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Ne-Yo Is The Only One With Ne-Yo On His Sex Playlist

"Mid-stroke I'm like 'ah that verse could have been better.'"

Here’s a question for you: when was the last time you listened to or even just thought of Ne-Yo? Probably not since at least the mid-2000s, which was when he last did something that warranted our attention.

While he’s been keeping himself busy by releasing new music and appearing as a judge on TV shows, Ne-Yo has reached that point in pop-culture where the mention of his name gets responses such as “oh yeah, I remember him, that was ages ago” and “the guy from The Matrix?

Anyway, the reason I bring Ne-Yo up out of the blue is because of some weird comments he made that make it seem like he’s desperate to recapture some attention.

The singer delved into his personal life to Lilly Singh and revealed that he listens to his own tunes when he has sex with his partner. That… actually sort of makes sense. After all, there has to be someone out there who is still listening to Ne-Yo and it might as well be the man himself because as he explains: “Ain’t nobody gonna love me like me, damnit.”

Ne-Yo’s bedroom playlist warranted a follow-up because the thought of someone banging to his own bangers is too weird to just drop and TMZ decided to ask the singer what is up with his sex music of choice.

After admitting again that he does listen to his own music during sex, he does say that hearing his own voice gets irritating, not because it takes him out of the mood but because it makes him critical of his own music.

“I’m gonna be very honest. Half the time I don’t like it because I can’t listen to my music without critiquing, so like, mid-stroke I’m like ‘ah that verse could have been better.'”

As for what songs of his he has on his bedroom playlist, Ne-Yo says he gets freaky to his own tunes “by request only” (ugh) and it’s usually his wife who sets the playlist. Having said that, he does say he likes banging to his 2006 tune ‘Mirror’ and says that it “gets the job done.

Good to know.

Of all the things we didn’t think we wanted to know, Ne-Yo getting in on to his own songs ranks within the top 10. It is strange that he’s decided to put this little tidbit out there in the world though. Then again, maybe he’s just taking a page from the Jason Derulo PR handbook: get a lot of attention for a big upcoming project by talking about your dong.

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'Morbius' Looks Awful But It Carries Big Implications For Spider-Man And The MCU

You either die a villain or you live long enough to see yourself become, uh, another villain.

With that Disney/Sony Spider-Man debacle behind us, it’s time to look to the future and Sony has decided to drop the first (official) look of its own Marvel film: the Jared Leto-starring Morbius.

And to be honest, it looks pretty crappy.

Morbius sees a long-haired Jared Leto play a bloke suffering from a rare blood disorder and he discovers a cure for the illness which has the side-effect of turning him into a, uh, vampire.

That brief period where vampire movies were all the rage in Hollywood wasn’t exactly great or entirely profitable (outside of Twilight), and it’s highly Morbius will usher in a new obsession with blood-sucking anti-hero protagonists. That being said, it’ll likely still make a heap of money on the strength of the Marvel name and it seems fitting that Jared Leto is playing a vampire since he, well, is basically one anyway.

But while Morbius doesn’t really offer anything new in the way of vampire or comic book movies, Sony saved the most interesting bit for last because they brought Michael Keaton in for one small scene at the end of the trailer and his appearance raises several big questions regarding Spider-Man and the MCU.

We know that Disney has the MCU while Sony has its own roster of Marvel characters from the Spider-Man comics it can make films about (hence all the arguing over Peter Parker). But having Michael Keaton – who’s already been in Disney’s MCU as Adrian Toomes/Vulture – appear in Morbius suggests that Sony’s own Marvel universe could soon be crossing over with the MCU.

If that is indeed the case, then that’s a huge deal because it means a heap of Spider-Man characters could appear in the MCU, including Tom Hardy’s Venom. But beyond the crossing over of Sony’s Marvel universe with Disney’s MCU, the Michael Keaton scene in Morbius also suggests that Sony has some big world-building plans of its own.

Sony had previously intended to make a supervillain team-up film consisting of Spider-Man’s enemies titled Sinister Six, but ended up cancelling that project when they struck up that MCU deal with Disney.

However, it appears that plan could be back on the cards as there’s no reason why Sony would have Vulture in Morbius other than to plant the seeds of a future Sinister Six film.

Of course, there’s the possibility that Michael Keaton could be playing a completely different character and all the aforementioned Sony/MCU universe crossover speculation is wrong.

But it’s hard to deny the appeal of seeing Tom Holland going up against Jared Leto’s Morbius, Michael Keaton’s Vulture, Tom Hardy’s Venom and three other unconfirmed villains in an epic ensemble battle royale, and it’s hard to not think that Sony and Disney struck up some deal for this team-up to happen when there were arguing about Spider-Man.

We’ll just have to wait and see whether this is indeed the case when Morbius drops on July 2020.

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We're Unfortunately Going To See More Reboots, Sequels And Adaptations Than Ever In 2020

How original.

Hollywood has been going through a pretty bad case of reboot/sequel/adaptation-itis for a few years now, so much so that one has to wonder when it’ll ease up and more original films start coming out.

Sadly for us, 2020 isn’t going to be that year because based on the release schedule, we’re going to be getting more than our fill of reboots, sequels and adaptations. Hell, there are even a few films that qualify as all three of these designations.

Sequels and Prequels

Starting with the third Bad Boys film no one asked or wanted, prequel/sequel-itis is in full flow as we’re going to get follow-up films ranging from big-budget blockbusters, smaller films that probably didn’t need another installment but got one anyway, and even the occasional sequel to a prequel.

  • Bad Boys For Life – Jan 17
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) – February 7
  • Brahms: The Boy II – February 21
  • A Quiet Place Part II – March 20
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – April 3
  • No Time To Die – April 10
  • Trolls World Tour – April 17
  • The Organ Donor – May 15
  • Fast & Furious 9 – May 22
  • Wonder Woman 1984 – June 5
  • Candyman – June 12
  • Top Gun: MaverickJune 26
  • Minions: The Rise Of Gru – July 3
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife – July 10
  • The Purge 5 – July 10
  • Bill & Ted Face The Music – August 21
  • The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – August 28
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – September 11
  • The King’s Man – September 18
  • Venom 2 – October 2
  • Halloween Kills – October 16
  • Godzilla vs. Kong – November 20
  • Escape Room 2 – November 30
  • Coming 2 America – December 18
  • The Croods 2 – December 23

Reboots and Remakes

When the sequel/prequel treatment doesn’t work, it’s time for a reboot and Hollywood has a few of them lined up 2020, some of which don’t really need to exist in the first place. The nicest thing I can say is that there aren’t that many, especially compared to the number of sequels and adaptations on the cards.

  • The Grudge – Already out and flopping
  • Dolittle – January 17
  • The Call of the Wild – February 21
  • Invisible Man – February 28
  • Mulan – March 27
  • Scoob! – May 15
  • Snake Eyes – October 23

Adaptations

When you can make a movie based on existing material, there’s no need for any originals, right? Well that’s the sort of thinking Hollywood is going through right now and based on the number of adaptations coming, surely we must be running out of novels, video games, Disney theme park rides, and Marvel comics to adapt soon.

If you thought the list of sequels/prequels was long, you haven’t seen anything yet.

  • The Turning – January 24
  • The Rhythm Section – January 31
  • Gretel & Hansel – January 31
  • Emma – February 21
  • Fantasy Island – February 14
  • Sonic The Hedgehog – February 14
  • Wendy – February 28
  • Bloodshot – March 13
  • The New Mutants – April 3
  • The Secret Garden – April 17
  • Antlers – April 17
  • Black Widow – May 1
  • Greyhound – May 8
  • The Woman In The Window – May 15
  • Artemis Fowl – May 29
  • In The Heights – June 26
  • Jungle Cruise – July 24
  • Morbius – July 31
  • The Empty Man – August 7
  • The One And Only Ivan – August 14
  • Malignant – August 14
  • Monster Hunter – September 4
  • Without Remorse – September 18
  • Death On The Nile – October 9
  • The Witches – October 9
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead – October 23
  • Everyone’s Talking About Jamie – October 23
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog – November 13
  • Deep Water – November 13
  • Dune – December 18
  • West Side Story – December 18
  • Tom And Jerry – December 23
  • News Of The World – December 25

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