Who should play Peter Parker's best frienemy?
Even though director Marc Webb has expressed some reluctance about leaping right back into the swing of things (pardon the pun) with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man, plans for the sequel are moving right along. We recently learned that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) has been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker's college girlfriend and eventual wife in the Marvel comic books and his paramour in the Sam Raimi-directed trilogy. And, only days ago, Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) teased fans by tweeting that he had "dressed up as Electro for Halloween," the villain known to be menacing Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) in the sequel, a bold casting move that Webb seemed to confirm when he later called Foxx an "electrifying" actor.
The only other new character that is known to be appearing in the sequel and that does not yet have an actor's name attached is Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, whose company was directly responsible for the creation of both Spider-Man and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans). In the comic books, as in Raimi's movies, Harry was Peter's friend until his father, wearing the guise of the Green Goblin, is killed during a battle with Spider-Man. Harry then takes up the mantle of the Goblin and sets out to destroy Spider-Man. James Franco got his big break by landing the role of Harry in Raimi's trilogy. Who do you think has what it takes to fill Franco's shoes and go tit for tat with Garfield in the sequel?
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Posted 11.05.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
The Lorax co-stars Zac Efron and Taylor Swift appeared on Ellen yesterday to promote the upcoming Dr. Seuss movie. While they definitely brought on the cute, true to Ellen DeGeneres form, things got "weird."
After denying any rumors of dating (multiple times), discussing the animated movie, and even talking about Swift's cats, the duo serenaded DeGeneres with their own special version of Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks." With lyrics like "every single time I come on this show it's really weird, really weird, all because of Ellen" the host couldn't help but laugh . watch the clip >> Posted 02.22.12 by reelz
The first teaser poster for The Paperboy, Academy Award-nominated director Lee Daniels' follow-up to Precious (2009), has been released online. The movie is based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Pete Dexter — who also wrote the screenplay adaptation — and stars Matthew McConaughey. The story follows Ward Jansen, an investigative reporter for a Miami newspaper who attempts to uncover the truth about the murder of a sheriff that has landed a possibly innocent man (John Cusack) on death row. The investigation becomes complicated when Ward's younger brother, James (Zac Efron), falls in love with the femme fatale (Nicole Kidman) who has been corresponding with the convicted murderer in prison.
The Paperboy does not yet have a release date, but it is expected to debut in 2012. check out the posters for Casa de Mi Padre >> Posted 12.29.11 by BrentJS
With the holidays right around the corner, it's no surprise there are plenty of rom-coms to ring in the new year — a major one being the heavily celebrity-saturated, New Year's Eve. With big names such as Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker and Josh Duhamel (just to name a few), what's not to like? Apparently, a lot.
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"...the kind of marzipan movie that can sweetly soak up a holiday evening."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Few of the plot strands connect to one another, much less resolve themselves with any degree of wit or daring."— Andrew Barker, Variety
"...a dreary plod through the sands of time until finally the last grain has trickled through the hourglass of cinematic sludge. How is it possible to assemble more than two dozen stars in a movie and find nothing interesting for any of them to do?"— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Time
"...a depressing two-hour infomercial pitching Times Square as the only place in the universe you want to be when the ball drops at midnight on Dec. 31. (Believe me, it's not.)"— Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A movie so excruciating that it makes its predecessor, Valentine's Day, seem like Nashville in comparison..."— Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"...bad beyond belief."— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Teen heartthrob Zac Efron is leaving behind his high school kid roles. The blue-eyed actor was the object of many a crush after the success of the High School Musical series, but remained in high school roles for several years following. He went on to play the 17-year-old version of Matthew Perry in the body-switching comedy 17 Again and the 18-year-old title character in Charlie St. Cloud. The actor is in a more mature role and taking on a character that has some real-life experience in The Lucky One, by playing Logan, a Marine who fought in Iraq.
While a featurette for the movie was released at the end of last month, the first official trailer has just hit the web. The Lucky One is based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, Dear John) and, of course, follows a veteran on his romantic quest. From the trailer, there is one obvious difference that stands out between this movie and other flicks based on a Sparks novel: In Lucky One the characters kiss passionately in a shower, while in other Nicholas Sparks romantic dramas, characters kiss passionately in the rain. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.09.11 by Mandy
A trailer for director Scott Hicks' (Hearts in Atlantis) new movie, The Lucky One, has yet to be released, but you can get a first look at the movie in a new Yahoo! featurette. The movie stars Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud) as a Marine serving in Iraq who finds a photograph of a woman (Taylor Schilling) buried in the sand that brings him good luck. Upon returning Stateside, Logan feels compelled to make finding the woman his next mission so that he can thank her for indirectly saving his life. The featurette features several scenes from the movie, accompanied by commentary from Efron and author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook), on whose novel of the same name the movie is based. watch the featurette >> Posted 11.30.11 by BrentJS
Illumination Entertainment proved that it could compete in the competetive CG-animated movie marketplace, with its 2010 inaugural debut, Despicable Me- which not only charmed critics, but became a monster hit at the box office, easily besting DreamWorks Animation's similarly-themed 2010 release, MegaMind. For its second fully CG-animated movie, Illumination tackles one of the most beloved stories by one of America's most beloved authors, The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' classic children's story about the dangers of corporate greed and environmental destruction.
The first trailer for The Lorax debuted last month and we got to see a a bit more footage when an international trailer was released earlier this month. Now, Illumination has released a featurette that introduces some of the characters in the movie and gives us a look behind the scenes of the making of the movie, with commentary from voice actors Zac Efron ("Ted"), Taylor Swift ("Audrey"), Ed Helms ("Once-ler"), Betty White ("Grammy Norma"), Rob Riggle ("O'Hare") and Danny DeVito ("The Lorax"). watch the new featurette >> Posted 11.16.11 by BrentJS
While it seems like an odd pairing, Zac Efron and Seth Rogen are teaming up for an untitled comedy from Universal Pictures.
Deadline reports that Universal won a day-long bidding battle for the movie, which benefited from a summer of successful, R-rated comedies. Rogen and his Superbad and Pineapple Express writing partner Evan Goldberg will produce the movie, scripted by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The movie will follow Rogen as a regular guy living near a raucous fraternity house, where Efron is a member, whose life is disrupted by the fraternity's behavior. World War Z and The Dark Knight Rises Add Cast members >> Posted 07.26.11 by Ryan
Ben Affleck is becoming as comfortable behind the camera as he is in front of it. Having decided only to direct 2007's Gone Baby Gone, Affleck signed himself up for acting duties as well on last year's highly lauded, and commercially successful The Town.
With the political thriller Argo, it seemed like Affleck was just in director mode again, first casting Alan Arkin and, later, John Goodman. Now Variety reports Affleck has cast himself in the lead role of CIA exfiltration expert Tony Mendez, the man behind the plan to pose as a fake Hollywood movie in order to rescue six American hostages trapped in the Canadian embassy in Iran. As they say in Hollywood, it's all about who you know.
Chris Terrio (Heights) wrote the screenplay, based on the 2007 Wired article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran". Arkin plays a Hollywood producer named Lester Siegel, while Goodman plays makeup artist John Chambers, who won an Academy Award for his work on the Planet of the Apes series. Kidman romances The Paperboy, Strathairn has Lincoln's back >> Posted 06.28.11 by Ryan