Screenwriter Daniel Gerson, who helped pen films such as Monsters Inc and Big Hero 6, has passed away.
So, the 50th Superbowl has been played, but f@ck that because that only means more awesome movie trailers came our way. Click the jump to view all the TV spots that dropped alongside the most ignored football game on Earth.
Oscar nominated British actor Frank Finlay has passed away.
American film and television actor Abe Vigoda has passed away.
Following the announcement of the Academy Award Nominations on January 15th, attention turned quickly to the fact that – once again – there were no “people of colour” nominated for any of the major awards. A Twitter hashtag, #OscarSoWhite, emerged to shame the Academy with once more reducing people of colour or ethnicity to a redundant element in this year’s Oscar race. Stars such as Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, and director Spike Lee, came out to decry the lack of diversity in the Academy’s nominations, and used the fact as a platform to claim discrimination against black people by the largely white Academy voting base.
Okay, so while the world awaits Zack Snyder’s Doomsday-laden Batman V Superman film, Fury director David Ayer has quietly been working on a little film called Suicide Squad – if you’ve ever read, you know, a comic book, you’ll know that the Suicide Squad features a grab-bag of DC villains – think an anti-Justice League – sent into missions so dangerous it’s likely they’ll die, hence the term suicide. Starring Will Smith (as Deadshot, vaguely similar to Marvel’s Deadpool), Jai Courtney (as Captain Boomerang…lolz), Margo Robbie (as Harley Quinn), and Jared Leto (as the Joker), Suicide Squad kinda feels like it has a Kick-Ass meets Deadpool vibe going on, that works.
Check out the latest trailer – the first of many, no doubt – after the jump!
Acclaimed Italian film director Ettore Scola, who won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film in 1978, has passed away.
Acclaimed English actor Brian Bedford, nominated for seven Tony Awards and the voice of Disney’s Robin Hood, has passed away.
Dan Haggerty, the actor best known for his portrayal of Grizzly Adams in both film and television, has passed away.
Noreen Corcoran, the American actress best known for appearing on the television sitcom Bachelor Father, has passed away.