One of this year’s most anticipated movies is Detroit, director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest collaboration with screenwriter Mark Boal. Bigelow’s last film was 2012’s acclaimed Zero Dark Thirty, and now she chronicles the five days of civil unrest that occurred over five days in the Michigan city.
The latest trailer features John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as a police officer who’s questioned about an incident which killed three youths. Although the officer is attempting to bring the truth to the forefront, the investigators may be concocting their own version of what really happened. This possible frame job is juxtaposed against the backdrop of the violence and tensions that erupt in Detroit, with Bigelow infusing her trademark documentary feel in to the proceedings.
Detroit, co-starring Will Poulter, John Krasinski, and Anthony Mackie opens August 4. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Director Sofia Coppola reunites with her Somewhere actress Elle Fanningin The Beguiled, a feature which is a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood film of the same name (the original source material is Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel A Painted Devil). Already receiving great word of mouth, the project is also considered a comeback of sorts after the mixed reception of Coppola’s last effort The Bling Ring. Coppola also received the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival, and with a stellar ensemble (Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst) to anchor the narrative, The Beguiled may be remembered come Oscar time.
Elle Fanning was just 11 when she worked with Coppola and Somewhere co-star Stephen Dorff on Somewhere, and since then she’s delivered her share of show stopping performances (most notably The Neon Demon). Click on the media bar below to hear Fanning talk about how her relationship with Coppola has changed over the years.
In its first season, NBC’s The Wall — an interesting hybrid between quiz show and Pachinko game — was a surprise hit. Not surprisingly, the show (co-produced by NBA star Lebron James) got picked up for a second season. Host/producer Chris Hardwick told us the game itself won’t change at all in Season 2, but now that people have seen the show, he expects the players’ strategies to change.
OK, so maybe it’s not an official thing, but we’re going to declare June 1997 “What In The Hell Were You Thinking, Hollywood? Month”! Not only did it bring us the worst Batman movie of all time, it also inflicted upon us one of the worst sequels ever: Speed 2. Though Titanic wouldn’t come out for another six months, Speed 2 left us wishing the Seabourn Legend would wind up at the bottom of the ocean — and that wasn’t even halfway through the movie! Sandra Bullock signed on for the movie expecting its quality would be on par with the original Speed, which was extremely well received. But what she got was a disaster of epic proportions. And she knew it. Still, she was a class act, doing all of the standard promotion for the film as its release date approached. But she was a nervous wreck, hoping that none of her interviewers asked for her opinion of the movie!
With Scream Queens officially cancelled, Lea Michele has moved on to her first TV show that has nothing to do with Ryan Murphy. On The Mayor, she’ll play the friend of a struggling rapper who hatches a crazy publicity stunt to get his career on track: He runs for mayor of his hometown. Of course, he never expects to win… but does. Along with Michele, The Mayor stars Brandon Micheal Hall and Yvette Nicole Hall. Give the trailer a look, and let us know what you think. The Mayor will air on Tuesday nights this Fall on ABC.