Four Upcoming Films Offer Adventures of All Kinds

By May 6, 2014
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We’ve heard a LOT about what Marvel and DC are up to with all their superhero films for the next year, but what about the other guys?

Well, that’s what I’m here for! Let’s begin.

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Never one for making “tiny films,” James Cameron became the FIRST person to take the 35,787-foot (seven mile) solo journey to the bottom of the Mariana Trench off the coast of Guam on March 26, 2012, and there’s a movie coming out about it. A joint venture with National Geographic will allow audiences to view the record-breaking dive and the challenges presented (including foam props, food fights and other weirdness when he fails a challenge) when he and his sub, the “Deepsea Challenge,” spent eight hours in the deepest part of the ocean in the form of a new 3D film: James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D.

This excerpt from the film shows Cameron reviewing three films (Melancholia, OldBoy and Gravity) he saw during those eight hours and I’d be lying if I didn’t say they’re hilarious and spot-on.

What makes this film even more interesting is that Cameron is the subject rather than the director of the film. James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D is slated for release August 8, 2014.

In other release date news, Sony Pictures has announced the first two films slated for next year from the newly reinvigorated TriStar Pictures.

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Ricki and The Flash stars Meryl Streep as a “rock n’roll-loving woman who chased her dreams at the cost of her family and now has the chance to make it right.” Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of The Lambs, Married To The Mob) and written by Diablo Cody (Juno), it’s sounding like Streep’s character from The Devil Wears Prada (above) with a much softer side. Either way, I’m curious.

According to ComingSoon, Ricki and The Flash is slated for release June 26, 2015.

If you don’t have enough Joseph Gordon-Levitt in your life, you’re about to smile…

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Sony/TriStar also confirmed (again) that JGL will star in the yet to be named film based on Phillipe Petit’s book “To Reach The Clouds,” who did a historically amazing yet highly illegal tightrope walk across the World Trade Center in 1974 (see video below).

While Petit’s exploits were documented in Man on Wire, the 2009 Oscar winner for Best Documentary, this time around writer/director Robert Zemeckis will present an immersive, photorealistic 3D film that’ll also be available in IMAX 3D so that moviegoers can have the ultimate experience without the whole “falling and turning into street pizza” thing. JGL as Petit, tightrope walking…sounds pretty damn dope, right?

Hopefully we’ll have an official title soon but there IS a release date: October 2, 2015.

And then there’s this!

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It was recently revealed that the third installment of the Night At The Museum franchise now has an official title, and it will be Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb. 

Aside from the facts that Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (both from “The State” and “Reno 911”) have once again penned the screenplay (as they had for the first two films), Shawn Levy’s once again in the director’s chair, and the usual suspects you see above are all back, that’s really all the big news out there for this project. that’s really all the news I have for you. That one hits theaters on December 19th, 2014.

But I’m super excited! If you’re not into the superheroes, hopefully these four upcoming films will satisfy your tastes.

I want to know what YOU make of these four films. Will you add them to YOUR “must see” list?

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Cricket Lee
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