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If your name happens to be either Phil Lord or Chris Miller, then good news: The universe loves you. Hot off of the success of the Lego Movie, the duo are getting ready for their next big box office film, a sequel to 21 Jump Street. That movie reunites Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, and has rather more edgey humour inside of it. Fortunately, this green band trailer for the sequel is fun for all the little bastards kids in your family.
Speaking of duos, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart are getting ready for another night out on the town in the back of a cop car. Ride Along has also been a decent hit at the box office, which combined with the modest budget, means profit. A sequel has been greenlit, and will once again have Tim Story directing the comedic duo. Man, now is a good time to be a Smurf in Hollywood.
Christopher Nolan may have hit two out of three homeruns with the Dark Knight trilogy, but that’s good enough for me. It’s his work outside of the Batman franchise that really matters, and his next film, Interstellar, is shaping up to be another mind-bender.
According to Matthew McConaughey at least, who has a role in the film. Speaking to Variety, McConaughey described the movie as another game-changer:
“Here’s what I can tell you, It’s the most ambitious thing he’s ever done. And he’s done some ambitious stuff. … There’s no fucking around on set. He’s a great problem solver. In that way, he’s very indie. Here’s a guy who could have whatever budget he wants — and we finished shooting early.”
Filming on the Avengers sequel is now out of the mother city and this country, and on the way to Seoul in South Korea to film “key elements” according to Marvel bigwig Kevin Feige. The Marvel Studios president reckons that Seoul is perfect, because it “features cutting-edge technology, beautiful landscapes, and spectacular architecture.”
That, and Ultron will most likely have a wireless internet connection that’ll make you weep when he emerges from that country.
You know what I loved about Skyfall? Just how damn beautifully shot the movie was. That’s largely thanks to cinematographer Roger Deakins and his collaboration with director Sam Mendes, which resulted in the gorgeous movie.
Deakins won’t be around for the next Bond movie however, due to him being a very much in-demand industry pro. Scheduling is a bitch, and Bond 24 is going to need some new talent to frame a shot. Whoever takes that job, is going to need a license to thrill.
Last Updated: February 19, 2014