Last night brought the MTV Movie Awards to the televisions of teenagers and people with nothing better to do on a Sunday night. Other than the reveal of a new clip from Captain America: Civil War, an outstanding new trailer for Suicide Squad, and a second teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, memorable moments from the show were few and far between. But the few that were memorable at least brought some laughs. Oh, and some rap too.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart (who hosted the show) delivered a rap to pay tribute to the movies of 2015, and they even threw some shade at the Oscars by pointing out they were honoring the movies that viewers had actually seen. In addition, Will Smith was given the MTV equivalent of lifetime achievement known as the Generation Award. But before he was given the honor, The Lonely Island honored him as only they could. Watch both of the MTV Movie Awards rap videos below. Read More »
If you’re one of the DC Comics fans who ended up disappointed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the good news is that there’s one more film you can look forward to later this year that will expand the cinematic universe and might lessen the blow. Suicide Squad is bringing together a bunch of villains and nefarious criminals from the comic books for a ragtag assembly of unlikely heroes who are tasked with unsavory missions, only so that if they go wrong, no one respectable can be blamed.
Now a new Suicide Squad trailer has surfaced from overseas, showing off some new footage from the comic book flick and keeping things a little more fun and fast-paced than the first trailer by dispatching with the ballad portion of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” a little quicker than the first time around.
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Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Netflix is still relatively new to film distribution, but they’re already making a lot of noise. After scooping up what feels like half of this year’s Sundance lineup, the company has set its sights on David Ayer‘s Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Described as a mash-up of Alien Nation and Ayer’s own End of Watch, the cop thriller unfolds in a world where orcs(!) and fairies(!!) live alongside humans. The project is expected to be Netflix’s biggest movie deal yet. Read More »
The DC Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters this month, but later this summer, we’ll see David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Following the second trailer, the buzz for Ayer’s comic book adaptation has been strong. Warner Bros. is already planning to get a Suicide Squad 2 up and running soon, but before that, Ayer will direct Bright with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starring.
Learn more about the fantasy project below.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. is only one film into its DC Extended Universe — two if you count the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — but they know there’s no time to waste. The studio is already moving full speed ahead on Wonder Woman and Justice League: Part One. And now they’re reportedly making plans for a Suicide Squad sequel, several months before the first Suicide Squad even hits theaters, with director David Ayer likely to return. Read More »
Even though Will Smith isn’t returning for Independence Day: Resurgence, his on-screen wife Vivica A. Fox is back for the sequel, and her character Jasmine is doing everything she can to make sure their son Dylan (played by Jessie Usher) is just as strong of a man as his father.
In addition, Brent Spiner is one of the more surprising returning characters from the original movie, mostly because everyone had assumed the Area 51 scientist Dr. Okun was dead. And even though 20 years has passed, it doesn’t sound like he’s changed much over the years.
Both Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox sat down with me on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence last summer to talk about where we find their characters after all this time. Is Jasmine still stripping? Is Dr. Okun still a bit of a weirdo? Find out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you read about movies on the internet, you’re surely familiar with the recent controversy surrounding this year’s Academy Awards nominations. But here’s the short version: for the second year in a row, every single acting nominee and four of the five directing nominees were white. This lack of representation, a symptom of an industry that is still dominated by white men, was the finally straw for many actors, filmmakers, writers, and movie fans. With the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag as their rallying cry, this group of concerned citizens set out to raise awareness and question why the biggest awards show on the planet was snubbing people of color.
And now, two new major names have joined the cause. Will Smith says he’ll be skipping the ceremony altogether and Mark Ruffalo, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Spotlight, may follow suit.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
You’ve probably already seen the new Suicide Squad trailer that was unveiled yesterday. You may have already seen it a few times because it is one seriously impressive piece of marketing that showcases a tone and style that no one saw coming. Warner Bros. has obviously taken a few cues from how Marvel sold Guardians of the Galaxy to introduce this gang of misfits and oddballs to a wider audience and it works absurdly well. Director David Ayer has cooked up something that takes place in the same world as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it looks completely different in just about every way.
While the trailer does a fairly good job of establishing the basic premise (the government recruits a bunch of imprisoned DC comics super villains into a task force that is forced to go on dangerous missions), it doesn’t delve into the plot specifics. At the same time, it’s bursting with mysterious images, insane moments, and surprising beats. This thing begs for a frame-by-frame breakdown.
And your wish is my command.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We’ll say this much for the burgeoning DC movie universe – it’s already looking a bit unpredictable. We still have no idea what to make of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie that appears to have the plots and characters of a dozen separate film jammed into one package, but we’re certainly intrigued by Suicide Squad. Here is a comic book movie that, conceptually, feels like a gigantic left turn. How do you follow up a movie featuring Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman? How about an adaptation of a mostly unknown comic series about B-tier villains teaming up to take down a bigger threat? That’s bold.
But enough of that. You’re here because the first proper Suicide Squad trailer has arrived. You can watch that below.
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Out of everyone at this Hollywood Reporter actors roundtable, only Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) was actually nominated for an Academy Award. Not like that really matters, but this video interview does highlight some of the talent the Academy members overlooked this year, such as Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), and Michael Caine (Youth).
After the jump, watch this group of actors and more discuss their careers, success, and fear in The Hollywood Report actors roundtable.
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