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Curious to know what movies are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Note: Listed below are just the movies, not the television shows (except where noted). June 1 Aviator La Dictadura Perfecta June 3 The Best of Me Hector and the Search for Happiness June 5 Sense8 -- new Netflix series from the Wachowskis (The Matrix, Jupiter Ascending) June 8 Grace of Monaco June 10 Nightcrawler Rose...
Like their '90s filmmaking geek compatriot Kevin Smith, The Wachowskis have seen their critical standing sink further and further the deeper we get into the 21st century. In our current franchise-minded world, one might have expected the Wachowskis to be greeted as saviors with their return to original sci-fi filmmaking in “Jupiter Ascending.” Instead the directing duo turned in the year’s most derided (if not reviled) film. To add insult to injury, Screen Junkies has seen fit to give the Wachowskis’ film the “Honest Trailer” treatment, joining the ranks of such unparalleled genius as the “Twilight” series, “Grown Ups” and “The Last Airbender.” Running over five minutes long, the “Honest Trailer” of much-ridiculed film doesn’t hide its disappointment in the film and the directors – a view shared by many critics, including us in our review – and really dives deep into the problems with the film, going as »
- Cain Rodriguez
After all the excitement surrounding Andy & Lana Wachowski getting another chance at crafting original sci-fi, it was such a disappointment to see what Jupiter Ascending turned out to be. It’s one of those beautiful, mind-blowing disasters like Super Mario Bros. or Battlefield Earth. And while it’s full of stunning imagery and wild characters, none […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Written by Cang Yue, the contemporary fantasy series has sold more than seven million copies to date.
This franchise will be developed for the international market as multiple English-language feature films, along with the publishing of the books.
Collee will adapt the script of the first feature, The Mirror: Twin Cities, to be produced by Ke Liming (So Young), VFX producer Danny Bergeron (Jupiter Ascending) and Andrew Mason (The Water Diviner).
“I look forward to developing the first of these extraordinary novels as a movie. The series has the potential to become a massive international franchise,” said Collee. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Liz Shackleton)
Okay, so this one’s a bit of an easy target…
Screen Junkies has posted its latest Honest Trailer, which focusses on Jupiter Ascending, this year’s critical and commercial flop from The Matrix directors Andy and Lana Wachowski; check it out here…
It’s just like The Matrix, but starring Mila Kunis as a bee-whispering alien goddess and Channing Tatum as 50% abs, 50% wolfman, and 100% hover-roller-blader. Step Aside, Scientology, you got nothing on the ludicrous plot of Jupiter Ascending.
See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here
- Gary Collinson
Weirdly enough, Screen Junkies' absolute evisceration of "Jupiter Ascending" may make you want to watch it even more. It looks like one of the best (unintentional) comedies of the year. So send them some thank you flowers, Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum!
Here's the start of Screen Junkies' latest Honest Trailer:
From the directors of The Matrix and nothing else worth mentioning comes the last time anyone will give The Wachowskis money -- 'Jupiter Ascending.' Look out, Scientology, there's a ridiculous new space opera in town and it makes even less sense than 'Battlefield Earth.' So full of such terrible performances, stupid dialogue, and ridiculous characters that it's actually kind of hilarious."
This Honest Trailer is more than kind of hilarious; as usual, the sharp critiques are not only witty, they're insightful and nail the key issues. As they note: "If you've been waiting for a female sci-fi »
- Gina Carbone
The Wachowski siblings' Jupiter Ascending had a pretty rough go of things earlier this year when professional critics around the world panned it before its theatrical release - but now ScreenJunkies has arrived to do a more in-depth post-mortem as the film prepares to be released on Blu-ray and DVD. Prepare for spoilers! The latest episode of Honest Trailers has arrived, and it's a rather brutal take-down of the Wachowski's latest film. The big question that is repeatedly raised is how a movie this patently ridiculous can warrant a reported budget of $176 million, and the film never really manages to answer that question itself. It's definitely not a high point of the filmmakers best known for bringing us The Matrix. As many critics pointed out when the film hit theaters, it's not hard to appreciate what the Wachowski's are doing, as it's nice to have a bit of original sci-fi »
At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose a director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Andy and Lana Wachowski working collectively as the directing team known as "The Wachowskis".
The Wachowskis originally were comic book writers before they began writing film scripts. They were offered an opportunity to write and direct a feature film, which became 1996’s Bound. That film received good critical reviews and showcased the Wachowskis as an innovative directing team. Their next film was The Matrix, which became a critical and commercial hit in 1999. That success lead to two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. Next, they took their love for comic books and graphic novels and wrote V For Vendetta (2006), which became another commercial and critical hit. Although they did not direct this film, »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
“You Just Found Out Aliens Exist, Wake Up!”There aren’t many movies worth discussing these days. Except for Mad Max: The Fury and Carol, it’s pretty much Rebel Wilson-Melissa McCarthy Xxl comedies that we’ll sit out. Let’s discuss the hilarity of the new Honest Trailers take on the odious clunker known as “Jupiter Ascending.” It’s completely mental. Not since “Bad Grandpa” has a movie demanded copious amounts of weed as a recommended strategy to sit through it. Normally we adore Mila Kunis but she is so very bad in this film, as is Eddie Redmayne. This is no “Dune”or “Matrix” but […] »
- April Neale
“Master and Commander” screenwriter John Collee will adapt “The Mirror: Twin Cities,” as the first of a series of bestselling Chinese novels that are intended to be adapted into a potential English-language movie franchise.
The contemporary fantasy books are written by Chinese novelist Cang Yue, and have sold over 7 million copies. An English-language book deal is set to be announced next week.
Development of the film is by China’s Ruyi Films and Syon Media from Montreal, Canada. Production of the film is by Liming Ke (“So Young,” “Tiny Times”), Danny Bergeron (vfx producer on “Jupiter Ascending,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Andrew Mason (“The Matrix,” “The Water Diviner”).
The six “Mirror” books span decades and oceans in Eden, a fantastical world of sorcery, tragic romance, thrilling quests and a colorful cast of characters. It combines ancient Chinese mythology and martial arts with fantasy and the supernatural.
- Patrick Frater
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- MaryAnn Johanson
Following the first trailer a couple of months ago, Sony have dropped a new trailer for Pixels, which sees Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2) take on classic 80s arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man.
Check out the trailer below:
Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) and also stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Michelle Monaghan (Playing it Cool), Sean Bean (Jupiter Ascending), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity). Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of the first trailer using the player below:
- Luke Owen
In most cases, delaying from a competitive date in summer is usually a bad sign, but instead of WB moving Pan to their Jupiter Ascending/Jack the Giant Slayer dead zone of March, it’ll now open in October. Coming from period costume drama connoisseur Joe Wright, we now have the full-length trailer for the reimagining of the a classic tale. […] »
- Jordan Raup
With The Hobbit trilogy now concluded and Peter Jackson having theoretically said goodbye to Middle-earth forever, Monaghan's post got us thinking about the rest of the Fellowship. Below, we take a look at all nine members of the Fellowship and what they're up to today.
Elijah Wood (Frodo)
After Frodo said his goodbyes and departed for the Undying Lands (don't pretend you're not tearing up at the mere memory), Elijah Wood veered away from blockbuster lead roles in favour of an eclectic mix of indie movies comprising the great (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the good (Everything Is Illuminated) and the ugly (Green Street).
His most memorable post-Frodo role has to be mute, cannibalistic serial killer Kevin in Frank Miller's Sin City, »
I’ve learned that Vanessa Kirby (Jupiter Ascending) is in negotiations to play Princess Margaret in The Crown, Peter Morgan's decades-spanning drama series that explores the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's post-war Prime Ministers. The 10-episode first season is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2016. Inspired by Morgan's hit award-winning West End Play The Audience, each season of The Crown will explore the political rivalries and personal intrigues… »
As Variety first reported, Redmayne was the front-runner for the role and was intrigued by the part but wanted to wait for a finished script before committing. Insiders say that now that the script has been delivered, he is very happy with what he has read.
Though director David Yates may be considering a few other actors, it’s looking like Redmayne has the inside track.
WB declined to comment on this story.
Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander. »
- Justin Kroll
The Weinstein Company
Late April/early May usually means spring, but in Hollywood it heralds the arrival of the summer.
With Avengers: Age Of Ultron open on both sides of the Atlantic, blockbuster season is now well and truly underway, and between now and mid-September studios are set to release a host of the biggest movies they have to offer. The 2015 edition has been particularly hyped, and with good reason: Age Of Ultron aside, there’s also Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, Minions, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation to name but a few.
What all of those have in common, aside from big budgets and an even bigger sense of excitement, is that they’re all tied to a franchise in some way or another. This is a continuation of the trend seen over the years, where the majority of blockbusters tend to be a sequel or a prequel, »
- James Hunt
The Wachowski’s are responsible for The Matrix, a movie that reinvented the film landscape. The science fiction classic introduced the world to ‘bullet time’ and cemented Keanu Reeves as an action hero. It was also smarter than your average popcorn-fodder flick, dealing with the idea that our reality is all on elaborate construct devised by our mechanical overlords. The film spawned two sequels but sadly though they broke the box office they couldn’t quite capture the same spark as the first.
Their next venture Speed Racer was met with a lukewarm reception and an even colder worldwide gross. Then came Cloud Atlas which was a love it or hate it kind of film, and most recently they were responsible for Jupiter Ascending a film funny for all the wrong reasons.
We at Thn love an underdog story and are hoping that their latest venture, a Netflix television series »
- Kat Smith
Netflix has revealed the first look at the anticipated sci-fi Sense8 with a trailer and images for the original series, which has been co-created by the Wachowskis (The Matrix, Jupiter Ascending) along with writer J. Michael Straczynski (World War Z) and Grant Hill, who worked with the siblings on both The Matrix Trilogy and Cloud Atlas.
Sense8 “is a gripping story of eight people from around the world whose lives are suddenly and inexplicably connected in a fight for their own survival.”
Featuring in the show are Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill), Naveen Andrews (Lost), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), and Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix), alongside Jamie Clayton, Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tina Desai, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen and Max Riemelt.
Sense8 debuts on Netflix on June 5th.
- Scott J. Davis
Many think the Wachowskis lost their way with Jupiter Ascending but any fan of the siblings who watched that movie, and I mean watched and really paid attention, would immediately realise it's a Wachowski movie. Big world building, soap-opera level drama and dialogue, bombastic action sequences... it's all there. It just happens to be wrapped in a story that didn't hit the mark with most of the traditional Wachowski audience. But this isn't a defence of Jupiter Ascending (though if you haven't seen it, I recommend giving it a go with an open mind. It's far more fun than you've heard) but rather a fresh update on "Sense8."
Originally announced in 2013 and slated with [Continued ...] »
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