Did Memorial Day weekend throw you off enough that you missed some of the bigger entertainment stories this week? Well, don’t fret, because it’s time to take a look at the Best Stories of the Week.
This week we’ve got updates on Gambit with Channing Tatum, Marvel’s developing Doctor Strange, an interview with Pete Docter about Pixar’s Inside Out, a new director for Jonny Quest, trailers for The End of the Tour and the remake of Point Break, and much more. Hit the jump to get caught up on a week’s worth of the biggest stories.
Update: The news of Disney shutting down Tron 3 broke after this roundup was published, but definitely factors into the big news of the week. We’ve added that below.
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“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” – Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
With that quote, writer director Cameron Crowe smashed through levels upon levels of truth. He’s talking about art, he’s talking about loss, he’s talking about individuality, basically he’s talking about everything. What we talk about among friends is what defines us and the films of Cameron Crowe have always been about that. They’ve been about more too, but they’ve always have been about the human experience. In the best cases, Crowe’s words, choice of music and actors have greatly enhanced that human experience too, making the uncool cool.
This week marks the release of Crowe’s eight narrative feature, Aloha. It’s a film fans have anticipated for sometime, mostly because we trust in the work of this iconic, wonderful filmmaker. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve ranked all eight of his narrative features films (he’s done two documentaries too, Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union, which we’ve omitted just to keep things focused). What’s number one? Below, read our rankings of the best Cameron Crowe movies Read More »
Director Cameron Crowe returns to theaters this weekend with Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. The film looks like a pretty routine romantic comedy thanks to trailers, but in fact there’s more to it than that. The first eight minutes of the film are now online, and the credits sequence introduces a melange of concepts, from the integration of Hawaii to the United States, to the rise and fall of the US space program.
Watch the Aloha opening below, featuring that credits sequence and the first big sequence establishing several of the film’s primary characters. 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.
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This morning, I retweeted a tweet from Amy Kaufman from the Los Angeles Times noting that the all-media screening of Cameron Crowe’s Aloha is set for May 26th, reviews are embargoed until May 28th in the afternoon pacific time, with the movie being released nationwide less than a day later on May 29th. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a good sign for a movie from a filmmaker who is known to create audience pleasing dramedies. But is it fair to judge a movie based on a studio’s apparent lack of faith in a movie?
I explore the reported trouble behind Aloha and try to explore this question, after the jump.
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Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new Cameron Crowe movie coming out next month. That may sound crazy because buzz around the film has been almost non-existant, but it’s true. The director of Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire and Say Anything is about to release Aloha, a Hawaiian-set military romance starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin.
It’s an insane cast in a film with a weird plot that involves satellites and space. Aloha seems difficult to peg. But what better way to preview a Cameron Crowe movie than with its soundtrack? The writer/director recently revealed the songs that make up the Aloha soundtrack, which you can hear below. Check out a new poster, too. Read More »
Cameron Crowe‘s latest film, Aloha, now has a trailer. It’s been a film somewhat shrouded in mystery. The project didn’t have a title for a long time, then was delayed, but now many questions about the film have been answered.
Aloha opens May 29. It stars Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Danny McBride, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray. Check out the Cameron Crowe Aloha trailer below. Read More »
Briefly: We’ve been quietly anticipating Cameron Crowe‘s latest film for some time. And in that period, the star-studded film has been referred to as the “Untitled Hawaii Project,” as seen above on the film’s camera slate. Now, Crowe has settled on a title for the film. The Cameron Crowe Hawaii movie is now called Aloha. It will hit theaters May 29.
Aloha stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. Cooper plays as a defense contractor who’s sent to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. Once he gets there, he falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) who convinces him to try and stop the launch with the help of some mystical island forces. Read more about it here. [Exhibitor Relations]
When Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams team up for a TV show, it’s pretty obvious lots of people are going to be interested. Not just in watching it though, but taking part in it too. Well, Crowe and Abrams are both executive producing a new Showtime pilot called Roadies and the first two actors have just come on board: Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots. Read more about the Roadies casting below. Read More »