Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
If you’ve never seen a crime drama in your life, or alternately are so enamored of crime dramas that you’ll find anything involving cops and robbers inherently fascinating, you may enjoy Black Mass.
If you’re a Johnny Depp fan that’s been waiting years for the slightest suggestion of a comeback, you should probably watch Black Mass.
If none of these apply to you, well, you don’t need to go out of your way avoid Black Mass, but there’s no good reason for you to subject yourself to it, either. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. has about ten DC Extended Universe movies planned for the next five years, and it looks like they’re crowding in one more. Rumor has it a Booster Gold / Blue Beetle team-up is in the works, with Greg Berlanti directing and Zak Penn writing. In contrast to the dark and gritty vibe of the other DC projects, this one is envisioned as a buddy comedy. More details on the Booster Gold movie after the jump. Read More »
The new Point Break trailer reveals a wrinkle in the film’s plot: the criminals being tracked by young FBI agent Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) may be using a search for enlightenment to as an excuse for their Robin Hood-like crimes. So all the extreme sports stuff in this new movie, which takes the scope of the action way beyond surfing (but also includes insane surfing) is part of a grand quest. Whether or not skateboarding off the bow of a yacht (as seen above) is part of that, I’m not sure.
Point Break also stars Édgar Ramírez as the new version of Bodhi, and also features Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer, and Delroy Lindo. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
We’ve wondered what other details lay behind Legendary‘s move of Kong: Skull Island from Universal to Warner Bros., as the idea that WB was just a better fit for the movie seemed to be only part of the story. I wouldn’t say we know all the details yet, but a few revelations were dropped today about the state of the relationship between Universal and Legendary, and what is in store for Kong and Godzilla at Warner Bros.
The short version is that we’ll likely see a three-picture series at WB, with Skull Island being the first, Godzilla 2 being the second, and a third “King Kong vs Godzilla” film in which the two creatures will fight… or possibly even team up. Read More »
Ron Howard‘s new movie In the Heart of the Sea takes its major inspiration from the story of the whaling ship Essex, which ran afoul of a sperm whale in 1820, much to the dismay of its crew. The story was among the inspirations that led Herman Melville‘s creation of Moby Dick, and now Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland lead the cast portraying the embattled seamen. A new In the Heart of the Sea trailer helps to show that this story is more than just a tale of a single encounter at sea; check it out below. Read More »
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There have been a lot of rumors swirling about the future of the Man of Steel lately. The sequel to his 2013 revival from Zack Snyder has been rumored to be one of the projects that Mad Max: Fury Road helmer George Miller could direct, but the film has also been said to be on “permanent hold” until Warner Bros. Pictures really figures out what they want to do with the Big Blue Boy Scout.
In addition, there have been rumblings that Warner Bros. wants more Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and less of the Man of Steel (though Snyder may have had a reasonable explanation for that). Still things have been somewhat uncertain for the future of Superman in the DC Comics universe.
However, fans probably shouldn’t worry because Superman will always be an integral part of this comic book world, especially with Justice League on the way. And a new rumor actually debunks the “permanent hold” status of the sequel, revealing a potential Man of Steel 2 release date window as well as another potential DC Comics project for George Miller. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rocky spawned five sequels over thirty years, some better than others. Now in Creed, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) returns one more time to pass the torch to a new young fighter: Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his old friend and rival Apollo Creed. Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) directs. Watch the new Creed trailer after the jump. Read More »
The development of a live-action adaptation of Akira is a story that has quite a few twists and turns, but is pretty simple to summarize: no one has been able to crack it. Warner Bros. and Appian Way have tried with a few different creative teams, most recently with director Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop) set to make the movie. But WB wanted budget cuts, and it all fell apart.
Earlier this summer, however, development turned back on with Sons of Anarchy writer and Daredevil second season co-showrunner Marco J. Ramirez on hand to script. Now there’s a new Akira live-action rumor, that Warner Bros. is pushing for three films, and that Christopher Nolan is somehow involved. (Update: Or perhaps not; multiple sources have told me that Nolan has no part in this development.) Guess those budget cuts might not be as much of an issue now. Read More »
Whether you like it or not, we’re heading back into the universe of Blade Runner with a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi, film noir classic starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott. If the film arrives in 2017 as scheduled, there will have been 35 years between the original and the sequel, and that’s a long stretch of time to let pass before returning to the dark, futuristic version of LA. And if you thought Blade Runner 2 was a bad idea, you weren’t the only one.
In a recent interview, Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve talks Blade Runner 2, addressing the legacy of the original film, the huge challenge of directing a sequel now and how he even thought the movie might be a bad idea at first. Read More »