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Video inside 'Life' Official Review/Discussion

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What The Critics Say:

Variety: "Life's a thrill when it's smart, but it's even more exciting when the characters are dumb – which is ultimately a paradox the film wears proudly, to the possible extinction of the human race."

Den of Geek: "Despite its flaws, Life is still fun. An inch-deep but serviceable monster movie that stars one hell of a creepy creation ([which wraps itself] around a person's arm or leg [in a way] that made even this hardened horror fan a little squeamish)."

Metro: "On the whole it's cool and confidently made, most of it comprised of one problem-solving activity after another. Espinosa — of the far more chaotic Safe House and Easy Money — lets the camera glide soothingly through zero gravity in slow pans and long takes that luckily don't smack too much of Gravity. In two years you'll confuse Life with such fellow Alien rip-offs as Galaxy of Terror and Creature, but while it's in front of you it's lean and mean."

Hollywood Reporter: "Like its eponymous carbon-based critter, which spends most of the movie rushing from one corner of a space station to another as our heroes try to starve it of oxygen, the movie may suffocate in the anticipatory atmosphere surrounding Alien: Covenant."

"Genre fans won't be too shocked by the way [it] plays out. But most would be quite surprised if Life's hints at a sequel lead to even a single spin-off, much less the decades-long afterlife enjoyed by Ridley Scott and Dan O'Bannon's versatile face-hugger."

Uproxx: "This is an obvious homage, but it's a good one. It felt purposely claustrophobic and it was scary and it has a nifty sort of twist at the end that was genuinely disturbing.

"No one will do the 'alien kills people on a spaceship' genre better than Ridley Scott did in Alien. But that doesn't stop Life from being a pretty good, and scary, reimagining of this scenario."

LRM: "For diehard fans of science fiction, Life is a welcome addition to the genre, even if it may not be as entertaining to mass audiences as The Martian or others, mainly because it is slower and more grounded in reality than the science fiction movies to which modern audiences have become accustomed."

The Playlist: "Movies today are too long and overstuffed; Life is lean, mean, and terrifying. It doesn't have much to say beyond, 'hold up, maybe we shouldn't poke around uncharted terrain so much,' but with actors this committed, set pieces this exciting, and direction this confident, it doesn't really matter. It's a B-movie through and through, and it knows exactly what it is."

GIG News: "Though reminiscent of such sci-fi classics as Alien and Species, Life is a worthwhile addition to the extraterrestrial on the loose genre. Substantial credit in this regard goes to the ever-underappreciated Jake Gyllenhaal, who turns in the latest in a long line of impressive performances.

"Strap yourself in for a cardiovascular screamfest that'll keep you squirming in your seat. A riveting reminder that it still ain't smart to mess with Mother Nature!"
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Article inside Production for Donnie Yens Ip Man 4 starts in 2018

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Despite publicly stating that Ip Man 3 was his last Ip Man sequel, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen (Kung Fu Jungle) never ruled out the idea of revisiting the Ip Man character for a fourth time – but considering Ip Man 3 had somewhat of a swan song-feel to it, fans dismissed the possibility.

Additionally, Yen’s increasing popularity and demand in Hollywood with the recently released Star Wars: Rogue One and xXx: Return of Xander Cage raised the question: Why would Yen backpedal to the Ip Man role again, especially if Ip Man 3 was a perfect closing chapter?

Then in September of 2017, nearly a year after the release of the last Ip Man 3, Yen had this to say: “I want to share this very excited news with you all, my good friend Wilson Yip, who had directed all of my last three Ip Man series, tonight, we have decided to reunite and continue to make our next project together, Ip Man 4! Yes, I-P-M-A-N part 4!”

Today, Yen (via FB) shared the news that production for Ip Man 4 begins in 2018: “Some prefer to call me the IP MAN. Filming begins 2018, I am back!” Yen is also toying with the idea of Tony Jaa (SPL 2) being his next opponent in Ip Man 4 (via HK01).

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about Ip Man 4. In the meantime, Yen can next be seen in Wong Jing’s Chasing the Dragon (aka King of Drug Dealers), where he’s taking on the role of real-life gangster Ng Sek-ho (aka Crippled Ho). And there’s also a Ip Man spin-off in the works, titled Cheung Tin-chi, with breakout star Max Zhang reprising his character from Ip Man 3 (rumors suggest that Yen may have a cameo as Ip Man).

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Article inside Adrien Brody Joins Peaky Blinders Season 4; First Story Elements Revealed

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EXCLUSIVE: As filming gets underway on the 4th season of Peaky Blinders, Oscar winner Adrien Brody has suited up to join the Steven Knight-created period gangster drama. The epic BBC Two saga of the Shelby clan, from Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Drama, started shooting this week in Liverpool.

Brody’s role is being kept under wraps, but Knight says, “He genuinely was the actor in my head when I wrote the part. I’m sure he will be a formidable presence in the world of the Peaky Blinders.”

Cillian Murphy returns as head of the family, Thomas Shelby, with Tom Hardy also back as Alfie Solomons. Core cast members Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Kate Phillips are back too, as well as series regulars, Natasha O’Keefe and Packy Lee.

Season 4 will kick off when Tommy receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve and realizes the Peaky Blinders are in danger of annihilation. As the enemy closes in, he flees his country house and returns to the streets of Small Heath, Birmingham where a desperate fight for survival begins.

Last season built on the Shelby family having ascended into high-society from its humble beginnings in Small Heath, and the personal issues that presented — along with being pulled into an international arms deal, encountering a group of White Russians with cursed jewels, political upheaval and a truly evil priest. The storyline didn’t end well for members of the family, as Tommy appeared to betray them all in the season finale at what Knight has told me was the character’s “most nihilistic.”

Knight recently told my colleague Dominic Patten that he thinks Season 4 “is the best yet. And I’m loving it and it’s not like work, it’s not like a labor, I love doing it, and the boys are coming back and they’re loving the scripts.”

Of Brody’s casting, BBC Drama Controller Piers Wenger said he is “a world class actor famous for producing mesmerizing performances. I cannot wait to see him in action alongside the rest of Peaky Blinders‘ superb cast bringing Steven Knight’s extraordinary writing to life on BBC Two.”

The Pianist Oscar winner is next up in the Paul Solet-directed Unchained with John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas. He’s repped by Paradigm.

Knight is coming off of the successful first season of the 1814-set FX/BBC drama Taboo, which also stars Hardy and which was recently renewed for a second run. For their part, Hardy and Murphy next reteam on screen in Christopher Nolan’s WWII epic Dunkirk which releases this summer.

Peaky is a Caryn Mandabach and Tiger Aspect Drama production for BBC Two, executive produced by Knight, Mandabach, Will Gould, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady, Murphy and, for the BBC, Stephen Wright. The fourth season will be directed by David Caffrey (Line Of Duty) and produced by Joe Donaldson (Ripper Street).

The show is repped internationally by Endemol Shine International, has sold in 163 countries and airs on Netflix in the U.S.

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Article inside Netflix Doubles Down on Adam Sandler With New Four-Film Deal

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The two Sandler films already released under his previous deal are the streaming giant's top film releases ever.

Netflix is staying in the Adam Sandler business.

The company has inked a new four-film deal with Sandler to create original projects for its streaming service. Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film, which will premiere exclusively on the streaming service.

Netflix first inked a four-film deal with Sandler in October 2014. The first two films released under that deal — The Ridiculous 6 and The Do-Over — are the biggest film releases ever for the service.

"Adam Sandler is one of the leading comedians in the film world, and his movies have proven to be extremely successful with our subscribers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to extend our partnership with Adam and his entire team at Happy Madison and keep the world laughing.”

The third film under Sandler's Netflix deal, Sandy Wexler, is set to launch on the streaming platform on April 14. The romantic comedy set in Los Angeles in the '90s stars Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Lamorne Morris, Nick Swardson, Rob Schneider and Jane Seymour.

“I love working with Netflix and collaborating with them. I love how passionate they are about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see. They’ve made me feel like family and I can’t thank them enough for their support,” said Sandler.

Netflix's initial deal with Sandler was part of the company's ambitious plans to create original films for its service. In addition to the Sandler films, the company's upcoming releases include Charlie McDowell's The Discovery starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Robert Redford; David Michôd’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt; and Bong Joon-Ho's Okja starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Lily Collins and Steven Yeun.

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Video inside 'CHiPs' Official Review/Discussion

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What The Critics Say:

Chicago Tribune
The jokes are dirty and wildly inappropriate, but are thoughtfully played.

New York Daily News
It’s a convoluted mess that zig-zags all over the map. On the plus side, there are enough jokes that connect to keep you along for the ride.

San Francisco Chronicle
As light entertainment goes, CHiPs is fairly accomplished, and Pena and Shepard make a good team. If someone wants to turn CHiPs into a franchise of some kind, worse things have happened.

Screen International
A grab bag of vulgarities, sex jokes, slapstick, nudity and chase scenes, the action-comedy CHIPS holds together better than expected, thanks largely to the goofy, dim-bulb rapport between stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña.

The humor is way more miss than hit, prone to the kind of raunch (analingus debates, homophobia teasing, who’s-hot-who’s-not) that feels available, not thought-out, and pain gags that don’t get funnier the more they’re repeated.

Shepard just sprinkles overstated banter onto a generic plot and bits of pedal-to-the-metal action, as if he was serving the action-comedy gods by sticking the usual ingredients in a blender and pushing “puree.”

Arizona Republic
CHIPS is a miserable movie, an exercise in stupidity that takes whatever nostalgia one had for the late-1970s television series – this assumes anyone actually had nostalgia for it — and beats it to death on a bed of idiocy. The action scenes, though, are pretty well-directed.
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Video inside Watch The First Five Minutes of Ghost in the Shell

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Snow White and the Huntsman isn’t the most lively adventure movie – it’s fairly serious and has a certain grit that, tonally, is quite distancing. Director Rupert Sanders seems to be going for a dour tone once again with his second feature, but it may actually suit the live-action take on Ghost in the Shell. Like the trailer featuring yet another sad cover of a terrific song (“Enjoy the Silence”), the first five minutes of the film are a bit on the grim and solemn side.

Watch it below and see if you agree.

Ghost in the Shell, which has been the subject of much controversy, is based on the manga and 1995 anime film of the same name. One of the most popular and versatile movie stars working today, Scarlett Johansson, plays the Major, a human-cyborg who’s the head of a police task force in a futuristic Tokyo. She begins to learn the truth about her past in this sci-fi action film, which co-stars Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, and Takeshi Kitano.

Sanders certainly knows how to craft an appealing image. His impressive and often atmospheric commercial work is filled with memorable images. In the first five minutes of Ghost in the Shell, he establishes a serious tone and style for the film rather quickly. He gets plenty of help from composers Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie) and Clint Mansell (Moon), whose music provides a bit of propulsion to an opening featuring some story exposition, sleek production design, and some vibrant images, some of which are nods to the anime film.

Here’s the Ghost in the Shell opening scene:

The Major “going in” and breaking through the glass window is a well-done moment. It’s a small environment for a quick action scene, but it’s tightly constructed and stylish (although it feels restrained by the PG-13 rating). The high-angle shot of the Major is the standout moment, followed by Sanders quickly cutting to show the next goon in her way. There’s a crystal clear sense of geography. With Sanders working alongside cinematographer Jess Hall (Hot Fuzz) and production designer Jan Roelfs (Gattaca), Ghost in the Shell probably has plenty of eye-candy to offer. Hopefully, it has more going for it than a good sense of style. We’ll see soon enough if there is some actual life and personality to the world they’ve constructed.

Here’s the official synopsis:


Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic¹s advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters March 31, 2017.

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Alien: Covenant opens in theaters on May 19.

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Article inside Power Rangers Producer: We Already Have a Six-Movie Arc

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Haim Saban doesn’t do anything in a small way.

Even as he readies “Power Rangers” for its introduction to a young generation by re-introducing the characters in a new origin-story movie, he’s got a roadmap for their cinematic future.

“We already have a six-movie story arc,” Saban says.

What goes around comes around, and that’s particularly true when you’re introducing a new generation to a classic team of superheroes. Characters that one generation has outgrown look fresh and exciting to a new audience. And there’s always a new audience.

But today’s viewers are more sophisticated than the kids who tuned in to “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” the TV series that began airing in 1993. Saban created the long-running series by mixing newly produced footage with action sequences from a Japanese TV series, whose special effects were laughably campy.

“But today’s young audience is much more sophisticated,” Saban says. “Think about movies like ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘Arrival.’ The effects are mind-boggling. So does the young audience expect more? You bet they do — and they will have it.”

Screenwriter John Gatins agrees: “Making the effects state-of-the-art, that will be a big draw for the super-fans. They understand that there was a funny, kitsch quality about the old TV show. We had big aspirations of making a movie that was visually exciting.”
Besides, as Saban points out, the “Power Rangers” were as much about the characters as they were about the action.

“The effects are only part of the movie,” he says. “We also are developing likable characters. They don’t take themselves too seriously, in terms of how they relate. I wanted the movie to say that losers or weirdos, by coming together, can realize the importance of the responsibility on their shoulders.”

The trans-generational current is strong. When Saban created the original TV series — it’s been running, in various incarnations for almost 25 years — Dean Israelite was a South African pre-teen fan of the show.

Now the 32-year-old is the director of the $120 million “reimagining” of the classic superhero franchise — and with that job come the expectations of childhood fans of the series around the globe.

“People who are 27-to-33, who grew up on the show, have a real fondness for it,” Israelite says. “They have a nostalgic feeling for it and, if they’re parents, they want to share that with their kids.”

The 2017 “Power Rangers” digs into the origin story of Saban’s popular “teens with attitude,” recasting it as a coming-of-age tale. A group of high-school outsiders in the town of Angel Grove is chosen to save the Earth from a cosmic witch, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks). In the process, they discover their inner powers, which are catalyzed by selflessly teaming with the other members of the group — causing them all to “morph” into the color-coded Power Rangers.

The primary audience would seem to be pre-teens and adolescents. But never underestimate the power of nostalgia for childhood heroes, from Superman and Batman to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Power Rangers.

“There’s been a lot of response on social media from people in their late 20s, since we announced the film,” Gatins says. “This is a part of their nostalgia. And, hopefully, today’s kids, who haven’t seen the Power Rangers before, will look at the ads and go, ‘Wow, that looks really cool.’”

Saban, who made his fortune writing music for and then producing children’s live and animated TV shows, sold his company and its various properties (including the “Power Rangers”) to Disney in 2001, only to buy them back in 2010.

“I monitored from a distance what they were doing,” Saban says. “I think Disney never really got its arms around the value of the franchise.”

For this attempt to create a new generation of “Power Ranger” fans, Saban tapped Israelite, whose only previous directing credit was “Project Almanac” (2015). The adjustment to making a film with a nine-figure budget was “massive,” Israelite says.

“My first film was a $12 million studio film,” Israelite says. “When a studio makes a film for that little money, you work under the radar. The scale is small. I thought this would be the same, except with more people on a bigger scale. But there were so many variable elements I had to have a clear hold on, so I was always making the right decision, based on the advice of people who’ve been doing this for 30 years. I had to be fluent and it was a big learning curve.”

Now the question is whether the audience will embrace this new generation of “Power Rangers.” Saban is confident they will. “If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24, on March 25 we’ll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2.”

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Article inside Batman v Superman Producer Knocks Rotten Tomatoes For Destroying Film Criticism

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Statement from RT:


“At Rotten Tomatoes, we completely agree that film criticism is valuable and important, and we’re making it easier than it has ever been for fans to access potentially hundreds of professional reviews for a given film or TV show in one place. The Tomatometer score, which is the percentage of positive reviews published by professional critics, has become a useful decision-making tool for fans, but we believe it’s just a starting point for them to begin discussing, debating, and sharing their own opinions.”
Despite developing a significant fan following, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice received quite a bit of flack after it appeared to have a generally negative response with critics. On the popular review aggregating site Rotten Tomatoes, the movie received a 27% score out of 100, leading to some fans vowing to stay away from the film before it was even released.

According to an establish director tied to the film, this negative effect had more of an impact than some may realize - not necessarily just for Batman v. Superman, though.

While recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Brett Ratner explained his frustration with the movie review site, saying that it oversimplifies the often nuanced response to a film.

"The worst thing that we have in today’s movie culture is Rotten Tomatoes." Ratner explained. "I think it’s the destruction of our business."

While Ratner has previously been tied to some poorly-received films such as X-Men: The Last Stand, he reassures that he appreciates the work of film critics - just not the more modern simplification of their work through sites like Rotten Tomatoes.

"I have such respect and admiration for film criticism. When I was growing up, film criticism was a real art … there was intellect that went into that. You would read Pauline’s Kael’s reviews, or some others, and that doesn’t exist anymore. Now it’s about a number. A compounded number of how many positives vs. negatives."

Ratner, who served as producer on Batman v. Superman, cited the film as a specific example of Rotten Tomatoes' negative impact.

"Now it’s about, ‘What’s your Rotten Tomatoes score?’ And that’s sad, because the Rotten Tomatoes score was so low on Batman v. Superman, I think it put a cloud over a movie that was incredibly successful."

While some naysayers will argue that the film would've received a negative reputation regardless, Ratner does have a point. Even with the less-than-sunny response from some, the film was embraced by many fans, and went on to make $250 million worldwide.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

From director Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing.

The film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams (American Hustle, Man of Steel) as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Man of Steel) as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It, Man of Steel) as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune) as Alfred, and Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot (the Fast and Furious films) as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film was produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.

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What The Critics Say:

The Hollywood Reporter

"For longtime fans, the newest instalment preserves some of the most beloved characteristics of the original franchise, updated to reflect technological advances. The Rangers' color-coded power suits now benefit from nanoparticle properties and the robotic mecha assault vehicles known as Zords that they pilot take on enhanced battle capabilities, while Rita's menacing sidekicks the Putties and the gigantic warrior Goldar get more polished, fluid CGI representations. (And yes, the 'Go Go Power Rangers' theme song makes a triumphant return.)"

The Wrap

"This quintet of actors is so empathetic and engaging that they more than hold up the John Hughes end of the movie. And if you're not seeing this for the acting, then at least you get five brightly-clad heroes driving dinosaur-shaped spaceships that eventually meld into one giant, sword-wielding robot. If that's what you paid to see, then Power Rangers delivers it, dollars to donuts."


"Yet it's all franchise window dressing. It can't disguise the reality that the characters in Power Rangers have all the depth and idiosyncrasy of walking talking robo-teen action figures. The irony is that 25 years ago, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was launched as superhero diversion 'for kids', and there was a place for it, but we're so awash in superhero culture that kids no longer need the safe, lame, pandering junior-league version of it. They can just watch Ant-Man or the PG-13 Suicide Squad. Safe, lame, and pandering have all grown up."


"The film is a blast during the few brief moments when it embraces the cartoon craziness that's made the television show into such a cultural fixture, but it sheepishly backs away from every one of these giddy indulgences as if it's afraid of getting caught with a hand in the cookie jar; why play the series' unforgettable theme song ("Go Go, Power Rangers!") if you're going to cut it off after just a few bars? If only Power Rangers had the courage to put down its mask and work with its audience. It may not be possible to cram a ton of crayons in a butt, but that doesn't mean we should settle for anonymous photocopies, instead. Grade: C-"


"But the film's most blatant camp comes from Banks' colourfully arch performance as the mighty sorceress Rita Repulsa, a former Power Ranger who wants the crystal for herself. Sarcastic and haughty, Rita walks through the film as if she knows that Power Rangers is third-rate Hollywood product, deciding that she might as well have a little fun. Good triumphs over evil on screen, but for the audience, her villain is the clear victor against her overmatched, inexperienced co-stars."


"As someone with no strong feelings for the Power Rangers franchise (I hated it as a kid and came to appreciate its charms as a parent), this is an interesting attempt to craft a grounded and character-driven adaptation, one that successfully blends genre with larger-than-life superhero spectacle. And if you might find it absurd to have a somber and violent Power Rangers movie, then we should note that it can coexist with the 800-plus episodes of the more kid-friendly televised variation. At its best, Power Rangers is a throwback to the likes of Masters of the Universe and the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. It's from a time when getting a darker, more serious big-budget feature based on your favorite kid-friendly property, one that felt like a real film, was a rare and splendid thing."

USA Today

"There's an admirable commitment to absurdity, yet it belies the thoughtful coming-of-age journey for the five teens up until they hit "morphin time". The first half boasts a realism reminiscent of Chronicle in how youngsters deal with the responsibility of having nascent superpowers, and John Gatins' screenplay creates surprisingly touching relationships between the kids. There's even a discrepancy in color palette — with the initially dark and muted tones moving to a rainbow of vibrancy as the film turns toward the silly — but the film lacks a certain confidence by not taking either tack."


"Power Rangers is a series of bad decisions broken up with decent moments of adorable interactions between the Rangers and Banks' Repulsa, but those moments are few and far in-between. Power Rangers had the chance to save itself from becoming the mess that it is, but Israelite needed to take the movie in a single, specific direction. It could have been a dumb, ridiculous movie in the same vein as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or an origin story like Iron Man, but it ends up being none of those things."


"The only Ranger who makes much of an impression is RJ Cyler as Billy. Cyler, first seen in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, lends a much-needed twitchy energy to the po-faced profundity and will probably be the one actor to escape this franchise unscathed. It's never a good sign when your movie's best performance belongs to a guy voicing a floating CGI head. This is yet another conspicuous movie cameo from Bryan Cranston, after his 10 minutes of screen time in the last Godzilla film. He pops up long enough to imbue the picture with some class, and then he vanishes. At this rate, he'll be the new Michael Caine — making this Cranston's version of Beyond the Poseidon Adventure."

Black Girl Nerds

"There's a lot to enjoy in Power Rangers. The young kids cast are fun and adhere to the original camp but give it a Hollywood glamor feel. The adults are all stunning. Bill Hader as Alpha 5 steals nearly every scene he's in. But, the overall final product is another Transformers, adequate but not stunning."


"But once you get past all that the kids finally put on the costumes and jump into action. At this point, the audience I saw the film with cheered, because the movie has finally delivered on its promise. It's the Power Rangers! Zords! Rita! Goldar! Fighting! But something is off... literally. The kids don't wear their iconic masks, so we can see their faces almost the whole time. Even in this huge, ludicrous action scene, the film refuses to fully embrace the mystique of the Power Rangers."

Fortress of Solitude

"If you enjoy superhero films at all, this is a must watch. Even if you didn't watch Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Saban's Power Rangers is a hilarious film. I see myself watching this several times over the next few months."


"Power Rangers is probably not going to go down as the most beloved superhero movie of 2017, but it's still a good origin story that sets up a potentially even better franchise. It doesn't matter if you're a longtime fan or a complete newcomer; it's morphin time."


"For what it is, Power Rangers is fine, with Project Almanac's Dean Israelite having made a good-looking film, although it's clear the budget was saved for the big-finale, with much of the film being devoted to endless training montages. A friend described it best when he said it felt like a $100 million CW pilot, but kids and young teens will likely get a kick out of it. It's not especially mind-numbing, although it doesn't really have enough substance to sustain a major franchise, unless they really scrap the old TV show mythology and tell their own story. Rating: 6 out of 10"


"Power Rangers likely won't do much for those who never liked the property in the first place. But for those who grew up with it, or found it through the many different incarnations throughout the years, it provides the kind of passionate, loving reboot that we very rarely see from the studio system nowadays - one that goes deeper into its mythology without ever losing the camp element that made it so much fun in the first place. Rating: 7 out of 10"
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| By Steve - 1 day ago

The eighth entry in Universal’s monster “Fast and Furious” franchise looks to land big in a largely non-competitive April

With “Beauty and the Beast” locking in the first $100+ million opening at the box office in 2017, it is expected to soon be joined by “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth film in Universal’s unstoppable “Fast & Furious” franchise.

Early trackers project an opening weekend for “Fate” somewhere between $110-120 million. If it exceeds those expectations — which it is likely to do given the star power of its lead men, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel — it would find itself in the same ballpark as the $135 million opening that “Fast & Furious 6” made in 2013.

But the brass ring that “Fate” is aiming for is the whopping $191.9 million made domestically by its 2015 predecessor, “Furious 7.” Globally, “Furious 7” made $397.6 million in its opening weekend — still in the top five biggest openings of all-time — before blowing by the $1 billion mark in just 17 days and reaching a final cume of $1.5 billion. The film became one of the most anticipated releases of 2015 after the death of long-time “F&F” star Paul Walker, which resulted in “Furious 7” being delayed so Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, could be written out of the series tastefully, and a tribute to Walker could be added to the end of the film.

Like “Furious 7,” “Fate” will have the benefit of being the biggest release in an April that otherwise has very little buzz. The only other major release next month is Sony Pictures Animations’ “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” which will come out a week before “Fate.” With the two films targeting different audiences and the latter half of April serving as a brief pause for major studios before “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” kicks off the summer blockbuster season, “The Fate of the Furious” will find itself with a good chance to try and match “Furious 7”‘s haul.

“The Fate of the Furious” will feature Charlize Theron as Cipher, a criminal who manages to turn Dominic Toretto (Diesel) against Luke Hobbs (Johnson), his wife Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his former team. Shocked and confused by Dominic’s betrayal, Hobbs must rally the rest of the “Family” to stop him and Cipher.

Directed by F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”) and written by longtime “F&F” scribe Chris Morgan, the film also stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Diesel, Neal H. Moritz and Michael Fottrell are producers.

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Movie/TV scenes that made you hungry as fu-k

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| By Chalky - 1 day ago

can't lie every time i watch twister.

Them motherfu*king Steak and Eggs damn nigga

with the fu*king mash potatos and gravy

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Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned.

“Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the actress said in a statement to Variety. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.”

The big screen adaptation of Mattel’s iconic toy line was expected to start production this summer on June 23, but Schumer’s busy schedule includes a lengthy promotional tour for her new Fox comedy “Snatched,” which opens in May, as well as an upcoming shoot for Rebecca Miller’s “She Came to Me” opposite Steve Carell.

Sony needed to stick to its June 29, 2018 release date since Mattel already has merchandise and product cycles in motion–shifting the production to accommodate Schumer would have put on a strain on other partners on the film, according to insiders.

“We respect and support Amy’s decision,” a spokesperson for Sony said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing Barbie to the world and sharing updates on casting and filmmakers soon.”

Sony is still trying to find a director for the comedy. The “Barbie” movie is said to be in the vein of “Splash”, “Enchanted” and “Big.” In it, the main character gets kicked out of Barbieland for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.

Schumer recently did a polish of the script. It’s unknown whether the same tone will be kept with the comedian no longer attached.

Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Amy Pascal are producing the film. Parkes and MacDonald initiated the original deal with Mattel in 2014.

Schumer can be seen next in the action-comedy “Snatched,” which opens on May 12, 2017, and also has “Thank You for Your Service” opening in October. She is repped by UTA, Carrie Byalick at B Company and Maverick Management.

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