Filming will begin on the upcoming Rocky spin off movie ‘Creed’ this coming January. Shared by The Hollywood Reporter, Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler will direct with Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights) set to appear in the starring role of Apollo Creed’s grandson Adonis. Jordon is perfect for the role, as the up and coming star has proved his acting skills in the lead role of ‘Fruitvale Station’ and will also appear next as the Human Torch in the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. Coogler also penned the feature’s screenplay with the help of Aaron Covington (Get Some, Found). Filming is scheduled to take place in both Las Vegas and Philadelphia. The [ Read More ]
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Title: Dumb and Dumber To Director: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathless Turner, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Patricia French. Dumb and Dumber Two or Dumb and Dumber Too? Either way the intentional typo reiterates the stupidity of our protagonists who are back after two decades. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have aged badly but more than their farcical out of date “dumb play,” the true problem of ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lies in the script, drenched with language and coarsely vulgar gags. Twenty years since Dumb and Dumber’s first adventure, Harry finds out he has a daughter who was [ Read More ]
Title: Rosewater Director: Jon Stewart Starring: Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kim Bodnia, Jason Jones, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer, Arian Moayed, Amir El-Masry. The feature film ‘Rosewater’ is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir ‘Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,’ written by the BBC journalist Maziar Bahari. This true story, marks the screenwriting and directorial debut of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ host, Jon Stewart. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud [ Read More ]
A sequel to the 2012 musical comedy that follows Fat Amy and Beca through their senior year at Barden University. The new movie stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Adam DeVine, Kelley Jakle, Chrissie Fit, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal, Elizabeth Banks, and John Michael Higgins as John Smith. “Pitch Perfect 2″ hits theaters everywhere on May 15, 2015.
Title: The Circle (Der Kreis) Director: Stefan Haupt Starring: Ernst Ostertag, Roebi Rapp, Matthias Hungerbuhler, Sven Schelker. Switzerland has chosen the German-language ‘Der Kreis’, (The Circle) as its submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Director Stefan Haupt’s film takes place in the Zurich gay scene of the 1950s and 1960s and tells the true story of the relationship of Ernst Ostertag and Roebi Rapp. The film smoothly blends fiction with documentary to tell the real-life story of the couple, who met through The Circle, a Zurich gay club and magazine founded during World War II, which eventually became the first gay rights organisation in Europe. Usually [ Read More ]
Title: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Director: Francis Lawrece Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemswroth, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci and Elizabeth Banks Having the inner emotional strength and capability to not only protect yourself and the people who are the closest to you throughout difficult times of war and turmoil is an intense burden for anyone to take on, especially for a teenager. But when a person naturally embodies the ability to lead not only their loved ones in the fight against their oppressors, but also powerfully influence an entire country who believes in their ideals [ Read More ]
Spike Lee’s latest film, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” has been picked up by Gravitas Ventures! The film, which stars Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams, will be distributed in North America by Gravitas Ventures and will come to theaters and on demand Feb. 13, 2015. The film is a reinterpretation of 1973′s popular horror film “Ganja & Hess.” The film, funded through Kickstarter, made its debut at this year’s American Black Film Festival. “Making ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ is one of my most gratifying experiences in my body of work,” said Lee in a statement. “The support and love we got raising the money through Kickstarter is a [ Read More ]
The story follows the fortunes of young Ella, whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, Ella is spitefully renamed Cinderella since she used to work in the cinders. Despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words to “have courage and be kind” and [ Read More ]
Explore the possibilities of finding true love and connections in the modern, fast-paced life of Toronto in two new Behind the Scenes clips from Daniel Radcliffe’s romantic comedy, ‘What If.’ The clips, titled ‘Dalia’ and ‘Toronto,’ are among the special features exclusively included on the film’s upcoming Blu-ray. Watch the two clips below before Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the film on Tuesday (November 25) on Blu-ray, as well as on DVD and Digital HD. The first clip, ‘Dalia,’ follows the film’s lead actress, Zoe Kazan, on the set as she sits down to discuss why she likes her character, Chantry. During her interview, the actress states that she thinks [ Read More ]
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The new movie stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, and Ginny Gardner. Directed by Dean Israelite. “Project Almanac” hits theaters on January 30, 2015.
Title: Reach Me Director: John Herzfeld Starring: Lauren Cohan, Kyra Sedgwick, Thomas Jane, Kevin Connolly, Tom Sizemore, Nelly, David O’Hara, Terry Crews, Cary Elwes, Tom Berenger, Sylvester Stallone and Danny Aiello Incorporating well-meaning messages about the importance of truly embracing who you are while you strive to reach your full potential is often a riveting and inspirational plot element filmmakers infuse into their movies to make their stories more relatable to their intended audience. But integrating that all-important theme into a large ensemble action film that’s fueled by self-indulgent characters who often find themselves in morally corrupt situations can prove too be challenging. Writer-director John Herzfeld admirably tried to create [ Read More ]
There were a ton of big-named characters in “The Lego Movie.” You’ve got Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lanter, C-3PO, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Gandalf, to name several. But there was one character who was almost a member of the cast but ended up landing on the cutting floor instead. Apparently, the makers of “The Lego Movie” wanted to round out their “Star Wars” character cameos with R2-D2. In fact, R2-D2 was going to be a main character. According to their interview with Yahoo! UK, writers/directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord originally intended for R2-D2 to be one of the core cast members. I mean, really important. Lord [ Read More ]
People often overlook the all-important resiliency of those who appear not to have the determination to achieve what they want in life. Jacob Goodnight, the brutal mass murderer in the 2006 slasher film, ‘See No Evil,’ was driven to commit his heinous crimes from the manipulations of his mother. But the criminal proved his emotional resolve in going after what he truly wants in the horror movie’s new sequel, ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is now available On Demand, Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD. WWE wrestler Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, who reprised the role of the ruthless killer from the original film, also showcased his emotional versatility in the follow-up, which [ Read More ]
Taking a strong and unwavering stance on an important issue, no matter what challenges you’re forced to endure as a result, is a crucial moment that powerfully defines your character and the rest of your life. Brothers Zeke and Simon Hawkins made such a critical decision when they rightfully decided to co-helm their first feature film together, the crime thriller ‘Bad Turn Worse,’ which is now playing in theaters and On Demand. The coming-of-age drama, which marks the feature film writing debut of scribe Dutch Southern, enthralling chronicles the life-altering decisions three young friends must make when they inadvertently find themselves involved in a crime. The story also entrancingly emphasizes [ Read More ]
Title: Beyond the Lights Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘Love & Basketball, ‘The Secret Lives of Bees’) Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver and Danny Glover People who are thriving in their jobs and have a seemingly promising career ahead of them, as well as admiration and support from those who wish to see them succeed, are often believed to have the most rewarding and fulfilling lives. But when they’re no longer able to deal with the continuous pressure and expectations placed on them, they often unfortunately fail to achieve their goals and dreams. It isn’t until they meet the one person who truly believes in them, no matter what they [ Read More ]