We all know video game adaptations haven’t always worked in Hollywood. In fact, most haven’t, but that won’t stop Hollywood from trying.
Columbia Pictures just released the first trailer for Uncharted, which is based on the popular Playstation video game by Naughty Dog. This adaptation was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the filmmaker behind the ‘Zombieland‘ film franchise.
This flick has an impressive cast featuring Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Tati Gabrielle and Antonio Banderas.
Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother
As mentioned in the quote, this game is super popular. It has shipped more than 41 million units, easily making it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.
And you know what that means, right? This movie has millions of hardcore gamers to impress, which is not an easy task.
Uncharted will hit theaters February 18, 2022. Check out the trailer below…
People can make fun of Michael Bay all they want, but the dude knows how to direct an entertaining flick.
His latest film? An action-thriller titled Ambulance, starring the always incredible Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s a remake of the 2005 Danish film of the same name directed by Laurits Munch-Petersen.
In this remake, Gyllenhaal stars alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
The two actors play a pair of bank robbers who hijack an ambulance, operated by a paramedic (Eiza González) and carrying a patient in critical condition.
The movie wrapped filming back in March of 2021 and is expected to hit theaters February 18, 2022. It’s set over the course of a single day in Los Angeles, so it should be an action-packed ride.
While speaking with USA Today, Gyllenhaal says shooting scenes in the back of an ambulance for hours and hours every single day gave him a newfound respect for first responders…
A lot of the movie I’m in an ambulance, so there’s not a lot of space (laughs) There are a lot of scenes where I’m just being thrown around an ambulance and I’ve got to say, that gave me even more respect for first responders because there are so many sharp edges in an ambulance nobody thinks about when it’s driving as fast it is.
Jim Cummings is an interesting product of Hollywood, or anti-Hollywood. He’s an actor/writer/director who is perhaps best known for his indie film, Thunder Road, which actually started out as a short film in 2016. Following the success of the short film, a feature movie was made and released in 2018.
Since then, he’s produced several movies and even landed a role in the most recent ‘Halloween Kills’ film, but he hadn’t directed again.
That changed this past year though. Cummings co-wrote/co-directed the upcoming film, The Beta Test, alongside PJ McCabe. And just like in Thunder Road, Cummings also has the starring role.
The satire follows an engaged talent rep who accepts a mysterious offer to engage in a consensual and anonymous sexual encounter — only to face severe repercussions as his work and home life fall apart in the aftermath. The filmmakers called the project a dark thriller about the problematic nature of the entertainment industry and humanity’s willingness to jeopardize our happiness in small and constant decisions.
The film, which is being distributed by IFC Films played at the Berlin International Film Festival to great reviews. It currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It’ll be released in select theaters/on demand on November 5, 2021. You won’t want to miss this one.
Ever since we first heard that Nicole Kidman would be playing Lucille Ball in the upcoming ‘Being the Ricardos‘ film, we couldn’t wait to see her transformation.
And thankfully, we’re seeing our first little taste of it this week, thanks to Amazon Studios releasing the first teaser trailer.
The biopic, which stars Kidman and Javier Bardem as the famous duo, was written/directed by Aaron Sorkin.
The ‘Being the Ricardos’ trailer, released by Amazon Studios Tuesday, gives loyal ‘Lucy’ lovers a glimpse at the less-than-lovey-dovey disharmony between Ball, who died at 77 in 1989, and Arnaz, who died at 69 in 1986, during a particularly tumultuous time in their 20-year marriage and television careers.
The film basically follows one week in their lives. A very long week, which features rumors of infidelity and communism.
In addition to Kidman and Bardem, the biopic stars J.K. Simmons, Jake Lacy, Alia Shawkat, and Nina Arianda.
It’s set to hit theaters December 10, 2021, followed by a nationwide released on Amazon Prime Video on December 21.
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, has finally released its first trailer. The drama, which is based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley.
In the film, Colman plays a middle-aged woman vacationing alone and having flashbacks to her days as a young wife and mother.
An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.
This film will hit select theaters on December 17, followed by a nationwide release on Netflix on December 31, so clearly they’re hoping this movie brings home some awards.
The Lost Daughter premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Variety called the casting of Colman ‘subversive’ and of Buckley ‘inspired,’ while noting that Gyllenhaal ‘assumes an unfussy, practically invisible non-style that conveys the essential while privileging the performances.’
Certainly sounds like it has the potential to impress. Check out the first trailer below…
Ben Affleck and George Clooney are hoping to take home a few awards for their upcoming coming-of-age drama, The Tender Bar.
George Clooney directed the film, which is based on the coming-of-age story of the same name from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist J.R. Moehringer.
The 2005 memoir centers on Moehringer (played by Daniel Ranieri as a child and Tye Sheridan as a young adult), who finds a father figure in his bartender uncle and the patrons of his bar, who take him to the beach, to ballgames and ultimately inside their inner circle.
Affleck stars as the loving uncle. Additionally, the film features performances from Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan and Christopher Lloyd, who is 82-years-old, if you can believe that!
The early reviews for this movie have been stuck in the middle. No one seems to hate it, but no one has truly expressed love for it either.
Honestly, I think the trailer looks pretty good, but we’ll see how the whole film plays out. It’ll hit select theaters on December 17 before going wide on December 22.
Halle Berry is directing herself in the upcoming MMA drama film, Bruised. The 55-year-old actress will be making her feature directorial debut, so it’s a pretty big deal.
In addition to directing, she’s also starring as Jackie Justice, a MMA fighter who has left the sport in disgrace.
Years later, we find her down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret, watching as she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi (Adan Canto) and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter (Shamier Anderson) who promises her a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny (Danny Boyd, Jr.) — the son she gave up as an infant— shows up at her doorstep, following the death of his father.
Sounds like there’s a lot going on there, but the trailer looks interesting, so I’m excited to check it out. It’ll be released inside select theaters on November 17 before being released nationwide on Netflix on November 24.
While speaking with The New York Times in September, Berry had this to say about the movie:
We haven’t seen an African American woman in this way in a movie. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I am salt of the earth, it’s a world I know and is intrinsic to who I am. If I’m going to get to tell a story, I’m going to make it from a point of view that I know. I thought that was a very good way for me to start.
Last month, HBO Max purchased the distribution rights to the upcoming period drama, Women Is Losers. They picked up the film after it premiered at this year’s SXSW. No word on how much the deal was worth, but we have to imagine the numbers aren’t too important for writer/director Lissette Feliciano.
This is her debut feature film, so we’re sure having it streamed nationwide on HBO Max is a pretty big deal.
The movie is about a young Latinx single mother in the 1960s who lives in San Francisco and fights back against sexism, discrimination and poverty.
Women Is Losers stars Lorenzo Izzo, Simu Liu, Bryan Craig, and Liza Weil. It has won multiple awards on the festival circuit, so it should be a pretty good film to check out, especially if you’re already paying for HBO Max.
Feliciano had this to say about the movie:
We set out to make a film that was as bold, funny, and honest as the women that inspired it. We could think of no better time in our nation’s history for this film to reach the women of America. This is one you’re going to want to watch with your family. We’ve found the perfect partner in HBO Max who are known for their provocative and entertaining content.
It’s set to debut on the streaming service on Monday, October 18. Check out the trailer below…
He may not get as much attention as some other movie stars, but Ethan Hawke is consistently pumping out good movies. He’s one of the best actors out there and he knows his sh*t. You hear him talk in an interview, and his love for just art in general really shines.
So when he’s set to star in a new movie, we pay attention. Hawke stars in the upcoming horror flick, The Black Phone, from writer/director Scott Derrickson. Of course, Hawke is no stranger to the horror genre, previously starring in Derrickson’s 2012 hit, Sinister.
The Black Phone follows an abducted boy locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is a black, antique telephone with a disconnected cord. However, the phone rings at night with calls from the dead children, helping the boy plot his escape.
Universal Pictures released the first trailer for the film this week. In addition to Hawke, this movie stars Jeremy Davies, James Ransone and Mason Thames.
Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse, recently said this movie was the scariest project he’s ever worked on, which is saying a lot considering he has produced 99% of horror films released in the past five years.
Check out the trailer below. It’s set to hit theaters February 2022.