Personally I admire Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy but I really don’t think he’s suited to interviewing celebrities.
In the video above Guru-Murphy poses a couple of really uncomfortable questions to the movie star Robert Downey Jnr about the star’s past with drugs and his relationship with his father when the sole reason the actor was present for the chat was to promote his latest film Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.
I have no idea why a man’s long forgotten days with narcotics or much publicised relationship with his dad should be of any relevance now, when he has spoken at length about his struggles years before. Downey Jnr rightly left the interview early stating:
“It’s just getting a little Diane Sawyer in here”
Ignoring the abominations which were Episodes 1,2 and 3 this new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks every bit as good as I had imagined.
Yes, it’s early days yet and the film doesn’t go on general release unitl Christmas but it already feels like it belongs alongside the original trilogy and if the final frame of this trailer doesn’t make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then you are clinically dead my friend.
Here’s the first official trailer for the movie Dope, a film which took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm.
In fact such was the ruckus this movie created Sony Pictures snatched up the distribution rights to the film for a cool $7m. Dope charts the highs and lows of three high school friends living in Los Angeles who share an obsession with the 1990s, punk rock and hip hop culture which makes them easy targets for the bullies in their tough neighbourhood.
Dope is scheduled for general release on on June 19th.
Her’s the official trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie Maggie.
It’s an independent feature with a budget of just $8m and tells the story of a mid-western farmer and father protecting his beloved daughter, who is slowly turning into a cannabalistic zombie after a virus infects the world’s population.
From the trailer above it looks like Arnie is exercising his acting chops for once in a low-key performance, much like Stallone in Copland.
Maggie is set for general release on May 8th.
Fly-kick Hollywood supremo Chuck Norris, whose films have inhabited bargain bins around the world, turned 75 today.
To celebrate the sheer scale of the man’s illustrious career here’s a montage video of the martial artist kicking the shit out of everything that moves.
Here’s the second trailer for Disney’s new spectacular looking film Tomorrowland.
It stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson and is directed by Brad Bird, (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol), with a screenplay from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.
The official plot of Tomorrowland rattles along like so:
From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Tomorrowland is scheduled for release on May 22nd.
Film director Guillermo del Toro, (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), is a busy, busy man with a multitude of projects in the piepline including a new Frankenstein film and an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s iconic novel Slaughterhouse 5. So it’s amazing he finds the time to direct other films such as Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska, (Alice In Wonderland), and Tom Hiddlestone, (Avengers Assemble).
The plot of del Toro’s latest movie rattles along like so:
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Crimson Peak is scheduled for release on October 16th
This is pretty exciting news if you’re a fan of the Alien movie franchise as film director Neill Blomkamp, (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), has been given the go-ahead to bring his vision of an Alien movie to the big screen.
The director recently uploaded various pieces of concept art for a secret Alien project he was working on for Fox. Unfortunately the project was cancelled but following the amount of positive attention the art received across the Internet a real desire by fans to see this movie started to emerge. Now it seems Blomkamp has signed a new deal with Fox to bring his own installment of the Alien franchise to the big screen with the director announcing on Instagram the exciting news.
Details are sketchy right now but what is certain is that this Alien sequel will have not attachment to Ridley Scott’s current Prometheus 2 project except that the film’s events will take place directly after. There has also been no confirmation that Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley or that Michael Biehn will return as Corporal Dwayne Hicks both of whom were featured in Blomkamp’s concept art for the movie.
No word on a screenwriter or scheduled release date either but its early days and more news will surely follow regarding this sequel soon.
(via sister site Sequels Prequels)
Here’s the first official trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill, (Superman), and Armie Hammer, (The Lone Ranger).
The film is a big screen adaptation and reboot of the much-loved 1960s TV series of the same name which originally starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. The official plot rattles along like so:
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
I really want to see Idris Elba as the next James Bond but bloody hell does Henry Cavill also look like a perfect fit for that role too now. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is slated for release on August 14th.
As is tradition in America this time every year they put on a massive ornithology show featuring some sort of Superb Owl. The event is massive and companies and movie studios clamber to buy up advertising space during the televised coverage.
Here are all the Superb Owl TV spots for all the movies featured last night. You are more than welcome.