7 items from 2015
Switzer Entertainment Group started filming the action movie, ‘Blue Line‘ this past Sunday, January 25th in Connecticut! ‘Blue Line’ is about a master thief pulling off the heist of a lifetime with a jaded police detective hot on her trail. The movie stars Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Heat) Jordan … Continue reading →
- Mike Joy
Grimm channels The Expendables in this week's entertaining rescue mission adventure, feat. a new and improved Juliette...
This review contains spoilers.
Okay, that might be taking it a bit far, but this week’s episode of Grimm was a lot of fun to watch, as the gang pooled their efforts to rescue Monroe from the clutches of a psychopathic cult.
Firstly, letting Wu into the secret is without doubt a crowd-pleaser. Nick and Hank attempt to ease him into the world of Grimm without freaking him out too much, bringing in the least terrifying of Wesen – Bud – to demonstrate woging. This just takes Wu’s already permanently shocked expression to new levels of disbelief.
They called it prepping »
Once you’re absorbed by its terror, you can’t even scream. The slimy mass that is the Blob first thrilled audiences when it took on Steve McQueen on the big screen in 1958. It next oozed into cinemas via the 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob, before being reborn in a 1988 remake directed by Chuck Russell and co-written by Frank Darabont. Proving that it’s still a relentless alien amoeba, 1958’s The Blob is being remade once again.
Goldcrest Films is moving forward with a remake of The Blob, with Simon West (The Expendables 2, Con Air) lined up for the director’s chair and shooting slated to begin this summer. Modern-day special effects capabilities are expected to bring the Blob to life like never before, and Chris Haney (Avatar, Avengers Assemble) will oversee the VFX in post-production.
- Derek Anderson
After three weeks of a record-setting limited release, Warner’s Best Picture nominee American Sniper went wide at the North American box office this weekend where it earned an incredible $90.2 million. The acclaimed Clint Eastwood-directed drama wasn’t the only big hit at the multiplex over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Sony’s Kevin Hart comedy The Wedding Ringer and The Weinstein Company’s Paddington also posted solid numbers. Universal’s Blackhat, on the other hand, did not. Thanks to the massive opening for American Sniper, the top ten surged not only 72% from last weekend but also 22% from a year ago.
January has become a prime month for studios to release military-themed dramas that strike a cord with the American movie going public. Black Hawk Down, Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor were all big hits that went into wide release in mid-January after a successful limited run the month before. »
“Do you believe the past can return?” “More than that, it never leaves us.” Classic horror literature characters, bloodsuckers, possession—season one of Showtime’s new series, Penny Dreadful, had a little bit of everything and turned out to be an unexpected treat for horror fans, and you can now mark your calendars for the return of the scary series, as an official Season 2 premiere date has been revealed along with a new trailer.
The second season of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful will premiere on Sunday, April 26th at 10pm Est.
“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will »
- Derek Anderson
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.
Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.
Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.
20. Billy Zane
Egypt thinks so, claiming it presents a Zionist view of events. But is it more guilty of being pompous and badly scripted?
Exodus: Gods and Kings review – holy Moses, wholly acceptable for the devoutEgypt bans ‘Zionist’ film
This week, big-budget Hollywood epic Exodus: Gods and Kings was banned in Egypt. “It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inaccuracies and that’s why we have decided to ban it,” explained culture minister Gaber Asfour. Reportedly, cinemas in Morocco have also been forbidden to show the film. This comes after one of the most extraordinary cinematic controversies of recent years: the spat over Kim Jong-Un assassination movie The Interview, which allegedly provoked the Sony Pictures hacking scandal and has drawn the governments of the United States and North Korea into a diplomatic contretemps.
The Interview is fantasy rather than history, but it does feature as a major character someone who is real, »
- Alex von Tunzelmann
7 items from 2015
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