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Akshay Kumar confirmed to release Laxmmi Bomb this Diwali on OTT platform

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The fate of Akshay Kumar’s coming film Laxmmi Bomb was debated ever since the national lockdown led to movie theaters being shut. There were uncertain reports regarding whether the film would wait for theaters to reopen or release on an OTT platform.

Akshay has finally put to rest all speculation by saying on Wednesday that the movie will probably likely be releasing this Diwali on a streaming service. “Iss Diwali aapke gharon mein “laxmmi” ke saath ek dhamakedar “bomb” bhi aayega. Aa rahi hai #LaxmmiBomb 9th November ko, only on @disneyplushotstarvip! Prepare for a mad ride kyunki #YehDiwaliLaxmmiBombWaali,” he posted on Instagram, along with a teaser video of his transformation from Laxman to Laxmmi in the movie.

While some reports had claimed previously that the film was originally supposed to release an OTT platform on September 9 to coincide with Akshay’s birthday, recent information from earlier this month indicated that it’s been postponed to Diwali 2020. Other reports suggested that the manufacturers had put a stop to the digital release of this film altogether, and would wait for theaters to reopen.

While the film was designed to hit theatres in May on the occasion of Eid, the lockdown stopped this plan. Disney+ Hotstar had declared in the end of June which Laxmmi Bomb will be releasing on the platform, though an official launch date was not revealed.

The terror comedy, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani, is led by Raghava Lawrence and produced by Cape of Good Movies, Tusshar Kapoor, Shabinaa Khan and Fox Star Studios.

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The Boys season 2 recap: Episode 2, ‘Proper Preparation and Planning’

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In The Boys season 2, episode 2, The Deep has a breakthrough, Homelander corrupts his son and Kimiko clashes with her brother.

The Boys season 2, episode 2 begins with Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) waking up on some pavement, apparently set down (and set up) by sinister faux-superhero, Homelander (Antony Starr). Upon entering a chain restaurant in a slightly dazed state, Billy learns he is now in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

To his surprise, he sees a news broadcast labeling him a suspect in the murder of Vought International’s Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue). Butcher scribbles down some notes and leaves.

Meanwhile, Homelander seems quite disappointed that his son, Ryan (Cameron Cravetti), doesn’t seem to have any powers. In contrast, Becca (Shantel VanSanten) wants Ryan to be normal. It’s a bit similar to the internal struggle of Starlight (Erin Moriarty), who wants to be herself yet was raised to be a superhero member of The Seven.

Now, Starlight joins Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) and a new member of the Seven, Stormfront (Aya Cash). Queen Maeve unexpectedly leaves due to a family emergency, leaving the other ladies to discover their personality clash.

The Boys season 2, episode 2 recap: The Boys make a shady deal

After the funeral of the CIA’s Susan Raynor (Jennifer Esposito), Billy meets Colonel Grace Mallory (Laila Robins). She promptly threatens to turn him in for Stillwell’s murder.

Ultimately, though, Billy strikes a deal: If he and The Boys can help arrest a suspected supe-terrorist, she will clean their records. When The Boys raid the supe-terrorist’s place, the suspect is revealed as Kenji (Abraham Lim), brother to their own Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara).

Kimiko, who had decapitated someone moments before, meets and hugs Kenji. However, Billy Butcher tries to shoot him, and the fighting begins. Kenji collapses much of the room on The Boys, allowing Kimiko and Kenji some time to talk about their being kidnapped and pumped full of Compound V. Ultimately, though, they fight as well, with her ultimately knocking him unconscious to be rounded up by the group.  Moments later, Billy reveals that he knows his wife, Becca, is alive.

The Boys season 2, episode 2 recap: The A-Train is back on track

As Queen Maeve visits Elena (Nicola Correia-Damude) in the hospital, Starlight and Stormfront handle a press interview. Stormfront reveals herself to be a bit of a wildcard, telling the media not to worry about their genders; “chicks and d***s are in it together.”

Later, Starlight defends herself as not being a phony to Stormfront, but she gets called a “Vought spy Barbie,” tells a rousing story about Pippi Longstocking, then says “*** this world for confusing nice with good.” As they talk, it’s suggested that A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) is on a top-secret mission in Kandahar.

However, Starlight sees that A-Train is actually back (out of the hospital from his heart attack). Understandably, he makes Starlight nervous, even as he brags about having Prince’s guitar from Purple Rain.

He does thank her for visiting him in the hospital, but tensions remain after he refers to Hughie as her “traitor boyfriend” (though, technically, one can’t really be a traitor to a cause they weren’t initially committed to, right?). Later, after Gecko brings her a small vial of Compound V, A-Train discovers she’s hidden it in her boot, then ends up blackmailing him about his murdering “Popclaw” (Brittany Allen).

The Boys season 2, episode 2 recap: Homelander is still a creep

Meanwhile, Becca demands to visit Dr. Park (Adrian Holmes), demanding they protect her and Ryan from Homelander. However, it’s stated that “there’s no putting the toothpaste back in the tube,” and Homelander is upset that they were kept a secret from him.

As this goes on, Queen Maeve informs the hospitalized Elena that Homelander killed someone who made him jealous after an Oscar party. So, what might this mean as Homelander talks to his son, Ryan?

For starters, Homelander instills in him the values of a megalomaniac, saying “It’s hard to be superior to every other person on the planet..we can do anything we want and no one can stop us and that’s a good feeling.” In other words, it’s not parenting done right. After an awkward “I love you” exchange, Becca tells him to leave but he doesn’t respect her wishes.

The Deep’s emerging depth

“The Boys” hasn’t forgotten about The Deep (Chace Crawford), who is meeting with Carol (Jessica Hecht), a therapist for the Church of the Collective. Because he doesn’t draw gills on his self-portrait, Eagle the Archer (Langston Kerman) offers him a hallucinogenic drug.

Sometime after taking it, The Deep hears from his gills themselves (Patton Oswalt), who gently persuades him yo accept his body, and he sings a strange yet stirring duet version of “You Are So Beautiful.” A revelation: The Deep thinks women will laugh at him for his gills so he degrades and humiliates them out if defensiveness.

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Kit Harington Says His Parents Gave Him A ‘Gender Fluid’ Upbringing!

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Years before he swung swords and rode dragons, Kit Harington was apparently playing with Polly Pockets!

In a new interview with The Telegraph, the Game of Thrones star explained that he’s looking to explore different ideas of masculine characters to portray in future projects instead of the strong-and-silent Jon Snow types — a desire he attributed to his “gender fluid” childhood.

During the chat, the Emmy nominee explained that his mother, former playwright Deborah Jane Catesby, introduced him and his brother to gender politics when they were young, sharing:

“I asked for a Mighty Max and she bought me a Polly Pocket. I asked for an Action Man and I got a doll — it was very gender fluid from the word go. And I went with it.”

And look at how great he turned out!

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Rose Leslie‘s husband went on to confess that he’s done playing “silent” and “heroic” characters like his Westeros alter-ego because such characters help perpetuate elements of toxic masculinity: specifically, that men are weak when they open up about their feelings.

He mused:

“I feel that emotionally men have a problem, a blockage, and that blockage has come from the Second World War, passed down from grandfather to father to son. We do not speak about how we feel because it shows weakness, because it is not masculine. Having portrayed a man who was silent, who was heroic, I feel going forward that is a role I don’t want to play any more… It is not a masculine role that the world needs to see much more of.”

Progressive!

Of course, playing the traditional brooding hero for a decade also took a toll on the 33-year-old personally.

In 2019, the actor admitted that he grew “f**king sick” of the HBO fantasy series by the final season because filming was so intense. He told GQ Australia:

“The last season of Thrones, seemed to be designed to break us. Everyone was broken at the end. I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so f**king tiring… We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, ‘Right, I’m f**king sick of this.’ I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day — but I’m done.’”

Fans can see the actor next in the second season of the Netflix drama Criminal, in which he plays an estate agent who is accused of rape by a junior member of his team. Talk about a complete 180 from Jon Snow!

And next year he’s set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Eternals, playing… a hero who swings a legendary sword. Hey, maybe he’ll also be really emotionally available??

What do U think of Kit’s comments?

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Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas-Led ‘Official Competition’ Restarts Filming in Spain

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Headlined by Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, The Mediapro Studio’s “Official Competition,” one of the year’s highest-profile international Spanish productions lensing in Spain, has resumed shooting.

Compounding the difficulty of going into production for a second time, the film features an international cast including Argentine heavyweight Oscar Martínez, a former San Sebastian, Venice and Argentine Academy best actor award-winner, plus two Argentina-based directors, Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.

They will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself this time around. Eight days after production started in March of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down filming when it became unsafe to continue. Ominously, as shooting resumes this week, parts of Spain, led by Madrid, are reintroducing stricter lockdown conditions once again, as the daily number of new cases is rising.

“Official Competition” features Banderas and Martínez as renowned actors of large talent but even bigger egos, set on a collision course on the set of film directed by a celebrated auteur cineaste, played by Cruz.

Banderas, Martinez ‘Official Competition’
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In the months since shooting was suspended, the filmmakers continued working as best they could, tweaking the script based on what had already been filmed.

“Within all the negatives of interrupting a shoot, there was something positive: We had an unusually large amount of time to study the already-shot material, and to put under a microscope the screenplay for what is left to film,” Duprat said in a press release.

“The material we already have is wonderful: Penélope, Antonio and Oscar are extraordinary. The scenes have what we wanted, an uncomfortable mix of tension and sarcasm in an aesthetic framework of great conceptual strength. We restarted filming with the certainty that we have something really powerful on our hands,” he added.

Cohn went on, “In this film are the experiences and knowledge gained after so many years of shooting. The film has our DNA as directors, but also that of Penélope, Antonio and Oscar, as they generously contributed their own experiences. In this film, you will see an intense distillation of the universe that we know best: that of directors and actors trying to do one of the most unnatural and complex things, for me, in the world: Shooting a film.”

Sold by Protagonist Pictures, “Official Competition” is a pillar of The Mediapro Studio’s push into movie production. Regular collaborator Andrés Duprat co-wrote the screenplay. Josep Amorós, a production manager on TMS’ drama series “Side Games,” as head of production. Arnau Valls (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) serves as DP, Alain Bainée (“Mindscape”) heads up production design, and Alberto del Campo (“The Realm”) oversees editing.

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Cruz, Banderas, Martinez ‘Official Competition’
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