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As perviously reported, Warner Bros. Pictures delivered some new, official pics for their upcoming "Suicide Squad" super hero/action movie, and this one, shows us an extremely up close view of the ugly as sin Killer Croc character, giving us one of his most intense-looking faces. The film stars: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. The official plot summary for the film, reads like this: "Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad." Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the team has included countless DC villains among its ranks." It's still scheduled to show up in theaters on August 5th, 2016. »
Recently, Warner Bros. Pictures dropped this new, high resolution movie pic for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" super hero/movie, and it shows us a scene involving the crazy Joker character all tied up in a straight jacket, talking with with Dr. Harleen Quinzel. It looks pretty interesting. As for the film, it stars: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. The official plot summary for the movie, reads like this: "Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad." Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the team has included countless DC villains among its ranks." It's due to arrive in theaters on August 5th, 2016. »
- Andre Braddox
Recently, Empire Magazine dropped new "Suicide Squad" movie covers for their upcoming December 2015 issue, and this one, gives us a new look at hot actress, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, looking pretty ecstatic, toting a gun in her left hand and a wicked baseball bat in her right hand. As for the film, it stars: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. The official description for the movie , reads like this: "Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad." Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the team has included countless DC villains among its ranks." It's set to arrive in theaters on August 5th, 2016. »
Recently, Empire Magazine revealed some new movie photos for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" super hero/action film, and this one delivers new looks at Harley Quinn and Killer Croc in intense action. All the new photos are on display in Empire's latest December 2015 issue. As for the film, it stars: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. The official plot summary for the movie, reads like this: "Based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad." Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the team has included countless DC villains among its ranks." It's due to arrive in theaters on August 5th, 2016. »
- Andre Braddox
It'll be interesting to see how much longer the NFL can stay silent, because in just over a month, in theaters nationwide, an awards season movie, led by A-list star Will Smith, will shine an ugly light on America's favorite pasttime. "Concussion" will take the helmet off the issue, and the new international trailer for the drama has landed. Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks, Luke Wilson, Paul Reiser, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and David Morse round out the supporting players in the movie about the research of Dr. Bennet Omalu that revealed the devastating effect that continues head-to-head blows have on the brain, and of course, on football players who gear up every Sunday to run into each other for hours on end. Our review cited the film's "lack of pace and illuminating insight" as some of the flaws though the performances are compelling, with Smith already earning Oscar talk. Read »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Six years ago, Jeanne Marie Laskas’ GQ exposé Game Brain flew in the face of tradition when it drew a line under the health concerns of playing in the über-popular NFL league. Shedding light on the research of the brilliant, yet rather odd Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian caused all manner of controversy when he connected the rise in Cte (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) cases with the strenuous nature of the sport.
Eager to raise awareness to the public, the forensic neuropathologist faced an uphill battle from the very beginning, with the powerful players of the National Football League – off the pitch, that is – rubbishing his breakthrough research. In what went down as a defining moment in the NFL’s history will soon underpin Sony Pictures’ awards hopeful, Concussion.
- Michael Briers
His look has been certainly divisive between comic book fans, but there’s something about Jared Leto’s Joker that has gotten people intrigued. Further to that, it has been revealed that Leto separated himself away from the rest of the Suicide Squad cast and asked for the crew to call him by his character name.
“Look, you know, it was different, it was fun. The group first wasn’t sure because the Ad’s had to call him ‘Mr. J’ to get him to come to the set [laughs],” Suicide Squad producer Charles Roven told Collider. “And he did in many ways isolate himself from the rest of the group, but that’s really what his character was, the purpose of his character in many ways, other than when he was with Harley or trying to get Harley. It was very entertaining, it was fuel for a lot of good »
- Luke Owen
If you were hoping that Warner Bros.’ upcoming supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad could follow Deadpool by aiming for an R-rating, then I’m afraid you’ll be a tad disappointed by comments from producer Charles Roven, who has confirmed to Collider that they are aiming for a PG-13 certificate for the film, and indeed all of the DC Extended Universe movies.
“The intention of the film is definitely to be PG-13,” states Roven. “We really want to make these films tonally consistent so that, as I said because this is a shared universe, at least our current thinking—and again, we’re not dealing in absolutes because while this is business it’s also a creative endeavor, so you want to leave yourself open to changing your mind, doing something different, being inspired, that’s the whole process of filmmaking is you have to allow for inspiration as well as »
- Gary Collinson
The tales of Jared Leto's commitment to playing the Joker in "Suicide Squad" have already made excellent anecdotes. He's reportedly sent odd presents to members of the cast, and more or less did what he could to stay in character and keep himself away from the rest of the ensemble, which includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje when not shooting. However, his Daniel Day-Lewis-esque demands appear to have extended to the crew of the movie as well, as Atlas Entertainment and DC Comics brain trust member/producer Charles Roven revealed in a recent chat with Collider. "...it was different, it was fun," Roven said of Leto's on set behavior. "The group first wasn’t sure because the ADs had to call him ‘Mr. J’ to get him to come to the set [laughs]. And he did in many ways isolate himself from the rest of the group, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Directed by Jay Roach.
Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Goodman, Louis C.K, Alan Tudyk, David James Elliott, Dean O’Gorman, Christian Berkel, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sean Bridgers, and Helen Mirren.
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Not to steal what director Jay Roach admitted during a special Q&A in Chicago regarding what he wished the tagline for Trumbo was, but what would you do if your ability to work and support loved ones were wrongfully snatched from you due to having a set of political beliefs and principles that don’t line up with the masses? You could stick to your guns and fight the system, risking everything you have honestly earned, or simply sell out those beliefs for easier living.
- Robert Kojder
Head in the Game: Landesman Continues to Plumb the Headlines
Films based on notable or landmark pieces of newsprint tend to face an uphill battle in various phases of assembly, especially when the screenplay relies on tried and true bits of cliché to supply missing links in characterization. Compared to his 2013 Kennedy assassination reenactment Parkland, director and screenwriter Concussion, headlined by none other than Will Smith (in another instance of questionable casting) as a Nigerian born pathologist in the center of a medical controversy involving the NFL in the early 2000s.
Landesman, basing his film an article in GQ by Jeanne Marie Laskas, does his best to convey the seemingly insurmountable challenges Dr. Bennet Omalu, a foreign born immigrant, faced in bringing his discovery of Cte (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) to light, defying big business America and one its most beloved and brainless pastime, the aggressive, perniciously violent contact sport known as football. »
- Nicholas Bell
Perhaps the most important thing to note about Peter Landesman’s “Concussion” is that, despite some pre-release hand-wringing, worries that it would represent a whitewash of professional football’s concussion epidemic are completely unfounded. Unfortunately, pre-release hopes that it would do for crusading forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu what Michael Mann’s “The Insider” did for big tobacco whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand are equally unfounded, as the film’s attempt to marry an earnest public-health expose with a corporate-malfeasance thriller and a sweet immigrant love story never comes together in a satisfying way. Effective enough as a cautionary tale about willful ignorance and as a showcase for Will Smith — delivering a fine, understated performance as Omalu, the doctor who discovered Cte in former NFL players — the film is let down by its confused and cliche-riddled screenplay, which struggles mightily to take a complex story and finesse it to fit story beats »
- Andrew Barker
The Doha Film Institute’s Ajyal Youth Festival has secured the world premiere of high-profile Middle Eastern action adventure toon “Bilal,” inspired by the real-life story of Bilal Ibn Rabah, an African slave who became one of the most illustrious names in Islamic history.
Touted as the first CG-animated feature to be fully funded and produced in the Middle East, “Bilal” features Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Game of Thrones”) and child actor Andre Robinson (“Despicable Me 2”) as voice talents.
Robinson and Akinnouye-Agbaje, who voiced the young and adult Bilal respectively, will be in attendance for the Doha launch of the toon which involved creative talents from 22 countries and is expected to raise the bar for animation production in the region.
Co-directed by Khurram H. Alavi and Ayman Jamal, “Bilali” was made with funding from the Doha Film Institute and produced by Dubai-based Barajoun Studios. Possibly the first African to convert to Islam, »
- Nick Vivarelli
The Doha Film Institute has announced the competition line-up for the third edition of the Ajyal Youth Film Festival (Nov 29 - Dec 5), comprising feature films from 20 countries as well as a series of short film programmes.
The jury will be made up of more than 500 young people, aged 8-21, who will watch a programme of films under three competitive sections - Mohaq, Hilal, and Bader - followed by discussions and events including panels, workshops and Q&A sessions with filmmakers.
Each of the three Ajyal Juries will award a Best Film prize to their favourite short and feature-length films, for a total of six awards. The directors of the winning films are awarded funding toward their next film.
The jury includes 24 international jurors who will travel to Doha for the event from 12 countries »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Hoping for more than just those initial four Empire Suicide Squad covers? Boss Logic has you covered. Below we have Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. We may still see the likes of Boomerang and Flag, but I wouldn't hold my breath for Slipknot. Poor Slipknot. Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. The movie is set to hit theaters next August. »
Concussion focuses on an important topic. But is it the movie people want to see on Christmas Day? Perhaps it will pull in NFL fans, and it could garner a few Oscar nominations. But this is not the feel good family movie you and your family will want to sit and enjoy this holiday season. As the second trailer teases, Concussion is going to weigh heavily on your brain. This drama stars Will Smith and is based on a true story that delves into NFL brain trauma.
Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of Cte (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and fought for the truth to be known. Concussion is based on the David vs. Goliath journey of Dr. Omalu, who treats the football-related brain trauma of a pro player while fighting to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, »
Cast one eye over the ever-crowded holiday release window and you’ll find no shortage of awards contenders lining Hollywood’s slate. Perhaps more so than year in recent memory, moviegoers will have their attention – and wallets! – pulled in every which way with The Revenant, Room, The Hateful Eight and David O. Russell’s dark horse, Joy. But sandwiched between the heavy-hitters is Sony Pictures’ upcoming NFL drama, Concussion, which has debuted a second full-length trailer only today.
Placing Will Smith in the role of real-life, Nigerian-born Dr. Bennet Omalu, the studio’s biographical sports drama is to be headed up by director Peter Landesman, as Omalu fights against the order in attempting to draw a conclusive connection between Cte (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and the strenuous nature of the sport.
Hampering Concussion‘s chances of making a lasting impact this holiday season, Sony was the target of criticism some months »
- Michael Briers
Read More: 2015 AFI Fest Selects Will Smith Awards Vehicle 'Concussion' as Centerpiece Gala With under a week to go before its world premiere at AFI Fest 2015, Peter Landesman's ripped-from-the-headlines drama "Concussion" has received a new trailer touting the awards vehicle for Will Smith. Written and directed by the "Parkland" filmmaker, "Concussion" stars Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first discovered the detrimental medical repercussions of football-related head injuries. His discovery brought to light the dark underbelly of the NFL and resulted in a legal battle between him and the league. The movie is produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon. Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Albert Brooks, Luke Wilson, Paul Reiser, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and David Morse co-star. "Concussion" premieres at the festival on Tuesday, November 10 and »
- Zack Sharf
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Batman, Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Punisher, Deadpool, Wolverine 3, Powers, Heroes Reborn, Realm and more…
We’ll start off this Halloween edition of The Week in Spandex with the DC Extended Universe, and this week saw Empire pulling back the curtain on Suicide Squad, with the magazine releasing covers featuring The Joker (Jared Leto), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Deadshot (Will Smith), as well as a selection of stills from the movie [see here and here]. Meanwhile, cast members Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) and Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag »
- Gary Collinson
There's been plenty of information and photos from David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" film this week, but most of said pictures have been about the main members of the cast - Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), The Joker (Jared Leto) and to lesser extents Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).
Today, new photos are out of four of the other cast members who make up Task Force X. In this case Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot. Photos of the likes of Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack and Common's roles in the film remain under wraps.
- Garth Franklin
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