With little under two months to go until the long awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, Disney have released the third (and seemingly final) trailer for Finding Dory. This latest taster brings a fair amount of new footage to whet our appetites. Among the highlights are a hilarious sea lion duo voiced by Idris Elba and Dominic West.
Also starring in this deep sea sequel are Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy as Dory’s parents joining the returning voice talents of Ellen Degeneres and Albert Brooks as Dory and Marlin. Finding Dory is set to be released on July 19 in the UK. Check out the trailer below:]]>
With Angry Birds topping the box office, it seems this was inevitable. Now that Hollywood knows they can make money off of big screen adaptations of bestselling mobile games (at the time of writing Angry Birds has already made over $150 million worldwide), Tripp Vision have announced that they will be producing a live-action comedy adaptation of Fruit Ninja. The game, which centers around slicing fruit and not much else, is the second top-selling iOS game of all time and while the films plot details are yet to be unveiled, the screenplay is reportedly being written by J P Lavin and Chad Damiani whose previous work include adapting the upcoming Robert Zemeckis production of How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack.
More news as we get it but for now start saving your money to watch fruit slicing on the big screen…]]>
MCM London Comic Con hits the town this weekend for a full three-day festival of gloriously geeky entertainment …and the latest edition of the world’s third largest comic con also boasts our strongest ever guest line-up. Headlining the Excel event are Kunal Nayyar (Raj) and Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) from smash hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory and Jesse Eisenberg, who stars as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.
Joining them are a galaxy of stars from sci-fi, fantasy and superhero series, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s Elizabeth Henstridge, Luke Mitchell and Nick Blood; Arrow‘s Katrina Law and Willa Holland; Being Human‘s Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and Lenora Critchlow; Sleepy Hollow‘s Tom Mison; Agent Carter‘s Lotte Verbeek and John Noble (Fringe, Elementary, Lord of the Rings).
Then there’s Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Reg E. Cathey, Wrenn Schmidt and Kate Lyn Sheil from upcoming horror drama Outcast; Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Josef Altin and Hannah Waddingham from fantasy epic Game of Thrones; and Kris Holden-Ried, Rachel Skarsten and Zoie Palmer from the critically acclaimed Lost Girl. Palmer will also be appearing with her co-stars from new sci-fi series Dark Matter – Melissa O’Neil, Jodelle Ferland and Roger Cross.
Also meeting fans are the inimitable Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Harry Potter); Erin Richards (Gotham); Amanda Righetti (Colony); Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf); Poppy Drayton (The Shannara Chronicles); Rebecca Breeds (The Originals); Neil Jackson (Quantum of Solace, Blade: The Series); Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval) and Doctor Who‘s Peter Davison and Sophie Aldred.
Moving on to different genre, we also welcome a strong crime contingent in the shape of Scottie Thompson (NCIS); Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah (NCIS: Los Angeles); and Hélène Joy and Thomas Craig (Murdoch Mysteries). Meanwhile, the world of animation gives us Adventure Time‘s Jeremy Shada, Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick, anime director Michael Arias and staff from Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin III, whose EU premiere takes place at Comic Con.
Games guests include voice of Lara Croft, Camilla Luddington; Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate star Paul Amos. We’re also hosting an exclusive VR panel featuring two brand new VR games as they are presented to an expert panel, including: David Wilson, Director of Communications, SCEE; Jo Twist, CEO UKIE; Imre Jele, CCO Bossa Studios; Patrick Luanaigh, CEO NDreams; Alex Moyet, Commercial Strategist at Media Molecule and Joel Breton, VP of Global VR Content HTC Vive.
Finally, turning to online stars, we’re thrilled to welcome Meg Turney, Tomska, The Yogscast, Ashens, Jack And Dean, Eddsworld and our friends from UK festival Summer In The City, plus many more. And of course it wouldn’t be Comic Con without a host of top-notch comic book talent, including Dave Gibbons, Bob Layton, John McCrea, Gary Erskine, Yishan Li, Lee Townsend and John-Paul Bove.
Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) are back as everybody’s favourite legal duo in the riveting fifth season of Suits, available on Blu-ray and DVD from 6th June, 2016, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK). This season sees more twists and turns than ever before, making it a must watch for all fans. To celebrate its release we look back at some of the show’s best ever moments… (Beware: Spoilers!)
1. Mike gets hired (Pilot – S1, Ep1)
One of the best scenes to date comes all the way back from the pilot. Following a drug deal gone bad Mike Ross accidently stumbles into a job interview with none other than New York’s finest legal closer, Harvey Specter. Fed up with the typical Harvard Law School grad, Harvey decides to take a risk and hire Mike after witnessing his natural talent, determination, and impeccable memory. This scene marks the birth of one of television’s most beloved duos and sets the standard for all episodes to come.
2. Mike and Harvey get stoned (High Noon – S2, Ep10)
Following a string of emotionally tense episodes, Suits was in dire need of some comic relief. Mike, still suffering from the death of his grandma, is surprised when Harvey comes knocking at his door. Expecting a stern lecture, Mike instead finds himself with a new smoking buddy. Hilarity ensues as the two get high, eat pretzels, and battle the torment of ‘cotton mouth’. This provides a rare look at Harvey when he is not working and firmly establishes the strength of the pair’s comradeship.
3. Harvey vs. Louis (Blood in the Water – S2, Ep12)
After coming to the conclusion that Louis (Rick Hoffman) is helping a competitor firm poach clients Harvey storms into his office, trashes his desk, and unleashes a tirade of verbal punches exclaiming exactly how he feels. Louis denies the accusations but is met with a degrading rebuff, marking what seemed to be the end of their partnership. The scene provides us with insight into just how intimidating and scary Harvey can be when he gets going, confirming for all the doubters that he is not someone you want to be on the wrong side of.
4. Rachel and Mike hook up (War – S2, Ep16)
The seemingly inevitable hook up between Rachel (Meghan Markle) and Mike finally happens in the closing episode of season two. Rachel realises that Mike lied to her about her Harvard application and demands a reason why. Following an emotional speech about how he fears losing her, Mike confesses his deepest secret – he never actually went to law school. In typical Hollywood fashion their argument escalates into a full blown office romp that rivals the hottest and steamiest scenes on TV.
5. Louis has a heart attack (Heartburn – S3, Ep14)
Heartburn is an impossible episode to forget given it’s a completely unexpected run of events. At first we see a new and improved Louis, oozing calmness and swagger – credited to his successful love life. Everything’s coming up smelling of roses for Louis… until he collapses mid trial due to a heart attack. After awaking in hospital, Louis decides life is not to be wasted and takes his relationship to the next level by asking Sheila (Rachael Harris) to marry him.
6. Mike accepts a new job (No Way Out – S3, Ep16)
The lively season three finale keeps its characters and viewers in a constant state of paranoia as Harvey is targeted by a ruthless US attorney on bribery accusations. Mike is arrested and interrogated over the situation but fails to succumb to the pressure and spill the beans on Harvey, despite the looming threat of a background check. After Louis swoops in to save the day, Mike decides that he no longer wants to live as a fraud and accepts a new job – cue manly reserved goodbye between him and Harvey. Thankfully it isn’t the last time we see the two together!
7. Louis resigns (Gone – S4, Ep9)
It was a heartbreaking moment for all when Louis packed up his things and parted ways with the firm he adored so much. His decision to resign was not something planned but instead an impulsive attempt to hold onto his remaining dignity after realising he was going to be fired. No one enjoyed hearing the earnest letter Louis penned to mark his departure, but I think it’s safe to say we all knew this wouldn’t be the last we saw of Mr. Litt.
8. Louis becomes a named partner (Enough is Enough – S4, Ep11)
The transition from Pearson Specter to Pearson Specter Litt was one of mixed feelings. On one hand it was great seeing Louis return and move forward in the company given his unquestionable worth and determination. On the other hand, the way he blackmails Jessica (Gina Torres) into the decision shows the petty side of the character that not everyone is fond of. Regardless of how you look at it, this moment is central in the development of certain relationships and events to come.
9. Donna chooses Louis (Denial – S5, Ep1)
Season five tackles the shocking decision previously made by Donna to leave Harvey and work for Louis right off the bat. The audience gets to see just how much she means to Harvey as he struggles to come to terms with her departure. Whether you see it as betrayal or a necessary career move, it is warming to see Harvey break down over the loss of his trusted PA.
10. Mike and Harvey own up to their actions (25th Hour – S5, Ep16)
Everything seems to be falling apart for the gang as the enthralling fifth season comes to an end. However, the highlight of the final episode comes right in the heart and centre of the chaos. Mike shares a touching word with Harvey where they both accept blame for what is happening and realise they would most likely do it all again. This moment reduces the show back to its core – Mike and Harvey’s friendship. It is the perfect way to end a must see season!]]>
Disney have released the first teaser trailer for the new Live Action adaptation of Beauty and The Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, and Stanley Tucci. The atmospheric one and a half minutes first look takes fans on a tour of Beasts enchanted castle and provides a brief glimpse of Emma Watson’s inquisitive but justifiably apprehensive Belle.]]>
Angelina Jolie is set to join the London School Of Economics staff as a visiting professor on anew masters course. LSE has confirmed that the the course will be run by it’s Centre for Women, Peace and security which was launched last year by the actress and Lord William Hague.
In 2012 Jolie and Hague co-founded a global initiative to tackle sexual violence in conflict zones, the move came in the aftermath of Jolie’s directorial debut In The Land Of Blood and Honey which was set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war.
Speaking about the appointment UN Special envoy Angelina Jolie said:
“It is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict. I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the UN.”
While filming is going on with the upcoming installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Universal have released the first glimpse of Charlize Theron’s villain, Cipher. Theron joins the returning cast of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell to name a few. Expect more death defying stunts and crazy racing in April 2017 but for now, director F Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is busy shooting in Cuba, Iceland and New York.]]>
Paramount has released the second trailer for the third film in their rebooted Star Trek franchise Star Trek Beyond. The new teaser has instantly proved a far bigger hit with fans online than the first trailer which fiercely divided opinion with song choice and largely failed to capture Trekkie’s imaginations.
The latest preview reveals a bit more of Idris Elba and Kingsman star Sofia Boutella stealing the show in heavy alien makeup. It also showcases a bit more plot and big action set pieces, winning fans over with a storyline that seems to hark back to the spirit of the original series in boldly going somewhere new and dangerous.]]>
Failing businessman, Alan (Tom Hanks) looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch.
Beginning with Hanks performing the opening lines of Talking Heads’ ‘Once In A Lifetime’ in a strange fourth wall breaking dream/commercial sequence, writer/director Tom Tykwer sets up his adaptation of David Eggers’ novel as an unusual film. For the most part though, A Hologram For The King is much more compelling than it’s trailers suggest. Tom Hanks clearly has fun in his role as struggling salesman, Alan. Having had a brief encounter years earlier involving an awkwardly delivered fish joke, Alan is packed off to Saudi Arabia to close a potentially career-boosting deal with the king. But, as optimistic as Alan stays, the trip doesn’t seem to be quite as smooth sailing as he had hoped.
Sleeping in and missing the morning bus to the undeveloped plot of land that doesn’t appear to be moving forward much, Alan soon meets Yousef (Alexander Black), a personal driver who fears an upcoming assassination upon him from a scorned husband, prompting him to have to rewire his car engine to make sure no bombs have been planted. It’s this kind of quirky humour that gives the film a fun feeling while also managing to stay grounded with serious subplots involving Alan’s messed up home life. While he manages to escape his irksome ex-wife, a worrying bump on his back soon starts to become more troubling.
Even when the film moves towards the traditional underlying love story, Tykwer manages to refrain from making it an embarrassing mix of genre defining awkwardness between Hanks and his female doctor, Zahra (Sarita Choudhury). The mix of two different cultures clashing together has been seen and done enough times by now but Tykwer ensures it never feels like we’re not looking down on the culturally different approach to romance or belittling it in any way.
The only slight misgiving this film does is in it’s casting of Lewis Rainer as young Tom Hanks. Having been a part of cinema history since probably before he was Rainer’s age, it does feel slightly jarring to have Rainer pop up and try to convince us he is Hanks in his prime. With Hanks’ own son, Colin already an actor and at the right age for it, he would have been a much better choice for the small role.
The Ugly Truth
Tykwer manages to find a perfect balance between humour and drama with the help of a great cast. Chaudhury and Hanks play off each other seamlessly while Alexander Black injects some well placed lightness in a slow revealing script which brings some darkness along the way.
Review by Johnny Ellis]]>
Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe , Joel Silver, Angourie Rice and director Shane Black walked the red carpet at the LondonUK premiere for new 70s era buddy comedy The Nice Guys last night. Check out some amazing pics and exclusive red carpet interviews below