This weekend Melissa McCarthy enters secret agent territory as the unlikely hero Susan Cooper in the action comedy Spy. And while the trailers seem to indicate that she’s probably not the best woman for the job, she did get us thinking about the best spies in the business.
There have been plenty of spies on the big screen, from James Bond to Jason Bourne, and I decided to count down the Top 15 Best Movie Spies that we’ve seen throughout the years. However, you won’t find the likes of real-life spies whose life stories have been adapted for film. Instead, this is a collection of fictional spies from the movies. So with that out of the way, let’s count down the Top 15 Movies spies after the jump. Read More »
It’s not quite “Grumpy Old Men on the Appalachian Trail,” but A Walk in the Woods mines the memoir by Bill Bryson for the story of two old guys, played by Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, as reconnected friends of old who take to the two-thousand mile trail. The adventure is an excuse for some light, genial comedy as the two struggle through nature, and a few great comic actors, such as Kristen Schaal and Nick Offerman even show up to lend a hand once in a while. You’ll see it all on display in this A Walk in the Woods trailer. Read More »
Lucasfilm is finally cracking down on Force Awakens leaks. That’s just one of the news bits in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Lucasfilm has filed a lawsuit against an Internet user who posted images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- British actor Aidan Cook may be in The Force Awakens as a creature actor.
- George Lucas appeared at the Sundance Film Festival and didn’t have nice things to say about Hollywood.
- Freddie Prinze Jr. Talks Star Wars Rebels Season One and Two, which will be nearly double the length.
- Billy Dee Williams will return as Lando in Star Wars Rebels.
- See a preview of Marvel’s Star Wars #2.
- Oscar Isaac has some strong words about fan reaction to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- How did Star Wars: The Force Awakens take over Toy Fair in Germany?
- A huge batch of potential plot spoilers for The Force Awakens have made it online.
- There are also some possible descriptions of Han, Leia and Chewbacca’s costumes in the film.
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Posted on Friday, November 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard is about to log some time with a different kind of big, scaly beast. She’s just entered talks for Pete’s Dragon, David Lowery‘s remake of the 1977 Disney original. Robert Redford, Oona Laurence, and Oakes Fegley also star.
Hit the jump for more details on the Bryce Dallas Howard Petes Dragon casting, plus new details on the film’s New Zealand shoot. Read More »
The Pete’s Dragon in the works over at Disney has found a high-profile co-star to spin some tales about dragons. David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) is co-writing and directing the new take on the old story, and Robert Redford is now in talks to play one of the film’s important characters. Along with that news comes a few details on the new setting of the story. Read More »
After years of anticipation and months of controversy, Peyton Reed‘s Ant-Man starts filming on Monday, August 18. Then it’ll be a race to the finish as the director will have less than a year to complete the film, which is set for release July 17, 2015. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for improvisation, but in between Edgar Wright leaving the project and the start of shooting, a lot of work has been done to change the film and also add more connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Latino Review now reports on a few characters which will potentially cameo in the film, connecting Ant-Man to the larger world both in the movies and on TV. Read about the Ant-Man cameos below. Read More »
Walt Disney Pictures has released a new deleted/extended scene from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The scene, which would have taken place in the second half of the movie (so, yeah, spoiler warning) features Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) disabling security protocols and dumping S.H.I.E.L.D. data onto the internet. Everything on Hydra, everything on S.H.I.E.L.D. — everything.
This also means that Natasha Romanoff would also be revealing a lot of her own secrets. The secrets tease a look at Black Widow’s Marvel Cinematic Universe backstory. Could it have been seeds for an eventual Black Widow movie prequel? Watch the deleted/extended scene and lets explore the possibilities further after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Having helped dramatize the Watergate scandal in All the President’s Men, Robert Redford will also bring the so-called “Rathergate” scandal to life in a new movie. Redford is attached to play Dan Rather in Truth, about the controversy that marred the end of the newscaster’s network career.
He’ll be joined by Cate Blanchett, who’ll play Rather’s former producer Mary Mapes. The memoir penned by the real-life Mapes, Truth and Duty: The Press, The President, and the Privilege of Power, serves as the film’s source material. The film marks screenwriter James Vanderbilt‘s directorial debut. Hit the jump for more details.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a big movie. Big in scope, dense in story, and pivotal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. It continues the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), also known as Captain America, as he begins to return to “normal” life after saving the world with some friends in The Avengers. He’s joined by fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), a soldier turned friend Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and a slew of others including, but not limited to, characters played by Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford, Frank Grillo, Georges St. Pierre, Cobie Smulders and Hayley Atwell. Like I said, it’s a big movie.
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo do a solid job of molding all these moving parts into a story that, for the most part, makes sense. But even when the story gets a little too complicated and the exposition a bit too wordy, it’s quickly saved by its entertaining action and continual narrative twists. Many of these will change everything you thought you knew about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And I’m not just talking about the two credits scenes. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fun, worthy, if slightly bulky entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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In July of 2013 I took a short trip to Marvel Studios in Manhattan Beach to visit the Captain America: The Winter Soldier set. While on the studio lot, I got a chance to chat with the cast and crew; I learned some of the secrets of the movie and about the making of the film. After the jump you will read over 40 things I learned during my visit to the Captain America: The Winter Soldier set. Marvel has also provided us with some photos to premiere from the production. And elsewhere on /Film, you can read full transcripts of our roundtable interviews with the actors, writers and directors.
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