Archive for January 30, 2012
Summit Entertainment’s The Cold Light of Day reads as being just another average entry in the mystery-thriller genre – with a slight Hitchockian twist, involving a vacationing young man’s family falling into danger due to the secret history of his otherwise seemingly-benign father.
That is, at least, before you learn that the film features Immortals star and the new Superman in Man of Steel (Henry Cavill), along with longtime fan-favorite acting veterans such as Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver – as the movie’s shrewd anti-hero and calculating villainess, respectively. In that regard, The Cold Light of Day suddenly becomes a film worth your attention.
The Cold Light of Day was scripted by newcomer John Petro and Scott Wiper (Captain Jack, The Condemned), with filmmaker Mabrouk El Mechri – a.k.a. the writer/director responsible for the ...
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When the central acting pair in Snow White and the Huntsman transformed from (respectively) Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen to Stewart and the more age-appopriate Chris Hemsworth, there was reason to be concerned that the fairy tale adventure was going to become more of a soapy romance, with emphasis on the love triangle between the eponymous princess, the nameless huntsman, and the “Prince Charming” character (Sam Claflin).
It’s possible that Huntsman does indeed feature some romantic tension between those three lead characters. However, as has been effectively demonstrated by previously-released trailers and featurettes – along with today’s new batch of still frames – this reworking of the Snow White fable is worlds apart from the Twilight clone many feared it would be.
Snow White and the Huntsman retells the classic Brothers Grimm story… with a Lord of the Rings twist. This time around, the fair-skinned princess trains ...
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The Walking Dead season 2 is still a heavily-debated event, with some fans praising the show for its slow burn drama and character development, while other fans boo it as a simply a boring show that is suffering from the dreaded sophomore slump.
Despite the difference in overall opinion, it’s hard to deny that season 2 midseason finale, left us in a good (in this case meaning awful and tragic) place, and in doing so, helped the show redeem itself by both delivering cathartic payoff to the overarching mystery, and setting the stage for some major fallout.
[WARNING: WALKING DEAD SEASON 2 SPOILERS BELOW!]
Today we have a clip from the upcoming midseason premiere of The Walking ...
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The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards proved to be a less predictable affair than the 2012 Golden Globes, with some truly deserving performances being recognized by the acting community; but, as always, there were some questionable calls and outright snubs as well.
The Help didn’t really need any as the 2012 SAG Awards as it went on to snag the top honors of the night, with actress Viola Davis snagging a win for her leading role in the film, while Octavia Spencer added to her Golden Globe win by snagging the actress in a supporting role prize.
On the TV side, things were pretty volatile: Aleck Baldwin trumped Steve Carrell for actor in a comedy series, meaning The Office‘s former manager Michael Scott will head off into the sunset sans SAG award. Steve ...
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X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn’s return for a sequel has been essentially a given – not only because the majority of people walked away impressed with his work on that X-Men franchise reboot/prequel, but also because he’s been actively developing ideas for the next installment (as First Class stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have made known).
20th Century Fox has reportedly (at last) closed a deal for Vaughn to direct X-Men: First Class 2 (official title pending), which will once again be produced by X-Men film franchise stalwart, Bryan Singer.
Deadline mentions that Vaughn is officially onboard to helm a sequel to First Class in the site’s report on Fox production president Emma Watts signing a new deal, through to 2015. That article also reiterates previous reports that the screenplay is being ...
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