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Comedy duo makes trailer for the first Arab Superhero movie

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With a lack of diversity in the superhero world, and a need for more positive Middle Eastern representation, a Toronto comedy duo known as Wishful Genies, took it into their own hands to create the world’s first Arab superhero: Habib

Fady Ghali, a Canadian-Egyptian actor/comedian, and Rob Michaels, a Canadian-Iraqi writer/comedian/actor are the Genies behind the channel. After meeting in high school, graduating with business degrees, and being dissatisfied with the mundane corporate life, the pair created the channel in 2018 to simultaneously pursue comedy and attempt to become a platform for Arab voices.

We’re first introduced to Habib rescuing his future love interest with nothing but an oversized piece of pita bread. It’s love at first sight as she exclaims, “did you just kill the guy with bread?”. What makes the trailer hit home for many viewers is the relationship between Habib and his parents. When Habib’s father learns that his son is a superhero, every immigrant child can relate to his response:  “you should still get a degree, you need a real job.” 

In an effort to poke fun at the stereotypical roles Arabs are cast in, they utilize an antagonist named Wahish, who is immediately assumed to be a terrorist as opposed to a supervillain. “Ah, he’s gonna blow himself up!” a terrified civilian exclaims. 

While the trailer for Habib started as a comedic sketch premise, it has been received exceptionally well and has proven that there is a genuine need for diverse representation.

At this time, Habib has been shared almost 6,000 times on Instagram alone and is at over 70,000 views on YouTube and over 600,000 cumulatively on Tik Tok. Simu Liu (soon-to-be Marvel superhero) commented on Facebook saying it was “highly enjoyable” and Scott Derrickson (the writer of Dr Strange) even retweeted the video and called it hysterical.

With the view count increasing daily, the only question left to ask is whether or not this will become a real movie, and to that the Genies say, “Inshallah”.

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Exclusive ‘Trip’ – Horror Film, Clip Features Actress Akasha Villalobos

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ComingSoon is pleased to present a Trip clip from the horror film, which is currently available on the Terror Films Channel and will be released on May 20 in a wide digital release.

Trip: Release date

which is currently available on the Terror Films Channel and will be released on May 20 in a wide digital release.

Trip: Synopsis

After her daughter commits suicide, a grieving mother is visited by an unconventional therapist who offers her a hallucinogenic drug that will allow her to communicate with the dead,” according to the synopsis. “Desperate to understand her daughter’s mind, she accepts the offer, only to be terrified by her daughter’s parallel experiences.

Trip: Cast

Akasha Villalobos (Last Girl Standing), Major Dodge (Cobra Kai), Peggy Schott (Fear the Walking Dead), Jill Young, and Björgvin Arnarson (Fear the Walking Dead) star in the film (Chucky).

TRIP: Trailer

Director Neil McCay says About the Trip

,When I was six years old, I saw Gremlins and became obsessed with monsters. Then I became obsessed with storytelling and filmmaking, and monsters just happened to show up. “However, I had never imagined a monster that was intangible, like an emotion,” director Neil McCay says. “And it was there that the concept for Trip was born.” Could depression be portrayed as a villain in a film? Trip appealed to me because it wasn’t just about making terrifying things happen. The central theme of the story was grief and depression, as well as the struggle to maintain relationships and hope. I found the storytelling therapeutic as someone who has struggled with this. Despite the fact that the film is about a reclusive alcoholic who isolates herself in her home,

This was all written and filmed in 2019, long before we heard of COVID-19, and there is a character who appears wearing a face covering. It’s purely coincidental! But I’m glad it could be a topic of discussion. We need to lean on each other now more than ever to talk about and deal with issues like isolation and depression.”

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ – Disney+ Revealed The Release date, Synopsis, Cast and more

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During the company’s recent Upfront presentation, Disney+ finally revealed the release date for Hocus Pocus 2, the highly anticipated sequel featuring the Sanderson sisters’ long-awaited return. The sequel will be released on Friday, September 30th, nearly 30 years after the original film was released.

Hocus Pocus 2: Release date

The sequel will be released on Friday, September 30th, nearly 30 years after the original film was released.

Hocus Pocus 2: Synopsis

Three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world in the sequel.

Hocus Pocus 2: Cast

Hocus Pocus 2 is a horror-comedy sequel to Disney’s 1993 cult classic, starring multi-award-winning actress Bette Midler (The First Wives Club), four-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City, And Just Like That), and Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) as Winifred Sanderson, Sarah Sanderson, and Mary Sanderson.

Other Cast

Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, Taylor Henderson, Nina Kitchen, Juju Brener, and Froy Gutierrez, as well as Doug Jones, who will reprise his role as Billy Butcherson, will join the villainous trio.

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Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses, The Proposal) directs Hocus Pocus 2 from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics). Lynn Harris and Steven Haft are the producers. Adam Shankman, Ralph Winter, and David Kirschner serve as executive producers.

The original film, directed by Kenny Ortega, told the story of a teenage boy who, on Halloween night, unintentionally brings a trio of evil Salem witches back to life. Despite the fact that Hocus Pocus wasn’t a critical or commercial success at the time of its release, it has since become a cult classic thanks to countless annual airings.

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‘Sacha Baron Cohen’ – Set to Star in HBO Max Animated Special, with Mike Judge and Greg Daniels

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Golden Globe winner Sacha Baron Cohen has teamed up with King of the Hill creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels to create Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth, a family-friendly animated comedy special. Cartoon Network and HBO Max are expected to premiere the project.

About Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth.

We just knew the HBO Max audience needed a dose of this unique brand of storytelling after hearing this pitch,” Amy Friedman, Warner Bros.’ head of kids and family programming, said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth is the ideal blend of comedy and satire, and no one does it better than Sacha, Greg, Mike, and Michael.” This one-of-a-kind project will reintroduce the nonsensical Chelmic wisdom that arose from this fictitious city of people who aren’t quite the sharpest tools in the shed.”

Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth – Synopsis

The special “shares the absurdist humour and interpretive questioning that is a nod to Jewish intellectual traditions,” according to the synopsis, and is set in the mythical Town of Fools. “While preserving the essence and heart of the classic folktales, it will present a fresh take on the town’s silly antics and exaggerated conflicts.”

Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth – Other details

Cohen, Judge, Daniels, Koman, and Dustin Davis serve as executive producers. It comes from Judge and Daniels’ newly formed animation company, Bandera Entertainment.

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