Archive for March, 2015:

Marvel Sets Cheo Hodari Coker as LUKE CAGE Showrunner

With Marvel Television’s first Netflix series, Marvel’s Daredevil, set to debut on the streaming service in a matter of weeks, the studio is moving right along with its other planned Netflix shows. Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones is currently filming with a premiere date slated for later this year, and now Marvel TV has found the captain for Marvel’s Luke Cage series. The studio announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the Netflix show, which […]
March 31, 2015

FX Renews THE AMERICANS for Season 4

Good news, comrades: FX has renewed its Cold War drama The Americans for a fourth season. Given that the series has continued to get better with each passing season, I can't even imagine how even more fantastic the show might be by this time next year. The series will return with another 13-episode season next year, with its principle cast all on board as well (of course -- and they being Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, and Noah Emmerich). Though The Americans has been […]
March 31, 2015

SUICIDE SQUAD Adds Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc

We have our first defector in the Marvel vs. DC movie war. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who played both Algrim the Strong and Kurse in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, has now been set in a role for Warner Bros.’ DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad. But this isn’t just any supporting character: The Wrap reports that the Lost alum will be playing the villainous Killer Croc in the DC film, which revolves around a group of villains enlisted by the government to […]
March 31, 2015

Watch THE CONNECTION Trailer, Featuring Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche

Most cinephiles are more than familiar with William "Wild Bill" Friedkin's The French Connection, the crime-film classic that stars Gene Hackman and features arguably the best car chase ever put to celluloid. In contrast, not many people have held up The French Connection 2, wherein Hackman's detective heads to France to find the titular source, as anything more than a run-of-the-mill procedural. It's not a great film, or even a good film for that matter, which is unfortunate, considering the […]
March 31, 2015

New to Blu-ray: INTERSTELLAR, WILD, SILICON VALLEY, and More

This week’s bounty of new Blu-ray releases is chock full of good stuff, including Christopher Nolan’s recent sci-fi epic, a no-music cut of Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning space-set thriller Gravity, the most recent seasons of two hilarious HBO comedies, one of the best documentaries of all time on Criterion Blu, a criminally underrated Reese Witherspoon-led drama, and more. Click on the links below to purchase. Interstellar [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD] - $19.99 (50% off) Wild [Blu-ray] - $19.94 (50% […]
March 31, 2015

Hugh Jackman to Star in APOSTLE PAUL; Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to Produce

There have been a growing number of Christian-centered films making their way into multiplexes. They don’t catch on with the mainstream, and speak more to devout Christians who would pay money to have their faith reinforced in the form of gentle comedy, philosophical debate, or another genre that puts Christianity at the center of a narrative. These films also don’t have much in the way of star power (no offense to Moms’ Night Out’s Sean Astin or Left Behind’s slumming-it […]
March 31, 2015

Extended AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Promo Features New Footage

We’re nearly one month away from the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which means it’s time to brace for the famous Disney marketing onslaught. It’s around this time with every big Disney movie (especially the Marvel films) that the advertising kicks into overdrive, and fans are forced to decide whether they want to tease themselves further with the risk of seeing footage they’d rather not see, or if they want to spend the next month averting their eyes from […]
March 31, 2015

New SPY Trailer Has Melissa McCarthy Engaging in More Undercover Hijinks

20th Century Fox has released a new Spy trailer and poster. The film stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who’s going into the field for the very first time after the identity of all the regular field agents is jeopardized. While this trailer isn’t packed with laughs and it can’t resist the “fatty fall down” humor that I find a little cringeworthy, it does have some good jokes, especially near the end. The film got a lot […]
March 31, 2015

WEIRD LONERS Review

Weird Loners, the latest multi-camera comedy from Fox, nearly lives up to the promise of its clunky title. The four New Yorkers at the center of the series are odd but only up to a point, after which they revert in total to familiar archetypes. Caryn (Becki Newton), for instance, is a dental hygienist with commitment issues, which stop her from settling down with Howard (David Wain), a lame but loving doctor. Her neighbor, Eric (Nate Torrence), is a dim, […]
March 31, 2015

THE FLASH’s Mark Hamill and Andrew Kreisberg Talk Bringing The Trickster Back

In Episode 17 of The CW series The Flash, entitled “Tricksters,” a copycat killer using the name The Trickster (Devon Graye) starts setting off bombs in Central City. In an effort to stop him, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) meet with the original Trickster, a criminal mastermind named James Jesse (Mark Hamill, reprising the role he first played in the original series), who has been imprisoned for 20 years, hoping for some insight into how […]
March 31, 2015