"If I'm gonna make a fake movie, it's gonna be a fake hit!"
Journey to Iran, by way of Canada, to make a bogus sci-fi movie and rescue American fugitives in a story based on a real declassified spy mission. What's fake & what's real? >> Posted 02.19.13 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
Which of this year's directors deserve the industry’s highest honor?
No one was too surprised when French director Michel Hazanavicius and his (mostly) silent film The Artist practically swept the Academy Awards last year or when British director Tom Hooper's The King's Speech did the same the year before. This year, however, there are no "sure thing" movies, with several being heralded as "brilliant," "masterful," and "the best movie of the year" by critics...until the next great movie comes along.
Several Oscar-winning directors — including two-time Best Director winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan) and Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win Best Director — are among this year's contenders, but they are up against stiff competition from upstart indie directors who helped to make this one of the best years for independent movies in recent memory and the genre movie directors who gave us superheroes, wizards and time travelers as compelling as the special effects that blew our minds. We won't know which directors the Academy will nominate until the middle of January, but we want to know who you, the moviegoers, think deserves the industry's highest honor.
Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Directors of 2012 >>
Posted 12.12.12 by BrentJS
Hunting for a good movie? >> Posted 12.05.12 by Chris
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Which Actor Should Play the Space Pirate?
Unless you've been sentenced to hard labor in the Spice Mines of Kessel or frozen in carbonite for the past few weeks, then you know that George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. and that Disney is pushing for a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015. The details of Star Wars: Episode VII are a closely guarded secret at this point, but we do know that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) has been hired to write the screenplay and that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all been approached about it, but whether the trio will be playing older versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa or simply signing away their likeness rights for digital proxies is anyone's guess.
As much as we would love to see the original actors come back in some way, shape or form, we would much rather see Disney reboot the characters the way Paramount did with Star Trek. After all, if James Bond, Batman and Sherlock Holmes can survive multiple interations, why not Han, Luke and Leia? We already asked you who you think has the right stuff to play the last Jedi; now, help us choose the space pirate, the scoundrel, the scruffy looking nerf herder.
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Posted 11.16.12 by BrentJS
They must have one heck of a crystal ball to give out awards for movies, ahem, Django Unchained, that aren't even completed yet.the future of entertainment news
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.24.12 by BrentJS
Is that an Alan Arkin impression or the walrus from Disney's Alice in Wonderland? Posted 10.05.12 by reelz
Ten years ago, a movie called Argo would sound like the perfect campy sci-fi project for Ben Affleck, who back then was starring in bombs like Gigli, Paycheck, and Reindeer Games. But for today's Affleck, who has proved to be a successful director after helming Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Argo is a political action thriller. Now, we get a look at the movie via its first trailer.
Affleck also stars in the movie as Tony Mendez, a CIA technical operations officer who creates a fake Hollywood production (titled Argo) in order to rescue six Americans from the Tehran hostage crisis with the help of Hollywood producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin) and Academy Award–winning makeup artist John Chambers (John Goodman). It would be hard to believe the story was plausible if it weren't true (read the Wired article that inspired the story). "This is the best bad idea we have," says Jack O'Donnell (Bryan Cranston). watch the new trailer >> Posted 05.08.12 by Chris
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
AnnaSophia Robb will play a young Carrie Bradshaw in the upcoming CW series, The Carrie Diaries. According to THR, the show will follow the Sex and the City character "as she first comes of age in the 1980s" and deals with relationships and family "while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan." It seems that the show creators are paying no mind to the fact that Robb looks nothing like a young Sarah Jessica Parker and have no problem ignoring the fact that it was made very clear several times in the original SATC series that Carrie didn’t move to New York until her twenties.
Lindsay Lohan reportedly told Matt Lauer in a recent interview that will air later this week that partying isn’t her "thing anymore" and that she’s working on keeping her "stuff together." The actress does say that she is now "more of a homebody," but house arrest followed by very strict terms of probation can have that effect on people. Hopefully once her formal probation is over, the actress will stick to her plan to clean up her life and stay sober.
In France, there’s little ennui when it comes to Jean Dujardin. The actor caused a mob scene at Charles de Gaulle airport when he returned home with an Oscar in hand. Jean Dujardin was given a hero’s welcome yesterday and the airport was covered in fans and paparazzi as the police escorted the Oscar-toting actor through the crowd.
Jennifer Garner and husband Ben Affleck have a new bundle of joy. The couple recently had their first baby boy, and their third child. No word yet on what the baby has been named, but considering his older sisters are named Violet and Seraphina, it’s probably safe to assume it won’t be anything particularly kooky. The couple has also not released any details about the birth, but really, being reticent about releasing details of her family and private life is one of the reasons we like Jennifer Garner.
The New York Post is reporting that Snooki is a few months pregnant, though the reality star denied being pregnant only earlier this month. They are also reporting that MTV "went into crisis mode" after learning of the pregnancy since Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is currently shooting a Jersey Shore spin-off. That seems to be the most questionable part of the report, because wouldn't a pregnant Snooks be reality show gold?
Have a happy Leap Day, everybody! And ladies, remember to propose to a guy today so that you can cash in on those 12 pairs of gloves. Posted 02.29.12 by Mandy
Chris Pine's meteoric rise to fame started with 2009's Star Trek (sorry, Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement fans), with Pine stepping into the iconic role of Captain Kirk. Pine took a step backward with This Means War, the recently released romantic comedy that received lousy reviews and failed to impress at the box office.
Still, with Pine currently shooting Star Trek 2 (working title), the actor has little cause for concern. Despite the fact that his non-Star Trek efforts, This Means War and 2010's Unstoppable, have failed to become massive successes, Pine has already lined up another potential franchise. He will be taking over the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan in an untitled reboot — the first movie to feature the Tom Clancy character since 2002's The Sum of All Fears.
In an interview with Australia's Adelaide Now, Pine admitted he's "not too nervous" about playing Ryan after already successfully playing James T. Kirk. what did pine say? >> Posted 02.23.12 by Ryan