"That, my dear, is why they call me the Master of Suspense."
Journey back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood and follow along with a brilliant filmmaker as he struggles to keep his marriage intact while making a controversial horror movie that could very well end his career. Who(dunnit), What, Where, When, Why? >> Posted 03.12.13 by BrentJS
Which of this year's actors are worthy of the industry's highest honor?
If the screenplay is the backbone of a movie and the director its eyes, the actors and actresses who bring the characters to life on screen are its heart and soul. A bad script in the hands of wonderful actors can still make for a pretty decent movie, but give a wonderful script to bad actors and you're gonna get a bad movie every time. This year, there were a considerable number of exceptionally well written movies starring talented actors and actresses released by both independent studios and the majors so there are almost too many eligible candidates to consider for Academy Award nominations. We already asked you to tell us which actresses deserve consideration come Oscar time — so far, you've chosen Jennifer Lawrence for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her supporting role in Les Miserables — now tell us which actors are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor.
Rate the Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Actors of 2012 >>
Posted 12.15.12 by BrentJS
Last week, the first trailer for the upcoming biopic Hitchcock arrived online, which sees Anthony Hopkins play the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in a story that tracks his marriage to Alma Reville (played by Helen Mirren) as he put up his own money to make his classic thriller Psycho. From what is seen in the trailer, Hopkins turns in an inspired performance, one that made director Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) remark: "I think he really found the role quite delicious."
However, as is often the case in Hollywood, it's not the only biopic of Hitchcock in the works. In fact, a month before Hitchcock opens in theaters, HBO will deliver The Girl, which sees British actor Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger, Snow White and the Huntsman) play the legendary director as he enlists actress Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) for his follow-up to Psycho, The Birds. In light of two actors portraying the same person in a span of a month, we felt the question of "which Hitchcock could take the other" was obvious, and could only be settled in a Character Cage Match. compare the performances before you vote >> Posted 10.16.12 by Ryan
A story of love and making a movie about a homicidal maniac.
There's probably very few out there that don't consider Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho one of the greatest movies of all-time, but the making of it was less than smooth and tested the marriage between the legendary director and his wife Alma Reville. Their love story is the backbone of the upcoming biopic Hitchcock, which details the difficulties involved in getting Psycho to the big screen and how Alma (played by Helen Mirren) was a continual source of strength and a sounding board for Hitchcock (played by Anthony Hopkins).
"I think Alma accepts Hitch for exactly who he is and knows his idiosyncrasies and his crazy predilections," director Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) recently explained to EW. "She allows him to have his obsessions and I think our movie is about a point where they sort of escalate. Their marriage is absolutely touched off by his increasing obsessions with these women, but they were ultimately fantasy relationships. Hitch lived in this world of fantasy; to him it was more real than real life. And I think Alma was able to kind of, in this film at least, smash it down a little bit."take a stab at the latest trailers
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Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has made a living out of playing villains — in the U.S. anyway. After breaking into English-language movies in 2006's Casino Royale, Mikkelsen most recently appeared as the villain Rochefort in The Three Musketeers. Mikkelsen will continue this trend in Thor 2. Variety reports that the actor is in talks to play an undisclosed villain in the movie.
While Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is also set to return, Marvel president Kevin Feige has already revealed that Loki won't be the primary villain in the sequel like he was in Thor and The Avengers. Instead, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will be tackling "another big villain," likely played by Mikkelsen. will hopkins be back? >> Posted 05.25.12 by Ryan
Another big name is on board for Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho — Sacha Gervasi's adaptation of the book of the same name, which offers a behind-the-scene portrait of the making of the legendary director's 1960 horror classic.
Deadline reports that Jessica Biel has signed on to play Vera Miles (who had the role of Lila Crane in the original Psycho), which is the second biggest female lead in the movie. Her character goes in search of her missing sister Marion (played by Janet Leigh in the original) and finds herself at the Bates motel.
Biel joins Scarlett Johansson, who will play Janet Leigh; Anthony Hopkins, as Alfred Hitchcock; and Helen Mirren, as Hitchcock's wife, Alma. Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho is set to be released in 2014. Posted 03.21.12 by reelz
Twilight fans have to be lamenting that the franchise is coming to an end, but, luckily, there's another potential franchise to fill the void. The Host, based on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel of the same name will start shooting next February and will be in theaters on March 29, 2013 — a mere four months after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters.
While still exploring the theme of romance, The Host abandons vampires for an unseen alien race called Souls, who have taken over most of humanity by inhabiting their bodies as hosts. Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the few remaining survivors, but is finally captured and is invaded by a Soul named the Wanderer, a.k.a. Wanda (also played by Ronan), who can't gain complete control of Melanie's mind. Ian (Jake Abel) falls for Wanda, who, as Melanie, is still in love with Jerad (the recently cast Max Irons). It's an all-new, but more complicated, love triangle!
With the three leads cast, EW reports that co-screenwriter Meyer and director-writer Andrew Niccol (In Time) have cast actor William Hurt as Jeb, Melanie's crazy uncle and a leader of the human resistance.
Meyer is said to be planning two sequels to The Host, titled The Soul and The Seeker, but a sequel is yet to be published. benjamin bratt gets Snitch'd on >> Posted 12.08.11 by Ryan
To promote the upcoming home video release of Thor on DVD and Blu-ray, Marvel has been distributing preview clips of some of the many extras that will be included with the movie. Previously, we were afforded a sneak peek at The Consultant, an original Marvel Cinematic Universe short staring Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson. Then, we were taken on "The Road to The Avengers" by writer-director Joss Whedon in a "sizzle reel" clip for The Avengers. Now, two new video previews of the Thor extra features have been released that each offer a brief look behind the scenes of the making of the movie, with commentary from the cast and crew. hear what the cast said about branagh and see a Frost Giant in construction >> Posted 09.08.11 by BrentJS
Today's Challenge: The Rite and The Roommate are both released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time today. Can you find a movie link to connect Anthony Hopkins to Minka Kelly?
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 05.17.11 by reelz
Marvel's upcoming comic book adaptation of Thor follows the Norse god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) as he's stripped of his powers, banished from his home world of Asgard, and sent to Earth by his father (Odin, Anthony Hopkins) to learn what it means to be a hero. His brother (Loki, Tom Hiddleston), however, may be what stands in his way.
Thor is one of Marvel's most enduring characters. But can director Kenneth Branagh and his team duplicate the success of the 2008 hit Iron Man? That remains to be seen. But we're hopeful based on what we learned at the press junket we attended this past weekend with the cast and crew.
10 Things We Learned at the Thor Junket >> Posted 05.05.11 by reelz