We’ve known that the first season of True Detective would mostly be a stand-alone thing, with a second season following more or less in name (and possibly theme) only. If and when True Detective returns, it will be with a new story, and a new cast. And so the thick “True Detective Season Two” meme has seen hundreds of concepts, both serious and joking, for cast team-ups that could carry the second season.
But series creator Nic Pizzolatto raised some hopes last week in an interview where he said “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”
So might we see Hart (Woody Harrelson) or Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) return in some capacity for the second season? Fresh off his first Oscar win, McConaughey at least says he’s out. Read More »
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With no new Twilight film in theaters and Adam Sandler somehow skating by on the “merits” of Grown-Ups 2, the crew at the Razzies has taken aim at the anthology comedy Movie 43, and at Will Smith and Jaden Smith for their work in After Earth. The Razzies tend to set their sights just as low as the ambitions of most of the movies they lampoon, and somehow manage to make a lazy go of lambasting bad movies and parodying awards.
But maybe you just want to know that you’re not alone in thinking that Kim Kardashian did a bad job acting in a Tyler Perry movie. In that case, check out the “winners” below. Read More »
It’ll be a couple more weeks until you can see the Veronica Mars movie — a film even the creators of the original TV show thought might never happen. To make the wait just a bit easier, you can watch the Veronica Mars opening sequence right now. The scene recaps the TV series to some extent, and so also serves as a good primer for those who never watched the show. Read More »
This is a really terrific trailer. We’ve seen a few other trailers for Richard Ayoade‘s second film as a director, The Double, and the last one we highlighted made the film’s comic personality pretty apparent. But this new trailer really pushes the combination of comedy and an underlying sense of weird unease.
Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon, a regular timid guy whose company hires James, a new worker who looks exactly like Simon. The new guy may look just like Simon but he’s everything the shy guy is not: confident, insistent, and charming. That leads to an inevitable conflict, but this trailer suggests it doesn’t play out as you expect it might. Read More »
Will there be a new Matrix trilogy? A report says claims that Warner Bros. wants one, and that Andy and Lana Wachowski have already started work on stories, “with early treatments and outlines already turned into the studio.” Read More »
This is what happens when a studio paints itself into a corner. Paramount co-financed Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah with the expectation that it would be able to market the film to faith-based audiences. But, surprise, surprise, what the studio got is a Darren Aronofsky film — something that isn’t exactly a strict adaptation of the book of Genesis.
Paramount and various religious groups have engaged in different ways over the past few months as the studio has courted a religious audience. Various cuts of the film have been tested, and the studio has been more aggressive in pushing the movie to the faith-based audience than a general one. But a couple weeks ago it seems like truth dawned: this is a Darren Aronosfky movie, and that’s not going to change. We’ll see his cut in theaters, and that’s all that really matters.
But one group claiming to advocate for religious audiences and broadcasters has pressured Paramount into adding a note to the film’s marketing, explaining that this is not the literal story of Noah, which instead can be found in Genesis. Read More »
Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is something of a golden boy at Sony right now, as he’s set to continue with the Spidey franchise through at least the series’ third installment. But he’s casting his eye beyond that, and naturally looking for projects outside the superhero realm.
So Marc Webb is now attached to the movie adaptation of the upcoming spy thriller book Cold Comfort at Fox. The movie rights for the book were just sold to the studio. Cold Comfort, aka How to Catch a Russian Spy, is a memoir by an unnamed former spy, being co-written by Ellis Henican. The book is about “an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil.” [Deadline]
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