Sayed Badreya came from a ghetto in Egypt and now he seems to be happiest actor in Hollywood. On this episode of Making It, Sayed says that American movies influence the whole world and he gives wise advice to aspiring entertainers.
Over the weekend, something remarkable happened at, of all places, the New York Comic Con. Fan protests broke out surrounding Marvel Comics’ announcement of a joint venture with U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman. In short order, Marvel had scrapped the joint venture entirely. The plan was an unsubtle attempt to thread the military industry leaders into theRead more
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the first in an obscure graphic novel series that’s been a favorite of visionary filmmaker Luc Besson since his childhood. Now, the 5th Element director is adapting the story into the biggest film Europe’s ever produced: a CG laden epic with a budget of 180 millionRead more
A friend asked a question of me when I posted my Doctor Strange blog. “Where does Iron Fist fit into this?” The answer is Netflix. The rising popularity of watching a series directly from a streaming service has led to Marvel issuing a string of stand-alone shows. Iron Fist among them. And the list keepsRead more
Kubo and the Two Strings presents an immersive world filled with beautiful landscapes, layered characters, and visual artistry that is nothing short of magical. The story borrows from Eastern storytelling techniques and world-views providing a fresh approach for Western audiences. Supernatural elements are mixed with the mundane in a way that pokes at a commonRead more
The female super hero is on the rise and so are blockbuster films showcasing her power. These movies may be a little late to the party, but at last we have slated production and release dates. One fan favorite is tantalizingly close to becoming a reality–military genius turned super leader, Captain Marvel. While you waitRead more