Dame Helen Mirren is an impossibly talented actress and an endlessly enchanting human. She's won an Oscar, along with a wheelbarrow full of BAFTAs, Emmys, and Golden Globes. She's been knighted in the Order of the British Empire, for pete's sake.
Yet even with all those distinctions, a legendary career, and worldwide adulation she has yet to fulfill her wildest dream.
"My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie,” Mirren herself revealed.
Action speaks louder than words.
So even though there's precious little dialogue, these four Mad Max: Fury Road aren't just loud, they're vein-poppingly, throat-wreckingly screaming at the top of their lungs.
Hugh Jackman was there, fifteen years ago, at the dawn of the modern superhero boom, and we all imagined he would be there at the end, too, playing Wolverine with silvered mutton-chops but still inexplicably ripped at 76 years old. The seemingly ageless actor himself recently supported that notion, saying that Birdman had him wondering if he should ever stop wielding Wolvie's claws.
Turns out we won't see a geriatric Jackman still starring as a shirtless mutant thirty years down the line, or even five years down the line, because Hugh Jackman has announced that he only has one more Wolverine performance left in him.
He's already played the most famous mutant in Marvel's roster seven times, most recently in last summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past and he's on board to star in a sequel to The Wolverine, due in theaters March 3, 2017. Based on Jackman's announcement, though, it sounds like Wolverine 3 will be his final bow, rounding out his tenure at an even eight movies.
Animated adventure Home surpassed all expectations at the box office this weekend, giving DreamWorks Animation reason to rejoice and easily snatching the number one spot from R-rated comedy Get Hard in the process.
What hath Marvel wrought?
As Disney ramps up its Star Wars cinematic universe, Universal brews up a shared world for its classic monsters, Fox triples down on X-movies, and James Cameron preps three Avatar sequels all at once, Paramount and Hasbro are looking to transform Transformers from one overblown, incoherent, but oh-so profitable franchise into a whole constellation of overblown, incoherent, but oh-so profitable franchises.
Synopsis: Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
Synopsis: A mercurial assassin discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unraveling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.
Synopsis: A story of friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Synopsis: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.