Asking a celebrity to the prom doesn't work that often, so I'm guessing the high school student who asked Dwayne "The Rock," Johnson to her prom didn't exactly expect the actor to respond. Because he's The Rock though, he totally did, and while he didn't go with the girl to prom, he did send her a very special message via her school intercom. Check out the video below, and then check out her reaction and tell me The Rock isn't one of the best actors in Hollywood today:
It's a rare talent when an actor is just as entertaining and intriguing to watch in one genre as he is in another, and it's not often Hollywood can find actors like that. Usually when they do, these folks get elevated to crazy levels of fame, although I would say Jimmi Simpson still has yet to hit his real peak in Hollywood. It's a real shame because the guy is just as great at making you feel as he is creeping you out, and I'd love to see the guy be a part of a major movie franchise some day. Anyway, if you're looking for evidence of Simpson's versatility, check out these roles he played on the road to HBO's Westworld:
Season 3 of Attack On Titan is on the way, and it's arriving much sooner than it took Season 2 to release. Japan has set a date for the Season 3 premiere on the NHK network with July 22nd being their official release date. This means all subtitled loving fans will be able to enjoy Season 3 of Attack on Titan over in the states July 23! Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation, commented:
“We’re thrilled to be bringing back Attack on Titan for its third season in 2018 and on the heels of the series’ long-awaited and exciting return last year. Everyone is anxious to see what’s in store for the new season. Fans have been clamoring with non-stop speculation ever since Wit Studio released a Season 3 teaser poster last October. We will all soon find out later this year.”
Check out the trailer below, and let us know if you'll be tuning in!
A theater in Australia had to give some free tickets out after a screening of Peter Rabbit was preceded by a trailer for A24's latest horror film Hereditary. For those not familiar with the latter film, this is the upcoming possession horror where a woman's deceased mother begins to possess her grandchildren and haunt their family. If you watch the trailer, you'll notice things kind of start off like a preview for another children's film, but then derail very quickly:
Theater goers reported parents were seen sprinting out of the theater with their children in tow and screaming at the projectionist to turn the trailer off. All patrons received a complimentary ticket for the potentially scarring event, which should smooth things over.
Honestly I'm jealous I wasn't there to witness something like that. The craziest thing I ever had happen was I went to a 3D film that wasn't switched to 3D until 15 minutes into the film. We didn't get a refund. Anyone else have an experience similar to this happen to them?
Luke is loving the limelight and showing off his skills for Harlem in a new clip for Luke Cage Season 2. The clip is mostly filler with no important story to give away the show's plot, but it does show that Luke has gotten a bit of swagger since we last saw him. Seriously, he's flexing for Harlem after chucking that tire! Check out the clip below and get ready for the new season June 22:
Some new footage from Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage's Superman Lives has hit the web, and it's all thanks to our pals at Dread Central. The following is a 60-second clip of test footage for the Superman suit meant for the film, which is about as far from the traditional Superman suit as one can get. It looks even crazier than when it was described, and I'll be honest, I'm kind of digging it. Had this been a film for an original Tim Burton hero and not Superman, I would've totally been down for this costume! Check out the footage below and let us know if you agree:
New photos have surfaced of Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which may be the best look anyone gets at it for awhile. Take a look at some of the pictures (via Dark Horizons) and get the deets below:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was originally going to be the closing night film showed at Cannes, but that's up in the air now due to allegations that Gilliam does not own the rights to the film. Alfama Films Production explained the situation in a released statement (via Screen Daily):
“Alfama Films Production has been granted permission to obtain a writ against the Cannes Film Festival and will ask the president of the Paris District Court to impose a ban on the screening of the film by Terry Gilliam, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, due to the violation of its rights, rights which have been confirmed in three separate legal rulings,”
A hearing regarding whether or not Gilliam will be allowed to screen the film at Cannes will take place May 7. If the ruling goes against Gilliam, it'll be the latest development in his 18-year-struggle to get his telling of this story to theaters. Let's cross our fingers that everything that's supposed to happen will happen...but really that we get to see this film. In case you missed the trailer, you can watch it here.
The film stars Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in the role of Toby and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) in the role of Don Quixote. As a fan of Gillam's film work, I couldn't be more excited about this!
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby, an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embark on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century. Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to determine his dreams from reality. The tale culminates in a phantasmagorical and emotional finale where Toby takes on the mantle of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The movie also stars Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Good Will Hunting), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal Não Está à Venda, A Uma Hora Incerta), Óscar Jaenada (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jordi Mollà (Criminal, In the Heart of the Sea), Sergi Lopez (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Rossy de Palma (Julieta, The Flower of my Secret).
The Barbie movie has been on and off again for quite a while and shaping up to be one of the worst acquisitions Sony has made in quite a while. First the series lost Anne Hathaway, then Amy Schumer, but things seemed to be on the up and up when they secured Tully screenwriter Diablo Cody to write the script for the film. The film was set for a 2017 release date, but eventually was pushed off until 2020 as Cody revealed she just couldn't write a script for the film (via Slashfilm):
“To be honest, the timeline coincided with my writing Tully. I was really overwhelmed at the time, and I think I was really only capable of reaching in and pulling out something super personal. Look, I think the idea of a Barbie movie is super f—ing cool and I hope something goes in there and kills it. And I mean kills it in a positive way. I hope it’s a great movie is what I’m saying! [Laughs] Which is why I initially signed on to do it, which I think is a cool idea, especially now.
But for whatever reason, I’ve always had trouble, I’ve never been great at adaptations. I think when it comes down to it, I’m pretty much an original screenplay person.”
Cody is an Academy Award winning writer, so I won't doubt that when she said she couldn't make it happen, she meant it. That's a shame for Sony though, as they did drop a metric butt-ton of cash on acquiring the rights to a doll I don't even see kids playing with anymore, and they might have something to show for it two years from now. Do you think Sony should throw in the towel, or should they just go ahead and make sure they shove something out of this deal regardless of how bad it is? I vote the latter, because I think a trainwreck of a Barbie film would be amazing to watch. What about you?
VR technology is advancing every day, and Disney has a prototype in its possession that may be a game changer. Code-named the "Force jacket," the device is a Pneumatically-actuated jacket that simulates the feeling of touch on one's body during VR stuff. Like, if a snake slithered across your body, you would be able to feel that now. It sounds pretty amazing, and looks even cooler than that! Check out the suit in action below, and let us know if you'd want one! We are one step closer to the world of Ready Player One!
The world just learned of the existence of a Doom reboot a handful of days ago, and now Dread Central has an alleged scoop from some unnamed sources. The film will be directed by Tony Giglio (Timber Falls, S.W.A.T. Under Siege) and that Once Upon A Time actress Amy Manson is set to play the film's lead.
It's also been revealed that the project is being helmed by Universal's non-film division Universal 1440 Entertainment, which appears to mean the project is going straight to DVD or a streaming platform. That makes sense, and would certainly explain why we've heard next to nothing about it until now. Are you more, or less excited for this film now that you've read all this?