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For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at a younger A-lister, though one who’s been continually increasing her profile for a number of years now. It’s Emma Stone, one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars. She’s basically been on a rocket to the top, with no signs of slowing down. Stone not only has the goods as an actress, she’s got the charisma and personality to match. That’s the kind of combination that allows a star to go far. She’s an A-lister through and through, but one still very much on the upswing of her career. She’s still got plenty more to do, including I suspect…win an Oscar. Stone is an actress who can shine in just about any role. She got her start with a clever supporting performance in Superbad, the type of performance she’d »
- Joey Magidson
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find out why Han Always shoots first; a The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time comic; the origin of Jack Bauer’s damn it catchphrase; Easy A cosplay; and some geeky jewelry from Dans Magic. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, Flavorwire shows us The Brooklyn Cyclones’ Delightfully Geeky Salute to ‘Seinfeld’: It’s Real and It’s Spectacular.
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!
Animating Adam Savage’s Workshop
Adam invited animator Marty Cooper to the Cave to geek out about traditional hand-drawn cel animation and Marty’s creative augmented reality cartoons. Using »
- Justin Vactor
In 2010, she played the lead role in "Easy A", receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for 'Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy'.
Other notable roles have included 'Skeeter Phelan' in "The Help" (2011), 'Gwen Stacy' in "The Amazing Spider-Man" film series (2012–2014), and the voice of 'Eep' in the animated film "The Croods" (2013).
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Emma Stone...
- Michael Stevens
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!
I never really had my Godzilla moment as a kid. The closest I ever came was a Godzilla franchise marathon one Saturday afternoon. I watched while everyone else was outside doing outside things, and my main memory of the marathon was thinking to myself, “Geez, these movies really drag when Godzilla’s not onscreen.” I think I was 10?
Now, I don’t begrudge anyone their peculiar childhood fixations; I can’t be in »
- Darren Franich
The onslaught of adaptations of Young Adult fiction continues with The D.U.F.F – an upcoming movie from CBS Films, which has just added award-winning Allison Janney to its cast. Based on the debut novel of author Kody Keplinger, the film has Academy Award winner Ari Sandel (Aim High) on board to direct, from a screenplay penned by Josh A. Cagan (Undergrads).
With Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) in the lead role, the story sees a high school senior devastated as her happy world is shaken by the realization that her fellow students routinely refer to her as The D.U.F.F (Designated Ugly Fat Friend to pretty students). Incensed, she drafts in the help of a male friend (Robbie Amell from The Tomorrow People) to aid in her personal reinvention, as she moves to undermine the school’s ruthless label maker (Bella Thorne from Blended).
The cast also »
- Sarah Myles
This particular fact came to light during all the Ant-Man news which hit over the weekend. Fleischer, Rawson Marshall Thurber (Easy A) and Adam McKay (Anchorman) were all named as those in contention for the Marvel Studios movie, with the latter emerging as being close to taking the job on Saturday.
However, it was quickly revealed that he had dropped out of talks (McKay took to Twitter to blame scheduling issues), with now Fleischer and Thurber the only two left that we know of.
- Josh Wilding
However, Kevin Feige has a knack for finding the right director for their movies, so it perhaps shouldn’t come as to much of a surprise that he’s already lining up three very impressive replacements for the Shaun of the Dead helmer. According to THR, they include Rawson Marshall Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer.
Do the names not ring a bell? Well, Thurber was responsible for Easy A and We’re The Millers, while McKay is of course best known for the Anchorman movies and Fleischer directed both the incredibly popular Zombieland and Gangster Squad (which received something of a mixed response upon release).
The site adds that Jonathan Levine (50/50) was also in the mix at one point, »
- Josh Wilding
Sony has released a new trailer for director Will Gluck’s (Easy A) remake of the classic 1982 music Annie, which sees Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) taking on the lead role alongside Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Cameron Diaz (The Counselor), Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World); watch it below…
Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, »
- Gary Collinson
Sony has premiered a new trailer for their upcoming remake of Annie starring Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the title role alongside Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne. The only reason I feel any remote need to see this one is because Will Gluck (Easy A) is directing, but even then, what is an Annie remake going to bring to the table that I really need to see. After enduring Maleficent last night it's becoming increasingly clear there are some movies I just shouldn't even bother seeing. Annie hits theaters on December 19. sb id="937601" height="360" width="640" Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean »
- Brad Brevet
Sony Pictures has released new Annie trailer. The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the title role as a young, happy, street-tough foster kid living with the mean Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) who is taken in by New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) in a thinly veiled campaign move. I want to be excited for this movie, it's got a good cast, and I enjoyed director Will Gluck's Easy A, but the trailers are falling flat for me. The jokes aren't landing, and it seems like it's trying too hard to update the classic musical. But with its holiday release date, I'm holding on to the hope that it will be a crowd-pleaser. Hit the jump to check out the new Annie trailer. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and David Zayas. Annie opens on December 19th. Via Yahoo! »
- Matt Goldberg
The remake of Annie is still quite some time away from hitting theaters just before Christmas, but with Maleficent hitting the big screen this weekend, it's the perfect time to get some more buzz. It looks like as hokey as the first trailer, but there's some new bits with Rose Byrne mocking Jamie Foxx for sounding like Batman. Cameron Diaz is being obnoxious, but not in a way that we're enjoying. This seems like a dud, but maybe fans of the musical will find this contemporary adaptation with Quvenzhané Wallis enjoyable. We still wish there was a much different spin on the music, but maybe there's more in store. Here's the new trailer for Will Gluck's remake of Annie, originally from Yahoo: Annie is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) who also wrote the screenplay with Alice Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emma Thompson. »
- Ethan Anderton
Why remake childhood favorite "Annie"? Well, because they can and that's just what Sony has done, entrusting the job to "Easy A" director Will Gluck, screenwriters Aline Brosh McKenna and Emma Thompson, and producers Will Smith and Jay Z. So yes, they brought the talent and the result is...this? A new trailer for the musical revamp is here and it still looks pretty tone deaf. "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis takes the title role, with Jamie Foxx as her wealthy benefactor with political dreams to keep alive. Meanwhile, vamping all over the place is Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, with a performance pitched, for better or worse, all the way to the back row. Certainly, this isn't for us, but maybe the kids will dig it? "Annie" arrives on December 19th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This week on The Collision, we're joined by contributing writer Jason Barr to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2. During our conversation, we discussed why the film is frustrating, how it fits into the recent history of superhero movies, the future of the franchise and the genre overall, and more. As always, we finish up with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Star Wars: Episode VII Casting"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood. Jason's Recommendation: Dredd Adam's Recommendation: Easy A Matt's Recommendation: Boy A
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- Matt Goldberg
This summer, we're going to be taking a look at the summer movie season from a number of different angles. Kristopher Tapley put up a great piece yesterday about his favorite summer movie summer, back in 1989, and you can expect three more of those. We also just posted a gallery of people we think have a chance at being breakout stars by the time September rolls around. But each month, we're also going to be taking a look at people who are at a crossroads, people who are having defining moments, people who are either on the wane or on the rise, and we're going to spotlight them. We're going to look at the stakes for them this summer, and how this could change things for them. May is kicking off the summer movie season this year with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which brings us to our first star… Emma Stone »
- Drew McWeeny
To celebrate today's 10th anniversary of "Mean Girls," everyone should do what I did last night and rewatch the hilarious high-school flick (it's currently available to stream just about everywhere, but I admit to owning it on DVD). There's a reason we're making a big deal about the biting comedy's decade mark. In the 10 years since "Mean Girls" was released, no other realistic teen comedy (meaning not the ones about magical orphans, sparkling vampires, or dystopian warriors) has come close to becoming as much a cultural touchstone as the Tina Fey-penned, Mark Waters-directed classic.
Waters, who in the ensuing decade has directed or produced seven films, including "500 Days of Summer," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," and "Vampire Academy," told Moviefone that he thinks the reason "Mean Girls" still resonates with audiences is that essentially the high-school experience is the same one generation to the next. "The big theme of »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
To mark the release of Franklin and Bash Season 2 on DVD 28th April, we’ve been given 5 copies of the TV show to give away.
The boys are back to rip the law a new one in the hit buddy legal drama Franklin & Bash: The Complete Second Season,coming to DVD on April 28 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Breckin Meyer (Clueless, Road Trip) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (TV’s “NYPD Blue” & “Saved by the Bell”) return as Jared Franklin and Peter Bash, two streetwise lawyers and lifelong friends who cause a seismic culture clash when they join the button-down law firm of Ineld-Daniels, presided over by the eccentric Stanton Infeld (Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange, Easy A). In season two, the stakes are raised as Jared and Peter face a number of truly daunting tasks to ensure partner status at Infeld-Daniels and discover the real reason Infeld hired them.
Co-starring Reed Diamond »
Back in 2004, VH1 launched a competitive reality show called In Search of the New Partridge Family. The show was… searching for people to star in a TV series called The New Partridge Family. Stone made it onto the series, where she got to show off her pipes onstage, singing songs like Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” and Pat Benatar’s “We Belong.”
“You go in there rolling your eyes, thinking, ‘this is just a reality search competition,’ but then you’re there for seven weeks, »
- Ariana Bacle
Sony Pictures released an international trailer for its upcoming "Annie" film, which is produced by Will Smith and Jay-z, and stars Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale and Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Check it out below. Wallis is playing Annie, the character that originated in a daily comic strip in 1924. Annie is a little girl who, after escaping from an orphanage, is taken in by the rich Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. Foxx is playing Warbucks, but his name has been changed to Benjamin Stacks. "Annie" is directed by Will Gluck (Friends With Benefits, Easy A) and is set to hit theaters on December 19th. Trailer: »
At this point, you might be forgiven for feeling a serious case of remake-fatigue. It seems every other film these days is a re-boot or a re-imagining of some beloved classic or other, with very little in the way of originality on display. With the release of its new trailer, however, it seems that it would be inadvisable to dismiss the upcoming new adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Annie, as one of those tedious revisits. This one actually looks kind of awesome.
Annie is a comic book character. Well, a comic strip character, to be exact. Created by Harold Gray in his ‘Little Orphan Annie’ comic strip which debuted in August 1924, Annie was first adapted for radio in 1931, while David O Selznick produced a film adaptation for Rko in 1932. It was not until 1977 that Annie made her first ever appearance on Broadway, however – with its now iconic musical format »
- Sarah Myles
In 2011, Stone appeared in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "The Help".
She then voiced the character 'Eep' in the animated film "The Croods.
Stone is currently reprising her role as Gwen Stacy for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Emma Stone during a "GQ" fashion shoot...
- Michael Stevens
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