Back in March, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson walked the runway at Paris Fashion Week in character as male supermodels Derek Zoolander and Hansel as filming production of their sequel film Zoolander 2 got underway. In April, we learned that Derek Zoolander will be a father in the sequel film and we also learned that Justin Bieber will be appearing in the film (but not as son of Zoolander). Today we get to see the just-released first teaser trailer for Zoolander 2. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this fairly simple first teaser but it did make me laugh so, I’m pleased. Zoolander (2001) is still a pretty funny movie so they’ve got a lot to measure up to with this sequel. So far, it looks like it’ll be a fun movie … what do you think?
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WW's main man
In March of this year, we first heard that Chris Pine was being considered as the new Green Lantern in the forthcoming reboot of the superhero movie franchise … but in May, we learned that he was also being considered for the role of Steve Trevor, the love interest in the forthcoming Wonder Woman stand-alone film. Today we learn from The Wrap that Chris has officially signed on to play Wonder Woman / Diana Prince‘s love interest in her forthcoming series of movies. Personally, considering the other big roles that Pine is already committed to (chief among them as Captain James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek films), I think the smaller role of Steve Trevor in the WW movies is the perfect part for him. This is really great news, I think. More »
"Channing Tatum’s 'Gambit' deal is in jeopardy of falling apart"
Back in May of 2014, we learned officially that beefy actor Channing Tatum was cast in the role of the tall, lanky X-Men mutant Gambit / Remy LeBeau in future X-Men movies — including a stand-alone Gambit movie that is set for release in 2016. Channing made an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this month to promote the forthcoming film. Today we learn, tho, that Tatum may not star in Gambit after all. Nothing has been officially confirmed but a new report suggests that trouble is brewing with the production and may result in Channing leaving the movie altogether. Filming production of Gambit is set to begin in October so … if Channing‘s out, then another actor will have to be found and found quickly. HMMM. More »
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie? YES, PLEASE!
Altho we are still in the middle of summer, the time has come to look forward to the coming Xmas season and the movies coming to theaters this holiday season. Among the movies we can look forward to at the end of the year is a new comedy titled The Night Before starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie. As you can see in the NSFW red band trailer above, The Night Before tells the tale of 3 friends who celebrate one last Xmas together before they end their annual Xmas celebration tradition.
Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, and for a decade, their yearly Christmas Eve reunion has been an annual night of debauchery and hilarity. Now that they’re entering adulthood, the tradition is coming to an end, and to make it as memorable as possible, they set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
The movie looks like it could be very funny, after all … it’s a Xmas tale told by a Jew … which equals hilarity! Personally, I’m most excited by the fact that JGL is in this movie so it’s piqued my interest. Have a look above, see what you think. Does this look like a movie you might be adding to your holiday entertainment schedule?
Posted under: 'The Night Before'
Batman v. Superman v. Lex Luthor
It’s only been a little over 2 weeks since we got to see the amazing new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released at San Diego Comic-Con, and I’m still not over it. I must’ve watched the trailer at least 100 times by now (OMG, Wonder Woman, at last!). Today, we get a new BvS update, courtesy of Empire magazine. Three new promo images have been released from Dawn of Justice that give us a new look at the big guys Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill), as well as the movie’s big bad Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). The photos are pretty neat and are deffo a must see for any DC Comics fan … check ‘em out. More »
"It's crazy how we were getting criticized for this years ago"
Back in April we got to see the second trailer for Straight Outta Compton, the upcoming biopic film that tells the life story of the famed rap group N.W.A. Today, with the film’s release date drawing ever closer, we get to check out a new interview with N.W.A. members Dr. Dre and Ice Cube as they chat with The Hollywood Reporter magazine about their biopic film and how the themes they wrestled with back in the day are themes we are all still wrestling with today. The group members have got a lot of things planned surrounding the release of the movie, including a reunion performance and tour that will include Eminem), so they have a lot to talk about these days. Click below to read excerpts from their Hollywood Reporter interview and get ready for the return of N.W.A. More »
"I definitely remember crying on the kitchen counter."
Jake Gyllenhaal has been making the promo rounds lately in support of his new film Southpaw, which opened over the weekend, and during an interview with Howard Stern on his radio program, Jake confessed that he was really super bummed that his parents wouldn’t let him star in the 1992 Disney movie The Mighty Ducks. Jake was up for the role of the lead kid, which eventually went to Joshua Jackson, but his parents wouldn’t let him take the role becuase they wanted him to focus on school instead (he was 10 years old and going into middle school). Jake told Howard that his parents refusal left him in tears … which had to have been the saddest sight in the world. More »
Did you watch???
If you didn’t get a chance to catch the MTV documentary short White People, it’s available online and highly recommended by yours truly. During the 40 minute film, created by Pulitzer Prize winner and proud, Filipino illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, the film hones in on 3 individuals from predominantly white neighborhoods, their family and friends, and uses their experiences to highlight the existence (misunderstood and otherwise) of white privilege in America. I found myself rolling my eyes, yelling at the TV and laughing a lot—and also being incredibly impressed with Vargas. I wanted to hate it but I have to confess, I was moved in some ways. Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'White People', MTV
"The Game is coming to it's end"
A few days ago we got to see the preview trailer for the official full-length trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Today we get to see the actual official trailer itself. Click the embed above to see the 2 1/2 minute trailer that gives us our first really great look at the final installment of the Hunger Games film franchise. Those of you who have read the books know what’s coming and it looks like this final film is going to bring it. As President Snow says at the beginning of this trailer, “the Game is coming it’s end” and when it’s all said and done one side will be victorious — but no one will come out unscathed. Check out this trailer, and get ready. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will open in theaters on November 20.
The TV Guide
Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to attend an early screening of the debut episode of Caitlyn Jenner‘s new docuseries on E!, which I was very excited to attend. I have been looking forward to watching I Am Cait ever since it was first announced back in the spring. Because I am wholly unfamiliar with the other reality TV series that Bruce Jenner used to appear on, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her new series produced by the same team as that other reality TV show. For the most part, I really enjoyed the premiere episode. The first episode makes it clear that Caitlyn‘s intention for the series is to help others as she shares her personal story with the world. There are funny parts, highly emotional parts and also very serious parts in just the first episode. There is a lot to digest in the pilot episode of I Am Cait which, I think, signals what we might expect from the rest of the 8-part series. More »