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There’s a lot to be said about the look of Epic, which is quite amazing. Reportedly, the animation artists spent thousands upon thousands of hours working on this movie and that’s not hard to believe. Much of the CG animation looks quite life-like at times. But while the movie is great to look at, it gives us a story which is less than inspired and not all that different from those good vs. evil tales we all grew up on.
During a visit with her estranged father Professor Bomba (Jason Sudeikis), 17-year old Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) ends up getting miniaturized in the forest and meets up with the Leafmen, a group of warriors battling to save their home from the evil Mandrake (Christoph Waltz), who wants to destroy the forest because… well, because he can. In order to get back home, Mary Katherine (who goes by M. »
- Ben Kenber
Thor’s little brother Liam Hemsworth, who can currently be seen in the “Hunger Games” franchise as the third wheel in the Katniss-Peeta adventures, will next be stepping out of the shadows to front his own movie as the star of Relativity’s “Aurora Rising”, based on a script by Christian Gudegast. The Aussie actor will play “a Southern California surfer turned military fighter pilot who, after acing a complicated and messy first combat mission, gets recruited to be part of an elite team to test the next generation of aircraft. This happens just as an international conflict begins to escalate.” Sounds a bit like “Top Gun”. With surfboards. If Hemsworth is ever going to match (or even surpass) big brother in the Hollywood movie star game, this might be his big chance. Of course, no one’s going to flock to see this thing for “that other Hemsworth”. The material has to be aces. »
The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth is set to star in a new action-adventure film called Aurora Rising. Hemsworth will play a "Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot and after a messy combat mission, is recruited to be part of an elite team to test a new generation of aircraft just as an international conflict begins."
The movie is set up at Relativity Media, and the script comes from Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart). There's no director attached yet, but it sounds like it could be a decent film. I've always been fascinated with the military's airforce, and it should be interesting to see what they end up doing with this, and what kind of technology these new jets have. I imagine the movie will somewhat try to mimic the Top Gun formula.
Source: THR (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/liam-hemsworth-star-aurora-rising-525664?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm »
- Joey Paur
Thanks to the success of The Hunger Games in particular, Liam Hemsworth has plenty of offers coming in. He’s just taken on the role of a fighter pilot in action adventure pic Aurora Rising.From the sounds of it, this could be a Top Gun-style role for the Aussie actor, because he’ll be playing a surfer-turned-ace fighter pilot who becomes embroiled in a messy combat mission.In the aftermath of that opening skirmish, he’s recruited to be part of an elite team testing a new generation of aircraft: planes that will come in handy, since there’s a new international conflict just on the horizon. And yes, we're also having flashbacks to Stealth but we're sure this will be very different.Relativity Media is backing this one, and has a script in hand from Christian Gudegast, who wrote Vin Diesel thriller A Man Apart. There’s »
Later this year, The Hunger Games franchise star Liam Hemsworth shares the screen with acting giants Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in Paranoia, hitting theaters on August 16th. And Hemsworth is continuing his rise to A-list status as THR reports he will be leading a film called Aurora Rising for Relativity Media. In a story that might have flares of Point Break, the film follows a Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot. But after a messy combat mission, he's recruited to be part of an elite team testing a new kind of aircraft at the dawn of an international conflict. So Top Gun meets Red Dawn? It's unclear where this international threat comes from, but Hemsworth seems to be following in the footsteps of his brother, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, who tackled the remake of Red Dawn a few years ago (it sat on the shelf until it »
- Ethan Anderton
Are you feeling the need for speed? Sure that would be a Top Gun reference, but for a brand new generation the Fast & Furious flicks have plenty of speed to feed those in need. With the upcoming Fast & Furious 6, there is a whole new level of over-the-top action and hottie bootie shakin. which will please fans of Fast Five . the previous installment that arguably reinvigorated this testosterone fueled franchise in a oh so satisfying way. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle »
If you're a sucker for a lady or gent in uniform—you're welcome. In honor of Armed Forces Day today, where we thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country, we've decided to put together a fine (and we mean fine) group of celebs that have taken on a role in a film which required them to suit up in uniform. From Channing Tatum in Jump Street and Tom Cruise in Top Gun to Rihanna in Battleship and Demi Moore in A Few Good Man, there are plenty of hot stars in uniform for you to enjoy on this special day. »
ABC has officially ordered the Avengers spinoff Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for its fall schedule. The show won’t actually feature too many characters from Avengers — with one rather notable exception. As Marvel godfather Joss Whedon announced many months ago, the show will feature the return of Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson. Of course, as we all know, Coulson appeared to die in The Avengers. And by “appeared to die” I mean “Yes, of course, they could have faked his death, but we saw blood running out of his mouth, and his death formed the emotional core of the film’s third act. »
- Darren Franich
While at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, we had the chance to sit down with Billy Weber, Terrence Malick’s longtime editor. Beginning his editing career on the cult horror flick “Messiah of Evil,” Weber went on to work with directors ranging from Malick to Martin Scorsese (“Taxi Driver”) to Tony Scott (“Top Gun”). Meeting Malick as an editing assistant on “Badlands,” the two have become decades-long friends and worked together on four more films spanning over forty years -- “Days of Heaven,” “The Thin Red Line” and “The Tree of Life.” Being close to the enigmatic director, Weber gave us some insight on Malick’s upcoming projects, although Weber won’t be involved in either, and laid some rumors to rest. As we shared last week, Weber revealed that Malick is working on a director’s cut for "The Tree of Life.” Here are a few more »
- Diana Drumm
Nothing goes with a star-studded movie like a a star-studded soundtrack. Whether totally original or a roundup of remakes and classics, a well-timed soundtrack plastered with A-list musicians seems destined to climb the charts. "The Great Gatsby" is the lastest film to go this route, with a music lineup curated by Jay-z and a track list that features Jack White, will.i.am, Florence + the Machine and Beyonce.
We'll see in the coming days whether "Gatsby" can match the success of former chart-toppers like "Top Gun," "Garden State" and the "Twilight" entries. In the meantime, here's a look back at a few of those star-friendly movie-music smorgasbords.
- The Huffington Post
Last month, Tom Cruise was able to watch the box office feed, give himself a little shoulder punch and rest assured he's totally still got it as his journey into "Oblivion" owned its opening weekend and renewed his tenure as Tinsel Town's "Top Gun."
He's been the driver on a buncha hit one-shot action flicks like this over the years, but he's somehow stayed a one-franchise man with "Mission: Impossible." And since the marrow's not completely sucked outta that bone just yet, it's time for round five.
Cruise has now inked a deal to return as America's favorite stunty spy-hunter Ethan Hunt for "Mission: Impossible 5."
Impossible, you say? ... Nah, too easy.
Collectively, the previous four installments have earned seven hundred million some-odd smackers since the 1996 opener (over a billion with a "B" with inflation adjustments) so basically ...
... Of course he's still in to star, home skillet, and he'll be producing that thang too. »
- Amanda Bell
Everyone seems just as pumped for the Jay-z-produced soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" as they are for the flick itself. But before we look ahead at what The Hova has in store for what we can only imagine will be the coolest-ever soundtrack to something you were forced to read in high school, let's look back at some of the all-time great movie songs.
Feature by Adam D'Arpino
20. Three 6 Mafia: 'Hard Out Here For a Pimp' ('Hustle & Flow')
Three 6 Mafia took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for this jam that confirmed what we had all already suspected: Pimpin' ain't easy. Terrence Howard and Taryn Manning's performances in "Hustle & Flow" were stellar, but there's little doubt that Three 6 Mafia's Oscar appearance, combined with host Jon Stewart's verbal Oscar tally ("Three 6 Mafia 1, Martin Scorcese 0") is what everyone remembers most about the movie. »
- NextMovie Staff
Look out Mission Impossible fans, a fifth movie is coming your way.
Deadline have confirmed today that 50-year-old A-lister Tom Cruise will reprise his role as the super-spy Ethan Hunt in a fourth sequel for Paramount and Skydance Pictures, which the Cruiser will once again also produce. No official release date has been confirmed yet, though a late 2014 or early 2015 release seems likely. Plot details are being kept under-wraps as of now as are other potential returning characters.
No writer or director is being officially spoken of yet but Deadline suggest Jack Reacher’s Christopher McQuarrie is favourite to land the gig, which would seem a good bet. McQuarrie also wrote Valkyrie for Cruise and Bryan Singer in 2008 and recently was being setup to scribe a decades-later Top Gun sequel for Cruise before director Tony Scott’s passing.
It is likely that Mission: Impossible 5 will be set straight after »
- Dean Beirne
Deanna Durbin assesses her own movie stardom: Private individual vs. public persona [See previous post: "Deanna Durbin: Less-Than-Rosy Hollywood Memories."] While researching Deanna Durbin for this article, what impressed me the most — besides her beatific singing voice — was her clear-headed appraisal of her own popularity, and by extension, of fame in general. Much to her credit, she apparently never believed her own publicity. In fact, Durbin’s is probably the most incisive, bluntly honest assessment of the appeal of any celebrity who, like her, at an early age became associated with a public persona — from Betty Bronson and Jackie Coogan in the ’20s, Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney in the ’30s, Margaret O’Brien and Jane Powell in the ’40s, and Debbie Reynolds and Sandra Dee in the ’50s to Macauley Culkin, Daniel Radcliffe, Zac Efron, Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Lautner in the last two decades. As illustrations of the sort of publicity enveloping Deanna Durbin in her heyday, »
- Andre Soares
It's no secret Terrence Malick loads his casts with talent only to see roles significantly cut down or removed entirely. The Playlist has dedicated features to it and yesterday they received word that perhaps some of what was removed from Malick's The Tree of Life may still see the light of day. Speaking with Tree of Life editor Billy Weber, who has edited everything from Top Gun to The Love Guru, at the TCM Film Festival he said of Tree, "I don't even know the total amount of footage that was shot, it was a huge amount of film, because he shot so many scenes. And I'm pretty sure he's doing a director's cut DVD of Tree of Life, and that will have some of those scenes deleted placed back in." When it comes to the amount of footage shot, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki told Les Cahiers du Cinema way back »
- Brad Brevet
Decision time approaches. Over the next couple weeks, broadcast networks will pick their new shows as they ready their fall schedule presentations to advertisers in New York (the upfronts get underway May 13). Here’s an updated look at the pilots they’ve shot in their quest to find the next hits. Pilots that have been greenlit to series we’ll mark in green (such as The CW’s Tvd spinoff The Originals, which received an early pickup last week). Updates to come…
- Lynette Rice and James Hibberd
Here is an interview with Amy Reeder, former artist for DC Comics’ Batwoman, Supergirl, and Madame Xanadu. She is about to work on a creator owned project for Image Comics called Rocket Girl with Brandon Montclare, her former editor on Madame Xanadu. I caught up with Reeder and talked about her influences, work on Batwoman, the differences between creator owned and mainstream work, and who she would cast in Batwoman movie.
SoS: What is the first comic you remember reading?
Amy Reeder: It was Chynna Clugston’s Blue Monday. It was at the tail end of college. My sister-in-law was reading comics so I read her Blue Monday. [On starting reading comics late] I started really late just because it didn’t feel really accessible. I didn’t know how to get into comics. It seemed like it was just for guys. I wasn’t super girly, but I wasn’t a tomboy or anything. »
- Logan Dalton
"Brace for Impact" must have been a reference for the one made by the arrival of Air Force Colonel Kat Young, played by Brooke Shields.
Brace yourself was good advice because there was little to nothing to like about her. From the moment she arrived, she was nothing but a pain in the ass. Of course, I'm sure there will be some side story coming down the pike that makes us like her (hello, Jackie Clarke!), but for right now, she's going to be on my radar.
Seriously? The one time Joan makes David a priority, the new beyotch arrives on base and makes Joan feel like a failure. That's ridiculous. As much as I have enjoyed Army Wives season 7, I have to give two thumbs down to the writers for making that the entrance of the new character. The Army/Air Force football fight is plenty to worry about, »
- email@example.com (Carissa Pavlica)
Even before Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" opened in North America on Thursday night, the 50-year-old must have been grinning his famous grin. Before the movie had sold a single ticket here, it was a surefire hit. In his native land, Cruise takes a lot of ribbing, whether for his headline-generating personal life (especially since 2005, the year of the couch-jump) or for the seeming shrinkage of his star-power (again, especially since 2005). The estimated $38.2 million "Oblivion" earned this weekend marked his biggest domestic opening since "Mission: Impossible III" seven years ago. Some will call it a comeback, others will call it a fluke or last hurrah from a middle-aged action hero desperately trying to hold on to his relevance in an industry that relentlessly moves on to the next big (young) thing. But the truth is, Cruise has been a remarkably consistent box office winner, even since he started raising eyebrows eight »
- Gary Susman
After the box office bomb that was "Rock of Ages" (which nearly lost over $20 million) and a well-publicized divorce, Tom Cruise's career seemed headed toward oblivion.Ironically, that's the title of Tom's stylish new sci-fi flick, which opens in theaters today. Thankfully, Tom returns to a role he plays best: action star."Oblivion" is set in post-apocalyptic 2077. Alien Scavengers (Scavs) destroyed the moon during their invasion. Nuclear warfare and natural disasters have ravaged Earth. Most of humankind has resettled on Jupiter's moon Titan. Only a handful of humans remain on Earth, under the protection of the Tet, a orbital space station.One of those remaining humans is Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), a sort of repairman. He's tasked with the mundane job of maintaining automated drones that protect hydrorigs, giant resource gatherers that will help mankind on Titan. His sole companion is his wife/communications officer Victoria (Andrea Riseborough), who »
- tooFab Staff
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