Real Genius, the 1985 college campus comedy starring Val Kilmer, is a smart and cheeky guide to doing right by the old coming of age comedy structure. So, naturally, a new Real Genius TV show that will relaunch the title is dropping most of the signature elements. That’s how things sound at least, as the new show will be a workplace comedy rather than a school-set story. Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
That shot above is the first look at Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin and Irène Jacob in the new Paul Schrader film, Dying of the Light. Cage plays a CIA agent whose vision is failing as he undertakes his final mission.
Schrader scripted the movie in 2010, and it was once set to be directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. After Refn’s plan to make the film with Harrison Ford failed due to creative differences between director and star, Refn stepped back to a producer role while Schrader took the director’s chair. Along with this image comes some controversy about the film’s cut, and the departure of Schrader, which you can read more about below. Read More »
Fox is continuing the X-Men franchise with X-Men: Apocalypse, for which Bryan Singer will return to direct. That film isn’t set for release until May 2016, but the blu-ray release of this year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past provides Fox with a prime opportunity to launch viral promotions that expands the world seen in the X-Men films, and possibly begins to link them together. Check out a four-minute Days of Future Past viral video below, and get links to a couple websites that represent organizations claiming to work for the benefit of mutantkind. Read More »
Here we have news on two very different series coming from Netflix. First: the streaming service has picked up rights to the BBC series Peaky Blinders, which adds Tom Hardy to its second season roster this fall. We hadn’t known when we’d see the new season in the States, so it’s great to know that we can soon see Peaky Blinders on Netflix.
And then the company has also picked up rights to the ’80s kids property Popples, which will be developed as an animated series. More info on both is below. Read More »
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returned to television last night with its season two premiere. The show featured looks at a few new characters such as Isabelle Hartley (Lucy Lawless) and Carl “Crusher” Creel, aka the Absorbing Man (Brian Patrick Wade), along with returning agents and a few guests from the film side of the Marvel universe.
One new character who will appear this season is Bobbi Morse, often known as Mockingbird, played by Adrianne Palicki. She won’t show up until late October, but we’ve got the first look at her below, along with a surprising bit of information about the character’s allegiances.
Read More »
Sony’s PlayStation Network gets its first original series in the form of Powers, which adapts the comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The show follows two cops who police “powers,” which is the story’s term for super-powered individuals. Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward play the homicide detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, seen above. Now a set of four new Powers images have turned up, and you can see them below. Read More »
In Captain Phillips we saw a bit of the story of men caught up in Somali pirate rings, and now Fishing Without Nets offers a much deeper exploration of the lives of men who take up criminal activities on the seas. Cutter Hodierne began to tell this story with a 2012 short that took the Jury Prize for shorts at Sundance. This is his feature expansion of the story, which follows a troubled father who struggles to keep his family fed, leading him into piracy. See the Fishing Without Nets trailer below.
Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Fantastic Fest 2014 saw the debut of Felt, the new film from Toad Road director Jason Banker. Felt was one of the festival’s most striking films, with a power that has stuck with me for days after the premiere. The story follows a young woman named Amy as she embarks upon a journey of personal redefinition following a past trauma. Played by significant new talent Amy Everson, the character Amy is an artist whose work with fabrics and objects helps build a new physicality. She puts her work to use in a climax that resounds with rage. We’re proud to present the film’s first poster, and you can see that along with the Felt trailer below. Read More »