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Ichabod Crane’s jug-band Christmas gets off to a less than merry start in this week’s Sleepy Hollow, and can you blame the guy for not wanting to dig into the figgy pudding or sip the wassail?
If your first Thanksgiving in the 21st century were marked by finding out about a son whom your trapped-bound wife never thought to mention, you might not be all that into decking the halls, either. And what Crane discovers about his chip off the ol’chabod this week is enough to put any dad in a funk that would last long past Groundhog Day. »
- Kimberly Roots
Warner Bros. will release the first trailer for the Doug Liman-directed, Tom Cruise-led sci-fi thriller "Edge of Tomorrow" later this month. Before that though, three new photos have been released which you can check out below.
The story has Cruise as a soldier in an army fighting of an invading alien race. Killed within minutes, he's forced to fight and die over and over in a "Groundhog Day"-style scenario. The film is slated to open in June.
- Garth Franklin
Originally called All You Need Is Kill (and based on the Manga of the same name), Doug Liman's (Go, The Bourne Identity) Edge of Tomorrow sees Tom Cruise once again entering sci-fi territory as a soldier caught in a Groundhog Day type scenario while battling a fearsome alien race. A new viral twitter account, Embedded Udf, has gone live, giving us some new, action heavy images from the movie, as well as promising the first trailer this Wednesday. The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
From the Great British Bake Off to Downton Abbey to The Call Centre, no show is safe from the Santa-hat black hole
In early December, when the big fat Radio Times arrives in the shops and Twitter is taken over by festive hysteria, I start to worry about the ensuing two weeks of bad television, and begin hoarding box sets to see me through until January. I hate TV Christmas specials. Yes, that's right, call me the Grinch and hide all the red Starbucks cups: I hate them all. Even Downton Abbey, Top of the Pops, and "classics" such as The Vicar of Dibley and Only Fools and Horses. And don't try to plead with me by shoving a DVD of that final episode of The Office in my face. I hate that too.
As anyone who has ever found themselves away from home on 25 December knows, other people's Christmases are boring. »
- Issy Sampson
"When you read about the scene you see this mania for authenticity," says Joel Coen, describing what enticed him and his brother Ethan into making Inside Llewyn Davis, a film about folksingers in Greenwich Village just before Bob Dylan touched down and took off. But Coen isn't really praising the folksingers' authenticity – it's their mania that fascinates him. In the very next sentence he goes on: "You have these guys like Elliott Adnopoz, the son of a neurosurgeon from Queens, calling himself Ramblin' Jack Elliott. In the film we have »
This is where we start a war. We'll lose friends, and cause controversy. Because somewhere on this list below is something you're dying to see. In fact, you might be fanatical about some of these inclusions (Christopher Nolan fans, we're staring straight at you). But it's inevitable. And unavoidable. Hollywood is releasing hundreds of movies in 2014. Some of them will be good. Some of them will be bad. And some will be box office disasters. In compiling this list, we're not declaring that all, or even any, of these movies will be unwatchable. Some will be quite good. Maybe even a masterpiece or a classic in the making. There are a few that we're desperate to see ourselves. We really want them to succeed. But every movie here is a risk taker. And some of this shit? Hollywood should clearly know better. These are the 14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014.
Thanksgiving is a specifically and peculiarly American occasion and although we on this side of the pond are generally aware of it, either because of films like Free Birds, or because of a healthy interest in Us sports, or through the avalanche of Thanksgiving-themed tweets from those we follow within the Twittersphere, it tends to pass us by.
But in the interests of North Atlantic harmony and in order to try to extend an olive branch of fraternity and put all that Boston Tea Party business behind us, it seemed appropriate to acknowledge and even celebrate Thanksgiving by sharing a few things for which we can all be thankful – American, British and everything else besides.
We could list all of the films we are thankful for, but that would take a while. We could say we are grateful for certain actors or directors, but in such matters of taste and »
- Dave Roper
I'll admit that I was skeptical about Ray William Johnson's directorial debut, Riley Rewind. The =3 host has built his YouTube reputation almost entirely on one series, and I wasn't sure how well his ability to riff on viral videos would translate to a feature-length presentation. That being said, Johnson has recently released a pair of trailers for Riley Rewind, and I must admit that the film looks pretty good. Riley Rewind will star Johnson's girlfriend, Anna Akana, as a high school time traveler who must stop a bomb from destroying her school. The film is the first major production released by the couple's studio, Runaway Machine, which was recently renamed from Runaway Planet to avoid copyright issues with a bluegrass band of the same name. The film's second trailer gives us a good idea of its basic style, and it seems like Riley Rewind will have a balanced combination of science fiction, »
- Sam Gutelle
I often put on Film 4 knowing that there will be a decent film showing, whether it be a romantic comedy or a thriller, a modern flick or a timeless classic. Sometimes though, the film playing doesn’t hold my attention, and I eventually fall asleep. Even great films which I know I should watch, like Ice Cold In Alex, or Beverly Hills Cop. Or Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day is great isn’t it? Okay, I’ve never fallen asleep during Groundhog Day. But recently I put on Film 4 and found that the movie which was playing was truly great. And there was no way I was going to fall asleep whilst it was on. Black Rain.
Black Rain is a 1989 American action-thriller, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Douglas as a New York City cop. The film revolves around Michael Douglas’ character, Detective Nick Conklin, as he tries to »
- Jon Lovatt
Hello, everyone, and Happy Almost Thanksgiving! Do we know to give thanks next week for Carlton? Because by now we should all be well aware that, without Witchiepoo, this show would be a Groundhog Day–style whirling dervish of repetitive Richards-on-Vanderpump misdeeds, with nary a magic ball in sight, and haven’t we all reached our limits when it comes to the static predictability of Kim and Kyle? Kim is a damaged husk of a former child star who owns a dog that will one day take her life, and Kyle is the worst human being who has ever lived. This won’t change. They won’t change. On with the black magick!Sadly, other things happened in this week’s episode before we learned that Carlton Used To practice the dark arts before she had children. That means: Basically, Carlton used to kill people with her mind, using spells »
- Julie Klausner
Jackson Ball presents his five essential Bill Murray roles...
There are few comedy acts in Hollywood as beloved and respected as Bill Murray. Over a career spanning nearly 40 years, he has been consistently delivering his dry wit and expert timing to cinema-goers everywhere. Where many of his counterparts have occasionally lowered themselves with cheap laughs and half-hearted performances, Murray rarely gives anything less than his A-game.
Fresh off of his Saturday Night Live success, Murray plays an integral part to this comedy classic. As the unhinged groundsman, locked in perpetual combat with a mischievous gopher, Murray is allowed to let loose his sillier side, rather than his usual brand of dry sarcasm.
“In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, gopher’.”
The finest of several wonderful collaborations with Wes Anderson, »
- Gary Collinson
There's one simple reason we watch comedies, and that's to laugh. So, let's face it, a comedy doesn't need a perfect plot, sharp editing, or great camerawork to be considered a classic. But that doesn't mean movie mistakes are any less annoying. Great comedies like "Groundhog Day" and "Anchorman" can easily brush off the occasional continuity error, though there's no guarantee we, as viewers, will just overlook them.
In that spirit, check out the gallery below for 19 comedy "oops" moments. As usual, all photos are courtesy of moviemistakes.com »
- Jonny Black
You.ve seen lovers come together on Valentine.s Day, Bill Murray.s life loop around itself in Groundhog Day, and sorority girls get slashed in Black Christmas. And now comes the day of remembrance movie you.ve all been waiting for: Bastille Day. Okay, so it.s more of a terrorist thriller than it is a holiday extravaganza, but we.re still pretty excited, because Idris Elba will be sitting at the head of the table having signed on to lead the film, which comes to us from Vendome Pictures and Anonymous Content. In Bastille Day, a young American boy is the prime suspect for an attack that took place on the Paris metro, and it is the duty of a U.S. operative (presumably Elba) to interrogate the kid before eventually making him "disappear," as to avoid shaming the U.S. government. But while the boy is in »
On TV this Friday: The Neighbors visit Shark Tank, Grimm deals with some huffing and puffing, MasterChef finds its Junior victor, Pete’s Christmas comes early and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Larissa returns from Kyoto and meets Samantha at a Japanese festival in New York. Meanwhile, the award for our favorite line from an episode description this week goes to “Samantha seduces an acrobatic Ninja. »
- Misha Solomon
Time to make another trip to movie “rom-com” land once more. Now let’s keep a stiff upper lip, since it’s set in jolly ole’ England, which as Roger Miller’s song says “swing like a pendulum do”! Okay, what are they offering across the pond? Seems they’ve tossed a big dollop of fantasy into the mix, namely time travel! Well that’s been used before in an effort to get couples together, from the McFly saga to Time After Time and Kate And Leopold. What if I tell you this new flick is from Richard Curtis the droll, witty writer behind Notting Hill and Four Weddings And A Funeral. Oh, and this is his third directorial effort after Pirate Radio and the cult classic Love Actually. Hopefully that will pique your interest. Enough background info, let’s talk about his latest. Hey, it’s About Time.
- Jim Batts
The creator of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Love Actually" wanders into "Groundhog Day" territory with his latest romance. "About Time" is about time travel and how it might be applied to finding and winning over Ms. Right when love at first sight needs a second chance.
Who wouldn't like a second or third shot at making a killer first impression with a potential mate? That's the possibility that Dad (Bill Nighy) presents to his son Tim (Domhnall Gleeson). The men in their family can sneak off into a closet or somewhere hidden, clench their fists, and wish their way back to a moment they'd love to relive.
"Try and do something ... interesting," Dad suggests. No, you can't assassinate Hitler.
The magic of this Richard Curtis movie is in both the comical ways that gift comes in handy, and in the romantic and emotional ones.
Clumsy, awkward Tim tests »
Will Smith is set to star in the Groundhog Day-esque science-fiction thriller Selling Time… probably. There’s no official deal in place yet, but Smith is reportedly very close to signing on to screenwriter Dan McDermott’s story about a man who trades seven years of his own life expectancy for the opportunity to relive the worst day of his life, presumably while also attempting to fix it. However, Smith has been attached to the project once before several years ago, eventually moving on due to scheduling conflicts, so it’s unclear whether he’ll actually make it this »
Written by Brandy Bunce, MoreHorror.com
Based off the title of this film I was a bit hesitant of how good of a film it would be, with the exception of The Conjuring, paranormal based horror/thrillers have let me down recently, especially after I saw the film stars Abigail Breslin. Thankfully this film did not disappoint in terms of creativity and breaking Breslin from the Little Miss Sunshine shadow that follows her now in her teenage years.
Directed by Vincenzo Natali who is no stranger to the genre with the cult classic Cube, he successfully confused his audience while sparking their curiosity enough to want to see more throughout this film. I will say the beginning of this film is slightly confusing until close to the end when all the pieces finally start to come together. Yes, go ahead and groan, it’s one of those films that forces you to think. »
Will Smith certainly needs a career boost. His last film, the M. Night Shyamlan-directed After Earth, was a critical and box office failure and Men in Black 3, although surpassing $500 million at the box office, met with mixed reviews.
With his involvement in ID Forever - Part 1 in the air, Smith is now in talks to star in the Groundhog Day-inspired supernatural thriller Selling Time, which focuses on a "man who can relive the worst day of his life but in doing so knocking off seven years of his life."
At one point, Will Smith had the star power to make or break a film and he is maybe the most charismatic actor working in Hollywood today. Hopefully Selling Time can halt the slide. »
- Gary Collinson
Roland Emmerich may be preparing for the worst with two versions of “Independence Day 2” (one with Will Smith and one without) but at least one thing remains clear: the “After Earth” star hasn't grown sick yet of the sci-fi genre with a newly announced project on his plate, while elsewhere Tim Roth and Gérard Depardieu plan to delve into soccer's behind-the-scenes dealings and Michael K. Williams switches sides of the law. Notoriously picky in his choice of starring roles and tending toward material with more commercial prospects, Will Smith has decided to firmly stay the course with his latest project, “Selling Time.” Scripted by Dan McDermott (“Eagle Eye”), the familiar-sounding film centers around a man who cuts seven years off his life so that he can relive the worst day of his life over and over again. So "Groundhog Day" meets "Source Code?" No word on exactly how or why »
- Charlie Schmidlin
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