BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
As a fan of Elton John, I think it’s fair to say that it’ll take an especially talented actor with strong musical abilities to take on the role of the musician in his biopic. If Elton John has his way, that person could be Justin Timberlake. The “Rocket Man” singer offered some updates on the project, including vague news on the status of the director and his hope for Timberlake to star.
Here's some news that ought to take the sting out of the negative reviews Justin Timberlake's latest movie, In Time, is racking up. Variety is reporting that the Coen Bros. have offered Justin Timberlake a lead role in their next movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. Centered around the folk music scene in Greenwich Village during the 1960s, the movie is loosely based on the life of folk singer Dave Van Ronk.
The first clip actually does a good job of clarifying the central conceit of the movie, which is that it takes place in a future where time, not money, is the new currency. When Vincent Kartheiser, a.k.a. Pete Campbell, says he's been 25 years old for 85 years, he means it literally-- everyone is born with 25 years to live, and the only way to live longer is to buy it
Boardwalk Entertainment Group announced today that Timberlake will produce and star in Spinning Gold, a biopic of music producer Neil Bogart, who launched the careers of 70s music icons like KISS, Donna Summer and the Village People. Bogart died at just 39 years old of cancer, but before he did he founded Boardwalk Records, which became a Boardwalk Entertainment Group which is now Boardwalk Films
If you want to catch Timberlake fulfill his dream of playing Woody Harrelson in basketball – apparently the love for White Men Can’t Jump never dies – Friends with Benefits will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 2, just in time for the holidays.
The last trailer seemed to have finally nailed the mix between explaining the plot and revealing too much, but now Fox is out with a new international trailer that's two minutes and 40 seconds long and reveals everything. You can see the deaths of actors you might not have even known were in it, a series of what look like climactic battles, lots of characters talking about exactly how this whole "time is money" thing works. Take a look at the trailer below
It's the best of the three, clearly establishing the rules of this world while also hinting at some excellent chase scenes, and even giving us the unsettling sight of Olivia Wilde playing Justin Timberlake's mom (remember, in this world, your wealth = time, and that means you never age). Check it all out below
While promoting the film on Ryan Seacrest’s radio program, Kunis admits that she does show “side boob” in director Will Gluck’s comedy (which is wall-to-wall sex scenes between the brunette beauty and Justin Timberlake), she held off on bearing her derrier because she “can't just give away everything all at once. ... I gotta let it all out in little pieces here and there."
Justin Timberlake seems poised to become the next breakout movie star and, though he’s starring in Friends with Benefits this weekend, odds are that movie won’t be significant enough to do the trick. What he needs is a big, summer, sci-fi blockbuster… and here it is. In Time is Timberlake’s next big picture.
It probably doesn't mean much good for the actual Lethal Weapon reboot if this project now has a major star attached, but then again that's probably a good thing-- the buddy cop comedy is eternal, but Murtaugh and Riggs deserve to fade into the past with dignity
Jason Segel’s next comedy outing coming in the form of the Cameron Diaz vehicle Bad Teacher, an R-rated comedy about a pretty middle-school teacher on the hunt for a new man who undoubtedly will see the err in her ways and be a changed woman by the end of it. That doesn’t sound all that exciting until you sprinkle on Segel’s genius comedic timing and Justin Timberlake’s....Timberlakiness
I’m going to take this moment to be brutally honest: tonight’s MTV Movie Awards were just plain awful. Host Jason Sudeikis, who is normally pretty damn funny, relied on repetitive Arnold Schwarzenegger jokes for cheap laughs, the skits were awful and every single award was predictable and/or awful (the exception being Emma Stone’s win for Best Comedic Performance).
I'm torn, because it's a great trailer showing off a lot of really funny moments, but again, that's four or five more jokes that won't be fresh once you see the movie. I don't think director Will Gluck is as committed to the improvisational comedy style as Bridesmaids director Paul Feig
Directed by Will Gluck, who brought us the surprisingly awesome Easy A last summer, Friends With Benefits stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake which, Oscars aside, I think is a much better pairing then Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. The poster isn't really anything to be "wowed" by, but...
Last we heard from the live-action, English-language Akira remake, things weren't looking so great. The script was being re-written by Steve Kloves and Mila Kunis bailed to be in Oz: The Great and Powerful. Even worse, director Albert Hughes found himself headbutting with the head of Warner Bros., who apparently called Brad Pitt to try and get him cast in the film.
Yeah, the trailer's a little sprawling, and it's hard to know what this movie is about beyond just watching Kunis and Timberlake run around and sing in their underwear-- but at this point, I don't really need to know anything else to be sold. Friends With Benefits hits theaters on July 22
Everyone from Jim Carrey and Sean Penn to Andy Samberg and Benicio del Toro has been attached to the film. None of that seemed to pan out. Tonight we’ve been gifted with more casting rumors to heap on the pile. How does Justin Timberlake as Larry work for you?
There's a lot going on in the trailer, and it's hard to know if it'll all fit together in a coherent or actually funny movie. But with Jake Kasdan directing, his first film since the hilarious and terribly underrated Walk Hard, and The Office's Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg writing, there's reason for a little bit of blind faith.
Whereas the Star Wars and Annie Hall debate is still wrestled with today, one technically better, one more entertaining, The Social Network far surpasses all other Best Picture nominees on both measures. It’s the ideal combination of greatness and entertainment value
Once one of the hottest actresses around, Catherine Zeta-Jones has all but completely disappeared in the last few years. Ten years ago she was averaging about two films per year, but