How Could Patrick Stewart Miss ‘Picard’ When He Never Left?

Sir Patrick Stewart first donned the Starfleet uniform of Captain Jean-Luc Picard when Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in 1987. He would continue to wear it through seven seasons of the TV series and three feature films. But the last of those films was in 2002, so it’s been a long time since Stewart’s played his signature role. In the meantime, he’s become better known to a new generation of movie fans as Professor Xavier in the X-Men films. So, when he decided to return to his old role in the new CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Picard,  how difficult was it for Stewart to once again find the intricacies in the Picard character? (Click on the media bar below to hear Sir Patrick Stewart)

 

Star Trek: Picard will premiere January 23 on CBS All Access.

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Katie Holmes Encounters A Terrifying Doll In ‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Trailer

As witnessed by Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and The Gift, Katie Holmes doesn’t mind a scare or two, and in the trailer for Brahms: The Boy II she may have landed her creepiest picture to date.The narrative centers on a young family (Holmes is the matriarch) who movies into an estate’s guest house. The young son makes a new friend with a life like doll whom he says is named Brahms. Christopher Convery (Gotham), Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experience) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch) round out the cast.

One factor that could ensure a sequel’s creative success is continuity, and The Boy filmmaker William Brent Bell and scribe Stacey Menear are back from the latest go round. The Boy, released in 2016 and toplined by The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, made over $74 million internationally (its budget was estimated at $10 million.

Holmes looks absolutely convincing and invested in the story, as the trailer is downright scary. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Brahms: The Boy II hits theaters February 21.

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Matthew McConaughey Influenced By The “Eye For Detail” Behind ‘The Gentlemen’

Director Guy Ritchie (Aladdin) returns to his adrenalized gangster based roots (Snatch, RockNRolla) with The Gentleman. The feature centers on Mickey (Matthew McConaughey), an American expat who heads a money making marijuana empire in London. When rumors surface that he may be selling off his business, a plethora of predators attempt to muscle in on his territory.

Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, and Charlie Hunnam (who worked with Ritchie in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) are just several of the A-list talent featured in the ensemble.

Click on the media bar to hear McConnaughey discuss who he was influenced by director Guy Richie’s “eye for detail” and style during the making of the film.

The Gentlemen, which is also penned and produced by Ritchie, hits theaters January 24.

 

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For Robert Downey Jr., Doing ‘Dolittle’ Did A Lot For His Kids

For the last decade or so, Robert Downey Jr.’s been spending most of his time in the Marvel Universe, appearing in 10 of the “Avengers” series films. Now that Iron Man’s story has come to an heroic end, Downey’s been freed up to make whatever movies he’d like. For his first non-Marvel film since 2014, he chose Dolittle a remake of the 1967 classic kids’ movie Doctor Dolittle about a man with the fantastic ability to speak to animals. It’s definitely a departure after all these years playing Tony Stark and his alter ego, but Downey told us that after all the fighting, he was ready to do something family-friendly. (Click on the media bar below to hear Robert Downey Jr.)

 

Doolittle opens in theaters on January 17.

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The ‘Bad Boys’ — Will Smith & Martin Lawrence — Are Back … But Why The Wait?

There have been rumors for years about a third Bad Boys movie with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. And for years, nothing ever came to fruition. Even when the movie was finally greenlit, many people took a “we’ll believe it when we see it” attitude. Well, now we can finally believe it — it’s in the can and ready to debut in theaters next week. We spoke to the two headliners, Lawrence and Smith, and asked them why it took so long for the movie to finally happen. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith & Martin Lawrence)

 

Bad Boys For Life opens in theaters on January 17.

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Long Delayed ‘The New Mutants’ Sees The Light Of Day With April Release

After a long delay, The New Mutants is finally seeing the light of day. Director Josh Boone’s (The Fault In Our Stars) feature was shot back in 2017 and had an initial release date of 2018. Disney’s purchase of Fox placed The New Mutants in further limbo, with speculation that the film would ultimately land on Disney+ instead of making a debut in theaters.

Thankfully that is not the case as Disney has decided to give this movie, which is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name a shot. The ensemble includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Alice Braga (Queen of the South), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

The New Mutants hits theaters April 3.

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