"We're a video store in 2015…" This is amazing!! One of the best Jimmy Kimmel sketches I've ever seen. With SXSW ongoing down in Austin, even Jimmy Kimmel is down in Texas and they just premiered one of their first shows taped there last night. As part of the promotion, they reached out to local Austin business to find one that they could work with and make a brand new commercial for. Which one did they choose? Vulcan Video, one of the few remaining (kick ass) video rental stores based in Austin, Texas. If you're ever in Austin, you have to check them out. But in the meantime, this segment they made for them is absolutely hilarious. To top it off they brought in Matthew McConaughey (with gnarly beard) and he is just perfect. ›››
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"By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds…" This is awesome. We've been following Irish director Ruairi Robinson for quite some time, as he was once attached to the Akira movie (see his concept art), made that fantastic robot short Blinky, and his first feature was the sci-fi Last Days on Mars (which I wasn't a big fan of, but oh well). His latest project, or at least one of them in the works, is called The Leviathan and a proof-of-concept short teaser has just debuted online. It has kind of a Dune meets Pacific Rim vibe, with a group of "involuntary" hunters out capturing a giant flying alien beast to harvest its eggs. I love the camera work in this, and I really want to see the rest of the movie right away. Join the hunt. ›››
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Drug addiction has been explored countless times on the big screen, but we may have never seen a story so grimy, brutal and intense as what seems to be on display in the red band trailer for Heaven Knows What. Directed by Josh & Benny Safdie, this film looks like a raw glimpse into the true story of a young woman who lived an unbelievable life addicted to drugs on the streets of New York City. The trailer itself is a bit trippy, giving just a taste of what the film might be like to experience as we follow Harley (Arielle Holmes acting out her real-life story) and her harrowing addiction. This one could be really hard to actually watch. ›››
Continue reading Addiction Hits Hard in Red Band Trailer for 'Heaven Knows What'
Every year at the Academy Awards, there are always a number of delightful surprises in the Shorts sections – between both animation and live-action. While I do love Patrick Osborne's Feast, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short, the other four nominees are just as worthy. One of those other nominees is a short called The Dam Keeper, made by two former Pixar employees (Robert Kondo & Daisuke Tsutsumi) who started their own studio called Tonko House. While their animated short didn't win, it is still worth watching, and the good news is that the characters have been given a chance to continue beyond the short. Tonko has licensed rights to make two graphic novels at First Second, and expand the story into a feature. ›››
Continue reading Oscar-Nominated Short 'The Dam Keeper' Being Made Into Feature
Just last week, writer and director Kevin Smith seemed to be hinting that he might be working on a sequel to his infamous box office bomb turned cult classic, Mallrats. The hint came in a Facebook update that revealed his filmmaking timeline over the next couple years, and now Smith has gone on the record to confirm that he is indeed in the middle of writing Mallrats 2. Speaking on his own Hollywood Babble-On podcast (via SlashFilm), Smith explained the motivation behind getting the sequel off the ground 20 years later. With self-awareness, he said, "I hate to disappoint people but, yes, I am doing a Mallrats sequel." ›››
Continue reading Kevin Smith Confirms & Explains Just Why He's Writing 'Mallrats 2'
The summer isn't too far away, which means we're getting very excited to see Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and more in Mad Max: Fury Road in May. The most recent international trailer and theatrical trailer were chock full of beautiful imagery and absolutely insane action. This is going to be something to behold on the big screen for sure. And to keep the hype alive, Poster Posse has unveiled a batch of posters in honor of George Miller's latest return to the desert. There's some incredible artwork here, and this is just the first batch. We'll post more when they become available, but it's a great start. Look! ›››
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After Cinderella crushed the competition at the box office this past weekend, Disney is sticking with spring releases for their live-action fairytales as the studio has just announced that their new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (which will be getting a 3D release) will arrive in theaters on March 17th 2017. And with that news comes a couple new additions to the cast as well. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will be playing Mrs. Potts while Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) will be playing the father of Belle (Emma Watson). But we're wondering who will play the bickering duo of Lumiere and Cogsworth in the adaptation. ›››
Continue reading 'Beauty and the Beast,' Arrives in March 2017, Gets Emma Thompson
"If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you." Coming this summer is Insidious: Chapter 3, the next installment of the trippy horror franchise. But rather than continuing the story we've seen unfold in the first two chapters, this one is a prequel showing the origin of the evil. this time it's Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott as a family haunted by the dead, and the theatrical trailer has just arrived, albeit with a weird tease at the beginning that almost feels like a mistake in editing. What's interesting is that this doesn't seem to deal with The Further, as the spirits are wreaking havoc on the apartment. Watch! ›››
Fans were elated last fall when 20th Century Fox finally announced that they would be bringing Deadpool to the big screen the proper way after completely ruining the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The studio brought back Ryan Reynolds in the lead role as Wade Wilson, aka the Merc with a Mouth, and visual effects wizard Tim Miller will make his feature directorial debut. The supporting cast has started to fill out with Gina Carano, T.J. Miller and more, and now Reynolds has spoken out to fans to reassure them that this will be the Deadpool movie they want, even though we've heard the movie will be rated PG-13. ›››
Continue reading Ryan Reynolds Says 'Deadpool' Will Please Super Critical Fanboys
Since all the heroes have gotten their own posters for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (with the exception of Paul Bettany as The Vision), it's time for the title villain to take the spotlight. Ultron (voiced by James Spader) finally gets his own poster, and it's a familiar shot that we've actually seen in a couple of the trailers. It's one of the sequences where Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who both got their own posters before the weekend, are still working with the villain. This should be it for the character posters, though we're betting Vision gets one after the movie arrives. Look! ›››
"A war is coming to us whether we like it or not." Last night at the South by Southwest Film Festival, director James Wan delivered a surprise, secret screening of Furious 7 at midnight, and the early buzz is that this is the best film in the franchise. And just in time, a new international trailer has surfaced showing off some new footage, from tender moments with Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster to an armored bus equipped with some big guns. Plus, there's the footage we've all seen of Vin Diesel streaking across a couple skyscrapers in a sexy car and much more. We've only got a few more weeks to wait to see it! Watch! ›››
Continue reading The Gang Gets Hunted in New International Trailer for 'Furious 7'
After premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is coming to theaters in just under two weeks. And to help promote the film, the two co-stars got together on Funny or Die to talk about how great it was to finally work together. Why hadn't they teamed up before? Well, their agents keep putting them up for the same roles, and now we get to see what films like Anchorman and Elf would have been like with Kevin Hart and what Ride Along would have been like with Will Ferrell. It's pretty amusing, and hopefully their first collaboration will be too. Watch! ›››
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After Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike, fresh off an Oscar nomination for her performance in the David Fincher film, joined Christian Bale in the forthcoming adaptation of John D. MacDonald's novel The Deep Blue Good-by, two more supporting stars have come aboard as well. The Wrap reports "Game of Thrones" favorite Peter Dinklage will take a role in the film along with Nicola Peltz, who starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction. In the film, Bale is playing as Travis McGee, a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers others’ property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. ›››
Continue reading Peter Dinklage Joining Christian Bale for 'The Deep Blue Good-by'
Even though John Williams has been responsible for all of the scores for each film in the Star Wars saga (except for Star Wars: The Clone Wars), he'll be sitting out for the Star Wars spin-offs it seems. Williams has already been confirmed to provide the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and presumably Episode VIII and Episode IX (though he's getting up there in years, so time is of the essence). But when it comes to Star Wars: Rogue One, the first standalone adventure outside of the new trilogy, French radio program Radio Classique’s Culture Club (via Film Music Reporter) learned someone else will step up. ›››
Continue reading Oscar Winner Alexandre Desplat to Score 'Star Wars: Rogue One'
After directing Kings of Summer and having some fun running over things with a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger, filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts was supposed to direct an adaptation of the video game Metal Gear Solid. However, first on his plate will be Skull Island, an origin story of the mysterious location where King Kong resides. Tom Hiddleston, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons are all starring in the film set up by Universal Pictures and Legendary, and it's slated for release in the spring of 2017. But now Vogt-Roberts has a new project lined up as THR reports he's in talks to helm The Stars My Destination. ›››
Continue reading 'Skull Island' Director Gets Paramount's 'The Stars My Destination'
"Something's not right. I have to find out more about Cody's dreams." It's time for the tale of another creepy kid who creates some problems for a loving couple with Before I Wake, a new supernatural thriller. Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane play parents trying to move on after the death of their own child. They decide to adopt a young boy named Cody. While the boy is very sweet, he is absolutely terrified of falling asleep, because his dreams become reality for everyone else around him while they sleep. What starts as some wild fantasies for this couple soon turn into nighttime terrors. From this first trailer, it looks like your standard supernatural horror, but mixing it with the creepy kid might make it more interesting. Watch? ›››
Continue reading Watch: Kate Bosworth Takes in a Scary Kid in 'Before I Wake' Trailer
For those who didn't know, there's still a biopic about iconic comedian Richard Pryor in the works from The Butler director Lee Daniels. Taking the lead role is Mike Epps, who played Black Doug in The Hangover franchise, but now a familiar face who was supposed to play Pryor in a film about six years ago has joined the cast. THR reports Eddie Murphy, a once iconic comedian who now makes silly, terrible comedies, is taking the role of Pryor's father. The good news is that this has the potential to be an Oscar role for Murphy, because Pryor's father was an abusive alcoholic, and a brutal influence on his life. Read on! ›››
Continue reading Eddie Murphy to Play Richard Pryor's Father in Comedian Biopic
Last fall brought some test footage from Sony Pictures Animation's adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye. "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky has been attached to this film since 2012, and it's been expected in theaters sometime in 2016. But now it sounds like the film might be in trouble as Tartakovsky has delivered some bad news. It sounds like the Tartakovsky isn't working on the film anymore, as he spoke with Moviefone on the status of the project and revealed that due to some changes at the studio itself, they may not be interested in the kind of Popeye he wanted to make. ›››
Continue reading Genndy Tartakovsky Leaving Sony Pictures Animation's 'Popeye'
The cast of Disney's live-action take on Beauty and the Beast is filling out quite nicely. Emma Watson is taking the role of Belle with The Guest star Dan Stevens as The Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. Now one more key player has been added to the mix with THR reporting that Frozen voice star Josh Gad will play Gaston's chubby, weasel of a sidekick Le Fou. In case you've been living under a rock, Beauty and the Beast follows a young girl who takes the place of her father as a prisoner of a beast after he's caught trespassing on his cursed castle. But Belle learns this beast has a secret: he's actually a handsome prince. ›››
Continue reading Josh Gad is Le Fou in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'
"We don't want people to see how we live!" An Australian poster for this film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival arrived not too long ago, and now Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, is poised for release in the United States this summer, and a domestic trailer has arrived. This is a charming, albeit schmaltzy, drama about a husband and father struggling with being manic depressive in the late 70s as he tries to keep his family together at all costs. His daughters seem to be more responsible than him, but he does the best with the mind that he has. Ruffalo really puts in a great performance. Watch! ›››
Continue reading Mark Ruffalo Does His Best in the US 'Infinitely Polar Bear' Trailer