If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology class, you’ve probably heard of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment. The idea behind the experiment was to take student volunteers and put them into a simulated jail where some of the students were made to be prisoners and others were made to be guards. The intention was to study human nature, but those conducting the experiment didn’t realize the humanity part of the experiment would go out the window so quickly.
The aptly titled indie The Stanford Prison Experiment chronicles the results of the test as the unfold, and the result is an unnerving drama that shows you how prison, whether you’re a prisoner or a guard, can change a person entirely.
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The filming locations of two big sequels lead this edition of Sequel Bits. Read about those, and the following stories, below:
- Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will shoot in Australia in February.
- Star Trek 3 will primarily be shooting in Vancouver, BC.
- Dredd actress Olivia Thirlby tells fans she wants to make Dredd 2.
- Justified actor Jacob Lofland latest to join The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
- Check out a new photo of Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 7.
- John Cho isn’t sure the whole cast would come back for Star Trek 4.
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Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Kevin Hart is angling to become the king of the January box office. His $41 million opening weekend for Ride Along earlier this year was the biggest ever for that month, and in fact was so impressive that a sequel has already been slotted for the same weekend in 2016. In between those is next year’s The Wedding Ringer, another buddy comedy.
This one stars Hart as a best man for hire who takes on one especially challenging client played by Josh Gad. Hijinks ensue, misunderstandings take place, and in the end, it’s safe to assume, lessons are learned about friendship, love, life, etc. Watch the new The Wedding Ringer trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Although he’s still known as small-screen sweetheart Jim Halpert on The Office, John Krasinski‘s also been building up his film resume with about a dozen films in the past five years. Most of them have landed on the lighter end of the comedy-drama spectrum, but his starring turn in the Sundance indie Nobody Walks sees him traveling into somewhat heavier territory.
Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt play a married couple whose lives are disrupted when a beautiful acquaintance named Martine (Olivia Thirlby) comes to stay with them in LA. Krasinski’s character soon finds himself irresistibly drawn to her, as his wife and teenage stepdaughter (India Ennenga) are dealing with illicit longings and impulses of their own. Nobody Walks is the third feature directed by Ry Russo-Young, who seems to be moving away from her mumblecore roots with this polished picture. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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The Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd is gone. Long live Karl Urban’s Dredd. Urban is the star of the latest incarnation of the popular cult comic character and, with the help of director Pete Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland, makes the role his own in a film that’s incredibly tight, stylized, bloody and fun.
Dredd, which will be released September 21, had one of its first screenings at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and the /Film crew was there. Check out our video blog review below. Read More »
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I spent so much time reading 2000AD and Judge Dredd comics in my youth that I can’t help but be interested in a new film built around the scowling, perpetually helmeted law officer from Mega City One. The 1995 movie starring Sylvester Stallone had a few good moments, but didn’t really hit the mark… and I’ve still watched it more than once.
So let’s hope the new Dredd, starring Karl Urban as the title character and Olivia Thirlby as his associate Judge Anderson, is a little better. The movie, directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) and written by Alex Garland (Sunshine, 28 Days Later), opens in September, and the first trailer hits tomorrow. But right now we’ve got a minor smattering of footage, showing Dredd in action. Read More »
The first trailer for Dredd, the new film based around long-running 2000 AD comic character Judge Dredd, is going to hit on Thursday. So those eager to see whether this film can erase the stain of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone version of the character will get some idea of its potential very soon.
In the meantime we’ve got a few new set photos from the movie, which features Karl Urban as Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson. We haven’t seen much of Thirlby so far, and one of the three set pics below does show her alongside Urban. Those who’ve been concerned about the costume designs for the film (“the helmets are too big!” some shout) may find that the images below are also more promising than others have been. We’ll get a much better idea when the trailer hits this week. Read More »
Dredd, the new Judge Dredd film from director Pete Travis and writer/producer Alex Garland, is still something of a mystery. We’ve seen a few photos from the movie, but no footage as of yet. Producers and the US distributor Lionsgate are keeping a tight rein on things until we get a bit closer to the film’s September 21 release date.
Today we’ve got four new photos, however. One might be the best look yet at Karl Urban as Judge Dredd, the cop/judge/executioner who patrols a beat in the ultra-violent Mega-City One. Another shows his associate Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) either delivering a point-blank headshot, or trying to pin down a perp as someone else delivers a killing shot. So this film will definitely be more hardcore than the 1995 Judge Dredd? It would seem so. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
After a promising start that included sweet, gentle About a Boy, Paul Weitz‘s career hasn’t been doing so well these past few years. His more recent work include American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak, and Little Fockers, none of which are exactly creative smashes. But if the moving trailer for his next project, Being Flynn, is any indication, Weitz could be on his way up again.
Based on Nick Flynn‘s acclaimed memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Being Flynn centers around the relationship between a young writer (Paul Dano) and his absentee father (De Niro). The two cross paths one night at a homeless shelter, where the son works and the dad is seeking a room. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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