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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Giorgio Albertazzi (1923-2016) - Italian Actor. His film credits include Last Year at Marienbad, Le Notti Bianchi and the Italian dub of Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet. He died on May 28. (THR) Moidele Bickel (1937-2016) - Costume Designer. She earned an Oscar nomination for her work on Queen Margot. She also did the costumes for The White Ribbon and was a wardrobe supervisor on Valmont. She died on May 16. (DiePresse) Joe Fleishaker (1954-2016...
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Cars 3: The first official look at concept art from Cars 3 reveals a brand new character racing alongside Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson). Cruz Ramirez is a young Hispanic female race car (the yellow vehicle), employed to serve as a trainer for the veteran McQueen so the older car (in red) can compete more effectively against young sensation Jackson Storm. Voice actors Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin will also return; voice casting for Ramirez and Storm has not yet been revealed. Look for the movie in theaters on June 16, 2017. [USA Today]   Justice League Part One: Jesse Eisenberg, who played Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, appeared to confirm that he will be reprising his villainous role in Justice League Part One...
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Recently, Dwayne Johnson completed production of a big-screen version of Baywatch, due in theaters on May 19, 2017, and he's already moved on to his next role. It's a familiar character, but Johnson sounds determined to give him a different spin, as evidenced in a new photo (above). Introduced in Fast Five back in 2011, Luke Hobbs was a Diplomatic Secret Service agent who was tasked with tracking down the heroes portrayed by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. He returned in Fast & Furious 6 and recruited the team to help him take down a villain. In Furious 7, Hobbs has a smaller part, though he is featured in a great action sequence against Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). In Fast 8, now in production, Hobbs will evidently be presented in a new light. Johnson shared the first...
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Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. X-Men: Apocalypse - $80.0 million ($80.0 million total) 2. Alice Through the Looking Glass - $34.1 million ($34.1 million total) 3. The Angry Birds Movie - $24.6 million ($72.2 million total) 4. Captain America: Civil War - $19.7 million ($377.1 million total) 5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - $11.4 million ($40.6 million total) 6. The Jungle Book - $9.2 million ($340.7 million total) 7. The Nice Guys - $8.1 million ($23.5 million total) 8. Money Monster - $5.5 million ($35.2 million total) 9. Love & Friendship - $3.1 million ($4.1 million total) 10. Zootopia - $1.1 million ($336.1 million total) The Big Stories The reviews for this summer are going in one direction while the...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Not all are from war movies or even war scenes, but a lot of the clips from this heroic sacrifices in movies supercut are definitely Memorial Day worthy:   If Captain America: The First Avenger was a classic Hollywood war movie that had come out decades ago, this is what its poster might have looked like:    Stanley Kubrick made some of the greatest war movies of all time. Here's a supercut of those movies:   This video essay focuses on "The Role of Landscape, Nature and Environment in War Movies":   This video essay by Ian Magor considers the way music can shape war films (via Press Play):   These two toys pay...
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The Important News Bond Bonanza: Tom Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to play James Bond. Jamie Bell was rumored for the role. Gillian Anderson was imagined in the role. Marvel Madness: Mark Ruffalo said the Hulk will be Hulk-ier in Thor: Ragnarok. Franchise Fever: Lionsgate is planning up to seven Power Rangers movies. Sequelitis: Mike Myers said he may do another Austin Powers movie. Alien Covenant released a first look at Katherine Waterston. Remake Report: John Carpenter will produce the next Halloween movie. Dwayne Johnson is still remaking Big Trouble in Little China. Disney will probably do a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Manga Movie Mania: Rila Fukushima joined...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Effects Presentation of the Day: See how the latest Quicksilver sequence was done for X-Men: Apocalypse in this behind-the-scenes video:   Kill Count of the Day: See all of Wolverine's 91 kills throughout the X-Men movies pre-Apocalypse:   Supercut of the Day: And if that wasn't violent enough, here's a lengthy montage of all the best shootout scenes in movies (via Cinematic Montage Creators):   Video Essay of the Day: Inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast teaser, The Nerdwriter shows how Hollywood is overusing the concept of intertexuality:   Studio Tweet of the Day: Pixar doesn't just make magical movies...
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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: The trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been remade in 8-bit video game type graphics:   Music Performance of the Day: Watch Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra perform an Independence Day: Resurgence themed tune for an Omaze charity sweepstakes promo:   Adorable Cosplay of the Day: The latest awesome wheelchair-based cosplay is for Ant-Man and his buddy Antony (via Fashionably Geek): Ant-Man & Antony wheelchair costume in action. #BigSlickKC #AntMan pic.twitter.com/c68Gc8G1c9 — Walkin' & Rollin' (@WalkinNRollin) May 23, 2016   Character Commentary of the Day: See what the MCU Captain...
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Earlier today, we posted the rumor that Jamie Bell could be the next James Bond. Now there's another actor in the mix. According to Birth Movies Death, Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is in "advance" talks for the 007 franchise, and there's a good chance that if offered the part he'll accept. A few months ago, before reports arrived that Daniel Craig was definitely done with Bond, Hiddleston had the following to say to the Sunday Times about his desire to play the iconic spy: I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing. If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity. And I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly. That could be just fueling EON Productions&#39...
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