Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Arrival isn’t a political movie.
It is, in so many ways, an apolitical movie, a movie that wants to rise above the muck, cut through the nonsense, and cast a spotlight on concepts that should be universal to every member of the human race. Arrival is a film about patience and restraint, kindness and hope, communication and understanding. It sees our differences, the imagined barriers that divide us, as nothing short of apocalyptic. To survive, humanity must rise to the occasion and come together. To thrive, we must reconcile our passions and our intellects. We need to be smart. We need to be kind. We need to be brave.
But now, just a few days after the 2016 United States presidential election, Arrival has transformed into a beacon in the dark, a glimmer of light in a black room. The opening of a movie has never felt more fortuitous or more necessary. This was a great movie when I saw it over a month ago, but it is now a moral salve, an engine that can transform despair into hope.
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We’ve theorized that the upcoming JJ Abrams-produced Julius Onah-directed space station set thriller God Particle might be the third film in a Cloverfield film series before last month, it was confirmed by The Wrap, God Particle is Cloverfield 3. But if you ask the star of the movie, she claims she doesn’t have any idea how the films are connected and was shocked as anyone to hear these reports. Find out what she said about the God Particle Cloverfield connection, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Mission: Impossible franchise will return in 2018 to try and kill Tom Cruise yet again. Paramount has just set a release date for the sixth installment of their action blockbuster franchise, which is being directed by returning Rogue Nation helmer Chris McQuarrie. More details, plus a new date for Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing, below. Read More »
This weekend, we’ll be getting the first full trailer for Ghost in the Shell, the live-action adaptation of the anime of the same name. There’s a whole big event planned over in Tokyo where the trailer will be unveiled, and who knows what else will be coming from across the world.
While we’re waiting for the trailer to arrive, we’ve got a brief look behind the scenes of the set down in New Zealand, which doubles as the mid-twenty-first century fictional Japanese city of Niihama. If you can handle the overly enthusiastic mannequin of a host from Entertainment Tonight, you can get a glimpse of some of the action on set, as well as a quick chat with star Scarlett Johansson.
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Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I have no dog in the race when it comes to Ghost in the Shell, Rupert Sanders‘ upcoming adaptation of the massively popular Japanese science fiction franchise. I have not read the original manga and I haven’t seen the the animated films or television shows based on it. Honestly, my knowledge of the whole thing practically begins and ends with “female cyborg police officer goes on adventures throughout future Tokyo.” I will say this much, though: the latest snippet of footage is stylish enough to grab my attention and get me intrigued for the first trailer arriving this Sunday.
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Another character from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld might get the big screen treatment. Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to Avengelyne, a story about an angel banished to Earth. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale) is producing the comic book movie, and he’s eying the director’s chair.
Below, learn more about the potential Avengelyne movie.
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Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Julius Onah‘s God Particle got a big boost in advance hype last month when we learned it was actually the third Cloverfield movie, as we’d long suspected. But otherwise, Bad Robot is taking their usual secretive approach to God Particle. Star David Oyelowo won’t even disclose which character he’s playing in the movie. The most revealing thing he will say is that it’s not like his other sci-fi space travel spectacle, Interstellar. Read More »
Today the city of Chicago really does have something to celebrate with the Cubs winning the World Series last night for the first time in 108 years. However, trying to top the celebrations in the Windy City this winter will be the holiday comedy Office Christmas Party.
A new Office Christmas Party trailer has just arrived, and it provides many more details about the story at the center of the comedy. Basically, Jennifer Aniston is a top executive for some kind of business who has come to shut down a failing firm in downtown Chicago unless they land a huge account that has landed in their lap. And the best way to do that is apparently to throw the most insane Christmas rager ever. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
So far, much of the conversation surrounding Ghost in the Shell has been about the deeply questionable decision to cast white person Scarlett Johansson to lead an adaptation of a Japanese property. But whether you’re on board with that choice or not, the fact remains that this movie is coming out in just a few months. Which means Paramount would like to take this time to remind you that there’s more to this film than controversy.
Like, for instance, an actual story. A new report reveals some interesting Ghost in the Shell info, including which storylines and elements they’ve chosen to bring over from the source material, and now. Get all the latest Ghost in the Shell plot details below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
“Kick some ass, get the girl, try to look dope while you’re doing it.” That’s the advice Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) gives spy / extreme sports enthusiast (Vin Diesel) in the new trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and it’s really the appeal of this entire movie in a nutshell. Sometimes, you just want to watch a movie about a guy who kicks some ass, gets the girl, and tries to look dope while he’s doing it. Whether he succeeds at looking dope, of course, is the question, and that’s up for you to judge. Watch the xXx 3 trailer below.
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