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Netflix’s The Old Guard 2 Is Now Filming, Here’s How Charlize Theron Celebrated

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Netflix’s The Old Guard 2 Is Now Filming, Here’s How Charlize Theron Celebrated

While Charlize Theron has been getting a lot of attention lately for her continued antagonist run as Cipher in the Fast & Furious franchise and her surprise appearance as Clea in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the actress also has quite the foothold over at Netflix. In a few months, we’ll see her playing Lady Lesso in The School for Good and Evil, and Theron also starred as the immortal warrior known as Andy is 2020’s The Old Guard. We’ve known for a while that The Old Guard 2 is on the way, and Theron went on social media to share a peek at her in the midst of filming the sequel.

The Old Guard 2 didn’t hit end up hitting the target principal photography date that Charlize Theron teased back in June 2021, but now cameras are rolling. The actress commemorated the kickoff to this portion of the creative process with the below Instagram post:

Charlize Theron is seated in the first photo next to returning costars Kiki Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luca Martinelli and Marwan Kenzari, and in the next photo, they’re joined by newcomer Henry Golding and director Victoria Mahoney, the latter of whom declared last week that The Old Guard 2 had officially begun filming. While some creative talent decide to go with a classic picture of a clapboard to commemorate the start of filming (as was done at the start of this month with Furiosa), Theron went with a more personal touch. Fans of the first Old Guard movie are undoubtedly pleased to see Theron back with these familiar faces and a few new ones.

Shortly after The Old Guard premiered to Netflix subscribers in July of 2020, chatter about potentially making a sequel started making the rounds, but it wasn’t until January of the following year that it was reported that The Old Guard 2 was moving forward. Then in August 2021, it was announced that Victoria Mahoney would take over directorial duties from Gina Prince-Bythewood, who helmed the first movie and is still attached to the sequel as a producer. 

Along with the aforementioned actors, The Old Guard 2 will also feature the return of Matthias Schoenaerts and Vân Veronica Ngô as Booker and Quynh, respectively. Additionally, Uma Thurman will be along for The Old Guard 2 ride, although it hasn’t been revealed yet who she and Henry Golding are playing. You can read our breakdown of The Old Guard’s ending to learn/remember where we left off with its starring characters, but in addition to the movie receiving a lot of positive reception from critics, it was also a massive viewing success for Netflix, with reportedly 78 million households checking it out within its first four weeks of availability.

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CinemaBlend will continue passing along updates on The Old Guard 2’s progress, as well as when it will be added to the catalog of Netflix movies. For now, plan what cinematic entertainment to watch on the platform in the near future with our 2022 Netflix movie schedule.

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The Boys: 7 Major Things We Need To Talk About After The Herogasm Episode

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The latest episode of The Boys Season 3, “Herogasm,” has come – literally. 

Alright, dirty joke aside, “Herogasm” was certainly an episode that was filled to the brim with crazy moments. We all knew that The Boys Season 3 was going to be intense with the introduction of Soldier Boy and that Season 2 ending, but did we think it was going to get this crazy? 

Here are seven things we need to talk about with “Herogasm,” and what I hope is going to be addressed very soon. 

Major Spoilers from The Boys Season 3 up to the “Herogasm” episode ahead! 

So Is A-Train, Like… Dead?

A-Train has certainly taken a bit of a turn as a character in Season 3 of The Boys, considering he can’t really run that far anymore without overworking his heart. But, he decides to break this rule that he has instituted in his life in order to drag Blue Hawk across the pavement, in an effort to exact his revenge for paralyzing A-Train’s brother. 

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While this leaves Blue Hawk looking very dead, with blood and guts everywhere on the ground, it causes A-Train to overwork his heart, and he collapses down on the ground. It’s left very unclear whether A-Train has just passed out or not. But with this show, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was his death and that his own power would be what kills him. 

It would almost be poetic in a way, considering his power has killed so many, including Hughie’s first girlfriend, Robin. And it really was one of the worst things he has done. But I have a feeling we might be seeing more of him. There are still two episodes left to the season. 

How Is Homelander Going To React To Nearly Being Defeated

Homelander is literally one of the worst human beings alive, has had some disgusting moments, including one in the three-episode premiere of Season 3, and one of the most evil supes in The Boys, but what sucks is that he’s freaking powerful as heck. 

However, he was almost beaten in “Herogasm” with the combined powers of Hughie, Soldier Boy, and Butcher, before he was able gather enough strength to break free. Homelander is already very mentally unstable, as we have seen on many occasions, but the idea of him nearly getting destroyed, that Soldier Boy almost took away his powers – that is very likely going to mess with his psyche even more. 

What Are Hughie, Butch, And Soldier Boy Going To Do Now? 

Now that Homelander flew off to God knows where at the end of “Herogasm,” that leaves a very tired Butcher, Hughie and Soldier Boy. It looked like their plan to destroy the legendary superhero would work well… until it didn’t. 

This bears the question – what are they going to do now? Surely, Homelander is most likely not going to go where they would expect him to, so what is he going to do? What are they going to do in order to kill him? 

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A big thing too is that the only reason Hughie and Butcher stood a chance against Homelander was that they were taking a temporary dose of Compound V. Does that mean they’re going to continue to keep taking it until they can somehow take out Homelander? That sounds dangerous as heck. 

Antony Starr said we were going to “gorge-feed” on this season and at this point in Season 3, he’s not wrong. 

Starlight Just QUIT

Definitely one of the biggest moments of “Herogasm” on The Boys is when Starlight dropped this bomb at the very end of the episode – that she quit the Seven. She exposed Vought and many of their wrongdoings before saying that she was done, quitting just like that and turning off her Instagram live a second later.

To be honest, her quitting is a huge deal. Starlight, at this point in the series, has built up such a large fanbase that she’s literally called “America’s Sweetheart,” and with that, she’ll most likely get a lot of people behind her to protest Vought, which could cause a lot of trouble down the line, not just for her but for the public as well. Talk about a mic-drop ending. 

What’s Next For Kimiko And Frenchie?

Let’s be honest – these two are literally some of the purest souls in this whole series. I mean, Kimiko has her violent side but I do love her and Frenchie. Now that they were able to escape Nina, the two of them seem completely lost as to what to do next. 

This whole season has been very separate for the actual team of The Boys, where Hughie and Butcher have gone on this suicide mission to kill Homelander with Soldier Boy, and MM is trying to stop Butcher – and kill Soldier Boy. Frenchie and Kimiko are just sort of there and trying to survive after Kimiko was seriously injured by Soldier Boy. Now, it’s up to them where they’re going to go next – whether that be back to The Boys or somewhere else together.

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Annie And Hughie Are NOT In A Good Place

It’s such a shame that these two are not working out right now because I really do like Hughie and Annie (Starlight) in The Boys. But they are just not in a good place, whatsoever. Hughie is adamant on using Compound V in order to stop Homelander and Annie is so upset about that, saying that she knows it could get Hughie killed. 

But these fights that the couple have had only escalated over the last few episodes and culminated in a naked debacle in the middle of the street after Hughie teleported Annie out of the house before she could get hurt in the fight. It leaves them in a not so great place, and I have a feeling it’s only going to get worse. 

Also Not In A Good Place: MM And Butcher

These two have always had a very complicated relationship in The Boys, even from the first moments that we meet Mother’s Milk, otherwise known as MM, but their strange partnership comes to a climax in Season 3, especially during “Herogasm,” where Butcher blatantly says that MM can’t have his revenge on Soldier Boy, because it conflicts  with his own need to kill Homelander.

It’s like the ultimate betrayal after everything they had been through together, and now, I really don’t think that these two are going to just magically become best friends again after all they have gone through. From the fights they had to the ending, it’s just a mess – and it seems like it’ll be a long time before these two are in a good place again. 

There are only two episodes left of The Boys Season 3 before it comes to an end as part of the 2022 TV schedule, and then we’re going to have to wait for God knows how long for Season 4. But hopefully, some of these questions and cliffhangers will be addressed before this season comes to a close. 

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Chris Pratt’s The Terminal List Has Screened For Critics, And Most Agree It’s Made For A Pretty Specific Kind Of Viewer

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Chris Pratt may be enjoying the box office success of Jurassic World Dominion, but the actor was able to step away from his blockbuster movie career to star in an upcoming Prime Video series. The Terminal LIst features Pratt as former Navy SEAL James Reece, who’s out for revenge after the rest of his platoon was killed in an ambush. If you think it sounds like this series falls in the same vein as Reacher and Jack Ryan, you’re right, and the critics who have screened the series also noted The Terminal List seems to be the latest attempt by Amazon Prime Video to corner the market in a pretty specific genre: Shows For Dads.

How much you enjoy Chris Pratt’s return to the small screen when The Terminal List is released to Amazon Prime subscribers on July 1 may depend on how firmly you fit into that key demographic. The series is based on the 2018 novel by Jack Carr, and along with Pratt, the series features some well-known actors, including Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough and Patrick Schwarzenegger. Let’s take a look at the reviews.

Dave Nemetz of TVLine grades the series a D, saying that while there’s a lot of action, none of it is particularly interesting, and the series seems like little more than “something new for the Amazon algorithm to recommend to your dad” after he’s finished with Prime Video’s other similar offerings. The review says:

The Terminal List‘s plot defies logic, if you stop to think about it for even a minute, but it confidently shoves its way past any such concerns. It’s utterly humorless, too, punctuated by crude bursts of graphic violence. Even those aren’t effective, though: The action is bloody but not exciting, and the story is bewildering but not interesting. In between, we get saccharine family scenes and a paint-by-numbers conspiracy that gets more complicated but not any more compelling.

Valerie Ettenhofer of SlashFilm also doesn’t like the show, but in addition to calling it boring, she says it’s too depressing to be mistaken for the escapism viewers might get from other series featuring revenge and conspiracies. From the review: 

After a solid premiere episode, The Terminal List unfolds in a pattern that soon becomes boring, alternating between Reece’s memories of his life before the SEAL team mission went awry, his current self-imposed quest, and insultingly dumb scenes of other people trying to stop him before eventually deciding he’s in the right. The lackluster writing disappoints, but its weakest link may be its lead. Pratt, who has previously excelled in comedies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Parks and Recreation, is obviously miscast here. Every scene that’s meant to be emotionally resonant falls flat, and at each step of Reece’s life-shattering journey, Pratt presents a stone-faced version of the character that seems utterly unchanged.

Most critics made mention of The Terminal List’s similarities to other Prime Video shows in that genre, but Liam Mathews of TV Guide doesn’t necessarily see this as a bad thing. He rates the Chris Pratt series a 7 out of 10, arguing that it isn’t without its faults, but the good will outweigh the bad for the audience it’s trying to reach, just like Bosch, Reacher and Jack Ryan. He says:

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These shows aren’t chasing Emmys, they just want to entertain with a twisty plot, some thrilling action set pieces, and a mildly complex main character. They’re also three of the service’s most popular and successful shows. Prime Video’s latest series, The Terminal List, fits that dad-friendly bill to a T. By the humble standards of the genre, The Terminal List is a smashing success.

Scott Campbell of We Got This Covered rates it a “Fair” 3 out of 5 stars and agrees it’s strange to see Chris Pratt playing against type in such a dark role, but given the subject matter, his signature quips and one-liners would have been out of place. Rather than comedy, The Terminal List brings the action, he says:

The Terminal List is absolutely loaded with brutal hand-to-hand fights, frenetic shootouts, fast-paced car chases, a myriad of deafening explosions, and a ridiculously high body count. Following on from fellow Prime Video exclusives like Jack Ryan and Reacher, don’t be surprised if this ends up being the hottest show of the summer for dads all around the world.

Another critic who enjoys seeing Chris Pratt not rely solely on being a smartass is Alex Maidy of JoBlo, who rates it an “Average” 6 out of 10. He says the series probably would have been better as a feature film or with a smaller number of episodes, because at its current length, the plot never really grabs your interest. In his words:

With Chris Pratt in the lead and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua helming the first episode, The Terminal List has all the makings of the next great action series. The only problem is that it is woefully dull and never musters enough out of some interesting plot elements to justify its existence. As much as I wanted to love this show, The Terminal List is surprisingly bland despite some brutal on-screen violence and a solid performance from Pratt.

So critics had some pretty harsh opinions about the upcoming Amazon Prime Video series, but fans of other similar action shows seem to be the clear target audience. As always, viewers should feel free to form their own opinions, and if you want to see Chris Pratt in a different role, avenging his platoon, you can check out The Terminal List on Friday, July 1. Also be sure to check out these other best shows on Amazon Prime Video.

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Netflix Top Movies And Shows: What’s Trending On June 29, 2022

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Whenever any new Netflix original movies come out and hit Number One on the Netflix Top 10, they tend remain in that spot until another film (either something else or an older favorite) comes along and makes a huge splash as it enters the ranks for the first time. However, on the Netflix Top 10 Movies in the U.S. for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, we have witnessed a film that recently usurped a previous champion come back to reclaim its supremacy. Let’s take a deeper look at what the top-ranking titles on Netflix (opens in new tab) to see what the surprise winner is today, as well what the Top 10 TV Shows look like, in our following daily. breakdown.

Top 10 Movies On Netflix In The U.S. – June 29, 2022

For the second day in a row, the Netflix Top 10 Movies in the U.S. today bears very little difference to how the list appeared the day before – particularly in the bottom eight spots, I should say – with devastating Stephen King movie The Mist not yet parting from Number Three and sitting above Sylvester Stallone’s Backtrace, international romance Love & Gelato, acclaimed sports drama Hustle, and sci-fi thriller Spiderhead. Fellow King adaptation It is once again in eighth and followed by the animated family adventures Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story – a 2017 doc Sean “Diddy” Combs. However, action-comedy The Man from Toronto was at Number One for days, but has now been overtaken by its successor: Illumination’s hit musical sequel, Sing 2.

  • 1. Sing 2
  • 2. The Man from Toronto
  • 3. The Mist
  • 4. Backtrace
  • 5. Love & Gelato
  • 6. Hustle
  • 7. Spiderhead
  • 8. It
  • 9. Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness
  • 10. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story

Top 10 TV Shows On Netflix In The U.S. – June 29, 2022

The differences between how Netflix’s Top 10 TV Shows in the U.S. appear today and how the list appeared yesterday are also minimal, with Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy still in the lead above Stranger Things, and a strange docuseries hosted by William Shatner called The UnXplained. Competitive reality series Snowflake Mountain also remains in fourth above two coming-of-age CW originals (Legacies and All American) and The Lincoln Lawyer’s case is still in session in the bottom spot. However, Shonda Rhimes’ long, long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy his risen a bit in popularity, as has Nickelodeon’s teen comedy Zoey 101, while Money Heist: Korea – Join Economic Area has fallen from seventh to ninth place.

  • 1. The Umbrella Academy
  • 2. Stranger Things
  • 3. The UnXplained
  • 4. Snowflake Mountain
  • 5. Legacies
  • 6. All American
  • 7. Grey’s Anatomy
  • 8. Zoey 101
  • 9. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
  • 10. The Lincoln Lawyer

It is interesting to see a title that debuted at Number One on the Netflix Top 10 Movies fall to second place and crawl back up to first soon after. However, I suppose we will, very likely, see that exact scenario take place on the Top 10 TV Shows when the second volume of Stranger Things Season 4 premieres this Friday. As of now, I have no other predictions for how audiences will use their Netflix subscriptions tomorrow and the days to follow, but we will be sure to let you know what the true results are asap.

View the Netflix Top 10 lists for Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

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