Movie Talk: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Trailer; ‘Justice League’ Adds Willem Dafoe

     April 20, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (April 20th, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Mark Ellis discuss the following:

  • End of the Tour’s James Ponsoldt to write, direct I Want My MTV
  • Rewind (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Mail Bag


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Sony Pictures has released the very first trailer for The Magnificent Seven online. The updated western based on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai about a group of desperate townspeople who employ the protection from seven outlaws, stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio. The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua and comes to theatres September 23rd.

With filming now underway, Justice League is continuing to add to their already impressive list of supporting actors with a new addition to the cast announced via THR. Willem Dafoe is the latest actor to join, and the second from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies (the first being J.K. Simmons who will be playing Commissioner Gordon). THR’s report says his part is being kept under lock and key, only to say that he is playing a “good guy” in the movie. Justice League: Part One opens November 17, 2017 and also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher.


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Though Avengers: Age of Ultron was a box office smash, it didn’t quite hit the mark with fans as the original Avengers did. A fact that director Joss Whedon is very aware of. At a Q&A with Mark Ruffalo at the Tribeca Film Festival, Whedon addressed the perception of Age of Ultron and his feelings on it from a report via Vulture. On the movie itself, he said he’s very proud of Ultron but there were things that didn’t meet his expectations.


End of the Tour director James Ponsoldt has signed on to direct I Want My MTV, a movie based on the book chronicling the creation of MTV and its first decade of the network’s existence that became a cultural icon. A24, the studio behind Room, The Witch and the upcoming Green Room, is behind the adaptation which is described as a fun, immersive look at the network’s rise through testimonials and celebratory accounts of a one-of-a-kind cultural moment. Ponsoldt released a press release for the movie saying that MTV had a massive impact on him and that he’s excited to be working again with A24.

furious-8-posterThe latest entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 8, is currently filming with a new director, Straight Outta Compton’s F Gary Gray, behind the camera. To get the fans excited, Vin Diesel released the newest poster on his Facebook page with the fitting tagline: “New Roads Ahead.” The movie will bring back the original cast with Charlize Theron joining them as the new villain. The next installment will drive into theatres next year on April 14th.

The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for their upcoming sports drama Hands of Stone. The movie stars Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez as the trainer/fighter duo of Ray Arcel and Roberto Duran and R&B star Usher as boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard. Duran’s bouts with Leonard drew worldwide attention after he beat Leonard in the first fight but gave up in the eighth round of the second fight, telling the ref ‘No Mas.’ Hands of Stone is directed and written by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz and hits theatres this August 26th.

REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)

10 Years Ago:

Silent Hill, American Dreamz, The Sentinel 

20 Years Ago: 

Celtic Pride, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, The Substitute


Ben Rainer writes:

Hello movie talk crew

Big Fan Here since the early days at AMC. I love all the new content. I have a question about the Avatar movies. With the 4 more sequels coming out I have a question about the actors. Are they going to be filming back to back to back to back? With all the actors all the same time? What does that mean for all their other movies? Like Zoe Saldana and the MCU, does that mean she won’t be in those movies anymore if the filming is at the same time? Which movie would she be in? Thank you for all your time and effort. And May the force be with you.

Neil Baxter writes:

Hi guys, Love your work crew, just wondered what your favourite gangster film was? There are so many greats to choose from but my choice is Untouchables … Thoughts??



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