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If last month.s trailer is any indication, The Avengers: Age of Ultron is shaping up to be one of the most visually impressive movies of 2015. The film has already broken a record for most VFX shots in a Marvel Studios movie, totaling over 3,000. However, what if Age of Ultron didn.t have the financial backing of Marvel Studios and Disney? What would Avengers 2 look like as a result? Look no further than YouTube for the answer in this clever, low-budget fan-made trailer. As you can tell from the abundance of cardboard props, cheap costumes and action figures, the The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer released last month has been sweded. Originating from the Jack Black film Be Kind Rewind, this term apples to when someone recreates a condensed version of a blockbuster film using a camcorder and the smallest budget possible. Since the original trailer wasn.t that long, »
Josh Hutcherson helped bring in over $123 million this weekend with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. And at 5'7", he joins a distinct group of leading men who may loom huge on screen but, in person, aren't quite as tall as you might imagine. We're breaking down Hollywood's "short list," from tallest to shortest.
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Josh's Hunger Games co-stars may significantly tower over him but he's certainly not alone in the fight--Hollywood A-listers Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise are also 5'7". And even though the biggest action stars of all time is on the shorter side, he has previously wed glamazon women like Nicole Kidman (5'11") and Katie Holmes (5'9").
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If you’re like me and grew up with the Goosebumps series, you might be a little excited for the upcoming feature film. Call it nostalgia if you want, those books were awesome and the movie surprisingly sounds like a solid idea for a quasi-adaptation. The movie stars Jack Black as real-life Goosebumps author R.L. Stine who’s monster characters make their way out into the real world and crazy stuff goes down. Or in other words: Upset about moving from a big city to a »
- Graham McMorrow
The first ever big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series is heading into cinemas in August next year and following some official images of the movie, we now have our first look at the cast of monsters that will be frightening audiences around the world.
Check out the images below:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, »
- Luke Owen
If you were a fear-seeking child of the '90s, you probably remember being huddled around the TV screen waiting to be terrified by the villains of Goosebumps. Along with a ton of other nostalgic movies and TV shows, the franchise is being rebooted for the big screen, and a whole new crop of scary pictures has arrived. Jack Black is starring in the adaptation, but the real stars are the creeps. Take a look at the dummy from your nightmares, plus a haunted scarecrow, a cranky pirate, a horrific clown, and more. »
Whether it was through R.L. Stine’s popular and indeed extensive horror book series or via the camp television show of the same name, it’s almost inevitable that you experienced Goosebumps in some shape or form throughout the course of the 90s. Now, almost 22 years after the first novel hit the shelves, Sony is working on introducing the franchise to a modern day audience through a live-action film, and today we got our first look at some of the ghostly ghouls and malevolent clowns that will be making up the film’s roster of monsters.
The images, which you can feast your eyes on in the gallery below, include a colorful collection of baddies, and are exactly the brand of monsters that no doubt haunted your nightmares in your younger years — demonic clowns and reanimated mummies, to name but a few. And while we’re still a ways away »
- Michael Briers
In Goosebumps, apparently arriving in theaters in 2016 now, Jack Black plays a semi-fictionalized version of R.L. Stine, but now you can check out the new film's assorted monster designs in these new images. They're meme-ready marketing materials, so they're not stills from the film itself. Rather, this almost feels like the marketing department beating the toy license holders to the punch when it comes to these reveals, and wisely controlling their brand in the process. Hit the jump to check out the Goosebumps images. The film also stars Odeya Rush, Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, Dylan Minette, and Ryan Lee. It was scheduled to hit screens on August 17th, 2015, but the official site now says 2016. Stay tuned for an updated release date. These images come courtesy of the film's official create a meme campaign. [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="373121,373122,373123,373124,373125,373126,373127,373128,373129,373130,373131"] Here's the official synopsis for Goosebumps: Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, »
- Evan Dickson
Columbia Pictures has released a set of character promo photos featuring the monsters that will be highlighted in the upcoming Goosebumps movie. These were released as part of a Create a Meme contest that they are holding. I enjoyed the book series and the 1990s TV series, so I'm really hoping that this turns out to be a fun movie.
In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. »
- Joey Paur
Sony Pictures and Goosebumps have launched a new Create a Meme contest for the upcoming adaptation, which includes new images of the film's various creatures.
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, »
If you were a kid in the ’90s, there’s a very good chance you were really into R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps at some point. Now Sony is hoping to reintroduce the franchise to a whole new generation with its Goosebumps movie, starring Jack Black as R.L. Stine himself. We’ve already gotten to know some of the […]
The post ‘Goosebumps’ Monsters Revealed in New Images appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Generations of horror hounds were ushered into the genre via R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books. Siting atop the shelves of libraries around the world with their vibrantly colored spines just waiting to be grabbed by young readers, the influential series is being brought to the big screen by Columbia Pictures next summer, and a meme maker for the upcoming feature reveals familiar faces from the page that will create scares onscreen.
The Goosebumps meme maker is now available for fans to use. The online workshop allows users to take official images from the film and write original captions to display in memes. Many of the images show monsters from the film that fans will recognize from several Goosebumps series. We knew that Slappy the Dummy, a recurring core villain from the series, will be featured in the film, but as the movie’s official images below show, the tiny terror »
- Derek Anderson
When you make movies about people, an eye for casting becomes an auteurist stamp. Richard Linklater knows his characters so well — their personalities, their movements, their sounds — that by the time he inserts actors into each part, the choices feel like absolutes. Take the "Before" series. It’s a war crime to fantasy cast alternatives for Celine and Jesse. Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke are too perfect. Just try. Nope. Not the same movie. Can’t do it. Impossible. In a testament to Linklater’s knack for spotting talent, the Casting Society of America will present two-time Academy Award-nominee with their Career Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Artios Awards. “Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless. With Boyhood, he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot. It demonstrates »
- Matt Patches
Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen River, Winter’s Bone, Blue Valentine, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »
- Eric Lavallee
The date of the picture is likely going to change, but no new release date has been set by DreamWorks Animation, sources tell Deadline. The Jeffrey Katzenberg-led toon studio currently has B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations – which features voice work by Matt Bomer, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Rashida Jones, Seth Rogen and Octavia Spencer — set for June 5. The potential shift is in line with comments Katzenberg made on a recent earnings call during which he talked about evaluating the release date of each new film individually.
As it stands, Dwa has a pair of pics cemented on its 2015 schedule: Home, topped by Jim Parson, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, which is due March 27, and the tentpole threequel Kung Fu Panda 3 with Jack Black and the gang.
The B.O.O. bump comes just as merger talks between Dwa and Hasbro have ended and a week-plus before the November 26 opening »
- Dominic Patten
Films gods be damned. After guesstimating its eventual arrival on the film fest circuit and tracking it since it first went into production back in 2012, I’m inclined to think that the shot in state of Washington production either hit a rough patch, needed a longer production schedule due to seasonal shifts in backdrops or, my latest theory: Robinson Devor concurrently worked on not one, but two projects: the other being Pow Wow, his latest documentary project. Devor began editing the film at the start of the year and as part of Park City fabric in the naughts with successive releases of The Woman Chaser (2000), Police Beat (2005) and Zoo (2007) – we may see the filmmaker double up his presence with You Can’t Win finally cutting the finish line ribbon. Cast includes Jeremy Allen White, Charles Baker, Julia Garner, Will Patton, Hannah Marks and Louisa Krause (look out for her perf »
- Eric Lavallee
In Goosebumps, arriving in theaters next summer, Jack Black plays a semi-fictionalized version of R.L. Stine, prolific author of the Beloved Goosebumps book series. But fans can talk to the real Stine by participating in Sony's Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest - a video chat with him is just one of the many prizes on the block for participants. Fans are encouraged to share cool content, test their Goosebumps knowledge in quizzes, watch spooky videos, create funny memes, submit fan art, and complete other fun challenges! By completing challenges and sharing Goosebumps news on social media, fans can climb the leaderboard and win prizes! The current contest’s First Place Prize is a Video Call with famed Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and Second Place Prize is a complete Goosebumps book collection. Hit the jump for more on the contest. The film also stars Odeya Rush, Jillian Bell, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino, »
- Evan Dickson
We asked Den Of Geek’s writers to recommend brilliant comedy shows that deserve to have more of a fuss made about them. Here they are...
Banging a drum about stuff we love is more or less our remit on Den Of Geek - hence what many readers have started referring to as the ‘inexplicably regular' appearance of Statham, squirrels and Harold Bishop from Neighbours on these pages.
To that end then, we asked our writers which comedy shows (past and present, UK or otherwise, on TV, radio, or online…) deserved more praise, and here are the ones they chose. You might already like them too, or you might discover something new to dig out and enjoy. That’s the fun of it.
Please note that this list isn’t ranked in any order, nor is it exhaustive. It’s compiled from the opinions of a group of different people, »
To build excitement for the release of the motion picture Goosebumps, Sony Rewards has launched the Goosebumps Movie Fan Contest, where fans can share cool content, test their Goosebumps knowledge in quizzes, watch spooky videos, create funny memes, submit fan art, and complete other fun challenges!
By completing challenges and sharing Goosebumps news on social media, fans can climb the leaderboard and win prizes! The current contest’s First Place Prize is a Video Call with famed Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and Second Place Prize is a complete Goosebumps book collection.
Fans who keep sharing content regularly over the course of the full campaign have the opportunity to win other amazing prizes in the future which may include: a Video Call with Jack Black, a Goosebumps Creature Makeover, signed memorabilia, authentic props from the movie and more.
To find out more information, enter the contest and read the official rules, »
- Michelle McCue
The Friends of Cinefamily Weekend
presents Truth And Soul Inc.,
a celebration of the films of Robert Downey Sr.
For Immediate Release, Los Angeles, November 12, 2014 - The Friends Of Cinefamily announced today that it will present a weekend celebration of the films of legendary filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. on December 5th - 8th. This inaugural fundraiser event for The Cinefamily, presented by the newly formed Friends Of Cinefamily, will include never before seen rarities, new prints, special appearances, and newly restored versions of his most acclaimed films.
Events include a career spanning conversation between father and son, Robert Downey Sr. and Robert Downey Jr. with a 35mm restoration screening of his breakthrough underground hit, Chafed Elbows; an intimate Q&A with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and screening of a new 35mm print of Greaser's Palace that will include a cast & crew reunion and tribute to the music of Robert Downey Sr., »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
They might suck at the moment, but Jack Black refuses to turn his back on the L.A. Lakers. Black was out in L.A. last night when he was asked if he would ever consider buying a sports team -- or at least part of one ... a la Usher (Cleveland Cavs) or Justin Timberlake (Memphis Grizzlies). Jack, being the huge Purple and Gold fan that he is, picked the Lakers ... but noted he could »
- TMZ Staff
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