Alexander’s Midweek Movie News

So this week, there’s some gayyy drama that includes Ellen Page, Chris Pratt and even Ellen DeGeneres!  Ellen Page called out Chris Pratt for belonging to a church that has been homophobic in the past…Chris defended his church going saying that no church defines him or his beliefs – sounds like a sidestep of the issue to me – and Ellen DG took to social media defending Chris.  Ellen DeGeneres – “relatable” defending Kevin Hart and homophobic churches.  Okayyyy…

Will Smith finally came out!…in the new pictures with him as the Genie in Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin. Fans tore the images apart and, I have to agree, it does like a little odd.  The funniest internet reactions included accusing him of Smurfism and how dare he wear blue face!

Daniel Radcliffe shot down rumors going around that we would be the next Wolverine.  It’s Harry Potter, folks, not Hairy Potter. 

Disney may be looking into a live action Nightmare Before Christmas film.  Hmmm…how would this even look?  Would Christian Bale have to lose tons of weight again to play Jack?  John Travolta as Oogie Boogie?

Wicked the Musical has set a release date of 2021!  Yaaassss, Witch! 

We do know that the world needs more Henry Cavill in tights – and it was reported that he filmed a cameo as Superman for the Shazam film, but it’s not verified if the footage will be used. 

Although rumors and other tidbits pretty much told us that Lando Calrissian would be back for the final Skywalker Star Wars films – it is confirmed that Lando has a small role in the finale. 

Kingsman 3 is not actually Kingsman 3 but a prequel – and its confirmed that Stanley Tucci and Ralph Fiennes will star.  Break out the pinstripes and call me a dandy, I’m ready! 

Glenn Close wants to remake Fatal Attraction – this time from the female perspective.  I’m all for it.  She’s getting so much buzz for her Oscar nomination and, even though she can’t sing Sunset Boulevard to save her key change life, I loved Fatal Attraction.  Boiled bunny, anyone?

More Bryan Singer drama!  We know his alleged sexual misconduct has thrown some negative energy towards Bohemian Rhapsody – GLAAD made it ineligible for a Best Picture Nomination AND the behind the scenes drama might actually cost the film the Oscar – now his next film, Red Sonja has been shelved.  You in danger, girl!  Rami Malek won the BAFTA award for Best Actor and he thanked Bohemian Rhapsody’s replacement director and not Singer. 

Soooo…there’s a Star Wars project being created by the Game of Thrones showrunners – nerds around the world are wetting themselves in their mom’s basement.  Nothing is known about this super secret project expect that it will be a trilogy.  This should be interesting. 

Did you love the amazing script for Aquaman?  (Please note the obvious sarcasm.)  Well the original co-writer was just hired to write the sequel.  Oy.

Can you believe its been 10 years since the Star Trek reboot?  It is official that Paramount is not moving forward with a 4th film in the reboot timeline BUT Zachary Quinto is still hopeful it will be made.  Girl has to pay rent!  Um…with Chris Pine out as Captain Kirk and Paramount not interested…how exactly would that be possible?

RIP to film actor, Albert Finney who probably is best known for his roles as Daddy Warbucks in Annie and in Erin Brockovich.  He also appeared in Big Fish, The Entertainer and Tom Jones.  He was nominated four times for an Academy Award and worked as a film actor for over six decades! 

Movies that didn’t so well this weekend – Liam Neeson’s Cold Pursuit tanked – was it because of his supposedly racist remarks that went viral?  Also Lego Movie 2 opened worse than the Lego Batman film. 


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Alexander Rodriguez

Alexander is the host of iHeartRadio/Universal Broadcasting Network's 'On the Rocks' Radio Show. He's the love child of Chelsea Handler, Johnny Carson, Graham Norton and Judy Garland and is addicted to everything entertainment.