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Watch: Shower Buddies Unite in Third Trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:24:53 +0000

"There they are! They're my Shower Buddies!" Warner Bros has posted yet another trailer for Sean Anders' sequel Horrible Bosses 2, starring everyone's favorite goofballs: Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day. This time they go to battle against Chris Pine who plays a "slick investor", with the always-cunning Christoph Waltz in the mix, too. Of course, Jamie Foxx is back and so is Jennifer Aniston, keeping things interesting as always. Before this we featured a teaser trailer and another full trailer for the sequel that has another wacky kidnap plot that probably won't go as planned. It looks fun, but may not top the first one. Too many jokes that are timely topical, and not enough of a better story this time. Take a look. Here's the third official trailer for Sean Anders' Horrible Bosses 2, direct from Warner Bros: Horrible Bosses 2 is directed by Sean Anders (of That's My Boy), who also co-wrote the script with John Anders (both ...

'Zombieland 2' is Back to Life with Ruben Fleischer Directing Again

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:50:52 +0000

It's been nearly four years since we heard anything solid about Zombieland 2, and the project was once thought to be in the immediate future of director Ruben Fleischer, but there hasn't been any real progress. The project was assumed dead, but Deadline reports the sequel is now back to life, and Fleischer is returning to direct. As for the script, Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Doom) is tackling the project, coming off a story credit on this summer's successful return of Godzilla at Legendary Pictures. However, it should be noted that Fleischer doesn't have a deal to direct yet, though it doesn't sound like a problem. As for the original cast, it's not clear who will return for the sequel. Emma Stone has blown up since starring in the 2009 film, and Woody Harrelson has been busy with The Hunger Games franchise and "True Detective" has made him more popular than ever. Jesse Eisenberg is playing Lex Luthor in Batman v. ...

NYFF Review: Nostalgic Look at BASE Jumping in 'Sunshine Superman'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:42:08 +0000

To live. To fly. To be free. Why is it that the people who live on the edge seem to be the most inspiring? Because they are thrill-seekers, they are the ones who know that the best life is one lived without worry, without fear, without the concerns that society forces upon us. They live with an open mind, a big heart, an appreciation for this planet. They know that genuine thrills make the heart beat faster; thrills remind us that we are still alive, we're still breathing, and that we should make the most of it. I love films that capture this feeling in ways that can't be easily described. Marah Strauch's Sunshine Superman is one of those films that is exciting, moving, heartfelt, but above all it's inspiring to watch. Because it's about inspiring people. Every year there seems to be a documentary or two about extreme sports and the people that get involved in thrill-seeking. Last year it ...

Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut 'The Water Diviner' Aussie Trailer

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:04:53 +0000

After some footage surfaced in our first look at Russell Crowe's directorial debut The Water Diviner earlier this year, the first trailer for the film has finally arrived from Down Under. The film follows Crowe as an Australian man who travels to Turkey four years after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. After working with directors like Ridley Scott, Ron Howard and Darren Aronofsky most recently, it looks like Crowe might have learned a lot, as this looks like a powerful drama that could make a late entry into awards season this winter. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko and Jai Courtney. Watch! Here's the first trailer for Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner from Yahoo Australia: The Water Diviner is directed by Russell Crowe (star of Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, The Insider), making his directorial debut from a screenplay by Australian television writing duo Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. The period drama follows an Australian patriarch ...

'Interstellar' IMAX Showings Listed Starting Tuesday, November 4th

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:52:12 +0000

"Mankind's next step will be our greatest." Well, this is interesting. We haven't heard or seen any official announcements yet, however theaters in Los Angeles are selling tickets for 8PM shows of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar starting on Tuesday night, November 4th. Up until today, Interstellar has been officially scheduled to open everywhere on November 7th, and we expected them to run late night/midnight shows the evening before. However, these listings are a full three days early, occurring Tuesday night (for midnight) with the full opening likely on November 5th. So far these listings are only for IMAX theaters, which means this could be an IMAX event to fuel (a few days early) the launch of this cinematic experience. Below is a screenshot directly from MovieTickets.com (link via Twitter) showing listings starting at 8PM on Tuesday, November 4th running all throughout the night (yes, I would buy three back-to-back showings, no shame). There's also a listing for the IMAX screen at The ...

'Showrunners' Doc Looks at Those Who Run Your Favorite TV Shows

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:05:05 +0000

A few years ago, we featured an early extended trailer for a documentary that was still being made called Showrunners. The project even went on to become a Kickstarter funded film, and now it's finally poised for a release at the end of October, and a new trailer has arrived. For those who don't know, a showrunner is someone who keeps the wheels spinning on your favorite TV shows. Often times they are both a writer and executive producer on the series in question, an this documentary talks to some of the best in the business from Joss Whedon to Shawn Ryan, all talking about the day-to-day work of making a TV series. Watch! Here's the final trailer for Des Doyle's Showrunners, originally from Apple: Directed by Des Doyle, Showrunners is a feature length documentary film about the fascinating world of television showrunners – the writers and producers of US television drama and comedy series. Featuring interviews with showrunners, actors, network execs, ...

Alec Baldwin Lends Voice to 'Boss Baby' for DreamWorks Animation

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:44:49 +0000

DreamWorks Animation hasn't really had a lot to brag about over the last few years, even with quality franchises like How to Train Your Dragon, they're still struggling to stay on top, and have had trouble pleasing their shareholders. But the animation studio is marching onward and they've just announced a new project called Boss Baby, slated for release by 20th Century Fox on March 18th, 2016. THR has the report on the new project with word that Alec Baldwin will voice a fast-talking briefcase-carrying baby who makes his seven-year old brother jealous in the film described as a fantastical comedy (obviously). Read on! Here's a look at some concept art for DreamWorks Animation's Boss Baby from THR: Could the new animation film be inspired by this sketch from "Saturday Night Live" last year? That's likely not the case since animated films are in development and worked on for years before hitting theaters, and with under two years left before release, this one ...

Watch: Keanu Reeves Kicks More Ass in Second Trailer for 'John Wick'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:23:46 +0000

"I once saw him kill three men with a pencil." After our own Alex Billington and Jeremy Kirk both loved John Wick so much that we have not just one, but two glowing reviews of the film starring Keanu Reeves, we have another tease of the action thriller coming next month. A new one-minute trailer has popped up online, and while it's pretty much a condensed version of the first trailer we saw, this one has some new bits of footage showing a bit more of Reeves taking on Adrianne Palicki and shooting this shit with Willem Dafoe. Plus, there's that fun line making John Wick seem like the new Bill Brasky. Watch! Here's the quick new trailer for David Leitch & Chad Stahelski's John Wick from YouTube: John Wick is directed by David Leitch & Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad (The Package, One in the Chamber). Keanu Reeves plays the title character, an ex-hitman on an adrenaline-fueled path to ...

This is How the World Ends: There's a 'Tetris' Movie in Development

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:10:36 +0000

It's not hard to see how video games like Metal Gear Solid and Assassin's Creed can make for interesting adaptations into feature films, and even classic video games like Space Invaders can easily be brought to the big screen. But now one of the most basic video games ever is somehow developing a feature film adaptation. Threshold Entertainment has just announced that they are developing a big screen version of Tetris. Yes, the video game that tasks players with stacking different shaped blocks to form lines and score points will be turned into a movie. This isn't April Fool's Day and we're not joking. What's going on?! From his statement in the press release, you can tell Kassanoff is a true artist as he says, "Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing. We certainly have the canvas for location-based entertainment based on the epicness. What you [will] ...

The Year of 'Whiplash' - Damien Chazelle Inspires Through Passion

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:57:49 +0000

"There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job." It's very refreshing, and admittedly exciting, to watch a young filmmaker's career take off over the course of a year. At the Sundance Film Festival in January 2014, the very first film I screened was Whiplash from writer/director Damien Chazelle. It blew me away. Now, almost 10 months later, the film is still playing strong at the New York Film Festival where I caught it for a second time. Over the last year it has also played at Cannes, Toronto, Deauville, Helsinki, Busan, and plenty of other films festivals/events/premieres all over the world earning rave reviews wherever it shows up. It deserves that praise because it truly is an outstanding, inspiring film. On one hand it's kind of funny that a film where a teacher yells at his students, and says ridiculous things like that quote about "good job", is the one that is teaching so many ...

Liam Neeson Knows How to Disappear in the First Trailer for 'Taken 3'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:40:37 +0000

"I'm going to finish this." At the end of Taken 2, it seemed like Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) was on the path of getting back together with his ex-wife (Famke Janssen) and giving his daughter (Maggie Grace) the love he always wanted her to have. But in the first trailer for Taken 3 (or Tak3n if you want to be clever), we see that all that is cut short when Mills is framed for the murder of his ex-wife and is forced to go on the run from the law. Sadly, this time his special set of skills have him looking much more suspicious than heroic as he tries to prove his innocence and find out who is responsible for this tragedy. Watch the trailer! Here's the first trailer for Olivier Megaton's Taken 3 straight from 20th Century Fox: Taken 3 is directed by Olivier Megaton (Taken 2) and written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and Robert Mark Kamen ...

Matt Bomer Joins Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe in Black's 'Nice Guys'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:26:57 +0000

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. picked up Shane Black's next film The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, and set it for release on June 17th, 2016. Now the cast is starting to fill out with Deadline reporting that Matt Bomer (Magic Mike, The Normal Heart) has landed a role in the film, though specifics on his character haven't been revealed at this time. The story follows Jackson Healy (Crowe), a recovering alcoholic and muscle-for-hire, who ends up working with Holland March (Gosling), a private eye and practicing alcoholic, following the suicide of a fading porn star. But it's bigger than that. The victim's aunt is fully convinced that she saw her niece alive after the incident became news, and so begins March's case, which turns into a murder conspiracy tied into the American auto industry, the span of which can't be fathomed. Apparently Bomer's character is somehow involved in the conspiracy, but that's the only detail revealed about ...

'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Scribe Tackling 'Beauty and the Beast'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:02:31 +0000

After bringing his own iconic coming-of-age book The Perks of Being a Wallflower to the big screen, Stephen Chbosky is tackling another big screen adaptation. EW has learned that the author turned screenwriter and director has come on board Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, adapted from the studio's 1991 animated musical. Dreamgirls director Bill Condon is still getting behind the camera for the film, but Chbosky will write a new draft of the script. Previously we heard the film would be a "straight-forward, live-action, large-budget movie musical," but could that change with Chbosky on board? It's unlikely that the musical elements of the film will go away, especially since they plan to use most of the songs written by Alan Menken, Tim Rice and Howard Ashman from the stage play and the animated Disney film. But maybe the young adult angle will be played up more than it was in the original script from Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules). Condon ...

Annapurna Funding Linklater's Film 'That's What I'm Talking About'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:47:23 +0000

The next Linklater movie is already in pre-production, and will be released next year. The guy never stops working! Deadline is reporting that Annapurna Pictures has stepped up to the plate to fund the new film from Richard Linklater, titled That's What I'm Talking About. As part of the deal, Paramount will be releasing the film in the US next year, while Annapurna sells the foreign rights. Described as some kind of "spiritual sequel" to Linklater's Dazed & Confused, this new film is set in 1980 about an "incoming freshman experiencing his first weekend in college as a pitcher on the school's nationally ranked baseball team." That sounds like it will make for an interesting Linklater film, especially following Boyhood and Before Midnight. The project will start shooting soon in/around Austin, Texas (Linklater's home) and includes an ensemble cast of young actors. The story follows Blake Jenner (seen on "Glee") as the freshmen pitcher who "finds himself among a hard partying ...

Keegan-Michael Key Joins the Cast of 'Vacation' Reboot with Ed Helms

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:29:14 +0000

Not too long after updating the progress of the Police Academy reboot and revealing that Paramount Pictures is developing a film about the "Key & Peele" sketch character substitute teacher Mr. Garvey, one half of the comedic duo has a new big screen gig. Variety reports Keegan-Michael Key has just joined the cast of New Line's Vacation reboot, the pseudo-sequel to the original National Lampoon's Vacation from 1983. The Comedy Central star is joining Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, son of Clark & Ellen Griswold (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo are reprising their roles), as he takes his own family on a trip to Wally World. The rest of the cast includes Christina Applegate as Rusty's wife and Leslie Mann as his sister Audrey, with Chris Hemsworth playing her husband. But Key isn't the only new cast member entering the mix. Think Like a Man Too and Scary Movie franchise star Regina Hall is also coming on board, and she and ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Hits Netflix + IMAX in 2015

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:35:26 +0000

A faithful heart makes wishes come true. This might end up being a groundbreaking deal, but only time will tell. NY Times / Variety are reporting on a deal made between The Weinstein Company and Netflix wherein the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon due out next year will be released in both IMAX and on Netflix the same day. The sequel is titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny and includes Michelle Yeoh returning as Shu Lien, along with newcomer Donnie Yen in a lead role as well as "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. A few first look shots were included, confirming an August 2015 release date. The original Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was a breakout sensation for Sony Pictures Classics back in 2000. Directed by Ang Lee, the film went on to win four Academy Awards and was a huge hit with audiences in the US. It's actually one of my favorites, I love the film. This new ...

Must Watch: First Trailer for P.T. Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Lights Up

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:03:13 +0000

"Doc may not be a do-gooder, but he's done good." Warner Bros has unveiled the first official trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film Inherent Vice, starring Joaquin Phoenix as private investigator Doc Sportello. The trailer definitely looks, and feels, and sounds like it's straight out of the 70's and oh my does it look fantastic. The outstanding cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Michael K. Williams, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph and many others. Really, this is the one we've all been waiting for, and it makes everything look oh so much fun again. Fire it up, and we mean that blunt, before watching this. Oh it's going to be so much fun. Premiering at NYFF soon. Here's the first full trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube: Described as "a Cheech and Chong movie", Inherent Vice is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel about stoner private eye Doc Sportello ...

Watch: Learn About the Origin & Design of Ecto-1 from 'Ghostbusters'

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:31:49 +0000

There's no doubt that one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of cinema is the Ecto-1, the tricked out classic ambulance turned paranormal investigation hub featured in the supernatural comedy classic Ghostbusters. It was recently immortalized in LEGO form for the film's 30th anniversary, and you can get plenty of other versions in various sizes from Amazon, eBay and all over the place. But just how did the design and idea for this vehicle come about? Thenkfully, Beyond the Marquee recently had an extensive chat with the vehicle's designer Stephen Dane, and he explains the origins of the car and how it came together. Here's designer Stephen Dane talking about the iconic car with Beyond the Marquee (via Movies.com): When we say Dane designed the car, he explains, "Although I did closely supervise the building of the Ecto-1 before it was shipped to New York, I did not physically build or paint any part of it. As I mentioned, it ...

First TV Spot Hits for Phenomenal 'Birdman' Starring Michael Keaton

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:21:07 +0000

"You were a movie star, remember?" Are you ready for the return of the Birdman? Not much longer now. Fox Searchlight has debuted the first full TV spot (via ComingSoon) for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as actor Riggan Thomson, who once played Birdman the comic book superhero in a series of movies. To put it simply – this is the movie of the fall season, the one everyone will be talking about, the one everyone will be seeing, it's one of the best of the year hands down. Even Edgar Wright raved about it: "A dazzling tightrope walk of cinema". There is one great joke ruined in this TV spot already, but the screech and the rest of it is awesome. Can't wait to go back for another round of Birdman. Take a look! Fire up this first TV spot for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman, direct from Fox Searchlight's YouTube: Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is directed ...

Watch: Ingenious Interconnected Pixar Theory Explained in Video

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:16:16 +0000

If you're a big fan of Pixar Animation, then you likely stumbled upon The Pixar Theory last year, an ingenious idea fleshed out by Jon Negroni and was spread around like crazy thanks to sites like BuzzFeed. The theory figured out a way to tie all the narratives of each and every Pixar Animation story into the same universe from Toy Story to Brave and everything in between. While this undoubtedly wasn't the intention of the filmmakers, the fact that someone took the time to figure out a way to connect these films, and it all eerily makes perfect sense, is pretty cool. Previously, this theory was only explained in a lengthy, text timeline. But for the lazier folks out there, a video is now available explaining everything visually. Watch! Here's Jon Negroni's The Pixar Theory in video form thanks to Bloop Animation (via SlashFilm): As you can see, as intricate and clever as this whole theory is, there are undoubtedly some leaps ...