Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as high school students was a huge stretch. Managing to suspend disbelief was definitely required to watch 21 Jump Street. At least for the sequel, passing off as undercover college kids is a tad more believable. With that being said, they’re still as “old as sh*t,” as astutely pointed out by another student.
After successfully navigating the tricky world of high school politics, Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) now face the pressures of collegiate life including rushing for fraternities and co-ed bathrooms, as they attempt to bring down another drug ring.
With its predecessor being a surprise hit, generating over $200 million worldwide, naturally Sony Pictures fast-tracked the sequel. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller return to direct 22 Jump Street, which is set for a June 13 release. Ice Cube also returns as Captain Dickson, the head of the Jump Street program. Nick Offerman, Rob Riggle and Dave Franco are just a few rumored to make a cameo in the film. Check out the red band trailer below.
The 43-year-old director’s next big film boasts a star-studded cast which includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo and more. However, McConaughey is the only one featured in the first trailer for Interstellar. He narrates the teaser.
“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count this moment… This moment when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known,” he says in the teaser. “I count this moment as our proudest achievement.”
The teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much more details about the largely-anticipated space epic than previously released. All that we know is that it’s influenced by reknowned physicist Kip Thorne and involves time travel, a wormhole, and alternate dimensions. Check out the visual below. Interstellar hits theaters on November 7, 2014.
A newly discovered wormhole paves the way for mankind to embark on an interstellar journey that surpasses any voyage ever attempted. Upon discovery, a team of explorers and scientists are assembled in an effort to use the wormhole to conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. – Official Description
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Love Actually. Though numerous attempts around the world have been filmed to recreate the special magic found in the original including Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day and New Years Eve, none have succeeded.
Naturally, when I read Love Actually 2, I was instantly intrigued and excited. Sadly though, it turned out to be just a fan-made trailer parody. With that being said, it’s an excellent one at that. This fanboy or fangirl masterfully compiles footage from the cast’s post-Actually work into a storyline, albeit far-fetched, but a storyline nonetheless.
It’s not easy incorporating scenes from Bad Santa, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Taken, The King’s Speech, Mammia Mia, Mad Men, The Hobbit and more to craft a worthy sequel to Love Actually. Check out the wonderfully ridiculous clip below.
In the last trailer, Kellan Lutz uttered a couple of lines if that. Keeping in line with the studio’s marketing strategy, the focus is on Lutz’s physical assets and the talking left to a minimum in the new clip. He’s wielding a sword, mud wrestling with another buff guy and flexing his muscles in every scene, but only a couple of one-liners. I’m starting to think Lutz ends up speaking less in this clip than Marlee Matlin did in her Oscar-winning performance in Children of Lesser God.
Oh, and as a side note, it appears the title of the movie has changed again. It’s now The Legend of Hercules, instead of Hercules: The Legend Begins and Hercules 3D before that.
In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero — the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
Opening Jan. 10, 2014, The Legend of Hercules also stars Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Liam Garrigan and Spartacus: War of the Damned star Liam McIntyre. Check out the latest piece of Kellan eye candy below.
Because of my weekly dose of Scott Foley on Scandal, I almost forgot about Scott Speedman. Thanks to a new movie trailer, I’m reminded of how much I used to crush on him back in the day. Both guys have aged quite nicely, but who to choose? Now I know why Felicity felt so tortured. Ben or Noel? Noel or Ben? Talk about Sophie’s Choice.
In Barefoot, the 38-year-old plays the “black sheep” son of a wealthy family. When he meets a young psychiatric patient who’s been raised in isolation her entire life, an unusual romance begins. Evan Rachel Wood plays his love interest. The film has that I’ve seen this before vibe, but with extremely likable leads, I’m intrigued. Check out the trailer after reading why Scott was attracted to the film.
“For me, it was the character more than anything, because I haven’t gotten to play a lot of characters like this,” Scott tells Entertainment Weekly . “As soon as I read it, I knew I could play it. [My character] is kind of a jerk and we didn’t shy away from that, so it’s not an easy match, between her being a mental patient and me being a pretty committed jerk, but in the script, it works really well and played out really well.”
It’s no surprise that 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle led the way with seven nominations each when the 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning. Both have done well with all the critics awards leading up to today’s announcement, especially the former. The latter’s cast were showered with praises, earning a nod in every acting comedy category.
What was surprising, if not shocking, was one notable snub. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association are notorious star f**kers. They have a long history of nominating substandard performances in hopes of filling up the ballroom with famous people. However this year, lesser known names made the cut while arguably one of the most famous, if not powerful, person got completely shunned. Oprah Winfrey, my dear… you don’t get a nod! You don’t get a nod! In fact, no one from the star-studded Lee Daniels’ The Butler, including the film itself was nominated. The film was not only a box office hit but a critical favorite as well.
The silver lining is that there is absolutely no crossover with the HFPA voters and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, it’s still nice to be nominated given the show is widely seen and offers a great opportunity for those in the race to do some hardcore publicity and campaigning. With regards to the HFPA, I’d still be worried if I was one of the 90-something GG voters. We all know how long Winfrey likes to hold a grudge. Just go ask David Letterman.
Check out all the nominations below. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. I have high hopes they’ll deliver another winning performance.
Is it me or are all of Tom Cruise’s movies lately starting to look the same. His last two, Jack Reacher and Oblivion, I keep interchanging all the time. At least in his latest, his character’s first name isn’t Jack like his previous two flicks.
Also going for Edge of Tomorrow is the fact it comes from the amazing Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and co-stars the insanely talented Emily Blunt. However, it’s a little odd seeing Blunt armed and dangerous and not salmon fishing in Yemen or clacking behind Meryl Streep at Runway magazine ;)
Check out the first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow below. The sci-fi film hits theaters on June 6, 2014.
The movie unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
The Golden Globes announce their nominations tomorrow. Today, it was the Screen Actors Guild honoring the best. While the Globes earn all the headlines, the SAGs are what you need to pay attention to if you want to win your Oscar pool. By far, they have the best track record when it comes to the acting categories. With that being said, anyone not nominated today can still crash the Oscar party. There’s still a little over a month left before the Academy announce their nominations. Plenty of time to campaign SLASH suck up.
Leading the pack on the film side was 12 Years A Slave with four nods. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o each nabbed a nomination, along with joining their fellow cast members for best ensemble. The historical epic is looking unstoppable at this point. Coming in strong in second place were both August: Osage County and Dallas Buyers Club. Both scored three nods including best ensemble. On the flip side Leonardo Dicaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Robert Redford’s All Is Lost were snubbed. The former was undoubtedly hurt by late screenings and lack of screeners sent out.
On the television side, the guild rewarded both Breaking Bad and 30 Rock for their swan songs. Other notable nominations include Matt Damon and Michael Douglas for Behind The Candelabra, Homeland, Modern Family and Kerry Washington for Scandal. Check out all the honorees below. The SAG Awards ceremony will take place on Sat. Jan. 18, with a live broadcast on TBS and TNT.