Daily Archive: November 11, 2017

7 Things to Know About Ezra Miller, the Guy Who Plays The Flash in Justice League

7 Things to Know About Ezra Miller, the Guy Who Plays The Flash in Justice League

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Ezra Miller is about to become a household name. The 25-year-old actor is set to star alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill in the upcoming Justice League film as The Flash – which means we’re going to see a lot more of his handsome face in the near future. To get you up to speed – pun intended – we’ve rounded up seven quick facts about Ezra that will surely make you a new fan.

1. He identifies as queer.

In 2015, Ezra opened up about his sexuality in Out Magazine, saying, “I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.” The actor also opened up about “trying to kiss boys” in school while coming to terms with his sexual identity.

2. He’s an opera singer.

As a kid, Ezra suffered from severe stuttering. He took up opera singing lessons to overcome his speech impediment and has gone on to sing with the Metropolitan Opera and perform in the American premiere of Philip Glass’s contemporary opera, White Raven, in 2001.

3. He’s from New Jersey.

Ezra was raised in Wyckoff, NJ with his two sisters, Saiya and Caitlin, who are both older than him. His mother, Marta, is a modern dancer, and his father, Robert, is a group publisher at Workman Publishing.

4. He’s a fan of marijuana.

In 2011, Ezra was arrested for drug possession. After the charges were dropped, Ezra opened up about his use of marijuana, telling NYMag, “I don’t feel like there’s any need to hide the fact that I smoke pot. It’s a harmless herbal substance that increases sensory appreciation.”

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5. He’s in a band.

Ezra is credited for providing the vocals, drumming, and percussion as one third of the musical group Sons of an Illustrious Father.

6. He should look familiar.

If you’ve watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Trainwreck, or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, then you’ve definitely seen Ezra on your screen before.

7. He will get his own solo film as The Flash.

Ezra made his first appearance as The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and reprised his role in Suicide Squad. He will suit up to play Barry Allen once more in his own solo film tentatively scheduled for a 2018 release.

Stranger Things: If You Don’t Recognize Bob, You Should Be Ashamed

Stranger Things: If You Don’t Recognize Bob, You Should Be Ashamed

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Perhaps the most winsome new character on Stranger Things season two is Bob Newby, aka Bob the Brain. He’s Joyce’s so-earnest-it-hurts new boyfriend, and he’s chock-full of the greatest dad jokes (“I hope . . . it doesn’t . . . suuuuck”).

If you were racking your brain to try to figure out where you recognize Bob from, look no further – we’ve got all the info about this actor, who has appeared in some of the most iconic films of the past 30 years.

Actor Sean Astin made his film debut in 1985 in The Goonies as Mikey Walsh, leader of the ragtag group of kids who have a madcap adventure searching for pirate treasure, which is why it’s so perfect that he’s now appearing on a TV show that features so many Goonies parallels.

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After a couple of solid but smaller movies – White Water Summer with Kevin Bacon, Memphis Belle with Matthew Modine (also now on Stranger Things), and Encino Man with Brendan Fraser – Astin had a breakout role in the heartwarming football movie Rudy as the titular Notre Dame walk-on football player.

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After about a decade of trying his hand at directing (earning an Oscar nomination for one live-action short film, Kangaroo Court) and appearing in a few movies, Astin was once again front and center when he was cast as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Image Source: Everett Collection

Since then, Astin has appeared in films and on TV sporadically, but he has expanded his repertoire to include voice-over work for film, TV, and video games. He has also gotten very involved in fighting for causes like equal rights, AIDS awareness and education, and mental-illness advocacy.

You’ll have to find out by watching season two if Astin will reprise his role for Stranger Things season three!

Stranger Things: If You Don’t Recognize Bob, You Should Be Ashamed

Stranger Things: If You Don’t Recognize Bob, You Should Be Ashamed

Image Source: Netflix

Perhaps the most winsome new character on Stranger Things season two is Bob Newby, aka Bob the Brain. He’s Joyce’s so-earnest-it-hurts new boyfriend, and he’s chock-full of the greatest dad jokes (“I hope . . . it doesn’t . . . suuuuck”).

If you were racking your brain to try to figure out where you recognize Bob from, look no further – we’ve got all the info about this actor, who has appeared in some of the most iconic films of the past 30 years.

Actor Sean Astin made his film debut in 1985 in The Goonies as Mikey Walsh, leader of the ragtag group of kids who have a madcap adventure searching for pirate treasure, which is why it’s so perfect that he’s now appearing on a TV show that features so many Goonies parallels.

Image Source: Everett Collection

After a couple of solid but smaller movies – White Water Summer with Kevin Bacon, Memphis Belle with Matthew Modine (also now on Stranger Things), and Encino Man with Brendan Fraser – Astin had a breakout role in the heartwarming football movie Rudy as the titular Notre Dame walk-on football player.

Image Source: Everett Collection

After about a decade of trying his hand at directing (earning an Oscar nomination for one live-action short film, Kangaroo Court) and appearing in a few movies, Astin was once again front and center when he was cast as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Image Source: Everett Collection

Since then, Astin has appeared in films and on TV sporadically, but he has expanded his repertoire to include voice-over work for film, TV, and video games. He has also gotten very involved in fighting for causes like equal rights, AIDS awareness and education, and mental-illness advocacy.

You’ll have to find out by watching season two if Astin will reprise his role for Stranger Things season three!

There’s Actually a Silver Lining to That Bob Situation on Stranger Things

There’s Actually a Silver Lining to That Bob Situation on Stranger Things

When it comes to the second season of Stranger Things, we’re no longer concerned about justice for Barb. Now, it’s all about newcomer Bob Newby, played by living legend Sean Astin. If you’ve finished the season, you’ll know that Bob suffers a heartbreaking death thanks to a surprise demodog attack in the penultimate episode of the season. And, well, after spending so much time with him and seeing how happy he makes Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), it’s a tough pill to swallow. Even so, we have a piece of information that might bring you a bit of solace.

In a new interview with Vulture, cocreator Matt Duffer admitted that he and his brother Ross had a hard time killing Bob. In fact, they ditched their original plans and delayed the inevitable as long as they could.

“He was going to die around [episode] four,” Duffer revealed. “We just kept delaying it because we started to really like the character, and he started to become more important to the plot. We just kept pushing his death further downfield until we got to the point where it was going to happen in episode eight.”

Though the death was inevitable, the creators still had a hard time putting pen to paper. “I had a bit of a breakdown,” Matt Duffer said. “It felt really nasty to write. It just really hurt, and I was like, ‘This doesn’t feel right, I don’t want to lose this character, I don’t want to lose Sean.'” It seems that, though Astin was able to delay his fate for a whopping four episodes, some things just can’t be changed.

And even then, even when the brothers pushed the event back and struggled to get through a draft of the script, they still had to face the wrath of one person: Winona Ryder. “The most texts I’ve ever gotten from Winona was when she read the script for episode eight where Bob dies,” Ross Duffer admitted. “It was like, ‘You’re monsters!’ She was not thrilled.” The good news is, we’ll always be able to revisit Bob in season two. And though we won’t see him as we move into season three, we’ll forever hold him in our hearts.

There’s Actually a Silver Lining to That Bob Situation on Stranger Things

There’s Actually a Silver Lining to That Bob Situation on Stranger Things

When it comes to the second season of Stranger Things, we’re no longer concerned about justice for Barb. Now, it’s all about newcomer Bob Newby, played by living legend Sean Astin. If you’ve finished the season, you’ll know that Bob suffers a heartbreaking death thanks to a surprise demodog attack in the penultimate episode of the season. And, well, after spending so much time with him and seeing how happy he makes Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), it’s a tough pill to swallow. Even so, we have a piece of information that might bring you a bit of solace.

In a new interview with Vulture, cocreator Matt Duffer admitted that he and his brother Ross had a hard time killing Bob. In fact, they ditched their original plans and delayed the inevitable as long as they could.

“He was going to die around [episode] four,” Duffer revealed. “We just kept delaying it because we started to really like the character, and he started to become more important to the plot. We just kept pushing his death further downfield until we got to the point where it was going to happen in episode eight.”

Though the death was inevitable, the creators still had a hard time putting pen to paper. “I had a bit of a breakdown,” Matt Duffer said. “It felt really nasty to write. It just really hurt, and I was like, ‘This doesn’t feel right, I don’t want to lose this character, I don’t want to lose Sean.'” It seems that, though Astin was able to delay his fate for a whopping four episodes, some things just can’t be changed.

And even then, even when the brothers pushed the event back and struggled to get through a draft of the script, they still had to face the wrath of one person: Winona Ryder. “The most texts I’ve ever gotten from Winona was when she read the script for episode eight where Bob dies,” Ross Duffer admitted. “It was like, ‘You’re monsters!’ She was not thrilled.” The good news is, we’ll always be able to revisit Bob in season two. And though we won’t see him as we move into season three, we’ll forever hold him in our hearts.

Trump praises PH leadership in closing gender gap in Asia

Trump praises PH leadership in closing gender gap in Asia

Trump praises PH leadership in closing gender gap in Asia

DA NANG, Vietnam — President Donald Trump has praised the Philippines for being a regional leader in closing the gender gap.

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Air travelers told: Come early to Naia

Air travelers told: Come early to Naia

Passengers at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) are advised to be at their designated terminals at least three hours before their scheduled flights to avoid being inconvenienced by the arrival of the heads of state for the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) Summit.

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3 Vietnamese fishermen rescued from Abu Sayyaf

3 Vietnamese fishermen rescued from Abu Sayyaf

DA NANG, Vietnam — Philippine troops on Friday rescued three Vietnamese fishermen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday.

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Noynoy Aquino, Joma weigh in on revolutionary gov’t

Noynoy Aquino, Joma weigh in on revolutionary gov’t

President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to form a revolutionary government sounded familiar to two prominent individuals who had been up close to what a revolution meant — former President Benigno Aquino III whose mother was the country’s first revolutionary government leader and Jose Ma. Sison who founded a communist movement that continues to wage a countryside revolution.

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Mexican toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

Mexican toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

Mexican toddler weighing 28 kilos baffles doctors

Like any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps life-threatening way: he weighs 28 kilos (62 pounds).

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