First Trailer for Steve Jobs

In 2013, a Steve Jobs movie was released called Jobs that many people didn’t like too much. It starred Ashton Kutcher as Steve, and while the actor looked exactly like a young Steve Jobs, his voice and skills couldn’t nail the performance.

Fortunately, another Steve Jobs movie has been on the rise with Aaron Sorkin writing and Danny Boyle directing. After losing Christian Bale for Steve Jobs, they replaced him with the just as amazing Michael Fassbender. Starring along side of Fassbender will be Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak.

The first trailer for Steve Jobs has officially released and has Jobs already gone from my brain. I am extremely excited for this because Fassbender’s performance looks pretty damn amazing. I like that the trailer seems to show that the movie will recount the events of Apple while also displaying who Jobs was as a person. I think that the movie should offer a better look at the story of one of the greatest minds when it releases on October 9th this year.

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Official First Trailer for Creed

The first trailer for the upcoming continuation of the Rocky series, titled Creed, has released its first trailer. Creed will focus on a new fighter named Adonis Johnson, who his the son of Apollo Creed, Rocky’s old friend and competitor.

The movie stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis and he eventually turns to Philly’s greatest fighter to train him when he most needs it. The movie is directed and written by Ryan Coogler, who was the man behind Fruitvale Station where he originally worked with Jordan.

I’m a big fan of Jordan as an actor, and I really want to like this movie. I enjoy the old Rocky movies and think that this is definitely a solid concept to include in the overall franchise. Although I believe the trailer is trying a little hard, I’m definitely going to give this movie a shot, especially with Coogler handling things.

Creed is set for a November 25th release. Between this and Fantastic Four, Jordan could have a pretty good acting year.

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Spider-Man will be Similar to a John Hughes Movie

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Everyone is extremely excited to see Spider-Man finally coming back home and joining the MCU. News continues to pour out about the character and his solo film; we know that Spidey will make his first official appearance in next years, Captain America: Civil War and young 19 year old actor, Tom Holland, will be portraying the character.

Some interesting information has now released that provides some very minor details about the solo Spider-Man film that is scheduled for a 2017 release. During interviews at a screening for Ant-Man, Kevin Feige said that Spider-Man’s solo film would be comparable to a John Hughes coming of age film. Hughes created some of the 80’s best films in classics such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, The Breakfast Club, as well as tons more.

Personally, I think this is a good thing to hear. A large part of Spider-Man as a character is watching him grow into adulthood while having to manage being a hero on top of it. Marvel is making a smart decision to have this movie not be a complete origin story but I really am glad to see how much emphasis they want to put on the character to really build him.

Marvel is really nailing their characters and crafting the movies around that, which makes them feel unique and less generic for “just the superhero movie for this year.” I think that Spider-Man will be a huge hit because while he is one of the most universally loved characters, there is a rich background of story-telling if done right. Civil War will be a huge way to introduce the character because in the comics, this is a situation that really defines who Peter is as a person.

I’m really looking forward to Spider-Man and think that it will be a huge success. I really like Tom Holland for Peter and think that Marvel’s input will finally give us a stable and proper representation of Spider-Man on the big screen.

 

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Sleeping With Other People Trailer: Could Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie Be the New Harry and Sally?

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When critics compare an upcoming film to When Harry Met Sally, arguably the best romantic comedy of all-time, you start to pay attention to what that movie is. Sleeping With Other People, which first premiered at Sundance back in January, is the second directorial effort from Leslye Headland (BacheloretteAbout Last Night) and stars Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses 2We’re the Millers) and Alison Brie (CommunityMad Men). And while the small sampling of reviews for the film haven’t been universally positive, those who love the movie are truly passionate about it, making the claims I stated above and calling it one of the freshest and best romantic comedies in years. All of that hype is why I was so excited when the trailer for the movie was finally released today, and I wasn’t disappointed.

The trailer for the film (which probably shouldn’t be watched around younger kids, if you have them) lays out the basic story of the movie. Jake (Sudeikis) and Lainey (Brie), both serial cheaters who can’t seem to get into a relationship without hurting the other person, haven’t seen each other since college, when they both lost their virginities to one another. However, after bumping into each other again after all these years, they rekindle their friendship, promising that they will be never anything more than that: just friends.

Obviously, as the trailer shows, situations like these are never simple, and feelings always end up complicating matters, even if both people swear they won’t. But what makes Sleeping With Other People look fresh and fun is that it appears to be both coarse and crude but still have a lot of heart, a tough balancing act that not many romantic comedies can perform. Plus, it’s great to see talented actors like Sudeikis and Brie headline a film like this, since they’re typically relegated to supporting roles in other movies.

In addition to Sudeikis and Brie, Sleeping With Other People‘s cast reportedly includes Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Amanda Peet (Togetherness), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), and, as seen in the trailer, Adam Brody (The O.C.).

Sleeping With Other People hits theaters on September 11. Check out the trailer below and comment to let us know what you think about it.

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5 July Movies That I’m Most Excited For

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The summer movie season is in full swing now, and it’s been great thus far. Coming into 2015, we all knew there was plenty to be excited for, but now that so many hits are delivering, this year is really turning out to be a phenomenal one. Of course there were the guaranteed winners like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Pitch Perfect 2, but when it comes to blockbuster action or comedy flicks, it’s always a 50/50 chance for success.

In 2015, Furious 7 kicked things off in the Spring with huge box office numbers and a really fun installment to the franchise. More recently, movies like Jurassic World and Mad Max: Fury Road have returned to famous franchises from the past and re-established why we loved them so much. Even something along the lines of Spy was a really nice comedic surprise when it could have been a horrific flop.

I don’t even need to talk about Pixar’s Inside Out.

Even when you dig deeper into the indie scene there have been great releases like Ex MachinaDope and Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.

It’s just a great year for movies, and we’re only at the halfway mark.

As we look forward to the upcoming months, there are still tons of great films that I’m itching to see, but right now we’re just going to stick to July alone.

These are the five movies I’m looking forward to the most in July.

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5. Trainwreck (July 17)

Trainwreck is my wildcard for July. The fifth movie has honestly been a Russian roulette for me; I would have filled this spot with Terminator Genisys but they decided to reveal most of the movie and a major plot twist in the previews which has me disappointed and bitter. I think Minions looks cute but not sure it is worthy of the spot, especially after seeing what Inside Out accomplished. I hadn’t heard of Self/Less until maybe two weeks ago and am somewhat intrigued by it, but can’t say it’s really drawing me in or that I’ll check it out in theaters.

So what does this leave us with? Trainwreck.

I’ll be honest, I have yet to be fully pulled in to the recent Amy Schumer craze, but I don’t dislike her. Luckily for everyone, I love Judd Apatow and Bill Hader. This movie has tons of potential, and I’m willing to take a chance on it. Usually, Apatow knows how to deliver a great story that has great comedy but knows how to be honest and real with its story and emotion. I’m hoping that he finds another winner with Trainwreck and it’s on my list because it has me curious enough to go check it out one night.

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4. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (July 31)

It’s been a great summer for action movies. I honestly can’t think of one that has been a let down up to this point. When you prepare to watch an action movie, you just have to remind yourself that story and realness might not be an applicable thing to judge by. When I go to watch a Fast & Furious movie, I’m preparing to watch some ridiculous but fun action that involves cars and the characters I grew up with. Luckily though, Mission: Impossible nails action with a solid story.

While I will be honest, I need to refresh myself with the series (I plan on watching all of the movies before this one) they have never let down. Although Tom Cruise isn’t my favorite actor, I can always trust he will deliver when it comes to Mission: Impossible films.

The next chapter in the franchise; Rogue Nation focuses on Ethan Hunt and his team coming together for what might be their last mission as they attempt to take down the rogue spy group called The Syndicate. I’ve always felt like the MI films really wanted to be the American version of James Bond, but went too far with the action side of things; however, the movies have completely embraced what the people want and haven’t changed, which is why they find so much success. Considering how well Ghost Protocol did and is rated, I have no doubts that Rogue Nation will be awesome.

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3. Southpaw (July 31)

Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a hot head boxer named Billy “The Great” Hope, who is reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. One night his temper gets the best of him when he runs into an opponent that begins to crudely trash talk him and the situation ends with his wife being killed. When Hope seems to hit rock bottom, he finds a drive, determination and fire that he’s never had before.

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of my favorite actors and when you look at his resume, he knows how to select a good role. Southpaw looks like a gritty and emotional story that will hit your emotions and give you something to route for. I imagine this will be another great performance from Gyllenhaal and am hoping to see something written by Kurt Sutter that feels more like the first couple seasons of Sons of Anarchy rather than the more recent ones that have just finished up.

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2. Ant-Man (July 17)

I bet a lot of people are amazed this wasn’t number one. It’s no secret, I’m a Marvel junkie, an I am beyond pumped for the next installment of their cinematic universe. While I enjoyed Age of Ultron a ton, I definitely left the theater feeling somewhat unfulfilled. I love everything that Marvel is building and think it’s awesome that they are incorporating so many heroes. Although Ant-Man is someone I’m slightly less familiar with (although I have read plenty of stories including the character), I think that this will be a Marvel movie comparable to my favorite comic, characters and movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians was the first natural feeling Marvel movie since Iron Man where the character and style perfectly meshed with what the movies are aiming to accomplish. Although The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier round out my top three Marvel films, I believe that Ant-Man has the ability to be something surprisingly satisfying. From the looks of the trailers it seems like Paul Rudd is another perfectly chosen actor for the role (which I always thought he would be) and that Marvel has nailed the tone that Ant-Man needs as a character.

While I’m easily more excited for next year’s Civil War story finally moving to the screen because it will incorporate most of the superheroes, I am more excited for the Ant-Man origin than I was for AoU.

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1. The End of the Tour (July 31 Limited)

I’ve been waiting to check out this movie ever since I heard about it. The End of the Tour is a movie about a five day interview between a Rolling Stone Reporter named David Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and famous novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). The story takes place during 1996 just after the release of Wallace’s most known piece, Infinite Jest. The movie focuses on the relationship that forms between the two men and how their views on life impact one another.

I think I’m really hyped up for this because of Jason Segel. Segel is obviously known for his comedic roles, but it will be really nice to see him step into something that is this serious. From what I’ve read, people are really impressed with Segel’s performance down to the little body movements he makes. We know that Eisenberg is a solid actor and can pull off both serious and relaxed roles, but I have a good feeling that these two on screen will deliver a fantastic film.

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Disney Announces Frozen 2

In what comes as no shock, Disney has officially announced they will be making Frozen 2. The first film was a massive hit and one of the top box office films that brought in around $1.3 billion. Frozen has become a huge hit and still pops up everywhere nowadays with all of the merchandised products that have come out of it.

Disney hasn’t said when the sequel will be coming out, but all fans young and old can rejoice to know that it will be officially happening.

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Joe Manganiello Being Considered for Deathstroke in Suicide Squad

No… you’re not reading the title of this post wrong… Joe Manganiello is up for the role of Deathstroke in the Suicide Movie that is coming out next year. Deathstroke is a major part of the DC universe and it would be pretty great to see the character on screen as early as next year, but I’m not sure about this casting.

Manganiello has his moments, I guess, but really has seemed to be type cast as a buff guy in roles that never really have much depth. He’s popped up in roles over the years and most recent was in Magic Mike along with Channing Tatum which has a sequel coming out later this year.

Manganiello is fine when he’s in a supporting role, but Deathstroke is a major villain for DC that deserves proper representation. You have The Rock playing Black Adam, and I would have expected someone equally as popular for this role. It’s not officially confirmed that Manganiello will be playing Deathstroke, but according to sources it’s his role to lose. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is also being considered for the role, and personally, I would love to see his take on the character because I think he is a better and more versatile actor than Manganiello.

Manu Bennett has been phenomenal in the Slade Wilson role on the CW’s Arrow, which leaves big shoes for the movie version of the character to fill. With most fans being frustrated at DC’s failure to combine their TV and movie universes like Marvel, all eyes will be on the actor with high demands.

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