All we’ve seen of Christopher Nolan‘s new World War II epic, Dunkirk, are a few quick glances of water and beach in a truly great teaser released a few months ago.
But now we have an equally impressive full trailer.
The film, I think it is safe to assume, will tell the story of the Battle of Dunkirk. In one of the lowest moments for the Allied forces, the Nazis pushed the mostly British troops back to the beaches of Dunkirk, France. During a three day halt by the Nazi troops, Britain mustered military and civilian ships to evacuate nearly 30,000 troops across the English Channel.
It is an amazing story, and one rarely told outside of Britain.
The cast looks fantastic, with Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh playing major roles in the trailer, and my boy Tom Hardy making an appearance from the cockpit of a fighter.
In a break from their traditional marketing of original content, announced yesterday the entire first season of a new original show would debut this weekend called .
The plot is still unknown, but we have this trailer below for hints.
That trailer, and a few enigmatic tweets are about all the info we have on the show. Does anyone else get serious vibes? But like, the adult version? Brit Marling is the lead character, Prairie Johnson, and I have not seen her since , which I would highly recommend you check out. Marling teams with her fellow writing/director, Zal Batmanglij from Sound of My Voice as the show creators. She co-wrote the series with Batmanglij, who directed all eight episodes as well.
The OA’s entire first season will be released to Netflix on this Friday.
Remember the Planet of the Apes reboot series? Each installment has been better than the last, but we curiously never hear a lot of info between the films. Why?
Rise of the Planet of the Apes introduced us to Caesar, played by the criminally un-nominated and under-rated Andy Serkis. Caesar, a common but intelligent Chimpanzee, gains super intelligence after a lab experiment and eventually leads other apes to rise to freedom outside of San Francisco, while a side effect of the lab experiment wipes out most of humanity in a pandemic.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes picks up a few years later, with Caesar’s colony flourishing. That comes to an end after a chance encounter with a group of humans who have established their own colony close by. By the end of the movie, Caesar witnesses the beginnings of a war between humans and apes that he did not spark. Now in War of the Planet of the Apes, we are going to see that war come to fruition:
Oh man. It looks so good! A true example of how allowing a story to progress to its inevitable end point naturally makes for a better sequel experience. Also, Woody Harrelson playing bad is often the best part of any movie (Out of the Furnace).
The trailer leaves us with a lot of questions. Who is the little girl? Where did the soldiers get all that equipment? Why is that Gorilla helping the humans at the end? Is there a division in the ape ranks?
War of the Planet of the Apes will be released on July 14th.
I am going to share something with you that I am in no way embarrassed about. I love Tom Hardy.
I want to be clear here, I LOVE that man. I follow at least four Tom Hardy fan accounts on Instagram, one of which is just pictures of Tom Hardy holding dogs. I dressed up as Bane and Mad Max for two separate Halloween parties one year, and when my weight lifting coach asked me to write my goal for the year on the whiteboard, I wrote “Look like Tom Hardy.” So yeah… I am pretty hard. Hardcore! I meant hardcore!
That being said, Hardy’s new FX project, Taboo, looks pretty awesome. A teaser trailer for Taboowas originally released in February and was brought to my attention by a friend whose love for Tom is as strong as mine, though it is a little different since she is a woman and everything.
FX just released four new TV spots for the upcoming project. Check them out below:
So, what exactly is Taboo about? Here’s the official synopsis.
Set in 1814, the series follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy), an adventurer who returns to London from Africa long after he’s believed to be dead. He wishes to inherit his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself only to discover the true nature of the legacy left behind. Soon, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the all-powerful East India Company, while caught in the middle of two warring countries, Britain and the United States.
Besides his strong acting pedigree, Hardy also had a hand in creating it along with his father and Steven Knight who created Peaky Blinders and wrote and directed Locke which is by far Tom Hardy’s best performance to date.
Taboowill premiere on FX Tuesday January 10th. Be sure to check out our first impressions right after!
Netflix continues world domination. Dave Chappelle will premiere three stand-up specials on the streaming service.
This is part of the “comeback” that even Chappelle himself seemed confused of the wording for when hosting SNL just over a week ago. One of the specials will be a Netflix original and the other two were previously filmed in 2015 and 2016, but never aired. All three will be released at the same time in 2017.
Chappelle has only recently began to make appearances in the public conscious again after an extended break; when he suddenly and very publicly left his outstanding sketch series The Chappelle Show. I have personally been a fan of his stand-up since I came across Killin’ Them Softly back in 2000. I once stayed at a Hard Rock Hotel a few days after Chappelle had stayed there and heard a story about him ordering three mushroom pizzas. When the bartender asked him if he was sure he wanted three pizzas, Chappelle responded with: “Yeah man… there is always room for mushroom pizzas” while rubbing his belly.
I can’t think of a better way to end this article.