The 13th season of popular TV reality show Bigg Boss is almost here. With quite a large gang of participants, various twists in the game and a lot of surprises, each season usually lasts for a couple of months. Not that fans complain, though. They’re more than delighted to catch all the actions and eagerly await host Salman Khan to appear on a weekly basis. This year, however, the span of the show might be much shorter.
We aren’t saying this. The channel released a promo that has Salman hinting that the participants might reach the grand finale in only four weeks. Does that suggest a much smaller game? Or is it some new, twisted format? We don’t yet know! What’s your guess after watching the video below?
Like other years, this time’s Bigg Boss house is also expected to host a bunch of known faces. Rumours have it that no commoners are welcome to the show this time, since celebrities aren’t often keen to share the screen and compete with commoners.
No names are confirmed yet, but we hear Sidharth Shukla, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Aditya Narayan, Mahika Sharma, Mugdha Godse and Rajpal Yadav are some of the names that might enter the house.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are two of the pillars of the tough guy action films of the ‘80s and ‘90s and the two have shared a (mostly) healthy rivalry over the years. Although the two action icons are both now septuagenarians, that rivalry appears to be alive and well. With the release of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood, Sly and Arnie are now fake feuding over movie knives. Check it out:
Are we sure it’s movie knives we’re really measuring here? Carrying a big, badass knife is a staple of the Rambo character and Sylvester Stallone signed a Rambo knife for charity. Arnold Schwarzenegger responded to this, congratulating his rival and throwing a little shade his way by doing his best Crocodile Dundee impression and saying “This is not a knife, this is a knife.”
Arnie then pulls out the knife he used in Predator, which looks like it could do some serious damage. The knife is damn near a short sword and easily dwarfs Rambo’s knife. In absolutely hilarious fashion, Arnold Schwarzenegger smugly comments on how the Predator knife is just a little larger than the Rambo one.
Because it’s all a fake feud, Arnie then sincerely congratulates Sly on the release of Rambo: Last Blood and wishes him luck on the film. Passive aggressiveness and backhanded compliments, even cinematic action heroes adhere to social media’s rules of engagement.
It may be a fake feud but this knife-shaming could not go unanswered by Sylvester Stallone, who responded to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s clip in the Instagram caption. Sly first offered gratitude for his friend’s well wishes and then assured the Terminator: Dark Fate star that although Arnold’s knife may be bigger, his knife will always be sharper.
It’s essentially the ‘it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog’ argument. Or, given the size comparisons here, perhaps it’s really the ‘it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion in the ocean’ defense. The Predator knife is bigger and flashier, but the Rambo knife is more deadly.
So it’s size versus sharpness in Arnie and Sly’s movie knife feud, but I suppose the better knife sort of depends on who’s wielding it. Rambo probably has the higher kill count with his knife, but Arnold’s Dutch has fought an extra-terrestrial killing machine, which also counts for a lot.
Ultimately though, I think you can say ‘the Rambo knife’, and everyone knows what you’re talking about and the same doesn’t hold true about the Predator knife. That makes Rambo’s knife at least more iconic, if not better from a coolness and utility standpoint.
You can see Sylvester Stallone Rambo wielding a super sharp knife in Rambo: Last Blood, now playing. Arnold Schwarzenegger trades in a big knife for really big guns in Terminator: Dark Fate, in theaters on November 1. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see what other movies you can look forward to this fall and let us know what knife you prefer in the poll below.
Who wins this battle of the blades? (Which knife is cooler?)
Rather than immediately jump back into the Star Wars universe after delivering The Last Jedi to the masses at the end of 2017, Rian Johnson chose to tackle a whodunnit murder mystery next, which we now know as Knives Out. However, Johnson has admitted that in a way, Knives Out qualifies as a Star Wars crossover because Frank Oz, the voice and puppeteer of Yoda, appears in the black comedy. In Johnson’s words:
Frank Oz was announced to be joining Knives Out back in March, but it was only when Go London’s Charlotte O’Sullivan reminded Rian Johnson of Oz’s presence in the movie more recently that he acknowledged that the mystery movie has some Star Wars crossover… sort of. Johnson and Oz worked previously together on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as Yoda appeared before Luke Skywalker as a Force ghost as Luke was about to burn down the tree containing the sacred Jedi texts.
If we’re classifying crossovers as when an actor from a beloved property pops up in another project, then technically Daniel Craig should be another reason Knives Out functions as a Star Wars crossover since he cameoed in The Force Awakens as a stormtrooper. Granted, that wasn’t the Star Wars movie Rian Johnson wrote and directed, but it should still count!
That said, while Frank Oz is present in Knives Out, don’t expect to see him as a major player in the movie, as he only has a small part. Still, given their time together on this and The Last Jedi, maybe Rian Johnson will find another way to collaborate on another project in the future. As Johnson recently noted, it’s possible he could squeeze in another movie before he diverts his full attention to his Star Wars trilogy.
Who knows, maybe Frank Oz could somehow participate in the next Star Wars movies Rian Johnson is working on. Until now, his participation in the franchise has been limited to voicing and/or puppeteering Yoda, but like the trilogy that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are involved with, Johnson’s Star Wars movies aren’t connected to the Skywalker Saga. So unless they’re set in the past and there’s a chance we could see a young Yoda, this could be an opportunity for Oz to portray another Star Wars character, be it a human or an alien.
As for Knives Out, it held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month and was met with critical acclaim. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Lakeith Stansfield, Katherine Langford and Christopher Plummer, Knives Out follows the investigation into the death of a wealthy crime novelist on his 85th birthday, and all his family members are considered suspects.
The public will need to wait until November 27 to see Knives Out in theaters, but keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more coverage on the movie. Don’t forget to browse through our 2019 release schedule to learn what other movies will arrive before the year is finished.
Some of The Suicide Squad cast united with James Gunn over the weekend. The director posted a picture of himself with a partial list of the actors involved in the project. When asked by a fan over the weekend when production was going to start, Gunn replied by saying that he had already started, though it’s unclear which part of the process the project is in now. Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie is currently taking care of reshoots for the Birds of Prey movie, so she was not with the cast in the new image shared by Gunn.
Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion is shown alongside Ant-Man‘s David Dastmalchian, Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Sean Gunn, Pitch Perfect‘s Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, Mayling Ng, and Jennifer Holland. James Gunn said, “Hanging out with part of The Suicide Squad team this weekend. What a great group of people!” The director is clearly excited to finally get to work on the movie, though it won’t hit theaters until summer 2021. DC fans are also excited to see what Gunn is going to deliver with an expanded cast.
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David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was a critical flop, but it was a monster at the box office. Additionally, it launched Harley Quinn’s profile, thanks to Margot Robbie’s performance in the movie. A sequel was talked about right after the first installment hit theaters in 2016, though it took a little while to materialize. When James Gunn was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2018, DC and Warner Bros. approached him about The Suicide Squad. After he agreed to come on board, he was rehired by Disney to come back and take on the final Guardians installment.
The full cast of The Suicide Squad includes Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman from the original movie with a ton of newcomers. Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, Idris Elba, Storm Reid, John Cena Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, and Peter Capaldi are also set to star in the upcoming movie. As for who everybody is playing, that is very much a mystery at this time, which has been amplified since James Gunn said most of the reporting on the subject has been inaccurate, even calling out major news outlets.
The Suicide Squad is gearing up to hit theaters on August 6th, 2021. James Gunn took nearly a year off of social media after Disney let him go, so fans are happy to see him back sharing updates after the lengthy break. Gunn does a good job of interacting with fans on social media from dealing with rumors to fan theories and the long-running Guardians of the Galaxy Easter Egg hunt. Most importantly, he is there to set the record straight, which everybody appreciates. You can check out James Gunn’s Instagram image of The Suicide Squad cast.