Ryan Reynolds Moves Into Smaller Role as Jake Gyllenhaal Takes The Lead in Sci-Fi Film LIFE

Right after Deadpool hit theaters, word came out that star Ryan Reynolds would be reuniting with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and his Safe House director Daniel Espinosa for a sci-fi thriller called Life. That reunion is still in play, but instead of playing the lead role in the movie, Reynolds has slid into a supporting role while Jake Gyllenhaal has taken over as the protagonist.

THR reports that Reynolds had a scheduling conflict with another film, Hitman's Bodyguard, and that's why he's having to take on a smaller role in Life, which focuses on a space station crew that finds a lifeform on Mars that turns out to be both intelligent and dangerous. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation's Rebecca Ferguson is on board to co-star, and the story is said to be an ensemble piece, which makes sense when you consider that the actors will all be playing members of the space station crew. Gyllenhaal has done some of his best work over the past few years, so even though Reynolds is getting bumped down a little, this project is lucky to have such a great cast in place. Here's hoping Espinosa can pull all of the elements together into something great.

Watch: Oscar Isaac is Terrific in This Bonkers Short Film — TICKY TACKY

I must admit that when I saw him in movies like Body of Lies, Sucker Punch, and Drive, I never anticipated that Oscar Isaac would become one of my favorite working actors. But he's built an incredible career in a few short years, and it's been great to watch him bring soulfulness, darkness, and charisma to his characters and become one of the most sought-after actors in the business. Yesterday was Isaac's birthday, and The Playlist pointed me toward this excellent short film in which the actor gives one of his best performances. Written and directed by Brian Petsos, Ticky Tacky tells the increasingly crazy story of a man who reacts very poorly when he receives some bad news.

100+ Screenshots From The New CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Trailer and Commentary

I'm sure by now you've seen the new Captain America: Civil War trailer. I've watched it about 15 times already and went through it frame-by-frame because...well, why wouldn't I!? This trailer was completely badass! This movie is going to be freakin' incredible, and on top of that we finally got our first look at Spider-Man! A lot of fans don't seem very happy with the new look for Spider-Man, but as a long-time fan of the character, who grew up reading the comics, I freakin' love it! They gave him an awesome classic retro look that we have never seen before in the films, and he even has eye movement, which is so damn cool. 

You can go through the collection of screenshots below. I included some commentary, too. Everything else is pretty easy to follow. Enjoy, and let us know what you think about some of the questions I raise! 

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I believe that the location above that's rising out of the ocean is kind of a prison constructed by Tony Stark where the government can imprison the superheroes who aren't willing to abide by the new laws.

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Where does this yellow blast come from that shoots down War Machine? Maybe he was accidentally shot down by Vision, who is on Stark's Team. Or maybe it is Baron Zemo, who we don't see in the trailer. Zemo does have magical yellow stones in the comic. What do you think?

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I just liked this shot of Cap's shield flying back at him.

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Who is locked in that yellow lit compartment in the background? Is it Vision?

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Black Panther gets shot up a lot, but it doesn't phase him in the slightest. 

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Remember Scarlet Witch's power came from the same power stone that brought Vision to life, so as you can see, she can use her powers against him. 

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I couldn't help but laugh at this scene above with Hawkeye. When you go frame by frame on the shot, you will notice the bow he's shooting has absolutely no tension on it. There is no force pushing that arrow forward! 

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And for me, that's the money shot! I can't wait to see more Spider-Man and how he fits into the story. This is going to be so great! 

VICE PRINCIPALS Trailer: Danny McBride and Walton Goggins Take Us to School in HBO Comedy

Here's the first trailer for HBO's new comedy Vice Principals, which brings Eastbound & Down star Danny McBride back to the premium network alongside Justified and The Shield star Walton Goggins. They play high school vice principals who are competing for the head principal job, and it looks like they're both willing to go to some insane lengths to secure that position. The show premieres in July, and it's already been picked up for 18 half-hour episodes spread across two seasons. McBride created the show with long-time producing partner David Gordon Green, who will be executive producing.

Let us know what you think about the trailer — does this look like another comedy hit from HBO?

Short Film: “I Could Tell You, But I’d Really Have To Kill You”

Here's an entertaining short film from director Max Sherman titled "But I'd Really Have To Kill You" that pokes fun at the inane small talk that happens all the time in office environments. This hit Vimeo a few months ago, but I'm just catching it now thanks to GeeksAreSexy. It made me laugh, so I figured I'd pass it along in case you haven't seen it yet. Any of you who have worked in a place like this will almost certainly find that it rings true. Ben York Jones (Douchebag, Like Crazy) and Tim Baltz (Drunk History) star.

A Trailer for HBO’s ‘Vice Principals’ Starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins is Here!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-chief

Looks like this one could rival the genius of Jody Hill and Danny McBride’s previous HBO effort Eastbound and Down if the whole show can live up to this trailer. The pilot, like numerous Eastbound episodes (and a couple REALLY funny films) is directed by David Gordon Green.

Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in Vice Principals, the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it. Coming in July 2016.


THE DARK TOWER Casts One of Its Main Characters, The Young Jake Chambers

After a worldwide search, Sony and Media Rights Capital have cast actor Tom Taylor as the young Jake Chambers in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are already on board to star as gunslinger Roland Deschain and the mysterious Man in Black (respectively). The film won't be a straight adaptation of the first book in the series (which is called The Gunslinger), but will instead jump into the middle of the multi-book story of Roland's quest to find the titular tower. Since this movie will apparently take place largely "in our day, in the modern world," fans speculate that it might be more of an adaptation of the third book in the series, which is titled The Waste Lands.

In the story, Jake Chambers is a young protege of the gunslinger's. Taylor is a relative newcomer with only a few episodes of television to his name; he appeared in a British series called Doctor Foster, and as a young version of Sean Bean's character on TNT's Legends.

Nikolaj Arcel is directing The Dark Tower, and the film is set for release on February 17, 2017. As far as I know, plans are still in place for this to be at least a trilogy with a TV show component as well, but as of right now, this movie is the only one that's received an official greenlight. I guess they're waiting to see how it does before they fully decide to go ahead with a continuation of the story. 

Mad Max: Fury Road actress Abbey Lee already has a role, and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul is rumored to be joining the production as well. Shooting begins in South Africa in six weeks, so I expect we'll hear some more casting news soon.

Watch: CREED Recut to Look Like a 1990s VHS Release

Mashable is back with another of its Watercooler series of remix videos, and this one imagines what Ryan Coogler's boxing spin-off Creed would look like if it were released on VHS tape in the '90s. The tracking, awful puns, and cheesy voiceover are pretty spot-on. Creed was one of my favorite films of 2015, and if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend checking it out. You can read my review right here.

Andy Samberg Wields Mjolnir in Red-Band Trailer For POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING

Why is a clueless musician named Conner (Andy Samberg) swinging Thor's hammer in the first red-band trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping? I have no idea, but it somehow seems to fit in with all of the other craziness you'd expect from The Lonely Island.

Popstar follows "singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) [as he] faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all." This red-band trailer has an F-bomb and a topless woman in it, so take that into account before you fire this up at the office.

The collection of cameos looks pretty impressive, with people like Usher, Adam Levine, Bill Hader, Tim Meadows, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, and more, but as we saw in Zoolander 2, cameos alone aren't going to be enough to save the movie. Thankfully, these guys have always been hilarious, so I have faith that the movie will be more than just a parade of famous people walking through the frame.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits theaters on June 3.