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In other release date news from Sony, the studio will release Masters of the Universe on Dec. 18, 2019 — two days before Universal’s long-gestating Wicked movie and a live-action fairy tale film from Disney. No word yet on who will play He-Man, but John Cena would seem to fit the bill.
Jonathan Demme died early Wednesday morning at the age of 73 and left behind an incredible legacy — not just with this films, but with his creativity, empathy, and social impact.
Set in Japan, the story follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog. The voice cast includes Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban, as well as Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig and none other than Yoko Ono.
Willis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford, a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader (Jason Momoa) and teams up with his best friend (John Goodman) to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs.
Written by Elyse Hollander, the script is set in the early ’80s in New York as young Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, falls in love, and begins to find fame in a business that doesn’t always treat women very well.
What’s interesting about the release date for Episode IX is that it seems to be positioning the Star Wars franchise for a shift from December to May, as the Avatar sequels just claimed December release dates in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025.
The sequel sees Taron Egerton return as Eggsy alongside Mark Strong and, yes, a one-eyed Colin Firth, who reprises his role as Harry Hart even though the character died in the original 2014 movie. That trio is joined by four Oscar-winning new cast members, Julianne Moore Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Sir Elton John, as well as Channing Tatum.
Described as The Purge meets The Bourne Identity, the story follows four criminal soldiers whose killing skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments. When they escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror, only a former Army medic, his tough high school sweetheart and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers.
Universal is making moves without Diesel, who is probably upset about this given how well the new film has performed, but can you really blame the studio for wanting to shake things up?
The veteran producer talks about working with Tim Burton early in her career, WB’s commitment to diversity, the possibility of another writers’ strike and the collapse of exhibition windows.
We’ll be honest, this one was tough. There’s no Jay and Silent Bob, no Annie Hall, no one from Dazed and Confused, no Woody Harrelson, or even Seth Rogen! Hell, the guys from Friday didn’t even make this list, but they sure would’ve been the Honorable Mention… if we were doing one of those.
His company, Benderspink, was a behemoth in the lucrative spec market, but Spink didn’t just have an eye for broad commercial fare. He also had good taste in edgy material as evidenced by A History of Violence, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
Callum Turner stars as an aspiring chef whose hustler brother asks him to complete a job for him. It all seems simple enough — meet a driver with a briefcase, proceed to a rendezvous spot and exchange one briefcase for another. But Danny swaps the wrong bag, sending him and the driver Ellie (Grace Van Patten) on a two-day odyssey through NYC.
Given it’s rather weird premise, it’s no surprise that Wakefield earned mixed reviews out of Telluride last fall, but at least it’s something we haven’t really seen before, and if anyone can knock this kind of role out of the park, it’s Emmy winner Cranston.
Kyle Chandler’s crime noir comes back on May 26, while Kevin Spacey’s political drama returns May 30, so you’d better make sure your Netflix subscription is in order next month.