Warner Bros. says a new TV series based on the DC Comics “Swamp Thing” character will be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. A 1982 “Swamp Thing” movie directed by Wes Craven became a cult horror movie classic.
Considering Matt Groening's viewpoint on the world in the late '70s and early '80s was a "Life in Hell," things have worked out rather heavenly for the cartoonist from Portland, Ore. The majority of his success has come through "The Simpsons" for more than 30 years. Along the way, he added "Futurama" to the creative mix.
The initial reaction by Heather Graham to the concept of the series "Bliss" was anything but blissful. She thought the idea of a man trying to juggle two families sounded so sexist she got mad that someone – David Cross of "Arrested Development" fame – was going to make such a program.
It's incredibly important to recognize that "Crazy Rich Asians" is the first major contemporary Hollywood release since "The Joy Luck Club" in 1993 to feature a predominantly Asian cast. There has been much furor in the film world over the lack of diversity in movies and the Asian community has been one of the most slighted.
"Mile 22" may be the ideal film for this troubled moment in history. Has social media rewired your brain to avoid prolonged concentration? Step right up. Have you lost any sense that we live in a realistic, comprehensible world? This is your lucky day. Would your pleasure centers be triggered by repeated scenes of men giving, bloody, bone-breaking beatings to women? Come on down, this is the movie for you.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. 2.5 stars. So-so sequel to the funny original has Ant-Man helping Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) rescuing the latter's mother from a subatomic prison, with interference form a crook (Walter Goggins) and a mysterious woman known as Ghost (Hannah Kamen-Hones). Over-plotted, strains for laughs. Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne. 2 hrs. 5 PG-13 (violence) – Gary Thompson
On Wednesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals called for a boycott of the upcoming family wilderness drama "Alpha," which opens Friday, alleging in a press release that "multiple bison were reportedly slaughtered and partially skinned to be used for a hunting scene."
How was your latest drive to the airport? Hopefully a lot less complicated and violent than the one Mark Wahlberg undertakes in his latest outing with frequent collaborator Peter Berg in "Mile 22." Working from a wordy, wham-bam script by debut screenwriter and spy novelist Lea Carpenter, Berg and Wahlberg tackle the story of a special ops team tasked with transporting a high-value source from the depths of Indocarr City in Southeast Asia, onto a military plane bound for the United States, where he'll claim asylum.
Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cro