Next month, the animation studio that helped us explore the Ice Age and introduced us to many of its "mammoth" denizens will transport us to an all-new world, an inner world largely unseen by man, where tiny warriors combat the evil forces that threaten Mother Nature. When Blue Sky Studio’s Epic debuts in theaters on May 24th, you’ll be able to tag along with a young girl named Mary Katherine (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) as she stumbles upon the secret world of the noble Leafmen and destructive Boggans, but why wait until then? Titan Books has provided Reelz.com with an exclusive look at a new still image from the movie and several pieces of concept art used to bring the evil Mandrake (Christoph Waltz), the heroic Ronin (Colin Farrell), and several and other colorful characters to life on the big screen and we couldn't wait to share them with you. Get an exclusive look at the epic artwork of Epic! >> Posted 04.25.13 by BrentJS
Which of this year's actors are worthy of the industry's highest honor?
If the screenplay is the backbone of a movie and the director its eyes, the actors and actresses who bring the characters to life on screen are its heart and soul. A bad script in the hands of wonderful actors can still make for a pretty decent movie, but give a wonderful script to bad actors and you're gonna get a bad movie every time. This year, there were a considerable number of exceptionally well written movies starring talented actors and actresses released by both independent studios and the majors so there are almost too many eligible candidates to consider for Academy Award nominations. We already asked you to tell us which actresses deserve consideration come Oscar time — so far, you've chosen Jennifer Lawrence for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her supporting role in Les Miserables — now tell us which actors are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor.
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Posted 12.15.12 by BrentJS
Who Should Play the Demented Industrialist?
The Green Goblin wasn't the first Spider-Man villain and he's not the most powerful, but the colorful character has become Spidey's signature nemesis over the years, appearing in just about every board game, video game, and animated series based upon the wall-crawler's exploits, as well as featuring prominently in Sam Raimi's trilogy (played with great aplomb by Willem Dafoe). Norman Osborn, the wealthy industrialist who first took on the mantle of the Green Goblin, did not figure prominently in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man, but director Marc Webb laid the groundwork for his big screen return, setting up Osborn's company, Oscorp, as the manufacturer of the biotech that inadvertently created both Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and also inserting a tag scene at the end that shows a mysterious figure that may or may not be Norman Osborn.
While most speculate that Electro will be the primary villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 because of the Electro-ish lightning seen in the credits, the return of Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin are inevitable, especially in light of the recent news that Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) will likely have "a very small part" in ASM2 as Peter's other major love interest, Mary Jane Watson, and that Sony intends to "build to the classic 'Death of Gwen Stacy' story" that saw the Green Goblin killing Peter's high school sweetheart. Help us choose the new Green Goblin: Who do you think has the drive and determination to play a billionaire industrialist willing to experiment on himself to save his own life?
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Posted 10.29.12 by BrentJS
"Adult supervision is required."
Not since July's extended TV spot have we seen new footage from Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Southern" Django Unchained, but a new trailer has arrived online and we couldn't be happier about it.
The first half plays like the other trailers that have arrived so far, showing the partnership between freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and German bounty hunter King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), as they work on their respective missions of vengeance. Schultz is looking to bring down the hood-wearing Brittle Brothers, while Django is looking to free his wife (Kerry Washington) from the villainous slave owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The second half is where more new footage arrives, with more footage of Django, who reveals he's getting "dirty" to take care of his business, and more of DiCaprio, who's Candie is the kind of charming villain audiences will love to hate, perhaps not unlike Waltz's Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds. There's also more of Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Candie's loyal house slave Stephen, and warns Candie of the dubious intentions of Schultz and Django, while the very first footage of Jonah Hill is also revealed (surprise, his role looks comedic). the latest trailers, unchained
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The unveiling of the first trailer for the upcoming Django Unchained last week was a cause for celebration, particularly for fans of writer-director Quentin Tarantino. Now there's more to celebrate: New footage has been revealed in the international trailer.
Described as a "Southern" — combining the Western genre with a pre-Civil War American South setting — Django Unchained follows the unlikely partnership of freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and German bounty hunter King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) as they travel the countryside, each needing the other to achieve his individual revenge. While the international trailer offers more footage of Django and Schultz, there's also more of Leonardo DiCaprio relishing his role as the villainous slave owner Calvin Candie, as well as a (very brief) first look at Samuel L. Jackson, who was all but ignored in the first trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.13.12 by Ryan
Forget the photos. Forget the teaser poster, the additional photos, and the trailer teaser. The first full trailer for director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained is now online and it delivers.
Described as a "Southern," Django Unchained seems less a mix of Spaghetti Western set in the pre-Civil War South and more a vengeful action movie on par with Tarantino's previous effort, Inglourious Basterds. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz pair as a freed slave and a German bounty hunter, respectively, and Leonardo DiCaprio looks like he's relishing his chance to play an evil slave-owning villain and object of Foxx's vengeance. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.07.12 by Ryan
Despite the somewhat troubling number of actors who accepted roles in Quentin Tarantino's latest movie, Django Unchained, only to drop out at the last minute — Kevin Costner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell all exited due to "scheduling conflicts" — producer Harvey Weinstein last week promised that Tarantino's revenge-driven "Southern" (a "Spaghetti Western" set in the Deep South) may yet be "adding a couple of 'surprise' co-stars." Who those co-stars might be was anyone's guess until a new batch of images from the movie revealed that one of them is none other than the original "Django" himself, Italian actor Franco Nero, who starred in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 Spaghetti Western Django, which served, among other movies, as inspiration for Django Unchained. see the new images >> Posted 05.29.12 by BrentJS
Without the benefit of a trailer, the first peek audiences have had of director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained was with its recently released teaser poster, which merely showed the silhouettes of the characters played by Academy Award–winning actors Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds). Finally, The Weinstein Company has revealed a first look photo of the two actors in costume, as well as a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio as the movie's villain.
Set two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained follows Foxx as the slave Django, who is freed by German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Waltz) on the condition that they work together to kill the murderous Brittle Brothers. Thus begins an unlikely partnership as Django works towards freeing his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from the slave trade. see the photos >> Posted 04.26.12 by Ryan
The first teaser poster has arrived for writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained and it looks, well, pretty familiar. Just as Tarantino's Spaghetti Western-inspired movie started to take off last year, a fan-made poster of a silhouetted gunman on a horse shooting the chains of a shackled man appeared. The new teaser poster, released by The Weinstein Company, uses a similar red background and chain, and features two silhouetted figures at the bottom, presumably the freed slave Django (Jamie Foxx) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz).
The studio has also released an official synopsis, which offers a detailed description of the movie, to the point of seeming spoilerish. While the movie was known to be about Django and his attempts to rescue his wife from a sadistic slave owner (Leonardo DiCaprio), Tarantino has plenty more in store for audiences, which should come as no surprise after having to split Kill Bill into two movies. read the synopsis and see the full poster >> Posted 04.13.12 by Ryan
There's been plenty of casting rumors surrounding writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Southern" movie Django Unchained, which blends elements of the Western genre and exploitation movies. Tarntino's Inglourious Basterds actor Christoph Waltz was the first actor rumored for the project, something both the director and actor publicly stated wasn't a done deal.
In early May, Will Smith was rumored for the lead role, though there was some question as to whether the actor would actually sign on to the movie. The latest actor associated with the movie is Leonardo DiCaprio. who will play the lead role? >> Posted 06.08.11 by Ryan