Tom Cruise turned 50 today. That is the only reason I can divine that might explain why he has pushed so hard to take the role of Jack Reacher. It's a midlife crisis. I've had my issues with this piece of vanity casting for a while, and the first teaser trailer - released today - has made it abundantly clear that I am right: Tom Cruise has no place playing a superbadass like Reacher. He just doesn't. You can have a look at the trailer after the jump.
Bouncing back after his poorly received 2011 feature - straight-to-DVD Sundance flop The Son of No One - director Dito Montiel is apparently planning his big comeback with Empire State, an indie drama co-starring former WWE Champion/recent Vin Diesel antagonist Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Liam Hemsworth, who was last seen in this summers high-profile hit The Hunger Games.
To say that Requiem For A Killer makes absolutely no sense would be a complete understatement. Not only does the plot move at a snail’s pace, it is packed full of nonsensical rubbish. There are flashbacks thrown in as a desperate attempt to explain goings-on, which is a complete cop-out. In fact, I am unsure if the plot was supposed to be moving back and forth in time or if important plot details were just kept out for the fun of it. Perhaps the film was trying to keep its audience guessing? In the end, I don’t think it knew what story it was trying to tell. It became a confused mess of a thriller and a whodunit murder mystery.
Judge Dredd is a man of few words, preferring action to speak on his behalf. No better example could be found than this motion poster for Dredd 3D.
Be sure to check your speakers, as this will autoplay and startle you/reveal your browsing habits to co-workers.
In an age where half of a movie's secrets are spoiled before the first trailer even arrives, thanks to set photos and other such leaks, it's quite remarkable how well Neill Blomkamp has kept Elysium news on the down low; with only a handful of completely vague set photos hitting the net. He may even show J.J. Abrams a thing or two on how to keep that Mystery Box slammed shut.
Warner Bros have released two new posters for the upcoming political comedy The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as rival candidates in the race for Congress in North Carolina.
Here we have the international trailer for Pascal Laugier's The Tall Man. The chiller is the French director's follow-up to the infamous Martyrs.
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim feels like it was pitched to Warner Bros. by my 7-year-old self; giant robots battling giant monsters for the fate of humanity.
To be precise, "The finest fucking monsters ever committed to screen. And the greatest fucking robots ever committed to screen," as del Toro so eloquently put it. That is my jam, right there.
It’s been long enough, Hollywood has decreed. Taste and decorum be damned, it’s time for a movie about Princess Diana.
Last year’s miraculous transformation of Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher set the bar high for actresses getting into character as English icons from the 80s, and - from certain angles, at least - it looks as if Naomi Watts might have pulled off the trick too.