Extra Credit: Five Body-Changing Comedies to Stream After ‘I Feel Pretty’
After watching Amy Schumer find her confidence in ‘I Feel Pretty,’ take a look at some other comedies about personal transformation streaming now.
Warner Bros. Wants Leonardo DiCaprio For That Joker Origin Movie
The studio hopes Martin Scorsese can lure the former Wolf of Wall Street into the superhero world.
Two ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Characters May Return for ‘Dark Phoenix’
A bit of mutant news for this Tuesday morning: That Hashtag Show (h/t Cinema Blend) notes that actors Evan Jonigkeit and Gregg Lowe have entered negotiation with Fox to appear in the upcoming sequel/prequel/spinoff/reboot/I-have-no-idea-what-this-franchise-is-anymore X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Logic dictates that the two young men would reprise their roles of Toad and Ink (respectively), last seen in Days of Future Past. You may not remember the two characters, as Days of Future Past hit theaters back in 2014, and was even more difficult to follow than the famously convoluted comic book source issues, and the characters were onscreen for all of two minutes.
Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom Take on the Terrorists in New ‘Unlocked’ Trailer
There’s some bio-terrorism a-brewin’ in London, and it’s up to Noomi Rapace to track down the no-noodniks responsible and dispense some harsh and uncompromising justice. Nope, it’s not another iteration of the Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise, it’s the new trailer for the upcoming espionage thriller Unlocked. Rapace plays a stone-cold killer who does everything Jason Bourne did (but in chunky heels) as she shoots her way through the United Kingdom’s capital city to disarm a viral germ bomb of some manner or another. It’s a glowing green liquid in a syringe; whatever it is, we know it’s not good news.
Unearthed Vintage Stan Lee Interview Reveals Marvel Trolled DC Back in the ‘70s
The Hollywood Reporter recently unearthed a vintage interview with comics giant Stan Lee from back in 1977, and on the occasion of Spider-Man: Homecoming’s release, they’ve decided to share some of its contents with the public. And if I may editorialize for a moment, it’s the single most relatable, humanizing media appearance the famously camera-friendly Lee has ever done. Because the unearthed truth of this Q&A is that Stan Lee did exactly what I would do — what any of us would do, really — if I was the head of Marvel Comics during the ‘70s: mess with DC all the time.
See Sony’s Mysterious Teaser Trailer for the ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Re-Release
While you and I may know July 3rd as “Fasting in Anticipation of Tomorrow’s Onslaught of Grilled Meats Day,” a certain subset of conspiracy-monger recognizes it as World UFO Day. Apparently, one such believer resides at Sony, as the studio released a mysterious new video on the 3rd and included the hashtag #WorldUFODay in the caption on YouTube. In it, a glowing green air traffic controller’s matrix appears on screen with some slightly-garbled dialogue in the background about an enigmatic foreign craft entering their airspace. While some may find its significance confounding, Spielberg fans recognized the clip straightaway.
Playtime Gets All Stabby-Stabby in the Creepy ‘Cult of Chucky’ Trailer
As The Conjuring’s demonically possessed plaything Annabelle gains in popularity, it’s in murder-doll Chucky’s best interest to get back in the public eye and remind us of who’s the real top dog. Maybe Annabelle’s been stronger at the box-office as of late, but put the two toys mano-a-plastic-mano? Not even a fair fight. Chucky’s simply more sadistic; he really and truly hates people and loves killing them. That quality of violence alone sets his tiny head and tiny shoulders above the rest. In case anyone needed a refresher, we now have the Cult of Chucky trailer.
‘Fate of the Furious’ Director F. Gary Gray Responds to Michelle Rodriguez Criticisms
Fast and Furious franchise star Michelle Rodriguez made waves this week with her comment that the film series needs to “give more love” to its female characters, driving her point home with the faint threat of exiting the franchise. And while her diplomatically-phrased initial statement was hardly furious, the response to it has arrived in a manner I can describe only as… fast.
‘Jurassic World 2’ Finally Gets a Title and a Very Serious Poster
Today marks the one-year mark until we get the sequel to the 2015 box-office-crusher Jurassic World, and Universal wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion. Now look down at that glass of water you've got close at hand. Tiny ripples in the center, a distant thunderous thudding in the distance. New information is close at hand.
Learn How Computers Turn Men to Monkeys in ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Video
Boys, girls, people of all ages, the Serkis has come to town! Andy Serkis, that is. The motion-capture professional will take the lead of the neo-Planet of the Apes franchise once more on July 14 for War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter in the trilogy. At this point, audiences pretty much know what to expect: the great clash between hostile humanity and peaceable simiankind rages onward and approaches a final reckoning, as the Serkis-played chimp Caesar wrestles with the terrible responsibilities of leadership in wartime. But before audiences can revisit Apeworld for one last battle, 20th Century Fox wants to be sure we all appreciate just how much went into this film.