No fewer than six – six! – Kingsman: The Secret Service promotional featurettes are here to introduce you to the cast of characters in Matthew Vaughn's wild, energetic riff on old school spy movies.
Opening in theaters on December 19th is Annie, which is a reboot of the beloved musical and ‘1980s movie.
The new film is an updated version of the classic story and was directed by Will Gluck (Friends with Benefits, Easy A). The plot revolves around Annie (Academy Award-nominee Quvenzhane Wallis), a foster kid living with a mean foster parent named Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). She soon sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate William Stacks (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx) takes her in. The movie was produced by musician Jay-Z and superstar actor Will Smith (I, Robot), and also stars Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Bobby Cannavale (Chef), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Pompeii).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Will Gluck about his work on Annie. The accomplished director discussed his new film, how he got involved with the project, his concept for the reboot, the out-of-the-box casting of Quvenzhane Wallis, if he was surprised by the media reaction to that choice, Jamie Foxx’s influence on the music in the movie, drawing inspiration from the musical as well as the ‘80s film, and breaking the forth wall.
The last shot of the Jurassic World teaser trailer really riled some folks.
They hated that Chris Pratt appears to have raptor buddies riding shotgun as he blasted around Isla Nublar on a boss hog. "Foul!" these Jurassic Park fans cried, "Velocipators do not pal around with humans! Raptors eat humans!"
Those folks aren't going to dig a promotional picture in which Pratt and a velociraptor make like Turner and Hooch.
They say any publicity is good publicity. But about when bad publicity leads to your movie getting shut out of the multiplex?
The five biggest theaters chains in America are dropping Seth Rogen's The Interview in response to anonymous threats of violence against moviegoers.
So the release of The Interview, in which James Franco and co-director Rogen star as an imbecilic TV personality and producer recruited to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, is kaput. Sony just made it official, announcing that it has scrapped the film's December release.
It's safe to say Tom Hanks is a big reader and quite a fan of Dave Eggers.
Having finished shooting an adaptation of Eggers's A Hologram for the King, Hanks is now producing and starring in a take on the author's latest, The Circle.
If everybody weren't already familiar with the fairy tale, then this international trailer for March's Cinderella would constitute spoilers.
Now, a remarkable cast has gotten even more remarkable. Viola Davis has joined the 2016 comic book movie as Amanda Waller, the government hardass who actually assembles the Suicide Squad.
Actor William Fichtner is a true scene-stealer! For almost 20 years he has shined in every part he’s played on film and television no matter how small the role.
Fichtner has appeared in such films as Heat, Armageddon, Go, The Perfect Storm, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, and most recently director Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman. But he is probably best known to television audiences for his role as FBI agent turned fugitive Alexander Mahone on Prison Break, and his current series Crossing Lines. Fichtner also starred in last summer’s hit movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which was a reboot of the popular franchise and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning December 16th.
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, when the Foot Clan threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home. Fichtner plays Eric Sacks, a famous scientist and the CEO of Sacks Industries who has ties to both the Foot Clan’s leader Shredder, as well as the origins of the Turtles. In addition to Fichtner, the film also stars Megan Fox (Jonah Hex) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (The Nut Job) as Vern Fenwick, and Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) as Bernadette Thompson, as well as Johnny Knoxville (Bad Grandpa) as the voice of Leonardo, and Tony Shalhoub (Pain & Gain) as the voice of Splinter.
I recently had the honor of speaking with the great William Fichtner about his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as The Homesman. The impressive veteran actor discussed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, his knowledge of the source material before agreeing to appear in the film, if it’s true that Sacks was originally going to be revealed as the villain Shredder, if the actor took inspiration for his character from any real life CEOs, his friendship with Michael Bay, Bay’s role as producer, why he liked working with director Jonathan Liebesman, The Homesman, and being directed by Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones.
Just when you're about to dismiss The Wedding Ringer for leaning on a cliche as hoary as a foul-mouthed grandma, the comedy goes and redeems itself by lighting Cloris Leachman on fire.
Sony has unveiled a new theatrical trailer, red band clip, and Aloe Blacc music video promoting The Wedding Singer.
Tim Burton is ready to turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.
More than a year ago, the director was reportedly in talks to return for Beetlejuice 2, a sequel to the 1988 comedy that's only gotten better with age.
After a long quiet spell on the sequel front, Burton has provided an enthusiastic update on another round of paranormal hilarity, reiterating that Winona Ryder will return as Lydia Deetz.