HBO's 'True Detective' has kept details of of the second season more in mystery than that of the show's own investigations, but before any casting announcements are confirmed, we at last have some real info. HBO has confirmed that season 2 will begin shooting soon, aiming for a summer 2015 premiere date, while shoring up the identities of its three leading characters.
Amid the myriad of speculation and dead horse meme-bashing, yesterday saw HBO’s ‘True Detective’ season 2 rumor mill circling Vince Vaughn as its latest claim, adding fuel to the fire of reported series stars Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch. Now, with an irritatingly endless wall of silence rivaling ‘Star Wars 7,’ HBO is leveled with yet more ‘True Detective’ casting talks from the likes of ‘Mad Men’ maven Elisabeth Moss, and genre favorite Michelle Forbes, among a treasure trove of new casting details.
Casting for HBO's 'True Detective' season 2 was a joke long before it became an actual joke, and the latest A-list name attached to the project is no laughing matter. Following rumors that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch were in talks for the lead, 'The Internship' funnyman (if you can call it that) Vince Vaughn is the latest Hollywood star circling the lead roles of our new 'True Detective.'
'True Detective' season 2 seemed to have its first real break last week with heavy rumors of Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch in talks for the lead roles, while additional details were promised in recent weeks. And while we haven't yet heard anything official from HBO, some tantalizing new details and descriptions of Farrell and Kitsch's characters may have made their way to light.
We're going to need to start a new 'True Detective' WookieeLeaks at the rate these season 2 rumors keep popping up, but following the announcement from HBO that we'd be learning new details over the next week, we're giving this one a bit more weight. Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are the latest rumored names to join the 'True Detective' season 2 parade, but is there any truth to the hype?
'Winter's Tale' makes 'Safe Haven' look like 'The Godfather.' It is an absurd story adapted in the most dreary way possible, with lifeless performances, dull dialogue and laughable special effects. I need to cross-reference my files, but I think it is the worst major studio release with respected actors in five years. If any of us cared about our culture at all we'd be gathering our pitchforks and storming Hollywood now.
I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.
Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.
The first trailer for Akiva Goldsman's directorial debut 'Winter's Tale' will probably make the most sense to those who've read the Mark Helprin book. We're a little unsure of what to make of it, though it stars Colin Farrell as a charming thief and Russell Crowe as a bad guy (and possible sorcerer), so it could be worth watching.
A few titters wafted through the screening of 'Dead Man Down' as the WWE Studios logo came up on the screen. “Prejudice!” I thought. “Who is to say that Vince McMahon's new(ish) venture can't produce a quality piece of filmed entertainment?” Turns out all skepticism was justified.
'Dead Man Down,' a tiresome, predictable slog through every “in too deep” crime story cliché you've ever seen has as much subtlety as the average Face or Heel shouting into the mic during a Monday Night Raw. This is a dull movie that only perks up when it veers into the laughable, as when Noomi Rapace's character intentionally spikes Colin Farrell's character's two-years-in-the-making vengeance plot because she “had a moment,” but then bounces back into plan five minutes later anyway. Yes, I'm getting ahead of myself.