Neill Blomkamp Says He “F*cked Up” ‘Elysium’

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For his second film, Neill Blomkamp chose to follow District 9 with a vision of class warfare as seen through a sci-fi lens. Elysium, starring Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, and Jodie Foster, has some great concepts and in many cases is executed well. But the movie faltered significantly, with Copley’s over the top villain contrasting with the grimy and ugly underclass seen in detail in the first act, and then, well, whatever Jodie Foster was doing, which just didn’t click. Now Blomkamp is being more candid than we ever see from most directors, saying “I feel like I f*cked it up” when talking about the movie. Read More »

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As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Sony’s on the hunt for a new Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And since the last round of Spider-Man casting was just a few years ago, some fans have wondered if some of the guys who didn’t make the cut the last time around could have better luck this time.

Now a couple of them have gone on the record to respond. Josh Hutcherson says “of course” he’d consider playing Spidey, if only anyone would ask him, while Donald Glover plays coy about his odds. Read the Spider-Man Donald Glover and Josh Hutcherson comments after the jump. Read More »

Spectre video blog

Following up the new images released earlier today, here’s a new Spectre video blog in which director Sam Mendes explains a lot about what’s going on with James Bond in this 24th film in the (official) series… without actually explaining much at all. But did you think he was just going to lay out the entire plot now, months before the film hits theaters? Not likely. But he does drop a few hints, so check out the video below. Read More »

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We’ve already seen 007’s slick all-black getup from the new Bond film, Spectre, and now we have a first look at some of the characters that’ll cross his path. New pictures reveal Dave Bautista as henchman Mr. Hinx (who, unlike Drax the Destroyer, understands what a metaphor is) and Léa Seydoux as not-quite-Bond-girl Dr. Madeleine Swann.

Get to know the new characters with a fresh batch of Spectre images after the jump.

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Tom Rothman Promoted at Sony

Following Amy Pascal stepping down as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment (or being fired, as she said in one appearance) the studio has chosen a new head of its Motion Picture Group, and it will be Tom Rothman, formerly of Fox, and currently of TriStar Productions. Read More »

Dragon Tattoo sequel

With every passing month the likelihood of Sony producing another film based on Stieg Larsson‘s series of Dragon Tattoo books seems to shrink. The David Fincher-directed adaptation of Larsson’s first book in the series was released in December 2011, and since then we’ve heard about a screenplay being written for The Girl Who Played With Fire, with Fincher saying as recently as last fall that he thinks more films will be produced. But there’s no apparent movement on Sony’s end, and now Rooney Mara, who played Lisbeth Salander (aka the title character) says the Dragon Tattoo sequel is probably dead. Read More »

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Rumor: The New Spider-Man Won’t Be White

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Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future… but Peter Parker might not be. A new rumor claims the next friendly neighborhood webslinger will not be a white man, and will not be Peter Parker. Could we finally get the Miles Morales movie we’ve been waiting for?

More on the possibility of a non white Spider Man after the jump.  Read More »

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The first thing many people remember when thinking of Ghostbusters is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. It’s just the simple truth of the matter. The logo is iconic, the characters are memorable, but that final scene featuring a building-sized villain (one made of marshmallow, to boot) is unlike anything moviegoers had seen when the film was released. Since then, there have been few moments as ballsy and out of the box in a major blockbuster, which is why it’s so unforgettable.

So what went into both the creation of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man scene, and the execution of each shot? Find out in a new video in the Art of the Scene by CineFix. It’s pretty great. Read More »

Gore Verbinski

Gore Verbinski may be best known for big, bombastic blockbusters, but every once in a while he surprises us with something smaller. Rango is a great example. His hit remake The Ring is another. And though the director hasn’t stepped behind the camera since the disaster of The Lone Ranger, the idea for his next movie comprises a bit of both impulses. It’s an original idea with blockbuster potential.

Verbinski is now attached to an untitled film that’s being called “the Driverless Car Race pic.” Written by Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), it’s a cross-country race movie about cars that drive themselves, with a focus on how the passengers inside deal with that technology and loss of control. Sony Pictures will finance and distribute. Read more about the plot below. Read More »

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