Listen up, mah bookies. Not only is there an Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone in the works, Disney is also planning to give us solo movies for Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt! That’s right folks, soon we might get to see the backstories of our favorite galactic bounty hunter and… whatever Jabba is. I assume Hutts hatch out of the ground as tiny snails and just don’t stop growing until they become giant crime lords. #Goals, in other words.
It’s a rare thing in Hollywood for a sequel to come close to, or even end up being better than, the original, but James Cameron effortlessly managed that feat with 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The film sees Arnold Schwarzenegger return as the sinister Terminator android, but this time around his intentions are much more heroic. If you’ve been itching to watch this movie on the big screen in as immersive an experience as possible, Cameron and co. have cooked up a re-release of the movie in his new favorite medium: 3-D.
Another day, another rumor about where the James Bond series is headed. Since the most recent film in the franchise came out about two years ago, with no word on what’s being planned for next, the rumor mill has gotten to churning. Today brings news that the Bond series is eyeing a possible cinematic universe angle for their dashing super-spy.
In the modern world of relationship comedies, happily ever after is rarely the endgame. Instead, we’re in the middle of an era where that “ever after” is examined, and a marriage that started off perfectly has grown a little more complicated than its two subjects anticipated. It’s an uncomfortable topic to deal with, but what better genre to do that than comedy? And what better cast to do it with than the cast of the upcoming I Do… Until I Don’t?
Daniel Day-Lewis is primarily known for his method acting: it can take him years to fully prepare for a role, and he’s the kind of actor who really likes to immerse himself in the material. Remember when he had the Lincoln cast and crew and Steven Spielberg calling him Mr. President? Up until now, he’s never gone so method that he can’t get back out again, but if the rumors are true, his latest role might have inspired a career change.
Netflix has risen to the top of the pile when it comes to festival season acquisitions, the streaming giant cleaning up at this year’s Sundance, and poised to do the same at TIFF after causing Cannes to go into a tizzy. One of the funniest and most rave-reviewed films out of Sundance this year was Jack Black’s The Polka King, which starred Black as real-life Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan, and Netflix has just snatched it up.
Earlier this week, we learned that Colin Trevorrow had asked for a small favor from Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. While the exact nature of the thing remains a mystery, we do know that it’s a small moment in a scene that will probably make sense once Trevorrow’s Episode IX comes out.
Vin Diesel is kinda like that guy at all the parties who always wants to talk to you about his awesome new startup. It’s gonna be the best, way better than the last one, it’s gonna win tons of awards and make billions of dollars. Sure, Vin, you say. That sounds great. But he just keeps doing it. It comes from a good place: the man loves his movies. But, boy, does he love hyping them even more. Most recently, he suggested that we haven’t even seen Groot’s mega-evolution yet — the first two forms have just been kid stuff.
Up until a few months ago, we knew that Wonder Woman would take place during World War I, and that the primary antagonist was probably something metaphorical like the evils of war itself, but in January we learned that the main villain of the movie would literally be war, personified. Ares is one of Diana’s primary antagonists in the comics, and we actually saw a little bit of him in the short TV spot that director Patty Jenkins debuted last night.
All movies of any genre are influenced in some ways by the movies that came before them, war movies especially. Kong: Skull Island made no secret of its homages to Apocalypse Now and The Thin Red Line, and War for the Planet of the Apes is attempting a similarly ambitious undertaking. Filmmaker Matt Reeves recently listed all of the movies he’d taken noted on for his Apes film: At Comic Con he said he’d used Platoon, The Thin Red Line, and Apocalypse Now as touchstones, and today he’s listed a few more.
Baywatch continues its advertising campaign with a new set of motion posters to showcase each character that include Dwayne Johnson giving us the finger, Zac Efron getting his tongue stuck to the glass, and Priyanka Chopra being an ice queen.
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