Watch: A Great Series of Conversations Between This Year's Best Actors and Actresses
Want to see Doctor Strange meet the Incredible Hulk? With Edward Norton no longer playing Bruce Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the best chance to see his version next to new MCU addition Benedict Cumberbatch is in the form of a new video produced by Variety. The Hollywood trade has brought together pairings of this year's best actors and actresses, and those two stars, being recognized this year for The Imitation Game and Birdman, are one of them, interviewing each other about their craft and films.
As for the current Hulk, you can look to another video to see Mark Ruffalo, an Oscar contender for Foxcatcher, chatting with Jessica Chastain, who is being honored this year primarily for A Most Violent Year. Other pairings include Reese Witherspoon and... Read More
Robert Rodriguez's 'Fire and Ice' Remake Will Bring Frank Frazetta's Amazing Paintings to Life
Another animated fantasy adventure directed by Ralph Bakshi is getting a live-action remake, but this one probably won't look much like the recent Lord of the Rings and Hobbit redos. This time it's an original work, 1983's Fire and Ice, that's on its way in front of cameras, and this time it's Robert Rodriguez who'll be behind them.
Fire and Ice was a collaboration between Bakshi and famed illustrator Frank Frazetta, who was best known for painting the covers of pulp fantasy, adventure and science fiction novels, such as those in the Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and Barsoom (aka John Carter of Mars) series. For Rodriguez's version, the filmmaker aims to do something similar to his Sin City movies but mimicking Frazetta's painting style rather... Read More
'Get Hard' Trailer: Kevin Hart Teaches Will Ferrell How to Survive Prison
There's a joke in Horrible Bosses where the three dumb, would-be criminals turn to the first tough looking guy they can find in a bar (Jamie Foxx) and assume he's a career criminal and as such try to ask him for advice on how to get away with murder. Well, Get Hard looks like that joke stretched out to an entire feature film, though that's not necessarily a bad thing, since this is the directorial debut of Idiocracy and Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen.
Get Hard stars Will Ferrell as a hedge fund millionaire who is about to be sent away to a maximum security prison for committing fraud, and he's so scared of going to jail that he turns to the first non-white guy he can find (Kevin Hart) and wrongly assumes he's an expert on how to survive prison... Read More
The Best Movie Trailers of the Week
Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.
I’ve got a love-hate relationship with this new Cinderella. When I started watching the film’s very first trailer, I was ready to write it off as a schmaltzy take that adds nothing to the original fairy tale. But then, all of a sudden - colorful dresses! A cute prince! Magic! Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother! Sure enough, this new international trailer for the film has the same effect. Scoff at the straightforward approach to the narrative all you want, but there’s a reason this story is told over and over again. It’s hard not to get swept up in the charm and magic of the... Read More
See What Santa's House Looks Like According to 'The Hobbit' Author J.R.R. Tolkien
As moviegoers prepare to bid farewell to Peter Jackson's epic six-film tour through Middle-earth via adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, many are also out buying last-minute gifts and penning letters to the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. Some of you may not know that when Tolkien wasn't busy spinning tales of hobbits, elves, wizards and orcs, he was also penning letters about Santa... as Santa.
Tolkien, under the guise of Father Christmas, wrote letters to four of his children for 20 years, including illustrations to go along with stories about life at the North Pole. In one letter Tolkien included illustrations of Father Christmas' new home on the North Pole along with a story about why he had to move right before... Read More
Watch: The Schmoes Review 'Annie,' 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' and More
The Schmoes are back with this week's video reviews. See what they thought about the new releases arriving in theaters below.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
A Most Violent Year
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Movie News: See Jessica Chastain Go Gothic for 'Crimson Peak'; Watch Jonah Hill and James Franco in First 'True Story' Trailer
Crimson Peak: Jessica Chastain looks properly gothic in the first image from Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, due in theaters on October 16, 2015. The movie is a ghost story, set in a large, spooky old house; Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska also star. [The Film Stage]
Transformers 5: Mark Wahlberg, star of this summer's blockbuster smash Transformers: Age of Extinction, says he has "committed" to doing a "couple" more movies in the series, and thinks the next one will be going into production "soon." But what about director Michael Bay, who has hinted that he wants do other types of movies? Wahlberg would only say that he can't speak for Bay. [MTV]
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The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Biopic?
Biopics are technically movies that depict full lives of famous people. We allow the term and genre to be loose these days, because we're typically more interested in parts of those lives rather than the whole span from birth to death. Not every potential real-life movie subject deserves or requires such scope. So, not every biopic has to play out like Boyhood with year-by-year beats in the story of someone's existence.
This year saw the release of many biopics of the more preferable piece-of-life variety. One of my favorite movies of any kind this year, Selma, is set over only a couple of months in the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. (if we don't count the opening scene). Some would argue that it's not actually a biopic because of this. Or because... Read More
The 20 Greatest Middle-earth Movie Moments from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'
In their extended (and superior) cuts, the three films of the Lord of the Rings trilogy run 680 minutes. That's just over 11-and-a-half hours. Add in the six or so hours from the first two Hobbit movies and you have a lot of movie. Now, picking the 20 best single moments from these five movies doesn't seem so foolhardy. If anything, it seems too difficult! How do you narrow that much content down?
After revisiting The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we managed to select 20 scenes that stand out above the rest. Consider this a brief primer on just how great these can be before you return to... Read More