GALAXY QUEST Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Film and Express the Desire to Make a Sequel

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Confession.  I haven’t seen Galaxy Quest.  I mean, I’m sure I’ve technically seen the whole thing in bits and pieces on cable (and my best friend’s dad in high school was a huge Star Trek nerd so he had the laserdisc of this on repeat at their house),  but I’ve never actually sat down to watch the entire thing.  I think this has a lot to do with the fact that it came out in 1999, a year in which I was an insufferable faux snob, only deigning to watch stuff like Magnolia, Fight Club and Being John Malkovich.  I just didn’t have the time for a goofy movie with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell.  Turns out I was likely wrong, and I continue to pay the price.

Time has been kind to Galaxy Quest in terms of cultural response, and from what I gather this is exactly the kind of movie I’d be into these days.  So I’ll watch it at some point soon I’m sure.  Nudging that progress along are those comments from the producers, writer, director and stars.  Hit the jump for their comments and their take on the prospect of a Galaxy Quest sequel.

TIFF 2014 Line-Up Announced; A LITTLE CHAOS; THE NIGHTCRAWLER; FOXCATCHER; THE EQUALIZER; WHILE WE’RE YOUNG and Many More to Debut

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The Toronto International Film Festival has made the initial announcement for its 2014 line-up.  While there will be more films announced in the near future, we now know who many of the heavy hitters will be.  While the opening night film has yet to be unveiled, the closing night film will be Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Stanley TucciBennett Miller’s much buzzed about Foxcatcher (featuring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in a great cast that includes Mark Ruffalo and Vanessa Redgrave).  Somewhat unexpected is the announcement of Antoine Fuqua’s 80’s show adaptation The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz.  We’ll also see Adam Sandler trying his hand at another dramatic role (which he is often good at) in Men, Women and Children from director Jason Reitman.  Another pleasant addition is Dan Gilroy’s The Nightcrawler, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Bill Paxton.  We’re also getting While We’re Young from Noah Baumbach, I’m a massive fan of his so that makes me happy.

Many more high profile titles were announced today as well.  Hit the jump for the TIFF 2014 Line-up of Galas and Special Presentations.  Please note that there are plenty of other categories that will be announced soon including the full Midnight Madness, Documentary, and Masters line-up so stay tuned.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th.

Stanley Tucci Talks TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Working with Michael Bay, Filming the Action, Alan Rickman’s A LITTLE CHAOS, and More

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Stanley Tucci is one of those actors that shines in every genre and role.  I won’t list his great resume, but check it out on IMDb and you’ll see someone that has consistently done excellent work for almost three decades and acted in over 100 projects.   He’s also a writer-director helming projects of his own like Big NightThe Impostors and Blind Date.  In his latest role for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, Tucci plays the head of a tech company that develops weapons.

At the Hong Kong press day for the film, I talked to Tucci about working with Bay, the new technology that was used on the film (like the new IMAX 4K 3D digital camera), playing a role that’s serious while also providing levity, filming the action, and getting to work with Alan Rickman on his movie A Little Chaos.  Hit the jump to watch. 

First Trailer for A PROMISE, Starring Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden and Alan Rickman

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Although writer-director Patrice Leconte’s romantic period drama A Promise played at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the French filmmaker’s English-language debut has yet to land a U.S. release date (though it will premiere in France this coming April).  Inspired by Stefan Zweig’s novel “Journey into the Past” and set in 1912 Germany, the film centers a love triangle between an ailing factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young bride (Rebecca Hall), and his protégé, played by Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.  We premiered an exclusive clip from the film a few months back, but the first trailer is now available.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Exclusive Clip from A PROMISE Starring Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, and Richard Madden

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival gets underway later this week, and we here at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive clip from a film that will be playing as part of the special presentation selection: A Promise.  Set in 1912 Germany, the film revolves around a love triangle between an ailing factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young bride (Rebecca Hall), and his protégé, played by Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.  Inspired by Stefan Zweig’s novel Journey into the Past, the pic marks the English-language debut of French filmmaker Patrice Leconte.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.  The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

29 Images from CBGB Starring Alan Rickman, Rupert Grint, and Malin Akerman

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29 images have been released from the upcoming film, CBGBAlan Rickman leads the picture as struggling club owner Hilly Kristal, who had a vision of bringing country, bluegrass and blues music to the lower Eastside venue which ultimately became a proving ground for rock-and-roll and punk bands.  It is the story of a venue as renowned for its performers as it is for the filthiness of its restroom.  I’ll be curious to hear what people who actually went to CBGB when it was open think of the film (the club closed in 2006).

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Rupert Grint, Malin Akerman, Ashley Greene, Johnny Galecki, Donal Logue, Mickey Sumner, and Justin BarthaCBGB opens October 11th.

4 Clips from Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER Starring Forest Whitaker, David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, and Cuba Gooding Jr.

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The Weinstein Company has released four clips from director Lee Daniels’ upcoming historical drama The Butler.  The film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986, and tells his life story against the important historical events of the time as seen through the eyes of the many inhabitants of the White House.  Whitaker leads the pic alongside Oprah Winfrey as his wife and David Oyelowo as his son, but Daniels has filled the rest of the cast out with a litany of familiar faces on tap to play the many Presidents and First Ladies over the years, including John Cusack as Nixon, Robin Williams as Eisenhower, and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars Mariah Carey, Cuba Gooding Jr.Terrence HowardMinka KellyLenny KravitzMelissa LeoAlan RickmanAlex PettyferVanessa Redgrave, and Liev Schreiber.  The Butler opens on August 16th.

Ryan Hurst Talks KING & MAXWELL, How Much Research He Did for His Character, His Passion for Directing, CBGB, and More

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Developed by Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles), the TNT drama series King & Maxwell follows private investigators Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn), characters originally seen in the best-selling series of books by author David Baldacci.  The two are both former Secret Service agents who use their unique abilities and their quite apparent differences to get a leg up on conventional law enforcement.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Ryan Hurst – who plays Edgar Roy, a high-functioning autistic savant and proven valuable asset to the team, with an extraordinary ability to see patterns and numerical sequences – talked about how he came to be a part of this show, jumping right back into work after his time on Sons of Anarchy was done, how much research he’s done for the role, and the evolving character dynamic.  He also talked about the experience of making CBGB, about the New York City punk-rock scene and the famous nightclub, and working with Alan Rickman, as well as his desire to direct.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

John C. Reilly Offered to Star in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; Marvel Wants Hugh Laurie, Alan Rickman or Ken Watanabe for Additional Role

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James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is going to be one of the strangest films of 2014; that’s pretty much a guarantee when two of your lead characters are a gun-toting raccoon and a talking tree.  Word has it that funnyman John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) has been offered a role in the Marvel film.  While my first thought was that of a voice role for one of the above-mentioned characters (who currently are voiceless), Reilly is being offered a slightly different sort of role.  Comic book fans may be familiar with the name Rhomman Dey, but just how Gunn plans to use that character appears to be a tad unconventional.  A new report also has Marvel showing interest in Hugh Laurie (House M.D.), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter series) and Ken Watanabe (Inception) for an additional role.  Hit the jump for more.

First Trailer for THE BUTLER Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, and More

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The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for director Lee Daniels’ (Precious, The Paperboy) historical drama The Butler.  Based on a true story, the film stars Forrest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986.  The trailer plays up the film’s awards prospects as we see a flash of famous faces playing the many notable persons who walked the halls of the White House throughout this period (Alan Rickman is particularly striking as President Reagan), and that’s balanced with an overview of Gaines’ life in a racially tense America.  While the film certainly looks like it has the potential to be powerful, cautious optimism is key whenever Lee Daniels is involved.

Hit the jump to watch the debut trailer.  The film also stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah CareyJohn CusackJane FondaCuba Gooding Jr.Terrence Howard, Minka KellyLenny KravitzMelissa LeoJames MarsdenAlex PettyferVanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and Robin WilliamsThe Butler opens on October 18th.

Dying Hard: Matt Revists DIE HARD

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[With A Good Day to Die Hard set to open this Thursday, we'll be taking a look back at the first four Die Hard movies.  These reviews will contain spoilers since the movies have been out for years.]

When I hear the words “best action movie”, I immediately think of Die Hard.  No other film even comes close.  It is pure action removed from sci-fi or any other genre.  Even though there were plenty of blockbuster action movies in the 1980s, Die Hard is unique in how it constantly puts its hero at a massive disadvantage.  To the extent that a blockbuster will allow, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is the everyman.  Schwarzenegger and Stallone were the physically imposing heroes, but Willis brought a scrappy quality to McClane even though the character’s actions verged on superhuman.  Although he’s very hard to kill, McClane is both the reluctant hero and the ideal 1980s American hero.  From its unforgettable protagonist, Die Hard took on an identity that made it distinct and enduring.

Retro Poster for GAMBIT Starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, and Alan Rickman

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A retro poster for the remake of Gambit has gone online.  The update was written by Joel and Ethan Coen and stars Colin Firth as a London art dealer who enlists a Texas Rodeo Queen (Cameron Diaz) to help him con the richest man in England (Alan Rickman).  The original 1966 film, which starred Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, and Herbert Lom, is a must-see, and while it sets a high bar, I’m still excited to see what the remake has to offer.  At the very least, it’s got a nice poster that recalls the original without copying it.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  Gambit opens in the U.K. on November 21st, and will hit the U.S. in early 2013.

First Full Trailer for GAMBIT Starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz

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Though we got out first look at some footage from the film just yesterday, the first full trailer for Gambit has now landed online.  The pic is a remake of the 1966 film starring Michael Caine as a cat burglar who recruits a showgirl (Shirley MacLaine) to help him heist a priceless antiquity.  The update was written by Joel and Ethan Coen and stars Colin Firth as a London art dealer who enlists a Texas Rodeo Queen (Cameron Diaz) to help him con the richest man in England.  The trailer makes the film look like a lot of fun, and the Coen brothers’ touch is quite evident.  The goofiness is reminiscent of Raising Arizona, and Alan Rickman is delightfully eccentric as the target of the con.  Performance-driven comedies are few and far between these days, and Gambit appears to be a breath of fresh air.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Directed by Michael Hoffman, the film also stars Stanley Tucci and Cloris LeachmanGambit will be released on November 21st in the UK and sometime in early 2013 in the US.

Watch Some of the Trailer for GAMBIT Starring Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz

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Michael Hoffman‘s remake of Gambit needs to stop being pushed back so I can see it.  In the original 1966 film, a cat burglar (Michael Caine) recruits a showgirl (Shirley MacLaine) to help him heist a priceless antiquity.  The remake was written by Joel and Ethan Coen, and stars Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz, and was originally due out in the U.S. this year, but was pushed back to winter 2013.  However, as we saw from recent posters (that ripped off the tagline from Bowfinger), it will still hit theaters in the UK this November.  A portion of the trailer has landed online, and it looks like a lot of fun, although the Caine character is “a London art dealer who enlists a Texas Rodeo Queen (Diaz) in a scheme to con the richest man in England (Alan Rickman).”  Although this is only a brief glimpse, I like what I’m seeing, and hopefully we’ll get a full trailer in the near future.

Hit the jump to check out the partial trailer, and if you haven’t seen the original, be sure to track it down.

First Look at Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda as Ronald and Nancy Reagan in THE BUTLER; Plus Old Oprah Winfrey and Lenny Kravitz

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Director Lee Daniels is currently at work on his period drama The Butler, and some images of his star-studded cast taking on famous historical figures are starting to trickle out.  The film tells the true story of Eugene Allen, a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986.  Forest Whitaker plays Allen, Oprah Winfrey is set as his wife, and David Oyelowo will star as Allen’s son.  Butler has cast a number of familiar faces to play the notable persons who walk the halls of the White House throughout this period, and now we have our first look at Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda as First Couple Ronald and Nancy Reagan.  I wasn’t quite sure how Rickman would physically pull off Reagan, but the resemblance here is striking.

Hit the jump to take a look at not only Rickman and Fonda alongside Daniels, but also Winfrey and co-star Lenny Kravitz in old-age makeup.  Click here to see James Marsden and Minka Kelly as John and Jackie Kennedy.

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