Henry Cavill Set To Star In Upcoming Romance Film ‘The Rosie Project’

It’s been a busy past couple weeks for ‘Man of Steel’ star Henry Cavill. We told you recently that he’s set to join the impressive cast of Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming spy thriller, Argylle, as well as Lionsgate’s Highlander reboot.

And now this week it’s being reported that the 38-year-old actor will take a break from the action world to star in the upcoming romance film, The Rosie Project.

Steve Falk will write and direct the film, which follows an unlucky-in-love university professor who creates an elaborate questionnaire in an effort to find a wife and meets an unconventional woman who doesn’t match any of his ‘requirements,’ but might be the perfect woman for him.

According to my Google research, it looks like a version of this film was scheduled to enter production five years ago, with Ryan Reynolds set to star. For whatever reason, that version never happened, and now here we are with a different star and different director.

In any event, the premise sounds cute enough, and it’ll be nice to see Cavill escape from the action genre.

No word on when filming is set to begin, but they’ll likely have to work around Cavill’s busy schedule.

Check Out Henry Cavill And Alexandra Daddario In New Trailer For Crime Thriller ‘Nomis’

You probably haven’t heard much about this movie, which is a bit surprising because it has some pretty big names in it.

Nomis (Night Hunter in the States) is a crime thriller starring Henry Cavill, Alexandra Daddario, Ben Kingsley, Minka Kelly, Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion.

That’s a pretty impressive cast. According to the reports, this movie is about a detective and his police squad who get “caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who’s linked to years of female abductions and murders.”

Obviously since this is a crime thriller, there will probably be lots of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. Nomis was written and directed by David Raymond. It’ll be his feature directorial debut.

It’ll hit theaters in Europe later this year. No word on a release date in the states, but we will keep you posted.

Check out the trailer below…


Say Whaaat? Henry Cavill Will Join Tom Cruise In ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

Yes. They are making another Mission: Impossible movie, because no mission is impossible for Hollywood, except of course to go out on a limb and make something original. That seems to be impossible.

But enough of my bitching. It’s Friday, and to be honest, the last Mission: Impossible film was actually pretty good.

The upcoming sequel will bring back director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise, and thanks to an Instagram post from the director, we know Henry Cavill has joined the cast.

Cavill replied to the post in the comments with a short message, “How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair…” he wrote.

And then they had this conversation (seriously)

McQuarrie: Excellent. Just a few caveats: must enjoy extreme heights, high speeds, motor vehicles of all varieties (especially aircraft), practical stunts, firearms, and sporadic exposition. All good?

Cavill: Only if I get to fly for real.

McQuarrie: I do believe I specified practical stunts. You in?

Cavill: Oh ok…..I’m in!

McQuarrie: Outstanding. Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds.

There you have it. Superman is coming to the Mission: Impossible franchise. Are you excited?

Movie Review: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice – After the Opening, it all Goes Downhill.


God, the comic geeks must have spooged themselves when they learned that finally, all their ‘batman v superman’ arguments were coming to the movies. I never got that. To me Batman Versus Superman is the same as the ratio of ghosts to snork berries; nonexistent.  But, with the intent of becoming the wet dreams of 13-year-old boys everywhere, director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer put this together.

And now it’s time for a rant. How many times have I said “too many Superman movies”? How many times have I said “too many Batman movies?” So what do they do? Put them together. And, as if they’re making fun of me, they stick Ben Affleck in the lead.

That’s it. I quit. <typing stops abruptly, sound of footsteps, door slams>

Ok, not really. But that’s the kind of abrupt change of attitude you can expect from this newest DC adaptation. Dawn of Justice peaks in its opening sequence, a slow-motion, Sucker Punch-esque dispatching of the Batman origin story in three minutes or less, which sets the stage for the introduction of an older, broken, kinda fat Batman (Ben Affleck), who engages in increasingly violent and futile attempts to clean up Gotham City. The rest of the introductory character work sees Superman (Henry Cavill) grappling with public criticism over his actions in his last cinematic outing and the young Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) attempting to build a weapon capable of stopping Superman.


After the opening, it all goes downhill. I have to admit; I didn’t hate Ben Affleck in this. He makes a passable Batman. Henry Cavill came across better as Clark Kent. Jesse Eisenberg was almost embarrassing as Lex Luthor. It felt like he was doing an impression of Heath Ledger playing the Joker. Watching Jesse Eisenberg, I wasn’t entirely sure if he’d ever heard of Superman.

Now me, I’m not a person who has a big problem with violence. Heck, I love everything by Quentin Tarantino and he’s turned violence into an art form. But this movie seemed to be rushed in order to get to the next violent fight scene. The characters become completely interchangeable and really, you stop caring about who wins. The problem is there really are no stakes. This is such an obvious cash grab; we know that they’d never kill off anything they can franchise. Hell, if a spork tested well with a focus group, they’d give it a franchise. And I’d watch the Adventures of Sporky just like everyone else.


It’s not worth the watch, but it’s inevitable. It’s one of those bad blockbusters that everyone will go to, but eventually forget until the next one gets spit out by the studio.  They’re raking in garbage bags of money and we’re watching what they tell us to.

I’d say if it’s a choice between this and a Trump rally, I’d go with the Trump Rally. While the Trump Rally will be violent, at least Ben Affleck won’t be there.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

2 Stars

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Movie Review: The Man from Uncle – A Fun Exciting Romp That Redefines The Espionage Movie

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I have to admit I was a bit worried when I saw the Man from U.N.C.L.E. coming so soon on the heels of a Mission Impossible release. Much like Mission Impossible. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a spy movie adapted from a popular TV show. Unlike Mission Impossible, I never saw the show. If I had, I probably would have noticed how truly different the two films are.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is centered around the CIA in the early 60s. It has the bright, playful technicolor feel that was so popular in the 60s, setting it off as different from the beginning. Henry Cavill plays Napoleon Solo, a former master-thief blackmailed by the CIA (represented by a nasty-raspy Jared Harris) into becoming a secret agent. Cavill is a debonair womanizer who wears thousand dollar suits and delivers smart aleck lines with perfect timing. He’s a play on old school James Bond, but with a bit less tension. He’s partnered up with Illya Kuryakin, a former KGB agent who has flipped sides in order to fight a nuclear armed organization.

The characters were caricatures but in this movie, that’s a good thing. The whole thing has a bit of a cartoony feel and it’s pretty clear that Guy Richie was having a lot of fun playing with the clichés. It’s a movie that celebrates the cliché to the highest order, making it clear that’s it’s laughing at itself.

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This is a hard thing to pull off, but they managed to do so pretty cleanly. The movie hits just about every major cliché an action franchise can, from love interest in trouble, to mismatched buddy comedy, to evil genius bent on world domination. This is all done in a tongue in cheek style that tells you the makers knew exactly what they were doing and still managed to give it a newer twist.

Much of that had to do with the talent of the leads, both of which were played true to character. While I think the female lead could have been done better, the two males pretty much define the word “mismatched”. It’s like the odd couple joined the CIA.

I do have to say this is a clear attempt to create a new franchise, and I really don’t think that’s necessary. While a good movie, the gimmick will feel tired a second time around. It’s a joke that’s hilarious the first time you heard it, but not so great the second.

That’s not to say that this movie isn’t worth the watch. It’s a fun exciting romp that redefines the espionage movie and makes fun of the genre at the same time. The retro 60s feel added something special to the movie and the clever use of color gave this movie a vibrant, stylish feel.

It’s a fun movie, with great characters and an easy to follow premise. While it’s clearly been done and timed in order to capitalize on the success of the Mission Impossible franchise, it doesn’t feel like the same thing. It’s a new twist on an old genre.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

3.5 stars

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‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Releases First Trailer, And It Looks Great! (VIDEO)


A lot of people hitting the theater this weekend will be watching the spy-themed action film, Kingsman: The Secret Service. But it’s not the only interesting spy tale coming out this year.

Guy Ritchie’s film adaption of the classic 1960s television series, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is scheduled for a summer release on Aug 14, 2015. The film, which takes place in the 1960s, stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Hugh Grant.

It’s been quite the struggle getting this story to the big screen. It had spent years in development. Original plans had Steven Soderbergh directing and George Clooney taking on the starring role as Napoleon Solo. Unfortunately, Clooney was forced to drop out of the project, and then Soderbergh followed him out the door.

After that, Guy Ritchie decided he would come on as the director; however, the drama didn’t end there. Ritchie had originally picked Tom Cruise for the Napoleon role, but Cruise backed out to focus all his attention on Mission: Impossible 5.

And while it would have been interesting to see Clooney or Cruise take on this role, it looks like Henry Cavill will work out just fine.

Check out the official trailer and plot summary down below…

“Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.”