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The UnPopular Opinion: Pan

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** There are certain formulas that are prevalent in...
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Get a look at Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in the drama Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman has one of the most diverse résumés of any actor working today. He's played criminals, a wizard, a police commissioner, Dracula and even an animated peacock. But one character you don’t see on that list is a big guy who smokes a cigar and ponders the meaning of life while staring out a bay window. Oh, well it looks like I have spoken too soon....
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Gary Oldman in talks to play Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's Darkest Hour

Deadline is reporting that the one and only Gary Oldman is in talks to star as Winston Churchill in the World War II drama DARKEST HOUR. Joe Wright (PAN, HANNA) will direct the Working Title production from a script by THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING scribe Anthony McCarten , who is also producing with Lisa Bruce and Working Title co-chiefs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and filming is...
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Joe Wright doing a Black Mirror episode with Bryce Dallas Howard & Alice Eve

After bringing myself up to speed on all things BLACK MIRROR, courtesy of the wonders of Netflix, I'm down for whatever the new episodes of the series will bring forth. The highly accalaimed tech-fi anthology is being brought back for a fresh run of 12 episodes on Netflix, and it appears Joe Wright , Bryce Dallas Howard and Alice Eve will be part of that process. Wright,...
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Pan failures may have cost Joe Wright his next directing job

It's been reported that Warner Bros. might lose as much as $150 million on its critically panned PAN, and according to The Wrap , the film's box office failures may have also cost Joe Wright his next directing gig. Insiders tell the site that earlier this month Wright was in negotiations to direct Lionsgate's planned Julius Caesar flick EMPEROR, however those talks...
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Review: Pan

  PLOT: In WW2-era London, young Peter (Levi Miller) is snatched from his orphanage and sent to Neverland, where he’s made a slave under the evil pirate Blackbeard ( Hugh Jackman ). With the help of a roguish fellow prisoner, James Hook ( Garrett Hedlund ) Peter escapes his fate and discovers a tribe of warriors led by Tiger Lily ( Rooney Mara ) and her father, who believe...
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Holy pudding! Check out Joe Wright's 3D vision for Pan in this featurette!

Joe Wright 's PAN offers a new take on the classic story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny - to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. As with most films these days, PAN will see a 3D release, but the filmmakers are here to tell you why it's going to be worth your while...
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Cool Videos: Hugh Jackman surprises Wolverine fan through Make-A-Wish

I think we all know how passionate Hugh Jackman is about playing the role of Wolverine, but that also extends to Wolverine's many fans. In this video, Kyle and Jackie O with KIIS 1065 worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring Wolverine fan, Dominic, up close and personal to one of his heroes. Leave it up to Jackman to be a total badass and warm some hearts all at the same time!...
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Adventure raises it's sails in the latest trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

PAN may be a confusing movie for some who don't understand why Blackbeard is like Captain Hook and Captain Hook looks like Indiana Jones and sounds like Heath Ledger 's Joker. So, Warner Bros has delivered a new trailer that capitalizes on the copious amounts of action in the epic fantasy film. This new trailer pays extra attention to the prophecy hinted at in the earlier previews that...
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Joe Wright boards The Lifeboat, a survival drama starring Anne Hathaway

PAN , Joe Wright 's origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook, isn't due out until the fall but according to Deadline the director may not be done with shipboard tales. Wright is in negotiations to direct THE LIFEBOAT, which would see the director trade in a ship of the flying variety for one a little less buoyant. Anne Hathaway is already attached to star in the film as...
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Get a better look at Neverland with this new trailer for Joe Wright's Pan

A second PAN trailer has been released, and while I'm still not sold on the film, I will say this new trailer is an improvement over the first one . The latest look at director Joe Wright 's Peter Pan origin movie explores different areas of Neverland that didn't appear in the original trailer, and contains a bunch of other new footage, although it again features Garrett...
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Joe Wright's Pan vacates its summer release date, moves to the fall

In an effort to find itself a little breathing room from the blockbusters of summer, Warner Bros. has moved Joe Wright 's PAN from it's previous release of July 24, 2015 to the much more comfortable date of October 9, 2015 . Had PAN opened in July it would have found itself sandwiched between ANT-MAN , TRAINWRECK , PIXELS , and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION ; a smart...
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