Idris Elba is a total badass. For all the talk, I hope he doesn’t become the next James Bond, not because I give two shits what color a fictional spy’s skin is, but because I want him to keep doing other awesome stuff and not be tied to one character for years at a time (he’s already on the Dark Tower chain). Awesome stuff like a new documentary series where he’s going to train to be a professional fighter and actually climb in the ring.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I’m a sucker for musicals, and I love, love, love the fact that, after the massive critical success of Whiplash, when he could have done damn near anything he wanted, Damien Chazelle made a goddamn musical. And a musical starring the tag team of charm Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling to boot. La La Land hits theaters in December, and though it’s a few months off in the distance, it just delivered a dreamy new trailer.
Friday, August 19, 2016
As you can probably tell, I’m quite pumped for Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the Jean-Claude Van Damme-starring pilot on Amazon where the Muscles from Brussels plays a version of himself who also happens to moonlight as an international assassin. I haven’t had the chance to watch the show yet—that’s a treat for later today—but this trailer is damn near perfect. Hopefully it will tide you over until you can check it out for yourself.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Jean-Claude Van Damme's Amazon Series 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' Is Going To Be The Greatest Show Ever
This week, Jean-Claude Van Damme teams up with Amazon do deliver what is sure to be your favorite new show, Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Starring JCVD poking fun at himself, produced by Ridley Scott, and with a delightfully ridiculous premise, I’m 100% game, and taking a look at a new collection of photos ups my excitement level even more.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sweeping biblical Epics have been Hollywood staples since day one. Having fallen out of favor in recent years, the latest attempts haven’t been great (the less said about Exodus: Gods and Kings the better, yeesh), or tumble into heavy-handed religious fare (this year’s Risen was much more watchable than most of it’s Bible-thumping brethren, but it’s still only okay). But worry not, Timur Bekmambetov, the guy who directed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is here to attempt to revive the genre with yet another Ben-Hur adaptation. And he’s bringing along the half-faced guy from Boardwalk Empire and an actor best known for being really good at playing a motion capture bonobo in the new Planet of the Apes franchise.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
UPDATED: With an international trailer that's even better. Today is a good day indeed. Check it out at the bottom of the post.
Because we live in a world where even trailers get their own marketing push, we recently saw a short trailer for the trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming alien invasion drama Arrival. The full trailer is now here to watch, and you should do that at your earliest convenience, like right this moment.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Everyone is all pumped for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, especially in the wake of the trailer that dropped last week. It looks like an awesome war movie that, while bearing obvious hallmarks of a Star Wars movie, promises to bring something new to that far, far away galaxy. And what would a Star Wars movie be without some daddy issues? Which is what we get a glimpse of in this new Japanese trailer.