Keanu Reeves reprises his role as John Wick when he becomes the target himself after a former associate plots to overtake an international assassins guild. Wick has no choice but to come out of retirement once again as he has sworn a blood oath to help his associate, putting him up against the world’s deadliest killers in Rome.
Chad Staheliski, co-director of the first John Wick along with David Leitch returns to helm the film himself this time around.
John Wick: Chapter 2 hits theaters February 10, 2017.
The film stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Mcshane, and Lawrence Fishburne. Written by Derek Kolstadt. Directed by Chad Stahelski.
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers. Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 2” arriving in theaters on February 10, 2017.
Cue up that Vangelis. The long-awaited sequel to Blade runner from Denis Villeneuve is finally here. The announcement trailer doesn’t offer much in terms of the plot other than Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is looking for Deckard (Harrison Ford) but it does contain some stunning cinematography from Roger Deakins(Sicario).
Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters October 6, 2017.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
The film stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green. Based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Phillip K. Dick. Directed by Denis Villeneuve.
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Homeland season 6 brings the story back home to deal with the relevant issue of homegrown terrorism and the CIA dealing with a new President who doesn’t quite seem to have a grasp on how important their role in counterterrorism is. Whether it’s 24, or Homeland, Howard Gordon always seems to be one step ahead with plots that are almost a little too close for comfort. In addition to relevant plotlines, the mostly grounded series asks us to take a leap of faith and suspend our disbelief as this season will see the return of Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend).
Quinn was one of the most badass CIA agents to ever grace the small screen until the writers tangled him up in a ridiculous plotline that should have left him dead. While Homeland has always been a fantastical take on the United States’ war on terror, the prestigious series has always been somewhat grounded up until the series went full 24 in the fourth season when terrorists infiltrated the US embassy in Pakistan using a hidden tunnel. While the season’s climax felt more 24 than it did Homeland, the series quickly got back to its more subdued approach to drama but unfortunately the writers sidelined Quinn for the fifth season, literally having him stumble his way into a terror cell only for them to use nerve gas on him. Magically, Quinn survived and is somehow able to speak again. While I love Quinn’s character and I’m glad he survived, it hurts the show’s credibility to keep him in the mix.
Homeland season 6 premieres Sunday, January 15th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
The series stars Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Elizabeth Keane, Dominic Fumusa, Patrick Sabonigui, Sekou bah, and F. Murray Abraham.
The upcoming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson is only a few short months away and it’s time for the marketing campaign to start ramping up to the film’s release. Paramount has released an international trailer for the film which is essentially a remix of the US trailer with a few bits of new footage offering glimpses of The Major in action as well as a shot of her creation from the opening titles of the film. I can’t help but still be so impressed by Rupert Sanders as he looks to have crafted an extraordinary vision that remains completely faithful to the anime.
The film stars Scarlett Johannson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo. Written by Jamie Moss. Directed by Rupert Sanders.
Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31, 2017.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotics advancements in cyber technology.
Rounding out the summer blockbusters of 2017 comes an epic war film from masterclass filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Shot entirely on 65MM, the film based on true events follows a group of soldiers during the evacuation of Dunkirk after allied forces were surrounded by the German army.
Dunkirk his theaters July 21, 2017.
The film stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles.
“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
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Gore Verbinski (The Ring, Pirates of the Carribbean) isn’t quite the name you think of when you hear the words “visionary filmmaker” but the footage seen in the trailers alone from his next film A Cure for Wellness looks absolutely stunning and completely terrifying. 20th Century Fox has released a new chilling international trailer for what it no doubt hopes will be the next horror classic. Regardless, 2017 looks to be continuing the resurgence of horror that began this past year first with by A Cure for Wellness followed by Get Out a week later in February.
A Cure for Wellness hits theaters February 17, 2017.
The film stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imre, Carl Lumbly, and Susanne Wuest. Written by Justin Haythe. Directed by Gore Verbinksi.
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of “The Ring,” comes the new psychological thriller, “A Cure for Wellness.”
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The OA follows Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling), a young blind woman when she returns home after being missing for twenty years with the ability to see.
Breakout indie-star Brit Marling (Another Earth) is back re-teaming with The East and Sound of my Voice director Zal Batmanglij in the new Netflix original series The OA.
Like most original series on Netflix, the trailer has dropped out of nowhere without any other marketing or promotion. The hour-long mystery series directed by Batmanglij will debut with 8 episodes this Friday, December 16th.
The OA follows Prairie Johnson (Marling), a young blind woman when she returns home after being missing for twenty years with the ability to see.
From Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the visionary filmmakers behind Sound of My Voice and The East, comes a powerful, mind-bending tale about identity, human connection and the borders between life and death. The Netflix original series The OA is an odyssey in eight chapters produced in partnership with Plan B Entertainment, Netflix and Anonymous Content. The groundbreaking series offers audiences a singular experience that upends notions about what long-format stories can be.