Elisabeth Shue's career has had an interesting trajectory, starting way back in 1984 when audiences (and Ralph Macchio) fell in love with the actress in The Karate Kid. After finding continued success by taking over the role of Michael J. Fox's girlfriend in Back to the Future II and III, Shue landed an Oscar nomination for 1995's Leaving Las Vegas. Instead of appearing in any and every movie she could, Shue prefers to make one a year. "I don't work that often to be honest," Shue told The Independent. "It sort of comes down to really a film a year and then an odd thing here or there that only lasts a few days."
Shue's latest effort, Piranha 3-D, seems like a change in direction, straying from the more independent movies she's been appearing in of late. Shue admits that it was Piranha 3D director Alexandre Aja that convinced her to accept the role of Sheriff Julie Forester in the upcoming movie. find out what sold Shue, and what was her biggest challenge >> Posted 08.18.10 by Ryan
A couple moves have occurred on the great chessboard that is the upcoming movie schedule. First off, Dimension and the Weinstein Company have decided to move up director Alexandre Aja's Piranha 3-D from August 27 to August 20, shifting it away from horror competitor The Last Exorcism.
Piranha 3-D, a remake of Joe Dante's 1978 original (which was, to put it politely, a "remake" of 1975's Jaws), follows a sleepy lakeside town whose Spring Break suffers a small setback when an underwater tremor unleashes a horde of prehistoric, man-eating fish. Elisabeth Shue and Ving Rhames play local law enforcement tasked with destroying the menace, while Christopher Lloyd will finally get his chance to play a nutty scientist. Richard Dreyfuss and Jerry O'Connell also star. Find out more about battleship: the movie >> Posted 06.15.10 by Ryan
After watching the trailer for French director Alexandre Aja's (Mirrors) Piranha 3-D, we're prepared to classify this movie as one of this summer movie season's "guilty pleasures." Sure, the plot is lifted from Jaws—local sheriff (Elisabeth Shue subbing for Roy Scheider) attempts to safeguard holiday revelers from an underwater menace—but with plenty of beer-guzzling co-eds in bikinis, Ving Rhames brandishing an outboard motor, Christopher Lloyd doing his best Dr. Emmett Brown impression, and Richard Dreyfuss making a surprise return to bloody waters, this movie looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Oh, yeah, did we mention the piranhas are nasty prehistoric throwbacks in eye-popping 3-D? Posted 05.03.10 by BrentJS