Daniel Radcliffe Joins Sandra Bullock In ‘Lost City of D”

The upcoming romantic adventure drama ‘Lost City of D‘ just added to its already impressive cast.

According to a new report, Daniel Radcliffe has joined the project, and he will be playing a villainous role.

The Paramount flick stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum…

The story follows a reclusive romance novelist (Bullock) who was sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum) until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.

Patti Harrison and Da’Vine Joy Randolph will co-star in the movie, which is being directed by Adam and Aaron Nee.

Last we heard, it’s scheduled to be released inside theaters on April 15, 2022, so you still have a solid year of waiting.

In the meantime, you can catch Daniel Radcliffe in the 2020 thriller/drama, Escape From Pretoria.

But just be warned, he ain’t Harry Potter no more.

Check Out The Trailer For The Upcoming Thriller-Horror Film ‘Bird Box’ Starring Sandra Bullock

Back in 2009, Sandra Bullock won multiple awards for her starring role in ‘The Blind Side,’ and now in 2018…she’s actually blind. Or at least blindfolded.

In Netflix’s upcoming horror flick ‘Bird Box‘ Bullock plays a desperate mom trying to lead her kids to safety. You see, a mysterious creature has taken out most of the world’s population. If you lock eyes with this creature, you’ll die, which is where the voluntary blindness comes in.

Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich also star in the movie, which on paper sounds like the opposite of A Quiet Place.

I must admit, it’s a pretty engaging premise, and Bullock always brings just the right amount of drama to her roles, so I am pretty hyped for this movie.

It’ll be released inside select theaters and on Netflix December 21, 2019. Check out the trailer below…

The First Trailer For ‘Ocean’s 8’ Has Arrived, Check Out The Madness Inside!

It feels like we’ve been hearing about this movie for years, and that’s probably because we have. They started promoting this movie back in 2015, teasing the all-star cast, which includes Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna.

Ocean’s 8 is scheduled to be released next June, 11 years after the final installment of the original series.

“The trailer positions Sandra Bullock’s character at the helm of a new heist crew anchored by Cate Blanchett. Mindy Kaling plays a jewelry expert, Rihanna a mysterious hacker type, Helena Bonham Carter works in fashion, Sarah Paulson’s a reluctant mom, and Awkwafina plays a street-smart hustler. The target is Anne Hathaway’s character, or more specifically, her $150,000,000 necklace.”

The early reaction to this trailer? Pretty positive. It does look entertaining, so at least there’s that. It doesn’t exactly feel original or even necessary, but at least it’ll be entertaining!

As mentioned above, Ocean’s 8 will hit theaters June 8, 2018.

First Official Photo From ‘Ocean’s 8’ Features Sandra Bullock, Rihanna, Cate Blanchett And More!

Are you ready for another spinoff/reboot/sequel/prequel/ugh from Hollywood? You better be! The first official photo from the set of Ocean’s 8, which is a spinoff from the Ocean’s trilogy, featuring an all-female cast has been released.

In the photo above, you have some of the most powerful women in Hollywood: Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Cate Blanchett, Helena-Bonham CarterAwkwafina, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson.

In addition to the photo, Warner Bros. shared this nugget of information

“In Summer 2018, the tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (SANDRA BULLOCK) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (CATE BLANCHETT); Nine Ball (RIHANNA); Amita (MINDY KALING); Constance (AWKWAFINA); Rose (HELENA BONHAM CARTER); Daphne Kluger (ANNE HATHAWAY); and Tammy (SARAH PAULSON).”

That’s right, folks. This movie won’t be hitting theaters until June 8, 2018. You still have a LONG time to wait, so you best get comfortable.

This photo will be all you have for several months.

‘The Heat’ Screenwriter Reveals The Script Was Originally Written For Amy Poehler And Tina Fey

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In 2013, the buddy cop comedy film The Heat was released. It was a moderately successful film, it received mostly positive reviews from critics, and it was a huge success at the box office, grossing $230 million worldwide against a $43 million budget.

The movie will always have a special place in my heart because it marked the first time I started saving my ticket stubs. No one cares about that except me, so now I’m realizing it was a useless piece of information to include. I apologize.

Anyway, Katie Dippold wrote the script, and while she was discussing the new Ghostbusters film (which she co-wrote) she talked about how The Heat was originally written for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Dippold was writing for Parks & Recreation when she created the first draft of the script. At the time, she believed Poehler would play the foulmouthed police officer and Fey would play the more reserved FBI-agent.

After she sold the script for a reported six-figure total, she got the surprise of her life when her “dream director” Paul Feig agreed to jump on as the director. While discussing casting, Feig mentioned he wanted a lead project for Melissa McCarthy, and apparently McCarthy was wanting to do a movie with Sandra Bullock.

And that’s when Dippold took a step back and realized McCarthy and Bullock would be perfect, “If you read the first draft, every now and then something starts to feel more like Melissa.”

I’m sure the film would have been successful either way, but it probably wouldn’t have made as much money had it starred Poehler and Fey. If you want to compare apples to apple juice, 2015’s Sisters comedy film (starring Fey and Poehler) made just $105 million at the box office. Not bad, but it’s not $230 million.

Movie Review: Minions – A Bit Exhausting To Watch

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The Minions, those gibberish spewing sidekicks from Despicable Me, are back with their own feature movie. It’s a bit of an origin story, and a clear shameless attempt to cash in on the success of Despicable Me.

The movie starts out with an intro that covers just why the Minions are predestined to serve evil masters. Following all that, it jumps to 1968 where we meet the brave Minions living in New York City, but are sadly master-less. They then learn of a Villain-Con taking place in Orlando, and off they go, hoping to find a new big bad guy to follow. So of course, they get into tons of trouble, winding up riding along with bank robbers, and meeting a motivational speaker who is set on world domination. The movie jumps to different locales and has a lot going on, making it sometimes hard to follow for a children’s movie.

I think it needs to be said. There’s a reason the minions are pill shaped, and that’s because they should be taken in small doses. While their gibberish is cute for a few minutes, it only takes a while before it starts to grate on your nerves.

The best way to describe the movie is shrill, but cute. It’s at times fun, and mostly cute, but occasionally cloying. This is a kid’s movie for kids, not one for adults to enjoy with kids.

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But then, with the rock and roll soundtrack, references to the Beatles, Japanese monster movies and the musical Hair, the jokes sometimes seem focused on adults. Maybe it was a way for adults to feel like they belonged in the audience, but I think the references were mainly just confusing to kids.

I can’t say it wasn’t cute. The movie was straight up adorable. The Minions are designed to be cute, so it’s hard not to enjoy their antics, but they were just too cute. It was too over the top and these little sidekicks are certainly not deep enough to have earned their own movie.

While I know sidekick spinoffs have worked in the past, with movies like Puss & Boots and the Penguins of Madagascar, those side characters actually had an interesting plot around them. Puss & Boots was a suave, debonair feline and the penguins were prison break artists. The most I can tell of the Minions is that they speak in gibberish and bumble around, knocking lots of stuff over and generally screwing up other people plans.

While it’s great for a side gag, it doesn’t work for an entire movie. It’s actually a bit exhausting to watch.

While your kids might make you suffer through this, I can’t say it’s one to watch for single adults. It’s a bit too cute, a bit too loud and a bit too bright for most people over 12 to walk away from without a massive migraine.

Sometimes, a sidekick is just a sidekick and it’s ok to leave them at that. For that reason, I got to say this is one to skip…unless your kids make you see it.

WE GAVE IT: 2.5 Stars

2.5 Stars

 

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