Netflix picks up cancelled controversial series

Digital streaming entertainment platform, Netflix has renewed Lucifer for the fourth season.

The sci-fi, fantasy and crime-drama show was previously cancelled by Fox because the ratings tanked.

Fox chairman, Gary Newman told Deadline that it was simply ‘a ratings-based decision.’

‘We felt like performance-wise, we needed to make that change.’

Tom Ellis, who plays the lead Lucifer Morningstar confirmed the news on his Instagram account.

TVLine spoke to the show’s co-runners, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovilch, who confirmed that Netflix bought 10 episodes for the fourth season but also alluded to a possibly change as everything is ‘open to negotiations’.

Much of the revival is due to the fans of the show, who threw a fit following the cancellation announcement and we guess Netflix has an ear on the ground and decided to come to the rescue.

The pair said the show may stick to its 43-minute running time. They also mentioned a possible availability of the previous seasons on Netflix at some point, soon.

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Josh Brolin doesn’t want to play ‘grumpy old dudes’

Veteran star, Josh Brolin has revealed he has no ambition to play the ‘grumpy old dude’ in his movies.
The 50-year-old actor has insisted that in spite of celebrating his landmark birthday earlier this year, he has zero interest in accepting more placid on-screen roles.He told New York Times newspaper: ‘I’m 50. So what’s the thing, to start playing guys that are the next-door neighbour who’s the grumpy old dude who’s married in the rom-com, and then Jennifer Aniston goes and [expletive] the other guy who’s cooler and he’s an [expletive]? Like, no. I’ve been offered a lot of those parts, and I’m like, no, man. Don’t want to do that. It’s not interesting to me.’

In recent years, talk of gender pay inequality has become a big issue for the movie business.

But the Hollywood veteran – who recently starred in Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 – has admitted he’s never personally witnessed any pay inequality on the films he has worked on.

‘The women are the ones that shape everything. I’m not saying in general. I’m saying for me. So I would look at those women, and there was just a lifted respect for those women.’

‘Anyway, the whole point is that I’ve never been privy to women that haven’t gotten theirs, or women who weren’t listened to, or women who weren’t respected. I’ve only known the opposite. Do you know what I mean?’

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Incredibles 2 enjoys record-breaking box office debut

The long-awaited Incredibles 2 has achieved the best ever box office debut for an animated film.

The eagerly-awaited sequel earned a record-breaking $180 million at the box office, beating the previous record set by Finding Dory, which made $135 million in 2016. What’s more,  The Incredibles 2 surpassed the best debut for a PG-rated movie, which was previously held by 2017’s Beauty and the Beast.

Box office analyst Paul Dergarbedian explained that the movie’s success is a reflection of the strength of the Pixar and Disney brands, as well as an effective marketing campaign.’The film shows the drawing power of the superhero genre, whether in the live action or animated realm.’

‘The combination of the Pixar brand and Disney’s perfectly executed marketing and distribution strategy made the film an instant classic and a box office juggernaut.’

Cathleen Taff, Disney’s head of distribution, claimed that part of the film’s box office success can be attributed to a long-standing desire for a sequel.

‘We’re so thrilled. Brad [Bird] and team put together a great film that delivers something for everybody. It was the perfect storm.’

The original Incredibles movie was released in 2004, and Samuel L Jackson – who voices the part of Lucius Best in the franchise – recently revealed he’s been asked about an Incredibles sequel ‘five or six times a week’ for more than a decade.

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What the GQ team is binge-watching right now

Yes yes yes, we know that we watch too much television stuff, but it’s all worth it we promise. Join us in binge-watching our current fav shows. 

Jessica Jones – Season 2

After a two-year hiatus, our favourite female anti-hero is finally back in action. The series kicks off – pardon the pun – with Jessica attending court-ordered anger management therapy. When a mysterious figure from her past returns, Jessica is forced to confront painful truths. Will her violent temper derail her career as a hell’s kitchen’s strongest pi or will she conquer her demons?

Homeland – Season 7

From falling in love with a domestic terrorist, to saving berlin from islamic extremists, we’ve followed Claire Danes’s award-winning performance as CIA operative – to eventual ex-CIA operative – Carrie Mathison for seven years. Now, while still battling her personal demons, Mathison is in Washington dc taking on a trump- like administration with special guests – the Russians.

Izombie – Season 4

The funniest zombie show on TV is back for another season of murder mysteries and revoltingly delicious brain recipes. Now that the zombie is out of the bag, Seattle is on lockdown with Fillmore-graves keeping the peace. But as tension keeps rising in the city, will liv and the gang be able to prevent a full-brown zombie apocalypse?

The Good Fight – Season 2

The first season of this spin-off saw the good wife ’s Diane (Christine Baranski) lose her pension in a madoff-like scam, forcing her to reinvent her career as a partner at Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad. The second season further explores the dynamic of being a black-owned legal firm in Trump’s America, delivering the same smart social commentary.

Queer Eye

The latest Netflix reboot sees the new fab five take helpless heterosexuals under their wings and give them the tools to change their lives. More than just a makeover show, it manages to completely transcend its genre, focusing on the inner transformation that takes place in most of the ‘straight guys’.  We dare you not to cry.

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Fans react to Kanye’s request to do soundtrack for the next Deadpool

Kanye West took to Twitter to ask Ryan Reynolds if he can do the soundtrack for the next Deadpool film. But fans are not particularly impressed.

Ye admitted that he loved both installments of the film, straight out saying he would clear his diary to work on the soundtrack if the opportunity opened up.

Although, there’s currently no confirmation on whether there would be a third installment, Reynolds’ response to Ye alludes to a possibility of this superhero’s continuation.

Celine Dion’s ‘Ashes’ is Deadpool 2′s title track, with a video that got everyone in a frenzy, believing that the Deadpool in heels dancing to the contemporary ballad was Reynolds only to find out it wasn’t.

That it was in fact, Yanis Marshall, a choreographer known for dance in heels for men, basically a male version of our homegrown Takkies.

Here are some of fan’s reactions:

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Game of Thrones prequels are in the works, and there are a lot of them

Westeros is the new ‘Hotel California,’ meaning you can never leave.

In the long wait for the final season of Game of Thrones, there hasn’t been a terrible amount of news to dig into about the series’ end. We’re just, it seems, all waiting for it to get here—and that’s fine. I’m ready for an ending, and you are too, probably. Endings are good! And no matter what happens when those final episodes drop, it’s almost certainly going to be definitive. Which is probably why most all Game of Thrones news these days is about prequels.

Over the weekend, news dropped that Jane Goldman—the terribly good writer behind Kingsman: The Secret Service and two of the very best X-Men movies—has just received a pilot order for her Game of Thrones prequel. Goldman’s show was one of five commissioned by HBO this year, and last Friday’s news seemed to suggest that it had won the five-way battle royale between these pitches. Turns out that’s not the case.

According to George R. R. Martin, three of those pilot ideas are still being actively considered by HBO.

‘Three more GAME OF THRONES prequels, set in different periods and featuring different characters and storylines, remain in active development,’ Martin wrote on his personal blog.

‘Everything I am told indicates that we could film at least one more pilot, and maybe more than one, in the years to come. We do have an entire world and tens of thousands of years of history to play with, after all. But this is television, so nothing is certain.’

Martin is right in that there are thousands of years of fictional history to mine, and there’s lots there that can support multiple shows, but even as someone who likes Game of Thrones this seems like…too much. Rare is the show that can support multiple spin-offs, let alone one, and part of what makes Game of Thrones a hit is that it feels special and unique. There’s still nothing quite like it on television. Diluting that is a big risk that might not pay off as well as anyone hopes.

At the very least, Goldman’s currently-untitled pilot (Martin is partial to calling it The Long Night) is set thousands of years before the start of Game of Thrones, and has some potential to be a lot different from that show: more magic, more dragons, and the birth of the White Walkers are all on the table. No matter what ends up happening (or not happening) you can bet that all of it will come with way too many fan theories.

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Ocean’s 8 opens with a solid lead at box office

Ocean’s 8 is finally up on us and we’re so ready to watch ladies kick a lot of ass, hopefully.

As usual South Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world, which has already seen the film probably multiple times as it has already earned itself a solid $41.5 million in its debut weekend.

We’re still not exactly applauding Hollywood for yet another spin-off of a movie from the boy’s club. But hopefully this is the first of many, particularly crime films to be exclusively lead by woman. And in future, we also hope they’re more on the inclusive front.

In the meantime, we shall bask in the woman power that is the cast and everything they’re bringing to the table. We, from the bottom of our hearts, hope that they’re know they’re setting precedent for all womxn-lead films in the future. But in Rihanna, whose role trails back to her Caribbean roots, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Anna Hethaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Katie Holmes and Dakota Fanning, we trust.

Watch the official main trailer below:

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