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- 08/25/14--12:47: Avengers Age of Ultron Photo: Check Out Hawkeye’s New Costume!
- Permalink: Don't avenge me, Nancy. It'll be the death of you.
- 08/26/14--16:00: Billy Crystal Salutes Robin Williams at Emmys: Watch Now!
- 08/26/14--16:00: Gone Girl TV Trailer: Till Death Do Us Part
- 08/26/14--13:32: Vacation Reboot: Chris Hemsworth & Charlie Day Take Holiday Road
- 08/26/14--16:00: Interstellar IMAX Trailer: Christopher Nolan Goes Large
- 08/26/14--15:57: Foxcatcher Teaser Poster: Steve Carell Gets Serious
- 08/26/14--16:06: 9 September Must-See Movies: Fantastic Fall Films!
- Bay On Action: In-depth interview with Michael Bay about his vision and approach to the film’s mind-blowing action sequences.
- Generation 2: A look at where the fourth film picks up as we meet new faces -- both man and machine -- and a Transformers world after the Battle of Chicago.
- Drive Like Hell: Two entirely re-envisioned models of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee appear in the film, along with an intimidating new nemesis, Lockdown, as a Lamborghini Aventador plus other incredibly cool cars including a sophisticated Bugatti Veyron and a sleek Pagani Huayra. Check them out and see how actor Jack Reynor learned how to drive his Sonic rally car for the intense chase sequences.
- Small Town, Big Movie: When Transformers rolls into some small Texas towns, the normally quiet and picturesque countryside is suddenly alight with explosive action. Explore the different locations with members of the show’s art department and hear from robotics students whose designs appear as part of Cade’s lab.
- Shadow Protocol Activated: Follow the production to Detroit with unprecedented access to GM’s Lansing plant and Milford Proving Grounds test track; watch an impressive indoor car chase created in an auto parts factory; return to Chicago where location managers discovered a historical movie theater that served as the backdrop for Cade’s fateful first encounter with Optimus Prime; and finally travel to Washington state and the unlikely site of a never-used nuclear power plant.
- The Last Stand: A vacant lot in downtown Detroit is turned into a square block of Hong Kong. Watch as it literally takes shape from the ground up—then marvel as the crew blows it up piece by piece.
- The People’s Republic: China plays an extremely prominent role in the film both on-screen and behind-the-scenes; in fact, four Chinese actors were chosen from thousands of applicants on a reality TV show to appear in the movie. In addition, the production traveled to Hong Kong, the beautiful valley of Wulong Karst National Park in Chongqing and the Great Wall in Beijing to capture breathtaking footage.
- Rise of the Dinobots: Several new Ttransformers characters make their live-action debut in this film. Get a brief history of the new recruits and then go inside Industrial Light & Magic to see how they were designed and conceptualized for the film.
- The Finishing Touch: Watch Michael Bay work like you’ve never seen him before. The director connects virtually with his Santa Monica headquarters, visits the editing bay and then checks in on the visual effects house in San Francisco -- all from the comfort of his Miami home office. Also, get an in-depth look at the music contributions of Imagine Dragons as they collaborate with the film’s composer Steve Jablonsky. Finally, get exclusive red carpet access to the film’s world premiere in Hong Kong.
- Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie: Discover the fun, frenetic and amazing way a movie like Transformers: Age of Extinction gets made.
- A Spark of Design: Enjoy an exclusive look inside Hasbro’s creation of Transformers: Age of Extinction Stomp and Chomp Grimlock action figure from concept and development to sculpting and painting, and then ultimately to the assembly line.
- T.J. Miller, Farm Hippie: Actor/comedian T.J. Miller never imagined he’d be part of a massively successful franchise like Transformers so he sets off to personally thank the people who made it possible. Come along as he visits Bay Films, gets some pointers from Kelsey Grammer, and even stops by Mark Wahlberg’s house in this funny piece.
- Kre-O Transformers: Take Us Through the Movies! – Optimus Prime will bring you up to speed on all of the Transformers movies one by one in this hilarious, animated short where the Transformers Kreon figures act out the movies while building and rebuilding each scene…brick by brick.
- The Angry Birds Transformers: Origin Story – Bonus content tells the origin story of how the EggSpark has landed on Piggy Island causing the eggs on the island to turn into evil Egg-bots, wreaking havoc across the whole island. The EggSpark has also caused the Birds and Pigs to turn into Autobots and Deceptihogs, who must team up in order to stop the Egg-bots before it’s too late!
- 08/27/14--09:01: November Man Review: Pierce Brosnan Is Brilliant Back In Action
- 08/27/14--13:43: The Judge Poster: Robert Duvall Looks Down on Robert Downey Jr.
- 08/27/14--11:55: Mockingjay Part 1 Character Posters: The Resistance Is Here!
- 08/27/14--11:54: Guardians of the Galaxy Passes Half a Billion In Box Office
- 08/27/14--17:00: Horns Trailer & Poster: The Devil Has Claimed Daniel Radcliffe!
- 08/27/14--15:48: As Above/So Below Exclusive: Going Below Paris with Perdita Weeks
- 08/27/14--16:25: Blended DVD Review: Can Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore Do It Again?
Jeremy Renner is back as Hawkeye in Avengers: Age of Ultron. But, he will have a slightly different look than can be seen when you watch The Avengers online.
Gone is the all black with the cut-off sleeves -- enter something a lot more stylish.
Renner is also being directed by helmer Joss Whedon on the Avengers: Age of Ultron set in this shot from the upcoming issue of Empire. Whedon told the mag that audiences have much to look forward to with the arrival of The Avengers sequel May 1, 2015.
“It’s more epic and in other ways it’s more noirish and suspect and devious and specific. Ultron… he’s got a touch of the apocalypse in him,” Whedon said.
Feige spoke too to the magazine about Whedon’s passion for the project, and how that little (big) robot has been his villain for some time to take on the heroic Avengers.
“Ultron was the villain Joss wanted, from midway through production on the first film, to have serious repercussions for The Avengers,” Feige said.
“We unveiled a poster here which is nothing but Ultron after Ultron after Ultron clawing at the beginning to defeat all of our Avengers. That’s what a lot of this movie is about.”
Jeremy Renner is shown a thing or two on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron by helmer Joss Whedon.
The first two TV spots for A Walk Among the Tombstones have landed online and we’ve got them! Liam Neeson stars as a private detective (and former NYPD officer) who is hired by the most unsavory man to find the men who kidnapped his wife.
Neeson hesitates, but when he hears the entire story behind the kidnapping and what happened to the poor woman, he agrees to take the gig against his better judgment.
The thriller, teased further in the A Walk Among the Tombstones trailer, lands in theaters September 19 and features Neeson as Matt Scudder, we think one of Neeson’s most riveting characters!
It is based on the bestselling book series by Lawrence Block, and we hope the film does well because Neeson needs to be this character again!
A Walk Among the Tombstones also stars Dan Stevens (as the drug dealing man who hires Neeson), David Harbour and Boyd Holbrook.
Watch Taken online and witness Neeson's revival as a modern action movie star. And don’t miss A Walk Among the Tombstones!
Neeon's detective has never seen a case like this, and it's one that could kill him.
Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez joined forces in 2005 and gave us those great Sin CIty quotes.
Now, they're back with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and if nothing else, the film is chock full of fantastic movie quotes!
Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson return with some fantastic lines, as they did in the first film. And newbies Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon Levitt rock us with their instant ability to fit right into the Sin City world!
Watch Sin City online and you'll see how there's a cadence to the way people talk in Miller and Rodriguez's world. That's why some of these great Sin City: A Dame to Kill For quotes are just so out of this world.
Click through and discover our favorite Sin City: A Dame to Kill For quotes!
Don't avenge me, Nancy. It'll be the death of you.John Hartigan
Jessica Alba does revenge good, but Bruce Willis begs her not to.
Hollywood is still mourning the death of Richard Attenborough, and to pay tribute, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow posted the below pic in salute!
As most of us know, Attenborough famously played Dr. John Hammond in Jurassic Park.
Trevorrow’s Jurassic World takes place 22 years after Hammond’s park “opened,” and the plot deals with the fact that there hasn’t been an incident at the live dinosaur theme park since then. Well, now there is one, and that’s where our movie begins!
"In memoriam" is all Trevorrow said on his Twitter feed with the below photo. Well done!
Seeing the picture of the statue that was erected in Hammond’s honor at the Jurassic World visitor’s center, one now can also see it as a timeless salute to the great Lord Attenborough, who died at the age of 90.
Watch Jurassic Park online to relive the man’s magic and also to get ready for the arrival of Jurassic World on June 12, 2015 – starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy and Judy Greer.
It was fitting that on a night where the best and brightest of television were highlighted that the 2014 Emmy Awards paid tribute to superstar Robin Williams.
It wasn’t just that the death of Williams has left such a cultural void in the world of comedy and drama. It was that television was where we first discovered the mad talent genius of the man who recently took his own life and died at 63 years old.
Billy Crystal knew Williams for decades and it was also fitting that he was the one chosen to take the Emmy stage to salute his longtime friend and colleague in those Comic Relief charity shows, to give us his take on the legend and the man. Watch now…
Even though there were awards to pass out, it’s hard to imagine a world where we cannot watch favorite Robin Williams movies without getting emotional.
But, we suppose, with time that scar that is from his exit from this world will be replaced with what was there in the first place -- a marvel at the man and his immense power to entertain and enlighten.
And is it us, or did Crystal do a stellar job?!
O Captain, my Captain. Who knows where that comes from? Anybody? Not a clue? It's from a poem by Walt Whitman about Mr. Abraham Lincoln. Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you're slightly more daring, O Captain my Captain.John Keating
We think of Williams as our "O, Captain!"
As opposed to that first Gone Girl trailer, the first Gone Girl TV spot appears to have all the fingers pointed squarely at Ben Affleck.
See, the Gone Girl of the title of David Fincher’s latest crime thriller is Affleck’s onscreen wife Amy, played by Rosamund Pike -- and as one could discern, she’s gone missing.
Affleck’s character, Nick, is the number one suspect in the big screen adaptation of the blockbuster book by Gillian Flynn. But, did he have anything to do with the disappearance of his wife?
Things are not as they seem, as they are in the best mysteries, and Gone Girl is no different.
Gone Girl -- landing in theaters October 3 -- also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit (from Almost Famous!) and Kim Dickens.
That Vacation reboot, aka sequel, is gaining some momentum with news that Chris Hemsworth (Thor: The Dark World) and Charlie Day have joined the cast of the Ed Helms-starring flick.
Helms is set to play Rusty Griswold all grown up in the film that picks up years after the last Chevy Chase-starring comedy. Helms’ Rusty is set to take his own family on a vacation and finds many of the problems (i.e. humor) that his father had in the first series of films.
This is not a true reboot as it carries on from the last Vacation film, but in some ways it is because it is setting the franchise up anew.
When we exclusively spoke to John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the writers-directors explained that the film could not have a better lead in Helms and that audiences are more than ready to venture down another Holiday Road.
Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are signed to make cameos, and look for Hemsworth to play the husband of Rusty’s sister Audrey while Day will play a “rafting guide.”
Check out Day at his best and watch Horrible Bosses online.
The latest Interstellar trailer teases the actual IMAX release of the Christopher Nolan film, and if there was ever a flick this year to see on the biggest screens around, it is Interstellar.
Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey (what are McConaughey's best movies?) and Anne Hathaway star as astronauts who must head into space to find a new habitable world for humans as ours is on its last breath.
Both leave behind families, and it is particularly McConaughey’s that we are drawn into with Nolan’s tale.
The intergalactic travelers are able to explore vast amounts of the universe searching for a new home due to a new wormhole that has been found that allows us to “surpass the limitations of human space travel,” according to the film’s description.
It sounds fantastic and is easily one of our must-see movies of the fall.
Check out McConaughey’s Oscar-winning work and watch Dallas Buyers Club online and get ready for what could be his next Oscar nod with Interstellar.
The teaser poster for Interstellar! Its tagline says it all: Mankind was born on Earth, it was never meant to die here.
You’ve seen that Channing Tatum Foxcatcher poster and now Sony Pictures Classics has released the character poster for lead Steve Carell.
The normally comedic actor looks almost unrecognizable as John du Pont, a man who is as obsessed about bringing U.S. wrestling to the higher world ranks as he is trying to exert some sort of control over his own life. As a du Pont heir, Carell’s character is constantly subject to his familial pressures that seem to have him on the brink of madness.
The true story follows Carell’s du Pont as he mentors gold medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum). And as you can tell from the Foxcatcher trailer, obsession, at some point, turns to murder.
Mark Ruffalo also stars as Schultz’s brother (also a wrestler), who seems to be pushing the caution button for his brother around every turn. There is something truly off about du Pont and he knows it.
Foxcatcher has Oscar bait written all over it and it also stars Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall. Look for it November 14.
The Steve Carell character poster for Foxcatcher.
Now that the calendar is changing from August to September, it's time to put those mindless and fun summer blockbuster films behind us and get ready for some films that rivet while still entertaining.
It is a star-packed first month of fall and we've even got a few films that should easily be Oscar bait.
We guarantee one of our Best Animated Feature nominated films will arrive from the same people that gave us the gem you can see when you watch Coraline online. The Boxtrolls is a visual marvel that works on so many levels.
Then, there's the reunion of Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua. When you watch Training Day online, you'll see the pair's last effort and witness the film that gave Washington an Oscar for Best Actor. They reunite in The Equalizer in September in an update of the action thriller TV series from the '80s.
Click through and discover our 9 must-see movies of September. Let fall begin!
The classic Tom Hanks movie gets an IMAX re-release that finally presents the film on the largest screens around. And you know what mama always said, "See Forrest Gump on IMAX" September 5.
As we previously reported, Amazon has its own plans for the Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-Ray that includes many fun facets, including an Optimus Prime and Grimlock toy! Paramount has also announced its plans for the Transformers: Age of Extinction DVD and Blu-Ray combo pack that will be hitting digital outlets September 16th and landing in stores on September 30.
The Michael Bay-directed spectacle that stars Mark Wahlberg promises over three hours of bonus materials that ought to keep those fans of the fourth film in Bay’s Transformers series quite happy and finding solace in the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy is the top summer film, besting Transformers: Age of Extinction.
When it comes to bonus features, this is what Paramount announced will be included:
Evolution Within Extinction:
Check out how it all got started and watch Transformers online.
Optimus Prime stands up!
As a longtime Pierce Brosnan appreciator, our eagerness for him to slip back into the cinematic spy game in The November Man was off the charts. But then, the film itself would have to deliver because as we all know, one enigmatic movie star does not a full spy thriller make.
We can proudly say that what was teased in that first The November Man trailer has come to fruition as a full-fledged espionage yarn that truly cooks while simultaneously not forgetting to present fully developed characters along the way.
Brosnan moves past James Bond and plays Peter Deveraux, a seasoned spook for the CIA who, as our film begins, is on a mission to stop an assassination attempt with his younger charge Mason, played expertly by Luke Bracey. When it goes horribly wrong, Brosnan walks away to live a quieter life in Switzerland. Before long, he is drawn back into the game when someone he cares about needs his help getting out of a sticky situation. Of course, nothing is as it seems and the thrills begin.
And what results is a game of cat and mouse with his former charge, his old bosses and a political system in Russia and Serbia that has Deveraux wondering who is good, who is bad and who is playing both sides.
Director Roger Donaldson and screenwriter Michael Finch took the best parts of Bill Granger’s book There Are No Spies, and as a certain spy who has a license to kill shows, the viewer can tell that this film is based on a spy series from a writer with rich prose.
Things are complex, as the best spy stories should be, and why The November Man works for us so much is because of the performance of Brosnan. He emits so much with his eyes and his face that you can tell he is working it all out. This is one veteran pro and it takes a lot to get by him, yet when he is stunned, we are stunned, and it sets up a whole new set of obstacles for our hero to navigate.
There are twists and turns throughout, again as a great spy movie should have, and the supporting cast all know their roles inside and out -- which greatly adds to this rich landscape. Of particular note is Olga Kurylenko as Alice, a woman who works at a Serbian center that helps Eastern European women who have suffered through the illegal sex trafficking trade. She will prove to be a huge part of this story, and the former Bond girl working closely with a former Bond all adds up to one fun, thrilling and smart ride.
One more thing about Brosnan. He has not missed a beat since he was forcibly retired from that 007 franchise. He is largely why this film is so riveting. The actor is enigmatic and commands every eye when he is on screen. And what's even more impressive about his characterization of the Deveraux persona is even when he isn't on screen, we feel his presence... everywhere.
Our The November Man review also can see why The November Man 2 has been green lit. With such a rich literary history, and such a solid first outing as Deveraux, we cannot wait to see Brosnan back in action again… and soon.
Since walking away from being Bond, we haven't seen Brosnan do action like we do in The November Man.
The complicated relationship that can be a father and son is explored in the Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall starring courtroom drama The Judge. And that dynamic is oh-so present in the film’s poster which just debuted.
Notice Duvall, who is the title character, looking down on Downey (who is a successful defense attorney in the film teased in The Judge trailer). To say he is not particularly proud of his boy is a gross understatement, which is impeccably captured in the Warner Bros. film’s latest poster.
The Judge lands October 10 and finds Downey and Duvall having to put aside their differences when Duvall’s revered judge is charged with murder and he has almost no choice but to let his son defend him.
Think there will be fireworks on the screen between those two fantastic actors? I would bet on it!
The Judge also stars Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dax Shephard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jeremy Strong, Ken Howard, Emma Tremblay and Balthazar Getty.
Check out Downey’s latest and watch Iron Man 3 online and get ready for him to be super in a whole new way in The Judge.
The "full" poster from The Judge. Just look at those two stars and admit you don't want to see this flick!
Becoming a high-wattage movie star is one tough task. One has to have heaps of talent, a whole lot of luck and material that elevates you to the stratosphere.
But, what if you have had all of that and it still hasn't happened?
We found 19 actors who we think should be as big as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie or George Clooney.
What about one of the most iconic comedies of all time -- watch Office Space online -- and there is someone in there who we think should be as big of a star as Steve Carell. Yet, it is not to be.
Click through and discover our 19 actors who should be big movie stars!
Karl Urban is probably the least flashy member of the cast of a huge blockbuster with his work on the Star Trek series. Then, he was supposed to get his own franchise with Dredd. That didn't happen. Then, he got a TV show, and that got cancelled. There is something about Urban that still tells us he should be an enormous movie star. This is one we put in the "give it time" category.
Lionsgate has unveiled six new character posters for Mockingjay Part 1 and is ready to introduce you to “The Resistance.”
As you can tell from that awesome Mockingjay Part 1 trailer, the fight to take control of Panem from President Snow’s iron grip begins.
The leader of the resistance is President Coin (Julianne Moore) and her fighting force is led by six of the rebels featured in our Resistance Slideshow below!
Mockingjay Part 1 is the first of a two-part conclusion to the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth (whose poster premieres in this set!).
Get ready for the rebellion and watch The Hunger Games online and watch Catching Fire online and then join the revolution as Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters November 21 and Mockingjay Part 2 lands November 20, 2015.
Liam Hemsworth is back as Gale in Mockingjay Part 1 and his "Resistance" character poster has premiered.
When this weekend’s box office showed that Guardians of the Galaxy was the top movie of the summer, it wasn’t done. Walt Disney Pictures has announced that the Marvel movie from director James Gunn has now passed the coveted $500 million mark in global gross… and it’s not done!
Not only does it possess some awesome Guardians of the Galaxy quotes, but a story that has millions lining up to see the film across the world. And it hasn’t even opened yet in big markets such as Italy, China (a huge one!), Japan and Germany.
When it was released August 1, Guardians of the Galaxy became Marvel Studios’ tenth straight number one movie and established a record for an August release with its $94.3 million in box office sales.
At Comic-Con, they announced that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was green lit, and in hindsight, is that such a surprise?
And in news that shows that the film has moved beyond movies to the world of pop culture as a whole, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack now celebrates its second week atop the Billboard album sales charts.
Jennifer Aniston has adorned many hats in the industry from sitcom star to movie star that appears in dramas, comedies and period pieces that combine both -- such as her latest, Life of Crime. And she is also a producer on the film that is a big screen adaptation of the Elmore Leonard crime novel The Switch.
When we caught up with the superstar, we wondered if there was anything else left she wanted to do that she has not done yet.
“Direct. Absolutely, that's the next thing, the big sort of hurdle I want to take on,” Aniston said. “I've done a few short films that I've just loved the experience of doing and I'm just waiting for that wonderful window and that wonderful script and that will be the next one for me.”
When it comes to what kinds of films she would like to helm, there is one thing for sure: She knows what she would not want to direct!
“Well, I wouldn't say like horror films or ones like a The Matrix kind of thing. I don't think you'd want to see me do that,” Aniston said and laughed.
She would prefer a film, much like the one she’s in now that is teased in the Life of Crime trailer. “I love human experience. I love human beings and behavior and relationships and it will probably have something to do with that.”
When it comes to the Daniel Schechter written and directed effort that joins a long legacy of Leonard movies brought to life (Jackie Brown, Out of Sight), there was something in Schecter’s adaptation of The Switch that she thought audiences truly needed to see.
“He just impressed me to no end and I was so excited because I’ve always loved Elmore Leonard. I had read The Switch, which was the actual name -- but we had to switch because I was already in a movie called Switch about best friends making a baby,” Aniston said and smiled at the irony.
“I love how Leonard writes his characters. They’re all so interesting and detailed. Also his bad guys aren’t the brightest, yet they somehow always make it happen and they’re actually lovable.”
Aniston also wanted to dive into the character of Mickey and felt that she could bring something to the role of the unhappy housewife (whose husband is Tim Robbins), who gets kidnapped by John Hawkes’ Louis (who becomes Robert De Niro’s character in Jackie Brown) and Yaslin Bey’s Ordell (who becomes Samuel L. Jackson’s character!).
“I also thought Mickey’s character had such a beautiful arc and a powerful one. In that time to write that for a woman in the '70s was pretty awesome. The whole package was really exciting for me. It was pretty much a no-brainer,” she admitted.
The fashion of the '70s was an interesting thing for Aniston to embrace. “It’s a tough look. It was awesome for the time and a lot of fun to wear all of that polyester and the handkerchiefs around the neck. My favorite piece of wardrobe was the sunglasses.”
Although the women’s lib movement was getting into high gear in that decade, the Leonard character that Aniston plays was kind of stuck in a previous era.
“Mickey was living in the petrified forest with Frank (Robbins) and very repressed emotionally and abused and didn’t know how to make a move to get out of that sort of jail,” she said. “Oddly enough, the kidnapping is her get out of jail free card. As the story progressed and her situation became more dire, she found that strength like women do when faced with unimaginable circumstances.”
Speaking of Robbins, Aniston has known the esteemed actor for years. So it was a real treat to have him be such an awful person to her on screen in Life of Crime! “It was pretty awesome. He really was a jerk -- just a jerk,” she said and laughed.
“He is quite towering. It was really intense, but fun -- especially when towards the end she gets her own set of balls and stands up to him! He's just a lovely man. It was fun to have him beat me up a little bit.”
One thing that is easy to see when you’re in a room with Aniston is that she has an energy that is electric, addictive and contagious. She claims that it depends on the room! “There’s a lot of love in this room. Yeah, you can feel when there's no love in the room. I mean, you leave that room, right?” she said and chuckled.
If she does make the move to direct and add that to her repertoire, the superstar will have everyone on the set pulling for her because she is just that person you pull for.
“I'm happy where I am. Of course, we're not always happy -- there’s moments. It’s sort of like when you get sick and you get better and you're like, ‘Oh my God, this is the most amazing thing in the world! This is awesome!' And you forget you felt that way before you were sick. That was a terrible analogy,” Aniston said and laughed.
Actually, it is spot-on.
Watch Jackie Brown online and witness what happens to the characters introduced in Life of Crime!
Jennifer Aniston is about to be kidnapped in the crime comedy Life of Crime.
The international trailer for Horns has landed which focuses less on the dark humor of the previous Horns trailer and presents a more straightforward and dramatic look at the horror and murder element of Joe Hill’s novel of the same name.
As told to us in our Daniel Radcliffe Comic-Con interview, the former Harry Potter star was drawn to the darker part of this story, just as he was with Kill Your Darlings and The Woman in Black.
Horns follows Radcliffe’s character as he is exploring a love that knows no bounds with Juno Temple. When she is murdered, horrifically, he is suspect number one. And when Radcliffe grows horns like the devil himself, that doesn’t help his case one bit.
He becomes part of a media storm and in the small town he lives in, he is practically ostracized and that only makes him more determined to find the real killer.
Our favorite line in the entire above trailer comes from Radcliffe when he says, “You want to know if I’m capable of killing? Put me in a room with the man who killed her!”
Horns lands October 31 and its latest poster has landed too. Check it out below, along with all our Horns photos!
Perdita Weeks got to literally go “So Below” Paris to shoot the found footage horror flick As Above/So Below and it is clearly something she’ll never forget. We caught up with Weeks, who phoned us from her native England, for an exclusive chat where she took us virtually under the streets of Paris for an inside look at the making of As Above/So Below.
As teased in the As Above/So Below trailer, Perdita plays Scarlett, a multi-degreed academic who is following in her father’s footsteps to prove some ancient historical fact that you won’t hear about here for fear of spoilers! But, her crusade to find the truth to an ancient secret has led her and her team to the catacombs underneath Paris, and as a documentary crew films their every move, it becomes quickly clear that something or someone is seriously messing with their heads.
And yes, horror does ensue. But, As Above/So Below is so much more than a found footage scary flick. Perdita and Movie Fanatic talk about it being a true father-daughter tale, an inside look at an academic whose quest could make her mad and overall, a fascinating and thrilling ride that pumps some fresh blood into the somewhat stale found footage horror genre.
Movie Fanatic: Your character has such a vast and educationally rich background with several advanced degrees in all sorts of areas that would put her on the front lines of what she is doing. What kind of research did you do to get ready for that and at what point do you let that part go and just work on who she is on the pages of the script?
Perdita Weeks: Oh, my goodness, there was so much, I could still be doing it now. From my first meeting with the Dowdles (writer Drew and his director brother John) to shooting it was about two weeks. So, during that time, I read the hell out of alchemy and archeological research, so I had a general knowledge around the specific topics that we talk about. But, I really enjoy all of that and find it quite fascinating. I could have gone on a huge exposition while I was trying to work everything out. That was the most intimidating part so that what you’re saying doesn’t just feel like words or reciting pi to 400 characters [laughs].
Movie Fanatic: One thing that struck me about this movie is, yes, it’s scary, and yes, it’s a thrill ride. But, it’s very much a story about a father and a daughter. Was that one of the things that most compelled you to do As Above/So Below?
Perdita Weeks: In fact, it became more of that when we were shooting. It was a very quick process between getting cast and starting the production. It became this thing where I was like, “There has to something that drives this character. What is her driving force?” It’s almost madness the lengths she’s willing to go to find the truth. It became a useful thing to me, this backstory, that I would have in my head and that she’s out doing it to validate her father’s beliefs. And, of course, it becomes the thing that haunts her with her guilt relating to her father and the way she dealt with him and ran away from her responsibility. It’s so funny, people are talking about the film, and for me, it’s so much bigger because I have all this action in my head that we didn’t shoot. I just did it for me [laughs]. Hopefully we portray some of that and people get a glimpse of what happened before the film.
Movie Fanatic: Well that’s how it struck me, like Indiana Jones had a daughter and his work drove him mad and she was trying to validate his work.
Perdita Weeks: That’s it exactly!
Movie Fanatic: I was so compelled by that fact. Having parents in academia…
Perdita Weeks: They are a certain breed, aren’t they [laughs]?
Movie Fanatic: Oh yes, they are a breed all right.
Perdita Weeks: I found them incredibly obsessive in their ability to be thinkers. It’s quite fascinating to play the daughter of one, who herself is one. It’s almost to a fault, but it makes them brilliant at what they do.
Movie Fanatic: Have you ever been to the Paris catacombs, and two, did shooting there add a haunting layer to the experience?
Perdita Weeks: I’ve been to Paris many times, but had never been there. If you want to go into the catacombs, you have to wait in a line that is almost like five hours long! When you do go, the part that is open to the public is the part you saw in the movie that is lined with bones, but you don’t get to go through all of them. It was only through shooting in several different systems of the catacombs which have different entrances all over Paris. We were running around in areas that tourists aren’t allowed to go, which was extraordinary. There is a sense of history. These are man-made tunnels. You’re also somewhere where at one time people would see them as sacred. Several hundred years ago, people would go there to visit their relatives.
Movie Fanatic: Was it scary?
Perdita Weeks: Well, it is essentially a graveyard. We were all very aware of that and then there are real bones! Real bones, when you see them, it’s quite haunting. You see them and you’re like, “Oh my gosh, I’ve got those!” We see fake bones all the time, but these are the real things. It’s a very strange thing [laughs]. There was a haunting aspect to it, but it did feel special. It’s very extraordinary to know that no one else had filmed down there. It felt very special and I felt very privileged.
Movie Fanatic: If it’s a five hour line to see the catacombs now, when your movie comes out… it might double.
Perdita Weeks: [Laughs] I’m so sure!
Movie Fanatic: You’re not claustrophobic, are you?
Perdita Weeks: No, thank goodness I’m not -- although, it’s not easy by any means. It’s not the claustrophobia that gets you. It’s knowing that you are so far from the surface or any kind of exit. It gets a bit dicey, mentally. It’s very hard to keep your orientation when you’re down there. It’s not straight lines like underground in New York. It’s up and down, and left and right. You’re all over the place. And… there’s a lot of cracks in the catacombs’ roof! Everywhere you go, there are cracks. So, you tend to look up and say, “Actually, all of Paris could fall on top of us right now!”
Movie Fanatic: Haunting, indeed.
A scary tease into the world of As Above/So Below.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are back together for a third time in Blended, and the film is out now on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download.
Barrymore and Sandler first found success with the rom-com that you can see when you watch The Wedding Singer online in 1988 and again in the charming 2004 effort 50 First Dates. Now they’re both parents with little kids of their own, and this time out, Blended finds them playing single parents who start our movie by going on the most disastrous of first dates.
They (somehow) wind up in the same suite in a South African resort on a family vacation where the two families will “blend” and find that their matriarch and patriarch have more in common than they ever expected.
Our theatrical Blended review found the film the weakest of the three Sandler-Barrymore films, but it also is a different animal all together. Blended is a family comedy, through and through. And as such, they firmly know their audience and for that group of viewers, this is a pretty fun ride through a true “modern family.”
When it comes to supporting players, some top-notch comedy power is well represented. Wendi McLendon-Covey (one of our 19 actors who should be bigger movie stars) is featured as Barrymore’s best friend, Joel McHale is her awful ex-husband, Kevin Nealon and comedienne Jessica Lowe are impeccably cast as a couple they meet on vacation, and Terry Crews steals the entire movie as a singer at the resort.
As this is a comedy, albeit a family comedy, the best bonus features focus on that fact and many are more hysterical than some jokes in the film itself.
The Safari, Animals, Parasailing and Ostriches bonus features focus on the comedy effort it took to shoot those scenes and some serious hilarity does result. Watching Barrymore, Sandler and the rest of the cast try their best while shooting scene with the most unpredictable of performers, animals, certainly plays into some humor with three of those four. And what isn’t funny about witnessing Barrymore try her hand ineptly at parasailing!
Another hilarious feature is one entitled Dick’s Costumer Service. Sandler’s character works for Dick’s Sporting Goods (along with a cameo making Shaq O’Neill as a co-worker and ESPN’s Dan Patrick as the owner). Getting inside Dick’s Sporting Goods in a comedy way is quite fun… and frankly Sandler should pursue as a future full film!
The more “serious” bonus feature that compelled us was the Adam and Drew: Back Together Again. The doc explores the unique and surprisingly movie chemistry between the former SNL star and the former child star. If decades ago you had said that Sandler and Barrymore would make a great cinematic pair, it would have been a joke. But, there is no denying their chemistry and screen power.
Watch Blended online right now and we know the family will have fun.
Wonder how this Hooters-set blind date is going to go?