Empire have been the leading charge in film journalism for a long time. Though their magazine seems to curtail more to fanboys and the comic book era of film making, Empire certainly attracts plenty of fans from far and wide. Many wannabe film critics still look to the company as Gods and many flock to newsstands (they are places where paper versions of websites are sold to audiences) just to read their work.
With many successful live podcasts and shows under their belt, it’s natural that this year, they’d want to go bigger and better. There’s a whole weekend of movie talk, special screenings, and big talks from the likes of Chris Hewitt, Ian Freer, and Helen O’Hara. Hosted over September at The O2 Cineworld in London, the events already announced are a special presentation of Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some and cinematic masterpieces from The Criterion Collection.
Terri White, Editor-In-Chief of Empire magazine, said: “There is quite simply no event in the world right now like Empire Live. Whether you’re a cult film junkie, an animation addict or a blockbuster lover, there will be something for everyone at our spectacular weekend of live events. With world-class actors and directors joining us at The O2, no other brand or event can bring you closer to the world of movies and entertainment. Strap yourselves in, and get ready for the weekend of your life.”
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday April 29, 2016.
Tickets and further information available from www.empirelive.com
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There are many remakes. Many. Too many. There is an abundance of them that are making our cinematic lives miserable. We don’t need remakes: We need original ideas. It’s we this idea that the latest from The Magnificent Seventruly exhausts.
The Magnificent Seven revolves around the sleepy town of Rose Creek who is put under deadly control by Bartholomew Bogue. When the desperate towns people turn to an outlaw to help protect them, he enlists six more rambunctious gunslingers to help. Shenanigans ensue.
I am literally only here for a gin swilling, grimy, and rugged Chris Pratt playing cowboys with Denzel Washington. Tuned eloquently to The House of the Rising Sun, the film may not be utterly necessary and highly indicative of this annoying trend, it does look like a whole lot of fun.
The Magnificent Seven is out later this year
When a movie excels, there are a bunch of movies that follows like lost puppies and are heralded as “this year’s (insert successful film now.)” The new one at the moment is Gone Girl. Every female led thriller is now touted as “this year’s Gone Girl” as though people are trying to imitate the successes of better films beforehand. The Girl On The Train is trying to imitate the Fincher Thriller so well, even down to cold blue aesthetics.
But does it look any good?
The film starring Emily Blunt revolves around a young woman who disappears one afternoon whilst taking a run. When a witness comes forward, stating that she saw a suspect and the woman whilst flitting by on the train, it seems the truth isn’t as simple as suburbia starts spiralling out of control.
Emily Blunt is an accomplished actresses and this movie also stars Louis Theroux, Hayley Bennett, and Luke Evans. But this film seems a little bit too much like a cable film than stellar movie outing.
What do you think?
The Girl On The Train is out later this year
As previously mentioned yesterday, the icon forgetful spy is something of a legendary role for Matt Damon. We’ve had countless adventures with the amnesia addled agent and we’re getting the promise of a grittier one who, like, takes punches semi-nude and cavorts down city streets in car speed chases and all that action packed awesomeness.
The brand new spy movie sees Bourne back in the driving seat after Jeremy Renner’s stint. There’s not much to go on, simply that Jason is roughing and toughing it again, trying to get some answers and destroy some people and stuff at the same time.
Yep. It’s pretty much a whole lot of the same. But if Damon wanted to continue producing a lot more of the Bourne series, we’ve had a few ideas:
Bourne This Way – Jason tackles sexuality and Lady Gaga
Bourne To Be Wild – Jason gallivants down the highways on his motorcycle.
Bourne Free – Jason helps a nature reserve…
Bourne in the USA – Jason helps bring down the republicans…
The possibilities are endless!
Jason Bourne is out August
Richard Linklater is one of our greatest filmmakers. The director has not had a bad movie yet. The film maestro keeps hitting cinematic balls out of the park and we catch them with the utmost glee. And it seems he is doing it again with comedy Everybody Wants Some.
Set in the 80s this time, it follows a group of college baseball players who navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. Much like the first film, the cast is predominantly unknowns. But that’s okay, any platform for fresh young talent is welcomed, plus last time around, it introduced us to Matthew McConaughey, as well as Ben Affleck (Whether or not that’s a win is up to you).
Yet again, there is a ferocious critical acclaim for the film which is to be expected with a Linklater film. The movie also stars the likes of Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, and Tyler Hoechlin who all seem to capture early eighties college life.
Everybody Wants Some is out May 13th
There have been plenty of sports biopics and they come thick and fast. Whether it’s about the drug abuse of Lance Armstrong, or packing a punch with Muhammad Ali, any figure of significance will sure enough be immortalised on the big screen. With Eddie the Eagle already wowing audiences, now we turn to Jesse Owens who gets his own in upcoming flick – Race.
The film revolves around Owens’ Olympic stardom as he rose to prominence in a time of segregation and racial discrimination. Sent to the Berlin Olympics in 1930s, Jesse managed to see the Nazi regime and defy it in his famous acclaimed win…
Taking meaty subjects with a stellar cast, led by newcomer Stephan James, Race looks to be a tantalising look at a man who faced so much and defeated .