10012023-LSTC-01.qxd 1/9/2023 11:25 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Look at her After unveiling of Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi’s looks from Farzi, Prime Video has dropped the first look poster of Raashii Khanna. Farzi will mark Raashii’s second digital release. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 10 JANUARY 2023 Rollicking time ahead... Mona C INEMA should offer new images, create new memories...said French filmmaker Celine Sciamma. After long a hiatus, a plethora of big-ticket flicks are awaiting release in 2023. Right from super heroes saving the day to some slick actioners, Hollywood’s calendar is chock-a-block with some interesting outings. ■ The top slot for the most anticipat- From Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer to Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse to John Wick Chapter 4, Hollywood has a long list of big ticket movies for 2023 ed flick rightfully belongs to Christopher Nolan’s next, Oppenheimer. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer, it is a noir drama based on the life of the man who created the most destructive weapon in history – atomic bomb. It has Cillian Murphy in the lead along with Robert Downey Jr, Matt Demon, Emily Blunt, and Rami Malek in. Expected release date is July 21. ■ Expect Spider-Man to take you for a summer jaunt. This computer-animated superhero film is set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. Expected release date is June 2. ■ Year 2023 also sees John Wick Chapter 4. Shot in Berlin, Paris, Osaka and New York City, this action-packed sequel is directed by Chad Stahelski. Keanu Reeves steps into the titular role, the legendary assassin, who is now hunted by the High Table. Expected release date is March 24. ■ Superheroes are going to save the world in 2023 too and the 31st film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. First of the Phase Five of the MCU Glam appearance Nargis Fakhri begins 2023 on a musical note with the release of Pyaase Actress Nargis Fakhri starts 2023 strong with her new music video, titled Pyaase. The actress made headlines in 2022 for her music video Faayah Faayah. She shared the news on her social media with the caption, “Tune in now to get hooked. It was a blast shooting this one with @iambohemia and @preetinderofficial.” Sharing her experience while shooting the video she said, “The experience was fun and a memorable one. I’m so excited to see fans double tapping our efforts on all social media platforms. I was waiting eagerly to share this Pyaase with everyone.” Pyaase is sung by Bohemia and Preetinder. Music is by Rajat Nagpal and lyrics are written by Param. Eminem rejected $8 mn to perform at Qatar World Cup, says 50 Cent MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: DEAD RECKONING to hit screens, it is directed by Peyton Reed. Paul Rudd plays Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly the Wasp. Expected release date February 17. ■ The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, a prequel to The Hunger Games (2012) makes for the fifth instalment in The Hunger Games series. Directed by Francis Lawrence, its lead actors are Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer and Viola Davis. Expected release date is November 17. ■ James Wan takes the director’s seat for DC’s superhero film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom that has Jason Momoa reprise his role as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. Expected release date December 25. ■ The finest example of anti-ageing Tom Cruise is going stronger with each of his MI outing. Ethan Hunt is all set to return with Mission: Impossi- JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 ble – Dead Reckoning Part One that’s directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Reportedly, its part 2 has been shot back-to-back and is scheduled for June 28’2024 release. These two films may mark Ethan Hunt’s last outings. Expected release date July 14. ■ The seventh installment in the Transformers film series—Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is helmed by Steven Caple Jr. It has Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Vélez and Tobe Nwigwe lead the human part to be challenged by mighty Transformers voiced by Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal, Peter Dinklage as Scourge and Bumblebee, an Autobot scout! Expected release date is June 9. ■ Fast X or Fast & Furious 10 had a dramatic start. The sequel to F9 (2021), Fast X was to be helmed by SPIDER VERSE ACROSS THE SPIDER VERSE Justin Lin before he stepped down as the director reportedly over creative differences with Vin Diesel. Louis Leterrier has directed the 10th main installment and the 11th full-length film in the Fast & Furious franchise. It has Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster and Charlize Theron. Expected release date is May 19. ■ The list has other titles to look forward to. There are much awaited sequels—Dune: Part Two, Creed III, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Indiana Jones, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Dial of Destiny, The Flash and The Marvels! It’s not just action and fantasy ruling the Hollywood’s 2023, there is Margot Robbie-Ryan Gosling’s upcoming romantic comedy Barbie; action film The Little Mermaid and computer-animated comedy, The Super Mario Bros. Movie! ‘To the mountains we go’ 50 CENT AND EMINEM Not interested Rapper Eminem turned down an $8 million offer to perform at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to his longtime friend and rapper 50 Cent. He said he and Eminem were offered $9 million for the gig, and he wouldn’t mind taking the $1 million out of it. “Because of the Super Bowl, I got an inquiry about World Cup and they had a budget of $9 million,” Fiddy shared. “I would’ve taken one and the other eight would have been for him.” Fiddy discussed it with Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg. However, the Lose Yourself rapper was not interested. —IANS Finally found someone? Actress Swara Bhasker uploaded a picture about love on her Instagram handle. In the post Swara has her head down and so does the man next to her, not revealing his identity. The actress wrote, “This could be love…” She also added a heart and twinkling stars emoji. Swara also shared the post on her Instagram stories and expressed her feelings. She added the romantic song, I Finally Found Someone. SWARA BHASKER Vijay Deverakonda has struggled really hard to become who he is today. Vijay says that his fans are the reason for his success and he does his bit for them with his yearly initiative Devera Santa. The initiative started five years ago. This year’s #Deverasanta2022 plan is quite bigger and special as he has planned to arrange a trip for 100 fans, which will be completely free. After a lot of polling and deciding, Vijay now finally has a destination—Manali. He shared a video saying “Happy New Year, my love. This is a The actor starts shooting for Raj and DK’s Citadel India Vijay Deverakonda to send 100 fans to Manali as his New Year gift initiative ‘DeveraSanta Update’. I had told you that I am going to send 100 of you on an all-expenses paid trip on me. I asked you guys where you want to go and everyone chose the mountains, so to the mountains we go. I am sending 100 of you on a five-day trip to Manali. You are going to see the snowcapped mountains. You are going to see temples, monasteries, and we have a lot of activities planned! If you are 18+, and you have been following me, just fill out the attached ‘Devera Santa Google document form and we are going to pick 100 of you”. On the work front, Vijay will be seen in Khushi and Jana Gana Mana. It’s action time for Varun Russo Brothers’ big project Citadel will be made in English as well as Hindi. The Hindi version is helmed by none other than Family Man directors Raj and DK. After months of speculation, Varun Dhawan finally made things Insta-official. He dropped a post in collaboration with Russo Brothers, who welcomed him to the team and also shared his first look from the series. On Sunday, he kickstarted the new series. The Bhediya actor took to his Insta stories to share a picture from his day in which he is seen in a rehearsal hall with mirrors all around. In the picture, director Raj Nidimoru of the director duo Raj and DK is also spotted. Citadel is a spy VARUN DHAWAN WITH RAJ NIDIMORU universe that Russo Brothers wish to create and in the American installment of the Citadel, Priyanka Chopra c m y b Jonas and Richard Madden are in the lead. Varun will be supported by Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Mudslinging continues Prince Harry on Monday pulled back no punches as he launched another attack on Britain’s Queen Consort Camilla, branding her ‘dangerous’ and a ‘villain’, as he continued promoting his explosive memoir, Spare, which is scheduled to hit the stores on Tuesday. Speaking with CBS News’ 60 Minutes host Anderson Cooper, the Duke of Sussex took aim at Camilla after he was questioned about the damaging allegations he made about her in the book’s pages. Referring back to a 1995 interview in which his mother, Princess Diana, famously referred to Camilla as the ‘third person in her marriage’, Harry says that this admission turned the nowQueen Consort into a ‘villain’, adding, “She needed to rehabilitate her image.” According to Harry — who also reveals that he and Prince William ‘begged’ their father not to marry Camilla — this desire to transform her public image made her ‘dangerous’. The Duke accuses his stepmother of ‘trading information’ with the press in an attempt to get positive stories written about herself, before sensationally suggesting that her ‘connections’ with the media would end up with ‘people or bodies left in the street’. He said what he saw as Camilla's desire to 'be on the front page (and) have positive stories written about (her)" came from his family's belief that positive media coverage would 'improve your reputation —IANS Harry says Camilla is ‘dangerous’, calls her a ‘villain’ in TV interview
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