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Ukraine’s culture minister condemns Emily in Paris
Ukraine’s culture minister Oleksandr Tkachenko has submitted a formal complaint to Netflix with regards to its popular series Emily in Paris. Tkachenko voiced his concerns over the depiction of Ukrainian characters on the show. The minister sent a telegram to the streaming platform saying, “We have a caricature image of a Ukrainian woman that is unacceptable. It is also insulting. Is that how Ukrainians are seen abroad?”
HBO fixes Harry Potter reunion special after fan intervention
HBO Max has re-edited and re-uploaded its Harry Potter reunion special after fans have pointed out mistakes in the episode that marked the franchise’s 20th anniversary. Fans were quick to spot that a wrong image was posted against Emma Watson’s name on-screen during a segment. The makers even confessed to their editing gaffe and said a brand new version has now been made available for viewers worldwide.
Morbius release date pushed to April
In light of the recent omicron surge, Sony Pictures has postponed the release of Marvel movie Morbius, starring Jared Leto in the titular role. The film, initially set to hit the theatres on January 28, will now open on April 1. The film sees Leto play Dr. Michael Morbius, a scientist who accidentally turns himself into a vampire after trying to cure himself from a rare blood disease. Other than Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson and Jared Harris are also a part of the cast.
Space Force season 2 to debut in February
Netflix has announced Steve Carrell’s workplace comedy series Space Force is returning for a second season on February 18. Co-created by Carell and Daniels, the series follows a decorated pilot, essayed by Carrell, who finds himself in a pickle when he is appointed to head the new branch of US Armed Forces- Space Force. The sophomore season will consist of seven 30-minute long episodes and will see John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang and Don Lake return to reprise their roles from the first season.
Jiiva’s new film titled Varalaru Mukkiyam
As Jiiva turns a year older today, the makers of his upcoming movie, directed by Santhosh Rajan, have unveiled the title. The movie, also starring Kashmira Pardeshi and Pragya Nagra, has been titled Varalaru Mukkiyam.
Mari Selvaraj to helm next project with Udhayanidhi Stalin and Fahadh Faasil
Karnan director Mari Selvaraj is set to helm his third film with Udhayanidhi Stalin in the lead. Fahadh Faasil will play the antagonist, while Keerthy Suresh and Vadivelu will play important roles. The untitled film will begin production in February this year.
Sudeep set to collaborate with Venkat Prabhu
Kannada star Sudeep is set to feature in Venkat Prabhu’s next film after months of speculation. The actor is set to release his highly anticipated film Vikrant Rona on February 24 and stars Jacquline Fernandez, Neetha Ashok, and Nirup Bhandari in important roles. The film is directed by Anup Bhandari.
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