As if Jeremy Renner doesn’t have enough stuff to do. But hell, the big steaming pile of sequels to the Ice Age films should help someone, so why not a handful of actors? (And animators and loads of technicians, which is also a good thing.) DreamWorks is setting the voice cast for the fourth Ice Age movie, aka Ice Age: Continental Drift (not an educational film, so don’t worry, kids) and Jeremy Renner is among the new additions. Read More »
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What is Page 2? 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 32 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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And the Marvel photos just keep on coming. These, of Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, father of Gwen Stacy, in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot, are decidedly less exciting than Spider-Man himself, Captain America or Thor. Still, anything we can give you from Spider-Man, we will, as has been made painfully obvious with the other crazy set photos and articles we’ve posted. Check out more images of Leary on-set after the break. Read More »
Unlike he did in the Eighties, C. Thomas Howell will not be fighting Russians, Socs or racial stereotypes in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot. We recently reported that he’d been cast in the film, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but were unsure who he might be playing. Entertainment Weekly has now revealed that the character’s name is “Ray” and while that doesn’t scream “Spider-Man” like the names Norman, Cletus, Otto or Eddie might, it still makes sense in a roundabout kind of way. We connect the dots after the jump. Read More »
The latest small casting move on Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot is the addition of Denis Leary, who is now negotiating to play the father of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). It’s only a small casting move in the sense that the role might not be a very large one; regardless, Mr. Leary would be a welcome addition to the cast. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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Denis Leary is funny and deprecating while he reviews every movie listed on his IMDb filmography including Operation Dumbo Drop, Who’s The Man (or why he gets through the airport faster), Demolition Man (or why Wesley Snipes is insane), and The Ref (or how Ted Demme said “Fuck You” to Disney). Thanks to /Film reader Rory M for the tip. Watch the video after the jump.
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Last month we brought you the teaser trailer for Recount, HBO Films’ retelling of the behind-the-scenes happenings during the 2000 presidential election and the scandal that resulted. /Film reader Linton sent us the full length trailer for the upcoming film.
Written by 33-year old actor turned screenwriter Danny Strong, Recount was the top film on the 2007 Black List, an annual poll of 150 development executives and high-level assistants which ranks the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywood. The top three entries of the 2005 list where Things We Lost in the Fire, Juno, and Lars and the Real Girl. So it’s definitely a great list to be on. Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Austin Powers), and starring Kevin Spacey stars as Ron Klain, former Vice President Al Gore’s Chief of Staff, John Hurt as Warren Christopher, who supervised the contested Florida recount, Laura Dern as Katherine Harris, former Secretary of State for the State of Florida, Tom Wilkinson as James Baker and Denis Leary as Michael Whouley.
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Recount will premiere on Sunday May 25th at 9:00pm on HBO.
Discuss: What do you think about the Recount movie trailer? [Please keep political discussion out of the comments]
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