Hannibal Buress and Three More Join ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
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Just as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has ended principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, GA, Jon Watts (Cop Car) is starting to lens for Spider-Man: Homecoming. In the past few weeks the film has added an eclectic mix of actors and comedians. Logan Marshall-Green, Martin Starr, and Donald Glover were the latest to join Tom Holland as the titular hero, Robert Downey Jr. returning as Iron Man, Zendaya as a female lead, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Michael Keaton as an unnamed villain, and Tony Revolori as a rival student.

And now, you can add four more to that already promising cast. Hannibal Buress is the latest name to join the cast, along with Isabella Amara (The Boss), J.J. Totah (Other People), and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (The Land). More on the story below.

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Movie Review: The Invitation
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The Invitation
Director: Karyn Kusama
Screenwriters: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lindsay Burdge, John Carroll Lynch
Distributor: Drafthouse Films
Not Rated | 99 Minutes
Release Date: April 8, 2016

“Each and every one of us is on a journey, and we feel that it’s important to be on that journey with the people you love.”

Will (Logan Marshall-Green) has reluctantly accepted an invitation to attend a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard). Along with his girlfriend, Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi), Will arrives at his former house in the Hollywood Hills, the site of both the evening’s gathering and a tragedy responsible for the dissolution of his marriage.

After disappearing for two years, Eden has returned with her new husband, David (Michiel Huisman), who she met on retreat in Mexico while recovering from a nervous breakdown. Together they have an evening planned that Will and the other guests will never forget.

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Book Review: Prometheus: The Art of the Film
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Prometheus: The Art of the Film
Written by Mark Salisbury
Published by: Titan Books
Hardcover | 192 Pages
Release Date: June 12, 2012

Mark Salisbury is the former editor of Britain’s distinguished movie magazine, Empire, and author of a number of books about film, including Alice in Wonderland A Visual: Companion and Burton on Burton. His latest book is Prometheus: The Art of the Film, a gorgeous 192-page hardcover companion to Ridley Scott‘s return to science-fiction, Prometheus

Published by Titan Books, Prometheus: The Art of the Film includes a foreword from director Ridley Scott and two essays: A Return to Science Fiction, in which Scott summarizes why he wanted to revisit the universe he created in Alien and how the progression of a story that was originally conceived as an Alien prequel mutated into an original science-fiction story.

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Prometheus: To Create, You Must Destroy…
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DISCLAIMER: This feature contains specific plot details and spoilers regarding Sir Ridley Scott‘s latest film, Prometheus. By now you’ve no doubt dedicated hours to scouring the darkest corners of the internet in hopes of finding answers and explanations to the film’s numerous questions and mysteries.

This feature isn’t an attempt to assuage geeks and enthusiasts who demand answers from their speculative science-fiction, but it will discuss the ending of the film so reader beware. But first, let’s start with tonight’s viewing: Ishirô Honda’s 1962 film, King Kong Vs. Godzilla, starring Tadao Takashima, Kenji Sahara and Yû Fujiki.

Mr. Tako (Ichirô Arishima), the chairman of a pharmaceutical company, learns the bizarre tomato-sized berries that grow on Farou Island are a miracle cure. The natives of the island worship a god called King Kong, a colossal ape whose size can be attributed to the berries.

Tako leads a scientific expedition to the island to retrieve the berries and capture the monster. Meanwhile, a crew of American pilots discover Godzilla has escaped from the glacier that sealed his fate back in 1955. From there, King Kong escapes his captors and goes toe-to-toe with Japan’s King of the Monsters in an epic battle royale that manages to throw a giant octopus creature in for good measure.

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Movie Review: Prometheus
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Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green
Twentieth Century Fox | Rated R
Release Date: June 8, 2012

“Some of you may have figured out we’re not home yet. We’re only halfway there. Mother’s interrupted the course of our journey.

She’s programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. Seems she has… intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.” – Captain Dallas, Alien

In Ridley Scott‘s seminal 1979 film, Alien, the crew members of the Nostromo are awakened from hypersleep to investigate a mysterious beacon on LV-426, a natural satellite orbiting a ringed planet in the binary star system Zeta Reticuli [Yes, this will be on the quiz]. The year is 2122.

In Prometheus, Scott’s first science-fiction film since 1982’s Blade Runner, the year is 2089. Archaeologists Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) have discovered a star map within the pictographs and ideograms of several otherwise unconnected civilizations.

They interpret the star map as evidence of mankind’s forerunners, an open invitation to meet our makers. Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), the elderly founder of the Weyland Corporation, funds the construction of the scientific vessel Prometheus to follow the map to a distant world – one in the Zeta Reticula system.

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