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- NATHANIEL R
In such an iconic contest between two of the best to ever suit up in the garb of the dreaded Count Dracula, this is perhaps one of the closest matches ever. Christopher Lee in his prime and Gary Oldman were two of the absolute best representations of the dreaded bloodsucker from legend that it’s hard to tell on the outset just who did it best. There are factors to include as well considering the lack of special effects in Lee’s days versus Oldman’s role as the dreaded vampire lord. Also, the time period that lies in between their performances is
A trailer for the new Lionsgate film, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, dropped. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in the title roles, with Jackson being the hitman and Reynolds being his completely unnecessary bodyguard, executive protection agent, Michael Bryce. Jackson plays Darius Kincaid, a hitman who is a key witness set to testify at a very important trial. Reynolds plays the man charged with the duty of protecting Kincaid, although it quickly becomes clear that Kincaid is quite adept at protecting himself.
Reynolds’ character, seems to be a by the book kind of agent, but that doesn’t mean he is without the usual sarcasm he brings to most of his characters. Jackson’s Kincaid is, according to his wife, “unkilliable,” and that just may turn out to be true as in the trailer we see him jump from a great height, bounce off a nearby building »
- Seth McDonald
Swedish film director Tomas Alfredson became a favorite on the international film circuit with back-t0-back modern classics “Let the Right One In” and “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy.” The latter earned three Oscar nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Actor for Gary Oldman, but it’s been nearly six years since Alfredson’s spy drama and we haven’t gotten any new material since. That’s about to change with “The Snowman.”
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Based on the novel of the same name by crime-writer Jo Nesbø, “The Snowman” stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole and concerns the mystery of a disappeared woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Rebecca Ferguson, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons and Chloë Sevigny co-star.
A film adaptation of “The Snowman” has been in development as early as »
- Zack Sharf
The Hitman’s Bodyguard, the upcoming action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds opposite Samuel L. Jackson, has received another new trailer courtesy of Lionsgate. The film debuts in cinemas next month, and also stars the likes of Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, with Richard E. Grant. The new trailer, titled ‘Sorry’, can be seen below.
The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife. »
- Paul Heath
"How have you stayed alive this long?!" Lionsgate has revealed one more short official Us trailer for the summer action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, about the world's best bodyguard assigned to protect a notorious hitman who has been killing his clients all along. We've already seen plenty of trailers for this absurd comedy, but why not one more to top it off. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the bodyguard and Samuel L. Jackson as the notorious hit man named Darius Kincaid. Also featuring Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, and Sam Hazeldine. This movie might be good, just because of the dynamic between Jackson and Reynolds, but this new trailer doesn't have much to offer aside from a few jokes. All the other trailers before were much better, but I'm still looking forward to seeing this. Have fun. Here's the third official trailer (+ poster) for Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard, »
- Alex Billington
With a month to go until The Hitman’s Bodyguard arrives in cinemas, a new trailer has been released for Patrick Hughes’ upcoming action comedy which stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant; check it out below after the official synopsis…
The Hitman’S Bodyguard is an action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman (Jackson). They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years but now must come together for 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is the murderous dictator (Oldman) who uses his power to create trouble for the pair at every stop along their way.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is set for release on August 18th. »
- Amie Cranswick
In today’s exciting movie news, three very different movies got new trailers – and they all look great.
First up is the brand new trailer for The Disaster Artist, which details the making of what many consider to be the worst movie ever made, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. James Franco does double duty directing and starring, with his brother Dave Franco and longtime collaborator Seth Rogen rounding out the cast. The Disaster Artist looks hilarious, and we can’t wait to see Franco’s take on this cult classic.
The Disaster Artist hits Cineplex theatres this December.
- Amanda Wood
Ava DuVernay is gearing up to join Patty Jenkins in the female-directed blockbuster club with Disney’s “A Wrinkle of Time,” and the movie’s inevitable success hopefully means more and more opportunities for women at the head of studio tentpoles. DuVernay is already the first woman of color to be directing a live-action $100 million movie, but that could just be one of several history-making benchmarks she could set with the adaptation of the beloved Madeleine L’Engle novel.
“A Wrinkle in Time” stars newcomer Storm Reid as our hero Meg Murry, a 13-year-old who embarks on an epic adventure through the universe to rescue her scientist father with the help of her genius brother, an older classmate and three very peculiar neighbors, played by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.
DuVernay got »
- Zack Sharf
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has chosen October 3rd to debut Bram Stoker's Dracula from director Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Bram Stoker's Dracula is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year making it a perfect time to debut the horror film on the latest home video format following a Supreme Cinema Series Blu-ray release two years ago. The release date puts it in stores the same month as Halloween and only a few weeks after Universal debuts The Mummy (2017) on 4K.
In Sony's words, Bram Stoker's Dracula has been "fully restored in 4K resolution and presented with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) and Dolby Atmos audio."
The inclusive Blu-ray and Digital HD copy will include the following legacy bonus features:
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In the historical war drama Darkest Hour Gary Oldman truly becomes Winston Churchill, losing himself in a part that might just get him his first Oscar. “Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, […]
“We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be,” says Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in a new trailer for the upcoming biopic “Darkest Hour.” The new film from Focus Features is one of the most anticipated of the fall awards season. It has all the ingredients for an Oscar movie: a heroic real-life […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
The movies don’t necessarily need any more coming-of-age films, but ones as challenging and potent as John Trengove’s “The Wound” remind you why this genre can be so impactful in the first place. For starters, this South African drama doesn’t focus on blossoming teenage sexuality, but rather what happens when middle-aged men are forced to confront the evolution of their own masculinity and identity.
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Xolani (Nakhane Touré) is a lonely factory worker in his thirties who travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. But the ritual forces Xolani to confront his own issues with manhood and sexual identity, an internal struggle that forces his entire existence to unravel.
South African cinema rarely gets the chance to make a name for itself stateside, »
- Zack Sharf
Buckle up, folks. The first six minutes of Edgar Wright’s summer action hit “Baby Driver” are now streaming online, and they’re an exhilarating rush of action filmmaking that most Hollywood movies can’t touch.
“Baby Driver” has been in theaters for just over two weeks now and it’s already grossed over $60 million and counting, an impressive total for a movie made for just $34 million. It’s also the highest grossing U.S. release of Wright’s career thus far, already doubling the gross of his last biggest movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” The movie stars Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver whose last job spirals out of control.
In the six-minute opening scene, embedded below, the titular Baby jams out to Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s “Bellbottoms” while evading the police and driving three bank-robbing criminals to safety. »
- Zack Sharf
Chris here. Remember a few short years ago when Gary Oldman, after decades of brilliance, was finally an Oscar nominee for Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy? Well, it looks like he could be prepping another go of awards season, but this time it might be for a performance that finds the actor on the unrecognizable side of his chameleonic abilities. The last time he had this level of makeup on we got his delicious and underrated Dracula, but now Oldman is donning some impressive prosthetics to play Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's period piece Darkest Hour.
Though Joe Wright's previous period work like Atonement and Anna Karenina have sparked with some inventive presentation, for the trailer this looks like a little bit more of the familiar. No matter, considering Oldman is firing on all cylinders for some juicy dramatics as the Prime Minister - the actor is definitely the show here. »
- Chris Feil
Simon Brew Jul 14, 2017
We’ve already had the release of Churchill, starring Brian Cox. A film that without Brian Cox in it would have been a pretty forgettable movie. Director Joe Wright is next to have a go, though, with Darkest Hour, which lands in cinemas later this year. Well, that’s if you’re in the Us. Us in the UK have to wait until January 12th 2018, which sort of knackers my first paragraph up.
Onwards, though, for we have the first trailer and official synopsis for the movie. »
Oscar voters have long shown an affinity for World War II. Furthermore, members of the Academy make no secret how baity a good biopic is to them. Earlier, we finally got a Trailer for a film that checks off all of those boxes. It’s Darkest Hour, the Winston Churchill biopic that seems tailer made for awards season. As an added bonus, it features acclaimed actor Gary Oldman in the starring role, giving him a chance to truly contend for a statue, as he only has a single nomination to his credit so far. You can see the Trailer at the end of this piece, but as always, a bit of discussion is in order first. The movie looks at the time at the outset of the second World War, specifically as Winston Churchill (Oldman) became a comprise and unpopular choice for Prime Minister. Literally within days of taking the »
- Joey Magidson
There are probably some historical figures who have been portrayed on film more times than Winston Churchill, but he’s definitely up there. That means if a movie or TV show is going to have Winston Churchill as a character, it has to do something really special or noteworthy to set its Churchill apart from the hundreds of other Churchills. This trailer for Darkest Hour is all about convincing you that Gary Oldman is the key to a really special or noteworthy Churchill, as indicated by how much he dominates the clip and how proudly it displays the words “Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill.” There are other people in the movie, some of them accomplished and talented actors, but all that matters is Oldman playing Churchill. That might as well be the title of the movie.
- Sam Barsanti
Today was a big day in the TV world with Emmy nominations being announced (many of which went to stars known for their work on the big screen as well – Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Anthony Hopkins and Robert De Niro were among some of the lengthy list of nominees), but it also saw the release of some cool movie news.
Firstly, there’s a new trailer for American Assassin, which stars Dylan O’Brien as a highly-skilled counter-terrorism agent with the CIA. This trailer shows the character’s origins as a weaponized human, and shows a little of the action we can expect. American Assassin also stars Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch. Check out the new trailer below, and »
- Amanda Wood
As Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk prepares to launch into theaters next week, Joe Wright's Darkest Hour tells a different kind of true, British war story. Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill, who becomes prime minister of Great Britain and then is plunged immediately into a maelstrom of events as Nazi Germany threatens to invade the country. It's a role that demands a ferocious performance by Oldman and he is absolutely spellbinding in the just-released first trailer. He may be barely recognizable, but his electrifying spirit comes through. Watch the trailer below. Directed by: Joe Wright, who has shown a fine, sweeping touch with historical dramas, such as Atonement, Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina. Written by: Anthony McCarten. He was...
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- Peter Martin
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