Robert Rodriguez Heads to Netflx with Priyanka Chopra for 'We Can Be Heroes'

Every week, it seems like another high profile filmmaker heads to Netflix to make a movie, and this week it’s Alita: Battle Angel and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez signing up for a new project at the streaming service.

We Can Be Heroes will have Robert Rodriguez writing, directing and producing an original story with Isn’t It Romantic and Baywatch co-star Priyanka Chopra Jonas starring, though the story will focus on a group of kids whose parents are kidnapped by aliens, but it’s not just an alien abduction story. Find out more about this We Can Be Heroes movie below.

Deadline has word on the project set up at Netflix which will follows a group of children whose parents are kidnapped by aliens. However, these parents just so happen to be superheroes, leaving their kids to figure out how to use their skills to save their parents and, of course, the world.

This basically sounds like a superhero version of Spy Kids, the franchise which Robert Rodriguez also directed himself, and if the cast is made up of kids, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a project that is intended for families. We’ll actually probably find out more about this project sooner than you think since it’s already in production and somehow flew under the radar before cameras started rolling.

As of now it’s not clear if Priyanka Chopra Jonas is playing one of the kidnapped superhero parents or if she’ll play one of the aliens, especially since we don’t know if the aliens resemble humans.

In addition to Chopra, according to Collider, the project has an impressive supporting cast that includes Christian Slater, Boyd Holbrook, Sung Kang, and Pedro Pascal, as well as YaYa GosselinAkira Akbar, Andrew Diaz, Andy Walken, Hala Finley, Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Lotus Blossom, Lyon Daniels, Nathan Blair, Vivien Lyra Blair, Adriana Barraza, and Christopher McDonald.

Alita: Battle Angel may not have been a huge success in the United States, but it was an international hit. It’s not clear if it was successful enough to warrant a sequel, but Robert Rodriguez certainly deserves more credit than he got for that sci-fi action adventure. It’ll be interesting to see what he can do in the superhero genre, especially knowing how self-sufficient he can be as a filmmaker.

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Tommy Fury partied with his ex Millie Roberts this week as Molly Mae works in LA

TOMMY Fury partied with his ex Millie Roberts THIS WEEK as Molly Mae worked in LA.

The boxer, 20, was seen at the same Boohoo Man event in Manchester last night that his former girlfriend was also at.

While Tommy enjoyed himself, Molly Mae was busy doing a photoshoot in LA after she landed a massive £500,000 deal to become a brand ambassador for clothing retailer PrettyLittleThing.

Tommy looked in good spirits as he left the event back in his northern home town in the early hours wearing a grey tracksuit.

Just minutes later Millie was seen smiling as she headed out of the party.

They were spotted leaving around the same time but went home separately.

Millie and Tommy dated for around ten months with Tommy saying their relationship "fizzled out" almost a year before his stint in the villa.

But according to Millie, Tommy dumped her within weeks of him jetting to Majorca to star on Love Island.

She accused him of lying about how long he's been single and insisted they were together this year.

His ex hit out at Tommy's comments claiming they were still together when he was approached to appear on the show.

She said on social media: "He said that Love Island was something he had to do for his career and he did offer to stay with me.

"For me no amount of money or fame could ever replace love and happiness. You can have all the money in the world but that does not make you happy."

Tommy had previously spoken to OK! Magazine where he opened up about his relationship past, admitting Millie had been his only-ever girlfriend.

But running into his ex didn't seem to faze the boxer, and things are going from strength to strength with Molly Mae.

Last week he revealed he can't wait to marry his blonde bombshell.

Tommy told OK! Magazine: "When the time comes it will be very extravagant and I’d get her the nicest ring she wants.

"Whatever Molly wants she can have!

"I’m a Christian and a big believer in God; I thank God every day. It would be a big church wedding."

Tommy went on: "It just feels mad at this age. I think a lot of relationships at 20 are immature but we feel like full-grown adults.

"I never expected to find someone at 20. I know we’re young but we’re so strong."

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'Motherless Brooklyn' Trailer: Edward Norton Battles Tourette's and a Corrupt System (Video)

Crime drama based on Jonathan Lethem novel opens Nov. 1

In “Motherless Brooklyn,” Edward Norton plays a private detective in 1950s New York who struggles with not just a city-wide conspiracy of corruption and murder, but also his own battle with Tourette’s Syndrome.

It’s an ambitious performance and adaptation by Norton, as the Oscar nominee is directing and writing “Motherless Brooklyn” based on Jonathan Lethem’s acclaimed neo-noir novel from 1999. This is just Norton’s second film as a director and his first in 19 years.

Thankfully he’s assembled an impressive cast that includes Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Robert Ray Wisdom, Fisher Stevens, Willem Dafoe and Alec Baldwin as the film’s kingpin.

“Do you have the first inkling of how power works? Power is knowing you can do whatever you want, and not one person can stop you,” Baldwin says. “Those people are invisible. They don’t exist.”

Lethem’s novel is a complex character study that gets inside the obsessive mind of its hero, Lionel Essrog, and the trailer for the film reveals both Norton’s narration and inner monologue, as well as his vocal bursts and tics that make him the subject of scorn in front of this harsh 1950s backdrop.

“Motherless Brooklyn” is making its world premiere as part of the Toronto International Film Festival next month, followed by the closing night stint at the New York Film Festival in October. Warner Bros. will then release the film in theaters on Nov. 1.

Check out the first trailer for “Motherless Brooklyn” above, and also pay close attention to the original song by Thom Yorke featured in the trailer, which also includes a collaboration between Yorke and Wynton Marsalis and Flea.

Every 'SNL' Alec Baldwin Donald Trump Sketch Ranked, From Least to Most Retweetable (Photos)

  • We’re in for at least (probably) two more years of Donald Trump as President of the United States. That means lots of bad things and one particularly great thing: We’re in for a lot more Alec Baldwin impersonations of Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” From the often ridiculous phrases to the weird outbursts, “SNL” has captured all of it. In fact, the sketches often seem to struggle to surpass reality in terms of absurdity. But they get there. Here’s a list of every Baldwin-as-Trump “SNL” sketch, ranked from least to most hilarious, with links to the sketches.


  • 29. Trump’s Classroom Cold Open (Dec. 3, 2016)

    Trump retweets ridiculous people, like a 16-year-old and a white supremacist. This one’s sadder than it is funny, though, because most of it doesn’t even require jokes. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 28. Donald Trump Prepares Cold Open (Nov. 19, 2016)

    Fresh off winning the election, Trump’s completely unprepared. We already know that Mike Pence will do everything, but good effort, “SNL.” You can watch that sketch here.


  • 27. Trump’s Christmas Cold Open (Dec. 17, 2016)

    Vladimir Putin and Rex Tillerson drop by Trump Tower for Christmas. This one definitely brings to mind the phrase, “No puppet, no puppet.” It’s also, perhaps, the most outright terrifying of all of these. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 26. The O’Reilly Factor with Donald Trump (April 8, 2017) 

    Alec Baldwin played both a scandalized Bill O’Reilly and Trump, who appeared on O’Reilly’s show to defend him. A clueless Trump is a nice addition to this one but he’s ultimately just an addition to another gag. You can watch the sketch here.


  • 25. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton — Debate Three Cold Open (Oct. 22, 2016)

    Trump is winning “every single poll taken outside a Cracker Barrel,” but it’s Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton who steals this one — kind of like in real life. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 24. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton — Debate 1 Cold Open (Oct. 1, 2016)

    The first debate really found Baldwin hitting the Trump stride. It’s mostly just him shouting “Gina” in a very insistent tone (his weird pronunciation of “China”). “Yuge Gina” gets a lot of mileage though. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 23. Trump Takes the Appeals Court to ‘The People’s Court’ (Feb. 11, 2017)

    “SNL” made good on Trump’s all-caps “SEE YOU IN COURT” tweet by taking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to “The People’s Court.” But Judge Milian hassling Trump about his travel ban was a bit too short to really take off. Watch the sketch here.


  • 22. White House Christmas Cold Open (Dec. 2. 2017)

    Donald Trump is visited by “the ghost of witness flipped,” Gen. Michael Flynn, but it’s Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton who steals the sketch. Watch the video here. 



  • 21. Sean Spicer Confronts Trump (May 13, 2017)

    After a tough White House Press Briefing, Melissa McCarthy’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer rode his motorized podium to New York to confront Trump on lies. The pair wound up making out. Watch the sketch here.


  • 20. Donald Trump Phoenix Rally Cold Open (Aug. 24, 2016)

    Trump gives a goodbye to Steve Bannon and pledges to build the Wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and make the American tax payer pay for it. Watch the sketch here.


  • 19. Trump’s People (April 8, 2017)

    Trump checks in with rural white Americans after ordering an airstrike on Syria. Desperate to keep everyone happy, he promises everyone will have coal jobs for the rest of their lives and that he’ll slash minimum wage. The final joke about “finger chili” is a standout moment. Watch the sketch right here.


  • 18. Press Conference With Baltic Leaders (April 7, 2018)

    Trump meets with leaders from the Baltics and gets so bored that he finally tells America what he really thinks about the presidency. Watch the sketch here.


  • 17. Fox & Friends Cold Open (Feb. 5)

    Trump called in to his favorite show, Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” for a quick pick-me-up after his State of the Union address. Trump isn’t the complete focus of this one, but when he shows up to tout the address, he gets in some good jokes — like how “people” are saying the SOTU was better than Martin Luther King’s “I Dream of Jeannie” speech. Watch the sketch here.


  • 16. VP Debate Cold Open (Oct. 8, 2o16)

    Trump nabs the spotlight from the vice presidential debate and realizes he needs to be a lot more careful about talking about sexually assaulting people while wearing hot mics. Describing himself as a gross groping hurricane is hilariously cringe-worthy. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 15. Trump might have ties to Zorblat-9 as aliens invade (March 11, 2017)

    Trump spoke to American troops to rally them in a battle against super-powerful space aliens. Unfortunately, Trump’s old standbys like “we don’t win anymore” and “we’re going to bring coal back” were not all that helpful. Most of the rhetoric is stuff we’ve heard before, but Leslie Jones’ and Sasheer Zamata’s moments near the end elevate the sketch. Watch the sketch here.


  • 14. White House Tree Trimming Cold Open (Dec. 16, 2017)

    Joined by his family, Mike Pence, Jeff Sessions, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, Trump decks his Christmas tree by remembering the losers in his first year as president. Watch the video here.


  • 13. Trump call with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (Sept. 30, 2016)

    Trump fields a call with Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and reminds her that if the U.S. territory should have invested in FEMA Prime if it wanted fast hurricane relief. Watch the sketch here.


  • 12. Trump Administration sings “Hallelujah” (May 20, 2017)

    The final cold open of the season references Kate McKinnon’s cold open as Hillary Clinton, making a perfect joke about Donald Trump’s week of news scandals. Scarlett Johansson even returned for a quick guest appearance to reprise her role as Ivanka Trump. Watch it here.


  • 11. Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump Cold Open (Nov. 5, 2016)

    CNN doesn’t care that Trump literally kisses the FBI, Putin and the KKK, instead pestering Hillary about emails. Alec and Kate heartwarming run through Times Square is the real sweet spot of the sketch. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 10. Donald Trump gives Bannon and Kushner the ‘Apprentice’ Treatment (April 15, 2017)

    After a week of reports about infighting between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, “SNL” pits the two advisers against each other in to see who will be eliminated. Spoiler alert: It’s Bannon. Watch the sketch here.


  • 9. Donald Trump Trucker Rally Did Cold Open (Oct. 14, 2017)

    Baldwin’s Trump continues to make Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) walk out of things in protest, including a basketball game, a Starbucks and a gay wedding. Watch the sketch here.


  • 8. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Town Hall Debate Cold Open (Oct. 15, 2016)

    Of all the debates, the second was the funniest. Trump lurking in the background and slipping past Hillary like he’s the shark in a “Jaws” movie completely captures the awkwardness of the real event. You can watch that sketch here.


  • 7. Paul Manafort’s House Cold Open (Nov. 4, 2017)

    After Robert Mueller indicts Paul Manafort, Trump offers a pardon plan: Pretend he’s a Thanksgiving turkey. Watch the video here.


  • 6. Donald Trump Robert Mueller Cold Open (May 19, 2018)

    Riffing on the finale of “The Sopranos,” Trump meets with members of his inner circle at a restaurant, including Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen, only to find Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller watching him. Check out the sketch here.


  • 5. Donald Trump Press Conference Cold Open (Jan. 14, 2017)

    It might be the lowest-brow of the sketches, but Trump accidentally talking about urine throughout his press conference is bested only by the line, “I’m not talking about the pee-pee, because it didn’t happen and it wasn’t as cool as it sounds.” You can watch that sketch here.


  • 4. Donald Trump and Steve Bannon call world leaders (Feb. 4, 2017)

    “SNL” channels two weeks of executive actions and other Trump news items to turn out a ton of jokes that channel absurdity while still finding new ways to be funny. Watch the sketch here.


  • 3. Donald Trump interview with Lester Holt (May 13, 2017)

    After firing former FBI Director James Comey, Trump realized he could say just about anything with no consequences. He tried it out in an interview with Lester Holt. Watch the sketch here.


  • 2. Presidential Address (March 4, 2018)

    Trump addresses the gun control debate and talks about how America is in the top 5 countries in the world — but lags behind Wakanda, the fictional African nation from the movie “Black Panther.” Watch the sketch here.


  • 1. Michael Cohen Wiretap Cold Open (May 5, 2018)

    Trump’s wiretapped attorney, Michael Cohen, accidentally calls and incriminates Trump — along with everybody else — in a star-studded cold-open that ends with a surprise appearance by the real life Stormy Daniels. Watch it here.


Get ready for two more years of this

We’re in for at least (probably) two more years of Donald Trump as President of the United States. That means lots of bad things and one particularly great thing: We’re in for a lot more Alec Baldwin impersonations of Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” From the often ridiculous phrases to the weird outbursts, “SNL” has captured all of it. In fact, the sketches often seem to struggle to surpass reality in terms of absurdity. But they get there. Here’s a list of every Baldwin-as-Trump “SNL” sketch, ranked from least to most hilarious, with links to the sketches.

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The Best Adaptations of 'The Most Dangerous Game' You've Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week’s column is a response to the recent shelving of a movie that’s been made previously many, many times before.)

As you’ve undoubtedly heard, a studio film scheduled for nation-wide release was recently pulled from Universal’s schedule in response to a tweet by the president and a vocal outcry by conservative pundits and followers. The detractors are misinformed as to the point of The Hunt (2019?) – and they seem to be equally oblivious as to how these films end (ie the intended targets defeat the merciless killers) – but the bigger head-scratcher is their general obliviousness that the film is just the latest variation in a long line of adaptations of “The Most Dangerous Game.”

Richard Connell’s acclaimed short story was published in 1924, and its tale of a man captured by a mad aristocratic sportsman and hunted as the most challenging prey quickly caught the public’s attention. The first adaptation for the screen arrived eight years later, and many more followed both official and unofficial including John Woo’s ridiculously fun Hard Target (1993), the soft-ish-core porn of The Suckers (1972), the Rutger Hauer-starring Surviving the Game (1994), and the gloriously bonkers Turkey Shoot (1982).

You know those, though, so I’m here to introduce some entertaining and/or engaging examples that you’ve probably missed over the years. The connective line between them is that, unlike a slasher where a killer stalks and kills unknowing victims, these Game riffs see people target and alert their prey for the clear intention of enjoying a hunt. So keep reading for the best “adaptations” of The Most Dangerous Game that you’ve probably never seen.

Run for the Sun (1956)

Mike Latimer left his career and fame as a bestselling novelist behind for the adventure and relaxation of an extended Mexican vacation. When a female reporter comes looking for him the two hit it off and come to enjoy each other’s company, but the romance is short-lived. A flight together over the jungle ends in a crash, and the pair find themselves rescued by two reclusive men with a swastika-shaped secret. Their hosts are Nazis – Nazis! – and soon Mike and Katie are on the run with armed men and vicious dogs on their trail.

This United Artists feature was the third movie to be officially adapted from Connell’s short story, and while it remains familiar the film’s big shift is to change the Russian madman for a Nazi. They’ve been an all-purpose villain for decades! The action plays out against some lush jungle settings (filmed outside Acapulco) and a plantation originally built in the 16th century, and both locales add to the film’s scope.

There’s more character work here than in earlier versions, and while that might leave some viewers less engaged it works for me in part because of the dynamic between Richard Widmark and Jane Greer. Their budding romance convinces, and their back stories work to create engaging enough characters – not that we need extra reasons to cheer them on in a fight against Nazis.

Run for the Sun is currently available on DVD.

The Naked Prey (1965)

A hunting safari in South Africa crosses paths with local tribesmen and commits something of a social faux pas by refusing to pay tribute. The tribe retaliates to the sleight by slaughtering the hunters and servants, but out of both respect and a spirit of sportsmanship they keep the guide alive. His punishment will be one of endurance – they strip him of his clothing and weaponry, send him into the baking heat of the African veld, and then one by one send hunters after him to kill their human prey.

This classic tale of survival doesn’t always get mentioned as a riff on The Most Dangerous Game, but if most definitely is. While the impetus for it all stems from an act of rudeness, the result remains the same as hunters set loose their prey as both a challenge to him and themselves. The unnamed man is the most dangerous “animal” they’ve stalked, the deadly adventure becomes one built on mutual respect and understanding up through its final moments.

That respect is a major part of director/star Cornel Wilde’s intention with the film as he was a filmmaker with a real interest in humanity’s role within nature. (See 1970’s No Blade of Grass for further evidence of that.) his film shows respect and reverence for the landscape, the wildlife, and the local tribes who call rural Africa home. It’s a beautiful movie, both visually and through that intent, and it’s one that tells its story without real villains. It’s not exactly a forgotten film, but too many people still haven’t seen it.

The Naked Prey is currently available on Blu-ray/DVD and streaming.

Open Season (1974)

Ken, Greg, and Art are best friends sharing a bond forged in Vietnam, but along with a shared interest in guns and hard partying they’re also connected in madness. Human lives have grown meaningless to them, and once each year they head to their remote cabin in the woods and bring along some unwilling participants for a weekend of fun. Emotional abuse, forced labor, and assault lead to ultimate intention – they release the couple into the woods with a thirty minute head start and then begin the hunt.

Director Peter Collinson’s (The Italian Job, 1969) mean and lean movie uses doesn’t offer too much lip service to the “crazy Vietnam vet” angle and instead makes it clear that while these guys lost their humanity in war they’re still functioning adults making their own choices. They’re the bad guys, pure and simple, but the film also makes curious work of their intended targets as they’re not exactly sympathetic. Happily, there’s another player in the mix who I’ll let you discover for yourself.

The film’s an intriguing little thriller worth watching on those merits alone, but it’s also worth seeking out for the cast. The legendary Peter Fonda passed away recently, and this marks one of his far lesser known films as he plays one of the madmen alongside Richard Lynch and John Phillip Law. All three are casually charismatic in their evil actions which makes them even more terrifying as human monsters, and both Cornelia Sharpe and William Holden also make memorable appearances.

Open Season is not currently available.

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Bill Maher Mocks Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ‘Real Time’ Boycott Suggestion: “Some People Have One Move Only”

Bill Maher has lobbed the latest volley in his Twitter scuffle with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, mocking the Michigan Democrat’s call for a boycott of his HBO show by asking whether she’d support a boycott of her own political party.

Yesterday, Maher tweeted, “Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away. But here’s the thing, the house voted 318 to 17 to condemn the #BDS movement, including 93% of Dems. Does Tlaib want to boycott 93% of her own party?”

Then last night he had to admit he’d made a mistake, and tweeted a correction to his earlier post, a fairly rare move from the host of HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

Of course, the correction actually bolstered his own argument: “Hey I got my number of rep.s who voted to condemn BDS wrong – it’s actually even more, not 318, it’s 398.”

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The beef started on his Aug. 16 Real Time when Maher said he understood why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had barred Tlaib and fellow Squad member Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from visiting Israel – an opinion that put Maher in the rare position of agreeing with President Donald Trump.

First calling the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement – which Tlaib supports – a “bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke, but actually slept through history class,” Maher went on say that both Tlaib and Omar had made previous anti-Israel statements.

Tlaib fired back on Twitter with “I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”

And this: “Maybe folks should boycott his show.”

Boycotts are touchy subjects for Maher, who has long blamed ABC’s cancellation of his old show Politically Incorrect on the controversy surrounding comments he’d made shortly after 9/11 that the terrorists were not “cowardly.”)

Here are the tweets in the Maher-Tlaib back & forth so far:

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