There’s nothing like having super friends to make you a special superhero movie trailer based on a comic book you wrote when you were a 10-year-old nerd.
That’s what a flushed Jimmy Kimmel received on his 50th birthday, courtesy of Ben Affleck (his on-and-off boyfriend and actual superhero actor in the upcoming Justice League) and J.J. Abrams. They teamed up with a slew of familiar actors and comedians to create the ultimate superhero team: the Terrific Ten. The Terrific Ten are an invention of 10-year-old Kimmel’s mind, only existing on the worn-out pages of a comic book drawn by the prepubescent talk show host. Until last night.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we let the Duplass brothers take us into the world of animals and insects, unbox the world of people who can taste color, head to Uganda for shirtless dudes kicking ass, catch up with Tommy from Snatch and find he’s ready to throw down, and get to know a Nobel-laureate who has a fascinating tale to tell.
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Everyone knows Louis C.K. as a brilliant comedian. Fewer people know him as a talented director. C.K. had been in the entertainment industry for decades before finally hitting the mainstream with his amazing stand-up and his FX TV show Louie. He wrote on several popular TV shows and directed short films for a long time, culminating in the 2001 cult film Pootie Tang.
In 1998 C.K. wrote and directed his first film called Tomorrow Night, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It starred then-newcomers Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, JB Smoove, Wanda Sykes and many others, but didn’t get picked up for distribution. This February, C.K. is finally going to release the film on his official website, for $5. Read more and check out the trailer below. Read More »
Since the run-up to the release of Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age in 2002, the best spokesman — spokesanimal? — for the film series has been a creature that can barely speak. The acorn-obsessed Scrat, a sabre-toothed squirrel, has starred in trailers and shorts and is one of the most consistently entertaining parts of the actual films. With the latest film in the series, Ice Age: Continental Drift, hitting theaters in July 2012, Fox and Blue Sky are way ahead of the curve in getting the word out. The first part of the short Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up showed up way back in January of this year, and now we’ve got the conclusion. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
If you’re looking forward to The Muppets as much as I am — and really, who isn’t excited about this film? — this post will definitely put a smile on your face. Over the weekend, Disney released a slew of new tidbits about the upcoming film, including character descriptions, hi-res promo pics, stills, and trivia bits.
Directed by James Bobin (The Flight of the Conchords) and starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, and just about every Muppet you can think of, the film follows Gary (Segel) and his brother Walter (a brand-new puppet created for the film) as they journey to Los Angeles and work with the Muppets to save the Muppet Theater from devious oil baron Tex Richman (Cooper). Check out images and details after the jump.
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Sometimes there’s no way to make a casting roundup conform to any sort of sense. Such is the case here, as we’ve got info on a wild reality-based political thriller set in 1979, an animated sequel, and an indie family drama with a very unlikely cast. In other words, after the break you’ll find info on:
- Monsters star Scoot McNairy joining Ben Affleck’s Argo,
- Nick Frost and seven hundred other actors doing voices for the fourth theatrical Ice Age movie,
- and an indie called Little Boy, which has Kevin James and Emily Watson set to star.
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As if Jeremy Renner doesn’t have enough stuff to do. But hell, the big steaming pile of sequels to the Ice Age films should help someone, so why not a handful of actors? (And animators and loads of technicians, which is also a good thing.) DreamWorks is setting the voice cast for the fourth Ice Age movie, aka Ice Age: Continental Drift (not an educational film, so don’t worry, kids) and Jeremy Renner is among the new additions. Read More »
The new movie trailer for Evan Almighty is now online. I wasn’t a fan of the first one but Steve Carell can work wonders and the new trailer shows promise.
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Director Tom Shadyac’s follow-up to Bruce Almighty stars Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham, John Goodman, John Michael Higgins, Jimmy Bennett, Wanda Sykes and Jonah Hill. Evan Almighty hits theaters on June 22, 2007.
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The trailer for Universal Pictures’ Bruce Almighty sequel, Evan Almighty, will premiere during NBC’s Night at the Office three hour marathon event.
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