Month: September 2014

Interstellar debuts another beautiful banner

When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely-separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity.

David Fincher to direct season 1 of HBO’s Utopia

As Gone Girl racks up tremendous accolades, director David Fincher’s follow-up project will not be for the big screen but rather the small as he reunites with writer Gillian Flynn for the HBO series “Utopia.” According to The Guardian, Gone Girl writer Flynn will adapt the British crime thriller, and unlike Fincher’s previous series “House of Cards,” the helmer will direct all episodes in the first season.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes DVD/Blu-Ray cover art and special features revealed

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced that director Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on December 2 and on Digital HD November 11. The film quickly became the highest-grossing film in the franchise this summer, netting nearly $680 million at the box office.

TV Review: “The Simpsons Guy”

It’s interesting that the form in which this massive television event- a crossover episode of the two most beloved “grown-up” animated shows of the century- arrives is a regular Family Guy episode. It begins with the normal FG opening credits and the first 10-12 minutes could be found in any regular episode! To be honest, there are most cleverly-written jokes in this opening segment than in the rest of the episode, but the fun of seeing the Simpsons and FG characters on screen together makes up for it!

Box Office: The Equalizer has impressive $35m opening

The last weekend of September was a good one for Denzel Washington as he reunited with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua for a new take on the ’80s show The Equalizer (Sony), co-starring Chloe Moretz and Marton Csokas, which opened with a solid $35 million in 3,236 theaters. It averaged over $10,000 per location and is the third biggest opening in Washington’s career following 2007’s American Gangster and 2012’s Safe House, just ahead of the $32.8 million opening of 2010’s The Book of Eli.

Aidan Gillen joins Maze Runner sequel The Scorch Trials

“Game of Thrones” star Aidan Gillen has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox’s The Scorch Trials, the upcoming sequel to the now-in-theaters hit The Maze Runner. The Hollywood Reporter has the news, reporting that Gillen will play the story’s villain, Janson, also known as Rat-Man. They have also confirmed that Wes Ball, the director of the first film, will be returning for the sequel.