13 items from 2011
Here at Tmp, we’re a bunch of movie nerds...Seems like a no-brainer, but as such, we tend to have unique items on our Christmas lists. So if you’ve got a movie buff that you need to shop for this Christmas, maybe our own individual wishlists will aid you in finding that perfect gift.
The reason it took so long for me to write something down on my wish list is not lack of wanting something, but it is because I want everything. However, since we are not writing a novel, I did manage to narrow it down to two things:
I love Anthony Hopkins! He is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, older Hollywood actors. The man is undoubtedly a living legend in the film world. What Hopkins fan would not want an autographed photo from Silence of the Lambs? As a bonus, this »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Getting into the superhuman shape required to play Greek gods and heroes was no easy feat for the men of Tarsem Singh’s upcoming Immortals. But listening to British actor Luke Evans, who plays Zeus, the grueling workouts were nothing compared to the temptation of the craft services table. “It was just full of bad stuff, which I thought was just evil, considering we had to keep in shape,” Evans said while promoting the film at San Diego Comic-Con. “They had plenty of candy on their craft table, we just had to stay away from it.”
Evans as Zeus
But it wasn’t a solo fight for Evans and Olympian co-stars Kellan Lutz (Poseidon) and newcomer Corey Sevier (Apollo), along with Henry Cavill and Stephen Dorff, who while playing mere mortals were still expected to get into godly shape. “We »
- Ned Ehrbar
Hollywood needs a hit
Actually, Hollywood needs a bunch of hits.
Actually, Hollywood needs a bunch of big, fat, through-the-roof hits.
And with the summer – and the year – half over, the time to come up with them is running out.
The movie business finished 2010 with the second highest domestic box office on record: $10.2 billion. But this was a misleading, oh, let’s call it a “symptom.” That ten billion and change was like the midpoint in every episode of House where the brilliant diagnostician thinks he’s figured out what’s ailing this week’s guest star, his team begins treatment, and, just as the patient seems to be getting better and the regulars are congratulating each other on the save…the patient throws a conniption fit, thrashing around on the bed and spitting up blood.
Part of that ten billion-plus came from a nearly 20% hike in average tickets prices »
- Bill Mesce
An awesome new trailer for the upcoming film, Immortals, due out on 11th November this year, has gone up over at RyanSeacrest.com, and it has plenty of epic new footage to add to the first trailer we saw back in April.
Tarsem Singh will be returning as director five years on from his film, The Fall, and after largely financing that film himself, the $115m. budget for Immortals is a substantial increase, and so far, it looks like the money has been put to great use.
Immortals has got a great cast with a mix of rising stars and established talent, including Henry Cavill (The Tudors, the upcoming Man of Steel), Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans, and the upcoming The Three Musketeers and The Hobbit), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), John Hurt (Alien, V For Vendetta), and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2). And it will give us »
- Kenji Lloyd
Comic Con announcements are gearing up, and Relativity Films has a whole slate of films to bring to comic book fans this year. Check out the full list and panel times after the jump.
Release: September 9, 2011
and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik (Sinqua Walls) stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the party mood quickly evaporates. Assuming the injury was caused by a freak wake-boarding accident, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake, and fast. But as they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face onegrisly death after another, »
The second update but absolutely not the last. We have yet to hear from the major networks, Syfy, TNT or USA about their panels. More to the point, we have yet to hear from Comic-Con, at least as to the official schedule.
As you may know, they resold the returned 4-day passes on Friday, and those sold out within a couple of hours. It likely only took that long because only a certain number of people could be purchasing at one time. Returned one day tickets will go on sale shortly; if you’re interested in attempting to be amongst the lucky few who will achieve tickets, you must be following Comic-Con on Twitter for the latest updates
Information added to this update includes Locke & Key, Dexter, Shameless, Homeland, Archer, Wilfred, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Shark Night 3D, Haywire, The Raven, Immortals, Thanks to THR »
- Erin Willard
A trailer for Tarsem Singh's Immortals was recently screened at WonderCon which will hopefully surface online at some point in the near future. In this interview with Comingsoon.net, Luke Evans (The Three Musketeers) and Henry Cavill (Superman)share their thoughts on the script and working with the director Tarsem Singh! Meeting with Tarsem and signing on for the movie Henry Cavill: I received a script that was very much in its infancy and worked from there. My agent said, "You've got to meet this director. You've got to, got to, got to." I said, "Okay, fine. I'll do it." I went in and met with Tarsem and fell in love almost immediately. What a man. Infectious energy. He showed me all the concept art and walked me through his vision for the movie. He just blew me away. I walked out of that room really wanting to be a part of it. »
A 'ballet who?' ballyhoo flares up over Portman's Oscar-winning Black Swan performance, just as the DVD comes out in the Us
Our journalistic colleagues in home news and business are used to juggling with conflicting sets of figures: crime statistics that arrive in the morning and are turned on their head by mid-afternoon; rival measures of inflation, house price indices and the like. We on the film desk don't feel quite so at home in these number-flinging fact fights, especially when half of the argument seems to be taking place in French. Our heads hurt. What's it to be? First of all we had Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman's choreographer partner for her Oscar-winning performance in the weird ballet film Black Swan, responding to accusations that she had taken undue credit for her dance double's work: "Honestly, 85% of that movie is Natalie." The double, according to Millepied, »
Around here, I’ve found if you want to grab people’s attention, open with a bit about Gale Harold. The bad boy of Queer As Folk has been cast in The CW pilot The Secret Circle. He’s a heterosexual love interest, and we don’t know if the pilot includes a gay character at all, but Kevin Williamson is running the show, so there’s always hope. And I’ll be happy just watching Harold onscreen next to Thomas Dekker.
That same casting article notes that Daneel Ackles (formerly Harris) has been cast as one of the lesbians in I Hate That I Love You. I find it hard to imagine that a show centered around introducing a lesbian couple could be devoid of gay men, so I nominate Daneel’s real life husband Jensen Ackles to play the hot gay friend.
It only took a week or »
- Ed Kennedy
She has been under consideration for the role of a "street-smart Gotham girl" - see my earlier report for suggestions on who that might be.
According to Latino Review, Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Vantage Point, upcoming Clash of the Titans 2) is under consideration, while Deadline is reporting that Michael Shannon (Vanilla Sky, Revolutionary Road) is a contender.
- David Bentley
FilmNation Entertainment and Likely Story have cast Hollywood’s latest leading-man, British actor Luke Evans (Tamara Drewe) to star in the action-thriller The Amateur American. Written and to be directed by Ross Katz, The Amateur American is scheduled to shoot in Europe in September.
Based on the novel of the same title by J. Saunders Elmore, The Amateur American is written and will be directed by DGA-wga Winner Katz, previously helmed HBO Films’ Taking Chance, who also produced such indie flicks as In the Bedroom and Lost In Translation. This thriller is about a young American living in Paris who accepts a job working for a shadowy employer and soon finds himself framed for murder and caught up in a deadly game of espionage, blackmail, and deceit.
- Nikola Mraovic
FilmNation Entertainment is building the action-thriller The Amateur American around British actor Luke Evans. The pic, written and to be directed by Ross Katz, is scheduled to shoot in September. It's another case of a financier speculating on an actor it thinks will turn into one of the next young stars, and also another in a growing trend of offshore thesps tapped to play Americans. That has become a regular occurrence in superhero movies from Batman to Superman and Spider-Man, among others. What has happened to the American action hero gene pool? FilmNation was sold on Evans after watching his work in its just-wrapped The Raven, in which he starred alongside John Cusack. Evans also played Apollo in Clash of the Titans, plays Zeus in the upcoming Immortals, and Aramis in The Three Musketeers.Writer-director Katz produced such indie films as In The Bedroom and Lost In Translation, and made »
- MIKE FLEMING
Exclusive: CAA has signed HBO True Blood star Joe Manganiello and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief star Logan Lerman. Both actors have followed their agent, Kami Putnam-Heist, who moved from Wme to CAA on January 3rd as scooped by Deadline. At the time, she brought only 127 Hours star James Franco with her. Manganiello is reputedly a possible candidate for the Zack Snyder-directed Superman film that Chris Nolan is producing. Lerman next stars in the Summit/Constantine film The Three Musketeers, and was also in James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma. »
- MIKE FLEMING
13 items from 2011
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