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A faithful heart makes wishes come true. This might end up being a groundbreaking deal, but only time will tell. NY Times / Variety are reporting on a deal made between The Weinstein Company and Netflix wherein the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon due out next year will be released in both IMAX and on Netflix the same day. The sequel is titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Destiny and includes Michelle Yeoh returning as Shu Lien, along with newcomer Donnie Yen in a lead role as well as "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. A few first look shots were included, confirming an August 2015 release date.
"You were a movie star, remember?" Are you ready for the return of the Birdman? Not much longer now. Fox Searchlight has debuted the first full TV spot (via ComingSoon) for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman, starring Michael Keaton as actor Riggan Thomson, who once played Birdman the comic book superhero in a series of movies. To put it simply – this is the movie of the fall season, the one everyone will be talking about, the one everyone will be seeing, it's one of the best of the year hands down. Even Edgar Wright raved about it: "A dazzling tightrope walk of cinema". There is one great joke ruined in this TV spot already, but the screech and the rest of it is awesome. Can't wait to go back for another round of Birdman. Take a look!
If you're a big fan of Pixar Animation, then you likely stumbled upon The Pixar Theory last year, an ingenious idea fleshed out by Jon Negroni and was spread around like crazy thanks to sites like BuzzFeed. The theory figured out a way to tie all the narratives of each and every Pixar Animation story into the same universe from Toy Story to Brave and everything in between. While this undoubtedly wasn't the intention of the filmmakers, the fact that someone took the time to figure out a way to connect these films, and it all eerily makes perfect sense, is pretty cool. Previously, this theory was only explained in a lengthy, text timeline. But for the lazier folks out there, a video is now available explaining everything visually. Watch!
The cast of Magic Mike XXL has already added some actresses with Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Amber Heard joining returning stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias. Now production has begun, and along with the announcement of principal photography, a few new cast members have been revealed along with an official synopsis for the sequel arriving next summer. Donald Glover, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Strahan will all have roles in the film that will be directed by Gregory Jacobs, producer of the first film. Read on!
Just last week, a rumor was going around the Star Trek 3 might try to get William Shatner back into the franchise he helped make a pop culture icon with some kind of cameo role that would team him up with Leonard Nimoy again reprising his role as Mr. Spock. Director Roberto Orci wouldn't confirm or deny the possibility, but now, thinking that the cat was officially let out of the bag, Shatner himself has gone and confirmed the potential return of Captain James T. Kirk. Speaking at Wizard World Nashville (via Trek Movie), Shatner was asked about his involvement in the new sequel, and explained how the role came up.
It's been over a week since Kevin Smith's peculiar horror endeavor Tusk hit theaters, and the film hasn't been a hit in any sense of the word. The film starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Michael Parks currently sits with a disappointing 42% on Rotten Tomatoes and has only pulled in just over $1.4 million at the box office. However, Kevin Smith revealed in his Hollywood Babble-On podcast on Friday (via The Wrap) that his box office bomb has somehow secured financing for him to be able to make Clerks 3 for his fans. This comes after The Weinstein Company agreed to distribute the sequel, but not fund production.
Tomorrow, the charming and delicious indie comedy Chef arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD, and as one of my favorite films of the year at the midpoint of 2014, I wholeheartedly recommend you check it out (but not on an empty stomach). And for those of you who already saw the film and know about the tasty dishes made in the film, especially the Cuban sandwiches that Jon Favreau's character takes on the road with his son and John Leguizamo, there's hope that you might be able to literally get a taste of what they serve in the film. If Favreau has his way, he would love to open a Chef-themed restaurant over in Los Angeles. More below!
"A hallucinatory comic vision." Love that quote. Whether or not you're familiar with Jacques Tati's films this is a must see trailer for a must see film. Tati's 1967 visual masterpiece Playtime was recently restored in 4K high definition (happening more and more often with classic films) and will be re-released this fall as part of BFI Southbank's Jacques Tati season in London. As explained by Empire: "intricate, incisive and inspirational, [Playtime is] a 70mm delight that was the much-loved director's most ambitious project, featuring a gigantic set built exactly to his instructions." You can read more about Playtime here. If the high def footage in this trailer is any indication, it's going to look magnificent on the big screen. Don't miss out.
With the release of Interstellar just over a month away, it's getting to the point that we don't want to see anymore footage from what will be Christopher Nolan's longest film to date. Now with a running time of 169 minutes, it will surely be hard to spoil the whole film with trailers and TV spots, but this feels like the kind of film that you want to know as little about as possible. Having said that, we know there are some people out there who are hungry for every last bit of footage they can find, so we're giving you five new TV spots that just arrived. We know there's new footage, but we're not watching. The choice is yours. Watch?
This past weekend, The Skeleton Twins hit limited theaters, the indie comedy sensation starring "Saturday Night Live" veterans Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The film is a big specialty box office hit, and this was one of my favorite films from the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. If this movie is playing anywhere near you, go see it immediately. In the meantime, check out what happened with a local new reporter mistook The Skeleton Twins for a different movie that Wiig starred in. Thankfully, Hader and Wiig were good sports about the mistake (as was the reporter) and the rest of us win due to laughter. Watch!
As the actress is making headlines in her new position as Women's Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, Emma Watson is showing no signs of slowing down her acting career. The Harry Potter franchise star was just seen in Noah earlier this year and she has the thriller Regression with Ethan Hawke and the musical La La Land with Miles Teller on the way. Now Deadline reports the British actress is starring in Colonia, a new thriller set in Chile during a military coup in 1973. She will star with Daniel Bruhl (Rush) as a young couple who become entangled in the military conflict in South America. Read on!
It's been two years since we saw the first trailer for the thriller The Loft, a remake of a 2008 Belgian film of the same name that assembles and interesting cast that includes Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts. But the film has been delayed for awhile now, and it sounds like that's because it's not very good. The film was shot in 2011, picked up by Warner Bros. genre arm Dark Castle in 2012, but never hit theaters, was tossed to Universal and expected to hit theaters this year. The latest we've heard is the long-delayed film will arrive early next year in January, and a new international trailer has just surfaced showing off more of the saucy thriller on the way. Watch?