Ang Lee’s love for visual effects is on display with his films Hulk, Life of Piand most recently Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. With Gemini Man, Lee teams up with Will Smith in an ambitious thriller that employs the de-aging visual effects process (which was used this year for Samuel L. Jackson in Captain Marvel).
Smith plays Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who is being targeted by younger operative (also Smith) who knows his very move. The flick co-stars Clive Owen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. As much as I am excited about the Smith and Lee pairing, the picture slightly reminds me of Looper (sans the time travel element). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
It’s been nearly four decades since Billy Dee Williams first joined the Star Wars franchise as Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back, and he’ll be featured once again in The Rise of Skywalker, the film that finally wraps up the original saga. It’s the first time we’ll see him in a big-screen Star Wars venture since Return of the Jedi in 1983, and he told us he was really, really impressed with the work director J.J. Abrams was doing on the set. (Click on the media bar below to hear Billy Dee Williams)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20.
Brenton Thwaites (Titans, An Interview With God) stars in A Violent Separation as Norman Young, a deputy who is torn between a bond with his brother Ray (Animal Kingdom’sBen Robson) and his duty as an officer.
When Ray commits a criminal act, the right thing to do would be to put him behind bars. Norman, however, believes in the blood is thicker than water rule and covers up the crime. To further complicate matters, Norman is romancing Frances (Alycia Debnam-Carey), the sister of the victim (Claire Holt).
The brotherly dynamic of A Violent Separation should be covered with an insightful touch, as the midwestern town thriller is directed by siblings Michael and Kevin Goetz (Scenic Route, Martyrs).
A Violent Separation hits theaters and On Demand May 17 via Screen Media Films. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
The third John Wick film is also the third in the series for its director, Chad Stahelski. Of course, one of the challenges of maintaining a franchise is to give the audience what it wants to see, but without repeating too much. So, what’s new in John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum? Well, first of all, there’s Halle Berry, who’s been brought in as a co-star. Stahelski and Berry also say the type of action you’ll find in the movie has been revamped, too. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chad Stahelski & Halle Berry)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum opens in theaters on May 16.
Child’s Play is not a remake of the 1988 horror classic, but rather it’s dubbed as a “re-imagining” of the tale. Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) is single mom Karen who gifts her son Andy (Gabriel Bateman) a Buddi doll. As well all know, this doll is not as lovable as can be and actually is all about mayhem and murder!
The big draw for folks who are not diehard fans of the Chucky franchise may be Mark Hamill (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) who is the voice of Chucky. In preparation for the flick, Hamill saw all seven of the previous films and since he’s one of the entertainment industry’s most beloved voice actors (he voiced Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke), he should knock this role out of the park. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think of Hamill’s interpretation of Chucky (his voice is teased at the end of the clip)!
UglyDolls is an animated musical adventure that centers on Moxy (Kelly Clarkson), an individual who aims to break free from environment of Uglyville and celebrate her individuality. Nick Jonas voices Lou, a seemingly “perfect” individual who is not a fan of the UglyDolls’ aesthetic. The first single from the UglyDolls soundtrack is the Clarkson track “Broken & Beautiful,” with Jonas also contributing with the original song “The Ugly Truth.” Janelle Monae and Blake Shelton round out the ensemble.
Click on the media bar to hear Jonas talk about why the theme of celebrating one’s differences drew him to UglyDolls:
UglyDolls, directed by Smurfs: The Lost Village director Kelly Asbury, hits theaters May 3.