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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Review: I Guess ‘The Okay Seven,’ While Accurate, Wouldn’t Sell Tickets

by Matt Singer September 8, 2016 @ 2:13 PM
Awards season may be underway with the official start of the Toronto Film Festival, but the fall of 2016 picks up right where summer left off with Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ a loud and frenetic update of an old classic very few people were clamoring for. The question with any remake is why; why a new version and why one now? The movie just made its world premiere as the opening night film of TIFF 2016, and I still don’t have a satisfying answer to that question.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Are Very Serious in Space in the First ‘Passengers’ Poster

by Matthew Monagle September 4, 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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Now that summer is officially drawing to a close, people are preparing themselves for the inevitable shift from the blockbuster season to the award season. Sometimes the award season movies have months of build up, with endless festival buzz and Oscar speculation; sometimes, though, a film is just sort of there, expected to do well because of its cast and crew but with no real hype to speak of. One such movie is Passengers, the high-concept science fiction film from Sony starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Much like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Passengers seems expected that special holiday mark between blend of big budget entertainment and arthouse sensibility.

You Have Chris Pratt to Thank for Kurt Russell’s Role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

by Matthew Monagle August 27, 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: whenever you need to cast someone as a giant floating face planet, get Kurt Russell. Russell has long been one of our most self-deprecating movie stars, an immensely talented actor with movie star looks who, for some wonderful reason, always preferred to play the buffoon over the action hero. Movies like Big Trouble in Little China and even the more recent The Hateful Eight reveal that Russell is never happier than when making fun of his movie star persona.

Check Out the First Photos of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Passengers’

by Matthew Monagle August 13, 2016 @ 3:03 PM
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While it’s not an officially recognized movie genre, the type of film that I’ve come to think of as ‘Being Lonely in Space’ is one of the few genres that can bring together the artistic and the commercial audiences (think of movies like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar or Ridley Scott’s Alien). This is the kind of company Sony hopes will be kept by Passengers, its upcoming sci-fi release with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ Gets a New Logo at Comic-Con 2016

by Erin Whitney July 23, 2016 @ 9:01 PM
Back in June, James Gunn teased that he and the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' gang would bring “something pretty cool” to Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. We didn’t get a new trailer, but we did get a logo and some details about a new clip.

‘Jurassic World 2’ Rumored to Begin Production in Hawaii in 2017

by Britt Hayes July 21, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Despite lukewarm reviews, Jurassic World made more than enough bank at the box office to guarantee a sequel. Universal recently set a 2018 release date for Jurassic World 2, with The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona taking over for Colin Trevorrow, who will still work on the screenplay with co-writer Derek Connolly. With just under two years until the next installment in the franchise hits theaters, we’ve been wondering when Bayona & Co. might get to work, and according to a new rumor, it won’t be long from now.

James Gunn Confirms ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Comic-Con Plans With Chris Pratt in New Set Video

by Britt Hayes June 18, 2016 @ 1:29 PM
A couple of weeks back, directors James Gunn and Scott Derrickson hinted that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Doctor Strange will be making an appearance during Marvel’s panel at Comic-Con next month. In a new video from the set of the former, Gunn confirms those plans while officially wrapping production with Chris Pratt on the sequel.