HBO's 'Game of Thrones' will take off this coming Sunday for Memorial Day, but HBO won't exactly shut down, instead airing Ryan Murphy's buzzworthy stage-adapted period drama 'The Normal Heart' in its place. The trailers have all sold us on the star-studded drama chronicling the AIDS outbreak of the '80s, but now HBO has released three brand-new clips to put things over the mark.
When it comes to Marvel Studios news, a lot of people don't know what they're talking about. Sure, the internet gets excited whenever Stan Lee teases a 'Black Panther' movie, but the truth is that Stan Lee has about as much say as to what goes on at Marvel Studios as we do. He may hear things, but he's not actually making any decisions. The same applies to Lou Ferrigno, so take his claim that a new solo Hulk movie is in the works with a grain of salt.
We've seen a few looks at 'American Horror Story' creator Ryan Murphy's forthcoming HBO tearjerker 'The Normal Heart' already, but the latest full trailer for the star-studded AIDS drama is easily the most intense, and emotionally intriguing yet, particularly for fans of its star-studded cast.
HBO continually prepares for a banner weekend this coming Sunday with the premieres of 'Game of Thrones' season 4, Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley' and 'Veep' season 3, but also promotion for its late spring and summer assets. To wit, the latest trailer for HBO's star-studded Ryan Murphy AIDS drama 'The Normal Heart' has arrived, chock full of Emmy-caliber performances we'll be hearing about in the months to come.
Just when you thought HBO had enough to focus on between the 'True Detective' finale, our first real look at 'Veep' season 3, and yet another 'Game of Thrones' trailer, the pay-cable network hits us again. Ryan Murphy's adaptation of iconic stage play 'The Normal Heart' has its own first trailer, with everyone from Julia Roberts to 'The Avengers' star Mark Ruffalo shouting about the HIV-AIDS epidemic of the '80s.
HBO's ‘True Detective’ has neither completed the course of its eight-episode run, nor has that Nic Pizzolato-scripted series even officially attained a season 2 renewal, but recently the internet has been abuzz with #TrueDetectiveSeason2 casting choices, both real and fake. The meme may have run its course, but we decided to take a serious approach to pool Hollywood A-list talent we’d like to see in ‘True Detective’ season 2!
Problematic though Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has proven, the recent announcement that Jaimie Alexander will put in an appearance as ‘Thor’’s Lady Sif has us excited for Marvel’s TV adventure all over again. So we had to wonder, what other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters could ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ attract, from a purely practical standpoint? And how might they figure into the story?
"Sex addiction" and "romantic comedy" aren't two things you generally see lumped together, but the 'Thanks For Sharing' trailer looks to change that. Is it possible to take a subject as potentially sordid and deeply personal as this and craft a crowd-pleasing rom-com where movie stars get to fall in love? We certainly hope so.
The magic of cinema and the magic of magic tend to cancel each other out. Once you convince someone they're seeing alternate realities, alien conquerers, and distant futures, pulling a rabbit out of a hat looks a little underwhelming. It is a cruel, sad truth that a single cut negates all the impact of the greatest act of sleight of hand.
So, a movie about magic needs to be about more than just magic. The silly but not entirely unpleasurable 'Now You See Me' is about showmanship. There are a lot of good actors in this movie, including Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Melanie Laurent, and Mark Ruffalo. They play illusionists, mentalists, hucksters, debunkers, billionaire industrialists, Interpol officers, and FBI agents, respectively(ish). All of them, no matter whether they're wool-pullers or wool-pullees, look like they're having a grand old time misdirecting us through a labyrinthine plot involving magicians, bank heists, and decades-old vendettas. For a while, the fun is infectious. I found myself chuckling at the outrageous character names -- Dylan Rhodes! Jack Wilder! Arthur Tressler! Thaddeus Bradley! J. Daniel Atlas! -- and grinning at the ludicrous twists. Like a mark at a good magic act, I knew I was being worked over and was enjoying every second.