Jonathan Levine’s Long Shot is a sufficiently safety-wrapped package of vocal demands for change structured around equally predictable rom-com beats (watch the trailer). Not the worst thing in the world by any stretch of emphasis, mind you. Cutesy Hallmark signatures are traded for shared gender relationship roles, highlighting women’s ongoing strife in daily global environments while romance flourishes under often redefined subgenre frameworks. Liz Hannah and Dan Sterling’s screenplay says less about “Red vs Blue” headbutting and chromosome-focused stereotypes than perceived, but still provides a comedic outlet for strong performers who attract “unlikely” lovestruck charms.
Oh yeah, did I mention Long Shot tempts us with the idea of Charlize Theron leading America into a brighter tomorrow? As they’d say in the meme world, “You have my sword.” Read More »
Update: The first official trailer for the movie has arrived early, and you can watch it right here. Our original article follows.
This week will bring us the first trailer for the reboot of Hellboy with Stranger Things star David Harbour under all the make-up as Big Red. But before that, a new image from the film has surfaced that finally shows Hellboy alongside his teammates Major Ben Daimio (Daniel Dae Kim of LOST) and civilian Alice Monaghan (Sasha Lane of American Honey).
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Here’s yet another trailer for the latest take on Robin Hood, featuring Kingsman actor Taron Egerton as the legendary outlaw. The new Robin Hood takes a gritty approach to the material, complete with slow-motion action beats and borderline futuristic design choices. But are audiences in the mood for yet another tale from the Hood? We’ll know soon enough. Watch the Robin Hood trailer below.
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This is either good news or bad news for Hellboy fans.
Summit Entertainment has pushed back the release date for the anticipated Hellboy reboot starring Stranger Things actor David Harbour in the title role as the Dark Horse Comics characters. Originally slated to open in January 2019, the movie has now been pushed back four months to a date in mid-April 2019 instead. Read More »
Kin is a crime drama about two brothers on the run from a dangerous man, an intimate story of how family transcends blood. But there’s also a sci-fi gun in the mix.
Summing up the feature debut of directors Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker is a bit tough. It’s a science fiction movie where the genre elements sit at a distance, a movie featuring a powerful (Alien? Experimental? From the future?) laser gun that isn’t actually about the laser gun. It’s just something one of those brothers happened to find. A massive sci-fi world sits adjacent to Kin, even as the film focuses on those two brothers (Jack Reynor and Myles Truitt) and their relationship above all else.
I recently sat down with the Baker brothers, as well as screenwriter Dan Casey, to talk about this wild new movie, how they expanded their original short film, injecting genre elements into a more realistic world, and how Vimeo is the place to be for young filmmakers.
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Jonathan and Josh Baker‘s debut feature Kin is an expansion of their short film Bag Man, a sci-fi coming-of-age story about a young boy who finds an oversized alien gun. The feature version, which features the boy and his brother on the run across the country with the gun in tow, has a stacked cast, including veterans like Dennis Quaid, Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz, Carrie Coon, and James Franco and newcomer Myles Truitt in the lead.
Now, the first reviews of the movie have arrived in advance of its theatrical release later this week. Check out what critics are saying about Kin below.
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Twilight is coming back to life in theaters. The hugely popular teen vampire romance franchise celebrates the 10th anniversary of its first movie this year with a re-release in movie theaters nationwide. But unlike the immortal lives of Edward and the Cullens, the re-release has a short lifespan: Twilight will only be screening for two days.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think the John Wick movies are just action movies and those who think the John Wick movies are a feverish pinnacle of pop culture art that we will explore and study for years to come. I’ve gone on record as being part of the latter.
A new image from John Wick 3 (or John Wick 3: Parabellum, as it is apparently titled) has arrived online and it caters specifically to Wick nerds like me. There’s not a gun or a Keanu Reeves in sight. Just the promise of a meeting between two very dangerous men.
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Every now and then, Hollywood decides to submerge themselves in Navy thrillers like U-571, Crimson Tide, The Hunt for Red October and of course, Battleship. Now the time has come for Gerard Butler to take a crack at commanding under the sea.
Hunter Killer follows Gerard Butler as Captain Joe Glass, who is at the helm of a highly sophisticated nuclear attack submarine called a “hunter killer.” When the Russian president is kidnapped in a coup, he takes it upon himself to team up with a crew of Navy SEALs to rescue him and hopefully help reduce heightened tensions between the United States and Russia. Yeah, it’s probably not the best time for this movie to be coming out. Read More »
John Wick 3 officially has a title. Keanu Reeves, the star of the cult action series, has confirmed that the third entry in the John Wick franchise is called John Wick 3: Parabellum.
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