"The only lasting thing about Jacob Sternwood should be his prison sentence."
Follow along with a driven cop as he gets a second chance at justice when the criminal that ruined his life is forced out of hiding by his son's hospitalization and arrest. "Wot's the flick, mate?" >> Posted 03.27.13 by BrentJS
Last week, Disney and moviemaker George Lucas announced that the company had purchased Lucas' profitable LucasFilm Ltd. production company for $4.05 billion, While that affords Lucas a modest retirement from making movies (actually, he plans to donate most of the money to educational charities), Lucas also revealed that he had decided to hand over his Star Wars franchise to "a new generation of filmmakers," collectively blowing the minds of millions of Star Wars fans everywhere.
While creating Star Wars has given Lucas unparalleled respect amongst writers, directors, animators and movie audiences alike, it's been Lucas' "recreations" of those same movies, as well as work creating the prequel trilogy (that's Episodes I-III for you kids that watched them sequentially), that has made him the target of those same peoples' derision. Now that Disney holds the keys to Lucas' magic kingdom, we offer 10 things to expect from the new Star Wars trilogy. read our 10 expectations then add your own >> Posted 11.04.12 by Ryan
After making the rounds at the American Film Market for the last two years running, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona's (The Orphanage) first English-language feature, The Impossible, will finally debut at next month's Toronto International Film Festival, in advance of its currently scheduled limited theatrical release in the U.S. in December. Based on a true story, The Impossible stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as a husband and wife on vacation with their three sons in Thailand during the tsunami that devastated the country and much of Southeast Asia in December 2004. Set to Damien Rice's haunting cover of U2's "One," the new trailer for the movie is a heart-rending reminder of the power of nature's fury and the fragility of life.
read the synopsis & watch the trailer >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS
Scheduling might not be the only reason that Warner Bros. moved the release date for Jack the Giant Killer to next summer (from this summer) when it put the 2013 Arthur & Lancelot on hold in January.
In an interview with SlashFilm, Ewan McGregor, who plays palace guard Elmont in the movie, admitted that he hadn't seen the movie yet, then joked that the delay might have been motivated because the movie "wasn't good enough yet." mcgregor talks delay; farrell to play lancelot >> Posted 03.15.12 by Ryan
Fly-fishing in the desert? That's the goal of a visionary sheik (Amr Waked) who believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people — and the premise of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The comedy, which opens in limited release this weekend, was called "a distinct delight, brimming over with spirit and surprise" by Rolling Stone's Peter Travers. We've got an exclusive look at the movie's leading ladies, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. see the exclusive photos >> Posted 03.09.12 by reelz
Steven Soderbergh's highly anticipated action movie, Haywire, hits theaters this weekend and all the buzz surrounding it reassures viewers it's just as badass as the clips imply. At a recent press conference regarding the movie, Eric Eisenberg of cinemablend.com had the opportunity to sit in and hear what the actors had to say about working with Soderberg and shooting fighting scenes with an actual MMA fighter.
Gina Carano, professional fighter-turned-actress, talked about her "audition process."
My agent called me and he said that this director wanted to meet me, and I didn’t know who he was. I don’t know anything about Hollywood really, still. I’m still learning... We had a four hour lunch and at the end of it he offered me a movie. So, there was no auditioning. I don’t know what that is like yet.
Channing Tatum, no stranger to the action film genre, plays one of the many men Carano beats up and he was more than impressed.
Find a girl that you think can whip my butt and I’ll go to her movie. And then they did. And I wanted to be in the movie, like yes it’s for real. She can really do this stuff. There’s no faking it. She only fakes it, because she has too. It was fun. What did Ewan mcGregor say about working with Gina Carano? >> Posted 01.21.12 by reelz
Director Steven Soderbergh has spent his career bouncing from genre to genre, starting his career with the 1989 indie drama Sex, Lies and Videotape, winning a Best Director Oscar for Traffic in 2000, and, most recently, last fall's viral thriller Contagion, to name a few. Soderbergh's latest is the upcoming Haywire, an action flick centered around a freelance covert operative (MMA fighter Gina Carano) who is double crossed and seeks revenge. Soderbergh has admitted that he thought of using Carano in a movie after watching her fight on TV, but in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the director went into more detail about how he came to that decision.
watch the clips and see the new photos >> Posted 01.08.12 by Ryan
I saw her fight on TV, and saw her interviewed, and thought, given the history of movies being built around real fighters, why shouldn't somebody build a movie around her? She seemed kind of ready-made to do that. She's a natural beauty and a real fighter. I went to talk to her and said, 'Would you be up for this?' She said, 'Yeah, actually, this comes at a good time for me.' There's obviously a risk involved. People know her, but not because of movie stuff. But I feel like this is what movies are for. They did it for Steven Seagal. Why can't we do it for her?
I had also been looking — because I love spy movies — for something in this vein that was set in the world of these private security companies. So when I saw her I thought: I can combine these two things. That's what we ended up doing.
Today's Challenge: X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy, opens nationwide today and Beginners, with Ewan McGregor, opens in limited release. Can you find a movie link to connect the two leading men?
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 06.03.11 by reelz
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Actor Ewan McGregor, who once played the powerful Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas' Star Wars prequel trilogy, was recently spotted on the set of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's new spy thriller, Haywire (formerly Knockout), getting his butt kicked...by a girl! Well, to be fair, actress Gina Carano is all woman and a real-life Muay Thai-trained mixed martial arts fighter, so we'll forgive Obi—er, Ewan—just this once. more about Haywire >> Posted 03.12.11 by BrentJS
THR reports that director Bryan Singer's next movie, the upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, is getting another cast member in Ewan McGregor.
The retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale has been adding cast member all month, starting with Nicholas Hoult (X-Men:First Class) cast in the lead role and Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and John Kassir joining as the king's villainous adviser and the two-headed lead giant, respectively. According to the report, McGregor will play the leader of the king's elite guard.
Jack the Giant Killer was written by Christopher McQuarrie, Darren Lemke, and Mark Bomback and will follow Jack as a young farmer who leads a rescue attempt to save a princess that has been kidnapped by a giant.
The role of the princess is yet to be cast, but likely will be filled by the time the production starts in late March. Australian actress Adelaide Kane (Power Rangers RPM) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland) are reportedly in contention for the part. Posted 02.26.11 by Ryan