Morgan Freeman is a busy man. The film legend is still hard at work, hitting that PR trail in support of his new movie Now You See Me. I guess he didn’t get enough sleep or at the very most didn’t find Michael Caine interesting enough (sorry, Caine. I find you interesting!) that he fell asleep mid-interview. I wonder if he was dreaming of Caine was reading him a bed time story and that’s why he went into full-on nap mode…
Props to Freeman who even woke up and without skipping a beat, feigned interest.
VIDEO OF MORGAN FREEMAN FALLING ASLEEP MID-INTERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP:
No, it’s not déjà vu you’re experiencing. Rachel McAdams is indeed in another time-traveling movie.
Going back to a similar route of 2009′s The Time Traveler’s Wife, McAdams stars in About Time with Domhnall Gleeson, a story about a family secret that gives Gleeson’s character the ability to relive the past and try things differently until he gets them perfectly right.
You can guess what happens here. Gleeson’s character uses his special gift to win the heart of a woman named Mary (McAdams). But because things are never perfect, he finds that true love is hard to perfect even with multiple chances.
It’s a wonder why a talented actress like McAdams will go down a similar route once again. But considering the fact that she gets to work with Oscar-nominated director Richard Curtis (the mastermind behind movies Notting Hill, Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral), there’s a good chance she jumped at the opportunity just for him.
But unlike the cheesiness that was The Time Traveler’s Wife, this movie actually looks pretty good. Who can really pass off a bond between Domhnall Gleeson and Bill Nighy? If anyone’s keeping track, that’s Bill Weasley AND Rufus Scrimgeour from the Harry Potter movies!
Moms are the best. They make you awesome food (always with love), they begrudgingly do your laundry for you (but you know they like it because it means you’re back home) and sometimes, they’re a great source for comedy (whether they know it or not). Take for example, YouTuber pixelspersecond‘s mom who has never seen The Matrix before until now. Watch as she tries to recount the plot after seeing it once. *Spoilers: Leonardo DiCaprio makes an appearance. Considering how mind blowing The Matrix was back in 1999, she did a pretty good job. She even got the red pill/blue pill part.
Doesn’t it make you want to hug your mom and go watch Inception together?
The official trailer for directon Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring is out and it’s full of amazing one-liners. From “Girls, it’s time for you Adderall?” to “What did Lindsay say?”, the movie based on the real story of teenage thieves stealing from Hollywood’s most recognizable faces looks amazing.
I might as well congratulate Coppola for getting Emma Watson to perfectly imitate your run-of-the-mill snarky, over-priviledged American teenager, complete with that annoying rich people drawl. I wonder how many hours of Laguna Beach, The Hills, or Paris Hilton’s The Simple Life did Watson have to watch to develop it?
Speaking of Hilton, the socialite gets a special name drop as the British actress nonchalantly says, “C’mon. Let’s go to Paris’. I want to rob.”
Oh, kids these days. How else are you suppose to live out your long boring hours of being rich and fabulous? By committing a little bit of crime, I suppose.
While watching a good movie with friends is nice way to spend time, there’s nothing like a bad movie night to really make some magical friendship moments. No one ever wants to kill the vibe with their talking while watching a good movie, but everyone will want to hear your vitriolic thoughts as the dumbest plot point happens out of nowhere. Just in case you’re hoping to set up your own bad movie night, here are 5 bad movies that are so bad but so good that you need to watch them. Now.
5. Mortal Kombat
When it first came out in 1995, Mortal Kombat was the shit. Looking back, you can tell just how bad the graphics are and how terribly melodramatic the characters are. But who cares? Scorpio had snake-like blades coming out from his hands. Badass.
4. Spice World
As a kid growing up with a Spice Girls poster on my wall, THIS IS A CLASSIC. I really didn’t understand why no one wanted to watch Spice World with me during my first year of university so I could use it as source material for a Spice Girls essay I was working on (I got an A in case you were wondering). While the scene where the girls meet the aliens randomly in the woods was awful, the shot of the bus jumping over the Tower Bridge is a cinematic masterpiece. Girl Power!
3. Any Twilight Movie
While I’m a huge fan of rom-coms, this video by Jeff Wysaski (a.k.a. pleatedjeans) nails every rom-com trope out there (right down to Colin Firth!). It’s not to say you should stop watching them all together but the best rom-coms have either used these tropes to their advantage or try to avoid them a la 500 Days of Summer.
For those non-believers out there, I suggest reading Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) or watching her show The Mindy Project as she breaks down her favourite movie-genre.
May 24th has officially been marked on my calendar.
The first trailer for the final instalment of the hilarious Hangover trilogy has hit the internet, and it has everything any fan could ask for: Chow, cock fighting, Tijuana AND Vegas, car chases, and of course, plenty of hilarious one liners courtesy of my favourite Wolfpack member, Alan. Oh, and don’t forget the smouldering blue eyes of Bradley Cooper AKA the sexiest man alive.
If you aren’t looking forward to the film after seeing this trailer, then I assume you have neither a sense of humour nor good taste in men.
Check it out here:
After what seemed like FOREVER, the first trailer for the newest adaptation of ”Romeo and Juliet” is now online.
But don’t expect this version to be modernized like Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes’ take on the Shakespearean play. Starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the title characters, this film is going back to the play’s Elizabethan roots with period costumes and was even shot in Verona and other locations in Italy.
The film directed by Carlo Carlei also stars some big names like Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Paul Giamatti as Friar Lawrence and Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet.
From the looks of the trailer, I’m going to say that the wait was well worth it. While I’m not sure if this will top Leo and Claire’s version, this adaptation looks pretty darn good.
The movie is set to release October 25, 2013.
Emma Watson stretches her range and embraces her naughty side in a new clip for the upcoming film “The Bling Ring.”
Watson, who plays a Los Angeles teen who breaks in celebrity homes with her friends, is seen showing off her pole dancing skills in the newly released scene.
Now of course, this isn’t the most important part of the video. As it is shown in the beginning of the clip, we see Watson and her group of friends raiding a closet then heading off to the nightclub room. (HMM..Looks to me trouble is brewing!)
The film, directed by Sofia Coppola, is set to hit theaters on June 14.
Movie trailers can be deceiving as the worst movies get the best trailers, full of car chases and explosions. Animation Domination High Def cleverly break down the blockbuster movie trailer formula with their own mock-up. Needless to say, I’d totally watch it.
You could call it “Drive 2″ but Ryan Gosling’s upcoming “Only God Forgives” looks more badass than that.
Collaborating with “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn once again, Gosling plays Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok’s crime scene but sees his life get more complicated when his mother asks him to avenge his brother’s recent death.
This film looks significantly more violent than what “Drive” had to offer, so those who are easily squeamish should most definitely look away. But if Gosling’s talents and looks are enough to make you stay, I would say that this film looks DA BOMB.
And if you still aren’t compelled, why not stay for the awesome soundtrack?!
The film comes out July 19th.
Warning: the trailer features some graphic images:
Ryan Gosling is so handsome that he’s even captured the fancy of another Hollywood hunk.
Writing about Gosling’s latest film “The Place Beyond the Pines” for The Huffington Post entitled “Burning for Gosling”, James Franco’s piece sounds more like a love letter to the Canadian actor than an actual review.
Here are just some sensual quotes from Franco’s review:
2. ”…the smoking, brooding carnival king who will ride his motorcycle like no other into the burning twilight of legend…”
3. ”Look at the writing on the bike before he paints it black; Gosling touches, all, I’m sure of it.”
4. ”Look at how he smokes; look at the other t-shirts he wears inside out; look at the holes!”
Franco deserves some serious points for not being afraid to express his man crush on Gosling.
There ain’t nothing wrong with some man-on-man appreciation, so I can’t even blame Franco for honouring the Canadian actor for his talents and his looks.
Gosling, in my books, is probably the most beautiful man in the world. Franco has fantastic taste.
Here’s the trailer for “The Place Beyond the Pines”:
Your prayers have been heard and answered. Pixar will release a sequel to Finding Nemo, titled Finding Dory. The voice behind our favourite blue tang fish, Ellen Degeneres, was the first to spill the beans via her Instagram this morning.
The movie has been in planning stages for a white, but Degeneres said, “I’m not mad it took this long. I know the people at Pixar were busy creating Toy Story 16.”
The film will reportedly revolve around Marlin and Nemo one year after the events of Finding Nemo. With Dory slated as the lead, this will be Pixar’s second ever movie to feature a female protagonist, the first being last year’s Brave.
This movie will probably attract all the young adults who have been waiting for this sequel for years. I know I’ll be standing in line hours before showtime on opening night. No shame.
Finding Dory is slated for release on November 25, 2015.
Whether it’s a book or Broadway play that’s being turned into a movie, everyone loves a great adaptation, and movies making their way to the Broadway stage is no different. From great ones like The Lion King to new ones like Magic Mike, there’s something about musicals we just can’t get enough of. Now if only the upcoming Mean Girls can live up to the original (C’mon, Tina Fey. We believe in you.)
HERE ARE 10 FILM TO STAGE MUSICALS
Legally Blonde was such a hit with fans that it’s no wonder when they decided to bring Elle Woods to the stage. After following her ex-boyfriend to Harvard in hopes of winning him back, she actually discovers that she has what it takes to have a career in law and proves everyone wrong. Which is always the best revenge, am I right?
Also known as the movie that always made me cry as a kid — how dare Scar trick Simba like that and then kill Mufasa!— The Lion King has become one of the most iconic Disney films to be brought to life on stage and with good reason. From the costumes to the music, it’s no wonder why it’s become one of the longest running stage productions.
Telling the story of a young boy growing up in County Durham in 1984, Billy Elliot is all about following your dreams as 11 year-old Billy goes on an journey to become a ballet dancer. The movie was released in 2000 and debuted on the London stage five years later. With music from Elton John, the play became a huge hit and went on to tour Australia and North America while winning 10 Tony Awards along the way.
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We throw a little shade on movies in this week’s Talking Shit.
While we know that movies and reality never go hand in hand, we can’t help but be a little angry about it. At some point or another, we have all these incredibly unrealistic expectations floating around in our heads thanks to them.
Stuck in an elevator? Can’t go out of the ceiling hatch because those don’t exist.
Hoping to pick someone up at a party? Prepare to get a drink thrown in your face.
Thanks for getting our hopes up, Hollywood. Now we can never be as badass as Bruce Willis in Die Hard.
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I’ve come to realize that movie logic is pretty much a more grown up version of cartoon logic. In a movie or cartoon, just about anything could happen. While cartoons typically gloss over inconsistencies, movies sometimes offer a quick line or two to explain these gaping plot holes. Sometimes, they don’t. While it’s pretty much universally understood that what happens in the movies doesn’t actually happen in real life, we can’t help but nitpick.
Enter CinemaSins who continue to point out film flaws that have been bugging many a viewer since a film’s release. This time around, they point out everything wrong with The Dark Knight. Does this lessen my enjoyment of the movie? No, but I’m glad there’s other people in the world who noticed all this inconsistencies.
Can they do the Dark Knight Rises next and just rip apart Bruce Wayne’s prompt return to Gotham City? Because really, that was messed up.
After his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, actor Gerard Butler was nice enough to stop and sign for some of his adoring fans.
But when he was presented with a replica of his 300 helmut, there was only one appropriate thing for Gerard to do, which is yell, “THIS IS SPARTA!” Yes! I appreciate when an actor knows what his fans want.
Crowd sourcing has become an efficient means fund a number of different projects — be it medical bills, video games or a Veronica Mars movie. Now you and your friends can pitch in to make a favourite t-shirt design into a reality with TeePublic.
Launched by Josh Abramson (co-founder of College Humor and Vimeo), TeePublic is making it easier for graphic designers to finally see their designs on a t-shirt. The way it works is anyone can upload their designs and if 30 people in a month (that’s one person a day) agrees to buy your shirt, the company will put it into production and with every shirt sold, $5 per shirt goes back to the designer.
Considering just how creative the internet gets (have you seen the sloth photos?), here are just some of our favourite shirts so far on TeePublic:
1. Best Buds by CorwinWebb
2. STAY CLASSY by jordansoliz
3. RASCAL by Keddie
James Franco brings back his Spring Breakers’ character, Alien, back for this “no talking” commercial.
Filmed at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin during his visit to SXSW, Franco wants you to turn off your screens and not to ruin it because, “look at this shit!” Also making a brief appearance is Harry Osbourne, Franco’s character in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy.