Horror traditionally unfolds in the dark, exploiting our most primal, lizard-brain fears: What we can’t see can – and often does – kill us (it did where our first, bipedal ancestors were concerned), but horror can happen anywhere, not just in the dark. It can happen in a calm, quiet, idyllic settings, like a suburban or rural home. It can happen also under the glaring, never-ending glare of the midnight sun, as perpetually grinning, muslin-clad, pagan cultists invite you and yours to participate in their unique celebration of the summer solstice. And if you’re the typical “ugly American,” entitled, white (or white-adjacent), and privileged, you won’t live to see the end of summer. Part homage to the folk-horror of The Wicker Man, the rural terror of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Americans abroad sub-genre typified by Hostel, and part relationship melodrama, Ari Aster’s (Hereditary) second film, Midsommar, confirms his status as a one-of-a-kind generational talent. (more…)
Wasn’t Harrison Ford great in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everyone? A legendary actor once again playing his most legendary role. But while Ford accepts praise for his portrayal of the older, but not remotely frail, Han Solo, the corporate overlords that own the rights to the character at Lucasfilm and the Walt Disney Company are currently looking for a younger model Han Solo to star in the second standalone Star Wars movie following Rogue One. From many, comes one, or at least in this case a dozen or so. Sources are telling one Hollywood trade that there’s now a short list for the new Han Solo, and the reason for the immediacy of casting the part may be surprising. (more…)
This far into the Transformer series of films by Michael Bay you know exactly what you’re going to get, so you’re either going to see Transformers: Age of Extinction and enjoy it, see it and hate watch it, or just ignore its passing and seeing something more engaging to your personal taste at the multiplex. If I could describe Age of Extinction in two words, they would be “too much,” too much exposition, too much action, too much plot, too much Bay-hem… And although it’s not as noticeable, too much silliness mixed in with all the hardcore action. In other words, it’s everything you like, or hate, already about Transformers films, just more of it. (more…)
It wouldn’t be Tuesday without some new bit of Star Wars VII casting rumors swirling around the Internet. Its become as much a part of the morning routine as that hot cup of coffee and sticky cruller. The latest word making its way around the Internet Water-cooler is that Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) has joined the mix. (more…)
During last night’s Las Vegas CinemaCon Micheal Bay announced the casting of Stanley Tucci in Transformers 4. Tucci joins Mark Walhburg, Jack Reynor, and Nicola Peltz, Bay also teased the audience with the casting news of a mysterious young actor that will be announced shortly.
Tucci’s most recent work in Jack the Giant Slayer is still in theaters and his reprisal of Caesar Flickman in The Hunger Games: Catching fire hits theaters on November 22nd.
Bay recently described Transformers 4 as a: “Chase from Hell.”
Michael Bay’s unceasing efforts to make loads of cash off of audiences with extremely low expectations continue as he pursues the almighty Transformers 4. We already know that Mark Wahlberg has accepted his check (most likely a very sizable one) and will be showing up for the fourth installment of the franchise, and now it looks like one Jack Reynor will be joining the party.
Who is Jack Reynor and why do we care? Well, he’s starred in no movie that I’ve ever heard of, but Bay seems to think he’s the bee’s knees for his performance in a little-known Irish flick by the name of What Richard Did.
Or, to put it in his own words:
I just hired a great new actor for Transformers 4 to star against Mark Wahlberg. Jack Reynor, he is an Irish kid that came to America with 30 bucks in his pocket. Pretty ballsy. Seriously who does that? Anyway I spotted him in a great little Irish movie WHAT RICHARD DID. This kid is the real deal.
Bay also reiterated that the fourth Transformers film will be but the beginning of a new trilogy. So we can expect three more of these god-awful things in the future.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.
Bare with me as I try and give a shit about Transformers 4 long enough to impart this new, little bit of casting development. After saying he wouldn’t do a fourth Transformers flick, Michael Bay is doing a fourth Transformers flick, and after saying he wasn’t casting Mark Wahlberg, he’s casting Mark Wahlberg. At this point any news associated with this GIANT misstep of a movie should be considered false. At least until Bay tells you other wise, then changes his mind about it.
It was rumored from the start Bay wanted a whole new cast for Transformers 4. He was even supposedly – shockingly – looking to cast a young woman in the lead. With what THR is now reporting it seems things are still heading that direction. Competing for the female lead are,
Isabelle Cornish, sister of Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Limitless); Nicola Peltz, who appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Paramount movie The Last Airbender and has a part in A&E’s Bates Motel; Margaret Quallay, the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell; and Gabriella Wilde, who is in the new Carrie movie.
And the potentials to play the female lead’s boyfriend are,
Luke Grimes, who appeared on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and is in Taken 2; Landon Liboiron, who co-starred on Fox’s Terra Nova and will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series Hemlock Grove; Australian Brenton Thwaites, who starred in the telefilm Blue Lagoon: The Awakening; relative newcomer Jack Reynor; and Weeds co-star Hunter Parrish.
I know none of these young actresses and actors and am barely familiar with their work. Except maybe Hunter Parrish from Weeds, he one of the sons, right? Which one, the younger or older? Oh what does it matter, I can’t imagine any of these “stars” would make me actually want to watch Transformers 4.
Any of these young and hopefuls you like? Is there anyone who even sat through this article long enough to care?