19 items from 2012
Walking is for regular people. Walking — one foot in front of the other, taking your time, ho hum — is the most obvious form of foot travel. Walking is boring. So please know that Quentin Tarantino does not waste his time with such pedestrian (sorry) pursuits; no, when Quentin Tarantino is faced with a red carpet, he dances down it. Sometimes he sashays. He has a whole repertoire of unexpected moves, actually, and so Vulture now presents the complete guide to Quentin Tarantino's red carpet footwork. Enjoy.The Home Run He's gonna knock this movie out of the park, see? The Charlie's Angel Little known fact: Tarantino was Cameron Diaz's stunt double in both Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. (That second title was his idea, too.) The Adam Sandler [Or insert groin-victimized comedian of your choice.] The Two-Person Vogue Grab a friend! Preferably one who looks crazily young »
- Amanda Dobbins
Surprise, surprise... another respected director has apparently had second thoughts about directing a movie based on a video game and decided to jump ship. Last summer it was announced that Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) had signed on to direct Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for Sony, replacing David O. Russell. Now we have learned that Burger is no longer attached to the project and that, for the moment, there is no immediate replacement. They will wait to find a new director until another draft of the script is turned in by Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure). The news comes courtesy of Variety, although there is no word on why Burger decided to leave. The focus is on the hiring of the Wibberleys, who seem like a decent match based on their National Treasure experience, although they also have plenty of other questionable credits to their name including Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, »
At one point, Mark Wahlberg was set to star in a big screen version of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" video game, to be directed by his "The Fighter" helmer David O Russell. After a few interviews, it became clear that Russell was clueless about the game and ended up dropping out of the project. Neil Burger (Limitless) quickly stepped in to replace him. That was over a year ago. Variety has now learned that Burger is no longer attached, but Sony Pictures is still interested in turning the property into a feature film. To keep things moving, the studio has hired "National Treasure" writers Marianne and Cormac Wibberley to pen the script. The duo also wrote "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and are the creators of USA Network's "Common Law" series. »
One of the great Hollywood myths is that they are actually making a film based on the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Its gone through some bumps in preproduction, with acclaimed director David O. Russell bowing out alongside actors Mark Wahlberg, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci.
Now, replacement helmer Neil Burger (Limitless), has bailed as well, leaving the director's seat empty. Keeping the dream alive, Sony Pictures, Atlas entertainment, and Arad Production have hired a new set of writers in duo Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley, best know for their work on the National Treasure franchise and the Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle sequel.
The Studio is waiting for the pair to finish their script before seeking out a new director. The film will follow Nathan Drake and his search for the lost treasure of El Dorado.
Nathan Drake has been shot at, dropped from heights, in train crashes, plane, crashes--you name it. But it seems like his greatest challenge will be making the leap from consoles to the big screen.
Since the movie was announced back in 2010, the studio has had to deal with not only scheduling with its first director but fan outcry over plot details (Russell was looking to make Drake part of a family of treasure hunters) to casting (Mark Wahlberg was being eyed for the lead role). When he made his exit last year and Neil Burger was brought on, that should have kept things going but with The Illusionist's director taking a walk, it looks like Sony is back at square one, »
- Charles Webb
Variety reports that Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle) have been hired by Sony Pictures to rewrite the big screen adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Neil Burger (Limitless) is no longer attached to helm the best-selling video game to live-action film project, and the studio will now reportedly look for a new director once this latest draft of the script has been completed. Uncharted has had a troubled production up until this point, especially as fans panicked when they discovered that David O. Russell's take would not have been at all faithful to the beloved series. Now that Burger is no longer attached, it might be a while until Nathan Drake makes his movie debut. As well as three games from Naughty Dog, characters from the franchise recently appeared in a DC Comics miniseries. »
Car chases used to be a staple of action movies, but lately motorcyles have been stealing the show. Every superhero seems to have one — Batman's (Christian Bale) homemade "Bat-Pod" helped him run down the Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight, and gave Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) some much-needed firepower in The Dark Knight Rises; Captain America (Chris Evans) took on goose-stepping Hydra agents astride a customized Harley-Davidson Cross Bones in Captain America: The First Avenger, while The Green Hornet's Kato (Jay Chou) fought crime on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod — and badass grrls like Salt's title character (Angelina Jolie) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) prefer them.
Ever wondered where all of those awesome big screen bikes come from and where they go after the movie is wrapped? We recently got a sneak peek behind the scenes of movie motorcycles courtesy of Billy Hammon and Picture Car Warehouse, »
- BrentJS Sprecher
Now that our famous Friend Jennifer Aniston is going to marry Justin Theroux, it's only appropriate to know a little more about this guy. It turns out that there are a lot of interesting facts about him that you may not have known. So, while you send your well wishes to the engaged couple, gain some knowledge about the soon-to-be Mr. Aniston. 1. Recognize His Face?: Theroux has been on the big screen a number of times. You might remember him from Your Highness, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Miami Vice, Zoolander and, of course, Wanderlust (where his romance with Jen began). You can also hear Justin's voice in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. 2. Missing Friend: The romance with »
You'll probably recognize Justin Theroux from his recent turns in films like Wanderlust and Your Highness, or maybe even as the villain in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (there's plenty more great supporting performances from which to choose). However, the actor also has a career on the page and behind the camera as the writer of such screenplays as Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2, not to mention being slated to write and direct Zoolander 2 whenever that sequel gets off the ground. But Deadline has word Theroux will direct the comedy Swear to God next starring Will Ferrell and Steve Carell. Read on! Not too many details are known about the film, but Ferrell will play a narcissistic hedge fund manager who thinks he has seen God. Though we're not sure what role Carell plays, the film is supposed to focus on two main characters, so he's essentially the co-lead. »
- Ethan Anderton
The 1963 Ferrari 250 Gt Swb California Spyder, put on the market by Ascot-based Talacrest, is one of the finest collaborations in engineering history - with Enzo Ferrari enlisting Pininfarina. »
- Leon David
It's been nearly a decade since we've seen Matt LeBlanc in a feature film. His last credited role was Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Since then, Friends has wrapped up, his spin-off series Joey premiered and fizzled after two seasons, his hair has taken on a very becoming sort of Clooney-look, and he's made a fairly major comeback on the small screen with a starring character in Showtime's Episodes, a series that earned him the Golden Globe win Friends and Joey never did, despite him being nominated for both. The timing seems right for another attempt at feature film. Variety is reporting that LeBlanc is set to star in the indie comedy Lovesick. Written by King of the Hill's Dean Young, the film will mark the directorial debut of Luke Matheny. It follows Charlie Darby (Leblanc), a man who can't find love because the emotion actually makes him clinically insane. »
With more than 60 films appearances to his name, legendary Monty Python comedian John Cleese is not exactly choosy about his roles.how else can we explain his involvement in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle? Nonetheless, Cleese's unique brand of humor still packs a wallop, so it's enticing to see he has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy Hunting Elephants. The film will be Israeli director Reshef Levi's follow-up to his heralded debut Lost Islands. Hunting Elephants centers on a 12-year-old Israeli boy named Jonathan, who is dealt a cruel double-blow by fate. First his father is killed in a freak accident while working at the local bank. Then, not only does the bank deny fault, they also declare they'll repossess the boy's home. Pushed to the brink, the boy must find money fast, and so decides to rob the bank that's offended him. But he needs a team. Unfortunately for »
Hoorah for Tim Burton and the new nadir of narcissistic awfulness he achieves with Dark Shadows. It’s as if the mere idea of itself -- Tim Burton and Johnny Depp do campy supernatural soap opera! -- was alone assumed to be enough to coast through two hours of cinema. Oh, for certain, there is a breeziness here: but it’s the breeze of laziness, of contempt, of disregard for basic conventions of storytelling. Who needs story? Burton! Depp! Shadows! Whatever movie you can conjure in your head will surely be far more satisfying that what ended up onscreen. Burton’s last film, the dreadful Alice in Wonderland, was nothing more than a coffeetable book about its own production design. Dark Shadows takes the futility a meta step beyond, daring to be nothing but the wisp of its own conceit. It’s not a dare that pays off. To call »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Beck is a multitalented, genre-bending artist so it's no surprise his music has made an appearance on a number of film soundtracks.
Among them, his cover of The Korgis' "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" was on the visceral "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" soundtrack, and he wrote a song for Pink that appeared on the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack. Now, his new song “Looking For A Sign” is in the recently-released film "Jeff, Who Lives at Home."
“Looking For A Sign” is a meandering country song, Beck's woeful voice harkening back to folk songs from the past.
Listen below for Beck's "Looking For a Sign:"
Watch below for a trailer for "Jeff, Who Lives at Home:"
- Amber Genuske
Lawrence's conditioning coach talks about the demanding training schedule that whipped the actress into survival-of-the-fittest shape.
By Kara Warner
In case you're not already aware, Jennifer Lawrence put in a lot of extra work in her preparation to play Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games." Lawrence told us herself about all the time she spent training, but she made it seem like it was no big deal.
Don't let her fool you, though; she worked her butt off in preparation. MTV News recently caught up with strength and conditioning coach Joe Horrigan, who worked specifically with Lawrence on the film and gave us the inside scoop on what the hardworking actress did to get all Katniss-like.
"I've worked on a number of films before to help actors lose weight or prepare for a particular role or even gain weight, so I was »
★★★☆☆ Few directors have been derided by critics as much as This Means War (2012) helmsman McG. They justifiably gave the man a kicking for the below par Charlie's Angels (2000) and it's godforsaken sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). Yet although Terminator Salvation (2009) was no oil painting, the call from some quarters to subject him to death by a thousand paper cuts was perhaps a wee bit harsh.
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Over the past few months I’ve been revisiting Chris Carter’s classic science fiction TV series The X-Files on DVD and besides jogging my memory as to just how good of a pairing David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully made, I’ve found myself surprised at the number of famous faces who’ve cropped up across the series’ nine-season run.
Now I’m not talking about those guest stars who were already firmly established (or pretty much on their way) by the time they made an appearance – the likes of Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead), Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), R. Lee Ermey (Full Metal Jacket), David Faustino (Married… with Children), Terry O’Quinn (The Stepfather), Burt Reynolds (Deliverance), Kurtwood Smith »
Cameron Diaz! Telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have announced that the actress will join Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Halle Berry as one of the presenters at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony aka the Oscars on Sunday, February 26 at the Kodak Theater.
Diaz will next be seen in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "Gambit." Her film credits include "Bad Teacher," "The Green Hornet," "Knight and Day," "My Sister's Keeper," "What Happens in Vegas," "The Holiday," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "Gangs of New York," "Any Given Sunday" and the four animated "Shrek" films. »
It's been a rough year for Demi Moore. Her highly publicized split with husband Ashton Kutcher following his cheating scandal led to a dramatic weight loss that received plenty of media press. After many months of the public focusing on her impending divorce, it seemed as though things were looking up for the 49-year-old actress when she signed on to the upcoming film "Lovelace," which stars Amanda Seyfried and Peter Saarsgard. But after being hospitalized on Monday for exhaustion and since being checked into rehab, it turns out that she won't be a part of the movie after all.
Moore's representative confirmed to People that she will no longer be playing female rights activist Gloria Steinem in the upcoming movie. This was the only upcoming movie on Moore's slate. So what does this mean for her film career?
It's unclear just how big a part the Steinem role is in "Lovelace. »
- Terri Schwartz
19 items from 2012
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