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Near the end of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Robin Williams talks to Ben Stiller about accepting when it’s time to bid farewell to a loved one. The film is filled with flaccid attempts to pull at our heartstrings, but within the context of Williams’ untimely passing this moment is painfully bittersweet. Unfortunately, the rest of the film’s emotional and comedic moments fall flat as we watch Stiller lazily trudge through another series of museum misadventures. This go round Larry (Stiller) is sent to the British Museum in London to repair the Egyptian tablet that makes all the exhibits come to life at night. The films’ prologue provides some backstory about the discovery of the tablet during an archeological excavation and later on we learn about its creation through a fun Ben Kingsley narrated flashback. These recollections about the tablet are some of the most entertaining moments in the film, »
- Patrick Cooper
In Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb all is well until Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) notices that the magical tablet that brings the exhibits to life at night is withering away. Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) doesn’t know how to restore it, but he thinks his father might. Trouble is, he’s on display in London, and that’s where franchise newcomers Rebel Wilson and Dan Stevens step in. Wilson’s Tilly is the night guard on duty who’s got no clue what’s about to go down when Larry brings that tablet inside, like Sir Lancelot coming to life. Stevens’ Lancelot is eager to help the Museum of Natural History gang save the day, but he also gets a bit distracted by his determination to find his Guinevere. With Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb due in theaters on December 19th, I got the opportunity »
- Perri Nemiroff
Here is first trailer for Spike Lee’s new film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, which he made after he raised $1.5 million on Kickstarter. Lee is a director that is hit or miss with me. He’s made some great films and some crappy ones. This new one definitely looks intriguing as it follows the story of a man who is addicted to blood.
Spike Lee’s new stylized thriller Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus is a new kind of love story. Dr. Hess Green (Williams) becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient Afrian artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower (Abrahams) that questions the very nature of love, »
- Joey Paur
It was to be expected that a "vampire" movie from Spike Lee would not look or feel like your average vampire movie offering and low and behold, the first trailer for Da Sweet Blood of Jesus suggests just as much.
I'm not really sure what's going on with the music here which seems completely off kilter with the rest of the trailer but Lee's new movie, which was financed in part through Kickstarter and with some cash from Steven Soderbergh, stars Stephen Tyrone Williams as Dr. Hess Green, a man who becomes cursed by an African artefact and finds himself with a new found thirst for blood. Along with Williams, the movie also stars Zaraah Abrahams and Rami Malek.
Lee hasn't exactly been burning up the screens over the last few years and he's certainly in need of a hit but I'm not s [Continued ...] »
A trailer has dropped for Spike Lee’s latest, Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus – aka “the newest, hottest Spike Lee joint,” a no-star, semi-experimental affair made possible with the help of $1.4 million in Kickstarted donations. Gravitas Ventures picked up the re-envisioning of Bill Gunn’s 1973 cult horror film Ganja & Hess, about a doctor who develops a thirst for blood after an art curator introduces him to an ancient African artifact. The thirst consumes his soul as he embarks on a dangerous romance with the curator’s widow that Lee describes as “funny, sexy and bloody. A new kind of love story (and not a remake of Blacula).”
Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus closed its successful Kickstarter campaign in August and debuted at the American Black Film Festival. Gravitas will open it February 13 in theaters and on VOD. Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Elvis Nolasco, and Rami Malek star in the »
- Jen Yamato
Over the years, the popularity of the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has grown, leading to well-known artists such as Zach Braff and well-known projects such as a film continuation of Veronica Mars, finding their way on to the site in search of public backing. One such artist was acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee, who decided to put his next project up for public funding as well. Aided by a $10,000 contribution from fellow filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, the movie surpassed its $1.25 million target, finishing with a total of nearly $1.5 million.
Titled Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, the film is a remake of the 1973 feature Ganja and Hess, the movie focuses on people who are addicted to blood, and stars Stephen Tyrone Williams and Zaraah Abrahams in the main roles, with a supporting cast that includes Rami Malek and Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson. Ahead of the film’s Us theatrical and VOD release on February 13, the »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The film, which is a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 cult horror classic “Ganja & Hess,” previously made its debut earlier this year at the American Black Film Festival after a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the production.
Gravitas will release the film theatrically and on video on demand on February 13, 2015.
“Making Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus is one of my most gratifying experiences in my body of work,” said Spike Lee. “The support and love we got raising the money through Kickstarter is a true blessing. I thank everyone who brought this New Spike Lee Joint to life.”
- Michelle McCue
20th Century Fox has released seven new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb character posters. After saving the day (or night) at the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is off to the British Museum in London where he hopes to uncover more secrets about the mysterious tablet that brings the museum figures to life. These posters all find a way to incorporate "Night" into the tagline except the one featuring Attila the Hun. I like to think about the tagline copywriters burning the midnight oil, rolling up their shirt sleeves, chain smoking, crumpling up sheets of papers, and getting into shouting matches because they couldn't figure out how to make a play on words with "hun" and "night". Then they gave up and cried themselves to sleep. Hit the jump to check out the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb character posters. »
- Matt Goldberg
20th Century Fox has released 10 character posters for their upcoming holiday sequel Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which includes all of the main characters returning for this adventure, along with a few new heroes and villains.
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting his living museum displays in an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. The entire gang must head to London to restore the tablet that provides these attractions with their powers before its too late, and Larry finds himself alone in the world without any friends.
Included in the posters are Ben Stiller pulling double duty as Larry and caveman Laa, Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Rebel Wilson as Tilly, Owen Wilson as Jedediah, Steve Coogan as Octavius, Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah, Ben Kingsley as Merenkahre, »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan, and Ricky Gervais. Check it out below. Plot: Larry (Stiller) and museum exhibits including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius (Coogan) and Jedediah (Wilson) wind up at the British Museum's famed Egyptian wing to solve the deadly mystery. The new movie is once again directed by Shawn Levy and is set to hit theaters on December 19th. Trailer: »
Teddy, Dexter and the crew at the American Museum of Natural History are acting weird, but Larry doesn’t think it’s their fault. Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb — the third installment of a franchise that already has banked nearly $1 billion worldwide — moves the action to London, where a whole new gang of people and critters comes to life. Ben Stiller stars along with franchise veterans Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Rami Malek, Dick Van Dyke, Skyler Gisondo, Mickey Rooney and, of course, Crystal the Monkey. First-timers include Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Rachael Harris and Dan Stevens. The Shawn Levy-helmed threequel arrives December 19 via Fox.
- The Deadline Team
20th Century Fox has released a new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb trailer, and if you liked the first two movies, you'll probably enjoy the third one because it looks like more of the same. After saving the day (or night) at the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is off to the British Museum in London where he hopes to uncover more secrets about the mysterious tablet that brings the museum figures to life. I'm not sure if there's anything to truly distinguish this movie from the others, but perhaps there's not supposed to be. They changed the location, added some new characters (Dan Stevens gets in some good jokes as Sir Lancelot), and then reheated the premise. But when the first two movies make almost a billion dollars combined (worldwide), you don't really tinker with what you have. Hit the »
- Matt Goldberg
A brand new trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming film, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, has been released! Hop on board this epic journey with the star-studded cast, when the film hits theaters everywhere on December 19, 2014!
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Check out all-new footage as Ben Stiller is joined by Rebel Wilson, Rami Malek, Ben Kingsley, Dick Van Dyke, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens and Jonah Hill. This trilogy ending sequel also serves as the final film in a storied career for Mickey Rooney and is one of Robin Williams farewell performances.
The "Night At The Museum" films have done right by 20th Century Fox as a franchise. Two movies in, the pair have grossed almost $1 billion worldwide. So far, the films, starring Ben Stiller and directed by Shawn Levy, have explored the Museum of Natural History and The Smithsonian, but in the third film, ‘Secret Of The Tomb,’ Stiller, Owen Wilson and his growing gang of historical figure friends venture outside for once. "We go to the British Museum in the second half of the movie because that is where the answers lie," Levy told USA Today. "We are out in London, on a double-decker bus, in Trafalgar Square. It's a juicy idea we haven't explored." For the plot of the third film, Stiller’s security guard protagonist and museum exhibits including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius »
- Edward Davis
<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastNight at the Museum: Secret of the TombRelease Date: December 19th Studio: 20th Century FoxGenre: Family AdventureDirector: Shawn LevyWriters: David Guion & Michael HandelmanCast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Rami Malek, Ricky Gervais, Rachael Harris, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill CobbsStudio Description: Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.Analysis: Eight years after the first Night at the Museum earned a massive $250.9 million, the franchise comes to an end with Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Will this third outing be able to recreate the success of the previous installments?Probably not. The second movie, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian earned substantially less than its predecessor (down 29 percent to $177.2 million), which suggests that moviegoers were already tiring of the »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
Some casting news you can use... First, Michael Kenneth Williams has joined the cast of HBO’s 8-hour miniseries "Crime" which centers on an ambulance-chasing NYC lawyer (played by John Turturro, replacing the late James Gandolfini), who gets in over his head when he takes on the case of Pakistani Nasir Khan (played Riz Ahmed), accused of murdering a girl on the Upper West Side. Williams will play the head of a gang locked up in Rikers Island, from where he controls his empire. Second, Gloria Reuben has booked a recurring role in USA Network’s cyber-crime pilot "Mr Robot," which centers on a young programmer, played by Rami Malek, who suffers from a crippling »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Fox reimagining “Frankenstein” Fox’s version of the Mary Shelley mythology revolves around a corrupt FBI agent who is brought back from the dead as a younger and stronger man by an antisocial billionaire and his bio-engineer twin sister. It’s from “Homeland’s” Howard Gordon” and “Crisis” and “Life” creator Rand Ravich. Fox and Will Smith are remaking “Hitch” as a sitcom Smith will serve as a producer on a comedy based on the 2005 rom-com he made with Kevin James. HBO bringing back Michael Kenneth Williams with “Crime” The “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Wire” vet will play a NYC gangster in the eight-hour miniseries that James Gandolfini was originally set to star in. Click Read Full Post For More Carlton from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is named after “Lost’s” Carlton Cuse “The Strain” and “Bates Motel" exec producer mentioned that tidbit in an on-stage conversation with “Fresh Prince” creator Andy Borowitz, »
- Norman Weiss
Dormer plays a woman who goes in search of her twin sister in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mt Fuji. Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca penned the script based on an idea by David S. Goyer. [Source: Screen]
Levy plays a former video store magnate who loses his fortune, forcing his family to move to the small town that he once bought as a joke for his son. O'Hara plays his actress wife. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
Before we address who exactly Slater’s character is, let’s take a look at the show’s premise. Thanks to Deadline, we’ve got a decent amount of detailed story information that has piqued our interest. Mr. Robot “centers on a young programmer, Elliot (Rami Malek), who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations recruiting him to bring down corporate America.”
It’s a surprise that there’s still such interest in hacking, especially since it’s unlikely any series or movie could ever better 1995’s Hackers. »
- Gem Seddon
USA is continuing its focus on adding household names to its roster, announcing today that Christian Slater will play the title role in the pilot for its cyber crime thriller “Mr. Robot.”
The project focuses on a young programmer (“24’s” Rami Malek) who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. Slater plays a mysterious anarchist who recruits him into an underground organization intent on bringing down corporate America. It hails from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Sam Esmail (“Comet”), Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”), and Niels Arden Oplev (Sweden’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Under The Dome”). Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”) also star.
- Whitney Friedlander
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