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The 50 best sad songs ever written

The 50 best sad songs ever written

Sometimes, when the skies turn gray and you just can’t seem to muster the energy to change out of your sweatpants, all you want is to hear is a tune that feels your pain. The best sad songs don’t just whine and gesture at bad feelings - they almost seem to wallow in the depths with you.  As they say, misery loves company, and the best songwriters know how to make it seem as though they’re in your lonely apartment with you, offering a sympathetic shoulder to weep on. Whether you’re mourning the end of a relationship or the death of a loved one, or just generally feeling down in the dumps, these 50 songs know exactly what you’re going through. It doesn’t matter if it’s an R&B tearjerker, 12-bar blues or indie rock bummer jam - the next time you feel like shutting the windows, locking the doors and curling up in the fetal position, throw on one of these songs. You may not instantly feel better, but you will know you’re not alone. Written by Andrzej Lukowski, Oliver Keens, James Manning, Tristan Parker, Hayley Joyes, Nick Levine & Andy Kryza RECOMMENDED:😭 The best breakup songs💔 The best heartbreak songs😊 The best happy songs😂 The best funny songs💫 The best inspirational songs

The 40 best pop songs of all time

The 40 best pop songs of all time

At the dawn of the new millennium, all the rules for pop went out the window. Defined in the previous two decades by the likes of Michael Jackson and Madonna on up to the boy bands and girl singers of the late ‘90s, a changing music landscape and critical definition of the word meant that the sound of pop suddenly cast a much wider net than any time before. It’s an age we’re really still living through. And so, for this list, we’ve taken a long listen to some of the biggest bangers of the last 20-plus years and did what feels nearly impossible: we’ve ranked them. As a genre, pop has always been nebulously defined, so while we’ve excluded rock, country and hip-hop, you’ll find R&B jams, dance-floor fillers and insanely catchy earworms not even the snootiest of snobs can deny. These are the best pop songs of the 21st century.  RECOMMENDED: 🎉 The best party songs ever made🎸 The best classic rock songs🎤 The best karaoke songs🎶 The best ’80s songs🎵 The best ’90s songs

Lo que sabemos de Thor: Love and Thunder

Lo que sabemos de Thor: Love and Thunder

Ha sido un viaje largo y extraño para el dios del trueno asgardiano de Marvel. Lo que comenzó como una aventura de pez fuera del agua con matices de Shakespeare en Thor (2011) se convirtió en una de las historias más obscenamente hilarantes y visualmente inventivas del MCU. Todo lo que se necesitó fue que alguien, específicamente el escritor y director Taika Waititi, se diera cuenta de que "hey, tal vez un hermano guerrero espacial que cabalga sobre arcoíris, lanza un gran martillo y bebe como un vikingo debería ser gracioso". Desde que Thor: Ragnarok surgió del trasero del diablo y abrazó los superpoderes cómicos del semidiós australiano Chris Hemsworth, la franquicia no ha mirado atrás.  Ahora, después de una temporada con una depresión paralizante, un globo ocular perdido, la muerte de toda su familia y mucho tiempo disfrazado de The Big Lebowski en Avengers: Infinity War y Endgame , Hemsworth regresa a sus travesuras galácticas con el tan esperado Thor: Love and Thunder . La película promete subir la apuesta en el caos de Ragnarok , lo que no es poca cosa si se tiene en cuenta la gloriosa amalgama de Flash Gordon , el arte de las máquinas de pinball y el Heavy Metal . Esto es lo que sabemos sobre el próximo viaje de Marvel al cosmos.

The 101 best sex scenes in movies of all time

The 101 best sex scenes in movies of all time

When it comes to sex, the movie are currently going through a bit of a dry spell. It feels like it’s been a long while since we’ve seen a hot, steamy, taboo-shattering roll in the hay – or hot tub, or midsize sedan, or literal bay of hale – in a major studio film, at least not one that truly shocks the zeitgeist and gets audiences talking. Is it because of society’s general rightward shift recently? Or did filmmakers start listening to those misguided social media debates about the merits of the sex scene? In any case, it’s far past time the movies got back to getting it on – and here are 101 examples why. Sure, in some cases, sex scenes can seem pointless. In the best examples of cinematic boffing, though, sex tells stories. It develops characters. Sometimes it’s a punchline, sometimes it’s terrifying. Sometimes, yes, it’s simply meant to arouse – but titillation has value, too. Pour yourself some wine and slip into something a little more comfortable. Here are the 101 best sex scenes of all-time. Written by Dave Calhoun, Joshua Rothkopf, Cath Clarke, David Ehrlich, Phil de Semlyen, Daniel Walber, Trevor Johnston, Andy Kryza, Daniel Walber and Matthew Singer Recommended: 🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time❤ The 100 best romantic films of all-time😬 The 50 most controversial movies ever made💪 The 100 best feminist films of all-time

The 100 best animated films of all time

The 100 best animated films of all time

No matter how snooty and highfalutin their taste in movies gets, every cineaste has to start somewhere. And we’re going to bet that, in most cases, it starts with a cartoon. Whether it’s a classic of Disney’s Golden Age, a more recent Pixar heart-tugger for the young’uns or something weirder that your parents thought was age-appropriate when they picked it off a video store shelf, most first cinematic loves are animated.  Of course, that doesn’t mean that animation is only a realm for children. On the contrary, the best animated movies work on multiple levels, for broad audiences. In composing this list, we polled Time Out writers and experts including Fantastic Mr Fox’s Wes Anderson and Wallace and Gromit’s Nick Park, and the results show just how expansive the genre can be. Our list incorporates everything from Disney to Studio Ghibli, stop-motion nightmares to psychedelic headtrips, illustrated documentaries to however-the-hell you classify the work of maverick Jan Švankmajer. Take a look and massage your nostalgia receptors – and maybe find something mindblowing you’ve never seen before. Written by Trevor Johnston, David Ehrlich, Joshua Rothkoph, Tom Huddleston, Andy Kryza, Guy Lodge, Dave Calhoun, Keith Uhlich, Cath Clarke and Matthew Singer Recommended: 🐭 The 50 best Disney movies🇯🇵 The 20 best anime movies of all-time🤣 The best family comedy movies🦄 The 50 best fantasy movies of all-time  

The 100 best horror movies of all time

The 100 best horror movies of all time

For a long time, horror was cinema’s most misunderstood genre. In the 1970s and ’80s, it was a vehicle for quick cash-ins to stock the emerging home video market, creating a flood of cheaply made, formulaic junk that sent buckets of blood flying at the screen and piles of dead teenagers to the morgue. Sure, there were the acknowledged classics – The Shining, The Exorcist, Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, etc – but for the most part, ‘horror’ became a euphemism for ‘schlock’. That’s changed in the last few years. A24, A Quiet Place and Jordan Peele, among others, have helped elevate the standing of horror both for mass audiences and critics, and in turn caused a reappraisal of the genre’s past as a whole. But as this list of the greatest horror movies ever made shows, the genre never truly needed such validation – because if the whole point of film is to make you feel something, nothing can conjure feelings more viscerally than a good horror flick. Among our picks, you’ll find psychological terrors that probe deep, universal human fears and traditional slashers that jab at our most elemental instincts for survival. Some are transgressive, violent and gory, yes, but others will leave you rattled using nothing more than shadows and suggestions. There is, after all, more than one way to scare someone – and these movies do it better than all others. Written by Tom Huddleston, Cath Clarke, Dave Calhoun, Nigel Floyd, Phil de Semlyen, David Ehrlich, Joshua Rothkopf, Nigel Floyd, And

The 35 best movies on Netflix right now

The 35 best movies on Netflix right now

Finding the best movies on Netflix is a tricky task. Sure, the platform has something like 6000 titles, ranging from comedy to horror, thrillers to romcoms. But every subscriber at one point or another has fallen victim to The Eternal Scroll, where just making up your mind and committing to something is so exhausting you end up watching nothing at all. Near-unlimited choice, it turns out, isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. But don’t despair: we’ve streamlined the best that Netflix currently has to offer, narrowing the field to the 35 flicks most worth your time. Of course, picking between these films might not be easy, either. But even if you just close your eyes and toss a dart at your monitor, we guarantee you’ll land on something you won’t regret. Please do not literally throw darts at your computer. Recommended: 💻 The 40 best Netflix original series to binge👪 The best family movies on Netflix for all ages😬 The 20 best thriller movies on Netflix

The 35 best family comedies for your next movie night

The 35 best family comedies for your next movie night

We know what you’re thinking. ‘Family comedy? You mean a movie with dumb fart jokes even a baby can understand, right?’ First of all, do not disparage the majesty of the fart joke. Secondly, no, ‘family comedy’ is not code for ‘kids movie’. Not all the time, anyway. Granted, it’s exceptionally hard for any film to make the whole household crack up. But it can be done – and it has.  See, for example, the following 35 movies. Each of them hits just the right notes to send every generation of viewers into hysterics without making parents sweat over explaining the meaning of a few choice words, situations and possibly body parts to the youngest in attendance. Remember: the family that laughs together, stays together. Next time the whole brood is corralled on the couch, throw on one of these classics, and everyone is guaranteed a good time. Written by Hannah Doolin, Danielle Valente, Alim Kheraj, Oliver Strand, Andy Kryza & Matthew Singer Recommendations: 👪 The 50 best family movies to stream on movie night👶 The best family movies on Netflix for all-ages🤣 The 100 best comedy movies✍ The 100 best animated movies of all-time

The 50 best Disney movies for family night

The 50 best Disney movies for family night

Whether you see Disney as a mostly benevolent imagination factory or an evil corporation bent on world domination, no one can deny that it is responsible for the vast majority of the greatest animated movies of all time. Since changing the game with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, the company has turned out nearly a century’s worth of cartoon bangers – many of which can now be found on the treasure trove that is Disney+. But that’s not to say everything the House of Mouse has produced is worth revisiting. Its long history is marked with insanely high peaks and some very low valleys. For every classic that instantly transports you back to childhood, there’s at least five direct-to-video sequels and needless remakes, alongside outright failures that should probably stay locked in the vault.    To help you separate the Wall-Es and Dumbos from the Mars Need Moms-es and (oh God) Songs of the Souths, we dove deep into the Disney catalogue and rounded up 50 can’t-miss picks for your family movie night. From the Golden Age to the Renaissance to Pixar, these are the absolute best Disney movies ever. Recommended: ✍ The 100 best animated films of all-time👪 The 50 best kids movies to watch as a family🤣 The best family comedy movies🦄 The 50 best fantasy movies of all-time  

The 100 best comedy movies: the funniest films of all time

The 100 best comedy movies: the funniest films of all time

No film genre ages worse than comedy. A great drama will resonate through the ages. A well-orchestrated action flick will make viewers’ eyes pop forever, and a truly horrifying movie will scare viewers until the sun explodes. But what’s funny in 1922 might land with a thud in 2022. That’s to say nothing of varying tastes in humour. One person’s laugh riot is another’s ‘I don’t get it?’. That makes coming up with the best comedy films of all time tricky. In considering the movies on this list, we had to ask ourselves: what makes a truly great comedy? There’s many criteria, but one of the most important is the question of: ‘Is this film still funny now, and will it still be funny five years, ten years… a century from now?’ With the help of comedians like Diane Morgan and Russell Howard, actors such as John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker and a small army of Time Out writers, we believe we’ve found the 100 finest, most durable and most broadly appreciable laughers in history. No matter your sense of humour - silly or sophisticated, light or dark, surreal or broad - you’ll find it represented here.  Recommended: 🔥 The 100 best movies of all-time🥰 The greatest romantic comedies of all time🤯 33 great disaster movies😬 The best thriller films of all-time🌏 The best foreign films of all-time

The best new kids’ movies on Netflix US

The best new kids’ movies on Netflix US

Kids watch the darndest things. But while a lot of children’s programming seems designed to give parents a migraine, there are plenty of kid- and tween-centric movies out there that the whole family can enjoy. Some of them are even streaming on Netflix As with every other genre on the platform, though, not everything applies. For every sweet, charming tale that doesn’t talk down to young ones, there’s some cheaply made junk that only aspires to fire fart jokes at you. You won’t find any of these on this list. Instead, you’re getting the cream of the kiddie crop – creative adventures set in the Sherlock Holmes universe, emotional journeys through the ’90s, vividly animated tales with diverse casts and much more. After you’ve checked off all the classics with your wee ones, turn to these new hits for your next family movie night. Recommended: ✍ The 100 best animated films of all-time👪 The 50 best kids movies to watch as a family💻 The best family movies on Netflix for all-ages🤣 The best family comedy movies🧒 The best kids’ movies from the ’90s

The 50 best family films to stream on movie night

The 50 best family films to stream on movie night

Family movie night can be a battlefield. If you’re not prepared, attempting to find a film that can satisfy the entire brood can lead to insults, eyerolls, tears and a lot of slammed doors. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. It is possible to find a picture that overlaps with every demo in your home – you just need to know what to look for. Specifically, you need to look for one of the 50 movies listed here.  And as you’ll see, a good ‘family movie’ doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘for the kids’. Sure, you’ll find plenty of animated classics, both new and old. But there are also classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, live action adventures from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, inspirational true-life tales, comedies with jokes that work for every age group and movies that underscore the importance of family. Whatever you’re in the mood for, throw on one of these, and feel safe in the knowledge that your house will keep the peace, at least for one more night. RECOMMENDED: ✍ The 100 best animated films of all-time👪 The 50 best kids movies to watch as a family💻 The best family movies on Netflix for all-ages🤣 The best family comedy movies🧒 The best kids’ movies from the ’90s

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Everything we know about Doctor Strange’s trip to the ‘Multiverse of Madness’

Everything we know about Doctor Strange’s trip to the ‘Multiverse of Madness’

Marvel’s so-called Phase 4 has been pretty straightforward so far, which we fully understand is a ridiculous thing to say considering the most recent film in the 26-and-counting series is a millennia-spanning saga of demigods directed by Nomadland Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao.  Yet the post-Endgame era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been relatively grounded: both Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings kept the franchise’s shenanigans earthbound, while Eternals’s more cosmic inclinations were relatively blasé.  That’s about to change. December’s Spider Man: No Way Home is poised to rip the fabric of space, time and corporate synergy asunder by bringing back long-dead villains from previous generations of Spideydom. Thor: Love and Thunder will no-doubt continue goofball auteur Taika Waititi’s quest to transform the God of Thunder into a live-action Heavy Metal riff. And sandwiched between the two is what could be the most mind-bending, colourful and downright surreal offering yet: The long-awaited Doctor Strange sequel, In the Multiverse of Madness.  The film marks Benedict Cumberbatch’s first top-line Marvel outing since the hero’s 2016 origin story. And it could just prise open the MCU’s blast doors for a universe-shattering series of events that could ripple throughout the MCU. Here’s everything we know so far about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Photograph: Marvel Studios When will Doctor Strange 2 be released? In the Multiverse of Madnes

Get ready for an extra-dark knight courtesy of Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’

Get ready for an extra-dark knight courtesy of Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’

It’s been four years since the big screen was graced by Batman (no, the Snyder Cut doesn’t count). That’s an eternity for fans of the world’s most famous vigilante, who have been spoiled with 11 very different films since Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster ushered in modern superhero cinema. Now, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: Warner Bros is set to release the latest Caped Crusader adventure in early 2022.   ‘Light’ is a bit misleading. Anyone still bemoaning the dark-and-gritty reinvention of superhero cinema following Christopher Nolan’s game-changing Dark Knight trilogy take heed: The upcoming reboot, titled The Batman, looks to make Nolan’s Gotham City look like Sesame Street. Newly minted Bruce Wayne Robert Pattinson will navigate a noir-tinged, rain-soaked city where gangs of deranged clowns stalk the shadows, gangsters run amok and serial killers taunt the police with trails of carnage. This is a place where light seems too scared to shine. Adam West this isn’t. Here's everything we know about the hugely anticipated The Batman.    When does The Batman come out? After years in development, a long shoot in the UK and multiple Covid-related delays – including a diagnosis for Pattinson himself – The Batman is set to be released on March 4, 2022. Read our review of the film here. What is the runtime of The Batman? Eagle-eyed fans spotted the IMAX Melbourne website listing its runtime as 176 minutes. If that’s accurate, and there is no reason for an IMAX to lie to us,

Everything we know about Amazon’s massive ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

Everything we know about Amazon’s massive ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

It’s been 18 long years since Peter Jackson wrapped his beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy (and seven relief-filled years since he put his other trilogy to sleep). Now, after a prolonged period of Hobbitlessness, fans will finally return to Middle-earth courtesy of Amazon, whose own Dark Lord has emerged with a benevolent gift for us mortals in the form of a LOTR series based on JRR Tolkien's extended mythology. It comes with the slightly clunky name The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and it is going to be huge. Even with a teaser trailer out, the show remains shrouded in mystery, with media reports generally focused on the Smaug-sized price tag ($250 million for the rights, $465+ million for production). But with filming wrapped and a release date cresting the horizon of 2022, some details have emerged. Here’s what we know so far. What is the release date? The series will debut on Amazon Prime on September 2, 2022, and will span eight weekly episodes.  Has a trailer been released? Alongside the name reveal in January 2022, a teaser trailer was launched over Superbowl weekend (another event in which the winners get rings). It showcases some swooping Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings-esque shots over the Middle-earth landscapes, as well as the more CGI-heavy effects shots of his Hobbit movies. Front and centre is Morfydd Clark as the young Galadriel. What is the series about? For those who don’t know their Silmarillions from their Sarumans, Amazon’s series will tak

Wait, is ‘Die Hard’ a remake of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’

Wait, is ‘Die Hard’ a remake of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life?’

Questioning whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie (it is) has become the holiday version of ‘is a hot dog a sandwich?’ (it’s not).The debate has transitioned from Christmas dinner banter to the go-to blather of pub-bores everywhere. When something’s a ‘hot topic’ for three decades, it goes colder than yesterday’s hot chocolate. The debate is over. Time to discuss the yuletide merits of The Last Boy Scout.  However, last year Die Hard director John McTiernan finally weighed in on the topic, and in doing so threw a fresh log on the fire by saying that Die Hard’s tone was informed by Frank Capra’s beloved holiday fable It’s a Wonderful Life.  ‘Specifically, the Pottersville sequence,’ McTiernan told the American Film Institute. ‘Which is what happens when the evil banker gets to do what he wants in the community without George getting in the way to stop it. And it’s the clearest demonstration and criticism of runaway, unregulated cowboy capitalism that’s ever been done in an American movie.’ McTiernan’s comments struck a particular nerve in this writer because I’ve been saying this for years: Not only is Die Hard a Christmas movie, but it’s actually a stealth retelling of It’s a Wonderful Life. Just as Scrooged retold A Christmas Carol through the lens of ‘80s corporate television, Die Hard is basically Capra’s story filtered through an ‘80s action-movie fantasia. Here is irrefutable proof.  Photograph: 20th Century Studios John McClane is basically George Bailey with bloody f

From Bambi to Buffalo Bill: filmmakers share their scarring cinema experiences

From Bambi to Buffalo Bill: filmmakers share their scarring cinema experiences

Were you scared witless when the T-Rex made his first appearance in Jurassic Park? Candyman director Nia DaCosta was right there with you. Did Michael Rooker’s definitive portrait of a killer stick with you at the end of Henry? It also haunted Guadagnino and that man turned a body into a bramble of crushed bones in Suspiria. The cinema is a place of vulnerability, and great horror films burrow under everyone’s skin, including the coolest filmmakers in the world.  From horror maestros to arthouse auteurs, we asked the honorees of our coolest filmmakers list what cinematic moment scared them most. And they delivered: Cinematic minds such as The Witch’s Robert Eggers and The Babadook mastermind Jennifer Kent told us what gave them nightmares while they were doing the same to us, while Ryan Johnson, Edgar Wright, Lynne Ramsay, Sean Baker and others told us what chilled them to the bone. You’ll find serial killers and classic slashers. But you’ll also find more than one Disney film, too. Don’t worry, you're in a safe space here.   Read on: The 50 coolest filmmakers in the world right now Photograph: StudioCanalIrréversible Irréversible – picked by Robert Eggers (The Witch) ‘Gaspar Noé’s Irreversible, Gerald Kargl’s Angst, Michael Haneke’s Piano Teacher and Bruno Dumont’s Twentynine Palms all left me pretty shaken after my first viewing.’’  Photograph: DisneySnow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – picked by Tomm Moore (The Secret of

Cinema’s funniest scenes – as picked by its coolest filmmakers

Cinema’s funniest scenes – as picked by its coolest filmmakers

Discovering that your favourite ‘serious’ filmmaker enjoys a good chuckle – even a lowbrow one – can be a shock: It’s like catching your wine-loving cousin shotgunning a Budweiser. Not only is finding out that Christopher Nolan is a huge MacGruber fan and Terrence Malick quotes Zoolander for fun, it makes us realise that maybe our guilty-pleasure comedy flicks aren’t so guilty after all.  With that in mind, we prodded our picks for the coolest filmmakers on the planet for their favourite comedic moments across cinema history. Among them were comedically inclined auteurs like Ruben Östlund, Cathy Yan and Edgar Wright, sure, but also more serious-minded artists like Barry Jenkins, Julia Ducournau, Denis Villeneuve, Paul Thomas Anderson and Lynne Ramsay. They shot back with a decades- and genre-spanning array of laugh-out-loud moments. We also discovered that Michael ‘Amour’ Haneke really, really loves hearing Steve Martin do a silly accent. Comedy, truly, is the great uniter. Read on: The 50 coolest filmmakers in the world right now The voice coaching scene in The Pink Panther (2006) – picked by Ruben Östlund ‘I had dinner with Michael Haneke in Vienna once and it all ended up with me showing him this scene on my mobile phone. It didn’t really pay off and everything became quite embarrassing. I guess it says something about how much I like this scene.’  ‘Taxi!’ in Tootsie - picked by Céline Sciamma

Here’s everything we know about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ so far

Here’s everything we know about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ so far

It may not feel like it, but it will be only a little over two years between the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home and its immediate predecessor, Far From Home. Sure, a lot has gone down in the intervening time, but maybe a bit of a pause was what the webslinger needed. However beloved a character is, zeal levels are going to be tough to maintain when they’ve been on the big screen ten times in the space of 20 years (excluding the six super-sparky versions in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).  Yet now, nearly a month from the release of No Way Home, Spidey discourse is dominating the internet once again. And with a second trailer fueling fan theories about what’s to come in the next, excitement has reached a fever pitch. Here’s everything we know – or at least we think we know – about Spider-Man: No Way Home When is Spider-Man: No Way Home in cinemas? Frothy, fun and crammed to the gills with big-screen spectacle, Spider-Man movies tend to be the very definition of a summer blockbuster. This one, perhaps fittingly in a messed-up year, gets a rare spin in time for Christmas: it’s out on December 17 in the US and UK. Is there a Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer? Two, in fact. The second hit the internet on November 16 after a seemingly endless period of anticipation, with some sites speculating that the delay was the result of Sony and Marvel – who are the co-conservators to cinematic Spidey (more on that in a moment) – sparring over what could and couldn’t be shown in the previ

‘Squid Game’ season 2 gets a green light: Here’s what to expect

‘Squid Game’ season 2 gets a green light: Here’s what to expect

Like a down-on-his luck schlub being yanked toward a ledge, Netflix has taken the inevitable plunge: Squid Game – the global smash that became Netflix’s biggest hit of all time – is getting a second season, according to creator Hwang Dong-hyuk.  ‘There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season… I almost feel like you leave us no choice!’ Hwang told the Associated Press. ‘There will indeed be a second season. It's in my head right now. I'm in the planning process currently. But I do think it's too early to say when and how it's going to happen.’  At this point, very little is known about the future of Squid Game. Hwang himself seems surprised by the success of his dystopian passion project. But season 1 left a tonne of plot threads dangling like so many Tug-of-War players suspended over a chasm. Here are the biggest questions we have in advance of Squid Game season 2, plus some theories about where the show could go next. MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR SQUID GAME FOLLOW… you’ve been warned.  Photograph: Noh Juhan, courtesy of NetflixGganbus for life What will happen to Squid Game protagonist Gi-Hun? At the beginning of Squid Game, 456 hardscrabble characters are whisked off to a mysterious island and pitted against one another in a series of deadly playground games, beginning with a rousing round/massacre of Red Light, Green Light. By the end of the games, only one player still stood: Indebted gambler, deadbeat dad and kindhearted soul Seong Gi-Hun (

An internet hero is Photoshopping Paddington Bear into a different movie every day

An internet hero is Photoshopping Paddington Bear into a different movie every day

We’re still a long way out from Paddington 3, but that fluffy paragon of kindness and decency from darkest Peru is never far from our thoughts. Paddington eternal because he is in the hearts of all who let him in. Similarly, he is in the feeds of all who tweet. He’s here to bring you daily joy if you just hit ‘follow.’ Some days, he’s romping in a meadow or scampering through a swamp. Others, he’s taking a stroll through the big city. Still others, he’s lurking behind a cloud of steam, staring blankly as an unsuspecting person in a hotel shower. I Photoshop Paddington into another movie until I forget: Day 224 pic.twitter.com/M9cKEXTg97 — Jaythechou (@jaythechou) October 19, 2021 No, this is not the official Paddinton Twitter, which delightfully traffics in daily affirmations and niceties without the leering voyeurism and threat of violence. We’re talking about the Twitter account @jaythechou, run by a graphic artist who has sworn to Photoshop Paddington into a different movie every day ‘until I forget.’  So far, the artist has amassed more than 230 different expert-level Photoshops, drawing 108,000 followers to images of the peacoat-sporting bear dropped into the action of Shang-Chi and Black Widow, placed him alongside Shrek and Donkey and even had him ride shotgun (and likely take some PCP) with Denzel in Training Day.  The account very directly recalls the Creepy Paddington memes of 2014, which inserted the bear into multiple horror films. We now know what those

Here’s everything we know about ‘Black Panther 2’

Here’s everything we know about ‘Black Panther 2’

After a two-year break, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has roared back to life, dominating Disney+ with an onslaught of hit shows, storming multiplexes with Black Widow and Shang-Chi, and hijacking the internet discourse with fan theories about the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home. Yet amid all the hype of Marvel’s Phase 4, the biggest questions hover around the hotly anticipated Black Panther 2. The Marvel blockbuster factory has completely changed the cinematic landscape since Iron Man debuted in 2008, but none became a bona fide cultural phenomenon quite like director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther.  The afrofuturist tale of noble warrior king T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the technologically advanced hermit nation of Wakanda wasn’t just a $1.3-billion hit, it was a zeitgeist-seizing moment for blockbuster cinema, leading to a Best Picture Oscar nomination and three Academy Awards. Its focus on strong Black characters – including Marvel’s best villain in the form of Michael B. Jordan – made it the kind of tectonic paradigm-shifter that only comes every decade or so in blockbuster cinema.  A follow-up was inevitable, but things became infinitely more complicated with the unexpected death of series star Chadwick Boseman, who succumbed to colon cancer in August 2020. Marvel kept quiet about the future of the franchise as fans mourned.  Then, in May of 2021, the company launched a sizzle reel announcing that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever isn’t just on track: It’s coming sooner

Here’s everything we know about ‘Indiana Jones 5’ so far

Here’s everything we know about ‘Indiana Jones 5’ so far

Thirteen years ago, Dr. Henry ‘Indiana’ Jones survived a nuclear blast, psychic communists, CGI monkeys, ancient aliens and middling reviews in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Now, Harrison Ford is officially back in his fedora, having begun production on the yet-untitled Indiana Jones 5 at the beginning of June. Forty years since his first adventure, Indy’s latest is already shaping up to be a drastically different affair than his last. Here’s everything we know so far about the yet-untitled fifth outing with the world’s most violent elderly college professor. When will Indiana Jones 5 be released? Indiana Jones 5 has been plagued by injuries: First, Ford sustained a shoulder injury during fight rehearsals in June, causing a slight delay. Now, a shakeup at parent company Disney has resulted in a huge shift: Indy 5 is now slated for June 30, 2023... a full 11 months past its original release date.  Is there an Indiana Jones 5 trailer? The film is currently in production, and no official footage has been released. We will update this post when that changes.  Who is returning for Indiana Jones 5? Ford is the only recurring cast member confirmed to return, though John Rhys-Davies, who declined a cameo in Crystal Skull, told Digital Spy he would love to reprise his role as longtime Indy ally Sallah. Casting reports have not included Karen Allen, whose Marion Ravenwood tied the knot with Indy at the end of Crystal Skull long after debuting in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Nor have they m

All the madness to expect from ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

All the madness to expect from ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

It’s been a long, strange trip for Marvel’s Asgardian God of Thunder. What started as a fish-out-of-water adventure with Shakespearean overtones in 2011’s Thor jack-knifed into one of the MCU’s most bawdily hilarious and visually inventive yarns. All it took was for somebody somebody – specifically writer-director Taika Waititi – to realise ‘hey, maybe a bro-y space warrior who rides around on rainbows, throws a big hammer and drinks like a Viking should be played for laughs.’ Ever since Thor: Ragnarok emerged from the Devil’s Anus and embraced the comedic superpowers of swole Aussie demigod Chris Hemsworth, the franchise hasn’t looked back.  Now, following a stint with crippling depression, a lost eyeball, the death of his entire family and a whole lot of time cosplaying The Big Lebowski in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Hemsworth is back to his galactic shenanigans with the hotly anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder. The film promises to up the ante on the chaos of Ragnarok – no small feat considering the film’s glorious amalgam of Flash Gordon, pinball-machine art and Heavy Metal. Here’s what we know about Marvel’s next voyage to the cosmos. When will Thor: Love and Thunder release? Love and Thunder was originally slated to release on May 6, 2022, sandwiching it between MCU entries Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Black Panther 2. However, after a recent re-shuffle, the film will now release on July 8, 2022. ​​​​ View this post on I