David Cronenberg turns his twisted sense of play to Hollywood in Maps to the Stars. The film features Julianne Moore as an aging star who is still living in the shadow of her mother’s fame, and Mia Wasikoska as the young woman who goes to work for her. Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Sarah Gadon are also in the cast of the film which has been divisive amongst festival audiences. But this Maps to the Stars trailer is bizarrely enticing, and Cronenberg’s recent output is moving into new realms of odd reality-bending that I quite enjoy. Check out the footage below. Read More »
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A Monster Calls, the children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness, have paved the way to the A Monster Calls movie, and the cast is shaping up to be excellent. This week has seen a parade of new names attached to the film, and the latest is Toby Kebbell.
You didn’t even see Kebbel, per se, in his most recent film, when he was spectacular as the antagonist Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But Kebbell has been reliably good in many other films prior to that, and we’re looking forward to seeing him as the father of a young boy — a boy who escapes his real-world problems by fleeing to a fantasy world. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
As Sinister 2 approaches the start of production, some new details have been revealed about the cast and story. Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransone are set to star, with the latter reprising his role from the last film. Hit the jump for more on the Sinister 2 cast and plot.
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Here’s the first The Theory of Everything trailer, in which Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables, Jupiter Ascending) plays a young Stephen Hawking. The film catches Hawking in the years before motor neuron disease ravaged his body, when his theories about space and time first began to coalesce, and when he fell for the woman (Felicity Jones) who became his first wife. Much of this story has been told in the Errol Morris-made doc A Brief History of Time, but now you can see James Marsh (Man on Wire) dramatize it for awards season. Read More »
Leigh Whannel is currently filming Insidious Chapter 3 and not only do we have our first look at the film, we’ve got new plot information and a chance for fans to visit the set. The film, which features new characters played Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott as well as returning characters played by Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson and Whannell himself, opens May 29, 2015, It will show events that “predate” what happens in the first two films. Yes, it’s a prequel. Read more about the Insidious Chapter 3 plot and more below. Read More »
Even as we’re still talking about the backstory that led to Edgar Wright‘s abrupt departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man, it seems that Wright is pushing forward towards his next film. Reportedly, that project is likely to be Baby Driver, an original script from Wright that the director originally started talking about back in 2009. Back then, he called it “not an adaptation or anything, or a sequel to anything else.” After the Ant-Man kerfuffle, that probably seems incredibly appealing. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Any character that looms as large in the public imagination as Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Christian Grey is going to be intensely scrutinized when he makes the jump to the screen. Fans had strong opinions last year when Jamie Dornan was chosen to play him in the film, and we’re sure they’ll have many more today as the first image of Dornan as Grey is released. Get your first look at Fifty Shades of Grey after the jump.
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Laika, the animation studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, has a new film coming this fall: The Boxtrolls. The story adapts Alan Snow‘s book Here Be Monsters, and features a fantasized town in which box-wearing trolls comb the streets at night. A young boy, nicknamed Eggs, falls into the clutches of the trolls… and they proceed to raise him as one of their own. A new Boxtrolls trailer shows what happens when Eggs is drawn back towards human life.
Because this is Laika, the animation here is all stop-motion. While there is some CG used to smooth over seams and in a few cases fill out the backgrounds with extras, everything else seen on screen is something built by hand. The town streets are miniature sets, the villain’s big monster machine is built in sections; even the glowing ripples of water seen in a shot when Eggs stands at the bottom of a ladder were created with old-school light refraction techniques. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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