The fifth season of Showtime’s Homeland offered a quick sneak peek of Carrie’s German adventures just before Comic-Con, and now we have an official target date for the next mission. Homeland Season 5 has set an October premiere by its new key art, while critical breakout The Affair will conjure up fluid Season 2 memories on the same date.
The last time someone made a movie based on the long-running Hitman video game franchise, we got an instantly forgettable action movie that wasted the talents of Timothy Olyphant while also being a box office bomb. A lethal combination. Now, less than a decade later, the reboot has arrived. Because that’s what the people are clamoring for. A Hitman reboot. If the new trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 is any indication, than the second outing of this bald, genetically modified assassin will follow in its predecessor’s footsteps. And then it will get rebooted again in less than 10 years because why not?
In theory, there's nothing wrong with rebooting the ‘Hitman’ franchise (a popular video game series that spawned only one 2007 film). The Timothy Olyphant version was nothing particularly interesting or exciting, so the chance to try again is something that we can't fault Fox for. But, when you reboot a movie and it still looks as stale and by-the-books as the new ‘Hitman: Agent 47’, then what was the point in the first place?
At the 11th hour, the trailer for ‘To Write Love on Her Arms’ arrives to officially take the throne as the worst trailer of the year. Maybe there’s a decent movie in there somewhere, but you’d never know by watching the first trailer, which stars Kat Dennings in the “based on a true story” story of a teen girl in Florida who overcomes her drug addiction with the help of some special friends and a good rehab program.
Oh, how we love when a season finale proves every bit as literally explosive as people claim. But for 'Homeland' season 2 finale "The Choice," the explosion in question left a number of holes in the cast, and even more questions how the show will re-invent itself going into a third season next fall. Executive producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa have been making the rounds today to answer reporter questions, but what characters have been officially confirmed to return?