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Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) enlists
the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Dwayne
Johnson) to take her down the Amazon in his
ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient
tree that holds the power to heal, a discovery that will
change the future of medicine. Based on Disneyland's
theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of
travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals
and reptiles but with a supernatural element.
Gunpowder Milkshake (Netflix)
In her turbulent life as a professional assassin,
Scarlet was cruelly forced to abandon her daughter Sam
and go on the run. Years later, despite the
estrangement, Sam has also grown up into a cold blooded
hitwoman. After a high stake mission spins out of
control, putting an innocent 8 year old girl in the
middle of the gang war she has unleashed, Sam has no
choice but to go rogue. This ultimately leads her back
to her mother and her former hitwomen sidekicks, who all
join forces in an avenging war against those who took
everything from them. Gunpowder Milkshake featuring
Karen Gillan and Lena Headey is
streaming with subscription on Netflix.
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Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+)
In this parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple
Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadoon, a magical
town filled with singing and dancing townspeople, and
learn they can't leave without finding true love which
they thought they already had. Schmigadoon! featuring
Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael
Key has one or more episodes streaming with
subscription on Apple TV+. It's a comedy
and musical show with 3 episodes over 1 season.
Schmigadoon! is a genre unto itself. You’ll love it for
its playful satirical nod to the classic musicals of the
50s, through both the romantic and cynical lenses of our
current day guides.
Tiffany Haddish and Lakeith Stanfield may be in for
a scare. The two actors are in talks to star in Disney’s upcoming remake of
The Haunted Mansion, directed by Justin Simien,
who previously helmed Dear White People and the horror film
Bad Hair. The Haunted Mansion takes its roots from the spooky
theme park ride, which first debuted at Disneyland in 1969.
No longer Untitled Murder Mystery, a starry upcoming film from Searchlight
Pictures has an official title and a complete cast. See How
They Run, starring the previously announced Sam Rockwell,
Saoirse Ronan, David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody
and Ruth Wilson, is set for a wide theatrical release in 2022.
Cross Blonde off your Oscar predictions list for this year, as
Netflix’s fictionalized telling of Marilyn Monroe’s life
starring Ana de Armas will now release in 2022. Directed by Andrew
Dominik, who also adapted the novel by Joyce Carol Oates,
Blonde was one of the year’s most anticipated films by industry insiders and
consumers. A specific release date in 2022 has not been set yet.
The first female Doctor Who is leaving, the BBC confirmed.
Jodie Whittaker, who played the 13th doctor, has been in the role
since 2017. She will leave after her third season. She will appear in a six-part
event serial as well as three specials before her time on the show is up.
Showrunner Chris Chibnall, who cast Whittaker as the first female
doctor in the show’s history, is also leaving the series, he confirmed.
Simon Cowell’s popular talent show The X Factor has been
canceled after 17 years, U.K. broadcaster ITV has confirmed. “There are
no current plans for the next series of ‘The X Factor’ at this stage,” an ITV
spokesperson said in a statement.
Chrishell Stause is filling fans in on her rosy romance with
Jason Oppenheim. A week before the Selling Sunset stars
went public with their relationship, Chrishell posted a picture of an elaborate
floral delivery she had received in honor of her 40th birthday. At the time, she
didn't reveal the identity of the sender to her Instagram followers. But
now that fans know she and Jason are dating, Chrishell updated her previous
caption to confirm he was indeed the gift giver.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky brought it all during their latest
date night out. The couple was spotted holding hands while in Florida on July
27, just a few days after the rapper's performance at the Rolling Loud
Peacock has reached 54 million signups to date, NBCUniversal’s
parent company Comcast revealed during its Q2 2021 earnings release. The
tally is up from the 42 million subscribers that the company reported its
fledgling streaming service had reached by the end of March. It’s also well
ahead of targets, as Comcast had previously projected Peacock would have up to
35 million subscribers by the end of 2024.
Netflix has renewed the DC comic book adaptation Sweet
Tooth for Season 2. The show’s second season will again consist of eight
one-hour episodes; its premiere date is TBD.
Ron Popeil, the infomercial icon behind products like the
Pocket Fisherman and Hair in a Can, died on Wednesday at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 86.