One of the most highly-anticipated films this blockbuster season is Disney’s big budget Tomorrowland. It’s George Clooney’s first studio tentpole since Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
Joining him in the futuristic film are Under The Dome’s Britt Robertson, House‘s Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, and Kathryn Hahn. The film is directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles).
When the studio revised the title from 1952 to Tomorrowland, many had assumed the film would be based on the futuristic themed land found at Disney theme parks. After checking out the trailer, I’m thinking not. Unless I missed the ride where you crawl into a bathtub to travel at the speed of light ;)
Check out the first full-length trailer below. Tomorrowland hits theaters on May 22, 2015.
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
I thought Toy Story 3 ended the trilogy so perfectly, wrapping up Andy’s relationship with his toys so beautifully. As you can imagine, when Pixar announced a Toy Story 4 was in the works, I immediately was not okay with it.
I’m sure the fact that Frozen surpassed Toy Story 3 as the highest-grossing animated movie ever has a little to do with a fourth movie getting greenlit. It’s all about bragging rights. Hollywood loves to bleed the last possible dollar from any franchise.
Pixar president, Jim Morris recently revealed plot details for the fourth installment. Thankfully, it won’t follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and have a separate storyline. Find out what he said below.
None of his new material seems to be working so it only makes sense that Adam Sandler returns to a winning formula. His fight with Bob Barker in Happy Gilmore is easily one of his most memorable moments on film.
Sadly, their reunion isn’t for a new film but rather a Comedy Central special. Night of Too Many Stars supports schools, programs and services for people with autism all over the country.
Watch the Happy Gilmore stars trade barbs and digs at each others’ expense. I’m declaring Barker the winner in a tight race. See if you agree after watching the video below.
Did you love Gone Girl? If so, definitely check this out.
From the author who gave us that thriller, comes another movie adaptation based on one of Gillian Flynn’s books. Dark Places stars Charlize Theron as a woman who survived a brutal killing of her family when she was a child. She revisits those horrendous events when she is brought before the secretive, crime-solving Kill Club who want to uncover the truth about what happened.
A still of Dark Places was actually released long before we got out first look at Gone Girl. Not sure the reason for the release delay. In fact, it still has no US date and only scheduled to premiere in Paris on March 30. Is it that bad?
The film boasts a stellar cast including Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks and Tye Sheridan. Check out the trailer below.
After contributing a track for the Divergent soundtrack, French electronic music act M83 are back again for the sequel, Insurgent. This time, they aren’t alone and come armed with the trio sister act of HAIM.
“We’ve been fans of Anthony Gonzalez and M83 for a long long time so when he reached out to have us sing on the song we were ecstatic,” HAIM told MTV News in a statement. “We had the best time in the studio with him, it all happened so fast and was so easy and natural. We are so excited to be a part of this movie.”
“Holes In The Sky” is a beautifully composed number featuring gorgeous orchestral sounds that build up to a crescendo. The sisters’ rich harmonies really play well on it.
Other artists appearing on the soundtrack include Imagine Dragons, Lykke Li and Royal Blood. Give “Holes In The Sky” a listen below.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is beginning to shape up. Earlier this year, it was announced that Emma Watson had been tapped to play leading lady Belle. With Watson on board, I’m confident this project will be top notch. She’s shown extremely good taste selecting films post Harry Potter.
The Mouse studio is taking a huge risk with this adaptation. Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and beloved by so many. Thankfully, they have a stellar team working on it.
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls and The Fifth Estate) directs the Stephen Chbosky-penned script. Watson previously worked with Chbosky on The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Find out below, who’s taking on the roles of Gaston and the titular Beast. Let’s just say, it’s an all UK affair.
Tinashe broke out in a big way in 2014 with her well-received solo album, Aquarius. The 22-year-old is on the brink of super stardom. The industry is taking notice too. She’s racking up collaborations with Nick Jonas, Calvin Harris and Iggy Azalea to name a few. She’s by far my favorite among the new crop or rising R&B stars.
One of the things I love about her is her take-charge attitude. After dropping two label-produced music videos for “2 On” and “Pretend,” Tinashe took things into her own hands by filming clips for a few other tracks. She recently premiered a self-directed visual for “Aquarius” and now she has another stunning clip to share.
“So when I know my label’s not going to produce music videos, I’ll either make them myself or I’ll find people that I think are cool and reach out to them directly. I’m like, ‘Fuck it. I’ll just do it.’” – Tinashe to W Magazine
Directed by Stephen Garnett, the 8-minute mini movie for “Bated Breath” finds the R&B diva in the Mojave Desert rocking some military gear. The cinematic clip is perfect for the emotional track. Check out the video below.
The annual MTV Movie Awards serve more as a launching pad for the upcoming Summer blockbusters than honoring the best in film from the previous year. With that being said, popcorn statues are handed out in several conventional and unconventional categories. You’ll never see Best Kiss, Best WTF Moment and Best Scared-As-S–t Performance at the Oscars. Maybe we should though ;)
Leading the pack with seven nominations apiece are Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault In Our Stars and Neighbors. Critically-acclaimed Oscar nominees American Sniper, Whiplash, and Boyhood also got some loving from MTV. Once again though, The Lego Movie was shut out. Everything is so not awesome.
The 2015 MTV Movie Awards airs on April 12 with Amy Schumer presiding over the festivities. Check out all the nominees below.