Venom Director Weighs in on Major Plot Hole

Frank Masi © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sony Pictures Entertainment
Frank Masi © 2017 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sony Pictures Entertainment

​Venom​ is already one of the more polarizing MCU films, with a major chasm between the critics who disliked it and the fan base that enjoyed it. However, even the biggest fan could not ignore one obvious plot hole.

At the beginning of the movie, the symbiotes arrive on Earth and one of them, Riot, gets loose, and invades one of the first responders, who later transfers the symbiote to an elderly woman. Since the symbiote has to constantly maneuver from one host to another to survive, it doesn't make sense that Riot would remain within the old woman for the next six months.

Venom director ​Ruben Fleischer agrees it is a plot hole, but it was a byproduct of an important aspect of the movie and its main character, Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock.

"Our idea was that Riot was using up the life force of whoever he took, and then he jumped ship when he'd consumed them and then find a new host to carry him further on his journey ... That's one of our few—hopefully—few logic bumps," Fleischer told GameStop. "But we had to have a passage of time in order to show Eddie's downfall, and that was the one thing that doesn't entirely track."

Fleischer recognizes that it's a plot hole, but he has also found a humorous way to justify it.

"I like to think that old lady was going around murdering all throughout Malaysia, and she was just having a good old time shooting shards through different people in Malaysia," he said.

Venom is still out in theaters and despite some negative reviews, ​it has been a major box office hit.

Friends's Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc Once Pitched the Idea of a Phoebe and Joey Romance

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It's hard not to get sucked into all the romantic relationships that Ross, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe had on the hit '90s sitcom Friends. And if you're a devout fan of the show, you probably have some opinions of your own on the various love interests seen throughout the 10 seasons. Or you may even have rooted to see relationships play out that never happened. For those viewers who ever hoped to see Phoebe and Joey get together: you're not alone. That was one romance Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc pushed for, too.

During a joint interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 2016 (per Insider), Kudrow and LeBlanc, who played Phoebe and Joey, respectively, revealed that they had pitched a secret affair between their characters at one point in the show. When asked why the pair never got together, LeBlanc explained:

"Towards the end we actually pitched the idea that Joey and Phoebe had been having casual sex the entire time. We’d go back and shoot all the historical scenes and just before a moment that everyone recognizes, there’s Joey and Phoebe coming out of a broom closet together. But they were like, 'Nah.'"

While the idea sounds like it was shot down pretty quickly, imagine the Central Perk crew finding out that Joey and Phoebe had been having an affair all along. But for now, this reveal from the actors is all just a "moo point" at the end of the day.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing

She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
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In October 2019, Reviews.org chose five lucky couch potatoes for its “Disney+ Dream Job,” a position that paid people $1000 and gave them a year-long Disney+ subscription to watch 30 Disney programs in 30 days.

Now, the technology review site is accepting applicants for a similar (albeit less time-consuming) role: 10 people will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a free year of Disney+ to watch one single Disney film. Since most Disney movies are around 90 minutes long, your one-time wage works out to about $133 per hour.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to giveaways@reviews.org with “Dream Job” in the subject line and your name and the title of your favorite Disney film in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pick the “right” movie or explaining why you’re the right person for the job. You do, however, have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, April 10, and winners will be notified by email on the following Monday, April 13.

While October’s dream job was more about drumming up excitement for Disney+, which was a brand-new platform at the time, this one is all about encouraging social distancing and supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. With Disney+’s wide array of entertainment at your disposal—from National Geographic animal documentaries to animated classics you loved as a kid—you might feel a little less bored while you’re camped out on your couch.

If you want to check out Disney+ for yourself, head here to learn how to get a free seven-day trial.

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