Here we go, people. As mentioned in our post from Monday with some new Interstellar TV spots, as promised, is the forth and final trailer that debuted on the film’s YouTube channel earlier today. And man is it epic. This trailer features the most space footage thus far, giving us some more glimpses of Saturn, stars and travel. The biggest difference is the music, which really turns up the intensity up a notch. We’ve also got a cool (brief) behind-the-scenes featurette that showcases the science of renown astrophysicist and Interstellar Executive Producer, Kip Thorne, and how he created custom calculations to help accurately depict the space phenomena that takes place in the film. It’s all pretty amazing stuff. Hit the jump.
When Christian Bale took the role of Moses for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings, he rented some really odd flicks to get his head wrapped around the role he was about to play. He rented Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, and History Of The World from Mel Brooks. So why not rent The Ten Commandments featuring Charlton Heston? Because this tale of Moses, is nowhere close to that one. It’s far more visual and massive. If you don’t believe me, check out the new trailer for Exodus: Of Gods And Kings after the jump.
With months and months of unabashed secrecy from Paramount and Warner Bros. for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar, it’s kind of crazy to see the massive marketing push reveal so much in just a few days. Just this past week Interstellar graced the cover of Empire’s September issue. Then a sweet interactive game allowed you to customize your own solar system. Then reactions from secret screenings began the groundswell of Oscar buzz. Now, thanks to some savvy folks in the Nolan Fans forums, we have a slew of new TV spots that aired over the weekend; one extended look during an Australian sporting event, and in the States during last night’s Sunday Night Football game and the Family Guy season premiere. Needless to say, we’re now in the full-on marketing blitz for Interstellar and it’s damn exciting. Hit the jump.
It’s been a while since the initial teaser trailer for The Interview caused an international raucous. You know, the movie where Seth Rogen and James Franco get hired by the CIA to assassinate North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un? Yeah, that one. It looks hilarious. Rogen and Franco have proven to be a dynamic comedic duo, along with Rogen’s writing partner Evan Goldberg; churning out some classic R-rated raunch over the last few years (Pineapple Express, This Is The End). Let’s hope they keep the quality streak alive. And with a premise like this, I don’t see how they can’t. Hit the jump.
For those who didn’t know, there is another 1990′s television show that will be getting a blockbuster reboot. Saban’s Mighty Morphing Power Rangers is currently being prepared for a July 22nd 2016 release date. Even though it’s being written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who also wrote Thor and X-Men: First Class, the new flick has already lost it’s director. Get more info after the jump.
My lovely girlfriend Jalisa turned me on to this inspiring local Minnesota film story that I felt compelled to share with Movie Mash readers. Jalisa’s college friend Jon Sedah is a filmmaker whose looking to share the journey of his father, Sohrab, with the world, with the help of the Kickstarter community. The film project, Send Dad Home, aims to raise money to help Sohrab go back to his home country of Iran, which he hasn’t been able to return in over 42 years, due to a number of unfortunate circumstances. It’s a pretty cool story, hit the break for more.
Note: The film is being released in different versions, notably ‘Him,’ ‘Her’ and ‘Them,’ which combines the first two into a single 2-hour film. This review is for ‘Them.’
Immediately after the end credits of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby appeared on the screen, I found myself thinking back to its very first scene. The film opens with Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) and Connor (James McAvoy) at the restaurant. They’re about to leave without paying, run as fast as they can, and laugh and kiss about it. It is not an original moment, I have seen this many times at the movies, but it is well acted and it is exciting. I needed to remind myself that it happened because two hours later, it all had seemed to fade away: the joy, the thrill, the love. That first scene was a flash-back showing us the beginnings. The present of the film is much different. Tragedy has struck the married couple who is left trying to put the pieces back together, each on their own. This, I believe, is the film’s ambition: understanding how broken people can move on, if they can at all. Chastain and McAvoy are glowing with talent and finesse. New director Ned Benson follows them delicately in a stylish, shallow-depth-of-field fashion. The result is an intelligent, rarely interested drama that puts its audience directly in the shoes of two lost souls, as beautiful or demanding as that proves to be.
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it looks as though Matt Damon and Director Paul Greengrass will be returning for the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise. This is big news considering Greengrass has adamantly stated since the release of The Bourne Ultimatum that he would not make another Bourne film as he believed the story was complete. Damon also came out saying that he would not do another Bourne film without Greengrass at the helm, so the likelihood of the duo pairing up for another sequel in the franchise seemed like a pipe dream. That is until now.
It’s not everyday that two major blockbusters that have absolutely nothing to do with each other go back and forth in a Twitter battle. But for Zach Snyder (Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and the good folks at Bad Robot (Star Wars Episode VII) finding ways of mixing the two franchises has been a lot of fun. But Bad Robot may have taken the cake after the latest entry. Check out how after the jump.
We’ve seen three trailers and a slew of coy interviews with cast members, but only a couple of underwhelming posters for Christopher Nolan’s Interestellar. Today, however, Empire unveiled their upcoming September issue cover featuring Matthew McConaughey walking on the mysterious ice planet featured in the latest trailer. I feel like this should have been released months ago, but hey, it’s something. Check out the poster and the cover after the break.