5 items from 2016
There are several reasons why Rob Reiner might not seem like the right guy to direct a movie about Lbj. For one thing, the filmmaker has always been an outspoken liberal. For another, it’s hard to imagine that a man whose recent output includes “Flipped” and “The Bucket List” has any interest in making a movie about real people, let alone someone so famous. (We’ll grant him “Being Charlie,” the intensely personal drama he made about his son earlier this year.)
But the most pressing reason why Reiner doesn’t seem like a natural fit for the subject is that we live in a world where actual politics are starting to feel more like the movies with every passing day, and this may not the best time for someone with such cartoonish sensibilities to revisit the beltway. After all, the climactic speech that Michael Douglas delivered at the »
- David Ehrlich
“The Magnificent Seven” might not be the only high-profile remake on Antoine Fuqua’s schedule. Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker is in talks to direct “Scarface” for Universal — the third take on the classic gangster picture after Brian De Palma’s 1983 version starring Al Pacino and Howard Hawks’ Pre-Code classic from 1932.
This new film would move the action to Los Angeles — the first two took place in Chicago and Miami, respectively — and retain the rags-to-riches premise. The most recent draft was filed by Jonathan Herman (“Straight Outta Compton”), though Paul Attanasio (“Donnie Brasco”) and David Ayer (who just directed “Suicide Squad”) have turned in their own versions as well. Fuqua, who first came to wide attention for directing “Training Day,” has also helmed “King Arthur” and “Southpaw,” among others.
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- Michael Nordine
This year's San Diego Comic-Con brought a treasure trove of trailers for some of the upcoming year's most buzzworthy movies, from superhero movies and franchise tentpole blockbusters to, curiously enough, Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward Snowden biopic. (Watching the filmmaker warn the attendees of his Hall H panel that Pokémon Go watches them as they slumber was a rare, unexpected treat.)
We've got a nice long wait for most of these — enjoy that Justice League clip, people, because we've still got another 16 months before it swoops into theaters — but for now, »
We all love movie trailers. Some of us get to the theater early so we can catch all the trailers. We review trailers. Studios even make trailers for trailers. (And we review those, too.) Trailers get people excited. That’s their job, if they’re done correctly. Comic-Con has unveiled a bunch of trailers over the past few days. Cinelinx is taking a second look at seven trailers for some of the most anticipated upcoming movies.
Justice League: What’s immediately obvious from the trailer is that the tone of this film will be very different from the earlier Snyderverse films. When the WB opened the set to critics several weeks back, everyone present said that they were encouraged by the humorous scenes being filmed featuring the Flash. This trailer seems to back up those claims, focusing on the interactions of the team members. The thread of the trailer »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Ever since its release date was pushed from this summer to next year, updates on Guy Ritchie’s action/adventure epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (formerly titled Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur) have been scarce, but today, Warner Bros. (via Entertainment Weekly) has released two never-before-seen images from the film. The photos feature stars Charlie Hunnam as the titular king and Jude Law as his villainous uncle Vortigern…
The outlet describes Legend of the Sword as a blend between a high fantasy and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Arthur as “dirty and beat up and rugged,” just like many of Ritchie’s characters. On Arthur, Hunnam said, “He’s a bit rough around the edges, but he’s basically a survivor. There’s definitely a harder edge than people would imagine.”
For a film as expensive as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (reports place »
- Justin Cook
5 items from 2016
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