Demon Slayer: Infinity Train Is A Box-Office Blockbuster In Japan

Demon Slayer

In this article, we are going to talk about the currently released anime movie named Demon Slayer: Infinity Train. The film has recently made its release on the 16th Of October and has been the blockbuster movie of Japan this year. The movie has been directed by Haruo Sotozaki and has been produced by Ufotable production company.

Not many details regarding the plot have been revealed so far, but it is being said that the movie is a part of the popular anime TV series of the same title. The story is about the fight between Tanjiro Kamado and his friends, and Enmu, the last of the lower moons of the Twelve Kizuki. Tanjiro and his friends are members of a secret society named the Demon Corps, who have been secretly waging wars against the demons for centuries.

Demon Slayer-Tanjiro joined the Demon Corps after a demon slaughtered his entire family in his village home while he was gone.

Demons are humans who have sold their souls to the dark underworld to gain power. Recent mysterious events of passengers disappearing from a train are reported to the corps who therein sends Tanjiro and his friends to the crime site for further investigations. On their way, they are accompanied by Kyojuro Rengoku, who is the Flame Hashira. But the whole group is devoid of the knowledge that this is all Enmu’s doing, and he was eagerly waiting for the group to come so that he could set-up a deadly trap for them. It all depends on Tanjiro & Co. for how long they take to figure out the entire situation and defeat Enmu.

Demon Slayer: Infinity Train has shattered the box-office collection records in Japan, surpassing Disney’s Frozen 2.

This is the first feature-length film of the franchise, which has spread its hype and popularity like wildfire all across Japan. The movie was released on 16th October 2020 and is the first film of the franchise releasing right after the end of its first season as an anime TV series. It sets the tone as well as the mood of the movie as the story continues from the point where the first season ended. The anime movie from Ufotable has had its widest theatrical release ever, surpassing even Disney’s Frozen 2 and set to score a new record at the box office. Now the release only took place in Japan, so considering its flaming popularity, it might even smash its own box-office records when released in the west. Here’s the official trailer for the movie viz. AniplexUS:

This feature film continues the storyline right from where it ended in the first of its animated TV series. Tanjiro and his Demon Corps friends keep looking for a way to get rid of the demonic world and completely separate it from the human world. Parallelly they also search for a cure to bring Tanjiro’s sister Nezuko back into the human form as she is presently a semi-demon (a demon who hasn’t lost its human soul and values). The film’s plot is that Tanjiro and his friends have been handed the responsibility to investigate the case of people mysteriously disappearing from a train. While investigating, the group has a face-off with a demon named Enmu, and thus the story goes forward. The objective of making this film was to set a base for the upcoming season, i.e., Season 2, which will probably release in 2021.

Here’s a post by a Reddit user named MysteryInc152 where he breaks down the no. of showings for the movie in Japan and how it breaks Frozen 2’s wide theatrical release record:

Demon Slayer: Mugen Train will have the widest release of all time in Japan, almost doubling Frozen 2’s (the previous record-holder) show count from anime

Everything coming to Disney+ this October 2020

Hello, fans of pop-culture, welcome to GizmoSeries, and in this article, we will shed light on the upcoming TV shows and movies coming to Disney+ this October 2020. Due to the global pandemic, countries worldwide introduced lockdowns and advised their citizens to practice self-isolation to prevent the virus from spreading. This further led to a stop in conducting business freely worldwide. Because of that, the market crashed, jobs were lost, and the production cycle of TV shows and movies was wholly jeopardized.

Thankfully, this isn’t the case anymore as things have slowly started to change this past month. With the resume in production, everything seems to be on track. A similar thing is with movies – a lot of them arrived on online streaming platforms keeping everybody’s safety in mind. Below you can find the complete list of all the television shows and movies coming to Disney+ this October.

October 1

Maleficient on Disney+
Maleficient Still
  • Maleficient

October 2

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 2
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • Secrets of the Zoo: Down Under (Season 1)
  • The Simpsons (Season 31)
  • Zenimation Extended Edition Premiere
  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode 102 – “Happy Birthday, Gino!”
  • One Day at Disney Episode 144 – “Pablo Tufino: Ride Show Technician”
  • Weird But True Episode 308 – “Our Solar System”

October 9

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Oil Spill of the Century
  • Wild Portugal
  • X2
  • The Right Stuff Premiere Episode 101 – “Sierra Hotel”, Episode 102 – “Goodies”
  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode 103 – “Betty and the Beast”
  • Weird But True Episode 309 – “Cooking”
  • One Day at Disney Episode 145 – “Gabriela Clark: Creative Print Marketing”

October 16

  • Disney Junior the Rocketeer (Season 1)
  • Drain (Season 3)
  • Lost on Everest
  • Marvel’s Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United
  • Clouds Premiere
  • The Right Stuff Episode 103 – “Single Combat Warrior”
  • One Day At Disney Episode 146 – “Alfredo Ayala: R&D Imagineer”
  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode 104 – “Meet the Mandrills”
  • Meet the Chimps Premiere
  • Weird But True Episode 310 – “Explorers”

October 23

  • Gathering Storm (Season 1)
  • India from Above (Season 1)
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures (Shorts) (Season 4)
  • Pompeii: Secrets of the Dead
  • Ultimate Viking Sword
  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode 105 – “Aardvark Love!”
  • Once Upon a Snowman Premiere
  • The Big Fib New Episode 116 – 130
  • The Right Stuff Episode 104 – “Advent”
  • Weird But True Episode 311 – “Scuba Diving”
  • One Day At Disney Episode 147 – “Jason Benetti: Play-by-Play Commentator”

October 30

  • Disney the Owl House (Season 1)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • X-Ray Earth (Season 1)
  • The Mandalorian Season Premiere “Chapter 9”
  • Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Episode 106 – “Peri’s Prickly Pregnancy”
  • The Right Stuff Episode 105 – “The Kona Kai Seance”
  • Weird But True Episode 312 – “Camping”
  • One Day At Disney Episode 148 – “Dana Amendola: Disney Theatrical Productions”

Everything coming to Netflix this October 2020

Hello pop-culture fans, welcome to GizmoSeries, and in this article, we will shed light on the upcoming movies and shows coming to Netflix this October 2020. The year 2020 has been a strenuous period for all of us as it restricted us indoors and made us deal with our internal issues rather than letting go past by our daily busy lives. It brought cold and hard truths about humanity about how insignificant we are before the mother nature. To keep our minds off these issues, TV Shows and movies became our best friends. But even they had to put their productions on hold due to the virus’s wrath.

Thankfully this isn’t the case anymore as productions have resumed and have slowly started returning to sets from under the wraps. Here is the full list of all the movies and shows that will premiere on Netflix this October, so that you can finally end your boredom.

October 1

shows coming to netflix october 2020
American Assassin Still
  • All Because Of You [Pasal Kau]
  • American Assassin
  • The American Game
  • Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire
  • Carmen Sandiego: Season 3
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Child 44
  • Daylight
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Facing the Giants
  • Familiar Wife: Season 1
  • Good Morning, Veronica [Bom Dia, Veronica]: Season 1
  • I’m Leaving Now [Ya Me Voy]
  • Jessabelle
  • Journey of an African Colony: Season 1
  • Kin
  • The Losers
  • Mortdecai
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood
  • Psycho-Pass: The Movie
  • Space Jam
  • Syriana
  • Wonder
  • World Trade Center
  • The Worst Witch: Season October 4 2
  • The Binding
  • A Chaster Marriage
  • Dick Johnson Is Dead
  • Emily in Paris: Season 1
  • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween
  • Oloture
  • Serious Men
  • Song Exploder: Volume 1
  • Turkish Dance School
  • Vampire vs. the Bronx
  • You’ve Got This

October 3

  • Comopop: Season 1
  • Curious Como: Season 1
  • Good Game: The Beginning
  • Pat a Pat Como: Season October 1 4
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

October 6

  • The Mule
  • StarBeam: Halloween Hero

October 7

  • Do Sol Sol La La Soul: Season 1
  • Hubie Halloween
  • Private Lives: Season 1
  • To the Lake

October 8

  • Bigflo & Oli: Hip Hop Frenzy
  • The Dark Tower
  • Tanda Tanya

October 9

  • Deaf U: Season 1
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 2: Rio
  • The Forty-Year-Old Version
  • Ginny Weds Sunny
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor: Limited Series
  • Super Monsters: Dia de Los Monsters

October 12

  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season October 3 13
  • The Cabin with Bert Kreischer: Season 1
  • Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef

October 14

  • BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
  • Mandy
  • The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo
  • Unbroken: Path to Redemption

October 15

  • A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting
  • Love Like the Falling Rain
  • Rooting for Roona
  • Social Distance: Season October 1 16
  • Arrow: Season 8
  • Dream Home Makeover: Season 1
  • Grand Army: Season 1
  • La Revolution: Season 1
  • The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3
  • Someone Has to Die: Limited Series
  • Star Trek: Discovery: Season 3, weekly
  • The Trial of the Chicago October 7 18
  • First Reformed
  • October 19
  • Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2

October 20

  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection

October 21

  • Assassination Nation
  • Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: Season 3
  • Rebecca

October 22

  • Cadaver

October 23

  • Bad Neighbours
  • Barbarians: Season 1
  • Dr. Romantic: Season 2
  • Flipper
  • Move: Season 1
  • Out of Sight
  • Over the Moon
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • The Queen’s Gambit: Season 1
  • Stolen Away: Season October 1 27
  • Blood of Zeus: Season 1
  • Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 4
  • Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score

October 28

  • All About Nina
  • Holidate
  • Johnny English Strikes Again
  • Night School
  • Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight
  • Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb
  • You Animal!

October 30

  • Bronx
  • His House
  • Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4
  • Suburra: Blood on Rome: Season 3

Is Netflix’s Ratched a True Story?

Ratched

In this article, we are going to talk about Netflix produced web television series, Ratched, and whether it’s based on true events or not. The series is a Thai fantasy psychological thriller TV series that premiered on Netflix on 18th September 2020. The TV series is based on the 1962 novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and has been developed by Ryan Murphy and produced by the executive producers namely, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley, Jacob Epstein, Michael Douglas, Sarah Paulsen, and many more.

Ratched is based on the 1962 novel, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is a drama series that suspensefully tells the real-life story of an asylum nurse Mildred Ratched. The series is based on the real-life experiences of Ken Kesey, who is the author of the above-mentioned novel. Mildred Ratched arrives in a leading mental hospital in Northern California to seek a job. The hospital is famous for performing mental experiments. To make herself presentable as every new employee always is, Mildred takes up the alias of a doting nurse, always sincere and dutiful. But life is not a perfect picture portraying all good things and values. Mildred is introduced to the reality i.e., the real side of the healthcare system of the country and how dark and ruthless stuff constantly takes place in the sector especially in the mental healthcare sector. These dark and mishap incidents take a toll on her mind and she slowly changes from a doting nurse to a cold-hearted ruthless monster who ruled over the mental patients with an iron fist.

Stills from the first season.

In the novel, Mildred has been described as a “physically imposing and supernaturally frightening” figure but according to the audience who’ve seen the show on Netflix, the casting was wrong and that Sarah Paulson couldn’t nail the role even remotely close to the originality.

Netflix has quoted the character as (viz. Wikipedia), “Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.”

The cast of the series is as follows, Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, and Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood.

 

Apple launched its first online retail store in India. Here’s Everything You Should Know

Fortnite

Can you believe that for all this time the most premium smartphone brand in this entire world did not have its official online shopping site or an online retail store here in India? Duh!! Me too. But that is not the case anymore. I’m talking about none other than Apple and yes, good news for you Apple freaks as Apple products are now available for sale in India at the company’s official site.

The company released its first smartphone here in India in the year 2007. Since then its products were only available in its official retail stores spread across the country and viz. third-party retailers such as Reliance Digital and online shopping sites such as Flipkart, Amazon, etc.

On September 23rd, 2020, Apple announced that it had remodeled its official site for India and had added the feature of “online shopping” to it wherein a consumer/customer can browse through their favorite Apple products, add them to their wishlist or cart, and purchase them at their own convenience after which their purchased product would be delivered right at their doorstep.

Here’s what Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had to say about this matter,

Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice-president of Apple, also added, “We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities.” He also said, “We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time.”

According to commercial predictions, India is quickly becoming the biggest consumer market in Asia as technology is advancing day by day and its demand is ever-increasing especially in this country. Simplifying the shopping experience for its Indian customers is the thing that Apple had planned for quite a long time ago. The addition of the “online shopping” feature for this country will help Apple boost its finances to attain a stronghold in the tech market. Additionally, due to the international issues of India with China, Apple has already started shifting its factories and manufacturing centers to India and since 2017 it has already started manufacturing its iPhone models (iPhone 11) in Chennai viz. its subsidiary Foxconn.

The Boys Season 2 Reveals Major Details About “The Female” Kimiko’s Tragic Past

The Boys

In this article, we are going to talk about a web television series, The Boys, and its latest release – Season 2. The TV series belongs to the action-fiction superhero genre and is based on the characters from DC Comics. It premiered on 26th July 2019 on Amazon Prime Video. The original comic-book was created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and the series has been developed by Eric Kripke. It has been produced by Hartley Gorenstein and Gabriel Garcia.

The Boys is set in a timeline where the planet is inhabited by superpowered individuals and they are seen as heroes by the general public. These heroes are owned by an organization named Vought International that markets and monetizes these heroes. But just because the society looks up to them as heroes do not mean that they actually are on their flip side. The show portrays the arrogant and corrupt side of these so-called “superheroes” and hence the entire unit of heroes is divided into two teams due to the difference in their mentality. One is the company’s premier superhero team named Seven and is lead by the arrogant and egoistical, The Homelander. The other team i.e., The Boys is lead by Billy Butcher who hates the members of Seven and thus aims to keep them in line.

The Boys – Arch Nemesis of The Seven

Season 1 kickstarted with the abovesaid premise and now here we are into 2020 with the second season. If you haven’t started viewing the second season then here’s the official trailer to the same:

SPOILER ALERT!!!

Well, looking from the trailer it seems that this time it’s going to be one epic showdown between The Boys and The Seven. It seems quite obvious that The Boys are much weaker compared to The Seven but this time they have someone on their end who might turn out to be the trump card against The Seven. I’m talking about the character, “The Female” aka Kimiko Miyashiro. The Boys stumble onto her only to find her locked in a cage in a Triad hideout beneath a grocery store, under heavy security. The protagonists first take her to be the victim looking at her state but when they dig a little deeper they find out that she’s equally badass and savage as the members of The Seven. Investigations into her past lead The Boys to witness her extremely violent activities of rage killings and trail of blood. Season 2 is all about this character and how she’ll help The Boys in defeating The Seven and Vought International.

The Seven who act like they’re The Justice League of America which they actually aren’t.

Kimiko along with Hughie, Mother’s Milk, and Frenchie learn about a terrorist who possessed telekinetic abilities and is on the loose. With Kimiko being on the side of The Boys, Butcher (leader of The Boys) makes a deal with Mallory to capture this terrorist in exchange for his wife Becca who is revealed to be alive at the end of Season 1. The terrorist is none other than Kenji, Kimiko’s brother. The siblings were captured when the Shining Light Liberation Army captured them after raiding their village and killing their family. They served in the army for many years until Kimiko was smuggled to the US and was injected with the Compound V while her brother remained in the army and met the same fate as hers. Kenji, later on, witnessed his village being raided by the Americans who laid a massacre after their attack. This boiled his blood and he vowed revenge on them. Hence, Kenji is in the US. But the siblings find themselves at odds with each other as Kimiko is with The Boys who protect the Americans and Kenji is on his path of revenge against them. Kimiko confronts Kenji but the event is immediately interrupted by The Seven’s newest recruit – Stormfront who prepares to launch an attack on Kimiko. Kenji steps in to protect her sister and in turn die brutally at the hands of Stormfront. Hence, the story unfolds as to who would win at the end, The Boys or The Seven.

Wonder Woman 84 Villain Cheetah Will Have Different Evolution

Cheetah

Justice League was a huge let down on the part of DC to compete against Marvel’s mighty Avengers. But the loss was compensated when DC released Wonder Woman and Aquaman, both of which received some sheer positive reviews. A few months after the release of Wonder Woman (released on 2nd June 2017), Warner Bros. confirmed that the movie would get a sequel.

The sequel was named ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’ which would represent the cold war period as the theme of the movie. Gal Gadot would be back as Diana along with Patty Jenkins as the director of the movie. A trailer to the sequel was launched by Warner Bros. on 9th December 2019, and it introduced some new faces such as that of Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig. It was reported that Kristen Wiig would be playing the pivotal role of the antagonist in the movie.

In relation to the news reports and speculations, the director Patty Jenkins posted on her social media handle that ‘Cheetah’ will be the primary villain of the sequel movie. After her announcement, it was pretty clear that Kristen Wiig will take on that role.

According to the comic books, Cheetah is a split personality of renowned American archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva who is approached by Diana, and they become really good friends until she transforms into a half human-half cheetah kind of being and is the arch-nemesis of Diana’s alias Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman 1984 was supposed to release on 5th June this year but got pushed to 2nd October due to the coronavirus pandemic that has been around since March.

Recently, Kristen Wiig has dropped a hint that her character Cheetah will have multiple evolutions in the movie series franchise. In a teaser that dropped earlier this month, it was shown that Kristen is undergoing a character transformation from an archaeologist to Diana’s friend to the villainous Cheetah.

During an interview with InStyle, she said, “There are different evolutions to my character. I will leave you with that.” She also talked about how she landed the role of Cheetah for the movie.

She said, “I’m a superhero nerd, so this is my dream. I’ve always wanted to have superpowers. My agent called and said, ‘Patty Jenkins wants to talk to you. She won’t say what it’s about, but she’s directing another Wonder Woman movie.”

She also added, “It was all very secretive. I went out to London to test for it, which was one of the most nerve-racking things in my life. After that, Patty and I met for a drink and really hit it off. I didn’t hear anything for a while till I got home, so I flipped out when I got the part.”

“I never thought I’d get the chance to be in one of those movies – I’m in my 40s, and I’m not known for being this type of actor. I would look around the set and think, ‘I can’t believe I’m in this.'”

Zack Snyder Shares New Steppenwolf Design To The Fans

Zack Snyder

The success that Marvel and Disney have garnered from the Avengers franchise is inexplicable. However, the same cannot be said about DC’s Justice League as right after the release of the titled movie. It started receiving harsh critical remarks from fans and audiences for its failure to compete with its Marvel counterparts.

DC was really close to releasing the Zack Snyder version of the Justice League, but the director got trapped into some personal problems related to his family, and he was substituted with Joss Whedon – the man behind the titled Avengers movies and responsible for making them extremely successful before the audiences.

Whedon’s success might have been praise-worthy for the Marvel Cinematic Universe but spoke otherwise for the DCEU. His capabilities couldn’t vamp up the Justice League as he did with the Avengers. Hence, a lot of dislike ness and abhorrence was spewed by the fans on social media, which lead to mass demand for the original version of the Justice League, i.e., Snyder’s Cut. Even the actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa who played Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, respectively in the movie, took to their social media accounts participating in the protest and pleading Warner Bros. to release the Snyder Cut version of the Justice League.

Zack Snyder

After months of online protests, Warner Bros. finally listened to the plea and gave a green signal to release the Snyder Cut. But before it could be released into the theatres, the world went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, it was decided for the movie to be released on HBO Max in 2021. Since the passing of this decision, director Zack Snyder had posted a teaser to the Snyder Cut version, which featured Darkseid for the first time in the DCEU. Here’s the teaser,

The teaser got everyone hyped about the brand new avatar of the Justice League that they were going to see after such a miserable let down previously. But wait, there’s more. Recently, Snyder has also teased a new sketch of Steppenwolf on his Vero account. Could this mean that in his Snyder Cut, he’s featuring both Darkseid and Steppenwolf?? Man, even I’m getting hyped about this!!

His caption reads, “Sorry he’s Low resolution, but I’ve seen him in all his hi-Rez glory, and he’s a thing to behold. Quick question — how many fucks do you think he gives?” 

Steppenwolf was the prime villain in Whedon’s version, where we saw his objective was to acquire all the three mother boxes so that he could have total domination over Earth. Snyder’s Cut will feature him in a more badass way than Whedon’s. Snyder’s Cut is also said to have a longer runtime than Whedon’s JL.