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The best Anthony Hopkins movies are those that give the two-time Academy Award-winning actor (and composer and great social media follow) just enough space and time to create or bring to life well-rounded and fully thought-out characters. Thrilling dramas like The Silence of the Lambs, Amistad, and more recently, The Father, all feature characters played by Hopkins in a way that it’s hard, or impossible, to think of anyone else playing those roles at the time.
But, what if you want to revisit the best Anthony Hopkins movies that you grew up watching or might have missed due to the sheer volume of his work in the past 50-plus years? Well, you’ve certainly come to right place, as we have put together a comprehensive list of his best movies and all the ways you can watch them, including streaming, digital rentals, and old-fashioned physical media…
Six years passed between the release of Mission: Impossible 2 and Mission: Impossible III, with various directors and actors coming and leaving over the latter movie’s years of development. In addition to J.J. Abrams sitting in the director’s chair and co-writing the script with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the cast included Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell and Maggie Q. Mission: Impossible III, which saw Ethan Hunt tracking down Hoffman’s weapons dealer character, Owen Davian, was met with a solid amount of positive reception and collected approximately $398.5 million worldwide off a $150 million budget.
As Josh Duhamel pointed out, Jennifer Lopez always looks impeccable, whether it’s a big-budget film, television series or social media. When it comes to her public persona, the entertainer is always on point when it comes to her look from head to toe. In the rare personal moments, Lopez still looks flawless with no makeup and in some comfortable sweats. But Duhamel isn’t too bad looking himself, as seen in his various movie and TV appearances.
Mike Reyes enjoyed his time with Wrath of Man, especially since it re-teams Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie for the first time in years, but he was bothered with the film’s use of timeline twisting. Variety’s Peter Debruge, on the other hand, was much more keen on the thriller, likening Statham to a James Bond type with these words:
Werewolf By Night
Stephen King has dabbled in lycanthrope mythology previously in his career, most notably with the novella Cycle Of The Werewolf (which he himself adapted into the 1985 movie Silver Bullet), but writing an arc for Werewolf By Night in Marvel Comics would provide an interesting opportunity. In the canon, the “rules” involving the character’s monstrous transformations are a bit different than the traditional ones, as he has the ability to turn at will with enough concentration, maintaining control of himself while doing so – but he is also still a slave to the lunar cycle, as he becomes a feral beast when there is a full moon. The Marvel hero is currently experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with the newly introduced Jake Gomez taking the “mantle” from the original Werewolf By Night, Jack Russell, and it would be amazing if King were one of the key creatives establishing Jake’s legacy.
Jennifer Walters In She-Hulk
Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk has been a huge part of the Marvel universe since the The Avengers, but his version of the character has yet to have a solo project (Edward Norton starred in The Incredible Hulk). But coming down the pipeline, She-Hulk will have her own TV show starring Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany. Jennifer Walters is the cousin of Bruce Banner who goes green while also being a lawyer. At the moment, we don’t have a ton of details on what the Disney+ series will be about specifically, but Mark Ruffalo will be involved. When last we heard of Bruce, he had found a balance between his Hulk self and human self known as Smart Hulk. He may not gravitate toward avenging, but could be a worthy consultant to She-Hulk as she deals with her new powers.
That was 29 years ago, and while that’s quite a long time to wait before giving such an acclaimed thriller a second shot (especially when it features an actor one considers an idol)… but in Stephen King’s defense, the guy is pretty damn busy. Not only are there always new movies to watch, but this is a man who, between novels, short-story/novella collections, and non-fiction volumes, has published more than 50 books since 1992. What’s really a shame is that Steve Buscemi has never been featured in a King adaptation (the closest he’s gotten is a role in the anthology film Tales From The Darkside: The Movie, but he’s not in that movie’s featured King story, The Cat From Hell).
But it’s unclear if Paramount will be able to profit solely off of A Quiet Place Part II’s box office earnings in the age of coronavirus, hence the additional incentive for fans to wait a month and a half and pay for a Paramount+ subscription to see the movie. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are reportedly “worried” that this decision will mean less money in their backend paychecks for the movie. The couple, along with one of the movie’s other producers, Michael Bay, have been seeking compensation for this decision, but Paramount declined it.
Spirit Untamed – June 4th, 2021 (Completed)
It’s been 19 years since Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron roamed into theaters, but the horse-centered adventure film will soon become a series with this summer’s Spirit Untamed, a CG-animated sequel that features the voice talents of Isabela Merced, Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, Walton Goggins, Eiza Gonzalez, Marsai Martin, and Mckenna Grace. Based on the Netflix animated series, Spirit Riding Free, created by screenwriter Aury Wallington, this new Spirit movie will follow a young girl named Lucky Prescott (Merced) who moves to the small town of Miradero where she meets our titular mustang and, as you would expect, immediately forms a connection. This follow-up isn’t expected to break the mold, to be clear, but if you’re a fan of the original movie and the sequel series, you should find yourself moved by Spirit‘s return to the silver screen.
Currently, Spirit Untamed is expected to be released in theaters only starting June 4th following a remote production. Mckenna Grace is expected to voice a supporting character as Abigail Stone, one of our lead character’s companions.
But what does Papa Schwarzenegger have to say about all of this? Surely, with his social media presence becoming as legendary as his filmography, Arnold must have seen junior pumping iron, and going from barbarian to destroyer, right? Well, the Terminator himself made his feelings very clear, as he left the following comment on Patrick’s results post: