Monthly Archives: November 2016

Watch: Epic 9-Minute Trailer for ‘The Great Wall’

Zhang Yimou's Fantasy Epic

Legendary Pictures, now owned by Chinese investors, have dropped an extended 9-minute trailer for Zhang Yimou‘s fantasy epic, The Great Wall.

This latest preview features a good dash of new footage and spends six minutes in the middle introducing each of the main cast members in separate character profiles.

Joaquin Phoenix to Play Cartoonist John Callahan for Gus Van Sant

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant are teaming up again, after working way back on 1995’s To Die For, for Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, a biopic of controversial cartoonist Joe Callahan.

Callahan became an alcoholic at 12, a drug abuser in his mid-teens and a quadriplegic at the age of 21 after being involved in a car accident while bar hopping with a friend.

Watch: Trailer for Chinese ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Rip-Off

Mad Max Rip-Off

A trailer for a Chinese re-do of Mad Max: Fury Road titled Mad Shelia: Virgin Road punches its way online, even though it suggests that they may have missed the point of the whole thing.

Check out the trailer below if you’re into watching terrible movies.

Gotham Awards 2016: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Big

Gotham Awards 2016

The official kick-off for the film awards season is the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which took place tonight in New York.

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age story Moonlight and Kenneth Lonergan’s riveting drama Manchester by the Sea had the most nominations,

New ‘Power Rangers’ Rita Repulsa Pic

Power Rangers

Following a trailer release, Lionsgate has revealed a new photo from the upcoming big screen reboot of the Power Rangers franchise, featuring Elizabeth Banks as the iconic baddie Rita Repulsa in all it’s green glory.

It’s now obvious she’s going to be the main driving force against a group of teenagers (all of them outcasts).

Feng Xiaogang Wins Best Director at Golden Horse Film Awards

Golden Horse Awards

China’s Feng Xiaogang won Best Director for his social satire I Am Not Madame Bovary at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday.

Feng’s latest film stars Fan Bingbing as a peasant who sues her swindler ex-husband. However, Ma Sichun and Zhou Dongyu won the best actress award for their performances as friends who fall for the same man in the romantic drama Soul Mate.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Moana’ Dominates, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Bombs

Weekend Box Office

Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ Moana scored a mighty $81.1 million over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, while Warren Beatty‘s Rules Don’t Apply bombed with just $2.2 million ($1.6 million for the weekend).

The South Pacific animated tale, featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho beats holdover Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,