The academy award winning Chris Cooper (American Beauty, Adaptation, The Muppets) is one of the greatest actors of our time and arguably one of the few great character actors working in Hollywood today. For this reason, I was overjoyed when it was announced that he will be portraying Norman Osborn and possibly his villainous alter-ego The Green Goblin in the upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-man 2 from Sony Pictures.
Osborn was previously played by the brilliant Willem Dafoe in Sam Raimi’s Spider-man released in 2002 and had minor roles in its two subsequent sequels. Now in a new interview Cooper has talked a little bit about his characters introduction in the film and also hints at Sony’s larger plan to form the super-villain team ‘the sinister six’ in future installments of the franchise. Here is what he had to say:
‘[Amazing] Spider-Man 2′ was an introduction to Norman, and — you »
- Ben Read
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Wednesday, November 27, with a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today and they are starting early. The deals throughout the day begin just after midnight today and there are a few titles worthy of your attention. If I had to select one title from the batch of deals going live today it would certainly be the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray collection, beyond that the Schindler's List Blu-ray is worth considering and, if you're looking for a nice little quadruple feature you can't really go wrong with picking up the Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Elizabeth bundle, the price isn't yet available, but I have to assume it won't break the bank. Finally, that Best of Warner Bros. Romance Collection at 12:20 Pm might be worth a look as it includes some greats such »
- Brad Brevet
Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Tuesday, November 26, with not only a new schedule of DVDs and Blu-rays going on sale today, but I've added several new titles that will be on sale all throughout the week with more being added all the time. As of now I have a few deals outside the scheduled events you may be interested in, but other than that pay attention to the deal start times so you don't miss out. Today's deals include great prices on the Alien Anthology Blu-ray, Out of Africa, The Polar Express, and a DVD two-pack including The Way, Way Back and Cedar Rapids and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Outside of what's below I am constantly updating my main page for the week's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right here, and it will continue to update until the deals are done. »
- Brad Brevet
Sure, the Wizard of Oz tells us there's no place like home. But as any movie that exists outside a complete fantasy world is quick to remind: When home means dealing with your family, sometimes you'd be a lot happier if you stayed away. Then again, it could be a lot worse. However bad your own family, it's almost certain you'd have a worse time traveling across the country to sip eggnog and open presents with any of these clans — all, admittedly, great fun to watch in a theater.
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The Royal Tenenbaums | The Godfather | The Godfather, Part II | Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me | The Shining | Winter's Bone | The Fighter | American Beauty | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | The Godfather Part III »
- reelz staff
Back in July it was revealed that George A. Romero's Day of the Dead was to get the remake treatment again, and now Millennium Films has announced that Mark Tonderai (House at the End of the Street) will take on directing duties, as well as co-writing the script with Lars Jacobsen.
According to Deadline, the latest version of Day of the Dead is described as a "modern day retelling" of the zombie cult classic and will take place "years after the zombie plague has wiped out most of Earth's population [as] a group of scientists and survivors attempt to find a cure, and instead open Pandora's box."
The original Day of the Dead is the third instalment in Romero's Dead saga and hit cinemas in 1985. Steve Miner directed a rather dreadful remake in 2008 starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty), while this latest remake is expected to begin casting soon ahead of a summer 2014 shoot. »
- Gary Collinson
Update! Click here for all of today's (Sunday, December 1) deals, updated throughout the day. Amazon got started with their 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals early this year, but the bigger deals are just around the corner, beginning Sunday, November 24 in fact and I've already started collecting some of the best deals that are available now as well as those that will be available throughout the week and when they will be available. That said, keep visiting, because this article will be updated as more and more deals are made available. I will also be posting daily updates all week with that day's deals, but there are some deals available right now that you may be interested in. All Week! The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Blu-ray ($44.99) 54% Off Homeland: The Complete First Season ($21.49) Homeland: The Complete Second Season ($21.99) Mission: Impossible - The Complete Series ($124.99) Harry Potter »
- Brad Brevet
Exclusive: The new Wgn America is barely 8 months old, but it already has ordered two original scripted series — Salem and Manhattan — and has made a major off-network acquisition with Person Of Interest. Now the scripted newcomer is adding an ambitious event series to its programming roster. I’ve learned that Wgn has teamed with the Weinstein Company for a Ten Commandments 10-part event series, which is being executive produced by Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook, American Beauty). I hear the plan is for each episode to be helmed by a different A-list director, focusing on one commandment and its evolving significance. I hear the project is eying a March start. This would be one of Hollywood’s highest-profile takes on one of the most studied and sacred texts in Christianity and Judaism since the 1956 movie directed by Cecil B. DeMille starring Charlton Heston as Moses. With its structure, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
It's a Wonderful Life might just escape the belated sequel treatment after all. As further caution, Stuart Heritage unearths some previously long-lost sequels from the archives
The Italian Job: The Rest of the Story
In the vein of the wholly unnecessary planned sequel It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, The Italian Job: The Rest of the Story will ignore the main characters and concentrate on fleshing out the original's peripheral figures. In this case, it's Benny Hill's character Professor Simon Peach. The Italian Job only taught us that Peach was a deaf computer expert with a badly-hidden fetish for overweight women. But does he have any hidden layers? Nope. The Italian Job: The Rest of the Story is literally just two hours of Peach inventing the internet so that he can look down girls' tops on it until his glasses get all steamed »
- Stuart Heritage
Amateur actors should be forced to audition for roles. Up-and-coming actors should need to lobby filmmakers for parts. Kevin Spacey should have to do neither at this stage of his career. He.s a two-time Oscar winner (for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty). He is a Golden Globe and Emmy nominee. And yet, as he tells it, he still has to petition legendary directors if he hopes of entering a collaboration. In an interview with GQ, Spacey tells a fascinating story of the method he used to try and catch the eye of 77-year-old icon Woody Allen. According to Spacey: "I wrote him a letter and introduced myself as an actor he may or may not know. And I sent him a Netflix subscription, because I want him to watch my work [in House of Cards. . I may write to Martin Scorsese next." Guess what? It worked. Spacey says »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 21 Nov 2013 - 05:51
The underappreciated films of 1999 are the focus in our last list of 90s overlooked greats...
The year 1999 was a significant year for film in many ways. Apart from being the year that George Lucas began his Star Wars prequels with The Phantom Menace, it also saw the release of The Blair Witch Project, a horror film which became one of the first to use the internet as a marketing tool, resulting in a massive hit. The Matrix ushered in a new age of special effects filmmaking, arguably paving the way for the superhero blockbusters crowding into multiplexes today.
Mainly, though, 1999 was simply a brilliant year for film. Justly lauded movies like Fight Club, The Green Mile and Eyes Wide Shut aside, there were a huge number of films that didn't get the critical or financial success they deserved - so many, »
Here’s a story to file under the ‘We’ll believe it when we see it’ section. AMC have reportedly ordered a pilot episode for a TV adaptation of the cult comic book Preacher and Seth Rogen appears to be linked to the project to boot.
According to a story that appeared over at Digital Spy, AMC are looking for the next big hit TV show to fill the literally massive void left by shows like Breaking Bad and Mad Men and it appears Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon’s comic opus that has long lavished in developmental Hell, may be just what the doctor ordered.
The comic, which follows the trials and tribulations of a disillusioned preacher, his bounty hunter ex-girlfriend and vampire best buddy as they try to bring an Awol God to justice has been one of those projects that everyone has wanted to adapt for TV »
- Matt Aspin
Review by Dane Marti
Okay, I’m going to go out on a limb. I might be pathetically misguided, but I believe that this special film’s message (at least what I took away from it) is that everyone in life has issues, hidden problems that the outside world does not always comprehend or see. Communication can help people to understand, and even if folks attempt to avoid confrontations with strangers, new encounters can help in a variety of ways. Finding Neighbors demonstrates these ideas in a first-rate manner. It’s both intelligent and humane, but I’m not implying that the film is also dull as dishwater. While being entertained by this story’s slice of life, I was also re-educated about the importance of communication between people—how it can inspire and enliven everyone in a positive way. Most importantly, it does these things while being entertaining as well. »
- Movie Geeks
The actress-comedienne-hostess (Archer, Whose Line Is It Anyway) will guest star in the sex-and-relationships drama as Monica, a happily married nurse at Grace’s (Michelle Monaghan) practice who possesses a modern outlook on matrimony.
- Michael Ausiello
- Ryan Adams
A new Miss Universe was crowned on Nov. 9 and after 86 very worthy ladies from around the world took their chances in the competition, Gabriela Isler from Venezuela was chosen. Now find out everything you need to know about this South American beauty!
Gabriela Isler was a sight of perfection in Moscow, Russia on Nov. 9 as she beamed while making her first walk as Miss Universe 2013. As the beauty queen from Venezuela embarks on an amazing year, here are the things you need to know about her!
Gabriela Isler: 5 Things To Know
1. Call Her Gabriela… Or Molly
Okay, so first things first — Gabriela’s full name is Maria Gabriela Isler. She went by Gabriela for the pageant, but in her personal life she also goes by Maria, or Molly as a nickname.
2. Catch Her On TV
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- Andrew Gruttadaro
While we've already had trailers for two of next year's big superhero movies in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past, we'll have to wait until December 13th and the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to get our first look at The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So, thanks to Times of India, here's three new images from Sony's Spidey sequel featuring Andrew Garfield's web-slinger, Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy, and Jamie Foxx's Electro...
"In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker, life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, »
- Gary Collinson
Academy Award winner Michel Hazanavicius’ new wartime drama The Search has got two new pretty amazing cast members. Annette Bening (American Beauty) and Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) have both signed onto the movie about an Ngo worker who forms a unique bond with a small boy in Chechnya.
It sounds like quite an exciting production as it’s based on Fred Zinnemann’s Academy Award winning 1948 movie set in post-World War II Germany. Shooting has just started in Georgia (Eastern Europe, not the other one) before moving to France.
- Ellen Daniels
Earlier this week it was revealed that composer Hans Zimmer (Man of Steel) is set to collaborate with singer / songwriter / record producer Pharrell Williams on the score for next year's superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it seems that Pharrell isn't the musician on board, with Sony announcing today that Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Michael Einziger (Incubus) and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) will also be working with Zimmer to create music for the film.
"[Director Marc Webb] and I were talking about Spider-Man, and as the word got out, so many of our friends and musicians started calling us up, wanting to be a part of it, because they love Spider-Man. That was the thing that united all of us – the great love for Spider-Man. With all of these hugely talented people wanting to join us, it was Marc who said, ‘Why not start a band?’ Marc and I have had a great start jamming with everybody, »
- Gary Collinson
We've seen the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we've seen the first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, but we're going to have to wait a while to see the first trailer for another of 2014's big superhero offerings, with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb revealing a release date via a tweet which contained the following....
Now, if you're Elvish is a little rusty, that translates to: "Watch for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer in front of The Hobbit in 3D". So mark your calendars true believers! The first trailer for the Spidey sequel will arrive on or around December 13th when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives in cinemas.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to swing into cinemas on May 2nd 2014, with a cast that includes returning stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Sally Field (Aunt »
- Gary Collinson
We already know that Hans Zimmer is set to swap the world of DC superheroes for Marvel next year as The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel composer provides the score for Sony's Marc Webb-directed sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but it seems he'll also have a collaborator in Pharrell Williams, with the singer / songwriter / record producer revealing the news to Billboard Magazine. It's actually not the first time that the duo have worked together, with Pharrell also contributing to the drum orchestra on Zimmer's Man of Steel score.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to swing into cinemas on May 2nd 2014, with a cast that includes returning stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Sally Field (Aunt May) alongside Spidey newcomers Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Paul Giamatti (Sideways) as Rhino, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Gary Collinson
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