Happy birthday Bette Midler! The Divine Miss M has been lighting up the big screen and signing her way through films since her big movie breakthrough in The Rose back in 1979, which also snagged her her first Oscar nomination. Still going strong at the young age of 67, Midler will be popping onto Cineplex screens this holiday season in Parental Guidance alongside funnyman Billy Crystal.
Midler and Crystal play couple Diane and Artie who are tasked with looking after their three grandkids when daughter Alice (Marisa Tomei) and her husband Phil (Tom Everett Scott) are away on business. Cultures clash and hilarity ensues when the laid-back retro parenting style of Diane and Artie clashes with the uptight type-A personality parenting of Alice and Phil. Can’t wait to see Midler and Crystal play off each other in this family comedy.
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After announcing on Twitter a few weeks ago that he’d taken over X-Men: Days of Future Past helm duties from director Matthew Vaughn, Bryan Singer decided to tweet the latest piece of amazing news for the upcoming sequel; the return of X-Men alumni Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.
Stewart and McKellen starred in the original three X-Men films (the first two which Singer directed) as Professor X and Magneto. But this is where it gets interesting; Singer confirmed that they’ll be joining James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, who already play younger versions of those two roles respectfully in the current X-Men reboot film series, which began with 2011’s X-Men: First Class.
Hit the jump to find out more about X-Men: Days of Future Past, see a Denzel Washington parody, find out what Hugh Jackman is up to in Japan and more!
Harry Potter competed for the Goblet of Fire, a new Batman era began, and the Sith had their revenge. We’re talking 2005 in this week’s quiz featuring the movies, awards and film events of our not-too-distant past.2005 was a great year for film with movies like Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Batman Begins, and what we thought was the final Star Wars film, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. We visited Brokeback Mountain, The New World, Sin City and Munich, started The Chronicles of Narnia, marched with some penguins, met a 40-Year-Old Virgin, a bunch of Wedding Crashers, the Fantastic Four, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
How much can you recall about these films and more? Put your memory to the test in our quiz on the movies and events of 2005!
Okay, Abrams, we get it. You're a tease.
You won't come out and confirm just who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in your May 2013 sequel, but you'll stick him slap-bang in the middle of the first teaser poster just to further pique our interest. Well played, sir.
This first official glimpse at Star Trek Into Darkness comes to us via the film's new Twitter account. Hugely reminiscent of the first teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises, the image shows Cumberbatch's as-yet-unnamed villain surveying a devastated London, framed by wreckage in the shape of the Starfleet insignia. Given last week's reveal of the official synopsis, the symbolism is pretty clear.
Check out the poster after the cut!
The Twilight finale and Skyfall continued to dominate the box office on a typically slow post-U.S. Thanksgiving weekend that brought big business for holdover films but a poor start for Brad Pitt's new crime story.
Sunday studio estimates put The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 out front for the third-straight weekend with $17.4 million domestically.
That raised the domestic total to $254.6 million for the vampire tale released by Lionsgate banner Summit Entertainment. The movie added $48.4 million overseas for an international haul of $447.8 million and a worldwide sum of $702.4 million, approaching the franchise record of $710 million for last year's Breaking Dawn — Part 2.
Sony's James Bond adventure Skyfall was a fraction behind with $17 million domestically, raising revenue to $246 million after four weekends.
Skyfall also brought in $34 million overseas to put its international take at $623 million and the worldwide total at $869 million, the best cash haul ever for a Bond flick.
Next year's Oscars may turn out to be a presidential affair if the winners at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards are any indication of who to expect at the podium come February 2013.
Both Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, who play Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, respectively, in Steven Spielberg's microscopic biopic about the passing of the 13th amendment, both picked up acting accolades from the New York group that decides the best in film every year.
While Field held her own against Day-Lewis, who loses himself in a masterful portrayal of Lincoln, few expected her to win the best supporting actress prize here but it's even more of a shock that Rachel Weisz was awarded best actress kudos for her work in the little-seen period piece romance Deep Blue Sea.
With critics already singing the praises of director Tom Hooper's take on Les Misérables, eager fans can get their own taste of the upcoming Christmas Day release with five new clips from the film.
While the relatively recent full-length trailer gave us a glimpse of a few of the musical numbers making their way from the stage to the screen, these latest previews focus in on some key songs and moments that should have Les Mes aficionados begging for more. Watch scenes with Fantine (Anne Hathaway), Valjean (Hugh Jackman), Javert (Russell Crowe), Cosette and Marius (Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne) and finally, finally Eponine (Samantha Banks).
Our two cents: Hooper's decision to combine the epic story with the intimacy of the actor's on-set singing looks like it could lead to some very effective big screen magic. Decide for yourself after the cut!
Superman has been arrested! If the new teaser poster for June’s Man of Steel is any indication, the caped Clark Kent is in some serious trouble. Proving that handcuffs are just as effective as Kryptonite, Superman (Henry Cavill) appears to be under arrest courtesy of some slightly blurry S.W.A.T. team members.
The plot of Zack Snyder’s (Sucker Punch, Watchmen) has been a closely guarded secret in this reboot of the superhero series, though we do know it will hinge on the origin story of Superman. The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Russell Crowe as Superman’s pop Jor-El, and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Clark Kent’s adoptive Earth parents.
Check out a cuffed Superman in the Man of Steel teaser poster after the jump!
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