We can all agree that Michael Caine makes any movie he’s in at least 25% better just by his mere presence, right? He’s just that kind of performer. Whether he’s playing a good guy or a bad guy, if he’s onscreen your eyes are going to be on him.
Naturally, that makes him a very sought after actor and it looks like there are plans underway to get him into the Fast and Furious franchise.
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Steven Soderbergh‘s new crime movie No Sudden Move just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and arrives on HBO Max tonight, but the famously busy filmmaker is already hard at work on his next movie for the streaming service, a tech thriller called Kimi that stars Zoë Kravitz in the lead role. In a new interview, Soderbergh gives some additional details about the movie, confirming that it’s essentially a 2021 riff on Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 masterpiece The Conversation, and citing some other inspirations along the way. Read More »
The Fast & Furious movies have provided plenty of attention-grabbing, zeitgeist-defining moments throughout its impressive run (starting all the way back in 2001, well before the MCU was even a glimmer in Kevin Feige’s eye!). With the recently-released F9: The Fast Saga, we’ve officially reached the zenith of the franchise when it comes to unbelievable stunts, returning characters, and Vin Diesel glowering at everybody in sight.
But, of course, social media latched onto one specific moment out of all others: when we take a detour through London for no other reason than to reunite with the appropriately-named Queenie (Helen Mirren), returning after prior appearances in The Fate of the Furious and Hobbes & Shaw. Queenie takes Dominic Toretto on a joyride in a wildly expensive (not to mention stolen) supercar, exhibiting a shocking amount of chemistry between herself and Diesel in the process. But should they have kissed? Mirren thinks so — with a catch.
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James Cameron, the director of several of the biggest films in history, has cultivated a reputation as a perfectionist who isn’t above screaming and yelling at people on his sets to achieve his vision. But it sounds like Cameron is actively making an effort to try to chill out a little bit, and he is looking at a fellow Hollywood veteran as his new North Star: Ron Howard, the filmmaker behind Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and The Da Vinci Code. Read about Cameron’s aspiration to be more like Ron Howard below. Read More »
The inevitable ending of Netflix’s sci-fi juggernaut Stranger Things has been the subject of tons of speculation over the past several years. Now actor David Harbour, who plays Hawkins’ police chief Jim Hopper, is adding a bit more fuel to the fire. Read More »
Zack Snyder is having quite the year. After walking away from Justice League due to a family tragedy, he took a few years off from making feature films and then unexpectedly returned to the center of the movie world earlier this year with Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, a four-hour, kitchen-sink version of his initial vision. On top of that, he also has a new heist film set during a zombie apocalypse coming out on Netflix this week called Army of the Dead, which means he’s back out in the world doing a fresh round of interviews.
In a recent conversation, the talk turned to the odds that Snyder would ever get to make those bonkers Justice League sequels he envisioned. Warner Bros. has basically said that they’re never going to happen, and Snyder doesn’t seem thrilled about that, saying that the studio “has been aggressively anti-Snyder” and that he hopes “cooler heads would prevail” that will allow him to make those films one day.
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One of my most anticipated movies of 2021 is Don’t Look Up, the latest movie from Anchorman and Vice director Adam McKay. It’s a dark comedy about “two low-level astronomers who embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth,” and it has a ridiculously stacked cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Evans, and many more.
The movie will arrive on Netflix in either November or December this year, and in a new interview, McKay says that the film’s tone falls somewhere between his 2010 cop comedy The Other Guys and his 2015 financial crisis movie The Big Short.
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Zack Snyder’s 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was, famously, pretty dark. But according to writer Chris Terrio, the studio’s original draft was way darker: Ben Affleck’s Batman brands criminals in both versions, but Warner Bros.’ original draft actually ended with Batman branding Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).
In a new interview, Terrio defends his scripts for both Batman v Superman and Justice League, specifically saying that the theatrical cut of Justice League “doesn’t represent [his] work” and that he wanted to take his name off the movie after he saw Joss Whedon’s rewrites.
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Audiences were originally supposed to see Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters last summer, but the coronavirus pandemic had different plans. The film is now finally slated for release this fall, and in a new interview, cast member (and original Ghostbusters star) Bill Murray had some nice things to say about the upcoming sequel. Namely, that it “really brings [the franchise] back to life,” and that it “has the feel of the first one” – two sentiments fans of the original movie will likely be very glad to hear. Read More »
It’s safe to say that Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning polymath who’s worked as a director/actor/writer/producer, knows a thing or two about producing movies. And during a recent roundtable discussion, he had some strong praise for fellow film producer Kevin Feige, calling him the “greatest” and “most successful producer who’s ever lived.” Read More »