X-Men: Days of Future Past Debuts Featurettes: Inside Magneto’s Helmet

Hot on the heels of the final X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer that premiered earlier today, 20th Century Fox has debuted two fascinating featurettes that take us inside two integral scenes in the Bryan Singer movie.

The first video takes a look at the painstaking task that is costuming thousands of extras for a pivotal scene where Jennifer Lawrence is walking through a Paris airport and then she sees James McAvoy’s Professor X. It is an important scene in terms of getting all of the mutants together to fight a war before it begins (as Patrick Stewart says in that first X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer). 

What’s interesting is that the film’s costume designer had to outfit thousands of extras in period specific clothes for the 1970s and then fit every single one of them. This is a bustling airport, after all!  


Is Mrs Doubtfire 2 really a good idea?

 Is Mrs Doubtfire 2 really a good idea?
Mrs Doubtfire will be back – but do we really need a return? (Picture: Supplied)

Mrs Doubtfire 2 is officially a go. Robin Williams is set to star, Chris Columbus is confirmed to direct (so it is really not looking likely that he will be penning the Goonies sequel as I had previously wished) and the talented David Berenbaum who wrote the script for Elf is on board to write.

Williams and Columbus have already proven that they make for a good team, as the original Mrs Doubtfire is in my opinion comedy gold. And with the addition of Berenbaum who managed to script what has become a modern classic Christmas movie (son of a nutcracker! It was good) we could see a power trio of comedy come to be before our very eyes…

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Character Posters & First Full Trailer For David Michôd’s ‘The Rover’ – Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce

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From A24 comes this first full-length trailer for David Michôd’s (Animal Kingdom) ‘The Rover,’ which will premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival. The slow-burn thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. The film was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. The film also co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Natsha Braier acted as Director of Photography and Michôd also teamed up again with ‘Animal Kingdom’ Production Designer, Jo Ford.

‘The Rover’ is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him. ’The Rover’ opens this in France on June 4th, in the US on June 13th, and in the UK on August 22nd.

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Cannes 2014 line-up revealed

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The official line-up for Cannes 2014 has been revealed.

As ever, it’s a varied and exciting bunch, mixing up established and classic festival directors with intriguing new mainstream projects.

The biggest and most obvious showdown will be between two of the most esteemed British directors working today, as Ken Loach presents what’s said to be his final feature film Jimmy’s Hall - up against Mike Leigh, who’ll be in attendance with biopic Mr. Turner about painter JMW Turner starring Timothy Spall. 

Both will compete for the Palme d’Or, with a line-up consisting of a total of 18 films.

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News Briefs – April 17, 2014

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The next “Hobbit” film may undergo a title change from “The Hobbit : There and Back” to “The Hobbit : Into the Fire”.

Due to a lackluster performance at the U.S Box office, the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer “Sabotage” is going direct-to-DVD in Australia.

Bookended with two multi-­‐2014 Goya-­‐Award-­‐winning titles – “Living is Easy with Eyes Closed”  (Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados) and “Witching and Bitching”  (Las brujas de Zugarramurdi) – the 17th Spanish Film Festival, presented by Estrella Damm, will feature 30 of the very best and most recent Spanish and Spanish-­‐language Latin American films, screening at Palace Cinemas nationally from 29 April. This year, the Festival is thrilled to present a programme of Australian premieres and also celebrate the arrival of very special guest, actor Álex González. Starring in two of the Festival’s films – “Scorpion Love” and “Combustion” – Álex will participate in a series of special Festival Q&A sessions in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.  For more info : www.spanishfilmfestival.com

Matthew Tolmach, the producer of “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ and the upcoming “Sinister Six”, was at the premiere in Berlin yesterday of the “Spider-Man” sequel and hinted that a ‘female’ villain may form part of the “Sinister Six” line-up. Might that be a female Vulture?

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Elizabeth Banks Takes the ‘Walk of Shame’ in this Red Band Trailer

 Elizabeth Banks Takes the ‘Walk of Shame’ in this Red Band Trailer

Watching the trailer for Walk of Shame, my initial reaction is that this plot doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. So the idea is that Elizabeth Banks’ character gets stranded in downtown L.A. without money, a cell phone or a car and needs to find a way to get home. This proves very difficult as she gets into a series of misadventures.

How about using the phone of any local restaurant? How about getting a taxi and paying the driver when she reaches her destination? Doesn’t seem all that hard to get out of this dilemma, but I suppose there wouldn’t be a movie in that case.

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel in the works

Cue Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” on your tape deck: Fox 2000 Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. And lest you worry that they’ll cast Zac Efron in the title role (actually, we might watch that movie), the plan is to reunite original star Robin Williams with director Chris Columbus, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported. Elf writer David Berenbaum is attached to pen the script.

The film — which was No. 67 on the AFI’s America’s Funniest Movies list — told the story of a dad in the middle of a divorce (Williams) who is so desperate to see his kids more often that he dresses in drag and takes a job as their housekeeper and nanny. Sally Field played his estranged wife, and Pierce Brosnan was her love interest. No word yet on who from the original cast besides Williams will reprise their roles.

Check out the very early ’90s trailer for a refresher:

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