"Frank found out the hard way that the dark things lurking in the night don’t haunt old houses...they haunt minds."
Pop some "soy sauce" and have a truly out-of-body experience as you journey across space and time with a pair of slacker heroes who might just be the salvation of the human race. this one's a trip! >> Posted 12.27.12 by BrentJS
For those that aren't aware, the upcoming Rock of Ages is based on the Broadway musical filled with classic rock hits of the 1980s, and just in case the first trailer didn't make it clear enough, the second trailer for the movie version wants audiences to know that the movie will still be filled with cast members singing those songs — even Tom Cruise.
Ostensibly about following your dreams, Rock of Ages follows two aspiring musicians (Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta) hoping to capture their moment in the spotlight while contending with eccentric club owners (Alec Baldwin and Mary J. Blige), money-hungry music executives (Paul Giamatti) and an angry Mayor's wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who wants to stop the rock 'n roll madness. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.03.12 by Ryan
This morning the Screen Actor's Guild announced its nominations for outstanding performances in five movie and eight primetime television categories. The Help led the movie category with four nominations, including outstanding performance by a female actor in a lead role (Viola Davis), two nods for female actor in a supporting role (Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer), and outstanding ensemble cast. The Artist was the next most recognized movie, with three nominations.
On the TV side, Greg Kinnear is up for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his portrayal of JFK in The Kennedys. The other nominees in his category are Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood), Paul Giamatti (Too Big to Fail), Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce), and James Woods (Too Big to Fail). see the full list of SAG nominees >> Posted 12.14.11 by reelz
Don't be fooled by our rather pedestrian image of actor Paul Giamatti attached to this article, the comedy-horror-thriller John Dies at the End is not a simple story.
Ostensibly about two slackers who begin to understand the "secret behind the universe" after trying a drug called Soy Sauce, the trailer, which just premiered at Austin's Fantastic Fest, is filled with giant bugs, men in strange masks, a meat monster, lots and lots of guns and Giamatti frequently popping up trying to make sense of it all. The movie's official synopsis does a better job than the trailer itself.
watch the trailer >> Posted 09.27.11 by Ryan
It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.
George Clooney began his directing career with 2002's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which explored the wild claims from Chuck Barris' autobiography that, outside of being a known game show host and producer, he worked as an assassin for the CIA. Clooney followed his directorial debut with two distinctly different movies — the 2005 Academy Award–nominated historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck. and the 2008 comedy Leatherheads.
Clooney's latest, the political drama The Ides of March, stars Ryan Gosling as an ambitious press secretary who becomes involved in a scandal while working for a potential presidential candidate (Clooney). The movie recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival, which has led Clooney to open up about the movie, telling Flicks and Bits why he felt The Ides of March was an important story to tell.
watch the clips >> Posted 09.06.11 by Ryan
We want to do stories that ask more questions than they answer, we want to do things that have people involved in a discussion after the movie — I like that, I’ve always like that. I grew up as a child of the 70’s film culture that had some of the great filmmakers making some of the great films, in arguably one of the most turbulent times — with the civil rights movements, the women’s rights movements, the drug counter culture, anti-war movement. We have another time now in the US and in the world that is very turbulent, I think it’s always good to talk about issues, and not necessarily be able to provide those answers.
We don't usually report on every actor's fantasy role, but when a highly-respected, Oscar-nominated "actor's actor" like Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man) offers up his comic book movie dream character we have to sit up and take notice. In a recent interview with ShowbizSpy, Giamatti revealed that he is "ready and waiting" to suit up as Aleksei Sytsevich, aka The Rhino, if Sony ever decides to use the character in a future Spider-Man movie.
Posted 03.25.11 by BrentJS
I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid. It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit and I always thought, "Why don’t they have The Rhino in one of their movies," but maybe The Rhino wasn’t that big of a deal for anybody but me.
Win Win premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and won great reviews with HitFix calling it "entertaining" and THR said the comedy-drama "delivers on the promise of its title."
Directed by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor), Win Win follows Paul Giamatti (Sideways) as a lawyer and high school wrestling coach who ends up as the guardian of an elderly man with dementia, whose grandson (Alex Shaffer) is a star wrestler. Or, as Giamatti described it to MTV, Win Win is a "very lovely comedic film about a man who cuts a moral corner in his life and then all the reverberations that come from that, positive and negative."
Shades of Giamatti's comments are on display in the recently released preview clip, which sees Giamatti discuss Shaffer's wrestling ability to his divorced pal Bobby Cannavale. watch the clip >> Posted 03.11.11 by Ryan
Right after Resident Evil: Afterlife enjoyed a successful opening weekend when it became the first Resident Evil movie to go No. 1 worldwide, franchise star Milla Jovovich confirmed that another Resident Evil sequel was a "definite." Almost six months later, Resident Evil 5 has a release date.
ComingSoon reports that Sony Screen Gems has scheduled Resident Evil 5 for a September 14, 2012, release date. Whether Jovovich's husband, Paul W.S. Anderson will be involved is unknown, though considering he has produced and penned the screenplay for all four Resident Evil movies and directed both Afterlife and the 2002 original, it's hard to think that Anderson won't be involved. It's also probably safe to assume that Resident Evil 5 will arrive in 3-D, considering the boost it gave Afterlife.
Arriving a month after Resident Evil 5 is George Clooney's political thriller The Ides of March, based on Beau Willimon's play Farragut North. Clooney is directing the movie and stars opposite Ryan Gosling, who plays an idealistic staffer who learns a lesson about dirty politics as he works for a new political candidate (Clooney) on the campaign trail. Willimon loosely based his play on the 2004 Democratic primary campaign of Howard Dean.
THR reports that Sony will open The Ides of March on October 14, 2012. Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood co-star. Posted 03.05.11 by Ryan
Hollywood Dailies' Steve Patterson is in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival. Patterson caught up with Paul Giamatti, who just won a Golden Globe for his performance in Barney's Version and is winning praise for his role in Win Win, which is playing at the festival. Patterson also saw Thor's Chris Hemsworth hanging out in Park City. Patterson also got a taste of the swag at the festival. read Steve's blog >> Posted 01.24.11 by reelz
Earlier this month, Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe (Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy) for his turn as an aging TV producer who looks back on his life, and his many regrets, in Barney's Version. On the next episode of his show, Leonard Maltin talks with Giamatti about the movie, which is based on a novel by one of Canada's most acclaimed writers, Mordecai Richler.
Tune in for the Maltin on Movies premiere Friday, January 28, at 11:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system). Posted 01.22.11 by reelz