16 items from 2017
We told you the other that that Jason Flemyng, best known for his collaborations with Matthew Vaughn and roles in such pics as X-Men: First Class and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, recently sank his teeth into directing with vampire thriller Eat Local. We now have then more images from the film (here’s the first batch), which features “Daredevil‘s” Charlie […] »
- Brad Miska
Jason Flemyng, best known for his collaborations with Matthew Vaughn and roles in such pics as X-Men: First Class and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, recently sank his teeth into directing with vampire thriller Eat Local. We now have the first ever images from the film, which features “Daredevil‘s” Charlie Cox starring alongside Mackenzie Crook (Pirates Of The Caribbean, “Game […] »
- Brad Miska
Now that’s a loaded title! Perfectly designed to stand out amongst all the glowing Logan reviews in your MySpace timeline. Some will call it ‘clickbait’. Those people probably don’t understand what ‘clickbait’ is.
I write the title with a heavy heart, though. I wanted to love Logan. Everybody else seemed to. It’s a superhero Western with blood and swearing and Jean-Luc Picard. It’s like James Mangold looked up my Netflix viewing history, saw High Noon, Star Trek: The Next Generation and RuPaul’s Drag Race and thought, ‘let’s make a Wolverine solo movie specifically for this guy!’
Actually, ignore that whole RuPaul’s Drag Race part.
My reasons for not enjoying Logan are coming, but before we get there, I need to devote at least 500 words to over-establishing context. »
- Oli Davis
When you have a canvas that's as large as the entire mutant universe associated with the X-Men, it can be pretty tough to decide which characters to use in your films. That's the conundrum that has faced previous directors like Bryan Singer, Brett Ratner. Matthew Vaughn, Gavin Hood, James Mangold, and Tim Miller, who have all made films in the X-Men Cinematic Universe (Xcu). Some have succeeded, while others have failed.
In the early years, when Singer was the sole captain of the X-ship, restraint was the name of the game. The director was very adamant about only including characters that served the story, and not merely just throwing a ton of fan service at the screen. Then that philosophy seemingly went out the window when he left the franchise. The two films that followed his departure, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, both featured far more mutants yet yielded far less results. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Just weeks after Peter Fonda hinted his old friend Jack Nicholson was retiring, the Hollywood legend has shot that rumor down. Jack Nicholson has signed on to star alongside Kristen Wiig in Paramount Pictures' English-language remake of Toni Erdmann, one of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Picture. The studio has recently acquired the rights to remake this German-language film, and while there is no writer or director attached, the project does have some top-flight talent producing the remake.
Variety reports that Adam McKay and Will Ferrell will produce with their Gloria Sanchez Productions partner Jessica Elbaum. Gloria Sanchez Productions is a division of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, which is dedicated to female-driven film and TV projects. They will all produce alongside original Toni Erdmann writer-director Maren Ade and Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski, who produced the original movie.
Toni Erdmann centers »
Simon Brew Feb 22, 2017
How a two hour intervention from Tom Cruise saved Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels from going straight to video...
The film Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels helped launched several careers. Its director, Guy Ritchie, went on to make movies such as Snatch, Sherlock Holmes and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (his King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is just around the corner). The mighty Statham, meanwhile, got his acting break in the film, as did Vinnie Jones.
Yet for some time, the fate of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels looked perilous. Vaughn, chatting to Mark Kermode last year for the Radio 4 programme The Business Of Film, admitted that the movie was struggling to find a distributor. The turning point, »
While doing interview rounds for the currently released animated feature Sing, MTV asked Taron Egerton (star of Kingsman: The Secret Service) which superhero he would like to see Eggsy team up with for battle.
Egerton had fun with the fantasy scenario saying “That’s a hell of a question. I guess the tone of Deadpool would probably lend itself best. You know, some of the others are a little bit more family orientated, whereas Kingsman and Deadpool are both pretty R. So I guess maybe that would work quite well. Ryan’s a great guy, I met him very recently. Eggsy and Deadpool, who knows. I dread to think what those boys would get up to.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle will reunite director Matthew Vaughn with stars Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson and Edward Holcroft, while new additions to the cast include Channing Tatum (Foxcatcher), Halle Berry »
- Robert Kojder
This fall, fans will get to see the continuing adventures of the world's most unlikely secret agent, the street-smart Eggsy (Taron Egerton), who returns in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Last month, Taron Egerton offered a few updates about the sequel, which was recently pushed from a June 16 release to October 6, teasing that the story is bigger and badder, with more guns, while explaining that it's not for the faint of heart. During another interview, the actor revealed that a deleted scene from the first movie will be dusted off and brought back, implemented into the storyline of this sequel.
Den of Geek spoke with Taron Egerton for Sing, when the talk eventually shifted towards Kingsman 2. Last May, the arrival of a new poster confirmed the casting of iconic singer Elton John. The interviewer mentions to Taron Egerton that Elton John was featured as himself in the first film's script, »
Kingsman: The Secret Service was a critical and commercial hit back in 2014, so news of a sequel was welcomed by most. With an all-star cast that includes names like Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Julianne Moore, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has all the makings of being even bigger and better than its predecessor, especially with breakout star Taron Egerton set to return.
The sequel is currently eyeing a fall release and the teaser trailer is expected to be attached to the R-rated Logan. While we wait for the first bit of footage to emerge, Egerton has begun teasing exactly we should expect from the follow-up in terms of how it will delve into some weighty political themes in the same way that the original did:
“I think it very much is political. I think I can say there’s a ‘presidential’ thread that runs through the new film. I think that, »
- Josh Wilding
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from Kingsman: The Secret Service; the trailers certainly did a decent job of pumping up the entertainment factor of the film, but I definitely didn't anticipate that I would enjoy it as much as I did. The upcoming sequel, again helmed by Matthew Vaughn, has some big shoes to fill, but I'm hopeful that Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Rob Leane Jan 24, 2017
Chatting to The Sun (with Digital Spy reporting the print interview for fans online), Goldberg enthused about modern telly, saying, "You have a different quality now on television. The way you guys [Brits] have always done shows has always been the smartest and we’ve finally just figured it out.”
Simon Brew Jan 24, 2017
Ridley Scott is currently putting the finishing touches to Alien: Covenant, that’s being unleashed in cinemas this coming May. We’ve seen some footage from the film, and appreciating that it’s just a snapshot of the final movie, what we’ve feasted our eyes on is certainly impressive.
Scott has plans to make at least one further Alien movie – possibly two – once he’s done with Covenant. And ever since he revealed that, that’s thrown into doubt the future of Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien 5’ movie. This is the one that’ll bring Sigourney Weaver back to the franchise, and that will all but ignore Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection. However, as Alien: Covenant has taken priority, »
Kayti Burt Jan 24, 2017
After a patchy start to 2017, Gotham is back on top form with the return of an old foe in the latest season 3 episode...
This review contains spoilers.
3.13 Smile Like You Mean It
Tonight's episode of Gotham reminded me how enjoyable this show can be when its respective storylines stick to what they're good at. Smile Like You Mean It saw a disturbingly stellar return of Jerome, while also effectively balancing some smaller, plot-progressing "B" stories. It did this by letting each storyline do what it was best at and ending with one hell of a cliffhanger...
The Gordon/Gcpd plotline is at its best when it is disturbing, funny, and violent, but doesn't try any social commentary or romance and doesn't try to convince us »
Back in 2010, three-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson starred in two movies, playing himself in the faux documentary I'm Still Here, and the failing businessman and father Charles Madison in How Do You Know. Unfortunately for fans of the legendary icon, those were his last two movies, and there have been rumors in the past that he was retired from acting, with one report from 2013 claiming the actor was suffering from memory loss, although the actor's reps shot down that report, claiming that he is looking at scripts and trying to figure out what his next project may be. It's been more than three years since that report surfaced, and we haven't heard about any new Jack Nicholson project. But now one of the actor's closest friends believes he has actually retired.
After a year that felt longer than a marathon screening of the entire Star Wars prequel trilogy, 2016 is finally over. The heartbreak, headaches and downright hilarity of the year we would all like to forget, is now behind us.
Now, fear not! 2017 is here to save the day and it is absolutely packed full of all your favourite costumed crime-fighters. From Wall crawlers, to demigods, to eccentric spies, this year has it all. So, sit back, relax and let your friendly neighbourhood Thn talk you through what 2017 has in store. Check out our Comic Book Movie Preview!
First up is the highly anticipated Lego Movie spin-off, focusing on Will Arnett’s hilariously parodied version of Batman. While the idea was initially met with skepticism, trailers have so far indicated that this could be one of the caped crusaders greatest cinematic outings yet.
The film also boasts »
- Ben Read
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5 Blockbusters We're Looking Forward To In 2017
We’ve finally left behind the terribleness that was 2016. Between all the celebrities that left us last year, »
- Joseph Medina
16 items from 2017
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