Even though the only social media platforms I had in grade school was MSN Messenger and MySpace, I was still able to relate to much of what was going on in this feature. I think that will be the same for many people who watch this picture.
As one might guess, the movie is about the eighth grade. More specifically, it’s about Kayla (Elsie Fisher), a young girl going through the final days of her eighth grade year. She has her own Youtube channel where she gives out advice and often acts confident in front of the camera. However, in reality Kayla is much more of a shy and awkward person who appears to be an introvert.
As the days go by, Kayla experiences what most middle-schoolers go through, from school drills to dealing with other students. Through those experiences, the audience gets to know quite a bit about what the character is living through, both emotionally and mentally.
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Cast members from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series from Marvel are standing in support of director James Gunn. The announcement from the combined cast comes roughly a week after Disney fired him from directing the third film.
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Despite heavy hitters like Star Wars and Marvel not appearing at this year’s Comic-Con, the annual event still stormed the industry this week with plenty of movie news.
This year’s Comic-Con was practically dominated by Warner Bros., with its partner DC putting out plenty of material during its presentation.
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San Diego Comic-Con might seem light this year with no “Avengers” or “Star Wars.” However, there are plenty of movie-related panels and presentations to keep fans in California, and across the world, invested.
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Keri Russell who recently has been best known for her roles in the TV series “The Americans” and the film “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” could find herself in the “Star Wars” universe soon.
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Matt Damon has been brought in on a film project about the life of commodities trader Marc Rich.
According to Variety, Damon will star as Rich in the film, titled “The King of Oil.” The Universal Pictures project is being produced by John Krasinski, Variety reports, through his Sunday Night Productions.
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New Line Cinema is rounding out the cast for the conclusion of the “It” story.
According to Variety, the studio announced recently that Teach Grant and Jess Weixler are attached to the project, titled “It: Chapter Two.” Variety reports that Grant will portray the former bully Henry (played by Nicholas Hamilton in the original) and Weixler will perform as the character Bill’s wife.
Weixler’s credits include work on the television series “The Son” as well as films “Chained for Life,” “Who We Are Now” and “Entanglement.” Grant, meanwhile, has had work in TV series including “The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco,” “Altered Carbon” and “Damnation.”
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Two biopics about legendary singers are taking shape in Hollywood. One of them will follow the life of Marvin Gaye while the other is about Sammy Davis, Jr.
According to Deadline, the latter is coming together under the leadership of Paramount Pictures and Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Deadline reports that plans are in place to hire a writer and director soon to push the project into production.
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DC Entertainment is experiencing a shakeup lately, with its president and chief creative officer both leaving their roles.
According to Variety, both DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns are both stepping away from their current titles.
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The cast for Clint Eastwood’s new project is coming together, with a two-time Oscar winner coming on-board.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest, Michael Pena and Bradley Cooper will all star in the new Eastwood film, “The Mule.” THR reports that Eastwood will direct and act in the Warner Bros. crime drama.
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