The Other Woman: Cameron Diaz Says Not a “Story About Revenge”

Although Cameron Diaz’s latest film may look like a female revenge movie from The Other Woman trailer, when we caught up with the actress, she stressed that the themes couldn’t be further from “you-cheated-on-me vengeance.” “Usually when it's a story about three women who are all involved with the same man it ends with somebody’s eyeballs being scratched out,” Diaz said and laughed. “We decided that that wasn't the story that we wanted to tell, and we didn't really want ...
April 23, 2014

Flash Gordon Reboot in Development at 20th Century Fox

Hollywood has been looking to revive the 1930s comic strip and sci-fi serial star Flash Gordon for years now, the property changing hands from studio to studio without ever actually getting greenlit. Part of the problem, it would seem, is that although the character has name recognition, it is also saddled with memories of the campy 1980 cult classic. Syfy attempted to modernize the character with a TV series back in 2007, but it was savaged by critics and didn’t ...
April 23, 2014

Red Army Trailer: Looking Back at the Soviet Union Through the Prism of Hockey

Compared to some of the other top tier film festivals out there, Cannes is not generally known for its documentary programming, but here’s one intriguing non-fiction film that will be premiering there next month. Red Army tells the story of the HC CSKA Moscow hockey team, one of the most dominant teams in the history of professional sports. They were closely associated with the Soviet Army and were seen as a fearsome symbol of the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War… ...
April 23, 2014

Weekly Poll Results: Best Film Noir

There weren’t a ton of votes cast in last week’s poll, as is often the case when we focus the discussion on older films, but the votes that we did get seemed to be spread around quite nicely. Film Junk readers chose Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity as the ultimate film noir, but it was a close race between The Third Man and The Maltese Falcon for the first runner-up (I’m actually a little surprised that the latter didn’t finish at ...
April 23, 2014

The Trip to Italy Trailer Starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

Although The Trip to Italy is currently airing on BBC Two in the U.K. in six parts, the condensed feature-length version of the movie won’t be arriving in North America until later this summer. This is the sequel to Michael Winterbottom’s 2010 film The Trip featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as slightly exaggerated versions of themselves on a restaurant tour of northern England. This time around they are off to Italy, where they partake in more delicious meals, beautiful ...
April 23, 2014

Pitch Perfect 2: A Capella Boot Camp Starts!

Rebel Wilson took to her Twitter feed to make the announcement that has Pitch Perfect fans singing hallelujah. Wilson, along with a slew of her Pitch Perfect 2 co-stars and director Elizabeth Banks, took part in rehearsals for the upcoming sequel. They are affectionately calling it a capella boot camp -- it is on -- l and Wilson shared a pic! Since those first Pitch Perfect quotes truly got us extolling the joys of a capella singing, audiences have been wondering about a sequel. They got ...
April 23, 2014

Avengers Age of Ultron: Lou Ferrigno to Voice The Hulk!

Avengers: Age of Ultron is busy filming right now -- we saw that first set photo from Robert Downey Jr. yesterday -- and we've got more news and it comes in the shade of green. Lou Ferrigno has said that he will return to the role that made him famous in the '70s TV show and voice the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Ferrigno played the green monster for many years and some people probably didn't know this, but he did ...
April 23, 2014

Jurassic World: Sequels Already Being Discussed

When we first heard that audiences were finally getting a chance to go back to Jurassic Park in Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt, we could not contain our thrill. They hired a director in Colin Trevorrow who is supremely talented and we’re sure he will be under the tutelage of film series creator Steven Spielberg. But, did you know that Jurassic World could be just the beginning? You bet! Trevorrow was talking to Empire magazine for its 300th issue and let ...
April 23, 2014

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Talk THE OTHER WOMAN, Their Chemistry on Set, the Rating, and More

The Other Woman is a romantic comedy with a refreshing twist centering on three women (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton) who discover they’ve all been three-timed by the same lying, cheating SOB (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).  Their realization leads to an unlikely friendship as they team up to help each other get their lives back on track and teach him a lesson he’ll never forget.  Opening April 25th, the female-driven revenge comedy directed by Nick Cassavetes from a screenplay by Melissa ...
April 23, 2014

Director Steven Quale Talks INTO THE STORM, Mixing Big Visual Effects with the Grounded Human Element, and More at WonderCon

Over the weekend, shortly before Into the Storm director Steven Quale hit the WonderCon stage to talk about his movie, I landed a few minutes with him backstage on the red carpet.  He talked about how the film mixes big visual effects with a grounded human element, how real-life tornadic events influenced what they decided to portray, if the science in the movie is real, how they never considered making it in 3D, how the film was shot, upcoming projects, and more.  ...
April 22, 2014