Matthew Perry, Michael Fassbender’s Upcoming Film

By Miguel Mike Medina

It is very shocking and saddening to learn about the passing of actor Matthew Perry. He will forever be remembered for his performance in the hit show Friends. Perry struggled in his personal life for many years but his comedic performance is something that I will always remember about him the most. It’s going to be weird to see Friends reunions knowing that Matthew Perry made his journey to heaven. 

Perry was 54 years old. The cast of Friends and his family members must be going through a very difficult time. For all of us who are fans of Friends, it stings to see one of the cast members pass away. 

Two-time Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender will be starring in the upcoming music comedy film, Kneecap, which is about the Irish hip-hop group who have the same name. I never heard of the group but it caught my attention. Fassbender is a terrific actor. I like his work in 12 Years A Slave and Steve Jobs. If it weren’t for Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance in The Revenant, I believe Fassbender would’ve won an Oscar for Steve Jobs. I’m looking forward to seeing Fassbender in this film. It’s been a while I haven’t heard from him. 

Ducks Hand Bruins’ First Loss

By Miguel Mike Medina

The Anaheim Ducks came back to hand the Boston Bruins their first loss of the season. The Ducks trailed 3-1 late in the third period before tying it with back-to-back goals in the final 1:55. Leo Carlsson and Troy Terry also each had an assist. Goalie John Gibson made 27 saves. Ducks won 4-3 in overtime. 

New York Rangers goalie Jonathan Quick, who signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in July, made 29 saves for his first shutout with the New York Rangers, a 3-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers. Braden Schneider, Adam Fox, and Alexis Lafreniere scored three goals for the Rangers. Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner made 29 saves. The misery continues for Edmonton but it’s still a long season to go. Oilers have lost four in a row. 

The NHL has suspended Ottawa Senators player Shane Pinto for 41 games for activities relating to sports wagering. It’s a costly suspension for Pinto because he’s an important piece to this Ottawa that’s trying to compete. It’s playoffs or bust for Ottawa. It’s a distraction for the team. We hope Pinto and Ottawa can fix their relationship after he completes his suspension. 

Future Films Coming Soon

By Miguel Mike Medina

Stephen King is the man when it comes to writing. Another project will be used from his adaptations. The Director behind this project is Mike Flanagan, who is known for his work in Doctor Sleep. What about the cast? It got better. Chiwetel Ejafor, Karen Gillan, and Jacob Tremblay joined the cast for the film ‘The Life of Chuck.’ Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamil are also part of this cast. Film Production has already taken place and one of the locations is in Alabama.

I like the addition of Jacob Tremblay. Ever since I saw him in Room and Wonder, I believe this kid is a star in the making of the film industry. We gotta protect him at all costs. 

Oscar winner Geena Davis is finally back in the leading role game. It’s been a long time coming for the veteran actress. She’s attached to Star in the road trip film called ‘Cowgirl’s Last Ride.’ The cast also features Scoot McNairy, Julia Sweeney, and Jill Scott.

The story follows an unorthodox retired Texas cowgirl, played by Davis, who battles against the negligent staff of her Dallas nursing home before escaping in a pickup truck on a journey towards her native east Texas, while her worried son sets off in hot pursuit. 

Leena Yadav will direct the film. She made her feature film debut in 2015 with Parched. Kris Hunt will write the screenplay. Production will begin sometime in 2024. 

A24’s ‘The Iron Claw’

By Miguel Mike Medina

A24, my favorite independent film company, has released a new trailer for the movie, The Iron Claw. It’s based on a true story. Directed by Sean Durkin. The cast is solid starting with Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, etc. The movie follows the triumph and tragedy of an American sports dynasty. It is set to hit the theaters on December 22nd. 

Jeremy Allen White is one talented actor. I’ve been following his work since Shameless. He has more momentum now after winning awards for his leading role performance in Hulu’s ‘The Bear.’ White could become the most successful actor out of the Shameless cast. He’s only like 32 or 33 years old. So we shall see. But I like his work as an actor and I wish him many more success. I’m looking forward to seeing this film when it hits online. 

Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy is the latest actor who will get behind the scenes and dip his toes into directing. I’m a fan and support actors who take situations into their own hands and try directing, writing, or producing. McAvoy will make his directorial debut on the rap biopic “Sibilil N Brains.” They’re a Scotland rap group that became infamous for conning the international music industry into thinking they were Californian rappers after faking American accents. I’m sure McAvoy will be reaching out to fellow directors to ask for advice and will be doing his homework very well. I’m rooting for McAvoy to enjoy his first taste in directing actors. 

Jaume Collet-Serra continues to get work. Consistency and dedication are key in Hollywood. Serra will be reuniting with actress Emily Blunt, whom I’m a fan of. Serra will be directing Amazon’s detective film “Kate Warne.” Emily Blunt will be serving as the producer for this project. Dwayne The Rock Johnson is also part of the producing team. Serra, Blunt, and Johnson all worked together in Disney’s’ Jungle Cruise. 

RRR – Movie Review

By Miguel Mike Medina

RRR is one incredible film and one of my favorite films of 2022. Yes, it is a long movie – 3 hours, which is one of my main issues of this movie, but it keeps you on your toes. There’s something about foreign films that brings excitement to a moviegoer like myself. RRR is an action/drama film. RRR stands for “Rise Roar Revolt.” The movie is about two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s. The film is directed and written by the genius S. S. Rajamouli. 

The movie does have a lot of violence. The action pack is at an all-time high. One of the things I liked about this movie is the stage combat and the choreography. When I first saw the dancing scenes in the movie, it caught me by surprise to see that in this movie, especially an Indian movie. But I thought it was a good decision on the director’s part to include that. The writing, cinematography, acting, and soundtrack were all flat-out amazing. This is a movie that I can see myself owning on Blu-Ray or DVD. 

RRR is considered arguably India’s biggest action movie ever. It is the third highest-grossing Indian film of all time and the highest-grossing Indian film of 2022. RRR won the Academy Award for Best Original Song “Naatu Naatu.” The movie also won for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Song at the Critics Choice Awards. 

It is currently streaming on Netflix. You should watch it if you haven’t done so yet. From 1 through 5, I give this movie a 4.6 out of 5 stars.