In addition to spotty service, Disney Plus seems to be a bit spotty with its censorship rules. advertisement advertisement The company’s brand-new streaming service is catching flak for not including an episode of The Simpsons, presumably because of its heavy references of Michael Jackson. “Stark Raving Dad” was originally the first episode of season three in 1991, but on Disney Plus, that season starts with episode two, “Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington.” In “Stark Raving Dad,” Homer is mistakenly sent to a mental institution, where he befriends a man who claims to be Michael Jackson. It’s eventually revealed that he’s an imposter who admits to speaking like Jackson because it made people happy. “Stark Raving Dad” was actually pulled from broadcast circulation earlier this year following HBO’s documentary Leaving Neverland, which chronicles the allegations of child abuse against Jackson. That would … [Read more...] about Disney Plus censors ‘The Simpsons’ Michael Jackson episode, but the racist crows in ‘Dumbo’ stay?
Simon Pegg was all set to return for his third go as the U.S.S. Enterprise’s engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the J.J. Abrams-rebooted Star Trek movie franchise when he was thrown a curveball: The opportunity to not only once again star in the film…but help write it as well. Did the well-documented sci-fi geek nearly break something jumping at the chance? advertisement advertisement Not exactly. “I knew if I pondered the idea for too long, I’d probably start weighing out the pros and cons and just saying, ‘This is going to be difficult,’ ” the actor and screenwriter tells Co.Create. Though he refused to let the prospect of the project’s difficulty weigh on his decision, the lifelong Star Trek fan found the process as tough as it was satisfying. “It felt at times like an insurmountable task,” reflects Pegg, who shared the job with co-writer Doug Jung, whom he had never worked with before. (Jung has … [Read more...] about Script Analysis: Simon Pegg On Co-Writing, As Well As Starring In, “Star Trek Beyond”
Hollywood is going all out to up its game in India and the proof of this is its localisation push in the country. Stars like Rana Daggubati and Ranveer Singh are being roped in to lend their voices for the dubbed versions of Hollywood movies.Released on May 8, the dubbed Hindi trailer of Deadpool 2 features the voice of Ranveer, who was brought on board for his smart, witty, irreverent humour, according to a statement by Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios. Similarly, Daggubati lent his voice to Thanos in the Telugu version of Avengers: Infinity War.Deadpool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds, will hit theatres on May 18.Close How important are dubbed versions for Hollywood? related news Lata Mangeshkar doing much better: Family spokesperson Digital video consumption doubled in India over last two years: Report ALTBalaji sees growth in revenue in Q2FY20 at Rs 20 crore, bets big on Zee5 deal Over the past few years, the audiences have grown more discerning about the movies they watch, … [Read more...] about Deadpool 2 gets Ranveer Singh’s voice as Hollywood ups its localisation push to increase market share in India
When more than 20 superheroes sharing screen space, the film was bound to break box office records and that is exactly what the latest addition in the Avengers franchise – Avengers: Infinity War – is doing in terms of its business.While Avengers: Infinity War has made a whopping USD 1.63 billion dollars worldwide, there’s no stopping the film as it is on course to touch the USD 2 billion mark.It won't be a tall ask for the film to come close to the USD 2 billion mark, which has been achieved by only three films so far - Avatar, Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Close The film opened in the Chinese market on May 11 and its debut in the country became the sixth-largest single territory opening of all time, on a par with the “Black Panther” debut in North America. The film minted USD 202 million in three days of its release in China, according to Chinese researcher China Box Office. related news Lata Mangeshkar doing much better: Family … [Read more...] about Will Avengers: Infinity War’s successful run in China take its worldwide collection to $2 billion?
It looks like Hollywood is enjoying another good year in India as its new releases are making or breaking box office records one at a time. Hitting theatres on May 18, Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 2 received a strong opening in India with the film recording Rs 11.25 crore on the first day of its release.Sequel to 2016 film Deadpool and the eleventh installment in the X-Men series, Deadpool 2 gathered Rs 33.40 crore in three days of its release. The film has witnessed this year’s fourth-biggest opening day across Hollywood and Bollywood movies. It is also the 3rd biggest opening of all time for a Hollywood film and the biggest for an A rated film.Fox Star Studios, distributors of superhero film Deadpool 2 went all out for the release size of the movie in India as the film was set to be showcased on approximately 2,100 screens in the country. Deadpool 2 saw a release in 2D, 4DX and IMAX 2D formats across India with 7050 shows.Close Banking on the buzz the film had created in … [Read more...] about Hollywood continues to entertain India: Deadpool 2 earns Rs 33 cr over weekend