First Official Look At The New Charlie’s Angels Team

Sony Pictures has released the first look photos for the upcoming Charlie’s Angels movie directed by Elizabeth Banks. The first details of the new team have also been revealed, giving fans an idea on what of each of the characters is all about.“Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), the hard-partying, highly skilled wild card; Jane Kano (Ella Balinska), the ex-MI6 muscle of the group; and Elena Houghlin (Aladdin’s Naomi Scott), the MIT-trained scientist”.

For those who don’t know, The Charlie’s Angels franchise began with a TV show that originally ran from 1976-1981 starring actresses Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. The franchise saw a resurgence in the early 200’s with two films, Charlie’s Angels in 2000 and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle in 2003, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu.

Charlie’s Angels is set to make its debut in theaters on November 15 of this year.

TRAILER: Alita: Battle Angel

Twentieth Century Fox finally released a full trailer for Alita: Battle Angel. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, and David Valdes.

The movie stars Rosa Salazar, best known for her roles in the Maze Runner franchise as Brenda. Salazar plays the half human, half robot known as Alita. Also starring in the movie is two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly.

There is also many actors of note that are in the supporting role, with the likes of Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Rodriguez, Casper Van Dien, and Mahershala Ali.

The film is about When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a doctor who realizes that this abandoned cyborg shell has the heart and soul of a young woman. As she learns to navigate her new life on the streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past.

Check out the trailer below.

TRAILER: Mary, Queen Of Scots

Talk about a royal rumble for the ages. The 2017 Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie face off as two of history’s most compelling queens in the new trailer Mary, Queen Of Scots from Focus Features.

Beau Willimon, the creator of House of Cards, wrote the script based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography “My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots.” The movie explores Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).

The supporting cast includes David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, and Brendan Coyle. This is also the directorial debut for Josie Rourke. The movie opens nationally on December 7.

Check out the trailer below.

TRAILER: Extinction

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi film, Extinction.

A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Now, fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.

The film stars Michael Peña, who you can currently see in the number one movie our right now Ant-Man And The Wasp. The movie also stars Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Mike Colter (Marvel’s Luke Cage), and Israel Broussard (Happy Death Day).

Extinction is directed by Ben Young and is written by Spenser Cohen. Check out Extinction when it premieres July 27, only on Netflix

Check out the trailer below.

Joaquin Phoenix Set to Star in Todd Phillips’ Joker Origin Story

Warner Bros. has announced that actor Joaquin Phoenix will star in an origin story of one of DC’s most notorious Super-Villains, the Joker.

Under the direction of Todd Phillips, the film will center around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.

Phillips will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver. The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta. The film begins production later this year.

Let it be known that there is also another Joker movie happening with actor Jarred Leto as the lead and a Harley Quinn movie in the works as well. So if you are into the clown prince of crime, you have your hands full of live action movies to watch about him.

TRAILER: The Predator

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for The Predator. Directed by Shane Black starring Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn,  Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Boyd Holbrook, and a laundry list of other big names.

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

I am glad they released a new trailer as their first teaser did not make the movie look that great. But after this trailer and taking a look at their IMDB page with all the actors who are starring in it. I can’t help get excited to see this movie now.

Though I should give Director Shane Black more credit as he wrote movies like Last Action Hero, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and The Nice Guys. That alone should give him enough street credibility to create a legit Predator movie and plus he was in the original 1987 Predator movie. Which made a successful, considered back then, $98 million worldwide and went on to make a franchise out of it.

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comment section.

TRAILER: The Equalizer 2

Columbia Pictures has released a new Equalizer 2 trailer and it’s even more intense. Denzel Washington is reprising his role as Robert McCall who has settled into a new life as a Lyft driver. That is until someone needs his help, as seen in the trailer.

The sequel finds Robert out for blood in avenging the death of his former colleague and friend played by actress Melissa Leo who made an appearance in the 2014 original movie. While the original movie’s Rotten Tomato score was only 60% and an audience score of 76%, the movie was considered a huge success as it made $192 million worldwide on a budget of only $55 million.

What should be exciting for moviegoers is the supporting cast Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, and Pedro Pascal, who many know from Game of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Narcos, and is currently filming Wonder Woman 1984.

The Equalizer 2 comes out on July 20. Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comment section.

TRAILER: The Hate U Give

Fox 2000 has released the first trailer for The Hate U Give, this film adaptation from the popular novel of the same name comes to theaters October 19.

In a timely, powerful, and thought-provoking story  Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games, As You Are) witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

The movie is directed by George Tillman Jr. (Soul Food, Men of Honor, Notorious) and screenplay written by Tina Mabry (Insecure, Queen Sugar, Mississippi Damned) and Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun).

The Hate U Give also stars Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby. The movie also features Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Anthony Mackie, K.J. Apa, and Common.

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think about it in the comment section.

TRAILER: How It Ends

Netflix has released a new trailer for their latest film “How It Ends” starring  Theo James and Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker. As a mysterious apocalypse causes the spread of misinformation and violence, a man and his estranged father-in-law race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his pregnant wife.

The movie starts streaming on July 13 only on Netflix. This movie looks like an amazing contribution to the “end-of-the-world” movie genre. I am always one for a good apocalypse movie. Movies like “2012” and “San Andreas” were fun and over the top, well worth watching. But “How It Ends” looks like it takes it to a serious level.

Movies like this seem to work well for actor Theo James as he is well remembered for movies like Underworld: Blood Wars, Underworld Awakening, and The Divergent series. While those movies didn’t perform well, his performance is always well remembered.

What’s even more impressive is that of actor and Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker showing up in this movie. Once again he proves that he is truly a man of his craft as an ex-military man that is only concerned for his daughter.

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think in the comment section below.

Lucasfilm Holding Off On Star Wars Spinoff Stories

It’s being reported that Lucasfilm is putting a hold on all of their Star Wars Story spinoff movies. Instead, they are putting all their focus on Star Wars IX. Because of their newest spinoff story “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was considered a failure by box office standards, movies in development like previously rumored Obi-Wan movie and the recently announced movie Boba Fett that Logan filmmaker James Mangold was in early talks to write and direct aren’t going to see the big screen any time soon.

All of this news comes off of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. The film brought in $84.4 million on its opening weekend and has seen $192.8 million domestically so far, with $339.5 million worldwide in four weeks. Which to level it up to any other movie it would be considered a huge success, but this is a Star Wars movie we are talking about. The expectations are extremely high for the brand to succeed.

The writing was on the wall that Solo wasn’t going to be as big as it could have been. Between opening up in May to competing with Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War, the movie market was oversaturated with huge movies that were just too close together. Plus with the news of the firing directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller during the production and then bringing Ron Howard to replace them sadly gave the movie a negative look, which in reality wasn’t true. But perception is the reality in this case.

For now, Lucasfilm is going focused on the new Star War trilogy that was announced. Writer and director Rian Johnson will create a whole new trilogy that will focus on new characters. Plus they are also putting time into the series of films that will be written by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

It will be interesting to see where Lucasfilm will take Star Wars and if the spinoff movies will come back.