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- 04/29/15--14:43: Entourage: Jeremy Piven Teases Ari Gold's Leap to Big Screen
- 04/30/15--18:00: The Last Witch Hunter Teaser Trailer: Vin Diesel Goes Hunting
- 04/30/15--09:32: Kingsman: The Secret Service Sequel Is Coming Soon!
- 04/30/15--08:58: Terminator Genisys Poster: Huge Twist Front and Center!
- 05/01/15--12:36: 19 Memorable Movie Logos: Marketing Hits... or Misses?
- 05/01/15--13:41: Avengers Age of Ultron Review: Summer Starts With a Bang!
- 05/01/15--18:00: Spectre Video Blog: Inside an Epic James Bond Car Chase!
- 05/01/15--13:47: Fantastic Four Character Posters Revealed: Meet the Team!
- 05/01/15--13:50: Avengers Age of Ultron Is Already a Hit!
- 05/01/15--18:00: Fifty Shades Darker Teaser: Ready for More?
- 05/04/15--14:40: Suicide Squad Photo: Meet Task Force X!
- 05/04/15--19:00: San Andreas Trailer: It Will Be a Global Event
- 05/04/15--19:00: Black Widow Age of Me SNL Trailer: Marvel Does Rom-Com?!
- 05/04/15--14:35: John Wick 2: Keanu Reeves Is Reloaded and Ready for Action!
- 05/05/15--13:57: Indiana Jones Movie Will Be Made by Disney-Lucasfilm
- 05/05/15--14:00: Mr. Holmes Trailer: Ian McKellen Solves One Last Case
- 05/05/15--14:02: X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut: Coming This Summer!
When we visited the set of Entourage, one of the actors we were most eager to catch up with was Jeremy Piven. His Ari Gold is one of the most indelible in television history and we could not wait to hear where we would find the ultimate Hollywood insider when the show makes the leap to the big screen on June 3.
“It’s kind of scenes we planted in the last episode. Am I going to rule the world or stay in Italy and continue to nurture the relationship with my wife? I think that we’ve kind of honored that and made a proposal and picked up not too long after that,” Piven told Movie Fanatic.
“It’s pretty true to what we know about Ari in terms of what the energy he would have would be like after sitting idle in Italy not having access to technology and to the work. So we pick him up in a very revved up state.”
Oh, he’s revved up alright. We know from that Entourage trailer that Ari is the head of a major Hollywood studio and he’s a little tense because his former charge, Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), is starring and directing in a movie called Hyde that could make or break the former agent turned studio exec. The fact that Ari believes so much in Vinnie is exactly why it was so nice for Piven to return to the role.
“I think one of the cool things that I hung my hat on [with the show] was that he had so much loyalty to Vince. I think that he believes in him,” Piven said. “He will back anything that he wants to do creatively. Ari will fend for his clients, as you saw.”
Ari Gold is such a type A-personality, an uber driven character. We wondered what Piven does to get into the headspace and simultaneously, what he does to unwind from being that highly stressed individual. Ironically, it’s the same thing.
“I do yoga. I’ve been doing yoga for over 20 years and I love it. Oddly enough, you wouldn’t believe it, but I even do yoga before I play him. It’s essential,” Piven admitted.
“If you notice people when they are angry, they’re at their most calm. They are usually not gasping for breath the way people might portray them. They’re angry, but they're calm. So you have to kind of come from a very calm state, which is very strange considering it’s such a juxtaposition to the way you see the character.”
Piven has had a varied career over the years, but he admitted that the Entourage experience and playing Ari has almost taken on a life of its own. “I think there’s no hiding who that character is. So the character was a blessing and a curse in the way that it is so fun to play him,” Piven said.
“He’s unstable. It’s cathartic, but at the same time, it’s incredibly draining. But I am so grateful to be able to ride with him again in the movie.”
After taking Furious 7 to an astonishing one billion plus at the global box office, Vin Diesel is not wasting any time getting back at it. The first teaser trailer for his The Last Witch Hunter has debuted and this flick looks custom fit for the actor and his massive fan base.
Diesel is the title character, a modern man who is the last of his kind… a witch hunter. Michael Caine also stars as a priest who helps Diesel in his quest to rid the world of the supernatural evildoers.
It may be hard to believe, but even in our modern world, witches live among us. That is why it is a gift that Kaulder (Diesel) possesses his innate ability of witch tracking and killing. He is a classically trained warrior who has had more success doing what he does than anyone in history.
The film’s poster has premiered too!
Look for The Last Witch Hunter on October 23.
If the news that the Kingsman: The Secret Service DVD is coming soon sent fans of the Matthew Vaughn film soaring with joy, then boy, do we have a headline for you today!
Fox is working on a sequel with Vaughn to Kingsman: The Secret Service. There’s just one catch… Vaughn is attached to direct the reboot of Flash Gordon, so we’re not sure if he’ll just produce or be able to helm the follow-up to the smash hit from earlier this year.
We, for one, sure hope he tackles the second Kingsman: The Secret Service movie after Flash Gordon. He was integral in the original comic book mini-series coming to life and Vaughn’s handprints are all over the Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson starring flick.
We’re sure Taron Egerton will return, now that he’s got all sorts of suited up in the first film.
Kingsman: The Secret Service has banked over $400 million internationally and is set to land on home video on June 9, with an early digital download window of May 15.
The latest poster for Terminator: Genisys has arrived and although it would be easy to think that the highlight was seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the role that made him famous, there is something else that steals our eyes.
As you saw in that most recent Terminator: Genisys trailer, there’s a huge twist in the movie from director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World).
We always knew that the Terminator timeline would change because of the plot involving Schwarzenegger’s Terminator serving almost as a surrogate father figure for Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). But that last teaser revealed something much bigger, and Paramount and filmmakers are not hiding from it in their latest poster.
Jason Clarke’s John Connor… is a Terminator!
What else will be turned on its head in the Terminator universe when the film lands in theaters July 1?
Terminator: Genisys also stars J.K. Simmons, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance, and Jai Courtney (as Kyle Reese).
Watch The Terminator online and see how it all got started, before it all gets changed!
With The Avengers: Age of Ultron opening today, May 1, we thought it would be fun to take a look at other memorable movie logos.
The use of logos to promote an upcoming feature film is nothing new. Though in recent years, Marvel has made an art out of using logos to build excitement for projects as far out as 2019. That's right, Avengers: Infinity War has an official logo!
Spielberg and Lucas' movie logos are recognized around the globe to this day. They are just two of the filmmakers that have done a masterful job of branding their motion pictures. The Harry Potter logo was part of the public consciousness for over a decade.
Flip through the slideshow below, and see how many of these famous movie logos you're familiar with. Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Age of Ultron has a lot to live up to. The Avengers not only was one of the best superhero movies of all time, but it was also one of the most successful films of all time. Luckily for fans and Marvel itself, The Avengers' greatest asset is the one they have behind the screen, Joss Whedon.
Whedon’s sequel picks up right after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier with Tony Stark’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Chris Evans’ Cap, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in Eastern Europe trying to destroy the last remaining elements of the evil Hydra. Oh, the notorious baddies also have Loki’s scepter, and our Avengers want that almost more than anything.
The opening battle sequence is nothing new to an action franchise, Bond has been using it for 50 years. But what is especially perfect is how Whedon uses this plot vehicle as not only an opportunity to get his heroes into action, but also to introduce two new integral characters to his story right off the bat and in the most incredible of ways -- Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor Johnson’s Quicksilver (both are brilliant).
The Avengers are doing quite well in the fight, but the superpower twins are making it quite difficult and, in fact, things happen in this opening sequence that will cast a dark shadow over our entire storyline (this is a no spoiler review!).
Although our heroes are bruised and battered, they still emerge “victorious” and head back to Avengers Tower (renamed after Stark Tower was trashed in The Avengers) for a little recuperation and a party (seen in this Avengers: Age of Ultron clip). Witnessing the world’s greatest heroes at play is just one reason why Whedon was such a great choice to helm this series. He allows his characters to not just save the day, but be three dimensional and live and breathe… and yes, laugh and make us laugh.
Soon, the party turns dark as Ultron makes his debut. The creation of Stark (hoping to make a peacekeeper -- clearly that backfired) shows up (teased in that Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer) and the artificial intelligence robot attacks our heroes on their home turf and then escapes into the world to team up with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver on a mission that is two-fold: destroy The Avengers (which the twins are on board with) and destroying the world (which James Spader’s baddie hides from the twins).
There are a lot of moving parts here. Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue is met in Africa for an incredible sequence that pits Ultron against our heroes for a second time. Don Cheadle’s James Rhodes is just one of many Marvel characters that shows up throughout, but Whedon gives each the correct amount of spotlight and action, and each is also equally important to the structure and brilliance of this story.
A lesser storyteller could have had some serious difficulty with all the spokes in the Avengers: Age of Ultron wheel. Our Avengers: Age of Ultron review can report that Whedon has weaved a web that works beautifully and, in fact, feels like a well-oiled machine.
All the great movie beats are there. The action is crisp and jaw-dropping. The landscape is vast, as scenes go from Eastern Europe to Africa to South Korea. Hawkeye even gets lots more to do and say! And there are ebbs and flows that have us feeling the entire range of emotion, something that is rare in a blockbuster of this scope.
It is truly impressive how well this movie works. There is so much going on and yet it never feels overstuffed or slow. And what is the most extraordinary thing is that it all sets up an Avengers world of the future that has us even more eager for the next chapter than the first film had us chomping at the bit for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Watch The Avengers online and see how it all got started!
The latest Spectre video blog takes us to the streets of Rome as what appears to be another classic James Bond car chase unfolds.
Director Sam Mendes and his stunt crew show off how they are orchestrating a car chase with Bond (Daniel Craig) and Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista) through the streets of the Italian capital, using some of the fastest and most luxurious cars on the planet -- the Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75.
Sony, EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also released a series of photos from the highly anticipated 24th James Bond movie, including a great shot of Bond himself, looking as stylish as ever -- also in the mix, our first (shadowy) look at our main villain, played by Christoph Waltz.
Spectre hits theaters November 6 and also stars Léa Seydoux, Ben Wishaw (back as Q), Naomie Harris (returning as Moneypenny), Ralph Fiennes (first full go around as M), Monica Bellucci, Rory Kinnear and Andrew Scott.
Watch Skyfall online to see where we left off!
When the director of the first Jurassic Park says that Jurassic World "goes down an original road that none of the other movies dared to travel,” you can forgive us if that sends our anticipation level soaring for the fourth film in the series to land on June 12.
Steven Spielberg makes that bold statement in a new featurette released by Universal Pictures that features not only the movie master, but also the current film’s director (Colin Trevorrow) and stars (Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and others) -- all taking us inside the making of and the story behind Jurassic World.
It’s a look back, and a look forward.
As you see in the above video (and teased in that epic Jurassic World trailer), Howard has decided to create a new dinosaur that is even bigger than the T. Rex. Wonder how that is going to work out? And that’s just as the park is successful, what with seeing 20,000 guests a day and showcasing the miracle of the dinosaurs to an ever-curious public.
On the heels of that impressive Fantastic Four trailer, Fox has unveiled a series of character posters for their upcoming superhero reboot.
The quartet of highly gifted souls each gets their own poster and in the slideshow below, we start things off with Mr. Fantastic himself, played by Miles Teller. Next up is Kate Mara’s Invisible Woman, then Jamie Bell’s The Thing and Michael B. Jordan’s Human Torch.
The fearsome foursome head back to the silver screen with Josh Trank at the helm. And after what we saw him do with his wildly inventive Chronicle, we cannot wait to see what he does with his own superhero franchise.
What else has us eagerly anticipating the Fantastic Four reboot is that it is written by Simon Kinberg, whose work on X-Men: Days of Future Past is just legendary.
Look for Fantastic Four on August 7.
Heading into this release day for Avengers: Age of Ultron, one could already predict that it was going to be one of the top grossing movies of the year, if not the top blockbuster of the year. Judging by its Thursday preview numbers, it will do even better than the first The Avengers.
Marvel and Disney are reporting that Avengers: Age of Ultron has already banked $27.6 million from its Thursday night previews -- that’s almost $9 million more than Joss Whedon’s The Avengers made during the exact same weekend in 2012. It also set a record for Thursday night IMAX showings, banking $3 million (the previous record was set by The Dark Knight Rises with $2.3 million).
Although those numbers are fantastic and should send Avengers: Age of Ultron off on a $200 million-plus weekend, these are not record-setting numbers. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 took in $43.5 million with its Thursday previews in 2011.
For those who didn’t read EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey books, the teaser for the second film in the series lets us know that things get much darker.
The teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Darker has landed online and we wondered how Universal and Focus Features would pull this off as a script hasn’t been written yet and a director hasn’t even been hired.
But, alas, they still found a way to tease the upcoming film that further explores the relationship between Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele.
The spot simply features Dornan in a tuxedo, slowly and sensually putting on a mask. We have to say, they put the word tease in teaser with this one!
Fifty Shades Darker is set to hit theaters February 10, 2017.
Avengers: Age of Ultron had the most impressive of openings, but it was not record setting. The sequel to The Avengers banked $187.7 million in its first weekend, compared to the $207 million that the first film made back in 2012. Toss in the global earnings of $340 million, and the Marvel movie has already made $500 million!
We doubt that any of the films (such as Hot Pursuit) that open this week will be any kind of challenge to Avengers: Age of Ultron -- look for the superhero fest to win the box office title next week too.
The Blake Lively romance The Age of Adaline took the second spot, just as it did last week, with a $6.3 million take. Just behind it was Furious 7, who finally got bumped off the top spot that it held for the last four weeks. The Vin Diesel-Paul Walker action fest added another $6.1 million to bring its total to $330.5 million domestically.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 came in fourth with $5.6 million. And closing out the top five was DreamWorks Animation’s Home with its $3.3 million.
Box Office Top 10:
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron, $187.7 million
2. The Age of Adaline, $6.3 million
3. Furious 7, $6.1 million
4. Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, $5.6 million
5. Home, $3.3 million
6. Cinderella, $2.4 million
7. Ex Machina, $2.2 million
8. Unfriended, $2 million
9. The Longest Ride, $1.7 million
10. Woman in Gold, $1.68 million
Vanity Fair sure knows how to celebrate May the Fourth! Yup, it’s that one day a year where Star Wars fans have taken an otherwise normal day and made it their own. Get it? May the Fourth be with you, aka May the Force Be with You!
The iconic magazine employed legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz and sent her to the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and she has delivered our most stunning photos yet of the upcoming film from J.J. Abrams that is due December 18.
Sure, we’ve got a jaw-dropping photo of Oscar Isaac and his Poe Dameron ready to take flight in his X-Wing fighter. But, what if we told you we had our first look at Adam Driver and it was now confirmed that he is indeed our villain, the wicked lightsaber-sporting Kylo Ren?
We even have our first look at Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o’s CGI character and now we know her name, Maz Kanata.
The cover of this “May the Fourth” issue of Vanity Fair is also something special. It’s the one and only Harrison Ford as Han Solo with an old friend, and a few new ones!
While you’re in the mood, why not fully celebrate the big day today and watch that Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer!
Happy May the Fourth!
David Ayer teased us with that photo of Jared Leto as Joker, but now… we get the whole Suicide Squad!
Ayer took to his Twitter account to post a photo of not only the entire Suicide Squad team, but also released a killer solo shot of Will Smith as Deadshot.
The entire Suicide Squad crew or, as Ayer calls them, Task Force X assembled for this full-in-costume shot from the Toronto set of the currently filming DC Comics/Warner Bros. flick.
So, just who is under all that costume and makeup?
Of course, it’s Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie killing it as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnman is Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney is Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez is El Diablo, Cara Delevingne stars as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara is Katana and Adam Beach is Slipnot.
You might notice that Leto’s Joker is missing from the shot. Well, we suspect that he won’t be in the movie as much as you might think. But, more on that later…
Suicide Squad will continue shooting through September and looks to be released August 5, 2016.
Check out Ayer’s latest work and watch Fury online.
The latest San Andreas trailer shows that we believe Warner Bros. and star Dwayne Johnson have saved their best tease for last.
The disaster film truly gives us the scope of the horrors in this latest teaser that illustrates exactly what we Californians fear when the San Andreas fault finally gives way.
In fact, we truly think the addition of the narration of Paul Giamatti’s geologist puts things into perspective. If we were truly to get hit by a 9.0 earthquake centered on the San Andreas fault, it would not just be California that would be at risk, it would be a “global event.”
Johnson stars as an LAFD rescue helicopter pilot who is up in the air when the big one hits. First, he must save his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) before heading out to save others and, hopefully, find his daughter (Alexandra Daddario).
San Andreas hits theaters May 29 and reteams Johnson with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director, Brad Peyton.
We’ve been begging for and have been teased as to the possibility of a Black Widow movie. Yet, nothing’s happened.
With the success of Avengers: Age of Ultron in its almost record-setting opening weekend, and given how much Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow was integral to the plot of the sequel to The Avengers, maybe, just maybe, we’ll get that Black Widow movie sooner than later.
Well, until that happens, Saturday Night Live imagined what Marvel would do with a Black Widow movie and, yup, it’s a rom-com! Ladies and gentlemen, we present the trailer for Black Widow: Age of Me!
One thing that this SNL short has shown us… Johansson needs to do more comedy!
John Wick was not only a surprise hit in 2014, but the film served as one of the best Keanu Reeves movies in years. For fans of those John Wick quotes, today is a good day.
Lionsgate has announced that they have officially given the green light to John Wick 2 and that all principals are returning to the film that gave us the most unique of takes on the action flick/assassin movie genre in some time.
Reeves will be back in the title role in the sequel. Also returning are directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and the original film’s screenwriter, Derek Kolstad, is also on board for the follow-up.
“With such tremendous fan and critical support for John Wick, we knew that there was still so much more of this story to tell,” said Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Lionsgate.
“We are thrilled that Keanu, David and Chad have re-teamed with us and promise to bring audiences even more excitement the second time around.”
Stay tuned as more on this story develops, including a release date.
Watch John Wick online and see what all the fuss is about!
We’ve heard the rumors that a reboot of the famous archeologist franchise would take place, even that Chris Pratt would be Indiana Jones. Now we have confirmation from Lucasfilm that it is a go, just not anytime soon.
As part of that Vanity Fair article that gave us those awesome Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos, producer Kathleen Marshall said that plans are in place to revive the Indiana Jones franchise.
The magazine said, “Kennedy confirmed rumors that another Indy movie ‘will one day be made inside this company. When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.'”
Kennedy knows the Indiana Jones series, she was an executive producer on all four of the previous films, all directed by Steven Spielberg. We are certainly curious to see what she and Lucasfilm would do with an Indiana Jones reboot.
Stay tuned as more on this story develops.
One of our most anticipated movies of summer actually doesn’t involve explosions or superheroes and is not a sequel. But, it does star one of the biggest names around in Ian McKellen and it features him playing a part that is one of the most legendary in literature, film and pop culture itself -- Sherlock Holmes.
The full trailer for Mr. Holmes has arrived and it shows why it was such a masterstroke of genius to cast McKellen as the iconic sleuth who is in his final years and is haunted by the one murder mystery he could not solve.
He is living his days on a country estate and is taken care of by his maid and kept company by her young son. Together, they will crack open the case that got away and try to solve a murder before Holmes’ memory slips away altogether.
Mr. Holmes is helmed by Bill Condon, who directed McKellen to an Oscar with their film Gods and Monsters. The July 17 release also stars Milo Parker as the young boy and Laura Linney as his mother.
After playing Magneto, Gandalf and now Sherlock Holmes, is there nothing McKellen cannot do?!
X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer took to Periscope today (from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse) to announce that he would be releasing a Rogue cut of his 2014 hit film.
The Rogue cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past will land on July 14 on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download and will feature 17 minutes of never-before-seen footage that centers on Anna Paquin’s Rogue character.
This promises to be a different feel to the film that landed on our top 15 of 2014 list. As you remember, Paquin’s character was hardly seen in the cut that hit theaters and her more lengthy involvement could also shape what is to come in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Singer has said in the past that the Rogue cut possesses “a few little changes.” Our interest is peaked!
Watch X-Men: Days of Future Past online to see the original cut and get ready for the extended version later this summer!