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Ricky Gervais: 30 of the comedian’s best quotes and jokes as After Life returns for season 3 and the series finale https://passionrecut.com/ricky-gervais-30-of-the-comedians-best-quotes-and-jokes-as-after-life-returns-for-season-3-and-the-series-finale/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:08:54 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/ricky-gervais-30-of-the-comedians-best-quotes-and-jokes-as-after-life-returns-for-season-3-and-the-series-finale/ From the Golden Globes and beyond, here are 30 of Ricky Gervais’ best quotes and jokes It had nearly 100 million views worldwide, making it the most-watched British comedy of the decade, according to a tweet shared by creator Ricky Gervais in late 2021. Register to our newsletter What to watch The newsletter mute the […]]]>

From the Golden Globes and beyond, here are 30 of Ricky Gervais’ best quotes and jokes

It had nearly 100 million views worldwide, making it the most-watched British comedy of the decade, according to a tweet shared by creator Ricky Gervais in late 2021.

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The show also won the comedy award at the National Television Awards in 2021, fending off competition from shows such as Sex Education, The Vicar of Dibley and Friday night dinner.

Gervais said he was “gutted” that there will be no more seasons of his hit show after its third and final series – released on January 14 – but he is right to “end on this high”.

He said he would do a third series of After Life if it was a “still requested”, and the creator of shows such as The Office and Extras recently admitted he would “secretly” make another season of black comedy.

To celebrate the return – and mourn – of After Life, here are 30 great quotes from Gervais.

30 of the best Ricky Gervais quotes

“Piracy doesn’t kill music, boy bands do.”

“Remember, if you don’t sin, then Jesus died for nothing.”

“It seems to be true, especially in Central America, that the most militant for the use of fossil fuels don’t actually believe in fossils.”

“I like a drink as much as anyone else. Unless the next man is Mel Gibson.

“December 1, World AIDS Day…I don’t think it’ll ever take off like Christmas.”

“Don’t commandos wear pants? They have to wear pants, right?

“I could solve the world’s problems if I… cared.”

“Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.

“Give a man a fish, and he’ll probably follow you home waiting for more fish.”

“I would like to thank God for making me an atheist.”

“Where there is a will – there is a parent!”

“If your boss is getting you down, look at him through the tines of a fork and imagine him in jail.”

“Remember that being healthy is essentially dying as slowly as possible.”

“Same-sex marriage is not a gay privilege, it’s equal rights. Privilege would be something like homosexuals who don’t pay taxes. Unlike churches.

“I can’t find anyone funny that I don’t like. Hitler told great jokes.

“Please don’t worship me. I’m just a regular guy, with a lot of followers trying to spread my message. Kind of like Jesus Christ, I guess.

“I can try French because I’m half French half English with a stupid name like Gervais. No I am, I’m half French half English and uh I have both French and English which is good so… I suck in bed but at least I have bad breath .

“iPhones are Barbie dolls for grown men. You carry them around, dress them up in little outfits, accessorize them, and get a new one every year.

“Remember, when you’re dead, you don’t know you’re dead. It’s only painful for others. The same applies when you’re stupid.

“America stands up for the underdog. We stand up for the underdog until he’s no longer the underdog, and he annoys us.

“For those of you who don’t know, the Golden Globes are like the Oscars, but without all that esteem. The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. A little louder, a little more trashy, a little more drunk and more easily purchased.

“Avoid employing unlucky people – throw half the pile of resumes in the trash without reading them.”

“It’s going to be a night of partying and drinking. Or like Charlie [Sheen] calls it: breakfast.

“You will not burn in hell. But be nice anyway.

“It seems like everything this year was three-dimensional except for the characters in The Tourist.”

“You have to be 100% behind someone before you can stab them in the back.”

“My biggest hero is Nelson Mandela. What a man. Incarcerated for 25 years, he was released in 1990 and he hasn’t reoffended. I think he’s going straight, which shows you that prison works.

“Following someone on Twitter and asking them to tweet about something else is like stalking someone and asking them to take another path.”

“I never understood what the moral of Humpty Dumpty is. I can only think of: do not sit on a wall, if you are an egg.

“My wealth and happiness would suggest that God definitely loves me. If he existed of course. Which he doesn’t.

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Andrew Garfield on his name SAG for “Twitch from Netflix, twitch… BOOM!” ” – Deadline https://passionrecut.com/andrew-garfield-on-his-name-sag-for-twitch-from-netflix-twitch-boom-deadline/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:20:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/andrew-garfield-on-his-name-sag-for-twitch-from-netflix-twitch-boom-deadline/ Andrew Garfield landed a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in the Netflix Film tick, tick… BOOM! In the film, Garfield plays Jon, a young theater composer who waits in a New York restaurant in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be America’s next great musical. Waking […]]]>

Andrew Garfield landed a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in the Netflix Film tick, tick… BOOM! In the film, Garfield plays Jon, a young theater composer who waits in a New York restaurant in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be America’s next great musical.

Waking up early in the morning with his dog in tow to talk to Deadline about his appointment, Garfield spoke candidly about the description of the deceased To rent composer Jonathan Larson and showing respect for his heritage. This experience and recognition by his peers is not something the actor takes lightly.

“You know, it’s the best for anyone with a SAG card. But it’s really Jonathan Larson’s and it’s a very personal story. It’s very, very personal. It’s incredibly rewarding for me, not only to be encouraged by my own tribe, but it gives me a reason to keep doing what I’m doing.

tick, tick… BOOM !, which also features Joshua Henry, MJ Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light and Vanessa Hudgens, is led by Hamilton first-time creator and director Lin-Manuel Miranda, and based on the Off Broadway musical of the same name written and composed by Larson. The actor believes that the nomination is more important than him, and that it is an honor and recognition for Larson and his work.

“This nomination really honors Jon and everything he stood for. It kind of gives him more life, and that’s the ultimate intention to tell the story and make this movie.

Garfield learned a lot about Larson upon entering the character. One of the most important information he got was to see how thirsty the musician was to live and live in the moment.

“He was someone who had a keen awareness of the brevity and sanctity of our time here,” the actor said. “This is because he has watched the HIV / AIDS epidemic ravage his community in New York City. To his own feeling of running out of time, he was someone who saw life. He knew he didn’t have a moment to lose or stray from his fate.

Larson wouldn’t live to see the success of his musical To rent as he died at the age of 35 on January 25, 1996, the morning of To rentfirst look at Off Broadway. The cause of death was an aneurysm of the aorta caused by undiagnosed Marfan syndrome.

Looking at tick, tick… BOOM! Garfield wants viewers to be immersed in the full experience of Larson’s life, besides witnessing all the hard work Miranda, the cast, and the crew put into making this production a reality.

“I hope the audience will walk away feeling like they spent time in the life of Jonathan Larson, his community, and all of their dreams and a desire to live together and celebrate,” he said. “What Lin-Manuel Miranda did for the first time as a filmmaker is unprecedented. Just let the story wash over you.

This is the third time Garfield has been nominated for a SAG award. He received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Film for the film 2011 Social network. In 2017 he received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, in the Film Directed by Mel Gibson Hacksaw ridge.

tick, tick… BOOM! Is currently streaming on Netflix.

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5 best anti-heroes in movie history https://passionrecut.com/5-best-anti-heroes-in-movie-history/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 23:06:23 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/5-best-anti-heroes-in-movie-history/ We all love a good straight guy, but sometimes it’s more convincing to have a morally gray villain, who does what he pleases that goes well. One of the first movie antiheroes to be noted was Clint Eastwood’s The Man With No Name, and antiheroes have only grown in popularity ever since. Alex DeLarge Image: […]]]>

We all love a good straight guy, but sometimes it’s more convincing to have a morally gray villain, who does what he pleases that goes well. One of the first movie antiheroes to be noted was Clint Eastwood’s The Man With No Name, and antiheroes have only grown in popularity ever since.

Alex DeLarge

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A clockwork orange is a masterpiece of anti-hero writing. Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is a pervert and casual murderer who beats people up for concerts and classical music. His exaggerated levels of fun and swagger surrounding his ultraviolence is so convincing to the public.

When he’s trying to reform, part of you wants to see a return to his sadistic ways just because of how much he enjoys watching. Much like the other characters on this list, his story is one of a Shakespearean tragedy.

Mad Max

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Australian film icon Mad Max (Mel Gibson) is a brooding badass who patrols the post-apocalyptic Australian outback in his Interceptor V8, armed with his hunting rifle and leather-studded armor.

While only two of his four feature films are truly good films, that doesn’t detract from his characterization across the board. Mad Max 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road compete for the best movie title, but for me its best appearance is always in Mad Max 2.

A wanderer who finds himself in a bind with a difficult alliance to defend a small town says next to nothing, but you fully understand what he is thinking and his motives. A great spiritual successor to Clint Eastwood Unnamed man from Dollars trilogy.

Carrie

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A perhaps rare case of both a brilliant book and its film adaptation, and also a film that was in development almost as soon as the book came out. that of Stephen King Carrie is a brilliant tragedy and is arguably the best adaptation of a live-action King story.

Sissy Spacek captures the goofy, alien aesthetic of the main character perfectly, and the quality of the writing allows you to empathize and feel joy when she turns the tables on her bullies. It’s not just a little revenge story where she gets her detractors back with some annoyance – she goes wild. And you absolutely love to see it.

V

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Lords of the Internet, unite! V, based on the character of the same name by Alan Moore from the seminal graphic novel V for Vendetta, is the modern antihero par excellence in the media. He’s so well known for his looks and as a cultural phenomenon that people often forget how good his character is.

Part of a holy trinity of characters that men on the internet love to try to emulate and worship alongside the Joker (The black Knight / Joker) and Tyler Durden (Fight club), it feels like this appropriation of the character has taken away just how magical he is.

Portrayed by Hugo Weaving in the 2006 film, V is an anarchist revolutionary who seeks to bring down the unjust systems of this future totalitarian Britain inspired by Margaret Thatcher. Completely focused on his goals and unwilling to take prisoners, V is a force of nature.

You will gladly forget that he is a terrorist trying to blow up TV channels and kill innocent people because he is captivating to watch. “Ideas are bulletproof” is a quote that still resonates with me to this day.

The punisher

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In truth, there hasn’t really been a great Punisher movie – yet – but Punisher: War Zone is a guilty pleasure for me. Critically lambasted for his violence, he undoubtedly got the heart of the character. Ray Stevenson is playing the lead role with the right level of cold-blooded revenge in him, it’s really solid.

The Punisher is Marvel’s best antihero in the comics because he’s so attractive to him. He is fed up with the official channels of justice, finding it easily corruptible and unjust that he takes them in hand. A fervent supporter of an “eye for an eye”. We’re entitled to yet another adaptation of Punisher, and it would be great if the Punisher symbol was picked up from people who didn’t understand it.

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Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man’s Gwen Stacy Death Redemption https://passionrecut.com/andrew-garfield-on-spider-mans-gwen-stacy-death-redemption/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/andrew-garfield-on-spider-mans-gwen-stacy-death-redemption/ Actor Andrew Garfield comments on the redemption of Gwen Stacy’s death from Amazing Spider-Man by saving MJ at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Warning: this article contains SPOILERS for Spider-Man: No Path Home Andrew Garfield comments on redemption of his Spider-Man after Gwen Stacy’s death in Spider-Man: No Path Home. Garfield played Peter […]]]>

Actor Andrew Garfield comments on the redemption of Gwen Stacy’s death from Amazing Spider-Man by saving MJ at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Warning: this article contains SPOILERS for Spider-Man: No Path Home

Andrew Garfield comments on redemption of his Spider-Man after Gwen Stacy’s death in Spider-Man: No Path Home. Garfield played Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Sony The Amazing Spider-Man series of films, which did not continue after The Incredible Spider-Man 2. The end of this movie saw Garfield’s Spider-Man attempting to save his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone), as she fell to her death, tugging at a web and grabbing him, but suddenly stopped him. broke her neck and killed her. His character was last seen in the movie mourning his death and attempting to switch to Spider-Man.

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Unfortunately, Garfield didn’t have the chance to redeem his Spider-Man, because The Incredible Spider-Man 3 never happened. Instead, the character was rebooted in the MCU with actor Tom Holland, who first appeared as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, playing the role in crossovers and solo movies up to Spider-Man: No Path Home, where Garfield and Tobey Maguire, the Spider-Man from Sam Raimi’s films, both appeared and helped Holland’s Spider-Man.

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However, neither Garfield nor Maguire presented themselves in the film as mere extra roles, but rather in fully fleshed out appearances that gave weight and redemption to their respective Spider-Men. Talk to Variety, Garfield commented on his return to the character, specifically the redemption he was able to achieve after Gwen Stacy’s death in The Incredible Spider-Man 2. At the time of redemption, Garfield saved MJ (Zendaya) from his death, successfully rescuing her in the same way he had attempted with Gwen, but this time without disastrous results. The actor explained, saying:


My Spider-Man was able to save his younger brother’s romantic relationship, potentially. And to heal the most traumatic moment of his own life by doing it for his younger brother. Making sure he didn’t have the same fate, there is something cosmically beautiful about that. It meant having a second chance to save Gwen.


While The Incredible Spider-Man 3 never happened, Garfield nonetheless pursued other successful endeavors. He has acted in a number of high-profile projects, including Mel Gibson’s World War II drama, Hacksaw ridge, Martin Scorsese Silence, Andy Serkis’ To breathe, and that of Michael Showalter Tammy Faye’s eyes. He recently starred in Lin Manuel Miranda’s film tick, tick … BOOM! and will then appear in the Hulu miniseries adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s film Under the banner of heaven.

Garfield has proven himself to be a magnetic and affable actor, choosing a wide variety of roles that keep him challenged, whether as a war hero, superhero, polio patient, televangelist or songwriter, and more. of the. As calls grew to see him return as Spider-Man to some extent following the emotional appearance in Spider-Man: No Path Home, it would ultimately be more than enough to have the moment of redemption in the film to close his Spider-Man arc. Still, if that were possible, having Garfield weaving webs on the big screen again would be a welcome continuation of what he started in 2012.


Next: What Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Would Have Looked Like

Source: Variety

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Casper: one of the most underrated family movies of the 90s is coming to Netflix https://passionrecut.com/casper-one-of-the-most-underrated-family-movies-of-the-90s-is-coming-to-netflix/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 07:10:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/casper-one-of-the-most-underrated-family-movies-of-the-90s-is-coming-to-netflix/ Casper (PG, 100 minutes) Directed by Brad Silberling **** Sandwiched between the two when Demi Moore released her paranormal soup round and Haley Joel Osment began to see deaths, Hollywood attempted to create a box office bargain by merging one of its child stars. most beloved and comic books spanning several generations. character from the […]]]>

Casper (PG, 100 minutes) Directed by Brad Silberling ****

Sandwiched between the two when Demi Moore released her paranormal soup round and Haley Joel Osment began to see deaths, Hollywood attempted to create a box office bargain by merging one of its child stars. most beloved and comic books spanning several generations. character from the book known as “the friendly ghost”.

Originally conceived as the central figure of a children’s book in the late 1930s, Casper was actually sold to the animated division of Paramount Pictures before it could get it printed, while one of its creators was on a mission during World War II (for a one-time payment, which meant they had never received royalties for its subsequent multimedia success).

First appearing in comic book form in 1949, it provided decades of entertainment, as children relished adventures where he was more interested in befriending the living than scaring them. Usually accompanied by his good friend Wendy the Witch (sadly overlooked here), he fought his uncles’ wishes to come out and scare off any blowers who might come in his way.

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The comics, animated shorts, and TV series were all pretty light-hearted and innocent, but this 1995 live-action flick was something darker (though still aimed at kids, probably mostly to those – and their parents – who enjoyed the role of Christina Ricci Addams Family films from previous years).

At the start of this story, Casper’s Maine home, Whipstaff Manor, came into the possession of the evil Carragon (Cathy Moriarty) and his sidekick Dibs (Eric Idle). They have heard rumors of a vast treasure within its walls. However, when they arrive, they find three very hostile ghosts waiting to drive them away (Casper’s aforementioned uncles: Fatso, Stinky, and Stretch).

Enter James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Ricci). Harvey took on the unusual occupation after his wife’s death, learning her trade in the hopes of “finding” her. But his immediate task here is to suppress the Whipstaff Specters, something that’s easier said than done, especially when a fourth appearance – Casper – took a blow out of Kat.

Christina Ricci and her ghostly friend just as famous as the Casper stars.

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Christina Ricci and her ghostly friend just as famous as the Casper stars.

After the horror of The Flintstones the year before, even the great Steven Spielberg must have been wary of producing another live-action cartoon adaptation. Corn Casper more than made up for this parody.

The characters, both alive and “alive impaired,” are charming, while the storyline is engaging for children and adults alike. As for the special effects, even more than 25 years later, they still hold up quite well and the Gothic level is well placed just this level below the Addam duo and anarchic of the years 1988 beetle juice. But, while the evil characters are mean without being too scary, and understandably bad humans are worse than ghosts, perhaps the Guardians should be warned of the mildly disturbing message that “death could be better than life.” .

That aside, there’s the fun of unexpected cameos from an eclectic celebrity group including Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood and two terrific center stage performances.

Sure, the subject is a bit morbid, but the charm of Casper's characters really lights up the screen.

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Sure, the subject is a bit morbid, but the charm of Casper’s characters really lights up the screen.

Pullman’s character may be the source of a lot of slapstick, but he manages to do well, while also beautifully describing his obsession with locating his “lost wife”.

However, the real star is Ricci. Proof that she wasn’t just a “Wednesday” wonder, although it was still a family film, it was a serious first role, which led to films like Sometimes, The ice storm, Ox ’66 and The opposite of sex before the end of the decade.

Admittedly, the subject is a little morbid, but the charm of the characters really illuminates the screen. More like a Cinderella Story than a gothic horror, this was truly one of the most underrated movies of the 1990s and should keep viewers of all ages enthralled with a slow day of summer vacation.

Casper is now available to stream on Netflix.


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All Disney Renaissance movies, ranked https://passionrecut.com/all-disney-renaissance-movies-ranked/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:38:36 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/all-disney-renaissance-movies-ranked/ Disney has been creating some of the most animated masterpieces in movie history for nearly a hundred years. They have constantly improved themselves and set the standard in the entertainment industry. The studio’s films are known for their breathtaking animation, emotional writing and iconic soundtracks, which are deeply rooted in pop culture. RELATED: 10 Best […]]]>

Disney has been creating some of the most animated masterpieces in movie history for nearly a hundred years. They have constantly improved themselves and set the standard in the entertainment industry. The studio’s films are known for their breathtaking animation, emotional writing and iconic soundtracks, which are deeply rooted in pop culture.

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Beginning in 1989, Disney Animation went through a ten-year period better known as Disney Renaissance. The House of Mouse has produced some of its most critically acclaimed and commercially successful feature films, most of which received high praise upon release.

ten The Rescuers Down Under was the first fully digital animated feature film


Lifeguards downstairs

Lifeguards downstairs premiered in 1990 as Disney’s second Renaissance film. It served as a sequel to 1977’s The Rescuers, which was based on Margery Sharp’s children’s novels about two anthropomorphic mice who work at the Rescue Aid Society. This time, their adventures take them to Australia, where they must save a boy from a poacher.

The film was the first animated feature film created entirely by digital means. Despite moderate reviews, Lifeguards downstairs was a box office failure, grossing less than $ 50 million worldwide, and remains one of the studio’s smaller animated films.

9 Pocahontas has received criticism for its history and praise for its music


Pocahontas

In 1995, Disney released its thirty-third animated feature film, Pocahontas, which was a musical drama based on the historical figure of the same name. Indigenous actress Irene Bedard lent her voice to Pocahontas and Oscar winner Mel Gibson took on the role of lover John Smith.

The film won two Oscars for its music, including Best Original Song for “Colors of the Wind,” but was heavily criticized for its inaccurate portrayal of Native Americans and historical events in history. Pocahontasfiner plot and frequent changes of tone make this one of the less polished Disney films of the Renaissance era.


8 Tarzan soundtrack was composed by renowned musician


Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs Monkey Tarzan, Tarzan was the last film to be released during the Renaissance era. It tells the story of a young man who grows up among gorillas after being stranded in the jungle as a baby. It was realized by Delighted director, Kevin Lima.

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Tarzan was one of the first Disney feature films to incorporate CGI to enhance its 2D animation, especially during its impressive action scenes. The film is also known for its iconic soundtrack, which includes various songs by English singer Phil Collins. One of his most popular songs, “You’ll Be In My Heart,” won the Oscar for Best Original Song.


seven The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of Disney’s darkest masterpieces


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

One of Disney’s darkest animated films, The Hunchback of Notre Dame focuses on the bell ringer of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, Quasimodo, as he decides to leave his sanctuary for the first time. The film explores mature topics and provides commentary on prejudice, religion, desire and classism.

Although he didn’t win any major awards, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was praised for its intricate visuals and superb animation. On the flip side, fans of Victor Hugo’s original novel have criticized the film for simplifying the story and erasing some of its more controversial themes.


6 Hercules is full of pop culture references and self-aware humor


Hercules

A free adaptation of Heracles’ quests, Hercules premiered in 1997 and featured the voices of Tate Donovan as the main character, Danny DeVito as Philoctetes, and Broadway actor James Woods as Hades, among others. The film is known for its pop culture references, satire, and catchy musical pieces.

Although it received mixed reviews from critics upon its release, Hercules was praised for his voice acting and characters, which differed greatly from other Disney films. The film was one of the less popular entries of the Renaissance era, but it has gained popularity in recent years for its over-the-top comedy.


5 Aladdin has one of the best movie star vocal performances of all time


Aladdin

Aladdin was released in 1992 as the thirty-first Disney animated feature. It starred Full House actor Scott Weinger as Aladdin – a poor street kid who falls in love with an Arab princess – and beloved comedian Robin Williams as the Genie. The film was a huge hit for House of the Mouse, becoming the highest-grossing film of its year. Based on its success, Disney has produced two direct-to-video sequels and a 2019 live-action adaptation directed by Guy Ritchie.

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Aladdin is best known for its Oscar-winning soundtrack and the incredible performance of Robin Williams, which started the trend to bring in well-known movie actors to do vocal work.


4 Mulan has great, well-developed characters and great musical numbers.


Mulan

In 1998, Disney adapted the famous Chinese legend of Hua Mulan in his thirty-sixth animated feature film, Mulan. Actress and model Ming-Na Wen lent her voice to the main character, playing a young girl who dresses up as a man to join the military in place of her elderly father. Comedian Eddie Murphy also played the role of Mushu, the little dragon who becomes his companion.

Western critics appreciated Mulanproactive protagonist and colorful supporting characters from, but Chinese audiences mainly rejected the film for its deviation from the original caption. That review would return and develop with the release of the 2020 live-action adaptation, which has sparked several controversies regarding its production, cast and story.




3 The Little Mermaid marked the start of the Renaissance era


The little Mermaid

Based on the popular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name, The little Mermaid was the movie that kicked off the Disney Renaissance in 1989. It follows Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid voiced by Jodi Benson who admires humans and dreams of joining them on earth.

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A critical and commercial success, The little Mermaid is also credited with pulling Disney out of the creative crisis that followed its previous animated films. The film remains one of the studio’s most popular stories, and its award-winning soundtrack and vibrant characters inspired a Broadway musical and an upcoming live-action film.


2 Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture.


The beauty and the Beast

The beauty and the Beast was a monumental film for Disney. Not only was it the first animated feature film written by a woman, but it was also the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. It premiered in 1991 with overwhelmingly positive reviews and went on to spawn various sequels.

The film featured some of Disney’s best animation, including the computer-enhanced waltz sequence between the main characters. After an equally successful Broadway musical, The beauty and the Beast received a 2017 live-action adaptation featuring Harry potter‘s Emma Watson as Belle – a book-loving young woman who finds herself trapped in Beast Castle.


1 The Lion King is still considered Disney’s animated Magnum Opus


The Lion King

The Lion King is often regarded as Disney’s magnum opus for its superb writing, music, animation, and perfectly curated cast, which includes prolific actors James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the film focuses on Simba and his journey to fulfill his destined role as King of the Pride Lands.

Besides being the highest grossing film of 1994, The Lion King held the title of highest grossing animated film of all time until Pixar The world of Nemo debuted almost a decade later. Its immense popularity led to the creation of a franchise and, sadly, a critical CGI remake that did not live up to the original.

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Today in the history of entertainment | national news https://passionrecut.com/today-in-the-history-of-entertainment-national-news/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 05:00:08 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/today-in-the-history-of-entertainment-national-news/ On January 3, 1967, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys refused to be sworn in after receiving a conscription notice from the US Army. Wilson said he was a conscientious objector. In 1969, the cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Two Virgins” record, which showed them posing nude, was declared pornographic in New Jersey. […]]]>

On January 3, 1967, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys refused to be sworn in after receiving a conscription notice from the US Army. Wilson said he was a conscientious objector.

In 1969, the cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Two Virgins” record, which showed them posing nude, was declared pornographic in New Jersey. Police seized copies of the album.

In 1970, members of The Beatles recorded their last song together, “I Me Mine”. George Harrison then used this title for his autobiography.

Also in 1970, singer Davy Jones announced he was leaving The Monkees, a year after Peter Tork left the group.

In 1974, Bob Dylan and The Band opened a brief tour. Several dates have been recorded for the live album “Before The Flood”.

In 1989, country legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital two weeks after undergoing double bypass heart surgery. At the time, he said he had no plans to cancel any of his tour dates that year.

Also in 1989, “The Arsenio Hall Show” premiered on Fox.

In 1991, the sitcom “Blossom” premiered on NBC.

In 1992, Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married actor Patsy Kensit in London. They have since separated.

In 2004, singer Britney Spears married her childhood friend Jason Alexander in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas. The wedding lasted 55 hours before being called off.

In 2017, singer Janet Jackson gave birth at the age of 50. She had a boy whom she named Eissa (EE’-sah).

In 2019, Lifetime TV began broadcasting the six-part documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”. Kelly was then charged and in 2021 he was tried and convicted of sex trafficking in New York City.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dabney Coleman turns 90. Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 79 years old. Singer Stephen Stills is 77 years old. Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is 76 years old. Actor Victoria Principal is 72 years old. Actor Mel Gibson is 66 years old. Actor Shannon Sturges (“Port Charles”) is 54 years old. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 53 years old. Contemporary Christian singer Nichole Nordeman is 50 years old. Daft Punk musician Thomas Bangalter is 47 years old. Actor Jason Marsden (“Ally McBeal”) is 47 years old. Actor Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) is 47 years old. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez (“The OC”) is 46 years old. Singer and former American Idol contestant Kimberley Locke is 44 years old. Actor Kate Levering (“Drop Dead Diva”) is 43 years old. Actor Nicole Beharie (beh -HAR’-ee) (“Sleepy Hollow”) is 37 years old. Drummer Mark Pontius (Foster The People) is 37 years old. R-and-B singer Lloyd is 36 years old. Hot Chelle (SHEL) guitarist Nash Overstreet Rae is 36 years old. Actor Florence Pugh (PYOO) (“Little Women”) is 26 years old.

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10 movie franchises that always had the same director https://passionrecut.com/10-movie-franchises-that-always-had-the-same-director/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:03:39 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/10-movie-franchises-that-always-had-the-same-director/ Movie franchises have become the brick and mortar that Hollywood is built on. As these franchises last longer and longer, the chances inevitably increase that members of the creative team or cast will leave, right down to the director. Not always, however. RELATED: 10 Mostly Lightweight Movie Series That Had A Surprisingly Dark Entry There […]]]>

Movie franchises have become the brick and mortar that Hollywood is built on. As these franchises last longer and longer, the chances inevitably increase that members of the creative team or cast will leave, right down to the director. Not always, however.

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There are some big-name Hollywood franchises where the same director has stuck around until the end, whether it’s a reboot or a true conclusion.

ten Francis Ford Coppola was brought back in The Godfather


Ironically, Francis Ford Coppola’s most famous contribution to film was a job he initially didn’t want. For the film adaptation of Mario Puzo The Godfather, Paramount wanted a film “ethnic to the end” and wanted an Italian-American director. Coppola was approached because he fit the ethnic bill and was in such dire financial straits that he was having a hard time saying no.

Despite his hesitation and aversion to the source material, Coppola agreed and produced a masterpiece. Paramount was eager for a sequel, and Coppola accepted the million dollar prize and creative freedom. After a series of failures in the 1980s, Coppola returned to Puzo’s Well in 1990. For the 30th anniversary of Part Two, he reissued the film in The death of Michael Corleone.

9 Mad Max all comes from the brain of George Miller


Not all movie franchises come from Hollywood. The first one Mad Max was a low budget Australian action film, shot locally in Melbourne by director George Miller. After the film’s spectacular success both in local markets and around the world, Miller was able to make two sequels: The road warrior and Beyond Thunderdome (the latter co-directed by George Ogilvie).

The following Mad Max movie, Road of fury, arrived in 2015, thirty years after the previous one. While Max was recast from Mel Gibson to Tom Hardy, Miller returned to directing. The result was hailed as the best Mad Max film again.


8 Indiana Jones is all the work of Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are Hollywood’s new generation, but they’ve adapted the business landscape to the best of their peers. The 1980s saw their greatest collaboration, Indiana Jones. All three films were directed by Spielberg and produced by Lucas.

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This partnership has been so fruitful because their roles have played out according to their respective strengths. Lucas’ imagination and business acumen make him the perfect producer, while Spielberg has unmatched raw talent with the camera. They teamed up for a fourth film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in 2008 to divisive results.


seven The Before trilogy works because it follows the aging of its director and star


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In 1995, Richard Linklater directed Before the sun rises, a love film about two young travelers, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy), who spend an evening together in Vienna. They promise to meet again and the film ends with an open question.

What followed were two sequelae, Before sunset then Before midnight, each with a nine-year gap between the last. Hawke and Delpy co-wrote the sequels, and the reason the films work so well is that they not only follow Jesse and Celine’s relationship, but also Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy maturing as artists.


6 Star Wars prequels are pure George Lucas


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Star Wars’ popularity exists in waves, each wave being delimited by a trilogy. The only trilogy in the saga with the same director is the second, aka the prequel trilogy. George Lucas created the universe, but of the original trilogy he only directed the first film, retroactively named New hope.

He intended to repeat this transfer with the prequels, but for many reasons he ended up directing them himself. For better or worse, movies are entirely his uncompromising vision.


5 Every Matrix movie has at least one Wachowski sister involved


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The matrix was one of the last Hollywood franchises developed from an original idea. This idea came from Lana & Lilly Wachowski, and the technical mastery and depth of the original Matrix is all the more astonishing since the sisters had made only one other film before.

The Wachowskis teamed up for the sequels, both released in 2003, which seemingly ended Neo’s story. However, in 2021, Lana relaunched The matrix with a fourth film suitably subtitled Resurrections, although Lilly chose not to participate.


4 Both Middle-earth trilogies were directed by Peter Jackson


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the Lord of the Rings is one of the most ambitious companies in the history of cinema. Peter Jackson took the revered source material as his writing, shot a back-to-back trilogy, and worked on a scale heretofore unseen. The result, of course, was adopted by critics and the public.

When the time came to adapt Tolkien’s original work, The Hobbit, Jackson intended to hand over the management functions to Guillermo del Toro. When that failed, he stepped in to lead them himself. Between the heart of Jackson who is not there and the studio’s requests for a second trilogy, The Hobbit did not do as well as The Lord of the Rings.




3 The original Spider-Man trilogy was the work of Sam Raimi


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Neither Richard Donner nor Tim Burton made it past two films during the Superman and Batman adaptation, and the other episodes of both series were directed by different directors.

On the flip side, Sam Raimi has managed to lead an entire Spider-Man trilogy from start to finish. His Spider Man movies are great examples of a director adding frills while working in a studio system. Raimi’s touch was so crucial that his departure precipitated a reboot.


2 The Cornetto Trilogy is Edgar Wright’s thematic trilogy


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Not all movie series share continuity – sometimes it’s a shared creative team and common themes that make a trilogy. One of the most recent is Edgar Wright’s Cornetto / Blood & Ice Cream trilogy. This trilogy consists of horror comedies Shaun of the Dead, Warm down, and the end of the world.

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Each film is directed by Wright, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (as well as supporting players like Martin Freeman and Paddy Considine). Each film parodies a popular genre: Shaun of the Dead zombie movie parodies, Warm down parodies cops and slashers movies, and the end of the world parodies the alien invasion movies.


1 The Dark Knight trilogy is totally Christopher Nolan’s take on Batman


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Christopher Nolan is one of the last Hollywood directors to have star power. The reason he got this is bluntly, The Dark Knight Trilogy. After restarting Batman to cheer with Batman begins, Nolan delivered a sequel that many still consider to be the pinnacle of the superhero genre.

Nolan was understandably hesitant to return to Batman following the tragic death of Heath Ledger, but he was persuaded to return by the opportunity to end his iteration of the character. If WB is smart, they’ll leave Nolan’s masterful trilogy alone.

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Here Are 5 Movies Based On Shakespeare Plays We Can’t Live Without https://passionrecut.com/here-are-5-movies-based-on-shakespeare-plays-we-cant-live-without/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:01:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/here-are-5-movies-based-on-shakespeare-plays-we-cant-live-without/ Whether we admire his work in private or have to read it in school, we all know William Shakespeare as a great 16th century playwright and whether you like his work or not, it must be admitted that the intrigues of his work are solid as a rock. . Covering everything from romance and betrayal […]]]>

Whether we admire his work in private or have to read it in school, we all know William Shakespeare as a great 16th century playwright and whether you like his work or not, it must be admitted that the intrigues of his work are solid as a rock. . Covering everything from romance and betrayal to comedy and satire, Shakespeare was able to write in almost any genre available without difficulty. Shakespeare may be known for tragedies like Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet but this is not his only area of ​​expertise.

The drama began with plays and most of the actors have a special place in their hearts for Shakespeare. That said, most actors have dreamed of playing a specific role in one of Shakespeare’s plays, whether on stage or on screen. The big screen is the perfect place to recreate a play that will last through the ages and always retain the same charm from audience to audience. The pieces have been recreated over and over again, but not all are successes. For example, Romeo + Juliet was a box office and critical success while Merchant of Venice was left out and largely forgotten, despite Jeremy Irons’ remarkable speech. Here are five Shakespearean film adaptations that everyone must see.

5 Romeo and Juliet (1968)


This is the original adaptation of the play to the screen. While the Baz Lurhman version is much more modernized, Franco Zeffirelli’s version of the classic tragic love story recreates the emotions and aura of the original play. Romeo and Juliet takes place in a classic medieval village with matching costumes and weapons, fully immersing the audience in the experience of history. This is exactly what you imagine when you think of a Middle English play. The performance of the actors is phenomenal. From Juliet’s childlike innocence to Romeo’s vow of love to Juliet, to Juliet’s Nurse being an exuberant addition to the cast, which also provides much of the comedic relief in this tragic love story, it’s is a wonderful performance to watch. Many probably haven’t seen or heard of this side of the story, but in a sea of ​​renditions of Romeo and Juliet, Zeffirelli Romeo and Juliet is by far the most precise for staging.


4 A Midsummer Night’s dream


This dreamy interpretation of Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s dream brings a phenomenal cast that includes Christian Bale, Michelle Pfeiffer and even Stanley Tucci. With names like that on the list, it’s hard for the film not to be a success. The film follows some storylines after two loving couples enter the forest to escape their confused fates in the real world. A Midsummer Night’s dream is exactly that: a dream that doesn’t seem real. This masterpiece makes us believe in magic again, taking Shakespeare’s classic play and using modern technology to bring these fantasies to life, including turning a man Nick Bottom’s ass into a literal ass so that ‘he learns a few lessons. This film is sure to warm your heart and show you the lighter side of Shakespeare that isn’t all about tragic love stories and power struggles, but comedic twists that end up ending in a happy ending.


3 Othello


Covering the theme of race relations at a time when slaves were transported across the world, Shakespeare Othello is way ahead of its time. The main character Othello marries a white noblewoman, Desdemona, causing a stir in the community. As Othello leaves to lead an invasion of Cyprus, his left hand, Iago, has a plan to convince Othello that his new wife is unfaithful to him. Iago’s constant harassment shakes Othello’s faith in his wife and leads to some rather dark events. With performances by Laurence Fishburne and Kenneth Branagh, Othello is a wonderful demonstration of Othello’s suffering as he combats his own confidence with what Iago tells him. It also shows how racism disguises itself and the difficulties of interracial couples. Both of these issues are still relevant, hundreds of years later. Othello is a wonderful adaptation and definitely worth a look for anyone who wants to see something with topics that are still relevant today.

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2 Hamlet


Mel Gibson might not be the best person in the world, but if you can separate artist from art, his portrayal as Hamlet is one of the best. Made by the same director as Romeo and Juliet, Franco Zeffirelli, his adaptation of Hamlet brings with it many of the same benefits that Romeo and Juliet. The set and costumes are perfect for recreating the story that unfolds as it was written. Denmark’s young prince, Hamlet, struggles with himself as he swears revenge for his father’s murder. As Ophelia tries to get his attention, Hamlet is far too focused on himself and his father’s ghost to pay him any attention. Starring legendary actress Glenn Close and a young Helena Bonham Carter, the cast of the set is just another strong bundle behind this adaptation of Hamlet. This tragic tale with the famous monologue “To be or not to be” is a must.


1 Macbeth’s tragedy


Tragedy of Macbeth trailer reunites Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen adaptation

The newest on this list is the new version Macbeth’s tragedy. Macbeth Reinvented with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand which came out on Christmas Day 2021 is the tale of Macbeth and his struggle for power after a prophecy was revealed to him that he would be king if he killed his own king. The classic tale is recreated by Joel Coen, one half of the Coen Brothers’ filmmaking duo. The film is highly acclaimed so far and shows a lot of vibe as the entirety of the film is in black and white and with an award winning director behind him, the author is sure to let his talent shine in this new take on Shakespeare. the tragedy.


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