Robert Rodriguez is partnering with Blackberry for Project Green Screen to collaborate with his fans on the short film Two Scoops. There are a few scenes left unfinished in Two Scoops, and Rodriguez wants your help: “I’d like you guys to use your creativity and imagination to help complete them.” Rodriguez and the crew at Troublemaker Studios will sort through crowdsourced footage and images to insert the best submissions into the final product using green screen.
Electra and Elise Avellan star as: “Ice cream scoopers by day. Danger seekers by night.” Check out a featurette that lets Rodriguez explain the inspiration behind Project Green Screen after the jump.
by David Lane Posted: January 20th, 2013 at 3:16 pm
Kaley Cuoco isn’t your average genie. She’s modern, smart and stylish, like the Toyota RAV4 she lives inside. Learn more about the all-new RAV4 here.
Thumbs up and Share if you wish Kaley Cuoco was your genie! #WishGranted
by David Lane Posted: October 10th, 2012 at 7:01 am
With a name like Strippers vs. Werewolves you can assume you know what you’re getting yourself into before watching it and you can also assume it’s going to be pretty bad, with lots of gratuitous nudity and violence. There is always the hope with such a ridiculous title and concept, that it would be at least so-bad-it’s-good or Grindhouse/Troma bad, but inevitably it’s always a crapshoot. When I found out it was British and had Alan Ford (the bad guy from Snatch) and Robert Englund, I started thinking maybe this will be a cheeky little horror/comedy romp. There was hope for this silly little movie after all… My review of the Blu-ray after the jump.
by David Lane Posted: October 4th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Our good friends over at Volkswagen have told us how much they love reading our news stories and were more than happy to share their own stories with us. More than just a car company, they know that their customers are interested in value and getting their money’s worth. The qualities they look for in a car (performance, design, safety and environmental impact) are the same qualities they hold dear in their lives. VW drivers love their cars and it shows. Check out this owner’s story to see for yourself.
by David Lane Posted: October 2nd, 2012 at 3:04 pm
With director Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows opening this weekend, we’ve been given some movie related swag to giveaway to some of our readers. Starring Johnny Depp, and based on the 1970s TV series, the film is filled with Burton and Depp’s signature offbeat comedy, has eye-popping visuals and is set in the 1970s with a contemporary feel. In addition to Depp, Dark Shadows stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Lee Miller, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gulliver McGrath, Jackie Earle Haley and Bella Heathcote. Hit the jump to see what you can win and how to enter. You can also read our recent interview with Depp and Burton here.
A few new images from the remake of Sparkle have gone online. The story was inspired by the legendary female singing group The Supremes and stars Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo as three sisters who start out singing at their local church, and go on to find great success—and troubles—as a Motown girl group. The film sadly marks the first and last film role for Whitney Houston since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife. Collider was able to spend some time on the film’s set, and you can read or listen to our interview with Houston and producer Debra Martin Chase here.
Hit the jump to see the new images. Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Cee-Lo Green, and Omari Hardwick also star. Salim Akil (Jumping the Broom) is directing and R. Kelly wrote new original songs to add to the Curtis Mayfield score from the original. Sparkle will be released in theaters on August 10.
by David Lane Posted: February 22nd, 2012 at 9:40 am
It’s been compared to Superbad and is touted as being produced by Todd Phillips, the director of The Hangover, but the time has come for Project X to grow up and stand on its own. We’ve seen a pretty encouraging trailer and now we have 4 clips from the R-rated teen comedy to let you decide amongst yourselves whether it’s the biggest party movie ever created. I spoke to Steve after he caught an early screening and he said it’s extremely funny and absolutely rated R. He also said it’s going to be a big hit for Warner Bros.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh, the film stars Thomas Mann, Miles Teller, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Dax Flame, Nichole O’Connor and Alexis Knapp. Project X opens March 2th, 2012. Hit the jump to check out the clips.
by David Lane Posted: December 13th, 2011 at 7:01 am
Universal 1440 Entertainment has announced that filming is currently underway on Death Race 3 in South Africa. Luke Goss, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames, Fred Koehler, Robin Shou, and Tanit Phoenix reprise their roles from Death Race 2, joined by franchise newbies Dougray Scott and Hlubi Mboya. Universal 1440 executive Glenn Ross promises fans:
“Death Race 3 will exceed their expectations with even more explosive action, elaborately outfitted cars, inventive weaponry and death-defying stunts that have made the franchise such a huge fan favorite.”
Death Race 2 director Roel Reiné returned to helm the sequel; Mike Elliott, Jeremy Bolt, and Death Race director Paul W.S. Anderson are back on board as producers. Hit the jump for the official synopsis and the full press release.
by David Lane Posted: November 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm
This Friday will be the start of the heaviest shopping weekend of the year. People rush to get the best deals they can find and they will find plenty. Some will upgrade their DVDs to Blu-rays. Old games will be left on the shelf as gamers go for the new releases. The stack of old trade paperback comics will grow higher as readers opt for the latest collections or go for digital versions. So what happens to the old DVDs, video games, and comic books? Usually, they’ll be forgotten, sold on eBay, or traded in for store credit. But this is a time of year where we should not only give to our friends and family, but to those who would greatly appreciate the entertainment we no longer use.
As a volunteer working in the Family Library at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, I can tell you our selection of movies, video games, and comic books would be cherished more than you can know. While we treat this entertainment as a fun diversion, to patients and their families it’s a needed comfort and distraction. Hit the jump for details on how you can donate and help not only children and families this holiday season but for years to come.
We’ve previously explained that in order to bring our readers the best content possible (including Comic-Con 2011 coverage), from time-to-time we host sponsored content on the site. The MSN FilmFan video series is one such article.
Each week, the host pits two films opening that weekend against each other and states his case for which one is the better pick to go see. This week, Captain America: The First Avenger and Friends with Benefits go head-to-head.
We’ve mentioned before that, in order to bring you the best possible content, we here at Collider will take part in sponsored content deals from time to time. This is one of the those articles. As part of our ongoing promotion for the MSN FilmFan video series, we’re hosting one video a week for five weeks. Each Thursday or Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest video, which features the host pitting two films opening that weekend against each other, giving his recommendation as to which is your best bet.
This week host Sami Jarroush presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Winnie the Pooh. Hit the jump to check out his thoughts.
As we previously explained, every now and then we here at Collider host sponsored content in order to pay for things that make the site even better for our readers (like full-scale Comic-Con coverage). The MSN FilmFan video series is one of those sponsored content articles.
We’re promoting the series for four weeks. Every Thursday or Friday, there will be a new video featured here. For most of the installments, host Sami Jarroush pits two films opening that weekend head-to-head, weighing the pros and cons of each before giving his recommendation as to which one you should go see. This week, Jarroush is joined by Chief Film Critic for MSN Movies Glenn Kenny. The two give a rundown of the best and worst films of the year so far. Hit the jump to check it out.
Last week we explained that, as part of actually running Collider and being able to pay for things like full-scale coverage of Comic-Con, from time-to-time we accept offers for sponsored content to be hosted on the site. This MSN FilmFan Video Series is one of those sponsored content articles.
To help raise awareness for the show, we’ve made a deal to promote the series for the next four weeks. Every Thursday or Friday there will be a new video that features the FilmFan host giving a rundown of what movies are opening. He chooses two, and pits them against each other, stating his case for why one is the better choice over the other. This week, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Larry Crowne are pitted against each other. Hit the jump to watch the video.
Before getting into this sponsored article, we wanted to explain to you a little about how Collider works. First off, we are not a corporate-owned site; we’re entirely independent. While this gives us complete control over our content, and we wouldn’t have it any other way, it also means that we don’t have some shady transnational corporation to help pay our bills. This in mind, from time to time, we’re offered advertising campaigns. In addition to these advertising campaigns, we’re also offered the chance to run sponsored-content articles. Steve vets these offers carefully, and makes the decision for or against based upon what’s best for Collider. We love our readers. You guys are the reason we do this, and ultimately you keep the site alive. But to bring you even more content, like full-scale coverage at Comic-Con, we’ll once in awhile accept offers like this sponsored-content article.
Which brings us to our deal with MSN for their new MSN FilmFan Video Series. To help raise awareness for the show, we’ve made a deal to promote the series for the next five weeks. Every Thursday or Friday there will be a new video that features the FilmFan host giving a rundown of what movies are opening. He chooses two, and pits them against each other, stating his case for why one is the better choice over the other. The video is actually fairly honest, with the host citing news sources and Rotten Tomatoes scores to help justify his decision. Hit the jump for the video, which pits this weekend’s new releases Cars 2 and Bad Teacher head-to-head.