Bryan Singer’s latest X-trilogy is nearing a conclusion with X-Men: Apocalypse now only seven weeks shy of its May 27 premiere. And as that date fast approaches, we don’t expect to see too much new footage beforehand. That said, the marketing team is still at work, and the new international trailer did offer a few new clips…
While it was obvious to both fans, and Ryan Reynolds himself that Deadpool needed to be R-rated. It was a risk that paid off for the studio. Making an R-rated superhero movie is difficult because it eliminates a large portion of the expected audience. Of course, there will be that annoying mom who takes her 8-year-old to see Deadpool and then complain online about how it was too sexual or violent or whatever, but that’s a rant for later.
Aside from the annoying mother, Deadpool was a huge success in its opening weekend, which is great and paves the way for more rated R superhero movies. Of course the R-rating should be used delicately. Not all superhero movies need to be rated R, but now that we’ve had one, it’s definitely worth considering. Simon Kinberg, the producer of Deadpool explains that pretty well when he spoke with Collider;
Bryan Singer, who brought the first X-Men movie to the big screens 15 years ago (yes, we are that old), has reloaded his guns and is bringing the pain in X-Men: Apocalypse. The third part of the latest trilogy and continuity shift for the X-Movies sees us in the 1980s, and the stars off the original movies are just joining the team. The first trailer for the film is here… Continue reading X-Men Apocalypse Trailer: Bringing Bald Back→
It’s been nearly two weeks since the boast-worthy Fox panel took place at San Diego Comic Con, where the film giant went into details about X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Fantastic Four and Deadpool films. While fans are still waiting on Gambit and Deadpool details, the buzz for X-Men: Apocalypse began shortly after and hasn’t slowed down.
“Oh my stars and garters!” X-Men: Apocalypse director, Bryan Singer took to social media to announce the latest casting in his upcoming mutant dystopian flick; Olivia Munn joins as the telekinetic, psy-blade wielding ninja, Betsy Braddock, aka, Psylocke.
There is real plethora of excellent television currently airing on Sunday nights as everyone rushes in to fill the time-slots that were held by Game of Thrones and Mad Men last month. What follows were my top 5 TV moments *SPOILERS ALERT!* from Sunday night…
TV may long have been the ‘unwashed masses’ when it comes to the entertainment industry but there has been a very obvious shift in recent years of big Hollywood names finding their way to the small screen. Very often they land at one of the premium cable channels. Premiering next year is a show on HBO that has quite a bit of star power attached.
Even though Woody Harrelson is no stranger to television, he’s been more of a movie guy in recent decades and Matthew McConaughey hasn’t been on TV at all outside of a few guest spots here and there. So you can imagine that the people behind HBO’s new series, True Detective, are pretty excited about the future of their show. The two men star as Louisiana cops and from the newly released trailer you get the idea that they might not be completely on the up and up.
So Game of Thrones is in the last few episodes of its season, Veep is plugging along (if you aren’t watching Veep then you are missing out), and True Blood is about to start up soon which means it’s time to talk about The Newsroom and of course, my favorite, Boardwalk Empire!
First up, The Newsroom. After a first season that seem to have moments of brilliance coupled with typical Sorkinisms that maybe are starting to get old, The Newsroom is gearing up for their sophomore season and one has to believe that they are looking to iron out some of the kinks. Perhaps Aaron Sorkin will listen to the cacophony of women clamoring to be portrayed on-screen as more than petty gossip mongers with nice legs who don’t know how to work fancy phone email machines. Or perhaps not. Maybe Will McAvoy will pull his head out of his ass and stop being a complete well, ass, to everyone around him outside of those few moments where he freaks out that everyone thinks he’s an ass so he acts like a normal human being. I get that it’s part of his character but after a while, it just got old. Don’t get me wrong, I actually am a big fan of this show, would be okay with changes in this new season.
Speaking of new season…
That teaser is just beautiful. So simple – I mean it’s just lights turning on for pete’s sake – but I really enjoyed it. There was for the briefest of moments a “behind the scenes tease” which was even better but it has since been made private for reasons unknown.
Enough of this Newsroom talk though because every day that passes means we are one day closer to season four of Boardwalk Empire!!!! Gyp is no longer and things are dicey up in New York between Rothstein and Lucky so who might step in the spotlight this season? Apparently Jeffrey Wright is up to the task signing on as Dr. Valentin Narcisse, “a ‘Doctor of Divinity’ and philanthropist who controls Harlem”.
Not only Wright but blink and you would have missed him, Ron Livingston is joining the cast. Word is he’s going to have some type of relationship with Gillian so in other words, don’t get too attached because he’s going to die.
That’s all I’ve got for now. As the summer goes on I’m sure there will be plenty more Boardwalk Empire news but for now we just have to sit back and wonder “what will Margaret do this year?”
The first I heard of this film I was like okay it’s going to be some terrible cheesy comedy about a couple getting pregnant, but then I actually read the plot description and I admit it sounds great. Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation) and Olivia Munn stars in The Babymakers, the latest movie from the Broken Lizard guys (Super Troopers, Beerfest); this film is about a Sperm Heist which is just a hysterical concept. I have the green and red band trailers so choose your preference wisely. I think that the title The Babymakers could be almost any rom-com which is actually pretty funny because it’s really not, but might lose them some target audience.
After trying everything to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) realizes to his horror that he may be “shooting blanks.” Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends (and an Indian ex-mobster) to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey’s relationship.
I would definitely recommend watching the red band trailer for a good feel as to what the film will really be like.
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