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Bruno Mars Set to Play Prince

As one of the most iconic musicians of all-time, the passing of Prince naturally hit the creative world hard. Since his death, we’ve seen multiple nods and tributes to one of music’ most beloved participants. However, one of the most exciting creations to do with Prince – a biopic – might have secured a fantastic stand-in for the legend: Bruno Mars.

Mars, 32, is being linked with taking on the role of Prince in a biopic being put together by Netflix. This interesting new program would take a full look at the life of Prince, and try to do the legend some justice. Mars himself sang Purple Rain at the US Grammy Awards, and it went down like a house on fire. According to sources at Netflix, then, it’s likely that he’ll take part in the role – despite it likely being among the most challenging roles he’s ever taken on.

If you have watched Mars perform for even a few moments, you’ll see the immediate influence Prince had on his style. A passionate lover of acting, despite having little to no experience, it would be a fine opportunity for him to work his way into a new kind of showbiz at the same time as do his idol some justice.

While it would be his acting debut, the hope is that he will accept. Seen as a great stand-in with his natural charisma and talent, Mars would offer a fine portrayal of Prince.

Prince died aged 57 from what has been described as an ‘accidental overdose’ in 2016. Found dead in his Paisley Park home on April 21st, the two years that have come since have been used to try find the perfect way to portray what was such an energizing life.

Too much too soon?

Naturally, the role would be a big one to try and fill for Mars. With a distinct lack of acting experience, it would be a major role to try and take on so early in his acting career. However, as someone who carries that same soulful charm as Prince, and being a wonderfully talented musician himself, it would make up for any lack of acting expertise.

While some would perhaps prefer an actor to play Prince in a biopic, the musical skills and natural flair of Mars would likely make him the ideal candidate. Would you be happy with Bruno Mars as the person to play Prince? Or would you rather an actor with more experience in playing a role in a biopic?

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As one of the most iconic musicians of all-time, the passing of Prince naturally hit the creative world hard. Since his death, we’ve seen multiple nods and tributes to one of music’ most beloved participants. However, one of the most exciting creations to...

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Behind-The-Scenes Photos Which Ruin The Magic

Movies uplifted the nation during the Great Depression and World War II. And they’re not so bad when we want to relax on a Tuesday night, either! While we chill out, unwind, and forget our troubles, we do sometimes wonder how those Hollywood folks actually make it all so real. What’s going on behind the scenes, and off the screens? Let’s see the secrets of the trade!

Stopping For Lunch

Millions of people around the world have found connections and love for the Star Wars characters including Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, C3PO, and of course R2-D2.  They all seem so real that it’s not surprising our brains really believe they are real!

Too Much Oil?

Even though we really do know everything is unreal, there is something about seeing an actor sitting in the R2-D2 costume, as you can see in the photograph. Where does reality end and fantasy begin?

See eye-opening behind-the-scenes photos of recent films:

Movies uplifted the nation during the Great Depression and World War II. And they’re not so bad when we want to relax on a Tuesday night, either! While we chill out, unwind, and forget our troubles, we do sometimes wonder how those Hollywood folks...

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Oscars Announce New “Popular Film” Category

Change is coming to the Academy Awards, it was announced on the Oscar’s official Twitter page. A new category is being designed to honor “outstanding achievement in popular film”.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also revealed in a statement sent out to its members that the live broadcast would be shortened to 3-hours in length, with certain award categories (unknown as of yet) being announced during ad breaks. “To honor all 24 award categories, we will present select categories live, in the Dolby Theatre, during commercial breaks (categories to be determined). The winning moments will then be edited and aired later in the broadcast.”

With the eligibility requirements and other key details for the new category to be forthcoming, there has been heavy criticism for the move. It has been described as being ham-fisted at best and discriminatory at worst. The decision has been dubbed insulting as being popular has never before been seen as an artistic achievement.

The message seems to suggest that a popular product can’t be high art, or that a high-quality product can’t be popular, is insulting. And as such, many feel that’s what the Oscars do every year. This also solidifies the feeling among producers who worry that should their film become a blockbuster, it may ruin their artistic credibility.

With this year’s edition of the Academy Awards being the lowest-rated telecast on record, the board attempted the bridge the widening gap between films people want to see and the films the academy wants to reward.

Dubbed the “Popcorn Oscar”, the films likely make up the list of nominees for this category are bound to be predicted based on their worldwide box-office gross. This means blockbusters like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, as well as their fan-favorite stars, will be guaranteed a presence at the ceremony.

Some say, the Oscars’ ratings are tanking for the same reason TV ratings are declining across the board: The outdated monoculture supporting it simply doesn’t exist anymore. Hence, this change doesn’t make Oscar voters seem more in touch, they argue, as all it does is make their elitism that much more clear. The Academy has a long reputation of snubbing hit films whose genres aren’t usually considered Oscar material.

Actor Rob Lowe perhaps best summed up everyone’s feelings, “The film business passed away today with the announcement of the ‘popular’ film Oscar,” he tweeted. “It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tentpoles, and vertical integration.”

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Change is coming to the Academy Awards, it was announced on the Oscar’s official Twitter page. A new category is being designed to honor “outstanding achievement in popular film”.
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The Best Movies to Watch

Are you a movies fan? Do you like spending your free nights on the sofa watching good movies? We have a list of movies we found very interesting and entertaining.

Inception (2010) DiCaprio has a rare ability to enter people’s dream and steal their secrets from their subconscious. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page. Director: Christopher Nolan.

The Butterfly Effect (2004) Ashton Kutcher is victim of his blackouts during important events of his childhood. Growing up he finds a journal, a way to remember those lost memories, and a way to alter his life. Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters. Directors: Erick Bress, J. Mackye Gruber.

Memento (2000) Guy Pearce struggles with keeping his short-term memory loss an obstacle while searching for his wife murderer. Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Annie Moss, Joe Pantolino. Director: Christopher Nolan.

The Hateful Eight (2015) Tarantino’s violent “western” story sets in the post Civil War era where a group of criminals against each other found shelter in the wooden cabin. Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Director: Quentin Tarantino.

Django Unchained (2012) Django is a slave who is in Mississippi, with his German friend, trying to rescue his wife from a brutal plantation owner. Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio. Director: Quentin Tarantino

Interstellar (2014) A team of astronauts on a mission of finding life out of Earth in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain. Director: Christopher Nolan.

The Revenant (2015) Leonardo Dicaprio sustains deathly injuries from a brutal bear attack in the wilderness. He must use his survival skills to find back a way to civilization. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter. Director: Alejando G. Inarritu.

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Based on true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to the being a billionaire to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie. Director: Martin Scorsese.

Definitely, Maybe (2008) A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year old daughter. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin. Director: Adam Brooks.

Shutter Island (2010) Leonardo DiCaprio is investigating a disappearance of a murderess from a hospital for the criminally insane. Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo. Director: Martin Scorsese.

Fight Club (1999) An insomniac office worker forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf. Director: David Fincher.

The Dark Knight (2008) Joker is here, wrecking and creating chaos in town. Bruce Wayne needs to save Gotham City. Stars: Christian Bale, Heather Ledger, Aaron Eckhart. Director: Christopher Nolan.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Two men in prison bond over time, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Stars: Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, Bob Gunton. Director: Frank Darabont.

Now You See Me (2013) An FBI agent and Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank money during the performance and gave it to the audience. Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo. Director: Louis Leterrier.

Hope you enjoy this list!

Are you a movies fan? Do you like spending your free nights on the sofa watching good movies? We have a list of movies we found very interesting and entertaining.
Inception (2010) DiCaprio has a rare ability to enter people’s dream and steal their secrets...