I have an appreciation for Adam Sandler. Not so much an appreciation of his many asinine comedies, (although his recent Netflix stand-up special was excellent), but an appreciation for an actor who can seamlessly switch from hilarious Happy Gilmore to pious Punch Drunk Love.
His latest venture looks extremely promising as he plays a dodgy, jeweller to the rich and famous who has to find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend. Early word suggests Sandler’s performance could net him an award with rave reviews at various film festivals.
Uncut Gems is written and directed by the Safdie Brothers whose previous venture Good Time, which starred Robert Pattinson, was an excellent, dark crime noir story and one of the best films of 2017.
Uncut Gems is scheduled for release on December 13th.
In news which shocked the film fan community it appears that the much talked about Breaking Bad spin-off movie, has completed filming and is now in the can.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Bob Odenkirk, who played crooked lawyer Saul Goodman in the original series and in the prequel series Better Call Saul, let slip that the production had wrapped and all footage was now complete.
He said: “I don’t know what people know and don’t know…I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it a secret.”
It is testament to series creator Vince Gilligan and his fabled attention to detail that nobody leaked information about the shoot. Not a single picture of any of the actors on set found it’s way online and there are no details about the film’s plot, except we know it focuses on Aaron Paul’s character Jessie Pinkman. It looks like Breaking Bad fans will have to wait until next year to find out if Walter White returns, once the movie is released on Netflix.
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Here’s the first official look at Disney’s forthcoming Mary Poppins sequel, featuring Emily Blunt, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer and a 92 year-old Dick Van Dyke dancing on a table.
Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall, (Chicago, Into The Woods), and is a direct sequel to the 1964 original with Blunt taking over the title role from Julie Andrews. The main plot of the movie rattles along like so:
Set in 1935 London, Jane and Michael Banks are now grown-up, with Michael still living in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. He lives there with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper, Ellen. After Michael’s wife’s death, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks family with street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), and eccentric cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep)
The story, which picks up 20 years later, is based upon the Mary Poppins books and as the trailer demonstrates is full of nostalgia, specifically with the return of Dick Van Dyke who plays the son of Mr Dawes Snr, the old bank owner, a character played by Dyke in the original movie. Marshall has kept true to the elements which made Poppins such a classic, opting to use hand drawn animated sequences rather than CGI.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled for release on 19th December.
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Below is the first official trailer for a new movie called Apostle, directed by Gareth Evans, (The Raid, Godzilla), and stars Michael Sheen and Legion’s Dan Stevens.
The period, horror will be released on Netflix on October 12th and marks new territory for the martial arts director, whose body of work so far has never ventured into the world of the supernatural.
The plot of Apostle rattles along like so:
The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will rue the day it baited this man, as he digs deeper and deeper into the secrets and lies upon which the commune is built.
I don’t even know where to begin with this. Below is the first official trailer for Death Kiss, a movie featuring a Charles Bronson lookalike. Get it? Death Kiss instead of Death Wish?
Hollywood icon Charles Bronson died in 2003 and his last movie was made in 1999 but apparently audiences of 2018 have been demanding their Bronson fix and now actor and look-a-like Róbert Kovács has stepped forward.
To be fair Kovács is Bronson’s double but that doesn’t stop me from feeling slightly uneasy about this movie which is also a direct rip-off of Death Wish, where a vigilante takes the law into his own hands and deals out his own special brand of justice to various nefarious.
Tragically the film also stars Daniel Baldwin and Richard Tyson, (the bully from Three O’Clock High), and is set for theatrical release on October 2nd.
Oh man! Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds sadly passed away yesterday after a heart attack aged 82.
A man who, for most of his career, sported the world’s most famous moustache and cheeky grin he leaves behind a rich and varied catalogue of work ranging from the humour of Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville, (Smoket & The Bandit), to the steely determination of Lewis Medlock, (Deliverance).
A ton of celebrities have been sharing the fondest memories of Reynolds on social media. Here’s a few of the best. Rest easy Bandit.
Here’s the red band trailer for the forthcoming twisted, high-school movie Assassination Nation, starring Odessa Young and Suki Waterhouse.
The film, directed by Barry Levinson, is a black comedy about privacy, social media and hacking with hyper violent consequences. The plot rattles along like so:
Salem high school senior Lily Colson and her pals spend their time in a haze of social media and partying. When the people of Salem are targeted in a malicious data hack, all privacy is destroyed and lives are ruined as deadly secrets are exposed. The small town turns on each other and descends into violent chaos as they hunt for the culprit. Lily and her friends must band together if they want to survive the night in this satirical teen thriller.
Assassination Nation is scheduled for release on September 21st.
Here’s the very last official trailer for Shane Black’s The Predator which is set for release on September 7th.
This will be the fourth installment of the Predator franchise, (unofficially it’s the sixth, but we’re going to skip past those two horrendous Alien Vs Predator movies).
It’s hoped that if The Predator is successful it will become the first of a trilogy of movies directed by Shane Black
The plot of The Predator rattles along like so:
A young boy (Jacob Tremblay) accidentally triggers an alert that brings the Predators back to Earth. The universe’s most lethal hunters have genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other alien species, and it’s up to a team of ex-soldiers and a science teacher to stop them.
Will Kurt Russell return? That’s the first question on everyone’s lips now that details have emerged that the Big Trouble In Little China, (BTILC) remake will now be a straight up sequel to the 1986 cult classic.
When a new BTILC movie was announced back in 2005 many fans balked at the idea of a remake. The Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was cast and it looked like concerns about a remake were to be confirmed. However producer Hiram Garcia recently told Collider that the movie would be a continuation of the original:
“There’s a lot of things going on with Big Trouble in Little China. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China. You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China.
“Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character. So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.”
So with that revelation will fans get to see Kurt Russell side-by-side with the The Rock battling Lo Pan’s Chinatown’s supernatural foes?
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