When Les Misérables opened last year, it was embraced by critics and audiences alike and was soon on its way to receive a load of statues from various awards shows, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Anne Hathaway. But that doesn't mean that the musical isn't beyond reproach, which is why fans of Screen Junkies' "Honest Trailers" asked for them to tackle Les Misérables and its deeply dramatic story. In keeping with the movie, the trailer is parodied in song, which is only fitting. Even if you haven't seen the movie, the end of the trailer, which riffs through the movie's cast (most pointedly with Russell Crowe) is worth it. watch the "honest" trailer >> Posted 03.29.13 by Ryan
"I always carry my gun to a knife fight."
Journey back in time to a dangerous, exotic city called Jungle Village where warring clans with supernatural powers battle over gold. Chop Sock-it-to me! >> Posted 02.11.13 by BrentJS
The fashion, the stars, the speeches...whatever your reason was for watching the Golden Globes on Sunday, it was all on display in the telecast. From the deft hosting by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (the bar has been raised, Seth MacFarlane) to the sincere, yet sometimes awkward speeches, there were plenty of highlights from last night's Globes ceremony, which, thankfully, we have compiled right here for you. watch the highlights >> Posted 01.16.13 by Ryan
One has iron fists, the other has a rotating blade gun.
Musician-turned-actor-turned-writer-director-and-actor RZA has called his upcoming kung fu flick The Man With the Iron Fists the "most challenging" project of his career, and, after watching the movie's trailers, it's easy to see why. While RZA had help writing the script from Eli Roth (Hostel) and has Quentin Tarantino "presenting," the martial arts movie set in 19th Century China (and shot in the country as well) was, no doubt, a daunting directorial debut.
So far, RZA appears to be up for the challenge. Previous character trailers introduced Bronze Lion (Cung Le) and Madame Blossom (Lucy Liu), but the latest trailer introduces RZA's character The Blacksmith, who becomes a human weapon to protect his village. more kung fu trailers
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Hollywood is still responding to the death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died over the weekend at the age of 54. Michael Bay, who cast the actor in his breakout role in Armageddon, wrote about meeting Duncan. "We found him in a gym. He cried at the first audition because he was so proud to audition for a 'Michael and Jerry movie,' he just wanted to make his mom proud. We gave him the role in the room." Tom Hanks, who starred alongside Duncan in his Oscar-nominated performance in The Green Mile released a statement. "I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike," Hanks said. "He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of The Green Mile. He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned." Duncan suffered a heart attack in July and according to reports "never fully recovered."
— Russell Crowe was saved by the U.S. Coast Guard after getting lost kayaking.
— Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong was rushed to the hospital for unknown reasons, forcing the band to cancel a concert performance.
— Minka Kelly is reportedly dating Captain America himself, Chris Evans
— And yet another royal flashes his family jewels.
Image courtesy New Line Cinema. Posted 09.04.12 by reelz
You have to hand it to director Ron Howard for not giving up on his adaptation of The Dark Tower, based on author Stephen King's post-apocalyptic Western novel series.
The project has been mired in setbacks that has included Universal passing on the ambitious adaptation last July, despite Academy Award–winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) attempts to bring down the movie's budget via rewrites. With a plan that includes a trilogy of movies with two TV series, there's no doubt Howard and producer Brian Grazer's Dark Tower is an unprecedented adaptation, but with HBO agreeing to air the TV portion last October, Warner Bros. was close to taking over the project in March. With Goldsman reportedly turning in yet another draft, it looks like Warners is even closer to giving Dark Tower the green light, though it looks like a casting change will be in order. russell crowe as roland deschain? >> Posted 08.03.12 by Ryan
In the realm of comic books, most regard Superman is the ultimate superhero. So it makes sense Man of Steel would get not just one but two teaser trailers.
Debuting before The Dark Knight Rises were a pair of teaser trailers for Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, starring Henry Cavill as the Son of Krypton. While both 1-minute-38-second trailers have the same footage, they both have different voice-overs, one from Superman's Earthly father, Jonathan Kent, played by Kevin Costner, and one from his Kryptonian father, Jor-El, played by Russell Crowe (fun fact: both Oscar-winning actors have played Robin Hood). Both voice-overs speak of Clark Kent/Superman's destiny as a hero.
Here's Crowe's dialogue:
You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They'll race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.
And Costner's dialogue:
You're not just anyone. One day, you're going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man who want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, is going to change the world. watch the new teasers >> Posted 07.21.12 by Chris
We've been hearing about Grammy-winning music producer, musician, emcee and actor RZA's (Californication) long-gestating martial arts movie, The Man With the Iron Fists, since 2008, and now the first riotous, raucous Red-band trailer for the movie has finally been released. Co-written (with Eli Roth) and directed by RZA, The Man With the Iron Fists was inspired by classic action-adventure kung-fu movies like The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) and features an eclectic ensemble cast that includes Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier and Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe. Here's the synopsis:
Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people. MORE >> Posted 06.29.12 by BrentJS
There was a time when director Darren Aronofsky was going to helm the sequel/spin-off The Wolverine as his follow-up to his award-winning Black Swan. Instead, Aronofsky will take the director's chair for his passion project, the Biblical epic Noah, with the lead actor he has sought since February. Aronofsky announced the casting news in a fawning (even for Hollywood) press release.
I'd like to thank Paramount and Regency for backing my team's work to breathe new life into the biblical epic. I rejoice that Russell Crowe will be by my side on this adventure. It's his immense talent that helps me to sleep at night. I look forward to being wowed by him every day. more about Noah >> Posted 04.23.12 by Ryan
Interest in having Russell Crowe appear in nearly every production currently being readied in Hollywood continues, this time with Harker, a re-imagining of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.
According to Vulture, Warner Bros. is in talks with Crowe to play the title character of Jonathan Harker, who is now a Scotland Yard detective investigating a string of murders that should lead him to the nefarious Count. The project has been lingering around Warners for a while now, but with the studio's adaptation of Akira recently shut down over budget concerns, Harker has regained momentum. The report claims that the studio wants director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, ABC's The River) to helm Harker first, and then address Akira's budgetary issues.
While Crowe is in talks, his participation isn't confirmed. The actor is set to play Inspector Javert in The King's Speech director Tom Hooper's musical version of Les Miserables starting this month, and recently became attached to Winter's Tale, the upcoming directorial debut for Crowe's A Beautiful Mind screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Crowe is also being sought for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah, and was at least mentioned for the possible lead in director Joe Carnahan's Death Wish remake. cavill to travel to The Great Wall >> Posted 02.13.12 by Ryan