Which Actor Should Play the Space Pirate?
Unless you've been sentenced to hard labor in the Spice Mines of Kessel or frozen in carbonite for the past few weeks, then you know that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. and that Disney is pushing for a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. The details of Star Wars: Episode VII are a closely guarded secret at this point, but we do know that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) has been hired to write the screenplay and that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all been approached about it, but whether the trio will be playing older versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa or simply signing away their likeness rights for digital proxies is anyone's guess.
As much as we would love to see the original actors come back in some way, shape or form, we would much rather see Disney reboot the characters the way Paramount did with Star Trek. After all, if James Bond, Batman and Sherlock Holmes can survive multiple interations, why not Han, Luke and Leia? We already asked you who you think has the right stuff to play the last Jedi; now, help us choose the space pirate, the scoundrel, the scruffy looking nerf herder.
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Posted 11.16.12 by BrentJS
In the wake of the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colo., last month Warner Bros. ordered reshoots on their upcoming mobster movie, Gangster Squad, so they could replace a scene where a group of mobsters shoot into a crowded Grauman's Chinese Theatre, a scene that was deemed too similar to the July 20 massacre. The studio then delayed the movie until 2013 while screenwriter Will Beall came up with different scenarios for the movie's ending. Apparently, Beall has come up with an agreeable alternative, with reshoots scheduled to begin on August 20 according to The Hollywood Reporter. what will be changed? >> Posted 08.12.12 by Ryan
"The good guys dress in black, remember that..."
Yes, Will Smith, we remember that, but did you know that the bad guys dress in yellow and have claw-tipped tentacles bursting from their palms? Hmm? We do, thanks to the new still images from director Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black III (MIB3) that have been released online. While there's not a lot that seems designed to remind us of what we loved about the original Men in Black movies: the odd couple relationship between curmudgeonly old Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and his jiggy partner, Agent J (Smith), and the crazy hardware they use when wrangling the latest wackadoo alien-gone-wild.
In MIB3, the offending alien (Jemaine Clement) has more than just a little mayhem on his mind, time-tripping back to the '60s to kill young K (Josh Brolin) in the hopes of preventing the secret alien watchdog group from stopping his plans in the present. We're not sure why the elder K doesn't accompany J back in time to help save his younger self, but there's probably some sort of good explanation (guess we better rewatch Back to the Future II to brush up on the downsides of meeting yourself in another time). SEE THE NEW IMAGES >> Posted 05.17.12 by BrentJS
It's been a while since we heard anything about Gangster Squad, basically since a couple photos arrived online in January. Last month, however, Warner Bros. decided to bump Gangster Squad out of its October release, handing the date instead to Ben Affleck's Argo and leaving Gangster Squad in limbo. Now that Warners has released the first trailer for the movie, we're not sure about the studio's reasoning.
Gangster Squad was based on the LA Times article "Tales from the Gangster Squad," written by Paul Lieberman, which tells the true story of how a special task force of LAPD officers was assigned to secretly target East Coast gangsters like "Mickey" Cohen (Sean Penn) who had moved into the city. Led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), the "Gangster Squad" includes Michael Pena (30 Minutes or Less), Robert Patrick (Flags of Our Fathers), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), and Giovanni Ribisi. However, the trailer revolves mostly around Brolin, Gosling, and Penn, particularly in the love triangle that involves the latter two and Emma Stone. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.10.12 by Ryan
Columbia Pictures has released two new preview clips from director Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black III that seem to guarantee that, whether Agent J (Will Smith) is chumming around with '60s-era Agent K (Josh Brolin) or the present day K (Tommy Lee Jones), there's going to be plenty of action. And as we've already guessed from the early production photos and movie stills that were released, there will be plenty of new Rick Baker–designed aliens for J and K to 'splode. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 05.02.12 by BrentJS
In terms of audience anticipation, all that Men in Black III has to do is not repeat the mistakes of 2002's Men in Black II and the third installment can be considered some kind of success. It's simple — be more like the first Men in Black and no one will remember how the movie went on hiatus so that the script could be finished and the other production delays that have looked like a cause for alarm for a big-budget production. "We knew starting the movie that we didn't have a finished second or third act," director Barry Sonnenfeld recently told Empire Magazine (via The Playlist). "Was it responsible? The answer is, if this movie does as well as I think it will, it was genius. If it's a total failure, then it was a really stupid idea."
As we said before, all that Men in Black III has to accomplish is to avoid being as awful as Men in Black II was universally seen to be, and, so far, the movie's trailers look like Sonnenfeld and company has pulled it off. The key is Josh Brolin, whose uncanny impersonation of Tommy Lee Jones should prove entertaining as the 1960s version of Jones' Agent K, though it's likely that younger audiences are going to love watching Will Smith's Agent J say things like "shiznit" in the sequel's latest trailer. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.05.12 by Ryan
Just in case the fact that both Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin appeared with Will Smith on the last teaser poster for Men in Black III (MIB3) made it seem as if Brolin was the alien activities monitoring agency's newest recruit instead of the younger version of Jones' Agent K character, Columbia Pictures has issued new teaser posters that separate the two actors. (Hilariously, they didn't bother re-shooting a full image of Jones with gun in hand, choosing instead to simply plunk his head over Brolin's body making it seem as if he has a freakishly small hand.)
Once again directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, MIB3 finds Agent J (Smith) up against another alien threat, one that seems to be specifically targeting the MIB agency and J's longtime partner and mentor, Agent K (Jones). In order to foil the plot against K, the agency and the world, J must travel back in time and team up with the younger-but-still-grumpy K (Brolin). see the new posters >> Posted 03.03.12 by BrentJS
A new photo and poster has been revealed for comic book movie Men in Black III.
Now seen as a movie franchise for actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, it's easy to forge that Agents J and K began their existence in a 1990 comic book series written by Lowell Cunningham that was adapted into the massively successful first movie, Men in Black. We're sure that Sony would prefer that audiences forget about the sequel, but it is true that Men in Black II was made in 2002, though most of those that saw it weren't too happy with the effort.
Skip to ten years later and Smith and Jones are at it again, although now with Josh Brolin tagging along, playing a younger version of Jones. Men in Black III will see Smith travel back to the 1960s, a fact that the latest poster, with its tagline "back in time," is hoping to drive home. The latest photo also features Brolin, as he offers Smith a weapon from what looks to be the trunk of his car. see the full poster and photos >> Posted 02.22.12 by Ryan
Up until now, "spy" photos of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone walking around in period clothing at L.A.'s Griffith Park Observatory was the only peek we've had at the Gangster Squad adaptation. The LA Times solved that problem, offering a look at the squad and a close-up of stars Josh Brolin and Sean Penn in action.
Based on The LA Times's seven-part series of articles "Tales from the Gangster Squad" written by Paul Lieberman, the movie follows Gosling and Brolin as two Los Angeles police officers who lead a special task force assigned to keep East Coast gangsters like "Mickey" Cohen (Penn) out of the city. Brolin says his research into 1940s police work revealed that cops back then were "pretty brutal." read brolin's comments and see the photos >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Last November, the plot synopsis that accompanied the teaser trailer for The Expendables 2 revealed that two new members (Liam Hemsworth and Yu Nan) would be joining the the action movie star super-group featured in the 2010 original. While Hemsworth will be more recognizable to audiences after appearing in 2010's The Last Song and, later this year, in The Hunger Games, Yu last (and only) English-language movie appearance was in 2008's Speed Racer. Luckily for Yu, the Chinese-born actress appears in both of the new photos for the Expendables 2 released by Comingsoon, either walking or crouching behind a car alongside Sylvester Stallone. see the photos >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan