The always busy actor (thanks in no small way to the Ice Age franchise), John Leguizamo has now been added to the cast of Kick Ass 2, adding to a couple of other upcoming projects that may help to raise his still somewhat underappreciated profile.
Ridley Scott's next movie is sure to be less controversial than this summer's Prometheus, mostly because fewer people will bother to see it, but that would be their loss as The Counselor marks the first original screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Cormac McCarthy.
With rumours abounding that Matt Damon could be returning to the Bourne franchise at some point in the future, producer Frank Marshall has spoken out about the direction the films will take after this year's The Bourne Legacy.
This weekend sees the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the conclusion to Christopher Nolan's epic Dark Knight saga, but today look back at Memento; the movie that made him a name to remember.
Memento brings together the themes and stylistic choices that define Nolan's work – giving us an insight into his entire filmography and hopefully a hint of what is to come in his latest, highly anticipated blockbuster.
Maintaining a high standard of film-making has never posed a difficulty for the highly talented Christopher Nolan. In making himself into one of today’s most established and esteemed directors, Nolan has transformed the Batman franchise into the most coveted of all comic book adaptations. Aside from his work adapting the Caped Crusader, he has created some of the most thought-provoking movies to grace our screens in the likes of Memento and The Prestige.
Adapted from the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, Kevin Connor delivers the story of seafarers from the Great War with sweeping drama. Aboard an English ship, the American submarine expert Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure) is amongst the survivors after they are attacked by the German navy. The Allied forces take control of a U-Boat that had been under the command of Captain Von Schoenvorts (John McEnery). Also on board is rescued biologist Lisa Clayton (Susan Penhaligon).
Prior to his work on Warlords of Atlantis, director Kevin Connor also directed the Edgar Rice Burrough’s inspired At the Earth’s Core. Regular 1970s sci-fi star Doug McClure plays David: a nice, wealthy but dim student of Dr. Abner Perry (Peter Cushing). The film is set in the 1890s and sees brawny David travelling with dapper Dr. Perry in a huge drill with the aim of making it to and back from the Earth’s core. After unexpected complications on their maiden voyage into terra firma the pair discover a world beneath the Earth’s crust.
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.
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.