Plex – the Scarlet Pimpernel of movie reviewing. He’s worked in the industry since the turn of the century, has a black book of contacts worth killing for, and isn’t afraid to give duff films both barrels. Harrison Ford called him ‘that little shit’ and he once trod on Johnny Depp’s foot. That’s just how he rolls.
The first image of Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher has been published by Empire. The Cruiser, all five-foot-nothing and a hundred and sixty pounds soaking wet, is banking that we will mistake him for the six-foot-five ex-soldier, itinerant problem-solver and uber-badass Reacher. I’m very far from convinced that he is going to be able to pull it off.
A few more details have been revealed about the plot of Kick Ass 2. We have reported that Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all returning, and that writer Mark Millar is full square behind the project, but these are the first reasonably reliable hints as to the direction that Jeff Wadlow is going to take the franchise (for a franchise it very well could be).
To celebrate the Monday 25th release of the first season of acclaimed TV drama Friday Night Lights, we’ve got some special posters/postcards and three copies of Peter Berg’s Friday Night Lights feature film to give away.
Currently showing on Sky Atlantic, Friday Night Lights has been lauded for its realistic portrayal of small town America and the deep personal exploration of its central characters. The launch pad for man of the moment Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, X-Men Origins, John Carter), Emmy-winning Kyle Chandler (Grey’s Anatomy, King Kong, Super 8), TV favourite Connie Britton (24, The West Wing) and the beautiful Minka Kelly (500 Days of Summer). With stand-out supporting roles from Amy Teegarden (90210, Scream 4), Jesse Plemons (Paul, Battleship) Zach Gilford (Greys Anatomy) and Adrianne Palicki (Supernatural); the first season draws you into the heart of the action, the Pilot episode alone setting the bar for five unflinching and absorbing seasons.
Christopher Nolan brings his triumphant Batman trilogy to a close with next month's release of The Dark Knight Rises. The series has given superhero movies a shot in the arm, showing that the medium is adult and mature enough to sustain serious, realistic storytelling while simultaneously bagging monstrous box office returns. It will come as no surprise to anyone that we are very big fans of Nolan's work at Lost in the Multiplex and, in order to celebrate the conclusion of arguably the most successful superhero franchise ever, we are going to be running a lot - and I mean a lot - of coverage.
The cool and spooky The Innkeepers, directed by Ti West (House Of The Devil) and starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis, is available on DVD and Blu-ray on 25th June.
And we have three copies to give away.
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees - Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy)- are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels.
As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.