American Horror Story: Hotel had nothing to show by its presence at Comic-Con 2015, but with filming in full swing, Season 5 is dripping an elevator’s worth of fresh blood. Not only do we have our first photos of the cast, but also fresh details on a “drillbit dildo” killer, connections to the first season, and much more.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve gotten some sneak peeks at X-Men: Apocalypse via photos in Entertainment Weekly, featuring new characters like Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, Olivia Munn’s Psylocke, and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm. But what about the other new, young mutants? 20th Century Fox has released a gallery of high-res photos featuring Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Cyclops and more.
American Horror Story: Hotel’s latest castings haven’t done much to validate the series’ supposed Season 5 reinvention, but a new interview with Ryan Murphy might. Not only does the creator confirm that Denis O’Hare will return for Hotel, so too does the possibility of Jessica Lange’s return remain open, while a number of new Hotel details have emerged.
One of the absolute best and most striking sequences in X-Men: Days of Future Past was Quicksilver’s big slow-mo moment in the kitchen, and it looks like we’ll be getting another similar sequence in X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer is teasing another big Quicksilver action scene in a new photo from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, giving us a little taste of the making of such a cool sequence.
American Horror Story: Hotel may end up feeling tonally different from its predecessors, but the cast seems more familiar then ever. Despite a bit of initial uncertainty, franchise veteran Evan Peters has officially been confirmed for American Horror Story Season 5, and we’ve even got his Hotel room number.
One of the highlights of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was Quicksilver’s big, slow-mo action sequence. Although early looks at Evan Peters in the film didn’t exactly inspire confidence, both Peters and Singer really delivered on the promise of the character, giving us one of the most memorable X-moments to date. If you were curious about whether we’d see Peters reprise the role for X-Men: Apocalypse, the actor has revealed that it’s quite likely.
Just yesterday we saw the first poster and image from ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ the latest horror flick from Blumhouse Productions, the folks who brought you ‘Insidious’ and last year’s ‘Oculus.’ We were already sold on the film based on the cast alone, but seeing this first trailer really seals the deal. A film in which Mark Duplass and Donald Glover bring a creepy Olivia Wilde back from the dead? We’re totally there.
One of the upcoming horror films that’s definitely on our radar in 2015 is ‘The Lazarus Effect,’ a new film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions—the same folks behind ‘Paranormal Activity’ and ‘Oculus’ (as well as awards season favorite ‘Whiplash’). Their latest film has a pretty outstanding cast, including Olivia Wilde, who is featured in the first photo and poster, along with her very black and very terrifying eyeballs.
Hollywood has been mining the seminal ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ for ideas for the better part of a century, borrowing characters, details and story beats from the folklore collection and weaving them into all kinds of movies. And for good reason: many of the tales collected within it are astonishing, reflecting a rich, complex society that is completely different from our own. It's the perfect gateway to Islamic culture and often the first step for students of literature who have exhausted what the western world has to offer. And now a bunch of white people are going to make a film version of its most famous story starring, you guessed it, a bunch of white people!
One of the most delightful surprises of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was Quicksilver, the fast-talking, even faster-moving superhero played by Evan Peters, previously best known for his roles on 'American Horror Story.' Although early looks at the character online gave us the impression that he might be something of a joke, Quicksilver ended up delivering one of the best scenes of the film. Not only will he be returning for 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' but the second unit director is teasing that we might see the young hero strike out on his own at some point.