We’ve been blessed with not just one, but two new Spike Lee films this year, both retellings of established stories, and both very different kinds of movies. Following the release of Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (based on the cult classic Ganja and Hess) earlier this year, Lee returns with Chi-Raq — based on the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, the film also happens to be Amazon’s first original production, and we have two new trailers for the ambitious project.
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Quentin Tarantino’s eighth movie is named The Hateful Eight. How perfect is that?
Production is gearing up in Hawaii on Kong: Skull Island, the latest installment in the King Kong franchise which will explore the mythology of the iconic monster on his home island. The first set photos have arrived, featuring a giant skull, a helicopter, and a handful of cast members, including Samuel L. Jackson and Shea Whigham.
Last week the first official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight arrived, and it was absolutely awesome. Christmas cannot get here soon enough — between The Hateful Eight and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s similarly snowy and brutal The Revenant, Christmas is going to be one seriously cold and bloody good time at the movies. In case you were itching to see more from Tarantino’s film, today brings seven new character posters to get you in the mood for the holidays.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is our most anticipated movie of 2015 that doesn’t have the words “star” or “wars” in the title, so pardon us if we can’t help but get excited over the complete batch of posters that have arrived online. The film’s eight characters are spread across seven posters, showing off one seriously impressive ensemble. One film would be lucky to get two or three of these people. But all together? Speaking Quentin Tarantino dialogue? Can we buy a ticket now?
I can’t blame anyone who’s got Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the top of their list of most anticipated movies of the fall and winter. But for me, it’s all about The Hateful Eight.
Big day for news out of Kong: Skull Island. Legendary’s new King Kong movie has had some actor shuffles over the last couple of months, but they may be close to finalizing their cast pretty soon. Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to head to the island along with Tom Wilkinson, while John C. Reilly is being sought after for a role as well.
Quentin Tarantino and the cast of The Hateful Eight will be appearing at Comic-Con next week (I know, it’s so soon) to unveil new footage from the director’s upcoming western — hopefully the Weinstein Co. will find it in their hearts to release that footage online for those of us not attending, but until then, you are free to enjoy a new image from the film.
Pretty much every character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Iron Man, Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Panther, Ant-Man are all set to star. Heck, even Spider-Man and General Ross are part of the cast. But, there’s one major character who is conspicuously absent: Nick Fury. Even star Samuel L. Jackson has no idea why he’s not in the movie.
If you were not very interested in Simon West’s remake/origin story of The Blob, you may have a reason to be a bit more interested now because Samuel L. Jackson has joined the cast. Jackson has a particular set of enthusiastic skills that make him quite perfect for campy material — now we just cross our fingers and hope this new Blob movie is like the amorphous alien version of Deep Blue Sea.