Ryan Reynolds unveils Deadpool’s Suit

 Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to reveal the suit from the upcoming Deadpool movie.

An official synopsis was also released for the anti-hero’s stand alone film:

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

Ryan Reynolds will star in the title role of the film along with Ed Skrein, TJ Miller as Weasel, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, and Morena Baccarin as Copycat. The film will be directed by Tim Miller and is set for a February 12, 2016 release. 

Paper Towns trailer

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love. Starring Cara Delavigne, Halton Sage and Nat Wolff.

Entourage trailer

Based on the HBO Comedy series. Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation trailer

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin

Fifty Shades of… Something?

Fifty-Shades-of-Grey-Poster-2I haven’t read the book, I don’t get the hype and quite frankly I don’t give a hoot. But curiosity takes hold, so when I took out an hour of my free time to indulge it. I was expecting something epically great or epically awful. What I got was an experience akin to the time I lost my virginity, capitulated by the one single question… “Is that it?”

Assuming you don’t already know, the movie is based on a best seller written by E. L. James. At the height of its popularity, women would be seen on public transport, clutching their copies close to their faces as they peered deeply into its content, soaking up every bit of eroticism they could. In this day and age, when franchises are the money making machines, Hollywood naturally decided to translate that into film, to capitalize on its popularity. Released on Valentine’s Day 2015, the film has earned over $500 million, breaking all sorts of box office records and is currently the highest grossing film of 2015 and is already due a sequel in 2016. This is an example of marketing at its most effective and proof that sex, like terrorism, has a strong influence on regular folk.

For all its hype, the film is surprisingly ordinary. Like when a man finds out the reason his wife is screaming hysterically is because of a spider (no offence, but seriously, I had to cut myself off mid dump because I thought you were about to get murdered). The movie focuses on the two main characters, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, both of whom delve into worlds unknown to them and are quickly sucked in by the different shades of sexuality and romance. And if you follow the traditional arc of character growth, they are both at different places by the end, leaving you with a cliffhanger in anticipation of a sequel. That’s pretty much it, without giving away any spoilers for those of you that are keen on it. The actors are great; they have reasonable chemistry and certainly put an underground culture in new light. All I would say is that, it’s not all that it is cracked up to be and its over before you know it. You’re better off watching porn.

I just didn’t care much about the movie, there wasn’t anything I could relate to, and generally, I find the whole concept of romance a bland affair in a cinematic space. But I did learn that women will let you get away with most things, as long as you are rich and famous. It is kind of ironic with all the talk about misogyny and patriarchy being detrimental to the feminist movement.

Sincerely,

Mr Skeptic

Cabin In The Woods director likely to direct the Spidey reboot

Drew Goddard to direct Spiderman reboot in 2017We brought you news last month, that Spiderman was going to make his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with studios Sony and Marvel joining forces  in an unlikely turn of events. It has emerged that Drew Goddard is the most likely candidate to be selected to write and direct the Spiderman reboot for a 2017 release.

Goddard has written scripts for Cloverfield, World War Z and The Cabin In The Woods (which he also directed) and was set to direct The Amazing Spiderman spinoff movie, Sinister Six for Sony Pictures.

The spinoff which focuses on the web slinger’s arch enemies was going to be Sony’s attempt to crank out as many films as possible before the Spiderman rights returned to Marvel studios. However, this idea was shelved after The Amazing Spiderman franchise’s disappointing performance at the box office.

The film will be the first to involve Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige as producer, which is a good decision given his proven track record producing the existing titles in the MCU.

The only disappointing part of this news is that Marvel plan to distance the new Spiderman from that established by Sony Pictures in order to avoid confusion with previous films, which means recasting Andrew Garfield, who we think is perfect for the role.

 

It Follows trailer

For 19-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind. 

Starring Maika Monroe (The Bling Ring) and Keir Gilchrist (It’s Kind Of A Funny Story)

Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

SpockThe sad news has come of the passing of one of our most cherished icons at the age of 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been fighting this disease after years of smoking, despite having given up the habit three decades ago.

Best known for portraying the half human, half Vulcan Mr Spock on the iconic Star Trek series, Leonard Nimoy has had a long and successful acting and directing history.

George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek and was a friend of Nimoy’s, paid tribute to the actor:

The word extraordinary is often overused but I think it’s really appropriate for Leonard

Well said Takei, he will surely be missed.

 

2015 Oscar winners

oscar-statueBirdman rakes in the top awards at the Oscars last night taking best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Eddie Redmayne scooped the most coveted Best Actor awards for The Theory Of Everything.

Best Picture

Birdman – WINNER

American Sniper
Boyhood
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman WINNER

Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything WINNER

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Best Actress

Julianne Moore – Still Alice WINNER

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash WINNER

Edward Norton – Birdman
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall – The Judge

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood WINNER

Emma Stone – Birdman
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Meryl Streep - Into The Woods

Best Animated Film

Big Hero 6 WINNER

How To Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls
Song Of The Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Original Screenplay

Birdman WINNER

Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler