Former United States Marine Trevor Reed was freed following a U.S.-Russian prison swap. Reed, who was jailed in 2020 on assault charges in relation to a drunken incident in Moscow that took place during the previous year, was released after a "lengthy negotiation process," Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday. The veteran was released in exchange for Russian Konstantin Yaroshenko, who had been incarcerated in the U.S. for more than a decade on drug smuggling charges. READ MORE.
It’s official “The Batman” is getting a sequel, with Robert Pattinson set to return as the main character. Warner Bros. revealed the plans last night at CinemaCon, the annual trade show for theater owners. “The Batman” director Matt Reeves was on hand to announce the news that he will write and direct the follow-up, but he did not provide any details about what the movie will entail. READ MORE.
As we know a federal judge in Florida voided the federal transportation mask mandate and most airports and major airlines in the United States dropped masking requirements. But not everyone may be comfortable taking to the skies without knowing their fellow passengers are masking up. With passengers in mind, United Airlines says people who are uncomfortable flying — like parents with young children who are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine — may be offered a credit or a refund. United has also extended the window to redeem flight credits through Dec. 31, 2023. READ MORE.
It generally costs between $15,000 and $60,000 to license a song for a movie, TV show, or video game. But there's one song that costs WAY more than that. AC/DC's “Thunderstruck” is the most expensive song to license. The producers of "Varsity Blues" paid $500,000 to use it in 1999 so there's a chance it may be more expensive than that now. READ MORE.