"Hermoine just stole all of our s**t."
After the release of an April Fool's joke trailer for a sequel to 2008's Pineapple Express, an actual, red-band trailer has been released for the upcoming, apocalyptic comedy This is the End.
The movie follows Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel as fictional versions of themselves trying to stay alive while living in Franco's house after an apocalypse hits the planet. The NSFW trailer shows the movie's many cameos, including Michael Cera, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and a not-messing-around Emma Watson, whose apocalypse survival instinct is take what's hers. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.03.13 by Ryan
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
The cast of Brazilian director José Padilha's (Elite Squad) RoboCop has increased by one. According to Deadline, Academy Award-nominated actor Jackie Earle Hayley (Little Children) has signed on to star in the remake of director Paul Verhoeven's 1987 movie as Maddox, the man "who dispenses the military training" to cop-turned-cyborg cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), post-RoboCop transformation.
Haley joins an impressive cast that so far includes Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as Ellen Murphy, House actor Hugh Laurie as the CEO of OmniCorp — the company responsible for manufacturing RoboCop — Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) as "charismatic media mogul" Pat Novak, and Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) as Norton, the scientist who creates Robocop. The Sorcerer's Apprentice star Jay Baruchel is said to be "circling" a lead role in the movie, as well. more about the RoboCop remake >> Posted 07.23.12 by BrentJS
Dimension Films, the genre movie division of The Weinstein Company, has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to director Jonathan Sobol's (Everything is Connected) latest movie, The Black Marks. The comedy, which will star Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel, will go into production in Canada later this month. Nicholas Tabarrok, who produced Sobol's last movie, A Beginner's Guide to Endings, is producing for Darius Films, with Jeff Sackman (Sacrifice) executive producing. more about The Black Marks >> Posted 01.05.12 by BrentJS
One of the long-gestating projects for actor-writer Seth Rogen has been the end-of-the-world horror-comedy Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse, which we first reported on in 2008. The "Jay" of the the title is Rogen's Knocked Up co-star Jay Baruchel. To promote the production, the two actors made an eight-minute short (NSFW) that took place in a dingy apartment with a dwindling water supply in a post-apocalyptic world.
Now, after several years of waiting, it looks as though the full-length movie version is on the way, but will include more than just Baruchel and Rogen, as Rogen revealed to MTV: more cast and plot details revealed >> Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan
The ice hockey comedy Goon premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, and the positive response prompted Magnet Releasing to pick up the distribution rights to the movie.
Goon stars Seann William Scott as a nightclub bouncer who loves to fight and joins a hockey team as their goon or enforcer, which pretty much gives Scott an excuse to check and fight opposing players with abandon. Only, like any good sports movie, Scott's presence on the down-and-out team inspires them to new heights.
To coincide with the TIFF premiere, a new international trailer has debuted for the comedy, written by actor Jay Baruchel (She's Out of My League, The Sorcerer's Apprentice), who also co-stars, and screenwriter Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express). watch the trailer >> Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
The "creepy neighbor" sub-genre got a real shot in the arm from Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller Rear Window, and has been used as a template for movies about tenants who suspect someone who lives in the building could be up to no good.
Canadian thriller Good Neighbors is about two tenants (Scott Speedman, Emily Hampshire) living in a apartment building in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood who are obsessed with the activities of a local serial killer. While no one is staring at other tenants with binoculars, Speedman is in a wheelchair a la James Stewart. Or is he? The point of the recently released trailer is that anyone, or, in this case, everyone is a suspect. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.20.11 by Ryan
Part One of "What Could Have been" explored the ideas in X-Men 3, before Bryan Singer left to direct Superman Returns, while Part Two examined the unproduced script for a potential Christopher Reeve-starring Superman 5.
In part three, we look at George Miller's canceled adaptation of Justice League. The movie was set to start in 2007 with a cast filled with mostly unknowns: D.J. Cotrona as Superman and Armie Hammer as Batman were offset by The O.C.'s Adam Brody as The Flash and rapper/actor Common as the Green Lantern. Brody revealed in July of 2009 that the cast was assembled in Australia for rehearsals, but "sets hadn't been built yet". In an interview with Collider, Hammer (The Social Network) talked about the production. find out what went wrong >> Posted 10.01.10 by Ryan
The latest Sorcerer's Apprentice trailer is loaded with new footage and serves as a good character primer for those unfamiliar with the movie. The action-packed trailer even manages to squeeze in some humor and a nice homage to the Fantasia short that inspired it. watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.11.10 by BrentJS
Director Christopher Nolan will reportedly start production next March on the highly anticipated Batman 3, and actors are lining up to participate. Robin Williams told Empire Magazine that he wanted to play The Riddler.
Why does Robin Williams want a stint in Arkham? >> Posted 06.30.10 by Ryan
I would do Batman in a second, playing anyone. I’d play The Riddler in the next one, although it would be hard to top Heath [Ledger] as the villain and I’m a little hairy for tights. I’m using this article as an ad. Chris, call me, I’ll do anything. I could be a great character — or some weird little man in the background in Arkham Asylum.