Gambit Still Looking For a Director

The upcoming Gambit movie is slowly coming together after it’s original director Rupert Wyatt left the project last month due to “creative differences”.  However, these “creative differences” haven’t stopped Fox from pushing on with sourcing his replacement for the stand-alone X-Men film. Channing Tatum, who will be staring as the card throwing cajun, recently threw Doug Liman‘s (Edge of Tomorrow) name into the hat.  However,  if this new report from Heroic Hollywood is accurate then Liman may not be the only director that Fox is looking at.

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Daddy’s Home Trailer

Today a new trailer dropped for the new upcoming comedy staring both Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.  The film is also being directed by Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2, We’re the Millers).  The film synopses reads as follows:

A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

I have to admit the last time I saw Ferrell and Wahlberg team up (The Other Guys) I was underwhelmed.  However, there are some pretty good laughs in this trailer so I’m willing to give the film a chance.

Daddy’s Home is scheduled to be released this year December 25th.

Ant-Man Sequel Might Have a Director

With Ant-Man having exceeded all expectations its no surprise that Marvel Studios is continuing with a sequel.  The film was able to score an 80% Critic rating and an 89% Audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  On top of that it made quite a bit of money, reaching $454M at the worldwide box office.  Now, with the 2018 release date of Ant-Man and the Wasp approaching, the studio is reportedly hoping to bring director Peyton Reed back to helm their tiny superhero film once again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reed is in final negotiations with the studio to continue sitting in the director’s chair and get the film ready to hit theaters for July 2018. However, in order to make that date Marvel moved around it’s Phase 3 movie dates in order to make room for this Ant-Man sequel.  With this switch-around it was also announced that there would be three unspecified movies under the Marvel banner coming in 2020. Continue reading “Ant-Man Sequel Might Have a Director”

Spectre Early Reviews Seem Mixed

The next movie in the Daniel Craig led James Bond films, Spectre, is fast approaching its North American release date of November 6th.  However, the first press screening was held in London, and the initial reviews are making their ways onto the web.

Okay guys, all film reviews and ratings are based on human opinions. And this film seems to be getting mixed reviews, however, it seems that the overall average is leaning in a positive direction. While Yahoo Movies and The Playlist writer Oliver Lyttelton pretty much called it Quantum of Solace 2, Geoffrey MaCnab of The Independent wrote “Spectre is every bit the equal of its predecessor” but “struggles to reconcile its own internal contradictions” in the “latter stages.”
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Chris Rock to Host the 2016 Oscars

Well folks, it’s official. Comedian Chris Rock will host the 88th annual Academy Awards. Rock confirmed the news himself Wednesday morning (October 21st) on Twitter with a brief message: “Look who’s back. #Oscars,” he wrote alongside a photo of him holding the golden statue.

Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said, “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry …. comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

Rock hosted the show a decade ago when Clint Eastwood‘s  Million Dollar Baby walked away with the Best Picture prize.

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Star Wars Breaks Insane Records

If you had told me last week just how much money Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to make in the first day of ticket pre-sales I would have laughed at you and called you an idiot.  And let’s be honest here – I don’t think you can fault me for this because these numbers are insane!

IMAX Corp said Monday’s pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens far exceeded first day sales for 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers and also 2013’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which were all in the $1million pre-sale range.

‘We anticipated the ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to break records, however the pace in which this film has achieved this is remarkable,’ David Seargent, group managing director of Event Cinemas’ parent company AHL, said in a statement.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sold $6.5million across 390 screens in the United States.  That’s Six Times the amount of the previous record holders.  But those aren’t even the crazy numbers.

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Jack Recher: Never Go Back Begins Production

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media yesterday announced that principal photography had started on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise, who was last seen in both Edge of Tomorrow and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.  The film is also being directed by Edward Zwick (The Last SamuraiBlood Diamond).

The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, “Never Go Back.” The film’s script is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. Cruise will also be producing the movie.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” Avengers: Age of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn,” “Shameless”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusinger (Quantum Break, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), and Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, A Good Day to Die Hard).

Production is reportedly taking place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

“I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field controls my destiny! It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.”

-Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, Han Solo

Not Anymore! Han Solo believes in the Force, the Dark Side, and the Jedi. Kylo Ren worships at the altar of Darth Vader. Finn (John Boyega) may be well on his way to becoming a Jedi, and the junk scavenger, Rey, (Daily Ridley) seems to be the glue holding all of this together.

 After last night’s debut of the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer it seems that The Force is strong, still, with Star Wars fans! Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just two months away and today, and Disney/Lucasfilms finally released the new  Star Wars: The Force Awakens official theatrical poster.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This poster offers all of us something familiar, and new.  Not only do we see familiar characters – Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca, R2-D2,  and C-3PO, but also brand new Star Wars characters in Rey (Daisy Ridley) , Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), BB-8,  Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie). Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Poster”