Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
The events that occurred in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 were a tragedy that quickly turned into a hot-button political topic. Even now, years later, the argument over what “really” happened rages on, with people loudly and angrily taking sides depending on whether they get their updates from Fox News or MSNBC. It’s a sticky mess that needs to be handled with nuance and insight. So who better to take it on than Transformers director Michael Bay?
In predictable Michael Bay fashion, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi seems to turn the situation into an excuse for handsome men to act all badass against a backdrop of pretty, expensive explosions. After all, if there’s one thing Americans of all political persuasions can agree on, it’s that we really enjoy movies about stuff blowing up. Watch the 13 Hours red-band trailer after the jump.
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Robert Zemeckis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are telling their own version of the event that made front-page news in the 1970s, when Philippe Petit and a team of conspirators strung a wire between the World Trade Center towers in New York City so that Petit could perform a high-wire walk hundreds of feet above ground. The story has all the tension and planning of a heist, and the daredevil spectacle of the most insane physical feats, but the real idea underlying Petit’s act was artistic.
Sure, there’s a documentary about the event — Man on Wire, which is a great film, as a matter of fact — but The Walk aims to use effects wizardry and IMAX scale to put audiences right up on the wire with Petit. The first full trailer is now available; check out this new The Walk trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Thought billionaire playboys made for unlikely vigilantes? You haven’t met Miss Meadows, the heroine of Karen Leigh Hopkins‘ offbeat indie thriller of the same title. Played by Katie Holmes, this prim and proper elementary school looks so sugar-sweet, bluebirds literally follow her around while she tap-dances down the street. But what her community doesn’t know is that when they’re not looking, she moonlights as a pistol-packing avenger.
This is obviously a big problem for the bad guys in her town but it also proves a headache for local law enforcement, represented by James Badge Dale. Especially once he starts falling for her. Hit the jump to see the new Miss Meadows trailer.
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The story of Stretch, a colorful thriller from director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) has turned into quite a saga. Carnahan shot the $5m film last year, with Patrick Wilson as a limo driver who is in serious financial trouble, and appearances from James Badge Dale, Chris Pine, Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, and Norman Reedus. Universal scotched its original release plan for the film, but has now formally set an October 7 digital release date, and a VOD debut to follow. With those dates comes a great Stretch trailer, which you can see below.
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Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, and Charlotte Le Bon are set to join Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the Manhattan skyline. The trio have just been cast in Robert Zemeckis‘ To Reach the Clouds, about high-wire walker Philippe Petit‘s 1974 attempt to walk between the Twin Towers — 1,350 feet off the ground. Get all the details on their roles after the jump.
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At this point, we’ve had so many stories and suspicions about World War Z, the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of Max Brooks‘ novel about the aftermath of a zombie pandemic. Extensive reshoots have led many to assume that the film is a mess, and the first footage released a couple days ago didn’t do any favors, especially for those who want as many details of Brooks’ novel preserved as possible, and didn’t take kindly to the film’s fast zombies.
But now the first full trailer is here, and we can start to evaluate what Forster & Co. have actually made. Happily, the film looks a bit better than that initial footage glimpse suggested, even if it probably isn’t the movie that die-hard fans wanted. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
After years spent directing mo-capped animated films, Robert Zemeckis has returned to live-action with Flight. The film casts Denzel Washington as an airline captain who lands a plane that is about to crash, only to be forced to face his own demons as the investigation into the crash goes on.
This is a pretty thrilling trailer, as it intercuts moments from the crash and its aftermath with the fallout that takes place afterward. And Denzel’s particular brand of cocky command is just right for a capable pilot. I hope this film pushes him out of the comfort zone he’s been in for a while; the trailer suggests it might. It also seems to give a lot away, so we’ll hope it is less revealing than it first appears. Read More »
Earlier today, two sites revealed interesting tidbits about Iron Man 3. One concerned the hiearchy of villains and the other mentioned the appearance of a new type of armor. The second one made sense as every time Iron Man has appeared in a Marvel movie, he’s upgraded armor over the course of the film. Now, spy photos from the North Carolina set of Shane Black‘s May 2013 film have 100% confirmed that a new armor is in the film and who will be suiting up.
If, to this point, you’ve avoided the spoilers, you probably shouldn’t jump below. But we’re about a year away from release and it’s going to be difficult to avoid this for that long. Read More »
The latest addition to the cast of Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 is James Badge Dale (The Pacific, Rubicon, The Grey), who has signed on to play a villain called Savin. Despite the fact that the film starts shooting just weeks from now, Marvel has done a very good job keeping details of the plot quiet. There are rumors that Ben Kingsley is playing the Mandarin, and other rumors that the overall plot of the film involves nanotechnology and some version of the Extremis storyline from Marvel’s comic series.
So who is Savin, and how does he fit into the story? Read More »