Bryan Cranston Vs. James Franco in Funny Red-Band Trailer for WHY HIM?

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20th Century Fox has released a hilarious red-band trailer for their upcoming comedy Why Him? The movie stars Bryan Cranston as a conservative, straitlaced husband and father named Ned who is introduced to his daughter's wild and crazy internet billionaire boyfriend named Laird (James Franco) for the first time. As you might expect, Ned doesn't want his daughter to be with this kind of guy so he sets out to try and break their relationship.

John Hamburg (I Love You, Man) directed the film, and while it may not be the most original movie idea, with this cast playing these characters it looks like it will be a ton of fun. I also included the regular green-band trailer for you to watch. The red-band trailer just gives you a truer sense of what you can expect from the movie.

Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

The movie also stars Zoey Deutch, Megan MullallyKeegan-Michael KeyAndrew RannellsCasey Wilson, and Adam DeVineWhy Him? will be released on theaters on December 25th, 2016.

Mace Windu is Alive in the STAR WARS Universe According to Samuel L. Jackson and George Lucas

We all thought we saw Mace Windu die in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith when his arm was cut off and he was thrown out of a window high above the city on the planet Coruscant during an altercation with Anakin Skywalker and Darth Sidious. But maybe he didn't die, maybe Windu lives! Samuel L. Jackson believes that it would take a lot more than just cutting off an arm and throwing him out the to kill the Jedi Master.

During a Q&A on Twitter, the actor explained that "Jedi can fall from extremely high heights." He expanded on that during an interview with EW on SiriusXM, saying:

"Of course he is! Jedi can fall from amazing distances. And there's a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?" 

He's right! There's really no reason why Windu wouldn't be alive. Jackson goes on to say that he thinks Windu went into hiding after the Jedi Purge and Order 66. The actor shared his theory with Star Wars creator George Lucas, and apparently he backs up Jackson's theory.

"George [was] like, 'I'm okay with that. You can be alive.'" 

So I guess that leaves the door open for Windu to return to the Star Wars universe at some point in either Star Wars: Rebels or even another film, which would be pretty cool. Who knows if that will ever actually happen, though.

Here's a far out fan theory I'll throw out there... What if... Mace Windu... is Supreme Leader Snoke?! Oooooohhhhhhh!!!! Ha! Yeah, right. 

Is This a Sketch of the New Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King’s IT Film Adaptation?

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Stephen King's It is a favorite of mine, and I really hope that Mama director Andres Muschetti has what it takes to give fans the perfect film adaptation. He's currently developing the film, and he recently released a sketch he drew of Pennywise the Clown, who is being played by Bill Skarsgård in the film. I have no idea if this sketch is based on the clown design being used in the film, but if it is, it's creepy as hell and I can get behind that terrifying clown design.

The epic horror adventure will be split into two films. The first will focus on a group of friends known as "The Losers Club" as they face off with a terrifying monster who is killing kids in Derry, Maine. The second film is set 30 years later. The monster returns, and the group of old friends come back together to try and destroy the monster once and for all. Producer Roy Lee previously said:

“It is very close to the source material in one way but very different if you look at it as a literary piece of work… We’re taking it and making the movie from the point of view of the kids, and then making another movie from the point of view of the adults, that could potentially then be cut together like the novel. But it’s gonna be a really fun way of making this movie.”

The film also stars Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Wyatt Oleff as Eddie, Fin Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Nicholas Hamilton as Henry Bowers.

I have high hopes for this movie, and I hope to hell that Muschetti can pull it off! If this sketch indicates how he envisions Pennywise... so far so good. 

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment Is Developing New Kids Film Franchise THE GATES

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment helped shape the childhoods of kids who grew up in the '80s and '90s with films like E.T., Back to the Future, and Jurassic Park. The production company creates a special brand of magical entertainment for kids. They are getting back into action with films like Jurassic World and The BFG, and now they are developing another project called The Gates that could be a whole new family friendly sci-fi franchise.

The project is based on a novel by John Connolly and producer Michael De Luca has hired Blaise Hemingway to adapt the script. The Gates is the first of a trilogy that Amblin acquired last fall. The story follows an 11-year-old boy named Samuel Johnson who teams up with an outcast demon to stop hell on Earth. Here's a full story description from the first book in the series:

Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween, which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out.... Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it? 

Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, The Gates is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy and the courage of a boy who is barely old enough to trick or treat on his own. This novel makes anything seem possible. 

The two other novels in the series are titled The Infernals and The Creeps. This sounds like it could make for a great film franchise. A little boy teaming up with a demon to prevent hell on Earth? Count me in! It seems like a story that would fit the Amblin brand perfectly.

Source: Deadline

Red Band Trailer: Bryan Cranston, James Franco and Zoey Deutch in ‘Why Him?’

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Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.


Vinnie Jones Reunites with Matthew Vaughn for KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Vinnie Jones has joined the cast of Matthew Vaughn's highly anticipated sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and some photos of him on the set of the film have surfaced, which you can see below. 

Jones is a freakin' badass actor who has been underutilized in movies. He got his big break in Guy Ritchie's classic Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, which was produced by Vaughn, so this is an awesome reunion of sorts. As you'll see, Jones is looking very slick and stylish. There's no information on who he's playing, but there's no doubt he's going to be great in whatever role he is in. Unfortunately, I don't imagine it will be a big one. Hopefully, he sees some action, though!

All we know about the plot at this point is that the story involves an attack on Kingsman HQ, and Eggsy and Merlin head to the United States to enlist the help of the Statesman, which is an American spy organization.

Jones joins an incredible cast that also includes Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Hale Berry, Pedro Pascal, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Elton John, and Channing Tatum.

20th Century Fox is planning to release the film on June 16th, 2017.

LOST IN SPACE Remake Series Officially Ordered by Netflix

Last year we learned that Legendary TV was remaking the classic 1965 sci-fi series Lost in Space. Netflix came on board to produce the series, and now we've learned that the streaming service has ordered 10 episodes.

The new Lost In Space reboot is described as an “epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds.”

Netflix has been putting out some high-quality shows, so there's a good chance that reboot could end up being a solid, well-made series. It's got all the elements of a great series, so hopefully, they don't screw it up.

The original 1965 series was set 30 years into the future (1997), and the story revolved around an attempt by the U.S. to colonize deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a 5 1/2-year journey to another planet. But a foreign secret agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotaged the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become lost in space. It ran for three seasons on CBS, and there are a total of 83 episodes.

Neil Marshall (The Descent) is producing the series and is also expected to direct. It is being written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who most recently worked on Dracula Untold.

Lost in Space is expected to premiere sometime in 2018. 

Source: Deadline

Trailer: Tom Hanks Once Again Plays a Heroic Captain in ‘Sully’

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From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper,” “Million Dollar Baby”) comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Sully,” starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies,” “Forrest Gump”) as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

“Sully” also stars Aaron Eckhart (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Dark Knight”) as Sully’s co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar nominee Laura Linney (“The Savages,” “Kinsey,” Showtime’s “The Big C”) as Sully’s wife, Lorraine Sullenberger.

Eastwood is directing the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project is being produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.

The film reunites Eastwood with several of his longtime collaborators, who most recently worked with the director on the worldwide hit “American Sniper”: director of photography Tom Stern and production designer James J. Murakami, who were both Oscar-nominated for their work on “The Changeling”; costume designer Deborah Hopper; and editor Blu Murray.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Flashlight Films production, a Kennedy/Marshall Company production, a Malpaso production, “Sully.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


Preacher Will Spread the Good Word for a Second Season!

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

The pulpit will not be left empty in 2017.  

AMC has announced that their hit show Preacher will return for a second season in 2017. This news comes at the halfway point of it’s ten-episode freshman season.

They must be doing something right, because along with the renewal comes more episodes, as the show will go from ten to thirteen episodes in it’s sophomore session.

Charlie Collier, president of AMC, had some gracious words for the show:

Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season. What Sam [Catlin], Seth [Rogen], Evan [Goldberg] and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.

I’ve watched the first four epsiodes (I still need to catch up on the last one), but I’m digging it so far. It’s not a direct adaptation of the comic (which would be impossible to do and a huge mistake regardless) and I’m curious to see where they go. With teases of characters like Herr Starr and The Saint of Killers plus a total reworking of creepy villain Odin Quincannon, this show is blazing it’s own trail and seems to be creating an epic western tale all it’s own. Plus Ruth Negga is one of the most badass characters on TV today!

You can catch Preacher on AMC Sundays at 9pm


Review: THE BFG Brings Back That Classic Spielberg Movie Magic

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With The BFG, director Steven Spielberg has once again delivered a movie full of magic, humor, and wonder. It's been a long time since we've seen a movie from Spielberg that has fantasy elements in it, and I was really curious to see if he would be able to deliver a film full of that classic Spielberg movie magic that a lot of us grew up on, and I thought he did just that.

The BFG might not be as amazing as some of his earlier films like E.T., Jaws, Raiders of the Ark and others, but it's a wonderfully charming and magical film that absolutely entertained me! After the film's premiere at Cannes it was met with a slew of bad and mediocre reviews. But that's just a bunch of movie snobs being way too critical of a fantastical adventure film that is an absolute joy to watch. 

The film may have this sweeping epic magical feel to it, but in reality, this is a small movie with a simple story that involves two lovable characters. The story focuses on the relationship of a young orphan girl named Sophie played by Ruby Barnhill, who was stunning in the lead role, and a giant who goes by the name of BFG played by Mark Rylance, who gave an Oscar-worthy performance. This isn't a mean giant, it's not a giant who eats children. No, this is a giant who has a soft heart and one who can see all the good in the world. It has a very E.T. kind of vibe to it as it focus on a young child who befriends a strange creature. 

These two characters perfectly propel the story forward, and their relationship is captivating. Watching these two characters interacting with each other, learning about each other, and spending time together is one of the sweetest and most enjoyable things I've seen in a long time from Spielberg. The BFG especially, I just had a smile plastered on my face through most of the movie because he was so fun and whimsical. 

A lot of people I've talked to have been worried about the visual and CGI effects in the film, but I thought Weta did an incredible job helping bring this story and characters to life, especially with The BFG. His character design was brilliant, and you see the soul of the actor behind the eyes. That was Mark Rylance and his performance explodes through the character. For me it didn't feel like I was watching a CGI character, I was watching the actor play that character. Every frame of this film is a beautiful piece of art that has to be seen on the big screen.

As you may already know, the film is based on the children's book written by Roald Dahl, and if you're a fan you'll be happy to know that the film completely honors its spirit. I don't think anyone could have asked for a better adaptation. I honestly don't see how anyone who enjoyed the book wouldn't enjoy this movie. Even if you're not familiar with the book, I think there's a good chance you'll be entertained by it.

There's one scene in the film that had me laughing hysterically, and it involves Sophie, The BFG, the Queen of England, and farting. If you've read the book, then you know what I'm talking about, but this had the audience rolling with laughter.

If you're looking for an entertaining and fun film to take the whole family to, The BFG should be at the top of your list. It's got a little bit of everything that we love about the movies — aqdventure, action, drama, and comedy. It's the must see family movie of the summer!