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www.empireonline.com Glen Powell Could Be Set To Star In Backdraft Remake

The Twisters and Top Gun: Maverick star is said to be circling a remake of Ron Howard's Kurt Russell starring classic 1991 movie. Read more at Empire.

Glen Powell Could Be Set To Star In Backdraft Remake

> Have you got any salt handy? You may want to take a pinch of it for this one. Following recent star turns in Top Gun: Maverick, Anyone But You, Richard Linklater's Hit Man, and buzzy summer disaster movie blockbuster Twisters, it would be fair to say that Glen Powell is very hot right now. But he could be about to get hotter — quite literally. In a recent interview with CNBC posted to the broadcaster's YouTube channel, Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer said not once, but twice, that a remake of Ron Howard's 1991 firefighting classic Backdraft is in the works, with none other than Powell set to star. > > ... > > Now, as we say, some salt-pinching is required at this stage because neither Powell nor original Backdraft director Howard are on the record as saying this film is happening just yet. However, there is a somewhat compelling case to be made for it. Aside from the fact that Powell is proving quite the king when it comes to bringing his particular brand of throwback star power to legacy titles (see the aforementioned Top Gun: Maverick and Twisters), Howard has expressed an interest in revisiting the Kurt Russell and William Baldwin starrer not so long ago. "Backdraft would be really good [to adapt]," said Howard an interview with Entertainment Weekly last year, expressing an interest in a potential TV reworking of his film about two feuding siblings fighting fires in Chicago. "You could get the scope and the intensity that we had to do all in-camera — now we could do it efficiently and safely."

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www.standard.co.uk King and Queen grant goat rare royal title as they finish Channel Islands visit

It is the first time in recent history that the protected title has been granted to a livestock breed, and will apply to all Golden Guernseys.

King and Queen grant goat rare royal title as they finish Channel Islands visit

> A breed of goat was given a rare royal title during the King and Queen’s visit to Guernsey on Tuesday. > >Charles and Camilla granted the Golden Guernsey breed the special title of Royal Golden Guernsey Goat, conferring the award on eight-year-old Summerville Tamsin at an event in the gardens at Les Cotils. > > It is the first time in recent history that the protected title has been granted to a livestock breed, and will apply to all Golden Guernseys on the island and elsewhere in the world. > >Royal titles are granted sparingly, on the advice of the Cabinet Office and with strict standards applied.

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www.rollingstone.com Heritage Foundation Exec Threatens 'Gay Furry Hackers' in Unhinged Texts

Mike Howell of Heritage Foundation went at gay furry hacking collective SiegedSec after data breach motivated by Project 2025.

Heritage Foundation Exec Threatens 'Gay Furry Hackers' in Unhinged Texts

> Self-described “gay furry hackers” on July 2 breached archival data from a site that was operated by the Heritage Foundation until recently, and on Tuesday released two gigabytes of internal data originally collected by the conservative think tank. Now an executive director at the influential organization is so hopping mad that he might as well invest in a kangaroo costume. > > ... > > This material, as the Daily Dot reported and as the Heritage Foundation now confirms, came from the Daily Signal, Heritage’s media and commentary site, which lists one Mike Howell as an investigative columnist. The former Trump administration official in the Department of Homeland Security is also the executive director of Heritage’s Oversight Project, an initiative focused on border security, elections, and countering the “influence” of the Communist Party of China. It was Howell who contacted SiegedSec in the wake of the breach to get answers about their motivations — and as he continued to message “vio,” his texts grew more unhinged and threatening. > >After declining to talk with Howell by phone, vio described what it was that they and their hacker furry comrades sought to accomplish: “[W]e want to make a message and shine light on who exactly supports the [H]eritage foundation,” they wrote. “[W]e [don’t] want anything more than that, not money and not fame. [W]e’re strongly against Project 2025 and everything the [H]eritage foundation stands for.” Howell seemed stunned by the explanation. “That’s why you hacked us?” he replied. “Just for that?” (Once the full chat log was released by SiegedSec, Howell confirmed to the Daily Dot that it was genuine, and that the conversation had taken place on Wednesday.) > > From there, Howell’s tone shifted. “We are in the process of identifying and outing [sic] members of your group,” he wrote. “Reputations and lives will be destroyed. Closeted Furries will be presented to the world for the degenerate perverts they are.” As vio expressed skepticism that anyone in SiegedSec would be identified and continued to criticize the Heritage agenda as harmful to human rights, Howell invoked Biblical authority and seethed that the hackers had “turned against nature.” > >“God created nature, and nature’s laws are vicious. It is why you have to put on a perverted animal costume to satisfy your sexual deviances,” Howell wrote. “Are you aware that you won’t be able to wear a furry tiger costume when you’re getting pounded in the ass in the federal prison I put you in next year?” When vio taunted the executive for this outburst and hinted that they would be posting the conversation online, Howell replied, “Please share widely. I hope the word spreads as fast as the STDs do in your degenerate furry community.” > >He went on to liken furry culture to bestiality, which he called a “sin,” prompting vio to ask him, “whats ur opinion on vore.” (Vorarephilia, or vore, is a fetish typically expressed in erotic art of people or creatures eating one another.) A Twitter user shared a screenshot of this exchange Wednesday afternoon, leading Howell to quote-tweet the post with lyrics from rapper Eminem‘s 2000 single “The Way I Am.” > > Hours later, Howell learned through the Daily Dot‘s reporting that vio had decided to try to quit their life of cybercrime, and that the rest of the collective agreed it was “time to let SiegedSec rest for good,” in part to avoid FBI attention. “COMPLETE AND TOTAL VICTORY,” Howell tweeted. “I have forced the Gay Furry Hackers to DISBAND.”

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  • Good try but you aren't chomping on my noggin today!

  • www.polygon.com The dark sci-fi thriller Meanwhile On Earth feels like a stealth return to the world of Under the Skin

    From the writer-director of I Lost My Body, one of the weirdest animated projects you can watch on Netflix

    The dark sci-fi thriller Meanwhile On Earth feels like a stealth return to the world of Under the Skin

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/14864440

    > > Fans of Jérémy Clapin’s strange, haunting animated movie I Lost My Body (which is streaming on Netflix) may be surprised at the pivot he took with his second feature film, Meanwhile On Earth. This time, he’s working in live action, with a science fiction premise involving a secretive alien invasion. The first trailer for Meanwhile On Earth has arrived, and for fans of low-budget, character-driven sci-fi, it may look familiar: It feels like a blend of Jonathan Glazer’s striking 2013 Scarlett Johansson thriller Under the Skin and Mike Cahill’s dreamy, shocking 2011 drama Another Earth. > > Trailer > > IMDb

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    www.polygon.com The dark sci-fi thriller Meanwhile On Earth feels like a stealth return to the world of Under the Skin

    From the writer-director of I Lost My Body, one of the weirdest animated projects you can watch on Netflix

    The dark sci-fi thriller Meanwhile On Earth feels like a stealth return to the world of Under the Skin

    > Fans of Jérémy Clapin’s strange, haunting animated movie I Lost My Body (which is streaming on Netflix) may be surprised at the pivot he took with his second feature film, Meanwhile On Earth. This time, he’s working in live action, with a science fiction premise involving a secretive alien invasion. The first trailer for Meanwhile On Earth has arrived, and for fans of low-budget, character-driven sci-fi, it may look familiar: It feels like a blend of Jonathan Glazer’s striking 2013 Scarlett Johansson thriller Under the Skin and Mike Cahill’s dreamy, shocking 2011 drama Another Earth.

    Trailer

    IMDb

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    Disc market share for week ending in 2024-07-06: "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" ices the competition once again.
    1. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

    I don't seem to recall this getting a big run in cinemas, if at all. I wonder if that'll help with sales. As Dream Scenario didn't get much of a release here in the UK it has got me a lot more focused on getting it on Blu-ray.

    1. Team America: World Police

    Fuck yeah! Looking forward to upgrading my old DVD.

  • Poster: The Crow (2024)
  • I don't think that's the idea. A bit like Edgar Wright's upcoming Running Man, as well as his Barbarella, it is more a re-adaption of the original source material.

    It's risky when the first attempt is so iconic but The Thing demonstrates that it's possible to pull this off.

  • A Different Man | Official Trailer HD | A24
  • Always up for a bit of A24 and it's good to see Adam Pearson getting the joint lead role, as he's largely known for his documentary and campaigning work here in the UK.

  • Edgar Wright's ‘The Running Man' Remake to Shoot This Fall — Stars Glen Powell
  • Wright is coming off the worst-reviewed film of his career: 2021’s “Last Night in Soho.”

    Odd way to pitch it as his other movies are so strong, being the worst-reviewed has less weight. It's definitely not my favourite Wright film (Shaun of the Dead is) but it isn't a bad film.

  • Edgar Wright's ‘The Running Man' Remake to Shoot This Fall — Stars Glen Powell

    www.worldofreel.com Edgar Wright's ‘The Running Man' Remake to Shoot This Fall — Stars Glen Powell — World of Reel

    Here’s word that Edgar Wright is about shoot his next film this fall, it’s a remake of “The Running Man,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

    Edgar Wright's ‘The Running Man' Remake to Shoot This Fall — Stars Glen Powell — World of Reel

    >Here’s word that Edgar Wright is about shoot his next film this fall, it’s a remake of “The Running Man,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Of course, as with all big projects these days, Glen Powell is set to star as the lead. > >Powell spoke to IndieWire about the upcoming production, which is set to take place in London, and he describes it as a “this massive movie”: > >I’m going to be shooting “The Running Man” in the fall […] The world that Edgar’s developed on this thing is just outrageous. It’s so good. And really, we’re just both such big fans of the Stephen King book, and it’s going to be a great character. I’m so fired up about it. > >Powell goes on to add that Wright is the one director he’s been dying to collaborate with. In 2008, right after moving to LA, he actually wrote a wish list of directors that he wanted to work with, and Wright’s name was right at the top of the list (“literally number one”). > >I’m such an Edgar Wright man. And so, the fact that I get to work with him right now is just so damn cool. > > ... > > Wright is coming off the worst-reviewed film of his career: 2021’s “Last Night in Soho.” He still has his ardent fans who will go see whatever he does next, he’s built up this base of supporters with such films as “Baby Driver,” “The World’s End,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Scott Pilgrim vs The World” and “Shaun of the Dead.” > >Wright has two other projects percolating in the works, including his "Baby Driver" sequel, a “Barbarella” remake starring Sydney Sweeney, but ‘Running Man’ is definitely next.

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    www.scientificamerican.com Why We Can’t Rule Out Alien Spaceships in Earth’s Atmosphere (Yet)

    We can and should look harder for evidence of alien visitors to our solar system

    Why We Can’t Rule Out Alien Spaceships in Earth’s Atmosphere (Yet)

    >Have we been too hasty to dismiss the possibility of interstellar spacecraft nearby? Are there limits to our sampling depth that we are not fully aware of? > >To help find out, in 2022 NASA commissioned an independent study to determine whether current satellites and surveillance systems have sufficient sampling depth to detect “unidentified anomalous phenomena,” or UAPs (government talk for what could be alien spaceships). The researchers’ conclusions: > >>NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites collect the most data within the Earth system, yet they typically lack the spatial resolution to detect relatively small objects such as UAP.... >> >>Commercial satellite constellations provide imagery at sub- to several-meter spatial resolution, which is well-matched to the typical spatial scales of known UAP.... The limitation on this data is that at any given time most of the Earth’s surface is not covered by commercial satellites at high resolution—for a particular UAP event, we will need to be fortunate to obtain high-resolution observations from space. > >It seems that Earth’s atmosphere is unintuitively large, just as microorganisms are unintuitively small. While the atmosphere is so transparent and so close, we do not have a complete grasp of everything inside it. Consider that the average depth of Earth’s oceans is 2.3 miles, while the atmosphere extends up to about 6,200 miles, where it gradually transitions into space. > >If Earth’s atmosphere is truly a rock unturned, why aren’t more astrobiology-minded scientists scrambling to take a peek? (One notable exception is Harvard University astrophysicist Avi Loeb, co-founder of the Galileo Project, an effort to search for and study evidence of UAP activity on or near Earth.) Just as Fracastoro’s colleagues made a series of assumptions about the nature of disease, so has the scientific community made a series of assumptions about technological species. Foremost among these is the idea that alien spacecraft in the solar system or cosmic civilizations percolating through the Milky Way would emit unmistakably prominentsignals. This notion encourages us to look for displays of cosmic technological might that could be considered absurdly wasteful and impractical. In turn, it discourages us from seeking out quieter, more subtle forms of alien technology, even though they may be more common. > >From our privileged position in history, we know that advances in energy use often come with increases in efficiency, not simply increases in size or expansiveness. Think of the modern miniaturization of smartphones versus the mid-20th-century trend of computers that filled up whole rooms. Perhaps we should be looking for sophisticated and compact alien spacecraft, rather than motherships spewing misused energy. > > With this in mind, we can imagine going back to 1950 and rephrasing Fermi’s famed lunchtime question. > >His shirt ripples in a hot desert wind. He looks up at the sky. > >“Where are all the loud, obvious indicators of aliens?” he asks. > >When phrased like this, the simplest explanation stands out like a sore thumb. Perhaps aliens don’t leave loud, obvious indicators. Perhaps their vehicles are nearby, and perhaps no one has bothered to check properly—yet.

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    www.bbc.co.uk Japan: 'Super spicy' crisps land students in hospital

    The company's website is full of warnings - it "forbids" those under 18  from eating the fiery snacks.

    Japan: 'Super spicy' crisps land students in hospital

    > Fourteen high school students in Tokyo were admitted to hospital after eating "super spicy" potato crisps, police said. > >Around 30 students ate the fiery snacks after one of them brought them to school on Tuesday, Japanese local media reported. > >Soon, some of them started complaining of nausea and acute pain around their mouth, prompting emergency calls to the fire department and police. > >The 13 girls and one boy who were taken to hospital were conscious and reportedly had minor symptoms. > >The company that makes the snack, Isoyama Corp, put out a statement, apologising for "any inconvenience" to customers, and wished the students a swift recovery. > > ... > > The company website is full of warnings for those who may wish to try the crisps. > >It "forbids" those under 18, external from consuming the crisps which are called "R 18+ curry chips", because of how spicy they are - and it warns even those who love hot food to "eat with caution". The crisps are "so spicy that they may cause you pain", it says. > >The spiciness comes from the potent “ghost pepper”, cultivated in northeastern India, where it's known as bhut jolokia. Although it is used in recipes in India and elsewhere, it's known to be among the world's hottest chillis. > >The kick from your chilli can have side effects > >The Japanese firm, in fact, advises people not to "eat the chips when they are alone” and says they could cause diarrhoea if eaten "excessively". > >Those with high blood pressure and weak stomachs "are absolutely prohibited" from eating the crisps, according to the company's website. It warns people who have cuts on their fingers to be careful while opening the packets. > >Those who are "timid or too scared" are also discouraged from trying the snack.

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    What's Going On With Wookieepedia, The Star Wars Wiki?
  • pin heads

    Definitely pinheads involved.

  • www.kptv.com Mysterious posters 'ban' ghost summoning in Portland park

    Mysterious posters that popped up in a Portland park claim recent events have resulted in an Ouija board ban.

    Mysterious posters 'ban' ghost summoning in Portland park

    > Mysterious posters that popped up in a Portland park claim recent events have resulted in an Ouija board ban. > >Over the weekend, a poster reading "DUE TO RECENT EVENTS OUIJA BOARDS ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED AT FERNHILL PARK” was placed on the bathroom doors of Fernhill Park in northeast Portland. > >“I’ve definitely never seen anyone play Ouija boards in the bathroom,” one man said while walking his dog. > >“I’ve never seen Ouija boards in the park,” another person said, “just dogs, kids and sports.” > >Online speculation over what the “event” could be took a fantastical turn, with one Reddit user saying it’s just another day in Portland —a portal to the underworld— and people are worried over nothing. > > ... > > A spokesperson for Portland Parks & Rec confirmed the sign was not official.

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    Nominative Determinism @feddit.uk ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝 @feddit.uk

    Former CIA analyst Sue Mi indicted

    edition.cnn.com Former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry indicted on charges of secretly working for South Korea | CNN

    A prominent expert on North Korea and former CIA analyst has been indicted by a New York grand jury on charges of secretly working for the South Korean government in exchange for designer goods, Michelin star meals and $37,000 for a fund that she controlled.

    Former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry indicted on charges of secretly working for South Korea | CNN

    cross-posted from: https://zerobytes.monster/post/1990634

    > ##### The original post: /r/nottheonion by /u/Holden-Tewdiggs on 2024-07-17 16:13:33. >

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    Lewd tourist antics on Florence Bacchus statue lead to outrage
  • I'd put decent money on her being a pissed Brit on a hen do.

  • Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • fighting off zombies distracted

    The undead war is definitely a distraction.

  • Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • Transparency is key because a) it's not my money and b) I do try and encourage people to set up single topic instances and I wanted to demonstrate that the costs aren't that high.

  • Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • Always open to ideas, although as it isn't my money I'd be hesitant to dip too far into it because it may be needed. However, it will keep building up if there's no crisis.

    Ideas:

    • GA has mentioned using AI credits to get better summaries or video summaries.
    • If there was a feature in some code we wanted to use we could posts a bounty on it.
    • Smart toilets for feddit.uk HQ.
  • Lewd tourist antics on Florence Bacchus statue lead to outrage
  • I'm sure there used to be a statue molesting website back in the day but it remains elusive.

  • www.bbc.com Lewd tourist antics on Florence Bacchus statue lead to outrage

    The photos spark angry reactions from social media users, some of whom call for the woman's arrest.

    Lewd tourist antics on Florence Bacchus statue lead to outrage

    > There has been outrage in Italy after a female tourist in Florence was pictured miming a lewd act on a statue of the Roman god Bacchus. > >In the photos - which were shared online by the social media account Welcome To Florence - the woman can also be seen kissing the life-size statue at nighttime. > > ... > > The photos sparked angry reactions from social media users, some of whom called for the woman's arrest. > >"This is the result of years of attempts at turning Florence into Disneyland," said another. > >Patrizia Asproni, the president of Confcultura, an association that promotes Italy's cultural heritage, told Italian media that these "repeated shows of rudeness and barbarity" take place "because everyone feels entitled to do whatever they want with impunity". > >Ms Asproni called for the application of the "Singapore model" with "tight checks, sky-high fines and zero tolerance" for bad behaviour. > >Antonella Rinaldi, Florence's archaeology and fine arts superintendent, said: "Tourists are welcome here but they need to respect our artworks, be they originals or replicas." > >"Although I doubt this lady - whom I condemn - even knows the difference," she added.

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    Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • Thanks for the kind offer but, as it stands, everyone's generosity means we are in a secure financial state. If something unexpected does strike and, we need more, we can always have another round of fundraising.

  • Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)
  • I know it’s a bit thankless.

    It's the dull bit that helps keep the lights on but I've got it down to 5 minutes once a month, so it is hardly a chore.

    Let us know if the well’s running dry.

    We will do but, as it stands, the future of the Instance is secure. Regular donations exceed the hosting costs and one-off have given us a sizeable war chest which should help us through any issues (it's always tricky to foresee what might be in the future but this gives us a buffer against a lot of things).

  • Criterion's October Wave Gets into the Halloween Spirit with Four New Titles on 4K UHD and Blu-ray

    cross-posted from: https://feddit.uk/post/14808909

    > > The Criterion Collection has revealed their October 2024 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray slate. This wave includes: I Walked with a Zombie / The Seventh Victim: Produced by Val Lewton, Masahiro Shinoda's Demon Pond, and Harmony Korine’s Gummo - all three on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray, plus G. W. Pabst's Pandora's Box only on Blu-ray. > > Tech specs at Blu-ray.com

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    Criterion's October Wave Gets into the Halloween Spirit with Four New Titles on 4K UHD and Blu-ray

    > The Criterion Collection has revealed their October 2024 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray slate. This wave includes: I Walked with a Zombie / The Seventh Victim: Produced by Val Lewton, Masahiro Shinoda's Demon Pond, and Harmony Korine’s Gummo - all three on both 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray, plus G. W. Pabst's Pandora's Box only on Blu-ray.

    Tech specs at Blu-ray.com

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    What's Going On With Wookieepedia, The Star Wars Wiki?
  • It did seem an odd fuss over what could be easily hand-waved away if required. However, his previous age doesn't seem to be canon, so I assume this was approved from higher up as it gives us two known GR Jedi on the Council at the time.

  • lemmy.zip NeoDB - Lemmy.zip

    The unofficial Lemmy community for NeoDB. Official links: * GitHub [https://github.com/neodb-social/neodb] * @[email protected] [https://mastodon.social/@neodb] * neodb.social [https://neodb.social/discover/] - one of the main instances If the devs want to run this instance then let me know.

    NeoDB - Lemmy.zip

    [email protected]

    An unofficial community for NeoDB, a very promising federated "everything" rating and reviewing database.

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    Last Week in Fediverse – ep 76
  • I was sufficiently impressed that I started [email protected].

    It might also interest you @[email protected].

  • NeoDB wishlist

    I gave my initial thoughts here but I thought it worth boiling down to a few features I (possibly selfishly) would like to see:

    • Lemmy login (and other Threadiverse devices like Mbin/Kbin and perhaps PieFed but the lack of an API may be an issue) - you can already use your login from a number of other Fediverse services.
    • Import IMDb lists - you can import Letterboxd ones.

    As both features are already running in NeoDB (just for other websites) it should lower the bar for these changes, compared with starting from scratch.

    Anything else people want to see?

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    Feddit.uk financial report (July 2024)

    As can be seen from our Open Collective page, we built up a war chest in our first round of fundraising that almost covers a year's worth of hosting and we still have solid monthly donations:

    !

    However, this doesn't provide a full breakdown of our costs, so here are the details:

    Hosting (total after VAT €40.68 - £34.09):

    • Server - €29.00
    • IP4 - €1.70
    • Backup box - €3.20

    So, as we received £39.31 this month our monthly donations are covering the hosting costs. As we went for a server with ample specifications these costs should remain the same for the time being.

    In addition, before our fund-raiskng, I paid for hosting as we were preparing for a move to a new instance and then, after a quick change of plans, the current server. So there were four payments and I am submitting one repayment each month. This month was £11.78.

    Following an earlier request, I have broken down the outgoings in a spreadsheet, which can be found here. That should help explain what the various costs have been and the payments that have been made to me as well as the ones due.

    If anyone has any other questions then fire away. I've tried to keep everything concise but informative, however, I may have missed something.

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    variety.com Nicolas Cage’s Psychological Thriller ‘The Surfer’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions After Cannes Premiere

    Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired North American rights to 'The Surfer,' a psychological thriller starring Nicolas Cage.

    Nicolas Cage’s Psychological Thriller ‘The Surfer’ Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions After Cannes Premiere

    > Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired North American rights to “The Surfer,” a psychological thriller starring Nicolas Cage that premiered at Cannes Film Festival. > >The movie will be released in theaters on a yet-to-be-determined date in 2025. Lorcan Finnegan directed “The Surfer,” a story about a man who returns to the idyllic beach of his childhood to surf with his son. But, according to the official logline, “he is humiliated by a group of powerful locals and drawn into a conflict that rises with the punishing heat of the summer and pushes him right to his breaking point.” > > “Lorcan’s movie is a stunning visual experience with an incredible palette, coupled with Nicolas Cage at his absolute best,” said Lauren Bixby, Lionsgate’s senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions. “We could not be more proud to bring this film to theaters.” > >Roadside Attractions co-presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen believe the film “ranks among the greatest Nicolas Cage performances.” > >Variety’s chief film critic Owen Gleiberman called “The Surfer” the kind of “trippy slapdash comic nightmare where the only way to watch it is to sit back and go with it,” adding that “Cage makes that easy to do.”

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    What's Going On With Wookieepedia, The Star Wars Wiki?

    > Wookieepedia, the most popular Star Wars wiki, appears to have entered an unexpected moment of crisis. It's impossible to overstate how important Wookieepedia, the fan-run Wiki, is to the Star Wars fandom. It's one of the largest Fandom sites in existence, with 193,050 pages and counting, and the site has even been frequented by actors and writers as well as general fans. > >There's probably no better online resource when it comes to Star Wars, with Wookieepedia guiding viewers seamlessly through Legends and canon information. Even more impressively, over the last few years, the "Wook" (as it is often called) has become an important part of the online fan community in its own right. Unfortunately, over the last week, the Wook has found itself at the heart of a major controversy. > > Leslye Headland's The Acolyte has proved to be one of Lucasfilm's most controversial releases to date, with an online backlash and a pretty transparent review-bombing campaign. One of the strangest controversies was over the age of Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi, a character who makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in The Acolyte episode 4. This appearance contradicted a 1999 CD-ROM and a 2013 trading card, both of which established that Ki-Adi-Mundi shouldn't have been born yet. Neither are actually canon, and Lucas himself contradicted the CD-ROM later in the prequel trilogy when he changed Ki-Adi-Mundi's lightsaber color. > > Ki-Adi-Mundi's age became an unlikely flashpoint, especially when the canon page on Ki-Adi-Mundi was edited on Wookieepedia to reflect his appearance in The Acolyte. This resulted in death threat messages against the editor, and these were publicly shared by Jordan Wilson - then a key member of the Social Media Team and administrator of the Wook. Wilson had not been given permission to make these public, however, and has since acknowledged that doing so was a mistake. This seems to be the inciting incident for a major change at Wookieepedia.

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    eu.usatoday.com The 15 craziest Nicolas Cage movies, ranked (including 'Longlegs')

    Nicolas Cage plays a super-creepy serial killer in the new horror movie \

    The 15 craziest Nicolas Cage movies, ranked (including 'Longlegs')

    They are:

    1. Face/Off (1997)
    2. Longlegs (2024)
    3. Mandy (2018)
    4. Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
    5. The Wicker Man (2006)
    6. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
    7. Wild at Heart (1990)
    8. Renfield (2023)
    9. Willy's Wonderland (2021)
    10. Raising Arizona (1987)
    11. Sympathy for the Devil (2023)
    12. Color Out of Space (2020)
    13. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
    14. Adaptation (2002)
    15. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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    Why The Acolyte's Lightsabers Are So Thick & What It Means For Star Wars Canon

    5