1-20 of 434 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Talent and timing can be a formidable combination. Throw in media savvy and a get-along attitude, and Stephen Colbert is increasingly looking like the potential answer to CBS’ late-night prayers.
Colbert makes his debut as the host of “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Sept. 8, but has already exhibited considerable media savvy in building anticipation for that day. After dealing with David Letterman’s cranky-old-hermit routine, the network’s marketing/promotion department must feel as if it’s died and gone to Heaven, with Colbert seeming eager to adopt new avenues of getting the word out.
Still, Colbert also appears to be the beneficiary of coming on air at a moment that uniquely suits him, and might provide a logical point of differentiation from the other late-night hosts. Specifically, that’s the topsy-turvy nature of the current presidential election, where the jockeying has taken on an absurdist quality that lends »
- Brian Lowry
Update: It’s come to our attention that this image is fan-made.
Original Story: Ready for your daily helping of hype ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Barely twenty-four hours have passed since a bunch of promotional artwork appeared online and Comic Book Movie has unearthed the new international poster for the sci-fi sequel, spotlighting the Dark Side in all of its menacing glory.
Fresh off their Empire shoot, the one-sheet is headlined by the film’s villainous trifecta: Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma and Domhnall Gleeson as the pensive, power-mongering General Hux. Sporting the by-now infamous cross-guard Lightsaber, Kylo Ren leads a vast army of Stormtroopers, Imperial soldiers and, if you squint real hard, scores of Tie Fighters, too.
More News From The Web
In essence, this is the First Order in all of their mighty glory. Director J.J. Abrams has merely »
- Michael Briers
Deathgasm. That name conjures up a myriad of things in your mind. A myriad of things that Deathgasm probably contains in its short, but packed, 90 minutes running time. From death by dildo, decapitations, eviscerations, disembowelment, dismemberment and more. And metal. Lots and lots of heavy metal. Old-school metal, death metal, black metal; but definitely Not any hair metal!
The movie tells the story of Brodie, a metal-loving kid sent to live with his bible-bashing relatives who is an outcast at home And at school. When he meets a kindred spirit in Zakk at the local record shop, they decide – along with Brodie only two schoolfriends – to start their own band, the titular Deathgasm (they rejected the name Intestinal Bungee Jump). Soon the duo’s resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to »
- Phil Wheat
★★★★☆ With What We Do in the Shadows, Housebound and now Deathgasm (2015), New Zealand is fast becoming the go-to place for crowd-pleasing horror comedies. Jason Lei Howden's directorial debut is primed for unalloyed genre thrills, making you laugh until your sides hurt and subverting the rom-zom-com format. If fears going in hinged on the suspicion that Deathgasm was an attention-grabbing title and nothing much else, worries dissipate soon enough, as a laugh-out-loud banquet of blood, made in the spirit of Evil Dead II (1988) and Peter Jackson's Braindead (1992), plays out on the screen. Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is a heavy metal fan spinning the black circle for Satan.
- CineVue UK
For fans of 1972’s “Match of the Century,” the film is everything you’re hoping for. Zwick’s movie is flawless right down to the re-enactment of the 1971 interview with Dick Cavett.
Bobby Fischer first makes waves in the elite world of chess as a 6-year-old whiz-kid from Brooklyn famous for his laser-like concentration and ability to dominate all challengers. By his teens, the boy wonder has gone from chess savant to international grandmaster, but his meteoric rise is punctuated by unpredictable personal behavior and escalating demands that raise hackles in the conservative chess establishment.
- Michelle McCue
As far as the cinema scene is concerned, The Lord of the Rings trilogy essentially put the fantasy genre back on the map. After years and years of uninspired, awkward fantasy pictures filled with tired cliches and naff renderings of mystical lands, strange creatures and magic that just plainly didn’t gel, New Zealand director Peter Jackson made fantasy cool again with his outright epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most famous series of novels.
Jackson’s approach was, essentially, to bring Tolkien’s books to life as something akin to a more realistic, hack and slash-styled action movie franchise; less “fantastical” and a whole lot grittier (with a violent edge to match). This turned out to be something of an overall masterstroke, of course – people were blown away when the first flick, The Fellowship of the Ring, hit theatres back in 2001 – the »
- Sam Hill
While many great sketches and shorts made it to air during the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, for fans of both The Office and The Hobbit, perhaps none were quite as funny or memorable as The Office: Middle Earth, otherwise known as Hobbit Office. Now, bonus footage from the sketch has been released on the SNL YouTube channel. Watch it below…
Martin Freeman was hosting the long-running comedy show in December 2014 to promote The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third and final Peter Jackson Hobbit film, when Hobbit Office originally made its debut. The actor of course played Tim on the original UK version of The Office.
- Justin Cook
Taylor Swift is one brutal landlord! We kid, we kid. But the "Wildest Dreams" crooner did have Sir Ian McKellan evicted from an apartment in New York! The Lord of the Rings star was staying in the director's apartment when T.Swift purchased it and had him removed. "When I was living in Peter Jackson's apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave!" he said in an interview with Gay Star News. "That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift's team, does it?" No, it doesn't seem McKellan has made the cut into Swift's squad, which includes Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and many, many more. But it doesn't seem there »
The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme
You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.
The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.
The Festival will screen a »
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Berkley, Dabiel Cresswell
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Synopsis: A recently formed band, Deathgasm, come across sheet music that offers the user the Ultimate Power, but also summons evil.
New Zealand once again lay claim to the horror comedy franchise with Deathgasm, a celebration of all things metal, demonic, and Peter Jackson inspired low budget gruesomeness. First time director Jason Lei Howden has already worked on some of the world’s biggest films in the visual effects departments, but here he shows a great aptitude for developing characters, comedic timing, and exciting sequences.
Brodie (Cawthorne) has just been relocated to a small backwater town after his crack addict mother attempts to perform oral sex on a mall Santa, thus leaving her sectioned. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The Spierig brothers’ self-financed debut film was filled with severed limbs, cut-price but surprisingly sophisticated special effects and lashings of humour
Many prominent film-makers have cut their teeth making low–budget horror movies. Undoubtedly, the ability to create elaborate visual environments using scant resources is appealing to producers and financiers. Big hitters including Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi and James Cameron kicked off their careers with splatstick flicks – involving aliens, demons and killer fish respectively – as did the German-born Australian film-makers Michael and Peter Spierig.
The Spierig brothers’ 2003 debut Undead was a hands-on affair; they shared duties in writing, directing, producing, editing and visual effects. Their self-financed budget totalled about $1m: an astonishingly small amount given the visually high-end result, on a par with the sophistication of many more expensive movies that come out of the Hollywood studio system.
Continue reading »
- Luke Buckmaster
The first two movies in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy (An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation Of Smaug) have been available in their extended forms for a while now, but the upcoming release of the longer version of the third and final installment – The Battle Of The Five Armies – has come with a bit more fanfare that the others; because it’s been rated R! Why exactly is unclear, but we’d assume it’s for some extra violence in the various battle scenes and not bad language or nudity.
More News From The Web
All three extended cuts are getting a theatrical re-release in October, and this trailer for the Fathom Events screening contains a few shots from the additional material in the final film. There’s nothing R-rated in the footage, but we do get to see a bit more of Beorn the Skinchanger laying waste to »
- Mark Cassidy
Forget your $250 million budgets and A-list megastars, sometimes all you need to make a good film is a bit of creative thinking and passion for your characters (intellectual property rights optional).
With feature-length fan film Star Trek: Renegades setting fandom abuzz, here's a host of unauthorised movies that put Hollywood to shame.
1. Batman battles Predator
Back in the Dark Knight's movie wilderness years (thanks for that, George Clooney!), short Batman: Dead End made waves online thanks to a mega-twist that saw the Caped Crusader in a rain-soaked showdown against a Predator. If it bleeds, Batman can kill it.
2. A Judge gets back in the saddle
A tepid box office showing from 2012's Dredd means a sequel is probably never going to happen. However, hardcore fans had their thirst quenched by the moody Judge Minty, about an ageing Mega City One Judge striding through the Cursed Earth. Think of this as »
Turbo Kid, 2015
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.
To paraphrase the producer of the movie, Turbo Kid is a fake movie from the 1980s made in 2015 and set in a post-apocalyptic 1997. Simply put, this is your new favourite cult film. It takes all the best elements of Mad Mad, BMX Bandits and Braindead for an 80s style gorefest that packs a major punch, but also a lot of heart.
- Luke Owen
The extended cut of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has been rated R in the Us...
Ahead of the release of the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies on disc and digital download later this year, Fathom Events in the Us is arranging for the entire extended take on The Hobbit trilogy to screen over three nights. Thus far, this is in Us cinemas only, and we’ll certainly keep you posted if someone decides to do the same in the UK.
For now, though, Fathom has released a trailer to tease the upcoming cinematic release of Peter Jackson’s extended Hobbit trilogy. And you can see that below these very words…
Interestingly, the extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies has been rated R in the Us. That’s something of a surprise, considering that The Hobbit »
The extended edition versions of all the films in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy are set to hit cinemas for one night only screenings on October 5th, 7th and 13th respectively.
Today, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have released a trailer for the event which you can watch below and which includes new footage from 'The Battle of the Five Armies' not yet seen.
The Blu-Ray and DVD version of the extended edition of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" hits shelves on November 17th.
- Garth Franklin
Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of The Hobbit Trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Monday, October 5; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Wednesday, October 7; and The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies on Tuesday, October 13. Each of the features will play at 7:30 p.m. local time. This is the first time that the extended editions have been shown in movie theaters, including the never-before-seen extended edition of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies. In addition to the events, there will be a special on-screen introduction from the Trilogy's director, co-screenwriter and producer Peter Jackson. To celebrate this announcement, Warner Bros. Online has released a new trailer for this three-night theatrical event that any fan of The Hobbit trilogy shouldn't miss.
We reported yesterday that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »
In case you felt "The Hobbit" films weren't long enough (each clocked in around three hours), the extended editions of the three movies are coming soon to theaters.
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures Wednesday released a trailer for the extended editions, which arrive in theaters for a one-night only engagement in October. Watch the trailer below:
Each film will include a special introduction from director Peter Jackson. And here are the dates for when you can go back to Middle-earth:
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" - Monday, October 5
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" - Wednesday, October 7
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" - Tuesday, October 13
Note that 20 minutes of additional footage means that the "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition" will be rated R. (Even more orc beheadings!) And "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition" includes "fleeting nudity." (Fleeting Nudity is »
- Sharon Knolle
Earlier this month, we learned Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy would be returning to theaters in October, but it would be the extended edition of each film on the big screen this time, marking the first time the longer editions of the film have played in theaters. However, official details on the screenings were still […]
The post Watch the Trailer for ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Extended Edition, Hitting Theaters in October appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Excitement for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is building – and fast. With little under four months to go until the release of J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi sequel, Disney is beginning to map out release plans in order to ensure that the film enjoys the biggest launch possible. One such strategy will involve its run in IMAX theaters. Despite only containing one single sequence in the big-screen format, the House of Mouse has today confirmed that The Force Awakens will be broadcast in IMAX theaters for an entire month.
Sure, it’s not unprecedented – Warner Bros. secured a similar deal for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy – but it is still remarkable. According to The Hollywood Reporter, such a tactic will mean that The Force Awakens will be screened in 375 to 400 IMAX screens across the States and a further 400 more internationally, benefitting from the premium ticket prices in the process.
- Michael Briers
1-20 of 434 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners