Hot on the heels of the announcement that 20th Century Fox renewed the contract of their production president Emma Watts through 2015, the studio released the good news that they'd closed deals with director Matthew Vaughn and the principal cast (including Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence) for an X-Men: First Class sequel. As previously announced, Bryan Singer is on board to produce and screenwriter Simon Kinberg is set to pen the script.
The first installment in the X-Men re-boot grossed more than $146 million domestically, eventually earning more than $353 million worldwide. Though its box office returns may not have equaled (or come close to) Last Stand's almost unbeatable ones, it was the first blockbuster/mainstream flick to feature up-and-coming stars Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Add to that the fact it hit big with audiences and critics alike and a sequel shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone. And who are we to argue when it means more Fassbender (or indeed Lawrence or McAvoy) on the big screen?
While most of us had long given up hope of the famous British comedy troupe ever reuniting, it seems we may have jumped the gun on declaring them dead. Or demised. Or bereft of life.
According to Terry Jones (center), the existing members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus are set to reunite for another film.
Jones told Variety that he is set to direct the planned feature, adding that while it is not strictly speaking a Python film it will have the same sensibilities we've come to expect from their projects. Described as a science fiction farce, the live action/CGI film is tentatively titled Absolutely Anything.
This past weekend a teaser clip of Matthew Broderick appearing to be a grown-up Ferris Bueller (complete with bow-bow-chik-chika-chika sound effect) took the internet by storm.
Was everyone's dream of a Ferris follow-up finally becoming a reality? Or were we all having one awesome mass, internet-wide hallucination? Sadly, neither. Audiences will have to shelve their Ferris Bueller's Day Off sequel wishes...for now. The preview was actually just a taste of a brand new, and we're willing to admit, clever commercial pulled together by auto giant Honda.
The full extended spot was released today and we've got it for you. From the valet to the parade, the homage-laden ad is full of shout-outs to the '80s classic only this time Broderick (as himself) is avoiding work instead of matriculation.
See the original clip that got everyone buzzing below, the scroll down for a look at the full thing!
Hot on the heels of its ten Oscar noms, including a coveted nod for Best Picture, the filmmakers behind the major art-house hit have released a blooper reel from behind the scenes of the production. For those who have seen and enjoyed Michel Hazanavicius's look at Hollywood circa 1927, it's a fantastic and unexpected treat. For those who have yet to see it, it might just prove the enticement needed to head to the box office!
For those less familiar with the plot, The Artist follows George Valentin (played by Best Actor nominee Jean Dujardin), a silent movie superstar whose career takes a major hit with the advent of the talkies. With a stellar supporting cast that includes Best Supporting Actress Nominee Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell and Malcom McDowell, the crowd-pleasing cinematic homage to Hollywood's early days has built on the positive buzz it garnered this past May at Cannes and now finds itself the front-runner for the film industry's most coveted golden statuette.
Now that you're caught up - check out the adorable blooper reel after the cut! Bonus points for the inclusion of everyone's favourite dog, Uggie. Turns out he's a bit of a diva...
Sam Worthington is set to kick of the new year with a bang. The Aussie actor stars alongside an impressive cast in this week's film Man On A Ledge, an edge of your seat, heart-pounding thriller that follows ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Worthington) as he stands on the ledge of a New York City hotel after an impossible escape from prison. As fellow NYPD officer Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk Nick off the ledge, she discovers that Nick may have a plan in the works to prove his innocence and dig up one of the force's biggest conspiracies. Is Nick a desperate man or does he have a hidden agenda? If we told you, we'd have to kill you. Okay, maybe not kill (seems a little drastic) but we definitely don't want to spoil it for you. What we will do is allow Worthington himself to give you an inside look at the action.
See what he had to say about the movie and what we can expect from it after the jump!
The Hunger Games will finally hit movie theatres everywhere on March 23 - just over 62 days from now. So though Opening Day may be closer than ever, those two months will still be an interminable wait for lovers of the massively popular book trilogy. On the other hand, for those potential fans out there (i.e. me) determined to get through all three Suzanne Collins novels before the opening credits roll, this should provide just enough time to fulfill our various readership oaths.
For the fans who won't have the books to distract them from the wait, have no fear! Lionsgate and Canadian distributor Alliance Films have taken pity and sent along something big to entertain you in the meantime - the final movie one-sheet. The brand new poster premiered on Moviefone and The Huffington Post late last night and everyone's been clamouring for a look. Featuring the trade-mark flaming Mockingjay and a determined, bow-and-arrow toting Jennifer Lawrence (as heroine Katniss Everdean), one thing is for sure - this artwork means business.
Check out the full poster after the jump!
As Hal Fields, an elderly man who comes out after spending his entire life in the closet, Christopher Plummer charmed his way to a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award this past Sunday. He took time out during his acceptance speech to thank his on-screen son and Beginners co-star Ewan McGregor, referring to him as "that scene-stealing swine from the Outer Hebrides." Though his geography is a tad off (the Scottish actor is from Crieff in the lower Highlands, far from the Outer Hebrides) his observation itself is spot on. McGregor is, without a doubt, one of the most consistently engaging and naturally charismatic actors the big screen has to offer.
After undeservedly languishing in a string of under-the-radar films over much of the past decade, Mike Mills' charmer of a film seems to us to signal a bit of a career renaissance for the talented (and still ridiculously handsome) Scot.
Though Beginners hit theatres last July, 2012 is set to bring us even more Ewan on the big screen. First up is an against-type villainous turn in Steven Soderbergh's action-packed Haywire (opening Friday), followed by Lasse Hallstrom's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Bryan Singer's big-budget fairy-tale Jack the Giant Killer, 2011 Sundance favourite Perfect Sense, and Juan Antonio Bayona's supernatural drama The Impossible.
Given he's about to turn up just about everywhere, film-wise, the timing seemed right to take a look back at some of his very best performances to-date. So read on to see what Ewan roles made our list!
Unless you've been living in a cave, you've probably noticed that vampires have taken over the entertainment industry. From TV to movies and "True Blood" to Twilight, they're firmly in the spotlight (or dark shadows, as the case may be). But this vampire craze isn't exactly brand new since audiences have been fascinated with the undead ever since Bram Stoker put pen to paper and while they've repeatedly come to the forefront of pop culture, this latest wave may be the biggest one ever.
So with sharp teeth and immortality on the brain thanks to this weekend's most recent addition Underworld Awakening, we count down the best of the beloved bloodsuckers who've captured our imaginations over the years. Did your favourite vamps make the list?
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