Charlie Day is going to have a Fist Fight this weekend with Ice Cube, thanks to director Richie Keen. The It’s Always Sunny star and his director recently made their way to Arizona in promotion of the upcoming schoolyard brawl comedy, and the Nerd Repository joined a select group of journalists to get the low down on how they brought their fists of fury to the screen.
After a Wall Street executive drops dead from a heart attack while working through the night, Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is eager to step into his deceased colleague’s shoes, but a bit of ethical chicanery finds him on the chopping block unless he can accomplish a seemingly innocuous task: fly to Switzerland and convince Pembroke (Harry Groener), the firm’s CEO, to return home from an exclusive spa nestled high in the Swiss Alps.
After the surprising critical and financial success of The LEGO Movie, at first glance its spin-off The LEGO Batman movie might seem like somewhat of a cash grab. Sure, the Will Arnett-voiced Caped Crusader was a breakout character in that film, but was a spin-off necessary before audiences even get a straight-forward LEGO Movie sequel? The answer is definitively: Yes!
Three years ago, Keanu Reeves burst back onto the action scene with John Wick, an intelligent and original action thriller about a hitman on a quest to avenge the murder of his dog that defied expectation to become a box office hit. Opening shortly after the events of its predecessor, John Wick: Chapter 2 immediately sets the stage for an even bigger dose of the intricately choreographed action sequences that catapulted the original film to a worldwide gross of more than four times its budget.
Who you gonna call when dark magical forces beyond even Batman’s understanding threaten to take over the DC Universe? No, not the Ghostbusters, but the off-shoot superhero team of Justice League Dark featured in the newest animated film within the DC Animated Universe continuity.
Marvel’s Iron Fist, the final Defender before the big team-up, is just over a month away from his debut series on Netflix. The marketing machine is about to kick into high gear leading up to our introduction to the martial arts badass with the magic atomic fist, and Marvel and Netflix have released the first official full length trailer for the series.
The Signature Collection of Disney releases began with the studio’s first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so it only makes sense to reach back into the vault and dust off another classic with that film’s successor, Pinocchio. The heartwarming tale of the marionette who dreams of being a real boy and takes advice from a talking cricket is back on Blu-Ray and for the first time ever, Digital HD.
After becoming a bona fide sensation last year, Netflix quickly greenlit a second season of its 80s throwback sci-fi series, Stranger Things. And while we won’t be revisiting the sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana until later this year, it’s never too early to start getting excited, and the streaming network unveiled the first look to one of the year’s biggest television audiences last night.
It’s been nearly 14 years since Johnny Depp first appeared onscreen as Captain Jack Sparrow, and six years since the eccentric pirate’s last adventure. But in just a few more months, Disney will try to resurrect the franchise with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which finds Sparrow on the run from the ghostly Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem).
Marvel hasn’t exactly been shy about their promotion of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – after all, we’ve already seen a teaser and a full-length trailer – but most of the footage revealed up to this point has focused on the relationships between the characters, rather than the action.