Two years ago, if someone said a sequel to Magic Mike would be in the works, they’d have been laughed at. Before the film’s release, most thought Steven Soderbergh‘s tale of male stripping in Florida was nothing but Striptease with dudes, nothing but ninety minutes of Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey dancing with their shirts off.
Then the film was released and it was seen to be an entertaining, provocative look at the American working class. Yes, there was stripping, and lots of shirtless men, but the script, performances and direction made it much more than that. Magic Mike was a surprise hit, grossing almost $115 million in the U.S. Producer/star Channing Tatum said he’d eventually make a sequel.
The film also helped catapult Tatum to superstar status so he’s been pretty busy as of late. White House Down, Side Effects, Jupiter Ascending, Foxcatcher and 22 Jump Street are just some of the film’s he’s shot since. But now, almost two years since the release, Tatum has sat down to write Magic Mike 2. And he announced it in the most peculiar of ways. Read More »
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Even before we knew the official title, speculation ran rampant about how Brad Bird‘s latest film tied into Disney history. When the title was revealed to be Tomorrowland, some additional clues came to light. More was then revealed at the D23 Expo and again when shooting began. Now, the co-writer and director has harnessed his inner teenage girl and posted a selfie on Twitter. That selfie, however, just happens to be in front of an old school Disney ad, raising even more questions. Check it out below. Read More »
Kevin Smith is just over a week into production on Tusk, his true-life inspired horror film starring Michael Parks and Justin Long, the latter playing a man who is forced to dress up as a walrus.
You can read a bunch more about the film here, but Smith just tweeted the first image of the set featuring himself, and co-stars Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez. Read More »
Briefly: Monday, director Bryan Singer took a few minutes out of a busy schedule editing his latest film X-Men: Days of Future Past to answer some questions on Twitter. While most of it was pretty vanilla (the trailer will be out Tuesday, and there’s not much to say until then), Singer dug deep when he was asked about his first film, the multiple Oscar-winning The Usual Suspects.
A fan asked Singer if he were making the film today, who he would cast? His answers were pretty fantastic. Read them below. Read More »
Director Kevin Tancharoen has been immersed in the world of Mortal Kombat for three years. He directed two full seasons of Mortal Kombat: Legacy for the web and has been prepping a feature film at New Line Cinema as well. That’s a whole lot of fatalities.
Now it seems the director, who also made a play to direct Hunger Games a few years back, has had it with Raiden, Sub Zero and Scorpion. He took to Twitter to announce he’s leaving the franchise, leaving the film in limbo. Read More »
Thanks to Photoshop, there’s always a funny debate about the times and dates Marty McFly travels to in the Back to the Future trilogy. No matter what you may read though, the first film starts on October 25 1985. That makes today the 28th anniversary and to commemorate the occasion, a bunch of fans are recreating the chronology of the film, in real time, on Twitter, under the name The Hill Valley Project.
As the story is now at the point where band auditions take place on the 25th, there’s currently a down time between dinner at the McFly’s and Marty waking up to go to Twin Pines Mall in the morning. So the event is currently in a break, but it should pick up again soon. To follow the event, which is comprised of 49 different Twitter accounts, visit this link.
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Like Anthony Hopkins said, the level of quality maintained over five seasons of Breaking Bad was “awesome.” This is on every level: acting, writing, directing, cinematography, production design, costumes, effects. However, over the course of five seasons, the actors, writers and directors got most of the accolades. Those people, such as Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Vince Gilligan, would be the first to tell you it’s impossible to have such a great show without talented people in every position. One such position has just come to light, as it were.
Breaking Bad camera operator Andy Voegeli took to Twitter recently to share a bunch of behind the scenes photos from various seasons of the show, and it’s a treasure trove of “awesome.” That’s just one image above. We’ve got a dozen more below. Read More »
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Every single day, your social media experience gets more streamlined. Chat is now in e-mail, Facebook embeds your Instagram, your TV is connected to the internet, GetGlue documents your viewing habits and soon, Twitter will sell you movie tickets.
A new deal was just signed between Twitter, Comcast and NBC Universal. Starting in November, a “See It” button will start appearing in your feed whenever someone talks about a TV show, movie or sporting event. If you click on it, depending on your cable provider and subscriptions, that event will just come on. In the case of movies, it’ll link to Fandango. Read more details below. Read More »