On April 20, 2010, the world’s largest man-made disaster occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 people and injured 17 others, with more than 200 million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days. The oil spill affected the coastlines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, with over 8,000 animals reportedly killed as a result of the spill.
While the 20th Century Fox marketing campaign is keeping the film under a shroud of mystery with phrases like “What Is Morgan” and “Don’t Let It Out”, more details have leaked on the thrills and chills Morgan has in store. Turns out the title character, played by Anya Taylor-Joy of this year’s horror breakout The Witch, is a synthetic life form engineered with enhanced strength, exceptional intelligence, and an innate connection with the online world. She also just doesn’t understand the morality of what it means to be human, and given that she’s evolving at a rapid rate, that means her first adolescent outburst reveals just how dangerous scientific progress can be.
This pure-pulp thrill ride jumps between past and present as it pieces together the puzzle of a shocking crime. It’s 1978 and a bank robbery gone wrong leaves Vivian the hostage of two criminals on the run. But things go from bad to off-the-rails berserk when she and her captors wind up on the sun-baked desert outpost of a deranged ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who ensnares them in his deadly game of cat and mouse. Rising horror auteur Mickey Keating directs this gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema.
The second Star Trek Beyond trailer dropped this weekend, and it gives us a much better sense of what our heroes will be dealing with in this flick. For those who haven’t been paying attention, the premise of the new movie is pretty simple: New bad guy Krall (Idris Elba, unrecognisable under makeup) wrecks the Enterprise with a seriously badass weapon; everybody is marooned on a planet; and there are motorcycles.
The Purge 2: Anarchy saw the series take a giant leap forward in scope and ambition, taking the basic concept of the first film and injecting it with angry politics and biting satire. The third film looks to pick up that torch and sprint with it. The gnarly imagery and insane costumes are back, but the film is wearing its politics on its sleeve in a loud and proud fashion. The only thing missing is a vicious killer wearing a Donald Trump mask. I can’t wait for this one.
Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist (Paul Giamatti), who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety. Beneath it all is his fraught relationship with his overbearing ex-con father (Ethan Hawke), whose tough love is the source of both his success and his paralysis.
TriStar Pictures has released the first trailer for Oscar-winning director Ang Lee‘s Iraq War drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Based on the novel of the same name by Ben Fountain and shot at an unprecedented 120 frames per second in 4K native 3D, the film revolves around a squad of soldiers being heralded as heroes at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game, as flashbacks reveal what really happened during their harrowing Iraq War battle.
Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a “math savant” who takes his career as a CPA and turns it into a lucrative service for enterprising criminal organisations. Wolff now finds himself caught between the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by a hot-on-the-trail J.K. Simmons, a legitimate tech client represented here by Anna Kendrick, and his shockingly dangerous cartel associates.
Three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies have set their sights on one last payout that will get them out of crime forever. Their target: a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves trapped and fighting for survival against a psychopath with secrets of his own.
Check out the trailer for that remarkably unhyped ‘Assassin’s Creed’ movie adaption. Based on the insanely popular video game franchise, the movie stars Michael Fassbender as a dude strapped into a memory machine to enter the mind of his 15th century Spanish assassin ancestor Aguilar in order to battle the Knights Templar in the present day.
Adam Wingard may not be a household name to casual movie fans. But the director has carved out a solid position in the genre world thanks to a host of recent indie hits, including 2011’s house-party-gone-awry slasher movie You’re Next and 2014’s John Carpenter-esque The Guest (not to mention his contributions to the horror anthologies V/H/S and The ABCs of Death). And from the looks of his latest, his mainstream breakout could arrive this September, when he delivers an all-out horror experience courtesy of Lionsgate.
Deep in the ice of the Antarctic, a team of geologists uncover an old Nazi laboratory, still intact, where dark experiments had occurred. Unwittingly the geologists unleash upon the world a top-secret experiment the Germans had been working on – modified sharks that are able to fly, whose riders are genetically mutated, undead super-humans. The only thing that can stop them, and possibly save the world, is a military task force called “Dead Flesh Four“ – assembled from reanimated U.S. soldiers who fell in Vietnam.
Cage stars as Capt. Charles Butler McVay, whose ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July of 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bombs. Because the ship was without an escort, the Indianapolis was not reported missing until four days later. Of 1,197 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship, while the rest faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning and shark attacks as they waited for assistance. Only 317 sailors survived, and McVay was court-martialed, then exonerated more than half a century later.
Helmed by Australian actor turned director/screenwriter Kieran Darcy-Smith, the film hits the Great Plains of the 1880s as Texas Ranger David Kingston (Liam Hemsworth) heads to an Old West frontier town to investigate a bevy of local murders and disappearances, only to come up against maniacal preacher Abraham Brant (Woody Harrelson).