Dude! Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges took to social media this past weekend to officially announce his next project. Bridges confirmed on his Twitter page that he has signed on to join the cast of ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle.’ Not only is he adding star power and talent to an already stellar cast, but he is reuniting with Julianne Moore, his co-star in ‘Seventh Son‘ and ‘The Big Lebowski.’ (more…)
Kingsman 2, the sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit, has been making headlines with the A-list ladies who have come aboard. Halle Berry has been cast in what is rumored to be the role of the head of the CIA, while Julianne Moore has been cast as the villain, Poppy. But now we finally have name for the project, as well as some killer concept art, courtesy of Empire Magazine. While the original was surprisingly good and surpassed the expectations of many, the sequel has a lot to live up to. If the concept art is anything to judge by, though, the movie might just stand up to the test. (more…)
I know some people are cynical enough to see Twilight and The Hunger Games and see apples and apples, but as anyone that’s taken the time to read the books that the movies are based on knows, the third Hunger Games chapter, Mockingjay, is where the Suzanne Collins creation separates itself from an comparison to Stephanie Meyer‘s work. The final of Twilight, Breaking Dawn, reads like the Mary Sue wish fulfillment adventure that every hater says it is, with nothing ventured, but everything gained in the end. It’s a fairy tale ending where the monster isn’t slain, he just shrugs and gives up and everything’s cool. Mockingjay, by comparison, will mess you up by the end.
Mockingjay, now split into two chapters because money, is not a sweeping romance, or super-powered adventure. It’s got a head full of very adult themes on war and freedom which belie its young protagonists and their romantic and dramatic complications. But how do you know that Mockingjay – Part 1 is more impacting than your average movie aimed at young adult audience? I watched it in a theater full of teenagers and the whole time they were silent and nary was a cell phone light seen through the two-hour running time. That, my friends, is power. (more…)
In less than a month, the final chapter of of The Hunger Games saga will begin, and a little over a year from now it will end. Mockingjay – Part 1 bows in theaters in a couple of weeks, but you can buy tickets for the film today. You know what else that’s available today? A new promo clip for the film! For those of you, who saw one or both of the previous Hunger Games segments, but were unimpressed with the format, then you should know that Mockingjay blows things up both actually and stylistically by following the all-out civil war between the citizens of the various districts of Panem and the Capitol that rules them all under jack boots and iron fists. The “Hell yeah!” moment of this clip features our heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) with a very special message for the Capitol’s villain-in-chief, President Snow (Donald Sutherland). (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…)
You slip into a local coffee shop for a quick cup of your favorite morning pick me up and suddenly things get down right frightening. What would you do if an angry girl in the shop suddenly started moving things with the jaw-dropping power of her mind?
The first teaser trailer for the remake of Stephen King‘s classic story Carrie has hit the interwebz. The very same teaser that was shown over the weekend at New York Comic Con.
Screen Gem and MGM certainly wasted no time in getting this to the masses. *shakes head* They obviously do not care about a little thing called “convention exclusivity.” I want to talk about this for a minute…
Online reveals like this are bad and studios should feel bad. I mean come on, what’s the point of attending conventions -spending loads of money, standing in long lines- if all the visual treats are blasted on the net the following day or two? It’s completely unfair to loyal fan-boys/girls!
The adaptation was directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss), and it stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.
Talent wise, I’m all thumbs up (love Chloë Moretz). However, based on this brief tease, I feel this is going to be an over produced, watered down, PG-13 version of King’s prom horror classic. Check out the preview below and lemme know what you think.
Carrie opens on March 15. Here’s the synopsis:
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White and her daughter Carrie. Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson, but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell, regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross, to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc.