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Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.17.12 by BrentJS
Wait until you see Matthew Fox's Cape Fear-esque transformation! Posted 10.16.12 by BrentJS
If anyone has been wondering what Matthew Fox has been up to since Lost aired its final episode (besides collecting DUIs), the actor has apparently been living in the gym preparing for his role as an MMA-fighting serial killer in Alex Cross.
Based on the James Patterson novel I, Alex Cross, the movie adaptation was expected to be a change of pace for Tyler Perry, who has assumed the title role previously portrayed by Morgan Freeman in 1997's Kiss the Girls and 2001's Along Came a Spider. But it's Fox that is almost unrecognizable in the first-look photos from the movie.
Fox plays Michael "The Butcher" Sullivan, the man responsible for killing Cross' wife, and Fox appears to be surprisingly up to the task of playing the psychotic character. While the photos of Perry and Ed Burns (playing Cross's partner, Tommy Kane) look fairly tame, it would appear that director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) has created an action-heavy movie considering that almost every photo features a character holding a gun. see the photos >> Posted 05.18.12 by Ryan
For those hoping for a sequel to last summer's breakout comedy Bridesmaids, the upcoming comedy Friends With Kids might be the best substitute, at least in terms of cast. Written, directed, and starring Kissing Jessica Stein's Jennifer Westfeldt, Friends With Kids includes several Bridesmaids actors, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd and Westfeldt's real-life boyfriend, Jon Hamm.
Friends With Kids centers around a group of mostly married friends in their 30's who are at that moment where most are having children. The last two single friends (Westfeldt and Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott) make a decision to have a child together but still date other people (Ed Burns and Megan Fox, respectively). The movie premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival last September to mostly positive reviews, and was quickly picked up by Lionsgate. Set for a March release, the first trailer for the movie is finally online. watch the trailer >> Posted 01.12.12 by Ryan
Say you're a cop who is framed for a crime you didn't commit, what would you do if you found a chance to escape? If you're Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans) in the upcoming thriller Man on a Ledge, the plan is simple: step out on the ledge of a building in New York and feign a suicide attempt while actually coordinating the theft of a $30M diamond and convincing a hostage negotiator to believe he's innocent as SWAT team members swirl around ready to rain down bullets. See? Simple.
If the plot seems convoluted, don't worry, the cast is tight. Worthington is surrounded by such notables as Elizabeth Banks (Our Idiot Brother) as the hostage negotiator; Jamie Bell (The Eagle, Jumper) and Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Worthington's co-conspirators; Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer) as a news reporter; Ed Burns (Saving Private Ryan) as a cop; Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as possibly another cop (he drives in an unmarked police car for no more than half a second); and Ed Harris as a guy who tries on suit jackets and says things like, "Find them" and "Tell me it's done" (the villain, of course). From the looks of the icy blue poster and teaser trailer, the movie looks promising, since the story sounds like Inside Man and Negotiator stuffed inside Phone Booth. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan
It's been a busy week for casting news, with several projects adding, announcing, or subtracting cast members.
In January, it was announced that Judd Apatow's next writing and directing project would be a spin-off of his successful, 2007 romantic comedy Knocked Up. The movie will focus on the married characters portrayed by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, instead of than Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen, in a story that has been kept under wraps so far.
Looks like Rudd and Mann will be getting some company, with THR reporting that Megan Fox is negotiating to join the comedy. What role Fox will play is also being kept secret.
It's no secret who Albert Brooks is playing, with Deadline reporting that the comedian is joining the cast as Rudd's dad. more casting news >> Posted 03.19.11 by Ryan
Ed Burns' new dramedy, Purple Violets, will be the first feature to release directly to iTunes--bypassing the theater, video store, or TV options for its premiere.
Burns is exploring the new iTunes release option because of the challenge he has faced in getting audiences into the theater, saying "My style of filmmaking is dying on the vine."
Purple Violets, which stars Burns, Selma Blair, Debra Messing, and Patrick Wilson, will be available for iTunes download on Nov. 20 for $14.99, and will move to other platforms later.
Source: Variety. Posted 10.26.07 by reelz
Some of Hollywood's hottest leading men are laying plans to try their luck in the fanboy arena.
Johnny Depp's production company is partnered with Warner Bros. and GK Films to adapt the 1960s horror soap, Dark Shadows, for the silver screen. Depp has been quoted as saying that he was obsessed with the show and wanted to play series vampire Barnabas Collins. Looks like he might get his wish.
And equally dishy Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan) is venturing into comic books with Dock Walloper, a Prohibition-era gangster story. Like Guy Ritchie's The Gamekeeper, Burns is road-testing the concept as a serial for the Virgin Comics label to see if it has the legs to make it as a feature film.
Burns, who plans on starting to write the script for Dock Walloper this fall, will cast himself in the role of fading crime lord, Mad Dog Madden, and look for someone else to play the lead.
Source: Variety. Posted 07.29.07 by reelz