Plenty of banks have been robbed in the Western genre, but there aren’t many contemporary thrillers that use the premise nowadays. The last captivating modern Western that centered on a robbery was probably Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, and even then it was only a small part of a larger character story. But Hell or High Water has Chris Pine and Ben Foster stopping at nothing to get what they think is rightfully owed to them by the banks. However, Jeff Bridges isn’t letting them get away with it.
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After delivering the bumbling comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop, director Steve Carr is heading into the world of young adults with an Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, an adaptation of the book of the same name by James Patterson. With flairs of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Matilda and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the film looks like it’s perfectly geared towards the target audience who read the books, but with some familiar comedic talent to make it a little more appealing to adults.
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Lately, we’ve seen some trailers that begin with advertisements for the trailer. I don’t understand this trend, but it seems to keep happening. Hell or High Water is the latest trailer to begin with an ad, including shots we see later on in the footage. Why you’d have to sell a trailer to someone who’s already decided to watch it is beyond me, but enough about that. Let’s instead focus on Hell or High Water, the upcoming film from Starred Up and Perfect Sense director David Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s thriller stars Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, and more.
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This weekend you should go out of your way to catch 10 Cloverfield Lane, an outstanding original sci-fi thriller that keeps you guessing the whole way through. One of the many reasons the flick works so well is an outstanding performance by John Goodman, proving yet again that he’s one of the best character actors of his generation. And now the actor has lined up another film in which he can steal scenes from the stars.
CBS Films and Lionsgate have announced that John Goodman has joined the cast of Patriots Day, one of several Boston Marathon bombing dramas in the works. Find out more about his role and the rest of the Patriots Day cast below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Hollywood would have you believe that high school is the defining years of your life. Countless films follow teenagers as they look for the one magical thing that’ll get them laid or get them out of town, and even a lot of adult films seem to be based on the notion that you are who you sat with in the high school cafeteria. But as Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life shows, the years leading up to high school can be just as traumatic in their own way.
Based on the YA novel by James Patterson, Middle School follows Rafe (Griffin Gluck), an artsy kid who transfers to a strict new school. Fed up with all of the oppressive rules, Rafe and his best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca, a.k.a. the Burp King of Westchester) plot to break every single rule in the school’s code of conduct. Surrounding Rafe and Leo are a hilarious adult cast including Andy Daly, Adam Pally, Retta, Rob Riggle, and Lauren Graham. Watch the Middle School trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
You may love a lot of movies and books and games, but you probably only need one hand to count the pieces of art and culture that slammed into your brain with the force of a rogue asteroid and forever shaped your tastes. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and its sequels, written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell, are a key component in my personal make-up. These collections of creepy folklore, urban legends, and unsettling horror tales remain untouchable today – rarely has “kid-friendly” horror literature refused to pull its punches to this extent. These stories still bounce around inside my head every day, their macabre illustrations permanently branded upon my brain.
So yeah, I’m pretty excited about a twisted genius like director Guillermo del Toro taking this series to the big screen, and the fact that two new writers have been hired to work on the screenplay suggests that this project may actually come to fruition.
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Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The last time we heard from director Josh Boone‘s adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand, the film was still knee-deep in development hell. So it wasn’t surprising that Boone put this gigantic passion project on the back burner to bring a smaller and more manageable King novel to the screen instead. Right now, Revival is being shopped around to studios and Samuel L. Jackson is being eyed to star.
So where does that leave The Stand? Let’s just say that producer Roy Lee is using the phrase “holding pattern.”
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Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
2016 is definitely the year of the superhero team-up. Cap and Iron Man are assembling their teams for Civil War, while Bats, Supes, and Wonder Woman brace themselves for the Dawn of Justice. And now two of TV’s most lovable superheroes are also looking to join forces.
Grant Gustin, who leads The CW’s The Flash, is officially set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of CBS’ Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist as the titular superheroine. Get all the details on the Flash Supergirl crossover after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Hollywood has been flirting with a film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for years now, with A-list directors and actors constantly orbiting the project, only to drop out for reasons that are never fully disclosed. I’ll wager this reason: The Stand is a massive tome filled with so many important characters and so much incident that it that it feels borderline impossible to adapt properly. The not-very-good TV miniseries adaptation from 1994 had six hours and still couldn’t crack it.
And now, this long-gestating project has hit an interesting hiccup. The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone (who has been attached to this project for some time now) still plans to make The Stand, but he’s decided to put it on the back burner… while he directs a completely different Stephen King movie.
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