Plans for a fourth Max Max film have long been in the works but the project spent years in development hell. Eventually, Mel Gibson lost interest and walked away forever. Three decades later, a new installment is finally here. Substitute Tom Hardy for Gibson and Namibia as the new backdrop instead of New South Wales and we have Mad Max: Fury Road.
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
Joining Hardy and a bald Theron are Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. George Miller who’s directed all the previous Mad Max films returns to the post-apocalyptic franchise.
Mad Max: Fury Road rides into theaters on May 15, 2015. If the action-packed footage doesn’t lure you to watch it opening weekend, rumors have it that the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to debut before the film. How’s that for an incentive.
Daniel Craig is back for his fourth outing as everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond. The studio just released the first teaser trailer and it’s spectacular. Or should I say, SPECTRE-cular ;)
I’m even more stoked to catch the latest adventures of 007 than before after watching this clip. Is it me, or are the Bond films getting better and better. Definitely very rare for such a veteran franchise.
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
Spectre also stars Christoph Waltz as chief villain Oberhauser, Ralph Fiennes as M, and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra. The clip doesn’t fully reveal Waltz yet, but his menacing voiceover already gives me chills. This bodes well for Waltz becoming a memorable villain.
Check out the teaser trailer below. Be sure to check out SPECTRE when it hits theaters on November 6, 2015.
Jake Gyllenhaal packed on at least 15 pounds of muscle for his latest role as a down-and-out junior middleweight champion in Southpaw. Dude is ripped. Definitely a far cry from his slight frame in Nightcrawler.
The 34-year-old actor plays a boxer, named Billy “The Great” Hope, making a big comeback after breaking down following a personal tragedy. Rachel McAdams costars as his wife with additional appearances by Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and real-life boxer Victor Ortiz.
Check out the trailer below which features a new song from Eminem. Southpaw arrives in theaters July 31.
Slow West immediately made a huge splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The action thriller film was the dramatic winner of the Sundance Institute’s World Cinema Jury Prize.
Finally, the first trailer for the well-reviewed film has dropped. I’m not a fan of westerns but this one has my interest piqued. And not just because that sexy Michael Fassbender stars in it. Though that doesn’t hurt.
“At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.”
The film was written and directed by John Maclean. Rounding out the cast are Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn and Caren Pistorius. Slow West opens in theaters and becomes available on VOD May 15. Check out the trailer below.
Five years after signing off on HBO, the highly-anticipated Entourage film is mere weeks away. Vinnie Chase and his boys dream large and live larger in the big screen version.
Warner Bros. just premiered a new trailer that’s even more-studded than the first. At first glance, I counted at least twenty-plus cameos including Calvin Harris, Tom Brady, Liam Neeson, Jessica Alba and Mark Wahlberg himself, whom the original series is loosely based on.
The film picks up where the series left off, chronicling the continuing career of movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his entourage of friends. Ari (Jeremy Piven) bankrolls Vince’s directorial debut with a $100 million budget which goes $15 million over. He does this by securing financing from a Texas billionaire Larsen McCredle (Billy Bob Thornton) and his son Travis (Haley Joel Osment). Vince continues his carefree lifestyle saying if the film fails they can just move back to Queens. Now with his own studio Ari deals with the problems of being a start up movie producer in his own ill tempered way.
Check out the new trailer below. Entourage hits theaters on June 5, 2015.
At 52-years-old, Tom Cruise is courting geriatric Expendables territory. Exactly how many more Mission Impossible films he has in his future, who knows? One thing I’m certain of though is that Paramount Pictures will keep churning them out since they perform decently well at the box office.
For the fifth installment, titled Mission Impossible: Rogue Mission, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is tracked down by the Syndicate, a highly trained organization of rogue assassins that kill on order. With the help of his colleagues, he plans to bring the Syndicate down by any means necessary.
Participating once again are Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Alec Baldwin joins the franchise as the head of the CIA. Check out the first full trailer below. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation hits theaters on July 31.
Jason Statham may be done with Transporter films but that doesn’t mean more sequels aren’t on the way.
It’s hard to imagine the franchise without the sexy Statham but the equally alluring and ruggedly handsome Ed Skrein taking over the part makes the transition easier. Skrein is best known for playing Daario Naharis in the third season of Game of Thrones, before Michiel Huisman took over the role.
While box office receipts will ultimately decide if Skrein can carry the mantle, based on the trailer, he proves he can kick and punch like his predecessor. However with that said, I can’t help but feel The Transporter Refueled is just a poor man’s version of the action franchise. Watch the first trailer below and decide for yourself.
Cara Delevinge might very well achieve what very few supermodels have done before her- transition successfully to motion pictures. Based on the first trailer for Paper Towns, the 22-year-old English stunner appears she has some acting chops. Her American accent isn’t half bad. This bodes very well for her high-profile part in Suicide Squad.
Paper Towns comes from John Green, the same author who wrote The Fault In Our Stars. Unlike that film, this one appears to be less of a tear-jerker.
Nat Wollf, who also appeared in TFIOS, plays a teenage boy in love with his neighbor Margo (Delevingne). After an unexpected all-night adventure, his feelings only grown. When Margo doesn’t show up at school the next day and is declared missing, Nat believes she left clues for him to her whereabouts. Along with some friends, Nat searches for his love.
Justin Smith, Austin Abrams, and Halston Sage round out the cast. Paper Towns is slated to open on July 24.