Jonah Hill has cancelled his appearances for the rest of his French tour promoting War Dogs after a bizarre interview on the television show Le Grand Journal. Business Insider states in the interview, Hill is berated by host Ornella Fleury. It got pretty brutal pretty quick with Fleury saying the following...
"It's when I saw you get sodomized by a 3-meter tall demon in This Is The End that I told myself THAT is the man of my dreams.”
Hill clearly gets defensive and fires back, "I hear you get sodomized pretty often." My guess is that wasn't translated back to the host as she continues...
"My sexual fantasy would be that we would meet up in a hotel room at night. We would chat, you'd make me laugh, you'd make me laugh a lot...and then all of a sudden you'd bring your friends Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt… and then you would leave."
Fleury did later apologize for her actions on the show after Hill cancelled the rest of his French tour, stating that she shouldn't have treated him as if he were her friend and recognized him as a legitimate actor.
I already know as I'm posting this that there's gonna be some hate on Hill in the comments saying he sucks, but I for one have a lot of respect for the guy for how he's built his career from goofy teen movies to Oscar-caliber films. Not a lot of people do that, and not a lot of people CAN do that.
If you're like me, you've never seen an indie film called Counting to 1,000, so you probably haven't heard of actress Cailee Spaeny. But Variety reports that the actress (and pop singer) has been cast as the female lead in the highly-anticipated Pacific Rim 2.
Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight took over the director's chair from producer Guillermo del Toro, and he's already cast John Boyega (as Stacker Pentecost's [Idris Elba's] son) and Scott Eastwood in major roles. We know Charlie Hunnamwon't be back, although del Toro has promised that "a lot of the cast from the first movie is coming back." Other plot and character details are few and far between, so we basically know nothing about who Spaeny will be playing here.
Lexi Alexander will tackle the bizarre and horrifying story behind Chris Benoit in the biographical film Crossface. Slashfilm writes film itself will be based heavily on the book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry by Matthew Randazzo V. Of course, many are familiar with the story of the WCW/WWE wrestler who was later found to have tortured and murdered his wife and 7-year-old son after all three were found dead in their home.
The book focuses mainly on Benoit's 22-year career in wrestling and how a man so well liked and known for loving his family could turn on a dime so quickly. Years later, it was shown that Benoit was likely suffering from CTE and that he had the mental functionality of an 88-year-old man with Alzheimers.
Don't expect WWE to be promoting this film, as they've censored Benoit from their wrestling history altogether, even going so far as to remove him from matches and story lines within their history and refusing to acknowledge his accolades within the brand.
Anyone interested in seeing this? As a wrestling fan who came into the sport before and after his era, it would be interesting to see how he was viewed before the murder. From what I hear it was almost impossible for those that knew him to believe that he would do such a thing.
On a list of things you didn't expect to see on a Friday, make sure to add this. At Burning Man (according to Youtube comments, I think it looks more like Wasteland Weekend) two men met under the Thunderdome to battle to the death. They chose to do so in T-Rex suits with foam swords while they swung from a suspension swing.
As you watch this, imagine the amount of time that went into this event. Think about how long it took to set up the cage, the swing system, and find two people willing to go through this activity. Then think about how someone came up with this...because I'd really like to know how you think this event came to be!
Composer Alexandre Desplat, who won an Oscar for the music for Wes Anderson'sThe Grand Budapest Hotel, was originally slated to create the score for Gareth Edwards'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This was a momentous announcement, considering no one aside from John Williams has ever composed music for a live-action theatrical Star Wars movie. But now that job is going to someone else.
THR reports that Michael Giacchino, the Oscar-winning composer of The Incredibles, Up, Star Trek, Lost, and more, has now come on board to score the film, just three months before its release. Apparently the well-publicized reshoots for Rogue One "altered the scoring calendar," and Desplat is no longer available, so Giacchino stepped in. Both are great composers, so I don't think this is necessarily an upgrade or a downgrade — more of a lateral move that will hopefully result in some awesome new music for the new film.
I've always considered Giacchino to be the natural follow-up choice for the Star Wars universe when Williams either passes away or steps down from composing, so I imagined Giacchino only handling the main saga movies, not the spin-offs. I liked the idea of getting someone other than Williams in to do the standalone films just to add another layer of separation between them and the saga films, so I wonder if Giacchino will ultimately end up scoring both types of these franchise movies, or if he'll stick to the standalones in the future.
Giacchino has Doctor Strange coming up in November, but I'll be seeing him perform music from Lost (which I consider to be the best work of his career thus far) at a Lost Live concert later this month, so stay tuned to GeekTyrant for a write-up about that. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16, 2016.
A couple new international posters have surfaced for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I've seen a bunch of sites post them saying how awesome and great they are. These are official posters for Japan (above) and South Korean (below) that were tweeted by the official Star WarsTwitter account, but to me, they look like cheap-ass photoshop jobs.
Look, I'm insanely excited for this movie! I'm more excited for it than I was for The Force Awakens, but I'm not going to let that excitement blind me to bad marketing and poorly designed posters. They basically took images we're already very familiar with and awkwardly threw them together, and they do nothing to evoke any kind of excitement.
Why aren't they doing anything fun with these?! Posters are supposed to be exciting and energetic. I hate to say that these are just boring and plain. I remember the days when all the Star Wars posters that were released domestically and internationally actually packed a punch. I included some of the older Japanese and South Korea posters that were released for the original trilogy back in the day below.
Why can't fans around the world get cool posters with some actual effort put into developing them? Come on! This is Star Wars! There's a legacy of awesomeness that comes with this franchise. Let's ramp things up and get fans even more pumped for the movie by creating badass posters that we'd want to frame and hang on our walls because that what the fans want.
Pictures from a Redditor have led to speculation that season two of Stranger Things may already be filming! /u/hollygorock uploaded pictures from what is known in the show as Hawkins Laboratory that showed numerous cars and productions trucks on site. You can also see some trailers!
Just in case you were wondering, the actual building is found in Atlanta, Georgia in the Briarcliff area. It's good to know they're on it and trying to get us season two as soon as possible! Let's hope the continuation does justice to the first season!
Fox has released a new trailer and nine clips for the upcoming third season of Gotham, which comes with the subtitle "Mad City." As you'll see in the trailer, it looks like things really do get crazy this season, and I can't wait to see where this upcoming season leads these characters.
In the clips, we see Bruce Wayne addressing the board of directors of his company; Jim Gordon getting grilled by the reporter, Valerie Vale, at a bar; and Penguin interrupting a press conference at the GCPDto reveal that Fish Mooney is leading an army of escaped crazy people.
The other four promo clips focus on certain characters of the series including Bullock, Selina Kyle, Nathaniel Barnes, Barbara and Tabitha, Jim Gordon, and Fish Mooney.
Here's the synopsis for the upcoming premiere episode, which is set to air on Monday, September 19th:
Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce's doppelganger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens in the all-new "Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell... "
Season Three will peel back the curtain on the infamous criminal organization known as the Court of The Owls. With the Indian Hill escapees on the loose, JIM GORDON must take matters into his own hands as a bounty hunter in Gotham. He makes it his mission to find HUGO STRANGE, the mastermind behind the horrifying Indian Hill experiments, and FISH MOONEY, one of Strange’s subjects. Meanwhile, GCPD Detective HARVEY BULLOCK and Captain NATHANIEL BARNES remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in the monster-ridden city. Also, BRUCE WAYNE, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, ALFRED PENNYWORTH, and former Wayne Enterprises employee, LUCIUS FOX, discovers there are still more secrets to uncover regarding his parents’ murders.
Not long ago some photos surfaced from the set of Thor: Ragnarok that teased a connection to Doctor Strange. In the photo, Thor is holding a piece of paper with the address, "177A Bleecker St," which is the address of Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum in Greenwich Village, New York. This led us to believe that maybe Thor and Loki were going to visit the Sorcerer Supreme for some help.
During a recent interview with Digital Spy, director Taika Waititi was asked if Doctor Strange would be making an appearance in the film. Of course, he played coy about the whole thing, so we still don't know for sure if Stange will be in the film or not.
"Ohhh I don't know. I am not sure if... I don't know actually. I can't comment on it. It may have just been something for the fans."
He was then asked if Benedict Cumberbatch will make a cameo in Ragnarok, to which Waititi replied:
"Might be something like that. Might be a little tease. Or maybe a tease just for people who wanted to zoom into that photo."
One thing he didn't say in his response was, "No. he's not in the movie." So the possibility is still open for Strange to show up, which would be awesome. I hope that it happens!
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd, 2017.