Posts In Category

Michael Keaton

“American Assassin is a bland, thoughtless, harmless bit of action fluff despite strong work from Michael Keaton.” The post American Assassin Review appeared first on

Dylan O’Brien is getting re-Bourne. “The Maze Runner” and “Teen Wolf” star is 25 and it’s time to take on some more adult roles, so he’s doing a hard pivot into “American Assassin,” which sees O’Brien going into ruthless action mode. Based on the best-selling book by Vince Flynn, and undoubtedly eyed as a franchise, the film follows a young man recruited and trained to work in CIA black ops, where he becomes the ultimate weapon against terrorists. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘American Assassin’ Turns Dylan O’Brien Into The Ultimate Weapon at The Playlist.

The reboot is on course to score the third-best domestic opening of the year to date; overseas, ‘Despicable Me 3’ posts the biggest opening day of all time for an animated film. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, an anthology series published by Marvel Comics. The character’s origin story goes something like this: Midtown High’s only professional wallflower, Peter Parker, becomes a web-slinging “wall-crawler” when he is bitten by a radioactive spider and acquires the proportionate strength and agility of an arachnid. 55 years later, Spider-Man has become one of the most popular superheroes ever, inspiring countless comics, cartoons, video games, and not one but two film franchises: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007) and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man series (2012-2014). Those movies, produced and distributed by Sony, have their moments, but ultimately fail to deliver a definitive take on the character. Enter the appropriately titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new film co-produced by Marvel Studios proving third time’s the charm. After making his spectacular debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in its sixteenth entry. …

Sometimes you just want to fast forward to the good parts. Sometimes you want to immediately scroll down and read the grade rather than the actual review. Sometimes you just want to run before you can walk, and this ultimately translates into instant gratification culture. This, in some ways, is how “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Marvel’s new movie in collaboration with Sony, operates. It wants to cut to the chase, rejecting the origin story, skimming past the story of how the villain broke bad. Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Is Fun, But Relies On Too Much Iron Man Babysitting [Review] at The Playlist.

If studios insist on dropping clips from their films prior to theatrical release — spoilers be damned — they could do worse than Marvel has with this new crop of reveals from the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” One of the most anticipated movies of the year, ‘Spider-Man’ is now less than two weeks away. If early reviews are any indicator, it’ll also be one of this summer’s biggest box office hits (shocker). Continue reading 4 Clips From ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Plus Full Star-Studded Press Conference at The Playlist.

The journey of Vince Flynn‘s novel “American Assassin” to the big screen has been an interesting one. Over the years, directors like Antoine Fuqua, Ed Zwick, and Jeffrey Nachmanoff were linked to the adaptation, while Chris Hemsworth and Bruce Willis were also mentioned for roles. But it took rising star Dylan O’Brien (“The Maze Runner“) and director Michael Cuesta (“Kill The Messenger“) to get the movie in front of cameras. Continue reading Dylan O’Brien Is The ‘American Assassin’ In Red Band Trailer For Thriller With Michael Keaton & Taylor Kitsch at The Playlist.

In an era of selfies and constant logging of our every activity on social media, it only makes sense that latest incarnation of Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” would document his adventures. And the new trailer for the film finds the webslinger cleverly filming his appearance in the epic battle of “Captain America: Civil War.” As for the rest of the promo, it’s a brief sizzle reel of what’s coming in the upcoming superhero flick, which if all goes well, will kick off a new universe of movies for Sony, who are collaborating with Marvel on this effort. Continue reading New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Suits Up at The Playlist.