Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Two years ago, Ana Lily Amirpour came seemingly out of nowhere with her singular first feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The black-and-white feminist Iranian vampire Western felt like nothing we’d seen before — heck, just the description “black-and-white feminist Iranian vampire Western” sounds like nothing we’ve seen before. Now all eyes are on her as she debuts her second film, The Bad Batch.
In concept and style, The Bad Batch is every bit as dazzlingly unique as Amirpour’s last film. It’s set in a dusty dystopian landscape that looks like Venice Beach by way of Mad Max, with some Burning Man and Electric Daisy Carnival thrown in for good measure. Our main characters are Miami Man, a hulking cannibal played by Jason Momoa, and Arlen, a tough bit of prey played by Suki Waterhouse, and the story follows their unexpected collision. But despite a promising start, The Bad Batch runs out of gas about halfway through, and spends the rest of its time meandering through a halfhearted narrative. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Relativity’s The Crow reboot has had so many stops and starts over the years, it’s gotten hard to keep track. It’s gone through several potential directors and as many potential stars, it’s weathered legal troubles and financial woes, and all along it’s suffered the deep skepticism of fans. So I totally understand if you don’t quite believe this next sentence. According to a new report, The Crow will begin shooting in January with director Corin Hardy and star Jason Momoa. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
With summer blockbuster season behind us and fall festival season in full swing, we’re starting to get a peek at some of the more offbeat entertainments coming up on the horizon. One title we’ve been particularly interested to see is The Bad Batch, the second feature from director Ana Lily Amirpour. Her debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, wowed with its style and originality, and the premise of The Bad Batch — “a girl walks across a cannibal-infested desert at midday” — suggests she’s not toning down any of her unconventional edge. Toss in
Toss in Jason Momoa and Suki Waterhouse as the two leads, and it’s no wonder this film was building hype before it even made its Venice premiere. Today we’ve got the first two Bad Batch clips to give you a little taste of the madness to come, plus a look at some of the early reviews. Read More »
Right now, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is in the hands of Zack Snyder. The director established the character in the DC Universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but once he’s finished with Justice League, Aquaman goes to James Wan (The Conjuring 2). Wan sees the character as a “reluctant superhero” who’s not too dissimilar from Wolverine.
Below, James Wan discusses Aquaman.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
The story behind Relativity’s The Crow remake is practically as full of struggle and hardship as the plot itself. For a while it was a revolving door of talent, unable to hold on to a director or star long enough to actually start shooting. Then, just when it looked ready to take flight with director Corin Hardy, it was crippled by Relativity’s financial woes.
But now the film could finally get off the ground, with still on board and a new leading man at the forefront. Jason Momoa, the former Khal Drogo and the current Aquaman, is reportedly closing in on a deal to play the undead vigilante at the center of the Crow remake. Previous actors considered for the role include Jack Huston and Luke Evans. Read More »
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As one of the superheroes in the upcoming assembly of Justice League, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. Pictures wanted to tease a bit of Aquaman after his debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has been slated to play the aquatic hero for awhile, and director James Wan has been attached for some time as well, and both were briefly on-hand to help tease the movie. Sadly, since the movie isn’t shooting yet, the best tease of Aquaman came from the Justice League sizzle reel. But James Wan did say something that made the Aquaman movie sound rather intriguing.
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When Warner Bros announced their Hall H line-up for San Diego Comic Con International 2016, Justice League was mysteriously absent. So its not shocking that Zack Snyder brought his still-in-production film to San Diego — its more like an expected surprise. They revealed a new piece of Justice League concept art, giving you a better look at the Aquaman and Flash costumes. We also got a sizzle reel, which you can watch below.
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Willem Dafoe has one of the most interesting faces in the history of cinema. Capable of showcasing extraordinary kindness and demonic malice, his distinct look has allowed him to play everyone from Jesus Christ to the Green Goblin. The man is a treasure and his presence in any movie is gift.
So him being cast in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (alongside fellow national treasure and fellow Spider-Man alum J.K. Simmons) is only a good thing. No matter how this film turns out, it will still have had the good taste to have cast Dafoe and that’s something. But we have gathered here today because a few details about the role Dafoe is playing in Justice League have come to light. So, who or what is he playing?
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It’s a shame the buzz hasn’t picked up much for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bad timing hurt the first teaser, which was released the week we saw the immensely satisfying Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser. The footage revealed at Comic Con was an improvement, but the third trailer was a tonal mess. The reveal of Doomsday didn’t help matters. The fourth trailer we recently saw raised expectations for some.
By this point, we’ve seen quite a bit of footage from Zack Snyder‘s superhero showdown, so, of course, someone cut it all together. Watch the video below.
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