Put this one on your “Most Anticipated TV of 2020” list. In the Jordan Peele-produced Hunters, Al Pacino leads a team of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City. That premise alone should sell you on this, but if not, this new trailer should do the trick. It’s mostly just Pacino giving a monologue in a thick accent, but at the last minute, “Street Fighting Man” from The Rolling Stones kicks in, knives come out, and things get very intense. Watch the Hunters trailer below.
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(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.)
With the launch of Disney+, countless long-forgotten Disney movies are finally widely available to the public. Some of these are classic that people have waited years to revisit. Some are…well, little-known for a reason. But once you’re done watching The Mandalorian, you’ll want something to pass the time with the new streaming service, right?
Sure, you can go re-watch a classic Disney animated movie. Or you can watch an old Simpsons episode. But why not experience some of the weirdest movies Disney has spent decades trying to forget actually exist?
If you’re brave enough to go with the latter, there are plenty of choices for weird, forgotten Disney movie that are finally out of the vault. If you don’t know where to start, may we suggest the truly bizarre family-friendly horror that is Mr. Boogedy?
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The new Star Wars movies are notorious for their secrecy. Disney and Lucasfilm play things very close to the vest, striving hard to maintain an element of surprise. As a result, we’re often left in the dark regarding what to expect. For instance: there have been zero Porgs shown in the marketing for this film, and I was starting to get worried. Well, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, because a new international Rise of Skywalker poster confirms that there is indeed at least one adorable, squawking Porg in the film. Protect it at all costs. Check out the Rise of Skywalker international poster below.
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Yesterday brought news that Joker director Todd Phillips was cooking up a sequel to the R-rated DC Comics movie that recently crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. On top of that, Phillips was said to be working on another villain origin story in the vein of Joker. But throughout the day, there were conflicting reports about whether or not any meeting between Todd Phillips and Warner Bros. studio chairman Toby Emmerich took place for either of these projects. Thankfully, Todd Phillips himself has set the record straight. Read More »
How’s this for a surprise? Seemingly out of nowhere, here comes the trailer for Antebellum, a new Lionsgate horror film starring Janelle Monáe. We knew that Monáe was set to star in a Lionsgate movie for directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, but beyond that, most of the film was shrouded in secrecy. Until today, when a trailer dropped revealing that the film is called Antebellum, and that it’s a horror movie. And it looks intriguing. Watch the Antebellum trailer below.
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Stephen King fans, if you haven’t been keeping up with Castle Rock this season, now might be a good time to do an emergency binge-watch. Like The Leftovers, Hulu‘s streaming series — which is set in the ever-expanding King multiverse — may have alienated some viewers in its first season, even as it managed to serve up episodes of great television like the Sissy Spacek showcase, “The Queen.” In the age of crowd-sourced show-solving, however, having some viewers fall away may have actually primed Castle Rock to do what The Leftovers did and get better and more wildly unpredictable in its second season.
So much of the buzz, these past few weeks, has been circling around HBO’s Watchmen that it feels like Castle Rock has been operating under the radar. The two shows premiered the same week in late October and have been progressing on parallel tracks. Both of them remix pop culture behemoths and they scratch the same itch for twist-filled, character-focused, mythology-rich TV (Watchmen‘s showrunner, Damon Lindelof, also co-created The Leftovers). Yet Castle Rock has been overshadowed at the water cooler by its sexier superhero cousin.
This week, showrunners Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason took advantage of that by springing a whopper of a revelation on their unsuspecting audience. In season 2, episode 7, “The Word,” Castle Rock blew the lid open on its own secrets, offering up the juiciest twist yet in a season full of them. It goes without saying that we are about to enter that camper in the woods, with the chamber known as the Filter, where the Voice of God whispers heavy spoilers.
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Michael B. Jordan has upheld the legacy of Apollo Creed and taken on the king of Wakanda, and now he’ll dive into the world of Tom Clancy in Without Remorse, an adaptation of the book of the same name that focuses on one of the author’s recurring characters. The first Without Remorse teaser trailer has arrived, and while it doesn’t really feature much footage, it does promise an intriguing mystery set in the heart of the military. Watch below. Read More »
The two major differences between Tom Hanks and Daniel Day-Lewis are their approaches to craft and how they answer questions on press tours. Everything else is window dressing.
Both are fierce, profoundly gifted actors. Both are deep wells of creativity. Yet even though each actor is equally at home in torturous dramas and whimsical romps, we never think of them in the same breath. Hanks is your next door neighbor; Day-Lewis is the eccentric guy who lives in the haunted house up the hill.
One is a capital-S Serious Actor, and the other lip syncs in Carly Rae Jepsen’s video. Now, I’m not saying Hanks could play Lincoln (or that Day-Lewis could handle Carly). I’m saying that Hanks’ well-rounded mainstream accessibility and well-honed persona as America’s Grandpa obscures his own capital-S status as one of the best actors of a generation.
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Before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, there are already a handful of LEGO sets on shelves for the Millennium Falcon, Kylo Ren’s personal shuttle, new Resistance A-Wings and Y-Wings, and a Pasana speeder chase scene. But there are still more LEGO sets to come.
Early next year, after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been around for awhile, there are three new LEGO sets coming inspired by the movie. The upcoming sets include Poe Dameron’s new orange X-Wing, the triangle-winged Sith TIE Fighters, and a battle pack featuring some of the new red Sith Troopers. Check out the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker LEGO sets below. Read More »