- Bryan Enk at Yahoo Movies7 hrs ago
It's been almost nine years to the day since "Sin City" made its debut in theaters (April 1, 2005, if you can believe that) — and now director Robert Rodriguez and comic series creator Frank Miller are finally back in the 'burg for another round of greenscreen murder, mayhem, and lovemaking.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" incorporates four "Sin City" yarns into its multilayered, overlapping narrative, the main one being, of course, the second story published in the series: "A Dame to Kill For" (1993), Miller's poisoned valentine to the ultimate femme fatale , Ava Lord (Eva Green, in her second of two Miller sequels released this year, following this weekend's "300: Rise of an Empire"). Ava makes life a living hell for Dwight, here played by "Planet Terror" star Josh Brolin before plastic surgery turns him into Clive Owen (for the later "The Big Fat Kill" storyline dramatized in the first movie).
- Yahoo Movies8 hrs ago
Pale, brooding, smoldering. It's like Tom Hiddleston was born to be undead.
The Marvel movie star and internet favorite glares like nobody else in this exclusive photo from "Only Lovers Left Alive," the upcoming vampire romance from writer/director Jim Jarmusch. The reveal is just a warm-up to the exclusive trailer premiere happening tomorrow at 3pm ET/noon PT.
The film features Hiddleston as Adam, a 500-year-old vampire living in seclusion in modern-day Detroit. He's a talented musician with a devoted following, but the constant search for untainted blood to keep him alive has brought him down. Sensing Adam's dispair, Eve (Tilda Swinton), his lover for centuries, crosses the ocean to be with him. But their reunion is soon interrupted by her sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska), a younger vampire who still can't control her more destructive urges.
- Adam Pockross at Yahoo Movies9 hrs ago
At this point, piecing together the entire story of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is like trying to solve one of those classic '70s spy thrillers, which is appropriate, considering that's the type of film Marvel is shooting for this time around.
Now, thanks to the brand new four-minute clip above and our set visit report below, we have some real concrete clues as to what shape this '70s-patterned thriller will take.
On our set visit to Marvel Studios in Manhattan Beach, California last July, Yahoo Movies (along with a select group of journalists) spoke at length to Chris Evans (Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes / The Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / The Falcon), Kevin Feige (President of Production at Marvel Studios), directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
- Yahoo Movies9 hrs ago
Since she's a Chi-town native and the writer of the book upon which the film is based, it made perfect sense when author Veronica Roth started sharing photos from the screening in Chicago (with special appearances by Theo James and Ansel Elgort). As if you couldn't tell by all the location references in the book — Sears Tower, the El train, Navy Pier's ferris wheel — Roth knew what she was talking about.
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- Bryan Enk at Yahoo Movies10 hrs ago
So how did director Darren Aronofsky and his crew pull off the construction of the ark for their upcoming Biblical epic, "Noah"? The old-fashioned way: They actually constructed an ark.
For at least the pre-flood part of the story, a good percentage of the "vessel to survive the storm" in "Noah" is an actual set, the design of which was inspired by "going back to what God tells Noah in the Bible," according to Aronofsky in this behind-the-scenes featurette.
The Bible doesn't provide just a basic description, either — there are actual measurements.
"In [the Book of] Genesis, the dimensions of the ark are laid out: 30 cubits high by 50 cubits wide by 300 cubits long," says production designer Mark Friedberg, explaining that a cubit is roughly "the dimension of your elbow to the tip of your forefinger."
- Yahoo Movies12 hrs ago
Every week through the remainder of 2014, Yahoo Movies is counting down Hollywood's 50 very best working actors and actresses. Come back to Yahoo Movies every Thursday to see who makes the cut. Greatest Actor Alive (No. 44): Viola Davis Age: 48 Stating the Case: Viola Davis is awesome. Really, she should have her photograph next to the term "screen presence" in whatever books that term might be in. The Oscar-nominated star of "The Help" (2011) and "Doubt" (2008) can just stand (or sit) there and without saying a word will completely dominate the scene. The lady pulls no punches and delivers a powerful performance every time. It's probably got something to do with the fact that she comes from the stage and knows how to woo, work, and command an audience. Davis was a theater major at Rhode Island College and trained for four years at Juilliard School, honing and perfecting her craft while treading the boards before landing her first screen role at the age of 30 in "The Substance of Fire" (1996), based on the play (natch) by Jon Robin Baitz. Today, she's a veteran of nearly 30 feature films, with several more on the way. We won't be missing any of them. Breakthrough Role: It was full speed ahead on a Hollywood career once Davis snagged the role of Moselle Miller in "Out of Sight" (1998). She had very little screen time, but she got to play off both Jennifer Lopez and Isaiah Washington as a woman getting a little tired of being the wife of a live-wire criminal (Don Cheadle). "Out of Sight" was the first of several collaborations with director Steven Soderbergh, as they went on to work together on "Traffic" (2000) and "Solaris" (2002), which Soderbergh directed, and "Far From Heaven" (2002) and "Syriana" (2005), which Soderbergh produced.
- Kara Warner at Yahoo Movies13 hrs ago
Being in a muscle-bound movie like "300: Rise of an Empire" requires a seriously sculpted body to go with the super scanty wardrobe. So it comes as no surprise that the two leading men in the follow-up to Zack Snyder's 2006 runaway sword-and-sandals hit bonded over their workouts. In fact, Sullivan Stapleton and Rodrigo Santoro's first face-to-face meeting was in-between exercises — difficult, intense exercises, of course.
"I think the first day I got to [the set in] Bulgaria I met Rodrigo in the gym, said 'Get out,'" Stapleton joked.
"Yeah. "Whenever we'd have a break [we'd chat]," added Santoro. "I was dividing [my time] between cardio and weights, so a good three to four hours of weights every day and then an hour of cardio."
"Mine would be an hour-and-a-half of swords, which I always did to warm up," Stapleton said. "Then an hour-and-a-half at the gym."
- Kara Warner at Yahoo Movies13 hrs ago
Everyone loves a good mystery, and the new trailer for the buzzworthy drama "Locke" starring Tom Hardy raises a lot of intriguing questions. Chief among them: "Where is he driving to?" "What is he running away from?" and "Did they really make an entire film about one man in a car?"
We can answer the last one. Yes, this is a story about a man in a car, but one that is uniquely and expertly crafted and has already received critical praise out of its film festival appearances.
- Amanda Bell at Yahoo Movies14 hrs ago
Cate Blanchett's Hollywood A-list status may be sealed in cement after nabbing her second Oscar this weekend for her performance in "Blue Jasmine" — but once upon a time, the Australian beauty took odd jobs to pay dues and pay bills.
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Lucky for us, we now have some very fun video evidence of her earliest days in the biz.
Recently discovered inside the Internet's Neverending Vault of Awesome Finds is this two decades-old commercial a young Blanchett once did for Tim Tams, a popular chocolate biscuit brand from Down Under (everyone's gotta start somewhere, right?).
You have to appreciate Blanchett's aversion to overacting here. Having a genie pop out of an old lamp and offer up three wishes could have anybody leaping and shouting and making bizarre facial expressions, but instead the actress plays it cool.
- Yahoo Movies15 hrs ago
In "The Quiet Ones," Olivia Cooke (TV's "Bates Motel") plays Jane Harper, a young woman abandoned by her family with a history of causing strange disturbances. She comes to the attention of Professor Coupland (Jared Harris), who leads his class of students in an investigation into the paranormal phenomenon that surrounds her. But what they find is more terrifying that they ever could have imagined.
Take a look at the other freaky motion posters from "The Quiet Ones":
"The Quiet Ones" opens nationwide on April 25.