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Originally set for release back in September, surrounded with Oscar buzz, Warner Bros. decided to push the film back in the wake of the summer shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in order to re-film a scene that they felt too closely echoed reality.
Its January release is now very much on the horizon, and we’ve been treated to two excellent exclusives this month, with a great new image and an awesome new trailer. And with less than two weeks before it hits the big screen, the studio have released a new featurette to raise the anticipation that much more.
“Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if »
- Kenji Lloyd
Ha, we had almost forgotten about Bruce Springsteen in "High Fidelity" and David Bowie in "Zoolander" (we default to Billy Zane on that one). And you can't beat Bill Murray in "Zombieland." And even though we would've picked Bruce Willis in "Ocean's Twelve" over Bruce Willis in "What Just Happened?," this is a pretty damn good collection (courtesy of AnimalNY) of the celebrity world self-congratulating itself by breaking its own fourth wall. Or ... something.
Anyway, we agree with FilmDrunk in that the meta-levels may one day reach such an extreme that movies will nothing more than celebrities playing us pretending to be them and everything will be a sequel to "The Human Centipede."
Here is the full list of cameos, in order of appearance ...
3. Neil Patrick Harris, "Harold and Kumar Go to While Castle"
5. Kurt Vonnegut, »
- Bryan Enk
We’ve seen plenty from the film already to convince us it should be excellent – most recently with a handful of new posters, and the latest trailer arriving last month – and with its release just over a month away, Fandango have debuted the opening 4 minutes to raise your anticipation.
“When a highly unusual zombie rescues a girl from imminent death at the hands of his cohorts, their unlikely romance sets in motion a chain of events that will transform him, his fellow dead and maybe even the whole lifeless world.”
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) and Teresa Palmer (Wish You Were Here) head a great cast, joined by the awesome Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Rob Corddry (Children’s Hospital), and »
- Kenji Lloyd
Check out six new TV spots for Gangster Squad, out January 11th, 2013.
Under the direction of Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”), “Gangster Squad stars Oscar nominees Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “True Grit”) and Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”) as the Lapd’s Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters, and Academy Award winner Sean Penn (“Milk,” “Mystic River”) as real-life mobster Mickey Cohen.
Here’s the synopsis for Gangster Squad:
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and-if he has his way-every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And »
- Allan Ford
Ruben Fleischer, whose re-edited Gangster Squad is finally getting a UK release in January, has told Coming Soon that one of his next projects could be an adaptation of video game franchise Spy Hunter – which he hopes will be ‘his James Bond’.
“If I could make any movie, it would be James Bond,” he told the website. “I’ve always loved the genre but I don’t think they’ll hire an American director to direct a James Bond movie… so for me, Spy Hunter is an opportunity to create a new spy franchise.”
An interesting idea, but what does Fleischer make of directing a video game adaptation? “It sounds silly, but [Spy Hunter] was my favourite video game when I was a kid and it had a great title and a great theme song, but there's no real other associations that people have with it other than a cool car, so »
Spy Hunter has spent a long time in what we fondly refer to as "development hell." A style-over-substance arcade game from the early 80s that ate more than its fair share of my quarters, Spy Hunter has languished in the proverbial Hollywood backlot as director after director has expressed interest and then moved on. But the latest name to be attached is that of one Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad, Zombieland), and he has more than a mere passing interest in seeing the »
- Alejandro Stepenberg
News Simon Brew Dec 17, 2012
Could Spy Hunter be a spy franchise to rival James Bond? Director Ruben Flesicher shares his thoughts...
Director Ruben Fleischer's new film, Gangster Squad, finally makes it into cinemas in re-edited form in January. It's a film that looks very, very promising, and not a little bit stylish, and we're keen to see it.
We're also keen to see what Flesicher can do with one of his next projects too. The Zombieland helmer is lining up a big screen take on the videogame Spy Hunter, and he's been chatting a little to Coming Soon about it.
"If I can make any movie, it would be a James Bond movie", the director revealed. "I've always loved the genre but I don't think they'll hire an American to direct a James Bond movie, I've been told, so for me, Spy Hunter is an opportunity to create a »
Odd List Louisa Mellor Dec 17, 2012
We've plucked 13 potential little beauties out of the 2013 UK film line-up, feat. sci-fi, comic-book, horror, comedy, thriller & more...
Look ahead to the UK films coming out in 2013 and you’ll see a diverse landscape of filmmakers, genres, actors, budgets and ideas. Next year brings us something new from Joanna Hogg, and something else from Danny Dyer. Irvine Welsh’s Filth will almost certainly live up to its title, but the Absolutely Fabulous film? We’ll see.
Al Pacino’s playing King Lear, and Stephen Mangan’s playing Postman Pat. Shane Meadows is making a film about the Tour de France, and Nigel Cole is making a film about an otter. Steve Coogan will be a porn baron, Bridget Jones will have a baby, Nick Frost will dance the salsa, Martin Freeman will save Santa, and Sean Bean, bless the man, will probably die.
None of »
The movie will follow Costner’s dying Secret Service agent who decides on entering the greener pastures of retirement in order to spend his last days with his beloved family. The catch is his recuperation from his lethal ailment is possible, but with a steep price. Heard will be the mysterious female lead that offers this miracle cure, if he performs one last job. It won’t be so easy when the drug’s hallucinatory side effect can be harmful to Costner’s character.
Regardless of the depth of potential drama, it is safe to say that there will be a plentitude of stylish action scenes, the script having been written by “The Fifth Element’s” Luc Besson along with Adi Hasak.
- Ruben Gonzalez
Ruben Fleischer exploded on the scene with Zombieland, which made him a hot young director to keep an eye on. Though his follow up (30 Minutes or Less) could be typed a sophomore slump, it may have been because he didn’t want to keep making comedies like Zombieland. Gangster Squad is Fleischer’s chance to show that he isn’t just a funny guy with a great eye, but someone who could do anything. Our on-set interview with Fleischer follows after the jump. Question: [One] of the things that they said was that they brought you in specifically to give it a sort of modernness that merged with the period details. How did you approach this when you came in to it? Ruben Fleischer: I was a fan of the genre. Some of the greatest movies of all time are within this genre, The Godfather, and Goodfellas, and Untouchables and »
- Andre Dellamorte
Led by Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, and Sean Penn, there’s less than a month to go before it hits the big screen, and the anticipation is very much running on high for this one. We saw a great new featurette for the film last week, and now Warner Bros. have release a sixty-second TV spot to help make the wait that little bit easier.
“Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if he has his way—every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but »
- Kenji Lloyd
By Colin Greten
Jj Abrams' "Star Trek" brought the long running franchise into the 21st century, capturing massive audiences and creating a whole new generation of Trekkies. The film was such a huge success that sequel rumors began to swirl as the credits started to roll.
Today, audiences finally have something tangible to salivate at in the form of the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" teaser trailer. The trailer is awesome, but what it represents is what is really exciting. It means that this movie is actually being made. While there are so many sequels and remakes being made in Hollywood these days, there are plenty of sequels that audiences have longed for years that fall by the wayside for any number of reasons.
- MTV Movies Team
In 2003, William James Murray (better known to those who haven't spent hours reading his Wikipedia page as Bill Murray) starred in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," a poignant, somber romantic comedy that spotlighted the budding relationship between an aging film star (Murray) and the lonely wife of a photographer (Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo. Murray was nominated for an Oscar for said performance, but he ultimately lost to Sean Penn's turn in "Mystic River."
At one point, he also did the Garfield movies.
But herein lies the massive injustice. Bill Murray should have been nominated for an Academy Award for every other movie he's done. There. We said it. The following is a comprehensive list of Murray movies where the Academy unconscionably overlooked his performance, starting from the very beginning of his illustrious career.
Role: Tripper Harrison
Analysis: We're willing to forgive this one, as the »
- Nick Blake
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is set to hit the big screen next March, following a delayed release from this summer that has seen it undergo reshoots and get the 3D treatment.
With the new dimension firmly in place, the film is set to be an even bigger success at the international box office, and with only a few months to go before it arrives, Paramount are gearing up what is effectively their second campaign for the film.
We saw a new trailer re-launched last month, and now Yahoo Movies have debuted a new trailer, with the original Joe himself, Bruce Willis, front and centre.
“A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not »
- Kenji Lloyd
The cop comedy—dormant on broadcast television since America decided that justice is best served with throwaway quips about mangled corpses—is about to have something of a renaissance. This development season has already seen the purchase of a bumbling police procedural from Parks And Recreation's Michael Schur starring Andy Samberg at Fox, Bill Lawrence's female-rookie-cops-in-a-man's-squad sitcom Feeling The Force at ABC, the "paranormal cop comedy" Strange Calls from Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer also at ABC, and, of course, that Beverly Hills Cop TV show at CBS, all of which suggest that we as a nation may »
Assembling another fantastic cast, led by Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, and Sean Penn, the film is set for release in just over a month’s time on 11th January, and we can’t wait for its arrival.
The official first trailer was re-launched back in October, and most recently, we caught a great new set of character posters, and now Warner Bros. have released a new featurette, taking us behind the scenes and teasing us with how awesome this is going to be.
“Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and—if he has his way »
- Kenji Lloyd
Ruben Fleischer's breakthrough film, "Zombieland," became something of an instant horror-comedy classic and he's hoping "Gangster Squad" becomes one for the gangster genre too. "Every generation has their iconic gangster film and we're hoping this will be the next one," the director says in a new featurette promoting the upcoming Warner Bros. release. Also read: 'Gangster Squad' Opening Is Officially Moved to Jan. 11 Anthony Mackie and Michael Peña, who play two cops on the squad trying to take down gangster Mickey Cohen, seem to be setting their hopes pretty high too. Forgetting that "The »
- Greg Gilman
Overnight Productions, the producers of Robert Rodriguez's 2010 Grindhouse spin-off Machete, has filed a $2 million lawsuit against Rodriguez's Quick Draw Productions that could ultimately block the release of the upcoming sequel Machete Kills. According to Deadline, "Overnight claims that... they were not provided with Texas tax credit information as required under the agreement with Rodriguez's company [and] defendants have also failed and refused to provide the required budget information to Overnight Productions so that it can determine the producer fee owed with respect to the sequel."
Filming is already complete on the sequel, which was picked up for distribution by Open Road Films just last month and sees Danny Trejo returning as the hard-as-nails former Mexican Federale in order to stop an arms dealer from launching a deadly weapon into space. Jessica Alba (Sin City) and Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious) also reprise their roles from the original, while »
Is it just me or has it been too long since we've seen Ryan Gosling light up the big screen? Last year, he was in a handful of interesting, commercial and risky movies, The Ides of March, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and Drive if your memory needs a bit of a jog, but 2012 has seen something of a Gosling drought and, well, we're starting to get a little parched.
Luckily, his period piece crime thriller Gangster Squad will not only quench our thirst but act as the perfect way to welcome 2013 when it hits theatres on January 11.
Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) directs a stacked cast in the form of Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Robert Patrick and Giovanni Ribisi, and thanks to FlicksandBits, a slew of new character posters has arrived and sometimes it's just nice to see good-looking people looking good.
So check »
- Andrea Miller
It seems like only yesterday we were reporting on the release of Now You See Me trailer, the all-star latest from Louis Letterier. Now we have some excellent stills giving us an even deeper look into this heist film where the FBI don’t have to prove that a crime took place or who did it, but how it was done. My guess is we are going to see a lot of techno wizardry playing a big part. The cast is certainly a big one and it reunites Zombieland stars Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson and The Dark Knight cast mates Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. That alone makes me want to see this film. Let’s just hope too much isn’t given away in future trailers and press material as it’s the mystery that is going to make this film work.
Now You See Me is released »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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