Archive for April, 2015:

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY Trailer Goes Inside the Wide World of LEGO

The A LEGO Brickumentary trailer has gone online, and I’m so excited to see this movie. I’m a big LEGO fan, and I’ve been interested in this documentary since we reported on it a couple years ago, and especially after it received positive reviews at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. What fascinates me about this trailer is how it looks like the film is trying to cover a lot of ground, but it’s also trying to show how LEGO is […]
April 30, 2015

THE FOREVER WAR: Channing Tatum Boards Sci-Fi Epic; Sparks Bidding War

Channing Tatum has signed on to star in adaptation of Joe Haldeman's 1974 science fiction classic The Forever War from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange, Passengers). THR reports that Sony, Warner Bros., and another undisclosed studio are currently locked in a bidding war for the project, which is expected to attract an A-list director and originate a franchise. Roy Lee who will produce alongside Tatum and his Free Association company. Haldeman's Hugo and Nebula winning book spawned two sequels, […]
April 30, 2015

Matthias Schoenaerts Predicts Another Oscar Nod for Eddie Redmayne’s Transformative Next Role

Eddie Redmayne just scored his first Academy Award nod and win, but his The Danish Girl co-star Matthias Schoenaerts predicts that he’s already got another one on the way. While talking to Schoenaerts for his upcoming release, Far from the Madding Crowd, he took a moment to talk about The Danish Girl, which stars Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Here’s what Schoenaerts had to say when asked about the Oscar buzz that was […]
April 30, 2015

Stream This: KICKING AND SCREAMING

[Editor's Note: Welcome to "Stream This," our weekly feature where we single out television programs and movies of considerable merit that are available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Crackle, or other streaming services. Look for a new recommendation every Thursday.] Not all that long into Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach's wise and witty debut feature, Grover (Josh Hamilton), a recent college graduate, is trying to get into a bar without a driver's license. He argues with the bouncer that he clearly looks […]
April 30, 2015

Joss Whedon Talks AVENGERS 2, Deleted Scenes, and Memorable Moments From Filming

Already smashing box office records around the world and set to conquer North America this weekend is Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film is loaded with fantastic action, great character moments, and witty one-liners, and it’s sure to please fans and keep Marvel’s amazing track record intact. At the recent Los Angeles press day for the film, I landed an exclusive interview with Joss Whedon. He talked about memorable moments from filming, his first cut, deleted scenes, if he planted any hidden […]
April 30, 2015

DAREDEVIL Recap: “Stick”

New episodic recaps of Daredevil’s first season post on Mondays and Thursdays. You can read all previous installments here. Daredevil's previous episodes have explored the world of Matt Murdock, Wilson Fisk, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page, Ben Urich, and the underbelly of Marvel’s grimy New York City, but this time around, we delve into the supernatural, stranger side of the Daredevil mythos. Stick in introduced by a scene of him lobbing off the hand off of, and subsequently killing, a Japanese […]
April 30, 2015

Paul Feig Explains Why He’s Making a Play-Doh Movie

Earlier this month, some rather strange-but-true news broke in the form of a Play-Doh movie being developed at 20th Century Fox. Yes, a movie about the smelly clay that you played with as a kid is in the works. Moreover, it has Bridesmaids and The Heat helmer Paul Feig set to possibly direct. You may be thinking, “Why in the world would someone like Paul Feig want to make a Play-Doh movie?” Well luckily, when Steve caught up with Feig at […]
April 30, 2015

SOUTHPAW: New TV Spot for Jake Gyllenhaal Boxing Drama Drops

The Weinstein Company has released a new TV spot for Southpaw, the upcoming boxing drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer returning to the ring after a tragic incident. And as with the first trailer for the Antoine Fuqua-helmed film, the spot all but spells out the contours of the story, including a major death and the strained relationship between Gyllenhaal's character and his daughter. This isn't exactly a new tactic in trailer cutting but it's especially disheartening with seemingly […]
April 30, 2015

Tom Hardy Talks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, THE REVENANT and SPLINTER CELL

Last week at CinemaCon, I landed a few minutes with Tom Hardy on the red carpet before the Warner Bros. presentation. He was in Las Vegas to help promote George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. As you’ve seen in the trailers, Fury Road looks incredible and I cannot wait to see the finished film. During the interview Hardy talked about the experience of making Mad Max, his reaction to the finished film, the worst job he’s ever had, what it’s been like shooting Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant in […]
April 30, 2015

CUBED: Jon Spaihts to Produce Reimagining of Cult Horror Film CUBE For Lionsgate

Lionsgate is putting together a remake of Vincenzo Natali's 1997 sci-fi horror film, Cube, under the working title Cubed. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and Roy Lee (Rings, Bates Motel) will produce, with newcomer Saman Kesh set to reimagine Natali's film and direct.  Kesh is best known for his short film Controller, which recently caught the eye of studio execs. Per THR, Cubed will build on the set up of the original film and is described as "a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity […]
April 30, 2015