Opening next weekend is director Neil LaBute’s Death at a Funeral, which stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Zoë Saldaña, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, and Keith David.
The movie is a remake of the 2007 British film with the same name, and the project was led by Chris Rock, who explained why he wanted to remake the movie when I spoke to him yesterday. He also talked about the challenges of getting the cast together and he also told me about his next documentary Credit is the Devil – which he is starting to prep right now. Hit the jump to see what he had to say:
Opening on April 16th is director Neil LaBute’s Death at a Funeral, which stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Zoë Saldaña, Columbus Short, Luke Wilson, Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, and Keith David.
The movie is a remake of the 2007 British film with the same name, and while most remakes recast everyone, Peter Dinklage is playing the same character again. So if you’ve seen the 2007 film, you know who he plays and some of the twists and turns.
To help promote the film, we’ve been given 6 clips and the synopsis. Hit the jump to check them out:
Screen Gems has released synopses and some first look images from their 2010 films and it’s all after the jump. Some of the new/first look images are from The Roomate (starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly), Death at a Funeral (starring Peter Dinklage, Danny Glover, Martin Lawrence, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Zoë Saldaña), and Takers (starring Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Jay Hernandez, and Hayden Christensen).
Also, while they didn’t release any images, they did provide the first synopsis for Burlesque which stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci.
Check out everything after the jump. It’s posted by release date.
Yahoo Movies has released a new featurette from Roland Emmerich’s “2012″ called “How They Made the Giant Waves”. As you can guess from the title, it focuses on the special effects and how they created the huge wave that’s featured in the trailer. While the video is cool if you’re into visual effects, my favorite part is when the various people involved start talking about the script and being serious. Because, clearly, the script is the most important part of a Roland Emmerich movie. While people are clearly mixed on “2012″, I’m looking forward to shutting my brain off at the door, grabbing a popcorn, and having some fun watching the world explode. Check out the clip after the jump.
MTV aired a program tonight called “Behind the Screen” and they showed off new clips from “Jennifer’s Body”, “Ninja Assassin”, “2012″ and some behind the scenes footage from “Clash of the Titans”. Thanks to the magic of embedding, you can see the clips after the jump. Take a look:
Just a few hours ago I was at Sony Studios in Culver City catching a screening. What’s great about watching movies on a studio lot is you never know what you’ll see. I’ve walked by numerous actors walking to set in costume, and I’ve also seen director’s talking to executives about upcoming projects. It’s always an interesting place to be.
The other cool thing about being on a studio lot is they sometimes have promotional posters and theatrical displays before they’ve been seen in a movie theater or online. So when I was checking into tonight’s screening, I noticed two huge “2012″ posters that I’d never seen anywhere. And sure enough, after I got home and looked around the web, they weren’t online. So after the jump take a look at some new posters via my camera phone.
Sony International has released a new “2012″ trailer in Japan and I’ve put it after the jump. If you went to this year’s Comic-Con, you’ll notice a lot of what we were shown in the trailer. But if you didn’t go, you’re going to see what millions of dollars money buys you in special effects, as this film is loaded with destruction.
While many people give director Roland Emmerich a lot of shit for the movies he makes (myself included), for some reason I’m looking forward to “2012″. Since this is his third time blowing up our planet, I’d like to think he’s finally figured out how to do it right. Watch the trailer after the jump:
On one hand it’s great Fox has been releasing their catalog titles in 1080p and in DTS looking great. On the other hand, they haven’t put in that much work to jazz it up for audiences buying it a second time. None of the films here have anything new, but all look appreciably better in their Blu-ray iterations. After the jump are my reviews of “Predator 2″, “Fargo” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” on Blu-ray.
I guess the film’s called “2012″ because that’s when the Mayans predicted that the world would end (and yet they didn’t see the end of their own civilization coming; whoops) but a much better title judging from the trailer [via Yahoo! Movies] would be “Set Piece: The Movie!” Does this movie have characters? Do people actually talk to each other? I’m starting to think that director Roland Emmerich just sits in front of his computer playing “Sim City”, hits one of the “Disaster” buttons, and says “That would be a great movie!” I was left dumbstruck by this trailer because while I’m not excited for the film, I’m amazed that Emmerich has apparently come one step closer to his personal cinematic zenith of making movies where everything gets destroyed.
Also, it looks like the Mayans were right on with their prediction that the USS John Kennedy would fall on top of the White House. We should have listened to those guys.
Check out the trailer after the jump. “2012″ falls on to theatres on November 13th.