We've seen a bunch of trailers now for 'Jupiter Ascending,' the upcoming Wachowski siblings' sci-fi action film, and while we have no idea whether it will be any good or whether it will make any money, one thing has become abundantly clear: this movie is completely insane.
In the current world we live in - what with the celebrity nude photo scandal - cybercrime is at the forefront of a lot of the conversation. How do we keep ourselves and our identities safe? Such is the plot of 'Blackhat,' the new Chris Hemsworth thriller that stars the 'Avengers' actor as the world's leading hacker (who also happens to be beautiful and is really good at punching people in the face).
Miles Teller has a movie he's very proud of this year. That movie is 'Whiplash,' a movie about the dysfunctional relationship between a jazz drummer and his demented teacher. He says of all the training he put into the film, "It was, by far, the hardest thing I’ve ever done." Miles Teller also has a movie he's not very proud of. That movie is the young adult hit 'Divergent,' which Teller says left him feeling "dead inside."
Last year, Matthew McConaughey rose from the ashes of bad action movies and crummy rom-coms to completely reboot his career. With roles in 'True Detective' and 'The Dallas Buyers Club,' the so-called McConaissance began
Following 2008's disappointing 'The Day the Earth Stood Still,' Keanu Reeves took a break from Hollywood filmmaking. He starred in only three films over the next five years, all of them independent productions, and none of them in the action genre that made him famous. Then in 2013 came the deliriously infectious 'Man of Tai Chi,' which cast Reeves as the villain to Tiger Chen's martial arts hero. Reeves proved that, even at 50 years old, he could still do a fight scene with the best of them, and that his trademark blank delivery was as charming as ever (see: "You owe me a life").
Just one year later, Reeves is back with 'John Wick,' another goofball B-level action movie that's so much fun, you can't help but hope this is the beginning of a new era of action stardom.
Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe became a huge success, there were immediate imitators trying to follow that same model. From the 'Justice League' films to 'Amazing Spider-Man' and, heck, even the upcoming 'Star Wars' movies. It all seemed a bit much, to be honest. But, this latest news might take the cake (or donut?) when it comes to biting style. Dan Aykroyd, the only one involved with the original 'Ghostbusters' who seems to want to have anything to do with the new 'Ghostbusters' says he wants to relaunch the franchise following the Marvel "shared universe" strategy.
While we still don't have a 'Doctor Strange' star as Joaquin Phoenix tries to figure out if he really wants to make a superhero movie, we may be getting closer to an announcement as Marvel has set some other important dates for the film. Shooting on 'Doctor Strange' is scheduled to begin in May 2015 in London's Pinewood-Shepperton Studios and the film has snagged one of the previously announced Marvel release dates.
There are a few ways you could celebrate the 30th anniversary of 'Ghostbusters'. You could watch the film again with the new 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray. You could sing Bobby Brown's "On Our Own" at karaoke. Or, you could gorge yourself on sweet 'Ghostbusters' inspired donuts at Krispy Kreme. (We choose the latter.)
So far, we have heard rumors that two of the three planned 'Star Wars' spinoffs were to follow Boba Fett and Han Solo. Then there was the mysterious third spinoff, which we haven't much concrete information on. Until now. A recent report suggests that despite earlier reports that the spinoffs wouldn't follow any Jedi or Sith characters, Lucasfilm is currently working with artists and a writer to develop an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.