At The Movies
The Lion King
Simba (Donald Glover) idolizes his father,
King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on
the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom
celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's
brother, and former heir to the throne, has plans of his
own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with
betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in
Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of
newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up
and take back what is rightfully his. An all star cast
lends their voice talents.
We all have a superhero inside of us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it
out. In 14 year old Billy Batson's (Asher Angel) case, all he
needs to do is shout out one word to transform into the adult superhero Shazam (Zachary
Levi). Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself
by doing what any other teen would do, have fun while testing out his newfound
powers. But he'll need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus
Sivana can get his hands on Shazam's magical abilities.
It was a repeat weekend for last week's top two films as Sony's Spider-Man:
Far from Home topped the weekend while nearing $850 million globally and
Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 found itself in the
runner-up position while becoming the fifth largest Pixar release domestically
The Good Place’s awards profile has risen gradually over the
course of its three seasons, and it’s possible Kristen Bell will
finally capitalize on that. She’s in a crowded Emmy race for Best Comedy
Actress, and if she makes the cut it’ll be the first primetime nomination of her
career, just in time for the return of what should have been the first primetime
nomination (and win) of her career: Veronica Mars.
20th Century Fox released a first look image of actress
Ariana DeBose in the role of Anita for Steven Spielberg’s
upcoming West Side Story. DeBose first rose to fame as a
contestant on So You Think You Can Dance, before landing roles in
Broadway shows such as Motown the Musical, Pippin,
Hamilton and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. As Anita, DeBose
plays the girlfriend of Bernardo, the leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Sharks
who are at odds with the white American gang the Jets.
Disney and Marvel’s box office leviathan Avengers: Endgame
collected another $2.8 million at the global box office this weekend, boosting
ticket sales to a massive $2.78 billion worldwide. That puts Avengers: Endgame
just $7.16 million behind Avatar’s all-time record of $2.788 billion.
James Cameron’s sci-fi epic has held strong as the highest grossing
movie of all time for almost a decade.
Paul McCartney reunited with Ringo Starr to perform
two Beatles classics during the bassist’s concert at Los Angeles’
Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. “We’ve got a surprise for us, a
surprise for you, a surprise for everyone: Ladies and gentlemen, the one and
only, Ringo Starr,” McCartney said introducing his former band mate to a
rapturous Dodger Stadium crowd.
Saturday night’s premiere of Hobbs & Shaw was brought to a halt following
a brief electrical issue in the Dolby Theater. Reports from inside
the venue say an electrical grid toward the front of the theater started
sparking about 30 minutes into the screening, causing flashes and loud popping
sounds to fill the room. The sparks then moved upward from the floor in the
center of the orchestra and back toward a block of seats.
Serena Williams praised Meghan Markle is a "great
friend" after the Duchess of Sussex came to support her at the 2019
Wimbledon women's singles final, which she lost.
YouTube Star Gigi Gorgeous is married! The 27 year old
Canadian beauty influencer and activist, who became even more famous in 2013
after coming out as a transgender woman, has wed Nats Getty.