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When it comes to making movies, it is impossible to please everyone. The internet proves that point everyday as it provides multiple forums in which any audience member can be a critic. As the movie-going public, we can rely on the evaluations of our peers to make the ever important decision of whether or not to buy that ticket or purchase that Blu-ray. At least, that’s the theory.
In practice, we end up seeing negative assessments of films that practically everyone loves that leave us scratching our heads. How can a movie beloved by so many be so strongly hated by a very vocal minority? There are the obvious trolls to watch out for and skim right past, but not all of the oddly negative reviews are insincere and designed to start an online mudslinging session.
Many of them are written in earnest, making the width of the range of opinion seem unfathomable. »
- Sean Gerber
<< Continued from Summer Forecast: #1 - 1213. The Fault in our Stars (June 6): As usual, there's not a ton of compelling content for women this Summer. One exception to that is The Fault in Our Stars, which is a romantic drama based off the popular John Green novel. The trailer has over 15 million views on YouTube*in line with most would-be blockbusters*and star Shailene Woodley is coming off a break-out role in Divergent. Look for this to be a solid hit as well. (Domestic: $120 million, Foreign: $55 million)14. Deliver Us From Evil (July 2): Horror movies can provide a nice alternative to all of the big-budget spectacle, R-rated humor, and animated fare that dominates multiplexes during the Summer months. Last year's The Conjuring was a surprise hit with $137.4 million; if anything is going to match that this year, its Deliver Us from Evil. The strong trailer features a lengthy, very frightening »
- Ray Subers <email@example.com>
With Edge Of Tomorrow just around the corner, we've landed an exclusive new poster showing off Emily Blunt in full-on action mode. A futuristic sci-fi, the film sees Blunt playing soldier Rita, who's involved in a war against evil aliens. She's caught up in a sinister time loop affecting hero Lt Bill Cage (Tom Cruise), who's forced to relive the same event over and over again, Groundhog Day-style. And as you can see from the poster, things are not looking good for the humans. Sing it with us now... the Louvre, the Louvre, the Louvre is...
- Josh Winning
It’s mid-April – which means it’s time for a slew of articles covering Anaheim’s WonderCon: aka the mini, nicer, friendlier Comic-Con. I’ll be recapping all the ‘bigger’ panels of the day from Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Sony Pictures hopefully in a moderately timely manner. First up for the day, Warner Brothers previewed their upcoming slate of features starting with Edge Of Tomorrow, the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt "Groundhog Day meets [insert-your-alien-invasion-film-of-choice-here] mash-up." Co-star Bill Paxton was on hand to preview some exclusive footage from the upcoming sci-fi flick and offer insight into its making. For a recap of the footage (hint: there were a lot of explosions), hit the jump. The panel opened with a new trailer for the film. It opens with Tom Cruise in a plane, getting ready to be dropped down into the middle of a war – when the plane is hit and explodes. »
- Tommy Cook
Before the Live Read began, Reitman made an announcement that someone very special was in the packed 600-seat Bing Theatre. It was none other than the original screenwriter of “The Graduate,” Buck Henry. When he stood to say hello, the entire theater gave him a standing ovation.
But there were more surprises in store.
Unlike previous Live Reads, such as “Pulp Fiction” and “Groundhog Day,” Reitman hadn’t announced all of the event’s participants, so it remained a mystery who would be playing the iconic roles of Benjamin Braddock and Mrs. Robinson. Reitman called the readers one by one to take their seats/roles.
- Francesca Bacardi
Though director Jason Reitman has been hosting special events at Lacma with live-readings of various scripts like Groundhog Day and Boogie Nights, but with different actors in the roles, awhile back, we became privy to a different live read that happened at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. NBA all-star Blake Griffin sat down with Paul Scheer, Seth Green, Ralph Garman, Danielle Fishel and Nick Kroll and more for a live script-reading of the 1996 live-action, animated hybrid Space Jam. The result is something truly hilarious and unique, and we hope more of these will happen later. Watch it! Here's just part of the live-reading of Space Jam from the Ucb Theater in La (via Funny or Die): While Reitman is busy taking classic or revered films and creating live-reads, the people at Ucb and Funny or Die could easily do this with cult classics and terrible films. »
- Ethan Anderton
Generally when a group puts on a live read, they pick a script of reverence. An Oscar-winner like The Usual Suspects, a classic comedy like Groundhog Day or Ghostbusters, maybe a stage masterpiece like Glengarry Glen Ross. When Funny or Die does it, they go a little out of the box. They do Space Jam. Michael […]
- Germain Lussier
In the past few years, time loop movies have been making a slight comeback in mainstream Hollywood. The genre is one rarely ventured into, with good reason, but the quality we’ve seen recently has been spectacular. So with baited breath, and fingers cross, I am wholeheartedly looking forward to Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow this summer.
Blunt has been rising through the ranks over the years, making huge strides across a slew of genres with movies like The Adjustment Bureau, Your Sister’s Sister, and Looper, not to mention Disney’s upcoming Into the Woods. She traverses independent and blockbuster movies like few are capable of, and seeing her return to blockbuster territory here is what’s got »
- Kenji Lloyd
The weekend saw the MTV Movie Awards take place, and it’s the perfect time for the big studios to really push their summer tentpoles forward. We’ve no less than 5 brand new TV spots, including the first ones for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Hercules. The trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gives us our first (from behind) look at Splinter and shows off some new footage not seen in the trailer. The film reboots the franchise that has seen varying degrees of popularity over the years.
The second Hercules film of the year also gets a TV spot, and it’s looking far superior to the Kellan Lutz bomb. The next installment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age Of Extinction also made an appearance, suggesting that this could be a very Michael Bay summer since he’s also producer Tmnt. Tom Cruise goes all Groundhog Day in a »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Tonight, during the MTV Movie Awards, Hollywood’s biggest studios took the opportunity to hype up audiences for some of the summer’s biggest releases. Over the course of the evening, we saw new TV spots for blockbusters like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Edge of Tomorrow, Transformers: Age of Extinction and many more.
Honestly, I can’t say that I’m terribly excited for this summer’s offerings, especially when you look at what 2015 has in store for us. If there is one film I’m eager to see though, it’s Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways To Die In The West. As demonstrated in the new TV spot released tonight, it just looks so damn funny. The director hit it out of the park a few years ago with Ted, and I have no doubt that he’ll see similar success with his follow-up.
In regards to the other stuff, »
- Matt Joseph
There were just too many new trailers that premiered during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards to do a single post for each of them so for these next three I'm going with a compiliation post. First up is a new trailer for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow (WB; 6/6) starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in a sci-fi version of Groundhog Day. Here's the new trailer followed by the synopsis. sb id="913685" height="281" width="500" Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. But he awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop. Next is »
- Brad Brevet
More than a few recognizable titles in today's MPAA bulletin beginning with a Cannes Film Festival hopeful in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. Fox Searchlight will distribute the pic, and I'm sure they're hoping for a good showing in the South of France before they set an official release date on what won't be your typical superhero-esque movie. Next is Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow co-starring Emily Blunt as the sci-fi version of Groundhog Day receives a PG-13 ratings as does Warner Bros.'s Godzilla remake. No surprise on either front. And from mutant monsters to medieval dragons, Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon 2 scored a PG rating as did Radius' food documentary Fed Up. I've included the complete bulletin below. 14 Blades Rated R For violence and bloody images. And So It Goes Rated PG-13 For some sexual references and drug elements. Automata Rated R For violence, »
- Brad Brevet
Trailer Simon Brew 4 Apr 2014 - 06:56
Two times so far have Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore appeared together on screen, and two times the result has been box office gold. 50 First Dates, their most recent, still feels a bit like a half-baked Groundhog Day. Yet The Wedding Singer recalls a time when Sandler seemed to work a lot harder at coming up with his comedy. It remains one of his best films.
Sandler and Barrymore are now uniting for a third time for this summer's Blended, which arrives in UK cinemas on May 23rd. Promisingly, Sandler hasn't been involved with the script for this one.
A new trailer for Blended has just landed, which gives you a better flavour of what's coming. Hopefully, this'll be a good sight better than Sandler's last three or four films. »
The horror film Haunter is not an origin story of that gaseous purple Pokemon but another take on the haunted house trope. Lisa (Abigail Breslin, reprising the role of emo teen that she started in August: Osage County) finds herself trapped in a Groundhog Day nightmare, reliving the same dreary 1980s Sunday whilst being the only one of her family to even notice that they’re trapped in a time loop. In fact, she’s so hyper-conscious of the daily repetitions that she becomes alarmed when certain things become altered.
- John Keith
The ghost of a serial killer inhabits Abigail Breslin in this supernatural nail-biter, but it's too derivative
Abigail Breslin takes the lead in this serviceable supernatural horror thriller as 15-year-old Lisa, the only one aware that she and her family are trapped in a monotonous Groundhog Day of missing laundry, macaroni cheese and Murder She Wrote. After realising there's a ghost in the house, or rather quite a few, she sets about solving the mystery of her family's time loop, and ends up taking on the evil spirit of a serial killer who once lived there. He is the Haunter (an unnerving Stephen McHattie), who can possess the living. But who is living and who is dead? Director Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice) explores some intriguing ideas but the pace lags, and the film itself becomes inhabited by the presence of The Amityville Horror, The Shining and The Others, to name a few. »
- Dee Rudebeck
We posted a couple of days ago a story of Ivan Reitman addressing the rumours surrounding Ghostbusters III, particularly after the sad passing of Harold Ramis. He mentioned in that interview some of the proposed plot ideas and now in while talking to CraveOnline, the Groundhog Day director talked more about the movie.
So, if they're not calling it Ghostbuters III, does that mean the movie is a reboot? "It's not a reboot," Reitman said. "It just lives in a world where the first two movies did occur and those characters were there and at least some of them will be in this film, but it’s really a different story."
- Luke Owen
He does weddings too! Bill Murray treated patrons at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant in St. Augustine, Florida to a 45 -minute set featuring rock anthems such as The Animals’ arrangement of “House of the Rising Sun” and Van Morrison's “Gloria,” according to TMZ. The restaurant is a homage to the classic Murray comedy “Caddyshack” and was launched by the actor and his brothers in 2001. Also read: Harold Ramis and Bill Murray: Inside The ‘Groundhog Day’ Duo's Decade-Long Feud The gossip site's cameras were on hand to capture Murray as he tore into the rock covers. It's not the first time the. »
- Brent Lang
Nothing like a good trailer to get people excited… or wary. I tend to not form my opinions of a movie until I’ve seen the whole thing; nevertheless, theme music combined with new footage and crazy taglines seem to be good indicators of how well a film will be received—as well as what audience it’s aiming for.
Having recently finished Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill, my excitement for this adaptation has been kickstarted, especially because it seems to keep the tone and spirit of the book intact despite the change of setting and nature of the protagonist (Tom Cruise is a good actor, but I don’t think he could pull off an 18 year old Japanese kid). I advise that those who believe Edge Of Tomorrow to be a “Sci-Fi Groundhog Day” read the book it’s based on, because »
- Holly Interlandi
If you’re a fan of Groundhog Day and would like to see a similar concept with a sci-fi twist, then definitely watch this 2nd trailer for the Tom Cruise starring Edge of Tomorrow. Groundhog Day similarities aside, this looks like an insanely awesome idea and I don’t know about you, but I’m already sold, will […]
"I'm gonna tell you a story..." So begins the latest trailer for "Edge of Tomorrow," the upcoming action spin on the "Groundhog Day" time loop-formula starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. As a soldier engaged in a future war with a relentless enemy, Cruise finds himself repeating the same terrifying, carnage-filled day over and over again, until a fellow soldier (Blunt) helps him figure a way out of the temporal Moebius strip -- and perhaps destroy the enemy in the process. The new trailer features a lot of the same footage seen in the first preview, but expands a bit on the time-bending shenanigans, and allows Blunt to shoot Cruise in the head in order to "re-set" the day once again. And those mecha-armor suits just look awesome. Watch it here: Directed by Doug Liman ("The Bourne Identity") and based on the Japanese novel "All You Need Is Kill" (which »
- Dave Lewis
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