Top Movie News for December 12, 2013
A rundown of some of the best and worst Golden Globes nominations by the HFPA this year. No. 1? Not the lack of nominations for "Homeland," "Mad Men" or "August: Osage County" for best picture - comedy or musical. You just can't snub Oprah. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
- Variety: LIVE: 71st Annual Golden Globes Nominations
- Variety: ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘American Hustle’ Lead Golden Globes Nominations
- Moviefone: Golden Globes 2014 Nominations: 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave' Lead the Pack
- Variety: 71st Annual Golden Globes Nominations: The Full List
- Digital Spy: Golden Globes nominations 2014: Movies list in full
- Digital Spy: Golden Globes 2014: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle lead nominations
- Digital Spy: Who got snubbed? Golden Globes nominations shut out The Butler
- Hollywood Reporter: Golden Globes: 'The Butler,' Oprah Winfrey Completely Shut Out of Nominations
- USA Today: Analysis: Golden Globes nominations take a serious turn
- New York Daily News: Hollywood reacts to Golden Globes nominations
- Screen Crush: The 2014 Golden Globes Nominations! 'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' Lead the Pack
- HitFix: Golden Globes do the 'Hustle' and reward '12 Years A Slave' with key movie nominations
- Collider: 71st Golden Globes Award Nominees Announced; 12 YEARS A SLAVE and AMERICAN HUSTLE Lead with 7 Nominations Each
- The Wrap: Golden Globes Nominations by the Numbers
- Twitch: Golden Globes 2014: 12 YEARS A SLAVE And AMERICAN HUSTLE Top The Nominations
- JoBlo: Nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globes have been announced!
- Variety: Golden Globes: ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ Lands Comedy Series Nomination
- Deadline: Golden Globe Awards Nominations: ‘12 Years A Slave’ & ‘American Hustle’ Lead Pack (Full List)
- Cinema Blend: 2014 Golden Globe Nominations Announced
- Hollywood Reporter: Golden Globe Nominations: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' and 'House of Cards' Lead
- Variety: Golden Globe TV Nominations: Netflix, ‘Brooklyn’ Score; ‘Homeland,’ ‘Mad Men’ Shut Out
- IndieWire: 'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' Lead Golden Globe Award Nominations
- Deadline: Golden Globes Nominees: Scorecard
- Long Island Newsday: Golden Globes 2014 nominees include '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle'
- Hollywood Reporter: Golden Globes: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Dominate Film Noms
- USA Today: '12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Golden Globe nominations
- USA Today: Who received Golden Globe nominations?
- Denver Post: '12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Globes nominations
- Vulture: The 2014 Golden Globe Nominations Are Here!
- We Got This Covered: 2014 Golden Globe Nominations Announced
- Variety: Golden Globes: 17 Biggest Movie Snubs and Surprises
- IndieWire: The 10 Biggest Surprises of the Golden Globe Nominations
- Deadline: Golden Globes TV Nominees Remarkably Snub-Free – Sorry, ‘Homeland’
- Cinema Blend: Thank God The Golden Globes Recognized Three Overlooked Actresses
- Entertainment Weekly: Golden Globes: Sure-things, shocks and shutdowns — ANALYSIS
- Dark Horizons: The 2014 Golden Globe Nominations: TV
- Dark Horizons: The 2014 Golden Globe Nominations: Film
- Vulture: All the Snubs and Surprises From the 2014 Golden Globe Nominations
- Hollywood Reporter: Making Sense of This Morning's Golden Globe Nominations and Snubs (Analysis)
- Entertainment Weekly: Golden Globes: Nominee Jared Leto on touring and transformation
- Deadline: Golden Globes TV: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘House Of Cards’ & ‘Masters Of Sex’ Lead Pack Of Newcomers As Old Favorites Fall
- Hollywood Reporter: Golden Globes: 17 of the Biggest Film and TV Snubs
- Hollywood Reporter: Golden Globes Reactions: What the Nominees Are Saying
- Entertainment Weekly: Golden Globes: Double nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor speaks out on ’12 Years’ (and two big snubs)
- Variety: Golden Globes: Boost for ‘Brooklyn,’ Pat on Back for ‘Parks’
- Badass Digest: The Golden Globes Nominees Are…
- Entertainment Weekly: Golden Globes: Newcomer Lupita Nyong’o on her big day and letting go of Patsey
- Variety: Golden Globes: Animation Category Drawn Without Pixar
- Entertainment Weekly: Golden Globes: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star Oscar Isaac on his nomination and general distaste for cats
- The Playlist: '12 Years A Slave' Leads Golden Globe Nominations As 'American Hustle,' 'Nebraska' Also Perform Strongly
- FirstShowing.net: 2014 Golden Globes Nominees - '12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity' & More
- Coming Soon: Nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
- Latino Review: 71st Golden Globe Awards Nominations!
- The Wrap: The Golden Globes Big Shock: They Got it Right
- Fandango Movie Blog: Golden Globes Noms: 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' Lead This Year's Nominees
- Fandango Movie Blog: POLL: Help Us Choose the Biggest Golden Globes Snub
- Fandango Movie Blog: POLL: What Was Your Happiest Surprise from the Golden Globes Noms?
- Comic Book Movie: Full List Of The 2014 Golden Globe Nominations
- HitFix: 2014 Golden Globe nominations
- HitFix: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, U2, Alex Ebert vying for music Golden Globes
- The Wrap: Golden Globes 2013: The Nominees (Photos)
- ScreenRant: 2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘American Hustle’ & ‘Breaking Bad’
- MovieWeb: 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
- The Wrap: 22 of Golden Globes’ Biggest Snubs and Surprises: Where Are Anna Gunn and ‘The Butler’?
- The Wrap: Golden Globes and SAG Shutouts: 6 Actors That Shouldn’t Give Up Hope Yet
Warner Bros. has released the first two photos from Transcendence. Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall are featured in this introduction to Wally Pfister's directorial debut, which follows a scientist (Johnny Depp) who tries to upload his brain into a supercomputer.
- Entertainment Weekly: ‘Transcendence’: First Look at Johnny Depp’s mind-melding techno-thriller
- Cinema Blend: Johnny Depp Goes Cyber In First Two Transcendence Images
- Screen Crush: 'Transcendence' First Look: It's Johnny Depp 2.0
- Collider: First Images from Wally Pfister’s TRANSCENDENCE Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Morgan Freeman
- SlashFilm: Johnny Depp Merges With the Machine in New ‘Transcendence’ Stills
- Coming Soon: First Look at Johnny Depp in Wally Pfister's Transcendence
- JoBlo: First look images from Wally Pfister's Transcendence with Johnny Depp, Cillian Murphy, and Morgan Freeman
- The Playlist: First Look At Johnny Depp In Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' Plus Official Synopsis
- Comic Book Movie: First Look At Johnny Depp & Morgan Freeman In Wally Pfister's TRANSCENDENCE
- FirstShowing.net: First Look: Johnny Depp Finds 'Transcendence' in Wally Pifster's Sci-Fi
- ScreenRant: First ‘Transcendence’ Images Show Johnny Depp Looking Surprisingly Normal
- We Got This Covered: Striking Images From Wally Pfister’s Transcendence Showcase All-Star Cast
- AintItCool: First Images from Wally Pfister's TRANSCENDENCE!
- Badass Digest: Wally Pfister’s TRANSCENDENCE Sounds Like Amazing 70-Style SciFi Schlock
- Dark Horizons: First Photos: Wally Pfister's "Transcendence"
The promotional push for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is finally up and running, with the launch of a new logo for the film online. Warner and Paramount have also launched an official website over at InterstellarMovie.com, although that URL only leads to a 404 message in the UK at present. One to keep an eye on… As for the logo itself, it looks suitably classy, and places the film squarely in the arena of "grown-up" sci-fi. Largely because it's black and white, you understand.
- Cinema Blend: Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Unveils Logo, Website Ahead Of Trailer Premiere
- Moviefone: Here's the New Logo for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' (PHOTO)
- Comic Book Movie: Low-Res Trailer Snippet & Official Logo For Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR
- Coming Soon: The Logo for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Revealed!
- FirstShowing.net: Official Logo for Christopher Nolan's New Sci-Fi 'Interstellar' Revealed
- MovieWeb: Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Logo Revealed!
- Empire Magazine: Logo For Christopher Nolan's Interstellar Revealed
- We Got This Covered: First Snippets From Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Plus Official Logo
- Dark Horizons: Nolan's "Interstellar" Gets A Logo, Website
- IGN Movies: Nolan's Interstellar: Official Site and Logo Revealed
- Collider: Take to the Stars with the Logo for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR
- SlashFilm: ‘Interstellar’ Website Goes Live
Filmmaker David O. Russell has energy and enthusiasm to burn. “The Silver Lining’s Playbook” director is three for three now in his new era that includes “The Fighter” and his latest picture, “American Hustle” (review here).
- Thompson on Hollywood: David O. Russell Talks 'American Hustle,' His Unusual Directing Method and Christian Bale's Look with NPR (Plus Anatomy of a Scene VIDEO)
- Long Island Newsday: 'American Hustle' review: Christian Bale is stellar in David O. Russell's high-energy dazzler
- Entertainment Weekly: ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead Golden Globe nominees
- New York Daily News: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globe noms
- New York Daily News: Globe nominations, from ‘American Hustle’ to Zooey Deschanel
- New York Daily News: 'American Hustle': Movie review
- Comic Book Movie: Samuel L. Jackson In Talks For David Yates' TARZAN; Margot Robbie Still Favourite For 'Jane'
- Latino Review: Video Interview: Talking ‘American Hustle’ With The Cast
- JoBlo: Review: American Hustle
- SlashFilm: 2014 Golden Globe Nominees Include ‘12 Years a Slave’, ‘American Hustle’
- IGN Movies: American Hustle Bags 7 Golden Globe Noms
- Twitch: Review: AMERICAN HUSTLE Offers Laughs, Lies, And Toupees
When observing the familiar corporate synergy just under the surface of Saving Mr. Banks, one might be inclined to judge it as something quite atrocious. But, while that is indubitably not the proper verdict, this "true history" of Walt Disney's late-in-life completion to his long running struggle to make the classic film Mary Poppins is not quite the jolly holiday it sets out to be, either. It is, nonetheless, something to stay awake for. Saving Mr.
- Moviefone: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Real-Life Disney Tale
- Moviefone: B.J. Novak Talks 'Saving Mr. Banks,' an Apologetic Emma Thompson, and Disney's Dark Side
- New York Daily News: 'Saving Mr. Banks': Movie review
- Cinema Blend: Music, Tom Hanks On Becoming Walt Disney And More Showcased In New Saving Mr. Banks Videos
- Moviefone: Weekend Movies: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' & More
- Thompson on Hollywood: This Weekend: See Oscar Contenders 'American Hustle,' 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Hobbit,' Plus New Films by Errol Morris and Tyler Perry
- Long Island Newsday: 'Saving Mr. Banks' review: Rich glimpse behind the Disney curtain
- MovieWeb: Four Saving Mr. Banks Featurettes
- Coming Soon: Check Out Two New Featurettes From Saving Mr. Banks
- FirstShowing.net: Two New Featurettes on the Music & Tom Hanks in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
- The Playlist: 5 Favorite Disney Memories From 'Saving Mr. Banks' Star Jason Schwartzman
Since making a splash at Sundance with the alcoholic drama Smashed starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, director James Ponsoldt returned to the festival this year with the stellar coming-of-age drama, The Spectacular Now. Ponsoldt has lined up a busy future with a developing biopic on Hilary Clinton and an adaptation of the Pure young adult novel series (not to mention some scripting duties on a couple films), and now one more project has been added to his list.
- Collider: Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace Opposite Jesse Eisenberg in THE END OF THE TOUR; James Ponsoldt to Direct
- Coming Soon: Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg to Headline The End of the Tour
- MovieWeb: Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg Join The End of the Tour
- The Playlist: Jason Segel To Play David Foster Wallace In 'The End Of The Tour' Co-Starring Jesse Eisenberg
- JoBlo: Jason Segel to play Infinite Jest author in The End of the Tour with Jesse Eisenberg
- We Got This Covered: Jason Segel To Play David Foster Wallace In The End Of The Tour
- SlashFilm: Jason Segel to Play David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldt’s ‘The End of the Tour’
- Empire Magazine: Jason Segel Will Play David Foster Wallace
With the fate of the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious series unknown due to Paul Walker’s untimely death, Warner Bros. and Fox have taken it upon themselves to move their high-profile summer blockbusters into more lucrative release dates.
- Shockya: Enter the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with Official Poster
- Shockya: New Poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Reveals a Battle-Ready Caesar
- Horror-Movies.ca: Four Official Teaser Posters for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Twitch: Caesar Leads The First Set Of Posters For DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
- Total Film: Four new posters for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
- Coming Soon: The Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending Moved Up a Week
- MovieWeb: The Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending Release Date Moves Up One Week
- Collider: New Release Dates for JUPITER ASCENDING, OCULUS, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, BLACKBIRD, and SELFLESS
The brand new trailer is now online for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2 is as cute as can be. Check it out below. In Rio 2, we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon.
- Deadline: Hot Trailer: Fox/Blue Sky’s ‘Rio 2′
- SlashFilm: ‘Rio 2′ Trailer: To Grandfather’s House We Go
- Cinema Blend: Rio 2 Trailer Offers Another Two Minutes Of Good-Looking Blandness
- Coming Soon: The New Trailer for Rio 2 Flies In
- MovieWeb: Fourth Rio 2 Trailer
- FirstShowing.net: Second Colorful, Upbeat Full Theatrical Trailer for Blue Sky's 'Rio 2'
- Collider: New Trailer for RIO 2 Featuring the Voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and Andy Garcia
- Bleeding Cool: New Full Length Trailer For Rio 2
Critics suggest a very simple formula for determining whether you’ll like ”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: Fans of the first film will be happy, while haters will continue to hate. The second installment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy based on J.R.R.
- Moviefone: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Fantasy Sequel
- Shockya: Box Office Predictions: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to Open Big, But Not as Big as An Unexpected Journey
- Thompson on Hollywood: EXCLUSIVE Video: Go Behind the 3-D Scenes with 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' (Plus Best Song Contender 'I See Fire')
- Long Island Newsday: What 'Hobbit' critics think of 'The Desolation of Smaug'
- Film School Rejects: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Review: A Tale Told By an Accountant, Full of Filler, Signifying Nothing
- The Wrap: ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Opens No. 1 in First Nine Foreign Markets
- HitFix: Luke Evans on the way the massive sets of 'Desolation Of Smaug' helped his performance
- The Playlist: Evangeline Lilly Talks 'The Desolation Of Smaug,' Playing Tauriel & Saying No To Tank Top-Wearing, Tomboy Characters
It's Chronicle meets Super 8 in this new found footage sci-fi adventure called Earth to Echo from director Dave Green. We're not sure how this project has gone unnoticed, but maybe that's to the film's advantage. After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities.
- Coming Soon: Check Out the Trailer for the Sci-Fi Adventure Earth to Echo
- Collider: First Teaser Trailer for PG Sci-Fi Adventure Film, EARTH TO ECHO
- SlashFilm: ‘Earth to Echo’ Teaser Trailer: Four Kids Find Amblin Adventure In The Desert
- Twitch: Kid Oriented SciFi Adventure EARTH TO ECHO Evokes Amblin With First Trailer
- JoBlo: What the hell did these kids find in this intriguing teaser for Earth to Echo?
- Screen Crush: 'Earth to Echo' Trailer: Even Kids Are Getting in on Found Footage
- MovieWeb: Earth to Echo Trailer Pays Homage to E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind
And your next competing studio project will be: Peter Pan movies. Currently in development are at least three movies inspired by J.M. Barrie's classing tale of a magical boy who never grows up. Gary Ross is developing PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS while Channing Tatum and Joe Roth are working on an origin story called NEVERLAND. But, the first project with a concrete release is Joe Wright's PAN which will be... Read More...
- Coming Soon: Warner Bros. Sets Joe Wright's Pan for June 26, 2015
- Collider: Warner Bros. Sets Joe Wright’s PAN for June 26, 2015 Release
- SlashFilm: Joe Wright’s ‘Pan’ Origin Story Hits June 2015
- Deadline: Warner Bros’ ‘Pan’ Gets June 2015 Release Date
- Dark Horizons: "Jupiter," "Oculus," "Pan" Date Changes
- Variety: Peter Pan Project ‘Pan’ to Fly on June 26, 2015
Keanu Reeves' epic samurai movie 47 RONIN will hit theaters in less than two weeks, but if you're in the mood for swordplay and dragons now, you can watch this animated prequel, courtesy of CraveOnline. Called THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR, the video features how the ronin ended up without a master, as well as some of their battles with mystical creatures and monsters. Take A Look: Synopsis:... Read More...
- Coming Soon: 47 Ronin Debuts an Animated Prequel, The Way of the Warrior
- Comic Book Movie: Animated Prequel For 47 RONIN
- MovieWeb: Watch the 47 Ronin Motion Comic Prequel 'The Way of the Warrior'
- Screen Crush: Watch the '47 Ronin' Animated Prequel, and Get a Taste of the Upcoming Film
- AintItCool: 47 RONIN's Animated Prequel Thing Is Here!!
The first of the all important guilds have now chimed in on the precursor season, and boy did they have their own agenda. The Screen Actors Guild released their nominations, which have a lot more bearing on the Oscar race than any critics group. Still, as I cautioned in my precursor piece here, any one announcement can only mean so much. That being said, this was our first big one, and SAG usually doesn't completely match up with the Oscar nominees, but they do have a member overlap, so it's a place to start when looking at who's gotten a boost or who's stepped back.
- Thompson on Hollywood: Where Is the Oscar Race After SAG and Golden Globes Nominations? (FULL GLOBES LIST)
- Deadline: Golden Globes Film: Wow! No Oprah, But Nominations Set Up A Fiercely Competitive Race
- Cinema Blend: 5 Golden Globe Shocks That Could Affect The Oscar Race
- Thompson on Hollywood: Crafts Roundup: Handicapping the VFX Oscar Race
- Hollywood Reporter: Golden Globes: Trio of Actors Score Double Nominations
After winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film with his animated documentary Waltz with Bashir in 2008, director Ari Folman is reaching back into history with another animated project. Deadline has word that Folman is working on an animated film following the life and iconic diary of Anne Frank. Apparently this is the first time filmmakers have been granted full access to all the archives of the Anne Frank Fonds Basel, founded in 1963 by Anne’s father Otto Frank.
- Vulture: Waltz With Bashir Director Ari Folman to Make Anne Frank Animated Film
- Collider: WALTZ WITH BASHIR Director Ari Folman Making Animated Film Based on the Life and Diary of Anne Frank
- The Playlist: 'Waltz With Bashir'/'The Congress' Director Ari Folman Making Animated Anne Frank Movie
- Thompson on Hollywood: Ari Folman Takes on Animated Anne Frank Feature
- Dark Horizons: "Bashir" Director Tells Anne Frank's Story
Like the video posted earlier today which featured Paul Rudd addressing those Ant-Man rumours, it's hard to read James Marsden's reaction here. Either he knows something about a possible return as the fan favourite mutant in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse or he has no desire to reprise a role which was poorly written across three different films! There are also some who believe he may actually make a surprise appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but we'll just have to wait and see. What do you guys think? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts below!
- JoBlo: Paul Rudd and James Marsden don't have much to say about Ant-Man or X-Men: Apocalypse
- Comic Book Movie: X-MEN: Professor Charles Xavier Fires CYCLOPS (Parody)
- Total Film: James McAvoy talks X-Men: Days Of Future Past
- Digital Spy: Tom Hardy talks Elton John, pays tribute to "special" James Gandolfini
- ScreenRant: SR Geek Picks: Prof. X Fires Cyclops, 2013 Movies Mashup & More
Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired the feature film rights to internationally acclaimed author Dr. Reza Aslan's provocative New York Times bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.Lionsgate Motion Picture Group's President of Production Erik Feig had this to say about the project."Reza Aslan has written a remarkable book that manages to bring the ancient world into contemporary relief and to make a timeless story very timely. We are excited to create this uniquely cinematic and immersive world for moviegoers to experience."Dr.
- Coming Soon: Lionsgate Plans Jesus of Nazareth Tale, Zealot
- Dark Horizons: Lionsgate Plans Jesus Biopic "Zealot"
- The Wrap: Lionsgate to Make a ‘Zealot’ Movie About Jesus
- SlashFilm: Lionsgate Jumps on Bible Movie Trend With Jesus Biopic ‘Zealot’
As our favorite shows wrap up for the year in their mid-season finales, one of them has left fans with a wonderful tease of the future. Last night's episode of Arrow featured the "birth" of The Flash as Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) is literally shocked into his origin as the speedy superhero. Although we won't see the actual in-costume Flash until his pilot debuts next fall, there's still a remote... Read More...
- Comic Book Movie: ARROW Episode 209 "Three Ghosts" Poll & Discussion (Mid-Season Finale)
- Deadline: RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Sing-Off’ Slides, ‘Arrow’ Dips, ‘X Factor’ Steady, ‘Modern Family’ Up, CBS Wins Night
- Comic Book Movie: Gameplay, Combat & Navigation Animatics For THE FLASH Cancelled Video Game
- Comic Book Movie: VIDEO: Watch Barry Allen's Amazing Final Scene From Last Night's Episode Of ARROW
Films by Denis Villeneuve, Claude Lanzmann and Francois Ozon, a tribute to new Canadian cinema and 45 of this year’s Oscar foreign-language entries will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival early next year, PSIFF organizers announced on Thursday. The festival, which runs from Jan.
"12 Years A Slave," "American Hustle," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" lead the 2014 Golden Globe nominations announced this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Beverly Hills, CA.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
- Dread Central: The Horrors of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards
- Hollywood Reporter: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Among Golden Globe Music Nominees
- HitFix: Golden Globe Awards nominee reactions: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons, Leonardo DiCaprio
- Chud: Naptime! Your Golden Globe Nominationzzzzzzzz
It's been almost three years since The Adventures Of Tintin hit our screens, but ever since then, talk has gone fairly quiet on the prospect of a sequel. With Steven Spielberg having directed the original with Peter Jackson producing, the plan was for the two to swap roles for the sequel. However, Jackson's busy schedule has proved problematic… "As soon as I’m free of The Hobbit, I’ll be going back into doing Tintin," explains Jackson, who will likely have a few more bits of additional filming to complete on There And Back Again next year.
Sometimes the most exciting thing in a movie isn't the CGI spectacle, big setpieces or A-list stars looking glamorous—sometimes, it's simply the dialogue delivered by two engaged, invigorated actors that can provide all the fireworks you need.
- IndieWire: Alice Eve on Why Neil La Bute's 'Some Velvet Morning' Marks a 'Personal Watershed' For Her
- Collider: Alice Eve and Stanley Tucci Talk SOME VELVET MORNING, Making a Movie in One Space with Two Actors, 1:30 TRAIN, CATCHING FIRE and More
- New York Daily News: Movie reviews: 'Some Velvet Morning,' 'The Crash Reel'
It's Sylvester Stallone’s punch-outGrudge Match, a film Chris Eubank might describe as “a parade of pugilistic perfection” (were he in an alliterative mood), matches up two big-screen boxers in a marketing man’s dream bout. In the right corner is Rocky ‘the Italian Stallion’ Balboa; in the left, Jake ‘The Raging Bull’ LaMotta. There can only be one winner.This new featurette shows Stallone proving that he can still float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, seven years after his last action in the ring with Rocky Balboa.
'Twilight' star Kellan Lutz plays the mythic strongman in his first stint as a leading man in a feature film for 'The Legend of Hercules,' the trailer for which places him smack dab in his own origin story. But will the hunky actor with racks on racks on racks of abs be able to flex his acting muscles in the driver's seat? Continue reading…
If this doesn't sell you on Dan Harmon's return to Community, nothing will. Check out the epic,Lord of the Rings/Hobbit-inspired extended trailer for Season 5 Continue reading…
Wait, wasn't this an episode of the The Brady Bunch? In what could be seen as a companion piece to last year's 247°F, where a group of friends are trapped in a sauna, Freezer flips the temperature switch, centering on Robert (Dylan McDermott), who finds himself locked in a walk-in freezer. Anchor Bay has released the first trailer for the upcoming thriller, which co-stars Yuliya Snigir as the mafia leader who put Robert in this chilly scenario, because she thinks he knows where her missing $8 million is.
- FirstShowing.net: Don't Watch: Dylan McDermott Trapped in a Freezer in 'Freezer' Trailer
- MTV Movies Blog: You Have To Watch The Trailer For 'Freezer'
- Bleeding Cool: First Trailer For Freezer, All About A Man Trapped In A Freezer
Mr Knepper certainly doesn't seem to have a problem being typecast anyway. He's not only added the Clock King to his resume of villains, but he's also signed on to play an evil minister named Antonius who's aligned with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay parts 1 and 2. It's official! Please welcome @Robert_Knepper as Antonius to the cast of @TheHungerGames: Mockingjay Parts 1&2. pic.twitter.com/LWSCS5AuAp— Catching Fire (@TheHungerGames) December 11, 2013 But hey, as a great man once said, if you're good at something never do it for free.
The first trailer for Tom Cruise's sci-fi action flick Edge Of Tomorrow has landed online, and it crams in just as much alien-infested action as you'd expect. Set in the future, the film sees Cruise playing Bill Cage, a military man caught up in a time loop in which he attempts to bring down an alien race again and again. He's backed up by our very own Emily Blunt, flexing her Looper action muscles for an even more physical role as a badass soldier. Check out the trailer below... Edge Of Tomorrow opens in the UK on 30 May 2014.
The Coen Brothers' love making George Clooney look like a schmuck, and it appears they might be doing it again in the near future. During a recent interview with Thompson on Hollywood, Anne Thompson asked about their comedy Hail Caesar, which they had talked about back in 2004. According to The Playlist, the film is set to star George Clooney "as a 1920s matinee film idol who takes on Ancient Rome epic" and at one point Tim Blake Nelson was also being considered for the cast. Joel Coen told Thompson they've been working on Hail Caesar, and "there's a good chance that would be next"; Ethan C
Next year we'll see Frank Grillo get tangled up with Captain America: The Winter Soldier (fans who saw Thor: The Dark World in IMAX already saw him in action with a tease before the film), but now he's getting involved in a different sequel. Deadline has word that Grillo will lead the sequel to last year's low-budget horror thriller The Purge. There was speculation recently that the film might be called The Zone, but this news pegs the sequel as being given the laborious title of The Next Chapter of The Purge.
Interview with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez on their Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song, about females in film work and their next project.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/immaculate-noise
The Golden Globes are known for stretching the boundaries of what’s considered comedy in their nominations, but Thursday’s nominations also blur the lines of what is considered an original song. In the Best Original Song – Motion Picture category, one of the nominees is the song “Please Mr.
Stephen King‘s work is so prevalent, you can be a huge fan even if you’ve never picked up a book. Innumerable movies have made it to the big screen, miniseries have gone to television, and recently more of his stories are being adapted to serialized TV. There are Under the Dome and Haven and now another King story is making the jump. The show will be called Grand Central, based on the short story The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates.
- Dread Central: Another Stephen King Tale Coming to ABC and More
- Bleeding Cool: Another Stephen King Adaptation Headed For Television
Writer-director Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas opens this weekend. The story finds Madea (Perry) getting coaxed into helping a friend visit her daughter (Tika Sumpter) for Christmas. Per the synopsis, "As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all." A Madea Christmas also stars Larry the Cable Guy, Kathy Najimy, Chad Michael Murray, Anna Maria Horsford, and Alicia Witt. For more on the film, watch the trailer. A few days ago, I landed a video inte
The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad -- and sometimes worse -- than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival.
While promoting The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, actor Luke Evans was asked in a recent interview about the upcoming remake of The Crow, in which he stars as the title character. "What we want to do with it is not just do a remake, because the original was brilliant," the actor told Total Film. "What we want to do is tell the story and bring parts of the original source material into the film that was not done the first time." Evans concluded, "I think people who love the comic book... will be really happy with what we're doing." Continue reading…
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Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join the Tarzan reboot for Warner Bros. Directed by David Yates, Tarzan will star Alexander Skarsgard in the title role. While plot details remain under wraps, we do know that the movie is being produced by Jerry Weintraub and Alan Riche and exec. produced by Yates and Mike Richardson. Though Jackson is in talks for a leading role, there’s no word on who he might play. Also, Christoph Waltz seems to be another actor who’s in talks to join. It’s taken a while for this project to get off the ground.
The creators of Kick-Ass 2 have something to say about where it all came from and what it all means.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists celebrates a lot of the expected contenders in their list of the year's best -- "12 Years a Slave" leads with 13 nods -- but their individuality emerges in their categories that celebrate female filmmaking and denigrate industry sexism.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
(Review originally published during SXSW in March 2013.) All human beings have a talent for one thing or another, and Paul Walker is a human being, so Paul Walker undoubtedly is good at something. But whatever it is, it's not acting. Acting is not the thing Paul Walker is good at. He's harmless enough in the Fast and the Furious movies, where little acting is required and where he has equally blank-faced scene partners (Vin Diesel, cars, etc.) to offset him, but it would be a bad idea to put him in, say, an emotional drama that's essentially a one-man show.
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The Good Luck of Right Now is the forthcoming novel from Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick, set for publication in 2014. But like so many soon-to-be-published books from authors whose work has been successfully adapted to film, Quick’s novel already has filmmakers ready to bring it to the screen. In this case, it is Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris who are in talks to direct the film for DreamWorks. Mike White scripted.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues London PremiereSince the first Anchorman premiered in 2004 in a small hut somewhere in a whale's vagina off the coast of San Diego, this film, well, franchise, has grown in reputation and adoration. Like Ron Burgundy's salon-quality hair, it's now an institution. Not just any institution, either.
Here Comes the Devil is only the second film I've seen by writer-director Adrián García Bogliano, following a recent viewing of his "geriatric lunatics with nitroglycerine" horror movie Cold Sweat just a few weeks ago. Seeing both films in such close proximity caused me a small amount of psychic whiplash, given how the first movie was a seedy, sometimes silly work that careened from Saw-style torture scenarios in a decrepit mansion to an abrupt homage to The People Under the Stairs with sun-deprived boys replaced with nude, feral camgirls.
- New York Daily News: 'Here Comes the Devil,' movie review
"Labor Day" star Kate Winslet landed a Golden Globe nomination this morning for her work in Jason Reitman's latest. She talks to HitFix's Kristopher Tapley about tackling a fragile persona in the upcoming holiday release.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention
Captain America and the Black Widow leap into action in an all-new, cinematic-set adventure! • What brings Steve Rogers back to tour his old Brooklyn neighborhood? Hint: It’s not just the milk shakes! • Plus: Reprinting the first appearance of Cap’s #1 wingman, the high-flying Falcon! CAPTAIN AMERICA: HOMECOMING Written by FRED VAN LENTE Pencils by TOM GRUMMETT Cover by MARK BAGLEY Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement!
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Check out the first part of this art preview at this link and some more images here. Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery 1988‘s signature pop culture art event, is returning to the Big Apple. The show, which got its start in Los Angeles several years ago and has since spawned two books and innumerable imitators, came to New York in 2012 and is coming back on December 13.
After fourteen years, the Fast & Furious franchise has gone through quite a few changes. The first three films struggled with changing casts and somewhat unconnected storylines. However, after Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, director Justin Lin took the series in a very different direction.
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Cameron Crowe? Meth addict drama? For a director who is generally known for films that depict intimate relationships with comedy and heart (though "Vanilla Sky" is obviously an outlier), it seems like something you wouldn't immediately find in his wheelhouse. However, he's been trying to get "Beautiful Boy" made for a while now. Currently housed under Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle, the project has survived from scripting issues, and it was reported last year that it would roll next after Crowe's currently filming untitled comedy (formerly known as "Deep Tiki").
- Hollywood Reporter: The Ferocious Drive of Mark Wahlberg
And with that, fans of Saturday Night Live can dial down their ire – or at least start to. The long-running NBC sketch comedy show has recently come under fire for its lack of a black female cast member, or rather its continued lack of a black female cast member. The situation steadily spiraled out during the fall, with offhand comments by cast members and other related people eventually culminating in a big nod to the perceived diversity problem on a November episode hosted by Kerry Washington.
Veteran screenwriter, director and producer Nancy Meyers will receive the 2013 Hall of Fame Award from software firm Final Draft. The honor will be presented in an awards ceremony to be held Jan. 7 at the Paramount Theater at Paramount Studios. Meyers has been a force in Hollywood since producing and sharing an Oscar nomination for co-writing “Private Benjamin” in 1980.
Sony Pictures has updated their Daily Bugle viral site for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a brand new story. Inside the piece are quite a few references to Spider-Man lore including naming the three founding members of "The Enforcers" as well as the Manfredi crime family, all "written" by Daily Bugle employee Eddie Brock! Here's the piece:
In what might have been an accidental reveal after being woken up with a nomination for a Golden Globe for the Showtime series "House of Lies," actor Don Cheadle has revealed that he will be popping up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. USA Today (via ScreenCrush) spoke with the actor this morning who said that he was heading to a production meeting for the Marvel sequel after he got off the phone with the newspaper.
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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