BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
One of the many joys of being a cinephile living in New York City is seeing your chosen home splashed across movie screens in all its complicated glory, peppered with moments of "I know that block!" recognition. Another is the reverse: those thrilling moments when you're ambling along and are struck with an unearthly sense of déjà vu.
Mad Max: Fury Road will be a re-imagining of George Miller's own 1979 cult classic with Tom Hardy taking over the titular role made famous by Mel Gibson. After infamous long delays, the project is apparently up and running with Australian supermodel Alley Lee Kershaw recently uploading a few behind-the-scenes images on location in Namibia.
OK, fine-- Bella now has the distinctive eyes of a vampire, with a tinge of redness that indicates she's hungry for blood. We saw her hunting in the teaser trailer, so it seems safe to assume that newly converted vampires are hungrier than your regular kind, especially the ones like Edward and his family
I thought I had reached my maximum level of interest in The Avengers, the giant new superhero movie coming in May that pretty much defines "must-see" for certain kinds of moviegoers-- a.k.a., those of us lured in by the biggest new blockbuster every single time
It shows off not just new footage of our friend The Hulk, but some more action scenes among the Avengers, more awesome villainy from Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and our first glimpse at the giant, snake-like alien spaceship that seems like the clear biggest threat the Avengers will be facing. Marvel has been keeping so much under wraps about the film thus far
By now you're probably very familiar with the image of Lisbeth Salander, the leather-wearing, pierced hacker who finds herself striking up an unlikely friendship with Blomkvist, a journalist assigned by a wealthy industrialist (Christopher Plummer) to investigate the murder of his niece Harriet 40 years earlier
With her hair chopped short and wearing some very appropriate early 90s clothes, Watson looks very far away from Harry Potter's Hermione Granger, which is definitely the point. Can she pull off this tricky role and make us think of her as an actual actress? We're going to need at least a trailer to make that call. Perks of Being A Walfflower doesn't yet have a release date
The nice thing about the fourth American Pie film coming to theaters next spring is that it looks to be exactly like the original ones, just with older characters and issues more relatable to young married couples than high schoolers. Of course, that means images from the film aren't exactly going to be thrilling
I'm still not sure why Mark Ruffalo is staring at me like that (I didn't mean to run over his kids with my car!) and Scarlett Johansson's choice to remove her own head and reattach it 5 inches to the left was an interesting one, but who am I to question burgeoning trends? The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.
In James McTeigue's The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe, played by John Cusack, must race to find out the identity of a serial killer that is employing elements from Poe's stories into each one of their murders. But while the writer is being psychologically tortured, seeing his most horrific works of fiction come to life, his beau, played by Alice Eve, is going through something even worse: the killer has buried her alive.
What's funny about this is that the building they are using for the exterior shots of the Daily Planet is Chicago's Board of Trade building. Why is that funny? Because the Board of Trade building was also used by Christopher Nolan as the outside of Wayne Enterprises in both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, is a thriller about a deadly and mysterious epidemic spreading throughout the entire world. In an attempt to combat the disease, the CDC hires an international group of doctors to find a cure before it's too late. Set to be released on September 9th, the film stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, John Hawkes, and many, many more.
Based on Stieg Larsson's international best-seller, the new film stars Daniel Craig as disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist who is hired by an aging industrialist (Christopher Plummer) to come to an isolated estate to solve a 40 year old crime. Enlisting the help of a young, goth hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), Blomkvist manages to uncover a dark family secret.
With summer wrapping itself up and with this Wednesday seeming to drag on forever, why not join me in looking at some pictures of cute penguins for a minute? Don't worry-- we haven't gotten so desperate for traffic that we've resorted to posting cute animal photos. Warner Bros. just sent over a batch of new stills from Happy Feet 2 along with a plot description, both of which you can see below.
Of all of the footage I saw at this year's San Diego Comic Con, I don't think anything impressed me more than Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Before the convention I could think of few things worse than sitting through a direct sequel to Mark Steven Johnson's 2007 film, but it turns out that I underestimated the raucous insanity of directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Get your first look at Denis Leary as Captain Stacy, Gwen's dad, plus Peter Parker facing off against a high school rival played by Chris Zylka, both on the basketball court and up against the lockers. OK, based on these images Peter himself seems to be the bully
In the accompanying article Farrell tells us what we all pretty much assumed, that he's not even going to attempt repeating some of the classic jokey line readings that Arnold Schwarzenegger so famously gave in the 1990 original film. Instead, he's promising that "the tone will be much less jokey"
Yes, I know they keep saying they're adding something more realistic and gritty to it, but everything in those images here look like shots from the Raimi films, just swapping in Gwen Stacy for Mary Jane Watson. A trailer will give us far more clear information, of course
The Amazing Spider-Man will be pretty much the only high-profile upcoming superhero movie with a big Hall H panel at Comic Con this year, a big boon for Sony that they're clearly taking advantage of with this cover. This is likely only the beginning of new Spider-Man stuff
While it's a real shame that Marvel won't be hosting a Hall H panel at this year's San Diego Comic Con, the studio will have a presence, and I'm not referring to the set-up they have planned for the exhibition hall. In addition to the expo, the weekend of the 22nd also marks the opening of Captain America: The First Avenger, the last Marvel solo superhero movie before next year's The Avengers, and now we are sprinting to the finish line with 13 new stills.
The new images include two really good looks at Red Skull (played by Hugo Weaving), a nice shot of Steve Rogers pre-super serum looking longingly at a military recruiting poster, and some shots of the character actors playing supporting roles in the film, including Toby Jones and Dominic Cooper.
While I'm fully aware that there are those that disagree, I'm a big fan of the main costume in Captain America: The First Avenger. Practical, realistic and true to the time period while also being faithful to the comics, the costume is an all around winner.
In the flurry of promotion for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, one new character hasn't really been getting his fair share. While the movie's brand new baddie, Shockwave, has gotten three stills and a banner poster, Sentinel Prime, the new Autobot first revealed in the teaser trailer, has yet to have his real moment in the sun. That changes today.
I have good news for all those that still have faith in Michael Bay to make a quality Transformers movie: Dark of the Moon is almost here. Earlier today we posted a new TV spot from the movie that (unfortunately) featured the leg-humping robot from Revenge of the Fallen, but now we have a new still that's considerably more badass.