Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
“When you add it all up and factor in the role the internet plays in all of this, it means the exclusivity and uniqueness that used to be the main attraction of San Diego Comic-Con since 1970 is over,” writes John Steven Rocha.
Besides Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, you can expect to see Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain and Ben Stiller north of the border come September.
STX stuck to its guns by releasing Valerian in mid-July, surrounded by franchise films and Christopher Nolan’s latest. Sure enough, it wound up dead in the water, posting the same opening weekend number as The Fifth Element 20 years ago. Not good, and all the foreign pre-sales in the world won’t make it a winner.
The former Disney Channel star had never heard of Dahmer when he auditioned, but he wouldn’t be the first young actor to get a career bump from the creepy role, as Jeremy Renner also played Dahmer prior to The Hurt Locker.
The story follows newlyweds Alice and Jake, who after receiving an enticing wedding gift, decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life.
007’s next adventure is slated to open between a pair of Warner Bros. releases, including a new DC movie. Should Warners land the Bond franchise, expect the studio to shuffle those other release dates.
Taika Waititi directed the comic book movie, which looks just like most Marvel movies, but with more of the filmmaker’s trademark quirky humor and a couple of nifty haircuts for our two leads.
Judging from the trailer, the Stranger Things kids will take on an even bigger threat in the second season, which appears to have had its budget increased following the show’s breakout success.
The new sci-fi series features a diverse cast that includes Jason Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, James Frain, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif and Anthony Rapp, the latter of whom plays the first openly gay Star Trek character on TV.
In this big-screen battle for Ninjago City, Dave Franco plays young Master Builder Lloyd, who is a secret ninja warrior along with his friends. Led by Master Wu (Jackie Chan), they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.
The question is whether Henry Cavill will return as Superman. Though Jason Momoa told a young child that the Man of Steel is indeed dead, the big “S” on the Justice League poster suggests otherwise.
Flashpoint sees Barry Allen travel back in time to save his mother from being murdered. However, when he returns to the present, the world is in chaos and the Justice League isn’t around to help, forcing the Flash to save the day on his own.
Don’t be surprised if the cast is overshadowed by the appearance of pop culture icons such as the Iron Giant, Freddy Krueger and the DeLorean from Back to the Future, not to mention references to Akira.
“It’s easy to lose the parents in a film like this, but both John Turturro and Edie Falco have their moments, and Landline allows both of them prove just how nimble they are at character-building,” writes Drew McWeeny.
Collider’s Christina Radish joins the show to discuss Matt Damon’s RFK biopic landing the Dark Tower director, and the secret movie that Steven Soderbergh shot on an iPhone.
Sheen plays a man trapped in a North Tower elevator along with Gina Gershon, Luis Guzman, Wood Harris, Olga Fonda, Bruce Davison and Jacqueline Bisset.
Joseph Kosinski directed the firefighter drama, which stars Miles Teller, Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale and Taylor Kitsch as the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez co-star alongside Lucy Fry, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Hernandez, Margaret Cho, Dawn Olivieri and Kenneth Choi.
The Spierig brothers are directing this latest chapter, so maybe it will be a return to form for the franchise, not that its fans seem to care. After all, these movies have grossed more than $870 million worldwide.
Set in a future where people are enhancing their lives with smart technology implants, Augmented follows a successful criminal defense attorney who has her body hijacked by an anonymous hacker and struggles to prevent him from using her to commit a series of proxy murders.