Sir Ian McKellen has played some pretty iconic characters in his career as an actor, especially in modern cinema, portraying mythical characters like Gandalf, the wizard, and Magneto in the X-Men film franchise, to historical figures like Richard III, Hamlet, and David Copperfield. 2015 will now see the two-time Oscar-nominee take on another literary legend in the form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. The film will be titled Mr. Homlmes, and will find the famous inspector an old man living with his son and housekeeper in Sussex and reflecting on his life’s work while still trying to grapple with an unsolved case he encountered 50 years earlier. Included in the supporting cast is Academy Award-nominee Laura Linney (The Truman Show, Mystic River), Hattie Morahan (The Bank Job, Summer In February), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement, War Horse), and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Last Samurai, The Wolverine). The script comes screenwriter Jeffery Hatcher (Casanova, The Duchess) and is an adaptation of the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by author Mitch Cullen, with director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, The Fifth Estate) behind the camera. Check out the new trailer here on MADE. The film is expected to hit theaters this summer.
Javier Bardem seems to be gaining a reputation in Hollywood as the go-to movie villain. His portrayal of bounty hunter Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Men won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2008, and he also brought the most originality to a James Bond villain in Skyfall (2012) than audiences have seen since perhaps Robert Davi portrayed drug-lord Franz Sanchez in License To Kill (1989) opposite Timothy Dalton. But now there is word from The Wrap that Bardem may be taking the villain role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will once again star Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Keith Richards as Jack’s father Captain Teague. Actors Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom are also rumored to be returning to the franchise as Captain Barbosa and Will Turner, although this has not been officially confirmed. Bardem would be playing the ghost pirate Captain Brand, who is seeking a supernatural object that will aid him in his quest to get revenge on Sparrow for killing his brother. The new movie will be directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and is expected to begin filming this coming February in Australia (apparently after some reported incentives from the Australian government) and has received a new release date from Disney for July 7, 2017. That is still a very long way away, and even now Pirates of the Caribbean seems like a distant memory of the early 2000s, but maybe Disney will actually pull something decent out of their ever-growing well. I guess we’ll find out in a few years’ time.
This dark chocolate American Stout hails out of Detroit, Michigan. After pouring your first glass, you can’t help but notice the rich and dark color of the beer. As the brew touches your lips and your tastebuds begin to figure out what has happened, you realize this is a damn good beer by the guys of Atwater Brewing.
The overall taste is a medium chocolaty taste and smell, which is nice considering most chocolate stouts are overpowering. While not being overwhelmed by hops, chocolate, or a sugary sweetness, the beer serves well at any time of day. Smooth as velvet.
For some reason this Saison by 21st Amendment just hits the spot. While this has received mixed reviews by some, we feel it is certainly one worth trying. After grabbing a six pack, it was time to crack open a delicious can and dissect what was inside.
Sneak Attack pours like most Saisons, but maybe even lighter in color than most. The brew has a very light feel to it overall, leaving it to be unusually easy to drink with little to no aftertaste. With a light mixture of sweet, spicy and wheat flavors, the beers is rather enjoyable making for one refreshing beverage. If you haven’t tried any of 21st Amendments’ brews, we highly recommend grabbing a six pack.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: February 26th, 27th, 28th @ 10:00PM
Minneapolis’ own Marijuana Deathsquads’ 3 night residency will begin tonight and will end on February 28th, the first night will feature Pony Bwoy while the second will feature Droppers; day 3 will serve as the release show for the POSxMDSxRMX. The event is 21+ and is only $10 for admission, these will more than likely sell out; so if you’re interested in going you should cop your tickets below NOW.
Location: 1035 N Western Avenue, Chicago
When: Saturday, February 15th @ 10PM
The Windy City Soul Club will be back at the Empty Bottle tonight, for it’s monthly event. The best rare soul DJs in the city will all converge under one roof, providing more than enough tunes to get down to. These are always 21+, the door for this event is $5 and presale tickets will not be available. If you’re looking to dance the night away, your best bet is to get there early before the place gets packed.
When: February 1st, 2014 | Doors @ 8:30pm | Tickets $18 |
Emancipator Ensemble, quite simply, is a brilliant 4-person band. Nice laidback beats with some occasional background vocals, makes for an easy listening. This is definitely a group to see this weekend and it is not often that they come to Minneapolis.
Emancipator, aka Doug Appling, whom hails from Portland, Oregon, has been selling out venues across the nation for the last few years. There is no denying his talent with his signature smooth drum beats. Make sure to get tickets fast, because this show will likely sell out. Meanwhile, press play and relax.
Director Michael Bay will once again take us into the world of Transformers this summer with a brand new cast and story-line than we saw in the first three movies. While the Transformers back story that was set up in the first three films will still apply, Shia LaBeouf will not be appearing in the upcoming movie, nor will Megan Fox or her replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The film will instead follow a father and daughter pair who end up right in the middle of another Autobot vs. Decepticon adventure. Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz will be leading the new cast of the film, which will only reference the first three movies, particularly the amazing showdown in Dark of the Moon, in which downtown Chicago was completely obliterated with Academy Award nominated visual effects and sound engineering. Fans have been kept waiting for any sign of visual representations for the movie, but their appetites will finally be satisfied this February as the first trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction will be shown during SuperBowl XLVIII. Be sure to keep an eye out during the commercial breaks for this one. We’ll be sure to post the trailer here on MADE following the game.
The Walking Dead, the hit series from AMC, has been known to leave fans on edge while cutting itself midseason for the duration of the holidays. Even though this has been the show’s custom since it started back in 2010, fans are still never prepared for the split and the huge questions that are always left unanswered for the time between early December and February of the next year! The Season 4 midseason finale, however, was definitely one of the biggest cut-offs the show has ever seen. While the show has left off on big shoot outs and crazy character reunions in seasons 2 and 3, this time the filmmakers decided to leave off with a character killing spree, both good guys and bad! *IF YOU DON’T WATCH THE SHOW, DON’T READ ON!!! The Governor (David Morrissey) managed to murder Hershel (Scott Wilson) and leave the prison uninhabitable for anybody to live in, including his “new-found family,” before he, himself, was killed by Michonne (Danai Gurira). This left all of the characters fending for themselves and running off in smaller groups. The attack also left Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) in sheer agony when they found baby Judith’s car-seat empty and stained with blood in a heartbreaking, but wonderfully acted closing scene. The show will pick up with the remaining half of the season again in February, so fans will just have to throw themselves into the Holiday spirit until then! Have a good wait!