MOVIES WITH BIG AL: Venom, A Star Is Born


VENOM (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

WHO'S IN IT? Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed


  • The movie was supposed to have an R rating, but Sony execs made it PG-13 to fit better with the rest of the Spider-Man universe.
  • This is the first film in Sony's Marvel Universe adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Venom made his debut in Marvel comics in 1988.
  • Topher Grace played Eddie Brock / Venom in Spider-Man 3 (2007).

A STAR IS BORN (Musical)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

WHO'S IN IT? Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay


  • This is the third remake of Star Is Born. The original came out in 1937 and starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The 1954 version starred Judy Garland and James Mason, while the 1976 iteration starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
  • A few years back Clint Eastwood was in talks to direct BeyoncĂ© in the third remake of a Star Is Born.
  • This is Bradley Cooper's directorial debut.
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