Opening in limited release this weekend is one of the best films you’re going to see this year: Before Midnight, director Richard Linklater’s follow-up to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. The new film takes place 18 years after Before Sunrise and 9 years after Before Sunset, and sees Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) navigating married life on a trip to Greece. Like the previous films, it’s a lot of walking and talking, but it absolutely works because of the intimate and lived-in chemistry between the lead actors, who also co-wrote the film with Linklater. I can honestly say this is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time, and even if you haven’t seen the previous films, you should see it when it comes to a theater near you.
The other day, I landed an extended video interview with Linklater here in Los Angeles. During our wide ranging conversation we talked about the challenges of getting Before Midnight made, premiering at Sundance, his thoughts on Kickstarter and if would he use the service for a future project, an ‘80s comedy he hopes to shoot this fall, if he’s registered the name “Before Dawn,” if they’re doing anything special for the 20th anniversary of Dazed and Confused, the possibility of a “Before” Trilogy Blu-ray box set, the status of Growing Up (a movie he’s been working on since 2002 with Ethan Hawke), if he would consider making some of his projects on TV, some of the other scripts he’s been working on for years, and so much more. I promise if you’re a Linklater fan you’ll enjoy either reading or watching this interview.
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.
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.
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.