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With a filmography that includes Up In The Air, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and End of Watch, actress Anna Kendrick has been seen in a number of genres over the past few years. One of her more notable entries was 2012′s Pitch Perfect, which saw her make a foray into musicals, which she followed up with by signing on to the movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods. However, Kendrick will also be seen in The Last 5 Years, an adaptation of the stage musical that follows a couple over the course of their five-year affair. Kendrick takes on the role of Cathy Hyatt in the film, co-starring alongside Betsy Wolfe, who played the role in a 2013 stage revival of the musical, as well as Jeremy Jordan and Natalie Knepp. The film is written and directed by Richard Lagravenese, and made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Despite a positive response at Sundance earlier this year we've all been wondering just where and when we would be catching Jonathan Miliot and Cary Murnion's new horror comedy 'Cooties'. The feature was picked up by Lionsgate and we were expecting a speedy roll out. But now it seems, at least according to producer and star Elijah Wood ('Maniac', 'Grand Piano'), that the project is actually getting a new ending and will hopefully be appearing in theatres at some point in January 2015. The actor revealed the details in a recent interview with Twitch confirming that 'we ended up getting some more money to make a new ending, which we're really excited about'. Wood stars alongside Rainn Wilson ('The Office'), Alison Pill ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), Jack McBrayer ('30 Rock') and Nasim Pedrad. Whilst Miliot and Murnion helm from »
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
With a title like “The Lego Movie”, most potential audience members will probably have made up their minds one way or the other. The film itself shows that you can't judge a film by its title; unless you think it's going to be awesome, in which case you happen to be right. It seems that many people did expect it to be awesome, going by the film's box office. But really, The Lego Movie will appeal to anyone who likes creativity (which should, in theory, be anyone who's a fan of cinema). And here's why...
It's from the directors of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was a terrifically inventive ode to geeky enthusiasm (a scientist is hailed as a hero for making it rain cheeseburgers), with a goofy wit, stylish cinematography (or whatever the animated equivalent is), and one of the most oddly »
The second official one-sheet for Tommy Wirkola's zombie comedy horror sequel 'Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead' is here and comes complete with yet another pun firmly asserting itself into the tongue in cheek category once more. The follow-up will be released by USA Entertainment both on VOD and theatrically simultaneously on 10 October. 'Dead Snow 2' stars Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Ingrid Haas ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), Jocelyn Deboer, Martin Starr ('This is the End') and Orjan Gamst. Head below to check out the new poster. »
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
More than a dozen female celebrities have been victims of a leaked photo scandal, many of which are seen fully nude. The hacker who posted the photos reportedly has more nude images of even more celebrities, while representatives of the victims in questions are looking to press charges.
Among the celebrities involved are Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man) and Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23), as well as model Kate Upton and Olympic medalist Hope Solo.
A statement from Lawrence’s representatives said: “This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence”.
Lawrence herself added on Twitter: “It’s so weird and hard how people take your privacy away from you.”
Many of the victims have denied »
- Luke Owen
Anthony Stokes on why Marvel’s movies will only get better from here…
After the massive success of comic book movies over the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about the superhero bubble bursting and that the trend will come to an end. For Marvel Studios, there’s also the issue that many of their lead actors contracts are coming to an end in the next few years. Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. specifically may not have many more Marvel movies under their belt, with Robert’s age becoming a factor and Chris Evans seemingly wanting to kickstart the second leg of his career doing more meaningful intimate projects. But fear not. Not only do I think Marvel will be just fine without their core Avengers, but they might do even better. Creatively at least.
In response to the question of whether the comic book movie trend is sustainable, »
- Gary Collinson
As we’ve said before, Edgar Wright is one of the most visually inventive directors working today. That’s just a fact. He makes dynamic use of his camera to aid storytelling and joke-telling. One of his signature moves is using extreme close ups to tell visual jokes, often with crash zooms and ominous music. Filmmaker Jaume R. Lloret has gone over Wright’s films with a fine tooth comb, pulling examples from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End to create this entertaining supercut of extremely mundane objects extremely close-up. Check it.
- Mily Dunbar
The Evil Within
Mount and Carpenter play detectives visiting a mental asylum, the scene of a bloody mass murder where police officers lie slaughtered. Mount's character finds himself alone and battling with a hooded tormentor (Haley). The game launches October 14th. [Source: Joystiq]
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Entitled "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?," Epps beat out the likes of Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans for the role and the actor reportedly just finished a first readthrough session this week. [Source: Twitter]
- Garth Franklin
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World), everyone’s favorite girlfriend, has signed on to star in Dan Trachtenberg‘s Valencia opposite the previously cast John Goodman. The project is coming from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures’ Insurge division and thus not a lot of details are available at this time. Along with the casting news, Variety was able to divulge some more plot information for the film which is expected to begin »
- Graham McMorrow
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) has taken a leading role opposite John Goodman in director Dan Trachtenberg's upcoming microbudget thriller, The Cellar (formerly Valencia), Variety reports.
- Ryan Turek
This is one of the films that, upon reading the cast-listing and the synopsis that I could find online regarding it, peaked my interest and was one I was excited about sitting down to watch for Frightfest review. Directed by Riley Stearns who, from what I can tell, has only previously directed a number of short films, with this, Faults, being his first feature presentation. The cast, specifically Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Lance Reddick (Fringe) and Beth Grant (Donnie Darko) had me intrigued from the start.
We meet Ansel (Leland Orser) who is an expert on cults who had hit a brick wall and is struggling to stay above ground in his floundering career, doing seminars for nobody important in »
- Chris Cummings
The kids are taking over the Great White Way. Since its first production in 1996, Kenneth Lonergan’s caustic comedy This Is Our Youth has attracted the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Paquin, and Mark Ruffalo. And on Sept. 11, the three-person play about wealthy teens in early-’80s Manhattan makes its Broadway debut with a new trio of stars. Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson, and Michael Cera, fresh off a trial run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, tell EW how their lives led them to This.
Culkin first performed This Is Our Youth 12 years ago in London’s West End— and never forgot about it. »
- Marc Snetiker
Arrow in the Head have managed to score a trio of new exclusive stills from Kevin Greutert's ('Saw 3D') upcoming thriller 'Jessabelle'. The latest Blumhouse production stars Sarah Snook ('Sleeping Beauty') and Mark Webber ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World') as a couple of friends with Snook playing the title role who finds herself up against a long-tormented spirit. Greutert helms from a script penned by 'Hell Baby' and 'Reno 911's Robert Ben Garant. 'Jessabelle' also stars David Andrews, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera, Larisa Oleynik, Chris Ellis, Fran Bennett and Amber Stevens. Check out the images below. »
Now here's a cool little teaser poster! Helping to promote the limited theatrical run it'll be receiving in the Us from 10 October Tommy Wirkola's zombie sequel 'Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead' has gone all out Nazi. The new poster features a swastika made up of blood and limbs accompanied by the best-worst tagline I've ever heard...'The Sequel You Did Nazi Coming'. Genius! The follow-up to Wirkola's ('Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters') 2009 original stars Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Ingrid Haas ('Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'), Jocelyn Deboer and Martin Starr ('This is the End'). Check out the new poster below. »
As previously announced, Paul Rudd is playing the title character, also known as Scott Lang, in the Marvel Studios adaptation. Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly are co-starring, and the cast also includes House of Cards’ Corey Stoll, Danny Collins’ Bobby Cannavale, End of Watch’s Michael Peña, The Dark Knight’s David Dastmalchian, Togetherness’ Abby Ryder Fortson, comedian Gregg Turkington, and The Wire’s Wood Harris.
- Ariana Bacle
He picked up a bass for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and a guitar at the end of Juno, so we all knew Michael Cera was musically inclined. But his new, self-released collection of quiet, folky mostly-instrumentals (titled true that) still caught the Internet off-guard when Jonah Hill Tweeted about it Wednesday night, saying, "My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music." Cera has not commented on the Bandcamp page, which is adorned with pictures of the actor and the low-key summary, "Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero. »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
You guys, Michael Cera now exists in music form.
You guys, Michael Cera now exists in music form.
My great friend Michael Cera not only is a brilliant actor, he also makes great music. Check it out: http://t.co/lbc8sDcSco
— Jonah Hill (@JonahHill) August 13, 2014
This album totally exists and is so Michael Cera it hurts. You can listen to it here.
5 Things You Don't Know About Jonah Hill
true that by Michael Cera
There's something about this album’s existence that you want to make fun of so badly but after listening to it, we just can't. It's lo-fi, folky, and kind of amazing. Picture being inside on a rainy day, reupholstering thrift store furniture, while Arrested Development plays on Netflix in the background. That's what true that is like.
He even sings, too! Michael Cera sings on »
Like Jerry’s installment yesterday, I too tend to write with a playlist blasting in the background. As a musical theatre performer and a former coffee-shop cover singer, music plays a major part in my life. My music tastes are all over the board, but my writing playlists tend not to really click with what most people would assume is played when analyzing horror films. My favorite bands aren’t even on this list, because my “writing mix” is very specific to my writing process. It’s weird. I almost can’t listen to my all time favorite bands when I write because then I become distracted. I love finding new and undiscovered talents and I’m a sucker for female covers, but most of my songs are, well, you be the judge. -Bj Colangelo
1) Pogo: “Skynet Symphony”
I can’t speak highly enough of Pogo. The guy makes his »
- BJ Colangelo
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