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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The first official trailer for the 8th installment of The Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious is here. The trailer made its debut tonight live on Facebook in Time Square. The film takes the fast family across the globe from New York City to Cuba to the Arctic as they face the anarchist Cipher (Oscar Winner Charlize Theron) in an attempt to bring back their leader Dom Torretto (Vin Diesel) from the criminal underworld and prevent terror from being unleashed on the world.
The Fate of the Furious races into theaters April 14, 2017.
The film stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Chris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, Kristofer Hijvu, with Kurt Russel, Charlize Theron, and Helen Mirren. Written by Chris Morgan. Directed by F. Gary Gray.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
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Assassin’s Creed has the best chance of finally legitimizing video game adaptations in cinema, however. Up until now the marketing campaign for the film has been a strange one, featuring modern day hip-hop clashing against the medieval setting in the trailers. While the film does look like it has potential at being the best video game adaptation yet (which isn’t saying much), the marketing is needed to be spectacular for it to be able to compete with the juggernaut Rogue One. In a last ditch effort, 20th Century Fox has released a final trailer for the film that finally features appropriate music. The film features a tremendously talented cast led by Macbeth alum Michael Fassbender, Marion Cottilard, and director Justin Kurzel.
Assassin’s Creed hits theaters December 21st.
The film stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Michael K. Williams. Written by Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, and Bill Collage. Directed by Justin Kurzel
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
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Summer 2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest movie seasons in history with epic blockbusters featuring superheroes, aliens, monsters, and even super intelligent apes. The king of motion capture Andy Serkis returns as Caesar in the third outing of Fox’s reboot of The Planet of the Apes franchise. The apes are left without a choice when a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson) leads humanity into a war to take Earth back from the apes.
War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017.
The film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Ty Olson, and Alessandro Juliani. Written by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves. Directed by Matt Reeves.
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.
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