Last month, Paramount Pictures announced release dates for two sequels to the upcoming ‘Terminator’ reboot, ‘Terminator Genisys’ (my spell-check is still scratching its head with that title). The second movie in the rebooted series will open on May 19th, 2017, while the third will follow on June 29th, 2018. With those dates being so close together, it could be that they’re shooting the second and third movies back-to-back. ‘Terminator Genisys’ opens on July 1st, 2015.
During a recent chat with The Huffington Post, Jai Courtney, who’s starring in ‘Terminator Genisys’ as Kyle Reese, shed some light on the first film in the new series, “What I can say is that we start in a place we’re familiar with from the early films and then, you know, circumstances change. It somewhat shifts the course of events from that point. It’s not necessarily a sequel or a reboot. I don’t even know how you brand it correctly. We’re not remaking one of the early ‘Terminator’ movies. And it doesn’t necessarily carry on from the point where we left off.”
From the Weinstein Company comes these new behind-the-scenes featurettes for writer/director Theodore Melfi’s much buzzed about ‘St. Vincent.’ Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn and Scott Adsit star in the comedic drama, which is about a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in Murray’s character, St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. The film opens in the US on October 24th and in the UK from December 5th.
Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Footage From ‘The Imitation Game’ Premiere At The BFI London Film Festival – Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
The likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong and Charles Dance battled the elements last night at the gala premiere of ‘The Imitation Game,’ which opened the 58th BFI London Film Festival. The London Film Festival runs until October 19th, closing with the Brad Pitt-led World War II drama ‘Fury.’ Check out a sizzle reel of the action below.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) directs from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges.
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted, via USA Today, these first two images from the upcoming conman romance, ‘Focus.’ The film, penciled in for a February 27th, 2015 release date, follows Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith), a professional con artist who takes a young, attractive woman (Margot Robbie) under his wing. They get involved romantically but that becomes perilous in a business where they lie and cheat for a living. The complications of the encounter haunt them when they meet up again in the future.
Complicating matters even more, Nicky finds himself at odds with another suitor for the girl’s affections, as well as a run-in with a former flame…all before the heist of a lifetime. The film is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love). Stay tuned for the film’s first trailer.
BET and Relativity Media have unveiled this first clip from writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s (The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball) ‘Beyond the Lights.’ The film follows a perfectly packaged pop star, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who’s been groomed for stardom from a young age by her overbearing, opportunistic mother (Minnie Driver). Also starring Nate Parker, Danny Glover, Jordan Belfi, Aml Ameen and Machine Gun Kelly, ‘Beyond the Lights’ opens on November 14th.
With the film’s October 17th US release on the horizon, IFC Films has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Peter Sattler’s ‘Camp X-Ray.’ In the film, a young woman (Kristen Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squadmates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (‘A Separation’ star Payman Maadi), both of their worlds are forever shifted. The film, with a screenplay by Sattler, also stars Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria and John Carroll Lynch. Expect a UK release date shortly.