Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite what that disclaimer led people to believe, the Coen Brothers‘ Fargo was not actually based on a real incident. But in a twist out of a Hollywood movie, the untrue Fargo wound up playing a part in a strange true tale after all, and now there’s a movie about the latter.
Directed by David Zellner and based on a 2001 event, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter centers on a lonely Japanese woman (Rinko Kikuchi) who becomes convinced that a stash of money buried in a fictional film is real, and heads to Minnesota to seek the buried fortune.
Which sounds like a great basis for a whimsical indie — but in reality, the woman’s quixotic quest turned out to be something else, something sadder and darker, entirely. Hit the jump to take a first look at the pictures and find out what actually happened to the “treasure hunter.”
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Yet another massive movie has joined the packed slate of Summer 2015. This one, however, isn’t a sequel or a franchise film. It isn’t even based on a prior property. It’s an old school, original high concept Hollywood pitch starring the most in-demand action star of the decade. Like summer movies used to be.
Dwayne Johnson‘s upcoming film, San Andreas, a 3D action film about a major earthquake in California is now set for release June 5, 2015. Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which Johnson also starred in) is directing from a script by Carey and Chad Hayes. Read More »
Lego Cuusoo is a site where fans can create and show off any Lego project they can come up with. If 10,000 people like it a design, Lego will consider making it a reality. The competition is incredibly fierce as only one piece out of many that meet the criteria is picked for every session. To date only four projects have been created, with two more recently selected.
After a project gets 10,000 votes, it’s put into a pool with others and Lego decides which one to make depending on a bunch of factors. For example, Lego must deem the project commercially viable and financially possible. So while a certain project could be popular, it might be impossible for Lego to legally make it. Rights aren’t always available to franchises like Jurassic Park or The Legend of Zelda (though it did work for Back to the Future and there are several Ghostbusters sets now under review).
All that is preamble to explain why we’re highlighting this latest cool Cuusoo. It’s called Assault on Wayne Manor and is basically just a huge working version of Bruce Wayne’s house. Which is incredibly awesome. Plus, Lego has released Batman sets in the past. Read More »
Marvel has Joss Whedon, Warner Bros. has David Goyer and now Fox has a similar creative force. Though Mark Millar was hired last year to oversee some of Fox’s comic book properties, they’ve just signed Simon Kinberg to a three year first look deal he promises will include Marvel-like expansions of the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. Read More »
Inside Llewyn Davis opens in limited release tomorrow, and with a new Coen Brothers film on screens, there are two great pleasures to take up our time. One — the primary one, obviously — is discussing the movie itself, and there is no shortage of topics with respect to Inside Llewyn Davis. The other is more minor, but still entertaining: sifting through comments from the directors to get a sense of what new horizon they’ve fixated upon.
One option, floated some time ago, is a film set in or around the world of opera singer, and another new one is set in perhaps the most unlikely Coen territory: ancient Rome. Read More »
What secrets are buried on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 website? Did the Internet know about X-Men: Apocalypse back in July? How much did the Flash help Arrow‘s ratings? Want to see some extended scenes from Kick-Ass 2? Which Thor jokes does Chris Hemsworth hear most often? Where can you see Thor: The Dark World villain Malekith take on Iron Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
The name Brian Epstein may not immediately ring a bell, but if you’ve ever hummed along to “Hey Jude” or nodded your head to “Yellow Submarine,” you’re definitely familiar with his work. Epstein is the visionary manager who discovered the Beatles when they were just a local band in Liverpool, and guided the Fab Four to unprecedented fame.
While Epstein doesn’t get a fraction of the attention that John, Paul, George, and Ringo do, his life is pretty fascinating in its own right. Now a new movie aims to shed some light on the guy behind the guys. Peyton Reed has just signed on to direct the Epstein biopic The Fifth Beatle, based on the graphic novel written by Vivek Tiwary and illustrated by Andrew Robinson. Hit the jump for more details.
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More than two years have passed since we caught our first glimpse at a sultry and bloody Paz De La Huerta in Nurse 3D. The production company released a poster before production even began, promising a 2012 release. Well it’s almost 2014 and there’s still been no sign of the film, directed by Douglas Aarniokoski. Until today.
A trailer for Nurse 3D is now online and features turns from Katrina Bowden, Corbin Bleu, Judd Nelson and even Kathleen Turner. It follows an obsessive nurse who starts killing people while skimpily dressed, and it opens February 7, 2014. Read More »