With Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, opening in IMAX this weekend (and on December 21st everywhere else), Paramount is going for broke with some new promotional materials including a new poster for the IMAX opening of the movie, as well as two new preview clips.
Ghost Protocol will see Tom Cruise return as Impossible Mission Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt, but, outside of Mission: Impossible III's Simon Pegg, Cruise will be working with an all-new crew of agents, including Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner. In an interview with ComingSoon, Renner described how his character Brandt gets involved with the IMF team. watch the clips and read Renner's comments >> Posted 12.14.11 by Ryan
Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger is finally back in the saddle after the studio shut down production in August over the movie's reported $250+ million budget. After director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer worked to bring down the budget, which Bruckheimer said took "four to six weeks" to get the budget down to an more acceptable $215 million (which still seems like a lot, but we digress) and were rewarded with a May 2013 release date in October.
With production rescheduled for February, it was reported that the movie's leads were intact, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) remaining in the title role, Johnny Depp set to play Tonto — a role he's been attached to since 2008 — but what wasn't clear was whether the movie would retain its supporting cast, but Deadline reports that the rest of the cast will also be retained.
Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), originally cast in June, will still play railroad tycoon Latham Cole, a character who is, as we expected, the movie's main villain. Ruth Wilson (BBC's Luther), originally cast in July, will be back as Rebecca, The Lone Ranger's female lead. kingsley enters Ender's game >> Posted 12.11.11 by Ryan
Director John Madden's thriller The Debt opens today, but Focus Features is offering a few last glimpses to inspire a trip to the theater.
A remake of the 2007 Israeli thriller HaHov, The Debt takes place in two decades. One half of the movie is set in the present day, following retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Academy Award–winner Helen Mirren) and Stefan (two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson) as they learn some disturbing news about their former Nazi-hunting colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). The other half of the movie takes place in the 1960s, showing a young Rachel (Jessica Chastain) trains with David (Sam Worthington) and Stefan (Marton Csokas) and hunts Nazi Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen), "The Surgeon of Birkenau." Believing Vogel dead, the story unfolds once the war criminal surfaces 35 years later, as both decades reveal more about what really happened.
The cast of The Debt have been making the press rounds, with Chastain recently telling Collider about her training for the role, which meant learning the Israeli self-defense system Krav Maga. watch the clips and read more from the cast >> Posted 08.31.11 by Ryan
This morning nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced and The Kennedys was recognized in 10 categories, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Both Greg Kinnear (JFK) and Barry Pepper (RFK) are up for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, and Tom Wilkinson (Joe Kennedy Sr.) was nominated for Supporting Actor. Here's the full list of The Kennedys nominations.
– Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
– Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie — Greg Kinnear
– Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie — Barry Pepper
– Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie — Tom Wilkinson
– Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie
– Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
– Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie
– Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
– Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
– Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
If you missed the series the first time we aired it, The Kennedys will re-air this November, starting November 6. Sign up here to get alerts, including airdates and times for your satellite or cable provider. Posted 07.14.11 by reelz
A good action movie needs a villain, which is why Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys) is in talks to play one in The Lone Ranger, Variety reports. Reportedly, Wilkinson will play a railroad tycoon, and while the report doesn't exactly say that Wilkinson will play an antagonist, movie math tells us that "railroad tycoon" plus "Western genre" equals "villain." Not to mention, he's a British actor in a Western, which, again, means villain.
Armie Hammer (The Social Network) is set to play the title role. Johnny Depp, who has been attached to the project since 2008, will play Tonto, the Lone Ranger's faithful sidekick. Gore Verbinski (the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) will direct from a "funny" script by Justin Haythe, who wrote the hilarious Revolutionary Road. Production will begin later this year on The Lone Ranger, which opens on December 21, 2012. new Snow White and Tom Sawyer Cast >> Posted 06.24.11 by Ryan
If you missed it the first time around, you have a second chance to catch the 8-part movie event this weekend on ReelzChannel. The Kennedys will air in its entirety over Saturday and Sunday. ReelzChannel CEO, Stan Hubbard, commented on the network's record-breaking number of viewers who tuned in for the original run.
Viewers responded strongly to the tightly scheduled mini-series format that played out over nine nights during the World Premiere week. The intensity of viewing was so remarkably consistent on an episode by episode basis, we’re doing it again in an even tighter schedule.
The Kennedys airs in mini-marathons, with four episodes airing back to back. Episodes 1-4 air Saturday, April 16, starting at 10am ET / 7am PT and then again at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Episodes 5-8 air on Sunday, April 17, starting at 10am ET / 7am PT and then again at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Posted 04.15.11 by reelz
A new trailer has been released for Academy Award–nominated director John Madden's (Killshot) new movie, The Debt, a remake of the Israeli thriller HaHov. Written by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, and Peter Straughan, the movie stars Academy Award–winner Helen Mirren as Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent who comes out of retirement to track down and kill Nazi war criminal Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen), "The Surgeon of Birkenau," who has surfaced in a small Ukrainian town 35 years after she supposedly shot and killed him. The story unfolds in both the '60s — with Jessica Chastain as young Rachel and Sam Worthington and Marton Csokas as her Nazi-hunting Mossad partners, David and Stefan, respectively — and in the '00s, with Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson playing the elder David and Stefan. watch the new trailer >> Posted 04.12.11 by BrentJS
Missed one or more episodes of The Kennedys? Catch up this weekend with a marathon of the movie event that earned 4 stars from the New York Post and was described by GQ magazine as "the best depiction of this doomed and overreaching clan ever put to TV." Then don't miss the dramatic 2-hour conclusion Sunday night. During the April 10 finale, producers Joel Surnow, Steve Kronish, and Jonathan Koch will be answering questions via Twitter. So make sure you use the hashtag #TheKennedys when you tweet your questions. Get Marathon and Finale Times >> Posted 04.08.11 by reelz
It was a huge night for ReelzChannel and The Kennedys.
1.9 million people watched the world premiere of the The Kennedys, a record for ReelzChannel. The Kennedys received a 2.5 gross household coverage area rating. For comparison, the popular Mad Men had 2.3 million viewers for its season three finale.
Acquiring The Kennedys after The History Channel opted to not air the eight-part movie proved to be a successful risk for ReelzChannel and CEO Stan E. Hubbard.
Viewers across America showed their ongoing fascination with the Kennedy family and, specifically, their desire to see such a star-studded cast in the highly-anticipated The Kennedys. In acquiring The Kennedys, our aim was to give viewers an opportunity to watch an incredible movie event with massive star power and to also put a spotlight on our network like never before. Viewers proved they could find our relatively new and independent network and when they did, Greg, Barry, Katie and Tom delivered! Watch encore showing tonight >> Posted 04.04.11 by reelz
Today's Challenge: Along with sharing a first name, Tom Wilkinson and Tom Skerritt have both played Joe Kennedy Sr. — in The Kennedys (premiering April 3 on ReelzChannel) and Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, respectively. Can you find their movie connection?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 03.23.11 by reelz