Not a remake, not a reboot, not a sequel -- The Real Deal
While some remake/reboots turn out fairly OK and others look absolutely horrid, there is no denying that there is NOTHING better than the real thing. Which is why I am super excited that the original Jaws film is being re-released in theaters next month in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary. For two nights in June, Jaws will be back in theaters nationwide … which means you have 2 chances to see one of the best films in modern cinematic history as it was intended to be seen. Save the date(s), Jaws is coming back. More »
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"Deadpool was here"
It seems like only yesterday that we saw the first photos from the Vancouver, British Columbia set of next year’s Deadpool movie and today we learn that the film has wrapped principal filming production. From the start, actor Ryan Reynolds has been very interactive with fans online … from the big Deadpool costume reveal, to the confirmation that the movie will be rated R, to the fun promo photos he’s been sharing on social media … Ryan has really done much to keep fans connected to production. Our last communiqué from Ryan was when filming production had reached the midpoint … and now, it’s a wrap. More »
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Remember how Sarah Michelle Gellar shared a cute photo with her Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Alyson Hannigan a few days ago? Yeah, well, she kinda outdid herself last night when she met up with her Cruel Intentions co-stars Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon for a mini-reunion here in LA. The ladies got together to attend a performance of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, which is so mind-blowingly amazing that I can barely believe it happened. The ladies posed for photos together (including on the red carpet, where Sarah and Selma recreated their infamous kiss from the movie) and were videoed singing their hearts out during the performance. OMG. It’s too much! It’s just too much amazing for words. More »
Video of a Cannes Film Festival panel discussion/press conference for Mad Max: Fury Road has come to light that shows a very small reporter from the Toronto Star newspaper asking actor Tom Hardy a very sexist question about the film. When Hardy was asked if (while reading the script for Fury Road) he ever thought “why are all these women in” this “man’s movie”, Tom gave the perfect/only answer he could give. The reporter prefaced his question by revealing that he has “five sisters, a daughter, a wife and a mother” so he knows what it’s like to be “outgunned by estrogen“, as if that would make him sound better? More intelligent? Funny? When, in actuality, his question made him look like a sexist asshole. Go to the 9:45 mark to watch this exchange and see how well Tom Hardy handled this very idiotic question.
WW's main squeeze
Superman has his Lois Lane and Spider-Man has his Mary Jane Watson … Wonder Woman has her Steve Trevor and according to a new report by Variety, it looks like WW‘s love interest may be played by actor Chris Pine. Altho nothing is official yet and Warner Bros. has offered a stern NO COMMENT, Variety reports that their sources maintain that Pine is in negotiations to play Steve Trevor in the forthcoming Wonder Woman movie alongside Gal Gadot. It has been commonly believed that Scott Eastwood (who is currently filming the Suicide Squad movie) might be playing the role of Steve Trevor but it turns out he turned down the chance to possibly get the role for a guaranteed role in SS. If Variety is right, then Chris Pine will play Wonder Woman‘s main man. More »
Jenny Lewis FTW!
In late March, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis teased that she would be paying homage to her child actor appearance on The Golden Girls in the music video for her new single She’s Not Me. Today, we get to see Jenny‘s music video in full and see that she not only references her guest appearance on The Golden Girls (1987) but also her starring roles in the movies Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and The Wizard (1989). Lewis, as you may know, was a kinda successful child actor back in the day but has since become a much more accomplished musician both as a solo artist and as the frontwoman of Rilo Kiley. I love this song, I LOVE her nods to her acting past and I really love Fred Arminsen as GG‘s Sophia Petrillo. This has to be the music video of the year!
AND, 'ID2' will feature a gay couple :)
OK, lots of great Independence Day 2 news to share today. Back in March we learned that Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher were added to the cast of ID2 alongside returning star Jeff Goldblum, who will be reprising his role from the original film as David Levinson. In March, we learned that Vivica A. Fox will also be reprising her role from the first film in this sequel and that actress Charlotte Gainsbourg has also been added to the cast. Today we learn that It Follows actress Maika Monroe has also been added to the ID2 cast as the film’s female lead — WHICH I LOVE! Filming production of the film is now underway and below we get to see Goldblum on the set of ID2 with producer Dean Devlin. OH and there will also be a gay couple featured in the movie, but it’s not a big deal. So much ID2 news, I’m super excited to see this movie and it’s still a life time away! Ahhh!!! More »
"What kind of people are we dealing with here?"
So … back in February of 2014 we learned officially that the remake of the 1991 movie Point Break was moving forward and a year later, we learned that altho the cast was changed up a bit, the movie was finally in filming production. Last month, we got our first look at the first promo photos for this new version of Point Break and today … today we get to see the just-released first trailer for the movie. Folks, it doesn’t look that great. Granted, this is just a first trailer but as you can see above, it looks like the movie has far too serious a feel to it for me to be able to really take it seriously. I like the clever way that some elements of the original film are updated and incorporated in this remake (the Presidents masks, in particular) but … I dunno … this first look at the new Point Break just feels … off. Check out the trailer and see what you think. This new Point Break will hit theaters in December. Does it look like a movie that you think you’d like to see?
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If you ever came anywhere near this blog back in 2012, there was one movie that I physically could not stop talking about—Jacques Audiard‘s Rust and Bone. It remains one of my favorite movies of all time, and I’m still not talking to any of you who haven’t seen it yet. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that the director took home the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest work, Dheepan.
I am one of maybe four people you know who hasn’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet. I know that means that I basically don’t exist or something, but yeah. That’s what’s going on with me. At any rate, I figure those of you who have seen it will be excited to learn that the Blu-Ray release is going to feature an alternate ending. Joss Whedon was a guest on the Empire Film podcast and he shared the big news. Obviously, there are SPOILERS AHEAD so back out now while you have the chance. Otherwise, click inside for more!