Been a big year for Johnnie Cochran, considering the skilled lawyer passed away in 2005. We all thought the full extent of his posthumous popularity spike would be a mention on track one, side one of a Kanye West studio record, but then along came American Crime Story
There are several big mysteries in the neo-noir thriller Triple 9 but none bigger than this one: How the hell did they get a cast this great to show up for a movie this mediocre?
Mark Ruffalo was spotted on the Captain America: Civil War set last year, but it wasn’t long after that Ruffalo and Marvel’s Kevin Feige said that Hulk had been cut from the film, which is already a bit crowded with superheroes as it is — so much so, that fans have taken to calling it Avengers 2.5. But according to one Civil War star, Ruffalo might be making an appearance after all…or not. He may have just been confused.
As shown in the trailers for The Night Before, Jonathan Levine's latest film centers on best friends played by Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie, who attempt to have the most booze-soaked, drug-fueled final Christmas hurrah before their responsibilities get in the way. But there's a little more to the plot than just that. MTV has released the NSFW opening sequence from the upcoming comedy, which features some poetic narration from Tracy Morgan and sets up the film's premise.
I don’t think I’ve ever not recognized Kate Winslet in a movie before. But I did not recognize her in the latest trailer for Triple 9. It wasn’t until her name flashed onscreen that I even realized it was her — and even then I had to rewind to see for myself. According to Wikipedia, which is never wrong, she plays “a Russian-Israeli Mafia moll.” My favorite kind of Mafia moll!
John Hillcoat is the director behind The Road and Lawless, which makes Triple 9 an instant must-see. Originally conceived as a starring vehicle for Lawless star Shia LaBeouf, Triple 9 was put on the back burner for a few years before Hillcoat got back to work on it, replacing LaBeouf with Casey Affleck for this nasty little crime thriller. The first trailer has arrived, and as the red band warning promises, things get very, very brutal.
When Vice President Joe Biden appeared on The Late Show last week, Stephen Colbert’s first question was about authenticity. “You’re not a politician who’s created some sort of facade to get something out of us,” Colbert said. “We see the real you. How did you maintain your soul in a city that is so filled with people who are trying to lie to us?”
In keeping with the Christmas-y theme of Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rowdy comedy The Night Before, we now have a green band trailer to go along with that raunchy red band trailer from last month. It’s not as debauched as that first trailer, but The Night Before still looks like high-larious fun (sorry).
And that’s a wrap…for now. Captain America: Civil War has completed principal filming, and now the post-production process (and our long march to next May) begins. The film shot primarily at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, with additional filming taking place in Berlin (hello, Baron Zemo) and Puerto Rico. The news was delivered by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, while additional, supplementary filming will likely occur sometime over the next few months or so.
The most obvious draw in Captain America: Civil War is getting to see so many superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe throw down. The quieter, more appealing draw is getting to watch the unlikely partnerships that develop on each side of this conflict. A new photo from the set has revealed a duo that’s going to stop the hearts of fan fiction writers all over the internet.