Walt Disney Pictures has come a long way from making full-length animated features like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and Peter Pan. In the 21st century, the company has reinvented itself with live-action blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, state-of-the-art computer animated films like Cars and Frozen, and adaptations of children’s literary classics like Roald Dahl’s The BFG and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (out in theaters this March). In recent years, Disney has expanded into more lucrative markets like comic book blockbusters (ie. Marvel comics) and, of course, the Star Wars franchise. The latest Star Wars entry, The Last Jedi, hit the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office sales barely three weeks after its US theatrical release. With a plethora of material to work with, and plenty of money coming in, one would think Disney is far passed its tipping point, but that might not be the case at all. Continue reading →
This Friday movie audiences can get a taste of 1960s spy-era television with a big-screen adaptation of the classic series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Penned for the screen and directed by Guy Ritchie (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch), the story centers on an American and Russian spy who join forces during the Cold War era to seek out a secret organization attempting to acquire and set of nuclear weapons. Starring in the film are actors Henry Cavill (The Cold Light of Day, Man of Steel), Armie Hammer (The Social Network, The Lone Ranger), Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Ex Machina), Elizabeth Debicki (A Few Best Men, The Great Gatsby), and Hugh Grant (About A Boy, Love Actually). The original series aired on NBC from 1964-1968, one of many spy series of the time including I Spy and, of course, author Ian Fleming’s James Bond series with Sean Connery. Creator Sam Rolfe actually approached Fleming to help write the series. The acronym U.N.C.L.E. stands for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, and the show won the Golden Globe in 1966 for Best Television Series. The trailer is available here on MADE, and if you’re a fan of espionage movies or the James Bond films, be sure to see it on the big screen this Friday!
Two nights ago was Obama’s State of the Union Address. During the speech, Obama highlighted a few key topics, including: raising the minimum wage, immigration and quite a few others. Before the Address was given, the camera crew from Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to have some fun interviewing people about Obama’s speech. Lets just say, many people are terrible liars. . .
Since his breakout role in Parks & Recreation, Chris Pratt has become a growing star, taking on more roles in big screen movies instead of just television. Pratt has already made appearances in big screen flicks like Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty, and Parks is already in it’s 6th season on NBC, and with his new comedy with Vince Vaughn, Delivery Man, coming to theaters this week, Pratt’s career is definitely on the up-swing. The actor will be appearing in the upcoming Lego movie, appropriately titled The Lego Movie, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, which are both scheduled to be released next year. The actor is now also in talks to join the cast of the upcoming fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World, that will be directed by Colin Trevorrow and which will also star Bryce Dallas Howard. While it is still unofficial that Pratt will star in the movie, he would be up for the male lead opposite Howard, but nothing is set in stone yet. The movie is scheduled to be released in 2015, but with the cast not completely filled in yet, the production is still in the pretty early stages. Hopefully the filmmakers take the time to get a good script written, otherwise this could turn out to be another terrible sequel that shouldn’t have been made in the first place.
You may know the man from NBC’s Community but he also has a decent catalogue of music too. Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino is preparing to release his latest project entitled “Because The Internet” and has finally shared the cover art. Peep the gif above and stay tuned for more as we get closer to the release date.