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The Fall Guy Review

PLOT: After being gravely injured, a stuntman named Colt Seavers (Ryan Gosling) tries to win back his ex, a movie director named Jody Moreno (Emily Blunt), by finding the star of her mega-budget action movie, who’s gone missing after falling in with a dangerous crowd.

REVIEW: The Fall Guy is director David Leitch’s love letter to the stunt profession. For those not in the know, Leitch, before becoming a director known for blockbusters like Bullet Train and Deadpool 2, was a stuntman, having worked on a slew of action classics. With this, he pays homage to an industry that was best described recently by Nicolas Cage, who said in an interview, “Every movie star needs to be a stunt man, every stunt man needs to be a movie star.”

Of course, it’s also a big-budget remake of a classic TV show, which ran for many years and starred the Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors, as a stuntman who moonlit as a P.I. He even sang the theme song, which is warbled here by Blake Shelton. The buzz on this one has been through the roof, with raves coming out of SXSW and none other than Steven Spielberg saying he loved it. As such, it arrives at CinemaCon making a bit of a victory lap for exhibitors, who are no doubt hoping some of the Barbenheimer magic rubs off on it as it unites two of the stars from those movies. So, is it worth all the anticipation and hype?

Indeed, The Fall Guy is an impeccably made comedic actioner elevated by superb chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. Gosling has fun playing the nearly-indestructible Colt, who is trying to get back on his ex’s good side after ghosting her due to his insecurity over nearly being crippled in an accident. If the film has a failing in that regard, it’s that Colt’s recovery from his broken back is so complete that he’s jumping from building to building with ease, doing flips, crashes and hits without any limitations whatsoever. Alas, it’s a movie, and it has to be said that Leitch and his crew at 87North have put together some amazing set pieces.

The Fall Guy review

The action highlight of the film is an amazing sequence where Gosling fights a bad guy on the back of a truck while being dragged, all of which is scored by Phil Collins’ ‘Against All Odds’, juxtaposed with the heartbroken Blunt singing it when she thinks she’s been stood up for a date. The plot is pretty good, with Seavers being turned into a quasi-gunshoe by an untrustworthy producer (played by Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham), who wants him to find Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s movie star, Tom Ryder. Ryder seems informed by perhaps all the stunt people involved with this worst idea of a stuntman, being one who takes all the credit by none of the risk – a sort of anti-Tom Cruise.

The premise is basically an excuse for nonstop action, but it works well and aligns with the kind of plots Lee Majors’s Colt Seavers used to get embroiled in. Notably, the film is also very much a romance, with Colt and Jody’s relationship at least as important as the carnage and mystery, which is refreshing given how unromantic most modern action movies are. With the old-school action, minimal CGI, and real-deal stunts, this feels like a throwback to nineties action in the best way.

Through it all, Gosling and Blunt show themselves as real deal movie stars, with the charisma on both cranked up to eleven. Colt Seavers is a fun enough character that it could turn into a franchise for Gosling. He is portrayed as clever, uncomplicatedly heroic, and more than able to handle himself in a fight or two dozen.

If I have any complaints, it’s that the bar for the action keeps getting set so high that, as the film comes to its conclusion, you almost start to get numb to it, as it’s almost exhausting to keep up with. But, running just over two hours, The Fall Guy never wears out its welcome and looks bright and beautiful, with colourful locations in Sydney and a polished, slick look.

The Fall Guy really is a terrific summer action movie and a throwback to a different (better) time in genre movie-making. More than anything, it’s a tribute to the stunt industry and a demand that it gets the recognition it deserves, with the point made over and over that CGI action is lame and can’t hold a candle to the old ways. I’m inclined to agree.

The Fall Guy

GREAT

8

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Netflix K-Drama The 8 Show Ending: What Happened to Chun Woo-Hee?

The 8 ShowChun Woo-Hee in The 8 Show (Photot Credit: Netflix)

The highly engaging thriller K-drama The 8 Show debuted with all eight episodes on Netflix on May 17, 2024. It chronicles the story of a group of eight contestants participating in a dangerous reality game show, which looks simple from an apparent view. Actress Chun Woo-Hee portrays a crucial character in the Korean series. She represents the higher class of society inside the unique game show building.

From the very beginning to the end of The 8 Show, Chun Woo-Hee’s character plays a vital role in the plots and twists of the series’ storyline. Her powerful position in the building makes her a threat to the other participants. Throughout the series, she uses her unfair and unjust power to torture others. 

However, towards the end of the K-drama, she also suffers due to her earlier vicious actions. In the end, like other participants, she also gets to leave the building after the game ends. But before the series ends, it is revealed that she has been arrested by the police soon after her return from the reality game show.

The 8 Show on Netflix: Chun Woo-Hee’s character explained

As mentioned earlier, actress Chun Woo-Hee, referred to as 8th Floor, plays a significant role in Netflix’s The 8 Show. Her character turns out to be the main antagonist of the story after she starts utilizing her unfair power to torment the other contestants in the game show. Throughout the drama, she represents the upper class of society.

Chun Woo-Hee’s character, 8th Floor, arrives outside the building of the game show in a white limousine, wearing a fancy dress. She finds the place extremely fascinating and feels right at home. By the look on her face, it is clear that she does not have any intention of leaving the place. Luck seems to be in her favor as she picks the No. 8 card. It gives her the highest position inside the building. She gets the best room on the 8th floor, and the value percentage of her individual money account is also the highest. Thus, she freely spends the money to buy everything she wants.

However, soon, she starts using her powerful position in the building to torture other participants who have a lower position. She first teams up with some of the other selfish contestants, and together, they torment others to entertain the audience. This also gives the participants a lot more time inside the place, which means they will have a chance to win more money.

Meanwhile, after some time, her torture gets out of hand. Thus, the participants finally gather the courage to revolt against her and her team. However, she strategically regains her upper position and begins tormenting others with sleep deprivation. 

In the final episode, she again loses her position. It happens after the others team up to end her wrath in the building. After the game ends, she leaves the place like the others with the money she has won in the game. At the end of the series, it is disclosed that her name is Song Sera, and she is a performance artist. 

After returning from the game show, she hires an excavator and destroys an entire art gallery. She then has to use all her money from the show to compensate for all the losses to the gallery. She even gets arrested. Thus, it does not end well for Chun Woo-Hee’s character in The 8 Show.

Viewers can watch The 8 Show on Netflix.

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Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red Moon Pact Ep 2 Recap & Spoilers: Why Did Gong Jun Attempt To Run Away?

Yang Mi and Gong Jun in Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red Moon PactYang Mi and Gong Jun in Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red Moon Pact (Photo Credit: iQIYI)

The ongoing fantasy C-drama Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red Moon Pact released episode two on May 23, 2024. It features Yang Mi and Gong Jun in the lead roles. The episode focuses on intruders trying to harm Dongfang Yuechu (Gong Jun). Thus, Dongfang Yuechu decides to run away from the Tushan sect to avenge the deaths of his parents. He takes the disguise of Jiushang, a female fox, to entice a male fox and borrows money from him. He uses that to try and convince Rongrong into becoming the debt collector so he can leave the place. But Rongrong is clever and can sense his ulterior motive. She not only turns down his request but also robs his money. 

Meanwhile, Fu Cheng gets hold of the immortals who had chased Yuechu inside the Tushan turf. She poisons them and threatens to end their lives if they do not lure Yuechu out of the territory for her master, Jin Renfeng. But these immortals are cunning. They conspire to catch Yuechu and consume his divine blood. That way, even Renfeng won’t be able to harm them. 

Honghong (Yang Mi) tries to make sense of how the dark powers of the divine tree are related to the Dongfang blood. Meanwhile, Yuechu arrives at her palace and requests that she let him take on the role of debt collector at the demon market. He is able to convince her that he only wants to make more money to repay her debt. Honghong hesitates at first but decides to put her trust in him. But she also reminds him to stay away from conflicts, as he has not mastered his mystical powers yet. Yuechu leaves after promising that he won’t try to escape. 

Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red Moon Pact Ep 2 :Did Gong Jun succeed in his endeavor?

Meanwhile, the evil immortals keep a close watch on the Tushan turf. They scheme to capture a female fox who seems to have lost her way. They plan to use her as a ploy to get their hands on Yuechu. Just when they are about to capture her, Yuechu comes to her rescue. 

As soon as they hear his name, they try to tempt him to get out of the territory. But Yuechu has vengeance on his mind and attacks them head-on. Honghong and Tushan Ronrong come to his aid and rescue him. 

Rongrong is curious to know why Honghong allowed Yuechu to be the debt collector. She mentions that she suspects that Jin Renfeng is the one who killed the grey wolf entity and also wore down the divine tree. She concludes this by observing that the wolf had Dongfang’s blood on him. Since Yuechu is bound by a divine thread and can’t leave the turf, it must have been Renfeng. She suspects that he gathered information about Yuechu and schemed to attack him when he was alone. She wanted to use Yuechu as bait to attract Renfeng. 

Honghong comes to check up on Yuechu and gives him a healing potion. She expresses her gratitude and wishes to repay him fairly for saving the fox fairy. Yuechu also shows his appreciation for Honghong for always guiding him and being kind to him. 

Meanwhile, an issue with the spirit merchants arises. Honghong does everything in her power to stop Yuechu from going to the human market. She suspects why Yuechu wants to lure Renfeng to the human market. Moreover, she wonders if he is all grown up and understands why Honghong wants to avoid the clash between humans and the spirit clan. 

Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Red Moon Pact is available to stream throughout the week on iQIYI.

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Published Date: Fri, 24 May 2024 11:59:38 +0000

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Every unmissable new movie and TV series coming to Hulu and Disney Plus this summer

Thanks to the Hulu on Disney Plus bundle, this summer’s going to be even more scorching for streaming subscribers, with the Mouse House’s two platforms offering up a multitude of movies and TV shows that are set to do their best to keep you out of the sun and on your sofa.

Disney Plus/Hulu has unveiled the full slate of original releases coming up over the summer months, stretching from May to August. May has already proven to be an epic month for anyone with a Disney subscription, what with Beatles documentary Let It Be landing on May 8 and new episodes of Doctor Who dropping every Friday (through June 21). Horror fans, don’t miss the Hulu debut of The First Omen on May 30!

June, meanwhile, kicks off on a high with the launch of The Acolyte on June 8. The latest live-action series set in the Star Wars franchise, this one takes place in the old days of the High Republic, starring Amandla Stenberg and from the creator of Russian Doll. Speaking of great TV, June 27 then sees the premiere of acclaimed comedy-drama The Bear season 3, so get ready to get back in kitchen!

July then delivers a new Descendants movie on July 12, the second run of underrated Marvel animated series Hit-Monkey on July 15, and another season of the Futurama revival on July 29. More details will be revealed for August at a later date, but we do know that Only Murders in the Building‘s fourth season kicks off on August 27.

Here’s the full line-up of summer streaming fun coming to Disney Plus and Hulu:

MAY

  • May 1: Shardlake (Hulu on Disney+)
  • May 4: Star Wars: Tales of the Empire
  • May 8: Let it Be
  • May 10: Doctor Who
  • May 15: Queen Rock Montreal – Streaming in IMAX Enhanced
  • May 15: Uncle Samsick  (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • May 23: The Kardashians Season 5  (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • May 24: The Beach Boys
  • May 29: Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • May 28: Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted Season 4
  • May 30The First Omen (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • May 31: Jim Henson Idea Man

JUNE

  • June 4 at 6:00pm PT: Star Wars: The Acolyte
  • June 4: FX’s Clipped (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • June 7Queenie (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • June 7: Big City Greens: Spacecation
  • June 7Becoming Karl Lagerfeld (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • June 9: Donald Duck Shorts: Crazy Over Daisy, Out on a Limb, DIY Duck – Celebrating Donald Duck’s 90th Anniversary
  • June 20Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • June 25: Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • June 27: FX’s The Bear Season 3 (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • June 28: Ariel
  • June 29: ZOMBIES: The Re-Animated

JULY

  • July: Bluey Minisodes
  • July 11: Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • July 12Descendants: The Rise of Red
  • July 15: Angels in the Outfield – Celebrating the 30th Anniversary
  • July 15: Hit-Monkey Season 2 (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • July 17: UnPrisoned Season 2 (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • July 29Futurama Season 12 (Hulu on Disney Plus)

AUGUST

  • August 12Solar Opposites Season 5 (Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • August 22: Reasonable Doubt Season 2(Hulu on Disney Plus)
  • August 27Only Murders in the Building Season 4 (Hulu on Disney Plus)

In addition, Disney Plus users in the U.S. get an additional perk to make their subscription even more worthwhile: they’ll be granted early access to new merchandise at Disneystore.com! Upcoming merch we’ve been told to expect includes The Acolyte, Deadpool & Wolverine, and Hocus Pocus. Subscribers hoping to make use of this early access should hit up disneystore.com/disneyplus/ on the second Wednesday of the month, from June to August.

By: Christian Bone
Title: Every unmissable new movie and TV series coming to Hulu and Disney Plus this summer
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Published Date: Fri, 24 May 2024 12:01:20 +0000

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