An Observation on Quentin Tarantino

hateful-eight-film-poster-quentin-tarantinoMy commute on the train for the past month involved staring at the poster for The Hateful Eight at one of the stations in between. All I need to see are the words, ‘film by Quentin Tarantino’ and the release date gets instantly memorised.

This made me aware of how my girlfriend and I have made the trip to the cinema for the past 5 years, since the release of Inglourious Basterds, to watch Tarantino movies on the weight of his name alone. Once we’d caught up with the back catalogue there had rarely been a need for us to know the details of the cast, film synopsis or critic/audience response because the final product has always been enjoyable. (In the case of The Hateful Eight, we didn’t get a chance to see a trailer but with the previous films, the decision was made before we’d even watched the trailer.)

I found this revelation of our blind faith in Tarantino’s work quite compelling. Faith that easily crosses into religious territory, where good storytellers akin to prophets amass a following who make their pilgrimage to the cinema.

Just a quick and fascinating observation that I wanted to note down. Are there any directors or franchises you guys follow?

Episode 65 – Age of Ultron review – starring Tom Hardy and… Tom Hardy!

On this episode of the It’s Ok Guys, We’ve Got This podcast, we talk about the first trailer for Kray Twins biopic Legend, Martin Freeman joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and review Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

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Intro song: Lemurian Star by Henry Jackman from Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Martin Freeman joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Film Review – Avengers: Age of Ultron








Martin Freeman joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Martin Freeman has gone from the Middle earth to the world of superheroes in a role that is currently being kept under wraps, in typical Marvel Studios fashion.

He will be making his appearance in the Captain American: Civil War which already boasts an impressive cast including Chris Evans as the title character, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier and Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones. Other new faces this time include the introduction of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo and Spider-Man, whenever he gets officially cast.

Martin Freeman will be joining his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. One can only hope for an encounter between the two actors on screen. Only time will tell.

Captain America is directed by the Russo brothers from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

The movie is set for a summer release date in 2016. So stay tuned


Legend trailer

Because one Tom Hardy is not enough…

The first trailer for the upcoming british crime thriller Legend starring Tom Hardy as the Kray Twins, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, marking his return to adapted screenplays in the genre of crime since the conclusion of L.A. Confidential

Based on the book, The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins by John Pearson, chronicling the rise and fall of the Kray twins; the relationship that bound them together, and charts their gruesome career to their downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969. The cast also includes Emily Browning, Taron Edgerton, Christopher Eccleston and David Thewlis.


First look at the Suicide Squad

 The first image has been released from the upcoming Suicide Squad showcasing the cast in their costumes. 

The image was revealed by director David Ayer in addition to a separate image of Will Smith in his full costume (including headmask) as Deadshot which we have included below. 
The image also includes cast members Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang; Cara Delevingne as Enchantress; Karen Fukuhara as Katana; Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc; Jay Hernandez as El DIablo; and Adam Beach as Slipknot.

The film is set to start shooting from September and will hit our theatres on 5th August 2016. 

Ted 2 Red-band trailer

The latest trailer for Ted 2 has arrived. Be warned, if you cannot stomach the foul mouthed antics of today’s generation (I’m looking at you Captain America) then step away from the screen because you’ll be choking on your bong.

The sequel to commercial success that was the first film, Ted 2 follows the story of our fuzzy bear as he embarks on the latest milestone of his life – To have children. This presents a unique problem because Ted is… well… Ted, and legally as cannot be deemed a parent since he is not technically, human.

But luckily with his trusty buddy John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) standing in as a donor, he consults lawyer Samantha L. Jackson (Amanda Seyfried) and Civil rights legality crusader Morgan Freeman in an effort to acquire the means to be a recognised “Human” parent.
Ted 2 also features the likes of Liam Neeson, Patrick Warburton, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Dorn, Richard Schiff, Martin Klebba, Sam Jones and Ron Canada. Hilarities will ensue on July 10 2015.

Jurassic World trailer

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio

Jurassic World opens in the UK on 11 June 2015

First images from the Point Break remake

   The first couple of images from the upcoming Point Break remake have been released following the recent panel at CinemaCon with the cast and director Ericson Core. The images show that the film will maintain an aspect of extreme sports going into the new film. The images give us a first look at Luke Bracey as Johnny Utah (previously portrayed by Keanu Reeves) and Edgar Ramirez as Bodhi (previously portrayed by Patrick Swayze)

The film has also been given an official synopsis that reads as follows:

In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string of staggering crimes that kill innocent people and send the world’s economy into a tailspin.

Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the callous architects of these inconceivable crimes.

The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by extreme athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.

Ray Winston, Teresa Palmer and Delroy Lindo also join the cast. Point Break is scheduled for a release date of 8 January 2016


Ghost In The Shell to start shooting early 2016

scarlett-johansson-ghost-shellOne day before the UK release of Avengers Age of Ultron, we got word from Scarlett Johansson about the upcoming live action take on Ghost in the Shell. According to the actress, shooting is set to start at the beginning of 2016. 

The Ghost in the Shell is based on the original manga series by Masamune Shirow. The story revolves around a fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st century of Japan.

The original 1995 movie was a cult hit and has had a sequel with another due this year 2015. DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg acquired the film rights back in 2004

The film is set to be directed by Rupert Sanders who was the director of Snow White and the Huntsman with William Wheeler on scripting duty. Margot Robbie was tipped to play the lead but in late 2014 Scarlet Johansson was officially cast as the main protagonist Motoko Kusanagi.