Donald Glover and Aksel Hennie joins The Martian

 Ridley Scott’s latest film The Martian has had some new additions to the cast with Donald Glover and Aksel Hennie joining the cast of the sci fi flick according to TheWrap.

Glover is known for his work on TV series Community and as of recent rap act Childish Gambino and Hennie for his work in 2011’s Headhunters and the recent Hercules film starring Dwayne Johnson.

The film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive for long enough to return home to Earth. The film also showcases an impressive cast of Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Mackenzie Davis and Jeff Daniels.

Hennie will play one of the astronauts on a rescue mission alongside Pena and Mara with Chastain leading the team. Glover has been cast for the role of a bright young NASA employee alongside Davis. Daniels will play the Director of Nasa, while Wiig will play director of media relations. Glover and Davis will play bright young NASA employees.

The film is currently set for a November 2015 release date.


Taken 3 Trailer

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer

The worldwide phenomenon of “The Hunger Games” continues to set the world on fire with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.

Deadpool movie gets a release date

The reception of the test footage released during Comic Con seems to have sparked enough confidence in the studio to back the long awaited Deadpool movie. 20th Century Fox have now announced a release date of 12 February 2016 for our Merc With A Mouth’s first solo movie.

The film is set for a Valentine’s Day weekend release so grab your loved ones for some romantic sword-slashing blood and gore. The film will be going up against the epic Gods of Egypt, the animated Pets and rom-com How To Be Single that weekend.

Ryan Reynolds has been unofficially attached to the project ever since portraying the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and has been a long-time fan. The star commented on the recent test-footage released to the Niagara Falls Review.

“The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while. There was such an overpowering reaction to the footage, you sort of feel like, ‘Oh, so we weren’t crazy for our reasons for loving this character, for loving this role.’ It’s interesting to see the power of the Internet. It’s awe-inspiring, actually,”

Reynolds has made a deal with the the studio to star but odds are that he will. The film will be directed by Tim Miller.

Matt Smith cast for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Matt Smith has been busy since his departure from Doctor Who by signing up for projects such as Ryan Gosling’s Lost River and Terminator: Genisys. Another addition to the resume is the role of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The film will be based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book that took Jane Austen’s social comedy and introduced zombies into this Georgian setting.. The film has been casting quickly and have selected Lily James to play the lead, Elizabeth Bennett, who juggles family expectations and a burgeoning, unexpected romance with Mr Darcy (Sam Riley).

Lily James
Sam Riley

All while she tends to her pressing need to fight the “sorry stricken” aka Zombies, the victims of a plague that has struck the land.

Smith’s character Collins, is a person of high social class on the hunt for a wife, who proposes to Elizabeth which sticks with the original novel. The film will also star Jack Huston, Douglas Booth and Bella Heathcote.

No release date as of yet but the film is set to start shooting next week.

Hollywood & The Pentagon/B6-13

Coincidences are carefully orchestrated events by a brilliant puppet master and after watching House of Cards, I almost always doubt the existence of free will. Frank Underwood has an avid follower in me. But alas, I am here not to spew conspiracy theories (only) but to ask you if you also notice the similarities in our world events and the pseudo-predictions and prepping via Hollywood. Could this be the government’s way of getting the idea into our heads a la Inception before execution so that it is not as much of a shock to us, when it does happen?

Let’s just say, there’s a deadly virus sweeping some West African countries and ravaging the natives, then the heroic Western doctors try to find Patient Zero and cannot, then one of them gets infected and get moved back to say the UK for closer observation. I picture a cute nurse, cliché I know but stay with me on this…this sweet fresh-minted nurse wants to help this isolated man in his last moments, gets infected by a kiss (biting her is so Hollywood), she goes home, kisses her child, who then takes it to school and spreads it further by playing with the children (and this is why I am moving out of London!)

The not-so-secret Secret Book, about how we can focus and change our perceptions leading into the whole concept of abundance of the universe, potential of the humanity and the human brain is also being tested a la Transcendence and Lucy. The ability to transfer the human brain capacity to a computer or expand the capacity of use, tapping into hidden memories and knowledge would have been extremely useful during my University exams but it is a concept which is being sold to us alongside allowing humanoids such as robots control parts of our lives, Robocop, Extant, I-Robot… Think you do not have a robot, then ask Siri/Google Now whether you need an umbrella today. There are levels of thought-provoking instances in these movies, which imply that we evolve past our basic human instincts and expand.

A phrase by Morgan Freeman, stays with me throughout this thought-process, after all these years of human evolution, man’s ability to evolve from the other animals and use at least 10% of their brain capacity has allowed us to achieve so much. But then he says “And this is the crucial part of our philosophical reflection we have today: can we therefore conclude that humans are more concerned with “having” than “being”?

Next time, a series called Homeland wins Emmys and a long lost spy is brought home after being kidnapped for a long time, do not LOL. I bet when your TV screens go static and an alien voice pops up and says ‘we are going to invade earth’ you wouldn’t bat an eyelid, but go out and fight due to Hollywood’s many years of conditioning. There’s a lot that people in power know, and they are pretending not to tell us.

Now I will be off to build my personal bunker… for the invasion.

Avengers: Age of Ultron gets official synopsis

Avengers: Age of Ultron has released an official synopsis revealing some of the finer details from the forthcoming sequel which seem to tie up all the rumours coming out in the run up to its release.

“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program,” reads the blurb, “things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.”

“As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.”

“The team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.”

Directed by Joss Whedon and also starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannsen, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Age Of Ultron opens in the UK on 24 Apri l 2015

Zack Snyder tweets new image of Batmobile

Zack Snyder tweets new image of BatmobileZack Snyder released a whole slew of images yesterday from the set of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. 

However, these images were trumped when the director tweeted an official image of Batman’s ride accompanied by the caption “Here’s a real picture of the #Batmobile”.

The new Batmobile seems to have evolved from the Tumbler introduced in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy with the addition of some front-mounted weaponry for our caped crusader to bring justice and order.

Directed by Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits our big screens on 25 March 2016.


De Niro and Efron pair up for comedy Driving Dick Kelly

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are looking to form the strangest of duos in upcoming comedy Driving Dick Kelly.

THR reported that De Niro is currently in talks to play a former army general who is convinced that his grandson (Efron) is on the brink of marrying the wrong woman.

The grandfather decides to plan a roadtrip to Florida to coincide with spring break, in the hope that Efron realises that he is not ready to give up the single life just yet.

The film will be directed by Dan Mazer, whose previous work was 2013’s I Give It A Year. No release date has been given as of yet.