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Does ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Does ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
We’re heading back to the game of “Jumanji” this week as Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: The Next Level” is hitting theaters.

The last “Jumanji” movie, “Welcome to the Jungle,” was a surprise huge hit back in 2017 when it opened against the first weekend of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” more than holding its own against that juggernaut as it pulled in $400 million domestic and nearly a billion dollars overall.

So unless the new flick straight up bombs, which is unlikely, it looks like this franchise will be with us for a while. Which begs the question: does “Jumanji: The Next Level” follow in the footsteps of so many franchise movies the past few years by teasing the future of the series with an extra scene during or after the credits? Does this movie have a mid- or post-credits scene?

The answer is yes — there is a bonus scene, which
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The Best Movies About Video Games, Ranked

We’ve got plenty of “video game movies.” Movies, like the much-maligned Super Mario Bros. or objectively-the-best-movie-ever-made Mortal Kombat, that adapt the world and characters of a video game and present a cinematic take on its narrative. What we lack are “movies about video games.” Movies that tackle one of our most important mediums of entertainment as a subject worth reckoning with, rather than more IP to plunder. That might be why Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was such a surprise hit. The 2017 sequel to the beloved Robin Williams-starring ‘90s classic Jumanji
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Longtime Letterman Head Writer Merrill Markoe To Receive WGA West’s Highest TV Writing Honor – The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award

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Longtime Letterman Head Writer Merrill Markoe To Receive WGA West’s Highest TV Writing Honor – The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
Merrill Markoe, the multple-Emmy-winning former head writer of Late Night with David Letterman, will receive the WGA West’s 2020 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.

Named after one of television’s the most influential writers, the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award is the guild’s highest honor for television writing. It is presented to a guild member who has “advanced the literature of television and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer.”

Markoe will receive the award at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on February 1 in Los Angeles.

“Merrill Markoe’s pioneering work created what was then a new language of comedy in television, and her writing has influenced every comedy variety series in the last three decades. We are truly honored to give her this award,” said WGA West president David A. Goodman.

Markoe’s career as a TV writer began in 1977 on the revival of Laugh-In,
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’: The Rock, Kevin Hart and Friends Prepare for Round Two

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’: The Rock, Kevin Hart and Friends Prepare for Round Two
No sense putting the knock on this sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which blew the cobwebs off the 1995 version starring Robin Williams. The reboot cast, again headed by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and the devilish Jack Black, are still fun company — The attitude of The Next Level, spearheaded by returning director Jake Kasdan and screenwriters Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, is that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Remember last time when four teens — Spencer (Alex Wolff), his shy girlfriend Madison (Morgan Turner
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Pierce Brosnan cast in Sony musical ‘Cinderella’

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One time Bond Pierce Brosnan seems to have caught the musical fever yet again after it has emerged he will be joining Sony PicturesCinderella’.

Brosnan will join Camila Cabello, Billy Porter and Idina Menzel in the new version of the classic tale.

The retelling of the fairy tale comes from ‘Blockers’ writer-director Kay Cannon with Brosnan set to play the kingdom’s king and father to the handsome Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine) – the love interest of Camila Cabello’s Cinderella who this time out is an ambitious young woman with dreams bigger than the world will allow.

Also in the news – Stephen Graham set to star alongside Tom Hardy in ‘Venom 2

Billy Porter will play the fairy godmother and Menzel is the evil stepmother. James Corden, who is credited with the original idea for the project, is producing the feature project with Leo Pearlman, his partner at Fulwell 73.
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Fox is …

‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Fox is …
The Fox scared up enough votes in his first five appearances on “The Masked Singer” to make the semi-final on December 11. We love his fighting spirit and are fairly certain we know who is the famous face hidden behind that furry mask. And his performance on Tuesday’s show reinforced our theory.

The Fox took to the stage on the quarterfinal to sing “Blame It” by Jamie Foxx. Featured on the original track by the Oscar winner was T-Pain. That rapper won season 1 of “The Masked Singer” and was a guest judge on Tuesday’s episode. The Fox was not intimidated by his presence. Indeed, he seemed to shine even brighter. This swagger goes a long way to confirming our best guess as to his real identity.

Keep reading for the second of “The Masked Singer” spoilers for the semifinal.

See ‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Flamingo is …

Who is the Fox: Wayne Brady.
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Jumanji: The Next Level Review: Avatar Hijinks Abound in Hilarious Sequel

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Jumanji: The Next Level Review: Avatar Hijinks Abound in Hilarious Sequel
Jumanji: The Next Level shakes up its premise with an avatar palooza. Every character from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle returns, but with a fairly humorous twist. They unexpectedly switch bodies in the video game world. It's a successful gimmick that adds just enough creativity to the deluge of CGI animals and mammoth action sequences. New cast members spice up the recycled plot. Making Jumanji: The Next Level an enjoyable, though unremarkable, popcorn flick.

The film begins with Spencer (Alex Wolff) having a difficult freshman year at college in New York City. He struggles while Fridge (Ser'Darius Blain), Bethany (Madison Iseman), and ex-girlfriend Martha (Morgan Turner) have eagerly adapted to post high school life. When Bethany arranges a reunion dinner over winter break, Spencer ignores the group's texts. But his misery increases at home. Spencer's grumpy Grandpa Eddie (Danny DeVito) is recovering from hip surgery, in his room.

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‘Jumanji: The Next Level': Can Sony Make Box Office Lightning Strike Twice?

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‘Jumanji: The Next Level': Can Sony Make Box Office Lightning Strike Twice?
Two years after “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” became a surprise box office hit, Sony is hoping to strike box office fortune again with the sequel, “The Next Level” — even though the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart comedy adventure film is opening one week before Disney’s eagerly awaited saga finale “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Analysts don’t expect “The Next Level” to match the unexpected success of 2017’s “Welcome to the Jungle,” but also note that the film can still be a hit for Sony. The film has already grossed $53 million overseas and is projected to earn a domestic opening in the low $50 million range, similar to the $55 million 4-day Christmas opening that “Welcome to the Jungle” earned. Sony is projecting a $35 million launch.

Welcome to the Jungle,” a sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams adventure film that turned the original film’s magical board game into a
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Fox is …

We’d already seen the Fox perform four times on “The Masked Singer” before his appearance in the quarter-final on December 10. He first wowed the crowd in week 3 with his version of “This Love” by Maroon 5. He followed that up with his cover of the Panic! at the Disco hit “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” in week 5 and then “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown in week 8.

Last week he won his showdown with the Butterfly when he crooned “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton. The Butterfly was eliminated and revealed to be one-time Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams. We won’t know who the Fox is until he is sent packing or wins the show. Based on his considerable talent, he could well be the season 2 champion.

The Fox is the consummate showman and has dropped plenty of clues to the four judges as to his true identity.
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review

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Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito | Written by Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg | Directed by Jake Kasdan

Back in 2017 audiences, I’m sure, didn’t expect much of a Jumanji sequel-come-reboot but that film turned out to be something of a mega-hit, hitting all the right notes while not retreading the same ground as the original 1995 film. Skip forward to 2019 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle gets its own sequel and one that could have been a complete retread of events of the prior film but thankfully throws in enough curve balls to the story to make this both familiar, in terms of plotting, characterisation, etc. yet different enough to be another beguilingly brilliant entry in the franchise. One that not only focuses on laughs but also on emotion.. The
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review: Johnson and Hart Do Old Man Voices. That’s It. That’s the Movie.

I was pleasantly surprised by 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. We didn’t really need a sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams film, but it worked well enough by taking video game tropes and turning it into a nice story about friendship with some good set pieces. I don’t think anyone expected it to make almost a billion dollars worldwide, especially at the same time there was a new Star Wars movie in theaters, but it …
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review: Dwayne Johnson’s Unlikely Reboot Hit Gets Funnier, Messier Sequel

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review: Dwayne Johnson’s Unlikely Reboot Hit Gets Funnier, Messier Sequel
It’s a concept as strange as it was inevitable: a big-budget reboot of a beloved kids’ film that centered on the lo-fi charms (and unexpected terror) of a whimsical board game with a mind of its own. When Sony opted to craft a new take on Joe Johnston’s creative adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s book “Jumanji” back in 2017, it seemed like another silly remake destined for the cinematic scrap heap. Taking the ruminative and often freaky Robin Williams-starring fantasy and turning in into a video game movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Jack Black? It sounded like Hollywood’s reboot machine was on the fritz, kicking out random ideas on a whim.

And yet Jake Kasdan’s late December release “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” subverted those expectations, offering up a funny and self-reflective spin on both reboots and video game movies,
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Family Affair! Jack Black Brings His Dad and Sons to Jumanji: The Next Level Premiere

Family Affair! Jack Black Brings His Dad and Sons to Jumanji: The Next Level Premiere
Jack Black had a boys night out on Monday for the premiere of his latest movie.

Black, 50, attended the Los Angeles premiere of Jumanji: The Next Level with his father, Thomas, and two sons, 13-year-old Samuel Jason and 11-year-old Thomas David, who joined the actor for the festivities.

Stopping for photos along the themed blue carpet, Black posed with his dad and kissed him on the cheek before the two waved to fans.

Black and his two boys, who he shares with wife Tanya Haden, wore dapper suits for the occasion, styled casually with sneakers and graphic tees under blazers for the kids.
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‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Review: Dir. Jake Kasdan (2019)

Jumanji The Next Level review: When 2017’s Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle was released, it came as something of a surprise. There were many (myself included) who didn’t think the continuation of the Robin Williams 1995 looked to hold much value. But then it came out of the gate and proved to be a riotous adventure movie, playfully combining video game mechanics with a blockbuster family action flick to hilarious and exciting effect. It also had an incredibly game cast in the form of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, all having a great deal of fun playing a group of teenagers trapped in video game avatar bodies.

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When the film proved to be as successful as it was (to the roar of nearly a billion dollars no less) a sequel was inevitable.
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Best Movies on Disney+ Streaming Guide

David Crow Alec Bojalad Hannah Bonner Dec 9, 2019

We have collected some of the best movies to stream on Disney+, from Star Wars to animation, and Marvel to Mary Poppins.

Disney+ is the gift that keeps on giving for anyone who ever grew up listening to “If You Wish Upon a Star” (which is almost all living Americans). More than likely, you spent the first week or two of the service diving into childhood favorites from your youth. But what if you want to venture out? What if you want to watch movies you might remember, vaguely, but don’t have memorized by heart? Well, we’re here to humbly collect for you the best family movies to watch on Disney+!

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

This definitive adaptation of the Jules Verne classic still delights baby boomers and likely a fair number of their grandchildren too. A winsome fantasy about
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Fox is …

‘The Masked Singer’ spoilers: The Fox is …
The Masked Singer”is just three episodes away from the final. On the December 4 show, four of the remaining seven celebrities fight it out for their places in the semi-final. They are covered completely in costumes as the Butterfly, Fox, Thingamajig and Tree. Each is hoping to avoid being sent packing at the end of the episode by the four judges.

Of this quartet, one of the strongest singers is hidden inside the Fox costume. In his three past performances he has impressed us with his stage presence. In week 3, he wowed the crowd with his cover of “This Love” by Maroon 5. In week 5, he delivered a toe-tapping version of “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” by Panic! at the Disco. And in week 6, he was the standout with his rendition of “Every Little Step” by Bobby Brown.

We’ve been doing some digging and think we have figured out
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Walking into the film by Anne-Katrin Titze

Nathan Crowley did the production design for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, starring Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and John David Washington: “We just wrapped that two weeks ago. So that's going into post-production; it'll be out next summer.” Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

After speaking with Shane Valentino at the press preview for The Costume Institute’s In Pursuit Of Fashion The Sandy Schreier Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, he introduced me to Nathan Crowley, his partner at Lamb Design Studio. Nathan is Christopher Nolan’s longtime production designer. Crowley has received four Oscar and BAFTA nominations for his work with Nolan and one each for Damien Chazelle’s First Man, starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, written by Josh Singer.

Gay Talese in China: Through the Looking Glass Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Nathan Crowley is no stranger to The Met’s Costume Institute. He
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Why Adam Sandler Should Be a Serious Best Actor Contender for ‘Uncut Gems’ (Column)

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Why Adam Sandler Should Be a Serious Best Actor Contender for ‘Uncut Gems’ (Column)
Adam Sandler is on a roll — that could send him all the way to the Oscars.

Not only is he up for a Gotham Award for his work in “Uncut Gems,” but his performance also nabbed him an Indie Spirit Award nomination just last week.

If all is right in the world, Sandler, 53, will be recognized by the Academy with a nomination.

Uncut Gems,” Josh and Benny Safdie’s follow-up to their 2017 crime drama “Good Time,” is a deeply dark dramedy starring Sandler as Howard Ratner, a loudmouthed jewelry dealer in New York’s Diamond District whose gambling addiction is destroying his professional and personal life. The movie follows him over the course of just a few days racing around New York City and out on Long Island as he tries to pull off another one of his con jobs to pay off a debt and get a couple of violent goons off his back.
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Fox Nabs Oliver Sacks Medical Drama From Alex Berger, Lee Toland Krieger, Fabrik & Imaginarium As Put Pilot

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Exclusive: Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a hourlong medical drama inspired by world-renowned neurologist and bestselling author Oliver Sacks, from Blindspot executive producer Alex Berger, director-producer Lee Toland Krieger, Fabrik Entertainment, The Imaginarium and Warner Bros. TV, where Berger and Krieger are both under deals.

Written by Berger and to be directed by Krieger, the Untitled Oliver Sacks Medical Project is inspired by Sacks’ books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars. The fictional, character-driven medical drama explores the magic and wonder of the human brain. Part medical mystery, part character study, the project is a hopeful story about the power of empathy as a tool for healing.

Berger executive produces with Krieger. Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate executive produce for Fabrik, a Red Arrow Studios company, along with Jonathan Cavendish for Imaginarium.
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Dwayne Johnson opens up on possibility of 'Jumanji 3'

Hollywood actor-producer Dwayne Johnson says the prospect of coming out with a third film in the "Jumanji" franchise totally depends on audience reaction to upcoming second part, "Jumanji: The Next Level".

Asked about the plans for the third part, Johnson said: "That depends on the audience. When we made the first one, we thought that the concept was unique and we will see what happens. We never thought of making part two. So, same thing applies here too. We will keep our eyes open and heads to the ground and (see how the second part fares)."

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The world of Chris Van Allsburg's book "Jumanji", narrating the story of a young Alan Parrish getting trapped in a board game, found its way to the silver screen in 1995. Robin Williams was its main lead.

From getting lost in the transit,
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