Archive for February 1, 2012
One of the big question marks on the 2012 slate of films is G.I. Joe Retaliation, the part-sequel, part-reboot, of the G.I. Joe movie franchise, which has been given an (almost) all-new cast of action stars, and a new director in the form of Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2 &3).
That choice of director and a lackluster first installment had many movie fans feeling certain that G.I. Joe 2 wasn’t going to be any better than its predecessor – that is, until an impressive trailer for Retaliation changed the course of popular opinion into one of guarded optimism.
With the 2012 Super Bowl upon us, Paramount is using the opportunity to show off a little more (and we do mean a little) of its new G.I. Joe ...
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[UPDATE: We've added the final Chronicle trailer below.]
The found-footage film Chronicle has largely flown under the radar, as far as awareness amongst casual moviegoers is concerned – but that awareness has been growing exponentially in the last few weeks, thanks to a successful PR campaign of trailers and TV spots, which have caught the interest of millions.
For those still unaware: Chronicle tells the story of three teenagers who happen upon a strange discovery that leaves them endowed with telekinetic abilities. However, like most teenagers, the boys don’t have the maturity or stability to manage their newfound powers, and things quickly spiral out of control as the bonds of their friendship begin to crack, and the powers become a threat that none of them is prepared ...
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Rodrigo Cortés made a splash at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with his single-setting thriller, Buried. He returned to the scene of the crime in 2012 with Red Lights, a thriller about a pair of hardcore rationalists who investigate paranormal activities, with the intention of proving their fraudulence – but, who may have found their match in the form of a famous blind psychic with abilities that even they cannot seem to explain.
The cast of Red Lights includes dramatic heavyweights Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver as that crusading scientist duo, along with excellent acting talent like Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in supporting roles – and also Robert De Niro as the aforementioned psychic, Simon Silver.
The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode twenty three of the Screen Rant Underground.
Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we chat about Matthew Vaughn returning to direct X-Men: First Class 2, a Dwight Schrute Office spin-off series, and the 84th Academy Award nominees, and review writer/director Joe Carnahan’s The Grey starring Liam Neeson.
Screen Rant Underground is available in the iTunes Music Store (where you can subscribe as well as download individual episodes) but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our twenty-third episode in the player below.
Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the ...
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When word got out that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy had turned in his first spec script for a feature-length theatrical release (passing over his previous TV work and unproduced screenplays), titled The Counselor, there was no question that reports about a respectable filmmaker expressing interest in directing the project would be quick to follow.
Sure enough, the news is in that Ridley Scott is currently in talks to helm The Counselor. Scott apparently thinks so highly of McCarthy’s screen prose, he’s already planning to make this project his followup to the upcoming Prometheus – rather than moving ahead with one of the numerous other films he’s been connected to recently (more on that later).
Scott has been discussing his ideas for The Counselor directly with McCarthy, with the plan being that he will both direct and ...
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