Large-scale movie premieres are back in Hollywood, with Netflix’s “Red Notice” and Disney’s “Encanto” rolling out the carpet this week. In this episode of “The Take,” we discuss Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s pledge to stop using real guns on his productions in response to the tragedy on the set of “Rust.” Meanwhile, “Encanto,” Disney’s 60th animated feature, is one of its best and could be a serious contender in the Oscar race.
Also, in this episode, the new superhero movie “Eternals” is currently the lowest-rated film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is it warranted or is an unfair bias against women helming action films contributing to the discord? Finally, the AFI Film Festival is gearing up, where films such as Apple’s “Swan Song” with Mahershala Ali, and two Netflix pics, “Tick, Tick … Boom!” with Andrew Garfield and “Bruised” with Halle Berry, are having their big premieres. How will it shake the awards race?
Finally, there’s more drama from “The Real Housewives of New York City’s” Ramona Singer following a racism probe conducted by Bravo, which was prompted by complaints from fellow cast member Eboni K. Williams.
Hosted by Variety chief correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and awards editor Clayton Davis, “Variety’s The Take,” presented by Apple TV Plus, is a weekly series that will navigate the week’s top stories from the entertainment world, pop culture and media while providing expert analysis and exclusive insight on what’s buzzing in Hollywood. Filmed in Variety’s state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, new episodes are released weekly on Fridays on Variety.com, YouTube and social media.
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