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Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers! Whether you’re traveling to see relatives, hosting relatives who have traveled to see you, getting ready for the football games, or just preparing for the big holiday feast, I hope you are stay safe and enjoy yourselves. In the meantime, this Thanksgiving-week edition of Trailer Trashin’ takes a look at one of my most anticipated family films of next year – Muppets Most Wanted.
Premise: While on a grand world tour, Kermit the Frog and the other Muppets find themselves unwillingly involved in a European jewel-heist caper headed by Constantine, a criminal mastermind and Kermit lookalike, and his dastardly sidekick Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais).
My take: As I imagine is the case for many people of my generation, I grew up loving the Muppets. I’ve seen their movies many times, Muppet Babies was one of my favorite cartoons when I was little, and The Muppet Christmas Carol »
- Timothy Monforton
Jonathan Smith adapted his novel of the same name about a love triangle involving the painter Sir Alfred Munnings.
Tribeca Film will release on January 7 2014 on digital followed by theatrical 10 days later. The distributor brokered the deal with uMedia on behalf of the film-makers.
GoDigital has acquired North American and limited international rights for VOD and digital platforms for the romance In Lieu Of Flowers. William Savage wrote and directed the Patina Pictures tale starring Josh Pence, Spencer Grammer, Nate Corddry and Melissa Rauch.Echo Bridge Entertainment has taken international rights to family film Hamlet & Hutch starring Burt Reynolds and Elizabeth Leiner and crime thriller Sunken City. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
[Editor's Note: All filmmakers want to be noticed and contests are one way to make that happen. But what does it take to make a film that wins? This is part of a series of five articles that profile the winning directors of Canon's Project Imaginat10n and how they created their incredible short films. To learn more about Project Imagination, please go Here.] If it weren't for Julian Higgins’ lead actress, his film short "Here and Now" would have never been made or gone on to become one of the winning films in Canon's Project Imaginat10n film contest. "It's all about the personal relationships," Higgins explained. Through his cinematographer friend, Andrew Wheeler (who would go on to shoot "Here and Now"), Higgins was put in touch with Josh Pence ("The Social Network," "The Dark Knight Rises"), the lead actor in the short, who, in turn, introduced him to actress Abigail Spencer ("Rectify," "Mad Men"). As it turns out, Spencer was the one to hear about the contest. "We'd »
- Nigel M Smith
Canon’s Project Imaginat10n Film Contest, the cameramaker’s user-generated contest designed to inspire short films based on crowdsourced photos, has announced five winning directors.
Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard and a panel of judges narrowed the list of 20 finalists down to five. The project also invited Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman, Biz Stone and James Murphy to direct short films based on the photos.
The three other winners are “Dominus” by Arrius Sorbonne, “Chucked” by Jared Nelson and “Filter” by Ronnie Allman.
The five films will screen along with those directed by celebrity directors at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival as part of the Ron Howard Presentation later this fall. »
- Alex Stedman
We've got a few casting stories for you this afternoon. Briefly: Sam Elliott has joined Ivan Reitman's dramedy Draft Day starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, and Terry Crews. Michael Pena will co-star in David Ayer's WWII thriller Fury starring Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, and Logan Lerman. Speaking of Labeouf, he's set to lead Villain, a psychological thriller from director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). Hit the jump for more on all these films. Draft Day takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL Draft, with Kevin Costner playing the general manger who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. As the day’s events unfold, "he must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred »
- Matt Goldberg
Catch the new image from Ivan Reitman's Draft Day drama with Frank Langella. Also stars Chadwick Boseman, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Denis Leary. The comedy opens next year, at a yet-to-be-determined date via Summit Entertainment. Additionally, in the rear you can also see Kevin Dunn of the Transformers franchise. Other cast includes Pat Healy, W. Earl Brown, Sean Combs, Josh Pence, Ellen Burstyn, Terry Crews, Joe Manganiello and Brad William Henke. In Draft Day, the manager of an American football franchise struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team. The film is produced by Ali Bell, Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck and Reitman. »
The title is pretty clear, Draft Day starring Chadwick Boseman (the star of 42), Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green), Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kevin Costner (Man of Steel) is about the NFL Draft Day. Specifically, it will focus on the Cleveland Browns and how the General Manager tries to trade up to be the first pick so he can get the player he wants and save football in Cleveland. has a role as does Denis Leary (Ice Age movies), Terry Crews (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), Josh Pence (Fun Size), Brad Henke (Pacific Rim), Ellen Burstyn ("Big Love"), and Frank Langella (The Muppets...Again!), among others. Ivan Reitman (My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Ghostbusters) will direct for Summit Entertainment.
The funny thing about Chadwick Boseman starring in the film is that he's said the only sport he really knows how to play is basketball, so it's ironic that he's »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment announced today that production has begun on director Ivan Reitman’s sports dramedy Draft Day. The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL Draft, as Kevin Costner plays a general manger who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. As the day’s events unfold, “he must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.” Filming is underway in New York, where the production will shoot some scenes at the actual 2013 NFL Draft. Once that is complete, filming will move to Cleveland. The ensemble includes Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons and 42 star Chadwick Boseman, »
- Adam Chitwood
The casting news for Ivan Reitman.s upcoming football-themed comedy Draft Day has been coming fast and furious this month thanks to a deadline that most films aren.t tethered to. Due to the film.s subject matter, Reitman will be filming at the 2013 NFL Draft, which starts tomorrow, on April 25. Production began today in New York. With most of the lead roles filled already, a forty yard dash was made to fill in all of the smaller roles, and Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment issued a press release today announcing that a chock-full of actors have been added to the cast. The more exciting names on that list include NFL player-turned-actor Terry Crews, who adds badassery to any film he.s in, and Josh Pence, who is probably best known for playing Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher.s The Social Network (albeit without his own face). Sean Combs will »
"In Lieu of Flowers" approaches indie romance in a fresh way by showcasing the discovery of new love amidst the ruins of dying love. The film follows Spencer Grammer ("Greek") as Rachel and Josh Pence ("The Social Network") as Eric, who've both had a hard time letting go of their past relationships but find solace in each other through their burgeoning friendship. Their friendship gets a bit more complicated along the way as they start to develop deeper feelings for one another. The film was written and directed by William Savage and will be premiering this Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Watch the exclusive trailer below. »
- Cristina A. Gonzalez
Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment announced today that principal photography of the co-production of Draft Day will start on April 25th. Filming of the dramedy is starting in New York in time to film scenes during the actual 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. The movie, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Burstyn and Denis Leary, is being directed and produced by Ivan Reitman from a script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. The film will also feature Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Sean Combs, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons, David Ramsey, Wade Williams, Chi McBride, W. Earl Brown, Brad Henke, Griffin Newman, Kevin Dunn, Patrick St. Esprit, Arian Foster, Christopher Cousins, Pat Healy, Laura Steinel and Wallace Langham. Once »
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #7....
The Dark Knight Rises, 2012.
Directed by Christopher Nolan.
Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Josh Pence, Alon Abutbul, Juno Temple, Matthew Modine and Ben Mendelsohn.
Having rejuvenated the Batman franchise with 2005's Batman Begins and it's blockbuster 2008 sequel The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan reunited with Christian Bale's Caped Crusader in 2012 to deliver the epic conclusion to his Dark Knight saga. Set eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises sees Batman forced out of a self-imposed retirement when his beloved Gotham City is threatened by the brutal terrorist leader known as Bane (Tom Hardy).
A huge smash hit, The Dark Knight Rises went »
- Flickering Myth
• For some directors, the more absurd the log line, the better the movie. David Cronenberg’s (Videodrome) next film, which will reunite him with his Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson, is described as a ghost story that also serves as a withering critique of the fame and celebrity-obsessed culture in Los Angeles. Called Maps to the Stars, Julianne Moore and John Cusack have just signed on to join the film as well. Moore can be seen in a number of big films in the next year including the Carrie remake, Non-Stop with Liam Neeson, and The Seventh Son. [Deadline]
• What started as »
- Lindsey Bahr
Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn and Josh Pence ("The Dark Knight Rises") will join Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner in the NFL-sanctioned football movie "Draft Day," which is a co-production between Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment. Ivan Reitman is directing from a Black List-topping script by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman. Costner stars as the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, who finds himself at odds with a new head coach played by Denis Leary. Burstyn will play Costner's mother, while Pence will play the expected first pick in the NFL draft. "Draft Day" will »
- Jeff Sneider
From a football drama to an indie comedy and a futuristic thriller, here is your casting news of the day: Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream) and Josh Pence (The Social Network) have joined Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner in the sports drama Draft Day. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) is set to star in the indie comedy Barely Lethal. Dylan O’Brien (The First Time) makes his break from Teen Wolf to take the leading role in the dyspotian thriller The Maze Runner. Hit the jump for more details on each casting. The Ivan Reitman-directed football drama Draft Day has just added Burstyn and Pence to their cast. They will be joining previously-announced actors Costner, Garner, and Denis Leary in the sports film about a manager (Costner) who struggles to obtain the #1 draft pick for the Cleveland Browns. Per The Wrap, Burstyn will be playing Costner’s mother, while »
- Elena Butler
Fun Size, 2012.
Directed by Josh Schwartz.
Wren's Halloween plans go awry when she's made to babysit her brother, who disappears into a sea of trick-or-treaters. With her best friend and two nerds at her side, she needs to find her brother before her mom finds out he's missing.
Fun Size is a Nickelodeon movie starring Victoria Justice. Justice has made a name for herself starring in kid friendly shows like Zoey 101 and Victorious. Now she gets a lead role in a feature film that feels like a made-for-tv movie. One has to wonder why this movie made it to the big screen when it could have easily performed much better as a Friday night movie on Nickelodeon.
While Fun Size isn't all completely bad, there's nothing »
- Flickering Myth
Gangster Squad, 2013.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
A group of incorruptible Los Angeles police officers join together to stop and up-and-coming mafia boss, sparking a violent war for control of the city.
Gangster Squad is an appalling lazy attempt at the gangster genre and falls flat in nearly every department. It’s like watching famous faces playing dress-up for 100 minutes whilst a film student in his first year makes what he thinks is a ‘cool’ take on the genre.
Comparisons to Brain de Palma’s undisputed classic The Untouchables are endless but listing these two films in the same sentence is as pointless as the reason for Gangster Squad ever being made. The story and script is nothing less than the best bits of other genre films cut »
Even though we're already into a new year and new movie releases it still feels like we're wrapping up things from 2012, mostly because we're still riding out the end of the awards season. Now new year or old, we'll likely always find a way to talk about our favorite movie of 2012, "The Dark Knight Rises," and when we run into actors from the film it makes it that much easier!
Case in point, a recent run-in with Josh Pence, aka young Ra's Al Ghul. Sure, the guy only had a few quick flashes of screen time, but he was in a Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie! Plus we haven't spoken with him about his experience yet since everything about that movie was so secret.
"Even when it was announced that I was cast [I couldn't say anything]," Pence said when asked about the levels of security that were required of him as a cast member. »
- Kara Warner
The Dark Knight Rises opened up and became a box office Juggernaut over the summer. Christopher Nolan's conclusion to his Batman trilogy has been met with praise, and its fair share of critics as well. Josh Pence was cast as a young Ra's al Ghul early in the filming process, and not many people knew what kind of a role Ra's would play. Given that he, played by Liam Neeson at the time, seem to have been killed off in Batman Begins, people were curious as to what to expect. Chatting with MTV, Pence recounted what it was like being involved with the film, more specifically the tight lipped production that Christopher Nolan runs. He also said that some of his scenes were cut, but not enough to warrant any deleted scenes. Check the video out below. Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog On Getting Cast In The Movie: »
Gangster Squad, 2013.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
A 1940s crime tale about the rise and fall of gangster Mickey Cohen.
Let me start by saying that I enjoyed Gangster Squad, but it is far from spectacular. It's not even 'great', it's just... enjoyable.
One of the problems that stuck out to me the most was how nothing was ever given time to develop. Not a single character, nor plot point, is given room to breathe and develop any substance. Everything is a shallow caricature of something which should have more substance; Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) is a hardened war veteran, Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) is a vicious man - it's all told and shown to us in quick glimpses, nothing is ever given any depth.
The film »
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