Watch: 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' Trailer Likes Monkeying Around
Ben Stiller and his gang of historical figure friends are back for another adventure in the upcoming Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and this time the crew is going on a road trip. Watch the first trailer below.
The second sequel in the wildly popular franchise (the first two installments have grossed almost a billion dollars in worldwide box office) finds Stiller’s security guard and his band of misfits traveling to London to solve a mystery in the Egyptian wing of the British Museum.
Since all sequels have to up the stakes in some way, this third feature will find the ensemble cast outside the museum and prowling the streets of London.
“We have brought museums to life, but we have never really explored the idea of taking the magic into the world... Read More
See the Roman Epic Martin Scorsese Created When He Was Only 11 Years Old
At age 11 in New York City, Martin Scorsese’s imagination was already deeply entrenched in the cinema. The future director suffered from asthma and was unable to play sports or run around like the rest of the children in his neighborhood. Instead, he spent countless hours at his local movie theater with his family, where he developed an abiding love for film.
It was during this time that Scorsese developed an epic Roman film called The Eternal City, which he imagined would star Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, Virginia Mayo, Alec Guinness and others. Scorsese even drew a series of storyboards for the drama, which Open Culture describes as a “Cecil B. Demille-like production.” The filmmaker called it “a fictitious story of Royalty in Ancient... Read More
Read: Tom Hiddleston Wrote This Great Letter to Joss Whedon After Reading 'The Avengers' Script
There's a reason why Loki is one of the most popular Marvel characters, and much of that has to do with Tom Hiddleston, the actor who plays him. Not only is he insanely talented, but he's charming and friendly, and it's pretty impossible to find anything bad to say about him. So it's no surprise he wrote Joss Whedon this really great letter after reading a draft of the script for The Avengers. In it, the British actor gushes over the screenplay for the film, comparing Loki’s part to Die Hard’s Hans Gruber, and referencing both Willy Wonka and James Mason.
The letter (sent via e-mail) is featured in the prerelease excerpts of Amy Pascale’s upcoming Joss Whedon: The Biography – which will be in stores on August 1. Check out the... Read More
See the First Official Poster for Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'
It's quite fitting that the eighth film from Quentin Tarantino have the number eight in its title, and after a long back-and-forth that included leaked scripts and staged readings, this newly released (and official) poster finally confirms for certain that The Hateful Eight is heading to the big screen in 2015.
The poster also confirms a couple of other things, too, like how the film will be presented in 70 mm Super Cinemascope along with a special road-show engagement, which means it will probably tour the country before settling down in theaters nationwide. It'll be fun to see where those special engagements take place and who from the movie shows up.
And about that movie! Well, a bunch of Tarantino regulars have already been confirmed, many of whom also took part in... Read More
Movie News: Rian Johnson Talks 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'; LeBron James Shares 'Trainwreck' Photo
Star Wars: Episode VIII: Rian Johnson (Looper), who was recently confirmed as the writer and director of Star Wars: Episode VIII, is already working on the film, which is set for release in 2017. "I wanted to to play in this world, literally the first movie my dad put me in the car to see," he said. The filmmaker joked about how he got the job: "I can only assume it was a clerical error, like in the movie Brazil. There’s a Brian Johnson out there who is really mad.” To prepare, he said he and his crew are watching movies nightly. [Chicago Sun-Times]
Trainwreck: A new photo from Judd Apatow's comedy Trainwreck, starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, has unexpectedly emerged from an NBA superstar. LeBron James, who recently announced he... Read More
The Geek Beat: The Biggest Hits, Misses and Lingering Questions of San Diego Comic-Con 2014
This year's Comic-Con International in San Diego is in the rearview mirror, and all that's left is to look back on the show and ponder the highs and lows of another massive celebration of geekery in all its forms.
Last year, my very first “Geek Beat” column assessed which studios, projects or other movie-related elements of the show generated the best kind of buzz at Comic-Con, and which elements fell short of expectations. One year and another convention later, here are the biggest hits, misses and lingering questions from the 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con:
Ever since the first time Iron Man streaked across the sky in footage that debuted during Comic-Con in 2007, Marvel Studios has seemingly owned the annual convention &ndash... Read More
New on DVD/Blu-ray: The Spectacular 'Noah,' the Surprisingly Sweet 'The Other Woman' and More
Noah - Paramount Pictures - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone,Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson. Full cast + crew
Noah is a stunning piece of filmmaking. Of course, that's to be expected when it comes to a movie about the construction of a giant ark intended to survive an apocalyptic flood, but Darren Aronofsky pushes his movie far beyond your standard biblical epic and turns it into a transcendent, engrossing spectacle. Seriously, there are just some downright gob-smacking visuals in this movie, with many of them coming before the big flood even happens.
But Noah is also a complex morality tale about the very nature of mankind and they way we often blind... Read More
Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has the Perfect Movie Soundtrack
There are many things Guardians of the Galaxy has.
-- It has a great story about believing in who you are and what you can accomplish.
-- It has a bunch of cool aliens you've never seen before.
-- It has a fantastic lead hero whose charisma radiates above and beyond his intergalactic ass-kicking skills.
-- It has a Rocket Racoon and a Groot -- two of the most unique, exciting and memorable characters we've seen in years. I'm talking instant-classic kinda characters. How many of you already own their toys and haven't even seen the movie yet? See. Exactly.
-- It has a director (James Gunn) whose passion for the material and love for his main characters is not only shown, but felt. A lot.
-- It has this scene.
-- It has a lot of nerdy comic... Read More
Watch: A Notorious Version of 'Metropolis' with Music by Pat Benatar, Adam Ant and Freddie Mercury
Electronic music maestro Giorgio Moroder is a hit maker, megaproducer and all-around cool guy. An icon of ‘70s disco and dance era, Moroder stepped back in time to the ‘20s when he composed a unique restoration and edit of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in 1984. Moroder’s cut featured color tinting, special effects, subtitles, a faster frame rate and an electronic soundtrack with music by Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Adam Ant and Freddie Mercury.
Website Open Culture recently highlighted the film and you can watch it below if you're curious. Lang’s influential film about a class struggle in a dystopian society has timeless appeal, so while Moroder’s blend of pop and art doesn’t exactly fit perfectly with Lang’s vision, it is a truly... Read More
Can You Beat James Franco in a Game of 5-Second Movie Summaries?
James Franco stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to celebrate his recently wrapped performance in the Broadway run for Of Mice and Men — which became a midsummer hit and earned more than a million dollars at the box office last week. The guys played a lightning-fast game called Five-Second Summaries, in which they had just a few seconds to summarize the plots to various movies and make each other guess the titles.
After dropping a few F bombs and changing the rules about five times, Franco finally got into the swing of things. Fallon’s one-word clue to the actor about Pineapple Express — Franco’s beloved stoner comedy with Seth Rogen — is pretty great. Play along with Franco and Fallon, below. [via Vulture... Read More
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