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?
Top 10 Actors Who Could Play Harry Osborn >>
Posted 11.05.12 by BrentJS
Don't you hate it when you're a piano prodigy and you want to check your mother into rehab but instead get caught up helping her drug dealer, all before you audition for a prestigious music program? That everyday occurrence is the story behind Why Stop Now?, the upcoming dramedy from newcomer Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner (screenwriter Philadelphia), who based the movie on their 2008 short Predisposed. The movie debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year — back when it was still titled Predisposed — after which IFC Films picked up the distribution rights.
Why Stop Now? certainly boasts an impressive cast. Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) plays Eli, the aforementioned piano prodigy, while Academy Award–winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) plays his mother and Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) plays Sprinkles, the drug dealer who puts Eli to work interpreting Spanish for him during a business transaction in the movie's first trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.06.12 by Ryan
Writer-director Dylan Kidd made an impression with his 2002 debut movie Roger Dodger, but has been mostly absent since until co-writing and directing 2004's little-seen P.S. and, most recently, directing episodes of the Adult Swim series Children's Hospital. Now Kidd is looking to get back to directing movies with the comedy Get a Job for CBS Films.
Variety reports that Miles Teller (Project X) is in negotiations to star in the movie as a college graduate who, along with his friends, attempts to enter the working world during a recession. Offers have been made to Anna Kendrick (Up In the Air, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) for unspecified roles, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass) and Jay Pharaoh (Saturday Night Live) could appear in the movie as well. Jesse Eisenberg, who co-starred in Kidd's Roger Dodger, would appear in a cameo.
None of the actors are confirmed yet, as CBS Films has yet to give Get a Job the official greenlight. Therefore, the movie has no official start date, but, according to the report, shooting could start as early as next month. Newcomers Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel wrote the Get a Job script. James wan and patrick wilson head to another haunted house >> Posted 01.24.12 by Ryan
At 75, Woody Allen is at a career high. His last movie, Midnight in Paris, was his largest financial success in his long and storied career, earning $107 million in worldwide box office.
While Allen shot Midnight in Paris in, well, Paris, France, his latest movie was shot in Rome, Italy, and was initially titled The Bop Decameron. Made up of four vignettes, the movie stars Alec Baldwin, Robert Begnini, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page and also has a new title. Allen told THR that The Bop Decameron, named after Giovanni Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron, didn't register with most people so he changed it.
more about Allen's latest >> Posted 10.14.11 by Ryan
I couldn't believe how few people had heard of The Decameron even in Rome. And the few that did assumed the movie was based on Boccaccio's tales which it's not. Anyhow, I changed the title to Nero Fiddled, which is the first time I've changed a title since my last minute switch of Anhedonia to Annie Hall.
Anyone who's been regularly attending theaters this summer can tell you that it's been pretty weak on the comedies. Since kicking off with The Hangover 2: New Location, Same Jokes we've had an almost constant string of disappointments, the only real abatement being the girls-gone-Apatow in Bridesmaids — you know it's bad when even the perfunctory Pixar flick is a failure. Luckily, not all is lost yet, and 30 Minutes or Less promises to be the light at the end of this summer's explosive-yet-largely-unfunny summer.
5 Reasons: 30 Minutes or Less >> Posted 08.11.11 by reelz
In January, The Fighter director David O. Russell began negotiations to take over writing and directing Universal’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic book 2 Guns, which had been in development since 2008. With a script in place from TV writer Blake Masters (Brotherhood) and actors Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson attached to star as two undercover agents trying to investigate each other while pulling off a job to steal from the mafia and have no idea about the real identity of the other.
While Wilson eventually left the project, THR reports that Mark Wahlberg is entering into final negotiations to join the movie, which would reunite him with his Fighter director. There's only one problem: Both Russell and Vaughn have dropped out. new roles for Morgan Freeman and Eddie Murphy >> Posted 08.11.11 by Ryan
Throughout the marketing campaign for Columbia Pictures' 30 Minutes or Less, it seems that the red band or restricted material is usually what has best represented the movie's humor. The latest restricted clip is no exception, highlighting some of the movie's funniest (though NSFW) moments.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), 30 Minutes or Less stars Jesse Eisenberg as an ambitionless pizza delivery guy who is forced to rob a bank by two slacker criminals (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) who strap a bomb to his chest. Eisenberg enlists the help of his ex-best friend, played by Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation). That's two pairs of buddies in a buddy comedy, something that McBride, in an interview with Movieline, explained was part of the appeal for him. more from McBride and the video clip >> Posted 08.09.11 by Ryan
2009 zombie comedy Zombieland scored big at the box office, earning $102 million worldwide, prompting director Ruben Fleischer to confirm a 3-D sequel a month after the movie opened. After that announcement, however, information about the sequel slowed.
Last February, Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that there "absolutely will be a sequel" and that they had "too many ideas" for the sequel script. However, instead of getting to work on the sequel, Fleischer moved on to other projects like the upcoming 30 Minutes or Less, and will start shooting Gangster Squad in September — though Fleischer said last month that Zombieland 2 could happen "maybe after Gangster."
Zombieland actor Jesse Eisenberg isn't as confident, however, responding to Little White Lies' question about whether he was working on Zombieland 2 with "no". what else did eisenberg say? >> Posted 07.06.11 by Ryan
The first official photo from the upcoming comedy 30 Minutes or Lessdebuted in January, and, since then, not much has been seen from director Ruben Fleischer's follow-up to his 2009 debut, Zombieland. Four new photos have debuted for the movie, but don't show much action, unlike the first photo which revealed Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari wearing masks and brandishing handguns (the photo with Danny McBride and Nick Swardson with a crossbow is a close second).
The comedy stars Eisenberg as a pizza delivery guy who is forced by two criminals (McBride and Swardson) to rob a bank. Ansari is Eisenberg's former best friend, who is enlisted to help out, since Eisenberg has a bomb strapped to his chest. In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Fleischer admitted that 30 Minutes or Less' plot will keep audiences guessing. Fleischer and Eisenberg Talk 30 Minutes or Less >> Posted 04.22.11 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
Charlie Sheen friend Steve Brodersen insists it was excessive laughter that landed the Two and a Half Men star in the hospital with a hernia injury, but porn star Kacey Jordan has a different story, telling TMZ it instead had something to do with chugging vodka and smoking cocaine all night.
For his part, Sheen doesn't think he's going to die, with a friend telling People, "In his eyes, he thinks, 'I'm having fun, so what? I'm making $2 million a week, the show has the best ratings, I show up for up work. What's the problem?'" Hard to argue with that logic.
TNT has issued an apology for Tracy Morgan's comment during an NBA pregame segment where the actor said Sarah Palin was "serious" material for pleasuring oneself. Watch Charles Barkley's priceless reaction.
While The Social Network is the odds-on-favorite to win best picture, producer Scott Rudin is not taking any chances, positioning Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for an SNL cameo alongside star Jesse Eisenberg, who plays him in the movie.
Vanilla Ice lived up to his name, smashing his skull into the hard, slippery surface and getting knocked unconscious while training for Dancing on Ice. Posted 01.28.11 by reelz