Hollywood has been trying to make a movie based on the popular Gears of War video game franchise since 2007, shortly after the first game became a huge hit for the Xbox 360. The most recent attempt is in the hands of Universal, who is collaborating with Microsoft on the project. Last we heard anything about the project was the hiring of F. Scott Frazier, who wrote xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, to script the movie. But now some new details on what fans can expect from the Gears of War movie have surfaced thanks to The Coalition video game studio head Rod Fergusson. Read More »
When the United States decided to declare war on Iraq, it was because there was apparently evidence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that he could use to wreak havoc on the world. But as we’ve learned since then, it seems that intelligence might have been manipulated to force a war that didn’t need to happen. And the American people weren’t the only ones who were tricked by their government.
Official Secrets is a new drama that tells the story of whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley) a civilian translator at the Government Communications Headquarters intelligence office in the United Kingdom, who learns that members of the UN Security Council were being spied on in order to force through the resolution for the US and the UK to tackle Iraq head-on. Risking her own life and freedom, she sets out to do what is right in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, all in service of the greater good and the people of Britain. Watch the Official Secrets trailer below to see how that goes. Read More »
Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Luca Marinelli will be taking orders from Charlize Theron in the upcoming Netflix action film The Old Guard. The co-production between Netflix and Skydance media is a sci-fi action film starring Theron as a leader of a small, covert group of immortal mercenaries who discover the existence of a new immortal. Read more about The Old Guard cast below.
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When approaching horrific historical events like the rise of the violent Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, any filmmaker has to tread carefully. But Funan director Denis Do has to approach the subject with an extra layer of sensitivity because his animated film, hitting select theaters next week, is about his own family.
Do’s mother is the basis for the main character of the French-Belgian animated film, which follows a Cambodian woman who searches for her child after he is forcibly taken from her during the beginning of the Khmer Rouge revolution in April 1975.
/Film is debuting an exclusive Funan clip featuring Do speaking about how his family’s experiences informed the acclaimed animated film. Watch the Funan featurette below.
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Honest Trailers continues their stroll through blockbuster season by taking a look back at the kind of epic war movie that studios don’t really make anymore.
Braveheart tells the true story of William Wallace (Mel Gibson), a medieval Scottish patriot who is spurred into revolt against the English when the love of his life is slaughtered. You know the line, “They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” Well, even though this is a true story, history tells us there were no kilts, bagpipes, facepaint, wife, or princess that ever existed when these events unfolded. Oh, and that whole speech is made up too. Watch the Braveheart Honest Trailer for more! Read More »
Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie Das Boot was nominated for six Academy Awards and is considered one of the best movies to ever come out of Germany. That’s a high bar for a TV adaptation to clear, but thankfully Hulu’s Das Boot TV show isn’t burdened with depicting the exact same events – instead, it picks up nine months after the movie ends.
Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming series and meet the show’s stacked cast, which includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones). Read More »
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The weekend is closing in fast, and thank heavens for that. If you’re anything like me (and if you are, I’m sorry), you like to spend your weekends indoors, watching movies. Thankfully, we live in the golden age of content, where thousands of titles are available to stream. And that’s where Now Stream This comes in – I’m here to sift out all the nonsense, and give you some of the best options available. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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So much is known about the rich world of Middle-earth that author J.R.R. Tolkien created, but little popular thought is given to his life before he wrote The Lord of the Rings. That will soon change with the upcoming Fox Searchlight biopic, Tolkien, which shows the early days of the legendary British author from his childhood through the publication of The Hobbit and his magnum opus, The Lord of the Rings. But what went into the choice of this time frame — of showing young, hot Tolkien other than an excuse to use that tagline? A new Tolkien featurette explains why the biopic covers the early years of a young J.R.R. Tolkien.
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Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now: Final Cut is coming to theaters and 4K Blu-ray this August. Can’t wait that long? Maybe this trailer will hold you over until then. Coppola went back and reworked his acclaimed Vietnam War epic, putting together something that’s longer than the theatrical cut, but shorter than the Apocalypse Now Redux edition. Watch the Apocalypse Now Final Cut trailer below.
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Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now has been released (and unreleased) in various forms. But the filmmaker recently put together what he considers to be the final cut, and screened it at the Tribeca Film Festival. If you were unable to attend Tribeca, and still want to witness what Coppola has in store, you’re in luck: an Apocalypse Now: Final Cut release date has been set for both theaters and Blu-ray the summer.
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