Henry Cavill’s (Man of Steel, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) next anticipated role, especially if you’re a gamer, is the TV series The Witcher. With that said, he also is front and center in Night Hunter, a thriller about a cop named Marshall who has arrested Simon (Brendan Fletcher), a serial killer who seems to be two steps ahead of the game.
Catching the killer doesn’t end his overall game plan, as more deaths occur while he’s behind bars. Is there an accomplice who is helping Simon on his murderous quest?
Marshall and his colleagues (which includes Alexandra Daddario as a fellow cop and Ben Kingsley as a former judge out for justice) seem to be way in over their heads, and the trailer shows this thriller definitely has promise. Stanley Tucci (Beauty and the Beast), Nathan Fillion (The Rookie) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) round out the ensemble.
Writer/director David Raymond makes his feature writing and directing debut with Night Hunter. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Night Hunter, which is available now exclusively on DirecTV, hits On Demand and theaters on September 6.
Echo In The Canyon, a documentary that spotlights folk rock in 1960’s Los Angeles, hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 10 via Greenwich Entertainment.
Dubbed as the California Sound, folk rock was a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene thanks to the work of The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas. Musician Jakob Dylan serves as the interview for the Andrew Slater directed project. Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and Tom Petty (the musician’s last filmed interview) are among the artists who took part in the project.
Contemporary artists interviewed include Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones. The documentary, which amassed $3 million at the box office, also features a soundtrack which has Dylan covering tracks from the California Sound with various artists from the film. One of the songs include Dylan’s interpretation of The Beach Boy’s “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” which features Neil Young on vocals.
The Seth Rogen produced comedy Good Boys was the clear winner over the weekend, as it made $21 million in its debut. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw took in $14.1 million to capture the second position. Here’s the top 10:
Good Boys – Comedy cost an estimated $20 million and it made $21 million in its debut.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Feature is still going strong with $14.1 million.
The Lion King– Live action remake takes in $11.9 million and to date it’s made over $496 million domestically.
The Angry Birds Movie – Animated feature collects $10.5 million
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Horror feature makes $10 million.
Ready or Not centers on Grace (Samara Weaving), a newly married woman who, as part of the family ritual, has to play a game that will hopefully put her in good graces with her new relatives.
Unfortunately, her family is actually out for blood during the game of hide and seek, and Grace must run for her life or else end up six feet under. The picture is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, part of a filmmaking team known as Radio Silence.
“It was the first time I had played a protagonist in this kind of genre,” said Weaving. “So that was really fun to kind of to explore that and I have a great drama coach who helped me. The directors in Radio Silence – they had no restrictions on what we could do. We could improvise and play.”
Click on the media bar to hear Weaving talk about the comedic elements that power the horror film Ready or Not.
Co-starring Andie MacDowell and Adam Brody, Ready or Not hits theaters August 21.
Summer Night centers on a group of twentysomethings over a 24 hour period in a small Northern California town as they deal with their respective relationships and their growing steps towards adulthood. The film marks the feature directing debut of actor Joseph Cross (Running with Scissors, Big Little Lies).
With a talented cast that includes Victoria Justice, Analeigh Tipton, and Justin Chatwin, it’s Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) who serves as the narrative’s central figure. Jameson (Coltrane) is a teacher who, while juggling feelings for his ex-girlfriend (Elena Kampouris) and a new love interest (Justice), feels a bit stagnant in his own life.
“Ellar just has this intrinsic thing where you want to watch him and spend time with him,” said Cross. “He’s got a meditative spirit and I thought that was the right person, he’s obviously not our narrator but he’s a little bit of our de facto eyes into the world in this storyline. We had a really good time.”
Click on the media bar to hear Joseph Cross talk about how Summer Night is not your average coming of age tale:
Over the past seven seasons, there had only been a single change on the America’s Got Talent judges’ panel, when Simon Cowell replaced Howard Stern. But this season, viewers were surprised to see not one, but two new judges on the show — Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were in the seats occupied for the past six seasons by Mel B and Heidi Klum. Union told us it’s not easy to replace judges who’ve become legendary on the show, but they’re getting a lot of help from fellow judges Cowell and Howie Mandel. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gabrielle Union)
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.