Here’s what we know about Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are back. Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan have been added as Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn. Somehow, Martin Sheen’s Uncle Ben will appear. And Jamie Foxx is going to be the bad guy, Electro. The film starts shooting in early 2013 and is scheduled for release May 2, 2014.
But that’s not all. In a new interview, Foxx explained how Max Dillon begins to go from mild mannered man to full blown super-villain in the film, and it’s not what you think. He also talks about the new version of the costume and more. Check out the actor’s potentially spoilerish comments below. Read More »
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Last night, the first screening of Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Django Unchained took place for an audience sponsored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The DGA screening was, technically, a guild affair, but a few members of the press managed to attend as well. While we don’t have any reviews for the film just yet, many of those who attended took to Twitter afterwards, and their comments are almost unanimously enthusiastic. (I’ll let you decide whether the Blazing Saddles comment is positive or not.)
Sample some of the first reactions below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Thanks to Collider, we’ve been able to update the post with higher-res versions of the same images. Click through to take a look.
As the nation decides who’ll get to take control the White House for the next four years, Channing Tatum‘s been running around trying to save it from takeover by evil forces. Actual evil forces, that is, not “evil forces” as a particularly low insult for the opposing party. White House Down sees him playing a former cop who tries to protect the President (Jamie Foxx) when 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is invaded by a paramilitary group. See Tatum doing his best “Bruce Willis in Die Hard” impression after the jump.
Meanwhile, we also have the first snapshot of Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Kline looking sharp in Last Vegas, described as a sort of Hangover for the silver-haired set. Check that out after the jump as well.
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Big Spider-Man news hit this week when Jamie Foxx was announced as the cast choice to play the main villain Electro in Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The casting of Foxx might be a great choice; he’s a versatile, intense, and nuanced actor. The choice of Electro is a bit more difficult to applaud — he seems like a character with big powers but not much going on to turn him into a convincing screen villain.
Fortunately, Marc Webb was doing some promo rounds for the Amazing Spider-Man blu-ray release (amazing how that timing worked out) and was asked about the character. Did he offer any big info about his choice? Well… Read More »
Last we heard, Marc Webb was set to direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony and Columbia, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy, and Shailene Woodley set to play a young Mary Jane Watson.
And at that time, Electro was said to be the most likely villain for the film. (“Most likely” being deceptive wording, since the studio has a script from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner, with early work from James Vanderbilt, so there’s no doubt who the villain is.)
Now Electro is confirmed, and Jamie Foxx is in talks to play him. Read More »
Today may be Halloween but I’m already looking ahead to Christmas. The family gatherings, the joy of giving, the religious celebration… it’s all important. But this year, there’s also Tarantino. Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film, Django Unchained, opens on December 25 and brings with it the kind of excitement generated by a filmmaker whose previous releases have been almost universally stellar. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and now the story of a slave (Jamie Foxx) trained by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to kill some evil brothers (including Leonardo DiCaprio) to save the slave’s wife (Kerry Washington).
Tarantino recently revealed, like is the case with many of his films, Django is going to have ties to his previous movie and that makes this new batch of images even more interesting. Besides new shots of several of the stars, we meet secondary characters played by Don Johnson and Walton Goggins. Most of the Tarantino movie connections are tangential so it’s possible these guys are more important than they seem. And if they’re not, it’s still a new look at the latest Tarantino film. Check out all the images after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
The first teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard was a delightfully explosive bit of fun, but disappointingly, that energy doesn’t seem to have translated to the first teaser poster. Our first bit of print marketing for the action sequel tries to be striking in its simplicity, and merely ends up being bland. Doesn’t help that star Bruce Willis‘ face is so Photoshopped he’s tiptoeing right up against the border of Uncanny Valley, either.
Much more exciting are the badass new international poster for Django Unchained, and the Weinstein Co.’s latest batch of stylish onesheets for Killing Them Softly. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
At this point, it feels like we’ve seen more trailers for December’s Django Unchained than we have for a lot of October and November releases. Not that I’d think of complaining, when they’re all this much fun.
The latest international trailer remixes some of the same footage we’ve already seen, but offers enough new scenes to give us a fresh angle on the personalities and motivations of the main players – Django (Jamie Foxx), Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), and Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). And of course, there’s more than enough wit, style, and violence to remind you that this is a Quentin Tarantino movie. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
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