Can The Gray Man Save Netflix?

Can Gray Man save Netflix?

HUGE SUMMER GAMBLE

Netflix has been hemorrhaging subscribers and money these past months and is gambling it all on a $200-million manhunt thriller that is the streaming company’s costliest movie ever.

From the Russo Brothers who made The Avengers and Captain America movie series, the film will be screened in select theaters starting July 15 and show up on Netflix July 22.

Netflix desperately needs a hit after disastrous losses and layoffs. Company shares took a deep plunge earlier this month.

Can Gray Man save Netflix?

The Gray Man is the story of a violent manhunt across several countries in Europe for secret CIA information obtained by former CIA hitman Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling) that his former colleague, psychopath Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), plus a horde of assassins will do anything to get. Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas) has Gentry’s back.

The film was mostly shot in France and the Czech Republic and is based on a novel by best-selling author Mark Greaney, who also collaborated on Tom Clancy’s books before Clancy’s death in 2013, and continued the Jack Ryan character after Clancy died.

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‘Elvis’ premieres at Cannes

Elvis the movie coming June 24

Elvis, the movie, will have its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 25 and will be released in theaters in the United States on June 24.

It will be a huge summer hit, despite one possible flaw. Full-face singer Harry Styles was the early front runner to play Elvis but in the end lost out to thinner-faced actor Austin Butler. 

Missed out on Elvis role
Harry Styles
Elvis the movie coming June 24
Austin Butler

There’s more to casting than appearance, and Butler does have the moves down, which is why he was chosen, but the lean face is a distraction, compared with the real Elvis.

Elvis the movie coming June 24

Physiognomy aside, Butler does a convincing job in capturing the spectacular charisma and character of the greatest rock and roll and pop singer of all time.

Tom Hanks plays Elvis’s manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film is directed by Baz Luhrmann, whose previous movies include Shakespeare in Love, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby.



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New Batman movie off to a flying start

‘The Batman’ is expected to bring in more than $100-million at its U.S. opening this March 4 weekend, with pre-sales indicating even more.

This means the movie will already make more than half its $200-million cost.

Directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Peter Craig, the film stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, with Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard and Andy Serkis.

‘The Batman’ box-office hit
Zoë Kravitz and Robert Pattinson

Reeves explores Batman’s detective side more than previous films, drawing inspiration from the Batman films of the 1970s and the original Batman comics.

The movie was shot in the U.K. and in Chicago between January 2020 and March 2021 on a budget of $200-million.

Sexiest line by Catwoman as she touches Batman’s hood:

‘The Batman’ box-office hit

‘The Batman’ box-office hit

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