Based on the caliber of the talent involved, there were initially reasonably high hopes that The Professor and the Madman could end up finding some Academy Awards glory.
Leads Mel Gibson and Sean Penn have proven to be regularly divisive and polarizing figures, but they’ve each got two Oscars under their belts and have proven themselves to be very good at their day jobs. Throw in a period setting, a story that allows for much Acting with a capital ‘A’, and you can understand why those conclusions were reached.
“Stranger Things” Build-A-Scene Toys From Funko Bring You Back Into the Upside Down
Funko is headed back into the Upside Down with new “Build-A-Scene” vinyl toys based on Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” which will be returning for its fourth season this coming summer.
The Build-A-Scene toys are exclusive to Amazon, up for pre-order now.
The two that have been revealed thus far are…
Funko explains the Build-A-Scene collection, “Comprised of 4 separate figures, each Pop! Deluxe in this series can be displayed on its own or connect into other figures from the set to bring the Byers House and Upside Down together. Assemble the two worlds or mix and match your own unique build-a-scene collectible. Each character figure is fixed in its scene display, allowing you to showcase your scene upside down or right side up.”
Eleven releases later this month, the Demogorgon this coming April.
Original Post: bloody-disgusting.com
Guillermo Del Toro Says Working With Bradley Cooper on ‘Nightmare Alley’ Changed His Life
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And while both of these are highly-acclaimed thespians in their own right, it seems that getting the opportunity to work with the former, in particular, has been a life-changing experience for del Toro. In a recent interview with TheWrap magazine, the director discussed working with the American Sniper star, revealing that he almost saw Cooper as his peer rather than an actor playing a part in his film.
Original Article: wegotthiscovered.com
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