Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
One of the many themes floating around in the Coen brothers’ Hail Caesar! is the transcendent power of cinema — the way a really good film can mesmerize, delight, make all your troubles melt away, and awe you with its artistry. And few scenes in the film make a better case for it than the snippet we get to see of “No Dames,” an Anchors Aweigh-style musical number starring the Gene Kelly-esque Burt Gurney, played by Channing Tatum.
It’s a fantastic showcase for Tatum’s talents as a song-and-dance man, and it’ll leave you wishing we could get an actual, full-length musical with him. Now, the good news is that we will. And the even better news is that it’ll also star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, another actor who’s demonstrated some serious moves in the past. Read More »
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It’s been awhile since there has been a straight-up comedy set in space. We’re not even going to talk about The Martian for that conversation, and Guardians of the Galaxy wasn’t just a comedy. Feel free to offer up some other options in the comments, but I believe the last genuine comedy set in space was The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But that’s about to change.
Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader are slated to start in The Something, a comedy that takes place in space, following a group of male astronauts, who, after being stuck in space for years, come upon another ship. Find out more below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Cars may come and go, but family is forever. And we do mean forever. With Fast 8 already set for 2017, Universal Pictures has just confirmed dates for the next two installments of the Fast and Furious saga. The newly announced movies bring us up to 10 Fast and Furious movies across 20 years. Not bad for a franchise that started out as a less-starry Gone in 60 Seconds and/or a cheesier Point Break ripoff. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
It was almost exactly one year ago that Michael Mann‘s cybercrime thriller Blackhat hit theaters — though you’d be forgiven for failing to remember it existed at all. The film’s $8 million domestic gross suggests not many people saw it to begin with, and its 34% Rotten Tomatoes score indicates that those few who did see it didn’t much care for it.
But that was the original theatrical cut. There’s a new edit of Blackhat on its way into the theater this month. Specifically, the BAM Rose Cinema in Brooklyn, New York. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Hollywood has been flirting with a film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand for years now, with A-list directors and actors constantly orbiting the project, only to drop out for reasons that are never fully disclosed. I’ll wager this reason: The Stand is a massive tome filled with so many important characters and so much incident that it that it feels borderline impossible to adapt properly. The not-very-good TV miniseries adaptation from 1994 had six hours and still couldn’t crack it.
And now, this long-gestating project has hit an interesting hiccup. The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone (who has been attached to this project for some time now) still plans to make The Stand, but he’s decided to put it on the back burner… while he directs a completely different Stephen King movie.
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Even though some fans of Jurassic Park were disappointed to see that there were less practical dinosaur effects used for last summer’s Jurassic World, that doesn’t mean the visual effects don’t deserve some praise. And if you need convincing that some fantastic work was done in post-production on the movie, a visual effects breakdown shows just how much work went into bringing the operational theme park to life. Check out the Jurassic World visual effects breakdown below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Super Bowl may not be a movie event per se, but if you’re interested in cinematic spectacle it’s definitely worth tuning in for the commercials. Each year, trailers and TV spots for some of the year’s most highly anticipated blockbusters premiere during those coveted, multimillion-dollar ad slots. And this year, that slate will include the very first trailer for Bourne 5. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
We’re a spoiled bunch, aren’t we?
Allow me to put on my Old Man Hat for a second. Once upon a time, the mere presence of a big budget movie as strange as Warcraft would have been exciting. Before the Lord of the Rings trilogy came along and made high fantasy palatable to the masses, this kind of movie simply wasn’t a thing. Fantasy films of this scope were relics of a brief period in the ’80s. The nerds of the early ’00s were still nursing burns from Dragonheart and that Dungeons & Dragons movie.
So when I watch the new Warcraft TV spot that has just arrived, I try to summon the me of 15 years ago, the me who would have watched footage of orcs battling humans while gryphons soared in the skies overhead with stars in his eyes. Even if the footage doesn’t do it for you, it’s amazing that this film exists in the first place.
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Over two years ago, Universal axed this adaptation of the Image Comics’ Term Life. Adapted by the comic’s writer, Andy Lieberman, the thriller was quickly revived. In 2014, cameras were rolling for director Peter Billingsley‘s (Couples Retreat) film, which stars Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld. Since principal photography, we’ve heard little about the project, but it’s finally coming out this March.
Watch the Term Life trailer after the jump.
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