Wish I Was Here teaser trailer

Zach Braff‘s Wish I Was Here is now infamous because of the controversy surrounding Braff’s Kickstarter campaign. But the film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was a real crowd pleaser — earning a standing ovation at the Premiere screening (it was one of my favorites of this year’s fest). Focus Features snapped up the distribution rights, and the movie is being released on July 25th, 2014. The Wish I Was Here trailer was released this morning, and you can see it for yourself. Wish I Was Here is a dramedy about “a thirtysomething man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.” The ensemble cast includes Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Joey King, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, and Donald Faison. Watch Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here teaser trailer embedded after the jump.

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Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff has released the poster for his second directorial effort Wish I Was Here, which like Garden State is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Braff stars in the film alongside Josh Gad, Mandy Patinkin, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison, Jim Parsons and others. The movie is set to premiere this weekend. The LA /Film crew arrived in Park City last night and will be covering this and many other films over the next week. Hit the jump to see the full poster.

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Star Wars Abrams Logo

October marks the one-year anniversary of Disney purchasing Lucasfilm and announcing that new Star Wars films are on the way. In that year, there have been some official announcements, but those halted early this summer. We know director J.J. Abrams is hard at work prepping Star Wars Episode VII. Actors are revealing they’ve tried out for the film, and yet fans still wait with baited breath for some acknowledgement of their craving for official news.

Now, several different sources are saying this month, maybe as soon as this week, could bring official news regarding Episode VII. How, when, where and what could it be? Below, we’ll run the rumors down along with info regarding Donald Faison and Topher Grace. Read More »

Zach Braff Kickstarting ‘Garden State’ Follow-Up

Wish I Was Here

Creators of brilliant-but-cancelled TV series aren’t the only ones who’ve been inspired by Veronica Mars‘ Kickstarter success. Zach Braff has taken note, and now he’s taking a similar route to fund his next movie.

Braff made quite a splash with his 2004 feature directing debut Garden State, but as he explains it, the difficulty of finding financing has kept him from making a follow-up. Until now, that is, with your help. Wish I Was Here is designed as “not a sequel in story, but a continuation of the tone” of Garden State, centering on a 30something struggling actor instead of a 20something one. Watch his pitch video, which features appearances from Donald Faison, Jim Parsons, and Chris Hardwick, after the jump.

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With John Leguizamo‘s Javier and the as-yet-uncast Mother Russia on board to help out the villainous Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) in Kick-Ass 2, it seems only fair that Kick-Ass (Aaron Johnson) start picking up some allies as well. Scrubs star Donald Faison has just entered talks to play Dr. Gravity, a Columbia University student by day and a mask-donning, baseball bat-wielding crimefighter by night.

Pre-production on Kick-Ass 2 is currently humming along for a fall shoot, with Jeff Wadlow at the helm. Returning stars Nicolas Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz are also on board. No release date has been announced at this time. [Deadline]

After the jump, John McClane’s daughter makes a comeback and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire digs up yet another former victor.

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ATM Viral Video From ‘Skyline’

These days, people do so much important business at ATM’s that it’s completely normal to be nervous and guarded around them. We’re standing on the street, with money in plain sight, inputting numbers that unlock our lives. At any moment, someone could steal the PIN from over your shoulder or run by and grab the cash out of you hand. Being held up in that situation is certainly a real fear for many of us and, until today, it was the worst possible thing that could happen at an ATM. Now, in a short viral clip for Skyline, we have footage from something much worse that can happen while you are standing at an ATM. For added effect, it’s shown from the perspective of the machine.

Skyline, directed by the Brothers Strause and starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, opens Friday. Check out the viral video jump. Read More »

Movie Trailer #2: ‘Skyline’

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We got our first look at Skyline at Comic Con, along with a great deal of exposure to the PR line that the movie is a homemade affair. Directors Greg and Colin Strause did pay for the movie themselves and shoot a great deal of it in their own condo in Los Angeles, but they also happen to own an effects company that does digital work for big-budget movies. That company, Hydraulx, did the effects for Skyline, so it’s not quite like this was assembled with a PC from Best Buy and a copy of Adobe After Effects.

Still, Skyline looks like an entertainingly flashy alien invasion thriller, with some big setpieces. Now there’s a second trailer, which can be seen after the break. Read More »

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