In October this year audiences will get to watch a group of quadragenarians knock themselves unconscious, fire themselves out of cannons and lose their teeth as the Jackass crew re-assemble one last time for Jackass Forever.
As demonstrated in the trailer below it looks like more of the same from the original Knoxville gang with the exception of Ryan Dunn who was tragically killed in 2011, Bam Margera who was fired from the production earlier this year and comedian Rip Taylor who died in 2019.
The biggest question on everyone’s lips right now is what exactly is Johnny Knoxville made of. Kevlar?
What if major moments in the Marvel cinematic universe happened differently? That’s the core question which propels Marvel’s animated series What If, due to appear on Disney+ on August 11th.
The trailer below gives you a taste of what to expect and judging from the stunning animation and voice work from the established stars of Marvel’s cinematic universe fans are in for a treat.
Actor Jeffrey Wright voices the character The Watcher, who observes the multiverse and occasionally intervenes with events therein and who guides the viewer from one episode of multiverse mayhem to the next.
Just as we, in the UK, enter into Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo and thoughts turn to the possibility of 2021 becoming as much as a write-off as 2020, Netflix saves the day by announcing their forthcoming slate of films and series for the year, ensuring that we can at least remain entertained whilst simultaneously losing the will to live.
A new film each week is what the streaming service is promising subscribers and during their full-slate announcement yesterday it’s hard not to be impressed with what they have to offer. Attempting to go one better than Disney’s Investor Day announcement, where a plethora of Star Wars and Marvel riches were unveiled, Netflix revealed that they have 70 films, including 52 English language live-action films, 10 non-English language films, and eight animated features for 2021.
Highlights include movies featuring Leonardo Di Caprio, Gal Gadot, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Halle Berry and Chris Hemsworth from acclaimed directors including Jane Campion, Paolo Sorrentino and Adam McKay.
The single most appealing element of Bob Odenkirk, as an actor, is that he plays the subdued everyman to perfection. Fans of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad know this but outside of Vince Gilligan’s Albuquerque criminal underworld, Odenkirk is still a relative unknown. Until now.
Yesterday the first official trailer for Nobody, starring Odenkirk, directed by Ilya Viktorovich Naishuller, (Hardcore Henry), and written by Derek Kolstad, who co-created the John Wick franchise, dropped and it felt like a mainstream breakthrough for Odenkirk.
The plot of Nobody rattles along like so:
Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a mild-mannered family man with no regard for violence as he suffers from PTSD. One night when two thieves break into his suburban home, he folds and declines to defend himself or his family, thinking it will cause another traumatic experience. His family and neighbor disown him as a nobody and they want nothing to do with him. But Mansell is hiding a dark secret and one which is about to erupt into bloody violence.
This could be Odenkrik’s moment to shine and cement himself as a formidable lead for future action movies. It’s also just wonderful to watch Saul finally crack some skulls.
Nobody is slated for release on February 26th, 2021.
If you aren’t a Marvel fanboy then you probably won’t have a clue what M.O.D.O.K means and that doesn’t make you a bad person.
Last week a special preview video was released by Marvel giving us all a sneak peek at their new stop-motion TV series, which charts the trials and tribulations of super villian M.O.D.O.K.,(Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing).
Voiced by the super talented comedian Patton Oswalt the series deals with the daily struggle of this gigantic mechanical powered head as he tries to juggle family life and run an evil company, hell-bent on world domination. The official plot of the series rattles along like so:
After spending years failing to gain control of the world and battling superheroes along the way, M.O.D.O.K., having been removed from his company A.I.M. after it falls into bankruptcy and is sold to the rivaling GRUMBL, begins to deal with his tainting family while facing a mid-life crisis
This is a comedy animation series and a departure from Marvel’s more series content. M.O.D.O.K. is set to be released on Hulu early next year.
Here’s a video montage mashup by movie editor Evan Gorski & film director Michael Dougherty, (Trick ‘r Treat), entitled: Everything I Need To Know To Survive Covid I Learned By Watching Sci-Fi And Horror Movies.
This is a genius take on the current pandemic situation courtesy of some nifty editing and genius clip selections. Enjoy.
A bit late to the party with this one, but here’s the entire Adam Sandler speech the actor gave at the recent Film Independent Spirit Awards, where he won Best Male Lead for his terrific performance in the thriller Uncut Gems.
Here’s the latest trailer for the one continuous shot World War I movie 1917.
Director Sam Mendes, (Skyfall, American Beauty), apparently used a series of extra long takes to give the viewer the impression the movie is one continuous shot. The plot of 1917 rattles along like so:
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 is scheduled for release on January 10, 2020.
As middle-aged white men with high blood pressure and cholesterol berate, imitate and ridicule a 16 year-old girl, whose only crime is to care about the welfare of the planet we all live on, scientific research is suggesting we all need to act fast if we have any hope of providing a future for our grand- kids.
If you’re still in some doubt about the validity of the climate change claims then gander awhile at this spectacular yet grim looking trailer for the new eco-documentary Anthropocene – The Human Epoch. It’s the third instalment of a trilogy of films which looks at the impact of humanity on natural development.
If anything, thanks to it’s wide sweeping, glorious shots, it gives the audience a sense of scale of the industrial impact the human race is inflicting on it’s habitat.