Gus Fring better call saul

In its second season, Better Call Saul became as good as Breaking Bad, the series it spun off from in the first place. It achieved this by finding a unique voice to call its own, refusing to feel just like its predecessor. In place of Walter White, a monster hiding in an everyman’s clothing, the series put us on the side of Jimmy McGill, the kind-hearted schemer whose every step toward “Saul Goodman” was like a jab to the soul. It’s a remarkable show, even if its very different tone hasn’t won over every member of Breaking Bad fandom.

So it’s not surprising that much of the marketing for Better Call Saul season 3 focuses on the character of Gustavo Fring, the popular Breaking Bad villain. What better way to convince those who fell off this (great) show (you fools!) to come back than to lean hard on something familiar? That brings us to this new promo, a training video for Los Pollos Hermanos where Fring teaches you, his future fast food employee, about communication.

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darren aronofsky

Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky was prepping an Evel Knievel biopic as his directorial follow-up to 2014’s Noah, but he ultimately moved on from that project and instead got the ball rolling on Mother!, a mysterious film with Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in the lead roles.

We known the film follows “a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence,” but that’s all that’s been announced so far. Thanks to a new report, we now at least know the filmmaker will be returning to familiar genre territory in his newest movie. Read on to learn more about Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!.
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Tobey Maguire Directing Debut

Over the years, producer Tobey Maguire has been busy. He’s produced The Fifth WaveZ for ZachariariahPawn Sacrifice, and Rock of Ages. In the eight years since Brothers, he’s produced more than acted, although he did very recently provide his voice for the #1 movie in America, Boss Baby. He doesn’t have any acting gigs coming up that we know of, but he is now gearing up to direct an adaptation of Jo Nesbo‘s (a pseudonym) Norwegian novel, “Blood on Snow.”

Below, learn more about the Tobey Maguire directing debut.

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Phoenix Forgotten

We’ve seen a handful of sci-fi movies take the found footage approach: Cloverfield, Europa Report, Apollo 18, the list goes on. I thought we might have reached “peak found footage” a few years ago, but a new trailer for a film called Phoenix Forgotten indicates that the trend hasn’t completely vanished.

What has disappeared, however, are the characters at the center of this film, which is based on the true story of the “Phoenix Lights,” one of the most widely-reported UFO sighting in American history. Watch the new Phoenix Forgotten trailer below. Read More »

New Prometheus 2 Title

As always, Sir Ridley Scott has more than a few options on his plate. He’s next directing a movie about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, which is currently attracting a trio of fine actors, including Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg, and he’s signed on to direct a movie about the Battle of Britain. Production on All The Money In The World, the Getty project, is expected to begin production next month in Italy.

Below, learn more about the All the Money in the World casting.

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Armie Hammer Freakshift casting

After working with the actor on Free Fire, director Ben Wheatley has a role for Armie Hammer in his next picture, Freakshift. The film is already set to star Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) in a story about monster hunters. Hammer, who’s built like a tree, could convincingly dispose of a few monsters, but it’s unclear whether he’s on the team hunting them down.

Below, learn more about the Armie Hammer Freakshift casting.

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deep blue sea sequel

Someone at Warner Premiere, the now obsolete company behind Lost Boys: The Tribe and Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective, is responsible for depriving audiences of a Deep Blue Sea sequel. Not just any sequel, but an Aliens-esque sequel involving pirates, Navy Seals, and weaponized sharks. The movie, which Jack Perez (Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus) was hired to write and direct, was initially going to go straight-to-DVD in 2009, but here we are now, still without a sequel to Renny Harlin‘s delightfully self-aware, Thomas Jane-led shark movie.

Below, learn why Deep Blue Sea 2 wasn’t meant to be.

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Unforgettable trailer

Denise Di Novi produced Crazy Stupid Love back in 2011, but that title could also work for her upcoming directorial debut, a psychological thriller called Unforgettable. Former rom-com queen Katherine Heigl plays a deranged woman who’s jealous of her ex-husband’s new fiancee Rosario Dawson, and she sets out to psychologically abuse his new lady in the hopes of getting her man back. Crazy? Check. Stupid? Check. Love? Misguided, but check. Watch the newest Unforgettable trailer below. Read More »

Message from the King Trailer

Audiences have quickly become familiar with Chadwick Boseman thanks to his turns as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, soul man James Brown in Get On Up, and color barrier-breaking baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42. But will they turn out to see him get revenge in his own action thriller?

Message from the King stars Chadwick Boseman as Jacob King, a man who comes to Los Angeles to find his sister Bianca, who has suddenly lost contact with him. Tracking her movements leads him to a seedy underbelly of crime and drugs where some dangerous people aren’t very happy that he’s trying to find out what happened to Bianca. But King isn’t easily intimated by this band of thugs, who are led by Alfred Molina and Luke Evans.

Watch the Message from the King trailer below, but beware because there’s a quick flash of nudity in there. Read More »

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Berlin Syndrome

“Be careful who you trust” seems to be the overarching theme of Berlin Syndrome, a new suspense thriller from director Cate Shortland that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Teresa Palmer (Lights Out) as an Aussie photographer who, while on vacation in Berlin, hits it off with a charming local (Max Riemelt). But things quickly go south when he locks her in his apartment and won’t let her leave. Watch the Berlin Syndrome trailer below. Read More »