Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nolan Goes to WWII in 2017

Christopher Nolan goes back to Europe with his new film, Dunkirk.

Set during the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940, Nolan’s original screenplay will center around the evacuation of the titular French city of Allied soldiers and citizens. And I now know more about this WWII event than I did before.

According to Variety, Dunkirk will feature unknowns as the lead players but with backup by Nolan stalwart Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh. It will be produced by long-time partner and wife Emma Thomas and distributed by Warner Brothers in July 2017 and will be shot in IMAX.

Could this be Nolan’s Saving Private Ryan? Let’s hope so come early 2018.

Dimension Loses 'Halloween' Rights

Well, it seems that rather than making a new Halloween film, Dimension Films, the guardians of Michael Myers for the past twenty years, have been stripped of their power.

The Wrap reports that Dimension Films is no longer in the Michael Myers business and that Marcus Dunston and Patrick Melton are no longer involved in the production of the presumably dead-in-the-water Halloween Returns.

Returns would have reportedly either taken place following Halloween II (not Rob Zombie’s) or found Myers on death row. Or both! But now neither. I can’t say I’m too broken up about it.

Under Dimension’s reins, the Halloween films were very hit-or-miss, with the hits meaning not completely terrible and the misses being Halloween: Resurrection. Perhaps, it’s for the best now that little Mikey Myers finds a new home to play in.

Random Movie: Ant-Man (2015)

Much like when Guardians of the Galaxy was announced, I was entirely disinterested in Marvel’s announcement of Ant-Man.

Granted, Marvel has a stellar record with their in-house films and the impossibly cheesy sounding Guardians turned out to be among their top tier. But still. A superhero who controls insects and whose main superpower is shrinking. Boo! Give me more Captain America.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Random Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

In all honesty, up until the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens dropped last winter, I was more or less ambivalent towards it.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Random Movie: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

You might be mistaken for thinking the Mission: Impossible series to be nothing more than Tom Cruise’s daily exercise excuse and to a certain point, that may be true. But this Americanized version of James Bond, with the requisite femme fatales, gimmicky gadgets, and exotic locations, still offers an exciting ride through the world of espionage and double-crossing.