Ruby Dee personified class throughout her life. The Oscar-nominated actress, born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland in 1922, began making movies in the mid 1940s and didn’t stop until 2013. In that time she was also was an accomplished playwright, Grammy-award winning poet, social activist and inspiration to millions. Dee passed away Wednesday at the age of 91. Read More »
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Briefly: Later this week, we’re going to get our first look at The Interview, which is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s follow up to This is the End. The trailer will be attached to 22 Jump Street and should be online soon. But first, the poster for the October comedy has been revealed and it’s excellent. Check out The Interview poster below. Read More »
Paramount is ramping up the marketing campaign for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, which is due in theaters on August 8th, 2014. New stylish comic book inspired art posters have been spotted in city streets. Check out the new Ninja Turtles street art movie posters after the jump.
UPDATE: We’ve updated with the individual, high-res images.
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Briefly: Twenty years have passed since the release of Robert Zemeckis‘ Best Picture winning film, Forrest Gump. To celebrate the occasion, Paramount will reportedly re-release the film, in IMAX no less, on September 5. [ERC Box Office]
Part of the reason Star Wars still resonates with audiences today, much like it did in 1977, is that it is simultaneously familiar and new. George Lucas created something wholly original while being inspired by a great many things that came before his work. From Akira Kurosawa, Flash Gordon, and Stanley Kubrick to Fritz Lang, the list of things Lucas channelled is long and distinguished.
That’s where this video comes in. Michael Heilemann, an interface director at Squarespace, edited clips and images into the original 1977 Star Wars to show Lucas’ influences. Check out the annotated Star Wars below. Read More »
Briefly: Jason Voorhees fans out there are still getting their new film, it’s just going to take a bit longer. Paramount Pictures just altered its release schedule a bit, moving the Friday the 13th reboot from the previously announced March 13, 2015 to November 13, 2015. David Bruckner is rumored to direct the film. (And yes, November 13 2015 is a Friday, which is probably why the film is being released then, rather than a few weeks earlier to land for Halloween.)
Sliding into the previously vacated March spot is the now filming horror film Scouts vs. Zombies from Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Christopher Landon. The plot of that film is implicit in the title. [ERC Box Office]
Briefly: There’s a small but significant update on the Independence Day 2 front. The Roland Emmerich-directed sequel, tentatively scheduled for a July 1, 2016 release, is about to get a rewrite. Rising screenwriter Carter Blanchard has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to take a crack at the current script written by James Vanderbilt. Blanchard has yet to see a feature made, but wrote scripts for both Spyhunter at Warner Bros. and Kindergarden Heroes at Fox.
Emmerich is currently filming a movie called Stonewall while prepping the highly anticipated sequel. [Deadline]
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If the first six Star Wars movies weren’t all about Darth Vader, today’s Photo of the Day might be a big reveal. Instead, director Gareth Edwards and writer Gary Whitta simply to Twitter today to reveal they’re meeting about their mystery Star Wars spin-off, scheduled for release December 2016, and have a new boss: Lord Vader. Check out the great photo below. Read More »