1-20 of 212 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
As I had predicted here, names such as Cutter Hodierne, Kat Candler, Maya Forbes, Mona Fastvold and Damien Chazelle would be among the invited guests at the ’14 edition of the Sundance Film Festival. It was such a strong year that even some items that I thought would be dark horse/long shots and might be looking at a fest berth from the sidelines are considered definite dramatic comp material, while some that was fully expecting to break the line-up have been passed up.
Horror “labeled” directors Carter Smith (Jamie Marks Is Dead) and Jim Mickle (Cold in July) broke into the line-up that is usually reserved for the newbie type of director and are coming in with perhaps different genre material. We’re glad to see Justin Simien’s Dear White People break into the 16 – it also acts as the long awaited return of Duly Noted producer Effie Brown. Actor »
- Eric Lavallee
This is where we start a war. We'll lose friends, and cause controversy. Because somewhere on this list below is something you're dying to see. In fact, you might be fanatical about some of these inclusions (Christopher Nolan fans, we're staring straight at you). But it's inevitable. And unavoidable. Hollywood is releasing hundreds of movies in 2014. Some of them will be good. Some of them will be bad. And some will be box office disasters. In compiling this list, we're not declaring that all, or even any, of these movies will be unwatchable. Some will be quite good. Maybe even a masterpiece or a classic in the making. There are a few that we're desperate to see ourselves. We really want them to succeed. But every movie here is a risk taker. And some of this shit? Hollywood should clearly know better. These are the 14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014.
Fox’s Tuesday comedy block is getting a midseason makeover, with “Glee” moving over from Thursday and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” getting a promotion behind “New Girl.”
“Following,” last season’s top-rated new series in adults 18-49, will kick off its second season at about 10 p.m. Et on Jan. 19, following Fox Sports’ coverage of the Nfc Championship Game. The Kevin Bacon drama will then slide into its regular Monday 9 p.m. timeslot the next day.
Fox had originally planned for new Greg Kinnear drama “Rake” to air behind the Nfc title game, but ultimately decided it was better suited to premiere behind “American Idol,” while the male skew of football will help reintroduce audiences to the serial-killer drama “The Following.”
“Rake” will now air its first episode on Thursday, »
- Rick Kissell
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: Dec. 10, 2013
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Abby (DeWitt) is a sought after massage therapist and a free spirit, while her brother Paul (Pais) thrives on routine, running a failing dental practice with his assistant and daughter Jenny (Page). Suddenly, Abby develops an aversion to bodily contact, which not only makes her unable to do her job, but also severely affects her relationship with her boyfriend (McNairy). As Abby navigates her way through an identity crisis, her brother’s dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his “healing touch.”
Written and directed by Lyn Shelton (Your Sister’s Sister), the R-rated Touchy Feely premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, »
After the success of Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World it seems Marvel Studios can do no wrong in the eyes of the audience. And next year they will be putting that to the test with their biggest gamble to date in Guardians Of The Galaxy from James Gunn (Slither, Super). The film has attracted an impressive amount of talent and the project is looking more and more interesting as the days go by. You can read what Saldana said to MTV about her role as Gamora below:
‘A new way to view superheroes. I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation. You can only have so much of, ‘I’ll save you!’ After a while, »
- Ben Read
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 21 Nov 2013 - 05:51
The underappreciated films of 1999 are the focus in our last list of 90s overlooked greats...
The year 1999 was a significant year for film in many ways. Apart from being the year that George Lucas began his Star Wars prequels with The Phantom Menace, it also saw the release of The Blair Witch Project, a horror film which became one of the first to use the internet as a marketing tool, resulting in a massive hit. The Matrix ushered in a new age of special effects filmmaking, arguably paving the way for the superhero blockbusters crowding into multiplexes today.
Mainly, though, 1999 was simply a brilliant year for film. Justly lauded movies like Fight Club, The Green Mile and Eyes Wide Shut aside, there were a huge number of films that didn't get the critical or financial success they deserved - so many, »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman (The Flash, Wonder Woman and Nightwing), Man of Steel, Arrow, Hourman, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and Phase Three, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Beware the Batman, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and more....
Over the past month or so the movie news headlines have been dominated by Marvel, and while that's the case again this week, Warner Bros. has given DC Comics fans something to chew on, with casting talk on Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman picking up the »
- Gary Collinson
While Marvel Studios seems reluctant to confirm Vin Diesel's casting as the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy (possibly due to all the rumours about a dual role as Thanos), but Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) is certainly talking like it's a done deal. And considering Groot has just one line, Pratt is certainly excited about what the Fast & Furious and Riddick star is going to bring to the table.
I think Vin Diesel is going to be great," Pratt tells I Am Rogue. "The role of Groot is also an amazing role. I want to tell you about it but I feel like if I tell you even one little thing it’s going to start pulling the thread that is going to expose too much. But I think Vin is going to be amazing. Vin Diesel’s voice is an incredible tool that he has. »
- Gary Collinson
The Walking Dead star Michael Rooker was on hand at Stan Lee's Comikaze this past weekend, during which he offered a few words on the upcoming cosmic Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy, specifically the role of the treelike creature Groot (to be voiced by Vin Diesel), as well as fans' growing enthusiasm for the little-known property.
"Groot is not a tree, he’s a different being from a different universe," says Rooker. "And he’s not like a tree the way we have trees. We use it for cordwood, for cooking and heating our homes. Groot is a whole different being from a whole different galaxy, somewhere you don’t even know where he’s from. I don’t even know where he’s from. He just happens to look like bark... [Guardians of the Galaxy] is a great series, I love the old series and the new one’s pretty cool, »
- Gary Collinson
A new piece of promotional artwork from next year's cosmic superhero offering Guardians of the Galaxy was spotted at the Brazilian premiere of Thor: The Dark World in Sao Paulo, offering up a new look at Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Groot (Vin Diesel)...
Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn (Super) and also stars Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) as Yondu, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) as Nebula, John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as Rhomman Dey and Glenn Close (Damages) as the leader of the Nova Corps. The film is set for release on August 1st, 2014. »
- Gary Collinson
The five main players in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy land themselves on this early banner for the comic-book film written and directed by James Gunn. Star Lord, aka Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Drax The Destroyer (Dave Bautisita), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Groot (motion-captured and voiced by Vin Diesel) and Gamora (Zoe Sandana) are featured as the otherworldly heroic outlaws who’ll battle it out with the villain The Collector (Benicio del Toro) and his evil gang (which includes former Doctor Who sexpot Karen Gillan).
Having seen the early footage shown at Comic Con in July, I’m desperate to see what Gunn has come up with!
Source: Stark Industries
The post Super Early Artwork Spotted For Marvel »
- Craig Hunter
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 1 Nov 2013 - 06:28
Next year’s full of potentially great films, so to help, here’s a list of 25 movies we're most looking forward to in 2014...
These lists of anticipated forthcoming movies have become an annual fixture by now, and as ever, our selection has been tricky to whittle down. In restricting our list to just 25, we've tried to create a mix of the high-profile and the less obvious. Movies such as Non-Stop, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Big Hero Six and Edge Of Tomorrow came close but didn't quite make the cut, even though they have much to offer for their own reasons.
Furthermore, given the number of films competing for space, we've left the latest chapters of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit off the list. We're keen to see both, but we're wary of taking up slots with movies »
Yesterday brought a short, teasing look at footage from Bryan Singer’s forthcoming return to the directors chair with X-men: Days Of Future Past. Leading up to Tuesday’s trailer debut, which I can admit to being blown away by after witnessing it during San Diego Comic Con, Empire have released an intriguing set of stills from the film uniting the prequel cast of Matthew Vaughn’s reinvigorating X-men: First Class, with those of 20th Century Fox’s original trilogy and subsequent spin-offs!
The film stars Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and Lucas Till. It’s slated for cinemas 23rd May 2014.
Source: Empire Online
- Craig Hunter
Infini, a futuristic sci-fi thriller from director Shane Abbess, starts shooting in Sydney on Monday.
Scripted by Abbess and Brian Cachia, the privately financed film focuses on a search and rescue team sent into deep space to retrieve a stranded soldier.
It.s the first project from Storm Vision Entertainment, a joint venture between production companies Storm Alley Entertainment (Shane Abbess and Sidonie Abbene) and Eclectik Vision (Brett Thornquest).
The Storm Vision partners plans to collaborate on a number of genre projects of varying budget sizes for 2014 and beyond. Matthew Graham is the lead producer on Infini, which is Abbess. follow-up to Gabriel, a fantasy-action-horror film about an archangel who fights to bring light back to purgatory and save the souls of the city's inhabitants. »
- Don Groves
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, Batman vs. Superman, Justice League Dark, The Flash, Arrow, Justice League: War and more...
Marvel's Thor: The Dark World opens here in the UK in just eleven days time (although you could see the film two days earlier, thanks to our preview screening ticket giveaway), and with the next stage of Phase Two upon us, Marvel Studios has blitzed the internet with promotional material this week, with highlights including our first look at Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as both Algrim the Strong and Kurse. So, sit back and work your way through a batch of brand new images [see here], a clip between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman »
- Gary Collinson
For the past few years, “American Idol” has had to contend with an ever-changing roster of judges, competition from NBC’s “The Voice” and ratings declines. Add one more destabilizing challenge to the pile: hungry zombies on cable.
Advertisers are willing to pay more for a package of ads to accompany a fresh episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” than they are for a single 30-second spot on “Idol,” the Fox competition program that has dominated primetime for years. That groundbreaking move for cable revealed in a comprehensive Variety survey of ad prices of primetime TV programs for the 2013-14 television season.
“Dead” is, arguably, the priciest scripted program on TV, but simply put, there is no one single price for a TV commercial. TV networks typically sell schedules of advertising in the form of a package of ads spread out across the week and many different programs, not »
- Brian Steinberg
With filming complete on Marvel's space epic Guardians of the Galaxy, we are finally getting our first drips of information about Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon. Having been in London to film Parks and Recreation's 100th episode, Chris Pratt has revealed some information on what exactly Rocket Raccoon will bring to the film...
“You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature. Rocket Raccoon has been tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, there are all these elements. You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, and hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role. I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon, »
- Gary Collinson
Riddick and Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel spent an awful lot of time this year teasing the fact he'd met with Marvel Studios about a role in the Cinematic Universe, before it was finally revealed that he'd be lending his voice to Groot, the tree-like member of the cosmic superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, being that Groot is a man thing of few words, it won't come as much of a surprise to Marvel fans to learn that Diesel has but one line in the movie.
"My father taught me there are no small roles, only small actors," says Diesel in a video posted on his official Facebook page. "I have one line in the movie, but that doesn’t mean anything. I’m still going to make it the best thing I possibly can. Even if it means taking Andy Serkis to a whole other level, »
- Gary Collinson
Every great superhero movie needs a fantastic villain, such as Lee Pace's Ronan the Accuser in Marvel's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The actor wrapped production on the Phase Two sequel earlier this month, and he recently shared how much fun he had playing this psychotic menace.
"He's a f---ing psycho! He's a real monster. I've had the best time playing this character. I'm glad its all on film and I never thought I could be so nuts in it!"
"James Gunn is just putting together a phenomenal movie and I've had the best time working with him on it. And yea we've made a monster of an alien!"
Asked what makes the film stand out from the other superhero movies of the moment, Rooker told Digital Spy: "The speciality is that it has Michael Rooker, Chris Pratt, Dave Batista and Zoe [Saldana] - it's the cast, my friend.
"We're having a great time doing it and I have a feeling that it's going to be a really sweet deal when it comes out. People are going to love it."
Of how the film might connect to the rest of the Marvel world, he added: "There's so many people guessing and trying to figure out stuff. I can't really comment on any of that.
"It's all away from where I'm at. I get my script, get my »
1-20 of 212 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners