Archive for September 20, 2012
It may still be a bit hard to believe, but in today’s film industry the most sure-fire way for a young, good-looking actor to find blockbuster success is to dress up in spandex and pretend to be a superhero. Nobody knows this better than Marvel, and with The Avengers in the bag and ‘Phase Two’ of the Marvel film universe set to take comic book fans into outer space, the casting short-lists and auditions are sure to begin any day now.
Rather than waiting to be called upon, Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, Hart of Dixie) is voicing his wish to play Nova in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. The interstellar cop may not be one of the confirmed members of the James Gunn-helmed film, but Porter believes he has the knowledge of the ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find a Star Wars parody of the Gangnam Style music video; American Gothic combined with Breaking Bad; the cutest chestburster you’ll ever see; a Monsters, Inc. cake; and some cool Mars Attacks graffiti. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, our friends over at HollywoodLeek have a list of the Craziest Movie Sequels You May Have Missed. Odds are… it was for the best that you missed them.
FancyDressCostumes tells you 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About E.T.
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Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables stands apart from other movie musicals not only in terms of how grounded and tangible the setting feels, but also how the ensemble cast performed the original Broadway show’s tunes during filming – as opposed to either well-ahead of shooting or during post-production. The teaser trailer hinted at the results, with Anne Hathaway delivering an untraditional rendition of lyricists Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel’s song “I Dreamed a Dream.”
A new “extended look” at Hooper’s Les Miz highlights that aspect of the production via interviews with central cast members – Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe – as well as supporting players such as Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Barks.
Hooper’s approach with Les Misérables may prove somewhat divisive for musical theater lovers. On the one hand, as Jackman illustrates in the featurette, ...
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Some key release and start-of-shooting date announcements have been made in the past day or two. Amongst them:
Fox Searchlight are shaking up the awards race, locking down a November 23rd release date for their Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren-led "Hitchcock" about the making of the famed filmmaker's enduring classic "Psycho". They've also released an awesome new poster.
Warners has settled on a new date for Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" - May 10th 2013 in the United States with an international rollout beginning the following week. That puts it in the middle of one of the busiest months of the year, right between "Iron Man 3" on May 3rd, "Star Trek Into Darkness" on May 17th, and both "Fast Six" and "The Hangover 3" on May 24th.
Finally on the release date front, Paramount has dated Michael Bay's bodybuilders caper comedy "Pain and Gain" for April 26th 2013.
Those aren't the only dates to deal with today. Some rough start of shooting dates have also come to light via The Playlist.
First up Rosario Dawson says filming on the long overdue "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" is finally going to happen "in November". Then Channing Tatum says the Wachowski's sci-fi epic "Jupiter Ascending" is aiming for a February start of production. Finally Emma Watson says shooting on the Guillermo Del Toro-produced retelling of "Beauty & The Beast" aims to get underway next summer.
Universal has released an extended first look featurette at the making of Tom Hopper's "Les Miserables" adaptation. The focus is on the fact that production involves entirely live singing, no pre-precordings as is usually done with film musicals.
As a result the actors were allowed to experiment much more with the songs, trying different tempos and approaches - all the while trying to ground it in a realism of the story rather than doing overly bombastic belters in situations that simply don't call for it.