The first teaser trailer has been released for director Jason Reitman's new comedy Tully, which stars Charlize Theron. The two worked together on the film Young Adult, which I enjoyed. I like the films of Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air), and even though this next film is supposed to be a comedy about what it's like to be a mom, it kinda looks depressing!
Charlize Theron plays Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is barely making it through each day. She "is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis)."
This is definitely a different kind of character for Charlize Theron, who has been making some fun badass action movies recently like Fury Road, Furious 7, and Atomic Blonde. It doesn't look like she'll be kicking much ass in this movie, but it still looks like an interesting flick that should turn out to be good.
Tully was written by Diablo Cody and it also stars Ron Livingston (Office Space). It's set to open on April 20, 2018.
As you'll see in this new behind-the-scenes video from Thor: Ragnarok, you'll get a little taste of director Taika Waititi's wonderfully bonkers personality. The video is labeled as a "bloopers gag reel", but it pretty much focuses on the director and what it was like for the cast and crew to work with him. This seriously looks like it would have been an amazingly fun film production to be a part of. It seems like it would be a blast to work with Taika Waititi! After watching this, I want to work with him! Enjoy!
Netflix has released a new trailer for their new film Altered Carbon and it's packed full of awesome new footage. It also offers up interesting story details about the cyberpunk sci-fi noir film.
Altered Carbon is based on Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel, which is set 500 years in the future, and as you'll see, the film is visually stunning. It has a very Blade Runner kind of feel to it that I think fans will appreciate.
The trailer focuses on the story of the main character, Takeshi Kovacs (Will Yun Lee), a Japanese-American man whose consciousness is transferred into the body of a white man (Joel Kinnaman) hundreds of years in the future and brought back to solve the murder of a wealthy mogul.
Here's the full description of the story:
When human consciousness can be stored on digital implants (called “stacks”) which allow the mega-rich to continually upgrade their bodies (dubbed “sleeves”) and essentially live forever. The story follows an elite soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. This is him below during a flashback scene (where he’s initially played by Will Yun Lee) along with his sister Reileen Kawahara (Dichen Lachman). They were killers for hire who became revolutionaries.
Kovacs is imprisoned, his conscious stored away, and then awoken centuries later in a different body. He’s now played by Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Kovacs’ freedom was arranged by a wealthy mogul, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), who offers Kovacs a pardon for his crimes if he can solve a “murder” — Bancroft’s own, as somebody killed his previous sleeve.
Kovacs was trained by Quell (Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry), the leader of the Envoys — elite interstellar warriors, trained in the ways of intuition, combat, and survival The release of Kovacs catches the interest of Kristin Ortega (Martha Higareda), a detective with a complicated past.
The series comes from writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel, Shutter Island) with a pilot shot by director Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed the “Battle of the Bastards” episode of Game of Thrones.
The series is said to be the biggest budgeted series for Netflix yet and it will be released on Friday, February 2nd.
If you like a good mystery, I've got an intriguing trailer here for you to watch for the film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall. The film premiered at Sundance last year and I heard good things. After watching this trailer, I think it looks like a movie worth checking out.
The movie tells the story of a character named Sidney Hall, played by Logan Lerman, who found success as a writer with a popular novel that he wrote at an early age. He then ends up disappearing without a trace, so his friends and family start searching for him to see what happened. If going to be interesting to see how this mystery unfolds.
I like the tone and the vibe of what I'm seeing and it has a super great cast that includes Logan Lerman, Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Lane, and Margaret Qualley. Here's the synopsis:
Sidney Hall harbors a precocious talent for writing. His classroom essays exhibit a danger that some find off-putting, though one teacher recognizes his talent and urges Sidney to pursue a writing career. Early success with his first novel makes Sidney a celebrity, though his dystopian observations about suburbia provoke tragic outcomes among some young readers, cloaking his name in scandal. Heightened scrutiny and expectations haunt him, as do dark secrets from his past that complicate his creativity, and interfere with his chances of finding love with a childhood sweetheart. When the disillusioned writer has all but disappeared from public life, a mysterious detective seeks the answer to his mystery.
The movie was directed by Shawn Christensen and it will be released in select theaters on March 2nd.
I stumbled upon an interesting link while surfing Reddit this morning. Reddit User /u/sylvrtortus created a tourism website for Clock Town from The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask. The site is amazingly detailed with pretty much everything you could expect from a tourism website for a video game.
What things can one expect to do in Clock town? Apparently there are several things to do like, watching time go by, gazing at the moon and stars, mastering the way of the sword, and my personal favorite: getting loaded on milk!
The website covers pretty much anything you would expect from any tourism website. It includes amenities like banking, mail delivery, and a convenient Inn. It even has special offers for those interested in getting a boat cruise to the southern swamp in Woodfall.
If you have ten to fifteen minutes to spare you may want to check out what Clock Town has to offer. The site gave me a ton of nostalgia for Majora’s Mask. What would you do if you were able to go visit Clock Town in real life? Would you reach a terrible fate, or get ‘loaded on milk’ with the locals? I would love to hear your comments!
Some new photos have surfaced from the set of Avengers 4 featuring several characters such as Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
The most interesting thing about these photos is the fact that a clean-shaven Captain America is wearing the same uniform that he wore in Joss Whedon's first Avengers film. TMZ says that this could be a flashback scene, which is what I first thought when I saw the photos. But, I don't think that's the case. Why? Because Ant-Man is there sporting a band new Ant-Man suit for Avengers 4! It can't be a flashback scene.
So, is this scene they are shooting set in the present day? Is it a flashback? An alternate reality? Could there be some kind of time-travel involved? Is he a ghost of the past that the other characters have somehow tapped into in present time? If it is a ghost from the past, does that mean Cap dies in Infinity War as so many fans have speculated?! We'll just have to wait and see! In the meantime, check out the images and share your own theories below!
Golly Gee Wilikers! I can't wait to see how this current iteration of the MCU all comes to an end!
Chris Evans & his #Avengers co-stars were seen on set today, and at one point, they were all seen joking around & laughing together. See all the new pics! https://t.co/Ry588kIULs
Legendary artist Drew Struzan's Back to the Future movie poster is one of the most indelible poster images ever: a perfect distillation of Robert Zemeckis's time travel classic and a terrific encapsulation of the wonder and awe contained in that film. If you've ever wanted a 24'' x 26'' screen print version of that poster, now's your last chance to get one!
The awesome folks at L.A.'s Hero Complex Gallery worked with scans of the original painting to make sure that these prints meet the high standards of both the gallery and Struzan himself, who oversaw the decision-making process and approved the color palette before printing.
From now until 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 15, you can purchase either the traditional one-sheet print (complete with title, text, and credit block) or the "art print version," which is textless and allows you to focus more fully on Struzan's wonderful composition and the gorgeous colors he used to craft this iconic piece of film art. The posters are $135 each, but for an extra $50, you can get Struzan himself to sign the poster for you. That's an incredible deal, especially considering this is the first time this poster is being offered as a screen print.
You can order your poster (with or without signature) right here, but hurry! Once midnight on Monday night rolls around, the window of opportunity will be closed, and you'll wish you had your own DeLorean time machine to go back and capitalize on this chance to own a piece of movie history.
We all know that the world is, unfortunately, filled with greed and corruption, especially within Wall Street and some of the biggest corporations in the world. Netflix has released the first trailer for a new documentary series called Dirty Money, which deals with the scumbags of the world, and it's probably going to piss you off.
The series will offer us an "up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal and corruption in the world of business." Some of the subjects of the series include VW, Big Pharma, HSBC, Trump INC, and more. Watch the trailer and then below that you'll find information on each of the six episodes of the series:
Dirty Money was developed by documentary filmmakers that include award-winning directors Alex Gibney, Jesse Moss, Erin Lee Carr, Kristi Jacobson, Brian McGinn and Fisher Stevens.
Here's a breakdown of each of the episodes:
HARD NOx (Directed by Alex Gibney) – Gibney reveals shocking new details about VW’s corporate deceit, and exposes the unholy alliance between governments and automakers that allowed the automaker to put tens of thousands of lives at risk — all for the sake of a $500 part.
PAYDAY (Directed by Jesse Moss) – Targeting unsuspecting Americans, a group of payday lenders made millions off small loans with undisclosed charges, inflated interest rates and incomprehensible rules. But the way the laws are written, is that a crime or just business?
DRUG SHORT (Directed by Erin Lee Carr) – Wall Street short-sellers expose a scam that regulators overlook: how Big Pharma gouges patients in need of life-saving drugs.
CARTEL BANK (Directed by Kristi Jacobson) – For decades, HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels. Senator Elizabeth Warren, dogged journalists and prosecutors try to hold the bankers to account. But will they be judged “too big to jail?”
THE MAPLE SYRUP HEIST (Directed by Brian McGinn) – In Canada, maple syrup is worth more than oil. When $20 million of syrup goes missing, the trail leads back to an epic battle between cartels and the little guy.
THE CONFIDENCE MAN (Directed by Fisher Stevens) – A rollicking profile of the rise and reign of TRUMP Inc. Weaving together a tapestry of tales in real estate booms and busts, Stevens lays out how Donald Trump’s business career transformed from epic failures into a consummate branding machine that propelled him into office.
Do you know why Darth Vader constantly made changes to his suit during the Star Wars saga? Surprisingly, your response may not fit within the new canon, as the old explanation that Sidious was constantly changing it to keep him in a weakened state is no longer the case. According to the new saga, Vader was constantly working on the suit in an effort to optimize the suit to make him more mobile and prevent further harm to what remained of his body. Learn more about all that below, and let us know which story you like better for explaining why Vader's suit changes in the films.
A few months ago, we learned that Gambit is slated for a February 14, 2019 release, and according to Omega Underground, filming will begin March 19, 2018 in New Orleans at Big Easy Studios. This is the same studio where Logan and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes were shot.
Gambit is my favorite character from X-Men. He’s funny, got awesome powers and skills, and seems like he knows when to be serious. This is especially perfect for me since Rogue is my wife’s favorite character. Unfortunately, Gambit hasn’t had the best portrayal on the silver screen. That’s right, I used the singular version because for whatever reason he has only been in one of the X-Men movies, and it’s one of the most hated ones: X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Imagine my excitement though when I heard Gambit would get his own movie. I was ecstatic! Then I found out that he was going to be played by Channing Tatum and that brought down my enthusiasm a little. My main concern is honestly the accent. I’ve never heard Tatum pull off a Cajun accent and that’s one of the keys to being Gambit. Then you add a couple of directors leaving the project and you start to lose faith. However, I still want to see this movie! It's being directed by Gore Verbinski (The Ring, A Cure For Wellness) and I hope that it is good. It has definitely has potential. This is the rumored plot that was previously released:
Remy Lebeau (Channing Tatum) is on trial in New-Orleans. He’s considered a huge security risk. We flashback to almost 25 years before. Master thief Luke Lebeau runs into eight-year-old Gambit while doing a heist. Impressed by his skills, he offers to take the mutant orphan under his wings. Raised alongside other strays he calls “cousins”, the teenage Gambit becomes the superstar of the Thief Guild. He encounters Bella Donna Boudreaux while on the run from the police. Sparks immediately fly since Bella is also a fellow mutant. Their love is directly prohibited by both families since the Boudreaux are sworn enemies of the Lebeau clan. Deciding to unite the two sides, Remy offers to have the two clans team up on a HUGE heist to profit both families. Of course, the whole plan goes awry, and in the chaos, Maryanne Boudreaux shoots and kill Luke Lebeau.
We jump to 10 years later; Gambit is hired to do a job in Paris to steal something from the Louvre Museum. It was apparently a test job to see if he still has it. His mysterious employer is revealed to be Nathaniel Essex a.k.a. Mr. Sinister. He offers Gambit 40 million to recover a mysterious trunk that was stolen by the Boudreaux clan. It will be auctioned off during the yearly Thieves Ball where all the criminal organizations in the world meet up. It uses New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebrations as a cover. Gambit decides to enlist a crew of mutants to pull off this seemingly impossible heist…
Who's your favorite member of the X-Men? Are you excited for this movie?