Trailer For Adam Sandler’s Netflix Comedy Special 100% FRESH

Adam Sandler is back doing stand-up comedy, and he’s made a comedy special for Netflix called Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh that follows the comedian as he entertains thousands of fans across the U.S. Today we have a trailer for the special to share with you and it teases the kind of hijinks, fun, and entertainment that it will entail.

Adam Sandler may not make the best movies these days, but I’ll always be a fan. I grew up on Sandler and have followed his career since his days on Saturday Night Live when it was still funny. I used to buy his comedy cassette tapes! My friends and I would listen to those all the time and laugh our asses off. The guy is also super freakin’ nice! My friends and I unexpectedly ran into him in the real world once, and it was just such a delightful experience.

I’m excited to see that he’s been doing stand-up comedy again and I’m looking forward to watching this new special. The trailer doesn’t really reveal any topics of discussion or punchlines, but it does feature Adam Sandler being himself, with his signature sounds and music. I really hope that he manages to bring the laughs like he used to.

Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love) was actually one of the directors on the special and helmed certain segments of the show that will take place off the stage.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh hits Netflix on October 23.

Magical New TV Spots and Featurette For FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I love this world that J.K. Rowling has created and these Fantastic Beasts films are telling an intriguing story filled with fantastically wonderful characters!

If you’re excited for the upcoming film as well I’ve got two new TV spots for you to watch along with a featurette called “ The Adventure Continues”. They all offer new footage from the film and the featurette dives a little deeper into the story and the characters, especially Credence (Ezra Miller) who is at the center of the story. It’s explained by Rowling that things get darker and more intricate with this next chapter of the story.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, and Poppy Corby-Tuech.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. The film will be released on November 16, 2018. 

ANT-MAN Director Peyton Reed Teases The Future of Cassie Lang in the MCU

Ant-Man franchise director Peyton Reed seems to be excited about playing with Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie in future MCU films. For those of you who don’t know, in the comics, Cassie becomes a superhero named Stature or Stinger, who is also a member of the Young Avengers.

He and Marvel have been planting the seeds for her future in the two Ant-Man films that have been made, which will eventually lead to future stories that heavily involve her. While talking to CB in an interview, the director said:

“Well, I think one of the things that we've set the seeds for in both movies — and I think particularly in Ant-Man and the Wasp — is Cassie Lang, Scott's daughter. In the comics, she goes on to be a hero in her own right, so I love the idea that in this movie we see that moment where she covers for Scott and stands up to the FBI agent. We see a little bit of her father's personality in her. I'm intrigued to kind of see what the future holds for Cassie.”

The director goes on to talk about the comic stories that have caught his attention, and they involve Cassie teaming up with her dad as she becomes the ant-themed, size-changing heroine, Stinger. When asked about bringing these stories to the big screen, Reed said:

“It's possible. I mean, it really is. There's some interesting stuff in the Nick Spencer Ant-Man comics where I think they're living in Miami in the comics, but Cassie is in high school, and she's having typical sort of issues that high school girl might be having, and I like the idea of Scott Lang sort of having to deal with Cassie at almost any age. I like that dynamic a lot.”

I would love to see Cassie Lang become Stature or Stinger in the MCU. There are rumors that she is already being set up to appear in Avengers 4, but those rumors haven’t been confirmed.

Do you hope to see Cassie Lang become the hero she is destined to be in the MCU? Do you think it will lead to a Young Avengers movie?

With THE WALKING DEAD Ratings Dropping to an All Time Low Will the Series Really Stick Around For 10 More Years?

I’ve actually been enjoying the ninth season of The Walking Dead so far. I really like that it feels like a fresh start, and I’m curious to see where the story is headed for the characters. But, the ratings for the show have dropped to an all-time low.

The last episode, which is the second of Season 9, drew a 2.0 rating in the key 18-49 demographic with 4.9 million total viewers in Live+Same Day numbers. The previous series low was a 2.4 rating in its first season. The series low total viewers is 4.7 million, which also came during an episode from the first season. It is a 20% drop from week to week. Also, the Season 9 premiere of the series was the lowest premiere episode since its first season.

Yikes! With the ratings for the show constantly dropping like this, will AMC and the show’s creative team be able to really keep it going for another decade? That’s their plan. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan previously said:

“The Walking Dead is a universe…and we have a plan to manage over the next decade, plus. That plan is a careful plan to respect the world of the fans of that world.”

I don’t know if AMC is concerned about these numbers or not, but it’s definitely not looking good for the series. A drop in ratings is never a good thing, and if they keep dropping, I don’t see how their ten year plan is going to work. I think this is interesting because the quality of the show has gone up, but previously audiences just aren’t tuning in to watch anymore.

If you’ve stopped watching The Walking Dead, what is it that made you give up in the show?

Source: Variety

The Secret Space Program is Exposed in Trailer For The Conspiracy Theory Doc ABOVE MAJESTIC

For those of you who are into crazy conspiracy theories, I’ve got a trailer here for a new documentary called Beyond Majestic. The film is offers us a "shocking and provocative look at what it takes to hide a multi-trillion dollar Secret Space Program from the public and the implications this has for humanity." 

As you’ll see in the trailer, this film is referred to as “the red pill that wakes you up to what is really going on in the world.” There are some pretty far-out and wild stories teased in this trailer that sound like they would make great movies!

Look, I know some people really believe in this stuff. I personally find conspiracy theories fascinating. There’s a lot of wild stuff out there and this one focuses on the secret space programs that some people believe exist because we need to continue alien investigations without informing the public. 

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think about some of the crazy stories and theories that are brought up!

Source; Firstshowing

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga Are Set To Star in ANNABELLE 3

With Annabelle 3 centering around the demon possessed doll at Ed and Lorraine Warren’s home, it only makes sense that Ed and Lorraine Warren would be in the film. We all just assumed that Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga would reprise their roles, but now it’s been made official.

Captain Marvel and Gifted star Mckenna Grace was previously cast in the role of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s young daughter Judy. She is the one who becomes the target of the demonic doll in the story.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Madison Iseman was also cast in the film. She will play a babysitter who will be watching over Judy. As you might expect, Judy and the babysitter will both be terrorized by Annabelle as they are alone in the house.

The third installment of the Annabelle franchise “picks up with the Warrens bringing Annabelle to the place where it can really no longer wreak havoc, which is their artifact room. But, of course, it turns out she can also wreak havoc there. And she really awakens the evil within that room and they target the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter, Judy.”

It was also teased that “Annabelle basically activates all the other haunted artifacts in that room. So, it’s basically A Night at the Museum, with Annabelle!” 

The film will be directed by Gary Dauberman, from a script that he wrote. He will make his directorial debut with the film and James Wan will produce.

Annabelle 3 will be released on July 3, 2019.

Source: Variety

John Cena Will Meet His Match in His New Film Project PLAYING WITH FIRE

John Cena is joining a new film project called Playing With Fire. It’s a family comedy in which we will see Cena meet his match. According to Variety:

The family comedy revolves around a group of rugged wildfire fighters who meet their match when they rescue a trio of rambunctious children.

Yeah, that seems like the kind of movie that John Cena would sign up for. I can already imagine how the story is going to play out. The actor seems to like being a part of these silly family comedies. I personally think he could and should be making better films, but I guess this is the stuff that he gravitates towards. Hey, he’s a working actor making lots of money, so if he’s content with it… great!

Paramount Players bought the spec script for the film from screenwriter Dan Ewen and the script will be re-written by Matt Lieberman (The Christmas Chronicles).

Cena recently starred in the comedy Blockers and he also co-stars in the upcoming Transformers spinoff film Bumblebee. He was also recently hired by Dwayne Johnson to star in The Janson Directive.

Action-Packed Trailer For the New Thriller MISS BALA with Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez, who is best known her role in Jane The Virgin is being built up to be the next big female action star. She recently had a role in the sci-fi thriller Annihilation, and now there’s Miss Bala. She takes on the lead role in the movie in which she plays a young woman who is forced to become a mole for the DEA in a drug cartel. As the story progresses she is forced to take the situation into her own hands when her family is threatened. Here’s the synopsis that was released:

Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime.  Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.

Miss Bala is actually based on a Mexican film of the same name, which was inspired by the true story of a former pageant queen who was arrested transporting military weapons with suspected gang members.

If the movie actually turns out to be good, Rodriguez’s career is probably going to blow up and we’ll see her cast in a bunch of action films that need a female badass.

The movie was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen, Twilight) and it also stars Ismael Cruz Córdova, Matt Lauria, Ricardo Abarca, and Anthony Mackie. Miss Bala hits theaters on February 1st.

WB Hiring Chris Columbus and Tim Story To Develop New SCOOBY-DOO and TOM AND JERRY Movies

Warner Bros. has big plans for Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry. They are moving forward with new animated feature films for these properties and thy’ve hired top talent to lead the charge on them.

According to Variety, the studio is bring on Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Shaft) to direct Tom and Jerry and Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone) to be a creative producer on the Scooby-Doo movie. Tom and Jerry will be a live-action/animated hybrid and Scooby-Doo will be animated.

The report goes on to say that the studio “understands how much of its history is rooted in these iconic characters, and wants to give them as much attention as DC and Harry Potter projects.” That’s great to hear! I love these properties and it would be great to see them get awesome film franchises that the fans will enjoy.

It’s also explained that the studio is looking to have the animation and live-action creative teams working closely together on these new projects:

Warner Bros. is aiming for a balance of animated features and live-action hybrids, and in a rare move, the studio has made a concerted effort to make sure the animation and live-action teams are working hand in hand in developing these projects, something rarely seen at other studios. Executives also understand that for the animation to be strong for the hybrid projects, the VFX some studios use won’t work as well as going through the animation process, starting with storyboarding the characters, instead of pre-vis, to help develop each individual’s arc.

It’s good to see them putting in effort to ensure they deliver the best quality films that they can. Apparently, Story is a big fan of Tom and Jerry as well and he is excited about directing the film. Fans of Tom and Jerry will also be happy to hear that the characters won’t talk in the film:

Sources also say that since Tom and Jerry didn’t speak and relied on physical comedy to draw laughs, this version will stick to that style and not cast actors to voice the duo.

Tom and Jerry is expected to be the first live-action hybrid to go into production and they are looking to shoot in 2019. The other major live-action hybrid expected to go into production at WB soon is the sequel to Space Jam with LeBron James. They are also developing a Wile E. Coyote vs. ACME hybrid feature, with Chris McKay from the Lego universe helping develop it.

As far as Scooby-Doo goes, it’s expected to be released in early 2020. Columbus’ interest in this film started while he was developing the Gremlins reboot. Insiders say his “affection for the character and WB animation was apparent, and he was soon asked to join the production as a creative producer working side by side with director Tony Cervone.”

The studio is also developing a Jetsons animated movie with Matt Lieberman and Sausage Party director Conrad Vernon. They are also working on The Flintstones and Wacky Races movies.

The studio obviously has big plans to ramp up their animation film divisions. Hopefully the film project turn out as good as they are hoping. Are you excited about these Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo films?

Viggo Mortensen is Set Make His Directorial Debut with FALLING, Which He’ll Also Star In

Viggo Mortensen is set to write, produce, star in a film project called Falling, which he’ll also make his directorial debut with. Like many of you, I’m a big fan of Mortensen and the films that he’s made over the years and it’s pretty exciting to see that he’s making the leap into the directors chair! The cast also includes Lance Henriksen and Sverrir Gudnason (The Girl in the Spider’s Web).

The film tells the story of a son’s relationship with his aging father. “Mortensen will portray a man who lives with his male partner and their adopted daughter in Southern California. Henriksen will play a farmer whose attitudes and behavior belong to a far more traditional era and family model. When the father travels to Los Angeles for an indefinite stay with his family in order to search for a place to retire, these two very different worlds collide.”

HanWay Films managing director Gabrielle Stewart had this to say in a statement:

“The industry has always regarded Viggo as a really soulful artist. He is a talented photographer, poet, and musician. His screenplay for ‘Falling’ is a powerful, well-observed family drama. We are thrilled to be part of his promising and exciting directorial debut.”

Mortensen will next be seen in the fantastic looking drama Green Book alongside Mahershala Ali. Are you happy to see Mortensen move into directing?