"Bring me the emperor!"
Remember when Matthew Fox got creepily ripped for Alex Cross and Tommy Lee Jones was the only guy in the crowd who wasn't amused during a legitimately funny moment at the Golden Globes? Well, forget both of those moments because both actors are back in a movie that's cast the actors in a different light, with the exception that Jones is still grumpy.
In the upcoming political thriller Emperor, General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) finds himself temporarily the de facto ruler of Japan following the country's surrender at the end of World War II. MacArthur chooses General Bonner Fellers (Fox), an expert on Japanese culture, to uncover whether Japan's Emperor Hirohito had anything to do with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Further complicating Fox's investigation is his search for his lost love, a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S., though the movie's first trailer is solely focused on Fox's struggle to uncover the truth. investigate the best trailers
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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
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
"It's not the years...it's the mileage."
Though the novelty of The Expendables' all-star cast of '80s and '90s action heroes wore off somewhat by the time The Expendables 2 hit theaters, the resurgence of aging tough-guy actors continues with the success of Liam Neeson's Taken 2, which beat down the competition this past weekend. And there's more to come. Ah-nuld's getting back in the game with The Last Stand and Bruce Willis is dusting off John McClane for a fifth go-round in A Good Day to Die Hard. But, not all aging actors can continue to pull off the kind of tough-guy roles they played in their youth. Tell us which over-50 actors still have what it takes to beat up the bad guys and come back for more.
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Posted 10.09.12 by BrentJS
"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
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
Earlier this month, Matthew Fox (Lost) was cast in the upcoming political thriller Emperor. Set at the end of World War II, Fox will play Gen. Bonner Fellers, one of General Douglas MacArthur's leading Japanese experts during a time when MacArthur was temporarily in charge as the de facto ruler of Japan as supreme commander of the occupying forces. Fellers struggles with the decision whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal, while also searching for his lost love, a Japanese exchange student he had met years before in the U.S.
With Fox set for the lead role, it was only a matter of time before an actor was cast to play Gen. MacArthur, and, according to ComingSoon, director Peter Webber (Hannibal Rising, Girl With a Pearl Earring) has decided on Tommy Lee Jones for the role. "Tommy will bring strength, intelligence, and gravitas to the portrayal of General Douglas MacArthur, a legendary American hero," said producer Gary Foster (Ghost Rider).
Emperor was written by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Tortilla Soup), and starts shooting later this month in New Zealand and Japan. more actors board the Snow Piercer train, Mattew Lillard and Clint Eastwood? >> Posted 01.18.12 by Ryan