George Marks/Getty ImagesAs you ve no doubt heard, a second trailer arrived today for the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters, a movie more controversial than The Last Temptation of Christ, Kids, A Clockwork Orange, and Lolita 2: Mo Lita combined.They fight the ghosts, sans men, in a movie that puts women protagonists front and center and drops them directly into the action.A few months later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens shocked audiences by focusing largely on Rey, a young woman there s that word again!One film critic so hates the idea of the new Ghostbusters that he s vowed not to watch it—not because he s sexist, but because he s logical: Why would any film writer at a sci-fi-loving, geek-culture-championing, deeply nostalgic site possibly want to watch a movie about ghosts and demons and laser guns that s being spun off from one of the most popular 80s franchises ever?Despite the success of the Avengers films—and the Captain America films, and the Iron Man films, and the Thor films—we still don t have a Black Widow movie in the works a real threat, given that actress Scarlett Johansson is a bigger box-office success than nearly all of her Marvel-movie castmates .Your kids should feel safe knowing they could watch three hit movies a day for an entire month and never once see a lead female character.
The Fast & Furious franchise has wasted no time in showing off its high-profile new star, Charlize Theron.The official Twitter account today shared the first photo of the Oscar-winning actress in character, less than two months her casting was announced.Although the image shows Theron with an assortment of firearms, the combination of her ponytail, Metallica T-shirt, and a motorcycle jacket doesn t quite scream lethal.Now, they meet Cipher, said the tweet that accompanied the photo.Jason Statham s rogue assassin Deckard Shaw definitely comes to mind.New additions over the years, such as Johnson and Statham, have kept things interesting, and Theron does the same.
You can check out the original trailer above if you need a refresher, but be warned: Seeing the late Paul Walker as a young, smolderingly good-looking man is a tad bittersweet.Here s what Vin Diesel told EW about the occasion: Fifteen years ago my life changed forever.The brotherhood formed with Brian, the love personified in Letty and the sense of family initiated by Mia … It is surreal that this film has held up all the years and led to so much more.Proud of our Fast saga family.Fast & Furious films are planned through at least 2021, but if you re ready to put the pedal to the metal, hit the NOS, and travel back in time to where it all started, you ll soon be able to do so.The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron, who will play a villain known as Imperator Furiosa Cipher.
Longtime Fast and Furious franchise star and producer Vin Diesel shared an on-set photo on Instagram over the weekend, and it shows off his co-stars, old and new, looking as much like family as ever.The photo includes Fast and Furious originals Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, as well as newer vets like Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, and Dwayne Johnson.Meanwhile, new female lead Charlize Theron is front and center, with fellow newcomers Kristofer Hivju Game of Thrones and Scott Eastwood The Longest Ride also pictured.Naturally, a car serves as a backdrop to the photo, but it is unclear what kind it is.Plot details are limited at this point, but it was previously revealed that Theron will be stirring up trouble alongside Hivju, her henchman.Neal Moritz of production company Original Film, Diesel, and Michael Fottrell produce, while screenwriter Chris Morgan doubles as an executive producer.
Among the highlights of the video is a Nissan concept car valued at more than $2 million, as well as several other one-of-a-kind cars and at least one boat that can only be seen in the film.The video also features some cameos from franchise actors Michelle Rodriguez and Chris Ludacris Bridges, who turn up on set midway through the tour.One of the most successful film franchises of all time, the Fast and Furious films have earned just shy of $1.3 billion in U.S. theaters over the course of seven films and just under $3.9 billion worldwide.Along with Rodriguez and Bridges, Fast 8 brings back franchise cast members Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Lucas Black, as well as Furious 7 cast members Jason Statham and Kurt Russell.Charlize Theron will play the film s unidentified villain, with Kristofer Hivju portraying one of her henchmen.Fast 8 is currently scheduled to hit theaters April 14, 2017.
As anyone who saw Red and/or Red 2 can tell you, the woman who once played the Queen of England is not to be trifled with.With that in mind, ScreenCrush reports that the veteran actress will soon add burning some serious rubber to her already lengthy résumé, as she has joined the cast of Fast 8.If you re wondering how Fast 8 was able to land such an esteemed actress, look no further than the franchise s chief star: Vin Diesel.Of course, she won t be the only Oscar-winning actress on set, as Charlize Theron Cipher is also a part of this formidable cast.Fast 8 also stars Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Jason Statham, Kristofer Hivju Game of Thrones , and, of course, Diesel.F. Gary Gray is directing the film, which is set to hit theaters April 14, 2017.
The Fast and Furious franchise may be hotter than ever, but parts of the Fast 8 set have literally been cold as ice lately.The actor recently showed off two new photos from the set and referred to himself as The Iceman.There is snow on the ground, but he doesn t even seem to notice it, even though he s wearing just a T-shirt, pants, and fingerless gloves, in spite of the chill.Johnson s other Iceman photo was posted on Friday, June 24.Filming for Fast 8, however, brought the cast — which includes Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, and more — to Iceland.Fast 8 hits theaters on April 14, 2017
There are few things as beautiful on the big screen as the work of Laika.The stop-motion animated studio has already made three gorgeous fantasy films in their unique style and the latest, Kubo and the Two Strings, is the grandest and prettiest one yet.For reasons we don t quite know at the beginning, Kubo has the power to animate paper and can t go out after dark.His father is gone, his mother is a recluse, and he spends his days performing for money.Soon, circumstances send him off on a grand adventure to solve the mystery of his powers and family.They re voiced, respectively, by Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey, and each brings the gravitas and personality you d expect from those two Oscar-winning actors.
four years ago, the alternative history of the Snövits struggle for the throne.In Snow White and the Huntsman we got to see the story of how the tough snow white Kristen Stewart fought his way to power and defeated the cunning and evil queen Ravenna Charlize Theron , with the good help of the adventurous and heroic Huntsman Chris Hemsworth .After a conflict, it was clear early on that Kristen Stewart she slept with the married director would not set up in a sequel, therefore, was the screenwriters had to run a couple of laps extra to squeeze another story out of the adventure, and what is served here is a mix of Lord of the Rings, the Frost, the Wizard of Oz, Game of Thrones, and snow white.Our skepticism was palpable, but the result is a film that is much more fun than LOTR, juicier and more entertaining than Frost and that gives snow white the characters much more depth.This story begins about seven years before the decisive battle between snow white and Ravenna's army.It turns out that Ravenna has a sister, Freya Emily Blunt , who, after an accident with her love may finally unleash her magical powers to freeze everything she wants to the ice.
Millie Bobby Brown is so good in Stranger Things that it s hard to believe she s only 12.The actress behind Eleven shared a video showing her getting Eleven s short, short haircut; I had assumed it was as simple as just shaving it off, but it turns out there was a rather complicated cutting regimen.As an extra-cool bit of information tying this summer s obsession to last summer s: Stranger Things creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer told Entertainment Weekly that Millie and her parents were a bit hesitant about shaving her head, but Mad Max: Fury Road saved the day.W e pulled out a magazine photograph of Charlize Theron as Furiosa and showed it to Millie.Charlize looks totally badass, right?Millie agreed; Charlize looked badass.
If you wanted to pinpoint the moment this year when it became clear that moviegoing had devolved from Culture-Conquering Pastime to merely Something to Do When the WiFi s Down, consider the weekend of April 22 to April 24.On that Friday, with no other major new films opening in theaters, Universal Pictures released The Huntsman: Something Something Swordfart, a $115 million sequel to a movie that made nearly $400 million worldwide.The new Huntsman was accompanied by an omnipresent marketing campaign featuring four well-known stars including Oscar winner Charlize Theron , not to mention a seemingly ceaseless cascade of ads like this one, in which Chris Hemsworth appears to have just won the gold medal for Confused Axe-Posing.It was impossible not to know The Huntsman was coming out, and that combination of wide-scale awareness and sheer star power—not to mention the relative lack of competition—made the movie look like a sure thing.But by late Saturday night, The Huntsman was all but dead, having been slayed by two women: Beyoncé—who d just sorta-surprise-released Lemonade, her new album—and Becky with the good hair, an anonymous, Jay-zoomin interloper who d been called out on the Beyoncé song Sorry, and whose identity caused a weekend-long guessing-game online.Dear Duncan Jones: Hey, Man, So About Warcraft…
Image Source: Warner Bros. PicturesThis probably won t surprise anyone, but over a year later, no action movie has come close to offering an experience quite as thrilling and explosive as 2015 s Mad Max: Fury Road.With little plot or character development to speak of, Fury Road managed to capture the imagination of millions of moviegoers, walking away with more awards than any other movie at the 2016 Oscars.SEE ALSO: Next Pokemon Go update adds Buddy Pokemon, Pokemon Go Plus supportBut beyond the brilliant, understated performances from Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Fury Road wouldn t have received nearly as much attention were it not for the unbelievable practical stunts that formed the movie s backbone.Last week, YouTube channel ESPORTS TV published a video showcasing four minutes of raw footage from Fury Road, showing off what the movie looked like before any special effects were layered on top.
How can I make this light turn green and escape this introspective hell?Well, unless you are Seth Green in the remake of The Italian Job, starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron, you likely can not just whimsically hacker-man your way into getting the light to turn green.But, depending on how the intersection is designed, it may be worth it to check out this video from SciShow, which explains the different types of ways green lights are timed and programmed to get you on your way.Playback isn't supported on this device.In the video, Hank Green explains the various types of timed lights, which are not as good in my opinion when compared to sensor-activated lights.Other intersections make use of inexpensive cameras—not those evil speed trap, taxpayer money-grabbing fiends—that monitor the lanes to detect when a car has pulled up.
Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron as glamorous rival sister queens in The Huntsman: Winter s War.But instead of crawling under the table, commiserate with these cinematic families, whose dysfunctional drama might even be worse than yours.Mom s dead, Dad s an evil masked villain, and the kids share a weird flirtation before they realize they are actually twins.13 Ofelia s family, Pan s LabyrinthJust after the Spanish Civil War, a little girl encounters dark and magical creatures while her mother suffers a difficult pregnancy and her cruel stepfather a literal fascist commits torture and murder on a regular basis.12 The Sawyers, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Earlier today, while plugging the new motoring social network Drive Tribe, Jeremy Clarkson revealed that he would like to have Donald Trump guest star on Amazon's The Grand Tour.He specifically answered by asking "God yes.Have you seen what we've been doing with everyone else?"Anyone who's been watching The Grand Tour will know that the celebrity guest spot has so far involved killing off anyone who has attempted to come on the show.I'm sure there are plenty of people who would love to see Donald Trump on Amazon's car show, even if it is all faked.So far the show has 'killed off' Jeremy Renner, Armie Hammer, Carol Vorderman, and Charlize Theron.
Earlier today, while plugging the new motoring social network Drive Tribe, Jeremy Clarkson revealed that he would like to have Donald Trump guest star on Amazon's The Grand Tour.He specifically answered by asking "God yes.Have you seen what we've been doing with everyone else?"Anyone who's been watching The Grand Tour will know that the celebrity guest spot has so far involved killing off anyone who has attempted to come on the show.I'm sure there are plenty of people who would love to see Donald Trump on Amazon's car show, even if it is all faked.So far the show has 'killed off' Jeremy Renner, Armie Hammer, Carol Vorderman, and Charlize Theron.
If there s one crystal-clear takeaway from the first trailer for The Fate of the Furious, it s that after seven installments, the Fast and Furious franchise still isn t showing any signs of slowing down.Universal Pictures released the trailer for the eighth chapter of the hit film series over the weekend, and the preview begins in the most fitting way possible for the action-packed, high-octane franchise: with a massive explosion and a wild car chase.More: Fast and Furious director Justin Lin to reboot Knight Rider seriesDirected by Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray, The Fate of the Furious pits Vin Diesel s Dominic Toretto against the very same family he s fostered, nurtured, and protected over the course of the previous seven films.Academy Award winner Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road plays the mysterious woman who turns Dom against his family — including his wife, Letty Michelle Rodriguez — and brings him back into the world of high-stakes crime that he and everyone he cares for have been trying to escape.Along with Diesel, Theron, and Rodriguez, the film s cast includes returning characters played by Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, and Elsa Pataky.
The avalanche of trailers for some of the blockbusters of 2017 continues with the first trailer for the Fate of the Furious — check out all the other amazing trailers released last week.We knew it was coming, and fans of the Furious series have been waiting for this clip to drop for a while now.Fate of the Furious marks the eighth movie in the series, and it ll be the first without Paul Walker.We still have Vin Diesel and The Rock atop of the cast, and many of the regulars are in the movie too, including Michell Rodriguez, Ludacris, Jason Statham, and Kurt Russell.Charlize Theron, meanwhile, will make her debut in the Fast universe, playing Cipher, a brand new villain for the Fast crew to deal with.However, things are complicated for the team, and you can expect some sort of… Civil War?
Did you ever think you d betray your family the way you did today?the villainous Cipher—played by Charlize Theron with extremely questionable white braids, which verge on dreads—asks Vin Diesel in the first trailer for The Fate of the Furious a.k.a.The latest in the franchise promises more fantastical car wrecks, Vin Diesel gone totally rogue, guns, many more shiny bald men, guns, dancing girls with bums, guns, Charlize Theron pressing high tech buttons to make explosions, guns, death, and more guns.Also, Tyrese sports some sweet camo and Vin Diesel and white lady braids smooch.
The film, known in the US as The Fate of the Furious and simply Fast & Furious 8 internationally, has been directed by Straight Outta Compton's F. Gary Gray.It sees a returning Dominic Toretto Vin Diesel turning on his close-knit family of vehicle thieves, manipulated by a mysterious hacker known as Cipher Charlize Theron .As Dom is seemingly Superman when it comes to grand theft auto and its surprisingly explosive aftermath, the remaining team - including Michelle Rodriguez's Letty Ortiz, a professional street racer and Dom's wife; Tyrese Gibson's Roman Pearce; and rapper Ludacris as Tej Parker - are brought in by the DSS to take him down.To help, the US government agency arranges the release of Dwayne Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw from prison, leading to a globe-trotting grudge match.The associated image released by Universal even attempts to make the film look somewhat serious, with the core cast huddled around a bunch of technology like they're in a spinoff from CSI.Given the franchise's stories are usually little more than excuses for vehicular stunts bigger than Bond and more explosions than your average Michael Bay movie, chances are the fan base won't care much about any of that.