Pyongyang Graphic Novel Adaptation Starring Steve Carell Cancelled Due to Sony Hack

With the FBI now saying with some amount of certainty that the Sony hackers were acting under orders from the North Korean government, the fallout from the threats continues to send shockwaves through Hollywood. Before Sony even officially announced that they were cancelling the Dec. 25th release of The Interview, New Regency had already decided to scrap a project that they had in development that would take place in North Korea as well. The movie was to be based on ...
December 18, 2014

True Story Trailer Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

Within their circle of comedian friends, James Franco and Jonah Hill are the two actors that have been the most successful launching serious acting careers, both earning critical acclaim for several of their non-comedic performances. However, up until now, we haven’t seen the two of them do any dramatic work on screen together. That all changes early next year when Rupert Goold’s True Story premieres at Sundance. The movie stars Hill as Michael Finkel, a former New York Times journalist ...
December 18, 2014

The Interview: Seth Rogen Never Sought To Make “A Controversial Movie”

With news that Sony canceled The Interview and its wide release, it’s fascinating to go back and look at what star and co-director Seth Rogen had to say about the firestorm surrounding his film about two journalists who go to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong Un. "We did not set out to make a controversial movie. We did not think it was that controversial. We were not like, 'Let's make a movie that's controversial about North Korea,'" Rogen ...
December 18, 2014

Google’s Most Buzzed About Movies of 2014

If there’s anything out there that would have a finger on the pulse of what people wanted to know about in the movie world, it is Google. And now the online giant (the world’s most visited website) has released its list of the 10 most buzzed about movies of 2014. So, what did people search for in terms of cinematic curiosity this year? The answers, honestly, are surprising.  There are some notable omissions. Even though Guardians of the Galaxy is ...
December 17, 2014

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Andy Serkis Confirms Teaser Narration, Part He Plays

One of the most impressive trailers of the year has to be that Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. The visuals got us. The appearance of the Millennium Falcon got us. But, what really pulled us in was the voice-over narration. We had thought it was Andy Serkis, and now the actor has confirmed it. “That is the character. There’s no digital manipulation. That’s just me,” he told EW of the narration on the epic teaser. Turns out that ...
December 17, 2014

Jurassic World Photo: Meet Chris Pratt’s Vicious Friend

Chris Pratt is just chilling like Bob Dylan in a new photo from Jurassic World. The photo was posted by the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, on his Twitter feed with the caption, “Happy Holidays from the editing room. Do not try this at home.” Yup, that is a raptor that Pratt’s character is standing next to. And judging by that Jurassic World trailer, Pratt’s security expert is somehow able to wrangle the raptors to help him in the fight against ...
December 17, 2014

The Interview: Sony Cancels Release of Seth Rogen & James Franco Flick

In light of the terrorist threat received yesterday against all movie theaters that show The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, Sony let theater owners know that if they wanted to pull the movie from their schedules, they would support that decision. This morning, the big five movie chains, including Regal and AMC, announced that they would in fact not be showing The Interview. Sony has responded to that news by dropping The Interview from its release schedule for December ...
December 17, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey: Prep Work Had Jamie Dornan Taking a “Long Shower”

How does one get ready to play one of the more kinkier roles that has been portrayed onscreen? If you’re Jamie Dornan, you go to a sex club where you can learn all about what Christian Grey is into: domination. You know, it’s teased throughout the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer! Dornan chatted about the experience with Elle UK and his take on the entire foray is fascinating, and slightly funny! "I went there, they offered me a beer, and ...
December 17, 2014

Inherent Vice: Joaquin Phoenix Explores “Trust” With Paul Thomas Anderson

We’ve talked to many actors over the years who have been integral to a book making the leap to the big screen, and each has a different story about whether or not to use the author’s written word as gospel, or merely a skeleton for the frame that will be the movie. For Joaquin Phoenix, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson gave him the Thomas Pynchon book Inherent Vice long before Phoenix even knew that there was a role for him. “I ...
December 17, 2014

White God Trailer: Planet of the Dogs

After winning the Un Certain Regard Award at this year’s Cannes Festival, Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó’s latest film White God will get a U.S. theatrical release next year courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. While it may appear on the surface to be a generic tearjerker about a thirteen year old girl who is separated from her dog, the trailer reveals that there is a little more to it than that: her beloved pet goes on to lead an army of stray ...
December 17, 2014