Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class will be released later this year, and Fox has managed to keep the film somewhat quiet. A lot of fragmentary info has leaked out, creating a partial image of what we can expect from the ’60′s era prequel that explores the early friendship and enmity between Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender).
Add a couple more tiny bits of info to the pile, as January Jones, who moves from Mad Men into the white boots of Emma Frost, has talked on the record about a few aspects of the film. Read More »
Once called Unknown White Male, Jaume Collet-Serra‘s film Unknown stars Liam Neeson who emerges from a four-day coma after an accident only to find that his identity has been stolen. There’s now a trailer for the film; watch it after the break. Read More »
X-Men: First Class is shooting now, and the first set photos have shown up online. They show January Jones in character as Emma Frost, and you can see a few of the images after the break. Read More »
The X-Men: First Class casting train just keeps rolling. We said this week would see a flurry of news, and now here’s another batch of casting announcements. Some of the roles are pretty big, some are minor, and they’re all buried after the break, because that’s just the way things have to be. Read More »
Since no one on the Internet is discoursing on the season three finale of Mad Men, the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, has decided to do just that in a new interview. After the jump, we’ll dive into Weiner’s candid explanations for the massive changes that went down last Sunday and how they may or may not bleed into season four. We also intertwine our thoughts on the finale and our opinion of the entire season.
Before we get into that, the trades report that Weiner’s directorial movie debut, You Are Here, has been delayed until 2011. The primary cast for the romantic comedy, which includes Jennifer Aniston, Zach Galifiankis, and Bradley Cooper, is said to still be aboard the project. Though no further details are given on a time frame, Mad Men‘s fourth season is cited as the reason for the production’s delay. Weiner also has a very-active film deal set up at Lionsgate.
But what of Sunday? Make no mistake, Mad Men is a great series, but we did find the finale, while exciting and epic, to underscore a problem observed throughout this season: Weiner’s ambitious decision to explore Don Draper‘s adulterous domestic life and his need to load up on peripheral characters outside of Sterling Cooper has dulled our connection to the actual Mad Men. It’s not that they’re exceedingly selfish bastards—we’re cool with that—but some of them now border on office dressing. Blasphemy you say? “Shut the Door, Have a Seat,” and let us know your opinions in the comments. Spoilers below and my comparison of Mad Men to The Office…
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Not surprisingly, it seems that things are going well for January Jones’s career after her great work in Mad Men. In a recent page 3, we mentioned that Jones would be joining Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson in Unknown White Male. Now it seems she has another theatrical project lined up. Jones will be starring in Hungry Rabbit Jump, alongside Nicolas Cage as his wife. The film will be helmed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days), with a script by Robert Tannen (Even Money).
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