Articles in the Movie News Category
James Franco is hitting the ground running in 2011. He just announced that he will be directing adaptations of Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying” and Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian.” And he has signed on as the screenplay writer for both projects. He’s getting quite literary on us.
Actor Pete Postlethwaite has died of cancer at age 64. He left an extensive movie career behind him as his legacy. He gave an exceptionally memorable performance as Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects. He most recently appreared in Ben Affleck’s The Town.
Whatever happened to acting like the movie never existed or avoiding the whole issue altogether? Now actors are taking it upon themselves to apologize to their viewers for the unsatisfying movies they ended up being in. M. Night Shyamalan has yet to apologize for his whole career.
If there’s one guy who “gets it,” it’s Jay Maynard, also known as Tron Guy. Maynard is the type of guy who watches the original Tron and bases his whole life’s template around the movie. And he still manages to give this movie the fair shake it deserves.
Remember when we talked about the studios fearing that Tron: Legacy might not pull in significant numbers? Well they can now rest easy. The movie made 3.6 million in their midnight showings and are expected to pull in 40 million by the end of the weekend. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, can we please stop talking about how terrible the movie is?
Alfonoso Cuaron’s Gravity is one of those films that always had all of the right ingredients, but they never came together at the same time. It was a constant bane on the project’s development. With this latest piece of news, it looks like the found the final piece of the puzzle. George Clooney is going into space!
…Especially when a part of his personality includes being an alien. Paul, the alien with the voice and gut of Seth Rogen, has graced us with this typography-intensive poster. As much as I enjoy a good typographic moment, the bright yellow on this poster is distracting all the value we can get out of it. But as far as chill aliens go, the hitchhiker, shirtless, flip-flop-wearing type is as chill as …
If the name Tom Shadyac doesn’t ring a bell, it should. He directed some of our favorite Jim Carrey movies in the 90’s as well as one memorable Eddie Murphy movie. You’d think he’d be happy. Instead of reveling in his success, he’s given up all worldly possessions and filmed a socially conscious documentary.
Robert Pattinson, in an effort to shed his sparkly image, has decided to go the weird route for his career. He will play the carnival veterinarian. Also under the big top, we have Reese Witherspoon not playing someone’s girlfriend/wife/love interest. Ok, I take that back. She does play Pattinson’s love interest, but this time, she’s a carnie!
This has gotta be the best Mark Wahlberg meme since “Say Hi to Ya Mutha Fuh Me.” And in the spirit of the award season, we have to add that this clip is for your consideration for Mark Wahlberg in the category of “Best of Everything.” Who’s gonna win the award? NAWT YOU!