For years, Air New Zealand has embraced the fact that they’ve become a tourist destination for those who are fans of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film adaptations by using the director and his big screen versions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters for their airline safety videos. But now that the Middle Earth franchises are over, it’s time for a new film franchise to step up.
The newest Air New Zealand partnership is with Sony Pictures, and together they’ve made a Men in Black airline safety video, merging the secret organization that fights the scum of the universe with the trusted Kiwi airline. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
It was a balmy September afternoon when I left my house to visit the Queens, New York set of Jonathan Levine‘s The Night Before, on the second to last day of a 35-day shoot. But when I got there, I was greeted with a scene that looked like Christmas on steroids, replete with colorful lights, harried shoppers, and of course, ugly sweaters.
Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie were prancing around a fake Manhattan toy store (don’t call it FAO Schwarz), performing Kanye West’s “Runaway” on an enormous Big-style keyboard. If you’ve seen the trailer for the film, you’re likely familiar with the scene, which has already “instant classic” written all over it.
In between takes, Levine, his cast, and more clued us in on their R-rated entry into the Christmas movie canon. Get the full report from our The Night Before set visit after the jump. Read More »
In Ghostbusters, the original film, the closest Annie Potts got to suiting up for action was putting on a come-hither look for Harold Ramis’s character Egon.
In Ghostbusters, the new film from Paul Feig, Chris Hemsworth plays a similar receptionist character to the one played by Potts in the original. This time, however, it seems like the new Ghostbuster team at least has an extra uniform laying around, as Hemsworth is suited up in a boiler suit similar to the one worn by the main cast (above). Check out the first Chris Hemsworth Ghostbusters shot below. Read More »
Fans of Michael Bay‘s action comedy franchise Bad Boys got some good news last week when Sony Pictures slated both Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4 for release in 2017 and 2019. However, fans may want to keep their hype in check, because their favorite parts of the film series aren’t locked in place for those movies yet.
As of now, fans were counting on seeing Will Smith in Bad Boys 3, and the studio knows he will be involved in some capacity. But there’s a chance that he might only produce the films, and not actually star alongside Martin Lawrence. However, he could just as easily end up doing both. It simply hasn’t been determined what the Suicide Squad star wants to do yet. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
We got to know the women of Spectre a little bit last month, when the production dropped a bunch of new stills and details about the characters played by Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux, and more. Now a video featurette reveals even more about the ladies Bond will be tangling with in his next adventure. Watch the Spectre Bond women fetaurette after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
So far we’ve heard about a couple of classic Ghostbusters stars who’ll be dropping by the new Ghostbusters movie. But the cameo list has now extended beyond former cast members to include a certain metal god. Find out who’ll be rocking out with Erin, Abby, Jillian, and Patty after the jump. Read More »
Back in 2009, the sci-fi drama District 9 made an impression on audiences, launching the career of director Neill Blomkamp with a film that was a surprising but wholly deserved nominee for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It was an original story, with incredible special effects, and it was nice to see a worthy sci-fi tale get the acclaim it deserves.
Sadly, Blomkamp has yet to reach that level of greatness with his follow-up films Elysium and Chappie, both feeling rather derivative and hollow when compared to the substance of his debut film. But instead of lamenting this fact, let’s look at the 8-Bit Cinema District 9 creation that debuted earlier this month. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Fred Topel
The prospect of Phil Lord and Chris Miller writing the Flash and animated Spider-Man movies, and directing Han Solo’s Star Wars Anthology film, is very exciting. We’d suspected that these commitments would prohibit them from directing the third entry in the Jump Street franchise that, against all expectations, they helped turn into a blockbuster series. They’d already decided to produce Lego Movie sequels and spinoffs for other directors while concentrating on other big-screen projects and TV series like The Last Man on Earth.
Chris Miller was at the Fox day for the Television Critics Association summer press tour representing The Last Man on Earth, and he confirmed for me that he and Phil Lord are likely only going to produce 23 Jump Street. Read More »
It’s been 20 years since Robin Williams starred in the blockbuster adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg‘s 1981 children’s book Jumanji. So that means it’s time for a reboot.
We first heard about a new adaptation of Jumanji in the summer of 2012, and then six months later, Zack Helm, the writer of Stranger than Fiction and writer/director of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, was brought on to write the script. But since then we haven’t any progress on the development front.
But it sounds like we might hear more about the project soon because Sony Pictures has just set a release date for the film on December 25th, 2016. Find out more about the Jumanji reboot after the jump! Read More »