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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Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
At this point, Chris Pine might be the only blond-haired, blue-eyed, thirtysomething actor named Chris who doesn’t have his own superhero franchise. But that might not be the case for much longer. Rumor has it Pine is up for the role of Hal Jordan a.k.a. Green Lantern in Warner Bros.’ DC universe. More on the Green Lantern Chris Pine rumor after the jump.
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When you think post-apocalyptic movies, you probably think about action. You think zombies, or destruction. You probably don’t conjure up water wheels, a turkey dinner, and romance. But that’s what you get with Z for Zachariah. Directed by Craig Zobel (Compliance), the film is almost an anti-post-apocalyptic movie as it’s much more concerned with human relationships than anything else going out around them. With a cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, that’s both a blessing and a curse. Read more of our Z for Zachariah review below. Read More »
The original Wet Hot American Summer cast was full of budding stars, as talents such as Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni, and Paul Rudd were among the huge ensemble when the film arrived in 2001. The original cast is reuniting for the Netflix limited series that is shooting now. And they’re being joined by more than a few faces new to the story, which takes place on the first day at a Jewish summer camp in 1981. Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman are all going to appear in various guises in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Forget all those cute little indies from Sundance — let’s dive into some big blockbuster sequels. After the jump:
- Get details on Arnold‘s big fight scene in Terminator: Genisys
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will shoot this summer
- Colin Firth “might be ready” for Bridget Jones 3
- Now You See Me 2 picks up Henry Lloyd-Hughes
- Christine Taylor‘s Matilda will return for Zoolander 2
- Chris Pine likes Simon Pegg as the Star Trek 3 screenwriter
- Watch the trailer for The Man with the Iron Fists 2
- The Divergent sequel Insurgent gets one more poster
- A Hot Tub Time Machine 2 TV spot warns against deflated balls
- Ted 2 gets a poster and a certain Patriots quarterback
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This year the Oscar nominations are getting some geek cred. The nominations will take place at 5:30 a.m. PST on January 15 and, unlike in previous years, the nominees for all 24 categories will be publicly presented. That’s pretty cool. What’s cooler is that J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron and Chris Pine will be the celebrities presenting the awards. Read more about the new Oscar nomination presentation below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Chris Pine has been all over the map in 2014. He showed off his comedy chops in Horrible Bosses 2, his wild side in Stretch, and most recently, his musical talents in Into the Woods. But the one thing we can definitely expect him not to do is return to his first movie of the year, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
In a new interview, Pine shoots down talk of a Jack Ryan sequel, and then expresses his “deep regrets” that he wasn’t able to get the franchise right. Hit the jump for the Chris Pine Jack Ryan comments. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
The original teaser for Into the Woods seemed almost afraid to let on that the film was a musical, but happily that’s not true of the full-length Into the Woods trailer. There’s plenty of singing to be found here — and lots more plot points as well. Finally, we know exactly why all of these different fairy tales come to cross paths, and a bit more about what happens when they do.
At the center of the story are the Baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), who want the witch (Meryl Streep) to lift a curse so they can have a child. She sends them on a journey to procure several ingredients: “the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold.” Watch the new Into the Woods trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Why adapt just one fairy tale when you can tackle four of them at once? Disney’s Into the Woods takes the classic stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk, weaving them all into a single fantastical musical centered around the original tale of a baker and his wife, who just want to have a baby.
The plus side to this massive mash-up is that we’ll get to see our favorite fairy tale characters collide in unexpected ways, but the down side is that it’s hard to keep track of so many characters. So Disney has released a series of Into the Woods character posters to get you better acquainted. Check ’em out after the jump.
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