Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Angie Han
It took Warner Bros. a while to get out a follow-up to 2014’s The Lego Movie, but now we’re getting two of them in one year. This weekend marks the debut of The Lego Batman Movie, featuring the return of the tiny plastic minifig version of the Dark Knight. Then this fall we’re getting The Lego Ninjago Movie, centered around an entirely new cast of characters based on a distinct Lego toyline.
Dave Franco voices Lloyd, a young secret ninja who’s friends with a bunch of other young secret ninjas. When his dad, the evil lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux) poses a threat, Lloyd and his friends must take him down with the guidance of their mentor, Master Wu (Jackie Chan). Olivia Munn plays Lloyd’s mom Koko, and Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, and Zach Woods round out the core cast as Lloyd’s buddies. Click through to watch the first The Lego Ninjago Movie trailer. Read More »
This week brings The LEGO Batman Movie to theaters, but it’s not the only spin-off from The LEGO Movie we can look forward to before The LEGO Movie Sequel arrives in 2019 (which just got a new director). There’s also The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and our first look at the animated martial arts flick has just arrived.
The first LEGO Ninjago Movie photos have just arrived, showing off the team of teenage ninja heroes voiced by Dave Franco, Michael Pena, Zach Woods, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani and Abbi Jacobson. We also get a first look at the villain voiced by Justin Theroux, and a new look at the master voiced by Jackie Chan. Check out The LEGO Ninjago Movie photos after the jump.
UPDATE: We have a LEGO Ninjago Movie trailer tease which you can also watch below. Read More »
The more we see TV shows like Baywatch and CHIPs turned into movies, the more realization sets in that the success of 21 Jump Street as a quality comedy was a small miracle.
While Baywatch doesn’t look bad, it just seems to be trying too hard to have the same blend of R-rated comedy and action that directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller delivered wonderfully with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. And now we have the first CHIPs trailer, revealing Dax Shepard (who also directs the comedy) and Michael Peña as unlikely partners in the California Highway Patrol. And if Baywatch is trying to be 21 Jump Street, than CHIPs is trying even harder to be its cool PG-13 cousin.
Watch the first CHIPs trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Michael Peña’s only 2016 release was Collateral Beauty. Alexander Skarsgård had Zoolander 2 and Legend of Tarzan. Needless to say, this has not been a great year for them. Thankfully, their 2017 already looks way more promising, thanks to the upcoming release of War on Everyone.
Directed by John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard), this dark comedy stars Peña and Skarsgård as a pair of cops working in New Mexico. But don’t assume they’re the good guys — this pair is so crooked, even the criminals they deal with seem taken aback. When they get mixed up with a strip club manager (Caleb Landry Jones) and his even shadier boss (Theo James), they realize they may be in deeper than they’d intended. Tessa Thompson also stars. Check out the War on Everyone trailer below. Read More »
Perhaps delivering the uplifting boost we all need this holiday season, a new trailer for the seemingly fantastical drama Collateral Beauty has arrived.
Will Smith stars in the film as a man who has lost all hope after losing his daughter. As a way of coping with his depression, he writes letters to Time, Death and Love. Then one day, they start showing up one by one to help him work through all the heartbreaking and bitterness he’s been carrying around. Is this really the cosmos reaching out to him with answers, or is there something more practical at work here?
Watch the new Collateral Beauty trailer below. Read More »
Ant-Man costar Michael Peña has officially joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Hit the jump to learn more information about the Michael Pena A Wrinkle In Time Casting.
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Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Director Kenneth Branagh seemed to have his work cut out for him when it came to casting his Murder on the Orient Express remake. Sidney Lumet’s 1974 version was a star-studded affair, featuring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. Could any new cast in 2016 possibly compare?
Well, we won’t know for sure until the new film opens in theaters, but it does seem to be off to a great start in terms of star power. Branagh himself is leading the Agatha Christie adaptation as detective Hercule Poirot, and yesterday we learned Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer had also hopped on board. Today, a new report adds several more big names to the passenger list including Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Michael Peña, and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. Find out who’s playing whom below. Read More »
Even though Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will undoubtedly dominate the box office when it hits theaters in December, there’s at least one film that’s bold enough to go up against the franchise spin-off on opening weekend.
Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith as a dejected man named Howard who has lost the flare of life he used to have before his daughter died. As a form of therapy, Smith begins writing letters to Time, Love and Death, and one day he gets a surprise when one of them actually shows up to talk to him. Watch the Collateral Beauty trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Last summer, Marvel Studios brought Ant-Man to the big screen, and the tiny superhero turned out to be a big hit, changing the pace by being a smaller, more isolated comic book flick. It has been particularly refreshing after The Avengers: Age of Ultron ended up being a little too big for its britches, and the film’s success resulted in Marvel quickly changing up their schedule to allow for a sequel called Ant-Man and The Wasp to land a spot on the calendar in 2018.
Since we’re a couple of years out from the film’s set release, Marvel is making more moves to fill out the cast by bringing back one of the most entertaining parts of the film: Michael Pena.
Get details on Michael Pena in Ant-Man 2 after the jump. Read More »
I like to imagine Martin McDonagh and John Michael McDonagh in a constant state of sibling rivalry, with each brother looking to top the other with every project. Martin wrote the masterful stage play The Pillowman (among others) before making one of the best crime comedies of the past decade with In Bruges. John made a strong directorial debut with 2011’s pitch-black buddy cop comedy The Guard and topped himself with 2014’s Calvary. I’ve reached the point where any movie bearing the McDonagh name feels like a priority.
And that makes John Michael McDonagh’s new film, War On Everyone, a priority. The new trailer is all the evidence to I need to know that yes, his distinctive, cynical, and hilarious voice is still ringing loud and clear.
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