19 items from 2017
Throughout cinema’s history, gangster life has often been depicted in glamorous fashion with an endless access to drugs, guns, women, sports cars, and mansions. Even if these lives are short-lived, filmmakers have long venerated their excess, and one glance at popular culture confirms audiences have reciprocated the fascination. For the characters of Dayveon, however, this way of life is grounded in economic necessity. With the ensemble of mostly non-actors never less than utterly convincing, Amman Abbasi’s debut drama is captivating in its immediacy, despite a script that doesn’t feel fully formed.
Following the gang-related death of his brother, the 13-year-old Dayveon (Devin Blackmon) is feeling like a lost soul, not wanting his sister Kim’s (Chasity Moore) live-in boyfriend, Bryan (Dontrell Bright) to replace his recently deceased family member.”Everything stupid,” our lead remarks in the opening scene as he bikes through his decaying Arkansas town. Although he’s quick to smile, »
- Jordan Raup
Josh Brolin looks nearly unrecognizable in his upcoming film role.
The 48-year-old actor shared a before-and-after post on Instagram, revealing that he gained 73 pounds. The first photo showed Brolin at 167 pounds, while the second image was of him at 240 pounds.
Watch: Chris Pratt Says He Became 'Impotent' and 'Depressed' From Weight Gain
Prior to the post, he put up a pic from 2007, where he looked noticeably thinner. "One hundred and sixty-seven pounds, 2007 #afilmbyoliverstone," Brolin captioned the photo. The actor worked with Oliver Stone on W. (2008) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010).
While on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in January 2015, Brolin revealed that he had gained over 40 pounds for his role in Danny McBride and Jody Hill's comedy, Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. He even unbuttoned his shirt to show off his belly. "I have to get rid of this weight," he insisted.
Photo: Josh Brolin Goes Naked in the Desert, Has Absolutely »
The team over at Rough House Pictures — including David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride — have long trafficked in offbeat comedy offerings and championing compelling filmmaking voices, so the latest film to join their slate should come as little surprise. Rough House has now come aboard Kris Avedisian’s “Donald Cried” as executive producers and will help shepherd the wild feature film to its theatrical release next month.
Based on his short of the same name, Avedisian premiered the film — his first feature offering, which he not only wrote and directed, but also stars in — at last year’s SXSW, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. The film went on to screen at a variety of festivals, including New Directors/New Films, Locarno, Hamptons, Montclair and AFI Fest (where it won the Audience »
- Kate Erbland
Thanks to Empire, we’ve got a new image from Ridley Scott’s hotly-anticipated sci-fi horror Alien: Covenant, which features Michael Fassbender’s android Walter alongside Carmen Ejogo’s as-yet-unrevealed character. Check it out here…
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
- Gary Collinson
Straight from the pages of Empire Magazine's December issue, this new Alien: Covenant image gives us a great new look at Michael Fassbender's Walter and Carmen Ejogo's undisclosed character. In this new still, the Covenant crew are gathered around and observing what appears to be a hologram of some sort. Could this be another mystery left by the Engineers, or could it be a recording that showcases what became of David and Noomi Rapace’s Dr. Elizabeth Shaw? That remains to be seen, but for now check out the new image below to see what you can find. “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the ‘synthetic’ David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.” Alien: Covenant stars Michael Fassbender, »
Each year, the Sundance Film Festival rolls out an enviable lineup of jury members — billed as “experts in film, art, culture and science” — to dole out awards to the feature-length works shown at the festival. In total, 28 prizes (and sometimes more!) will be announced at a ceremony on January 28 (as ever, Short Film Awards will be announced at a separate ceremony on January 24). The festival has now announced this year’s various jury members, including actors, filmmakers, producers, writers and other luminaries (and, yes, plenty of Sundance alums pop up amongst their ranks).
Additionally, the festival has also announced that actress, comedian, correspondent and podcast host Jessica Williams will host the annual awards. Jones seems poised to have a very busy Sundance indeed, as she also toplines James Strouse’s premiere “The Incredible Jessica James,” which will close out the festival the night before.
The awards, which recognize standout artistic and story elements, »
- Kate Erbland
The groceries at Shopwell’s live their lives by a code that helps them stay peaceful and happy until it’s time for them to leave the comfort of the supermarket and head for “the great beyond”. However, after a botched trip to the great beyond leaves one sausage named Frank and his companion Bun stranded, their lives become a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store…
I was really, really, looking forward to Sausage Party, I truly was. I enjoy a good gross out comedy as much as the next person – maybe more so, given how many I’ve seen – but Rogen’s latest, »
- Phil Wheat
2017 is absolutely jam-packed with sequels to many of Hollywood's most bankable and beloved franchises, but Alien: Covenant is quickly climbing the ladder and becoming one of the most anticipated movies of the year. We recently got to see the first trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming installment of the Alien franchise, which promises to be a return-to-form, scary space adventure. Now, a new image of Katherine Waterston's character Daniels has been released and falls right in line with the theme of terror for Alien: Covenant.
The photo was released by USA Today as part of a preview of the "must see" movies coming out this year. Following the release of the first trailer, it is pretty safe to say that Alien: Covenant now falls into that category. This new picture shows Daniels, who is one of the crewmembers of the colony ship Covenant, and she appears to be having a pretty rough day. »
With pulse rifle in hand, Katherine Waterston’s character fends off an off-screen nasty in the latest pic for Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s upcoming horror-thriller set to bring his prequel series closer to the original Alien lore.
One element that’s instrumental in such a creative process, according to reports, is Waterston’s Daniels, a passenger on board the Covenant ship who becomes embroiled in a desperate fight for survival once the shit hits the fan. The Xenomorphs are back, back, back, and below you’ll find Katherine Waterston channeling one Ellen Ripley as she prepares to open fire.
Indeed, if those rumors are on point, Alien: Covenant will introduce Waterston as Ripley’s mother, neatly dovetailing her arc with that of Scott’s 1979 classic. It’s a comparison that Waterston herself has addressed in the past – and one that she will likely be quizzed about right up until »
- Michael Briers
Waterston also acknowledges the similarities between Daniels and original heroine Ripley, stating: “You don’t really know what you’re made of until you’re tested. They are both able to somehow think clearly in really shocking, unimaginable scenarios. It’s fun to play someone who can thrive in that chaos.”
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in Alien with Alien: Covenant, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with Prometheus — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, »
- Robert Kojder
Alien: Covenant, Fifty Shades Darker, Rings and more cover our weekly round-upAlien: Covenant, Fifty Shades Darker, Rings and more cover our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick1/6/2017 10:03:00 AMCheck out Cineplex's weekly round-up featuring the movie news, trailers and more! Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker is the sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey - adapted from E.L. James’ novel series - and saying it will be hot and steamy is a major understatement. Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) attempts to get over her ex-lover Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), but their sexual chemistry can’t seem to go away.
Ana gets swept back into Christian’s web of erotic romance but with his past coming back to haunt him, their healed relationship is on the brink of becoming torn apart once again.
See Fifty Shades Darker when it hits Cineplex theatres February 10th – although we recommend leaving the family at home for this one. »
- Garrett McCormick
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with Alien:Covenant, a new chapter in his Alien franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
Alien:Covenant is out in cinemas May 2017. »
The Alien: Covenant Virtual Reality Experience will come to all major Vr platforms as a paid-for title for an as yet unknown date, though it can be assumed the game will be timed for or close to the film’s May 19th, 2017 release.
Ridley Scott is partnering with the Fox Innovation Lab to produce the game, but it will actually be his visual effects artist David Karlak who will direct the Vr experience. Fox Innovation has described the game as a “dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe” and that players will have to “navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death.”
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- Ricky Church
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, the long winter is setting in. But don’t feel down – with the busyness of the holidays in the past, now is a perfect time to relax and unwind with the family. And what better way to do that than in the coziness of a Cineplex theatre, at a Family Favourites presentation!
There are family-friendly features playing at Cineplex theatres every Saturday morning at 11am as part of our Family Favourites program. Admission is only $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds goes towards We.org. Revisit an old favourite, or discover a new family favourite together on the big screen!
Jan 7 – Ratchet and Clank
Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes. »
- Jenny Bullough
With the May 19 release date for Alien: Covenant getting closer and closer, 20th Century Fox just announced a new virtual reality (Vr) experience for director Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure. The studio hasn't announced exactly when it will be made available, but this Alien: Covenant Vr experience will be a paid title that will be available on all major Vr platforms. Here's how the team at Fox Innovation Labs describe this Vr experience below.
"(A) dread-inducing journey into the depths of the Alien universe. Viewers will discover the true meaning of terror as they navigate through horrifying alien environments and a story where every decision could mean the difference between life and death."
Variety reports that this experience will be executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by David Karlak. The project will be a collaboration between Ridley Scott's Rsa Films, the Fox Innovation Lab and Mpc Vr, a Technicolor Company. »
In virtual reality, no one can hear you scream... Ridley Scott will bring his own brand of horror back to the big screen with the May 19th release of Alien: Covenant, but the filmmaker also has something else in store for viewers: a virtual reality experience based on the universe of the upcoming Alien film.
Variety reports that Scott will executive produce an Alien: Covenant Vr experience that will be directed by David Karlak with the collaboration of The Fox Innovation Lab, who previously released The Martian Vr Experience based on Scott's 2015 film.
A specific debut date is not yet known, but the immersive experience is expected to be released on multiple Vr formats, and it wouldn't be surprising to see it come out timed around the release of Alien: Covenant this spring.
Attendees of this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas should also keep an eye out »
- Derek Anderson
At some point Channing Tatum went from man-candy (what? It's been said) to movie star. His star rose when Step Up stole the hearts of romantic comedy lovers that had waited too long for a new dance film. Seemed like Save The Last Dance had been decades before, despite the fact it actually released only five years prior. But, let's take a look back at Channing's filmography and see exactly where Tatum became something more.
CSI: Miami - Bob Davenport (2004) Never saw it, lets assume he was "okay."Coach Carter - Jason Lyle (2005) Same as CSI: Miami, watching Samuel L. Jackson as a coach just seemed too easy. Yell. Throw Notebook. Win baby, win.War of the Worlds - Boy in Church (uncredited, 2005) Wuh? Did they know he was just in Coach Carter?Havoc - Nick (2005) Is this the Havoc with Anne Hatheway's nude scene? Must go back and pay »
- Tyler Richardson
Speaking with us at the press junket for Taboo which airs this weekend on BBC One, director Ridley Scott opened up about what we can expect in Alien: Covenant and why he returned to the franchise he launched back in 1979.
“When I saw Alien finally succumb after four films, which was a good run, then they also did Alien vs. Predator, after which I thought, ‘Uh-oh, that’s it’ – then I waited a couple of years, I went back and decided to resurrect it,” he said. “No-one actually asked where [the aliens] came from in the three subsequent movies, which is kind of ridiculous. That’s why good writers are good writers, they’ll ask a basic question like that and make that into a scenario.”
- Thomas Roach
First trailer for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant features Michael Fassbender and a lot of blood! First trailer for Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant features Michael Fassbender and a lot of blood! Garrett McCormick1/2/2017 11:11:00 Am
Starting the year off with blood, gore and horror doesn’t sound ideal, but the first trailer for Alien: Covenant is here and we aren’t mad about it.
Travelling to a remote planet in the distant galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant believe they reached a planet of paradise. After discovering this “paradise” is a dark and highly dangerous planet filled with hungry blood-sucking monstrous creatures, the only thing the crew can do is run and hope to stay alive.
A sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, Alien: Covenant brings back Michael Fassbender – no stranger to the Alien franchise – with Katherine Waterson, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride joining the sure-to-be bloodbath. »
- Garrett McCormick
19 items from 2017
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