10 items from 2017
The resiliency of the Boston Marathon, both historically and in the wake of the 2013 terrorist bombing at its finish line, is roundly celebrated in “Boston,” whose title directly suggests the fundamental relationship shared between the race and its city. Breaking little ground but functioning as a handy primer on the event’s century-plus ups and downs, as well as its efforts to rebound from the tragedy that befell it four years earlier, Jon Dunham’s documentary gracefully achieves its admirable ends. Whether seen in L.A. theaters when it screens Sept. 22 or later at home, it’s a worthy tribute bound to illuminate and inspire.
The doc begins with race director Dave McGillivray, local officials and former champions discussing the importance — and logistical organizational hurdles — of the 2014 iteration. The need to safeguard participants and spectators predictably proves to be of primary importance, although Dunham’s film isn’t really interested in the nitty-gritty of how those ends »
- Nick Schager
Mike Epps is officially a single man, but it's gonna cost him. A judge just signed off on his divorce from Mechelle McCain Epps, his wife of 12 years, and the property settlement shows just how rich they are. Mike walks away with 10 -- count them -- 10 properties in Indiana. He keeps his 2016 Mercedes, his 2015 Jeep Cherokee, '79 Caddy and 2011 Suzuki chopper. Now the pain. Epps pays Mechelle $25k a month in spousal support for a total of 6 1/2 years, »
- TMZ Staff
Another well known name has been added to the ever-growing cast list for Fox’s Deadpool 2. Joining the ranks of other newcomers including Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz and Jack Kesy is British actor Eddie Marsan, who’s revealed that he has a role in the film via his Twitter account.
The kids visited me at work on #Deadpool2.Ryan made them feel so special. I'm officially the coolest Dad in the world pic.twitter.com/LzVmL1paBB
— Eddie Marsan (@eddiemarsan) August 22, 2017
Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ll have almost definitely seen Eddie Marsan’s face before. The award-winning actor is credited with a whopping 115 appearances on IMDb, with some of his most well known projects including Atomic Blonde, Ray Donovan and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films. Superhero and comic book movie lovers, in particular, might remember him from his roles in Hancock and V For Vendetta. »
- Christian Bone
Charlize Theron has done it all. Showing up in everything from clever comedies like Young Adult to live-action renditions of classic fairytales and everything in between, this prolific actress has an impressive variety of roles under her belt.
Theron, who happens to be bilingual, is also an Oscar and Golden Globe winner, if you weren’t convinced of her talent by the films she’s been in and the people she’s worked with. She’s no stranger to highly physical, stunt-heavy roles, having been in The Fate of the Furious, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Hancock, among others. This month, we'll see Theron back in her badass stunt-woman mode as she takes on the lead role in Atomic Blonde.
In Atomic Blonde, Theron plays an undercover MI6 agent in Berlin »
- Amanda Wood
Goldsman has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific screenwriters and producers for the past two decades. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2001 for “A Beautiful Mind” and has writing credits on “Batman Forever,” “Batman & Robin,” “I Am Legend,” “Cinderella Man,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons,” “I Robot,” “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
Goldsman shares screenwriting credit for Sony’s upcoming “The Dark Tower” with Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen and Arcel. He is a producer along with Ron Howard, Erica Huggins and Stephen King. The film, starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, opens Aug. 11.
- Dave McNary
Will Smith costarred in his first major superhero movie (no, we're not counting Hancock) a mere seven months ago with Suicide Squad, and from the looks of it his character, Deadshot, will return again soon, either in a sequel or another DC-branded movie. But before we see Smith don the assassin's costume yet again, he'll be in a unique monster movie hitting Netflix later this year called Bright. The first trailer for Bright -- which sort of feels like Alien Nation...
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Will Smith is only a few months out from costarring in his first major superhero movie (no, we're not counting Hancock) with Suicide Squad, and from the looks of it his character Deadshot will return again soon, either in a sequel or another DC-branded movie. But before we see Smith don the assassin's costume yet again, he'll be in a unique monster movie hitting Netflix later this year called Bright. The first trailer for Bright -- which sort of feels like Alien Nation meets Lord of the Rings -- arrived during the Oscars, and you can check it out below. With Bright, Smith reteams with Suicide Squad director David Ayer for a movie (written by Chronicle's Max Landis, mind you) about a world where fantasty creatures like Orcs live side by side with humans...
- Erik Davis
Admittedly, Will Smith was always an odd choice for Tim Burton’s Dumbo remake. The A-list star isn’t necessarily known for his Disney movies, and he’s often quite particular with the films he does make – even if some of his recent choices, like last year’s Suicide Squad and Collateral Beauty, weren’t necessarily the most critically rewarding. Nevertheless, the actor was in talks to star in the studio’s live-action adaptation of their classic 1941 animated film, though the tides have now changed, as Smith is no longer involved, according to Deadline.
From what we’re hearing, the Hancock star reportedly backed out due to salary and scheduling concerns. Such is the life of those in Hollywood. With Sony hoping to bring Bad Boys for Life to fruition with Martin Lawrence involved and Joe Carnahan writing and directing, it seems Smith’s more interested in returning to one »
- Will Ashton
Thomas tweeted a note to viewers and people who worked on the show, explaining that the decision was taken because the producers felt like the show had run its course after four seasons.
Hey I have news. We have decided Season 4 #PleaseLikeMe is the last. I've loved making this show for you all so much. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/QKAk5nZQLV
— Josh Thomas (@JoshThomas87) February 2, 2017
“Friday Night Lights” actor Brad Leland has been cast in a guest star role on ABC’s “Last Man Standing.” Leland will play Wayne, a contest winner who gets to do a vlog with Mike Baxter (Tim Allen) in »
- Will Thorne
Today, Peter Berg’s latest ripped-from-the-headlines thriller “Patriots Day” enters wide release today, January 13. The film follows the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. It stars Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”), John Goodman (“Barton Fink”), J.K. Simmons (“Burn After Reading”), Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”), Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) and more. Ahead of the film, stream the film’s soundtrack featuring a moody, ominous score composed by duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Listen to it below, courtesy of Spotify.
This is Reznor and Ross’ fifth film score collaboration. They first collaborated on David Fincher’s 2010 film “The Social Network,” about the founding of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits that arose in its aftermath. The two won the Oscar for Best Original Score that same year. They later scored the following two »
- Vikram Murthi
10 items from 2017
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