Violence in pop culture and its relation to real-life violence and 'Django Unchained': these are white hot controversies streaming through the public discourse right now. And they've just rammed into each other in captivating fashion in an interview between 'Django' writer-director Quentin Tarantino and British journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy. This is must-see TV, folks.
Before he was an Oscar winner, Danny Boyle was best known for quirky, semi-surreal movies with bite like ‘Shallow Grave’ and ‘Trainspotting.' He looks to be returning to that form a bit with ‘Trance,' a wild crime thriller due out this spring. The trailer for the film, which stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, has just burst online and you can watch it after the break.
In news that comes as neither surprising nor exciting (it was hinted at a few days ago), it has been officially announced that a sequel to the successful-enough 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' has been greenlit and shooting will commence later this year. But that's not the most interesting part.
The title of the film will be 'Texas Chainsaw 4, and you're correct in thinking that title makes little sense at all.
When you think of the possible candidates for "Most Pirated Movie of 2012: (a dubious honor, to be sure), a few titles instantly spring to mind: 'The Avengers', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'The Amazing Spider-Man', to name a few. But oddly enough, none of those major blockbusters top the list. No, the film that was pirated the most is one that, at this stage of the year, is something of an afterthought.
Wes Anderson is no slouch when it comes to building impressive ensembles, as proven in films like 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic' and his latest, the sublime 'Moonrise Kingdom'. Obviously not ready to limit the names in his stock company, Anderson's next film, 'Grand Budapest Hotel', is assembling perhaps the director's most wonderful cast yet.
We already know that among the talents in 'Grand Budapest' are Jude Law, Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan and, of course, Jason Swartzman (whew!), but today another handful of names has emerged. Check them out after the break!
It's a major award! Looks like the Library of Congress is in a very Christmas-y mood, as Bob Clark's classic 'A Christmas Story' is one of 25 new films selected for preservation into the National Film Registry. Oh fudge, indeed!
Jump after the break to find out the other 24 titles!
By now you're well aware of the controversy surrounding Peter Jackson's decision to shoot 'The Hobbit' in 48fps, a higher frame rate that has given the movie, at least in the early going, a sped-up and slightly disorienting appearance. (Read our review right here.) It has almost exclusively dominated the conversation regarding the highly-anticipated prequel, and today we have Warner Bros. weighing in to assure us that, contrary to some reports, 'The Hobbit' in 48fps will not make you nauseous. Always nice to know!
Read the studio's full statement on the matter after the break.
The reviews for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' are piling in like a horde of angry orcs, and while most are positive (not including our own), the conversation seems to be dominated by the high frame rate Peter Jackson utilized to help bring the film to life. Fair or not, we had better get used to this being the main topic when it comes to 'The Hobbit', at least during the first few weeks of release.
However, while the world at large must wait for the chance to make up its own mind regarding the film, we have six clips from the epic adventure to hold you over until it comes out. Check them all out after the break.
This holiday season, you'll probably be giving a geek you love a copy of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' which hits shelves on December 4. So, if you're going to be purchasing a copy anyway, you might as well get an "exclusive reward" out of it, right? Like a brand new look at 'Man of Steel,' Zack Snyder's Superman reboot?
Find out how you can help unleash Supes on the world early after the break.
Believe it or not, it has almost been 20 years since 'Wayne's World 2' came out. (That little piece of info just makes our bones creak.) A long time, yes, but it's never too late to reunite with old friends, which is why we're absolutely delighted to hear that Mike Myers is working on a 'Wayne's World 3' with the lovable public access hosts from Illinois.
Not only that, but Myers has apparently finished the first draft of the screenplay! Find out what it's about after the break. Shhwiiing!
More 'Star Wars: Episode 7' news? Well, it's clear that, from now until summer 2015, we'll have at least one 'Star Wars: Episode 7' rumor for you per day. Not that we're complaining, mind you: has there ever been a movie in development more fun to speculate about? Hard to think of one.
Today we'll be bringing you updates from three of the "potential" directors of Episode 7: J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau and out-of-left-field contender Colin Trevorrow ('Safety Not Guaranteed'). The initial names are just two of many dream directors of the sequel for fanboys, while the latter is someone who has actually been connected - however tentatively - to the film. Let's get to it!
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