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.
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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.
Just yesterday we got our first official look at Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight via a mustache-heavy Entertainment Weekly cover, implying that Kurt Russell probably doesn’t even have to act in this movie because his mustache will do all the work for him. As it should. Today brings eight new images from the highly-anticipated upcoming film, introducing all eight of those hateful characters.
Nothing will turn the head of a film fan faster than news about a new Quentin Tarantino movie, so brace yourself for a little whiplash: our first look at The Hateful Eight has arrived and it showcases Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh in all of their weathered, western glory. It also showcases Russell and Jackson’s spectacular facial hair, both of which seem to be battling for dominance (Russell has the edge if you ask us).
The superheroes at the center of Avengers: Age of Ultron resonate so strongly with so many people because they’re so deeply entrenched in popular culture. Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk were around for years before Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo were even born. These aren’t just characters – they’re icons. And while serious comic book nerds know how much Earth’s mightiest heroes have changed with the times, taking a look back at what the likes of Black Widow and Hawkeye and the Vision used to look like is both entertaining and (dare we say it?) educational.
There’s a lot to like about Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the coolest thing about it is the way it reclaims the comic book part of the phrase “comic-book movie.” Rather than using these characters to do something “edgy” or “adult” or “important,” or sanding down their quirkier edges to appeal to as broad and mainstream an audience as possible, Age of Ultron doubles down on its source material’s geeky origins.
Now hear this one out: Samuel L. Jackson plays the President of the United States, whose plan crash-lands in Finland, where he’s subsequently hunted by a group of bad guys and teams up with a 13-year-old kid with a bow and arrow to survive. That sounds incredibly ridiculous, but Jackson is great at incredibly ridiculous. Today brings the newest trailer for Big Game, which goes a bit bigger than the first one.