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First Footage from 24: Live Another Day Featured in New Teaser Trailer
9 hours ago
Jack is back! We saw some intriguing teasers during this year’s Super Bowl and a new batch of stills just a few days ago, but Fox have now released a trailer with actual footage from 24: Live Another Day. The majority of the series was shot in London, and it quickly becomes clear that the city and its landmarks will form an important backdrop to proceedings.
Branded a psychopath and traitor, it’s obvious that Jack is still on the run in this follow-up to season eight’s cliffhanger, while his very ominous, “There’s no going for me” line and the that fact he’s trying to avert a world war serve as proof that this season of 24 may just have the highest stakes yet for the former CTU Agent.
You can check out the first official stills from 24: Live Another Day by clicking here. 24: Live »
- Josh Wilding
Top 5 Movie Cars of All Time
16 hours ago
From the arrival of cinema and a train steaming into La Ciotat Station cinema audiences have long been in love with both the fast and the furious. The adage ‘the car’s the star’ has long been evident in Hollywood’s annals with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Herbie, the Batmobile or the family of Minis (Minions?) in The Italian Job taking centre stage and linger in the memory.
In association with the people from Van Monster we stood atop our internet tower and gazed at the past, then plucked five of the most iconic vehicles to appear in movies.
5) 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
As featured in: Smokey And The Bandit (1977)
Registration plate: Ban One
Hired by Texan double-act Big Enos and his son Little Enos to transport then-prohibited Coors beer to Georgia in under 28 hours, Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville requests a fast car to act as a blocker – a distraction for »
- Simon Williams
How Technology has Improved our Film Lives
16 hours ago
If you were anywhere near a computer late Sunday night, or indeed for the rest of the week, there’s a selfie going around which, once posted, quickly became the most retweeted picture ever. Technology is becoming an ever more important part of how we watch and enjoy films, it is ever more integrated with our everyday lives. This new silicon revolution is ostensibly of great benefit to us, and for film fans it has opened up a whole new way of watching and enjoying films. It is now far easier to discover new films, share the new found love and discuss, argue and find cinematic enlightenment online.
The world of film moves extraordinarily quickly, and it has become customary for each new trailer or casting announcement to be met with an instant reaction on the social networks. Twitter comes into its own here as 140=character witticisms dripping with snark »
- Michael Walsh
Major Plot Details Revealed in New Clips from The Amazing Spider-Man 2
7 March 2014 12:51 PM, PST
Sony Pictures are keen to make The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as big a success as possible, and their intensive marketing campaign has now stretched to three very spoilery clips from the upcoming sequel. Narrated by Stan Lee, they’re made up of almost entirely never before seen footage, but what they tell us arguably results in even more questions!
The clips (which were released thanks to a new Kellogg’s app promoting the movie), we not only get to see plenty of great shots of Spider-Man in action, but also learn the fate of Norman Osborn, the reason for his son Harry’s return, what exactly Aleksei Sytsevich is trying to steal, and even hear Jamie Foxx name himself “Electro”.
- Josh Wilding
The HeyUGuys Interview: Co-writer and star Peter McDonald discusses The Stag
7 March 2014 9:00 AM, PST
As The Stag prepares for it’s theatrical release in the UK, we had the pleasure of speaking to it’s co-writer and star, Peter McDonald, who is blessed to be playing the film’s star attraction if you will, the brilliantly funny creation ‘The Machine’.
Taking place on a stag do in the middle of the forest between a group of friends, McDonald’s The Machine (third from the left, above) is the bride’s older brother, and his offbeat, overzealous enthusiasm isn’t one welcomed by the other guys – as his macho, red-blooded nature drives them all mad. McDonald discusses the enjoyment had when crafting this character with fellow writer and director John Butler, while describing to us the experience of jumping naked into a freezing cold lake in the middle of November. He also talks about balancing the comedy with the drama, and what he has planned for the future. »
- Stefan Pape
The Stag Review
7 March 2014 8:00 AM, PST
The mighty stag still holds a lot of comedy value, so much so Jon Turteltaub tried to do a geriatric version of The Hangover recently with Last Vegas that spawned a lukewarm response, even with a stellar cast onboard. Debut writer-director John Butler has tried to cash in on this fertile ground with his Irish version, The Stag, that boasts the stunning vistas of the Irish countryside as opposed to Vegas. The result is a safe and sanitised jaunt that disappointingly plays to caricature and the Carry On days of (giggle, giggle) ‘naughty’ nudity.
Mild-mannered groom-to-be Fionnan (Hugh O’Conor) is getting married to stunning Ruth (Amy Huberman) but doesn’t want a stag party. He is far more interested in the wedding detail, like the centrepiece flower arrangements on the tables than getting raucous with the lads. Persuaded by Ruth, best man Davin (Andrew Scott) is tasked with organising »
- Lisa Giles-Keddie
7 March 2014 7:00 AM, PST
Seasoned actor Danny Trejo has reinvented himself as the titular role in the Machete franchise, a series of films that ridicule B-movie, action flicks. However, despite evidently aware of the flaws and limitations of the genre, he’s now turned up in Nick Lyon’s Bullet, a film that is identical to those of which are being mocked in the aforementioned parody series.
When a dangerous criminal is on the verge of being executed by the death penalty, his father Carlito Kane (Jonathan Banks) is determined to put a stop to it – and so sets his sights on the law enforcer who arrested his son in the first place, which happens to be Frank Marasco (Trejo), a tough, uncompromising cop affectionately known as Bullet. With his trusty henchman Kruger (Torsten Voges) by his side, Kane kidnaps Bullet’s grandson, in the attempt to blackmail the cop – who has other plans up his sleeve. »
- Stefan Pape
The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Robert Luketic on thriller Paranoia
7 March 2014 6:00 AM, PST
When first bursting onto the scene as a young, fledging filmmaker, Australian director Robert Luketic was first brought to our attention with Legally Blonde – however since then he’s made movements towards more psychological, thrilling narratives, as he presents his latest picture, Paranoia.
With an incredible casts consisting of the likes of Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Abbie Cornish – when we spoke to the director on the phone, we discusses the casting process and his delight at working with such talented individuals. Luketic also reflects back on his own career and how he’s started to move towards his desired genre of late. We also discuss social media, and in light of the film Luketic tells us that he doesn’t quite use the internet as much as he used to…
I’ll start by asking about the cast – you must have been so thrilled when »
- Stefan Pape
Win out of this world Under The Skin merchandise
7 March 2014 5:03 AM, PST
Under The Skin is the story of an alien in human form. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it’s a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.
Directed by Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) and starring Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Captain America) – the film is released in cinemas on the 14 March. To celebrate we’re treating our readers an opportunity to win 1 exciting set of merchandise including:
Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only
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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 17th March at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative »
The HeyUGuys Interview: Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe on The Grand Budapest Hotel
7 March 2014 5:00 AM, PST
In most cases, when conducting an interview with one of the world’s most renowned movie stars, you expect a suave, somewhat refined figure, to look as they do in your favourite movies, or as they walk down the red carpet, often with a young, important looking personal assistant, holding a clipboard and a “if you ask anything about their personal life I’ll smack you” look right across their face. In Bill Murray’s case, who we had the immense pleasure of interviewing in Berlin at the annual film festival, he casually strolled in, all alone, wearing a wooly hat and hoody. Here’s a man evidently not fazed by his stature and prominence, paving the way for a somewhat fascinating discussion.
- Stefan Pape
Win a grand prize with The Grand Budapest Hotel!
7 March 2014 4:58 AM, PST
To celebrate this Friday’s release of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel we’ve got three screenplay books and CD soundtracks to give away – and one lucky winner will receive a limited edition bottle of L’Air de Panache (rumoured fragrance of concierge extraordinaire Gustave H)!
Written and directed by Wes Anderson, the film tells the story of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune, and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed all of Europe during the first half of the twentieth century.
Birds Eye View Gala Screening – Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
7 March 2014 4:30 AM, PST
The popular Birds Eye View Film Festival (now in its 12th year) is back again this April. Dedicated to showcasing work by female film-makers from around the world, there’s a special Gala screening to tie with International Women’s Day this Saturday. The BFI Southbank are screening the super entertaining documentary, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
This informative and reverential hour-long film uses the famous DC character as a springboard to tackle modern feminism in a wider context. Using some nice pop art-infused comic book graphics to tell her story, director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan has gathered together a number of key figures as interview subjects, including 70s TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, and renowned political activist and women’s liberation movement figurehead, Gloria Steinem.
Created in the early 40s (seemingly as a response to both the desires of female comic fans and a propaganda-led, fascist-fighting device) Wonder Woman »
- Adam Lowes
Wes Anderson’s Ten Most Memorable Characters
7 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST
Iconic film critic Roger Ebert once said concerning the weird and wonderful of Wes Anderson that ‘Wes Anderson’s mind must be an exciting place for an idea to be born.’ Since his first movie Bottle Rocket back in 1996 acclaimed auteur Anderson has filled our screen with marvel and has gone on to create one of the most distinctive styles in modern cinema.
One of Anderson’s trademarks is his wide array of zany characters who, like much in Anderson’s world, feel ever so slightly removed from reality. His characters, like his movies, are often full of charm and warmth, with the right amount of quirk thrown in to give them that distinctive Anderson touch.
His latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, hits cinemas nationwide this month and in celebration here’s a look back at ten of Anderson’s most memorable characters.
Like many Wes Anderson »
- Liam Hoofe
The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Noam Murro & Screenwriter Kurt Johnstad talk 300: Rise of an Empire
7 March 2014 3:31 AM, PST
In 2006 audiences were thrilled with the unexpected mega hit 300. Now eight years later the world of Sparta marches back onto the silver screen with the highly anticipated follow up: 300 Rise of an Empire.
Telling a new story that runs in parallel with the original film, ‘Rise’ introduces the Athenian General Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) during his naval confrontation with Xerxes’ commander Artemisia (Eva Green). Adding new characters and new setting to the 300 universe this exciting entry into the franchise also brings back returning players Lena Headey as The Spartan Queen Gorgo, Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes and David Wenham as Dilios. HeyUGuys recently caught up with Director Noam Murro and screenwriter Kurt Johnstad to discuss the challenges and hard work that went into making the epic sequel.
Check out our exclusive interview below!
- David Sztypuljak
Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths and More Cast in Major Roles for NBC’s Constantine
7 March 2014 3:30 AM, PST
Matt Ryan was cast as John Constantine last month, and now another three actors have been found for the DC Comics/Vertigo adaptation. For those of you who have forgotten the 2005 movie starring Keanu Reeves or are unfamiliar with the character, the series focuses on Constantine, a man who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths will play Liv, the female lead and an offbeat young lady who finds herself teamed with Constantine after she is marked for death by a powerful demon. With the ability to see the supernatural world among us, she becomes a key player in the battle between good and evil.
- Josh Wilding
The HeyUGuys Interview: Brendan Fraser talks Escape from Planet Earth
7 March 2014 3:00 AM, PST
This weekend sees the release of Escape from Planet Earth, a family film that follows a hapless alien who’s trapped on the dangerous Planet Earth, and his attempt to escape a horrible fate at the hands of the humans. Brendan Fraser provides the voice of Scorch Supernova, the blue-skinned extraterrestrial hero, in a role that sees the loveable actor continue his run of family-friendly movies after Furry Vengeance and Inkheart, and as an aside to his more independent, serious fare such as Gimme Shelter and Breakout.
When we spoke with the actor we expected a straight-forward interview. How very wrong we were; the following conversation includes some singing, a bit of ice cream tasting, and a dash of Charlie Chaplin, proving why Fraser is the go-to guy if you’re looking to give your movie some spark. Read on on and enjoy.
Hi Brendan, how are you doing?
- Gary Green
Zorro Heading Back to the Big Screen with a “Dark Knight-Style” Reboot from Chris Boal
7 March 2014 2:46 AM, PST
If you’re someone who believes that Hollywood isn’t coming up with anywhere near enough new and original ideas, then you may want to turn away now!
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are already producing a reboot of the Men in Black franchise, but Sony have now enlisted them to oversee a remake of Zorro as well. The iconic character obviously has a long history in all forms of media, but his last big screen outing was 2005′s The Legend of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas in the title role.
According to Deadline, playwright Chris Boal has signed a deal to pen the screenplay, and the the plan is for Zorro to be less of a traditional swashbuckler in order for there to be a bigger focus on “a Dark Knight-style unveiling of the character with a new backstory, gritty realism and emotional core.”
The site goes on to add that, »
- Josh Wilding
Hunting Down The Americans – On Set in New York
7 March 2014 2:29 AM, PST
Not to sound paranoid, but I’m convinced my phone’s been tapped. Not on an ongoing basis, you understand, just a one off, but it’s hard to shake off that nagging feeling. I suppose that’s what I get for having a pre-arranged, transatlantic phone call with a former CIA agent.
Ok, maybe that’s a little crazy, but the agent in question, series creator and show runner of The Americans, Joe Weisberg is still very much in contact with the Agency, and still has to submit scripts for security approval before they’re shot. A fact that amuses and interests his writing partner, Joel Fields.
“We write our scripts together so it’s always amusing,” Weisberg explains, “Whenever a script comes back from that and they just write the script has been approved, he wants to know what they think, ‘did they like it? Can’t you »
- Ben Mortimer
First Official Stills From 24: Live Another Day Released
7 March 2014 1:54 AM, PST
It’s fair to say that the return of 24 is one of 2014′s most highly anticipated television events, especially after an unresolved cliffhanger ending to season eight and years worth of talks about a big screen follow-up which came to nothing again and again.
There are plenty of familiar faces below, including Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Mary Lynn Rajskub as a very different looking Chloe O’Brian, William Devane as President James Heller, and Kim Raver as Audrey Raines.
However, these stills (which come courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) also introduce us to Michael Wincott as Adrian Cross, Giles Matthey as Joran Reeds, Yvonne Strahovski as Kate Morgan, Gbenga Akinnagbe as Erik Ritter, Tate Donovan as White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau, and Benjamin Bratt as Steve Harris.
24: Live Another Day is set to debut in the Us with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, May 5th.
Click the images below to enlarge. »
- Josh Wilding
Hit Video Game The Last of Us Coming to the Big Screen from Producer Sam Raimi
6 March 2014 1:11 PM, PST
Critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 video game The Last of Us is getting the big screen treatment, with Screen Gems agreeing to distribute a live-action version of the already extremely cinematic story. Neil Druckmann, the creative director for the game, will write the script on behalf of developers Naughty Dog.
The Last of Us will be produced by Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, along with Druckmann and game director Bruce Straley. Interestingly, Sam Raimi is also set to produce the adaptation through his Ghost House Pictures banner. That makes sense due to the horror elements of the game that this movie is based on.
The Last of Us follows survivors Joel and Ellie on their journey through a radically transformed world, 20 years »
- Josh Wilding
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