Henry Cavill Shaves His Mustache

It is a momentous occasion in film history today, as Henry Cavill has finally shaved his infamous mustache.

The actor posted a picture of himself, newly-shaven and staring in his mirror, on his Instagram account with the comment #ShavedButNotForgotten. He also referred to it as “King Stache” and says that he hardly recognizes his face without it.

This might have been minor news if the production of two films had not made the facial hair so notable. He grew the mustache for his role as August Walker in Mission: Impossible—Fallout and was contractually obligated not to shave it until filming was complete. This led to a problem when he was called to do reshoots for Justice League, where he played a clean-shaven Clark Kent/Superman. As such, the reshoots used CGI to remove his mustache in post, leading to a mouth that plunged directly into the Uncanny Valley.

The CGI lip was only notable for looking really weird, however; it also provided an easy way to track which scenes from the film were reshoots (done by replacement director Joss Whedon) and which were from the original filming (done by the first director, Zack Snyder). As such it revealed that very extensive alterations had been made in the middle of production, including almost every scene that included Superman. This has led to some controversy and helps demonstrate how disorganized the DC Extended Universe has been up until this point.

But the franchise will continue, with Aquaman coming out this December and Shazam and Wonder Woman following it next year, in April and November, respectively. There are rumors that the now-stache-less Cavill may reprise his role as Superman for Shazam, but beyond that his fate in the franchise is unknown; a Man of Steel 2 has been discussed but there are not firm plans for the sequel as of yet.

Cumberbatch Unsure About “Doctor Strange 2”

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Stephen Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, says that he is not sure when Doctor Strange 2 will begin production.

Coming out in October 2016, Doctor Strange told the story of a physician who, having lost the dexterity to perform surgery after an accident, instead travels to Tibet and learns magic, becoming the world’s new Sorcerer Supreme. Since then he has appeared in last year’s Thor: Ragnarok, with plans for him to join the MCU’s many other heroes in Avengers: Infinity War next month.

His solo film was successful, though, so a sequel is surely in the works. Still, when asked about it, Cumberbatch plead ignorance of the timetable.

“Not at the moment, no. The masterplan is continually in flux, so it would be out of order for me to speculate.”

This is an interesting comment, because to most observers, the MCU is decidedly not in flux—the franchise is known to be carefully controlled from the top down, with plans made out years in advance. There have been occasional alterations—Spider-Man: Homecoming pushed back some other Phase 3 films, for example—but even that was a sort of “Plan A” replacing “Plan B.” It is certainly more organized than its chief rival, the DC Extended Universe, which has a new rumored slate every week or two.

Of course, it may be that for those working at the company, things do seem to always be in flux—they’re there as the decisions are being made, while the public only hears about them once they have been pretty firmly decided.

In any event, the MCU may well be in for an upset soon—last December’s Fox deal gave Disney the rights to many other Marvel properties, such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Perhaps they will be hanging out with Doctor Strange soon.

Snyder Says Crosses Hinted at “Justice League 2” Plot

On his Vero account, Zack Snyder commented on some visual symbolism that a fan caught in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, claiming that it would foreshadow something in the unmade second Justice League film.

A fan posted a screenshot of Wonder Woman and Batman standing over Superman’s body in the remains of a wrecked building. “Never noticed before. 3 crosses,” he said, alluding to the shapes formed by various metal beams around them.

“That’s a reference to justice league 2,” Snyder wrote in response, and then, when someone called this a “huge bomb,” he added “#untilitwasnt.”

Snyder directed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which, along with Man of Steel and Justice League, built the spine of the DC Extended Universe. Unfortunately, his deconstructive films proved divisive, leading to a series of attempted course-corrections for the franchise.

While Snyder still began production of Justice League, which was originally supposed to be a two-parter, but left halfway through, being replaced by Joss Whedon. The two directors’ styles clashed and the movie proved underwhelming overall; since then, Snyder has offered hints on what his original plans were.

It is unclear how exactly three random crosses could have foreshadowed plot points in a hypothetical Justice League Part 2, except perhaps as symbiolism—would three characters have wound up dead If so, would it have been Batman and Wonder Woman themselves? Whoever it was, would they have stayed dead? (The “Knightmare” foreshadowed resurrected, evil Superman as the film’s villain.)

More obvious is the Christian symbolism: Snyder doubled down on the “Superman as Jesus” motif that began with Superman: The Movie, and the religious figure, of course, was crucified along with two other people. Likewise, this film had the hero both celebrated as a savior and yet hated by the masses before laying down his life.

What Do We Know About “Shazam” So Far?

We keep getting news about Shazam, the upcoming DC Extended Universe film set to premiere in April 2019. If you haven’t been paying attention so far, here’s a quick rundown of what we know about the project.

The movie is centered around Billy Batson, a teenage boy played by Asher Angel (who plays Jonah Beck in Disney Channel’s Andi Mack). An orphaned foster child, he meets a wizard (Ron Cephas of This is Us) and is given the power to turn into an adult superhero by saying the magic word “Shazam!” As a hero, he is played by Zachary Levi, who played the title character of Chuck, Flynn Rider in Tangled and Fandral in the Thor movies.

Opposed to our hero is Doctor Sivana (Mark Strong), who has managed to get magical powers and comes back from the dead with them. He will be aided by his daughter Beautia and his son Magnificus, neither of whom have been cast yet. According to their official descriptions, Beautia at least seems like she will turn good by the end of the film; Magnificus does in the comics, but may not here. In contrast to early reports, Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villainous Black Adam.

Also despite some rumors to the contrary, the movie will be part of the DCEU. It is being directed by David F. Sandberg, who up until now has only done horror movies such as Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation. He says that the movie will have a lot of situational comedy, but not be “jokey.”

Also appearing will be Jack Dylan Grazer as Billy’s best friend Freddy Freeman and Grace Fulton as Mary, who in the comics is Billy’s twin sister; here she and Freddy may be foster siblings, as will be characters played by Ian Chen, Jovan Armand and Faithe Herman.

Lawrence Bender – Biography and Achievements

Over the past few decades, Hollywood has seen many great film producers like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Michael Bay. However, the one movie producer that stands out from the rest would have to be New York native, Lawrence Bender.

Lawrence Bender was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York in the 1960s to a Jewish family. While in high school, Lawrence Bender wanted to go into the field of civil engineering. Civil engineering interested him because there were great jobs in the field and it’s what his grandfather did for a living. Because of this, Bender attended the University of Maine after graduating from high school to pursue a degree in civil engineering. In 1979, Bender obtained his degree.

After graduating from college, Lawrence Bender took interest in dancing. It was his dream to become a professional dancer. Unfortunately, an injury permanently sidelined him from the thing he loved most. Fortunately, he found love again when he began making films.

Bender has been nominated for many film awards and has even won multiple of them. Some of the most notable works by Bender would have to be Pulp Fiction, An Inconvenient Truth, and Good Will Hunting. Good Will hunting would have to be my favorite movie out of all of his films. In the movie, Will Hunting is working as a janitor at MIT. Unfortunately, Will has had a troubled past. He grew up as an orphan and was abused for years. While on the job one night, Will solved a very difficult problem in the hallway that he was cleaning.

The professor and the university took notice of this accomplishment. As the movie progresses, the professor becomes a mentor to Will. They discuss philosophy and life a lot of the time. Will is also presented with a challenge when Skylar, his girlfriend, can’t seem to understand Will’s past. This is mainly due to the fact that Will won’t tell it to her. In the end, they end up breaking up and reuniting when Skylar moves to Stanford. In the end, it is a very great film by Lawrence Bender



Stream Energy Charity Work

Stream Energy has been featured on patch.com for their excellent philanthropy efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane devastated homes and ravaged neighborhoods, but Stream Cares (the philanthropic branch of Stream) began the relief effort immediately. The move eased the burden on their customers and on emergency responders. Corporate philanthropy is a tenet which is branded into the company’s core beliefs. In the state of Texas, this company has been one of the largest providers of philanthropy and social help for the past 12 years. The company utilizes their many resources to give back to the community in more ways than just by donating money. They know that being generous with their community is an important part of corporate ongoings.

Many corporations are catching on to the new way of doing business by giving back to their communities. Stream Energy has been leading the pack of these new corporations by forming their philanthropy and charity branch. They have engaged in multiple acts of charity since the hurricane that devastated Dallas. They have built and fostered long-term relationships with Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross, and other charitable foundations. They believe in the ability of a community to change the world and recognize the importance of having an impact. Stream Energy is a perfect example of a philanthropic corporation.

Stream Energy has built their corporation on the sales model of providing energy to their customer base. They sell energy to residential customers and corporate customers alike. They also sell mobile phone plans and other services. The individual representatives who sell Stream Energy products often find themselves successful business owners. They are the premium example of what it means to be charitable and philanthropic entrepreneurs. Homelessness is a major philanthropic cause that Stream Energy fights. They have founded their Hope foundation in an effort to combat the issue of homelessness in Dallas. They are highly aware of the social impact that homelessness has and they are dedicated to helping those individuals who are in difficult positions. Hope is popular in the Dallas region and they have been able to assist more than 1,000 homeless people since they were created.


The Young Cast of “Stranger Things” Earns Big Pay Raise

The young men of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” have much to rejoice about. The young actors may be earning far more than adults actors do. With season three, the actors receive a pay increase to about $250,000 per episode. Originally, the young men received $30,000 per episodes while adults earned $100,000. With the show becoming a massive hit, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp all stand to massively cash in with the third season. They deserve the raise. Honestly, the actors might still be considered underpaid. Without them, “Stranger Things” really cannot go forward.

The “low pay” for the first season shouldn’t be looked at as Netflix not willing to pay the actors. “Stranger Things” was a proverbial question mark in terms of its ability to be a hit. The series likely came with a huge budget and no guarantee the series would translate into increased Netflix streaming subscribers.

As fans and Netflix executives soon found out, “Stranger Things” proved to be a huge success. In fact, the success proved to be far greater than anyone anticipated. “Stranger Things” is more than a hit TV/streaming show. “Stranger Things” has the potential to be the next big hit sci-fi cult show. What that means is “Stranger Things” could continue to make money for Netflix and anyone receiving residuals for decades.

The young actors could find themselves associated with “Stranger Things” for many years. Don’t consider it out of the realm of possibility they could make a significant amount of income on the convention circuit 30 years from now. The convention scene of today shows how sci-fi icons from previous generations do well with autograph signings and more. Why wouldn’t the “Stranger Things” cast be able to do the same in the future? At the present time, however, they won’t be worried about additional income streams. $2.5 million per ten episodes reflects a lucrative contract.

How Was Superman Resurrected in the Snyder Cut?

Months have passed since Justice League first came out, and fans were able to see how much of it was altered after Zack Snyder was replaced by Joss Whedon as director. In particular, it looks as if just about every scene with Superman was changed, as evidenced by Henry Cavill’s weird CGI mouth. This all leads to the question, how was Superman going to be resurrected in Snyder’s version of the story?

In the film, Batman suggests bringing the Man of Steel back to life, and the League uses a Mother Box to do so. According to a clip released by Snyder on social media, it seem as if all of the League go together to dig up his body; in the theatrical version, we only see Cyborg and the Flash, who have a brief conversation about their origin stories (and realizing that they are both “accidents”) as they dig him up.

While the method of resurrection seems to have been the same in Snyder’s version, it was expanded on: here, it was Cyborg (himself having been fused with a Mother Box) that notes the possibility of doing so, as he has been learning more about the MacGuffins’ abilities. Also, Cyborg had another “Knightmare” showing a dystopian future with evil Superman. Cutting this may well have been a good idea, if only to avoid seeming repetitive and making the audience wonder why the League was continuing down such a dangerous path. On the other hand, the fact that the final cut does not even allude to Batman’s dream from Dawn of Justice just makes the sequence seem all the more random.

Beyond that, if looks as if things proceeding much the same: Superman came back crazy (with some minor dialogue changes during the fight) but gets redeemed by Lois. There likely also would have been more scenes of him getting sane and getting his costume, but those were cut for time.

Adam Milstein Talks About The Values Jews Must Pass On To Their Kids

Adam Milstein believes that teaching the younger Jewish generation the history, culture, and tradition of Judaism is of paramount importance. This will help enable the continuation of the Jewish culture and tradition, and it will strengthen the Jewish community. Jews are a minority in every country but Israel. They also face great assimilation threats that threaten to wipe away their culture and tradition forever.

Perhaps the most important reasons to teach the younger generation Jewish values, culture, and tradition is to empower them and make them feel connected to their historic homeland says, Adam Milstein. Jews face growing antisemitism in the United States and Israel. Knowing their history will only make them more resilient in the face of new dangers and hatred.

Adam Milstein recently described the gifts that adult Jews could give to their children for the New Year. He says the gifts involve more than gelt which is money or candy for the holidays. Mr. Milstein says that we must teach our kids the Jewish values that made the Jewish people one of the most successful groups in history despite overwhelming tragedies and discrimination such as the Holocaust and pogroms.

One of the values that Jewish kids must grow up with is pride says, Adam Milstein. There is an incredible amount of antisemitism in the world. When a person has pride in their background, he is better able to resist antisemitism, harassment, and bullying. Pride is a value that is especially important for children, teen and young adults of Jewish background.

Courage is another value that the Jewish people must always have. Discrimination and the threat of mass murder meant that Jews had to be courageous just to survive. Having courage will allow the Jewish people to continue thriving despite the ongoing threats they face from rogue nations such as Iran, neo-Nazis and Islamic terrorists.

Jews have long been stereotyped as being very persistent and even stubborn. The persistence has helped Jews break into the top of the scientific, legal, political, financial and entertainment fields. Jews must be taught to be persistent and not give in to the face of struggle, obstacles or discrimination.


Talk Fusion Launches Video Email; a Move towards Making More Sales in Businesses

First launched in the market in 2007, Talk Fusion is here to assist businesses with staying ahead of the competition and increase sales, profits, and revenues at the same time. The popular tool has become a significant technological advancement that allows corporations to ease their marketing strategies and maintain a formal type of communication with their clients. Currently, this tool is serving more than 1,000 clients across more than 140 countries in different continents. Moreover, it recently launched a new video chat application that should be helpful to business proprietors.


Background on the Features of the Application


Fusion on the Go application has helpful features to facilitate various functions at your convenience. Most importantly, the elements will assist you and your firm to maintain its market niche in the industry. If you are wondering where the app can be found, then Talk Fusion has already solved that equation for most companies. The app can be found on iTunes as well as Play stores on Google. Well, aside from that, the app can be downloaded from iPads, iPhones as well as iPods. All you need is the IOS 7 operating system for functionality. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/company/talk-fusion-corporate


The Efficiency of the App


Currently, Video email is the primary success story for Talk Fusion and its partners. The app allows companies to quickly reach out to their clients in ways that attract other prospective clients. This is in light of how easy a user can send video email messages from their phones to clients while evaluating the performance of the brand at the same time. At the same time, a user can strategically monitor marketing campaigns depending on their current location.


Why is the Video in Email Important?


Personalization is a selling point for many companies. Video email allows you to personalize client’s messages through their email addresses. At the same time, you will be able to customize messages to your vendors and team leaders. That way, you shall have grabbed their attention. Well, we all know that the first point in making sales is arresting a client’s attention. That is the primary value of Video email.


The Overview


Talk Fusion has been supportive of different businesses. The new app will cement this support further. In the words of Bob Reina, the head cheerleader, this company is here to serve its consumers in all the ways possible. So far, a lot has been achieved, and clients have given positive feedback.