She's No Katniss Everdeen, Apparently
Look, we all pretty much love Jennifer Lawrence. And we all– all of us– love Katniss Everdeen. But apparently the two women (granted, one’s fictional) may not have as much in common as we’d like to think. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire just hit theatres last weekend, and it was kind of a huge deal. I loved it, Trent loved it, you loved it– it was a blast. Francis Lawrence, the director of the movie, recently stopped by Reddit for a Q&A session and shared some pretty fun facts about the cast of pretty much the only movie that matters right now. Click inside for more!
Hitting Theatres Christmas Day
Earlier in the week I saw this trailer for The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and I couldn’t help but get all warm and gooey inside. Last year Trent shared photos from the film’s set and now we have our first look at some actual footage. Ben Stiller‘s new movie (he’s both directing and starring) is being hailed as the new Forrest Gump and, while I think that’s a pretty bold claim, this first trailer does give off that ‘life is like a box o’ chocolates vibe.‘ Stiller plays Mitty, a guy Anybody else excited for this one to come out?
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty hits theatres Christmas Day.
YES, I can get behind this
So, remember when we first heard back in 2009 that plans are in the works for a remake of the brilliant 1994 film The Crow (which starred the late Brandon Lee in his final film) and in the years since we heard casting rumors that included Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgård — but none of those actors will play the part of The Crow. In May it was confirmed that The Hobbit star Luke Evans won the lead role of Eric Draven/The Crow. Today, we learn that Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead is rumored to join the film in a role in the film — which I LOVE! I have to say that I would be very happy if Reedus does end up playing the part in The Crow. More »
Posted under: 'The Crow', Norman Reedus
Plus, a Live-Action Version of 'The Jungle Book' is also On the Way
Back in July we learned that both Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska have signed on to reprise their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice in a planned sequel to Tim Burton‘s live-action version of Alice In Wonderland. Today we learn that Wonderland 2 is set for release in spring of 2016. The sequel will not be directed by Burton but with Depp and Wasikowska on board, Disney is hoping this follow-up film will be as successful as the first film was. Additionally, we learn today that Disney is also working on a live-action film based on Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book, set for release next October — a story that Disney made famous in animated form in 1967. More »
Well, She Looks The Part!
Here she is- Kate Kavanaugh! We recently heard some new Fifty Shades of Grey casting news and got to meet Victor Rasuk, who’ll be taking on the role of Jose. The new Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele (Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson) covered Entertainment Weekly and we even heard that Katie Holmes was reportedly looking to get in on all of the action. No confirmation on that Katie Holmes story yet, but we do know that newcomer Eloise Mumford will be playing Ana‘s BFF Kate Kavanaugh. Click inside for more!
No, Seriously ... this trailer is NSFW
Back in August of 2012, we first heard that pre-production and early casting talk was underway for director Lars von Triers‘s new film Nymphomaniac when Shia LaBeouf‘s name was attached to the project. This past July, we got to see a NSFW still from the movie that features Shia and it became clear that the movie was going to be, well, full of nekkidness. Today we get to see the first official trailer for Nymphomaniac and as I’m sure you can guess, the NSFW video features a lot of nudity which isn’t really appropriate watching in a lot of settings … but hey, it’s Friday, maybe we can use a bit of spice. Click the embed above to have a look at this trailer according to your best judgement. I’m not sure that the quick scenes presented in this trailer give a great feel for the plot of the film but you deffo get a feel for the eroticness in store when Nymphomaniac hits theaters.
Posted under: 'Nymphomaniac'
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA for a special one night only screening of the BRILLIANT 1964 film Mary Poppins. As I mentioned yesterday, the El Capitan hosts a Throwback Thursdays screening about once a month were fans vote for the classic Disney film they’d like to see in the theater. This month, Mary Poppins was the winner and I made sure to attend. Unfortunately, Ollie couldn’t make the movie due to a scheduling conflict but I did get to hang out with my FB friend Stacy at the screening. The house was PACKED with eager and happy fans. It really was a great way to see a truly beloved classic Disney film. More »
The TV Guide
So, yeah, I realize that the site doesn’t look as BEAUTIFUL as it usually does today. We are having technical difficulties where images are concerned. BUT, I’ve just received word that the problem has been fixed and the images should start loading properly now — which is a huge relief. Much love goes out to the tech team that has been working on this all morning. Now Shannon and I can get down to our usual business. Last night was a REALLY quiet night for me. I had planned on going to a friend’s party but I started to feel unwell by late afternoon and after I rested for a bit, I really didn’t feel great enough to leave the house. I’m bummed I missed the party but I am feeling much better today … which is good news because I have a couple of FUN things lined up for tonight. First, Ollie and I are going to a screening of Mary Poppins at the El Capitan Theater (yes, the original film). Then, later on, I’ll be seeing Ollie/Hustle Roses perform a quick show in Hollywood. It shall be an amazing night! More »
Posted under: 'Mary Poppins'
"I'm kind of sworn to secrecy"
Last month we learned that Tim Burton had REPORTEDLY signed on to direct a sequel to the 1988 cult classic Beetlejuice. Today we learn from Winona Ryder herself that not only is she in talks to reprise her role of Lydia Deetz in this planned sequel but it sounds like the movie is pretty much a sure thing. Ryder spoke with The Daily Beast about the Beetlejuice rumors and while she says she is “sworn to secrecy”, she did divulge some information about the sequel that sounds pretty bankable. Read on. More »
"Do you guys think that Kermit's been acting a bit weird lately?"
Back in August we got to see the very cute teaser trailer for next spring’s sequel film Muppets Most Wanted. Today we get to check out the just-released first official trailer for the film … which you will see in front of theatrical movies starting this weekend. As you can see in the video embedded above, this first trailer gives us a really good understanding of what to expect from Muppets Most Wanted when it hits theaters next Spring. The trailer is over 2 minutes long so we get to see a lot … and, personally, I’m loving it all. This looks really cute (and already better than the last Muppets movie we got). I’m in, are you?
Posted under: 'Muppets Most Wanted'