Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her sceptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Momentum Pictures will release Hope Springs on 14th September 2012.
It’s never a bad idea to cast Tommy Lee Jones in a movie, and Luc Besson obviously agress, he’s now got the action in talks to join his crime drama Malavita, according to Variety. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer are already attached to star.
The story follows a notorious organised crime family that needs to be relocated to France under a witness protection program. They find themselves giving in to old habits and falling back into the ‘family’ way. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play husband and wife in the drama. Tommy Lee Jones meanwhile will be a FBI agent who looks after the family and helps them blend into their new environment.
Luc Besson adapted the screenplay from a book by author Tonino Benacquista, titled Badfellas. Shooting begins in July with the studio shooting for a 2013 release.
It has been 10 years since we last heard from the Men In Black. The successful film series has grossed over $1 billion worldwide at the box office, not to mention having vast DVD sales. Has the world forgotten MIB? Is it still relevant today when action/alien films are ten-a-penny? Well, this is a welcome return to the franchise – it delivers nothing new but fits like a comfortable pair of slippers and entertains nonetheless.
The film, like the previous two, is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and there is no need to introduce the familiar characters, although there are a few new ones to add into the mix. The plot starts off with Nicole Scherzinger helping free Boris the Animal (Jermaine Clement) from prison – this really is a rather pointless cameo in her movie debut, where she does nothing more than walk around in a rubber outfit holding a cake. [Read more…]
Can Men In Black III recapture the magic of the first two movies? Sony is definitely hoping so, with a time-travelling tale that see Will Smith’s Agent K heading back to the late 60s to save the life of Agent J (Tommy Lee Jones, but played by Josh Brolin as a young man), after the timeline is altered and J has been killed in the past. It’s out May 25th, but now the first clips from the movie have arrived, so take a look at the below.
Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell seems a bit of a dream cast, although the jury is still out on the film they all appear in, Hope Springs. Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. No UK release date is currently set.
The theme tune for Men In Black 3 has popped up online and rather neatly, you can have a listen right here. It’s not a patch on Will Smith’s tune from the first film, but Cuban-American rapper Pitbull’s song isn’t bad at all. In Men In Black 3, something has changed time so that Jones’ Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) died in 1969, and Will Smith’s Agent J has to go back in time and sort it out. It hits cinemas May 25th.
May I just say that Josh Brolin looks scarily like a young version of Tommy Lee Jones in this Men In Black III trailer, to the point where you wonder if they’ve used CGI to increase the similarity. It’s a bit eerie. The first trailer for MiB3 wasn’t exactly thrilling, but now they’ve finished a lot more footage, ensuring this looks a lot more like the alien managing fun of the first two movies. In this one something has changed time so that Jones’ Agent K died in 1969, and Will Smith’s Agent J has to go back in time and sort it out. It hits cinemas May 25th.
Controversial for its violence on its first release, 1977’s Rolling Thunder has since become a bit of a cult classic, partly because of Quentin Tarantino’s admiration for it, and partly because it’s been mysteriously absent from DVD. As a result its reputation has grown while it’s been pretty difficult to actually watch it.
Now it’s arrived in the UK in a new Blu-ray & DVD release, and we can finally get to see what the fuss is about. The movie is essentially a revenge thriller, but one that’s more grounded and morally complex than most entries in the genre. The film opens with Major Charles Rane (William Devane) arriving back in the US, after years being tortured in a North Vietnamese prison. While he has hopes of rebuilding his life, he discovers his wife has taken up with another man and his son doesn’t remember him. [Read more…]
Tommy Lee Jones has signed up to star in Emperor for director Burr Steers, joining Matthew Fox in a film inspired by the true events surrounding Japan’s surrender which ended World War II, according to Variety.
Lee Jones will play General Douglas MacArthur, who was the de facto leader of Japan after their surrender. The story centers on MacArthur, who brings in a Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox), to decide whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and executed as a war criminal. Fellers is also compromised by his love affair with a Japanese exchange student he previously met in the United States.
Producer Gary Foster had this to say about Tommy Lee Jones, “Tommy will bring strength, intelligence, and gravitas to the portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero.” Production is slated to begin later this month, on location in Japan and New Zealand.
The Men In Black are back and coming to cinemas with their third adventure on May 25th, 2012. To try and get people excited, the first trailer is here, although as it’s still pretty early, it’s more about reigniting the franchise than telling us about the film itself. However it does let us know that somehow Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) has been dead for 40 years and the only way to sort that out is to get Will Smith to travel back to 1969. The film had troubles during shooting, with half of it having to be delayed while they rewrote the script for the 60s section. Hopefully they sorted the problems out and it’ll be a welcom return for the alien monitoring agents.
And doesn’t Josh Brolin look uncannily like a young Tommy Lee Jones? Don’t believe us? Well watch the trailer.