It’s been over a year and a half since we learned that Fox Searchlight was teaming with producer DeVon Franklin for a movie about Richard Montanez, the man who invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. That might sound like a desperate attempt to craft a movie with built-in advertising for one of the most popular snacks on shelves today, but the story of the man behind Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is an inspiring and true rags-to-riches story, and thankfully, Mexican-American multi-hyphenate Eva Longoria will be directing. Read More »
For all the kids who watched Nickelodeon’s younger-skewing programming from Nick Jr. anytime from the year 2000 through 2014, now is the time for your nostalgic moment.
The educational animated series Dora the Explorer has been turned into a live-action adventure film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon. Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Moner is playing the titular adventurer in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and even though her parents send her off on an adventure to experience public school for the first time, of course she gets caught up in the search for an ancient city. Watch the Dora the Explorer movie trailer below. Read More »
The live-action Dora the Explorer movie, which remains a real thing that is actually happening, just added a new cast member. Eva Longoria will play Dora’s mother, Mrs. The Explorer (although technically speaking her character’s name is Elena).
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Garry Marshall’s 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell amnesia comedy gets updated for 2018 with Overboard. This new take on the material reverses the genders of the leads, but mostly tells the same story – with more pratfalls. Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez and Eva Longoria star. Watch the Overboard trailer remake below.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Angie Han
You might remember that a few years ago, Peruvian filmmaker Ricardo de Monteuil made waves with his sci-fi short film The Raven. Not long after, he signed on to direct the coming-of-age drama Lowriders, and today the first trailer for that film has arrived.
War for the Planet of the Apes‘ Gabriel Chavarria stars as Danny, a Mexican-American teenage graffiti artist growing up among the colorful lowrider car culture of East LA. His dreams put him at odds with his father (Demián Bichir), a garage owner who hopes his son will follow in his footsteps. Also starring are Theo Rossi as Danny’s troublemaker brother, Eva Longoria as their new stepmom, and Melissa Benoist and Tony Revolori as Danny’s friends. Watch the Lowriders trailer below. Read More »
Enjoyment of the work of Ed Harris and Michael Peña looks like the primary reason to watch the politicized Frontera. In the thriller, an illegal Mexican immigrant (Peña) is accused of the murder of an Arizona woman. Her widower husband, a former Sheriff played by Harris, starts to look into the case, and finds that there are multiple layers of information no one is talking about. Watch the Frontera trailer below. Read More »
If you’ve ever wanted a redneck Boondock Saints, or some vague approximation of an offshoot from Smokin’ Aces featuring the Tremor Brothers, then The Baytown Outlaws is probably your movie. If you haven’t wanted either of those things, then… well, watch out.
We saw a sales trailer for the film back in April that was a lot like the new one that arrived today. This new trailer is a bit more polished, but ultimately it is selling the same movie. This is the sort of thing that you’re probably going to either be desperate to see after watching the trailer, or you won’t want to touch it ever, for any reason. Read More »
If you told me that The Baytown Disco was written and shot in the late ’90s, some time in between the debut of Guy Ritchie and The Boondock Saints, I would believe it without question. This so-called Southern-fried thriller features three grimy redneck killers (Clayne Crawford, Travis Fimmel, Daniel Cudmore) hired by Eva Longoria to rescue her godson from Billy Bob Thornton. Oh, and there is a crew of assassins made up of strippers. Barry Battles directed from the script he wrote with co-star Griffin Hood.
This trailer (which looks like a sales trailer, rather than a final sales pitch meant for the general public) features an overload of ’90s gangster cliches: foul-mouthed assassins! Cartoonish still-frame character introductions! Worldly conversations! Eccentric crews of killers! There’s even a White Zombie song and Michael Rappaport. (And a little bit of A Perfect World, just to cover all bases.) If you’ve been looking for a successor to The Boondock Saints, this is probably it, with all the meanings that statement implies. Read More »
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In a casting break from a week or so back we announced quite a few names for The Baytown Disco, which has Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria starring in a story of ” three redneck brothers who get more than they bargained for when agreeing to help a woman get her son back from his seemingly abusive father.”
Daniel Cudmore and Travis Fimmel were just cast as two of those brothers; the previously cast Clayne Crawford will be the third. Andrew Barugher has also been added, but we don’t know for what role. Barry Battles co-write the script with Griffin Hood, and he’ll direct the film in Lousiana starting next week. [THR]
After the break, Amanda Seyfried gets company in Gone and Jane Levy (pictured above) joins a comedy. Read More »
Summit is pinning some hopes on Stephen Chbosky‘s adaptation of his own novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The project has been waiting for Emma Watson to be finished with Harry Potter so she can play a lead role, and also has Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman and Paul Rudd in the cast. (Logan Lerman is the titular wallflower.) Now Nina Dobrev is going to jump into the cast from The Vampire Diaries as a character named Candace. [Deadline]
After the break, Billy Bob Thornton goes to the disco, and Fox hires more cast for Chronicle. Read More »