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’
- Mark Deming | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
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'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’
- Kara Warner | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 12:54 PM EDT
Rachel McAdams in 'About Time' (Photo: Universal Pictures)
How about brightening up your day with a little romance of the cinematic variety? We’re not talking about the run-of-the-mill, formulaic rom-com, but something original and slightly fantastical, like the trailer debut of a movie brought to us by the creator of “Love Actually” and “Notting Hill.” Join us as we take a moment to enjoy a first look at the romantic comedy “About Time,” starring Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy and up-and-comer Domhnall Gleeson (aka Bill Weasley from the “Harry Potter” movies).Read More »from ‘About Time’ Trailer Premiere Has Rachel McAdams Falling for a Time Traveler (Again)
- Mark Deming | Movie Talk – Tue, May 14, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty ImagesThe First Super-Hero from New Jersey is returning to the screen, and he's bringing along someone to help him kick some butt – Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger, the venerable action star and former governor of California, is in talks to star in a remake of "The Toxic Avenger," the 1984 cult favorite that put low-budget studio Troma Team Pictures on the map. Steve Pink, who directed "Hot Tub Time Machine," is on board to helm the project, and he co-wrote the screenplay with Daniel C. Mitchell.Read More »from What a Waste: Arnold Schwarzenegger In Talks To Star In ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot
- Adam Pockross | Movie Talk – Mon, May 13, 2013 7:47 PM EDT
Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Great Gatsby'
F. Scott Fitzgerald began his masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," with the following lines:
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
Now this is just a guess, but what if all the critics who panned Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" were just upset about feeling guilty after hearing these lines repeated in the film's opening? It makes as much sense as many of the complaints, especially when you compare the critical response to the $51 million generated at the box office and the general positivity unleashed in the Twitterverse.
But don't take our word for it, take famous people's words!Read More »from 3 Tweets: Summing Up ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 140 Characters or Less
- Leslie Gornstein | Movie Talk – Mon, May 13, 2013 6:49 PM EDT
Burning Question: Will the redesign of Disney's Merida negatively affect my daughter's development? Will the sudden appearance of a thinner, sexier version of a cartoon hurt a girl's self-esteem? -- Clara K.
Short answer: Yep.Read More »from Merida’s Disney Princess Controversial Makeover – Is ‘Brave’ Heroine Really Bad for Little Girls?
As we've discussed, Superman is getting pretty emotional in this summer's "Man of Steel." And as the latest UK television teaser spot for the film reveals, Supes gives one of those classic cinematic guttural screams of horror (see above).
Henry Cavill's facial expression appears to give it all away. Does someone for whom he cares deeply get killed?
If we let movie history be our guide, it appears to be the case:
Luke Skywalker gives that wide eyed, mouth agape look when Obi-Wan Kenobi enters the spirit world after being defeated by Darth Vader in "Star Wars IV."
Then there's Brad Pitt in "Legends of the Fall." In the 1994 film he plays the ultimate nature boy Tristan who becomes overwhelmed with shock and grief when he sees his brother (played by Henry Thomas) die on a World War I battlefield.
Mel Gibson delivers several guttural yells as William Wallace in his epic 1995 Scottish warrior flick "Braveheart." But let us remember, his passion flips to full on rage when his own wife is killed.
So nowRead More »from Superman's Telling 'Man of Steel' Rebel Yell
- Bryan Enk | Movie Talk – Mon, May 13, 2013 4:24 PM EDT
Courtesy of Medieval TimesOh, "Game of Thrones," what have ye wrought?
Knights, horses, jousting and castles are all the rage thanks to the success of the HBO series (and the resurrection of the "Lord of the Rings" franchise with "The Hobbit"), which has not surprisingly inspired Hollywood to set up its own big-screen tournament with a film adaptation of Medieval Times.
What is Medieval Times? Lo, my lords and ladies, you don't know what you're missing! It is only the most epic piece of dinner theatre you'll ever witness, with 75 actors and 20 horses (yes, real horses, not those fake ones used in wimpy normal theatre productions like "Equus") performing medieval-style games, swordfighting, jousting and other related acts of derring-do as they compete for the title of King's Champion.Read More »from Dinner and a Movie? Medieval Times Headed For the Big Screen
- Bryan Enk | Movie Talk – Mon, May 13, 2013 3:17 PM EDT
Millenium EntertainmentJames Franco continues to mystify the world as Hollywood's so-unpredictable-it's-getting-predictable multitasker as he dabbles in several film-, art- and education-related projects simultaneously, leaving one wondering when the man has time to sleep (and whether this is all some sort of elaborate put-on). When he's not making bondage documentaries, annoying his neighbors, pursuing a PhD at Yale or teaching screenwriting at UCLA, he's tackling William Faulkner adaptations -- specifically, the author's beyond-ambitious and highly celebrated masterwork, "As I Lay Dying."Read More »from Trailer Premiere: James Franco Takes on William Faulkner in ‘As I Lay Dying’
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