Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. is a true crime litied series that centers on the dual police investigations of Detective Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson).
“I wanted to find out more about (Tupac and Biggie Smalls) and how it affected obsessive both Russell Poole’s investigation was and how invested he was in it and invested our investigation was and how we were affected. There is a lot of theory about dirty cops but there are a lot of good cops who wanted justice here too and that’s really is what I think people are going to find interesting (with the show).”
Click on the media bar to hear Josh Duhamel talk about why he signed on to Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.:
Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. premieres February 27 on USA Network (10 pm et).
Breaking Bad vet Giancarlo Esposito takes on directing duties and co-stars in the upcoming feature The Show, a thriller that explores the dark side of reality television. For the project Esposito has enlisted a solid ensemble cast (Josh Duhamel, Famke Janssen, James Franco, Sarah Wayne Callies, Caitlin Fitzgerald) to anchor his narrative.
The story centers on Adam Rogers (Duhamel), a TV host who collaborates with a ratings obsessed network executive (Janssen) to create a new program which features a live death every week. Esposito co-stars as the janitor who joins “the show” as a last ditch attempt to ensure his family’s survival.
Movies like Network and more recently Money Monster explore the far reaching effects media has on our own lives, and though The Show seems to have pure thriller elements, having an insightful artist like Esposito behind the helm should elevate the material.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The Show hits theaters and On Demand September 15.
Along with being a movie star, Josh Duhamel is also famously married to Fergie, formerly of the Black Eyed Peas. But you’ll rarely hear them talking about each other when they’re interviewed (which, given the potential for misquotes, misunderstandings, and words taken out of context, is probably a good thing). So, while he doesn’t often open up about Fergie’s business, Duhamel couldn’t help but gush about how much he loves the new album she’s got coming out later this year. (Click on the media bar below to hear Josh Duhamel)
Of course, we can only wonder what Fergie might think of her husband’s performance in Transformers: The Last Knight, which is in theaters now.
The 2014 feature Transformers: Age of Extinction was a bit of a misnomer because this franchise isn’t going to die anytime soon. Sans Shia LaBeouf, the flick didn’t miss a step with Mark Wahlberg as the lead star, as Transformers: Age of Extinction made over $1.1 billion worldwide.
The teaser trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight is upon us, complete with an Anthony Hopkins voiceover and a possibly evil Optimus Prime. Mark Wahlberg and Transformers stalwart Josh Duhamel are back to fight what seems to be a losing fight against the all-powerful Decepticons.
The Hopkins voiceover posits an interesting question about why these Transformers keep returning to Earth to wreck havoc on humanity. Hopefully this will be a huge mystery that’s addressed in the film, but in the end what Transformers fans want is Grade-A, popcorn driven entertainment. On that level, director Michael Bay continues to deliver, and one can assume Transformers: The Last Knight will also surpass the $1 billion box office mark.
Check out the teaser trailer below and tell us what you think!!
Transformers: The Last Knight opens nationwide June 23, 2017.
With superhero and animated franchises serving as the king of the cinematic kingdom, big budget thrillers have gone the way of the dodo bird, and one would assume an Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins thriller would have had a much bigger release in the 1990s.
But living in the past can be a bad thing, and thankfully Misconduct features the aforementioned actors along with a solid cast to craft a first rate suspense flick which should keep you on your toes.
Josh Duhamel is Ben Cahill, an ambitious lawyer who will do everything it takes to climb up his firm’s ladder and impress his boss (Al Pacino). Ben’s laser focused career goals is one reason why his marriage to Charlotte (Alice Eve), a dedicated and overworked nurse, is going south.
When Ben’s mentally unstable ex-girlfriend Emily (Malin Akerman) reenters his life (via a Facebook friend request!) and divulges that her billionaire boyfriend Denning (Anthony Hopkins) is running a corrupt pharmaceutical business, Ben sees a multi-million dollar lawsuit in the making.
With dreams of glory and a rich payday right around the corner, Ben can’t see the forest from the trees. Thanks to a dying, motorcycle riding hitman who’s obsessed with truth (Byung-hun Lee) and a series of double crosses, mayhem and murder is now the order of the day, as Ben’s new goal is to simply stay alive.
Director Shintaro Shimosawa references the work of visual master Brian De Palma (Body Double, Dressed To Kill) as an influence for Misconduct, and the film’s greatest asset is Shimosawa’s visually arresting and cerebral approach to setting up a sequence. Most of today’s movies focus on pushing the narrative, relying on coverage and quick cutting to tell their story, and while that aesthetic can oftentimes be effective, the art of frame composition is usually lost in the process. If you love De Palma or Chan-wook Park’s (Stoker) approach to storytelling, then Misconduct should be a compelling watch.
Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino are well aware they are working within the baroque and operatic universe of a thriller, and they fill their respective monologues with scenery chewing gusto. Though Josh Duhamel seems a bit over matched sparring with these two heavyweights, it actually works, as Ben initially comes off as a pawn in a much bigger chess match. Though Duhamel doesn’t get to paint with as many colors as the film’s supporting players, he does a solid job in anchoring the narrative.
In thrillers, the girlfriend or wife role is usually given short shrift, but highly overlooked actress Alice Eve puts an indelible stamp to the proceedings, delivering the film’s knockout performance. With its stylized flair, Misconduct is an acquired taste that will have its share of detractors. Brian De Palma says that “the camera lies 24 frames per second,” and for many this manipulation equates to highly watchable cinema. Shintaro Shimosawa understands that, even in today’s moviegoing climate, the thrill of a thriller is never gone, and hopefully Misconduct finds its way to welcoming shores.
Misconduct comes out in limited theatrical release and On Demand February 5, 2016. The movie is also discussed on this week’s CinemAddicts, a movie review podcast which is currently available on iTunes.