Monday, January 31, 2011

Captain America Empire Cover Plus Pics & Nick Fury Confirmed for 'Thor' and 'Captain America'

The new Empire cover features Chris Evans in his stars-and-stripes as 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. Directed by Joe Johnston, the action adventure stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci and Neal McDonough.

Below are five new photos from Captain America: The First Avenger, also your first look at first shot of Cap's sidekick, "Bucky" Barnes as portrayed by Sebastian Stan. Also included in the magazine are new images of HYDRA troops and Hugo Weaving's Red Skull

Chris Evans also told Les Toiles Heroiques that he is not contracted for nine Marvel films as was previously rumored.
"To be honest," he says in a quote translated back from French, "it was quite intimidating to commit to nine films in a row. Thankfully, we reduced the number to six... If all goes as planned, I will be playing Captain America until I'm 40."
Describing the movie version of Bucky, the character as the "Band of Brothers" version, director Joe Johnston says that Stan's performance will offer a "dark side" to Barnes.
"We took some liberties with the relationship between the two guys,” Johnston is quoted as saying. “In our story, Bucky is already in the service, he’s already joined up and is being sent overseas while Steve is still struggling to get in the army. That’s different than what you may have read in the comics. It adds a nuance to the relationship that pays off later. They’re closer in age, too — they’re virtually the same age.”
Also Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and confirmed that Nick Fury will be making cameo appearances in 'Thor' and 'Captain America: The First Avenger'.










Sunday, January 30, 2011

Henry Cavill Is Superman!!

 
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that British actor Henry Cavill will portray Clark Kent/Superman in Zack Snyder's 'Superman' movie.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Henry Cavill has won the coveted role of Superman, the iconic superhero.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who stated, “In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen. I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield.”

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

Cavill recently wrapped production on “The Cold Light of Day” and stars in the upcoming “Immortals,” opening this fall.

Targeted for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Christopher Nolan On The Casting Of Henry Cavill As Superman



Friday, January 28, 2011

'Griff the Invisible' Trailer

Trailer for Leon Ford's lo-fi superhero tale 'Griff the Invisible,' starring Ryan Kwanten, Maeve Dermody and Marshall Napier.

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

'The Conspirator' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator,' starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Justin Long, Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Johnny Simmons, and Stephen Root.

The Conspirator is a period drama based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln. Wright Penn will play Mary Surratt, the only woman among a group charged with conspiring to kill the president. McAvoy will play Frederick Aiken, an idealistic young war hero who reluctantly defends Surratt and in the process comes to believe she is innocent.

It opens April 15th.

'Prometheus' Still Linked To 'Alien'

The Sky Movies website have some very interesting info regarding Ridley Scott's 'Prometeheus.' The film apparently will after all, feature HR Giger's classic aliens in it, and that they are integral to the plot. The links don't end there apparently the android to be played my Michael Fassbender will be linked to the Bishop androids and that 'space jockey' cock pits will feature.
"They’ve built the ‘space jockey’ cockpit at Pinewood as seen in the original Alien film, so it definitely takes place in the same world as Alien", they told us.

"Despite that press release that seemed to indicate there were no aliens in the movie, the familiar HR Giger-style aliens do appear. Big ones apparently."
And as for Scott's comments noting that "keen fans will recognise strands of Alien's DNA"?
It turns out there was the slightest hint of misdirection - apparently the actual DNA of the xenomorphs is integral to the plot - and will see the cast jet off to the alien homeworld itself.
"Part of the film will be shot in Morocco. I’ve heard that some sort of archaeological dig where they discover alien DNA takes place there and that DNA gives them the coordinates for an alien world. I’ve also heard Morocco is being used for alien planet landscapes so I’m not sure if it’s an archaeological dig on another planet," they revealed.
It gets weirder too, with Damon Lindelof's script set to crank up the sci-fi angle to maximum effect.

"The main spaceship in the film will be piloted by an enormous head which I assume will be CGI. Yep, sounds weird but I assume some of the technology will be sort of biomechanical."

Saoirse Ronan Joins 'The Hobbit'

 
UPDATED May 6th 2011: Saoirse Ronan has turned down the part "It's probably not going to work out with 'The Hobbit' unfortunately. Because I would have been working for about a year on it and there were other projects that I was very interested in, but Pete and [his producer wife] Fran have been very good about it and very understanding."

Renowned Irish casting director Ros Hubbard revealed to IFTN in an interview, that Soairse Ronan will feature in the cast for 'The Hobbit.' When asked about the strong Irish presence in The Hobbit cast, this is what Hubbard replied:

IFTN: I wondered if there was any coincidence between the large Irish presence (Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt and Saoirse Ronan) in the film and the fact that it was you guys casting . . .

Ros Hubbard: Yes, there was quite a lot of influence there! We had been wanting to to put Aidan Turner into film for a long time because he had done an awful lot of TV and we told him when we finally met him “We are going to concentrate in getting you into the movies.” I didn’t think it would be as big as this. But how great for him.

And Jimmy is thrilled to bits, his whole family have gone out, it is just wonderful. And working with Peter Jackson is like working with a family. So they’ll have a great time. Saoirse’s family will go too, everyone is very close and very loving on those sorts of jobs. It’s not like typical studio movies at all.


Though not confirmed, Ronan is expected to play the woodland elf Itaril. Here is what the official casting notice for the part was described as:

ITARIL – female, A woodland Elf, this character is one the Silvan Elves. The Silvan Elves are seen as more earthy and practical. Shorter than other elves, she is still quick and lithe and physically adept, being able to fight with both sword and bow. Showing promise as a fighter at a young age, ITARIL was chosen to train to become part of the Woodland King’s Guard. This is the only life she has ever expected to live, until she meets and secretly falls in love with a young ELF LORD.

Video: Michael Scott Meets David Brent (Finally)

It had been long promised, but Ricky Gervais finally reprised his David Brent character last night in the US version of The Office to make a small cameo bumping in to none other than Dunder Mifflin manager Michael Scott.

Gervais done the cameo as a thank you to Steve Carell, who is leaving the US version of 'The Office' this season. This is what Ricky had to say about the small scene on his blog:

"Blink and you'll miss it, but just a little thanks to Steve Carell. A pleasure to work with the great man."

Shaun the Sheep Movie In The Works

Aardman Animations confirmed that it is developing a feature film to be released in 2013/2014 revolving around Shaun the Sheep. The character first appeared with Wallace and Gromit in 1995's 'A Close Shave' and since 2007 featured in his own hugely popular spin off series made for children's BBC.

The film is expected to be largely silent and inspired by Buster Keaton. Aardman creative director Richard Goleszowski said "My goal is to make a modern day silent movie starring Shaun. When we started writing the television series we stuck a picture of Buster Keaton on the studio door.

"I grew up watching slapstick films and some of the jokes have become embedded in my psyche."

And added that the senior team at Aardman had been thinking about running screenings of silent films to help the newer animators develop their skills.

He said one of the reasons he had originally developed Shaun the Sheep as a non-speaking character was because animation with dialogue is time consuming and expensive.

He said: "I thought making him silent would make it cheaper and easier but it makes life more difficult.

"Telling a story through pictures means you can't cut corners. It's very cinematic and involved."

Shaun The Sheep - Party Animals

Thursday, January 27, 2011

'The Guard' Clips & Interview With Brendan Gleeson & Don Cheadle

Irish film 'The Guard' has just won a major distribution deal in the US following its world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival after being picked up by Sony Pictures Classics in a deal worth more than €1 million.

It tells the story of Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Garda with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humour, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.

Below is an interview about the film with Brendon Gleeson, Don Cheadle and director John Michael McDonagh from the Sundance Channel.

Michael Fassbender Joins Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'

Ireland's own Michael Fassbender has just been confirmed as the male lead and will star opposite Noomi Rapace in Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus,' the sci-fi project that was once an Alien prequel incarnation, but is now an original movie that Scott has described as having traces of 'Alien' DNA.

The Kerry man is to play an android, and has been in talks for the role since the project was green lit. Further casting announcements are expected to be announced soon with a large significant role to be played by an actress expected to be either Charlize Theron or Angelina Jolie still to be announced, as well as further male cast additions.

Michael Fassbender Talks What Influenced Him

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

'Hanna' One Sheet & Trailer

One sheet and trailer for director Joe Wright's 'Hanna,' starring Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Jason Flemyng, Tom Hollander and Olivia Williams

Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna's (Saoirse Ronan) upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.

It opens April 8.

'Source Code' One Sheet & International Trailer

Here's the one-sheet for Duncan Jones 'Source Code,' starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life.
With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, "Source Code" is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones ("Moon") also starring Michelle Monaghan ("Eagle Eye," "Due Date"), Vera Farmiga ("Up in the Air," "The Departed"), and Jeffrey Wright ("Quantum of Solace," "Syriana").

It opens April 1, 2011.




Nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Are...

The nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards are below.

'The King's Speech' leads the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards with twelve nods. The Coen Brothers remake of 'True Grit', followed with ten nominations. There is Irish interest in the Best Live Short category, where the Michael Creagh-directed and Damon Quinn-produced 'The Crush' is nominated.

BEST PICTURE:
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Darla K. Anderson, Producer
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions), Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

DIRECTING:
Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
David O. Russell - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
Tom Hooper - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
David Fincher - The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Javier Bardem - Biutiful (Roadside Attractions)
Jeff Bridges - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)
Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
Colin Firth - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
James Franco - 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole (Lionsgate)
Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions)
Natalie Portman - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine (The Weinstein Company)

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Christian Bale - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
John Hawkes - Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions)
Jeremy Renner - The Town (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Mark Ruffalo - The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
Geoffrey Rush - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Amy Adams - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
Melissa Leo - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)
Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom (Sony Pictures Classics)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions), Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Another Year (Sony Pictures Classics), Written by Mike Leigh
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features), Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Biutiful (Roadside Attractions), Mexico
Dogtooth (Kino International), Greece
In a Better World (Sony Pictures Classics), Denmark
Incendies (Sony Pictures Classics), Canada
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (Cohen Media Group), Algeria

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:
How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation), Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
The Illusionist (Sony Pictures Classics), Sylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Lee Unkrich

ART DIRECTION:
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures), Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Matthew Libatique
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Wally Pfister
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Danny Cohen
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Roger Deakins

COSTUME DESIGN:
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Colleen Atwood
I Am Love (Magnolia Pictures), Antonella Cannarozzi
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Jenny Beavan
The Tempest (Touchstone Pictures), Sandy Powell
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Mary Zophres

FILM EDITING:
Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter (Paramount Pictures), Pamela Martin
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Tariq Anwar
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Jon Harris
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Producers Distribution Agency, Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
Gasland (Rooftop Films), Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
Inside Job (Sony Pictures Classics), Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Restrepo (National Geographic Entertainment), Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Waste Land (Arthouse Films), Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

MAKE UP:
EUP:Barney's Version (Sony Pictures Classics), Adrien Morot
The Way Back (Newmarket Films), Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
The Wolfman (Universal Pictures), Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

ORIGINAL SCORE:
How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks Animation), John Powell
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Alexandre Desplat
127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), A.R. Rahman
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

ORIGINAL SONG:
"Coming Home" from Country Strong (Screen Gems), Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
"I See the Light" from Tangled (Walt Disney Pictures), Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
"If I Rise" from 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
"We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

SOUND MIXING:
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company), Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
Salt (Columbia Pictures), Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
The Social Network (Columbia Pictures), Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

SOUND EDITING:
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Richard King
Toy Story 3 (Disney•Pixar), Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures), Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit (Paramount Pictures), Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable (20th Century Fox), Mark P. Stoeckinger

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney Pictures), Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures), Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter (Warner Bros. Pictures), Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures), Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios), Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
Killing in the Name, Nominees to be determined
Poster Girl, Nominees to be determined
Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

ANIMATED SHORT FILM:
Day & Night, Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Let's Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:
The Confession, Tanel Toom
The Crush, Michael Creagh
God of Love, Luke Matheny
Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

For Nomination reactions head here.

Five New 'Sucker Punch' Character Posters

Here are five all-new banners for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, featuring five of the film's leading ladies, including Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung and Jena Malone. The film also stars Carla Gugino, John Hamm, Oscar Isaac and Scott Glenn.

The film has a March 25th release date.




Tobey Maguire Talks About Spider-man Reboot Also Amazing Spider-Man Set Pictures

 
Here is a couple of set pictures from director Marc Webb's Untitled Spider-Man Reboot, currently filming in Los Angeles.

The film opens 3D and 2D theaters on July 3, 2012, and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson, Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse, Chris Zylka and C. Thomas Howell.

Also Tobey Maguire gave his thumbs up on the new suit:









 
Update: More close up pictures of your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man:




Monday, January 24, 2011

Thor Talks Avengers And Other Marvel Film News

Thor himself, actor Chris Hemsworth, gave an update about the Marvel team-up extravaganza 'The Avengers' saying:


In other Marvel news Don Cheadle says that the 'War Machine' movie has a writer but he won't show up in 'Avengers,' saying:


Also T'Challa, a.k.a the Black Panther may join the ranks of Marvel heroes fleshed out on film, according to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Black Panther' is back in development at Marvel, with documentarian Mark Bailey taking up the screen writing duties.

'Rubber' Trailer 2

New trailer for the rather insane 'Rubber' directed by Quentin Dupieux aka Mr. Oizo and starring Stephen Spinella, Roxane Mesquida and Jack Plotnick

'Rubber' is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move.

At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, Rubber is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of no reason.

The 2011 RAZZIE Awards Nominations

Celebrating the worst of 2010, the 2011 Annual RAZZIE Awards Nominations are in and surprisingly 'Fred: The Movie' does not feature in any of the categories:
WORST PICTURE
The Bounty Hunter
The Last Airbender
Sex and the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Film Which Will Not Be Named

WORST ACTOR
Jack Black / Gulliver’s Travels
Gerard Butler /The Bounty Hunter
Ashton Kutcher / Killers and Valentine’s Day
Taylor Lautner / Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Valentine’s Day
Robert Pattinson / Remember Me and Twilight Saga: Eclipse

WORST ACTRESS
Jennifer Aniston / The Bounty Hunter and The Switch
Mylie Cyrus / The Last Song
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis & Cynthia Nixon / Sex & the City 2
Megan Fox / Jonah Hex
Kristen Stewart / Twilight Saga: Eclipse

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Alba / The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete and Valentine’s Day
Cher / Burlesque
Liza Minnelli / Sex & the City 2
Nicola Peltz / The Last Airbender
Barbra Streisand / Little Fockers

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Billy Ray Cyrus / The Spy Next Door
George Lopez / Marmaduke, The Spy Next Door and Valentine’s Day
Dev Patel / The Last Airbender
Jackson Rathbone / The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Rob Schneider / Grown Ups

WORST EYE-GOUGING MIS-USE Of 3-D

Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Nutcracker 3-D
Saw 3-D

WORST SCREEN COUPLE / WORST SCREEN ENSEMBLE

Jennifer Aniston & Gerard Butler / The Bounty Hunter
Josh Brolin’s Face & Megan Fox’s Accent / Jonah Hex
The Entire Cast of The Last Airbender
The Entire Cast of Sex & The City 2
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Eclipse

WORST DIRECTOR
Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer / The Film Which Will Not Be Named
Michael Patrick King / Sex & The City 2
M. Night Shyamalan / The Last Airbender
David Slade / Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Sylvester Stallone / The Expendables

WORST SCREENPLAY
The Last Airbender
Little Fockers
Sex & the City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Film Which Will Not Be Named

WORST PREQUEL, REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL
Clash Of The Titans
The Last Airbender
Sex & The City 2
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Film Which Will Not Be Named

Matthew Vaughn Talks 'X-Men: First Class'

Matthew Vaughn chatted to EW about 'X-Men: First Class:'
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How would you describe First Class to the uninitiated?
MATTHEW VAUGHN: The best way of describing it is X-Men meets Bond, with a little bit of Thirteen Days thrown in for good measure. It’s set in the ’60s, and I basically molded a young Magneto on a young Sean Connery. He’s the ultimate spy — imagine Bond, but with superpowers.

If Magneto is Bond, then what about Charles Xavier?
You’re seeing Xavier become a professor. For me, Magneto is the good guy in the film, but he’s a sort of a good bad guy. He literally kicks off the movie, and Xavier goes along on the ride trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and trying to persuade Erik that you don’t have to kill everyone.

I know you’re under tight restrictions about what you can reveal regarding the plot, but, well, what else can you say?
In the beginning of the film, no one knows that mutants exist, and all the mutants don’t know that each other exist. They’re all in hiding. Kevin Bacon plays a very megalomaniac mutant [Sebastian Shaw] who decides that he can take over the world and that mutants are the future. Erik and Charles then meet each other and hook up with the CIA to try and prevent World War III. You find out everything about what went on between Erik and Charles.
And there are flashbacks with Erik and Charles as young children?
They’re not flashbacks — we start there. It starts in 1942, and then works its way up to 1962.

Did you have any concerns about how, no matter what you do, you may anger some of the die-hard fans?
Yeah, but I could tell those fans that they’re wrong. One thing about the X-Men world is that, if you know your X-Men universe, every writer reinvented the storyline. I did my research, and none of the histories of the characters make any sense. Each writer just totally changed the history to make their plot work. So I can quite safely say that X-Men has a history of reinventing its history for the sake of the plot.

Is the movie related at all to the First Class comics?
Not really. There are a lot of nods to the X-Men world and the X-Men movies, but it’s definitely its own beast.
Update: James McAvoy Shows Off His Patrick Stewart Impression:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Is Sam Raimi Returning To 'The Evil Dead'?

Sam Raimi is reportedly considering producing an 'Evil Dead' reboot according to Rob Tapert, the pair are looking to return to the Evil Dead franchise.
"It's possible; we're looking at a script this month," Tapert said about an Evil Dead reboot.

Aadding: "What's interesting about Evil Dead is very few people saw it in the format we made it for, which is for the theatre... I think Sam wants to embrace the ultimate experience in gruelling terror and see it remade for a proper theatrical experience."
We at flicks news still want the 'Evil Dead 4' but if Raimi himself helms the remake with James Franco as Ash we would happy.