Get transported to the Emerald City and beyond as James Franco, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis introduce us to the wonderful world of Oz in this on-set interview featurette.
When a circus magician (James Franco) gets swept away to the Land of Oz, he thinks he’s got it made thanks to a case of mistaken identity. The inhabitants of Oz think he’s the great and powerful wizard they’ve been expecting, here to rid them of their troubles. Throw in a handful of witches played by Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz, a Flying Monkey voiced by Zach Braff and you’ve got yourself one fresh take on the classic L. Frank Baum tale.
Find out what it was like filming this fantasy epic, working with director Sam Raimi and following the Yellow Brick Road in this exclusive video on the next page!
The Oscar-nominated actor may have starred in one of last year's highest-grossing movies but his 2013 kicked off with a movie, that while number one at the box office last week, only managed a meek 18 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and isn't likely to boost his standing in the biz. Now with news that he's landed the starring role in Kill the Messenger, Jeremy Renner's year just got a little sunnier.
The long-gestating true story follows reporter Gary Webb, who uncovered the CIA's connection to the crack cocaine trade and mired in controversy, lost his job and eventually committed suicide. A lot to chew on in that story to be sure.
In the duh-doy category, Seth MacFarlane's foul-mouth CGI-ed teddy bear Ted is naturally going to be making an appearance at the Oscars, which MacFarlane is of course hosting, and will be accompanied by his real-life co-star Mark Wahlberg.
Both appeared in MacFarlane's feature film directorial debut, that also starred Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi and MacFarlane as the voice of Ted, and the movie went on to become "the highest-grossing R-rated original comedy of all time," as per an email sent out by the Academy.
To get a taste of the comedic bent we can expect from Wahlberg and his plush bestie, here's a statement from Ted about the Oscar announcement: "I'm excited to present an Oscar with Mark Wahlberg. I'm spending the next month learning to pronounce 'Quvenzhané.'"
A zombie walks into the ocean and meets a great white shark… No, this isn’t a bad joke. It is the highlight of Lucio Fulci’s 1979 Italian zombie “masterpiece” Zombi 2 (aka Zombie). What happened to Zombi 1, you ask? Taking a bite out of the zombie trend, the filmmaker tried to capitalize on unofficial zombie king George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, cleverly titled Zombi in Italy. Zombi 2 may be dated and cheesy by today’s standards, but there has been no shortage of the zombie genre in recent years whether our flesh-eating friends are out to make us laugh or run for our lives.
The quasi-comedic and romantic zombie film (Zom-rom-com? Zromedy?) Warm Bodies is now playing in Cineplex theatres. The movie asks the question we’ve been dying to know the answer to: Can a zombie fall in love? They may only love us for our braaaaaaiiins, but we certainly love our zombies as pets in Fido, as fun-loving reanimated corpses enjoying the amusement park in Zombieland, or shopping in the mall in Dawn of the Dead.
They’ve been rising from the dead and invading cinema screens for years. Which zombie movie is your favourite? Hit the jump to vote in our poll plus see what happens when a zombie and a shark do battle!
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If there was anything to give Bryan Singer kudos for right now, it’d be for the amount of X Men: Days of Future Past hype he's been able to build on his own. Constantly revealing behind-the-scenes updates on Twitter, the director recently dropped a fly-on-the-wall picture of script production (30, 000 feet up in the air).
Who else did Singer name drop? Find out what X-Men cast members are returning plus the stars tweet from the SAG Awards and Ashton Kutcher reveals his uncanny resemblance to Steve Jobs in our Social Snapshot of the Week!
Footballs were thrown, Beyonce set the world on fire with her bootylicious dance moves, hair tossing and general fierceness and one team emerged triumphant and a whole lot of people were happy while others were not. (Clearly I only watched the halftime show).
But when studios use the massive television audience the Super Bowl pulls in to premiere new footage from their upcoming tent pole movies, we're all winners and we were treated to teasers from Oz: The Great and Powerful, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, World War Z and Iron Man 3. Not bad at all!
While Sam Raimi's fantastical prequel promised spectacular visuals that will amaze, Star Trek's villain Benedict Cumberbatch continues to terrify with perfectly enunciated global threats and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) finds himself suiting up to catch airplane passengers literally falling from the sky. Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger teases the comedic side of Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp's justice-seeking twosome and delivers something close to an actual trailer while Brad Pitt's long-delayed zombie epidemic provides enough tension and human catastrophe that the icky feeling stays with you well beyond its 33 second run-time.
So in case you missed out on the out the big game spots, or wouldn't mind checking them out again, we've got something to brighten up your Monday.
Watch the Super Bowl teasers after the jump!
1. The supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body.
2. A will-less and speechless human capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated; a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead.
3. A corpse that has taken on aspects of the living; markedly strange in appearance or behavior.
4. A mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice.
We’re talking zombies this week…well the first three definitions of the word ‘zombie’ according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. No matter which way you choose to define the word ‘zombie,’ you had better be prepared to run for your lives from the back-from-the-dead brigade.
As Warm Bodies joins the burgeoning ranks of the zombie genre this week we’ve come up with ten re-animated questions about zombie movies. From the earliest zombie flicks to the most recent additions to the genre, we’ve got your zombie basics covered.
Hit the jump to take the quiz!
The love-struck zombies of Warm Bodies swarmed the box office on Super Bowl weekend with a $20 million opening.
On a weekend that Hollywood largely punts to football, the PG-13 film from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment easily led the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Super Bowl always means a significant slide in movie-going on Sunday - studios predict a decrease of as much as 70 percent from Saturday to Sunday - but Warm Bodies still lured many teenage fans.
The film is about a zombie whose love for a human redeems him. Lionsgate, which also released the Twilight saga, is calling it a "rom-zom-com" for its mix of humour, romance and the supernatural. The film appealed particularly to females, who made up 60 percent of the audience.
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