12 items from 2017
Ant-Man and the Wasp filming commences!
Marvel Studios announced late yesterday that production has begun on Ant-Man and The Wasp, starring Paul Rudd (Captain America: Civil War, The Fundamentals of Caring), Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Lost), Michael Peña (The Martian, Fury) and Academy Award® winner Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street), who all return to the roles they originated in the 2015 box office hit Ant-Man.
Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl, Chef), Judy Greer (War for the Planet of the Apes, Wilson), Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness, Transparent), Tip “T.I.” Harris (Sleepless, Get Hard) and David Dastmalchian (Twin Peaks, The Belko Experiment) also reprise their supporting roles.
- Paul Heath
Is it worth getting excited over Excalibur's latest big screen unsheathing? Here's our review of King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword...
Londinium. Unspecified olden times year. A young orphan is found in the Thames, and taken in by the staff of a nearby brothel. It surely isn’t a spoiler to say that he grows up to be Charlie Hunnam’s Arthur, who pulls a sword from a stone that no one else can, and irks the king of England (Jude Law) in doing so.
Much has been made of that fact that Guy Ritchie has directed and co-written this fresh reboot of the King Arthur legend, with the term “Medieval wide boy” being coined to describe Hunnam’s take on the central character.
Yet those early descriptions were a tad harsh. This isn’t an Arthur that swaggers his way around Camelot, wheeler dealing like Del Boy. Rather, he »
MaryAnn’s quick take… There’s stuff in this spy thriller that’s fresh, and lots that’s familiar, but Noomi Rapace using her brains and brawn to fight bad guys is a genuine thrill. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for stories women; love a good spy movie
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Is “unlock” genuine spook-speak, like the way it’s used in Unlocked: to get useful information out of a suspect during an interrogation? It makes sense, but who knows. Does the CIA actually have agents working as “community embeds,” as Noomi Rapace’s Alice Racine is as Unlocked opens? Cuz that would be authentically insidious: she seems to be a kindly public advocate in a poor London neighborhood, the sort of person you might go to if you were having trouble with your landlord or something, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Luke Evans doesn't seem to be skipping any workout sessions.
The Beauty and the Beast star showed off his muscles in an Instagram video on Thursday, proving that it takes hard work to maintain his chiseled physique.
In the short clip, Evan helps build up his shoulder muscles by lifting two huge free weights.
"Lets get some boulder shoulders," Evans captioned the video along with the hashtags "#trainhard" and "#playharder."
The Welsh actor also treated fans to a Throwback Thursday snap with his co-stars from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Comic-Con in 2014.
"A Hobbit, a dwarf, a dragon, some elves and a bowman walk into a bar… #Tbt," Evans captioned the photo featuring Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Evangeline Lilly.
While Evans is currently shooting the thriller 10 x10 in »
Peter Jackson and his long-time elf accomplice Hugo Weaving are teaming back up, with Variety reporting that Weaving has joined the cast of Jackson’s Mortal Engines. Based on a series of novels by Philip Reeves, the film is being written by Jackson and his long-time writing partners, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, with Lord Of The Rings visuals vet Christian Rivers set to direct.
Outside his periodic Middle-earthen duties—last enacted in 2014’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies—Weaving recently appeared in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, playing the father to Andrew Garfield’s determined combat medic. Now he’ll be stepping into Reeves’ far-futuristic world, where society exists on the back of giant, mobile cities. There’s no word yet on what sort of part Weaving will play, but if we’re being honest, it’s pretty much a 50/50 call between “stern ...
- William Hughes
After starring in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies for Peter Jackson, Hugo Weaving is reuniting with the filmmaker once again. The actor has signed on to star in Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital's highly-anticipated adaptation of Mortal Engines, joining a cast that includes Robbie Sheehan, Rohan Raftery, Hera Hilmar and Stephen Lang. Peter Jackson is only writing and producing this adaptation though, with his longtime visual effects collaborator Christian Rivers set to make his feature directorial debut.
Variety broke the news on this casting earlier today, although there was no word on who the actor is playing. Subsequent reports have revealed that Hugo Weaving is playing Valentine, which is likely the Thaddeus Valentine character from the original Philip Reeve novels. In the books, Thaddeus Valentine is a Historian, who, in serves this post-apocalyptic world by collecting and preserving artifacts, which most often can be incredibly dangerous. »
Looks like Droughtlander is gonna last a wee bit longer than expected.
Outlander‘s third season will premiere in September, Starz announced Wednesday. The premium cabler did not provide an exact date for the series’ return.
PhotosTeam TVLine Shares Its 2017 Wish List for Outlander and More of Your Favorite Shows
September will be the latest point in the year that the drama has premiered. Season 1 bowed in August 2014, and Season 2 got its start in April 2016.
The 13-episode third season will feature episodes shot in Scotland and South Africa; the latter will stand in for Caribbean locales that show up in »
New cast will include Gary Young ("Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny") as 'Mr. Willoughby', "a Chinese man with a deep knowledge of Eastern medicine", Charlie Hiett ("The Suspicions of Mr Whincher") as 'Captain Thomas Leonard', a British, "by-the-book" captain of the 'Artemis' who earns the post when his commanding officers die untimely deaths and "...wants to do what is right by the 'British Navy' — whether or not it is right by his own personal morals."
Hannah James and Tanya Reynolds will play the 'Dunsany' sisters 'Geneva' and 'Isobel', David Berry ("A Place to Call Home") is 'Lord John William Grey', the former Brit soldier turned governor of 'Ardsmuir Prison', John Bell ("The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies") as 'Young Ian Murray', »
- Michael Stevens
Coming to DVD and Blu-Ray from 6th February and Digital Download from 28th Jnuary is the superb big-screen adaptation of the worldwide bestselling novel The Girl On The Train, and to celebrate we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD!
Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) is infatuated with the seemingly perfect couple she sees from her daily commuter train that runs past their house. One day, she witnesses an event on the balcony of the house that disturbs her deeply and in that moment, everything changes.
Driven by intrigue, passion and a thirst for the truth, Rachel becomes increasingly embroiled in the trials and tribulations of the couple she’ s watched from afar for so long. She soon discovers that the couple’s destiny is intrinsically linked to someone from her past, and inevitably realises that the demons that have plagued her since the divorce are not what they seem. »
- Paul Heath
We have teamed up with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to help get you through January with a set of standout titles celebrating the very best of film! We are offering one lucky winner a bunch of these must-own DVDs including The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, Inception, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Jupiter Ascending and 300 Rise of The Empire. See the full list of titles available to purchase here: po.st/GreatEscapes
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Ocean's Eight: Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, above) has joined the cast of Ocean's Eight. Gary Ross is directing the spin-off, which stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling. No details about Armitage's role have been offered. [Deadline] Attack on Titan: Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire feature film rights to Attack on Titan, a Japanese manga that was transformed into a successful anime series and two live-action movies (above). If things work out, David Heyman (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will serve as producer for an English-language feature. The story follows humans who must battle a giant alien race known as the Titans. [Deadline] Body Cross: A new rumor...
- Peter Martin
Ocean's Eight: Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, above) has joined the cast of Ocean's Eight. Gary Ross is directing the spin-off, which stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Mindy Kaling. No details about Armitage's role have been offered. [Deadline] Attack on Titan: Warner Bros. is in negotiations to acquire feature film rights to Attack on Titan, a Japanese manga that was transformed into a successful anime series...
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12 items from 2017
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