First Trailer for THE LAST STAND Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The first trailer for Kim Jee-Woon‘s The Last Stand has gone online.  Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the old sheriff of a sleepy border town who’s called to action when a drug kingpin flees an FBI prisoner convoy, and tries to make his way to Mexico.  It’s a good premise for nice little action-thriller, but Schwarzenegger seems totally miscast.  He’s just not really meant for small movies because he’s a big persona.  There’s nothing subdued about him.  So when a huge guy with a thick Austrian accent is wandering around a small town like it’s no big deal, he seems horribly out of place.  Maybe it will work better in context, and I really like the action on display from Kim Jee-Woon.  It’s a nice break from the shaky-cam antics other directors may have brought to the picture.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare, Zach Gilford, and Genesis RodriguezThe Last Stand opens January 18, 2013.

First Official Synopsis and Poster for THE LAST STAND Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

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You’ll see a little bit more of Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Expendables 2 than you did in the first film, but once The Last Stand rolls in next January, the whole screen belongs to the former Governor.  We previously brought you the first image from the film, but now we’re happy to share an official synopsis and poster.  The actioner from director Ji-woon Kim stars Schwarzenegger as the aging sheriff of a border town, which happens to be the last hope of keeping a drug cartel leader from fleeing the country.  The Last Stand, also starring Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Peter Stormare, Genesis Rodriguez and Zach Gilford, opens January 18th.  Hit the jump for the official synopsis and poster.

MEN IN BLACK and MEN IN BLACK II Blu-ray Reviews

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In 1995, Will Smith starred in the first of three back-to-back films that would rocket his career into superstardom and solidify his status as a box office king.  He kicked things off with Michael Bay’s feature directorial debut, Bad Boys, followed by the large-scale sci-fi actioner Independence Day, and rounded things off with the franchise-starter Men in Black.  The third installment in the sci-fi comedy series, Men in Black 3, just opened in theaters and now Men in Black and Men in Black II have been released on Blu-ray to mark the occasion.  Hit the jump for our review of both films on Blu-ray.

First Trailer for FUN SIZE Starring Victoria Justice, from THE O.C. Creator Josh Schwartz

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The first trailer for The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz’s feature directorial debut Fun Size has landed online.  The comedy centers on a sarcastic teen (Victoria Justice) who is forced to take her little brother-trick-or-treating on Halloween only to lose him along the way. She must enlist the help of her best friend and a couple of “non-cool” kids in order to find her brother before the night is over.  There are a few funny bits sprinkled throughout this trailer, but on the whole it skews a lot younger than I was expecting from Schwartz (he also created NBC’s Chuck and co-created Gossip Girl).  The highlight appears to be Suburgatory star Jane Levy, who recently nabbed the lead in the Evil Dead remake.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Thomas Mann, Johnny Knoxville, and Chelsea HandlerFun Size opens on October 26th.

First Trailer for Animated Adventure-Comedy EPIC Starring Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, and Beyonce Knowles

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The first trailer for the animated feature Epic, from 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios, has landed online.  The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses.  A teenage girl is magically transported into their secret universe where she must combine forces with an assortment of colorful characters in order to save both worlds.  In this first trailer at least, the film comes off as a more serious version of Ferngully.  The visuals are pretty great, but the juxtaposition of the super important-sounding Snow Patrol song seemed a bit off.  That said, I’m interested to see how the makers of Ice Age and Rio tackle this fantastical story, especially in the shadow of this year’s Rise of the Guardians.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age), the film features the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny KnoxvilleEpic opens in 3D on May 24th, 2013.

Paramount Planning JACKASS 4: BAD GRANDPA?

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It appears that another Jackass film is on the way, but with a possible twist.  Per Paramount has been registering domain names for titles like “jackass4movie.com”, “badgrandpamovie.com”, and “jackass4badgrandpa.com”, suggesting that a fourth entry in the Jackass franchise is in the works.  Those wondering what the “Bad Grandpa” subtitle means probably haven’t seen the first three movies, as a prominent sketch features Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze hitting the streets in high quality old people make-up and participating in various shenanigans.  Hit the jump for more, including a clip of the sketch.

Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville and Aziz Ansari Lend Their Voices to the 3D CG Action-Adventure Comedy, EPIC

by     Posted 1 year, 326 days ago

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Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have announced the all-star voice cast for their new 3D CG action-adventure comedy, Epic.  The film, from the creators of Ice Age and Rio, will feature Beyonce, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville.  The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses.  A teenage girl is magically transported into their secret universe where she must combine forces with an assortment of colorful characters in order to save both worlds.  In addition to the stellar voices behind the characters, Epic will be directed by Chris Wedge who won an Academy Award for his 1999 short, Bunny and co-director of 2002′s Oscar-nominated  Ice Age.  Epic will transport into theaters May 24, 2013.  Hit the jump for more.

Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple, and Johnny Knoxville to Star in WILD SIDE

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A trio of actors have been set to topline the road trip drama Wild SideDeadline reports that Nicolas Cage, Juno Temple, and Johnny Knoxville will star in the Jesse Baget-directed (Breathelss) drama which centers on “a small town southern beauty queen who is on the run from a ruthless killer determined to retrieve diamonds he stole during a murderous heist.”  The beauty queen plans to escape New Orleans with the diamonds, but first she must elude authorities, a news reporter, and Odel, “a self-described wolf determined to hunt her down and recover his swag.”

It’s assumed that Temple will be playing said beauty queen, but Deadline’s report doesn’t specify which roles Cage and Knoxville will take.  Easy money would be on Cage playing the ruthless killer (Cage Rage!), but I could also see him playing a quirky news reporter with that classic Cage spin.  The actor recently wrapped the serial killer drama Frozen Ground opposite John Cusack, and he’ll next shoot a sure-to-be-memorable role in Charlie Kaufman’s Frank or Francis.  Temple recently wrapped Lovelace and stars in this summer’s The Dark Knight Rises.

SXSW 2012: SMALL APARTMENTS Review

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Small Apartments deserves credit for getting inside your head through force of strangeness alone, and it has enough going on to merit at least some kind of interpretation.  You can argue with yourself to no end about whether or not director Jonas Åkerlund has made a subversive slam against trying to find human connection when our own baggage shuts us off from the world, or if he’s delivered a pat, mawkish ending that doesn’t fit with previous moments of derision towards sentiment.  Rather than leave your head spinning, Small Apartments just leaves your head aching.

SXSW 2012: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, the Premiere of Todd Rohal’s NATURE CALLS, and More Added to Line-Up

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The 2012 SXSW Film Festival has announced some exciting additions to their already-stellar line-up.  The Sundance flicks Searching for Sugar Man, Chasing Ice, Monsieur Lazhar (my review), Safety Not Guaranteed (my review), Shut Up and Play the Hits, and Sleepwalk with Me will all be showing up at this year’s SXSW.  I heard nothing but good things about Chasing Ice and Sleepwalk with Me, and I’m glad I’ll have a second chance to see them.  SXSW 2012 will also have the world premiere of Steve Taylor‘s Blue Like Jazz, and Todd Rohal‘s Nature Calls starring Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, and Rob Riggle.  

Hit the jump for more on all of the new additions.  The 2012 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 9 – 17th.

First Trailer for MEN IN BLACK 3

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The first trailer for Men in Black 3 has gone online.  The plot for the sequel involves J (Will Smith) going back in time to rescue K (Tommy Lee Jones).  If I didn’t know that the script was most likely a mess, I would be slightly excited after seeing this trailer.  Smith is back with his full-blown charisma and Josh Brolin is a pitch perfect young K.  Maybe there’s a chance that somehow the script worked itself out?  I’d certainly rather see a good MIB movie than a bad one.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Johnny Knoxville, and Jemaine ClementMen in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th.

Promo Posters for ASS BACKWARDS, CARNAVAL, and THUNDER RUN Starring Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler

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We’ve got another round up of stuff from the American Film Market to share with you today in the way of promo posters for Ass Backwards, Thunder Run, and Carnaval. Thunder Run is the 3D motion-capture war film starring Gerard Butler, Sam Worthington, and Matthew McConaughey. Directed by Simon West (Con Air), the film centers on the 2003 capture of Baghdad. The comedy Ass Backwards stars Alicia Silverstone, Jon Cryer, Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and Vincent D’Onofrio and centers on two best friends who head back to their hometown in an attempt to win a pageant they never won as children.

Carnaval stars John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville and centers on a sports scout (Cusack) who is forced to head down to Rio de Janeiro to recruit the world’s top soccer player. The scout’s best friend (Knoxville) comes along for the trip, and hijinks ensue. Josh Stern (Swing Vote) will direct.  Hit the jump to check out the promo posters.

New Set Photos from GANGSTER SQUAD and Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s Comeback THE LAST STAND

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New set photos have gone online for the 1940s crime drama Gangster Squad, and for Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s comeback film The Last Stand.  Back in September, we saw Gangster Squad set photos of co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone enjoying a lovely day in the park.  The new set photos show Stone and co-star Sean Penn sharing a scene, and Stone looks particularly glamorous.  I’m a big fan of the setting, and the costumes look terrific.

And some costumes look a little stranger.  The first set photo from Kim Ji-Woon‘s The Last Stand shows Schwarzenegger along with co-stars Luis Guzman, Johnny Knoxville, and Jaimie Alexander.  I’m not sure why Alexander and Schwarzenegger are holding tommy guns if the film is set in the present day, but I’m even more confused by Knoxville’s outfit.  It looks like a modified version of Kang-ho Song’s costume from Ji-Woon’s The Good, the Bad, the Weird.  While I work out my bafflement, hit the jump to check out the set photos.  Gangster Squad opens October 19, 2012.  The Last Stand opens January 18, 2013.

John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville to Star in CARNAVAL

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John Cusack and Johnny Knoxville will co-star in Josh Stern’s comedy Carnaval.  According to THR, Cusack will play sports scout who, in order to inherit his agency, must heads to Rio de Janeiro to recruit the world’s top soccer player.  However, he has to do it during the madness of the city’s annual festival, Carnaval.  Knoxville will play his best friend who comes along for the trip, but ends up having an affair with the soccer star’s girlfriend and this is how conflict happens.

Stern will also re-write the script from former agent David Styne.  Shooting is expected to begin this January.  Cusack will next be seen playing Edgar Allan Poe in the thriller The Raven and he’s signed on to star in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy.  Knoxville’s slate continues to fill up as he’s set to co-star with Patton Oswalt in an untitled comedy from Todd Rohal, and earlier this week we learned Knoxville was on board Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback film, The Last Stand.

Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville Join Arnold Schwarzenegger in THE LAST STAND

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Filming has begun on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback film The Last Stand and the movie has added two more actors to its cast.  Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and masochist Johnny Knoxville have signed on to Kim Jee-Woon’s crime drama.  Schwarzenegger will play sheriff of a sleepy border town who serves as the last line of defense against a drug cartel leader (Eduardo Noriega) headed for the Mexican border.  Harry Dean Stanton, Rodrigo Santoro, and Luis Guzman have also been announced to co-star.

There’s currently no word on who any of the supporting actors other than Noriega will play.  Whitaker recently signed on to star in the voodoo thriller Vipka, and Knoxville will co-star with Patton Oswalt in an untitled comedy from Todd Rohal.   The Last Stand also stars Harry Dean Stanton, Rodrigo Santoro, Luis Guzman, Zach Gilford, and Jaimie Alexander.  Hit the jump for the press release, which includes the full synopsis.

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