Things that make you go HMMMMMmmmm
In about five years or maybe ten, I feel like we’ll get the full story on this one and I cannot wait to find out what exactly happened in that Marvel studio meeting room. But right now, it is official—Ava DuVernay, critically acclaimed director of Selma will not be directing Marvel‘s upcoming Black Panther movie. I just about lost my mind when I heard the rumors that she was signing on, but in a strange way I’m also glad that she’s not taking on the project. And DuVernay‘s also speaking out about why she turned down the role of director. Click inside for more!
From the 'Southpaw' soundtrack
Back in October of 2011, we first heard that Eminem was involved with a boxer movie that he was rumored to star in. We’ve since learned that the movie, Southpaw, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and will be out later this year. Eminem is still involved, tho, as he has at least 2 songs on the official motion picture soundtrack for Southpaw. Previously, we heard his song Phenomenal in the most recent movie trailer for Southpaw and today we get to hear a new song from the motion picture soundtrack, Kings Never Die. As you can hear below, Kings features Gwen Stefani on guest vocals. Check out the track and see what you think of Eminem and Gwen‘s new song. More »
I have no words
Matt Damon made his way to Beijing, China this week to attend a press event for his new film The Great Wall. For some ungodly reason, Matt decided to use the opportunity — with the cameras of the world’s media trained directly on him — to debut a new hair’do. As you can see below, Matt is rocking a ponytail these days. I’m guessing that the only reason such a travesty could occur is because he is growing his hair out for a movie role, perhaps his role in The Great Wall. Click below to see Damon‘s new ‘do and see if his longer locks do anything for you. More »
SEE Wonder Woman in COLOR & Lex Luthor with HAIR!
In honor of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, which begins next week, Entertainment Weekly magazine has released their Comic-Con Preview “super double issue” this week and as you can see below, they are featuring the stars of the much-anticipated superhero sequel film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. For many, many months now, Warner Bros. has been teasing BvS with promo photos, posters and short videos and today, the promo takes an other leap forward. For the first time, we are seeing the BvS actors in FULL COLOR as they will appear in the movie … most importantly, actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Included in this new issue of EW are behind the scenes photos from the Dawn of Justice set, promo photos from the film (including a look at actor Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor — with long flowy hair) and deets about what we can expect when the movie roars into theaters next summer. Click below and dive into all the Batman / Wonder Woman / Superman fun. More »
"I'm not a lone voice, I'm many"
This October, a documentary on the young life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be released in theaters and today we get our first look at the film’s first trailer. Those of you who are familiar with Malala and her amazing work will not be surprised at all by how inspiring she is in this doc. Those of you who are not familiar with her work absolutely MUST learn about the revolutionary things that this teenage girl has accomplished. I am not ashamed to say that I started to tear up early on while watching this 2 1/2 minute trailer and that I had tears streaming by the end. Malala Yousafzai is the kind of person that we all should aspire to emulate. This young woman stood in the face of death and not only battled back to reach the highest levels of accomplishment but she did so with love and forgiveness in her heart. I just started reading her memoir I Am Malala and I am very much looking forward to the release of this documentary film later this year. I urge you to take the time to watch this trailer and make plans to see this film when it is released in theaters. If this young woman has been able to accomplish this much at such a young age, can you imagine what she will be able to accomplish as she continues to grow and learn? I am in awe … in absolute awe of Malala Yousafzi.
This is why we can't have nice things
In spite of the very good news we heard earlier today that Back to The Future will NEVER get a remake for as long as Robert Zemeckis lives, we learn right now that Fox is planning a television series remake of the 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. Yes, in a long line of bad remake ideas, comes another bad remake idea. You may recall that we learned last month that Lifetime is planning a TV remake of Fame (1980) … and now this. Sigh. Read on for all the known gory details. More »
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A really BIG to-do
Ant-Man won’t storm theaters until July 17 but this week, the cast and crew of the movie made their way to the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA for the LA premiere of the film. Leading the way was Paul Rudd in a fetching maroon suit, joined by his co-stars Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas and more. As a huge Marvel Comics fan, I cannot even tell you how excited I am to see this movie. Ant-Man plays a very integral part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the final movie of Phase Two, looking forward to Phase Three of the MCU movies. I keep hearing things about the movie that I am desperately trying to avoid … mainly because I don’t want to have the movie spoiled before I get to see it for myself. There is nothing spoilery at all about the photos featured in this gallery, so please enjoy. Ant-Man will hit theaters in just over 2 weeks, it shant be long now.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Written by Aaron Sorkin
Back in May we got our first look at actor Michael Fassbender in character as Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic film that was directed by Danny Boyle and was written by Aaron Sorkin. As you may recall, Ashton Kutcher previously played Jobs in an earlier biopic titled Jobs that didn’t really do much of anything other than be the first Steve Jobs movie to come out after his death. As you can see above, this biopic actually looks like a serious movie that will likely find more success. Check out Fassy as Jobs and see what you think. Steve Jobs will hit theaters on October 9.
"Oh God, no!"
In the wake of seemingly unending news regarding remakes of movies like Ghostbusters, The Crow, Sister Act, Point Break, Kindergarten Cop, The Birds (UGH!) and on and on and on comes AMAZING news about a possible remake of Back to the Future — THAT THERE WILL NEVER BE ONE! Producer Robert Zemeckis was recently asked about the possibility of a Back to the Future remake anytime in the future and his immediate answer was Oh God, no. According to Zemeckis, there can never be a BTTF remake without his and colleague Bob Gale‘s approval … which they promise they will never give as long as they live. Then, after they die, he hopes their estastes will fend off any remake plans for as long as possible. Soooo, yeah, Robert Zemeckis is my new hero. More »
"Every punch I've ever thrown has been on my own"
Back in April we got to see the first photo from the forthcoming Rocky spin-off/sequel movie Creed and today we get to see the film’s for trailer. Creed tells the story of Apollo Creed‘s son Adonis Johnson Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan, all growed up as a fighter himself. Along the way, he connects with famed boxer Rocky Balboa, of course played by Sylvester Stallone, who trains him for greatness. The cast is bolstered by the inclusion of Phylicia Rashad as Creed‘s mother and Zoe Kravitz as his love interest. Altho this trailer doesn’t totally give me all the feels that the original Rocky movies did back in the day (particularly the excellent Rocky IV — the film where Apollo Creed was killed by the Russian Ivan Drago), I am impressed by that they managed to find a new way to keep the Rocky movie franchise going in believable (and hopefully entertaining) way. Check out the trailer for Creed and see if it looks like a film that you might like to see when it opens on November 25.