1-20 of 976 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
What do you get if you put Spider-Man and General Zod in a movie together? Lots and lots of swearing – according to the clip from 99 Homes that was just released. That hard-hitting dialogue is indicative of the tone of the film, which is the latest directorial effort from Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price). Starring Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Michael Shannon (Man Of Steel) and Laura Dern (The Fault In Our Stars), 99 Homes takes a swipe at the current global economic climate, through the crisis experienced by one family.
Written by Bahrani with Amir Nederi (Manhattan By Numbers) and Bahareh Azimi (Goodbye Solo), 99 Homes addresses the idea of the 99% versus the wealthiest of society, by pitching an everyday guy against a cold corporate entity. In what seems to be a tale of the will to survive, it asks the question, how far would you go to save yourself and those you love? »
- Sarah Myles
Hong Kong — Iconic Hong Kong-based director Wong Kar Wai has set mid-October as the release date for a 3D version of “The Grandmaster,” his Oscar-nominated biopic of Ip Man, the martial arts maestro who mentored Bruce Lee.
The 3D version will be given a wide release by its Chinese distributor and co-producer Bona Film Group, some 21 months after it took out the original in conventional 2D and Imax formats. Starring Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung Chiu-wai, the film earned Academy Awards nominations for costume and cinematography.
Conversion is being handled by Vancouver, Canada-based Gener8 Media, which previously handled stereoscopic work on “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Godzilla,” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” The conversion is being paid for by Bona.
Wong, known for his painstaking working methods, is reported to be “100% present and hands on.”
“We had originally planned to film ‘The Grandmaster’ in 3D not only for the cinematic sensation, »
- Patrick Frater
Director: Marc Webb
Running Time: 142 minutes
Extras: Making Of, Deleted Scenes, Commentary, Music Video
The reboot nobody particularly wanted spreads its wings into new territory. Having that awkward backstory out of the way means that The Amazing Spider-man 2 can become its own beast. With that in mind, it’s clear to see that this film had absolutely no idea of what it wanted to do. This is The Amazing Spider-man 2’s greatest problem, it is all over the place in terms of tone and plot points. We start off with an interesting sequence set aboard a plane. The scene gives us some more backstory into Peter Parker’s parents’ disappearance. Hitting hard along the lines of spy espionage thrillers or terrorist centred action films of the 90s, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
He also added that the films' perceived lack of success was relative.
"No, the performance of the films hasn't had any negative effect on the sales of the comics," Brevoort wrote on his Tumblr Formspring.
"And apart from that, all of those films did business - just not as much business as the folks making them might have liked in some cases."
Watch the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below: »
The summer of 2014 has been a fascinating season for the comic book genre as a whole, but it.s even more interesting when you notice that in the past few months we.ve seen three very distinct looks into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. More than just the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which brought us James Gunn.s Guardians of the Galaxy, this broader spectrum also includes the likes of both the X-Men and The Amazing Spider-Man, which all come off the pages of Marvel Comics and just happen to be divided on the big screen by different studios holding the rights to separate and distinct groups of characters. To say that it.s been a bit of a mixed bag would be a slight understatement, as it.s been a season of both disappointments and surprises. Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the Andrew Garfield-led reboot »
Lawrence co-leads the film along with her American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook co-star Bradley Cooper. The film hits UK cinemas on October 24, but still lacks a release date in the United States. The film went through an extensive 18-month editing process, and has failed to pick up a Us distributor. That means that despite a great cast and meaty dramatic material, Serena likely won’t have a chance to pick up any Academy Award nominations this fall, and may someday quietly get a direct-to-home video release in the States.
Directed by Susanne Bier (director of the 2010 Oscar winner Best Foreign Film, In A Better World), Serena stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Sean Harris (Prometheus), Sam Reid (The Railway Man), Toby Jones »
- James Garcia
Sony Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” swung to an easy No. 1 debut on all three national home video charts for the week ending Aug. 24.
The sequel – which earned $202.9 million in U.S. theaters – bumped Lionsgate’s “Divergent” to the No. 2 spot on all three charts, where it had been No. 1 for the last two weeks.
According to Nielsen data, “Divergent” in its third week in stores sold just 15.3% as many copies as “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” On Nielsen VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart, the margin between the two was even higher, with the high-definition version of “Divergent” selling just 9.1% as many copies as the Blu-ray Disc of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
A two-pack of both “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and the first installment in the Marvel superhero reboot, 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” available exclusively at Walmart, debuted at No. 3 on VideoScan’s Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 12 on the First Alert sales chart, »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Emma Stone has a new look at the Venice Film Festival.
Ciao Bella! Emma Stone is at the 71st Venice Film Festival with short hair and a dark green Valentino Couture gown that has a very low cut. Her red hair goes fabulous with that color, and she pulls off the latest bob trend.
News: Emma Stone Addresses Her ‘Too Skinny’ Criticisms
Birdman is about an actor who once played an iconic superhero, but he must overcome his ego and family trouble when he tries to mount a Broadway production to reclaim his past glory. The film is set to debut at the New York Film Festival on October 11, 2014.
Before Emma Stone was in [link »
Ciao bello! Andrew Garfield arrived in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 26 for the Venice Film Festival with impressive scruff in tow. The Amazing Spider-Man star, 31, rocked a full-on beard that would make any mountain man -- or Jared Leto -- proud. Although he has worn both the clean-shaved and scruffy looks before, this new style represents an impressive commitment to growth. Just last month, Garfield wore a full beard to the Magic in the Moonlight premiere with girlfriend Emma Stone in New York on July 17. And in the [...] »
Venice - Truth or dare? This is a game played by two characters in magnificently acidic metatextual comedy "Birdman." It's also the film as a three-word question. Truth or dare? Real stage actor or star? You can have your artistic integrity, or you can have a hit. You can go Method, or you can really fly. You can be Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), or you can be Birdman (Riggan Thomson). Initially, "Birdman" poses as a trenchant critique of the seemingly endless parade of men in capes that is the summer blockbuster season (Michael Fassbender and Robert Downey Jr. are name-checked as fine actors currently otherwise occupied), but it's actually rather more nuanced than that. The values of the sober-minded art espoused by a poisonous critic (Lindsay Duncan) and the untrustworthy joys of escapist cinema are both probed and prodded in this film. It's impossible for a film featuring the nightmare »
- Catherine Bray
Though he lost, Marvel used him as the inspiration for Miles Morales - a 13-year-old, half-black, half-hispanic character who takes over for Peter Parker as Spider-Man in the comics. Said character is now coming to television during the third season of Disney Xd's "Ultimate Spider-Man" series and Glover is set to voice him.
In the show, he team-ups with Peter Parker to stop Green Goblin from collecting the DNA of various Spider-Men spread across complex parallel dimensions. Glover spoke with USA Today about taking on the character:
"I don't think it's hit me necessarily yet how big of a deal that is, I'm very grateful for that, and it's cool to read the comic now.
It's a lot of »
- Garth Franklin
Before Andrew Garfield was locked-in for The Amazing Spider-Man, there was a fan campaign to get Community star Donald Glover cast in the role of Peter Parker. While the actor-turned-rapper lost out on the coveted character, Marvel did go onto create Miles Morales in the comic books, based partially on Donald Glover and President Barack Obama. Now, Donald Glover will voice Miles Morales, who at one point took over for Peter Parker, during Season 3 of Ultimate Spider-Man.
Here is a clip from his first appearance on the Disney Xd animated series:
Ultimate Spider-Man will return this Sunday for it's season premiere Avenging Spider-Man Part 1 and Part 2. In this latest run of episodes, titled Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Peter Parker will travel through various parallel worlds, eventually meeting Miles Morales, a half-black, half-hispanic counterpart who has assumed the role of Spider-Man.
Speaking with USA Today, Donald Glover had this to »
Back when The Amazing Spider-Man was still in development, one of the biggest names tossed around for the part of Peter Parker was Community actor Donald Glover. Glover himself campaigned hard for the role, but his race was an issue with some people and he was never seriously considered for it. As we know, the role of Spider-Man ultimately went to Andrew Garfield, who has done a pretty good job in an otherwise contentious franchise reboot.
The desire to see Glover suit up as Spidey never died down though, especially when the actor showed up in Spider-Man pajamas on Community. Fan reactions were so strong that they caught the attention of comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, who were inspired by Glover’s campaign and created a new Spider-Man, the half-black half-Latino Miles Morales who first appeared in Ultimate Spider-Man.
We’ve heard several times that »
- James Garcia
Back in 2011, comedian and rapper Donald Glover lobbied the Internet to try and get him an audition for the lead in The Amazing Spider-man. While the role eventually went to Andrew Garfield, Marvel did create the character of Miles Morales, a multi-ethnic teen who takes over the superhero role from Peter Parker in the Ultimate comic run. Now, in an interesting reverse casting, Donald Glover will get to portray Miles Morales in the upcoming season of Disney Xd's animated series Ultimate »
- Alex Maidy
Following yesterday’s news that Richard Attenborough has passed away, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary British actor and filmmaker, who of course portrayed the father of Jurassic Park, John Hammond, in Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 movie. Here’s a statue of Hammond, which will feature in the upcoming sequel. Take a look…
Jurassic World is written and directed by Colin Treverrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator Salvation), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bd Wong (Jurassic Park), Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), and Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black). The film is set for release on June 12th 2015.
The post Jurassic World »
- Gary Collinson
The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is a bit all over the place right now. There was the Amazing Spider-Man 3 release date shuffle, Sinister Six landing in the November 11, 2016 slot and all this talk about the Venom Carnage movie, too. On top of that, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn’t really do the best job of teasing what’s to come - but perhaps that's just because they didn't even know which movie would actually hit theaters next. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just arrived on DVD and Blu-ray a few days ago and even though I haven’t had the opportunity to plow through the bonus features myself, many have and they’re sharing what Marc Webb said about building the mythology to prepare for Sinister Six and future films. Hit the jump to check it out. Warning: There are Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2 spoilers in this article. A »
- Perri Nemiroff
With Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy all out, the live-action superhero season is over for another year, but we do have one more Marvel movie coming this year in Disney’s animated feature Big Hero 6, and thanks to Stitch Kingdom we’ve got a new image from the film, which you can check out here…
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his »
- Gary Collinson
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 1st. »
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this month. »
Jessabelle just wants to heal, but she’ll get hell for her efforts. Wheelchair-bound as she recuperates from a car accident that killed her boyfriend, Jessabelle returns home to be near her father, but ends up getting too close to a malevolent spirit. The first poster for Jessabelle shows a throat-tightening connection between the film’s heroine and her haunter.
From Blumhouse Productions and Lionsgate, Jessabelle hits theaters and VOD platforms on November 7th. We have a look at the first official poster below (thanks to Yahoo! Movies for the image!):
“From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape.”
- Derek Anderson
1-20 of 976 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners