This is a pretty simple equation: led by Miles Fisher, the cast of Final Destination 5 has spent some perfectly good Warner Bros. money on a promo video for the splatter sequel, in which a school full of characters very much like those from Saved by the Bell are killed in horrifying ways. And it’s all set to a peppy pop song called ‘New Romance.’ Want to see a famous actor partially decapitated by a record shot out of an exploding jukebox? Delights such as that are waiting below.  Read More »

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Final Destination isn’t the kind of franchise that surprises — if you’ve seen any of the four previous installments, you probably already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Final Destination 5. We were treated to a 3-D clip from the upcoming film, showing that scene familiar from any Final Destination movie: the moment when one of the characters has a horrifying vision of death, prompting him to get off the airplane / highway / roller coaster / stands / bus just before it comes true. Read details of the footage after the jump.

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‘Final Destination 5′ Trailer #2

The other day in a post about the trailer for The Myth of the American Sleepover I mused about how memories of first love are one of the batteries that powers cinema. Well, one of the other batteries is the thrill of seeing another human bite it. And so enter the Final Destination series, which since the first sequel has been defying its own name while drawing in audiences happy to spend 90 minutes watching a cast of young hopefuls being offed in creative ways.

The fifth film in the series opens in just over a month, and you can see the second full trailer for Final Destination 5 after the break. Read More »

What adult woman brings a teddy bear to comfort her during Lasik? Thankfully, the answer is: one of the characters in Final Destination 5. The trailer for the fifth film in the ‘kids cheat death’ series is out and it shows what happens when you mess with death and then put yourself in the path of lasers and hot tar, or settle down for a nice acupuncture session. Check the trailer after the break but be aware — spoiler! — David Koechner‘s fate is revealed. Read More »

The J. Edgar casting train keeps on chugging. Clint Eastwood is in the midst of shooting his J. Edgar Hoover biopic, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and Armie Hammer as Hoover’s colleague and reported lover Clyde Tolson, but more and more actors continue to fill out the cast. First Stephen Root was added, then Jeffrey Donovan (of Burn Notice fame) joined, and now Miles Fisher has made the list as well. Fisher probably won’t be familiar to many of you, but he was recently cast as one of the leads in Final Destination 5, and has also appeared in shows such as Mad Men and Gossip Girl. (Amusing side notes: He also played Tom Cruise in Superhero Movie, and starred in that Pinkberry: The Movie video that made rounds last summer.)

More on Fisher’s role after the break, along with a casting update for the Amanda Seyfried thriller Gone. Read More »

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Over the past week there has been some casting movement on 5nal Destination, aka the fifth Final Destination movie. We haven’t reported some of it because, well, the movie was called 5nal Destination. And after the last couple films in the series, mustering up enthusiasm for this one is difficult. (Though there might be some reason to hope for a better outcome this time. More on that in a moment.)

Now, in addition to a couple more names, including the returning Tony Todd and surprising addition of David Koechner, there’s vague suggestion that someone in marketing or production has come to their senses and the film could be backing away from that ridiculous title. Read More »

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Su-su-Suri. In a new interview with Black Book, director Mary Harron dryly shares the revelation that Christian Bale‘s inspiration for his pretty-damn-legendary performance in her American Psycho was none other than Tom Cruise. What’s more, there is previous online precedent to connect Cruise’s go-getter, ’80s attitude and famous physical regimen with Patrick Bateman‘s yuppie, psychopathic shell. After the jump, we have Harron’s very candid remark, as well as the actor who so embodies this strange, pop culture duality…

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“Hey, that guy is me!”

As much as I will forever remain a fan of Tracy Morgan’s “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,” I won’t be checking out Superhero Movie in theaters this weekend. Insert commenter saying, “yeah Hunter, but it’s still worth a torrent.” But Slashfilm would like to salute young actor and Harvard alum Miles Fisher for easily giving the best impression of Tom Cruise we’ve ever seen in the yuk-yuk comic book spoof. The nostalgic mannerisms, the curious energy, the perma-grin, the laser beam concentration and the confident laugh of a motivated, nicely groomed champion are all here. Word is The Cruise slays in this summer’s Tropic Thunder, but until then, bask in Fisher’s superhero-worthy performance. Bonus star stickers for nailing it without rocking the signature Wayfarers!

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Discuss: Is it just me or is Fisher nearly impersonating Christian Bale impersonating Tom Cruise?

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