All the requisite caveats are involved in curating a film preview for 2021. This year is likely to be full of schedule changes and surprise decisions to switch certain projects to streaming, as the cinema industry remains profoundly in flux and many theaters have yet to reopen.
Warner Bros., one major studio, plans to debut each of its films simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service; others will sell some titles online at a premium price, including Disney.
What stands out about the film landscape of 2021 is how closely the lineup resembles that of 2020: the new films are to be released by major studios, as producers expect a redo after a lost year.
Here are the upcoming films along with their confirmed release dates, that we think you wouldn’t dare to miss!
1) THE LITTLE THINGS (JANUARY 29)
Last month’s rollout of Wonder Woman 1984 was a taste of Warner Bros. films for an entire year that would arrive simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters. While a superhero movie’s glitz was enough to attract record audience figures, can a more workman-like crime drama make the studio as big of a wave?
The Little Things of Warner Bros. has a hefty cast of Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, and Rami Malek, featuring a dogged county sheriff attempting to solve a serial-killer case (all Oscar winners). If nothing else, it might be a solid late January diversion.
2) CHERRY (FEBRUARY 26)
Avengers: Endgame, which cost $356 million to produce and became the most financially profitable movie in Hollywood history, was the last film directed by the Russo brothers. The duo’s follow-up is smaller, a relief after years of Marvel machine work (for which they made four titles).
The latest film follows an Army medic with PTSD (Tom Holland), based on an autobiographical novel by Nico Walker, who begins to rob banks to pay for his opioid addiction, a bleak yet unfortunately relevant idea. Two weeks later, Cherry will be on Apple TV+ to premiere in theaters first. This hybrid model of release could prove popular, pandemic or not, in Hollywood going forward.
3) RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON (MARCH 5)
A dramatic-looking adventure set in a fictional world inhabited by monsters and warriors, Disney’s first original animated film since Moana. A young woman named Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran) is the protagonist; she goes in search of Sisu (Awkwafina), a water dragon who can help her overcome an atrocious villain.
For its hero, the film’s teaser trailer had an exciting visual tone and arcane ancient puzzles to solve, but the specifics of the plot remain light. And even though the film will be available in theaters, it will also roll out for a premium fee on Disney+, just like Mulan’s last year.
4) NO TIME TO DIE (APRIL 2)
The announcement of the next James Bond movie has been regarded as a bellwether for the health of the cinema industry for almost a year now. Last spring, when No Time to Die was kicked down the schedule (around the time of Billie Eilish’s featured song of the film was released), it was the first indication of the big impact of the pandemic on the film world; when the film was postponed again in the fall, it meant that Hollywood was not bouncing as hard as anticipated.
No Time to Die, the last outing of Daniel Craig as the British super-spy, is reportedly set for April, but be warned: as his studio, MGM, waits for the right time to ensure a smooth worldwide opening, it could easily be moved back again.
5) THE SUICIDE SQUAD (AUGUST 6)
With new Batmen and Jokers springing up in recent years and many iterations of the same Justice League movie rolling out, the sprawling world of movies based on DC Comics characters has now become too knotty to untangle. Technically, the Suicide Squad is a sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad, and several cast members are shared-Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney.
But James Gunn (who made Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) writes and directs it and promises a more anarchic, comedic feel, stuffed with fresh villains as part of a ragtag ensemble seeking to save the world (or maybe end it?). Among the several recent additions to this party are Idris Elba, John Cena, Pete Davidson, and Sylvester Stallone.
6) DUNE (OCTOBER 1)
Before Warner Bros kicked it to 2021 for pandemic purposes, Dune was last scheduled for a Christmas 2020 release; it was then bundled into the year-long strategy of the studio to debut each of its films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
Dune director Denis Villeneuve, who obviously crafted this adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic for the big screen, was highly criticized for that move; one hopes that this is how it will be seen and enjoyed by October. Timothée Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, rounding out a huge production with Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and many others.
Source: The Atlantic
Various Supernatural Places In Indonesia, These Are 7 of Them!
Indonesia actually has abundant tales of the supernatural that will definitely give you goosebumps all over your own body. This is because it has its share of urban legends and ghost stories, as parts of the country have an abundance of haunted places, often with a good amount of spooky stories. Superstition is part of the daily chitchat of Indonesians.
From movies to supernatural game shows, ghost stories simply fascinate the people of Indonesia. That is why scary incidents and also haunted places are not something new for them. If you ever visit Indonesia in the future, you might want to avoid these 7 haunted places there. If you are eager for some paranormal sighting, you can try to go there.
1) Bintaro Railway And Manggarai Station
Widely condemned as the nation’s most devastating railway accident, two trains collided head-on on Monday morning, 19th October 1987, in Bintaro, South Jakarta due to an internal miscommunication. More than 100 lives were lost, some were thrown out on impact, while others bled to death as they were crushed in between pieces of metal. It was a gruesome scene, and it took almost two days to completely evacuate the bodies. Since then, the number of accidents on the exact stretch of the railway has oddly increased, especially on Mondays. Increasingly widespread were stories of drivers who did not notice warning signs of an oncoming train in time. There was also a spike in the number of pedestrians who walked onto the railway tracks, right in front of a speeding train, and they were believed to be possessed by the Deaf Spirit or Hantu Budek.
The story doesn’t end there. Unfortunately, although the trains have stopped operating, the same can’t be said for souls attached to them. Besides the apparitions reported on this site alone, trains have also been seen to be traveling way past operational hours with no one on board. One of the most bizarre stories is that of a college student who saw what looked like victims inside the train he was on late one night. Surprisingly his legs became sore when he reached his destination. He talked about what happened with the security guard’s duty, only to find out that there was no train all along and he had run the whole way.
2) Ancol Bridge
The Ancol Bridge, located along Jalan R.E. Martadinata in Ancol, North Jakarta, is also known as Jembatan Goyang ‘Rocking Bridge’ because drivers who drive on it often feel a rocking sensation. The story behind Ancol Bridge involves a young woman named Maryam, who is said to have been raped and murdered by several men, and her body thrown underneath the bridge. Her ghost, known as Si Manis Jembatan Ancol ‘The Sweet Lady from Ancol Bridge’ is said to have haunted the area since. The myth gained renewed interest in the 1990s when a TV show based on the legend, also called Si Manis Jembatan Ancol, was released.
3) Mall Klender
The sudden collapse of Indonesia’s economy in the late 90s had stirred up violence within the people, resulting in looting, mass murders and rape. On May 15, 1998, an army of looters seized the Yogyakarta Department Store. As shopkeepers and visitors scrambled for safety, a fire was deliberately started and soon engulfed the four-storey building. More than 300 people were trapped. Afraid of being harmed if they escaped the building, they remained inside to meet their fiery death.
The scars of what is now referred to as Mei Kelabu ‘Grey May’ remains in the hearts of the affected, no matter how hard they try to forget. One of the darker moments in Indonesia’s history, the incident shook the nation as well as the international community. Although the departmental store was rebuilt as the Klender Mall in the year 2000, it is still difficult for the locals to let go of the traumatic memories that linger here. Eight ghosts are said to haunt the area, including phantom bus passengers who usually hitch a ride at night, only to disappear a few hundred metres later.
4) Pondok Indah Hotel Bedugul
In 2016, travel blogger Jacob Laukaitis uploaded a video of himself entering a large abandoned hotel complex in Bedugul, 50 km north of Kuta in Bali. The video instantly went viral, bringing attention to the mystery of Pondok Indah Hotel Bedugul. Rumor has it that the hotel, known as the Ghost Palace Hotel by locals, was a project of former Indonesian President Suharto’s youngest son.
It’s said that it was then abandoned after the son was convicted for murder and sentenced to prison. Another rumor says that the hotel was abandoned in one night by all guests and staff due to a series of supernatural events, triggered by the ghosts of workers who had died from poor working conditions during the hotel’s development. The abandoned hotel complex is largely unguarded, which means you can freely venture into the area when you’re in an adventurous mood.
5) Octopus House
The public’s question has been answered in 2013, a local news channel was set to debunk the ongoing rumors of a ‘Satanist Church’ in Bandung. The unmissable sculpture of a giant octopus sitting on the roof of the house had sparked up much curiosity online in the past. A group of journalists’ attempt to uncover its mystery found that the ‘octopus house’ is encircled by a series of houses, and the only way inside is through House Number 6. The investigation ended when a loud quarrel broke out between the journalists and the caretakers of the house.
A person claiming to be a former member of the ‘satanic church’ reported to the authorities that the house is used for cult-related sex rituals. Several investigations later, no evidence supporting the allegation was found. The owner of the house, Frans Halimawan, appeared on a news broadcast and expressed his fury with the false accusations. As an art devotee, he explained how every piece of the house symbolizes his life journey, including his struggles as well as his beliefs, and that these rumors have offended him deeply.
6) Potato House
The story behind the notorious Potato House in Bandung is as bizarre as the name suggests. It is called so as passers-by often report the smell of boiled potatoes coming from the house and sightings of the ghost of a boy, as well as a ‘ghost dog’, at night. As the story goes, many years ago, a boy died after accidentally jumping into a big pot of hot water when his mother was boiling potatoes. Since then, the house has reeked of boiled potatoes and been haunted by the ghost of the boy, according to witnesses. The house is currently standing unoccupied in what otherwise seems like a normal neighborhood in Bandung. As expected, it’s a popular ghost-hunting site with people from all over the country coming in the hope of smelling boiled potatoes when they are near.
Trunyan village is definitely not for the faint-hearted. On the shores of Lake Batur in the Kintamani area, the people of Trunyan neither cremate nor bury their dead. Instead, their bodies are left to rot in bamboo cages under the watchful eye of a fragrant tree that masks the smell of decay. Once the flesh has decomposed completely, the bones of the corpses are stacked neatly on the platform that leads to the Trunyan temple of death, unfortunately off-limits to the public as of now.
Agree Or Disagree? These Are Several Facts of K-Dramas You Should Know
K-dramas have become a worldwide sensation, and you need to be well-versed in all things K-drama if you want to be a pop culture connoisseur/productive denizen of the entertainment-loving internet. Then there’s the most crucial reason to watch K-dramas: they’re entertaining. They’re addicting and fantastic, and you’ll be glad you added them to your pop-culture diet.
Korean dramas, which are known for their intriguing plots and powerful plot twists, may quickly shift from highly sweet to incredibly devastating scenes. Variety is precisely what keeps viewers returning for more. But how or what was the reason it became so popular these days? Here are a few:
1. Easy to binge
Unlike many American shows, Korean dramas are more episodic, with most series running between 12 and 13 episodes. This makes catching up on your favorite show a lot easier. Another distinction between these Western productions and K-Dramas is that many K-Dramas only have a couple of seasons. This allows viewers to binge-watch the show, which is a much different experience than having to watch it from beginning to end.
K-Pop music is even more popular than K-Dramas. These days, bubblegum-flavored ballads are all the rage among teenagers all around the world, with bands like BTS, Red Velvet, and Blackpink becoming synonymous with Korean and Western adolescent culture. To take advantage of this, many K-Dramas aimed at a younger or more general audience will include hip and happening melodies for the kids to hop to. These songs will be used in romantic and emotional sequences, as well as the closing music for each episode.
3. Cultural Immersion
Despite the fact that the Korean Wave has been going on for several years, it is still a relatively new phenomenon for some viewers, particularly in the West. Korea had previously been regarded as a cultural “other,” with its media, history, and culture is far less well-known than that of other non-Western countries.
As interest in Korean cultural exports grows, it’s only natural that many people will turn to television, the most easily consumed cultural item, to immerse themselves in the country’s culture. Many Korean dramas, particularly those available on Netflix and other similar streaming sites, are historically based, making them both informative and enjoyable.
A lot of people literally change their lifestyle after watching K dramas. Like literally, from outfit to food to culture and way of speaking, these guys are literally soaked into the idea of Korean dramas. Like everything they do has to be related to Korean stuff.
As much as it is addictive, there’s still lots of love going on about these K-dramas which can’t seem to be denied. So, there’s no wrong in enjoying it provided you know the limits to it. Other than that, have fun binge-watching the K-series!
(Video) Scam Went Viral, Know The Truth About These Two Strange Animals!
Any fraudulent company or technique that obtains money or other items from an unsuspecting person is referred to as a scam. Online frauds have proliferated as the globe has become more linked owing to the Internet, and it’s often up to you to assist keep individuals on the Internet safe.
Today, there are thousands of different types of scams, but most of them revolve around stealing money, property, or information. It can be done via email, Whatsapp, phone chat, video, and a variety of other methods. One way you can avoid being scammed is if you find something suspicious or something you are not sure of, just don’t bother clicking the link or whatever that’s being sent.
One common form of scam these days is through videos. It’s not wrong to make videos and posts them but some people use this to scam others or simply to become popular. Here’s one example:
@iqbalahyarjangan la sebar benda tak betul semata nak viral 🥺 #TikTokGuru #JomBelajar #LearnOnTikTok
We’re undoubtedly used to hearing about the emergence of new species in the animal realm on a regular basis. This is most likely due to the fact that we have only identified a small portion of the thousands of species that exist. Hence, whatever we find weird, we think it’s a new discovery when actually if paid a little close attention, it might be something we’ve already known.
In this video posted on TikTok by Iqbal Ahyar, he claims that the creature is something bizarre. At the start of the video, it looks like a sea slug. There are over 2,000 species of sea slugs, which is one of the most crucial things to remember. They can be found in both shallow and deep water. Sea slugs are eaten as a delicacy in Asia.
In comparison to most other mollusks, these benthic herbivorous invertebrates can become very enormous. They graze in tropical tidal and subtidal zones, primarily in the Indo-Pacific Ocean; however, they can also be found in the Atlantic Ocean, with a few species in the Mediterranean. When threatened, they frequently produce clouds of ink, which are said to blind the assailant. In self-defense, these sea slugs can create and leak harmful “substances such as ammonia,” according to new research. The Aplysia species’ capacity to hold toxins within their bodies without poisoning themselves is due to the slug’s unique toxin storage system.
After watching this video, thousands of people on the internet reacted to this strange critter, speculating on its origins and commenting on its odd appearance. However, the Sarawak Forestry Corporation, which is dedicated to the conservation of Sarawak’s biodiversity, explained that it was a flying lemur, a species that may be found in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.
Flying Lemurs are actually cute. However, when you see they are actually looking from below, they looked creepy, like some skinned animal. These little, fuzzy tree-dwellers aren’t actually lemurs, and they can’t fly. They can, however, glide amazing lengths between trees in the Southeast Asian jungles where they live. They are also the closest surviving cousins of primates in terms of genetics. Because flying lemurs rely on trees for food and safety, deforestation in the areas where they live poses a threat to their environment.
So don’t be fooled by everything you see online. Instead, try to do a little research before you believe something completely.
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