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Most people are familiar with the standard operating procedure when it comes to auditions in Hollywood. An actor prepares a scene or is given pages of a script to work from, sits or stands in front of group of people (director, producers, casting director, etc.) in a room, and performs in hopes of being seen as the perfect fit for a particular character or film. This has been the process used by studios and filmmakers for decades - but it's apparently not the method used by the folks over at Marvel Studios.
Are you struggling to think of a Christmas gift for a movie-mad pal? Or how about an acquaintance that you donít want to spend dozens of dollars on? Either way, the perfect present has been released and not only is it an ode to one of the greatest scenes in blockbuster movie history, but itís also delightfully gross too.
There are few things that Hollywood does better and more often than capitalizing on trends, and a brand new one has just entered the arena. Thanks to the success of Dumb and Dumber To at the box office this past weekend, there's a scent in the air that long-overdue comedy sequels are in, and now Paramount Pictures is looking to take advantage of it quickly by starting to move Zoolander 2 through development.
We certainly arenít hurting for dystopian book-to-movie adaptations, especially with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I releasing this weekend. However, I canít help but get ridiculously excited whenever more news is released about the upcoming film adaptation of 1984.
With Hunger, Shame and most recently 12 Years A Slave, director Steve McQueen has proven himself incredibly skilled where it comes to making dark dramas that claw at the audience's emotional soul, but for his next project he will be working with material just a shade lighter. After telling stories of hunger strikes, sex addiction and slavery, he's ready to tell a story about a group of women teaming up for a heist.
Several weeks ago, it was rumored that Dallas Buyers Club actor Jared Leto is being eyed to play The Joker in DCís 2016 film Suicide Squad. After a long silence, Leto has finally addressed this rumor with a short, yet interesting answer.
As Myattís story goes, his life changed drastically from that point forward. Local British media flooded him with requests. Heíd been retweeted thousands of times. Foreign journalists arrived on his doorstep begging for interviews. And all he had done is snap a photo of a half-built model.
Batman's logo - in its many iterations over the years - is one of the most iconic symbols of all of pop culture and recognizable to just about everyone. That being said, a new challenge issued by DC Comics has sparked an interesting question: at what point does a silhouette of a bat become the Batman logo?
If Unbreakable taught me anything, itís that across town, another boy suffered a similar accident, and now has the power to read minds. These two will meet on a battleground, and the fate of humanity rests in the balance.
A company called Hendo has brought our Marty McFly-inspired dreams to sweet reality, and has invented an actual hoverboard that you can buy. It'll cost you, but you can finally own your own hoverboard.
Just yesterday, we were saying we hoped we'd see a Pitch Perfect 2 trailer, and Thursday has delivered! While there's no way to gif the sweet melodic sounds of the Barden Bella's fireside rendition of "Cups," we felt obliged to capture some of the most exciting moments from the trailer and obsess over them properly.
With the Highlander reboot back on track with a new director, it was only a matter of time before new casting rumors began to emerge. Now that process has begun, and the production seems to be aiming very high with their first targeted actor: the legendary Tom Cruise.
When you hear Merlin, the image that might come to mind is a scrawny old white dude with a long silver beard. Well, Guy Ritchie has just proved his take on the King Arthur tale will break from expectation, thanks to the casting of his Knights of the Round Table's Merlin.
Earlier this week, the universe celebrated as the promise of a soon-to-hit trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens was made. Now we know where you'll need to go to see it. Good news! It's not going to be difficult.
In The Hunger Games, the spirit of rebellion within Katniss Everdeen inspires revolt in the oppressed districts of Panem. Well, the fictional heroine is also inspiring students in Thailand, and it's not going unnoticed.
Who doesn't want to have Hunger Games-themed cocktails and embrace their inner Katniss with a bit of archery in preparation for the release of the worldwide sensation's latest installment? Well, thanks to one innovative movie theater chain, you can do both without risking the intervention of loved ones or police officers.
The trailer starts off beautifully, with an a capella throwback rendition of Anna Kendrickís own breakout smash, Cups. But before you go fearing that Pitch Perfect 2 forgot the bawdy humor that sold the original, we immediately get the adorable sight of Kendrick making fart noises on her arm.
Since she broke through with Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been tearing it up with comedies like The Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. Now the funny lady is going to bring her box office prowess to a new interpretation of Peter Pan's pixie sidekick Tinkerbell.
Mike Nicholsí outstanding career wasnít limited to film, however. Heís one of the rare greats who collected an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony and the Oscar Ė the nearly-impossible EGOT. And he continued to produce award-winning gems late in his career, as when he directed the incredible adaptation of Angels in America for HBO in 2003.
Despite having the Academy Award-winning power of Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle behind it, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic has been epically struggling through pre-production - and it has basically just hit rock bottom. Reports are coming in that Sony Pictures has decided to put the project in turnaround - essentially leaving it available for any other studio to pick up. The good news is that the developing film may already have a new home lined up.
Director James Gunn has already done his part shutting down rumors of Adam Warlock's cocoon appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy - saying that it was just a cool looking item that he picked at random - but what about the rumors of Beta Ray Bill? Fans have been saying for months that the horse-faced alien appears in the museum of The Collector - and now the director has responded to those talks.
While director Ridley Scott is currently hard at work putting together all of the pieces to make The Martian, his next sci-fi thriller starring Matt Damon, that doesn't mean that he isn't still thinking about the future of Prometheus. The project doesn't have a release date yet, but it has been making its way through development, and now the filmmaker has revealed an interesting new piece of info about what he has planned: there will be a new kind of alien.
Batmanís 75th anniversary may nearly be over, but the craze for the Caped Crusader wonít be ending anytime soon. In addition to live-action ventures, the LEGO Batman spinoff is also coming out in 2017, and itís being set up as one of the biggest homages the Caped Crusader has ever gotten.
Movie-goers paying attention to the credits for Gone Girl may have found themselves wondering why Reese Witherspoon didn't wind up starring alongside Ben Affleck in the acclaimed drama. The actress served as a producer on the film, and since she is roughly around the same age as Rosamund Pike, some might find it curious why she didn't end up taking the role of Amy Dunne for herself. Now that query has been answered.
When Pierce Brosnan decided to star in a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair back in 1999, he was taking a time-off from his duties as James Bond. But it turns out that even though he was merely having a rest from the beloved spy franchise, 007 still had an influence over any other movie he starred in - which included the choice of attire for his character in The Thomas Crown Affair.