As a lover of vintage 80s arcade games, this movie is right up my alley. Even if, it stars Adam Sandler. That aside, Pixels looks very promising. Pac Man, Donkey Kong and other classic video game characters come to life and wreak havoc on Earth in this potential Summer blockbuster.
In 1982, in the hopes of establishing peaceful communication with extraterrestrial life, NASA launches a time capsule into outer space containing images and footage of Earth life and culture. However, aliens misinterpret enclosed video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, specifically Pac-Man, with the Earth being him, and the aliens being the ghosts. They attack the Earth using the games as models for their various assaults, including Pac-Man. – Wiki Description
Sandler is called on to save the day because he’s an 1980s arcade champion and also because he’s the President’s (Kevin James) best friend. He uses his gamer techniques and strategies in hopes of defeating the aliens.
Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Ashley Benson and Jane Krakowski round out the cast. The Christopher Columbus-directed film hits theaters on July 24, 2015.
Check out the totally awesome trailer below. There’s some pretty cool special visual effects.
The Summer blockbuster season is all about movies with breathtaking action scenes and eye-popping visual effects trying to make up for a mindless plot. San Andreas certainly fits that bill. I love me a big budget disaster film so I’m definitely looking forward to this film. Plus, it features Kylie Minogue and Colton Haynes in minor roles.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
The scene where The Rock is on a boat navigating a huge tsunami as the Golden Gate Bridge is about to be crushed looks sensational. This is going to be sick on a huge IMAX screen. Check out the new riveting trailer below. It’s going to be a fun and exciting ride. San Andreas hits theaters on May 29, 2015.
On a side note, is it me or is the San Andreas official poster a bit reminiscent of the artwork for The Dark Knight Rises and Star Trek Into Darkness? Weigh in below.
One of the most highly-anticipated films this blockbuster season is Disney’s big budget Tomorrowland. It’s George Clooney’s first studio tentpole since Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
Joining him in the futuristic film are Under The Dome’s Britt Robertson, House‘s Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, and Kathryn Hahn. The film is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles).
When the studio revised the title from 1952 to Tomorrowland, many had assumed the film would be based on the futuristic themed land found at Disney theme parks. After checking out the trailer, I’m thinking not. Unless I missed the ride where you crawl into a bathtub to travel at the speed of light ;)
Check out the first full-length trailer below. Tomorrowland hits theaters on May 22, 2015.
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Did you love Gone Girl? If so, definitely check this out.
From the author who gave us that thriller, comes another movie adaptation based on one of Gillian Flynn’s books. Dark Places stars Charlize Theron as a woman who survived a brutal killing of her family when she was a child. She revisits those horrendous events when she is brought before the secretive, crime-solving Kill Club who want to uncover the truth about what happened.
A still of Dark Places was actually released long before we got out first look at Gone Girl. Not sure the reason for the release delay. In fact, it still has no US date and only scheduled to premiere in Paris on March 30. Is it that bad?
The film boasts a stellar cast including Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks and Tye Sheridan. Check out the trailer below.
Malcolm Ingram, best known for his award-winning work in Small Town Gay Bar, is back with another documentary. The Canadian indie director, this time, puts the spotlight on the wide world of sports.
The documentary, Out To Win, features a collection of high-profile LGBT athletes- some who have come out during their career and others after. It’ll also chronicle the history of LGBT individuals in professional sports and showcase aspiring LGBT athletes from around the world.
Based on the trailer, Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova, Brittney Griner, Billie Jean King and Billy Bean are some of the athletes taking part in the project. Out To Win premieres at the SXSW Festival next month in Austin. Check out the recently-released teaser trailer below.
I wonder if Fifty Shades of Grey had bombed if Dakota Johnson would be so prominently featured in the Cymbeline movie poster. Me thinks no!!! She gets fifth billing but somehow makes it over Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich above the title and the former plays the titular character. Gotta strike while the iron is hot, right?
Cymbeline is modern gritty take on one of William Shakespeare’s lesser known plays. Formerly titled Anarchy, it’s a story about a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. Cymbeline, now a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive film.
The film marks a return for Ethan Hawke to Shakespeare. Fifteen years ago, he starred in a modern-day take of Hamlet. Lionsgate releases Cymbeline in select cities and on VOD on March 13. Check out the trailer below.
Lately, Reese Witherspoon has been all about showing off her dramatic chops in fare like Wild, Devil’s Knot and The Good Lie. She returns to comedy in the buddy film, Hot Pursuit. It appears it was a smart move. The film has the potential to be this Summer’s sleeper hit based on the trailer.
Witherspoon plays a police officer assigned to protect Sofia Vergara who is set to testify against a major drug cartel. Naturally, hilarious hijinks occur as crooked lawmen and drug dealers pursue them. Love their reactions as they learn how news reporters have been describing them. One gets a little older, while the other more diminutive. I’m pretty sure you can guess which one is which.
Hot Pursuit is slated to open in theaters on May 8 during Mother’s Day weekend. Check out the trailer below and weigh in afterward. These two have fantastic chemistry.
From the man who brought us Say Anything, Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous comes another romantic comedy that is bound to be another classic.
Cameron Crowe chose Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone to helm his latest film, titled Aloha, which previously had working titles Deep Tiki and Volcano Romance. Wise decision to ditch the other two, especially given the tagline. “Sometimes you have to say goodbye… before you can say hello.”
Cooper plays a defense contractor named Brian Gilcrest who falls for Allison Ng (Emma Stone), an Air Force pilot, after he is assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii. Complicating matters is the fact that Brian reconnects with a former flame portrayed by Rachel McAdams. For all you trivia buffs, you might be interested to know that Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon were attached back when the project was being developed in 2008-2009.
Aloha was originally slated for last December but was pushed back to May 29, 2015. I’m thinking Columbia Pictures didn’t want it to conflict with Cooper’s American Sniper which has been dominating the box office since its release.
Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel round out the cast. Check out the first trailer below.