With only 1 week left to donate to the Star Wars: Force For Change initiative, JJ Abrams gave a very encouraging update as to the amount of support received. To go along with that, he also gives us fans a wonderful visual of a ship that has not been on camera since the 1980′s. A X-Wing Fighter. Check out the video after the jump.
Every actor has a gig or two where they go through drastic physical changes in order to better encompass a character. Thinning themselves out seems to be the most common way to earn nominations. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club is a great example. Now it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is making the same transformation for Nightcrawler. Check out the first promo below.
And just like that, 24, has once again left us. After 11 weeks and 12 episodes, the pulse-pounding thriller concluded its event-run this past Monday with the airing of its finale “10:00pm – 11:00am”. The season had its ups and downs, but it was great to see Jack back in action for a limited time. I was initially planning on doing a week to week episode review, but in the end I thought that would have been overkill. So instead I’m going to write up a review for the entire season as a whole. Let’s dive right in!
SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!
Premiered at Sundance earlier this year, Land Ho! follows two recently retired brothers-in-law on a road trip to Iceland. Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson deliver sincere performances as Colin and Mitch and the movie’s naturalistic storytelling and breathtaking scenery make for a truly enriching experience, even though the slow pace and subject matter will most likely prove an obstacle for younger, thrill-thirsty audiences.
I’m going to preface this by saying that I’ve never actually seen the original Planet of the Apes film. I know! I know! It’s a sin that a film buff like myself hasn’t watched it yet, but it hasn’t deterred my enjoyment of the two prequel films I’ve seen thus far. I, along with many other filmgoers, back in 2011 were pleasantly surprised by how good Rise of the Planet of the Apes was and have been eagerly awaiting the second film to come out for the last 2-3 years. The wait was worth it as director Matt Reeves and screenwriter Mark Bomback live up to the high expectations set from the first film.
Amidst the various reports of how Harrison Ford’s injury will effect the production of Episode VII, LucasFilm has released a production update to clear the air. The update also gives us two additions to the cast. Check out the rest of the story for the full update.
The past three Christopher Nolan films have all been July-released blockbusters (The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises). His upcoming space exploration epic, Interstellar, is set to break the summer trend with a November 7th release date, seemingly to both stay away from crowded summer noise, but also to more strategically align with awards season. An interesting tidbit has popped up recently to further validate the latter, as Hollywood Elsewhere’s Jeffery Wells reports of “convincing chatter” that Paramount is looking to debut Interstellar either the New York or Telluride film festivals later this summer/fall, further elaborating that the “most recent buzz” pegs it screening at Telluride first. Umm, YES PLEASE.
If you’ve been following the film Foxcatcher, then you know that Steve Carell’s transformation to play wrestling coach John du Pont will be one of the defining roles in his career. But let’s not forget the other star in this film, Channing Tatum. I’m willing to say that this film will hold the same weight for Mr. Tatum and this latest trailer proves it. Check it out after the jump.
Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day are back together again for the sequel to the 2011 comedy success Horrible Bosses, and at this point I’m rather uninterested, if the first teaser trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 is any indication. I didn’t mind the first one; it was entertaining and featured a lot of actors that I like, but it was pretty forgettable in the grand scheme of comedies that last. When was the last time you watched Horrible Bosses? Anyway, the first official teaser trailer has made itself online and you can check it out after the break to formulate your own thoughts.
If you’re looking for a good, funny video to share this week, this will surely be worth your time. It’s a short film title The Gunfighter, which was recently featured on Short of the Week (although it was published on Vimeo months ago). ANYWAY, it features a lowly outlaw in an old western town entering a saloon looking for a drink, only to find his day is thoroughly and repeatedly interrupted by a nosy voice-over narrator from above (Nick Offerman) who is hell-bent on divulging everyone’s dirty, disgusting secrets. It’s pretty hilarious. Hit the break to check it out.