I don’t know about you, folks, but with all the violence and hatred in the world today, I’m more than ready for a trip back in time to an era when four lovable mop-tops from Liverpool taught us that “All You Need Is Love.” That’s just what filmmaker Ron Howard’s upcoming The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years promises, and we’ve got the documentary’s trailer in today’s Movie Morsels. Plus, the latest on Suicide Squad, casting news on the Jumanji reboot, an update on Beetlejuice 2, and more!
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
Promising “rare and never-before-seen” footage of the Fab Four, along with new interviews with surviving band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years looks like a must for Beatles fans, and anyone with any interest at all in pop culture history. Its theatrical release on September 15 (with a Hulu debut following on September 17) promises thirty minutes of remastered concert footage. Oh Ron, you had me at “Beatles”… Check out the trailer below.
IMAX has once again created a custom video countdown for its latest tentpole release, David Ayer’s eagerly awaited DC antihero team epic Suicide Squad. It’s as stylish, in its own Hot Topic way, as everything else we’ve seen so far from this film…
Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad lands on August 5.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel’s latest behind-the-scenes video look at xXx: Return of Xander Cage is heavily intent on showing us just how well the actor and his costar Deepika Padukone are getting along on set. Sheesh, you two… Get a room already!
Directed by D.J. Caruso and co-starring Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann, and Samuel L. Jackson, the long overdue third xXx film bows on January 20, 2017 in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
Two of the funniest people on the planet, Kristen Wiig and Zack Galifianakis, star in the crime caper comedy Masterminds. Based on the infamous 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery, the film is directed by Jared Hess and marks something of a Ghostbusters reboot reunion, as it features, in addition to Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Here’s the latest trailer for the September 30 release…
Sorry, Jonas Brothers haters… Nick Jonas is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in the board game adaptation/remake Jumanji. But don’t worry. the former teen heartthrob has reportedly demonstrated some halfway decent acting chops in the Sundance drama Goat (out in theaters on September 23) and TV’s Kingdom. Jake Kasdan will direct the new Jumanji, slated for a July 28, 2017 release.
Last but not least today… I’m afraid we have some not-so-great news for those of you who are still looking forward to a Beetlejuice sequel. Despite recent reports to the contrary, the Ghost with the Most himself, star Michael Keaton, indicates the project has, well, given up the ghost.
Speaking with Variety, the actor says, “It’s possible that ship has sailed… The only way to do it is to do it right. So much of it was improvised and so much was beautifully handmade by the artist that is Tim Burton. If you can’t get close to that, you leave it alone… There are certain movies that are like Indian burial grounds. You never ride over them. Bad s— happens if you cross that. You don’t touch certain things. They are sacred.”
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