Top Movie News for January 30, 2015
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival ends Sunday but team /Film is already back in Los Angeles. We were on the ground in Park City for eight days, seeing and reviewing as many movies as possible. While there, our aim is to find the awesome films you’ll want to have on your radar later this year. We think we were successful. Below, Peter Sciretta, Russ Fischer and I have each ranked every single film we saw. I saw 25, Peter and Russ saw 22. We assigned points to our top films to come up with an overall site ranking.
- Fandango Movie Blog: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival Movies That Need to Be on Your Radar
- Twitch: Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015 Opening And Closing Films Announced
- The Playlist: The Biggest Breakout Stars, Filmmakers & Newcomers Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival
- HitFix: Best and Worst of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival
- IndieWire: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #66: John Crowley Adapts Colm Toibin's Acclaimed Novel With 'Brooklyn'
- IndieWire: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #67: Filming 'Larry Kramer in Love & Anger' Allowed Jean Carlomusto to See Another Side of an LGBT Activist
- IndieWire: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #68: J.M. Cravioto's 'Reversal' is an Hour and a Half of Cinematic Vengeance
- IndieWire: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #69: 'Seoul Searching' is the Angsty '80s Korean Teen Dramedy You Never Realized You Wanted
- IndieWire: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #70: Rick Alverson Returns to Divide Festival-Goers With 'Entertainment'
- Hollywood Reporter: 'The Hallow': Sundance Review
- Thompson on Hollywood: Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott Play 70ish Leads in Sundance Romance 'I'll See You in My Dreams'
- IndieWire: How I Shot That: DP Brandon Trost on Shooting Sundance Darling 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'
- IndieWire: Indiewire Podcast Live at Sundance: Listen to Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson Join Special Guests in Park City
- Shock Till You Drop: Sundance Review: The Nightmare, a Terrifying Horror-Doc
- AintItCool: SUNDANCE 2015: Capone raps on the door of Eli Roth's KNOCK KNOCK
- IndieWire: Lily Tomlin on Rocking Sundance in 'Grandma,' Reuniting With Jane Fonda for Netflix and Changing Hollywood
- Vulture: Alex Gibney on Going Clear, His Scientology Documentary That’s the Talk of Sundance
- Hollywood Reporter: Sundance: 'Dope' Gets Summer Theatrical Release Date
- Variety: Sundance Film Review: ‘Brooklyn’
- Deadline: Big Sundance Buy ‘Dope’ Gets June Release Date From Open Road
- Variety: Critics’ Rearview: Sundance Offers Rich Diversity in 2015
- IndieWire: 7 Things Learned About James Franco's 'I Am Michael' at Indiewire's Sundance Panel
- Variety: Sundance: IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Reversal’
- Hollywood Reporter: Sundance: IFC Midnight Acquires Revenge Thriller 'Reversal'
- Variety: Sundance: The Orchard, Sony Pictures International Snag ‘Digging for Fire’ (Updated)
- Variety: Sundance Film Review: ‘The Nightmare’
- Shock Till You Drop: Sundance Review: Hellions, a Halloween Fever Dream
- Hollywood Reporter: Sundance: The Orchard Picks Up Joe Swanberg's 'Digging for Fire'
- Variety: Sundance Film Review: ‘Turbo Kid’
- Deadline: The Orchard Acquires Sundance Pic ‘Digging For Fire’
- Vulture: Sundance Review: Michael Fassbender Gets His Clint Eastwood On in Slow West
- Dread Central: Sundance 2015: IFC Midnight Makes a Reversal
- FirstShowing.net: Sundance 2015: The Intense & Riveting 'Stanford Prison Experiment'
- JoBlo: Review: Slow West (Sundance 2015)
- JoBlo: Review: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Sundance 2015)
- Twitch: Sundance 2015 Review: THE BRONZE Is Comedy Gold
- Film School Rejects: Sundance 2015: Christopher Abbott Confronts Death and Destruction in Low-Key James White
- SlashFilm: Jonah Hill and James Franco Go Serious in True Crime Drama ‘True Story’ [Sundance 2015]
- MTV Movies Blog: Watch As Every Single Sundance Celebrity Tears Our Reporter Apart
- The Wrap: Sundance: IFC Midnight Acquires U.S. Rights to ‘Reversal’
- The Wrap: Open Road Sets June Release for Sundance Acquisition ‘Dope’
- The Playlist: Sundance Review: Documentary ‘Finders Keepers’ Is A Bizarre Story About The Custody Battle Over A Human Leg
- SlashFilm: Sundance Breakout Hit ‘Dope’ Gets Summer Release Date
- The Wrap: Sundance: Joe Swanberg’s ‘Digging for Fire’ Starring Jake Johnson Sells to The Orchard (Exclusive)
Just recently we highlighted an awesome theatrical experience that put some viewers heading to an early screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service in the United Kingdom right in the middle of the action with a cool little viral stunt. Now the film's release in the United States is nearly upon us, and 20th Century Fox is betting big on pulling in sports fans with a Super Bowl spot. This one puts forth some of the higher praise for the fun-looking flick while showing off more of the big action with Colin Firth and newcomer Taron Egerton.
- Comic Book Movie: Super Bowl TV Spot For Matthew Vaughn's KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
- Latino Review: Super Bowl Trailer Hits for 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'
- MovieWeb: 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' Super Bowl Trailer
- MTV Movies Blog: Cool British Spies Blow Stuff Up In ‘The Kingsman’ Super Bowl Trailer: Watch
- Filmonic: Bars, Ties, Spies and More from Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Screen Crush: Watch the New 'Kingsman' Super Bowl Trailer
- IGN Movies: Kingsman: The Secret Service Review
- Vulture: Missy Elliott Will Join Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Show
- Deadline: ‘The Blacklist’, ‘The Voice’, ‘Odyssey’ & More Get Super Bowl Promos On NBC
- Deadline: Neil Patrick Harris’ NBC Variety Series Gets Super Bowl Promo
- Deadline: NBC Comedy ‘Undateable’ Spoofs ‘Chicago Fire’ In Super Bowl Spot
- Shockya: The Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets A New Super Bowl TV Spot
- Moviefone: Super Bowl Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Big Game
- USA Today: First look: 'Peanuts' gives a kick to Super Bowl weekend
- Vulture: Katy Perry Asks Bruno Mars for Super Bowl Advice, Writes a Super-Cute Email
- Variety: Super Bowl Ad Previews Sacrifice Element of Surprise
- Deadline: Larry Wilmore On Deflategate: Super Bowl Teams “Seahawks And Cheaters”
- Vulture: What Should We Expect From Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Halftime Special?
- Variety: Super Bowl: From NBC To NFL, Who’s Under Most Pressure On Game Day?
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Jurassic World' is Most Anticipated Super Bowl Movie Ad: Survey (Exclusive)
- Deadline: Moviegoers Looking Forward To ‘Jurassic World’ Super Bowl Trailer: Fandango Survey
- Horror Society: Terminator Genisys – Super Bowl Spot
- BoxOfficeMojo: Analysis: 'Sniper' Set to Three-Peat Over Super Bowl Weekend
- MovieWeb: BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Who Will Win 'Super Bowl' Weekend?
- Dark Horizons: Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson Talk "Kingsman"
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' vs. 'Kingsman': A Box-Office Battle for Date Night
- Dark Horizons: News Bits: Drax, Kingsman, Blink, Pulse, Chaos
Almost a couple years ago, back in the spring of 2013, before Star Wars: The Force Awakens even had a title and the film was still slated rumored for a summer release in 2015, Disney revealed at CinemaCon that they were planning on releasing a new Star Wars film each year, alternating between episodes in the new trilogy and standalone films in between them. Now here we are in 2015, and Star Wars: Episode VII isn't arriving until December 18th this year, followed next year by the first standalone film (which is starting to find a cast already) from director Gareth Edwards.
- SlashFilm: Disney CEO Confirms Release Years for ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ and ‘IX,’ Teases More Trilogies
- The Wrap: Disney’s Bob Iger: ‘Star Wars: Episodes VIII, IX’ Coming in 2017, 2019
- We Got This Covered: Disney Dates Star Wars: Episode VIII And XI For 2017, 2019
- JoBlo: Disney CEO confirms Episode VIII and IX release dates; VII 'worth the wait'
- Comic Book Movie: Bob Iger Reaffirms STAR WARS Episode VIII And IX Release Dates
- Cinema Blend: Disney Just Threw A Curveball At The Star Wars Solo Movies
- Dark Horizons: Disney Chief Confirms "Star Wars" Plans
- Screen Crush: 'Star Wars: Episode 8' and 'Episode 9' Release Plan Confirmed by Disney
- Variety: Berlin: The Works Acquires ‘Elstree 1976′ — Docu about ‘Star Wars’ Actors, Extras
- Hollywood Reporter: Berlin: The Works Taking ‘Star Wars’ Doc To EFM
- We Got This Covered: Has Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Snagged A Role In Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars Spinoff?
- Cinema Blend: The First Star Wars Spinoff Movie May Have Found Its Lead, Get The Details
- Moviefone: Tatiana Maslany Nabs Lead Role in 'Star Wars' Spinoff: Rumor Alert!
- Cinema Blend: 5 Female Star Wars Characters Who Should Carry The First Standalone Film
- Bleeding Cool: Star Wars Battlefront Gets Its First Concept Art – A Better Look Coming In Spring
- MovieWeb: 'Star Wars 8' and 9 Dates Confirmed; More Trilogies Planned?
- Comic Book Movie: RUMOR: First STAR WARS Spin-Off Lands ORPHAN BLACK Star Tatiana Maslany As The Lead
- ScreenRant: ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff to Focus on ‘Episode 7′ Characters?
- ScreenRant: SR Geek Picks: Marvel vs. DC Infographic, Best ‘Star Wars’ Aliens & More
- MovieWeb: 'Star Wars' Spinoff Gets 'Orphan Black' Star Tatiana Maslany?
- Comic Book Movie: STAR WARS - What Is Still Canon?
- Latino Review: STAR WARS: New Film, Newest Hutts
Fans willing to brave the cold and get to the theater last night got to see the very first Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer in IMAX. The rest of us will have to settle for watching it on YouTube today. Which isn’t so bad, all things considered. The two-minute promo is positively packed with footage from the new season, and just about every fan-favorite character gets a moment. (Well, the ones who survived Season 4, anyway.) Intriguingly, they also suggest the show will continue to stray even further from George R.R.
- Vulture: Game of Thrones Season 5’s First Trailer Promises a Lot of Changes From the Book
- IndieWire: 17 TV Shows We Want to See in IMAX After 'Game of Thrones'
- Variety: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer Shows the Sand Snakes, Another Wedding
- IndieWire: Watch: 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Trailer is Out...Need You Know More?
- Vulture: 10 Things We Learn From Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer [Updated]
- Moviefone: This 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Trailer Is the Best Thing You'll See All Weekend (VIDEO)
- IndieWire: Watch: Berlinale-Approved 'Aferim!' Trailer Promises Lots of Rollicking and Good Music
- Deadline: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer — Sand Snakes, Ser Jorah In Battle & More
- We Got This Covered: Watch The Action-Packed Trailer For Game Of Thrones Season 5
- AintItCool: Two Minutes Of Season Five Footage Attend This David Bowie Promo For GAME OF THRONES!!
- Comic Book Movie: GAME OF THRONES Season 5 IMAX Trailer (LQ)
- JoBlo: Game of Thrones in IMAX - The first must-see theater experience of 2015
- The Playlist: Watch: Justice Has A Price In First Trailer For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 5
- Bleeding Cool: Game Of Thrones Season 5 Trailer
Check out the first TV spot for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and spend way too much time staring at this GIF of the Hulk.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/harpy
- The Playlist: Watch: The Hulk & The Hulkbuster Armor Face Off In New ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ TV Spot + New Photos
- The Wrap: Hulk Battles Iron Man in New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Teaser (Video)
- Digital Spy: Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Watch the first TV spot
- Hollywood Reporter: Disney Moves Up 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Russia Release
- Badass Digest: Here’s The First TV Spot For AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
- FirstShowing.net: Watch: First TV Spot Smashes in for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
- Empire Magazine: New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
- ScreenRant: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Images Feature Cap’s New Costume & More
- Twitch: AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON Big Game Spot Reveals ... Well, Not Much Of Anything That Hasn't Already Been.
- Comic Book Movie: The Team Assembles In HQ Textless AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Empire Cover
We have our first teaser image for the Indomius Rex, a new dinosaur being show in Jurassic World. The Indominus is a genetically engineered dinosaur meant to bring in more guest to the park. That couldn’t possibly go horribly wrong, could it? We set out to make Indominus the most fearsome dinosaur ever to be displayed at Jurassic World. The genetic engineers at our Hammond Creation Lab have more than delivered. At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex.
- USA Today: The new 'Jurassic World' dinosaur is crazy deadly
- Moviefone: Check Out This Terrifying New Dinosaur From 'Jurassic World'
- MovieWeb: 'Jurassic World' Poster Teases Arrival of Indominus Rex
- FirstShowing.net: 'Jurassic World' Website Teases Genetic Hybrid Dino Indominus Rex
- Latino Review: Check Out 'Jurassic World' Dinosaur Indominus Rex
- We Got This Covered: Jurassic World’s Dino Hybrid Is A Force To Be Reckoned With
- Empire Magazine: Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
- ScreenRant: ‘Jurassic World’ Official Site Reveals New Indominus Rex Images & Hybrid Details
- HitFix: Meet Indominus Rex, the Jurassic World hybrid abomination that wants to eat you
From boxers or brief to sex kinks and back again, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan answer your kinkiest "Fifty Shades of Grey" questions.
- The Wrap: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Lovers Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson Line Up Co-Stars for New Projects
- MovieWeb: 'Fifty Shades' Star Dakota Johnson Joins 'How to Be Single'
- Digital Spy: Dakota Johnson on 50 Shades: It's stressful to be tied to a bed, naked
- Hollywood Reporter: Berlin: Bloom Launching International Sales on Jamie Dornan Thriller
- We Got This Covered: First Look At Jamie Dornan In Supernatural Thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
- USA Today: ‘Fifty shades of Grey’ new teaser
- Screen Crush: 'How to Be Single' Picks Up Leslie Mann, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson
- SlashFilm: First Look: Alexandre Aja’s ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’ Starring Jamie Dornan
- MovieWeb: First Look at Jamie Dornan in '9th Life of Louis Drax'
After taking part in period dramas such as Albert Nobbs and Jane Eyre, young actress Mia Wasikowska is at it again with Madame Bovary, an adaptation of the classic novel of the same name. The film has played at Telluride, Toronto and London film festivals, and now it's hitting theaters sometime this year. The first trailer has just arrived following Emma Bovary, who is ready to get married to a nice doctor, but finds that life as a wife doesn't really agree her desires.
- IndieWire: Watch: Mia Wasikowska is Tempted by Passion in 'Madame Bovary' Trailer
- MovieWeb: 'Madame Bovary' Trailer Starring Mia Wasikowska
- Screen Crush: 'Madame Bovary' Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Has Made a Huge Mistake
- SlashFilm: ‘Madame Bovary’ Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Yearns for More
- Film School Rejects: Madame Bovary Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Sells Us on Another Costume Drama
- Filmonic: Mia Wasikowska is Madame Bovary
- Badass Digest: There Must Be More Than This Provincial Life: The MADAME BOVARY Trailer
It's common for celebrities to backtrack on things they have said, maybe they didn't understand the question or maybe their handler or agent was too busy playing Words with Friends. Whatever the case is, it's become the norm. When it comes to the new cast of GHOSTBUSTERS, it’s no secret that Bill Murray was all for it from the beginning (he suggested Melissa McCarthy and Kristen... Read More...
- Cinema Blend: Ernie Hudson Has More Strong Opinions On The Ghostbusters Reboot
- Digital Spy: Ernie Hudson backs all-female Ghostbusters: 'It's phenomenal'
- SlashFilm: Ernie Hudson Weighs In on the New ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast
- MovieWeb: Ernie Hudson Actually Likes All-Female 'Ghostbusters'
- Cinema Blend: 5 Big Reasons The All-Female Ghostbusters Is A Great Idea
- ScreenRant: Why ’Ghostbusters’ Is Safe in New Hands (From a Fan’s Perspective)
Kevin Costner returns to the big screen this weekend with his new drama Black or White, which reunites him with The Upside of Anger filmmaker Mike Binder. To help promote this new film, we have a contest where fans can win a $25 Fandango Gift card, a hoodie, scarf, travel mug and mini-poster. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win today.Black or White tells the story of a grandfather (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter.
- Denver Post: Costner, Spencer go head to head, heart to heart in "Black or White"
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Black or White': What the Critics Are Saying
- Hollywood Reporter: In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Project Almanac,' 'Black or White' and More
- Rotten Tomatoes: News: Parental Guidance: Project Almanac, Black or White and more
- Twitch: Review: Kevin Costner's BLACK OR WHITE Is Anything But
- The Wrap: ‘Black or White’ Reviews: Is the Whole Movie as Good as Kevin Costner’s Performance?
Keanu Reeves is a hit or miss kind of actor for me. I can think of a handful of movies he was in that I like… the original Matrix, The Replacements, Point Break… the list is not long. He’s not an actor that will get me to go see a movie because he’s in it. This past weekend I got to sit down and watch John Wick. I had seen the trailers when it was in theaters and for the first time in a long time there was a Keanu Reeves movie I wanted to see… a straight forward revenge/action movie.
- We Got This Covered: John Wick Directors Offered Cowboy Ninja Viking
- FirstShowing.net: 'John Wick' Directors in Talks for Chris Pratt's 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'
- Film School Rejects: John Wick Directors Join Chris Pratt for Cowboy Ninja Viking
- Empire Magazine: John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
- Comic Book Movie: Chris Pratt's COWBOY NINJA VIKING Targets JOHN WICK Directing Duo
- ScreenRant: ‘John Wick’ Directors in Talks to Helm ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Movie
Woody Allen‘s latest film finally has a release date and a studio. Irrational Man will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, as were Allen’s last six films. Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey, and Jamie Blackley star. More of the Woody Allen Irrational Man news is after the jump. Allen said some nice things about Sony Pictures Classic in a statement. “Sony Classics and I have a good working relationship,” he said.
- The Wrap: Sony Classics Acquires Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone
- The Playlist: Woody Allen’s Next Movie With Joaquin Phoenix & Emma Stone Titled ‘Irrational Man,’ Sony Pictures Classics Nab Rights
- Digital Spy: Irrational Man is Woody Allen's next film: Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix star
- Screen Crush: Woody Allen's Next Film With Emma Stone Titled 'Irrational Man,' Which Could Describe Most of His Films
- JoBlo: Sony Pictures Classics picks up Woody Allen's new movie Irrational Man
Martin Starr has been all over the place since Freaks & Geeks, but more often than not he’s relegated to a supporting role as a geeky weirdo. It’s a treat, then, to finally see him take center stage in Amira & Sam. And as a straightforward romantic lead, no less. The charming trailer features Starr as an Army vet trying to re-adjust to civilian life in New York City. He befriends and then falls for a lively Iraqi woman (Dina Shihabi) suffering immigration troubles.
- Badass Digest: Badass Interview: The Last Word With AMIRA & SAM’s Martin Starr
- IndieWire: Watch: Martin Starr Needs to Speed It Up in the Hilarious Short 'Leonard in Slow Motion'
- Twitch: New AMIRA AND SAM Trailer Sparkles, Plus Military Date Night Offer
- JoBlo: Review: Amira & Sam
- Variety: ‘HTGAWM': Viola Davis Reveals The ‘Wrench’ In Sam’s Disappearance
Dreamworks Productions, LLC Remember when we told you to see Frédéric Jardin’s exhilarating thriller Sleepless Night, but then you were all disappointed to learn that it’s a subtitled movie and said you’d wait for the remake? That was a few years ago, and to your credit there was actually a Hollywood version announced immediately following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. Well, if you’re growing tired of waiting, you will be glad to hear that the English-language remake is back on track after being dropped by Warner Bros.
- Variety: Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan To Star In ‘Sleepless Night,’ Open Road to Finance and Distribute
- Deadline: Jamie Foxx & Michelle Monaghan To Star In ‘Sleepless Night’ For Open Road – Berlin Briefs
- The Wrap: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Sleepless Night’
- Hollywood Reporter: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan to Star in Action Thriller 'Sleepless Nights'
- Screen Crush: Jamie Foxx to Star in a Remake of French Thriller 'Sleepless Night'
This week we learned that Kristen Wiig was going to be one of the new Ghostbusters along with Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. But before she heads into blockbuster reboot territory, you'll get a chance to see her in indie mode with Welcome to Me. The film sees her as a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who suddenly becomes an overnight sensation as she wins the lottery, quits taking her medication and launches her own wacky talk show.
- IndieWire: Watch: Mentally Unstable Kristen Wiig Wins the Lottery in Trailer for 'Welcome to Me'
- Vulture: Kristen Wiig Wins the Lottery, Becomes Oprah in Welcome to Me
- The Playlist: Watch: Kristen Wiig Wins The Lottery And Gets A Talk Show In First Trailer For 'Welcome To Me'
- SlashFilm: ‘Welcome to Me’ Trailer: Kristen Wiig Buys Her Own Talk Show [Removed]
- MovieWeb: 'Welome to Me' Trailer Starring Kristen Wiig
Considering Justice League is still years from release, Ezra Miller probably couldn't give too many details about his role as the Fastest Man Alive even if he was allowed to, but that didn't stop MTV's Josh Horowitz from quizzing him about it. Joined by Watchmen's Billy Crudup (who jokingly fishes for a role in the movie), Miller elaborates on finding out he'd be playing The Flash after director Zack Snyder called him while he was having a meal on holiday in Costa Rica.
- Dark Horizons: Ezra Miller Plans To Stick With The Flash
- MTV Movies Blog: Ezra Miller Reveals The Bizarre Story Of How He Became ‘The Flash’
- ScreenRant: ‘The Flash’ Movie Actor Ezra Miller on Playing the Character Longterm
- SlashFilm: Ezra Miller Talks About How He Became ‘The Flash’
- IGN Movies: Ezra Miller Explains How He Became The Flash
- Comic Book Movie: Major 'Firestorm' SPOILERS In THE FLASH Season 1, Episode 14 Description; "Fallout"
- Comic Book Movie: New Trailer For THE FLASH Features More Footage From Next Tuesday's Episode.
James Franco closed out Slamdance’s 21st festival on Thursday by sitting down for its latest “Coffee With” event.
- IndieWire: Watch: James Franco Admits He Went to Acting School For Longer Than He Should Have
- Hollywood Reporter: Berlin: James Franco Leads Ensemble Cast for Steinbeck Adaptation 'In Dubious Battle'
- Variety: James Franco Assembles Cast for Adaptation of ‘In Dubious Battle’
- Deadline: Steinbeck’s ‘In Dubious Battle’ Helmed By James Franco With Strong Cast
Earlier in the week, a lot of attention was aimed at Joss Whedon for comments he made from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, calling Hollywood out on it's 'intractable sexism' and 'old-fashioned quiet misogyny'. He was rallying against a lack of female driven superhero movies in the market place, but his rant came before Marvel and DC announced Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman. With some time passed since he first spoke out on the subject, he now offers his latest thoughts.
- Cinema Blend: Could Joss Whedon Direct Captain Marvel? Here's What He Said
- Comic Book Movie: Joss Whedon Clarifies "Misogyny" Comments; Could He Direct CAPTAIN MARVEL?
- ScreenRant: Joss Whedon Blames ‘Sexism’ For Lack of Female Superheroes
- The Playlist: Joss Whedon Says 'Lucy' Is "A Huge Step" In Advancing Female-Driven Blockbusters
Last night at Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, the 21st edition of the Slamdance Film Festival came to a close with a packed house gathering for the awards ceremony.This festivals diverse slate of films yielded a palpable excitement in the room as festival founders and staff took the audience through each award with a lively and playful step. Nearly all big winners this year were women directors, which marks just how strong the female perspective is behind the camera in the indie world.
- Deadline: Slamdance Awards: ‘Sweet Mickey For President’ & ‘Think Ink’ Among Winners
- Hollywood Reporter: 2015 Slamdance Winners Announced
- Horror Society: Horror Society Awards 2015: It’s time to choose the winners!
- IndieWire: Promising New Filmmakers Recognized at Slamdance Film Festival Awards
Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early this morning in connection with a hit-and-run accident on a commercial set for Straight Outta Compton. The incident killed at least one man, whom many thought was original Battlestar Galactica star Terry Carter, but instead turned out to be a close friend of Knight's. Suge Knight's attorney James Blatt originally confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that one of the victims was in fact the 86-year-old Carter, who also starred in the 1970s TV series McCloud. But this was later corrected.
Peter Berg is in final negotiations to replace J.C.
- Hollywood Reporter: Peter Berg in Talks to Replace J.C. Chandor on 'Deepwater Horizon'
- The Playlist: Directors: Peter Berg In, J.C. Chandor Out For 'Deepwater Horizon,' James Fraco To Helm 'In Dubious Battle' And More
- Deadline: Peter Berg In Talks To Replace JC Chandor On ‘Deepwater Horizon’ – Update
- JoBlo: Peter Berg replaces JC Chandor as director on Deepwater Horizon
The DC cinematic universe had its first chapter with Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL setting the stage for bigger and more ambitious chapters to come our way. Next year we have BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE which will feature the big screen introduction of Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher, and Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa. From there, the sky and oceans are the limit. Momoa... Read More...
- ScreenRant: ‘Aquaman’ Star Jason Momoa Talks Superhero Diversity
- Dark Horizons: Jason Momoa Talks "Aquaman" & Diversity
- Latino Review: Jason Momoa Talks Aquaman Role And Acting Struggles
Agent Peggy Carter might be one of the most well-connected women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- MovieWeb: 'Ant-Man' Comic Reveals 'Agent Carter' Connection
- Dark Horizons: "Ant-Man" Comic Reveals Carter Appearance
- Cinema Blend: How Marvel's Ant-Man Movie Will Tie Into Agent Carter
Any chance that new sci-fi thriller “Project Almanac” has of a strong opening during Super Bowl weekend looks to be in jeopardy. The Michael Bay-produced film already faced stiff competition with Bradley Cooper‘s “American Sniper,” but now it is garnering mostly mixed reviews from critics, and currently sits at an underwhelming 32 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Also Read: 19 Biggest Box-Office Bombs and Bummers in 2014: From ‘The Giver’ to ‘Winter’s Tale’ (Photos) The story centers around a group of friends who discover the secret to time travel.
- Denver Post: A tired gimmick weakens thriller "Project Almanac"
- JoBlo: Review: Project Almanac
- Film School Rejects: 12 Movies to See After You Watch Project Almanac
A month into its release, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” is breaking box office records and sparking a national debate over America’s role in Iraq and the legacy of a sniper whom some say is a liar and a killer. The movie is poised to make $35 million this weekend, its third in release, and at $217 million has now overtaken “Saving Private Ryan” as the top-grossing war movie of all time. But surprisingly to many, “American Sniper” has turned out to be a very polarizing film.
- Variety: Box Office: ‘Sniper’ Still on Top as ‘Project Almanac’ Opens with $375,000 Thursday
- USA Today: Michelle Obama gives 'American Sniper' two thumbs up
- The Playlist: Michael Moore Says Clint Eastwood Threatened To "Kill" Him 10 Years Ago, Calls 'American Sniper' A "Mess"
- The Wrap: ‘American Sniper’ Overtakes ‘Saving Private Ryan’ as No. 1 Domestic Grossing War Movie of All Time
She'll play Trish WalkerThe rate of casting announcements for the second of the Marvel/Netflix series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, is increasing. With David Tennant now set as the villainous Purple Man, the forces of good got a boost with word that Rachael Taylor will play Jones’s best friend and confidante, Patricia “Trish” Walker on the show.Trish, a former model and child TV star, hosts a syndicated radio talk show and is Jessica's (Krysten Ritter) closest friend.
- Latino Review: Rachael Taylor Set To Play Hellcat in 'Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones'
- We Got This Covered: Rachael Taylor Joins Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones
Abbey Lee, the Australian model turned actress, is in talks to join Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming film The Neon Demon, according to Deadline. She will star with Elle Fanning, who joined the production not too long ago. In Neon Demon, she plays a cool ringleader that other girls want to follow. Envious, emotionally unstable and a tad delusional, she shows her true maniacal colors in the end.
AN EXPERIMENT GOES HORRIBLY WRONG WHEN A GROUP OF STUDENTS TEST A DISTURBING THEORY -- JEREMY DAVIES AND WILLIAM MAPOTHER GUEST STAR – Manny (Harold Perrineau) sends John to help an old friend, Ritchie Simpson (guest star Jeremy Davies), at Ivy University where a group of students have a found a way into an alternate dimension only to be met by a maniacal killer (guest star William Mapother). Based on the wildly popular comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell... hell.
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I'm very glad people have been checking out the Channel 4 series Black Mirror on Netflix. It's an absolutely twisted and brilliant show (you can read Chris Bumbray's Binge Watchin' review for it here), so why not ruin a good thing by doing an American version, right? Co-CEOs and co-chairmen of Endemol Shine North America Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin said "there is a... Read More...
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From the deepest oceans to the highest peaks, Mother Nature's beautiful and awe-inspiring handiwork has fascinated filmmakers for as long as there has been film. But as those environments face increasing crises with extinction, industrial damage, and the encroachment of human development, moviemakers have used their cameras to help sound the alarm.
It’s been three years since American entrepreneur Steve Jobs passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. And in that time, the Apple co-founder and former CEO has been able to live on in a big way, not only in the legacy he left behind for future generations but also in Hollywood’s depiction of the larger-than-life man. Ashton Kutcher starred as the computer icon in the 2013 independent movie Jobs, which took place between 1974 and 2001 when Jobs revealed the first iPod.
Fox’s Fantastic Four movie reboot has been a mystery throughout most of its production, but now that the first trailer for the film has been unveiled, both longtime fans and mainstream newcomers are beginning to take note (and offer opinion) about Chronicle director Josh Trank’s new vision of Marvel’s first family. We’ve still seen precious little of the new Fantastic Four, but for those who know next to nothing about what this comic book is, and its long winding path through Hollywood, we’ve put together a quick and concise primer to bring you up to speed.
M. Night Shyamalan isn't exactly on anyone's must-see list in the wake of AFTER EARTH, THE LAST AIRBENDER and THE HAPPENING, but that doesn't mean the man hasn't stayed busy. Right now he's doing work on the TV show Wayward Pines, and this September will see the return of his low-budget film affair in THE VISIT. However, the question of whether or not he would return to... Read More...
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With STAR WARS out of his hands, George Lucas is enjoying his retirement age and doing things he has never done before like attend the Sundance Film Festival. Lucas took part in a panel at the festival alongside Robert Redford and moderator Leonard Maltin where they discussed the film industry and their impression of it amongst other topics. With Hollywood a subject that Lucas has a lot to say it should come as no... Read More...
Though it seems to happen less often nowadays, at one time it wasn't uncommon for television broadcasts to show alternate versions of a movie. Whether by accident or intent, scenes would wind up making it onto TV that weren't in the theatrical cut of a film, or on home video, and it seems that for fans of the "Evil Dead" remake, there's a bit more horror lurking out there. In the U.K.
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While we know who the main cast of SUICIDE SQUAD will be, we have yet to get a concrete plot synopsis that delves beyond the fact the film will follow Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and The Joker as they undergo missions for Amanda Waller. With the cast including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and more, the odds seemed to favor this being a PG-13 affair rather than the hard R you would expect from a... Read More...
For a long time, Terry Crews hasn’t been particularly subtle about his desire to play a superhero. With his shaved head, absurdly muscular physique and commanding screen presence, he’s always seemed like a natural fit to play Luke Cage. But alas, that role recently went to Mike Colter (who will play the character for Marvel Studios’ new Netflix series ‘AKA Jessica Jones’), so that ship has officially sailed. However, Crews bears no grudges. In fact, he already has his sights set on another Marvel superhero. Continue reading…
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Is there any story more touching than that of a boy befriending a dragon? No, we’re not talking about DreamWorks’ high-flying animated adventure How to Train Your Dragon, but about a much older and more nostalgic film that, like many old and nostalgic things, is getting a modern reboot. The remake in question?
Who you gonna Spall?Amityville, the Black Hills of Maryland, Eden Lake… Enfield? Okay, the sleepy north London suburb isn’t as synonymous with horror as those other locales, but residents might beg to differ. The Enfield Haunting, a Sky Living drama capturing the spooky goings-on that took place in the Hodgson household in 1977, will, judging by these first-look stills, be both clammily scary and full of outlandish ‘70s fashions.
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Ivan Reitman has been discussing the proposed Twin sequel Triplets, explaining that the project is “frozen” at present, with Universal trying to figure out if it’s a good idea to push ahead. While promoting current film Draft Day – which hit DVD in the UK this week – Reitman revealed that Eddie Murphy is still the actor they want to play the third brother to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, but that the film is still far from getting the green-light. “That seems to be somewhat frozen at the studio level I think,” explained the man who directed the first film.
The Avengers are Disney/Marvel, the Watchmen are Warner Bros./DC, and never the twain shall meet. But if they did, the results might look a little something like this. YouTube user The Unusual Suspect has cut together a new trailer for 2012′s Avengers, done in the style of Zack Snyder‘s Watchmen. It’s surprisingly effective sum-up of Snyder’s style, even though Snyder himself had nothing to do with it. Watch the Avengers Watchmen trailer mashup after the jump. Whatever you thought of Watchmen itself, the Watchmen trailer was a gorgeous piece.
- USA Today: Hulk vs. Iron Man in new 'Avengers' trailer
The Backstreet Boys are back with a new documentary, and we learn 11 new things about the boy band.
Paramount Pictures Recently, a friend and I were talking about how found footage movie trailers are pretty much all the same. For example, he thought that the trailer for Project Almanac was the trailer for Chronicle before the title came up. And he had seen Chronicle. It was just so samey that he couldn’t tell it wasn’t a movie he had already seen. I’m a little less critical of found footage because I genuinely like it. I think, when it’s done correctly, it’s one of the most effective storytelling techniques there is. At least as far as horror goes, anyway.
An exclusive featurette takes you deeper into the acting dynamics of J.C. Chandor's "A Most Violent Year."http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
Sion Sono doesn't sleep. Or least that's what it seems like as the cult Japanese director is working at a remarkably prolific rate. It was only last fall that he was premiering "Tokyo Tribe" at the Toronto International Film Festival, and not only does he already have "Shinjuku Swan" in the can and ready for release this spring, he's got "Love & Peace" in post-production. And that's not all. According to Variety, Sono will release six movies this year. Watch your back Takashi Miike.
The winner of the MTV Movie Brawl 2015 has been announced. Your most anticipated movie of the year is...
Good real estate can be hard to come by. It’s easy to find yourself daydreaming about living somewhere else, in a place where you could feel comfortable and really call home. Movie characters seem to get all the good breaks and they often have the most fabulous houses you’ve ever seen. Here are the 10 […] Read 10 Movie Houses You’d Kill To Live In on Filmonic.
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If you were to unleash a naughty, baroque prankster like Brian De Palma onto the grimly joyless adulterous goings-on of “The Loft,” you might wind up with the kind of delicious trash this thriller so wants to be.
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, comb through the latest ‘Star Wars’ spin-off news, learn the full of extent of Disney’s franchise plans, and learn Ewan McGregor’s very important opinion on that new lightsaber. Continue reading…
Glenn "The Great" Close just joined Twitter and I really want her to stay, so let's help her out to make her time with us wonderful.http://www.hitfix.com
As a remake of the 1987 Burt Reynolds action-thriller Heat (which itself was based on a novel by William Goldman), the Simon West-directed Wild Card stars Jason Statham as Nick Wild, a paid enforcer who goes after a Las Vegas gang leader, Danny DeMarco (Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia), when he and a group of thugs beat up Nick's friend Holly (Dominik Garcia-Lorido). Meanwhile, Nick is hired by wunderkind Cyrus Kinnick (Sky High's Michael Angarano), who he begrudgingly takes under his wing after he's hired to be Cyrus' bodyguard.
Time may take many forms – for some, a flat circle, and for others, money – but mankind has still failed to keep it from flowing in just one direction. Thankfully, that’s a rule that needn’t be followed by those weaving fiction in literature, film, TV and video games.
"28 dinner jackets in 23 films." James Bond is known for many things, dressing in suave suits being one of them. Many have tried for years to profile his jackets, or feature them as marketing for expensive fashion designers. A die-hard Bond fan has created a website dedicated to Bond's fashion and recently debuted and infographic that "breaks down James Bond’s 28 black tie outfits by every part of the outfit. All illustrations are based on examples from the James Bond films." It's titled "The Suits of James Bond" and highlights everything from the style to the color to the tie itself.
Conan O’Brien‘s Clueless Gamer series is always worth a laugh or two when they air in an episode or go live on Youtube. Watching as he stumbles his way through understanding video games and its culture is a cute little bit. This new episode raised the stakes though. In honor of the upcoming Superbowl, he invited notoriously media shy Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch and New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski to sit down and play a game with him. Now, you’d think they would play Madden, but no.