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- 07/30/15--11:45: Room Trailer: First Look at Brie Larson as Captive "Ma"
- 08/03/15--13:44: Zoolander 2 Trailer: It's Here!
- 08/04/15--11:16: New Cast Added to Upcoming Woody Allen 2016 Release
- 08/07/15--06:00: By the Sea Trailer: Angelina and Brad's Look Stormy Look at Marriage
- 08/08/15--15:43: Fantastic Four (2015) Review: A Tasteless Reboot
- 08/08/15--17:07: Shaun the Sheep Movie: Baaa-rilliant Family Fun!
- 08/10/15--19:21: Zac Efron Will Join The Rock For New Baywatch Film!
- 08/11/15--13:25: Trumbo Poster Arrives -- Film Stars Bryan Cranston and Elle Fanning
- 08/12/15--13:19: Absolutely Fabulous Movie is Finally Happening!
- 08/12/15--12:36: Angelina Jolie Pitt will Executive Produce The Breadwinner.
- 08/14/15--20:52: New Spider-Man Gets The Seal Of Approval From Andrew Garfield!
- 08/15/15--15:59: Star Wars: Rogue One First Cast Photo
Unless you've had your head in the sand for the past several years, you've heard of the Benghazi situation. Here's the gist which may or may not be the official tagline (it plays out through the trailer):
To protect CIA outposts and personnel in unstable regions, the agency employs elite ex-military operators. In 2012, the threat level in Benghazi, Libya was deemed critical.
Well, now it's getting the Michael Bay treatment, and darn if it doesn't look pretty decent. Admittedly, I'm not a Bay hater. I enjoy rah-rah America movies. Getting to see John Krasinski (The Office) really teetering to the opposite edge of his usual roles will be worth the trip, and I'm buying him in the trailer. Pablo Schreiber is currently starring in HBO's The Brink as a whacked out drug-addled soldier, so the timing may not be the best for him to take on a role with this serious vibe under Bay's direction, but he has the chops to pull it off.
It's pretty obvious they're hoping to ride a little on the coattails of American Sniper here. The sentiments of many of the American people where this story is concerned could get them there, as long as those same folks enjoy Michael Bay movies or are willing to put any fear at his direction aside.
Toby Stephens, David Denman, James Badge Dale, Max Martini and David Costabile also star in this film from Paramount Pictures opening January 15, 2016.
In 2010, the world watched after a mine collapsed trapping 33 miners 200 stories below the surface of the earth.
Could they have possibly survived? With no way of knowing, rescue efforts commenced. They were buried for a remarkable 69 days before being rescued.
Starring Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Rodrigo Santoro (There Be Dragons), Juliette Binoche (Godzilla) and Lou Diamond Phillips (and I don't want to forget Cote de Pablo for Ziva and NCIS fans!), the Warner Bros. picture will detail what happened during those 69 days both above and below the surface.
People who stayed abreast of the coverage already want to know if the film will cover the exploits of one of the miners who was discovered to have been having an affair while he was trapped. His mistress met him upon rescue, but his wife was nowhere to be found at the time. Something tells me that won't make it to the movie, but it's worth a watch to see, right?
Take a look at the trailer and let us know if you're in for the uplifting tale.
It looks like Michael Keaton is following up Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a role that is just as likely to earn him another Academy Award nomination.
The first trailer is out for Spotlight, the new film focusing on the reporters at the Boston Globe who in 2003 successfully uncovered the Boston's Archdiocese massive cover-up of sexual abuse, eventually leading to the Cardinal Bernard Law as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the group of reporters who investigated the story.
Keaton stars, as well as Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Liev Schrieber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Brian D'Arcy. Tom McArthy and John Singer wrote the screenplay and McArthy directs.
Something to note if you're a TV and movie buff is that McAdams and Schrieber both star in Sunday evening television dramas airing at the moment. Notably, Schrieber's Ray Donovan belongs to a family who find themselves deeply embedded with the Catholic church after suffering abuse at the hands of priests as young boys and facing the consequences throughout their adult lives. It's rather cathartic to see Schrieber get a chance to conquer the church in a meaningful way here!
The film will be released on Nov. 6, 2015.
Folks, this one looks like a winner.
Room is a “captive drama,” starring Brie Larson as “Ma,” a woman trapped for years with her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) in a small shed that they call Room. The trailer details Ma’s attempts to secure a sense of normalcy for her boy, who has only ever known life inside the tiny space. It also previews their eventual, tense escape from the confines of their prison.
The film was adapted from a novel of the same name, penned by Irish author and international bestseller Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay. This is definitely a good sign – Donoghue is a critically-acclaimed writer and we have definitely seen bestselling novels’ movie adaptations achieve monumental critical and commercial success when penned by their author (Gillian Flynn’sGone Girl, anyone?)
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (director of the critically-acclaimed Frank), Room stars Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy and Jacob Tremblay. It is slated to debut during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by an October 16th limited release in New York and LA, and an eventual nationwide premiere on November 6th.
If God exists, why did he create ugly people?
Oh, dear Zoolander, or two hundred lander, if you can't read 2oolander, the pun, correctly, or maybe Zoolander eye eye, if you were Italian (trust me, watch), how we have missed you!
It's funny, because upon the initial viewing of Zoolander back in the day, it was just kinda...dopey. But then it grew into this behemoth that became a part of our culture, and if you can think of a time you didn't associate a eulogy with a eugoogly, then you're a better person than I am.
Never caught yourself doing Blue Steel in the mirror and thought about Zoolander? Bully for you!
Honestly, February 16th just cannot get here soon enough. Who would have guessed?
Apparently inking a deal with Amazon to complete a mini-series is not slowing Woody Allen's roll in the slightest.
We don't know much yet about this upcoming entry to the Woody Allen silver screen oeuvre, but we do know that the ever-growing cast is looking to be pretty excellent! Even better, it includes several actors who have never worked with Allen before, so, at the very least, it will certainly be interesting to see how Allen fares without some of his most recent staples.
Allen's newest project is in pre-production, set to begin filming on location in both New York and Los Angeles this month. The film was announced in January, and details aside from the cast and filming locations have been kept under wraps. We do know it's a comedy, at least! (Shocking, we know.)
Back in March, Jesse Eisenberg (star of the upcoming American Ultra), Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Bruce Willis (the latter two Woody Allen first-timers) were confirmed as part of the ensemble cast. In May, Blake Lively (The Age of Adaline) was added to the line-up and in mid-July, Parker Posey (Dazed and Confused) revealed she'd signed on to the project. The balance of the cast, just announced earlier today, includes Corey Stoll (Ant-Man), Ken Stott, Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick, Paul Schneider and Jeannie Berlin.
Looks like his latest muse, Emma Stone (Magic in the Moonlight), is sitting this one out. She and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) starred in Allen's most recent release Irrational Man, which debuted in July. Allen's untitled upcoming film is set for a 2016 release, before the debut of Allen's upcoming Amazon mini-series.
With great power… comes great irresponsibility.
That’s right, the red-band trailer for Deadpool has dropped.
If you’re thinking that you’ve seen Ryan Reynolds try his hand at the superhero genre, you’d be correct. But this time, he’s avoiding green animated suits and sewing his mouth shut.
Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, a mercenary who takes part in an experiment that’s supposed to help him with his cancer. Instead, he’s left with abilities, a twisted sense of humor, and a really messed up face.
Like topographical map of Utah messed up.
This trailer reveals the movie will be an origin story of the anti-hero Deadpool, complete with bloody action and explicit language.
And was that Colossus from X-Men taking a swing at the merc with the mouth?
I don’t know a lot about Deadpool’s story from the comics, but the movie looks like a fresh and different take on the superhero genre that should be a fun and entertaining time.
With the multitude of superhero movies coming out, this one definitely has me intrigued.
Deadpool opens on February 12th, 2016, with a cast that includes Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand.
So I was watching The Late Late Show with James Cordon last night and happened upon a full clip from Slow Learners. I was laughing so hard I cried. Of course, I knew I had to bring the movie to you guys!
The clip was an extended version of Sarah Burns' (I Love You Man, Enough Said) character, Anne, talking to Adam Pally's (Iron Man 3) character, Jeff, in the restaurant. As it turns out, a good portion of the movie (the majority, according to Adam on The Late Late Show) was improvised. Watching him take the chuff Sarah pours out about his face before I knew that information was funny enough. Watching the clip again (if it eventually comes online, we'll bring it to you), only made me cry harder.
I'm a sucker for the "loser in love later in life" movies, and this one is exactly that. The official description is as follows:
Jeff and Anne, two close friends and co-workers in a suburban high school, are embarrassingly unlucky at love. With nothing else to lose, they hatch a plan to transform themselves over the course of a sex-and-alcohol-fueled summer into the cool, confident people they aspire to be. At first an exhilarating adventure of self-discovery, Jeff and Anne's journey turns into a laugh-out-loud experiment as they lose their identities, their dignity, and quite possibly each other.
Perhaps the best news is we don't have to truck to the theater to see it on opening day. It looks damn funny, and it will be available On Demand as well as in theaters August 19th. Not a bad deal at all, peeps!
First, lets's just get this out there...It's hard not to wonder if the timing of the release of Angelina Jolie Pitt's (Changeling, Unbroken) new film with husband Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), By the Sea, had anything to do with darkening the bright day of Brad's former wife, Jennifer Aniston, who announced her surprise (and secret) wedding to long-time beau Justin Theroux.
Using her recently changed full name, Jolie Pitt wrote and directed and stars in this film about a couple in the 70s who visit France at a time when their marriage appears to be in crisis. Roland and Vanessa, we hope, have seen better days as a couple.
While they drink, cry, slap each other and stare longingly out the windows at other, seemingly happy couples clasping hands, a song plays above over the trailer, "It's the perfect way, to end a perfect day."
Following comes kicking, bathing and ominous shots of the cliff by the sea while Roland asks Vanessa if she wants to hurt him and taunts her to do so, and she taunts back that he knows the reason she hates him.
It's hard not to imagine at least one, if not both, of these sad, sad people going over that cliff by the sea before the end of the movie. One thing is certain, they're acting the hell out of their dying marriage, with as much sadness as they had gun-toting anger in Mr. and Mrs. Smith at the start of their relationship.
I'm not sure By the Sea will be as much fun, but it will be worth a look.
By the Sea hits theaters Nov. 13, 2015.
Talk about a pop fans dream come true.. not two but three pop stars will join forces for 3QU Media's upcoming animated flick, Charming.
Think Shrek meets Hoodwinked but as a musical comedy. Charming revolves around "Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming."
Avril Lavigne made the new announcement via Instagram. See the photo below.
Charming is set to hit theaters in 2016!
The return of Fantastic Four to the big-screen has been met with quite the backlash, as many fans have been unhappy with casting choices and changes to the original comics. But even the usual hate turned surprise can't save this bland reboot...
Directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), the revamped Marvel first-starters revolves around a much younger Richard Reeds (Miles Teller, Whiplash) than the one we saw in the 2005 version who is constantly struggling to prove his experiment to another dimension is the next major discovery. Luckily a few believe in his dream, including his best friend Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell, Snowpiercer), studious Sue Storm (Kate Mara, Iron Man 2), Doctor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell, War Horse) and Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station).
While little changes have been made to the original, such as Sue and Johnny family heritage and the way the dynamic four gain the powers, the plot still feels all to familiar with this reboot adding little to nothing to what was already displayed in 2005.
Complete with constant fade-ins and fade-out transitions, the superhero reboot is incoherent in structure and feels like a poorly thrown together and rushed film. It's a shame, really, as the film attempts to provoke some engaging concepts – the idea of a new dimension and the possibilities of it all (which was missing in the original), but it just fails in execution.
Seriously though, what is with the budget? The visual effects were quite off-putting and did not help the already unstructured plot.
Also another thing in this Marvel outing is that it tries to venture away from its other major blockbuster counterparts by not sticking to typical heightened blockbuster factors and does not rely on city battle sequences. So you win there Fantastic Four! Except I'm not too sure if this is a good thing really, as superhero flicks tend to feel much more whole than this one does.
Fantastic Four is now playing in theaters across the globe!
From the moment Shaun the Sheep Movie begins, the grinning does, as well.
From Aardman Animation, the same people who brought us the critically acclaimed Chicken Run back in 2000, comes an absolutely delightful look at what happens when Shaun the Sheep wants to take a day off from what he believes is his tedious life on the farm.
The characters in Shaun the Sheep Movie are amazingly rich. As each is introduced, it's as if we have known them all along. Instantly they are family. They personalities are distinct and they have quirks making them so charming. If you're an animal love, add this to your list whether you enjoy animation or not. These feel far more authentic (yes, I said it) than your average animated animal adventurers.
To kick things off, the entire flock comes together in a creative way to move The Farmer to a safe location away from the farmhouse so they can have their fun inside. Cocktails, pizza, ice cream and TV – it's on the list!
But every good farmer has an equally good farm dog, and when Bitzer gets wind of what's happening, things go horribly awry. Bitzer's attempt to alert The Farmer to the day's events instead sends him into The Big City and the entire gang eventually finds themselves there hoping to track him down.
The antics of our furry friends in the city are both touching and laugh out loud funny. Immediately upon his arrival, Shaun discovers animals aren't welcome when he witnesses Trumper, the Animal Containment Officer, in action. Shaun makes a friend in stray dog Slip, who comes in quite handy. She's not named Slip for nothing!
The flock are forced to dress up as humans to survive and their ability to fool city folk even passes the Trumper test. A scene in a restaurant where the hungry sheep try to emulate their human counterparts is particularly amusing.
While The Farmer suffers amnesia and gets swept up in unexpected celebrity status when his memory is jogged by a pair of shears at a hair salon, his faithful flock struggle to find him and then to help him recall the wonderful life and family they had back at the farm.
Because, of course, there is a lesson to be learned. Truly remarkable is that it won't be done through dialog, of which there is none. The only words in the film are in the movie's catchy songs, particularly the theme song, "Feels Like Summer," which The Farmer played while carrying out his daily tasks. Once kind of annoying to the animals, it's the song that keeps the flock happy when circumstances seem most dire.
Perhaps animation is the universal language. It sure feels that way while watching Shaun the Sheep Movie. When you're finished, it never occurs to you that you just sat through a dialog-free movie as the story was as full and robust as any other out there today.
That's a pretty powerful takeaway in a business that sometimes struggles with the right script and determining which famous personality will lend their voice to a character. Shaun the Sheep proves that actions truly do speak louder than words.
Everything you've heard about Shaun the Sheep Movie is true. It's simply brilliant. Pack up the kids or just go yourself for a truly entertaining time.
If you are more inclined to stay at home, you can always watch Chicken Run online. It's a great standby!
An aggressive bidding war has come to an end with Paramount as the victors.
Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception)has long wanted to play one of the most prolific serial killers in Chicago history, who is at the heart of Devil in the White City, the novel by Erik Larson, that will be adapted for film by Billy Ray (The Hunger Games).
According to Deadline, all of this went down, apparently, because Warner Bros. let the rights to the book lapse last month. It didn't take long for other studios to jump into the fray and scoop it up.
Who can blame them, with DiCaprio's interest and teaming up with The Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese again, it seems like a no-brainer. The difficulty was finding the right person for the script, as interweaving the two main characters, serial killer Dr. HH Holmes and the producer/architect of the World's Fair who employs him. Billy Ray was just that man.
DiCaprio will play Holmes, who was believed to have murdered anywhere from 27-200 people during the excitement surrounding the hosting of The World's Fair in 1893. The World's Fair Hotel, which he helped to build, came with a gas chamber, a crematorium and a dissecting table. Holmes would lure his victims into the hotel with his charm (mostly young women), and he'd cut 'em up and sell their skeletons for medical and scientific study.
The book was truly fascinating, and if they can capture the general feel of excitement and unease that prevailed throughout, it should truly be something special.
Up next for DiCaprio is The Revenant, and you can check out a trailer for it below!
It's like a time warp back into the 90s – "Forever and always I’m always here."
Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is set to helm the rumored R-rated project and will revolve around a lifeguard (Johnson) who's forced to work with a young hotshot (Efron) to protect their beach from an oil tycoon.
Production for the flick is set to begin next year!
See Dwayne's welcoming tweet to Efron below:
This is the second film by the name of Trumbo in the past ten years. The first was a documentary featuring a look into the man, Dalton Trumbo, and using real life accounts of the atrocities suffered by Trumbo as a result of his blacklisting for refusing to answer questions about communism under oath.
He went to prison, his family was exiled to Mexico, his children were shunned; it was horrific.
The official synopsis follows:
The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Starring Bryan Cranston (Argo), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., David James Elliott, Elle Fanning (Maleficent), John Goodman, Diane Lane (Man of Steel), Alan Tudyk, Michael Stuhlbarg and Helen Mirren (The Queen).
The film will be released on Nov. 6, 2015.
Fox Searchlight has confirmed they are in talks to bring the iconic British TV series, Absolutely Fabulous, to the big screen. They are planning to co-produce and co-finance along with the BBC.
Jennifer Saunders who plays Edina Monsoon and Joanna Lumley who plays Patsy Stone, along with all of the original cast members have confirmed they will be taking part in the project. You can also expect to see plenty of cameos from a multitude of famous faces.
For those unfamiliar with the show, the series is about a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent named Edina Monsoon who is always after the latest fashions – no matter how crazy they may be. Edina's best friend, Patsy Stone, who abuses drugs and alcohol way more than Edina, joins Edina on all her wild adventures.
Production is said to begin October 12 in London with Mandie Fletcher directing along with Jon Plowman and Damian Jones as producers.
Angelina Jolie Pitt's production company, Jolie Pas Production, has signed on to produce the animated feature, The Breadwinner, based off the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis.
The story revolves around a young girl named Parvana who is living under Taliban rule and disguises herself as a boy so she can become the breadwinner for her family about her father is unjustly imprisoned. A cut of the film will be produced in Dari, a language spoken in Afghanistan, in addition to the English-language version.
“Millions of young girls like Parvana are growing up today under oppression or conflict, and helping their families to survive in those conditions. This story is a reminder of the immense value of their contribution,” Jolie Pitt said. “I am delighted to be working with a talented team of artists who I know will do justice to the richness, creativity and strength of Afghan culture and to little girls like Parvana.”
The Breadwinner is currently in the middle of casting and set to start production in late August and is due for completion in early 2017. It will be produced by Tomm Moore and Paul Young of the Cartoon Saloon, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures and Stephan Roelants of Melusine Productions. Along with Angelina Jolie Pitt (Salt, Maleficent),Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer and Gerry Shirren at Cartoon Saloon will Executive produce.
One of the first things I'm reminded of when watching the first trailer for The Hateful Eight is Quentin Tarantino doesn't feel the need to pepper his movies with youth just for the sake of doing it. I applaud him for that.
This cast is simply amazing, the actors turning in noteworthy performances, something apparent even from watching the little over two minutes we get to see of them in action.
Samuel L. Jackson (Kingsman: The Secret Service) rules as Major Marquis "The Bounty Hunter" Warren. "If you move a little strange, you're gonna get a bullet." If that's not enough to get you to freeze up...
Kurt Russell (Grindhouse) is John "The Hangman" Ruth and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Machinist) is Daisy "The Prisoner" Domergue. She's about to get hanged, if John has his way. Did you catch the quick cut to her with the absolutely crazy look on her face in the stagecoach? If not watch it again.
Other stars include Walter Goggins as Chris "The Sheriff" Mannix,, Michael Madsden as Joe "The Cow Puncher" Gage and Tim Roth as Oswaldo "The Little Man" Mobray.
Take a look now!
If you thought there was any bad blood between the newly casted Spider-Man and previous main man, Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) you though wrong.
Garfield summed up his thoughts on no longer playing the popular web-slinger:
"I’m just really excited to just be a fan again as opposed to bearing the weight of it."
Following on from making peace with exiting the role, Garfield told ET:
"I got to do it twice. I got to meet incredible artists. I got to have a wild experience and now I get to let it go, which is actually a really lovely thing."
"It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor," Garfield said. "He was in this movie The Impossible and he was just this incredibly powerful, sensitive, just wonderful young actor."
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May, 2016.
Today at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Star Wars fans were treated to their first peek at the cast of Rogue One. It's a pretty impressive list of actors too.
The film, which is the first in the new standalone Star Wars "stories" series, introduces audiences to the brave Bothan spies who risked their lives to steal the original Death Star's plans. That's right, Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.
“It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know" Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy explained.
The Star Wars: Rogue One cast includes (Left to Right above): Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. Also appearing in the film are a few more familiar faces: Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk round out the cast.
Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is the film's director and the story idea originated with ILM VFX guru John Knoll.
This isn't exactly movie news, but it's massive nonetheless. Disney chairman Bob Iger announced a Star Wars theme park is coming to both the California and Orlando parks. "These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance" Iger said.
I don't know about you, but I'm counting the days for Star Wars to thrill me once again as it did when I was a kid. Fun times ahead my fellow geeks!
Star Wars: Rogue One is scheduled for a December 16, 2016 release.