Archive for May, 2014:

Weekend Movie Preview: May 30, 2014

The last weekend movie preview for May closes out the month with two films that could not be more polar opposites! Angelina Jolie channels one of Disney's most iconic villains in the live action Maleficent -- which tells the origins story of the evildoer from Sleeping Beauty. Then, Seth MacFarlane returns to the big screen after the huge success he had with Ted with a Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West. Let's break it down! Maleficent: This is not your grandmother's […]
May 30, 2014

The Hunger Games Exhibit: Coming to a Museum Near You!

Fans of The Hunger Games movie series based on the blockbuster book will now have a chance to experience the world firsthand. Lionsgate has announced plans for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition that will put you firmly in Panem where you'll get to feel what Katniss feels! The state-of-the-art exhibition will feature interactive displays of props, authentic costumes and other elements that make The Hunger Games movie experience perfectly palpable. You might even have those The Hunger Games quotes running through your […]
May 30, 2014

This Is Where I Leave You Trailer: Tina Fey & Jason Bateman Are Comic Siblings!

The trailer for This Is Where I Leave You has arrived and it has immediately become one of our most anticipated movies of the fall. The September 12 release stars Tina Fey and Jason Bateman as siblings who return home when their father dies. Bateman’s character is in a rut. His wife cheated on him with his boss and now he heads home feeling rather worthless. Who better to cheer you up (or make you feel worse?) than your family? […]
May 30, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Josh Brolin Cast to Voice Thanos, Will Appear in Future Films

Josh Brolin has been added to the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy to voice the legendary Marvel villain Thanos. But, this announcement really isn’t about the film that’s teased in that brilliant Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. It’s about the future of Marvel movies. Don’t look for Thanos to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but do expect him to be the baddie in Avengers 3. Latino Review broke the story and it surely has Marvel fans in a tizzy, […]
May 30, 2014

Maleficent Review: Angelina Jolie Spreads Villain’s Maternal Wings

Maleficent may be the “origins” story of the Sleeping Beauty villain, but do not go in expecting Angelina Jolie to channel the most evil parts of one of the more feared Disney villains in cinematic history. Instead, we get a woman bent on revenge, justice and surprisingly one who is driven by maternal emotions. We meet Maleficent as director Robert Stromberg and screenwriter Linda Woolverton paint a picture of a pair of kingdoms living side by side. One is inhabited […]
May 30, 2014

A Million Ways to Die in the West Review: Seth MacFarlane Finds the Western Funny

Seth MacFarlane surprised a whole lot of people with the success of Ted. It instantly became one of those comedies that had people saying Ted quotes ad nauseam. Expectations could not be higher for his follow-up, A Million Ways to Die in the West. MacFarlane is clearly inspired by both Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) and John Ford (pick any one of his Westerns), and as such, he has crafted a comedy-western that is equal parts of both. MacFarlane stars as […]
May 30, 2014

5 Franchises That Are Rebooting For the Future

Hollywood loves a franchise and studios also love to give audiences names that are familiar packaged anew. So, why not reboot a franchise and Tinseltown gets a win-win? A familiar name and a brand new franchise that still has a moniker everyone knows with characters that are all too known in pop culture. There are five notable franchises that are getting the reboot treatment as those behind it eye a new future for their cash cows.  We name 5 franchises […]
May 29, 2014

A Walk Among the Tombstones Trailer: Liam Neeson Fights Against "Monsters"

“These guys are monsters,” so says Liam Neeson (currently seen in A Million Ways to Die in the West) in the first trailer for his upcoming thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones. A Walk Among the Tombstones Trailer Neeson plays a former NYPD officer who now is an “unlicensed” private detective who does favors for people in return for gifts. When a man approaches him to find the men who kidnapped and murdered his wife, he is drawn into a deadly game […]
May 29, 2014

Maleficent Exclusive: Sam Riley Talks Being in “Hog Heaven!”

In Maleficent, Sam Riley plays Diaval, who is essentially the right-hand man to the Angelina Jolie character. Those who remember the original Sleeping Beauty surely recall the raven that is ever present. In Maleficent, Jolie turns the raven into a man (and several other creatures too seen in the Maleficent trailer) and we got to catch up with Riley for an exclusive chat about the entire experience. Riley talked Jolie as acting partner and how her many accomplishments had many […]
May 29, 2014

The Book of Life Trailer: Guillermo del Toro Animated Look at Day of the Dead

The Book of Life trailer has landed from executive producer Guillermo del Toro. The film features the voice cast of Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Danny Trejo and Cheech Marin. The Book of Life Trailer It’s been a pretty crazy trailer day here at Movie Fanatic, with the latest Annie trailer and that Liam Neeson A Walk Among the Tombstones trailer leading the way. But, this animated flick has a feel those other films […]
May 29, 2014