Illumination Reacts to Chris Pratt Backlash

Mario throws his hat across a street in New Donk City, in a scene from Super Mario Odyssey.

The best in New Donk City don’t deserve it.
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Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel’s Nocterra is coming to Netflix. the third Trolls film will have a limited theatrical appearance before it comes out on demand next year. Also what’s coming Dexter: new blood. Spoilers away!

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Super Mario Bros.

In conversation with Too fabulousIllumination producer Chris Meledandri said he believes Chris Pratt’s performance as Mario is “phenomenal,” adding that he also “understands” the negative reaction his cast has received.

All I can tell you is that the voice he’s doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal. Yes, I can’t wait for people to hear it.

Well, as an Italian American, I get it. You know, I understand the comments. Charlie Day, who plays Luigi, actually comes of Italian descent. Yes, that is our assent.

Trolls 3

According to Screen Rant, Trolls 3 It will debut exclusively in theaters on November 17, 2023 “for 17 days” before hitting PVOD.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

A linked Hyundai commercial sees Spider-Man hitchhiking with Ned in a Mysterio scarecrow field. In a Hyundai, of course, otherwise this would all be pretty silly.

The darkness of the road

In connection with this, a woman picking up a hitchhiker learns that they are now being chased by monsters in the trailer for The darkness of the road.

A restless grave

Elsewhere, a ritual to bring a man’s wife back from the dead goes awry in the trailer for A restless grave.

Dead Child Detectives

Variety reports that George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri and Kassius Nelson will star in “all three main roles” of the Dead Child Detectives TV series, replacing Sebastian Croft, Ty Tennant and Madalyn Horcher from the third season of Doomed patrol. Additionally, Alexander Calvert will play Thomas The Cat King, while Briana Cuoco will play Jenny, “Crystal Palace’s slightly punk butcher and confidant.” Jenn Lyon will play Esther, “a witch obsessed with youth and immortality” alongside Yuyu Kitamura as Niko, “a boarding school student trying to join the Dead Boy Detectives agency who now lives on top of Jenny’s carnage.” Ruth Connell, however, will reprise her role as Doomed patrol as Night Nurse, “a demon who controls the flow of souls in the afterlife.”


According to Bloody disgusting, a television series based on the comic book series by Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel, Nocterra, is in development on Atomic Monster and Netflix. The series centers on Val Riggs, a “ferryman” who “conveys people and goods across a world shrouded in enduring darkness that turns the living into monstrous creatures called shadows.”


Talking with /Film, Hawkeye Director Rhys Thomas revealed that the series is inspired by movies like Klute, Leon: the professional and Home alone.

Yeah like I took from [Matt] Fraction [and his comic book run.] I really enjoyed the 70’s New York kind of texture it had. A lot of references, something like from the beginning when I started taking pictures and sharing them with my cinematographer, Eric Steelberg, they came from everything. From Klute and remember Thief it was one and Point blank‘But then Léon: the professional it was one of the greats when we started to define textures. Obviously, you could also go back to the French New Wave. So that’s the pretentious answer.

But ultimately, it was really about looking for portraits of New York and portraits of people that had a fundamental quality and that also had a real New York texture. And kind of looking at the way New York is shown in those and a focus on the action as well. I would also say, at the Christmas level, Die hard and Home alone they were that too.

Dexter: new blood

Finally, Dexter investigates the mysterious behavior of Clancy Brown in the trailer for this week’s episode of New blood.

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