Archive for July, 2014:

Guardians of the Galaxy Exclusive: Michael Rooker on Yondu & Tough Love

When some actors have a part written specifically for them, it can be a daunting task living up to their writer-director’s vision of what the character can be. For Michael Rooker and his role as Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy, having his friend James Gunn pen the role for him made it actually easier, he told us in our exclusive interview. Rooker plays Yondu, and as teased in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, he is kind of a […]
July 31, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vin Diesel Talks Life As a Tree

Vin Diesel jokes that playing Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy was a form of expunging one of his phobias. “When I was a child actor, yes, I had the fear that I was gonna be cast as the tree,” Diesel said to Movie Fanatic recently. “And this was a way to face my fears head on and I'm delighted that I did.” Since Diesel first posted that photo of him at the Marvel Studios offices, his millions of social […]
July 31, 2014

17 Shocking Sequels That Are Coming Soon: Why, Just Why?!

Hollywood loves the word "franchise" as much as any that is in our vocabulary. That's why when studios see a chance to green light a sequel, they go for it.  But, we found 17 examples of sequels that are currently in development that have us scratching our heads while we're shaking our heads in disbelief.  Watch Zoolander online and know that Ben Stiller is trying to find the funny once again for his male model story. Check out these Pineapple Express quotes and know that […]
July 31, 2014

The Expendables 3 Final Trailer: Harrison Ford Has An Oops!

The Expendables 3 final trailer is here! It features our first full look at Harrison Ford in action as the helicopter pilot and newest member of The Expendables family.  The Expendables 3 Final Trailer We also get some killer dialogue from other newbies, including Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes -- who, might we add, we could not be more thrilled is back on the big screen!  From that first The Expendables 3 trailer to those The Expendables 3 character posters, Lionsgate had to know they had something […]
July 31, 2014

Get On Up Exclusive: Tate Taylor Brings James Brown Story To Life

When director Tate Taylor was deciding how he would follow up The Help, he told us in our exclusive interview, he never thought it would be the James Brown biopic Get On Up. For one, the entire effort would ride on casting. But, given his love of casting actors (his favorite part of the director’s job) and how he scored in that department with The Help, he thought he might be able to find the perfect James Brown. And he […]
July 31, 2014

Noah Exclusive Giveaway: Win Prize Pack & Steelbook Blu-Rays!

To celebrate the triumphant arrival of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah on DVD and Blu-Ray (check out our Noah DVD review), we are presenting an exclusive giveaway where four lucky Movie Fanatic readers will walk away a winner! The Noah Blu-Ray grand prize winner will take home the Noah prize pack that includes a Noah pen, a Noah notebook, a Noah umbrella (for that incoming flood!), a Noah candle and of course the Russell Crowe starring movie teased in this Noah trailer. […]
July 31, 2014

The Boxtrolls Exclusive: Inside the LAIKA Stop Motion Magic

Judging by that jaw-dropping The Boxtrolls trailer, the stop motion animation magicians at LAIKA have done it again. The team who gave us Coraline and ParaNorman are back in the animated story that brings Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters to life. At Comic-Con we caught up with The Boxtrolls directors, Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, for an exclusive interview where the duo dishes the behind the scenes artistic mentality of the LAIKA animation studio in Portland that produces such […]
July 31, 2014

The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water Trailer: Revealed!

The first trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is here! The Nickelodeon hit show is hitting the big screen in a visually stunning looking animation meets live action meets CG adventure that takes the animated character and sends him on the ride of a lifetime. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Trailer SpongeBob SquarePants, as everyone knows, is the world’s most popular invertebrate, and he is landing on dry land in a unique take on how […]
July 31, 2014

Mockingjay Part 1: Lorde Scores Theme Song, Will Oversee Soundtrack

Lionsgate announced today that Grammy Award winning star Lorde has been tapped to record the theme song and “curate” the soundtrack to Mockingjay: Part 1. She will have a rich tapestry to create from, from what we saw in that first Mockingjay Part 1 teaser trailer! The 17-year-old New Zealand native first gained attention in the States with her hit single Royals, that would be the first hit from her multi-platinum album Pure Heroine. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1 […]
July 31, 2014

Mad Max Fury Road Photos: Tom Hardy Takes Aim

Tom Hardy is ready for action in a series of new stills from the upcoming Warner Bros. film, Mad Max: Fury Road. The photos are hot on the heels of that stunning Comic-Con released Mad Max: Fury Road trailer that shows that Mad Max creator George Miller is still firing on all cylinders. Miller is the genius behind every single Mad Max movie and one could argue that his winning streak has continued with the choice of Hardy to step […]
July 31, 2014