ET featured the trailer for the baseball biopic of the Oakland A’s manager Bille Beane called Moneyball.
Sit through a little celeb gossip banter to see the trailer here:
The movie will chronicle how statistic crunching changed how players are ranked in Baseball, as a limited budget buys Oakland a winning team.
I have been looking forward to this movie for a while – even with Jonah Hill as the nerdy number cruncher. That role was originally going to go to nerdy comedian Dimiti Martin.
I don’t like Jonah Hill much at all. Mostly because he is always the same character. This looks like he is still playing the insecure underdog, but at least this time he seems to be less the comedic centerpoint, which has me interested again. They replaced a comedian with a comic actor for what looks like a mostly serious role.
Some changes have been made to the Academy Awards voting and categories, but most notably some explaination and fine tuning of the way Best Film nominations will be handled, as well as how many would be listed.
Beverly Hills, CA — The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday (6/14) to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement. The Board voted to institute a system that will now produce anywhere between five and 10 nominees in the category. That number won’t be announced until the Best Picture nominees themselves are revealed at the January nominations announcement.
During the period studied, the average percentage of first place votes received by the top vote-getting movie was 20.5. After much analysis by Academy officials, it was determined that 5% of first place votes should be the minimum in order to receive a nomination, resulting in a slate of anywhere from five to 10 movies.
It is interesting to see how that top 10 is selected and that they are not just throwing in the runners up to see who fills out the 10.
It makes it more realistic that they would only include the Films that have had voters list it as their number one choice. They can all agree that a film is good, but if it doesn’t rank at least 5% of the Academy voting members Top Choice, then it certainly doesn’t deserve to be nominated.
If that means that there are only 7 instead of 10 nominations, so be it. I don’t need fluff titles on that list – it detracts from the suspense when you already know 4 of the titles are not even contenders.
On the other hand, it does honour those films that did recieve recognition from the Academy voters but might have fallen just outside of the 4-5 film limit for the ceremony.
The Dark Knight Snub is oft speculated as being the reason they expanded the nominations list. It might have been up there among member voters, just not in the top 4, but perception is everything and it looked like no one voted for it at all.
This tweak may give more credibility to the expanded Best Film noms.
I love a geeky girl just as much as the next geek, and this video (which is actually a commercial for a jeweller that makes engagement rings) is just a lot of fun.
I don’t know what is more clever. The attractive girl geeking out over a comic book property (while the counter guys are stunned into silence and awe) or the name of the website it promotes – “Gottalockthatdown”. Their other videos are not nearly as clever as this one, but that might be a little bias from the geek in me.
Still, every geek has had one of these rare moments when a hot girl proves to be genuinely a closet geek and you get weak in the knees for a moment. (And yes, I did score one of those geeky girls who denies being geeky – she curses in Huttese and says Frack and Frell, knows why there can only be one, but still flubbs on C-3PO’s name – and I locked that down)
A spoof of Britney Spears new single “I want to go” has been made with a Hunger Games twist.
Check it out:
Granted the lyrics need some work. Some of those lines are awkward and not always going to work out, but they have a song to fit these lines into. The video is pretty well put together and the girl playing Katniss is pretty.
I was going to hold it against him, but after seeing Luke Conrad’s accoustic cover of Britney Spears’ single, I can see this guy is quite capable (I like his version of Brit’s song better).
Wasn’t the greatest video, but perhaps the first Hunger Games spoof music video to hit the ‘net so far!
Mike Tyson might have had a good time poking fun at himself in the first Hangover, but the tattoo artist who created the look recently tried to delay the opening of the film after discovering that his distinct facial tattoo was being used in the film.
Now a judge denied that injunction by the tattoo artist allowing the film to be released, however the case remains open. Now the studio is saying that the Bluray and DVD releases may feature a digitally altered Tattoo on acto Ed Helm’s character to avoid any further complications.
“If the parties are unable to resolve their dispute, Warner Bros. does not intend to make any use of the allegedly infringing tattoo after the film ends its run in theaters because Warner Bros. will digitally alter the film to substitute a different tattoo on Ed Helms’ face. The home video release is currently scheduled for early December 2011, which would allow Warner Bros. sufficient time to make the change if it becomes necessary.”
Now I can see how altering the tattoo for the DVD release makes sense. If the Tattoo Aritst does win, they would be entitled to a cut of the home video income as well – but that would be excluded if it did not contain an image of his iconic tattoo. I don’t see it changing the movie, in fact it might draw some publicity to the DVD release if the announce it as the “New Tattoo Version” and run with the marketing.
Honestly, I am surprised that this is even carrying out this long.
How many movies have longstanding gags spoofing iconic brands and personalities that fall under satire and fair use? Perhaps the character wearing the Tat for so much of the fim is no longer considered fair use. Will this set precidence and restrict other films from taking liberties with popculture references in their comedy?
Thanks for checking out our I am Number Four Review
Genre: Action Scifi Directed by: D.J. Caruso Staring: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant and Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer Released: February 18th, DVD – May 24th 2011
THE GENERAL IDEA
An extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-changing events—his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
John (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary young man, masking his true identity and passing as a typical student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed…he is Number Four
Timothy Olyphant once again impressed the crap out of me. This role was still an authoritative role (which he is so good at) but this one is more fatherly, and more the mentor guardian type. It was refreshing to see him “tired” instead of always on top of the situation.
Alex Pettyfer is surprisingly the best part of this film. His ease to slip into action scenes and show the struggle as he learns what it really means to be “extraordinary” is great.
There is a lot of great action in this film and the effects back it up nicely. The blend of the alien bounty hunters against the backdrop of a simple smalltown setting works well and sets the tone for an awesome story.
There is a lot that works well with this that just illustrates how much better the novel must have been. So much backstory and lore that I can see a lot of potential that just didn’t find its depth on screen.
The love interest Diana Agron might just ooze charm and appeal on Glee, but somehow here she is just a normal pretty girl. I didn’t find his crush on her to be deserving of the devotion he struggles with. In many films we suspend our disbelief to accept an accellerated love and instant connection but I just didn’t feel it here.
Teresa Palmer’s character was completely useless here. She is just teased in and we are left wondering who’s side she is on until the end. I think she would have been better saved for a sequel. Her involvement just felt forced and her character lacked depth because of it – which is a shame, because when you really do “meet” who she is and what she can do, she looks like an awesome character.
Most of what I didn’t like about this movie really feels like it was just poorly adapted. There appears to be a lot of potential in the backstory that just falls short in the storytelling of a 90 minute film.
It would seem that a new Wayne Manor has been chosen for the filming of the next Batman installment The Dark Knight Rises, and Wollaton Hall in Nottingham UK will give a new face to the playboy’s home.
Wollaton Hall – a 16th-century mansion-turned natural history museum in Nottingham, England – will apparently serve as the new Wayne Manor in Dark Knight Rises. This speculation was set off by an announcement on the official Nottingham city site saying that Wollaton Hall will be closed for a two-week period at the end of this month, “in order to enable a film to have exclusive access to the site.”
However, it seems that Osterley Park in West London, not Wollaton Hall, will actually be used for the interior shots of Wayne Manor.
This reminds me of X-Men, where the mansion interior shots were all done at Castle Loma near Toronto Canada were used for the X-Mansion.
The Dark Knight used Mentmore Towers for the rebuilt Wayne Manor (after Ras burned down his original in Begins) and there are some similarities between the buildings.
Melanie Griffith once starred in a late 80s post apocalyptic sci fi B Movie called Cherry 2000, and now it looks like they are remaking this forgotten cheese factory.
Producer Ed Pressman reached out to some of the original cast including Melanie Griffith, who suggested that he hire her daughter Dakota Johnson (from her marriage to Don Johnson) to play the role she once had.
In the future, a man travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. When successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of ‘The Zone’, Treadwell learns the hard way that the perfect woman is made not of computer chips and diodes, but of real flesh and blood!
And just in case this B-Classic is completely unknown to the International Friends, here is the trailer for the original.
Now its not Griffith’s job to cast this film, but it just might be an inspired choice. Aside from the instant publicity that this would instantly gain casting the relative unknown – by promoting she is related to the original star.
Dakota Johnson was most recently seen breifly in The Social Network, as one of Justin Timberlake’s one night stands, and in Beastly with Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer.
I will warn you right now, these clips being offered up are in sequential order and hit on key points in the plot. After watching them I feel I have a pretty good idea of what the entire movie is going to be like.
Look’s pretty good, but I still have my reservations. So I am labelling these sneak peeks as a SPOILER ALERT so that those who do not want to watch the abridged version before it comes out might have some surprises left.
Well it looks like Reynolds is not going to Park the Snark for this. Which is a shame. I think it might be the only thing I don’t like about this. Well maybe that they didn’t learn much from Fantastic Four and made Parallax into a storm cloud with a face.
I did notice however that Blake Lively’s Carol Ferris is using the callsign Sapphire, which of course alludes to Star Sapphire, the supervillain that Ferris eventually becomes as she is possessed by a mystical force by the same name. The Star Sapphire gives Ferris a power ring similar to the Green Lanterns, but violet in colour.
These clips do look like a lot of fun, and the movie may still have its merits but I am on the fence now that I have seen most of it.
First Sequence star, Ashlynn Yennie, will be reprising her role of “Jenny” in the sequel directed by Tom Six. Laurence Harvey will be playing “Martin”, the new mad scientist who will assemble the 12-person centipede. The new cast members include, Dominic Borelli, Vivien Bridson, Lee Harris, Peter Charlton, Bill Hutchens, Dan Burman, Daniel Jude Gennis, Kandace Caine, Maddi Black, Lucas Hansen, Georgina Goodrick and Emma Lock.
And while they are at it… Director Tom Six replies to the recent Ban of this film in the UK for being classified as “sexually violent and potentially obscene”
“Thank you BBFC for putting spoilers of my movie on your website and thank you for banning my film in this exceptional way. Apparently I made an horrific horror-film, but shouldn’t a good horror film be horrific? My dear people it is a fucking MOVIE. It is all fictional. Not real. It is all make-belief. It is art. Give people their own choice to watch it or not. If people can’t handle or like my movies they just don’t watch them. If people like my movies they have to be able to see it any time, anywhere also in the UK.”
While I agree that this is art, and like any art it is highly subjective.
While some people like to be disgusted as a form of entertainment, just as some like to be scared for horror films.
But where do we draw the line.
Sometimes in films we see things truely horrible in movies, usually because that is what is to be overcome in the film. It defines the badguys and allows you to cheer for the goodguys.
But when is a movie disgusting for disgusting sake? And is it wrong to be entertained by that?
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Thanks for checking out our X-Men: First Class Review
Genre: Comic Book Action Directed by: Matthew Vaughn Staring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence Released: June 3rd, 2011
THE GENERAL IDEA
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
The setting is likely my favourite part of the movie. They really push into the 60s with an almost campy feel but never quite get into the over the top caracature of the decade as pop culture would remember it. Despite adding a totally foreign element into that decade, we are constantly aware that this is certainly in the 60s.
The twist to the Cuban Missle Crisis was a risky one but one that they pull off very well. They insert “unknowns” into what is already historically recorded to the event.
Every comic book film needs its villain, but with an origin story that villain cannot overshadow the development, and in this we get Sebastian Shaw, wonderfully played by Kevin Bacon. He is effective enough without being too much of the movie. Seeing Magneto oppose Shaw is delicious to watch as they illustrate how similar the two men are in their ideals about Mutant Supremacy.
Buf Fassbender steals this film and his portrayal of Erik Lensher is hauntingly foreshadowing Ian McKellan’s portrayal. And I wouldn’t be the first person to say that Fassbender could easily be the next Bond if Craig gives up the gig. This can also be said of James McAvoy, who easily fits the role of the caring nurturing father figure of the mutant race.
And all of this is just the icing on the cake for some great cinematic style action scenes. The special effects are incredible, and add more than just some beams of light and prosthetics. Really top knotch fun visuals here.
The supporting cast is great but the “first class” students are just window dressing and a purpose to showcase the creation of Xavier’s school and the relationship. I don’t mind these characters being so secondary as I would rather see the ProfessorX/Megneto relationship play out.
I didn’t like January Jones in this at all. Her costumes were attempting to be sexy revealing and just looked like they didn’t fit. And her acting was supposed to be cold and stern, but end up being stiff and flat. If they do more in this era, I hope she is recast.
Jennifer Lawrence still looks awkward to me. She might be a Mystique before the sex appeal, but still the character doesn’t work for me in this movie. Thankfully her “I just want to feel normal” contribution to the student’s theme in the film is more than fulfilled with Hank McCoy and his evolution into the Beast.
Most of the students are background noise, and just there to fill out the roster. Riptide had no character development at all. Maybe they an get more into these roles in future installments. Not an overwhelming bad thing, as this left room for the core character’s story.
Prequels tend to suffer from the “we know what inevitably happens” syndrome, but this film works WITH that and does it so well. This really works into the more current films and I really hope that they make more X-Films in this era.
Lots of action and fun, with some show-off moments and good character developement all make this film worth seeing.
I give X-Men:First Class a 9 out of 10 and is now my new favourite X-Film.
X-Men: First Class – $56,000,000 – Opening
The Hangover Part II – $32,445,000 – 2wks
Kung Fu Panda 2 – $24,300,000 – 2wks
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $18,010,000 – 3wks
Bridesmaids – $12,128,000 – 4wks
Of course X-Men First Class has an impressive $56million in the top spot ($120m if you count worldwide) which falls short of Thor’s $65m open, but Thor didn’t have this caliber of competition.
First Class was my first pick. What did you get out to see this weekend?
The MTV Movie Awards brought us a few new trailers last night and among them was this one for JJ Abrams Super 8
Now this shows us a lot more of what we can expect from the film. But wisely they still are not showing the creature.
How in this day and age when everyone can find out anything on the internet that they can keep these things a secret is beyond me, but that they are keeping that reveal for the film itself says a lot about this production.
This looks to have all the suspense and thrills I would want out of a monster film. I have high hopes for Super 8.
With categories that the fans want like “Best Kiss” and “Best Line” not to mention “Best Scared as Shit” the entirely fan voted MTV Movie Awards remains a joke. The only thing it does offer is some star studded eyecandy, good musical performances and some new Trailers.
But if you are still interested in the sponsored-by skewwed results of mostly Twilight fans, here are the results of the show.
*Winner* The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Director: David Slade, Producers: Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt (Summit Entertainment)
Black Swan – Directed by Darren Aronofsky
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 – Directed by David Yates
Inception – Directed by Christopher Nolan
The Social Network – Directed by David Fincher
BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
*Winner* Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Zac Efron – Charlie St. Cloud
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
*Winner* Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
Emma Stone – Easy A
Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Jennifer Aniston – Just Go with It
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
BEST BREAKOUT STAR
*Winner* Chloe Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)
Andrew Garfield – The Social Network
Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit
Jay Chou – The Green Hornet
Olivia Wilde – Tron: Legacy
Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
*Winner* Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)
Adam Sandler – Just Go with It
Ashton Kutcher – No Strings Attached
Russell Brand – Get Him to the Greek
Zach Galifianakis – Due Date
BEST LINE FROM A MOVIE (New Category)
*Winner* Alexys Nycole Sanchez – Grown Ups (Sony Pictures) “I want to get chocolate wasted.”
Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone – Easy A “There’s a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.”
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”
Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield – The Social Network “…A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?”
“You?” “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.”
Tom Hardy – Inception “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”
*Winner* Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Christoph Waltz – The Green Hornet
Leighton Meester – The Roommate
Mickey Rourke – Iron Man 2
Ned Beatty – Toy Story 3
*Winner* Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
Amy Adams vs. The Sisters – The Fighter
Chloe Moretz vs. Mark Strong – Kick-Ass
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallway Attacker – Inception
*Winner* Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)
Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception
Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis – Black Swan
BEST JAWDROPPING MOMENT
*Winner* Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance Spectacular (Paramount Pictures)
James Franco – 127 Hours
Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page – Inception
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Steve-O – Jackass 3D
BEST SCARED-AS -S**T PERFORMANCE
*Winner* Ellen Page – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Ashley Bell – Inception
Jessica Szohr – Piranha 3D
Minka Kelly – The Roommate
Ryan Reynolds – Buried
BIGGEST BADASS STAR
*Winner* Chloe Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)
Alex Pettyfer – Beastly
Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception
Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 2
The only thing I agree with on these lists is giving Chloe Moretz all the credit she deserves, and Emma Stone for her comedic efforts.
But Pretty much any category with Twilight in it got that star the win. Best Movie goes to Twilight over Black Swan, Inception and The Social Network?? Considering most of the fans voting on these categories are not old enough to have attended Black Swan, I expected little more. I mean Justin Beiber won the vague “Jaw Dropping” category.
The entire purpose of these awards is to “let the fans decide” but honestly we know that it was about the commercials and pimping out whatever new films are coming.
These “awards” are not an honour, and frankly mean nothing.
DC Entertainment/Warner Brothers has been mining its second teir heroes in hopes of finding their next character to franchise into feature films, and while I would have liked to have seen The Flash first (with Niel Patrick Harris of course) it seems the feelers are out on Hawkman!
After multiple appearances on Smallville, Hawkman, seems to have warmed up DC Entertainment Execs for his own film, which would pair him up with the Green Lantern as another character outside the “Big 3″ (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) to get a feature film adaptation. It seems that Warner Bros is moving forward on development of a Hawkman movie, with the project being out to writers right now.
Still a bit early to say “it’s happening” but with treatments being brought forward there is potential that a script may land on the desk with a smile and fit nicely in the updated more realistic DC Superhero Films.
Of course, they wouldn’t even have considered this if it wasn’t for the success of Batman Begins and the subsequent creation of Warner Brothers’ DC Entertainment studio.
Now any superhero sounds stupid when you say their powers out loud with a sarcastic snark, but if handled well any character has the potential to be a great movie.
I did find this funny timing considering this video that’s been making the rounds recently.
So if they do a serious Hawkman… who do you get to play the Thangorian Winged Warrior?
I’d like to see someone like Matthew Fox or Brian Austen Green.
Screen Gems have cast Camelot star Jamie Campbell Bower as the lead role in their upcoming supernatural action film The Mortal Instruments
Bower will join Lily Collins (Abduction, Priest, The Blind Side) who will play Clary Fray, the central heroine to the series. Clary starts out as your average girl until she realizes she has The Sight. She can see demons and Shadowhunters alike, which turns her on to all sorts of trouble and one gorgeous (if not sarcastic) hunter called Jace who Bower will be playing.
The Mortal Instruments series of books spans the mythological and houses them in the real world. Its not a new concept, but it is one that Cassandra Clare executes very well with a wealth of backstory and lore.
I am pretty eager to see these books made into movies, and really looking forward to seeing Bower as Jace. He is awesome as Arthur on Camelot and a good fit for the look of the character.