It seemed to be a foregone conclusion, but now Marvel Entertainment has made it official. Dominic Cooper, who played the role of Tony’s father Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, as well as the Marvel One-Shot “Agent Carter,” will reprise his role in the upcoming “Agent Carter” TV series.
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.
Episode 2s of highly-anticipated new shows can often be the worst episode of the entire first season- attempting to maintain the tone of the pilot without having any real audience opinion to that first episode come in yet. Not so for FOX’s Gotham, which was superbly entertaining once more this week and expanded many of the pilot’s best aspects.
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.
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.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone and Joanna Newson, Inherent Vice hits theaters on December 12.
Opening in theaters and IMAX on November 7, Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace and David Gyasi.
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!
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.
The film stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, and Jonny Weston. Tak3n opens in theaters on January 9, 2015.
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Following a report earlier this year that suggested a late 2014 shoot for the project, The Denver Post has revealed that Quentin Tarantino will be bringing his latest production, The Hateful Eight, to Colorado this December.
“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.
USA Network is staging a Lost reunion, casting fan favorite Josh Holloway in writer-producer Carlton Cuse’s new sci-fi drama pilot Colony.