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In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »
- Gary Collinson
Review Ryan Lambie 9 Mar 2014 - 09:28
Once upon a time, videogame adaptation Need For Speed could have been a Tom Cruise movie, and not just because its title also happens to be a line from Top Gun. As stand-up comedian Rich Hall once pointed out - brilliantly - in one of his routines, all of Tom Cruise's 80s and 90s movies were broadly the same, and can be summed up thus: “He's a race car driver. A pretty good race car driver, too. Until he has a crisis of confidence and can't race cars anymore. Then he meets a good-looking woman who talks him into being a better race car driver."
Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Rami Malek, Sir Maejor, Nick Chinlund, Carmela Zumbado | Written by George Gatins | Directed by Scott Waugh
I approached Need for Speed with all the enthusiasm you might expect of a recent Breaking Bad convert who, having binged his way through the whole series, is desperate for another fix. Given his character’s denouement in the show, it’s perhaps rather fitting that Aaron Paul’s new project is a film about people driving very fast cars.
Paul plays Tobey, a mechanic who also enjoys illegal street racing (but then who doesn’t?). After one such illegal street race with a rival – Dominic Cooper’s slimy Dino – goes bad, Tobey is wrongly sent to the big house. Well, he was driving an illegal car at illegal speeds, putting himself and others in danger, but he »
- Jack Kirby
This could have been the one. After years of being served up with terrible video game adaptations, Need for Speed looked like it could've bucked the trend. EA's high-speed racing franchise is largely story-free, so the Scott Waugh-directed film wasn't bound by endless developer-enforced caveats. All it needed was the title and fast cars - making a good movie wasn't out of the question.
Sadly, the wait for a great game-to-film translation continues because Need for Speed the motion picture squanders its strong cast (led by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul) and narrative potential thanks to a duff script that rebounds from one listless action sequence to another.
This is classic Big Dumb Action Movie territory, the kind of film that feels like it's been »
The internet was sent into uproar last year when Ben Affleck was announcing as the next Dark Knight for Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, with the backlash harking back to the late 80s when Warner Bros. received over 50,000 letters of complaint about Tim Burton hiring Beetlejuice star Michael Keaton for 1989's live action movie.
"He's going to be great," Keaton told The Today Show, via Metro. "I don't follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of... I don't know why people get excited about things. Frankly, I don't understand it."
- Gary Collinson
The couple drove up the red carpet in the classic blue car before greeting fans and posing for photographers at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
Model and charity campaigner Parsekian dazzled in a sheer black floor-length dress while Breaking Bad's Paul looked dapper in a three piece suit.
Need for Speed, based on EA's popular racing video game series, sees mechanic Tobey (Paul) in a cross-country race against time, seeking revenge on a rival (Dominic Cooper) who framed him for manslaughter.
Co-stars at the screening included Cooper, Keaton and British actress Poots, looking ethereal in a Grecian-style pale blue Nina Ricci gown. »
Keaton said on Today show that he doesn't follow the superhero series much but he doesn't know why people get excited about things, Metro.co.uk reported.
Affleck's casting attracted a lot of negative attention from the fans, after it was revealed that he would play the role of the masked crusader in the film. (Ani) »
- Shiva Prakash
Andy is heading off to college, and his toys, including Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen), are worried about their uncertain future. After some twists and turns, the toys end up at Sunnyside Daycare Center where they meet new playmates such as Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (Ned Beatty), a stuffy porcupine named Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton), and a smooth-talking Ken doll (Michael Keaton). »
Feature James Clayton 7 Mar 2014 - 06:08
The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. Actually it's not. That was a lie and Nadia Cavalcanti is a made-up person. Still, I'll say it again because if you say things enough times they eventually become tangibly real in your own physical world (it's a bit like Beetlejuice). The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed by Nadia Cavalcanti. How does that make you feel?
Of course, you're probably aware that, in truth, The Grand Budapest Hotel is written, co-produced and directed by Wes Anderson (full name, Wesley Wales Anderson). Now, how does that make you feel? Personally, I'm feeling very happy about this because I'm a Wes Anderson fan and I really like all his movies. In all likelihood The Grand Budapest Hotel is going to »
Tributes have been flowing in for the late, great Harold Ramis since the filmmaker and comedian died late last month at the age of 69 (did you catch Bill Murray's shout-out at the Oscars?), and "Multiplicity" star Michael Keaton added his voice to the chorus on "David Letterman" last night by paying homage to an "easygoing" man he described as "one of the truly nicest guys you've ever met." In the process he relates a great story from the set that demonstrates just how relaxed Ramis (a practicing Buddhist) really was - even in the midst of some complex technical conundrums on the set of the effects-heavy 1996 comedy. Follow Riot on Twitter »
- Chris Eggertsen
During an appearance on Today on Tuesday (March 4), Keaton said that he was confused by negative reaction to Affleck's casting in the superhero movie.
"He's going to be great," Keaton said of Affleck.
He added: "I don't follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of... I don't know why people get excited about things. Frankly, I don't understand it."
Affleck previously received the support of Dark Knight franchise star Gary Oldman, who advised the actor to ignore criticism from fans.
Director Snyder made headlines this week by revealing that his upcoming movie won't be entirely tied to the DC Universe mythology.
Batman vs Superman will open in cinemas on May 6, 2016.
Batman actors: A »
In the 1985 movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee Herman exclaims, "I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!" But while that proclamation led to a lot of "I know you are but what am I?" arguments, the bike's third official owner – an eBay user named umsc_vet2008 – is not quite so reluctant to part with the bicycle. One lucky Pee-Wee fan with deepish pockets (but probably not a swimming pool for a bathtub) can buy the movie's red beach »
The actor has said that he would be "more than interested" in the project if director Tim Burton is involved.
"I've been talking about it for years, and saying if I ever did something again, it'd be that," Keaton said on the Today Show. "The rumours... have risen before and fallen away."
"If Tim is involved, and I think he might be involved, I'd be more than interested. He's so original," he continued. "He's an artist."
Burton and Keaton's co-star Winona Ryder has been rumoured for the project.
Keaton was previously reported to be meeting with Burton about the project.
Watch a trailer for Need for Speed below: »
While doing the press rounds for Need for Speed, Michael Keaton opened up more about his time working with director Tim Burton on 1988's Beetlejuice and 1989's Batman. As he's said in the past, he does want to return for Beetlejuice 2. But only under the right conditions, and if Tim Burton returns to helm this long gestating follow-up. Now, he claims its the only sequel he's ever wanted to do, despite having donned the bat cowl a second time in 1992's Batman Returns.
"I've been talking about it for years and I've been saying if I ever did anything again, it'd be that. I want to do that. The rumors, they've risen before and fallen away. Now, if Tim is involved, and I think he might be involved, I'd be more than interested. I mean, he's so original, and he's an artist. It's unique. There's nothing like it. You can't compare it to anything. »
Before Johnny Depp came along and became Tim Burton's ever-odd muse, the director with a taste for the dark side was fixated on Michael Keaton. The pair made Batman, Batman Returns and Beetlejuice together, but haven't collaborated on a film since. Even though more than twenty years have passed between now and their last joint effort, Keaton is game to reunite with Burton for the oft-rumored sequel to Beetlejuice. In promotion of his upcoming vehicle Need for Speed, Keaton appeared on The Today Show where he was subjected to the awkward interview stylings of Savannah Guthrie. Asked about if he's be game to return to the green wig and rot makeup worn by the devilish ghost with the most, Keaton offered: "I.ve been talking about it for years and saying it.s the one thing . if I ever did anything again, it would be that, or I.d »
Even when he has new work to promote, Michael Keaton can't escape two of his most iconic past projects.
The actor sat down for an interview with "Today" to discuss his role in the "RoboCop" reboot, but the subject quickly turned to "Batman" and "Beetlejuice." Keaton gamely answered questions about both, including giving his assessment of new Batman (and scourge of fanboys) Ben Affleck.
"He's going to be great," Keaton told "Today" when asked to comment on Affleck's casting, adding that he didn't see why there was such an uproar.
"I don't follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of ... I don't know why people get excited about things," Keaton said. "Frankly, I don't understand it."
Keaton added that there was similar pressure when he donned the Batsuit for the very first "Batman" film in 1989, revealing that filmmakers were nervous about getting the character (and his iconic suit) right. »
- Katie Roberts
No matter where Michael Keaton goes, he’s constantly asked about Beetlejuice and Batman. So it must have been refreshing to appear on this morning’s Today show to promote Need for Speed, his new action movie based on the popular video game. And then Savannah Guthrie asked him about Beetlejuice and Batman, God bless her.
Tim Burton, who directed both 1980s movies, has never hid his enthusiasm for another Beetlejuice, and last fall, he seemed ready to produce or direct a sequel based on a script from screenwriters Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) and David Katzenberg. It’s sad to »
- Jeff Labrecque
Last year, when director Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed was filming in Detroit, I got to visit the set along with a few other reporters. While I was excited for the film based solely on the cast (Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Kid Cudi), I walked away excited for something else: the practical effects. While on set, I watched as real cars raced around the city and they were definitely breaking every speed limit. From what I was told from the cast and crew, this is how the whole movie was made; using real cars racing at high speeds with cameras recoding every move. It should be a hell of a ride when the film opens March 14th. During a break in filming, I was able to participate in a group interview with Imogen Poots. She talked about getting ready for the driving, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
U.S. Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Since Amores Perros, Iñárritu has made very “calculated” film narrative choices with a foursome of films (21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) that bury viewers in psychologically heavy/mental breakdown territory. Even his short films are enough to put us on anti-depressors. For his fifth time out, the anguish comes measured in a comedy noir packaging with an ensemble cast we’d normally never associate with the filmmaker, of course with the exception of Naomi Watts who broke down like an ace in 21 Grams fame. We’re curious in witnessing how Alfonso Cuaron’s Dp Emmanuel Lubezki works with this Mexican helmer.
Gist: A.k.a The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance, »
- Eric Lavallee
This afternoon at 2.50pm we shall see how Channel 5 copes with the profane, graphic, sexual antics of Tim Burton's cult film
"Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose" – Beetlejuice
Today, Channel 5 is broadcasting a timely showing of Tim Burton's 1988 classic Beetlejuice. Why so timely? Because just last week its star Michael Keaton suggested that Burton was keen on the idea of a sequel. All of which makes this the perfect time to assess whether or not Beetlejuice 2 needs to happen. Or at least it would, were Channel 5 not broadcasting it in the middle of the day. This is Beetlejuice, after all – scary, sweary, faintly graphic, prostitute-starring Beetlejuice. It might have been turned into a cartoon at one point but, still, Beetlejuice is a little too adult for Channel 5's Jumanji slot, isn't it?
So who »
- Stuart Heritage
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