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A new trailer has arrived online for Eddie the Eagle, the upcoming biopic of British Olympic ski-jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, which stars Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
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Eddie the Eagle follows the realisation of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a.k.a Eddie), and his unflinching determination to become Great Britain’s first Olympic ski-jumper. Reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. Eddie the Eagle is an uplifting, inspirational story that celebrates human spirit, passion, and one man’s refusal to accept defeat.
- Amie Cranswick
Nearly every movie is made more fascinating when you find out that it's based on a true story, and Eddie the Eagle is no exception. Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman are starring in the sports drama, opening on Feb. 22. The film revolves around Eddie Edwards, the British skier who became a media sensation during the 1988 Olympic Games. Eddie the Eagle is just one of the many movies inspired by real events to premiere this year, and there are definitely differences between the real story and the film. Case in point: Hugh Jackman's character didn't actually exist! Check it out, and find out what you can learn from Eddie the Eagle. Image Source: 20th Century Fox Humble Beginnings Eddie Edwards was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1963. He picked up skiing at age 13 and four years later, he was skiing with the British national team. However, skiing with the most impressive »
- Maggie Pehanick
Directed by Tim Miller.
A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
After nearly 11 years of studio hesitation and apparently enough sexual favors for Wolverine, Deadpool finally has his own superhero movie (something that star Ryan Reynolds has fought long and hard (see, I can make sexual innuendos too and use parentheses inside of parentheses) for to see come to fruition), and with opening credits featuring billings such as “some really hot guy” and “an overpaid tool” the tone is set for an irreverent and refreshing outing from a genre slowly entering a phase of stagnation and repetitiveness.
Deadpool is a very juvenile and crass film, but that’s just the »
- Robert Kojder
We've just cleared the season of Serious Movies, and are still in the doldrums of the early year, lukewarm releases. While the very R-rated "Deadpool" is sizing up to be a big hit this weekend, the filthy flick may not be what you're looking for. However, if a true story told with a big helping of heart is more your speed, "Eddie The Eagle" is flying in to get the job done. Read More: Sundance Review: 'Eddie The Eagle' Starring Taron Egerton And Hugh Jackman Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in the true story tale about Michael Edwards, who fights his whole life to become an Olympic champion at something, anything. And it's only when he finally straps on a pair of skis, that he gets a shot at fulfilling his dream. Here's the official synopsis: Eddie the Eagle follows the realization of the childhood dream of Michael Edwards (a. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Following some robust early reviews, a final trailer and first clip are out from the inspirational sports drama "Eddie the Eagle". Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman star in the true story tale of Michael Edwards (Egerton), a British man who fights his whole life to become a Olympic skijump champion.
Armed with unflinching determination and reluctantly aided by former ski-jumper Bronson Peary (Jackman) as his coach, Eddie is unwavering in his quest to reach the 1988 Calgary Winter Games. "Eddie The Eagle" opens on February 26th.
- Garth Franklin
The New Year is just now starting to feel for real. Folks are remembering to write 2016 on the check they sign and, who knows, maybe even starting to pay attention to the upcoming election season. Well, maybe. But before we get too serious about life let us savor some silliness. Deadpool is a film about a seriously messed up dude named Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). He was a soldier. Then he was a mercenary. Eventually he becomes the superhero called Deadpool – beloved by geekdom the world over. This film is his origin story.
Deadpool was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, best known for Zombieland (2009), so they know the funny. It is based on the popular comic character work created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicleza. Tim Miller makes his feature film directorial debut here.
A story about a superhero that not only hates other superheroes but is also »
- Steven Gahm
Ryan Reynolds knows a thing or two about comic book movies. His first flirtation with the medium was Blade: Trinity in 2004, by which point the Canadian actor had established himself as movie star thanks to a breakthrough turn in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.
It was his role in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine that first put Deadpool on his docket. The Marvel Comics character, created in 1991 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, made an appearance at that film’s finale that was supposed to set up a standalone movie, but given his comic book alter ego was dubbed “The Merc with a Mouth,” it was a surprise to fans that his mouth was sewn shut for his climactic battle with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
- The Hollywood News
This Sunday sees the UK’s biggest award ceremony, The BAFTA’s, take place at London’s prestigious Royal Opera House, hosted by Stephen Fry. And while the big awards are to be voted for by the Academy, you still have a chance to vote for the Ee Rising Star Award!
The award celebrates the best young talent from across the acting world, and this year’s award sees a fantastic mix of young actors who have all had a hugely successful year. Up for the award are:
— Taron Edgerton, »
- Scott J. Davis
Last week, the first critics screenings were held for 20th Century Fox's Deadpool, which included one post-credit scene. Earlier this week, it was confirmed that there are actually two post-credits scenes, with the second one held back for the general release on February 12. Today we have a new report from Comic Book Movie, which claims to have details about the second post-credits scene. There will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
This report claims that the scene sets up Cable, the iconic leader of the X-Force team, who will be featured in the upcoming sequel. 20th Century Fox has already green lit Deadpool 2, with producer Simon Kinberg teasing last year that Cable may be included in the follow-up. This latest report comes just days after original Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were confirmed to already be working on the new script. While director »
This week, Deadpool will be unleashed on the masses (that are old enough to get into an R-rated movie) after what seems like an awful long time in development.
For more details on how X-Men: Origins Wolverine and the terrible, horrible mess it made of the Wade Wilson character, I point you to the inaugural Los Fanboys Latino-Review podcast which has a great interview with Rob Liefeld and a discussion about Deadpool (as well as hot takes on the week’s most recent movie news, as you’ve come to expect).
Until Deadpool is something everyone’s gotten to see, best to not spoil the nitty gritty, the call backs or discuss the mystery of something called Feige’s Pizzeria appearing in the movie. Seeing as how Marvel Studios had nothing to do with it. I guess it’s now fair game to poke at the other megafranchise, which »
It's funny to remember that at one time, "Collateral Beauty" was in dire straights. Originally, it was set to star Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara, with "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon behind the camera. But first Jackman left, only to be replaced by Will Smith. Then Mara and Gomez-Rejon both exited, and the project seemed to be in peril. But man, has it ever bounced back. Read More: Watch 15-Minute Talk With Will Smith And 'Concussion' Filmmakers Kate Winslet has joined the ensemble which now includes Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña and Naomie Harris. Dang. It's certainly the biggest roster of stars that David Frankel ("The Devil Wears Prada," "Marley & Me"), now tasked with directing, has ever worked with. And it perhaps indicates that Allan Loeb's ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," "Just Go With »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With spoilers, we look at the questions raised and left behind by the new Deadpool movie...
In contrast to Marvel Studios’ tightly-wound movies, Fox’s X-Men franchise likes to play fast and loose with its material. What that means is that if you’ve just seen Deadpool, you might have a few questions about it. And we’ve tried to guess what they might be so that we can answer them in advance.
Fair warning, though: This is very spoilery. For both the comics and the movie. Only scroll past the image if you’re willing to have plot points explained to you rather than discover them yourself.
1. How does this movie connect to the continuity of his previous appearance?
The short version to this question is that it doesn’t. In fact, you could easily argue that Deadpool is taking place on its own island of continuity. »
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Deadpool review by Paul Heath, February, 2016. There’s no denying it, Deadpool has had one of the best PR and marketing campaigns we’ve ever seen. It was so good that we were all starting to worry that the film may not live up to the same standard. Not only must it have been a concern for the millions of fans across the planet, but the film’s star too. Ryan Reynolds already has one dud behind him, the Martin Campbell-directed Green Lantern, and he cannot afford another. We needn’t have worried. He certainly wasn’t. Deadpool is awesome in every way.
Before we get too involved in our opinion of »
- Paul Heath
The 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary attracted more absurd hopefuls than coffee shops in Los Angeles. The collection of oddballs meant that the Jamaican bobsledders of Cool Runnings weren’t the least plausible competitors to be led by a disgraced American pro that year: there was also a stubborn, tubby amateur skier named Eddie Edwards.
Eddie the Eagle’s charming true story, facts futzed to create a more Disneyfied tale (no living in a mental institution due to poverty, etc) and dismissed by Edwards himself as about 10% accurate, tracks the unlikely Edwards (a wonderfully engaging Taron Egerton) from amateur to England’s record-holding Olympian.
Like Napoleon Dynamite on skis, Edwards’ awkwardness lost an Olympic bid in his chosen event (downhill speed skiing), while the the snobbish British selection committee’s classism stamped out any dreams of re-qualification. A thoroughly British sports movie, the strata between the posh and lower class takes »
- TFS Staff
Hugh Jackman, 47, took to his Instagram to share the dangers of not protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful Uv rays. The photo is a selfie with a Band Aid over his nose with the caption, “An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, […]
The post Hugh Jackman Shares Instagram Photo And Warns Against Not Wearing Sunscreen appeared first on uInterview. »
- Crystal Smith
Here’s a good sign of momentum: weeks after a documentary premiered at Sundance and received its first wave of fine reviews, the figure known as Jt Leroy is having their life story turned into a feature film. THR tell us Kristen Stewart, James Franco, Helena Bonham Carter, and writer-director Justin Kelly (the Franco-led I Am Michael) will team for Jt Leroy, which examines the eponymous figure — itself the outlet for a writer and actor who fooled the world with “a man who identifies as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world and elite literary circles.”
If contracts are arranged, Carter and Stewart will respectively star as Laura Albert and Savannah Knoop, Leroy’s writing and public personas. There are many directions in which this narrative can reach, evidenced by the fact that writer-director-actress Asia Argento, who adapted Leroy’s The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, »
- Nick Newman
New Line/Village Roadshow’s Collateral Beauty is starting to pick up steam after a wild ride that has included recasting its lead (Will Smith, replacing Hugh Jackman), its director (David Frankel, replacing Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) and now a key female role. Keira Knightley is in talks for the part that once was meant for Rooney Mara. Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris and Michael Pena are also confirmed for the ensemble. Warner Bros yesterday set a December 16 release… »
20th Century Fox
On May 27th this year, the next instalment in the X-Men saga will be released in cinemas worldwide – X-Men: Apocalypse. The stage is set for Fox’s not-as-big-as-Marvel superhero franchise to make probably its biggest box office footprint yet.
A few weeks ago, however, word was going around that the X-Men production juggernaut would be reassembling in Montreal in the middle of this year to begin putting the bare bones for the next X-Men movie together. They’re not resting on their laurels, here. The Fantastic Four reboot has failed, so the mutants are all Fox has left to play with…
Scuttlebutt (like gossip with the mutant x-gene) says that the Wolverine movie currently in pre-production will be Hugh Jackman’s last portrayal of the character, and with X-Men: Days Of Future Past having revised the timeline a wee bit (although the full extent of those revisions »
- Ben Cooke
One of the downsides to most of the X-Men movies so far has been the has been the focus on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Sure, Jackman’s take on the adamantium-clawed mutant superhero is one of those vital foundational blocks upon which the entire comic book movie genre has been built, but it’s been a little suffocating. […]
The post Ryan Reynolds Is All About Making an ‘X-Force’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
Collateral Beauty is heading to theaters for Christmas — and opening against a formidable opponent. Warner Bros said today that it has moved literary adaptation Chicken Soup For The Soul to 2017 and given its former December 16 slot to the Will Smith drama. Collateral Beauty has had an up-and-down production. Originally set to star Hugh Jackman, the film now features Smith as a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and the subsequent… »
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