Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The original 1987 Predator is one of those movies that I can’t stop watching once I see a frame of it. If John McTiernan’s action/horror/science fiction classic is on a screen near me, I will be drawn into its gravitational pull. There’s a special power in how it builds an atmosphere of macho excess before quickly nicking the whole thing, taking deranged pleasure in watching an ensemble of tough guys get completely obliterated for by an alien for two hours.
So while the Predator itself is important in a Predator movie, its victims are even more important. So when director Shane Black (of The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3 fame) reveals the cast of the latest sequel, we should take note. Are we going to like these people enough to watch them get blown to pieces by an extraterrestrial menace that sees them as nothing more than trophies to be mounted on a spaceship wall?
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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 »
While many are looking ahead a couple weeks to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in just two weeks, some may be looking forward to getting absolutey crazy with a raunchy, R-rated holiday comedy, and Office Christmas Party will try to come through next week.
A new trailer for the comedy from Blades of Glory directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck has just arrived, and while it shows more of the party shenanigans that happen in an office in downtown Chicago, it also shows more of the outside happenings, including Jennifer Aniston assaulting some guy, and Karan Soni (the cab driver from Deadpool) trying to get a hooker from Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street).
Watch the new Office Christmas Party trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The Predator is targeting another star from the X-Men universe. Olivia Munn, last seen wearing her very best latex swimsuit to a war memorial as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse, has just boarded Shane Black‘s reboot-quel, joining Logan villain Boyd Holbrook. And along with the casting news comes a few new plot details about the mysterious movie. Read More »
Today the city of Chicago really does have something to celebrate with the Cubs winning the World Series last night for the first time in 108 years. However, trying to top the celebrations in the Windy City this winter will be the holiday comedy Office Christmas Party.
A new Office Christmas Party trailer has just arrived, and it provides many more details about the story at the center of the comedy. Basically, Jennifer Aniston is a top executive for some kind of business who has come to shut down a failing firm in downtown Chicago unless they land a huge account that has landed in their lap. And the best way to do that is apparently to throw the most insane Christmas rager ever. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
If you’ve ever worked in an office, you’re surely familiar with the tradition of awkward holiday parties. You know the drill: everyone gets a little too drunk, says some things they’ll probably regret, maybe engages in an ill-advised hookup with a colleague, and then comes back to work the next morning hoping everyone else can just agree to pretend that nothing happened. But the office Christmas party in Office Christmas Party will surely put even your sauciest, most scandalous shindigs to shame.
Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Courtney B. Vance, and Olivia Munn play co-workers who enjoy an epic rager for the holidays. How epic are we talking? Well, it involves drugs, burning Christmas trees, drunken Santas sledding down staircases, a reindeer drinking out of the toilet, and, perhaps most telling of all, the fantastically terrifying Jillian Bell. Watch the Office Christmas Party trailer below.
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As the third film in the most recent trilogy in the X-Men franchise, it’s pretty bold to have a joke in X-Men: Apocalypse that mentions the third film in a trilogy is usually the worst. The line is meant to take a shot at the almost universally hated X-Men: The Last Stand, and while X-Men: Apocalypse is nowhere near as bad as Brett Ratner’s film from 2006, it’s not without some shortcomings of its own.
X-Men: Apocalypse has a simple, hollow story, spinning a wheel that also treads water. However, it also does a great job of bringing the young versions of familiar X-Men into this modified timeline and delivers some thoroughly entertaining action. In short, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an extended episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, for better and worse.
Read our full X-Men Apocalypse review after the jump. Read More »
The biggest surprise hit of the year so far has to be Deadpool. For about a decade the character chilled on the shelf at 20th Century Fox, with fans demanding that the studio give them an R-rated version of the character after he was mistreated so badly in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds kept pushing for the movie to get made along with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and thankfully, this was the year all our dreams came true. Sounds like the kind of movie any actor would want to be part of, right?
But Olivia Munn thought that heading to a different part of Fox’s Marvel universe might suit her better. The Newsroom star sat down for a recent interview while promoting this month’s release of X-Men: Apocalypse, and she had an interesting detail to reveal. Olivia Munn was originally going to play Wade Wilson’s girlfriend Vanessa in Deadpool, but she opted to go kick some as as Psylocke in the X-Men sequel instead. Find out the motivation behind the Olivia Munn Psylocke casting decision after the jump. Read More »
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X-Men: Apocalypse has a huge cast of characters, some of whom are returning to roles from previous films, and quite a few of whom are inheriting younger versions of characters that appeared in the first three films. There are even a few new additions, such as Psylocke. While on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse last year we talked to many of the cast members about what is new and different for their roles in this film.
Below, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender explain where their characters are in life as the new film opens. Read More »
Now that it’s officially 2016, we’re just a little bit closer to X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment of the Marvel comics franchise from 20th Century Fox. Before 2015 was over we got the first teaser trailer, showing off some of the new/old mutants and the destruction that will be coming from the iconic villain Apocalypse, played by Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac. However, beyond one quick shot in the trailer and a couple first look photos, we haven’t seen much of Olivia Munn as Psylocke. But today, we get one more look at the character thanks to a behind the scenes photo. Read More »