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There’s a new trailer out for Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street. Okay, so its the same as the old trailer, just shorter. But there is somebody speaking Japanese in it, and as we know, Japanese trailers are always better!
China is (pun not intended) seeing red. It turns out that the new movie industry superpower apparently didn’t ban Despicable Me 2 from the country as reports have stated much to China’s ire. No, it appears that they just didn’t think the film would be good enough to make any money so they never bothered giving it one of the quota slots reserved for foreign films. Despicable Me 2 currently sitting on a worldwide gross of just short of $600 million off a $76 million budget.
X-Men: First Class director Bryan Singer recently appeared at Fantasia International Film Fest in Montreal, Canada and got very chatty. JoBlo was on hand to capture all the details as Singer spoke about everything from how he prepared for making the first X-Men movie (watched every single episode of the 90’s X-Men cartoon), why Russell Crowe didn’t get the role of Wolverine (Crowe wanted Logan to be bald?!), what he thinks of Man of Steel (Henry Cavill is charming), what he thinks of X3: The Last Stand (hated that they killed Cyclops), how he [THE WOLVERINE SPOILER ALERT!] could possibly bring Professor Xavier back to life again[END SPOILER] plus much more.
There’s a new red-band featurette out for Kick-Ass 2, and it features everything you expect from a kickass movie: gaudy costumes, cheesy dialogue and Hit Girl somehow still being cute while chopping off people’s hands.
Man, us film reviewers sure are a thorough bunch. When we kill a film, we kill it dead. Disney CFO Jay Rasulo has revealed that the company is preparing to lose lose $190 million on The Lone Ranger. Mother-effing ouch! Rasulo, in the greatest understatement since somebody referred to Johnny Depp as just a little crazy, said that they were “disappointed” in the film’s performance.
Relax folks, the question that’s been keeping you up all night has finally been answered. Amanda Seyfried, star of Lovelace, the biopic of 70’s porn icon Linda Lovelace, has finally revealed at a recent premiere of the film, the answer to the question that’s been chewing at your thoughts ever since you first heard of this movie.
“No, I did not have to learn how to deep throat for the film.”
She and the rest of the cast also revealed some other stuff, but really, that’s what you all probably came here for, right?
This new Anchorman 2 cover for Entertainment Weekly is kind of a big deal.
Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow’s been chatting about his proposed X-Force movie and basically it’s going to be a brick. No, I don’t necessarily mean it will be bad, but rather that he wants it to be “grey” and “edgy”. Get it? Because bricks are grey and have edges and this joke is really not my best work, so I’m just going to shut up now.
“I’m very deep into it. I can’t really say much as Fox has asked me not to but, again, it’s not a reboot or reimagining of the X cinematic universe. Tonally it will fit in, quite well with all the other movies… but then I think the other movies cover a wide range of tones. It’s certainly not going to be tonally similar to Kick-Ass. I hope it will have what fans of X-Force will expect. I think it will be a little edgier, I think you’ll see some characters with different takes on what it means to be a mutant. There will be some grey areas that the movies haven’t yet been explored. It won’t be as “overt.” This movie is more about the grey areas in between. I’m going to take some big ideas from the X-universe and flip them, I think in an interesting way. It’s hard to talk about that, though, without being specific. I probably shouldn’t have even talked about that at all because I can’t get into the specifics but I will say it’s similar to Kick-Ass 2 in that it wasn’t an open assignment, it wasn’t “We’re going to make an X-Force movie, who’s interested? Here’s what the movie’s going to be.” When Mark [Millar] got the job with Fox I said “The first movie you guys should make is an X-Force movie and here’s how you should do it.” And that got him excited, and that got the studio excited and that’s the movie I’m writing”
Lena Headey is a badass. She’s faced down Judge Dredd with nothing but a sneer and a scar, and I’m sure that marital tiffs around the Leonidus household was never easy. So really, when she turns a cooking utensil into a deadly weapon like in this new very John Carpenter-esque clip for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, should we really be surprised?
Looks like Sam Rockwell may just be scaring up his next big role, and it has to do with a creepy girl on TV. No, he’s not gonna appear on an episode of Honey Boo Boo, but Rockwell is apparently eyeing the lead role in the Sam Raimi produced Poltergeist remake/sequel. He’s currently director Gil “Monster House” Kenan’s top pick, so the choice is his if wants it. If he does, he’ll be playing “the patriarch of the Bowen family… whose lives are uprooted when youngest daughter Madison is abducted by supernatural forces that trap her in the netherworld between life and death.”
If the internet has taught me anything, it’s don’t ever click on any links that Geoff from our sister-site Lazygamer sends me (I will never look at a pair of red socks the same way again). Also, it’s taught me that no matter how brilliant something is, there will always be somebody doing something stupid in it. This rule applies to movies as well, which is exactly why CollegeHumur could put together this list of 7 Dumbest Scenes in Otherwise Great Movies.
And we end off today’s events with this very important life lessons: In life, there are no guarantees. Unless you hang out with Denzel Washington.
Last Updated: August 7, 2013
August 7, 2013 at 17:49
You can always rely on Den-zel.
August 8, 2013 at 00:47
Mundane – Muggle – Difference?