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The Rock vs Earthquakes? Well, not quite, but San Andreas is still a decent enough disaster movie.
San Andreas could be one of the easiest films to pitch in a review, as your predisposition towards it can be gauged by two simple questions: 1) Are you a fan of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson? 2) Do you love effects driven disaster movies that pit character archetypes against massive peril? If the answer is yes to both, then please proceed in an orderly fashion to your nearest cinema, purchase snacks of choice and let the loud and destructive spectacle entertain you.
After last year saw Into The Storm bring back some Twister style antics to the big screen, so San Andreas plays out like a combination of 1974’s Earthquake and the Dennis Quaid’s fight against a slight chill in The Day After Tomorrow (minus the ropey CGI wolves). The central plot follows the »
THR reports that Sony Pictures Classics has snagged North American rights to "Truth," starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as his producer, Mary Mapes, whose 2005 memoir "Truth and Duty" serves as the basis for this film. "Truth" centers on the firestorm that broke out in September 2004 when the former CBS Evening News anchor made libelous claims that President Bush received special treatment during his Air National Guard tenure in Vietnam. The authenticity of Rather's sources was called into question, Mapes was swiftly fired and Rather resigned in 2005. Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid also appear in "Truth," the directorial debut of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "White House Down" screenwriter James Vanderbilt. Brad Fischer, William Sherak, Vanderbilt and Mikkel Bondesen produce with Brett Ratner, Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding, and Mythology Entertainment. Sony Pictures Classics has »
- Ryan Lattanzio
We have reached the halfway point in this year’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival over in France, and a big portion of talk across the Channel is focused on Cate Blanchett and her performance alongside Rooney Mara in Todd Hayne’s critically-acclaimed Carol. And her good form continues today with Deadline reporting that her next project, Truth, has been sold to Sony Pictures Classics for $6 million.
The film, directed by screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) co-stars Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Topher Grace (Interstellar) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and tells the story of “Rathergate”, a famous scandal from the 1960’s which involved CBS news anchor Dan Rather and 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes. Redford plays Rather whilst Blanchett stars as Mapes.
Truth is based on a 2005 memoir by Mary Mapes entitled Truth And Duty: The Press, The President And The Privilege Of Power. Early indications »
- Scott J. Davis
It’s not surprising that “Carol” was locked away in Hollywood’s development closet for 15 years. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s scandalous 1952 novel “The Price of Salt,” Todd Haynes’ latest movie is a double whammy by industry standards: it’s headlined by two women, who fall in love with each other.
The film, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, arrives at a pivotal, yet paradoxical, time for female-driven stories. There has been a string of hits this year that celebrate female empowerment — from “Insurgent” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to “Cinderella,” and the upcoming “Trainwreck,” “Spy” and the final installment of “The Hunger Games.” That said, gender inequality both in front of and behind the camera is a hot-button issue in the global entertainment business.
As one of cinema’s most prominent stars, Blanchett, whose recent roles include the evil stepmother in “Cinderella, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »
- D. Zhea
Amy Schumer already provided a revelatory send-up of feminine beauty standards on TV via a very funny parody of 12 Angry Men, featuring the likes of Paul Giamatti, Jeff Goldblum, and Dennis Quaid, this week, and she's clearly not slowing down for anyone. THR reported today that Schumer is set to headline her own HBO comedy special, which will be recorded at New York City's famous Apollo Theater on May 29th. This follows a string of recent triumphs for the comedian, who recently signed on for a fourth season of Inside Amy Schumer, which already scored her a Peabody award, and is leading Judd Apatow's highly anticipated fifth feature, Trainwreck, alongside Bill Hader. Her debut on HBO puts her in the same company as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Wanda Sykes, Ellen DeGeneres, Louis C.K., and Jerry Seinfeld, all of whom have won over audiences through their the pay-channel's specials. »
- Chris Cabin
Amy Schumer devoted an entire episode of her Comedy Central show Tuesday to answering one very important question: Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on TV? In a spoof the classic film “12 Angry Men,” Schumer recruited Jeff Goldblum, Paul Giamatti, John Hawkes, Nick Dipaolo and eight others to settle the question of her hotness once and for all. Even Dennis Quaid, who recently made headlines for a viral Funny or Die prank, makes an appearance. Tempers flared as most believed Schumer is not hot, with Hawkes casting the lone dissenting vote. The men are outraged but soon begin to. »
- Joe Otterson
Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...
Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.
It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »
This morning, I published my interview with Amy Schumer about tonight's "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer" parody, which focused on the origins and themes of the episode-length sketch. Now it's time to hear from Ryan McFaul, who co-directed the episode with Schumer, and who speaks more about the technical end of things, including which parts of the Sidney Lumet film they were and weren't able to work into their episode. "12 Angry Men" is one of those movies where whenever I come across it on cable, I have to watch until the end. What was your experience with it before this episode came about? Ryan McFaul: I'm a serious film nerd. I probably first saw it when I was 15 or 16, at the point when I was first falling romantically in love with cinema, and starting to learn about visual storytelling, and the way pictures can make a story powerful. It's one of those classic examples, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Season 3 of "Inside Amy Schumer" is blowing up everything we knew about how comedy on television tackles gender. The first two episodes of the show's return featured some ballsy, thought-provoking sketches with viral appeal, but for its third installment, it went long-form. Read More: Inside 'Inside Amy Schumer': They're Gonna Do 'Whatever the F***' They Want "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer," featuring an amazing cast including Jeff Goldblum, Dennis Quaid, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Kartheiser, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Gethard and John Hawkes, is a 20-minute celebration of the 1957 Sidney Lumet film starring Henry Fonda, mimicking the original on the level of a shot-by-shot remake. It is also a savage, brutally funny riff on the question, "Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on television?" — a question Schumer's heard plenty before. To get the story behind the episode, co-directed by Schumer herself, Indiewire got on the phone with...
- Liz Shannon Miller
Season 3 of "Inside Amy Schumer" is blowing up everything we knew about how comedy on television tackles gender. The first two episodes of the show's return featured some ballsy, thought-provoking sketches with viral appeal, but for its third installment, it went long-form. Read More: Inside 'Inside Amy Schumer': They're Gonna Do 'Whatever the F***' They Want "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer," featuring an amazing cast including Jeff Goldblum, Dennis Quaid, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Kartheiser, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Gethard and John Hawkes, is a 20-minute celebration of the 1957 Sidney Lumet film starring Henry Fonda, mimicking the original on the level of a shot-by-shot remake. It is also a savage, brutally funny riff on the question, "Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on television?" — a question Schumer's heard plenty before. To get the story behind the episode, co-directed by Schumer herself, Indiewire got on the phone with »
- Liz Shannon Miller
Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw) has been cast opposite Dennis Quaid, Christian Cooke and Kate Bosworth in drama series The Art Of More on Sony’s Crackle. Written by Gardner Stern and Chuck Rose, the drama explores the underbelly — and surprisingly cutthroat world — of premium auction houses, filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers and collectors of the beautiful and the bizarre. Elwes, repped by Apa, Link and Felker Toczek, will play Arthur Davenport, a shrewd… »
We know that "Inside Amy Schumer" can do great parodies, and it can do biting social commentary, and that it has a gift for hiding the latter inside the former. That's been apparent throughout its run, and early in the Comedy Central sketch show's great third season, which has featured a dead-on "Friday Night Lights" parody that was really about rape culture, as well as last week's "One Direction" spoof about women who don't need makeup. Tonight's remarkable episode (it airs, like usual, at 10:30) takes both sides of the show to an extreme. Titled "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer," it's an episode-length parody of Reginald Rose's classic play "12 Angry Men" (and particularly of the staging of the 1957 Sidney Lumet film version) in which the jurors — played by Jeff Goldblum (the foreman), John Hawkes (the crusading hold-out) and Paul Giamatti and Nick Dipaolo (the two bullying loud mouths), among »
- Alan Sepinwall
With little more to go on than a lot of buzz surrounding the music video, critical acclaim, and, I suppose, having seen where the third season goes, the show is set to return.
It’s big news for a show like this, and a serious vote of confidence. It also opens a lot of doors for the show’s direction, with a lot of room to play now.
Be sure to tune in tonight, and catch some previews with our look at Inside Amy Schumer Season Three here.
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Fresh off hosting the MTV Movie Awards, gracing the cover ofEntertainment Weekly, receiving a Peabody® Award for “Inside Amy Schumer,” and being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, »
- Marc Eastman
Good news, "Inside Amy Schumer" fans: The show just got picked up for a fourth season, ahead of its season three premiere.
Schumer made the announcement herself during an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night, where she told the host she just got word about the pickup before heading out onstage. Letterman congratulated the comedienne, and the duo chatted about the highs and lows of working on series television, where Schumer quipped that the annual effort doesn't get any easier, but "I find I'm getting easier."
In a statement released Tuesday, Comedy Central praised the show and Schumer.
"I'm so happy to keep the 'Inside Amy Schumer' family together," Schumer added in her own statement. "Excited »
- Katie Roberts
AMC has cast the lead role in its upcoming series Preacher. The adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic series has formally signed Dominic Cooper as the titular preacher Jesse Custer, as confirmed by executive producer and co-developer Seth Rogen.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015
This is not Cooper’s first foray into the world of comic books, as he has also played Howard Stark, father to Iron Man Tony Stark, on both the big and small screen. Cooper, whose formal signing comes after weeks of talks, joins a cast that already includes Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Lucy Griffiths. A premiere date for Preacher has yet to be announced.
HBO made a number of moves over the past week. Key among »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Today is a stacked episode with reviews of Unfriended and Ex Machina before we dive into the new Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer, listening to the fake Dennis Quaid rant, listening to your voice mail, playing some games and bouncing through a few news stories. We 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. An alternative to that option, you can leave us a voicemail directly from your computer. »
- Brad Brevet
"I remember a time of chaos... but most of all, I remember the Road Warrior. The man we called 'Max.'" In anticipation of the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere, the 35+ year history of George Miller's dystopian franchise is celebrated in a new featurette. Also included in our latest round-up is a newly announced Blu-ray from Scream Factory that should please Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross fans, as well as the special features and cover art for Warner Bros.' Innerspace high-definition home media release.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Press Release -- "From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with »
- Derek Anderson
Dennis Quaid stars in Funny or Die’s newest hilarious sketch, which tricked the public into believing Quaid had exploded on set. Over the weekend, a short video of Quaid launching into a profanity-laden tirade on set went viral. “I am acting here, and this dickhead wanders onto my set. I can’t even get a line […]
- Olivia Truffaut
It's a fake. It's all fake. The Dennis Quaid meltdown was… a Funny or Die gag.
After a video of the actor's expletive-laced rant was posted on YouTube on Tuesday, debate quickly ignited over whether it was a true outburst or a produced sketch – even Jimmy Kimmel was blamed for it.
"We've watched the Dennis rant a few times and it's actually the perfect setup for a reveal later, if they show the other side of ...
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