Here’s an entertaining short film from director Max Sherman titled “But I’d Really Have To Kill You” that pokes fun at the inane small talk that happens all the time in office environments. This hit Vimeo a few months ago, but I’m just catching it now thanks to GeeksAreSexy. It made me laugh, so I figured I’d pass it along in case you haven’t seen it yet. Any of you who have worked in a place like this will almost certainly find that it rings true. Ben York Jones (Douchebag, Like Crazy) and Tim Baltz (Drunk History) star.
Looks like this one could rival the genius of Jody Hill and Danny McBride’s previous HBO effort Eastbound and Down if the whole show can live up to this trailer. The pilot, like numerous Eastbound episodes (and a couple REALLY funny films) is directed by David Gordon Green.
Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in Vice Principals, the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it. Coming in July 2016.
After a worldwide search, Sony and Media Rights Capital have cast actor Tom Taylor as the young Jake Chambers in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’sThe Dark Tower.
Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are already on board to star as gunslinger Roland Deschain and the mysterious Man in Black (respectively). The film won’t be a straight adaptation of the first book in the series (which is called The Gunslinger), but will instead jump into the middle of the multi-book story of Roland’s quest to find the titular tower. Since this movie will apparently take place largely “in our day, in the modern world,” fans speculate that it might be more of an adaptation of the third book in the series, which is titled The Waste Lands.
In the story, Jake Chambers is a young protege of the gunslinger’s. Taylor is a relative newcomer with only a few episodes of television to his name; he appeared in a British series called Doctor Foster, and as a young version of Sean Bean’s character on TNT’s Legends.
Nikolaj Arcel is directing The Dark Tower, and the film is set for release on February 17, 2017. As far as I know, plans are still in place for this to be at least a trilogy with a TV show component as well, but as of right now, this movie is the only one that’s received an official greenlight. I guess they’re waiting to see how it does before they fully decide to go ahead with a continuation of the story.
Mad Max: Fury Road actress Abbey Leealready has a role, and Breaking Bad’sAaron Paul is rumored to be joining the production as well. Shooting begins in South Africa in six weeks, so I expect we’ll hear some more casting news soon.
Mashable is back with another of its Watercooler series of remix videos, and this one imagines what Ryan Coogler’s boxing spin-off Creed would look like if it were released on VHS tape in the ’90s. The tracking, awful puns, and cheesy voiceover are pretty spot-on. Creed was one of my favorite films of 2015, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend checking it out. You can read my review right here.
Why is a clueless musician named Conner (Andy Samberg) swinging Thor’s hammer in the first red-band trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping? I have no idea, but it somehow seems to fit in with all of the other craziness you’d expect from The Lonely Island.
Popstar follows “singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) [as he] faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.” This red-band trailer has an F-bomb and a topless woman in it, so take that into account before you fire this up at the office.
The collection of cameos looks pretty impressive, with people like Usher, Adam Levine, Bill Hader, Tim Meadows, Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, and more, but as we saw in Zoolander 2, cameos alone aren’t going to be enough to save the movie. Thankfully, these guys have always been hilarious, so I have faith that the movie will be more than just a parade of famous people walking through the frame.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits theaters on June 3.
I saw a screenshot similar to the one you saw above from Chris Carlson’sStreet Fighter-themed chalk art, and I’ll be honest — my first thought was, “Meh, I’ve seen stuff like this before. Guy inserts himself into video game. So what?” But I’m glad I saw Carlson’s work in motion, because it’s way cooler than just digitally dropping himself into game footage: he actually created the background using chalk art, and then created a video of himself “fighting” with his own artwork. Very cool.
Check out a time lapse capture of the process below.
After seeing Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I think a lot of us knew that she was going to be a big star. She already has a great role in a huge franchise, but now it sounds like there’s a chance she could join another big film series.
According to Deadline, the 23-year-old British actress is up for the iconic role of Lara Croft in Warner Bros. and MGM’s upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. She is one of a number of actresses being considered for the role, and she would be freakin’ amazing! She is such a wonderful fit for the role and it’s easy to imagine her in that adventurous world.
The report goes on to say that she has had conversations with the studio, but there is no official offer yet. I would love to see this happen. Now that she’s in my mind as Lara Croft, I can’t imagine anyone better in the part!
The new Tomb Raider film is being directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) and it is said to be an origin story for Croft and that it is inspired by 2013 video game reboot. When talking about the film recently, the director said:
“I think making Lara Croft feel like a real human being, that’s definitely something we want to bring to the big screen as well. I think we’ll want to make people relate to Lara as a character. I’m hoping to bring some of my Norwegian sensibilities to the franchise.”
He also wants to bring a Raiders of the Lost Ark vibe to the film. This really could be a great movie, especially with Ridley involved. What do you all think about her possibly landing the lead role?
Who else deserves the Infinity Gauntlet other than the stylin’, profilin’, limousine ridin’, jet flyin’, kiss stealin’ son of a gun!? Man…could you imagine wrestler Ric Flair taking on the Hulkster with this bad boy? That’d be epic, brother! All right, I’m running low on old-school wrestling references, so I guess I’m gonna wrap this up. OHHHHH YEAAAAHHHHH — this art is done by Steven Bowman, by the way.
Finally! This is what the fans have been waiting to see.
Disney and Marvel have just released a brand new trailer for Captain America: Civil War, and the most important bit of new footage involves the official unveiling of Spider-Man. Check out the trailer at the bottom of the page, then hop back up here for some quick analysis.
There are so many cool shots in this trailer, starting with the one of Sebastian Stan’s Bucky/Winter Soldier in that containment facility and finishing with the Spider-Man reveal at the very end. General Ross shows the new Avengers lineup footage of all the destruction they’ve been a part of in recent years, which is hard for them to watch — especially Scarlet Witch, who experienced the effects of that level of destruction firsthand.
We all know the basic story of the movie by now, but there’s some nice setup between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that establishes where they stand on the issue of government regulation of superhero activity. We get a better look at the highway chase between Black Panther and Bucky, which looks like an awesome display of Black Panther’s speed and abilities.
The trailer makes us think that Winter Soldier shoots War Machine out of the sky, though if you slow it down and look at the backgrounds, those two shots don’t match up. (I’m not saying Bucky doesn’t shoot Rhodey down, but if it does happen, it probably doesn’t go down exactly as depicted here.) That event appears to be the big turning point in the movie, and Tony’s proclamation of “I was wrong about you. The whole world was wrong about you,” cuts right to the core of these characters’ relationship that’s been built over these movies thus far.
A little while later, there’s a montage of many of the team members in action, including new addition Ant-Man jumping off of Hawkeye’s arrow, before Cap is decked by Crossbones. Then there’s that shot of the two sides facing off at the airport that looks like the opening of X-Men: The Animated Series, and the official introduction of Tom Holland’s Spidey into the MCU. It makes perfect sense that Tony would call Peter Parker “Underoos,” too, so there’s a nice lighthearted character moment amid all of these serious events.
There’s also a new poster and a few new photos that came along with it, so check those out at the bottom of the page.
What do you think about the trailer?
Captain America: Civil War arrives in theaters on May 6.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desirefor the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.