Last year we heard that the comedy franchise Barbershop was getting a third chapter (fourth if you count the spin-off Beauty Shop), with Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Queen Latifah reprising their respective roles. Now the film finally has a director as Deadline reports Malcolm D. Lee, who has been behind The Best Man films, will be at the helm of Barbershop 3. The film is finally coming together quickly with Ice Cube also producing alongside Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures as the lead producers. The films aren't runaway hits, but they're cheap to make, and make a decent return. ›››
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On this brand new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy are joined by good friend of the show Britt Hayes (from ScreenCrush, BadassDigest) to share some of their latest Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of topics including genitalia names, Lars von Trier, a biblical Pulp Fiction, the TV show "American Horror Story" and more. They also share some thoughts on sex in film including its various uses, offenses and examples that push taboo boundaries. The new format for the show allows for deep discussions about the fascinating world of cinema and we love those moments and want to embrace them! Send us topic suggestions, arguments, links, or whatever you want, and we will do our best to talk about it. ›››
Here's a classic example of why Hollywood is a broken machine just trying to pump out products. Mission: Impossible 5 was originally slated for release on Christmas Day this year, but just last month Paramount Pictures revealed they had bumped up the film a full five months. But here's the rub: the film was still in production in London, and now THR reports shooting was recently halted for a week because the film still doesn't have a satisfactory ending. That's right, a major motion picture studio sent a blockbuster film into production knowing that they didn't have a good ending. Is this surprising? No. Is it stupid? Absolutely. ›››
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During the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, we highlighted what seemed to be the first trailer for the comedy Welcome to Me starring Kristen Wiig. However, that turned out to be a sales trailer for the film while it was still looking for distribution, and it was taken down. But now the real, official trailer for the film has surfaced as the film has been set to arrive in limited theaters in May. In the film Wiig plays a woman with borderline personality disorder who manages to get her own show on a local TV network after she wins the lottery jackpot. It looks like a fun, quirky showcase for Wiig but there's a great supporting cast too. Watch! ›››
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"This time it ain't just about being fast." Though the last three-minute trailer for Furious 7 showed up pretty much everything we need to see in order to be excited for the sequel, a little more footage couldn't hurt. A new international trailer has just surfaced with some snippets of new footage, including a new glimpse at some crazy event called "Race Wars." There's also a little more footage of Michelle Rodriguez and Ronda Rousey getting into it this time. This sequel is going to be nuts, and it should make for one hell of a send-off for the late Paul Walker. We've only got a little over a month before it arrives. Watch below! ›››
Every now and then the folks at "Sesame Street" deliver fun, kid-friendly parodies of popular films, and we've highlighted spoofs of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and The Hunger Games. And with the 87th Academy Awards looming this weekend, and Birdman being the frontrunner for some big awards, we're happy to see them deliver Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants, which puts Big Bird puppeteer Caroll Spinney in place of Michael Keaton's Riggan Thompson. Not only is this fun, but it gets the score right, as well as the single-take style. There's even areference to Raymond Carver. Watch! ›››
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Right now the final season of "Justified" is airing on FX, and the show's lead actor Timothy Olyphant has just booked a promising big screen role to follow up his successful run on television. Deadline report Olyphant is taking a role in Oliver Stone's drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The film already stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden and Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend. And now Olyphant has been set to play a CIA agent who befriended Snowden before the he fled to Russia to seek asylum after leaking the most classified documents since the Pentagon Papers surfaced back during the Vietnam War. ›››
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We're just a couple days away from Hollywood's big weekend with the 87th Academy Awards airing this Sunday at 7pm ET on ABC. If you haven't check out the full list of nominees for the Oscars this year, you can find that right here. And you just might find that there are some glaring omissions and snubs in the nominee list as we did shortly after the nominations were announced last month. But even though actors like David Oyelowo and movies like The LEGO Movie didn't get nominated, editor Nick Bosworth at JoBlo has been paying tribute to those not nominated with a little video, and this year's installment is here. ›››
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"I'll make you a deal - I want three things…" With this film now playing in theaters in Canada, there's no better time to feature the first official trailer for Elephant Song from Canadian distributor eOne Films. Elephant Song is a psychological drama starring Xavier Dolan, the same filmmaker who made Mommy and Laurence Anyways, as a rather eerie patient with a mysterious past. Captain Pike of Star Trek, actor Bruce Greenwood, also stars as the hospital's director, and both Catherine Keener and Carrie-Anne Moss appear as well. I don't want to give away anything else in the plot, but the trailer should give you a good idea what's going on. I missed seeing this at TIFF, and I've been waiting to catch it. I've got to say, this trailer makes me more intrigued, even if I prefer Dolan as a director he certainly can act, too. Take a look. ›››
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We've already seen Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and of course, Henry Cavill as Superman. And now director Zack Snyder has given us another glimpse into the world of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice by posting the first image of Jason Momoa as the first big screen version of Aquaman. Snyder made the reveal on Twitter, just like he did with the Batmobile and the first photo of the new Batman, and this time the photo comes with the curious tagline of "Unite the seven." Could this be referring to the seven members of Justice League or maybe the seven relics of Atlantis? We're not sure. ›››
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Since the box office take for Fifty Shades of Grey was more than impressive (with over $311 million worldwide so far), it's a forgone conclusion that the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, will be fast-tracked. After all, we already heard before the first film hit theaters that both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed were going to move forward at Universal Pictures. However, it sounds like the second film in the series might get held up a little bit, because author E.L. James is seeking more control over the screenplay this time. Apparently this is what's holding up any movement to get the sequel in front of cameras quickly. ›››
After debuting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival last month, Taxi to the Dark Side director Alex Gibney is bringing his latest documentary to HBO. The film is called Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, and as you have probably surmised, it profiles the controversial religion and Church of Scientology that counts several A-list celebrities amongst its members. Now a teaser trailer has arrived to give us a taste of the investigation we can expect when the film hits cable next month. I've heard that it doesn't dig much deeper beyond Lawrence Wright's book on which it's based, but it still sounds informative. ›››
Continue reading Alex Gibney's Scientology HBO Doc 'Going Clear' Debuts First Trailer
"Don't you dare let me go!" Wow - this is one outstanding, breathtaking animated short film. Cloudrise is a beautiful short animated and directed by Denver Jackson of "DJaxx Studio". The story focuses on Miko and Tenku, who fight off invading pirates on their airship, as this takes place in a "fantasy world above the clouds". The short has a kind of Legend of Korra meets Paperman vibe to it, and I'm really making this comparison in a good way, because those are two of my favorite animated creations in recent years. Aside from the stunning home-made animation, this is an excellent example of innovative storytelling, giving us bits and pieces of the story through creative editing and reveals. This is definitely worth your time to watch. ›››
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Before we see Melissa McCarthy suit up with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the new Ghostbusters, the comedy actress will take on another lead role in a new comedy from her husband, director Ben Falcone. The film is called Michelle Darnell, and McCarthy has the title role, a titan of industry sent to prison after she’s convicted of insider trading. Once released, she aims to be rebranded as America's next sweetheart. But that proves to be difficult since not everyone she stepped on during her career is ready to forgive and forget. Peter Dinklage joined the cast earlier this month, and now there's two more on board. ›››
"Put the money on the ground, and then get in your car, and fuck off." While we're used to seeing Simon Pegg get a little bloody in the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this time things are a little more serious. In Kill Me Three Times, the British actor plays an assassin hired to kill a rich man's wife. But soon some more people end up getting in the way, each with their own desires for money and survival. It's more thriller than comedy, but there seems to be some dark laughs in store. Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga and more star in the film, and now a red band trailer is here with plenty of f-bombs to go around. Watch! ›››
Continue reading Simon Pegg Out for Blood in Red Band 'Kill Me Three Times' Trailer
This weekend, the New Zealand comedy What We Do in the Shadows hits limited theaters in the United States and will expand to more theaters in the coming weeks (see the release schedule and participating theaters right here). And in order to help get the word out about this worthy comedy following a group of vampire roommates, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (both of who also co-wrote and directed the film) have taken to Funny or Die, as Vladislav and Viago respectively, to tell everyone about the rules of the vampire. If this movie is playing somewhere near you, please go see it. It's simply fantastic. Watch below! ›››
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If you're getting sick of fast-paced racing flicks where there's drivers behind the wheel, then Sony Pictures might have the remedy (kind of). Deadline reports the studio that just struck a promising deal to share Spider-Man with Marvel Studios has picked up a pitch being called "the Driverless Car Race pic" that will be written by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty scribe Steve Conrad and directed by Pirates of the Caribbean franchise helmer Gore Verbinski. It's an action adventure that follows a transcontinental car race with autonomous vehicles that starts as a software competition but takes a comedic turn. Read on! ›››
There's a good chance you've heard of the multiplayer strategy game The Settlers of Catan since it's sold over 22 million copies of the board game version in 30 languages across 50 countries. In addition, the game has also seen over 1.6 billion downloads for the online version. And now the game of community domination that takes place on the fictional island of Catan could be heading to the big screen. Deadline reports Gail Katz, producer of Air Force One and The Perfect Storm, has picked up the film and TV rights to the game created by Klaus Teuber with the hope to transfer it to a new medium for a different kind of entertainment. ›››
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The films heading to IMAX screens this year just keep stacking up. Not only did Fifty Shades of Grey get a small, last minute run on the giant screen starting last weekend, but Interstellar is coming back for one showing only this Saturday, Focus hits IMAX screens next week, followed by Cinderella in March and the recently bumped up Mission: Impossible 5 will also hit the massive screen. Now Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have announced another teaming with IMAX as their franchise reboot Terminator: Genisys will be re-mastered into the IMAX 3D format and released worldwide on the big, big screen. ›››
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Just last night we got official word from Neill Blomkamp along with confirmation from 20th Century Fox that the District 9 and Chappie director would be at the helm of a new film set in the Alien universe. The news came after the filmmaker posted some concept art he created for the project, followed by an interview where he said the odds were good that he would end up doing the film, despite his own hesitation. And while we don't know if Sigourney Weaver will officially be part of it (she was included in the concept art), since she also stars in Chappie, she's been talking with Blomkamp about it and even inspired the role. Well, Jimmy Fallon asked about it last night, and it sounds like she'll be involved. But that's not all. Read on! ›››
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