Episode twenty-three of our news feature has arrived. Take a seat on the front row of the Cineroom theatre to receive the latest news that is happening in the world of film.
In this episode, we reveal who the villain is in Ocean’s Eight, we have a first look at The Circle trailer with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks and we also have a gander at the big blockbusters out next year in Spider-Man and Baywatch through their first trailers.
Closing the episode will be a look at what movies have had Twitter in a stir in 2016…
Ocean’s Eight has its Villain!
Ocean’s Eight has an all-star cast already with A-list gems including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. We also now know the villain of this upcoming spin-off.
Damian Lewis will be playing the target of the robbery. He is also the former lover of Bullock which will add an extra dimension to the film. He will be the subject of a revenge plan so we can assume he’s a bit of a nasty man. Matt Damon is also in line to do a cameo as his Linus Caldwell character.
Oceans Eight will debut next summer with a slot slated in for June 8th.
FIRST LOOK: The Circle’s first trailer
Directed by James Ponsoldt, who adapts Dave Eggers' novel, The Circle finds Watson as Mae Holland, an ambitious young woman hired to work for the titular internet megacorp, partly run by the charismatic, Steve Jobs-meets-Mark Zuckerberg tycoon Bailey (Hanks). The idea behind the company is uniting users' email, social media, banking and online shopping, plus a mobile camera system in its universal operating system as one identity, with this leading to a new age of transparency and civility.
Everything is never simple, though is it? The story becomes a thriller that exploits the dangers of a digital life where all personal data is collected and pervasive surveillance means that privacy is a thing of the past. How incredibly topical right now with new surveillance laws about to be controversially passed.
The Circle premiere in US cinemas on 28 April, but has yet to announce a date for a UK release. Have a look at the trailer below.
Baywatch trailer lands!
David Hasselhoff? Pamela Anderson? Nope, not those pair. This time around, The Rock and Zac Efron are on hand to save sandy beaches. Judging by the brand new trailer below, there is a lot more to the film than just surfing accidents.
Supporting Dwayne Johnson and the High School Musical kid will be Priyanka Chopra, Ilfenesh Hadera, Kelly Rohrbach, and Jon Bass. And who are we kidding? The Hoff will make an appearance surely. The Baywatch movie will be out in the UK on 12 May next year.
Finally, the Spider-Man Trailer is here!
The web-slinging kid is back! Spider-Man returns with his third incarnation in just over a decade with the young British Tom Holland at the helm. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have come and gone but now it’s the turn of the teen Tom.
This isn’t Holland’s first outing as Spidey though. We first some Tom in Civil War earlier this year opposite Iron Man; and Robert Downey Jnr joins Holland in this blockbuster too. Starring alongside the pair is Michael Keaton as Vulture, Donald Glover, Jacob Gatalon and Marisa Tomei as Tom’s mum.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into cinemas on July 7, 2017.
Top trending movies of 2016
We aren’t sure this is something to bank on for critical success, or awards success or anything really; but it’s fun! Below is a list of films that have trended on Twitter in 2016. Strangely, Harry Potter makes an appearance, and quite high up, without even being in a film. That J.K. Rowling is just everywhere. Let us know what you think below…
From Adam Ray Palmer, the Editor-in-Chief.
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