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“It's a horror film," Adam Sandler joked out of Toronto about Jason Reitman’s latest film. “There was danger while we were growing up, also. I can't believe some of the psychotic stuff that went on without the Internet. The kids I grew up with man, the stuff we'd get into. A lot of us should be dead." After almost universal praise and four Oscar nominations in two years (including two for Best Director and two for Best Picture), critically respected helmer Jason Reitman tasted backlash with “Labor Day,” a soapy melodrama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Undeterred as critics readily dismissed “Labor Day” out of Telluride, Reitman shrugged and made another film almost immediately after (though he did call his first whiff a “misguided effort”). That film? A ensemble drama called “Men, Women And Children,” about family and the distancing dangers of the Internet and social media. How »
- Rodrigo Perez
Last year’s release of Spike Lee’s Oldboy did little to inspire confidence in American remakes of Asian films, as the Josh Brolin-led mystery thriller flopped hard at the box office and was met with a tepid response from critics. The horror genre in particular frequently finds filmmakers raiding the World Cinema shelves in search of their next plot, and the few examples of great remakes don’t quite make up for the flood of bad ones.
Nonetheless it’s important try and resist a kneejerk negative response as details regarding another Us remake of a Korean film come to light. I Saw the Devil, Kim Jee-woon’s twisted and violent story of revenge, has a remake in development by screenwriter Simon ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Synopsis assembled. Marvel have finally released an official synopsis for the forthcoming blockbuster sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron. So far we've had but a few clues to go on, plot-wise; Josh Brolin wearing a gauntlet at Comic Con, descriptions of a teaser trailer at that event, and a series of concept art images showing our heroes under attack from one/ multiple robots, plus a handful of cryptic tweets from the filmmakers. »
After becoming Marvel’s biggest-franchise starter at the global box-office by overtaking the haul of 2008’s Iron Man earlier in the week, James Gunn’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now become the first release of 2014 to hit $300 million domestically and has also crossed the $600 million mark worldwide. Having opened in Japan yesterday, and with a Chinese release still to come, Guardians certainly has a good chance of becoming the highest-grossing comic book movie of the year, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on $708 million, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on $714 million and X-Men: Days of Future Past on $745 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, »
- Gary Collinson
With several of Marvel’s Phase Three movies yet to be announced, there’s been some speculation as to whether The Incredible Hulk could find himself heading up another solo movie following his showstealing turn in 2012’s The Avengers. The character is said to have an expanded role in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now Lou Ferrigno – star of the 1970s TV series, and vocie of the Green Goliath in the McU – has suggested that another Hulk movie is in the works…
“That is a long way from now because I think down the road, I think in another year, they’re going to film a solo Hulk movie,” Ferrigno told FilmFad when asked about the chances of another live action Hulk TV series. “But I think the series can happen if they finish doing the Avengers or the Hulk movie, that’s my guess for now. »
- Gary Collinson
The 52nd Annual New York Film Festival, which runs from September 26 to October 12, has released a trailer featuring some of the films in their lineup, which includes the first footage from Inherent Vice, along with the festival's opening and closing movies, Gone Girl and Birdman.
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Owen Wilson lead an all-star cast in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Inherent Vice, author Thomas Pynchon's first novel ever to be adapted for the big screen. The story follows a private detective who is pulled into an unusual case in 1960s Los Angeles.
DC have probably had more movie flops that they’ve had successes. Green Lantern, Supergirl, Steel, Jonah Hex, Catwoman, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin have all been slammed by critics and audiences alike.
In some cases, you can’t really blame the casting or the actors for said failure – Halle Berry was actually one of the bright points of the terrible Catwoman movie, in spite of its ridiculous concept, and Josh Brolin could have been a fantastic Jonah Hex had the material he was given to work with not been awful.
That said, most of the time it’s down to poor casting. DC have given jobs to so many completely inappropriate actors, in terms of the characters that they played, that we’ve lost count of the number of cases in which it has occurred.
Whether it’s because the actor in question just wasn’t very good, »
- Kev Stewart
The New York Film Festival has a fantastic slate this year. From the premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl as its opening night film to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance as the closing night selection, it makes me supremely jealous of those on the east coast for that week. Of course, the largest question mark here is writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s long awaited Inherent Vice, which will have its world premiere at Nyff 2014 on October 4th as the fest’s centerpiece gala. We’ve only seen a few stills from the film (and we wake up every day hoping for a trailer), so we’re actually getting our first-ever snippet of footage via this Nyff trailer that highlights the fest’s selections. Anderson’s Thomas Pynchon adaptation stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, and Owen Wilson and is described by »
- Evan Dickson
Speaking with someone at the Toronto Film Festival, I mentioned how odd it was we still didn't have a single slice of footage or a trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice and yet while we still don't have a trailer, a preview for the 2014 New York Film Festival has premiered and it offers a brief glimpse at the upcoming black comedy which will premiere at the fest toward the October 4 centerpiece premiere. Based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name, Inherent Vice follows 1960s stoner P.I. Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), hired by an ex-girlfriend to investigate the disappearance of her wealthy lover. Reese Witherspoon, Benico del Toro, Owen Wilson and Josh Brolin co-star along with several others. The New York fest will also serve up the premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl, which is just one of the other several films teased in the following festival trailer. »
- Brad Brevet
We know we’ve got a Guardians of the Galaxy sequel coming on July 28, 2017, but what’s to stop the characters from popping up in other Marvel movies as well? Knowing the McU and what the filmmakers have already teased, nothing at all. In fact, a report just surfaced claiming that Dave Bautista is currently restructuring his contract so that he’ll benefit from Guardians’ financial success and also lock himself in for “a number of other Marvel movies,” including Avengers 3. Having walked into Guardians expecting to play favorites with Star Lord (Chris Pratt) and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Bautista’s Drax the Destroyer proved to be quite the surprise, winning me over with his hilariously literally approach to everything, so at this point, I say the more Drax the better. Hit the jump for more on his possible multiple Marvel movie return. The news comes from Pw Mania »
- Perri Nemiroff
The New York Film Festival does at least one thing better than every other festival out there. Each year they cut together a trailer highlighting their line-up, and it’s always a pretty enthralling watch. This year's trailer is no different, and Nyff's 2014 line-up is rather terrific. It’s chalk full of auteurs delivering their latest, including Mike Leigh (“Mr. Turner”), Bennett Miller (“Foxcatcher”), David Fincher (the world premiere of “Gone Girl”), Alejandor Innaritu (“Birdman”), Olivier Assayas (“Clouds Of Sils Maria”), David Cronenberg (“Maps To The Stars”) and many, many more. But of course, there’s also the world premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” starring Joaquin Phoenix, Benico del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin and others. We’re as excited as the next person, but man, if your Twitter feed is anything like ours, someone is asking, “So where’s the ‘Inherent Vice’ trailer already? »
- Edward Davis
Even the best filmmakers have the odd dud, and beloved director Jason Reitman has been refreshingly frank about one of his films that didn't catch on.
Following gushing praise for "Juno" and "Up In The Air," Reitman's "Young Adult" flopped but still earned some critical praise. It was the film after that though, the Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet-led "Labor Day," that failed to find attention and interest from both audiences and critics.
Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote his new film "Men, Women & Children," Reitman talked with Screen Crush and the conversation turned towards public perception of actors (specifically Adam Sandler) "phoning in" performances. He equates that perception with the reaction to "Labor Day":
"It's a misnomer to think that from within he is losing interest or gaining interest. You're always trying. And I say that sensitively, because I can imagine someone looking at 'Labor Day' and going, »
- Garth Franklin
Jason Reitman was on quite the winning streak for a while From his feature debut Thank You For Smoking through Juno, Up In The Air, and Young Adult, Reitman was garnering equal parts critical acclaim and praise from audiences. Then, he made Labor Day. Starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, Labor Day seemed like a slam dunk for the son of legendary director Ivan Reitman. But, not only did it bomb with audiences but critics were left cold. Now, Jason Reitman has put together Men, Women, »
- Alex Maidy
Three years ago, you could have forgiven Jason Reitman for having an invincible self-image. His first four features all garnered a degree of critical praise, and “Juno” and “Up In The Air” each got a handful of Oscar nods. Even “Young Adult,” which flopped at the box office, was well regarded —the type of film his loyalists could appreciate as part of his wry and stylish repertoire and critics could hail as emotionally honest and fresh. Then came the bizarrely contrived and un-self-aware “Labor Day,” in which Josh Brolin played an escaped convict who coerces/romances Kate Winslet, and the support that had come so easily to Reitman suddenly disappeared. And the filmmaker says not only that he was stung by the reaction to his last picture, but also that he now finds it "misguided." The admission comes at a point in an interview when the director is defending Adam Sandler against accusations of laziness. »
- Tess Hofmann
Over the weekend an Avengers: Age of Ultron banner arrived online, giving us our first real look at the front of the newest member of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Vision, who will be portrayed by Iron Man star Paul Bettany. And now we have what is reportedly a leaked piece of concept art from Sideshow Collectibles, which will presumably serve as a reference for a future Vision sculpt…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), James Spader (Ultron), Thomas Kretschmann »
- Gary Collinson
Having retained top spot at the Us box office this past weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy has now pushed its worldwide box office haul to $586 million, overtaking the total of 2008’s Iron Man to become Marvel Studios’ highest-grossing franchise starter. Reacting to the news, James Gunn posted the following message on Facebook:
If I had a penny for every time someone said making a Marvel movie with a talking raccoon was dumb and that Guardians was going to bomb, I’d probably have just about the amount of money Guardians has made so far. So I’m glad I spent that time making a film instead of counting people and their opinions, because we’re still going strong. Also, making the »
- Gary Collinson
I Tumblr For You; The Kids Aren’t Alright in Reitman’s Latest
Parents and their burgeoning teenagers battle their insecurities and repressed sexuality amidst ever present technology in an otherwise hushed community in a tightly woven all-American town. Sound familiar? On the surface, Jason Reitman’s latest effort Men, Women & Children is trying so very much to be American Beauty. There’s the hyper-sexualized cheerleaders, the stifled paternal figures and their mentally or morally absent partners, who all crash into their own devastating denouements. Unfortunately, despite his effort to create a modified updated retelling of Sam Mendes’ masterpiece for the plugged-in age, Reitman’s film is ersatz, and instantly forgotten.
Via Emma Thompson’s voiceover (which was used to far better effect in the underrated Stranger than Fiction), the audience is introduced to the close-knit residents of a Texan town. There’s the sexually frustrated married couple Don (Adam Sandler »
- Nicholas Bell
During the San Diego Comic-Con International back in July, we caught a brief glimpse of how The Vision (Paul Bettany) will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron thanks to the character poster for Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and now an image of a new Age of Ultron banner has arrived online via Instagram, giving us a much better look at the newest addition to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), James Spader (Ultron), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron »
- Gary Collinson
We’ve already seen a few images of Joaquin Phoenix (Her), Josh Brolin (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) in Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film Inherent Vice [see here, here and here], and now thanks to the New York Times we’ve got a look at Katherine Waterston (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), who plays Shasta, a “free-spirited, sensual ex-girlfriend” of Doc Sportello (Phoenix)…
Inherent Vice is set to premiere at the New York Film Festival in October ahead of a U.S. release on January 9th 2015 and a UK release on January 30th 2015. Also featuring in the cast are Owen Wilson (The Internship), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Martin Short (Damages), Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire).
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- Gary Collinson
The pictures - first published by the New York Times and Rolling Stone - give a first look at rising actress Katherine Waterston and lead Joaquin Phoenix in Anderson's first feature since 2012's Oscar nominated The Master.
Inherent Vice, adapted from the Thomas Pynchon book of the same name, represents the first major role for 34-year-old Waterston, who has had prior roles in Boardwalk Empire, Michael Clayton and Being Flynn. She finds herself working opposite Phoenix, who previously worked with the director on The Master, for which he received an Oscar nomination.
Speaking about the movie, the actress said: "This whole film is sort of the smoke clearing after the '60s and everyone coming to, wondering what the hell happened.
"There's a lot of uncertainty on every page of the novel. »
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