Movie News IAMROGUE.com gives you EXCLUSIVE access to MOVIES, FILM & TELEVISION with an Attitude! View Upcoming Movie Trailers & Clips, Insider TV & Movie News, the BEST Movie Reviews, Interviews and Contests…Join our Film Community! http://www.iamrogue.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:58:41 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Jessica Chastain Playing Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde' http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11134-jessica-chastain-playing-marilyn-monroe-in-andrew-dominiks-blonde.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11134-jessica-chastain-playing-marilyn-monroe-in-andrew-dominiks-blonde.html Jessica Chastain Playing Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik's 'Blonde'

Jessica Chastain is signing up to play Marilyn Monroe –one of the most iconic figures in cinema history – for writer-director Andrew Dominik in his "nightmare fairy-tale" Blonde.

About four years ago, Chastain was probably best known for a guest role in an early Veronica Mars episode.  Then, in 2011, she was suddenly everywhere, earning accolades for performances in The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Debt, and The Help, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination.  She also got an Oscar nomination the next year, for Zero Dark Thirty.

She plays a supporting role in Christopher Nolan's science fiction epic Interstellar, as well as the title character in Eleanor Rigby.  She stars in J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year and just finished shooting Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro's old school horror tale.

And now, according to The Wrap, she has nearly made a deal with Worldview Entertainment to star as Monroe in Blonde.

Brad Pitt, who co-starred with Chastain in Tree of Life, was reportedly instrumental in courting her to accept the challenging role.  Pitt has collaborated with Dominik twice before, on the beautifully elegiac The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the blunt-force Killing Them Softly

Pitt and Dede Garner are producing through their Plan B production company.

Blonde is a longtime passion project for Dominik, who made his directorial debut with Chopper in 2001.  Previously, he had Naomi Watts set to star, but when she exited the project, he publicly revealed that Chastain was his new choice to star in Blonde.

It's far from a conventional biopic, adapting the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.  The book utilized extensive research but nonetheless fictionalized with an intimate, heavily internal portrait of Norma Jean Baker.  Oates's humdinger of a novel was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

"It's a really sprawling, emotional nightmare fairy-tale type movie, and I really want to do it real bad," Dominik told The Playlist at Cannes way back in 2012. "It's a story about an abandoned orphan who gets lost in the woods."

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Movie News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:31:38 +0000
Writer Roberto Orci Really, Really Wants to Direct 'Star Trek 3' http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11130-writer-roberto-orci-really-really-wants-to-direct-star-trek-3.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11130-writer-roberto-orci-really-really-wants-to-direct-star-trek-3.html Writer Roberto Orci Really, Really Wants to Direct 'Star Trek 3'

As longtime screenwriter partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci go their separate ways, the latter is eager to make his directorial debut on Star Trek 3.

The duo have been working together since even before their Bad Robot days on Alias.  Together, they've written lumbering blockbusters like the first two Transformers movies, Mission: Impossible III, The Island, Cowboys & Aliens, and Star Trek, as well as the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Though they'll still collaborate as producers on various projects and on their television shows Sleepy Hollow and Hawaii Five-O, Variety reports that the Kurtzman-Orci feature writing partnership is being sacrificed on the altar of their directorial careers.

Kurtzman made his debut as director with 2012's People Like Us, a drama co-written by Orci, and he's set to direct Sony's Amazing Spider-Man spinoff Venom from a script by himself, Orci, and Ed Solomon.

Orci, meanwhile is keen to go big with Star Trek 3 as his first directorial endeavor.  Since J.J. Abrams jumped ship to make next year's Star Wars: Episode VII, the third entry in this rejiggered Star Trek universe has been without a director.  Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish flirted with the sequel, but his talks ultimately came to naught. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director and G.I. Joe: Retaliation overlord John Chu were also rumored at different points, but neither will end up directing the continuing adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek, and the assumption is that Paramount hopes to have Star Trek 3 in theaters for the big half-century birthday festivities.

After writing last year's Star Trek Into Darkness, avid conspiracy theory fan Orci is hammering out the Star Trek 3 screenplay alongside J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

And he's reportedly a candidate to direct, with Bad Robot and Skydance Productions both said to be enthusiastic about an Orci-directed sequel.  Paramount Pictures, however, is less keen on handing over a hugely expensive event movie to a greenhorn of a helmer.

Abrams, of course, rejuvenated the theatrical Trek franchise in 2009, assembling a likable cast to play younger versions of the original Enterprise crew.  Last summer's sequel proved far more divisive, but by then a whole lot of attention had shifted to Abrams's next movie, the ultra-secretive Star Wars sequel.

So we'll be seeing Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Simon Pegg, and Anton Yelchin on the final frontier one more time, probably in 2016.  Whether or not Roberto Orci will direct remains an open question.  Fans of Roddenberry's hopeful, intelligent vision of the future will have to anxiously await to hear if Orci is being handed the keys to the Enterprise.


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Movie News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:46:19 +0000
Marc Webb Says J. Jonah Jameson Will Appear in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11127-marc-webb-implies-j-jonah-jameson-will-appear-in-the-amazing-spider-man-3.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11127-marc-webb-implies-j-jonah-jameson-will-appear-in-the-amazing-spider-man-3.html Marc Webb Says J. Jonah Jameson Will Appear in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3'

Next month's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hurls a whole lot of bad guys and recognizable events at the wall crawler. 

By the end of the sequel, though, there's still a major fixture in Spidey's world who has yet to be rebooted in the rejiggered trilogy.

Cigar-chomping, bloviating Daily Bugle editor-in-chief J. Jonah Jameson won't show up until 2016's The Amazing Spider-Man 3, it seems.

In the pages of Marvel Comics, Jameson has been smearing Spider-Man in the press for more than half a century and even recently spent some time as mayor of New York.  The character didn't make the cut in Marc Webb's 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, along with a bunch of elements closely associated with Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

The second installment in Webb's series, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, appears to have lost some of its predecessor's self-consciousness, adopting a poppier visual style more like Raimi's.  The sequel, hitting Stateside theaters May 2nd, also finds the rebooted Peter Parker selling Spidey photos to the Bugle, but doesn't have him meeting J. Jonah Jameson just yet.

"I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film," Webb said during yesterday's Google+ Shoppable Hangout™.

"It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could outdo J.K. Simmons in that role, he is so iconic," continued the director. "That's something we've really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is I don't know, but I think you can expect to see him in the future."

"The future" only really leaves one option, since Webb will finish up his superhero directing run with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, already scheduled for June 10, 2016.

Still, there will be more opportunities to see Webb's take on JJJ after that, as he'll remain involved as a producer and a member of Sony's braintrust on this franchise.  After the third movie, Sony is planning spinoffs focused on villains Venom and Sinister Six, both of which could conceivably find a place for the publisher of the Bugle.

So then, who could possibly play a J. Jonah Jameson that stacks up against Simmons's take on the character?

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Movie News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:11:24 +0000
'The Equalizer' Images: Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz Equalizing http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11126-new-images-of-denzel-washington-equalizing-in-the-equalizer.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11126-new-images-of-denzel-washington-equalizing-in-the-equalizer.html 'The Equalizer' Images: Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz Equalizing

If you've got a problem, if the odds are against you, then two official stills from The Equalizer are here to help.

This second look at the big screen version of the eighties television show features Denzel Washington as the title character, an unstoppable action hero with a taste for justice.

Washington, fresh off his Oscar-nominated turn in Flight and the enjoyably goofy 2 Guns, reunites here with Antoine Fuqua, the director who oversaw the actor's mega-acting, Academy Award winning performance in Training Day thirteen years ago. 


The Equalizer couldn't be more different from the crooked cop Alonzo Harris in Training Day, however. 

This guy exists to protect the powerless and knock the powerful on their asses.  He's Robert McCall, a character originally played by the late Edward Woodward on the CBS TV show that ran from 1985 to 1989.  McCall is a retired covert operative with a heart of gold who attempts to atone for a lifetime of brutal, amoral work by offering his free services as a protector, private detective, and all-purpose hatchetman to anyone in need. He advertises his services with a simple classified ad declaring, "Got a problem?  Odds against you?  Call The Equalizer."

"The title doesn't mean anything to me. It's the material," Washington tells USA Today, which just debuted the images. "It's a classic story, the innocent girl and the guy coming in to save the day and kick some butt. You'll get some popcorn and escape for a couple of hours."


Yes, that's Chloe Grace Moretz alongside Washington in the still above.  She plays Terri, a young girl McCall reluctantly comes out of retirement to protect, dragging him into an all-out conflict with Russian gangsters and reawakening his dedication to protecting this innocent.

"There's a switch that (Washington) turns on and that's just scary," Fuqua says of his leading man. "There's a sustained intensity even in casual mode, like a panther. If it's turned against you, you're going to be in a bad place."

"His hand-to-hand work is pretty nasty when the monster comes out," the director continues. "We used what was around him. You'd be surprised what he can do with a corkscrew. You'll never open a bottle of wine the same way again."

Fuqua's last movie, Olympus Has Fallen, ought to provide a decent enough sense of the action to be found in The Equalizer.  Speaking of which, Fuqua will soon go to work on a sequel to that one, London Has Fallen.

Sony's quest to bring The Equalizer from television to the multiplex saw Russell Crowe also briefly considered for the title role.  Any leading man shuffles, though, pale in comparison to the directorial game of chairs that ended with Antoine Fuqua overseeing the film.  Drive and Only God Forgives helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was on board for a time, after which Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt thew his hat in the ring.

Now, though, the studio is very pleased with The Equalizer, and hopes are high that the September 26th release will lead to a signature action franchise for Washington.

Check out the stylish teaser poster:


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Movie News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:25:08 +0000
Danny Boyle Might Direct Steve Jobs Biopic, Looking at Leonardo DiCaprio to Star http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11123-danny-boyle-taking-over-steve-jobs-biopic-looking-at-leonardo-dicaprio-to-star.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11123-danny-boyle-taking-over-steve-jobs-biopic-looking-at-leonardo-dicaprio-to-star.html Danny Boyle Might Direct Steve Jobs Biopic, Looking at Leonardo DiCaprio to Star

Having lost an Oscar-nominated director to tackle Aaron Sorkin's unconventional biography of Steve Jobs, Sony Pictures is quickly moving on to an Oscar winner, who apparently has an frequent Oscar-nominated actor in mind to star.

Danny Boyle is in talks to direct Sorkin's as-yet untitled Jobs movie, and has reportedly approached Leonardo DiCaprio to star already.

The project's previous would-be director, David Fincher, had his heart set on Christian Bale to play the Apple co-founder and venerated tech figure.  Sony was gearing up to make its Jobs drama a Social Network reunion, but just one week ago, word emerged that negotiations between Fincher and the studio had been abandoned.

With Fincher out, it appears Boyle may be in.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boyle is now in talks with Sony and hopes to reunite with DiCaprio, who starred in his botched The Beach adaptation fourteen years ago.

There's no word yet on whether or not DiCaprio would actually agree to star in the film, but Jobs does seem like the kind of role he'd be interested in playing.  The actor just lined up his next movie, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant.  Production on that one is scheduled to begin in September, which would be a hitch in Boyle's plan.

Since two consecutive awards season favorites with 2008's Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, Boyle kept busy with the 2012 London Olympics and last year's trippy British thriller Trance starring James McAvoy.  Boyle is a very, very different filmmaker than Fincher.  His caffeinated, whipped up style can be found in the aforementioned movies or his classic Trainspotting adaptation.  For (relatively) subdued Boyle, there are the likes of Sunshine and Millions.

Boyle has directed plenty of theater, but he has never worked with Sorkin before.  Though technically based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling Steve Jobs biography, Sorkin's script has an unusual structure for a film like this. "I hope I don't get killed by the studio for giving too much away,” Sorkin told The Daily Beast back in 2012, “but this entire movie is going to be three scenes, and three scenes only, that all take place in real time.”

"There will be no time cuts. Each of these three scenes is going to take place before a product launch—backstage before a product launch. The first one being the Mac, the second one being NeXT (after he had left Apple), and the third one being the iPod."

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Movie News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:56:31 +0000
Simon Kinberg Says the 'Fantastic Four' Reboot is a "Coming of Age Story" http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11122-simon-kinberg-says-the-fantastic-four-reboot-is-a-coming-of-age-story.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11122-simon-kinberg-says-the-fantastic-four-reboot-is-a-coming-of-age-story.html Simon Kinberg Says the 'Fantastic Four' Reboot is a

The Fanatastic Four reboot ought to kick off production any minute now, but we still know precious little about Fox's second crack at the Marvel property.

Writer and producer Simon Kinberg has provided a few precious news-nuggets, discussing the age of the heroes, how they get superpowers in this version, and just what sort of tone to expect from The Fantastic Four.

Principal photography on the reboot is set to commence in Baton Rouge shortly to meet a June 19, 2015 release date.  Director Josh Trank has assembled his primary cast, with Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing, all squaring off against Toby Kebbell as Dr. Doom.

Kinberg, practicing his hype-fu while hyping X-Men: Days of Future Past at WonderCon this weekend, told Den of Geek that though the cast may read young, the characters aren't too young. "They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story,” said the xXx: State of the Union scribe.

"We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did," he said, referring to Tim Story's 2005 and 2007 FF movies. "It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is."

In the Ultimate comics Kinberg referred to, the considerably younger quartet end up with their powers as the result of an experiment in teleportation gone awry.  In Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original backstory, the Fantastic Four came about when four astronauts partaking in the space race are bombarded by cosmic radiation. 

"There is archetypal imagery of how they get their powers, for sure," Kinberg said of this new Fantastic Four.  "And it does involve some sort of scientific travel."

The source material involves all manner of cosmic strangeness and wild tales, but it sounds like we probably won't see the rebooted heroes going up against Mole Man. "It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies," Kinberg explained to Crave Online

He went on to use Sam Raimi's Spidey movie and Trank's directorial feature as touchstones, continuing, "If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man."

The new version, he said, is "still in the direction of Spider-Man. It’s not like The Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it. We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds."

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Movie News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:33:40 +0000
Must Watch: The First Five Minutes of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11121-must-watch-the-first-five-minutes-of-how-to-train-your-dragon-2.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11121-must-watch-the-first-five-minutes-of-how-to-train-your-dragon-2.html Must Watch: The First Five Minutes of 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

How to Train Your Dragon 2 picks up five years after the first movie, so there's a lot of catching up to do.

Luckily, the first five minutes of this June's anticipated sequel hit the ground running, bringing us up to speed on all the returning characters while also fitting in two breakneck dragonriding sequences.

Returning director Dean DeBlois and Jay Baruchel, who once again voices Hiccup, were hyping this sequel as part of the 20th Century Fox presentation at WonderCon over the weekend.  As part of the How to Train Your Dragon 2 panel, the helmer and star introduced the first five minutes of the movie to the packed crowd in the arena, but it turns out that fans didn't need to travel to Anaheim at all, because less than two days later, DreamWorks Animation has dropped those same five minutes online via Yahoo! Movies

So if you can't wait until June 13th, the first stretch of the sequel is now online to view free of charge.

Like How to Train Your Dragon, this one opens Hiccup narrating a mini-ethnography on his native Viking island of Berk.  In establishing that humans and dragons are now good buddies, this excerpt trots out a whole lot of returning characters from the first movie, like Stoik (Gerard Butler), Astrid (America Ferrera), Gobber (Craig Ferguson), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), Tuffnut (T.J. Miller), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), and Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

And, of course, it also reintroduces Hiccup and Toothless, both whom are experiencing a bit of the old wanderlust.

As Hiccup and Toothless continue to explore previously unreachable lands, they come into contact with new species of dragons and some mysterious humans.  When they stumble upon a massive ice cave packed with dragons, they meet Valka, a dragon rider of even greater knowledge and skill than our man Hiccup.  Turns out Valka has a connection to Berk, a connection revealed in the last How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer.

Anyway, Hiccup discovers that the relationship between humans and dragons is more complicated than he ever knew.  Valka is hiding the creatures in the ice cave to save them from Drago Bludvist, a warlord who is capturing an army of dragons, an unstoppable force that could overwhelm Berk, enslaving its people and winged critters.

Cate Blanchett voices Valka, with Djimon Hounsou also joining the franchise as Drago.  The villain's best trapper and right hand man, Eret, is voiced by Kit Harington, currently watching the wall on HBO's Game of Thrones.

This five-minute snippet focuses on familiar elements from the first film, but all are amped up and expanded upon.  Even the score by John Powell feels bigger and faster.  It also more directly incorporates music by Jonsí, the Sigur Ros musician who contributed material to the How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack.


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Movie News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:31:40 +0000
Zac Efron Unleashes Comedic Hell in Five 'Neighbors' Clips http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11120-zac-efron-unleashes-comedy-hell-in-five-neighbors-clips.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11120-zac-efron-unleashes-comedy-hell-in-five-neighbors-clips.html Zac Efron Unleashes Comedic Hell in Five 'Neighbors' Clips

Five new clips from next month's Neighbors promise that the comedy doesn't rest on its big, vulgar setpieces.

Instead, these bite-sized samples suggest that Neighbors is also sprinkled liberally with smaller funny moments between two beleaguered parents and the nightmarish fraternity next door.

Recently, some red band trailers showcased those big attention-grabbing moments, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron battling with sex toys in a knock down, drag out fight, for example.  These clips, courtesy of JoBlo, don't entirely eschew comedic pyrotechnics, particularly with the now-familiar prank in which an air bag is deployed against Rogen, but the humor actually comes from zippy riffing and odd little moments.

Rogen and Efron are surrounded by reliably funny performers making hay.  Rose Byrne once again demonstrates her perfect timing and gets to use her real accent, while Dave Franco mugs his way through a cartoonish De Niro impression.  Lisa Kudrow and Jason Mantzoukas show up to drop some supporting funny, with Christopher Mintz-Plasse providing background business in several scenes.

Mac and Kelly Radnor, played by Rogen and Byrne, are new parents whose hard-partying days are behind them.  Their new neighbors, the boys of Delta Psi, meanwhile, are determined to ensure their place in the history of partying.  Before long, the tension between these two groups escalates into an increasingly ugly and destructive battle of wills.


Formerly titled Townies, Neighbors is the latest from Nicholas Stoller, a director who previously helmed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, and The Five-Year Engagement.  Having written or co-written each of those, Stoller is changing pace a bit by directing from a script by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien.  Stoller has always shown more interest in character than many of his contemporaries, but Neighbors feels like his most straightforward movie in that sense.

Neighbors opens nationwide on May 9th.


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Movie News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:44:06 +0000
Quentin Tarantino Rewriting 'Hateful Eight,' Might Still Make the Western http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11119-quentin-tarantino-rewriting-hateful-eight-might-still-make-the-western.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11119-quentin-tarantino-rewriting-hateful-eight-might-still-make-the-western.html Quentin Tarantino Rewriting 'Hateful Eight,' Might Still Make the Western

The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino's 70mm ensemble western, isn't as dead as it seemed just a few months ago.

Like an irate dad behind the wheel on a family road trip, the writer-director promised to turn the damn car around and cancel the whole trip when the first draft of his Hateful Eight script leaked online.

Tarantino planned to follow Django Unchained with another western and was talking about it publicly as early as last November.  But when the script leaked in January of this year, the Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director got madder than he's been since Alan Ball's exotic birds ruined the tranquility of his home.  At the time, Tarantino basically called off The Hateful Eight, saying he would focus on another script, maybe publishing a later version of the script and possibly filming at some point down the line.

Tarantino hosted a live-reading of The Hateful Eight screenplay for LACMA and Film Independent at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday.  Both Variety and Motion/Captured were in attendance, and both say it sounded like Tarantino has not actually given up on this project.

The director, clad in a black cowboy hat and western wear, told the crowd that he's currently writing the second draft of The Hateful Eight with a third on the way, strongly implying that the film will actually get made.

Saturday's live read presented the first draft of the script, which apparently takes place in Wyoming six to eight years after the Civil War.  According to The Playlist, the most obvious influence is the hanging-out western Rio Bravo, and the story, "denies a single protagonist in favor of eight unlikeable brutes, and winds a profane, bloody, and darkly humorous plot to an anticlimactic and upsetting finish."

That upsetting finish won't remain so abrupt, as Tarantino clarified that he's rejiggering the final stretch of the movie, the chapter entitled "Black Night, White Hell," saying, “What makes this night unique, is Chapter Five will not be Chapter Five later. So the only time it will be seen is here, tonight.”

For the live read, Tarantino assembled an all-star group of actors with whom he's worked before.  Samuel L. Jackson played bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren, with Kurt Russell as John "The Hangman" Ruth, Amber Tamblyn as Daisy Domergue, bound for the gallows.  Walton Goggins played Mannix, a former Confederate soldier, James Parks played stagecoach driver OB, Michael Madsen as cowboy John Gage, Tim Roth as British Oswaldo Mobray, and Denis Menochet as Frenchman Bob.  Bruce Dern, meanwhile, played Confederate General Smithers, with Zoe Bell as Six-Horse Judy, and James Remar and Dana Gourrier as Jody and Minnie.

Suddenly it sounds like Tarantino may not be so hopping mad about The Hateful Eight, and might just be planning on shooting the film sometime soon.  Stay tuned to see what happens with his latest strange brew of humor, tension, and ultra-violence.

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Movie News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:40:17 +0000
Live Stream an 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Q&A with the Director and Stars http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11103-the-amazing-spider-man-2-google%20-shoppable-hangout-qa-with-the-stars.html http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/11103-the-amazing-spider-man-2-google%20-shoppable-hangout-qa-with-the-stars.html Live Stream an 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Q&A with the Director and Stars

We live in a fabulous modern age.

It's an age of technological miracles in which you can participate in a live Q&A session with the director and stars of a major event movie whilst also picking up The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tickets and buying the sequel's soundtrack.

On Monday, April 21st, at 2:00pm PST/5:00pm EDT, Sony Pictures is hosting the first-ever "Google+ shoppable Hangout" related to an upcoming film.  Director Marc Webb will be joined by stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane DeHaan, all participating in a thirty-minute live promotional Q&A with fans and moviegoers.

You can submit your questions via social media before the hangout by using the #SpiderManHangout hashtag.  And since this Hangout is "shoppable," you can catch up with the franchise by renting or purchasing the 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man on Google Play straight from the video chat.

The second installment in a trilogy directed by Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 picks up with Peter Parker about to graduate from high school and loving his secret life as Spider-Man, New York's favorite webslinging superhero.  Despite the promise he may to her dearly departed father, Peter can't quit Gwen Stacy, who is planning to move abroad for college.  His personal life is complicated by the arrival of his childhood best friend, heir to the Oscorp empire Harry Osborn.  And his mettle is tested by Electro, a meek engineer turned into an electrical demigod by a laboratory accident.

To partake in the promotional kaleidoscope of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, join the Google+ Hangout and check back to this page to watch the live stream on Monday:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in many international markets this week, but doesn't arrive in U.S. theaters until May 2nd.

Sony Pictures has already scheduled The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for June 10, 2016.  Additionally, the studio is developing Venom and Sinister Six spinoffs for unspecified dates down the line, with Alex Kurtzman and Drew Goddard attached to direct.

Despite the plan to build a Marvel Studios-style constellation of franchises, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't include a Marvel Studios-style credits teaser for the continuing adventures of Spider-Man.  Instead, we found out yesterday that the sequel features a credits teaser for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which 20th Century Fox is releasing on May 23rd.  Variety has explained that this strange instance of extra-studio promotion is the result of Webb's contractual obligation to Fox Searchlight after his feature debut, (500) Days of Summer.  It's interesting stuff.

Perhaps Webb himself will comment during the Google+ Hangout.

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Movie News Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:10:07 +0000