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In case you didn't know, Tom Hanks is reteaming with director Steven Spielberg for a fourth time after previously working together on Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal. Two out of three isn't bad, and now the next film on the way is something completely different, a Cold War drama that has been referred to as St. James Place but is officially untitled as of now. The film follows the negotiation to recovering a captured pilot from behind enemy lines. But it's not a battlefield drama as this particular fight was waged by lawyer James Donovan. That's who Hanks is playing, and we have a first look below.
This holiday season we've seen a couple of amazing pieces of artwork commemorating Home Alone (one from Mondo and another from artist Matt Ryan) and also a beautiful print paying tribute to the classic It's a Wonderful Life. Now we've just stumbled upon another wonderful original piece of artwork that honors another holiday movie that millions watch each and every year. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation chronicles one of the most insane and hilarious family holiday gatherings the big screen has ever seen, and now the Griswold family is immortalized on this amazing poster by Rich Davies. See it below!
Most know Alan Rickman as the mysterious potions master Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise or Hans Gruber in Die Hard, but did you know that he occasionally directs movies? Well, until now, he had only directed one film, but now he's delivered his sophomore effort with A Little Chaos, a period romance that is about as British as any film can be. Fancy costumes, eloquent language, and the riveting clash between an architect (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a landscape designer (Kate Winslet) who work together in building one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles in 17th Century France. But there's romance on the horizon! Doesn't sound all that compelling, but maybe it's good? Watch below!
Well, the good news bear just keep on delivering us sweet, sweet honey! Yesterday, following Sony Pictures' decision to pull The Interview from release on Christmas Day (with no plans to release the film on VOD or home video in the near future either), the Alamo Drafthouse revealed they were still going to have a little fun at North Korea's expense with a screening of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's comedy Team America: World Police, which features Kim Jong-un's father Kim Jong-il as a lonely puppet villain. This was only happening at the Dallas/Forth Worth theater, however, Deadline reports that the screening is canceled.
If the blockbuster action of giant monsters fighting human-controlled robots didn't do anything for you in Pacific Rim, then you might be a little more interested in director Guillermo del Toro returning to the horror genre with Crimson Peak. Taking the terror back to a period setting, this haunted house tale is one of our 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015. And now we finally have a first look at the film with a photo featuring star Jessica Chastain. The film looks gothic through and through, and if you saw del Toro's tour of the gallery experience at Comic-Con over the summer, that should come as no surprise. Look below now!
"Would you be surprised if I told you that the Navy has credited you with over 160 kills?" Bradley Cooper has been the focus of some major awards buzz for his turn in Clint Eastwood's modern war drama American Sniper, based on the true story of a Navy SEAL sniper. And while there's plenty of praise in this trailer, I have to say that performances are about the only thing worth commending. Otherwise, the film feels artificial (especially in the use of a rival enemy sniper), lacks subtlety, and doesn't cover any material that we haven't seen in films like Born on the Fourth of July or Saving Private Ryan. But judge for yourself.
We've featured some cool retrospective videos looking back at the films of 2014, like Sleepy Skunk's 2014 Movie Trailer Mash-Up and Nick Bosworth's Final Cut 2014. The next video we're featuring is a little more selective about the films used in a montage called The Best of Cinema 2014. There's actually only 30 films on display here, and that's because it's inspired by Moviejerk's Top 30 Films of 2014 (which hasn't been published yet). Now be prepared, because there are some films here released back in 2013 in the United States, but Moviejerk is based in the United Kingdom, so Spike Jonze's Her made the cut. Watch!
Throughout the year, we've featured some cool artwork from Poster Posse hyping up films like Disney's Big Hero 6, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. But the latest efforts of artists paying tribute to films with their incredible art work is for a film that hit theaters decades ago. You may not realize it, but this year is the 35th anniversary of Alien, the sci-fi horror classic that introduced us to terrifying xenomorphs and the tough-as-nails Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), and Poster Posse has just rounded up some awesome pieces for the film's anniversary, and we've posted our favorites below. Look!
If you're a Star Wars fan, then you're undoubtedly familiar with the infamously terrible holiday special from decades ago. Thankfully, Lucasfilm has never decided to dabble in that territory again, but they do send out some pretty cool holiday cards. This year, they posted a little animated short for their card featuring everyone's favorite astromech droid R2-D2 and the mischievous new droid Chopper from the animated series "Star Wars: Rebels." But what this card really needs is some BB-8, the ball droid who's name was just revealed with other characters from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer.
If the "12 Skills of Christmas" wasn't enough to whet your appetite of the forthcoming ass-kicking coming from Liam Neeson in Taken 3 in a few weeks, then here's a new featurette to lay out what will hopefully be the final film in the franchise. If the first trailer for the action thriller didn't explain things to you simply enough, this one lays it out for grade-school brains to understand. Bryan Mills is on the run this time, after he's found with the body of his wife (Famke Janssen). The CIA, FBI, police and all are on his trail. But remember those skills he has? Those are helpful, especially when it comes to cutting down those in pursuit.
After teaming up with Red Granite to get the sequel Dumb & Dumber To off the ground, Deadline reports Jim Carrey is getting ready to reteam with the production banner for a new project. Deep Cover is a new comedy that was just picked up by Red Granite from an original pitch by Johnny Rosenthal, an up and coming writer who has a project called The Three Tenors in development at Lionsgate, a comedy called Iron Jack at Sony, and his work on Bad Santa 2 at Dimension. Unfortunately, the plot of this new original pitch is being kept under wraps, but it's likely a comedic approach to an undercover cop situation. More below!
Briefly: For those who didn't know, 20th Century Fox and New Regency were developing a thriller starring Steve Carell. We heard about this project back in October, but details were sparse on the story other than that it was a paranoia thriller. Now new details have emerged, but only because the project has been scrapped entirely. Deadline reports the film that was going to begin production in March, but the setting of the film was North Korea. And due to the recent uproar of threats to the US from the country due to the comedy The Interview, which has resulted in the film being pulled from theaters, the project is now dead.
Even though we're already looking forward to the films coming in 2015, we've only just begun looking back at all the films that piqued our interest in 2014. We've been looking back at the year in cinema with plenty of retrospective videos, but now we want to add a personal touch by revealing what we really loved about the movies this year. As 2014 gets closer to the end, we'll count down our favorite films of the year, but I want to kick things off by revealing my picks for the 15 Best Official Movie Posters of 2014. Like our movie picks, this is purely subjective, but I'm confident that I've picked some of the most beautiful posters. Look!
Yesterday, a message from the hackers responsible for releasing tons of documents, e-mails and more from Sony Pictures threatened actual violence yesterday to any theaters showing the controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview when it's slated to hit the big screen on Christmas Day. In response to the threat this morning, and given the blessing by Sony themselves, most of the major theater chains across the country announced that they wouldn't be showing the film. Now Deadline reports that Sony has sent out a press release to scrap the holiday release of the film entirely for now. More below!