New Hellboy Reboot Photo

Even though some footage from the upcoming Hellboy reboot played New York Comic-Con not too long ago, we still haven’t seen any footage from the Lionsgate comic book adaptation. Instead, our only glimpse at Stranger Things star David Harbour suited up as Big Red have come in the form of posters and images. One more Hellboy photo from the film has arrived to show off the latest incarnation of the unlikely comic book hero. Plus, director Neil Marshall has shared some new details on the project. Read More »

rambo 5 photo

Sylvester Stallone is here to make sure everybody’s on the same page about one very important thing. John Rambo? He ain’t no city boy.

A new Rambo 5 photo has arrived, showing off Stallone in character and once again proving that the Vietnam veteran has traded in his trusty bandana for a cowboy hat.
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the hitman's bodyguard sequel

We heard that it was in development a few months ago, but now it’s official: Lionsgate has greenlit a sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which has been given the even clunkier title, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Returning as all of the titular characters are original cast members Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek.

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josh singer interview

First Man isn’t an average biopic. Damien Chazellle‘s drama is not a collection of CliffsNotes or an aggrandizing portrait of its subject, the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, who’s played with steel and vulnerability by Ryan Gosling. For a story as sprawling as the race to the moon, Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer crafted a thrillingly stripped down, point of view-driven, and as Singer says, repetitive and frustrating story more about loss than victory.

The emphasis on character and mood, not just major events and facts we all know, is a breath of fresh air in the time of the year where we generally sit through mind-numbing and by-the-numbers bio films. Those movies tend to be very easily digestible and risk-adverse stories, but First Man, on the other hand, is uncompromising in its vision and willing to challenge its audience. The journey for Neil Armstrong wasn’t easy, so why would the movie be? It’s another unshakable experience from Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer, who won an Academy Award for co-writing Spotlight.

Singer recently told us about his collaboration with the La La Land director, his tireless research and depicting the moon landing, and the haunting final image of First Man.

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cold pursuit trailer

Snowplow driver Liam Neeson wants revenge in the Cold Pursuit trailer. This remake of In Order of Disappearance finds Neeson taking down a gang of drug dealers who murdered his son. And hey, Laura Dern is here, too! Cold Pursuit was previously going by the (much better) title Hard Powder, but I suppose everyone thought they wanted a more pun-based title. Watch the very entertaining Cold Pursuit trailer below!

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Fan Bingbing scandal

Normally, we probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to Air Strike, a small World War II thriller starring Bruce Willis. But the film was supposed to receive a theatrical release in China next week, and that has now been scrapped in the wake of the recent Fan Bingbing scandal, which we haven’t really covered yet on the site. Read on to learn about what’s been going on with one of China’s most popular actresses, and how the fallout has affected this movie.
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rambo 5 first look

Howdy, partner. Rambo is back, and he’s a cowboy now. Rambo 5 is gearing up to start shooting, and star Sylvester Stallone offered up a rather perplexing first look at the film. Saddle up the horses and ride on down to see the Rambo 5 first look below. Yee-haw!

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A Simple Favor Influences

(Welcome to Classically Contemporary, a series where we explore the ways in which new releases echo classic Hollywood.)

Director Paul Feig is no stranger to reference and parody, with the strongest example being his 2015 James Bond-esque Spy. Feig enjoys playing with classic film genre and his best representation of the past is found in A Simple Favor.

Based on Darcey Bell’s novel, A Simple Favor follows mommy vlogger, Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick), who falls into a fast friendship with the beautifully acid-tongued Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). Emily seems to have a wonderful life, but when she goes missing Stephanie quickly learns she didn’t know much about her new (and only) best friend.

This article contains spoilers for A Simple Favor.

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Ben is Back trailer

Quick, someone call Timothée Chalamet and tell him that Lucas Hedges has yet another prestige pic coming out. The Oscar nominee just gained some ground in the pair’s ongoing “It Boy” war with a new drama directed by Hedges’ own father, Peter Hedges.

Hedges stars as a recovering drug addict teenager who attempts to reconcile with his mom, played by Julia Roberts, in the Ben is Back trailer. See the official teaser trailer below.

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hard powder
Who says cinema is dead? As long as someone is ready to make a Liam Neeson snowplow action movie, the medium of film will live forever. Neeson is set to star in Hard Power, a remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance. Neeson plays a snowplow driver going up against a drug cartel. If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what else to say.

Anyway, we now know when this miracle will hit theaters.

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