Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Here's our first look at Jeff Goldblum reprising his role as David Levinson in Independence Day 2 via director Roland Emmerich (and THR):
Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #IndependenceDay
A photo posted by Dean Devlin (@officialdeandevlin) on May 26, 2015 at 2:35pm PDT
If Mad Max: Fury Road had come out in the '80s, this would have been its trailer (via /Film):
In no particular order, David Fincher's favorite movies are (via The Film Stage):
Ash from the Evil Dead movies battles undead versions of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine in the fan film adaptation of... Read More
As far as cinematic genres go, few are as reliably controversial as horror cinema. From the days of Tod Browning’s Freaks (which used real sideshow performers for its ghastly tale of retribution) way back in 1932, to some of the unforgettable moments of Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, controversy is one of the genre’s constants.
While there’s no official title bestowed upon the filmmaker who’s the king of upsetting mainstream audiences (often in the worst way possible), if there was, director Tom Six would probably be the reigning ruler. Six is the man responsible for The Human Centipede films, a trilogy of features that find people (in ever-increasing numbers…) being connected mouth to anus for…something. Six’s third installment... Read More
If this summer's blockbusters aren't enough for you, perhaps you'd like to revisit some big classics returning to the big screen this season, whether for an anniversary or in anticipation of its latest sequel. Mark your calendars to catch the following favorites as they were meant to be seen:
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release back on June 20, 1975, Steven Spielberg's shark-infested adaptation, which is credited as starting the whole summer blockbuster tradition, will be back in theaters for a few dates next month.
Fathom Events, which earlier this year brought you the anniversary re-release of The Breakfast Club, will broadcast digital showings of Jaws on June 21 and June 24. Each of the four screenings (2pm and 7pm, local time, on... Read More
The first official image of Andy Serkis filming his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has arrived online, revealing his part will be done entirely with motion-capture technology, a la his previous work in the Lord of the Rings and Planet of the Apes movies.
The image, via the Star Wars website, is part of a longer interview with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. And within it we also learn who Serkis is playing -- a character named Supreme Leader Snoke.
Check him out below. Click image to enlarge.
It's not revealed how Supreme Leader Snoke fits into the film, though we're assuming he's a bad guy -- and perhaps the new trilogy's primary antagonist, much in the same way the Emperor was in the original Star Wars movies.
Leibovitz, who's... Read More
Update: The first red band trailer for American Ultra is now online. Check it out below.
It's surprising with how topical and popular marijuana currently is (recreational use of it is now legal in multiple states!) that we don't see more stoner movies in theaters. That looks to be changing with the emergence of American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg as two stoners whose lives are uprooted when they learn the government wants to wipe them out.
Of note: The film was written by fan-favorite Max Landis (Chronicle).
Here are the movie's first two posters, along with an image. And in case you didn't think they'd be leaning into the stoner thing too much, well...
American Ultra is due in theaters on August... Read More
One of the hallmarks of being a great actor or actress is the ability to cry on cue. It's definitely not easy, but all the big Hollywood stars know how to pull it off, ultimately adding a more honest and emotional layer to their performance.
So how do they do it?
Well everyone has a different trigger -- and while you'd think it might be more difficult for a big, burly tough guy like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, you'd be mistaken. In fact, all it takes to make The Rock cry is...well, a little Whitney Houston.
While speaking to the New York Times in advance of San Andreas arriving in theaters this weekend, The Rock revealed that he can indeed "cry like that," adding... "I hear a song sometimes, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All,&rsquo... Read More
Fantastic Beasts: The big-screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has already lined up Eddie Redmayne to star, and the choices for the female leads have narrowed. Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Lili Simmons, and Alison Sudol (left to right, above) are on the short list for the younger of two sisters, while Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston, and Elizabeth Debecki are touted for the older sister. The movie, set some 70 years before the Harry Potter tales begin, is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016. [The Wrap]
Beyblade: Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the Transformers series and the G.I. Joe movies, has acquired screen rights to Beyblade, "a line of customizable toys modeled after traditional Japanese"... Read More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
For his latest tweak to the original Star Wars trilogy, George Lucas inserts himself into a few of the bigger roles:
Speaking of Lucas, here's a special effects supercut Industrial Light & Magic compiled for their 40th anniversary this month (via Live for Films):
Which of the following places to sleep would you like to actually have, the Star Wars Landspeeder bed or the Ghosbusters Ecto-1 bunk bed (via Dave's Geeky Ideas)?
This video spotlight's George Miller's intense employment of character POV shots in action scenes in his Mad Max movies (via Film School Rejects):
Helena Bonham Carter's character... Read More
You may have already forgotten about the buzz out of Sundance this year -- it's been four months, after all -- but fortunately some of the best movies from the fest are about to hit theaters, and that means we've got some new trailers to remind you that they exist and are worth checking out. Watch 'em below.
Kevin Bacon and his sweet mustache star in this thriller as a corrupt small-town sheriff whose cruiser is stolen by two young kids. And it seems they have more to worry about than a felony conviction. The team behind the horror movie Clown -- writer/director Jon Watts and co-writer Christopher D. Ford -- are behind this well-reviewed feature, and it hits theaters on August 7.
Clown producer Eli Roth also has a... Read More
Not too long ago there was a rumor going around that Chris Pine was up for the role of Hal Jordan, AKA the Green Lantern, in the new DC Comics cinematic universe. Hopefully you didn't get too attached to that idea, though, as it seems like there's no way that will happen considering Warner Bros. has reportedly entered negotiations with the Star Trek actor for the male lead in Wonder Woman.
According to Variety, Pine is being offered the role of Wonder Woman's love interest, Steve Trevor. In the comics Trevor is an American soldier whose plane crashes on Wonder Woman's island during World War II, but we actually don't know yet if the movie version is going to be a WWII period piece or not.
All we do know for sure is that Patty Jenkins is directing, Gal... Read More
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