"To 3D or not to 3D?" is a question moviegoers often have to ask themselves when hitting the multiplex to see the latest blockbuster, but the debate doesn't stop at the paying customer. Sometimes it's the filmmakers themselves who are dubious about the technology, even as they work with it. This issue has come to light after J.J. Abrams revealed that he himself was not sold on converting his latest, 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' into 3D initially. In fact, he had it forced upon him by the studio.
Let this be an inspiration to all you aspiring writers: you just never know where and when you might be discovered. Take 'Rome, Sweet Rome,' for example: the project was born on the social news and entertainment site Reddit, and now it's moving forward at a major studio. The internet really is good for something!
Violence in pop culture and its relation to real-life violence and 'Django Unchained': these are white hot controversies streaming through the public discourse right now. And they've just rammed into each other in captivating fashion in an interview between 'Django' writer-director Quentin Tarantino and British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. This is must-see TV, folks.
Before he was an Oscar winner, Danny Boyle was best known for quirky, semi-surreal movies with bite like ‘Shallow Grave’ and ‘Trainspotting.' He looks to be returning to that form a bit with ‘Trance,' a wild crime thriller due out this spring. The trailer for the film, which stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, has just burst online and you can watch it after the break.
In news that comes as neither surprising nor exciting (it was hinted at a few days ago), it has been officially announced that a sequel to the successful-enough 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' has been greenlit and shooting will commence later this year. But that's not the most interesting part.
The title of the film will be 'Texas Chainsaw 4, and you're correct in thinking that title makes little sense at all.
Admit it, no matter how silly 'The Last Stand' looks, a little smile comes across your face when thinking about Arnold Schwarzenegger play hero in an action movie once again. Besides, it doesn't appear to be taking itself too seriously, and it wasn't directed by a hack but the exciting Korean talent Kim Jee-Woon.
To get you further pumped for the flick, opening in a few short weeks, the first clip has hit the airwaves, featuring features plenty of gunfire, running and an Arnold quip. It's like the '80s all over again!
'The Last Exorcism' was a surprise hit in 2010, making over $67 million worldwide off a budget of less than $2 million. That kind of success spells instant sequel, and next year we'll be receiving 'The Last Exorcism 2' from CBS Films. Want to see the twisted (literally) new 'Last Exorcist 2' poster? Jump after the break!
While 'Maniac' doesn't mark the first time Elijah Wood has played a psychopath (remember his creepy turn in 'Sin City'?), it's certainly showing us a side of Frodo Baggins we've never seen before. Not that you'll actually see much of him in it. The film, a remake of a nasty 80s cult classic, takes place from the Wood character's point of view, so we'll only get to actually view his face in reflections.
If you want a peek inside the mind of this remake, the first six minutes of 'Maniac' have been released online and can be watched after the break!
When you think of the possible candidates for "Most Pirated Movie of 2012: (a dubious honor, to be sure), a few titles instantly spring to mind: 'The Avengers', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'The Amazing Spider-Man', to name a few. But oddly enough, none of those major blockbusters top the list. No, the film that was pirated the most is one that, at this stage of the year, is something of an afterthought.
Wes Anderson is no slouch when it comes to building impressive ensembles, as proven in films like 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic' and his latest, the sublime 'Moonrise Kingdom'. Obviously not ready to limit the names in his stock company, Anderson's next film, 'Grand Budapest Hotel', is assembling perhaps the director's most wonderful cast yet.
We already know that among the talents in 'Grand Budapest' are Jude Law, Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and, of course, Jason Swartzman (whew!), but today another handful of names has emerged. Check them out after the break!
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