Liam Neeson movie characters have faced some pretty extreme challenges over the past decade or so: a missing daughter, surviving a plane crash, releasing the Kraken, fighting aliens on a battleship, and stopping bad guys on various forms of transportation, including a plane, a train, and a snow plow. Now he’s facing off against the only foe that he may be able to beat temporarily, but that is sure to get the best of him in the end: time.
In The Ice Road, Neeson plays a big rig driver who has experience driving on the dangerous icy roads of Canada. When a mine collapses and the trapped workers running out of time, Neeson and co-star Laurence Fishburne have to put a team of specialists together to traverse that treacherous terrain and save the day. So yeah, it’s essentially Neeson doing a riff on Armageddon – and this project hails from one of the writers of that movie, so it feels like more than just a coincidence. Read More »
Netflix keeps making the cast of The School for Good and Evil better and better. After Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington were cast in key roles last month, the streaming service and director Paul Feig announced the enrollment of two more fantastic cast members. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy) and Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) have landed roles in the adaptation of Soman Chainani‘s fantasy novel series. Read More »
There are a few givens in this industry, two of them being: Netflix has a bottomless well of money to burn through, and Liam Neeson is not yet done making action movies. Both are true in this latest acquisition news story, which is that Netflix has set a record for domestic-only deals for the Liam Neeson action-thriller The Ice Road.
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The ABC sitcom Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only is the show heading into its seventh season in October with an animated election special leading the way, but it’s about to add a third spin-off to the slate of shows that have grown out of the family comedy series.
Old-ish is in development at ABC, and it will follow Earl “Pops” Johnson and Ruby Johnson, the elder members of the Johnson family at the center of the show. Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis play the grandparents on the series, and they’ll be reprising their roles in the new show. Read More »
The Matrix 4 has resumed filming in Germany after production was forced to halt due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Star Keanu Reeves and the rest of the cast and crew will be returning to shoot the long-awaited sequel, but there will be one former franchise cast member who confirmed that he won’t be back. Laurence Fisburne, who played the pivotal revolutionary leader Morpheus in The Matrix and its two sequels, revealed that he wasn’t invited to reprise his role in the fourth Matrix film.
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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, the cast of Steven Soderbergh‘s pandemic drama Contagion has delivered a set of PSAs about how to stop the spread of coronavirus. Plus, a video essay takes a look at the symbols and motifs of the Best Picture winner Parasite to express the film’s powerful thematic elements, and Parks & Recreation star Nick Offerman runs through everything he does in a day. Read More »
Quibi, the upcoming mobile-only streaming platform that’s offering its content in short bursts (aka “quick bites”), has been making headlines for its outlandish show concepts, like one in which model/actress/internet celebrity Chrissy Teigen serves as a court judge or a cooking show in which blindfolded contestants are shot in the face with the foods they must use to win the competition. But Quibi is making its own movies, too – and they’ve hired some top talent to participate.
Check out the trailer for one of the streaming service’s first “movies in chapters” called #FreeRayshawn, which is executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and stars Stephan James (Homecoming) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix). Read More »
The history of Hollywood has been chronicled endlessly in various kinds of feature and television documentaries. But Ava DuVernay‘s film collective ARRAY is getting a little more specific with a new documentary series called They’ve Gotta Have Us, focusing on art, activism and race as it pertains to black cinema in Hollywood. The series features an assembly of some of the most influential black actors, actresses, writers and directors over the years, all talking about the evolution of black cinema and its major milestones. See some of them in the They’ve Gotta Have Us trailer below. Read More »
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It feels like there are almost as many movies about drug trafficking as there are drugs on the streets, and one more is getting ready to hit theaters and VOD. But Running with the Devil is a little more special than your average crime thriller, because it stars Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fisburne as two pieces of a big drug trafficking organization that is on the verge of being torn apart. This is the kind of movie where characters are known only as The Boss, The Cook and The Man. Watch the Running with the Devil trailer below for a taste of the product. Read More »
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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