The new film from Blue Ruin director Jeremy Saulnier is called Green Room, and knowledge of the premise and cast was enough to place the film as number two on my “most anticipated of 2015” list, right behind Mad Max: Fury Road. The story features a punk band trapped in a backwater venue after playing an ill-advised gig, and essentially under siege from a racist gang. Patrick Stewart leads the cast as the leader of the bad guys, and Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber, and Macon Blair all have parts too.
Green Room premiered at Cannes over the weekend to great acclaim, and along with the first review comments we’ve got an excellent clip from the film. Read More »
X-Men Days of Future Past wiped most of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men universe slate clean. He’s now filming X-Men: Apocalypse, which has recast younger versions of many of the mutants who feature in his early movies. After that, the next Wolverine film will likely be the last time Hugh Jackman puts on the adamantium claws. Do you see a pattern here?
A new rumor has surfaced that X-Men Apocalypse and Wolverine 3 will shut the book on the world Singer created back in 2000. Then, everything moving forward will be tied to the X-Men First Class world, which would likely include Gambit, Deadpool and maybe even Fantastic Four. Read more about the X-Men movies rumor below. Read More »
Starz has a new two-season, 20-episode show called Blunt Talk debuting this summer, with Patrick Stewart starring as a British TV newsman working in America who, well, isn’t the best when it comes to making good decisions. The first Blunt Talk teaser shows off some of his behavior. Because it’s fun to see Stewart play outside of his now well-established zone as a reasonable leader, you’ll probably want to see a lot more. Read More »
Now that Spider-Man and Marvel have been reunited, what about bringing the X-Men and Fantastic Four back into the fold? That is something we’ll probably have to wait a lot longer to see, but Hugh Jackman is as interested as any of the rest of you. He was on camera when he learned about the deal between Sony and Marvel, and you may get a kick out of his reaction to the news.
Along with that, another interview with Jackman plays with the recent talk about Patrick Stewart’s Professor X showing up in the next solo Wolverine movie. Read More »
The X-Men universe is growing on the big screen. Deadpool will be out next year. A Gambit movie is in the works, too. The biggest movies to expand that universe, however, will be X-Men Apocalypse on May 27, 2016 and The Wolverine 2 on March 3, 3017. Today, we continue to learn more about the former film as director Bryan Singer offered a cryptic tease about the movie on Instagram.
In a bigger turn of events, Patrick Stewart suggested there are talks of him reprising his role as Professor X for the sequel to James Mangold’s The Wolverine. Read more about Professor X Wolverine news below. Read More »
The return of the elder statesmen in the X-Universe was short-lived. After small but important roles in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen won’t be returning for 2016’s follow-up, X-Men Apocalypse. Watch the statement and read more about the X-Men Apocalypse Patrick Stewart/Ian McKellen news below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Everyone remembers Patrick Stewart had one very big movie out this year, but he also had a much smaller one making the festival rounds. Directed by Stephen Belber, Match stars Stewart as a Juilliard ballet instructor forced to reflect upon his life when he’s interviewed by a married couple (Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard) with ulterior motives. Watch the Match trailer after the jump.
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Jeremy Saulnier, the cinematographer-turned-director, got our attention in a big way with Blue Ruin. (That thriller is on our list of 50 great films you should see in 2014.) Now he’s making his second feature as a director. The movie, Green Room, features Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist scumbag who leads a gang that ends up in conflict with a punk band that witnesses one of the gang’s violent acts.
(Seriously, this movie sounds like a deep-sleep dream hatched after a night pounding boilermakers and reading a vintage issue of Maximum RocknRoll. I can’t wait.)
The first image of skinhead Patrick Stewart and his Green Room gang is out now; see it below. Read More »
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Jeremy Saulnier is putting together the follow-up to his excellent thriller Blue Ruin, and he’s got a cast that makes the film an instant lock to see. Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and Imogen Poots all star in Green Room, which Saulnier wrote and will direct. But it’s the most recent addition that will probably get your attention. Patrick Stewart has joined the cast to play the leader of a bunch of “white power skinheads.” Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender had huge shoes to fill when they joined 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Not only were they tackling beloved characters, they were taking them over from iconic actors Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Nevertheless, they managed to make the roles their own in that film — only to face their predecessors in the new sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Indeed, a whole bunch of classic X-Men returned for the movie. Within the narrative, that was because Ellen Page‘s Kitty Pryde had powers that made time travel possible; within our own reality, that was because writer Simon Kinberg took on the challenge of bringing a classic comic book storyline to the big screen.
During a press event in New York, I had the chance to speak with both Professor Xes, one of the Magnetos, a Kitty Pryde, and the guy who tied all their storylines together. Watch our conversations after the jump.
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