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Henry Cavill Is The Sole Voice Of Reason Now That The Snyder Cut Of 'Justice League' Is Actually Coming

You did it, annoying DC fans.

Welp, it seems like my prediction of the Snyder Cut of Justice League never seeing a release in this lifetime was completely wrong because after three years of fans loudly chanting “release the Snyder Cut” on the internet, Warner Bros. has caved and will finally release this mythical film.

Speaking of long-awaited films, the GOAT team talk about the release of the ‘Hamilton’ musical film on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Towards the end of his Man Of Steel watch party, OG Justice League director Zack Snyder dropped some unexpected breaking news by revealing that his unreleased cut of the film will be finally see the light of day on the HBO Max streaming service in 2021 (as per Variety).

So well done to all those many, many fans out there who have repeatedly chanted “Release the Snyder Cut!” at the top of your lungs and shared the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut hashtag for three years.

You’ve not only managed to get Justice League stars like Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa to join in on your rallying cry but you actually succeeded in convincing Warner Bros. to release the damn thing. That’s actually pretty impressive.

For those who have no friggin’ clue what this Snyder Cut is, we did an entire explainer about the mythical film and the hooplah surrounding it for you right here. As for those fans who’ve been waiting patiently, don’t get too excited yet over this news as there’s still a lot of work to be done before the Snyder Cut sees the light of day.

According to an in-depth report into how this project came back to life by The Hollywood Reporter, Zack Snyder still has a lot of things to do before his cut of Justice League is fit for human eyes. Apparently there’s a lot of post-production work left to be done but Warner Bros. are willing to pay to finish the film (reportedly this will cost between $30-45 million) because it’ll be a great launch title for its HBO Max streaming service.

As for when the Snyder Cut will actually be released, well no one knows yet. There’s no set time frame on when Zack will finish work on the film and he’s still trying to work out whether to release his version of Justice League as a four-hour film or a six-part mini-series on HBO Max. All we know is that the film will be “an entirely new thing” and not just a slightly different cut of the 2017 version of Justice League that was released into cinemas.

Now there’s bound to be a heap of fans and haters who are going to be absolutely insufferable over the release of this film. Luckily, Henry Cavill has stepped in as the sole voice of reason for all the noise surrounding the Snyder Cut and took to Instagram to tell everyone to chill because it’s a win-win for everyone.

To all the noisy DC fans out there who willed the release of the Snyder Cut into existence, please take heed of Superman’s Henry Cavill’s words of wisdom and just be cool about it. To all those equally-noisy Snyder Cut haters (myself included), it’s coming out either way so just accept it and move on without feeling the need to comment any more.

Let’s just all watch this Snyder Cut of Justice League when it finally comes out and be respectful of everyone when sharing our opinions. Three years of this ridiculous discourse is long enough.

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'Tiger King' And 'The Last Dance' Are Entertaining But That Doesn't Make Them Good Docos

Enjoyment comes at the expense of good.

2020 will go down as a coronavirus-disrupted year, but TV content somehow been nothing short of remarkable and most of that is thanks to the popularity of Tiger King and The Last Dance. We don’t need to talk about why both of these shows are entertaining as hell, but we do need to discuss how our enjoyment of Tiger King and The Last Dance doesn’t excuse them from criticism over the fact that they’re both pretty bad documentaries.

Speaking of ‘Tiger King’, the GOAT team talk all about it on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Tiger King was dropped upon us out of nowhere and completely redefined the word “wild.” There’s no denying that the series is enthralling and the subsequent reaction from the internet was equally as entertaining, but lost under all the footage of big cats and Joe Exotic’s mullet is how the documentary is a bad piece of journalism.

Rather than focus on bigger issues, such as the mistreatment of big cats and the horrific working conditions of those big cat zoos, Tiger King instead chooses to shine the spotlight on Joe Exotic and his supporting cast of characters while also periodically reminding people of the animal abuse stuff. The result is a jarring plotline that makes little tonal sense.

But the worst aspect of Tiger King is the decision to portray these clearly horrible people as misunderstood folk rather than the gun-toting maniacs they actually are. Not only does this undercut their moral repulsiveness, it’s giving depraved people like Joe Exotic sympathy and attention that they don’t deserves while obscuring the truth from audiences (which goes against what a documentary is supposed to do).

At the end of the day, Tiger King is nothing more than a messy series of tabloid-esque snapshots of some bad people who have done some horrendous things and it’s all dressed up under guise of a “documentary” that attempts to be smarter than what it actually is.

The Last Dance doesn’t have the same level of “bad documentary-itis” as Tiger King, but the way it portrays its subjects doesn’t excuse it from criticism.

A deal was struck between the NBA and Michael Jordan which stipulated that the filmed footage of the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season can only be used when both parties agreed to it. The only reason we’re all even seeing this footage now is because MJ finally said yes but only if he is able to have a considerable amount of creative input.

While we may not see MJ or his own production team in the credits of The Last Dance, his fingerprints are all over the final product and the result is a compelling yet biased view of the man in which the subject has control over how they’re portrayed.

We get fascinating looks into Michael Jordan’s almost-vindictive competitiveness and the ways he behaved like an abusive arsehole to everyone – including his own team – just to be the very best, but it’s all portrayed as a positive part of his brand rather than the problematic issue it really is.

Some of the shadier parts of MJ’s legend – like his gambling, the death of his father and his first retirement – aren’t quite glossed over, but they’re told entirely on his terms rather than the unbiased truth. Even when The Last Dance focuses on the Chicago Bulls, only a few members from the original team are featured in the series and it feels like there’s an extra level of perspective missing because of it.

Finally hearing MJ’s perspective and opinions on widely-covered famous incidents throughout his career is a brilliant hook, but one can’t help but feel like The Last Dance is a highly-produced puff piece at times.

All this isn’t to say that Tiger King and The Last Dance aren’t entertaining. On the contrary, both are perhaps two of the best shows we’ll see this year in terms of pure enjoyment.

Tiger King was engrossing for how stupidly bonkers everything is, The Last Dance somehow straddles that difficult line of appealing to long-time NBA fans while appealing to newcomers, all while telling compelling stories about the Chicago and getting Michael Jordan to finally break his silence on a heap of interesting topics. If the choice were between an MJ-controlled “doco” series or nothing, the obvious answer will always be the former.

Viewing these shows as documentaries though, Tiger King and The Last Dance don’t quite measure up on that front. But hey, that’s not really that big of a deal when both shows are as good as they are. Just don’t take them as shining examples of investigative journalism as they’re seemingly advertised as.

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Chipping A Tooth Is The Least Of Jason Derulo's TikTok Troubles Now

Maybe stay off TikTok for a little bit, champ.

After making waves for his “anaconda pic“, Jason Derulo has been really been pumping out content on TikTok lately, most notably chipping his tooth while doing some dumb corn-eating challenge. But it seems like Jason Derulo’s TikTok shenanigans may have landed him in some hot water this time as there’s some controversy over claims that he lifted a sample off New Zealand TikTok user, Joshua Nanai, for his song, ‘Savage Love’.

Speaking of TikTok, the GOAT team talk about how it could be the next big thing for music on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:

Joshua Nanai has been making waves on TikTok for his music (under the name Jawish 685), with his track ‘Laxed (Siren Beat)’ going viral on the platform and being seen by millions of users. The amount of attention garnered by the song resulted in a lot of interest in the 17-year-old New Zealander from major music labels and he reportedly signed with Columbia Records (as per the NZ Herald)

Things get a little messier after Jason Derulo chimed in on all this with his new song ‘Savage Love’. The R&B star shared a clip of ‘Savage Love’ to his 20 million TikTok followers and many notice how he sampled a snippet of ‘Laxed (Siren Beat)’ for it without giving credit to Nanai.

After being called out for it, Derulo then shared a follow up ‘Savage Love’ post that credits Nanai in the caption: “Had fun remixing @jawsh_685 siren beat #SavageLove summer vibes.”

Here’s where it gets messy. According to Variety, Jason Derulo dropped his ‘Savage Love’ sample while Nanai was still negotiating a deal with Columbia Records and didn’t wait for the proper okay to sample ‘Laxed (Siren Beat)’. Apparently Derulo wanted ‘Savage Love’ to be a “Jason Derulo” song with Nanai as the producer but no agreement was officially reached.

Variety reports that no agreement over compensation has been reached at the time of writing though Derulo is supposedly in touch with Nanai, though the NZ Herald reports that Nanai is being paid for the use of his song.

While the whole compensation stuff is all a bit hazy, Twitter and TikTok users still aren’t too happy over how Jason Derulo sampled Nanai’s track without giving proper credit.

“Give credit to the NZ producer that made the original beat,” wrote one Twitter user. Another wrote, “You not slick Jason Dorito, we seen you delete it the first time cos it was getting flooded with hate, Make sure you give love ($) to jawsh365 for the beat you ripped.”

While Derulo has yet to respond to these claims at the time of writing, Nanai is sounding upbeat with everything that’s happening. In a statement to the NZ Herald, the teenager says he’s “feeling thankful for all of the support so far” and “focusing on all the positive things to come and getting Manurewa 67 on the map! Keep it loud and styla.”

With so much drama going on due to his TikTok shenanigans, maybe Jason Derulo should just save himself (and his poor tooth) a heap of trouble by forgetting his TikTok password for a bit (or just delete it altogether) and laying low for a while.

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