10 items from 2014
No, it’s not wildly different than other science fiction, hero’s journey, and adventure movies. Sometimes we call such stories archetypal. Mythic, even. I’m “biast” (pro): I am eager for movies — especially genre movies — with female protagonists
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Now see that, Hollywood! That wasn’t so hard, was it? To make a movie about a young woman doing cool kickass stuff and being the master of her own destiny… it didn’t sting too terribly much, did it, now? It looks like she might even get to save the world or something by the time the last of three-books-turned-into-four-movies comes around, and that won’t hurt, will it?
I hear the cries: “But Hunger Games!” Yes, Hunger Games. And? If there’s room enough in the »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Three actors have joined Terminator: Genesis, and one of them might play a big role in Alan Taylor's new film. THR is reporting Byung-hun Lee (both G.I. Joe flicks, I Saw The Devil), Michael Gladis (Mad Men, Knights Of Badassdom) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards, Underworld: Awakening) will star in the upcoming movie. There aren't any details on Michael Gladis' role, however Deadline has learned Sandrine Holt will play Detective Cheung, who arrests Sarah Connor and »
- Jesse Giroux
Opening in theatres this Friday, March 21st is the new romantic comedy from Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) entitled About Last Night, and to get you in the mood, Sony Pictures have released an exclusive clip with interviews with the cast. The film is a remake of the ‘80s movie of the same title and based on David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
The film stars Kevin Hart (Ride Along), Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening), Regina Hall (The Best Man Holiday) and Joy Bryant (Hit and Run) and closely follows new love for these two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually tested in the real world. The clip interweaves interviews with the four leads, with scenes from the film and showcases the evident chemistry between the actors both on and off-screen.
- Will Roberts
According to British actor, Theo James, there’s only one way to celebrate landing a role in the coveted franchise, Divergent and that’s to get “s***faced” (his words). The 29 year-old actor is probably best known for playing opposite Kate Beckinsale in Underworld: Awakening and Mr. Kemal Pamuk in the first season of the acclaimed series, Downton Abbey.
In a world divided by factions based on human virtues, Tris (Shailene Woodley) finds she’s Divergent and won’t fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy Divergents, Tris learns to trust the furtive Four (James) – and together they must find out what makes Divergents dangerous (before it’s too late).
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- Tiffany Rose
There is no doubt that Theo James is going to make an impression on many a female fan with the upcoming Divergent. The one scene in which he takes off his shirt in the new film there was a very clear verbal reaction from the ladies in the audience. Thankfully the actor is extremely capable at the action sequences too having dealt with all sorts of baddies in Underworld: Awakening alongside Kate Beckinsale. And now he stars opposite Shailene Woodley? What a lucky dude! Theo is an incredibly »
Over the past few years, writer J. Michael Straczynski has jumped genres from Marvel's Thor in 2011 to Underworld: Awakening in 2012 and World War Z last year. Now he's heading into straight-up sci-fi territory with an adaptation of Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktock Man, a story published by Harlan Ellison in Galaxy Magazine back in 1965. In a completely regulated society, where being a minute late here and there shortens your life accordingly, the Ticktock Man is king; Harlequin is the jellybean joker who wants to knock him from his perch. This is the first time the author has allowed his story to be adapted. Ellison himself is a veteran of anthology series like "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits," not to mention "Star Trek." Deadline says the author only agreed to give Straczysnki the rights to his story (which won the 1966 Hugo Award and 1965 Nebula Award) after he delivered a finished screenplay for approval. »
- Ethan Anderton
Looks like animated fairy tale Frozen is on a hot streak and Gravity is going to be hard to pull away from at the Oscars after the members of the Visual Effects Society gather last night at Beverly Hilton to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Ves Awards.
The event attended by 1000 guests was hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) with the awards being handed out by Grammy Award winning artist Pharrell Williams and actors Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Dark Shadows), Jamie Kennedy (Son of the Mask), Sharon Lawrence (Hidden Palms), Richard Schiff (Se7en) and Alyssa Sutherland (Day on Fire).
The appearance of surprised presenter Sandra Bullock (A Time to Kill) foreshadowed a great night for Gravitywhich won 6 of the 24 categories. Other big winners included Frozen, Game of Thrones and PETA. Pioneering careers were also lauded as previous Ves Méliès »
Upcoming movie Kite is based on Yasuomi Umetsu's anime that is known for its graphic depictions of sex and violence. Samuel L. Jackson plays Karl Aker, a corrupt detective and India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening) plays Sawa, a young girl who is out to track down those responsible for killing her father with the help of Aker. Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, The Great Gatsby) co-stars. Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema, The Zookeeper) took over as director after the death of David R. Ellis, who worked with Jackson on Snakes On A Plane. Kite was filmed in Johannesburg and the first trailer is embedded below. ...
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There are a lot of movies coming in 2014, but one you might have unfortunately forgotten about is "Kite." Why should you keep this one on your radar? Well, it's an adaptation of an anime that is renowned for it's rather graphic sexuality, and not only does Samuel L. Jackson star in the movie, he's a big fan of the material as well, which hopefully means this version will retain some of the spirit of the source material. At any rate, you'll be able to judge for yourself, as nine minutes from the movie—a trailer followed by a lengthy clip—have emerged by surprise online, presumably ahead of schedule, considering there isn't even a release date yet for "Kite." The film is based on the comic by Yasuomi Umetsu and directed by Ralph Ziman. India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Underworld: Awakening”) and Callan McAuliffe ("The Great Gatsby, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The biopic has been nominated for best film, best director, best cinematography and best actress for Magnason. Its other nominations include two of the three slots in the best supporting actor category for Kjell Bergqvist and Sverrir Gudnason.
Shed No Tears (Känn ingen sorg), about a man who dreams of success in the music world, has secured nine nominations. The film is directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, back from Hollywood after directing action sequel Underworld: Awakening.
The duo have been nominated for best director »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
10 items from 2014
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