December 21st, 2018

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Jennifer Lopez' "Second Act" Is Not What You Think It's About

If you've seen a trailer for Jennifer Lopez' latest film "Second Act", you'd be forgiven for thinking it's about a working woman (JLo) getting a shot at the high flying corporate life after her friend's son whips up a fake online life that gets her a foot in the door.

But it turns out the movie's actually not really about that! The title of the film is more about an event that is revealed early on which involves someone who is barely seen in the trailer.

[Spoiler (click to open)]It turns out that Vanessa Hudgens (her coworker at the new corporate job) is the daughter that JLo's character gave up for adoption rather than becoming a teen parent. The film is actually about a mother and daughter reconnecting, and JLo keeping up the pretense of her fake life so that she doesn't come off as a disappointment to the child she has back in her life.

What trailers have seriously misled you about the actual content of the film?

Indie Film Release Guide: December 21st [An ONTD Original]

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The holidays are almost upon us, so smaller studios have slowed the pace of their rollouts, and the bigger studios have ramped them up. This weekend, you’ve got Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, and Welcome to Marwen hitting theaters nationwide, while just a handful of indies open up.

The films listed are from studios other than the “Big Six” - Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Columbia and Disney. Note that some of the movies listed are in their first week or two of limited release in the USA, so it may take them a few more weeks (or months) to show up in your local arthouse theater or on VOD. Check out the posts from the past few weeks for more movies that may have just opened near you: December 14th, December 7th, November 30th.

Cold War

Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza
Writer: Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Plot: Set against the backdrop of the 1950s Cold War in Poland, two people of differing backgrounds and temperaments begin an almost impossible romance.
What you should know: The relationship between the main characters was inspired by the relationship of the director’s parents.
Opens in: Select cities

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What have you been watching lately, ONTD? Planning to see anything this weekend?
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Lin Manuel-Miranda Gives One Last "HamilDrop" with President Obama

In the final release of his "HamilDrop" series, Lin Manuel-Miranda presents "One Last Time (44 Remix)" with Christopher Jackson, Bebe Winans, and 44th President of the United States Barak Obama.

You can listen here:

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Dc: Aquaman: Ocean Master

Julie Andrews' Aquaman Cameo Is So Big That You May Have Missed It

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This film was definitely better than it had any right to be. It's been a while since I actually had fun watching a comic book film.
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Wendy Williams continues to worry fans; slurs and not making sense during show

- Wendy Williams continues to worry fans due to her bizzare behavior this past week on her talk show
- Monday she canceled the show due to a fracture in her arm
- She hasn't been standing at all this week and people are noticing she has been looking sickly
- Fans speculating that this is more than just Graves disease. Some think she removed her breast implants while others are saying she is showing signs of MS


J. Cole asks us to pray for Tekashi 6ix9ine on 21 Savage's new album

In his feature on 21 Savage's new album, J. Cole shouted out Tekashi 6ix9ine. 6ix9ine is currently facing federal charges that could put him away for life.

In September, J. Cole gave an interview where he talked about XXXTentacion's abuse allegations and said he was "sympathetic" to XXX because he had a difficult life and "hurt people hurt people".

No word on whether J. Cole extended some of the empathy he has for 6ix9ine and XXXTentacion to the women and girls they admitted abusing.


Chrissy Teigen's problematic old tweets surface

Chrissy Teigen is facing backlash on social media after people dug up her old tweets where she mocks self harm, complains about trans people, and slut shames several celebrities and public figures. In one particular tweet she complains about America's Next Top Model having too many "trannys", in another she mocks Lindsay Lohan's self harm, and jokes about feeling like Lady Gaga "but with lady parts".

The hashtag "ChrissyTeigenIsOverParty" was trending last night.

Some tweets have already been deleted, but Chrissy has yet to respond or apologize.

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Titans Season 1 ends with surprising cliffhanger

-After a very disappointing Season 1 finale, Titans has left us with an after credits scene that is sure to get people hyped for Season 2.

-So what was the after credits scene you ask?
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Overall thoughts on the finale and season as a whole?
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J.Lo Releases Music Videos for "Te Bote" and "Limitless"

- This has been a successful year for J.Lo, since she received this year's MTV Vanguard Award. She also finished her Las Vegas residency show, "All I Have," this year after performing 130 shows in 2 years. She was also named as one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World."
- Businesswoman, Jennifer Lopez, recently released two music videos the same week she released her movie, "Second Act," with co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia, and best friend, Leah Remini.
- She recently collaborated with Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Cosculluela, and Wisin y Yandel for "Te Bote (Pt. II)."
- She also released her video for "Limitless," which was penned by Sia. This is J.Lo's first video that she directed (explains the heavy, unnecessary green screen). Her daughter, Emme, makes a cameo playing a younger version of her.
- Girl has yet to release that Spanish album, "Por Primera Vez," she spoke of...

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10 of the Best Horror Movies I Watched This Year

Here are some of the best horror films I watched this year; they're not necessarily films that were released this year. My rules for narrowing them down were that: It had to be a horror movie new to me, I had to rate it 4 stars or higher on Letterboxd, and no big-name 2018 releases. (So no Suspiria, Annihilation, Hereditary, etc.) I loved those movies but I wanted to the list to be more interesting. So, here they are, in no particular order:

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Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

I feel like every other horror fan here has already seen this movie, but it was new to me. I don't know why I never watched it before, but I really enjoyed it! If you're in the mood to watch cat-and-mouse horror in a confined place (the movie takes place almost entirely in the parking garage) then this is for you! Also, the setting is Christmas Eve, so it's timely. (BTW I may make a Christmas horror movie post soon.)

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An excuse for a horror movie post! Let's talk about the ones we liked (or didn't like) this year. Doesn't have to be new releases.

DC Universe’s ‘Doom Patrol’ Series Premiere Date Revealed

The cast : Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Some members of the titular Doom Patrol appeared in the fourth episode of the first season of Titans. 

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019, exclusively on DC Universe. 

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Angela Bassett Enjoyed Being a Villain in Bumblebee

On playing the Shatter the Decepticon: “I had the best fun. I usually end up in the universe where you’re noble and virtuous. But when you’re playing bad guys, they get to have a delectable amount of fun.” She really enjoyed playing a character who is "less than noble" and hopes to play a villain in a live-action project someday.

She also spoke about enjoying doing just voicework rather than appearing in front of the camera: “It frees you up a lot more. You’re on a dark stage by yourself, looking at a big screen. You just get to open up with abandon. And sometimes it can be embarrassing, but you get to do it again. It’s a lot more opportunity to play.”

Being part of the Transformers series also further solidified her goal of being in a franchise. “Timing is everything and 2018 was the year. Black Panther will be a franchise. Mission Impossible is a wildly successful franchise and I didn’t die off, so hopefully I’ll get to revisit that again. And it was wonderful to be a part of Bumblebee, which is the origin of the Transformers franchise.”

Decepticon Angela can step on me and crush me, tbh. It was a cute movie

ONTD ORIGINAL: 5 Songs in The Key of Corporate

Sometimes, the best way to get your message across to the masses is to do song.
Don’t Copy That Floppy
The Corp: Software Publishers Association (Before its Merger with the Information Industry Association)
Yes, floppy. While we wait for screeners to become avaliable to us armchair film critics, let’s take a walk back nearly 26 years ago when little pixelly games by developers like Maxis and Sierra were being stolen on floppy disks.
Enter M.E Hart, a lawyer, aka MC Double Def P, aka the dude in the video, who encourages students to not steal someone’s hard work. The nearly 10-minute long video is interspersed with interviews from software developers going “So, please don’t steal our craft?”

The entire video reeks so heavily of the 90s, I love it.
I was always more fond of the sequel, Don’t Copy That Floppy 2, that now had CDs (How quaint!) and still had MC Double Def P.
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Kal Penn Shares Photo Revealing Racism Toward Him and Maggie Q at TV Upfronts

Kal Penn called out on social media a stage manager at a recent TV Upfronts presentation who was racist toward him and his “Designated Survivor” co-star Maggie Q.
The unnamed stage manager annotated the guide by writing “Asian” next to Maggie Q’s name and “Indian” next to Penn’s name. None of the caucasian cast members had any annotations describing their race.

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Dick Van Dyke on his magical Mary Poppins Returns cameo

-Once DVD heard they were doing a new Mary Poppins movie he requested to be in it.

-Due to the movies storyline it was perfect to have him Mr. Dawes Jr. since he already played Mr. Dawes in the original film, especially since this time around Dick was the characters actual age and didnt have to be aged up with makeup.

-When it came to his performance in the film he did not need a stunt double and did all the dancing on his own which amazed the cast since he is 93 after all. He didnt even any help jumping on the table.

-He did improv some of his lines and they were so good that they were kept in. One such improv was when his character sings Feed the Birds.

-During a break he sang 'It’s a jolly holiday with Maaary' to Emily Blunt

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Penn Badgley: ‘Privileged white people’ make up majority of acting industry

Penn Badgley slammed the acting industry for its lack of diversity, saying white people are often chosen to play the roles of marginalized or oppressed peoples.

“In reality, we have basically, like, privileged white people playing everybody, and so we need to stop that,”

Badgley said “in theory” and in a “totally just society” any actor should be able to portray any character, but “that’s not the world we live in.”

“We live in a world that does not recognize virtually anyone outside of the white male or the beautiful white woman who has to be an object of desire and affection,”

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Britney continues her 'Domination' rehearsals + Final Piece of Me gross revealed

Brit uploaded some more rehearsal footage from her upcoming show 'Domination' which opens in February. In the new clips Brit teased choreography for her iconic hit Slave 4 U as well as for two Glory album cuts, Do You Wanna Come Over and the French-sung Coupure Electrique (!) #justiceforGlory

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ONTD are you ready for the return of Vegasney?

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Trailer for Nina Dobrev's new TV series "FAM"

FAM stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell in a comedy about a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring fiancé and his wonderful parents is radically altered when her 16-year-old, out-of-control half-sister Shannon (Odessa Adlon) unexpectedly comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father. Only problem is that Clem told his fiancé and his family that her father is dead. As the family Clem (Dobrev) chose and the family she has blend, Clem realizes that this new happy fam may be the perfection she's always been seeking.

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Are you ready to see Nina's comedic chops, ontd?
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Kristen Stewart and Stella Maxwell broke up - KStew already with someone new

- KStew and Stella had been dating since 2017
- KStew has been seen recently with a stylist named Sara
- KStew continues her streak of moving on really fucking quickly

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'Finding Dory' aquarium sorry for insensitive tweet about Abby the large otter

California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium, which served as the basis for Finding Dory's Marine Life Institute, has apologized for a tweet that went viral where they described an otter named Abby as being "thicc."

They stated that it was insensitive because "several terms referenced originated from African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and specifically reference Black women's bodies. Using them in a sea otter meme without that background makes insinuations we never intended. We need to do better."

Abby is one of six resident females that train orphaned otters in the necessary skills to survive back in the wild.

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Rita and Idris Elba dress as Santa Claus and deliver presents to children in hospitals
Rita and actor Idris Elba handed out gifts to children at a couple of hospitals, including the hospital where Rita's mother Vera works.

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Bird Box is now streaming on Netflix!

- Bird Box, a film directed by Susanne Bier and starring Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, John Malkovich, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Rel Howery, David Dastmalchian, Amy Gumenick and Julian Edwards, is now streaming on Netflix.

- The film is adapted from the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman.

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