3 items from 2015
Stars: Bruce Willis, Ambyr Childers, Thomas Jane, Bryan Greenberg, Johnathon Schaech, Charlotte Kirk, Brett Granstaff, Ryan O’Nan, David Gordon, Colin Egglesfield, Cameron Brexler, Jesse Pruett, Tyler Jon Olson, Don Harvey, Lydia Hull | Written by Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore | Directed by Brian A. Miller
Take one part The Matrix, one part Surrogates and mix in a dash of video gmae Mirror’s Edge and you have Vice, a Cyberpunk action flick that – for older film fans like myself – plays as little more than a modern-day clone of Westworld and its sequel; which also shares a lot in common with the likes of Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell sequel Innocence.
Designed by Julian Michaels (Willis), Vice is the ultimate resort where anything goes, allowing customers to play out their wildest fantasies and fulfil their deepest, darkest desires with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like real humans. Things »
- Phil Wheat
The deal was announced with Universal gearing up to open “Pitch Perfect 2,” which Banks directed, starred in and produced, on May 15. Co-presidents of production Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum made the announcement.
Banks also produced and starred in “Pitch Perfect,” a surprise hit in 2013. Handelman and Banks have been married since 2003.
“Not only is Elizabeth an incredibly gifted actress, but she and Max have done a great job producing the ‘Pitch Perfect’ franchise, and her work directing ‘Pitch 2′ has resulted in a simply outstanding film,” said Cramer. “They are a formidable team, and we are thrilled to formalize our long-standing relationship with them by welcoming Brownstone to our lot.”
- Dave McNary
On the third day of the new year, Hollywood shook off the rust from the two week holiday shutdown and emerged in the desert.
Palm Springs International Film Fest’s Awards Gala gave 10 pre-determined awards to serious awards season contenders at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday night. Those winners, like Reese Witherspoon, J.K. Simmons, Rosamund Pike, “Selma’s” David Oyelowo, and the cast of “The Imitation Game” were already anointed before they headed east. No mystery there.
- Mikey Glazer
3 items from 2015