André Benjamin, aka André 3000 of Outkast, does a solid job of playing Jimi Hendrix in the movie Jimi: All Is By My Side. The film isn’t your typical biopic, as it veers away from providing a top to bottom account of the guitarist’s life. Instead, it focuses on the year of Hendix’s life in which he went from being an unknown supporting player to a guy on the brink of stardom.
During that year, he meets Linda Keith (Imogen Poots), who dates Keith Richards and consequently has the connections to get Jimi’s career started. The film wanders through this strange, intense year in the man’s life with an odd rhythm that gives it a unique feel. Some of that is captured in the new Jimi: All Is By My Side trailer, which you can see below. Read More »
Fox and Vice have teamed for an interesting project: three short films which act as prequels to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Collectively called Before the Dawn, these shorts explore the time between the end of the last film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the ten years in which the so-called Simian Flu devastated the human population. Each takes place at a different point in the timeline, marking one, five, and ten-year points in the pandemic. All three Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prequel shorts are below, along with a trailer for a related documentary. Read More »
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
The story of the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor-league baseball team that ruled the Pacific Northwest in the ’70s, is almost too good to be true. Founded by actor Bing Russell, the team counted his son, Kurt Russell, as a member, and brought together a bunch of hopeful oddballs from all over the country. The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the story of the Mavericks, and it is a nearly unbelievable tale of success and scrappy play. This is a very funny, entertaining film, and one that has more love of the game of baseball than anything else I’ve seen this year.
Watch the Battered Bastards of Baseball trailer below. Read More »
We’ve already covered the rumors of Harrison Ford’s injury potentially delayingStar Wars Episode VII, but that’s far from the only thing going on in the world of Star Wars. You can read more at that link and, below, you can read about the following:
Two well-known Star Wars “groups” could appear in Star Wars Episode VII.
Domhnall Gleeson expertly avoids talking Star Wars Episode VII.
Watch Super 8 animation test footage from The Empire Strikes Back.
Matt Reeves says J.J. Abrams is doing something “exciting” with Episode VII.
Could Jango Fett himself, Temuera Morrison, play Boba Fett in a spinoff film?
Think you’re a big Star Wars fan? You haven’t seen these superfans.
See images of a brand new Millennium Falcon toy release.
Rumored details of Gwendoline Christie‘s Episode VII role have been released.
Anthony Daniels confirms Simon Pegg‘s visit to the Star Wars Episode VII set.
For those who felt the first The Purge was too limited and too familiar, The Purge: Anarchy takes the same basic premise but goes in a bolder, more extreme direction. Once again, the story is set in a dystopian America where, in a ghastly effort to weed out the weak and let the strong blow off steam, all crime has been legalized for one twelve-hour period per year.
But this time, the action spills out onto the streets as Frank Grillo plays a man who heads out in search of revenge. Unfortunately for him (and the others with him), it’s not long before the tables are turned on them. Watch the new The Purge: Anarchy trailer after the jump.
Want to see footage from the set of Fantastic Four? How about new images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Which superhero did Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, say he would like to play? Are Guardians of the Galaxy and Wolverinegetting animated shows? What comics should you read to prepare for Doctor Strange? Which director has announced he’ll be doing episodes of Daredevil? Can you see even more of Guardians baddie, Ronan the Accuser? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits? Read More »
When Sinister director Scott Derrickson was hired to directDoctor Strange for Marvel Studios, we first wondered if his co-conspirator C. Robert Cargill might end up writing the latest draft of the movie. That wasn’t to be, and Jon Spaihts ended up getting the Strange gig instead. But the director and writer of Sinister now have another new project: a new Outer Limits movie, based on Harlan Ellison’s story Demon With a Glass Hand. Read More »