A comedy that explores when neighbors get too close.
David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener) are best friends with Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt and Allison Janney) in their New Jersey suburb. When Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester) comes home for Thanksgiving with her engagement a bust, her parents hope to set her up with their neighbors' son Toby Walling (Adam Brody), only it's the elder Walling that Nina has her eyes on. Once Nina and David's affair becomes public, the movie's red band (NSFW) trailer shows that just about everybody goes into meltdown mode as they wrestle with their emotions over the news. watch the green band trailer >> Posted 09.12.12 by Ryan
Comic book movie fans were once again given the unique opportunity to query the stars of director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class through the "X-Perts" feature on the movie's official Facebook page. Previous Q&As have netted some revealing answers from producer Bryan Singer and from Nicholas Hoult, who plays Henry "Hank" McCoy, aka Beast. The latest "X-Perts" to answer fan questions are Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt, who play Dr. Moira MacTaggert and the mysterious Man in Black, respectively, in the highly anticipated prequel to the X-Men trilogy of movies. what did Byrne and Platt have to say about First Class? >> Posted 03.30.11 by BrentJS
Finally, the first trailer for X-Men: First Class has arrived. Those expecting an action-packed trailer may be a touch disappointed, as the trailer is more interested in introducing the story of the upcoming prequel which follows younger versions of Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor X (James McAvoy) during the 1960s.
There's plenty of eyecandy, however, as the trailer will send the fanboy community drooling for more as it reveals the other mutants in the movie, including January Jones as Emma Frost (in the interrogation room depicted in the recently released photo and later in diamond form), Zoe Kravitz as Angel Salvadore (and her wings), Nicholas Hoult as Beast (with and without fur), Lucas Till as Havok (blasting away), Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique (changing to her natural blue form), Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, Jason Flemying as Azazel, as well as non-mutants Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, and a blink-and-miss shot of Oliver Platt as the Man in Black. watch the mutant-filled trailer >> Posted 02.10.11 by Ryan
When Oliver Platt was cast last August in director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming adaptation of X-Men: First Class, his role as the non-mutant character "The Man in Black" was as mysterious to comic book fans as it was likely intended. When Ray Wise announced he was cast as the Secretary of State of the United States in the movie, the actor mentioned Platt amongst the cast members he would be joining, perhaps an indication that the two might share some scenes and that the "Man in Black" could have some governmental ties. Do the latest spy photos offer a clue? >> Posted 02.01.11 by Ryan
Production on director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class began in September, and the first set photos popped up a week later. With shooting going on for two months now, a new actor has been added to the large ensemble cast. Ray Wise, best known for playing Leland Palmer on the TV show Twin Peaks and the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, told IGN that he has been cast in the comic book adaptation.
who will wise act alongside? >> Posted 11.30.10 by Ryan
I'm playing the Secretary of State of the United States. I'll be going over there in the next couple of weeks. I love Matthew. And Bryan Singer's producing it and [it's got] a great cast — James McAvoy, January Jones, Oliver Platt.
Casting on Matthew Vaughn's upcoming adaptation of X-Men: First Class continues to escalate after news that Jason Flemying had joined the cast, and Rose Byrne was poised to do so as well. Deadline reports that the cast is adding another member, though this time it will not be another super-powered mutant. Who is Bacon's character >> Posted 08.16.10 by Ryan
It appears the producers can't quite commit to what they have done with 2012. All the major public promotions and sneak peeks have featured a cascade of overlapping and over-the-top disasters bordering on apocalypse porn. A wild ride for sure, but not too heavy on the characters and the plot.
Nonetheless, it's not just about the CGI, insists 2012 co-writer/co-producer/composer Harald Kloser, in an interview with Film Journal:
The disaster is primarily the background for strong emotional stories of regular people. You know, we have John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Glover — actors with higher standards than "Run! Go! Watch out! Duck." All those brilliant actors have accepted to be in our movie because the characters in the story were appealing to them. At least, that's what they told me!
...People see explosions and buildings collapsing and earthquakes, but that's only the stage, the canvas for very intimate and very private stories and very deep characters, which is what [director Roland Emmerich] and I — I can speak for him here — are most proud of.
Hmm. Maybe so, but not much evidence of that appears in the footage released so far. Strip away the doom-laden canvas — as someone did in an unofficial "actor's version" of an extended clip from the movie — and the humanistic aspects of the movie start looking more than a little thin.
In any case, there is no hesitation in the three TV spots for the movie that have just started making the rounds. It all disaster, all the time, remixed for your viewing pleasure. And for those of you who prefer your apocalypse set to music, Sony has released a video of a pop song by Adam Lambert that is featured in the movie. Buildings collapse, meteors strike, but he bravely sings on. Posted 10.27.09 by reelz