Here’s a great cinema event for my fellow Londoners: As part of the “Phoenix Nights” series, the brilliant film critic Mark Kermode will be introducing ‘The Elephant Man’ – David Lynch’s captivating classic about a Victorian surgeon (Anthony Hopkins) who takes an interest in a heavily disfigured and mistreated man who’s scraping a living as a side-show freak (John Hurt) – at the Phoenix Cinema on October 3rd at 11.30pm. Outspoken, opinionated and never lost for words, Mark Kermode is the UK’s best known and most trusted film critic, as well as a supporter and patron of the Phoenix East Finchley. For more info head on over to the Phoenix’s official website. I’m there!
After recently premiering at Fantastic Fest to stellar reviews (its currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes), Lionsgate has unleashed this new TV spot for Chad Stahelski’s action-thriller ‘John Wick,’ which stars Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Dean Winters, Jason Isaacs, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizmo and Willem Dafoe. In the film, an ex-hitman (Reeves) comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground. ‘John Wick’ is described as a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre.” The film opens in theaters on October 24th in the US. Expect details about a UK release shortly.
Universal Pictures has unveiled this first TV spot for Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ which sees Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd and Harry. Set twenty years after their last adventure, the good-hearted yet dimwitted best friends head out in search for Harry’s long lost daughter. ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ opens on November 14th, and the likes of Rachel Melvin, Rob Riggle, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden and Steve Tom co-star.
Asa Butterfield Eyed To Join Eva Green In Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’
Asa Butterfield is reportedly being eyed to join Eva Green in Tim Burton’s adaptation of ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.’ Based on the Ransom Riggs novel, the story follows a teenager (possibly Butterfield) who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. Green plays the title character, who acts as a guardian for these orphans.
Back in June it was first announced that writer-director Quentin Tarantino is returning to the world of Django Freeman, the star of his 2012 Academy Award-winning ‘Django Unchained.’ Tarantino has teamed up with Matt Wagner to write a team-up between his western hero and the long-lived pulp hero Zorro. Co-published by DC Entertainment and Dynamite Entertainment, the art for the “Django / Zorro” series is by Esteve Polls (with covers by Jae Lee and Francesco Francavilla). “Django / Zorro” #1 will hit comic shelves on November 5th, and you can check out the synopsis below.
After previously working with Liam Neeson on ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’, Seth Macfarlane has revealed on Twitter that the actor will also appear in his upcoming ‘Ted’ sequel. Macfarlane writes: “Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2.”
Although Liam Neeson’s role is unknown in the film, Morgan Freeman will reportedly play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. Amanda Seyfried also stars in the R-rated film, and several other A-list cameos are expected. ‘Ted 2′ sees Mark Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. Seth MacFarlane is back writing, directing and voicing the titular bear.