"I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I."
Robert Rodriguez made us wait an agonizingly long seven years before he felt that the script for the follow-up to Sin City was good enough to go into production, but the extra three months it took for him to choose the actress to play the femme fatale in the movie were almost unbearable. It was recently revealed that Eva Green has been selected to play Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, inspired casting that already has fans of the original movie and of the comic books created by Frank Miller salivating for opening day.
You can't have a great hero without a great villain. After all, it's the dastardly actions of the villains that provide the necessary obstacles for the heroes to overcome to achieve their greatness. But, just because a villain is evil to the core, that doesn't mean that she can't also be incredibly sexy. Help us choose the movies that have the hottest, the sexiest, the deadliest female villains.
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Posted 02.27.13 by BrentJS
Delicious and entertaining
When it comes to performances in movies, it's usually the actors and actresses that are recognized rather than the inanimate objects that are featured in motion pictures. In order to rectify this oversight, we have decided to recognize the work of at least a few of those objects, beginning with the food seen in movies. Decide who wins the 2012 Reelzie for Best Performance by a Food see the nominees and vote >> Posted 12.31.12 by Mandy
"If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword."
Fans of high fantasy — fantasy that takes place on an epic scale in an imaginary world in which otherwise supernatural creatures and forces are simply a part of the natural environment — were all but left out in the cold in 2012, while superheroes, aliens and secret agents were free to run amok on the big screen. Where were all of the wizards, dragons and elves? Except for animated movies and the pair of Snow White adaptations, high fantasy movies have been noticeably absent from the Cineplex of late.
Thankfully, fans of the fantasy sub-genre will not have to wait much longer with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in only a matter of days and Russian director Sergei Bodrov's (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan) new fantasy adventure, Seventh Son — that's a begrizzled Jeff Bridges in the hood and cloak above, playing an aging knight who must train a new apprentice (Ben Barnes) to help him battle a malevolent witch (Julianne Moore) that seeks to destroy him — debuting next year. In anticipation of the return of magic to movie theaters, help us rate the best high fantasy movies of all time (beyond time).
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Image courtesy Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Posted 12.05.12 by BrentJS
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
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Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
"When a woman stays young and beautiful, the world is hers."
Once upon a time, fairy tales were populated by damsels in distress and charming princes. This is not one of those fairy tales. In the mood for a fairy tale with grrrl power? >> Posted 10.10.12 by BrentJS
Earlier today, THR reported that Kristen Stewart had been dropped for a potential sequel to this summer's Snow White and the Huntsman, and instead of the fair-skinned princess, the follow-up would focus on Chris Hemsworth's huntsman.
In a highly unusual move, Universal Pictures has spoken out to deny the report. According to a statement made by a Universal exec, the studio is "currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false." Though it is a possibility that the script would focus on the huntsman character, the script has yet to be written and Stewart could easily still have a part in the story.
The original story that KStew had been dropped was surprising since though Stewart and married director Rupert Sanders were recently caught up in a romantic scandal, it certainly isn't the first time in history for an actress and director to have a fling. More about Kristen Stewart and her ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson Posted 08.15.12 by Mandy
If this year's theatrical offerings have taught us anything — besides the fact that superheroes reign supreme — it's that fairy tales are not just for kids anymore. Snow White and the Huntsman updated the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale by adding more than a fair amount of action and making Snow White (Kristen Stewart) a pretty badass heroine and audiences ate it up, purchasing nearly $400 million worth of tickets to land Rupert Sanders' directorial debut in the Top 10 for 2012.
If you missed out on the fairy tale action the first time around, or you loved it so much you want to relive the excitement at home, we're offering you a chance to own Snow White and the Huntsman on Blu-ray/DVD for free! Simply follow the link below to enter our sweepstakes for the chance to win one of five prizes. win Snow White and the Huntsman on Blu-ray/DVD! >> Posted 08.13.12 by BrentJS
From before it opened, Universal has wanted to make a franchise out of Snow White and the Huntsman. Whether it was the star power of Twilight's Kristen Stewart and Academy Award–winner Charlize Theron and the growing stardom of The Avengers' Chris Hemsworth, or the expanded fairy tale universe created by director Rupert Sanders, the studio has sniffed sequels. As early as last July, producer Joe Roth admitted that Snow White and the Huntsman was being planned as the "first in a series of films," yet, prior to its June 1 opening, Universal was reportedly preparing for a potential lackluster performance at the box office, with tracking well below the studio's hopes, especially after bombing out with board game movie Battleship.
When Snow White and the Huntsman opened at the top of the box office last weekend, earning $56.3 million, Universal had to breathe a sigh of relief. Now, with the movie currently at $118 million worldwide, the studio is moving forward with a sequel. more about the sequel >> Posted 06.08.12 by Ryan
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Snow White and the Huntsman ||$56.3M ||$56.3M ||Impressive debut for this non-franchise, non-3-D entry; surprisingly 47% of audience was male |
|Men in Black III ||$29.3M ||$112.3M ||Fell just 46% in its second weekend, running a tad behind Men in Black II |
|The Avengers ||$20.3M ||$552.7M ||On Friday, this superhero pic surpassed The Dark Knight to officially become the highest-grossing movie ever not directed by James Cameron |
|Battleship ||$4.8M ||$55.1M ||Dropped a massive 57% in its third week; so far has only grossed a quarter of its production budget |
|The Dictator ||$4.7M ||$50.8M ||Audiences still keeping this Sacha Baron Cohen comedy in the top 5 after three weeks |
Posted 06.03.12 by Chris
For anyone that's seen the trailers and TV spots for Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, it's clear that the dark, action-driven movie isn't the typical adaptation of the Snow White fairytale. If the most recent trailer, released in March, left viewers with any questions, the studio has released a new, interactive version of the trailer via Yahoo!, which provides plot details and behind-the-scenes information about the movie.
Some of the information might seem extraneous; other bits are pretty interesting — that Charlize Theron was cast before Kristen Stewart, that Stewart had to endure swimming in a sewer set with dozens of live rats for an escape sequence. The trailer also includes more about the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the eight (remember what we said about this not being a typical adaptation?) dwarfs in the movie. watch the interactive trailer >> Posted 05.22.12 by Ryan