With director Shawn Levy’s The Internship opening June 7th, I recently landed an exclusive video interview with Dylan O’Brien. If you’re not familiar with The Internship, the film reteams Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as two out-of-work salesmen who attempt to reinvent themselves by competing against young up-and-comers for an internship at Google. The film also stars Max Minghella, Rose Byrne, and Jessica Szohr. For more on The Internship, here’s my set visit and on set interviews with Levy, Wilson and Vaughn.
During the interview, he talked about making the film, what it was like to have the freedom to say and do anything, who broke the most while filming, and more. In addition, O’Brien talked about why he wanted to be part of The Maze Runner (getting ready to film in Louisiana) and the chances he’ll go to Comic-Con this year. Hit the jump to watch.
After all these years, it’s surprising Colin Farrell has yet to lend his voice to an animated character, but turns out, waiting served him well because his character, Ronan, is featured in the “achingly beautiful” world that drew Farrell to Epic to begin with. Ronan is the leader of the Leaf Men and when Mandrake (voiced by Christoph Waltz) and the Boggans threaten to destroy the forest, he joins forces with the formerly human-sized Mary Katherine (voice by Amanda Seyfried), a renegade young Leaf Man, Nod (voiced by Josh Hutcherson), and a slug and a snail, Mub and Grub (voiced by Aziz Ansari and Chris O’Dowd), to ensure a very special little pod stays safe, giving them a chance to keep the terrain lush with greenery and life.
While in New York City celebrating Epic’s May 24th release, Farrell sat down to talk about how director Chris Wedge and his team of animators first reeled him in, the challenge of working in a sound booth for the first time, Ronan’s backstory, and about how he felt seeing his voice coming out of a completely different body. And before wrapping up, Farrell also spoke a bit about Saving Mr. Banks and Winter’s Tale. Catch it all in the video interview after the jump.
Universal is taking a jump back in time to reboot director Peter Hyams‘ 1994 sci-fi film Timecop, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. In the original film, time travel existed in 2004 (must have missed that development) and Timecops were employed to prevent criminals from messing with the time-stream for ill-gotten gain. Van Damme’s character, Walker, happened to run afoul of a crooked politician (Ron Silver) doing just that. The studio is looking to do an original reboot with a reworked concept; the project is currently out to writers. Van Damme is not involved with the project, but whoever they get to star best be able to do the splits.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the 1994 original.
The first red-band and green-band trailers for America’s newest dysfunctional family in We’re the Millers is now available for you to enjoy. The Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball) film centers on a single, small-time pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis) who ends up in debt to his supplier (Ed Helms). In order to bring the next shipment of drugs up from Mexico, he puts together a fake family from his stripper neighbor (Jennifer Aniston), an eager teen (Will Poulter) and a streetwise punk (Emma Roberts).
This red-band trailer features Aniston stripping, Sudeikis’ impersonation of Bane, Helms’ choice in aquatic pets, spider bites and Aniston stripping again. The green-band trailer is obviously tamer but features slightly different footage and jokes. The first look at We’re the Millers promises lots of laughs derived from this zany premise. Also starring Nick Offerman, Molly Quinn and Thomas Lennon, We’re the Millers opens August 9. Hit the jump to watch the trailers and check out the new poster.
Ever since Metallica Through the Never - the 3D movie featuring Metallica in concert – was first announced, I was curious to see just how writer-director Nimrod Antal (Predators) would change up the concert movie genre. Now, the first trailer for the film is available and it does a nice job of teasing the experience that awaits audiences. Starring Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as a band’s crew member whose urgent mission for the band goes terribly wrong, Metallica Through the Never also features band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo. The film opens in IMAX 3D on September 27th and in theaters everywhere starting October 4th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the new poster.
Here’s the latest TV casting news:
- Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) is set to star in The Comedians, a new comedy pilot on FX from showrunners Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development).
- Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in the Cinemax pilot, Quarry, based on the Max Allan Collins’ book about a Vietnam veteran.
- Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) will join the cast of the third season of FX’s horror anthology, American Horror Story: Coven.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
They say there’s “nothing certain in life except death and taxes”. It’s a pretty accurate little saying, sure, but if you ask anyone who’s battled a raging poster-buying addiction, they’ll tell you what Limited Paper learned long ago: there exists a little-known third certainty in life that’s known only to screenprint collectors. Goes like this: “One can never have too many posters based on John Carpenter’s The Thing”.
So, just to recap, that’s: death, taxes, and an insatiable need to own every print based on John Carpenter’s The Thing. It’s a curse, but today there’s good news for those afflicted with this devastating compulsion: Mondo’s dropping Randy Ortiz’ The Thing poster later this week. And if ya don’t like The Thing for some (nonsensical) reason? Well, new stuff from Gary Pullin and Rich Kelly are also en route. Find out details, see the prints, and get your fix after the jump, Thing junkies.
Hero Steve Rogers, a.k.a Captain America, can use his peak human powers to battle the forces of evil, but even he is no match for plot holes, budget constraints, and downright silly story choices. The 1990 Captain America film directed by Albert Pyun, the first live action film starring Marvel Comic’s iconic patriotic superhero, is a textbook example of what happens when a crew gives their all to a production that was doomed with an almost non-existent budget and tight filming schedule. Hit the jump for my Blu-ray review of Captain America.
While we just recently saw a new trailer and a batch of new images from director Zack Snyder’s Superman film Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has now unveiled a large group of high-resolution images. We’ve seen a few of these before in lower-resolution iterations, but we also get new, clear looks at Supes’ parents (both birth and adopted), as well as a great photo of Christopher Meloni’s character.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
In the international thriller Erased, ex-CIA agent Ben Logan (Aaron Eckhart) discovers that he and his teenaged daughter (Liana Liberato) have been marked for termination as part of a wide-reaching conspiracy that he unknowingly ended up right in the middle of. Logan must outsmart their hunters and uncover the truth, all while still getting reacquainted with the daughter he hasn’t had much of a relationship with in years.
At the film’s press day, actress Liana Liberato spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how she came to be a part of the film, why she related to her character, being able to get involved with the action, and the experience of shooting in Montreal and Brussels. She also talked about her upcoming projects Stuck in Love and Haunt, doing a comedy, her desire to play a superhero in a comic book movie, and her love of screenwriting. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
The Hangover feels like a franchise created by a studio rather than a storyteller. The original film was a huge sleeper hit, and Warner Bros. wanted to chase that high. We get sequels because audiences presumably want more, and the assumption was that we wanted to see more of Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and Alan (Zach Galifianakis), a.k.a. “The Wolfpack”. The Hangover Part II gave audiences more of the same to the point where it felt like a remake rather than a sequel. Once again, the filmmakers have responded not by really buckling down on a good story, but reacting to the response towards the previous movie. This time we would get an original story—a Hangover without the hangover. But The Hangover Part III is a case of being careful what you wish for, and even though sequels are supposed to provide more, Part III somehow gives us less. The chemistry between the Wolfpack is diminished, the pacing is lethargic, and the humor is sporadic. The only thing Part III gives us more of is Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) in an attempt to personify the insanity of the previous plots, but who only serves to distract from what should be the franchise’s last hurrah.
The big screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novella The Price of Salt has a new director. Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska signed on to star in Carol last summer for Boy A director John Crowley, but Screen Daily now reports that Todd Haynes is taking the helm. The pic is described as a love story about pursuit, betrayal and passion that follows the burgeoning relationship between two very different women in 1950s New York. One, a girl in her twenties working in a department store who dreams of a more fulfilling life, and the other, a wife trapped in a loveless, moneyed marriage desperate to break free but fearful of losing her daughter in the process.
Haynes’ directing credits include 2007’s I’m Not There and 2002’s Far From Heaven, for which he was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. The filmmaker most recently helmed the acclaimed HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, and he makes an excellent addition to what looks to be promising project. Blanchett and Wasikowska remain attached to star, and Carol has a script by playwright Phyllis Nagy. Hopefully production can get underway soon.
Arrested Development returns this Sunday for a fourth season after a seven-year absence. Ever since the announcement of season four (and a possible movie), I’ve felt a mix of excitement and anxiety. Season 3 ends on a great note. It brings the series full-circle, and has Michael (Jason Bateman) realizing that there’s really no saving his family, and it’s time to start the Bluth legacy anew with the timid but good-hearted George Michael (Michael Cera). Will Season 4 find a way to reopen this story? Will it find a way to at least meet the thematic strength of the final episode? And most importantly, will it possess the same qualities that made the show such a hit? We know these characters, and we can all quote our favorite lines, but Arrested Development is so much more.
Hit the jump for six things we might expect from the upcoming season of Arrested Development, which will air all 15 episodes at once on Netflix starting at midnight on Sunday.
Relativity Media has released the first trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon. Gordon-Levitt stars in the comedy as a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type who attempts to reform himself. I caught the film at Sundance and it’s really funny and marks the start of what looks to be a very, very promising directorial career for Gordon-Levitt. This trailer does a great job of conveying the film’s tone and the style that Gordon-Levitt has crafted, as quick editing, music, and repetition are used frequently to present some of the film’s situations, especially with regards to the porn. While the trailer does give away a couple of the pic’s best comedic surprises (like the cameos), there’s also a sweet sincerity to Don Jon that’s only hinted at here, and the performances from Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Moore, and Danza are all top-notch. I expect the film will be a major crowd-pleaser when it hits theaters later this year.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, click here to read Matt’s review of the film from Sundance, and click here for Steve’s interview with Gordon-Levitt and the cast. The pic also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Jeremy Luke, Rob Brown, and Brie Larson. Don Jon opens on October 18th.
Disney has released a new trailer for Pixar’s upcoming prequel Monsters University. While the Hangover Part III-style trailer does boast a good deal of new footage (showing off more fantastic monster designs in the process), the central focus is on a new track called “Roar” composed by Axwell & Sebastian Ingross of Swedish House Mafia. It’s a rather dance-y track that director Dan Scanlon commissioned in order to capture the college feel in the film, but I’m interested to see how it works alongside Randy Newman’s score for the animated pic. Newman himself collaborated with international drum corps The Blue Devils on the music, so we should expect something a tad different from his Monsters Inc. score.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, John Krasinski, Nathan Fillion, Charlie Day and many more. Monsters University opens in 3D on June 21st.