It’s definitely a big movie news day today. In addition to Malificent and Fifty Shades of Grey news, Divergent released a brand new trailer and it’s their most intense yet. I wonder if the studio is trying to steal a bit of Catching Fire’s thunder or simply riding the wave. With The Hunger Games sequel out in certain markets, Katniss fever is at an all-time high.
The new trailer gives us a deeper look into Shailene Woodley’s character Tris Prior as she prepares for her virtue test. There’s more peeks into the actual test and her training when she finds out she’s a Divergent. Also, we get our first look at Ashley Judd as her mom and even more scenes of the fabulous Kate Winslet. I admit, I’m mostly interested in the film due to Winslet. Just adore her. Check out the trailer below.
Whether or not Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan live up to the insane expectations, rabid fans will have to wait a little longer. Not surprisingly given Charlie Hunnam’s departure, the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation has been pushed back from August 1, 2014 to Valentine’s Day 2015. As an added bonus, V-Day that year falls on President’s Day long weekend in the US.
Universal, however, is claiming the last minute cast change isn’t the primary reason for the date shuffle. Rather, it’s the crowded summer schedule plus the World Cup in Brazil taking place at that same time as their reasons why.
“We see this movie as a global event,” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley tells EW. “The strength of this book is really worldwide, so we want to be able to take advantage of women who are invariably on vacation with their families during the month of August in Europe.”
In addition to the schedule change, Universal gave Entertainment Weekly the first look at Dakota and Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. As expected, Jamie is smoking hot and serving kinky realness. With regards to Dakota, I’m still not sold, but keeping an open mind. Check out more pics below.
ANGELINA.IS.EVERYTHING!!! I predict her turn as the villainous titular character will be the archetype for all future evil queens. Too bad Julia Roberts didn’t have a chance to study Jolie before starring in that awful Mirror, Mirror debacle. I stopped watching after 20 minutes. I rarely ever do that. It was that bad.
Disney just debuted the first trailer for the live action Sleeping Beauty film. In all fairness, the clip is more of a teaser than an actual trailer. It just gives a peak at the gorgeous visuals that we can expect and how deliciously evil Mrs. Brad Pitt will be, but with no actual plot details.
Maleficent opens in May 2014. It also features Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley and that sexy Brenton Thwaites. Check out the teaser trailer below.
I like Lorde. I like Tears For Fears. Just because you like two things though, that doesn’t necessarily mean they go well together. Ergo this track featured on The Hungers Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
The Kiwi teenager takes on the classic 80s hit “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and gives it her signature haunting and moody touch. On paper that sounds like a home run given the vibe of the flick and other contributions on the soundtrack from Sia, Ellie Goulding and Christina Aguilera. However, IMHO, Lorde goes a tad too dramatic with her interpretation. Maybe it’s just me because I adore Tears For Fears and the original version so much. Give it a listen below.
This is one those useless pieces of trivia that might come in handy one day. Just like the fact that “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles was the first music video played on MTV at 12:01am on August 1 back in 1981. It could be the difference between winning millions on a trivia show or bragging rights at your next games night. On November 9 at 11 p.m. in Hawaii, the last film rental at Blockbuster occurred. Find out what film below.
Not suprisingly, Thor: The Dark World thundered its way to the top of the domestic box office this weekend. Rival movie studios were wise not to compete against the Norse superhero. The highly-anticipated sequel hammered up $86.1 million, easily taking the number one slot. The number represents a 31 percent increase over its predecessor. With an “A-” CinemaScore grade from audiences, the film should hold up relatively well. At least for a comic book film.
Thor’s take marks the best-ever November opening for Disney. The previous record holder was The Incredibles which grossed $70.5 million. Overall, the sequel is the ninth-best November opening behind four Harry Potter films, three Twilight flicks and Skyfall. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
Based on Marcus Luttrell’s New York best-selling novel, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, Lone Survivor chronicles a 2005 mission called “Operation Red Wing” which found Seal Team 10 on a mission to capture a Taliban leader named Admad Shad in Afghanistan. Sadly, the operation failed leaving Luttrell as the sole survivor. Mark Wahlberg plays the former Navy Seal.
Lone Survivor hits theaters December 27th, 2013. Can we say Oscar-bait? Joining Wahlberg in the film are Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Ludwig, Eric Bana, Jerry Ferrara, Scott Elrod. On a superficial note, how good-looking is the cast? The film is directed by Peter Berg. Check out the new trailer below.
Hands down, this is the funniest thing Jimmy Kimmel has done in a while. It’s amazing how with a change of music and new voiceover, a brand new narrative for Thor: The Dark World is born. With Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking On Sunshine” blaring in the background, all of a sudden the Marvel superhero flick is a romantic comedy about Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) looking for love. Is it sad that I actually want to see this?
Check out the trailer for Thor Actually below. As a side note, Love Actually was released 10 years ago this month. Can you believe it’s been a decade? Holy balls, I’m old.