8 items from 2015
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wonderful Wednesday? Learn how to make your own version of Katniss' bow from The Hunger Games, a look at movies you didn't know were based on true stories and we have a supercut of sports movie speeches. But wait, there's more! Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope gets an honest trailer and watch a remix of The Hunger Games, envisioned as a 90s action movie! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Honest Trailer
Earlier this month, the Screen Junkies team skewered Star Wars: The Force Awakens with an Honest Trailer. Today they're going back to the franchise's roots by »
Lakeshore Records will release the Brooklyn – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD November 6, 2015. The album features the film’s original score by Michael Brook (The Fighter, Into The Wild).
“The director John Crowley slightly laid down a gauntlet by saying that he wanted to have a score that heightened emotion, but never lead things by telling the audience what to feel, and he was very keen to avoid anything that had the slightest whiff of cheese,” said Brook. “Finding this extremely delicate balance was a big part of the interaction that I had with John.”
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly »
- Michelle McCue
Yet a swimming pool splash-about with Kyle MacLachlan in Robocop director Paul Verhoeven's 1995 skin flick Showgirls - the Us's first and only big-budget Nc-17 - unfortunately torpedoed her career before it began.
But as Showgirls celebrates its 20th anniversary this week, having been reappraised and reborn as a midnight movie regular, a musical masterpiece (tagline: "Singing. Dancing. Tits") and a classic exploitation film of our time (not our words, but Jim Jarmusch's), we look at what happened to the actress best known as Nomi Malone.
1. She won two Razzies
A new teaser trailer has debuted for Crackle’s upcoming drama series The Art of More which stars Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Christian Cooke and Cary Elwes. You can check it out below after the official synopsis…
The Art Of More is a groundbreaking drama starring Dennis Quaid (“Vegas,” Any Given Sunday) that goes into the underbelly and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses. We follow a blue collar young man, Graham Connor, played by Christian Cooke (“Magic City”) who leverages his way into this exclusive realm by exploiting connections to antiquities smuggling rings he was exposed to as a soldier in Iraq. Kate Bosworth (Still Alice) plays the role of Roxanna Whitney, daughter of the CEO of one of the two warring auction houses—and a leading account executive. Although she was born into this exclusive world and thrives in it, she is riddled with insecurities that drive »
- Gary Collinson
HBO has released the second trailer for Ballers, their upcoming comedic drama about the lives of football players, agents, coaches, and managers in Florida. The series is top-lined by Dwayne Johnson, who plays Spencer Strassmore, a former NFL player who turns in the jersey and pigskin for tailored suits and a deal to sign on former friends and new players as the face of a sports management company, run by a sleazy businessman named Joe (Rob Corddry). The trailer feels very much like a more nuanced vision of the sports world, not unlike a slightly less sensationalized version of Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday. The trailer also teases the inherent trouble that comes from getting into business with your friends or, as Johnson's characters puts it, "monetizing my friendships," which would seemingly be the thematic spine of the anticipated series. Peter Berg directs the pilot episode of the series and Stephen Levinson, »
- Chris Cabin
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century? Check here for a complete list of our essays. The end of the 1990s was the end of an era on the big screen. The independent filmmaking movement that started the decade had taken full bloom and infiltrated the business. Major studios had begun to jump headlong into the "dependent" game, amping up prestige product and utilizing the awards season as a marketing tool. The blockbuster landscape at the summer multiplex had been interesting, full of original concepts (good and bad), but something else was on the way — a new overlord in the business of film, and one that would more or less make the age of the movie star (at least as we had come to know it) a thing of the past. For those reasons and a slew of others, »
- Kristopher Tapley
HBO has already created a lot of buzz this week with the much-anticipated season premiere of Game of Thrones coming this Sunday and its release of a new trailer for True Detective’s second season. Now the network has unveiled the first trailer for its new Dwayne Johnson-led series Ballers, which appears to be a hybrid of Any Given Sunday, Entourage, and Friday Night Lights. The 30-minute dramedy will begin its 10-episode run in June.
The Miami-set show will center on a former football superstar (Johnson) who reinvents himself after retirement by mentoring current and former players on the art of surviving the business of football. The series also stars Rob Corddry, Rmar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, Arielle Kebble, and John David Washington, who is a former college football player and the son of Denzel Washington. Friday Night Lights alum Peter Berg helmed the pilot »
- A.R. Wilson
“Fifty Shades of Grey” might be coming to the theaters, but if you want to get a jump on the sexual thrills and chills, then watch out for the sexual thriller “Bound,” starring Daniel Baldwin and Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). The film also stars Terrell Owens (“About Last Night,” “Any Given Sunday”) and Bryce Draper (“Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots”). The film comes from The Asylum, the production company that has created such fan-favorite hits like “Sharknado” and “Z Nation.” The company is once again working with writer/director Jared Cohn, known for “Born Bad” and “Hold Your Breath.” The film stars Carpenter as a woman [ Read More ]
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8 items from 2015
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