Eric Bana is a much better actor than most people believe. He starred in Munich, a film which snowballed into one of the greatest films of 2005. As Nero, he helped jump start a whole new era of Star Trek fans. And my personal favorite, Hector, from Troy. While that film left a little to be desired at times, he played his character every bit as good as Sean Bean portrayed Odysseus. Maybe even a little better. And now, Bana is Ralph Sarchie, a police officer working to uncover what appears to be an unholy spirit tormenting his town.
Deliver Us From Evil‘s trailer leaves a little to be desired at the end, but Bana appears to be taking on the persona of a younger Liam Neeson here. Intelligent, charismatic, and with a soft touch. And he’s married to Olivia Munn in this film, so he has that working for him [Click here to read on!]
Tom Cruise is racking up quite a sci fi portfolio: Oblivion, Minority Report, Vanilla Sky…Top Gun. What’s that? Top Gun isn’t sci fi? You saw how he looked shirtless. Out of this world…
One month from today, Edge of Tomorrow hits theaters. While I’m not sure if I’m sold on Emily Blunt as an action star (thinking of The Five Year Engagement and day-old donuts), she at least doesn’t smile all that much in the trailer, and that builds a sense of actual suspense. Like our other 2014 movie trailers – we’re hoping for the best and expecting for the worst. Or pretty close to it. [Click here to read on!]
If you asked me before watching the Hercules trailer if I would pay money to watch Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock”, star in the new aforementioned movie that hits theaters this July 25th, I almost certainly would have told you no. Well, I would have actually given you that weird, “was that a serious question”, raised eyebrow look before telling you no – that is the more honest response. But you see, you didn’t ask me that question; I did however use that same pessimistic look as I fired up the Hercules trailer, but I have good news – this movie actually looks like it will be a winner. Not Academy Award winner – but at the very least an “entertaining movie” winner as I watch it on Netflix or On Demand from the comfort of my kinda fake leather couch (okay it’s really fake). Check out the official Hercules trailer above, then hit us up via the link below for our initial, slightly qualified thoughts!
Raise your hand if this kind of movie sounds appealing to you: Sci-fi, Laurence Fishburne, and lots of M-4’s (that’s AR’s for all my civilian counterparts out there). No, this isn’t another Battle for Los Angeles – which was a great movie nonetheless – or even another Starship Troopers Redux. The name of this intriguing Summer 2014 potential blockbuster is The Signal, and the exciting trailer above gives us enough information to want more, but not enough to truly know what we’re, or Nic, the main character is dealing with. As a huge fan of sci-fi, as well as Mr. Fishburne’s acting resume – not to mention M-4’s! – The Signal looks like it has potential to be an awesome film. Want the specific release date and more details on the plot? Of course you do – hit the link below for more.
Action films these days walk a fine line. Add too much humor, and they risk a Jackie Chan sighting. Add too little, and then we wish for Chris Tucker. [Click here to read on!]
Adam Sandler movies will never get old; they may not be as funny as his Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison days, but they will sure sell tickets. Grown Ups was a nice surprise when it hit theaters three years ago, but Sandler brought all of his star power buddies with him for that one; then again, he pretty much does that with every film, doesn’t he? We’re not complaining. Well on July 12th Sandler & Co are back on the big screen for the Grown Ups sequel, Grown Ups 2; while I’m sure it will sell well, how will it rank amongst the towering stack of other Grade A comedies getting released this summer, like The Internship, or This Is The End? 2013 is one of the best looking years for comedies in years; label me excited!
Who should I thank? Christopher Nolan may be my first guess, but Zach Snyder probably deserves the biggest high-five since he’s the director. Superman has been a mammoth in the comic book world since its inception, but to this guy, the character himself, along with the television shows and lately the movies have all been super cheesy. Maybe I’m a little biased because of my preference for Batman, but I don’t want to bring in the superhero debate. I mentioned Mr. Nolan earlier on because Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to hit the big screen in just two weeks on June 14th, has that same dark feel that the most recent Batman director brought to the Dark Knight series, and that has me really pumped for this flick. Watch the trailer and I guarantee you’ll agree; Man of Steel looks legit.
On August 9th, rising comedic star Jason Sudeikis will attempt to deliver hundreds of pounds of marijuana across the US-Mexico border for fellow comedian turned billionaire Ed Helms. The movie is called, We’re the Millers, and it also stars Jennifer Aniston who plays a stripper, who goes on to pretend to be Jason’s, err, Mr. Miller’s wife. I’m a big Sudeikis fan, as he’s been one of the few truly funny actors/comedians on SNL over the last few years, but the real steal of the show might just be his fake son, Will Poulter, who looks familiar, but after looking through his IMDB profile I still have no idea where I recognize him from. The end of this trailer is awesome, and this movie looks like it will be a great one!
How people are still into magicians is beyond me; the whole “magic show” thing faded off my interest list as a kid right around the time I realized that the WWF (now WWE) was fake, and for the same reasons. Regardless, dudes still enjoy putting on those goofy, glittery, full-bodied leotards and getting on stage in front of at times, thousands of paying customers. It’s pretty amazing, really. Well, there’s a new magician/heist thriller en route to your local theater on May 31st entitled, Now You See Me, starring an impressive list of stars that should equate to a decent showing at the box office: Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eikenberg (who still looks like Mark Zuckerberg), Isla Fisher, and Michael Caine. Based on this brand new TV spot that was released hours ago today, the film looks more along the lines of an “Oceans 1x” movie, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however while this magic meets bank robber flick may boast a solid cast, it has nothing on the Oceans films.