The highly anticipated film "Left Behind" hits theaters this Friday, but not even Nicolas Cage's star power can save the doomed rapture-inspired reboot.
Vic Armstrong's latest directorial project arrives with Cage in the role of a prodigal airline captain Rayford Steele who is among a small group of survivors in the midst of the Second Coming. Best known for his roles during the '90's that include "Face/Off" and "City of Angels," Cage seems like a non sequitur in "Left Behind." Also, the actor's notoriously monotone and soft-spoken voice leaves viewers distracted from what should be his character's completely unrealistic plight to safely land a damaged plane full of people while halfway between New York and London.
Rounding out the cast of "Left Behind" is Lea Thompson, Jordin Sparks, and Chad Michael Murray, but each actor offers only a weak portrayal of what life would be like in a world of darkness and chaos. In the role of a single mother, Sparks attempts to convey the desperation and agony of losing a child. However, the "American Idol" star struggles through the scene, unconvincingly pointing a gun at others as well as to her own head in a proposed fit of paranoia. more >>
Christian Hollywood film producer Tyler Perry is facing criticism from his fans for not practicing the faith he preaches after he announced that he's expecting a child out of wedlock with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, a 28-year-old Ethiopian model.
Just nine years ago when his star began rising in Hollywood, Perry declared when asked about his faith in an online interview that: "It is extremely important. I am a Christian, I am a believer, and I know had I not been a person of faith, I couldn't be here in this place, and I wouldn't be walking the path that I'm on now. And I think the greater good of the path I'm on now is to teach people to learn to forgive and move on, in a way that's done through the healing power of humor."
While it seems totally set that Bay won't be doing the next Transformers movie, Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime in both the original cartoon series and the film,s is still hoping that Bay would return to direct "Transformers 5," which is due to come out on June 24, 2016.
"I have a great deal of respect for Bay. He generates a great deal of excitement and energy. He's really a hands-on director. My son is a stunt man and worked in Chicago doing a lot of the driving sequences … he said he's a very, very diligent, hands-on guy," Cullen said about Bay.
Bay has been directing the Transformers movies since the start of the franchise and despite what critics say about the films, the franchise's commercial success is a real indicator that he is the one who is truly fit to direct. more >>
The third installment to the new "Amazing Spider-Man" film franchise starring Andrew Garfield has been pushed to a 2018 release but a spin-off title called the "Sinister Six" has taken its place in the 2016 slot. It is still unclear on whether Andrew Garfield will star in the spin-off as his contract only allows him to appear in three Spider-Man films.
There are a plethora of rumors surrounding both films like Emma Stone's return to the film, despite her character's (Gwen Stacy) death in the second film. Also, there are rumors that Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man will make an appearance in the "Sinister Six" but will die, making way for a new Spider-Man in the third film.
Regarding the return of Emma Stone, it has already been made clear by Director Marc Webb that the character is gone for good. The complications surrounding the actress' return owes itself to multiple versions of the Spider-Man universe, where she could return as a clone, as Spider-Woman, as the villain Carnage, or most probably as herself only in flashbacks and in Peter's dreams. more >>
The much-anticipated sequel to Joss Whedon's all-star superhero film is now in its post-production stage and an official synopsis from Marvel Studios has already been revealed. Now fans are wondering when they could get a legitimate glimpse of the semi-finished project. According to the latest reports, they won't have to wait that long.
As reported, "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North American theaters. Its promo trailers, according to Screenrant, can be expected to arrive around November.
In their report, they cited Russian website FilmPro (via CBM) indicating that the first trailer for "Avengers 2" will likely run before Nolan's upcoming sci-fi film "Interstellar" is released on Nov. 7. more >>
Marvel Studio's "Guardians of the Galaxy" was indeed a huge hit this summer. Surpassing the original Iron Man, GOTG become Marvel's third highest-grossing movie to date. Considering that big success, it's no surprise that there will be a "Guardians of the Galaxy 2."
Co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman confirmed the sequel saying it is indeed "going to happen" and that James Gunn would also return to be its helmer, according to Variety.
Following the San Diego Comic-Con 2014, GOTG producers announced that the sequel is currently in the works. In fact, Gunn told Film Divider that there are already "documents written up" for the installment's story and characters. more >>