I’m not going to assume that this is true for everyone, but I think a lot of people in my generation and the one or two that follow me have had the “it’s just different now” marriage conversation with some elder family members. For many couples, it takes a lot longer to get to the point where marriage seems like the best step to take, and even after getting engaged, the path to the altar isn’t always a short one.

So here are Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, the team behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the co-writers of The Muppets, to toy with that generational attitude towards marriage in The Five-Year Engagement. Based on this new trailer, the film appears to take a gently comic approach to telling the story of a couple (Segel and Emily Blunt) whose nuptials are continually preempted by other life events. Check it out below. Read More »

Just yesterday we saw one vision of the Lizard from Marc Webb‘s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man via the magic of a Pez dispenser. Now we’ve got what appears to be concept art of the character — this may be a bit early, but it is also very close to what we saw on screen at Comic Con this past summer. Check it out in full below. Read More »

How does Rhys Ifans view his character, the Lizard, in The Amazing Spider-Man? What did Henry Cavill have to say about those shirtless Man of Steel set pictures that have been floating around? Want to see more images of Matthew Modine and Joseph Gordon Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises? Can Jonathan Nolan comment on that film and when might we see the next trailer? Read about that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

What does James McAvoy have to say about a sequel to X-Men: First Class? Did Michael Shannon reveal any General Zod details from Man of Steel? Want to hear what Rhys Ifans‘ The Lizard might sound like in The Amazing Spider-Man? Can we finally put the question of Captain America 2‘s timeline to bed? How can you win a trip to the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance world premiere? Read about this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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‘Anonymous’ Trailer #2

Roland Emmerich‘s new film, the ‘who really wrote Shakespeare’s plays’ conspiracy tale Anonymous, got a little prestige bump when it was programmed as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. But let’s face it: as much as we celebrate TIFF, and with very good reason, a festival packed with hundreds of films is going to spotlight a few clunkers. Will Anonymous be one of those?

A second trailer has dropped for the picture, and it retains the Radiohead track (‘Everything in its Right Place’) that scored the first trailer, but significantly ups the silliness factor. This trailer might not give you much of an idea about the actual story in the film, but it will offer the heads-up that it is all very, very serious. Read More »

Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly leading the pack of actresses vying for David O. Russell‘s The Silver Linings Playbook, ahead of the likes of seemingly every rising (or recently risen) starlet in town. Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough, and Olivia Wilde were all among Lawrence’s competitors for the part. If the deal closes, Lawrence would begin shooting this fall after The Hunger Games wraps.

Based on a novel by Matthew Quick, the film will star Mark Wahlberg as a former high school teacher who’s just been released from a four-year stint at a mental institution, into the care of his mother. Lawrence would be playing a troubled young widow who eventually becomes a love interest for Wahlberg’s character. [ThePlaylist]

After the jump, Annette Bening mothers Kristen Wiig and Rhys Ifans gives some disappointing news.

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Rhys Ifans Cast in ‘Bond 23′

The twenty-third James Bond movie, for now simply called Bond 23, will start shooting in a few months, and we know next to nothing about it. The film will be Daniel Craig‘s third outing as Bond, this time under the direction of Sam Mendes. Judi Dench will return as M, Naomie Harris will reportedly play Miss Moneypenny, and Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes should have roles as well.

The Telegraph now says that Rhys Ifans is set for the film, and that it will shoot largely in South Africa. Without knowing any more about the script (by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, possibly with Closer writer Patrick Marber doing some work as well), or indeed knowing if this is confirmed, all I can offer is, ‘great choice.’ Mr. Ifans is a versatile, slightly unusual actor, and he’d be a compliment to the new Bond cast.  In the meantime, he has a couple other big films coming out before Bond 23: he’s the Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, and stars in Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare conspiracy movie Anonymous. Bond 23 is set for release October 26 in the UK and November 9 in the rest of the world. [via Bleeding Cool]