Synopsis: Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
Synopsis: An outrageous comedy in which four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination.
During the Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit, director Peter Jackson presented footage from both halves of the J.R.R. Tolkein adaptation, An Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again. He also brought along a behind the scenes video detailing the very last days of an extraordinarily long production. An amended version of that video is now online in the eighth official production blog, along with a compelling first-hand look at the madness that is San Diego Comic-Con.
Sometimes it's hard to let go, to say goodbye. Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is all wrapped up now, with The Dark Knight Rises closing out what was explicitly meant to be one story told over a trilogy of films. It's tremendously unlikely that we'll see a Catwoman movie springing out of the Nolan-verse, but the lack of a dismissal from the director or Anne Hathaway is feeding the denial of those folks who can't let go of this particular Gotham.
A bumper crop of new stills from Looper has been harvested in the online fields. That means you can feast your eyes on Joseph Gordon-Levitt in makeup that makes him look sort of like a young Bruce Willis, as well as Bruce Willis looking like Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt looking beautiful. That's not all, either, as we get good looks at some supporting players too.
I don't know about y'all, but we here at IAR could watch behind-the-scenes footage of stop-motion animation until the cows come home. There's an obvious novelty in watching animators take puppets an breathe life into them one frame at a time. Luckily, there's a new featurette on ParaNorman that goes into the creation of the characters and the world in this macabre zombie comedy.
Anybody who saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend on conventional screens had the distinct pleasure of seeing the first teaser trailer for next summer's Superman reboot Man of Steel. But unless you saw the movie twice and lucked out, odds are you're missing out, as Warner Bros. released two different teasers, both of which are now available online.
For months, the opening weekend grosses of The Dark Knight Rises have been the subject of ridiculously overheated speculation. "Will it be bigger than The Avengers," people asked, as if it were a relevant question or one somehow related to the quality of either movie. With the truly horrific events in Aurora, Colorado on Friday morning, however, the triviality, the outright unimportance of such topics, was thrown into stark relief.
Kenneth Branagh is both an actor and a director, so it's fitting that he'll both act and direct in the tentatively titled Jack Ryan. Paramount Pictures is looking to reinvigorate the much-loved character from Tom Clancy's novels and four different movies, with a younger Ryan once again getting involved in international espionage. Current James Tiberius Kirk Chris Pine is set to star as the sometimes-CIA analyst, and Branagh is in talks to go head-to-head with Pine as the film's arch villain.
There's a new trailer for the comedy The Campaign kicking around online today, one that offers up just a slice of the absurdity that is jammed into this electoral comedy. It's brief, but it's a showcase for ruggedly handsome leading men Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. Both are doing ramped-up variations on their familiar personas, with Ferrell going arrogant, dimwitted, and screamy, while Galifianakis goes dimwitted and oddly feminine as he drops non sequiturs all over the place.