The Crown Season 3

If you were wondering how the Netflix series The Crown would handle its character’s aging as the show progressed throughout the life of Queen Elizabeth II, wonder no more. Broadchurch actress Olivia Colman will take over the lead role from Golden Globe winning actress Claire Foy for seasons 3 and 4 of the popular Netflix saga, which chronicles the life and reign of the current Queen of England. Get The Crown season 3 details below, your majesties.

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Daddy's Home 2 Trailer

A couple years ago, Paramount Pictures tried to corner the market on family comedy during the holiday season by releasing Daddy’s Home in theaters just a couple weeks before Christmas. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg going head-to-head was enough to rake in over $150 million at the domestic box office, so the studio fast-tracked the sequel for release this fall, and they’re really leaning into the holiday comedy angle hard this time.

Daddy’s Home 2 finds Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg friendlier than ever as they decide to bring both of their families together for Christmas for the first time ever rather than house-hopping like they usually do. That plan gets a little more complicated when Dusty (Wahlberg) finds out that his father (Mel Gibson) will be joining in the holiday fun this year, and he’s a far cry from Brad’s (Ferrell) lighthearted dad (John Lithgow). Plus, a new Daddy’s Home 2 trailer reveals that John Cena is getting in on the Christmas clashing with a much bigger role than he had in the first movie. Read More »

Daddy's Home 2 Trailer

When Daddy’s Home hit theaters in 2015, it had Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell as a father and step-father competing for the love of their children. The comedy was such a big hit that a sequel was fast-tracked to arrive this holiday season and the first teaser trailer has just arrived, bringing two more fathers into the fray.

Daddy’s Home 2 has Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg living harmoniously as co-dads, raising their kids with a bromance level of cooperation and friendliness. But when Christmas rolls around and their own fathers, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, come to the first joint family holiday celebration, they might not see eye-to-eye again as they each try to impress their dads.

Watch the Daddy’s Home 2 trailer below. Read More »

John Lithgow in Pitch Perfect 3

The cast of the first Pitch Perfect already had quite the ensemble with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittan Snow and Anna Camp leading the Bellas, with Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin and Ben Platt playing Treblemakers, not to mention Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins as the dedicated a capella commentators. Pitch Perfect 2 beefed up things ever so slightly with Hailee Steinfeld and Chrissie Fit joining the ranks of the Bellas. And now another fantastic addition is coming to Pitch Perfect 3.

John Litghow has a decorated career includes Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment,The Pelican Brief, the NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, Shrek, the underrated Orange County, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Showtime series Dexter, This Is 40 and more recently a Golden Globe nominated turn as Winston Churchill in The Crown. Now he’s taking a role in Pitch Perfect 3. Read More »

Daddy's Home sequel

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are returning for a Daddy’s Home sequel. Who’s possibly joining them? John Lithgow and Mel Gibson. There’s no word if Lithgow and Gibson would, say, play Ferrell and Wahlberg’s characters’ parents, although you could easily imagine them going that route. We’ll see what happens, but right now their casting appears as a strong possibility.

Below, learn more about the Daddy’s Home sequel.

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The Accountant Reviews - Ben Affleck

This weekend brings Gavin O’Connor‘s action thriller The Accountant to theaters, giving us a second round of Ben Affleck action following his debut as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer promised an engaging thriller following an assassin under the guise of an accountant who also happens to fall on the autism spectrum. So how did the movie turn out? The consensus seems to be that the movie’s concept and plot are rather ridiculous, but that doesn’t stop the movie from being enjoyable while also garnering comparisons to Batman.

Find out what the first batch of The Accountant reviews have to say after the jump. Read More »

netflix's the crown trailer

It seems like every week now, Netflix releases a new trailer for a new original television series that seems too good to be true. The level of talent and material they are producing is just unmatched, even by HBO at this point.

Today’s trailer is for The Crown, a new original series which reunites Academy Award-nominated writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with three-time Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). It’s an adaptation of the award-winning play The Audience, which tells the behind the scenes story of Queen Elizabeth II’s early reign, “revealing the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th Century.”

Watch The Crown trailer after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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HDTGM: A Conversation with Renny Harlin

 

Renny Harlin

A couple months back, Paul Scheer and the gang covered The Covenant on How Did This Get Made? Ever since then, Paul and I have been trying to arrange an interview with the film’s director, the great Renny Harlin, a Finnish-born filmmaker best known for helming action-packed classics like Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger.

It took a little while to coordinate the conversation, as Harlin has been stationed in China these past two years. But luckily for us, between finishing post on his upcoming Jackie Chan film Skiptrace and launching his new production company in Beijing, Harlin carved out an hour to take a stroll down memory lane.

During our chat, we talked about all sorts of things. From his mission to assemble the “sexiest cast ever” for The Covenant to his original choice to play the villain in Cliffhanger. But as interesting as details like that can be—and as wonderfully quotable as Harlin tends to be—they pale in comparison to the unexpected and over-arching story of Harlin’s career. A career that, as you will now see, never even should have been…

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Accountant pic

Director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) last boarded a moving train with Jane Got a Gun, a project that was plagued with problems before he arrived on set. The Western quickly disappeared from theaters this year, but it’s hard to blame O’Connor, who typically delivers quality dramas. The director’s new film, The Accountant, opens in theaters later this year. The thriller stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.

Watch The Accountant trailer below.

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Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History

The holy grail for most movie geeks is J. W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars and Indiana Jones books, which offer in-depth looks at the making of some of the greatest films of all time. But it’s rare for films to get this kind of treatment, which is why it’s so great to see that Michael Klastorin‘s Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History does just that.

If you are a Back to the Future fan, this book will blow you away. I’m a hardcore obsessive who thought I knew and saw everything having to do with the film, but almost every other page of this book had a quote or an image that I had never seen before. To help promote the book’s release this week, I thought I’d take a look at the 11 coolest things I found in this book. Hit the jump to go 88mph and see some never-before-seen photos from behind the scenes of Back to the Future. And by the way, you can order the book now on Amazon.
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