Orion Pictures is often fondly remembered as the mid-size distributor that released four Oscar winners throughout the 1980s and ’90s (The Silence of the Lambs, Dances with Wolves, Amadeus, and Platoon) and tons of other great films ranging from RoboCop to The Terminator. But those rose-tinted reflections can overshadow the fact that the company also put out movies like Mac and Me and Johnny Be Good. Hey, not everything can be a winner. After going out of business in the late 1990s, Orion was resurrected in 2013 and has been steadily releasing movies you’ve never heard of ever since.
Now they’re kicking off 2019 with The Prodigy, a new horror film starring Orange is the New Black‘s Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott, the kid who played Georgie in the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Will this be a new classic or be doomed to the wasteland of bland horror movies? Check out the newest trailer below and judge for yourselves. Read More »
Netflix has just released the first images and a release date for its next comic book series, The Umbrella Academy.
The Umbrella Academy first look gives us a glimpse at the star-studded cast of the adaptation of Gerard Way‘s graphic novel, led by superhero vet Ellen Page. She plays one of the members of a “super” dysfunctional family who must come together to — what else? — save the world.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Poor Gotham. The town is drowning in supervillains as it is, and yet they keep coming. One of the next to show up at the city gates will be the Dollmaker, otherwise known as Dr. Francis Dulmacher, and he’ll be played by Colm Feore. More on the Gotham Dollmaker casting after the jump. Read More »
Marvel Studios and Paramount will be unleashing Thor upon the world in just under two months — the film opens on May 6 — and we could well see another chunk or two of the film released to the public before opening day. In the meantime, check out the French trailer for the film, which offers a couple of very slight new visions that didn’t make it into the last couple domestic trailers. Read More »
In late July we saw a leaked version of the Comic Con trailer for Thor. The very unofficial release spread like wildfire, but Marvel Studios managed to scrub it away from many corners of the web.
Now the official trailer release is out, and you can see it after the break. Read More »
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released an updated official plot synopsis for the big screen adaptation of Thor, along with preliminary credits. No huge surprises, but a few confirmations. All the information is included, after the jump.
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This is basically TweetNews confirming a plan that was mentioned in May. Last night, Production Weekly said over Twitter that Marvel Studios would begin shooting Thor in January. With Kenneth Branagh‘s tale of the Norse thunder god on schedule and finally about to go before cameras, hopefully we’ll soon see some production design, costumes and other materials. Meanwhile, here’s a rundown of what we know so far. Read More »
Two more actors have joined Thor. Jaimie Alexander (Kyle XY) and Colm Feore (Riddick, Face/Off) have joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh‘s Marvel comic book adaptation. Alexander will play Sif, who is skilled Asgardian warrior who can hold her own, and is a love interest of Thor. However, the identity of Feore’s character is being kept tightly under wraps, and THR claims “the studio isn’t even sending the actors the script — though it is known to be a villain.”
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Filmz.ru got their hands on the first promotional image for The seventh season of 24. I assume this image was taken to publicize the season’s premiere, which was originally scheduled to take place on January 13th, 2008, but was postponed reportedly due to the writer’s strike. The new season is now set to premiere with a two hour prequel in fall before the regular season in January 2009. With CTU disbanded after the events of season 6, and with Jack Bauer on trial for his actions in the pursuit of justice, a major national security incident occurs when the firewall responsible for protecting America’s government computer infrastructure is breached. Click on the photo to enlarge.
The photo above features from left to right: FBI Agents Sean Hillinger (Rhys Coiro), Janis Gold (Janeane Garofalo), Larry Moss (Jeffrey Nordling), and Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) who is also in an “adversarial relationship with Jack Bauer”, SPOILER WARNING, Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard), who was supposedly killed in a previous season, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), Bill Buchanan (James Morrison), Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), First Gentleman Henry Taylor (Colm Feore), the show’s first female president Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones), and Chief of Staff Ethan Kanin (Bob Gunton).
I wasn’t a big fan of the last season of 24 as the show almost became a parody of itself. I’ll give the two hour premiere a chance, but if the commercial which aired late last year is any indication, I’m not sure I’ll continue on after that.
I wrote briefly about Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film The Changeling, in yesterday’s column 55 Must See Movies of 2008. It looks like a few more actors have been cast in the project: Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore and John Malkovich.
A mother’s (Angelina Jolie) prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn’t take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers. The woman is thrown into an insane asylum for disagreeing with the LAPD. When it seems that her real son has been murdered by a child serial killer and the child returned admits to fraud, she takes her case to the city council and takes down the mayor, the police chief and several corrupt officers, concurrently sparking changes in the insanity legislation. Donovan will play a police captain, Feore the chief of police and Malkovich a reverend.
Eastwood has a great track record (if that wasn’t an obvious observation, I don’t know what is), and this sounds like his next hit. The Changeling is set to hit theaters on November 7th 2008.
source: Hollywood Reporter