Tag Archives: Shane Black

The Predator Trailer #1 (2018) *It’s Hunting Season Again!*

The Predator may be the coolest science fiction creation that has never actually had a good movie (no not even the original).  September (hey something is opening in September!) will see the third solo film for the hunting aliens after they spent their last two outings in wasted opportunities crossing them over with Aliens.  The film is directed by Iron Man 3’s Shane Black and will star Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay and Olivia Munn.  For more from Coming Soon read below. Continue reading The Predator Trailer #1 (2018) *It’s Hunting Season Again!*

In Theaters This Week (5/19/2016) – The Nice Guys, Angry Birds, and Neigbors 2

Angry Birds
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  May 19th brings three challengers to Captain America: Civil War, but can any of them take down what is now the #1 film of 2016 (Cap just passed the $1 billion global mark today)?  Cap is now the 24th highest-grossing film of all-time globally, and will likely be in the top 20 by weekend’s end. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/19/2016) – The Nice Guys, Angry Birds, and Neigbors 2

Trailer Time: The Nice Guys (2016) Trailer #2 *Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe & Shane Black*

Russell Crowe has gone from being one of the biggest stars of the world to someone who barely deserves top billing over Ryan Gosling in this film.  Think about it: when was the last time Crowe had a huge hit?  I think he was the best thing about Man of Steel, but that had a mixed reception and he had a supporting role.  You have to go all the way back to 2007’s 3:10 to Yuma to find a Crowe starring vehicle that was a success (and that a modest one; if you discount that it’s back to 2005’s Cinderella Man).  He needs a hit.  I’m not sure if The Nice Guys is it, but it the trailers have been funny and have very much the same kind of vibe as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: the Shane Black film that begin Robert Downey Jr.’s career resurrection and one of the most underrated films of the last 25 years.  I’m not sure if this is THAT.  After all, the last time Shane Black crossed my radar he directed the worst film in the MCU in Iron Man 3, but I hope this delivers.  The Nice Guys hits theaters on May 20, 2016.
Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Shane Black, The Nice Guys
Photo courtesy of People Magazine

Trailer Time: The Nice Ones (2016) *Is Shane Black Back?*

In 1970s Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck private eye (Ryan Gosling) and his tough partner (Russell Crowe) investigate the disappearance of a girl and the death of a film star.

No, it’s not a lot to go on, but despite Shane Black directing the worst MCU movie to-date (Iron Man 3), this looks like it could be a lot of fun.  Russell Crowe needs a hit BADLY, and this looks much in the vein of one of the most underrated films of the ’00’s, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which was the film that really jump-started Robert Downey Jr.’s turnaround to super-stardom.  The Nice Guys hits theaters on May 20, 2016.
Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys

Bond 24 Will Be Coming November 2015

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Of course it will!  Why wouldn’t 2015 get ANOTHER giant movie.  I honestly thought it would take them until 2016, but I’m not honestly complaining.  Skyfall was masterful and I can’t wait to see Craig and Mendes team-up again as soon as possible.  The full press release from Columbia Pictures below:

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, EON Productions; Gary Barber, Chairman & CEO, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Daniel Craig will once again return as the legendary British secret agent in the 24th James Bond film and Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, took in $1.1 billion worldwide and set a new mark as the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK; it was the best-selling Bond film on DVD/Blu-ray and was the most critically acclaimed film in the history of the longest-running film franchise.

Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said, “Following the extraordinary success of ‘Skyfall,’ we’re really excited to be working once again with Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes and John Logan.”

“I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct ‘Bond 24.’ I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time,” said Mendes.

Barber added, “We are thrilled to reunite the extraordinary talents of director Sam Mendes with our star Daniel Craig for the next great Bond adventure.” He added, “As evidenced by the phenomenal success of our last collaboration with EON Productions and Sony, the incredible legacy of this 51-year-old franchise continues to amaze.”

Lynton and Pascal said, “It’s a privilege to work on the Bond films. EON, John Logan and Sam Mendes have come up with an extraordinary follow up to ‘Skyfall’ and we, along with our partners at MGM, can’t wait to share this new chapter with audiences all over the world.