You know that we love Cool Stuff here at /Film, and every now and then there’s a story that just makes us say WTF. Today, those two things combine for an item that can only be categorized as WTF Stuff.
Whenever a big blockbuster like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 comes out, there are endless cross promotions and merchandise being sold with the film’s title and characters all over the place. Therefore, we’re not surprised seeing soda cans and bags of chips with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket Raccoon on them. But we are surprised by these official and totally real Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Doritos bags that actually play the film’s soundtrack in its entirety.
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Priyanka Chopra, the Bollywood star who now appears weekly on the ABC show Quantico and is set to terrorize the crew as the villainous Victoria Leeds on Baywatch, was conspicuously missing from much of the advertising for the Dwayne Johnson action comedy. She wasn’t on the posters, and she was barely in the official trailer or TV spots.
But that’s finally changed, with the latest trailer for Baywatch, which features Chopra finally catching some sun as the drug-dealing club owner who seeks to shut Baywatch down — all while keeping her fabulous hair intact.
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Gemini Man could finally germinate beyond its status as a famous script languishing in development hell.
With director Ang Lee reportedly circling the project, Will Smith has expressed interest in starring in the clone assassin thriller by Skydance. This role would require him to play double — as the aging assassin trying to retire and as the younger clone on the hunt for himself. We may see a young Will Smith again, people.
Find out more about Will Smith starring in Gemini Man below.
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In case you didn’t see, /Film was invited to screen a bunch of footage from Cars 3, which is about half the movie. You can read through our detailed reaction to the footage to see how it holds up against not just the rest of the Cars franchise but also Pixar’s body of work in general. But we wanted to call specific attention to a particular new character in the sequel who elevates the movie to a place that the Cars franchise has never reached before, at least from my perspective.
Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) is a yellow 2017 CRS Sports Coupe who works as a trainer at the new Rust-eze Racing Center where Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is hoping to get the same state of the art technological training that has turned his rival Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) into a finely tuned racing machine who is dominating the track. She’s tech-savvy and upbeat and has no problems telling McQueen how slow and old he is, despite the fact that she’s been a big fan of his for years.
Initially it appears like this character is just a means to an end for Lightning McQueen to win yet another race, but a turn comes when the emotional core of Cars 3 is revealed, and the big beating heart of this sequel is just what the franchise needs. Find out more about Cruz Ramirez in Cars 3 after the jump, but beware of possible spoilers. Read More »
Disneyland is getting ready to open their first Marvel attraction next month. As you know, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! is a retrofit of Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror in Disney California Adventure park. Yesterday, Walt Disney Imagineering gave a hardhat tour of the ride to a bunch of journalists. We weren’t invited, because why would a movie website that writes daily about the MCU and theme park rides be invited to such an event? We have compiled together the more interesting information revealed during the tour. Hit the jump to learn more about the Guardians of the Galaxy ride.
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At the end of last month, Pixar Animation invited /Film out to their campus in Emeryville, California to watch footage from Cars 3 and take part in their big press day event with presentations from the filmmakers who are bringing Lightning McQueen to the big screen again this summer.
Pixar Animation showed us roughly 50 minutes from Cars 3, essentially half the movie, starting from the race where Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) has his massive crash that we’ve seen in the teaser trailer up through his attempts to train for a comeback, where he meets high-tech trainer Cruz Ramirez, the breakout new character voiced by comedian Cristela Alonzo.
So how does it stack up against other Pixar movies, and where does it stand with regards to the other movies in the Cars franchise? Find out more in our Cars 3 footage reaction after the jump. Read More »
M Night Shyamalan has announced that Universal Pictures will release his next film, an Unbreakable sequel titled Glass, on January 18, 2019. Hit the jump for more info including returning cast/characters.
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This summer brings the third installment of Pixar’s animated Cars franchise. Taking a cue from sports dramas that have come before it, Cars 3 focuses on Lightning McQueen as we’ve never seen him before: the underdog. The red racer voiced by Owen Wilson simply isn’t the hot shot that we’ve come to know, and he’s forced to confront the limitations that come with being the senior car on the track, as well as rediscovering his passion for racing. It just might make for the best Cars movie yet.
Watch the new Cars 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, has died at the age of 73. The filmmaker’s career spanned five decades, including Philadelphia, 2004’s The Manchurian Candidate and the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense.
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(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: James Ponsoldt’s The Circle.)
So far on Movie Mixtape, we’ve danced with a beast and tangoed with Scarlett Johansson’s ghost, and now we’re dipping our toes in a dystopia that feels a bit closer to our home screens.
Based on the Dave Eggers novel, The Circle sees entry-level tech employee Mae Holland (Emma Watson) swimming through the hipster-bait open office of a Hooli-esque search engine company. Her life perks up as she rises through the ranks of the company, but success is a matter of compromising. Mae has to trade away something that most of us trade away everyday by using Facebook and Twitter and Instagram: her private life. At the heart of the company is its rock star founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) who wants to help society by making it more open and free.
Yes, the whole thing is one big trigger for introverts. It’s also a case of too-good-to-be-true revealing its price tag.
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