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He was once the world's most famous male model. Even his looks were household names. Le Tigre. Magnum. And of course, Blue Steel. But that was a long, long, long time ago. Now, Derek Zoolander is back, and the world of male modeling has changed. Paramount Pictures has released the first full trailer for Zoolander 2, and it brings Derek out of retirement, along with a whole slew of celebrity cameos. Things kick of with the 'androgynous' Benedict Cumberbatch being asked if he has a hot dog or a bun. And it gets crazier from their.
Penélope Cruz stars as Montana Grosso. She recruits Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) to help stop a killer who is targeting the most beautiful people in the world. And this assassin is starting with Justin Bieber. All of the targets are dying with Derek's signature look. Blue Steel. And it is »
"There's only one criminal mastermind who could be behind all this." Paramount has unleashed the first amusing trailer for the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as male models Zoolander and Hansel. This is a full-on trailer that actually spends time explaining the story and the characters, showing tons of footage including some hilarious sets and all the endlessly amazing costumes. Penélope Cruz co-stars with Kristen Wiig, Christine Taylor, Billy Zane and of course, Will Ferrell as Mugatu. I'm still not sure if this is going to top the original, but at least they're giving it a shot. Enjoy! Here's the new full-length trailer for Justin Theroux's Zoolander 2, direct from Paramount's YouTube: Zoolander 2 is directed by Ben Stiller (director of Zoolander, Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and written by Justin Theroux (writer of Tropic Thunder, director of Dedication). Ben Stiller »
- Alex Billington
15 years later, Derek Zoolander and his ridiculous good looks are back. After a brief teaser without any actual footage, Paramount have now released a full-length trailer with shows off the returning cast and a handful of new faces. Once again directed Ben Stiller, this time the script is by Justin Theroux, who worked with Stiller on the immensely funny Tropic Thunder.
As for the story, “It’s ten years later and most of it is set in Europe,” Stiller tells Empire. I don’t want to give away too much, but it’s basically Derek and Hansel ten years later – though the last movie ended on a happy note a lot of things have happened in the meantime. Their lives have changed and they’re not really relevant anymore. It’s a new world for them.”
- Jordan Raup
3% Body Fat. 1% Brain Activity. In a selfie-obsessed world, reality-tv figures like the Kardashians are some of the world’s biggest stars. Is there really room to satirize the self-obsession that is the new normal? Or is it the exact right time? We’ll find out soon enough as Ben Stiller is mounting the “Zoolander” sequel and it’s coming soon. What is the sequel, officially titled “Zoolander No. 2,” about? Ridiculously good-looking male models Derek (Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) who are return to the fashion world to once again face off against Mugatu who has an even more nefarious plan than last time. Directed by Ben Stiller and written by Justin Theroux ("Tropic Thunder"), "Zoolander 2" co-stars Kristen Wiig, Olivia Munn, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Fred Armisen, Billy Zane, Kanye West and more. “Zoolander No. 2” opens on February 12, 2016. Watch the first official trailer below and check »
- Edward Davis
- Jazz Tangcay
It's been more than three long months since the first trailer for Paramount's highly-anticipated comedy sequel Zoolander 2 arrived, and fans have been deprived of any new material featuring supermodel Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and his rival Hansel (Owen Wilson) ever since. With the February 12, 2016 release date rapidly approaching, IGN and Fashionista have debuted two new posters, which bring these fictional icons back together and hint at a new Chanel-inspired title, Zoolander No. 2. Both posters feature the appropriate tagline "Long Time No Z."
As you may recall, the first trailer didn't actually feature any footage from Zoolander 2, merely showing Derek Zoolander getting confused about various versions of the sequel's title. Perhaps these posters could be leading up to the next trailer, but Paramount hasn't confirmed when we may see new footage. No plot details have been revealed yet, but we do know there will be plenty of familiar and »
Ben Stiller's film production company, Red Hour, which is responsible such films as "Zoolander," "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Tropic Thunder" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," has pacted with Bold Films for a new slate of film, television and digital projects. Bold Films, which launched a decade ago, will provide much of the development overhead and production financing for Stiller's new ventures. The London, La and NYC-based production house has delivered such awards contenders as last year's "Whiplash" and "Nightcrawler," as well as Nicolas Winding Refn's surprise 2011 cult hit, "Drive." Nicky Weinstock, former creative head of Apatow Productions and senior vice president of Chernin Entertainment, will be a part of the new team. “Our financial backing from Bold enables us to put together films and shows both inside and outside the traditional studio and network systems," stated »
- Ruben Guevara
Additionally, veteran producer and executive Nicky Weinstock has joined Red Hour, which will be relocating its offices to Bold Films’ spaces in Los Angeles and New York. Bold Films will provide the overhead, as well as development and production financing on independent projects.
Red Hour, which has completed its longstanding first-look deal at Fox, has produced mostly comedies, including “Zoolander” and its upcoming sequel; “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”; “Blades of Glory”; “Tropic Thunder”; and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Bold Films, founded a decade ago by Michael Litvack and headed by Gary Michael Walters, produced “Whiplash,” “Nightcrawler” and “Drive.”
In an announcement Monday, Stiller said the agreement enables Red Hour to be fully independent.
“I am excited to begin this new chapter for Red Hour, »
- Dave McNary
The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).
It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best. »
The neck-chomping culebras and those who hunt them will return to the small screen in the future, as Miramax and El Ray revealed today that Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series has been renewed for a third season:
Press Release: Santa Monica, CA / Austin, TX (October 26, 2015) - Miramax® and El Rey announced today that their one-hour scripted original, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," has been renewed for a third season. Hailed as "radically different...a fascinating ride" by the Associated Press, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" will air its season two finale with guest star Demi Lovato on El Rey Network on Tuesday, October 27 at 9Pm Et.
A reimagining of Robert Rodriguez's 1996 iconic movie From Dusk Till Dawn, which Miramax® also released theatrically at the time, the TV show expands on the fascinating supernatural crime saga centered around brothers Seth and Richie Gecko.
- Derek Anderson
But a Walking Shadow: Franco’s Faulkner Redux Merely Serviceable
Continuing to thumb his nose at naysayers, James Franco plunges onward into his own particular directorial abyss with his second William Faulkner adaptation, The Sound and the Fury. Much like its predecessor, 2013’s As I Lay Dying, the actor-filmmaker manages a troubled synopsis of Faulkner’s enigmatic text but still remains unable to strike a visual resonance necessitating his undertaking.
Ambitious and a bit pretentious, Franco’s cinematic hubris may know no bounds, though it’s still refreshing to see him shirk the limiting lasso of mainstream sensibility in his personal crusade to create something meaningful. That said, there are several moments reaching a certain poetic pitch, collapsing a quartet of perspectives into a simplified triptych. Complex characterizations and the narrative resonance of Faulkner aren’t quite intact with this otherwise faithful transplant, but its first and third acts maintain a watchable melodramatic energy. »
- Nicholas Bell
Out in limited release and available on VOD is the horror comedy with a fantasy twist, The Final Girls. From director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas), the film follows young Max (Taissa Farmiga) a year after her scream-queen mother (Malin Akerman) dies. When her cinephile friend invites her out to a celebratory screening of the film she was most famous for, Max and her group of friends are transported to the actual reality of the 80s horror slasher. Once there the group must find a way to survive the relentless, murdering Billy. That’s a lot of setup and yet the The Final Girls manages to be quite smooth and smart in the way things are laid out. While the film mostly plays for laughs instead of horror, there are some more interesting aspects working at the core of the film when it comes to Max and her »
- Bill Graham
Three posters inspired by George A. Romero's Creepshow have been released and designed by Boneface and We Buy Your Kids. Also: a trailer for The Forest, a look at Demi Lovato in From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2, and a new Fallout 4 video.
Creepshow Posters: "October Is Upon Us! Easily the best month of the year, it’s time to celebrate all things creepy and crawly. We’re thrilled to kick things off with three awesome posters by Boneface and We Buy Your Kids for one of the best horror anthologies ever - Creepshow!
Creepshow by Boneface. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $40 Creepshow (Version 1) by We Buy Your Kids. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $40 Creepshow (Version 2) by We Buy Your Kids. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $40
These posters will »
- Tamika Jones
A full course meal always tastes better while watching Friday the 13th, am I right? The 1980 slasher film will be shown at Nitehawk Cinema with dinner provided by The Meat Hook. Also in this round-up: mid-season marathon details for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2 and the New York City premiere of Old 37.
"Ticket Price: $75
Age Policy: 21 and Up
A killer’s on the loose at Nitehawk Cinema and he’s serving up a multi-course dinner of fresh meat from The Meat Hook for a special Film Feast presentation of Friday The 13th.
Things don’t go so well for the reopening of Camp Crystal Lake as the new counselors are stalked and slashed…but by whom? As the »
- Tamika Jones
It’s hard for a mother to remain unemotional when she watches her baby leave the proverbial coop, but Der Bunker is what happens when those feelings manifest into a hostage scenario of sorts. It’s your atypical twisted fairytale about a boy, locked away from the world without any sense of maturation, but that’s only where we begin. Der Bunker then delves into absolute insanity by introducing the likes of a festering wound that oversees the homemade prison like a God, primitive punishments, and questionable breastfeeding practices – a line of brilliance that German filmmaker Nikias Chryssos dances upon with unimaginable ferocity.
Pit Bukowski plays a young academic (referred to as “Student”), who seeks quiet refuge so he can advance the realms of science with his new Higgs particle theory (science-y stuff). Upon entering his newly rented room, the student meets a family who is as frugal as they are strange. »
- Matt Donato
Put down your buckets of pig's blood kids, it will not end well for you. In this round-up, we have a Q&A with Emily Lopez from Carrie the Musical which opens on October 8th. Also: more details from Screamfest 2015, From Dusk Till Dawn season 2, and Shawn Scott's novel Apocalypse Swordsman.
Carrie the Musical Q&A: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA – August 19, 2015) Producers Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman and The Transfer Group have announced that Carrie The Musical will return to Los Angeles at the historic Los Angeles Theater, the first theatrical musical at that venue.
Tickets are available beginning Monday, August 24th at www.ExperienceCarrie.com. Carrie The Musical begins previews on October 1, 2015, and officially opens on October 8, 2015. Performances are on sale through November 22.
Directed by Brady Schwind and choreographed by Lee Martino, this immersive staging of Carrie takes the legendary musical off the stage and »
- Tamika Jones
Read More: Watch: Passion is Pitted Against the Hays Code in Hitchcock Kissing Supercut Call your loved ones and hide your children, for even fictional characters are not safe from the unassailable beat of "Uptown Funk." At least, that's according to What's the Mashup, who set the song of the year to 100 famous movie dance scenes. In the five minute video, cinematic history is rewritten as everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" to Tom Cruise in "Tropic Thunder" finds themselves mysteriously overtaken by "Uptown Funk." The mashup is an excellent catalogue of cinema's best boogies, but it also raises some questions; namely, how does every scene sync up so well with "Uptown Funk?" Is "Uptown Funk" the universal connective thread? Will the future be a choice between moving to Mars and moving to Bruno Mars? "Uptown Funk": friend or foe? Watch the video above and decide for. »
- Karen Brill
With $13.2M in domestic box office Universal's Straight Outta Compton held off the upstart War Room to claim the #1 position on the charts for the third weekend in a row. War Room, which beat Compton in theaters on Friday, made $11M with a robust $9,692 per screen average. The top of the heap was still a pretty low heap, however, as the top 12 made $68.8M, off 22% from last year's $88.2M, which was a weak weekend itself. That $68.8M also gives this frame the dubious distinction of being the lowest grossing weekend of the year, 12% lower than March 6 - 8th's $78.3M. The newcomers that helped achieve that feat included No Escape, the Owen Wilson/Pierce Brosnan military coup flick, which the Weinsteins state came in just a little under their $9M estimate with $8.3M. On 2,470 screens that $3,355 psa is better than the $2,850 that last year's late-August Pierce Brosnan movie offering, The November Man, »
- Keith Simanton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It doesn’t look like the failure of Fantastic Four has put Michael B. Jordan off comic book movies, with The Wrap reporting that the actor is in talks to star in Blood Brothers, based upon the Dark Horse vampire title.
The action comedy is described as “a buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity.”
- Gary Collinson
After working with MGM on Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming boxing drama “Creed,” Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to star in the studio’s vampire movie “Blood Brothers,” based on the Dark Horse graphic novel, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Dark Horse Entertainment is producing the action-comedy, and the graphic novel itself was based on a screenplay by “Tropic Thunder” writer Etan Cohen. Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller wrote the comic. “Blood Brothers” is described as a buddy picture involving two party-loving vampires/best friends who team up to take on a villain obsessed with the apocalypse and destroying humanity. »
- Jeff Sneider
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