Fede Alvarez interview

Director Fede Alvarez is all about defying expectations. First, he did the impossible and made an Evil Dead remake that managed to live up to the nasty legacy of the original. Now, he’s back with Don’t Breathe, a terrifying thriller that never zigs when it can zag, pushing the boundaries of good taste at every opportunity.

The set-up is refreshingly simple: three young criminals break into the home of a blind man, hoping to make off with the fortune he supposedly has stashed away. But that blind man is tough military veteran played by Stephen Lang and those crooks are on his turf and he has a few surprises in store for them. It’s intense. It’s gnarly. It’s grotesque. It may even go a little too far, but hey, you’ve got to admire its gleefully deranged commitment. I enjoyed it as SXSW and enjoyed it just as much just a few weeks ago. Alvarez is the real deal.

I was able to sit down with Alvarez after my second viewing and like many of the directors responsible for the most gruesome of horror movies, he turned out to be thoughtful, funny, and full of great stories. We spoke about directing Stephen Lang, channeling (and rejecting) cinematic influences, and how the film’s best scene was the result of a last-minute on-set rewrite.

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Even though director James Gunn has a comfortable home at Marvel Studios after directing Guardians of the Galaxy and the forthcoming sequel, he has no involvement with Spider-Man: Homecoming. However, Gunn takes it upon himself now and then to keep the rumor mill controlled and comic book fan rage in check.

So when a rumor recently pegged black actress Zendaya as playing the traditionally white, redhead character of Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the sadly unsurprising anger at this casting decision prompted James Gunn to respond. Find out what James Gunn had to say about the Spider-Man Homecoming Mary Jane casting controversy after the jump. Read More »

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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have been confirmed to star in a new take on Jumanji at Sony Pictures for a little while now. Also, the Central Intelligence duo will be joined by Jack Black, as well as Nick Jonas supposedly continuing to broaden his acting career with a role as well. Now as the film moves closer to starting production, a new detail has emerged that changes our perspective of the movie a little bit.

According to a recent social media update by Dwayne Johnson, the new Jumanji isn’t a reboot, and it might be more of a legacy-quel instead. Get the details below. Read More »

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After being absent from the big screen for 13 years, Detective Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) were initially scheduled to return next June. Unfortunately, last week we heard Sony had pushed Bad Boys For Life to 2018. The reason for the delay? According to director Joe Carnahan (The Grey), the decision was made partly because of scheduling.

Below, Joe Carnahan discusses the new Bad Boys 3 release date and what to expect from the sequel.

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Although we likely won’t be seeing the first trailer for director Nikolaj Arcel‘s adaptation of The Dark Tower until October at the earliest, it looks like Sony isn’t going to be leaving us high and dry. A new image has arrived from the recently wrapped film, showing off a main character, a mysterious location, and a key line of dialogue from The Gunslinger, the first novel in the Stephen King series that inspired this film.

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James Bond Credits Metaphors

It’s no secret that James Bond is a a super misogynistic character. He’s a womanizing spy in every single one of his big screen adventures, and even Daniel Craig has pointed this very fact out before. When asked what we can learn from James Bond, Craig quite bluntly said, “Nothing. Let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist. A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.”

That’s something that’s never been subtle in the James Bond franchise as everyone expects him to make a double entendre about sex while speaking to any of the Bond girls hired for a particular movie. Even the opening credits sequences are full of visuals that serve as not-so-subtle metaphors for sex, as one video hilariously lays out in the most obvious way after the jump. Read More »

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Even though Spider-Man: Homecoming has been in production down in Atlanta, Georgia for awhile now, we’ve yet to see any official photos emerge online. Sure, there have been spy photos that have provided hints of what we’ll see in the first solo outing for Sony and Marvel’s new collaborative spin on the webslinger, but that’s it. Well, now we have about as close to an official image as we’ll get with a Spider-Man: Homecoming poster that was spotted at Magic Las Vegas, a fashion trade show for apparel vendors.

Check out the Spider-Man Homecoming poster after the jump. Read More »

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Even though there have been rumblings of a Step Brothers sequel, it’s safe to say that project is probably just a pipe dream at this point. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t have another team-up of Talladega Nights stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the near future.

Holmes and Watson is a comedic take on Sherlock Holmes that has been kicking around since 2008, but it fell to the wayside when Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the detective with Robert Downey Jr. moved forward quickly and successfully. But now it appears enough time has passed for the project to resurface as a new project for Ferrell and Reilly to finally reunite yet again.

Get details on Holmes and Watson after the jump. Read More »