Last night brought the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, bringing the iconic late night sketch comedy show into its 41st season. Coming back from the summer break is always hard for a cast and crew that puts together the show in just one week (which is always remarkable, whether it’s a particularly good episode or not), and last night was no exception.
Miley Cyrus returned to host the show and pulled double duty as musical guest, bringing her over-the-top, controversial, edgy antics along with her, though at this point it feels more manufactured than genuine. Thankfully, they didn’t rely on Miley Cyrus as a wild personality for too much of the show, but that doesn’t mean this season premiere was all that great.
Check out my full review of the Miley Cyrus Saturday Night Live episode below! Read More »
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Right now James Wan is busy shooting The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, opting to return to horror instead of directing Furious 8 for Universal Pictures (which is having some trouble locking down a director, with Vin Diesel promising an announcement soon). But he’ll also be wearing his producing hat for another promising horror project.
New Line has just picked up the rights to The Boy Who Drew Monsters, Keith Donohue’s novel which hit shelves last year and arrives on paperback on October 13th, and James Wan will produce the big screen adaptation. So what’s the book about? Read More »
We already know that Transformers 5 is in the works at Paramount Pictures, and Michael Bay is in early talks to come back and direct yet again, though the filmmaker himself said they’re still working out specifics and nothing is official yet. Yet again it has also been said that this will be the last Transformers movie Bay will direct, but that doesn’t mean the franchise won’t continue after that.
In fact, Hasbro executive vice president and chief content officer Stephen Davis recently partook in the MIP Junior Conference and revealed that the writers room that was assembled over the summer for the Transformers franchise has resulted in a plan for a total of four live-action sequels, which means we’ll get Transformers sequels rolling out for the next 10 years. Read More »
Though Steve McQueen is known for iconic film roles in movies such as The Thomas Crown Affair and Bullitt, the actor was also a real racing fanatic. And in 1971, McQueen tried to combine his passion for racing and filmmaking by directing and starring in Le Mans, a racing drama about the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, the world’s oldest active sports car event in endurance racing.
Unfortunately, the film was box office flop that audiences just didn’t respond to, and the production couldn’t have been more hellacious. Now a new documentary called Steve McQueen: The Man and LeMans chronicles the troubled production, focusing on the dream of the man and the myth, who just may have felt too much pressure as the King of Cool.
Watch the Steve McQueen documentary trailer below! Read More »
Lionsgate is starting to round up the cast for their forthcoming big screen version of Power Rangers, based on the kids’ television show that has seen nearly 20 different iterations, and they’re looking to give a big break to some mostly unknown names for the five lead roles.
This weekend the studio is testing some up and coming talent to play the teenagers turned superheroes, and with the exception of The Way Way Back and Soul Surfer star AnnaSophia Robb, you may not be very familiar with most of these Power Rangers casting options. Read More »
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It seems like Nicolas Cage doesn’t turn down anything nowadays. From Left Behind to Season of the Witch, the last five years haven’t been full of Cage’s best decisions. However, there was one point when Cage was a little more choosy, and he turned down what could have been one of the biggest roles of his career.
In a recent interview, Cage revealed that he was offered a lead role in Lord of the Rings, but he ended up turning it down. So which Nicolas Cage Lord of the Rings pairing almost happened? Read More »
A film adaptation of the driving video game Gran Turismo has been in the works for a couple years now, and the project is now shifting gears with a new pair of writers being brought on board.
Previously, Watchmen writer Alex Tse was brought on board the project, but now it will be RED screenwriting duo Jon and Erich Hoeber are now scripting the film that will be directed by Oblivion and TRON Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski. Read More »
The future of Pacific Rim 2 was uncertain for a little bit, but Universal Pictures is supposedly still dedicated to making the sequel at some point, even though they took it off their 2017 release calendar. And it sounds like Guillermo del Toro is still eyeing certain stars for the sequel, and he just revealed one of the hopefuls.
The director posted on his recently created Twitter page that he had lunch with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and he very clearly indicated that he will have her on board for Pacific Rim 2. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get out of the house to see some cartoons, herald a new He-Man documentary, say goodbye to a Chicago summer, take some candids of people cooler than us, and get to know one of soccer’s most pretty players.
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