MovieMistakes.com has just released the best movie mistakes of 2011, and one thing is clear from this list: This was the year of the script supervisor. The mistakes mentioned on the list are insignificant at best, proving that people are working hard in Hollywood keeping movie continuity tight.
While there are a few "real" mistakes, such as fallen items magically righting themselves, and Canadian maps that were supposed to be from the mid-twentieth century showing territories that did not exist until the 1990s, they are minor. Indeed most of the mistakes on the list don't seem like mistakes at all.
For example, number two on the list concerns Professor X and his disability. This summer's X-Men: First Class had the professor confined to a wheelchair in 1962, though a previous X-Men movie had him walking around well into the 1970s. This is not exactly a mistake. First Class was considered to be a reboot, not a prequel. Those sort of story changes happen in reboots. Similarly, Spock and Uhura kissing in the 2009 Star Trek wasn't a mistake made by someone unfamiliar with the franchise. More movie "mistakes" Posted 12.23.11 by Mandy
What would Daniel Radcliffe's boggart look like? It might take the shape of a thirty-something Radcliffe resting on his laurels.
For many people in their early twenties, having an established career and many millions of dollars might mean that it’s time to take a lengthy sabbatical, but that is definitely not the case for this Hogwart’s alum. After wrapping up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the actor worked on a chilling Victorian-era ghost story, The Woman in Black (due out February 3, 2012), followed by a starring role for months on end in a Broadway musical, and he's also working on a screenplay. Radcliffe seems to have no plans to slow down.
In a recent interview with MTV, where the Harry Potter star was deemed to be the actor they were most thankful for, Radcliffe declared that the “worst-case scenario” for his life in ten years would be that he would be not working. The young actor explained that if he decided to pursue a different, non-movie related career that would be fine, as long as he was doing something. He just wants to be working.
The best case scenario? Plenty of movie roles under his belt, with perhaps a directing credit or two as well. He also reveals that he would love to direct a movie adaptation of a future J.K. Rowling novel which sounds like a project everybody could get excited about. Watch the interview >> Posted 11.28.11 by Mandy
The nominations for the 2012 People's Choice Awards were announced yesterday and it's clear there are some fan favorites. After being snubbed at the Emmys, Lea Michele finally gets the recognition she deserves for her work on Glee. The series snagged a total of 7 noms, including Michele's nod for best "TV Comedy Actress," which has her competing against gleeful co-star Jane Lynch.
Also hitting the lucky number seven was Katy Perry. Not only was the singer/songwriter recognized for her fun-loving pop anthems, but she also got an acting nomination for her work voicing Smurfette in last summer's The Smurfs. Who else was nominated? >> Posted 11.09.11 by reelz
Harry Potter movies will be hard to come by in stores next year, seeing as Warner Bros. is going to stop shipping Potter DVD and Blu-rays starting December 29th. But stores are sure to be chock-full of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 discs starting on Friday, November 11. If the upcoming moratorium isn't enough to convince Hogwarts lovers to buy the movie right away, perhaps the whole host of special features that have been steadily leaking out will.
One of the best special so far, found at Snitch Seeker, features a press conference held this past summer. Cast members were asked to recite their favorite line spoken by their character during the series. While Emma Watson's (Hermione) and Jason Isaacs' (Lucius Malfoy) choices are a little unexpected, nobody will be surprised by the line Julie Walters (Molly Weasely) chose. watch the clip >> Posted 11.09.11 by Mandy
In a rather obvious attempt to bolster 4th quarter Blu-ray and DVD sales for the Harry Potter franchise, Warner Bros. announced yesterday that it will stop shipping all Harry Potter titles starting on December 29th of this year. The final movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, isn't even available until November 11, giving it only seven weeks on store shelves.
No reason for the moratorium was given in the official announcement, which leads us to believe that the Dark Lord, himself, must have been behind the decision.
Posted 10.25.11 by Mandy
Burbank, CA – October 24, 2011 – Harry Potter, the #1 motion picture franchise of all time, will soon disappear from shelves, as Warner Bros. stops shipping all Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ – Part 2, and Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) as of December 29, 2011 (moratorium does not include digital – Electronic Sell-Through & VOD – or games). The Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12.1 billion for Warner Bros. Entertainment – with $7 billion at the worldwide box office for Warner Bros. Pictures and $5.1 billion for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
What does actor Gary Oldman think of most "behind-the-scenes" featurettes that show up as special features on DVD and Blu-ray releases? Well, he apparently doesn't think very highly of them, and he isn't shy about saying so.
In the trailer for When Harry Left Hogwarts, a true documentary directed by Morgan Matthews, it's clear that this isn't just another "Look What Fun We Had Making This Movie!" type of special feature. From the candid responses from Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Issacs, and Oldman, to the frank conversations with stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, to the very serious advice Emma Thompson has for her for young co-stars, this is obviously a documentary that delves a little deeper. Watch the trailer >> Posted 10.19.11 by Mandy
So far, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the highest grossing movie of the year with over $1.3 billion in revenue, but it's still not done. The movie will be available on Blu-ray and DVD November 11 and it will be absolutely jam-packed with special features.
Of course, there are the expected features like deleted scenes, but there is also the documentary on making the last movie that was revealed earlier this year, a featurette with Warwick Davis describing the process of becoming a goblin, as well as conversations with the cast and with Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. One of the conversations with Rowling focuses on "The Women of Harry Potter," and a clip of Rowling discussing everybody's favorite brainy witch, Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) was recently released online. Unsurprisingly, Rowling was a huge fan of Watson's portrayal of Hermione. watch the clip >> Posted 10.13.11 by Mandy
It was one of the moments Harry Potter fans had been dying to see throughout the entire series — the kiss between Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). And in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, fans got what they wanted.
In a scene taken from the upcoming Blu-ray release of the final Harry Potter movie, director David Yates talks about how Watson and Grint prepared for their big onscreen kiss.
They're like brother and sister, they were both very nervous. Emma's really smart and she decided that if she was going to avoid 27 takes she was going to get it right the first time. watch the Blu-ray clip >> Posted 09.20.11 by Chris
In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Daniel Radcliffe admitted that while he might make an occasional Japanese school girl swoon, Twilight's Robert Pattinson has had a rougher type of fame to deal with.
Radcliffe explained that the Harry Potter movie phenomenon was taking off while he was in the studio making Chamber of Secrets, so he was able to ease in to the idea of being famous. Pattinson, on the other hand, woke up one day and "suddenly was the most famous guy in the world." Not to mention the fact that every teen girl in the world was already in love with Edward Cullen when Pattinson was cast in the role. Sure, everybody loves Harry Potter, but all the ladies really love Edward. watch the full interview >> Posted 08.24.11 by Mandy
With all the summer movies released, it's time to take stock of what we saw on-screen. And what their successes and failures have taught us. For starters, we've learned that there can, in fact, be too many superhero movies; that not even Pixar can bat 1.000 forever; and that the funniest comedy of the season can, despite sexist naysayers, star an almost entirely female cast.
It also seems we've gotten really (really) comfortable with sequels, reboots, and remakes. You could say 2011 was the summer of comfort food.
2011 Movies: Summer's Top 10 >> Posted 08.24.11 by reelz