JOHNNY DEPP is that one actor who inspires the hell out of me. Retrospectively, he is a genius considering his ability to completely transform himself, like a chameleon, for any role and deliver like no other. Case in point...his role in Director Scott Cooper's (Out of the Furnace and Crazy Heart) third feature-length film, BLACK MASS, where Depp plays Whitey Bulger, one of the most violent criminals in US history turned FBI information. Check out the trailer. You're not going to recognize Depp.
The "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer is epic on so many levels! I love that they are paying homage to "The Dark Knight Returns pt. 2", but in the reverse fashion of Superman being a threat rather than Batman. It's all about Intimidation. Who intimidates who. Also Ben Afflecks's voice is just perfect. It has that beautiful echoing effect which is great. That line absolute power corrupts absolutely was classic. Also hearing Alfred Pennyworth's voice was amazing, not sure but I feel I saw Batman in a Temple maybe The Temple of Zeus. This 'leaked' version of the first trailer is a bit blurry (bootlegged), but it still gives you a good glimpse at what you can expect from next year’s massive Batman v. Superman collision. This superhero blockbuster has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well
Ok, so this is the bootlegged trailer for Taratino's 8th film, "THE H8FUL EIGHT" because it was leaked and removed off of youtube, vevo, etc. Esquire magazine writes, "Set to a clubby remix of the Stooges' "Gimme Danger," Quentin Tarantino's spot for his eighth film, the highly-anticipated Hateful Eight, feels as dangerous and bloody as anything he's ever done. Despite the lack of any real footage, viewers can easily guess what's in store from this teaser, which has been showing in theaters and is now online: an impressive roster of talent, including frequent collaborators Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Samuel L. Jackson; an epic, punk-leaning soundtrack; and a blood-spattered spectacle set in the Civil War era. Giddy up." The film is set to be released some time in 2015.
The summertime is the season for horror movies (the only kind I truly like to watch. ;) I'm excited about SINISTER 2, mainly because the original writers are back...which means this cult sleeper hit horror flick will probably be as good as the first one. A lot of people like to compare 'the Sinister series to 'Children of the Corn', which is fair in my opinion. But SINISTER 2 takes the concept to a another level of fear and trepidity. Check out the trailer...
QUEEN LATIFAH plays the Empress of Blues, Bessie Smith, in an upcoming HBO biopic which also features the likes of Mike Epps, Monique, and Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire). The film puts you in the Jazz Age during the Roaring 20's and gives you a large glimpse of Bessie's life as she climbed her way to the top in the Blues arena. Queen Latifah lends her own voice recreating Bessie's music in an astonishing way. 'Bessie' airs Saturday, May 16 at 8PM HBO. I smell an Emmy.
After viewing the trailer I sort of kind of agree with what this one Youtuber wrote: "The original had a beer runner on a bicycle vs. remote control cars, a hilarious remote control war between neighbors, an oldest daughter holding her own against construction workers, a great pot smoking scene in the bedroom showing the chemistry between our two lead characters, a touching scene of the dad showing his kids how to count between lightning and thunder, a sweet but funny scene where the mother and youngest daughter bury their dead pet bird in the same box that mom and dad kept their pot in (Tweety doesn't like that smell.), dad tying his tie around the phone cord, and dad showing no sign of being impressed by the story of a matchbox car rolling on the floor in time lapse recording as he opens the door to the the floating pandemonium happening in their kids' bedroom. We also had Beatrice Straight doing a wonderful scene where she talks to the young boy about the wonders of the afterlife, and laughing with the mother and at herself at how excited and terrified she is. Not to mention Tangina's powerful monologue before they rescue Carol Anne. There was so much humor and chemistry and warmth and emotional buildup throughout that movie that you didn't find yourself just waiting for the next scary part to be entertained. I'm telling you right now that in this remake, they're not going to bother themselves with any of that. They'll just be in a hurry to move you from one jump scare to the next." Also...The original involved Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall. The new POLTERGEIST has Sam Raimi.
T.I., the King of the South, delivers once again. "G Shit" is produced by Pharrell off of T.I.'s "Paperwork" album and this delicious short film was directed by Chris Robinson. What's amazing about this video is that it simply has a concept. A Youtuber wrote, "Now if they all would get back to videos having concepts and sh*t instead of random ass shaking standing in front of a colored back drop or in a club. I loved this one. The video made me actually like it more then I initially did." Check it out.
For me, the jury is still out on how I feel about an upcoming N.W.A. movie. Some say that it's a story long overdue, but I feel that once they start making movies about famous rap figures, it diminishes my memory of the era. I don't know. This is just how I feel about it. F. Gary Gray is the director, so I'm sure the film is going to be hardcore and worth watching regardless. Anticipation is definite.
Plot: “In The Pyramid, the ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.” "The Pyramid" is directed by Gregory Levasseur and hits theaters December 5th.
This looks pretty good! Seems like maybe Rock was inspired by Louie C.K.'s show, much better direction to go in vs. Hollywood tentpole comedies, which are notably inferior to "The Simpsons." TOP FIVE also stars Kevin Hart and Tracey Morgan and hits theaters in December 2014.