17 items from 2016
The summer has arrived — at least if you’re going by Hollywood’s calendar. Our comprehensive preview for all four months will give you a hint as to what we most anticipate — but, for a more in-depth look, today we have our first monthly feature of the season. It should be noted that theatrical re-releases of the Jean-Luc Godard classic Band of Outsiders and Eiichi Yamamoto‘s animation, Belladonna of Sadness, both arriving on May 6th, as well as Fritz Lang‘s Destiny (on May 20th), are essential.
Getting to the new features, perhaps our most-anticipated studio release of the entire summer arrives, along with some of our festival favorites from the last year. To those lamenting the lack of superhero films: we figured it was best not to waste the space, as they are certainly already on your radar if you’re planning to buy a ticket. Check out »
- Jordan Raup
Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.
Speaking about the lack of female directors in Hollywood, Jodie Foster told an audience at the Tribeca Film Festival that she was “looking forward to the day when we won’t have to have [the conversation].”
“We’re a little sick of it,” said Foster, who was taking part in a Q&A with fellow director Julie Taymor on Wednesday [April 20].
Two-time Oscar winner Foster, whose latest directorial offering, Money Monster, will play Out of Competition at Cannes next month, went on to say: “Having been making movies for 50 years, I feel like the issues are way more complicated than the dialogue.”
“Saying ‘why aren’t women making the mainstream franchises?’ is such an incredibly simple question that there are so many reasons for. Some of them are about our psychology, our financial world, the global economy, any number »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Sarah Cooper)
Thrusting George Clooney into the role of well-to-do TV personality and Wall Street mogul Lee Gates, the snippets are essentially lifted from in and around the same portion of the movie, where Clooney’s charismatic loudmouth is being held hostage by a man burned by the corporate greed that run amok in Wall Street during 2008 and beyond.
Cut from the same cloth as the likes of The Big Short and, to a lesser extent, 99 Homes, Money Monster is proof that financial thrillers continue to attract the big names in Hollywood, even if we can’t help but feel that Foster’s taut thriller is releasing five years too late. For now, though, we’ll reserve judgement.
- Michael Briers
Norman Reedus is set to attend Wizard World’s first-ever cruise! The cruise sets sail this December. Also: Death Race 2050 behind-the-scenes photos released in honor of Roger Corman’s 90th birthday, Cavity Colors’ Leatherface pin and Machete Zombie patch, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty trailer and stills, and Sherwood Horror Kickstarter details.
Norman Reedus on Wizard World Cruise: Press Release: “El Segundo, Calif., April 5, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Rose Tours today announced its first Wizard World Cruise, a pop-culture, comic con-themed, three-night journey on the Norwegian Sky, December 2-5, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas. The event will feature celebrities including Norman Reedus as well as an Artist Alley with noted comics creators, cosplay contests, exhibitors, parties, video game tournaments and more.
- Tamika Jones
In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio.
During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, high-tech global markets.
Clooney is presently starring in the Coen Brothers’ movie Hail, Caesar! while Roberts will be featured alongside Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson in director Garry Marshall’s Mother’S Day – in theaters April 29th. »
- Michelle McCue
Jodie Foster has dealt with a boogeyman or two across her glittering career – Panic Room and of course, The Silence of the Lambs – but for her latest directorial effort, Foster will be guiding the Money Monster onto the silver screen, and today’s stylish new poster introduces George Clooney’s Wall Street mastermind.
Set for a worldwide premiere at Cannes in May – the second of Foster’s films to do so, following The Beaver in 2011 – Money Monster brings together Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe and Giancarlo Esposito for a hostage thriller centering on Clooney’s TV personalty, Lee Gates.
Rolling out stock advice from his proverbial ivory tower, the picture sees “George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an explosive situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. »
- Michael Briers
The last time we saw Foster direct, it was for a little film called The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lawrence and Anton Yelchin. About a man who uses a sock puppet beaver to talk through as his main method of communication, the film elicited more jokes than anything, which didn't bode well for Foster's serious efforts.
This time around, we bet we'll be taking Jodie's new film much more seriously. With an A-list cast including George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell and "Breaking Bad"'s Giancarlo Esposito, Money Monsterlooks like one of the most intense times we'll have in theatres this year.
The film follows a financial advice TV show host (Clooney) who is held at gun point on live television by a crazed man who lost everything during the financial collapse (played by O'Connell).
- Adriana Floridia
The film’s inclusion has not officially been confirmed, but it appears likely that the financial thriller will screen on Thursday, the second night of the festival.
The Sony/TriStar release stars Clooney as a financial TV personality whose program is taken hostage by a gunman (Jack O’Connell) angry over a bad stock tip, with Roberts playing the show’s producer. It’s set to open May 13 in the U.S., shortly after it plays Cannes on May 11.
An opening night film has not yet been named. Last year’s opener was French pic “Standing Tall. »
- Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy
Will Stallone return as Machine Gun Joe?!?
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.
In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award® winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver’s seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer’s legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a »
- Tom Stockman
Fans of the Death Race franchise can now buckle up for a new installment, as Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is currently filming in Peru and will be released later this year on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
A reboot of the cult classic Corman-produced Death Race 2000 (the 1975 film shown above), Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (Azog from The Hobbit films) as the feared driver Frankenstein and also features genre legend Malcolm McDowell as the Chairman. The new film is directed by G.J. Echternkamp (Hard Candy) from a screenplay by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda).
A Death Race remake directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) was released in 2008 and was followed by two prequels, Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives and Death Race 3: Inferno. Below, we have the official press release with full details on the new Death Race reboot:
Press Release: Universal City, »
- Derek Anderson
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians - and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.
In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver's seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer's legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a growing fan base that continues to propel the »
Jodie Foster‘s last directorial effort, The Beaver, made less than a million dollars domestically. That’s unfortunate, because the 2011 drama, starring Mel Gibson, is a very good film that deserved more love than it got. The Beaver isn’t a movie for everybody, but Foster’s newest film, Money Monster, looks far more accessible. Watch the Money Monster trailer after the jump. George Clooney plays […]
- Jack Giroux
After The Big Short and The Wolf Of Wall Street have had their say in telling true stories from the darker side of finance, it looks like a more dramatic version of such subject matter has arrived. Check out the trailer to Jodie Foster's Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, below. Sony released the trailer for Money Monster yesterday, and the result look like a fast-paced, taut exercise in tension. Marking her first directorial effort since 2011's The Beaver, Jodie Foster's new film focuses on a day in the lives of television financial analyst Lee Gates (Clooney) and his producer, Patty Fenn (Roberts.) Unfortunately for them, that day happens to be the day that a maniac (71's Jack O'Connell) enters the building, armed with a gun and an explosive vest. With Lee strapped into the vest, and his would-be assailant spinning a story of financial woe and malfeasance, »
Twelve years after they last worked together in Ocean's Twelve, Julia Roberts and George Clooney reunite once again in the upcoming Money Monster. Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for this harrowing thriller, which shows the lengths one distraught man in financial ruins will go to, after one particular stock plummets. Money Monster is set for release on May 13, going up against The Darkness, Free State of Jones, Snowden and Kidnap.
In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive »
Though her last effort behind the camera wasn’t so well received (The Beaver), Jodie Foster is taking another stab at directing with Money Monster, and she’s assembled quite the cast. Starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, the film centers on a man who hijacks a live broadcast and takes hostages after a financial investment goes south.
“The film is not a polemic,” Foster tells EW. “It’s really about the brotherhood that forms between these two men who thought they were on opposite sides, who hated each other, until they realize they’re both fighting for the same thing.”
From the looks of it, Money Monster is going to be a taut and topical thriller, one which will no doubt be bolstered by strong performances. It’s hard to tell just how political Foster is going to be here, but the direction she’s headed in certainly looks interesting and as of now, »
- Josh Wilding
With it being five years since The Beaver — and a few episodes of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black in-between — Jodie Foster is now back in the director’s chair. Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, follows an irate man (Starred Up and Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell) who loses his money in a financial investment gone bad, hijacking a live broadcast and taking a Jim Cramer-esque TV personality (Clooney) hostage.
“The film is not a polemic,” Foster tells EW. “It’s really about the brotherhood that forms between these two men who thought they were on opposite sides, who hated each other, until they realize they’re both fighting for the same thing.” Also starring Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito, and Caitronia Balfe, check out the first trailer below ahead of a summer release.
In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates »
- Jordan Raup
Golden Globes: Michael Fassbender. 2016 Golden Globes winners, as they're announced The Golden Globes will be hosted once again by Ricky Gervais, who stirred up quite a to-do a few years ago with his three few-holds-barred, back-to-back gigs (2010–2012). At the time, Gervais roasted the rich and famous (and not so-famous) ceremony attendees (and several non-attendees), implying, at times without naming names, that Hollywood Scientologists (Tom Cruise and John Travolta) were gay, that Jodie Foster was a lesbian (a juvenile, cringeworthy joke about Foster's box office flop The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson), that Madonna was hardly like her song “Like a Virgin” (for which he got a rebuke), and so on. Expect more of same this year for the entertainment of those who can only wish they were rich and famous and getting drunk at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills this evening. Who's going to win? The Golden Globes ceremony »
- Mont. Steve
17 items from 2016
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