- Joseph Gordon Levitt joins ‘Dark Knight Rises‘… but not as Falcone, Riddler maybe?
- Interview with Zack Snyder on the Sexuality and World of ‘Sucker Punch’
- Comic book fans go nuts: X-Men 4, X-Men 5, and Deadpool It’s All Happening
- Uma Thurman talks about Quentin Tarantino’s next film
- If All Time Travel Films had Doc Brown
- Will Ferrell to take over from Steve Carell as boss of the office according to… Will Ferrell
- The Lost Roles of Tropic Thunder. Keanu Reeves as Tugg Speedman? Whoa!
- [Poster above: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]
- Bonus: Angry Birds: The Movie (Trailer)
Archive for March, 2011
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha are all back, as well as Mike Tyson and Ken Jeong. Liam Neeson also appears in a role that was supposedly intended for Mel Gibson who got dropped from the project after the cast complained.
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MTV Germany have come up with a really fresh way to promote AIDS awareness with these ads as AdFreak explains:
You should always use a condom, unless you’ve got a really good excuse not to—like you were roller-skating down the street, tripped on the curb, fell into the back of a woman who was bent over packing her car, and accidentally had intercourse with her! That’s the message of some amusing new pro-condom cartoons from Grey in Germany for MTV in Switzerland. Read more at AdFreak
Keith David has to be one of the best voice actors of all time. He has a very distinctive voice that you might remember as belonging to Goliath in Gargoyles or Spawn in the HBO animated series. He has also done many live action roles, but we all know it is his voice that sets him apart. His latest role is doing the narration for a short animated film inspired by the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Sucker Punch. The short film is pretty awesome in its own right, but it is Keith David’s voiceover work that brings the whole thing together. Like pretty much everything associated with Zack Snyder, this animated short is pretty damn awesome.
The surprising thing about this video is that it has some more meat to it than simply showing some humans killing some orcs. It actually broaches the subjects of faith, religion, and hope. Sure, it doesn’t take the most subtle approach to these topics, but I do like the fact that it was more than a hack-them-up piece. We already know that Zack Snyder can do those very well. The fact that the people behind this short put in the extra effort to add a little bit more depth to an animated short promoting Sucker Punch makes me think that perhaps a little extra attention was paid to the actual movie as well, giving it a little something extra that could make it a truly enjoyable film. Worst case scenario is that Sucker Punch is responsible for giving us a very entertaining two minutes today.
You would think that Cameron Diaz would make for an excellent teacher. It would be hard not to pay attention to her in class. Columbia Pictures, the same studio behind Billy Bob Thorton’s Bad Santa, has decided to go a different route with Bad Teacher. Basically, Cameron Diaz will be playing a teacher who simply doesn’t give a shit. The arrival of new teacher Justin Timberlake makes Cameron Diaz to be a somewhat less bad teacher in a roundabout way. Sure, she still curses and displays behavior that children should not see, but at least she tries to teach them, all so she can get a bonus and afford a boob job. In case you haven’t caught on, this is not going to be a family friendly movie. Judging by the red band trailer, it will be an entertaining one.
Cameron Diaz is an established actress, and it will be amusing to see her talk about boob jobs and swear more than a one eyed carpenter. Justin Timberlake has also proven himself to be a surprisingly capable actor, his boy band days are long behind him. However, I really expect Jason Segel to steal the show in Bad Teacher. He is the one with the most comedic experience, and has been awesome in just about everything he has been in. Overall, I think Bad Teacher will be an amusing movie, but it will be Segel’s lines that are repeated to friends. Look for Bad Teacher in theaters on June 24th.
The first teaser trailer for the J. J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg movie Super 8 did not reveal much. Sure, it was awesome to see a truck get hit by a train and explode, and then something forcing its way out of the train, but it didn’t reveal much about the actual plot. Now we have finally gotten a longer glimpse into what Super 8 is really about. Check out the trailer below for the longest look yet of Super 8.
Alright, let’s get this summed up nice and tidy. We have a small town sheriff, a group of precocious children, an escaped something, and a military presence trying to cover everything up. Super 8 looks like it has all the components needed to be a very good movie. Just the fact that both J. J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg are both involved in this project is a promising sign. This trailer still leaves a lot of questions unanswered, which is perfect from a marketing standpoint. It is obvious that the kids will be playing a big part in this movie, but it is unclear what kind of mischief they will get into. It will also be interesting to see the interaction between the small town cop and the military, especially since the cop’s son is one of the aforementioned precocious children. Perhaps the biggest mystery of all is what this thing that escaped from the train and is causing such an uproar is. The fact that it is never seen during the trailer is reminiscent of the hidden nature of the monster in Cloverfield, another movie J. J. Abrams worked on. Super 8 seems a lot less likely than Cloverfield to cause motion sickness, though.
James Gunn might not be a name you are familiar with, but he has done some good work in the film industry. He wrote screenplays for Scooby Doo movies and Dawn of the Dead, and he also directed the hilarious, but under appreciated, Slither. You might also know him from his amusing internet shorts, PG Porn. His next project is the upcoming movie Super. Super is definitely an indie film, but it has some big names attached, such as Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Live Tyler, and Kevin Bacon. Basically all you need to know about this movie before watching this trailer is Dwight from The Office dresses like a superhero and fights Kevin Bacon and Nathan Fillion is some sort of long hair Jesus superhero. Best. Movie. Ever.
After watching the trailer, this movie seems to have a lot of similarities to another semi superhero indie movie, namely Defendor with Woody Harrelson. Both movies have a guy of seemingly below average intelligence and a lack of social skills putting on poorly made costumes and fighting crime with questionable weapons. They also both feature quirky young female sidekicks, Ellen Page in Super and Kat Dennings in Defendor. The good part about these similarities is that Defendor was actually a very entertaining and well done movie. Hopefully Super will take this oddball wanting to be a superhero thing in a different direction than Defendor did though. Judging by the trailer, and the all star cast, Super will be one hell of a fun movie to watch in between the blockbuster superhero movies with their Ryan Reynolds, and big budgets, and fancy schmancy special effects.
Some new photos have been released of Marcus Nispel’s upcoming Conan remake. The main thing to keep in mind about these photos is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is not in them. Jason Momoa is Conan now. The sooner you come to accept that, the easier these pictures will be to appreciate. Jason Momoa may not have the ridiculous musculature that Arnold did, but he is still a fairly intimidating fellow. He definitely looks ready to kick some serious amounts of ass in these pictures.
Of course we know that Conan is only as awesome as the enemies he has crushed and seen driven before him, so while he looks pretty bad ass posing with a sword and a knife, we won’t know how great he really is until we see if his villain is as awesome as James Earl Jones. Luckily we have also received the first picture of a villain from the upcoming Conan movie. I think you will agree that he looks sufficiently menacing.
Yes, a battle between Conan and this behemoth will be entertaining to see. If you aren’t satisfied with this glimpse at Conan, check out the Conan Movie Blog for more updates. Of particular interest are their on set pictures of Conan partying the night away with wenches. Topless wenches. It is inevitable that many will compare this movie unfavorably with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s version, but Marcus Nispel seems to be doing everything he can to create a movie that will be fun to watch.
It seems like it has been quite some time since we last heard anything about a Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds. The script for the movie was released on the internet a while back, and many of those who read it said that it would a career defining role for Reynolds. The only problem with that description is Ryan Reynolds has already cemented himself as one of Hollywood’s most coveted leading men. As a side note, he was also voted the sexiest man alive. He is currently busy promoting his movie Green Lantern, he will be in The Change-Up this summer, and he is slated to be in R.I.P.D. after that. With the success of comic book movies recently, I would also assume that he will be busy working on a Green Lantern sequel at some point in the future as well. While it will definitely be great to see Ryan Reynolds in so many movies, it doesn’t leave him with a lot of time to be involved in a Deadpool movie.
I know a lot of people who love Ryan Reynolds and love Deadpool just read that and became depressed that their two favorite things wouldn’t be able to come together. Well those people need to stop jumping to conclusions. In a recent interview with Empire, Ryan Reynolds confirmed that a Deadpool movie is still in the works, and he would still very much like to be a part of it. Don’t start celebrating yet, readers who are prone to overreaction. Reynolds also admitted that he is not sure how the timing of a Deadpool movie would work since he is so busy with other projects. Basically we have received a confirmation that Reynolds is ready and willing to play the merc with a mouth, but he is just too damn popular to be anything less than an A-List superhero in movies at the moment. Now we go back to waiting on more news and looking at shirtless pictures of Ryan Reynolds on the internet.
We have already seen the trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger, and in it we got our first glimpse of Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull. Unfortunately it was not the clearest glimpse, as most of the trailer focused on Chris Evans and his transformation from skinny Steve Rogers to the living embodiment of our great nation, Captain America. While it was entertaining to see Captain America beat up some lackeys, we all know what we really want to see is him face to face with the main villain, the Red Skull. Entertainment Weekly gave us at least half of that wish by showing the first full costume picture of Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull.
I have to say I am extremely impressed by the look of the Red Skull. Just hearing the description of a Nazi guy with a red skeleton face, it would be easy to picture a somewhat ridiculous looking villain. That is definitely not the case here, the Red Skull looks menacing as hell. Perhaps the best part of the Red Skull costume is that he is clearly recognizable as Hugo Weaving. Sure, there is definitely a lot of makeup obscuring his features, but that is clearly his expression, perhaps looking disdainfully upon a henchman who left his fly open. There are still quite a few questions about Captain America: The First Avenger, which hasn’t impressed quite as much as Thor, but it really seems like they hit a home run with the Red Skull.