Excuse us from partially stealing your line Mr. Nolan, but "Daredevil" isn't the Marvel TV series superhero fans deserve, but the one it needs. Drew Goddard and Steven S. DeKnight have created a dark and painful corner of the Marvel Universe that will shock many viewers who have become fans of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Agent Carter" and the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Watching the first five episodes feels as though you're taking in the writer's version of a series or movie that will eventually get watered down by the time it is ready for public consumption. Amazingly, it doesn't. Instead, the tale of a costumed vigilante protecting the streets of Hell's Kitchen never loses its edge.
Elden Henson has experienced quite a bit over 30 plus year career, but his 5-year-old self could never have dreamed of what the past year would entail. Best known for his role as Fulton in "The Mighty Ducks" movies, Henson's last two projects were about as high profile as you can get: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2" and Netflix's new series "Marvel's Daredevil." The former is halfway out the door and the latter? Well, it's about to drop on Netflix this Friday to massive critical acclaim.
"Furious 7" has finally hit theaters across the nation and we think some moviegoers are in for a surprise. After the first hour or so, some viewers will stop and think to themselves, "Wait, why is this flick getting so much hype, again?" Yes, this is when we arrive at the dirty secret of the latest installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise; it's actually the worst movie of the post-"Tokyo Drift"/Vin Diesel-less era. Before you immediately jump to the comments section to protest, please note this isn't click bait masking as contrarian opinion just to get fans all riled up. Sadly, it's the truth, but with one big caveat, the last 10 minutes or so of the picture will simply knock you out. Let's explore why, shall we?
Will this upcoming awards season be the year of Tom Hiddleston? The popular Brit already has Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak" on tap for October and, now, he's officially in the mix for his performance as the iconic Hank Williams in Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light."
Sometimes movies can do a good job of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. A prefect example is "Senna" director Asif Kapadia's new documentary about Amy Winehouse, "Amy." The project was first announced with a lot of fanfare a little under two years ago, but now the final product is ready for its debut.
There are now officially two competing movies about the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. 20th Century Fox already has "Boston Strong" in development with Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House") directing. Now, CBS Films has announced "Patriot's Day" is in the works from screenwriter Matt Chapman ("Bridge of Spies") and producers Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky.
It's probably something of a compliment that a "Weinstein Company" movie has become its own genre. Back in the day this would be known, of course, as a "Miramax" movie, but Harvey Weinstein has managed to keep this trope alive even at his relatively new company.
In case you hadn't heard, "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter teamed up with "Training Day" and "The Equalizer" director Antoine Fuqua for the new boxing drama "Southpaw." Harvey Weinstein has been touting it since he showed footage of Gyllenhaal "training" at Cannes last May. Judging from the first preview, it may be box office heaven for The Weinstein Company.
At this time 12 months ago, Naomi Watts was coming off back to back indie misfires "Diana" (possibly one of the worst choices of her career) and "Adore." Sadly, the sheen of her second Oscar nomination for the global smash "The Impossible" only a year earlier was starting to fade.
As many expected, the big news out of last night's Academy Board of Governors meeting wasn't that the Best Picture nomination process would be changing, but that telecast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan were out.