When Christopher Nolan surprised Comic-Con with his appearance for Interstellar and brought along another Comic-Con newbie in his film’s star Matthew McConaughey, they showed some footage. It turns out what they showed was the true next Interstellar trailer and now we have it for you!
McConaughey plays a man who must head into space in search of other lands due to the fact that the planet Earth has become unlivable for humans, thanks to global warming.
The film’s premise is pure Nolan and allows us to explore what-ifs from the safety of our movie house seat. All while being entertained with a film that will take us out of this world and bring us right back down to discuss it with friends and family, long after the credits have rolled.
Darren Aronofsky may have seemed like an interesting director to bring the classic bible story of Noah to life. But when his effort landed on screens in the form of Noah, audiences responded in droves to the epic.
Now Noah has arrived on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download and what is so fascinating is that even though it is an epic that should be seen on the biggest screens on the planet, due to Aronofsky’s storytelling style and character building, it still works immensely well on the small screen. But, given that most people’s “small” screens are HDTV with dozens and dozens of inches of screen… expect that flood to still come at you full force on home video!
Audiences and critics responded (check out our theatrical Noah review) to Noah as the film became a $ 300 million earning smash.
We all know that the next project for Quentin Tarantino will be The Hateful Eight. But, what will he do after that?
Tarantino was at Comic-Con to discuss his Django Meets Zorro comic book that is a spin-off of the Oscar-winning Django Unchained.
As The Hateful Eight is a Western and it is clear that Tarantino is currently fascinated with the genre, the question was posed at Comic-Con if he would ever consider doing any kind of sci-fi movie.
As Above, So Below filmmakers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle caught up with us this weekend at Comic-Con for an exclusive video interview that takes us inside the origins of this wildly original horror movie idea.
As you can see in the As Above, So Below trailer, the Dowdle brothers (John and Drew wrote, John directs and Drew produces) have come up with the most original of ideas. Their protagonist is a female archeologist who goes with her team deep underneath Paris to the haunting and legendary catacombs and what they discover is simply horrifying.
“We always thought it would be great to do an Indiana Jones-esque movie with a female lead that is done in a found footage style,” John said. “Thomas Tull, head of Legendary Pictures, called us and said he’d love to do something with the Paris catacombs and the two ideas perfectly clicked together.”
This is reprint of our review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
What is behind the desire to punish an audience? Truthfully, few filmmakers besides Michael Haneke maybe intentionally want to torture viewers (at least I think), but many dark and depressing indie movies attempting to explore the condition of suffering can often feel excruciating. There’s nothing inherently wrong with a grim and sad narrative—one so-called “miserablist” movie I love is “Bitiful,” and last year’s bleak “Sunshine Jr.” had a lot of value. These emotions are part of our existence, thus they shouldn’t be shied away from, but rather must be examined. But what is the value when a movie wallows in these kinds of dire feelings without ever illuminating the human condition beyond the superficial notion that grief is difficult? What then?
Devastation both personal and removed shrouds “War Story” like an oppressive funeral veil devoid of light or air. Catherine Keener stars as Lee, a prickly war photographer that has lived a large chunk of her adult life in treacherous war zones, witnessing and documenting all kinds of tragedies in her day. Weary of it all, Lee’s tough, cynical veneer is scorched to the ground after a brutalizing experience in Libya. Taken hostage and nearly killed, Lee’s colleague and best friend is murdered right before her eyes just for irritating her guards. Taking refuge in nearby Italy, Lee sequesters herself in a hotel, wanders the streets aimlessly, takes pictures of poor souls in refugee camps and mourns.
As teased in that first The Maze Runner trailer, Dylan O’Brien plays a young man who awakes in an elevator that is taking him up to the surface. As he gets there, he has no memory of how he got there, where he is or who he is. But one thing is immediately apparent on this landscape: The maze!
20th Century Fox and released a whole series of The Maze Runner posters that reminds us why we fell in love with movie posters in the first place. They’re artistic, informative and several are downright trippy!
O’Brien (fresh from his scene-stealing turn in The Internship) is a perfect choice to take the lead of the cast that includes Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Ki Hong Lee and Patricia Clarkson.
The Maze Runner lands in theaters September 19 and is based on the riveting novel by James Dashner that follows Thomas (O’Brien) who awakes in the middle of a maze, along with a handful of other boys. They tell him they have spent their days at this place trying to figure a way out. It appears, that one does not exist.
Soon after Kevin Feige told us about the future of Marvel Studios, we received a treat! Paul Bettany walked in and we got to talk about his joining the Avengers world as the Vision, as well as his opportunity to achieve a Marvel first – the ability to play more than one character.
As many know, Bettany is the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man movies and now that it has been announced that he is the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bettany is thrilled, although he did admit sitting in a voice booth and walking out with a “bag of cash” was easy work. This time, it was “(expletive) hot!” in that superhero costume!
As Bettany sits down at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, his Comic-Con appears to be filled with paranoia over what to say, and what not to say about his role in the Marvel world. “I don’t like sitting near a window with my back to it. It’s like I can see the light glinting off the [sniper's] telescopic lens,” he said and laughed.