When we saw Tom Holland’s initial appearance as Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, we were pleasantly surprised to discover the future of the swinging web-slinger would be in good hands. Next week, Holland takes the spotlight as Spider-Man: Homecoming reboots the Spidey series. So what did Holland think when he got the call telling him he’d be the new Spider-Man? Well, he didn’t think anything… because he never got a call!
Earlier this month, “Heart Break” became the fifth Lady Antebellum album to top Billboard’s U.S. Hot Country chart, helped along by the success of its first single, You Look Good. Though many of their singles — including their Top 10 pop hits Need You Now and Just A Kiss — were written by the band itself, You Look Good came to them from outside songwriters who’d collaborated with the band on previous albums. The members of Lady Antebellum told us that a great song is a great song, and they’re never too proud to turn away a hit because it was written by somebody else. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lady Antebellum)
I never pictured Anne Heche teaming up with Wesley Snipes in an action movie, but crazier things have happened in cinema. John Stockwell, whose previous credits include Into The Blue and Turistas, directs this story about a group of special forces soldiers who investigate the strange goings on at a compound. Nicknamed the “Temple,” the compound is the site where a previous team of soldiers disappeared, and this latest group looks like they’re in over their head as well.
The trailer promises its share of bullets flying and fisticuffs (including a face off between Snipes and Brothers & Sisters star Dave Annable!), and I’m excited to see if Heche and Snipes have their own respective showdown. Although the TV series The Player failed to catch fire, Snipes is gradually making his way back in the business, and hopefully Armed Response is another step in the right direction. Filmmakers should also use their imagination and cast him in more dramatic oriented material, as his work in The Waterdance,Down in the Delta and Liberty Stands Still are just samples of his acting acumen.
Check out the trailer to Armed Response and tell us what you think!
Armed Response hits theaters and On Demand August 4.
Girls Trip centers on four close friends (Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish,Queen Latifah) who reunite in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Hall previously worked with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee in The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday.
Though the movie is a rowdy comedy, Latifah could relate to one of the aspects of the film, as she and Pinkett Smith rarely get quality time with one another.
“I didn’t realize how much I missed her,” said Latifah. “Spending this much time around each other was a lot of fun. We have busy lives and our lives have surely taken us, since we did Set It Off, in a lot of different directions. It’s nice to be able to do something where we get to hang (out together).”
Click on the media bar to hear Latifah and Pinkett Smith talk about shooting Girls Trip in New Orleans:
Girls Trip, co-starring Kate Walsh, opens July 21.
Director Sean Penn has received some of the worst reviews of his career with his latest effort The Last Face, a Liberia set drama headlined by Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. With a critics rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie is currently available as a DirecTV exclusive and will hit select theaters and On Demand July 29.
The picture centers on the love affair between two doctors (Bardem, Theron) set against the backdrop of an insurmountable crisis. Though their humanitarian efforts are pure, the doctors find themselves understandably shaken and conflicted by their respective journey. Bardem previously worked with Penn in 2015’s The Gunman.
With such first rate dramas as Into The Wild and overlooked The Crossing Guard under his belt, Penn has carved out a solid directing career, and I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and give The Last Face a shot. Check out the trailer below and tell us if The Last Face, even with a slew of bad word of mouth, is something you’ll put on your cinematic playlist!!