Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to join Sony Pictures sequel to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to join Sony Pictures sequel to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

The 37-year-old actor is reportedly in talks to play Marvel's mortal super-villain "Mysterio" — Remember back in 2003 when Sony Pictures and Sam Raimi called Tobey Maguire's n̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶a̶c̶t̶i̶c̶s̶ bluff and reportedly lined up Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Maguire as the franchise's 'new' heroic webslinger in Spider-Man 2? Fourteen years later it appears we've come full circle but with a slightly different spin.

'Deadpool 2' Review
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'Deadpool 2' Review

It seems longer than two years and three months since the original “Deadpool”. Or maybe it’s just me, since I’ve been doing everything possible to forget that film. The biggest question I had going into “Deadpool 2” was would this just be more of the same, or would a new director steer this character and franchise in a different direction?

'Book Club' Review
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'Book Club' Review

Millennials, Gen X-ers, and Gen Z-ers will be streaming into theaters over the next few weeks to see a couple of highly-anticipated new releases. “Book Club” is not one of them. No, this is a movie about women over a certain age made specifically for… women over a certain age. Think of it as “Sex and the City” meets “The Golden Girls”.

Chris Evans to star in Neill Blomkamp's natural disaster thriller 'Greenland'

Chris Evans to star in Neill Blomkamp's natural disaster thriller 'Greenland'

Your friendly reminder that Chris Evans will still be doing what Chris Evans does best - even after 2019’s Avengers part II. — America’s favorite Captain is set to exchange his shield for whatever he can get his hands on in Neill Blomkamp’s thriller Greenland. Deadline reports the 36-year-old human magnet has signed on to lead Anton Pictures and Thunder Road's natural-disaster thriller from the former District 9 and Chappie helmer.

'Annihilation' review
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'Annihilation' review

Alex Garland’s 'Annihilation' is tapping into the highest echelons of science fiction, so much so that its distributor, Paramount, wanted nothing to do with and all but jettisoned into the hands of a streaming service. Adapted from a novel by Jeff VanderMeer, 'Annihilation' is overdosed on ambiguity and an intellectual vortex that transports us into a puzzling dimension. It provides one of the few pure cinema experiences of 2018 so far, even if to try to decipher its hypotheses is a mind-bending exercise in futility. But I’m going to try.

'Life of the Party' Review
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'Life of the Party' Review

Melissa McCarthy goes back to school in her latest comedy “Life of the Party”, which was filmed almost two years ago. She plays Deanna, a bubbly mom who joins her husband Dan in dropping off their daughter Maddie to her senior year of college. As they start to drive away, Dan informs Deanna he wants a divorce.

Exploring Michael Haneke: Funny Games (1997)

Exploring Michael Haneke: Funny Games (1997)

In August of 2011, my mind freshly broadened from my first undergraduate film class, I chose to dive into the filmography of Michael Haneke. — Funny Games, the 1997 feature film from auteur Michael Haneke, is perhaps an odd entry point to his filmography, but the experience is one that had such a tremendous impact that I vowed to see more of his work. It took me seven years, but this Michael Haneke retrospective I've recently recommitted to is one that has turned into a favorite project. No doubt a difficult watch, Funny Games depicts the story of two violence-obsessed teenagers who begin a sadistic torture and murder rampage through an upscale vacation haven. The boys, who call themselves Peter (Frank Giering) and Paul (Arno Frisch) are seemingly educated and well-mannered young men making their turn to violence even more of a shock. The polite, controlled essence of the pair makes their descent to madness even more jarring. Haneke expertly subverts the audience's expectations by presenting his killers in crisp white clothes and donning smiles instead of scowls and raggedy garments. The audience, presented with such a contradiction of our own expectations is forced to examine our ideas of how violence is expected to look.

'The Predator' Trailer

'The Predator' Trailer

Our lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, and they’re upgrading on every planet they visit. — 20th Century Fox dropped a bananas 90-second teaser which unveiled a new hybrid of Predators, who according Olivia Munn, are “attempting hybridization” by upgrading their species from the DNA on every planet they visit. Unfortunately their next visit happens to be the planet Earth.

David Gordon Green and Universal to reboot 'Friday Night Lights'

David Gordon Green and Universal to reboot 'Friday Night Lights'

Red, puffy eyes, broken hearts, you lose. — Bad news Friday Night Lights fans. Universal, for some godforsaken reason, has decided to reboot 2004’s big screen version of H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights starring Billy Bob Thornton and Connie Britton. This news also comes as a swift slap in the face to one of the greatest TV series of all time starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.

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