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"Imba Means Sing"
This heartwarming documentary follows the journey of 20 Ugandan children in the African Children's Choir who spent 500 days on tour singing their way to better lives. The doc debuts globally On Demand on December 4, with 100 percent of the filmmaker profits going back to the choir.
The foul-mouthed teddy bear is back! In this sequel, Ted marries his girlfriend, then they hit a snag with the birth of their child, since the law sees Ted as property, not a person. Cue Amanda Seyfried and Morgan Freeman as attorneys getting all "Legally Blonde" for Ted's cause. Mark Wahlberg returns as John, »
- Gina Carbone
London. December 12th 2015. A very special Christmas party. All raising money for Medicinema. You coming?
Right then! Regular readers may have noticed us banging the drum a little bit for one of the finest family movies of recent years, Bill. Please be assured, we are still banging.
On Saturday 12th December 2015, at 4pm, we are staging the Den Of Geek And Bill Christmas Party (with block caps and bold, no less). And we're doing it to raise money for Medicinema. Thus, if you want to get on the guestlist, we're asking for donations of around £20-25 per adult, £15 per child. Ideally more. We profit not one penny (or any more than that) from the event. This is not our back way of funding our Christmas cards.
What do you get? Glad you asked...
* You get to see Bill, a film that Den Of Geek called "one of »
Dara O Briain chats to us about tough gigs, writing books, touring, and comedy...
Dara O Briain's latest stand-up show, Crowd Tickler, makes it onto DVD this week, having already enjoyed a digital release. It's an excellent show, and a week or two back - just as the UK leg of his tour was drawing to a close - we got the chance to speak with the man himself about it. Here's how it went...
I caught a really good Ed Byrne gig the other week. And what impressed me about it most is that it's a long time since I've seen a comedian have to battle uphill for a good hour and a half against as dead a crowd as I've seen in a long time.
Yeah. A Tuesday night in a place you have to drive to. Not a very giving crowd.
For over 250 episodes, Michael Dorn played the iconic role of Worf on Star Trek The Next Generation and its spin-off, Deep Space 9. Now he’s reprised the role – sort of – for Ted 2, which is released on Blu-Ray and DVD today. We used this opportunity to talk to the man himself to get the story behind his cameo, as well as an update on his current projects.
So, let’s start with the main event. How did you get involved in Ted 2?
Seth Macfarlane and I met when we doing Family Guy. He had the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast on the show and I met him then, and then we talked after that - just briefly - because he was interested in doing Blunt Talk with Patrick Stewart. »
Melissa McCarthy has always been capable of raising a chuckle, but since teaming up with Jason Statham in Spy she has earned newfound levels of respect. Her next project is The Boss, and a trailer has just landed for the movie.
In The Boss, McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell - the richest woman in America. That is, until she gets caught for insider trading and is forced to live a more humble life. Before long, she's trying to start a new business empire utilising the selling skills of some local Girl Guides. Here's the trailer...
Ben Falcone - who made his directorial debut with Tammy - has called the shots on this one. He worked with McCarthy and Steve Mallory on the script. Peter Dinklage and Kristen Bell are among the supporting cast. »
It's a love story times two! Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris managed to be in the same town Tuesday night allowing the Hollywood couple to enjoy dinner together. Instead of opting for a table for two, however, this pair appeared to have welcomed another famous couple into the mix. Photographers spotted Swift exiting the Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills Tuesday night wearing black skinny jeans and a leather jacket. Just minutes later, supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and boyfriend Jason Statham walked out holding hands. As to where Harris was, he reportedly left from a side entrance. In fact, Swifties spotted the DJ's manager walking out of the restaurant. »
Back in February of 2013, over two months before Fast & Furious 6 would even hit theaters, our own Erik Davis wrote an article titled "Is the Fast & Furious Series Creating Its Own Marvel Universe for Bros?" The actual movie totally confirmed his theory as it simultaneously brought in nearly every character from the franchise's past, introduced Jason Statham's new villain character and also revealed the true chronology of the franchise, retroactively making the...
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Back in February of 2013, over two months before Fast & Furious 6 would even hit theaters, our own Erik Davis wrote an article titled Is the Fast & Furious Series Creating Its Own Marvel Universe for Bros? The actual movie totally confirmed his theory as it simultaneously brought in nearly every character from the franchise's past, introduced Jason Statham's new villain character and also revealed the true chronology of the franchise, retroactively making the third movie (the criminally underrated Tokyo Drift) into a sequel to the sixth movie. Now if there were still any doubt that Fast & Furious already has its own cinematic universe well underway, Vin Diesel has taken things one quarter-mile further by confirming that he and Universal...
- Peter Hall
This interview contains some spoilers for Mockingjay Part 2, though we’ve tried to keep them to a minimum. That said, you may prefer to read this after you've seen the film/read the book.
Even the most devoted fans can’t say they’ve spent quite as much time thinking about The Hunger Games as director Francis Lawrence has. After taking over the franchise from Gary Ross, he’s directed Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1 and Mockingjay Part 2, with each movie released just one year after the last. It’s a massive undertaking, but it’s all about to reach its climax as the final movie hits cinemas and he’s free to take a break.
Although before he can get there, there’s one last hurdle to jump: the dreaded press junkets. »
It's been a little while now since Vin Diesel declared that Fast & Furious 8 would kick off a final trilogy of films to end the series. That'd take us through to Fast & Furious 10, and a boxset that could be described as 'of size'. Diesel is set to start shooting the eighth film with Straight Outta Compton director F Gary Gray imminently.
Yet don't be fooled into thinking that once the credits roll on Fast & Furious 10 that that's that (do we get bonus points for three 'that's in a row?). Quite the contrary. Diesel and the Fast & Furious team are cooking up a series of spin-offs. It's basically going to be the Fast & Furious movie universe.
Chatting to Variety, Diesel confirmed the news, saying that "we've »
At the start of this year, I was intrigued by what looked like a fairly spy-heavy line-up for this year's theatrical releases, and now that we're at the other end of the year, it seems like a good time to look back and see how the year actually played out versus how we thought things might go. One thing that's clear is that there were a ton of spy movies in 2015. If Sony hadn't pushed back the release of "The Brothers Grimsby," it would have been one more, and it makes it obvious why they pushed that film back to next year when you look at just how many spy-themed movies have been released since January. It's an unusual number, and I think it's just one of those flukes of timing. But when you look at all of them stacked up next to one another, it's interesting to see what worked and what didn't, »
- Drew McWeeny
Director Corin Hardy is in a pretty good place right now. His Irish monster movie, The Hallow, is hitting cinemas across the UK this week, and it’s also just been announced that his reboot of The Crow, which looked like it might be cancelled after the studio filed for bankruptcy a couple of months ago, is back on track again. No better time, then, to sit down for a long chat about films and fairytales…
I saw The Hallow a few months ago and loved it – it’s really scary, and it’s got brilliant monsters. Tell me a bit about how you came up with the mythology?
Well, my mission was to try and create a new or a fresh spin on a monster for a horror movie. »
Jennifer Aniston recently posted a heartwarming story about helping a homeless mother, notching up 400,000 likes. There’s only one problem: she didn’t write it
You can find out terrifying, unwanted information about your friends from what they “like” on Facebook. You can see the video of a rabbit humping a dog set to the theme from Baywatch, the “I’m not racist but” post from a totally racist page – and now, sentimental “first-hand” stories from Hollywood A-listers.
Related: Jason Statham: our last action hero (50 million Facebook fans can't be wrong)
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- Benjamin Lee
On the surface, the annual Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Art + Film gala is meant to raise lots of money for the local arts org’s film programs while also providing the city with a world-class glitterati social schmooze that attracts the biggest stars and the major moguls to the Wilshire Boulevard party. You can tick those boxes with the millions raised and the starry crowd feasting on chef Joachim Splichal‘s treats.
Showbiz moguls included Bob Iger, Arnon Milchan, Mike Medavoy, Terry Semel, Bob Daly, Brad Grey, Bob Shaye, Steve Bing, Megan Ellison, Jim Gianopulos and Brian Grazer while the talent side of the aisle included Usher, John Mayer, Chloe Sevigny, Dakota Johnson, Jason Statham, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, event co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio, Julian Sands, Gwyneth Paltrow and Joe Walsh, who performed as a last minute substitute for the strangely absent English crooner Sam Smith. T Bone Burnett noted that Smith’s 5 p. »
- Steven Gaydos
British action star Jason Statham has signed on to star in a new action thriller from writer Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall, Point Break), which is centered around an Ex-Pat Brit in Hong Kong who goes on the run with a high-level female Chinese agent to solve a kidnapping with global implications.
“Jason and I both have been wanting to work with Kurt for a long time,” states producer Steven Chasman. “He has such an incredible vision for this film that this collaboration is particularly exciting for us. The narrative Kurt creates is incredibly rich and while our story is rooted in adventure, it is also very much character driven. We couldn’t be more fortunate to be working with him, as well as our new partners from Road Pictures, Gongming Cai and Julien Favre, who really comprehend the global potential for the film.”
This is a perfect vehicle for »
- Gary Collinson
Melissa McCarthy is routinely described as one of the finest comic actresses around today, though “comic” seems an unnecessary qualifier: her ad libs can be as exquisitely judged as many an accented Meryl Streep line reading. She further proves the point in Spy (Fox, 15), a bouncily silly espionage farce that reunites her with Paul Feig – director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, and a man who repeatedly allows her to draw honest, earthbound characters from inspired lunacy. For all its daft 007 mock posturing, this story of a CIA desk worker – think Miss Moneypenny in comfy slacks – accidentally forced into field agent peril is often most engaging when its star is permitted to play it low-key. Her professional exasperation and wistful pining for Jude Law’s Bond-slick super spy are all too »
- Guy Lodge
Jason Statham is one of the more consistent and prolific action stars working in Hollywood today, with many entries in the genre under his belt. As such, it makes sense that he's now been cast to play the lead in a Hong Kong action movie, written by Kurt Wimmer, which is as yet untitled.
Hong Kong action movies tend to be quite stunt-intensive, with a general inclination to do things practically (though to a lesser extent in recent years). Jason Statham is a very logical choice for this kind of filmmaking, since he has Mixed Martial Arts training, and a lot of action experience, preferring to do as many stunts as possible himself. Obviously, some are going to be too difficult or too dangerous for the star to do them all himself, so he's worked with numerous stuntmen over his career, who he has tremendous respect for.
The Wrap describes »
Ambitious Chinese studio Road Pictures has launched a $50 million production fund that it will use to seed a slate of Hollywood-China co-venture movies.
“The concept behind ‘Us 66’ was to have Chinese and American protagonists who are of equal value,” said Cai Gongming, Road Pictures’ founder. “It will be a real physical and verbal culture clash, predominantly shot in English, except those parts of the story where Chinese is more appropriate.”
Casting of an American-Chinese actor is currently under way.
The story involves the spoiled son of a Chinese billionaire who breaks from a vacation with his father to indulge in a rather wild road trip with the former Navy Seal who is supposed to be his bodyguard.
“Us 66” will be »
- Patrick Frater
Jason Statham, star of Spy, Furious 7 and all-round action stalwart, has agreed to topline Sj Pictures and Road Pictures yet-to-be-titled kidnapping thriller, which will take place primarily in Hong Kong.
Details are thin on the ground regarding The Stath’s latest picture, though we understand that he’ll headline the actioner as a British expatriate living in the Chinese metropolis, who becomes embroiled in a sprawling kidnapping case and opts to make tail and go on the run with a skilled Chinese operative. No word yet on a director to take the reins on the nascent project, though Road Pictures’ Gongming Cai and Julien Favre – attached to produce the picture along with Steve Chasman – are evidently excited to work with a genre expert.
“This is a perfect vehicle for Jason Statham to conquer the Chinese market — he is a true global superstar who has such an authentic connection with audiences around the world, »
- Michael Briers
If you were afraid Jason Statham may not be kicking or punching an excessive amount of people in the future, you can put those fears to rest! This time around he'll be doing so under the guiding hand of Kurt Wimmer. You may remember his kick-ass film debut, Equilibrium, as well as his horrid sophomore effort, Ultraviolet. Wimmer has stuck to writing screenplays since, having penned the Point Break reboot, but... Read More »
- Sean Wist
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