus had been handed over to Efron’s talented Phillip Carlyle, and Barnum was finally spending some precious time with his family, giving audiences a palpable sense of closure and a real sense of satisfaction. It would be a shame to lose that in a sequel. Considering the true true life story of PT Barnum, a sequel would unravel plot points that have already been resolved while continuing to show Barnum as a charismatic hero or diverge completely and investigate the darker areas of his life: a choice risky to follow up on its popular predecessor.



Zac Efron as Phillip and Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum in Greatest Showman

After grossing $434.9 million at the box office and the soundtrack album being the biggest-selling worldwide of 2018, The greatest showman 2 would undoubtedly make more money for Disney, but it would be at the expense of the narrative: beloved characters would feel stale, plot points would be unoriginal and forced, and the second soundtrack wouldn’t be as good. . Musical soundtracks often stick with audiences longer than the movie itself. The soundtrack to The greatest showman was no exception, contributing greatly to the film’s financial success. As a follow-up, a more immersive and thrilling experience would be to see this story adapted into a stage show rather than a sequel, bringing the glamorous, musical spectacle of the circus to audiences with greater impact than a potentially lackluster sequel.


It is undeniable that The greatest showman is a delightful film that works perfectly as a standalone feature film. A sequel would simply complicate the narrative and disappoint a once-loving audience. Considering Barnum’s real life, it would be a mistake to The greatest showman 2 to continue his story, and it would make more sense for Disney to quit while they’re ahead, leaving Jackman’s dramatized version of the man to be truly remembered as The greatest showman.

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Ryan Reynolds hilariously wishes his friend Hugh Jackman after being diagnosed with COVID-19 https://passionrecut.com/ryan-reynolds-hilariously-wishes-his-friend-hugh-jackman-after-being-diagnosed-with-covid-19/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:18:20 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/ryan-reynolds-hilariously-wishes-his-friend-hugh-jackman-after-being-diagnosed-with-covid-19/ Ryan Reynolds chose a hilarious way to wish his pal Hugh Jackman well after learning the ‘Logan’ star had contracted COVID-19 for the second time. The ‘Deadpool’ star posted a video on instagram “Sometimes when I’m alone, I sit and think about him,” the lyrics state. “And it hurts to remember all the good times […]]]>

Ryan Reynolds chose a hilarious way to wish his pal Hugh Jackman well after learning the ‘Logan’ star had contracted COVID-19 for the second time.

The ‘Deadpool’ star posted a video on instagram

“Sometimes when I’m alone, I sit and think about him,” the lyrics state. “And it hurts to remember all the good times when I thought I could never live without him, and I wonder if it has to be the same? Every time I see him, will it bring me back all pain ?”

In the video text, Reynolds appears to lament the lost opportunity for the two stars to appear in a Deadpool/Wolverine crossover film, which Reynolds jokingly had. suggests to previously.

“Feeling better,” Reynolds captioned the clip.

Jackman, who currently stars in “The Music Man” on Broadway and was temporarily replaced after his COVID diagnosis by his understudy Max Clayton, has kept himself busy during his downtime.

On Thursday he published a instagram Met Gala back May 2. Unlike his sharp tuxedo and tails, Jackman’s delivery in the video is anything but smooth as he passes his line to the camera and blows a raspberry.

“Things to do when you have covid. Again,” Jackman captioned the clip. “Clean up your iPhone photos and videos.”

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Hugh Jackman lists Manhattan House – DIRT https://passionrecut.com/hugh-jackman-lists-manhattan-house-dirt/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:22:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/hugh-jackman-lists-manhattan-house-dirt/ If you want to live like Hugh Jackman, you better win like a triple threat A-lister. The stage and screen veteran’s recently listed triplex condo in New York’s West Village not only carries an elephantine price tag of nearly $40 million, a few clicks and smacks on the abacus show that monthly taxes and common […]]]>

If you want to live like Hugh Jackman, you better win like a triple threat A-lister. The stage and screen veteran’s recently listed triplex condo in New York’s West Village not only carries an elephantine price tag of nearly $40 million, a few clicks and smacks on the abacus show that monthly taxes and common expenses accrue up to $734,000 per year.

Currently featuring alongside Broadway royal Sutton Foster in a revival of the 1957 musical “The music man“, The “X-Men” franchise star and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, have owned the airy condo for fourteen years. According to tax records as well as New York Postthe first to appear on the list, the Furness-Jackmans paid $21 million for the sui generis condo late 2008. Listing is held by Deborah Grubman, David Adler and Paul Albaniall The Corcoran Group.

A flamboyant sculptural spiral staircase, part of which is encased in a circular wall of glass, connects the three bright floors of the approximately 11,000 square foot condo that is almost entirely enveloped in floor-to-ceiling glass with five en-suite bedrooms and five full and two half baths. There are a trio of small balconies, one on each floor, and uninterrupted views up, down, and across the Hudson River to the New Jersey skyline.

The immaculate, almost entirely white interior architecture was managed for the previous owner by Richard Meier, also the building’s architect, who cleverly divided the living, entertaining and private spaces into distinct zones. The main living and entertaining areas, in the middle of the 9th floor of the triplex, comprise a large open plan space that forms a U around a carefully arranged central core that houses closets, a powder room and a single storey wine cellar. , as well as a catering kitchen and a pantry. A grand piano anchors one end of the double-height living room, while a massive double-sided fireplace that seems to magically float above the floor separates the spacious dining room from a study/home office. Creamy natural stone countertops cascade to the ends of the 20+ foot island in the open-plan kitchen with breakfast nook which also sports a commercial-grade range set in a bank of stainless steel cabinetry.

Four en-suite guest bedrooms share the 8th floor with a 30-foot-long family room, library, and powder room. An entire wall of one of the bedrooms functions as a gigantic pocket door which, when it disappears into the wall, almost doubles the size of the adjoining bookcase.

Perfect for a superstar actor, tech mogul or financial industry big cat, the 10th highest floor is dedicated to the owner’s retirement. The loft bedroom spans the full width of the building as it overlooks the river and the living room below, and the sleek, minimalist bathroom features a cleverly designed baby blue glass privacy screen. The sprawling suite also offers a fitness area, two walk-in closets, tons of built-in units, a pair of fitted walk-in closets, a large sauna, and a small laundry room.

Residents of the 13-unit boutique building are pampered with a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-time doorman and concierge services, and a full-service parking garage. But the best equipment might just be the home catering service available at Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Perry Street restaurant, located on the ground floor of the building, where a hamburger costs 30 dollars and a fries costs another twelve. Other big names with units in the building include Vongerichten, Calvin Klein, Ian Schrager, and multidisciplinary designers Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu.

Jackman and Furness aren’t abandoning New York; they plan to stay in the immediate area. And like many New Yorkers who have the dough to do so, they also maintain a posh second home in the Hamptons. In their case, it’s a custom-built waterfront resort in a quiet, undiscovered neighborhood of East Hampton that they snapped up in two deals, one in 2014 and the other in 2015, for a total expenditure of $7.5 million.

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Hugh Jackman tests positive for Covid hours after Tonys performance – Deadline https://passionrecut.com/hugh-jackman-tests-positive-for-covid-hours-after-tonys-performance-deadline/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 23:17:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/hugh-jackman-tests-positive-for-covid-hours-after-tonys-performance-deadline/ Hugh Jackman tested positive today for Covid, according to The music man producer Kate Horton. As a result, replacement Max Clayton will play Professor Harold Hill on Broadway alongside Sutton Foster from Tuesday until June 21. The news comes just hours after Jackman, who also had Covid late last year, performed live on stage at […]]]>

Hugh Jackman tested positive today for Covid, according to The music man producer Kate Horton. As a result, replacement Max Clayton will play Professor Harold Hill on Broadway alongside Sutton Foster from Tuesday until June 21.

The news comes just hours after Jackman, who also had Covid late last year, performed live on stage at the Tonys with Foster and a number of other actors. You can watch that below.

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Deadline reached out to reps to The music man regarding the rest of the cast and will add any statements we receive.

Jackman is the second major Broadway star last week to get it, after it was announced on Wednesday that Beanie Feldstein would miss a week of funny girl performances.

In a statement, producer Horton said, “Once again the stand-ins and stunt doubles save the day and in this case it’s Max Clayton to the rescue. We are delighted to see him play alongside the wonderful Sutton Foster and wish Hugh a speedy recovery.

Ticket holders for upcoming shows at the Winter Garden Theater should contact their original point of purchase if they wish to exchange them for a future performance.

The music man is directed by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle.

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Tony Awards 2022: A great night for Jennifer Hudson and anyone called Michael Jackson https://passionrecut.com/tony-awards-2022-a-great-night-for-jennifer-hudson-and-anyone-called-michael-jackson/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 06:38:10 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/tony-awards-2022-a-great-night-for-jennifer-hudson-and-anyone-called-michael-jackson/ House Television Tony Awards 2022: a beautiful evening for Jennifer Hudson and for anyone… It was a great night at the Tonys for Jennifer Hudson and anyone named Michael Jackson. JHud. became an EGOT last night, earning a Tony for producing “Strange Loop.” Her Emmys, Grammys and Oscars are […]]]>



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It was a great night at the Tonys for Jennifer Hudson and anyone named Michael Jackson.

JHud. became an EGOT last night, earning a Tony for producing “Strange Loop.” Her Emmys, Grammys and Oscars are otherwise for performances.

It wasn’t such a good night for “The Music Man,” Broadway’s biggest hit. The show did not win any Tony Awards.

It was a great night for Broadway veterans Patti Lupone and Phylicia Rashad, who won respective featured actress awards for a musical – “Company” – and a play – “Skeleton Crew.”

For newcomers who played Michael Jackson or wrote a very edgy musical and were called Michael Jackson, everything was fine. Newcomer Myles Frost beat out Hugh Jackman and Billy Crystal for Best Actor in a Musical in “MJ.” Then a musical called “A Strange Loop,” which won only one other award, Best Book of a Musical, won Best Musical. Michael R. Jackson wrote it.

“Six” won the highest score, which means that the best musical didn’t have the best music. Go figure. Best Musical also didn’t have best lighting or choreography – those went to “MJ the Musical”. Fake Michael Jackson.

But the whole story of “Strange Loop” is strange. And now that it’s won Best Musical, it’ll be curious to see how it fares when it’s time for a national tour, side tour and school licensing. There may be some sort of G-rated version that can be offered.

But the overall Tonys 2022 show was a success. Ariana deBose turned out to be an excellent host, Glenn Weiss directed another winner. The performances were top notch, especially Bernadette Peters singing Sondheim. Billy Porter gave a moving rendition of “On the Street Where You Live” during In Memoriam. And Billy Crystal kind of stole the show when he did a segment of “Mr. Saturday night.”

Of course, the real curveball was the performance of “Paradise Alley” star Joaquina Kalukango. Many in Radio City had never heard of her. But she quit the show, raised five thousand, then won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical. “Paradise Alley” is about to close, but she’ll single-handedly keep it open for a bit. Wow.

Later in the day on the after party at the Plaza Hotel. There were smaller parties for individual shows, but the Plaza was the scene of a ton of celebrities who arrived hungry and were greeted with lots of delicious food. Among those I spoke to were Uzo Aduba, Zach Braff, Tony Goldwyn, Carmen Cusack and her soap star husband Paul Telfer, the inimitable Adrienne Warren and David Furnish.

A great end to a difficult season!

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Jack Del Rio new face of NFL’s toxic problem in Washington https://passionrecut.com/jack-del-rio-new-face-of-nfls-toxic-problem-in-washington/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/jack-del-rio-new-face-of-nfls-toxic-problem-in-washington/ It’s about some things a slow thinker in pro football named Jack Del Rio said the other day. Del Rio, sounding like he played without a helmet when he was in the league, was trying to explain his core beliefs, as they are, about his country following the police killing of George Floyd. And maybe […]]]>

It’s about some things a slow thinker in pro football named Jack Del Rio said the other day. Del Rio, sounding like he played without a helmet when he was in the league, was trying to explain his core beliefs, as they are, about his country following the police killing of George Floyd. And maybe show the world at the same time that he’s a dream employee for Washington commanders, a dumping ground for an organization.

“I can watch pictures on TV, people’s livelihoods are destroyed, businesses are burnt down, no problem. And then we have a dust in the Capitol, nothing burned, and we’re going to make it a major deal.

Del Rio posted about half an apology on Twitter after that, or just half an apology, you decide:

“I made comments earlier today referring to the attack that took place on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. I stand by my comments condemning the violence in communities across the country. I say this while expressing my support as an American citizen for a peaceful protest in our country. I have fully supported all peaceful protests in America. I love, respect and support all of my fellow coaches, players and staff. I work with and respect their views and opinions.

It was also false and dishonest, even for sports, so often the home office for false and dishonest excuses once a sports personality gets whipped, often for looking like an asshole, in the square public. The only statement he came back to was that of January 6, 2021, a shameful and violent assault on the Capitol and on the transfer of power in a democracy, being a “dust”.

He didn’t mean that either. What he said originally is what he meant. That’s why the team is now fining him $100,000, which isn’t enough and doesn’t change his beliefs or who he is. The money, by the way, goes to the US Capitol Police Memorial Fund. Commanders should double that. Or triple it. At least, just because of the damage Del Rio caused by opening his big mouth.

We hear all the time about the toxic work environment with the Washington Commanders, formerly known as the Washington Football Team, a team so called because its featherweight owner, Daniel Snyder, refused for as long as he needed it. made to remove the racist nickname from the team. Of course, Del Rio works for him. Because you know who the current toxic environment is with the commanders?

Del Rio is.

Fate and not head coach Ron Rivera brought Del Rio to Snyder, the ugliest owner in professional sports now that Donald Sterling is bankrupt. Usually guys like Sterling and guys like Snyder go on and on, get richer, get new stadiums, watch the money roll in (in Snyder’s case, that includes the money he’s been accused of withholding to other owners) forever. They go on and on even when the United States Congress investigates their business practices, especially regarding the women who worked for Snyder, women who say the operation was run by bums.

This was before Snyder named his wife, Tanya, co-CEO, and why do you think?

Take a good look at what Del Rio was really saying about social justice in this country, and how he acted like the assault on Capitol Hill was some kind of speed bump on the road to President Biden’s election being certified on the 6th January before some mean, stupid thugs, encouraged by the previous guy in the White House, basically tried to tear down the guardrails on how we govern, in one of the shameful moments in our country’s history.

So this week a proud boy in National Football League training – and after all the rhetoric and money commissioner Roger Goodell has thrown at social justice since George Floyd, what is he going to do about Del Rio? – call it a “dust”.

Now compare that to what Colin Kaepernick, who is now trying to find his way, perhaps, back to professional football with the Raiders, has done.

He took a knee.

Despite all the bogus old-boy rhetoric about it, he didn’t lead an insurrection, just a protest movement. He didn’t dishonor the flag, he didn’t dishonor our soldiers. He didn’t break the windows, he didn’t attack the transfer of power, he didn’t assault the police (the worst thing he ever did, and not for long, was wear those socks of pork, at the beginning for him). He didn’t storm government offices and go after the Vice President of the United States, looking to do God knows what.

He took a knee to make his own statement about racial injustice in America. Before long he was out of the game. Is Jack Del Rio about to be out of the game for what he said the other day, his rather ridiculous attempt at an apology, like trying to present himself as someone one trying to get us all together and have a conversation about race, notwithstanding? We’ll see that, now that the NAACP is after him.

Already people worry about the dreaded VS words with Del Rio. Cancel culture. This concern mostly comes from people who haven’t given a tear over the years of what could have become Kaepernick’s heyday when Kaepernick was essentially blackballed from professional football, despite being someone who, at his best, had one of the best and most versatile. performances in NFL playoff history against the Packers (263 passing yards, 181 rushing yards, ultimately accounting for four touchdowns, January 2013).

Then he took a knee, years before someone like Del Rio came along to offer a raised middle finger to anyone who thought January 6 could have been anything more than dust, and made the same gesture towards how the country reacted after the knee finally left George Floyd.

But there’s a bigger issue here beyond the stench now attached to Del Rio:

When is the National Football League going to do something real and meaningful about what the commanders/football team have become under Snyder’s watch. At least Del Rio had to stay there and take it this week. When should Snyder do the same? When is there some accountability about a franchise that has been this kind of embarrassment, off the field and so often on, for so long?

For now, however, the face of Snyder’s team is Jack (Dust Up) Del Rio. It’s just perfect and totally appropriate.

“I believe what I believe and I will say what I mean,” Del Rio said.

Somebody explain something to this guy: what he thinks is the problem. The final problem, and a beauty, at the clown show that employs him. For the moment.

Once again we need the great quote from the late great George Young about all those golfers who took blood money from the Saudis:

“When they say it’s not about the money, it’s always about the money.”

The other day Graeme McDowell said what the Saudi government did to Jamal Khashoggi was “reprehensible”.

Then McDowell added: “But we are proud to help the Saudis if they want to use golf to get where they want to be…”

Sorry.

There are no buts, asshole.

You’re helping cover up a murderous regime.

No ifs and Where but about it.

Besides?

Of course, the Saudis hired former George W. Bush weapons of mass destruction flack, Ari Fleischer, to host that first press conference for them in London.

Fleischer would run into a burning building if he thought someone had dropped money inside.

Maybe Phil Mickelson, who was paid the most blood money, thinks it won’t stick with him.

It will be.

The fact that he won the PGA at 50 seems to have happened 50 years ago.

Buddy Stanton wonders what Rangers fans know about living with James Dolan that could give Knicks fans hope.

Quin Snyder should already be on the Knicks’ radar.

Who established the Mets’ recent schedule, the rest of the National League East?

Dude, if you haven’t read Jordan Harper’s fiction, starting with “She Rode Shotgun,” you should.

Rangers’ roar over the past month shows you just how much this city yearns for another title.

In anything.

Tom Biersdorfer’s last day at the Daily News was Friday.

The good news is that he’s staying with the company, at a time when the company needs all the good publishers it can get.

But that’s bad news for us, because Tom is one of the best and smartest and most caring office guys I’ve ever worked with in all my years at this newspaper.

Newsday is as lucky to have him as we are unlucky to lose him.

The other night, before going to see the incredible Hugh Jackman and the equally incredible Sutton Foster in “The Music Man” (one of the great Broadway nights I’ve ever had), I remembered how glad I am that Gallagher’s is still right there on W. 52nd.

When we finished dinner, Dean Poll, who now owns the joint, took us upstairs to the ballroom where I feel like I’ve been to a hundred boxing press conferences at the time.

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They moved the bar from its original location.

But, really, the room felt the same to me, full of magic and memories, the walls lined with cartoons by Bill Gallo and black-and-white photographs by Ron Galella.

And the best part, at least for me?

As we walked back down, round the corner from the theater, there was a picture of young Pete Hamill.

Again: One more memory from Gallagher.

The place, which has only existed since 1927, is still full of them.

It is an accompaniment with steaks.

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Breakout Debuts Seize the Nominations Star https://passionrecut.com/breakout-debuts-seize-the-nominations-star/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:30:25 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/breakout-debuts-seize-the-nominations-star/ Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Phylicia Rashad, Mary-Louise Parker, LaChanze: All of these 2022 Tony Award nominees are Broadway regulars, and they’ve had a lot of experience with nominations and wins over the years. But this year’s list of contenders also includes standout debuts who are now in contention for some of the biggest races of […]]]>

Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Phylicia Rashad, Mary-Louise Parker, LaChanze: All of these 2022 Tony Award nominees are Broadway regulars, and they’ve had a lot of experience with nominations and wins over the years. But this year’s list of contenders also includes standout debuts who are now in contention for some of the biggest races of the night. Here are three of those newbies whose first Broadway gigs earned them big names.

Myles Frost

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Frost’s road to Broadway was paved by a 2016 YouTube video of the young entertainer, now 22, dancing to “Billie Jean” in a high school talent show. But don’t go looking for advice on dancing like Michael Jackson.

“I see these old videos and I’m like, ‘What was I doing? I’m such a mess!’ laughs Frost. “I know so much more now and have a different work ethic than I had back then. My movements are so much more precise. There is a silhouette in everything I do.

Still, it was this video from the DC-area native that sparked a 2021 call from the casting team for the King of Pop musical “MJ.” The video won him the audition, the audition won him the role, and his performance in the demanding and ongoing lead role of “MJ” earned him a Tony nomination.

“It surprised me how much of a family Broadway is,” he says. “Rarely do you walk into such a large space and find so much family. Everyone is so nurturing, uplifting and helpful, especially since I’m very, very new. I couldn’t have asked for a better start. »

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When Beans was a student at Columbia, she double majored in theater and neuroscience. The pairing isn’t as far-fetched as it sounds.

“It’s human behavior of two separate fields of thought,” says Beans, up for a Tony Award for her lead performance in “The Skin of Our Teeth.” “I wanted to understand the biological underpinnings of personality manifestation and how we live our lives from a neurobiological perspective. And then the game is an exercise in empathy.

Medicine was the back-up plan for Beans, a self-proclaimed “army kid” who grew up in the United States and went to high school in Germany. But it was her theatrical career that took off, as a series of Off-Broadway and regional performances led her to her Broadway debut, juggling stylization and sincerity as Sabina in Thornton Wilder’s surreal epic .

Now she finds herself in a Tony category alongside Ruth Negga, LaChanze, Mary-Louise Parker and Deirdre O’Connell.

“I feel like it’s a huge degree of pride to include myself in this group of women!” she says. “But hopefully out of all of this I get a little more agency in my career to select rich and meaningful work.”

Jaquel Spivey

Tony’s annual whirlwind of galas, events, TV appearances and press releases – while leading the cast of a Broadway musical eight times a week – is a lot for any actor, let alone one fresh out of college. It’s a good thing, then, that Spivey, the 23-year-old star of “A strange loop“, seems much wiser than people twice his age.

“I’m learning that I can be thankful and thankful for all the good things, but also recognize that burnout is real,” he says. “Sometimes we can be seen as products and not as humans. It’s been a mix of happy times but also very dark and sad times, and we’re all learning to deal with all of those feelings and emotions.

Spivey’s nomination for lead actor in a musical is one of 11 nominations for “A Strange Loop.”

But rather than focusing on the trophies or what he’ll do next, he tries to stay grounded in the moment.

“I learned that maybe my expectations were too low,” he says. “I had no idea all of this would happen, but every step of the way has been bigger than I believed for myself. So right now I want to let myself enjoy the moment and not think ahead this time.

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10 Video Games Where You Fight Dracula (Other Than Castlevania) https://passionrecut.com/10-video-games-where-you-fight-dracula-other-than-castlevania/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 15:26:18 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/10-video-games-where-you-fight-dracula-other-than-castlevania/ Mainly inspired by the Romanian ruler Vlad III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula changed the landscape of horror for centuries to come. Thanks to the public domain, the scourge of the living dead has been reinterpreted in countless outlets, with Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman honoring the role in the world of cinema. In games, […]]]>

Mainly inspired by the Romanian ruler Vlad III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula changed the landscape of horror for centuries to come. Thanks to the public domain, the scourge of the living dead has been reinterpreted in countless outlets, with Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman honoring the role in the world of cinema. In games, the Dark Count is most prolific in the Castlevania series.



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The great thing about this bloodthirsty beast, a perfect gaming antagonist, is its ability to come back repeatedly without anyone wondering how or why. While vampire hunters have long sated their bloodlust with Konami’s franchise, the Count has been a key figure in many other game titles.

ten Dracula Resurrection Demonstrated Graphic Adventures Are Undead

While graphical adventure games have long been considered dead in North American markets, the efforts of French developer Microids have demonstrated that a more appropriate term would be “undead.” Resurrection of Dracula was a graphical adventure title made up of many pre-rendered environments played from a first-person perspective – much like Myst and The 7th guest.

Although far from being in the same league as sinister fandango – from a gameplay and storytelling perspective – it was the first high-profile adventure title in a long time. The game spawned a series of sequels that were met with mixed to negative reviews.

9 Pretty much every version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula sucks

To coincide with Francis Ford Coppola’s film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, numerous tie-in games have been released on just about every available platform. Releasing multiple cash grabs in a hurry in hopes that one will turn out decent is gamer error, as each title is bad enough in its own way. Traveler’s Tales managed 16-bit ports, which felt like a poor man’s Castlevania.

The Sega CD release of Psygnosis featured Redbook audio, pre-rendered backgrounds, and highly compressed clips from the film. Still, the Sega CD port is worth a quick look for the laughs players will get from the digitized sprites and animations.

8 Frogwares takes on Bram Stoker with Dracula Origin

Frogwares has created graphic adventure titles based on famous literary works, such as sherlock holmes and the Cthulhu mythos, its niche. Dracula: Origin sees the player take control of Professor Van Helsing with a point-and-click interface similar to classic adventure titles from Sierra and LucasArts.

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The story mostly followed the plot of the book with the expected deviations needed to transition to the interactive medium. The game saw some sort of follow-up with the title Dracula: love killswhich transitioned to a hidden object puzzle title.

seven Van Helsing is another Devil May Cry Knock Off

Based on the Hugh Jackman film of the same name, Van Helsing for the PlayStation 2 was another example of the multitude of the devil may cry counterfeits that have flooded the market. The game was roughly on par with the PlayStation 2 Castlevania titles such as Complaint of innocence and curse of darknessbut nowhere near the grandeur of Capcom’s hack and slash series.

Using Jackman’s likeness and voice talents was a nice touch, and the game went pretty well in terms of control. Not a stake in the heart, but not enough to satiate a player who had already partied with Dante.

6 Kenji Eno’s D was another example of the director’s quirky titles

D was a graphical adventure title from Japanese developer Warp. The players took control of a young woman named Laura Harris, who is tipped off by the LAPD that her father Richter had an episode that resulted in a killing spree at a hospital where he works. When Laura arrives and tries to reach him, she is mysteriously transported to a medieval mansion.

At first glance, the game seems to have very little to do with Dracula or even vampires outside of its haunted mansion setting. However, once players reach the end of the game, the nature of the hospital, Richter’s murderous rampage, and the meaning of the game’s title are all revealed.

5 Trail & Error Design Plague Dracula Unleashed

Dracula freedThe FMV nature of has led to a somewhat esoteric approach to graphic adventures. Players could only use an item needed for a particular puzzle if they had equipped it before entering a building. If they don’t, the game becomes unwinnable. However, no indication is given on this subject. Players will walk right before being hit by a cutscene that shows Alexander being strangled by an escaped inmate or bitten by one of his newfound friends.

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These deaths do not occur immediately afterwards either. Forgot to give Mina a rose on day 2? Alexander will not get the crucifix needed to save him on Day 4.

4 Supernatural terrors go antisocial in Master Of Darkness

by Sega master of darkness put players in control of the funnily named Dr. Ferdinand Social, as he attempts to thwart Jack the Ripper’s plot to resurrect Count Dracula. Unfortunately, the game is more or less a carbon copy of Konami’s undead franchise, with its use of secondary weapons, objects hidden in walls, and its unintuitive stairs.

A deviation from Castlevania is the presence of numerous primary weapons as opposed to the singular whip that the Belmont Clan has used throughout their adventures. Instead, the good doctor could also arm himself with knives, axes, and even a rapier in his quest. Without being terrible, the presentation and the soundtrack are pale compared to the series that she tries to ape.

3 Spooky tales come true in King’s Quest II Romancing The Throne

On Graham’s second outing, the newly-made King of Daventry crosses paths with the Earl in his quest to rescue Princess Valanice. When Graham ventured to the island of Kolyma, a Clothman named Brother Fragola warned him of the Dark Vampire.

Only by driving a stake into the sleeping Nosferatu could players access the silver key needed for a crucial puzzle. Curiously, despite apparently being on bad terms with the burnt-out king, and the presence of a cross in the chapel, Dracula managed to grab a front row seat for Graham’s wedding and Valanice.

2 The mixture of two genres of Nosferatu is undermined by uneven control

by Seta Nosferatus for the Super Nintendo was a strange hybrid of cinematic platformer and brawler. Much like the original Prince of Persia, the game was very heavy on rotoscoped animation and medium-based platforming. Unlike the Belmont Clan, this vampire slayer relied on punches to defeat these supernatural terrors.

While the game is graphically splendid and the mixture of these two genres proves somewhat intriguing, the controls are too imprecise for the demands of the game. A nice scary touch is that once the player uses eight continue, he can always continue, but the count will have bitten the hero’s bride, leading to a tragic conclusion.

1 The Count Rises Again in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Masahiro Sakurai said high demand characters like Goku and SpongeBob SquarePants are not eligible to join smash due to their origins in mediums other than games. Despite this, the Count managed to carve out a place for himself as a random boss.

Considering the deals Nintendo may have made with other publishers and companies to augment the roster, creating public domain characters like Dracula might not seem like a big deal. However, add the Belmonts and some classics Castlevania tunes, and those random encounters with the Prince of Darkness are the closest thing fans will likely ever get to a new title.

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