Check Out The Great Peter Dinklage In First Trailer For Musical Drama ‘Cyrano’

On Wednesday, MGM surprised fans by dropping the first trailer for ‘Cyrano’ featuring Peter Dinklage and Ben Mendelsohn.

The film, which is directed by Joe Wright, is a musical adaptation of the stage musical from Erica Schmidt, who just so happens to be married to Dinklage. In addition to Dinklage and the incredibly talented Mendelsohn, this film will also star Haley Bennett.

Dinklage plays Cyrano, a member of the Kings Guard whose best friend and secret love is Roxanne (Bennett) She is stuck with a suiter (Ben Mendelsohn) foist upon her to secure her family’s financial future, so Cyrano instead encourages her relationship with the strapping Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr), who has what Cyrano lacks in physicality but lacks what Cyrano has in wit and intellect.

The film is reportedly set between 1640-1720. It had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival to mostly positive reviews from critics. Some believe there could be some awards at play here.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters on December 31 in a limited capacity, followed by a larger release in the new year.

Check out the trailer below…

Peter Dinklage Set To Star In Legendary’s Upcoming ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

If you thought Peter Dinklage’s career would fizzle out following ‘Game of Thrones’ you were very wrong and should be ashamed.

Dinklage has a few big movie roles lined up, but perhaps his biggest will be in Legendary’s upcoming ‘Toxic Avenger‘ reboot.

It was announced this week that the 51-year-old actor will star in the film, which is in a similar tone to Deadpool. The original film was released back in 1984, and it performed fairly well for the niche genre of superhero dark comedy.

What is the story about?

When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.

So it’s even more relevant today. Honestly, I think this reboot will be more successful than the original film, simply because the world is more open to this style of comedy now.

It’ll be directed by Macon Blair, who directed/wrote the lovely Netflix film, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Super excited for this one. No word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you posted.

Peter Dinklage And Jason Momoa Joining Forces To Star In Vampire Film ‘Good Bad & Undead’

Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage previously worked together on some show called ‘Game of Thrones‘ and now they may be reuniting.

According to a report from Variety, the two stars are in negotiations to produce and star in the upcoming vampire flick, Good Bad & Undead, from Legendary.

Dinklage will portray Van Helsing, the last in a line of vampire hunters. He has an uneasy partnership with Momoa’s vampire character, who has taken a vow never to kill again. Together they run a scam from town to town, where Van Helsing pretends to vanquish the vampire for money. But they wind up on the run after a massive bounty is put on the vampire.

The studio has locked in Max Barbakow as the director. The movie is based on an original idea from Mark Swift and Damian Shannon.

For those who don’t know, Barbakow is on a bit of a hot streak. He is the director behind the recent Andy Samberg film ‘Palm Springs‘ which broke the record for biggest sale in Sundance history. Neon/Hulu purchased it for $17.5 million.

No word on when this vampire film will be released, but as always, we’ll keep you posted.

Josh Brolin And Peter Dinklage Set To Star In Comedy Film Titled ‘Brothers’

Well, Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin certainly don’t look like brothers, but we’re willing to bet that’s where the comedy comes in.

Legendary Entertainment has secured a deal for Macon Blair to write/direct their upcoming comedy feature, Brothers.

The movie will star Dinklage and Brolin.

Story details are being kept under wraps, other than that it will revolve around two brothers played by Brolin and Dinklage. Sources say the project is in the vein of the classic comedy ‘Twins,’ the 1988 Ivan Reitman film toplined by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.

For those who don’t know, Blair is a very talented filmmaker. He wrote/directed the lovely Netflix film, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in 2017 and won the festival’s grand jury prize. If you still haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and go give it a watch.

No word on a potential release date for this ‘Brothers’ film, but we will keep you posted.

‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ Releases New Teaser Trailer Starring Elle Fanning And Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage has a starring role in ‘I Think We’re Alone Now,’ which features a post-apocalyptic world. In the drama, Peter’s character Del is not all that sad about the world ending because he’s a bit of a recluse, so he’s comfortable with living alone.

He built himself a little home out of the ruins of his town and was doing just fine, but then Elle Fanning shows up and makes Del’s life a little more complicated than he’d like.

The movie has been getting mostly positive reviews from critics. It doesn’t look like it’s going to win any awards, but it definitely looks like it’ll be worth a watch, if only because you’re madly in love with Peter.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters September 21, 2018, so make sure you go out to your local theater and show it some love.

Check out the trailer below…

Movie Review: The Boss – McCarthy’s Range is Stifled into Clichéd roles and Contrived Endings

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I have to admit I didn’t have high hopes for The Boss. Melissa McCarthy seems to be getting progressively worse at choosing movie roles. She started out great with Spy, floundered with Tammy, and now, the worst one yet, The Boss, truly underestimates her potential.

This time, Mellissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, a woman who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. McCarthy is joined in The Boss by an all-star cast led by Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage and Kathy Bates. Directed by Ben Falcone (Tammy), the comedy is based on an original character created by McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Falcone.

Put bluntly, this isn’t a particularly good comedy. While the premise is interesting, if a bit overdone, it doesn’t pan out. The movie relies too heavy on sight gags and obvious jokes, missing the opportunity for a better, smarter comedy.

The bits are rehashed from other better movies. The Girl Scout fight, the mismatched buddy duo, the cold hearted business woman growing a heart, they’re all done to death tropes, warmed over for an audience who that laughing.

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It’s almost like McCarthy is holding herself back by letting her husband continue to write these movies for her. I’m sorry, but I don’t think his strengths lie in comedy. McCarthy is more than just sight gags and one liners. Unfortunately, her range is stifled into clichéd roles with contrived endings.

Melissa McCarthy carries the movie, that’s for sure. The only thing even remotely amusing about this is her. Even then, jokes that come on too strong and stay too long left this viewer not finding a chuckle worthy moment.

I wish we could see the McCarthy of Spy and Bridesmaids again, the one who didn’t rely on clichés but instead went for the unexpected joke. The one who surprised us by twisting the clichés, not leaning on them like crutches.

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This unfortunate film fell short of her talent and some of the problem might be her costars. While Kristen Bell plays well across from less dynamic personalities, in this role, she drowned. There was a secondary storyline involving her, but I really wasn’t invested enough to pay attention. She was nothing more than another inanimate object McCarthy bounced jokes off of.

Dinklage was another one that I just didn’t feel fit the role. How many times have we seen him play this character? I feel like in the past few movies I’ve seen him in, he’s always playing the button down business man who’s secretly shady. While he stands a bit better next to McCarthy than Bell does, even he’s overshadowed.

It’s a disappointing effort that’s slowly starting to turn me off all McCarthy films. It reminds me a bit of the demise of Chris Farley’s career, where he went from playing characters to clichés. As a result, not worth the watch.

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

2 Stars

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Trailer Alert: Adam Sandler’s New Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Pixels’ Looks Ridiculous In The Best Way Possible

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Several years ago, telling someone that Adam Sandler starred in the film was enough to make them want to buy a ticket. But after producing a string of awful movies, people are beginning to wonder if his best work is behind him.

Well, it looks like Adam Sandler is about to deliver in a big way. Sony Pictures released the first trailer for Chris Columbus’ latest film, Pixels, and it looks like it could be one of the most entertaining movies of the summer.

The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan. For those who haven’t heard much about the movie, it’s based on Patrick Jean’s short film in 2010. You can actually watch it by clicking here.

Here is some more information about the movie:

“In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.”

Sounds like a pretty fantastic idea, right? And the good news is that it doesn’t just sound like a good idea. The first trailer shows that it also looks like a great idea.

Check it out down below, and be sure to watch this movie when it hits theaters July 24, 2015.

Movie Review: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

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3.5 stars

Even though it hasn’t been heavily advertised, I just had to see this movie. Why? Because it includes some of my favorite actors including Robin Williams, Mila Kunis and even Peter Dinklage (the man who puts the Pimp in Imp in Game of Thrones). I went with no idea of what it was about or even what genre it was in. I went in because I was that sucked in by the headliners.

Luckily, the premise was wonderful. Robin Williams plays Henry, a man who is always angry and always in a bad mood. After getting pissed off at his doctor Dr. Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis), because she tells him he has a brain aneurysm, he goes on a crazy rant. That rant irritates Sharon, who makes a huge error in judgment and chooses to tell Henry that he only has 90 minutes left to live. Henry storms out, and then decides with his last hour and a half to make amends with the people he has hurt due to his anger.

The movie is sticky sentimental, as is often the case with Robin Williams’ films, but it still works, maybe because it’s a Robin Williams film. It’s well paced. The movie dips between who Harry is now and how he got that way, via the use of flashbacks. As with all Robin William’s movies, there is a terrible tragedy in his characters past.

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They also manage to parallel Kunis’ character’s story easily into the movie, as she clearly has her own issues. The movie sends her on a romp through New York City, hunting down Henry and resolving her problems.

Dinklage plays Henry’s estranged younger brother and the interaction between the two of them is fantastic, being both dramatic and hilarious. One of the big problems that Henry has is how little time he has to make amends. As a result, no one believes him when he tries and by the time they do, it’s too late.

I think this movie could have used a little bit more actual comedy and a little less of the frantic pace. I understand the guy has 90 minutes to live, but it was exhausting to watch and the characters didn’t feel fully developed, other than the stars.

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Phil Alden Robinson is a Hollywood legend when it comes to directing, and he came out of semi-retirement after 10 years to make this movie. He brought us movies like Field of Dreams and the Sum of All fears, so this guy knows his way around a great script.

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn isn’t as good as the actors that star in it. Despite that fact that Henry allegedly has 90 minutes to live, the film comes in at only 78 minutes and a lot of it feels rushed and frantic. William’s ratings are great, but are overdone for the purposes of trying to squeeze a laugh out of the audience in what is actually a very depressing movie.

Despite all that, it’s still worth the watch, thanks to the efforts of the actors involved.  Watch the official Trailer below:

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Movie Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

xmen_days_of_future_past_ver6**Warning** This review is by a casual fan!  I’m not a comic book aficionado by any means

four and a half stars

Despite an incredibly stupid name (seriously, days of future past? What does that even mean) the newest X-Men release is crushing at the box office and killing with reviewers as well.

The plot is a little complex, and there are literally thousands of characters, so I am going to simplify as much as I can. In the future, the evil humans are at mutant hating again, and this time the have developed giant robots to keep the mutants in check. Of course, in any movie with robots, the robots go batty and wipe out half of humanity instead. So, they do what anyone would do. They send Hugh Jackman to the 1970s to stop the humans from using the robots in the first place.

Is anyone reminded of Terminator yet?

Anyway, the plot, while convoluted, still manages to come across cleanly. While it should be difficult to keep all the characters straight, each brings their own unique slant to their rolls, so it really isn’t that hard. Hugh Jackman is at his Wolverine best, arguing with people and sauntering around in a leather jacket. My biggest complaint about the characters was the significant lack of Storm time, which I find to be the best female character in the X-Men.

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Jennifer Lawrence as bad girl Mystique certainly makes up for it. Quicksilver (Evan Peters) was another great addition to the cast, and he easily has one of the best scenes in the movie.

Excellent special effects are to be expected in this rendition and you will not be disappointed. There is a lot of action, but it is all well choreographed and extremely entertaining. A few great scenes include the sudden stopping of time, Magneto’s prison break and pretty much any scene where Wolverine kicks someone’s ass.

This is not a disappointing addition to the franchise, not like the Origins movie or even worse The Last Stand. This was probably one of the best additions of the franchise, actually. Despite the fact that this could have gone horribly wrong, considering the cast of thousands and the convoluted plot, it didn’t.

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Instead, it’s an entertaining, utterly watchable thrill ride that gives some great new characters, while reuniting us with some of our old favorites. This was a stand out movie because it covered all the elements. Great direction, effects and stars make this movie memorable without making it too loud. I doubt this would have been done half as well if it weren’t for director Bryan Singer, who handled the first X-Men movie. Singer’s gift for pacing keeps the movie clear when it should be convoluted.

The theater has been packed with super heroes saving the world this spring, and sometimes it’s hard to find a standout in all that mess. But this newest edition of X-Men is a stand out movie. The script was well written, the dialog was cleaver and Wolverine is at his snappy deadpan best.

While it has a silly name, it kind of fits, once you watch the movie.  Watch the official trailer below;

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