It was just a week ago that the first rumblings of Cannes rumors began to swirl in advance of the prestigious film festival’s official programming announcement in April. As eager film fanatics slumbered with visions of new pictures from Nicolas...
House of Cards is certainly cutting it down to the wire, lacking a full trailer one month out from its March 4 debut, but that isn’t the only cut Frank Underwood has made over the years. Come, reminisce of another brutal murder in the President’s cabinet, as we count down to House of Cards Season 4.
The penultimate year of HBO’s Girls is nearly upon us, and Season 5 isn’t wasting any time diving Marnie-first into the awkward. Our first full synopsis for the season puts a wedding off the bat, with plenty of friction between Adam and Hannah’s new boyfriend, also unveiling guest stars and a budding new combination.
HBO’s Girls may come to an end in the next few years, but Hannah and co. have so much left to learn. So, so much. We’re not far ahead either, as the new trailer and poster reveal guest stars from Aidy Bryant to Corey Stoll, and all the Hannah you’ve come to expect.
Remember Crash? Like several of its other Best Picture-winning brethren, Crash is a film that no one has really thought about since it won the Oscar (like The King’s Speech…and The Artist…), but Anesthesia remembers it very well. The new film from actor / director Tim Blake Nelson has debuted a trailer, featuring Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, and several other very likable people whom you often enjoy in other films. So what happens when you put them together in an interconnected narrative about humanity…or something…? See for yourself.
Whatever you make of FX’s Guillermo del Toro-adapted vampire thriller The Strain, the vampire apocalypse isn’t about to end with Team Eph’s current run. The network has officially infected the series with a Season 3 renewal, bringing more eye-worms and towering Strigoi to New York City streets in 2016.
Let’s get real here: Being a superhero sucks. You get the crap kicked out of you on a regular basis. The police chase after you and accuse you of being a criminal. The media writes negative stories about you and calls you a public menace. You can’t hold down a job or maintain a stable love life, because you’re always leaving work or dates at a moment’s notice to save the world. You can’t charge any money for your efforts, because heroes are supposed to be selfless (and therefore dirt poor). There’s no union, so there’s no health insurance either (just think of the cost of the dental work to repair all those broken teeth). It’s a miserable, thankless life full of dedication, honor, and sacrifice. Yuck.
FX vampire thriller The Strain will return for Season 2 in only a few hours, but the Guillermo del Toro-adapted series couldn’t wait to vomit forth a few wormy details from Comic-Con 2015. In addition to a number of bonus shorts debuted on the panel, del Toro revealed that he himself had directed an important character introduction, and we were on hand at the panel for a full report.
Ant-Man star Corey Stoll could’ve blown me off. Somehow his appointment to call me got lost while he was doing press for the latest Marvel movie, and he had already wrapped for the day and was headed home. But instead of canceling, Stoll called while he was driving home, and even after a long day of movie promotion, you could still tell how excited he is to be in this movie. He’s not one of those actors who pretends he’s a big geek while pushing a superhero movie, but in reality has never read a comic cook: he’s the real deal. In fact, as he says below, he originally wanted to be a comic-book artist. I spent the afternoon talking to Stoll about his role in Marvel’s latest film, whether he thought about leaving the film when Edgar Wright was replaced and how he was surprised as anyone else how much he enjoyed working on it.
Marvel is all about bigness. In the last couple years, the comic-book company turned Hollywood goliath has become become synonymous with a certain kind of blockbuster that’s so large it metastasizes beyond its own borders and crosses over into others. Marvel doesn’t make movies; they make universes. But you can paint yourself into a corner by perpetually topping yourself. At a certain point, how much bigger can you get?