Guillermo Del Toro has been north of the border shooting his massive mech vs. monster sci-fi action film Pacific Rim for many months now but little to nothing has leaked. Most likely, that’s because Del Toro and company – including stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day – have been shooting on soundstages.
It seems that’s about to change very soon, though, as the production has begun to outfit some Toronto, Canada streets to look like Tokyo after a massive monster battle and a Canadian News team got to walk around the set. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
Community‘s Dan Harmon is very sorry you had to witness that nasty drama between him and Chevy Chase. Also after the jump:
- The first three minutes of Falling Skies‘ second season
- Target’s “Little Avengers” ad is pretty cute, if you like kids
- HBO releases another trailer for its politica satire Veep
- Robert Redford will produce a Watergate doc for Discovery
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse, a.k.a. McLovin, heads to CBS
- Watch a preview for Ricky Gervais’ new comedy-drama Derek
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Music, release dates, expanded roles, clips and interviews. It’s all in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about:
- Pitbull, not Will Smith, will be doing the theme song to Men in Black III. A nation weeps.
- Liam Hemsworth talks about how his expanded role in The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, didn’t change this performance plus Expendables 2.
- A new clip has been released from Wrath of the Titans featuring Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
- Kermit the Frog and Walter discuss Jason Segel‘s departure from The Muppets 2.
- Warner Bros. gives official Summer 2013 release dates to The Hangover Part III and 300: Battle of Artemisia.
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Today is a joyous, joyous day for fanboys everywhere. We have footage from what will be the final Twilight movie ever. (Maybe.) Which means The Twilight Saga, in every way, is nearing its end and that’s something all of us have one reason or another to celebrate.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 picks up where last year’s film left off, with heroine Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart) having finally been turned into a vampire. She’s married to the vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson), has a baby, and that baby is forever loved by Bella’s former suitor Jacob the werewolf (Taylor Lautner). Oh, and the vampire mafia is about to strike down upon them with great vengeance and furious anger.
The film is scheduled for release on November 16 and the trailer will be attached to next weekend’s The Hunger Games. But, thanks to the magic of the internet, you can a see featurette and clip from the film now. Read More »
Animated family films are at their best when the main story is saying something more. Think about all the films Pixar has made in recent years. Is Wall-E just about a robot cleaning a planet? Is Up really just about a flying house? Of course not. These stories are used to teach us all some of life’s valuable lessons.
Other films use their stories to push agendas and ideologies. Michael Moore’s documentaries immediately come to mind. But no matter what the filmmaker’s intention with a movie is, the great thing about film is that we can all read whatever we want into it.
So when Lou Dobbs came on Fox News recently and suggested that The Secret World of Arrietty and The Lorax were liberal attempts to indoctrinate America’s youth into advocating the Occupy movement and enviromental issues, he has every right to say that. And we have every right to laugh at his insinuations. Check out the clip below. Read More »
There’s a running joke amongst comedians that people get into stand-up just so they can be TV stars. It works for some but for others, it seems like stand-up might be a better route to get into film directing. It worked for Woody Allen, Louis CK and now it’s worked for Mike Birbiglia, a successful touring comedian who turned his one man autobiographical off-Broadway show Sleepwalk With Me into a feature film. The movie just had its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Birbiglia stars as Matt, a struggling stand-up comedian who has been with his girlfriend Abby (Lauren Ambrose) for eight years. When the couple begins to have problems, Matt uses that to finally find his voice, which in turn makes the relationship even more difficult. Then there’s the tiny matter of Matt dangerously sleepwalking every night, all of which actually happened in Birbiglia’s life.
Co-starring James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Marc Maron and produced by Ira Glass (This American Life), Sleepwalk With Me is incredibly clever, well-directed and laugh out loud hilarious. The message isn’t all that new, but the journey there definitely is.
Watch a clip from the movie as well as a video blog featuring myself and Jordan Raup from The Film Stage after the jump. Read More »
According to executive producer George Lucas, Red Tails is “as close as you’ll ever get to [Star Wars] Episode VII.” So it seems appropriate that seven minutes of the film have made their way online for your viewing pleasure.
The action epic, over two-decades in the making, is directed by Anthony Hemingway and sports a super-impressive cast such as Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Andre Royo, Ne-Yo and Michael B. Jordan, just to name a few. It tells the inspirational story of the Tuskeegee Airman and is the first non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones film LucasFilm has released in almost two decades.
After the jump, watch seven minutes of Red Tails as well as an interview with George Lucas from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he talks about why the studios didn’t want to make the film, how it’s similar to Star Wars and the fact that he has both a prequel and sequel already in his head. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2011 by Angie Han
Community‘s hiatus starts now, but Greendale’s coolest study group isn’t about to go quietly. Also, people who’ve previously created things we like are creating other things we also hope to like. After the jump:
- The Community gang makes a “Save Greendale” PSA, crashes The Soup
- The WGA and PGA announce their award nominations
- J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn sell a drama to The CW
- HBO is about to start production on The Viagra Diaries with Goldie Hawn
- Parks & Recreation co-creator Greg Daniels develops two animated projects for NBC
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