14 items from 2015
Fresh off his breakout role as rapper Eazy-e in F. Gary Gray's critically acclaimed biopic Straight Outta Compton, actor Jason Mitchell has signed on for a role in Universal & Legendary's upcoming monster epic Kong: Skull Island, which hits theaters March 10, 2017 and is being helmed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) with a script from Derek Connolly (Jurassic World). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mitchell will portray an easy going pilot, who will likely be a part of the crew of explorers that find themselves on the mysterious Skull Island, which coincidentally is also the residence of the king of the apes Kong. This move reunites Mitchell with his Compton co-star Corey Hawkins (Iron Man 3). He also joins a cast that already features Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Brie Larson (21 Jump Street), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), John C. Reilly (Guardians Of The Galaxy), and Tom Wilkinson (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol »
Fresh from his role as Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that British actor Toby Kebbell is in talks to join Universal and Legendary Pictures’ upcoming King Kong follow-up Kong: Skull Island.
Kebbell would join an ever-increasing cast that so far includes Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Brie Larson (Short Term 12) and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton). Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) and Tom Wilkinson (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) are also in talks to star.
- Gary Collinson
Fresh from the news that Amazon Prime will be streaming episodes of Fear the Walking Dead for UK viewers, AMC has released the opening scene to the upcoming companion show to The Walking Dead, and you can watch it right here…
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Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back »
- Gary Collinson
Following reports that NBC is eyeing a limited Law & Order revival series, featuring original cast members of the long-running franchise, creator Dick Wolf on Thursday offered a brief update.
“As you’ve heard, everybody wants to do it,” Wolf told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “It is a question of … most of the people involved are very successful in their careers. To try to get everything in sequence is much more difficult than it looks on the outside. I am always an optimist. »
It's been a record-breaking summer at the box office thus far, which has largely been dominated by Universal Pictures. The studio holds three of the top-five grossing movies this year, Jurassic World (#1, $635.9 million domestic), Furious 7 (#3, $351 million) and Minions (#5, $303.9 million), and as the summer season winds down, the studio will most likely squeeze in another box office hit with Straight Outta Compton. The N.W.A. biopic has already scored rave reviews from the nation's critics (92% "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes), which we think will translate to box office success this weekend. It is also going into theaters with a lot of fan awareness, with it's themes of police violence resonating strongly in today's current social climate.
Aside from the rave reviews, Straight Outta Compton only has one real competitor this weekend, Warner Bros.' spy-thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. While that movie is pulling in admirable reviews (68% "Fresh »
Question of the week, raised by Everlasting gofer/Pippi Longstocking stunt double Madison: If you do something completely terrible, then do something almost as terrible in order to escape blame — but that second something makes at least one person happy — are you worthy of a comforting cuddle?
Ok, that’s maybe not 100 percent what the P.A. means on this week’s UnReal when she raises the possibility of a good ending resulting from a bad situation. But we’re up to our walkie-talkies in the immediate aftermath of Mary’s death, and everyone’s feeling a little out of sorts. »
Fresh off a well-received turn opposite Chris Rock in “Top Five,” Gabrielle Union is in negotiations to join Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in New Line’s comedy “Keanu,” TheWrap has learned. Peter Atencio is directing from a script that Peele wrote with Alex Rubens. The story follows a group of friends who must pose as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen cat. Union will play Key’s wife. Also Read: 'Key and Peele' Escape Racist Police, 'White Bitches' in Hilarious 'Negrotown' (Video) Method Man will co-star in the movie, which Key and Peele are producing with Peter Principato, »
- Jeff Sneider
Fresh from his lisp-heavy performance in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Samuel L. Jackson is now to don a lab coat in Simon West's upcoming remake of 1958 sci-fi classic The Blob. The thriller, which is set to shoot this fall, will see Jackson play a biochemistry professor attempting to thwart the other-worldly predator discovered deep within the earth. Goldcrest Films, which is representing global sales and distribution, launched the film to distributors at the Efm earlier in the year and already secured deals in Germany, Italy, China, Latin America, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,
- Alex Ritman
Fresh from his adventures in Middle-earth, it has been reported today that Martin Freeman is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the star of The Hobbit joining the cast of the Phase Three launching Captain America: Civil War in an as-yet-unrevealed role.
“From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in The Office, Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us,” states Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. “We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States, with Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) directing a cast that includes Marvel Cinematic »
- Gary Collinson
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes. »
- Tom Stockman
Fresh from news that a couple of film projects were in pre-production about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, it has been announced that Mark Wahlberg (Ted, The Gambler) is set to produce and possibly star in one of the versions.
Patriots’ Day is based on the first-hand account of Ed Davis, who Wahlberg could end up playing in the drama. Davis, a Boston Police commissioner, played a key role in the subsequent hunt for the two brothers who are held responsible for the attack, and are currently on trial in the Us.
CBS Films president Terry Press, who are behind this version of the project, said “There is nothing more compelling than a real story populated by real heroes,” and that the film will “give audiences a very personal look at what occurred during the days when the eyes of the world were on the city of Boston and how a »
- Scott J. Davis
While Clint Eastwood cleared up the lingering political questions around "American Sniper" by declaring his film is "anti-war," there will be no such confusion in the upcoming "Max." A family friendly, flag-waving tale of patriotism and one special canine, it's basically "American Sniper" with a dog. Directed by Boaz Yakin ("Fresh," "Remember The Titans") and starring Thomas Haden Church, Miles Mussenden, Robbie Amell, Lauren Graham, Luke Kleintank, Jay Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria and Dejon Laquake, the film tells the tale of a special military pooch who loses his handler in battle and is taken in by the soldier's grieving family. After saving lives in the Middle East, the dog inspires everyone back home in this heart-warming tale led by"the Air Jordan of dogs." Whatever that means. "Max" opens in the U.K. on October 9th. No U.S. release date yet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Fresh from unleashing mountain mayhem in the opening scenes of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Samuel L. Jackson is back in the snow for another actioner, Big Game, which has a new trailer and poster to debut here.brightcove.createExperiences();This one is set in the wilds of Finland and sees him swapping hats from arch-villain to Us President. The wrinkle? He’s been blasted out of the sky by some terrorist types and must survive when his escape pod lands in a hostile and wintry landscape. But the Prez has two advantages: one, a 13 year-old Finnish boy with all the survival skills he lacks, and, two, he’s Sam ruddy Jackson. If anyone’s well-versed in the snowy passes of the righteous man, it’s him. Click on the image below for a closer look at the new poster. Ranged against him in Jalmari ‘Rare Exports’ Helander throwback action flick »
Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »
- Graham Daseler
14 items from 2015
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