While some dads might cringe at the prospect of having hard-partying Colin Farrell (Miami Vice, Various sex tapes) for a son-in-law, Oscar winner Jon Voight jumped at the chance. In Gavin O'Connor's (Miracle) upcoming crime drama Pride and Glory, the Midnight Cowboy star plays a New York City police chief whose daughter weds a corrupt cop played by Farrell.
In an interview last week with Reelz.com, Voight described Pride and Glory as "a morality piece" and raved about the film's all-star ensemble, which includes Edward Norton and Noah Emmerich.
"It's got a lot of great acting performances, just wonderful performances from wall-to-wall," said Voight. "It reminded me of my days as a New York actor. I felt like I was going home in a sense, to my roots as a New York actor, playing a New York character."
Pride and Glory opens March 14, 2008. Voight can next be seen alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which opens nationwide this Friday. Posted 12.19.07 by reelz
New Line has unveiled the new poster for Harold & Kumar 2, which is now officially titled Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.
Check out the new poster as well as some pictures from the production on our newly updated Harold & Kumar 2 page! Just click on the second tab labeled
"photos" below the poster image on the left side of the page.
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay will hit theaters nationwide on April 25th, 2008! Posted 12.19.07 by reelz
Things aren't starting out well for State of Play. First Brad Pitt dropped out, now Edward Norton is following suit.
Pitt departed the film just before Thanksgiving over script issues, which has left Universal quite displeased, and was replaced by Russell Crowe.
However, the official line is that Norton is dropping out over scheduling troubles. You see, when Crowe signed on, production got bumped to January, which evidently conflicted with Norton's plans to play the lead(s) in the comedy Leaves of Grass. Now Ben Affleck is in talks to replace Norton as the politician caught in a murder conspiracy.
Quite a lot of hullabaloo considering filming hasn't even started yet. Not what one calls a 'good omen.'
Source: Variety. Posted 12.18.07 by reelz
Tis the final DVD Tuesday before Christmas and a plethora of new releases have arrived, just in time to serve as handy stocking stuffers for the movie lovers in your household. Summer blockbuster The Simpsons Movie sits atop the list, followed by Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween, Matthew Vaughn's fantasy adventure Stardust, Jason Lee's live-action/CGI Disney flick Underdog and Dan Fogler's ping pong comedy Balls of Fury.
Our DVD pick this week is Braveheart Special Collector's Edition, featuring a beautiful, digitally remastered version of the last great pre-CGI epic. Freeeeeeeeedom!!! Posted 12.18.07 by reelz
As a result of the ongoing writers' strike, the WGA has denied the request for waivers to use clips and have writers work for the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
This means that at present, the WGA plans to picket both ceremonies. Attendees (i.e., all the Hollywood elite) would have to cross the picket lines, possibly violating the requests of their own unions, should they want to attend. And that means it could be QUITE an interesting awards season.
AMPAS and the HFPA will now try to go to Plan B - that is, trying to negotiate with the WGA as independent producers, with whom the WGA announced their intention to negotiate last week.
Plans for the release of the Tom Cruise-WWII-Hitler-assassination-plot movie Valkyrie have been changed. The movie, which has suffered numerous obstacles to its production in Germany, was originally slated to open on June 27th--right in time for the Fourth of July.
However, director Bryan Singer is behind the eight ball on shooting a "pivotal battle scene," and they are trying to nail down a new place to shoot after the first one fell through. Valkyrie will now open Oct. 3, 2008, which puts it squarely in the midst of Awards season. Perhaps the studio is trying to position it for an Oscar already?
Source: Variety. Posted 12.17.07 by reelz
The new Dark Knight trailer is now live on Reelz.com and it is awesome! Heath Ledger looks great and there are some amazing action sequences.
Check it out right here and let us know what you think by posting your comments on our Dark Knight page. Click on the third tab from the left, "user comments" and post away!
This year's box office received a sudden and welcome jolt this weekend courtesy of reigning box office champion Will Smith and three singing chipmunks. Posted 12.16.07 by reelz
I Am Legend turned out one of the year's biggest openings with a shocking $76 million estimated take over the weekend to top the box office. Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks was no slouch itself singing itself to a high-pitched $45 million estimate for second place.
New Line's Golden Compass continued to stumble through the holiday box office with an estimated $9 million for a very distant third place. The weekend's other new entry, Queen Latifah's The Perfect Holiday, scored a far from perfect $2.5 million.
Final numbers will be out tomorrow.