Mel Gibson is in talks to play a spy in the upcoming film Every Other Weekend. THR says the film is about a man who convinces his son he is a spy for the CIA but, in reality, works in their I.T. department. The father is exposed when the two get in a life-threatening situation in Paris, and I would assume things get crazier from there!
It's never explicitly stated in the article, but I would assume this film sounds a bit like a comedy? I'm not certain, I just don't see a film like this being super serious. The film title itself sounds like my dad's custody rights when I was growing up!
Gibson is specifically being eyed to play the grandfather, who is actually a spy. Right now no other details of casting are known. It would be cool to see Gibson back in another action role, don't you agree?
If you've ever listened to a classic rock radio station, you're familiar with Pink Floyd's 1974 song "Comfortably Numb." But chances are extraordinarily high that you've never heard it with Benedict Cumberbatch on lead vocals. Thanks to Uproxx, you can change that by watching the video below, in which the Sherlock and Doctor Strange actor joins guitarist David Gilmour on stage and sings the verses, which used to be performed by bassist Roger Waters before Waters passed away. He does a pretty excellent imitation — if I weren't watching the video and seeing him do this with my own eyes, there's nothing in the vocal performance that would indicate it's Cumberbatch singing.
Oh come on, video, you're going to fade out during one of the greatest guitar solos of all time?! You're killin' me!
Writers of erotic fan fiction, you now have your film. Slash looks to unmask that subculture, which I'm sure we are all well aware has been mocked by many, and give a face to the people who write those stories.
In the movie, Michael Johnston plays a teen who gets in trouble for his sexually explicit fan fiction he writes at school. He then meets a girl who tells him she loves his writing, and convinces him to attend a convention for writers of erotic fan-fiction.
The movie is a comedy, because how can it not be, but it appears to be a largely genuine look into the lives of people who write these books and do what we dare not even speak of. I really like the blending of real life and the fictional sequences! Slash arrives in theaters and on VOD on December 9, 2016.
Netflix has released the first trailer for True Memoirs of an International Assassin, the latest film starring Kevin James. Adam Sandler got a globe-spanning mistaken-identity movie on the streaming service earlier this year, so it's only fair if James gets one too.
James plays Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. When the book is a huge success, he is suddenly kidnapped, taken out of the country, and forced into an assassination plot.
I rolled my eyes a lot during this trailer, but I will admit that this looks way better than Paul Blart, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom, ora lot of the other crap that James has been pumping out over the past few years. What do you think? Will you be checking this out? True Memoirs of an International Assassin hits Netflix on November 11, 2016.
Put the pedal to the metal and check out this new video from our buddy Couch Tomato. This one presents evidence that, when you boil them down into basic story points, SpeedandMad Max: Fury Road are basically the same movie. But this isn't just a simple "good guy wins, bad guy loses" type of boiling down of the facts: this video, like all of the other "24 Reasons" pieces, digs into some weirdly specific similarities between the two projects. Enjoy!
Are you guys pumped for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back? I've seen reactions from readers ranging from delighted to dismissive, and I'm trying to get a sense of what the GeekTyrant crowd thinks about this one as we approach its release. I thought the first movie was fine, and I'm guessing I'll feel similarly about this one. From what I've seen so far, it looks like one of those films that I'll enjoy as I'm watching it but probably won't think too much about after I walk out of the theater.
Paramount has unveiled a new IMAX poster and trailer for the film, which features a lot of the same footage we've seen in other trailers coupled with some new stuff I hadn't seen before. I think the bit with Tom Cruise on the phone talking about how his opponent hears excitement in his voice is new, and I hope there's more stuff like that in the movie that the marketing hasn't revealed yet. I've grown a little weary of seeing that opening handcuff scene over and over again, but considering the alternative (that they spoil more of the film ahead of time by promoting a scene we haven't seen yet), I'll take that repetition any day of the week.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters on October 21, 2016.
You know what would make Supergirl an even better series? If they used the classic Superman musical score created by John Williams. A fan who goes by the name of JasonVoorhees2011 on YouTube, took the most recent clip of the series featuring Superman and Supergirl teaming up to save a spacecraft from crash landing on Earth and added Williams' score. The result is incredible and it takes the scene to a whole new level! It just shows how powerful music can be and how it can increase the level of intensity and awesomeness when it's done right.
A couple weeks ago, we learned about an animated Indiana Jones fan film being created by artist Patrick Schoenmaker from the Netherlands. This got a lot of fans of the franchise excited, and now the short film is finally here for you to watch and enjoy! As you'll see it turned out pretty awesome!
The short is called "The Adventures of Indiana Jones," and it's the perfect thing to sate our Indiana Jones appetite while we wait for Lucasfilm, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford to make Indiana Jones 5.
The short was created in a way that would be used as an opening sequence introduction to an Indiana Jones animated series. Here's the description that came along with the short:
Famous archaeologist Dr. Indiana Jones is on a quest of a lifetime, but this time he is fully animated in this passion project by life long fan and artist Patrick Schoenmaker. Over the course of 5 years, he has crafted the opening sequence of what would be the tv series to make all other tv shows redundant: "The Adventures of Indiana Jones"!
I would love to see an animated Indiana Jones series like this! I'm surprised that it's never happened. I think it would do very well. When talking about the project, Schoenmaker explained:
"Indiana Jones must have been my first true movie hero ever since I watched Raiders of the Lost Ark on a VCR way back when. Yes, some other heroes came and went, but Indy always held a special place. After Crystal Skull was released, my love for the character was once again fully ignited and with no new movies on the horizon back then, I decided to set up an Indiana Jones project of my own to keep the fire burning a little bit longer. So, that was back in 2011 and 'a little bit longer' turned into 5 years of hard work."
Ever since I heard Warren Beatty was directing and starring in a film that centered around Howard Hughes I was interested in seeing what would come of it. Well, we've got a new full trailer for you to watch today that gives us our best look at the film yet, and it looks like a solid film that tells a charming story.
The movie stars Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) as an aspiring young actress, and Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) as her ambitious young driver. While they try to accomplish their dreams they have to put up with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes, whom they work for.
The movie has an incredible supporting cast that includes Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, and Martin Sheen. Here's the synopsis:
It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
Rules Don't Apply will be released into theaters on November 23rd.