scorecardresearch
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022

The Expresso Entertainment Update

Your Entertainment Expresso is served! The Indian Express brings to you the latest news updates from the world of Indian and international entertainment, movies, TV and OTT.

Episode 1651 November 24, 2022

Expresso Hollywood News Update at 6:30 pm on 24th November 2022

Listen to the latest Hollywood news by the Indian Express where we talk about the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron‘s blockbuster Avatar, which will be released in mainland Chinese cinemas on December 16. We also look at another big story: Filmmaker Yann Demange has signed on with Marvel Studios to its much-anticipated Blade movie. Stay tuned to find out more about how Disenchanted, the sequel to the 2007 musical drama Enchanted, takes forward the story of Amy Adams’s Giselle and Patrick Dempsey’s Robert. The film takes place ten years after the prequel.

Expresso Hollywood News Update at 6:30 pm on 24th November 2022Listen to the latest Hollywood news by the Indian Express where we talk about the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron‘s blockbuster Avatar, which will be released in mainland Chinese cinemas on December 16. We also look at another big story: Filmmaker Yann Demange has signed on with Marvel Studios to its much-anticipated Blade movie. Stay tuned to find out more about how Disenchanted, the sequel to the 2007 musical drama Enchanted, takes forward the story of Amy Adams’s Giselle and Patrick Dempsey’s Robert. The film takes place ten years after the prequel.
share

You are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here is the latest news from the world of Hollywood brought to you by The Indian Express.
"Let's begin with news on the film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which is a sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, and brings together a new cast in Greece for a fresh murder mystery and a case for sharply-dressed detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig.

Rian Johnson, who directed both movies, helped peel back one of the franchise’s biggest mysteries this week when he explained what Glass Onion means. He told Reuters, “Well it’s a Beatles song first and foremost and it’s kind of a Beatles song about a mystery that’s not a mystery. I ended up working in the idea of the glass onion of this thing that seems densely layered but in reality, it’s pretty transparent."""
"Moving on to news on the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron‘s blockbuster Avatar, which will be released in mainland Chinese cinemas on Dec. 16, 20th Century Studios announced on Wednesday on its official Weibo account.

Avatar: The Way of Water is one of the few foreign films to get access to the Chinese market in recent months, with others including the latest film in the Minions franchise and Sony Pictures’ Where the Crawdads Sing.

Cameron’s sequel lands in theatres almost 13 years after Avatar made history. It emerged as the top-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office, a record it holds till today with more than $2.92 billion in ticket sales, not adjusted for inflation and including re-releases."
"Steven Spielberg will be honoured for his life’s work at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2023.

Festival organisers said on Tuesday that the 75-year-old American director, producer and screenwriter will be awarded an honorary Golden Bear, the annual event’s top prize, for a body of work that comprises more than 100 movies and series. The multiple Oscar winner’s works “is unique in the history of international cinema of the past 60 years for its immense variety,” the festival said.

Spielberg’s productions have included everything from E.T. to Schindler’s List. The Berlin festival will screen his latest film, The Fabelmans."
"It is not every day you come across a movie that is as visually rich and technically sound as the 2012 Ang Lee directorial Life of Pi. The film, which marked the debut of 19-year-old Sooraj Sharma, also featured the likes of Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Adil Hussain in pivotal parts.

In author Aseem Chhabra’s book Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi director Ang Lee lauded Irrfan’s acting, especially in the goodbye speech.

Lee said,
“With actors, I just want to see the results. But that was the effect I wanted. It’s very inspiring for a lot of people around the world. His speech was a dream for a filmmaker. He should have gotten an award for that speech.”"
"Filmmaker Yann Demange has signed on with Marvel Studios to its much-anticipated Blade movie. Demange, known for critically-acclaimed features ’71 (2014) and White Boy Rick (2018), will helm the project from a script by Michael Starrbury, according to entertainment news website Deadline. He joins the project months after the exit of director Bassam Tariq. The filmmaker will still be attached as an executive producer on the movie.

Blade centres on the iconic comic book vampire slayer. He is half-mortal, half-immortal, trying to free the world from vampires as a way of avenging his mother, who was killed by a vampire as she gave birth to him.

The movie is set to star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali "
"Disenchanted, the sequel to the 2007 musical drama Enchanted, takes forward the story of Amy Adams’s Giselle and Patrick Dempsey’s Robert. The film takes place ten years after the prequel.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Disenchanted director Adam Shankman explains what ‘happily-ever-after’ means to him and why he chose to expand on it in his latest film. He said, “I love the idea of happily ever after, so I wanted to know what comes after it. Does that mean life ends? We’ve lived in very complicated times. We’ve faced a lot of challenges in the past few years. So, what is happily ever after?"""
"Moving on to news on Chris Hemsworth, who is the only original Avenger to get four solo movies, and in a recent interview, the Australian actor hinted that his next film as the superhero, might mark the end of his journey as the God of Thunder. Chris assured that fans will get a chance to bid him goodbye much like they got a chance with Steve Rogers’ Captain America and Tony Stark’s Iron Man.

He was quoted as saying, “Yeah, for sure. I feel like we’d probably have to close the book if I ever did it again, you know what I mean? I feel like it probably warrants that."""
"Everything Everywhere All At Once has gotten eight nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards with nods for best feature, best director, best lead actor for Michelle Yeoh, supporting actors Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The organization announced nominees for its 38th edition, where other top contenders include Todd Field’s classical music thriller Tár, with seven nominations, including for feature, director, actor for Cate Blanchett and supporting actor for Nina Hoss, Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun, Sarah Polley’s Women Talking and Luca Guadagnino’s Bones and All. Aside from Aftersun, nominated for the best first feature, all are best feature nominees alongside the sole nomination for Our Father the Devil."

"You were listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update by The Indian Express. Ask your digital assistant device to play the latest entertainment news from the Indian Express to
stay up to date with the most accurate and reliable updates in the Entertainment world."

More info
More less
close