Archive for March, 2014:

AFF 2014: THE CONGRESS Review

Ari Folman's The Congress is a trip in more ways than one.  It's visuals are lush and its ideas are rich.  Like Folman's previous film, Waltz with Bashir, the writer-director isn't using animation only as visual expression, but also bolsters the themes by using the form in the first place.  The filmmaker carefully builds his movie like a house of cards by trying to use the acting profession as a spring board and then expanding it to an exploration of […]
March 31, 2014

MGM Developing New Live-Action/CG-Animated PINK PANTHER Movie; David Silverman to Direct

Continuing with its recent model of mining older properties for content, MGM is moving forward with a new take on The Pink Panther.  Heat Vision reports that the studio is developing a live-action/animation hybrid iteration of the classic character, with The Simpsons Movie director David Silverman onboard to take the helm.  The focus of the new movie will be on the titular panther himself instead of inspector Jacques Clouseau, and The Simpsons writer Michael Price is in talks to pen […]
March 31, 2014

Sir Anthony Hopkins Talks NOAH, Working with Darren Aronofsky, Filming in Iceland, If He Knows When He’s Playing Odin Next, and More

Now playing in theaters is director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah.  As most of you already know, the film is Aronofsky’s take on the Great Flood story from the Bible, with Russell Crowe assuming the role of a man who is told by God that Earth’s population will be wiped out by a flood.  The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth.  For more on Noah, here’s 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, 30 images, a featurette, and all our previous coverage. At the […]
March 31, 2014

ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR Giveaway

Opening exclusively in select IMAX and IMAX 3D theaters on April 4th is the documentary feature Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar.  Directed by David Douglas and narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film takes audiences deep into the remote and wondrous world of Madgascar, which is home to the highly endangered lemurs, an animal that first arrived on the island as a castaway millions of years ago before evolving into hundreds of diverse species.  The IMAX and IMAX 3D technology provides a […]
March 31, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Her Reaction to the Script, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and More

With directors Joe and Anthony Russo's Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening in North America this weekend, every day this week I'll be posting a video interview for the film.  In the fantastic sequel, we find Captain America (Chris Evans) joining forces with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to expose a conspiracy, fight off professional assassins, and battle a new enemy, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).  Loaded with amazing action, a fantastic script, and great character moments, Captain America: The […]
March 31, 2014

Ben Stiller in Early Talks to Join Alan Ball’s I AM CHIPPENDALES; Still Interested in Directing THE CURRENT WAR

Ben Stiller may soon be adding “Chippendales choreographer” to his resume.  Deadline reports that Stiller is in early talks to take a lead role in writer/director Alan Ball’s upcoming drama I Am Chippendales.  Though at first glance the pic may seem like a cheap Magic Mike cash-in, Chippendales tells the odd true story of gas-station-attendant-turned-Chippendales-co-founder Steve Banerjee.  An immigrant to the U.S., Banerjee became inundated with excess and riches, growing paranoid and eventually hiring a hit man to murder a […]
March 31, 2014

Norman Reedus Joins TRIPLE NINE; Byung-hun Lee Boards TERMINATOR: GENESIS; Jonny Weston Gets TAKEN 3; TUMBLEDOWN Fills out Its Cast

Here's the latest casting news of the day: Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat's Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot. Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor's Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt. Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton's Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker. Sean Mewshaw's Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard […]
March 31, 2014

First Red-Band Trailer for SEX TAPE Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel

Sony Pictures has released the first red-band trailer for director Jake Kasdan's (Bad Teacher) comedy Sex Tape.  The film stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has accidentally been uploaded to the cloud, set out to delete the video from the iPads of their friends and family and ensure that their reputations aren't ruined.  Segel and Diaz look to have solid chemistry as the lead comedic duo, and it's promising to […]
March 31, 2014

X-Men Days of Future Past TV Spot: Are We Destined to Destroy Each Other?

The first TV spot for X-Men: Days of Future Past picks up where the last X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer left us and features Patrick Stewart’s Professor X asking a very important question: Are we destined to destroy each other? X-Men: Days of Future Past TV Spot The spot arrived during the record-breaking season finale of Walking Dead, and we could not think of a better way to introduce those 15 million-plus viewers to the summer movie they need […]
March 31, 2014

The Incredibles 2: Samuel L. Jackson to Return as Frozone!

We were beyond delighted when it was announced that The Incredibles 2 is coming soon! Now, Samuel L. Jackson has said that his character, Frozone, will be part of the ongoing adventures of our favorite superhero family! Jackson is doing press for his upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and addressed the return of his character. To say he is thrilled is a gross understatement. "Every time I run into Brad (Bird) he always tells me Frozone is going to […]
March 31, 2014