I kinda feel sorry for Nic Cage. A once promising actor has become a bit of a joke. His set antics, weird habits, and god-awful films has drenched his superb talent in jokes and humour. The star is often met with guffaws and titters that any new project he has coming up is met with laughter.
But could The Trust see him return?
Featuring two big names playing two nobodies, The Trust follows the story of two jaded cops, Jim Stone (Nicolas Cage) and David Waters (Elijah Wood), as they use their police skills to break the law. Stuck behind desks, Stone and Waters are understandably sick of the daily grind and are quick to grasp at any opportunities to escape it. When they find a drug dealer’s secret vault, a metaphorical fork in the road appears. Report it and be awesome cops…or steal it and be awesomer criminals? The latter certainly makes for a more entertaining film.
The Trust has been heralded as Nic Cage’s return to acting form which is exciting and the bug-eyed Elijah Wood always delivers his best work in smaller independent films (Frodo aside) so there is something must-see in this film. That being said, how many films have we seen about corrupt cops? Too many. Far too many.
What do you think?
The Trust is out May 20th
Ahhh Hemsworth, the rugged Australian. The beauty from down under. Thor himself. We certainly have many different dreams about the elder Hemsworth. Now he is in a role completely different to what we’ve seen him in before in the brand new Ghostbusters movie.
For those who have absolutely no idea what Ghostbusters is (of which, I’ll assume that you are a ghost and you need to be busted,) the film revolves around four women who become the titular spectre fighters and try to save New York! Starring Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones, this homage to the original series could be the funniest film of the year!
These latest featurette takes a look at their goofy secretary Kevin, played Chris Hemsworth, and it shows how – well – simple he is. Though the complete gender-bend of the busting team has many in a state, it certainly looks to tickle funny bones and encourage laughter!
What do you think?
Ghostbusters is out July
Terrence Malick is a director who seems to polarise audiences. On the one hand, he can craft these amazingly artistic and wrought movies. On the other hand, he can be pretentious and, sometimes, quite dull. He doesn’t appeal to a broad audience, and he doesn’t have to, but his latest adventure Knight of Cups looks to be his most polarising work yet!
Starring Christian Bale, Knight of Cup revolves around a comedy writer named Rick, living in Santa Monica, wanting to connect to the outside world after the death of his brother. Then it gets confusing, with talk about women who he sleeps with being the answers to a mystery, supporting his father, and trying to unravel the truth of his life.
Also starring Imogen, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman, the film looks trippy and intriguing, but most trippy. An insane exploration of grief and death, Knight of Cups could be amazing.
Knight of Cups is out May 6th
Growing up in England, you’d have come across Patsy and Eddie. The alcoholic fashionistas created by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumlet have been a staple of the British entertainment (liquid) diet. Whilst most television comedies don’t make for great films, we’ve been jonsing for a cinematic outing of the pair since they sloshed their first vodka. After the latest trailer, despite the controversy, there is a lot of hope for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
The movie sees Eddie accidentally kills Kate Moss whilst trying the hide her, Patsy decides that the pair need to hide away in the South of France until the whole furore dies down. Cue French madness and a lot of alcohol.
Though there are hefty accusations of yellow-face, the movie could look to push away from it and craft something funny and wonderful. And by that we mean, we hope they’ve ditched Suki Waterhouse. The film is also filled with impressive cameos including Jon Hamm, Gwendoline Christie, Kathy Burke, Emma Bunton, Lily Cole, and Stella McCartney. It could be hilarious.
What do you think?
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is out 1st July
The Scottish lands of rolling greenery, towering highlands, and crashing waves upon the sand have been the setting for many films and encroaching stories. From cult classics such as Trainspotting to musicals such as Sunshine on Leith, the great country has birthed countless of sublime films that bewitch and bemuse. The Silent Storm, a romp across a Scottish island with Damien Lewis and Andrea Riseborough looks to add to this.
On a remote Scottish Island, minister Balor fights to keep his community together but is also struggling with his distant wife Aislin and the storm raging within their marriage. When a fight emerges between them, they are thrown into rage and confusion. But in between the storm, a rugged 17 year old appears on their doorstep and Aislin is drawn to another wild-like character.
Also starring Ross Anderson and helmed by Corinna McFarlane, the film looks exquisite, using the nature around them to build an exquisite and emotional film!
The Silent Storm is out May 20th
Previously on I’m With Geek
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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