When a movie is named something like Seven Psychopaths, there's probably an expectation that the movie will be centered around seven deadly, crazed individuals in a thriller not unlike Seven. However, in the upcoming comedy from writer-director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), the action is instead centered on a dog-napping of a tiny Shih Tzu. Perhaps the title has more to do with the movie's characters than its plot, as revealed in its first trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.15.12 by Ryan
Last night, the long-awaited The Hunger Games premiere was held in Los Angeles — and Caitlin, who won our Hunger Games premiere sweepstakes, was there with her sister. What stars did they see (and even meet)? And what did they think of the movie? Find out in their latest blog installment. (If you missed it, here's their first blog.) see their blog, photos, and movie review >> Posted 03.13.12 by reelz
TV viewers have the chance to see two very different views of the former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate this weekend — a double feature of sorts that has The LA Times saying the "battle of the Sarah Palins on cable TV could be flippin' awesome."
The Undefeated makes its network television premiere on ReelzChannel Sunday — one day after HBO airs Game Change, starring Julianne Moore as Palin, Ed Harris as John McCain, and Woody Harrelson as strategist Steve Schmidt. Stan Hubbard, ReelzChannel CEO, told the AP that the decision to air The Undefeated on the same weekend as Game Change was strictly for business reasons, not political ones. more on this weekend's Palin Battle >> Posted 03.08.12 by reelz
Once it was announced that director Gary Ross was going to adapt The Hunger Games, fans of Suzanne Collins' trilogy of novels began scrutinizing every casting choice, particularly lead character Katniss Everdeen. When Jennifer Lawrence eventually landed the part, some fans wondered how a blonde-haired actress with a fair-complexion would play a character described as having "straight black hair, olive skin [and]... gray eyes." Almost before anyone could say "hair dye, skin tanner, and contacts" the first trailer for the movie arrived, and seemed to please even the most obsessive of Hunger Games fans.
One character casting that has seemed to avoid some of the harsh scrutiny was Woody Harrelson in the role of Haymitch Abernathy. A former victor of the Hunger Games, the televised battle to the death that is the catalyst for Collins' story, Abernathy serves as a mentor for Katniss, despite his heavy drinking problem. In an interview with The LA Times, Harrelson said he wanted the fan-favorite character to be more than "a typical version of an alcoholic." harrelson talks haymitch >> Posted 01.11.12 by Ryan
2012 is a year filled with highly-anticipated movies, but according to a recent poll conducted by MTV's NextMovie.com, the upcoming adaptation of The Hunger Games is the most anticipated movie of this year — above even The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and The Avengers (really, the poll was ultimately between Breaking Dawn and The Hunger Games as a movie like The Dark Knight Rises didn't even place on the poll, but we digress).
With that in mind, Lionsgate has released several new photos for The Hunger Games which reveal lead character Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) sitting in a field with Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth, speaking into a microphone with Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) (likely during the Reaping), as well as another sitting photo that includes Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) and Cinna (Lenny Kravitz). see the other photos >> Posted 01.03.12 by Ryan
The Hollywood Foreign Press was seemingly nostalgic this morning, handing out six nominations to the black-and-white silent movie The Artist. Tying for second place with five Golden Globe nods each are The Help and The Descendants. Top nominees in the TV categories include new shows Homeland (with best actor, actress, and drama series nods) and New Girl.
In one of the funnier moments, Woody Harrelson — who announced the nominations along with Gerard Butler, Sofia Vergara, and Rashida Jones — used the airtime to plug his upcoming police drama. Pausing after reading the best dramatic movie list he said, "Rampart... opens January 27, but I don't see it on the list here."
The 69th Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be held January 15 and broadcast on NBC. Morgan Freeman is scheduled to receive the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award. Tune in to Hollywood Dailies for full coverage of the upcoming awards show, as well as the full red carpet season. see the full list of Golden Globe nominations >> Posted 12.15.11 by reelz
After receiving mixed reviews at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, it was unclear whether writer-director Oren Moverman's (The Messenger) new crime drama, Rampart, would get picked up for distribution. However, the buzz generated by Woody Harrelson's "Oscar-level performance" as "Date Rape" Dave Brown — "The Most Corrupt Cop You've Ever Seen On Screen" — prompted Millennium Entertainment to pick up U.S. distribution rights and schedule a limited release opening to ensure that the movie would qualify for submission to the Academy for consideration at next year's Oscars. Check out the new theatrical trailer and see why people are buzzing about Harrelson in Rampart. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.20.11 by BrentJS
Mickey Rourke has never been one to pull his punches, a trait that has endeared him to his close friends and his dedicated fans, if not the studio execs and directors who are more and more frequently the target of his enmity. In recent weeks, Rourke has been making the rounds to promote his new movie, Immortals, and amidst the praise for director Tarsem Singh — "I'd work with Tarsem tomorrow. Absolutely. And not only is he a visual genius, he's so prepared." — the Academy Award-nominated actor has managed to slip in a few jabs at others he has worked with in recent years. First, he blasted Marvel Studios — President of Production Kevin Feige was his likely target, as he ultimately calls all of the shots on Marvel movies — for turning his nuanced performance as Whiplash in Iron Man 2 into a "one-dimensional villain". Then, Rourke called director Darren Aronofsky, the man who helped resurrect his career by giving him the lead in The Wrestler, a "sonofab*tch" and alluded that the acclaimed director was cheap (after which Rourke admitted that he would "probably go to work for free for [Aronofsky] again").
Rourke saved the bitterest of his recent barbs for Martin McDonagh, the Oscar-nominated writer (In Bruges) and Oscar-winning director (Six Shooter short) who wanted him to star in his new movie, Seven Psychopaths. more about Seven Psychopaths and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. >> Posted 11.10.11 by BrentJS
One of the movies that generated buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival is the police drama Rampart, writer-director Oren Moverman's follow-up to The Messenger (2009). Based on a story by James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential), Rampart is set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Scandal of the late-1990s and stars Academy Award-nominee Woody Harrelson as "Date Rape" Dave Brown, one of the last of the force's rogue cops.
Though Brown is described as "a loathsome protagonist," a reviewer for THR said that Harrelson played the role "with an intensity that sears the screen," and ROS called it an "Oscar-level performance." Rampart is still seeking a distributor so it does not have a theatrical release date, but three new preview clips have been released via THR that will give you an idea of what the buzz is all about. watch the preview clips >> Posted 09.12.11 by BrentJS
The upcoming HBO movie Game Change follows the 2008 Presidential bid by Senator John McCain and then-Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. With Austin Powers trilogy director Jay Roach at the helm, it would seem that Game Change might have a comedic slant, but the additions of Academy Award-nominated actors Ed Harris (Apollo 13) and Julianne Moore (The End of the Affair) respectively cast as McCain and Palin indicates that the movie will be a dramatic adaptation of the 2010 novel written by journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin that covered the entire 2008 presidential election.
Moore debuted her eerie resemblance to Palin last month, and EW has the first look photo of Harris, who again looks a whole lot like the Arizona senator.
Shooting on Game Change began in April, from a script by Danny Strong, who previously teamed with Roach for the 2008 HBO movie Recount, which covered the 2000 presidential election.
There is currently no release date for Game Change. Woody Harrelson co-stars as Republican campaign strategist Steve Schmidt and Ron Livingston as senior McCain-Palin campaign advisor Mark Wallace. Posted 05.18.11 by Ryan