Holdovers look set to dominate the UK box office this weekend, with Trevor Nunn’s spy drama Red Joan amongst the new openers.
Produced by David Parfitt’s Trademark Films, the Lionsgate-distributed feature is led by Judi Dench and 2014 Screen Star of Tomorrow Sophie Cookson, and based on the novel of the same name by Jennie Rooney. Cookson plays Joan Stanley, a Cambridge physics student in 1938 who falls for a young communist; while Dench takes up the character in 2000 when MI5 come to arrest her.
The film will be aiming to top
Warning: minor spoilers ahead for the Hellboy reboot. This is already a strange movie, filled with strange beasts. One of those beasts goes by the name of Baba Yaga, which is ripped from Russian folklore. At one point, David Harbour's titular character is speaking with Baba Yaga and reminds him that he once tried to resurrect the spirit of Joseph Stalin by saying,
We’ve seen this become increasingly more common. A reboot, a remake, or just as a counter to other films in the genre, there comes a desire to market a film as being (almost rebelliously) R rated. This weekend in fact, sees a prime example. Guillermo Del Toro made an enjoyable Hellboy in 2004. It might not have been as violent as some of the comic book incarnations. He made an even more enjoyable sequel. Visually dazzling, engaging, wry, witty and imaginative. Were Hellboy fans left feeling particularly short-changed? I never got that sense generally. Did the ‘soft’ rating leave them wishing that Hb was a bit fruitier with his language and a bit more violent in his dispatching of villains? I never particularly got that sense either.
We now have a reboot starring David Harbour in place of Ron Perlman.
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With only three films to date he is an eclectic director with a western (Bone Tomahawk), prison thriller (Brawl in Cell Block 99) as well as cop drama under his belt already.
In his third film, Dragged Across Concrete sees the director delve into the cop genre that showed at the Glasgow Film Festival this year. Read our glowing review of the film here.
We once again see Vince Vaughn, currently enjoying a ‘Vaugn-aissance’ (?) of sorts, team up with Zahler as well as Mel Gibson who knows a thing a two about playing a law enforcer.
We catch up with Zahler to talk all things Dragged Across Concrete and more.
Congrats on Dragged Across Concrete. Where did the idea or inspiration come from for this film?
The pair joins the team led by Marc Weinstock, President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, and Mary Daily, Co-President, Worldwide Marketing & Distribution.
“With her breadth of experience in both film and television, Danielle brings a unique perspective on strategic content creation and storytelling for all platforms,” the senior execs said in a statement. “Len is widely respected in the industry for enacting events and experiences that engage our audiences and talent alike. We know both will help drive impactful campaigns for our theatrical film slate and beyond.”
Kupchak will oversee the creative content for Paramount’s theatrical marketing campaigns, reporting to Peter Giannascoli, Co-President of Domestic Marketing. She was Svp Global Creative Content in Theatrical Marketing at Fox, overseeing its campaigns
Wolverine Vs. Blade is being billed as a one-off special, which is set to hit stands or a digital retailer near you this July. The cover art for the book has been revealed and it looks absolutely wild. Set against a blood-red backdrop, with the moon shining behind them, the two titular characters are going at one another viciously. Blade is dangerously near piercing Wolverine with a stake that
We break down the latest trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and what it might mean for Jessica Chastain's mysterious villain... and Jean Grey.
The final Dark Phoenix trailer for the final X-Men movie, at least while the mutants reside in their first cinematic home of 20th Century Fox, is here. It's no exaggeration to say that this is the best looking Dark Phoenix marketing we’ve seen this side of the international trailer.
Some fans are simply eager to get on with the future—although they have a long wait of at least five years ahead of them according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige—but we find ourselves still rooting for Dark Phoenix. Composed of a still highly talented cast, including Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, and Tye Sheridan, the seventh main X-Men movie is populated with a
Kevin Feige has been making the press rounds as of late to promote Avengers: Endgame, which finally hits theaters next week. During a recent interview, he was asked about potential R-rated movies, such as further Deadpool installments, under the new Disney regime. Feige made it clear,
While many fans are happy that the Fox Marvel characters such as the X-Men are coming over to Marvel Studios at long last, some are worried what this might mean for current beloved franchises like Deadpool.
Deadpool 1 and 2 have been very successful but will the franchise be welcome at Marvel in its current form? Well, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has told Variety that they have no intention of changing it:
“When we were purchased, Bob Iger said to us, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it’. There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it?”
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This will certainly be good news for fans of Deadpool, who would love to see future
As part of the press tour for the Avengers: Infinity War sequel, the Hawkeye actor stopped by Seoul, South Korea, where he was interviewed by Cna. When asked what he thought Lee’s reaction would be watching the McU’s Phase 3 finale, Renner offered the following response:
“He’s going to be watching it, brother. He’s watching it. He’s in all of us. He’s going to be watching it.”
No doubt Lee will be on the mind of many filmgoers as they go to see next week’s release,
While talking to Variety, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained:
“When we were purchased, Bob said to us, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it?”
That’s the answer that will make so many fans so happy. Even after all the talk about keeping the character the same over the past few months fans still seemed apprehensive about it, but seriously… they aren’t going to change Deadpool! They are going to let Deadpool be Deadpool, and that’s fantastic!
In an interview with Variety, the Marvel Studios head observed that the Deapool franchise is doing pretty well for itself these days, arguing that he doesn’t need to fix what isn’t broken.
“When we were purchased, Bob said to us, ‘if it’s not broke, don’t fix it,’” Feige said. “There’s no question that Deadpool is working, so why would we change it?”
The “Bob” that Feige is referring to is Disney CEO Bob Iger, who also offered his
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One element that will be different is that the coming storyline won’t unspool exclusively on the big screen. This year, Disney is launching its own challenger to Netflix, a streaming service dubbed Disney Plus. Feige and his team are overseeing several limited series such as “WandaVision,” “Loki,” and an untitled show about Hawkeye for the platform. These Marvel heroes will be played by Elisabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner who portrayed the same characters in several big-screen “Avengers” sequels and spinoffs.
“These episodes will intersect with the movies in a very big way,
While iconic characters like Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk and Captain America are back, newly announced heroes like Black Panther, Deadpool, Spider-Gwen and Doctor Strange also join the action, each with individual abilities or special moves. In this new story, Super Heroes unite in a race across iconic locations in the Marvel Universe to find the Infinity Stones before Thanos and The Black Order use them to unleash cosmic chaos. Up to four people can play together in local or online co-op, with the ability to drop in and out at any time.
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After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian sees Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) leading a cast that includes Gina Carano (Deadpool), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Nick Nolte (Afflication
Once upon a time, not too long ago, the X-Men movie franchise was one of the big cheeses of the cinematic superhero world. 2000’s X-Men did a lot to cement the tone of the modern superhero film, with entries in the series garnering critical acclaim and cleaning up at the box office. The franchise even survived a few wobbles, moving past the disasters of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and filling out its universe with offbeat hits like Deadpool and Logan.
But now, with the rights to the franchise owned by Disney and the characters soon to be appearing in the McU, it seems that Fox’s take on the franchise is going to go out with a whimper. That’s because the usually reliable Box Office Pro is pegging the film at a $40-50 million opening weekend,
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