Terrible and obvious puns aside, Lucasfilm has made it official today, Woody Harrelson is joining the cast of the upcoming, untitled Han Solo movie, the second Star Wars Story film to follow-up on the tremendous success of Rogue One. Although it’s been rumored for a couple of weeks now, Harrelson now joins an already impressive cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke who will tell the previously unknown (canonically anyway) true story of how Han Solo became the best swindler in the galaxy and the legendary captain of the Millennium Falcon. (more…)
From Mister Miyagi to Master Splinter, a good mentor is a crucial component of any budding young hero’s origin tale. After all, whose death is going to inspire them to defeat their enemies if not that creepy old guy who took an unnatural interest in a young boy and let them train in their basement instead of going to school? Frankly, if you want to make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, you’re going to need a good coach in your corner. Fortunately for a young Han Solo, Phil Lord and Chris Miller may have just found the perfect surrogate father for their upcoming Star Wars spinoff. (more…)
War has come to the Planet of the Apes and the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) is out to destroy Caesar (Andy Serkis) and all his kind in War for the Planet of the Apes. Interestingly enough, Caesar is fighting two battles in WFTPOTA, the obvious one with humans and perhaps the most important one, the battle against his darker instincts. Check out the new poster and trailer below. (more…)
Ever since it’s release in 2009, whispers in the halls have teased the possibility of the Zombieland story continuing, but with every dashed hope fans continued to stuff their proverbial sadness with Twinkies. Well fans can stop their emotional eating, because during AMC’s Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg, Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese provided an update on Zombieland 2.
The third movie in the Planet of the Apes reboot continues to build a stellar cast with the announcement that Steve Zahn (Rescue Dawn, Modern Family) has been tapped to play an ape in War for the Planet of the Apes. He joins Woody Harrelson as the most recent addition to the cast. What role might he be playing? (more…)
20th Century Fox’s War of the Planet of the Apes is swinging right along into it’s third installment; this one featuring Woody Harrelson as the human villain known as “the Colonel”. (more…)
You probably thought it was all over for more Zombieland, after the horrifically failed attempt to bring the franchise to the small screen blew up messier than a shotgun blast to a ripened zombie skull. Don’t give Zombieland 2 that double tap to the head just yet though. Sony has breathed new life into the sequel’s rotting carcass by bringing Godzilla and Expendables script writer Dave Callaham on board to draft a Zombieland 2 script with the help of director Ruben Fleischer. What does this all mean? (more…)
Congratulations to the three of you who got that joke in the headline. But now that it’s out of the way, it’s time to get serious about the third film in The Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 1. Six new character posters have been released to promote the film, featuring a look, but not a vast look, at the formally mythical 13th District of Panem. There’s a definite aesthetic to design of these posters, and even not so careful observers will see that there are a couple of characters missing from this collection. What do I mean, and who’s missing from this latest round of posterization? Check out the gallery below. (more…)
2014 is halfway over.
For many film fans, this realization will be met with the usual impatient reaction of “can’t we just get to Fall and the good stuff already?” However, if I’m being completely honest, it’s somewhat surprising that it isn’t September by now. My year has been a blur; a frightening reminder that, though it may have moments of interminability, existence is ultimately finite and perpetually chugging toward oblivion, no matter how much I might’ve been entertained along the way.
But you didn’t click on this article to read my existential ramblings. What you really want to know is: what made up the best of the best of the first six months of 2014? Like every year, there was gold to be mined at the local cineplex, art house, on TV, VOD and via the numerous repertory lines established by studios to release their respective back catalogues. Sometimes the gifts are so great that an EOY list just will not suffice. You need a guide to the riches you might’ve missed during the first part of the calendar year as well. Thankfully, I’m looking out for your interests and have compiled the Bastards Guide to Entertainment — a fifteen slot list that details the superlative pieces of cinematic and televised entertainment this year has offered thus far. (more…)
True Detective still stands as the best film I’ve seen all year (which is technically cheating, I know). Made with an auteurist mindset, the HBO series’ First Season told a complete story that sported stellar turns from leads Matthew McConaughey (whose work as Rust Cohle is better than that which he won a Best Actor Oscar for) and Woody Harrelson, not to mention a star-making performance behind the lens from Cary Fukunaga (who I’d imagine is batting away offers left and right). While the rest of the world is salivating over the cannibalistic delights of Hannibal, I’d argue that True Detective did the “artistic serial killer procedural” far better.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting news regarding the series’ Second Season, to the point that they’ve created the unendingly hilarious #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag as a means of fan-casting creator Nic Pizzolatto’s next eight-hour opus. Now the notoriously tight-lipped show-runner has finally dropped some hints about the second go ’round, and the tidbits will more than likely drive those who obsess over the series’ prospects to carve their own little families out of Lone Star tall boys. (more…)