Leprechauns, ruined birthdays, and home school taunting.
Romantic comedy anthologies are becoming rather popular these days, particularly ones that revolve around a particular holiday, but comedy anthologies are a hard thing to come by — 2007's The Ten comes to mind as does the classic Kentucky Fried Movie — but coming early next year is Movie 43, which stars almost the entirety of Hollywood and has a director list almost as long. In fact, it's hard to believe there are some actors and directors that aren't associated with Movie 43.
Revealed in just the red band trailer alone, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris share a romantic(?) moment; Halle Berry ruins a blind kid's birthday; Terrence Howard reminds a basketball team of the advantage they have; Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts decide to give their home-schooled son an authentic high school experience; Emma Stone checks in on Kieran Culkin's STD; and Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville capture a leprechaun (Gerard Butler). That's not all, of course, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Gere, Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet also appear in the very NSFW trailer, which does its very best to be as outrageous and offensive as possible.movie trailers and more
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Up until now, the marketing effort for Goon, starring Sean William Scott, has focused on humor. But a recent clip released by Yahoo!, changes up the flow and pushes the drama. We see Scott and opposing team enforcer Liev Schriber meet in a cafe and have an intense conversation about the nature of their roles in the sport of hockey. While the dialogue is peppered with Scott's naivete, Schriber's intensity sets the tone.
So, could this be the next Slap Shot? An endearing hockey movie that fans can mythologize for the next 30 years? By Don Cherry's collar, we hope it is. watch the new clip and trailer >> Posted 02.24.12 by Jud
With screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie penning a Japan-based script for Wolverine 2, MTV spoke with Liev Schreiber about whether or not he would appear in the sequel.
Hugh [Jackman] has talked about the fact that he wants to work on the Japanese angle. I've got my fingers crossed that Victor pops into that somewhere. I'm not sure yet. I don't remember from the comic books [if he's in there].
Schreiber admitted that he is big fan of comic books, long before he appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I was definitely a Wolverine guy growing up. But I also have to admit I was kind of a DC guy. It's sort of an embarrassing thing to say but its true. Wolverine was up there though. I liked the dark noir nature to it. I had a ball with it. My guilty pleasure is I watch wacky action movies. I'm looking forward to Iron Man 2. I'm always looking forward to the next installation of Batman.
With Jackman shooting Real Steel next, Wolverine 2 is eying a summer 2012 release. Posted 02.28.10 by Ryan
Cold War-style action, intrigue, and adventure lead off the first trailer for Salt. At the center of it all is Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), a CIA officer accused of being a Russian sleeper agent on a mission to assassinate the president. Now on the run from her former colleagues, she is forced to put to the test all the Jason Bourne-like skills she acquired during her years as a covert operative.
The lead role was originally designed for Tom Cruise, but when he bailed, it was re-written as a star vehicle for the eminently bankable Jolie. Directed by action-movie veteran Phillip Noyce, the movie also stars Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Posted 11.04.09 by reelz
Though South African director Gavin Hood's X-Men Origins: Wolverine was beset with troubles, from rumors of frequent arguments with Fox executives to the very real leak of an unfinished cut, the fourth chapter in the X-Men franchise was undoubtedly successful, grossing in excess of $370 million worldwide. Often criticized by fans for his tinkering with the origin of Logan/Wolverine (played by Hugh Jackman) and the character's relationship with Victor Creed/Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber), Hood recently told Rotten Tomatoes that changing the script was essential.
In the original script they were not half-brothers. There was some resistance to that, because in the world of the comics there's only a small suggestion in one particular comic that Victor Creed and Wolverine may well be half-brothers. I just gravitated to that. Just having one good guy versus bad guy, with no emotional connection just felt like "Whoa — you'll have nothing but punching and kicking." That was a way to build up the emotional power of the film.
Hood is the logical choice to direct the planned sequel, but he said that he had "no idea" if he would be asked to return.
All that's happened at the moment is that the studio has just commissioned the script for Wolverine 2 to be written. Whether that film will ever get made will depend on many factors — whether the studio likes the script, whether they find a director who responds to the script. Might that be me? Sure, I'd be extremely interested and thrilled if they were to send it to me. Posted 10.15.09 by BrentJS
X-Men Origins: Wolverine didn't exactly close the door on another appearance of Sabretooth, which makes sense considering the character appears again in X-Men, which takes place after Wolverine. But could Sabretooth appear in the Japan-set Wolverine sequel? MTV asked Sabretooth himself, Liev Schreiber, about the possibility of an appearance in Wolverine 2:
There's been some smatterings of conversation about it, but nothing concrete yet. I had a ball doing it, so I'd do it again. Hugh [Jackman] mentioned that he had some conversations about it, but no one's told me about it yet.
Schreiber has a preference as to what story he'd like to have explored should Victor Creed, a.k.a. Sabretooth, appear again:
I'd love to find out what happened to Victor. I'd like to find out how my Victor became Tyler Mane's Victor [in 2000's X-Men]. Posted 08.20.09 by Ryan
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Forbes announced Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston as the biggest female moneymakers in Hollywood this past year. Many people are, of course, already taking note of the Brad Pitt connection. From June 2008 to June 2009 Jolie pulled in $27 million, while Aniston earned $25 million.
Jolie's big paycheck comes courtesy of Wanted, which grossed $341 million worldwide, and an advance for her role as a CIA agent in Phillip Noyce's upcoming Salt. Aniston's money comes from box-office winner Marley & Me, as well as her role in SmartWater commercials. She also received an advance for The Baster, where she will star alongside Juliette Lewis, Jason Bateman, and Jeff Goldblum.
Completing the top 10 are Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, and Renée Zellweger.
THR also noted that the $183 million earned by the Top 10 women falls well short of the $393 million taken in by the Top 10 men. Harrison Ford topped that list with $65 million. Posted 07.02.09 by reelz
Variety reports that Columbia Pictures has signed Kurt Wimmer to pen the screenplay for an upcoming remake of Total Recall, the 1990 sci-fi action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Paul Verhoeven.
Wimmer previously wrote the scripts for the surprisingly fun remake of The Thomas Crown Affair and his own directorial debut, the Matrix knock-off Equilibrium (starring Christian Bale). He's currently at work on Salt, a Philip Noyce-directed thriller starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber.
Columbia announced the Recall remake earlier this year, which will reportedly be a "contemporized adaptation" of the story. No actors, directors, or release dates have been announced yet for the project. Posted 06.03.09 by reelz
X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuts in less than two weeks and is expected to be a big hit, helping to kick off the summer blockbuster season. To help acquaint the uninitiated with the large cast of new mutants, Fox and USA Weekend have released a new trailer spotlighting several of the main characters.
Wolverine/Logan (Hugh Jackman): Long-living feral hero with a healing factor, indestructible bones and razor-sharp claws.
Sabretooth/Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber): Long-living feral villain with a healing factor and razor-sharp claws.
Col. William Stryker (Danny Huston): Career military who views mutants as a threat to be "eradicated."
Deadpool/Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds): The "merc with a mouth" who undergoes transformations throughout the film.
Gambit/Remy LeBeau (Taylor Kitsch): Thief and card shark who can charge items he touches with destructive power.
Emma Frost (Tahyna Tozzi): Teenage telepath who can turn her skin to diamond.
John Wraith (Will.I.Am): A teleporter and friend to Wolverine. Posted 04.21.09 by BrentJS
For those remaining that haven't seen the pirated version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, MTV has revealed 5 character clips from the upcoming movie that introduce John Wraith (Will.I.Am), Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), Gambit (Taylor Kitsch), Sabretooth (Liev Schreiber) and, of course, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Check them out in rapid succession below:
Posted 04.14.09 by Ryan