Benicio Del Toro Discusses “Moral Dilemma” of ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’

One of this year’s most anticipated features is Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the unexpected sequel to Sicario. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return for this installment, and although Emily Blunt and filmmaker Denis Villeneuve are not part of the project, the sequel was penned by Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water).

“Right from the top, from the first pages, (the script) was great,” said Del Toro. “There was Taylor all over it. So (the) actors, director, producers, and everyone involved in this film, we just try to bring Taylor’s script to life. We’re brought alive because of Taylor’s work.”

Click on the media bar to hear Del Toro talk about his character’s moral dilemma in Sicario: Day of the Soldado:

 

Sicario: Day of the Soldado, co-starring Catherine Keener and Matthew Modine, opens nationwide June 29.

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Benicio Del Toro And Josh Brolin Take Sides In ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Trailer

sicariosoldado1It will be hard to top Sicario, but with Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro back in the mix, the sequel is an extremely intriguing proposition.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado reteams federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and the laser focused Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) in a new conflict. With drug trafficking terrorists traveling across the US Border, the pair attempt to figure out a plan to escalate the fight by kidnapping a kingpin’s daughter.

The twist is she is seen as collateral damage, and now Alejandro and Matt are turning that conflict towards each other. Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), who penned Sicario, also wrote the sequel’s screenplay, with Stefano Sollima (Suburra) taking on the directing duties (Dennis Villeneuve helmed the original).

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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Never Saw ‘Blade Runner’? Sequel Director Says That’s OK

Strange as it may sound, there are nearly two entire generations of movie lovers who have never seen the original Blade Runner in a theater. While its long-awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049, has been getting great reviews, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether people who haven’t seen the original will understand the new movie. Director Denis Villeneuve told us that was a concern his team had throughout the making of the movie, but he thinks they’ve made a film that can stand on its own.

Blade Runner 2049 opens in theaters nationwide this Friday.

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CinemAddicts Podcast Previews ‘Blade Runner 2049’ And ‘Wonderstruck’

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October is upon us and the most highly anticipated film of the month is Blade Runner 2049. Already receiving stellar reviews, Blade Runner 2049 may be one of the rare movies that improves upon the iconic original. Directed by Arrival and Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, the feature marks the return of former LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Ryan Gosling is simply known as K, the officer who’s searching for Deckard. Blade Runner 2049 opens nationwide October 6.

Critics darling Todd Haynes (Carol, Far from Heaven) is back with Wonderstruck, a storyline that follows the journey of two children living in different time periods. Julianne Moore, who previously worked with Haynes in Far From Heaven and Safe, reunites with Haynes in the feature that’s adapted by Brian Selznick’s book. Wonderstruck opens in limited release October 20.

Better Watch Out, the Harry Dean Stanton headlined Lucky, and Una (which features Carol actress Rooney Mara) are also covered on the latest episode of CinemAddicts. Take a listen below and feel free to comment!

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Amy Adams Honored With Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Amy Adams Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

Amy Adams, a five time Oscar nominee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Joining her in the celebration were her Arrival and American Hustle co-star Jeremy Renner and Arrival filmmaker Denis Villenueve.

Amy, you’ve been recognized now as a sensational songbird, a well-respected artist, an award-winning actress, a loving wife and a super parent,” said Renner. “Today you get another title. You’re cemented amongst legends. You’re a starlet, a genius – but most importantly, you’re always going to be my friend. I love you, and I congratulate you.”

Before the unveiling, an emotional Adams thanked her loved ones for their continued support. “Honestly, I never expected I would have friends and family who would stand by me,” said Adams, who can currently be seen in Nocturnal Animals. “Who would ground be and who would come today to celebrate me.”

“Honestly, I never expected I would have friends and family who would stand by me, who would ground me and who would come today to celebrate me.”

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Adams over the years, and one of our favorite moments came from her thoughts on Christopher Reeve. Click on the media bar below to hear Amy Adams, who starred in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, talk about her crush on the late Superman actor.

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