After the disappointing news that Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) is no longer directing “Ant-Man” for Marvel Studios, everyone’s been curious about who’s going to take over as director. I advocated in my editorial that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The Lego Movie”) would be the best choices to direct. Well, it’s looking like that’s out of the question as reports are coming in that three other directors are being looked at for the directors chair. Continue reading “Marvel Studios Looking At Adam McKay, Ruben Fleischer, and Rawson Thurber for “Ant-Man?””
“Begin Again” is the newest film from John Carney, the writer/director behind the Oscar-winning film, “Once.” Back at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film ended up being an audience favorite, back when it was under the title, “Can a Song Save Your Life?” Today, The Weinstein Company has released a short, new trailer highlighting Adam Levine’s song, “Lost Stars.” Here’s the trailer:
This weekend in movies, we have Angelina Jolie’s return to acting since 2010’s “The Tourist” (2011 if you count “Kung Fu Panda 2”), Seth MacFarlane’s sophomore directorial effort (this time without a teddy bear), James McAvoy going crazy again, and Jesse Eisenberg blowing up a dam. Time to check out what’s fresh and what’s rotten.
“A Million Ways to Die in the West” – 33% ROTTEN
General Consensus: “While it offers a few laughs and boasts a talented cast, Seth MacFarlane’s overlong, aimless ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ is a disappointingly scattershot affair.”
“Maleficent” – 50% ROTTEN
General Consensus: “Angelina Jolie’s magnetic performance outshines ‘Maleficent”s dazzling special effects; unfortunately, the movie around them fails to justify all that impressive effort.” Continue reading “Fresh V Rotten (May 30, 2014)”
So we’re in the midst of the summer movie season and it’s off to a great start. From big summer blockbusters like “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Godzilla” to small independent films like “Chef” and “The Double,” it’s been one of the most consistently great months of the year so far. Next up, we have June, where things are looking to get bigger and better. So I figured I’d take some time to look over the upcoming June releases and share my brief expectations on them all. Let’s get started!
“Edge of Tomorrow” – Ever since I heard the premise, I’ve been excited about this movie. I’m a big Tom Cruise fan and the raving early reviews are definitely adding to my excitement.
“The Fault In Our Stars” – This movie could end up being the movie of the weekend at the box office. The fan base is absolutely huge. Me personally, I like the trailer, but I worry that the final product will turn out to be a sap-fest. Continue reading “June 2014 Movie Preview”
As I am writing this, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are attempting to accomplish history in the making. The two actors are attending three premieres of their new film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” which is opening in theaters next week. The premieres began in London this morning, continued on in Paris this afternoon, and will conclude tonight in New York. Continue reading “Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt Attending Three Premieres In One Day For “Edge of Tomorrow””
News broke this past Friday that director Edgar Wright, most famous for his Cornetto trilogy (“Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz,” and “The World’s End”), has departed the director’s chair from Marvel Studio’s upcoming film, “Ant-Man.” Here’s what the studio had to say:
Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on “Ant-Man” due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly. Continue reading “Director Edgar Wright Has Left Marvel’s “Ant-Man.” Who Should Take Over?”
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