By Paul Anthony
Jackass 4 is happening! I couldn’t contain myself and had to start with this news. Jackass three was released ten years ago now and people craved for their return to the big screen but we know a lot has changed since the last film and that has caused a problem. Part was rumored for a few years now but Bam who is the biggest star behind Johnny Knoxville, got into drugs and fell on hard times, this occurred because what many believed was from the lost of his best friend Ryan Dunn who died in a car crash. the Lost of Dunn had the team wondering if it was time to quit and honor Dunn but the team decided part 4 would be called Not Dunn Yet in honor Dunn, this might not be the title anymore but we shall see in two years!
Sometimes we know social media can be a bad thing and when you are famous anything you say will comeback and haunt you and now one of the most famous Arthurs of our time and that writer is none other than J.K. Rowling the creator of the Harry Potter world. This week she tweeted this “Dress however you please. Call yourself whatever you like. Sleep with any consenting adult who’ll have you. Live your best life in peace and security. But force women out of their jobs for stating that sex is real? #IStandWithMaya #ThisIsNotADrill” Now I don’t know why she tweeted this or what it means but it has LGBTQ up in arms and Rowling has yet to explain the tweet either way this isn’t looking good for her.
James Cameron won’t stop running his mouth about how Endgame ruin his movie at being number 1 at the box office for all time. Instead he had to reassure people that when Avatar is re-released for the billionth time it will become number 1 once again. Sadly he could be right which is a shame Endgame is only ten million ahead of Avatar and I am sure it will make more then ten million because there will be enough stupid people to flock to the film instead of just buying the blu ray for 5.99.
One thing I am sick and tired of hearing about is people including Zach Snyder himself talking about his version of the film Justice league and many people believed it would have been better then what we saw. Here is the real facts here, Zach Snyder blew it with the DCEU, Man of Steel underperformed and Batman v Superman bombed both were Synder’s films and if you looked at his films he only had a few good ones, so when you think about it was his film any better I would say no, so please let it die already and move on!
Before we finished up I wanted to save this sad news for the last and on December 18th Coach Herman Boone passed away He was the coach who united not just a school but a town and made people change their ways with the help of Football, I would recommend watching Remember The Titans to fully explain what the man did was greater than any game ever played R.IP Coach Herman Boone.
By Paul Anthony
Have we seen the last of the young adult book to film series end? Let’s go back a few years when Harry Potter the film series started back in 2001, it truly started a trend, midway through Harry Potter came The Twilight saga, which we found to be annoying but we watched them, then came one of my favorites the Hungry Games, which was epic especially part two. Which brings us to my blog topic which The Divergent series and what happen to it?
I will say from my point of view I did enjoy the first film and believed it was good start to this series, I believe of the film series before it, The Divergent series was the smallest of the bunch so it had an uphill battle. So, seeing this film I believed it would do great. The film had an 85-million-dollar budget and grossed nearly 290 million dollars. With a raising lead star in Shailene Woodley. The next film came out just a year later which was supposed to be the plan, a yearly plan which each film coming out a year later.
Insurgent made close to 300 million with a budget of 110 million, to the naked eye all you see is that the movie made more money than the last but the budget was higher, a 25 million dollar increase with a total gross only improving by 10 million. This isn’t good sign but still they decided to split the third book into two films which the idea has been hit and miss, Hollywood does this for the money, they use a budget for one film and make it into two films and basically double their profit, but fans realize the boring stuff will always be in the first film so why go see it?
The third film Allegiant was released and it had the biggest budget of 142 million and here’s the sad part, the filmed only grossed 179 million. Many blamed the failure on nothing more than the studio trying to stretch it out. The aftermath seems to have frozen this film series, the rumor has been that they want to cut the budget and make it into a TV movie which Woodley said if this is the case then she won’t return. The film was supposed to come this past March but now it’s under TBA and pretty much gone cold.
It’s sad to see a series that had such great promise just falter. Will the fourth film ever be made? I am guessing at this point if we don’t hear something soon, the studio just going to reboot it, which at this part may not be such a bad idea but of course they would need hold off a good while if they decide to take this route and at this point I do not know the film rights current state. If there is any update we will report it as soon as we find it!
Finally we have learned what the 8th part of Harry Potter will be about. Since J.K. Rowling announced that she was doing a prequel,fans of the series got excited, they thought she back to writing a new book in the series but than she announced that it would in a form of a play. At this point I feel that the fans including myself were let down because not only is it a play but also will only be in London, at least for now.
When she did announce that this was a prequel, I was confused because there was truly nothing going on in Harry’s life from the time his parents died and until he found out he was a wizard, so why make it a prequel? I know she is a brilliant writer, so i knew she would rethink this idea and sure enough she rethought about it and just recently announced that this story would take place 19 years after THE DEATHLY HALLOWS.
Here is what we know so far about the plot because this is what she gave us. “IT was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic. a husband and father of three. While Harry grapples with the past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus mus struggle withe weight of the family legacy that he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth. darkness comes from unexpected places”.
Could Harry go to the dark side? or will his son join the dark side? Two very good questions, the fans could be wondering. Honestly, I can see both questions being answered and here’s why. Every since Harry found out he was a wizard he has had a nag for adventure and honestly after he’s greatest adventure what has Harry done since? This thought alone could drive him away from the famous Harry Potter that we came to love. The fame alone could have gone to his head to make him change. Now as for his son. He could want to create his own legacy instead of being compared to his father which is a big legacy to live up. So he may branch out to start his own regardless if it is good or bad.
I really hope J.K. Rowling turns this into a book because I would love to read an I won’t be able to see the play, i guess we will have to wait and see when the play opens in the summer of next year .