“3 From Hell” feels very much made up on the fly for Rob Zombie, where he seems to have this idea for where he’s taking his characters. But once Otis is given his device of breaking free from his chain gang, the movie just runs in place. Mostly, it just recycles so many of the plot beats from “The Devil’s Rejects” just with a new coating of paint. The pair flees, hide out in a motel (where Baby seduces yet another hapless man), they meet up with a relative mid-way (this time Foxy), torture a family (for a very long time), hide out in a ghetto for a while, and have to face an anti-hero who is seeking their own brand of justice, ad boredom.
"Maleficent." Angelina Jolie admitted that she scared little kids while in costume on the set of Maleficent, with one kid actually saying, "Mommy, please get the mean witch to stop talking to me." She adds that her daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, who played young Aurora, was the only child who was not scared of her.
There is a moment in the prologue where Zombie takes us in to the media firestorm that comes after busting the Firefly Clan, with Zombie obviously channeling “Natural Born Killers.” There are interviews with some people calling them rebels, some calling them innocent, and one man lusting after Baby. There’s even scream the slogan “Free the Three.” Sadly, Zombies does absolutely zero with this set up, instead focusing on the Baby’s inherent madness in solitary, and Otis pretty much being Otis as he runs around with Foxy. It makes zero sense that the authorities manage to finish the Firefly trio, and then make great efforts to bring them back to good health, only to… kill them–again. What’s the point? And who was the writer character? How did he play a role in the grand scheme of the narrative? That said, Richard Braker is a great on screen presence, even if his character has little appeal, and often feels like an obvious stand in for Captain Spaulding. All things considered, Bill Moseley is as great as ever, and Sheri Moon Zombie is shockingly entertaining in the skin of Baby for once. Zombie just doesn’t really seem to know how to look at his characters in a new light. It’s obvious he roots for them the whole time as they always have the upper hand, and almost always get out of tough situations, but there’s no actual substance derived from this when the smoke clears. “3 From Hell” just sputters out in the finale, watching like a middling, forced, overlong sequel, rather than the epic final stand of the Firefly clan.
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"Logan." Sir Patrick Stewart lost 21 pounds to play Charles Xavier as elderly and sick. Stewart claimed that he had a steady weight since he was a teenager and had never deliberately lost weight before.