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Sadly, the Sundance selected coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now hasn't been getting tons of acclaim on the awards circuit, but the film is worth your time, especially because of the amazing performances from Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The latter star will be seen next spring in the adaptation of Divergent, but before that, we'll see her at Sundance again with White Bird in a Blizzard, based on the novel of the same name by Laura Kaischke. The story follows a teenager's life as her mother (Eva Green) suddenly disappears, and there's some kind of surreal, dream element to the narrative in this teaser trailer.
This morning the remake machine in Hollywood landed on The Naked Gun starring Ed Helms as Detective Frank Drebin, and now another one has just popped up as well. Variety reports 20th Century Fox is developing a remake of the 1974 Sidney Lumet mystery Murder on the Orient Express, an adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1934 novel of the same name. Ridley Scott is producing with Simon Kinberg (writer of X-Men: Days of Future Past and Sherlock Holmes) and Mark Gordon, but he has no intention of directing it, and there's no writers yet. A remake of the Oscar nominated adaptation would have a lot to live up to.
"We have plans for you, Peter Parker." Following the epic first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and today's news of an expanded universe that will include spin-off films for Venom and The Sinister Six, a new international trailer for the sequel has arrived with tons of new footage we haven't seen yet. It starts off light and funny with Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) trying to hide his hero duties from Aunt May (Sally Field), but then we get into the meat of the sequel with all the villains, including a taunting new voiceover line that seems to be from Chris Cooper as Norman Osborne. Plus, we get a better taste of the face-off between Spidey and Electro (Jamie Foxx) in Times Square that was teased at Comic-Con this year. Watch!
This year Simon Pegg saw some big action in both Star Trek Into Darkness and the conclusion of The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy in The World's End. Now he's toning it down a bit in a lower profile comedy called A Fantastic Fear of Everything. The film has already seen release in the United Kingdom, and now it's headed to the United States. Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills directs this film about a children's author-turned-crime-novelist whose deep research into gruesome Victorian era murders has made him an insomniac, fearful mess who finds himself on the run from an actual serial killer. Watch now!
We've been following Joe Lynch's action fantasy comedy Knights of Badassdom for a couple years now, and audiences have been awaiting the film's release since it was teased at Comic-Con in 2011. Since then, there have been some problems behind the scenes regarding the final cut and completion of the film, but Entertainment One still picked up the film for distribution over the summer. We're not sure if the conflict between Lynch and the producers was worked out, but a new teaser for the film featuring Ryan Kwanten, Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Community's Danny Pudi and Margarita Levieva will hit theaters and arrives in limited theaters in January. It's about time! Watch it!
Following the announcement of the nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, the first promos for the awards ceremony coming in January have arrived, complete with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler getting ready for the glamorous event. Earlier this fall, we learned Fey and Poehler were slated to host in 2014 and 2015, and these promos prove why we're glad to have them around again, especially following their stellar performance as hosts last year. Honestly, we'd be fine if Poehler and Fey would host every single awards ceremony from here on out. And then we could clone them so they never leave us. Watch below!
After Leslie Nielsen passed away in November of 2010, we thought we'd seen the last of Detective Frank Drebin. But if the last ten years have proven anything, it's that Hollywood loves bringing things back from the dead. No, Paramount Pictures isn't digging up Nielsen's body for a strange experiment, but they are developing a remake of the spoof franchise The Naked Gun, which featured Nielsen playing the skilled but bumbling detective. Variety reports The Hangover franchise and We're the Millers star Ed Helms will play Drebin in a new film written by "Reno 911!" creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Read on!
When the first trailer for The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz was release, it went by the title Hercules: The Legend Begins. But apparently Summit Entertainment liked the new title better. If it feels like this film is being marketed very quickly, you're right. The first trailer just arrived over a couple weeks ago, and now a second full theatrical trailer is here. The film was picked up for distribution and set for a very early release swiftly, so the film is getting pushed fast and hard before arriving in just under a month. It still looks generic, and we doubt Lutz has the power to make this a success, but that's just January for you.
We've already know that the universe for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is expanding, beginning with the forthcoming sequel, especially after the trailer teased three villains. Well, it turns out the Spidey's comic book world will get even bigger on the big screen, and not just within the sequels of The Amazing Spider-Man film series. Today, Sony announced two new spin-offs called Venom and The Sinister Six, and it's pretty easy to discern just what those two projects will focus on. However, it won't be Marc Webb who directs these films, though he is part of a brain trust to expand the world of Spidey on the big screen.
Right now the Coen Brothers are enjoying quite a bit of acclaim for their folk music flick Inside Llewyn Davis, but they've already got their eyes on what could be their next film, and it could reunite them with an actor from their past. Speaking with Thompson on Hollywood, Joel and Ethan Coen were asked about a rumored project called Hail Caesar, a comedy with George Clooney. Joel had some good news saying, "We’ve been working on that one. There’s a good chance that would be next." Ethan added, "It’s about the movie business and life and religion and faith. Faith and the movie business. It’s still George.” More below!
In what might have been an accidental reveal after being woken up with a nomination for a Golden Globe for the Showtime series "House of Lies," actor Don Cheadle has revealed that he will be popping up in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. USA Today (via ScreenCrush) spoke with the actor this morning who said that he was heading to a production meeting for the Marvel sequel after he got off the phone with the newspaper. We don't know if Colonel James Rhodes will suit up as War Machine or Iron Patriot to help out Iron Man and The Avengers, but this is good news since his presence in the first assembly was missed. More below!
It doesn't get much more lazy than this. Sure, we've dealt with isolated, small area films like Buried, but this is getting ridiculous. The first trailer for a film called Freezer just debuted starring Derbal McDillet Dylan McDermott. And unless you're in a coma, you probably already guessed that the film is about a guy, who is stuck in a freezer. But this isn't just any freezer. It's a restaurant walk-in freezer. Of course, he has know idea why he's there at first, but then learns some stuff about the Russian mob, and blah, blah, blah. This seems like the perfect time to announce my own new film Desk, which features me stuck at work for eight hours. I'm writing it as we speak. Should be done any day now. Watch the trailer below for a good laugh.
After winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film with his animated documentary Waltz with Bashir in 2008, director Ari Folman is reaching back into history with another animated project. Deadline has word that Folman is working on an animated film following the life and iconic diary of Anne Frank. Apparently this is the first time filmmakers have been granted full access to all the archives of the Anne Frank Fonds Basel, founded in 1963 by Anne’s father Otto Frank. Though everyone knows Frank's story, the last prominent big screen version happened in 1959 with The Diary of Anne Frank, so now is the time.
It's Chronicle meets Super 8 in this new found footage sci-fi adventure called Earth to Echo from director Dave Green. We're not sure how this project has gone unnoticed, but maybe that's to the film's advantage. After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. For anyone who might have been disappointed by Super 8, this might be the film for you. See the trailer below!