On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Kristian Harloff, and Mark Ellis discuss the following:
- A brand new TV spot for The Force Awakens
- Bohemian Rhapsody finds its writer
- Alexandra Daddario cast in Baywatch
- Now You See Me 2 trailer
- Central Intelligence images hit the web
- Deadpool marketing
- Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Is profanity overused in today’s R-rated films?
- And much more…
The release of the new, possibly most highly anticipated film of all time,Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theatres in less than a month. Disney and Lucasfilm have just released a brand new TV spot for the film showing us even more new scenes and footage.
For years now a Freddie Mercury biopic has started and stalled several times, with Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen having been attached and then leaving the project over creative differences. At one point James Bond “Q” actor Ben Whishaw was said to be attached and now it appears things are moving again. According to a recent report, The Theory of Everything screenwriter, Anthony McCarten, has joined the project to write the script and a tentative title has been given to it: Bohemian Rhapsody. The report also says Whishaw is still the top choice to play Mercury, but nothing has been signed yet.
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Last week it was revealed that actress Alexandra Daddario was in the running for a role in the upcoming Baywatch movie which we already know will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Effron. Today, it appears it’s official. The Rock took to his social media to announce the following: “IT’S OFFICIAL: Want to welcome the talented and gorgeous @alexannadaddario to the cast of #BAYWATCH for the role of “Summer”. Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can’t wait for you guys to see her own the role. The #BaywatchFamily so far consists of a tatted up bald guy named Rock, the cool, yet extremely unattractive Zac Effron, the talented and gorgeous Alexandra Daddario…and some big casting announcements coming soon. And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of CJ Parker.”
An official teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2 has just hit the web. The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
The first official images for the new comedy Central Intelligence has just hit the web. In the Central Intelligence movie, Kevin Hart plays a former high school sports star turned accountant who, on the eve of a class reunion, is contacted by a former classmate (Dwayne Johnson) who used to be a bullied “loser,” but who is now a contract killer for the CIA and who wants Hart’s character’s help to foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.
Now less than 3 short months away, the upcoming Fox film Deadpool continues to push out odd and unconventional marketing. New images have surfaced revealing a 3D stand up poster of sorts for Deadpool, featuring the Merc with a Mouth wearing Santa’s hat and sitting on his chair with the words “Sit on this” written above him. The new standee will be popping up in movie theatres across the country this week.
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First up is the comedy The Night Before. For the last 10 years, lifelong buddies Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have gathered on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holidays with a bang. As Isaac prepares to become a first-time father, the friends realize that their annual tradition is coming to a sad end. To make it as memorable as possible, they plan a night of debauchery and hilarity by searching for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties in New York.
Next up is the thriller The Secret In Their Eyes. Rising FBI investigators Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with Claire (Nicole Kidman), their district-attorney supervisor, are suddenly torn apart following the brutal murder of Jess’ teenage daughter. Thirteen years later, after obsessively searching for the elusive killer, Ray uncovers a new lead that he is certain can permanently resolve the case and bring long-desired closure to the team. But no one is prepared for the shocking and unspeakable secret that follows.
Brian Damanskis writes: Ever since The Wolf of Wall Street broke the profanity record with its 500+ uses of the F-word, I’ve noticed a tendency in many R-rated films since to use absurdly high amounts of profanity. On average, it seems an R-rated film released today will have 100+ F-bombs. Why do screenwriters do this? If anything, I’ve found that less language in a film makes the use of it more dramatic, as opposed to redundant. Do people truly find that profanity makes a film better? To me, it only alienates large amounts of viewers. Thanks very much.