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"What is being done to you?" Hot on the heels of a new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, another quick preview has debuted online just to make sure you know this flick is one of the most anticipated films of the season. Of course, that's a quote from Fandango, who is just trying to sell you advance tickets in this TV spots, but that doesn't mean people aren't legitimately excited to finally see Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) to lead the revolution against The Capitol that's been a long time coming. Plus, we finally get to see Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) without all her fancy make-up. Watch!
One of our favorite movies out of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Keanu Reeves' new action vehicle John Wick, in theaters this week. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy were honored to sit down for a chat with Keanu Reeves at Fantastic Fest to talk about playing John Wick. The guys spoke to him about his Fest experience, revenge for dogs, kung fu and more. They also talk about working with John Wick directors Chad Stahelski & David Leitch and to their extensive stunt career when handling the action throughout the film. Be sure to check out Jeremy’s review from the Fest and go see John Wick in theaters starting this week.
"We thought of it as: man the tool-maker vs man the artist." If you're looking for a short film that makes you think, don't miss this one. Nate Silver's blog FiveThirtyEight has premiered the full short film The Man vs. The Machine, directed by legendary producer & filmmaker Frank Marshall of Kennedy/Marshall, telling the story of chess champion Garry Kasparov battling IBM's computer Deep Blue. The short explores the setup behind why this challenge was presented to begin with and the implications of the outcome, which most thought might go the other direction. Knowing that machines are more powerful than humans, does it really make a difference? Maybe not. Find out more in the fascinating short doc The Man vs. The Machine.
"A wise man's life is based around 'fuck you.'" After some first look photos surfaced earlier this month, we finally get a better look at the last minute awards contender The Gambler from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. A red band trailer for the film starring Mark Wahlberg has arrived, and it has one hell of a profanity-ridden monologue from John Goodman that gets us really excited to see this flick. Wahlberg plays an English professor and a high-stakes gambler who bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael K. Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. But things don't go so well. Watch!
Not only did the first teaser trailer for Disney's adaptation of Into the Woods hold back any of the musical elements of the film, but it also didn't completely show us what Johnny Depp looks like as The Wolf in the fairytale fantasy. But this week, Entertainment Weekly has plastered the Disney film all over various covers of the latest edition of their magazine, and we finally get to see Depp in full wardrobe. For better or worse (we're going with the latter) he doesn't look like a wolf, but rather just appears to be Johnny Depp with weird facial hair and a big hairy suit. I have a feeling that's not going to work very well at all. Look below!
"I always liked Hollywood very much, it just wasn't reciprocated." Cohen Media has debuted the official trailer for a new documentary titled Magician about the one-and-only Orson Welles, the legendary filmmaker/actor/producer who left quite a legacy. While many of us are already very familiar with Orson, this doc spans his entire career looking at his tumultuous relationship with Hollywood and his impact on it featuring interviews with Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, Frank Marshall, Anthony Perkins, Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Steven Spielberg and many others. This also comes on the same day as Welles' F for Fake hits Blu-Ray and we near his 100th birthday. It looks like a fun and fascinating doc for all to enjoy.
Last fall, before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit theaters, some images surfaced of Benedict Cumberbatch doing motion-capture performance work to bring the dragon Smaug to life, complete with some wild-eyed facial expressions. Then earlier this year, a featurette showed off how Weta Digital helped turn that performance into what we see on the big screen. Now with the extended cut of The Desolation of Smaug arriving on Blu-Ray on November 4th, some new featurettes of Cumberbatch's awesome work have surfaced online, and it's absolutely fascinating to see the actor dig into this peculiar character. Watch now!
Just last week, we got official word from Warner Bros. Pictures as to which DC Comics titles we would see hit the big screen over the next six years, and when those films would arrive. The films that were furthest down the line were a reboot of Green Lantern and a standalone movie focusing on the yet to be revealed Justice League character Cyborg. Now we already know that young actor Ray Fisher is playing the character with a small introduction in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and presumably a bigger role in the two-part Justice League. But Fisher had no idea that his character would get his very own movie too.
We've been hearing about Bad Santa 2 intermittently from Billy Bob Thornton over the past couples years. The original film is now 11 years old, which means more time has passed than the time it took for Adam McKay and Will Ferrell to get Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues off the ground. Many fans have probably just assumed the project is dead and would never become a reality, but it sounds like the film is just stuck in the Hollywood development machine. Thornton recently took part in a Hollywood Masters discussion at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film & Television and talked a bit about the sequel.
"I think you should keep your visions to yourself." Following Daniel Radcliffe's unfortunate dealings with the haunted Eel Marsh House in The Woman in Black, a new group of victims will feel the terror in the sequel The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. After being evacuated out of London in the midst of the historical blitz, two teachers bring a group of school children to the house for refuge. But instead, they awaken the horrors within, which prompts creepy kids laughing, gross old dolls, rocking chairs moving by themselves, and all sorts of other cliches. There's some scary elements, but this doesn't look all that great.
Briefly: After dying in nearly everything that's he's starred in, it sounds like Sean Bean is poised to survive a feature film. THR has word that the Lord of the Rings and National Treasure star has landed a role in The Martian, the next sci-fi drama from Alien director Ridley Scott. The film follows an astronaut (Damon) who is stranded in a Martian colony and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for NASA to organize a rescue mission. Bean will play a NASA flight director, presumably back on Earth, trying to sort things out. Bean joins an interesting assembly of talent that includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Donald Glover. The film arrives on November 25th, 2015.
While there are those who simply didn't like Disney's adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character John Carter back in 2012, there are even more people who didn't give it a chance because the studio just didn't market it well enough. It's a fun, impressive space adventure worthy of comparison to Indiana Jones and Star Wars in tone and scope, even if it's not the most groundbreaking film. After the film was a huge flop for Disney, there was little to no chance that a sequel would happen, but that doesn't mean we won't see a new John Carter adventure, because the rights to the character no longer belong to Disney.