The Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul announced the lineup for the 2014 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on Friday, giving Minnesota movie buffs a glimpse of what they can expect when the festival hits the Twin Cities April 3-19. Get more info about MSPIFF after the jump!
More news has come to light for the highly anticipated 24 event series! My excitement increases with each tiny bit of news that comes out, but now Entertainment Weekly has released a few promotional character photos for us fans to gawk over whilst we wait for May 5th. Hit the jump for more.
After YEARS of delays, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s follow-up to their 2005 hit Sin City (based on Miller’s graphic novel series) finally has some juicy footage to showcase. The first trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For was released online last night, and it serves as a fun, quick glance into the visually-dazzling and uniquely stylistic comic-book world that made the first installment such a staple for movie fans. More after the jump.
Liam Neeson has certainly forged an unusual cinematic path during the latter twilight years of his career, after rising to the top of critical acclaim in 1993 with his Oscar-nominated performance in Schindler’s List. Over the past decade, he’s decided to go the commercial blockbuster route with a plethora of appearances in worldwide franchise hits like the Star Wars prequels and Batman Begins. And after Taken’s massive box-office success in 2008, featuring a growling badass Neeson hell-bent on revenge, he’s since followed suit with a slew of similar roles. Now enters his latest, Non-Stop. The film features Neeson in an all-too familiar role of “worn out law enforcement forced into an extraordinarily perilous circumstance” (except this time it’s on a plane). What we get is a film that certainly has some entertaining moments to offer, but unfortunately relies too much on clichés and the absurd to create anything of compelling, memorable note.
It’s being reported by many outlets that Girls star Adam Driver is nearing a deal to play the villain in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. While the news has not been confirmed by anybody related to the project, this could end some of the relentless speculation that has plagued the internet for months. For more on Adam Driver in Episode VII check out the rest of the story.
With this latest Godzilla trailer, May cannot get here soon enough. With what is sure to be the “official kickoff” to the summer movie season, Godzilla seems to feature all the ingredients of an action-packed blockbuster. It is sure to feature plenty of thrills with a plethora of destruction to our favorite American cities, it has a great cast, starting with Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen, and one gigantic adversary for mankind to overcome. Cue the trailer now.
Upstream Color was the most experimental, visually innovative entry at Sundance this year. Others would just call it a major WTF moment. I’m still not sure which category I belong to. Though there definitely is a narrative within the movie, it is told through flashes, almost inaudible dialogue and recurring imagery. But whether this is your kind of watch or not, the technical qualities of the movie cannot be denied. The cinematography is intimately breathtaking, the sound design is masterful, and the overall thing is unlike anything I have ever seen.
Seth Rogen continues his comedic roll. After the highly successful This Is The End last year, this year, he’ll be tackling North Korean assassin missions with frequent collaborator and long-time bro James Franco in The Interview. Now, Rogen and writing/directing/producing partner Evan Goldberg have jumped aboard Console Wars for Sony, which tells the story of the battle for the hearts and minds the pioneer gamers back in the late 80s and early 90s between Nintendo and Sega. The film is based on the book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which is set to be published this summer. More after the jump.
Now that production is kicking into gear after a rocky dispute this past fall between the cast and producers over money, the Entourage movie is beginning to pile on additions to its supporting cast. Undoubtedly there will be the proverbial smorgasbord of cameos from actors, models athletes and musicians playing themselves. But which new characters will be brought on to board to rage with ‘ol Vinny, E, Turtle, Drama and Ari? Hit the jump to find out who.
I’m really digging the direction this is going. As FOX intends on ramping up its Marvel cinematic arsenal by erasing the footprint of the abysmal Fantastic Four films from the mid-2000s with a new reboot, at least the casting seems really promising. Jamie Bell and Kate Mara have joined the previously attached Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller to become the new on-screen fearsome foursome. Bell is set to play Ben Grimm (The Thing), Mara will play Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Jordan will come out blazing as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Teller rounds out the group as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic). Hit the jump for more deets.