Your Top Three: Kevin Smith Movies
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You don't have to love Kevin Smith as a filmmaker to appreciate that he's had an interesting career. Beginning with an indie-darling, cult-classic Sundance sensation, following it with one of the most unfortunate transitions to the studio system of the 1990s, then continuing to deliver work that surprised critics (for better or worse, up and down) and delighted a core fan base, he's always been someone to pay attention to.
This week, his latest hits theaters and it's yet another example of how he's anything but boring. Tusk, a serial-killer horror flick and the first installment of a new Canada-based "True North Trilogy," sounds too bizarre... Read More
The 'I Saw the Devil' Remake Lands a Killer Creative Team
I Saw the Devil is a haunting 2010 Korean movie from director Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) about a secret service agent who implants a tracking device inside the body of the man who killed is wife, not so he can track the serial killer, but so that he can torment him and make his life a living hell. It's a brilliant and brutal movie about the slippery slopes of revenge and insanity and how the two are so often intertwined. It's also the kind of movie that's so intense, no matter how much you warn someone about its violence, they are guaranteed to walk away thinking, "Damn, that was a messed-up movie."
So of course it's being remade.
Here's the thing, though: The Wrap revealed the team behind the remake, and the names are packed with... Read More
Watch 'Serena,' the Jennifer Lawrence/Bradley Cooper Movie You Probably Didn't Know Existed
Based on a novel by Ron Rash, Susanne Bier’s Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in their third collaboration (and second as lovers). Set in Depression-era North Carolina, George and Serena Pemberton are newlyweds and business partners intent on building a timber empire. Serena’s no-nonsense approach keeps the men around her in line, but when George’s hidden past comes to light, things take a turn for the dramatic.
Surprisingly, Serena doesn’t have a U.S. release date at this time. U.K. moviegoers can see it on November 27 (or at the London Film Festival if they’re anxious for some J-Law). So what’s the deal with making American audiences wait? Our pal Sean O’Connell had that... Read More
Watch: Spike Jonze's Surprise Music Video for Karen O, Starring Elle Fanning
Singer Karen O and director Spike Jonze have a working relationship that stretches back to 2005. They worked on the award-winning Adidas commercial "Hello Tomorrow." In collaboration with Carter Burwell, O composed the soundtrack for Jonze’s film Where the Wild Things Are. Recently, the duo was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Jonze’s Her (“The Moon Song”).
O just released her first solo record called Crush Songs. To honor his friend and collaborator, Jonze made an impromptu “music video” for O with Elle Fanning — which really means Jonze shot Elle Fanning dancing around like a goofball on the New York Metropolitan Opera House stage, set to O’s song “Ooo.&rdquo... Read More
David Fincher's Big Reveal Regarding the Next Two 'Dragon Tattoo' Movies
Audiences couldn’t get enough of Rooney Mara as a punk hacker weirdo in David Fincher’s American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Although the director made a commitment to adapt the next two films/books in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, there hasn’t been any news about their status for some time.
Fincher has been busy as executive producer of the Netflix series House of Cards (directing a few episodes here and there), and he’s awaiting the release of the highly anticipated Gone Girl — an adaptation of the popular Gillian Flynn novel (in theaters October 3). But Vulture reports that despite Fincher’s workload, he’s still interested in filming the other Stieg... Read More
Watch: 'Sesame Street' Uses 'Star Wars' to Teach Kids About Self-control
If you love Star Wars, but need a break from the constant deluge of Episode VII rumors, then this new video from the Sesame Street gang is sure to put a smile on your face. Seriously – it’s the cutest Star Wars thing you’re going to see this week.
The venerable children’s series has released a hilarious video for its Star Wars parody Star S’Mores. Thrill to this adventure set in a galaxy far, far away where Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo and Chewie the Cookie must save Princess Parfaita from the clutches of Darth Baker. There’s only one catch – they’ll have to figure out a way to keep Flan (Cookie Monster) from eating Chewie.
Their mission will require seeking out Jedi masters like Only One Cannoli and Groda, but helping Flan deal... Read More
First Full 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1' Trailer Turns Katniss into a Weapon
So far the buildup toward The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 has been one of our favorite movie campaigns of the year. The marketing folks have done some creepy, subtle and even subversive things with their poster-art campaign so far, and the teaser trailers have all done a restrained job of, well, teasing. But now that the movie is just over three months away, Lionsgate has decided to move away from the teasing and start showing something substantial.
Fans are going to be very happy the studio did.
The Hunger Games continues to be one of the most surprising blockbuster franchises around. Catching Fire really elevated the material from the first film, setting up a story of high-stakes underdog revolution that hasn't really been seen on the big screen since The... Read More
'Batman v Superman' News: Hilarious Photos of Stolen Batmobile, Plus: Affleck Talks Rage
If you’re hankering for some news concerning Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the latest on DC’s biggest title, including an update on the case of the stolen Batmobile, and Ben Affleck talking about rage. Ooh scary. Don’t hurt us, Ben Affleck…
First up, you may have noticed that there were crazy reports that the Batmobile was stolen this past Friday. For whatever reason, this news got picked up without anyone really bothering to research it, and it turns out it wasn’t true. Who would be dumb enough to steal Batman’s ride? That’s just asking for a world of pain.
Well, director Zack Snyder was on the case, and he posted a really funny photo that shows just who the culprit might... Read More
Watch What Happened to Walt Disney Before He Created Mickey Mouse
In Timothy S. Susanin’s book Walt Before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, readers are treated to a portrait of the famous animator from age 17 through his rise to international stardom. Directed by first-time filmmaker Khoa Le, Walt Before Mickey reveals the struggles Disney faced in the early days at his animation studio in Kansas when it was known as “Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artists.”
Disney’s most popular character, Mickey Mouse, didn’t appear on film until 1929’s Plane Crazy, so when we say “early days,” we mean it. Thomas Ian Nicholas from American Pie portrays Disney, while Napoleon Dynamite’s Jon Heder (whoa) takes on the role of brother Roy. According to Design Taxi, this is a straight-to-video affair... Read More
Movie News: Mark Wahlberg Gets Flashy for 'Ted 2' (Photo); 'Zoolander 2' May Finally Happen
Ted 2: Mark Wahlberg shared a photo of himself from Ted 2, now in production. Wahlberg sits astride an Indian Scout motorcycle; devoted fans will note the logo for Flash Gordon, a key reference in the first film. Ted 2 is heading for release on June 26, 2015. [Twitter via Collider]
Zoolander 2: Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux have completed a script for Zoolander 2, which includes the return of fashion executive Mugatu, played by Will Ferrell. The news was first reported in January 2011 (?!), but more recently Theroux has said things may finally be moving forward, and now Ferrell says: "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon." So, not much, we're afraid, but at least a glimmer of hope for those of us who'd love to see... Read More