The Hunger Games prequel movie

Are you ready to return to Panem? The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins is, and she’s going to publish a new prequel novel next year which ventures back to her dystopian sci-fi world. And you know what that means: Lionsgate is laying in wait, ready to adapt it into another hopeful hit movie.

It’s been four years since The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hit theaters and Katniss Everdeen’s revolution brought the Capitol to its knees, but this new story will take place decades before Katniss’s story begins.
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Escape Plan 3 Trailer

Sylvester Stallone has found a certain amount of success reviving the Rocky franchise with Michael B. Jordan as the new leading man, Adonis Creed. But he still can’t help but make some crummy action movies on the side. Case in point: there’s an Escape Plan 3 on the way this summer, and just like Escape Plan 2: Hades, this one isn’t even bothering to play in theaters.

Following a path similar to the second film, Escape Plane: The Extractors finds Ray Breslin (Stallone) breaking into a prison to rescue to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison. Oh, and it just so happens that his girlfriend (Jaime King) has been kidnapped too. And there’s some good old-fashioned revenge behind the plot this time. Watch the Escape Plan 3 trailer below. Read More »

Vincent D’Onfrio‘s The Kid is a refreshingly old-fashioned western. It doesn’t shy away from archetypes or familiar iconography, but instead embraces the greatest hits of the genre. It’s a familiar yarn told well, and it stars Jake Schur, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan, and Chris Pratt, who impresses as the big bad of the film without the laid-back charisma that launched him to stardom.

Of course, it comes as no surprise D’Onfrio – one of the best character actors around – knows how to capture strong performances behind the camera. He’s directed before, including short films and a horror-musical, but The Kid is his biggest and most cinematic film yet.

Recently, D’Onfrio told us about his earliest experiences as an actor and movie fan, why his western is so personal to him, and a bit about a few of his most notable roles, including Full Metal Jacket and The Player.

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Goonies for adults

Blockers director Kay Cannon has found her newest directorial project.

She’ll tackle 79ers, a treasure hunt comedy originally written by actor/writer Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) that aspires to be “Goonies for adults.” So does that mean it’s going to suck, but an entire generation is going to love it anyway because of blinding nostalgia? I’m kidding! Don’t @ me. Read More »

godzilla king of the monsters box office

Godzilla: King of the Monsters proved to be the reigning champ of the weekend box office as well. On its opening weekend, the Michael Dougherty-directed monster movie raked in $49 million domestically, beating out Aladdin and fellow new entries Rocketman and MaBut despite its evisceration of the competition, the Godzilla King of the Monsters box office still disappoints in relation to its projected earnings and the rest of the Legendary MonsterVerse franchise.

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Chad Stahelski interview

The summer movie season will remain abuzz after the triumphant arrival of John Wick: Chapter Three – Parabellum. If ever a movie could be a mic drop, it’s the latest chapter of everybody’s new favorite killing machine and dog enthusiast, John Wick. The sequel has it all, starting with another performance from Keanu Reeves that leaves a big fat mark on pop culture.

Director Chad Stahelski attributes the success of the franchise to Reeves, whom he’s been working with ever since The Matrix. When Stahelski says the actor is giving every frame his all in this movie, nobody could ever question that. Reeves brings a believability to the poetic and ridiculous action, a sincerity to the drama, and a powerful presence and sense of ownership to the role. In another actor’s hands, John Wick, as we’ve come to know and love him, wouldn’t be John Wick.

During our wide-ranging interview with Stahelski following the franchise’s biggest opening at the box-office yet, he told us why audiences connect with Reeves as Wick, how he always goes for beauty in his movies, how he shoots action, and more.

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john wick action

In an era where action has become a secondary device used to prop up character and stories, it would be easy to dismiss the John Wick movies as mindless action movie fun. But if you look beyond the gore and the high body counts, each John Wick film, including the latest release John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, deliver immaculately choreographed, indescribably intense sequences that deserve spots in the action movie hall of fame.

But the feverish, frenetic Keanu Reeves-led films directed by Chad Stahelski have done more than elevate headshots into high art. The John Wick films have managed to distill the essence of great action films from around the world — in loving homage to Hong Kong cop movies, to Korean thrillers, to Indonesian martial arts movies — and accomplish what most Hollywood movies still struggle to do: make the action part of the storytelling.

Spoilers for the John Wick movies follow.

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John Wick 3 Prop Replicas and Bourbon Whiskey

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more high class collection of assassins than in the world of the John Wick franchise. They get the job done, follow all the rules, and they look damn good while doing it. Now you can bring some of the world of John Wick home in the form of a couple prop replicas inspired by the latest sequel, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, as well as a special brand of whiskey that will dull some of the pain from being marked excommunicado. Check out the John Wick prop replicas and bourbon whiskey below. Read More »

john wick 3 ending

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum closes out the worst week in Keanu Reeves‘ titular hitman’s life, but opens a new chapter in the ever-expanding John Wick universe. With the end of the third John Wick movie, we see our characters dramatically shifting alliances and sides, with an exhausted John Wick once again at the center. But what could it all mean for a potential John Wick 4?

We dive into what the John Wick 3 ending could mean for the future of the franchise, and whether John Wick will ever get that long-deserved nap.

Spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum below.

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John Wick has invaded the world of Fortnite.

A new trailer has arrived for a LTM (limited time mode) in the game which features the character from the Keanu Reeves-starring action movies, and after some early rumors suggested he was on the way, players better watch their backs, because Baba Yaga is officially here.
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