Tag: idriselba

Review: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, Realistic Survival Amidst Romantic Notions

In an interview with our own Dustin Chang in February 2014, speaking in connection with his film Omar, director Hany Abu-Assad said in part: "If I made a list of ten movies I like by other filmmakers, they would be...

Review: THE TAKE, Terrorism As Background for a Buddy Action Movie

British filmmaker James Watkins previously helmed Eden Lake and The Woman in Black, horror thrillers that may not have been completely successful but were certainly above average accomplishments. So the idea of him directing a straight action flick sounded intriguing....

LA Film Fest 2016 Announces First Titles

Always a comfy stop on the summer fesitval circuit, the LA Film Festival, announced today the first batch of titles for their 2016 edition, which takes place at the Culver City Arclight Cinemas, June 1 - 9. The Buzz section...

LA Film Fest 2016 Announces First Titles

Always a comfy stop on the summer fesitval circuit, the LA Film Festival, announced today the first batch of titles for their 2016 edition, which takes place at the Culver City Arclight Cinemas, June 1 - 9. The Buzz section...

Review: ZOOTOPIA, An Arresting Buddy Comedy

Expectations in regard to Disney's latest animated feature, Zootopia, are likely rooted in two things:   1. The fact that it is a Disney animated feature about talking animals. 2. Hilariously effective trailer which tells a single, well-executed joke involving...

Idris Elba And Matthew McConaughey To Star In THE DARK TOWER

Finally, after months of waiting, The Dark Tower director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel has announced the main cast for the adaptation of the beloved Stephen King book. Idris Elba will play Roland Deschain, the gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey will play...

First STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer Is An Odd - But Fun - Blend Of Influences

Right. I think it's safe to say that where Star Trek is concerned the time has come to pretty much throw expectations aside as far as how the Trek universe is supposed to behave and just kind of roll with...

LUTHER Returns With Trailer For New Episodes!

All due apologies to The Wire - which in this case amounts to none - but if you've not yet experienced Luther then you've not yet experienced Idris Elba at his peak powers. The UK crime series is simply one...

Review: BEASTS OF NO NATION, Bold And Beautiful For A Harrowing Subject

A big screen movie made by streaming media behemoth Netflix, for click and view streaming, Cary Fukunaga's beautifully brutal war story, Beasts of No Nation feels too large and too difficult a watch to warrant a casual click on a...

Toronto 2015 Review: BEASTS OF NO NATION Spills Blood On A Large Canvas

A big screen movie made by streaming media behemoth Netflix, for click and view streaming, Cary Fukunaga's beautifully brutal war story, Beasts of No Nation feels too large and too difficult a watch to warrant a casual click on a...

The Many Faces Of Idris Elba

For the last few weeks, one of the most discussed actors was Idris Elba, and not because of a new film coming out. Instead, we got a typical Internet lynchmob running after someone who made a James Bond-related comment which...

Destroy All Monsters: Fear Of A Black Bond

The Idris Elba / Anthony Horowitz mess last week was an incredible display of context eaten down to the molecular level by the whiz-bang memeification of the internet. Horowitz claims he was mortified by the response to his quote, and...

STAR TREK 3: Idris Elba In Talks To Play The Villain?

Variety is reporting that their sources close to the production of Star Trek 3 have found out that Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Avengers Age of Ultron and Thor The Dark World) is in talks to take up the role of...

What Remake? More Of The Original LUTHER On The Way ...

Never say never, right? Ever since the most recent episodes of Idris Elba starring UK crime drama Luther aired on the BBC official word has been consistent: There may be a Luther feature, there may be a spinoff devoted to...

Fox Developing US Remake Of BBC Cop Drama LUTHER, But Who Will Play The Title Role?

Can there really be Luther without Idris Elba? That's the only question that really matters in response to word that Fox is developing a remake of the hit BBC cop thriller with series creator Neil Cross currently writing a US...

Charlie Hunnam To Be Crowned In Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR Film

Charlie Hunnam will be crowned king in Guy Ritchie's upcoming King Arthur film. The Sons of Anarchy star is in final negotiations to play the titular role in what Warner Bros. is planning to be a six film series, according...

Review: MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Never Stops To Plant Its Feet

Idris Elba is a mighty fine actor, and he gives a very striking impersonation of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. More's the pity, then, that the film, directed by Justin Chadwick, comes across as headlines dramatized from...

LUTHER Prepared To Jump To The Big Screen With Movie Prequel

There are an awful lot of high points in the career of Idris Elba. So many, in fact, that he seems to pretty much live up on some lofty peak all the time, his appearances in even bad movies generally...

Kaiju Smash! Robo Bash! Here's The Trailer For Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM

On our radar for years now, Guillermo's del Toro's first foray into truly big, big, BIG budget filmmaking is nearly upon us. So after many a teasing image and viral video, we now have a solid, if very standard trailer-cut...