Opening in theaters this week, MGM's Operation Finale, brings to life one of the most daring covert operations in modern history. Under the direction of Chris Weitz (About A Boy) and starring Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Schindler's List) and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, X-Men: Apocalypse), the film vividly captures the ingenious and brilliantly executed mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust.
For a few years now, Paramount Pictures has been hard at work on a new animated film entitled AMUSEMENT PARK. Back in January, I made the announcement that the film would be getting a full line of toys from my friends at Funrise, but when I entered their showroom at the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York, they had a large standee touting the future arrival of Amusement Park toys - but didn't want pictures of the sign taken, despite the logo having already been out there for a good year. Cue the title change and Amusement Park is now WONDER PARK, a magical tale about a defunct theme park called Wonderland, "where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive." They're betting big on this one, with a companion animated series for Nickelodeon already in-production, but little was known about the project until today. Check out the teaser trailer below!
It's the smallest gap ever between Star Wars movies - a December release for Star Wars: The Last Jedi followed by the "standalone" Solo: A Star Wars Story less than six months later. While we know that Lucasfilm doesn't like to market their films on top of one another, it's almost unheard of to debut a first-look just four months ahead of a new release, but that's exactly what's happened here... and I don't mind it. During Super Bowl LII, many (like myself) weren't tuning in to see the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots - they were tuning in for the rumored first-look at footage from Solo. That was a promise quickly delivered on, and with that 45-second teaser came another one... "Trailer Tomorrow." That day has come, and after a debut on Good Morning America, here's the full teaser trailer for Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story!
It doesn't seem like it's been three years since Marvel brought Ant-Man to the big screen, but is has been. 2015 was a banner year for me personally, and part of that was being invited to interview the cast and crew of Ant-Man in Los Angeles. Fast-forward a few years and Ant-Man has shown up in Captain America: Civil War, will soon appear in Avengers: Infinity War, and come July it's time for a team-up as Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly suit-up for Marvel Studios' ANT-MAN AND THE WASP! At the premiere of Black Panther in Los Angeles, it was teased that the masses would soon see the first trailer for the next Marvel adventure, and this morning that was a promise delivered. Here's your first-look at ANT-MAN AND THE WASP!
A new year brings new entertainment, and tonight comes the first-look at Netflix are already on fire, breaking out some new trailers for 2018's original series. The End of the F**king World is a dark comedy from across the pond, touted with a simple dangle that "this isn’t your usual boy meets girl tale." Based upon the graphic novel by Charles Forsman, this series first arrived in the UK this past fall, a story of "a budding teenage psychopath and a rebel hungry for adventure." See the U.S. trailer below.
Before we go any further, I feel that I must point out the fact that I'm a massive fan of OCEAN'S ELEVEN (2001) and the 1960 film that inspired it, OCEAN'S 11. Back in 2004, one of my many unusual adventures even found me working on the sequel, OCEAN'S TWELVE for one day, where I played a bartender (cut from the film) pouring drinks for Andy Garcia and his crew. Those films and their look inspired me so much, that I borrowed some of he slick vibe to inform my crime-horror project DEATH WALKS THE STREETS (which has always been intended to be a film series). All that said, the idea of an OCEAN'S sequel or spin-off has long-been intriguing, and now we have one in OCEAN'S 8. Directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), the new film stars Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of George Clooney's Danny Ocean, alongside a crew that includes Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter. Check out the trailer below...