The teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is piled high with the kind of webslinging action that ought to get audiences salivating for Peter Parker's next spandex-clad adventure.
Our most substantial look at next summer's sequel reveals a whole lot about the story and, crucially, the villains Spider-Man's facing this time. More importantly, it plays like director Marc Webb is leaving it all out on the field with this one.
The second domestic trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire makes it abundantly clear that this is a sequel to 300, but it also expands the scope and shows off some flashy action on land and sea.
Synopsis: Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.
Opening in theaters on November 22nd is the highly anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film is a follow up to the extremely successful movie, which is based on the popular series of books by Suzanne Collins. In fact, the novel and film series have been so successful that production has already begun on the final two movies in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was directed by Francis Lawrence (Constantine), who takes over the series from the previous movie’s writer/director Gary Ross, and will also be directing the final two films of the franchise. In the new sequel, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. They are soon forced to once again participate in an all-star edition of the games, that includes previous winners from every district. In addition to Lawrence and Hutcherson, the returning cast includes Liam Hemsworth (Paranoia), Woody Harrelson (Free Birds), Elizabeth Banks (People Like Us), Lenny Kravitz (Lee Daniel’s The Butler), Stanley Tucci (Captain America: The First Avenger), and Donald Sutherland (JFK), as well as new cast members Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March), Jeffrey Wright (A Single Shot), Sam Claffin (Snow White & the Huntsman), and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch).
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the film and series’ producer Nina Jacobson to talk about her work on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as the overall franchise. The successful producer discussed the new movie, the success of the previous film, new director Francis Lawrence, having him direct the rest of the franchise, casting recent Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence in the series, the new and returning cast, what from the book had to be left out of the film, and navigating the franchise’s important love triangle.
Twenty-five years and many a failed attempt since Betelgeuse first declared himself the ghost with the most, a Beetlejuice sequel actually looks likely.
Fears of a decades-later sequel fiasco can rest a little bit easier today, as it looks like Winona Ryder will reprise her role as Lydia Deetz, joining co-star Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton on Beetlejuice.
It took fourteen years for The Best Man to get a sequel.
Expect a third installment to follow The Best Man Holiday a whole lot quicker.
This Friday, November 15th, The Best Man Holiday lets audiences catch up with some old friends played by Morris Chestnut and Monica Calhoun.
It's been fourteen years since The Best Man introduced moviegoers to a group of college companions setting out on their own in the world, optimistically juggling their romantic and professional lives with only each other to depend upon. Through the drama and hilarity surrounding the wedding of Mia (Calhoun) and Lance (Chestnut), the film gave a snapshot of their lives and sense of their future.
Now, that future is coming to the screen. In The Best Man Holiday, it's once again Mia and Lance Sullivan who bring the characters we know and love together again. This time, the legendary professional football player and his wife of fifteen years invite the old gang to their palatial New York home for the Christmas holiday. In no time at all, everyone is back in their familiar rhythms, from struggling author Harper (Taye Diggs, Equilibrium) and his wife Robyn (Sanaa Lathan, Contagion) to Jordan (Nia Long, House of Lies), married couple and charter school administrators Candace (Regina Hall, Think Like a Man) and Julian (Harold Perrineau, Zero Dark Thirty), reality TV star Shelby (Melissa De Sousa, Ashes), and unapologetic ladies' man Quentin (Terrence Howard, Prisoners).
IAR participated in a discussion with Monica Calhoun and Morris Chestnut at the Los Angeles Best Man Holiday press day, where the two actors enthusiastically discussed the process of reuniting the Best Man ensemble, returning to these familiar characters, dancing onscreen, relating to one another, proud moments in their careers, and their hopes for The Best Man Holiday.
One of IAR's most anticipated films of next year now has a teaser trailer.
Our first real look at The Raid 2: Berandal promises that the sequel is doubling down on The Raid in virtually every way, upping the ante on the most high-impact action movie to grace American screens in years.
Scheduled to open in theaters on April 4th, 2014 is the highly awaited sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger entitled Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree), and stars Chris Evans (The Iceman) as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon) as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained) as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders (Safe Haven) as Maria Hill, Anthony Mackie (Pain & Gain) as Sam Wilson/The Falcon, Emily VanCamp (Norman) as Agent 13, Sebastian Stan (The Apparition) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Frank Griillo (The Grey) as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones, Hayley Atwell (The Sweeney) as Peggy Carter, Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) as Howard Stark, Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) as Arnim Zola, and Robert Redford (All Is Lost) as Alexander Pierce.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Cobie Smulders to talk about her work on the new comedy Delivery Man, which opens in theaters on November 22nd. While we will run that portion of the interview closer to the film's release date, we wanted to share with you now what she had to say about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The popular actress talked about her upcoming Marvel sequel, not appearing in much of the recent trailer, the size of her role in the film, not having any scenes with Robert Redford, not even having a chance to meet the legendary actor, how much fun she had shooting the pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and possibly returning to the series before the end of the season.
Opening in theaters on October 18th is the supernatural horror film Carrie, which is a re-imaging of the classic Brian De Palma movie based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The new film was directed by Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry), and stars an excellent cast that includes Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass 2), Judy Greer (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt), Ansel Elgort (Divergent), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Barry Shabaka Henley (Collateral), and Academy Award-nominee Julianne Moore (What Maisie Knew).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Julianne Moore to talk about her work on Carrie, as well as her upcoming films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2. The Oscar-nominated actress discussed her new film, approaching such an over-the-top role, reading the Stephen King novel for inspiration, Margaret and Carrie White's complicated relationship, working with Chloe Grace Moretz, feeling protective of her, collaborating with director Kimberly Peirce, and joining The Hunger Games cast for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 & 2.