Justin Timberlake is really making a play at a dedicated acting career, lack of award recognition for his work in The Social Network be damned. He was great in that film, carrying forward the good work he’d done in Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, and, yeah, Southland Tales. He’s currently shooting Now for director Andrew Niccol, but before that hits we’ll see Timberlake in two comedies that are already in the can: Friends With Benefits and Bad Teacher. Read More »
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As 2010 comes to a close, The Social Network is one of the films leading the award season pack. That, along with Toy Story 3, Inception, The King’s Speech, The Kids Are All Right and recent Gotham Award winner Winter’s Bone are just a few of the films vying for awards leading up to the Oscar nominations on January 25. Experts tend to agree that the Facebook movie will get one of the ten Best Picture nominations, David Fincher will get a Best Director nomination, Aaron Sorkin will get a Best Screenplay nomination, Jesse Eisenberg will get a Best Actor nomination and Andrew Garfield will probably grab a Best Supporting Actor nomination. But what about the film’s third star, Justin Timberlake?
The ‘N Sync singer turned actor has been doing a pretty great job of legitimizing himself in the last few years with films like Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan, culminating with his turn as Napster co-founder Sean Parker in The Social Network. His name has been floating around as a possibility for a Best Supporting Actor nomination but, according to reports, the actor himself is pushing really hard for it. Read about Timberlake’s tactics after the jump. Read More »
Yesterday we posted the movie trailer for Ghostbusters/Meatballs director Ivan Reitman‘s new comedy No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. The film actually started out with another title, Fuckbuddies. Of course, Paramount didn’t want to face the problems associated with releasing a movie under that title, so they changed it to Friends With Benefits, which eventually got changed into the truly horrible title No Strings Attached (at least they didn’t go with “No Strings”, the abbreviated title they were testing).
The reason they moved on from Friends With Benefits is that another film had already staked claim to the title Friends With Benefits, an R-Rated romantic comedy starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis featuring a very similar premise. Today, Screen Gems has released an uncensored red band movie trailer for their film. Written and directed by Easy A helmer/writer Will Gluck , the film tells the story of the relationship between two friends, which “gets complicated when they decide to get romantic.” The film co-stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Patricia Clarkson, Richard Jenkins, and Andy Samberg.
This film seems like the more edgy version of No Strings Attached, but in the tradition of romantic comedies, just a generic. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Andrew Niccol‘s next film, formerly called I’m.mortal and possibly now titled Now (hopefully not — Now isn’t much better) is shooting, erm, now. The first pics have been snapped by roving photographers, as we can see Amanda Seyfried playing against image in a red bob and Justin Timberlake with his head shaved, looking vaguely like an action hero. A couple more images are after the jump. Read More »
How unusual will Andrew Niccol‘s new sci-fi film be? How about this: the picture, formerly called I’m.mortal and now untitled for the time being, not only boasts Vincent Kartheiser as the father of Amanda Seyfried, but now has Olivia Wilde playing the mother of Justin Timberlake. What’s going on here? Read More »
Last weekend, I was given the opportunity to attend the New York press junket for The Social Network. In addition to interviewing actor Armie Hammer (The Winklevoss twins), I also sat in on a press conference featuring stars Hammer, Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin), Justin Timberlake (Sean Parker), Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg), and writer Aaron Sorkin. Hit the jump to hear them speak about David Fincher’s meticulousness, the verisimilitude of the script, and the character of Mark Zuckerberg. Also, find out what the cast thinks of Zuckerberg’s recent $100 million donation to Newark public schools, and discover who thinks it’s “terrible” that they made a movie based on people that actually exist and are still alive.
Note: The following contain minor spoilers that I don’t think will inhibit your enjoyment of the film. Nonetheless, consider yourself warned.
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Warner Bros has released a new movie trailer for the hybrid live-action/computer animated feature adaptation Yogi Bear on IGN.The first teaser trailer went online in July — if you missed it, click here (or maybe don’t). Hit the jump to watch the new trailer now.
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Columbia Pictures has launched the official website for David Finsher’s The Social Network at TheSocialNetwork-Movie.com, and in doing so, have released 46 high resolution photos, both stills from the movie and promotional photos taken for the film. Check them out now, embedded after the jump. Click over to The Social Network website and you’ll hear music in the background, which just might be a piece of the score which was composed by Trent Reznor for the film. Just a guess…
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