After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.
Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).
Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction. Cornish stars as Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Lara as Ute Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Wu as Cheng, the Hong Kong-based supervisor for the Dutch Boy Program; with Garcia as U.S. President Andrew Palma; and Harris as Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom. The film also stars Adepero Oduye (“The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave”), Amr Waked (“Lucy,” “Syriana”), Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Season of the Witch”) and Eugenio Derbez (“Instructions Not Included”).
The film, written by Dean Devlin & Paul Guyot, is being produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Devlin, and Skydance’s Dana Goldberg. Herbert W. Gains and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin are the executive producers. Rachel Olschan of Electric Entertainment and Cliff Lanning co-produce.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Roberto Schaefer (“Finding Neverland,” “Quantum of Solace”), production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli (“White House Down”), costume designer Susan Matheson (“The Big Short,” “Safehouse”) and VFX supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun (“Clash of the Titans,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still”).
A Warner Bros. Pictures and Skydance presentation, “Geostorm” is a joint venture between Skydance and Electric Entertainment, Inc. Set to hit theaters October 20, 2017, it will be distributed in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX, by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Like all movies these days the golden easter egg of any worth is at the very end of the credits. And Kong: Skull Island was no exception. First of all let me just state that it is an adrenaline action / Science Fiction movie that is a piece of a puzzle that fits very nicely into the world of the Legendary Godzilla movies and worth seeing. What the game plan of the franchise is we know to finally have to the two kings meet in a remake of the Japanese cult movie King Kong vs Godzilla which should be one earth shaking spectacular special effects filled clash.
Secondly lets get back to the easter egg. If you seen the movie and stayed to the end of the credits you will know it. Though if the theater I went to is any indicator many never stayed past the credits . Matter of fact My family and I were the only ones left. So many will be surprised that this is part of the franchise that Legendary is setting up.
So to the easter egg. At the very end of the credits Two of the main characters of the film that survived Conrad (Tom Hiddleston or better known as LOKI) and Weaver (Brie Larson whose clothes never seemed to get dirty even after being puled out of the throat of a monster) are detained by Monarch which coincidentally was the agency in charge of overseeing the "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" (MUTO) in Godzilla. Monarch led by Brooks and Lin informs Conrad and Weaver that Kong is not the only King to roam the world. They are shown a film footage of cave paintings showing one after another in dramatic fashion Godzilla and Ghidora locked in battle, then in a slow slow close up Rodan, then Mothra an once again King Ghidora as the music and the movies faded you heard Godzilla's iconic roar. Which indicates what we all knew about the next Godzilla movie that all 4 will be featured in what most likely be a modern version of 1964 feature film Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster.
Now we can have some fun in speculating how the story arc will connect these films. Especially that the hint is the main characters Conrad and Weaver seemed to be in the process of being initiated into Monarch making a case that they will be in one way or another featured in the upcoming films. How they will bridge the time gap of Kong which was suppose to be in the early 70's at the end of Nam and the latest film of Godzilla which is set in the present is a good question. But not entirely a impossible one . One thought as I stray off content is that in movie Kong Skull Island there was a hint that was dropped that the locals on the Island never seemed to age. If I was writing a plot line that would bind those movies I would have my characters back on the island as a scientific team observing and let time proceed in a normal manner all the meanwhile the characters will never age . Just a thought.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
There is not a whole lot yet on this film so this plot and production info is kind of sketchy. So I have to draw on the usual sources and even those are a bit anemic. As more come available I will update this page accordingly All that is known is that it is a remake of the original 1990 movie Flatliners . Which coincidentally also starred Kiefer Sutherland .
Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.
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Niels Arden Oplev
Written by Ben Ripley
Laurence Mark Productions
A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.
In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.
Jackie Chan (“Kung Fu Panda,” The Karate Kid”) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (“Magamind 2,” “The Leftovers”) is Garmadon; Dave Franco (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is Lloyd’s mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “SNL”) voices Cole; Abbi Jacobson (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Nya; Kumail Nanjiani (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”) is Jay; Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “The Martian”) is Kai; and Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”) voices Zane.
“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” marks the feature film directorial debut of Charlie Bean (“Tron: Uprising”). The screenplay is by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, story by Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman and Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, based on LEGO Construction Toys.
“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on the worldwide box-office phenomenon “The LEGO Movie,” along with Maryann Garger (“Flushed Away”). Serving as executive producers are John Powers Middleton, Seth Graham
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries