BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
In case you didn't already realize, 2014 was a pretty damn good year for crime movies - and for proof of that fact, you need look no further than the latest supercut that has come across our desk.
The result is a film that picks up in the present, just under a decade since the heroine left the sleazy town of Neptune, California to make her way out into the world. The new Veronica Mars is as tough as her teenaged counterpart, but she’s also smarter and edgier, as evidenced by the movie’s earliest scenes.
The Kickstarter-funded film awkwardly marched into only 291 theaters – all AMC-owned venues, mind you – at the same time it was released on VOD this past weekend, but it still managed to rake in right around $2 million, making it the tenth highest-earning film of the week.
So you've seen Veronica Mars the movie! Want to know what Rob Thomas had to say about the ending, or how Kristen Bell reacted when she found out she might not be the one to get to say a certain word?
Last weekend animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman took a distant second place to 300: Rise of An Empire, but fortunes were switched this week. Rise fell almost 60%, banking just $19 million for second place while Mr. Peabody & Sherman slipped only 35%, earning $21 million and narrowly edging into the top spot.
Looking to The Grand Budapest Hotel, Veronica Mars and Grand Piano for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of crime-centered cinema, from madcap murder mysteries to female-fronted detective tales, and chilling psychological thrillers.
Veronica Mars arrives in theaters, and if you haven't watched the series, you may be wondering if you'll be able to follow the movie at all. Having seen the film, I feel confident in saying that it shouldn't be a problem, as the movie is structured to reintroduce us all to Kristen Bell's persnickety once-teen detective and her Southern California hometown of Neptune.
A year after fans came through (and then some) to make the Veronica Mars movie a reality, the film is finally ready for its audience. Last week, we had the opportunity to talk to director/series creator Rob Thomas and stars Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan), Chris Lowell (Piz), Krysten Ritter (Gia) and Ryan Hansen (Dick) about the film.
Marshmallows! You don’t need me to tell you that Veronica Mars held its World Premiere at the South By Southwest film festival in Austin. And the movie reunion of the beloved (but defunct) television cast played like gangbusters.
March is the month where both Hollywood and the indie circuit really kick into high gear, parading out big budget spectacles, quirky comedies, action romps and yes, even a Tyler Perry movie.
There's nothing quite like the sight of Veronica Mars looking as though she just figured something out. That may be what's going on in one of the recently released stills from the anticipated film, as you can almost hear the sound of the wheels in Ms. Mars' head turning as her eyes stare at the computer screen, while she sits at what might be her father's desk.
A long time ago -- or about six years ago, anyway -- Veronica Mars got cancelled. Well, you can cancel a CW show but you can't cancel Veronica Mars, not as long as the fans love her. And we do. The final line of the above clip brings it home, offering a nod to the pilot in an opening scene that's one big nod to the first season...
The Veronica Mars movie has been an oddball since it was initially conceived. First, there's the fact that it's a film based on a cancelled-too-soon television series, which come around maybe once every decade or so. And secondly, the feature actually got its budget by turning to fans on Kickstarter and raising the money through crowd-sourcing.
The first line of the Veronica Mars theme song, "We Used to Be Friends" by The Dandy Warhols, speaks of a broken friendship that has dissolved into memory, but what’s strange is that the relationship between the show and its fans couldn’t be more opposite.
AMC Fan Events scheduled in select markets are selling out, prompting locations to add additional showtimes to accommodate the rabid Mars ticket buyers. In all, 17 theaters added showtimes.
Is it me or does Kristen Bell's smile border on sarcastic on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's latest issue? And I mean sarcastic in a good way. Sarcastic in a persnickety teen-detective that's not technically a teen or a detective anymore kind of way.
Since I’ll be on the ground in Texas covering the daily happenings in Austin, I wanted to dig through the immense line-up with both hands and highlight the 10 movies screening at South By this year that you should care about.
For years and years it seemed like an impossible dream, but now the time is almost here: the Veronica Mars movie will soon be coming to a theater near you. The project has had one hell of a back story, the film setting Kickstarter records early last year and successfully raising $5.7 million from fans, and now it's on track to come out in March.
While the recently revealed trailer for the anticipated Veronica Mars movie seemed to emphasize character drama a bit more than it did crime and mystery, the poster for the film, which just arrived today, does offer a hint of noir, along with the familiar sight of Kristen Bell behind her trusted camera (and giant telephoto lens).
South By Southwest -- the annual film, music and interactive festival that takes over downtown Austin, Texas – began teasing its wares for the 2014 event, announcing its Opening Night selection and a few key features that will dot its schedule.
Veronica Mars may not be the eager-to-please brunette that Dick ordered, but she’s the persnickety blonde detective fans adored for three seasons and we’re happy to have her back. Among the most anticipated movies of 2014 is Veronica Mars, the feature followup to the beloved and unfortunately short-lived UPN/CW series.
There should be a little something for everyone in the coming year. And to help you plan out your movie-watching year, we singled out 14 titles we’re looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional can’t-miss movies.
One of the numerous benefits of Veronica Mars getting a feature film follow-up is that it’ll not only allow Veronica to once again face off with her nemesis Madison Sinclair, but because the film isn’t bound by the FCC guidelines that dictate content for network television, Veronica can say things like, “Let me try looking like I think you’re an asshole."
Since the successful Kickstarter campaign for the Veronica Mars movie wrapped up, we’ve known that the film would arrive sometime in 2014, but up until today, we didn’t know the exact date. Ahoy Pirates and Marshmallows alike, set your calendars for March 14, 2014, as that’s when Veronica Mars will be arriving in theaters.
Dick and Veronica forever! (DiVe?) Ok, probably not, but let’s all applaud the final moments of the above featurette for entertaining the thought. Alas, Veronica Mars isn’t an eager-to-please brunette. But she is a super-smart private eye, and exactly the kind of person you’d want to go to if you were wanted for murder, which appears to be the case for Logan Echolls. And that brings us to one of the actual points of the unresolved Veronica Mars