Hollywood this week: Top Stories

Casual Thor and Calm Hulk:


Thor Ragnarok shooting is going in full swing and as per Instagram posts of Mark Ruffalo, the Hulk has completed his shooting schedule for the movie. But what is surprising about one of those Instagram pics is the missing golden locks of Thor! That comes across as a much more intriguing question than Hulk’s role in the larger scheme of things in Thor. Well, we have to wait another year to know about that.


Clint Eastwood on Trump!


Hollywood royalty Clint Eastwood made his first public comments on Donald Trump while giving an interview to Esquire Magazine. Eastwood sounded badass (duh) when he said this about the Presidential nominee, “He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody – the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist’, and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”

Without making assumptions of his loyalty here, it is true that a lot of attention has been given to trivial matters during the course of the race to the White House, including Trump’s hands, his hair, his stupid tweets, whereas the frightening fact that this person may just sit in the oval office sometimes takes a backseat.


Big Movie to watch out for this Month:


Jason Statham returns as contract killer Arthur Bishop in Mechanic: Resurrection which sees the character forced to resume his deadly career after an enemy kidnaps someone he loves. The film — directed by German filmmaker Dennis Gansel (The Wave) — features Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Yeoh in key supporting roles.

Of course, Statham is no stranger to action franchises, as he has participated in several dating back to his breakout role in The Transporter. Still, The Mechanic — a remake of the 1972 film which starred Charles Bronson — stands as a bit of an odd choice for the sequel treatment, seeing as the 2011 version only earned just over $60 million worldwide. Nevertheless, Statham’s onscreen charisma and action chops may make the effort worthwhile after all.


The Great Wall trailer attracted a lot of controversy:

The trailer for the “The Great Wall,” a big-budget Matt Damon vehicle that has something to do with building the Great Wall of China to protect against dragons was launched online and it made immediate news for two reasons. One, the effects looked super classy, but the more obvious and bordering cringe-worthy was the involvement of a Hollywood A-Lister in the movie playing an Asian hero. And we were almost magically transported to December last year when the #OscarsSoWhite debate took centre stage and marred the most important movie award evening of 2016.


Until next time !

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