Josh Brolin Discusses The SICARIO Sequel, SOLDADO, Saying It’s “Bigger” and “More Severe”

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2015's Sicario was one of the best movies to come out that year, but I would have never assumed it needed a sequel. But writer Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water Wind River) wrote a script for a sequel anyway and titled it Soldado. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro didn't delay to sign up for the follow-up, but director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049), who helmed the Sicario won't return for the sequel. Instead, Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah) stepped in to direct.

Collider recently spoke with Brolin about the release of his upcoming film Only the Brave, the actor expressed high praise for Soldado:

“You know what? That movie, honestly, I’ll just tell you really quick, when I first saw it I was like, ‘Okay, it’s a good movie and I think we need to trim some things. We need to do this, and this, and that to it.’ Everybody else had their notes and then when they saw the final cut it’s a really good movie. I’m really excited about it. I was actually surprised at how good it turned out.”

Brolin also pointed out that at first, he wasn’t sure how Sicario would turn out either:

“When I saw [Sicario], I said, ‘This is a really fucking good movie.’ When I finished the movie, I thought it was going to be OK. I had seen Denis’s movies. I knew he was a great director, but not everybody’s perfect and not everybody can put a good movie together no matter what their intentions are, but when I saw Sicario I didn’t know what happened. I was like, ‘I know we accomplished a good movie, but why don’t I remember this?’

I kind of felt the same way [with Soldado], and maybe that all stems from Taylor Sheridan’s writing and the fact that you can only fuck up his scripts to a certain extent, but it’s still going to be a good movie because maybe it does all start with the script. When you have an OK script you’re constantly manipulating it to make it sound decent, is one thing. When you have a great script and you’re just trying to do justice to it, maybe that’s something else, and I think that’s what we experienced with him.”

Brolin the said audiences are in for something even more hardened with Soldado:

“I think it’s just more severe, man. All the way around. I think the characters are more severe. I think the movie is more severe. I think it’s just much bigger. It’s just a bigger scope film. Like I said, when I saw it it was like Sicario felt like a small movie to me, even though it was a very intimate movie. I’ve always said I don’t understand why bigger movies can’t be just as intimate, if not more intimate. Why do they have to be less emotional? I think Soldado‘s a perfect example of that. I think it’s extremely emotional. I think it’s extremely tense and it deals with similar subject matters.”

While Soldado has finished shooting, we still have to wait a while to see it, Sony Pictures has it slated for release on June 29, 2018. 

How It Should Have Ended Takes On SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

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Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming was well-liked by audiences both in the theater and now on Blu-Ray.  Now the guys over at How It Should Have Ended are sticking it to the web-slinger in their latest animated parody.

I love how they always bring up plot holes and weak points that leave you saying, "Oh yeah, that was dumb."  And they even find a perfect opportunity to rip on all the previous cinematic versions of Spider-Man, and those yet to come.  Anyways, check it out below:

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Director James Gunn Will Introduce More Of The Old School Lineup

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Ever since Sylvester Stallone appeared as Starhawk in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, fans have been wondering if we will get more of him in future movies or was it just a one-time cameo appearance.

During a Q&A session on Facebook from writer/director, James Gunn revealed that the team is here to stay and the original Guardians will continue to play a role in the MCU. He hosted the Q&A session to celebrate the first appearance of the Guardians 48 years ago when he hinted at his future plans for the team.

When asked if we going to see more of the old school line up, Gunn replied:

We do know that Gunn is currently writing the script for the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy, which is rumored to release in theaters sometime in 2020. James Gunn recently said that it will be the starting point for the next big overreaching story arc of the MCU after Avengers 4. We may see more characters like Adam Warlock, Nova, and the Ravagers (AKA the team name for the original Guardians characters).

What do you want to see more of? 

Great Trailer For TNT’s Original 1886 Procedural Series THE ALIENIST with Luke Evans, Daniel Brühl, and Dakota Fanning

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The Alienist is an upcoming procedural series that stars Daniel BrühlLuke Evans, and Dakota Fanning who work together as early criminal profilers in 1896, and try to get into the mind of one of New York City’s first serial killers before they hunt him down. 

The Alienist is based on the novel by Caleb Carr and created for TV by Cary Fukunaga — which explains the somber cinematic tone.

You might recognize Brühl from all his years of playing Nazis and superhero villains. It looks like Brühl has finally landed a role as a gifted criminal profiler. 

“Instead of looking to cure a disease of the body, I look to help those who are suffering from illness of the mind,” Daniel Brühl’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler says in the opening shots of the Alienist trailer. “Sometimes, society looks upon people as crazy. It may only mean that they are alienated from their own true natures.”

The Alienist is an early term for a criminal psychologist. But Dr. Kreizler can’t do the job on his own — he’s soon joined by newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) and aspiring police detective Sarah Howard (Fanning), as they form a unit to combine Kreizler’s psychology techniques with old-fashioned detective work.

The series is set during the Gilded Age, in which crime and butchered medical practices ran rampant.

The Alienist opens with a series of gruesome murders of boy prostitutes that grip New York City. The police call upon criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city’s first female police detective.

The Alienist priemieres on TNT on January 22, 2018.

NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! This School Surveillance Video Supposedly Capturing a Ghost in Action Is Not Scary!

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Halloween season is now upon us, and all of our favorite movies this time of year seem to focus on horror and things that go bump in the night. Well, in Cork, Ireland, there is a lot more than a bump going on at night. The below video was caught just after 3 a.m. last week on a security camera at a secondary school called Deerpark C.B.S.!  TURN YOUR SOUND UP!

Deerpark’s headteacher, Aaron Wolfe, was “puzzled” by the incident, which features slamming lockers, flickering lights and a flying “wet floor” sign, among other mysteries. But that's not all staff members do complain that this particular part of the building is always extremely cold. “It’s also outside the Religion Room—which is weird,” Wolfe muses. Also weird:

“Our caretaker has worked in the school for over 30 years he recalls many stories of ‘paranormal activity’.

“For example on one occasion the school was hosting an exotic bird show, and the birds arrived the day before, because the organisers were worried that someone might break in and steal the birds, someone had to stay overnight.

“That person left the school in the middle of the night – they refused to stay any longer as they said that they heard ‘the last call’ being played on a trumpet – of course this could have just been the wind?!

What do you think? Do you believe it or is it just another elaborate hoax?

The HAN SOLO Film Has Wrapped Production and Finally Has an Official Title SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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After some on-set drama that led to a complete change in directors, to the addition and subtraction of cast members and after months and months of waiting, the Untitled Han Solo Spinoff has finally wrapped production.

Director Ron Howard took to twitter today, as he has faithfully done since taking over, to announce that they have finished shooting the movie.  Oh, and he also FINALLY revealed the official title of the movie, but don't hold your breath, its pretty much what everyone expected. Solo: A Star Wars Story.

In the video, Howard thanks all the cast and crew and also mentions that he will see us "next year."  Now that could mean a variety of things, but it most likely means that Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters next year. Now is it significant that he didn't say, "See you in May?" Because Lucasfilm has insisted since parting ways with original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, that their departure and the hiring of Howard to take over would in no way affect the original release date of May 25, 2018. So I find it interesting that Howard kept it vague with "next year." Does this mean, Lucasfilm might slow their roll and push Solo to December? That is yet to be known. But regardless, we are getting Han Solo next year, and that is a pretty exciting thing to think about.

I don't actually mind the title, but it is very strange that Disney and Lucasfilm made us wait so long to get an official title only to release the most obvious one. That's a little irritating.  What do you guys think? Like it? Hate it?  Don't Care?  Have any better ideas? Let us know in the comments.

Kevin Feige Won’t Say Why Lady Sif Is Not In THOR: RAGNAROK

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Will we see Thor's loyal friends The Warriors Three and Sif in Thor: Ragnarok? Well, ScreenRant has now confirmed that the trio is in the movie, but there is no sign of Jaimie Alexander's character Lady Sif. Could it be due to the fact that Alexander is busy with NBC's TV series Blindspot? Well, Marvel boss Kevin Feige is refusing to reveal the reason why when asked about her absence. Not only is his answer cryptic and he appears to completely dodge the question:

"You’re the second person to ask me that question today, and I will quote Maz Kanada from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 'that is a good question for another time.' Is that the quote? It’s pretty close to that." 

So, what does that mean? Is he dodging the question because Alexander didn't want to return or will her absence be explained in Avengers: Infinity War? It's hard to say right now.

As a result, Sif's big screen future remains very much up in the air but it's not looking good. What do you guys think about Feige's bizarre comments? Let us know your thoughts in the usual place.

Guillermo Del Toro Is Making a Documentary about Director Michael Mann

A big announcement was recently made at the Lumière Film Festival, Cannes by the director of the festival, Thierry Fremaux, as he presented the recent director’s cut of Michael Mann’s Heat. Fremaux revealed that iconic director Guillermo del Toro is making a documentary about Michael Mann.

There are not a lot of details known about the project and it's not clear if it will be a feature, or if it’ll be more like a bonus feature on a release like The Criterion Collection. But it is pretty cool to know that a brilliant filmmaker wants to make a movie about another brilliant filmmaker. Del Toro is an admitted fan of Mann's work:

If you could choose two filmmakers, one to make the movie and the other to be the subject matter, who would you choose? Let us know in the comments.

I for one would love to see Edgar Wright direct a documentary about Quentin Tarantino.

Via: The Playlist

David Fincher Takes a Dig At Marvel Studios Movies

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a massive fan base, but like all things in pop culture, it has its share of haters too. Lots of directors have even openly admitted that they never want to helm a Marvel movie. Now, we can add iconic filmmaker David Fincher to the list of those unwilling to work with Kevin Feige.

During a recent interview to promote his new Netflix series Mindhunter, Fincher took aim at Marvel Studios for being responsible for not allowing a new wave of storytelling to develop in the current Hollywood system. 

"Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who are- don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel. And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, there’s a chance at something that isn’t lassoed and hogtied by three acts. And there’s something else that doesn’t have to be 22-minute half hour or have a cliffhanger. I think it is an exciting time."

That might make some Marvel fan's blood boil. Marvel Studios is known for taking a lot of creative control over its movies and even though its worked out quite well for them, it does mean directors are unable to be as creative as they may actually want to be (hence why Edgar Wright left Ant-Man). 

What do you guys think of what Fincher said, agree or disagree?  

Source: Yellow King Film Boy

David Fincher Takes a Dig At Marvel Studios Movies

fincherdavid6252012.jpeg

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a massive fan base, but like all things in pop culture, it has its share of haters too. Lots of directors have even openly admitted that they never want to helm a Marvel movie. Now, we can add iconic filmmaker David Fincher to the list of those unwilling to work with Kevin Feige.

During a recent interview to promote his new Netflix series Mindhunter, Fincher took aim at Marvel Studios for being responsible for not allowing a new wave of storytelling to develop in the current Hollywood system. 

"Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who are- don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel. And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it, there’s a chance at something that isn’t lassoed and hogtied by three acts. And there’s something else that doesn’t have to be 22-minute half hour or have a cliffhanger. I think it is an exciting time."

That might make some Marvel fan's blood boil. Marvel Studios is known for taking a lot of creative control over its movies and even though its worked out quite well for them, it does mean directors are unable to be as creative as they may actually want to be (hence why Edgar Wright left Ant-Man). 

What do you guys think of what Fincher said, agree or disagree?  

Source: Yellow King Film Boy