Popcorn With Zenger: ‘Infinite’ Has Limited Appeal
The idea behind the film “Infinite” originates from D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” whose premise involved a world featuring heroes who live for centuries through reincarnation. Unfortunately for moviegoers, it only takes them roughly 30 minutes to understand why “Infinite” wasn’t viewed as worthy of theaters. Bright Spots: “Infinite” suffers from a lack of a coherent narrative, but it does offer many impressive special effects to distract you from the lack of story. The best actor in “Infinite” is Ejiofor as Bathurst 2020, the only one to completely embrace the absurd, over-the-top nature of the movie he’s in. Weak Spots: The worst thing for an action movie to be is boring, and “Infinite” suffers from a bloated plot that never finds its footing.thewestsidegazette.com
The Latest: Wyoming governor sticks with ending mask mandate
— Wyoming’s governor is rejecting a call by President Joe Biden for states to reimpose mask orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus cases nationwide are on the rise, but infections in Wyoming have fallen off sharply since December. Tribal health officials said that the United Kingdom strain was confirmed in a sample obtained in the western part of the reservation. State health officials on Monday announced more than 1 million people in the state, about 17% of Wisconsin’s population, have completed their vaccination cycles. AdThe COVID-related hospitalizations dropped to 549 on Monday, far below the pandemic record of 5,082 on Jan. 11, according to the state’s pandemic dashboard.
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. The new “Lion King” grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely. Less expected was a “Lion King” with Jenkins directing. The film, Disney said, will explore the mythology of “The Lion King,” including Mufasa's origin story. Disney didn't announce any further plot details or casting on the new “Lion King” project, which was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.