Three years will have passed for Sherlock when Season 4 picks up in January (to say nothing of The Abominable Bride in 2016), and fans have been well-warned that the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman series could return intermittently in the years to come. Cumberbatch himself seemed to suggest that Season 4 might be the last for some time, if ever, but creator Steven Moffat isn’t quite so sure.
Earlier this week, we learned that Disney had officially cast Interstellar actress Mackenzie Foy as Clara in their upcoming live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker. You can now add another name to that cast: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Freeman is in talks to join the movie as the mysterious and whimsical Drosselmeyer. Fingers crossed that this means we will get a Morgan Freeman dance number in the new movie.
What’s more unlikely than a gritty, edgy remake of Ben-Hur (of all things)? It might be the moment in the new trailer when Toby Kebbell, in the role of the titular hero’s nemesis, shouts, “Are we having fun yet, brother?!” It’s a line that belongs in an episode of Party Down (RIP), and one that seems hilariously out of place in a movie that features chariots.
Oh boy, another sequel.
If you watched Hail, Caesar! and thought its satire of a Hollywood obsessed with Biblical epics was old-fashioned and irrelevant, may I present the trailer for Ben-Hur?
Magicians: they’re no longer just people who remind of you of the good choices you made in life when seen at children’s birthday parties. Magicians are now “cool” and “sexy” and “played by Lizzy Caplan.” She’s taking the place of Isla Fisher, who was presumably busy keeping a brave face as she watched her husband of six years crawl into an elephant’s vagina, as one of two new key acquisitions for the fledgling franchise. As the newly released trailer embedded above indicates, she’s one of three newcomers, along with Chinese singer Jay Chou and actual boy wizard Daniel Radcliffe, showing a little range by portraying a character who cannot do magic, but does somehow have access to every single computer in the world, which is slightly more implausible.
And now, for their next trick: a sequel!
If you’re at all familiar with Olympus Has Fallen, the surprise 2013 hit about an attack on the white house (no, not White House Down, the other one), you know it was a fairly ridiculous action movie. As is the case with all sequels, you need to go bigger for the follow-up and London Has Fallen does not disappoint: it is exponentially more ridiculous than the first film.
Olympus Has Fallen was definitely — and surprisingly — the better of the two big White House action movies released in 2013 (the other being White House Down, of course). The film certainly has its fans, and those fans will be bummed to learn that the upcoming sequel, London Has Fallen, has been delayed to 2016.
Clive Owen has been having something of a comeback, with his superb role on Steven Soderbergh’s series ‘The Knick’ giving him a much-needed boost and reminding audiences that he’s still damn great. Perhaps seeking to capitalize on that comes the trailer for ‘Last Knights,’ a long-delayed medieval action-drama which was originally filmed two years ago and has since been languishing in studio limbo.