Taken from Melissa Joan Hart's Kickstarter campaign video (Photo from Melissa Joan Hart)In an apparent attempt to break away from her typical television movie fare, Melissa Joan Hart took to Kickstarter to fund a Rom-Com with which she simply "fell in love!" … And Kickstarter kicked back.Read More »from Melissa Joan Hart’s Kickstarter Fail
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- Matt McDaniel | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 8:01 PM EDT
Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve in 1978's
Before Iron Man had Pepper, another big-screen comic book adaptation set the stage for bringing to life both costumed heroes and the spunky ladies in their lives. And like the electric on-screen relationship between Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, the romance at the heart of 1978's "Superman" thrived because of the innate chemistry between stars Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder.
But would the love triangle (of sorts) between Lois Lane, Clark Kent, and Superman have worked so well with another lady in the role? Specifically, a "Pink Lady"?Read More »from 'Superman' Almost Had a Different Leading (Pink) Lady
- Adam Pockross | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
The story of Dr. Frankenstein and his freaky progeny has seemingly been told throughout the history of cinema. But early next year, "I, Frankenstein" is hoping you'll see him in a whole new way.
In this first look motion poster, we can see Aaron Eckhart as Dr. Frankenstein's creation, Adam, an immortal who finds himself mixed up in an age-old war between gargoyles and demons.Read More »from It’s Alive! Aaron Eckhart Adds Life to New ‘I, Frankenstein’ Motion Poster
Everett Collection/Inset: Getty ImagesWill Smith is best known for playing likable and heroic roles in upbeat, often family-friendly fare. But he's poised to participate in a project that will take him down a very different road.
According to the entertainment news site The Wrap, Smith is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. and producer Jerry Weintraub to serve as both leading man and co-producer for a remake of "The Wild Bunch," Sam Peckinpah's notoriously dark and violent western about a band of aging gunfighters making one last stand as they stage a robbery in a Mexican border town in 1913.Read More »from Will Smith in Talks to Reboot ‘The Wild Bunch’
- Thelma Adams | The Reel Breakdown – Tue, May 14, 2013 6:27 PM EDT
Why Cannes? Because it's a mosh pit of the high-profile movies that you're going to love or hate throughout the year. In a rare turn of events, Americans have already had the opportunity to see the opening night film, Baz Luhrmann's lavish "The Great Gatsby." The buzz is all about whether the elite Cannes crowds will crow as Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan own the red carpet only to dismiss the moneymaker as an exercise in materialistic excess? Cannes audiences are notorious for their candid reactions. Boos and hissing are as common as standing ovations.
Meanwhile, stars swarm the upscale French Riviera mecca once frequented by "The Great Gatsby" author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Stars will also splash the big screen, including Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake, Marion Cotillard, Clive Owen and Matt Damon.
Among the high-profile participants, American director Steven Spielberg will head the prestigious jury, which includes Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Oscar-winning rival Ang Lee. They're tasked with choosing from 19 films in 12 days for the prestigious Palme d'Or. It's the ultimate networking exercise and a sweet spot for Spielberg. After last year's losses he returns to the festival that screened his debut feature, "Sugarland Express," in 1974.
Here are a dozen reasons why Cannes matters:Read More »from Star Power Drives 12 Cannes Movies We Can’t Resist
- Bryan Enk | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 6:25 PM EDT
Everett CollectionMoviemaking is no game, folks.
Warner Bros. may not end up being Hollywood's official Dungeon Master after all as Hasbro, Inc. is attempting to block the studio from going forward with their big-screen "Dungeons & Dragons" reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hasbro filed a lawsuit against producer Courtney Solomon's Sweetpea Entertainment on Monday, claiming that it holds the rights to any future film projects (technically "sequels") related to the "Dungeons & Dragons" brand.
According to the complaint, Sweetpea acquired rights to the property by an agreement in 1994, which allowed Solomon's company to make a sequel or prequel. That agreement stated that Sequel Rights would "revert on a rolling basis ... on the earlier of (i) five (5) years from of (sic) the initial U.S. release or (ii) seven (7) years from final director's cut of the immediately prior picture."Read More »from Hasbro Sues to Stop Warner Bros.’ Planned ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Reboot
- Meriah Doty | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 5:20 PM EDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Oscars in 2012. They did not attend in 2013. (Steve Granitz/WireImage)In mid-December last year, news broke that Angelina Jolie signed on to direct her first major studio film, "Unbroken."
Proceeding stories on her career moves indicated she was preparing to take the director's chair. And when she and partner Brad Pitt didn't show up to the Oscars in late February, some speculated they were finally tying the knot.
Instead, the 37-year-old actress and director was in the process of undergoing multiple surgeries for a preventive double mastectomy -- a process Jolie indicates began around late January and ended on April 27.Read More »from Angelina Jolie: Girl Uninterrupted After Mastectomy News
- Mark Deming | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
IndependentFilmmaker Ari Folman earned international acclaim and an Oscar nomination in 2008 with his film "Waltz With Bashir," a unique fusion of documentary and animation inspired by his experiences during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Now Folman has returned with a striking blend of animation and live action that deals with our deepest psychological and philosophical concerns, as well as the nature of cinema and celebrity.Read More »from Robin Wright Plays ‘Robin Wright’ in First Trailer for ‘The Congress’
- Philip Yu | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
'Star Trek Into Darkness' (Photo: Paramount Pictures)
Boldly go where no one has gone before, with Kirk, Spock, Bones and Enterprise crew in director JJ Abrams summer sci-fi action sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness," which hits theaters everywhere on May 16.
When the U.S.S. Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction
To celebrate the theatrical release of "Star Trek Into Darkness," we're doing a giveaway!
- Bryan Enk | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 3:25 PM EDT
Julien Hekimian/WireImageBy now pretty much everyone knows that J.J. Abrams is (or at least was) a self-professed non-fan of "Star Trek." But just in case there are still a few Trekkies out there who still aren't aware that the rebooted series of their beloved franchise is being helmed by a former non-believer, Abrams is continuing to make that fact known upon the eve of the U.S. release of "Star Trek Into Darkness."
Abrams was the guest of honor on this week's episode of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to talk about the new "Trek" and his impending segue into "Star Wars."Read More »from J.J. Abrams: ‘Star Trek’ Was ‘Too Philosophical For Me’