One of the more interesting films opening later this month is director Richard LaGravenese’s adaptation of the novel Beautiful Creatures. The film is a supernatural love story that centers on Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) a “caster” (a.k.a. a witch), her relationship with Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), and her dread at being chosen for good or evil. We’ve been provided with some nifty swag from the film to give away to a few lucky readers including a track jacket, t-shirts, a messenger bag, a copy of the soundtrack, a makeup collection from Pür Minerals, and more.
Hit the jump to find out how you can win and to take a look at what we’re giving away. Beautiful Creatures opens on February 14th.
I’m not embarrassed to say I’m intrigued by Beautiful Creatures. I know I’m not the target audience, but that doesn’t mean I’m excluded from enjoying the film. For those unfamiliar with the movie, it’s supernatural love story centering on Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) a “caster” (a.k.a. a witch), her relationship with Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), and her dread at being chosen for good or evil.
I’m pleased to announce that we’re giving away 20 passes to the Atlanta screening of Beautiful Creatures. Hit the jump to find out how you can check out the film early and for free. The film also stars Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, and Emma Thompson. Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th.
Three new clips are now available from Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures, the Southern Gothic supernatural romance story adapted from the best-selling books of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Two of these clips do a nice job at establishing the budding relationship between Lena (Alice Englert) and Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), as well as stirring up the fanbase. The third clip features Ridley Duchannes (Emmy Rossum) flaunting a barely-there dress, bringing a little something for two “lucky boys.”
Also starring Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Thomas Mann, Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th. Hit the jump to watch the clips (fair warning: they’re on auto-play).
A host of new images from director Richard LaGravenese’s supernatural love story adaptation Beautiful Creatures reveal great looks at stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich. While the movie may draw comparisons to The Twilight Saga, one thing that stands apart is the amazing costume design for Beautiful Creatures, which really puts an emphasis on Southern Gothic.
Also starring Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Thomas Mann, Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
We’ve got a round-up of some of the latest posters from the following movies:
- Beautiful Creatures – A French poster for the Richard LaGravenese film starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Irons. Beautiful Creatures opens February 14th.
- Spring Breakers – An alternate poster to the ones that we posted earlier for Harmony Korine’s film starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and James Franco.
- Epic – The animated film from Blue Sky and the creators of Rio and Ice Age is directed by Chris Wedge and features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Pitbull, Beyonce Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Steven Tyler and Judah Freidlander. Epic opens May 24th.
- Dead Man Down – The revenge thriller from director Niels Arden Oplev and Fringe writer J.H. Wyman stars Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Dominic Cooper and Terrence Howard. Dead Man Down opens March 8th.
Hit the jump to see the posters and synopses.
New TV spots have been released for Beautiful Creatures and Oz the Great and Powerful. Beautiful Creatures is a supernatural love story centering on Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) a “caster” (a.k.a. a witch), her relationship with Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), and her dread at being chosen for good or evil. This TV spot sells the love-angle, but I can’t help but being slightly intrigued by the supernatural element of the story. As for Oz the Great and Powerful, the TV spots are about ringing in the New Year with Sam Raimi‘s Wizard of Oz prequel.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spots. Beautiful Creatures opens February 13th. Oz the Great and Powerful opens in 3D on March 8th.
Over the past several months, we’ve had new images from some of Warner Bros. 2013 films, but now the studio has released hi-res versions of these images. After the jump, you’ll find hi-res images from Pacific Rim, Beautiful Creatures, Seventh Son, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Pacific Rim opens July 12th, Beautiful Creatures opens February 13th, Seventh Son opens October 18th, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens December 13th.
New posters have popped up online today for Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain and Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures. Pain and Gain, based on a true story, stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg as two weightlifters who get involved with a kidnapping and extortion scheme that goes horribly wrong. Also starring Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub, Rebel Wilson and Rob Corddry, Pain and Gain opens on April 26, 2013.
Two new character posters have popped up for Beautiful Creatures stars Jeremy Irons and Zoey Deutch. Adapted from the Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl novel, Beautiful Creatures stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich as two star-crossed lovers caught up in supernatural events transpiring in their small town. The film opens February 13, 2013. Hit the jump to check out all the posters.
A few new posters have landed online. Briefly:
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation – The first poster for the retooled (ie. 3D) version of the G.I. Joe sequel highlights the cast of characters and 35% more Channing Tatum. The film opens on March 27th in 3D.
- Stoker – The artwork for Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s drama continues to be stunning, as this international poster gives a new meaning to the phrase “family portrait.” The film opens on March 1st.
- Beautiful Creatures – A couple of new character posters for the YA adaptation highgliht the characters played by Emma Thompson and Viola Davis. The film opens on February 13th.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
We’ve got a few intriguing new posters to share this afternoon. Briefly:
- Riddick – The first poster for the third film in David Twohy’s Chronicles of Riddick series comes by way of an international one-sheet which features star Vin Diesel front and center.
- Stoker – A gorgeous new poster for director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, and Nicole Kidman. The film opens on March 1, 2013.
- Beautiful Creatures – A couple of character posters for the YA adaptation starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, and Emmy Rossum. The film opens on February 13, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
A new trailer for the YA adaptation Beautiful Creatures has been released online. The Southern supernatural romance centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live. I found the first trailer intriguing yet a tad confusing, but this clip really digs into the plot and makes Beautiful Creatures look like a lot of fun. We see a lot more of the characters played by Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis, and it’s starting to make sense why actors of their caliber signed on; Thompson in particular looks to be having a blast chewing the scenery.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, and Emmy Rossum. Beautiful Creatures opens on February 13, 2013.
Let’s take a look at some of the newest posters for some of the most-anticipated upcoming films:
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has released three new posters (in addition to this recently released collection) featuring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens December 14th.
- A new banner poster has gone up for Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad, which comes on the heels of these character banners. Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Gangster Squad opens January 11th, 2013.
- A new character banner poster for Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures, which doesn’t match the actors’ names with their characters for some reason. Starring Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis, Beautiful Creatures graces theaters on February 13th, 2013.
- The first poster for The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore’s 21 and Over is now available. Starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Skylar Astin and Jonathan Keltz, 21 and Over opens March 1st, 2013.
Hit the jump to see the new posters and synopses.
Last night I uncovered a gem from 2011 for the first time and my only regret is that I didn’t take the time to seek it out sooner. Writer/director Thomas McCarthy‘s dramedy Win Win is not only consistently funny but also chock full of both heartwarming and heartbreaking moments. The performances are terrific all-around, the script is strong albeit somewhat easy to telegraph, and the wrestling scenes are even surprisingly intense at times (I mean, it was nominated for a prestigious ESPY for “Best Sports Film” after all). Matt gave the film his full endorsement when he reviewed it at Sundance 2011 and I’m doing the same here today.
Movie recommendations aside, in what was yet another busy week around these parts, the five standouts include our Skyfall interviews with Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, director Sam Mendes and more, a Beautiful Creatures set visit recap, the first trailer for Brad Pitt‘s World War Z, even more set visit goodness from Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s The Last Stand, and ongoing development news for the next Star Wars trilogy. Keep reading for brief recaps and links to all of the above.
Stepping out of the van, the heat hits all of us at the same time, and before we’ve even made it halfway up the dirt pathway—to where a sprawling, vine-covered Gothic mansion is quietly redefining the word “imposing”—every one of us is starting to sweat. The person guiding us to our destination points, and we all look around a corner to see what appears to be a checkered ballroom set into the center of a topiary garden. Dozens of elaborately-costumed actors and actresses are milling about: some have foot-tall, brightly-colored hairdos, others have their faces covered in intricate makeup jobs, and all of them must be dying in this swampy heat. Just as we’re starting to make sense of what it is we’re looking at, Jeremy Irons walks by holding a Styrofoam cup of coffee and nods a “Hello” at us.
Earlier this year, I was invited out to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Warner Bros. and director Richard LaGravenese were bringing the YA novel Beautiful Creatures to life. To say the visit was surreal doesn’t quite do it justice, but I’ll give it a shot. Meet me after the jump to find out what I learned on the Beautiful Creatures set…and why Warner Bros. might have the next, big Twilight-sized YA hit on their hands.
Everyone knows that you can’t have a teen-centric supernatural romance without two things: teens in love, and magical powers (and longing stares)(oh, and dudes without shirts)(and, yeah, OK, mysterious secrets: so maybe there’s more than two things every teen-centric supernatural romance needs, but you get the idea). In the upcoming Warner Bros. film Beautiful Creatures, the “teens in love” portion of that formula is covered by newcomers Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert, who play Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes, respectively. The “magical powers” part is covered by Englert, whose Lena may or may not be a powerful witch.
Earlier this year, I traveled to the Beautiful Creatures set (outside of Baton Rouge, LA) with a few other members of the online press to chat with the cast of Richard LaGravenese’s new film. Find out what Alice Englert had to say about her character, the supernatural-romance genre, and more after the jump.