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Everyone knows the walk of shame, but it’s safe to say that most are not nearly as painful and comical as Elizabeth Banks’s in the new trailer for her upcoming comedy Walk of Shame. With the film’s early May release date right around the corner, Focus Features is upping its marketing campaign with a new red band trailer.
I wasn’t too impressed by the tamer trailer that dropped back in January, and though this new preview is certainly raunchier, it still doesn’t have me convinced that Walk of Shame will be anything special, despite its exceptional cast.
Check it out below:
Other than Banks running around in a tight yellow dress, there’s not much going for Walk of Shame so far as I can see. The jokes on display just aren’t that funny, and the most talented individuals in the cast (including Community »
- Isaac Feldberg
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Judi Dench stars as an Irish woman who wants to find the son she gave birth to as a teen sent to live in a convent; Steve Coogan co-stars as the posh journalist who wants to write a story about her journey.
Why We're In: Based on a true story about Philomena Lee's travels to find her long-lost son, this is a sweet drama with moments of levity, thanks to the chemistry between Coogan and Dench.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
What's It About? Ah, yes. Another tale by Lars von Trier about tormented love, sex, and religion! Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson play newlyweds who are forced into some rather extreme circumstances after he's paralyzed while working on an oil rig.
Why We're In: This tragic tale gets the full Criterion treatment, including select »
- Jenni Miller
• Brad Pitt has signed on to produce and possibly star in The Operators, which chronicles the rise and fall of General Stanley McChrystal during his time as commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover) will direct and write the script based on the late Michael Hastings’ book The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Animator and producer Bruce Timm hasn’t worked on a Batman animation since 2004, but this year is the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary, and DC is making sure we know it by offering all kinds of exclusives and events—among them a black and white, classic-style short by Timm himself: Strange Days.
Check out the length of Batman’s ears. Now that’s 1930s.
To see Timm talk about the development of the short, you can watch this DC “All Access” clip:
Timm co-created the Emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series, which is still widely believed to be the hero’s best onscreen representation—and I have to agree. It’s the closest I’ve seen to a real Batman comic-in-motion, movies included (sorry, Christopher Nolan), although that might change if somebody just asked Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo to direct a Batman movie.
Bruce Timm is also scheduled to take »
- Holly Interlandi
After the success of Clerks, Kevin Smith stays on slacker territory for this salty comedy following a day in the lives of two college-age wasters. Having been dumped by their girlfriends (Shannen Doherty and Claire Forlani), Brodie (the debuting Jason Lee) and his buddy Tj (Jeremy London) console themselves with a spot of trash-talking R&R down at the local mall. Babes, comic books, videogames - matters of no importance are thoroughly analysed as the guys work out their next move. »
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is expected to be among the cast of the monster movie, to be released later in 2014.
Justin Long - who leads the cast of the project - revealed in a recent interview that Depp has signed up for a small role, but this has yet to be officially confirmed by Smith.
Depp is expected to play a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates the strange case of a man trapped in a walrus.
Smith had previously said that he intended a major Hollywood star to play the small but pivotal role. »
News Simon Brew 14 Apr 2014 - 07:07
Tusk - which originated from one of Smith's podcasts - is described as a modern day monster movie, and it reunites him with actor Michael Parks, who gave such a memorable turn in Red State. The cast also includes Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Justin Long. And it's Long that's revealed that Johnny Depp is in the movie too.
Chatting to Long Island Newsday, Long revealed the news, and it's assumed that Depp's agreement to appear in the film is what sparked this Tweet off Smith back in September...
He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. »
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Comic relief characters play an important part in film. They can be major characters or minor ones, but their purpose »
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It seems that Kevin Smith has added a little A-list star power to his upcoming low-budget horror flick Tusk, with star Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) revealing that Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) has joined the cast.
According to The Wrap, Depp is “likely playing a French-Canadian inspector who investigates the bizarre case at the centre of the film” – which relates to Long’s character, a podcaster “who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.”
In addition to Long and Red State star Parks, Tusk also features Genesis Rodriquez (The Last Stand) and Haley Joel Osmont (The Sixth Sense), along with Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein. The film is set for release some time this year.
- Gary Collinson
A surprise cast member of Kevin Smith's upcoming "Tusk" has been revealed. Actor Justin Long, speak to Newsday (via The Wrap) brings word that Johnny Depp has a role in the offbeat horror tale. Although unconfirmed, it is being speculated that Depp's role is that of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. "Tusk" follows Wallace, a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. "Tusk" also stars Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment. The modern-day monster movie was also written by Smith. Sam Englebardt, David Greathouse and Shannon McIntosh are producing the film which is expected to land in theaters this fall through A24 and Demarest Films.When his best »
Kevin Smith has always been known to attract an interesting cast of notables in his films. Will Ferrell, Mark Hamill, Michael Parks, George Carlin, and Carrie Fisher are all among the stars that Smith has directed, and if a Justin Long interview with a Long Island outlet is any indication, the following cryptic tweet from Smith himself was confirmation that Johnny Depp (Transcendence) is on board for his latest film (of the moment), Tusk. The following is the tweet, uncovered by The Wrap, that sparked curiosity from Smith's Twitter feed, from back in last September: He's In!!! He's In!!!!!! #WalrusYes (More info when I can share it. Just needed to mark the highlight of my career for future reference...). KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 4, 2013 All of that secrecy was undone by Justin Long being interviewed by a bunch of kids in Long Island. He dropped the bomb when talking about how he »
Kevin Smith has been talking about his new horror film "Tusk" for some time. But since the filmmaker has been losing some of his popularity, most of the news has gone under the radar. But that's about to change. In addition to casting Justin Long and Michael Parks in his movie, Smith was just able to secure Johnny Depp. While very little is known at this time, it's speculated that the actor will play the role of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. "Tusk" follows Wallace (Long), a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses. »
The film, described as a horror, will revolve around a character named Wallace (Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
The news of Depp’s addition to the cast, which is led by Justin Long, surfaced over at NewsDay, who report that Depp may assume the role of Guy Lapointe, a French-Canadian detective. Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment also star.
The film has a released date set for later this year with shooting kicking off soon. Smith directs from his own screenplay.
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- Paul Heath
Long plays a journalist who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
Long let slip the news of Depp's involvement in an interview with Long Island Newsday. Smith previously indicated that he has secured a major movie star for a small but crucial role, but wouldn't say who.
A24, Demarest Films and Depp's representatives haven't commented on the story. »
- Garth Franklin
This is the first we've heard about the actor being cast in director Kevin Smith's movie. The story follows Justin Long's character, a journalist who lands the story of a lifetime when he meets Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer who has a strange penchant for walruses. Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment and Ralph Garman co-star.
Johnny Depp's role has not been confirmed, but The Wrap speculates that he may be playing a French-Canadian inspector named Guy Lapointe, who investigates a strange case involving a man trapped in a walrus costume. Kevin Smith had previously hinted that he wants a major movie star for the role, »
This should definitely perk up some ears. After hearing rumors for months, it looks like it might actually be true - Johnny Depp is appearing in Kevin Smith's new "horror" film Tusk. Depp is apparently playing the role of a detective assigned to the case in the movie, and has a smaller role investigating the incidents, hence why he was cast late and quietly filmed without anyone knowing. This latest casting tidbit comes directly from Justin Long, who also appears in Tusk, in an interview a few weeks ago most recently scooped up by The Wrap. He mentions, at least in their transcript, quite simply: "Johnny Depp is in that one." There we go. I had first heard someone tell me that Johnny Depp was the other casting addition to Tusk back in January. And that Kevin Smith was waiting for time in his schedule to get everything shot »
- Alex Billington
Okay, .Super Mega Star. might be a bit much but most people know who Johnny Depp is. I.d be surprised if I met someone who didn.t. I even know people who are horrible with names who remember Mr. Depp. I just don.t usually ask them what movie they remember him from. Something something Tim Burton. That said, Johnny Depp will be boarding Kevin Smith.s Tusk. The story centers on .a journalist (Justin Long) who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer »
- Niki Stephens
In the second piece of “I bet you weren’t expecting this” news today, it’s being reported that Johnny Depp has a role in Kevin Smith’s upcoming horror film, Tusk. Justin Long is the one who let the cat out of the bag here, stating that the A-list actor will play a supporting character in what’s being described as an “offbeat monster movie.”
While Smith has hinted on Twitter that he bagged a major star for a smaller role in the film, we had no idea that he was referring to Depp. Honestly, I don’t think anyone could have predicted this. That being said, it’s definitely a welcome surprise. The bizarre story here seems like it will fit perfectly into the actor’s wheelhouse, as Tusk will follow a man who has an unhealthy obsession with walruses and tries to create a walrus-human hybrid.
As for who Depp will play, »
- Matt Joseph
Much like I wrote about the actors, actresses, and filmmakers in Hollywood who are overdue to win an Oscar a few weeks ago, there are tons in the industry who are way overdue merely for their first nomination by the Academy. Some of them have gotten close in the past, while others have yet to really sniff that sort of acclaim. They’re both newcomers to the business and old hands, with plenty of in between as well. In my eyes, there are some really overdue ones in particular, and I figured I’d cite some of them here in this article. Narrowing it down to just ten is really difficult, but I wanted to mix and match between different members of the industry and attempt to include some who will have 2014 releases in contention, as you’ll see momentarily… Below you’ll find ten members of the industry who »
- Joey Magidson
Kevin Smith has worked with some pretty big-name actors in his time, and it looks like he’s booked the A-list-iest of them all for his next film Tusk. According to star Justin Long, Johnny Depp has signed on for a supporting character in the offbeat monster movie. Tusk will be Depp’s first movie with Smith, and […]
- Angie Han
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