12 items from 2017
With the first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle set to land tomorrow, a second teaser has arrived online for the upcoming fantasy adventure sequel which gives us a first glimpse at footage from the film; take a look here…
A game for those who seek to find, a way to leave their world behind. See the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle trailer tomorrow! #JumanjiMovie pic.twitter.com/hpN6IM5Rc7
— Jumanji (@jumanjimovie) June 28, 2017
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set for release on December 22nd 2017 and sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter »
- Amie Cranswick
When it was first announced that a new Jumanji movie was in the works, it was assumed that it would be a reboot of the beloved 1995 movie, only for star Dwayne Johnson to confirm last summer that it is in fact a sequel to the original. Now, in an interview with THR, The Rock’s co-star Jack Black has revealed just how it will tie in with the Robin Williams film:
We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by [Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish],” states Black. “He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there… [In the original] you never got to see the inside world, but this one takes place primarily inside the jungle of Jumanji. That’s the coolest part of the film — we’re able to transport the audience to that secret and wondrous land, with the danger and the beauty.”
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will follow four teens who find themselves transported into the world of Jumanji via a video game, where they take on the avatars of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set for release on December 22nd 2017 and sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter), Madison Iseman (Still the King), Morgan Turner (Remember Me) and Ser’Darius Blain (Star Trek Into Darkness). »
- Gary Collinson
At last year’s E3, Focus Home Interactive’s Vampyr showcase was, by necessity, a lot more conceptual than visual (you know, seeing as how the game was still in the very early stages of development). But as someone who loved Dontnod’s work on Life is Strange, I found myself frustrated trying to imagine all the moral ambiguity and emotional impact that developers Stéphane Beauverger and Grégory Szucs said would be in the game without a longer, more detailed look at the actual mechanics. Well, it’s now a year later, and my wish to get a real feel for how Vampyr works has been granted. My hands may not have been on the controller, but just watching the creators play through a small section of the game was enough to bring it to the top of my most-wanted list.
The behind-closed-doors demo of Vampyr showcased just about everything »
- Jowi Girard-Meli
A cinematic trailer has been released for Vampyr the new game from Dontnod Entertainment, the developers behind Remember Me (2013) and Life is Strange (2015).
An action RPG set in early 20th century London, you’ll play as Dr Jonathan Reid, recently turned into a blood-sucking vampire. Using versatile RPG skill trees that change the way you play, you’ll have to come to terms with your new condition throwing up moral choices that will make you question every action.
Vampyr releases November 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts below. »
- Tom Batt
Chris Blue, I put my “Money on You” to take home the title. I also spent my money on him, downloading his insanely catchy original single off iTunes. But when the dust settled on Season 12 of The Voice, when we stopped commenting on how mumble-mouthed a singer Hunter Plake is, groaning before every Mark Isaiah performance, doing shots anytime it was mentioned that Quizz Swanigan is the youngest competitor ever, hoping that Lilli Passero would live up to her Blind Auditions potential, and wondering if it was possible for Carson Daly to appear less engaged and more disingenuous, did Team Alicia’s master showman win? »
The Voice just landed some more star power!
Jennifer Hudson has signed on to be a coach for the upcoming 13th season of the NBC reality-competition singing show, which will return with new episodes this fall, Et has learned.
"Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that The Voice stands for,” NBC executive Paul Telegdy said in a statement on Wednesday. "Her exceptional skills as a singer and actress have extended to film, television and Broadway, which makes her an incredible addition and a natural fit for our show.”
Hudson, who rose to fame after placing seventh in [link »
He’s taken one of the most fascinating and unconventional routes with his stardom.
The thinkpiece-industrial complex is running at full speed this spring to update the cinephile community’s consensus of major stars. In case you’re behind, adjust your opinions to reflect the following changes: Reese Witherspoon is still good, Kristen Stewart is now really good, Anne Hathaway is great because her haters were sexist, and Nicole Kidman is underappreciated despite receiving an Oscar nomination this very year.
One star whose evaluation has yet to appear from the hot take factory is Robert Pattinson, who features in two theatrical releases this April, Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert (quickly dumped in theaters and VOD over two years after its 2015 Berlin premiere) and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Five years ago, the cultural ubiquity of “R-Pattz” was so enormous that the future President of the United States tweeted about him six times »
- Marshall Shaffer
Dwayne Johnson and company were on hand at CinemaCon this week to present footage from the upcoming Jumanji sequel, revealing that the new film is going by the title Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, as well as confirming the rumoured video game plot.
As per THR, here’s a description of the footage that was shown at CinemaCon:
The footage begins with four high schoolers in detention. Their teacher orders them to clean out the basement of the school, and they find an old video game console, which features the game Jumanji. You pick a character, and as the teens learn you are that person in the game … which transports you to a jungle.
One rather nerdy boy is surprised (and rather pleased) to see he’s got the muscles of The Rock. The popular girl in school is horrified to learn she’s got the body of Jack Black. »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Jon Lyus
The ironclad security surrounding the new Star Wars films is well known. It is expected (and not unreasonably so) that larger plot elements be revealed in the cinema, rather than online months before. The smaller hints however can give fans a flavour of what to expect. We have a couple of these for you today with a snippet of info about the forthcoming Han Solo Star Wars Story, as well as locations for future saga films.
“I play a guy named Beckett, who is kind of a criminal and I am a mentor to Han.”
It’s not much but he confirmed the ‘mentor to Han’ element to his character, »
- Jon Lyus
Dwayne Johnson has taken to his Instagram account to promote this holiday season’s Jumanji movie, revealing that the first trailer will arrive during CinemaCon, which runs between March 27th and March 30th. Take a look at his post here…
Jumanji is set for release on December 22nd 2017 and sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 7), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter), Madison Iseman (Still the King), Morgan Turner (Remember Me) and Ser’Darius Blain (Star Trek Into Darkness). »
- Robert Kojder
12 March 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
There are few things worse than seeing a talented performer squandered. That's been the stateside fate of the great Swedish actress Lena Olin, whose biggest claim to fame on American shores is as Jennifer Garner's treacherous mother on the spy series Alias. (Preferable, one supposes, to her role as Robert Pattinson's progenitor in the hilariously offensive 9/11 tragi-romance Remember Me.) So the initial scenes of A Critically Endangered Species, from debuting feature writer-directors Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak, hold some measure of promise because, for the first time in a long time, Olin gets some prime red meat to chew on.
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- Keith Uhlich
“A Critically Endangered Species” will have its world premiere on Sunday, March 12, at this year’s SXSW. The drama stars Lena Olin (“Chocolat,” “Remember Me”) as the lead and Rosanna Arquette (“The Whole Nine Yards,” “Roadies”).
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The film follows Maya Dardel (Olin), an internationally acclaimed poet and novelist who decides to end her life. She makes the announcement on national radio and launches a search for young male published poetry writers to compete to become executors of her estate. As the men compete, Maya will make sure to challenge them intellectually, emotionally and sexually.
The cast also includes Nathan Keyes (“Britney Ever After’), Alexander Koch (“Always Shine”), Jordan Gavaris (“The Sea of Trees”), and Chris Voss (“There Is No God and We All Die Alone”). The film is by writing-directing duo Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak »
- Yoselin Acevedo
12 items from 2017
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