“Tucker & Dale VS. Evil” is a surprisingly original horror comedy that will rival most major studio releases. With no big-name stars or huge budget, the film is on its way to becoming a cult classic.
Deconstructing the slasher genre, “Tucker & Dale VS. Evil” is about two best friends mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies. What follows next is a gory comedy of errors that has a great big heart. Read More...
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I Hate to Say It But I Told You So! Anne Hathaway's Feral, Ear-licious Catwoman Outfit and Other "Dark Knight Rises" Tales!
So about a month ago, I defended Anne Hathaway's Catwoman outfit for "The Dark Knight Rises," by saying, stop whining, her costume has a purpose!
And voila! It really has a purpose! And Hathaway looks hot in it! (Check out my interview with the actress for "One Day" where we talked briefly about her costume, she did give me a clawing gesture though)
Now, we can see those pointy cat ears that many fans were decrying for its supposed absence! I'm not going to repeat how I found out, but all I could say was...I TOLD YOU SO!
Christopher Nolan is one of the best contemporary directors working today, so do not, ever doubt him again!
Also in "The Dark Knight Rises" news, the giant orb of villain Bane (Tom Hardy currently starring in "Warrior" which you all should see right now!) is in full display! Click here to see the close-up pictures. And check the video below:
I thought "The Dark Knight" was among the best movies of the past decade, and so I'm looking forward to seeing the threequel for the complete trilogy! "The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters July 2012 also starring Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the honorees of the 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards. Here's the list of who will be honored:
*** Christopher Plummer ("Beginners") -- Hollywood Supporting Actor Award (He's truly excellent in the film! Check out my interviews with "Beginners" director Mike Mills, and Ewan McGregor.)
*** Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("50/50") -- Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award (Hasn't he broken through before?)
*** Jessica Chastain ("Coriolanus," "The Debt," "The Help," "Take Shelter," and "The Tree of Life") -- Hollywood Breakthrough Actress Award (I still stand-by my theory that Chastain is America's answer to Cate Blanchett -- I love this actress! Check out my interview with her for "The Debt")
*** Felicity Jones ("Like Crazy") -- New Hollywood Award
*** "The Help" cast -- Hollywood Ensemble Award (yes, yes, yes!)
*** "Rango" -- Hollywood Animation Award (very deserving!)
*** Emmanuel Lubezki ("The Tree of Life") -- Hollywood Cinematographer Award
*** Stephen Mirrione ("The Ides of March") -- Hollywood Editor Award
*** James Murakami ("J. Edgar") -- Hollywood Production Designer Award
*** Scott Farrar ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon") -- Hollywood Visual Effects Award
More honorees will be announced over the next few weeks. The Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24th.
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Deadline is reporting that Justin Timberlake has just signed on to star in "Spinning Gold," a biopic of the co-founder of Casablanca Records, 1970s record producer Neil Bogart.
Timberlake will also serve as a producer on the movie, a first for the multi-tasker. The singer-actor will produce the film along with Bogart's sons, Timothy Scott and Evan "Kidd." TV producer Gary Randall will also produce "Spinning Gold." Timberlake's manager, Rick Yorn, will act as the executive producer.
The script is written by Tim Bogart and "tells the rags-to-riches story of Neil Bogart, a dirt-poor Jewish kid from Brooklyn who went on to become a multimillionaire and help define 1970s pop culture with his Casablanca label that launched the careers of such superstars as KISS, Parliament, Donna Summer, and The Village People."
I remember Casablanca Records as a child, so this is a great reminder of that fabulous 70s decade! This is also right up Timberlake's alley, so I think the actor-singer will be able to breathe life into the biopic of Neil Bogart.
Start dusting off your 70s dancing boots!
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"The Lion King" remained the king of the box-office jungle for the second week. The Walt Disney reissue beat out Brad Pitt and a sweet dolphin to climb to the top. "The Lion King" remained the No. 1 movie in America with $22.1 million. So far, the film has taken $61.7 million since its re-release.
The Brad Pitt Oscar-bait, "Moneyball" debuted at No. 2 with $20.6 million. Based on the book by Michael Lewis, the author who gave us the previous Oscar-bait "The Blind Side," "Moneyball" became the biggest baseball movie ever to open! (Chris Pratt talks about "Moneyball")
Meanwhile, "Dolphin Tale" was saddled with a strong family film competition with "The Lion King" reissue but still managed to garner solid business with $20.3 million, debuting at No. 3. I enjoyed "Dolphin Tale" so I'm hoping families will get to experience the film in the next coming weeks. (Check out my "Dolphin Tale" movie review right here)
Exclusive "Dolphin Tale" Interviews (Click the names to see full interviews):
HARRY CONNICK JR.
NATHAN GAMBLE & COZI ZUEHLSDORFF (THE KIDS)
AUSTIN STOWELL (KYLE)
DIRECTOR CHARLES MARTIN SMITH
Taylor Lautner's first solo starring role, "Abduction," debuted at No. 4 with $11.2 million. Not the greatest opening, but Lionsgate should be able to recoup its investment with the action-thriller.
Exclusive "Abduction" Intreviews (Click the names to see full interviews)
ALFRED MOLINA & SIGOURNEY WEAVER
DIRECTOR JOHN SINGLETON
Past weekend's other big release was "Killer Elite" starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro. The action thriller landed at No. 5 with $9.5 million. (Check out my interview with the female lead, Yvonne Strahovski, right here)
Here's the Top 10 List of Box-Office films for weekend of Sept. 23rd:
1. "The Lion King," $22.1 million
2. "Moneyball," $20.6 million
3. "Dolphin Tale," $20.3 million
4. "Abduction," $11.2 million
5. "Killer Elite," $9.5 million
6. "Contagion," $8.6 million
7. "Drive," $5.8 million
8. "The Help," $4.4 million
9. "Straw Dogs," $2.1 million
10. "I Don't Know How She Does It," $2.05 million
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