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We're back with a special horror/sci-fi round-up that takes a look at key casting updates for the holiday horror film Krampus and Disney Xd's Star Wars Rebels, as Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette (The Way Way Back), and David Koechner (Cheap Thrills), and Stefania Owen (The Carrie Diaries) have joined the former, while Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Crazy Ones) has signed on to lend her voice to the second season of the latter.
Star Wars Rebels: Sarah Michelle Gellar will voice a recurring character on the second season of Disney Xd's Star Wars Rebels. The series' first season finale aired last night. For those not familiar with the show, we have its official synopsis, as well as the press release with full details on Gellar's hiring and a tease of what's to come in the sophomore season (press release and image below »
- Derek Anderson
Long-gestating horror comedy, Krampus comes from the genius who brought us Trick ‘r Treat – Michael Dougherty. After a slump in development, The Wrap and THR now report that the movie has recruited a few new cast members who may suffer a fate worse than death… a Christmas-themed death!
The outlets both reveal that Toni Collette, Adam Scott – hot off his stint on NBC’s Parks And Recreation - and Anchorman‘s David Koechner have all signed on. The trio join The Carrie Diaries‘ Stefania Owen, Fargo‘s Alison Tolman and Chef‘s Emjay Anthony, who round out the confirmed cast.
Much like Treat ‘r Treat explored the wickedness of Halloween, Krampus will revolve around the perils of another holiday. This time Christmas looks set for buckets of blood, as the Krampus – a pagan demon who punishes wicked children – is comin’ to town. Forget writing a list to St. Nick. If you’ve been naughty, »
- Gem Seddon
Last year, I wrote a pair of pieces looking at the folks in Hollywood who were due for their first Oscar nominations or the their first wins. At the most recent Academy Award ceremony, two of those names got moved off of the list, so I wanted to take a look back and see who’s still on those lists and what they might have coming for us this year. I’ll update the lists with some new people next month, but for now…let’s go look at if the Oscars gave us some long overdue citations. If you were paying attention, you definitely noticed two of them. As a quick refresher for you all, here are the ten names that I had down as overdue for their first nods from the Academy: 10. Channing Tatum 9. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 8. Kevin Smith 7. Jennifer Jason Leigh 6. Jeff Daniels 5. Hoyte Van Hoytema 4. Steve Carell »
- Joey Magidson
Kevin Garnett didn't get an employee discount when he bought 1,000 tickets to give away to fans for tonight's Timberwolves game ... dropping more than $20k of his own money, TMZ Sports has learned. After fans came out in force to attend Kg's first game back in Minn. last week, the NBA legend decided to give back ... by hooking up 500 fans with a pair of tix for tonight's game. Smelled like a team-engineered publicity stunt ... but the V. »
- TMZ Staff
At first the description for Boston based filmmaker Crosby Tatum's feature film in the works Confused…by Love” may not sound all that special from other similar urban rom-coms. When asked what is film is about Tatum says is “struck in a Woody Allen/Kevin Smith vein that deals with matters of infidelity, financial responsibility in a post-recession world, and marital woes among a tight-budgeted couple”. However what makes it more unique than other films is that this film also deals with the subject of homelessness and actually inspired by a real event in the filmmaker’s life when he and his mother were “both homeless and living from house to house, after forfeiting their »
Nimoy's wife confirmed today (February 27) that the actor had passed away after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Shatner referred to his brotherly bond with his co-star of more than 45 years after Nimoy's death was publicly announced.
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humour, his talent, and his capacity to love," Shatner tweeted.
Takei, who played Sulu in Star Trek, referenced Mr Spock's iconic catchphrase in his own Facebook tribute.
"Leonard Nimoy truly did live long and prosper," Takei wrote. "To celebrate his life and work, this video shares some of his best moments as the character we all took into our hearts."
Post by George Takei.
Also honouring the science fiction icon was Quinto, who played an alternate universe version of Spock opposite »
As always seems to be the case immediately after the Oscars, a lot of chatter has turned to who should be the next host of the show following Neil Patrick Harris’ turn on Sunday. Honestly, the Academy Awards doesn’t actually need a host, but since they’re committed to the idea, it makes sense to really shoot for the moon next time out. I’ve never disliked any of the hosts (yes, I even found James Franco and Anne Hathaway to be fine), but I’ve also never really been over the moon for any of them. As such, I didn’t have to think too much in order to find a bunch of worthy names that I wish the Academy would consider. Below you’ll see ten of them, but trust me…there are plenty more than just these men and women. Here are the ten individuals that »
- Joey Magidson
Writer/director Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino came up around the same time, with both Smith releasing Clerks and Tarantino releasing Pulp Fiction, thanks to the help of a little-known man (at that time) named Harvey Weinstein. While the two filmmakers have since gone in entirely different directions as far as their careers go, they both made defining films right out of the gates and subsequently became buddies along the way. Years later, when Smith made Clerks II in 2006, he decided to screen the film for his buddies Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to gather some feedback, prior its release. What did his good friends have to say about his resulting film? Mostly good things. Tarantino, as animated and passionate as ever, wasted no time getting the conversation started by telling Smith where he felt his comedy sequel really got its wheels going. Smith, nervous and even arguably a bit insecure, »
Sometimes, the Oscars have a tendency of giving out awards to actors who are seen to have paid their dues, perhaps not for the best performance of that year or even for the particular actor's own best performance, but to recognise past work. Michael Keaton is not the most likely of these, but this could be why some speculated that he was an early favourite for this year's Best Actor award, for his performance in Birdman.
The later frontrunner Eddie Redmayne rightfully and very graciously wound up taking it home for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, though Birdman went on to take home the main prize for Best Picture and a number of other major awards.
It would hardly have been a major upset if »
The other afternoon, whilst sipping on a cool beverage and shooting the breeze with a comic book making cohort, I stumbled upon a most interesting What If scenario. You see, this pal of mine loathes Kevin Smith (of Jay and Silent Bob, and a dozen other ventures). Knowing this, I pressed:
“What would you do if Kevin Smith got a hold of your [Amazing Indie Book I’ve Plugged Before], and decided he just had to turn it into a film. Would you make a deal with him?”
A little bit of hemming and hawing later, the answer was a resounding yes – pending a considerable amount of money was put on the table, as well as some subsidiary rights. It ultimately got me to question myself: Would I put aside my integrity as an artist if it meant a more lucrative life? Well, as much as I’d love to be able to side with the staving artists of the world, »
- Marc Alan Fishman
“Batman v Superman” director Zack Snyder set the internet ablaze on Thursday night after revealing Jason Momoa in full Aquaman costume on Twitter. From Hollywood filmmakers to average Joes and Janes, everyone reacted big to the superhero’s new look. “You took Aquaman from guppy to great white! This sea makes me wet,” wrote Kevin Smith, “Cop Out” director and comic book superfan. See Photos: 10 Superhero Sequels That Soared – or Sank – at the Box Office Many supported what they felt was a bold choice in casting the non-white actor Momoa to play Arthur Curry, aka DC Comics’ Aquaman. “According to the new picture of Aquaman, »
- Travis Reilly
1994 saw two groundbreaking movies arrive: Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" and Kevin Smith's "Clerks." The films couldn't be more different — one was a star-studded, sprawling crime flick, while the other was a small comedy made on credit cards and starred a bunch of nobodies. Still, they both had a couple of things in common: a unique voice and the support of Harvey Weinstein. It's no surprise that Smith and Tarantino crossed paths, and become buds, but you might not know they've kept in touch in the years since. A dozen years after the original, Smith returned with "Clerks II," and understandably the director felt some pressure. So he screened the movie for his pals Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to get some advice. The result was captured on camera and became a DVD extra (with Reddit digging it up recently). It's an interesting watch, not necessarily for what's discussed, but »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The competition between nerds is now in its third season, and you should be tuning in every Friday. Why? Super-nerdy and fun challenges A giant game of Angry Birds. A giant game of Battleship. A giant Rubik's Cube. Quidditch, complete with flying. Robots playing dodge ball. A real-life version of Tron. Nerf guns shooting down drones. Lots of quizzes on nerd-ish trivia. The show's challenges--two each episode, one team challenge and one individual challenge--play on nostalgia and pop culture. They always have a sense of humor, and they're also visually interesting, fair competitions that rival those on bigger shows. Great hosts having fun "King of the Nerds" offers a big portion of wackiness and ridiculousness with a side of self-deprecation, and it's all served on a bed of a serious competition. Hosts and executive producers Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine, who starred in "Revenge of the Nerds," set that tone. »
- Andy Dehnart
Who is voicing Gamora and Yondu in the animated Guardians of the Galaxy series? Does Matthew Vaughn agree with the Kingsman: The Secret Service controversy? Which character is Jay Hernandez playing in Suicide Squad? Will Quicksilver be back in X-Men Apocalypse? Did Kevin Smith enjoy The Marvel Experience? Did someone 3D print their own Ant-Man […]
The post Superhero Bits: Suicide Squad, Ant-Man, Kingsman, Gotham, Captain Marvel, Agent Carter appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
The Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For:
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Interesting Fact: Owns and operates the Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield, Massachusetts where he has a summer home.
Previously Best Known For:
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2013- as Richie Dimaso in American Hustle
Nomination - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2012 - as Pat in Silver Linings Playbook
Interesting Fact: Had to miss his graduation commencement at Georgetown University because he was filming Wet Hot American Summer.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Kevin Hart is the newest addition to the Wild West Comedy Festival’s stellar lineup which already includes Cristela Alonzo, Eric Andre, Doug Benson, Lewis Black, Broad City star and comedian Hannibal Buress (pictured below), Frank Caliendo, Jeff Garlin, Anjelah Johnson, Nick Kroll & John Mulaney, Joel McHale, Tig Notaro, Jeanne Robertson and Rory Scovel.Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will bring their popular podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old and the hit public radio show Wits, with host John Moe, will record live. More names and show details to be announced in the coming weeks.Hart is white hot these days, […] »
- April Neale
Walt Becker is directing the live-action/animated hybrid pic. Plot details of film, which followed the continued adventures of the famed singing chipmunk trio, are unknown at this time.
Ross Bagdasarian and Janice Marmen are producing; Karen Rosenfeld exec produces. The pic bows Dec. 23, 2015.
The previous three pics have been big hits for Fox 2000, grossing more than $1 billion worldwide, and hopes are similar for the fourth edition in the franchise.
Following “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” Hale voices a role »
- Justin Kroll
Back at Tribeca 2014, a quirky Irish short film featuring a man obsessed with winning the scratch off lottery made our best of the festival list. Daniel called it, “somewhere between Clerks and the dark comedies of Martin McDonagh,” and there’s really no better description than that. Obviously the gas station setting is a big cultural cue for those of us who fell in love with Kevin Smith’s black and white, existentially angsty indie, but instead of crass set ups and attitudes, Scratch features a dry comedy laced into an absurd story. The two leads are still lovable slackers with romantic issues, but now they’re facing a shotgun that might be fake, a lottery ticket that might be a winner and a robber that they probably know. Small towns make bandit masks meaningless. All of it flows with a nice sitcom sensibility that allows something that might normally be played for trauma with a shrug »
- Scott Beggs
Kevin Smith will orbit the Marvel universe this month, as the multi-hyphenate has been booked for “The Marvel Experience: World’s First Hyper Reality Tour,” a major fan event kicking off in California. Smith, who has written for Marvel comic series like “Daredevil” in addition to directing films like “Chasing Amy,” will play the voice of villain M.O.D.O.K. when the attraction runs Feb. 7-22 in San Diego. The announcement came with a promo video that sees Smith playing a dozing security guard, awoken by Thor’s hammer and Captain America’s shield. “Ever since I was »
- Matt Donnelly
The halls are starting to hum softly here in Berlin as the European Film Market swings into gear. The first deals were announced yesterday before the event officially opened, with The Weinstein Co notably boarding Im Global’s The Man Who Made It Snow. This morning, FilmNation unveiled a series of offshore output deals for titles from Open Road, which will kick off with the Jamie Foxx/Michelle Monaghan-starrer Sleepless Nights.
Though it’s not likely to be a frenzy, and with currency concerns in the market internationally, Berlin should see more action in the coming days. Distributors are looking for product for 2016 and beyond, and some memorable buys have emerged here in recent years. In 2014, The Weinstein Company made a record-setting $7M deal for The Imitation Game which has now made about $140M worldwide and has an armful of Oscar nominations to boot.
Much of the pre-buy buzz »
- Nancy Tartaglione
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