8 items from 2014
"Looks like somebody used a landmine to clear their sinuses." Way back towards the beginning of the year, the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime movie Kite debuted, showing Samuel L. Jackson in what seemed like a grittier, alternative sequel to Shaft. Now a new trailer shows a little more of what we can expect from the film. It's got an R-rating, so this won't be a tame thriller, and the world in which the story is set seems cool enough. Plus, this seems like an interesting role for Callan McAuliffe (Flipped) to continue his acting career. Could this be one of Jackson's surprise hits? Watch the trailer now! Here's the latest trailer for Ralph Ziman's Kite from IGN: Kite is directed by Ralph Ziman and based on Yasuomi Umetsu's iconic Japanese anime of the same name. When her cop father is killed, a »
- Ethan Anderton
The Jem and the Holograms actress will star in Focus Features, eOne, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Blumhouse Productions' horror sequel, reports Deadline.
Details of the film, which will continue the franchise's story of supernatural possession, remain under wraps.
Insidious: Chapter 3 will open in Us cinemas on April 3, 2015. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
Watch a trailer for Insidious: Chapter 2 below: »
No plot details have been released at this time, although it was confirmed last month that Leigh Whannell is writing and directing the sequel, taking over the directorial reins from Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 director James Wan.
It isn't known if Insidious and Insidious Chapter 2 stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Angus Sampson will reprise their roles for the sequel, or if Leigh Whannell will return as paranormal investigator Specs. Our report from last month revealed that production will begin on July 7.
Looks like Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson are through being haunted. Though the duo starred in the ultra-successful horror flick Insidious and its sequel, Insidious: Chapter 3 will bring new blood to the franchise. Today, it was announced that Stefanie Scott, who will also star in Blumhouse’s upcoming Jem and the Holograms and has appeared on the Disney sitcom A.N.T. Farm, is taking on the leading role in the threequel.
Scott is the first star to be announced for this film. No doubt the actress’s work on the aforementioned Jon M. Chu-directed ’80s cartoon adaptation, which is currently in production, is what won her the role. Scott’s other projects have included romantic coming-of-age drama Flipped and sex comedy No Strings Attached.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, but it’s presumed that the shadowy demon who menaced the Lamberts in the first and second »
- Isaac Feldberg
Though production is already underway, two more intriguing castmembers have been added to director Jon M. Chu’s (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) live-action Jem and the Holograms movie. The lead cast is already set with Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) as Jem, Stefanie Scott (Flipped) as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) as Aja, and Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as Shana, but now 1980s staple Molly Ringwald and actress Juliette Lewis have been set as part of the ensemble. The original series revolved around the adventures of the titular rock band and its mysterious frontwoman Jem, but this updated iteration envisions Jem as an orphaned teenager who becomes an internet sensation and subsequently embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt with her band. Hit the jump for more on the project and the nature of Ringwald and Lewis’ roles. News of Ringwald and Lewis joining Jem and the Holograms was reported by THR and Deadline, »
- Adam Chitwood
It's been a long time since we've had the Rob Reiner that made "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Stand By Me." The filmmakers last two efforts were the barely seen "Flipped" and "The Magic Of Belle Isle," while "The Bucket List" was successful schlock. And that seems like that description will apply to "And So It Goes." Starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, it seems this movie will fill your quota of old people jokes that didn't make the editorial cut at Reader's Digest. As for the story, it follows a jerkstore real estate agent who has his life thrown into chaos when his estranged son drops a granddaughter he never knew existed on his doorstep. Uh oh! Surely lots of hijinks follows. Find out how below. "And So It Goes" opens on July 14th. [Vlicious] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The first Jem and the Holograms movie images have been released for director Jon M. Chu’s (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) adaptation of the 1980s animated TV series, as the cast is now unveiled. Things have been moving fast on the Jason Blum-produced film, as it was only just announced a little over a month ago. Chu’s cast is led by Aubrey Peeples (Nashville) as Jem, Stefanie Scott (Flipped) as Kimber, Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters) as Aja, and Aurora Perrineau (Pretty Little Liars) as Shana. For those unfamiliar with the property, the story revolves around the adventures of the titular rock band and its mysterious frontwoman Jem. In this adaptation, Jem is an orphaned teenager who becomes an internet sensation and subsequently embarks on a music-driven scavenger hunt with her band. Blum previously told us that the pic will be rated PG, and I’m interested to see how this curious project turns out. »
- Adam Chitwood
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Studios Home Entertainment
Inspired by techniques learned from Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club), Belfort gets help from Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill, Moneyball) and father Max Belfort (Rob Reiner, Flipped). But the FBI, in the form of Agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler, Super 8), is out to bring them all down.
The R-rated film, which is based on the real Belfort’s book, also stars Jon Favreau (Iron Man 2), Margot Robbie (TV’s Pan Am), Shea Whigham (Take Shelter) and Joanna Lumley (TV’s Absolutely Fabulous) in a great performance as British Aunt Emma. »
8 items from 2014
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