BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
While it looked like a brief moment that Sony Pictures would be entertaining the idea of distribution of The Interview through VOD services, we have some bad news. It saddens us to tell you that as of this moment, it looks like we're never going to see The Interview in any way, shape, or form.
We might as well all pack up and go home, because at the moment the bad-guys are winning. The repercussions of Sony’s hacking are now starting to be felt around the movie industry, as New Regency has announced that work on Steve Carell’s potential new film set in North Korea had now been stopped.
President of the United States Barack Obama has revealed that his favorite movie of 2014 was none other than Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Apparently the Commander in Chief has decided to take a break from his political duties to try his hand at film criticism, and in the process he made a pretty wise choice.
In case you didn’t already know, Joss Whedon and the folks at Marvel Studios didn’t make James Spader wear a robot costume on the set of the Avengers: Age of Ultron. Instead, his character, the titular robotic menace, will be brought to life with the magic of performance capture, which means that Spader spent most of his time filming in grey pajamas covered in little ping pong balls.
Since the announcement this past October, the fact that all 10 seasons of Friends will be coming to Netflix in January has been all over headlines – but the truth is that it’s far from the only big new addition to the digital media site’s huge library. There will also be a number of features that will be heading Netflix’s way next month, and some of them are quite excellent.
Marvel’s Ant-Man is seven months away from release, and while we know who most of the characters are, it’s still unclear what specifically several of them will be doing in the film. One of the biggest mysteries is Hope Van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly.
Andy Serkis has been talking about his Star Wars: The Force Awakens character, and even though he tried his best not to say too much, he has revealed a few tidbits.
This summer we saw Chris Pratt tussle with all kinds of alien monsters in Guardians of the Galaxy, but next summer it will be dino time. The actor is playing the male lead in Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, and today we have our first still of him side-by-side with a ferocious Velociraptor:
At this time, it’s unclear whether Sony will release the film On Demand or via any other distribution method. More than likely, the film will see the light of day at some point, but right now, it seems unlikely it will ever generate the big opening weekend the studio was likely envisioning
Every year since 1989, the National Film Registry has done its part to ensure the continued existence of the greatest and most important movies ever made. They do this by adding 25 titles at a time to the Library of Congress, where they are maintained and kept in the hopes of keeping them around forever.
How do you think audiences are going to react when they learn that Jamie Dornan went to such graphic lengths to bring sexual authenticity to his role in Fifty Shades? I’m guessing this is going to be a HUGE date movie on February 13
As James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy box office numbers began to soar when the film was released this past summer, the big studios began to notice something: audiences really like big, sci-fi space adventures. The Marvel Studios was as much a comedy with oddball characters as it was a big space-set action adventure, and its success has already been having a big impact on the industry.
Much smaller chains like Celebration! Cinemas and Malco Theatres told Variety they had yet to make their decision on whether to screen the film. But fear of attacks, or the fear of violent outbursts at theaters carrying the movie, appear to have blocked The Interview from opening on Christmas Day.
2014 was a great year for superhero movies, and one of the best reviewed films in the genre was Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, while it may be one of the better offerings in the MCU, it also happens to be filled with more mistakes than any other movie this year.
Riddle me this, riddle me that, would Jim Carrey be up for another dance with The Bat? Find out here.
The fallout from the Sony hacking has just taken another unfortunate turn, though this one is of the self-inflicted variety. Concerned about the most recent round of threats, despite the Department Of Homeland Security declaring they’re not credible, Sony has offered to let theater chains around the country opt out of screening The Interview.
This sequel seems to find Mills on American soil and on the run from every branch of our country’s law enforcement after… well, to avoid spoilers, I’ll just say that he has been accused of a crime that he did not commit.
While Marvel has delighted fans with the return of characters like Iron Man, Thor and Captain America in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a question that has been repeatedly brought up by fans is, “Where’s Hulk?” The green monster became a fan favorite after Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in 2012, and yet the film studio decided that he would be the only one of the four core team members without a solo movie sequel. Why?
Joss Whedon did something truly incredible at the helm of the first Avengers movie. In unprecedented fashion, he brought together not just a team of blockbuster superheroes, but brought together multiple franchises into one super movie. As impressive as his work was, however, it turns out that what he was really always looking forward to in the future was making an Avengers movie featuring The Vision.
Natalie Portman, of course, held down the pivotal role of Padme Amidala in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy, starting with Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. But the way Portman remembers it, the films did more harm than good.
The question might be, “Will this translate into big box office tallies in 2015?” For Star Wars and Avengers, this goes without saying. For Fifty Shades of Grey, the prediction is a bit murkier.
This Rotten Week: Predicting Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, Annie and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Reviews
Getting a bit of a late jump on the week as I usually like to have this out on Sunday. But these films required so much dissection and analysis that I simply couldn’t give them short shrift (or believe whatever you want about the delay). This time around we’ve got hobbits, orphans and nights at the museum.
When Warner Bros announced the cast of their upcoming DC film Suicide Squad, they left out one crucial character: Amanda Waller. However, we may now know who will be playing the team overseer. in the 2016 blockbuster.
There has been a lot of speculation about whether Marvel and Sony might work out a deal for Spider-Man to appear in Captain America: Civil War. Thanks to new developments, we now know the chances of the web-slinger crossing over into the MCU in 2016.
It’s pretty easy to make fun of The Hobbit. Each of the films, including the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, come in at around three hours long, while they’re also slightly pompous and filled with moments that are borderline ridiculous. Still, even though it’s easy that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done.