Posted on Monday, August 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whether you’re depicting an ugly urban dystopia, or merely the end of the world as we know it, a lot of work goes into crafting scenes worthy of splashy summer releases. Today, we have two videos that show just what that labor entails.
A new featurette spotlights the special effects of Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, while 15 minutes of B-roll footage show what went on behind the scenes of Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. Hit the jump to check them out. Read More »
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Briefly: I keep thinking that Comic Con will see the announcement of a subtitle for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, or a title change of some sort. But with the new banner image seen above and accompanying title logo treatment, that seems to be off the table. The title of Marc Webb‘s sequel will really be The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We know most of the other big details, and you can look back at the last few official photo releases to see other pics of Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino. Read More »
Yesterday we saw the first official shot of Jamie Foxx in the fully villainous incarnation of Electro in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. That came courtesy of the cover of the new issue of EW, and now more images from the mag have hit the internet. One in particular gives us another look at Foxx’s bad guy, while some others focus on Spidey himself.
We’ll likely get a better official look at the Rhino, played by Paul Giamatti, at Comic Con next week. For now, check out the new pics below, and wonder if the Rhino and Electro are united in evil by their hands-free headsets. Read More »
We’ll almost certainly see a teaser trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 next week at Comic Con, but for now here’s the first official shot of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro. We’ve seen Foxx’s non-electrified look in an official pic, and set pics showed us an early look at what you see above and below. But this image gives you Electro complete with post-production effects. He’s facing off against Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) on the cover of the new EW, and you can see the full image below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Maybe Paul Feig hasn’t cornered the market on R-rated female-led comedies after all. Sony is moving forward with a sequel to 2011’s Bad Teacher, with Jake Kasdan returning to direct. Star Cameron Diaz is still working out her deal, but it’s expected that she’ll come back as well.
While the first Bad Teacher failed to live up to its comedy potential (IMO, anyway), it did gangbusters at the box office with a $216 million worldwide take. To put that into perspective, that’s more than either Horrible Bosses or 21 Jump Street made ($209 million and $201 million, respectively) but less than Bridesmaids did ($288 million). Get all the details after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Much as we appreciate big-budget blockbusters that aim to be deep or emotional or to impart profound life lessons, there comes a point in every summer when all we want to do is enjoy some expensive, well crafted mayhem.
Arriving just in time for that moment this year is Roland Emmerich‘s White House Down. The first wave of reactions has just hit the web, and by most accounts (including Peter’s and Germain’s) it’s the perfect summer blockbuster: big, silly, and dumb, in the best possible way. Hit the jump to get the buzz.
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Whether it’s about a real movie, like the documentary Room 237, or a fake movie, like in Robert Altman’s The Player, there’s a lot of potential in making a movie about another movie. There’s just something special about taking the post-movie experience of analyzing and sharing opinions and moving it from the lobby into the theater. And while it happens on a pretty frequent basis, rarely do major blockbusters get the star treatment.
A director calling himself Ivo Shandor (more on that below) is making his own movie about a movie, but he’s tackling a true fan favorite: Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year. He’s made a documentary called Spook Central, which takes the 1984 blockbuster and dissects it looking for subtext, subliminal messages and more. The first trailer is out now and whether you like it or not, there’s no way you’ll watch Ghostbusters the same ever again. Read More »
Doctor Who isn’t the only big geek property that is the subject of rumor today. Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (and the likely Amazing Spider-Man 3) and James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy are both the subject of rumor, with each specifically talking about a villainous character. The Spidey rumors are more likely to be substantial reveals than the Guardians one, but both remain unconfirmed at this point.
We’ll keep all the actual detailed talk until after the break, to prevent those who don’t want to be spoiled from learning anything. Read More »
Sony is developing a fourth Men in Black film, but it may not be able to rely upon Will Smith to play the charming lead. While Smith led audiences into the world of a secret government bureau incorporated to police galactic aliens on Earth, and acted as the franchise center for three films, he’s not so sure about continuing on.
Oren Uziel (The Kitchen Sink) was recently signed to rewrite 21 Jump Street 2, and to script Men in Black 4. But without Smith, who has helped power international interest in the series, is there any point to pushing the series forward? Conversely, once returns from After Earth are fully tallied, could Smith revise his lack of interest in a fourth MIB? Read More »