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With the first Hail, Caesar! teaser trailer officially released, the award-winning Coen brothers are officially back. Joel and Ethan Coen have kept audiences entertained as credited screenwriters for both Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and now the writer-directors are tackling 1950’s Hollywood. All the glitz and the glam is there, with each shot featuring dazzling costumes, bright sets, and the promise of some incredible song and dance numbers.
After Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) has a brief conversation in a confessional, the Hail, Caesar! teaser takes flight. The music is loud, the cinematography is bright, and every scene oozes with one big name star after another. From Frances McDormand (Fargo; Burn After Reading), who is no stranger to working with the Coens, to Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer; Only Lovers Left Alive) and Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I’m completely geeking over how much talent is in this film. Even the 21 Jump Street duo Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill pop up. The trailer is cheeky, fun, and nostalgic for the uproarious movies of the ’50s.
The short teaser ends with the question, “Wondering what’s going on?” posed by one of the smoking men presumably holding Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). Is this man part of “The Future”? Who or what is “The Future”? Based on what I’ve seen in this tease, Hail, Caesar! is either going to be a true delight or a flop for biting off more than it can chew. How will it carry the plot without getting too swept up in its own fabulousness and wit? Plus, with a cast this lavishly star-studded, will we get true character development or become lost trying to keep up? The Coen Brothers are expert storytellers and have an impressive number of successful films under their belt – see A Serious Man, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men. Let’s hope this one is no different.
Another note of interest is the release date. If it’s critically successful, and I really think it could be, it would have Oscars written all over it. However, the brothers Coen have elected to surpass the awards season hoopla with a February release, meaning Hail, Caesar! would only be eligible for the Academy Awards in 2017. If the film truly delivers, it could have a year like The Grand Budapest Hotel, whose critical momentum carried it from March all the way to the Oscars – a rare feat. But as far as awards go, the Coen brothers, like the honey badger, don’t care.
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Here’s the official plot synopsis for Hail, Caesar! courtesy of Sony Pictures:
Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum. The movie is set to hit theaters on February 5, 2016.
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The newest, full-length trailer for Magic Mike XXL asks, “Are you ready to be worshiped?” That’s because the bad boys from Tampa are looking to deliver on their promise of debauchery when they go on tour to the annual male stripper convention of course. Fifty Shades of Grey is child’s play. This summer, audiences will come to find themselves deeper within the world of male stripping than they ever thought possible. And Warner Bros. is going to start bringing the marketing fast and hard not withholding on any sexual innuendos.
Expanding on the loosely-based biopic of Channing Tatum’s life story, Magic Mike XXL looks like it will be more blockbuster and less a character study, which Steven Soderbergh had original built this franchise on. In the trailer we see Mike and his crew taking their talents on the road, strengthening their skills before they hit the big stripper convention. Think Comic-Con but with even more skin and oily dudes.
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Here’s the official plot synopsis for Magic Mike XXL courtesy of Warner Bros.:
Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.
Directed by Gregory Jacobs, Magic Mike XXL stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Andie Macdowell, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jane McNeill, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, and Michael Strahan. This movie is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2015.
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It’s hard to believe that it was only three short years ago since the Kings of Tampa hit the big screen and destroyed all expectations. This summer, the boys are back in town in Magic Mike XXL, and the stripper with the heart of gold, Channing Tatum, is getting the band back together. I won’t bore you with the details, check out the first trailer after the break. Continue reading
While it has been announced that Channing Tatum will be playing the role of everyone’s favorite Cajun mutant from X-Men, there is now more confirmed reports of the stand alone Gambit film underway. According to reports, Josh Zetumer, whose previous works include the Robocop reboot, will serve as screenwriter for the film. Hit the jump to learn more.
Despite its delayed release, the Wachowski’s long-awaited Jupiter Ascending will see the light of day come February 6, 2015. A new trailer has surfaced from Warner Bros., delving deep within the story’s bigger ideas of reincarnation, an alien dynasty, human farming, and political assassination. There’s a lot going on in this third trailer, and you can dive right into it after the break. Continue reading
Suffice it to say that Comic-Con has turned into a long weekend for celebrities to invade San Diego. Among the lines and the chaos, you might find some Hollywood types shmoozing and boozing between panels. But if you are not able to attend fancy invite-only parties, the best chance anyone has to run into a celeb is by catching them on the showroom floor, become a member of the press, or by lucky happenstance. Check out who we bumped elbows with over the weekend, you might recognize a few. Continue reading
Did you know screenwriter/director’s Chris Miller and Phil Lord have their own LEGO characters? In celebration of The LEGO Movie releasing tomorrow on Blu-Ray and DVD, I thought I could share some awesome tidbits from one of the best animated movies of the year. See what kind of fun facts you (probably) may have not known about The LEGO Movie after the break. Continue reading
Everything is going to be awesome on June 17 when The LEGO Movie hits stores on Blu-ray and DVD; also available on Digital HD. As one of the most celebrated films of the year, and quite possibly the funniest, The LEGO Movie is hands down one of the most anticipated home video releases of the year. Check out all of the awesome special features after the break. Continue reading
A final red band trailer for 22 Jump Street has appeared online. On June 13, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) will be taking the road to higher education, invading
spring break college to bust drug dealers. Without the element of surprise, will we have a successful comedic sequel? You will find the NSFW, red band trailer after the break. Continue reading