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For many years, Warner Bros. has tried multiple times to develop a remake to the cult classic 1976 science-fiction film, Logan's Run. The film was based on 1967 book of the same name, written by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. In the mid-90's, Joel Silver was brought in to write and direct a remake, but that didn't happen. Then in 2004, Bryan Signer was brought in to work on it, but that didn't happen. In 2007, WB hired Joseph Kosinski ("Oblivion") to work on a low-budget version, but that stalled out and Kosinki moved onto Tron: Legacy. In 2010, Carl Erik Rinsch was hired to direct, but left the project to work on 47 Ronin. In 2011, Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn, was hired. Of course that too never materialized, but did come close as they at least had Ryan Gosling and Rose Byrne lined up to star in »
Friday Am Update: Transcendence earned an estimated $850,000 from Thursday night shows. Among recent releases, that's around half of Noah's $1.6 million start, and around a quarter of 300: Rise of An Empire's $3.6 million. That's an especially disappointing number considering how many people are off from work or school for Good Friday. For the weekend, Transcendence may fall short of $20 million.Forecast: Four new movies hit theaters over Easter weekend, though the fight for first place will likely be a rematch between holdovers Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2.This is because the weekend's highest-profile release, Transcendence, is limping in to theaters with little buzz and horrible reviews. The movie is enough of a curiosity that it won't be a complete disaster, but there is a chance it winds up below $20 million. That would put it close to Heaven is for Real, which got a strong start on Wednesday. Meanwhile, »
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Everything will be awesome when “The Lego® Movie” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”), “The Lego Movie” is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody. “The Lego Movie” stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (“Oblivion”) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on »
- BeyondHollywood Staff
Everything will be awesome when The Lego Movie arrives onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), The Lego Movie is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.
The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet's rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (Oblivion) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides »
With Gareth Evans’ utterly spectacular sequel The Raid 2 gearing up for an expanded theatrical release this weekend, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to catch up with the film’s composer Joseph Trapanese, whose sonic contributions to the film were just as integral as anything that was happening visually on the screen throughout Evans’ epic actioner.
And while Trapanese may not be a name that necessarily jumps out at you, the highly talented composer has racked up quite the resume in just eight short years, working on films like Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Fast Five, The Bourne Legacy as well as The Raid: Redemption, where he collaborated with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. During our interview, Trapanese discussed his approach to the score for The Raid 2, his approach to creating timeless but modern film music, his thoughts on working on studio albums versus creating music for film and more. »
- Heather Wixson
Picture this. You suspect your husband.s cheating. You follow him to the beach to scope out his possible mistress. Through your binoculars, you realize the girl he.s with is. Kate Upton (or played by her, at the very least). How do you respond? Here.s how Cameron Diaz (Feeling Minnesota) responds in the latest clip from the upcoming comedy, The Other Woman. The clip comes to us via Yahoo Movies. And it.s the second official clip released for director Nick Cassavetes.s film to showcase swimsuit model Upton (best known for her Carl.s Jr. commercials) and her natural assets. Sell those tickets to a male audience, Fox! But if you got it, use it. The Other Woman is an odd set up, a revenge-driven comedy about three women all looking to get back at the guy (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau of Mama, Oblivion and Headhunters) who is playing »
Image source: Joecomposer.com Spoiler warning: This interview discusses specific scenes from The Raid 2. Pay attention to the score in The Raid 2: composer Joe Trapanese's work here provides so many moments that inform (or at least help us get a shorthand understanding of) its large cast of killers, criminals, and other underworld type crowding director Gareth Evans' martial arts sequel. You've heard some of his work: Trapanese has served as the composer for the animated Tron: Uprising and Oblivion with director Joseph Kosinski, and he's worked on everything from Fast 5 to TV's Dexter. Trapanese's work in The Raid 2 - largely a mix of electronic and symphonic elements - serves the film in a way that is coherent, yet allows each scene to...
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After having an early look at Evans’ film, my fellow Movie Geeks are raving about it.
Tom Stockman, calls the R-rated movie, “a hyper-violent, adrenaline-fueled epic!” Jim Batts says, “Raid 2 is a non-stop thrill ride that will have your heart pumping almost from the first fade-in to the final fade-out! It’s an action film lover’s fever dream!” Look for Wamg’s review in the coming weeks.
Here’s what goes down in The Raid 2 -
He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen – a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls – rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. »
- Michelle McCue
Abracadabra! Disney has picked up an untitled magic pitch that has a real-life magician on board as a producer. Keith Bunin will be penning the script for the project. (Bunin wrote Ezekiel Moss, the movie the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was set to direct before he passed away in February.) Producing the untitled magic project is Justin Springer, who was an exec producer on last year’s Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Oblivion, alongside an interesting choice: Derek DelGaudio. DelGaudio is an award-winning star in the magic world known for his sleight-of-hand and card tricks. He starred with Helder Guimaraes in Nothing
- Borys Kit
Over the course of his career, actor Tom Cruise has made a name for himself in the science fiction genre, with films such as Minority Report, War of the Worlds, and Oblivion part of his filmography. Actress Emily Blunt has found herself dabbling in the genre as well, with recent efforts such as The Adjustment Bureau and Looper. Thus, the announcement that the two of them would be working together on a new project in the genre was met with excitement. Titled Edge of Tomorrow, the film is an adaptation of the novel All You Need is Kill, with Doug Liman in the director’s chair, and Lara Pulver, Bill Paxton, and Jeremy Piven among the co-stars. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Following on from yesterday's sneak peek teaser, Warner Bros. has released the second theatrical trailer for Tom Cruise's (Jack Reacher, Oblivion) latest sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow, which you can watch right here after the official synopsis...
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to »
- Gary Collinson
"That's the model of the film - telling stories of the countryside, from the valley, our society" Nearing the end of a whirlwind tour for his film Of Horses and Men - which goes on release in the UK on June 13 - I caught up with Benedikt Erlingsson in New York during his participation in the 43rd New Directors/New Films.
We discussed his Woody Allen moment in Central Park, how where Tom Cruise went in Oblivion, the snow followed, Orson Welles, and the influence theatre should have on filmmakers. He also praised the efforts by singers Björk and Patti Smith in raising awareness for the protection of the Icelandic Highlands at the benefit screening of Darren Aronofsky's Noah in Reykjavík last week.
Anne-Katrin Titze: Let's pick up where you left off with Eye For Film. Amber Wilkinson spoke with you about the film last year (read that interview »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The latest trailer for Tom Cruise’s Edge Of Tomorrow has dropped in and features plenty of new footage, some of which may just remind you (albeit briefly) of War Of The Worlds and Oblivion. The movie is certainly shaping up to be some spectacular looking and the British setting is a break from the norm of Manhattan or La. Check it out below. Edge Of Tomorrow is released 30th May Ireland & UK / June 6th USA Synopsis: The epic action of 'Edge of Tomorrrow' unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop »
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"If you love Tom Cruise, you see him giving a genius performance, and if you hate Tom Cruise he dies like 200 times in the movie," director Doug Liman told European press earlier this month, in what must be the oddest promo quote for a summer movie you're likely to hear. But it's also true as Cruise undergoes the worst "Groundhog Day" ever in "Edge Of Tomorrow." The film is said to mix both comedy and drama, finding Cruise's special forces soldier caught in a time loop where he battles the same alien force over and over again. The downside? He keeps dying. The upside? He keeps getting better and better at killing baddies, and hey, he gets to romance Emily Blunt a bit too. Also: Bill Paxton is in this and his presence is always worth something in a movie. The last time we saw Cruise go sci-fi was in the beautiful but stiff "Oblivion, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With an ever-expanding toolbox of visual trickery modern cinema has the ability to captivate audiences quickly with stunning looking films. The ubiquitous nature of CG, both the tidal wave of imagery and the more subtle enhancements, has given rise to a reliance on these tools and can leave us with a hollow film, orbiting an utterly redundant narrative populated with thinly fleshed-out characters.
Visuals are obviously a defining part of cinema and they matter a great deal – there’s probably an article waiting to be written here about visually bad films which are good films – but today HeyUGuys have decided to bring out the films, So Far This Century, that are visually impressive or beautiful but are ultimately bad films.
Visually, Joseph Kosinski has created an impressive world thanks to film mostly on location in Iceland and a clinical and sterile approach he’s taken to represent the future, »
- Ashley Norris
This weekend, Gareth Evans returns to cinemas with his bone-crunching, face-punching, unrelenting action sequel, "The Raid 2." The filmmaker's followup his breakout "The Raid" puts everything on a bigger and badder canvas this time around, with no shortage of sequences prepped to fully drop your jaw. But helping it all land with the intended impact is the score from composer Joseph Trapanese ("The Raid," "Oblivion") along with Aria Prayogi and Fajar Yuskemal, and today we've got an exclusive taste of what you'll be hearing very soon. "Motor Chase," from the forthcoming soundtrack, is a propulsive piece and a nice preview of heart-rate jacking work in the film. Tension and momentum move quickly through this cut and it's easy to see why Evans entrusted Trapanese once again to give his action flick an appropriate sonic backdrop. "The Raid 2" opens in theaters on March 28th. The soundtrack hits digital outlets tomorrow, March 25th, »
- Edward Davis
Disney-DreamWorks’ race-car actioner “Need for Speed” has gotten out of the gate with a respectable $1.1 million from Thursday-night showings in the U.S.
Warner Bros. saw a robust start for midnight screenings of “Veronica Mars” with $260,000 at 95 locations, which sold out several weeks ago. The Kickstarter-funded “Mars” is opening simultaneously on video-on-demand and at 291 theaters.
“Need for Speed,” projected to launch with about $25 million this weekend at 3,115 locations, matched the numbers for late-night openings for cop comedy “Ride Along” and Tom Cruise sci-fier “Oblivion.” It also started near the $1.4 million for “Gravity.”
“Need for Speed” should be able to tap into the young male demo, who have helped make “Fast and Furious” a powerful franchise for Universal. The film, directed by Scott Waugh from a script by George Gatins, »
- Dave McNary
• Iceland's film locations – in pictures
The sun has yet to rise but the morning light is already illuminating the reasons why Iceland is renowned for its landscape. I'm standing on a helipad in the south-eastern town of Höfn: with its harbour behind me, I can see snow-covered mountains separated by four icy tongues, each part of the enormous Vatnajökull glacier.
A few lights glow yellow-orange in windows but the main colours are sky blue, a sliver of pink around the clouds and the dark-brown mass of mountains yet to reveal their rugged detail. I'm not waiting for a helicopter; this just seemed like a good place to take in the view … sort of. The wind speed is more than 40mph – that's an »
- Robert Hull
Have you ever dreamed about what it might be like to relive the same day over and over again in an endless search for the perfect 24 hour period of existence? Of course you haven't, for that is the plot of much-loved Bill Murray/Harold Ramis comedy classic Groundhog Day, and each and every possible hilarious scenario has already been played out for you via one of the sharpest and most intuitive scripts of all time.
Edge of Tomorrow, 20 minutes of which was screened for bloggers and film journalists at an event in London earlier this week, is like Groundhog Day with stringy aliens and Tom Cruise. Admittedly, there are a few other minuscule differences between Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi piece and its forebear: Cruise is using his unusual predicament »
- Ben Child
We're delighted that Leonardo DiCaprio got nominated. And Her. And Philomena's Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. We actually agreed with a vast number of Oscar noms this year. However, there were some films and actors who we felt didn't get the recognition they deserved, so we decided to honour them in a different form.
Below are Digital Spy's Alternative Oscar Awards, celebrating this year's greatest who missed out on a nomination. Read on to find out the nominees and who we crowned the best of the rest.
Saving Mr Banks
And the Alternative Oscar goes to... Inside Llewyn Davis
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