Power, greed, betrayal, love. These are the four themes most present in director Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth. Layered in an aura of macabre and presented in beautiful black and white, Coen’s minimalist take on Shakespeare’s classic play aims to show love for the history of both cinema and theater. What better way than to fill your stage with some of the best players in both fields?
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Idris Elba will replace Will Smith in the James Gunn-helmed Suicide Squad, dropping in 2021. For some reason, to me, this feels like the death knell for Elba to be the monstrous movie star we all know he deserves to be. Don’t @ me, but Elba isn’t where he should and could be. He’s made some career missteps (way more in film and music than on television), but I don’t think this is why he’s bubbled for so long, instead of popping.
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Originally posted at Comicbook.com
Recently I had an opportunity to catch The Equalizer. Based on the 1985 CBS series of the same name, the film is directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Denzel Washington.
If you haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it. Earning $191 million at the box office, a sequel seems almost certain.
While watching two points immediately struck me.
1.) I want to be Denzel Washington when I grow up. It’s Denzel. There should be no other reason.
2.) Why can’t most people get this right with The Punisher?
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