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People Are Saying IT Chapter Two Has The Best Cameo Of 2019

Warning: Contains Spoilers With just four months to go until 2019 is merely a blip in our memory, it’s taken until now to witness the best cameo of the year – and trust me, it was well worth the wait. IT Chapter Two has only been in cinemas for two days, but horror fans across

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With just four months to go until 2019 is merely a blip in our memory, it’s taken until now to witness the best cameo of the year – and trust me, it was well worth the wait.

IT Chapter Two has only been in cinemas for two days, but horror fans across the globe are already in agreement that one particular cameo made the film what it is.

Just in case you haven’t yet seen the highly anticipated film, this is your five second warning that this article contains major spoilers and anything you read from this point on is completely your responsibility.

The second chapter is set in 2016, 27 years after the events of the first film, and will see the return of Bill Skarsgård as the horrifying clown Pennywise.

The official synopsis for the sequel reads:

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, ‘IT CHAPTER TWO’ brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

IT Chapter Two stars a wide range of acclaimed actors, including but not exclusive to: James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough; Jessica Chastain as Beverly; and Bill Hader as Richie. So you’d think it would be next to impossible to improve on its star-studded cast.

That is, until you take into account the incredible cameo I mentioned earlier – that being the one and only Stephen King, the King of Horror and the author of the novel upon which both the movie and its 2017 predecessor is based.

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Although this isn’t the first time King has appeared in film adaptations of his work – having previously secured cameos in Pet Sematary, Thinner, and Under the Dome – it is the first time the writer has been given the opportunity to play more than a fleeting role.

As per Screen Rant, King makes his appearance when a grown up Bill (James McAvoy) visits Derry’s local pawn shop after noticing his old bike, Silver, in the window. When he enters the pawn shop, who should we see but the shop’s owner – the one and only Stephen King?

Rather than simply sell Bill his bike back and move on (because where would be the fun in that), it’s at this point the film – and King’s character – pokes a bit of fun at the horror writer.

Because it’s a well-known fact that fans of King have felt let down by some of his endings in the past, and Bill is also a writer in the film, this particular segment in Chapter Two makes reference to this in the most satisfying way.

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Following on from the film’s running joke that while Bill is a very successful writer, he can’t write a good ending to save his life, King’s pawn shop owner declines Bill’s offer to sign one of his novels in the store, saying he didn’t like the ending.

He then charges a whopping $300 for the old bike on the grounds that Bill is rich enough to afford it, a price McAvoy’s character ultimately pays because Silver was ‘fast enough to beat the devil’.

Something I’m sure he’ll need in order to escape the evil clutches of Pennywise the clown.

IT Chapter Two is now available to watch in cinemas.

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Robin William’s Grandson Is Learning All About Him Through Aladdin

Robin William’s grandson is learning all about his grandfather, the legendary actor and comedian, through Disney’s Aladdin. The late actor’s eldest son, 37-year-old Zak Williams, has decided to keep his father’s memory alive in a unique way with his one-year-old son, McLaurin Clement, who goes by the name Mickey. Young Mickey never got to meet

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Robin William’s grandson is learning all about his grandfather, the legendary actor and comedian, through Disney’s Aladdin.

The late actor’s eldest son, 37-year-old Zak Williams, has decided to keep his father’s memory alive in a unique way with his one-year-old son, McLaurin Clement, who goes by the name Mickey.

Young Mickey never got to meet his grandfather, who took his own life on August 11, 2014, at the age of 63 at his home in California. The actor had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, with an autopsy later revealing Williams had been suffering with diffuse Lewy body dementia.

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In a new interview, Zak – who is on the Advisory Board of a new mental health program, Inseparable – told PEOPLE his son is slowly getting introduced to the entertainer through his old films.

Zak explained how he and Mickey’s mother, Olivia June, have ‘certainly considered’ how they want to introduce his dad into the young boy’s life. ‘Certainly through his movies and the cartoons that he participated in is a great way,’ he said.

Zak went on to say how Mickey ‘points at’ a cel they have in his room of his dad that has the genie from Aladdin on it. A cel is a transparent sheet of celluloid that can be drawn on and used in the production of cartoons.

aladdin genieDisney

The couple also has other cels from Robin’s films in Mickey’s room, so the young boy can interact with them and learn about his granddad as he grows up.

Zak explained:

He’s got a collection of photos and animation cels throughout our home that he sees on a daily basis. I think it’s being mindful and introducing the elements and stories about him slowly.

We hope that we can celebrate the positive elements and his works and films in a way that there can be appreciation and acknowledgement of him both as an entertainer, but also as a family man, and parent and grandfather to my son.

So, the key thing would be for us to introduce it slowly and meaningfully. Taking an opportunity to share stories and his values in a way that we hope can be appreciated and embodied.

Zak went on to say that becoming a father – which he did in May last year – ‘completely changes [you]’, adding: ‘[It gives you] perspective on what it takes to actually show up for another person.’

‘To be a present and engaged parent requires focus and commitment to time and an effort that… it’s a lot,’ he explained. ‘But the rewards are unlike anything I’ve experienced before.’

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The proud dad added: ;What was new to me was the amount of effort required to show up for a little human. It’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve experienced to date.’

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Officially Announced

Gotta juice! After the success of the first film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has officially been announced.  Starring Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Schwartz as the titular speedster, the action-adventure blockbuster defied the odds of video game adaptations – and its own rocky production, with an initially horrifying Sonic character

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Gotta juice! After the success of the first film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has officially been announced. 

Starring Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik and Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Schwartz as the titular speedster, the action-adventure blockbuster defied the odds of video game adaptations – and its own rocky production, with an initially horrifying Sonic character design – to become a hit.

With a budget around the region of $90 million, it grossed more than $306 million worldwide – upon release, it landed the best opening weekend of any movie based on a video game.

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As per Variety, Paramount Pictures and SEGA Sammy have green-lit development on the sequel, with Jeff Fowler returning to direct and Pat Casey and Josh Miller penning the script. The original cast, including Carrey, Schwartz and James Marsden, are also expected to return.

The first film follows the misadventures of Sonic and his newfound human pal Tom (Marsden), on the run from Dr. Robotnik, who wants to use the blue blur’s powers for global domination.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOGParamount Pictures

As well as doing solid box office numbers, it released early on home entertainment – one of several amid the current outbreak, such as Birds of Prey, The Invisible Man and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – to much success.

Currently, it has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with New York Post‘s Johnny Oleksinski writing: ‘If the title makes you wince, know the movie is a lot better than it deserves to be. You’ll actually care about what happens to the prickly blue dude, even if you never cared about getting to zone seven.’

Jim Carrey Sonic the HedgehogParamount Pictures

A common area of praise was Carrey’s performance, his first straight-up deranged, comedic turn in quite some time. FilmWeek‘s Amy Nicholson said: ‘I was just thrilled to be reminded of everything Jim Carrey can do when he lets himself riff.’

There’s currently no release date for the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel, as it’s in the very early stages of development. 

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John Boyega Tells Racist Fans To F*ck Off Over George Floyd Comments

John Boyega has delivered an impassioned and compelling message against racism on social media, telling any of his racist fans to ‘f*ck off’. It comes after the actor spoke out against the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on Monday, May 25, whereby a white policeman knelt on the unarmed man’s neck while

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John Boyega has delivered an impassioned and compelling message against racism on social media, telling any of his racist fans to ‘f*ck off’.

It comes after the actor spoke out against the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on Monday, May 25, whereby a white policeman knelt on the unarmed man’s neck while they were arresting him until he lost consciousness. Floyd, an African American, had repeatedly told the arresting officer he couldn’t breathe, and later died.

After initially receiving backlash for posting a tweet that read, ‘I really f*cking hate racists’ – with many criticising him for swearing on a platform on which children follow him – Boyega rightly continued to address the subject both on Twitter and elsewhere.

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Boyega’s tweets also attracted criticism that he wasn’t addressing ‘other forms of racism’, with the actor replying to somebody who wrote that ‘racism can come from anyone’ with: ‘I don’t care. That’s not what I’m talking about.’

He went on to explain his thoughts on Instagram Live, telling his followers it’s ‘very, very important’ to ‘ignore people that come through and try to make these situations what they’re not’.

The actor continued to say there is ‘no way’ he has the opinion that there’s no other forms of racism, adding: ‘Of course there’s other forms of racism. But a black man was just murdered in cold blood in the street Stateside again, while saying he can’t breathe.’

He said:

There’s a continuous cycle going on. Although I don’t live in the States, I’m black. F*ck that. So I’ll say it again. F*ck you racist white people. I said what I said. And if you don’t f*cking like it, go suck a d*ck.

george floyd killed by policeDarnella Frazier/Facebook

Boyega then said he would block anyone who posted racist responses to his posts, stating: ‘Make sure if you’re commenting on my pictures or videos and you’re saying anything about no black people, you’re saying any racist sh*t, that’s straight up blocked. Fine, ready. I don’t need you on my page.’

‘And if you’re a fan of me and you support my work and you’re racist and you’re arguing with what I was saying,’ he continued. ‘F*ck off, you f*cking d*ckheads… That’s how it’s going to go.’

He added:

When I say it, I mean it, and you lot can’t rattle me. I’m not the guy to be rattled. I wasn’t raised by no weak people, you understand? I ain’t a guy to be rattled.

Boyega has received widespread support for his comments, with many referring to him as a ‘king’ and others praising him for summing up exactly how they feel about the tragic situation.

Footage taken on Monday, May 25, showed a defenceless Floyd lying face-down on the ground during an arrest for an alleged forgery, an officer’s knee pressed forcefully into his neck. Floyd could be heard shouting, ‘I cannot breathe’ and ‘Don’t kill me’ as onlookers begged the officer to stop.

Floyd then became motionless, eyes closed and face still pressed violently to the ground, with witnesses pleading with police to check his pulse. They didn’t, and in fact didn’t move until medics arrived at the scene to carry him to an ambulance. He was later pronounced dead.

Police officer kneeling on man's neck during arrestDarnella Frazier/Facebook

All four officers involved in Floyd’s death – Derek Chauvin, the man who knelt on Floyd’s neck, and three others – have since been fired and an investigation opened by the FBI, but none have been arrested.

Clearly, this isn’t enough, with hundreds protesting on the streets of Minneapolis to get justice for the innocent man, and his family demanding those responsible be charged with murder.

Rest in peace George.

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