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 5-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]
'Django Meets Zorro': Where to Find the First-Ever Sequel to a Quentin Tarantino Movie
Comic book imprint Dynamite Entertainment publishes adaptations of popular cult franchises in other media — including the Army of Darkness, Terminator and RoboCop graphic novels. For the company’s tenth anniversary, the publisher is issuing the first-ever sequel to a Quentin Tarantino movie, called Django Meets Zorro. It'll hit stores this November.
Website Collider recently spoke with Tarantino and writer Matt Wagner, of Mage and Grendel fame, to discuss their new collaboration. The filmmaker was keen to see issues of racism and oppression he touched upon in Django Unchained, about a freed slave who faces a brutal Mississippi plantation owner in the Antebellum South, in the comic book. “The thing that I thought was such a great idea was the... Read More
'The Maze Runner' Trailer: Finally A Different Kind Of Young-Adult Movie
Twilight was not the first so-called Young Adult book to ever become a movie franchise, but it was most definitely a game changer. Once it started making money hand over sparkly fist, every studio in town started snapping up everything in the best sellers section of the nearest Barnes & Noble, and the result has been a rash of movies like I Am Number Four, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Beautiful Creatures, Divergent, Vampire Academy, The Host, and The Hunger Games.
They're all about attractive teenagers with some kind of special talent that makes them a unique part of a world-changing story. Usually there is a love triangle, and a handful of supporting friends, and the bad guys are never singular villains, they're cogs in some larger, institutional structure... Read More
New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Conjure Up 'Oculus' at Home Before Disc
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix.
Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods
Noah (biblical action directed by Darren Aronofsky; Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly; rated PG-13)
Rio 2 (animated family flick; voices: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway; rated G)
Dom Hemingway (obnoxious crime comedy for cockney enthusiasts; Jude Law, Emilia Clarke; rated R)
War Story (drama; Catherine Keener, Ben Kingsley; premieres 7/30 on MOD and in theaters; not rated)
The One I Love (comedy; Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson... Read More
Watch: 'Atari: Game Over' Trailer Profiles the Worst Video Game of All Time
Video games are everywhere these days – a multibillion-dollar industry that rivals the movie business in terms of earnings. But just a few decades ago, the future of electronic gaming was in serious jeopardy. Atari, the king of the video game hill in the early 1980s, nearly destroyed the industry it helped make relevant with the release of a single title: E.T. Zak Penn’s new documentary Atari: Game Over will look back at how hubris, greed and one really subpar licensed game almost killed video games as a form of entertainment.
Most people will instantly recognize Penn’s film because it was in the news earlier this year when the crew traveled to a New Mexico landfill where millions of unsold copies of E.T. were buried. The dig was a successful one, proving once... Read More
'Avengers 2,' 'Batman v Superman' and More: Watch All the Big Movie Panels from Comic-Con
If you missed all the madness out in San Diego this past weekend, good news is technology has your back. All of the big movie panels are now available to watch online, sans exclusive-footage reveals. Got some time to kill today? Here's what we think you should check out.
Check out all of our 2014 Comic-Con coverage right here.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (hosted by Stephen Colbert)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Bonus: Mad Max Press Conference
Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The... Read More
Movie News: First Look at Third 'Night at the Museum'; 'Skull Island' Seeks Director
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb: New photos have debuted for the third installment of the family-friendly series Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, set in and around London's famed British Museum. Ben Stiller stars, along with familiar faces (such as Robin Williams) and new characters (like Dan Stevens); the movie hits theaters on December 19. [USA Today]
Skull Island: Officially announced at Comic-Con last weekend, the King Kong prequel Skull Island is heading toward a release date of November 4, 2016 -- but first, it needs a director. Production outfit Legendary Pictures has reportedly offered the position to Joe Cornish, who gained lots of heat after directing the low-budget creature feature Attack the Block and cowriting early versions of... Read More
What Movie Won Comic-Con 2014?
They don't actually give an award out at Comic-Con for this, but every year one movie deserves a prize for "winning" the whole event. In the past, such champions have included The Avengers, which exploded in Hall H in 2010 by assembling the superhero cast together on stage. Last year, the Avengers may have won again with the announcement of Age of Ultron -- but it was a toss-up then between that and the announcement of a Batman v Superman movie.
Comic-Con 2014 was almost a repeat of 2013 given that last weekend saw the first footage of both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the fans were blown away by each. Once again, there may have been a tie between the comic book adaptations, each an enormous, highly anticipated tentpole from... Read More
Writer Ari Handel Tells Us What Movie Was Harder to Get Made, 'Noah' or 'The Fountain'
Ari Handel was studying to become a neuroscientist when he met a young man named Darren Aronofsky at college. Fast-forward a decade or so, and now Handel is Aronofsky's most frequent collaborator, having coproduced The Wrestler and Black Swan, as well as having cowritten The Fountain.
Their latest film together is Noah, starring Russell Crowe as a man tasked by visions from his God to build an ark before mankind is swept off the planet by an unrelenting flood. The visionary film hits Blu-ray and DVD this week, which afforded us the opportunity to chat with Handel about the movie, the pressures of expectations and biblical adaptations, and if it'll take another eight years before we see a script written by him on the big screen.
Movies.com: Were there any overt... Read More
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