FIST FIGHT (Comedy)
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.
WHO’S IN IT? Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Dennis Haysbert, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Dean Norris
- A loose remake of the 1987 comedy Three O’Clock High.
- This is Tracy Morgan‘s movie appearance since his car accident.
- The original title was Teacher Fight.
THE GREAT WALL (Action / Fantasy)
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
WHO’S IN IT? Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe
- The film was released in China on December 15th. It has already earned $224 million worldwide.
- Because of Matt Damon’s starring role, the movie was accused of whitewashing by people who thought the fantasy flick was a historical drama.
- With a $150 million budget, this is the most expensive Chinese film ever made.
A CURE FOR WELLNESS (Horror)
WHAT’S IT ABOUT? An executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
WHO’S IN IT? Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth
- Filmed at the Castle Hohenzollern in Germany.
- Directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Lone Ranger).
- Star Mia Goth is dating Shia LaBeouf.