Dan Stevens Colossal

Production is underway right now on Colossal, the next film from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Open Windows, Extraterrestrial). The film is shooting in Vancouver with Anne Hathaway on board the project that has been described as Lost in Translation meets Godzilla (we’ll explain that below). And now one more cast member has just been added.

The Guest star Dan Stevens has taken one of the male leads in the film that has a very strange premise that seems to somehow blend romance and monster movies. Find out more about Dan Stevens joining Colossal and just what the movie is about after the jump. Read More »

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Romeo and Juliet

Earlier this week we learned Cruel Intentions, the greatest love story of our time, was getting a completely unnecessary-sounding TV sequel. Now Romeo and Juliet, the greatest love story of someone else’s time, is following suit. ABC has put into development Still Star-Crossed, based on a 2013 novel that picks up after the events of William Shakespeare‘s teen romance classic.

Which sounds like a terrible idea, given that most of the characters you care about are dead after the events of Romeo and Juliet (400-year-old spoiler alert), but Still Star-Crossed one has one big thing going for it: It’s coming out of ShondaLand, the same watercooler drama factory that gave us Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. Read about the Romeo and Juliet sequel after the jump.  Read More »

How Did This Get Made: Perfect (An Oral History)

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John Travolta + Aerobics – Mechanical Bull = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for Jim Bridges’ 1985 fitness focused feature Perfect. But, at the same time, it’s much more than that. It’s a story about unconventional romances, untimely deaths and how good directors can, on occasion, wind up making bad movies.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jane Austen adaptations and zombie actioners are a pretty common sight at the box office. A Jane Austen adaptation that’s also a zombie actioner, though? Now that’s not something you see every day. Directed by Burr Steers and based on the novel by Seth Grahame-SmithPride and Prejudice and Zombies is exactly what it sounds like — Austen’s classic of love and social status in Regency-era England, only with more hordes of the undead.

Lily James and Sam Riley play Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. (Because nothing sends the heart a-flutter like a vigorous day of battling zombies.) Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt SmithCharles Dance, and Lena Headey also star. Watch the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer after the jump.

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Jacob Hall’s Favorite Movies of All Time

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Hi, /Film. My name is Jacob Hall and my favorite movies are part of me on a molecular level. Cut me open and the films that have defined my life come spilling out in a great, red heap. So when I was asked to introduce myself to you guys, the community, via a list of my favorite movies of all time, I prepared myself for some gritty, Robert-De-Niro-in-Ronin-style surgery. This list is me being cut open for your amusement.

Read on all about my favorite movies after the jump.

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Crimson Peak trailer

We’re a week and a half away from the opening of Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson PeakThe buzz is strong for the director’s horror-romance, but it’s still a financial gamble. Del Toro’s film is an original, R-rated period piece, which are never a sure thing at the box-office. Then again, there’s nothing else quite like Crimson Peak coming out anytime soon, so maybe that’ll be enough to draw general audiences in. It’s a very good, beautifully directed movie — and a Crimson Peak clip, a handful of features and TV spots highlight the beauty of del Toro’s latest. Check them out after the jump.

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‘The Choice’ Trailer: Nicholas Sparks Is Back

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Like the seasonal return of locusts, Nicolas Sparks is back. It would be unfair to call Sparks movies a plague — there’s an audience for every movie — but films based on Sparks novels are certainly numerous, and now there’s one more that you can struggle to distinguish from the rest. The new film is The Choice, which features Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, and Tom Welling in the story of a romance that spans years and tries to overcome tragedy.

The Choice trailer showcases so many of the elements we’ve come to take as given in a Sparks movie: pretty young leads, a romantic triangle, golden North Carolina landscapes, and that one horrible event that changes everything. Check out the footage below. Read More »

A Bigger Splash trailer

Following the sumptuous I Am LoveTilda Swinton and director Luca Gadagnino have reunited for another tale of sun-drenched desire. In A Bigger Splash, a rock star (Swinton) and her filmmaker boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) find their relationship rocked by the arrival of her ex (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson). Mind games, jealousy, and possibly danger ensue. Watch the A Bigger Splash trailer after the jump.  Read More »

The Lobster (1)

When you’re single and lonely, it can feel like the whole world is full of smug couples judging you for your solo status. In Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster, they literally are. Singlehood is a crime in this society, and those caught committing it are given 45 days to find a mate, or else be turned into an animal of their choosing.

It’s an absurd premise, but we’d expect no less from the director of Dogtooth. In this strange dystopia, David (Colin Farrell) meets and falls for a woman from another community, where coupledom is strictly forbidden. Watch The Lobster trailer after the jump. Read More »