Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’d be an exaggeration to say that Rachel McAdams owes her career to Nicholas Sparks, but only somewhat. Along with Mean Girls, it was her starring turn in The Notebook that really established her as an in-demand young actress. So perhaps it’s out of gratitude that she’s returned to Sparks territory for The Vow, another predictably weepy romance penned by the bestselling author.
There’s no such excuse for fellow Sparks veteran Channing Tatum‘s decision to join her, seeing as he was doing just fine before he starred in last year’s Dear John, and has been doing even better ever since. Then again, getting paid millions to sing along to Meat Loaf and make out with McAdams is probably its own reward.
Directed by Michael Sucsy, The Vow follows a devoted husband (Tatum) as he attempts to woo his wife (McAdams) back when a coma wipes out the last five years of her memories — including the entirety of their courtship. More details after the jump.
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Terrence Malick news has been plentiful of late. I’d almost feel uneasy about this — a flurry of activity from a guy known for completing an average of one film every decade — if it wasn’t so pleasant. Yesterday we got the announcement of two new films from the director, Lawless and Knight of Cups. Those both feature Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, as well as a handful of other actors.
Those are two of Malick’s four upcoming potential films. Another one is the IMAX doc Voyage of Time, of which we’ve heard rumblings for a few years and is supposedly still going to be finished. And then there’s a movie that is already shot: the Untitled Terrence Malick Project, which has also been referred to as The Burial. That one features Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem, Olga Kurylenko and Rachel Weisz. It was shot last year, with some reshoots taking place this past spring, and is in post-production. In true Malick form, reliable details on that movie have been hard to come by. In the wake of yesterday’s bombshell announcement, some new info did come to light, however, and it is after the break. Read More »
As we’re already halfway through October, we’ll soon see a deluge of new marketing materials for films being released in the coveted holiday window. Kicking things off is a new trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This one uses all the same light comedy and heavy speed ramping that was in the first trailer, and confirms that Rachel McAdams returns for at least a cameo. (Unless that is new co-star Noomi Rapace disguised as McAdams, which seems unlikely.) No glimpse of Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes, sadly, but we do get to see more of Jared Harris (Mad Men) as arch-villan Dr. Moriarty.
The trailer doesn’t show us a lot more of the interaction between Holmes and Watson (Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law) beyond what we saw in previous video, choosing instead to emphasize action. Check it out below and try to determine whether or not Ritchie and writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have managed to inject a little more heart into this sequel.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s tough to think of a director more suited to adapt Claire Messud‘s acclaimed “disenchanted upper class New Yorkers” novel than Noah Baumbach, so it’s a bummer to hear that the filmmaker has now pulled out of the project. On the plus side, his replacement sounds like an interesting, if not quite as obvious, choice — Scott Cooper, who made his directorial debut with 2009′s Crazy Heart and hasn’t helmed another picture since. More details after the jump.
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Some of you — and you’ll know who you are immediately — just got plans locked in for your 2012 Valentine’s Day. That’s when The Vow will release, allowing us to watch Channing Tatum make one hundred minutes worth of earnest faces as he tries to win back the love of his wife (Rachel McAdams), who doesn’t remember anything of her former life after an accident. And then Scott Speedman enters the picture, and makes things even worse. The trailer below will let you know exactly what The Vow is promising to deliver.
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The past couple years have been slightly confusing with respect to Terrence Malick‘s slate of new films. We knew he was making The Tree of Life, which opens limited this weekend after premiering last week at Cannes, where it won the Palme d’Or. For some time it also seemed like he had spun some Tree ideas off into a separate IMAX film (possibly a documentary) called Voyage of Time. But as the release of The Tree of Life approached, all talk of and info on Voyage of Time seemed to dry up. Had the movie been absorbed back into Tree, in the form of that film’s cosmic sequences?
Apparently not. Producer Bill Pohlad spoke to press in Hollywood this evening for the local premiere of The Tree of Life, and he said that Terrence Malick still wants to make the IMAX film. Actress Jessica Chastain was also on hand, and she spoke a bit about working with the director, and the small part she shot for his other upcoming film, a modern drama that has been tentatively called The Burial. Read More »
Woody Allen‘s star-studded new film, Midnight in Paris, will be world-premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May and now we’ve got our first look at the film. Yahoo Movies has premiered the trailer for the romance starring Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fullerby, Carla Bruni, and Léa Seydoux which opens in New York and Los Angeles on May 20. Check out the new trailer and poster after the break. Read More »
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Terrence Malick‘s untitled romance has apparently finished shooting and The Hollywood Reporter has our first look at an image from the film. The top secret film, featuring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Javier Bardem and Olga Kurylenko, has had a cast in place for over a year. We even wrote about some secretive shooting that took place in Oklahoma this September and while we still have to wait until May for Malick’s next film, The Tree of Life, check out the full image from Malick’s subsequent romance after the jump. Read More »