15 items from 2013
Blu-ray Release Date: Jan. 21, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: Twilight Time
Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) as a noble but misguided Roman general who finds himself ensnared in an unwinnable war of vengeance with an implacable barbarian queen (Jessica Lange, TV’s American Horror Story). With its time-bending mix of elements from Ancient Rome, Fascist Italy, Fifties America, and Punk Britain, Taymor’s radical re-imagining of the classic tragedy offers a dark vision of violence, murder, rape, and revenge.
A critical favorite upon its U.S. theatrical release in December, 1999, Stephen Holden of The New York Times »
Fourteen years later, the same friendships and rivalries are in full play among these old friends. Diggs's writer character, Harper, is desperate for his next hit book and thinks secretly profiling one of his famous friends while they're spending the holidays together might be the ticket to success.
Diggs sat down with Moviefone to talk about the highlights of making "The Best Man Holiday," which include performing a New Edition number, hanging out with the Buffalo Bills, and wine-fueled "Voice" viewing parties.
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead!
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- Sharon Knolle
These days you can watch any movie you desire online. Yet there's still one thing the magical wonders of instant streaming haven't solved for indecisive movie-lovers: what the heck to watch! Moviefone is here to recommend the best streaming movies from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant each week in the Moviefone Stream.
This week's Moviefone stream picks range from model comedies and limb removal to immortal angels and gun kung fu. Check out our suggestions below and happy streaming!
Ben Stiller's model spoof "Zoolander" is one of those early 2000's comedies that can be revisited over and over no matter how dated it gets -- the mini cell phone is still pretty awesome/hilarious. Mugatu may still be one of Will Ferrell's funniest characters, Blue Steel (and Magnum) never get old, and Wham!'s "Wake Me Up" will forever and always remind you of giggling models spraying gasoline. »
- Erin Whitney
“Salt” screenwriter Kurt Wimmer has sold his spec script “Matthew 21″ to Thunder Road, which will partner with Qed to produce the film, TheWrap has learned. Wimmer is attached to direct the movie, which is expected to be produced by Basil Iwanyk (“The Town”) and Bill Block (“Alex Cross”). Plot details remain under wraps, though Wimmer provided TheWrap with an exclusive quote that illuminates the theme of the story. “‘Matthew 21′ is the next chapter in the theme that has informed my entire career as a writer — from “Equilibrium” to “Salt” — the journey of the machine to become human.” Wimmer adapted »
- Jeff Sneider
Review Ryan Lambie 3 Sep 2013 - 10:55
Sega revives the 90s Mickey Mouse platformer Castle Of Illusion for the HD age. How does it compare to the beloved original? We find out...
When it comes to remakes of classic games from the 80s and 90s, I'm often reminded of a scene from Kurt Wimmer's 2002 film Equilibrium, in which Sean Bean quotes Keats at a glowering Christian Bale. "Tread softly," Bean says, "because you tread on my dreams."
For those of us who grew up on games like Sega's Castle Of Illusion as youngsters, the news of a HD remake can bring mixed feelings: excitement at the chance to revisit cherished memories with fresh eyes, and a hint of apprehension that those memories might be trodden on by clumsy programmers facing a tight shipping deadline.
Fortunately, Sega Australia's remake of the Mega Drive-era platformer feels about as far from cynical name-trading »
When William Fichtner's casting was announced in the upcoming Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, we were told that he'd play "a lead with iconic stature in the Turtles' mythology", leading to much speculation that he could be playing the likes of Baxter Stockman, Casey Jones (to whom he bears a pasing resemblance), or Shredder. And now the actor has confirmed that he will indeed be playing the role of the Turtles' arch-nemesis Shredder, perhaps the most iconic character in the Tmnt mythology. William Fichtner said:
"I play Shredder. It is cool. It's one of those things that came along where I thought, "Really? Let me think about this for a minute." [Laughs] Then I was like, "Yeah, Ok, this sounds like a journey." I'm very glad that it worked out, I'm really glad that I'm doing it."
(So he's not playing Rocksteady and/or Bebop, then. Simon Pegg »
Filming has been well underway for director Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, which has allowed us to see little glimpses of what’s going on. There have been plenty of shots of Megan Fox as reporter April O’Neil, as well as a few snaps of Whoopi Goldberg as her boss. We’ve even gotten to see the turtles in their pre-cgi state, i.e. the actors in all their gear that will help the filmmakers render the characters later on.
Today we have a piece of news that should make fans of the franchise very happy. In a recent interview, actor William Fichtner has confirmed that he will be playing the turtles’ arch-nemesis The Shredder in the upcoming film. I wasn’t particularly interested in the project before this point, but now I’m rather intrigued.
Here’s what Fichtner had to say during the interview:
“I play Shredder. »
- Jeff Beck
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released the full trailer for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out.
Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 184.108.40.206.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures.
- Uncle Creepy
Point Break could use a remake. It’s a fun, ridiculous action movie laced with 80s excess, but beyond nostalgia glasses, its hardly sacred ground. Plus, what is Point Break at its core anyway? A heist movie punctuated by adrenaline and a cop who gets too close to the wrong side of the law. Inasmuch, it gets remade several times every single year (except without the extreme sports angle). We’ve known that Alcon and Warners have been plotting to remake the 1991 movie since 2011 with a script from Kurt Wimmer (after bailing on a truly bizarre sequel concept from Jan De Bont), and now Deadline Hollywood is reporting that they’ve secured Ericson Core to direct. Despite having a name that sounds like a cell phone, Core has done some strong work as a Dp (Payback, The Fast and the Furious) and his one previous shot as a director, Invincible, was »
- Scott Beggs
100 percent pure bullshit! Yeah, we've heard rumblings of a Point Break remake for a while now, with the likes of Speed's Jan DeBont in the mix at one point, but now it appears that Alcon studios is pushing forward with the venture, hiring Invincible director Ericson Core to helm it. Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium) wrote the script, which takes the "extreme" aspect of the original to the next level, by incorporating it "in the world of international extreme sports" with an »
- Paul Shirey
Katheryn Bigelo’s 1991 actioner “Point Break” was so rad that Hollywood ended up remaking it, they just didn’t bother calling it “Point Break”. Instead, they called it “The Fast and the Furious”. Oh, come on, you know that movie was a total rip-off of “Point Break”, right? People have been talking up a proper remake of “Point Break” for a while now (as early as 2007 and as recently as 2011), and people are now talking about the remake again. Alcorn, who has the rights, has assigned Ericson Core to helm the remake. Core will be making his directorial debut on the film after doing cinematography duties on “Daredevil” and (ironically enough) the original “The Fast and the Furious”. He will direct from a script by Kurt Wimmer (“Equilibrium”), with the story now set in “the international world of extreme sports”, with all the elements of the original (like an FBI »
After years of being vaguely aware that there exists a movie in which Christian Bale is the star and the most ridiculously-named martial art ever, “Gun Kata,” is also a thing, I finally sat down to watch Equilibrium last weekend. (Netflix is responsible for many of my viewing decisions these days, for which I am unashamed. The very minute I saw they’d added this, it went in my queue.) From beginning to end and even after the credits rolled, I found myself saying, “This movie is awesome.” If by awesome, of course, you mean at times both grandiose and sublimely ridiculous. I may also have been laughing hysterically when I said it. I may have even slapped my knee. I may have then gone to Twitter and posted, “Omg you guys, Equilibrium is the craziest movie. The craziest.” Regardless of all of that probably not being the reaction writer »
- Emily S. Whitten
Article by Dan Clark (MovieRevolt)
Welcome to another installment of Streaming for Your Pleasure where I highlight films that are currently streaming on Netflix. In this installment I am focusing on action movies. I don’t know about you but sometimes when the proper mood strikes I fiend for some not stop action thrills. In order to make your lives easier I picked out some films that are worth your viewing pleasure. To keep things exciting I choose a variety of films. Some are recent hits while others are classics in the genre. Certain choices are rather obvious and I’m sure you’ve seen them countless times before, but there are a few hidden gems as well. Whatever your cup of tea might be there’s a film here that you will find worthy of adding to your Netflix queue.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Directed By: Brad Bird
Written By: Josh Appelbaum, »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
Price: DVD $39.99
Studio: ABC/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Private Practice got out while the going was good. While it was still popular, the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off ended after its sixth season, wrapping up storylines and leaving viewers with the good feeling that the characters will go on just fine.
The medical TV show stars Kate Walsh (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Dr. Addison Montgomery, ex-wife of Grey’s Dr. Derek Shepherd, working in a Los Angeles office filled with other brilliant doctors trying to juggle work and life.
Also in the cast are Benjamin Bratt (La Mission), Taye Diggs (Equilibrium), Amy Brenneman (Mother and Child), KaDee Strickland (The Family That Preys), Paul Adelstein (TV’s Prison Break) and Tim Daly (TV’s The Sopranos), although Daly was off the show at the end of season five.
Walsh had announced that she »
Kaleidoscope Film Distributors has released a new sales one-sheet for Paul Hyett's acclaimed new shocker The Seasoning House (review here), and we have a look at the goods for you right here. Check it out... if you can actually see it through all the text!
Written and directed by Paul Hyett (award-winning special makeup FX designer for The Woman in Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack the Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, and more) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 220.127.116.11.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II - The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie), and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Symmetry of Love), The Seasoning House is produced by Michael Riley (Vampire Diary, Outlanders, Sugarhouse, Lava, In a Land of Plenty) of London-based Sterling Pictures. »
- Uncle Creepy
15 items from 2013
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