The New York Post is reporting that Mel Gibson will once again hit the big screen following his openly publicized domestic issues (to put it kindly). Don’t expect a lead role, as Gibson won’t be providing one; rather, he’ll pop up in a cameo as a tattoo artist in the upcoming Hangover 2.
Maybe I’m the only one surprised by Spike’s (a self proclaimed channel for guys) latest Scream Awards results. The teenie bopper vamp flick Twilight Saga: Eclipse, took home a whole slew of awards. Maybe guys don’t do any of the actual voting, or maybe there are just more male Twihards than I ever imagined.
Robert Schwentke certainly had his work cut out for him. Previously coming from films like The Time Traveler's Wife and Flightplan, taking on a graphic novel presents a certain kind of challenge for a filmmaker. To make something like Red his own, yet staying true to the spirit of the comic, he has delivered a richly entertaining action flick that is more than just explosions. Audiences also seem to appreciate his latest as the film managed a nice weekend box office take, especially considering it was up against Jackass 3D.
iamROGUE.com and the director recently spoke about Red and his upcoming feature, R.I.P.D. which stars Ryan Reynolds and is another adaptation of a comic. We talked about Mary-Louise Parker and her chemistry with Bruce Willis, and of course why Red was finally ordered a PG-13 rating. Either way, it was a pleasure to talk to Robert, and we hope audiences continue to check out Red already playing at a theatre near you.
Well, we don’t really know a whole lot about the upcoming Wisit Sasanatieng directed Red Eagle. We know that, according to the trailer you’re about to see, we’re dealing with a highly skilled vigilante/hero who unleashes a whole lot of Hell everywhere he goes. In what looks to be a cool action/sci-fi/horror blend, the flick seems to pack plenty of explosions, fight scenes and brutal fatalities, and that alone has me interested.
Check out the film’s brief synopsis, followed by the new trailer below:
Universal Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola’s sci-fi adventure comedy Paul which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and an alien voiced by Seth Rogen). The film reunites British stars Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost who also penned the script. While the CGI looks a little suspect, I’ve got plenty of faith in Mottola to turn this one into something special. And come on now, Pegg and Frost are hilarious.
The picture also stars Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig and the voice work of Jonah Hill, as Paul, the awkward looking alien.
The official film synopsis reads as follows:
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-travelling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town—a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
Check out the trailer below!
Well, the insane Jackass crew exceeded expectations this weekend in a major way. Jackass 3D earned $50 million; a pretty impressive showing, considering pundits predicted a $30 million opening.
Of interesting note, both prior Jackass films also opened in the top box office slot. The first film banked $23 million in it’s October 2002 opening weekend; the second film drew $29 million in it’s September 2006 opening weekend.
Jackass 3D swept the box office in a major way this weekend. While the film sliding into the top slot isn’t a big shocker, the total weekend take was. In a time when trips to the local cinema seem to be fading out, Jackass 3D brought the masses flocking, earning an impressive $50 million. It’s the best opening we’ve seen in quite a few weeks, and the Jackass crew should be quite proud.
Paramount Pictures just released a new trailer for David O. Russell’s upcoming The Fighter, which actually aired during the season finale of AMC’s Mad Men. The clip offers a full two minutes of footage and presents the film as a straight forward, engaging drama. Expect big performances from both Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg, as these roles look quite demanding.
David O. Russell’s The Fighter arrives in theaters December 10th. The film is based on actual events, while the script was penned by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson.
The official plot synopsis reads as follows:
Fear is a very natural emotion that 99.9% of this world’s occupants deal with day to day. Unlike happiness, sadness, or anger, fear clings to the soul, nestling in the mind’s memory chamber, wrapping itself around your every thought, squeezing, reminding us: the unpredictable exists. Reminding us, comfort is a state of mind, breakable in all of it’s glory, inferior to terror.
But what is so perplexing about fear, is mankind’s hunger for the sensation. We crave fear. We chew on fear, swallow, and regurgitate, all the while terrified of what newest incarnation might erupt from our inner core. And this is why we as humans, not just American’s, or the “mentally disturbed”, or the socially outcast, carry a deep love for horror films and literature.
We want to be scared. But make no mistake, we also want to know that when the lights go down, Boris Karloff won’t slink through our windows, wrapped in cloth, arms outstretched. We want to know that Bela Lugosi won’t be breathing down our necks, battling an insatiable thirst for blood. We want fear, but we want comfort as a close companion.
Relatives of Katharina Brow aren’t happy about being left in the dark by Conviction producers, who apparently made no efforts to contact them to discuss the making of the film.
The picture focuses on the efforts to free a man wrongfully convicted of killing Brow.
During a recent press conference with attorney Gloria Aldred, Katharina’s children Melrose and Charles discussed a number of concerns. The primary concern is what will be done with the proceeds from Conviction.
The family would like to see some of that money dedicated to solving the cold case, and finding Brow’s true killer.
Conviction stars Hillary Swank as a mother who puts herself through law school in order to help free her brother, who’s been wrongfully convicted of murder.
The film saw limited release today.
Watch the Press Conference below: