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How does Iron Man‘s Arc Reactor work? Was Evangeline Lilly scared to do Ant-Man once Edgar Wright left? What is Jennifer Lawrence‘s favorite superhero movie? Which James Bond actor almost played Batman for Tim Burton? Will Lego do an Avengers Helicarrier set? What’s up with this Wolverine Kia? Read about all this and more in […]
- Germain Lussier
The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, will begin shooting in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Amy Adams starring as the singer. Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ron Terry, who previously executive produced a TV movie about Jimi Hendrix in 2000, and Teresa Kounin Terry wrote the script; Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, who co-wrote Dallas Buyers Club together, are in negotiations to rewrite it.
Rolling Stone first reported »
We're covering a lot of ground today with the centerpiece being our review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. We also dig into the Bill Cosby controversy for a second, the death of Mike Nichols, Universal's plans for at least three more Fast & Furious movies, Prometheus 2, Zoolander 2, a few of your questions, some games and a few knicks and knacks along the way. Hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »
- Brad Brevet
If there’s one thing people love to do more than enjoying movies it’s tearing them to shreds. And nothing is more destructive than pointing out a massive plot hole.
There are some pretty big ones out there. How did Cypher manage to go into the Matrix to visit Agent Smith without a techie in the real world? Why does Buzz Lightyear stay still when Andy’s around if he doesn’t think he’s a toy? What time zone do Gremlins measure midnight in (and when does it stop being “after”)? Why does monkey Tim Roth take over Earth at the end of Tim Burton’s The Planet Of The Apes? Ok, so that last one isn’t technically a plot hole, but it’s still really annoying.
The thing is, there’s plenty of plot holes out there with shockingly simple solutions. Far from ruining their movies, »
- Alex Leadbeater
Going in Style: Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in a remake of the gentle 1979 comedy Going in Style. The original starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as retired friends who decide to rob a bank; Zach Braff is in talks to direct the remake. [Variety/TheWrap] Tinker Bell: Melissa McCarthy will play the fairy heroine Tinker Bell in a new comedy-adventure to be directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel). Levy came up with the idea and developed it further with McCarthy; Nicholas Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted) has been hired to write the screenplay. [Deadline] Big Eyes: New photos from Tim Burton's upcoming true-life drama Big Eyes showcase dramatic moments for married couple Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Also...
- Peter Martin
NBC has announced the next three hosts of Saturday Night Live for the month of December, and they’re mighty promising. James Franco will kick things off on December 6th with his third appearance as host, accompanied by musical guest Nicki Minaj. Franco is well-versed in SNL lore having directed the incredibly fascinating documentary Saturday Night, which provided a first-ever behind-the-scenes look at the weeklong process of making an episode. The actor will of course be promoting his upcoming comedy The Interview in which he stars opposite Seth Rogen, so a Rogen cameo on the episode seems likely. More after the jump. After Franco’s SNL appearance, Martin Freeman will make his hosting debut on December 13th in anticipation of the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and accompanied by musical guest Charli Xcx. Closing out the month just before the holidays, Amy Adams will host »
- Adam Chitwood
"Saturday Night Live" is gearing up for the holiday season, and its gift to you is three star-studded episodes to close out 2014. Kicking things off is the December 6 episode, which will be hosted by "The Interview" star James Franco, who recently directed a behind-the-scenes" look at "SNL." How much do you wanna bet that Seth Rogen crashes the monologue? Franco will be joined by musical guest Nicki Minaj, who will be making her second "SNL" appearance. The following week brings first-time host Martin Freeman ("The Hobbit," "Sherlock") to Studio 8H, where the musical entertainment will be provided by fellow first-timer Charli Xcx. Finally, Oscar nominee Amy Adams, who will soon be seen in Tim Burton's “Big Eyes," will host the episode on December 20. In a curious match of talent, teen heartthrobs One Direction will serve as the musical guest, marking their third time in just over two years. »
- Dave Lewis
DC Comics - Supergirl (Latex) Cosplayer: Evey Dantès - Dantès Inferno Photographer: What A Big Camera ........................................................................ Tmnt - April O'Neil Cosplayer: Evey Dantès - Dantès Inferno Photographer: What A Big Camera ........................................................................ Batman Returns - Catwoman Cosplayer: Evey Dantès - Dantès Inferno Photographer: Andrew Ratter Photography Sequel to Tim Burton's hugely successful 'Batman' (1989). Oswald Cobblepot was abandoned by his parents as a baby. Thirty three years later, bent on revenge, he returns to Gotham City as the Penguin (Danny DeVito). First he begins a warped campaign to become Mayor, helped by millionaire businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken); next, he undertakes a mission to murder every first born son in Gotham - a plan which will avenge his own beginnings. Meanwhile, he has two adversaries to contend with: Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), the embittered ex-secretary of Max Shreck, and, of course, the old caped crusader »
By Anjelica Oswald
Seven years after winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007), Marion Cotillard could land a second nomination for her role in Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit), which is Belgium’s Oscar submission. She was also in 2013 Cannes selection The Immigrant, which was released in May of this year. Since La Vie en Rose, Cotillard has mainly worked on small indie films both inside and outside of America, with the exception of Christopher Nolan‘s Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Cotillard was introduced to acting at a young age — her father was a director and her mother was an actress — and began her career acting in a variety of French TV shows and films. Her first Hollywood role was in Tim Burton‘s Big Fish (2003). She appeared »
- Anjelica Oswald
. As Mike Fleming notes: Today’s Oscar coup goes to The Weinstein Company, which got "The Imitation Game"’s Benedict Cumberbatch on the cover of a Time Magazine article on genius. Walter Isaacson, whose Steven Jobs bio is the basis for the Aaron Sorkin scripted film that Deadline revealed last night will move from Sony to Universal, wrote the piece on genius and Thomas Weber interviewed Cumberbatch. Deadline -Break- Related: 'Selma' intensifies its march on Oscars: Can it go all the way? Esther Zuckerman reports: Tim Burton and Lana Del Rey -- two artists with macabre sensibilities and an interest in kitsch -- are coming together this fall. Del Rey has written two new songs for "Big Eyes," the movie about artist Margaret Keane. One is named after the film’s title and plays midway through the movie. The other, “I Can Fly,” will play over the end credits. Burton’s movie, »
Director Tim Burton and producer/screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are admittedly drawn to telling tales of characters working on the fringe of society, and particularly about oddball artists of one stripe or another. In our latest video (see above) from The Contenders, Deadline’s annual Oscar showcase, Alexander and Karaszewski talk about what drew them to the stranger-than-fiction story.
The first collaboration between the three came 20 years ago with Ed Wood, about the eccentric and kitschy film director behind Plan 9 From Outer Space (often accorded the ‘honor’ of worst film ever made). Burton’s movie, however, won two Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Martin Landau.
Two decades later, the three are again telling an offbeat story set in a creative environment. Big Eyes, which opens on Christmas and is distributed by The Weinstein Company, is the story of Margaret and Walter Keane.
Five-time Oscar nominee »
- Pete Hammond
Lana Del Rey will release two new songs for Tim Burton's upcoming period drama “Big Eyes.” The songs were kept a secret until the film started screening for critics and insiders a few days ago, and now have now been officially announced by The Weinstein Company. Burton's drama centers around the life of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), the artist who caused a sensation in the 1950s with her paintings of big-eyed children. But it was her then husband Walter (Christoph Waltz) who took credit for her work. It wasn’t until years later Margaret revealed to the world that the paintings were her work. It’s the kind of material that seems perfect for Del Rey, whose songs often depict women in situations of powerlessness. The songs are "I Can Fly" (co-written by Rick Nowels) which plays during the end credits, and "Big Eyes" (co-written with Daniel Heath) which »
- Anthony Nicholas
What a long, strange trip it’s been for Batman on the big screen. There was the 1966 movie based on the TV show. Tim Burton’s 1989 hit, which lead us to the wild Joel Schumacher films. Christopher Nolan then took over and turned it into Oscar-bait and in a few years, not only will Batman […]
- Germain Lussier
The trend for live-action adaptations of fairy tale movies is in full swing; you just haven’t seen these labors come to full fruition yet because most of the releases have been staggered. After Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” made more than a billion at the worldwide box-office in 2010, all the movie studios —as they are wont to do for lack of a better idea— decided “hey, a billion dollars is cool, all these fairy tales are in public domain, so we need one of those stat!” So every studio under the sun started tasking writers to come up with their own new spin on fairy tales. Universal gave us “Snow White And The Huntsman” in 2012, as did Relativity with “Mirror, Mirror,” Disney went back to the well once again with “Maleficent” (which is the third highest grossing film of the year worldwide, so the plan is working for »
- Edward Davis
The singer will release title track 'Big Eyes' and 'I Can Fly' as part of the soundtrack for the film, The Hollywood Reporter states.
"Tim showed her the film and she fell in love with it. Women in particular seem to get the movie, and Lana really got the movie."
Big Eyes »
Disney has found a profitable niche in turning some of their classic animated features into live-action fare. While I've yet to find anyone who actually enjoyed Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, that flick went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide. Maleficent was no slouch either in bringing home $750 million, and now the next up on the live-action slate is Cinderella. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Thor, Hamlet), Cinderella doesn't look to deviate much from the classic »
- Sean Wist
Almost a year ago we caught wind that writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Feast, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter) would be scripting a feature film adaptation of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark." Mum's been the word ever since, and it seems whatever those two concocted will never see the light of day. Now, frequent Tim Burton collaborator John August (Frankenweenie, Big Fish) is reportedly going back to the source material to write up his version of »
- Sean Wist
Tim Burton and Lana Del Rey—two artists with macabre sensibilities and an interest in kitsch—are coming together this fall. Del Rey has written two new songs for the movie about artist Margaret Keane, EW confirmed. One is named after the film's title and plays midway through the movie. The other, "I Can Fly," will play over the end credits. Burton's movie, which stars Amy Adams, follows Keane—known for her paintings of children with, yes, big eyes—and her struggle with her husband, who took credit for her work. "Tim showed her the film and she fell in love with it, »
- Esther Zuckerman
After being robbed (robbed!) of an Oscar nomination for her Great Gatsby contribution, "Young and Beautiful," Lana Del Rey will hopefully try once again with the title song from Tim Burton's upcoming Big Eyes. Along with an end-credits track called "I Can Fly," "Big Eyes" will indeed appear in the film — according to The Hollywood Reporter, "Del Rey’s ballad fit perfectly ... over two mostly dialogue-free scenes that in earlier cuts sported [Danny] Elfman’s orchestration." See you at the Oscars! »
- Lindsey Weber
Lana Del Rey made several top 10 lists last year with “Summertime Sadness,” and this winter, she’ll be giving a voice to the sadness of Amy Adams’ character in Big Eyes, the Tim Burton film that opens Dec. 25. Her contributions are not just a bit of the old Ultraviolence (to cite the title of her most recent album), but two entirely new tracks, kept secret until the Christmas release started screening for insiders a few days ago. Whether the languid songstress is doubling her chances for an Oscar nomination by contributing two tunes remains to be seen. A
- Chris Willman
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