15 items from 2015
Masi Oka (NBC's Heroes) will reprise his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC's new event series Heroes Reborn, which will premiere in fall 2015. Said Masi Oka:
Said creator/executive producer Tim Kring:
"We are thrilled to have Masi back in the 'Heroes' family. The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series' success, and a gigantic fan favorite. We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again."
After causing a stir at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year with his Scientology exposé “Going Clear,” director Alex Gibney arrives at SXSW with another documentary — about the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Gibney says the film, “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” will be just as controversial. He spent nearly three years on the project, which was financed by CNN Films, and interviewed roughly 50 people who knew Jobs — even if Apple Inc. didn’t participate. In advance of the SXSW premiere on Saturday afternoon, Gibney spoke to Variety about his new film and explained why Ashton Kutcher didn’t succeed in playing the icon in the 2013 biopic.
What brought you to Jobs?
After the Walter Isaacson book and so many other films, I didn’t really want to do a paint-by-the-numbers bio. I was interested in his values, the idea that when he died, there was »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Josh Gad has made a pretty good career out of being the chubby sidekick. From The Rocker to Love And Other Drugs to the more recent Jobs and The Wedding Ringer, Gad has proven to be adept at the hijinks as well as musical stylings. Coming to fame in the Broadway musical Book Of Mormon, Gad took part in the phenomenon that was Frozen where he voiced the somewhat chubby snowman Olaf. Now, Gad is about to voice another chubby sidekick for another Disney musical, this time a live-action one. »
- Alex Maidy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 went live today as a Digital HD purchase with the physical DVD or Blu-ray and OnDemand editions coming March 6. To whet your appetite, Lionsgate has released two deleted scenes from the blockbuster, which sets the stage for the final installment, coming later this year.
“I’m not asking” features a tense exchange between President Snow and Peeta, highlighting Peeta’s experience as a prisoner of Panem, previously unseen to audiences in Mockingjay: Part 1.
“Face of a revolution” features a humorous scene with Effie and Katniss as she’s prepped (and primped) to become the Mockingjay.
Santa Monica, CA and Vancouver, BC, (January 22, 2015) – Lionsgate’s (NYSE: Lgf) global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, »
- ComicMix Staff
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen and Kate Winslet have been cast in the new Steve Jobs biopic. Universal Pictures has confirmed Fassbender will take on the lead role in the Danny Boyle-directed movie, while Rogen will play Jobs's earlier collaborator at Apple Steve Wozniak, with Winslet playing Macintosh marketing expert Joanna Hoffman. In a statement previewing the movie, Universal Pictures said: ''Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre.'' Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin is writing the new film - which also features Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley - based on Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs. Production of the film - which follows the 2013 biopic 'Jobs' starring Ashton Kutcher - is already underway in San Francisco, »
With the Super Bowl kicking off Sunday, it seems somehow appropriate that we’re looking at another “American Sniper” blowout at the box office this weekend.
The NFL’s biggest game has seen more than its share of lopsided contests over the years, and if Las Vegas set odds on the movies, the breakout hit from Warner Bros. would be a 35-point favorite.
- Todd Cunningham
Steve Jobs will also feature Jeff Daniels as ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, Inherent Vice's Katherine Waterston as Jobs's former partner Chrisann Brennan and Michael Stuhlbarg as early Mac developer Andy Hertzfeld.
Universal Pictures said in a statement: "Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicentre."
The ensemble drama will also feature »
Lionsgate's global juggernaut The Hunger Games franchise continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arriving on Digital HD February 17 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand Friday, March 6, the Company announced today. Mockingjay - Part 1 became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2014 when it reached nearly $333.2 million at the domestic box office yesterday. The last two installments of The Hunger Games franchise (Catching Fire and Mockingjay - Part 1) have become the highest-grossing releases at the domestic box office each of the past two years, the first time in decades that a studio has scored back-to-back #1 films of the year and the first time ever for back-to-back sequels. Mockingjay - Part 1, which opens in China on February 8, has already grossed more than $700 million worldwide, bringing global box office for the franchise to over $2.2 billion. Here's »
Already used in the 2013 biopic Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, the crew of Universal Pictures' new Steve Jobs biopic have returned to 2066 Crist Drive to begin shooting their own take on the Apple co-founder's life. The iconic location has been declared a landmark, and resides in Los Altos. It is the childhood home of Steve Jobs and the birthplace of Apple.
CBS San Francisco has video of the production as it gets underway, shooting at this real location where Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, and Steve Wozniak, played by Seth Rogen, built their very first Apple computer. Jobs moved to the house with his foster parents in the 7th grade and lived there through high school. It was in the attached garage, which we see here redecorated with props from that time period, where the first 50 Apple 1 computers were constructed in 1976.
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (127 Hours) is behind this unique »
People reports that Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend of six months, Jacob Pechenik. North West may have won 2014, but it’s a new year filled with new celebrity kids. And the future child of the New Girl star and this Hollywood mega-producer is coming for her throne.
We know that the baby will get mommy’s awesome Dgaf attitude and daddy’s excellent taste, but their kid will also give superstar offspring like North a run for their money. Here’s why:
1. Mom and dad are too cool to care.
We’ve seen Deschanel go makeup-free on Instagram, while Pechenik isn’t even on social media — which means he probably gives zero fucks about getting approval from strangers. Their baby will likely grow up in a judgement-free zone where weirdness is embraced. Meanwhile, North already has her own stylist and can’t leave the »
- Taylor Ferber
Elle Fanning ("Maleficent," "Super 8") is in negotiations to star in "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's next film “The Neon Demon" for Gaumont and Wild Bunch. Refn and Mary Laws co-wrote the script.
Fanning will play an aspiring model who is caught up in a world of beauty and demise in this female-driven horror film. [Source: The Wrap]
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ("Arrow," "Spartacus") is set to join Ben Affleck in Gavin O’Connor's thriller "The Accountant" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Robinson will play a Treasury Department analyst who has kept a low-profile.
Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano ("Mongol") is replacing Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel "Silence". Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver also star in the »
- Garth Franklin
Josh Gad is best known for playing roles in Frozen and The Book of Mormon, but he has dabbled with portraying real figures, too. He played Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak in Jobs, and now he’s in line to play the late film critic Roger Ebert in Russ & Roger Go Beyond. The film already […]
- Russ Fischer
Last night, millions of viewers got to know the real Roger Ebert through CNN’s TV premiere of the documentary Life Itself. Soon enough, they’ll also get a dramatic portrayal of the late film critic in Russ & Roger Go Beyond. The movie is an extended account of one part of Ebert’s life featured briefly in the doc, his co-writing of the screenplay for Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Russ Meyer‘s 1970 cult classic satire/sequel to Valley of the Dolls. Last summer, Will Ferrell was announced for the co-titular role of Russ, and now Josh Gad has been named to play Roger. Hollywood Elsewhere’s Jeff Wells scooped the news from producer David Permut at an event over the weekend, but there’s nothing official yet. The Wrap reports this morning that Gad has not signed on, nor has he even read the script, which is by Emmy-winning sitcom and sketch comedy writer Chris Cluess »
- Christopher Campbell
15 items from 2015
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