BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
DreamWorks Animation is filling out the cast of its upcoming animated feature Penguins of Madagascar, and in doing so they have brought aboard two of the most gifted actors out there. Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich are now set to lend their voices to characters in the new animated feature.
Though this is Shakmanís first time out as a feature director, he has a long resume of TV work, including Itís Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Psych, while fellow feature newcomer Patino also has TV experience, writing for both Sons of Anarchy and the short-lived Prime Suspect.
"What happens in the Kremlin stays in the Kremlin." Really , the only thing surprising about that joke is that it hasn't somehow been made before-- it's been nearly 25 years since the Cold War ended, and yet there's still nothing more fun than putting some red-blooded American spies up against the chilly Russkies. Bruce Willis actually just finished mopping up the remains of the Soviet era in A Good Day to Die Hard
A brand new trailer for he comic book movie is set to arrive online this Friday, and to get you ready we have two brand new character posters featuring Willis and co-star John Malkovich, both of whom will be reprising their roles, as Frank Moses and Marvin Boggs, respectively, from the 2010 action comedy.
Red is one of those movies that was a surprisingly big hit when it came out-- $90 million domestic and another $108 million overseas-- but seems to be totally forgotten already, not even two years after it came out. And it was a fun movie, with a cast including Helen Mirren, John Malkovich at his weirdest
Catherine Zeta-Jones may have taken a three year break from acting but now she is back with a vengeance. In January the actresses' newest film, Lay The Favorite, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, Rock of Ages is coming out next month, she recently wrapped production on both Playing the Field and Broken City, and is currently filming Steven Soderbergh's The Bitter Pill.
The crime thriller Cut Bank just added some serious experience to the otherwise freshman affair. The 'Black List' script was written by first time feature screenwriter Roberto Patinoa and also making his film debut with Cut Bank is the director Matt Shakman. While both Patinoa and Shakman are making the big move from television to film, they have assembled a more than capable cast to help ease the transition.
One thing that makes me curious about this film is how it will change the dynamic between the undead and the humans and make the audience cheer for the zombie. Thanks to the films of George A. Romero the average movie-going audience is conditioned to not only hate the walking dead, but to blow its head off with a shotgun.
John Malkovich is easily one of the finest actors working today, but I'm not sure if I'd ever trust him with an accent from east of London ever again. Take, for example, his performance in Rounders. While he's meant to be a villainous Russian gangster, he's vocal interpretation of the character incites far more laughter than it does chills. Going way over the top, it seems that Malkovich decided to forgo having a vocal coach and instead tried to do his best impression of an evil Yakov Smirnoff.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura offered an update on what itíll be all about. They plan to bring back the previous cast, which means you should expect to see Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich back and packing heat at the least. I guess theyíll likely bring back Mary Louise Parker too
In the 1980s-set film the two would be playing the open-minded parents of a teenage boy who wants to quietly come out of the closet, except that
Anytime you can cram Malkovich, Buscemi, Cage, Rhames, Chappelle, an Indian and some dude named Swamp Thing onto one plane, you have to go for it. Youíd look like an idiot if you didnít
There are at least half a dozen good reasons to love the first trailer for Red. Bruce Willis is at his best when heís cranky and tired, which he is here. Mary Louise Parker is finally out of Weeds
Jonah Hex will be released in theaters this weekend, though you could be forgiven for not knowing that given the complete lack of promotion Warner Bros. has thrown behind it
Character posters are almost always super duper boring, and it looks like Jonah Hex isn't going to break that trend. Though to be fair, I've had it in for Jonah Hex since day one
But what can I say, it also looks pretty great. For everyone who didn't think Seabiscuit was enough of a champion, Secretariat looks like a pretty good bet
It may not be the hippest movie on DIsney's 2010 slate, but Secretariat has some real potential to be a hit, mostly because we Americans are total suckers for horse movies
Transformers 3 has added a couple new faces, and they arenít robots. According to director Michael Bay, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, and the Ken Jeong (the answer to whatís in the trunk in The Hangover) have been added to the cast.
Summit Entertainment announced that principal photography is underway on the Robert Schwentke spy film Red and that Bruce Willis will have quite a powerful cast backing him up
Will Ferrell has to be the first choice, right? To replace John C. Reilly in ANY movie? The two guys are pretty damn close to interchangeable at this point, considering Reilly has ignored his dramatic tendencies
Malkovich was over in Italy on a TV sports show (???) and confirmed that he's on board the film, and is waiting for the final script to be sent along. Easier said than done, of course
The problem with Spidey 3 was acknowledged (too many villains) and then remedied by announcing Dylan Baker as the Lizard, the sole enemy for the next installment, or so we thought. Now, rumors of even more villains coming into play
Secretariat seems like it's going to be Diane Lane's show, with the actress playing the owner of the famous horse, who broke horse racing's gender barrier and led Secretariat to win the 1973 Triple Crown