Most people will recognise Joel Moore from James Cameron’s mega-assault on the box-office – “Avatar”, but worth recognising even more is his debut as a director – the fantastic “Spiral”. It’s hard to generically pin down, but if there was a ‘really-good-sort-of-horror-slash-thriller-slash-drama’ section in Blockbuster, that’s where you’d find it. It surrounds a disturbed young man (Moore), his growing relationship with a young woman (Amber Tamblyn) and the increasingly disturbing series of events that follow their first meeting. Moore is a revelation – especially if you’re used to watching him in comedies like “Dodgeball” – as both star and director, and combined with the talent of the rest of the cast and crew – “Spiral” emerges a tightly wrought, intense and disturbing film that needs to be seen by erm…by people that like err…by those that…err…By Everyone. I managed to have a chat with Moore about »
- Gazz Ogden
Following in the footsteps of horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, First Earth Films have announced that fan-favourite actor Alan Tudyk has signed on to lead the cast of zombie comedy First Platoon as Rock Brannigan, leader of a ragtag squad of zombie hunters in the post apocalyptic Southwest.
Tudyk is best known for his portrayal of Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball and Wash, in the Joss Whedon series Firefly and the subsequent film Serenity. Joining him in the cast are Malcolm McDowell as Rex Necro, Sid Haig as Pa Jericho, John Kassir as Burke, while Arron Shiver and newcomer Jennifer Skyler round out the zombie hunting team as Pete Davis and Molly Mcguire.
According to info we’ve received, Tudyk, Shiver and Skyler will undergo military style desert training with Capt Dale Dye, accomplished actor and military advisor on Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan, and The Pacific, »
In his latest film, Ben Stiller plays a man having a midlife crisis. Is it a case of art imitating life?
The first thing Ben Stiller does is walk to the window of the Chateau Marmont and point out across the rooftops: "See that house behind those palm trees?" he says.
I peer and nod. "I used to live there. Back in 96, 97, it must have been."
"You've been in La how long?"
"Twenty years," he says returning to sit on the sofa, his arms across his knees. "A long time."
Time has been on Stiller's mind a lot recently. It seems only yesterday that he was tweaking the pomposity of Bono and Tom Cruise on The Ben Stiller Show, or voicing Generation X disaffection in the film Reality Bites. These days he calls Cruise to ask him to play a cameo in a movie, and every time he looks around, »
Stars (Voices): Freddie Highmore, Nic Cage, Bill Nighy, Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Samuel L Jackson, Alan Tudyk, Donald Sutherland | Created by Osamu Tezuka | Written by Timothy Harris | Directed by David Bowers
A top-notch cast lend their voices to this computer animated adaptation of the popular Japanese Manga. In the enormous floating metropolis of Metro City, people coexist with robots and the Earth’s surface is a forgotten, polluted scrap yard. Government scientist Dr Tenma’s young boy-genius son Toby is accidently vaporised in a weapons demonstration. The distraught scientist creates a robot substitute; utilising Toby’s DNA and uploading his late son’s memories into the machine.
At first, Tenma is delighted with the results and attempts to bond with his substitute son. Soon though, Tenma realises that the robot cannot replace Toby and the android flees when he learns of his father’s rejection. Robot Toby, »
- Jack Kirby
Last year was, in the words of Sir Martin Sorrell, "brutal" for the advertising industry. Hence the distinct lack of rosé quaffing during last year's Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, as up to 40% fewer industry bods made the annual pilgrimage. This year the Cannes Lions organisers have called in Ben Stiller to inject a bit of "blue steel" to the event. Stiller, described by the organisers as a "Hollywood powerhouse", is set to appear in the Yahoo-backed discussion called "Laugh, connect and debate". Perhaps the best piece of advice on how to get ahead in adland comes from White Goodman, Stiller's over-ripped egotist in Dodgeball: "I earned this body, and I built this temple with nothing more than some elbow grease and a little can-do attitude ... and yes, a large inheritance from my father, Earl Goodman." Wise words indeed.
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In Shrek Forever After, the formerly dashing lothario Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) has morphed into a morbidly obese, singularly unmotivated housecat. When fantasy's ultimate swashbuckler can no longer buckle his swash, you know things are bad. Puss isn't the first to have his downhill slide observed by the merciless eye of the camera. In fact, the list of characters with unfortunate cinematic transformations is considerable. We've compiled a video list of the most distressing cases.
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Shrek Forever After | Raging Bull | The Machinist | Beetlejuice | The Adventures of Baron Munchausen | Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story | Akira | The Fly | The Aviator | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King »
- reelz reelz
Last Year's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was ripped apart by critics and fans alike as a noisy mess of metal-mashing mayhem that lacked the human touch.
And even its star Shia Labeouf has now admitted he feels the same way.
In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, Shia said: "When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did.
"There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone."
He added: "We got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger.
"Mike (director Michael Bay) went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. ... You lost a bit of the relationships.
"Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch »
- David Bentley
If there's any shrubbery in the vicinity, it won't be us who's beating about it. Telly this week is not the exciting landscape it's been in weeks past, with a typical lull between bookended bank holidays.
Sure there are plenty of good shows to watch, but as far as new shows taking off this week, the launch pad is barren.
Two shows finish their runs over the next seven days with the season finale of the always exciting True Blood tonight at 10:00pm on FX. The episode is Beyond Here Lies Nothin' and closes the second season of the vampire and mind-reading waitress chronicles at a major town gathering orchestrated by Maryann, where a special and powerful guest is expected. »
Finally some good news on the Transformers 3 front. Paramount tells The Wrap that Alan Tudyk has joined the cast of Michael Bay.s sequel. Tudyk is best known for not really being known nearly as well as he should be. He.s an amazing character actor who knocks pretty much every role he.s given, no matter how badly written, completely out of the park. You may have seen him most prominently featured in various Joss Whedon projects like Dollhouse or Serenity where he played Wash. More recently he showed up in the pilot of ABC.s .V. and he was in the original (and infinitely superior) Death at a Funeral. He was also Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball, a performance too awesome for words. Instead I.ll just say Arrr! No word yet on what part he.ll play in Transformers 3 but I hope they.re not »
Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…
?8.00pm Kung-Fu: The Legend Continues (CBS Action)
Caine returns as the Kung Fu master out to help those in peril. A woman seeks protection after witnessing a murder, and she is one of Caine’s former student’s. Season One, episode 17.
9.00pm Night Train to Terror (The Unexplained Channel)
God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane anylum with some very interesting treatment plans. Another involves a ‘death club’. The final story shows us the adventures of a servant of Satan.
10.00pm Dodgeball (Film4 +1)
Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) owns Average Joe’s Gym, a scruffy establishment with a loyal clientele, »
Last week we launched voting in our 4th Annual Hot 100 poll which lets the gay and bisexual male readers of AfterElton.com declare who they think the hottest men in the world are. Just as in year's past, we've asked some past Hot 100 honorees and other AfterElton faves to tell us who they think the hottest men on the planet are and one or two of the reasons for their choices.
We've already featured the picks of John Amaechi, Cheyenne Jackson, Brad "Cheeks" Bell, Nick Adams, and Nick Rodriguez. Up today is the man who put the "ish" in Kish! It's Ae favorite and former star of "that show which will not be named" (until they beg him to come back), Scott Evans. Here are Scott's top ten eleven hotties, plus some honorable mentions.
Btw, a date with Scott will be auctioned off Tuesday night, with proceeds going to the Big Apple Dodgeball League. »
Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day today has five blu-ray movie bundles featuring Denzel Washington, Ben Stiller, Bruce Willis, Gene Hackman, and Keanu Reeves. Three movie packs for $29.99, 57-63% off the $70 or $80 suggested retail price. The Gene Hackman Blu-ray Collection (French Connection / Hoosiers / Behind Enemy Lines) The Bruce Willis Blu-ray Collection (The Siege / Die Hard / Hart's War) The Denzel Washington Blu-ray Collection (Man on Fire / The Siege / Out of Time) The Keanu Reeves Blu-ray Collection (Street Kings / Point Break / Speed) The Ben Stiller Blu-ray Collection (There's Something About Mary / Night at the Museum / Dodgeball) As with any of Amazon's Gold Box Deals, the price will expire at midnight (on Wednesday night, April 28th). »
- Peter Sciretta
The Los Angeles Mission will make a difference for the homeless this Easter – with a little help from celebrity friends.
The Mission will serve 3,000 meals, provide Easter baskets with toys for children, and wash the feet of the homeless on Good Friday. Why feet washing? Easter Week foot washing is a Christian tradition – memorializing that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples the night before he was crucified. Many who are on the streets seldom have normal loving human contact – and this outreach of food, foot washing with podiatric care and new shoes is a way of inviting them to learn about the Mission’s services, including its long term program of restoration – in order to get off the streets permanently. The Los Angeles Christian Health Center uses this opportunity to address the foot problems suffered by many on the streets of Skid Row.
Scheduled to attend the event at »
Film and TV actor found asleep and intoxicated in bank branch and asked police what they were doing in his house
The veteran Hollywood actor Rip Torn is due in court today on charges of breaking into a bank with a loaded gun.
The 79-year-old, who appeared in films such as Men in Black and Dodgeball, was arrested in January, in Connecticut, when police found him inside the branch of Litchfield BanCorp after the alarm went off.
According to the police report, the Oscar-nominated actor was almost three times over the drink-drive limit.
He was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief.
In a court appearance last month, his attorney, Thomas Waterfall, told the judge that his client needed help with his alcohol abuse and that he could start treatment immediately. Torn was released on »
- Mark Tran
Meet Roger Greenberg, the most unlikable anti-hero in recent movie memory. The title character in Noah Baumbach.s sneaky low-key comedy Greenberg is grouchy, obnoxious, disrespectful, and makes life miserable for everyone he comes into contact with. While such an unsympathetic lead character might have completely undermined the entertainment value of a lesser film, Greenberg manages to be a winner and it.s a testament to the performance of Ben Stiller as Greenberg that we still sort of root for this jerk despite his unpleasantness. Even better, he.s given a love interest in the form of Greta Gerwig, an indie darling so fresh-faced and likeable, her presence manages to balance the film and sweeten Roger Greenberg.s sour.
When we first meet Greenberg.s Roger , he.s a 40ish loser fresh out of a mental hospital for unspecified treatment house-sitting for his successful younger brother Phil (Chris Messina) at Phil.s upscale L. »
The tagline almost writes itself: He's back. And he's still really, really good-looking. Ben Stiller has confirmed that he's planning a sequel to 2001 comedy Zoolander, in which the actor played a clueless but kindhearted male model struggling to find his way back into the limelight.
"We're in the process of getting a script written, so it's in the early stages. But yeah, it's going to happen," Stiller told MTV, adding that Zoolander 2 would focus on how the fashion industry has changed in the 10 years since moviegoers last saw Derek Zoolander and rival catwalk king Hansel, played by Owen Wilson.
"In the fashion world, if you go away for a year, it's changed - it just happens so quickly, »
- Ben Child
The story follows a group of con-men working at New York's upscale Trump Tower who devise a plan to swindle its residents.
Various actors and writers have been involved in the project at one time or another. Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker were once set to co-star, while "Inside Man" writer Russell Gewirtz, "Dodgeball" scribe Rawson Marshall Thurber and "Ocean's Eleven" writer Ted Griffin have all had a crack at the script.
With Stiller now filling the role, a new draft will be penned to take it in a direction more fitting his talents. Director Brett Ratner has long been attached to helm the film. »
- Garth Franklin
The comedian is in talks to star in a revamped version of a gestating project It seems that comedian Ben Stiller could be at the center of a brand new look for an upcoming heist film. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Ben Stiller is in talks to star as the lead in Trump Heist, a move that would mark a significant change to the project's earlier development.
The film previously had stars such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Chris Tucker once in talks for the film. Now it seems that Universal and Ron Howard/Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment are taking the film in a new direction with Stiller in talks to star in the role that Murphy would have played, the ringleader of workers at the ritzy Trump Tower who plan to rob the residents of the upscale facility.
Brett Ratner is attached to direct the »
Ben Stiller is circling the lead role in Universal's heist film Trump Tower, says the Los Angeles Times. The project, which centres on a group of conmen who break into Donald Trump's New York skyscraper, will have its script overhauled to make way for the Dodgeball star. Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Chris Tucker have previously been linked to the project, (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
The Los Angeles Times reports that Ben Stiller is in talks to star in Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment's Trump Heist (it may change its name to "Tower Heist"), which "is about a group of con-men who devise a plan to swindle the residents of New York's upscale Trump Tower, where they also work." The newspaper says that Eddie Murphy was previously attached to play the lead role, with Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker co-starring. A new draft of the script will be written now that Stiller is taking over the role and the project is heading into a new direction. Brett Ratner has been attached to direct "Heist." Russell Gewirtz ( Inside Man ), Rawson Marshall Thurber and Ted Griffin ( Ocean's Eleven , Dodgeball: A True Underdog »
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