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Craig Bewer Getting Down With ‘The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills’

28 February 2013 1:50 AM, PST

Craig Brewer is following his Footloose remake with The Gangster Princess of Beverly Hills, an adaptation of a Rolling Stones article that was published last summer.

The article in question is about Lisette Lee, who pretended to be a heiress to the Samsung fortune, as well as an actress, singer and model. It was later revealed that she faked all of that and in reality was a drug mule. She was caught trafficking 500 pounds of weed into Ohio and was given a six-year sentence. The article was written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

Brewer’s Sundance hit Hustle & Flow, led him to direct Black Snake and Footloose. He was one of the writers on the upcoming Tarzan, which is being directed by David Yates. And he’s also directing a pilot episode titled Boomerang for Fox. The pilot stars Felicity Huffman and Anthony Lapaglia.

Source: Deadline »

- Laura Frances

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Early Reactions to Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”

27 February 2013 11:11 PM, PST

A scooper friend of Joblo has already seen an early screening of the film. Here are his initial thoughts which he provided in bullet notes:

“- Imagine a Nolan story with Snyder effects/action.

- It’s the best movie of the year.

- There’s Tons of action with Superman kicking all kinds of ass in his suit.

- The cape is CG’d most of the time so it can look awesome.

- They have intentionally left out most of the the Super action in trailers to save it.

- It’s not nearly as dour and serious as the trailers suggest.

- The movie is complete, minus the 3D post-conversion, which is currently taking place”

Many have presented the upcoming superman reboot as a product of Christopher Nolan so I’m glad this scooper gave props to Zack Snyder upfront. While it’s great what Nolan did with the Batman franchise, »

- Alex Corey

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New “Oblivion” Posters of Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman

27 February 2013 10:28 PM, PST

Below are two new posters for the post-apocalyptic Oblivion film that were released to Entertainment Weekly today.

Morgan Freeman looks like he could start a trend with those goggles.

The second poster with the bridge reminds me of the sunken Statue of Liberty in Planet of the Apes. Whether this film will solidify itself as worthy of making such comparisons remains to be seen, but the director of Tron: Legacy could surprise us.

I loved the cinematography in Tron: Legacy and I’m excited that Kosinski has cinematographer Claudio Miranda back for this film.

Director Joseph Kosinski is delivering his post-apocalyptic film before M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth.

Oblivion opens in IMAX on April 12, 2013 and in wide release April 19, 2013.

After Earth opens June 6, 2013.

Both movies have big box office draws, but if both opened in summer, which would have the edge? This is setting aside directing, writing, editing. Which »

- Alex Corey

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‘World War Z’ — Hopes for the Film, Dissecting the Book

27 February 2013 5:31 PM, PST

There is a lot to be looking forward to this summer season regardless of the sect of nerdom you affiliate yourself with — ‘Man of Steel’, ‘The Wolverine’, ‘Iron Man 3′, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, ‘Kick-Ass 2′, ‘Pacific Rim’, and so on — but one film appeals to me on levels the others just don’t, and that’s ‘World War Z’.

I’ve been a zombie fan for as long as I can remember. I may have been watching ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven’ and ‘Fievel Goes West’ during the daytime hours as a child, but at night, I was moonlighting Tom Savini’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ remake and Brian Yuzna’s ‘Return of the Living Dead III’.

We’ve entered a golden age of zombie media. It’s almost an oversaturation of the horde, from the small screen (‘Walking Dead’) to romantic comedies (‘Warm Bodies’). And now, in »

- Andrew-Patrick Weymes

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‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2′ Trailer

27 February 2013 2:28 PM, PST

Sony Pictures Animation has released the trailer for “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.”

The film stars the voice talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, Will Forte and Kristen Schaal.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2″ was directed by Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn from a screenplay written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Erica Rivinoja

The sequel picks up where “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V (Will Forte) to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal – and one of his greatest inventions – is Barb (Kristen Schaal), a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Noomi Rapace Gives An Update On Prometheus Sequel

27 February 2013 2:02 PM, PST

In a recent interview with Indiewire, lead actress Noomi Rapace said this about the Prometheus sequel:

”They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”

The studio hasn’t said if there is a writer in place, however the original screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost) has confirmed that he will not return. Is this a plus or a minus for the project?

The screenplay for the Prometheus sequel will be difficult to write because of how polarized people are on the original storyline. Rapace touched upon this in her interview with Indiewire:

”And it’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different. »

- Alex Corey

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Chris Cooper to Play Green Goblin In ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′

27 February 2013 12:54 PM, PST

Breaking

While I’m out on the prowl trying to figure out who got the Rocket Racoon gig on Guardians Of The Galaxy, this Marvel news drops.

According to THR, Chris Cooper has signed on to play Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Columbia Pictures. Cooper joins a cast that is already rocking Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giammatti as The Rhino. That is quite a bad guy club. Spidey is going to have his hands full with that trio.

Although, I personally haven’t seen the first The Amazing Spider-Man, from what I understand, Harry Osborn’s company Oscorp was heavily featured in the first film.

I think a real solid choice. Cooper adds serious value to anything he does. Loved him in the first Bourne movie.

Synopsis for those not in the know:

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, »

- El Mayimbe

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Trailer For James Wan’s ‘The Conjuring’

27 February 2013 11:07 AM, PST

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer for James Wan’s supernatural thriller “The Conjuring” starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor.

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

The film is due out in theaters on July 19, 2013.

You can check out the trailer by using the player below.

Source: Apple »

- Kellvin Chavez

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‘Iron Man 3′ Escapes Assault in Latest Poster

27 February 2013 10:17 AM, PST

The end for Tony Stark is coming to ahead as he will face his biggest foe yet in the third and final installment of the Iron Man series. It seems that the themes in play will be much heavier than previous movies and we’ll see Tony’s ability to rebound from whatever menace that tries to kill him. Now, to raise the fervor on said movie, a picture of its new poster has been released.

Featuring Tony Stark in the foreground in a typical hero-about-to-fly pose, the most interesting content is that in the background. Destruction reigns in the back as Iron Man suits fly skyward. So, looks like we know the trailers which teased his home’s destruction will not be the climax, but the initial assault. Hopefully, the poster’s use of Iron Man suits isn’t a direct reference to the fact that they can achieve »

- Ruben Gonzalez

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New ‘Fast And Furious 6′ Featurette

27 February 2013 1:42 AM, PST

A brand new featurette for Fast and Furious 6 has hit the web. In it, the cast dish about the upcoming sequel in the long-running franchise. Check it out below.

This film is a direct sequel to 2011′s Fast Five, the latest film finds Dominick (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the gang living large on their big score, but missing home and unable to return. That is, until Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) finds them and offers a deal: a clean slate in return for assistance in taking down a highly-trained group of mercenaries led by a man named Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). And the plot only gets more twisted when Dom learns that Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is still alive.

Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, and Gina Carano also star.

Fast and Furious 6 premieres May 24, 2015.

Featurette:

Source: Yahoo! »

- Laura Frances

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Harmony Korine’s ‘Spring Breakers’ Gets Another International Trailer

27 February 2013 1:24 AM, PST

Spring Breakers is going to be crazy. Controversial avant-garde director Harmony Korine got former Disney stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez to make a movie with a gangster James Franco, while wearing very little clothing. A new international trailer for the movie has hit the web, featuring more Franco and Gomez. Check it out.

Spring Breakers tells the story of four sexy college girls as they plan to fund their spring break getaway by burglarizing a fast food shack. But that’s only the beginning. At a motel room rager, fun reaches its legal limit and the girls are arrested and taken to jail. Hungover and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge but are bailed out unexpectedly by Alien (James Franco), an infamous local thug who takes them under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history. Rough on the outside »

- Laura Frances

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‘Dark Shadows’ Writer Polishing ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Script

27 February 2013 12:58 AM, PST

Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot is getting retouched by Dark Shadows‘ scribe Seth Grahame-Smith. The film is being directed by Chronicle‘s Josh Trank.

Recently it was also announced that Matthew Vaughn would be producing the reboot. The studio hopes to release the film by March 2015.

The original script was written by Jeremy Slater. According to THR, this new version is “taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology, which featured not just the better-known villains such as Doctor Doom and Galactus but also alien races the Kree and the Skrull, and the anti-matter universe known as the Negative Zone.”

Grahame-Smith started out as a novelist. He penned the best-selling novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and later transition into screenplays.

Source: THR »

- Laura Frances

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Video Interview: Talking with the Cast of ’21 and Over’

26 February 2013 9:43 PM, PST

Making their directorial debuts are Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover) who also penned the script, comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight A college student Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (Skylar Astin) and Miller (Miles Teller) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical, medical school interview is early the next morning.

What was suppose to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

Check out this exclusive interview with the cast of 21 and Over.

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- Fernando Esquivel

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Talking with the Cast of ‘Stoker’

26 February 2013 9:28 PM, PST

When India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) loses her beloved father (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident on her 18th birthday, her quiet life on the family’s secluded estate is suddenly shattered. India finds herself drawn to her father’s long-lost brother, Charlie (Matthew Goode), who unexpectedly arrives for the funeral and decides to stay with her and her emotionally unstable mother, Evie (Nicole Kidman). While India initially mistrust her charming but mysterious uncle, he fascinates her as well and she begins to realize how much they have in common. She later realizes how much they have in common and his arrival is no coincide. With her uncle to guide her, she is about to fulfill her unusual destiny. Thus acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook’s first English language psychological thriller Stoker comes to life.

At a recent press conference we asked director Park about his Hollywood experience, what drew »

- Fernando Esquivel

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Exclusive: Check Out the Hot Trailer For ‘Wonder Woman’

26 February 2013 8:38 PM, PST

First some legal stuff…

Disclaimer: Wonder Woman is a non-profit film for private use only, and is not for sale or resale. It is strictly for the promotional use of the filmmaker. It is in No way endorsed by Warner Brothers or DC Comics nor is it intended to undermine or compete with any existing or forthcoming material. Wonder Woman is created for fun and should not be sold, rented or used for anything of the sort. Station 3 and Jesse V. Johnson make no claim to any of the characters, locations, storylines, props, costume designs, logos, names or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by the federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This film is produced solely for the personal enjoyment of the cast, crew and any other Wonder Woman fans. No copyright infringement is intended or implied.

If DC ever got around to making a »

- El Mayimbe

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Exclusive Interview with Gloria Laino

26 February 2013 5:47 PM, PST

Accomplished screenwriter, actress, and mother, Gloria Laino is a true Renaissance woman. Born in the beach town of Guanica, Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Laino spent her early adult years in Jordan before moving to Miami to pursue her career in acting. Having appeared in numerous roles on Spanish and American television, as well as theater and film, Laino is most well known for her role on the acclaimed series “Weeds” and as “The Mexican” on the award winning drama, “American Horror Story: Asylum”. She can most recently be seen in Roman Coppola’s new film, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.

I recently had a chance to speak with Gloria Laino about her career and her new role. She discussed how drove her to become an actor, learning to speak Arabic in three months, and working with Charlie Sheen.

Here’s what the »

- Dana Gardner

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Juliette Binoche Eyes ‘Godzilla’

26 February 2013 4:15 PM, PST

With filming getting ready to start very soon, casting for Godzilla is going full steam ahead. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2) and Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House) are in talks, and now you can add Juliette Binoche to the list of possible stars.

Variety is reporting Binoche is currently in negotiations to join the Gareth Edwards directed remake, or reboot, or re-imagining, or however the hell they’re qualifying it.

There’s no word on which characters any of the actors are playing and there’s no word on what the plot is; however, it’s safe to assume a major Us city will endure an immense amount of property damage.

Source: Variety »

- Philip Sticco

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The Coen Bros Will Rewrite ‘Unbroken’ for Angelina Jolie

26 February 2013 4:00 PM, PST

Joel and Ethan Coen have signed on to rewrite Unbroken for director Angelina Jolie. Universal initially bought the rights to Lauren Hillenbrand’s novel for Frances Lawrence to direct, but that obviously didn’t pan out. Now Jolie is attached and took her time looking for writers before settling on the brothers Coen.

Here’s the synopsis:

Lou Zamperini was a Los Angeles high school track star who raced in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1943, his Air Force plane crashed in the Pacific. He survived without food and water for 47 days, enduring shark attacks, aerial attacks and hunger before washing ashore on a Japanese island behind enemy lines, where he was held as a prisoner of war for two years and tortured by his captors.

You think that’s rough? Earlier today my iPhone died and I couldn’t charge it for half an hour, so, yeah, I know suffering.

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- Philip Sticco

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Guillermo del Toro: New developments on Justice League Dark

26 February 2013 12:26 PM, PST

During an interview recently with Total Film, Guillermo del Toro dropped some new bits about his involvement with the upcoming Justice League Dark movie including where he is in the development process.

“Yeah, I am going to be presenting my storyline to DC and Warners of where I want to take this universe. We do have a writer, but until that is firmed up, I have to keep it a secret. I hope it happens.”

Del Toro seems to have a unique vision for the DC story, which will be a blast to watch if the film continues to develop smoothly. He also opened up about his interest in the varied origin stories of many DC characters.

“I’d love to use the origins that are proper to each character. I love the idea of Jason Blood as a paladin and a knight…. I love the entire Constantine mythology, the Dead Man mythology, »

- Alex Corey

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ New TV Spot and Poster

26 February 2013 11:49 AM, PST

The newest TV Spot and poster for Gerard Butler’s “Olympus Has Fallen” is now online.

The film directed by Antoine Fuqua also stars Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, and Rick Yune.

When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.

Have a look at the poster and TV spot below.

Olympus Has Fallen” hits theaters on March 22, 2013.

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Source: FilmDistrict »

- Kellvin Chavez

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