For many, Danny DeVito’s take on Batman villain the Penguin still stands as the definitive version of the manipulative, power-hungry bird-man, and the actor himself is pretty much one of those people. However, DeVito isn’t simply being egotistical about this. He just likes the theatrics of Tim Burton over the gritty real world created in The Batman, which features Colin Farrell in the role DeVito first brought to the big screen in 1992’s Batman Returns. Furthermore, DeVito has plenty of good to say about Farrell’s portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot from someone who knows what it is like to undergo many hours in the makeup chair.
Danny DeVito is soon to appear in HBO movie The Survivor, and the iconic actor was asked whether he has seen the latest Batman movie, which he said he had. Of course, that could only lead to a question of what he thought of the movie, and more importantly, the performance of Colin Farrell as Penguin. DeVito said:
Despite that, DeVito did admit that when it comes to the two versions of the Penguin and the Batman franchises, he will always go for something a bit more fantastical and gothic.
After the initial drama of Robert Pattinson being announced as Batman’s new face and voice died down, the first footage from The Batman gave people an idea that this version of the Dark Knight was going to be darker than most. When the film arrived, it turned out to be one of the least fantastical versions of the character ever put on screen.
Matt Reeves took Batman back to his early days, a masked crime fighter who uses his brains, logic and fists in equal measure and doesn’t rely on a wave of flashy and gimmicky gadgets to go his work. He even has a stripped-back Batmobile that looks like the runner-up in a destruction derby but certainly makes an impression.
For this reason, The Batman wasn’t for everyone. Some walked out halfway through the movie, unable to handle what is essentially a gritty crime drama that happens to be set in Gotham City and features Batman as one of the detectives on the case. Those expecting to see Batman swooping over the city, taking on enigmatic and zany comic book villains were left disappointed, but to everyone else, it was close to the best Batman put on screen to date and almost could make everyone forgive Warner Bros for ever putting out Batman & Robin … almost. With much more planned for this version of Batman, and for Colin Farrell’s Penguin, it is just as well that the majority were on board with the performances.
The Supe With The Coolest Name In The Boys According To Fans
Fans of “The Boys” indeed put their opinions on the coolest Supe name to a vote in a recent poll on Reddit. Approximately 1,500 fans took part in the online proceedings, and in the end, 636 of them cast their vote for the eventual winner, the masked, nonvocal member of the Seven known only as Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell). The second-place vote-getter was Love Sausage (Andrew Jackson), who netted 523 votes, and the viler-than-vile Stormfront (Aya Cash) placed third with 333.
Though the actual vote skewed in favor of Black Noir as having the coolest Supe name on “The Boys,” you’d never know it by the comments section. In fact, most of the comments support the runner-up, Love Sausage, despite the fact that the character has appeared in only one episode. That appearance was something else, however, with Love Sausage and his, ahem, powerful member making a rather infamous debut late in the series’ second season.
That didn’t stop fans like u/MV_Knight from adoring the character’s cheeky name, with the user stating bluntly, “If you didn’t vote for love sausage you are wrong.” Redditor u/GaryKing1413 was one of many fans who agreed, justifying, “I gave my vote to Love Sausage. Stormfront is a term used by weather reporters in the news and Black Noir is Black Black. I do think both names are cool but how often do you hear Love Sausage?”
Father of the Bride Reboot: Why Andy Garcia Will Be the Perfect Uptight Dad
Some stories remain truly timeless. Father of the Bride is one of those stories. After being published as a novel in 1949 by author Edward Streeter, the book was quickly adapted into a movie the very next year by Vincente Minnelli. It starred Spencer Tracy as the father, an old-fashioned man fretting over his daughter’s marriage to a modern man.
Over 40 years later, in 1991, the movie was remade once again. The 199 film Father of the Bride by Charles Shyer is extremely well-known. It stars Steve Martin as the father who obsessed over every tiny aspect of his daughter’s wedding while being handed a bill he couldn’t afford to pay. Now, after over 30 years, we will see Father of the Bride hit the screens once again. This time, it’s Andy Garcia’s turn to play the obsessive father.
Our first thought would be that this HBO/Warner Bros. adaptation looks extremely familiar. However, with the trailer dropping on YouTube, the movie is surprisingly different from the 1991 version of the film. It does feel that the storyline has been reimagined quite a bit and made to fit this day and age.
For starters, most of the cast members belong to the Latinx community. Starting with Andy Garcia, who plays the titular father, his daughter, played by Good Omens fame Adria Arjona, and the embattled wife is played by the legendary Gloria Estefan. This time, we see from the trailer that Garcia’s character’s marriage is in shambles, and the duo is conspiring to hide their upcoming divorce from their daughter to ensure that her wedding goes by smoothly.
Even if you aren’t a big fan of the rom-com genre, Andy Garcia’s portrayal as the father may just win you over anyway from the trailer itself. Garcia does an excellent job with his comedic timing, along with his more serious elements. He combined the two for this role beautifully. His sardonic sense of humor and delivery is sure to be a hit with audiences.
As for Garcia and Estefan, even though their characters can’t stand each other in the movie, the duo didn’t have to fake being in a long-term relationship. In fact, they have been good friends for over three decades. In an EW interview, Garcia, who has worked with Estefan previously in For Love or Country, says,
One of the biggest differences in this film is the representation of minorities. It really looks like they want to honor the idea of a Mexican and Cuban family becoming one. This is a pleasant change from the previous two versions of the movie. The first Father of the Bride centered around a white East Coast family of 1950, and the 1991 version was around a wealthy white Californian family.
In the interview with EW, Andy Garcia said:
In the same interview, Gloria Estefan says:
In addition to the main cast, Father of the Bride will also feature several up-and-coming Hispanic actors like Macarena Achaga, Ana Fabrega, Diego Boneta, and Isabela Merced. Chloe Fineman of SNL fame will also be part of the cast, taking on the role of the “ostentatious wedding planner.”
Something we did notice in the trailer is the overt class commentary going on. We see that the fiance’s family is unbelievably wealthy. We are talking ten Rolls-Royce owning, with multiple private airplanes, and a swanky yacht level kind of rich. There seems to be a big market for rom-com with super-wealthy characters. A great example of this would be Crazy Rich Asians.
Father of the Bride is set to drop on HBO Max on June 16, 2022.