Someone should really cut a MTV Real World-style version of this trailer: “This is the story of a group of strangers picked to live in a fake prison. Find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start getting real. The Real World: Stanford Prison Experiment.” There’s your free idea for the day, internet.
After a string of underwhelming films, John Travolta is trying his damnedest (and really giving an effort, judging by this trailer) to deliver. He’s not just faced with the impossible challenge of pulling off the most difficult heist in history in the trailer for The Forger, but he’s also faced with a couple of other challenges: first, to win back the affections of the movie-going public, and second, wearing that ridiculous hair.
We’ve heard for some time now that Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is casting the roles of young Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm, as the film will focus more on the younger generation of ‘First Class’ rather than once again uniting both old and new casts. While several names were floated, Fox has officially settled on their choices, with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner set to play Jean, ‘Joe’ star Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, and ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ star Alexandra Shipp taking on the role of Storm.
Just a couple of months ago, we found out that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ was adding some new mutants to the cast—well, not exactly new, but they are looking to cast younger versions of familiar faces. Namely, Scott Summers (aka Cyclops) and Jean Grey. Several names were in the mix, including Elle Fanning and Chloe Moretz, and today brings news of even more young stars being considered for the roles.
There are some actors that I just inexplicably root for. I have no idea what this means or why I do this, but the best way I can explain it is that it’s almost as if the actor is a sports team and I want that actor to win. But at least with sports, there’s regional pride to fuel a sometimes unhealthy rooting interest in what are essentially strangers. There’s really no explanation as to why I feel this with an actor like Nicolas Cage. But, yet, I do.