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Yesterday saw the release of the first trailer for Moneyball director Bennett Miller’s wrestling drama Foxcatcher—featuring Steve Carrell as a crazy murderer, in a film that is still not that much-clamored-for Dan In Real Life sequel—before it mysteriously disappeared. Now we know why: Sony Pictures Classics announced via press release that it's delayed Foxcatcher until 2014, giving Miller more breathing room in editing, instead of racing to finish in time for awards season. It’s just the latest in a string of confirmed and rumored delays for presumed Oscar contenders: Oliver Dahan’s Grace Of Monaco »
The Planes Blu-Ray has a release date, and you obviously want to get this one on your calendar, both because you know you want it, and because it’s smack dab in holiday buying season.
You may recall that during our Podcast review that covered Planes, I wasn’t all that favorable of it, but that was mostly because I was holding it to Pixar standards. I didn’t exactly dislike it, but you expect so much at this point that I hoped for more. Of course, the kids wanted nothing to do with my snooty, movie critic take on things, and loved it.
You might also recall that I wondered what direction they would take on the bonus features when this one came out, and it looks as though they are going a bit minimalist. A bad move, if you ask me, but it still looks like we have »
- Marc Eastman
Miley Cyrus evidently has a need for speed. Unfortunately, it seems as if one of her neighbors, Steve Carell, might want her to ease up on the gas pedal a bit. "He always gives me the stank-eye because I drive so fast," the 20-year-old pop star says in the Oct. 8 issue of Rolling Stone. Both Cyrus and Carell reside in the affluent Toluca Lake, Calif., area. She continues, "The other day I was trying to reverse and I almost hit a thousand things, and I was getting nervous because I could see him [crossing his arms and sighing]. I'm like, oh, my God, Dan in Real Life is watching me right now!" While Cyrus doesn't say whether she's actually ever met the Office »
In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Miley Cyrus gets candid about her transformation, her industry friends, and the end of her twerking days. Over the past month, she's been making headlines day after day - first with her buzzy VMAs performance and most recently with her split from Liam Hemsworth. Amid all the press and controversy, she's laughed off the criticism and defended herself as an artist. And in her Rolling Stone interview, she addresses all the touchy topics with frank, surprising quotes, explaining the way she sees herself: "I call myself Rapunzel with a mohawk. Standing by my window, looking at the paparazzi, just wanting to leave the crib." Take a look: Her Hollywood Friends and Mentors On her surprising fan: "Did you know Alec Baldwin has Hannah Montana's initials tattooed on him. No, wait - Stephen Baldwin. He said he was my biggest fan, and I »
- Laura Marie Meyers
The phrase, meaning you can’t please everyone, is tattooed on her arm. This is just one of many revelations in the you-know-you’re-going-to-read-the-heck-out-of-it Miley Cyrus Rolling Stone cover story, now available in full online. (Yes, her tongue is out on the cover; no, there aren’t any hammers in sight.) No surprise, the girl who first got big just bein’ Miley isn’t offering any apologies. »
- Erin Strecker
Some movies that play at January's Sundance Film Festival take longer to reach multiplexes than others, but in the case of "A.C.O.D.," which opens in October, it seems to be worth the wait. The comedy, co-written by "The Colbert Report" co-creator Ben Karlin, stars Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins, and Catherine O'Hara, and it looks, by casual estimation, to be really, really funny.
"A.C.O.D." stands for adult child of divorce, something that the main character (played by Scott) clearly is. He was unwittingly part of a study about children of divorce, conducted many years earlier by Lynch, who seeks his input for a follow-up study. Hilarity, as is often the case, ensues.
Based on the trailer, the tone seems to be somewhere between comedy and drama, with a distinct "Dan in Real Life" vibe. But it errs more on the side of comedy, which is always good, »
- Drew Taylor
Finishing up our recaps from today's D23 presentation, including a look at Disney/Pixar's upcoming slate and new projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios, we have the direct-to-video production wing of Disney, DisneyToon Studios. Their contributions to D23 include two new Tinkerbell pictures titled Legend of the NeverBeast and The Pirate Fairy, plus a new Planes sequel, Planes: Fire & Rescue. While these DVD/Blu-ray films might not appeal to the broadest base, the D23 presentation did feature some fun guest surprises, including Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Dane Cook (Dan in Real Life). Hit the jump for my recap. After a brief video tour of DisneyToon Studios, the presentation revisited past successes in the direct-to-video market that include five Tinkerbell features and one TV series. Then, two new Tinkerbell films were introduced. Legend of the NeverBeast Disneytoon Studios director Steve Loter revealed plans for “Legend of the NeverBeast, »
- Dave Trumbore
Actress Britt Robertson has been announced as the female lead in Disney’s upcoming sci-fi project Tomorrowland. which is being led by George Clooney with Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) behind the camera. The actress will play a rebellious high school girl with a knack for technology who needs Clooney’s help as a former inventor on her journey. Raffey Cassidy (Mr Selfridge) will play a kid robot and Hugh Laurie is also on board as the bad guy. Robertson, Clooney and Cassidy will team up to try and save a place called Tomorrowland.
Robertson has held bit parts in movies Dan In Real Life, Scream 4 and the Family Tree as well as the lead in indie romance The First Time but it is in TV where she has held her biggest roles to date. With lead roles in Life Unexpected and The Secret Circle as well as »
- Victoria Bull
• Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) is in early talks to star in Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, a sci-fi film with social and political themes based on his short Tertra Vaal about a police force of robots. The British actor is a regular on The Newsroom and will be reprising his role as Neal in the second season of the HBO show, which starts up again on July 14. [THR]
• It seems like David Oyelowo is in everything these days, but rarely does he get a starring role. In 2012 alone he appeared in Jack Reacher, Lincoln, The Paperboy, Middle of Nowhere, and Red Tails. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Steve Carell has, on average, one despicable thought every six months. "Yes," he says, nodding beatifically. "Yes. That's how pure I am." His most recent involved parking. "There's always that lag time when somebody sits in their car and is like: 'Oh, I know somebody's waiting – I think I'll do my makeup.' Or: 'I think I'm going to check my phone. Because I own this spot right now.' There's a weird psychology to that. And then they pull out and somebody backs in from across the other way." He clenches his fists, eyeballs bulging at the heavens, white teeth bared. Did he kill them? "I didn't, no. No. I meekly drove away. »
- Catherine Shoard
• Helena Bonham Carter will play the part of the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action adaptation of Cinderella. According to reports, this is a slight re-imagining of the classic character and will find Bonham Carter in disguise as a beggar at first. In the oh-too-predictable version of the world, Bonham Carter would have been the wicked stepmother, and Cate Blanchett would have been the fairy godmother. Whether it’s Branagh, Disney, or the actresses (especially Bonham Carter) looking to branch out a little, we’re pleasantly surprised by the news. The project is set to begin its shoot this fall in London. »
- Lindsey Bahr
Here's the thing... if it's out there and it's related to the now filming Godzilla, the odds are pretty damned good you're gonna see and hear about it here first. Yeah. We're a little obsessive. Case in point...
Below you'll get your first look at the great Bryan Cranston and newly cast youngster C.J. Adams (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Dan in Real Life), which was just tweeted by C.J.'s father, Matt Adams, who states on Twitter, "My boy Cj's new movie dad!" As always we are there to make the catch. Check out the image, and look for more soon!
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard T. Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn, Patrick Sabongui, Yuki Morita, Brian Markinson, Juliette Binoche, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, C.J. Adams, and Ken Watanabe star.
- Uncle Creepy
Planes started out as a direct-to-dvd release but, much like how Pixar's John Lasseter once rescued Toy Story 2 from that fate, it will be getting a full theatrical release. You can see the latest trailer below.
The film takes place in the same cinematic universe as Cars, this time following their airborne cousins. It follows the aptly named Dusty (he's a cropdusting aeroplane) who must overcome his fear of heights to compete in a famous aerial race. A good ol' underdog story, as one of the trailer's characters says.
Planes is directed by Klay Hall and written by Jeffrey M. Howard, with the voice talents of Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), John Cleese (A Fish Called Wanda), Dane Cook (Dan In Real Life), Brad Garrett (Finding Nemo) and Cedric the Entertainer (Ice Age).
Watch the trailer here...
Planes is set to »
- Chris Villeneuve
Fox 2000 has picked up Highrise, a thriller spec script from Peter Dowling. Jon Shestack, whose credits include Air Force One and Dan in Real Life, is on board to produce. The logline is being kept under wraps, but it's described as being in the vein of the Stephen King story and subsequent movie Misery, this time set in a Manhattan skyscraper. Dowling has a thing for contained thrillers. He was a writer on the 2005 Jodie Foster thriller Flightplan, which was set on a plane. He also wrote and directed Stag Night, a thriller that took place in subway
- Borys Kit
“I came from the garden.” And so he did, odd little Timothy Green (Cj Adams: Dan in Real Life), the product of a magical thunderstorm and the thwarted hopes and dreams of his newly adoptive parents, Cindy (Jennifer Garner: Arthur) and Jim (Joel Edgerton: Zero Dark Thirty). Literally sprang from the soil, the adorable tyke did, sprouted from a box of buried tokens representing Cindy and Jim’s grieving for the biological child they’ve learned they can never have. Clearly intended to call to mind Disney’s family fantasies of the 1950s and 60s, Timothy’s magic is as modest as can be, and its aim is a bit off: it’s not intended for kids who might appreciate the strange boy’s kooky oddball goofiness but appears more targeted at couples who don’t see adopting as a viable alternative to natural parenthood and who worry about having »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Director: Peter Hedges.
Running Time: 105 minutes.
Synopsis: A childless couple bury a box in their backyard containing all of their wishes for the perfect child. Soon, a child is born, but little Timothy Green is not all that he appears.
It’s been five year since Peter Hedges’ last endeavor, Dan In Real Life, with his collection of projects showing that he is definitely king of the kooky. His latest movie The Odd Life Of Timothy Green proves to be no different. Told through a series of flashbacks about how a married couple have come to the position they are in, we are then introduced to the tale of how a child magically grows out of the ground to teach them both to be better parents.
While it may confuse some as to why a children’s film follows two adults, »
- Lucy Cave
If you believe that fairies live at the bottom of the garden, then you might just find yourself in movie heaven (or a rubber room) with this whimsical yarn starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. Others will be left nonplussed by a story that casts the aforementioned as a married couple desperate to have a child and then find one, freshly sprouted from a hole in the front yard.
Garner gives a master-class in dewy-eyed melancholy in the opening stretch, but writer/director Peter Hedges is also quite practiced in the art of balancing sadness against dreamy optimism (with credits including Dan in Real Life and the script for What's Eating Gilbert Grape). Here, though, it's just a little too much to take when those dreams magically come to life in physical form. »
Update: The primary cast of Godzilla looks complete (and it didn't work out with Henry Cavill). Aaron Johnson (Kick-a**) , Elizabeth Olson (Kill Your Darlings) and Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") starring and David Straithairn (Lincoln), Ken Watanabe (Inception), Juliette Binoche (Dan in Real Life) and "Hawaii Five-0" actor Richard T. Jones (Super 8) in supporting roles. Production has already begun on the Legendary Films reboot of one of the most popular monster movies of all time.
Jan. 7, 2013 - Henry Cavill, the new Superman in Man of Steel, may be taking on another monster reboot. He's on the short list of actors being considered to star in Godzilla, Legendary's high profile remake. How cool would it be to see Superman take on Godzilla?? Also reportedly under consideration for the role is Scoot McNairy (Argo), and Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee in X-Men: First Class).
A bit of a dustup, though, because Legendary dismissed »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
The writer of the spoof Twitter account about the notoriously chilly film-maker shares his view of the 'charming' man seen in a new documentary – and on being right about the stinky cat
A funny thing happened the other week while I was discussing my surreal alternate life as @Michael_Haneke. After discovering that I was behind the parody Twitter account, my acquaintance asked: "But how did you know about the cats?" For the uninitiated, one of the key obsessions of fake Haneke, a purposely lowbrow take on the famously austere director, is his "stinky cat". It was a recurring joke made to distance the two Hanekes even more, not being able to imagine the director of The White Ribbon making so many references to his cat's flatulence.
Yet, as I have recently found out, "real Haneke" is the proud owner of more than one cat, a fact that few people know. »
We haven’t visited the Legendary movie Godzilla since its first reveal during the 2012 Comic Con, but we have a few cast members to report having been added to the project as well as familiar script writer. Brian Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo), Aaron Taylor (Kick Ass), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House) and Juliet Binoche (Dan in Real Life) are all in various states of talks to be assigned with the film. Some of which may rely on the script rewrite by Frank Darabont.
You may remember Frank Darabont from his work on The Walking Dead, which he left in 2011, but he’s also well known for screenplays for The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Godzilla will be his latest writing project. He sat down with io9 and talked about the movie.
What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. »
- Jess Orso
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