Watch Nicolas Cage And A Pig In The Most Promising Trailer Of The Year

One thing you can say about almost every Nicolas Cage film is that they’re entertaining. They may not always be good (I’d argue most are though) but they are always entertaining.

And his latest thriller film, Pig, looks to be both entertaining and good.

Cage stars in the film as Rob, a truffle hunter who lives alone in the wilderness in Oregon. The story gets going when he asks for help from a truffle salesman (Alex Wolff) to find his beloved pig after she was pignapped.

If that doesn’t sound amazing to you, then I’m not sure we can be friends. It’s like John Wick, but with a pig and Nicolas Cage.

While speaking to Variety, Wolff talked about what it was like working with the legendary Cage, and he had nothing but positive things to say…

We talk almost every few days. We text all day and he FaceTimed me like two days ago, and we really support each other and help each other with things. We started making the movie when we were both going through very similar personal things in our life and we bonded over it immediately and connected and were very emotionally open with each other. We just became best friends.

It’s a love story for the ages. Watch the trailer for Pig below, and then mark your calendars for its release on July 16.

Selena Gomez Horror-Thriller ‘Dollhouse’ Is Set To Be Directed By Emma Tammi

After spending some time behind the camera as a producer, Selena Gomez is ready to get in front of the camera once again.

She’s set to produce and star in the upcoming horror-thriller, Dollhouse. I don’t believe it’s “locked” that she’ll star, but she wants to, and she’s producing, so who is going to stop her?

The screenplay for this flick comes from Michael Paisley, and is said to be in the spirit of Black Swan. It’s set in the upper echelon of New York City’s fashion scene.

It was just announced this week that Emma Tammi has signed on to direct the project.

Tammi previously directed IFC Midnight’s horror-thriller The Wind as well as episodes of Hulu’s Into the Dark. She also directed all ten episodes of the audio podcast The Left Right Game starring Tessa Thompson, which was acquired in a competitive situation and is in development at Amazon.

She has been described as one of the brightest up-and-coming directors in the horror-thriller genre, so this should be a pretty huge deal for her. A chance to really make her name known.

Not exactly sure when production is scheduled to begin, but as always, we’ll keep you posted.

Watch Megan Fox In First Trailer For Horror-Thriller Film ‘Till Death’

Megan Fox is making her grand return to the horror world in the upcoming horror-thriller, Till Death.

In the flick, she plays a woman named Emma, who finds herself handcuffed to the corpse of her husband in a remote, snowy location.

The director, S.K. Dale, expanded on that, “It’s this woman who feels trapped [in] this lifeless marriage and now she finds herself trapped to her lifeless husband.”

Okay, okay. I’m intrigued. I can get behind that. They had planned to shoot the movie in Spring 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed everything back. They had to wait until summer to start filming, which created a whole new set of challenges.

We came back in June and started prepping again to shoot a film set in winter, now in summertime Sofia. We had to completely switch gears and look at creating with the special effects team these incredible sets that are covered in fake snow. It was a bit of a different plan but ultimately I’m pretty happy with what we got.

In addition to Fox, this film stars Jack Roth, Callan Mulvey and Eoin Macken. But it looks like Fox will do most of the heavy lifting.

It’s set to hit theaters on July 2, which could make for a fun 4th of July weekend.

Check out the trailer below…

The Reviews For Pixar’s Latest Film ‘Luca’ Are Mostly Positive

A Pixar film getting rave reviews from critics? Whaaat, no way!

Obviously we’re being sarcastic. Pixar films are typically praised by critics, and for good reason. The amount of work that goes into making a Pixar film is incredible. They spend years developing these things, with dozens of eyes examining, so that critics don’t have to.

Their latest film, Luca, was set to be released inside theaters this month, but due to the ongoing pandemic around the world, the studio decided to release it straight to Disney+

You can now watch the movie on the streaming service, as long as you already have a subscription.

The setup for Luca is that its title character is a young boy living off the Italian coast. It is there he shares adventures with a newfound best friend who has a dark secret: this friend is not actually fully human but a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface. 

The movie has been getting mostly positive reviews from critics.

Drew Taylor from The Playlist gave it a near perfect rating…

This movie will fill your heart up. Casarosa is an artist with a true perspective, fearless in his creative impulses and limitless in his compassion, and Luca is a pure expression of these sensibilities.

And Alonso Duralde from The Wrap also enjoyed the film…

Luca is sweet and affecting, capturing the bond that strangers can build over a summer, and how that friendship can endure. And like its shape-shifting protagonists, it’s got plenty going on beneath the surface.

But it wasn’t all great. In fact, Robert Daniels from RogerEbert.com claims it’s Pixar’s least “special” film yet…

While some material may hit with younger audiences, Luca makes for Pixar’s least enchanting, least special film yet.

Another critic, Roger Moore from Movie Nation, also slammed the movie…

Disney/Pixar’s animated “Luca” is “The Little Mermaid” without the heart, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” without the laughs. It’s a gorgeous-looking time-killer aimed at a very young and undemanding audience.

Who to believe? No idea. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself.

Jennifer Lopez Set To Save Humanity In Upcoming Sci-Fi Thriller Film ‘Atlas’

Jennifer Lopez, Netflix, and filmmaker Brad Peyton are joining forces to create a huge sci-fi thriller film titled Atlas.

And according to the premise, Lopez is humanity’s last hope.

Atlas unfolds in a bleak-sounding future where an AI soldier has determined the only way to end war is to end humanity. Obviously, this extremist approach to achieving a pacifist paradise doesn’t go down so well with Lopez, who finds herself teaming up with the one thing she fears most — another AI.

Gotta admit, that sounds a little confusing to me, but I think I’m here for it? I mean, maybe. Like, I definitely have a foot in the door.

Peyton was the director behind Rampage and San Andreas, so we know he can do end of the world action well.

He recently talked about partnering up with Lopez:

Having the chance to direct Jennifer in the title role of this movie is a dream come true, as I know she’ll bring the incredible strength, depth and authenticity we’ve all come to admire from her work.

This film will be the latest project to come out of Lopez’s first-look deal with Netflix.

No word on when filming is expected to begin, but we’ll keep you posted as more information comes out.

Lopez has two other movies she’s currently in development on as well. And you know, she’s having to find time to deepen her romance with Ben Affleck.

Kristen Bell Comedy ‘Queenpins’ Lands Huge $20 Million Deal With Paramount+

We’ve told you about the upcoming comedy ‘Queenpins‘ before, mainly to fill you in on the impressive cast, which includes Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Joel McHale, Paul Walter Hauser and Bebe Rexha.

The movie was inspired by a true story and follows a suburban housewife played by Bell, who is fed up with being dismissed and overlooked by her husband and society.

She decides to take back control of her life by starting an illegal coupon club. Her creation ends up scamming millions of dollars from big food companies while delivering deals to millions of fellow coupon clippers.

The fact that this is based on a true story, or “inspired” by one, makes me want to watch it even more. I love the idea of some small-town housewife sticking it to the man.

Anyway, the film recently sold to Paramount+ and Showtime in a pretty intense bidding war. The deal is reportedly worth $20 million, which ain’t so bad considering the budget was considerably less than that.

STXfilms will first distribute the film theatrically, and distribute international through its global partners and finish international sales at the upcoming Cannes Market.

Not entirely sure when it’s supposed to be released, but we’ll keep you posted. Maybe a trailer will drop soon.

Jack Black And Ice Cube Will Star In Comedy Film ‘Oh Hell No’ And The Plot Is Wild!

Jack Black is well known for his comedic talents, and Ice Cube, well, he’s known for a little bit of everything. He has a lot of talents inside his box, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know comedy is one of them.

Black and Cube are set to star in a huge comedy film titled Oh Hell No.

The movie, set to be released by Sony next summer, is being directed by Kitao Sakurai, the filmmaker behind Eric Andre’s Bad Trip film.

The plot follows Black’s Sherman, who falls in love with the mother of Ice Cube’s character Will, and his reaction to the budding romance is what gives the film its title.

Sounds pretty hilarious, right? Just picturing Cube’s mother bringing home Black to a family dinner, and then Cube giving him one of these faces…

The script was apparently written by several writers, including the writer behind Girls Trip and the writer behind Old School.

As mentioned above, it’s set to be released next summer on July 1, 2022.

We’ll keep you posted.

Zoe Kravitz Set To Make Feature Directing Debut With Thriller ‘Pussy Island’

I don’t know about you, but when I see the title, ‘Pussy Island‘ my interest goes up a little bit. It’s way better than Gilligan’s Island or Temptation Island. Out of all the islands out there, I prefer Pussy Island.

Anyway, I’m getting distracted. Pussy Island is an upcoming genre thriller from Zoe Kravitz. She will make her debut as a feature director. She also co-wrote the script with E.T. Feigenbaum, which sounds like a made up name.

According to the report, Channing Tatum will star in the film.

Frida is a young, clever, Los Angeles cocktail waitress who has her eyes set on the prize: philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King (Tatum). When she skillfully maneuvers her way into King’s inner circle and ultimately an intimate gathering on his private island, she is ready for a journey of a lifetime. Despite the epic setting, beautiful people, ever-flowing champagne and late-night dance parties, Frida can sense that there’s more to this island than meets the eye. Something she can’t quite put her finger on. Something that is a bit terrifying.

Well, damn. Maybe Pussy Island ain’t that great after all. Everything in moderation, eh? Maybe we don’t need a whole a** island of pussy.

By the way, Kravitz is super excited to be making this movie, which she should be. It’s a long process. She started writing the script back in 2017.

This is my first feature and it’s taken many years to get to this point and I’m very excited to step into this new phase. There’s absolutely a thriller element to the film, but it has comedy, drama and real heart. At heart through, it’s a genre thriller.

I’m looking forward to this one!

Yes, There Will Be A ‘Greenland’ Sequel, And Gerard Butler Is Returning

You may have missed a little disaster thriller film titled ‘Greenland‘ which was released through video on demand back in December of 2020. The movie, which stars Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin, was supposed to be released inside theaters, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed it several times.

So they decided to just put it out there, and the strategy worked because it’s slowly been growing in popularity. You can now watch it on HBO Max and Amazon Prime, and I’m surprised to say this…but it’s worth it.

The movie certainly isn’t logical, and there are some plot holes, but damn it’s ridiculously entertaining. And no one does the disaster film better than Butler. It’s his niche.

We say all this to report the delightful news that the team is returning for a sequel. Butler and Baccarin will return, along with the core filmmaking team, meaning the director and writer.

SPOILERS

In a continuation of the story, the Garrity family, who survive a near-extinction level event when an interstellar comet hits Earth, must leave the safety of the Greenland bunker and embark on a perilous journey across the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home.

Sounds good to me, cause I’ll admit, I was kinda wondering what the hell they were supposed to do in Greenland. I mean, how were these people going to grow food and rebuild when the rest of the planet is presumably destroyed?

Looks like we’ll find out. Not sure when the movie is expected to go into production, but we’ll keep you posted.

‘In The Heights’ Makes Just $11 Million At The Box Office, But Is It Really A Flop?

So the movie musical event ‘In The Heights‘ hit theaters this past weekend and most projections had the film making around $20 million in its opening weekend.

Unfortunately, the movie made just $11.4 million, which many are calling a disappointment.

But is it really? Well, it’s complicated. You see, the movie was also available to watch on HBO Max for free. Well, free provided you already pay for HBO Max.

So that definitely hurt the film’s numbers at the box office. Why would people go spend $40 at the movies when they can just watch it at home for free?

But of course, one could point to the recent Conjuring film, which made over $20 million during its opening weekend, despite the fact that it also premiered on HBO Max at the same time.

However you have to consider that horror movies almost always perform well at the box office, and The Conjuring had the franchise boost.

Yeah, ‘In The Heights’ was a hit Broadway show before becoming a film, but not a lot of people follow Broadway. For example, back in 2008, Mamma Mia made $27.6 million during its opening weekend at the box office, and that was based on one of the highest-grossing Broadway shows ever.

So the fact that ‘In The Heights’ *only* brought home $11 million isn’t really that disappointing. Honestly, it should have been expected, considering we are still coming out of a pandemic, and you could watch it for free on HBO Max.

One could argue the $20 million projections were a little too optimistic.