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- 05/11/15--20:00: Pitch Perfect 2 Crazy Youngsters Music Video: Watch Now!
- 05/11/15--13:31: Fifty Shades of Grey DVD Review: Ramping Up the Sexiness
- 05/12/15--14:43: X-Men Apocalypse: James McAvoy Finally Going Bald as Professor X!
- 05/12/15--14:54: Mad Max Fury Road Review: An Extraordinary Epic
- 05/12/15--20:00: Poltergeist Clip: What Is a Poltergeist?
- 05/12/15--15:02: Pitch Perfect 2: Rebel Wilson on Soaring Higher For Sequel
- 05/12/15--15:06: The Fugitive Will Return: Dr. Kimble Back on the Run!
- 05/12/15--20:00: Crimson Peak Motion Poster: Beware of Guillermo del Toro’s Latest!
- 05/12/15--16:27: The Boy Next Door DVD Review: Jennifer Lopez Fights Back!
- 05/13/15--20:00: Jem and the Hologams Trailer: '80s Cartoon Classic Comes to Life!
- 05/13/15--20:00: Crimson Peak Trailer: This Is Your Home Now
- 05/13/15--20:00: Tomorrowland Featurette: How Walt Disney Imagined The Future
- 05/13/15--20:00: Jurassic World TV Spot: A Petting Zoo?!
- 05/14/15--21:00: Minions Trailer: Despicably Devious!
- 05/14/15--21:00: The Intern Trailer: Robert De Niro Interns for Anne Hathaway
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The first official music video from the highly anticipated Pitch Perfect 2 is here! And it’s a fantastic song that impeccably captures the spirit of the sequel. Crazy Youngsters is sung by Pitch Perfect 2 star Ester Dean and features much of the cast, including Brittany Snow and Anna Camp, as well as a slew of YouTube stars and Pitch Perfect fans that were shot being “crazy” all around the world.
The wait is practically over for fans of those Pitch Perfect quotes as the sequel aca-arrives in theaters this Friday, May 15, with Anna Kendrick once again leading the way.
Pitch Perfect 2 picks up three years after the events of the first film and finds that the Bellas are three-time national champs. Things are going great, until Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) mistakenly flashes the President of the United States during a performance and that gets the Bellas banned. But, they find a loophole. If they can win the international competition (which no US team has ever done), they can be reinstated.
There are a slew of fantastic music numbers, a terrific “villain” in the form of German singing group Das Sound Machine, and Hailee Steinfield makes a terrific splash as the newest Bella.
Watch Pitch Perfect online to hold your interest until the Bellas return this Friday!
Hot on the heels of our Mortdecai exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of the Johnny Depp caper comedy, we have not one... but FIVE copies of the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack to give away to our readers!
As you can see by the Mortdecai trailer, Depp stars as the title character, an international art dealer with impeccable taste, even if he is a bit... off. Mortdecai is approached by an MI6 agent (Ewan McGregor) to help the Queen and country track down a priceless painting that has been stolen before it winds up in the wrong hands and funnels unimaginable amounts of money into terrorists' accounts.
Depp is joined in the all-star cast by Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum and Olivia Munn.
Each winner will also score a pair of socks inspired by Depp's signature mustache!
Hurry! Enter now, as this contest will expire before you know it!
Depp can be next seen in Black Mass. Stick with Movie Fanatic for our full Blu-Ray/DVD review of Mortdecai May 12.
Fifty Shades of Grey may have come off as utterly silly for general audiences when it was released in theaters this past Valentine’s Day. But, for fans of the EL James blockbuster novel, it was an adequately steamy version of their beloved S&M soaked love story about Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
And now that Fifty Shades of Grey is out on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download, that fan base can own it and share in the love story forever.
The first thing that fans should be thrilled about with the home video release is the inclusion of the unrated edition of the film. Those that felt that filmmakers toned down the sexiness in order to avoid an NC-17 rating will be ready to drool all sorts of fiercely with the unrated version that ramps up the heat between Dakota Johnson’s Steele and Jamie Dornan’s Grey.
Our feelings on the film have been more than laid out in our theatrical Fifty Shades of Grey review. But, what is fascinating to us reviewing this DVD and Blu-Ray is that this release is not about that general population out there taking in the James page-to-screen effort. This home video release is for the millions of fans and, in that vein, it is a solid release that every single Fifty fanatic should run, and not walk, to get their copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.
The other interesting aspect is that we heard that there were two endings shot for the film. For those who have seen the film, you may have wished for something else to have happened. Well, consider your wish granted with the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD and Blu-Ray -- there is an alternative ending sure to make you smile!
When it comes to bonus features, there are over two hours of bonus content that take you behind the scenes of the hit movie, as well as tease the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker!
What are the highlights that are sure to send fans’ temperatures soaring?
The World of Fifty Shades of Grey is a fascinating look at how filmmakers took the world created by James and brought it to life -- and not just in the form of finding the perfect Christian Grey (Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Johnson), but everything that goes into making those characters become three dimensional.
Christian Grey lives in a fascinating world, to say the least. The billionaire’s tastes are not only unique in his playroom and bedroom, but in everything else from his helicopter to his boardroom. The Christian Grey bonus features takes fans inside that world to delve deeper into how it was brought to life.
In that vein, the search for the actor to play Grey was an extensive one that was filled with a few speed bumps along the way (Charlie Hunnam dropping out). Jamie Dornan Profile shows off the actor who got the part and it’s easy to see why he was so perfect.
The other half of this whirlwind romance is of course centered by Anastasia Steele. Ana looks at the character and helps explain why she has been so compelling to so many millions of readers. All About Ana delves even further into the James character for those who need to know more. Finally, Dakota Johnson Profile takes a similar look at the actress that the Dornan profile does and showcases why the daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson was an impeccable choice to play the reserved college student in the big screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Getting to know the woman who created this world is also a nice touch on this Fifty Shades of Grey DVD and Blu-Ray. E.L. James & Fifty Shades features a conversation with James who takes us behind the creation of the novel and follows her to the premiere of the film.
For those who want to delve deeper into the kink factor of Fifty Shades of Grey, check out Fifty Shades: The Pleasure of Pain that puts the spotlight on the BDSM consultant who helped work on the film and how they came up with the props used in the scenes that sent heartbeats racing faster.
Watch Fifty Shades of Grey online right now!
Last week we got word as to that superstar cast of Captain America: Civil War. Among the names that stood out for us was the mention of Sebastian Stan. If you’ll recall at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon was off with Cap trying to find the iconic American hero’s best bud all in an effort to bring him back from the dark side of evil.
Filming has started on Captain America: Civil War and we’ve got our first look at Stan and he’s wearing that same baseball hat and jacket he was wearing when he disappeared at the end of the last Cap movie!
Stan posted the pic on his Instagram account and cemented the fact that at least part of the plot of Captain America: Civil War will still involve Cap’s desire to find his old friend. That is fantastic news to Cap fans everywhere who were perhaps a little nervous that with the focus on the split between Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America, Bucky Barnes would be forgotten.
Also, if you remember in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mackie appears in the party scene and lets Cap know that he’s still searching for Barnes.
Look for Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016, and until then, watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier online.
As comic book movie headlines go, it’s pretty huge. For X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, James McAvoy played Charles Xavier, aka Professor X, as a younger and more follicle-endowed gentleman. As we all know, Patrick Stewart iconically played the character bald as can be. Thanks to X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer, we know that McAvoy’s Professor X has finally lost his hair!
Singer took to his social media account to post a photo of McAvoy getting a noggin shave-down as filming gets going for the follow-up to the successful X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Considering that Oscar Isaac is Apocalypse and that he is the villain that has most given the X-Men fits over the years in the comics, that could cause someone to lose their hair!
X-Men: Apocalypse joins McAvoy’s Professor X with Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Nicholas Hoult’s Beast as well as newly cast Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Tye Sherican as Cyclops and Sophia Turner as Jean Grey.
Look for it on May 19, 2016, and until then, watch X-Men: Days of Future Past online!
What makes Mad Max: Fury Road not only the best film in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic series, but one of the best action movies of all time, is that it has the most compelling and heart wrenching of stories driving its heart. Yeah, and it also has some of the most amazingly original and visually explosive, pulse-pounding action you’ll see this summer or any summer for that matter.
Tom Hardy is Max Rockatansky and he may headline this movie (we meet him before anyone else in Miller’s film), but what also makes Mad Max: Fury Road so special is that this is truly an ensemble picture where Mad Max is merely a spoke in the wheel that turns so beautifully.
Max is being pursued by a group of voracious nuts who catch him and bring him back to a world ruled by a dictator/deity-type named Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). In a world where there is an absence of water, he has found it and forged a “community” where all who bow before him are given drops of the rare stuff for which they are to be ever thankful. Joe also lives high above these peons, surrounded by his minions, called War Boys.
Then, there are Joe’s wives. They are a group of beautiful women who serve one purpose -- to give him children. They are slaves for all intents and purposes.
Charlize Theron is Furiosa and she is a trusted worker in this society for Joe. Once the film has introduced this world and gotten Max enslaved in it, Furiosa sets out on a journey to drive a huge tanker to fill up on petrol, get munitions and return to the fortress. Meanwhile, Nicholas Hoult’s Nux (a War Boy) wants in on the trip, but needs Max’s blood transfusion to live, so he straps Hardy’s anti-hero to the front of his vehicle and joins Furiosa on the road.
Only, about halfway to their destination, Furiosa turns left. She has other plans. She has Joe’s wives hidden below and this mission is now an effort to free the enslaved and take them to a paradise she remembers from her youth.
Mad Max: Fury Road is about as feminist of an action movie as we’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something after the Aliens and Terminators that have come and gone. Theron plays Furiosa like an emotionally and physically wounded warrior who hopes to do at least one thing right in her life to make up for all the pain she’s endured since Joe’s thugs grabbed her as a child and put her through the emotional and physical wringer.
As teased in the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer, Max gets involved as he and Furiosa become unlikely allies who distrust each other but share an unbreakable will to survive. As the film progresses, these two characters find more in common and forge an alliance that is touching, powerful and profound. Both Theron and Hardy bring their A-game and each turn in a performance that is of the highest order, something not easy to do when set pieces are moving at 80 miles per hour on the desert floor.
Then, there’s the action. Miller has choreographed what is in many ways a two-hour car chase with emotional moments sprinkled brilliantly throughout. Audiences will see things that boggle the mind and cause jaws to drop. We saw the movie weeks ago and still are aghast at what Miller has accomplished. It is nothing short of extraordinary. We hope anyone who makes an action movie, especially a car-centric one, studies Mad Max: Fury Road at how perfection is achieved.
Our Mad Max: Fury Road review believes that you will be hard-pressed to find a more explosive and sensational summer movie during this hot season. Then again, we also think that we have seen one of our top 15 of 2015. Miller (who co-wrote the script) has achieved greatness on so many levels that are equally operatic and gut-wrenchingly moving -- reminding us of some of the greatest moments sitting in a movie house in our lifetime.
Fresh off that spooky Poltergeist clip where Mattie said, “They’re coming,” now we get a clip from Fox and an infographic to help us define exactly who “they” are!
What sets a Poltergeist apart from a regular ghost? Why are they so threatening? Can they be more dangerous, and could they actually kidnap a child?
It appears so, and it is Rosemarie DeWitt and Sam Rockwell’s worst fear as parents. They’ve just moved into their dream home and it appears to be more of a nightmare.
Fox is unleashing the horror remake of the Steven Spielberg classic on May 22, and to take the information a step further, they have provided us with an infographic that breaks it down so you can head into the theaters next week all sorts of prepared to differentiate between the spooks of a ghost and the horrors of a Poltergeist.
Sam Raimi produces this new take on a classic horror tale and director Gil Kenan directs. Jared Harris and Jane Adams also star.
One of the many things that charmed in the surprise hit Pitch Perfect was the comic and romantic sparks between Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine. The two are back “going at it” in Pitch Perfect 2, and when Wilson talked to Movie Fanatic, she marveled at her joy at re-teaming with her comedic soul mate.
“In the first movie, there was never any subplot that anything was going on between us. Of the large ensemble cast, we’re both writers and improvisers -- so we would always make up this little stuff between us and try to get it in the movie. That developed into (screenwriter) Kay Cannon writing the love story between us in the second movie,” Wilson said.
Wilson admitted that their make-out scene was all in an effort to score a certain trophy.
“A fun fact about that make-out scene -- my pants were a bit see-through. A lot of the rolling around on the ground had to be cut. We went for about seven minutes. We were going for an MTV Award for Best Kiss. It had to be majorly cut down because you could see my underwear through the see-through pants. Adam and I have had a long history of making out. Actually, I cameoed on Workaholics. In the very first scene, we made out and he felt me up. Really we’ve always had weird chemistry.”
As you can see in the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer, Wilson has to do an aerial sequence where she accidentally flashes the President of the United States. That is integral to the plot as the Bellas get banned from all competition and the only way for them to be reinstated is to win the international singing competition, which no U.S. team has ever done.
Although learning dance moves for the first film, and for Pitch Perfect 2, was a challenge, Wilson took her time hanging in the air quite seriously.
“It was very physically demanding. The first one we had a lot of high energy choreography, but this one was something else. For the aerial sequence in the beginning, I trained for five weeks with my coach, who’s been in a large number of Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. I didn’t think I’d be able to do it. If I couldn’t do it, they couldn’t get a stunt double that’s my size who does it. It was either I do it, or it’s not the opening of the movie,” Wilson said.
“I’m afraid of heights and not that flexible. You have to bend your back in really strange ways and bend your butt for the one move after I did that death drop. It’s really tricky. To hold it for more than 45 seconds, you really have to train for it.”
Another scene that proved physically challenging was when she has to approach DeVine standing in a canoe while she sings Pat Benatar’s We Belong as she rows towards him. “I had to really hold my core. I didn’t want to fall in the water because it would take like two hours to reset hair and makeup,” Wilson admitted.
None of these challenges seem to even faze Wilson. Spending time with her, you can just tell that she exudes loads of confidence. She wasn’t always that way.
“I was very shy as a child, bordering on social disorder. I was very intellectual, but that didn’t make me the coolest. I really was the girl that would get red-faced. I thought, 'I gotta get over myself. I just need to punch myself a bit.' I started doing debating in high school. I would force myself to do it to get over my shyness. The good thing about being shy is you become observant. I think that’s really helpful as an actress -- copying people for comedic effect.”
Watch Pitch Perfect online and get ready for the big-time sequel to arrive May 15.
The Fugitive is heading back out on the run, this according to a report by Deadline. Warner Bros. is looking to bring the story of Dr. Richard Kimble back to the big screen for another search for justice.
Harrison Ford famously played Kimble in 1993 and that outstanding thriller featured Tommy Lee Jones as the U.S. Marshal who was hot on his trail after escaping from a prison transport after being found guilty of murdering his wife. Jones won an Oscar for the role and the flick is considered one of the best in Ford’s filmography.
No word on whether the next The Fugitive will be a reboot or a sequel (there was a “sequel” released in 1998 called U.S. Marshals that did not star Ford).
The Fugitive first appeared as a hit TV show that ran for 120 episodes in the mid '60s. Word is Christina Hodson will pen the latest screenplay.
Ford is reprising a few of his famous roles soon -- this December, he’ll be Han Solo again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he’s about to start filming Blade Runner 2.
Watch The Fugitive online and see how it all got started.
The motion poster for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak has arrived and it’s just as spooky as you would think it would be! The horror aficionado returns to the genre he adores with a true house haunting ghost story that stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.
The release of the motion poster is also meant to announce to the world that the latest Crimson Peak trailer will be unleashed tomorrow!
Wasikowska plays a young woman who has her heart wooed by a mysterious man (Hiddleston) and finds herself following him to his desolate mountaintop mansion, called Crimson Peak.
There, secrets lie around every turn and a few ghosts just might be haunting this home. As Wasikowska begins to learn the truth about what horrors lay hidden at Crimson Peak, she must find a way to break free to save her sanity... and even her life.
Look for Crimson Peak on October 16!
There are certain films that we adore because of the fun factor and The Boy Next Door is one of those movies. Sure, as we pointed out in our theatrical The Boy Next Door review, this is not one of star Jennifer Lopez’s best. Heck it’s not even close. But, it is so entertaining in its tongue in check cliché-ness that it is destined to become a cheeky classic. Well, now you can own it as The Boy Next Door is out on DVD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
Lopez stars as a woman going through the break-up of her marriage. She has children and is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. When her elderly neighbor’s nephew (Ryan Guzman) moves in, sparks fly and in one night of weakness, they hook up and have the most passionate of affairs. Lopez knows it’s wrong and tries to end it, only Guzman won’t have it and he creeps into all corners of her life… to her utter dismay.
Guzman is perfect as the villain here. He knows that this is an over-the-top thriller and he plays the part of foil impeccably. It is one of those movies where you wonder why no one calls the cops, and yet as Guzman does one crazy thing after another, we the audience are fine that no authorities ever enter the scene -- of course until the stereotypically over the top very end.
As the single mom trying to amend for a mistake in The Boys Next Door, Lopez has an ex-husband to confide in (John Corbett) and a best friend (Kristin Chenoweth) and even though the view might want to say “come on” each time she speaks about her situation to her confidants, we’re glad they don’t see the writing on the wall, because the manic and madcap fun can continue for us!
After seeing the film in theaters, we wondered whether everyone involved (including Rob Cohen) knew that they were making a film that was equally as tongue and cheek as it was over the top. After watching the bonus feature The Making of The Boy Next Door, it is easy to see that everyone involved in this new camp classic appears to know exactly what they are doing. There are movies that are so bad they’re good and The Boy Next Door is one that firmly knows its place. Prepare to have fun.
Watch The Boy Next Door online right now!
The highly anticipated first trailer for Jem and the Holograms is finally here! The '80s animated series is coming to life from Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Never Say Never) and Blumhouse Productions.
Since the film version of the pop culture icon was announced, fans have been eager to see what filmmakers do with their beloved story of the girl group that becomes an international sensation. And it appears that Chu and his team have taken the “cost of fame” route to the big screen version of Jem and the Holograms.
Their story starts as four sisters in a small town who find unexpected fame when a song of the oldest becomes a YouTube sensation. Juliette Lewis stars as a record executive who brings them to LA and gives them complete makeovers, even their names!
Aubrey Peeples stars as Jem, with Stefanie Scott appearing as Kimber, Aurora Perrineau is Shana and Hayley Kiyoko is Aja. Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door) scored the role of Rio and Molly Ringwald is the group’s mother.
Look for Jem and the Holograms in theaters October 23.
The spook master has returned. Proof of that is seen all over the theatrical trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. The filmmaker may have taken an action movie detour with Pacific Rim recently (as well as producing films such as Book of Life), but it is clear with the scares that come from this tantalizing teaser that his passion is with horror.
Del Toro set his story in the 19th century which finds Mia Wasikowska getting swept off her feet by the dashing Tom Hiddleston. His sister (Jessica Chastain) does not approve, but Hiddleston asks her to trust his judgment as they take her home to the family mansion that is known as Crimson Peak.
See, there are secrets to this house and most of them involve setting the fear factor to ten!
The man who gave us Pan’s Labyrinth has crafted a haunted house ghost story that you’ll notice has scared the life out of the literary horror master -- as Stephen King is quoted in this trailer!
The Crimson Peak trailer has arrived hot on the heels of the Crimson Peak motion poster and it all looks to add up to one spooky time at the theaters on October 16.
Check out del Toro’s most recent film and watch Pacific Rim online.
Tomorrowland writer Damon Lindelof and director Brad Bird have long talked about how much their film was inspired by the imagination of Walt Disney himself.
The new Disney film lands May 22 and is quite the adventure, but at its heart it is a story about the potential for humankind pushing the boundaries of science.
Disney Studios has released a fascinating featurette that takes us into the heart of Walt Disney’s ideas for the future and how that drove his creativity.
As you can see from the Tomorrowland trailer, Disney’s dreams are all over it in the story of a girl (Britt Robertson) whose dreams of a better world come true when she gets a mysterious pin that allows her to see the titular place. She tracks down George Clooney's character and together they must find a way to save the future.
We’ve got some new footage in the latest Jurassic World TV spot and some of it is utterly cute and some of it is utterly terrifying!
Did you know this new park has a petting zoo? Yeah! Kind of makes you want to go. Then again, the dinosaurs running loose part makes you want to stay home.
Jurassic World takes place two decades after the events of Jurassic Park. The establishment has been open successfully for years with 20,000 visitors a day. With each new attraction that has been added, attendance spikes. So, Bryce Dallas Howard has to be thrilled with her new dinosaur she’s “cooked up.”
But, as you can tell from the above TV spot, that doesn’t work out so well!
Howard is joined by Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio and Judy Greer in the cast for the flick that lands in theaters June 12.
Watch Jurassic Park online to see how this world got started.
When Tom Hardy accepted George Miller’s invitation to step into the boots of the character Miller created decades ago, Mad Max, the actor knew there was a giant elephant in the room. “Initially, I was daunted because, obviously, Mad Max is synonymous with Mel Gibson, and is a much loved character by many people,” Hardy told Movie Fanatic.
“It’s always exciting to get a job, but it was also such a big fish to land. The other side of that was that everybody loves Mel as Max, and nobody is going to want me, at all. It’s like being a new boy at school, and set up for immediate failure.”
But Hardy was eager to jump into that landmine because of the auteur that was behind it, the man who created Mad Max all those decades ago. “George not only created the car chase movie, he also created the post-apocalyptic movie, some 40 years ago,” Hardy said.
Hardy reported that Miller stressed to him that he should never feel that he was replacing Gibson. He was simply to continue the legend.
“There was no real pressure to fill anybody’s shoes, or to be a new Mad Max, of any sort. I was inheriting a legacy, and had been chosen by George to translate his vision and character into the Mad Max world of today, which is further discovered and mined and pursued by George. That he asked me to come along and portray his Max, it was really just a question of doing what was asked of me to fully translate George’s vision, which is epic,” Hardy said.
As we stated in our Mad Max: Fury Road review, Miller’s picture is epic and a bona fide masterpiece. Hardy admitted that that vision arose from years of Miller living with this world in his head.
“It’s not just what you see in Fury Road, but behind Fury Road and laterally to Fury Road. There is an abundance of material, which is yet to reveal itself. So, I don’t think I brought anything new, as such, but the fact that I’m just a new actor in the fourth installment of the legacy, which once was Mel’s role and still is, rightly so. I’m just the new boy, who’s hopefully accepted.”
The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer teases that Hardy’s title character is merely a spoke in a wheel that is this ensemble story. He is still quite the loner and he is still quite broken, yet there is something in this incarnation of Mad Max that finds him mining his soul for something more and that arrives in the form of helping Charlize Theron’s Furiosa and her mission of freeing women who are enslaved.
“In many ways, he’s a broken-spirited man. We start off with Max in a hermetic lifestyle. Then, we see him open up throughout the movie [and] connect with humanity around him,” Hardy said.
Where this Max fits into the previous three movies is not quite explored in Mad Max: Fury Road, but it’s not like all those involved didn’t discuss it. “I’m not sure quite where this fits into the films prior to it, but there was a succession of conversations about and around the world and mythology previous. George wanted him to be broken, at the beginning, and then suitably broken again.”
The Herculean effort it took to make Miller’s film is chronicled in this astounding Mad Max: Fury Road behind the scenes clip, but Hardy reported having his own moments of peril on the action-packed set. There’s an extended sequence where he’s strapped to the front of a car, going at breakneck speed.
“Yeah, [and] I had handcuffs on and a pitch fork stuck to my face,” Hardy said and laughed. “To be fair, I was strapped to the front of the car for a couple of weeks. My stunt double was strapped to it for about six weeks, doing about 60 kilometers an hour!”
That wasn’t even the toughest stunt for Hardy. When asked which was the most perilous, he didn’t have to think. “I’m not very good with heights, so the scaffolding pole was hard,” Hardy said of the scenes where he dangles high in the air shifting between speeding cars.
“It’s quite lonely up there. When the scaffolding pole goes one way, you naturally fall that way, as well. And then when it comes back to the middle, you have to roll around and fall the other way. And there’s no one up there to complain to!”
Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has channeled The Force and is next tackling the stand alone (aka anthology film) Star Wars: Rogue One. We know that Felicity Jones is the lead rebel soldier in the heist film and that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) is also set to star. Now, we have a few more names to add to the list and even know who our main villain will be!
Variety is reporting that Elysium star Diego Luna has joined the cast as a rebel fighter and that Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) has signed on to be the film’s main villain.
The plot of Rogue One has been rumored to involve the events before A New Hope that follow a group of rebels who go deep into the Empire world to steal those Death Star plans, which eventually give our freedom fighters a leg up in the battle against Darth Vader.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due first on December 18, and then look for Star Wars: Rogue One on December 16, 2016.
The adorably mischievous yellow cuties from Despicable Me are back and they’re getting their own movie in Minions. The latest Minions trailer has premiered and it finally gives us an idea what this animated gem is all about.
We knew the film was a prequel to Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, and we knew that it would involve a '60s super villain that the minions would end up working for named Scarlet Overkill (played by Sandra Bullock), but what was the evildoers’ mission?
Thanks to the below trailer, we now know! They’re going to steal Queen Elizabeth’s crown!
Jon Hamm also stars in the story that is set in the swinging '60s and features three of the minions doing their best to lay the groundwork to being the best minions they can be before we all know they wind up with Steve Carell’s Gru.
Check out Minions on July 10 and in the meantime, see where we last left them and watch Despicable Me 2 online.
TheIntern trailer is here and this little piece of joy has come out of left field to make our day. The film is the latest from Oscar-nominated Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated) and stars Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in the most charming looking of dramedies.
Hathaway stars as the founder of a hugely successful online fashion site who starts a program seeking senior interns. And we’re not talking seniors in college or high school -- “seniors in life!” Enter De Niro, who aces the interview and starts working at the site and quickly becomes everyone’s favorite.
The Intern also stars Rene Russo, Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect 2), Linda Lavin and Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars).
It is clear from the first trailer that this is a heartwarming tale that should shoot to the top of everyone’s must-see list on pedigree and joy-producing potential alone.
Look for The Intern September 25.
The Craft is getting witchy all over again. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Sony Pictures has hatched plans to remake the 1990s cult classic The Craft with Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon) hired to write and direct the redo.
The original film followed a quartet of teenage witches who slowly but surely came to terms with their supernatural powers while dealing with the ups and downs of teenage life in high school.
This news arrives merely one day after word arose that another The Fugitive is coming our way. Guess the '90s are hot again!
The Craft landed in 1996 and starred Robin Tunney as the lead, who discovers upon a move to San Francisco that she is not alone in her ability to do things magically. Tunney was joined by Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk and Rachel True.
Watch The Craft online to see why the first film caused such buzz.