- Joal Ryan at Yahoo Movies42 mins ago
Not to give anything away (that's not already in the trailer), but things don't work out so well for Johnny Depp and his artificial-intelligence system in the new movie "Transcendence" because, well, of course, they don't.
In Hollywood, the future's a place where computers go bad ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), robots go rogue ("Blade Runner"), and reality TV gets worse than it already is ("The Hunger Games").
"Hollywood has to sell tickets, so they have to scare the pants off the audience," Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist and author of "The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind," said via email.
But future-fear-mongering is more than a craven dramatic device. It's human nature.
- Bryan Enk at Yahoo Movies3 hrs ago
Marvel heroes of the world, unite!
Everyone knows by now that a superhero movie ain't over till it's over, and that means waiting until the very end of the credits to catch a last-minute bonus scene. And so it goes with the arrival of the summer-launching "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" — but we don't get a teaser for a future wall-crawler adventure or spinoff. Instead, the mid-credit sequence is from a rival comic book property from a rival studio, Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Sony, which produced the Spidey sequel, confirmed to Yahoo the hero linkage after the sequel opened in the U.K. Wednesday and word began to spread online of the unusual promotional crossover. But American audiences will have to wait for the film to open on May 2 to see it on the big screen.
- Breanne L. Heldman at Yahoo Movies3 hrs ago
For "About Last Night" star Joy Bryant, the fun of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival started ages ago. For us, it starts this week.
The 39-year-old actress mugged enthusiastically to remind people to get their tickets to the fest — which runs through April 27 — in American Express's "Faces of Film" campaign, and admits she had a ball channeling some of her favorite on-screen moments for her hilariously over-the-top looks.
"I just thought about films or scenes from films that would help me get that reaction, so that was really cool," she admitted. "For the 'side-splitting' laughing one, I thought of one of my favorite movies, one of my favorite comedies: 'Friday,' with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. … For the 'hair-raising,' I had 'Walking Dead' just in my brain. And for 'jaw-dropping,' I had the Red Wedding from 'Game of Thrones.'"
Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer: Wolverine Gets Mutant All-Stars Together for Sentinel SmackdownMeriah Doty at Yahoo Movies19 hrs ago
We've seen some of what's in store from the evil army of mutant-hunting robots, those Sentinels that Wolverine and the gang have to contend with in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
We've had a good look at those futuristic evil Trask Industries creations — and have even wondered aloud over whether one of those mechanical marauders is going to kill Storm (Halle Berry) in the upcoming comic book movie.
But the latest and final "X-Men" trailer, which dropped on Tuesday night, offers the first good cinematic gander at the retro Sentinels of the '70s, when they were newly created by Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage of "Game of Thrones" fame.
- Matt McDaniel at Yahoo Movies23 hrs ago
Marvel heroes tend to be flawed. Tony Stark was a thoughtless, carousing womanizer. Thor started off as a disrespectful hot-head. Even golden boy Steve Rogers dabbled in performance-enhancing drugs to become the super soldier Captain America. Still, none of those guys had rap sheets like the "Guardians of the Galaxy."
A preview for Marvel Studios's next big-screen outing was unveiled Tuesday night during "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and the new footage emphasizes that this comic-book adaptation is very different from their earlier productions. Both the characters and the settings are a big departure from the installments that led up to and immediately followed "The Avengers."
- Matt McDaniel at Yahoo Movies1 day ago
When you're a two-time Oscar-winning writer-director, you're able to assemble a cast made up of two Oscar-winning actors and two Best Actor nominees. Of course, it also helps if you offer a trip to Rome to sweeten the deal.
In "Third Person," Paul Haggis — the man behind 2006's Best Picture winner "Crash" — has put together another talented group of actors for interconnected stories of love and heartbreak. And like his earlier movie, "Third Person" features big-name stars getting out of their comfort zone alongside fresh faces ready to break out.
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies1 day ago
"Fast & Furious 7" has found a way to go on shooting without Paul Walker.
By using his brothers.
The "Fast 7" filmmakers announced today on Facebook that Paul's two younger siblings, Cody and Caleb, are on the film set to help finish some of the late actor's action scenes. Production was halted when Walker died in a fiery car crash last Nov. — just weeks after he attended Caleb's wedding as his best man (see above photo).
Cody Walker, in his mid-twenties and the youngest of the three Walker brothers, is a trained paramedic and now works with is late brother's Reach Out Worldwide charity. Caleb Walker is in his late thirties.
"Fast 7" filming resumed just a few weeks ago.
- Suzy Byrne at Yahoo Movies1 day ago
May the day never come that Ice Cube loses at the Academy Awards — or any other serious awards show.
The "Ride Along" star, 44, got seriously bent out of shape over losing Best On-Screen Duo, with Kevin Hart, at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards. Not only did he declare that he was "robbed" of the award, which went to the "Fast & Furious 6" tandem of Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, he went on to publicly scold the network, saying, "Shame on you MTV... We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was crazy," and said his competitors won because they had the "sympathy" vote. Eep.
Seems Cube cared a little too much about winning going into the show. Before he even took his seat he seemed to have conspiracy theories on his brain, as noted in this tweet:
- Amanda Bell at Yahoo Movies1 day ago
Pixar Animation Studios has been posting selfies ever since Day 1. Beginning with 1995's "Toy Story," the filmmakers have been inserting little nods to their happy ecosystem in all of the studio's feature films.
After 14 movies, nearly two decades, and countless exhaustive on the hidden meanings of Pixar's in-house tributes and various self-homages, the studio is letting everyone play the Easter egg game in a new app.
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies1 day ago
A man's wife is missing. A community is horrified. And it makes national news.
Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, husband of the missing Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike), who ineptly smiles at cameras during a press conference while pleading for his wife's safe return — at the one time when stoicism is the preferred expression.
Cut to Nick getting a DNA mouth swab.
Something is up.
"I did not kill my wife. I am not a murderer," asserts Nick (Affleck), as heard at the end of the film's first trailer, which dropped on Monday.
There's more going on in "Gone Girl" than meets the eye in this first footage of the film, directed by David Fincher ("The Social Network"). But, if you haven't read the best-selling novel on which "Gone Girl" is based, we're not gonna tell you a thing.
In the trailer, we see flashes of the film: