Furiosa prequel

When Charlize Theron first appeared onscreen in Max Max: Fury Road, wielding a shaved head and righteous fury, she became the unquestionable breakout star, a new cinematic icon for the ages. It was such an impactful performance that Furiosa star Anya Taylor-Joy “can’t even think about trying to step into her shoes,” the actress said of her upcoming leading role in the Fury Road prequel. So instead of trying to fill those shoes, Taylor-Joy will try something “different” from Theron’s performance.

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The Addams Family 2

The animated adaptation of The Addams Family just arrived in theaters last year, but with a box office haul over $203 million on a budget of just $23 million, MGM has wasted no time in getting a sequel off the ground. The Addams Family 2 has been officially announced to arrive just in time for Halloween in 2021. However, one member of the original voice cast won’t be returning, and a new cast member with an impressive array of voices has come on board. Read More »

The Old Guard Honest Trailer

Netflix is back with another forgettable action movie starring A-list talent whose soul purpose seem to be to burn through money in what might be the biggest money laundering scheme of all time. Either that, or Netflix is just throwing anything and everything at the wall and seeing what sticks.

The Old Guard takes Charlie Theron and puts her in charge of a team of immortal warriors who have been trying to make the world a better place for centuries. The only problem, as The Old Guard Honest Trailer astutely observes, is that they’re really bad at it. Like, to the point that Charlize Theron’s character may be better at detecting the subtle flavors of food than realizing someone has the drop on her. How can they be this bad at fighting after thousands of years? Read More »

The Old Guard director interview

Gina Prince-Bythewood is a director known for authenticity and intimacy. In Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball, and Disappearing Acts, audiences feel how close she is to her characters, their dreams, and their conflicts. That’s a part of what makes her new Netflix movie, The Old Guard, stand far apart from the typical action movie.

Prince-Bythewood, who’s the first black woman to direct a comic book movie, tells an ensemble story with The Old Guard in which the characters are as fully-realized as the propulsive fight scenes. The Old Guard is what you get when a director knows her characters inside and out. What may very well be the only big action movie we see all summer is a movie driven by character, not setpieces.

Recently, we spoke to Prince-Bythewood about crafting the setpieces, the pains of writing, and how her experiences as an athlete drive her as a filmmaker.

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The Old Guard Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as The Old Guard star Charlize Theron, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and comic creator Greg Rucka talk about taking the comic to screen. Plus, listen as Adam Savage explores the sound mixing behind the stage show of Hamilton, and learn some Australian and New Zealand slang from Unhinged star Russell Crowe. Read More »

Furiosa Movie

In the midst of promoting her upcoming Netflix movie The Old Guard, Charlize Theron opened up about potential sequels for some of her previous films. First: Theron expresses some understandable disappointment at not being involved with the Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off devoted to Furiosa, a character she made famous. Then, on the good news front: Theron confirms that Atomic Blonde 2 is being actively developed.

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the old guard review

If there’s one thing we can all agree on in these divisive times, it’s that the sight of Charlize Theron kicking some ass is fun. Be it Mad Max: Fury Road or Atomic Blonde, Theron has the physicality and screen presence that makes the sight of her throwing down and pummelling some fools spectacular cinema. So why then is The Old Guard, a movie where Theron does almost nothing but fight, so dang dull?

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the old guard clips

Love & Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood has comic book properties on the brain. For a while, she was attached to direct a Silver & Black movie for Sony about Marvel characters Silver Sable and Black Cat (that project fell apart). She recently directed an episode of the Freeform series Cloak & Dagger. Now she’s directing The Old Guard, a Netflix movie adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez‘s comic book series about “a covert group of immortal mercenaries who must fight to keep their team together when their extraordinary abilities are exposed.”

Four new clips from the film have arrived ahead of the movie’s release next week, and you can watch them all below.
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the old guard trailer

Charlize Theron leading a team of mercenaries who all have the ability to heal quickly when injured, essentially granting them immortality? Nothing sounds better — or cooler. But the latest The Old Guard trailer is here to show the downsides of immortality. Watch the new The Old Guard trailer below.

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the old guard trailer

Charlize Theron leads the Netflix action flick The Old Guard, based on the comic book series written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Leandro Fernandez. Theron leads a team of mercenaries with an extremely rare skill set: they can’t die, and when they’re injured, they’re able to heal quickly (you know, like Wolverine). KiKi Layne plays a new member of the team who has to learn how it’s all done from Theron and company. Watch The Old Guard trailer below.

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