It’s easy to overlook the fact that David Lynch‘s career is inexorably linked to Mel Brooks. The two men don’t seem to have much in common. But when Lynch’s first feature Eraserhead was on screens, one of Brooks’ producers, Stuart Cornfeld, saw the film and recommended Lynch as someone to work with. That ended up leading to The Elephant Man, which landed Lynch a Best Director Oscar nomination and established him as a filmmaker who could do more than outrageously weird stories.
Lynch had also been part of AFI’s class of 1970 — Eraserhead was made during Lynch’s tenure at the school — and yesterday AFI honored both Lynch and Brooks with honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees. That’s one shot of the two men at the ceremony, above, but there is a much better image of the two grads below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
Paramount’s been having a lot of fun celebrating its 100th birthday, unveiling a sleek new logo and a stylish poster designed by DKNG. Their latest stunt is pulling together 116 of their best and brightest talents from the past century — from Alejandro González Iñárritu to Zoe Saldana — for a massive class photo. Why 116 and not an even 100? I have no idea, but I bet they could’ve whittled it down if they hadn’t included like every character from J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek. Check it out after the jump.
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It’s oddly fitting that the actor who played Biff Tannen doesn’t really talk about Back to the Future. Biff was the outcast in the films, the villain, always plotting and the butt of the joke, sometimes literally. That actor, Tom Wilson, now makes his living doing stand up comedy and music and because he gets asked about the classic trilogy so often, he’s apparently created a card he hands to people that answers all the same questions he gets asked over and over again. Check it out below. Read More »
Now that Twilight is almost over, Robert Pattinson is on the verge of being able to move on to the next phase of his career — presumably one in which he won’t be tied to a franchise he evidently despises. David Cronenberg‘s new film Cosmopolis could end up being the anti-Twilight, and Pattinson is embracing chances to promote it.
Contacted to do a promo photo shoot for Premiere France, Pattinson was asked about doing some still image nods to earlier Cronenberg films. He embraced the idea, and evidently pushed the images to go even weirder than originally planned. Check out the results, and name the films being referenced, below. Read More »
By now you know that The Avengers was a pretty big deal this weekend and everyone and their mother is wondering what’s next for Marvel. Well, it’s Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2 in that order. But will Avengers 2 come after that or will we get a few other movies first? Guardians of the Galaxy, perhaps? And what about Edgar Wright‘s Ant Man, a film he’s been writing on and off with Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) for years? Wright took to Twitter over the weekend to post a photo that seems to suggest maybe Ant Man is coming. Check it out below. Read More »
Last time we saw any photo evidence of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s effort to write their new film The World’s End, it was just a picture of the two with a whiteboard and an implied hope that ideas would be forthcoming. Now Pegg has posted a photo of the cover page for a second draft of what will presumably be the third film in the ‘not quite a trilogy’ set of films referred to as the Blood and Ice Cream series. (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are the other two, with the films linked by a playfulness towards genres, and the Cornetto brand of ice cream.)
The date on this cover page is listed as 5/2/12, which one might interpret as February 5 of this year, in which case this draft has been finished for some time, or the upcoming May 2. Speculate all you like as to which date is the real one (both writers being British I’d expect Feb. 5) but the takeaway is simple: this one is happening, people. Full photo follows. Read More »
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg got attention as the director and co-writer/star, respectively, of the TV show Spaced, then built themselves a grand little geek empire with the movies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Pegg and Wright wrote the two films together, and have teased a third movie in what has been jokingly called the ‘blood and ice cream’ trilogy. (So named for the presence of, well, blood, and Cornetto ice cream in the two existing films. See also The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.)
More than four years have passed since the release of Hot Fuzz, and those years have seen Pegg and Wright busy with other work. Wright spent much of that time on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, while Pegg expanded his presence as an actor, getting to the point where your family members who haven’t seen one of Wright’s films started asking about the guy stealing scenes in 2011′s year-end blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
But if a photo posted on Twitter today is to be believed, Pegg and Wright are finally at work on the script for the final film in their (very) loose trilogy, The World’s End. Read More »
It didn’t take much deliberation at all for me to crown Rian Johnson‘s third film Looper as my most anticipated movie of 2012. After making Brick and The Brothers Bloom, Johnson has penned and directed a sci-fi thriller in which time travel is used as an assassination tool in the not-too-distant future.
A few people have seen the film in incomplete form, and written very positive things about it. But most of us know very little. We know the cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt, and we’ve seen a single image of Willis firing a rifle. Unless you read all the reviews that came out of one early screening, that’s probably all you know.
Now, as a New Year’s present, Johnson has offered up a photo of himself sitting in the film’s giant iron womb of a time machine. The image should give you the idea that this is no simple, slick thriller, but hopefully something with a more convincing approach. Check the image in full below. Read More »
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