Watch: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Getting Ready for the Golden Globes
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:48:59 +0000
Following the announcement of the nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, the first promos for the awards ceremony coming in January have arrived, complete with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler getting ready for the glamorous event. Earlier this fall, we learned Fey and Poehler were slated to host in 2014 and 2015, and these promos prove why we're glad to have them around again, especially following their stellar performance as hosts last year. Honestly, we'd be fine if Poehler and Fey would host every single awards ceremony from here on out. And then we could clone them so they never leave us. Watch below!
Here's three promos for The 71st Golden Globes with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from NBC:
The 71st Golden Globe Awards will take place Sunday, January 12th, 2014, hosted by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, with a live broadcast at 8pm ET/5pm PT on NBC. Come back here to find out all the winners!
Ed Helms is Detective Frank Drebin in Remake of 'The Naked Gun'
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:23:20 +0000
After Leslie Nielsen passed away in November of 2010, we thought we'd seen the last of Detective Frank Drebin. But if the last ten years have proven anything, it's that Hollywood loves bringing things back from the dead. No, Paramount Pictures isn't digging up Nielsen's body for a strange experiment, but they are developing a remake of the spoof franchise The Naked Gun, which featured Nielsen playing the skilled but bumbling detective. Variety reports The Hangover franchise and We're the Millers star Ed Helms will play Drebin in a new film written by "Reno 911!" creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Read on!
It seems appropriate that Lennon and Garant are writing this remake considering their work on the aforementioned Comedy Central series was basically a spoof of "Cops" with plenty of inspiration drawn from The Naked Gun. The film series was based on an ABC spoof series called "Police Squad!" that only lasted six episodes, but the three films ...
Second Full Trailer for 'The Legend of Hercules' Starring Kellan Lutz
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:54:34 +0000
When the first trailer for The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz was release, it went by the title Hercules: The Legend Begins. But apparently Summit Entertainment liked the new title better. If it feels like this film is being marketed very quickly, you're right. The first trailer just arrived over a couple weeks ago, and now a second full theatrical trailer is here. The film was picked up for distribution and set for a very early release swiftly, so the film is getting pushed fast and hard before arriving in just under a month. It still looks generic, and we doubt Lutz has the power to make this a success, but that's just January for you.
Here's the second trailer for Renny Harlin's The Legend of Hercules, originally from Apple:
The Legend of Hercules is directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2), who also wrote the film with Daniel Giat (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), Sean Hood (the new Conan ...
Sony Officially Reveals Spider-Man Spin-Offs 'Venom' & 'Sinister Six'
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:32:41 +0000
We've already know that the universe for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is expanding, beginning with the forthcoming sequel, especially after the trailer teased three villains. Well, it turns out the Spidey's comic book world will get even bigger on the big screen, and not just within the sequels of The Amazing Spider-Man film series. Today, Sony announced two new spin-offs called Venom and The Sinister Six, and it's pretty easy to discern just what those two projects will focus on. However, it won't be Marc Webb who directs these films, though he is part of a brain trust to expand the world of Spidey on the big screen.
Webb has been joined by writing partners Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers), in addition to Jeff Pinkner ("Fringe"), Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) and Cabin in the Woods writer Drew Goddard "to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films." More specifically, Kurtzman, Orci and ...
Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Entertaining But Empty
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:29:37 +0000
The ballad of Bilbo Baggins continues in The Desolation of Smaug, director Peter Jackson's second of three films in his adaptation of The Hobbit. After five films spanning 12 years, Jackson's take on J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth is as elaborate as ever, more so given those 12 years in filmmaking technologies and their development. Jackson's world is pretty, vibrant, covered in all the colors imaginable and even a few more. It's enough to enrapture even the most cynical viewer with all the Elvish, Dwarvish, and Hobbitish excitement going on. But a passion has disappeared from revisiting Jackson's take on this world, and when the adventures this time around pass by, the emptiness they leave behind speaks volumes. More below!
It can't just be that our senses have grown weary of traveling back to this Middle-earth every so often. The adventures Tolkien set down and Jackson's execution of them are epic, a word so many use far too often but one that packs the ...
Eddie Brock Pens a 'Daily Bugle' Article About Spider-Man vs the Mob
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:08:59 +0000
I just received a tip in my inbox about the latest breaking news weekly update on The Daily Bugle, the viral newspaper Tumblr blog for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In the past it teased some big villains, but there's something interesting about this one. The story is written by Eddie Brock, a name many should be familiar with, as he's the guy who eventually becomes Venom. Is this another not-so-sly villain tease in the form of a newspaper byline? Most of the other articles The Daily Bugle has posted so far have been written by Joy Mercado or Ned Leeds, and this is the first time we've seen his name show up here.
Here's the full article from The Daily Bugle, by Eddie Brock with the headline "Spider-Man vs. the Mob":
What began as a mob shoot-out escalated into a full-blown superhuman slugfest when the vigilante known as Spider-Man appeared on the scene. An argument inside the Zero One Lounge ...
Coen Brothers Likely Making 'Hail Caesar' with George Clooney Next
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:58:05 +0000
Right now the Coen Brothers are enjoying quite a bit of acclaim for their folk music flick Inside Llewyn Davis, but they've already got their eyes on what could be their next film, and it could reunite them with an actor from their past. Speaking with Thompson on Hollywood, Joel and Ethan Coen were asked about a rumored project called Hail Caesar, a comedy with George Clooney. Joel had some good news saying, "We’ve been working on that one. There’s a good chance that would be next." Ethan added, "It’s about the movie business and life and religion and faith. Faith and the movie business. It’s still George.” More below!
Previous details peg Clooney as playing, "a 1920s matinee film idol who takes on an Ancient Rome epic," and that sounds fun knowing the kind of chumpy, makeshift pack leader he played in O Brother Where Art Thou? awhile back. In fact, the film has been said to be the third ...
Sounds Like Iron Patriot Will Pop Up in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:28:31 +0000
In what might have been an accidental reveal after being woken up with a nomination for a Golden Globe for the Showtime series "House of Lies," actor Don Cheadle has revealed that he will be popping up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. USA Today (via ScreenCrush) spoke with the actor this morning who said that he was heading to a production meeting for the Marvel sequel after he got off the phone with the newspaper. We don't know if Colonel James Rhodes will suit up as War Machine or Iron Patriot to help out Iron Man and The Avengers, but this is good news since his presence in the first assembly was missed. More below!
Cheadle has seen plenty of action alongside Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, but this will be the first time he comes into contact with any of the other members of The Avengers. War Machine/Iron Patriot would make a nice addition to the line-up which ...
Don't Watch: Dylan McDermott Trapped in a Freezer in 'Freezer' Trailer
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:03:55 +0000
It doesn't get much more lazy than this. Sure, we've dealt with isolated, small area films like Buried, but this is getting ridiculous. The first trailer for a film called Freezer just debuted starring Derbal McDillet Dylan McDermott. And unless you're in a coma, you probably already guessed that the film is about a guy, who is stuck in a freezer. But this isn't just any freezer. It's a restaurant walk-in freezer. Of course, he has know idea why he's there at first, but then learns some stuff about the Russian mob, and blah, blah, blah. This seems like the perfect time to announce my own new film Desk, which features me stuck at work for eight hours. I'm writing it as we speak. Should be done any day now. Watch the trailer below for a good laugh.
Here's the first trailer for Mikael Salomon's Freezer, originally from Yahoo:
Mikael Salomon ("Band of Brothers" & "Coma") directs Freezer from a script by ...
'Waltz with Bashir' Director to Helm Animated Film About Anne Frank
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:38:33 +0000
After winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film with his animated documentary Waltz with Bashir in 2008, director Ari Folman is reaching back into history with another animated project. Deadline has word that Folman is working on an animated film following the life and iconic diary of Anne Frank. Apparently this is the first time filmmakers have been granted full access to all the archives of the Anne Frank Fonds Basel, founded in 1963 by Anne’s father Otto Frank. Though everyone knows Frank's story, the last prominent big screen version happened in 1959 with The Diary of Anne Frank, so now is the time.
It seems interesting that we're getting an animated, family-driven version of Frank's life as opposed to the more obvious dramatic version, but animation is Folman's best medium. Folman says, “Bringing the Anne Frank Diary to all screens is a fantastic opportunity and challenge as there is a real need for new artistic material to keep the ...
How Do the Screen Actors Guild Nominations Impact the Oscar Race?
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:14:30 +0000
The first of the all important guilds have now chimed in on the precursor season, and boy did they have their own agenda. The Screen Actors Guild released their nominations, which have a lot more bearing on the Oscar race than any critics group. Still, as I cautioned in my precursor piece here, any one announcement can only mean so much. That being said, this was our first big one, and SAG usually doesn't completely match up with the Oscar nominees, but they do have a member overlap, so it's a place to start when looking at who's gotten a boost or who's stepped back. From my view, no one had their nomination guaranteed (though one is closer than ever) but no one had their chances canceled, so the race is still evolving. Read on!
Historically, SAG has a track record of nominating a good portion of the eventual Oscar nominees, but they don't completely predict them either. Last year, they ...
Watch: 'Earth to Echo' Trailer Contains Spielbergian Sci-Fi Adventure
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:45:02 +0000
It's Chronicle meets Super 8 in this new found footage sci-fi adventure called Earth to Echo from director Dave Green. We're not sure how this project has gone unnoticed, but maybe that's to the film's advantage. After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. For anyone who might have been disappointed by Super 8, this might be the film for you. See the trailer below!
Here's the first trailer for Dave Green's Earth to Echo, originally from Apple:
And here's the first poster for the film from the official Tumblr for Earth to Echo:
Earth to Echo is directed by Dave Green and written ...
Second Colorful, Upbeat Full Theatrical Trailer for Blue Sky's 'Rio 2'
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:21:01 +0000
"Goodbye, stinky city air!" After two musical, foot-tapping teaser trailers arrived earlier this summer, and a full theatrical trailer laid out more of the plot, we have a second full trailer for Blue Sky Studios' animated sequel Rio 2. This time, we get another side of the story, as Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) meets another blue macaw from Jewel's (Anne Hathaway) past in the form of Roberto (voiced by singer Bruno Mars). And then we get all the stars voices thrown at us including the return of Tracy Morgan and Jamie Foxx, along with the addition of Kristen Chenoweth as a little frog and Andy Garcia as Jewel's father. Watch now!
Here's the new trailer for Carlos Saldanha's Rio 2, originally from Apple:
Rio 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. There they encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild ...
Check Out This Incredible 200,000 LEGO Brick Creation of Rivendell
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:05:36 +0000
Tonight at midnight, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is unleashed on audiences, leaving just one more chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy left for release next winter. If the epic trailers and the most recent production blogs don't have you on board with the sequel (even if you were underwhelmed by the first film), we recommend you stick around and see how the story unfolds. As we wait for the release tonight, check out this amazing, gigantic homemade LEGO recreation of the elvish land of Rivendell. Made with over 200,000 LEGO bricks, this creation won the People's Choice Award at BrickCon (a convention for LEGO builders). The details are incredible, with nods to both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings within.
Here's some photos from this epic LEGO creation of Rivendell from Middle-Earth (via OneRing.net):
Alice Finch, who also created the largest LEGO Hogwarts ever built, teamed up with fellow builder David Frank to create this version of Middle-earth’s Rivendell. If ...
TGB Episode 181: Here There Be Dragons! (Guest: AICN's Eric Vespe)
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:34:36 +0000
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim (sans Jeremy) is joined by Eric Vespe (aka the legendary "Quint") from Ain't It Cool News to go through their latest Picks of the Week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases and much more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on dragons in movies in honor of Smaug making his appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters on Friday. The guys talk over some of their favorite and least favorite dragon-related entries in film history, the different ways film has depicted dragons and wrap up by talking about where the dragon sub-genre is today.
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First Look: Johnny Depp Finds 'Transcendence' in Wally Pfister's Sci-Fi
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:30:54 +0000
Christopher Nolan's frequent cinematographer Wally Pfister is making his feature directorial debut with Transcendence, a new sci-fi film set up at Warner Bros. starring Johnny Depp. We caught a brief glimpse of the film this past summer, but now the first official photos from the film have arrived. They show Depp giving some kind of lecture, not unlike Steve Jobs, and then another photo shows him on a couple screens as Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall look on. That last photo seems to show Depp after his character's brain has been uploaded into a super computer prototype to save him from a group of anti-technology terrorists trying to assassinate him. We should be getting a trailer soon. Look!
Here are the first photos from Wally Pfister's Transcendence from EW:
Transcendence is directed by Wally Pfister (cinematographer on Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy) and written by Jack Paglen, with rewrites by Alex Paraskevas & Jordan Goldberg. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny ...
Jason Segel & Jesse Eisenberg Teaming Up for 'The End of the Tour'
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:02:22 +0000
Since making a splash at Sundance with the alcoholic drama Smashed starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, director James Ponsoldt returned to the festival this year with the stellar coming-of-age drama, The Spectacular Now. Ponsoldt has lined up a busy future with a developing biopic on Hilary Clinton and an adaptation of the Pure young adult novel series (not to mention some scripting duties on a couple films), and now one more project has been added to his list. The End of the Tour will star Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg in a film following author David Foster Wallace and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.
Segel will play the author who committed suicide in 2008 while Eisenberg will play the magazine reporter in a story that sees the journalist following Wallace around the United States as he promotes his book Infinite Jest. As Wallace's fame rises, a bit of a rivalry brews between him and Lipsky as they compare their romantic lives, depression ...
Two New Featurettes on the Music & Tom Hanks in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:30:01 +0000
In addition to the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug everywhere this Friday, the charming Walt Disney based film Saving Mr. Banks gets a limited release before expanding to theaters everywhere next Friday. Tom Hanks plays the creator of the legendary theme park, film studio and empire of magical characters and worlds as he tries to secure the rights to turn P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins for a feature film adaptation. Now we have two new featurettes for the film focusing on the music and also the iconic, Oscar-nominated actor who is Tom Hanks and how he became Walt Disney. Watch now!
Here are the two new featurettes for John Lee Hancock's Saving Mr. Banks from Disney:
Inspired by true events, Saving Mr. Banks is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s musical classic Mary Poppins made it to the big screen and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) had with author P.L. Travers ...
Frank Grillo Joins Long Titled Sequel 'The Next Chapter of The Purge'
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:12:54 +0000
Next year we'll see Frank Grillo get tangled up with Captain America: The Winter Soldier (fans who saw Thor: The Dark World in IMAX already saw him in action with a tease before the film), but now he's getting involved in a different sequel. Deadline has word that Grillo will lead the sequel to last year's low-budget horror thriller The Purge. There was speculation recently that the film might be called The Zone, but this news pegs the sequel as being given the laborious title of The Next Chapter of The Purge. Since Blumhouse Productions already has Insidious: Chapter 2, I guess they had to change the title format a little.
It's not clear what story the sequel will tell yet, but we're hoping it greatly expands the scope of the first film's intriguing concept. One night a year, all crime is legal in the United States for 12 hours. In the first film, a family caught themselves in a tiff ...
2014 Golden Globes Nominees - '12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity' & More
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:15:02 +0000
The list of nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards (of 2014), the yearly precursor to the Academy Awards, have just been announced today - you can find all the film nominees below. The infamous Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees this morning from The Beverly Hilton. Their selections this year are quite something, to say the least, so take a closer look below. The top nominees are Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave along with Her, Captain Phillips and Gravity, with some odd ones thrown in there like Rush and Mandela. Not a bad set of noms, but not exceptional either. Full list below!
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton hosted by Tina Fey & Amy Poehler with a live telecast on NBC. Here's the full list of 2014's nominees.
12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba - Mandela
Tom Hanks ...