14 items from 2013
The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid frontman David Yow is releasing his first solo record. Tonight You Look Like A Spider is out this June on Joyful Noise Recordings, Mike Patton's label, and, according to a blog post written by Yow, it involves a saxophone, kitchen utensils, and fat cats, and is, in his estimation, “real good, if you like that kind of shit.” Interested parties can judge for themselves by checking out the first single, “Thee Itch.” Joyful Noise is putting the record out in three different versions, two of which are pretty awesome: One will come out »
Tom Cruise is about to rock Sky Movies as glam-rocker, Stacey Jaxx. Cruise leads the line-up as a legend in his own leather trousers in the musical spectacular Rock Of Ages, based on the smash stage show. On the same play bill, we've got Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton vying for lead vocals in the choir-wars comedy Joyful Noise while on a quieter but quirkier note, Wes 'Royal Tenenbaums' Anderson makes his return with a typically wacky tale of young runaways, Moonrise Kingdom. »
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
Price: DVD $22.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
The story is the same: Six Southern women who congregate at Truvy’s Beauty Spot support each other as they face life’s difficulties, including the unwise pregnancy of diabetic Shelby (Condola Rashad, TV’s Smash).
In this version, the 1989 version’s Julia Roberts is swapped with Rashad, Sally Field is swapped with Latifah, Dolly Parton (Joyful Noise) with Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married Too?), Shirley MacLaine (Bernie) with Alfre Woodard (TV’s True Blood), Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill) with Adepero Oduye (Pariah) and Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) with Phylicia Rashad (TV’s Do No Harm).
Even though a two-hour biopic about Marvin Gaye.s life probably wouldn.t hold a soul-and-cocaine-fueled candle to the roller coaster that was Gaye.s private life, it.s still a highly anticipated project that has been through all sorts of developmental hell. But like the man says, let.s get together and get our hopes up once again. Deadline is reporting through the grapevine that Jesse L. Martin will suavely step into the role of Gaye in Sexual Healing, to be directed by Julien Temple, well-known for a career full of documentaries. Martin is best known for his work as Det. Ed Green on Law & Order, though he.s recently appeared in Todd Graff.s musical Joyful Noise with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, as well as the Chris Evans-led drama Puncture. He.d actually been attached to the project back in 2008, when James Gandolfini was producing. Sadly »
In October, rising star and talented actress-singer Anna Kendrick signed on to play the female lead in a film adaptation of the successful time-warp romantic musical “The Last 5 Years.” Now, Broadway golden boy Jeremy Jordan has been cast as her love interest, a choice that is sure to get the theater kids jazzed up. Jordan was Tony Award-nominated for his lead performance as Jack Kelly in “Newsies” last year, has also starred in the film musical “Joyful Noise” with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and can currently can be seen in season 2 of "Smash." “The Last 5 Years” is the story of a couple meeting, marrying and eventually divorcing over a five-year period, told using a unique timeline device. While Jordan’s character experiences the relationship in chronological order, the story of Kendrick’s character arcs backwards from the end of their marriage to the day that they met, »
- Tess Hofmann
• It’s a Transformers reunion: Megan Fox is joining Michael Bay’s Tmnt reboot. Bay, who is producing the movie, announced the news on his blog with the simple, one-sentence post, “Tmnt: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” EW has confirmed that Fox will play April O’Neil, the Turtles’ human friend, and that the movie is set to start shooting this spring. Fox has spoken publicly about her on-set friction with Bay – she once said the blockbuster mastermind is “like Hitler on his sets” – but now, lucky for Michelangelo and co. (or not so lucky, depending »
- Emily Rome
We’ve got a few casting stories to share this evening. Briefly: As production gears up to begin next month, James Marsden has joined the cast of Anchorman 2 as a rival anchor and nemesis to Ron Burgundy. Michael Biehn has been tapped to topline the Canadian Mma horror thriller Severed Connection. Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Joyful Noise) is set to star opposite Anna Kendrick in writer/director Richard Lagravenese’s musical The Last Five Years. Hit the jump for more information on the aforementioned casting stories. Per Deadline, James Marsden is the latest castmember to join director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but Marsden will reportedly be playing another anchor who also happens to be Ron Burgundy’s nemesis. I’ve no qualms with this casting as Marsden showed some serious comedic chops on the final two seasons of 30 Rock. »
- Adam Chitwood
Just yesterday we brought you the four Battle School army logos for Ender's Game including Salamander Army, Dragon Army, Rat Army, and Asp Army. Today we bring you the second official photo from the highly anticipated movie featuring Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, your first look at Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian (left), Khylin Rhambo as Dink Meeker (right, next to Ender), and Moises Arias as Bonzo Madrid (end of the table on the left) eating in the Battle School mess hall. These characters are all part of Salamander Army. Thanks to EnderWiggin.net!
It's still a little hard to tell what this movie is actually going to be like from the very little we've seen of it. I'm looking forward to seeing more, especially some of the action sequences. I really hope the first trailer that's released blows us away! The movie comes out on November 1st, 2013, and here's »
- Joey Paur
We haven't really seen a lot from Gavin Hood's big screen adaptation Ender's Game, but today we bring you the official logos that will be used for the Battle School Army including Salamander Army, Dragon Army, Rat Army, and Asp Army.
The logos come from the following four Ender's Game fan sites... Ender Wiggin, Ender News, Ender's Ansible, and Ender's Game Fansite. I can't wait to see how this movie turns out! I'm a big fan of the books, and I hope to hell they get it right for the movie.
The movie comes out on November 1st, 2013, and here's the synopsis:
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and »
- Joey Paur
We're in the final crunch now. Oscar voters have to make their final decisions by Tuesday February 19th (with the winners announced Sunday February 24th) so I'm throwing up my own nominees (which I like to announce before the Oscar nominations even. Oy) so you can see my film bitch award picks for the best in the various aural categories here. But while we're on the subject of sound, a film craft I always vow to learn more about and then forget to educate myself, let's make some early Oscar predictions.
Naturally I prefer my nominees to Oscars. Unlike many pundits, I knew that the Beasts of the Southern Wild score didn't have a prayer since Oscar's music branch is notoriously exclusive. In addition to their resistance to new composers they also don't really cotton to directors muscling in on their territory, so step away from the sheet music Benh Zeitlin, »
- NATHANIEL R
Movie composer James Horner will be scoring the upcoming Gavin Hood-directed adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Horner has created scores for films such as Braveheart, Titanic, Avatar, Troy, and several other films. The guy is great at what he does, and I love listening to the movie musical scores he creates. I'm sure he'll come up with some great music for Ender's Game.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Arriving at Battle School, »
- Joey Paur
America’s Cartoon Network has unveiled the new season line-up for the channel which is home to one of my favourite cartoons, Adventure Time. That show Is coming back for another season, the same of which can’t be said for Green Lantern or Young Justice – those two superhero shows have, at least according to the press release, been replaced by Teen Titans Go! and Beware the Batman. Also detailed in today’s press release is The Yoda Chronicles, which ties into the new Lego Star Wars releases.
Also returning are: Regular Show, Annoying Orange, Mad, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Looney Tunes Show, Ben 10 Omniverse, Dragons: Riders of Berk, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Inc., Johnny Test, Pokémon Black & White: Adventures in Unova, Beyblade Metal Fury, Almost Naked Animals and Scaredy Squirrel.
From the press release:
Teen Titans Go!: Featuring the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, »
Four movies dominated nominations for the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards. Argo, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Life Of Pi and Skyfall were each nominated for four awards. The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained and Lincoln took 3 nominations apiece. The Golden Reels recognize sound editing in 22 categories encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment and student work. Also this year, the Mpse has chosen director Ang Lee to receive its Filmmaker Award and to honor Foley artist John Roesch for with a Career Achievement Award. The 60th Mpse Golden Reel Awards ceremony will take place February 17 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in downtown Los Angeles. Complete list of nominees follows: Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects And Foley In A Feature Film Argo Django Unclaimed Life of Pi Marvel’s- The Avengers Prometheus Skyfall The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The sound editors of Argo, Life of Pi, Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned three nominations each — the most in the feature categories — for the 60th Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards. All four films were nominated for outstanding sound editing in the feature film categories of sound effects and Foley, dialogue and Adr, and music. Earning two feature nominations each are the sound editors behind Django Unchained, The Dark Knight Rises and Lincoln. Nominees for best sound editing, music, in a musical feature are the teams behind Joyful Noise, Les Miserables, Pitch Perfect and Rock of
- Carolyn Giardina
14 items from 2013