2013 has come and gone and my thoughts on the best movies of last year can be seen here. Now it’s 2014 it’s another year for great movies; here is a list of movies I’m most looking forward to seeing and can only hope they don’t let me down.
I didn’t forget the big ones that may appear on a lot of lists (X-men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America), I might even watch them; they just didn’t end up on my radar.
What are you warming up to see? Shout out in the comments below.
Graham’s Trailer Roundup! The Boxtrolls, Legends of Oz, Grace of Monaco, Frank, Afflicted and Batman: Arkham Knight
Everyone loves movie trailers; we can’t get enough of them here in The City of Films. It’s an art form that stands alone from the film itself and has a remarkable power to move us. Trailers can give us chills, laughs, goose bumps and sometimes even anger us. We can’t always post them all, so here’s where we play catch up; it’s Graham’s Trailer Roundup!
This Roundup Includes: The Boxtrolls, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, Grace of Monaco, Frank, Afflicted and Batman: Arkham Knight
One of the most anticipated shows of this upcoming season is FX’s Fargo, a 10-episode series executive produced by the Coen Brothers who made Fargo, one of the greatest movies of all time. There’s a not a lot of details out there regarding the show, so we don’t know how close it will be with the movie. The cast is amazing: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldberg, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, and Colin Hanks just to name a few.
FX has released ten teaser-trailers! Fargo premieres April 15th on FX, the PLAYLIST of all the trailers is below:
A biopic of Martin Luther King Jr.has been trying to get off the ground for years by many different names; Paul Greengrass and Oliver Stone are just two that have been attempting to get King’s life story on the screen. Reports now indicate that the civil rights leader’s story is coming to the small screen via HBO and The Wire creator David Simon.
It will be a six-hour miniseries adaptation of Taylor Branch’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book trilogy America: In the King Years, Simon will spearhead the miniseries with his Treme co-creator Eric Overmyer. Oprah Winfrey is also attached to back and produce the series. It’s said that Simon will write at least the first episode, as well as the bible for the entire mini. America: In the King Years chronicles the life of the civil rights leader from his first sermon in 1954 to his assassination in 1968.
If you watched The Wire you know that Simon has ability to bring out stories that would otherwise go untold or watered down. He is unflinching and somewhat of a rebel in the best way a storyteller can be; I can’t wait to see what the does with the project.
One of the greatest video games I’ve ever played is officially making its way to the big screen for an adaption that everyone assumed was going to happen. Naughty Dog, the award-winning studio behind The Last of Us, and Screen Gems is distributing the live-action movie adaptation.
The story follows Joel who is trekking across a post-apocalyptic United States in 2033, in order to escort the young Ellie to a resistance group with the hopes of surviving a viral pandemic. It’s not zombies, so don’t worry. The game’s creative director, Neil Druckmann, will write the film’s script and produce alongside the company’s co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, Game Director Bruce Straley, and Sam Raimi via Ghost House Pictures.
Here are all the details on The Last of Us adaptation in a boring press release as well as a video showing actor Seth Rogen playing the prologue to the game:
Welcome to the weekend preview everyone, check out what’s happening this weekend and decide what you’re going to do. The City Strip will be another classic on Monday, so check that out too! Kevin said he was running behind, so I guess he doesn’t like his thumbs…
Better response to this flick than I thought there would be; it still looks like something I would not enjoy – as much as I didn’t enjoy 300. Eva Green is in it though, so I’m torn; she hasn’t had a real hit since Casino Royale and then she was just for decoration. I hope she kills some people this time around.
The best part of the The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is hitting the big screen! I’m so glad this wasn’t a hybrid of live-action and animation like The Smurfs and Chipmunks. It doesn’t seem to have dumbed down on the educational points we are used to with Peabody & Sherman either, so you’re going to learn too! Wait no come back…
Here is the anticipated first trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Josh Brolin stars as the “physically-altered” Dwight (Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell. He says the title in the movie! It’s good to see Mickey Rourke on the screen again; he owned this role back in 2005 and seems to be back at home here.
The film also stars Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd, watch the trailer below:
Television has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last several years. For whatever reason the draw to TV shows has been growing while it almost feels like the attention given to films has been decreasing. For film lovers and theater aficionados this is quite alarming, and for those who love nothing more than curling up on the couch to enjoy their media – a dream come true. What is it that has caused this shift in pop culture? Can we boil it down into an easily absorb-able Internet blog article? We’re about to find out! Continue Reading
If you’re not familiar with the legend here’s the short of it: It’s been reported for years that Tom Selleck turned down the titular role of Indiana Jones in favor of Magnum P.I. and that he regretted it like a cab drive picking up a drunk with promises of no spewing.
So now we learn from the mustached horse’s mouth that Selleck never actually turned down the role. He set the record straight on Letterman, watched the interview below and the screen test too!
The remake of the movie based on the musical Annie is here which means FOX News will discuss this modern retelling in the most levelheaded way right? Beasts of the Southern Wild star and Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis stars as the titular orphan who is adopted by the wealthy Daddy Warbucks or this time around “Benjamin Stacks” played by Jamie Foxx.
I’m not really buying Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, but a bigger issue is the trailer itself is basically a short version of the movie. With the auto-tune music and the heavy melodrama, I’m curious to see if it reaches audience young and old. Who are we kidding? It’s doing to make a trillion dollars.
Produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z, the film also stars Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and David Zayas.
Annie opens December 19th, watch the trailer below: