Opening in theaters on March 8th is the highly anticipated new movie from visionary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man 2) entitled Oz the Great and Powerful, which is a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. The film features an excellent cast that includes Academy Award-nominees James Franco (127 Hours) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), as well as Mila Kunis (Ted), Zach Braff (Garden State), Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises), Abigail Spencer (The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia), Bill Cobbs (The Bodyguard), Ted Raimi (The Evil Dead II), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness), and Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Zach Braff to talk about his work on Oz the Great and Powerful. The popular actor discussed the new movie, why he wanted to work with director Sam Raimi, his first reactions to reading the script, improvising, collaborating with James Franco, how they visually created his character - Finley the Flying Monkey, operating a puppet on set, and if he would want to return for a sequel to the prequel, as well as his canine companion who gives a special shout-out to iamROGUE.
Opening in theaters on February 1st is the new horror thriller The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, which is a companion piece to '2009s The Haunting in Connecticut and is based on true events. The film was directed by longtime editor Tom Elkins (The Apparition), and features an excellent cast that includes Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax), Katee Sackhoff (TV's Battlestar Galactica), Abigail Spencer (Cowboys & Aliens), Cicely Tyson (The Help), and young actress Emily Alyn Lind (Movie 43).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with both Katee Sackhoff and Emily Alyn Lind to talk about their work on The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. The two actresses discussed the new film, their research into the real life events it is based on, working with director Tom Elkins, if Lind was ever scared on set, the "real spirits" that haunted the set, how the cast kept the atmosphere light on set, their favorite ghost movies, and why Sackhoff wanted to make a horror film for the first time.
Synopsis: When Andy Wyrick moves his wife Lisa and daughter Heidi to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce, the family soon comes face-to-face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a deranged desire… a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.
Finally, a bit of poster art at which Captain America would exclaim, "I understood that reference!" Disney has released the second of three poster nuglets for Oz: The Great and Powerful, and the presence of, amongst other things, flying monkeys clues us in to the fact that is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz.
Synopsis: When 15 year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.
As part of the studio's jam-packed presentation in Hall H at Comic-Con this afternoon, Disney took the opportunity to debut the very first teaser trailer for Oz The Great and Powerful. But just because you're not one of the 6,000 people currently jammed into the San Diego Convention Center's biggest presentation space doesn't mean you can't partake in the teaser for this colorful prequel to The Wizard of Oz.
The very first teaser poster for Oz the Great and Powerful makes it abundantly clear that the new movie from director Sam Raimi is, in fact, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz. it does so by including familiar elements from that cinema classic, such as the Yellow Brick Road, the Emerald City, and a huge tornado. Bonus: A colorful hot-air balloon with a teeny-tiny James Franco riding shotgun.
When you think romance, you think of two best friends and CIA agents who discover they're both dating the same woman and subsequently engage in an escalating series of attempts to thwart each other and win her affections, right? Right. In that spirit, 20th Century Fox has announced that This Means War – starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy as the CIA agents sublimating their homoerotic feelings into a competition to win Reese Witherspoon – will now hit theaters on February 14th of this year.
20th Century Fox has dropped an international trailer for This Means War, an action comedy in which two sexy, globe-trotting CIA agents who regularly engage in gunfights, huge stunts, and the like, discover that they're both dating the same woman. Rather than talk it out or set their desire for her aside for the sake of their long friendship, these two decide to turn said woman into the principal metric for a massive pissing contest, each trying to win her heart whilst sabotaging his rival. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play the spies who are obviously in love with each other, while Reese Witherspoon plays the object of their sublimated homoerotic affections. This international trailer gives a taste for the film's juggling act between broad action and broad comedy, as it includes a few explosions and Hardy getting shot in the nuts with a paintball gun.
Remember the trailer for This Means War, the action-comedy in which Chris Pine and Tom Hardy play CIA agents and best bros who discover that they're dating the same woman, played by Reese Witherspoon? You know, the one where, rather than dealing with the situation like reasonable people with human emotions, they engage in an escalating battle to win her heart, misappropriating what must be thousands and thousands of dollars in elaborate attempts to sabotage each other? That's the one. Today, we have no less than three new images from the film, all over which feature Hardy and Pine dressed like debonair secret agents, and two with Witherspoon in the mix, acting as a living embodiment of their repressed homoerotic relationship (that last part is pure conjecture).