For a minute-long teaser, the first look at Olivier Hirschbiegel‘s biopic Diana has a surprising amount of footage. What’s even more surprising is how, for the good majority of it, it’s impossible to tell if it’s actually Princess Diana or actress Naomi Watts playing the part.
Based on a secret romance the then-most famous woman in the world had with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Lost‘s Naveen Andrews), Diana is Oscar-bait all the way. The film is scheduled for a Fall release, and you can check out the trailer below.
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Jobs, the biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, premiered at Sundance earlier this year to mixed reviews. Kutcher’s performance was surprisingly good, but the script was lacking. “Jobs is so hell-bent on cramming all these seminal moments into one film, it never builds much context around them. We never feel like they mean anything,” I wrote. “The film loves to tell us things, but never quite explains any in a satisfactory way.” Looking down the barrel of a quickly approaching Spring release with no real buzz, the distributor decided to delay the film.
Well Jobs, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, is back. Co-starring Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine, it’ll now open on August 16. Read the press release below. Read More »
Briefly: Earlier this Summer, Warner Bros. moved the 300 follow-up 300: Rise Of An Empire into March 2014. Originally scheduled for an August release date, the move was intended to give us all time to learn more about the, frankly, mysterious film and hopefully get more excited. That journey begins today with the release of a new teaser poster and the promise of a trailer on Wednesday afternoon.
Check out the full image for the Noam Murro directed film, starring Sullivan Stapleton as Greek general Themistokles in a story that parallels the original 300, below. Read More »
Paramount is about to add another massive franchise to its stable. Last week, sources revealed the studio reacquired the full rights to make new Friday the 13th and South Park movies and now, they’re in negotiations to acquire distribution rights for the Terminator franchise.
Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures and David Ellison‘s Skydance Productions own the rights to the film series about the epic struggle between man and machine. They hired screenwriters Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to write a fifth installment back in January and Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to return for a fifth film. No director is attached. Read More »
On paper, there’s no way This Is The End should work. There are too many stars and too many wacky ideas for a pair of first-time directors to handle. Six famous actors, each playing themselves (or “themselves”) have to survive the end of the world while massacring some of Hollywood’s A-list? That’s just insane.
Thankfully, movies aren’t made on paper, and This Is The End not only works, it slays. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have written and co-directed a balls-out, unapologetic comedy that somehow balances Hollywood insider jokes with violence, scares and a very sweet center. You’ll be hard-pressed to be find a better comedy this summer.
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What’s been happening on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier all week? Did a Man of Steel producer reveal a Supergirl Easter Egg? How does the gameplay for Batman: Arkham Origins look? Are there things wrong with the original Superman movie? What is Kevin Smith‘s suggestion for the DC Cinematic Universe? Why hasn’t Nathan Fillion been in a Marvel movie yet? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield will continue their journey on December 13 as Peter Jackson‘s second Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, hits theaters. It’s the sequel to last year’s hit An Unexpected Journey and the prequel to 2014′s There And Back Again. Together, they’ll bridge the gap to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
In the second chapter of The Hobbit, the band of dwarves inch closer to the Lonely Mountain and a showdown with the dangerous dragon Smaug, who long ago stole the wealth of the dwarves for himself. The first trailer for the film has now been released. It gives us an idea of just how far Jackson is pushing this second film, which will introduce characters played by Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch among others. Read More »
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Twenty-years ago today, June 11, 1993, was a date 65 million years in the making. This is the 20th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park, and rarely does a movie still resonate two decades after its release like Spielberg’s dinosaur action thriller does today. Fans still talk about the film on an almost daily basis, it was recently re-released in 3D, and a third sequel is in the works.
To commemorate this occasion, several artists decided to do their own online art exhibit about the film called DINO-DNA: A Tribute to Jurassic Park. Ranging from funny to subtle and back again, it’s a great way to stir up some nostalgia on such a good day. Read More »