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American Jesus to hit Netflix, the first look

American JesusComic book adaptations have been Hollywood’s most profitable source of cash for more than a decade.

Any suggestion of a comic book adaptation conjures up images of Marvel or DC for casual viewers.

Independent comics, on the other hand, have existed for as long as the two comic titans.

Wanted, Kingsman, and Kick-Ass have all gained mainstream success, yet few understand they were all inspired by comic book pages – and by the same writer, no less: Mark Millar.

Another adaptation of Millar’s work is in the works, this time of American Jesus, one of his most underappreciated works.

The comic

Mark Millar’s American Jesus, originally named Chosen, is one of his most interesting and contentious works.

The first book in the series, Dark Horse Comics, was published in 2004 and illustrated by Peter Gross.

The three-chapter graphic novel follows a twelve-year-old kid who survives an accident.

He understands immediately that he is the resurrected Jesus Christ, capable of turning water into wine, curing the sick, and reviving the dead.

Yet, the second coming of Christ coincides with the oncoming and unavoidable catastrophe.

The comic book series was then reissued under the now-famous title American Jesus.

Millar eventually followed up with American Jesus: The New Messiah, a 15-year-later sequel series.

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The adaptation

Major studios have previously adapted Mark Millar’s books into cinema.

He has already had two solo films as well as two Marvel flicks released in theaters (Logan was based on his Old Man Logan comic).

American Jesus had been in the works for quite some time.

Netflix scooped up his Millarworld imprint after acquiring it in 2017.

The program has been in development for some time.

Rather than properly translating American Jesus, Netflix opted to make alterations to the series, purportedly with Millar’s approval.

The first slate of adaptations was unveiled a year following the acquisition of Millarworld, with American Jesus among the top titles.

“Multilingual (Spanish/English) series American Jesus follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Chris,” the announcement wrote.

“He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead. How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?”

It should be noted that The Chosen One (El Elegido in Spanish) will be unrelated to the Netflix Brazilian thriller series.


The Chosen One is directed by Everardo Gout, who also directed the classic horror-thriller The Purge.

Gout is joined by his brother Leopoldo, who contributed to the series’ writing and production.

Mark Millar provided an upbeat outlook on production in 2021, saying:

“The development for ‘American Jesus’ is coming along beautifully in the talented and capable hands of Everardo Gout and Leopoldo Gout.”

“I’m blown away by the creative choices that Netflix has allowed us, and particularly since this series will feature Spanish and English dialogue.”

The Chosen One

According to author Mark Millar, development on an adaptation of American Jesus began in 2012, but it was initially presented as a film.

“Unusually for me, it’s a little more quiet and a little more considered,” he said when asked if it was leaning towards either horror or epic fantasy.

“The sequels are like that, too.”

The Chosen One, according to Millar, is a horror thriller with aspects of a coming-of-age story.

“[It] has a Stand by Me vibe, a kid like you or I who likes Star Wars, video games, and girls in his class suddenly finding out he has a tremendous destiny.”

“This is going to be an absolute beauty.”

As the first peek of The Chosen One, a billboard depicting the protagonist staring at a power line fashioned like a cross was revealed a few hours ago.

Tenoch Huerta from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Dianna Agron from Glee feature in The Chosen One.

Millarworld also announced the show’s premise:

“A little kid finds out that the reason his mother disappeared with him and they’re hiding out in a small town is because he’s the returned Jesus Christ and they’re doing everything they can to stay alive so he can grow up and face the Antichrist in the City of Megiddo as per the biblical prophecy.”

Jenna Ortega originally slated for You S4

Jenna OrtegaThis week marks the official premiere of the fourth season of Netflix’s You, which follows Joe Goldberg as he (again) assumes a new identity in London.

Since Joe (now Professor Jonathan Moore) left America to follow Tati Gabrielle’s Marienne, he has become involved in a “whodunit.”

Fans had been looking forward to Ellie Alves, a character who had appeared in prior seasons.

However, Penn Badgley will be the only former season character to return (because he is the main character).

Jenna Ortega was unable to return because of Wednesday’s filming, but Ellie’s return seemed certain.

The news

The Wednesday actress has recently established a name for herself in several films, including the viral Netflix series.

Jenna Ortega wants to return to Joe Goldberg’s story, according to Sera Gamble, the showrunner of You, who spoke with IndieWire for an interview.

“We wanted to bring Ellie back and we heard, ‘Oh, Jenna is doing some show,'” revealed Gamble.

“It’s been just such a pleasure to see Jenna this year. We have ideas for Ellie if her schedule allows her to visit us again.”


Jenna Ortega played Delilah Alves’ younger sister in You season two.

Delilah Alves was portrayed by Carmela Zumbado.

In 2018, Jenna Ortega was added to the cast.

She portrayed Ellie Alves, a would-be director from Los Angeles.

Ellie comes to know Joe better after his overzealousness secretly spares her from a sexual attack by Chris D’Elia Henderson, a well-known celebrity for whom she is doing an internship.

Joe advises the sister to leave Los Angeles and embark on a new life, informs her that Delilah won’t be coming back once she departs, and provides her money.

Joe admits that he continues to send Ellie money despite her absence throughout the third season.

One of the few characters to survive their bond is Ellie, who is portrayed by Ortega.

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A desire to return

In a Teen Vogue interview from the year 2019, Jenna Ortega expressed her desire to reprise the role of Ellie.

“It would be amazing to see Ellie come back and take control of her life,” said the Wednesday star.

“I want her to be an even bigger badass. I don’t want her to come back and be extremely vulnerable and sad.”

“We have to remember that even though people still find Joe somewhat charming, he’s evil, he does terrible things, and he gets away with them because of his gender and race and position in society,” Ortega continued.

“[Ellie] has so much potential and so much talent that she shouldn’t waste because of him.”

It’s unclear how Jenna Ortega would fit into the present plot given that Joe and his student Nadia, played by aspiring actress Amy-Leigh Hickman, have become close.

His connection with Ellie in his role as the elder sibling is uncannily similar to that of their teacher and pupil.

“To me, his relationship with Nadia is really telling,” said Sera Gamble. “He has such a soft spot that is truly altruistic.”

“He has really good boundaries with you people… except when he occasionally kills their abusive stepparents, but otherwise he’s a great mentor.”

What has Jenna Ortega been up to?

Since her involvement in You’s second season, Jenna Ortega has been working on a range of other projects.

She debuted in the 2020 Netflix sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen before making appearances in other horror movies.

In 2022, she had three horror movie appearances, garnering the moniker “scream queen.”

She also had appearances in Studio 666, which featured the rock band Foo Fighters, and X, the fifth Scream movie released last year.

Her best moment came on Wednesday on Netflix, without a question.

A goth icon

Jenna Ortega’s fame increased following Wednesday’s Netflix debut in the latter half of last year.

A young lady with psychic abilities who engages in several escapades at Nevermore Academy serves as the series’ goth symbol.

Between September 2021 and March 2022, there was filming, keeping Ortega away from You.

Wednesday, a well-liked TV show that often topped the ratings, was renewed for a second season.

Given that filming on the program hasn’t started yet, Jenna Ortega could be able to return for a future You appearance.

Henry Cavill breaks news, he won’t return as Superman

When Henry Cavill announced that he would return to the role of Superman, the most iconic figure in comic books, he caused a stir.

His inclusion in Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam appears to support his assertion.

Cavill would not be returning, according to James Gunn, one of the two new heads of DC Studios.

Gunn also revealed that while DC would produce a new Superman project, Cavill would not return.

The announcement

James Gunn provided fans with updates on DC’s trajectory with a series of tweets today.

“Peter & I have a DC slate ready to go, which we couldn’t be more over-the-moon about,” he started.

“We’ll be able to share some exciting information about our first new projects at the beginning of the new year.”

“Among the slate is Superman,” Gunn continued.

“In the initial stages, our story will be focusing on an earlier part of Superman’s life, so the character will not be played by Henry Cavill.”

Those following Henry Cavill since Man of Steel in 2013 felt their stomachs flip as they read the news.

Gunn left a glimmer of hope, so it wasn’t all terrible.

“But we had just a great meeting with Henry and we’re big fans and we talked about a number of exciting possibilities to work together in the future.”

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Cavill confirms grim news

Amid everything, Henry Cavill posted a lengthy statement on his Instagram page informing followers of the shocking news, which affected thousands, if not millions, of people.

“I have just had a meeting with James Gun and Peter Safran and it’s sad news, everyone,” Cavill began.

“I will, after all, not be returning as Superman.”

“After being told by the studio to announce my return back in October, prior to their hire, this news isn’t the easiest, but that’s life.”

“The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that.”

“James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and all involved with the new universe the best of luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”

In true Superman fashion, Henry Cavill exhorted supporters to maintain their composure.

“For those who have been by my side through the years… we can mourn for a bit, but then we must remember… Superman is still around.”

“Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there!”

“My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will. It’s been a fun ride with you all, onwards and upwards.”

The Witcher

Henry Cavill announced his resignation as the Man of Steel two months after declaring his final appearance as Geralt of Rivia for the third season of the Netflix series.

Cavill agreed to the revised casting, which saw Liam Hemsworth playing the role.

The English actor wrote in support of Hemsworth’s takeover:

“As with the greatest of literary characters, I pass the torch with reverence for the time spent embodying Geralt and enthusiasm to see Liam’s take on this most fascinating and nuanced of men.”

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When Gunn stated that Henry Cavill wouldn’t return as the “big blue boy scout,” Twitter erupted since viewers had anticipated seeing him face off against Black Adam and Darkseid.

One user wrote:

“I was so devastated by henry cavill leaving the witcher but now even more devastated he’s out on two roles he absolutely loved.”

“Truly tho [sic] what a sad night and one of the unfortunate eras for a Superman actor,” wrote another.

“Absolutely just disheartening and just unbelievable, and I can’t believe it happened, but Henry Cavill, u will always be our Superman, and we’ll miss you.”

A third chimed in, saying:

“Henry Cavill is Superman. He loves the character. He’s perfect for the role. The fans love him.”

“I have no idea how they possibly think it’s a good idea to not continue with him. Unbelievable. So much untapped potential. Hope has officially been lost.”

One fan lamented Cavill’s loss, especially with his herculean build, which gave him the Superman look, saying:

“It’s to bad Henry Cavill is no longer superman, it feels like they only scratch the surface of what he could do with the character.”

“The man looked incredible as Superman.”

One Twitter user thought the studio’s decision to have him announce his comeback before letting him go from the role was hysterically dumb.

“Completely fine with both Henry Cavill staying and going as Superman,” he wrote.

“But my god, not only having him return and officially address it, but basically running a subliminal marketing campaign around said return, only to fire him 6 weeks later, is so hilariously stupid.”

Others complied with the situation because they understood how crucial commerce was to the entertainment industry’s survival.

“So, Henry Cavill is Superman no more. I’m devastated. But it is what it is. It’s not called Show friends, it’s called Show business,” they wrote.

“I’m interested what @JamesGunn and Paul does for DC Studios. Start with a clean slate is great.”

Another person wrote in agreement:

“Damn. It sucks we lost Henry Cavill as Superman but I’m super excited to see what James Gunn has cooked up.”


James Gunn’s official Twitter thread

Henry Cavill reveals he’s done as Superman after being ‘told to announce his return’: ‘My turn to wear the cape has passed’

DC fans “devastated” that Henry Cavill is out again as Superman

That ’90s Show trailer brings back original cast

That ‘90s Show:The late 1990s television sitcom That ’70s Show introduced the globe to a gang of endearing misfits from Wisconsin.

Even though the show ended in the middle of the 2000s, it still has a cult following.

That ’90s Show, the successor to the program, debuted its first trailer on Netflix in late 2022.

The sequel

The first That ’90s Show teaser, starring Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as the recognizable Red and Kitty Forman, was unveiled by Netflix on November 30.

Their granddaughter Leia (Callie Haverda), who takes over the basement where her parents used to hang out when they were teenagers, serves as the show’s central figure.

The premise reads as follows:

“It’s 1995 and Leia Forman is desperate for some adventure in her life, or at least a best friend who isn’t her dad.”

“When she arrives in Point Place to visit her grandparents, Red and Kitty, Leia finds what she’s looking for right next door when she meets the dynamic and rebellious Gwen.”

“With the help of Gwen’s friends, including her lovable brother Nate, his smart, laser-focused girlfriend Nikki, the sarcastic and insightful Ozzie, and the charming Jay, Leia realizes adventures that could happen there just like it did for her parents all those years ago.”

“Excited to reinvent herself, she convinces her parents to let her stay for the summer.”

“With a basement full of teens again, Kitty is happy the Forman house is now home for a new generation and Red is, well… Red.”


The official trailer for That ’90s Show just premiered.

Red tells Kitty as she makes a shopping list for them that feeding Leia and her friends was what “started it the first time.”

At the kitchen island, Red and Kitty begin conversing.

The teaser also reveals the former gang’s hangout locations around Point Place, where Leia first encounters Gwen and her companions.

Kitty unintentionally gives the teenagers a bag of marijuana in an old box when she is in the basement.

After several cut scenes, Wilmer Valderrama’s Fez, who now owns the Chez Fez salon, is introduced to the audience.

In the closing scenes, it is revealed that Tommy Chong’s character Leo is still alive, and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ characters Kelso and Jackie make an appearance together.

In the trailer, Eric and Donna (Topher Grace and Laura Prepon) also discuss how they support Leia’s decision to spend the summer with Red and Kitty.

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What happened to the characters after That ‘70s Show?

Eric Forman

Topher Grace, who left the show at the end of the seventh season, still made an appearance in the finale.

However, That ’90s Show makes it clear that he and Donna were married and had a daughter named Leia, even if it wasn’t initially clear whether they made up.

Donna Pinciotti

Donna realized she was prepared to go college as the final episode was about to come to an end.

She decided to wait around until Eric showed up.

He didn’t arrive until the absolute last second.

Donna most certainly persisted in her plans to enroll in college and follow her passion of becoming a writer, even though it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Michael Kelso

In the initial episodes of season 8, which he later quit the show, Ashton Kutcher made a few appearances.

He did show up in the conclusion, though.

Despite the fact that Kelso had a child with a different character in the program, it’s possible that the real-life marriage of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis served as inspiration for the characters’ love story and the motivation behind their marriage.

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Jackie Burkhart

Jackie Burkhart had romances with Kelso, Hyde, and Fez on That ’70s Show, but it wasn’t until the last season that her romance with Fez became known.

Whether their love endured beyond the show’s conclusion will remain to be seen.

It’s probable that Jackie kept playing that character long after the show had ended because she was working for a network television business when we last saw her.


Before engaging in a womanizing binge in season 8, Fez became well-liked in a hair salon in season 7.

Despite having the chance to take over the salon or open his own, he chose to remain in a committed relationship in the final season.


Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Wilmer Valderrama appear in latest trailer for ‘That ‘90s Show’

That ‘70s Show: what happened to every character in the finale

Jenna Ortega reveals having Covid-19 filming Wednesday

Jenna Ortega has been making waves since taking on the role of Wednesday Addams for the hit Netflix show.

While many praised the young actress’ performance, controversial reports emerged that turned people against her.

The news

Jenna Ortega is one of the brightest emerging talents in Hollywood today.

Since she took the role on Wednesday, her face has been all over the internet.

However, one scene from the Netflix show, in particular, stands out.

The star’s strange dance moves started a trend where people imitated the gothic icon.

However, the scene is now at the center of criticism and controversy.

In a recent interview with NME, Jenna Ortega confesses that the scene was filmed while she was waiting for a result of Covid-19.

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In the NME interview, Ortega shared that she received the song (The Cramps’ Goo Goo Much) a week before filming began, giving her time to get familiar with it.

She, therefore, had to film the scene of her first day with Covid.

Jenna Ortega said she was still waiting for confirmation as her health was rapidly declining.

That morning, she felt pain and a sore throat.

“I woke up and – it’s weird,” said the actress. “I never get sick, and when I do, it’s not very bad – I had the body aches.”

She continued: “I felt like I’d been hit by a car and that a little goblin had been let loose in my throat and was scratching the walls of my esophagus.” 

“They were giving me medicine between takes because we were waiting on the positive result.”

Studio reaction

Although alarming, the MGM production company emailed NME to clear things up.

MGM said it made sure to follow strict protocols.

After her test was confirmed positive, production pulled Jenna Ortega out.

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When the news broke, people had mixed feelings.

Meanwhile, Twitter was vocal.

“I love Jenna but why would she expose herself and the director like this, r [sic] we supposed to applaud them for this wtf,” one user said.

Another chimed in, saying, “That’s not the flex they think it is.”

“I love this show and loved this scene but she should’ve been at home recovering and not potentially spreading Covid,” a third wrote.

Despite the terrible news, Jenna Ortega fans came to her rescue.

“Idk why y’all blaming Jenna when you shouldn’t making [sic] someone work if they’re that sick,” a fan wrote.

Another blamed the production team instead of the actress in a lengthy tweet.

“I don’t see how it’s her fault and not on Netflix’s production team that they decided to keep filming while waiting for results when she clearly spoke up about it and had clear Covid symptoms and likely she couldn’t leave to a contract.”


Jenna Ortega slammed after revealing she filmed iconic dance scene while having Covid-19

Netflix Launched Newest Basic with Ads Plan Earlier This Month

This November, Netflix launched a new plan that will allow advertisers to place ads within their content. The company has been experiencing lower subscriber numbers and increasing competition from other streaming services. 

The Basic with Ads plan costs $ 6.99 per month and includes ads before and during shows/movies that are 15-30 seconds long (on average). Additionally, it will have a smaller content selection due to licensing restrictions. 

Furthermore, the new plan does not allow users to download content for offline use.

In a surprising turn of events, the company experienced its first decline in subscribers in over a decade. This led to more than 150 employees being fired and contractors/part-time workers being let go during May’s layoffs.

Netflix is facing an uphill battle with Disney+. The company’s woes are evident in the numbers, as they have lost millions of their United States subscribers over just three years. 

However, its streaming competitor has been gaining popularity and now boasts 14 million users – about five times higher than Netflix. 

Netflix has always been a company that prides themselves on not having advertisements, and this was the original deep part of the brand proposition.

“We believe we will have a more valuable business in the long term by staying out of competing for ad revenue and instead entirely focusing on competing for viewer satisfaction,” the letter said. 

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Basic with Ads

Netflix is considering launching a lower-priced, ads-free streaming service to compete with companies like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

“Those who have followed Netflix know that I have been against the complexity of advertising and a big dan of the simplicity of subscription,” Hastings stated during the first-quarter-earnings call in April. 

“But as much as I am a fan of that, I am a bigger fan of consumer choice – and allowing consumers who would like to have a lower price and are advertising tolerant to get what they want makes a lot of sense.” 

The Basic with Ads plan is perfect for viewers who want to watch high-definition video quality of up to 720p at one time on supported devices. There are no advertisements in Netflix games. So, it’s the best option if you’re looking forward to playing some of these interactive adventures.

Netflix is upgrading its Basic plan to provide customers with higher-quality video. The new $9.99 monthly fee provides access from 480p up to 1080p. In addition, it means that you’ll be able to watch movies with crystal clear definitions. 

As of November 3rd, the Basic with Ads plan will be accessible in 12 countries and released across America.

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Stranger Things characters should have died

Stranger Things concluded its fourth season months earlier, with the death of characters that fans fell in love with.

Despite the number of characters who died, star Millie Bobby Brown believes more other characters should have died.

Vanity Fair

The Stranger Things actress recently joined Vanity Fair’s Lie Detector Test while promoting Enola Holmes 2, which is now streaming on Netflix.

During the event, Millie Bobby Brown dropped truth bombs about the hit Netflix show that boosted her career.

While strapped to a polygraph, the Stranger Things actress looked like she was hooked up to a lab machine right out of the show.

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The questions

An off-screen interviewer asked Millie Bobby Brown several questions about the show.

“Your Stranger Things co-star Maya Hawke thought more characters should’ve died at the end of season four. Do you agree?”

“I do, yeah,” Brown quickly responded.

The interviewer quickly followed up after her answer and asked who else she thought should have died.

Millie Bobby Brown tried to avoid the question before saying Eleven should have died.

However, the lie detector found a lie, and the actress gave an ambiguous answer.

Still pressured, Brown said: “I think if Maya thinks that, maybe Robin.”

The interviewer asked the actress for her opinion, and Brown responded if that was what Maya Hawke wanted for her character.

Regarding Eddie Munson, Millie Bobby Brown said the writers made the right choice.

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Season five

During the test, interviewers tried to get Millie Bobby Brown to share more details about Season 5 of Stranger Things, but she didn’t give in.

Although there is no release date, the Duffer Brothers have confirmed that the story will take place entirely in Hawkins.

During an appearance on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Matt Duffer said he and Ross wanted to go back to the things they did in the first season.

“A lot of the original groups and pairings that we had in season one,” he elaborated.

“There’s something nice about coming full circle.”

The Duffer brothers also reassured fans that next season’s episodes won’t be as long as the last season’s episodes.

“For the first time ever, we don’t wrap things up at the end of [Season] four, so it’s going to be moving,” the Stranger Things creators said.

“I don’t know that it’s going to be going 100 miles an hour at the start of five, but it’s going to be moving pretty fast.”

“Characters are already going to be in action,” they continued.

“They’re already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that’s going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this season feel really different.”


Millie Bobby Brown says more characters should have died at the end of Strangers Things S4

Millie Bobby Brown reveals Henry Cavill ‘terms and conditions’

Millie Bobby Brown is easily one of today’s biggest stars, and her sequel to Enola Holmes recently hit Netflix.

The young actress recently revealed that her co-star Henry Cavill, who plays her on-screen brother, put strict boundaries while filming Enola Holmes.

Set experiences

Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill teamed up for Enola Holmes’ first film in 2020 as a brother and sister who love solving mysteries.

Enola Holmes 2 comes after the fourth season of Stranger Things, which boosted Brown to fame with her young castmates.

Recently, the actress sat down for an interview with Deadline, explaining that there were no limits to the Stranger Things set due to a family bond with her co-stars.

On the other hand, the Enola Holmes set had a different feel.

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Henry Cavill

In Millie Bobby Brown’s career, she grew up with her Stranger Things peers, including the likes of Noah Schnapp and Charlie Heaton.

“It’s different because I grew up with Noah and Charlie. I met them when I was ten,” said the Enola Holmes actress.

“So, for me, it does feel like your schoolmates. And with Henry, it feels like a real adult relationship. Like a really good friendship, a really healthy one.”

According to Millie Bobby Brown, her relationship with the 39-year-old actor is full of “terms and conditions.”

“I know Henry. He has terms and conditions with me. I’m not allowed to ask about his personal life,” she continued.

“It’s like, “Millie, shut up. No.” And I’m like, “Understood.” Whereas with the Stranger Things kids, it’s different.”

“There’s no boundaries because it’s like we’re all siblings. But with Henry, he’s very strict with me, which I appreciate.”

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Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown describes her experience with Enola Holmes as a critical step in her career.

The actress praised director Harry Bradbeer for his attention to detail, which Brown says is what makes the film so immersive.

“Everybody on set knows Harry and his way and his spirit. The dedication to the film is unlike all of us put together,” Brown continued.

“So yes, it does come down to performance, but it also very much comes down to directing and being able to have a connection with your director.”

“It’s a dream come true. As for me, I’ve learned things because I’m an upcoming woman, and that is a real learning curve for me.”

“This is a very big pivotal moment within my career and my life. This is the first role I’ve really led.”


Millie Bobby Brown says Henry Cavill sets her ‘strict’ boundaries in their friendship

Jeffrey Dahmer costumes get blacklisted on eBay due to company policies

Monsters: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story continues to make waves online, giving people an idea of what to dress up as for Halloween.

Dahmer’s popularity has dominated the internet, with people planning to dress up as the infamous serial killer for costume parties.

However, not everyone is optimistic about the Jeffrey Dahmer series.

A well-known online retailer has decided to stop selling Dahmer suits.

eBay on the ban

An eBay spokesperson emailed CNN to confirm the removal of the costume

The email also stated that the site would remove any references or pieces that add up to make Jeffrey Dahmer’s costumes.

The platform cites its “Violent and Violent Crimes Policy” as the reason for the costume removal.

eBay’s policy states:

“Listings that promote or glorify violence or violence acts, or are associated with individuals who are notorious for committing violent acts, are not allowed.”

While it surprises some, eBay’s decision to ban Jeffrey Dahmer’s costumes is not new.

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The Dahmer series

The Dahmer series on Netflix got a lot of people talking.

Most reviewers criticized the portrayal of serial killers.

CNN’s Sara Stewart suggested that despite the show’s focus on victims, Dhamer ended up focusing on the insensitive.

She says that the victims’ families said the showrunners did not consult with them before launching the series.

Evan Peters plays Jeffrey Dahmer in the series, which continues to gain popularity.

The Jeffrey Dahmer show drew over 196 million hours of weekly viewership one week after its release.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was a real serial killer out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He murdered and dismembered seventeen men and boys for thirteen years (between 1978 and 1991).

Most of Dahmer’s victims were Black.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1992.

In 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate.

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The costumes

However, a Saturday afternoon search on eBay showed that “Jeffrey Dahmer costumes” continued to show some results.

Clear glasses like what Evan Peters wears on Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story are still on the list.

Other online retailers like Etsy still sell kits that make a Jeffrey Dahmer costume once assembled.

Items listed on Etsy include:

  • Blonde wigs
  • Clear glasses
  • Orange jumpsuits

Gymnast Simone Biles didn’t contain her frustration with the costume.

She took her frustration out on Twitter, writing:

“Put the jeffrey dahmer [sic] costumes back in the closet.”


eBay bans listing described as ‘Jeffrey costumes’ that resemble items worn by serial killer

Netflix’s Blonde receives criticism from fans who call it a horror

The fictional biopic Blonde, written and directed by Andrew Dominik, finally hit Netflix, but the reception was far from golden.

The film began airing last week, and while many viewers were dying to see it, many were disappointed with the content.


Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, follows the 2000 novel by Joyce Carol Oates.

It’s the first Netflix original to have a strong adult-only rating, one of the rarest ratings on the streaming platform.

The film premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in early September before hitting theaters on September 16.

Once the film was streamed, it was met with mixed reviews from critics, with viewers saying they regretted seeing it and warning others to avoid the film.

Audience response

According to some viewers, Blonde’s treatment of sexual assaults and trauma was unsuccessful.

Many took to Twitter to express their disgust, share regrets, and warn others to skip the movie.

“Shame on the producers of #Blonde how to degrade and humiliate a woman. #disgusting I’m sorry I watched it,” wrote one user.

“I watched blonde [sic] on Netflix and I have mixed feelings. Great acting but the movie in general.. terrifying,” another wrote.

“The way Marilyn was treated by men and this industry…the story they showed is HORRIBLE. it’s a horror movie. I’m traumatized and heartbroken. I didn’t like it.”

A third user agrees with the horror vibe, writing:

“Enjoyed is not the word I’d use for #BlondeNetflix it is utterly horrible. Kermode might have been right to view this one as a horror.”

“I’ve no idea about Marilyn’s life and this is based on a book of fiction, so don’t consider this a biopic,” they continued.

“Watch it and make up your own mind.”

A Twitter user tried to watch the movie but couldn’t finish it.

“Couldn’t stomach more than about 20 minutes of the nearly three hours length,” they wrote.

“That 20 minutes was nothing but cruel and heartbreaking. Absolutely unwatchable.”

Critical reception

Although the public response has been negative, industry reviews have shown mixed reviews, either average or below average.

IMDb takes a more forgiving view than Blonde at 5.7/10.

Metacritic gives the film a 49% rating.

Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatoes has over 222 reviews that gave Blonde 43%.

Ana de Armas

Marilyn Monroe actress Ana de Armas has already talked about the nude scenes she shot for the film before its release on September 28.

She sat down with Variety and said it was “disgusting” that clips of her nude scenes would likely go viral after the movie was released.

“It’s upsetting to think about it. I can’t control it; you can’t really control what they do and how they take things out of context,” said de Armas.

“I don’t think it gave me second thoughts; it just gave me a bad taste to think about the future of those clips.”


People are regretting watching Blond and warning others to avoid it