Last night the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton. Jimmy Falon hosted the event which was filled with surprises, including a politically-driven speech from Meryl Streep. But perhaps the most impressive part of the evening was the new musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, La La Land, which set a new record with 7 Golden Globe awards, including Best Picture – Musical or Comedy. Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, The Big Short) and Emma Stone (The Help, Birdman) both took home the Globe for Best Actor/Actress in a Musical or Comedy, and Chazelle won the Globe for Best Director. La La Land also won for Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song. Congratulations to all the winners! The full list of winners is provided below. Continue reading →
After three decades away from the big screen, everyone’s favorite road-warrior, Mad Max, is finally coming back with a bang! This Friday the new installment, Fury Road, from original series writer/director George Miller (St. Vincent’s Revue Film, The Witches of Eastwick) will be out in theaters. Taking over for Mel Gibson (Braveheart, The Patriot) is Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) as Mad Max, with Charlize Theron (Monster, The Italian Job), Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, X-Men: Days of Future Past), and series veteran-actor Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Moby Dick) making up the supporting cast. As I understand it this will be a legitimate fourth installment, and not a remake or series reboot (like what is possibly happening with the Indiana Jones series. Fury Road will once again find Max wandering the desolate post-apocalypse Australian desert, when he joins forces with Furiosa (Theron) and agrees to help her cross the desert in order to find her homeland and escape an tyrant who would imprison her as a slave. Here’s the trailer one more time on MADE. Be sure to check it out on the big screen this weekend!
With May quickly approaching, you’ve probably started to see TV trailers showing for the new action-packed Mad Max: Fury Road. Original Mad Max writer and director George Miller (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Mad Max: Beyond The Thunderdome) is back for this new film, which will find Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) taking over the title role for original actor Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon, Braveheart). Oscar-winner Charlize Theron (Monster, Prometheus) will be leading the supporting cast, including Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max, Moby Dick), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), and Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Divergent). The new film finds Max still wandering alone in the post-apocalyptic Australian desert, when he comes across and teams up with Furiosa, who is on a mission to cross the desert and find her childhood homeland. This will be the first time in 30 years that Mad Max has been on the big screen, and Tom Hardy has signed on to make another 3 films, so we should see plenty of Max in the near future. The full trailer for Fury Road is available here on MADE; the movie opens in theaters May 15, 2015. Enjoy.
After a long delay due to the untimely death of veteran-actor Paul Walker, the seventh installment in the Fast and Furious franchise is opening in theaters this tomorrow, April 3rd. The film will bring back Vin Diesel (XXX, The Chronicles of Riddick), Dwayne Johnson (Walking Tall, Hercules), Michelle Rodriguez (SWAT, Avatar), Jordana Brewster (The Faculty, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Tyrese Gibson (Four Brothers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon), and newcomers Jason Statham (The Italian Job, The Transporter) and Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Miracle) with the rest of the Furious 7 crew under the new direction of horror/suspense director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring). Production on the film was obviously put on hold until script revisions and fill-ins by way of Walker’s brothers could be arranged to complete principle photography and now fans will finally get to see the long-awaited installment on the big-screen. Watch the trailer one more time here on MADE, then be sure to check it out this weekend!
Actor/rapper Tyrese Gibson will be seen in theaters this April in Furious 7, but news of the actor’s future projects has recently come from Deadline by way of an action script written by himself and Mike Le titled Desert Eagle. Universal Pictures has now agreed to cast Gibson in the lead role and has brought on writing duo Mike Stuecken (The Tower of Babble, Valencia) and Josh Campbell (Snabba Cash-in development) to re-write Gibson and Le’s original script, following a pair of border patrol agents as they investigate a Native American casino believed to be a front/headquarters for a drug cartel. Universal will have to wait for the script before they can take the project much further into development, but considering a director needs to be found and the cast filled out, producer Scott Stuber (Ted, Identity Thief) will have plenty on his plate in the months to come. Stay tuned.
So I said recently that I doubted Hollywood could squeeze anymore movie madness into the 2015 schedule; and of course, I was completely wrong!! Warner Bros. has now set a May 15, 2015 release date for Mad Max: Fury Road. Director George Miller, who directed Mel Gibson in the original Mad Max and both its sequels from 1979 to 1985, is bringing the character back to the big screen with new actor Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) taking over for Gibson in the lead role. The movie has had some problems getting off the ground, with delayed filming and then a lot of trouble in post-production, but the company has set the date for the movie as director Miller will finally have his long-awaited sequel completed. Mad Max was a major hit when it was first released, making over $8 million in the US alone. The third film came out 6 years after the original and even starred Tina Turner as the villain. The new movie will costar Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron, and will even feature an appearance with Mel Gibson as a drifter. Details on the plot have been kept pretty quiet, but director Miller assures his fans that it will have plenty of explosions and plenty of violence, so stay tuned for more details!
With the film already in production, and an eighth installation that will take place in Egypt currently being prepped, Fast and Furious 7 is well underway. Jason Statham and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey have already joined the cast, but recent rumors of Kurt Russell taking on a role seem to have been dismissed. Instead Djimon Hounsou will be joining the cast, although the details on his character and role in the plot are still uncertain. Hounsou got big notices back in 2000 when he co-starred alongside Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. He also received an Oscar nomination in 2007 for Best Supporting Actor in Blood Diamond. Fast & Furious 7 is set to be filmed in Los Angeles and will be directed by James Wan, who wrote and directed Saw (2004) and has a reputation for directing horror movies. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and Tyrese Gibson will all be reprising their roles in the upcoming sequel, which has been slated for release sometime next year.
Tommy Lee Jones has always been well known in Hollywood, but in recent years the actor has been taking his talents to new heights, stepping into the writer’s, producer’s, and director’s chairs for a number of projects. The actor is now slated to begin working with Warner Bros. to bring back a John Wayne western entitled The Cowboys, which follows the story of a rancher who finds himself without a crew to man his cattle ranch and so must hire the local schoolboys to avoid bankruptcy. Jones will be writing the script and directing the film, but there has been no word as to whether or not he will be doing any acting himself.
The original film was released in 1972, becoming one of Wayne’s last major pictures. He would go on to star in another 6 films before his death in 1979. The Cowboys will joining a growing list of John Wayne remakes. Joel and Ethan Coen did a remake of True Grit back in 2010 with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, and director John Singleton gave The Sons of Katie Elder a modernized revamp back in 2005 with Mark Wahlberg and Tyrese Gibson in Four Brothers. Whether or not Jones will be in front of the camera or not, his presence in the project should be enough to make a promising movie. His last film, The Sunset Limited, in which he directed and co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, is now available on HBO. Jones next acting/directing project, The Homesman, is currently in post-production, but has not yet been given a release date. The Family, which stars Robert De Niro, Jones, and Michelle Pfeiffer will be hitting theaters this Friday (the 13th!!).
With Fast and Furious 6 delivering yet another box office haul for the high speed franchise earlier this year, Universal is well underway in producing a seventh sequel, once again reuniting the original cast and adding a few new faces. Among such faces are action/adventure actor Jason Statham, and according to recent reports from Variety, Kurt Russell! Russell’s role has yet to be disclosed in any detail, but apparently it was first offered to Denzel Washington, so it may be a pretty important piece of the plot. The film is being directed by James Wan and will bring back Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Tyrese Gibson. It is set for release next summer.