The Lion KingDirector - Jon FavreauCast - Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, James Earl JonesRating - 3/5 The new Lion King is like a deeply triggering and very expensive episode of Planet Earth narrated by Childish Gambino, here to traumatise a whole new generation of viewers. Falsely described as a live-action remake, the film is, more accurately, a photorealistic animated demo reel for times to come, when actors and emotion are rendered obsolete, and our entertainment needs are facilitated by one corporation trapped in a circle of life of its own making.For a film that exists purely to make money, it is narratively bankrupt - a shot-for-shot remake of a universally beloved classic that is ironically less affecting, despite aiming for realism, than the cartoon that inspired it. The story is still engaging, though, but it always has been, ever since it was called Hamlet. The new Lion … [Read more...] about The Lion King movie review: The greatest visual effects spectacle since Avatar; a monument to Hollywood excess
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Actor Jonah Hauer-King has been roped in to play Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic The Little Mermaid.At one point, Harry Styles was in early talks for the role, but ended up passing, reports variety.com.Hauer-King has had two screen tests, with the most recent occurring on November 9 in London with director Rob Marshall.Halle Bailey will portray Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of being a human, while Melissa McCarthy will play her evil aunt Ursula. Javier Bardem is King Triton and Daveed Diggs has been tapped to portray Sebastian.The Little Mermaid will be directed by Marshall and written by David Magee. The upcoming movie will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated classic, as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken with lyrics by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hauer-King is a relative newcomer with past credits including the TV mini-series Little Women and Howard’s End as well as A Dog’s Way Home. … [Read more...] about Jonah Hauer-King to play Prince Eric in live-action remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’
Video PlayerClose By Xie Yuzhi MADRID, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Ten years ago, the Spanish national football team was about to embark on a period of unprecedented success, winning both the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as in the 2010 World Cup. Their unique brand of "tiki-taka" passing football won them many admirers, and ensured the team's place in footballing folklore. However, as Spain's core players began to age, the "invincible fleet" that once conquered the world began to fall from grace. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, they failed to advance from the group stage, suffering a humiliating 1-5 defeat to the Netherlands. And at the European Championships in France two years later, La Furia Roja was eliminated in the Round of 16 after losing 0-2 to Italy. After Vicente del Bosque resigned as national team manager, the Spanish Football Federation brought Julen Lopetegui in for the 2018 World Cup qualification. Lopetegui lived up to expectations and led the team to Russia … [Read more...] about World Cup Group B preview: Spain: Return of the king?
Actor Jonah Hauer-King has been roped in to play Prince Eric in Disneys live-action remake of the animated classic 'Little Mermaid'. At one point, Harry Styles was in early talks for the role, but ended up passing. Hauer-King has had two screen tests, with the most recent occurring on November 9 in London with director Rob Marshall. Halle Bailey will portray Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of being a human, while Melissa McCarthy will play her evil aunt Ursula. Javier Bardem is King Triton and Daveed Diggs has been tapped to portray Sebastian. 'The Little Mermaid' will be directed by Marshall and written by David Magee. The upcoming movie will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated classic, as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken with lyrics by 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hauer-King is a relative newcomer with past credits including the TV mini-series . He also has the coming-of-age movie 'Once Upon a Time in Staten Island.' … [Read more...] about Jonah Hauer-King to play Prince Eric in ‘Little Mermaid’
Aryan Khan might not have made his film debut yet, but he is already an established social media star. Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son has over one million followers on his verified Instagram account, and on his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, what better way to celebrate than to remind his fans of his trademark pose. Aryan never looks into the camera, even in selfies. Sometimes he comes close, but his eyeline is always a couple of degrees off. It’s like he’s looking at your ear, or your neck, or at the person 20 feet behind you. But he’ll never look at you directly. And it is perhaps this move that draws fans towards him even more. So on his birthday, here are five classic examples of Aryan Khan’s staring-longingly-into-the-distance look. View this post on Instagram Hair vs Gravity A post shared by Aryan Khan (@___aryan___) on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:59am PST View this post on Instagram The Birth Giver A post shared by Aryan … [Read more...] about On Aryan Khan’s birthday, a reminder that Shah Rukh Khan’s son never looks into the camera. Here’s proof